Are all Buddhists

Given what’s happening in Myanmar:

Myanmar, a predominantly Buddhist nation of 50 million that only recently emerged from half a century of military rule, has an estimated 1.3 million Rohingya. Though many of their families arrived from neighboring Bangladesh generations ago, almost all have been denied citizenship.

In the last two years, attacks by Buddhist mobs have left hundreds dead and 140,000 trapped in camps, where they live without access to adequate health care, education, or jobs.

I assume we have to ask where all the moderate Buddhists are?

And there’s the same question for the Hindi given what it’s like in India:

“I think these protests are pre-emptive measures to deflect and avert attempts to recall the communal violence in which Hindu fascists killed hundreds of Muslims in Mumbai in 1992 and 1993,” he wrote, referring to an opening scene in the film in which the protagonist’s Muslim neighborhood comes under attack by machete-wielding men, presumably Hindu nationalists.

Conditions for India’s Muslims appear to have only worsened since. “No serious official effort has been made to assess the lot of India’s Muslims since the publication in 2006 of a study ordered by the prime minister, Manmohan Singh,” according to a report compiled by The Economist. “Called the Sachar report, it broadly showed Muslims to be stuck at the bottom of almost every economic or social heap.

And for the Christians in Central Africa:

Over the past year, the Central African Republic has become notorious for the intensity of its sectarian violence. After the majority-Muslim Seleka government left power in January 2014, a wave of ethnic cleansing swept the country, leaving much of the territory entirely empty of Muslims. Thousands were killed. The seleka have also been responsible for serious abuses in various parts of the country including in the capital Bangui.

But the troubles in Nguingo, a subdistrict of Bangui’s Ouango area, are of a different sort. While Nguingo, like the rest of Ouango, once had a thriving Muslim community, those inhabitants fled long ago — chased away by the anti-balaka, a militia primarily made up of Christians and animists. With the Muslims gone — their houses sacked and their belongings stolen — the anti-balaka lost their easiest and most convenient targets.

Now, increasingly, the anti-balaka are using thuggish methods against Bangui’s non-Muslim communities, alienating even some of their former supporters. In an attack on the Nguingo neighbourhood carried out ten days ago, the anti-balaka killed three local residents, badly injured at least 20 more, and burned down some 28 houses and a church.

Oh, sorry, only Muslims have to answer that question.

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