- Abhijit Mitra Iyer
Pointing out that #TablighJamaat is disproportionately responsible for the spread of a disease is NOT Islamophobia. It comes from the methods of political negotiation that muslims developed in the wake of 1857 & have been systematically rewarded by both Britain and India. Given their eviction from power, their society never moved past the feudal structure of power capture by few elite families. Given their weak economic & electoral hand: their tactics have remained consistent: escalating through obstinacy, obstructionism & finally violence.
An example of this is Partition. Jinnah starts with impossible maximalist demands, then starts obstructionism, & finally calls for violence. Issue is this pattern was rewarded by the British, then by the INC & now by the BJP. This strategy has proved brilliant for them. You want proof? Here’s a Hindu lady waving a sword at police and refusing to obey lockdown, police immediately Lathi charged her & her followers.
But when the #TablighiJamaat people do it, repeated police missions have to beg & please with them. Finally the NSA has to go crawling like a beggar. Imagine the NSA of 1.3 billion representing a party with an absolute majority of 303 seats, held hostage by 2000 people.
Understand be it partition, be it Shaheen Bagh, be it #NizamuddinMarkaz, every government has succumbed to this kind of blackmail. Consequently they backup position has and will always remain one of obstinacy - no matter what the law, because every law is an opportunity for the Muslim leadership of the country to extort concessions. Remember rewarding bad behaviour leads to more bad behaviour. That is the essence of appeasement and that’s what Modi has been doing.
Eg: this behaviour follows the template - What #TablighiJamaat did, refusing to comply with orders was Stage 1 (obstinacy) now what these scumbags are doing is Stage 2 (obstructionism). You know what comes next in Stage 3? Congrats.
You see Stage 3 (violence) has set in. Thanks Modi! Thanks Doval!
From earlier today, Stage 2 by a #TableeghiJamaat fellow who attended #NizamuddinMarkaz. When asked to come for corona testing he says “go test Modi he travelled to 120 countries, go test EPS OPS (CM & DtyCM of Tamil Nadu) they have corona”
In Secunderabad, Stage 3. The family of a 59 year old man who died after returning from the #NizamuddinMarkaz beat up medical college students, for letting him die. Notice the absolute impunity with which they behave - state or centre.
Meanwhile in Indore, full stage 3: Muslims stoned heath workers trying to protect them from Corona.
In Muzaffarnagar full stage 3: cops grievously injured while attempting to do their jobs & disperse a crowd. The cops were beaten up in Muzaffarnagar today.
Health Care workers in Indore complaining that a certain local community isn’t cooperating and abusing them (same area where they were pelted with stones)
This is how the health care workers were abused by the same people they were trying to help.
Gomtipur in Ahmadabad - again police going to get attendees of the #NizamuddinMarkaz [email protected]
screening were attacked with stones. See the pattern? First it was just Stage 1 laughable videos on how “Corona Allah ka NRC hai”, and within days this.
Understand what happened. Thanks to the #TablighiJamaat & their infernal #Nizamuddin Markaz India’s efforts to flatten the curve have been delayed by between 2 weeks to a month. What’s even more amazing is instead of being repentant and cooperating, they’re defiant & violent. Apparently they’re convinced this is one more of their routine political negotiations - their cooperation even during a national emergency will have to be “bought”. The threat of spreading #Corona is the 2nd currency of this negotiation & Modi sending Doval validated it.
In Rajasthan, still deliberate defiance Stage 1 - obstinacy. As a community it surely can’t be a collective act of cognitive disability given how diverse the community is? No. This is ingrained behaviour.
The Indore doctor who was attacked in the video above relates what happened. After a positive test in the area, they went back. After initial cooperation, the mood suddenly turned. Why? Ask yourself why?
It wasn’t just health care workers attacked in Indore. Even the Safai Karamcharis were attacked - people cleaning their streets for them!
Meanwhile in Bengal, this preacher wants crores of people dead from corona. Classic stage 1 provocation setting the ground for imminent violence. Action against him? Zilch.
Bengaluru is next. This ASHA worker collecting stats on #COVID was attacked by a mob after an announcement from the local mosque. Notice how the attacks on ALL government services: health, sanitation, police by Muslims are spreading across India?
A Dinamani reporter by the name of Thirumalai, in Dindigul was beaten up by a Muslim reporter and a Muslim mob he collected. His crime? Reporting that 85 people from Dindigul attended the #TablighiJamaat #NizamuddinMarkaz. #PressFreedom? #FoE? No editors guild statement?
