Saturday, October 15, 2016

Democrat Peter Capitalizing on Swastika to Terrorize Hindus?

It is very disturbing to see in a multi-religious highly advanced country like America people are still prepared to inflame religious passions on the issue of "Swastika". The fact is Swastika originated in 2000BC and is an auspicious symbol for over 1 Billion Hindus and 4.5 millions Jains, 500 million Buddhist and 20 mil Europeans, Chinese and few others. The rotated distortion of Hindu Swastika, the Nazis has used in their logo, is markedly different and the differences are clearly visible to human eyes. Nazi Logo has a rotated/distorted image of Swastika drawn with black in a white circle within a red square or rectangle and it is a symbol of hate. On the other hand Hindu Swastika is always drawn with red vermillion and can be drawn on any surface including human body, on the head after complete head shave off of a child as per Hindu rituals. It is a symbol of faith and auspiciousness and used for all religious ceremonies including Hindu weddings, installed/drawn outside & inside homes, Temples and business establishments. So Nazi Logo can not and should not be called "Swastika" under any circumstances especially when it is an article of faith and auspiciousness for 1.6 Billion people around the world out of the total 7.4 billion world population. 

The first question that  must comes to every one’s mind is whteher it was Swastika or Nazi Logo that was drawn outside Peter Jacob’s house? Was it really an exact replica of  Nazi Logo that has a rotated and distorted image of Swastika drawn with black in a white circle within a red square or rectangle? If not why a media frenzy was created in the name of "Swastika" that can very well create unrest among the peace loving well educated very religious almost 3 mil strong Hindu community in America, especially their young children to create a permanent fear in their minds about their own religious symbol that represents article of faith and auspiciousness.

The Hindu community has not forgotten Dec. 2012 incident in Middlesex county school that punished an 8 years old for drawing a perfect Hindu Swastika along with a Christmas Tree as part of his assignment to draw some thing related to Holidays; on the complaint of his Jew Teacher. Before mentally traumatizing the 8 yrs old, the teacher, school principle and counselor should have spoken to a Hindu Priest or the parent of the child concerning the matter for which they themselves were completely ignorant rather lack any desire to learn about Hindu Swastika. These educators hurt the religious feelings of the child and also the religious feelings of the entire Hindu community especially the children living in New Jersey and other parts of America.

On top of that these ignorant Educators lost an opportunity to present the child’s drawing as a show case on “Unity in Diversity”. The child had drawn a perfect Hindu Swastika & Christmas Tree that represent Christianity, together on one sheet. Educators could have shared this with the child’s classmates rather with every school student of New Jersey and other parts of America by explaining them the meaning of both symbols. But unfortunately the child was mentally and emotionally traumatized and humiliated by the ignorant educators of the Middlesex County with a punishment and racial bias counseling.

We are a highly educated and advanced society, by associating the "Swastika" with the Nazis; first of all we are insulting and hurting the religious feelings of 1.6 billion people. Then we are only giving credit to the monstrosities of Nazi's horrible regime. Symbols have been abused throughout history and hence the importance of explaining people their true origin lies with the present generation especially the media, educator and the religious leaders of different faiths. Imagine the outcry amongst Christians worldwide if an African American teacher would take offense in a Christian child's drawing of a cross for a school project because the teacher's ancestors were killed by the Ku Klux Klan. And I highly doubt that any of our schools all over America would approve racial bias punishment & counseling like given to the 8 yrs old Hindu child, for a Jewish child drawing a star of David for the school Winter Holidays project that would have offended a teacher from Palestine whose family was slaughtered by the Israeli army.

