Oppressed majority: Buddhist extremism in Burma

Oppressed majority: Buddhist extremism in Burma

In this video, reporter Emily Johnson looks at the 969 Buddhist nationalist movement, which has been blamed for inciting violence against Burma's minority Muslim population. She talks to U Wirathu, the movement's spiritual leader, and visits the burned out remains of Meiktila's Muslim quarter. 

In this slideshow, she shares the two very different worlds of U Wirathu's Masoeyein monastery and the Meiktila’s Muslim quarter, which was burned after riots in March of 2013. Several dozen people were killed, including 25 students at an Islamic boarding school.

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