You can read my guest post over at the Buddhism-Controversy Blog, “Revisiting the Crisis in Burma and Buddhism’s Role in it.”
According to TIME magazine, there is a growing network of extremist Buddhists across Asia. Scholar Michael Jerryson has written extensively of this network of Islamophobic monks in Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Burma in Lion’s Roar. Certainly, many Buddhists are actively reaching out to their Muslim neighbors and hoping to educate fellow Buddhists that their is nothing to fear in Islam. However, it is also clear that there are Buddhist monks using their religious authority to teach hatred of Muslims.
(9/14/17 correction, the original title suggested that the above video came from the BBC)
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