What do you do when someone at the workplace forwards you mails very obviously "oh poor us hindus always victims" "ah those beastly muslims" i really don't know what to say.
To start with, just in case anyone reading this didn't know, I'm NOT a hindu, in any sense of the word that most people understand.
Secondly, official email ids should NOT be used for purposes of sending out your personal political / religious beliefs. Not everyone in the "to" list might agree.
Thirdly, how exactly does one respond? These are people you work with, some of whom who might actually like and admire for their way of working. Just as long as you keep your head buried in the sand about their world views to other things in life. I'd say its not a bad way to deal with things at office. If you really want to go further, well take the discussion to a pub. ( ah there hangs another tale! ) I make a pretty concerted effort to keep my political beliefs out of the picture in discussions with people who are not really friends, and with whom one shares a professional and often tenous relationship.
And finally for those dimwits who keep inisisting, "its all true, we are only telling you "facts" like how all muslim countries are pathetic, and how all indian media is hindu bashing, well dear sirs, how would you like it if i forwarded you one sided mails on burning feminist issues, which I will very obviously see with very blinkered vision? Would you really want that stuff in your official email, from a colleague, with whom you don't want to spoil relations, but who you might disagree with?
ah, another bit of steam today that i could have done without!