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Buddhism v Islam in Asia: Fears of a new religious strife

There are 32 comments on the The Economist story from Jul 25, 2013, titled Buddhism v Islam in Asia: Fears of a new religious strife. In it, The Economist reports that:

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Proud American

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Jul 25, 2013
Well of course they'll be trouble, there always is when Islam is involved. Where there is islam there can never be peace. They're savages, after all and cannot be civilized.

“Freedom, NOT islam.”

Since: Feb 11

Birmingham UK

#2 Jul 25, 2013
Buddhism is genuinely about peace. The world knows that. islam has no place in society.

Since: Apr 12

Concord, CA

#3 Jul 25, 2013
When even the Buddhists have had enough of it...

"the Buddhist majority emptied the city of its Muslim population. The Rohingya victims now scrape by in squalid refugee camps beyond the city boundaries. The best that most of them can hope for is to escape on an overloaded fishing boat to Malaysia. Many of them die trying."

...

"Radical monks, led by a notorious chauvinist, Wirathu, from a monastery in the northern city of Mandalay, have abandoned any claims to Buddhism as a universal doctrine of compassion and non-violence. For them Buddhism equates with a narrow nationalism. They argue, quite simply, that unless the majority-Buddhist population fights back, Muslims, with alarmingly high birth rates, will overrun the country."

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"Another country where Buddhism is becoming conflated with a growing ethnic and nationalist identity is Sri Lanka. There the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organisation—literally,“Buddhi st force”—made up of members of the country’s ethnic Sinhalese majority, preaches a doctrine of intolerance against a minority Islamic population (in this case, about 10% of the country), whose birth rate, they also claim, is alarmingly high. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara, a BBS leader, argues that “This is a Sinhala Buddhist country. We have a Sinhala Buddhist culture. This is not Saudi Arabia. But you must accept the culture and behave in a manner that doesn’t harm it.”
Jesus -is- Muslim

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

#4 Jul 27, 2013
Buddhism and violence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_and_vio...

Buddhist violence in Myanmar are the ethnic terror attacks particularly against the Rohingya people and other Muslims in the region, the terror attacks were ...

Terrorism & Violence in Buddhism refers to acts of violence and aggression committed by Buddhists with religious,

By region
1.1 South-East Asia
1.1.1 Myanmar
1.2 South Asia
1.2.1 Sri Lanka
1.3 East Asia
1.3.1 Japan
1.3.2 Tibet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_and_vio...
Jesus -is- Muslim

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

#5 Jul 27, 2013
Extremist Buddhist Monks Target Religious Minorities

Time Wold
By Hannah Beech June 20, 2013

http://world.time.com/2013/06/20/extremist-bu...

"Over the past year in parts of Asia, it is friction between Buddhism and Islam that has killed hundreds, mostly Muslims. The violence is being fanned by extremist Buddhist monks, who preach a dangerous form of religious chauvinism to their followers...."
Jesus -is- Muslim

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

#6 Jul 27, 2013
Rohingya Muslims - Victims of Islamophobia & Buddhist Terrorism
11:38 pm, Tue 23 Jul 2013

The Rohingya are a Muslim minority group who predominantly live in the northern art of Rakhine State of Western Burma (Myanmar).

What is happening in Burma is not just "ethnic tension" or “sectarian violence”. This is another genocide by Buhddist terrorism fueled by Islamophobia and its spreading to other Muslims in Burma and other states in the region.

Read more: http://www.mpacuk.org/story/240713/rohingya-m...

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#8 Jul 27, 2013
Jesus -is- Muslim wrote:
Buddhism and violence -
The Buddhists are fighting back. The muslims shouldn't have invaded them, you shouldn't have murdered innocent Buddhists. You are reaping what you sowed.

Now how about that ugly school murder in your country? You know the one, where 15 innocent young muslim girls died - where saudi police beat them and forced them back into a burning school - because they weren't wearing tents. The one where the 'religious' police denied rescuers access to the little muslim girls that were burning alive and being crushed in the stampede to get out. I'd bet those 'religious' police started the fire in the first place. Just because little girls weren't wearing tents. That's SICK.

Yet I never hear you saudi's griping about that. Fix your own cesspool countries, and quit attacking everyone else in the world. The non muslims have had it with the constant violence and atrocity from muslims.

Saudi police 'stopped' fire rescue
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/187447...

