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  • 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....
  • 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
    time.com ^ | 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...
  • 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
    indianexpress.com ^ | 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...
  • 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.”
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Houston: Muslim Dairy Queen Owner Puts Up Signs Comparing Hindus to Monkeys

    03/26/2016 10:05:04 AM PDT · by magna carta · 30 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | March 26,2016 | BNI
    Fox News: Mohammad Dar, a 65-year-old Muslim and U.S. citizen from Pakistan, claims he is not prejudiced for installing the signs — instead saying Hindus are the “racists,” mySA.com reported. Dar told the website that he decided to post the displays at his business after “researching” Hinduism — the third-largest religion in the world — for 14 years. He said the signs at his Kemah, Texas, Dairy Queen seek to showcase the wrongs of certain religions, specifically Hinduism, acccording to the website. One sign reportedly compared Hinduism to “monkeyism (sic).”
  • 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...
  • Pakistan Muslim leader exhorted Muslims to kill Hindus

    08/20/2015 6:36:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/20/15 | Robert Spencer
    “During the interrogation following a lie-detector test, Naved told the National Investigation Agency (NIA) interrogators that Hafiz Saeed delivered motivational speeches to the recruits and exhorted them to kill Hindus in India.”But remember: to oppose this incitement to murder would be “Islamophobic.”“Hafiz Saeed visited training camps, motivated us to kill Hindus: Pak terrorist Naved,” India Today, August 20, 2015: In a major revelation which is likely to strengthen India’s claim against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed during the NSA-level talks with Pakistan, the arrested Pakistan terrorist Naved has confessed to his interrogators that the 26/11 attacks mastermind visited the...
  • North Idaho senator objects to Hindu prayer (Steve Vick)

    03/02/2015 7:16:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    BOISE – A North Idaho senator is objecting to allowing a Hindu prayer as the opening invocation for the Idaho Senate on Tuesday morning, and says he’ll walk out. Sen. Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens, said, “They have a caste system. They worship cows.” He acknowledged the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows any kind of prayer, but said he thinks the Hindu one shouldn’t be allowed to open the Senate, as the United States was “built on the Judeo-Christian not only religion but work ethic, and I don’t want to see that undermined.”
  • Pakistan: Muslims destroy Hindu temple

    01/12/2015 10:29:57 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 3, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    Every month there is an incident, like taking property of Hindu people or forced conversion of Hindu girls. ... Minority Hindus have complained of increasing harassment and discrimination in Muslim-dominated Pakistan in recent years, including the destruction or desecration of their places of worship. ... Hindus complain that girls are forcibly converted to Islam, there is no legal recognition for Hindu marriages, and Hindus are discriminated against when it comes to access to government jobs or schooling. ... During partition in 1947, the violent separation of Pakistan and India into separate countries, hundreds of thousands of Hindus decided to migrate...
  • Hindu Americans Welcome New Pope - Hope For Better Dialogue

    03/13/2013 2:53:10 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    Hindu American Foundation ^ | Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | Hindu American Foundation
    Boston, MA (March 13, 2013) -- The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) welcomed the appointment of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the papacy, following the sudden and unprecedented resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Foundation leaders expressed hope that the Catholic Church, under Pope Francis I, as he will be called, will respect and privilege pluralism and interfaith relations, based on earlier efforts with Nostra Aetete, the Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions. “As our Catholic friends, neighbors and colleagues celebrate the naming of their pontiff, we, as Hindu Americans, congratulate the Catholic Church and welcome Pope Francis...
  • Hindu-Americans Rank Top in Education, Income

    11/24/2012 12:20:22 AM PST · by MBT ARJUN · 57 replies
    Hindu-Americans have the highest socioeconomic levels among all religions in the United States, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life. Experts say U.S. immigration policy is the main reason Hindus do so well. Both the 1965 Immigration Act and the more recent H1-B visa program set the table for Hindus to succeed. The former encouraged the immigration of professionals, particularly doctors and engineers, while the latter was designed to encourage the immigration of highly skilled “guest workers.” The number of H1-B visas issued to Indians grew steadily in the late 1990s...
  • 'Love Jihad' - Radical Islam's Sordid Attack on Christian and Hindu Women

