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  • At Hindu-American rally, Trump pitches India and U.S. as ‘best friends’

    10/16/2016 10:15:35 PM PDT · by Cronos · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 15 Oct 2016 | Max Bearak
    This was a Donald Trump rally like no other. On the same day that the Republican presidential nominee told a mostly white crowd in Maine that he would unite the United States under “one god,” he appeared in front of a crowd of thousands of people of Indian extraction and lit a Hindu ceremonial candle. “I am a big fan of Hindu and a big fan of India,” he said, to loud cheers from a crowd composed of many American citizens, but also many, who are at various stages along the path to citizenship or just visiting from India....
  • A group of Hindu Republicans is enlisting Bollywood stars to get Indian-Americans to vote for Trump

    09/06/2016 5:43:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Quartz | September 1, 2016 | Maria Thomas
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  • Georgetown, a Jesuit university, is the first U.S. college with a Hindu priest as a chaplain

    08/31/2016 6:14:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2016 | Julie Zauzmer
    When Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan led his first worship service in his new job as a Hindu chaplain Sunday, he knew his audience. As the service began, he asked worshipers to clear their minds. “Close all the tabs that are open, just as you would do to a Firefox window,” he said. The comparison — of a spiritual mindset to an Internet browser — worked at once. More than 40 college students, many of whom had been up until 3 a.m. the Saturday night before this 9 a.m. service, chuckled appreciatively and fell into a reverent silence.
  • Hindu Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard called 'devil' by Christian opponent in US election campaign.

    08/27/2016 12:15:38 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 89 replies
    Struggle for Hindu Existence ^ | August 25, 2016 | PTI; Swarajya; Hindu Existence
    Caption: Not the days of Joan of Arc, this is US 2016. Still, the Christian mentality to annihilate the faiths of other exists. Shame!!! Hindu Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Called 'Devil' Shamelessly By A Republican Opponent. Hindu Reactions Surfaced. HENB, Washington, Aug 25, 2016: Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu member in House of Representative (for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district since 2013) contesting again to the US Congress, has been targeted for her Hindu faith by her Republican opponent in the Congressional elections, prompting sharp reactions from the Hindu-American community members. 35-year-old Democratic Representative Gabbard is seeking her third-term re-election from Hawaii...
  • Major error in subtitles in movie Kabhi-Khushi-Kabhi-Gham - Big Indian Hit Movie (a long time ago)

    07/25/2016 5:29:49 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 12 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 9 June 2014 | Imaan Sheikh
    This article is about technical errors in the immensely popular Indian movie Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. The movie is filmed VERY well, but has quite a few technical errors. It is still appealing (especially to Indians) due to some culture reasons I won't cover here. However, in the Netflix version I just watched, there is a GLARING error. In the dialogue, as some women are talking, one says "By the will of god" and it is translated "Allah". Then later, in reference to a HINDU holiday, the woman says, per the caption, "...celebrating EID" which is a MUSLIM holiday. The...
  • How a heroic Marine’s military training helped him save dozens from Orlando gunman

    06/16/2016 6:11:25 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    washing post ^ | 15 June 2016 | Peter Holley
    Imran Yousuf, a bouncer at the Pulse nightclub, had an advantage. A Marine who had served in Afghanistan, Yousuf was able to use his training to quickly identify the impending threat and remain clear-headed as people died around him, according to the Marine Corps Times. Because of the 24-year-old’s decisive actions, he is being credited with saving dozens of lives.
  • Bangladesh opposition leader 'unfazed' by arrests

    05/21/2012 11:05:26 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | Monday, May 21, 2012 | unattributed
    Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia has vowed to continue calling for general strikes unless the government restores a caretaker administration. "I will not let any election happen under Awami League," Ms Zia said in a rare interview with the BBC. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its allies have kept up a series of general strikes in recent weeks. Several opposition leaders have been arrested in the last month and charged with arson - charges the BNP denies. On Monday, 45 opposition members, including BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, had charges for torching a bus during an anti-government...
  • Inside Bangladesh’s killing fields: bloggers and minorities targeted by {Moslem} fanatics

