Sunday, July 31st, 2011
The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC – http://www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, has expressed its shock and horror at the senseless and vicious massacre in Oslo, Norway, by Anders Behring Breivik, a right wing extremist.
“The Indian American Muslim Council, and the Indian Muslims of America extend our condolences and sympathies to the families of the innocent victims of this great tragedy, and stand shoulder to shoulder with the great people of Norway in this time of crisis,” said Shaheen Khateeb, President, IAMC.
The IAMC is also deeply concerned about the claimed ideological connections between Norway’s and India’s fascist right wing parties. Brevik devoted 102 pages of his manifesto hailing India’s rightwing Hindu groups, and claimed that the fascist Hindutva groups were identical to those of his own Justiciar Knights. Breivik considers the Hindutva groups as a critical partner in a universal struggle to end democratically elected governments all over the world. “It is essential that the European and Indian resistance movements learn from each other and cooperate as much as possible. Our goals are more or less identical,” wrote Brevik.
Members of the Hindutva terror groups like Abhinav Bharat were arrested earlier in India for their involvement in a series of bombings throughout India. These bombings have included the Samjhouta Express bombing, the Ajmer bombings, the Malegaon bombings, and the Hyderabad bombings, all of which targeted innocent minority Muslim community.
“IAMC is deeply disturbed at the emerging nexus between European, and Indian fascist groups. We urge Law Enforcement agencies in India, Norway, and all democratic nations be allowed to infiltrate and contain this scourge of racist and anti-Muslim bigotry,” said Khateeb.
IAMC is the largest advocacy group of Indian Americans in the US with chapters in ten US States.
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