Buddhist-Muslim conflict in Asia rears its ugly head


By Non classé

Oped first published in the Bangkok Post on 17 July 2013

When Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011, there was hope of an end to the pernicious religious conflicts afflicting the world. After a decade of war between the largely Christian West and Islamic extremists, levels of suspicion and intolerance between these two great religions of the book had returned to medieval levels. By injecting faith into geo-political contest, the modern world was turning back the civilisational clock.

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