The falling of Afghanistan in the hands of the Taliban was an opportunity for the people of India to come together, irrespective of their political ideologies and unequivocally condemn the barbaric terrorist outfit. However, like a cat on a hot tin roof, liberals could not bring themselves to denounce the Taliban as that would have meant condemning Islamic terrorism and the archaic Sharia laws. Hence, they shifted the goalpost and made it their strategy to target the current Indian regime, the Hindutva philosophy and the RW.
Swara Bhaskar, the Social Justice Warrior took her sweet time to target Taliban but even then, made a half-hearted attempt by comparing it with Hindutva terror. She tweeted, “We can’t be okay with Hindutva terror & be all shocked & devastated at Taliban terror.. & We can’t be chill with #Taliban terror; and then be all indignant about #Hindutva terror! Our humanitarian & ethical values should not be based on identity of the oppressor or oppressed.”
We can’t be okay with Hindutva terror & be all shocked & devastated at Taliban terror.. &
We can’t be chill with #Taliban terror; and then be all indignant about #Hindutva terror!
Our humanitarian & ethical values should not be based on identity of the oppressor or oppressed.
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) August 16, 2021
Hindutva terror is indeed a reality and hence the common Afghans, fleeing the clutches of one terrorist organisation are seeking shelter in India, another supposed haven for Hindutva terrorist outfits. Sounds perfectly logical Ms Swara. On odd days, India is intolerant for the likes of Swara, but on even days, they want nearly every refugee in the world to come and seek shelter in India.
One Meena Kandasamy, who apparently writes for liberal portals like NYT and Guardian did not bother about pretences and in a rather asinine way showed her mental ineptitude by comparing RSS to the Taliban. Of course, following the Taliban behaviour of not allowing the second person to present their views, Meena did not open her replies section.
She tweeted, “For everyone who wants the quickest way to understand the Taliban, they are more or less the RSS-equivalent in Afghanistan.”
For everyone who wants the quickest way to understand the Taliban, they are more or less the RSS-equivalent in Afghanistan.
— Meena Kandasamy (@meenakandasamy) August 16, 2021
Similarly, propaganda portal The Wire’s journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani took to Twitter to share an interview with one Ghazala Wahab where the two super intellectuals wantonly gelled over the semantics of insurgent and terrorist, whilst ultimately concluding that Taliban should be called as insurgents since it is good for the optics, sounds toned down, and helps create a pitch for the Taliban, to be sold as an alternative amongst the extremists here in India.
“I call them (Taliban) insurgents, because while they use the help of terrorists towards upturning governments…just because they are spreading terror and oppressing women, to say they do not have stakes in the area is foolish.”
For Wahab, it is no biggie that women are mutilated, raped, stoned to death, kept in inhumane conditions under the Taliban rule. It’s also no biggie that the Taliban upturns governments by using lethal force and medieval era barbarity. She further provides reasoning to her claims by stating, “The Taliban is Pashtun Afghani, they are residents…you cannot throw them out for being cruel and primitive.”
Arfa didn’t stop here and used her tried and tested tactics to deviate the attention from the Taliban by bringing the Right Wing of the country into the conversation and ultimately blaming it for the bad that has happened in Afghanistan or might happen here in India.
She tweeted, “Right Wing is mocking and trolling Indian Muslims because Taliban have taken over Kabul. Even the worst human tragedies and miseries are just an ‘opportunity’ for them. Shame on you, Sanghis !”
Right Wing is mocking and trolling Indian Muslims because Taliban have taken over Kabul.
Even the worst human tragedies and miseries are just an ‘opportunity’ for them.
Shame on you, Sanghis !
— Arfa Khanum Sherwani (@khanumarfa) August 15, 2021
An aware netizen astutely pointed out that even when one of the greatest modern tragedies is unfolding in Afghanistan, Arfa and her ilk didn’t lose the focus of targeting RSS, Modi, Sangh and the RW.
The netizen retorted, “Irrespective of what happens in the world, Arfa biwi only has words of condemnation for India’s Hindus, Sanghis, Modi, BJP, RSS & RW This is laser-sharp focus Never losing sight of her objective, her strategy may change”
Similarly, Saba Naqvi, a known leftist took to guilt-tripping India for allowing the minority populace from Afghanistan. She clearly omitted the fact that the Indian government had opened a portal for the Afghans to apply for the visa, which would be decided on a case-by-case basis. And moreover, once again, it became about how India was the criminal and the heartless, not the marauding Talibanis. The terrorist outfit must have been gushing at the work done by their sepoys in plain clothes here.
Saba tweeted, “Imagine India is asking fleeing Afghans, Hindu or Muslim? That’s our current contribution to world peace!”
Rana Ayyub, the champion of left liberals was busy serenading the international news outlets with her cooked-up conspiracy theories. Rana shared a video where she did her usual scaremongering trope of Muslims, the 30 crore population ‘minority’ being tortured and attacked by the Fascist government.
She tweeted along with the video, “India is asserting itself not as a democracy but as a Hindu Nation that has no place for its minorities”
India is asserting itself not as a democracy but as a Hindu Nation that has no place for its minorities pic.twitter.com/Az1fcRgbin
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) August 13, 2021
Some sane voices on the internet, however, had a field day taking a dig at the duplicity and hypocrisy of the liberals. Shiv Aroor, the India Today journalist exposed the liberals with a cheeky meme.
Indian wokes after somehow managing to criticise Taliban without drawing some random parallel to something in India: pic.twitter.com/rGOGmpacRe
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) August 17, 2021
Meanwhile, some exposed the Khan Market gang by tweeting, “They say Bangladesh’s economy is doing better than ours. In the same breath, they say it is inhuman to send illegal immigrants back. They say we live in Hindu Taliban. In the same breath, they say we should give Afghans shelter since Taliban has taken over. Khan Market Gang”
They say Bangladesh's economy is doing better than ours. In the same breath, they say it is inhuman to send illegal immigrants back.
They say we live in Hindu Taliban. In the same breath, they say we should give Afghans shelter since Taliban has taken over.
Khan Market Gang 🤡
— Ajit Datta (@ajitdatta) August 15, 2021
Liberals have tried to portray the Taliban as benevolent because they said sorry after killing Danish Siddiqui. They are civil because their gun-wielding spokespersons conduct press conferences. Oh, the death of rational thinking.