Hey as a hindu who’s talked to many other hindus about it (and jewish people) can we just… drop excusing use of the swastika in western areas with the justification it’s a hindu symbol?
Like real talk, I don’t know how important it is to some people because hinduism is so varied, but nearly everyone I’ve talked to just doesn’t use it, and if you do I can’t imagine any particular reason to not keep it specific to your worship except straight up antisemitism.
Considering nearly every Jewish person I know said they’d feel afraid seeing it on someone/in someones house even if they knew it was hindu, because frankly having it on display is a blatant disregard for the feelings of Jewish people and the cultural issues they’ve faced & multiple hindu people said they’d feel uncomfortable seeing it in someones house as well.
It doesn’t matter if it originated and was used with good intentions. The historical significance and cultural associations we have can’t be ignored or avoided and neither can the fact that continuing to display it despite knowing the harm it causes Jewish people seems just.. not very hindu at all.
Non-hindus welcome to reblog