BBS Counterpart “Butcher Of Burma” Wirathu Banned From Delivering Sermons

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Leader of the Burmese anti-Muslim movement 696 Ashin Wirathu also known as the ‘Butcher of Burma’ was banned from delivering sermons across Myanmar for one year, starting from March 10, due to his religious hate speeches.

According to the Myanmar Sun, the decision was made at a special meeting of the country’s 47 senior Buddhist monks who run the the state Buddhist authority State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee in Naypyidaw on Thursday, according to U Myint Zaw Win, a director of the Ministry for Religious Affairs and Culture.

The statement from the meeting released on Friday warned U Wirathu that any breach of the order will lead to legal action. The ban will be in effect until March 9 next year, the newspaper said.

The State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee said in the statement that the nationalist monk was repeatedly delivering hate speeches against religions to cause communal strife, hinder rule of law, and that he took sides with political parties to inflame tensions.

In October 2014 a special agreement has been signed between the two Buddhist groups Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) and 969 movements with the motive of creating a South Asia free of terrorism and religious fundamentalism.

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129 Responses to BBS Counterpart “Butcher Of Burma” Wirathu Banned From Delivering Sermons

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    What emboldened our own Wirathu was our politicians – the Rajapakses, who couldn’t give a damn what happens to Buddhism, as they were not Buddhists themselves, endorsed the wicked activities of the morons like Gnanasara Thera etc. Reading these comments by well-meaning readers make me shudder. They seem to accept what has written in the Qur’an and the Bible etc. as facts or God’s sermons. In fact these were written over 800 years after the death of Prophet Muhammad and Lord Jesus and wholly made up by scholars of the time as a means of educating the communities. E.g. Pork is prohibited by Muslims and Jews as ordered by God but that was the only way to make people stop eating pork as Swine Fever was then prevalent. The Qur’an commanding Muslims to go to war at every turn is the only way to coax the medieval man to fight the leaders wars. In the modern world the only religion held in high esteem is Buddhism because anyone can practise it and immaterial if you were born into it or not because Buddhism is more of a philosophy, and a beautiful one at that. Idiots like Witharu or Gnanasara or the Rajapakses might try to destroy it but it far too strong.

    Sylvia Haik
    March 14, 2017 at 12:12 am
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      All the christians and Muslims are having a field day. Why don’t they ask to ban the Mullahs and the Quran. Quran and mullahs distributre so much hatred. Probably, because morals are applicable only to buddhist countries and not where chtisaian priests rape children or muslims destroy whole civilizations.

      jim softy
      March 14, 2017 at 3:34 am
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        Typical BBS terrorists’ to blame their atrocities on other religious minorities.

        AJ
        March 14, 2017 at 2:58 pm
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      Sylvia Haik, don’t talk like an idiot. Quran was written around 20 years after Prophet Muhammed’s death. The verified original copies are there anybody to see or carbon date them. Bible was written around 200 years after Jesus death and every 300-400 years it was re-written. You have the latest bible now. Until after 100 years or so of death of Buddha, Buddhism was little known. His disciples (Monk) strictly followed him. They lived under trees or wherever they get a place to sleep and preached to followers of Buddha. It was after Asoka converted to Buddhism, he propagated the religion. Lord Buddha’s preaching were written only around 500 years after Buddha’s death, what is in it now and the mumble jumble of priesthood copied from Hinduism. Know the facts before wriring.

      Farook Hamid
      March 14, 2017 at 12:21 pm
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      Dear Slyvia, I am sure that you have not studied Islam to talk about it as much as you are knowledgable as Buddhism. I humbly request you to read the Quran and the prophetic sayings before you are able to comment about it.I am sure your intellect will not allow you to follow what the media says or what politians say about something, specially when there is more than 25% of the world population claiming that the Quran is the direct word of god reveiled through a Messenger

      Please read the Quran
      March 15, 2017 at 5:48 pm
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        Sad to say that Reading the Qur’an will not solve anything. It is written in Archaic Arabic that has been interpreted as differently as there are different sects in Islam. I am not sure what sect you are in but you’d find that the Wahhabis justify their cruelty and the Salafis justify their kindness as adhering to the alleged Words from Allah as written the Qur’an. It’s like the modern man translating Chaucer’s poems. I am sure the ISIS leaders who chop innocent journalists head off are true Muslims too following the messages from Allah.

