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  • Will Modi Play a Role in Splitting the Indian American Vote?

    10/07/2019 2:25:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Ozy ^ | October 7, 2019 | Maroosha Muzaffar
    When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally of 50,000 Indian Americans in Houston last month, a planned guest appearance by President Donald Trump stole the headlines. But a telling moment arrived when the announcer at the event — called Howdy Modi — began reading a prepared list of members of Congress who had been expected to attend. Among those named was Texas Rep. Al Green, a Democrat. But Green wasn’t there. A day earlier, he had announced in a statement that he was bailing from the event, calling it a “photo op” for Trump. He wasn’t alone. India,...
  • Adam Silver Supports Free Speech Rights of Rockets GM Daryl Morey

    10/07/2019 12:51:51 PM PDT · by LRoggy · 11 replies ^ | 10/7/2019 | ESPN (no author listed)
    NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Monday the league backs the free speech rights of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. But Silver, speaking to Kyodo News in Tokyo, acknowledged the impact of Morey's recent tweet, which supported anti-government protesters in Hong Kong. "There is no doubt, the economic impact is already clear," Silver said. "There have already been fairly dramatic consequences from that tweet, and I have read some of the media suggesting that we are not supporting Daryl Morey, but in fact we have. "I think as a values-based organization that I want to make it clear ... that...
  • Could a Loud, Rich, and Scandal-Prone Personal Injury Lawyer Win Control of Houston?

    09/30/2019 6:32:35 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 26 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | Sep 9, 2019 | Mimi Swartz
    The view from a luxe office on the seventy-third floor of Houston’s tallest building might give anyone visions of dominance, and it’s easy to understand why Tony Buzbee wouldn’t be immune. He grew up wearing cheap jeans and off-brand shoes in tiny Atlanta, Texas, in the state’s northeast corner. Through brains and grit and sharp elbows, he transformed himself into one of the country’s richest and most famous personal injury lawyers, defending, so he likes to say, working people against greedy corporations. Nowadays Buzbee can look down on some of those companies’ headquarters from his aerie in the Chase Tower....
  • Texas Deputy ‘Ambushed’ During ‘Routine Traffic Stop,’ Say Police

    09/28/2019 8:36:43 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Sep 2019 | Bob Price and Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas — A man stepped out of his car near the end of a “routine traffic stop” and ambushed a Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy on Friday afternoon. The execution of Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal came as he returned to his car after a pleasant conversation with the driver, officials stated. Dhaliwal later died from his wounds. Harris County Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal pulled the driver of a car over for what he believed to be a routine traffic stop shortly after noon on Friday afternoon, according to information provided by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Near the end of the...

    09/22/2019 5:00:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 87 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 22, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE: STANDING OVATION FOR TRUMP AT PACKED HOUSTON STADIUM — Indian Americans ROAR FOR TRUMP at ‘Howdy Modi’ Rally (VIDEO) President Trump spoke to a packed house at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday. President Trump held a joint rally at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas with Indian Prime Minister Modi. The stadium was packed! The CROWD ROARED and JUMPED TO THEIR FEET when President Trump told the stadium crowd, “We stand proudly in the defense of liberty and we are committed to protecting innocent civilians from the threat of radical Islamic terrorism.
  • LIVE: Pres Trump to Deliver Remarks at Houston TX Rally, “Howdy Modi-Shared Dreams, Bright Futures”!

    09/22/2019 9:42:58 AM PDT · by 4Liberty · 171 replies
    The White House ^ | 9/22/2019 | White House Youtube channel
    President Trump is visiting Houston to attend a large rally with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • ‘Howdy, Modi’ event could be a milestone towards enmeshing Indian and US interests

