A newspaper columnist for the Bankok Post sees the move to make Buddhism the state religion as “paranoid”.
Sanitsuda Ekachai, a columnist for the English-language newspaper Bangkok Post, wrote recently, “This national religion campaign is taking place amid widespread paranoia within the clergy against Islam.”
Hmm, do you think that maybe things like this had something to do with it?
As temples have been bombed, monks beheaded and Buddhist teachers and residents murdered in the south, Buddhism and nationalism have become intertwined. Some Buddhist leaders warn that the religion itself is under attack from what they see as an alien religion.
It’s not “paranoia” if they really are out to get you.