Members of an Islamist group shout slogans during a protest after Friday prayers in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, over the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Photo: AFP

Why the Rohingya? Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing is driven by an irrational fear of Muslims becoming the majority

Gwynne Dyer says mistreatment of ethnic and religious minorities is not uncommon in Myanmar, but the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims is driven by a unique anti-Muslim paranoia

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Members of an Islamist group shout slogans during a protest after Friday prayers in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, over the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Photo: AFP
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