A video clip has recently emerged of a stand-up comedian making derogatory comments on Hindu deities Bhagwan Ram and Devi Sita in front of a sizeable audience. The video has pained social media users across platforms. Comedian Munawar Faruqui derides the Hindu gods and laces his tawdry comedy with profanities preceding and succeeding the names of Ram and Sita. He also makes unforgivable statements on their divine marriage projecting Sita as an insecure wife suspicious of her husband’s loyalty.
Munawar Faruqui also makes disturbing commentary about the 2002 Godhra carnage in which 58 Hindus, including many women & children, were charred to death by radical Islamists who set coach S-6 of the Sabarmati Express train on fire. He compares the gory act of arson & murder to the movie ‘Burning Train’ and implies that the Godhra train burning was ‘directed by Amit Shah and produced by RSS’.
In the full video of this act, one can see another grotesque comment made by Faruqui, albeit he claims he made it as a 5-6 year old child and asks the audience ‘not to judge’ him. He claims his father explained the Godhra massacre by saying, “Hindus were burnt alive”, to which he responded, “But they are burnt after death, no.”
That someone is able to make jokes and peddle falsehoods about arguably the most painful anti-Hindu hate crime since Independence, shows how we have allowed degeneracy to flourish under the cloak of secularism and liberalism.
On April 15th, former Shiv Sena member Ramesh Solanki filed a police complaint against Munawar Faruqui for hurting religious sentiments of people with his derisive mocking of Hindu gods & a painful incident like Godhra carnage. Having resigned from Shiv Sena after Uddhav Thackerey formed coalition government with Congress in Maharashtra, Ramesh Solanki now works as a Hindu activist.
In an FIR to Mumbai police he writes, “I, Ramesh Solanki, am filing this complaint against Munawar Faruqui for insulting Hindu Gods and Goddesses divine to my faith. He (Faruqui) has been continuously doing so on open platforms such as live performances and shows. His activities have offended my Hindu faith. This is intentionally done to incite communal disharmony. He has been mocking Shri Rama and Mata Sita in his videos. Request you to kindly look into the matter and file an FIR against him.”
A similar complaint has been filed by a legal activist group called Kalinga Rights Forum.
Muslims like Munawar Faruqui think they have a right to insult Gods and revered personalities of every other faith in the name of freedom of speech. Denigrating customs of non-Muslims is part & parcel of such closet-Islamists from childhood. But they demand that the world must not question or comment on their religion or the numerous flawed customs their society suffers from.
Like this ‘comedian’ makes a joke about the Hindu cremation process, could a non-Muslim make a joke on the sack-like garments Muslim women walk around in or the tradition of circumcision (both male and female), or inflicting injuries on themselves in public view in the name of a ritual? Forget a Hindu mocking Islamic traditions, how would the Muslim community react if one of their own were to crack such jokes at the expense of Muslims? Forget cracking jokes – Shireen Dalvi, a Muslim lady editor of a Urdu newspaper in Mumbai, was forced to go underground for offending Muslim sentiments after she decided to publish the Charlie Hebdo cartoons for which ISIS terrorists shot dead staff of the French satirical magazine in Paris.
Have you ever seen these Muslim “funny” men dare joke on the life of the man their community considers the ‘perfect human’? While 12 people get shot by masked men chanting “Allahu Akbar” at the office of Charlie Hebdo in France, Hindu Samaj Party founder Kamlesh Tiwary was murdered by two Islamists in broad daylight in Bharat for allegedly making an objectionable comment against the prophet of Islam. Music Maestro A R Rahman was once slapped with a Fatwa for merely composing music for an Iranian film about the prophet of Islam. Faruqui however thinks he can slander Ram and Sita, and joke about the Godhra massacre with impunity.
Also, we can’t overlook that a packed audience found these ‘jokes’ funny. We can only presume that most of the audience members are Hindus, who thought it cool to laugh at the insults inflicted on their Gods, their rituals and painful episodes from their collective history. The mindset that allows one to laugh at something as macabre as burning alive of 58 fellow Hindus, brings to the fore the failed upbringing of Hindu parents in metro cities. Together, such Hindu (in name only) yuppies resemble a herd of goats at a slaughterhouse cheerfully bleating as those ahead of them in the line have their heads chopped off.
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