Outrage, Inc

A Scroll report:

One person was killed after a mob attacked a police station and damaged vehicles in Illambazar and Dubrajpur areas of Birbhum district, West Bengal, on Tuesday. The Indian Express said the Muslim mob was protesting after a college student reportedly put up an “objectionable post” on Facebook. NDTV reported that Sujan Mukherjee, was arrested and taken to Ilambazar police station. A Bolpur court remanded him in judicial custody for 14 days.

The mob on Tuesday had demanded that police hand Mukherjee over to them, and attacked the station, before setting fire to vehicles and blockading NH60.

What will it take for Muslims to get that if they resort to violence at every provocation, they are on extremely slippery ground when it comes to protesting the violence that is threatened, and used, against them?

(Before you ask, this is not to suggest that one outrage justifies another. The reverse — that all sides need to back off and STFU).

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