Buddhist Extremism?

Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum and a CBN News contributor. He is the author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). 


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A recent New York Times article titled “Extremism Rises Among Myanmar’s Buddhists” offers important lessons on common sense and nonsense. Witten by one Thomas Fuller, it begins by telling of how

After a ritual prayer atoning for past sins, Ashin Wirathu, a Buddhist monk with a rock-star following in Myanmar, sat before an overflowing crowd of thousands of devotees and launched into a rant against what he called “the enemy”—the country’s Muslim minority.  “You can be full of kindness and love, but you cannot sleep next to a mad dog,” Ashin Wirathu said, referring to Muslims. “I call them troublemakers, because they are troublemakers.”

While the article is meant to highlight the supposed “intolerance” of Myanmar’s Buddhists, for those who can read between the lines—or who are familiar with Islamic teachings, history, and current events—it is clear that Buddhists are responding to existential threats posed by the Muslims living among and around them.

Here is the first lesson: unlike the West, Buddhist monks, despite their reputation as devotees of peace, are still able to accept and respond to reality; are still governed by common sense.  Unlike the West, whose sense of reality has been so thoroughly warped by a nonstop media propaganda campaign emanating from ubiquitous TVs and computer screens, conditioning Americans how to think and what to believe, “third world” Buddhist monks are acquainted with reality on the ground.  They know that, left unchecked, the Muslim minority living among them—which began hostilities—will grow more aggressive, a historically demonstrative fact.

As in other countries, the Muslims of Myanmar have engaged in violence, jihadi terror, and rape of Buddhist girls.  And that’s as a minority.  Myanmar’s Buddhists are also cognizant that, in neighboring nations like Bangladesh where Muslims are the majority, all non-Muslims are being ruthlessly persecuted into extinction.  But even in bordering Thailand, where Buddhists are the majority and Muslims a minority, in the south where Muslims make for large numbers, thousands of Buddhists—men, women, and children—have been slaughtered, beheaded, and raped, as separatist Muslims try to cleanse the region of all “infidel” presence. Click here for graphic reports and images of Muslim atrocities committed against Buddhists that may shed light on why Myanmar Buddhists are wary of Muslims.

Accordingly, Wirathu, the “radical” Buddhist monk is quoted in the NYT article as saying: “If we are weak, our land will become Muslim.” The theme song of his nationalist organization speaks of people who “live in our land, drink our water, and are ungrateful to us”—a reference to Muslims—and how “We [Buddhists] will build a fence with our bones if necessary” to keep supremacist Muslims out.  His pamphlets say “Myanmar is currently facing a most dangerous and fearful poison that is severe enough to eradicate all civilization.”  Another senior and apparently “radical” monk concurs: “The main thing is that our religion and our nationality don’t disappear.”

From here we come to lesson two: if Buddhists understand what is at stake—their entire civilization—the NYT report is a testimony to why the West still cannot face reality.  Fuller’s article carries all the trademarks—moral relativism and pro-Islam bias, and that dangerous mixture of confidence and ignorance—that characterize the mainstream West’s inability to acknowledge and respond to Islam, but rather to sprout sentimental, nonsensical platitudes.

For starters,  Fuller doesn’t seem to comprehend why Myanmar’s Buddhists are worried about disappearing , saying that “Buddhism would seem to have a secure place in Myanmar. Nine in 10 people are Buddhist… Estimates of the Muslim minority range from 4 percent to 8 percent of Myanmar’s roughly 55 million people while the rest are mostly Christian or Hindu.”

Indeed, in neighboring Thailand Muslims also make for about 4% but have, as mentioned, been engaging in genocide against Buddhists in the south where Muslims are concentrated.  Moreover, an acquaintance with history—real history, not the whitewashed versions currently peddled in American schools—proves that for 14 centuries, Islam has, in fact, wiped out entire peoples and identities: what we today nonchalantly refer to as the “Arab World” was neither Arab and almost entirely Christian in the 7th century, when Islam came into being and went on the jihad. Fuller also seems to miss the significance of the fact that there are more Christians and Hindus in Myanmar than Muslims—yet Buddhist hostility only extends to Muslims.  If indigenous Buddhists are simply becoming nationalistic radicals, as Fuller suggests, how come they are only attacking Muslims, not Christians and Hindus?

