The Western press usually gets all weak in the knees when it comes to Buddhism, but not since the Venerable Ashin Wirathu expressed some very unpopular opinions regarding the so-called Religion of Peace.to the
Everyone from The Guardian to The Australian to MSN.com to something called Medium.com (which calls for an end of “Western injustices against Muslims“) to the once honorable Time magazine (who refers to the monk as “The face of Buddhist terror”) are all shedding crocodile tears over Wirathu’s condemnation of Islam in the Southeast nation Myanmar.
Formerly known as Burma, the Myanmar government finds itself knee-deep in a jihadist insurgency fomented by the nation’s Rohingya Muslim minority.
Rarely reported are instances such as when a Rohinga imam Nazir Hossain preached to local jihadis preparing to launch a sneak attack on a police station, “As imam, I encouraged them never to step back from their mission. I told them that if they did not fight to the death, the military would come and kill their families, their women and their children.”
But back to Ven. Wirathu – he upset the apple cart by publicly stating that;
Rohingya Muslims as “animals who eat with their asses.”
“Do these animals [Rohinga Muslims] eat with their asses when they have meals?” Wirathu asked a large group of supporters. “For example, do they put their rice into their bottoms instead of their mouths? When they go to toilets, do they invert their asses and excrete from their mouths?”
He added that Rohinga Muslims are “beasts, who are opposite to all in everything, and are claiming they are natives of Myanmar.” And in earlier sermons has warned Muslims “target innocent Burmese girls and rape them.”