Thursday, July 07, 2005

pearls of wisdom from Teesta Setalvad

jul 7th

i wonder what teesta setalvad calls the bombers in london. surely not terrorists or jihadis. how about 'disaffected youth'? or 'the boys'?

see below for her plea not to call the terrorists at ayodhya terrorists. why, it may hurt their tender feelings, and we can't have that, can we? let's call them, um... 'freedom fighters'? or 'seminary students'? or 'innocent boys'?

in contrast to all this tenderness towards the dead pakistani terrorists, here's what she had to say when the godhra massacre of innocents on the sabarmati express  took place:

Teesta Setalvad, head of Communalism Combat, a group that opposes religious extremism in India, said that 'while I condemn today's gruesome attack, you cannot pick up an incident in isolation. Let us not forget the provocation. These people were not going for a benign assembly. They were indulging in blatant and unlawful mobilisation to build a temple and deliberately provoke the Muslims in India.'

of course, the pakistani terrorists were *not* trying to deliberately provoke the hindus in india. indeed, how could the secular armed forces shoot down these martyrs instead of plying them with biriyani?

i guess teesta setalvad is a classic example of a convert trying very hard to justify her conversion. zaheera sheikh also hinted that teesta and family have enriched themselves greatly through all this.

that teesta setalvad says these things with a straight face is a tribute to her epidermal fortitude. that this stuff is reported with a straight face in the english-language media is a tribute to the large amounts of money changing hands.

http://sabrang.com/news/2005/5july05.htm
July 5, 2005
Press Release

Communalism Combat, SAHMAT and the National Campaign in Support of
Democracy condemn the attack on the Ramjanmabhoomi complex by unidentified
persons this morning and appeal to all to maintain peace and calm. This
incident reveals a serious lapse in security. Those who have
perpetrated this crime need to be investigated and punished. However
all persons in authority, political leaders and leaders of all
organisations need  to be held responsible to the Indian Constitution
and Indian law so that an atmosphere of hatred and venom is not spread
by those interested in whipping up communal sentiments all over the
country.

Such an incident poses a challenge to the secular fabric of the
country. Transparency needs to be followed in investigation. The media
needs  also to respond responsibly to information when labels like
'terrorist'  and 'jehadi terrorist' are used intentionally by some
organisations.  Above all, this should not become an occasion for
venom and hatred  against minorities clouding our public sphere once
again.

Teesta Setalvad, Mumbai
Rajendra Prasad, Delhi
Dr Kumar Saptarshi, Pune

10 comments:

avidnewsreader said...

Now that UK has been attacked,i think they should stop giving asylum to Islamists.The should also stop talking about Human rights for fundmentalists.Finally the must force US to divorce Pakistan.

RS said...

Ofcourse they are 'freedom fighters'. Freedom for Islam from all other religion. If you can't convert them, rape their women (future Islamists)! If that doesn't work, kill them. So simple.

Teesta and the rest of her ilk are just out to rid India of anything non-Islamic & non-x-tian

Anonymous said...

"plying them with biriyani"
HAHAHAHA.

Anonymous said...

Teesta's life is defined with her work with such criminal low-lifes. Now if media calls them 'Terrorists' or 'Jehadis' it's but natural for Teesta to be offended as it would make here a sympathizer and supporter of jehadis.

Anonymous said...

During the siege of a Muslim shrine (Mazar-e-Sharif) in J&K, the government supplied the holed-up militants with lamb biriyani in between them shooting at the BSF guys.

siva said...

srini is on the mark when he says that large amounts of money changing hands. Remember the spat between two psedos teesta and tavleen which started with tavleen asking teesta to disclose the source of funding for Communalism Combat because tavleen heard the rumours about it being funded among others by saudi wahabis. of course teesta never denied it.

also remember that Communalism Combat is a for profit business venture. many would think that since she claims to work for social justices (or what ever crap jargons these commies come up with to justify their actions) it would be a non profit org. but its not.

she is one shame less woman.

san said...

Take a look at the Wikipedia Page on London Bombings. Just look at how quickly it has grown in only a few hours, with huge amounts of details being added in by ordinary visitors. That's the whole Wiki approach -- that anyone can edit the webpage to add in factual details. There are even links included on Islamist terror bombings in France and Spain.

Any Indians care to add in their own links relating to Islamist terrorism against India?

Neelakantan said...

With people with Teesta in our country, Musharraf doesnt even need the ISI. He can send in the boys and Teesta can lobby for biriyani supply from her resources.

Vidushi said...

I think San we can spread our words on Islamist terrorism in India through our blogs. I realised with horror, that a google search on hinduism readily brings up sites that are a. anti -Hindu b. anti-Indian c. spread wrong information or misleading information about Hindus to justify their conversion. I had to search extensively to find reasonable sites for information ON hinduism.

dmp said...

Teesta Setalvad, head of Communalism Combat, a group that opposes religious extremism in India, said that 'while I condemn today's gruesome attack, you cannot pick up an incident in isolation. Let us not forget the provocation. These people were not going for a benign assembly. They were indulging in blatant and unlawful mobilisation to build a temple and deliberately provoke the Muslims in India.'


Now let me now tell that, going by this, It was Babar who had provoked us and now we have every reason to kill them.