January 31, 2010
All is not well at home
The irony of Shiv Sena asking that My Name is Khan be banned – a film which takes as its subject American Islamophobia after 9/11. Our wonderfully Indian, aka patriotic, aka Hindu, aka Marathi, aka goonish organization has spent the last few days being blatantly Islamophobic against several prominent Khans, such as Shahrukh, Aamir and Saif. So far, there has been no sign that the political response to this “Think Local” re-enactment of anti-Muslim backlash by the Sena will be any more severe than the responses to their previous incidents of thuggery.