My respect to Arif Mohammad KhanToday morning, one of my friends forwarded me a link of an interview of Arif Muhammad Khan, former Congress leader. The interviewer was Arfa Khanum Sherwani, a journalist(?) of The Wire web magazine. Now all of us know that The Wire is a virulently anti-Hindu and anti-Modi magazine.
Arfa Khanum Sherwani tried her level best to get Modi-bashing done by Arif Muhammad Khan. But Arif Muhammad Khan did not fall in the trap and severely criticized the politicians who treat the Muslims as mere vote-bank, citing his own experiences as a minister. He also criticized journalists like Arfa Khanum Sherwani who do not point out the faults of the Muslims.
I am again impressed by the clear thought process of Arif Muhammad Khan. His opposition to the Rajiv Gandhi's action in Shah Bano case is well-known. He clearly told Arfa that the future of Muslims is intertwined with the future of India. And Muslims of India are in a much much better than the Muslims of Pakistan, Lebanon, Syria and other Islamic countries. My respect to this leader.
And the interviewer Arfa Khanum Sherwani? The less said about her is better. Throughout the interview, she tried to instigate Arif Muhammad Khan. Throughout the interview, her hatred of Hindus became evident.