If you curse his idol, he will curse your Allah. Buddhist oppression in Arakan and verse 108 of the chapter of al-An’am.

"Revile not ye those whom they call upon besides Allah, lest they out of spite revile Allah in their ignorance. Thus have We made alluring to each people its own doings. In the end will they return to their Lord, and We shall then tell them the truth of all that they did" (al-An’am, 6/108)

After conquering Makkah, the Prophet (pbuh) had the Kaaba cleared from the idols that filled the Kaaba. He sent a Companion to Taif to break the famous idol there. They are true. However, before the Migration, he and his Companions worshipped in the Kaaba while it was full of idols and did not harm any idols. It would be mor harmful, not useful, for Muslims to do anything to the idols at that time. After the conquest, it would be harmful to leave the idols as they were under those circumstances.

It is not something that Islam wants to harm the sacred things of the other religions, to curse and insult them without making a profit-loss analysis. There are appropriate ways of conveying the message of Islam and mentioning the wrong and incomplete parts of other religions. Those ways are not always the same everywhere.

We see one of the grievous results of doing wrong things in the following news:

“Tension increased in Burma (Myanmar) in 2001 under the pretext of the demolition of Buddha statues in Afghanistan and the consequent September 11 incident when the Burmese military administration implied that the Muslims living in Burma were in connection with al-Qaeda. More than 800 people were killed and more than 2000 people were injured. In Akyab, 6 Muslim neighborhoods were completely demolished. More than 1000 people led by Buddhist priests attacked the shops, houses and mosques of Muslims and started a virtual initiative of elimination.”

Along with other excuses and pretexts, one of the causes of the massacre of Arakan Muslims, which we watch grievously, is the demolition of the Buddha statue and insults against it.

The leader of the massacre is the formed Buddhist priest Ashin Wirathu, who is the leader of the movement called 969. This so-called priest provoked Buddhists against Muslims and expressed his hatred against Muslims by his following statement: “A snake is poisonous no matter where it is. You cannot underestimate a snake just because there is only one snake. It is dangerous no matter where it is. Muslims are like that.”

In the face of this massacre and other atrocities against Muslims, we see Buddhist priests divide into two: some do not violence in Buddhism, the oppression and slaughter are against our religion "while the other part advocates to oppress Muslims against the snakes and oppress their heads.

Of course the real reason of the Arakanic persecution is not here and here Buddha sculptures are broken and insulted but it is also a fact that such actions are used to publicize the persecution or soften the reaction.

Christians who broke the crucifixion of a Muslim Christians took his book under their feet and broke it; According to the Qur'an, Muslims will not insult the Christians' cross to protect their books.

Today, the campaigns against Islam and Muslims in the West, the Islamic threat, the Islamophobia legends are powered by the acts of terrorism with the wrong, ugly, misguided behavior of some Muslim individuals and groups.

As Muslims we have to control our reactions. Speaking on behalf of religion, using violence and hatred against other members of the faith that we are not in a war are not beneficial to incite and incite the people to bring harm.

The persecution of pro-violent Buddhists by Arakanese Muslims can be no excuse and legitimate cause, but it is not wise to give the enemy a chance. The work of the Muslim must be to break in the head and hearts of the idols.

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