December 26, 2014

BANGLADESH (2012): FLASHBACK: 25,000 Offended "Moderate" Rohingya Muslim Rioters Set Fire To 11 Buddhist Temples, Shops And 100 Homes Because Of Perceived Insult To Prophet Muhammad.

A statue of Lord Buddha is left standing amidst the torched ruins of the Lal Ching Buddhist temple at Ramu, some 350 kilometres (216 miles) from the capital Dhaka on September 30, 2012 (AFP Photo)
Are all of these tens of thousands Rohingya Muslims "deranged lone wolves"? Are you going to tell me they are not Muslim? Based on your theory the classified "deranged lone wolves" committing heinous crimes around the world are not Muslim, then Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Brunei are not Islamic either just to name a few. Or how about the 40,000+ Muslims that have joined ISIS from all around the world and the MILLIONS of Muslims that support ISIS in their nation that granted them asylum, are they not Muslim too? That's a lot. Is the United States, Gitmo or other Western nations responsible for this Muslim madness in Bangladesh?

This is a pretty twisted idea of what the word "peace" means when Muslims around the world forcefully impose their oppressive Islamic beliefs on all non-Muslims wherever they live. When Islamic beliefs are not complied with, the sentence is death or at the least obscene harassment. No different than the Marxist Communist. You shall know them by their fruits. It's like an abuser beating the shit out of you, or treating you with disgust, and then telling you they love you. Their actions do not line up with their words. That is not love, nor is it "peace".

Peace defined by Merriam-Webster: a state of tranquility or quiet, freedom from civil disturbance, freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions, harmony in personal relations.

Moderate defined by Merriam-Webster: avoiding extremes of behavior or expression: observing reasonable limits. Calm, temperate.

Russian Times (RT)
written by Andrew Biraj, Reuters
September 30, 2012

Tens of thousands of rioters left a trail of destruction in southeastern Bangladesh as they torched Buddhist temples and homes near the town of Ramu. The violence was sparked by a photo posted on Facebook that allegedly insulted Islam.

­A 25,000-strong mob set fire to at least five temples and dozens of homes throughout the town and surrounding villages after seeing the picture, which they claimed was posted by Uttam Barua, a local Buddhist man, AFP reported.

The (Muslim Rohingya) group chanted "Allahu Akbar" (god is Great) while setting fire to the centuries-old temples.

"I have seen 11 wooden temples, two of them 300 years old, torched by the mob. They looted precious items and Buddha statues from the temples. Shops owned by Buddhists were also looted," local journalist Sunil Barua said.

Security forces were deployed to contain the uprising: "At least 100 houses were damaged. We called in army and border guards to quell the violence," district administrator Joinul Bari said.

No casualties were reported, and authorities did not confirm whether police arrested any of the rioters.

Buddhist monks protested against the attacks on Sunday, forming a human chain in the country’s capital of Dhaka.

Bangladeshi Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir said the attacks were preplanned, and vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice.

"The attack was conducted in a coordinated manner. Temples and houses were set on fire using patrol and gun powder. It would have been impossible if the attacks were not planned," he told Bangladesh’s Bdnews24.

The government will provide financial assistance for reconstruction of the damaged houses and temple, Alamgir said.

Before launching their attacks, Muslims publicly rallied against the picture and called for Barua's arrest. However, several Facebook users said that Barua did not post the photo, and that he was linked to the photo after group called 'Insult Allah' tagged his name on the image.

Religious tensions on the rise

Buddhists make up less than one percent of Bangladesh’s population, and sectarian clashes between they and the country's Muslim majority are rare. Tensions between the communities have risen since June, when deadly clashes erupted between Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya in nearby Myanmar.

Thousands of Muslims also took to the streets across Bangladesh over the past few weeks in protest against a US-made video and French cartoons that mock the Prophet Muhammad.

On Saturday, tens of thousands of activists from the Islamist group Jamiyat-e-Hizbullah protested the video and cartoons near the national mosque in Dhaka.

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