Burma/Myanmar Buddhist monks are feeding division say human rights activists

Burma/Myanmar Buddhist monks are feeding division say human rights activists

Dana MacLean / IRIN Global Analysis – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH EASTERN ASIA: Influential Buddhist monks in Myanmar have been aggravating long standing tensions between the country’s Buddhist and Muslim communities since violence erupted between the two groups in 2012, say experts. “The Burmese Buddhist monks may not have initiated the […]

Why does the West fear Islam?

Why does the West fear Islam?

Jocelyne Cesari – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN/CGN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: While scholarly work has debunked the idea of incompatibility of Islam with Western values, it has not really changed this dominant perception pervading political discourse and policy making. This notion of incompatibility between Islam and the West has actually intensified in the […]