Burma Genocide Tyrone Pen Asim Chughtai What is Genocide According to Meriam Webster, genocide is defined as the deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group. Where is Burma Burma is east of India and south of China. Its southeastern border has a coastline with the Bay of Bengal. It is also referred to as Myanmar. Causes of the Genocide The Muslim Rohingya have no legal status and face discrimination, abuse, and elevated violence in Burma. Hate speech an violent attack are occurring currently. The Christian Karen people are the target of a militarized ethnic conflict headed by the Burmese government. The government is being accused of “Ethnic cleansing”. Dates 2012- Violent attacks and hate speech with antiMuslim sentiment. Present Day- Militarized action against the Christian Karen people. Who is Responsible The new democratic government is doing little to help the Rohingya and have kept fairly quiet about the ill-treatment of these people. The government of Burma has launched militarized action against the Christian Karen people to maintain the Burmese culture. Picture of Conflict Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means. -Ronald Reagan What is the Conflict The conflict is mainly around religion and the various conflicts that arise with stratified religions. Over 200,000 Karen people have been driven out of their homes because they are Christian. The Rohingya people continue to be persecuted because they are Muslim. Who is Involved The Muslim Rohingya, Christian Karen, and the Predominant Buddhist government. What is Being Done About It For the Rohingya people, little to no hope has been seen since the government itself does nothing to help them out in their battle with violent discrimination. The Christian Karen people have militarized action against them by the government. Result The conflict is ongoing despite efforts made by the United Nations. The antiMuslim movement in Burma continues to engulf the nation and create conflict each day. What Can You Do Build museum Write book and novel Tell story Teach kids at school Donate money Pledge Awareness We Pledge Awareness of the conflicts in Burma and will do our part in stopping this abomination. Works Cited "Myanmar Profile - Timeline - BBC News." BBC News. Web. 21 Jan. 2016. "Burma « World Without Genocide - Working to Create a World Without Genocide." Burma « World Without Genocide - Working to Create a World Without Genocide. Web. 21 Jan. 2016. Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster. Web. 21 Jan. 2016. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Web. 21 Jan. 2016. "Burma - United to End Genocide." United to End Genocide. Web. 21 Jan. 2016. "Genocide - Google Search." Genocide - Google Search. Web. 21 Jan. 2016.