We previously discussed the crushing abuse and discrimination faced by Muslims in Myanmar. The Rohingya are denied basic rights and face continued violence in the country. The most recent outrage was the arrest of three Muslims for holding Ramadan prayers in the street. Recently, their local school was closed by a nationalist mob.
Muslims have been regularly attacked in the area.
Myanmar authorities issued a statement, saying the prayer session threatened “stability and the rule of law” in the area. That is a common refrain from the government as they deny Muslims free travel, education, and basic rights.
Schools have been shutdown after ultra-nationalists objected that Muslims were illegally praying there.
The plight of Muslims in this area is a true humanitarian disaster. They are being abused entirely because of their faith and the violence against their community has been supported from some radical monks.