Filmmaker and social activist Ashoke Pandit was called out on Twitter for a deeply bigoted post in which he mocked a journalist after Abu al-Bakr Baghdadi’s killing.
He had written to journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani: “Aapka ABBA #Bagdadi aaj America mein maara gaya hai. Phodo fatake aur Manao Diwali.”
The comment was called out by a host of Twitterati.
Frustrated trolls like @ashokepandit don't miss a chance to attack Indian Muslims when ever a terrorist is killed or kills by someone. Not sure if he asked his son's gurus (Muslims) the same question. https://t.co/vyYk477GeZ— Mohammed Zubair (@zoo_bear) October 27, 2019
So Muslims can spend all night asserting how happy we are that Baghdadi is dead and we'd still wake up to a sick bigot calling Baghdadi a senior editor's father only because she's....Muslim. The bigotry is incorrigible and I am just done at this point. https://t.co/GUIxwoer2e— Fatima Khan (@khanthefatima) October 28, 2019
We need a website where we can document such hate speech along with all the TV channels that invite such bigoted people as panelists, all the newspapers that ask these people to write columns, and document how hate is being mainstreamed in India. Anyone wish to collaborate? https://t.co/ZfiKnnFWw7— Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) October 28, 2019
Do spend a few seconds here to report this vile bigotry. Do your duty to the society.— Siddharth (@DearthOfSid) October 28, 2019
Please RT for reach. https://t.co/XafXXiJXUH
Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the elusive leader of the dreaded Islamic State (IS) terror group, died like a coward, "whimpering and crying" in a US raid, American President Donald Trump said, adding that an "innocent man, woman or child" would never be harmed again.
Baghdadi, who was in his late 40s and carried a bounty of at least $25 million, was one of the most wanted terrorists in the world. He presided over the brutal 'Caliphate' that he had set up in Syria and Iraq enforcing a fundamentalist code and killing thousands.
His death is the most significant announcement since former President Barack Obama revealed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had been killed by US Navy Seals in a dramatic late night address in May 2011.