Article submitted by: Thunderbolts on 22-Oct-2013  
SHWEDAGON PAGODA TO BE BOMBED ?
Dear Patriots, Expatriates, Compatriots, Friends and all Buddhists,

I can't believe it , who can we trust, but listen to this;

KNU’s Pado Mahn Nyein Maung said “ the suspects were targeting religious buildings to create conflict between people of different faiths. “They targeted religious buildings, including the sacred Buddhist shrine of Shwedagon Pagoda. We assume their motive was to reignite communal conflict in the country by bombing the sacred shrines of Buddhists.”

I have many questions for Pado Mahn Nyein Maung which I put on the page as reservations. But I would like to say two things .He may be a very honest, sincere Kayin , or a very clever one. You all can think, let me not influence on this.

It is not a joke, it is serious, very serious . During 67 years of conflicts in Myanmar nobody ever targeted , sacred Buddhist shrine Shwedagon Pagoda, to be bombed. The purpose was to reignite communal conflict. I have never heard of such idea.

We the Buddhist cannot shrug off this crazy idea as impossible. It is all possible, because it is a crazy idea.

Shwedagon is always a Peaceful Place, and for anyone regardless of race or religion to have Peaceful gathering, for political, economic, social or for personal reasons. Shwedagon is there long before Christian of Muslims came to Myanmar.

If it is an ultimatum to the Buddhists by KNU (Christians) they should go to Church and ask God their father through Jesus Christ, whether it’s a right thing to do or not. Or confess their sins and try not to sin again. Buddhist or Christian or not, all sensible people should use their good senses.

In recent years, only the Muslims I am concern about. When I first heard about the explosions, the Muslims came into my head, not Christians, not KNU, simply because there are Buddhists Karens .

Recently riots between Muslims and Buddhists in some part of Myanmar took place. The fire that started it, the flames may have gone down but the smoke is still there.

We have heard of Crusades, between Muslims and Christian. We have seen a good part of Southeast Asia where most Buddhists were destroyed. The Christian West destroyed them for not being Buddhists but accusing them of being Communists. In my view, without saying, the west mixed the Communism and Buddhism up, to justify their Crusade against Buddhists.

There is no denying there are extremists on every side. The extremists must be taken care of by the rest, they must be control by the rest. They are wearing no horn on their forehead to be noticed as extremists.

This crazy idea materialised or not, true or false, when some body thought of it came out as an idea, and when it is revealed, People will look at each other with the hawkish eyes to find out what race, what religion, to which party one belongs to.

The trust, or the building of confidence will be weaken. Everyone will be feel that they are carrying a viper in their pouch. That is no good at all. How can they live in Peace side by side.

Our leaders still have to work hard for Peace.