India: Muslims outraged over mock ‘Muslim’ terror drills… less so over the real thing

There has been outrage in India after police in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat conducted mock security drills using fake “militants” dressed as Muslims.

A video of a drill in Surat district showed police restraining men wearing long tunics and white skullcaps.

Another video shot in the Narmada district had the “militants” shouting “Islam Zindabad (Long live Islam)”.

Muslim leaders have called the videos “atrocious and highly condemnable”.

Critics say the videos stereotype Muslims, who make up nearly 14% of the country’s 1.2 billion population.


Stereotyped?  Muslims and terrorism? Why I had never made such an association between the two before.

I’ve always ascribed Muslim acts of terrorist violence, the ones we read about every single day non-stop without letup to mental illness.

Just like we’ve been told to do.  h/t ZD

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  • marty_p

    “Fake militants dressed as Muslims”… to use the old saying – If it quacks like a duck and it walks like a duck it must be a …

    • AlanUK

      banana?

  • Lloyd Snauwaert

    I’m beginning to think the islamophobia outrage at every turn is having the opposite effect and is devolving into parody…

  • Bubba Brown

    It is not a “phobia” when it is trying to kill you screaming religious/cult sayings
    You forgot to mention the first mass killing in Canada the so called “Montreal massacre”
    If memory serves that was 14 women and 4 men shot by Ghmail Gharby who had his name changed at 16 by his quebecer mother his father was Morraccan.
    The CBC always go for the other name cause then he sounds like a Canadian.
    The “This isn’t the real Islam” meme always ducks and runs for cover when asked where in all the 50 Muslim countries are Christan or indeed any other faith safe?

  • tom_billesley

    There’s been no outrage at a possible “Mumbai 2” raid thwarted by the Indian Navy on New Year’s Eve. After a pursuit, a fishing boat that had sailed from Pakistan into Indian waters was blown up by its crew,
    [Link] NDTV
    Just outrage at the Times of India description of a “Pak Terror Boat” and an attempt by Pakistani officials to pass off the Indian report as a hoax.