Aakar Patel, a writer who is famous for making casteist comments and stereotyping people based on their ethnic backgrounds, came up with yet another article that was trashed by Twitterati yesterday.
In the article, Aakar linked Giriraj Singh’s comments on Indian obsession with white skin to extremism and terrorism by Hindus. This twisted logic worked as a magnet as people on Twitter got attracted to the article. And it attracted reactions that it deserved.
Some of the top tweets exposing the silly and twisted logic of Aakar Patel were:
I hope Aakar Patel never stops writing. Whenever I get food poisoning, I read his best op-eds to make myself throw up #IStandWithAakar
— IndiaSpeaks (@IndiaSpeaksPR) April 6, 2015
Today, extremism does have a religion RT @RanaAyyub: Most extremists in India are not Muslim – they are Hindu writes Aakar Patel — Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) April 6, 2015
Apart from Lalu Yadav, the only other person to have made a career out of senseless blabber and stereotyping of castes is Bekar Patel. — Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) April 6, 2015
Muhammad Ghori was a Hindu named Manmohak Gorak – Aakar Patel. #JihadiJourno RTs it. — Dr. Urchin Spock (@UrchinSpock) April 6, 2015
Everytime Aakar Patel runs out of toilet paper at home, he writes an op-ed Great way to increase savings in difficult economic times. — IndiaSpeaks (@IndiaSpeaksPR) April 6, 2015
Hindus became terrorists and thus poor Kashmiris had to drive them out: Aakar Patel — Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) April 6, 2015
Burn those op-eds and re-write your history books, ladies and gentlemen. It appears Terror does have a religion, after all. — Anand Ranganathan (@ARangarajan1972) April 6, 2015
Q: How will you prove that the statement – “all Muslims are terrorist” is wrong? Aakar Patel from Scroll: Easy. All Hindus are Extremists — Overrated Sala (@bhak_sala) April 6, 2015
Most of these tweets reflected the disgust at the twisted logic and Hinduphobia that Aakar Patel proudly possess. The fact that the article was titled “Most extremists in India are not Muslim – they are Hindu” exposed the hatred that often hides behind the masks of liberalism.
And finally, this tweet summarily destroyed whatever arguments Aakar Patel pretended to make in his idiotic article:
.@RohanV A quick rebuttal, Rohan, to the Aakar Scroll piece (that saves a lot of tweets) @TweetinderKaul pic.twitter.com/G0DK4jknEF
— Anand Ranganathan (@ARangarajan1972) April 6, 2015
– by @RusticBihari