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Muslim Youths Again Targeted with ‘Love Jihad’ Hate Campaign in Kerala

(^Hindu nationalist organization fear-mongering about “Love Jihad”)

There is quite a fad to label everything “Jihad” especially amongst Islamophobes. The “Love Jihad” absurdity reared its conspiratorial head a few years ago and was immediately taken up by the likes of Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller–eager as they always are to find some Muslamic crime to rail about.

It seems the “Love Jihad” hate campaign is resurfacing in the state of Kerala, India:

Muslim youths again targeted with ‘Love Jihad’ hate campaign in Kerala

by Abdul Bassith MA (

Thiruvananthapuram: The Hindutva sponsored “Love Jihad” hate campaign against Muslim youths in Kerala has surfaced again after a brief lull. The campaign had already caused serious wounds to the communal harmony of the state and campaigners were back to their den soon after Kerala Police lodged cases under section 153 against websites of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti and five other Hindutva websites on charges of pressing on with the hate campaigns even after court terming it baseless and Police reports rejecting any such allegations.

But a Malayalam weekly named Kalakaumudi having majority subscriptions in regions other than Malabar has now resumed the hate campaign in their recent edition of 10th June citing unauthentic central intelligence agency reports. The Hindutva websites too have now taken up this campaign and are altogether busy reviving those earlier terms like “Love”, “Romeo”, “Black Money”, “Land Mafia” in order to suffix “Jihad” with it.

Earlier more than any of those Hindutva websites it was the mainstream news dailies in Kerala, seemed keen on publishing such imaginative stories of ‘Muslim Jihadis’ pretending love towards Hindu and Christian girls to convert them to Islam. It still needs clarification on whether they took up the news from Hindutva websites or these websites took up exclusives published by these Malayalam news dailies. The news dailies, their weeklies and fortnightlies though published police clarifications and the court order calling “Love Jihad” allegations baseless in inner page columns, were never ready to make a confession. The media hate campaign brought about a situation where each and every movements and gestures of a Muslim youth in a campus or his work place was watched with suspicion by other community members.

The Kerala home ministry has taken a note of these latest allegations put forward by the Kalakaumudi weekly, which in its cover page says “Every month 180 girls are getting converted in Kerala”. The home ministry is concerned regarding conspiracies and attempts from a few corners to disrupt the already deteriorating communal texture of the state by spreading such rumours and unauthentic reports. The weekly on publication underwent a high demand and within a day copies were sold out.

Earlier on an exclusive scoop regarding – Muslim specific cyber surveillance in Kerala – the Kerala govt had accused the Madhyamam weekly, of ruining the religious harmony of the state. Madhyamam actually had only published the list of 258 email addresses belonging to Muslim journalists, students and politicians in Kerala, out of the 268 email addresses, the Kerala Police intelligence snooped into by even baselessly associating them with the banned SIMI. There wasn’t even a petty case registered against any of these individuals. Then instead of taking actions against those Police officers involved in the email snooping – the Home ministry then under the control of Chief Minister – was rather keen on witch hunting the weekly and the ones who leaked the news for it.

But now with the Kalakaumudi weekly again publishing unauthentic reports on “Love Jihad”, which the court and the Police had earlier ruled out, terming them as obvious attempt to destabilise the communal texture of the state; the Kerala govt is now under a deep silence and they are yet to consider it as one ruining the communal harmony of the state.

Police affidavit clears Muslim youth of love Jihad allegations
Accompanying this report, a few complaints have been registered against Muslim youths in some Police stations and Home Minister Thiruvanjoor Radhakrishnan said that any such complaints brought into the notice of the Home ministry will be examined. He said that bringing in so much sensationalism, emotions into the issue will disrupt the communal harmony and he noted that the “Love Jihad” campaign has been rather more rampant online.

One such complaint was by a Kshethra Samrakshana Samithi [Temple Protection Committee] worker named Unnikrishnan, who filed a habeas corpus petition at a court in Kerala accusing a Muslim youth named Haris of kidnapping his daughter to convert her to Islam.

The Kozhikode Police Commissioner G Sparjan Kumar in his affidavit before the court said that the girl was keeping relations with the Muslim youth since last six years. Their relation started when she was a school going girl and when he was working as a Bus conductor on her school route.

“Allegations like the youth is having links with Muslim communal organisations and that the girl has been kidnapped as part of their agenda to convert her, are mere doubts of a Father, who is an active worker of Kshethra Samrakshana Samithi”, said the Police Commissioner in his affidavit. The affidavit further noted that Unnikrishnan too got married to a Christian girl after similar love affair, and it was to her, this daughter was born. The court allowed the petitioner to give his arguments against the affidavit before 26th of June. The case will be again taken for hearing on 26th June.

