This was the scene in Bangladesh this weekend as over 25,000 radical Muslim rioters destroyed at least 10 Buddhist Temples and over 40 homes.
This pisses me off for two big reasons.1. An extreme religious group is persecuting a relatively peaceful religious group and destroying lives and beautiful temples.
I would add "for no good reason" but there can be no justification for such actions. The rioters were reportedly responding to a Facebook picture where a Buddhist boy was accidentally tagged with a burnt Quran. I don't care if he was hanging an anatomically accurate nude replica of Muhammad on a cross made out of bacon! There is no picture that can justify what happened today.
My outrage over this attack knows no bounds.
2. The only thing that pisses me off more is that it will fuel outrage against Islam as a whole and perpetuate this cycle of violence.
This should serve to remind us that radical Muslims do exist in reasonably large numbers, but also that most Muslims had nothing to do with the attack. I'm angry that Muslims and people who look like Muslims will be looked down upon and equated with these thugs. Muslims have to deal with enough hate every day without things like this happening, and the more hate they feel from us in the west the more the ranks of the extremists swell.
If you are a Muslim, please speak out vocally about this. And if you're not, then for the love of whatever you find holy don't blame all Muslims for it. They've been through enough.