Hundreds of Buddhists Flee Bangladesh Villages Over Muslim Violence

Thousands of Muslims set fire to Buddhist temples and homes, saying they were retaliating for a Facebook photo of a burned Koran


Hundreds of Buddhists who fled their southern Bangladesh villages in the wake of attacks by Muslims started returning home Monday amid heightened security and more than 160 arrests.

The Buddhists moved to safety after an overnight weekend attack in which thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims burned at least 10 Buddhist temples and 40 homes in anger over a Facebook photo of a burned Quran.