This is insane.
This is unacceptable.
This is preposterous.
No, I am not talking about the alleged incident of mere detention of self-proclaimed "Global Icon" and sycophantic pompous again-self-proclaimed "King of Bollywood" Shah Rukh Khan. But about the need for Supercilious Hypocrite Indians, Biased Sellout Media, and Muslim Right-wing Congress to make a mountain out of mole after every such incident, but selectively.
People like Shahrukh Khan who carry this elitist mentality of I am the best, everyone should know who I am, and if they don't then I have a Right to say तुम जानते नहीं मैं कौन हूँ?" ("Do you realize who I am?"). If still the other person, who may be just doing his job, doesn't recognize me or doesn't give me Extrajudicial Privileges, of which I am used to in India, then I have a Right to bleat and allege discrimination on the basis of my trouble-making religion. Because I know that I have a Biased Sellout Media and Muslim Right-wing patronizing Government to back me up. They will be more than happy to shout, beat their chests, and protest on my behalf. My home country has a Political Party in power who will waste every Government Resource to turn every stone in order to get me out of this fictitious trap of the Americans. Insane!
Those who are pointing fingers at United States (US) Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), which was just doing its mandated job of protecting America, by alleging discrimination are themselves showing their bigotry. For they never protest when some Joe Schmoe of India like some average Ramesh Kumar or Kamal Kishore gets strip searched everyday in some country, which is seriously fighting a war against terror. These headless chickens don't give a rat's ass then because Ramesh Kumar or Kamal Kishore is not a Muslim, his last name is not Khan, and his first name is not Mohamed. As these bigots have a predilection for all these biographic characteristics.
The US law in its own Right may deny entry to anyone at port of entry because Visa by itself does not guarantee an entry. The very fact that a CBP Officer detained people from Raul Vinci (aka Rahul Gandhi) to George Fernandes to allegedly now know-it-all Shah Rukh Khan proves that the smallest person (position wise) in CBP, who is manning the US borders and has the actual ground level responsibility to protect America by not letting in that one possible suspicious person or suspect terrorist, does not get awed by looking at the Parentage or Status or Bank balance or Profession of the person coming in. Instead he or she treats every prospective Non-Immigrant coming in to the US equally. His or her job is to find the intention of a person coming in to the US and not be flattered at the amount of movies that Non-Immigrant has made.
Has anyone realized what is the plot of jerk Shah Rukh Khan's new movie "My name is Khan"? Freaking name of the movie it self is so snooty. Here is the plot summary from Wikipedia:
Rizwan Khan (Tanay Chheda) is a Muslim child who grew up with his mother (Zarina Wahab) in the Borivali section of Mumbai in India and who suffers from Asperger syndrome. As an adult (Shahrukh Khan), Rizwan falls in love with a Hindu single mother, Mandira (Kajol) who lives in San Francisco.Did you notice any similarity, other than that a Muslim always has to marry a Hindu both in real life and in films? Both the situations, in his movie and the current fictitious affair of his alleged "detention", are about playing the tune of victim hood by making outrageous allegations about the US authorities. He is doing nothing but just promoting his movie with the help of sellout patronizing media. I bet you Donut for a Dollar, soon he will say see this is how US treats people with Muslim name (which he and his promoters have already said in various news reports, see below) and, hence, this movie is his real life story. Great. Now a movie is made on his real life story even before the real life story has happened. This must be the first real life premonition movie in Urdu Film Industry (Bollywood).
While not focusing on the events of 9/11, the storyline explores the period afterwards. At that time, Rizwan is arrested and detained when authorities mistake his disability for "suspicious" behavior. After his arrest, he meets Radha (Sheetal Menon), a therapist who helps him overcome the ordeal. Rizwan then begins a journey to find and meet President Barack Obama (Christopher B. Duncan) in order to clear his name.
