Thursday, May 9, 2013

Dalai Lama condemns Buddhist attacks on Muslims in Myanmar and Sri Lanka

The Dalai Lama has implored Buddhist monks in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to put an end to a series of recent attacks on Muslims in their countries, according news agencies.

The media quoted the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader as having said on Tuesday night that he was concerned about the ongoing wave of attacks. He was responding to questions following a speech he delivered to 15,000 people at the University of Maryland. He condemned all killing being carried out in the name of religion and then turned to his own religion.

Dalai Lama alleged that Buddhists, including monks, were responsible for recent violence against Muslims in Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

Myanmar has been wracked by sectarian violence that has displaced tens of thousands over the past year, while Sri Lankan Buddhist groups have recently attacked Muslim businesses.

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