I could fill pages with examples of current islamic atrocity against innocent people all over the world. Non muslims are uniting to fight the scourge of islam.
Steve Finch

Satellite Provider

#9 Jul 27, 2013
Jesus -is- Muslim wrote:
Extremist Buddhist Monks Target Religious Minorities
Time Wold
By Hannah Beech June 20, 2013
http://world.time.com/2013/06/20/extremist-bu...
"Over the past year in parts of Asia, it is friction between Buddhism and Islam that has killed hundreds, mostly Muslims. The violence is being fanned by extremist Buddhist monks, who preach a dangerous form of religious chauvinism to their followers...."
boy O boy if buddhism is violent then what the hell is islam ?

lol

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#10 Aug 2, 2013
Steve Finch wrote:
<quoted text>
boy O boy if buddhism is violent then what the hell is islam ?
lol


Now I know, not only judism, christian, islam or all abrahamic religion that facist & racist. But Buddhism too. Oh, oh, oh..., if face all oppened. No, no, no. Heee. All about satan religion.
Steven finch

Satellite Provider

#11 Aug 2, 2013
EMPAT MATA wrote:
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Now I know, not only judism, christian, islam or all abrahamic religion that facist & racist. But Buddhism too. Oh, oh, oh..., if face all oppened. No, no, no. Heee. All about satan religion.
learn b'out Buddhism first then you are free to insult it or do whatever you wish.
Jai

Ashburn, VA

#12 Aug 3, 2013
Muhamad will die !!
Deven Nayar

New Delhi, India

#13 Nov 20, 2014
Steve Finch wrote:
<quoted text>
boy O boy if buddhism is violent then what the hell is islam ?
lol
funny, when christians kill muslims in their thousands in Palestine of Iraq or syria or afghanistan, it is okay ?
Onelawforall

London, UK

#15 Nov 21, 2014
Muslim Rule in India responsible for the decay of Buddhism in India.

In 1193, Qutb-ud-din Aybak, a Turkish commander, seized control of Delhi, leaving defenceless the northeastern territories that were the heart of Buddhist India. The Mahabodhi Temple was almost completely destroyed by the invading Muslim forces.[40] One of Qutb-ud-Din's generals, Ikhtiar Uddin Muhammad Bin Bakhtiyar Khilji, invaded Magadha and destroyed the great Buddhist shrines at Nalanda.[44] The Buddhism of Magadha suffered a tremendous decline under Khilji.

In 1200 Muhammad Khilji, one of Qutb-ud-Din's generals destroyed monasteries fortified by the Sena armies, such as the one at Vikramshila. Many monuments of ancient Indian civilization were destroyed by the invading armies, including Buddhist sanctuaries near Benares. Buddhist monks who escaped the massacre fled to Nepal, Tibet and South India.

According to the Isdhoo (Laamu Atoll), monks from monasteries of the southern atoll of Haddhunmathi were brought to Malé and beheaded.

Timur destroyed Buddhist establishments and raided areas in which Buddhism had flourished.[47][48]

Mughal rule also contributed to the decline of Buddhism. They are reported to have destroyed many Hindu temples and Buddhist shrines alike or converted many sacred Hindu places into Muslim shrines and mosques.[49] Mughal rulers like Aurangzeb destroyed Buddhist temples and monasteries and replaced them with Islamic mosques.

The Ladakh Buddhist Association has said: "There is a deliberate and organised design to convert Kargil's Buddhists to Islam. In the last four years, about 50 girls and married women with children were taken and converted from village Wakha alone. If this continues unchecked, we fear that Buddhists will be wiped out from Kargil in the next two decades or so. Anyone objecting to such allurement and conversions is harassed."

Per Will Durant - "The Mohammedan Conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. It is a discouraging tale, for its evident moral is that civilization is a precarious thing, whose delicate complex of order and liberty, culture and peace may at any time be overthrown by barbarians invading from without or multiplying within."-Will Durant.
Muslim invader Turkish chieftain by the name of Mahmud, massacred many Buddhist monks and burnt many shrines,stupas and temples.He viewed Buddhism as a peasant version of Hinduism, and either forced converted them to Islam or prosecuted them to death.

