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Muslims in Myanmar

Buddhists Sentenced For Massacre Of Muslims

AP | Posted 07.11.2013 | Religion

YANGON, Myanmar -- State media in Myanmar say a court has sentenced seven Buddhists to between three and 15 years in jail for their role in a massacre...

Horrific Massacre Of Muslims, And The World Shrugs

AP | TODD PITMAN | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion

MEIKHTILA, Myanmar -- Their bones are scattered in blackened patches of earth across a hillside overlooking the wrecked Islamic boarding school they o...

Who Are the Rohingya Muslims, And Why Should We Care?

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 07.19.2013 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

The U.N. has long characterized the Rohingya Muslims, a religious and ethnic minority community numbering approximately 1 million in Myanmar, as one of the world's most persecuted minorities.

Obama Myanmar Visit Draws Crucial Attention To Persecuted Muslim Minority

Kristin Wright | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
Kristin Wright

A Muslim minority situated along the country's western coast, the Rohingyas have been brutally targeted for extinction by ethnic Arakanese, aided at times by government security officials.