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The Peace of the Buddha
By Fred Beare

“Mobs made up mostly of Sri Lanka's predominately Buddhist Sinhalese majority torched Muslim homes and businesses in the island-nation's central hills near Kandy, a day after the government imposed a state of emergency to quell days of violence.

As NPR's Julie McCarthy reports tensions between the two communities, which burst into open hostility on Sunday, have been growing in recent months, with hardline Buddhist groups accusing Muslims of forcing people to convert to Islam.

According to Reuters, Muslims have also been targeted for allegedly vandalizing Buddhist archaeological sites and some Buddhist nationalists have "protested against the presence in Sri Lanka of Muslim Rohingya asylum seekers from mostly Buddhist Myanmar, where Buddhist nationalism has also been on the rise," the news agency writes.”

Shit, imagine getting the Buddhists upset; these are guys who lit themselves up in the Vietnam protests. It sure is a fun ride.

Guns ‘n” Color

It is more that I can bear, and I am a Beare:

Surprise, surprise, the killer’s Asian race was not mentioned by the mainstream press:

The Great Train Wreck of the West

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