Look at the kind of Ministers India has who speak rubbish, that too out of turn. They talk of revenge and tit-for-tat on one hand when a "Muslim" alleges discrimination but also exploit Mr. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's last name and his values of "eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" on the other hand when it comes to Islamic Terrorism. See how Christian Ambika Soni, who is Information and Broadcasting Minister in the current Muslim Right-wing Government, gives her pathetic diktat on External Affairs. Looks like under Muslim Right-wing Congress led Utterly Pathetic Alliance (UPA) any Minister can assume any portfolio at any time. It seems expertise in field of Ministry is not a requirement. Christian Ambika Soni was Cultural Minister in previous 14th Lok Sabha (Lower House elected by People) under Muslim Right-wing Congress. She had submitted the derogatory and vicious certificate in Supreme Court questioning the existence of Hindu God Shri Ram in order to justify the destruction of World's Ancient Heritage over 23000 years old Shri Ram Setu by CONgress Government, and hence hurt Millions of Hindus around the world by questioning the existence of Hindu Religion.
Shah Rukh detention: Soni suggests tit for tat
After a string of incidents like the one involving Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was detained at a US airport, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Saturday suggested that India should do a 'tit-for-tat' towards Americans. "I am of the opinion that the way we are frisked, for example I too was frisked, we should also do the same to them," Soni said. Many examples like this have come from the US where frisking is done and "beyond permissible limits", she said. "I don't understand. In the name of religion, frisking can be done for anyone like this," an angry Soni said.Sure Ms. Soni, Tit-for-Tat. That's Gandhigiri right? And What Muslim Right-wing Congress and Left parties do to "Global Icons" like Tasleema Nasreen or Salman Rushdie by hounding them out of Country due to pressure from Muslim Extremists is so very courteous, right?!
This also happens to 100s of innocent Muslims daily who don't have 1 billion ppl to stand up for them. Raises real qsns abt US proceduresAnd the award for THE Most Muslim-Patronizing statement during 15th Lok Sabha till date goes to.....UNO-Reject Shashi Tharoor. Beware Manmohan Singh, you got some competition. There is a new player in town for who kisses the Muslim Ummah's proverbial ass the most game.
to all who asked abt SRK, we all found it offensive and have asked the US to look into it. SRK himself spoke abt the matter w great dignity.Oh you have asked the US to look in to it, sure. संयुन्क्त राज्य अम्रीका तुम्हारा चाचा लगता है ना की उसको तुमने आदेश दिया है। (United States of America is like your Uncle that you have ordered it "to look in to it".) Just exactly what part did you found offensive? That a Muslim was allegedly "detained" or that US is inspecting people coming into its country? Thank God you were not elected as UN Secretory General, as world would be in more danger with such bigotry. And Shah Rukh Khan handled it with great dignity? Yeah, we can all see that! By making allegations of discrimination against the very same country that he is showing in poor light in his up-coming movie, which will most probably play with the sentiments of Muslims, spread more hatred against the US, and make him money off of it. Nice Dignity!
After all this Shah Rukh Khan says "I'm 'angry', 'humiliated'". Why are you angry and humiliated? Don't be. You have a Government that works, sleeps, eats and sh*ts for your benefit round the clock. This corrupt Government and its Ministers are available at your service 24/7. You were let off because Government got in to action immediately to take this up with people at highest echelons here, there, and everywhere. They spoke to the US Embassy in Indraprasth (misnomer: Delhi) and Indian Ambassador spoke with US State Department in the US to get you out off the fictitious American trap for Muslims.
India takes up SRK detention with US
With Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan being detained and questioned at Newark airport, India today took up the issue with the US Embassy in New Delhi. "The matter was taken up with the US Embassy," External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash said soon after the reports about detention of the actor reached. He said the Embassy was ascertaining factual details of the incident. Prabhu Dayal, Consul General of India in New York, is in touch with Khan, Prakash added.Have you ever seen Indian Government work so hard to get someone out of no-trouble in a foreign country?!
