Indian-Americans, the third-largest ethnic group in the U.S., can usually be counted on to pull the lever for Democrats in national elections.
But 2016 is anything but the usual election. Indian-Americans this year are said to be trending overwhelmingly for GOP front-runner Donald Trump.
Prior to this election year, as many as 65 percent of Indian-Americans leaned Democratic, making them the Asian-American subgroup most likely to identify with the party, according to a recent study.
This year, however, is a different story as several groups of Indian-Americans, a majority of them Hindus, have formed political action committees (PACS) and created online communities and pages in support of Trump.
2. Anti-Trump provocateurs pepper sprayed in NYC
3. Kerfuffle at Trump rally
An official from Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party was reportedly fired Saturday after saying she hoped Israeli tourists injured in Saturday’s deadly suicide bombing in downtown Istanbul had died.
5. Greece commits suicide by bucket brigade
6. Police detain fascist ANTIFA in Germany
7. Watch protesters blocking road at Donald Trump Rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona
(I guess the crocodile doesn’t eat you last when you feed him. He eat you whenever he feels like it)
The suicide bomber who killed four people in Istanbul’s main shopping street belonged to so-called Islamic State (IS), the interior minister says.
Efken Ala named the man as Mehmet Ozturk. He told reporters that five people had been questioned so far.
Mr Ala announced a review of security measures and curfews in seven Turkish provinces.
Three Israelis – two with Israeli-US nationality – and an Iranian died in the attack. Another 36 were injured.
Eleven Israelis were among the injured. Two Irish citizens, one national each from Germany, Iceland, Dubai and Iran were also injured.
(Hmmm this attack seems to have very specific victims. Not a lot of Turks or Muslims among them. Hmm)
(OK so France seems able to learn from history. Could someone please explain to Hollande about the Battle of Tours?)
Thank you M., Wrath of Khan, Yucki, Shabnam A., Richard, and all who sent in news links and opeds. There is more in the machinery today. Stay tuned.
Here is a fun poll showing how Janissary Trudeau is wildly popular this long after his election. Its worth a read, it reminds one of being a teenager and reading a fanzine. Then click your answer in the poll at the bottom and click enter.