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  • Conservative Hindu nationalist group excited by parallels between Donald Trump and Narendra Modi

    06/25/2017 5:19:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    NZ City ^ | June 26, 2017 | Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    In Faridabad on New Delhi's outskirts, about 20 men have gathered pre dawn, for yoga and patriotic rituals. As the sun rises, there's a militaristic feel — brandishing bamboo poles, the group chants "Bharat mata ki jai" (Victory to India). This is a branch meeting of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) — a right-wing Hindu-nationalist organisation aligned to India's ruling Bharatiya Janata party. Among this group, there's strong support for Donald Trump's confrontational approach to Islamic terrorism. "Many Muslim countries engage in acts of terrorism which is harmful for India," engineering consultant Kushal Pal tells the ABC. "India is suffering...
  • Gang Rape Victim Faces Horrendous Purification Ritual Because She Rejected Abortion (India)

    06/17/2017 6:25:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | June 17, 2017 | Rebecca Kiessling
    “7-month pregnant gang rape survivor denied a late-term abortion by the Gujurat high court in India.” With those kinds of news stories, we regularly see organizations like Amnesty International and Planned Parenthood International utilizing such stories to demand the legalization of abortion through all nine of months of pregnancy – not only for rape, but for any reason. Rape is just the key to open wide the abortion door. But what if you learned the rest of the story? What if there is more to these stories than is initially being reported? This particular pregnant rape survivor’s treatment is amongst...
  • Muslim man is beaten to death by 'cow vigilantes' in India after they launched [tr]

    04/05/2017 8:49:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2017 | Amie Gordon
    A Muslim man beaten by a mob that accused him of transporting cows for slaughter has died in western India. Police confirmed Pehlu Khan died on Tuesday after sustaining fatal injuries when he and 14 other men were brutally beaten three days earlier in Rajasthan state. His death comes amid increasing violence being carried out by Hindu vigilante groups enraged over treatment of cows - which they consider sacred.
  • For First Time, A Hindu Priest For Donald Trump’s National Prayer Service

    01/22/2017 10:17:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Top Yaps ^ | January 22, 2017 | Aseem Gaurav Sharma
    A Hindu priest was among various religious leaders who offered prayers at the National Prayer Service of US President Donald Trump on January 21. This is probably the first time a Hindu priest has been called for services at the national prayer service of the presidential inauguration. Narayanachar L. Digalakota from the popular Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham, Maryland offered prayers at the National Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral. Digalakota was joined by by Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Priest Bishop Harry Jackson, and Carlyle Begay to offer prayers for those who govern. The tradition of an inaugural...
  • 'Mnuchin played key role in Aab Ki baar Trump Sarkar campaign' (1.7 million more votes)

    12/01/2016 11:54:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Business Standard ^ | December 1, 2016 | The Press Trust of India
    Steven Mnuchin, US President- elect Donald Trump's pick for Treasury Secretary, played a key role in organising the 'Aab Ki baar Trump Sarkar' ad campaign close to the election, a Republican Hindu organisation said. Indian-American Shalabh Kumar, founder and president of the Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC), met with Trump in July at the residence of Mnuchin in Southampton, New York where he discussed his vision for the campaign. "Trump agreed to participate," RHC said in a statement. Kumar, who played a leading role in mobilising Hindus for Trump has been appointed to the Transition Finance and Inauguration teams, the media...
  • Donald Trump was helped by the Republican Hindu Coalition; here's how

    11/11/2016 12:33:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Business Standard ^ | November 11, 2016 | Bhaswar Kumar
    Donald Trump was helped by the Republican Hindu Coalition; here's how While the RHC provided material support to Trump, India's Hindu Sena group cheered his cause from oceans away Bhaswar Kumar | New Delhi November 11, 2016 Last Updated at 08:34 IST Donald Trump’s surprise victory on Wednesday in the bitterly contested US presidential election might have shocked people the world over, but there were people, aside from those who voted for him, who have found a cause for joy. In particular, Indian right-wing group, the Hindu Sena, celebrated in Delhi as projections trickling in showed Trump leading Clinton in...
  • Hindus to Push for ‘Monkey King’ Statue if Oklahoma Votes to Allow Ten Commandments Monument

    11/05/2016 8:08:37 AM PDT · by kevcol · 93 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | November 4, 2016 | Heather Clark
    An American Hindu organization says that it will renew its pursuit to erect a statue of the Hindu god Hanuman at the Oklahoma State Capitol if residents vote next week to allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed. . . "...Hindus would love to request placing a statue of Lord Hanuman, which might become the first Hindu religious monument on public land in USA,” the Universalist Society of Hinduism in Nevada said in a statement on Wednesday.
  • Republican Hindu Coalition Denounces Hillary's Aide Huma (brands her pro-Terrorist)

