Posts Tagged ‘Mahinda Rajapaksa’

The hardline Buddhists in Sri Lanka, like their cousin Myanmar Buddhists targeting Muslims

March 25, 2013

The hardline Buddhists targeting Sri Lanka’s Muslims


Anti-Muslim Myanmar monks: Sri Lanka redux?

February 24, 2013

Source: Anti-Muslim monks: Sri Lanka redux?  By Alex Bookbinder

A number of years ago, I had an interesting conversation with a Myanmar monk who serves as a good example of the young and savvy face of Buddhism in the country today. As zealous about politics and technology as he is the tenets of his religion, he is a prolific blogger on political, religious and social issues.

Having corresponded with him for many months, I finally had a chance to meet with him at his monastery, and we discussed Myanmar’s ethnic politics during a tea-fuelled session lasting the better part of a day.