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Indonesian Temple Bombing Linked to Burma Violence

Violence against Muslim Rohingyas in Burma is believed to be the motivation for a bomb attack on a Buddhist temple in Indonesia. Officials say a bomb went off late Sunday at the entrance of a temple in Jakarta, injuring one person and causing minor damage. A message attached to the device said, “We hear the … Continue reading

Religion in the EU : How Many Divisions ?

By François Foret Sociologists present Europe as “an exceptional case” to the extent that religious beliefs and practices have declined there more than in any other part of the world. It does not mean that religion is disappearing. On the contrary, it is becoming more visible in the political and public arenas, in new, individualised … Continue reading

Thai navy denies allegation of Rohingya Muslim smuggling

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK, July 19 (Reuters) – Thailand’s navy denied on Friday a Reuters report that its personnel were involved in a lucrative smuggling and trafficking network that exploits minority Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution and dire living conditions in Myanmar. The Reuters investigation, citing people smugglers and Rohingyas who made the journey, found … Continue reading

Analysis: How to reverse Buddhism’s radical turn in Southeast Asia?

BANGKOK, 16 July 2013 (IRIN) – Influential Buddhist monks in Myanmar have been aggravating longstanding tensions between the country’s Buddhist and Muslim communities since violence erupted between the two groups in 2012, say experts. “The Burmese Buddhist monks may not have initiated the violence but they rode the wave and began to incite more,” said … Continue reading