    11/03/2016 5:51:26 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 8 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | November 3, 2016 | George Joseph
    The Republican Hindu Coalition, which hosted Donald Trump's desi rally in New Jersey last month, has branded Huma Abedin 'pro-terrorist.' Will Huma cost Hillary the White House? The desi at the heart of Hillary's FBI troubles. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's embattled aide Huma Abedin is again under fire -- not over the e-mails she exchanged with her boss on her estranged husband Antony Weiner's laptop -- but for her heritage. The Republican Hindu Coalition, headed by Chicago businessman Shalabh 'Shalli' Kumar, has taken aim at Abedin, branding her 'pro-terrorist.' A 30-second television ad, beamed on desi channels in the US,...
  • Why Donald Trump Is Winning Over Many American Hindus

    10/26/2016 11:48:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Huffington Post The Blog ^ | October 26, 2016 | Eviane Cheng Leidig, The University of Oslo
    One strange US election fact is becoming clear: Donald Trump has become the favoured presidential candidate of some American Hindus. How and why are more complex questions. In June, I wrote about a small gathering of the Hindu Sena (Hindu Army) in Delhi performing a havan puja (religious offering) to Donald Trump. The erstwhile relatively unknown group attracted widespread media attention with its highly vocalised support of the Republican presidential candidate, in particular emphasising Trump’s views on combating “Islamic terrorism”. While the Hindu Sena remains a fringe phenomenon within India, I pointed then to the growing influence of Hindus for...
  • Trump pledges strong U.S. ties with India if elected president

    10/15/2016 6:17:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 15, 2016 | Steve Holland
    EDISON, N.J. - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pledged that the United States and India would be "best friends" if he is elected and that he would boost intelligence sharing with India in the battle against Islamic militants. Trump spoke at an event sponsored by the Republican Hindu Coalition to raise money for victims of terrorism. It featured Bollywood-style performers who danced in colorful, traditional costumes. "If I'm elected president, the Indian and Hindu community will have a true friend in the White House, that I can guarantee you," said Trump, who noted that as a real estate developer...
  • Donald Trump to address Hindu-Americans on October 15

    10/07/2016 8:37:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | October 7, 2016 | Aditya Bhat
    US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will address a Hindu-American rally in New Jersey on October 15. Half of the proceedings from the event would benefit Kashmiri Pandits in India. "This is a charity concert organised for the benefit of terror victims in various countries. The 50 per cent of the proceeds from this concert will go for the benefit of Kashmiri Pandits in India," said Shalabh Kumar, founder of Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC). This will be Trump's first event addressing only a specific ethnic group, PTI reported. Previously, Trump had confirmed his participation to the event in a video...
  • Georgetown, a Jesuit university, is the First U.S. College With a Hindu Priest as a Chaplain

    09/01/2016 8:26:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/30/16 | 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. This is Sharan’s new...
  • Donald Trump to address Hindu Americans at New Jersey rally (9/24, 17K seat venue)

    08/28/2016 7:19:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    India.com's The American Bazaar ^ | August 26, 2016 | Staff
    Republican nominee Donald Trump will address Hindu American supporters at a rally in New Jersey just two days before the first presidential debate next month. Trump is scheduled to meet the community on September 24. This is the first address by Trump to the community. The event is titled “Humanity united against terror” and is planned at a venue in New jersey which can seat 17,500 people. “Trump will be with us for nearly four hours,” Shalabh Kumar, an Illinois businessman whose year-old outfit Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) is hosting the event, told Hindustan Times. As per a AFP report,...
  • There’s one group of minority immigrants in the US that is surprisingly pro-Trump

    08/22/2016 11:45:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Quartz | August 21, 2016 | Renuka Rayasam
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://qz.com/761507/theres-one-group-of-minority-immigrants-in-the-us-that-is-surprisingly-pro-trump/
  • Hindus for Donald Trump

    07/23/2016 7:32:14 AM PDT · by yinandyang · 42 replies
    Realclearpolitics ^ | July 23, 2016 | Shalabh "Shalli" Kumar
    We as a people, and I as businessman, believe that both material and spiritual human prosperity come from a system in which individuals are free to pursue their dreams and aspirations, where private enterprise creates economic expansion and jobs, and where government involvement in the lives of the citizenry is limited. Human development comes from individuals, families and communities, and not from government, which only spends taxpayers’ money without much regard for its value. Some four million Hindus reside in the United States.
  • 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...