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Radical Buddhism Ascendant in Myanmar
New York Times ^ | June 20, 2013 | Adam Dean

Posted on 06/20/2013 4:36:36 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

After a ritual prayer atoning for past sins, Ashin Wirathu, a Buddhist monk with a rock-star following in Myanmar, sat before an overflowing crowd of thousands of followers and launched into a rant against what he called the “enemy” — the country’s Muslim minority. Ashin Wirathu denies any role in riots in which Buddhist mobs have killed more than 200 Muslims and forced more than 150,000 people, mostly Muslims, from their homes. But his critics say that at the very least his anti-Muslim preaching is helping to inspire the violence.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: buddhism; burma; islam; myanmar
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1 posted on 06/20/2013 4:36:36 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan
Oh,it's *radical* Buddhism,is it New York Times? Of is it reasonable people defending themselves from filthy,medieval moslems?
2 posted on 06/20/2013 4:39:45 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Pan_Yan

radical Buddhism?? Isn’t that an oxymoron?


3 posted on 06/20/2013 4:43:55 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Is there no sense that Muslims may be reaping what they so generously sow wherever they go?


4 posted on 06/20/2013 4:44:41 PM PDT by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Pan_Yan
Buddhist mobs have killed more than 200 Muslims and forced more than 150,000 people, mostly Muslims, from their homes

You reap what you sow muzzies.

5 posted on 06/20/2013 4:46:50 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: Gay State Conservative

More power to them!


6 posted on 06/20/2013 4:47:17 PM PDT by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: Pan_Yan

“launched into a rant against what he called the “enemy” — the country’s Muslim minority.”

Ah, WISE Buddhists not radical.


7 posted on 06/20/2013 4:47:52 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Pan_Yan

To the NY Times, it’s “radical” for normal people to think they should defend themselves from savages, before the savages exterminate them.


8 posted on 06/20/2013 4:50:58 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: John Valentine

The article seems to imply that the muslim minority
is the one suffering here.

I can assure the paper that if the muslims were in
the majority that would NOT be happening....to them.


9 posted on 06/20/2013 4:53:17 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Pan_Yan
Ashin Wirathu denies any role in riots in which Buddhist mobs have killed more than 200 Muslims and forced more than 150,000 people, mostly Muslims, from their homes.

Now here's some religious discrimination that might well cause Obama to suddenly become concerned. Of course, all the persecution and murder of Christians in Moslem majority nations hasn't cause any concern at all.

10 posted on 06/20/2013 4:53:20 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Pan_Yan

i suppose they’re engaging in radical non-violence.


11 posted on 06/20/2013 4:59:54 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Pan_Yan
Buddhist mobs have killed more than 200 Muslims and forced more than 150,000 people, mostly Muslims, from their homes.

Per the CIA Factbook, the country has a population of 55 million, of which 4% is Muslim. That means the total Muslim population is just 2.2 million.

12 posted on 06/20/2013 5:01:22 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

ah, this is what wanton violence begets grasshopper.


13 posted on 06/20/2013 5:09:49 PM PDT by ping jockey (IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME YOU GREASY,HAIRY ARMPIT,HIPPIE.)
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To: tet68
Interesting tidbit: "Myanmar views the roughly 800,000 Rohingya [Muslim ethnic group] in the country as illegal Bangladeshi immigrants".

Myanmar borders Bangladesh. They've been being invaded.

14 posted on 06/20/2013 5:10:22 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: schm0e

Well... some fifty years ago there were radical Buddhists in South Vietnam who self-immolated to protest government policies. Their actions brought down one Saigon junta after another.

I like the Burmese version better where radical Buddhists go after their muzzie enemies and kill them. The Dalai Lama himself said that if someone is trying to kill you and you have a weapon, the moral thing to do is to defend yourself.


15 posted on 06/20/2013 5:11:03 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Pan_Yan

muzlims getting what they deserve.


16 posted on 06/20/2013 5:12:20 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: elcid1970

Go Dalai! He must have read Aquinas.


17 posted on 06/20/2013 5:14:31 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: SueRae

I think that Buddhism is actually more pernicious than Islam, in a different way.


18 posted on 06/20/2013 5:15:53 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Pan_Yan

Aren’t the Buddhists the ones that believe they keep coming back until they get it right? The muzzies better watch out, if it’s true the Buddhists will out last them!


19 posted on 06/20/2013 5:20:09 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Please. There are radicals in any group, but these Buddhists are just defending themselves. The Muslims want to take over Myanmar (or whatever its calling itself nowadays) and any country in which they happen to have landed.

The only thing Islam understands is fierce resistance.


20 posted on 06/20/2013 5:20:22 PM PDT by livius
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To: kabumpo

I would almost agree having lived o=in a Buddhist place for many years.

Except I would say “just as” rather than “more than”

The difference is that normally Buddhist do not practice Jihad. So that while they both lead to vile degraded culture at least the Buddhist more or less leave other people alone


21 posted on 06/20/2013 5:27:47 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: ping jockey

Reminds me of that pissed off Budist in that Adam Sandler movie Anger Management


22 posted on 06/20/2013 5:35:31 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: DanielRedfoot

Buddhist - sorry


23 posted on 06/20/2013 5:36:47 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: Pan_Yan

969

http://themellowjihadi.com/2013/05/05/burma-969-buddhist-muslim/


24 posted on 06/20/2013 6:08:08 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Pan_Yan

As usual, the NY Times only reports what fits the narrative (All The News That Fits, We Print).
Last year, a gang of Rohingya (Muslims) murdered a Rakhine (Buddhist) woman. Rakhines attacked a bus belived to be carrying the suspects, and ten Muslims were killed. After demanding Government investigation into the killing of Muslims, the Muslims organized a large scale attack on the night of June 8th 2012 where 14 villages were burned. While, the festivities were on after that, and radical (i.e. those who refuse to “submit”) Buddhists have given a bit better than they they got, but it has been running around one to one casualty ratios.


25 posted on 06/20/2013 6:19:12 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: Pan_Yan

“...launched into a rant against what he called the “enemy” — the country’s Muslim minority.”

I’m always greatly cheered to discover yet another example of someone who isn’t afraid to face the truth, but, rather, trumpets it aloud.

Too bad we don’t have more such people here in the U.S.

The Moslems aren’t merely the enemy of Myanmar; they’re the enemy of all decent aspects of human life and everyone who seeks to embrace decency.


26 posted on 06/20/2013 6:56:32 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Pan_Yan

I’m Buddhist, and I approve this ad.


27 posted on 06/20/2013 7:14:53 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Intolerance is everywhere.


28 posted on 06/20/2013 7:30:59 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Fai Mao

Thanks for writing, but I don’t agree that Buddhists don’t bother others - they are insidious infiltrators


29 posted on 06/20/2013 8:10:16 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Pan_Yan
let's see, these "radical" buddhists want to stop their country being overrun by Moslems.

Are they flying planes into buildings in other countries? no...

30 posted on 06/20/2013 10:31:47 PM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros>Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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