We the undersigned are launching this petition as a protest against Angela Kaaihue, who in the course of her campaign has made abhorrently Hindu-phobic remarks. Ms.Kaaihue is running for U.S. Congress from Hawaii’s 2nd District against Democrat incumbent Shri.Tulsi Gabbard. An overview of her bigotry can be gauged by her statement that “(A vote for Tulsi would be a), a vote for Satan, a vote for devil”.

Such uncalled for comments are deeply hurtful to the sensitivities of millions of peaceful adherents the Hindu faith. Hindu Congress of America (HCA) would like to reiterate that we stand with the principle of Freedom of Speech and Expression as stated in the constitution. HCA would also like to state unequivocally in strongest terms that the kind of bigoted speech as issued by Ms.Kaaihue is not acceptable in a civil discourse. HCA welcomes Ms.Kaaihue for an education into the core tenets and principles of the pluralistic and cordial philosophy of Sanatana Dharma (a.k.a Hinduism).

Hateful words don’t reflect well of a candidate who is running for one of the highest office of the country. Above all, they stand in totally against the multi-cultural, pluralistic and secular ethos embedded deeply in the constitution of the United States.

HCA demands that Ms.Kaaihue immediately withdraw all her Hindu-phobic comments and issue an unconditional apology to the Hindu society in general. Also, in case of her failure to do so, we demand that the Republican party issue a strong rebuke to Ms.Kaaihue for her comments and disqualify her from primary membership of the Republican party.

Petition sponsored by: Hindu Congress of America Inc.

Principal Petitioners:
Shourie Bannai, shourie.bannai@hinducongressofamerica.org, +1 281 826 9596
Annant Srivastava, annant.srivastava@hinducongressofamerica.org, +1 281 624 5532
Gajanan Gaikwad, gajanan.gaikwad@hinducongressofamerica.org,  +1 347 932 3408

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Shourie Bannai
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