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Myanmar's Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence and the Making of Muslim 'Other'

Focuses on the ethnic violence in June 2012 until 2016 between Buddhists and Muslims in western Myanmar and its aftermath in Rakhine State and Karen State, including movements from Rangoon as well as government policy and responsive measures. Narrates the catalyst event from a rape and murder of a 26-year-old Rakhine woman by 3 Bengali Muslims. Outlines the escalation of rival information and hate speeches that led to random revenges by Rakhine Buddhists and following by Rakhine Muslims, such as 300 Rakhine Buddhists dragging Muslim missionaries off the bus and beaten to death, Rohingya mobs attacking Buddhists’ properties across the town, and finally leading to apartheid state and landless Rohingya.