Then there is the clear bias.  While regularly decrying the Buddhist treatment of Muslims, including by giving several anecdotes, Fuller does not mention the jihadi terror and murder that Muslims have visited upon Buddhists.  He condemns Buddhists for reportedly displacing some 150,000 nonindigenous Muslims, without seeming to be aware that, all around the Islamic world, Muslims are displacing hundreds of thousands of non-Muslims, leading to a mass exodus of Christians.  If Fuller is unaware of the significance of this fact, Myanmar’s Buddhists are not—hence their very real concerns of being swallowed up by Islam if they don’t act now when they’re in the majority in their own homeland.

But these objective facts are apparently not relevant to the NYT’s readership, which has been more conditioned to subjective talk of “feelings” and other therapeutic nonsense.  And here Fuller certainly delivers: the entire tone of the article is one of disappointment at the Buddhists and how “many Muslims are worried.” His closing paragraph is of “a Muslim vendor in the city’s central market” who spoke “in a whisper” saying “I’m really frightened. We tell the children not to go outside unless absolutely necessary.”

Thus while Myanmar’s Buddhists fight for their right to survive against an ever encroaching Islam, the NYT does what it does best—distort reality to make it fit the mainstream media’s world of make believe, in this case, that Muslims are always innocent and misunderstood victims.

PostscriptRalph Sidway reminds me that Indonesian priest, Fr Daniel Byantoro, has written the following applicable words:

For thousands of years my country (Indonesia) was a Hindu Buddhist kingdom.  The last Hindu king was kind enough to give a tax exempt property for the first Muslim missionary to live and to preach his religion. Slowly the followers of the new religion were growing, and after they became so strong the kingdom was attacked, those who refused to become Muslims had to flee for their life to the neighboring island of Bali or to a high mountain of Tengger, where they have been able to keep their religion until now. Slowly from the Hindu Buddhist Kingdom, Indonesia became the largest Islamic country in the world. If there is any lesson to be learnt by Americans at all, the history of my country is worth pondering upon. We are not hate mongering, bigoted people; rather, we are freedom loving, democracy loving and human loving people. We just don’t want this freedom and democracy to be taken away from us by our ignorance and misguided ‘political correctness’, and the pretension of tolerance.

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  • Moto

    Good for the Buddhists. Their actions are inspiring.

  • camp7

    “Around the hall, the hounds of battle stay.
    And, with the night, lay quiet for the now.
    Come dawn, all thought of else will shattered be
    But now, in dreams, their fear does furrow brow.”

    ~ G.R.Smith

    There will be a reckoning. Good will overcome evil – it’s universal law. Islamists prepare, you will meet the hounds of battle. Truth will prevail.

    • Newspaniard

      Given the history of the last 1400 years, I believe that you are mistaken and that these savages will eventually win and the survivors are heading for a new dark age

      • Ross A Lloyd

        Funny you should say that:

        FOR ANASTASIA

        Prologue

        As this is written the world lurches towards a precipice, threatening to plunge into a dark age the likes of which it has never before known. Fanatical Islamic forces have become nuclear capable and the lauded age of enlightenment and sensitivity now draws to a close. The era of hatred, persecution and true terror is about to begin, unless…

        “For Anastasia” due to be published December 2013 – the final part in the ‘As Darkness Descends’ trilogy of “Soul Saviour” and “Get Emily” .

        • ProgDestroyer

          Who is the author?

          • Ross A Lloyd

            Yours truly. (Ross A Lloyd).

      • camp7

        Interesting. It’s important that we live by our beliefs but also recognize that we are fallible on temporal perceptions. My projection was based on the long term, past the dark age. And yes, I agree, it will get worse before it gets better.

  • Bamaguje

    Afghanistan was also Buddhist, but over several centuries intolerant Jihadists turned it into an Islamist hellhole.
    We still remember Muslim destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas.

    • Elena

      There were large numbers of Nestorian Christians all along the Silk Road, incl what we call Afghanistan. They are extinct now.

