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Buddhists Monks Against Humanitarian Aid?

posted on August 3, 2012

Burmese Buddhist monks are “actively preventing humanitarian aid from reaching” the often persecuted “Rohingya Muslims,” an ethnic minority who reside in a western Burmese state, writes Krystina Friedlander for The Huffington Post. Friedlander notes that the common view in “American culture … [is] that Buddhists are, and can only be, nonviolent actors at the mercy of their oppressors.” The situation in Burma shows that like all religions, “[t]he history of Buddhism is bloody, too,” writes Friedlander. 

Read at The Huffington Post