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« on: October 01, 2012, 07:00:52 AM »

THOUSANDS of rioters have torched Buddhist temples and homes in southeastern Bangladesh in a rare attack against the community over a photo posted on Facebook deemed offensive to Islam.

Officials said the mob comprising some 25,000 people set fire today to at least five Buddhist temples and dozens of homes in Ramu town and its adjoining villages, about 350km from Dhaka.


The rioters claimed the photo allegedly defaming the Koran was uploaded on Facebook by a Buddhist man from the area, district administrator Joinul Bari said.

"They became unruly and attacked Buddhist houses, torching and damaging their temples from midnight to Sunday morning," he told AFP.

"At least 100 houses were damaged. We called in army and border guards to quell the violence."

The authorities had temporarily banned public gatherings in the area to prevent further clashes, Bari said.

It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties, and authorities did not say if any of the rioters were arrested.

Buddhists, who make up less than one per cent of Bangladesh's 153 million population, are based mainly in southeastern districts, close to the border with Buddhist-majority Burma.

Sectarian tensions have been running high since June, when deadly clashes erupted between Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya in Burma's western Rakhine state.

Although Bangladesh has witnessed deadly clashes between Muslims and Hindus in the past, sectarian clashes involving Buddhists are rare.


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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 08:14:42 AM »

  Pity they did not read the queeran. They would be more understanding at the mayhem had they
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 08:54:10 AM »

I truly believe, and I'm not a tin foil hat wearing type guy, that we (mankind) will look back on this time frame years from now, and realize this is when the change started.  However it may fall, with us or moslems, this will be seen as the beginning.
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2012, 08:58:57 AM »

I truly believe, and I'm not a tin foil hat wearing type guy, that we (mankind) will look back on this time frame years from now, and realize this is when the change started.  However it may fall, with us or moslems, this will be seen as the beginning.
It's just history repeating itself man, just as it has done throughout the centuries. Empires rise and fall... We're on the decline and a more savage nation will take over, and the cycle will repeat itself until the end of man.
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2012, 10:14:36 AM »

Do you think the President or Prime Minister of Bangladesh will come out and apologize to the Muslims for offending them like Bozo did?

I wish that the people would realize that the barbarians are at the gate.  Now.  It's fucking on.  They declared war against us a long time ago and they aren't stopping for shit.  How can you defeat an enemy if you don't even have the courage to identify them?  Liberals have turned the people of the United States into a bunch of pussies that are scared of their own shadows.  I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm getting ready for when they bring this fight to my front door which is probably gonna be any day now. 
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2012, 01:04:49 PM »

It's just history repeating itself man, just as it has done throughout the centuries. Empires rise and fall... We're on the decline and a more savage nation will take over, and the cycle will repeat itself until the end of man.

Yeah, I'm reading a book called The Ottoman Centuries now, and I see alot of parallels to today's world in it.  It's just that we are on the front line now, and notice it.  We are but a blip on the radar of time.
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2012, 01:23:15 PM »

Yeah, I'm reading a book called The Ottoman Centuries now, and I see alot of parallels to today's world in it.  It's just that we are on the front line now, and notice it.  We are but a blip on the radar of time.
Some of us notice it.. it seems like the rest of the country/west are happy to ignore history and think we're somehow immune because we're more "evolved".
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2012, 04:13:03 PM »

Some of us notice it.. it seems like the rest of the country/west are happy to ignore history and think we're somehow immune because we're more "evolved".

Yes, and as long as we stay evolved, we get beat. We need to stoop to their level. It's like when I was at a hipster bar a year or so ago, and this little dude starts running his mouth about something, and I said something along the lines of "well hey, we can just settle this outside", and he responds with "oh so you're gonna meat head out now?"  No shit, but this pussy thought he could mouth off without consequence, much like these liberal pussies think that if we ignore it, they will go away. I just got a book I can't wait to read called "Reflections of a Revolution" about the influx of Moslems into Europe and how it's ruining that place, and how we could learn something from their mistake.
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2012, 04:30:09 PM »

Savages.
Well, sooner or later one will have to leave Europe.
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2012, 01:43:50 AM »

Violence continues against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

Recent reports from Myanmar show that the devastating aftermath of the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims continues to leave thousands homeless, Press TV reports.
 
