Monday, May 27, 2013

A two-child policy-- against Muslims

Wes Smith quotes a NYT story:

The local authorities in the western state of Rakhine in Myanmar have imposed a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists in the area and comes amid accusations of ethnic cleansing during earlier sectarian violence. Officials said Saturday that the new measure would be applied to two Rakhine townships that border Bangladesh and that have the highest Muslim populations in the state. 
The unusual order makes Myanmar perhaps the only country in the world to impose such a restriction on a religious group, and it is likely to fuel further criticism that Muslims are being discriminated against in the Buddhist-majority country.

An atrocity. Every human being has a right to have a family, unregulated by the government. Islam certainly does pose a serious threat to many cultures, but totalitarian crimes like government restricting family size are inexcusable and are worse than anything Islam ever did.

Muslims in Myanmar, like all human beings everywhere, have a God-given right to a family, without government interference.

1 comment:

  1. Burma is renowned for it's intolerance. I suspect they just picked on the wrong demographic.