Myanmar Nazi monk Wirathu, TIME Magazine's"Face of Buddhist Terror" - Wirathu, plots again to stir up Islamophobic violence against the Muslims and the Rohingya
By Dr Maung Zarni
January 31, 2016
Myanmar's "Nazi monk" Wirathu (and networks), plot to unleash new Islamophobic waves of violence against Myanmar's Muslims and Rohingya.
Watch this 5-minutes clip portraying men with beards and/or Indian physical features as rapists and murderers - posted on Wirathu's site.
The ultimate goal is to destabilize the society with the aim of preventing the election winning NLD and Aung San Suu Kyi from bringing any meaningful change.
Meaningful change involves significant reduction in the military's economic, institutional and political control of the country.
The underlying and deep-seated anti-Muslim racism is there for political mobilization.
Themselves led by anti-Muslim racist generals and ex-military officers, the military-controlled state organs - especially the entire security sector and the vast general administration - will continue to provide the anti-Muslim attackers and hate-monkers a blanket impunity while leaving Muslim minorities - including the Rohingya extremely vulnerable to all kinds of organized-mob attacks including arsons and further displacement.
The weak discourse of human rights and democracy - which has not really been widely internalized even by the NLD leaders and former student activists themselves such as "88 generation group" - will be overwhelmed by another wave of crude, but powerful mass racism.
Watch this 5-minutes clip portraying men with beards and/or Indian physical features as rapists and murderers.