21 November, 2019

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Buddhist Mobs Burn Mosque And Muslim School In Myanmar

Security forces on Wednesday struggled to bring peace to a northern city in Myanmar after Buddhist mobs set fire to a mosque, a Muslim school and shops, the latest outbreak of religious violence in Myanmar and a sign that radical strains of Buddhism may be spreading to a wider area of the country, the New York Times reports.

“One Muslim man was killed and four Buddhists were wounded in the clashes “U Wai Lin, an official with the Information Ministry in Lashio told New York Times. One Muslim man was killed and four Buddhists were wounded in the clashes.

Witnesses said Muslims had fled the city. A movie theater and Muslim shops were destroyed Wednesday, according to U Myo Myint, a member of the National League for Democracy, a political party, who witnessed the violence.

The burning of the mosque and other buildings took place on Tuesday evening and followed a pattern seen elsewhere in Myanmar of the police and military units being unwilling or unable to disperse angry crowds of Buddhists.

Mobs of young Buddhist men on motorcycles roamed the streets of Lashio, Myanmar, on Wednesday, brandishing sticks and metal rods and throwing rocks. Photo courtesy Gamunu Amarasinghe/Associated Press

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    Buddhist MOBS, it is exactly sounds like Buddhist MONKS.

    Nowadays Buddhist Monks and Mobs do the same work.

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      there are many monks in SL that aren’t quite what you say, and there are actually right opposite to what you say. the monkey clan of gnanasara is by far a minority that just happens to have more ordinary mobs and even more sympathizers.

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      They are All part of Mara, i.e. Maraism.

      Burma has the Buddhist Maras.

      In Sri Lanka, BBS, JHU and Sinhala Ravaya ans their goons and politicians are all pat of Mara.

      Why are the other Monks keeping Silent?

      True for Mahiyana. True for Theraveda as well?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj8ROh7dyHE

      Published on Dec 15, 2012
      Welcome! This video focuses on the possibility that Mara Made Mahayana. Often compared to Satan, Mara is a heavenly being, a deva, who is trying to prevent people from getting enlightened, according to the Buddha. Mahayana Buddhism arose in competition with the Theravada and it has always had a posture of being disrespectful to enlightened arahants in the Theravada (or other schools). It is karmicly possible that this disrespect resulted in the rise of Communism wiping out most of the Mahayana in Communist countries. Chairman Mao destroyed half a million Mahayana Buddhist temples in China during the Cultural Revolution. Finally, the last word on the Mahayana is that Mara Mada Mahayana – Marayana. It cannot possibly get any worse than this, according to Brian Ruhe’s book “Freeing the Buddha.”

      About a month after posting this video, I received these enthusiastic emails from an American Mahayana Buddhist monk, Ven. Mui Ananda. Then, I got a phone call from an American Mahayana monk on the west coast and he is in favour of starting an association with me, of non partisan Buddhists to better reveal this historic truth about Buddhism. I had no idea that such support would come from Mahayanists! It’s because “they’re sick and tired and they’re not going to take it anymore!”

      Ven. Mui Ananda
      Message:
      You are truly a teacher of authentic Buddhism.

      In 1971 I was ordained a monk in the Thai forest Tradition. I spent five years as a monk before I returned home to the United States, by way of Germany, the home of my parents. In the US I found no Theravada centers in the late 1970s. So I studied Zen and became ordained in Zen. Later I wandered, that is the correct term, into Pure Land Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism. As time went on I became a fairly well established teacher in these areas of Mahayana and Vajrayana. I tried to filter the teachings of these schools through the Pali canon every time there seemed to be a conflict. This practice is discouraged in many of the schools. When there is a conflict the same reasoning was expressed, “Pali is for people not advanced enough to understand the full meaning of the Buddha.” While skeptical of this reasoning I accepted it with a grain of salt.

      About ten years ago I began teaching Theravada Buddhism again. My Zen Master and I had a falling out over this. She was very bitter and I was told to leave her sangha. So I remained a Zen priest/monk afterwards, I was not attached to a specific temple but wandered to different centers throughout America I continued studies in Pure Land and Vajrayana. Over time I became agitated. I realized that I was not getting genuine teachings but only interpretations of teachings. Could it be, I wondered, that the majority of teachings I had been receiving were incorrect?

      I returned to the Pali Canon and Theravada and began teaching that exclusively. I tried to bridge the gaps between Mahayana and Theravada. In doing this I was no longer teaching Zen, Pure Land and Vajrayana. I was only pointing out inconsistency. It became impossible for me to faithfully teach the Mahayana any longer. After studying the Saddhammapatirupaka Sutta it became obvious what was happening in my life. It seems to me that I was being taught this counterfeit Dhamma and after years of hearing it was quite able to begin to believe it. It does sound like candy for the “soul” (whatever that means).

      So today I am called a Theravada teacher disguised as a Mahayana (Zen) monk. It is true. To a certain extent, this has cost me my livelihood as a teacher. So having said all this, I am very please to have recently found Youtube video “What’s Wrong With Mahayana Buddhism”. You have validated my deepest feelings and concerns.

      Unfortunately, the US is inundated with these dubious teachings and teachers where money not Dhamma is important. You have convinced me of the need to continue teaching the Dhamma as Buddha taught it.

      Thank you so much.

      Mui Ananda sensei
      (Anagarika Ananda Abhaya)

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      It’s in Myanmar. As you Muslims has nothing to with what happen in Middle east Buddhists should have nothing to do with what happen in Myanmar.

      “One Muslim man was killed and four Buddhists were wounded in the clashes”

      Muslims also have attacked them. They didn’t flee innocently.May be Muslims has started this as they do in Sri Lanka and spread the news first to show they are helpless.

      This news has been copied from New York Times. USA kills thousands of Muslim in middle east and use Muslims in countries like Myanmar to show their war isn’t against Islam.

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        ‘May be Muslims has started this as they do in Sri Lanka and spread the news first to show they are helpless.’

        What a sick minded fellow you are. man, go and see a psycatrist. You becoming an other GanaSatan. Lies LIes Lies!
        ‘May be’ so you not sure. But you confirm it and believe it.
        tell me one single incedent that Moslims in SL antoganized the Sihalese? What GnaSatan said in kandy in a speech few days before a Muslim Buz centre attack. He in his girlish voice screamed ‘Dont throw stones’.
        man, there is karma and you all will suffer.

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          The rioting in Lashio started Tuesday after reports that a Muslim man had splashed gasoline on a Buddhist woman and set her on fire. The man was arrested. The woman was hospitalized with burns on her chest, back and hands

          In Sri Lanka, everything started by Muslims by uploading YouTube videos with the title “10 Questions for any Buddhist followers to answer logically”. He try to convert Buddhists but completely different thing was happened.

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            Asanka,

            “In Sri Lanka, everything started by Muslims by uploading YouTube videos with the title “10 Questions for any Buddhist followers to answer logically”.

            Asanka, this is a healthy discussion and questions.

            1.Scientist ask these questions, ALL the time, if some information does not fit in.

            2. You should ask 10 questions from Muslims as Well

            3. Ask 10 Questions from Christians as well

            4. Ask 10 Questions from Hindus as well.

            5. Ask 10 Questions from Jews as well.

            These are my 10 Questopns from Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, Jews and Muslims.

            Q1. You all believe in Nirvana, Nibbana, Rebirth, Sansara, Hell, Heaven, Limbo, Purgatory, afterlife, Sin, indulgences, original sin etc.

            Can you believers in your beliefs provide with independent repeatable data and facts that shows that your belief is highly likely and there is no error in your beliefs?

            Q2. Why is that your beliefs are promoted by the the Monks, Priests, Mullahs and others with a vested interest for them?

            Q3. What is the role played by the rulers? The Monks?

            Mons and Priest promote the religion. The Monks and Priests control the King. The Kings control the people. Therefore, the Monks control the People.