        Sylvia Haik
        March 17, 2017 at 8:51 pm
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    The man has done his duty by his ‘faith’. The Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s government is implementing the policies for which Wirathu stood. He deserves the respite. Rest assured that he will be back with a bang, to put the likes of Rev. Ian Paisley in the shade.

    SJ
    March 14, 2017 at 10:36 am
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    Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee in Naypyida was in snooze mode then giving enough time for the Monk (so-called)to fulfill the Evangelical NGOS agendas- they paid him and his group well for the job. Now They are putting Wiruthu and his gang on Snooze mode for one year only just hibernate and make up more lies and finish the remaining lot. Buddha Buddhism and Buddhists have nothing to do with any hate or genocide committed in The name of Budhha and buddhists. The real culprits are The NGOS. Every Asian country must ban religious NGO – organizations from all religions. in 30 to 50 years time The NGO evangelism will make sure all Buddhists Hindus and Catholics are converted, they will not be able to mess with Anglicans and other established Protestant Churches, The Buddhist, Hindus and Catholics are off guard unfortunate. they have the money and political clout in Sri Lanka, and Money is everything today- the new demigod of Sri lanka- also not to forget they will continue to propagate the bogeyman.The way of deceit in The name of God is unimaginable. Wonder where and when the next war is planned by these people in Sri Lanka. may be kathankudy? East?

    Not in The name of Buddhists
    March 14, 2017 at 7:58 pm
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      Already, some countries have banned western NGOs who are either financed by the CIA like organizations or by the Church or by filthy rich christians. Sri lanka needs good leaders and not the present lot of cunning sheeps.

      jim softy
      March 14, 2017 at 10:13 pm
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        It’s called diverting the abstention to something else, which you are trying to do here.

        AJ
        March 15, 2017 at 12:01 am
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    Jack in The Box
    March 14, 2017 at 8:13 pm
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    This is Buddhist Jihadism. Sri Lankan state is comparable to ISIS. After all both of them are fighting for religious supremacy. Yes Sinhala racial supremacy is inseparable from their Mahavamsa religious ideology of promised land and chosen people.

    SinhalaPropaganda
    March 14, 2017 at 8:45 pm
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      “promised land and chosen people.” Where ?? Who ?? Is it like Promised Land = Eelam and Chosen People = Tamil

      maalumiris
      March 14, 2017 at 10:14 pm
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        maalumiris “Is it like Promised Land = Eelam and Chosen People = Tamil” Is it like Promised Land? The promised land where Maha Sammatha is being advocated and practiced since 543 BC. Maha Sammatha – The time tested Buddhist Principle of Great Consensus. Chosen People of the lion race who are intoxicated with Sinha Le, origin not known, reinvented in January 2016.

        Native Vedda
        March 15, 2017 at 2:48 pm
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          Native Vedda Tsk, tsk.. There is no Promised Land or Chosen People (except Eelam/Tamil and Israel/Jew) “Sammatha” most certainly does not equate to “Promised Land”. And no one has claimed that this “Lion Race” is a “Chosen People” As for “Consensus”.. where do we have that ?????

          maalumiris
          March 17, 2017 at 9:48 pm
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    All over Aisa, christians are converting. There is no buddhist country in which christians are converting and they distribute false propaganda. CT is run by Sinhala and Tamil christians too. So, buddhists have to suffer. Only consolation is christianiry is redundant and exdtinct where – middle east, europe, and parts of north america – it is running high.

    jim softy
    March 15, 2017 at 9:44 pm
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      even Budha is a convert from Hinduism. Buddhists follow Budha, dont blame this on other religions.

      AJ
      March 17, 2017 at 1:52 am
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        “even Budha is a convert from Hinduism” Who said so? There was no Hinduism (or strictly Hinduisms) of the kind we know in the past millennium at the time. There was Brahminism and many local faiths and many outside any system of faith. The Buddha rejected Brahminist preachings. The ‘Hindu’ hierarchy tried to adopt the Buddha as an avatar of Vishnu, but the Buddists did not fall for it. Buddhsm talks of impermanence, rejects soul and god almighty. It talks of karma– action and its consequences, not fate. There are not many practicing Buddhists in the spirit of the Buddha.

        SJ
        March 17, 2017 at 3:33 pm
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          You just agreed to what I said.

          AJ
          March 18, 2017 at 3:30 am
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            If so, good. Thanks.

            SJ
            March 19, 2017 at 3:05 pm
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