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‘Islam teaches tolerance’: Kashmiri Youtuber enacts beheading of Nupur Sharma over blasphemy row, proclaims innocence after video goes viral

Following outrage on social media, Wani claimed innocence in the hopes of averting legal action, calling himself a "Beguna" and claiming that Islam teaches tolerance.

Amidst the death threats received by Nupur Sharma after she made some innocuous comments on Prophet Muhammad, a Kashmir-based Youtuber has digitally recreated the act of beheading the former BJP spokesperson.

The accused, identified as Faisal Wani, had posted a disturbing video on his Youtube channel named ‘Deep Pain Fitness’. In the said video, Wani could be heard as saying, “No action…Gustak-e-Rasool ki eki hi saza… Sarr Kalam (The punishment for blasphemy is beheading).”

The Youtuber then proceeded to behead an image of Nupur Sharma with an axe. The gory video also showed Wani, holding the former BJP leader’s severed head and tossing it away with disgust.

The matter came to light after journalist Aditya Raj Kaul posted a snippet of the video on Twitter.

He wrote, “Kashmir-based YouTuber Faisal Wani with YouTube Account of Deep Pain Fitness shares most violent graphic video showing him beheading Nupur Sharma. Hope KashmirPolice acts in time before he provokes further violence and rioting. Brainwashed idiot. This is scary.”

Following outrage on social media, Wani claimed innocence in the hopes of averting legal action. On Saturday (June 11) night, he claimed, “Yesterday, I had made a VFX video about Nupur Sharma which went viral all over India. And an innocent person (beguna) such as me got implicated in the controversy.”

Wani, who enacted the beheading of the former BJP spokesperson, lamented how his video was shared by the media. “I have said in my earlier videos that my intention is never to hurt religious sentiments. Because our religion (Islam) teaches us tolerance,” he claimed.

The Youtuber continued, “I agree that I made the gory video but my intention was not to promote violence. This is why I have deleted that video. If anyone is hurt by my actions, I am extremely sorry for that. I am a simple guy.”

He made an emotional appeal to his audience by claiming that his source of livelihood had taken a hit in recent times. “I hope you will make this video viral too like my other video. This is how everyone will know that I am apologetic about my actions,” he further asserted.

Islamists issue death threats to Nupur Sharma, announce bounties on her head

Islamists have continued to hound and threaten the ex-BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and her family since the time Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair shared her video with a commentary on Prophet Mohammad to encourage trolls to attack her.

In the last week of May 2022, during a news debate, Nupur Sharma asked what if she makes offensive remarks about Islam the way people were making offensive remarks about Shivling and Hinduism.

Since then, the intimidation campaign against the former BJP spokesperson has continued unabated, with domestic and foreign Islamists baying for her blood. Multiple death and beheading threats have come her way.

A number of FIRs have also been filed against her in different states of India. Despite her suspension from the BJP over her alleged ‘blasphemy’ and subsequent apology, Islamists have continued to target her with threats. There are multiple bounties on her head as well now ranging from Rs 20 lakhs to 1 Crore.

The worsening situation over the remarks reached rock bottom today, on the 10th of June 2022 as Islamist mobs ran riot in numerous parts of the country following the Friday Namaz.

In some places, the enraged mob set fire to Nupur Sharma’s effigy and posters, while in others, stones were thrown, injuring cops and citizens, and causing property damage.

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