Thursday, July 05, 2007

Entrevista com o Rage Boy: “I can’t resist injustice. I protest for all the oppressed Muslims"

Jihadista caricato? Parece piada pronta.

Bhat, também conhecido como Islamic Rage Boy, num raro momento de descontração (o que?! não existem mais aldeias pra incendiar nem contra quem protestar?!)

Segue uma entrevista com o islâmico favorito da imprensa. Nela o onipresente manifestante indiano, que aparece em TODAS as fotos de protesto – desde revoltas pelas caricaturas de Maomé, manifestações em defesa dos "palestinos", ataques contra declarações do papa e em ameaças públicas de assassinato contra o escritor Salman Rushdie – admite que, entre outras coisas, já fez parte de um grupo terrorista ("militante de um grupo armado" pró-Paquistão, de acordo com a France Press), que não suporta a injustiça e que protesta por todos os muçulmanos oprimidos na "palestina", no Iraque e no Afegasnitão.
Detalhe interessante:
O combatente da injustiça e defensor dos oprimidos afirma que seu maior exemplo e fonte de inspiração é o aiatolá Khomeini, o líder supremo da revolução islâmica no Irã.

Aqui vai uma pequena amostra de quem foi o aiatolá Khomeini, e abaixo alguns dos muçulmanos não-oprimidos do seu paraíso islâmico no Irã.

Pictures of Murdered Shoaneh Ghaderi
WARNING: Contains Violent Graphic pictures - Iranian pro-democracy secular activist tortured to death by Islamic state's security forces

Brutalities in the name of Islam
The tortured body of Ms. Zohreh Eizadi, 25, student of Medical Science University in Tehran, who had a major role in the recent anti dictatorship demonstrations ____________________________________
Muslim ‘Rage Boy’ says he’s really angry.

Shakeel Bhat, 31, has been displaying his teeth and shaking his fist over anything from Salman Rushdie’s knighthood to Danish cartoons, becoming a photographers’ favourite and earning himself the nickname “Rage Boy” in online columns and blogs.

One American columnist has dismissed him as a “professional Muslim protester,” while other bloggers have also held him up for ridicule as a person who appears to be very easily enraged about anything. But Bhat, the man behind the angry face, said he could take any kind of criticism in his stride.

“Whatever I do, I do for Allah and the Prophet Mohammed,” said Bhat, who admits to having been an armed militant between 1991 and 1994 with a pro-Pakistan rebel group. “I can’t resist injustice. I protest for all the oppressed Muslims in Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan,” he told AFP.

Bhat dropped out of school in his early teens, and quickly found his way into the armed struggle against New Delhi’s disputed hold over part of the scenic Himalayan region. After escaping scores of police raids, Bhat finally spent three years behind bars — a lucky escape from the Indian army’s “catch and kill” tactics of the 1990s.

While he no longer carries a weapon, Bhat said he was still fuming about the Indian army’s often suffocating presence in Kashmir — where there is one soldier for every four civilians — and what he sees as a wider international conspiracy against Muslims.

“If my photographs get published across the world, it is because my emotions are real and my looks are not deceptive. The photos show the anger inside,” said the full-time demonstrator, who when off the street looks distinctly modest and a little shy. ...

Police have registered 40 cases against me for taking part in the protests and I have to shuttle from one court to another to defend myself. I’ve been in almost every police station,” he laughed, clutching a plastic bag full of court papers.

Although not a Shiite Muslim, he says his inspiration is Iran’s late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

“I sometimes leave my home and return days later after being in police lock-ups,” said Bhat, whose family run a handicrafts business. “My family members are very supportive. They know I am not doing anything wrong. I am doing what every Muslims needs to do.

Apart from drawing ridicule from bloggers, Bhat has even inspired one American neoconservative website to push “Rage Boy” merchandise — including T-shirts, beer mugs, mouse pads.

“I don’t believe this! I have no knowledge about all this. Why do they do it?” demanded Bhat, who says he has no idea how to use a computer and the Internet.

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