    07/22/2012 8:27:37 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 19, 2012 | By Myles Collie
    A disturbing action known as "love jihad" is gaining notoriety after several reports have emerged of young impressionable women being seduced by Muslim men who wish to manipulate them and use them in an effort to aid their jihad. Troves of diplomatic cables were disclosed to the public after the WikiLeaks incident, and one of the cables revealed how foreign officials were monitoring what they referred to as "love jihad" -- an alleged conspiracy of foreign-funded "charming" Muslim men attempting to seduce, marry and convert Hindu and Christian women to be used in the jihadi effort. One such correspondence from...
  • Islamists hack ABVP leader to death in Kerala ( India )

    07/20/2012 7:33:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | 17 July 2012
    Activists of Islamist students’ organization Campus Front of India brutally murdered an ABVP leader at Christian College at Chengannur in Kerala’s Alappuzha district. Two other ABVP workers were injured in the Islamists’ attack. ABVP leader Vishal (19), who was hacked by a bike-mounted gang of Islamists in front of Christian College on Monday morning, succumbed to the injuries at about 3.00 am Tuesday ... Campus Front is the students’ wing of Islamist organization Popular Front of India (PFI, formerly NDF), whose activists had in a Taliban-model attack on July 4, 2010 chopped off the right hand of TJ Joseph, a...
  • Has your Thanksgiving turkey been sacrificed to idols?

    11/22/2011 9:40:15 AM PST · by DetroitRight · 131 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 21, 2011 | Drew Zahn
    Apologies if this has already been postedAs you sit down with your family on Thanksgiving and consider offering a prayer of gratitude, be aware the turkey at the center of the table may have already been "blessed" – in the name of Allah. Customer service representatives from Butterball, one of America's most popular Turkey brands, confirmed to WND that the company's whole turkeys are – without being labeled as such – slaughtered according to Islamic "halal" standards. "Halal slaughter involves cutting the trachea, the esophagus and the jugular vein and letting the blood drain out while saying, 'Bismillah allahu akbar'...
  • Norway massacre: Breivik manifesto attempts to woo India's Hindu nationalist

    07/27/2011 10:10:59 AM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 20 replies
    New Delhi The Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik writes in a manifesto that he acquired some 8,000 e-mail addresses of “cultural conservatives” not just across Europe but North America, Australia, South Africa, Armenia, Israel, and India – ensuring scrutiny of anti-Muslim groups far beyond Europe. Mr. Breivik’s primary goal is to remove Muslims from Europe. But his manifesto invites the possibility for cooperation with Jewish groups in Israel, Buddhists in China, and Hindu nationalist groups in India to contain Islam. "It is essential that the European and Indian resistance movements learn from each other and cooperate as much as possible....
  • 3 Hindu Girls raped and brutally tortured by Jihadis in West Bengal

    07/17/2010 10:09:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 2+ views
    haindavakeralam ^ | 15/07/2010
    Santipur: Three teen age Hindu Girls have been raped by the Muslim goons on 12th July at Middepara Lichutala under Santipur police station in Nadia district of West Bengal. The girls were molested, raped and brutally tortured in broad daylight. Nobody came in their rescue as the area is Muslim area. The Hindus of the area could not tolerate this horrible incident. They enquired from the local Muslim girls who are classmates of the victims and witnesses of this gruesome incident. But they refused to tell the names of the Muslim culprits.
  • India: Muslims demand headscarves in Christian school

    07/07/2010 5:39:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    UCA News ^ | July 07, 2010
    Muslim groups in Thalassery have been protesting the Church-managed San Jos Metropolitan School’s policy for over a year. The school allows students to wear headscarves to campus but wants them to take them off once they reach the classroom. Principal Sister Rosemary said the school cannot agree to the headscarf demand as it would make the school uniform’s dress code meaningless. “We will not accept the demand. It is not the sole decision of the management; it is also the decision of the Parent-Teacher Association,” Some 40 percent of 1,050 students in the co-educational school are Muslims. Hindus form some...
  • New £16M Hindu Temple Opens In Wembley [Includes "41 Marble Deities"]

