Myanmar’s Buddhist terrorism problem

Started by Youssuf Ramadan, March 07, 2015, 01:31:26 PM

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Youssuf Ramadan

QuoteMyanmar’s Buddhist terrorism problem

On Feb. 11, Myanmar’s President Thein Sein rescinded a voting rights offer to the country’s Rohingya community amid intense pressure from far-right Buddhist groups. Last week hundreds of Buddhists took to the streets to denounce the continuation of a 2010 law that extended the right to vote to the country’s more than 1 million ethnic Rohingya. Myanmar does not regard the minority group as citizens.
The violence directed toward the Muslim Rohingya community has been characterized in the media as Buddhism’s terrorism problem. However, the faith-based portrayal of the Rohingya crisis devalues the political and social nuances necessary to understanding the conflict.
The ‘Burmese bin Laden’

The Rohingya are one of the most persecuted groups in the world. Stripped of citizenship in the 1980s, the Rohingya have been a subject of frequent racist propaganda and blistering violence. For years numerous human rights organizations have documented the persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state. The community continues to live under constant threats, with few legal rights.
The campaign against the Rohingya and Muslims in Myanmar is spearheaded by controversial monk Ashin Wirathu. Once referred to as the “Burmese bin Laden,” he is the leader of an ultranationalist group called 969, which opposes the growth of Islam in Myanmar. He was jailed in 2003 for inciting hatred and stirring sectarian clashes and released in 2010.
Wirathu has warned against an impending Muslim takeover of Myanmar. In 2012 the rape of a Buddhist woman in northern Rakhine led to violent attacks that left dozens of civilians dead and more than 125,000 Rohingya and other Muslims displaced. Human Rights Watch described the humanitarian crisis as “ethnic cleansing.”

Myanmar’s government and local authorities have long been complicit in the violence against the Rohingya and other minority groups. “Burmese officials, community leaders and Buddhist monks organized and encouraged ethnic Arakanese backed by state security forces to conduct coordinated attacks on Muslim neighborhoods and villages in October 2012 to terrorize and forcibly relocate the population,” HRW said in a detailed report in 2013. “Included in the death toll were 28 children who were hacked to death, including 13 under age 5. ”
Wirathu justified the violence saying the Rohingya were planning to establish an Islamic state in Rakhine. He has since urged non-Muslims to boycott Muslim shops and avoid doing business with Muslims. “Your purchases spent in their shops will benefit the enemy,” Wirathu said in a 2013 YouTube video. “So do business with only shops with 969 signs.”

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Interesting... you don't often hear the words Buddhist and terrorist in the same sentence.  I didn't know this was occurring...


But...but...Buddhists are peace loving and shit.  :eek:


This is why I want to bitch slap Harris for coddling Buddhism as if it invented anything. The "scientific" crap about calming your body and or enduring anything harsh, is not a result of Buddhism anymore than knowing how the woman was sawed in half makes magic real. Navy Seals are also taught to endure. How he can write "The End of Faith" only to say "Oh yea cherry pick Buddhism" is absurd. ALL religions, are merely anthropomorphic excuses to create social pecking orders through politics. Getting stuck on tricks of training, and rituals is the same. Buddhism was started in the same ignorant past all the others were. It contains nothing special.
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Buddhist wars

                                THAI WAR MACHETE- ABOUT 4 FEET LONG.


The modern teachings are corrupted by various schools of Buddhism and other religions, it is nothing like his original teachings that were rational and a good way to live ones life. Solitary
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.


Just more proof that religion has very little to do with violence when compared to socio-economic, political and ethnic reasons.
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Myanmar has a muslim terrorist problem that has been going on for quite some time.

Muslim always start shit then claim they are the victims when people fight back,the ingrained victim mentality with Islam helps with propaganda.

If you scroll to the bottom of that link there will be many reports of muslim misbehaviour that started this shit,there are 3 sides to every story, we have muslim version,buddhist version and the truth, I reckon the Buddhist version is closer to the truth,muslims speak fluent bullshit.


Rohingyas should abandon their desire for an independent state and live in harmony with the Buddhists. No country likes secessionists.
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"Sarve Khalu Idam Brahma" (All this here is Brahman)