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I pledge to refuse food for a week in solidarity with suffering of India’s Christians

I am going on hunger-strike for seven days for the persecuted Christians of India. Today is day one.

Christianity has existed in India for almost 2,000 years, nearly since the time of its origin immediately after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But today, the powers that control…

American Enterprise Institute fellow spins conspiracy theory about my criticism of Hindu nationalism

When I woke on the morning of 7 December 2021 to discover that right-wing think-tank American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) Senior Fellow, Dr. Michael Rubin, had published a blistering attack on me, I was soon honored to learn that Rubin is a “neocon luminary” — that is, one of those war-hawks…

Team alerts Congressman Tom McClintock to violent Indian paramilitary

A team of Congressman Tom McClintock’s constituents visited him on 8 November to register dissent against US Ambassador Atul Keshap’s recent meeting with the chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a paramilitary with a violent and powerful presence in India.

McClintock, a Republican from the Greater Sacramento area of…

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