Muslim protesters torch Buddhist temples in Bangladesh
Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 00:46
Sept. 30 - Thousands of rioters burn Buddhist temples in Bangladesh over a photo posted on Facebook which was judged to be offensive to Islam. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Fires rage at Buddhist temples in Bangladesh after hundreds of Muslim demonstrators set fires after they complained a Buddhist man insulted Islam in a Facebook posting.
Members of the Buddhist minority in the southeast of the country said unidentified people were bent on upsetting peaceful relations between Muslims and Buddhists.
At least four temples came under attack. Some 15 Buddhist homes were also damaged.
Later, Buddhist demonstrators took to the streets, staging their own demonstration and calling for peace.
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