India’s prime minister just selected an anti-Muslim candidate to lead its largest state
The head of the world’s biggest democracy just appointed to a top government post a person who publicly supported the death penalty for violent Muslims.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appointed Yogi Adityanath, a five-term member of India’s parliament who’s been called the “hate spewing ‘yogi,’” [mostly by Muslims and liberals] as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state. Uttar Pradesh is home to 220 million people — one-fifth of whom are Muslim. Three years ago, communal violence in Uttar Pradesh killed more than 60 people.