The Battle for Myanmar’s Buddhist spirit

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In Myanmar, different groups of Buddhist monks are battling with how to deal with the country’s minority Muslim population. While some advocate peace, others, such as the extremist Ma Ba Tha, are stoking up hatred and violence. The Guardian visited Myanmar to investigate how the monks’ actions are threatening to destabilise the country’s newly established democracy

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We Hindus are 100% confident that Buddhists are not the cause of the problem in Myanmar.

Buddhism is a very compassionate and peaceful religion that has no reason or motive to harm others. Not a single incident of violence has happened because of Buddhists in past 2500 years !!!

Author — Melodic Nostalgic


Buddhists are showing the world how to deal with barbaric cult

Author — Achinta Kumar


Keep the spirit up don't let those mullahs destroy your land as they did Afghanistan

Author — navylaks2


Taste of own medicine. No doubt that so called victim card owners are the ones to started it.

Author — Ajinkya Gadgil


When buddhists do something against Islam and western government don't, you know how weak our gov are..

Author — manu Man


Typical of the Left wing Guardian, giving a one sided account of what is happening in Myanmar. As always it's sympathies lie with Islam the most evil and destructive Ideology in the world.

Author — mikegan73


Buddhist and Hindus from Sri Lanka we are with Myanmar Buddhist...

Author — Nilanga Senanayake


If the Budhist resistance fails another Afghanistan will happen there.

Author — A S


Maybe the Buddhists in Myanmar looked at how Afghanistan (previously a Buddhist country) worked out and thought 'no thanks'! Power to them, better than genocide!

Author — マコト


Buddhists are good people. All haters should shed their political correctness because once Islamic state happens there won't be politics to begin with. ..instead there will be civil war like Syria. Fight against Muslims

Author — Lakshmi


Indian Hindu support mayanmar Buddhist... Great job

Author — Surojit Dutta


"We have been here for 300 years" but 95% of them don't even speak Burmese lol. Shows you how they are in every country, they don't want to integrate, they plan on taking over one day.

Author — Leopold


World leaders may not support you But a very large portion of the worlds population is cheering and praying for your victory !!!

Author — huck stirred


Take that Nobel prize away from Suu Kyi and give it to that fine monk Abbot Galoni.

Author — Binu Jasim


Hindus are with buddhist other wise like indonesian mayamaar will become the same buddhist are not wrong

Author — deepak sharma


Hmm, given the ratio of Muslim on non-Muslim crime vs Buddhist on non-Buddhist crime in the world I wonder which side I'm going to take on this issue. Hmm...gee, let me think about it.

Author — Connor Dayman


Look what's happening everywhere in the world...
Where islam comes, comes violence and oppression.
Buddhists know that, they dealt with them before.
In Afghanistan for example, where Buddhism no longer exist because muslims killed them all.

Author — bulle van berkel


The translation for Buddhist monk is not accurate here.

Author — Min Zayar


True. Buddhism is peaceful, pacifist, non-aggressive and treats everybody without the caste system. To protect Burma and Buddhism from the dangerous aggressive Jihadi Wahhabism Islam, every party, government, civil society, and every Buddhist in Burma must be on guard to face and deter internal Muslim allies and enemies also external Muslim allies and enemies. Burmese Buddhist have learned invaluable history lesson of how Buddhist country like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc. became Muslim dominates countries. Those former Buddhist countries faced internal enemies of converted Muslim fellow countrymen and aggressive external enemies of Muslim allies and Muslim countries.

Author — Yangon Thar


Whole Central Asia(Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan) was Buddhist. Now not a single Buddhist left in Central Asia. One even one. Because Buddhism is monastic religion, if monks are killed, then Buddhism dies. Buddhism also doesn’t have caste system like Hinduism, if Hindu brahmin is killed, his son would preserve Hinduism. But in Buddhism, monks never marry. Once monks are killed, Buddhism vanished from the land. And in Hinduism there is Kshatriya(warrior) caste but there is no such thing in Buddhism. Buddhists monks don’t fight because Buddha said monks to never do violence against sentient beings, Muslim barbarian took advantage of non-violence of Buddhism and whenever there was an Islamic invasion into Buddhist land, no Buddhist was left within 100 years. All monks killed, and Lay Buddhist followers converted under sword and intimidation

Author — wonderfullife