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Muslim 'Rage Boy' says he's really angry
AFP ^ | July 5, 2007 | Izhar Wani

Posted on 07/05/2007 11:37:42 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative

He has become the face of Muslim fury: an angry young man whose bushy beard and fiery-eyed scowl take centre stage at nearly every pro-Islamic demonstration in Indian Kashmir.

Shakeel Bhat, 31, has been displaying his teeth and shaking his fist over anything from Salman Rushdie's knighthood to Danish cartoons, becoming a photographers' favourite and earning himself the nickname "Rage Boy" in online columns and blogs.

One American columnist has dismissed him as a "professional Muslim protester," while other bloggers have also held him up for ridicule as a person who appears to be very easily enraged about anything.

But Bhat, the man behind the angry face, said he could take any kind of criticism in his stride.

"Whatever I do, I do for Allah and the Prophet Mohammed," said Bhat, who admits to having been an armed militant between 1991 and 1994 with a pro-Pakistan rebel group.

"I can't resist injustice. I protest for all the oppressed Muslims in Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan," he told AFP.

Bhat dropped out of school in his early teens, and quickly found his way into the armed struggle against New Delhi's disputed hold over part of the scenic Himalayan region.

The nearly 18-year-old conflict has left at least 42,000 people dead, nearly a third of them civilians.

After escaping scores of police raids, Bhat finally spent three years behind bars -- a lucky escape from the Indian army's "catch and kill" tactics of the 1990s.

While he no longer carries a weapon, Bhat said he was still fuming about the Indian army's often suffocating presence in Kashmir -- where there is one soldier for every four civilians -- and what he sees as a wider international conspiracy against Muslims.

"If my photographs get published across the world, it is because my emotions are real and my looks are not deceptive. The photos show the anger inside," said the full-time demonstrator, who when off the street looks distincly modest and a little shy.

Bhat has been detained more than 300 times since he first took to the streets of Srinagar in late 1997. He even travels to other parts of the picturesque Kashmir valley to vent his Islamist anger.

"Police have registered 40 cases against me for taking part in the protests and I have to shuttle from one court to another to defend myself. I've been in almost every police station," he laughed, clutching a plastic bag full of court papers.

Although not a Shiite Muslim, he says his inspiration is Iran's late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

"I sometimes leave my home and return days later after being in police lock-ups," said Bhat, whose family run a handicrafts business.

"My family members are very supportive. They know I am not doing anything wrong. I am doing what every Muslims needs to do."

Apart from drawing ridicule from bloggers, Bhat has even inspired one American neoconservative website to push "Rage Boy" merchandise -- including T-shirts, beer mugs, mouse pads.

"I don't believe this! I have no knowledge about all this. Why do they do it?" demanded Bhat, who says he has no idea how to use a computer and the Internet.

Bhat also shrugged off his rather unflattering "Rage Boy" nickname.

"I don't need any titles. I am a simple Muslim. Yes, I get enraged if someone, somewhere makes derogatory remarks about our religion or Prophet," he said.

"The Koran is my driving force. I will come out on streets as long as Muslims are victims of oppression, even if it leads to my death."


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: braindeadpunkboy; globaljihad; islam; muhammadsminions; rageboy; rop; simpleton; sonofbelial; waronislamism
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1 posted on 07/05/2007 11:37:44 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative

Caption: This is my IQ!.......


2 posted on 07/05/2007 11:39:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (No wonder Mexico is so filthy. Everybody who does cleaning jobs is HERE!.......)
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To: West Coast Conservative
"The Koran is my driving force. I will come out on streets as long as Muslims are victims of oppression, even if it leads to my death."

From your lips to (the *real*) God's ear.

3 posted on 07/05/2007 11:40:10 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."-Karl Marx)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Barbarians.


4 posted on 07/05/2007 11:40:30 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: West Coast Conservative; hellinahandcart

Whaddaya know, an Islamic Greg Packer.


5 posted on 07/05/2007 11:40:30 AM PDT by dighton
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To: West Coast Conservative

That kid’s nuttier than a whole truckload of Granola!


