Skip to comments.Rioting Muslims torch Buddhist temples in Bangladesh
Posted on 09/30/2012 5:54:27 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
It's OK - a Buddhist insulted Islam so, of course, the Buddhists must pay.
Hundreds of Muslims in Bangladesh burned at least four Buddhist temples and 15 homes of Buddhists on Sunday after complaining that a Buddhist man had insulted Islam, police and residents said.
Members of the Buddhist minority in the Cox's Bazar area in the southeast of the country said unidentified people were bent on upsetting peaceful relations between Muslims and Buddhists.
Muslims took to the streets in the area late on Saturday to protest against what they said was a photograph posted on Facebook that insulted Islam.
The protesters said the picture had been posted by a Buddhist and they marched to Buddhist villages and set fire to temples and houses.
Police said they had deployed extra security forces and banned gatherings in Buddhist-dominated areas.
"We brought the situation under control before dawn and imposed restrictions on public gatherings," said Salim Mohammad Jahangir, Cox's Bazar district police superintendent.
Many people in predominantly Muslim Bangladesh have been angered in recent days by a film made in California that mocks the Prophet Mohammad.
Muslims in Bangladesh and beyond have also been outraged by violence over the border in Myanmar where members of the majority Buddhist community clashed with minority Muslims this year.
Police had escorted the man accused of posting the insulting photograph and his mother to safety, Jahangir said.
What the "Innocence of Muslims" film has to do with this incident is kind of murky, except that Reuters apparently couldn't resist blaming America for riots in Bangladesh.
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It’s the Buddhist’s fault. They don’t worship allah. That offends muslims. So muslims kill them.
NO, that can’t be right!
I am sure the Buddhists made a stupid movie attacking the Prophet of Islam!
Long ago a group of teen aged girls accused people of being witches—and a number were convicted and were hung in Salem. The madness continued until even the Governor’s wife was accused and placed in jail—that was it. The Governor came in and stopped the insanity. I think something like this needs to stop the Insult Islam riots and murders were have now.
Poor Moslems. Ever'body is always pickin' on them poor souls.
Being Sunday,the Obama golfing day, I guess we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to hear how Obama thinks America should apologize for the mooselimbs to have to make such an attack.
Meanwhile, we borrow money from China to buy stuff for the Muslims so they can burn up the world.
Our illustrious leader al Hussein said it’s the fault of the movie.
I think it is the puppet of Islam. Some calligrapher screwed up years ago and spelled it "prophet." Every year during the hajj the muslims who are able to afford the trip arrive and bow to see the tiny puppet show going on inside the big curtained box. They circle around the big curtained box continually, hoping to catch a glimpse of Lambchop the sock puppet being waved around by a guy hidden behind a large glassy rock one of their ancestors found in a lakebed.
The rock is sacred. Supposedly it is a meteorite. I suspect it is actually part of the heat shield from an old UFO that was used to transport Mohammed and his relatives to exile on this earth when he and his people became such tiresome murderous jackasses on their home planet that all the other peoples decided to box them up like unwanted pit bull pups and dump them here.
Of course they did.
RE: You never see headlines saying Rioting Buddhists torch Moslem mosque in Bangladesh. Why is that?
Buddhist are a very MINORITY of Bangladesh (Only 0.7% of the population). If they do that, they’d be exterminated soon enough by the majority Muslim population (Over 90%).
What I meant was that Buddhists are peaceful and generally don’t go around torching mosques - in Bangladesh or anywhere else.
re: What I meant was that Buddhists are peaceful and generally dont go around torching mosques
I wish that were true everywhere. But in the Country of Sri Lanka, that has not been the case.
Buddhist nationalism behind Sri Lanka’s violent surge
Wonder if this is a bad time to introduce the “Muhamed Bacon Rack”?
You clearly are more up on this than I. I merely envision stereotypical robed monks, I guess I was wrong!