SRK detained at US airport for being a Khan
Shahrukh Khan was detained for about two hours early Saturday morning (around 1am IST) at Newark airport in the US because his surname featured on the most common list. The actor was released after Congress MP Rajiv Shukla spoke to the authorities in the US and the Indian counsulate.Hmm... let me do some basic Math. So you were allegedly detained for two hours starting at 1 AM IST. Then you were not allowed to make even a phone call for one hour that makes it 2 AM IST. Since on average it takes days to even move a simple RTI or some file in Indian Government, and Indian Ambassador in the US denies privilege to even meet average Joe Schmoe Indian Citizens, including those blue collar workers who were allegedly enslaved and exploited by an US Company, so you must be really "privileged" and "brothers" with someone important to have gotten off so easy within two hours. In that case of alleged enslavement, Indian Citizens walked from Louisiana and Mississippi to Washington DC to meet the Ambassador but were denied a meeting. Please read Indian shipyard workers accuse their employer of human trafficking and forced labor and New York Times: Law Suit Points to Guest Worker Program Flaws for more on this case.
The actor was detained after his name flashed on the computer. He was asked several questions about the purpose of his visit. His hand baggage was checked. He was not allowed to even make a phone call for nearly an hour.
Hell, Ministry of External Affairs didn't care and Manmohan Singh didn't loose his sleep when Nirupama Rao, the then Ambassador of India to China, was woken up at 2 AM in the morning by Chinese to give her some démarche.
After all this, for you to have that one phone number of either Rajeev Shukla or some other Minister to call for help must be so "cool". Its because Indian External Affairs Ministry or Indian Consulate anywhere in the World doesn't have such a service for regular Joe Schmoe Indians like some fictitious Ramesh Kumar or Kamal Kishore to call for help anytime. Since Indian Consulate was informed by Rajeev Shukla, hence former obviously didn't know about your legal detention (if there was any) until informed by latter.
See how diligently Rajeev Shukla under the command of her majesty Antonia Maino's Muslim Right-wing Congress personally helped you get out at 1 AM IST. Amazing round the clock efficiency! I doubt any country, even fundamentalist conservative theocratic Islamic nations like Saudi Arabia, Iran or Pakistan provide such service to their "Privileged" "Global-Icons" because they are "Khan" or "Muslim". Only in "Secular" "Democratic" "Republic" of India its possible. Amazing huh!
Dude, please share the knowledge of how a non-portfolio-holding non-Union-Cabinet-Minister and a supposed General MP from Rajya Sabha (Upper House, not elected by People) like Rajeev Shukla took up US Authorities at 2 AM in the morning from India because a Muslim was arrested. While Overrated World Renowned Mythical Economist and Dhimmi Regent Sellout PM Mr. Manmohan Singh shamelessly surrendered to Pakistan in Sharm El-Sheikh under alleged pressure from US.
May be Rajeev Shukla should be the Prime Minister for standing up to US. You know what, may be not. Lets not get carried away.
Talk about Humility. Rajeev Shukla describes himself on his own website as
"Member of Parliament, BCCI Vice President, journalist, political commentator and television host- Rajeev Shukla is a multi faceted personality who has achieved great success in every field he forayed into. Rajeev Shukla is a rare political leader whose friendly demeanour and calm composed attitude is a refreshing change from the mundane image of the political scenario in India."Looks like you got some really humble friends, Shah Rukh Khan.