Certain areas of Rakhine’s major town of Sittwe, almost entirely Muslim areas, have reportedly been completely destroyed.
 
Homes of the Muslim minority have also been torched and destroyed by security forces.
 

An area in Sittwe, which used to have a population of 60,000 Muslims, is also now reportedly completely destroyed.
 
Rohingyas at refugee camps say that security forces and extremist Rakhine residents have been working together.
 

Others say attempts were made to burn down one of their mosques. Those trying to protect their property were then shot at.
 
This is while the Rakhine population is not one known to carry guns, suggesting that police forces and the army are responsible for such acts of violence.
 

The Rohingya hold the Myanmar government responsible for the crimes carried out against them.
 
Reports say some 650 Rohingyas have been killed and thousands more displaced in recent months.
 
Myanmar President Thein Sein said on July 19 that the “only solution” to the plight of the Rohingya Muslims is to send the nearly-one-million-strong community to refugee camps run by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. “We will send them away if any third country would accept them,” he added. “This is what we are thinking is the solution to the issue.”
 
Myanmar refuses to recognize Rohingyas as Myanmarese citizens and classifies them as illegal migrants, although the Rohingyas have resided in the country for centuries.
 
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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2012, 01:45:11 AM »

Assam violence reverberates across India
 
Ethnic riots in country's northeast follow the same pattern as violence against Muslim Rohigya in neighbouring Myanmar.
 
Rehana Bibi, 63, threw herself at the feet of India's ruling Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, weeping profusely for her son who was killed in the ethnic riots between Muslims and Bodo tribespeople that have rocked India's northeastern state of Assam since late July.
 
"We prefer to stay in these government-aided camps though we don't get enough to eat or space to sleep. But that is better than constantly living with the threat of death," Rehana told Gandhi at the makeshift Borkanda camp in western Assam, at a point that connects India's mainland to its seven remote northeastern states.
 
Soon, Rehana was joined by scores of Muslim women, from teenagers to the elderly, who pleaded with Gandhi not to be forced to go back to their native villages.
 
"Violence is still continuing in our area. We are getting to know of deaths and attacks. The government should please allow us to stay here until we feel it is safe to go back home," said Sultana, another Muslim woman. Within hours of Gandhi's visit to the displaced camps in western Assam, four Muslims were shot dead by armed Bodos, believed to be members of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB).
 
Nearly 80 people, mostly Muslims of Bengali origin but some Bodos as well, have been killed in the rioting that escalated into a free-for-all in four districts of western Assam, forcing the state government to call out the army and issue shoot-at-sight orders to control the mayhem.
 
Thousands displaced
 
Many are still missing and nearly 400,000 people are in makeshift camps after being displaced by the July riots - some for the third or even a fourth time in the last 15 years.
 
Bodo separatist rebels have regularly attacked these Bengali Muslims, along with other non-Bodo minorities, since 1992 in a determined bid to create a Bodo majority in their perceived ethnic homeland. Hundreds have been killed. The worst violence was reported in 1996-97, when about a quarter of a million people were displaced.
 
Before that, other tribes and the ethnic Assamese have targeted Muslims of Bengali origin, asking they be deported from Assam on the grounds that they were illegal migrants.
 
More than 2,500 Muslims were killed in ethnic riots that erupted during a six-year long campaign by Assamese groups (1979-1985). The worst carnage took place at Nellie in February 1983, when 1,600 Muslims were killed in two days of bloodbaths unleashed by Lalung tribesmen.
 
