Social media is lying to you about Burma’s Muslim cleansing

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 Faraz Ahmed | farazahmed.com

Social networking sites are abuzz with news about Muslims being killed in Burma.You can see the sporadic posting of pictures by different people with captions like ‘Muslims killing in Burma’, ‘Muslims slaughtered by Buddhists in Burma’ and so on.

Thus, I took on the mission to sort the truth out for myself once and for all and researched some pictures that I felt were dubious. Below are a few pictures and their original copies. You can evidently see the gross difference between them and how they are thrown out of context.

A picture shared on facebook:

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I have found original version here:

http://www.tibetancommunity.be/news/chinaquake.html

This picture was taken in 2010 regarding Earthquake in China and tibetians community help and rescue in China. Now Islamic political parties and some other elements are sharing this image as Muslims killing / slaughter in Burma.

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This was a picture shared on Facebook.

I have found the original version which reads differently to the the one posted on the social networking site.

This picture was taken in 2010 after an earthquake in China and captures the efforts put in by the Tibetans to help rescue the victims. Now, Islamic political parties and some other elements are sharing this image as Muslim killing and their slaughter in Burma.

Another widely circulated  picture captioned “More then 1,000 people killed in Burma” is also fake.

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The original, as you can see below, is taken in Thailand in the year 2004. This picture shows protesters that were tear-gassed outside the Tal Bai police station in Bangkok. This is roughly 1,409.9 km away from Burma! What is grossly negligent about these photos is the factual ignorance of the hate these misleading photos can culminate.

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Below, please find another image which was posted online, this time. It reads ‘Terrorists of Budhism of Burma kills 500 Muslims’.

As you can guess, this is also a fabricated picture.

In reality, this image belongs to a Human Rights violation incident by the Thai authorities against the Rohingya ethnic minority of Burma. These refugees were detained for a few weeks and then sent off drifting into the sea.

Here is another instance of such fallacy spreading across the social media sites regarding the massacre of Muslims in Burma.

fb image Muslims Killing in Burma and our Social Media / Islamic Parties

This picture is extremely misleading considering that the original image was about the riots in Thailand that took place in 2003!

Now, take a look at the image below and observe how it is blown out of context.

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Now, view the original.

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The original picture is not even remotely close to what the picture above states. In fact, a Tibetan protester had set himself on fire in protest prior to the arrival of Chinese president Hu Jintao and that too in Delhi.

I do not deny the killings of Muslims in Burma – not even for a minute.

I think it is horrific and I am sympathetic towards the immense loss being suffered by my Muslim brothers and sisters abroad.

What I am against is being lied to.

Imagine the amount of lies we are being fed through these pictures. How can one trust any image online if such drastic manipulation and editing is being done to cater to someone’s political or personal agenda?

Social media and networking sites, if used properly, can be an impressive tool in spreading awareness amongst its users, but it can be an equally dangerous median as well if misused.

These images are false and are only igniting hatred and prejudice in our youth.

We need to become more vigilant and aware of the credibility and authenticity of  pictures we browse through. It only takes one wrong image to push us over the edge towards extremism.

added: 07-18-2012

I have found more more picture (07-18-2012)  so I am sharing it here.

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The real image was regarding 9/11 attacks and arrests of Tajikis and Uzbiks.

http://www.islamicfashionfestival.com.my/malay/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53&Itemid=85

 

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I Like to mention that POSTING THESE FAKE IMAGES DOESN’T MEANS THAT MUSLIMS ARE NOT KILLED IN BURMA, THE ONLY REASON OF SHARING THOSE IMAGES IS TO SHOW HOW SOCIAL MEDIA AND POLITICAL PARTIES ARE MANIPULATING IMAGES.

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  1. Făizăl Aminhăt July 17, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    nothin to say about dis missusing the social net work insted of good usage for makin people confusing…….don't do dis nd whoever do dis dey never get satisfacion on deir life..

  2. Făizăl Aminhăt July 17, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    nothin to say about dis missusing the social net work insted of good usage for makin people confusing…….don't do dis nd whoever do dis dey never get satisfacion on deir life..

  3. Făizăl Aminhăt July 17, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    nothin to say about dis missusing the social net work insted of good usage for makin people confusing…….don't do dis nd whoever do dis dey never get satisfacion on deir life..

