According to early reports, four people are dead, 91 injured, including a week-old baby. A mosque is destroyed, and scores of homes and shops are looted or torched. “We condemn the violence against our Muslim brothers,” Christian religious leaders tell AsiaNews.
Here in the US, there is a popular stereotype of Buddhists as gentle and pacific. News stories such as this help to remind us that some followers of a religion act at odds with the best values of their faith.
I am one of those who did believe that Buddhists were pacifists.
Buddhists get violent? Who know?