How Myanmar’s government is making Buddhist violence toward Muslims worse

How Myanmar’s government is making violence between Muslims and Buddhists worse (via GlobalPost)

MEIKHTILA, Myanmar — “For three days,” Khine recalls, “our town was hell.” As the 32-year-old waitress tells it, the nightmare began with masked men waving Buddhist banners. Then came vigilantes, with torches and blades, butchering families…


Related video:

Journeyman Pictures: “Rohingya: The Hidden Victims Of Burma’s Ethnic Violence”

One response

  1. Once again it seems that religion aggravates volatile situations rather than causing them. And, once again, we see that Muslims can be the victims. In the 1970s, “Christian fundamentalism [was] partially to blame for fueling Muslim militancy. Lebanon’s Christians killed and pillaged in the name of the cross… Religious coexistence gave way to estrangement… Waving holy banners, neighbor railed against neighbor. People seized upon their communal identity in a desperate effort at self-preservation. The state of war pushed people into their sectarian bunkers and turned an open, tolerant society into a jungle.…Christian fundamentalism, which was xenophobic and supremacist, fed into parallel tendencies in the Muslim camp. More than a hundred thousand people perished in the Lebanese Civil War. A million people—a third of the country’s population—were displaced.”
    link to

Comments are closed.