Recently I attended a trial involving a young Hindu who has been found guilty as a master mind behind 5 incidents, 3 involving drawing of  Swastika (according to Prosecution) aka graffiti, 1 attempt to arson and 1 arson involving 5 Synagogues in Dec. 2011-Jan 2012 by his Italian friend. Incidents of attempt to arson & arson, the Hindu boy at that time 19yrs old was in New Hampshire, campaigning for Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul. Both were charged with domestic terrorism after 1 year of their arrest. FBI never charged them for serious crimes or even proposed that they should be charged under Domestic Terrorism Act at the time of their arrest in 2012. Both have been incarcerated in solitary confinement since Feb & March 2012 on a $3-4 mil all cash bail each. Only July-Sep 2016 their trials started in Bergen county and both were found guilty on 17-19 charges. In contrast the Boston Marathon bombing that took place in April 2013 killing 3 people and injuring an estimated 264 and atlease 14 amputations. The trial was completed in April 2015 and the accused was sentenced to death in May 2015.  


The Synagogue Rabi produced as witness by the Prosecutor was asked by the defense what was his first reaction when he saw the Swastika on the pathway leading to the Synagogue door. He said his initial reaction was may be some crazy kids did it! From his own notes according to him some one told him, "this opportunity (act of minor vandalism) should be capitalized”. He along with other Rabbi’s produced as witnesses agreed with defense attorneys that these were mostly acts of vandalism. 14 synagogues with the help of Jewish Federation official and a Bergen county Law enforcement officer  William Sloane got federal grant for enhanced security systems for their Synagogues by reporting the act of vandalism as Terrorism. The witnesses were further asked before this particular act of vandalism, “was there any other incident of similar nature, the answer was “NO”.  Any terrorist cell or group or individual connected with them claimed responsibility for the incident, the answer was “NO”. Did they received any threatening phone calls or e-mails or letters before this incident or after this incident by a terrorist group or cell or a person connected with them, again the answer was “NO”. Any other similar incident after this incident in Dec. 2011, the answer was “NO”. 

For the arson incident, Prosecution’s witnesses & Experts agreed with the defense that it was an amateurish act of arson because it failed to ignite fire and the fire was self extinguishing. There was no structural damage or major loss, even the bear bottle used for lighting the fire its label on the fragments was not burned.  Still 14 Synagogues took federal grants from Home Land Security to enhance their security systems by reporting acts of vandalism as terrorism. The application form for these kind of grants clearly states that grants can be availed if there has been an act of terrorism or serious threat of terrorism or valid perception of terrorism. The defense attorneys were linking the terrorism charges slapped after 1 year to the Federal grants received by Synagauges. 

Peter Jacob is an educated mature person rather than creating a media frenzy Swastika, Swastika; to create confusion and fear in the minds of Hindu children, he could have handled this incident differently. Especially being born to Orthodox Christian parent who migrated from Indian state of Kerala, when Peter was growing up his parent must have explained him the importance of Swastika as an article of faith and auspiciousness to Hindus besides the Nazi Swastika a hate symbol. I don’t think Peter is trying to revive his sagging Congressional campaign in Dist. 7 with absolutely “Zero” chance of winning against the  64 years old 4 term incumbent Republican Leonard Lance; a politically corrupt carrier politician since 1991 by creating the media frenzy about Swastika. If he is doing so certainly he is hurting the religious feelings of Hindus in USA.

Since 1914 Dist. 7 Congressional Seat has always been in the Republican Column barring 1975 to 1981 when it was held by a Democrat Andrew Maguire from Ridgewood . In Nov. 1980 he was defeated by a fellow resident Marge Roukema a Republican. After that only time a serious challenge has ever been given by a Democrat was in 2006 by very popular Assembly Deputy Speaker Linda Stender a carrier politician since 1988. The 2 term incumbent Republican Mike Ferguson won his 3rd term by less than 3000 votes. In 2008 Stender was defeated by current Republican Congressman Lance by a wide margin of almost 30,000 votes. In 2010 Lance defeated Democrat Ed Potosnak by 33,000 votes by re-establishing the Republican style winning of this district by double digit margins of 10-18%. In 2012 he defeated Democrat Upendra Chivukula by a record margin of 55,605 votes and in 2014 defeated the Democrat Janice Kovach by 36,000 votes.

