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Myanmar 1st census in decades bars minority Muslims from identifying themselves as ‘Rohingya’
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YANGON, MYANMAR – Enumerators fanned out across Myanmar on Sunday for a census that has been widely criticized for stoking religious and ethnic tensions, after the government denied members of a long-persecuted Muslim minority the right to identify themselves as “Rohingya.”




Rohingya Muslim Girl Gang-Raped By Police
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RAKHINE – Shocking reports have surfaced about a 16-year-old Rohingya Muslim girl who was gang-raped after being arrested by police after a deadly crackdown on a remote village in Rakhine state which left dozens dead.




U.N.: Dozens of Muslims massacred by Buddhists in Burma
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The United Nations has confirmed that at least 48 Muslims appear to have been killed when Buddhist mobs attacked a village in an isolated corner of western Burma, a massacre that has been the vehemently denied by the government since it was first reported by The Associated Press just over a week ago.




Geller: Oppose Resolution Condemning Ethnic Cleansing In Burma
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Pamela Geller is telling her fellow anti-Muslim activists to convince Congress to reject a resolution “urging the Government of Burma to end the persecution of the Rohingya people and respect internationally recognized human rights for all ethnic and religious minority groups within Burma.”




Dalai Lama to Burmese Monks: ‘Enough Anti-Muslim Violence’
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Yangon ( AsiaNews / Agencies) – The Dalai Lama has appealed to Burmese Buddhist Monks asking them to act according to the principles of the Buddha, avoiding violence or targeted attacks against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar.




1,000-strong Burmese Buddhist mob burns Muslim homes and shops
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Fresh sectarian violence struck north-western Burma yesterday when a 1,000-strong Buddhist mob burned down dozens of Muslim homes and shops following rumours that a young woman had been sexually assaulted by a Muslim man, the police said.




Special Report: Myanmar gives official blessing to anti-Muslim monks
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Now Reuters has filed a special report detailing the “official blessing” bestowed on anti-Muslim monks by state authorities. It is a must read and I am afraid that the tide of religious chauvinism and hatred is not far from reaching a crescendo that will witness a horrific genocide.




Myanmar Minister Backs Two-Child Policy for Rohingya Minority
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(Reuters) – Myanmar’s Immigration Minister has expressed support for a controversial two-child limit on a Muslim minority group that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the United Nations call discriminatory and a violation of human rights.




One Region in Myanmar Limits Births of Muslims
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The local authorities in the western state of Rakhine in Myanmar have imposed a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists in the area and comes amid accusations of ethnic cleansing during earlier sectarian violence.




Myanmar Muslims live in constant fear
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AlJazeera

Are we witnessing a slow genocide?

Will the genocide be accelerated if powerful nationalist groups get elected? The humanitarian crisis continues in Myanmar.