More Muslim violence in Myanmar. Muslim violence in Rakhine State has now claimed more than 1039 homes burned in western Burma, as the conflict between Rohingya Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists spread to six villages.
And as if that weren't enough, Muslims in Pakistan are threatening to wage jihad in support of Rohingya Muslims. Expect the pro-jihad enemedia and Islamic supremacist orgs to attack the Buddhists for defending themselves. I applaud them.
"Muslim-Buddhist clashes spread in western Myanmar" Times of India (thanks to Vijay)
YANGON: Skirmishes between Muslims and Buddhists in western Myanmar have spread to two new districts where authorities are struggling to douse flames from burning homes, the government said today.
Rakhine state spokesman Myo Thant said clashes between Rohingya Muslims and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists reported in other parts of the coastal region Sunday engulfed the townships of Kyaukphyu and Myebon late yesterday.
The unrest is some of the worst reported in the region since violence swept the area in June after the alleged rape and murder of a Buddhist woman by three Muslim men in late May. Although clashes have been rare since then, tensions have simmered in part because the government has failed to find any long-term solution to the crisis other than segregating the two communities in some areas.
The skirmishes this week began Sunday in Minbyar and Mrauk-U districts, both located north of the regional capital, Sittwe. The government says up to three people were killed and more than 1,000 homes burned down.
Myo Thant said fighting began yesterday in Kyaukphyu and Myebon and continued today.
"Houses are burning and clashes between the two communities are ongoing," Myo Thant said. "The most important thing is to put out the fires. We are trying to control the situation."