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Indonesian Groups Call for Jihad Against Burma, to Dismay of Burmese Muslims

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Written by brcaau Sunday, 19 May 2013 12:40

Indonesian Groups Call for Jihad Against Burma, to Dismay of Burmese Muslims

RANGOON—In the lead up to the foiled terrorist attack on the Burmese Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesian Islamic terrorist leader Abu Bakar Bashir warned of launching jihad—holy war—against Burma’s government over its treatment of Muslim minorities. Read more

 

 

Indonesia says two arrested for Myanmar Embassy plot

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Written by brcaau Sunday, 19 May 2013 12:36

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JAKARTA: Hours after Indonesia announced it had foiled an alleged plot to bomb the Myanmar Embassy in Jakarta, hundreds of people gathered outside the mission yesterday calling for fight in that country against the ongoing persecution of the Rohingyas. Read more

 

Indonesian police in shoot-out with Myanmar plot suspects

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Written by brcaau Sunday, 19 May 2013 12:33

Indonesian police in shoot-out with Myanmar plot suspects

BANDUNG, Indonesia — Indonesian anti-terror police exchanged fire Wednesday with four men holed up in a house and suspected of involvement in a plot to bomb the Myanmar embassy.

The shoot-out at Bandung in West Java began at 11:30 am (0430 GMT), and was still continuing several hours later, said national police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar. Read more

 

Jakarta Jihadists rage against Myanmar

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Written by brcaau Sunday, 19 May 2013 12:31

Jakarta Jihadists rage against Myanmar

Members of an Islamic hardline group tear up a Myanmar flag during a protest oustide the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta on May 3, 2013. AFP PHOTO

Two young men travelling on a motorbike were stopped by national counterterrorism police in a busy residential area of Jakarta on Thursday, May 2. A search revealed they were carrying five assembled pipe bombs, and an interrogation led police to a rented house in the city where more explosive material was found. Read more

 

 

Burma President Vows to Protect Muslim Rights

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Written by brcaau Sunday, 19 May 2013 12:27

Burma President Vows to Protect Muslim Rights

RANGOON — Burma President Thein Sein, nearly one year after sectarian violence first exploded under his watch, vowed Monday his government would do everything it can to protect the rights of minority Muslims living in the predominantly Buddhist nation. Read more

 

   

Religious violence threatens to tear Myanmar apart

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Written by brcaau Sunday, 19 May 2013 12:26

Religious violence threatens to tear Myanmar apart

Myanmar is on a knife-edge of hope and fear. The first signs of fragile freedom that have emerged over the last two years have given us hope. There is greater freedom of expression, the release of many political prisoners, preliminary ceasefires with most of the armed ethnic resistance organizations, more space for civil society and the media. For the first time in decades, there is a real chance of liberty and peace in the country. Yet all this is at risk now, with the rise of religious intolerance, hatred and violence which threatens to tear Myanmar apart. Read more

   

Burma Govt Accused of Participating in Genocide

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Written by brcaau Sunday, 19 May 2013 12:24

Burma Govt Accused of Participating in GenocidePanelists pictured at the FCCT in Bangkok on Thursday. (Photo: Lance Woodward)

The Burmese government is conducting a concerted campaign of genocide against its Muslim minorities, with Buddhist monks and the state collaborating in violent anti-Muslim attacks, the academic and activist Maung Zarni said during a panel discussion at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) in Bangkok on Thursday. Read more

 

   

Plan to Resettle Rohingyas Opposed by Locals

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Written by brcaau Sunday, 19 May 2013 12:22

Plan to Resettle Rohingyas Opposed by LocalsFishing boats that were used by Rohingyas to flee riots that broke out in Kyaukphyu in October 2012 (Photo: JPaing / The Irrawaddy)

RANGOON — Arakanese Buddhists blocked a move in early April to resettle Rohingya Muslims to an area emptied of Muslims during violence there last year, residents of the town told The Irrawaddy on Thursday. Read more

 

   

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