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Old 06-25-2013, 05:34 PM
 
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Time magazine’s decision to label Burmese monk Ashin Wirathu as “the face of Buddhist terror” in its July cover has drawn criticism from all sides.
Wirathu, a proponent of Buddhist nationalism, is known for controversial statements comparing Muslims to "African carp" and describing them as quick-breeding and violent. Some have blamed his speeches for the rise in anti-Muslim violence in the newly democratising nation-state. The government of Myanmar issued a press release condemning Time’s cover story, and Wirathu was quoted as saying, “This is being done because the Islamic extremists want my downfall
Time magazine’s decision to label Burmese monk Ashin Wirathu as “the face of Buddhist terror” in its July cover has drawn criticism from all sides.

Would you see as Wirathu who is a Buddhist monk a terrorist? Or do you think he is right and his anti muslim sermons are justified? Or would you see him as not a terrorist yet just a preacher giving hate speech?
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:38 PM
 
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Ask the critics what happened to the people who carved the Buddhas of Bamiyan c. 500AD in Afghanistan.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:36 PM
 
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Ask the critics what happened to the people who carved the Buddhas of Bamiyan c. 500AD in Afghanistan.
This is 2013 and not 500AD. No one that lived in 500AD is alive now.
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