Richard Benkin addresses Jagriti on Bangladeshi Hindus
By Dr. Richard L. Benkin
Recently, a member of the United States Congress asked me to join her at a private meeting with some Yazidis—that Middle Eastern group threatened with extermination by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS....After the meeting, I told [her] that everything happening to the Yazidi—the murders, religious desecration, land seizures, and the criminal treatment of Yazidi women—is happening to Hindus in Bangladesh, except it is happening to the Yazidi all at once. For Bangladeshi Hindus, it has been a less dramatic but no less genocidal process taking place over decades. Read on.
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A QUIET CASE OF ETHNIC CLEANSING: THE MURDER OF BANGLADESH'S HINDUS is now available.
Chicago (USA): American Jewish activist, Dr. Richard L. Benkin, returned to the United States after an extensive mission to India on behalf of Hindu refugees from Bangladesh. After stops in Delhi and Lucknow, Benkin trekked throughout West Bengal, and near porous borders with Bangladesh, Nepal, and China....Read on.
Bangladesh’s Vested Property Act (VPA) is a racist law. It provides the government—which really means the corrupt politicians in the ruling party—with the power to seize the homes and farms of innocent citizens and distribute them as graft to their cronies....Read on.
On November 1, 2008, Richard Benkin gave the Arvind Ghosh Memorial Lecture in Chicago. He spoke about an India-Israel-United States Alliance against radical Islam, the ethnic cleansing of Bangladeshi Hindus, and action we can take. He received a standing ovation when finished. Read on.
The Obama administration and State Department will tell you that it is only isolated acts by individuals. The government in New Delhi will say you are stirring up anti-Muslim sentiment. But it is real and happening now. I have seen it first-hand.......Read on.
In Spring 2009, a small Hindu community in Dhaka was attacked by its Muslim neighbors. The Bangladeshi police not only failed to act, but some actually took part in the violence. Yet, the media outside of Bangladesh was silent except for India's Daily Pioneer. Are my sources really that much better than CNN's? Read on.