Posts Tagged ‘Sri Lanka’

Dialogue to promote Buddhist and Muslim relations in Myanmar

November 1, 2013

Dialogue to promote Buddhist and Muslim relations 

KUALA LUMPUR: More than 200 people are expected to attend a dialogue here on Nov 1 to promote Buddhist and Muslim relations in the region.

The inter-faith forum will see an exchange of opinions from participants of various countries to formulate ways in addressing social issues, said conference coordinating organiser KV Soon.

The International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB) website said the biennial international gathering would bring together “spiritual friends” to achieve this.


Furious Buddhists Are Making Life Hell for Sri Lanka’s Muslims

August 28, 2013

Furious Buddhists Are Making Life Hell for Sri Lanka’s Muslims

Muslims are under attack in Sri Lanka. Recent reports indicate that gangs of Buddhists have been roaming the streets, administering bloody mob beatings and attacking places where Muslims work and worship. Raw pork has been thrown into mosques, the Halal logo has been banned and the prominent Muslim government critic Azad Sally has been arrested. One dramatic incident ended with government commandos being deployed to maintain law and order after a gang of Buddhists injured four people at a mosque in Colombo, Sri Lanka‘s largest city, forcing it to close and a curfew to be put in place.


The Curse Of Intolerance

July 22, 2013

The Curse Of Intolerance  July 11, 2013

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

“Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi desires that all religions should reside everywhere….” Ashokan Rock Edict 7

The attack on Buddha Gaya is an outrage.

When the religious of the different religions refuse to coexist, when they accrue unto themselves the exclusive ownership of spiritual truths or geographic spaces, when rulers see in religions (and in the credulous religious) a means to temporal-power, societal-violence proliferates, wars ensue and tragedy strikes.


An Unfolding Tale of Two Genocidal “Buddhist” Hells: Myanmar and Sri Lanka

July 22, 2013

An Unfolding Tale of Two Genocidal “Buddhist” Hells: Myanmar and Sri Lanka

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Bama Buddhists are not alone in Nazi “Buddhist” Hell. 
They are in good company of the equally genocidal “Buddhists” of Sri Lanka.

‘Buddhist bin Laden’ or man of peace? Monk leads anti-Muslim campaign in Myanmar

Wira Thu and Rajapaksas’ Marriage Made In Hell

July 4, 2013

Colombo TelegraphThe Marriage Made In Hell

June 30, 2013

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

Religions may begin as vehicles of longing for mysteries beyond description but they end up claiming exclusive prescriptive rights to them”. –Richard Holloway (New Statesman – 15.3.2012)

Last week Myanmar banned the latest issue of ‘Time’ with its cover-story on the violent creed of Ashin Wirathu, the Burmese monk deemed the ideological leader of the country’s anti-Islamic terror campaign.

The Rajapaksas have followed suit; probably because the ‘Time’ article makes a passing reference to our own Wirathus and their political masters: “In Sri Lanka, where a conservative, pro-Buddhist government reigns, Buddhist nationalist groups are operating with apparent impunity, looting Muslim and Christian establishments and calling for restrictions to be placed on the 9% of the country that is Muslim”[i].


Religious dynamite in Burma

May 20, 2013

Google translation of Swedish news

Swedish Dagbladet  Religion dynamite in Burma

I Meikhtila i mellersta Burma har tusentals muslimer fått sina hus förstörda av buddhistiska vandaler.
SECTARIANISM Small colorful sticky notes and posters with the digits 969 has begun dive up everywhere in Burma. They sit outside shops, on cars and other places. The background is a wave of sectarianism that is sweeping the country.
In Meikhtila in central Burma, thousands of Muslims had their houses destroyed by Buddhist vandals.
Photo: REUTERS / Damir Sagolj
May 20, 2013 at 03:00, Updated: May 20, 2013 at 7:56 SvD IN BANGKOK

Buddhist Violence in Burma

May 1, 2013

Buddhist Violence in Burma By Barbara Crossette April 30, 2013

Policeman patrol a village in Myanmar in March following deadly religious rioting. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win.)

In the West, Buddhism is often understood as a religion of compassion and peace, with gauzy images of serene meditation, the hum of chanted prayers, a symbolic lotus bloom. So what are we to make of a currently circulating video of a robed Burmese monk wielding a sturdy pole as he joins a killer mob beating a defenseless Muslim man to the ground? In the background, mosques and houses are burning and Muslim children are running for their lives.


Buddhist violence against Muslims in Myanmar ‘wrong

April 24, 2013


London: Amid damning reports showing official Myanmar complicity in ethnically cleansing entire Muslim towns and villages, the world’s foremost Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, has condemned the violence that has left hundreds dead and an estimated hundreds of thousands homeless.

In an interview with Channel 4 News, he told Cathy Newman that violence “is wrong”. When he was asked whether he could do something about the attacks in Burma (Myanmar) and Sri Lanka, he said: “In a student-teacher relationship, whether it is supreme teachers like Jesus or the Buddha, no one can control the thoughts of all humans.”


Evidence of the cooperation and mutual praising of Hinayana Genocider Terrorists

April 14, 2013

Hina yana brothers

Evidence of the cooperation and mutual praising of Hinayana Genociders: Sri Lanka and Myanmar Radical Terrorist Buddhists

Birds of the feather. Sri Lanka monks are Bigot Terrorists committing Atrocities on Tamil Hindus and Tamil Muslims. Un had already reported about the Sri lanka Buddhist government’s GENOCIDE on Tamil Hindu LTTE.


Sri Lanka crowd attacks Muslim warehouse in Colombo

March 29, 2013

Sri Lanka crowd attacks Muslim warehouse in Colombo

Several people have been injured in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, when Buddhist monks led hundreds in an assault on a Muslim-owned clothing warehouse.

Buddhist monks were filmed throwing stones at the storage centre of popular garment chain Fashion Bug in a suburb of the capital on Thursday night.