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The “Burmese bin Laden” Swears He’s a Good Guy

The “Burmese bin Laden” Swears He’s a Good Guy

By on Jan 24, 2014 in Myanmar

Daniel Gold

  The Buddhist monk many people hold responsible for Myanmar riots that have killed hundreds of Muslims and displaced thousands more is sitting in front of me, calmly sipping a fruit shake. His name is Ashin Wirathu, and he’s telling VICE News that he is entirely dedicated to peaceful...

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The Dark Side of Burma

The Dark Side of Burma

By on Nov 11, 2013 in Myanmar

Daniel Gold

Buddhist majority forces Muslims into apartheid-like ghettos In May 2012, 27-year-old seamstress Ma Thida Htwe, a Buddhist, was making her way home to her village in Burma’s Rakhine state when she was raped and murdered by three Rohingya Muslims. A few days later, a mob of Buddhists retaliated, attacking...

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