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They have been persecuted and discriminated against for decades but few can even pronounce their name let alone know of their plight.
Buddhist attacks on the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, have picked up over the last few weeks following the rape and murder of a Buddhist woman in May.
Myanmar’s government has told a leading weekly news journal that it can resume publication August 18 after it temporarily suspended the paper last week for violating the country’s tough censorship rules.
PARIS: France called on Monday for Myanmar authorities to protect civilians of all ethnic groups “without discrimination” after reports of renewed deadly violence between Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya.
The report claims such freedoms around the world are under attack from "religious extremists" who consider any deviation from their own beliefs as adequate justification for violence. It also points to governments which it says are failing to safeguard the rights of citizens. The report names Egypt, Bahrain, Nigeria, Iraq, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Libya and China as the countries where religious freedoms are under the greatest threat.
Originally posted by MaxmarsI think we won;t be seeing highlighted news from that area until such time as the election season is over
Originally posted by old_god
Exposure and discussion in an open forum - talk is good on the open stage, it creates awareness but you're right, what can we do apart from a clean up job from the aftermath?
My point is that if this kind of horror was more readily exposed (freely) maybe the people of this world (me included) wouldn't be such heartless bastards.