            A lot of Myths are thrown in order to promote and control the people.

            Q4. Is Indulgences Bribery?

            Well, the Politicians and the religious leaders have a good controlling and agitating the people.

            The other day one person set himself on fire, while the media was looking and taping. He called it Buddhism. Some called it Mara-ism.

            DeJa Vu…..

            Amarasiri

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              You and that preacher has different intentions according to your questions. His videos spreading racism and try to show Buddhism is less truthful than Islam. Before he ask questions from others he should ask himself whether the sun moves under the Allah’s chair

              I ll not comment here again. You can be in your decision until you ll be victim of Muslim extremists.

              I have never seen anyone who shout against BBS and other Buddhist organization ,Saying them Buddhist extremists, shout against this kind of Muslims extremists. No future plans and let all non Muslims to be victims of Muslim extremists.

              You might be a Muslim in Sinhalese name.

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            Aney, ape not so intelligent buddhie again :)

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            This Asanka is the same LEELA.
            You are a maniac LEELA, you sick man.
            You stink

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              Asanka, Leela ,and the Different Shill Versions,

              The examination is becoming harder and harder for the Myth believers.

              Does not matter, what name it is. What matters is the Idea.
              Is the idea correct? Is there support for the Idea? Can you give support for the by logic and reason?

              Amarasiri makes no distinction between scientific ideas, hypothesis and religious ideas and hypotheses.

              So, ALL religious beliefs are subject to the SAME test. The test of the Scientific Method. Hypotheses and beliefs stand and fall on their own merits. Only RELIGION and BELIEFS see to have a problem. Why?

              With Scientific ideas, it is generally easy to test, because one can do the experiment. One needs to separate the idea from the person. Copernicus had the idea,but Bruno and Galileo suffered 57 years later for the idea, even though it was correct. Aristotle and the Church said it, does not matter.

              So, rebut the idea or belief with DATA and Support. Use your Scriptures, whatever you have, and need independent validation, like what Galileo did, with the phases of Venus.

              Example, Joshua Stopped the Sun. The Sun goes under Allah’s throne, Hell, Heaven. Limbo, Purgatory, Hell, Nirvana, Rebirth, Sansara, etc.

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            My idea for this comment – Amarasiri – June 1, 2013, 3:02 am

            It’s seem to be you are so scientific. You might be a atheist. I didn’t comment here to prove religions are scientifically true. And I respect all other religions in Sri Lanka except Islam.

            Since you challenged me to prove that Buddhism is scientifically true, I want to ask can you prove first Buddhism is not scientifically true.

            What is your null hypothesis for this problem ?

            Research should not be conducted only for part of the Buddhas teaching and part of the science. You should prove one by one for all Sutras.

            Then publish results in a science journal and send the research report to this web site. you can also send a link to download thesis.then I can consider what you are telling and start my research to prove that you aren’t correct.

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              Dear Asanka, Leela or Whatever Shill Names you have,

              Your name Asanka or anything else does not matter to me. It is just a set of ASCII numbers.

              “It’s seem to be you are so scientific. You might be a atheist.”

              No Labels please. Atheist, Hindu, Buddhist, Jew, Christian, Muslim, Zoroastrian, Sikh etc. are irrelevant to the idea, because the issues we talk here predates the above labels. Like the Earth going around the Sun.

              2. You Say “And I respect all other religions in Sri Lanka except Islam.”

              That is Double Standards. Unacceptable.

              It is an improvement to say, “And I DO NOT respect all other religions in Sri Lanka except Buddhism.” Still Unacceptable,

              3. You may improve your position and Say “And I respect all Religions in Sri Lanka with no exceptions”. More Acceptable, but not fully. Need freedom of religion and myths.

              4.”What is your null hypothesis for this problem ?”

              Given Below:

              OR You may Improve your position and Say “And I DO NOT respect ANY RELIGION in Sri Lanka with no exceptions, BECAUSE ALL religions are BASED on MYTHS, are Mind Viruses, for maintaining Monk, Priest and Mullah Hegemony, and they provide NO independent support or Proof tor their Myths, and are very destructive ton Society, as was shown by the Racist Monk Mahanama”

              Asanka, etc. It is up to you to design the experiment, and the panel of independent judges, to select an experimenter to test the Buddhist Hypothesis, of Nirvana, Nibbana, Nivan, Rebirth, Sansara etc. and show it is valid. This is how Fresnel’s wave hypothesis was tested by the French Academy of Sciences, proven to be correct.

              So you can do the same experiments with Buddhism, or any other MYTH and prove it correct or incorrect. Why are you afraid? Your MYTH will be false? Truth Prevails. That is precisely what the Enlightened Buddha, the Philosopher, taught!

              If you can prove that, you will get the Nobel Prize from the Swedes.

              You can drag along all the current Myth holders as well.

              DeJa Vu….

              Amarasiri

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            To this comment Amarasiri – June 2, 2013, 3:30 am

            I don’t know you what you are talking about. You can talk about everything ASCII, Unicode, “fresnel’s wave hypothesis” and every science stuff. you have either lost your path in science or you want to show that You know science and maths. It seems to be very difficult for you to come out.

            But you didn’t understand the problem.

            Problem

            Can you do a research to prove for every Sutra in Buddhism is not scientific and every thing that science has invented is true? And publish the research paper in a science journal and send both thesis and report to this site to see Sri Lankans.

            This is a Yes or No question. If yes start it and show it. If No you better go without saying anything.

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          He is yet another Islamaphobe. He has been trained to spew anti Muslim rhetoric and provoke anger.
          If you keep reading his comments, it is constantly trying to incite hate against the Muslims, like he has been brainwashed to do. You will notice many here doing the same thing, pretending to be Islamic scholars while ignoring the truth. It takes an insecure, hate filled person, to provoke others into justifying these attacks against innocent civilians of any religion. He has been trained in desert lands how to attack and denigrate Muslims at every opportunity.

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      This article is Misleading and does not give the TRUE PICTURE. In burma, Muslim refugees are residing in Buddhist monasteries and buddhist monasteries are protecting them.

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    the 1983 July of Myanmar!

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      Myanmar is far unter developed. So why to follow their primitive rituals. Taking the life of young monk few days ago in SL may affect on the frustrated youth in SL.

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    Looks Buddhism is targeted every where by Muslims and Tamils as well.It is reported the resent outrage of Buddhists in Myanmar was due to the setting fire of a Buddhist women by a Muslim man.Two children policy which is going to be enforced in Myanmar is good for Srilanka as well.

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    The failure of the Myanmar Govt to take any action to stop the violence is abominable. OIC must institute sanctions against Myanmar.

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      What is happening to Buddhists,Hindus and Christian minorities in Bangladesh and Pakistan?

      Ask OIC to bring sanctions against Pakis and Bangladeshis first! Oh I forgot.. the attacks on Hindus, Buddhists and Christians are all your allah’s JIHAD!

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    what these people forget is that this is going to decorate the pages of their history for times to come and generations of their descendents will bear the shame when civilization reaches their shores. it isn’t easy any more to write history the way the winner wants as it happened in the past.

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    Religion is the Opium of the Masses- Enlightened Karl Marx.

    How true.

    These Monks and Mobs prove the fallacy of Buddhism.

    This also shows that Buddhism is a Myth, like the other religions. There is no Nirvana, No Rebirth and No Sansara. Just racism.

    Lord Buddha must be crying after attaining Nirvana, and Mara must be very happy and telling Lord Buddha, I told you so.

    The religion is used as an instrument for the hegemony of the monks and their supporters.

    Somewhat true for other religions as well.

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    Visa?

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    The Burmese Buddhists are taking back their country. Western Europe, Sri Lanka, and India should follow suit.

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      Lester, according to you to attain Nirvana you have to kill somebody

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        The rioting in Lashio started Tuesday after reports that a Muslim man had splashed gasoline on a Buddhist woman and set her on fire. The man was arrested. The woman was hospitalized with burns on her chest, back and hands.

