In the long line of Trump supporters, there have been some pretty big names.
Celebrities, politicians, friends, family, and even world leaders have shown their support for the man some call The Donald, hoping that he brings about true change not only for politics, but for America as a whole. He’s even garnering attention from overseas.
As I said, he’s received huge support, but possibly none as big as this. In India, the Hindu Sena, a reactionary Hindu nationalist political organization has just endorsed Donald Trump for his stance on Radical Islam and how he wants to wipe it out in American society.
This is awesome.
The Hindu Sena, a reactionary Hindu nationalist political organization in India, has endorsed U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump for his strong stance against what the group called “Islamic terror.”
The endorsement ceremony, which took place today in Delhi through scorching heat that exceeded 100 degrees, featured a small fire surrounded by photographs of the presumptive Republican nominee adorned with dots made with red kumkuma powder, a substance commonly used in religious ceremonies as a blessing.
An image of Hanuman, a Hindu god typically associated with the virtues of strength and endurance, was positioned in between iconography of Trump. Posters were hung broadcasting the phrase “We Love Trump,” and a news release issued by the group celebrated Trump’s “brave heart” in fighting the “evil” of Islamic terror.
“Donald Trump will break the back of Islamic terror,” Vishnu Gupta, the president of Hindu Sena, told the Indian news website Scroll. “Bombs are falling everywhere, in Iran, Iraq. Even India is suffering from Islamic terror.”
And that last sentence is an important point when you think about Islamic terror. It doesn’t just effect the U.S. and when countries look up to a nation, they look up to America to see what stance they have on these global issies of terrorism. Trump’s stance is, “Wipe them out.”
The Hindu Sena represents just one small group of a larger network of Hindu nationalist organizations in India that are vocal critics of Islamic terrorism, but is the first known group to endorse a 2016 candidate in the U.S. race for president.
Trump’s staunch anti-terror rhetoric, including his controversial proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States, represents the kind of language that might be attractive to India’s hardliners, who have stirred controversy in the country by banning beef production in Maharashtra, forcing conversions to Hinduism and allegedly instigating violence against the country’s estimated 172 million Muslims, a little less than 15 percent of the country’s population.
Take it from a nation with more than 170 million Muslims, Trump’s the man for this job.