Shah Rukh Khan then continues,
the actor said: "I told them I was a movie star and had recently visited the country for the shooting of my film. Nothing seemed to convince the immigration officer. There were other immigration officers who even vouched for me but this particular officer did not listen to anyone. I even told them I had an invitation from the South Asian community and was there to attend an event." Shahrukh is to return to India on August 18.Oh poor Shah Rukh Khan. How dare that officer reject the pleads of other officers "तुम जानते नहीं यह कौन है?" ("Don't you realize who he is?")! Although I wonder, if you are so humiliated then why are you staying there till August 18. As a protest you should have just come back home right away. But anyways, don't worry. Whenever you come back home, Muslim Right-wing Congress may give you another controversial Padma national award and add you to the list of privilege Indians who are not frisked in India because they are above other Indians. Hey who said Caste System of 21st Century?! Don't worry Shah Rukh, you don't have to hold any constitutional post for it. You either have to be Muslim or some relative/in-law of her Majesty Antonia Maino like Robert Vadra. Make sure you are not the Chief of Army, Navy or Air Force. That would make you ineligible.
They may be given responsibility to protect whole India on the ground from the enemy but we don't trust them while boarding an airplane.
Even God can't protect India with such vision-less patronizing Ministers in power who can't seem to be blind to Religion when it comes to Terrorism and Internal Security.
Shukla, who came to the actor’s rescue condemned this act saying, "It is really not fair. Just because he has a common surname does not mean that every Muslim can be taken as a suspect or considered to be a terrorist. The Amercian authorities should adopt a methodology so that well-known names like Shahrukh Khan and APJ Abdul Kalam are not harassed like this. They should focus on getting the actual suspects."This patronizing statement is self contradictory. Ok, lets assume God Forbid, US Government appoints Rajeev Shukla or Lalloo Prasad or Manmohan Singh or Shivraj Patil (Damn!) or Ram Vilas Paswan or Sitaram Yechuri (made a statement in Rajya Sabha recently that Government should investigate usual mandatory hand bag search of APJ Abdul Kalam by "US Airlines" at Indraprasth International Airport because of his "name". Not because he may be hiding something but because of his "name" as it was a "US Airline". WTF! Now who has communal and discriminatory thinking here?) or P Chidambaram or any such Muslim Appeasers as head of US Department of Homeland Security.
Now they decide to put in the system that self-proclaimed "well-known names like Shahrukh Khan and APJ Abdul Kalam" are not to be asked questions, not to be frisked, hand bags not checked and let in the country from the Runway tarmac to Hotel in a Tax-payer's sponsored limousine. Just like in Good old India everyday. Whenever we reach India, we all hear "श्रीमती क ख ग कृपया हवाई अड्डे के अधिकारी से मिले।" ("Mrs. Abc please contact the Ground Staff"), sometimes even before the plane lands. You think we are all inglorious fools that we don't understand that such calls are not because Mrs. Abc will get her extra handbag back which she had to check-in at the last minute but that while we all fight like Dogs to get our papers checked by snobbish babus (general term for Elitist Bureaucrats but in this case Indian Airport Immigration or Custom officials) jumping head over heals in this mob which amazingly contains of the same people who were properly standing in a line/queue when they were in US/UK/Australia but suddenly after reaching India lost all their mannerisms, she will have the extrajudicial privilege to go straight to her waiting relatives while some Airport Chaprassi (peon) will get her passport cleared, customs cleared and hand deliver her luggage to car's trunk.
All that talk about only few chosen ones have the privilege to be not checked or frisked is all bull crap. List or no list extrajudicial privileges continue to be given to those who have proverbial contacts. Everyone knows it but like an average confused Indian they all just suck it up and shut the f**k up. Anyways, coming back to the US. So now assuming that the "well-known names like Shahrukh Khan" is on the list of special entitlement like in India, Shah Rukh Khan comes back and is let go without alleged "detention". Now some Islamic Lunatic terrorist Mohamed Osama Bin Laden Al-Faruki Abdullah Jihad-Is-My-Life Son-Of-A-Bi*ch Whatever renames himself as Shah Rukh Khan and comes to the US. Now since his name is on the list of special entitlement as recommended by this new head of Homeland Security. This namesake terrorist is given all the extrajudicial privileges, officer takes his autograph, hails to him for his awesome repetitive Urdu movies and allows entry without detention or even checking his motives of arrival.
