Washington, D.C. (April 28, 2011) - The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) strongly criticized the listing of India, the world’s largest secular democracy, with the likes of Russia, Afghanistan, and Cuba, on a U.S. State Department advisory group’s “watch list” of violators of religious freedom. The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) announced its censure of India for the third consecutive year at a news conference held at the National Press Club earlier today.
What? No Easter Greeting?
by Keith Koffler on April 25, 2011, 11:11 am
Updated 8:00 pm ET
Just when I thought the current team running the White House might have used up all its allotted mistakes comes word that President Obama failed to issue either an Easter or a Good Friday greeting to the nation.
Until there’s a problem with them.Fox News first caught the blunder and put it into context that makes the omission insulting to Christians. The mistake is odd enough to call into question just what Obama’s priorities are. By comparison, the White House has released statements recognizing the observance of major Muslim holidays and released statements in 2010 on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha.
Washington, D.C. radio station WMAL is once again being accused of firing a popular talk show host because of his criticism of radical Muslims. The station, a major source of news and information for the nation’s capital, claims that popular morning host Fred Grandy resigned on his own, but Grandy tells AIM that he was essentially forced to leave after his wife, who is also outspoken about radical Islam, was cut from the program.
Protests were witnessed in front of the Indian consulate in San Francisco, US, protesting the denial of entry in India to Prof Richard Shapiro, chair of the anthropology department at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.Shapiro's wife Angana Chatterji, who is a well-known activist, is a citizen of India and a permanent resident of the US.
She is also the co-convener of the International People's Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Kashmir.