This is just plain crap. This man was a dabbler in Buddhism. Converts do not count in this story. Hundreds of millions of Buddhist are peaceful - not doing crazy stuff like suicide bombings, shootings and killing other people to impose their beliefs on others. And Buddhist are certainly not flying airplanes into buildings in the name of Buddha.
Anyone who even remotely thinks Buddhist are a danger to the world are just plain ignorant and fools to say it.
Islamic crazies have been killing people for centuries. They yell Allahu Ackbar while they do it. They say they will kill people. And then they kill people. Happens all over the world, all the time. It's central to their whole belief system. Kill the infidel.
And every time it happens, the media rushes into print with a story explaining that Islam is a RELIGION OF PEACE.
Something seriously weird here.
Really, I wonder how much this guy actually knew of the tenets of Buddhism.
The Dharma Wheel, all of those old Buddhist manuscripts.
Buddhism is probably so passive, this is why the Communists could rise to power in China, other places.
Bones of the Master is a good story about a Monk in Manchuria around the time of the Great Leap Forward movement in China by the ChiCons. The troops invaded their Monastery, this monk escaped and traversed China all the way to Hong Kong for freedom.