    06/12/2016 10:17:47 AM PDT · by Cronos · 2 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11 June 2016 | Emma Graham-Harrison
    The attack on Professor Rezaul Karim Siddiquee was so frenzied that its traces remain more than a month later, arcs of dried blood spattered up a pink wall and a pile of sand covering bloodstains that had pooled on the ground where the softly spoken lecturer was all but beheaded. He was killed on his way to work in the city of Rajshahi by four men who knew their target and his routines well. At least one of the killers was a former student who had a reputation for barracking the professor in class about the “immorality” of the English...
  • Finding the lost art of Angkor Wat

    06/07/2014 8:30:03 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | Australian National University
    Long-lost paintings have been discovered on the walls of Cambodia's ancient Angkor Wat temple, thanks to the keen observations of an Australian National University (ANU) researcher. The ancient paintings date back almost 500 years and depict deities, animals, boats and the temple itself, giving historians a new understanding of life in a relatively unknown period of Cambodia's history. Rock art researcher Noel Hidalgo Tan discovered the hidden images while working as a volunteer at an archaeological excavation in Angkor Wat during a university break in 2010... It was only when Tan enhanced the images on his computer that the paintings...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Republican Hindu Coalition to Endorse Donald Trump

    06/05/2016 4:58:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 2, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    The Republican Hindu Coalition is expected to endorse presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on the day before the Indian Prime Minister speaks to Congress next week. The Republican Hindu Coalition’s founding chairman Shalabh “Shalli” Kumar is scheduled to endorse Trump on Tuesday June 7, the day before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a joint session of Congress. “It is our honor as the Republican Hindu Coalition to announce our endorsement of businessman Donald J. Trump for the Presidency,” Kumar announced. “We believe that Mr. Trump has the best interests of the Hindu-American community in mind when he makes...
  • UCLA student editor discovers UCLA shooter's religion bio was changed within hours of shooting

    06/02/2016 5:00:23 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 54 replies
    This is the "white male" UCLA shooter Mainak Sarkar that the media has been telling us about for the last 24 hours. Unfortunately, none of what the media is telling us is true. The media appears to be falsely reporting identities that don't fit their political agenda. UCLA student Pardes S. witnessed a shocking moment when changed Sarkar's religion from Islam to Hindu. The news is now all over social media:
  • Kerala Bishop to Give His Kidney to Hindu Youth, Says it’s a ‘Simple Sacrifice’(Poor, Lower-Caste)

    06/01/2016 3:45:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Indian Express ^ | May 29, 2016 | Shaju Philip
    So far, 15 priests and six nuns have donated kidneys to non-related recipients through the organ donation network Kidney Federation of India.HAVING PUT a “condition that the recipient should be deprived person”, Bishop Jacob Murikkan, of Catholic diocese of Pala, is finally ready to donate his kidney to a 30-year-old from Kottakkal, in Malappuram district of Kerala, who has been battling for life for over a year. The donor and the recipient, Sooraj Sudhakaran, have undergone all required medical examinations and have received the final nod from the state government’s authorisation committee for organ transplantation. As per schedule, the...
  • Indian Hindu group: Trump will be mankind's lone savior

    05/13/2016 1:06:05 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/5/16 | Ari Yashar
    A nationalist Hindu group in India this week prayed for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's victory, and went so far as to call him "the lone savior of mankind" given his commitment to destroy Islamic terror. Around a dozen members of Hindu Sena tossed offerings into a sacred fire and chanted Sanskrit hymns in prayers for Trump's successful campaign for the White house, reports Wall Street Journal on Thursday. They held pictures of Trump with the addition of a traditional Hindu red dot daubed on his forehead, on either side of a drawing of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman....
  • Hard-line Indian Hindu Group Prayerfully Endorses Donald Trump

