Tag: Buddhism

State-Sanctioned Genocide Targeting Rohingya Muslims In Myanmar

Myanmar is hosting its first free and fair election in 25 years, but is it really free and fair for the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims who are deprived of statehood? Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit uncovered disturbing details about the conditions that Rohingya Muslims face in Myanmar. There is “strong evidence” of state-sanctioned genocide against Rohingya… Read More ›

Islamophobia Is Killing Myanmar’s Rohingya

DTT: The forgotten genocide happening in the other side of the World. The persecution is against a specific people because they’re Muslim. The hatred that is spread in the West against Muslims, by right-wing bigots have landed in Burma, this time it has turned into violence against Muslims. Would the World’s politicians have stayed silent… Read More ›

President Approved New Anti-Muslim Pregnancy Law In Burma

A new pregnancy law is making Muslims throughout Burma uncomfortable as it is feared that the laws are targeted specifically against the minority community. President Thein Sein approved the law requiring mothers in some parts of the country to have children after an interval of three years. The move comes despite international concerns that the… Read More ›

Rape Against Rohingys Muslim Women In Burma

By Gchit Salam / IslamYc “The authority is using the tactic of rape as a weapon against Rohingyas Muslims in the State of Arakan (Burma/Myanmar). This has been going on from 2012 until the people were driven out from their land,” said an aid worker of Maungdaw whose name was not mentioned. Some cases of… Read More ›

Dalai Lama Urges Buddhists To Stop Violence Against Muslims

  LEH, India: The Dalai Lama Sunday reiterated his plea to Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence against Muslims, in a speech to tens of thousands of devotees to mark his 79th birthday. In front of the massive crowd that included Hollywood film star Richard Gere in northern India, the Dalai Lama… Read More ›

Sri Lankan Military Promises To Tackle Online Hate Speech After Anti-Muslim Riots

By Agence France-Presse – RawStory.com Monday, June 30, 2014   Colombo (AFP) – Sri Lanka will clamp down on Internet hate speech following deadly anti-Muslim riots said to have been fueled by social media sites, the military said Monday. Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse has asked the law and order ministry to deal with racial and religious… Read More ›

Video: Ethnic Cleansing Going On In Burma – NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof’s Report

Te ethnic cleansing going on in Burma (also known as Myanmar) received little attention in the U.S. media until Nicholas Kristof, op-ed columnist for The New York Times, started writing about it earlier this month. A couple of weeks later he and Adam B. Ellick produced this video.   Source: Takepart.com

Muslim students help was appreciated by the city's Buddhist monks.

Muslims Clean Buddhist Temple

By OnIslam & News Agencies CENTRAL JAVA – Dozens of Muslim students in Central Java’s Magelang have participated in cleaning the world’s largest Buddhist temple that had been distorted with volcanic ash earlier this month. “Around 50 students from our boarding school spent their Friday holiday to clean Borobodur Temple of the Keluds ash together… Read More ›

Ahmed-Zaid: Interfaith room nurtures religious tolerance, respect

BY DR. SAID AHMED-ZAID A few weeks ago, I was invited to the College of Idaho to witness the inauguration of the first ever interfaith room in one of the dormitories. Prior to the actual inauguration of this space, I sat on a panel with five other representatives from the Buddhist, Jewish, Catholic, Presbyterian and… Read More ›