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But the U.S. can and should do more. Beyond investigating the situation facing Rohingya, Washington should also strongly encourage the Burmese government to recognize Rohingya as citizens. Until Rohingya are recognized as citizens, they will continue to suffer the same abysmal treatment they have endured in recent years. Speculation about crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing and genocide is bad enough, but a U.S. or international legal body should make an official determination on the scale of rights abuse occurring in Burma and take the requisite action to ensure the rights of Rohingya are protected. Questions 1. Why should the world be concerned with the plight of the Rohingya in Burma? The Rohingya are an ethnic minority in Myanmar, which originates from the Indian sub continent. For several centuries they have lived predominantly in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine - also known as Arakan. They are predominately Muslim. Over 20,000 Rohingya moved from Myanmar into Bangladesh, then British-controlled Bengal, after Japanese forces invaded Burma in 1942 during the Second World War. Thousands more crossed over following Burma's independence in 1948 when tensions grew between the Burmese government and Rohingya. They are not officially recognized by the government as citizens and for decades Myanmar's Buddhist majority has been accused of subjecting them to discrimination and violence. 2. What similarities can you find between this incident and other genocides? This is the same type of racist incitement used to such devastating effect in Rwanda against the Tutsis in 1994. All signs are pointing to a coming horror. Yet the government has not just failed to stop these brutal attacks but is participating in it by inciting violence and fuelling hate.
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