Ana Kasparian and The Young Turks “progressive news” organization has been on a crusade for a while to demonize Tulsi Gabbard. Recently they have been pushing a false allegation that Tulsi didn’t support a congressional resolution a few years back out of loyalty to a hidden Islamophobic agenda. That allegation has been pushed not only by The Young Turks, in fact they are simply amplifying a very well financed nexus of foreign organizations and activists associated with various governments and NGOs — whose purposes are many but one of which is to get the public to believe that Tulsi Gabbard is a bigot in order to “cancel” her to block her political influence. They are pushing the idea that “Tulsi Gabbard hates Muslims because she is a Hindu extremist” whose true loyalty is not to America but rather to “Fascist Hindu extremism.” As bizarre as that sounds, it is in fact being pushed as a part of a larger propaganda project, initiated years ago, by foreign NGOs in league with foreign governments. Aided by a variety of American business, political, and ideological helpers.
A major purpose is to inspire American political and business leaders to side with their own anti-India agenda. But there are other purposes as well. Tulsi Gabbard has been caught up in their propaganda plans simply due to her Hindu faith coinciding with her potential political and cultural influence. In other words, they fear that Tulsi Gabbard’s influence can interfere with their plans. They spread money around to various politicians, “journalists” and “activists” to help spread lying propaganda about Tulsi Gabbard out of an abundance of caution — just in case she is able to influence American policy against their interests.
I don’t know what she thinks the resolution was about, but clearly she wants us to believe that Tulsi is Islamophobic for not supporting it. What she doesn’t say, or maybe she doesn’t know, is that the resolution did not pass. Since Tulsi wasn’t the only person who didn’t support it — why is Tulsi singled out by Ana? She literally wants us to believe that Tulsi supports “the slaughter of Muslims.” Which I doubt she really believes, since 1) Tulsi has never promoted bigotry of any kind and has instead been celebrated by Muslim organizations, and 2) Many not-rich “journalists” will say anything if you pay them.
Chairman Ed Royce of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs commented on the resolution Ana Kasparian is referencing:
As Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, I am focused on the critically important relationship between the United States and India. Our two nations share many common values and strategic interests. India plays a central role in the Asia-Pacific region, and we must do our part to ensure that India is a centerpiece of America’s rebalance to Asia. H. Res. 417 weakens, rather than strengthens, the friendship between the U.S. and India. The resolution runs counter to all the hard work that the American people, particularly those in the Indian-American community, have done to improve the relationship.
Eni Faleomavaega, Democrat from the Subcommittee on Asia and Pacific commented on the resolution:
I feel the need to speak out and reiterate what I am on record as saying shortly after the riots and ever since. Like any other Member of Congress committed to human rights, I see eye to eye with the national and international community that what happened in Gujarat calls for justice and accountability. But India, like the United States, has an independent and transparent Judiciary and, after an investigation that has been on-going for more than a decade, India’s Supreme Court and its Special Investigation Team have not found any evidence against Chief Minister Narendra Modi. This is why I believe the U.S. should shift its attitude and engage in dialogue with Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, just as the European Union and the UK are doing, and many other nations around the world.
The “House resolution” Ana refers to is HR 417, it is commonly misunderstood by most people on the left because of a propaganda campaign to hide what it was, and who was behind it. It has been used as a cudgel to unfairly attack Tulsi Gabbard over and over for years. These are the facts.
- HR. 417 was introduced by GOP congressman Joe Pitts, a leading member of “The Family” which is a secretive and very influential Evangelical Christian organization in Washington D.C. whose purpose is to gain secret control over America from behind the scenes in order to rule the world as a theocracy “for Jesus.” The below quote from a 2011 article in Politico tells us about a scandal Joe Pitts was involved in with Pakistani agents of the ISI in 2004. One of the roles for politicians in The Family is to cultivate leaders of foreign nations for their ultimate subversion to serve as agents for members of The Family.
Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.) introduced a resolution (HR. 839) in 2004 calling for peace between Pakistan and India in the disputed territory of Kashmir — just days after he had received a $2,000 campaign contribution from Zaheer Ahmad, one of two men charged with distributing Pakistani money to U.S. politicians, allegedly under the direction of Pakistan’s military, according to the Washington Post.
Pitts’s office said there was no connection between the resolution and the contribution from Ahmad, who was charged by federal authorities with being a Pakistani agent on Tuesday, along with Syed Fai, the founder of the Kashmiri American Council.
The council is accused of directing campaign money and arranged meetings with U.S. lawmakers as part of the Pakistani spy agency’s campaign to get India to give up control of the disputed South Asian Kashmir territory.
This is from the Washington Post story:
The FBI now says that Ahmad was an unregistered agent of the government of Pakistan, whose role included funneling money to U.S. politicians. He is listed in the group’s records as a conduit for donations to lawmakers including Pitts, the FBI says.
The episode shows how Pakistan’s spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence, allegedly sought to influence Kashmir policy in Washington over the past 20 years, according to federal court documents filed in Northern Virginia this week. The FBI estimates that the foreign intelligence agency poured at least $4 million into campaign contributions, public relations campaigns and other efforts during that time.
The allegations have further strained tensions between the Obama administration and the government of Pakistan, which is angry about U.S. intelligence operations on its soil, including the May 2 raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
News of the case reverberated through Pakistan’s military and intelligence apparatus on Wednesday, where many suspect the timing of the charges was in retaliation for recent expulsions and arrests of Americans in Pakistan.
“It seems that some elements in Washington are against the normal ties . . . and whenever efforts are made to iron out the differences, then such sort of incident occurs,” said one Pakistani intelligence official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. He added that Pakistan would protest the accusations as “baseless propaganda.”
