Delhi : In an exclusive Interview to a US Television channel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asserted that patriotism of Indian Muslims cannot be questioned and they live for India and Die For India.
Referring to the recent call by Al Qaeda Chief Zawahiri, for an Indian cell of the Terror Organisation, Prime Minister said that Al Qaeda chief is living in delusion.
Indian Muslims can never think or do ill of India.
“My understanding is that they are doing injustice towards the Muslims of our country. If anyone thinks Indian Muslims will dance to their tune, they are delusional.
“Indian Muslims will live for India, they will die for India – they will not want anything bad for India,” Prime Minister said.
He was also put a question about the remarkable phenomenon that out of the 170 million Muslims in India, there seemed to be no or very few members of Al Qaeda even though it is in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
“What is it that has made this community not as susceptible?”
Modi answered that first he was not the authority for doing a psychological and religious analysis on this.
“But the question is whether or not humanity should be defended in the world. Whether or not believers in humanity should unite. This is a crisis against humanity, not a crisis against one country or one race. So we have to frame this as a fight between humanity and inhumanity, nothing else,” he said.
Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla has also welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement.
She said that she totally supports Prime Minister’s statement and Muslims living in India will do anything for the country.
BJP has said that prime Minister has correctly described the fierce patriotism of Indian Muslims.
Eminent Muslim clerics and intellectuals have also appreciated Prime Minister’s remarks saying that his statement is a strong rebuff to all those external forces who think Indian Muslims will fall for their propaganda.