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Myanmar, Sri Lanka Buddhist Hard-liners Join Hands

posted on September 29, 2014

The Associated Press reports on Ashin Wirathu, a “hard-line Buddhist monk from Myanmar known for his anti-Muslim stance.” On Sunday, Wirathi was a guest at a rally of a Sri Lankan Buddhist group. He pledged to join his 969 fundamentalist movement with theirs, to “‘protect’ Buddhists, whom he called an endangered world minority.” Both groups have come under suspicion after sectarian violence in Myanmar, where Buddhist monks have been accused of inciting and participating in violence against Muslims.

Read at The Washington Post