Don't let history repeat itself. Islam is a nazi organisation. It calls for the slaughter of pagans. Just as Hitler called for the slaughter of jews.
Islam = Nazism.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution_of_B...
Hello

Flushing, NY

#18 Nov 26, 2014
Onelawforall wrote:
Muslim Rule in India responsible for the decay of Buddhism in India.
In 1193, Qutb-ud-din Aybak, a Turkish commander, seized control of Delhi, leaving defenceless the northeastern territories that were the heart of Buddhist India. The Mahabodhi Temple was almost completely destroyed by the invading Muslim forces.[40] One of Qutb-ud-Din's generals, Ikhtiar Uddin Muhammad Bin Bakhtiyar Khilji, invaded Magadha and destroyed the great Buddhist shrines at Nalanda.[44] The Buddhism of Magadha suffered a tremendous decline under Khilji.
In 1200 Muhammad Khilji, one of Qutb-ud-Din's generals destroyed monasteries fortified by the Sena armies, such as the one at Vikramshila. Many monuments of ancient Indian civilization were destroyed by the invading armies, including Buddhist sanctuaries near Benares. Buddhist monks who escaped the massacre fled to Nepal, Tibet and South India.
According to the Isdhoo (Laamu Atoll), monks from monasteries of the southern atoll of Haddhunmathi were brought to Malé and beheaded.
Timur destroyed Buddhist establishments and raided areas in which Buddhism had flourished.[47][48]
Mughal rule also contributed to the decline of Buddhism. They are reported to have destroyed many Hindu temples and Buddhist shrines alike or converted many sacred Hindu places into Muslim shrines and mosques.[49] Mughal rulers like Aurangzeb destroyed Buddhist temples and monasteries and replaced them with Islamic mosques.
The Ladakh Buddhist Association has said: "There is a deliberate and organised design to convert Kargil's Buddhists to Islam. In the last four years, about 50 girls and married women with children were taken and converted from village Wakha alone. If this continues unchecked, we fear that Buddhists will be wiped out from Kargil in the next two decades or so. Anyone objecting to such allurement and conversions is harassed."
Per Will Durant - "The Mohammedan Conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. It is a discouraging tale, for its evident moral is that civilization is a precarious thing, whose delicate complex of order and liberty, culture and peace may at any time be overthrown by barbarians invading from without or multiplying within."-Will Durant.
Muslim invader Turkish chieftain by the name of Mahmud, massacred many Buddhist monks and burnt many shrines,stupas and temples.He viewed Buddhism as a peasant version of Hinduism, and either forced converted them to Islam or prosecuted them to death.
Don't let history repeat itself. Islam is a nazi organisation. It calls for the slaughter of pagans. Just as Hitler called for the slaughter of jews.
Islam = Nazism.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution_of_B...
Not really, the rise of the Ratputs (they are the rat temple builders) who were defeated by the Buddhist King Baladitya was the reason for the Islamic incursions in India.

Ratputs were neoHindus who denied Buddhist institutions support for several centuries and supported the caste system where they made the upper castes so hateful when Islam came the lower castes all became Muslim.

So rat worshippers became the kings in India...and you wonder how muslims destroyed them.

Buddhists slaughtered Muslims when Mongols sacked Baghdad. However, they did not force conversion and so the Middle East remained Muslim.
Onelawforall

London, UK

#21 Nov 26, 2014
Hello wrote:
<quoted text>
Not really, the rise of the Ratputs (they are the rat temple builders) who were defeated by the Buddhist King Baladitya was the reason for the Islamic incursions in India.
Ratputs were neoHindus who denied Buddhist institutions support for several centuries and supported the caste system where they made the upper castes so hateful when Islam came the lower castes all became Muslim.
So rat worshippers became the kings in India...and you wonder how muslims destroyed them.
Buddhists slaughtered Muslims when Mongols sacked Baghdad. However, they did not force conversion and so the Middle East remained Muslim.
I don't know anything about the Ratputs. Have you got a link?
The Mongols were not Buddhist. They were tolerant of all religions unlike islam. Ghengis Khan was a shamanist. Any shamanist who killed a muslim is doing what muslaims are told to do to shamanists. It says in the koran "Slay all pagans wherever you find them". So Ghengis Khan was doing to muslims what they would do to him.
CogNITA

Evansville, IN

#22 Nov 26, 2014
Okay THAT'S MORE UNDERSTANDING ..
WHY CRUCIFY IT?What's the reason why TONGUES&NATIONS where seperated.
Didn't (satellites &space stations ) break that code..
Now why would you degrade so much if THEY KNOW WHY YOU ACTING THE WAY YOU ARE...WHY IS THE WORLD ON GO NON-STOP--THE SEGREGATION NEEDS TO STOP :::REAP WHAT YOU SOW:::HAS NOT MEET SOW WHAT YOU REAP OBVISOUSLY....