    06/01/2010 2:02:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 73 replies · 783+ views
    BBCNews ^ | June 01st 2010 | Catrin Nye
    New £16M Hindu Temple Opens In Wembley By Catrin Nye Wembley's newest looming landmark has opened it doors after 14 years of construction. It is the £16m Shree Sanatan Hindu Mandir, which loosely translates as the all-inclusive temple. There is none of the metal core most buildings have and, instead, it has been built using ancient techniques based on Hindu scriptures. The method dates back thousands of years and was used to construct the world famous Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Many of the temple's component pieces have been hand carved in limestone in the tiny town of Sola - located...
  • Muslim-Hindu punk rock bands part of new movement

    01/02/2010 10:30:43 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies · 568+ views
    AP ^ | January 2, 2010 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    WAYLAND, Mass. (AP) -- A small but growing South Asian and Middle Eastern punk rock movement is attracting children of Muslim and Hindu immigrants and sparking new bands across America. Bands like The Kominas (kuh-MEE'-nahs), based in Wayland, Mass., are trying to use their music to explore their identities as Americans and fight stereotypes about South Asian immigrants.
  • Are We Really a Nation of Hindus?

    08/27/2009 9:41:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies · 1,312+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 8/27/2009 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    Those who argue that all religions are essentially the same reveal the fact that they know little about these very different belief systems. The worldview of Christianity is, for example, radically different from the belief structure of Buddhism (some forms of which may actually claim to resist the very idea of beliefs). These differences in belief systems are apparent in Lisa Miller's recent article for Newsweek. As she explains, "A million-plus Hindus live in the United States, a fraction of the billion who live on Earth. But recent poll data show that conceptually, at least, we are slowly becoming more...
  • We Are All Hindus Now

    08/20/2009 9:05:25 PM PDT · by Clemenza · 43 replies · 1,077+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 8/15/09 | Lisa Miller
    America is not a Christian nation. We are, it is true, a nation founded by Christians, and according to a 2008 survey, 76 percent of us continue to identify as Christian (still, that's the lowest percentage in American history). Of course, we are not a Hindu—or Muslim, or Jewish, or Wiccan—nation, either. A million-plus Hindus live in the United States, a fraction of the billion who live on Earth. But recent poll data show that conceptually, at least, we are slowly becoming more like Hindus and less like traditional Christians in the ways we think about God, our selves, each...
  • Burger King apologises to Hindus for running offensive ad

    07/08/2009 10:28:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 1,007+ views
    Times of India ^ | 9 Jul 2009
    Burger King, which runs a global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants in more than 70 countries, has apologised for running an advertisement in Spain that offended the Hindus. "We are apologising because it wasn't our intent to offend anyone," Denise T Wilson, spokesman of Burger King said in an email when asked about the demand of the Hindu community that the company need to apologise for running an advertisement which its leaders said were offensive to their religion. "Burger King Corporation (BKC) values and respects all of its guests as well as the communities we serve. This in-store advertisement...
  • Islamic Pakistani TV channel blames the Islamic massacre on "Indian (hindu) zionists"

    12/15/2008 4:15:40 PM PST · by PRePublic · 7 replies · 419+ views
    Pak TV channel says 26/11 hatched by Hindu Zionists 26/11 hatched by Hindu Zionists - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Pak_TV_channel_says_2611_hatched_by_Hindu_Zionists/articleshow/3785654.cms--- What the heck is an "hindu zionist" anyway??? then again, Who said Islamofascism makes sense? The truth -- however -- is that the Islamists consider any anti terrorists pro-security, pro-survival acting "entity" as "zionists", that's IslamiPedia for "Zionism".
  • At least 500 Christians killed in India (not reported in U.S. media)