    05/11/2016 8:57:55 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/11/2016 | Michael Edison Hayden
    The Hindu Sena, a reactionary Hindu nationalist political organization in India, has endorsed U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump for his strong stance against what the group called “Islamic terror.”
  • Hindu Sena holds havan for Donald Trump, the ‘saviour of humanity from Islamic terror’

    05/11/2016 10:58:11 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 4 replies ^ | May 12, 2016 4:00 am | Naveed Iqbal
    Hindu Sena holds havan for Donald Trump, the ‘saviour of humanity from Islamic terror’ Members of the Sena believe that Trump is the man who will “save humanity from Islam and Islamic terror.” Written by Naveed Iqbal | New Delhi | Published:May 12, 2016 4:00 am Hindu Sena holds havan for Donald Trump, the ‘saviour of humanity from Islamic terror’ Members of the Sena believe that Trump is the man who will “save humanity from Islam and Islamic terror.” Tilak on his forehead, the smell of incense in the air and prayers for his victory in the US presidential elections...
  • Right-Wing Hindus in India Are Calling Donald Trump the ‘Lone Protector of Mankind’

    05/11/2016 10:06:02 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 39 replies ^ | May 11, 2016 | Nash Jenkins @pnashjenkins
    The are praying for his victory — even if he can't get their accents right At a campaign rally in Delaware three weeks ago, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump chose to attack American outsourcing by affecting a cruel caricature of an Indian accent, to the delight of his supporters. Yet his apparent disdain for the people of the world’s second most populous nation doesn’t seem to faze a right-wing Indian group that is now praying — yes, literally praying — for Trump’s victory. A new video released by Reuters captures members of Hindu Sena, a Hindu nationalist political organization, holding...
  • Divine intervention? Indian Hindus ask gods to help Trump

    05/11/2016 7:47:24 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 90 replies
    AP ^ | 05/11/2016 | AP
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump may find it tough to get Republican leaders behind his campaign, but he's got some faraway fans trying to get the gods on his side. "The whole world is screaming against Islamic terrorism, and even India is not safe from it," said Vishnu Gupta, founder of the Hindu Sena nationalist group. "Only Donald Trump can save humanity." Members of the group gathered on a blanket spread out in a New Delhi protest park along with a collection of statues depicting gods including Shiva and Hanuman — as well as photos of a smiling Trump....
  • Mathematicians And 'The Man Who Knew Infinity'

    04/30/2016 8:09:39 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 74 replies
    Inside Science ^ | 29 Apr, 2016 | Ramin Skibba
    (Inside Science) – In 1914, an unknown Indian man boarded a ship and traveled across the world to Cambridge University in England, where he could finally follow his passion for mathematics. In the few short years between his arrival and untimely death, he filled notebooks with formulas and discovered theorems, some of which still influence the work of mathematicians and scientists today. The new biopic, "The Man Who Knew Infinity," which opens in U.S. theaters beginning Friday, April 29, chronicles the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan. A self-taught Indian mathematician from the city then called Madras (now Chennai), Ramanujan struggled to...
  • 1,000 year old Hindu 'Shiva linga' unearthed

    04/24/2016 4:54:58 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Bangkok Post (and the jokes keep writing themselves) ^ | Friday, April 15, 2016 | Nutjaree Rakrun (seriously?)
    An ancient Hindu phallic symbol believed to be more than 1,000 years old has been found at a local temple in Tha Sala district. Anat Bamrungwong, director of 14th Regional Office of the Fine Arts Department in Nakhon Sithammarat, said Thursday the shiva linga or Hindu phallic symbol is believed to be about 1,300-1,400 years old. Hinduism thrived in Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat around the 10th-12th centuries, Mr Anat said... The shiva linga has a base which is about 47cm wide and 1 metre long. Its base has flowers carved in relief which in the Tawaravadee style, Mr...
  • Christians and Hindus portrayed negatively by offensive school textbooks in Pakistan

