Efforts to generate hate against Hindus globally : US-based Research Organisation

Mr Joel Finkelstein

Washington (USA) – The American scientific organisation ‘Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI Inc.)’ has said that Hindus are being attacked in the US and many places in the world and an atmosphere of hatred is being deliberately created in the world against Hindus. NCRI expressed this terrible concern while referring to the ongoing attacks on Hindus in the UK and Canada.

Joel Finkelstein, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer of the ‘Network Contagion Research Institute’ said, “We’ve seen that there’s been a growth of over 1,000 per cent. Anti Hindu slurs are stoking fears of replacement of anti-semitic memes with other forms of narratives. Hatred shared by white supremacists, Islamists and others are creating a toxic atmosphere of hostility”.

Presenting key points of his latest research at the ‘Building Representation and Education on Hindu American Lived Experiences’ organised by the Coalition of Hindus of North America (CoHNA) at the US Capitol, Finkelstein said that in recent months vandalisation of Hindu temples had increased in the US, while in Canada, it is going through the roof.

One report of NCRI said – Hinduphobic tropes such as the portrayal of Hindus as fundamentally heretical evil, dirty, tyrannical, genocidal, irredeemable or disloyal are prominent across the ideological spectrum and are being deployed by fringe web communities and state actors alike. Despite violent and genocidal implications of Hinduphobia, it has largely been understudied, dismissed, or even denied in the public sphere.