Bill Warner: Jihadists Bombing the Buddhists

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The jihadists — on this occasion the Indian Mujahadeen — are at it again. On a Sunday in July nine bombs went off in Buddhism’s most sacred place, Bodh Gaya in India. The jihadists said the bombing was in retaliation for the Buddhists resisting jihad in Myanmar. This would be the equivalent of bombing the Wailing Wall, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Bethlehem or the Kabbah. But, since Buddhists are the least political of all religions, the media barely noticed.


 In other news:

The Sri Lankan government has ordered a mosque be relocated after Buddhist monks threatened to demolish it because they said the 50-year-old structure had been built illegally in an area sacred to Buddhists.

This jihad attack may have long term consequences for jihad, due to favorable attitudes toward and perceptions of Buddhists, and who Buddhists are. Buddhism is the pet religion of the media, Leftists, Progressives and Liberals, and even those who are right of center find it hard to dislike Buddhism. Buddhism is truly the religion of peace, not like that other “religion of peace” with the jihad doctrine and 1400 years of conquest.


But the Left and Liberals are also the apologists for Islam, and one of the ways apologists deny the brutality of Islam is to attack its victims as somehow deserving of the jihadist attacks. When Christians are killed every week by jihadists, the leftist types justify it because of the Crusades and other wars by nations that are primarily Christian. When 30 Christian children are murdered in Nigeria, it is considered payback for the Crusades. (The Crusades lasted for 300 years and the last one was 800 years ago.) And any Jews killed are payback for the purported Israeli persecution of the so-called Palestinians. Put another way, the apologists for Islam figure that most of those who are killed in jihad deserve it.


So, the apologists for Islam are in a quandary. Jihad is hurting Buddhists, but it would be bigoted to complain about it. The denial machine is set to spin — those jihadists were not real Muslims or else they were just a few crazies.


A second problem for the apologists is their theory that if Muslims are treated right, they won’t be violent. This is the “treat the Palestinians right and they will do right” theory of dealing with Islam. This gets expanded to the theory that all Islamic violence is due to how the Palestinians are treated. Well, bombing Buddhists in India has no connection to Palestine.


Many Buddhists are absolute pacifists who hold to the “if you do good, good will come to you” school of politics. The problem is that such Buddhists usually cannot figure out why Muslims believe that being a Buddhist is evil. They may be ignorant of Islamic doctrine that says that the only good that can come out of a Buddhist is submission to Islam.


Buddhist doctrine holds that we need both compassion and wisdom. But the wisdom aspect does not seem to be highlighted when the Dalai Lama says that the attacks are “very sad” while noting that it could be an act of a “few individuals” and “shouldn’t be considered something serious.”


If the Dalai Lama would pick up the clue phone, he would hear this: “Hello, the Buddhism that you practice, Vajrayana Buddhism, came from the Swat Valley in Afghanistan and where is Buddhism now? It has been annihilated from Afghanistan by jihadists. That same doctrine of jihad is annihilating Buddhists in Thailand today. Is that sad enough for you?” Jihad seeks to annihilate all religions in the territory that Muslims enter. And that should be considered as something serious.


But bombing Bodh Gaya has a down side for the jihadists. A few of the usual apologists may decide that if jihad means bombing Buddhists, then maybe, just maybe, there is something fundamentally wrong with Islam. Islam’s apologists have a lot more trouble in justifying the justice of jihad against Buddhists since the jihad is against their own political alliance.


So bombing Buddhists may be a tactical victory, but it could a long-term strategic error but, only if the Buddhists and the apologists pay attention to murder of their own.

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2 thoughts on “Bill Warner: Jihadists Bombing the Buddhists”

  1. Once again proving the Dalai Llama is only a religions salesman, not a religious or pious man: “Jihad is very bad, but not serious.”

    Anyway, let’s compare the other great monotheism (albeit not acknowledged as an ‘Abrahamic’ one, despite the no-doubt Hindu origins of same; A-Brahman and his wife, Saraswati /Abraham and Sarai, etc), Buddhism, vis-a-vis both Christianity and islam:

    Like Christianity and unlike islam, Buddhism condemns violence, but there it’s quite a simple case of:

    “Life sucks, so ignore it and you’ll go away!” nihilism.

    Besides, Buddha himself acted contrary to his own doctrines (and I’m not talking about his evolution from a skinny but rich noble into a fat pacifist sitting under a tree): he claimed the above concept (i.e: “Just give up on this world, and your stress will go away, so you won’t have to be endlessly reincarnated and suffer any more pains, fears of those pains, and hopes of no pains, any more; you’ll “succeed” in not existing at all (attain ‘Nirvana’”) … but then even he didn’t follow through on that, choosing instead to somehow “stand in the doorway” to Nirvana, helping to usher in lesser ‘spiritualy evolved’ humans, one can assume through education somehow. But by doing so, he embodied the notion that love of his fellow man (self-sacrifice) was a higher ideal than attaining Nirvana, which is exactly what Jesus later said, after living in India and studying Buddhism. Many of Jesus’ own words are inscribed in Buddhist caves pre-dating Christianity by many years … word for word, paragraph for paragraph!

    So, while both islam and Buddhism advise Submitting to the fear of pain, despair and failure in this world, in pretending that Giving Up is a holy virtue, Buddhism advocates for pre-forgiving, delinquently infantile negligent total non-violence (it’s even against the defense of one’s self and of innocent others), ultimately it does advocate for self-sacrificing love, while islam commands the exact opposite, criminal stance: victim-blaming violence and the sacrifice of others to assuage one’s own subjective fears of pain.

    But anyway, the root doctrines of Buddhism are all nonsense, too, because the whole thinking process is ongoing, in learning to faces one’s fears of pains in order to find out how to solve the problems and correct the mistakes (‘sins’) which cause those pains, in order to be able to get to having the valid hope of no pains.

    Abstracting contextually dynamic, situationally evolving problems and solutions, mistakes and corrections as static “sins” (or even “Dharma”) is idolatry. And like all idolatry, the concept of “Karma” is pure predeterminism.

    Existentialism IS only Nihilism, and vice-versa; neither approach offers any solutions.

    But the difference between Buddhism and islam is that Buddhism is peaceful nihilism; islam is violent, aggresssive, criminal nihilism; so islam is literally infinitely worse than Buddhism.

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  2. Re: “But the Left and Liberals are also the apologists for Islam, and one of the ways apologists deny the brutality of Islam is to attack its victims as somehow deserving of the jihadist attacks.”

    The left and liberals (and muslims) are all CRIMINALS, and their alibi excuses of pre-deterministic, might-makes-right idolatry IS victimology!

    Because the only acceptable rationale for the ends to justify the means, is self-defense: SO, to justify their obvious attacks-first, criminals MUST slanderously blame their victims by asserting that said victims had attacked the criminals first – &/or did so by threatening to attack them. So by simply faking this stance or pose, they manage to put all honest people on the defensive, and so unable to (counter-) attack them. This is what liberals call “practicality.”

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