Sectarian tensions persist in Myanmar
Displaced people rest at a relief camp in Meiktila, central Myanmar on Sunday.
March 25th, 2013
05:19 AM ET

Sectarian tensions persist in Myanmar

Residents of the city in central Myanmar where clashes between Buddhists and the Muslim minority killed dozens of people last week struggled to resume their daily lives on Monday with a state of emergency still in place.

Even as an uneasy calm prevailed in Meiktila, the city at the heart of the unrest, police reported fresh arson attacks on Muslim properties in other areas, showing the challenges Myanmar authorities face in reining in communal tensions in this nascent democracy.

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  1. Ken

    Muslims are killing Buddhist monks there. That is brutal. What kind of people would kill Buddhist monks? These Muslims should be rounded up and sent to Saudi Arabia.

    March 25, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Do you think all Buddhists are monks?

      March 25, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • chrissy

      @banasy – Not all Buddhists are monks. But chrissy and banasy are Islamists for sure (actually the same person).

      March 26, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mike

    It is not nice at all - 911 attacks on innocent people by Muslims. London subway bombings by Muslims. Bombings in Spain by Muslims. Killing of innocent people in Mumbai by Muslims. Shooting of innocent people in France by Muslim Merah. Time Square (unsuccessful) bombing by Muslim. Killing of innocent people in Thailand by Muslims. Killings of innocent Catholics in Philippines by Muslims. Now Muslims are killing innocent people in Myanmar. Muslims like to hurt innocent people everywhere.

    March 26, 2013 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  3. Roger

    Mike, The underwear bomber was Muslim too. The turban bomber who killed the ex-President of Afghanistan was Muslim also. The shoe bomber was... can you guess?... also a Muslim.

    March 26, 2013 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |