On the Buddhist-Hindu alliance and the spread of radicalism against Muslims.
It's only a matter of time when it could turn against the Christian minority as well. Christians in Sri Lanka are already nervous. Quoting the latest newsletter from Burma Task Force, USA, an organization that speaks for the Muslim minority and is monitoring the spread of the official genocidal movement from Burma into Sri Lanka and India .... the following is an excerpt from the article that appeared in
Extremist in India, RSS, have developed an alliance with the extremists in Burma and Sri Lanka. All of them are connected with their government, if not supported in their violence by the government.
If we were the only ones saying it, many Muslims would dismiss it as a “conspiracy theory.” Some of us are too busy blaming ourselves.
"The time has come to ally internationally" G. Gnanasara, the leader of the radical Sri Lankan Buddhist group, Bodu Bala Sena, announced at a convention held in Colombo last month. The guest of honor was Wirathu, the Buddhist radical monk whose picture Time magazine put on its July 1st cover as The government of Prime Minister M. Rajapaksa ignored pleas by Sri Lankan Muslim and Christian civil groups, fearful of more in their country, to deny Mr. Wirathu a visa. Granting Mr. Wirathu a visa can only reinforce the fears of many Muslims that the government — and perhaps more powerful regional allies — back Bodu Bala Sena, which translates as Buddhist power force.
Last week, Mr. Gnanasara claimed he was in discussions “at a high level” with the right-wing Indian Hindu group Rashtriya Swayam Sevak to form what he called a “Hindu-Buddhist peace zone” in South Asia. General secretary of India’s governing BJP has written comments sympathetic to Bodu Bala Sena and Mr. Wirathu’s group 969 of Burma in his Facebook and Twitter accounts.
It is folly for the governments of Sri Lanka, Myanmar and India, or their political allies, to give even the appearance of tolerating these Islamophobic groups in a region that has too often been convulsed by religious sectarian violence. They should condemn this mad alliance before it can spread further.
'DEADLY ALLIANCES AGAINST MUSLIMS' - The New York Times