He is free, he is back, he is enjoying his new-born daughter’s warmth and innocence, he is planning an outing far from the madding crowd, and he is weighing his options over his career and future. But what is it that Dr Mohammed Haneef should do next?
Prakash Nanda in today’s Deccan Herald has a suggestion.
“Now it is the turn of Haneef to do something for his country and religion. As a true Indian and a proud Muslim, he must publicly condemn the likes of his cousins, Kafeel and Sabeel Ahmed, who plotted, unsuccessfully though, terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom. Such an open condemnation will go a long way in neutralising the rapidly growing worldwide belief that Islam, as a religion, is synonymous with international terrorism….
“Of course, terrorists are found in all religions… However, there is a fundamental difference. Unlike terrorists of other religions, Islamic terrorists, invariably, justify their actions in the name of their religion. And unlike terrorists of other religions, whose goals are political and country-specific, Islamic terrorists have an international dimension.
“Haneef will do a great service by raising his voice against the xenophobiac Wahabiyism that is dividing not only the Indians but also the other “world citizens”. “
Read the full article: What Haneef should do
Christopher Hitchens: Why are we so scared of offending Muslims?
Doctor will not open his mouth and cannot open his mouth. It is a dilemma and conflict between his conscience and some other greeater force that will make him take to the Silence’ because such a silence can mean anything to anyone. Truth can be told in only one and not other things. Good Luck, Haneef, anyway.
“Kafeel and Sabeel Ahmed, who plotted, unsuccessfully though, terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom. ”
It is yet to be proven”
Stay at home and pray that no more fresh facts about his involvement in terroristic activity comes to light! Karnataka Govt. want to make him a senior surgeon in any Govt, institution!!??
He must shut up
Read unbiasedly Christopher Hitchens article “Why are we so scared of offending Muslims” in http://www.slate.com.
Our PM is having a good sleep. When Dr Haneef was arrested in Australia our PM lost his sleep, but when Vijay Kumar was arrested in USA for no specific reason, our government and all the media has been sleeping. Even our External affairs minister was disturbed then (2007).
Even Churumuri is sleeping.