While their apologists keep wailing about the fake victimhood of Muslims in India, some Muslim youths continue to launch unprovoked murderous attacks on innocent Hindus all over the country.
As Jihad Watch initially reported here, on the morning of Friday, November 25, a man named Lareb Hashmi hacked a 24-year-old Hindu bus conductor with a cleaver. While some say the dispute was over the bus fare ticket, Hashmi accused the latter of committing “blasphemy” against Islam. The incident took place in the Praygraj city of Uttar Pradesh.
It is noteworthy that for the past seven years, liberals and the pro-Islam lobby have been claiming that the average Muslim feels frightened under the rule of the reigning pro-Hindu Yogi government in the state. Then how does an ordinary Muslim muster up the nerve to attempt the beheading of a Hindu in full public view?
The victim has been identified as Harikesh Vishwakarma. He has sustained grievous injuries to his neck and several parts of his body after Hashmi pounced upon him with the sharp weapon.
Following the attack, Hashmi leapt out of the public vehicle and hid on a college campus nearby. Informing about the occurrence, bus driver Mangla Yadav said, “Suddenly, there was an attack inside the bus. I heard a sound and then stopped the bus.” The victim was immediately taken to a hospital.
On the other hand, showcasing no repentance for his brutality, Hashmi recorded a video from the college campus, justifying his crime while inspiring other Muslim youths to emulate his actions.
“(The bus conductor) was abusing Muslims. So I attacked him with a cleaver. He will not survive. He will be dead soon. From India to France, whoever insults our Prophet will be exterminated,” said Hashmi in a language that appeared to bear a close resemblance to the Punjabi spoken in Pakistan, opposed to the Hindi spoken widely in Uttar Pradesh.
“We are ready to die for you and go to jail, O Prophet Muhammad. Dear Muslims, rise about this world’s materialism and be ready to sacrifice your life for the Prophet,” Lareb continued, while abusing the victim and using some of the choicest of profanities for him.
The Muslim attacker also chanted “Allahu akbar” (Allah is greater) and “La ilaha illallah muhammadur rasulullah” (There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet) as he continued to justify his attack on the innocent HIndu conductor.
We are left with some mind-boggling observations.
The accused states that he attacked the bus conductor with a cleaver because the conductor had insulted Islam. Now, how often does it happen that a regular commuter boards a public bus with a sharp cleaver? How did this man know in advance that he would encounter a Hindu bus conductor who would be insulting Islam that day, and so this Muslim youth decided to carry a cleaver with him on his journey just in case he needed to behead an “offender of Islam”? Or did he get up and decide to take down a Hindu life regardless of any insults made to his dear religion? We are compelled to question because the accused is a B.Tech student; what purpose does he have carrying around a cleaver anyway?
The assault on this poor worker with minimal income also punctures the popular narrative that ascribes Islamic jihad activity to lack of education and opportunities. The attacker was an engineering student at the United Engineering College in Prayagraj, after all, who, from his video-recorded speech, appeared to be filled to the brim with hate for the kaffirs.
The victim had only done a technical course after schooling, before starting a life of hard work and honest earning. The stark contrast between the two youths establishes that it is not deprivation of any kind, but the excess of Islamic jihad conditioning that young men such as Lareb Hashmi receive right from the days that they are in the cradle which jeopardizes the life of every sane individual surrounding him. One doesn’t need to provoke or harm the likes of Lareb; roaming free in India, they will find you and try to take your head off your shoulders, regardless if what you do.
On being alerted, the police reached the college campus to arrest the accused. To escape arrest, Hasmi fired at the cops, injuring one, and was shot in the leg during retaliatory firing by the cops.
Addressing the issue, Abhinav Tyagi, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Yamunanagar, said, “Following the incident, the accused was arrested by the police, and a case under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code was registered. Further investigation is underway.”
Though the investigation is in progress, it is not unlikely that a coterie of Muslims and Islamic apologists will rush to Hashmi’s defense. Some may also “reveal” that he is mentally unstable, had little awareness of what he was doing, and should be treated with leniency, if not wholly acquitted. We have seen this play enacted in India and Bangladesh repeatedly, and not very long ago.