എന്നാല് ഇസ്ലാമിക തീവ്രവാദം ഉന്മൂലനം ചെയ്യണമെന്നു പറഞ്ഞ പ്രസിഡന്റ് ട്രമ്പ്, ഹിന്ദുത്വ തീവ്രവാദത്തിനെതിരെ പരസ്യ നിലപാട് എടുക്കാതിരുന്നത്നിരാശാജനകമാണെന്നും ഫിയകോന പ്രസ്താവനയില് ചൂണ്ടിക്കാട്ടി.
Washington DC, June 27. FIACONA (Federation of Indian Christians in North America) is happy to note that President Trump raised concerns about anti-Christian policies and the Hindu radical vigilantism carried out by Prime Minister Modi’s supporters against innocent people across India, in a private meetings with him yesterday at the White House.
However, FIACONA is deeply disappointed that the President who emphasized the need to eradicate Islamic radicalism in public, missed a historic opportunity to speak out openly against the devastating impact Hindu radicalism has on Christians in India.
History would judge President Trump harshly for this omission to speak out openly in support of a 2000 year old church that is bleeding in the hands of the man he hosted yesterday at the White House.
American people fully understand the urgency in fighting radical Islamic fundamentalism, however, if that is done at the expense of fighting Hindu radicalism which is posing an imminent danger to the well-being of Christians, it may not bode well for our nation nor will it be consistent with our long-time commitment to the values we so cherish.
Modi’s government has been actively shutting down Christian worship places and social organizations at an alarming rate.
Christendom which expected President
Trump to be on the right side of the history is seen as abandoning the lives of
over 300 million Christians and other non-Hindus for short term gains.
Vulnerable Indian Christian population that has been bleeding under the radical Hindu extremism feels let down by President Trump.
In Modi’s India today, bigotry is masquerading as nationalism, creative freedom being proscribed, freedom of speech and expression being brutally crushed by the state and the Institutions of democracy slowly being undermined by Modi whom our President called a True Friend.' It is about time, U.S. administration realizes that the so-called bond based on shared ideals is increasingly becoming a thing of the past. The man who is presiding over this historic wrong in India cannot be a friend of anyone, let alone our President.
When asked if President Trump considers a radical Hindu nationalist as his True Friend, because it surely looked like Mr. Trump called Modi a True Friend in his tweets and in his comments, a friend of Mr. Trump pointed out that the President calls the people of India as his True Friends. He said the President wants the people of India to know that they have a True Friend at the White House and not necessarily Mr. Modi personally. But still President’s reluctance to stand openly with a bleeding Christian population is a great concern for the American people who elected him to the office.