    • Jay

      Afghanistan was filled with Hindus as well. Cities like Kandahar were in the ancient Hindu Vedas “How ‘Gandhara’ Became ‘Kandahar’ ” http://rajivmalhotra.com/library/articles/gandhara-became-kandahar/

  • CowboyUp

    The NYSlimes’ concern is touching, considering they couldn’t care less about all the deprivation, injustice, government violence, and starvation in the country all that time the Marxists had absolute power.

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

    The Burmese have long had a problem with Islamic violence. Even wikipedia has the history in their article “Rohingya conflict in Western Burma.” Given history, Buddhists’ fears are reality based.

    Of course, there is the unfortunate incidence of indiscriminate mob violence. Given the history of dictatorship and Chinese influence, I don’t think this is going to be resolved in an orderly fashion.

  • Kyra Nelson

    What does our own Resident Buddhist, Richard Gere, have to say about this??

    • ProgDestroyer

      Nothing of course. He is hard to find these days, although he was last seen gerbil shopping a PetSmart.

  • knowshistory

    there is one lesson that the usa and the west really needs to learn from Myanmar: the peace and prosperity that follows the total expulsion of a malicious crime ring from a country. send your malicious muslims to some country they have already despoiled, myanmarians, and show us how real men behave when their women are threatened with rape by malicious invaders. if the rest of the previously free world would show us the way, and expel its malicious muslims, perhaps the cowardly traitors who occupy positions of power in the usa could be replaced with real men.

  • nimbii

    The Middle-East was a cradle of civilization until Islamists put half their brainpower under a berka. It has become an wasteland since.

    • Python

      yep not much you can do when you limited yourself to one braincell

  • bigboy1942

    Thumbs up for Buddhists

  • Drakken

    The buddist in Burma are showing that they will not go quietly into the night and us westerners sooner rather than later will be following their example that will make a Serb blush.

    • Ross A Lloyd

      We know know that the Serbs were right…

      • ReyR

        At last. But do you remember how they were all wrong, although perhaps not half as wrong as the disgusting Russians trying to protect them against all chances…

        • Ross A Lloyd

          Once again the main stream media drove their own story and we all accepted it as gospel…

  • Ross A Lloyd

    I’m with the Buddhists!

  • OfficialPro

    Good thing these buddhists aren’t retarded like the Dalai Lama.

    • abidbahar

      IF THERE IS A HITLER IN THE AUDIENCE, PLEASE STAND UP!

      When reading the article, I felt like Hitler was quoting from his Meinkamp while speaking to his audience about Jewish “wickedness” and his followers were responding to him to be right and realistic.

      More alarming are the comments about the article inspiring Buddhist extremism to commit genocide of Muslims in Burma.

      So I am asking, if there is a Hitler in the room, please stand up!

      Well I can see the speaker himself is Hitler and there are many of his followers in the audience, some are even from Burma carrying the 960 Swastika symbol..

      True, in the world of ours there are still wicked forces that in the name of Buddhist, Christian or Islamic civilization reduces everything to religion, culture or race and recommends the solution in genocide of most ordinary people.

      Several Corrections to right the wrong historical errors presented by the author:
      (1) Compared to the expanding West in the new world, where only Christianity was allowed to survive until the middle of the 20th century, (natives had no choice), Christianity, Judaism even atheism survived in all over Middle East. Jews and Christians were important ministers in Bagdad, Egypt and Cordova. When the British occupied Delhi, to their surprise they found that Hindus were majority.

      (2) Muslim civilizations had no holocaust or tragedies like Spanish inquisition. In fact the founder of Zionism Harzel who had a warrant of arrest found asylum in Ottoman Istanbul only.Istanbul

      (3) Now about Burma, those Rakhine that left Burma to escape the Burmese occupation of Arakan during British rule of Bengal enjoys full citizenship of Bangladesh. But Rohingyas, the indigenous people of Arakan (in the name of Buddhist civilization) face genocide.

      (4) Islam in Malaysia and Indonesia were not spread by sword, it was by Sufi mystics. It followed the same pattern that Christianity is spreading today in Burma and elsewhere.

      (3) More importantly, after the Western influence in India and South East Asia, we see Islam stopped spreading and in fact Christianity is in the rise. Islamic civilization lost India, Spain and Portugal, East European countries and East Turkman in China.
      About Thailand, even the southern part of Thailand was a Malayan Muslim Sultanate occupied byThailand with Portuguge help.

