Muslims Burn Temples in Bangladesh

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.