|Thousands of unregistered Rohingya Muslim refugees from Burma are forced to reside next to the registered refugee camp at Kutupalong, Bangladesh (Jonathan Saruk/Getty images).|
[Islam displaced Buddhism in India as a force from without, while Hinduism ejected it from within, sending Buddhism into the world.]
|Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhists off the tip of India (Mirror Times)|
[Fundamentalist] Iranian authorities have been seizing Buddha statues from shops in the capital of Tehran in order to stymie the ongoing “cultural invasion.”
While these sanctions generally focus on Western products, this might be “the first time that Iranian authorities are showing opposition to symbols from the East,” ABC News speculates.
|Tibetan Catholics pray at a church in the Tibet Autonomous Region. Most Christian missionaries in Tibet belong to nondenominational groups intent on mass conversion (Wang Changshan/Xinhua Press/Corbis).|