Cultural fascism in Indian cinema
- DR. ABDUL RUFF
[Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal, Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International Affairs(CIA); Specialist on State Terrorism ; Global columnist, Commentator on world affairs , Expert on Mideast Affairs, Analyst on sport fixings , Chronicler of Foreign occupations & Freedom movements (Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.) Former university Teacher; website: http://abdulruff.wordpress.com/mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artistic freedom is vital for creative thinkers. Cultural fascism in mass media could be disastrous for the nation and people in the long run. Indian cinema has already harmed genuine interests of ordinary Muslims in the country, and unless the trend is combated the result so could be devastating.
Role being played by essentially anti-Islamic media (AIM) in terrorizing Muslims globally has been devastating for decades now. Hollywood has produced heaps of movies prejudiced against Islam and targeting Islam. Killing Muslims and defaming Islam has been the major objective of global media that seek to shield anti-Muslim crimes.
Muslims are the most insulted, most injured and most terrorized people on this earth and cinema and media have only aggravated the situation by their anti-Muslim or direct anti-Islam campaigns.
Millions of innocent Muslims have been massacred by anti-Islamic axis powers led by USA-UK terror twins and assisted by their eastern puppet regimes.
Like other mass media, Cinema also has done its part in this criminal shames and in promoting Islamophobia.
Targeting Muslims with incurious insults cannot make any real entertainment. Money and fame earned by anti-Muslim campaigns is dirty. India/Tamil cinema must leave Muslims alone...
In the name of entertainment, India cinema has systematically encouraged the anti-Muslim themes as part of cultural terrorism being promoted by Hindutva forces for Hindu votes more than for mere sadistic pleasure.
There are strong anti-Islam networks operating globally spreading poisonous hatred against Islam and targeting Muslims. India is known for its anti-Muslim mindset. Media nuts in India have acquired full liberty to throw mud on Muslims and defame Islam by using anything and everything they think fit for the purpose. Astonishingly even the Indian cinema which is supposed to cater for the societal need for entertainment during leisure hours have resorted to anti-Muslim portrayals.
This poisonous trend is harmful to the communal harmony and even nationhood in the long run.
Unfortunately, more than in Hindi and other languages, it is Tamil cinema which has been insulting Muslims. top actors are cast to discredit Islam and bring bad name for Muslims which harms ordinary Muslims in the society. It seems the directors/producers and censor board have encouraged this anti-Muslim phenomenon in culture.
The process of cultural malign campaigns in cinema and media against Muslims has been going on for years because the fanatics take silence by Muslims as tacit approval of anti-Muslim attacks. Also, because the censor boards supposed to promote cultural integration help the movie makers sow seeds of hatred against Muslims.
Obviously, the censor boards are infested by anti-Muslim fanatic elements and they need to be weeded out and boards reconstituted with genuine people.
It is in this context I appreciate the Tamil Nadu governmental orders for stopping the release of two Tamil moves of big stars in recent days. Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have also banned the release of a Kamal film for the same reason.
Actors and artists need to be very cautious about the anti-Muslim content and anti-Islam phenomena in their movies insulting the helpless Muslims even directly. They are considered by many young people as role models and they have important responsibilities before the society. They should therefore try not to get into the trap of fanatics to belittle Muslims and try only to promote harmony as far as possible.
Films can be produced without insulting Muslims because as minority they would be placed under more strains because of the prevailing anti-Muslim environment in the country. Anti -Muslim outfits like Hindutva forces can easily use it to advance their vote bank politics.
India must ban all anti-Muslim movies that generate hatred towards Muslims and Islam. Tamil cinema is worse than Malayalam counterpart in insulting Muslims.
Popular cinema should work for real multi-cultural fusion and not to propagate cultural terrorism in any manner.
Cultural terrorism in Indian cinema as offshoot of political and economic terrorism as well as intellectual fanaticism can harm genuine interests of Muslims as major minority already facing perpetual wrath of ultra Hindutva forces for Hindu votes.
India cannot promote or pamper anti-Muslim entertainments!
د. عبد راف