Despite decades of state sanctioned Islamophobic propaganda and attacks on the Rohingya community, there are…
A Buddhist monk has made some outrageous claims in order to justify the ongoing ethnic cleansing and genocide of the Rohingya.
“… claiming themselves as Rohingars, they are trying to demand a separate home land. They also burned their houses by themselves as if it was done by Burmese Buddhists.”- Sitagu Monk Nyanneisaya, 21 Aug 2
See his entire statement here: http://www.thesitagu.org/index.php/news-info/announcement/444-2014-08-22-04-15-23
However, in a press release The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Visit to Burma, the Statement of Commissioners M. Zuhdi Jasser and Eric P. Schwartz upon completing a five-day visit to Burma indicate that these claims are far from true. “No impartial observers question reports of systematic, large-scale & egregious abuses of human rights of this (Rohingya) community.”
See the entire report here: http://www.uscirf.gov/news-room/press-releases/statement-uscirf-visit-burma