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        @ Rajo,

        Burning a school and mosque are not the same as killing.

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      Lester, Budhism is erasing day by day, see how many Top Monks became to Christianity or Isla, as in Budhism they cannot marry… so the problem starts from there.. Gayism

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        Rajo and Rod Atkins,

        Monk Somarama killed Prime Minister SWRD Bandaranaike, who forefather came from Sooth India around 1450 CE, was killed, and became a Catholic before he was hanged, because he wanted to go to heaven, and not attain Nibbana.

        Whether he went to Heaven or was saved by Jesus or by Satan or Mara, is still unknown.

        This kind of Mara Action will definitely turn off Buddhism.

        How True, the warnings of Mara to Lord Buddha. He should have heeded Mara and not Start Buddhism and cause the “Buddhism”. Should have remained Hindus. Still could have achieved Nirvana, and Not Nibbana, and could have been closer to Brahma, without the baggage if the so-called Sangha, who are the cause of all this Racism and Terrorism.

        Read the Monk Mahanam Myths in Mahawamsa, and watch

        True for Mahiyana. True for Theraveda as well?

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj8ROh7dyHE

        Children with good ethics will be ashamed to call themselves Buddhists.

        They are giving Competition to Al Queda, Wahhabi, Talibans and Deobandis from the so-called Muslims.

        What has humanity come to. Infected with the religion virus.

        Religion is the Opium of the masses-Karl Marx. How True!

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        If you learn Arabic history you would learn that prophet Mohammed was gay raped by his cousins.

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          Asanka, ask your Buddhist monks whether they are gays before you point at others.

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            ask same from your mullas, expose the truth happening inside mosques.

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          Asthaghfirullah, you are earning the wrath of Allah by insulting the Prophet of Islam. If you have nothing positive to contribute, say nothing, without making an ass of yourself, to earn a life full of misery, both in this world and the hereafter.

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            :O

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          Did you with your cousins, Amude is easy go

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            No, Prophet Mohammed’s marriage to Zaynab bint Jahsh is a incest.

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          ISLAM THE NATURAL RELIGION,ALLOWS MARRIAGE AND CONDEMNS CELIBACY, SO THERE IS NO NEED TO BE ‘GAY’. IT IS YOUR MONKS WHO ARE GAY AND
          HAVING THE LITTLE MONKS FOR THE PURPOSE.THERE ARE VERY WELL KNOWN MONKS, WHO HAVE SEVERAL WIVES.

          COULD YOU GIVE YOUR PROOF. YOU SAY ” IF YOU LEARN ARABIC HISTORY…’

          IT IS TO THE CREDIT OF MUSLIMS ON THIS THAT YOU WILL NEVER GET A MUSLIM INSULTING THE BUDDHA. IT IS PART OF OUR FAITH TO RESPECT OTHER RELIGIONS.

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        @ Rod Atkins,

        Islam is a very negative reputation, all around the world, among non-Muslims.

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          *has a

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          It is sharks like you who take an article, showing Muslims are attacked, Mosques are burned, and turn it against the victims of these violence. Here is a perfect example of an Islamaphobe. This article is all about Buddhists inflicting pain on Muslims, and he denigrates Islam for it, and blames the poor victims for what the majority are violently resorting to. The evil village hag at work again.

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            The mosque and school were burned after a Muslim man set a Buddhist woman on fire.

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              So according to Lester, because of an unsubstantiated story, an entire people must be attacked, Mosques burned, and Lestet the court jester takes the opportunity to attack an entire religion.
              Your Islamaphobia is obvious, and your powers of reasoning, quite weak.

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              Lester was there when this happened with a monk watching a BF!

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              Lester and other Shills,

              Find the culprit who committed the crime, and punish according to the law of the land.

              This is a complete breakdown of law and order.

              Why punish the Innocents?

              Did Lord Buddha teach that in the Buddhist Dhamma?

              Is so. please give the Dhamma reference or the Jataka Katha.

              By the way, can you stick to just one name, one name.

              Amarasiri

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              So according to Lester, because of an unsubstantiated story…

              Unsubstantiated? Hardly. The Muslim perpetrator was being held inside the police station. It is only after the police refused to hand him over that the crowd flew into a rage.

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      You can dream. this is the only option you have. Buddhism is already dead! No idiot can give life to it. All Buddhists have become animals in their re-birth!

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      BY THE SAME LOGICAL ARGUMENT,LESTER AND SINGALA MODA BUDDHISTS MUST PACK UP AND GET BACK TO BANGLADESH.

      SRI LANKA BELONGS TO VEDDAHS AND THEY WERE NOT BUDDHISTS EITHER

      INCIDENTALLY YOUR NEXT POSON POYA IS THE DAY THAT BUDDHISM WAS INTRODUCED TO SRI LANKA,STRANGE AS IT MAY SEEM BY ANOTHER
      ” M A H I N D A”

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    There is nothing new in this. Buddhists did this to Tamils here in Sri Lanka in 1956, and from 1983! This is what Buddha preached in Nirwana Sutra!

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    This is need in Sri Lanka also. Since islam is a cancer to the world and to Sri Lanka, better burn start this now.

    to OTTERS: hay buddhist monks arte not like islamic idiotic religious leaders. so donr insult them. they are good god like people not like our blood sucking muslims.

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      All, But they are Gays… :) if they are married, this wouldnt have happned as they will be very busy with their day to day life… Budhism is a failiure Satanic

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        Peace Lover,

        Living believing in ANY MYTH is better than burning oneself to impress the Paparazzi media, racists and politicians, and turning into a Haraka, when Hindu India slaughters 42 million cattle per year and Buddhist China Slaughters 40 million cattle per year.

        Buddhist China also slaughters about 1 Billion swine/year.

        Picking roasted Jack Fruit seeds (Kos Aa) using the cats paws.

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          Picking roasted Jack Fruit seeds (Kos Ata) using the cats paws.

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      ALI, Better you join with BBS and start immediately. But in one language ALI means Pons i.e. Number 9! So I do not think you have the guts!

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        ALI/Ponse, add this: before you start, the cancer will kill you!

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    we need this in Sri Lanka too. islam is a pain to the entire world now.

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      Already Saudi Arabia stopped OIL, then 2 million will be back to SL from Middle East Slaveray work, then lets get togather and kill all muslims, have a Bottle of Arrack then :)

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    wow…

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    Soon we will have motorcycle gangs in orange…after all they seem to think Burma is an example worth emulating. Sadly there seems no imminent mechanism or action plan to check this “Buddhist extremist terrorism”!

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    Confuse when you call Buddhist monks.

    Now we have Ravana Balaya, Bodu Balaya, Jathika Hela Balaya, Rawaya Balaya etc,etc,

    Don’t know how many more Balayas will come into play in future.

    Where were these Balayas when VP was fighting a 30 year war.

    Free Mega meal Dana with excess calorie intake and with no outlets to release will definitelay make way for many Balayas to form.

    It’s time to add a Gallon of petrol to the Atapitikara than allowing Meat stalls to be closed.

    Make the Parliament, Janadhipathi Medura, Prime Ministers houe etc first as Vegetarian servers. How about the armed forces.

    A bunch of over eating, over weight fat Pigs trying to ruin our future generation.Already 60% of our children are malnourished, sick and under weight.

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      Who do you think finished the 30 year war? And who do you think is capable of maintaining political stability in the country first and thereafter keep ‘our children nourished’?

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        Who started the 30 year war, 30 years before the war started?

        Monk Mahanama Myth and his modern day Racist Myth followers.

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        Amarasiri,
        You say, Monk Mahanama racist myth started the war. That’s your stupid vision and I cannot or do not intend to change it.

        Now Cambridge dictionary says, “racist is someone who believes that other races are not as good as their own and therefore treats them unfairly.”

