Moscow, Russia: Construction will begin on two Buddhist temples in Moscow this fall, one of which will be dedicated to Buddhists killed in World War II.
Tatyana Odushpayak, chairwoman of Moscow's Three Jewels Buddhist center, told local news website M24.ru that a design would be selected in September for a temple at the Poklonnaya Gora war memorial park, where there is already a mosque, church and a synagogue.
The presence of various places of worship in the park reflects the side-by-side fighting by believers of different faiths during World War II.
According to Odushpayak, the temple will be built using donations. Municipal deputies have already approved the construction, and land has been allocated for the project, deputy Nikolai Tkachuk told M24.ru.
A second temple, to be build in the Otradnoye district, will also be located near an Orthodox church, a mosque and a synagogue, and will also rely on donations from the public.
The required sum for the planned two-story temple is about 200-250 million rubles ($5.4 million - $6.8 million), Dulma Shagdarova, chairwoman of Moscow's Buddhist Society, told M24.ru.
Jogjakarta, Indonedia -- Indonesian police have been put on alert at the Borobudur Temple after a threat against the world’s biggest Buddhist temple and UNESCO World heritage Site was made on Facebook by Islamic State supporters.
The threat was posted on a Facebook account under the title ‘We Are Islamic State’ – apparently the one of Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) followers – on August 15.
It read, “God willing, [Borobudur] will be demolished by Islamic caliphate mujahidin!”
Tightening security around Borobudur was not the only measure taken, as police in Central Java province also begun thoroughly searching through data from the Internet for possible clues about the plan.....
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