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Suu Kyi spokesman: “There is no Rohingya”
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As advocates condemn “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya, officials say no such group exists. YANGON, Myanmar — From the depths of obscurity, Myanmar’s highly beleaguered Muslim Rohingya ethnicity has become something of a global cause célèbre.




Sex, Women and Racism in Myanmar: How Irrational They are
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Recently, a friend forwarded me a link to a web blog. The link points to a 400-page document, titled “Islam Virus”, which is a collection of misinformation about Islam – how cruel, inhumane and scary Muslims are.




Deadly clashes in Burma between Buddhists and Muslims
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(Guardian)

Burma‘s president has declared a state of emergency after two days of sectarian violence in a central town that has killed at least 20 people.




Update: Stateless Rohingya Living in Prison-like Camps
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A large chunk of Abdul Rahman’s home is gone, and so is his oldest son, Shakur. The ethnic Rohingya farmer tore down nearly half his home for scrap needed to secure his son’s passage on a boat bound for Malaysia.




Documentary: Myanmar’s “Hidden Genocide”
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The gruesome situation in Myanmar is not getting better. An AlJazeera documentary goes in-depth into the history of the persecution of the Rohingya, as well as the events that spurred this years terrible violence.




Special Report: Witnesses tell of organized killings of Myanmar Muslims
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She wanted rice for their three children. He said they couldn’t afford it. Apartheid-like restrictions had prevented Muslims like Tun Naing from working for Buddhists here in Rakhine State along Myanmar’s western border, costing the 38-year-old metalworker his job.




‘Near total destruction’ of Myanmar City’s Muslim Quarter
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SITTWE, Myanmar – A human rights group expressed concern for the safety of thousands of Muslims on Saturday after revealing satellite images of a once-thriving coastal community reduced to ashes during a week of violence in western Myanmar.




President Barack Obama Eases Sanctions on Burma Even as Violent Onslaught Against Rohingya Muslims Continues
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(Loonwatch.com)

President Barack Obama’s administration has moved to further ease sanctions on the Burmese government, easing a ban on imports.




Muslim homes razed in Burma’s Rakhine state – report
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(BBC)

A team from the UK’s Channel 4 News gained access to Sittwe, which has been off limits to reporters for months. They filmed an area once home to 10,000 that had been reduced to rubble.




An Open Letter from the Buddhist Community on Islamophobia
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As disciples of the Buddha who live in the West, we would like to take the holy month of Ramadan as an opportunity to express our growing concern about Islamophobia, both within our governments and within the Buddhist community worldwide.