Myanmar, the clash of civilizations? The globalists call it ethnic cleansing, the Burmese (sic) call it necessary. What started as a shootout between Rohingya militants on Myanmar soldiers has turned out to be a flood of migrants into Bangladesh. Myanmar is mostly Buddhist, the Rohingya are Muslim; so too are the Bangladesh. Bangladesh is not throwing a welcome party for the new arrivals. In fact they are locating them in designated camps in order to prevent them from disappearing into the population as a whole.
In what has quickly disintegrated into a humanitarian disaster of historic proportions, a staggering 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state to Bangladesh over the past three weeks alone. At least 240,000 of them are children. The Rohingya are fleeing a campaign of indiscriminate violence by Myanmar’s military, whose tactics are being widely condemned as a form of ethnic cleansing. The de facto head of government Aung San Suu Kyi has particularly been criticized for her inaction and silence over the issue and for not doing much to prevent military abuses.
There is a history of persecution of Muslims in Myanmar that continues to the present day. Myanmar is Buddhist majority country, with a significant Muslim minority. While Muslims served in the government of Prime Minister U Nu (1948-63), the situation changed with the 1962 Burmese coup d’état. While a few continued to serve, most Muslims were excluded from positions of government and army. In 1982, the government introduced regulations that denied citizenship to anyone who could not proved that his ancestors lived in Myanmar prior to 1823. This disenfranchised many Muslims in Myanmar, even though they had lived in Myanmar for several generations.