Monday, September 14, 2020

The racist "patriots" of Burma (Daily Show)

Trevor Noah (Daily Show); Pfc. Sandoval, Seth Auberon, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
(The Daily Show) Trevor Noah looks at anti-Muslim violence by monks and citizens in Myanmar.

I lost everything for Burma.
The Patriotic Association of Myanmar, abbreviated Ma Ba Tha (မဘသ) in Burmese, is variously translated into English as the "Association for the Protection of Race and Religion," the "Organization for the Protection of Race and Religion," and the "Committee for the Protection of Nationality and Religion." It is an ultra nationalist Buddhist organization based in Myanmar (Burma). Some members are connected to the 969 Movement. In May 2017, the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, which regulates the Buddhist monastics in the country, ordered the group disbanded. The group renamed itself as the Buddha Dhamma Charity Foundation, which government officials have also outlawed, according to government officials. More

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