Thursday, June 27, 2013

Buddhists Boycott Mobile Contract to Muslim Firm

The animosity between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar is so strong that even the government award of a mobile telephone contract to a firm in Qatar led to a boycott within hours, according to the NY Times. The leader of the Buddhist 969 movement wanted to know why the government awarded the contract to a Muslim firm.  The 969 group has boycotted Muslim shops in the past, lynched more than 200 Muslims, and forced more than 150,000 Muslims from their homes.  Here is a slideshow from the NYTimes called Radical Buddhism Ascendant in Myanmar.

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