Recently, a few Hindu priests were killed in Orrisa (India) by Naxalites/Maoists (an armed and powerful resistance force following largely Marxian-anti-religious ideology). In retaliation, many Hindu groups especially the VHP, declared state-wide “bandhs” in protest and also attacked Churches etc. In the process they ended up setting a Christian run orphanage ablaze which resulted in a woman being burned to death and a Christian ‘priest’ being badly wounded. What is the connection between the Naxal act and attacking Christian organisations, God only knows. But the following is my comment.
It’s ironic that instead of attacking Naxalites, who killed the Hindu priests (and of whom they are probably afraid of anyway), the VHP etc are attacking Christians.
Any excuse to take out violence on them!
It’s ironic because this is the very thing that the VHP etc use to attack Christians by alleging that they are forcefully converting… and attack any Christian establishment with that excuse without actually checking facts. But that’s ok. History repeats itself.
When Hitler wanted to divert attention from problems facing Germany, he blamed the Jews for all the problems facing Germany. that led to the Holocaust where over 6 million Jews were killed.
Any excuse… to divert from real issues… any excuse!