US university mulling ban on swastika

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  1. Rashna

    Rashna Senior Member Senior Member

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    US university mulling ban on swastika

    WASHINGTON: The prestigious George Washington University here is contemplating a ban on swastika, a sacred symbol for Hindus and Buddhists, as authorities believe it resembles the Nazi symbol and may hurt the sensibilities of some Jewish students.

    The move came after an unidentified student, who is Jewish, returned last month from a trip to India with a swastika image. He placed it briefly on the bulletin board at his predominantly Jewish fraternity's residence hall.

    One fraternity member who saw the swastika on the bulletin board thought it was some kind of threat and informed police.

    Everything was sorted out in a few hours after the complaining student realized that there was no threat. Police quickly closed their investigation.


    However, the student who placed the symbol on the bulletin board now faces permanent expulsion, Daily Caller reported.

    Steven Knapp, president of the George Washington University, said in a statement that the intentions behind the on-campus Nazi motif will not affect his determination to call it a hate crime.


    The Hindu holy symbol swastika. (Getty Images file photo)
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    "While the student claims his act was not an expression of hatred, the university is referring the matter ... for review by its Hate Crimes Unit," Knapp said.

    John Banzhaf, a famed public interest law professor at the George Washington University Law School, has taken up the cause of the embattled Jewish student.

    If the student suffers expulsion or any kind of discipline, the effect will be to ban a sacred religious symbol from the George Washington campus, Banzhaf said.

    University officials have "seemingly taken the position that posting anything which could be mistaken for a Nazi swastika" is prohibited, he argued — "even by students who are Hindus or Buddhists."
    US university mulling ban on swastika - The Times of India
     
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  3. rock127

    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    How long would these idiots stay ignorant about this Hindu/Buddhist symbol?

    A "University" is supposed to spread awareness and education and not these idiotic ways.

    This "University" should be declared a Un-Educated Institute.
     
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  4. Rashna

    Rashna Senior Member Senior Member

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    Its a pity that the holiest symbol of hindus has been vilified by its use as a Nazi symbol. And these ignorant people think its a symbol of hate....
     
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    Rowdy Co ja kurwa czytam! Senior Member

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    Not possible .... against the constitution.
     
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    How the world loved the swastika - until Hitler stole it
    By Mukti Jain Campion
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    In the Western world the swastika is synonymous with fascism, but it goes back thousands of years and has been used as a symbol of good fortune in almost every culture in the world. As more evidence emerges of its long pre-Nazi history in Europe, can this ancient sign ever shake off its evil associations?
    In the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit, swastika means "well-being". The symbol has been used by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains for millennia and is commonly assumed to be an Indian sign.
    Early Western travellers to Asia were inspired by its positive and ancient associations and started using it back home. By the beginning of the 20th Century there was a huge fad for the swastika as a benign good luck symbol.
    In his book The Swastika: Symbol Beyond Redemption? US graphic design writer Steven Heller shows how it was enthusiastically adopted in the West as an architectural motif, on advertising and product design.


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    Label from Swastika "eating fruit" (1930s); playing cards (1920s); and a Coca-Cola pendant issued for teenagers
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    20th Century fad: Fruit packaging, a Coca-Cola pendant, and a pack of cards, all from the US


    "Coca-Cola used it. Carlsberg used it on their beer bottles. The Boy Scouts adopted it and the Girls' Club of America called their magazine Swastika. They would even send out swastika badges to their young readers as a prize for selling copies of the magazine," he says.
    It was used by American military units during World War One and it could be seen on RAF planes as late as 1939. Most of these benign uses came to a halt in the 1930s as the Nazis rose to power in Germany.
    The Nazi use of the swastika stems from the work of 19th Century German scholars translating old Indian texts, who noticed similarities between their own language and Sanskrit. They concluded that Indians and Germans must have had a shared ancestry and imagined a race of white god-like warriors they called Aryans.
    Indian boy with swastika on head, and vase at Sensoji Asakusa Kannon Temple, Tokyo, Japan

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    A Hindu boy with a shaved head, and a giant vase at a Buddhist temple in Japan

    This idea was seized upon by anti-Semitic nationalist groups who appropriated the swastika as an Aryan symbol to boost a sense of ancient lineage for the Germanic people.


