Bangladesh Muslims torch Buddhist shrines, police say
Rioters torched Buddhist temples and homes in Bangladesh over a Facebook photo deemed offensive to Islam.
October 1st, 2012
04:49 AM ET

Bangladesh Muslims torch Buddhist shrines, police say

By Farid Ahmed, CNN

(CNN) - Crowds of angry Muslims attacked Buddhist shrines and homes, torching some of them Sunday in Bangladesh to protest after a photo of a partially burned Quran was posted on Facebook, police said.

The protesters chanted anti-Buddhist slogans, blaming the burning of the Muslim holy book on a Buddhist boy, district police superintendent Saleem Jahangir said.

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Buddhism • Islam • Quran

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