Burma may turn into the next Rwanda
Last week 50,000 people joined the Avaaz community from Burma. To find out their opinion on the Rohingya situation they were sent a poll and the results showed the huge amount of fear and misunderstanding:
83% believed the Rohingya should be denied citizenship.
67% believed the Rohingya should be forced to leave Burma.
Even with these discriminatory views, a large majority of the signers did not condone violence. However, the lack of tolerance expressed contributes to a climate that has allowed this violence to continue.
But this also gives us a tremendous opportunity to speak directly to tens of thousands of people in Burma. We can talk openly to this group of 50,000 about the fears and divisions tearing the country apart and the importance of the Rohingya’s human rights. Historically, when people hear from others why such views are misguided their prejudices change.
Let’s send them messages from the rest of our community, offering a vision of love and compassion that, if adopted, can bring Burma together and ease this conflict. Let’s offer a vision of tolerance and encourage them to see that we are all one human community, and that understanding and brotherhood will always yield more than fear, suspicion and hatred.
Send your personal message now and we’ll deliver it to those who expressed the kind of animosity we all want to see vanish from this world.
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