        In this world, when we complain of something, we have to be relative. Otherwise there is no meaning. So, for every verse you show where ‘Mahawamsa’ is racist, I shall quote 10 verses of racism in the Torah and in Koran verses 10 times more racism than Torah. Koran specifically tell Muslims to kill Jews, Christians and unbelievers. Show us, wherein ‘Mahawamsa’ says to kill Tamils if you can.

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        You are no muslim, It will never happen in a Buddhist country!

        When Buddhists starts to turn as athiests it can happen -> Vietnam, China,
        OR
        When Buddhists starts to turn into other religions it can happen -> Japan, Korea, Taiwan

        It is because with Buddhists Monks very difficult to survive!

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    Where is that Su Ki women after being released from house arrest? Is she also like MR trying to ride on the Religious wave? What low depths humans can descend to in the name of Non existent Religion, where Religion is man made. The advancement in Education and Civility comes to naught when man displays his ignorance as this killing of fellow human beings for divisions made by man alone.

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      Mara warned Buddha

      Buddha did not Listen

      See what has happened? Monk Hegemony.

      Buddhist Monks and Buddhist running amok.

      See

      Why are the other Monks keeping Silent?

      True for Mahiyana. True for Theraveda as well?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj8ROh7dyHE

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    military junta in sri lanka (MR GR BR NR CR BBS JHU RAVANA B) will follow suit of military junta in Myanmar. so folks lets all get ready for another civil war. what difference does it make of defeating the LTTE with so much of public funds if we are heading down the same road

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      Hello Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

      http://www.un.org/sg/

      On this International Day, let us pay solemn tribute to those who have fallen, support the more than 111,000 serving soldiers and police from 116 countries, and continue adapting our operations to better help civilians who need protection and support.

      Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in message on the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, 29 May ’13

      Are you BLIND? Do you know Burma is? Do you Know What Buddhism is?

      http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/HRCIndex.aspx

      he Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.
      More about the Human Rights Council…

      “All victims of human rights abuses should be able to look to the Human Rights Council as a forum and a springboard for action.”

      – Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, 12 March 2007, Opening of the 4th Human Rights Council Session

      NEWS
      DOCUMENTS
      Urgent debate on the human rights situation in Syria – Opening Statement by Ms. Navi Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights
      29 May 2013

      Add Burma as well.

      An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure….

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      Where are you. I want to join you.

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    Thrada vada Buddhists

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZZ-h8OSgtc

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    Buddha described the human mind as being filled with drunken monkeys, jumping around, screeching, chattering, carrying on endlessly. We all have monkey minds, Buddha said, with dozens of monkeys all clamoring for attention. Fear is an especially loud monkey, sounding the alarm incessantly, pointing out all the things we should be wary of and everything that could go wrong.
    Now the MONKey BUSINESS has started in Srilnka and Burma.

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    Having read through all the comments given I find it very difficult to comprehend what is been said. People are now beginning to bring into the limelight about religion and race of what is taking place in Burma and Sri Lanka. We are now not living in the dark ages but in the 21century.The Crusades undertaken wars in 1096-1291 to recover the holy Lands from the Moslems the term was also applied to wars undertaken against the Spanish Moors, the Baltic pagans,hertics, feudal princes with conquest of Asia Minor to recover the Christian lands taken by the Muslims these wars continued for over two hundred years. What I am trying to emphasis here is that we have lived in peace over the centenaries people free to follow any religion that they choose, but now Politicians and militants of the religious groups are trying to create division and bring about racial conflict coupled with religion which people of ethical understanding should not let this happen which no doubt lead to civil war. Time again I have said and reported in Sri Lanka Politician like SWRD Bandaranaike, brought about the division of the nation because he wanted to be in power by trying to create a Sinhalese nation by ethnic cleansing which all the ruling Politicians followed after him to this day which created the War with the Tamils who were fighting for their rights as rightful citizens of Sri Lanka. Now the ruling regime wants to bring about a Buddhist/Sinhala nation which we must understand there are Christians, Muslims, Hindus, all Sinhalese by race who live in peace and Harmony.

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      Dear Merril Fernando,

      Read, and I quote Shaymon Jayasinghe,

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/in-defence-of-the-non-religious/

      “I am not suggesting that all religious followers are blindfolded and naïve characters. There are many who do possess their crap-detectors but who wouldn’t leave the faith of their birth for reasons of social comfort and peace or even as habit. Some of the latter may accept some of the teachings but not all. There are also the plain hypocrites who are mere traders in the religion and employ religion for their personal gain in power or profit. The latter are religious predators that prey on populations.”

      They are called Actors, or Myth followers.

      Merril, you said:
      ” Time again I have said and reported in Sri Lanka Politician like SWRD Bandaranaike, brought about the division of the nation because he wanted to be in power by trying to create a Sinhalese nation by…”

      Let’s look at SWRD.( From Book by Yasmine Goonaratne- Realtive Merits,St. Martins Press, New York, page 3). Hoe the Myths were changed.

      1. South Indian Hindu,Nayaka Pandaram (Nirvana, Rebirth, Sansara)
      2. Kandyn Buddhist, Pandara Nayaka, Bandara Nayake(Nirvana, Sansara, Rebirth)
      3. Catholic, Dias ( Hell, Limbo, Purgatory, Heaven,Saints, Indulgences)
      4. Dutch Protestant Solomon(Hell, Heaven )
      5. Anglican, West Ridgeway (Hell, Heaven )
      6. Buddhist, (Nirvana, Sansara, Rebirth)
      7. Mahanama Racist Monk Buddhism (Racism, Nirvana, Sansara, Rebirth)

      How his family and he changed their MYTHS with the times, and what an opportunist politician he was, even though he was for the common man. If you removed his racism or rather pandering to the Mahanama Myth following Buddhist Monks, he would have been a great Prime Minister.Unfortunately, those who live by the sword and racism, doe by the sword and racism. Include Prabakaran as well.

      They are in Lanka, Burma, Iran. Saudi Arabia, Christian World etc.

      1. JHU, Jatika Harak Urumaya
      2. BBS
      3. Sinhala Ravaya
      4. Monk Mahanama Myths and Racism
      5. Monks
      6. Priests
      7. Mullahs

      The Politicians etc.

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    LIST OF COUNTRIES IN WHICH MUSLIMS HAVE CAUSED TROUBLE

    1. China (Ethnic tensions)
    2. Australia (Lebanese Gangs)
    3. Burma (Bangladeshi criminals)
    4. India (Riots, terrorism, seperatism)
    5. Russia (Terrorism)
    6. Palestine/Israel (Terrorism)
    7. France (Riots, high unemployment, etc.)
    8. Sweden (Riots, rape, high unemployment, etc.)
    9. Denmark (Riots)
    10. USA (Terrorism)
    11. Canada (Terrorism)
    12. Phillipines (Terrorism)
    13. Sudan (Civil war,
    14. England (Riots, terrorism, criminal behaviour)
    15. Spain (Terrorism)
    16. Italy (Illegal immigration)
    17. Switzerland (Minarets)
    18. Sri Lanka (Halal)
    19. Indonesia (Bali bombings)
    20. Iraq (civil war)
    21. Syria (civil war)
    22. Singapore/Malaysia (1964 race riots)
    23. France (riots, high unemployment, criminal behaviour)
    24. Scotland (blew up Pan Am 103 airliner)
    25. Turkey (Kurdish terrorism)

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      Sri Lankans can’t enter any of these countries without a visa and harassment, probably we must have ‘casused trouble’ to all of them too

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        Sri Lankans can’t enter any of these countries without a visa and harassment,

        Sinhalese and Tamils are among the highest earners in many of these countries. I cannot say the same for “Sri Lankan” Muslims, if such a thing exists.

