I had a pretty big friend circle a few years back. Sometimes we used to meet up at someone’s house for weekend parties with drinks and home cooked meat. We usually got meat from a Muslim-owned shop nearby and a Muslim friend did most of non-veg cooking.
Once we visited a Sikh friend’s apartment for the party and he had brought meat from a shop selling jhatka meat. As usual, we asked the Muslim friend to take up kitchen duty. His first question was, where did you get it from. Upon being told that it was not halal, his demeanour changed suddenly and said something like, why are you guys not using halal?
One of us answered that we get halal meat almost always, what difference does it make? He got even more offended and started to leave in a huff. Rest of us were “seculars” and persuaded him to stay which he did but didn’t touch jhatka meat at all.
This Muslim friend was from an upper middle-class family, had masters degree, drank heavily, slept around with anything that moved & seldom prayed. Was happy when everyone was eating halal but blew a gasket in someone else’s house over non-halal.
I changed cities a few weeks later and lost contact. But never forgot the incident since I noticed the same with 3-4 other educated Muslims in multiple cities in different ways. They will expect you to eat halal, but not touch non-halal. Will date non-Muslim women, but get violent if situation is reversed. Will insult other religious faiths, but will kill you if you return the favour.
Education, money, social status, ethnic background doesn’t matter. As long as they follow Islam in any way, they are a threat and all your eid wishes, ramzan food and social justice for “minorities” are just band-aids over a malignant tumour.
They don’t consider you as equal human beings if you don’t follow their faith and it’s important that you realise it sooner than later.
(This article has been compiled from the tweet thread of @JaidevJamwal with minor edits to improve readability)
But will they raise an eyebrow before eating a beef sandwich or burger in United States ,South America & Europe?
It’s very unfortunate that even higher education has failed to change the mindset of highly educated Muslims! Everything should be taken on equal terms and should not be judged by superstition.