Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

Buddhist-Muslim Conflict in Asia Rears its Ugly Head

Posted by

This opinion piece argues that the current violence between Asian Muslims and Buddhists is not religiously motivated — i.e., the true causes are land disputes and aggressive nationalism. What to do then? Well, at a minimum the area’s governments might want to apply the rule of law equitably and ensure a prudent separation between church and state.

To download full article click here: http://www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Publications/Detail/?lng=en&id=167346

International Relations and Security Network
ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

Michael Vatikiotis

Posted by on July 30, 2013. Filed under Asia,Myanmar,Sri Lanka,Thailand. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

One Response to Buddhist-Muslim Conflict in Asia Rears its Ugly Head

  1. Rafiq A. Tschannen

    July 30, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Similarly as the ‘Shiah-Sunni’ conflict in Iraq and Syria. In Syria it is a power play between Iran and Saudi Arabia (with USA and Israel behind the scenes). In Iraq it is a power play between the Sunnis who lost political power and the Shiahs who gained it (with Iran and Saudi Arabia in the background). There is never any religious dialogue.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>