Skip to comments.Buddhist vigilantes kill 9 Muslims in Myanmar violence
Posted on 06/04/2012 2:06:59 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Buddhist vigilantes in western Myanmar attacked a passenger bus and killed nine Muslims, police said on Monday, the deadliest communal violence in the tense region since a reformist government took power a year ago.
The bus was besieged near Taunggoke town in the western state of Rakhine on Sunday evening by a group who blamed some of its passengers for the murder of a Buddhist woman a week ago, said local residents and politicians. One of those killed was travelling in a separate car.
Rakhine is home to Myanmar's largest concentration of Muslims, but their presence is often resented by the Buddhist majority. The resentment is particularly sharp for Rohingya Muslims, whose roots date back to the 1820s when they were brought to the country as laborers by colonial power Britain.
Ko Kyaw Lay, a local Muslim and a human rights activist who belongs to an opposition party, said none of those killed were Rohingyas.
Police could not immediately confirm all of the details.
In a separate incident on Sunday in Sittwe, the Rakhine capital, 10 people were shot and wounded when riot police tried to break up a protest, witnesses said. They said the rally by some 200 people was unrelated to the attack on the bus.
Protesters threw rocks at police, who responded by firing into the air and a 13-year-old novice monk was among those wounded, the witnesses said.
Myanmar is one of Southeast Asia's most ethnically diverse countries, where sectarian and ethnic tensions still persist, despite a new political climate and broad reforms by a civilian-led government that says it has made peace and national unity a priority since it replaced a military junta 15 months ago.
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Take the IED out of my hand, grasshopper.
Even the most peaceful people can get tired of abuse and strike back.
We must be clear, there are no Muslim vigilantes, they are all freedom fighters.
Yup, while this is not characteristic of Buddhists, even they must get fed up.
The Buddhists were heard shouting “Alluh Akbar” as they left. </s>
Kill or be killed.
Killed 9? Sounds like a good start. Shaolin monks tired of taking crap?
It would appear they achieved enlightenment. Good for them.
Where do I donate?
Yes indeed. I would loan them my barlow pig sticker!
Wow!!! I am SO rubbing their belly!
“Buddhist” vigilantes? Call me skeptical...
Guess these Buddhists decided that in a crisis, meditation alone just wasn’t cutting it. Good on them.
Gee, d’ya think the guyz in saffron robes might agree with my tagline?
So even the Buddhists are getting a little intolerant? Good.
It’s funny (as in ‘interesting’ funny). Wiccans, Buddhists, Rastafarians, Shinto, hell even adherents to Santa Muerte and Santaria can live in proximity without a holy war erupting. The only one that refuses to is Islam.
That’s fine. We have all the intelligence, none of the inbreeding and lots of firearms. They have rocks and explosives they blow more of themselves up with than us.
We ultimately win.
I don’t feel any joy over this story. The loss of innocent life in any religious dispute is deplorable. Doubtless there was Muslim terrorist provocations and loss of innocent Buddhist life leading to this reaction but Buddhists are pagans, Muslims are not. Our view of God and eternity is closer to Islam than it is to paganism. And “peaceful Buddhism” has also done its share of persecution of the believers of Christ in Myanmar.
So you think that worshiping evil is closer to Christianity than paganism? Islam is evil incarnate, I’ll take the Buddhists.
Well, that made my day. Keep up the good work, Buddhists!
Colonel Kangaroo needs to be busted to private. What a maroon!
And oh by the way, as a Christian, I’ll take the moral example of the Dalai Lama over that of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed any day.
(Please to note my tagline)
What in the blazes do you have to do to provoke Buddists to kill someone? Their whole religion is based on not harming anyone or anything, not even bugs.
Turn-about, after all—IS “fair play”.
1. If it was Muslims killed, innocent life was not lost. 2. This is not a religeous conflict; Islam is a political philosophy as is Nazism or Communisim. 3. If you think Muslims are not pagans, you are smoking something you shouldn't. 4. Islam's view of God and eternity is not in the same hemisphere as that of Christians. You are smoking something you shouldn't.
Many (not all) of the core philosophies behind Buddhism have a lot in common with Christianity. The same cannot be said of Islam. In fact, Islam shares more in common with Satanism than Christianity.
Buddhism has no desire to conquer the world in Buddah’s name, nor does it treat non-believers like flies to be exterminated.
And where have you been getting your indoctrination at? Some local Mosque near where you live?
