“Only Donald Trump can save humanity,” says Hindu Sena Founder Vishnu Gupta.

Jantar Mantar, one of the greatest historical places in India, last Wednesday, witnessed an unusual hawan or homa (a Sanskrit word that refers to a Hindu ritual), for the victory of Donald Trump in the United States 2016 Presidential election. The hawan was performed by the Hindu Sena, a right-wing Indian Hindu group. A dozen or so of the group's members chanted mantras (a sacred group of words in Sanskrit that the practitioners believe have spiritual and psychological powers) around a ritual fire, asking their Gods to make Donald Trump, one of the most hated persons in the whole world right now, the President of the United States of America.

The fact that Donald Trump, during his campaign, made fun of India and accused the nation of stealing jobs, did not deter them from praying for Trump. Either the group has been ignorantly blind or they have been blind with Islamophobia when they conducted the hawan. The words of Vishnu Gupta, founder of the Hindu Sena, points to the latter. According to him: "The whole world is screaming against Islamic terrorism, and even India is not safe from it. Only Donald Trump can save humanity."

Vishnu Gupta, a person known for his radical Hinduism and his intolerance towards people belonging to other religions, speaking about humanity, would most probably be seen as an advocate for humanity only by Donald Trump himself.

The Sena had a picture of Donald Trump along with pictures and statues of Hindu Gods during the ritual. Offerings such as grass, seeds, and ghee were thrown into the ritual fire. They also had a huge banner hung above them with Trump’s face on it. The banner read: “Hindu Sena supports Donald Trump: Hope for humanity against Islamic Terror.”

Right after the hawan, the Hindu Sena took to social media to announce the hawan they conducted for Donald Trump. They also endorsed their full support to the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party for President of the United States in the 2016 election via the post. The post also read that they are all are victims of Islamic terror. To fight against the evil, the world needs a brave leader, and that brave man is Donald Trump.

After the news about the hawan broke, social media exploded with posts ridiculing the Hindu Sena. Gupta replied to those posts saying that he does not care. He is supporting Trump because Trump is against Islamic terror.

In another tweet, Gupta said unemployment is not India's biggest problem, but Islamic terrorism is. He signed off by proclaiming his undying love for Donald Trump.


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