    11/10/2008 8:26:10 PM PST · by Kay · 32 replies · 237+ views
    AsiaNews.it ^ | 11/4/08 | AsiaNews.it
    New Delhi (AsiaNews) – A representative of the local government in Orissa estimated that more than 500 people died as a consequence of the anti-Christian pogrom launched by Hindu fundamentalists. He said he personally authorised the cremation of at least 200 bodies....
  • Christians under attack in India (Video)

    10/14/2008 11:02:35 PM PDT · by fishhound · 7 replies · 459+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 14 October 2008 | Chris Morris
    Thousands of Christians in the Indian state of Orissa have fled their homes beacuse of ongoing religious violence. The unrest between Hindus and Christians began in August sparked by the murder of a Hindu leader. Chris Morris reports.
  • Sr. Nirmala Joshi in Orissa: Pray for the Christians of India

    10/08/2008 4:54:20 PM PDT · by tcg · 233+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 10/09/08 | Nirmala Carvalho
    "Pray for the Christians of India, pray for our people . . . so that they may understand that God is greater than anything, and can overcome evil with good": this is the message that Sr. Nirmala Joshi, superior of the Missionaries of Charity, has given to AsiaNews during her visit to Orissa, where for more than a month radical Hindu groups have unleashed a pogrom against Christians. The Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa's order, have been struck by the wave of violence; orphanages and hospices for lepers where they welcomed the abandoned have been destroyed. The brutality of the...
  • Orissa Christians made an offer they can’t refuse (Convert or Lose Everything)

    10/09/2008 8:18:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 937+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | 10/10/2008
    Days after he fled his home, there was something that stood between Hari Chand Digal and his home, his paddy field, two cows and 15 goats. He had to give up his faith if he wanted his home. So one morning 15 days ago, Digal, 42, finally gave in and lowered his head. A barber shaved off his hair, holy water was sprinkled on him, and in a chatter of mantras, he was made a Hindu again. He could now have his life back, village leaders said. Mobs of hundreds of Hindu chauvinists have ravaged villages in Orissa’s hilly central...
  • Barack Obama and Slavery

    09/26/2008 7:09:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,123+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 26, 2008 | Bill Warner
    Slavery still stalks the American consciousness, its wounds yet festering in many hearts. If Barack Obama were to set his mind to it, he could heal much of the damage this peculiar institution wrought on our national soul. This great and tragic error that must be given justice. Obama is the best person in the world who can recognize, remember and honor the deaths of 125 million and the enslavement of tens of millions of people. His unique qualifications can be found in his names. Until he was 20 years old, he went by the first name Barry. Then he...
  • Guest Commentary: Anti-Christian Violence in India: A Perennial Calvary

    09/09/2008 5:52:25 PM PDT · by tcg · 126+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 9/10/08 | Santhosh Sebastian Cheruvally
    Orissa has a dark history of communal violence and hatred. There is the burning to death of Graham Staines and his two young sons in 1999. His family was engaged in the care of leprosy patients. However, this time, the intensity of the violence has grown into inhuman and unimaginable proportions. It has also done great damage to the age old coexistence and diversity of India, both at home and abroad. The gang raping of nuns, burning alive of human beings, destruction of churches, setting fire to the orphanages and houses of the poor, beating up and public humiliation of...
  • 558 houses, 17 places of worship torched during [Indian] riot: Orissa govt

    09/01/2008 8:35:57 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 8 replies · 156+ views
    Times of India ^ | 1 Sep 2008, 1600 hrs IST
    BHUBANESWAR: Claiming that the situation in Kandhamal and elsewhere in Orissa was well under control, the state government on Monday said at least 558 houses and 17 places of worship were burnt in communal riots after VHP leader Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati's killing on August 23. While 543 houses were burnt in the worst hit Kandhamal district, 15 houses had been set ablaze in Gajapati district, said Chief Secretary Ajit Kumar Tripathy after a review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. All the torching of places of worship were reported from Kandhamal district where over 185 people were arrested on...
  • Orissa: six more churches set on fire, hundreds of homes destroyed

