Why Buddhism, a religion of tolerance, is falling prey to hate-speech: Panel

Why Buddhism, a religion of tolerance, is falling prey to hate-speech: Panel

Why Buddhism, a religion of tolerance, is falling prey to hate-speech: Panel “The politics of fear overrules wisdom or compassion” in Buddhist-majority countries where anger against minorities is rising, note panellists on the programme Between The Lines. BANGKOK: The rise of hate speech in Buddhist-majority countries like Thailand, Myanmar and Sri Lanka is of grave concern – and something that states should tackle, says a noted Thai Buddhist intellectual, because of the danger it poses. “It’s very dangerous, much more dangerous than weapons,” said Mr Sulak Sivaraksa, an internationally-regarded Buddhist activist,…

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