AB Wire reports how Shalabh Kumar and Manasvi call “Believer” – a CNN show by Reza Islan – ‘an attack on Hinduism’
More Indian Americans and Indian American organizations have criticized CNN for airing the show Believer with Reza Aslan for its depiction of Hinduism.
The six-episode show was premiered on Sunday night and the first episode featured the Aghories of India, who are known for extreme rituals.
Republican Hindu Coalition leader Shalabh Kumar and his daughter Manasvi called the show as “a disgusting attack on Hinduism.”
“Hinduism has been attacked because a large number of Hindu Americans supported Trump during the election campaign,” Kumar tweeted. “I condemn @rezaaslan, CNN for airing Believer with fiction. Disgusting attack on Hindu Americans for supporting @POTUS @stephenkbannon @newtgingrich.”
The US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) urged CNN to stop the show from being aired.
“With multiple reports of hate-fueled attacks against people of Indian origin from across the US, the show characterizes Hinduism as cannibalistic, which is a bizarre way of looking at the third largest religion in the world,” USINPAC’s statement read