Hindu group: Trump will be mankind's lone savior

Nationalist group prays to Hindu monkey god for Trump's victory, because 'he vowed to destroy Islamic terrorism' and is 'the savior.'

Ari Yashar,

Hindu Sena prays for Donald Trump's victory
Hindu Sena prays for Donald Trump's victory
Reuters

A nationalist Hindu group in India this week prayed for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's victory, and went so far as to call him "the lone savior of mankind" given his commitment to destroy Islamic terror.

Around a dozen members of Hindu Sena tossed offerings into a sacred fire and chanted Sanskrit hymns in prayers for Trump's successful campaign for the White house, reports Wall Street Journal on Thursday.

They held pictures of Trump with the addition of a traditional Hindu red dot daubed on his forehead, on either side of a drawing of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman.

Posters at the prayer rally read: "We Support Trump" and "He is hope for humanity against Islamic terror."

“We have kept the prayer to ask the gods to favor Trump in the election,” said Vishnu Gupta, the president and founder of the right-wing group Hindu Sena.

Gupta said Trump's promise to combat Islamic terror, and his December proposal to temporarily ban Muslim entry to the US that he softened this Wednesday, led his group to endorse the real estate mogul.

“Donald Trump is the man with brave heart. He vowed to destroy Islamic terrorism. Going by his statements, he will be the lone savior of mankind. He is our hero and deserves our support," said Gupta.

The Trump prayer rally to the Hindu gods led to some backlash and scorn on Twitter, but Gupta was dismissive of the critics.

"I don’t care for them. Trump is against Islamic terror. That’s the reason I love Trump,” he said.

Gupta founded Hindu Sena in 2011, which has called for a hard line against Pakistani Muslim terror groups. Back in April the group protested an event with a Pakistani singer in New Delhi and got it canceled.




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