Did you just let a terrorist enter the country? Who will be responsible for the massacre that may happen?
But if we stop him then we are focusing on "well-known names", if we don't then we may let actual terrorists enter the country. Now you also want us to "focus on getting the actual suspects" but we can't because then we will again be focusing on "well-known names". Oh man, this is so confusing.
All I have to say is Thank God! None of these are heads of Internal Security in UK, US, etc. Too bad such people are in power in India which has seen over 47 major terrorist attacks in past 5 years.
Which has made Indraprasth (misnomer: Delhi) and Uttar Pradesh Police wish this,
"In the US, if a junior officer is following the rule book, there is nothing you can do about it. In India, the powerful and famous are used to making calls to their ‘contacts’ in right places and getting away from difficult situations, but things don’t work like that in the US," says a Delhi Police officer.What's amazing is that none of these bigots ever shouted when a Hindu was at receiving end. 3 times democratically elected incorruptible Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Narendra Modi's diplomatic visa was canceled by US. He was never denied a Visa as he never applied for one. Denial of his Visa is a myth propagated by Muslim Rightwing Media, Leftist Apologists and Politicians alike. These bigots didn't protest when the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) showed its utter Anti-Hindu Bias in its new report.
"I wish my men had the same powers and we the same work culture," says the officer, adding that Indian immigration too regularly detains suspicious foreigners.
Though they agree that the incident smacks of racial profiling and it’s not the right way to screen suspected terrorists, police officers here have admiration for the way American police is allowed to work without political interference. The best example of this is the incident, where a local sergeant blasted President Obama for his remarks condemning the arrest of his friend and Harvard professor Louis Gates. Sgt Crowley accused the US president of being "way off base" in calling the police action "stupid".
At a press meet the next day, Obama called the Cambridge cop an "outstanding police officer" and invited him to the White House for a beer. "Can you imagine a small, provincial police officer in India taking on the PM? We are even scared of local MLAs and mafia dons with political connection," says a UP police official.
Shah Rukh Khan is too unknown for Americans. Some of the Americans don't even recognize American Music Legends, तो शाहरुख खान किस खेत की मुली है (Shah Rukh Khan is no body for an average American.)।
Like a complete unknown, Bob Dylan frogmarched to collect ID after rookie policewoman fails to recognize scruffy music legend.
The thing is "Privileged" Indians are so used to dismal internal security checks that they get so touchy when they face the real world. I have all the respect for Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam as a Scientist. It was him under the visionary leadership of Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee who put India back on world map of "Don't you dare mess with us or we will nuke your ass up". Sellout Manmohan Singh drowned us in Sharm El-Sheikh is a different sad story. But think about it. He was not frisked. Even if he was. So what? How is that embarrassing? If it is then why does the Indian Government allow frisking of exploited Aam Aadmi (Commoners)? Did someone say Elitist?! All that the Continental Airlines did was to follow mandated US Transport Security Administration (TSA) guidelines to check hand baggage. How can that be Humiliating? If it is then why didn't the Government protest when Aam Aadmi goes through it? Did someone say Elitist?!
Suppose Mr. Kalam was not checked before boarding from Indraprasth (misnomer: Delhi) International Airport and he was carrying say a 1 liter water bottle. Now he reaches Newark (Oh no Newark again!) and is checked by TSA. TSA will ask him to throw it right away. Where is the diplomatic immunity now? Where are the calls for embarrassment now? Its all in your head. And if Congress et al cared about Dr. Kalam so much then why was he not re-elected? Why was he actually humiliated then? For the record. BJP led NDA supported Dr. Kalam's re-election but Congress led UPA didn't support him.
Indian Politicians especially Government in power is not serious about Internal Security. It doesn't make tough laws against terrorism instead removes them. Remember POTA! What the hell is their problem if other countries protect themselves. You may not care for Indian lives that's why there were over 47 major terrorist attacks in 5 years but other countries do.
