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Genocide and the Holocaust (October 2023): Myanmar, 2016–present

By Claudene Sproles

Myanmar, 2016–present

The military government of Myanmar, also known as Burma, has waged a war of terror against the Rohingya Muslim minority in the western part of the country. A variety of atrocities have been committed against the Rohingya, including rampant murder, infanticide, torture, gang rape, and arson. The situation gave rise to a refugee crisis in 2017 when over 700,000 Rohingyas fled the ongoing terror. Again this happens as the West stands idly by. For background on the Rohingyas and the genocide, read Azeem Ibrahim’s The Rohingyas.

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