Sunday, January 23, 2011

He Also Digs Hitler

Haroon Siddiqui outlines why Indian politician Narendra Modi should not be allowed into Canada. Apparently, Jason Kenney is considering it. One thing Siddiqui's column doesn't mention:

AHMEDABAD: Gandhi is not so great, but Hitler is. Welcome to high school education in Narendra Modi's Gujarat, where authors of social studies textbooks published by the Gujarat State Board of School Textbooks have found faults with the freedom movement and glorified Fascism and Nazism.

The Class X book presents a frighteningly uncritical picture of Fascism and Nazism. The strong national pride that both these phenomena generated, the efficiency in the bureaucracy and the administration and other 'achievements' are detailed, but pogroms against Jews and atrocities against trade unionists, migrant labourers, and any section of people who did not fit into Mussolini or Hitler's definition of rightful citizen don't find any mention." They committed the gruesome and inhuman act of suffocating 60 lakh Jews in gas chambers" is all the book, authored by a panel, mentions of the holocaust.

So, on that basis too, I would give the fellow a big thumbs down.


double nickel said...

I dunno, he sounds like a match made in heaven for the Harperbots.

dizzy said...

When Hinduvta was the national government they did this for the whole country --

// India's foremost historian, Romila Thapar, was removed from the Indian Council for Historical Research less than three months after the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took power in 1999.
The "saffronization" of history, say critics of the last government, depicted India's former Muslim rulers as barbarous invaders and the medieval period as a dark age of Islamic colonial rule which snuffed out the glories of the Hindu empire that preceeded it.
Memorably, one textbook claimed that the Taj Mahal, the Qu'tb Minar and the Red Fort, three of India's outstanding examples of Islamic architecture, were designed and commissioned by Hindus.
Randeep Ramesh in Delhi for the Guardian Weekly July 2-8 2004 //

I'd let him, if only to see the kind of flies he attracts, a la "Friends of EDL".

firebrand said...

JDL ally Ron Banerjee and his Canadian Hindu Advocacy have been Modi's biggest fanboys in Canada with Banerjee penning articles and letters in the National Post praising Gujurat under Modi. I wonder if Meir Weinstein is willing to overlook Modi and Banerjee's love for Hitler for the sake of his Muslim-hating alliance? Who am I kidding? Of course he is! And what about the CJC amd Bnai Brith? Will they protest Modi's visit or stare at their shoes and say nothing?