BUDDHIST BULLY:Wirathu is the most well-known member of a group of Burmese monks who have been marginalizing Rohingya through their brand of nationalism
Date: , Sep 07, 2015
By: AFP, MANDALAY, Myanmar
With a smile, Myanmar’s most notorious Buddhist monk boasts of the sleepless
nights he endures on his self-appointed quest against the country’s Muslims — one that he claims has helped strip voting rights from hundreds of thousands of the religious minority.
Wirathu, whose anti-Muslim campaign has stoked religious tensions in the Buddhist-majority nation, said he spends most nights at his tranquil Mandalay monastery glued to his computer screen, streaming images from some of the world’s most violent Muslim militant organizations.
He then posts messages to his 91,000 Facebook followers, helping foment the idea that Buddhism is under threat. [FULL STORY]