Roots of the Rohingya crisis go back 800 years 

your say May 23, 2017 23:11

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Re: “Rohingya crisis in Southeast Asia: The Jihadi Dimension”, Insight, May 17.



The eastward drive of Muslim conquest came to an end in Bengal in the years 1199-1200 as a result of resistance put up by the Burmese. Without the Burmese resistance the Muslims would have carried their jihad further east and likely wiped out Buddhism in Myanmar, Thailand and surrounding countries. Thus the so-called Rohingya crisis marks the successful halting of an 800-year eastward expansion of Islam. 

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