Myanmar Forces Restore Order After Latest Anti-Muslim Violence

Jared Ferrie, Reuters, May 1, 2013

Hundreds of police and troops restored order in central Myanmar on Wednesday after a fresh outbreak of sectarian violence in which one man was killed after Buddhist mobs trashed property owned by Muslims following a minor street incident.

In all, 10 people were injured in Oakkan and nearby villages, just 60 miles north of the commercial capital Yangon, and one died of a head wound, the deputy police commissioner of Yangon, Thet Lwin, told Reuters.

Police arrested 18 people who had been charged with theft, assault and arson as well as gathering in a mob, he said.

“They are safe now and can go back to their homes,” he said of Muslims who had been forced to flee into surrounding woods to escape the mobs.

The latest wave of sectarian violence erupted in March in the central town of Meikhtila, causing 44 deaths and displacing an estimated 13,000 people, most of them Muslims.


Tension has remained high, and state television said the latest unrest was started when an 11-year old novice monk was hit by a Muslim woman while collecting alms in Oakkan. Other reports said the two had bumped into each other in the street.

“The crowd of Buddhists hurled stones at a mosque damaging six windows and electricity meter boxes. The crowd destroyed the facades of 25 shops,” the MRTV television station said in a bulletin late on Tuesday.

Koko Naing, 28, a Muslim resident of nearby Kyaw Boi Lay whose home had been destroyed, told Reuters that at least three different mobs had attacked his village from 3:30 p.m. (0900 GMT) on Tuesday and on into the night.

He said things had been fine in the village until the trouble in Meikhtila but soured quickly afterwards, with monks making anti-Muslim speeches in monasteries.

“Since the violence in Meikhtila, we’ve been living in fear. We’ve heard Buddhists will attack again so we are afraid,” he said.


Reuters reporters saw stickers for a campaign known as the “969” movement of nationalist monks on houses on the road into the village.


Presidential spokesman Ye Htut said in a statement posted on his Facebook page that mobs had tried to set houses on fire in the Oakkan area and 77 were damaged.

Army battalions based in the area were helping restore order, he said, and a senior police official said about 400 police officers were patrolling.

Sectarian clashes between Buddhists and Muslims, who make up about 5 percent of Myanmar’s population, have erupted on several occasions since a quasi-civilian government took power in March 2011 after five decades of brutal military dictatorship.

Seven Muslim men are on trial in Meikhtila charged with murdering a monk, seen as the spark that set off the riots there in March. Dozens of Buddhists are to face trial later.


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  • Manaphy

    Everywhere where there is a significant Muslim population there is inter-ethnic/racial violence, crime, honor killings, and blatant sexism. It’s not “Islamophobia”, it’s common sense.

    • Katherine McChesney


      • bigone4u

        I could tell you some stories about Mexican male agression, but I’ll save them for a story on Mexican cultural values.

      • jackryanvb

        Please encourage local White guys around Vanderbilt (I am a Vandy alum) to be more sexually aggressive to compete with Muslim men. These rough, aggressive Muslim immigrant men get a lot of White women. Just look at that brutal, boxer, pimp, welfare cheat Jidhadist who did the Boston bombing.

        • pcmustgo

          Plenty of white “bad boys” get women too. You guys act as if white guys are all single and don’t have girlfriends most of the time…

  • bigone4u

    Multiculturalism leads to hatred and violence and misery for everyone. I look forward to a medieval type world in which homogeneous city-states in loose confederations reduce violence and promote prosperity. Politicians seem hell bent in going in the other direction, which will either lead to a uniformly atheistic “cosmic race” (a mix of black, brown, white, and asian) living in relative peace, or ethnic cleansing. There seems to be no middle ground, no matter how much the pols and the profs preach otherwise.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      I agree. I think each ethnicity should be able to have its own country, which they can govern as they wish. This would lead to the maximum possible levels of peace on Earth.

  • jay11

    I thought Buddhism was the religion of peace! Richard Gere always said so. What is it about the ‘mystical’ Eastern religions? Where I’m at there are loads of white people who have adopted hinduism. The women wear the saris and all. The men have bald heads, and they always seem to work in vegetarian restaurants. Check out the Sri Chimoy converts. In ages past these people would have been nuns, monks and priests.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Sounds like Jamaica Estates in my old hometown of Queens, NY.

    • bigone4u

      You must live in northern California. These seekers of truth switch from one thing to another. Your white Hindus of today will be your UFO time travelers next year.

    • Greg Thomas

      Even a Buddhist can be pushed too far it seems.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Hmmm….Richard Gere, a Buddhist and his pet ‘mouse’.

    • pcmustgo

      I have tons of hippie friends too, I would know.

      Whites worship non-white cultures.

      Buhddist converts, more so than hindu darling.

    • Paleoconn

      Even Buddhist monks can be driven to violence by Muslims

  • dd121

    I can’t imagine why they don’t like Muzzies. You know, they’re so peaceful and all.

  • Greg Thomas

    I don’t have a dog in this fight, but my well wishes are with the Buddhists. At least someone is fighting back.

    • Luis

      Burma is a predominantly Buddhist land. The Muslim minority there are howling and screaming ONLY BECAUSE they are the minority. Buddhist and other religious minorities in majority Muslim lands are harshly repressed.

  • Greg Thomas

    “Since the violence in Meikhtila, we’ve been living in fear. We’ve heard Buddhists will attack again so we are afraid,” he said.

    Do you think the muslims invading Europe are living in “fear?” A muslim living in “fear” is a good thing.

