Hindus opposing EU swastika banBreaking News
Ramesh Kallidai of the Hindu Forum of Britain said the swastika had been a symbol of peace for thousands of years before the Nazis adopted it.
He said a ban on the symbol would discriminate against Hindus.
Germany, holder of the EU presidency, wants to make Holocaust denial and the display of Nazi symbols a crime.
Mr Kallidai said his organisation was writing to European lawmakers to highlight the issue.
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Lisa Kazmier - 1/20/2007
I agree with you mostly. Hindus should make their case for their symbol (and I forget their name for it, too). If I recall correctly, the symbol was slightly tilted by the Nazis. I thought the Hindus had it as more a box-shaped symbol. It may or may not include dots around the S shapes. Maybe there is a way for Hindus to work through this to represent their symbol for what it means to them and to differentiate that from the Nazis' appropriation of a twisted version of it.
Lorraine Paul - 1/20/2007
I think it is long past time that the symbol was returned to its original status.
When I was travelling from Kansas City to Flagstaff by train I saw an old building on the way that had the symbol (I don't want to call it a swastika) duplicated around the outside walls as a decoration. Of course this would have been built long before the 1930's.
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