Naseeruddin Shah, Javed Akhtar slam France attacks

05, Nov 2020

MUMBAI/HYDERABAD: Actor Naseeruddin Shah, poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar, former high cop Julio Ribeiro and activists Javed Anand and Yogendra Yadav are amongst over 100 distinguished Indians from numerous backgrounds who issued an announcement on Saturday condemning the Paris beheadings and deploring the outrageous statements by Muslim non secular and political leaders. Among different issues, the assertion learn: “No God, gods, goddesses, prophets or saints may be invoked to justify the killing and/or terrorising of fellow human beings.”

“We are deeply disturbed by the convoluted logic of some self-appointed guardians of Indian Muslims in rationalising cold-blooded murder and deplore the outrageous remarks of some heads of state. It has become the order of the day for all religious groups to indulge in whataboutery whenever such heinous crimes are committed by those belonging to their flock. Rationalising crimes by comparing them to similar crimes committed by others is an irrational and absurd argument as two wrongs don’t make a right,” the assertion stated.

They maintained that they rejected any ifs and buts within the justification of heinous crimes within the title of faith, any faith.

“We stand in solidarity with the ‘French Council for the Muslim Faith’ for strongly condemning the attacks and issuing an appeal calling on all Muslims in France to “cancel all celebrations of the birthday of the Prophet as a sign of mourning and solidarity with the victims and their loved ones,” the assertion stated

In Hyderabad, Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) — the Muslim wing of the RSS — took to the streets on Saturday to protest Islamophobia in France and the alleged help prolonged by French president Emmanuel Macron to teams blaspheming the Prophet. MRM members burnt images of Macron and caught them on arterial roads.The MRM’s protest has shocked many as a majority of folks supporting the French president on social media belong to proper-wing teams.

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