Skip to comments.Radical Buddhism Ascendant in Myanmar
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 countrys 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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radical Buddhism?? Isn’t that an oxymoron?
Is there no sense that Muslims may be reaping what they so generously sow wherever they go?
You reap what you sow muzzies.
More power to them!
“launched into a rant against what he called the enemy the countrys Muslim minority.”
Ah, WISE Buddhists not radical.
To the NY Times, it’s “radical” for normal people to think they should defend themselves from savages, before the savages exterminate them.
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.
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.
i suppose they’re engaging in radical non-violence.
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.
ah, this is what wanton violence begets grasshopper.
Myanmar borders Bangladesh. They've been being invaded.
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.
muzlims getting what they deserve.
Go Dalai! He must have read Aquinas.
I think that Buddhism is actually more pernicious than Islam, in a different way.
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!
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.
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
Reminds me of that pissed off Budist in that Adam Sandler movie Anger Management
Buddhist - sorry
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.
“...launched into a rant against what he called the enemy the countrys 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.
I’m Buddhist, and I approve this ad.
Intolerance is everywhere.
Thanks for writing, but I don’t agree that Buddhists don’t bother others - they are insidious infiltrators
Are they flying planes into buildings in other countries? no...