Burma: Religious Freedom and Rohingya Muslims in Peril

By: Engy Abdelkader

“…[N]o man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish enlarge, or affect their civil capacities….”

- Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom, 1786

Permanent Link: https://www.religiousfreedominstitute.org/cornerstone/2016/7/14/tj7jtiv3wspvp389k5grgf56775xaw

Persecuted and Stateless: The Crisis of Rohingya Muslims

By: RFP Staff

Religious Freedom Project (RFP): Good afternoon, Dr. Uddin. Could you tell us a bit about who you are, where you work, and why you’re here today? 

Dr. Wakar Uddin (Uddin): I am Dr. Wakar Uddin. I am Rohingya, an ethnic minority in the Arakan state in Burma, currently known as Rahkine state. I’m here today with the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center to answer your questions about Rohingya Muslims and religious freedom in Burma.

Permanent Link: https://www.religiousfreedominstitute.org/cornerstone/2016/7/14/persecuted-and-stateless-the-crisis-of-rohingya-muslims