Monday, August 28, 2017

The Thomas Theorem Plays Out in #Myanmar #Rohingya #Genocide

So Much For That Other Religion of Peace

Forced into a desperate corner, the Rohingya in Rakhine state are fighting back. The violence and exodus of refugees threaten to draw Bangladesh into the conflict. Meanwhile, Yangon cries Jihad. "If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences"

"The suffering of the Rohingya people is a stain on humanity's conscience," The National, 27 August "The Rohingya people’s connection to Rakhine is older than Myanmar’s history as an independent republic." It's time they are recognized and the persecution stop. Both Myanmar and India are culpable in a tragedy that has the potential to spark a regional war (link)

"The differences blocking a solution to tensions in Rakhine State," Frontier Myanmar, 27 August From Yangon's view, events earlier this month reveal how Muslim resistance has gradually militarized. They maintain extremists are leveraging the crisis, while they have struggled with local factions to solve it. (link)

"Is this the final confrontation for the Rohingyas?," Dhaka Tribune, 27 August Scorched earth tactics by the Myanmar Army have precipitated a refugee crisis in Bandarban. The men from this exodus are increasingly filling the ranks of ARSA resistance (link)

"Nobody's People," Daily Star, 28 August What may be the last stand for the Rohingya has the potential to inspire Jihadist insurgencies throughout Southeast Asia. Beijing's coddling has encouraged Yangon's "mindless behavior" (link)

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