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.
Two child limit imposed on Myanmar's Rohingya - Asia-Pacific - Al Jazeera EnglishRakhine 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."
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.