Alt News Co-Founder Mohammed Zubair Dog Whistles Islamists to Issue Death Threats to BJP Spokesperson Nupur Sharma

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Spokesperson Nupur Sharma is getting multiple death and rape threats after propaganda website Alt News’ co-founder Mohammed Zubair dog whistled Islamists.

On Friday (May 27), Islamist Zubair shared a video clip of Sharma’s TV debate on Twitter with a twisted comment. Getting a cue, Islamists jumped on Sharma’s Twitter timeline with multiple death and rape threats. She shared a few screenshots from her DM (messaging service of Twitter) also where she had received rape and death threats.

Tagging Delhi Police and Police Commissioner on Twitter on Friday (May 27), Sharma posted, “I am getting continuous death and beheading threats against my family and myself which are egged on by Mohammed Zubair because of his attempts to incite communal passions and vitiate the atmosphere by building a fake narrative.”

The Delhi Police responded to Sharma’s request saying “The matter has been forwarded to the concerned officials for necessary action. You will be contacted shortly.”

On Friday (May 27) morning, Islamist Zubair posted a video clip from Times Now debate which was anchored by Navika Kumar. Posting the clip, Islamist Zubair wrote “Prime Time debates in India have become a platform to encourage hate mongers to speak ill about other religions. Times Now’s anchor Navika Kumar is encouraging a rabid communal hatemonger & a BJP Spokesperson to speak rubbish which can incite riots. Shame on you Vineet Jain.”

He did not mention what exactly was communal in what Nupur Sharma said on the show. He in the debate, Nupur had said that Prophet Muhammed had married a minor who was six at the time of marriage and had consummated the marriage when the minor was nine.

Sharma also mentioned that Islamic scholars talk about flat earth quoting Quran.

Accusing Zubair of inciting violence targeting her, Sharma said, “There is a so-called fact-checker who has started to vitiate atmosphere by putting out a heavily edited & selected video from one of my debates. Ever since, I’ve been receiving death & rape threats, including beheading threats against me & family members.”

Islamist Zubair, who runs a propaganda website disguised as fact-checker, did not fact-check Nupur Sharma’s statement. Despite multiple requests from various social media users, Zubair did not fact-check Sharma. On Twitter, Zubair called Navika Kumar a clown multiple times.

One netizen, with handle @BefittingFacts, messaged Zubair “You should write a fact check article proving her wrong then you are allowed to call her hate monger. If she is right, then it’s time to introspect. Don’t call her hate monger unless you can prove her wrong.”

Backing Nupur Sharma, Vice-president of ISKCON Kolkata Radharamn Das said, “Mohammed Zubair, your Muslim scholars boost about these two facts. Then why are you targeting a Hindu when she is just repeating what is a known fact. Also, these facts are there in your Holy texts. So why it becomes an offense when a Kafir reads it loud?

Islamist Zubair later posted a tweet saying he only did his duty as a journalist. On many occasions in the past, he has been caught spreading fake news and twisted narratives.

In June last year, Islamist Zubair had circulated a muted video of the thrashing incident in Ghaziabad claiming Abdul Saifi was thrashed for not chanting Jai Shri Ram. Investigation revealed that it was a personal fight and Saifi had made up that story on the insistence of one Samajwadi Party leader to get sympathy.

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