HINDU AMERICAN FOUNDATION SHAMELESSLY PARTISAN AND PRO HILLARY;
HAF’S UNCALLED FOR STATEMENT ON FUNDAMENTALIST MUSLIM HUMA ABEDIN ACTIVELY AGAINST HINDU INTERESTS IN THE US IS ROUNDLY CONDEMNED BY THE EMIGRE HINDU COMMUNITY
As a sometime cofounder of HAF who then decided that my efforts were better devoted elsewhere, I strongly suggest that HAF learn when to keep its mouth shut and when to open it.
It look like left wing pseudo liberal, ‘sickular libtard’ Gandhian twaddle is infecting HAF again, just as in the case of its ghastly Caste Report fiasco of a few years ago. This was universally panned and disclaimed then by leading Hindu mahatmas from India. HAF was widely condemned and nearly went under.
We now seem to see a similar death wish here. This support for Huma Abedin has strong overtones of the gratuitous stupidity and thoughtlessness of Gandhi in supporting the Khilafat movement to pander to conservative Islamic sentiments under the fond hope that the circumcised unwashed of Allah would support a unified India. It miserably failed!
Whatever may be the bonafides, (or otherwise) of Huma Abedin, HAF should know when to keep its mouth shut instead of opening it and putting its foot and that of Hinduism née Sanatana Dharma into it. HAF can do what it wants. We are / I am deeply offended that HAF presuming to speak for Hinduism in America commits the émigré Hindu population to supporting a stance of Muslim appeasement the community finds singularly offensive.
There is a Sanskrit subhasita which says:
Jihva agre vartate Lakshmi, jihva agre mitra baandavaha
Jihva agre bandhana prapti, jihva agre maranam dhruvam
It is through the tongue only that one obtains prosperity (Lakshmi), friends and associates.
It is through the tongue also that one gets bondage and death.
Our well meaning but often sastra lite / challenged HAF fearless leaders who deign to speak for all of Hinduism would do well to heed the verse above.
If traditional sastras are understandably a bit beyond 2nd gen Hindus raised in an alien culture, who run HAF, let me cite Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice and Gratiano’s epic speech. One expects that HAF would at least have read Shakespeare:
“There are a sort of men whose visages
Do cream and mantle like a standing pond,
And do a wilful stillness entertain,
With purpose to be dress’d in an opinion
Of wisdom, gravity, profound conceit,
As who should say ‘I am Sir Oracle,
And when I ope my lips let no dog bark!’
O my Antonio, I do know of these
That therefore only are reputed wise
For saying nothing; when, I am very sure,
If they should speak, would almost damn those ears,
Which, hearing them, would call their brothers fools”.
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