    09/19/2019 9:30:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Times of India ^ | September 18, 2019
    In a big moment for India-US relations, President Donald Trump has decided to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s diaspora outreach event called ‘Howdy, Modi!’ in Houston, Texas. Trump also plans to address the 50,000-strong gathering along with Modi. This is a big win for Indian diplomacy. Coming at a time when Pakistan has tried to internationalise the Kashmir issue, Trump’s presence in Houston signals that Washington is in New Delhi’s corner. It also puts to rest the confusion over Trump’s previous statements on mediating in the Kashmir dispute. The Modi-Trump meet on the sidelines of the recent G7 summit in...
  • Trump, Modi to address 50,000 Indian-Americans at 'Howdy Modi' mega event in Houston

    09/15/2019 7:11:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    India Today ^ | September 16, 2019 | Staff
    US President Donald Trump will be joining PM Narendra Modi at a mega event in Houston named "Howdy, Modi!". The September 22 event will be the first time a US president and Indian Prime Minister will be addressing a joint rally. Amid speculation if Trump would join PM Modi at the Houston event, White House issued a statement to confirm that he would attend the rally. This is the third successive meeting between Trump and PM Modi within the span of a few weeks after the G20 and G7 summits. More than 50,000 Indian-Americans from across the US have registered...
  • Why Modi is even more dangerous than Trump

    06/16/2019 12:57:57 PM PDT · by libh8er · 24 replies
    Rcochet Media ^ | June 11, 2019 | Gurpreet Singh
    The global community, obsessed as it is with Donald Trump, needs to wake up to the real danger coming from the world’s so-called largest secular democracy. While many politicians in Canada rightly make a big fuss about Trump, they won’t raise their voices against Modi, whose followers have made inroads into public and cultural spaces like the Nazis did. After all, India re-elected a right-wing Hindu nationalist, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with a brutal majority on May 23. His Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), known for its anti-minority stance and an agenda to transform India into a Hindu theocracy, secured 300...
  • Narendra Modi is what Trump would be without constitutional restraints [BARF Alert x 2]

    06/15/2019 12:06:16 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    The Week ^ | June 13, 2019 | Shikha Dalmia
    Both my native country, India, and my adopted country, America, are liberal democracies that are right now in the thrall of right-wing populist demagogues -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India's case and President Donald Trump in America's. Few would deny that between the two, Trump is the crazier one -- a showboat with impulse control issues. Modi, by contrast, a humble tea stall owner once, is a veritable picture of discipline and restraint. Yet Modi, who got re-elected by a landslide last month, is potentially more dangerous because Indian democracy lacks strong institutional checks on his illiberal ambitions. In...
  • Modi promises inclusive India after stunning election win (Trump harbinger)

    05/23/2019 6:21:00 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/22/19 | Alasdair Pal, Mayank Bhardwaj 7 MIN READ
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to unite the country on Thursday after a big election win, with his party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security. Official data from the Election Commission showed Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead in 300 of the 542 seats being contested, up from the 282 it won in 2014 and more than the 272 seats needed for a majority in the lower house of parliament. That would give it the first back-to-back majority for a single party since 1984. “Together...
  • Mosques planning protests against Trump & India's Modi Texas Event

    09/20/2019 3:18:08 AM PDT · by LoneCrusader · 25 replies
    Mosque's are not places of worship. They are regional headquarters for Islamic empires.
  • India’s Muslims quiver in the new dawn of an emboldened Narendra Modi

    05/26/2019 12:44:28 PM PDT · by libh8er · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5.26.2019 | Michael Safi
    Just after 1.30pm on Friday, the loudspeaker outside Sarai Alawardi mosque crackled to life, and more than a thousand foreheads were touched to the hessian mats that lined the ground. Towering over them were the skyscrapers of Gurgaon, a satellite town south of Delhi that houses technology companies, bowling alleys and other symbols of the “new India”. A day after the Hindu nationalist prime minister, Narendra Modi, claimed a landslide election victory, some in the congregation were anxious about whether this new country had a place for them. “These days, it isn’t safe for us here any more,” said Haji...
  • {Indian PM } Modi’s Campaign of Fear and Prejudice {against Muslims}

