• Noda, Chiba


Regarding Gautaman Bhaskaran’s Aug. 28 article,”American paranoia insults Muslims’ dignity“: People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, and that is something Bhaskaran should pay heed to. First, it has been said in various circles that the recent detention of Indian movie star Shahrukh Khan at Newark Liberty International Airport was just a Bollywood publicity stunt timed to take place as Khan’s movie on the same theme opened. Furthermore, Khan’s fame in India has nothing to do with security in the United States.

As glass house-dwellers are wont to do, Bhaskaran seems to forget the attacks on India’s Congress, the killing of the prime minister, mass killings of Muslims by Hindus, the recent Mumbai terror attacks, etc. Perhaps these are good reasons for Indian security forces to be a bit more paranoid — instead of getting caught in traffic for over two hours.

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