The Muslim women at Borkanda complained to Gandhi that a lawmaker of the local tribal council had himself led mobs of Bodo people to attack the Muslim villages in the Moamari area of western Assam, where they hail from. In anger, Gandhi turned to her local party leaders and administrator, trying to find out whether the police have booked the lawmaker. She only got nods, but no clear answer.
 
Gandhi, who now heads the country's ruling Congress Party, is the widow of assassinated former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The Congress Party also runs the state government of Assam. Their allies, the Bodoland People's Front (BPF), control the Bodoland Tribal Autonomous Council in western Assam, since the council was set up eight years ago to fulfill the Bodo tribespeople's aspirations for autonomy and self-rule.
 
The lawmaker suspected of leading the marauding mobs belongs to the BPF party, whose politicians, like many other Bodos, blame the Muslims for their increasing numbers, for encroachment on tribal lands and forests, and for challenging their political domination in what was essentially a tribal-dominated area.
 
Parallels with Myanmar
 
It is a situation quite similar to Myanmar's Rakhine province, where Rohingya Muslims, locally called "Bengalis" in that country, have suffered heavily in recent riots with Buddhist Rakhines. Most of those killed have been Rohingyas, although some Rakhines are also among the dead. Tens of thousands of people from both communities have been displaced.
 
"And like in Myanmar, so in Assam, nativist passion runs high against these Muslims. They are demonised and held responsible for all the woes faced by the indigenous peoples," says Samir Das, an author who has written on Assam. "They are seen as encroachers on indigenous lands and resources."
 
There's a small difference, though. Rohingya say they are indigenous to Myanmar's Rakhine province (previously Arakans), but many Burmese, including President Thein Sein, believe they are settlers from what is now the Chittagong region of Bangladesh, and say they should be taken out.
 
In Assam, the Muslims of Bengali origin admit they originally hail from what was eastern Bengal and is now Bangladesh. They say their ancestors were brought by the British colonials from what was East Bengal (now Bangladesh) to tame the river islands and marshes of Assam and grow more food. Local Assamese and tribal groups, however, allege that illegal migration from Bangladesh continues unabated.
 
"People from what is now Bangladesh migrate to all over the world and they have been moving into Assam or other parts of northeast India since the days of the British. But what the locals are worried about are the growing numbers of the descendants of these Bengali Muslim settlers and their rising influence in the state's agrarian economy and politics," says Assam political analyst Nani Gopal Mahanta.
 
Muslims comprise more than 35 per cent of Assam's nearly three million people, giving the state the second-highest concentration of Muslims in India, after Kashmir. Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF), a Muslim-dominated party lead by charismatic cleric Badruddin Ajmal, emerged as the state's main opposition party with 16 seats in Assam's 126-member legislative assembly after state polls last year.
 
The Congress Party won the polls in a landslide, but other Assamese and Hindu parties like the BJP could not reach double figures.
 
That led some Muslim hardliners, including one AUDF leader, to demand a special administrative area in western Assam's six Muslim-dominated districts. But that upset the Bodos because some of these districts overlap with their autonomous council.
 
The violence is now threatening to spill over to other northeastern states. Taking a cue from the Bodos, groups representing the Naga tribespeople in Assam's neighbouring state of Nagaland were threatening to target the "Miyas"(Muslims), a term used in the region to denote Muslims of Bengali origin.
 
The Naga Council, which wants to protect the tribes' demographic majority, has said it will start identifying "Bangladeshi
 infiltrators" and will push them out of Nagaland. The state government has warned action against the Naga Council for
 "taking law into their own hands". But tensions are rising in Nagaland, as the Muslims fear a Naga backlash.
 
Backlash
 
The violence against the Muslims in Assam has provoked reactions elsewhere in India, especially in states and cities with big Muslim populations.
 
Police had to open fire this weekend in Mumbai when Muslims gathered to protest against attacks on their co-religionists in Assam turned violent and resorted to large-scale arson. Two were killed in the firing and more than 50 injured, including many policemen.
 
