28 May, 2022


Burma’s Muslims Targeted By Buddhist Mob Violence

Muslims from an obscure ethnic group in western Burma have become targets of vicious Buddhist mob attacks. Brendan Brady reports from Rakhine state on the increasing violence.

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    Our senior monks went to Burma for “higher ordination” when the miitary ruled,and were conferred titles by the military regime.
    They need to go now, and preach aginst hatred and killings.
    But,this maybe too much to expect of them – many monks rampaged along with the mobs during Black July.
    Now some are “muslim haters”.
    None protest against the army’s repression in the north and east.
    They all,along with the “devout” rich buddhists who seek ‘basnayake nilame’ posts for prestige,ignore army repression in the northeast, and police excesses elsewhere.
    They practice “selective buddhism”.
    They visit hindu temples to dash coconuts and curse enemies,but ignore the destruction & looting of hindu temples in the northeast.

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      Why did you put venerable in front of Gnanasara’s name? What is venerable about this hate monager and thug? Monks like him should be publicly disrobed and whipped until they repent their sins.

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    There’s a saying that Leapords never change their spots.

    This BBS all about is pure Radical opportunists.

    What Rajapakses did was, using the Executive Presidency Privilege to openly loot the country using Judiciary, Police, Media, CB, Tenders and contracts, Armed Forces,White vans, DIG and Police Ransom Killers etc, etc…..now been spread to Sasana also.

    BBS taking over to Police our country is like How Anderae ate sugar…or 1983 Desha Premi Kada Kadapan, how Mega robbers looted Tamil shops.

    Leapords never change their spots whoever they are and whatever position they hold.

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    I have no doubt people get killed when embroiled conflicts that lead to fights hate filled ones. But from what we read and hear, numbers that get killed in Myanmar is much less than those that get blasted in Muslim kill Muslim conflicts in 99% Muslim states such as peaceful Pakistan, Iraq and etc. And needless to say killings in Burma is much much less than war ridden Syria. No doubt people may have been tortured in Burma but this photo is absolutely a faked image worse caliber than that Ch4 used.

    Now, let’s look at the root of this problem. Throughout history those professing Islam have been the biggest enemies of Buddhists and Buddhism. Why do I say that?

    Buddhism, Hinduism and other religions lasted for well over a millennium in India without religious fights such as Crusades, Heresy and Jihad and etc. But invasions of India by Musalmans had changed all that peaceful coexistence. The burning of Nalanda University by Bakhtiar Khilji, a Muslim military General of Qutb-ud-din Aybak which is said have burned for months in 1193 could be considered as the starting point of the disappearance of the most peaceful religion of earth, the Buddhism from India.

    Why do a military General want to desecrate and burn a peaceful and a serene monastery? To answer that question you’ll have understand that Islam meaning the Koran orders ‘Muslims to fight unbelievers’; 9:123 etc. And in 48:28 etc it says that ‘Allah curse other religions’.

    Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the dalit leader and the great Indian who is said to have written most of the Indian constitution said that there is absolutely no doubt that the fall of Buddhism in India was due to the invasions of the Musalmans or the adherents of Islam.

    For five centuries, from the 13 AD, most parts of India were under Muslim rule. Over 50 million Buddhists and Hindus were massacred by Islamist in greater India in the past which included Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Before the onslaught of Islam, Buddhism was the religion of almost the whole of Asia – ancient countries/regions such as Bactria, Parthia, Afghanistan, Gandhar, Chinese Turkestan, along with Tibet and Inner Mongolia were Buddhist nations that formed almost the whole of the Asian continent. Buddhism was the dominant religion of the people of this vast area of the Asian continent. Islam destroyed and eliminated Buddhism from almost all these countries.

    If only one read Muslims’ history he would understand the reason for anxiety and action by Burmese and their leader Wirathu is they have to act before its too late for them as well.

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      So you look at history and justify the killing of Muslims in the present and future? Perhaps you ought to open your eyes and see whether all Muslims are killing non Muslims in the world today. Don’t take tiny verses from a reference that you do not understand in its entirety. I’d like to see you justifying the threats against other minorities too by the way. Great example to Buddhists, you are :). There, I wasted a good 5 mins of my life on a troll (ashamed of myself).

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    The following appeared in LANKAWEB on jan 26,2013.

    For those interested in scholarly research, please view the enterprise by “two well known academicians of Kerala – Prof KM Bahauddin, former pro-vice chancellor of Aligarh Muslim and Osmania universities, and Dr MS Jayaprakash, professor of history at Kollam – throw some deep insights into the dark history of India when Buddhism was systematically eliminated by Brahminical forces who control Hinduism, then and now.”