    09/03/2008 7:23:12 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 5 replies · 136+ views
    www.asianews.it ^ | 09/03/2008 | N/A
    INDIA Orissa: six more churches set on fire, hundreds of homes destroyed More and more Christian villages are being plundered and set on fire as police remains idle. Death threats are made against Christians if they practice their faith. but according to the government of Orissa the situation is “under control”. Bhubaneshwar (AsiaNews) – The anti-Christian pogrom in the state of Orissa shows no signs of a let-up. In the past three days six churches have been attacked, set on fire and destroyed; hundreds of Christian-owned houses have been devastated and then torched. The number of refugees and missing people...
  • Hindu Extremists Killed Priest for Being a Christian and Helping the Poor

    08/20/2008 6:23:16 PM PDT · by tcg · 15 replies · 76+ views
    This week, Archbishop Marampudi Joji Hyderabad of India said that Hindu extremists who murdered Carmelite priest of Mary Immaculate, Father Thomas Pandippally, carried out the act for three reasons: “because he was religious, because he was Christian and because he was charitable to the poor.” In statements to the L'Osservatore Romano, the archbishop explained that Father Pandippally “was killed because the Catholic missionaries are on the side of the poor in this region - in which there still exists a harsh form of servitude in the agricultural industry. Land owners do not recognize the rights of farm workers and make...
  • Indian Kashmir revokes decision to hand over land

    07/01/2008 10:41:40 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 44+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | 1 July 2008 | Staff
    SRINAGAR, India - Indian Kashmir formally revoked Tuesday a decision to hand over land to Hindu pilgrims after days of violent protests that left four dead and nearly 350 injured in the Muslim region. The decision was taken by the state cabinet which met in Srinagar, summer capital of the scenic Himalayan state where a bloody revolt has raged against Indian rule for nearly two decades. The government order 'is hereby cancelled,' an official statement said. The statement said the state government had taken charge of logistics for a major annual Hindu pilgrimage to a mountain grotto, scrapping a move...
  • Religious clashes erupt in India

    06/13/2008 1:57:18 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 134+ views
    BBC ^ | 13 June 2008 | Subir Bhaumik
    At least 40 people have been injured in religious clashes on a remote delta island in India's eastern state of West Bengal, police say. Fifteen of those injured in the clashes on Sagar island, at the confluence of the Ganges and the sea, were policemen. Supporters of the Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS) and local Muslim villagers clashed after the RSS set up a camp in the area. This caused unease amongst Muslims, who have a large population on the island. The RSS is active throughout India and is the ideological fountainhead of India's main opposition party Bharatiya Janata Party...
  • British Airways takes beef off the menu to avoid offending Hindus (Pork already a no-no)

    05/09/2008 2:43:43 PM PDT · by yankeedame · 22 replies · 1,119+ views
    This is London.co ^ | 09.05.08 | staff writer
    British Airways takes beef off the menu to avoid offending Hindus Last updated at 16:37pm on 09.05.08For decades the national dish has been a staple meal on the national carrier. But now British Airways has taken beef off the menu for economy passengers amid concerns about its "religious restrictions". The airline has instead switched to a fish pie or chicken dish option for the so-called "cattle class" passengers. BA's second-biggest long-haul market is to India, where the majority Hindu population do not eat beef because of their beliefs. Scroll down for more... In-flight food: BA passengers will be served a...
  • British Airways takes beef off the menu to avoid offending Hindus

    05/09/2008 2:36:28 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 43 replies · 99+ views
    ThisIsLondon.co.uk ^ | Friday 09.05.08
    For decades the national dish has been a staple meal on the national carrier. But now British Airways has taken beef off the menu for economy passengers amid concerns about its "religious restrictions". The airline has instead switched to a fish pie or chicken dish option for the so-called "cattle class" passengers. BA's second-biggest long-haul market is to India, where the majority Hindu population do not eat beef because of their beliefs.
  • The Other Jihad: Islam's War on the Hindus

