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Curious case of Jihadi ideology of Pakistani Cricketers & their inbuilt hatred for India & Hindus.

News published by NRI Herald Australia 27 October 2021

Curious case of Pakistani Islamist cricketers hatred for India & Hindus. This time on-record!

Pakistani cricketers & ministers with radical islamist ideology has come out in open spewing venom against India & Hindus after the recent event where Indian Cricket Team lost an early stage Cricket Match against Pakistan in T20 world cup currently being played in UAE.

Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar, who was popularly called as The Rawalpindi Express, was also feted by the Indian media after he raised discrimination meted out to Danish Kaneria, a Pakistani Hindu cricketer, by the rest of the Pakistani cricket team on account of his religion. The cricketer had recently invoked humanity over religion and country while appealing India to provide ventilators to Pakistan in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, an undated video of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar that is now doing the rounds on the internet has shattered all the carefully constructed myth about his favourable outlook towards India. In the video, which is at least a year old, Shoaib Akhtar is seen endorsing the Islamic supremacist fantasy of ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’.

In one of the tweet by an user which narrates the media interview by Akhtar says:

"Ghazwa e Hind is mentioned in our sacred books. We will first capture Kashmir and then invade India from all sides for Ghazwa e Hind" - Shoaib Akhtar (descendant of a Hindu Gujjar) After all cricket & art have no boundaries. After Ghazwa e Hind, India will have no boundaries!

Ghazwa-e-Hind: An Islamist doctrine forecasting the dominance of Islam over India

It is pertinent to note that the Islamist doctrine endorsed by Shoaib Akhtar is often cited by terrorists to justify their attacks in India. The Islamist terror attacks on India take place under the banner of Ghazwa-e-Hind. Radicals in Pakistan are trained and brainwashed with the concept of Ghazwa-e-Hind, to prepare them for suicide missions in India and legitimise their jihad against India.

Waqar Younis

After a video of Mohammad Rizwan offering namaz during the drinks break of the match had gone viral on social media, Younis, a former Pakistan captain, allegedly said on one of his country's news channels that watching Pakistan opening batsman Mohammad Rizwan offer namaz "in front of Hindus was very special to him".

His comments did not go down well with many, including cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle who took to Twitter to say that he was extremely disappointed and did not expect such comments from a player of the stature of Waqar Younis:

"For a person of Waqar Younis' stature to say that watching Rizwan offering namaz in front of Hindus was very special to him is one of the most disappointing things I have heard. A lot of us try hard to play such things down and talk up the sport, and to hear this is terrible,"

Sheikh Rashid (Minister)

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad, Interior Minister of Pakistan, declared in a shocking video that Pakistan’s win over India is a “victory of Islam.”

Rashid further says, Congratulations to the Pakistan team and Muslim brothers too ! The prayers of the Muslim brothers in India were also with the Pakistan team. “Muslims from all over the world, not just in India, support the Pakistani team,” said Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Pakistan’s Home Minister, in a video tweet. He made the remarks after Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets in the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup in Dubai on 24th October.

Shahid Afridi

In 2018 December, Pakistani bowling legend Shoaib Akhtar made an explosive revelation that his former teammate Danish Kaneria faced discrimination at the hands of other cricketers in the national team because of his religion. Akhtar had even claimed that some Pakistani cricketers were reluctant to eat with Kaneria because he is a Hindu.

At the time, when Akhtar was unearthing the malpractices in the Pakistani cricket team, Afridi's video, where he was seen making fun of Hindu traditions, surfaced on social media. Appearing on a chat show, Afridi was involved in a candid conversation with the host when he was asked if he ever lost his cool and smashed a television at home.

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