Do you mean racism is "hate speach" or to those who stand up against racism/chauvinism are guilty of "hate speech"?Dmytro wrote:When I read about "racism" or "chauvinism" nowadays, I take it as a sure sign of hate speech.
Again I'm not sure of your meaning here: It seems to me that the term "political correctness" is now only ever used by the political "right" as a smear.Ironically, political correctness is now a way to label and blame.
Mr Man wrote:Do you mean racism is "hate speach" or to those who stand up against racism/chauvinism are guilty of "hate speech"?Dmytro wrote:When I read about "racism" or "chauvinism" nowadays, I take it as a sure sign of hate speech.
To not acknowledge the state complicity in the persecution of minorities in Myanma is denialism.
Raksha wrote:The situation in Myanmar is a lot more complicated than is portrayed in the Western media. The raison d'etre of the Burmese military is mainly to thwart secessionist minorities and they will come down very heavily on any minority that attempts to rebel, regardless of their religion. So the Rohingya attempt to carve an independent Islamic state out of Arakan in western Burma is guaranteed to produce a violent response on the part of the military. Imagine if a group of Mexican illegal immigrants tried to claim half of New Mexico in the US, or a group of asylum seekers laid claim to Cornwall in the UK, how do you think our governments would respond? In addition the Rohingya are mostly uneducated, medieval in their views, and fanatical in their interpretation of Islam, which puts them at loggerheads with the native Rakhine people. Let's not forget that it was the gang rape and murder of a young Rakhine girl that began all this trouble. The Rakhine people unfortunately responded with violence, then the entire Rohingya community went on a rampage destroying property and murdering people, while all the while claiming to be the victims. Around the world other medieval Muslims threatened the Burmese, with terrorists in Pakistan threatening to plant bombs and idle rich Saudis sending tens of millions of dollars to train Rohingya people in terrorism. You cannot be a troublemaker and a victim at the same time.
carlosm wrote:a small clip by BBC on the issue. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20427889