Or are you some Mooselimb Troll here to try out your latest talking points "Taqyaa" on us poor, ignorant "Kafur/Infidels?"
So, the "Buddist are Pagans," and the "Muslims are not?"
Well pray tell (PUN INTENDED) oh enlightend one, do you even know where the phony, psychotic, murderous, mysogynistic, "Profit" (Mooo-Ham-Mud) got the name "Allah" from?
It comes from "who(m)" the tribes were "WORSHIPPING" at the time when he "divined" this new "religion," alah, a "Moon god!"
How's about this:?
"Muslims believe (without proof) that the revered "black stone" (Alhajar Al-Aswad) is a special divine meteorite, that pre-dates creation that fell at the foot of Adam and Eve. It is presently embedded in the southeastern corner of the Kaba. Muslims touch and kiss the black stone during Hajj but non-Muslims are strictly forbidden to even touch it."
You would do better to try and bull-sheet somewhere else like at DummyUnderground or DailyKossakKids who might believe that tripe; some of us who have studied that eeeeevil, cult-cum-"Religion of "Pieces" (Islam) are much better informed than you might think.
Better luck next time!
So the worshipers of Baal are not pagan? Pull the other kangaroo leg.
Except that allah is not the G*d of Israel or the Father of Christ.
" "Jihad destroyed a Christian Middle East and a Christian North Africa. Soon it was the fate of the Persian Zoroastrian and the Hindu to be the victims of jihad. The history of political Islam is the destruction of Christianity in the Middle East, Egypt, Turkey and North Africa. Half of Christianity was lost. Before Islam, North Africa was the southern part of Europe (part of the Roman Empire). Around 60 million Christians were slaughtered during the jihadic conquest.
HALF OF THE GLORIOUS HINDU CIVILIZATION WAS ANNIHILATED AND 80 MILLION HINDUS KILLED.
The first Western Buddhists were the Greeks descended from Alexander the Great's army in what is now Afghanistan. Jihad destroyed all of Buddhism along the silk route. About 10 million Buddhists died. The conquest of Buddhism is the practical result of pacifism. Zoroastrianism was eliminated from Persia. The Jews became permanent dhimmis throughout Islam. In Africa over 120 million Christians and animists have died over the last 1400 years of jihad. Approximately 270 million nonbelievers died over the last 1400 years for the glory of political Islam. These are the Tears of Jihad which are not taught in any school."
Source: "Killing for Islam" http://markhumphrys.com/islam.killings.html
“Islam.....treats non-believers like flies to be exterminated.”
MONEY QUOTE OF THE DAY!
You have summed up the Religion of Pieces in a nutshell.
Islam is a cult that advocates the summary execution of anyone who doesn’t believe their claptrap beliefs.
Buddhists are some of the most peaceful people in the world.
I’ll take Buddhism over Islam any day of the week.
Except that allah is not the G*d of Israel or the Father of Christ.
Buddhists have religious monks and warrior monks. A friend is a warrior monk who was recently inducted into the Martial Arts World Hall of Fame.
Seems he is a 7th Dan in at least one martial art, and is also an expert and teacher in something like 5 different martial arts disciplines.
Looks like, and is, the essence of what everyone would want their grandfather to be, kind, gentle, intelligent.
Why is he a Buddhist warrior monk? Seems when he applied to be a priest, they weren’t taking any blacks at that seminary.
I’ll have to ask the Abbot at my wife’s temple about them.
Whoa, I always thought “Buddhist militants” was an oxymoron
Then again, some of them do dress like Master Yoda
Buddhists could care less if have another religion. They could care less if you were born Jewish or Christian and adopt some Buddist beliefs or do Zen meditation. Islam is the exact opposite. They say Jihad is eternal or until the entire world is Muzzlim
Killing any (male) Muslim, anywhere, is an act of self-defense and justified.
Congratulations. You managed to offend just about the whole board with that one postincluding me.
You need to do a lot more research before you go pronouncing judgement on who is and who isn’t a pagan. Because what you just posted was absolutely beyond stupid.
I outdid myself on that one. Within reason a little heterodoxy is good for the cause. But at least we agreed the other day on the thread about Mark 16:9-20 and the Majority Text.
Why, this is just as bad as 9/11!
When Buddhists take up arms to defend themselves, their “victims” are the ones to blame.
I hope you meant that as a joke?
If not you need to read up on what Islam is. To start they don't even call themselves a religion.
Same as it was in Kosovo and the one that got us involved on the wrong side of history is now Secretary of State
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