Dangerous hybridisation of hate against Hindus globally, says US-based research organisation

Updated: Sep 22 2022 11:44AM

Washington, Sep 22 (PTI) There is now a dangerous hybridisation of hate against the Hindu community, a US-based scientific research organisation has said, citing the increasing attacks on them in this country and various parts of the world.

“We've seen that there's been a growth of over 1,000 per cent and anti-Hindu slurs are stoking fears of replacement mixing with anti-semitic memes, with other forms of narratives, and hatred shared by white supremacists, by Islamists, and others, and creating a toxic atmosphere of hostility,” said Joel Finkelstein, chief science officer and co-founder of the Network Contagion Research Institute.

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 against Hindu temples had increased in the US, and in Canada, it is going through the roof.