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@theintercept @TulsiGabbard @ggreenwald Tulsi Gabbard's congressional career was created by financing from US affiliates of the RSS, VHP, & BJP. The BJP (the ruling party) is the political wing of the RSS, a paramilitary founded in 1925 & modeled after the European fascist movements. VHP is the RSS's religious wing.
@theintercept @TulsiGabbard @ggreenwald 33-year RSS leader Golwalkar (1940-1973) praised Nazi Germany's racial policy & compared Indian Muslims to German Jews. He further called non-Hindus in India "traitors." Modi was 21 in 1971 when he became a full-time worker 4 RSS (while it was still led by Golwalkar).
@theintercept @TulsiGabbard @ggreenwald The RSS is accused of at least 10 major pogroms since 1969. These include the 1969 Gujarat Riots (400+ Muslims killed), which occurred a few months after Golwalkar demanded a Hindu Nation at a three-day rally near the state’s capital, Ahmedabad.....
@theintercept @TulsiGabbard @ggreenwald .... That was followed by the 1970 Bhiwandi Riots in Maharashtra (190+ Muslims killed), the 1983 Nellie Massacre in Assam (2,200+ Bengali Muslims killed), the 1984 Sikh Genocide in Delhi (3,000+ Sikhs killed — RSS accused of involvement)....
@theintercept @TulsiGabbard @ggreenwald .... the 1985 Gujarat Riots (hundreds of Muslims killed), the 1987 Meerut Riots in Uttar Pradesh (hundreds of Muslims killed), the 1989 Bhagalpur Riots in Bihar (900+ Muslims killed), the 1992 nationwide riots following the Babri Mosque destruction (2,000+ Muslims killed)....
@theintercept @TulsiGabbard @ggreenwald .... the 2002 Gujarat Pogrom (2,000+ Muslims killed), the 2008 Odisha Pogrom (100+ Christians killed), and countless other smaller-scale incidents..... Such violence led UN to warn in 1997 about rise of “Hindu extremism” within the ranks of “ultra-nationalist” groups like the RSS
@theintercept @TulsiGabbard @ggreenwald HRW warned in 1999 that RSS was responsible 4 violence against Christians & in 2002 that it was responsible 4 violence against Muslims. In 2005, U.S. State Dept named RSS as “extremist” group “implicated in incidents of violence and discrimination against Christians and Muslims.”
@theintercept @TulsiGabbard @ggreenwald In 2007, then U.S. Ambassador to India David Mulford explained that “the traditional muscle power of the BJP has always been the RSS.” In 2018, the CIA classified the RSS as a nationalist political pressure group.
@theintercept @TulsiGabbard @ggreenwald Read the link for more about the #RSS & its parallels to #whitenationalism and European fascism. Any interviewer of #TulsiGabbard who parrots same tired line about "meeting with Modi" is either ignorant, dishonest, or... something. U need to ask about RSS. raiot.in/white-national…
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