[Buddha-l] First US Buddhist terrorist?

Dan Lusthaus vasubandhu at earthlink.net
Mon Sep 16 15:24:12 MDT 2013

The news today in the US is dominated by the shooting on a Navy base in 
Washington DC, with at least 13 dead reported so far.

Facts are starting to emerge about the shooter, Aaron Alexis, including 


In Fort Worth, Alexis visited a Buddhist temple to meditate, and also helped 
out at the temple, according to Somsak Srisan, his landlord. Srisan said he 
had met Alexis at a temple two or three years ago, and-after learning he 
needed a place to stay-offered to rent him a two-bedroom white bungalow 
behind the Wat Busayadhammavanaram Meditation Center.

Srisan said Alexis lived there for a year and didn't smoke, didn't drink, 
and never missed a payment on his $600 a month rent.


Washington Post



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