Paajee Dr. Syed Rizwan Ahmed has single-handedly been taking on various ridiculous fundamentalist muslim maulvis, politicians, spokespersons, and groups across national news channels and you tube and has millions of followers.
Sir Jee: I have heard this person, a few times on Indian Channels, and I am quite aware of his views, attitude, inclinations and proclivities. I respect your opinion about him; but would prefer to stick to mine, as expressed in my post, to which you are responding.
I know most muslims do not like him because he speaks uncomfortable "inside" truths which the rest of us are not supposed to know.
I may say, as a reverse argument, that he utters such opinions and statements about Muslims, which are liked by most of the Hindus and Hindutvadis. But, that is hardly an argument.
I can't say about others, but I have all the capacity to absorb uncomfortable truths.
But there are many others too. A couple of young very articulate muslim ladies. A couple of pretty senior muslim ladies who make the mullas turn tail and run. There are some from your side like Tarek Fatah and Arif Ajakia. Both true sons of our soil and openly self declared converted Sanatanis.
In my opinion Tarek Fatah also falls in the same category. Others, you are mentioning, I don't know; so wouldn't comment.
In general, I hardly ever follow other people's opinion. I make my own, based upon the verifiable facts. I am a reader of history, since 1975, and I don't even know, how much books and articles, I have read in this field. I have formed my opinions on the basis of that long spell of study.
You may call him a joker. But are any of his facts (in the video, historic names, places, dates, references) wrong? I always make it a point to hear both sides but the conservative Hindu-hostile muslim samudai is losing its narrative here.
History is an extremely tricky and complex subject. Whether, what is being reported or believed, is true, is a long haul. In my lifetime, I have seen many established facts, to be broken down, after appropriate study. Then, there is a problem of bias and prejudice. It virtually kills the objectivity. So, I hardly ever enter into an argument, particularly on a sensitive issue, on social media.