I endorse, agree and raise my voice with everyone against Muslim or Islam following terrorists, and we have spoken enough about them all these years. Do not interpret my posts as Muslim sympathizer because I have few questions beyond Muslims too.
The peace loving monks holding guns and killing people is what left me speechless. Buddhism is generally seen as among the religious traditions least associated with violence, but in the history of Buddhism there have been acts of violence directed, fomented or inspired by Buddhists. Buddhism embraces a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha. Ahimsa, a term meaning ‘not to injure’, is a primary virtue in Buddhism. Nirvana is the earliest and most common term used to describe the goal of the Buddhist path and the ultimate eradication of dukkha (pain). But few Buddhist exactly going opposite their preaching’s by giving pain to fellow human.
Recently we have seen brutal killing in Myanmar, some Muslims those who are alive are dumped in camps and an autocratic Buddhist monk plays the concentration camp boss over a group of Rohingya Muslims imprisoned and tortured, those who are killed are randomly berried and burned, numbers are countless, but no need to feel bad they were all Muslims. They are known for terrorism across the globe, but no one has time to look at most peaceful Buddha’s followers holding butcher knife or guns.
Sinhala Buddhists in Sri Lanka committed violence against Christians and Tamils. Even worse, during World War II, the Buddhist establishment — even Zen — cooperated, for the most part, with the militaristic Japanese regime. Recently Burmese Buddhists — incited by monks, no less — have been conducting violent attacks against the Rohingya Muslims with whom they share the Rakhine district, which borders Sri Lanka. The official death toll is five Rakhines and 51 Muslims killed at Yin Thei, including 21 Muslim women, nearly 4,000 Rohingya Muslims were fleeing the large port town of Pauktaw. The campaign against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is spearheaded by controversial monk Ashin Wirathu. Once referred to as the “Burmese bin Laden,” he is the leader of an ultranationalist group called 969, which opposes the growth of Islam in Myanmar. He was jailed in 2003 for inciting hatred and stirring sectarian clashes and released in 2010. Wirathu has warned against an impending Muslim takeover of Myanmar. In 2012 the rape of a Buddhist woman in northern Rakhine led to violent attacks that left dozens of civilians dead and more than 125,000 Rohingya and other Muslims displaced. Human Rights Watch described the humanitarian crisis as “ethnic cleansing.” Wirathu justified the violence saying the Rohingya were planning to establish an Islamic State in Rakhine. He has since urged non-Muslims to boycott Muslim shops and avoid doing business with Muslims. “Your purchases spent in their shops will benefit the enemy. Government took action, all said and done but even today the violence continues and no one really has any control. The Rohingya are one of the most persecuted groups in the world. Stripped of citizenship in the 1980s, the Rohingya have been a subject of frequent racist propaganda and blistering violence.
For years’ numerous human rights organizations have documented the persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state. Muslims continues to live under constant threats, with few legal rights.
Forget about Burma, those were Muslim lives which slaughtered. Recently, Thai authorities found 40 dead tiger cubs in a freezer during a raid on a Buddhist temple. What else do we need to know?
Now my question is that, Violence really has religion? Or we want to look at only one sect and others pardonable?
I think it’s time to look at “human tendencies” leaving religion aside, why are they growing up with so much unrest and hate that leading to violence across the globe.