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The India most Indians want
The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | Joseph DíSouza

Posted on 01/03/2018 11:36:26 AM PST by TBP

If you ask most Indians in what kind of society they want to live, they’ll tell you they want to live in a free and tolerant India.

Indians want to live in harmony as Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and as members of any religion of their choosing. They don’t want to be accused of being anti-nationalist because of their diverse identities and beliefs, or of participating in fraudulent conversions when they practice and share their faith as enjoined in the constitution.

Christians want to celebrate Easter and Christmas in peace, in the same way Muslims want to celebrate Ramadan and Eid and Hindus their holy days.

When young Indians fall in love with someone from a different caste or religion, they want their families and communities to be accepting and welcoming. When Muslims and Hindus from lower castes sit down for a meal, they want to do so without fear of retaliation because their diet offends someone else.

India has descended into a state of violence and intolerance largely abetted by a minority of religious extremists. These extremists emerged in force after the BJP came to power in 2014, and they’ve targeted anyone who doesn’t subscribe to their narrow view of what it means to be Indian. They’ve exploited cultural identities, pitting Hindus, Muslims, Christians and Indians from different castes and social groups against each other. This is “cultural terrorism,” because it weaponizes cultural differences to incite violence.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: india; josephdsouza; oppression; persecution
I know our RSS contingent will be rushing in to defend this major human rights abuser.
1 posted on 01/03/2018 11:36:27 AM PST by TBP
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To: TBP

So the muslim terrorists weren’t killing Hindus be for the BJP?

Who knew?


2 posted on 01/03/2018 11:46:42 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Government: Another Gang that steals your money for "Protection".)
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To: Uncle Miltie

And vice versa.

The BJP and RSS have been around pretty much from teh beginning.(The BJP is the political arm of the RSS. The RSS was founded in sympathy and support for the fascists prior to WW2.)


3 posted on 01/03/2018 11:52:17 AM PST by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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To: TBP

There’s a really good book by Taslima Nasrin called Laaja, or Shame in English. It’s about the Muslims killing or chasing out all the Hindu’s in Bangladesh in the 80s and early 90s.

“The only thing new in this world is the history you don’t know.”

Harry Truman


4 posted on 01/03/2018 11:53:49 AM PST by Vic S
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To: Vic S

There are also several good books about the history of Hindu oppression of minorities.


5 posted on 01/03/2018 11:56:18 AM PST by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
'We will free India of Muslims and Christians by 2021': DJS leader vows to continue 'ghar wapsi' plans and restore 'Hindu glory',

Major Christian Charity Is Closing India Operations Amid a Crackdown

Indian Christians faced almost as many attacks in first half of 2017 as all of 2016

6 posted on 01/03/2018 11:59:57 AM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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To: TBP
"Indians want to live in harmony as Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs"

Fun fact: One of those doesn't play well with others (or themselves).

7 posted on 01/03/2018 12:19:01 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: Uncle Miltie
Here are some more headlines of stories, just for giggles and spits. Enjoy!

WHY CHRISTIANS IN INDIA ARE FACING MORE DANGER THAN EVER

India: Mob drives out Christians from village

Violence against Christians, muhamedans, and any who are not Hindu, continues to grow under the BJP. Of course, that is satanically inspired, though those propagating such violence are blissfully unaware of it, as are most muhamedans. In fact, if most people were aware of satan's deceptions, they would cease such actions.

8 posted on 01/03/2018 12:24:47 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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To: TBP

> This is “cultural terrorism,” because it weaponizes cultural differences to incite violence. <

So, they’re democrats!


9 posted on 01/03/2018 12:54:39 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Men stand up for freedom; slaves kneel before their masters.)
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To: TBP

They’ll tell you they want to live in a free and tolerant India and with indoor plumbing and no dead people floating down the Ganges.


10 posted on 01/03/2018 1:28:55 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: BuffaloJack

You beat me to it.


11 posted on 01/03/2018 1:31:39 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

True but it isn’t religious. It’s political. Hindus want to maintain political control.


12 posted on 01/03/2018 1:35:15 PM PST by AppyPappy (Don't mistake your dorm political discussions with the desires of the nation)
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To: minnesota_bound

Tell the Hindu nationalists and their political allies that. They’re the ones doing the most killing.


13 posted on 01/03/2018 2:07:13 PM PST by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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To: AppyPappy

Actually, it is spiritual. EVERY religion/belief system, save one, teaches ABOUT how to live life. mohamed, buddha, the authors of the ‘vedas’, etc; ALL taught HOW to live a life of ‘meaning’, as THEY saw it.

Only one prophet of ANY religion, claimed that HE was the way. Jesus said, in John 14:6, “I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus was either insane, a liar, or who He said he was.

satan was, is, and always will be, insanely jealous of God. he was, is, and always will be, merely a creation, NOT a god! As mankind is created in the image of God, satan sees God in everyone, so hates everyone. To try to hurt God, he blinds everyone to who God is. To only a few (a relative term, in view of 7-8 billion humans on Earth), is the Truth revealed, by God. Obviously, Hindus, like mohamedans and atheists, are blind to the Truth.

It is human nature to want to be in ‘control’. We are not in control of anything! Only God is. The battle in India, like everywhere else, is not ‘political’ or ‘religious’, but spiritual.


14 posted on 01/03/2018 2:33:36 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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To: TBP; Redmen4ever; BillyBoy; Nextrush; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican

All I’ll say is I’m glade the socialist swine aren’t in power, they just elected Gandi jr. jr. jr. to head up the family dictatorship of a political party.

Modi seems off (that cash ban) but give me him any day over that garbage.


15 posted on 01/03/2018 9:58:09 PM PST by Impy (I have no virtue to signal.)
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To: Impy

There is not much real difference between them. Especially where human rights are concerned.


16 posted on 01/04/2018 9:58:57 AM PST by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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To: TBP
The RSS attacks on Christians - who do not use violence even in retaliation - is vile.

RSS attacks on Muslim civilians is likewise, vile. But RSS attacks on Muslim "activist" organizations is only sensible.

17 posted on 01/12/2018 3:19:48 AM PST by Cronos (Obama's dislike of Assad is not based on his brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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