Anti-Islam movements spark up throughout Asia

Since May, 2014, anti-Islam movements have sparked up across Sri Lanka, Myanmar, India and China. Buddhists in Sri Lanka have united against Muslim occupiers, and have successfully banned Halal. On June 17th, 2014, the Burmese government gave a stern “no” to the Obama administration forcing a constitutional change upon them. On May 16th, Narendra Modi, a staunch patriot, accused of triggering violence in a Muslim part of Gujarat, won the largest democratic election in world history by a landslide. Him and his Hindu Nationalist ideology has won the hearts of hundreds of millions of Indians. Hundreds of Hindu protesters gather at Mosques throughout India and Nepal to demonstrate. 

COLOMBO – Fresh riots occurs as angry Sinhalese Buddhist Nationalist Group, the Bodu Bala Sena (Buddha’s Army) attack a Mosque in the capital city of Sri Lanka, Colombo. The uprising was triggered due to the widespread usage of Halal products in Sri Lanka, as Buddhist children are being forced to consume Halal products at school. The anti-Buddhist government of Sri Lanka took the side of the Muslims, and sent the entire city’s police force to control the “violent” Buddhists, which resulted in a curfew being placed on Buddhist protester. The demonstrators promise this will not be the last riot. Image

 

The United Nations has demanded for action after this, yet they were silent when Muslims were killing millions of Buddhists, Christians and Hindus in their own countries. “Radical hypocrisy,” says Canadian Hindu, Rakesh Kumar Vallabh, “I have never seen such ignorance in my life, and it’s done by the ones who are supposed to keep the world united.”

Just recently Myanmar’s government ignored a request by the Obama administration to make constitutional changes. Of course this proposed change was probably meant to give Muslims in Burma more rights, but the Buddhists know better!

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Here is the biggest event of this year. Narendra Modi – PM of India. Yes, on May 16, 2014, the controversial Hindu Nationalist Modi was elected as the 15th PM of India, which makes Muslims feel uneasy after the Gujarat riots in 2002. In fact, out of the MPs of this elections, for the first time in over 50 years, India has seen the LOWEST number of Muslim MPs, and a record high number of first-time women MPs. Indian Muslims say the Hindu Nationalists will make Muslims unimportant, and will virtually exclude the Muslims from Indian society.

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Of course this has given extra confidence to right-wing Hindu Nationalist groups, like the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Below is a photo of Hindus marching in front of the “Big Mosque” in Karnataka, India. Hundreds of demonstrations like these have taken place across India and Nepal.

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More protests are expected.