| India: Muslim mob attacks Hindu procession with stones, burns shops and vehicles, three dead
| Tuesday, April 19, 2016
|“Deputy Inspector General (Hazaribagh) Upendra Prasad said the trigger
for Sunday’s violence was an ‘objectionable’ audio recording played on
loudspeakers by a Ram Navami procession passing through Kheergaon area
of the town around 11 am.
He said members of the minority community
admitted that they had objected to the recording, which talked about
this being a country of Hindus. ‘The recording was apparently in the
form of a song and not a recorded speech of anybody. We are examining
the issue,’ Prasad said. Angered by the recording, minority community
members allegedly pelted stones at the procession.
A huge mob soon
gathered, and started attacking and burning shops and vehicles. More
than a dozen small shops along the roadside and a few near a mosque were
targeted. ‘Also, the mob set afire two-wheelers and some four-wheelers.
Besides, they also burnt vehicles lying for repair outside a couple of
garages,’ said Prasad.” Notice that while the Hindus are identified, the “minority community
members,” who are undoubtedly Muslims, are not.
And the focus is on the
“objectionable” audio recording, not on the Muslim mob that becomes
violent when angered: the implication is always that it is the
non-Muslims’ fault when Muslim become violent, and the non-Muslims’
responsibility to curtail their activities accordingly.
this after the jihad attack on our free speech event in Garland, Texas
last May: numerous people who should have known better declared that it
was our fault that the jihadis attacked us, and that we should have
known better than to exhibit drawings of Muhammad. The idea that Muslims
shouldn’t grow violent in the fact of behavior they find offensive
didn’t seem to enter anyone’s mind. “Ram Navami violence spreads in Jharkhand, curfew in Hazaribagh,” by Prashant Pandey, Indian Express, April 18, 2016:
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|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 9:40 AM