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Little-known Muslim group offers Rs 10 lakh bounty for Fateh’s beheading; is it intolerance?

Reports have surfaced from Bareilly that an unknown Muslim body has declared a bounty of Rs 10 lakh for anyone beheading Canadian Muslim activist Tarek Fateh, who has been accused of allegedly spreading “un-Islamic” views in a TV programme Fateh ka Fatwa telecasted on a news channel.

Demanding a ban on his programme, head of All-India Faizan-e-Madina Council Moeen Siddique said: “Fateh is conspiring to disrupt harmony between Hindus and Muslims. He is an agent of our enemies. He must be stopped at any cost. Our organisation will pay Rs 10,00,786 to any person who will decapitate him.”

Fateh is a Canadian Muslim of Pakistani origin, who is in the news since he started his programme on a TV channel.

A few days ago he at the centre of attraction after his presence at Jashne Rekhta, an Urdu event sparked protest. Okhla leader Pervez Alam Khan, who was present on the spot, also protested and said he was detained to be only left after sometime. The video of his protest was widely circulated on the social media getting good eyeballs.

Moreover, many Muslims have also launched a peaceful protest on Twitter getting overwhelming response.

“More than 95,000 Indian Muslims have protested against the presence in India of a Pakistani fugitive Tarek Fatah who has earned notoriety as one of the most shameless Islamophobes by tweeting on a trending #ArrestTariqFatah,” mentioned Milli Gazette on its social media page.

Commenting on the page, Milli Gazette editor Zafarul-Islam Khan wrote: “Instead of tweets and statements, file FIRs against this Pakistani trying to divide India again.”

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