Did you know that there is currently a genocide against Muslims in Myanmar (Burma)?
Everyone's been applauding Burma's democratic transition. World leaders seem content to ignore the numerous atrocities being committed in parts if the country as long as they can be friends with the new government. It's sickening, really.
I've heard of it because I have an AP app and I request global news, but even with that, I do not know very much about it.
This has been going on for well over a year. Is it ever in the news? Nope.
It's sad how uncivilized some parts of the world are :(...
I first learned of it some time ago and still can't get my head around the idea that it was originally reported as a Buddhist thing. Of all the religions of the world that might be associated with violence, Buddhism is not one. Strictly political.
You can be a Buddhist, and you can be an Extremist, but there is no such thing as a Buddhist Extremist. Monks included.
I know it's horrible that Obama visits them while they do such intolerable acts.
That actually made me nauseated to read that.
Ya. We're working hard to normalize relations with every murderous regime there is now.
This has been going on for over a year. Why is it never in the news?
Because Obama just became the first president to visit the nation.
Reporting that info would make Obama look bad, Syrian.
The vast majority of reporters are democrats.
That was based on a study that was in the news a couple of years ago. It asked reporters about their campaign contributions. I don't have a link for it, but overwhelmingly reporters give to dems by something like 90% to 10%.
Do you mean he would look bad because he hasn't taken action?
I meant he would look bad because he is recognizing the regime by traveling there
I'm not a fan of Obama. But everyone sees a Muslim and then when he doesn't take action against the slaughter of Muslims they condemn him again. Frankly I don't care what ATMs. But he should not support any regime slaughters innocent people.
Again the submit button was right where I was going to correct. They say he's a Muslim then they condemn him because he doesn't take action against against innocent slaughter of them. Guy cannot win for losing sometimes.
Why do you assign stereotypes to everyone who dislikes the president? I don't like Obama and have never thought he was a Muslim. I just want him to refuse to condone all human rights abuses.
Maybe I should have said some of them but there are so many people that jump up-and-down saying he's a Muslim. I really don't care what an religion he is. Basically the people that throw rocks at him do it no matter what. I'm not a fan either.
I don't think he's a Muslim, but he obviously "was" one when he was living with his dad. That's natural though - to practice the religion of your parents. I wasn't thinking that when answering this question. My thinking was like skinner's.
I want to thank you for giving a new or different face to the Muslim faith to the population here. I felt sad for people wearing Burka's but if its their own free choice then that's fine with me.
It's my pleasure :)
That breaks my heart.