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Obama Should Take On Militant Hindu Extremists Not Global Warming During His India Trip

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The Associated Press White House correspondent Julie Pace recently quipped that President Barack Obama was going

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U.S. Embassy New Delhi / Foter / CC BY-ND

to India basically for the Republic Day parade on Monday and see the Taj Mahal.

But I note in The Week that Obama is arriving at a very troubling moment when the forces of militant Hindu nationalism – emboldened by the presence of one of their own, Narendra Modi, in the prime minister's office – are rearing their ugly head again. Among other things, they are forcing/inducing Muslims and Christians to "reconvert" to Hinduism and going after so-called "love jihad, an alleged conspiracy by Muslim men to seduce Hindu women and convert them. Yet Modi, who still has to wash away the stains of Muslim bloodletting on his watch, has said not a word against any of this. To the contrary, in fact.

Obama wants a climate change deal with India like the one he got with China. "But fighting global warming in exchange for tolerating religious persecution is hardly a good trade off," I note. "He can't ignore the political forces he'll be aiding and abetting in India."

So what should he do? To find out, click here.

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  1. So, our only choices are:

    (1) Global warming idiocy, or

    (2) Tolerating religious idiocy?

    I vote we reject both.

    1. JUST WHAT’S ON THE MENU, RC! PICK ONE!

    2. Idiocy all around!

    3. India’s internal affairs are not our fucking problem.

      1. Yet. But if Dalmia gets her wish they will sure be. Open borders means everyones problems are your problems of you live in a wealthy nation.

  2. How do you stain a watch? Usually they’re made out of metal and glass. Or plastic I guess if you’re into that.

    1. With a laser. Like this.

    2. Haven’t you heard of stained glass?

  3. “Obama wants a climate change deal with India like the one he got with China. “But fighting global warming in exchange for tolerating religious persecution is hardly a good trade off,”

    Shikha, are you just another person suggesting that one can’t walk and chew gum at the same time? Global warming is a problem, as is extremism in India, as is poverty in India, and so on. Are you suggesting that only one can be worked on at any one time? Ridiculous. It all has to be considered. Should India walk away from any talks with the US as long as we are using drones? Have we entered into countless agreements with nations that have questionable human rights records? Have we had questionable human rights records?

    Nothing would ever get done following your line of logic.

    1. Global warming is a problem

      Not really.

      1. Sure, it’s a problem. People aren’t buying enough Jackand Ace’s solar panels, so he’s having to make do with a used Gulfstream instead of a brand new one.

        1. HoHo, pudding! You really got me on that retort!

  4. He’s going for navratan korma and some garlic naan.

    1. You can get that anywhere.

      1. It’s not one of those “it’s better in the land of origin” things, like Italian food?

        1. I’ve been to Italy, and the Italian food in New York is much better.

          1. Having eaten pizza all up and down the Italian peninsula and throughout Europe, I can tell you that Italy has the worst pizza within western civilization, if not the entire universe. North America owns pizza now.

            1. There is more to Italian food that pizza, signore.

              1. There is more to Italian food that pizza, signore.

                There’s more to your face than an asshole.

                (just kidiinnnngg feel free to use that)

            2. I don’t know? Armenian pizza is pretty damn good.

          2. This is more offensive than “Block Insane Yomamma.”

    2. Nah, he’s going for wazwan and noon chai.

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  6. “Love jihad, an alleged conspiracy by Muslim men to seduce Hindu women and convert them.”

    I know there are plenty of beautiful Hindu women, and I doubt there are many young men (Muslim or otherwise) who wouldn’t love to seduce them.

    But this sounds like India style moral panic.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_panic

    Take your traditional parents’ worst fears and write them into the headlines, and your newspaper’s sales, your television station’s ratings, your movie ticket sales, your webpage views will spike.

    I wonder, does India have a version of Oprah/Phil Donahue?

    1. Love jihad sounds quite positive as compared to, you know, actual jihad. Funny how the weird conspiracy theory overwhelmingly nicer than the actual historical concept.

      If the Freman had shown up and fucked the Harkonnen to death, the Dune universe would be a very different place.

      1. It’s the social order this stuff seems to be threatening that makes it so scary, I’m sure.

        My understanding is that arranged marriages are still common in India, and the divorce rate is really, really low.

        The beatniks are coming for your daughter. They’re going to give her marijuana cigarettes and entice her into a life of white slavery. Don’t you know we need a drug war?

        Oh we got trouble!
        Right here in Delhi City!

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI_Oe-jtgdI

        1. Oh we got trouble!
          Right here in Delhi City!

          That made me laugh too damn much.

  7. I would rather Obama golf that concern himself with a climate change deal or militant Hindu extremists.

  8. Obama wants a climate change deal with India like the one he got with China

    A deal where they keep increasing their CO2 emissions for the next 15 years, while we agree to cut ours? Why wouldn’t we want another agreement like that?

  9. So basically Indians standing up for their culture in India bad. Indians standing up for their culture and refusing to assimilate in the USA good. What’s the Hindi word for chutzpah. What about for ethnic supremacism.

    1. DUR I MAKE FALSE EQUIVALENCE DUR /SH

  10. love jihad, an alleged conspiracy by Muslim men to seduce Hindu women and convert them

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  11. Brahmin GODSE killed Bania GANDHI when he approved Independent Nations for Muslim/Sikh/Christian/Parsi/Buddhist/Jain communities in 2nd Round Table Conference

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