Buddhists are being killed in Myanmar.

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Buddhists are being killed in Myanmar.

Postby nekete » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:13 pm

Hi...

I really don't know in which sub/forum write this...

Do you know that buddhists (monks and lays) are being killed these days in places like Bangladesh and Myanmar by muslims? There is a facebook site where somebody is informin ng about all this. I'd like to know how all this madness has started, I have asked there but no answer to my question. You can check it here... https://www.facebook.com/BuddhistDefenceLeague

In the south of Thailand monks also are killed by muslims. In this case I think it's because muslims want a islamic state in Thailand. It's been for years that this is happening.

Does somebody knows something about all this? I'd like to know more and understand what's happening in Bangladesh or Myanmar, even in the south of Thailand.

Thank you.

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Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:51 pm

The madness has been going on for ever, and even in the Buddha's time before there were any Moslems or Christians.

The best way to avoid getting killed is to avoid getting born again, which is the main purpose of the Buddha's teaching.
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Postby Yana » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:25 am

people kill each other everyday Buddhist or otherwise.
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Postby Dmytro » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:49 am

Hi Nekete,

The violence has a long history,

"In 1193, the Nalanda University complex was destroyed by Afghan Khilji-Ghilzai Muslims under Bakhtiyar Khalji; this event is seen as the final milestone in the decline of Buddhism in India."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_con ... bcontinent

The question is rather why the violence has escalated now?

This is a part of larger tragedy. Bangladesh is prone to floods, and now, with the advent of global climate change, these floods have risen to unprecedented levels.

"In 1998, over 75% of the total area of the country was flooded. It was similar to the catastrophic flood of 1988 in terms of the extent of the flooding. A combination of heavy rainfall within and outside the country and synchronization of peak flows of the major rivers contributed to the river.

The 2004 flood was very similar to the 1988 and 1998 floods with two thirds of the country under water."

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

Since the key countries emitting CO2 - USA and China - still don't act on this issue, the floods will get even larger, which will lead to more illegal immigration to Myanmar (which has uncontrolled border sections), and to more ethnic tensions.

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Postby pilgrim » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:05 am

Attacks on Buddhists are not always reported . It is not Muslims alone that attack Buddhists. There are inter-religious conflicts between Buddhists and other communities too. And with increasing population pressure and scarcity of water, land and other resources I expect this will continue if not increase. The following sites documents some of the attacks on Buddhists by Muslims and others.
http://jihadonbuddhists.org/
http://www.buddhapia.com/eng/tedesco/pic1/list.html

Having said that, we should also be aware that Buddhists are not always the victims, as in Rakhine state, Myanmar where Buddhists are as much to blame.

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Postby pilgrim » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:20 pm

I don't see any ambiguity in Dmytro's post. Climate change will be a significant cause for more conflicts in the future and communities can be expected to align themselves according to their religious affiliation. Countries with large economies have been pointedly uncooperative in reducing pollutants that lead to climate change.

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Postby Dmytro » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:34 pm

The description of recent ethnic violence in Assam, which also neighbours with Bangladesh, helps to gain the overall perspective:

http://www.ibtimes.com/rioting-assam-un ... dia-730144

"Bangladesh ranks first as the most vulnerable nation to the impacts of climate change in the coming decades."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_ch ... Bangladesh

The threat posed by climate change in Bangladesh – in pictures:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-develo ... 02&index=0


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