Is Deepak Chopra Suffering from Stockholm Syndrome or Dhimmitude, or Both?

via Indian American Intellectuals Forum published on December 5, 2008

December 3, 2008

While speaking on ‘Larry King Live’ show on CNN, on November 26th on the subject of Islamic terror in Mumbai, Dr. Deepak Chopra, the famous author and philosopher,  mischievously and deliberately tried to equate the Islamic terrorism in India with Hindu fundamentalism. He may not have realized that in doing so, he has grievously hurt the sentiments of one billion peace-loving and law-abiding Hindus all over the world.

In the interview, Dr. Chopra further blamed USA government for its attitude towards Islam and, in effect, advised the millions of viewers that they should appease the Moslem world.  He even warned that “if we do not… we’re going to have a problem on our hands.” (

The tone and tenor of Deepak Chopra’s response, no doubt, is reflective of his inner state of mind.  Dr. Chopra is suffering from the Stockholm Syndrome––or worse, the Dhimmitude––or even both. Stockholm Syndrome is a psychological condition seen in an abducted hostage, in which case the hostage shows signs of loyalty to the abductor.  The term Dhimmi is applied to the non-Moslem populations that stay subjugated and in a state of constant fear under the Islamic rule.

I am not certain whether Dr. Deepak Chopra is a victim of the vicious propaganda blitz unleashed against Hindus by the perverted Communist cardholders in India and USA , who are entrenched in media.  I am also not sure whether he himself is confused, or he is deliberately and mischievously confounding the gullible American citizens.

 Dr. Chopra is a well-known author and philosopher.  From his responses to Larry King in the above interview, one can easily figure out that Deepak Chopra’s knowledge about Islam is based merely on hearsay.  It would have been much better had he confined his responses to his pet subject – the philosophy.

By dabbling in the topics such as jihad, terrorism, radical Islam that seem to be beyond his comprehension, Dr. Chopra has made himself a laughing stock in the eyes of those who are fully familiar with the Islamic psyche and the counter-terrorism.  Hence, Dr. Chopra should be treated with the scorn and contempt he deserves for acting as an advocate and apologist for the radical Islam.

In the interview, through the words like ‘Hindu fundamentalism,’ Dr. Chopra has even tried to tarnish the image of peace-loving Hindu people who have suffered unprecedented brutalities, unbearable carnage, and horrendous savagery at the hands of Moslems in the last 1400 years.

For the information of Dr. Chopra, Moslems have already taken away a one-third of India through the partitioning in 1947 between secular India and Islamic Pakistan .  As a consequence, more than 10 million Hindus and Sikhs were thrown out of their sacred ancestral land, leaving most of their possessions behind. Again in 1971, another 10 million Hindus were forcibly driven out of what became Bangladesh , or were converted to Islam.

Most recently, in 1989-1990, over 400,000 Hindus and Sikhs were pushed out of their homes and hearths in the northern State of Kashmir ; these were the original inhabitants of this beautiful land variously described as the heaven-on-earth.  More than 10,000 Indian army soldiers have been killed by Jihadists, while they valiantly defended their country and its people.  Thousands more have been bombed and killed in the Islamic terrorist hits on the large Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Varanasi, Hyderabad, etc.

It is not only unbecoming but also degrading on the part of Dr. Chopra to reprimand  Hindus in spite of the results of the study concluded by the investigative team headed by Justice D.S. Tewatia, former Chief Justice of the Kolkata High Court,  that Godhra train carnage in which a mob of 2000 strong Moslems roasted alive 57 innocent Hindu men, women and children on February 27, 2001, at Godhra Station in Gujarat, India  was “an act of terrorism”.  It would have been appropriate had Dr. Chopra refrained from hurling innuendo and invectives on mild Hindus.    

That the intellectual like Dr. Chopra has the audacity to advise non-Koranic people (Hindus, Christians, Jewish, Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains) to appease Moslems is a sad commentary on his understanding of the Islamic psyche.

Dr. Chopra should understand that what happened in Mumbai on November 26th (2008) and in New York on 9/11 is the continuation of same Jihad that Prophet Mohammed began in the Battle of Badr in the 7th Century Arabia.  This Jihad, essentially, is a doctrine of permanent warfare.  Under it, the religion enjoins on all Moslems to be ruthless… to all non-Moslems… for the cause of Allah.  The true aim of Islam, thus, is the political domination of the entire world.

Many Moslems may be gleefully enjoying the incomprehension of the infidel population and their baffled leaders (like Deepak Chopra) who come up with meaningless and phony theories about Islam to satisfy their own ego and try to maintain their leadership/ scholarship in the marketplace.

Let him listen to Mr. Anwar Shaikh, a Muslim scholar from Pakistan settled in UK, who honestly stated that Islam is not a faith but a political national movement launched by Prophet Mohammed to establish the Arab cultural imperialism over non-Arab people of the world.

Under the circumstances, it is important that the well-meaning and high-profile people like Deepak Chopra come out courageously and organize a unified voice of the people that decries political correctness and proclaims: ‘Enough is enough.’ Persons of his stature and fame should demand of the Governments to protect the ordinary citizens rather than finding fault with the victims themselves.

Narain Kataria


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