Monday, December 29, 2014

Religious fervor

It's not just Islamists;
Hindus also terrorists


SOMEHOW I STUMBLED across a story about Hindu extremists attacking Christians in India.

I thought only Jews were targeted around the world.

An Internet search for anti-christian movement in India turned up a slew of hits, including the following sampling:

  * Behind the anti-Christian violence in India :: Catholic News ... (

  *  India: A saffron corridor of anti-Christian hatred - Spero News (

  *  India's supreme court orders report into anti-Christian violence (

  *  Opposition to Christianity - Conservapedia (

Weed out Christianity, says Hindu BJP nationalist leader (

The copy under the Weed out Christianity heading reads:

Bangalore (AsiaNews) – A Hindu nationalist leader with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vowed last Sunday to weed out the seeds of Christianity in the State of Karnataka. On the same day, two Protestant clergymen were detained by police. Since the BJP has been in power in the state, there have been more than 200 anti-Christian incidents.

Speaking during India’s Independence Day celebrations on 15 August, Prahlad Remani, a member of the Karnataka State Legislature, said that he would not remain quiet until Christianity was weeded out of his state.

“People must remain aware and watchful about the spread of these seeds of Christianity,” said the lawmaker, who is a member of the ruling Hindu nationalist BJP, which has ruled Karnataka since May 2008. “The followers of any religion, including the Hindus and others, must weed out Christianity”.

The Spero News offered an article titled India: A saffron corridor of anti-Christian hatred reports that

During the past three years it has become evident that more than a thousand anti-Christian incidents have occurred, as there is a "line of extremism" across the states of Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat in central India, but also Andra Pradesh and Karnataka in the southern part of the country.

"There have been more than 100 cases of true martyrdom of Christians, thousands of displaced persons, hundreds of churches, communities and institutions attacked," comments a memorandum submitted to the President of India Pratibha Patil. Orissa is the "crossroads of hatred" and the attempt at "ethnic cleansing" against Christians, the memorandum notes.

Given the Muslim disease of "convert or die" and sometimes "convert and then die" I wonder if what is happening in India is part of the same mental illness.

If it is, is there a way to identify and quarantine people with the malady? Yes, I know quarantine is not "politically correct," but frankly, Scarlett . . .

Sadly, what is happening in the pipe-dream caliphate of the Islamists and the Hindu's prevention of proselytizing is not limited to Islam and Hinduism - we have as many narrow-minded, "I'm-right-you're-wrong" fools in the U.S. It makes no difference if they denigrate from a pulpit in a church or tent or parade around in low thread-count sheets or carry banners promoting hatred.

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