04 Apr '18, 11am

July 2013 - Jihadists seek to open new front in Burma | FDD's Long War Journal

While there has been jihadist sympathy for the Rohynghas plight, to date there has been no organized terror activity in Burma. After seeing Meikhtila erupt in intolerance over a fight in a gold shop followed by a street attack of a buddhst monk, I cannot believe the vague jihadi claim that some monk was attacked somewhere. If it were true, the community in which it occurred would already be in the media for burning some nearby muslim enclave to the ground. Myanmar will be a losing ground for the jihadis from the go. The Buddhist 969 movement does not have too many serious grievances against the muslims yet, and look how powerful the public response has been already. And that is just the public response. The military and police have never declared operational conflicts with muslims anywhere except Rakhine state, and any serious attack on the state in Myanmar will bring the ...

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