      The truth of the matter is that extremists like the present author are everywhere fueling the flames of fire with prejudices until they find themselves burned by the fire they had ignited against humanity with falsehood.

      • Rafiq Jamil

        These people are
        justifying the killing and burning of innocent school children from Burma by
        Buddhist thugs. What kind of mindset these people have? Stone age people would be better than these people. Unbelievable
        cruel people of present time

        • ReyR

          Burma is a Buddhist nation, and Muslims should stay away. People must stay where they are born. Times have changed. Try to build your life where you belong. Do not cross national borders. We don’t need you.

        • JackyTreehorn

          Your words would carry some weight if it wasn’t for the fact that Islam seems to be the only religion that can’t get on with it’s host nation anywhere on earth. As the article points out there are more Christians and Hindus in Burma, why is it they are not being attacked. How many times do you think you can keep saying Islam is a victim before you sound a little bit silly?

      • ReyR

        Save your lectures for the mosque. Muslims should stay away from other nations. People must stay where they are born. Times have changed. Try to build your life where you belong. Do not cross national borders. We don’t need you. We need segregation, and we’ll have segregation.

        • Python

          I’m happy to have people of other nations settle here who like the europeans, ie italians germans greek yugo etc all have chipped in worked hard and made themselves part of a nation but the muslims keep themselves apart and once their numbers increase they begin to make demands, cause trouble and as their quran orders them, when their numbers are sufficient, they will try to take over.
          I simply cannot comprehend the governments and media that try to placate them, pander to them and make laws to prevent their own citizens speaking out against Islam. The evidence is there right in front of their eyes that islam is not to be tolerated in our own countries unless it agrees to abide by and respect the host countries laws. If it were nazis doing the same things they would be immedialtely jailed and/or deported. Just wearinga nazi uniform is enough to get you into trouble and the real irony here is that Islam supported the nazis during the war in their efforts to eradicate the jews and anyone else they saw as unfit. It wasn’t just jews they attempted to remove from the face of the earth.

      • JackyTreehorn

        I stopped when I read Islam had “no holocaust”.
        What about the Armenian holocaust? Does that one not count
        in your revisionist lefty world
        You need to watch your spreading of falsehoods.
        As for Islamic civilization losing Spain and Portugal, well it was never theirs in the first place. Are you positing that Islam was not spread by the sword?

        • abidbahar

          About Spain and Portugal, your ( J.Threehorn’s) opinion above contradicts with what is written in history. Also about only Muslims having problems because like Christians Muslims only are spread all over the world but they are relatively defenseless. In Burma they are used as a whipping boy by the murderous army.

          So the responses above by you seem very mean spirited against a defenseless minority. The point is, in our time there are lots of little Hitlers who use the social media to spread venom against their perceived enemies.I am certain, if these people had the power and authority that Hitler possessed, their actions would have shocked even Hitler a thousand times. Of course, the problem with such people is that to justify their irrational stand they see only their kinds as human.

          • JackyTreehorn

            Calling people Hitler to shut debate doesn’t work anymore. You didn’t reply to my question about the Armenian holocaust and are you really saying that Muslim were in the Iberian peninsular before Christians?

          • abidbahar

            Yes, at the time Muslim army occupied Spain and Portugal, Christianity was not rooted in Spain and Portugal yet. Before the Muslim advent, there were rivalries going on between local dynasties with newly converted fanatic Christians and non Christian pagans. Some persecuted Jews went out to invite Muslims to be the new rulers. Muslims ruled this land of theirs for over five hundred years. (Five hundred years!)

            You know that there is still controversy about what is called “Armenian genocide.”

            Are you also familiar with the 90′s Armanians committing genocide on the Azaris simply to connect two lands separating Armanian enclaves?.Did you read the description of the destruct ions?

            To me any kind of death, even the Ottoman killing of the Armanians is not acceptable.

