Common thread in violence in Sri Lanka and Mynamar

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Kusala
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Re: Common thread in violence in Sri Lanka and Mynamar

Post by Kusala » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:38 am

Caodemarte wrote:
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:00 am
rajitha7 wrote:
Caodemarte wrote:This is factually incorrect on all counts..
Since we are both followers of the Dhamma both know the consequences of being dishonest.

Kindly be specific so that I can expand on the material. Which item starting the one that most concerns you? I will be honest with you,

Your two statements are often made in the context of racist propaganda and, as such, often considered offensive. They have no historical basis. Rohingya, for example, are not recent immigrants from Bangladesh, but have been in the area fo a long, long time. There is no mass Rohingya popular support for forming an Islamic mini-state in Myanmar, partially because it would be suicidal in the extreme. However, you could argue that the current anti-Muslim pogroms are creating a Muslim insurgency (and certainly the attention of foreign militants) and the need for self defense will lead to such a movement.

The linked source falsely claims that the Tamil population of Sri Lanka was brought in "as slaves" by the British. The is a huge error in a fundamental factor in Sri Lankan history. The best guess I can make here is a confusion of the majority Tamil population (whose ancestors may or may not have preceded the Sinhala migration or been concurrent) with the minority Tamil population who came in to work the tea plantations. And so on and so on in the cited sources. Please consult any standard histories by reputable scholrs for a more factual account. For Sri Lanka, the readily available "A history of Sri Lanka" by K. M. De Silva is good place to start.


"Rohingya militants have actually been in the vanguard of the global rise of Islamic radicalism since the early 1940s, when they joined the campaign to press the British to establish Pakistan by partitioning India. "

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/in ... ition.html
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Re: Common thread in violence in Sri Lanka and Mynamar

Post by Kusala » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:32 am

Kusala wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:38 am
Caodemarte wrote:
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:00 am
rajitha7 wrote:
Since we are both followers of the Dhamma both know the consequences of being dishonest.

Kindly be specific so that I can expand on the material. Which item starting the one that most concerns you? I will be honest with you,

Your two statements are often made in the context of racist propaganda and, as such, often considered offensive. They have no historical basis. Rohingya, for example, are not recent immigrants from Bangladesh, but have been in the area fo a long, long time. There is no mass Rohingya popular support for forming an Islamic mini-state in Myanmar, partially because it would be suicidal in the extreme. However, you could argue that the current anti-Muslim pogroms are creating a Muslim insurgency (and certainly the attention of foreign militants) and the need for self defense will lead to such a movement.

The linked source falsely claims that the Tamil population of Sri Lanka was brought in "as slaves" by the British. The is a huge error in a fundamental factor in Sri Lankan history. The best guess I can make here is a confusion of the majority Tamil population (whose ancestors may or may not have preceded the Sinhala migration or been concurrent) with the minority Tamil population who came in to work the tea plantations. And so on and so on in the cited sources. Please consult any standard histories by reputable scholrs for a more factual account. For Sri Lanka, the readily available "A history of Sri Lanka" by K. M. De Silva is good place to start.


"Rohingya militants have actually been in the vanguard of the global rise of Islamic radicalism since the early 1940s, when they joined the campaign to press the British to establish Pakistan by partitioning India. "

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/in ... ition.html
Here's a timeline...

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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: Common thread in violence in Sri Lanka and Mynamar

Post by Mr Man » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:54 pm

Kusala wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:32 am

Here's a timeline...
Hi Kusala
Who wrote the timeline?

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Re: Common thread in violence in Sri Lanka and Mynamar

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