- The tweets are allegedly from the Shugden community - a sect of Buddhism which the Dalai Lama is trying to suppress within the religion - but some have suggested the accounts could be spam accounts sponsored by the Chinese government to create divides within the Tibetan community.
- Today, I got this update from a press officer at the International Shugden Community (ISC):
- — Diane Cadman (@dianecadman)Fri, Jun 26 2015 12:11:40@bspeed8 Re: Glastonbury article - Just want to say thanks :-) Tweeting from the USA here hoping to bring attn. to suffering caused by DL.
- — Elizabeth Mitchell (@TashiLunphoes)Fri, Jun 26 2015 12:27:24@bspeed8 Hi Barbara, I'm a Buddhist from Sydney, Australia. I tweet about the Dalai Lama's religious ban everyday as it means so much to me!
- — wisdom dakini (@wisdomdakini2)Fri, Jun 26 2015 12:47:06@bspeed8 Hi, I'm a real person, appalled by cult of celebrity surrounding Dalai Lama allowing him to harm so many people. In UK. thanks
- — Atisha's Cook (@atishascook)Fri, Jun 26 2015 12:28:05@bspeed8 i was asked by Nick to let you know that i'm a real person and not a Chinese bot - so… i'm a real (UK) person, not a Chinese bot!
- — Kelsang Chogma (@K_Chogma)Fri, Jun 26 2015 12:32:07Never had to prove I'm not from China before - shame my Geordie accent can't be tweeted 😄 #StrangeLife https://twitter.com/bspeed8/status/614405357000105984 …
- — Tibetan Tulku (@TibetanTulku)Fri, Jun 26 2015 12:28:21
- — Onearmedlady (@onearmedlady)Fri, Jun 26 2015 12:20:36@bspeed8 Re Dalai Lama: I tweet each day from a small town outside of Melbourne, Australia. I'm passionate about getting this ban lifted :)
- — Kelsang Pagpa (@Vajralight)Fri, Jun 26 2015 11:56:37
- — Marcus Prade (@MarcusPrade)Fri, Jun 26 2015 13:01:05@bspeed8 Dear B., I'm a Buddhist from Leipzig/Germany practicing DS for many years and can't bear the DL's destructive actions against it.
Anti-Dalai Lama Glastonbury tweeters are "real"
That's what they keep telling me, at least.
byBarbara Speed127 Views