    04/18/2016 12:19:28 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | April 15, 2016 | Christian Deguit
    Textbooks in Pakistan that are used to teach about 41 million children, negatively portray religious minorities such as Christians and Hindus, referring to them as "nefarious, violent, and tyrannical by nature." (Reuters/Kham)Third-grade level students attend class at the Mashal Model School on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. "Pakistan's public school textbooks contain deeply troubling content that portrays non-Muslim citizens as outsiders, unpatriotic, and inferior; are filled with errors; and present widely-disputed historical 'facts' as settled history," said Robert George in a press release. George is the chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). A study done by...
  • ISIS threatens attack on India; vows to wipe out Hindus

    04/14/2016 1:28:48 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 32 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Thursday, April 14, 2016 | DNA Web Team
    Caption - To establish a caliphate, al-Hanif promises to topple Shiekh Hasina government in Bangladesh. ISIS vows to implement 'sharia' law in India. Islamic State (ISIS) has made new threat to send its fighters from Pakistan and Bangladesh to carry out 'guerrilla attacks' in India. In a recent interview carried by Dabiq magazine, the 'amir' of ISIS fighters in Bangladesh, Shaykh Abu Ibrahim al-Hanif has vowed to wipe out Hindus and implement 'sharia' law in India and Bangladesh. al-Hanif also revealed the terror group is currently training fighters in Bangladesh and Pakistan to launch attacks on India and is seeking...
  • Land bridges linking ancient India, Eurasia were 'freeways' for biodiversity exchange

    03/26/2016 11:21:19 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 17 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 3/24/16 | Jesse L. Grismer, et. al.
    For about 60 million years during the Eocene epoch, the Indian subcontinent was a huge island. Having broken off from the ancient continent of Gondwanaland, the Indian Tectonic Plate drifted toward Eurasia. During that gradual voyage, the subcontinent saw a blossoming of exceptional wildlife, and when the trove of unique biodiversity finally made contact with bigger Eurasia, the exchange of animals and plants between these areas laid the foundations for countless modern species. "Today, mainland Asia and India have all this unique biodiversity -- but did the mainland Asian biodiversity come from India, or did the Indian biodiversity come from...
  • Islamabad: Easter Will Be a Holiday for Christians; Holi and Diwali for Hindus

    03/21/2016 1:23:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 3/18/16 | Shafique Khokhar
    The resolution was presented by a Hindu deputy. Activists working on behalf of minorities appreciate the decision. Others point out some shortcomings: the holidays will be reserved only for religious minorities and not to the entire population. Focus needed on concrete respect for minority rights.Islamabad (AsiaNews) - The Pakistani National Assembly has passed a resolution that grants holiday time for Christians to celebrate Easter and Hindus and their Holi and Diwali celebrations. The resolution is the work of Vankwani Ramesh Kumar, an Assembly member of the Hindu faith. While some minority rights activists appreciate the initiative, others point out that...
  • In Whose God Do We Trust?

    03/17/2016 1:25:28 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies ^ | March 10, 2016 | Karen Shade
    According to Dr. Joel Mathews, the phrase "In God We Trust" was first printed on our coins in 1864 and on paper bills in 1957. It had been proposed that "Our Country, Our God, Our Trust" be used, but that was shortened to be able to stamp the motto onto coins. Kansas State University Polytechnic's March Civic Luncheon began with Kansas Weslyan University's Dr. Philip Meckley asking: o How can we look at comparative religious traditions? o How can we live with differences for the sake of our human community? Matthews, a K-State Polytechnic instructor, began the lecture by saying...
  • Leading Hindu priest decapitated in Bangladesh

