Buddhism’s alleged an-iconism, much proclaimed during the Prophet Muhammad cartoon frenzy, took another hit last week, when a truly iconoclastic Buddhist in Thailand took a hammer to one of the country’s most beloved shrines. Before twenty-seven-year-old Thanakorn Pakdeepol could completely demolish the revered statue of Brahma in Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine, a mob seized him and beat him to death.
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