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Offline Karma Sonam

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Shocked watching the news on Burma
« on: April 04, 2013, 02:29:04 pm »
Watching BBC news tonight, I was horrified to see that there was anti Muslim violence perpetuated by a Buddhist monk U Wirathu,  Is he really a monk or is he a government "placement".? I cannot believe that a monk is speaking out against another group of people as "the enemy"
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Re: Shocked watching the news on Burma
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 07:53:26 pm »
Here he is in all his glory... if the poor translation into English is accurate, then it should be from the horse's mouth so to speak...

However like all media sources, I am always cautious as to how they report, oft a one sided issue. For instance, when there was a bad haze weather in my country back some many years ago and months after it cleared up, CNN was still reporting the capital city here as being choked with the haze and people wearing face masks.

So, to give another side of the story to this Burmese saga, try here

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Re: Shocked watching the news on Burma
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 08:03:30 pm »
I cannot believe that a monk is speaking out against another group of people as "the enemy"
A monk is still a human being.  :fu:

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Re: Shocked watching the news on Burma
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013, 02:32:46 am »
Watching BBC news tonight, I was horrified to see that there was anti Muslim violence perpetuated by a Buddhist monk U Wirathu, 

I don't think the violence was perpetuated by the monk, though he appeared to condone it.  It sounds like a long-running dispute which has only recently been reported in the west.

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Shocked watching the news on Burma
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 05:46:59 am »
Both "sides" of this conflict have perpetuated violence. Atrocities in revenge for atrocities, in an ever escalating cycle of violence.

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Re: Shocked watching the news on Burma
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 12:49:32 pm »
Thanks for the extra bits to look up.  Its good to be able to look at both sides and the media does have a habit of skewing things

I accept that a monk is still only a human being and he may have grave misgivings about the situation in Burma but surely he should at least refrain from faulty speech.  If he feels too strongly about events then perhaps he should give up his robes????
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Re: Shocked watching the news on Burma
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 02:50:00 pm »
humans are to be humans    human history is rife with examples of human intolerance against other humans    challenges to be challenged and overcome 
 
 
all things change and this too shall pass and become past      lessons for some   leaps for others
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Re: Shocked watching the news on Burma
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2013, 12:31:08 am »
I think that religion certainly have many conflict with other country who are not dominat by they religion, you could se south thailand, india, burma, mynmar, china, usa, etc the more fresh are britan (UK).

 


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