Muslims Burn Temples in Bangladesh

    Statues are pictured at the burnt Buddhist temple of Shima Bihar at Ramu, some 350 kilometres (216 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka on September 30, 2012.   Thousands of rioters torched Buddhist temples and homes in southeastern Bangladesh Sunday over a photo posted on Facebook deemed offensive to Islam, in a rare attack against the community.  AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Four Buddhist temples and 15 homes were destroyed on Sunday by Bangladeshi Muslims over a perceived slight to Islam. Buddhists in the area said that the violent action may have been perpetrated by outsiders who wanted to set off a conflict between otherwise peaceful Buddhists and Muslims. The Muslim protesters took to the streets after seeing a Facebook photo that they said insulted their faith. The man responsible for the photograph was taken into police protection. “We are doing everything possible to quell tension and restore peace between the communities,” said local Muslim leader Sohel Sarwar Kajal.

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