In this era of supposedly free news and information we find that certain ‘dissident’ voices are ostracised and placed beyond the pale. Hence we have the case of Julian Assange.
He is not alone in facing the wrath of those who would rather that the public be kept in ignorance.
Then there is Tulsi Gabbard, Despite running [...]
The very idea that western civilisation, and the United States in particular, could have nurtured radical Islam remains absurd in many quarters. Indeed it is America that is seen as the bulwark against jihad. How then could the leader of the free world, the founder of modern democracy, the nation that epitomises freedom, that in [...]
NEW YORK: A Sanatan Dharam temple was vandalised in Washington state with windows broken and the word “Fear” painted on it, less than a fortnight after another temple was attacked. Members of the the Sanatan Dharma Temple in Kent, about 30km from Seattle, who came for worship Friday “were greeted by shards of broken glass [...]
On Christmas Day 2014, Delhi-based novelist Chandrahas Choudhury wrote in Bloomberg of a chilling vision of the future: an India that is 100 per cent Hindu. He insists that this is the long-term strategy of the RSS, the national volunteer Hindu organisation from which Prime Minister Narendra Modi had sprung. Careful to also condemn the [...]
When renowned and respected atheist writer and philosopher Bertrand Russell recognised Bolshevism as being a religion, even he could not have foreseen the accuracy of his observations, and indeed the book which he subsequently wrote after visiting the emergent USSR. The unholy axis which worked to have Narendra Modi banned from America in 2002 involved [...]
The United States of America is a land of sharp contradictions when it comes to matters of faith. On the one hand, it is the land of Thomas Jefferson, Tom Paine, James Madison and Mark Twain who distrusted or denounced or ridiculed the Christian dogma and scripture in unmistakable words. On the other hand, it [...]
The brutal murder of Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati (1927–2008) was blamed for sparking of a wave of killings where rampaging Hindus massacred innocent Christians in India’s eastern state of Orissa. At least that was the view from reading the western media outlets which rely heavily on extremist and hardcore fundamentalist Christian outfits for their information. [...]