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As Rohingya Flee Myanmar, Bangladesh Bans Three Muslim Aid Groups

October 20, 2017

In what some are describing as the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya minorities have fled Myanmar since this August. As neighboring Bangladesh continues to accept refugees, however, it has begun to screen aid organizations in the name of security.

The Rohingya people have long faced discrimination in Myanmar, where they are both a religious and ethnic minority. Tensions peaked in late August when a group of Rohingya insurgents ...

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Sri Lankan Muslim woman looks at camera in scorched building

Sri Lankan Authorities Arrest Policeman, Monk for Violence Against Muslims

June 22, 2017

After ongoing accusations of inaction, Sri Lankan authorities have arrested four Buddhists for promoting and perpetuating violence against Muslims.

For years, Muslim Sri Lankans—who make up nearly 10 percent of the country’s population—have been targeted in spates of religious violence. In 2014, a series of anti-Muslim riots on Muslim homes, shops, and places of worship displaced more than 10,000 people. More recently, Muslims in Sri Lanka have reported at least 16 incidents of hate crimes against Muslims since April 16.

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