  4. Făizăl Aminhăt July 17, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    nothin to say about dis missusing the social net work insted of good usage for makin people confusing…….don't do dis nd whoever do dis dey never get satisfacion on deir life..

  5. Făizăl Aminhăt July 17, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    nothin to say about dis missusing the social net work insted of good usage for makin people confusing…….don't do dis nd whoever do dis dey never get satisfacion on deir life..

  6. Făizăl Aminhăt July 17, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    nothin to say about dis missusing the social net work insted of good usage for makin people confusing…….don't do dis nd whoever do dis dey never get satisfacion on deir life..

  7. Făizăl Aminhăt July 17, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    nothin to say about dis missusing the social net work insted of good usage for makin people confusing…….don't do dis nd whoever do dis dey never get satisfacion on deir life..

  8. Făizăl Aminhăt July 17, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    nothin to say about dis missusing the social net work insted of good usage for makin people confusing…….don't do dis nd whoever do dis dey never get satisfacion on deir life..

  9. Făizăl Aminhăt July 17, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    nothin to say about dis missusing the social net work insted of good usage for makin people confusing…….don't do dis nd whoever do dis dey never get satisfacion on deir life..

  10. Făizăl Aminhăt July 17, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    nothin to say about dis missusing the social net work insted of good usage for makin people confusing…….don't do dis nd whoever do dis dey never get satisfacion on deir life..

  11. Făizăl Aminhăt July 17, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    nothin to say about dis missusing the social net work insted of good usage for makin people confusing…….don't do dis nd whoever do dis dey never get satisfacion on deir life..

  12. Făizăl Aminhăt July 17, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    nothin to say about dis missusing the social net work insted of good usage for makin people confusing…….don't do dis nd whoever do dis dey never get satisfacion on deir life..

  13. Făizăl Aminhăt July 17, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    nothin to say about dis missusing the social net work insted of good usage for makin people confusing…….don't do dis nd whoever do dis dey never get satisfacion on deir life..

  14. Făizăl Aminhăt July 17, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    nothin to say about dis missusing the social net work insted of good usage for makin people confusing…….don't do dis nd whoever do dis dey never get satisfacion on deir life..

  15. Făizăl Aminhăt July 17, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    nothin to say about dis missusing the social net work insted of good usage for makin people confusing…….don't do dis nd whoever do dis dey never get satisfacion on deir life..

  16. Faizal Aminhat July 17, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    nothin to say about dis missusing the social net work insted of good usage for makin people confusing…….don't do dis nd whoever do dis dey never get satisfacion on deir life..

    • Safwan Zulfiqar July 20, 2012 at 11:27 am - Reply

      the pics may be confussing but the genocide is a fact.search google and wikipedia.

    • Mustafa Alkhatib July 22, 2012 at 4:50 am - Reply

      that is right

  17. Făizăl Aminhăt July 17, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    nothin to say about dis missusing the social net work insted of good usage for makin people confusing…….don't do dis nd whoever do dis dey never get satisfacion on deir life..

  18. Muse1876 July 16, 2012 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    Why not just tell the truth? Why lie about it? That goes for all sides and all media outlets.

  19. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  20. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  21. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

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  22. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  23. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  24. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  25. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  26. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

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  27. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  28. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

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  29. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

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  30. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  31. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  32. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  33. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  34. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  35. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  36. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  37. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  38. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  39. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  40. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  41. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  42. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  43. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  44. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  45. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  46. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  47. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  48. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

  49. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

    • Habib Ur Rehman July 23, 2012 at 11:07 am - Reply

      hina listen why u begging these punks like they gonna listen to us i just wanna ruin them inshallah just pray for them

      • javed July 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm - Reply

        this all picture is right i was seen this all thinking by my eyes

        • sufiyaan July 25, 2012 at 2:36 pm - Reply

          plz forward to save innocent muslim in burma

    • Jazz Sk August 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      AMEEN SUMA AMEEN UNKE LIYA DUA KARO BUS … AUR SABAR KARO BOHAT JALD …. BURMA KA NAAM DUNIYA SE MITH JAYEGA INSHALLL ALLAH KE KEHAR UNPE NAZIL HOGA AMEEN….

  50. Hina Mirza July 16, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    asalamulykum dear brothers and sisters stop killing our Muslim brothers.Dear Muslims save your brothers from this tyrany.

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