Will the Rohingya Muslims of Burma be the world's next genocide victims?
Burma’s government says it’s investigating the recent mass killing of Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Western Rakhine province, but it insists that foreigners not interfere. The U.N. reports that Buddhist mobs killed just under 50 Rohingya in the latest round of violent unrest in the area. Graeme Wood is contributing editor at The Atlantic. He was recently in Burma to investigate what’s happening to the Rohingya Muslims. Wood wrote about his experiences in a new article for The New Republic called, "A Countryside of Concentration Camps: Burma could be the site of the world's next genocide." (PHOTO: In this Oct. 3, 2013 photo, a Muslim woman cries after Rakhine state chief minister’s motorcade passed through a road in Shwehlay village, in Thandwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar. The woman cried after government authorities who visited the burnt villages in Shwehlay comforted and gave donations to the victims. Her home was among more than 100 burned down in attacks that occurred just hours before President Thein Sein visited the area. AP PhotoKhin Maung Win)