While the Muslims are the “best of peoples” (Qur’an 3:110), the unbelievers are “the most vile of created beings” (Qur’an 98:6). Afridi clearly thinks in such terms. Notice also the projection: Afridi blames tensions between Pakistan and India upon the Indians. Little things like the Mumbai jihad and the ISI’s role in it don’t induce him to alter this view. It is rather like the Palestinian jihadists blaming Israel for the incessant (and also jihad-caused) failure of peace talks there.
“Indians not as large hearted as Pakistanis: Afridi,” from PTI, April 4 (thanks to Slothy):
ISLAMABAD: Days after winning the hearts of numerous Indian fans with his remarks after his team’s loss in the World Cup semifinal, Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi has said Indians are not as large-hearted as Pakistanis.
Afridi also slammed the Indian media for its “very negative approach” and said the Pakistani media was a “hundred times better” than its Indian counterpart.
“In my opinion, if I have to tell the truth, they (Indians) will never have hearts like Muslims and Pakistanis. I don’t think they have the large and clean hearts that Allah has given us,” Afridi said during a talk show on Samaa news channel when he was asked about relations between the two countries.
“It is a very difficult thing for us to live with them (Indians) or to have long-term relationship with them. Nothing will come out of talks. See how many times in the past 60 years we have had friendship and then how many times things have gone bad,” he said as the audience in the TV channel’s studio applauded him repeatedly.
“We don’t want to fight with each other but a third country – everyone knows which one it is – is trying to spoil our relations. (This country) is taking advantage of Pakistan and wants to take advantage of India. I don’t want to go into details but these people will not let us come together,” he added….