MYTHOLOGY IS YOUR ANSWER
SOLAR SYSTEM
AND RELIGION IS BASED ON DEITIES
MAD SCIENTISTS OUT HERE
NUCLEAR ISSUE NO COUNTRY WILL COME OFF OF

LETS KEEP THE RACISM DOWN SOME...YOU ASKING FOR DEATH
Mujahid

Fort Worth, TX

#23 Nov 26, 2014
Jesus -is- Muslim wrote:
Buddhism and violence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_and_vio...
Buddhist violence in Myanmar are the ethnic terror attacks particularly against the Rohingya people and other Muslims in the region, the terror attacks were ...
Terrorism & Violence in Buddhism refers to acts of violence and aggression committed by Buddhists with religious,
By region
1.1 South-East Asia
1.1.1 Myanmar
1.2 South Asia
1.2.1 Sri Lanka
1.3 East Asia
1.3.1 Japan
1.3.2 Tibet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_and_vio...
If such violence against Muslims does not stop, there will be a reaction.
Islam is a religion of peace and co-existence. But, fighting against injustice and human right violations is part of our religion.

I request Budhists to make peace with the Muslims or be prepared to accept Islam.

Have you ever heard anybody wanting to become a Bud- hist?
Hello

Flushing, NY

#26 Nov 26, 2014
Onelawforall wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know anything about the Ratputs. Have you got a link?
The Mongols were not Buddhist. They were tolerant of all religions unlike islam. Ghengis Khan was a shamanist. Any shamanist who killed a muslim is doing what muslaims are told to do to shamanists. It says in the koran "Slay all pagans wherever you find them". So Ghengis Khan was doing to muslims what they would do to him.
aka huns, Mihirakula was defeated by the Buddhists and sent packing to the west where a bunch of banished brahmins (attempted to assisinate Buddhist King Harsh Vardhana and was banished to western India) got together and created a bunch of rat worshipping hooligans, Rajputs.

Persecution by Mihirgula (The Hun) was so horrible, that he was declared by Brahmins to be an avatar of "Kalanki", the tenth avatar of Vishnu, which now they say is yet to come. He built big temples for the benefit of Brahmins and wiped out all Buddhist monasteries.

...the Rajput period.

this period was the "Dark Age" of India. Mentioning about this period, Swami Dharmateertha rightly observes:
"But so long as India had at least a glimmer of national life and freedom, she made incessant efforts to assert her self-respect and thwart Brahman tyranny and it was only when the country ultimately fell a victim into the hands of foreigners the Buddhism was crushed to death and Brahmanism spread its fangs over the prostrate people.

He quotes R. C. Dutt who says:
"For it was in the Dark Age that religious persecution began in India. Monasteries were demolished, monks were banished, and books were burnt: and wherever the Rajputs became rulers, Buddhist edifices went down and Hindu temples arose. By the end of the 10th century, Buddhism was practically stamped out from India, and the work of destruction was completed by the Muslims who succeeded the Rajputs as masters of India." [Epochs of Indian History, by R. C. Dutt].

Swami Dharma Teertha further avers:
"So complete was the destruction that modern antiquarians and historians who have gathered Buddhist sacred books from all parts of Asia have not succeeded in gleaning any valuable text from India.[Swami: 1946: 108]
Hello

Flushing, NY

#27 Nov 26, 2014
Mujahid wrote:
<quoted text>
If such violence against Muslims does not stop, there will be a reaction.
Islam is a religion of peace and co-existence. But, fighting against injustice and human right violations is part of our religion.
I request Budhists to make peace with the Muslims or be prepared to accept Islam.
Have you ever heard anybody wanting to become a Bud- hist?
Yes, it was the first world religion and it began with a proof which an illiterate middle eastern monkey like Mohammad the child rapist would never comprehend.

BTW Buddhists Noble Eightfold Path already won a Nobel Prize. See Eightfold Way in Physics.

You probably won't understand the proof since muslims have an iq lower than an insects.
CogNITA

Evansville, IN

#28 Nov 26, 2014
Hello wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, it was the first world religion and it began with a proof which an illiterate middle eastern monkey like Mohammad the child rapist would never comprehend.
BTW Buddhists Noble Eightfold Path already won a Nobel Prize. See Eightfold Way in Physics.
You probably won't understand the proof since muslims have an iq lower than an insects.
Seriously, JUST DIE SO I CAN BURN YOUR SOUL

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