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Buddhist Community Ponders Apparent Link Between their Faith and Navy Yard Shooter

posted on September 18, 2013

Michelle Boorstein and Elizabeth Tenety of The Washington Post report on members of the American Buddhist community’s reaction since realizing Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis  attended a temple in Fort Worth. Buddhist ethicist Justin Whitaker wrote, “As Buddhism has spread in the West, it has put forth and maintained an image of being a peaceful religion. This is a myth.” Former Zen monk Clark Strand says, that Buddhism can appeal to “mentally unbalanced people seeking to right the ship of their lives.”

Read at The Washington Post