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Calling a Genocide a Genocide

| Oct. 31, 2017

Human rights advocates are too quick to use the G-word to describe mass atrocities. But in the case of the Rohingya, it applies.

The Rohingya refugees who have been pouring across the Myanmar-Bangladesh border for the past month carry with them stories of unspeakable brutality. Enforced starvation, torture, mass rape, the slaughter of newborn infants, the litany of horrors inflicted by Myanmar's military goes on. The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has called these acts "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing." But as the death toll mounts, many are asking whether Myanmar is expelling the Rohingya or exterminating them....

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Cronin-Furman, Kate.“Calling a Genocide a Genocide.” Slate, October 31, 2017.

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