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Anti-Islam group heralds Myanmar leader as being tough on Muslims

The group has credited her for an anti-Muslim policies she had nothing to do with.

By BOHEMIST STAFF

PRAGUE – The local anti-Islam group known as Blok proti islamizaci, or “Block against Islamization,” last week praised Myanmar’s (formerly known as Burma) de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, attributing to her decades of religious oppression against Muslims.

The group, which compared Suu Kyi to President Milos Zeman by proudly labeling them both as Islamophobic, said the Noble laureate’s country imposed far stricter rules on Muslims than the Czech Republic and that she was therefore a “much tougher” leader.

Among the policies of the Myanmar government the group cites are the fact that oppressed

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Rohingya Muslims are not allowed to vote and are not registered as citizens, both of which were implemented during a junta government far before Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy came to power in November. They also point to the expulsion of Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) from the country in 2014, while they working to provide treatment to local Muslim groups on the brink of starvation.

The rise of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar last year broke decades of military rule in Myanmar. She has however come under fire in the international community for not taking a harder line on still-powerful nationalist elements keen to eradicate the sizable ethnic Muslim population.

Blok proti islamizaci has made a name for themselves for their continued protest “theater,” which included a mock ISIS invasion at Old Town Square, and more recently a march in full Muslim garb in front of the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Prague.

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