Natives of northeastern states, easily identifiable elsewhere in India because of their East Asian looks, have been attacked or threatened by Muslims. Some were dragged down from a train near the southern city of Hyderabad. This has led to many Assamese and other northeastern tribals starting to return home for fear of being attacked.
 
A police report says at least 3,000 people from Assam, settled in and around cities like Hyderabad, have returned to the state in the last one week.
 
"Many of them have just come back to Assam in panic. They may go back to work in mainland India once the whole situation cools down," says Assam police official Khagen Sarmah.
 
That may be possible, but for the "whole situation to cool down", violence against Muslims in Assam, which is provoking Muslims elsewhere in India to target people from India's northeastern states, must stop.
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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2012, 01:45:57 AM »

Buddhists monks rally in support of Myanmar stance on Rohingya Muslims
 

Buddhist monks rally in support of their government's stance on sectarian violence against Rohingya Muslims in Mandalay on September 2, 2012.
 
In Myanmar, hundreds of Buddhist monks have held a rally in support of their government’s plan to deport the country's Rohingya Muslim minority.
 

On Sunday, the crowd in Mandalay held banners in support of the government’s plan to send the minority group away, as a solution to the deadly sectarian violence.
 
Back in July, Myanmar President Thein Sein said that the “only solution” to the plight of the Rohingya Muslims was to send the nearly-one-million-strong community to refugee camps run by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
 
“We will send them away if any third country would accept them,” he added. “This is what we are thinking is the solution to the issue.”
 
Earlier, Sein conceded that politicians, Buddhist monks, and other ethnic figures are stirring up hatred against the Rohingyas.
 
Reports say some 650 Rohingyas have been killed in the Rakhine state in the west of the country in recent months. This is while 1,200 others are missing and 80,000 more have been displaced.


The Buddhist-majority government of Myanmar refuses to recognize Rohingyas and has classified them as illegal migrants, even though the Rohingyas are said to be Muslim descendants of Persian, Turkish, Bengali, and Pathan origin, who migrated to Myanmar as early as the 8th century.
 
According to reports, thousands of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims are living in dire conditions in refugee camps after government forces and Buddhist extremists started burning down their villages on August 10.
 
The UN human rights authorities blame Myanmar’s security forces for the violence, who are believed to have been targeting the Muslims rather than bringing the ethnic violence to an end in the country.

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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2012, 01:51:05 AM »

Yes, and as long as we stay evolved, we get beat. We need to stoop to their level. It's like when I was at a hipster bar a year or so ago, and this little dude starts running his mouth about something, and I said something along the lines of "well hey, we can just settle this outside", and he responds with "oh so you're gonna meat head out now?"  No shit, but this pussy thought he could mouth off without consequence, much like these liberal pussies think that if we ignore it, they will go away. I just got a book I can't wait to read called "Reflections of a Revolution" about the influx of Moslems into Europe and how it's ruining that place, and how we could learn something from their mistake.
You're so tough it hurts.

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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2012, 02:34:49 AM »

Yes, and as long as we stay evolved, we get beat. We need to stoop to their level. It's like when I was at a hipster bar a year or so ago, and this little dude starts running his mouth about something, and I said something along the lines of "well hey, we can just settle this outside", and he responds with "oh so you're gonna meat head out now?"  No shit, but this pussy thought he could mouth off without consequence, much like these liberal pussies think that if we ignore it, they will go away. I just got a book I can't wait to read called "Reflections of a Revolution" about the influx of Moslems into Europe and how it's ruining that place, and how we could learn something from their mistake.

Good post, these Northern European societies are so advanced they're self destructing!  Lips sealed
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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2012, 07:12:55 AM »

You're so tough it hurts.



Ok, all of that aside, as I see our political views are on different ends of the spectrum. What are your suggestions?  Don't give a problem without a solution. I agree, in a perfect world where everybody kept to themselves and did not encroach on other people's beliefs by force, we could all live together, but until we all become philosopher kings, we must still deal with things by force.
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