    02/21/2016 5:32:33 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies ^ | 02/21/2016 | AFP
    Two assailants armed with pistols and cleavers attacked Jogeswar Roy, 45, the head priest of Sri Sri Sant Gourio Math, at his home in the temple on Sunday morning, officials said. "The priest was preparing for morning prayers when they pounced on him and slit his head from the body at the verandah of his home inside the temple," said Shafiqul Islam, a government administrator in the sub-district Debiganj where the temple is located. Two devotees were wounded in the attack including one who was shot as he tried to save the priest, he added. The motive for the murder...
  • Mom outraged as her daughter, 7, is given henna TATTOOS on school 'multicultural' day'

    12/23/2015 10:29:58 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 118 replies
    A Texas mother is speaking out after her daughter's school gave the young girl a henna tattoo the week before Christmas. Tammy Samour was shocked when she picked up her daughter Leah, 7, from Ed White Elementary School in Houston and saw the second grader's hands covered in the designs, which are traditionally applied to the hands and feet of women during Hindu ceremonies and festivals. That shock soon turned to outrage however as Ms. Samour says she never gave the school permission to tattoo Leah - and now the brown paste will not wash off her hands. It can...
  • Leaps of Faith: Why Indians are Signing Up as Catholic Priests

    12/20/2015 2:13:33 PM PST · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Hindustan Times ^ | 12/20/15 | Apoorva Dutt
    For five years, Omar Fernandes worked as a member of the ground staff at the Mumbai airport. The end of each day was marked by coffee and conversations with colleagues. "Most of the men I worked with were in their 40s and 50s," says the 30-year-old. "They would talk about how miserable they were at work, how they were struggling to provide for their families. It seemed like such a hard life." These conversations began to crystallise his resolve to become a priest. It's something he'd been thinking about for four years already. "I was 24 when I got my...
  • I am a Hindu against Radical Islam

    12/05/2015 7:01:12 PM PST · by ShivaFan · 44 replies
    opinion | 05-December-2015 | ShivaFan
    I am a Hindu. I am hearing alot about religious persecution from the lawyers representing the family of the Islamic terrorists. But my "second home" is India. I know a lot about Islam. Come with me to Kolkata (Calcutta), I can show you Islam. I know how this game works, and this grievance game. Politics and religion are one and the same in this modern radical Islam. So let me give my view of religion and politics because today, it is one and the same, because today where you stand in politics has a lot to bare on where you...
  • New Hindu Republican Group Aims to Build Conservative Hindus' Influence

    11/18/2015 2:32:11 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 38 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | Kristina Peterson
    Newt Gingrich, shown in a file photo, is the Hindu group's honorary chairman Associated Press There is only one Hindu in Congress and she is a Democrat. But as of Tuesday, there will be a Republican Hindu Coalition, comprised of Indian Americans looking to amplify their voice in U.S. politics. The group, which formally launches Tuesday evening, isn't aimed at bolstering the ranks of Hindus across the aisle from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii). Instead, the coalition is focused on advancing conservative policies important to the Republican Hindu community, including fiscal discipline, expanded trade, and forceful defense, said its founder...
  • Pakistani Urdu Daily Warns [Of] 'Hindu-Zionist Alliance...'

    11/15/2015 4:31:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 15/11/15
    Pakistan's leading Islamist daily Roznama Ummat has alleged that extremist Hindu groups have taken over Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and argued that that extremist Hindu organizations are forging close alliances with Zionist groups with the aim of establishing a new world order. .....
  • Top Democrat Admits Obama Is 'Working Hand-In-Hand With ISIS'!

