Terrorism is a curse which is spreading day by day all around the world. The Muslims are being indicated as terrorists in all such circumstances. Is it right to state that all the Muslims are responsible for this terrorism? Does Islam teach for such terrorist assaults or just it is a propaganda against Islam?
Just like others, I am also totally against with this propaganda as we all know that every religion whether it is Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Sikh, or any other else; all these religions do not teach violation or terrorism to their followers rather they have the teachings to spread peace and harmony among the people. Likewise, there are some anti-Islam components who are plotting such evil plots to disaster the ethics and morals of Islam. There is a discussion under below that is being done to highlight the terrorist attacks and their predictions through movies.
Terrorism is a literary term that is used to define the actions of the person which are being done illegally to spread violation and intimidation. The violence occurs when a terrorist wants to challenge the political or religious system of the country. The national as well as international communities have condemned on such terrorist attacks and The United Nations General Assembly stated:
“Criminal acts intended or calculated to provoke a state of terror in the public, a group of persons or particular persons for political purposes are in any circumstance unjustifiable, whatever the considerations of a political, philosophical, ideological, racial, ethnic, religious or any other nature that may be invoked to justify them.”
The Hollywood industry has produced many movies related to the stories of terrorism especially after 9/11. The people started to expose the movies, images and shows that predicted that incident. They portray this incident through different postures and examine it critically against the Muslims. It has created many difficulties for the Muslim community who were living over there at that time. The Hollywood cinema has produced the movies including terrorism after 9/11. The world only blames Muslims for terrorism but it’s not only and solely Muslims that are the cause of violence rather there are also other creatures who spreading the worst violation among the people. As a few days ago, there is a news that a Melbourne teenager and two other men detained while plotting the conspiracy to commit a violated act against the Police.
Anyhow, the Bollywood cinema has also created many movies having the terrorism issues. Indian movies and new songs also portrayed the Muslims as terrorists in their films. They don’t only pretend the Muslims as terrorists rather they have also targeted the Pakistani cultures and norms as the villains of the Indian movies wear Shalwar Kameez and named as like Ahmad, Ghani bhae, Musatafa, Iqbal, and many other Muslim names. In order to defend the Muslim cultures and their identity, Karan Johar has decided to direct the film as ‘My Name Is Khan’. This movie along with sad songs has paved new ways to establish the Muslim community in order to survive and negates all those propagandas which have come up with the distinguished global issues. Shahrukh Khan has focused on the idea by saying that,
“My Name Is Khan is not about terrorism, or 9/11. It’s about a relationship between two people, between an individual and the state, and between an individual and the country. In short, there are the three important components: love story, Islam, and a mild form of autism.” He added, “the relationship between the Westen world and Islam an how that has changed over the past few years.”
Besides this movie, there are several Indian movies that have the stereotypes of the Muslims as terrorists. As India has a majority of Hindus and Muslims and therefore, the Indian cinema has constructed the films and discussed both these religions in their films. Utpal Dutt has uttered,
“The biggest problem today, therefore, before our cinema appears to be the bourgeoisie who rule the country, as well as the cinema. After the bombshell of Garam Hawa, Sathyuis still to make another Hindi film. In their factory in Bombay, they make films as a factory makes soap and sells it, wholesale or retail. The masses want them that way, they say. In reality they have manipulated the masses to a state of cultural prostration. They have exploited the vacuum left by imperialists and turned the full force of their propaganda machine to reduce the people to a state of cultural bankruptcy…I have a feeling that films mass-produced in Bombay have the same object in view as the linguistic outrages of the ruling classes of India. It is not just a prank or merely a ploy for profits. Itis a kind of cultural imperialism, a juggernaut designed to crush the individuality and distinctiveness of the various nations’ cultures of this country.”
To conclude the whole discussion into a nutshell, we can say that Bollywood movies performing as the role of providing entertainment to the audience but in the meanwhile they are also targeting some religious norms as well as the customs of the people which hurts them. They indicate specifically Muslims as repugnant or repulsive creator of the world. For Bollywood industry, the terrorism was a kind of thrilling the audience for the sake of entertainment but it has now become a severe issue for the directors to discuss in their movies.