Burmese monk Wirathu is on the cover of July 2013 Time Maganzine. Wirathu has been leading a plot to ethnically cleanse the Rohingya people. The Rohingya people are Muslims. He has compared Muslims to “African carp” and has described them as “quick breeding and violent.” His speeches have been blamed for the rise of violence against the Rohingya people. In his recent sermon, he described the reported massacre of schoolchildren and other Muslim inhabitants in the central city of Meiktila in March, documented by a human rights group, as “a show of strength”
The Muslims are suffering. Please keep them in your duas(prayers).
They are not considered citizens and people spread lies claiming they’re newcomers to Burma that came during British occupiation, they’ve been branded stateless in the 1980’s, so they’re not protected by modern laws there.
Their identities are constantly being erased. The monk pictured up there? He wants to ban the word “Rohingya” from even being included in census. He wants them to identify as Bengali as part of marking them as foreigners, instead of the citizens they should be seen as!
“i am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” - audre lorde
"its a metaphor, you see—you put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you dont give it the power to do its killing"