When hatred becomes extreme

By Dr. Habib Siddiqui

Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk, wrote, “When fear becomes collective, when anger becomes collective, it’s extremely dangerous. It is overwhelming… The mass media and the military-industrial complex create a prison for us, so we continue to think, see, and act in the same way… We need the courage to express ourselves even when the majority is going in the opposite direction… because a change of direction can happen only when there is a collective awakening… Therefore, it is very important to say, ‘I am here!’ to those who share the same kind of insight.” [The Art of Power] Continue reading “When hatred becomes extreme”

Correcting the false narrative of the Ma Ba Tha

By Habib Siddiqui

Wirathu and his band of criminal Buddhist monks have hijacked Buddhism and poisoned the political discourse inside Myanmar. Ma Ba Tha uses the news of the rape and murder of a Rakhine woman allegedly by Rohingya Muslims in Arakan in 2012 to paint a very damning picture of the divide between “us” and “them”. And such a nasty propaganda, a false one, which I must remind our readers, has worked because people are always willing to believe the worst about one’s enemies if they are programmed as such.
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Rohingya isuues urgently need to solve: BROUK President

Tun Khin, the President of Burmese Rohingya Organization UK (BROUK),  explained deteriorating situation of Rohingya – threat of a new genocide and population at grave risk for additional mass atrocities, mass graves issue in Thailand and White card issue – to international communities and urged an urgent action need to slove  Rohingya issues on May 6 at 6th annual European Parliament edition of the One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival  took placed in European Parliament – Yehudi Menuhin Space: Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels, according to BROUK information.

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Ranieri Sabatucci, Tun Khin, Ben Rogers, Barbara Lochbihler  at panel discussion

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