One thing that even Modi’s sharpest critics will concede is that Modi has allowed the anti-Modi ecosystem to survive freely, even thrive. Wait, scratch that. Modi’s critics are actually very vocal in saying that Modi sarkar is brutally cracking down on dissenters. Which means that Modi sarkar has actually been totally tolerant to dissenters, because if Modi sarkar had made the slightest attempt to actually intimidate them, these paid propagandists would have switched over to his side in a second! In fact, the less Modi has done to crack down on dissent, the more these people have screamed in protest. It is important to realize that bringing down Modi is only half of the agenda of the intolerance brigade. Their cries are just as much desperate calls for attention, an advertisement of the paid propaganda services they can offer and basically begging to be purchased by the new regime.
A couple of days ago, I had asked you folks to caption this photograph of Agent Ayyub in wonderland:
Ah, Doha, Qatar! What is Agent Ayyub doing there? Perhaps she has gone to inaugurate a new exhibition of Prophet cartoons to showcase the tolerance at the heart of the “idea of Islam”? Let’s run through a quick checklist of all the great things about the wonderland of Qatar:
a) Form of government : Absolute monarchy.
b) Penalty for criticizing Islam : 7 years imprisonment.
c) Penalty for preaching any religion other than Islam : 10 years imprisonment.
d) Penalty for leaving Islam (apostasy) : Death
e) Penalty for homosexual acts : Death
f) Penalty for having sex outside marriage : Death.
Mashallah! This seems like the perfect setting for Agent Ayyub to go and complain about what an ugly intolerant place India is and how it is only getting worse under Narendra Modi. What a place for Agent Ayyub to spend some quality time away from “bigots and radicals”, no?
Here is the official story : apparently she had been invited to speak on her “book” by one Indian Association of Bihar and Jharkhand that is “under the aegis of the Indian Embassy” in Qatar.
For me, the most disturbing part of Agent Ayyub’s latest mission is that she was going to desecrate the memory of Dr. Kalam. And then, this happened:
She had crossed a red line. Thank you Narendra Modi! Thank you Modi ji for reminding them that there IS a red line after all. That the red line is somewhere. Often times, when certain agents are seen chilling with high ranking admirals during fleet reviews or trying to reveal sensitive military positions on live television, we begin to wonder if there is a red line at all. Thank you for reminding them all that there is a red line after all…somewhere. And of course, thank you for not letting Agent Ayyub sully the memory of Dr. Kalam.
And then she tweeted this, presumably from Qatar:
You bet! Everyone should be scared of “the truth”. Because you know, like in Qatar, once the “truth” has been found, there is usually 7 years of imprisonment for criticizing the “truth”, 10 years of imprisonment for suggesting anything other than the “truth” and death penalty for anyone who stops believing in the “truth”.
A quick comment on this “Indian Association of Bihar and Jharkhand” from Qatar. I googled them, which took me to their website. And I had a quick look at their “Executive Members”.
I won’t elaborate, but let’s just say the names might fail to reflect a certain “idea of Bihar”…or Jharkhand for that matter. And yes, there is a reason why I had to make this screenshot 10 minutes ago by using the Internet Way Back Archive, instead of just from their website where I saw the list yesterday.
Coming back to Agent Ayyub, she actually has a point here:
Okay, being invited to speak by the Indian Embassy isn’t actually a right, but she has a point nevertheless.
Again, it is amusing for the RW to be suddenly referred to as “FoE warriors”. I thought we were supposed to be relentless fascists shutting everyone down. I thought you folks were the FoE warriors. And I am puzzled to see “FoE warriors” being used as if it’s an insult. But then, in matters of hypocrisy, context is everything …
Nevertheless, I told you she has a point. Why isn’t the left making more noise about this? I’ll tell you why. Because Modi sarkar seems to have drawn a red line here. The intolerance brigade senses that and therefore has gone silent. They are cowards first, next mercenaries and only then they are liberals. Didn’t I tell you that the more Modi is tolerant to them, the more noise they will make? If Modi shows the slightest sign of intolerance, they will be the first ones to kneel before him.
Anyway, caption this 🙂