Chicago Sun Times: India’s Hindu nationalism is also an American problem
By Rasheed Ahmed
In the heart of our beautiful city of Chicago, a battle is quietly raging over Hindu nationalism. First conceived in the 20th century by Indian admirers of Hitler and Mussolini, Hindu nationalism is a divisive political project that seeks to transform India into a fundamentally Hindu state where people from other religions, particularly Muslims and Christians, are second-class citizens.
Dominating government policy in India, sparking countless acts of violence against Indian religious minorities, and animating frequent debates among Chicagoland’s 238,000 Indian Americans, Hindu nationalism — which shouldn’t be confused with Hinduism or the tenets of that faith — nonetheless remains largely unknown to many Chicagoans.
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