VHP-America’s Narsinghanand controversy is tip of Islamophobic iceberg – By Pieter Friedrich
“Islam should be eradicated from Earth,” said Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh based Swami Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati in 2019, adding, “All Muslims should be eliminated.”
Narsinghanand’s call for genocide drew fresh attention in mid-April 2021 after the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (VHPA) – the US branch of India’s VHP, which is itself the religious wing of the Hindu nationalist paramilitary Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) – invited him to conduct a recitation and explanation of Ramayana for Chaitra Navrati….
“Hosting someone who calls for genocide is unacceptable for US-based non-profits such as VHPA,” stated Rutgers University Professor Audrey Truschke. Referring to the religious-nationalist political ideology known as “Hindutva,” she called the event “another step – a somewhat extreme step – in the acceleration of Hindutva hate by US organizations.”…