Tulsi Gabbard an ‘American politician’ Slammed CNN For Defaming Hinduism and Calling Varanasi The ‘City of The Dead’

Television channel CNN’s new series, ‘Believer With Reza Aslan,’ premiered on Sunday.

According to the CNN website, the show is a six-part “spiritual adventure series” which will follow “renowned author and religious scholar Reza Aslan” as he “immerses himself in the world’s most fascinating faith-based groups to experience life as a true believer.

The trailer of the series drew criticism on Twitter, after it referred to Varanasi as “the city of the dead”. Authors, politicians, and historians reacted sharply to CNN’s tweet. While many were quick to call out CNN’s branding of the city, others demanded that the channel and Aslan issue apologies.

Tulsi Gabbard born on April 12, 1981 is the first Hindu in the US Congress and member of the Democratic Party who has been the United States Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district since 2013. Today She lashes out on CNN on influencing people around the world on increasing misunderstanding and fear of Hinduism among them. She also raised the absurd ways CNN is using to portray Hinduism.

In series of tweets she just ripped CNN apart on using incorrect ways to defame Hinduism, She wrote:

While good people across our country are working hard to increase mutual understanding and respect between people of different religions, I am very disturbed that CNN is using its power and influence to increase people’s misunderstanding and fear of Hinduism.

CNN on Sunday aired the first episode of a new series called “Believer” hosted by Reza Aslan. For this episode, Aslan apparently sought.. to find sensationalist and absurd ways to portray Hinduism.

Aslan and CNN didn’t just throw a harsh light on a sect of wandering ascetics 5/ to create shocking visuals—as if touring a zoo—but repeated false stereotypes about caste, karma and reincarnation that Hindus have been combating tirelessly.

CNN promotional materials and trailers that included a scene showing a group of Hindus under a caption “CANNIBALS,” perpetuated bizarre and ugly impressions of Hindus and their religion. CNN knows well that sensational, even false reporting about religions only fosters ignorance that can lead to terrible consequences.

Indeed, Hindus are still reeling after witnessing terrible hate crimes in the last few weeks. Our nation celebrates religious pluralism and diversity. CNN must do more to foster greater respect for people of different religions. It is my sincere hope that CNN and Aslan will engage with the Hindu community moving forward to resolve the pain and outrage that the “Believer” episode on Hinduism has engendered in the community.

She got lot of appreciation on taking this stand in favour of Hinduism and against CNN.


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