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Bangladesh Muslims torch Buddhist shrines in response to a photo of a partially burned Quran posted on Facebook

(CNN) -- Crowds of angry Muslims attacked Buddhist shrines and homes, torching some of them, Sunday in Bangladesh to protest after a photo of a partially burned Quran was posted on Facebook, police said.



The protesters chanted anti-Buddhist slogans, blaming the burning of the Muslim holy book on a Buddhist boy, district police superintendent Saleem Jahangir said.



The boy is tagged in the photo but did not post it himself, Jahangir said. The boy's account has been deleted and police are not naming him.



The violence began in Ramu in Cox's Bazar, a town south of the capital Dhaka on the coast, early Sunday and it spread in the adjacent areas through Sunday evening, Jainul Bari, administrative chief of the tourist district, told CNN.



"We've called in army along with paramilitary troopers and police who were constantly guarding the areas to ward off any further violence," Bari said.



At least seven temples were burned in Ramu and five others were damaged in other areas, police said. At least 50 houses were damaged or destroyed, they said.



Police were not able to provide information on the number of people injured in the violence.



"Now the situation is under control," Jahangir said.



Bangladesh Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir, who visited the scene of the violence Sunday, said blamed the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party for the attacks. The minister said the violence was planned, citing evidence of gunpowder and petrol found in the burnt monasteries and houses.



The government formed a committee to investigate the violence, with a report due in 10 days.



The south Asian nation is about 90% Muslim, the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life estimated in its 2011 survey of the global Muslim population.



It is less than 1% Buddhist.



Actual or reported Quran burning has led to violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan.



Relatively peaceful Bangladesh was one of many countries that saw demonstrations recently against the online video "The Innocence of Muslims," which portrays the prophet Mohammed as a womanizer and child abuser.







http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/30/world/asia/bangladesh-muslim-buddhist-violence/index.html?hpt=hp_t1


Added: Oct-1-2012 Occurred On: Oct-1-2012
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  • how come muslims don't protest by self-immolating?

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  • WTF.. Muslims are blaming Buddhists?

    Buddhists are most non violent religion in the world!

    Muslims/Islam.. worst religion in the world..

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  • I'M SO SICK AND TIRED OF THESE FUCKIN' PIECE OF SHIT INSANE MUSLIMS AND THIER PEDOPHILE RAPEST, MURDERING "SO CALLED" PROPHET,WHICH PREFERS FUCKIN' BOYS IN THE ASS, AND THIER FUCKIN' RAGMAG FOR A BOOK !!!!!!!!!

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  • look, the difference between Buddhism and islam is that Buddhism is actually a religion of PEACE

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  • Getting really sick of Muslims protesting for such stupid reasons. They burn shit down and kill people for such stupid reasons. I really wish that the next time they do shit like this we would just launch tomahawk missiles at their churches. Every time they riot and do something stupid they need to be punished. That is how you teach children who don't know any better or don't want to follow the rules.

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  • You know I'm getting really sick of these effin' muslims and their cry-baby bullsh*t. Nothing but a bunch of punk-ass b*tches who should get the effin' sh*t nuked out of them if we had any politicians with balls. They're nothing buy a bunch of selfish sc*mbag pigs who think everything belongs to them like this Israel. Freakin' Israel takes up only 2/10th of 1% of land in the entire middle east but no, they gotta go. That's like putting a penny on a football field and saying the penny is taking u More..

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  • Of all the religions Buddhism is the most peaceful religion...islam and christianity has to be the most abused religion in the world by humans.

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  • This is fucked up

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  • Swarming savages

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  • Muslimanity must be outlawed at ONCE!

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  • Don't piss of the Dalai Lama, he'll send in monkey magic

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  • what a waste

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  • seems they hate every one and every thing even their selfs,,getting old

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  • once again this is major proof that the supposed religion of peace is nothing but a LIE it should be know as the religion of death cause that's all it brings i dont know about anyone here but im ready to open some muslim death camps and start killing them

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  • pieces of sh*t ... shame on them

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  • Stand strong.. stand against indifference but respect each other's views. Unless you are Muslim, get offended and burn or behead shit!

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  • The only way to peace is to wipe out organized religion. We should start with the Muslim faith.

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  • This is simple proof that the majority of muslims do not in fact believe in their 'faith'. If they did, they would trust their god & prophet to properly punish those who blaspheme and not take it upon themselves to act.

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  • nuke mecca.

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  • Yup muslims are a bunch of crazy bastards.

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  • So some kid puts a photo of a burning book up on face book and that is the justification for 25,000 stinking backward religous retards to go out and destroy 11 temples and over 100 houses,, and you realy wonder why I hate these fukpigs,, they are so infatile minded that they dont have the adult civillized sense to see what every other non muslim would see, that it was only a daft young kid doing something stupid but harmed no one and no one elses property,, so long as muslims continue take ultra More..

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  • Ignorant cunts.

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  • Fucking Muslims. I'm not a fan of religion in general, but Islam above everything else is the worst of the worst plagues on humanity. You can't think of any other disease that has infected 1.5-2 billion people on the planet for the rest of their lives.

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