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JennaF June 30th, 2013 2:35pm

Did you know that there is currently a genocide against Muslims in Myanmar (Burma)?

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Vincere Seattle
06/30/13 3:30 pm

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.

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eLucidate writing
06/30/13 12:15 pm

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.

JennaF sunflower state of mind
06/30/13 10:47 am

This has been going on for well over a year. Is it ever in the news? Nope.

Keldeo Laverre City
06/30/13 9:57 am

It's sad how uncivilized some parts of the world are :(...

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/30/13 8:45 am

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.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/30/13 8:46 am

You can be a Buddhist, and you can be an Extremist, but there is no such thing as a Buddhist Extremist. Monks included.

skinner Wisconsin
06/30/13 7:53 am

I know it's horrible that Obama visits them while they do such intolerable acts.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
06/30/13 8:27 am

That actually made me nauseated to read that.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
06/30/13 10:36 am

Ya. We're working hard to normalize relations with every murderous regime there is now.

JennaF sunflower state of mind
06/30/13 10:52 am

This has been going on for over a year. Why is it never in the news?

skinner Wisconsin
06/30/13 10:54 am

Because Obama just became the first president to visit the nation.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
06/30/13 10:57 am

Reporting that info would make Obama look bad, Syrian.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
06/30/13 10:58 am

The vast majority of reporters are democrats.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
06/30/13 11:01 am

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%.

JennaF sunflower state of mind
06/30/13 11:28 am

Do you mean he would look bad because he hasn't taken action?

skinner Wisconsin
06/30/13 11:37 am

I meant he would look bad because he is recognizing the regime by traveling there

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
06/30/13 1:32 pm

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.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
06/30/13 1:33 pm

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.

skinner Wisconsin
06/30/13 1:53 pm

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.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
06/30/13 1:59 pm

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.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
06/30/13 3:10 pm

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.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
06/30/13 7:48 am

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.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
06/30/13 7:47 am

That breaks my heart.

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