Posts Tagged ‘muslim minority’

attacks on Muslims in Myanmar

June 8th, 2012 Comments off
There have been attacks against the Muslim minority in Myanmar.  No one cares about Muslims as victims, naturally.  Worse, look at this headline in the dispatch by AFP, which seems to justify it. “Distrust fuels anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar“.

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The Alex fallacy: blaming Islamists for demography

April 27th, 2011 Comments off

Foreign Policy runs a series of photos of Alexandrian beaches in 1959, “when Alexandria was once Club Med.” But, “by the time of Hosni Mubarak’s rule (and largely in response to his secularism), Egypt’s second-largest city had become synonymous with devout, and deeply conservative, Islam.” Except in fact, Alexandria today is probably Club Meddier than it ever was. The only difference between then and now is that while in the 1950s, the party scene was east of the inner harbor (and was then mostly restricted to non-Muslim minority communities), the last time I went out carousing in Alex the party scene was west of the inner harbor, in Agami, and Muslims were fully represented among the scantily-clad, Heineken-drinking gilded shabab.

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Saudis ‘must offer Shia equality’

September 3rd, 2009 Comments off

Systematic discrimination against the Saudi Shia Muslim minority has led to rising sectarian tension, a rights group says.
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