You might have come across instances of some television channels trying to malign some individuals by running ‘out-of-context’ and ‘doctored’ video clips of their speeches. In the age of social media, common man too has learnt the art of fooling people by spreading edited video clips.
This time an out-of-context video clip of a television interview of veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri has gone viral, wherein he claims that the entire world should accept Islam and there should not be any other religion.
The viral video comes to an abrupt end when the actor says that Islam is the biggest religion. The miscreants have carefully chopped the context of the speech.
In fact, Om Puri was trying to say that an impression has been created that Muslims are extremists and that they think that entire world should accept Islam and there should be no other religion. That is a false impression about Muslims, he added.
In the same interview, the actor also said that he is a non-practicing Hindu and he will not object if his some wants to become a Muslim.
To support the out-of-context video claim, the miscreants also have created fake tweets of Om Puri, where he claims that he has embraced Islam. Photoshopped screen shots of such fake tweets also have gone viral on WhatsApp and other social media.
Om Puri has not yet lodged any compliant against the miscreants, who made him a ‘Muslim’ overnight.
‘Entire world should embrace Islam’: Out-of-context clip of Om Puri goes viral