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A Beautiful Anomaly

I have seen various types of people in life. From armchair warriors to snobs etc etc. Religious or ethnic hatred is one of the most common that I have seen. But so far all of those had some political ideology mixed with faith. For example I have mixed with conservative Hindus who did not like Muslims, and fanatical Muslims baying for Hindu/Sikh/Jain/Buddhist blood. But the Hindu was invariably a Hindutvadi or a BJP supporter or something of that sort. The Muslim would also be an Islamist. This time I met a third kind - pure hatred, that does not derive it's strength from any political ideology. This beautiful lady hates Muslims without having any affinity to the Hindutva ideology and not even any to Modi or RSS or the like. I am yet to come to terms with the exceptional exception but I will produce her answers to some of my questions, without any modification.

I, of course, don't endorse any of this nor do I insinuate that she is a hate monger. I don't wish to portray her as a bigot and would request you (the reader) not to draw any quick conclusions.

Q. Do you hate Muslims?
A. Yes!!

Q. Why do you hate Muslims?
A. Cruelty to living beings (human + animals)

Q. Any Muslim friends?
A. I do have but not "close" friends, you see - "hi - bi" -

Q. If you get Muslim blood what will you do? (from a blood bank say)
A. If I know then I will not if it is not that imp or else ya I will take as for me "I" am imp.

Q. What do you think Muslims should do for you not to hate them?
A. Stop killing animals first and then stop manufacturing "BOMBS" DONT Enter "INDIA".

Q. Do Muslims hate you?
A. May be, you know that most of them are not "STRAIGHT".

Q. Any personal encounters?
A. No, fingers crossed not to see any!!

Q. Anything you like about them?
A. NOTHING YET hopefully in future -

Q. Do you like Kalam, SRK, A.R.Rahman?
A. NONE

Q. What do you think about the Taj Mahal?
A. BULLSHIT!!

For protecting her identity I will not reveal her name but she has been born and brought up in Mangalore, a Muslim majority town in coastal Karnataka.

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