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Buddhist Nationalists on the Back Foot in Myanmar

A renowned Buddhist monk’s condemnation of fellow monk Ashin Wirathu, Myanmar’s most prominent hate-speech peddler, has given hope to activists trying to promote tolerance in a divided society and rescue Buddhism from hardline nationalists. Buddhist nationalism, which presents Muslims as an existential threat to Buddhist-majority Myanmar, has poisoned the country’s politics since reforms were launched in 2011. In recent months, influential monks and their lay acolytes have stoked public...

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