Friday, May 24, 2024

Topic: Mohammed Asif Khan

Twitter India suspends Muslim activist Asif Khan’s account

Twitter has suspended the account of Mohammed Asif Khan, a Muslim activist and social media influencer who actively speaks about hate crimes and Hindu mob lynchings against Muslims, and Islamophobia in India.

Islamophobia and Twitter; India’s social media influencer Mohammed Asif Khan speaks

Mohammed Asif Khan is an Indian Muslim activist and social media influencer who actively speaks about hate crimes and Hindutva mob lynchings against Muslims, and Islamophobia in India. His Twitter account was recently suspended in January for comparing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with German politician and leader of the Nazi Party Adolf Hitler. Asif, who is also a Mumbai-based professional, shares his experiences with Maktoob about what it means to be a Muslim voice in Social Media today. Here, he speaks to Haneena PA, media student at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Edited excerpts.