Author: Pieter Friedrich

Pieter Friedrich is an author and public speaker specializing in analysis of historical and current affairs in South Asia.

He speaks frequently about issues such as human rights in India, the spread of nationalism, political ideologies and growing politicization of religious extremism, authoritarian government structures and policies, and the need to unify around doctrines of liberty.

Friedrich is a student of world religions, human liberties, economic action, imperialism, and South Asian history and culture. He has a penchant for learning about Ambedkar, American police reform, caste, civil liberties, the Dalit Bahujan movement, Gandhi, genocide, Hindu nationalism, the lives of human rights defenders, Mughal history, Nazi history, Sikhism, state-sponsored atrocities, torture, U.S. foreign policy, and white supremacy. Above all, he’s interested in replacing politics of hate with politics of reconciliation.

April 25, 2019 /

Breivik praised “the policy of right-wing Hindu nationalism (or Hindutva) which seeks to make the Indian state into a ‘Hindu nation’” and noted that this agenda is promoted by the RSS and its “political arm,” the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). “They dominate the streets… and often riot and attack Muslims,” he explained.The RSS does, indeed, dominate the streets.