SHAHARUKH KING KHAN LASHES OUT AT ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has lashed out at Islamic fundamentalism and said the time has come for the today’s youth to be given the proper understanding of the Holy scriptures like the “QURAN”. As earlier written in my blog, King Khan while speaking to television channel CNN-IBN, said "Let me clarify this. I have read the holy Quran. It states that if you heal one man, you heal the whole mankind and also that if you hurt one man, you hurt the whole mankind. Nowhere in the Quran does it say that jihad will lead you to jannat (paradise)”.He further adds that the Holy Quran preaches that even in a (religious) war, you are not allowed to kill any woman, child, animal or even destroy any crops.According to Shaharukh, he had witnessed the 1984 riots of Delhi, and the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai as well and now 26/11 attacks. He adds that I feel more like an Indian rather than a Mumbaikar, and “I am an educated liberal Muslim, who has a Hindu wife and two kids."He clarified that "There is an Islam from Allah... and there is an Islam from the Mullahs. I appeal to all of them to please give the youngsters, the right reading of the Quran,".Khan appealed to every Indian citizen to not let ideological and religious stuff come in their way and especially since now that we both have come together on the same platform which is FEAR. He spoke "Let's use this fear in a better way and put it to better use. Fear is the greatest uniting force in the whole world".
Shah Rukh Khan appreciated the blog written by his colleague Aamir Khan, who has asked the today’s youth to enter the political arena and remove the roots of corruption, for which he will extend his fullest support.
King Khan expressed that there is a need a law to ban all hardline political parties and just like Aamir Khan, urged the youth to come together to form a political party and assured of his whole-hearted support in the cause.