An FBI affidavit outlines a far-ranging effort by the ISI to set up a satellite of ostensibly pro-Kashmir groups to do its bidding, including similar organizations in London and Brussels. The Washington group, headed by Fai, was formed in 1990 and soon became well-known for its annual conferences on Kashmir and efforts to support friendly lawmakers with campaign contributions.
Fai and Ahmad themselves gave at least $30,000 in contributions to members of both parties, including Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.), a longtime pro-Pakistani lawmaker who was the largest single recipient, FEC records show. The two men also gave at least $4,500 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, $4,000 to Pitts and $2,000 to Rep. James P. Moran (D-Va.), plus smaller donations to Barack Obama, Al Gore, Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio) and others.
Most of the recipients have said they will return or donate the money to charity. Wimer said Pitts has given the $4,000 he received from the men to charities in Lancaster County, Pa.
But court and campaign records leave many questions unanswered, including precisely how much money may have been funneled to U.S. politicians by the ISI.
Financial records cited by the FBI suggest the Kashmir council budgeted up to $100,000 a year just for political contributions, many of which were allegedly dispersed through a network of pro-Pakistan advocates with U.S. residency or citizenship. So-called straw donors — who would be reimbursed by the ISI — were also used to fund the activities of the Kashmir council, according to the FBI affidavit.
2. Over the years there were many similar resolutions that favored Pakistan being brought up by various politicians. Then in November 2013, Joe Pitts brought up another resolution having to do with India. This is the one that has been used to smear Tulsi over and over by people with no knowledge of who brought the resolution, or who was behind it, or what its purpose was, and why ultimately some politicians pulled their support from it after initially supporting it. Why did they do that? As is common in resolutions they likely didn’t read it before supporting it. If the title of the resolution sounds good and a lobbyist explains it to you and maybe greases the wheel, or if a colleague asks you for your support for one reason or another, then support is given without reading through the resolution.
3. What did the resolution say? To understand what it says you need to also understand who was ultimately behind the resolution as will be pointed out in the next section. But suffice to say they are a coalition of members of the political opposition to Modi’s political party in India, with Evangelical Christians, Maoist political groups, and Muslim organizations with ties to terror groups and extremists in India and Pakistan, and to Pakistan’s powerful security service ISI. So the resolution seeks political advantages for the political opposition in India, and it seeks religious and political goals for Evangelicals in India, political goals for Maoists in India, and the goals of Muslim extremists and Pakistan’s political elite. For example:
(7) calls on Gujarat and other Indian states with anti-conversion laws to repeal such legislation and ensure freedom to practice, propagate, and profess ones’ religion as enshrined in the Indian constitution.
That is for the Evangelical Christians in the coalition behind the resolution. They want a freer hand to continue with their long time agenda of converting people in India. Which on the face of it seems like a reasonable request. That is until you get into the details. Theirs is a history of forced conversions in India, where wealthy Evangelicals target the tribal areas of India with promises of aid if they give up their traditions, family ties, and so on. But the aid comes only if they convert and then aid in converting others. This has been a long time cause of violence and other problems in tribal areas in India. Laws had been passed to restrict the Evangelicals to protect the tribal people from being exploited and from the violent repercussions. The Evangelicals did not like that and have started campaigns outside India to pressure other governments to do their bidding. They hide what their real agenda is behind false piety.
(8) urges the Government of India to empower the National Commission on Minorities with enforcement mechanisms, such as the ability to conduct trials and hear appeals;
This was the main objection that led politicians to remove their support from the resolution after it was pointed out to them exactly what they were supporting. This proposes to set up unconstitutional extrajudicial religious courts headed by Evangelical Christians and Muslims, with the legal power to target and convict Hindus for whatever reason they fancy. WTF? This is completely insane. But you only need to find out exactly who was behind the resolution, and then it will become clear to you who we are dealing with (religious fanatics).
(4) commends the United States Government for exercising its authority in 2005 under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to deny a United States visa to Narendra Modi on the grounds of religious freedom violations, and encourages it to review the applications of any individuals implicated in religious freedom violations under the same standard.
This section was trying to use the American government to influence the upcoming election in India. Even though Modi had been investigated and given a full clearing by members of the supreme court under the domination of the opposition party of allegations of not acting fast enough to stop the riots in 2002, that wasn’t good enough for the agendas of the political operatives behind the resolution. The same coalition behind this new resolution was responsible for the 2005 resolution to deny Modi a visa. This time they wanted to use the American government to make Modi look bad in India right before the new elections. That plan was to announce all over India right before the election that the American government sees Modi as a bad person.
4. Who was behind the resolution? A coalition of leading members of the main opposition party in India the Indian National Congress Party or commonly called Congress Party; also virulently anti-Hindu Evangelical Christian groups, virulently anti-Hindu Maoist terror groups, and virulently anti-Hindu Muslim organizations with ties to Pakistan’s ISI and various outlawed terrorist and Islamist organizations in India and Pakistan.
The entire web has been exposed — including a religious separatist movement in India which has been active in America and Canada for years, financing a future revolution in India in order to carve out their own independent religious state called Khalistan. They work with the above groups, all of whom are financed by the same foreign interests:
Those groups and people form a tangled web that is so convoluted in its complexity to hide the true source and true agenda, that it boggles the mind. In essence, the people and organizations behind the resolution are politically and religiously motivated with hidden agendas in India. For years they have been spending millions lobbying journalists, universities and teachers, politicians, political organizations, and think tanks. Their favorite tactic is to hide behind fake online paper only organizations that purport to support minorities. They have learned that American heartstrings are easy to tug and then control by falsely portraying themselves as saviors of minorities. More on that nexus can be found at: