August 12, 2013

Buddhists Attack Mosque in Sri Lanka

Yes, Muslims are sometimes the victims of violence from non-Muslims. Sometimes:

A Buddhist mob attacked a mosque in Sri Lanka's capital and at least 12 people were injured, the latest in a series of attacks on the minority Muslim community by members of the Buddhist majority.

A mob of Buddhists, who are mainly ethnic Sinhalese in Sri Lanka, threw stones at a three-storey mosque and nearby houses in a central Colombo neighborhood during evening prayers on Saturday, residents told Reuters.

Of course, given the long history of violence between Buddhists and Hindus in Sri Lanka it seemed kind of inevitable that Muslims would get thrown into the mix at some point. Thanks to Lou Stouch

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:08 AM | Comments |