Andrew Lam : "One wonders what he would say now, as innocent blood is shed in his name, and the path toward enlightenment that he taught to relieve the suffering of human beings had somehow derailed into a dark road of rebirth in the lowest levels of hell?"
It is misleading to say " innocent blood" nor would I say " in his name" if I were you.
If you have taken the time to better inform yourself before writing this misleading article you would have known that Muslims have been beating, shooting, robbing and raping these villagers one village after another. No Muslims have done or said a thing about it nor does anyone one else had bother to.
When it comes to the villagers taking action it is to protect their families from further attack from Muslims . If your village and family is being harmed by a certain group , even if you have no religion at all the thing for you to do is protect your family and relatives. It is a Safety Issue a Social Issue. I am wondering , how then do you conclude that their action is " in his name". It is for the purpose of protection of the families and relatives when a group terrorizes your villages. You might wonder, why don't they do nothing and just wait for Muslims to stop attacking their villages. Well they did, but after a series of villages have been terrorized, it appears that they are not going to stop on their own or when you ask them nicely , nor will any Muslim going to to anything about it.
And just in case you are wondering about what the Buddha would say ,he does not forbid people from protecting their families and relatives . To say that Muslims are innocent is misleading, and totally slandering when claiming that they are doing it " in his name" . This is a survival and safety issue for the Burmese villagers.