[Buddha-l] Sadly, the beat goes on in Sri Lanka

Dan Lusthaus vasubandhu at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 10 17:41:12 MDT 2013

Curious that you compare chanting and occasional fistfights to incessant 
bombings. No comparison.

Compared to what is going on currently in the Sinai -- Christians fleeing 
from harrassment by the Brotherhood and its supporters -- Sri Lanka is 


The BBC, which lives on Saudi money, is hardly the objective witness in Sri 

Citing a nationalist monk, the reporter introduces the quote thus:
He proceeds to give a unique take on geography and religion.

"Look around the world - Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and 
others, they were all Buddhist countries - but the Muslims destroyed the 
culture and then took over the country. We worry they're planning it here 


"Unique" is a backhanded way of saying imaginary. But no one on this list at 
least should imagine that there is anything "unique" about that capsule 
history. It's 100% accurate, sadly. That the reporter and his ilk are 
ignorant of that, obviously more interested in scoring PC points, is also 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jo" <ugg-5 at spro.net>

> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21840600
> The hardline Buddhist s targeting Sri Lanka's Muslims
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23653213
> Sri Lanka Buddhist mob attacks Colombo mosque
> On the other side: Eid al-Fitr bomb attacks kill dozens:
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23651828

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