In the realm of academia, where the pursuit of knowledge and the exchange of ideas are paramount, instances that blur the line between scholarly discourse and ideological bias warrant a critical examination. The case in point is Dr. Chris Allen, a professor renowned for his proclivity towards Islamist sympathies, whose recent contribution to the London School of Economics’ blog has ignited a fervent debate concerning objectivity, veracity, and the boundaries of responsible scholarship.
Old video of Leicester violence provocateur Ali Dawah, calling for the execution of apostates in Islamic land, goes viral
UK-based Islamic preacher Ali Dawah was heard baying for the blood of an ex-Muslim and apostate named Ridvan Aydemir, who runs the popular YouTube channel ‘The Apostate Prophet.’ It must be mentioned that Ali Dawah was the frontrunner in peddling the conspiracy theory about RSS’ involvement in the 2022 Leicester violence.
From late August to the 20th of September 2022, Hindus and Hindu temples in Leicester were targeted and attacked. Violent attacks and vandalism of homes by Islamist mobs over 3 consecutive nights of the 4th, 5th and 6th of September 2022, had left the Hindu community in Leicester afraid for their safety.
New Delhi, 7th September 2023: The “divide and rule” policy, also known as “divide and conquer, was a strategy employed by the
British colonial administration in various parts of their empire, including India. The goal of this policy was to maintain control over a
diverse and often restive population by creating divisions and conflicts among different groups, thereby weakening any unified
opposition to British rule.
Here are some of the ways the British implemented this policy:
“Cow piss drinkers”, “violent vegetarians”, “BJP terrorists”, were but a few of the slurs that came to be associated with the unrest. The slurs denigrated the Hindu faith and attached British Hindus to political affairs in India. Indeed, what we saw in Leicester comes straight from the anti-Semitism playbook.
UK Minister for Local Government, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Lee Rowley on Monday said “anti-Hindu hatred is abhorrent and has no place in our communities”.
He said the UK government is working with the police and community partners to monitor and combat it.
Mr Rowley was responding to a question by UK Member of Parliament Navendu Mishra.
The British Sanatan Dharmic Alliance organised an event called Freedom of Hindu Beliefs. It was a first of its kind event, bringing together prominent parliamentary figures, community leaders, Hindu rights activists, academics and members of the diverse Hindu community.
Filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri on Friday conveyed via Twitter an overwhelming commitment he received from UK lawmakers to recognise the “Kashmiri Hindu genocide” during his visit to the British Parliament.