A monk leading a nationalist movement challenging the “threat of Islam” in Burma is blamed for inspiring sectarian violence against the country’s Mulim minority.
Buddhist monk Wirathu in Yangon, Burma. The 46-year-old has been blamed for inspiring sectarian violence Photo: REUTERS/Telegraph
Radical buddhist nationalism is sweeping Burma, and at the forefront of the movement is a group more commonly associated with peace and tolerance: monks.
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