Monday, 9 March 2015
Fanatical Buddhists in Burma
The truth about those fanatical Buddhists in Burma
It is an essential dogma of the Marxist narrative that all religions are equally violent, and so the apparent aggression by Buddhists against Muslims in Burma (Myanmar) has been seized upon and widely publicized in left wing media.
This article by PJ media gives a more balanced view...
"...So even this centerpiece story meant to demonstrate Buddhist intolerance begins with a quarrelsome “young Muslim” who may have been the one to initiate hostilities (unlike, for example, the habitual and unprovoked persecution millions of Christians and other minorities experience in the Muslim world.) But FT does not allow for that interpretation, arguing instead that the incident “is part of a wider trend: the rise of a new generation of militant anti-Muslim Buddhist organisations.” At no point does the editorial point out that Muslim minorities regularly provoke Buddhist backlashes.
An Al Jazeera report titled “Myanmar’s Buddhist terrorism problem” cites major clashes that erupted in May 2012 and which displaced numerous Muslims. But, as one digs further, one realizes that these clashes were sparked after Muslims raped and slaughtered a Buddhist woman.
And a New York Times article tells of how:
Ashin Wirathu, a Buddhist monk with a rock-star following in Myanmar, sat before an overflowing crowd of thousands of devotees and launched into a rant against what he called “the enemy” — the country’s Muslim minority. “You can be full of kindness and love, but you cannot sleep next to a mad dog,” Ashin Wirathu said, referring to Muslims. “I call them troublemakers, because they are troublemakers.”
While all such reports are meant to highlight Buddhist intolerance, for those who can read between the lines — or who are familiar with Islamic teachings, history, and current events — it is clear that Buddhists are responding to existential threats posed by the Muslims living among and around them..."
"...in neighboring Thailand, Muslims also make for about 4% but are engaged in a genocide against Buddhists in the south where Muslims are concentrated.
More importantly, history — true history, not the whitewashed versions currently peddled in American schools — demonstrates that for 14 centuries, Islam has, in fact, wiped out entire peoples and identities: what we today nonchalantly refer to as the “Arab World” was neither Arab and almost entirely Christian in the 7th century, when Islam came into being and went on the jihad. Today, Christians remain a persecuted and steadily dwindling minority.
If Buddhists understand that their entire civilization is at stake, the FT, NYT, and of course Al Jazeera editorials carry all the trademarks — moral relativism and pro-Islam bias, and that dangerous mixture of confidence and ignorance — that characterize the Western elites’ inability to acknowledge, let alone respond to, Islamic aggression...."