This present conflict gave an excellent opportunity for many Hindus to show their secular credentials by condemning Israel. In their views, as told by Indian media, Israel is the aggressor and killing innocent Muslim women and children. Many protests against perceived aggression by Israel were organized by leftists and Muslim Bollywood people. From ‘ever victim Muslim’ SRK to ‘neo-Muslim’ Mahesh Bhatt, we saw tweets.
Knowing NDTV and its “secular” credentials, I kept my comment on this news item to the minimum with a simple statement as this, ‘How much readers (Indians) know about Hamas ? How many people have read its covenant ( its charter )? Please try to know these before commenting here and blaming Israel.‘ Even this comment could not be passed by moderators at NDTV.
I know NDTV and its perversion of journalistic ethics when it comes to reporting about Muslim terrorism. Four years back, its silence on Deganga communal riots taught me about true state of Indian media esp. English one.
Coming to Israel-Palestine conflict, our media coverage was one sided, but not surprising. Considering that media can not tell anything negative about Islam and Muslims, it was left to bloggers like me to unravel the truth by presenting Islamic antisemitism and the truth about Hamas – a terrorist organization on social platforms. Continue reading →