Bangladeshi extremists torch Buddhist temples

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  1. Folk hero

    Folk hero Regular Member

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    More violence from the followers of religion of peace this time against buddist's.

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    OX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Hundreds of Muslims in Bangladesh burned at least four Buddhist temples and 15 homes of Buddhists on Sunday after complaining that a Buddhist man had insulted Islam, police and residents said.

    Members of the Buddhist minority in the Cox's Bazar area in the southeast of the country said unidentified people were bent on upsetting peaceful relations between Muslims and Buddhists.

    Muslims took to the streets in the area late on Saturday to protest against what they said was a photograph posted on Facebook that insulted Islam.

    The protesters said the picture had been posted by a Buddhist and they marched to Buddhist villages and set fire to temples and houses.

    Protesters torch Buddhist temples, homes in Bangladesh - The Times of India
     
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    Bangladesh Muslim protesters torch Buddhist temples over Facebook photo

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    (A temple burnt by Muslims in Cox’s Bazar September 30, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer)


    Hundreds of Muslims in Bangladesh burned at least four Buddhist temples and 15 homes of Buddhists on Sunday after complaining that a Buddhist man had insulted Islam, police and residents said.

    Members of the Buddhist minority in the Cox’s Bazar area in the southeast of the country said unidentified people were bent on upsetting peaceful relations between Muslims and Buddhists.

    Muslims took to the streets in the area late on Saturday to protest against what they said was a photograph posted on Facebook that insulted Islam.

    The protesters said the picture had been posted by a Buddhist and they marched to Buddhist villages and set fire to temples and houses.
     
  4. Tianshan

    Tianshan Regular Member

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    very sad to see that.
     
  5. KS

    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    More Rohingyas killed.
     
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    a retaliation for murders in Myanmar......??????

    how many more lives are going to be sacrificed....:sad:
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Bangladesh police arrest 300 for attacks on Buddhist temples

    Bangladesh police arrest 300 for attacks on Buddhist temples - The Times of India

     
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    Re: Bangladesh police arrest 300 for attacks on Buddhist temples

    Even though a state with declared official religion as Islam, Bangladesh is one shade better than Pakistan in tolerating its minorities. While Pakistan has killed, converted or chased out its Hindu, Sikh and Christian population to make it 98% Muslim, BD still has some Hindus left in that nation. Even then one reads of Hindus forced out of their property, Hindu girls kidnapped and other atrocities in Bangladesh. One thing is for sure at least the leadership in Bangladesh, or at least a section of it, is forward looking.
     

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