In this Nov. 12, 2016 photo, Wirathu, a high-profile leader of the Myanmar Buddhist organization known as Ma Ba Tha, is interviewed at his monastery in Mandalay, Myanmar. The nationalist monk is blamed for whipping up bloody anti-Muslim fervor, and said he feels vindicated by the election of Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Aung Naing Soe)

The Civil War Inside Buddhism Caused Ethnic Cleansing of Muslims

If Myanmar is to emerge from military rule and become a modern democratic state then it must save its Buddhism from descending into extremism.