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Monday, September 14, 2020
Monks and Muslim hatred in Myanmar (video)
TheGuardian.com (doc); Pfc. Sandoval, Seth Auberon, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
In Myanmar (Burma), different groups of Theravada Buddhist monks are battling with how to deal with the country’s minority Muslim (Rohingya) population. While some Buddhist monks advocate peace, others, such as the extremist Ma Ba Tha* or Patriotic Association of Myanmar, are stoking up racist hatred and violence. The Guardian visited Myanmar to investigate how the monks’ actions are threatening to destabilize the country’s new parliamentary democracy under discredited Aung San Suu Kyi.
The battle for Myanmar’s Buddhist spirit