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Buddhist monk blames Muslims for Myanmar bombing

(RNS) A radical Buddhist monk in Myanmar said a bomb that exploded near him, wounding five devotees, came after a death threat by a “Muslim religious leader” who wanted to silence his campaign to prevent Buddhist women from marrying Muslim men. Ashin Wirathu’s portrait appeared on the July 1 cover of Time magazine’s Asia edition, […]

By richard S.ehrlich

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Buddha Buzz: The Face of Buddhist Terror & The Face of the Dalai Lama (in Tibet)

Buddhist-led anti-Muslim violence and persecution has received unprecedented mass-media attention in the past couple weeks. Images of Wirathu—monk-leader of the “969” movement, recognized for its hate speech and for inciting violence against Burma’s Muslims—have now graced both the cover of TIME and the front page of The New York Times. While media attention has been […]

By Alex Caring-Lobel
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