Buddhist radicals attack Christian church in Sri Lanka
September 20, 2013
Led by a Buddhist monk, a group of radical Sinhalese Buddhists attacked a Protestant church in Sri Lanka during a prayer service, according to media reports. The pastor and his mother were injured in the attack.
A Buddhist attorney told AsiaNews that “such attacks show that there is a political agenda that aims to unite the Buddhists.”
Earlier this year, a Catholic bishop warned of the rise of a “Buddhist Taliban” in Sri Lanka.
The nation of 21.5 million is 69% Buddhist, 8% Muslim, 7% Hindu, and 7% Christian; almost all Christians are Catholic.
- Sinhalese Buddhist radicals attack Protestant church (AsiaNews.it)
- Attack on a church in Meegoda (Sri Lanka Mirror)
- Bishop warns of ‘Buddhist Taliban’ in Sri Lanka (CWN, 5/13)