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      Again the attack on Muslims, while having a serious memory lapse about other religions.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_terrorism

      and don’t forget the Jews:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_religious_terrorism

      Anders Breivik, an Christian extremists killed over 70 children in Norway recently.

      Let’s not forget the continuing terrorism against the people of Palestine, occupation, precision bombs into civilian homes, cluster bombs in civilian areas in Lebanon, firebombing of cars, burning of Mosques, killing of unarmed activists from Turkey, by Jewish commandos, on a flotilla, over international waters.

      We can ALL write long lists, so your attempt is worthless.

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        Here we are taking about the killings in Burma by Buddhists.

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        We can ALL write long lists

        Except that your list will only be accepted by Muslims, whereas my list will be accepted by every non-Muslim. By the way, Breivik was not a Christian extremist. He did not like immigrants; Christianity takes the opposite view,which is why Muslim immigrants are flooding these Western countries to abuse the welfare systems.

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          Your list will only be appreciated by bigots and ignorant Islamaphobes. Fair minded, intelligent people here, know that ALL Muslims cannot be blamed for what some extremists do. If you were able to read through the wikipedia link, it shows just how vicious extremists from other religions were too.
          This article is about Muslims being victimized in Myanmmar, not Lester the court jester’s justification for such violence, and making the victims look like bullies.

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            My list does not go past 30 or 40 years ago, whereas yours go back at least 200 years.

            Fair minded, intelligent people here, know that ALL Muslims cannot be blamed for what some extremists do.

            The problem is that the non-violent Muslims are supporting the jihad of the violent Muslims. So, even the non-violent Muslims are guilty by association.

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        Dhaksa, Ahmed and Lester,

        http://www.allempires.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=9266

        : Buddhist fundamentalism/terrorism???
        Posted: 16-Feb-2006 at 21:56
        For every major religions, there are always “affiliated” groups dedicated to terrorism, from Christian terrorist groups (e.g. Ku Klux Klan, The Order, Lord’s Resistance Army, etc.), to Islamist terrorist groups (too many to name), to Jewish terrorist groups (e.g. Jewish Defence League, Egrof Magen, etc.).

        Have you heard of any Buddhist terrorist group? Some would argue that Aum Shinrikyo, the group that was responsible for the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995 was a Buddhist sect, but I find that association a little ambiguous.

        Some point out that “not unlike other religions, Buddhism also has ‘skeletons in its closet’ which it carefully conceals in the Western world.” I came across the following website and do not know what to make of its contents. It mentions things such as “Buddhocracy” and the “Unholy alliance between Hitler, Buddha, and Krisna”. There are also many negative comments on the Dalai Lama and on Tibet. It also gives many examples of Buddhist violence in countries such as Sri Lanka, Burma, Bhutan, Laos, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Kashmir, and Korea.

        http://www.trimondi.de/EN/links.htm

        The following is an example of what the site is about:

        Google Buddhist Terrorism.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_and_violence

        Buddhism and violence – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_and_violence‎
        In more modern times Buddhist-inspired terrorism or militarism have also occurred in Japan, such as the Ketsumeidan assassinations led by Nichiren Buddhist …

        The Urban Myth: “There are no Buddhist Terrorists”…all religions …
        rupeenews.com/…/the-urban-myth-there-are-no-buddhist-terroristsall-reli…‎
        Ashoka (real or imagined figure) waged wars and tried to conquer the world to spread Buddhism. The Bharati state in fact uses he symbols of Ashoka.

        http://rupeenews.com/about/muhammad-in-the-christian-context-concentrating-on-the-commonalities-between-the-abrahamic-faiths-the-arian-influences-on-islam-the-muslim-influences-on-martin-luther-locke-and-jefferson/the-urban-myth-there-are-no-buddhist-terroristsall-religions-have-terrorists/

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          @ Amarasiri

          Show me a Buddhist suicide bomber and I will be happy to entertain your views. Did you know that after the US invaded Iraq, there were more than 800 suicide attacks in exactly two years? The fact of the matter is, these days, only Muslims and a handful of Jews are willing to die for the sake of religion. The Muslims call it jihad and the Jews percieve what they deem to be an existential threat.

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            Lester, aka Leela and other Versions of Shills…

            This is something I have asked from many people over the years from Muslims and Non-Muslims with the LTTE and other suicide missions.

            The answers I got were the following.

            1. There is a strict requirement in Islam against suicide. That also includes suicide bombing. It is not in the Quran and Hadith, I was informed, and I could not find it either.

            It was explained as follows:

            a) In Islam, everything belongs to God, which the Muslim and Christian Arabs call Allah, just like we call Deviya.

            b) Life is Given and Taken by God, Allah, Deviya, and ONLY God has the Divine right to GIVE and TAKE LIFE away. The suicide person decides this for himself, the time and place, and it is strictly forbidden.

            So Islam Abhors suicide and suicide bombers.

            This is the interpretation of All Mullahs, Ulema and others who have knowledge of Islamic Theology.

            Question: So, how did the Al Qaeda guys, manage to convince the suicide bombers?

            A few years ago, I listed to a radio program on this very subject. The main discussion leader was a CIA Operative who was in Afghanistan helping Mujahedeen fight the Soviets in the 80’s and had good contact and knowledge with Al Queda. He said that, Osama and Al Qaeda were looking for support in the Quran and Hadith, for suicide, and could not find any. So, they turned to the Bible and Christian sources, and found some. Since Muslims revere Jesus, this was quoted.

            However, that was insufficient for some. So, they threw in the 72 Virgins for the Sex starved Arabs. It is hard to say, if these misguided fools, really believe this, or if it was political action for Arab Nationalism. Most of the Iraq suicide bombings are due to the Sunni and Shia ideology violence by disenfranchised Sunnis, like LTTE black tigers.

            I hope this enlightens you.. Do not follow the Maras. Just follow Buddhism. Want to go to Dhamma School?

            Do you want to commit suicide, like the Haraka at Kandy?

            You will NOT, get the Pali Nibbana, the Sanskrit Nirvana,the Sinhala Nivan nor the 72 Virgins, if you follow the Kandy Haraka’s actions.

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              So Islam Abhors suicide and suicide bombers.

              Unless the suicide bomber is a martyr. Every jihadi is a martyr:

              The concept of martyrdom (shahada) in Islam can only be understood in the light of the Islamic concept of Holy Struggle (jihad) We may therefore conclude that there is neither jihad nor martyrdom outside the realm of truth, that martyrdom applies only when it is preceded by jihad… He is a mujahid while he lives, and a martyr if he dies or is killed for it.

              – The Concept Of Martyrdom In Islam A. Ezzati, Tehran University, Al-Serat, Vol XII (1986)

              So, it is easy to forget about the bomb and focus on the martyr. The martyr is larger than life. His/her death is used to encourage others to become martyrs. Thus, the bond between martyrdom and jihad is very strong.

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            TO BE A SUICIDE BOMBER IT NEEDS “GUTS”

            LESTER,IT IS THAT YOU SINGALAYAS DO NOT HAVE THAT.

            YOU ARE DAMN COWARDS.

            ISLAMIC POSITION IS ONE CANNOT KILL HIMSELF OR ANOTHER,UNJUSTLY

            WHAT GOES ON BY THOSE CLAIMING TO BE MUSLIMS ALL OVER IS JUST NOT ALLOWED
            IN ISLAM.

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      LIST OF COUNTRIES WERE BUDDHIST CAUSED/ ARE CAUSING DISASTERS!

