The Price of Hatred

Dr. Habib Siddiqui

In our time there is no denying of the enormous influence of the social media employing web- and mobile-based technologies to support interactive dialogue and communication between organizations, communities and individuals. Thus, mass communication which was once a very expensive avenue to propagate one’s views is now almost a free item.  Social media are also unregulated in most parts of our world, thus, allowing every John or Jane Doe to express and share his or her views on any matter big or small whether or not he or she is qualified or knowledgeable on such matters. It is, therefore, possible that while expressing one’s unfiltered views others can feel abused, demeaned and hurt. And consequently, those feeling hurt, demeaned or abused can react either proportionately or disproportionately, which can turn into violence.
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Akyab central Mosque compound set on fire

Akyab,Arakan State:  The central Mosque of Akyab( Sittwe) was set on fire by Rakhine with the collaboration of security forces – Hluntin and police, today at about 2:00 pm. The central Mosque is situated near main road and east side of U Ottama park of Akyab, according to sources from Akyab.
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British ambassador visits Rathedaung Township

Mauungdaw, Arakan State: British ambassadors Andrew Heyn accompanied by two others visited Rathedung Township from Maungdaw October 6, morning to see the situation of refugees of Rathedaung Township, said a local villager from Shil Khali on condition of anonymity.
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