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Why is Arshad Madani of the Darul Uloom Deoband out of the blue supporting Mohan Bhagwat’s assertion about ‘similar DNA’

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Why is Arshad Madani of the Darul Uloom Deoband suddenly supporting Mohan Bhagwat's statement about 'same DNA'

The Times They Are A-Changin’. Or are they? Arshad Madani of the Darul Uloom Deoband has now come out in help of the assertion by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat saying that there’s nothing flawed with the assertion that Muslims of India and Hindus share the identical DNA.
According to reviews, Madani stated that he likes the assertion made by Mohan Bhagwat. He stated that in India, there are Gurjar, Rajputs and Jats, for instance, amongst Hindus and Muslims each, due to this fact, there’s nothing flawed in saying that Hindus and Muslims in India share the identical ancestry. He is additional claimed to have stated that RSS is “changing its old ideology and is now on the right track”.
While the assertion by Mohan Bhagwat in isolation looks like a hand prolonged in friendship and the assertion by Arshad Madani looks like that hand in friendship has been accepted, there’s actually greater than meets the attention right here.
When Mohan Bhagwat made that assertion concerning the shared ancestry between Hindus and Muslims, there was widespread outrage by sections of Hindus and Muslims alike. The Hindus who took umbrage to what Bhagwat stated claimed that the RSS was softening its stand towards Muslim fundamentalism and due to this fact, the Sanghis had been merely not Sanghi sufficient. The Muslims, alternatively, stated that RSS was ‘anti-Muslim’ and was one way or the other denying the Islamic heritage and claiming that Muslims from India had been Hindus, in some type of an assault towards the Muslim group.
Both teams had been, in fact, off the mark. Mohan Bhagwat had categorically additionally stated that Islam as a faith got here to India by way of invasions. Essentially, there’s nothing flawed with what Mohan Bhagwat stated. Indeed, Islam is a overseas faith to India and got here to Bharat solely after barbaric invasions by Muslims rulers. Thereafter, as is the norm in each Caliphate, the method of conversion started. The Islamic invaders proceeded to destroy temples, rape ladies, kill males, tax kafirs and provides Hindus the choice to transform to Islam, pay Jizya or die. Several Hindus in that period transformed to Islam for worry of retribution by the barbarian rulers. It is the lineage of those that at present name themselves Indian Muslims.
Therefore, it isn’t removed from the reality when Bhagwat says that Hindus and Muslims in India have a standard ancestry. Muslims at present had been Hindus then, who had been transformed by power. This is to not say that Indian Muslims are Hindus at present and neither does it whitewash Islamic fundamentalism in any approach. It is an easy historic reality. Muslims in India are Muslims as a result of their Hindu forefathers transformed underneath barbaric Islamic invaders. That is that. It is what it’s.
On the face of it, Arshad Madani agreeing with what Mohan Bhagwat stated will not be flawed. It is nice that he admits that Indian Muslims share their ancestry with Hindus as a result of the forefathers transformed underneath barbaric rulers – they had been, at some stage in time, Hindus.
However, there’s a deeper that means to what Arshad Madani is attempting to do right here and we should acknowledge it earlier than the fundamentalists handle to set a story that whitewashes Islamic terrorism.
Arshad Madani, the principal of Darul Uloom Deoband who can be president of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind doesn’t consider the Taliban as a terror outfit, and, he adorns Taliban and Talibanis as freedom fighters. 
In an unique interview given to the Dainik Bhaskar not too long ago, Madani stated that if combating towards subjugation is terrorism then by this logic Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Maulana Hazrat Shekhuddin had been additionally terrorists. It have to be famous that the Taliban is believed to have drawn inspiration from the Deobandi motion which originated in Uttar Pradesh’s Deoband. 
As the Taliban has come to overcome Afghanistan numerous Muslim students, politicians and leftist media try for the makeover the picture of the Taliban as ‘Good Taliban.’
“Anybody fighting against subjugation we don’t consider them as a terrorist. We clap if the Taliban are fighting for independence because everybody has the right to independence. If this is terrorism then Gandhi, Nehru and Shekhuddin were also terrorists, all those who fought against the British government were terrorists,” Dainik Bhaskar quoted Madani saying.
He, due to this fact, believes that the Taliban had a proper to stone ladies to dying, behead kafirs and those that fought for the folks and never the Taliban, be certain that ladies are lined from head to toe as a result of in the event that they aren’t, males would get lured. He additionally believes in pushing homosexual males off buildings and a number of different problematic, barbaric actions taken by the Taliban in strict accordance with Shariah legislation. He didn’t say any of this explicitly. But, in fact, if one defends the Taliban whereas they’re doing all of this, one has to imagine that their actions are additionally acceptable to the person.
In the identical breath, when Madani says that Hindus and Muslims in India have the identical ancestry, it have to be understood that he’s probably not referring to a organic and historic reality. What he’s attempting to do is normalise his vile ideas and insinuate that there isn’t a distinction between Hindu and Muslim ideology per se.
This sensible admission will serve a number of functions for the cabal. Firstly, it’ll give solution to the narrative that if there are “bad apples” within the Muslim group who bask in terrorism, there are additionally “bad apples” within the Hindu society. This is a traditional strawman which is intentionally created by the apologists of Islam. Essentially, to say that humanity is similar and that the intrinsic issues in Islam that result in terrorism are a figment of the Hindu creativeness.
What it does additional is to say that Indian Muslims are as “good” because the Hindus and any and all criticism of the Muslim group, that usually indulges in terrorism and commits atrocities towards Hindus is misplaced.
What this admission does is to present the “narrative pushers” an opportunity to create false equivalences between Hindus and Muslims. In reality, they’d go a step additional and create a false equivalence between Hindu “terrorists” and Muslim terrorists – saying that “terrorists” are in all faiths and no disproportionate criticism ought to accrue to Islam.
This, however that Muslims, until just a few days in the past, had been criticising Mohan Bhagwat for mentioning a historic reality as a result of they believed that their Islamic heritage was being denied.
Madani is actually not agreeing with a historic reality. He is utilizing this to whitewash terrorists. To mainstream what the Taliban does and to create a straw man the place all criticism of Islam may be branded as Islamophobia and Hindus changing into “intolerant”.