Newsweek Editor Fareed Zakaria Apologised Tactfully
Posted by worldamity on January 27, 2010
In response to an email by firstname.lastname@example.org, the author of controversial book “THE POST-AMERICAN WORLD” and the editor of Newsweek, Fareed Zakaria apologized, but not whole heartily, for what he mentioned in page 154 of his book.
Q: I HAVE NOT READ THE BOOK – THE POST-AMERICAN WORLD BUT HAS THE WRITER WRITTEN BUDDHA BORN IN INDIA? HE SHOULD HAVE RESEARCHED BEORE HE HAD WRITTEN SO. HAVE YOU HEARD THE BOOK HAS BEEN BURNT DOWN IN NEPAL?
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write to me. I understand that you were displeased by one section, particularly with my saying that “Buddha was Indian.” You rightly point out that the Buddha was born in Lumbini, in modern-day Nepal—not in India.
Please know that I meant no disrespect to Nepal, a country that I love. The Buddha was born and lived 2,500 years ago, in an age before modern-day boundaries were drawn and before the idea of a nation-state even existed. When I referred to the Buddha as “Indian” I meant it only in the geographic sense of the word, as a person hailing from the Indian subcontinent—not as a citizen of a particular state. I apologize if I offended you.
Lots of patriots and faithfuls have played significant roles in varied ways to put pressure against the wrong information given by the renowned writer and journalist, Mr Fareed on Buddha’s birthplace, in his book. It is clear that he apologized tactfully via an email response , but not to the whole world through reliable and public media. We, therefore must persuade him to make his whole hearted apology listened and felt by the majority as he gave false information to countless people throughout the world. Interested persons could go in these links to give more pressure against the wrong information (if you have Facebook Account): Leave comment here or Here and in the link of the book.
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