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Extremists attack 2 mosques, torch 100s of Muslims' houses in Myanmar - Press TV

Extremists attack 2 mosques, torch 100s of Muslims' houses in Myanmar - Press TV | Conflict and Prejudice |
Press TV
Extremists attack 2 mosques, torch 100s of Muslims' houses in Myanmar
Press TV
The extremists frequently attack Rohingyas and have set fire to their homes in several villages in Rakhine.

Via Infidel Patriot, Sim Kee Yew, Ang Marcus
Abish Sempio's insight:

After reading this article, I felt a sense of hatred towards the Buddhist extremists. I wonder how could they do this? They frequently attack the Rohingya Muslims. I feel sad and shock to find out that these Muslims have been suffering torture and racist treatments for many years. Would this ever stop? I hope the Myanmar government would do something about it. I do not think that the Rohingya Muslims deserve to be treated this way by the Buddhists just because they have a different religion. The Muslims were vey pitiful as they lost their homes and mosques.

Dong Yutong's curator insight, July 16, 2014 4:53 AM
Innocent people die, got badly injurd. They did nothing wrong, just because the extremists cant accept their beliefs. These actions are so self-centre and undesired. Only if they can come to an understanding, then so much sacrificent cant be prevented. The govenment could had react faster, then many lives could had been saved.
Ann Tan's curator insight, July 16, 2014 10:07 AM

After reading this article, I felt angry that the government did nothing to help the Muslims. The fact that the Muslims and Buddhist were treated differently led the conflict and prejudice due to the unfair treatment. At the same time, it was very heartbreaking to know that the Muslims' houses were being burnt down and were left homeless. They were neglected and tortured. Therefore, I think that the Muslims and Buddhists should be treated equally to prevent such prejudices they have among them.

Navas Ibraahim's curator insight, July 16, 2014 11:27 AM

It can be seen clearly that the Myanmar government not giving citizenship to Rohingya muslims is an act of racism. Also, the Buddhist extremists targeting them by attacking two mosques and hundreds of Rohingya Muslims’ houses is an act of racism. I strongly suggest that the government in Myanmar should treat its people regardless of race and religion and treat everyone equally.

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Singapore's 'anti-Chinese curry war' - Telegraph

Singapore's 'anti-Chinese curry war'  - Telegraph | Conflict and Prejudice |
What began as a quarrel over the pungent aromas wafting from one family's kitchen has bubbled up into Singapore's spiciest protest movement, with 40,000 people set to express their national pride this weekend by cooking curry.

Via Matthew Tan
Abish Sempio's insight:

I did not know that a small quarrel over the pungent aromas of curry could lead to many Singaporeans voicing out their opinions about curry, which is a national dish. I felt that the Chinese family who came from Mainland was very inconsiderate. They did not respect the culture of the Indian family and even brought them for mediation!  I believe that Singapore is a multi-racial country and we should not be going against other races.Instead, we should all accept one another's different cultures and live peacefully. Conflicts such as the 'curry war'  would  not have happened if the Chinese family had just accepted the culture of the Indian family. I am glad that many Singaporeans felt that cooking curry was not a huge problem and curry was enjoyed by many people.

Matthew Tan's curator insight, July 11, 2014 10:48 PM

The family should have been sensitive to the other family cooking curry. If they could not stand the smell of curry they could close their windows. We should respect each others culture and race.

Tan Yun Sin's curator insight, July 13, 2014 11:52 AM

I am surprised that racism can occur in Singapore due to such small matter. I think the family from mainland should try to accept the smell. If the smell is really unbearable to them, they can actually close their doors and windows or even spray some perfume in their house. Since Singapore is a multi-racial country, it is understood that we should all respect each other race and religion. Beside, I think it is very rude for the family from mainland to be making such remarks on a Singapore's national dish. I really hope that such small matter will not happen in Singapore again so that we can continue to live in peace and harmony. 

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RACIST TORMENT IN CLASSROOM | Conflict and Prejudice |
How racist bullying made 14-year old Khadeja Fahat's school life a 'daily torment'

Via Justin Gjerazi, Daryl Koh
Abish Sempio's insight:

After I read this article, I felt bad for Khadeja as she is facing racist Islamophobic abuses every single day at school but the teachers could not help her. She only wanted to go to school and have a good school life but it was all ruined when the students of all ages at her school, started throwing racist remarks at her. She was being bullied just because she was the only Muslim at an English school. I think this should not be the way and the young people should accept people who are different from them. It is wrong to hurt others. I was shocked to see that so many young people were treating her badly. Her schoolwork and emotional health being affected has shown me how serious the bullying was. I hope that the teenagers at school would learn from the workshops and treat people of different races more nicely. School should be a place of love and learning and not a place for prejudice against other people of a different race. I know if everyone plays a part of showing care and concern, it will prevent more students like Khadeja becoming victims.

Ann Tan's curator insight, July 16, 2014 10:32 AM

After reading this article, I pitied this girl. She suffered so much just because she 'wore a headscarf'. From a happy girl who smiled everyday, to dreading to go to school because she will be bullied and tortured, isolating herself from others, and eventually affected her health too. Imagine having no friends at all, with no one to talk to, but get insulting remarks, how would one feel? Those hurtful words musy have impacted her alot, causing her too lose her appetite too.  Also, I'm surprised that the teachers do not know how to deal with this situation. It is important for the school to educate the students on the effects on racism to prevent future conflicts and prejudice. 

Natasha Ho's curator insight, July 18, 2014 10:45 AM

Since young, many have faced racist Islamaphobic abuse and I think that this is a relatively serious issue. As we can see from this article that Khadeja have suffered mentally because of all the thoughtless remarks passed by her classmates. This issue is so serious that she fears going to school as she is worried of the comments that she might face whenever she steps into school. Also, from this article we can tell that young people can pick up racist behaviour from parents or friends. I feel that the root of this problem comes from people who are insensitive towards this subject. Is it because they have not been caught in this situation? Like what the article mentioned, I think that by educating the younger generation against racism, it can help prevent all these problems from happening.

Kasey Murray's curator insight, May 1, 2015 12:29 PM

Great example of how 9/11 affected the treatment of Muslims.