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Buddhist extremists stop Muslim ceremony in Myanmar

 Extremist Buddhist nationalists have stopped a Muslim religious ceremony in Myanmar’s commercial capital, Yangon, amid an ongoing bloody campaign against Rohingya Muslims in the western state of Rakhine.

 

 

 Extremist Buddhist nationalists have stopped a Muslim religious ceremony in Myanmar’s commercial capital, Yangon, amid an ongoing bloody campaign against Rohingya Muslims in the western state of Rakhine.

Organizers said dozens of people, led by a handful of maroon-robed monks, marched in Yangon to shut down a service marking a religious ceremony. Witnesses said the monks barged into the ceremony shortly after it started, demanding it be shut down. Kyaw Nyein, the secretary of the Ulama Islam organization, described the latest assault on the Muslim gathering as a violation of religious freedom.

 

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