Are Tamils attacking Buddhists in London?


by Sunny
21st May, 2009 at 1:15 pm    

Thanks to mk1 in the comments of a previous blog post for pointing me to this worrying story in the Harrow Times.

The latest attacks follow a spate of vandalism at the temple, which Buddhist leaders claimed was the work of Tamil Tiger sympathisers seeking retribution for the actions of the Sri Lankan Government. In the past two years, the temple has been fire-bombed, windows smashed, vehicles vandalised and the Sri Lankan national flag that flies outside the temple has been set on fire. Monks have also been repeatedly attacked.

Bizarrely, this is the first time I’ve heard about any of this. Anyone heard more?


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  1. platinum786 — on 21st May, 2009 at 2:15 pm  

    It’s probably young lads. They need to install some CCTV and talk to the Tamil community. It starts off as graffiti but soon someone could be killed.

  2. tabloidhater — on 21st May, 2009 at 7:51 pm  

    The MSM (especially the tabloids) dont care as much unless its a church that was vandalised by ethnics (especially Muslims)

  3. Mango — on 21st May, 2009 at 9:53 pm  

    Sunny,

    This has been going on for quite a while. As the LTTE lose their grip, frustrated Eelamtards take it out on Buddhist temples.

    p.s. pedantic point about the headline. You might want to change it to ‘Pro-LTTE Tamils’ rather than “Tamils attack…” as it might give the false impression that all Tamils automatically support the LTTE.

  4. Sajini — on 22nd May, 2009 at 8:01 pm  

    Definitely LTTE-sympathisers who did this, not Tamils per se.

    Looks like they’re not just attacking Buddhist establishments (religion has NOTHING to do with the conflict)….Sam’s, a popular chicken shop chain, is run by Christians.

    http://defence.lk/new.asp?fname=20090521_17

  5. Bob — on 25th May, 2009 at 9:46 am  

    This isn’t the only Buddhist temple to be attacked. The Buddhist temple in Toronto has been targeted by Tamil extremists as well.

    The Maha Vihara Buddhist Meditation Centre, the temple for several thousand Toronto Buddhists of Sri Lankan origin was hit by what fire investigators are calling an arson attack early Saturday morning. Three monks, including one shown in photo, were sleeping in an adjacent building but no one was hurt.The Maha Vihara Buddhist Meditation Centre, the temple for several thousand Toronto Buddhists of Sri Lankan origin was hit by what fire investigators are calling an arson attack early Saturday morning.

    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2009/05/16/fire-tamil-toronto.html

    http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/635432

  6. Sajini — on 2nd June, 2009 at 7:48 pm  

    Another UK non-Tamil-origin Sri Lankan Christian attacked…

    http://www.sunriseradio.com/news/?id=2375

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