    01/05/2008 1:41:12 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 152+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 03, 2008 | Janet Levy
    Pakistan and its nuclear arsenal catastrophically may fall into the hands of jihadists. But the South Asian version of jihad is a less familiar but no less fearsome variant of the war directed at the Great Satan America, and the Little Satan, Israel. At one billion people, Hindus, the majority of whom live in the Indian sub-continent, constitute the third largest religion in the world after two billion Christians and 1.5 billion Muslims. Yet, their numbers have not spared Hindus from ongoing, systematic Muslim attacks in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Indeed, the jihad against India's non-Muslims has accelerated within the...
  • To be a "good" Muslim - 'ISLAMOPEDIA' [Revised, Sep. 2007]

    09/10/2007 10:30:19 AM PDT · by Posting · 4 replies · 1,181+ views
    To be a "good" Muslim References -  'Palestinian' child abuse -  Evil 'Joy' -  'Blessing' Hitler -  Mourning the wicked -  Australia - Muslim land -  Jihad on all Buddhists -  Spain - Muslim land -  Europe - Muslim land -  Arabs DON'T care about 'Palestinians' -  72 virgins - Loyalty -  'Pallywood' -  (use of) Ambulances for terror -  (use of) Women for terror -  Human Shields -  Middle east background -  September 11 terror plot on London -  Myth on: 'Terrorists are desperate' -  Beheadings -  Ilan Halimi [an example of monsterous wild prolonged torture motivated by hate only] -  Muslims attacking Jews in France -  Ahmadinejad ' Islamic Hitler' -  Cutting -  'Honor killing' -  Jews & Christians as "Apes & Pigs"? - ...
  • Hindus Upset Over Ban On Holy Dot

    09/08/2007 12:24:58 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 1,156+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-8-2007 | Amarnath Tewary
    Hindus upset over ban on holy dot By Amarnath Tewary BBC News, Bihar Mr Mishra has worn the tilak throughout his career A senior official in India's Bihar state faces suspension for wearing the Hindu red mark on his forehead at work. Lakshman Mishra, deputy director of the agriculture department, is accused of breaching a new government dress code. He says he has worn the mark, or tilak, on his forehead at work for 30 years and it is his religious right to do so. His colleagues support him - nearly all of them arrived at work on Friday wearing...
  • Hindu Mob in India Beats, Strips, Parades Pastor

    06/14/2007 5:57:53 AM PDT · by kellynla · 159 replies · 2,461+ views
    spcm.org ^ | June 12 , 2007 | Vishal Arora
    Laxmi Narayan Gowda, an independent pastor and representative of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), was recovering in a hospital at press time with swelling and numerous bruises. The incident took place at about 7 p.m. in Hessarghatta, about 30 kilometers from Bangalore, when a group of about 50 people barged into the pastor’s house and threatened him with violence unless he moved out of the area, said Sam Joseph, a Karnataka-based leader of the All India Christian Council (AICC). The group returned with 100 more people shortly after, cornered Pastor Gowda in a room in his house, and...
  • Five killed in India mosque explosion (Shocking)

    05/18/2007 4:01:21 AM PDT · by Cornpone · 20 replies · 969+ views
    Swissinfo ^ | 18 May 2007 | Reuters via Swissinfo
    HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - A bomb exploded during Friday prayers at a historic mosque in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, killing at least five people, police said. Another 35 people were injured at Mecca Masjid, the main mosque in Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh state. Police said the death toll could rise and two other bombs were defused in the area. Hundreds of men and boys in white prayer caps rushed out of the mosque following the explosion, local television showed. Men in blood-soaked long white shirts were seen rushing through the crowds and getting into an ambulance....
  • Malaysian Islamic body says it was right to separate Muslim woman from Hindu man (Disease Spreads)

