Wirathu: The Buddhist Monk the Media Hates

Time has made up its mind about him

Time has made up its mind about him

…But the exterior of the monastery is gruesome, coated with propaganda posters depicting violence he claims has been perpetrated by the Rohingya, Burma’s Muslim ethnic minority: collapsed temples and blood-streaked bodies.

“These pictures are here to protect our religion and our national interest,” the monk calmly explained to a BBC reporter in a 2013 documentary. “If we do not protect our own people we will become weak, and we will face more mass killings of this kind when they grow to outnumber us.”

“Muslims are only well behaved when they are weak,” he adds, contemplating another poster. “When they are strong they are like a wolf or a jackal, in large packs they hunt down other animals.” …

“You can be full of kindness and love, but you cannot sleep next to a mad dog,” he said of Muslims at a 2013 sermon reported by the New York Times.

  • “You can be full of kindness and love, but you cannot sleep next to a mad dog,” – this monk is filled with clarity and wisdom, and a credit to Buddhism.

    • occupant 9

      Common sense can be universal too.

      • Yes, it is plain common sense – but many people seem to lack it today.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    If not yet, he will shortly know how Pamela Geller feels.

    • Alain

      He already does.

  • Alain

    Oh my goodness a Buddhist monk of all people who refuses to accept the narrative of the Left and Islamists and instead speaks the truth. How dare he?

  • Exile1981

    The media types long for islam to kill the right… of course they think by helping islam they will be spared.

  • Perhaps the popular press would like to further explore WHY Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Christians, Yazidis, ect have issues with Muslims. It’s not some magical conflict in a vacuum.

    But I guess that’s asking too much.

  • Sir Roderick Spode

    I knew nothing about the Rohingya till this so a little Googling is all I know now. They dont seem to be on the radar of the usually those who are ready to feign Muslim solidarity of their oppressed bothers and sisters. They have been far from good neighbours since they arrived in Burma in the mid 1800 though they claim a tenancy stretching back many centuries. One that I thought was diagnostic was that when the Brits quit in WWII they armed them to resist the Japanese but decided it would be better to use of resources to massacre their neighbours instead. They are the victim group de jour for Leftwing media types to excoriate conservatives in local squabbles. The Australian state owned media are running bitter op eds using this issue to excoriate the Australian prime minister. Not sure the logic behind this, but such a paucity of causuality has never dampened the hand wringing purple prose of media Lefties.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    This Buddhist monk is my hero for the day.

    ps – Fuck Omar Khadr.

  • Kathy Nelson

    There a Buddhists living near me and I happen to know it takes a hell of a lot to piss them off enough to act. Wirathu is a good man (if there is such a thing as a “good” male).