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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:27 PM
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Priests Purify Shrine After Bush Visit
I don't mean to disrespect the Hindu religion, but I really find this story both apalling and funny! Shrub disgraces the USA AGAIN!

NEW DELHI - Hindu priests who look after the memorial of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi conducted a purification ceremony at the shrine after a visit from President Bush. But it wasn't the president who offended them, it was the sniffer-dogs who scoured the area ahead of his visit.

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The dogs, flown in from the U.S., were part of the intense security surrounding the president, but the Hindu priests believe they tainted the site.

Letting dogs into the memorial also drew sharp protest from Hindu politicians and Gandhi's great grandson, Tushar Gandhi, who called the incident a "national shame," the Press Trust of India news agency reported.


I LOVED the headline! I also am ashamed that our President doesn't feel he also should honor the beliefs and traditions of other religions and cultures.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060305/ap_on_re_as/india_b...

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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:36 PM
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1. earlier discussion ...
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:36 PM
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2. I bet that it was really B* that caused them to purify it!
They were just afraid to say so. ;)
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etherealtruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:39 PM
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3. That was my first thought ...
... they were far too diplomatic and polite to admit that "scouring" the shrine with disinfectant was a response to * fouling it!
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:41 PM
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4. How many ways can these guys screw up something?
First, georgie looks the hypocrite's part by having the sheer temerity to visit the shrine of one of history's most gentle men.
And they took DOGS into this special place, causing outrage nationwide.
What if one of those dogs had fireplugged the shine?
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KyndCulture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 05:45 PM
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5. they hate us for our freedoms? yeah right...
:puke:


ZERO respect for any other culture.
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