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    1. Bangladesh jails 2 Hindu teachers for insulting Islam

      DHAKA, Bangladesh — A court has jailed two teachers in southern Bangladesh for making derogatory comments about Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, invoking a rare law from the British colonial era that makes insulting any religion a crime.

      The case began when students at Hijla High School in Bagerhat district complained that the assistant teacher of a science class Sunday dismissed the Quran as the word of Allah and said there ...

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    2. Hindu group protests possible California textbook changes

      The Hindu American Foundation has started a campaign to keep recognition of Hindus in the new textbooks, which are slated for publication later this year.

      The foundation discovered more than 30 places in the sixth- and seventh-grade history curriculum where the words “Hindu” or “India” would be replaced in the new California framework. One example featured a change from “In this unit students learn about ancient societies in India” to ...

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    3. Longtime Del. Kumar Barve looking for surprise win in Md.’s 8th Congressional District

      He grew up in Silver Spring, watching Star Trek and dreaming of joining the space program one day. As a small, skinny kid with a funny name, he was bullied at Rosemary Hills Elementary, which he said went something like this:

      “Hey Kumar, did you go to church for Easter?”

      “No. I’m a Hindu. I don’t go to church for Easter.”

      “Bam.”

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    4. Bobby Jindal, raised Hindu, uses Christian conversion to woo GOP base for 2016 run

      Bobby Jindal, raised Hindu, uses Christian conversion to woo GOP base for 2016 run

      His religious education reached a higher plane during his junior year in high school, he told his dinner audience. He wanted to ask a pretty girl on a date during a hallway conversation, and she started talking about her faith in God and her opposition to abortion. The girl invited him to visit her church.

      Jindal said he was skeptical and set out to “investigate all these fanciful claims” made ...

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    5. A state religion? What’s next, North Carolina, secession?

      A state religion? What’s next, North Carolina, secession?

      As a North Carolina resident also proud to be a United States citizen, I’m starting to worry.

      Since Republicans swept the North Carolina state government, from the statehouse to the House and Senate, the tilt right has been unmistakable. But the latest move out of Raleigh has even a lot of die-hard conservatives shaking their heads. Two representatives from Rowan County have filed legislation that would give North Carolina ...

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    6. A Hindu guide to love

      Does the land that gave the world the Kama Sutras really need the lessons of V-Day?  Sure, Hindus allow themselves kama, or creative desires and pleasure, as an acceptable goal of life, though a lower one than that of moksha, or ultimate liberation.  Hindus even have powerful stories of Kamadeva, or the Lord of Love, enlivening their traditions, so where’s the need for Cupid?    

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    7. Indian Americans entering politics after years of keeping low profile

      Many older Indian Americans in the Washington area said in interviews that even after achieving economic success, they continue to shy away from partisan politics. In the Washington area, the most important social hub for Hindu immigrants is a large, ornately decorated temple in Lanham. Older temple leaders and other Indian Americans here described spending years immersed in work, family and worship, quite apart from American society.

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    8. The 10 biggest surprises of the conventions

      5. Tulsi Gabbard: Another 31-year old, the Hawaii Democrat was one of very few congressional candidates who got time on the stage, and there’s a reason for that: She’s good.  She was the youngest state legislator in the country when she was elected to the state House in 2002 at the age of 21. By 2004, she resigned that seat to serve in Iraq. Oh, and she will ...

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    9. Pakistan shuns prize-winning physicist linked to ‘God particle’ because of religious beliefs

      Adbus Salam, who died in 1996, was once hailed as a national hero for his pioneering work in physics and work that guided the early stages of Pakistan’s nuclear program. Now his name is even stricken from school textbooks because he was a member of the Ahmadi sect that has been persecuted by the government and targeted by Taliban militants, who view them as heretics.

      Their plight — along with ...

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    10. Combat bullying, but protect religious speech

      “Harassment, Bullying and Freedom of Expression: Guidelines for Free and Safe Public Schools” has been endorsed by diverse religious voices such as the Christian Legal Society, the Muslim Public Affairs Council and the Hindu American Foundation as well as leading educational associations, including the National School Boards Association, the American Association of School Administrators and the National Association of State Boards of Education. (A full list of endorsers and the ...

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