Just a day or two ago Islamists raided the temple at the birthplace of Shrivas Thakur in Bangladesh. The altar deities were smashed, and the Bhagavad gita and other books of Srila Prabhupadas burned. May I ask my readers to kindly keep the devotees who live there in your thoughts at this difficult time.
I wrote last time of the need for understanding between those who hold different faith practices, and who read different holy books. The world is so interconnected now that the burning of even one holy book can result in reprisals in unexpected places. There may, or may not, have been a connection between this attack and anything that has happened recently, but it is best to assume that any act of religious provocation or violence will ultimately create repercussions somewhere.