      Japan -> A Buddhist Country -> 2nd War ->over 75 Million Killed.
      Korea ->. A Buddhist Country -> Korean War -> over 4. Million Killed.
      Vietnam->A Buddhist Country->Vietnam War-> over 4. Million Killed
      Laos. ->A Buddhist Country ->Vietnam War.
      Cambodia-> A Buddhist Country-> Pol Pot a Buddhist-> Killed over 3 Million.
      Sri Lanka->A Buddhist Country->Killing of Tamils-> Number of deaths Not known.
      Thailand->A Buddhist Country-> Killing of Minorities-> Number of Death Not Known.
      Burma -> A Buddhist Country -> Killing of Mulims -> number of Deaths Not Available.
      Bhutan -> A Buddhist Country -> King killed his entire family..
      Sri Lanka -> Sexual abuse by Buddhist Monks.
      Bhutan -> Sexual Abuse by Buddhist monks
      BANGLADESH-> Buddhist Minority Criminals -> Fighting with Muslim Majority.
      USA -> Sexual Abuse by Buddhist Monks
      UK. ->. Sexual Abuse By Buddhist Monks.
      ………
      . …….

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        An uneducated joker who thinks the Japanese fought in the name of Buddhism. Is that why the Emperor was called a “Sun-God.” The rest of your list is also rubbish.

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        DODU,

        Yes, there are two Versions of Buddhism.

        The True Buddhism of the Enlightened Buddha, and Mara warned Buddha Against.

        The Maraism.

        We are seeing Both versions here.

        Looks like the Buddhism is now taken over by the Buddhist Nazis.

        There was a always question, if the problem in Lanka were due to the Monk Mahanama Sinhala Buddhist Racism of the 5th Century.

        Looking at the data from Burma, we need to say that, the problem is not with the Sinhala, it is with Buddhism.

        Who killed SWRD? A Sinhala? No. A Buddhist Monk? Yes.

        See the violence of Buddhism in this video.

        Mara warned Buddha

        Buddha did not Listen

        See what has happened? Monk Hegemony.

        Buddhist Monks and Buddhist running amok.

        See

        Why are the other Monks keeping Silent?

        True for Mahiyana. True for Theraveda as well?

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj8ROh7dyHE

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          Believe what you want, but the Muslims fought with Hitler during WW2.

          On December, 1941 a top secret memorandum ordered that the OKW was to create two Muslim units: the Turkestanisch Legion, consisted Muslim volunteers from Central Asia, like Turkomans, Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Kirghizs, Karakalpaks, and Tadjiks; and Kaukasisch-Mohammedan Legion from Caucasian Muslims volunteers, like Azeris, Daghestans, Chechens, Ingushes, and Lezghins. Beside a separated unit consisted Muslim Tartars, Wolgatatarische Legion, was formed in Poland on January 1942.

          Pictures:

          http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j304/ts_lee1/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-295-1560-212.jpg

          http://s3.amazonaws.com/files.posterous.com/grendelreport/tBmksUJDbQ09KFAmorGCnEq06tF0EJbvMyfixHnpqsaKuMGFwNRF7HVhJWxl/image006.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJFZAE65UYRT34AOQ&Expires=1370023957&Signature=V0rHNveIMW02JJoUuFugCop44r4%3D

          Then of course, there was the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, with whose cooperation Hitler planned to exterminate all the Jews in Palestine.

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            Here is another article which disputes Lesters false claims:

            Al Arabiya
            A new exhibition to be held in central London will showcase pictures of Muslims who saved Jews during the Holocaust, the BBC has reported.
            The Righteous Muslim Exhibition, to be launched at the Board of Deputies of British Jews in Bloomsbury, “hopes to inspire new research into instances of collaboration between the Muslim and Jewish communities,” the BBC reported.
            The exhibition will showcase photographs of 70 Muslims who sheltered Jews during World War II, and will be “displayed alongside stories detailing their acts of heroism.”
            Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to victims of the Holocaust, honors around 25,000 “righteous persons” who “risked their lives” to protect Jews under Nazi Germany.
            The 70 Muslims have reportedly been added to the list.
            “These communities were dispersed in the aftermath of the Second World War, and as the older generation passes away, these stories will be lost,” said Fiyaz Mughal, director of the charity Faith Matters, and co-author of the booklet “The Role of the Righteous Muslims.”
            Mughal told the BBC that he hopes the exhibition will encourage the younger generation of both Jews and Muslims “to research this area in partnership,” adding: “That’s the best thing for empathy and cohesion: shared learning, and a common pride in who we are.”
            “One of the main drivers of the project is that there are some small sections in Jewish communities who are trying to rewrite history and say that Muslims overwhelmingly helped the Nazis.
            “And on the other side, there is a small section of the Muslim community who do not want to talk about the Holocaust for the sake of not wanting to build up an empathy with Jewish communities.
            “That is unacceptable, because factually it’s untrue,” he added.

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            Lester and Other Shill Versions,

            World War 2 was the Second Great Colonial War. The Primary Axis Powers were:

            1. Germany, Nazi Racism and Hegemony, Catholic and Protestant Christianity Fascism

            2. Italian Catholic Fascists

            3. Japanese Buddhist Fascists, whom Sinhala Buddhists supported.(Historical records)

            The and the Southern Cossacks did not fully support Lenin’s Russian Revolution, and the purges by Stalin alienated people. So, many subjugated non-Russians initially thought the Germans would liberate them, bur did not understand the motives of he Nazis.

            This was the reason for the Hungarians, Romanians and Finns to support the Nazis.

            Then the Tide turned around. All the Axis Powers were beaten including the Buddhist Japanese Axis Partner.

            The rest is history.

            We all should be grateful to the British,the Russians, the Americans and a host of other allied nations for beating the Axis Powers.

            Otherwise, you would have been a slave, Buddhist or not, and saying “Heil Hitler,” to “Die Fuher” 100 times a day, instead of praying 5times a day, like the Muslims do.

            Auf Viidedershoen

            Anmareasiri

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              Total rubbish, The Sinhalese did not support the Japanese. The Japanese were fighting for their Emperor (who they believed was a God), not for Buddhism, despite what the uneducated idiot Dodu tries to claim. Some of the Finns and Hungarians supported the Nazis, but it was not because they hated Jews. The Muslims supported Hitler because they hated Jews.

              The mass murder of the Serbs began already at the end of April, 1941, with the massacres in the villages around Bjelovar, in Banija in May, in Lika in June, in Kordun, and also in Bosnian Krajina and Herzegovina following the formation of local Bosnian Muslim Nazi SS Divisions.

              http://americandefenseleague.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/genocide-in-croatia-the-crimes-of-the-ustashi-muslim-croat-in-jasenovac-and-beyond/

              The Muslims in the Waffen SS were not the only Muslims to use World War 2 as an excuse to attack Jews:

              Iraq’s Kristallnacht: 70 Years Later By Robert S. Wistrich

              Seventy years ago, on June 1, 1941, the most dramatic and violent pogrom in the Arab Middle East during World War II took place in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. Known in Arabic as the Farhūd, this devastating pogrom left approximately 150 Jews dead, hundreds more wounded, and led to the ransacking of nearly 600 Jewish businesses. The grim events of June 1-2, 1941 were the Iraqi Arab equivalent of the mass violence on Kristallnacht, which had taken place some two and a half years earlier across Nazi Germany…

              Palestinian nationalists, led by the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini (who had had fled to Baghdad in the late 1930s), conducted an especially vicious campaign to incite a jihad among the local Arab population against Great Britain, Zionism and the Jews of Iraq.

              http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/auschwitz-blueprints/

              Of course, after 1945, with the collapse of colonialism, the Arabs showed their true Islamic feelings by chasing the Jews out of all the Middle Eastern countries. And then there is the Six-Day War; as I have told many people, if the Arabs had won the Six-Day War, they would have no shown no mercy to the Jews. That is why we should always support Israel against its terrorist neighbors in the north, south, east, and west.

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        What an idiot Dodu, Sri Lanka forces didn’t fight with LTTE for Buddhism. We defeated LTTE to save the country from being divided.

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      LIST OF COUNTRIES WERE BUDDHIST CAUSED/ ARE CAUSING DISASTERS!

