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Please observe a tactic of NKT.

"10th September 2008, An Open Letter To Robert Thurman,

We the Western Shugden Society are writing this letter regarding your previous public statement that Shugden people are sectarian, naming them "the Buddhist Taliban"; and your recent public statement that the Western Shugden Society protestors are "working for the Chinese".

As you know, Shugden people want to practise the Gelug tradition purely, without mixing with the Nyingma tradition. Because of this the Dalai Lama has said to Shugden people that they are sectarian. In reality he is lying. If you, Robert Thurman, are not yourself lying, then you must show your evidence to prove your public statements: that Shugden people are sectarian, "the Buddhist Taliban" as you named them; and that the Western Shugden Society a dictator is working for the Chinese. You should show your evidence publicly through the internet before 25th October 2008.

If your evidence does not appear by this date then we will conclude that you have lied publicly and are misleading people.

Sincerely, Western Shugden Society’

The Western Shugden Society did not receive any reply from Robert Thurman. Again, his silence indicates that his statements are lies."

Dr. Robert Thurman was ordained in 1964 as the first American Tibetan Buddhist, earned his Harvard Ph.D. in Sanscrit Indian Studies in 1972, was one of Time Magazine's 25 most influential people in the world, is the Tsongkhapa Professor of Religion at Columbia University, is President of Tibet House in New York City, and is a prolific author and translator of Tibetan Buddhism literature.

NKT claims he and the Dalai Lama are liars.