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Title: Ultranationalist Buddhist Rhetoric in Sri Lanka
Authors: Nursheila Muez
Lin, Jessica Yeo Jia
Keywords: East Asia and Asia Pacific
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Muez, N., & Lin, J. Y. J. (2018). Ultranationalist Buddhist Rhetoric in Sri Lanka. (RSIS Commentaries, No. 048). RSIS Commentaries. Singapore: Nanyang Technological University.
Series/Report no.: RSIS Commentaries, 048-18
Abstract: Anti-Muslim sentiments in Sri Lanka can be attributed to the spread of ultranationalist Buddhist rhetoric propagated by Buddhist extremist groups which use Buddhism to justify their narrative. The ambivalent nature of religion allows it to be interpreted by its adherents both as a source of violence and a source of peace.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: open
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