Don’t judge a whole community by the actions of a few. We hear this time and time again in relation to different communities worldwide. The Muslim community is the biggest victim of this.
Currently, it’s the Buddhist community who is facing the fire as the government, military and local mobs of the Buddhist majority country of Burma been terrorising the Rohingya Muslims.
Here are Buddhists making a stance against the action of the Burmese government and army.
As a Buddhist it is disgusting what so called Buddhists are doing to the Rohingya Muslims. Show me anything in Buddhism that condones that.
— Nihal Arthanayake (@TherealNihal) September 5, 2017
I am Burmese & Buddhist.I strongly condemn #AungSanSuuKyi, army & #Myanmar media 4 mis-framing my country's #Rohinya genocide as "terrorism" pic.twitter.com/BF9rzcwTdB
— maung zarni (@drzarni) September 7, 2017
And when Dr. Craig Considine, a Muslim Sociologist tweeted this:
When a Buddhist does it, it's a "monk who uses violence." When a Muslim does it, it's "terrorism because of Islam." pic.twitter.com/zXXlVwRSAm
— Dr. Craig Considine (@CraigCons) September 9, 2017
A Buddhist replied with this:
Most Buddhists in Myanmar don't accept this monk,including me. We strongly condemn his words which is contrary to Buddha teaching.
— Yee Mon (@YeeMon80805480) September 10, 2017
The Dalai Lama made it crystal clear:
The Dalai Lama has said the Buddha would have helped Muslims in Myanmar. pic.twitter.com/Q63ca4U8HJ
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) September 10, 2017
So yes, the world should not blame all Buddhists for the evil crimes of the few heartless beings, rather account those who are responsible and not be stereotyping – same goes with Muslims and the minute who have gone to the extremes.
There are bad apples in every basket.
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