THIS IS AN ATROCITY.
First, the 11th Panchen Lama was ORDAINED BY THE DALAI LAMA and has been held as a political prisoner by China ever since he was 6 years old.
Second, this so-called honoring of the motherland is flying in the face of the atrocities the Chinese government put the monks and nuns of Tibet through back in the 1940’s. Do you not remember the horrors? Do you need a reminder?
Third, the Drudge Report is passing this erroneous information around the wires, which means it will circulate through popular news wires and be taken “on faith” as fact, when it is absolutely wrong, and is completely demeaning of the imprisonment this poor boy has endured.
If you need to update your knowledge on the facts behind the 11th Panchen Lama, please visit his monastery’s website here: http://tashilhunpo.org/ Once you know the facts, PLEASE……….COPY AND PASTE THIS. GET THIS WORD OUT. WRITE LETTERS TO THE NEWS CASTERS. EDUCATE, EDUCATE, EDUCATE.
We cannot let China get away with these lies.
P.S.: This information was just given to me...so I apologize for posting it after the fact, but I wanted it in my LJ for the date of Panchen Lama's 16th birthday. If you have the time and want to know more about this, please read: http://www.livejournal.com/users/rishgr