Oxygen Jihad trends after Saudi Arabia provides 80MT oxygen with high capacity cryogenic tanks to India; failed actors, members of ‘Godi Media’ shamed


Gautam Adani, one of India’s richest businessmen and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s close friend, on Sunday announced how Saudi Arabia had come to India’s rescue by providing 80MT liquid oxygen and high capacity cryogenic tanks. This instantly prompted Twitterati to trend ‘Oxygen Jihad’ in a bid to mock the failed actors and members of the ‘Godi Media,’ also dubbed as TV criminals.

Taking to Twitter, Adani wrote, “Thank you @IndianEmbRiyadh. Indeed, actions speak louder than words. We are on an urgent mission to secure oxygen supplies from across the world. This first shipment of 4 ISO cryogenic tanks with 80 tons of liquid oxygen is now on its way from Dammam to Mundra.”

Adani also revealed how Saudi Arabia was also supplying around 5,000 medical-grade oxygen cylinders. He wrote, “In addition to ISO cryogenic tanks, we are also securing from Linde Saudi Arabia another 5,000 medical-grade oxygen cylinders. These too will be quickly sent to India. I am thankful to our Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dr. Ausaf Sayeed for assisting us in this regard.”

The Indian embassy in Saudi Arabia thanked the Islamic Kingdom’s ministry of health for help and support. It wrote, “Embassy of India is proud to partner with Adani group and M/s Linde in shipping much needed 80MT liquid oxygen to India. Our hearfelt thanks to Ministry of Health Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for all their help, support and cooperation.”

No sooner did the news of Saudi Arabia’s extraordinary help to India emerge, Twitterati began to poke fun at the usual suspects in the entertainment industry by sarcastically calling it an ‘Oxygen Jihad.’

Not too long ago, a bigoted failed actor from Gujarat, Manoj Joshi, had attempted to add a dangerous twist to an unprecedented humanitarian crisis unfolding in India when he asked if any Muslim doctors had come forward to help patients in the pandemic. He had to scurry for a cover when several Muslim doctors began to shame him. The bigot, known for being a side-kick in films and TV soaps, was also reminded how the Ramdesivir medicine, one of the most sought-after drugs in the pandemic, was being produced by Cipla, whose owner was a Muslim. He was also asked to never use the Pfizer vaccine since its creator was also a Muslim, Ugur Sahin.