    Jayaprakash elaborates:

    ‘Hundreds of Buddhist statues, stupas and viharas have been destroyed in India between 830 and 966 AD in the name of Hindu revivalism. Both literary and archaeological sources within and outside India speak volumes about the havoc done to Buddhism by Hindu fanatics. Spiritual leaders like Sankaracharya and many Hindu kings and rulers took pride in demolishing Buddhist images aiming at the total eradication of Buddhist culture.

    After all, in places such as Bengal and Sind, which were ruled by Brahminical dynasties but had Buddhist majorities, Buddhists are said to have welcomed the Muslims as saviours who had freed them from the tyranny of ‘upper’ caste rule. This explains why most of the ‘lower-caste’ people in Eastern Bengal and Sind embraced Islam. Few, if any, among the ‘upper’ castes of these regions did the same.

    Veer Savarkar describes the sharp contrasts between Hinduism and Brahamanism. He was highly critical of Buddhism.

    Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, devoted a part of his influential book “Hindutva” to Buddhism and attacks Buddhism’s “lack of martial involvement in society, and its lack of nationalist identification with India”.

    Under pressure, he makes a few genuflections before the Buddha, but then reverts to his negative judgment. “We fear that the one telling factor that contributed to the fall of Buddhism more than any other has escaped that detailed attention of scholars which it deserves.”

    Savarkar explains that “Philosophical differences” and the “inanitation and demoralization of the Buddhistic Church”, with Viharas attracting “a loose, lazy and promiscuous crowd of men who lived on others”, are insufficient. V.D. Savarkar: Hindutva, p.18.

    “Thus it was political and national necessity that was at once the cause and the effect of the decline of Buddhism. Buddhism had its centre of gravity nowhere. So it was an imperative need to restore at least the national centre of gravity that India had lost in attempting to get identified with Buddhism.” Savarkar. V.D. Savarkar: Hindutva, p.28

    They would have been inconsequential “had not the political consequences of the Buddhistic expansion been so disastrous to the national virility and even the national existence of our race”

    Savarkar crticises Buddha, his teachings, and Buddhims –would give proof of downright “treason”:

    “The reaction against universal tendencies of Buddhism only grew more insistent and powerful as the attempt to re-establish the Buddhist power in India began to assume a more threatening attitude. Nationalist tendencies refused to barter with our national independence and accept a foreign conqueror as our overlord. But if that foreigner happened to be favourably inclined towards Buddhism, then he was sure to find some secret sympathisers among the Indian Buddhists all over India, even as Catholic Spain could always find some important section in England to restore a Catholic dynasty in England. Not only this but dark hints abound in our ancient records to show that at times some foreign Buddhistic powers had actually invaded India with an express national and religious aim in view.” V.D. Savarkar: Hindutva, p.25

    Savarkar states that the Greco-Bactrian and Kushana invaders adopted Buddhism, supported by native Buddhists. He questions the loyalty and collaboration of native Buddhists.Six Glorious Epochs of Indian History, Savarkar gives other instances of Buddhist treason.

    “these Indian Buddhists were elated to see the Muslim foreigners march against the Hindu kingdom. These Buddhists, who bore malice towards the Hindus, perhaps thought that these new Muslim aggressors might embrace their Buddhist cult, as did their forerunners, the Greeks under Menander or the Kushans under Kanishka, and establish a Buddhist empire over India. So they went and greeted the Arabian-Muslim leader when he captured Port Deval from the hands of King Dahir.” V.D. Savarkar: Six Glorious Epochs, p.133-134. Savarkar wrote this book in Marathi: Bhâratiya itihâsâtîla sahâ sonerî pâne, it was translated into English by S.T. Godbole.

    If the Gen Bakhtiar Khilji razed the Nalanda University and slaughtered the monks, then he certainly did not follow the precepts of ISLAM.

    During his life, Muhammad gave various injunctions to his forces and adopted practices toward the conduct of war. The most important of these were summarized by Muhammad’s companion and first Caliph, Abu Bakr, in the form of ten rules for the Muslim army

    “ O people! I charge you with ten rules; learn them well!

    Stop, O people, that I may give you ten rules for your guidance in the battlefield.

    Do not commit treachery nor deviate from the right path.

    You must not mutilate dead bodies.

    Neither kill a child, nor a woman, nor an aged man.

    Bring no harm to the trees, nor burn them with fire, especially those which are fruitful.

    Slay not any of the enemy’s flock, save for your food.

    You are likely to pass by people who have devoted their lives to monastic services; leave them alone.

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    over to you jmuthu to deal with these singala bhuddhist thugs.

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