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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:57 pm 
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Rohingya genocide.

Is this legit? If so, any thoughts?

To Mods: I wasn't sure which forum to place this into.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:00 am 
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http://www.genocidewatch.org/images/Mya ... 3_2013.pdf

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Journalists said they feared for their safety after Buddhist monks, one of them wielding a sword,
forced them to hand over the memory cards in their cameras.


much of this is compiled from AP reports.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:31 am 
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There have been a couple of related discussions on Dhamma Wheel:

Genocide in Burma: Monks and Perpetuation of Violence

Rohingya Massacres, Theravada Complicity?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:21 am 
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Shortly after the riots in Sri Lanka in July 1983 I happened to be staying in a monastery in Bandarawela district whose abbot was well-known for his anti-Tamil sentiments. One morning a group of men sat at his feet excitedly discussing the recent events. The abbot was giving his opinion and I recall one of the things he said was that the Tamils should be driven out and that if they didn’t go they should all be killed. As he proceeded he talked in an increasingly loud and violent manner. After about an hour of this a laymen in the front of the audience caught his attention and tapped his watch. The abbot looked up at the clock, saw that it was 11.35 am, drew his tirade to a close and hurried off to have his dana. The audience had clearly agreed with what the abbot had been saying but there certainly would have been mutters of disapproval had he not finished eating before noon. When the notorious monk Buddharakshita was in prison awaiting trial for murdering the then prime minister of Sri Lanka in 1959, the prison routine was changed so that he could have his dana before noon and most people thought this only proper. This ‘addiction to trivia,’ to use Thomas More’s phrase, is pervasive amongst Theravadins and blinds them to what really matters.
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These riots seem to have been started by the Muslims when they raped and killed a Buddhist girl.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:22 am 
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There may be very little that can be done but I urge everyone to write to their authorities and ask for diplomatic intervention, esp. as the local authorities in Rahkine seem incapable of stopping the violence. I have sent a message to Secretary Kerry asking for his immediate attention in this matter. It is a principle demonstrated by Amnesty International that attention focused on a specific issue or person can have an effect over time.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:48 am 
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Konchog1 wrote:
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The abbot was giving his opinion ... he said was that the Tamils should be driven out and that if they didn’t go they should all be killed.
-Broken Buddha pg. 22

A rather shameful sentiment for a monk to proclaim, assuming the source is accurate (which I cannot personally say either way).

Even doubly shameful if this sort of hateful mind is prevalent of the monks there...

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Well obviously these aren't actual buddhists at this point :shrug:

Very sad, may they all resolve their difficulties and return to the right way

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randomseb wrote:
Well obviously these aren't actual buddhists at this point :shrug:

Very sad, may they all resolve their difficulties and return to the right way


Many cease to be Buddhists when the mice, rats and insects arrive. How many more collapse when a member of their family or a child is harmed? The cycle goes round and round.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:59 am 
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Konchog1 wrote:
These riots seem to have been started by the Muslims when they raped and killed a Buddhist girl.
The riots started when a couple of guys raped and killed a young girl.

"Muslim" and "Buddhist" were added for political purposes.

This subject has been "done to death" here so I am locking this topic. If anybody has anything new to add (after reading the thread I linked to as well) please feel free to message me.

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