I t was crude stuff: At four sites in Mawanella, a central Sri Lankan town, they hacked at Buddhist statues, lopping off parts of their faces and hands.
Young buddhist monks.
In the aftermath of the desecration on 26 Decemberpolice and local politicians were more concerned with defusing the anger of the Buddhist community and preventing religious riots of the kind that had rocked the buddhist city of Digana eight months before. Now residents ypung Mawanella are asking if the vandalism of the statues was linked to the same extremist weeds sex scene who, four months later, has been identified as a leader of one of the deadliest terrorist attacks ever claimed by Islamic State.
Chanaka Jayaree, a caretaker at one of the Buddhist shrines, was urgently woken by a neighbour at about 3. He had noticed unusual activity around the statue in the previous days, and was on high alert.
He ran to the site to see two men on a motorbike speeding away — and shards from the neon-ringed statue scattered on the floor. Jayaree, 28, managed to catch one of the men — he shows off a picture of the youth, hands bound and tied to buddhist power pole, as a trophy — but the other fought his way out.
So they appeared to be going step by step. First their own Muslims, then the Buddhists, and there was something in a small church near Ypung, information that they wanted to damage the church. Police in Mawanella say they arrested 13 people for damaging four statues that December night. Hashim went into hiding after the incident, which was national news, and did not publicly resurface again, according to a briefing nude finger masturbate to some members of the Sri Lankan government, warning the preacher was preparing suicide attacks.
Neither has been immune from the chauvinist ideas that have infused major religions in the past decades.
Buddhists rioted in the town in and police had to seek a court nude to prevent extremist monks holding a rally there in