Mandya (Karnataka) : Muskan Khan’s father Mohammad Hussain Khan has distanced himself, expressing surprise at Zawahiri’s statement. “We don’t know anything about it (video), we don’t know who he is. I saw him for the first time today. He has said something in Arabic… We are all living here with love and faith like brothers,” Khan told reporters in Mandya.
Asked about Zawahiri praising Muskaan, he said, “People say whatever they want…it is creating trouble unnecessarily. We are living peacefully in our country, we do not want him to talk about us, because he does not belong to us. …This is wrong, it is an attempt to create division between us.” Noting that Muskan has also seen the video, Khan said whatever Zawahiri said is ‘wrong’. “…she (smiles) is still a student, she wants to study,” he said. Asked about a section of people demanding a probe to find out any link, Khan said, “Let it be, there is law, police and government for this.”
Khan further said that if the Karnataka government and police want to inquire about him, they can find out the truth themselves. When Zawahiri praised the smile on the face of the hijab row, Khan said that “I am not aware of terrorist organizations behind the hijab. I don’t know who or what they are doing. We live here happily and live our lives peacefully in our country. We shared our love and live like brothers. God kept us well. I don’t know what other countries are doing? Apart from this, the people who came to give gifts, I told them not to give them, because of this we are facing trouble. After the fasting of Ramadan, I give ambulance service to the people.
“I asked the college principal to give us a separate room during the exam. If hijab is not allowed then allow wearing shawl and allow them to sit for the exam. But the college administration did not allow it,” Khan added.
When the hijab controversy was at its peak in February, Muskan Khan, a B.Com second year student in Mandya, was harassed by a group of students for entering college wearing a saffron shawl, wearing a hijab. He chanted “Jai Shri Ram” loudly, Muskaan replied by shouting “Allah-hu-Akbar”. After this heated argument, the college authorities intervened and brought the situation under control.
In the video clip in Arabic with English subtitles provided by Intelligence Group, a site that tracks the online activity of white supremacist and jihadist organisations, Zawahiri also reads a poem he says has inspired “our Mujahid sister” and her “brave sister”. Wrote for might”. , “May Allah reward him for exposing the reality of Hindu India and the deceit of its pagan democracy,” he said in the video. “…we must dispel the illusions that confuse us…we must stop being deceived by the mirage of India’s pagan Hindu democracy, which, initially, was no more than a tool to oppress Muslims,” he said. One of the world’s most wanted terrorists, Zawahiri. Addressing the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent, he said that they should realize that there is no such thing as ‘human rights’ in the real world.
After Zawahiri reappeared in a nine-minute video released by As-Sahab Media on Tuesday, he rubbished rumors about his death in 2020. He even slammed Pakistan and Bangladesh for being ‘allies of the West’ for banning the hijab.