7 posted on 07/05/2007 11:41:56 AM PDT by LIConFem (Thompson 2008. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter 2008 (VP) Lifetime ACU Rating: 92)
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To: dighton
Fixed your typo:

Whaddaya know, an Islamic Greg Fudge Packer

8 posted on 07/05/2007 11:42:03 AM PDT by null and void (A large gov't agency is more expensive than a smaller agency with the same mission, yet does less)
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To: West Coast Conservative
haha the human barometer of muslim anger..

He doesn't look so angry in that photo though.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

9 posted on 07/05/2007 11:42:23 AM PDT by expatguy (Support - "An American Expat in Southeast Asia")
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To: West Coast Conservative
Why do they do it?" demanded Bhat, who says he has no idea how to use a computer and the Internet.

I'm not surprised.

11 posted on 07/05/2007 11:42:35 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: West Coast Conservative
Rage Boy should form a band with these two:


12 posted on 07/05/2007 11:42:36 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Progressives like to keep doing the things that didn't work in the past.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

It is so telling that Islam drives him to rage. Jesus compels me to love, despite persecution.


14 posted on 07/05/2007 11:43:18 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: Bon mots
I would pay to have ten minutes alone with the guy, no questions asked, no repercussions for whatever happened to him..
15 posted on 07/05/2007 11:43:28 AM PDT by mnehring (Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit)
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To: Red Badger

Can someone post a photo of his even angrier kid brother Beizbahl Bhat.
He dropped out of schoolthe rat’s SAT was bad even for a Bhat.
Or his grossly overweight sister, Phat Bhat.


16 posted on 07/05/2007 11:43:42 AM PDT by Gideon T. Reader (DEMOCRATS: Not quite American. PALESTINIANS: A proud history of mindless violence since 1964.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Looks like an audition for Geico’s new caveman commercial

So easy a jihadi can do it...


18 posted on 07/05/2007 11:44:09 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: West Coast Conservative
From the looks at his low set ears he may have little between them due to some sort of chromosomal abnormality.
19 posted on 07/05/2007 11:44:16 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I would rage too if I had a power transmission pole sticking out of my head.


20 posted on 07/05/2007 11:44:36 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: West Coast Conservative

Poster boy for muslim rage.

That’s a pretty high bar to reach.

However, he will never lack for work.


21 posted on 07/05/2007 11:44:55 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: beer

22 posted on 07/05/2007 11:45:40 AM PDT by evets (Beer)
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To: West Coast Conservative

“”I don’t need any titles. I am a simple Muslim. Yes, I get enraged if someone, somewhere makes derogatory remarks about our religion or Prophet,” he said.

“The Koran is my driving force. I will come out on streets as long as Muslims are victims of oppression, even if it leads to my death.””

A moderate, for sure.


23 posted on 07/05/2007 11:46:16 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Man, that is one filthy, disgusting looking beard. Try a pair of scissors once or twice a decade, Rage Boy.


24 posted on 07/05/2007 11:46:31 AM PDT by jpl
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To: West Coast Conservative
If you look up the word "ugly" in the dictionary........
25 posted on 07/05/2007 11:46:34 AM PDT by Millee (Tagline free since 10/20/06)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
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26 posted on 07/05/2007 11:47:03 AM PDT by mnehring (Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit)
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To: Gideon T. Reader

27 posted on 07/05/2007 11:48:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (No wonder Mexico is so filthy. Everybody who does cleaning jobs is HERE!.......)
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28 posted on 07/05/2007 11:48:14 AM PDT by Red Badger (No wonder Mexico is so filthy. Everybody who does cleaning jobs is HERE!.......)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I pray the Indian military is able to arrange his meeting with Allah in the very near future.


29 posted on 07/05/2007 11:48:18 AM PDT by montag813
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To: West Coast Conservative
So, basically he admits that he used to be an armed criminal, that he is an ex-convict and that he doesn't do any work - he just protests all the time.

Very impressive.

Bhat said he was still fuming about the Indian army's often suffocating presence in Kashmir -- where there is one soldier for every four civilians

Journalists never check any figures, apparently.

I'm going to guess that there are actually fewer than 2.5 million Indian soldiers stationed in Kashmir, since this number would represent 192% of the Indian Army's current active duty strength.

