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    Saw an interesting story on Al Jazeera this morning about a new law introduced in Burma's restive western state of Rakhine where couples would be limited to a maximum of two children. However authorities have apparently excluded Buddhists from the new enactment.

    Rakhine state spokesman Win Myaing said the new programme was meant to stem rapid population growth in the Muslim community, which a government-appointed commission identified as one of the causes of the sectarian violence.

    Although Muslims are the majority in the two townships in which the new policy applies, they account for only about 4 percent of Myanmar's roughly 60 million people.

    The measure was enacted a week ago after the commission recommended family planning programs to stem population growth among Muslims, Win Myaing said.

    The commission also recommended doubling the number of security forces in the volatile region.

    "The population growth of Rohingya Muslims is 10 times higher than that of the Rakhine (Buddhists)," Win Myaing said. "Overpopulation is one of the causes of tension."
    Two child limit imposed on Myanmar's Rohingya - Asia-Pacific - Al Jazeera English

    With all the accusations of western discrimination and violence towards Muslims here is an actual clear cut example of Muslim's being discriminated against. Why does AQ and other Islamist groups rarely go after East Asian countries with the level of ferocity we in the West are used to? I couldn't see an Islamic insurgency lasting too long in China or North Korea.

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    So does that 2 child limit that applies to a couple mean a Muslim man and just one of his wives or a man with the combined total of his wives?
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    What do you think "cull" means?
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    There's been a few muslim terrorist attacks in the Xinjiang province of NW China over th years hasn't there?. Not sure what the reaction of the authorities has been. I'd image they'd be pretty brutal should muslim extremists start attacking the heart of thr country. Then of course Indonesia and the Philippines have had regular attacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    What do you think "cull" means?
    I think you know exactly what it means?

    Mobs of Buddhists armed with machetes razed thousands of Muslim homes, leaving hundreds of people dead and forcing 125,000 to flee, mostly Muslims.

    Witnesses and human rights groups said riot police stood by as crowds attacked Muslims and burned their villages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schomberg View Post
    There's been a few muslim terrorist attacks in the Xinjiang province of NW China over th years hasn't there?. Not sure what the reaction of the authorities has been. I'd image they'd be pretty brutal should muslim extremists start attacking the heart of thr country. Then of course Indonesia and the Philippines have had regular attacks.
    This is the thing though, China has been quite brutal in its treatment of the minority Uighur Muslim people yet you never heard a whisper from AQ or any of the other nutter groups bordering the country. They realise the response from Beijing to any fighters coming across the border from Afghanistan and Pakistan would be devastating to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    What do you think "cull" means?
    I know what it means but to me the word "cull" summons up an image of fluffy white baby seals being clubbed to death.

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    Ren , look up what muslim sect the rohinga are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren84 View Post
    I think you know exactly what it means?
    Exactly. That's culling. Removing them, usually by killing them. A 2 child policy isn't culling. It's population control, and wrong, but it's not culling, and to use the word in relation to the policy detracts from what happened last year. It's like when people misuse "Genocide".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren84 View Post
    This is the thing though, China has been quite brutal in its treatment of the minority Uighur Muslim people yet you never heard a whisper from AQ or any of the other nutter groups bordering the country. They realise the response from Beijing to any fighters coming across the border from Afghanistan and Pakistan would be devastating to say the least.
    I agree but I suppose the lure of Fighting The Great Satan is more powerful for potential recruitment than the vast emptiness of China. Muslims in the middle east are a lot closer to the West culturally than they are to Asia. If someone muslim nutjob hacks a chinese soldier to death in the street, the west or the middle east probably wouldn't take much notice but Lee Rigbys murder sent shockwaves all over the western world. From a cold calculated POV, attacks and terror in the west have far more propaganda value.
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