    05/15/2007 2:42:27 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 10 replies · 779+ views
    Turkish Daily News ^ | 15 May 2007 | AP via Turkish Daily News
    Islamic authorities in Malaysia insist they were right to detain a Muslim woman living with her Hindu husband, a marriage considered illegal under local laws that are straining religious and race relations, a news report said Monday. Many such cases have surfaced in recent months, resulting in an outcry in the public who say minority rights are being compromised by the dominance of Islam in the country. The Islamic Religious Department, known by Malay acronym Jais, said it acted within the law when removing the woman from her home late last month for illegally cohabiting with a Hindu man after...
  • This year Mahashivratri to be celebrated in Pak's Katasraj Temples too

    02/01/2007 8:49:33 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies · 296+ views
    DailyIndia.com ^ | Thursday, February 01, 2007 | unattributed (ANI)
    The Katasraj Temples have huge significance for the Hindus living in the country... Plans to celebrate the festival in Pakistan are part of a development project for Hindu sites at Katasraj. Both India and Pakistan had in June 2005 agreed on the project during a visit by the then BJP president Lal Krishna Advani and Shivshankar Menon, the then Indian high commissioner, to Katasraj. It was also agreed that arrangements would be made to allow more Hindu pilgrims to visit Katasraj Temples in the near future. Then, in September 2005, president of the ruling party in Pakistan, PML, Ch. Shujaat...
  • Hindus Opposing EU Swastika Ban

    01/17/2007 6:01:54 PM PST · by blam · 42 replies · 882+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-17-2007
    Hindus opposing EU swastika ban The Nazis hijacked the symbol from its Hindu origins Hindus in Europe have joined forces against a German proposal to ban the display of the swastika across the European Union, a Hindu leader said. Ramesh Kallidai of the Hindu Forum of Britain said the swastika had been a symbol of peace for thousands of years before the Nazis adopted it. He said a ban on the symbol would discriminate against Hindus. Germany, holder of the EU presidency, wants to make Holocaust denial and the display of Nazi symbols a crime. Mr Kallidai said his organisation...
  • The Jihad: We All In This Together (Don Feder Calls For Non-Muslim Unity In Face Of Jihad Alert)

    12/08/2006 7:27:26 AM PST · by goldstategop · 30 replies · 1,133+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 12/08/2006 | Don Feder
    You have a problem. It’s a problem shared by Jews in Hebron, Serbs in Kosovo, Hindus in the Kashmir, Catholics in Lebanon, and Americans walking the streets of New York. Consider the inter-connectedness of the following incidents, all of which took place in the past few months: In Indonesia, three Christian schoolgirls were beheaded. In Iraq, a Syrian Orthodox priest was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered. In Somalia, a nun was shot to death as she left the hospital where she worked, tending the sick and dying. In Lebanon, just days ago, a cabinet minister was assassinated. In Britain, authorities uncovered...
  • Somalia: Islam is Official Religion, Conversion is Banned

    09/21/2006 12:16:45 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 20 replies · 4,336+ views
    AllAfrica ^ | Sep, 21, 2006
    Somalia is officially an Islamic state and conversion is prohibited. The country has a population of approximately 8.3 million, nearly all of them Sunni Muslims. There is a small, extremely low-profile Christian community. According to the International Religious Freedom Report 2006 issued by the US State Department last Friday, proselytizing for any religion except Islam is prohibited in Puntland and Somaliland and effectively blocked by informal social consensus elsewhere in the country. Somalia has had no government since the fall of Siad Barre in 1991. The Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), which grew out of individual courts' efforts to establish...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-02-01 ("Should religion be outlawed?")

    08/02/2006 5:03:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 99 replies · 1,905+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 2, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Sometimes the DUmmies come up with a proposition so absolutely ABSURD that it falls into the category of the comical. In this case it is this PROPOSITION, "Should religion be outlawed as it seems to be at the epicenter of most of the worlds strife." Even FUnnier than the fact that a DUmmie made this proposal is that the other DUmmies have joined in the chorus of agreement. So let us now watch the DUmmies once again toss all reason to the wind in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, praying fervently that the DUmmies continue...