TIME MAGAZINE THE FACE OF BUDDHIST TOROR

The cover of the July 1 issue of Time magazine

The latest issue of Time magazine features a picture of the radical Buddhist monk Wirathu on the cover with the headline “The Face of Buddhist Terror.

The cover of the July 1 issue of Time magazine
Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:53AM

The latest issue of Time magazine features a picture of the radical Buddhist monk Wirathu on the cover with the headline “The Face of Buddhist Terror.”

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The Myanmar government has banned this week’s issue of Time magazine because of its cover story, which is about an extremist Buddhist monk accused of promoting violence against Muslims in the country.

On Tuesday, Myanmar government spokesman Ye Htut posted news of the ban on his Facebook page.

The latest issue of Time magazine features a picture of the radical Buddhist monk Wirathu on the cover with the headline “The Face of Buddhist Terror.”

“The article entitled ‘The Face of Buddhist Terror’ in Time magazine July 1 issue is prohibited from being produced, sold or and distributed in original copy or photocopy in order to prevent further racial and religious conflicts,” Ye Htut said.

Rohingya Muslims have been denied Myanmar citizenship since a new citizenship law was enacted in 1982, and there have been a number of attacks on Rohingyas over the past year

 

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