So much for ahimsa

Bichchingychakma Compass Direct News is reporting that Christian families have been driven from their village in Bangladesh by Buddhist extremists presurring them to give up their faith in Christ.

“On Saturday, the Buddhist extremists captured four men and beat one woman who had gathered in a home, threatening to kill them if they did not become Buddhists within 24 hours.”

I have an intrinsic distaste for forced conversion whatever the circumstances.

7 thoughts on “So much for ahimsa

  1. I’ve heard that it happens (Buddhists being violent), but still, it’s shocking. Guess violence and self-righteousness cross all religious boundaries.


  2. Don’t forget the Kamikaze’s of WWII either. Many of them had Buddhist teachers. I’d say the lesson is, violence and fundamentalism comes in many flavours.


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