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Lieutenant General Takes on Muslim-Bashing Trolls, Says I'm From the Community

The online argument began when the general said that he would be appearing on a Doordarshan panel to discuss the recent breaking up of an alleged ISIS module in UP and Delhi.

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Updated:December 28, 2018, 11:59 AM IST
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Lieutenant General Takes on Muslim-Bashing Trolls, Says I'm From the Community
File photo of General Syed Ata Hasnain. (Getty Images)
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Lieutenant General (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain of the Indian army silenced Twitter trolls who were attacking the country's Muslim community by stating a simple fact: I am from the community.




The tweet was in response to a barrage of tweets calling Islam a radical religion with institutionalized terrorism.







The online argument began when the general said that he would be appearing on a Doordarshan panel to discuss the recent breaking up of an alleged ISIS module in UP and Delhi.




While initially users responded to the announcement with genuine queries about what drove a few Indian youths to become indoctrinated into militant extremism, things soon took an ugly turn. When General Hasnain hypothesized that factors like tutelage from radical clergy at a young age and parental opinions could colour the perceptions of certain disaffected youths, Hindu right-wingers began denigrating the Muslim community as a whole.




In any case, the General maintained his composure and replied with restraint, without budging on his position.





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| Edited by: Shantanu David
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