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. laosuwan August 18, 2013 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    if you really want to be fair and objective you might talkabout the horrors perptrated against the buddhist myanmar residents by muslim aliens from bangladesh who drive them off their lands by rape and murder. And the genocide of buddhist and hindu in wesern bangladesh. everyone is very silent about this ony try to make muslims in myamar look like victim when in fact local people are just fighting back after being killed and they dont wantt to end up like buddhist in bangladesh, southern thailand, malaysia, etc..

  2. Roy Patterson July 16, 2013 at 7:05 am - Reply

    Another phoney attempt by Radical Muslims to tell lies about Mulsims being killed. Muslims will use any means to convence people that they are “The Religion of Peace” while killing, murdering and raping around the world. As my friend says, a former Muslim, don’t believe any of them or trust them. Islam is the religion from HELL.

    • P. A. Josleyn September 15, 2013 at 8:32 am - Reply

      @Mr. Roy Patterson – Thank you for that candid post about Muslims and their penchant for using ‘taqiyya’ whenever politically advantageous for them.

      Personally, I don’t ever mistreat Muslims, I just NEVER trust ANYTHING they say or do.

  3. chyleneramsey March 28, 2013 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    It’s reprehensible that any should behave so savagely towards others; however, I would like to point out the fact that there is seldom if ever such protests made against Muslim atrocities or their similar distortions against other ethnic groups, such as the Jews. You may call me racist ifyou wish, but you also make a blatant assumption by labeling “Buddhists” as murderers, when it is not possible that the entire Buddhist population of Burma committed these terrible crimes. It reminds me of old cowboy movies; if the Indians did it, it was a “massacre”. if the cowboys did it, it was a “victory”.

  4. Patricia March 10, 2013 at 5:13 am - Reply

    see this video , this is real, please do not follow your hate against islam, these are humans, think that maybe you and your family may suffer the same, and I will support you and do not think that you are not muslim, for me you are human, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN9TT1zaxi4&oref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DqN9TT1zaxi4&has_verified=1

  5. Patricia March 10, 2013 at 5:02 am - Reply

    You lie, we have been in Burma, and we saw with our own eyes the other events that you are not showing here, How the beat and kill Muslims in Burma, it is real. You just hate Muslims that is why you come with this pics and try to manipulate truth. Cleaver but not enough.

    • ProudToBeAMuslim April 18, 2013 at 2:29 pm - Reply

      really? yeah i think so too. seems like we can’t trust anyone. but i don’t think the burma massacre is fake.

  6. Napo October 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    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…According to false news they said 20000 Muslim killed,,as I know it less than 500,,so the false news has multiplied by *40..See how false news kill this world.. the medias,politicians only act for its profits,privileged,,but people believe its for their,religions,caste,race,color, etc..what to do,we have only one brain and don’t have enough money to travels those areas to analysis ourselves,,but only thing we can do,stop sharing false news and,share your love and kindness to every being including animals….Then you will have a better world without any discrimination,,

  7. Mariusz Szczepaniak October 21, 2012 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    You can clearly see in the image that says a muslim is being burnt with no one helping that it is a Tibetan. Look closely at the flags…they are Tibetan flags!

  8. Princess Maleiha Bajunaid Candao October 16, 2012 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Social media is the truth.

    Those photos may not be real but the genocide is real. Only people without mercy and conscience would turn their back from the Muslims of Rohingya.

    I just wonder why so much emphasis is given on the wrong photos but less with the genocide as a crime. WHY?

    Open your eyes! Open your conscience as well!

    • laosuwan August 18, 2013 at 11:46 pm - Reply

      the genocide is happening in myamar to the burmese who live along the border with bandldesh and to the buddhist and hindu in western bangladesh, for a long time now. you and the media lie by ignoring this. people cannot take the rape and murder, being driven off their land by the bengali any more. they know what happens to the buddhist in bangladesh, in southern thailand at the hands of the muslim, and they cannot take it any longer. You try to decieve others to supporting the land grabbers not the buddhist victims.

  9. me kashmiri September 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    kashmiri r with u [fight till death ad never fear

    • Sue September 29, 2012 at 6:11 pm - Reply

      This article proves that IN THE NAME OF THE GOD, The wrong punch lines were deliberately .used on pictures of some OLD NEWS, in order to mislead the public . Is this what your religion teaches you to do? You may be able to trick some unintelligent readers but you can never TRICK to your own God. May He forgive you for your terrible LIES.

  10. Safi September 12, 2012 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    maybe they enjoy killing human

  11. allal September 5, 2012 at 7:31 am - Reply

    In the name of God the merciful and unless we insist Muslims in Burma and Anzarethm on their enemies and mercy of their dead and brought them in Thy righteous God destroyed the enemies of Muslims everywhere O lift their banner and united their word God be merciful dead Burma and brought them roomy Jnank you bestow supplication

    • Sue September 27, 2012 at 10:38 pm - Reply

      This article proves that IN THE NAME OF THE GOD, The wrong punch lines were deliberately used on pictures of some OLD NEWS, in order to mislead the public . Is this what your religion teaches you to do? You may be able to trick some unintelligent readers but you can never TRICK to your own God. May He forgive you for your terrible LIES.

    • laosuwan August 18, 2013 at 11:49 pm - Reply

      in the name of blah blah blah. The myanmar are not enemies of islam. your bengali have entered their country and try to push them from their own lands, like the 1500 years of land grabbing of islam. they cannot except it. rohynga go back to Bangladesh and there will be no problem.What? Bangladesh goverhment supports the jihad against myanmar, needs their land due to global warming and islamic supremicy? You dont say!

  12. Tan August 30, 2012 at 5:05 am - Reply

    I went to some of the links provided by you but they are no longer valid. And one is a you tube video but doesn’t show anything what you have said about authenticity of the picture.

  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. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

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