Friday, January 4, 2013

Blood on Chinese hands in Tibetan self-immolations

Stephen Prothero, the writer and Boston University religion professor, discusses the Tibetan self-immolations in this interesting CNN Belief blog. He criticized the Dali Llama last summer for not speaking out against the suicides. Last week, a Chinese newspaper quoted him to justify the atrocities. Prothero reminds his readers that while it's "disconcerting to see one’s words used by Chinese officials to justify the atrocities it has been visiting on Tibet for generations," he stands by his criticism of the Dali Lama and other leaders who have not spoken out against the atrocities. He notes that the Chinese paper failed to mention that " The biggest moral outrage in Tibet today is the behavior of the Chinese government." 

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