2nd Day of Anti-Muslim Violence Strikes NE Myanmar

Todd Pitman, Yahoo! News, May 29, 2013

Hundreds of Buddhist men on motorcycles waved iron rods and bamboo poles and threw rocks in a northeastern Myanmar town on Wednesday, a day after a mosque and a Muslim orphanage were torched in a new wave of violence targeting the religious minority. Residents said a movie theater was burned as the mob sped around the town.

Many Buddhists and Muslims stayed locked inside their homes and shops were shuttered after Tuesday’s violence in Lashio town, near the border with China, the latest region to fall prey to the country’s spreading sectarian violence. The rioting in Lashio was sparked by reports that a Muslim man had set fire to a Buddhist woman.

Deadly violence between Buddhists and Muslims has occurred since last year in other parts of Myanmar, first in a western region and then in central towns. The new flare-up will reinforce doubts that President Thein Sein’s government can or will act to contain the violence and crack down on racial and religious intolerance.

Wednesday morning was quiet, but by afternoon several hundred young men, screaming and waving sticks, roamed the downtown area on motorcycles near City Hall. A Buddhist monk was seated on the back of one of the motorcycles, waving a stick.

On another street, the crowd threw rocks at buildings. Many people were too afraid to step outside. Smoke could be seen over at least one area of town, and local politician Sai Myint Maung said a movie theater had been burned and that there were rumors that more troublemakers were gathered on the outskirts of the town.


There were no reported fatalities after Tuesday night’s violence in the remote mountain town.

Order was initially restored after authorities banned gatherings of more than five people. A dusk-to-dawn curfew was imposed and many shops and streets were empty, Sai Myint Maung said.


A 48-year-old man accused of setting fire to a 24-year-old Buddhist woman was arrested, state television reported. It said the man, identified as an Indian Muslim, threw gasoline on the woman.

The man was charged with causing grievous injuries and arson, as well as drug possession due to stimulants found in his pocket, the TV report said. The woman was being treated for burns to her chest, back and hands.


Minority Muslims have been the main victims of the deadly violence, but so far there have been no criminal trials against members of the country’s Buddhist majority.

After Tuesday’s alleged immolation, an irate crowd of more than 100 people, including Buddhist monks, gathered outside a police station demanding that the alleged attacker be handed over, state TV reported.

The crowd then rampaged through the town, setting fire to Lashio’s largest mosque and several shops, the television report said.

The mob also set fire to a Muslim school and orphanage that was so badly charred that only two walls remained, said Min Thein, a resident contacted by telephone. {snip}

Myanmar’s sectarian violence first flared in western Rakhine state last year, when hundreds of people died in clashes between Buddhists and Muslims that drove about 140,000 others, mostly Muslims, from their homes. Most are still living in refugee camps.


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  • Jefferson

    You will NEVER see the headline “2nd Day Of Anti-Muslim Violence In Sweden” or “2nd Day Of Anti-Muslim Violence In Great Britain”

    Liberal White men are as equally scared of confronting Muslim men as they are of confronting Bantu men.

    East Asian Buddhist men have more balls than the feminized Western liberal White male hipster.

    I thought White men on average were suppose to have more testosterone than East Asian Buddhist men, but apparently today’s White Western male has no testosterone at all when it comes to dealing with radical Islamic “Diversity” that is plaguing their own Western nations.

    No wonder the world sees us White males as being weak.

    • White Mom in WDC

      White males are not weak. Look what happens when a white male defends himself ( ex: Bernie Goetz, Zimmerman, members of the EDL) Why are not white people here on this board nit uniting? Why aren’t we picketing that ugly mosque being built in Baltimore? Drop out of mainstream Amurkistan. Move to the Northwest Front. Get your guns and get ready to secede.

    • The__Bobster


      More than 100 supporters of the English Defence League last night gathered near the scene of where a soldier was hacked to death by Islamic fanatics and threw bottles at police.

      Officers formed a cordon and the men left the immediate area after the brief incident. Some of the EDL supporters gathered at The Queen’s Arms pub locally, where they sang nationalistic songs.

      One local Muslim said that a brick had been thrown through a mosque during the march.

    • AllSeeingEyeSpy

      Violence is wrong. It only impresses stupid girls. And even they’re not much help unless they bail you out of jail.

    • saxonsun

      Stop with the word “feminized” to denote cowardice. Women have always had more courage than men.

    • Sun

      The title is lambasting Buddhist…just like in any European country.

  • humura

    Muslim victims make the headlines and the UN resolutions. But each day Christians must suffer in Arab Spring Egypt under the Muslim Bro. dominated government of Morsi. And Christians in northern Nigeria must suffer Muslim attacks. And Pakistani Christians may be executed for “defaming” the Prophet. What has happened to the Christians of Iraq after Hussein’s fall? What might happen to the Christians of Syria/Lebanon if the rebels, with connections to Alquiada (spel?) succeed in overthrowing Assad? And the Muslim mobs in Sweden; and the killing of the soldiers by Muslims in London and Paris.
    Why can’t everyone understand, Islam is a religion of peace? What is wrong with those Buddhists?

