Opinion: The gray area in Myanmar′s Rohingya conflict | Opinion | DW | 06.09.2017

A lack of independent information about the conflict strengthens this sharply outlined narrative and is feeding into a global propaganda. Social media is flooded with horrific Rohingya images that aim to prove the crimes of Myanmar’s security forces. But many of these images are part of the fake news machinery.They have been taken from other conflicts and other violence-marred parts of the world for the sake of propaganda. On the other hand, Myanmar’s government headed by de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi denies any wrongdoing and vows to deal with Islamist terrorists strictly. DW’s Rodion EbbighausenA complex situationPoliticians, rights groups and celebrities from all over the world are reacting to the crisis in Rakhine and are calling on the Myanmar government – mostly with noble intentions – to put an end to the violence. But some politicians such as Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Indonesian President Jokowi, Chechnya’s Ramzan Kadyrov and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan are more concerned about their Muslim brotherhood agenda than the Rohingya misery. Thus, these leaders are promoting an oversimplified, stereotypical thinking about the conflict in Rakhine.

Source: Opinion: The gray area in Myanmar′s Rohingya conflict | Opinion | DW | 06.09.2017