Liberalism is a political thought not everyone can understand; secularism is a doctrine not everyone can uphold. In fact, both liberalism and secularism are among some of the most hated words these days. It is not because of their true meaning but because they have been exploited for nefarious purposes by a select group of politically-charged individuals.
Perhaps the most famous meme that aptly describes a fake Liberal.
The ‘Liberals’ (often called pseudo liberals or libtards) weave fake narratives to denigrate the cultures and traditions. On the other hand, secularism of the myopic kind sees Hinduism as the single biggest threat. (They cover their hate under the guise of Hindutva, which is in itself misrepresented by them.) Even objecting to radical Islamic ideologies is a crime in the eyes of ‘seculars’.
Thankfully, it is very easy to spot such a liberal-secular. BTW, did you know that they have a word for such people – Istophobes. (This is what it means.)
So how to spot an Indian Istophobe? One is an istophobe if:
A Muslim woman looks at the Haji Ali shrine in Mumbai.DNA
Meet Hafiz Saeed, the chief of LeT and ‘state guest’ of Pakistan. REUTERS/Caren Firouz