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Religious Misunderstanding

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Radical Buddhists rampage against Muslims in Myanmar.
                                                                —News reports.

Because we thought Buddhists were such peaceful guys,
The riots in Burma were quite a surprise.
A bloodthirsty Buddhist! That has us perplexed.
We find ourselves wondering what could come next:
Will violence flow from some Quaker disquiet?
Should we be expecting a Mennonite riot?
Are we going to see, bounding over the heath,
An Amish jihadist who’s armed to the teeth?

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