Article advocated for steps such as disenfranchising non-Hindus as a means of combatting terrorism, provoking outrage and calls for his ouster

A group of Harvard students have started a petition calling on the University to sever ties with Subramanian Swamy, a Harvard Summer School economics instructor who wrote an op-ed against Islamic terrorism that many have called offensive and inflammatory.

In an article published July 16 in the Indian newspaper Daily News and Analysis, Swamy recommended demolishing hundreds of mosques, disenfranchising non-Hindus who do not acknowledge their alleged Hindu ancestry, and banning conversion from Hinduism.

The op-ed came in response to a series of bombings in Mumbai that killed 23 on July 13.

“The first lesson to be learnt from the recent history of Islamic terrorism against India and for tackling terrorism in India is that the Hindu is the target and that Muslims of India are being programmed by a slow reactive process to become radical and thus slide into suicide against Hindus,” Swamy wrote.

His op-ed spurred over 200 people to sign a petition condemning Swamy and calling on Harvard to end its relationship with him.

“These are statements you’d expect a demagogue on the extreme right to say,” Umang Kumar, a student at Harvard Divinity School, said, “but a professor who comes here, who got his Ph.D. from Harvard?”

Kumar and Sanjay J. Pinto, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology and social policy, organized the petition with a small group of peers and then emailed it out to an initial group of 80 students.

“Both of us decided we really needed to take action,” Pinto said. “His comments are wrong on many levels. They put forth a vision of Indian society in which not all religious groups are welcome, which is very different from the India that both of us know.”

In an interview, Swamy said that he is a religiously tolerant person.

“I can’t condemn all Muslims. I’m not against them,” Swamy said. “I never said Muslims as a whole are terrorists.”

However, the petition accuses Swamy of using the July 13 bombings to write a piece that is inflammatory towards Muslims.

“Swamy has exploited this event not only to promote a vision of Indian society based on Hindu supremacy, but to disparage and cast suspicion on the entire Muslim community in India,” the petition states.

At the Summer School, Swamy teaches Economics S-110: “Quantitative Methods in Economics and Business” and Economics S-1316: “Economic Development in India and East Asia.”

In a statement sent by a spokesperson, Donald H. Pfister, the dean of Harvard Summer School, said that the school will examine the issue.

“At this point we have only a basic awareness of the situation and have not been contacted by the organizations involved,” Pfister said. “Professor Swamy is a long-time member of the Harvard Summer School faculty who previously was a member of the Department of Economics here. We will give this matter our serious attention.”

Pinto and Kumar plan to deliver their petition to the Harvard administration early next week.

“Swamy draws a lot of prestige and legitimacy from his position at Harvard,” Pinto said. “If the Hindu right were to come into power in India, he could very well be someone who takes up a position in government, so I think it’s important for members of this community to play a part in discrediting him and saying, ‘No, he does not represent us.’”

In India, Swamy leads the Janata party, a political party that held the majority of India’s Parliament decades ago but has since fragmented. At Harvard, he earned his Ph.D. in economics in 1965 and has served as an assistant and associate professor.

Swamy said that the Indian response to his op-ed has been positive.

“I don’t think anyone in India, except the left wing, has been upset by my article,” he said. “There has been wholesale support.”

But the backers of the petition were hardly supportive of the piece.

“Not allowing Hindus to convert to any other religion, not allowing other groups to vote unless they proudly declare their Hindu ancestry—it’s honestly kind of absurd,” Pinto said.

Kumar and Pinto both said that while freedom of speech is an integral part of a thriving academic community like Harvard, Swamy’s comments crossed a line.

“They stereotype an entire population of people,” Pinto said. “How can this man who expresses these views, who’s basically saying that India should only be for Hindus and not for other people, and denigrating all Muslims, how can he teach students at Harvard?”

  1. #1 by galwayspaniard on 07/27/2011 - 9:34

    But Dershowitz is allowed to stay at Harvard and isn’t 40% of the Harvard faculty or student body Jewish. Dershowitz says its OK to torture Muslims and anyone else felt to pose a threat to Israel. These zionists are untouchable but Hindus are not.

  2. #2 by Gary on 07/27/2011 - 9:34

    Apparently,the Indians have as much understanding of jew false flag terror as the clueless sheeple in America

  3. #3 by Bruce in Vancouver on 07/27/2011 - 9:34

    What about the Genocidist, Professor Noel Ignatiev at Harvard?

    Dr. Ignatiev does not believe his agenda is controversial. He writes:

    “The goal of abolishing the white race is on its face so desirable that some may find it hard to believe that it could incur any opposition other than from committed white supremacists.” Thus does he put whites on notice. If they oppose their abolition, they are “white supremacists”.

    Why is it ok for the vermin, Doucheowitz and Ignatiev, to openly support things like this?

    How about if I start saying the jewish people should be exterminated because of their sordid history and if they oppose their extermination they are jewish Supremacists?

    If it’s good for them, it’s good for me too. Right?

  4. #4 by Llyn Kidner-Williams on 07/27/2011 - 9:34

    The problem is quite simply people like Dershowitz being allowed to teach at any University with his brand of hatred against Islam and especially when one of Israel’s only friends in Asia is India which is conducting its own dirty war in Kashmir against the Population which consists of mainly Muslims and then it’s never ending dirty campaigns againsts Pakistan/Afghanistan always aided by Mossad/Israel. Since India became involved with Israel, they have seen nothing but terror in their streets but that is what friendship with Israel brings – False Flag Ops. just like the one in Norway.

  5. #5 by Stan Brunton on 07/28/2011 - 9:34

    Stop falling for the bullshit myth about a White Race or Black Race.

