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Understanding Islam: Buddhist Common Sense vs. Western Nonsense
by Raymond Ibrahim
A recent New York Times article, titled "Extremism Rises Among Myanmar's Buddhists," offers important lessons on common sense and nonsense. Written by Thomas Fuller, it begins by telling of how:
While the article is meant to highlight the supposed "intolerance" of Myanmar's Buddhists, for those who can read between the lines-or who are familiar with Islamic teachings, history, and current events-it is clear that Buddhists are responding to existential threats posed by the Muslims living among and around them.
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