Anti-Muslim Monk Wirathu’s Talk on Arakan Conflict

zimbio.com:Some 80 People Killed, Tens of Thousands Displaced Following Ethnic Violence

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Breaking News: Bomb Explosions at Two Mosques in Karen State

October 29, 2012
M-Media

Two mosques in Myanmar’s Karen state were attacked by bombs last night.

A bomb exploded at Yay-nan-si-kone Mosque in Kawkareik Township.

A local source told M-Media, “Just after midnight, there was a bomb blast at Yay-nan-si-kone Mosque. There were two bombs but only one exploded. The bomb exploded between the mosque and the fence. Another bomb was at the mosque entrance but it didn’t explode. The military has confiscated it”.

According to Myanmar Muslim Net (www.myanmarmuslim.net), two men on a red motorbike threw two bombs into the mosque compound. One bomb was a military bomb 81; another one was 91 used in the US army. The first bomb exploded at about 20 yards from the mosque.

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က်ဳံဒိုးၿမိဳ႕ ဗုိလ္ခ်ဳပ္လမ္းမေပၚရွိ က်ဳံဒိုးဗလီ ေနာက္ဘက္(မီးစက္လမ္းၾကား) ၿခံစည္းရိုးေဘးသို႔ အမည္မသိ ၄ ဦးက ဆုိင္ကယ္ ၂စီးျဖင့္ လွ်ပ္တျပက္ျဖတ္ကာ လြန္စြာ အသံက်ယ္ေလာင္သည့္ ဗုံးတစ္လံုးကို ေအာက္တိုဘာ ၂၈ ည ၁၁ နာရီ ၅၀မိနစ္တြင္ ပစ္သြင္းတိုက္ခိုက္ခဲ့သည္။

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Cartoon of the day – Sectarian violence in Rakhine State

From :Stephff Tribal Art’s fb 

Rakhine conflict proof of Burma’s ingrained racism, says academic

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the setting up of a commission in Burma to investigate recent sectarian violence in the country’s west.

Burma’s president, Thein Sein, has announced an inquiry into the clashes in Rakhine state, where scores of people were killed and tens of thousands displaced by the violence in May and June.

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Buddhist monks provoke anti-Muslim violence: Analyst

A prominent analyst and the president of the Conscience International tells Press TV that there is an ongoing anti-Muslim provocation of violence by the Buddhist monks in Myanmar.

According to vice chairman of the Muslim National Democratic Party for Development (NDPD) Hla Thein, more than 100 Rohingya Muslims have been killed in a recent wave of sectarian violence against Muslims in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine.

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BBC :Burma acknowledges mass burnings in Rakhine unrest

Burma’s president has acknowledged major destruction in the west of the country, scene of recent ethnic unrest.

“There have been incidents of whole villages and parts of the towns being burnt down in Rakhine state,” Thein Sein’s spokesman told the BBC.

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Burma: HRW satellite images ‘show Rakhine destruction’

A human rights group has released satellite images of what appears to be the destruction of a coastal Burmese district riven by ethnic unrest.

Human Rights Watch says the images show that more than 800 buildings and houseboats were burned to the ground in Kyaukpyu, in western Rakhine state.

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channel4.com:Burma’s Rohingya face ‘new wave of violence’

Senior members of the Muslim Rohingya community say that more than 100 Rohingya were killed on Tuesday and 440 houses burnt by ethnic Rakhine Buddhists in a village called Yaing Thay, in the northern part of the state. Local Rohingya have accused the police of participating in the violence and shooting members of their community.

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washingtonpost.com:Aung San Suu Kyi, the Rohingya of Burma and the challenge of faith

By  and Harrison Akins

She came, she saw, she conquered. The photograph of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi standing proudly with America’s smiling political elite at her Congressional Gold Medal ceremony last month in Washington, D.C., provides a powerful image of this heroine of democracy. She has justifiably caught the world’s attention and earned its love. Arizona Sen. John McCain called her “his personal hero.”

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munfw.org:Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing

by Karyn Becker

Genocide: The deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group.

Ethnic Cleansing: The elimination of an unwanted group from a society, as by genocide or forced migration.

Any discussion of genocide or ethnic cleansing would seem to be straightforward, both in the subject matter itself and in the myriad examples one could bring to mind. As these topics are studied in greater depth, however, the discussion invariably becomes far more complicated. Defined as “the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group,” genocide tends to evoke thoughts of the Holocaust of World War Two–the most egregious and infamous example of the mass killing of people based on their ethnic or religious background. For many people, that is the full extent of what genocide means. Today, however, the word genocide draws upon an even more complex body of history and scholarship, focusing on the motivation of the perpetrators. By narrow definition, genocide can only occur when there is a deliberate attempt to completely destroy all members of a particular group. As such, there are few clearly identifiable examples of genocide.

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DVB:Monk group calls on locals to target ‘Rohingya sympathisers’

By HANNA HINDSTROM

A group of Arakanese monks have called for Rohingya “sympathisers” to be targeted and exposed as “national traitors” while tensions again flare between Buddhists and Muslims in Burma’s westernmost state.

In a document seen by DVB, the All-Arakanese Monks’ Solidarity Conference have urged locals to distribute images of anyone alleged to be supporting the stateless minority group to all townships in the region, potentially opening them up to violent attacks by nationalist extremists.

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AFP:Three dead in new wave of Myanmar violence

YANGON — At least three people have been killed in a fresh outbreak of communal violence between Muslim Rohingya and Buddhists in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, a local official said on Tuesday.

The clashes laid bare festering tensions between the two communities after widespread violence in June left dozens dead, tens of thousands displaced and prompted rights groups to warn of a humanitarian crisis.

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President U Thein Sein holds first ever press conference