Religious divide - the persecution of the Rohingya


Part of the reason that the Rohingya muslims are being discriminated against is their religious beliefs. Around 90% of the population of Myanmar are Buddhist, and the Rohingya (who are muslim) are therefore a minority. They are outnumbered, and due to remnants of the old regime and parts of the new government, they have been persecuted by the military in the Rakhine State, who believe that due to their differences they are not citizens of Myanmar. The Rohingya have shockingly received little support from Aung San Suu Kyi, who has spoken about the crisis only to blame terrorists for starting the 'battle' between the state and the Rohingya.

So here are my questions to you, Burnet News Club. Have you ever treated someone differently because of their religious beliefs? Have you ever been treated differently by someone else because of your religious beliefs? And finally, can you think of any historical examples of religious discrimination?

Use your story-telling skills to answer my questions.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg easygoing_dinosaur | Boutcher C of E Primary School A | United Kingdom
    02 Oct 2018

    I have never treated someone different because of their religious beliefs because I know that they did nothing wrong but if they did this still doesn't mean you should treat them different or judge witch can heart their feelings. Think about the Rohingya, they did nothing wrong and should not deserve this. We need to help them somehow that they are not killed and that their home is not burnt.

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