Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Why Hindu nationalists are backing the French far right?

 Hindu nationalists in India are backing the French far right due to their shared anti-Muslim sentiment and the belief that their respective countries are losing their cultural identity

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 Hindu nationalism is a political ideology that believes Indian national identity and culture are inseparable from the Hindu religion
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 The ideology has been associated with right-wing extremism and fascism due to its association with intolerance of minorities, particularly anti-Muslim sentiment and violence in India
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The French far right has received backing from Hindutva supporters in India, with the latter’s social media accounts vocally supporting action and even violence against protesters
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 The French far right has blamed immigrants, especially Muslims of North African origin, for France allegedly losing its French cultural identity, which according to them was based on markers such as Christianity and Whiteness
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Hindu nationalists and the French far right share a common belief in the importance of preserving their respective cultures and identities, which they believe are under threat from immigration and multiculturalism
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 They also share a common opposition to secularism and a belief in the importance of religion in public life
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In conclusion, Hindu nationalists in India are backing the French far right due to their shared anti-Muslim sentiment and belief in the importance of preserving their respective cultures and identities.

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