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. Fusioncat WingBliss August 29, 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Well done! "Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is spoken and rumoured by many. BUT if after observation & analysis when you find that anything agrees with reason & is conductive to the GOOD & BENEFIT of one & all then accept it & live up to it. Buddhism teach non-attachment to "forms", we believe every sentient being is like a little seed with the potential to grow into a beautiful flower. The enemy is not outside but inside (ignorance, greed & aversion). Let not incite any more anger & aversion.

  2. Fusioncat WingBliss August 29, 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Well done! "Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is spoken and rumoured by many. BUT if after observation & analysis when you find that anything agrees with reason & is conductive to the GOOD & BENEFIT of one & all then accept it & live up to it. Buddhism teach non-attachment to "forms", we believe every sentient being is like a little seed with the potential to grow into a beautiful flower. The enemy is not outside but inside (ignorance, greed & aversion). Let not incite any more anger & aversion.

  3. Fusioncat WingBliss August 29, 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Well done! "Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is spoken and rumoured by many. BUT if after observation & analysis when you find that anything agrees with reason & is conductive to the GOOD & BENEFIT of one & all then accept it & live up to it. Buddhism teach non-attachment to "forms", we believe every sentient being is like a little seed with the potential to grow into a beautiful flower. The enemy is not outside but inside (ignorance, greed & aversion). Let not incite any more anger & aversion.

  4. Fusioncat WingBliss August 29, 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Well done! "Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is spoken and rumoured by many. BUT if after observation & analysis when you find that anything agrees with reason & is conductive to the GOOD & BENEFIT of one & all then accept it & live up to it. Buddhism teach non-attachment to "forms", we believe every sentient being is like a little seed with the potential to grow into a beautiful flower. The enemy is not outside but inside (ignorance, greed & aversion). Let not incite any more anger & aversion.

  5. Fusioncat WingBliss August 29, 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Well done! "Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is spoken and rumoured by many. BUT if after observation & analysis when you find that anything agrees with reason & is conductive to the GOOD & BENEFIT of one & all then accept it & live up to it. Buddhism teach non-attachment to "forms", we believe every sentient being is like a little seed with the potential to grow into a beautiful flower. The enemy is not outside but inside (ignorance, greed & aversion). Let not incite any more anger & aversion.

  6. Fusioncat WingBliss August 29, 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Well done! "Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is spoken and rumoured by many. BUT if after observation & analysis when you find that anything agrees with reason & is conductive to the GOOD & BENEFIT of one & all then accept it & live up to it. Buddhism teach non-attachment to "forms", we believe every sentient being is like a little seed with the potential to grow into a beautiful flower. The enemy is not outside but inside (ignorance, greed & aversion). Let not incite any more anger & aversion.

  7. Fusioncat WingBliss August 29, 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Well done! "Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is spoken and rumoured by many. BUT if after observation & analysis when you find that anything agrees with reason & is conductive to the GOOD & BENEFIT of one & all then accept it & live up to it. Buddhism teach non-attachment to "forms", we believe every sentient being is like a little seed with the potential to grow into a beautiful flower. The enemy is not outside but inside (ignorance, greed & aversion). Let not incite any more anger & aversion.

  8. Fusioncat WingBliss August 29, 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Well done! "Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is spoken and rumoured by many. BUT if after observation & analysis when you find that anything agrees with reason & is conductive to the GOOD & BENEFIT of one & all then accept it & live up to it. Buddhism teach non-attachment to "forms", we believe every sentient being is like a little seed with the potential to grow into a beautiful flower. The enemy is not outside but inside (ignorance, greed & aversion). Let not incite any more anger & aversion.

  9. Fusioncat WingBliss August 29, 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Well done! "Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is spoken and rumoured by many. BUT if after observation & analysis when you find that anything agrees with reason & is conductive to the GOOD & BENEFIT of one & all then accept it & live up to it. Buddhism teach non-attachment to "forms", we believe every sentient being is like a little seed with the potential to grow into a beautiful flower. The enemy is not outside but inside (ignorance, greed & aversion). Let not incite any more anger & aversion.

