Indian Muslim Council-USA denounces Indian cricketer

Category: Asia, Life & Society Topics: Bal Thackeray, India, Islam Views: 5432
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New York, N.Y. - Indian Muslim Council-USA, an advocacy group of Indian-Americans dedicated to the preservation of India's pluralist ethos, denounced Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan's pandering of Hindutva-fascist leader Bal Thackeray. Zaheer Khan has reportedly implied to the media that only "subversive" elements of the Indian society consider Hindu militant leader Bal Thackeray as anti-Muslim. 

Dr. Shaik Ubaid, President of IMC-USA said, "Bal Thackeray is complicit in the murders of thousands of innocent Indians and his appalling views on Muslims and minorities are well known. To refer to Bal Thackeray as secular is the ultimate insult to secularism." Bal Thackarey has reportedly expressed satisfaction on the remarks of Zaheer Khan, and that according to Dr. Ubaid, "speaks volumes of Thackeray's guilt that seeks a certificate of legitimacy from a sportsman." 

Dr. Ubaid further added that Indian Muslims are constantly under pressure from the militant Hindu supremacists to prove their loyalty to India and believes that Zaheer Khan, who has just come off the injury list and is struggling with his form, is under similar pressure. 

"Zaheer should cement his place in the Indian team through his performance and not by appeasing mass murderers who consider Adolf Hitler as their role model," declared Dr. Ubaid. 

Dr. Ubaid also castigated the Pakistani media for asking questions that would have caused difficulties to Zaheer Khan at the hands of Hindutva-fascists if answered truthfully. "It could be a distraction tactic by the Pakistanis to counter Zaheer's effectiveness as India's premier strike bowler." Dr. Ubaid exhorted the young Indian paceman to tackle the Pakistani media googlies with prudence and stay away from appeasing mass murderers. 

Source: Email: Indian Muslim Council-USA - 265 Sunrise Highway, Suite 1-355 Rockville Centre, NY 11570 - [email protected]


  Category: Asia, Life & Society
  Topics: Bal Thackeray, India, Islam
Views: 5432

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Older Comments:
SUPERINTENDENT UNIVERSITY FROM BANGLADESH said:
With the emergence of Wasim Akram's fans and young fast Bowler like Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan being the injury-prone bowler that he is, has his place in more jeopardy. Last thing he needed to do was to appease a mass-killer criminal. If i was there i would have criticised him. Because he couldn't get away with killing a front line International cricker. So he had to absorb the criticism. We should not condone such an act of idiocy.
2004-10-21

HOOSEIN ABDUL KADER FROM MYANMAR (BURMA) said:
Zaheer Khan should have shunned this matter. Now he is in more trouble than before as Mr.Bal Thackeray has no more power in appointing people. Zaheer Khan should not praise another criminal to have a place in the team.
2004-05-27

SADAQ AHMAD FROM U.S said:
Dear Sir,
I presume Zaheer Khan's statement was under duress.It's idiotic to believe that a Muslim has endorsed such comments on Thackeray.
2004-05-21

RAHUL FROM UNITED STATES said:
well i am a hindu and i am not truely for bal thakrey either. however, one has to understand one thing in this age one has to support the powerful. Bal thakarey is a key man in getting ppl into the team. so in my view he is not a coward but a smart man. FOR HIS JOB HE HAS TO OVERSHADOW (Not totally but to an extent) HIS RELIGIOUS SENTIMENTS ...bottom line case closed....bye ....
2004-04-01

IQBAL BASHA FROM INDIA said:
to remain in the indian team he supports mr. thackeray. thackeray is a known antiislamist.
2004-03-21

KHALID FROM USA said:
Zaheer Khan should remember one thing, no matter how much you try to appease Indians, they will dump him at the first chance, just remember how they framed and dupmed Azharuddin.
2004-03-20

AMJAD IQBAL FROM UNITED STATES said:
I agree 100% with the President of IMC-USA in condemning Zaheer Khan's outrageously pandering comments of Bal Thackray. How can a Muslim, or any consciencious person for that matter, appease a mass murderer and an avowed enemy of Muslims? In appeasing Thackray, Mr. Khan is doing no one a favor, much less his own self.

Amjad
2004-03-20

SHUJA FROM TORONTO, CANADA said:
Zaheer Khan is a coward. He has absolutely no right to address this issue. In his attempt to sway and distract the power house of India from his third class performance on the field and appeasing them to overlook his mediocre performance should be condemend from all Muslims. It is better not to have the people like Zaheer Khan in the Indian team. We Muslims should learn not to emotionalize ourselves whenever any Muslim regardless of his views should manage to enter into cricket or film industry. These so-called "Muslim cowards" should be left on their own and should not be respected at all. Tell me, how many of us have seen Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi has helped the cause of Indian Muslims. Show me one incident where he has participated in any Muslim cause. These animals are worst than Bal Thackreys.

Shuja
2004-03-20

KHALID FROM INDIA said:
I agree with Ubaid Shaik contentions and at the same time would like to know what has his council done to bring the mass murderer like George W Bush to bring to justice-isn't Bush resposible for the mass murder of innocent Afghans and Iraqis.
2004-03-19

KASHIF SHAIKH FROM CANADA said:
Salams,
The headline of article is attention getting, yet article is balanced with reference that Pakistani media may have been feeding him loaded questions.
It seems to me the cricketer made a statement towards being recognized as a proud Indian and patriot.
Probably being sports focused as well as recieving his information from less critical Indian media , he was not full aware Bal Thackarey's scope of complicity in athrocities.
It is good that the Indian Muslim Congress took this opportunity to highlight the negative deeds of Bal Thackarey that many of us may not be aware of to the extent we should be.
2004-03-19

NICK CAMERON said:
While all forms of bigotry should be condemned, all Indians should unite against global terrorism.
2004-03-19