An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Osama and the Gandhi-that-nobody-knew!

Gandhi’s grandson, Rajmohan Gandhi, says that Gandhi would have resisted Osama.

Rajmohan Gandhi said that his grandfather would also have tried to organise "something dramatic", perhaps a mass fast, to show how unhappy most Muslims were that their religion was being linked to terrorism.

Asked what he would have made of Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and the Islamist Taliban militia in Afghanistan, Rajmohan said: "He would have stood up to them."

"The Muslim and non-Muslim issue was a very important issue in his life in India, and he was killed because many Hindus thought he was friendlier to the Muslims than was necessary," the former Indian parliamentarian said.

"So today, he would never agree with the idea that there’s something connected between Islam and violence or Islam and terrorism. He would totally oppose that idea."

Rajmohan added that his grandfather "might have recommended to the Muslims of the world who were unhappy being hijacked by the terrorists to say how about demonstrating your dissociation with violence through a fast if need be"

This is utter nonsense!!

Gandhi, in a similar situation where Hitler – another terrorist was trying to kill Jews offered this as an advise to the Brits:

"Let them take possession of your beautiful island with your many beautiful buildings. You will give all these, but neither your souls, nor your minds."

After the holocaust, he remarked to his biographer that: that the Jews died anyway, didn’t they? They might as well have died significantly.

So, in my view, his way would have been – to advise the Hindus, the Shias, and others – to just get killed with a smile on their face and let them take whatever Nukes they could find and use them to kill more people… "since Hindus and other non-believers died anyways.. They might as well have died significantly!"

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4 Comments
  1. Ankit says

    well said.. i fully agree. This guy Rajmohan Gandhi seems to be a complete nonsense guy. Not sure why is he talking all rubbish. Does he belong to Congress or UPA govt? Only a congressman can speak this kind of rubbish for votes and appeasement.

  2. Ankit says

    well said.. i fully agree. This guy Rajmohan Gandhi seems to be a complete nonsense guy. Not sure why is he talking all rubbish. Does he belong to Congress or UPA govt? Only a congressman can speak this kind of rubbish for votes and appeasement.

  3. Desh says

    Rajmohan gandhi is a professor at Center for Policy Studies in Delhi. He is a visiting prof in a US university also. He basically gets called to places to give pacifist lectures and talks..

  4. Desh says

    Rajmohan gandhi is a professor at Center for Policy Studies in Delhi. He is a visiting prof in a US university also. He basically gets called to places to give pacifist lectures and talks..

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