Buddhist Mob Slaughters Rohingya Muslims
Burmese Buddhists Massacare Muslims; Media Politely Averts Gaze
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  • rheddles

    What is wrong with them? I can’t understand how they could do such a thing or why.

  • Andrew Allison

    And we learned what, exactly, from the death of Tito, etc, etc, etc. History tells us that deeply held beliefs, however erroneous, can only be bottled up by repression.

  • Vadim Pashkov

    Buddhist had prejudiced views toward Islam but after they learn

    that Muslims had carried more than 22 000 deadly terror attacks since 9/11, approximately 5 a day, they dramatically change their opinion about Islam.

  • ljgude

    Well, lets not call both sides in this little fracas pre-modern, just non postmodern. They simply don’t understand that when people start cutting your guts out that it is part of a narrative, properly their narrative as opposed to your narrative which no more or less valid than theirs. Just ignore that your guts are spilled all over the shop and they are earnestly telling you their God is Great. To strike back in the same coin (lets pour oil on the waters by using distancing metaphors) would be naive and only beget more violence. Perish the thought.

  • free_agent

    You write, “Those who wish to see the country prosper, however, aren’t helping its prospects by turning a blind eye toward an issue that could tear it apart from the inside.”.

    Or worse, slaughtering the Muslims won’t make much difference regarding its prosperity. There seems to be a pattern that when a country emerges from being purely a political construct (where a ruler or elite owns the land and people more or less as property) into a nation-state (where the state is seen as an expression of the group identity of the people), the people become homogenized either by assimilation or by ethnic cleansing.

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