German Neo-Nazis target Hindus For using Swastika

Neo-Nazis are marching through the largest immigrant district in Berlin - Neukoelln on 23rd August 2008, targeting their venom at the site of a new Hindu temple. They claim that Indian symbolism on the new Hindu shrine attacks 'German' culture, because the ancient Indian emblem of the swastika will be used.

It is an irony of the most loopy proportions that ignores the fact that the swastika is an ancient Hindu symbol which was hijacked by the Nazi Party as its' official emblem in 1919. It is incredible then that the neo-Nazis themselves do not perceive this 'foreign symbol' as an attack on their fragile identity and may even use it during the march in their racially perverse version of ancient German folklore and pagan beliefs, which actually have a great deal in common with present day Hindu values, than with the genocidal, racist and xenophobic ideas of National Socialism.

It is also worth remembering that community of Indian descent which keep to certain Hindu ideas despite having resided in Europe for centuries. Treated since their arrival as marginalised untouchables, this community was targeted for extermination by the Third Reich: the Roma or Gypsies.

HHR Calls upon the German authorities to take immediate action against groups promoting xenophobic and racist propaganda against its minorities.

Source: Hindu Human Rights – Serving Hindus Worldwide