Thousands Flee Escalating Sectarian Conflict In Burma

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    by War News Updates Editor @ War News Updates: Thousands Flee Escalating Sectarian Conflict In Burma

    Fleeing Muslims Seek Food, Shelter After Myanmar Sectarian Chaos -- Reuters

    (Reuters) - Boatloads of Muslims struggled to reach refugee camps and sought safety on islands and in coastal villages on Saturday as Myanmar tried to put out the fires of a week of sectarian unrest that has shaken its fragile democratic transition.

    Dozens of rickety wooden vessels packed with the stateless Rohingya Muslims who fled clashes with Buddhists in western Rakhine state had reached land by Saturday after two days at sea, but nine boats were still unaccounted for, according to several Rohingya refugee sources reached by telephone.

    Read more .... Fleeing Muslims seek food, shelter after Myanmar sectarian chaos | Reuters

    More News On Myanmar's Sectarian Chaos [all w/links]

    Burma's leader admits deadly attacks on Muslims -- The Guardian
    Burma destruction widespread after ethnic clashes -- CBC
    Burmese government accused of failing to stop anti-Muslim violence -- The Telegraph
    Dozens Are Killed in Myanmar as Sectarian Violence Flares Again -- New York Times
    Global Concerns Grow Over the Muslim-Buddhist Conflicts in Myanmar -- Wall Street Journal
    Burma acknowledges mass burnings in Rakhine unrest -- BBC
    Burma satellite images show destruction in Rakhine state -- BBC
    Human rights groups decry Myanmar ethnic strife -- AP
    Myanmar Muslims call off Eid celebrations – CNN

    Eastern Europe, The Middle East, Africa – and now Asia. What's next?
     
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    I hope those Spitfires make it out in one piece.
     
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    Suu Kyi not takin' sides in Rakhine disturbance...
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    Cannot back Myanmar's Rohingya:Suu Kyi
    November 04, 2012 : Aung San Suu Kyi has declined to speak out on behalf of Rohingya Muslims and insisted she will not use "moral leadership" to back either side in deadly communal unrest in west Myanmar, reports said.
     
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    Obama encouragin' Burma on to democracy...
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    US President Obama calls for further Burma reforms
    18 November 2012 - Barack Obama: "This is an acknowledgement that there is a process under way, inside that country that... nobody foresaw"
    See also:

    Myanmar announces new prisoner amnesty
    Nov 18,`12 -- Myanmar's leader has ordered a new prisoner amnesty ahead of a historic visit to the country by President Barack Obama on Monday.
     
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    Good,

    Chase all the fucking muslims the fuck out. Fucking war and death everywhere these bastards go.

    To hell with them.
     
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    That is the country that Chevron was involved in.
     
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    Mebbe dey heard of the Mooslamic terrorism crusade...
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    Why are Buddhist monks attacking Muslims?
    1 May 2013 - Of all the moral precepts instilled in Buddhist monks the promise not to kill comes first, and the principle of non-violence is arguably more central to Buddhism than any other major religion. So why have monks been using hate speech against Muslims and joining mobs that have left dozens dead?
     
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    Muslims not welcome in land of Buddha...
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    Extremism Rises Among Myanmar Buddhists
    June 20, 2013 — After a ritual prayer atoning for past sins, Ashin Wirathu, a Buddhist monk with a rock-star following in Myanmar, sat before an overflowing crowd of thousands of devotees and launched into a rant against what he called “the enemy” — the country’s Muslim minority.
     
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    Hmm, imagine dat - Muslims on the victim end of terrorism, quite a turn of the tables...
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    Buddhists in Myanmar torch Muslim homes and shops
    25 Aug.`13 — Fresh sectarian violence struck northwestern Myanmar early Sunday when a 1,000-strong Buddhist mob burned down dozens of Islamic homes and shops following rumors that a young woman had been sexually assaulted by a Muslim man, police said. There were no reports of injuries.
     
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    Thanks, Waltky

    See anything about this in the Lame Street Media?

    Me neither!
     

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