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MISREPRESENTATIONS OF HINDUISM IN
Hindus do not
have a history of invading other countries. They have not sent missionaries to other
countries preaching to them that their own religions are evil and trying to persuade or
intimidate them to adopt Hindus beliefs. They have not economically exploited other
countries as their colonies. They have never said that Truth or God belongs only to Hindus
and those who believe otherwise are unholy or sinners.
Hindus have a history of tolerance and respect for all religions, which is almost
unparalleled in the rest of the world. Yet we find that in the news media, including that
of India itself, anti Hindu attitudes are common. Hindus are spoken of in negative way
that is not done relative to religious groups whose behavior has been more violent,
exclusive or oppressive. Anti-Hindu statements
appear to be acceptable to everyone and no one questions them very much.