An Unfolding Tale of Two Genocidal “Buddhist” Hells: Myanmar and Sri Lanka
TRANSCEND MEMBERS, 15 Jul 2013
‘Buddhist bin Laden’ or man of peace? Monk leads anti-Muslim campaign in Myanmar
NBC News, 11 July 2013
YANGON, Myanmar — A monk has been dubbed the “Buddhist bin Laden” and the “face of Buddhist terror” after launching a campaign against Muslims.
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Colombo Telegraph, 11 July 2013
“Religious intolerance is a double-edged sword. If the BBS-types become dominant inSri Lanka, life will become as oppressive and obscurantist as in Saudi Arabia or Taliban-ruled Afghanistan– even for Sinhala-Buddhists. They will, in accordance with their limited knowledge, mean intelligence and narrow vision, decide what sort of conduct, music, cuisine, dress, art, science, education, health and living is acceptable or not. They will intrude into every home, interfere with every family and dictate to every man, woman and child. They will turn Buddhism into its antithesis and Sri Lanka into a land of ignorance, bigotry and violent-hatred.”
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Dr. Maung Zarni is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment, founder and director of the Free Burma Coalition (1995-2004), and a visiting fellow (2011-13) at the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, Department of International Development, London School of Economics. His forthcoming book on Burma will be published by Yale University Press. He was educated in the US where he lived and worked for 17 years. Visit his website www.maungzarni.com.
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