Meanwhile in Delhi, attendees of the #TabhleegiJamaat #NizamuddinMarkaz are objecting to testing though 23 out of 24 turned out to be #corona positive. They’ve gotten so threatening police has had to be deployed in the hospital.
In Noida stage 2 obstructionism. Case has been registered against one Salik for assembling this congregation on the roof. Obviously if cops try do anything it’ll progress to stage 3
Like I said the Muslim polity, considers everything calamity an opportunity to extract concessions. Here #MaulanaSaad of the #TabilghiJamaat has issued “demands” from hiding. Same man who told his followers #COVID was a conspiracy to divide Muslims.
Later on I’ll get into why sections of the press either underplay this, bring in false equivalences, or spread conspiracy theories like the tweet below. Needless to say the “secular” press has a mutually beneficial business compact with the feudal Muslim polity.
Beginning of Stage 1, in KIMS hospital in Hubbali by the #NizamuddinMarkaz folks. Watch how this rapidly progresses to stage 3.
Ask yourself why is it in a normally violent country like India, only one community is reacting so violently against #COVID control measures. One explanation could be this apocalyptic messianism “#Corona is from Quran”
Then we have conspiracy theories like #MaulanaSaad “corona is an anti Muslim conspiracy”, But how can two such contradictory beliefs (corona=Quran & corona=conspiracy) still lead to the same conclusion of “oppose #COVID control measures”?
In many ways this isn’t different from extreme religiosity that Judaism saw till the Bar Kokhba rebellion in 137AD put an end to both social control by priests as well as apocalyptic messianism. Anyway sorry for the diversion, but I thought it’s important to give some context. Dongri (north of Mumbai) today. Stage 2: The acts of deliberate and calculated public defiance just seem to be increasing. This is still too small a gathering for it to escalate to stage 3 in Dongri at least.
Mind your not one of these people will be charged with attempted murder, which it clearly was. NOT ONE! Slim chance if they get charged liberals will spin the “wow you’re victimising a COVID patient for contracting COVID? Let that sink in” line.
Meanwhile #TabligiJamaat members in the Ghaziabad isolation ward are sexually harassing female health care workers: walking with their genitals on display, passing lewd comments about nurses and playing vulgar songs. CMO is begging police to intervene.
Nobody knows why these #TablighiJamat folks defied lockdown and decided to holiday in Goa instead of heading home. So much for asking the SDM for “cooperation to get home” on the 24th (remember that)?
Never forget folks like Dr Zakiya, doing their duty. She was one of those injured in the stone pelting yesterday and went back to work despite being injured.
and while the police were acting like impotent eunuchs in front of the #TablighiJamaat look at their bravery dealing with Hindus! My my my, when the target is supine, what courage swells in police hearts. A temple in Tamil Nadu.
One event - just one event - by the #TablighiJamat has destroyed the curve that India had succeeded in flattening by day 7. Just one event - knockdown effects on everybody, especially the poor
Tablighi entitlement is amazing. The lawyer is complaining that they’re kept 4 to a room & it’s taken 3 days since they got tested. Barkha points out that the rest are in general wards, had to transport themselves to hospital & are waiting much longer.
Entitlement part 2: while the #TablighiJamaat succeeded in singlehandedly destroying India’s attempt to flatten the curve, & the chief is absconding, they’re more worried about the number of tweets dedicated to covering their crime.
and now in Kannauj full stage 3 - shutting down a prayer congregation got cops pelted with stones and injured badly.
and in Hubbali in Karnataka this attempt at breaking up a Friday prayer congregation is just a full on stage 3 riot. There’s literally no other word for it save Riot.
This just about sums up the duality of what we see with the Muslim polity. When the political ideology that is Islam is attacked, hide behind religion. When you want political concessions, then dress the politics up as religion
And in Thenkasi the TN police who so bravely beat up a hindu priest and his small congregation, (40n in this thread) running like headless chickens after getting stoned when confronted with Quwwat-Ul-Islam (might of Islam)
and here the #TabligiJamaat threatens the press not to mess with the reputation of Maulana Saad. All those press persons who tried defending these terror incubators will now swallow tubs of fevicol.
These tweets should give you a sense of percentage responsibility per state of corona infections caused by the #TabligiJamaat this is Tamil Nadu.
This is Telangana, Assam and Delhi all because of the #NizamuddinMarkaz
@IndiaToday has compiled the full statistics on how much this one group has affected India’s fight against corona. And now people are casting aspersions on the doctors & nurses instead.
(The article is a compilation of the tweets of the author at @Iyervval)