All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi, a Osama bin Laden disciple enjoying the freedom granted to him by a very generous and secular Indian constitution, is in news again and once again not for the right reasons.
The ISIS sympathizer, who was chased out of Bihar after the voters in the state gave him a big middle finger in the last Assembly polls where all of his six candidates in the Seemanchal region lost big to their nearest rivals, had recently said that he was not obligated by the Constitution to chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai" (Long Live Mother India).
"I don't chant that slogan. What are you going to do, Bhagwat sahab?" Owaisi had said at a rally in Latur district in Maharashtra on February 13 while reacting to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's suggestions to proudly say 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' in order to infuse patriotism amomg Indians.
"I would not chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' even if one puts a knife on my throat," the fake Indian who has ideologically aligned with Pakistan, Taliban, and ISIS in the past to prove his 'real patriotism' had said.
Not surprisingly, reaction by other Muslims in India, let alone hard core Hindus, had been harsh against Owaisi who had been quietly planning a Pakistan-style coup in India for quite some time.
Shabana Azmi, noted actress and equally noted social activist, asked Owaisi: "I would like to ask Owaisi sahab, would he be ok saying 'Bharat Ammi ki Jai' instead of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' if he has issues with the word 'mata'?"
Can't help but agree with Shabana (wonderful actress, by the way) - except I would not have added 'saheb' after Owaisi's name! The man does not deserve our respect.
Azmi's husband and writer, poet Javed Akhtar went a step further challenging Owaisi to contest election against him 'any time any place'.
"Your incendiary speech has only created disturbance in the country. I am ready to contest elections against Owaisi from anywhere except Hyderabad, where 50% of the population is Hindu and the rest 50% Muslim," Akhtar said.
Mohammed Asim, Senior News Editor, NDTV, wrote: "Please spare the Muslims your indulgence. Your expressions such as 'mere gale pe chhoori rakh do to bhi nahin bolunga Bharat Mata Ki Jai' are not just in bad taste, but also have unnecessary confrontationist tone in them."
Sadly, only in India these traitors are allowed to live, thrive, and flourish and no one can do anything to them because... we are after all 'secular' and 'secularism' clearly prevents the government to deal with the enemy of the nation!