[Buddha-l] Insight into Anti-Muslim Violence in Sri Lanka

Joy Vriens joy.vriens at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 02:33:11 MDT 2013

If we could somehow get over religion and nationalism, the world would 
be a better place. Oh and of course greed, hate and delusion, their main 

Le 10/09/2013 08:42, Dan Lusthaus a écrit :
> As folks wring their hands and agonize over Buddhists hardening 
> attitudes toward Muslims, here's a reminder of (1) what they are 
> reacting against, and (2) the difference between how "protest" is 
> carried out on the Muslim side (remember that the recent riots in 
> Burma got violent *after* a Buddhist monk was killed, a sequence of 
> events often glossed over in media coverage).
> Note the target and method. This is not unusual -- it is unfortunately 
> typical.
> Dan
> http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2013/09/10/world/asia/10reuters-thailand-school.html?hp 
> September 10, 2013
> School Bomb Attack Kills Two in Southern Thailand
> BANGKOK - A bomb attack by suspected Muslim rebels on a school in 
> southern Thailand killed two soldiers on Tuesday, part of a patrol 
> sent there to protect the teachers, police said.
> Thailand is predominantly Buddhist and resistance to central 
> government rule in the Muslim-majority provinces of Yala, Pattani and 
> Narathiwat has existed for decades, resurfacing violently in 2004.
> Teachers are seen as representatives of the government.
> The attack in Yala came as peace talks between the government and 
> rebels have stalled in recent weeks.
> "The explosion occurred inside the compound of a school in Yala 
> province this morning where children were playing. The bomb was 
> planted by local rebels," police said. "At least one child was injured."
> (Reporting by Surapan Boonthanom; Writing by Amy Sawitta Lefevre; 
> Editing by Nick Macfie)
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