Muslims are Coming! Nataraja Dasa

I am getting regularly – letters via FB comments and messenger – from Indians and Bangladeshis. Regularly. From men.
They say – “I wanna come here!”
I was thinking – what a great preaching I am doing, that they want to come to Stockholm’s harinam!
No – they say – “I wanna come to Sweden” – to work, to live…”
I was – “aha…?”
They say – “Muslims kill us, Muslims attack us, muslims…”

And then I usually become angry.
Why? Why their position is, that “Muslims kill, attack and do whatever they like”?
For example – Why NO SIKHS ever write me such kind of blame game letters of “victims”? – “We are abused, we are persecuted, we wanna come…”

And then, when you look on their FB profiles of these “Hindu” men – what do you see there?
Cricket, bollywood, soft porn and thousand reposts of videos from Gaura mani Devi ji and all other ISKCON festivals with decorated girls in front…
And what happen in India at large? Indians are ashamed about their Vedic heritage, they strive after “western” standards, secularism, feminism, liberalism… read more

Why are Buddhist monks attacking Muslims?

Of all the moral precepts instilled in Buddhist monks the promise not to kill comes first, and the principle of non-violence is arguably more central to Buddhism than any other major religion. So why have monks been using hate speech against Muslims and joining mobs that have left dozens dead?

This is happening in two countries separated by well over 1,000 miles of Indian Ocean – Burma and Sri Lanka. It is puzzling because neither country is facing an Islamist militant threat. Muslims in both places are a generally peaceable and small minority.

In Sri Lanka, the issue of halal slaughter has been a flashpoint. Led by monks, members of the Bodu Bala Sena – the Buddhist Brigade – hold rallies, call for direct action and the boycotting of Muslim businesses, and rail against the size of Muslim families. read more