Why? Why would someone want to burn down a Buddhist temple? What have they learned that makes them think this is a good thing to do? Who taught them this? Was it their religion? Was it their peer group? What is their family? What are they afraid of? What harm do they think comes from a Buddhist temple? What harm do they think come from Buddhists? What have they been told? And what about the people who know this person and what they have done? What would compel them to keep this quiet? Why would they not report him to the authorities?
I ask these questions, and yet I know the answer. This person is attached to his ideas as being right. This person is attached to the idea that anyone with conflicting beliefs are a threat. This person is attached to right and wrong. The answers are so simple, and yet so hard to remedy.
Is there hope that this person can let go of their conviction that they are right and others are wrong? What would it take to help this person let go of their conviction that this violence is the right thing to do? What would it take?