Some Hindutva guy accused me of pandering to my “Muslim fanbase.” Let me tell you, pandering to Muslims isn’t very well remunerated. The big bucks in pandering come from Islamophobes, anti-Semites, white supremacists, war mongers, & fascists. The Assadist circle pays real well, with cash coming from Russia & from Syria. You’ll be invited all over the world to speak & pick up awards. But you’ll be on the wrong side of justice & on the side of festering social hatreds with a lot of putrid allies. Better to stand with those being persecuted for who they are & for colonial purpose because they’re the ones fighting against tyranny & the very ones who’ll make this world suitable for children to come of age in & for human beings to live & love in.