Why do people not care when Muslims are the one's being raped and murdered?Watch
The Rohingya face ethnic cleansing and most people don't seem to care.
The scale of human suffering was becoming clear on Thursday, as desperate people like Mohammad Ayaz told how troops attacked his village and killed his pregnant wife.
Cradling his two-year-old son, he said troops killed at least 300 men in the village market and gang-raped dozens of women before setting fire to around 300 homes, Muslim-owned shops and the mosque where he served as imam.
"They shot dead my wife, Jannatun Naim. She was 25 and seven months pregnant. I took refuge at a canal with my two-year-old son, who was hit by a rifle butt," Ayaz said.
So they have little sympathy when Muslims, who are in their billions are raped or killed by a smaller group.
Anyway, in terms of Burma, pretty much all persecuted minority groups go unreported in the west. The Rohingya are not even the only Muslim group in Rakhine state in Burma. The Kamein/Kaman people also live in Rakhine state, although unlike the Rohingya they have been permitted Burmese citizenship, but they too have also suffered backlash and persecution. Some of the refugees fleeing have been from the Kamein/Kaman people, but most likely get reported as being Rohingya.
I would imagine that his underlying argument is that the media doesn't have a choice on what to cover because there aren't many non-Muslim assaults on Muslims. So even if it did wanted to cover the other side of such attacks, they wouldn't have any cases, or any cases of enough significance, to cover.