Tulsi Gabbard defended Modi for the 2002 pogrom against Muslims in the state of Gujarat when he was chief minister. She answered a reporters’ question about the massacre by smugly asking, “Do you know what instigated those riots?” It was her attempt to blame Muslims when for several days Hindutva mobs incited by Modi rampaged the city slaughtering men, women & children, raping women, burning houses, vandalizing property, looting shops. More than 2,000 people, mostly Muslims, died in the massacre. That, along with her support for Assad & the blockade of Kashmir, is the measure of Gabbard’s politics.