New Delhi: All-Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MLA Mufti Mohammad Ismail has stoked a fresh controversy by saying that if Muslims know how to maintain peace, they also know how to end the same. The AIMIM leader made the remarks while addressing a gathering in Malegaon district of Maharashtra. Also Read - AIMIM Leader Waris Pathan Takes Back '15 crore Muslims...' Remark, Refuses to Apologise
Referring to a recent incident wherein shots were fired at the residence of AIMIM functionary Rizwan Khan in Malegaon, Ismail stated,”An incident of firing took place in city,why was no FIR registered? If it comes to us then dept (Police dept) should note that if we know to maintain peace, we also know how peace would go away. We aren’t wearing bangles.” Also Read - '15 Crore Dominating 100 Crore': FIR Against AIMIM Leader Waris Pathan For 'Hate Speech'
“The patience of Muslim community should not be tested. We keep quite because of civility”, the AIMIM leader added.
Earlier, while speaking at an anti-CAA protest in Bengaluru, AIMIM leader Waris Pathan had stated that “15 crore (Muslims) will prove stronger than the 100-crore majority.
“They say we have kept our women in the forefront. I want to tell these people — only the lionesses have come out and you are in a cold sweat. You can understand what would happen if all of us come together”, Pathan had said in an apparent reference to Shaheen Bagh protest, where a large number of women, most of them mothers and grandmothers are sitting on a street for over a month now in the longest continuous protest against the amended citizenship legislation.
However, after facing flak, he withdrew his comments. “My statement was twisted to target and defame me and my party due to a political conspiracy. But, I take back my words if they hurt anyone”, Pathan, a close aide of Asaduddin Owaisi had said.