    • John R

      Gee, Muslims living in fear of violence by another religious group against them. (Sob, sob) Sorry, let me compose myself; my heart just bleeds for those poor Muslims who are not tolerated by those hateful Buddhist monks!

  • Bill

    So much for the concept of peaceful Buddhists. On the other hand, I can’t seem to generate any feeling at all for the muslim’s plight. None. Here’s a thought……if Buddhists, who the world over are said to be among the most peaceful and introspective people around…..and THEY go off on the muzzies………..ya know?

    • Greg Thomas

      Yeah, how much must it take to drive a Buddhist to violence.

      • GeneticsareDestiny

        The Muslims probably behave around Buddhists the way they behave around whites. Rampant violence, assaults, rapes, murders, etc.

        Unfortunately for the Muslims, Buddhists are not as stupid as white people when it comes to protecting their own and will respond to violence with violence.

    • jackryanvb

      Let’s send Ron Paul and Rand Paul over to Myanmar to try to share libertarian free market economics as the final solution to these problems with Muslims. Hopefully, both the Bidhists and crazed Muslims will suspend their violent communal violence to join together to commit human sacrifice to American Liberal Libertarian idiots/traitors.

      • Luis

        Maybe Ron and Rand Paul can get the Muslims and Buddhists to sit on the grass, join hands and sing “Kumbaya” in Burmese and Arabic dialect.

        Ya think?

  • Non Humans

    Funny, to me, how this group of criminals is recognized and addressed solely by their religion. IMO, the muslim religion is about as legitimate as that of the mormon or scientology faiths, and none of it makes a lick of sense.
    I mean seriously, how many ever virgins as a reward for dying in the course of an act for your beliefs… Isn’t sex regarded as a pleasure of the flesh? What good is it in death? Virgins suck in the sack on top of all of that.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      It works well for Muslims because they practice polygyny. This usually leads to the richest and most powerful men having many wives, the ones in the middle having one or two, and the ones at the bottom having absolutely no chance of marrying any woman whatsoever.

      It’s these ones at the bottom who are promised their virgins in death if they do a suicide bombing.

      This also provides a way for the powerful Muslim men to get rid of some of the single men at the bottom of the totem pole, which makes their country safer for them since the single men are no longer around to potentially cause serious problems.

      • Brady

        In Most Muslim countries, single men usually use each other to relieve their sex drives, much like men in prison.

        • bigone4u

          I have read things suggesting what you say is true, but I have never seen any hard data on the subject. In any case, you raise a good reason to exclude them from the US.

  • they need a little Kwai Chang Caine to zap them with fancy Kung Fu and jazz

  • Jefferson

    I wish White hooligan soccer fans in the U.K treated Muslim immigrants in their country the same way Buddhists in Burma treat their Muslim minority.

  • jackryanvb

    Q: So who can get in the streets and use mob violence to counter Muslim mob violence and terror?

    A: Myanmar Budhists, Israeli Jews (not American Jews), the Serbs, Russians and some lower caste Hindu Indians.

    Otherwise, we’re pretty much stuck with Ann Culter writing some essays and the Ayn Rand Institute taking out some bus adverts and Danish cartoonists drawing a few cartoons, then going in to hiding.

  • Unperson

    “Sectarian clashes between Buddhists and Muslims, who make up about 5 percent of Myanmar’s population, have erupted on several occasions since a quasi-civilian government took power in March 2011…”

    France is now estimated (no official ethnic figures allowed there) to have a Muslim population of 10%. Double that of Myanmar/Burma. And yet in France, as in all of the West, the only Muslim-Christian conflicts are exclusively the former attacking the latter. In Myanmar, upon reaching only 5% muzzie the locals of this Buddhist country are already so furious with the Mohammedans that even MONKS are committing violence against the outsiders. Presumably, the 10% Muslim presence in France should be TWICE as infuriating as the 5% Muslim presence in Myanmar, but (so far, anyway) we Europeans just lie back and take it, and even babble about “the wonders of multiculturalism” as we do so. The White race must be in pretty bad shape if we need to take lessons in ethnic self-preservation from a bunch of 5’3″ holy-men from the East who normally spend their days sitting around meditating.

    But then, Asians have wisely not allowed themselves to be seduced by the peculiar masochistic pleasures of ethnic self-hatred like Whites have. This why nobody’s ever coined a phrase like “Yellow Skin Privilege” or “Guilty Yellow Liberal.”

  • MBlanc46

    I thought that Buddhist monks just burned themselves. Someone must have finally wised them up.

  • buddists performed well

    Buddists know how to handle these muslims its appears. Take note. Before India split off its muslim part called Pakistan the Hindu clashed and killed muslims for 1000 years.
    Muslims are hated everywhere almost as bad as blacks.

    • Luis

      While doing a paper in college for one of my classes years ago, I read “Massacre” by Robert Payne; telling of the War of Independence for Bangladesh. In it, he tells that whenever West Pakistani soldiers encountered female Hindus in Bangladesh, they would first rape them, then cut off their heads, arms and legs and then thrust their bayonets into their vaginas.

  • StillModerated

    Please tell me we don’t have to become as horrible a nation as Burma/Myanmar before we can deal effectively with our own uppity minority/muzzie problem.

  • david hill

    Good to see the Mosloons getting a dose of their own medicine. They try to dominate any country they go to.

  • david hill

    Multiculturalism is just a Marxist subversion technique to overthrow white christian countries by flooding them with non-whites and non-christians (and it seems to be working). These people are basically traitors who need to be dealt with.