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Evil Buddist monks of Burma

Evil Buddist monks of Burma

I always saw the monks as spiritual people who practices religious asceticism, meaning following the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures it is possible to achieve a high spiritual or intellectual state and voluntarily leaving mainstream society to live a life in prayer and contemplation.

Until I read this (Which I had to share because the mainstream isn’t):

Burma’s monks call for Muslim community to be shunned and the Buddhists have reportedly blocked humanitarian aid getting to the ethnic group!

In a move that has shocked many observers, some monks’ organisations have issued pamphlets telling people not to associate with the Rohingya community, and have blocked humanitarian assistance from reaching them. One leaflet described the Rohingya as “cruel by nature” and claimed it had “plans to exterminate” other ethnic groups.

The outburst against the Rohingya, often described as one of the world’s most oppressed groups, comes after weeks of ethnic violence in the Rakhine state in the west of Burma that has left more than 80 dead and up to 100,000 people living in a situation described as “desperate” by humanitarian organisations.

The Rohingya have lived in Burma for centuries, but in 1982, the then military ruler Ne Win stripped them of their citizenship. Thousands fled to Bangladesh where they live in pitiful camps. Foreign media are still denied access to the conflict region, where a state of emergency was declared last month, and ten aid workers were arrested without explanation.

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