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Old 22nd October 2017, 02:43 PM   #1
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Palestinians vs Rohingya Muslims

The Rohingya Muslims have lived in Burma for more than 1,000 years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohing...#Early_history

Their connections to the land are beyond dispute.

However, the government of Burma refuses to recognize them as a people, and therefore refuses them citizenship.

That's 1.3 million people without citizenship, due to Burma's discriminatory citizenship law.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar_nationality_law

And now, Burma has ethnically cleansed at least 650,000 Rohingya civilians into Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, there are no Leftist protests in support of the Rohingya Muslim people in Berlin, London, San Fran, NYC.

Why not? Is it because the persecutors of the Rohingya people in this case are Buddhists, and its not politically correct to condemn Buddhist bigotry?

Hell, not even the Palestinian people have come out in support of the Rohingya.

The double standard is sick.
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Old 22nd October 2017, 10:47 PM   #2
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You aren't concerned about the plight of the people but you are concerned that "leftist" protestors aren't out protesting.

I have to say I think your concerns are very misplaced.

And there have been protests.
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Old 23rd October 2017, 06:31 AM   #3
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Hold on, saving this link for directing all the other "whataboutism" arguments from other threads to...

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Old 23rd October 2017, 01:20 PM   #4
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Well I saw Jeremy Corbun condemning this is in his speech to the labour Conference just a couple of weeks back and he is about as left wing as it gets. In fact he went further:

Jeremy Corbyn's plea for Rohingyas to Aung San Suu Kyi

In fact if you look you can find plenty of condemnations/protests about the Rohingya's plight. If they aren't particularly 'leftist' that would be because in the UK and elsewhere there is no left/right divide on this issue.
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Old 23rd October 2017, 01:49 PM   #5
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Good luck with an appeal to the government in Burma....a bunch of thugs.
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Old 26th October 2017, 02:58 AM   #6
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Huh? There have been quite a few protests...
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Old 26th October 2017, 06:16 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Hercules56 View Post
Meanwhile, there are no Leftist protests in support of the Rohingya Muslim people in Berlin, London, San Fran, NYC.
That's either ignorance or a lie. There have certainly been protests in London.

That aside, this issue is still relatively "new," so to contrast it with another that has been going on for decades is pretty silly.
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Old 28th October 2017, 05:49 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Hercules56 View Post
The Rohingya Muslims have lived in Burma for more than 1,000 years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohing...#Early_history

Their connections to the land are beyond dispute.

However, the government of Burma refuses to recognize them as a people, and therefore refuses them citizenship.

That's 1.3 million people without citizenship, due to Burma's discriminatory citizenship law.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar_nationality_law

And now, Burma has ethnically cleansed at least 650,000 Rohingya civilians into Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, there are no Leftist protests in support of the Rohingya Muslim people in Berlin, London, San Fran, NYC.

Why not? Is it because the persecutors of the Rohingya people in this case are Buddhists, and its not politically correct to condemn Buddhist bigotry?

Hell, not even the Palestinian people have come out in support of the Rohingya.

The double standard is sick.
I have commented on this before. It is a deplorable situation and Aung san suu kyi is finding that a lot of the support she had before is disappearing because she is not speaking out against it. I think the difference is that in this case everyone agrees that Myanmar is in the wrong. There is no debate about it.
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Old 28th October 2017, 12:59 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Garrison View Post
Well I saw Jeremy Corbun condemning this is in his speech to the labour Conference just a couple of weeks back and he is about as left wing as it gets. In fact he went further:

Jeremy Corbyn's plea for Rohingyas to Aung San Suu Kyi

In fact if you look you can find plenty of condemnations/protests about the Rohingya's plight. If they aren't particularly 'leftist' that would be because in the UK and elsewhere there is no left/right divide on this issue.
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Old 29th October 2017, 05:35 AM   #10
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The Nobel Peace Prize should be renamed
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Old 29th October 2017, 07:52 AM   #11
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Or maybe given out more selectively.
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