Myanmar Needs International Support During Its State of Emergency
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Myanmar Needs International Support During Its State of Emergency

The worst-case scenario would be if some governments refuse to recognize what happened and continue to regard Suu Kyi as the “State Counsellor”. That could create a destabilizing situation somewhat resembling what’s happening right now in Belarus and Venezuela where a handful of countries recognize opposition figures as those states’ legitimate leaders after contested elections…

Bangladesh-Based ‘Rohingyas’ Mustn’t Agitate for Regime Change in Myanmar
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Bangladesh-Based ‘Rohingyas’ Mustn’t Agitate for Regime Change in Myanmar

The aggressive statement by Bangladesh-based ‘Rohingya’ leader Dil Mohammad imploring the international community “to come forward and restore democracy at all costs” in Myanmar following Monday’s dramatic developments there is extremely counterproductive and risks confirming accusations that this Muslim minority group is being exploited as proxies for carrying out regime change in the Southeast Asian…

How Facebook Threatens Vulnerable Muslim Communities
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How Facebook Threatens Vulnerable Muslim Communities

The social media giant Facebook poses an existential threat to vulnerable Muslim communities. This assessment is based on how Facebook has failed to prevent its platform from being used to incite mob violence against adherents of the Islamic faith. Palestinian and Kashmiri human rights activists have long complained of having their accounts suspended or permanently deleted after posting…

The Rohingya in Malaysia: Coronavirus and Alibis for Paranoia
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The Rohingya in Malaysia: Coronavirus and Alibis for Paranoia

Rounding up undocumented workers, migrant and refugees is part of a brutal order of things in Malaysia. When matters economic are going well, authorities turn the blindest of eyes. The money pours in; development goals are being met. During times of crisis, the eye sharpens in the search for scapegoats. With the enervating effects of…

Why Don’t Activists Care About the Kashmiris as Much as the Rohingyas?
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Why Don’t Activists Care About the Kashmiris as Much as the Rohingyas?

It’s certainly peculiar that the international activist community cares more for the Rohingyas than the Kashmiris despite both of these people being Muslim minorities that are facing a similar threat of ethnic cleansing, which suggests that there must be more behind their double standards than initially meets the eye. The international activist community rallied in…