Baba Ramdev, a prominent Indian yogi, is no stranger to controversy. He considers same-sex attraction to be scandalous and “against our Vedic culture,” but luckily being gay is nothing that can’t be cured in six months with the right kind of yoga (his kind) and meditation.
Now, the shady swami has achieved a new level of notoriety, by intoning that were it not for India’s pesky law against murder, he’d like to behead people — mostly Muslims, it would seem — who aren’t patriotic enough. Ramdev, you see, thinks the common phrase Bharat Mata Ki Jai — “Hail Goddess India” — should be a mandatory incantation for all Indians. Those who won’t say it should have their heads chopped off.