Even as Wikipedia labels Love Jihad as a conspiracy theory concocted
by the Hindutva supporters, and ipso facto dismiss the trials and
tribulations faced by thousands of its victims, it describes the
phenomenon of ‘reverse Love Jihad’ as an “organised movement” carried
out by right-wing groups.
“Wikipedia dismisses Love Jihad as a conspiracy theory by Hindus, but claims reverse Love Jihad against Muslims is real,” OpIndia, June 12, 2021:
For thousands, if not lakhs of non-Muslim women in India,
Love Jihad is a grim and disconcerting reality, but not for online
platform Wikipedia that intends to wish away the sufferings of these
women as a fictional concept. In another incidence of misinformation
spread by leftist online encyclopedia, Wikipedia dismisses the
phenomenon of Love Jihad as “a conspiracy theory developed by the
proponents of Hindutva that has been used to invoke prejudice against
“The conspiracy theory purports that Muslim men target Hindu women
for conversion to Islam by means such as seduction, feigning love,
deception, kidnapping, and marriage, as part of a broader “war” by
Muslims against India, and an organised international conspiracy, for
domination through demographic growth and replacement,” read the
distorted definition of Love Jihad published on Wikipedia.
In order to lend credence to its assertion that Love Jihad is not a
real phenomenon, the Wikipedia page equated it with western theories of
Jewish world domination, white nationalism and Euro-American
Islamophobia. The page said Love Jihad depicted Oriental portrayal of
Muslims as being barbaric and hypersexual.
These unwarranted parallels are drawn to reinforce the twisted notion
of Love Jihad peddled by Wikipedia. By calling it the handiwork of
Hindutva ideologues, likening it to western conspiracy theories, and
slamming Hindutva publications for its dissemination, Wikipedia is
attempting to whitewash the scourge that has afflicted thousands of
women in India, many of whom are not even alive, simply because they
were killed by the assailants for going against them and resisting their
forced conversion to Islam.
The page is also made part of a series on Islamophobia on Wikipedia,
thereby making the biasness [sic] of the page clear. Instead of being a
neutral page that an encyclopaedia is supposed to be, the page on Love
Jihad presents a highly biased Islamist viewpoint, the the article
reading more like an op-ed published on an Islamist left liberal
publication than a genuine crowd-sourced encyclopaedia page.
With this, Wikipedia is trying to completely dismiss the crime of Grooming Jihad or
Love Jihad using its power and influence. It is notable that when one
searches for ‘Love Jihad’ on Google, the Wikipedia definition for the
term appears on the top of the search results. Thus, the Internet giants
are spreading a faulty and highly problematic definition of the term,
and tries to dismiss an alarming and real problem taking place in India.
The Islamist Wikipedia editors and moderators have also locked the
page to prevent netizens from making corrections to the page. The page
has been made extended confirmed protected, which means people with only
extended confirmed status can edit it. The talk page of the page shows
that a large number of people have objected to the portrayal of the
phenomenon on it, but the moderators overruled them, reverted any edits
made contrary to the claim made by the page, and locked it so that most
people can’t edit it.
The menace of Love Jihad that continues to afflict non-Muslim women across India
Contrary to what Wikipedia would have us believe, “Love Jihad”, also
known as “Romeo Jihad” in some countries, is a strategy of luring
vulnerable non-Muslim girls by the agency of either deception, lies,
intimidation, or by feigned love to bring them under the fold of Islam.
Instead of genuine marital bliss, these girls get trapped in a web of
deceit and lies and are often coerced, threatened and sometimes tortured
to relinquish their faith and convert to Islam. In some cases, victims
are even killed or mortally wounded by the assailants for refusing to
convert their religion or threatening to file a police complaint against
While Wikipedia alleged that Love Jihad is just a figment of
imagination conjured up to further ‘Islamophobia’, the literature on the
phenomenon is too profound enough to simply dismiss it as a mere
conspiracy theory aimed to target Muslims. There have been umpteen
incidents that conclusively debunk Wikipedia’s assertion that Love Jihad
is a concoction purveyed by the proponents of Hindutva. Those incidents
prove beyond any reasonable doubt that Love Jihad is a real menace
bedevilling non-Muslim women….