And those who say if this is what happen with such fictitious "well-known" "Global Icons" then what happens with general public, I just have one question for them. What world do they live in? It does happen with the general public. If only you shed your arrogant demand for special privileges and travel like a commoner, you shall realize his/her pain.
Till then please Shut up and spare us your Hypocrisy!
This is what US CBP has to say on this fictitious "detention" as claimed by Shah Rukh Khan: Shahrukh not singled out because of his name: US Customs
The United States on Saturday denied the allegations that Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan was detained and questioned for two hours at the Newark airport or that the actor was singled out because of his name or Asian identity. The allegations "happen to be incorrect," the spokesman of the US Customs and Border Protection Elmer Camacho said. The spokesman said Shahrukh was inspected because his baggage had not arrived. "His documents and papers were checked, which were found to be in correct order," Camacho said. After a "normal" check at the airport, Shahrukh was taken to a different room where he was waiting for his turn since many other people were already there. The entire process ended in one hour, the spokesman said. The entire process, he said, was handled in a "professional manner" and there was no evidence of Khan being pointed out because of his name or Asian identity. To a question on Khan's contention that he was asked by immigration officials about his work in the US, the spokesman said "it's our policy not to discuss all specific (details) of any traveller". However, when any travller enters the US, he or she is subjected to inspection, he added.What a liar! All this, Just for free publicity. But still continuing...
Security checks no big deal says Salman Khan
Salman Khan says security checks at US airports is a good thing and that is the reason why there haven't been any terror attacks on US soil post 9/11.With all the Ministers jumping guns to allege discrimination by the US in order to keep their divisive Muslim vote bank intact. There is at least one other Khan who is talking sense which these Ministers should rather be saying than making wanton allegations.
Indian actors victims of racial profiling
Ironically it was a case of life imitating art for Shah Rukh whose forthcoming film My Name is Khan also has a similar plot.Is it me or Am I really having a "I told you so" moment? Muslim Right-wing NDTV tells us through its commentary that its an irony that the plot of Shah Rukh Khan's upcoming movie matches his now proved to be baseless allegation of detention (see Update 1 above). How naïveté of us to think it was just a publicity stunt!
Like they say hear it from the horse's mouth itself. I didn't find anything "offensive" as Shashi Tharoor alleged in Shah Rukh Khan's own recount about his alleged "ordeal" with the US CBP in this interview. Instead what was offensive were his allegations that he continued to make against the US, that latter has some sort of bias against Muslims and preposterous Muslim patronizing questions that NDTV commentator asked him on the phone. Whatever he said about CBP asking him questions, taking him for secondary inspection, asking him to wait till his bag arrived, etc. are all standard procedure that everyone goes through. It doesn't seem they were being unprofessional from his recount of the incident.
Instead it is clear from his own admission that he kept on assuming that CBP was extending favors and "were being nice" to him because of his supposed status of being a "King". But to his dismay, he always had to come to a realization that CBP officers were just doing their job. He also claimed that over 100 thousand Muslims with his name cross the airport. Then why is he complaining? How does he know that so many Muslims with his name come to US on that particular Airport? Even if its true, Does he want every CBP officer to have his poster next to them to easily identify him out of other 99999 Shah Rukh Khan's that come to that Airport? This whole affair sounds nothing more than a tantrum thrown by a celebrity blown out of proportion by Muslim Right-wing media and Indian Government.
Nice! Jon Stewart called Shahrukh Khan's detention lie a Publicity Stunt. Asif Mandavi protested saying Don't be a M*d*rch*d. Jon Stewart: Is that something bad you just said to me? Asif replied, Its Mother F***er in Hindi.
Of course, he was kidding. May be. Well Mullah Mullah Bhai Bhai (Muslim Brotherhood), so you never know. ;-)
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