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  • Sudhanshu Gupta

    seems we share same story shameer my wife is a sunni muslim. she initially expressed her wish to be hindu one day and I gave her same suggestion. She learns about Hindu culture and Now she is a hindu and very very happy . In her words She now calls herself ‘in freedom’

  • Shameer

    I cant support this statement, Im a Muslim boy married a Hindu Girl , and she was a Brahmin as well, still we are living with our own religion.We have all ceremony, one day she expressed her interest in convert to Islam, but I forced her to study well about Islam and understand values and convert, don’t convert for me, she is now learning Islam, If she is happy to accept Islam, let her convert, else Im happy to accept her as Brahmin.

  • Géji

    I guess the extremist hindu idiots will always be late in the picture! Copy! Copy away Brown Sugars!!

  • Ratheesh Unni Payipra

    These allegations are still active in Kerala. Kerala is an Indian state where the literary rate is the highest in the country. People here are more secularized than any part of the country. Sanadhan Dharma terrorist organizations were actively trying to get a hold on the majority Hindu population here, but were largely unsuccessful. With the Love Jihad allegation they were successful in their endeavor; initially. But miserably failed when the Kerala Supreme Court found this allegation baseless.

    Like any part of the country, youths of various religions and castes inter marry. Muslim/Christian women marry other religious as well, then it is considered those women are coming back to their roots (ie: Hinduism). But it becomes a problem only when a Hindu women marry a Christian or Muslim boy. All of a sudden it becomes political, and all hell breaks loose.

  • Reynardine

    In fact, Julius Streicher published exactly such accusations against Jewish young men. It was also asserted that”non-Aryan” and otherwise defective young women who were merely sterilized would deliberately catch Gomorrah and infect purebred German males with it in order to keep them from reproducing their superior kind, so, for a while, such girls and women had their entire reproductive tracts removed, until policymakers decided it was cheaper and easier to kill them.

    People from different cultural groups often love and marry, and when such matches don’t work out, it is seldom malice aforethought.

  • m a b

    I guess the Hindu fanatics should call back all millions of Keralities working in MiddleEast countries.

  • bin dead awhile

    i guess 5th coloumnist should get out a bit. sitting behind you pc all day is getting to you. or stop subscribing to washingtonjerusalempost, and get real news.

  • John

    Rabbis’ Wives Urge “Holy Race” to Stay Pure

    Racism is alive and well in Israel, especially amongst many of the Haredi nationalists. We have reported now for quite sometime on the phenomena of blatant racism and supremacism on racial and religious levels that has sprung into open discourse in Israel and Palestine due to events in Safed, Israel.

    The religious are viewing this as a pitched battle between them and Secularists. They view themselves as a bulwark defending their religious and racial integrity and it has reached a point now where it is in direct conflict with the law and the other cultural strains and forces in society.

    The language of a “holy race” of “saving our daughters” and “future generations” is reminiscent of the German women groups such as National Socialist Women’s Organisation, League of German Maidens (Hitler Youth) and the SS–Helferin.

    Imagine if this Lehava had been a Muslim organization. You can bet that the anti-Muslim Islamophobsphere would be drooling all over this and blaming it on Islam.
    Rabbis’ wives urge Israeli women: Stay away from Arab men

    By Chaim Levinson (Haaretz)

    A letter urging Jewish women not to date non-Jewish men has been published by a group of rabbis’ wives. The letter comes on the heels of a rabbis’ letter published earlier this month urging Jews not to sell or rent properties to non-Jews.

    The new letter, signed by 30 rabbis’ wives, says, “For your sake, for the sake of future generations, and so you don’t undergo horrible suffering, we turn to you with a request, a plea, a prayer. Don’t date non-Jews, don’t work at places that non-Jews frequent, and don’t do national service with non-Jews.”

    The letter was organized by the organization Lehava, which claims to “save daughters of Israel” from what it calls assimilation. Lehava also took part in the recent demonstrations against selling or renting homes to non-Jews.

    The group operates a shelter for women who leave their Arab partners and educate the public on what it calls the dangers that arise from contact between Jews and Arabs. The organization also called for the boycott of the Gush Etzion branch of the supermarket Rami Levi, where Arab and Jewish workers are on shift side-by-side.


    Could you Like to try another one Columnist ?

  • DrM

    Colon-ist said ”

    “Jews are never accused of love jihad.”

    Maybe they will be accused love, Milhemet Mitzna style once Hindu women marrying Jews. Now piss off.

  • Columnist

    Jews are never accused of love jihad.

  • Franczeska

    Columnist=Jimmy Marr

  • Columnist

    Why should they?

  • DrM


    As they should. Other then that you’re an idiot. Hindu fanatics and their “love jihad” lies are no different then their usual primitive carping that Indian Muslims are all Arabs, and that Indian Christians are agents of the Pope.

  • truth

    It is not the fault of the Muslims that female non Muslim fall in love with them.

  • jawad

    Columnist, do you have any thoughts on the content of the article?

  • mindy1

    All this energy wasted on hate… it’s sad 🙁

  • Columnist

    Muslims keep their own daughters away from non-Muslims.

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