'Deadly Alliances Against Muslims' - The New York Times

On the Buddhist-Hindu  alliance and the spread of radicalism against Muslims.
                Wild and radicalised - Buddhists fundamentalists.

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 The New York Times  dated October 15, 2014.

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 Face of Buddhist Terror. The government of Prime  Minister M. Rajapaksa ignored pleas by Sri  Lankan Muslim and Christian  civil groups, fearful of more anti-Muslim violence 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.

Source: The New York Times



TIME Magazine Cover: The Face of Buddhist Terror - July 1, 2013


  1. Is it warning for Indian Muslims to unite as one?


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