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.

In recent years, Adityanath has faced criminal charges of attempted murder, defiling a place of worship, and inciting riots in Uttar Pradesh — the state he has now been tasked with running.

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  • Yaakov ben Yehuda

    There are a lot of Asian countries with a different view regarding this religion that contrasts with any other country in the world. In Japan a fusslim can not obtain citizenship also pislam is not considered a religion and there are many Asian countries with some restrictions being applied natiowide.

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