    11/10/2015 8:50:55 PM PST · by Strategy · 39 replies
    In this very fascinating interview with U.S. House of Representatives Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat representing Hawaii, she admits something that many conservatives have suspected for a long time. Watch below (starting at the 1:45 mark) Tulsi Gabbard is a top Democrat in the Democratic National Committee but she is one of the few honest Democrats who has actually criticized Obama on his foreign policy failures. But, it must be noted that she says he's essentially working hand in hand with Islamist extremists, but she's not saying that he's actually directly working with them. She admits that his foreign policy is...
  • Congresswoman Calls US Effort To Oust Assad "Illegal," Accuses CIA Of Backing Terroists

    10/31/2015 3:44:34 PM PDT · by amorphous · 75 replies
    Zero Hege ^ | 31 Oct 2015 | Tyler
    One point we’ve been particularly keen on driving home since the beginning of Russian airstrikes in Syria is that The Kremlin’s move to step in on behalf of Bashar al-Assad along with Vladimir Putin’s open “invitation” to Washington with regard to joining forces in the fight against terrorism effectively let the cat out of the proverbial bag. That is, it simply wasn’t possible for the US to explain why the Pentagon refused to partner with the Russians without admitting that i) the government views Assad, Russia, and Iran as a greater threat than ISIS, and ii) Washington and its regional...
  • DNC vice chair disinvited from Democratic debate

    10/13/2015 7:58:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said the committee disinvited her from the first Democratic presidential debate after she publicly called for more face-offs. Ms. Gabbard said her staff received the message last Tuesday from the chief of staff to Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC chairwoman, a day after she appeared on MSNBC demanding more than the current six sanctioned debates, The New York Times reported.
  • 'Knives are out': Hawaii Dem faces backlash for taking on Obama over 'Islamist' extremism

    02/28/2015 4:46:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 28, 2015 | By Malia Zimmerman
    She was Hawaii's golden girl after winning a seat in Congress with support from top liberal groups, but now that Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been critical of President Obama, her political reputation in the bluest of blue states is taking a hit. That isn’t stopping the twice-deployed 33-year-old Army veteran from continuing to challenge the president, her home state's favorite son, over his refusal to identify terror groups like the Islamic State as driven by "radical Islam.” “Every soldier knows this simple fact: If you don't know your enemy, you will not be able to defeat him,” Gabbard told...
  • The War on ISIS: Tulsi Gabbard, Semantics and the Real Conflict

    02/23/2015 9:40:45 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 6 replies
    Civil Beat ^ | Feb. 20 , 2015 | the Civil Beat Editorial Board
    By attacking President Obama over word choice, Hawaii's congressional representative is losing sight of what really matters. The unseemly and very public semantics battle that U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been waging this year against President Barack Obama had largely been one-sided. Gabbard, a second-term Democrat, has become a relentless critic over the past month of the president’s restrained characterization of terrorists from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (or ISIS or ISIL). And her criticisms have come through some surprising channels: The bright-red Right, where this sort of thinking has long been a staple for Fox News, talk radio and the...
  • Dem lawmaker: Islamic radicals at 'war' with US (visa waivers for terrorists?)

    01/17/2015 6:24:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/15 | Kristina Wong
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said Friday that Islamic extremists were at war with the United States, and urged the Obama administration to adopt the same view. "I'm upset that the president and the White not actually saying this is a war that the Islamic extremists are posing against the United States and against the West," she said during an appearance on CNN’s “The Situation Room” Friday. In the same interview, Gabbard referred to the threat posed by “this radical Islamic extremist agenda." The White House has tried to avoid using the...
  • [Rand] Paul Hosts Secret Anti-War Meeting

    09/10/2013 6:04:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/10/2013
    In a secret meeting on Tuesday morning, Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) hosted a bipartisan group of senators and House members in the Capitol’s basement. According to several participants, the lawmakers plotted ways to stop the use of U.S. military force in Syria. Since the diplomatic situation is fluid, there was no final consensus on how best to combat the administration, but potential legislative maneuvers, press appearances, and letters were discussed. Several undecided members asked questions. Aides say Paul planned the gathering over a week ago, and the list of attendees grew by the day. He is pleased, especially, by...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 June 2013

    06/23/2013 6:08:49 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 156 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 23th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mike Lee, R-Utah; Gabriel Gomez, Republican nominee for Senate in Massachusetts.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Reps. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., and Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency; Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Mike Kelly, R-Pa.; and Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky.,...
  • Mumbai Celebrates Krishna's Birthday By Building Human Pyramids [Future H1B Visas?]

