Dalai Lama urges Buddhists to stop anti-Muslim violence
July 8 , 2014
Dalai Lama has urged Buddhists in Sri Lanka and Myanmar to put an end to violence against Muslim minorities in the countries.
The Tibetan spiritual leader called upon faithful Buddhists to “imagine an image of Buddha before they commit such a crime.” He reminded people that the Buddha taught “love and compassion.”
Anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar has resulted in at least 200 deaths in two years. In Sri Lanka four people were killed in June when Buddhist mobs reportedly targeted Muslim areas in the town of Aluthgama.