    The black straight-armed hakenkreuz (hooked cross) on the distinctive white circle and red background of the Nazi flag would become the most hated symbol of the 20th Century, inextricably linked to the atrocities committed under the Third Reich.
    "For the Jewish people the swastika is a symbol of fear, of suppression, and of extermination. It's a symbol that we will never ever be able to change," says 93-year-old Holocaust survivor Freddie Knoller. "If they put the swastika on gravestones or synagogues, it puts a fear into us. Surely it shouldn't happen again."
    The swastika was banned in Germany at the end of the war and Germany tried unsuccessfully to introduce an EU-wide ban in 2007.
    The irony is that the swastika is more European in origin than most people realise. Archaeological finds have long demonstrated that the swastika is a very old symbol, but ancient examples are by no means limited to India. It was used by the Ancient Greeks, Celts, and Anglo-Saxons and some of the oldest examples have been found in Eastern Europe, from the Baltic to the Balkans .
    If you want to see just how deeply rooted the swastika pattern is in Europe, a good place to start is Kiev where the National Museum of the History of Ukraine has an impressive range of exhibits.
    Mammoth tusk bird figurine
    Among the museum's most highly prized treasures is a small ivory figurine of a female bird. Made from the tusk of a mammoth, it was found in 1908 at the Palaeolithic settlement of Mezin near the Russian border.
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    On the torso of the bird is engraved an intricate meander pattern of joined up swastikas. It's the oldest identified swastika pattern in the world and has been radio carbon-dated to an astonishing 15,000 years ago. The bird was found with a number of phallic objects which supports the idea that the swastika pattern was used as a fertility symbol.
    In 1965 a palaeontologist called Valentina Bibikova discovered that the swastika meander pattern on the bird is very similar to the naturally occurring pattern visible on a cross-section of ivory. Could it be that the Palaeolithic makers of the figurine were simply reflecting what they saw in nature - the huge mammoth they associated with well-being and fertility?
    Single swastikas began to appear in the Neolithic Vinca culture across south-eastern Europe around 7,000 years ago. But it's in the Bronze Age that they became more widespread across the whole of Europe. In the Museum's collection there are clay pots with single swastikas encircling their upper half which date back to around 4,000 years ago. When the Nazis occupied Kiev in World War Two they were so convinced that these pots were evidence of their own Aryan ancestors that they took them back to Germany. (They were returned after the war.)
    In the Museum's Grecian collection, the swastika is visible as the architectural ornament which has come to be known as the Greek key pattern, widely used on tiles and textiles to this day.

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    How the world loved the swastika - until Hitler stole it - BBC News
     
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    Rashna Senior Member Senior Member

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    See the history of the swastika which i have posted.

     
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    Rowdy Co ja kurwa czytam! Senior Member

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    nice.
    Here in germany if people know you are hindu , its not a problem.
     
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    Its all depends on what 14 million jews of the world want.....rest of you 1.2 billion can go to hell...they don't care....they think they rule the world and you are born to serve them. If they mock others prophets..its called freedom of speech....if you just say "jew"...its called hate speech/anti semitism.
    The most hypocritical people on Earth.
     
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    Now what next....!

    Any symbol of atomic / nuclear energy should not be displayed.

    Why....?....!

    Because it may hurt the sensibilities of some Japanese people.
     
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    This is just pure hypocrisy.
    Israeli jews loves to visit India. Infact India is the place where they like to visit after their compulsory military service.

    There are 800 millions hindus in India. Majority of hindu, budhist and jaini house have swastika symbol on the front wall of their house.
    If our sacred symbol is causing them so much [email protected], then why do the jews visit India???
    If they have no problem with swastika in India then why do they have problem with swastika in any country?

    I should remind you again that fat [email protected] churchill was responsible for the death of 4 million bengalis in an artificially created famine and this fat [email protected] churchill was a jew.
     
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    US Bans Swastika :D

    US Seeks clarification on Banning Ford Foundation

    Look at them making an ass out of themselves on pure ignorance..
     
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    No one can ban Swastika from the world. Ask US officials to visit India and they will find Swastika worshiped in every household.What are they gonna d about that ? Sit in a corner, whine and cry.
     
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    If they ban Swastika, we must ban Holy Cross. We must tell correct history to our people how British Christians perpetrated genocide in India.
     
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    Firstly, you need to know that George Washington University is a jew-infested and jew controlled entity and very militantly jewish who react fiercely about anything they percieve as anti-jew. They are paranoid beyond belief and even if you say the "jew" they start getting upset. They want you to say "jewish" not "jew" Do you ever say "Buddhish"or "christianish" or "Hinduish" ...NO !
    Another problem with these total 7 million tiny Jews community in US is that suffer from grandiosity and think that world revolves around them and the remaining 7 billion people of the world do not matter.
    But, the good news is the best days of jews is behind and they are losing power every passing day now.
    They control US mainstream media and feed junk to Americans so that they remain ignorant and subservient.
    The awareless in public is rising and they are identifying the "dirty jewish game" and many are fed up.
    13 million can dream of ruling the world but they will never succeed ruling 7 billion people of the world..its time they shed their delusional ideas.
    Don't blame Christians ..most Christians do not have any problem with ancient Hindu symbol, Swastika.
     

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