Saudi destroys Buddha statues in Japan and gets arrested: Japan news

Ahram Online, Wednesday 11 Jun 2014

Snapshot from ANN Japan TV Buddha statues after being destroyed by Saudi citizen in a temple in Tokyo 11 June 2014.

ANN news television network in Japan reported on Wednesday that a Saudi man destroyed three 300-year-old Buddha statues in Senso-Ji temple in Tokyo.

Senso-Ji templeis a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Taito, and Tokyo. And the temple is considered Tokyo's oldest temple, and one of its most significant.

The Saudi citizen, who was arrested by Tokyo Police department, is currently being investigated for reasons behind his action.

The incident caught the attention of moderate Muslims, and therefore a hash tag was trending on twitter #saudi-destroyed-statues-in-Japan, Saudis condemned the actions of the Saudi citizen, saying he should respect others' beliefs and religions.

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