Ethnic Cleansing

Bangladesh Offers Repatriation to Rohingya Muslims, None Accept

The government of Bangladesh on Thursday cleared 3,450 Rohingya Muslim refugees to return to their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, but not a single one of the 295 families approached by Bangladeshi and United Nations officials was willing to go. The Bangladeshis were left with a line of empty trucks and buses pointed at the Myanmar border.

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Turkey’s Erdogan Reveals Ethnic Change Plan for Kurdish Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday revealed plans to return four million Syrian refugees to Kurdish-held northern Syria, fueling fears that Ankara is going to further upend the region’s long-established demographics by forcibly replacing the local Kurds with Arabs.

The Associated Press

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Gives First Major Speech on Rohingya Crisis

On Tuesday, the effective (but not official) leader of Myanmar, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, gave her first major speech on the Rohingya crisis. Reviews of the address from international observers have been mixed, with some applauding her for unambiguously condemning human rights violations, while others say she appeared to question whether the Rohingya are suffering such violations at the hands of her government.

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a national address in Naypyidaw on September 19, 2017. Aung San Suu Kyi said on September 19 she 'feels deeply' for the suffering of 'all people' caught up in conflict scorching through Rakhine state, her first comments on a crisis that also …

Nobel-Winning Myanmar Leader Cancels U.N. Trip Amid Rohingya Crisis

On Wednesday, the unofficial leader of Myanmar (formerly Burma) canceled a trip to the U.N. General Assembly, ostensibly because she is needed at home to deal with a terrorist insurgency. Most observers outside Myanmar believe the formerly celebrated, Nobel-winning Aung San Suu Kyi is hiding from the international community that once lauded her, because her government is conducting a campaign of repression – perhaps even ethnic cleansing or genocide – against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi cancels trip to U.N. amid Rohingya criticism

Organizers Of Holocaust March In Germany Ban Israeli Flag

TEL AVIV – Organizers of a Holocaust remembrance ceremony in Germany attempted to “remove with physical violence” a Jewish man for marching with the Israeli flag while allowing anti-Israel activists and those sporting the Palestinian scarf, or keffiyeh, to participate.

A man wears an Israeli flag during the funeral for Israeli Lt. Hadar Goldin on August 3, 2014 in Kfar-saba, Israel. Goldin was thought to have been captured during fighting in Gaza, but was later declared killed in action by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF). (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

Marco Rubio’s Grin of Desperation

As a pro-life activist and filmmaker, what motivates me most is concern for the dignity of the human person, and protecting the vulnerable from violence. That struggle is nothing new, though it takes on different forms at different times.

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