Despite decades of state sanctioned Islamophobic propaganda and attacks on the Rohingya community, there are…
Perhaps the U.S. should rethink it’s self-acclaimed “diplomatic victory” in Myanmar.
According to Mizzima, the instigators of the anti-Muslim campaign, radical Buddhist groups, are rejoicing over the fact that discriminating bills have been signed by the president and Rohingya Muslims have been excluded from the polls.
U Wirathu, the main figure behind the anti-Muslim rage among Buddhists, “…claimed ‘victory’ for pressuring government to push controversial laws through parliament — which rights groups say discriminate against women and religious minorities — and helping to snatch voting rights from hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya in strife-torn Rakhine state.”
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Burma Task Force encourages everyone to use the hashtag #LetRohingyaVote in their social media posts. Let’s make this a trending topic and raise awareness about this injustice!