Taslima Nasreen “Investigated” By Police For Criticizing Muslim Cleric

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A Muslim cleric from the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) has filed a complaint with police against secular humanist writer Taslima Nasreen for tweets that allegedly “hurt religious sentiments.” The UP police have prepared a “First Information Report” (FIR) in the stage of investigation against Nasreen. The complaint was filed at the Kotwali police station on behalf of Maulana Subhan Raza Khan Subhani Miyan, leader of the Dargah-e-Ala Hazrat, by his son Hasan Raza Khan Noori Miyan for the following tweets:

Indians shd speak up against fanatics who vitiate society& push it backward& politicians who encourage them. Else,it's bad news for democracy

Since independence, Indian politicians have been seeking help of clerics who don't respect human rights,free speech and the Constitution.

Indian Politicians Encouraging Fanatics

Taslima Nasreen had tweeted criticism of Indian politician Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) meeting and seeking the endorsement of the Muslim cleric Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan, who had earlier issued a fatwa (decree) against Nasreen's writings being “anti-Islam.” One of Nasreen's tweets pointed out that in March, 2007 Maulana Tauqeer had called for the killing and beheading of Taslima Nasreen and offered a reward of 500,000 Indian rupees from the “All India Ibtehad Council” for that purpose. The same cleric had also offered 10 million Indian rupees for the assassination of former U.S. President George W. Bush in the same year.

Written By: Nirav Mehta
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21 COMMENTS

  1. And to make things worse, Hindu nationalists just won 3 of 4 state assembly elections. Hindu nationalists, Islamic fundamentalists, Catholic Priests and New Age snake oil salesmen – doesn’t look good for us, does it?

    • In reply to #1 by soulreaver:

      And to make things worse, Hindu nationalists just won 3 of 4 state assembly elections. Hindu nationalists, Islamic fundamentalists, Catholic Priests and New Age snake oil salesmen – doesn’t look good for us, does it?

      Corrupt right wingers defeat Corrupt sycophants. They are all the same.

      • In reply to #14 by tejas_gokhale01:

        In reply to #1 by soulreaver:

        And to make things worse, Hindu nationalists just won 3 of 4 state assembly elections. Hindu nationalists, Islamic fundamentalists, Catholic Priests and New Age snake oil salesmen – doesn’t look good for us, does it?

        Corrupt right wingers defeat Corrupt sycophants. Th…

        Yes indeed. We are stuck between rock and a hard place. Highly corrupt oligarchs on one side and seemingly less corrupt fascists on the other side. Not an easy choice, is it?

  2. The first tweet does not mention any religion or religious person. It just criticizes ‘fanatics’. Do those attesting to be insulted by this therefore consider themselves ‘fanatics’?

    The second tweet mentions ‘clerics’. It does not mention of what faith they are. Do those insulted by this see themselves as part of the group of clerics that do not respect human rights or the constitution?

    Thirdly, Twitter works like this: if you don’t like what someone says on twitter, don’t follow them. It’s simple.

  3. One of Nasreen’s tweets pointed out that in March, 2007 Maulana Tauqeer had called for the killing and beheading of Taslima Nasreen and offered a reward of 500,000 Indian rupees from the “All India Ibtehad Council” for that purpose

    These clerics are barking mad. Her tweet is pretty mild considering what the clerics wish to have done to her.The police should be investigating these vicious men. Their response to her tweet just proved her right!!

    • In reply to #6 by Miserablegit:

      Hurt religious sentiment, a scary catch-all that allows religious extremists to claim that they are offended by everything …

      Not just extremists.

      Peace.

  4. India may be a financially and technologically emerging state but is socially stuck in the middle ages. These kinds of laws are nothing but license to abuse and having petty revenge without ever having to argue your world view.

  5. Hindus, Catholics, Protestants, Islamist etc – it will make no difference. Since the age of the internet, all these religions have seen that all the other religions are nakedly bogus, which has given them a bit of strength. But secretly, they are all realising that the same applies to them. These moves seem like desperate plays as the end game approaches. Hopefully they will find they are holding nothing when the whistle blows.

  6. Here’s a tweet.

    Maulana Subhan Raza Khan Subhani Miyan, leader of the Dargah-e-Ala Hazrat, and his son Hasan Raza Khan Noori Miyan are a pair of cowardly pusillanimous and utterly worthless scumbags. They are apparently unable or unwilling to defend the values in which they believe in a grown-up debate, so resort to intimidation and repression on a level which shames the world’s largest democracy.

    They shame their faith, and should make any of their followers question whether they really wish to continue to follow such appalling low-life examples of humanity, determined it seems to lead them into the gutter.

    If you want to prosecute me, I’m here.

  7. How pathetically infantile religion renders people.

    In the 16th century Sir Thomas More was executed for his beliefs, but he was a man of his time and possessed great integrity.

    Nowadays it can be seen how misguided he was and how much suffering his beliefs brought to his family.

    Nonetheless I think he is to be respected for supporting Magna Carta and the rule of law.

    But it should also be remembered that in the late fifteen hundreds the then Pope was openly suborning the assassination of Queen Elisabeth the first.

    So, what’s new?

    Madness!

  8. I am not a violent person and I will behead anyone who disagrees.

    Seriously, how can their system of “law” regard criticism as dangerous and conspiracy to commit murder and even assassinate a foreign leader is business as usual? OH, now I get it, no matter what women do it is wrong and no matter what men do it is right. Like fucking kindergarten schoolyard politics. Wow, this is some way to run a government.

    • In reply to #15 by crookedshoes:

      I am not a violent person and I will behead anyone who disagrees.

      …OH, now I get it, no matter what women do it is wrong and no matter what men do it is right. Like fucking kindergarten schoolyard politics….

      I find the kids are much more adult about it.

  9. And why not Taslima Nasreen has Muslim Cleric “Investigated” By Police For Criticizing Secular Humanism

    Here are some really old tweets that are offensive in a religious fashion.

    Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”

    Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”

    and so on and so on

  10. The same cleric had also offered 10 million Indian rupees for the assassination of former U.S. President George W. Bush….

    That’s right, he’ll give you 10M rupees (approx. 164K US) to behead the man who said in a public speech that Islam is a religion of peace. The wrath of Khan…. Kill, kill, kill… Just another criminally insane Islamic cleric.

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