      Japan -> A Buddhist Country -> 2nd War ->over 75 Million Killed.
      Korea ->. A Buddhist Country -> Korean War -> over 4. Million Killed.
      Vietnam->A Buddhist Country->Vietnam War-> over 4. Million Killed
      Laos. ->A Buddhist Country ->Vietnam War.
      Cambodia-> A Buddhist Country-> Pol Pot a Buddhist-> Killed over 3 Million.
      Sri Lanka->A Buddhist Country->Killing of Tamils-> Number of deaths Not known.
      Thailand->A Buddhist Country-> Killing of Minorities-> Number of Death Not Known.
      Burma -> A Buddhist Country -> Killing of Mulims -> number of Deaths Not Available.
      Bhutan -> A Buddhist Country -> King killed his entire family..
      Sri Lanka -> Sexual abuse by Buddhist Monks.
      Bhutan -> Sexual Abuse by Buddhist monks
      BANGLADESH-> Buddhist Minority Criminals -> Fighting with Muslim Majority.
      USA -> Sexual Abuse by Buddhist Monks
      UK. ->. Sexual Abuse By Buddhist Monks.
      ………

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    Please visit “the religion of peace” website for facts.

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    BUHDA TERRORISTS IN MYANMAR KILLED A MUSIMS MAN AND MUTILATED ..

    WHO SI GOING TO STOP ???????????

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_2YlAmLEVw&feature=player_embedded

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    WHY DOESNT CT INCLUDE ANYTHING ON THE BRITISH MOBS DESTROYING 10 MOSQUES IN THE UK…

    WHY DOESNT CT PUBLISH ANYTHING ON THE BRITISH ATTACKS ON MUSLIMS TAKING PLACE ALL OVER THE UK… OVER 200 INCIDENTS IN JUST 1 WEEK…

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    We are not in dark ages, but muslims do.!! they are still living in 10000000 B.C. that is why we need no muslims in this world. NO MUSLIMS NO FEARS, NO FEARS NO TEARS. ISLAM = TERRORISM

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      Dirty pig! NoBuddha -> No Buddhist -> No Monks -> No dirt pigs -> No Wine Shops -> No Child Abuse -> No Violence -> No Killing -> No Genocide -> FINALLY FREE WORLD!

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        Yes correct.. replace words with ALLah, Muslims and Islam.
        Ni ISlam, no Fights. No Muslims No murder, !! hukapiya ponna huttha !!

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      Reason for Buddhists to revert to Islam and christianity.

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        ROY,

        THERE ARE MANY REASONS FOR BUDDHISTS TO CONVERT INTO ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY:

        The main reason is they DO NOT WANTS TO RE-BORN AS ANIMALS AND GET KILLED BY MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS!

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      Hi black PIG .
      Wy you just put comment with utmost hilarious way……. YOU MUST BE A PIG EATER THATS WHY WRITING HERE WITHOUT ANY BRAIN .. WHEREVER PIGS , like you , LIVES THERE IS DIRTY VOMITTING SMELLS COME OUT…..

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      Please visit “the religion of peace” website without making racial allegations.

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    why should we bother with Burma buddhist activities.. Itwas a country rule by dictatorships.. until current regime, ours was not a rule of a dictator.

    Statistics of Burma

    Area
    – Total 676,578 km2 (40th)
    261,227 sq mi
    – Water (%) 3.06
    Population
    – 2010 estimate 60,280,000[1] (24th[2])
    – 1983 census 33,234,000
    – Density 73.9/km2 (119th)
    191.5/sq mi
    GDP (PPP) 2012 estimate
    – Total $88.751 billion[3]
    – Per capita $1,393[3]
    GDP (nominal) 2012 estimate
    – Total $54.416 billion[3]
    – Per capita $854[3]
    HDI (2012) 0.498[4]
    low · 149th
    Currency Kyat (K) (MMK)
    Time zone MST (UTC+06:30)
    Drives on the rightb
    Calling code +95

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    The dirty fossil fuel secret behind Burma’s democratic fairytale
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    The dirty fossil fuel secret behind Burma’s democratic fairytale
    South-east Asian country’s untapped natural wealth is being opened up, regardless of the environmental and human costs
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    Burma has waged ‘a campaign of ethnic cleansing’ against Rohingya Muslims, according to Human Rights Watch. Photograph: HRW/AFP/Getty Images
    New evidence has emerged that the systematic violence against ethnic Rohingya in Burma – “described as genocidal by some experts” – is being actively supported by state agencies. But the violence’s links to the country’s ambitions to rapidly expand fossil fuel production, at massive cost to local populations and to the environment, have been largely overlooked.

    Over 125,000 ethnic Rohingya have been forcibly displaced since waves of violence swept across Burma’s Arakan state last year, continuing until now, according to the New York-based Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) latest sobering report. The “ethnic cleansing” campaign against Arakan’s Muslim minority, although instigated largely by Buddhist monks rallying local mobs, has been the product of “extensive state involvement and planning”, according to HRW’s UK director David Mepham.

    The group found:

    “All of the state security forces [in Arakan] are implicated in failing to prevent atrocities or directly participating in them, including local police, Lon Thein riot police, the inter-agency border control force called Nasaka, and the army and navy.”

    Burma’s Rohingya minority has resided in the country for decades, but been formally denied citizenship by the government, subjected instead to forced labour, arbitrary land confiscations, and routine discrimination. Although the latest violence raises urgent questions about the integrity of Burma’s ostensible democratic reform process, the west has refused to allow the campaign against the Rohingyas to interfere with efforts to integrate the regime into global markets.

    The last two years has seen first the US, then the UK and the EU, lift decades of economic sanctions with a view to “open a new chapter” in relations with Burma.

    Nestled strategically between India and China, Burma is rich in fossil fuels and other mineral resources, including oil, gas, gold, timber and jade. In recent months, even as genocidal violence has escalated, the country has been courted by world leaders, such as President Barack Obama, British foreign secretary William Hague, and European Commission president José Manuel Barroso.

    As Forbes reports , thanks to Burma’s “vast, untapped reserves of oil and natural gas” – estimated at between 11 trillion and 23 trillion cubic feet – “and with sanctions over and a world thirsty for new sources of energy, Western multinationals are eager to sign deals.”

    But foreign companies must partner with local companies to be able to bid. This condition has spurred Myanmar’s crony capitalist elite of fewer than 20 families – many of whom built their business empires on the back of state favours from the former military junta – to rebrand themselves as honest brokers for western investors looking for their next regional venture.

    Attempting to consolidate their privileged position in a highly unequal but resource-rich economy, Burma’s business families are making renewed efforts to capitalise on the resource rush, highlighting their philanthropic activities, and forging new ties with Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

    Foreign investment is currently dominated by Chinese, Thai and Indian firms, who operated relatively unfazed by western sanctions, but American, British and French multinationals such as Chevron, BP, Shell, and Total are jockeying to make up for lost time.

    Yet the scramble to open up Burma for business has played a direct role in inflaming community tensions. One of the most prominent culprits is the Shwe Gas Project led by South Korean and Indian companies, to export natural gas via pipeline from Arakan state to China’s Yunnan province. The 2,800km overland pipeline is slated to become operational this year.

    The project plans to produce 500 million cubic feet (mcfd) of gas per day for 30 years, supplying 400 mcfd to China, and the remaining 100 mcfd to factories owned by the Burmese government, military and associated business elites.

    The losers from this venture are the Burmese people and environment. An extensive report by the Shwe Gas Movement (SGM), a Burmese community-based human rights network, documented the destruction of local fishing and farming industries, including confiscation of thousands of acres of land to “clear areas for the pipeline and associated infrastructure”, from 2010 to 2011. Tens of thousands have been left jobless, with little or no compensation or employment opportunities.

