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Selective humanitarianism of Indonesian Muslims

Indiana | Fri, September 8, 2017 | 10:27 am
Selective humanitarianism of Indonesian Muslims Thousands of Muslims stage a protest in front of the Myanmar embassy in Central Jakarta to protest the treatment of the Rohingya people in Myanmar (The Jakarta Post/Dhoni Setiawan)

PREMIUM Our daily news outlets are full of reports on the violence against the Rohingya ethnic group, which have triggered some hardline Islamic groups in Indonesia to organize protests outside famous Buddhist temples. To make matters worse, they, as well as some politicians, have been distributing pictures supposedly from Rakhine, only to inflame the misplaced anger toward the Buddhist community and Budd...

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