30 posted on 07/05/2007 11:48:41 AM PDT by wideawake ("Pearl Harbor is America's fault, right, Mommy?" Ron Paul, age 6, 12/7/1941)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Bhat has been detained more than 300 times...

What ever happened to the old "three-hundred strikes and you're out" rule?
31 posted on 07/05/2007 11:48:41 AM PDT by philled (The Democrat's 'vision' for Iraq looks a lot like Pol Pot wearing a turban...)
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To: West Coast Conservative
He's had anger issues since they traded Seaver!


32 posted on 07/05/2007 11:49:23 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Looks like he’s about ready for the NBA...


33 posted on 07/05/2007 11:49:49 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: West Coast Conservative

"That makes me veddy, veddy angry!"


34 posted on 07/05/2007 11:50:14 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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35 posted on 07/05/2007 11:50:53 AM PDT by evets (Beer)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Bhat dropped out of school in his early teens ..... "I don't believe this! I have no knowledge about all this. Why do they do it?" demanded Bhat, who says he has no idea how to use a computer and the Internet.

Uneducated, always angry ... yup he is your typical 7th-century moon worshipper.

36 posted on 07/05/2007 11:52:55 AM PDT by ikka
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To: West Coast Conservative

I seen that guy on every post at FR he seem like Looter guy of Middle East


37 posted on 07/05/2007 11:53:48 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: West Coast Conservative

Trim that beard a little, Rage Boy, and you could fit right into our immigration demonstations in the good old US. The Dems have even been known to pay members of their “rent a mob” demonstrations/peace rallies, so there is a chance of career advancement here.


38 posted on 07/05/2007 11:54:10 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Gideon T. Reader
Can someone post a photo of his even angrier kid brother Beizbahl Bhat.
He dropped out of schoolthe rat’s SAT was bad even for a Bhat.
Or his grossly overweight sister, Phat Bhat.

The whole Moon Bhat family?

39 posted on 07/05/2007 11:54:46 AM PDT by null and void (A large gov't agency is more expensive than a smaller agency with the same mission, yet does less)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Couldn’t you just pull that beard with both hands?


40 posted on 07/05/2007 11:55:52 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: West Coast Conservative

He’s becoming as ubiquitous as Green Helmet.


42 posted on 07/05/2007 11:58:37 AM PDT by AU72
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

Jesus tells us to forgive our enemies. To love, and to forgive. Mohamhead tells us to smite those who don’t believe as we do. To cut off their heads. What a lovely role model. What a lovely person to base a religion on. A religion that steals from other religions to try to make themselves look legit. Yep, Islam. The rip off of other religions, and twist it around to do your bidding.

Sounds like a damn cult to me.


43 posted on 07/05/2007 12:01:15 PM PDT by LilyBean
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To: West Coast Conservative
he says his inspiration is Iran's late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

LOL!

44 posted on 07/05/2007 12:03:50 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Friend pointing: "Look, Bhat! The sun is directly overhead!"

"No, you idiot! I am full of rage by your errors! It is over there!"

This is why Bhat doesn't have many friends...


45 posted on 07/05/2007 12:03:54 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (The Democrat Party: radical Islam's last hope)
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To: West Coast Conservative
> "If my photographs get published across the world, it is because my emotions are real and my looks are not deceptive. The photos show the anger inside," said the full-time demonstrator

Professional demonstrator! Wonder if Ted the Swimmer had a Immigration Visa category for this in his giveaway-the-country Comprehensive Bill? If he did, would we have seen a bidding war between Moveon.org and Code Pink for this young talent? (...like MLB pitchers)

46 posted on 07/05/2007 12:05:53 PM PDT by drpix
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To: West Coast Conservative
"The Koran is my driving force."

I believe him.

47 posted on 07/05/2007 12:06:13 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: West Coast Conservative

"You know what? That makes me mad."

48 posted on 07/05/2007 12:06:13 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Fred Thompson 2008)
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To: LilyBean
Sounds like a damn cult to me.

Careful. Bhat is enraged by your words!

49 posted on 07/05/2007 12:06:51 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (The Democrat Party: radical Islam's last hope)
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To: West Coast Conservative
The whole Islamic world could use one big, never-ending anger management seminar.
50 posted on 07/05/2007 12:07:00 PM PDT by Cecily
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