    The pipeline also cuts through the Arakan Yoma forest ecosystems of the Western Mountain Range, part of the Eastern Hindu Kush-Himalayan region, contributing to soil erosion and endangering species. One third of coral reefs north of Kyauk Phyu town have already been seriously damaged, undermining fish and marine life, and local fishing. Freshwater rivers and waterways have been dredged for sand and gravel for construction purposes, and are set to become dumping grounds for toxic materials.

    In December 2011, the pipeline project sparked widespread angeracross Arakan’s cities and rural areas, as local people demanded provision of 24 hour electricity. Ranked the second most impoverished state of Burma by the UN Development Programme, approximately 3 million people living in Arakan have no access to public electricity, with just a few major cities able to access only five to six hours of electricity per day, provided by private companies at extortionate prices of 400-600 Kyat per unit (compared to 25 Kyat per unit in Rangoon). Overall, Burma is by far the poorest country in Southeast Asia, with a third of the population living in poverty.

    The eruption of ethnic violence across Arakan against ethnic Rohingyas six months later in 2012 was therefore most likely triggered by the simmering tensions wrought by escalating economic marginalisation. On the one hand, Arakan’s deepening economic crisis, fuelled by the state-backed pipeline project, laid the groundwork for an increase in xenophobia and racism toward the Rohingya. On the other, Burmese state agencies appear to have deliberately fostered the ethnic cleansing campaign to divert populist anger away from the devastating impact of the pipeline project, and instead toward the most easy and vulnerable target to hand.

    Even as violence against the Rohingya escalates, conflict has also broken out along the pipeed resistance groups linked to the Kachin state, where people have faced arbitrary arrest, torture, forced labour, rape and sexual violence at the hands of the Burma Army.
    line route between Burmese security forces and local arm
    The plight of these different groups underscores that the fairytale of Burma’s rosy democratic transition is exactly that – a fairytale.

    But lured by the promise of windfall profits, it is a fairytale convenient for competing global powers eager to capitalise on the country’s untapped natural wealth, regardless of the environmental and human costs.

    • This is Dr. Nafeez Ahmed’s first post on his new blog, Earth Insight, hosted by The Guardian. Nafeez is Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Development, and writer/presenter of the film The Crisis of Civilization, based on his latest book, A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It. You can follow him on Twitter:@nafeezahmed

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    New evidence has emerged that the systematic violence against ethnic Rohingya in Burma – “described as genocidal by some experts” – is being actively supported by state agencies. But the violence’s links to the country’s ambitions to rapidly expand fossil fuel production, at massive cost to local populations and to the environment, have been largely overlooked.

    Over 125,000 ethnic Rohingya have been forcibly displaced since waves of violence swept across Burma’s Arakan state last year, continuing until now, according to the New York-based Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) latest sobering report. The “ethnic cleansing” campaign against Arakan’s Muslim minority, although instigated largely by Buddhist monks rallying local mobs, has been the product of “extensive state involvement and planning”, according to HRW’s UK director David Mepham.

    The group found:

    “All of the state security forces [in Arakan] are implicated in failing to prevent atrocities or directly participating in them, including local police, Lon Thein riot police, the inter-agency border control force called Nasaka, and the army and navy.”

    Burma’s Rohingya minority has resided in the country for decades, but been formally denied citizenship by the government, subjected instead to forced labour, arbitrary land confiscations, and routine discrimination. Although the latest violence raises urgent questions about the integrity of Burma’s ostensible democratic reform process, the west has refused to allow the campaign against the Rohingyas to interfere with efforts to integrate the regime into global markets.

    The last two years has seen first the US, then the UK and the EU, lift decades of economic sanctions with a view to “open a new chapter” in relations with Burma.

    Nestled strategically between India and China, Burma is rich in fossil fuels and other mineral resources, including oil, gas, gold, timber and jade. In recent months, even as genocidal violence has escalated, the country has been courted by world leaders, such as President Barack Obama, British foreign secretary William Hague, and European Commission president José Manuel Barroso.

    As Forbes reports , thanks to Burma’s “vast, untapped reserves of oil and natural gas” – estimated at between 11 trillion and 23 trillion cubic feet – “and with sanctions over and a world thirsty for new sources of energy, Western multinationals are eager to sign deals.”

    But foreign companies must partner with local companies to be able to bid. This condition has spurred Myanmar’s crony capitalist elite of fewer than 20 families – many of whom built their business empires on the back of state favours from the former military junta – to rebrand themselves as honest brokers for western investors looking for their next regional venture.

    Attempting to consolidate their privileged position in a highly unequal but resource-rich economy, Burma’s business families are making renewed efforts to capitalise on the resource rush, highlighting their philanthropic activities, and forging new ties with Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

    Foreign investment is currently dominated by Chinese, Thai and Indian firms, who operated relatively unfazed by western sanctions, but American, British and French multinationals such as Chevron, BP, Shell, and Total are jockeying to make up for lost time.

    Yet the scramble to open up Burma for business has played a direct role in inflaming community tensions. One of the most prominent culprits is the Shwe Gas Project led by South Korean and Indian companies, to export natural gas via pipeline from Arakan state to China’s Yunnan province. The 2,800km overland pipeline is slated to become operational this year.

    The project plans to produce 500 million cubic feet (mcfd) of gas per day for 30 years, supplying 400 mcfd to China, and the remaining 100 mcfd to factories owned by the Burmese government, military and associated business elites.

    The losers from this venture are the Burmese people and environment. An extensive report by the Shwe Gas Movement (SGM), a Burmese community-based human rights network, documented the destruction of local fishing and farming industries, including confiscation of thousands of acres of land to “clear areas for the pipeline and associated infrastructure”, from 2010 to 2011. Tens of thousands have been left jobless, with little or no compensation or employment opportunities.

    The pipeline also cuts through the Arakan Yoma forest ecosystems of the Western Mountain Range, part of the Eastern Hindu Kush-Himalayan region, contributing to soil erosion and endangering species. One third of coral reefs north of Kyauk Phyu town have already been seriously damaged, undermining fish and marine life, and local fishing. Freshwater rivers and waterways have been dredged for sand and gravel for construction purposes, and are set to become dumping grounds for toxic materials.

    In December 2011, the pipeline project sparked widespread angeracross Arakan’s cities and rural areas, as local people demanded provision of 24 hour electricity. Ranked the second most impoverished state of Burma by the UN Development Programme, approximately 3 million people living in Arakan have no access to public electricity, with just a few major cities able to access only five to six hours of electricity per day, provided by private companies at extortionate prices of 400-600 Kyat per unit (compared to 25 Kyat per unit in Rangoon). Overall, Burma is by far the poorest country in Southeast Asia, with a third of the population living in poverty.

    The eruption of ethnic violence across Arakan against ethnic Rohingyas six months later in 2012 was therefore most likely triggered by the simmering tensions wrought by escalating economic marginalisation. On the one hand, Arakan’s deepening economic crisis, fuelled by the state-backed pipeline project, laid the groundwork for an increase in xenophobia and racism toward the Rohingya. On the other, Burmese state agencies appear to have deliberately fostered the ethnic cleansing campaign to divert populist anger away from the devastating impact of the pipeline project, and instead toward the most easy and vulnerable target to hand.

    Even as violence against the Rohingya escalates, conflict has also broken out along the pipeline route between Burmese security forces and local armed resistance groups linked to the Kachin state, where people have faced arbitrary arrest, torture, forced labour, rape and sexual violence at the hands of the Burma Army.

    The plight of these different groups underscores that the fairytale of Burma’s rosy democratic transition is exactly that – a fairytale.

    But lured by the promise of windfall profits, it is a fairytale convenient for competing global powers eager to capitalise on the country’s untapped natural wealth, regardless of the environmental and human costs.

    • This is Dr. Nafeez Ahmed’s first post on his new blog, Earth Insight, hosted by The Guardian. Nafeez is Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Development, and writer/presenter of the film The Crisis of Civilization, based on his latest book, A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It. You can follow him on Twitter:@nafeezahmed

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