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“Triumph of the Will”: Narendra Modi, the RSS and the “Big Lie” propaganda technique
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“Triumph of the Will”: Narendra Modi, the RSS and the “Big Lie” propaganda technique Original guest article By Jai Singh Previous articles in this series: “Narendra Modi and the rise of India’s neo-fascist Far-Right”, and “Nazism and Narendra Modi: The […]




Nazism and Narendra Modi: The ideological influence on India’s next Prime Minister
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Further to the previous detailed Loonwatch article about Narendra Modi and the rise of India’s neo-fascist Far-Right, some more facts have surfaced. Readers may be particularly interested in the following.




Narendra Modi and the rise of India’s neo-fascist Far-Right: The facts
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India’s General Election starts in April, with the results in May. Narendra Modi, the man holding a machete in the picture at the top of this article, is currently predicted to become India’s next Prime Minister.




‘It’s A Myth That Muslim Rulers Destroyed Thousands Of Temples’
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Richard Eaton is the Wikipedia, the Google and, many would argue, the last word on medieval and Islamic history in India. His bibliography is too vast to list, but the vast repertoire includes Islamic History As Global History, The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204 -1760 and Social History of the Deccan, 1300 -1761: Eight Indian Lives.




Complaint to God and His Reply
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Today is Muhammad Iqbal’s 136th birthday, which was celebrated with much revelry and reverence. We are swimming in a very different historical moment. We live in a time when, sadly, “Muslim thinker” will strike many as an oxymoron. Yet Muhammad Iqbal was arguably one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century.




Hindutva Inspired Anti-Muslim Violence Rocks Indian State
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The anti-Muslim violence that erupted in Uttar Pradesh the past few days was instigated by Hindutva activists who forwarded a video they claimed showed Muslims lynching two Hindu men, in fact the video was from Pakistan and had nothing to do with Hindus. T




Orientalist Feminism Rears its Head in India
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Protests following the brutal rape and murder of a young Indian woman have spread to beyond India to other countries in the region, including Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.




Thoufeek Zakriya: Indian Calligrapher Bridges Religious Communities Through His Art
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Thoufeek Zakriya is an Indian Muslim from Cochin who does does calligraphy in a number of languages, including Arabic, Samaritan, Syriac and Sanskrit. More interestingly, he is a Muslim who does masterful Hebrew calligraphy.




Shades Of The Old Punjab
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The Ghuman family of Sarwarpur, near Ludhiana, cannot understand what the fuss is about. Ever since Sajjan Singh Ghuman, an NRI Sikh living in England, rebuilt a mosque in his native village that was damaged during Partition, the shrine, as well as his family back home, have attracted the curiosity of outsiders.




Bogalusa, Louisiana: Residents Protest “Ragheads”
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Residents of Bogalusa, Louisiana were whipped up into a patriotic fervor based on a misunderstanding about a US military service member supposedly being denied service at a Texaco gas station (h/t: Al).