  10. Fusioncat WingBliss August 29, 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Well done! "Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is spoken and rumoured by many. BUT if after observation & analysis when you find that anything agrees with reason & is conductive to the GOOD & BENEFIT of one & all then accept it & live up to it. Buddhism teach non-attachment to "forms", we believe every sentient being is like a little seed with the potential to grow into a beautiful flower. The enemy is not outside but inside (ignorance, greed & aversion). Let not incite any more anger & aversion.

  11. Fusioncat WingBliss August 29, 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Well done! "Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is spoken and rumoured by many. BUT if after observation & analysis when you find that anything agrees with reason & is conductive to the GOOD & BENEFIT of one & all then accept it & live up to it. Buddhism teach non-attachment to "forms", we believe every sentient being is like a little seed with the potential to grow into a beautiful flower. The enemy is not outside but inside (ignorance, greed & aversion). Let not incite any more anger & aversion.

  12. Fusioncat WingBliss August 29, 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Well done! "Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is spoken and rumoured by many. BUT if after observation & analysis when you find that anything agrees with reason & is conductive to the GOOD & BENEFIT of one & all then accept it & live up to it. Buddhism teach non-attachment to "forms", we believe every sentient being is like a little seed with the potential to grow into a beautiful flower. The enemy is not outside but inside (ignorance, greed & aversion). Let not incite any more anger & aversion.

  13. Fusioncat WingBliss August 29, 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Well done! "Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is spoken and rumoured by many. BUT if after observation & analysis when you find that anything agrees with reason & is conductive to the GOOD & BENEFIT of one & all then accept it & live up to it. Buddhism teach non-attachment to "forms", we believe every sentient being is like a little seed with the potential to grow into a beautiful flower. The enemy is not outside but inside (ignorance, greed & aversion). Let not incite any more anger & aversion.

  14. Fusioncat WingBliss August 29, 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Well done! "Do not believe in anything (simply) because it is spoken and rumoured by many. BUT if after observation & analysis when you find that anything agrees with reason & is conductive to the GOOD & BENEFIT of one & all then accept it & live up to it. Buddhism teach non-attachment to "forms", we believe every sentient being is like a little seed with the potential to grow into a beautiful flower. The enemy is not outside but inside (ignorance, greed & aversion). Let not incite any more anger & aversion.

  15. Carleea August 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Brilliant work. Well done. That must have taken you a long time. Thanks.

  16. Dervish Chishtiya Sufism August 26, 2012 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    Excellent info , wish most of the misguided Muslim community does not heed to fabricated and false info by the evil ones ,
    and must maintain peace with all humanity for sake of communal harmony and prosperity as ordered by Universal holy Prophet Muhammed .s.a.w. .

    : Sufism Prevails .

  17. dilshad ali August 20, 2012 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    plz dnt do this stop killig muslims .

  18. Mohammad Gousoddin August 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm - Reply

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  36. Mohammad Gousoddin August 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm - Reply

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  37. Mohammad Gousoddin August 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm - Reply

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  38. Mohammad Gousoddin August 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm - Reply

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  39. Mohammad Gousoddin August 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm - Reply

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  41. Mohammad Gousoddin August 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm - Reply

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  42. Mohammad Gousoddin August 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm - Reply

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  43. Mohammad Gousoddin August 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm - Reply

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  44. Mohammad Gousoddin August 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm - Reply

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  45. Mohammad Gousoddin August 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm - Reply

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  46. Mohammad Gousoddin August 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm - Reply

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  47. Mohammad Gousoddin August 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm - Reply

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  48. Mohammad Gousoddin August 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm - Reply

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  49. Tenzin Tsenpey August 17, 2012 at 2:40 am - Reply

    But there is nothing to do with Tibetan. We are totally Different from Burmese.. they are Hinyana Buddhist and we are Mahayana Buddhist like Shiya and Sunni in Islam. Tibetan monks wear red color of robes while Burmese are wear Saffron with no shirt. So, plz stop attacking Tibetan people. We are peace loving people. We never harm to anyone. Even we are already going with hard time by self-immolation happen in Tibet against Chinese government. Then why we should create another problem with Muslims brother. So, plz use ur Concise mind before believe in propaganda photos.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=346075988809716&set=at.116654845085166.28183.100002219526110.1184186964&type=1&theater

  50. 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.

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