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. jampa August 16, 2012 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Thank you for your clarification to such a faked images of Tibetan, which was actually created from Pakistan. Whatever be the result, the issue has already begun. The victim will be faced by Tibetan refugees which have already started in some part of city like Mysore where one Tibetan has been stabbed by knife.

  2. Jampa August 16, 2012 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Thank you writer and also for Pema Trinley (you may be editor of Tibetan Review magazine) for your clarification and explanation correctly to the world. Because of such fabricated images, these created immense hatred among Indian Muslim towards Tibetan refugees that it makes unsafe for them because of fearing of beating and killing to them. Such case of beating and stabbing have already happened in South India. So I think it is the responsibility of the Muslim head to request them to end such inhuman and ir-religioustic actions for the world peace and safe.

    Religious harmony is base of world peace!

  3. Jampa August 16, 2012 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Thank you writer and also for Pema Trinley (you may be editor of Tibetan Review magazine) for your clarification and explanation correctly to the world. Becausr of such fabricated images, these created immense hatred among Indian Muslim towards Tibetan refugees that it makes unsafe for them because of fearing of beating and killing to them. Such case of beating and stabbing have already happened in South India. So I think it is the responsibility of the Muslim head to request them to end such inhuman and ir-religioustic actions for the world peace and safe.

  4. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  5. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  6. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  7. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  8. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  9. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  10. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  11. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  12. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  13. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  14. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  15. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  16. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  17. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  18. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  19. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  20. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  21. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  22. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  23. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  24. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  25. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  26. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  27. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  28. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  29. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  30. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  31. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  32. Reaz Mohammed Sattar August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Don't be ridiculous, have you not read the artcle. Why are you hating on buddhists generally, its ignorant and the kind of thing that's wrong with this world. You know what islamophobbes say "God kill muslims", you are no different my friend. Please be more rational when make hate speech against mllions of people who are mostly innocent.

  33. Juber Ahmed August 16, 2012 at 3:49 am - Reply

    some people are there in this world they name them as muslim but they actually a traitor and they get money from the non-muslim missonaries. If they don’t have the guts to speak the truth and show their real image then why they interfere in the matters of muslim. see we muslim never betray others by keeping our name fake one as one of them has done. Just wait ALLAH will take the revenge.

  34. Mehfooz Ahmed Khan August 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    miss Lilli its about media do this think shame on media do like war………..not a Muslim

  35. Mehfooz Ahmed Khan August 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    miss Lilli its about media do this think shame on media do like war………..not a Muslim

  36. Mehfooz Ahmed Khan August 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    miss Lilli its about media do this think shame on media do like war………..not a Muslim

  37. Mehfooz Ahmed Khan August 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    miss Lilli its about media do this think shame on media do like war………..not a Muslim

  38. Mehfooz Ahmed Khan August 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    miss Lilli its about media do this think shame on media do like war………..not a Muslim

  39. Mehfooz Ahmed Khan August 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    miss Lilli its about media do this think shame on media do like war………..not a Muslim

  40. Mehfooz Ahmed Khan August 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    miss Lilli its about media do this think shame on media do like war………..not a Muslim

  41. Mehfooz Ahmed Khan August 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    miss Lilli its about media do this think shame on media do like war………..not a Muslim

  42. Mehfooz Ahmed Khan August 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    miss Lilli its about media do this think shame on media do like war………..not a Muslim

  43. Mehfooz Ahmed Khan August 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    miss Lilli its about media do this think shame on media do like war………..not a Muslim

  44. Mehfooz Ahmed Khan August 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    miss Lilli its about media do this think shame on media do like war………..not a Muslim

  45. Mehfooz Ahmed Khan August 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    miss Lilli its about media do this think shame on media do like war………..not a Muslim

  46. Mehfooz Ahmed Khan August 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    miss Lilli its about media do this think shame on media do like war………..not a Muslim

  47. Mehfooz Ahmed Khan August 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    miss Lilli its about media do this think shame on media do like war………..not a Muslim

  48. Mehfooz Ahmed Khan August 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    miss Lilli its about media do this think shame on media do like war………..not a Muslim

  49. Mehfooz Ahmed Khan August 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    miss Lilli its about media do this think shame on media do like war………..not a Muslim

  50. Mehfooz Ahmed Khan August 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    miss Lilli its about media do this think shame on media do like war………..not a Muslim

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