Sunday, May 26, 2013

More trouble for Muslims in Myanmar--Two Child Limit

More trouble for Myanmar Muslims. Authorities in the western state of Rakhine in Myanmar imposed a two-child limit on Muslims. The New York Times says that it is the only such ban in the world on a religious group and is sure to increase tensions between Buddhists an Muslims in Myanmar.

Myanmar, formerly Burma, is predominantly Buddhist and does not recognize Rohingya Muslims as one of its 135 recognized ethnic groups. They see them as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. According to The Guardian, Muslims represent 4% in a country of over 60 million

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Women and Islam: Resources from GMU

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