Burmese Diaspora

Especially here in  Minneapolis, where large communities of refugees from Asia and Africa have built new lives, it is obvious how a crisis in one part of the world contributes to the globalization of humanity, movements of families and culture and language and cuisine from one place to another. Certainly not novel in human history, I believe it takes on new meaning in today’s world.

This is an interesting article about the Muslims that have fled persecution in former Burma. The Buddhists in that country are angry at the military regime – and they are a majority. If such a well represented religion is restricted, one can imagine the challenges faced by a minority religion, such as Islam. This article is about the community that has moved North to South Western China. When I was studying in Kunming, I was admittedly surprised to find a strong community of Muslims.
China’s southwest a safe haven for Myanmar’s Muslims

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