Controverting facts is integral to the negationism practiced by Islamists. A lie is repeated a million times so that the faithful, and those who are held in thraldom by bogus political correctness, come to believe the lie as the truth. It’s not for nothing that the forerunners of today’s radical Islamism, which is manifested in horrendous bloodletting in the name of Islam, were eager to make common cause with the Nazis. It wasn’t just hatred towards Jews that attracted them to Adolf Hitler and his supremacists in jackboots and with twisted minds. They were clever enough to sense potential in the art of Goebbelsian propaganda which over the decades has become one of the mainstays of Islamism.
Similarly, even before Mumbai’s night of horror on 26/11 was over, Islamist websites were proclaiming that it had been stage-managed by
It is not surprising that the refrain should have been picked up by the Congress. The party used the then Minister for Minority Affairs, Mr AR Antulay, to slyly suggest that there was a ‘Hindu hand’ behind the carnage in Mumbai, that it was “terrorism plus”. The Congress also allowed the then Minister of State for External Affairs and Muslim League leader E Ahamed (he has now found his rightful place as Ms Mamata Banerjee’s deputy in the Ministry of Railways) to omit all mention of Chabad House, where six Jews, including a rabbi and his pregnant wife, were tortured and killed, while presenting India’s case on 26/11 in the UN Security Council. Neither Prime Minister Manmohan Singh nor his political patron, Ms Sonia Gandhi, bothered to wag a finger in admonition: They saw merit in letting Mr Antulay’s abhorrent allegation and Mr Ahamed’s distorted version go unchallenged and uncorrected as it would help the Congress fish for Muslim votes. Sadly, Muslim organisations did not protest against the slur heaped by Mr Antulay on Hindus to deflect attention from the Lashkar-e-Tayyeba fidayeen who mercilessly slaughtered men, women and children, nor did they object to Mr Ahamed’s abhorrent omission in keeping with the highest traditions of Islamist negationism.
Hence, it is not surprising that Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, whose proximity to the party’s first family is well known and who is the de facto mentor of the Prince waiting for the Regent to vacate the throne, should have so crudely insulted the memory of a fallen police officer, Hemant Karkare, who died fighting the terrorists on 26/11, by spinning a yarn about how he was killed not by the LeT’s Pakistani fidayeen but by Hindus. Implicit in his shocking lie is the suggestion that the attack on Mumbai was a ‘Hindu conspiracy’.
He has since elaborated on his thoughts, such as they are, in an interview to the Indian Express published on December 11. Not so curiously Mr Digvijay Singh’s bilious outpouring follows on the heels of the Congress getting wiped out in the Uttar Pradesh panchayat elections, including in Muslim-dominated areas. Speculation on why he said what he did, therefore, is not necessary; the reason is no different from that behind his visits to Azamgarh to commiserate with the families of Indian Mujahideen terrorists arrested for bombing cities across the country, his denigration of Inspector MC Sharma who was killed when he bravely confronted terrorists hiding in Batla House in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar.
Hemant Karkare’s widow, Kavita, who has been extremely dignified in her sorrow which we can only feel but not share, has rubbished Mr Digvijay Singh’s fanciful story, saying it’s “wrong to suggest that Hindu groups were linked to the 26/11 terror attacks”. She has put in words what millions of Indians believe: “Such statements will mislead people and benefit
But it won’t stop. Discredited politicians like Mr Digvijay Singh who seek to keep themselves in the news not through legitimate politics but by taking recourse to illegitimate means of heaping calumny and worse on Hindus in the hope of currying favour with Muslims and thus proving their relevance to their benefactors in the Congress will continue to offend and insult sensitivities. They gloat over their ability to shock and awe with words that are spiteful, venomous words that when strung into sentences add up to outrageous lies.
Kavita Karkare rubbishes Digvijay Singh''s claim
Talking to reporters here, Kavita Karkare accused Singh of playing votebank politics and denied that any conversation had taken place between her husband and the Congress leader, as claimed by the latter.
"When my husband was investigating the
Kavita said it was wrong to suggest that Hindu groups were linked to the 26/11 terror attacks. "Such statements will mislead people and benefit
"Mockery of my husband''s sacrifice for political gain should stop," she said.
Singh has said hours before 26/11 attacks, Karkare had called him to say his life was under threat. The Congress leader said Karkare was depressed and worried by threats and personal attacks made in newspapers of Hindu organisations.
"I had spoken to him three and a half hours...it was between 6 and 7 PM on 26/11....I was very shocked when I came to know that he was killed," he said.