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    US Media Producer Faces Wrath of Twitter Users for Calling Hindus 'P*ss Drinkers'

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    New Delhi (Sputnik): An Indian media personality has become the target of trolls after posting what was widely perceived as an anti-Hindu Tweet, triggering a sharp response for being “Hinduphobic”, a term describing those who are opposed to Hindus’ way of life.

    Furkan Khan, a producer at the US-based media organisation National Public Radio (NPR), has taken down a Tweet, which has offered many Indians an opportunity to slam her for “bigotry” and “hate speech”.

    “If Indians give up Hinduism, they will also be solving most of their problems what with all the p*ss drinking and dung worshipping,” Khan wrote in a now-deleted Tweet.

    Khan’s Tweet, whose screenshots have gone viral, sparked widespread outrage among netizens, evoking a wave of strong reactions from all sections of society.
    Tarun Vijay, former Indian parliamentarian and senior BJP leader, took her on while commenting on some of her previous Tweets on Kashmir as well.

    Some even pointed at the Tweets she posted in the past about Kashmir.

    While others said, the journalist seems to have taken freedom of speech for granted.

    Meanwhile, in the wake of a sharp response on social media, Khan tried to douse the flames saying it was her sarcasm which was misinterpreted, making her sound like a “jihadi Islamist”.

    She also apologised for her an earlier Tweet, saying she did not mean to “disparage Hinduism or hurt anyone's feelings”.

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