Hindus Join Effort to Rid Web of Hate

April 7, 2007

Author: Chris De Benedetti

Source: Contra Costa Times


FREMONT -- Longtime organizations that seek to rid the world of religious and racial intolerance have been monitoring Web sites they consider hateful since the Internet became available worldwide more than a decade ago.

Now, the Hindu American Foundation, led and founded by Fremont physician Mihir Meghani, is trying to follow those groups to win a similar battle.

The result is the group's 52-page report titled "Hyperlink to Hinduphobia: Online Hatred, Extremism and Bigotry Against Hindus."

Recently published by the foundation, the report says that exposing online hate speech is a crucial front in the fight against negative stereotypes about the Hindu religion.