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Buddhist Authority to Investigate Anti-Islam ‘Facebook Monk’

Thailand’s Office of National Buddhism (ONAB) is investigating a social media user claiming to be a monk who has published offensive remarks about the religion of Islam on the web.

anti islam monkSomchai Surachatri, an ONAB spokesperson, said the agency will attempt to identify whoever is behind the Facebook persona named “Luang Pee Manit Sumano.” The Facebook user says he is a monk belonging to the Dhammakaya sect, which Dhamakaya’s public relations department disputed in a public statement on 11 March.

In one controversial Facebook post, the user published a photo of a Muslim woman giving alms to Buddhist monks, and wrote in the caption: “This woman will never go to heaven if she still worships Allah. When I received alms from this woman, she told me when she followed Islam, she was not allowed to eat pork, she had to wake up very early to scream a morning prayer, and she was raped by many clerics. After she knew about Dhamakaya, her life got better. She is no longer raped by clerics everyday. You see, if you only change, your life can get better.”

The profile appears to be deactived at the time of writing.

Full Story – Khaosod English

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