          • JackyTreehorn

            Stop it you are beginning to sound silly. First you say there was no genocide associated with Islam then you say there is controversy, what about the Hindu massacres? and what about the 100,000 MUSLIMS killed by ermm Muslims that occurred in Algeria or the thousands of Muslims killed by Muslims in the name of Islam that is happening as we debate. Islam brainwashes fools.
            Spain was a Christian country before they were INVADED
            most of the middle east was Christian or jewish before the Muslim preachers… no hang on Muslims don’t preach they invade what was I thinking.
            Don’t bother coming back I feel like I’m debating with a child.

          • Python

            Funny you should mention Hitler considering Islam and Hitler worked together in trying to eradicate the jews and others

          • abidbahar

            Only children and fools get emotional and angry because they behave as immature people, Scholars behave differently!

  • Kentbob

    Islam is the religion of pieces

  • Akbarr Zeb

    I stand with the Buddhists.

  • Lucian

    Perhaps the Buddhist know better than many so-called Christians!

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    Please visit our website for information on the Buddhist revival.

  • Observer

    It should be mentioned that contrary to what Raymond says in his otherwise fine article Christians are actually also persecuted in Burma. According to the Open Doors 2013 index, the country ranks #32 among the top 50 persecuters of Christians. However, it is only one of two Buddhist states (the other being Bhutan), while the vast majority are – predictably – Muslim (around four fifth).

  • Nosaturn

    Abrahamic religions are a plague on humanity.

    • Jakareh

      You’re free to disbelieve any religion, but to conflate Christianity and Judaism with the Mohammedan Death Cult is a ridiculous moral equivalency.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        You’re free to disbelieve any religion

        With the exception being Islam, since disbelief in Islam earns a death sentence! As Islam, in stark contrast to Abrahamic and non-Abrahamic religions compels faith under the penalty of death, which not only sets Islam apart from all true religions, but also proves at the same time that Islam in essence is not a religion, but instead a cult that is posing as being a religion in order to dupe its intended infidel victims, as the sole fundamental purpose of Islam is to subjugate into Islamic totalitarianism all religions and all infidels through jihad and via the eventual imposition of Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law. Initially Islam poses as being a “religion of peace” to gain a small foothold, and then progressively as we’ve seen countless times before, it grows more and more aggressive until it ultimately takes over and imposes Sharia, which again is Islamic totalitarian law.

        • Python

          I’d say that Islam is satans religion

    • ObamaYoMoma

      I hate to rain on your clueless parade, but Islam is not an Abrahamic religion. In fact, it isn’t even a religion at all, as the first and foremost prerequisite of Islam is the total, complete, and unconditional submission to the will of Allah under the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy. By the way, the will of Allah that all Muslims totally, completely, and unconditionally submit to under the pain of death for blasphemy and apostasy as a requisite of Islam is in essence Sharia, which again is Islamic totalitarian law. Nevertheless, how many Abrahamic and non-Abrahamic religions compel faith under the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy? The answer, of course, is none of them! Which means that Islam is not really a religion, but instead a cult posing as a religion, and because the “will of Allah” is Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law, Islam is a very rabid and fanatical totalitarian cult posing as being a “religion of peace” to dupe its intended infidel victims, as the sole fundamental purpose of Islam is to subjugate into Islamic totalitarianism all religions and all infidels through jihad and the eventual imposition of Sharia, which one more time is Islamic totalitarian law.

      • ReyR

        And amusingly, the very term ‘sharia’ betrays the primitive nature of the nomadic desert cult these Bedouins are trying to impose on the world: The word is defined as “the path leading to the water” – a way to the very source of life in the desert. Imagine: who controls the path to the water, holds all tribes by the throat. This is the true and genuine sharia.

  • NonPCconservative

    I was reading through the article and one of the first things that popped into my mind was the earlier fate of Indonesia. It surprised me that the author left that until the postscript as it is a classic example of the way that muslims work, just like their founder Muhammed. When you are small you are tolerant but once you have some power you curse the infidels.

    I live in Indonesia and I make a point of bring up a question whenever the subject of tourism comes up. The question is quite simple, name three places in Indonesia which are common tourist destinations. The answers come back and usually include Bali, Tanah Toraja, Lake Toba and Manado. I then ask the second question which is “What do these places have in common?”. The answer is that they are all muslim minority areas and that sometimes surprises Indonesians into a little bit of introspection when thinking about the reason.

    Are there any good tourist spots in majority muslim areas?