    There are no such groups.

    Geneticists agree that this is a manufactured myth with no scientific basis.
    The human race is real.

    Only the camp of Ze Master Race could believe such bollocks.

  6. #6 by Mark Propheter on 07/28/2011 - 9:34

    HHHMMM! “In India, Swamy leads the Janata party, a political party that held the majority of India’s Parliament decades ago but has since fragmented.” So this guy is a professor at Harvard. Which has a Alumni of 40% Jewish and is a economics teacher. Mean while Jewish capital is pouring into India at a alarming rate at the same time when tensions between Pakistan and India are at a all time high.Sounds to me Israels got a new dictator for India lined up!
    “How so Mr. Smarty Pants!?” some would ask.
    Well he has the very same ethnocentric and political views as any other Likud member or hardcore Zionist leader in Israel.
    He is a economics professor. So it can be said with certainty he knows the finer intricacies of usury. To be used to rape the Indian people.
    He is trying to resurrect a political party (Janata) which I will bet my left nut! Has the same racist views and philosophy as Zionism. Or could if taken in it’s most extreme vain.
    He has the prestige of going to one of the finest Universities in this country. All in all a perfect wanna be dictator! Hens I said wanna be dictator! Because there are many of these insider elite in universities in this nation and Europe who are being groomed to be the Zionist Puppets of there nations. Remember Bill Clinton went to Cambridge University in London on a Rhodes Scholarship. What ever is in the cards for this mans future you bet he is gonna be a major mover and shaker in India politics. His last name is Swamy ha? Got to remember that! I know how to remember it! I’ll just remember Swormy instead of Swamy! Because he sure seems like a greasy swormy character to me!

  7. #7 by MJ on 07/28/2011 - 9:34

    It seems that all types of extremists are coming out of the wood work, the BJP party (hindu extremists) always engage in hate speech against the Muslims of India. Swamy is helping to legitimize hatred towards Muslims.
    Perhaps they hate to hear the truth.
    Your Lord is One.

    “And your God is One God: There is no god but He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Behold! in the creation of the heavens and the earth; in the alternation of the night and the day; in the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the profit of mankind; in the rain which God Sends down from the skies, and the life which He gives therewith to an earth that is dead; in the beasts of all kinds that He scatters through the earth; in the change of the winds, and the clouds which are driven between the sky and the earth;- (Here) indeed are Signs for a people that are wise.Yet there are men who take (for worship) others besides God, as equal (with God): They love them as they should love God. But those of Faith are overflowing in their love for God. If only the unrighteous could see, behold, they would see the penalty: that to God belongs all power, and God will strongly enforce the penalty. Then would those who are followed clear themselves of those who follow (them) : They would see the penalty, and all relations between them would be cut off.And those who followed would say: “If only We had one more chance, We would clear ourselves of them, as they have cleared themselves of us.” Thus will God show them (The fruits of) their deeds as (nothing but) regrets. Nor will there be a way for them out of the Fire.”Quran 2:163-167

  8. #8 by germaniajimJim vonBeker on 07/28/2011 - 9:34

    hindus are just as warmongering as mussies.

  9. #9 by Ingrid B. on 07/28/2011 - 9:34

    yes, Llyn, it cetainly seems that anyone alligning themselves with the parasitic entity, becomes corrupted.. India is the eastern wing of the coalition of bullying nations, led by the US..

  10. #10 by MJ on 07/28/2011 - 9:34

    germaniajim the warmongers have their armies on Muslim land. Robert Fisk the journalist said their are more western soldiers in Muslim lands then their were in the crusades, they also use rape as weapon of war. They are the warmongers.
    Here is a video called,”What you did not know about the war.”
    Mussies? We are called Muslims.


  11. #11 by Daoud Rosser-Owen on 07/28/2011 - 9:34

    The police officer killed by first “Muslim” attack in Bombay had said (not long before he was killed) that the BJP was behind a lot of the anti-Muslim attacks in northern India and he suspected that the BJP was involved in the Bombay Incident. The BJP – and its sidekick the RSSS – are very cosy with the Israelis.

  12. #12 by Ingrid B. on 07/29/2011 - 9:34

    @MJ: yes, I too, wondered about gerrymanderingJim`s derogatory term, throughout time, muslims have had to defend their rights and lands from the true warmongers..

  13. #13 by Allah on 07/08/2012 - 9:34

    Muslims built dozens of their mosques specifically over Hindu temples. This is well recorded. Why should the majority Hindus always suffer. Colonialism is done, and a reasonable space must be given for Hindus to once again practice their religion as their ancestors. Quick story: In the 11th cent. the muslims repeatedly raided and eventually destroyed the famous Temple of Somnath and built a mosque over it. In 1950 Nehru and the govt. rebuilt the Temple near the Mosque. Muslims rioted killed hundreds. Why? It was an insult to rebuild something Muslims once destroyed. So not only must Hindus leave every mosque alone, even if they rebuild its and insult.

  14. #14 by ShelleyKasli on 07/18/2013 - 9:34

    Subramanian Swamy started his career as a newspaper columnist on the Zionist payroll. He is a Mossad puppet who wrote the blueprint that opened up India for free market loot during 90s and took convenient U turn now on the FDI issue, real twoface. Mossad through it’s dubious activities trained both the Indian Tamilians and Sri Lankans and profited heavily from it’s enormous illegal arms supply to both the sides eventually destabilizing the region that not only put the two countries on a collision course but also lead to the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi through it’s Indian stooges one of which was Subramaniyan Swamy. Punch into google Subramanian Swamy – The Mossad Stooge to know the real face of this two faced Mossad puppet.

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