‘It’s easy to see without looking too far that not much is really sacred’

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In Sri Lanka more militant Buddhism on display, as described by Katie Daigle and published in the Irrawaddy:

‘In just over a year, the saffron-swathed monks of Bodu Bala Sena—or Buddhist Power Force—have amassed a huge following, drawing thousands of fist-pumping followers who rail against the country’s Muslim minority.

Buddhists have attacked dozens of mosques and called for boycotts on Muslim-owned businesses and bans on headscarves and halal foods. At boisterous rallies, monks claim Muslims are out to recruit children, marry Buddhist women and divide the country.’

 

2 thoughts on “‘It’s easy to see without looking too far that not much is really sacred’

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