Tag: Buddhist monks

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 ›

Pro-Muslim Monk Attacked in Sri Lanka

By Dinouk Colombage – aljazeera.com 19 June, 2014 Watareka Vijitha Thero, a critic of hardline Buddhist group Bodu Bala Sena, was found stripped naked near Colombo. A Buddhist leader and fierce critic of hardliners blamed for attacks on Muslims, is in hospital after reportedly being abducted, stripped naked, and beaten. Watareka Vijitha Thero, the leader of… Read More ›

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 ›