Rahul Didn’t Say Mahatma Picked Up Non-Violence From Islam Alone
Rahul Didn’t Say Mahatma  Picked Up Non-Violence From Islam Alone
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Rahul Didn’t Say Mahatma Picked Up Non-Violence From Islam Alone

CLAIM

A video, posted by the Facebook page 'Phir Ek Baar Modi Sarkar' claims Congress President Rahul Gandhi, while addressing the Indian diaspora in Dubai, said Mahatma Gandhi picked the concept of non-violence from Islam.

In the video, Gandhi can be heard saying, "Mahatma Gandhiji picked up the idea of non-violence from our great religions, from our great teachers. Mahatma Gandhiji picked up the idea of non-violence from ancient Indian philosophy, from Islam."

The message along with the video reads "राहुल गांधी का नया बयान, इस्लाम को बताया महान, महात्मा गांधी को इस्लाम से मिला अहिंसा का ज्ञान." (Translated: Rahul Gandhi's new statement, he has called Islam great, says Mahatma Gandhi took inspiration from Islam for non-violence.)

The video, at the time of writing this article, had over 31k views. It has been shared by other pages like Modi Nama, Youth4BJP, We Support PM, and other similar pages.

TRUE OR FALSE?

The video has been edited out of context to make it appear as though he had said Mahatma Gandhi was inspired by Islam. However, the truth is quite different.

Addressing the Indian diaspora at a cricket stadium in Dubai, Gandhi was making a comment on the rising inttolerance in India, by taking a leaf out of Mahatma Gandhi's book.

In a video of the entire address shared by the Indian National Congress on their YouTube channel, one can hear Gandhi say the same words as seen in the viral video at 24:24 minutes.

Gandhi is heard saying "Mahatma Gandhiji picked up the idea of non-violence from our great religions, from our great teachers. Mahatma Gandhiji picked up the idea of non-violence from ancient Indian philosophy, from Islam, from Chrisitanity, from Judaisim, from great religion where it is clearly written that violence will not help anyone achieve anything."

Clearly, miscreants have edited out the last bit of Gandhi's statement to make it appear as though he was crediting the idea of non-violence to Islam.

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