    • borogirl54

      These Muslims are the Rohynga people that were brought by the British from India(now called Bangladesh) to work in Myanmar. They are a stateless people. The Myanmar government claims that they should return to their native Bangladesh but Bangladesh says that these people have been in Myanmar for centuries and belong there,

  • JohnEngelman

    Muslims have been asking for it for a long time. I guess they are finally getting it.

    • Jefferson

      It is hard to feel sorry for Muslims, a group that rapes our women at an extremely high rate when they move to Western countries like Sweden and Great Britain. And they are living off welfare a.k.a the White man’s money while raping our White women. The nerve of them.

      I bet Eastern European countries must be glad that they mostly have to deal with Gypsies and not Muslims. Gypsies are definitely the lesser of 2 evils when compared to Muslims. Gypsies on average are a lot less violent than Muslims. Most Gypsy crimes are non violent like pick pocketing. They are not committing beheadings and blowing up malls, trains, public streets, etc.

      • guest

        I can’t and don’t feel sorry for muslims either. Just as well, since muslims don’t need any sympathy from us. They already have all the leftists and the crooked MSM to shed tears for them in any event of “anti-muslim violence”. But no one feels sorry for the victims of crimes and murders committed by muslims.

        • Alucard_the_last

          I can’t feel sorry for them. Just imagine if you allowed a guest to stay with you with free room and board and they decided to take over the house, kill you (or reduce you to a second class citizen). I have a dream that a massive cargo ship docks in London and all of these filthy creature are stuffed onto the ship. Next stop, Karachi, Pakistani. Let them improve their rotten nations. If they die in transit, Que Sera, Sera

      • StillModerated

        Meh! Potato potahto. Gypsies speak a derivative of Urdu, a language spoken in Pakistan. They also steal, refuse to assimilate, and generally behave like criminal scum. Ask any Romanian, Serb, Hungarian, Slovak, etc. who has had to enjoy their enriched diversity.

    • Alucard_the_last

      I hope the backlash gets a lot worse. I want to see a muslim free Europe. I want ALL non-Europeans to be force out of Europe by reason or by force. No place has ever benefited from allowing turd world immigrants to enter with the exception of Indians or Chinese.

    • evilsandmich

      Yeah, I’m a little rusty but I might pull out the worlds smallest violin to play a tune.

  • pcmustgo

    Diversity Management…

  • StillModerated

    Recalling my school days, the bully will always push and shove his victim until they get their nose bloodied, and their bollocks flattened. Then it’s all boohoohoo and running to the authorities demanding their erstwhile victim get the book thrown at him. I suspect the pushing, the stealing, the raping, and possibly murdering by Lashio’s mohammedans has been going on for some time now, and they’re getting a taste of their own medicine.

    If the Burmese government is smart, then they’ll let this localized fire run its course as Nature’s Way of cleaning up a local problem. Who knows, maybe the signal will go global.

  • fuzzypook

    Don’t worry, the refugee resettlement traitors will bring them all over here.

  • sbuffalonative

    PBS is showing a BBC documentary, My Brother the Islamist, about white Britons converting to Islam. It’s chilling and disturbing:


    • StillModerated

      Weak people are suckers for being on the winning team. Read “the Flying Inn” by G.K. Chesterton. It was penned in 1914, yet it speaks to today. Great literature is like that.

      • Paleoconn

        Reminds me of the craven priest in Kingdom of Heaven: convert to Islam, repent later.

    • borogirl54

      I saw a similar documentary about British women converting to Islam. Most had problems being accepted by the majority of Asian Muslims, who did not see these women as acceptable partners for their children. One woman called herself a co-wife of a Pakistani man. When his parents found out that he was dating her, they arranged a marriage with a Pakistani woman. The first wife lives a block or so away from her and both women cannot stand each other. He goes between both houses. She had several children with him.

  • KenelmDigby

    This terrible situation in Burma took centuries to develop.

    Currently, many western European nations (eg Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands etc etc), are rapidly building up muslim populations that will soon equal – and surpass – that of Burma.

    I’m not saying that this pattern will repeat itself, but the possibility simply cannot be ignored or denied.

  • KenelmDigby

    One thing you can absolutely, cast-iron, 100%, gold-plated certain of is this:
    The muslim ‘refugees’ wlll be ‘re-settled’ in the USA, Canada and western Europe.
    Count on it. Bet your house, your car, your farm on it.
    Rest assured that Bangladesh (where they originate), will not take a single one. Rest assured that on muslim state, let alone the mega-rich petro-states will take a single one.
    Rest assured that the byond dumb and evil retards and filth who run the west will take hundreds of thousands of them.
    The political filth are cunning enough not publicly announce this. They will be ‘slipped-in’ quietly over a period of years when no one is looking.
    Count on it.

    • evilsandmich

      Yeah I can’t find it, but a local news org already had stories about plopping these rejects down in Cleveland.

  • Alucard_the_last

    Good for them. No islam, know peace.

  • Paleoconn

    When there is violence perpetrated by a group that has been perennially known as peace-loving, I look at what could possible trigger such hostility. When I read that Muslims are on the other end, my questions are answered.

  • Paleoconn

    Buddhists aren’t hampered with PC and White guilt like we are, so they will take no prisoners. My only fear is Muzzies leaving those places and coming to where they’re more welcome, ie. what I call the world’s welcome mat, the West.