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Rohingya Muslims

Special Report: Myanmar gives official blessing to anti-Muslim monks

By Andrew R.C. Marshall / 27 June 2013

The Buddhist extremist movement in Myanmar, known as 969, portrays itself as a grassroots creed.

Its chief proponent, a monk named Wirathu, was once jailed by the former military junta for anti-Muslim violence and once called himself the "Burmese bin Laden."

 

Why Myanmar's Rohingya are forced to say they are Bengali

By Jared Ferrie | Christian Science Monitor | 03 Jun 2013

It was just after 3 a.m. when the police kicked in Zia Ul Haq's door, then handcuffed and dragged him to the nearby railway tracks. Then the beatings began. Police with batons struck him and nine other Rohingya Muslims in handcuffs on the head and back, says Zia Ul Haq and three witnesses, some of whom also claim to have been beaten.

 

Special Report - In Myanmar, apartheid tactics against minority Muslims

Jason Szep | Reuters | 15 May 2013

A 16-year-old Muslim boy lay dying on a thin metal table. Bitten by a rabid dog a month ago, he convulsed and drooled as his parents wedged a stick between his teeth to stop him from biting off his tongue.

 

What is behind Burma's wave of religious violence?

Source : BBC | 08 Apr 2013

Last month more than 40 people died in violence between Buddhists and Muslims in the central Burmese town of Meiktila. The BBC's South East Asia correspondent Jonathan Head looks at the causes of the violence.

At first sight it appears that Meiktila has been hit by a natural disaster. Entire neighbourhoods have been levelled, homes of brick and cement smashed to rubble.

 

Targeting Rohingya Muslims in Burma

By Gwynne Dyer | 31 Jul 2012

At last somebody in an official position has said something. United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay has called for an independent investigation into claims that Burmese security forces are systematically targeting the Rohingyas, a Muslim minority community living in the Arakan region. Even the Burmese government says at least 78 Rohingya Muslims were murdered; their own community leaders say 650 have been killed.

 
 

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