Re-districting that should be used to create more competitive Districts is used as a scam run by both parties since 1981 to ensure the winning of the incumbents belonging to both parties for another 10 years. They swap areas to make each others constituency more Democrat or Republican safe. This is also called “Incumbent Protection Plan” in which Republicans and Democrats both join together to make sure no incumbent lose his/her seat. In 2011 re-districting the Democrats and Republicans agreed to a deal that virtually protected all the incumbents barring one for the sacrificed district to cut down the number of districts to 12 from 13. In other words they settled for 6-6 split for the future Congress till 2022 rather than creating more competitive districts. 

Looking at all the relevant facts related to “Incumbent Protection Plan” run by unionized Republican and Democrat; Peter Jacob does not fits in this plan to unseat Republican incumbent Lance in Dist. 7. Then for Peter it is his first election and he hardly knows how the State of New Jersey is run by unionized carrier politicians posing as Republican and Democrat. May be he is living in a fantasy world  and has closed his ears and eyes on the issue of “Incumbent Protection Plan” and legalized corruption in New Jersey. Then I do not find any record of Peter that he has ever used his vocal cords to raise the issues of political corruption, racism and injustice to minorities in New Jersey. He has never spoken against political corruption or demanded that New Jersey needs structural changes. That is to cut down the number of local governments with a big battalion of elected officials and an army of politically appointed officials and term limits for all public offices.

Now Peter Jacob has become the victim of political corruption by his own party. For that he will be committing a political suicide on Nov 8, 2016 believing that minorities can only advance and prosper under Democrat ruled state or municipality or county or country. But there is a silver lining for Peter that he is not the first Indian-American to commit a political suicide in Dist. 7. Before him another Indian-American highly corrupt Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula committed a political suicide funded by his own community in Dist. 7 in 2012. For Peter his youth and outsider label is there to defeat Lance in the general election but the timing and Republican composition of the district 7 are not in his favor. Even the Swastika frenzy to terrorize Hindus is not going to help him to win the Dist. 7 Congressional seat.


P.S. This writer has a reputation since 1997 of fighting against all kinds of crimes, misinformation, political & general corruption and issues affecting the Indian-American community. Personally do not support under any circumstances any kind of criminal activity, communalism, disrespect to any religion and vandalism of any one’s property especially the House of Worships. Very strongly support punishments for all/any crimes committed by any one irrespective of their social, professional & political status.

Dave Makkar
Community Activist
            &
Secretary: Indian Americans For Trump 2016 
Oct. 12, 2016



HINDU SWASTIKA                      NAZI SWASTIKA
              
SWASTIKA DRAWN ALONG WITH CHRISTMAS TREE BY 8 YRS OLD 


     
SWASTIKA AT PETER JACOB'S HOUSE NO WHERE CLOSE TO NAZI SWASTIKA. 



HINDU BRIDE WITH SWASTIKA SIGN OF AUSPICIOUSNESS AT HER WEDDING



HINDU CHILD WITH SWASTIKA DRAWN ON HIS HEAD AFTER A RELIGIOUS RITUAL


HINDU BRIDE & BRIDEGROOM WITH SWASTIKA FOR AUSPICIOUSNESS AT THE TIME OF THEIR WEDDING


THE AMERICAN SCHOOLS MUST TEACH BASIC THINGS ABOUT HINDUISM. THEY MUST TEACH THAT SWASTIKA IS AN ARTICLE OF FAITH & AUSPICIOUSNESS FOR OVER 1 BILLION HINDUS & MILLIONS OF BUDDHIST, JAINS & OTHER FAITHS IN EUROPE & CHINA. 

THE JEWISH LEADERSHIP & THEIR MEDIA AND MAINSTREAM US MEDIA MUST UNDERSTAND, THEY CAN NOT CREATE MEDIA FRENZY ABOUT SWASTIKA TO HURT THE RELIGIOUS FEELINGS OF HINDUS. THEY MUST STOP TERRORIZING & TRAUMATIZING HINDU CHILDREN WITH THEIR ACTS OF IGNORANCE.