Wednesday, December 14, 2016

"The World’s Newest Muslim Insurgency Is Being Waged in Burma"


This new armed group is overseen by a committee of Rohingya émigrés based in Mecca


The emergence of this well-organized and apparently well-funded group is a game-changer in the government’s efforts to address the complex challenges of Arakan state. Though there have been some small insurgent groups in recent decades, mostly based out of Bangladesh, in Burma — which is officially called Myanmar — the Rohingya have never been a radicalized population, and the majority have eschewed violence, seeing it as counterproductive to improving their lot. But