Myanmar’s president signs off on law seen as targeting Muslims

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A Rohingya migrant woman, who arrived in Indonesia by boat, looks from a window of a shelter inside a temporary compound for refugees in Kuala Cangkoi village in Lhoksukon, Indonesia's Aceh Province, on May 17, 2015. The United Nations has called on countries around the Andaman Sea not to push back the thousands of desperate Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar now stranded in rickety boats, and to rescue them instead. Photo courtesy of  REUTERS/Beawiharta
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A Rohingya migrant woman, who arrived in Indonesia by boat, looks from a window of a shelter inside a temporary compound for refugees in Kuala Cangkoi village in Lhoksukon, Indonesia's Aceh Province, on May 17, 2015. The United Nations has called on countries around the Andaman Sea not to push back the thousands of desperate Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar now stranded in rickety boats, and to rescue them instead. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Beawiharta *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-ROHINGYA-SPLAINER, originally transmitted on May 19, 2015.

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NAYPYIDAW (Reuters) Myanmar's president signed into law a fourth controversial bill championed by radical Buddhists but decried by rights groups as aimed at discriminating against local Muslims.

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  • Dominic

    Muslims have brought these censures on themselves via the terrorism that haunts our world. Mynamar is not the US, but a third world country that acts “politically incorrect” in our eyes. A constant message of rebellion needs to be sent to Muslims the world over, until they civilize themselves or fall on the battlefields.

  • Larry

    I can see where the President of Myannmar is coming from. We should learn by their example and create laws to:

    1. Prevent all interfaith marriages and religious conversions to Christianity.
    2. Force Christians to have only one child every 3 years.
    3. Ban all Christians from cohabitation with someone other than a spouse.

    Very reasonable measures. Not discriminatory at all whatsoever. /sarcasm.

  • Screaming Headlines

    The ‘civilized’ West should first change its mindset about grabbing the oil in Muslim countries, under the garb of bringing ‘freedom and democracy’ to such countries.

  • Dominic

    What would the Middle East do with their oil if it was no longer needed? They have nothing else to offer the world, and they would become third world countries immediately. They lack any ability to be self sustaining or intelligent enough to manufacture anything. They hate the West, but purchase everything from it. What happens when the money runs out. They need us more than we need them.

  • Karl

    Colonialism is finished. No one in New York or London can lecture the Bamar people about the correct form of society, or culture, or government. Not to mention that these two places are cesspools of criminality and public disorder. So we are not inclined to consider Americans or Brits as full-fledged adults!