    09/06/2015 5:24:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 6, 2015
    Mumbai Celebrates Krishna's Birthday By Building Human Pyramids Dahi Handi festival is celebrated in Mumbai by people building human pyramids trying to reach the pot of curd hanging above the ground 06 Sep 2015 The birthday of the Hindu deity Krishna was celebrated in Mumbai on Sunday, with the annual Dahi Handi festival. The tradition involves participants, known as govindas, forming a human pyramid to reach a pot filled with curd hanging above the ground.
  • Nepal's Draft Constitution Would Ban Religious Conversion

    07/28/2015 10:16:23 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Hindu Press International, Hinduism Today Magazine ^ | July 22, 2015 | Julia A. Seymour
    Nepal: HPI Note: This report is from a Christian website. Christians and Muslims in Nepal are criticizing the draft version of a new constitution that bans religious conversion. Spurred to action by the recent earthquake, Nepal's government introduced the draft for public comment on June 30, Reuters reported. The draft states that "any act which may be contrary to public health, public decency or morality or incitement to breach public peace or act to convert another person from one religion to another or any act or behavior to undermine or jeopardize the religion of each other is not allowed and...
  • North Carolina Hindu temple sign hit with over 60 shotgun blasts

    07/19/2015 10:51:08 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 44 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Sunday, July 19, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    The Om Hindu Organization of North Carolina is planning to build a 3,600 sq ft temple in Clemmons and has bought 7.6 acres at the site where the sign board, which was shot at, was put. (Representative illustration) Houston: A sign board for a planned Hindu temple in the US state of North Carolina has been fired at, leaving over 60 holes in the sign, prompting authorities to probe the incident that has shocked the Indian community. The incident happened sometime between noon July 4 and about 1pm last Saturday, Forsyth county sheriff's office said in a report. The sheriff's...
  • Preserving the Truth Behind Gandhi’s Murder

    07/04/2015 11:01:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Hindu ^ | HARI NARAYAN
    BEYOND DOUBT — A Dossier on Gandhi’s Assassination: Compiled by Teesta Setalvad; Tulika Books, 35 A/1 (ground floor), Shahpur Jat, New Delhi-110049. Rs. 450. TOPICS books and literature history books June 25, 1934 has got a curious connection to the three shots fired at around 5:10 pm on the fateful Friday of January 30, 1948, shots that would go on to silence the life of a 79-year-old frail but resolute Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. For it was on that day, while on a visit to Pune, that Gandhiji witnessed the first of six attempts on his life, the sixth of which...
  • How science discovered the historical Krishna

    08/27/2010 8:00:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    Indian Weekender ^ | Thursday, August 26, 2010 | Rakesh Krishnan Simha
    "The sea, which had been beating against the shores, suddenly broke the boundary that was imposed on it by nature. The sea rushed into the city. It coursed through the streets of the beautiful city. The sea covered up everything in the city. Arjuna saw the beautiful buildings becoming submerged one by one. He took a last look at the mansion of Krishna. In a matter of a few moments it was all over. The sea had now become as placid as a lake. There was no trace of the beautiful city, which had been the favourite haunt of all...
  • Experts Survey Seabed Off Gujarat For Dwarka Evidence (India)

    08/19/2007 2:12:19 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 532+ views
    New ^ | 8-17-2007
    Experts survey seabed off Gujarat for Dwarka evidence New Delhi, Aug 17 : A group of archaeological experts and Indian Navy divers have conducted the first scientific survey off the Gujarat coast to establish whether or not the ruins on the seabed are of the mythological city of Dwarka, the capital of Hindu god Krishna. "The area off the Samudranaraya temple at (present day) Dwarka is known to contain structures which have been widely reported and interpreted by renowned scholars. However, no scientific study of the area had been conducted so far," Alok Tripathi of the Archaeological Survey of India...
  • 'Ancient' boat expedition hits trouble

