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Muslims Attack Buddhist and Hindu Temples in Bangladesh

on 2012/10/4 2:50:09 ( 2238 reads )


CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh, September 30, 2012 (UPI): Mobs of Muslims in Bangladesh attacked and damaged two Hindu and two Buddhist temples Saturday night into Sunday, police said. Extra manpower was called in to break up the mob of several hundred people in and around the city of Chittagong. The rampage began Saturday when Muslims said they had found a Buddhist man's Facebook page allegedly defaming the Muslim Koran holy book, Voice of America reported. According to, an ancient statue was smashed at one Buddhist temple, and a sacred statue was set on fire at a Hindu facility; earlier Saturday, Muslim mobs torched 30 Buddhist shops and houses, while more than 100 other buildings were vandalized. There were no immediate reports of injuries or arrests.

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