‘No Muslims allowed’: how nationalism is rising in Aung San Suu Kyi’s Myanmar

At the entrance to Thaungtan village there’s a brand new sign, bright yellow, and bearing a message: “No Muslims allowed to stay overnight. No Muslims allowed to rent houses. No marriage with Muslims.”

The post was erected in late March by Buddhist residents of the village in Myanmar’s lush Irrawaddy Delta region who signed, or were strong-armed into signing, a document asserting that they wanted to live separately.

  • Martin B

    That’s what Muslims need to hear from infidels everywhere – NO.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    Trump will hire some those residents to that job in the US.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Do you speak English?
      You certainly don’t write it.

      • Maurixio Garciasanchez

        Both 🙂

        • Daviddowntown

          In a rudimentary way.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Like about half of the English Canadian population nationwide. 😉

  • Alain

    At least in some parts of the world there are some people who still have their heads screwed on right rather than losing their heads.

    • I defer to the knowledge they have acquired over centuries of engagement with Islam.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Over my far briefer lifetime thus far, I have acquired an equally strong engagement with my own head. A good reason to keep islam at arm’s length.

    • They simply make no bones about the reality of sectarian/ethnic relations in that region. The political multiculturalists will never understand.

      • Alain

        Oh, I think they understand very well. It is their means to ensuring that citizens will never be able to rise up and oppose their march towards a totalitarian global government.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    The Europeans conquered the Middle East few centuries ago , no the same coin is coming back against them.

  • Was it something they said?