    09/09/2005 8:28:22 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 26 replies · 1,179+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | September 8, 2005 - 5:25PM | SMH
    A bid by an Australian archaeologist and other sailors to recreate an ancient voyage in a traditional reed boat has struck trouble in the Arabian Sea. Nautical archaeologist Dr Tom Vosmer and seven other sailors had set off from Oman for a two-week voyage in the Magan, a 12-metre-long sailing boat made of reeds, rope and wood, but capsized within hours. "Water leaked into the Magan causing it to capsize, but a support ship from the Omani royal navy accompanying the boat intervened and rescued the sailors," a source from Oman's culture and national heritage ministry which organised the trip...
  • RSS gives defunct ASI wing a job: Search for Dwarka, Rama Setu

    06/28/2015 3:09:23 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    DNA India ^ | Sunday, June 28, 2015 | Rohinee Singh
    The defunct underwater wing of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is set for a revival with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the government keen to establish the scientific veracity of Dwarka, the mythological submerged capital of Lord Krishna's kingdom, and the Rama Setu, a set of limestone shoals believed to date back to the Ramayana... "The National Institute of Oceanography has the expertise. They will be training our fleet of young divers," said Dr RS Fonia, ASI joint director general. The ministry of culture, the nodal ministry for ASI, is also looking at options to bring on board...
  • GWU cancels suspension of student who displayed Hindu swastika

    06/23/2015 10:35:27 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 28 replies
    The Times of India ^ | May 27, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    WASHINGTON: Following outcry from several groups, a prestigious American university has decided to rescind its suspension order against a student who displayed a Hindu swastika on his residence hall's bulletin board. The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) welcomed the move to rescind the interim suspension order by the George Washington University (GWU). HAF associate director of public policy, Harsh Voruganti, said that the decision reflects the facts of this case and the efforts by Hindu organisations to educate campus officials about the sacredness of the Indian swastika. The small, bronze, swastika was displayed by the student on March 16 on a...
  • Greek Holy Synod: Yoga Incompatible with Christianity

    06/17/2015 2:49:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 68 replies
    The Greek Reporter ^ | 06-16-2015 | Philip Chrysopoulos
    “The practice of yoga has no place in the lives of Christians,” was the announcement made by the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece in response to the International Day of Yoga, which was established by the United Nations in 2014. The Holy Synod argues that since yoga is a fundamental aspect of Hinduism, it cannot be practiced by Christians because it is contrary to the Christian faith. And because of that it cannot be considered as just a “form of exercise.” The official announcement further states that the Church of Greece respects the freedom of religious belief but...
  • Radical Hindus to India's Christians: Convert ‘Or Get Ready to Die’

    06/01/2015 7:53:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6-1-15 | Patrick Goodenough
    Radical Hindu nationalists closely aligned to the Indian government warned Christians in Punjab state late last year to prepare to convert to Hinduism “or get ready to die,” according to a complaint before a U.S. federal court. A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York calls on the U.S. government to designate as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) a radical Hindu organization with close ties to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling party. Late last week attorneys filed an amended complaint in a case brought by an advocacy group called Sikhs for...
  • Ethnic minority support for the Tories DOUBLED at the election

    05/25/2015 10:34:22 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25th May 2015 | Tom McTague
    David Cameron more the doubled the Tories' support among ethnic minorities at the election – securing more than a million ethnic votes for the first time in the party's history. In 2010, when the Tories failed to secure an overall majority, just 16 per cent of black and ethnic minority voters backed the Conservatives. But in this month's election, Tory support among Britain's ethnic minority communities more than doubled to 33 per cent, according to research published today. David Cameron - pictured visiting the Sikh's holy Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, in 2013 - more the doubled the Tories' support...