  • ObamaYoMoma

    “We [Buddhists] will build a fence with our bones if necessary” to keep supremacist Muslims out.

    Since the sole fundamental purpose of Islam is to subjugate into Islamic totalitarianism all religions and all infidels via the imposition of Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law, is there any other kind of Muslims other than supremacist Muslims given the fact that the first and foremost prerequisite of Islam is the total, complete, and unconditional submission to the will of Allah under the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy? By the way, the will of Allah that all Muslims totally, completely, and unconditionally submit to under the pain of death for blasphemy and apostasy as a requisite of Islam is in essence Sharia, which again is Islamic totalitarian law.

  • subasana

    Great step taken by the buddhists. Had these steps taken by the other community or religion as well.
    Subasana

  • Habib

    Implication only Wirathu will not be completed because the rulers have quietened the 60 million people for six decades. So why not to him. It is just the ruler killing two birds- “cleansing muslims” throughout upholding the so call democracy transition. The west and its global leaders welcoming and praising it by offering prize and exploring businesses.

  • Habib

    Implication only Wirathu will not be completed because the rulers
    have quietened the 60 million people for six decades. So why not to him?
    It is just the ruler killing two birds- “cleansing muslims” throughout
    upholding the so call democracy transition.

    The west and its global
    leaders welcoming and praising such crises by bestowing prize and exploration
    businesses. The world mechanism bodies are just talking the talks like toothless. UN bodies have even no power to visit nor distribute the aid for trap Rohingya vicitms of Arakan state. So the crises remain alive upto today from June 2012..

    Beside, the causality number has been under-stated and most of intl reports are based on the cruel government’s reports so the truth will never be revealed..

  • Jeff Hand

    While it would be blatantly dishonest
    denying Islamic extremism and violence over the centuries, it would also
    be almost as dishonest to deny how Buddhism has been so white-washed in
    the West !

    In Asian countries in
    which they are in the majority, the Buddhists collaborate in repressing the
    other religions. This is documented by the Report 2004 of Aid to the Church in
    Need, as well as the U.S. Department of State,
    International Freedom of Religion report.

    In Buthan public worship, evangelization,
    and proselytism are illegal for non-Buddhists. In its Ningmapa and Kagyupa
    versions, Buddhism shapes politics, and it is illegal for a Buddhist to convert
    to Christianity. Only Buddhist religious texts may be introduced into the
    country. No alternative religious instruction is permitted in the schools.
    15,000 Hindus have been expelled from the south of the country into neighboring
    India, and the government has begun a program of forced settlement of Buthanese
    Buuddhists in the region.

    Then there is Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and
    Vietnam.

    In these states, Buddhism
    is more or less an integral part of a regime that represses the other religions.

    • flcon

      Good that the Jesus brigade is being countered as otherwise those countries would go the way of South Korea-from Buddhist majority to CHistian majority with a all but persecuted Buddhist minority in a DECADE.Indeed all Abrahamic faiths are intolerant and expansionist.

  • umbreen khan

    i am from Afghanistan and i have great experience in what Buddhist start in Myanmar. from birth to till now i observed violence, i defense my self against violence, and up to some extent i take part in conducting violence against those to whom i feel is necessary. it is my advice to Buddhist not to conduct violence against (not only Muslims but) human beings. it will consequence only distraction. the distraction of entire Myanmar…

    • Jay

      Here is some advice. Stop trying to subjugate non-Muslims, stop trying to take over non-Islamic countries, and you will be surprised how non-violently non-Muslims will react to you when you are not acting violently to them.

  • Imraan Ahmad

    Who came and conquered the Malay land of Pattani and Malaysia if not the Buddhists of Thailand. Get your facts right!

  • Jay

    You could replace Buddhism with Hinduism in this article and it would accurately depict how Hindus and Hinduism is treated in the West vis a vis Muslims and Islam.

    Despite the mass murder of Hindus, destruction of Hindu temples, enslavement just like Europeans and Africans were enslaved, and then partition, plus never ending terrorism, the West always see Muslims as victims and Hindus as aggressors. Only those involved in the counter jihad see this is just not true, and know the Muslims are the true aggressions in the world conflicts with Hindus and Buddhists.