EPW: “Rohingya Crisis: Focus on 'Intolerant Religion' Disregards Complex Moral and Policy Challenges”

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, a professor at Northwestern University, argues that identifying religious difference and discrimination as the main culprits in the Rohingya crisis masks the economic and political interests. It deflects attention away from state-sponsored violence, political and economic ambitions of the governing elite, and the anti-immigrant and xenophobic basis of the discrimination.

EPW Rohingya Crisis: Focus on 'Intolerant Religion' Disregards Complex Moral and Policy Challenges http://www.epw.in/engage/article/rohingya-crisis-politics-religion-and-distress-myanmar?0=ip_login_no_cache%3D905bd6d3f8f482cabd7ca9af18f3933f