Posts Tagged: Buddhism
Buddhist monks in Myanmar rival Islamist extremists in their intolerance.
Cognitive dissonance aside, Buddhists -- including monks -- take up arms against Muslims in Burma while the government stands by.
Burma -- from its president to its Nobel laureate -- has failed to address Buddhist violence in its Rakhine state against Muslim Rohingyas.
Just because the cliche that Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires is repeated ad nauseam doesn't mean it's not true.
Buddhist teachers -- Eastern and Western alike -- who sleep with their students have left a trail of human wreckage in their wake.
However compassionate its origins, like all religions, Buddhism resorts to violence.
Kyi May Kaung looks at the religious roots of the protest movement in Burma today.