THEIST_WATCH Msg : 61 Written : 08/03/94 04:12pm From : ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR Status : To :

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THEIST_WATCH Msg : 61 Written : 08/03/94 04:12pm From : ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR Status : To : ALL Subj : Chinese clampdown In Tibet, the Chinese are clamping down on what is called the dalai (lama) clique. Explaining that the clique's objective is to "split the motherland" and obtain Tibetan independence President Zemin, in Beijing, called for a "crackdown" on the pro-independence movement. The dalai, Tibet's religious leader, has been living in exile in Northern India since 1959 and has a presumed 2 million following among the Tibetans. China's president said that religion was not at issue but safeguarding the motherland's unification was. He invited the dalai to return to Tibet any time that he abandoned his attempts to "split the motherland." When monks and nuns hold protests and call for the return of the dalai lama they are arrested. One such move was made on June 19 when five nuns were arrested at a raid on a nunnery and adjacent monks' quarters in a rural district in Tibet. *********************************************************************** * * * American Atheists website: http://www.atheists.org * * PO Box 140195 FTP: ftp://ftp.atheists.org * * Austin, TX 78714-0195 * * Voice: (512) 458-1244 Dial-THE-ATHEIST: * * FAX: (512) 467-9525 (512) 458-5731 * * * * Atheist Viewpoint TV: avtv@atheists.org * * Info on American Atheists: info@atheists.org, * * & American Atheist Press include your name and mailing address * * AANEWS -Free subscription: aanews-request@listserv.atheists.org * * and put "info aanews" in message body * * * * This text may be freely downloaded, reprinted, and/other * * otherwise redistributed, provided appropriate point of * * origin credit is given to American Atheists. * * * ***********************************************************************

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