    04/17/2019 11:08:35 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 April 2019 | Hartosh Singh Bal
    India’s prime minister is seeking re-election by stoking fear among the Hindu majority of the potential dangers posed by the country’s Muslims and Pakistan.Members of the United Hindu Front at a protest last August in New Delhi demanded the deportation of Bangladeshi and Rohingya Muslims ...Mr. Modi is seeking votes by doing what he does best: raising and stoking fear among the Hindu majority of the potential dangers posed by the presence of a large Muslim minority in India. ..Since he first consolidated power and built his political capital on the back of religious violence against Muslims in Gujarat in...
  • For the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezs & Shehla Rashids, Trump and Modi have the same playbook

    07/21/2019 5:38:47 PM PDT · by cold start · 5 replies
    The Print ^ | 20th July 2019 | ABHIJIT IYER-MITRA
    Like Modi, Trump is probably headed to a victory with a bigger margin with this strategy and the Democrats are waltzing into the trap. This week saw some remarkable political manoeuvring from US President Donald Trump. The question is, what do we make of his “go back” tweets on the four Congresswomen – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar? Is it the new normal in US politics, where accusations of racism fly thick and fast and where not-so-racist House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prefers aligning with the extreme-Left against a more-racist Trump? When Nancy Pelosi herself was called...
  • Indian MP dresses as Adolf Hitler in protest against PM Narendra Modi

    08/13/2018 3:36:27 PM PDT · by plain talk · 7 replies
    Sky News ^ | August 10, 2018 | Sky News
    An Indian politician has dressed as Adolf Hitler in a bizarre protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Appearing outside the country's parliament, Naramalli Sivaprasad wore a khaki jacket with swastikas on the pocket and arm, and a moustache similar to that of the genocidal dictator. He claimed Mr Modi has gone back on a promise to provide more funds for his state, Andhra Pradesh, something Mr Modi's government has denied. Mr Sivaprasad alleged the PM "does not get the pulse of what people want and I want to urge him to not be like him (Hitler)".
  • Putin, Modi to talk economy in Vladivostok

    09/03/2019 8:13:11 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 3 replies
    AFP by Yahoo ^ | September 4, 2019
    Vladivostok (Russia) (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday will host Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for talks on boosting investment and trade, with a special emphasis on energy and arms deals. The two will meet on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum, which Russia has hosted in Vladivostok since 2015 to boost partnerships with Asian countries amid Western sanctions its 2014 annexation of Crimea. Politically, there are no disagreements between Russia and India, so the discussion between the two strategic partners will focus on economic matters, said Alexei Kupriyanov, an analyst with the Institute of World Economy...
  • India's Modi gives warm welcome to Israel's Netanyahu

    01/16/2018 12:59:35 AM PST · by beaversmom · 7 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | January 15, 2018 | Zeenat Saberin
    New Delhi, India - Diplomatic talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu are set to begin on Monday during the latter's first official trip to India. Modi accorded Netanyahu a warm welcome when he arrived on Sunday and vowed to "further cement the close friendship" between Israel and India. The highly publicised visit comes after New Delhi voted against the United States decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at the UN General Assembly last month. But despite India's record in abstaining or voting against Israel on the international level, Netanyahu's visit...

    08/25/2019 5:27:27 PM PDT · by rintintin · 32 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/28/19 | Gil Hoffman
    The Likud began a campaign on Sunday portraying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “in another league” from his competition. As part of the campaign, the party hung massive posters from its 15-story headquarters in Tel Aviv featuring Netanyahu with US President Donald Trump, Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on three sides of the building. A Likud spokeswoman said that there would be no poster on the fourth side “for now.”
  • Bernie Sanders at the Islamic Society of North America

    09/20/2019 8:54:11 AM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 09/20/2019 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    The organizers of the Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) convention, held in Houston at the end of August, had invited all the Democratic candidates for President to address them. It was a great disappointment to the group – which would prefer that the public not be reminded that it remains an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land case – that of the 15-odd Democrats invited, only two, Bernie Sanders and Julián Castro, accepted the invitation. And of those two, Sanders received the greater media attention and audience applause. Sanders was indignant about the “bigotry” he claimed was abroad in...