Persecution of Muslims in Myanmar Misunderstood by the West

The debate on asylum seekers from Myanmar in Australia is ill-informed and skewed. The Australian government and international community must realise that refugee status is first of all not about ethnicity or identity, but about a well-founded fear of persecution.Reports that a man who has been  moved by Australia to Cambodia may have been misidentified as Rohingya missesContinue reading “Persecution of Muslims in Myanmar Misunderstood by the West”

Reality check on Islam, Buddhism in Myanmar

Reality check on Islam, Buddhism in Myanmar The West has been wondering what has gone wrong with Buddhism in Myanmar since 2012 and the violence primarily by Buddhists against Muslims. Yet I want to suggest that this is the wrong question, and that the West needs to take a look in the mirror. The West’sContinue reading “Reality check on Islam, Buddhism in Myanmar”