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Buddhism as National Religion Would Fuel Extremism: Scholar, Author

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Buddha statues on a temple in Thailand. Photo: Max Pixel.


BANGKOK — A Buddhist scholar and foreign correspondent both warn in recent books of the rising specter of Buddhist nationalism in Thailand.

Buddhist scholar Suraphot Thaweesak recently warned that a bid to enshrine Buddhism as the national religion would increase the kind of extremism that French journalist Arnaud Dubus writes about in his recently released book “Buddhism and Politics in Thailand.”

Full story: khaosodenglish.com

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Khaosod English


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