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Buddhist vigilantes kill 9 Muslims in Myanmar violence
Reuters ^ | Mon Jun 4, 2012 4:45am EDT | Aung Hla Tun

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. …

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: buddhists; burma; burmashave; jihad; myanmar; myanmarshave
Buddhists? This is a new twist out of the press.
1 posted on 06/04/2012 2:07:08 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Take the IED out of my hand, grasshopper.


2 posted on 06/04/2012 2:09:41 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Olog-hai

Even the most peaceful people can get tired of abuse and strike back.


3 posted on 06/04/2012 2:10:22 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Olog-hai

We must be clear, there are no Muslim vigilantes, they are all freedom fighters.


4 posted on 06/04/2012 2:12:07 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Yup, while this is not characteristic of Buddhists, even they must get fed up.


5 posted on 06/04/2012 2:14:08 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Olog-hai

The Buddhists were heard shouting “Alluh Akbar” as they left. </s>


6 posted on 06/04/2012 2:14:36 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Olog-hai

Kill or be killed.


7 posted on 06/04/2012 2:19:11 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: Olog-hai

Killed 9? Sounds like a good start. Shaolin monks tired of taking crap?


8 posted on 06/04/2012 2:41:05 AM PDT by voicereason (The RNC is the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: Olog-hai
Mohammed's CHICKENZZZZZZZZZZZZs are coming home...to ROOST!!!
9 posted on 06/04/2012 2:51:22 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Political Correctness forces people to say one thing and vote another.")
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To: Olog-hai

It would appear they achieved enlightenment. Good for them.


10 posted on 06/04/2012 3:01:13 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Olog-hai

Where do I donate?


11 posted on 06/04/2012 3:18:40 AM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Yes indeed. I would loan them my barlow pig sticker!


12 posted on 06/04/2012 3:21:25 AM PDT by BTCM (Death and destruction is the only treaty Muslims comprehend.)
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To: BTCM

Wow!!! I am SO rubbing their belly!


13 posted on 06/04/2012 3:52:17 AM PDT by dubyajam ("Life is Hard ... It's Even Harder When you're Stupid" --- John Wayne)
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To: Olog-hai

“Buddhist” vigilantes? Call me skeptical...


14 posted on 06/04/2012 4:02:16 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Norm Lenhart

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?

;^)


15 posted on 06/04/2012 4:11:51 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Olog-hai

So even the Buddhists are getting a little intolerant? Good.


16 posted on 06/04/2012 4:12:14 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: elcid1970

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.


17 posted on 06/04/2012 4:30:58 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Olog-hai

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.


18 posted on 06/04/2012 4:33:18 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

So you think that worshiping evil is closer to Christianity than paganism? Islam is evil incarnate, I’ll take the Buddhists.


19 posted on 06/04/2012 4:39:18 AM PDT by Machavelli (True God)
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To: Olog-hai

Well, that made my day. Keep up the good work, Buddhists!


20 posted on 06/04/2012 4:44:09 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Machavelli

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)


21 posted on 06/04/2012 4:45:08 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Olog-hai

Buddhists?
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.


22 posted on 06/04/2012 4:49:35 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End the racist, anti-capitalist Obama War On Freedom.)
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To: Olog-hai

Turn-about, after all—IS “fair play”.


23 posted on 06/04/2012 4:57:12 AM PDT by Flintlock (THE TRUTH: It's the new hate speech..)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
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.

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.

24 posted on 06/04/2012 4:59:02 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

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.


25 posted on 06/04/2012 5:06:07 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Islam is to Christianity as cannibalism is to vegan-ism.


26 posted on 06/04/2012 5:08:56 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
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.

Oh my!

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?"

NOT!!!

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:?

islam-black-stone-in-kaba

"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."

islam-black-stone-fragments

"The pagan Ka'bah, which became the Palladium of Islam, was an unpretentious cube-like (hence the name) building of primitive simplicity, originally roofless, serving as a shelter for a black meteorite which was venerated as a fetish. At the birth of Islam the structure was that rebuilt in 608 probably by an Abyssinian from the wreckage of a Byzantine or Abyssinian ship destroyed on the shore of the Red Sea." (History Of The Arabs, Philip K. Hitti, 1937, p 96-101)

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!

27 posted on 06/04/2012 5:17:07 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
but Buddhists are pagans, Muslims are not.

Icky!!!

28 posted on 06/04/2012 5:17:31 AM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

So the worshipers of Baal are not pagan? Pull the other kangaroo leg.


29 posted on 06/04/2012 5:28:26 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Except that allah is not the G*d of Israel or the Father of Christ.


30 posted on 06/04/2012 5:30:49 AM PDT by vortec94
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Here's something else to chew on, Colonel:

" "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

31 posted on 06/04/2012 5:31:21 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Norm Lenhart

“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.

Congrats!


32 posted on 06/04/2012 5:36:37 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Kangaroo,
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.


33 posted on 06/04/2012 5:38:43 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End the racist, anti-capitalist Obama War On Freedom.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Except that allah is not the G*d of Israel or the Father of Christ.


34 posted on 06/04/2012 5:40:27 AM PDT by vortec94
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To: BuffaloJack

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.


35 posted on 06/04/2012 5:59:23 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: GladesGuru

Warrior Monks?
I’ll have to ask the Abbot at my wife’s temple about them.


36 posted on 06/04/2012 6:12:17 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End the racist, anti-capitalist Obama War On Freedom.)
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To: Olog-hai

Whoa, I always thought “Buddhist militants” was an oxymoron
Then again, some of them do dress like Master Yoda


37 posted on 06/04/2012 6:19:25 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Buddhism has no desire to conquer the world in Buddah’s name, nor does it treat non-believers like flies to be exterminated.

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

38 posted on 06/04/2012 6:30:04 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: Olog-hai

Killing any (male) Muslim, anywhere, is an act of self-defense and justified.


39 posted on 06/04/2012 7:59:00 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Congratulations. You managed to offend just about the whole board with that one post—including me.


40 posted on 06/04/2012 1:46:04 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

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.


41 posted on 06/04/2012 1:54:51 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Olog-hai
Congratulations. You managed to offend just about the whole board with that one post—including me.

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.

42 posted on 06/04/2012 6:45:25 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Olog-hai.

Big news.

Why, this is just as bad as 9/11!

/s

When Buddhists take up arms to defend themselves, their “victims” are the ones to blame.


43 posted on 06/05/2012 7:09:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
"Our view of God and eternity is closer to Islam than it is to paganism."

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.

44 posted on 08/12/2012 10:40:44 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: SunkenCiv
"When Buddhists take up arms to defend themselves, their “victims” are the ones to blame."

Same as it was in Kosovo and the one that got us involved on the wrong side of history is now Secretary of State

45 posted on 08/12/2012 10:59:28 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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