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Policemen stop Muslim protesters approaching pro-Myanmar protesters during a protest against the persecution of Rohingya minority in Myanmar, in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Tokyo on Friday.

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Japan is now so quiet! Japanese TV Channels are silent about the genocide....your country is talk lot about the "pacifist constitution" and so on. It is now clear about these slogans...."it's the politics not humanity does matters to you".

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The persecution of the Rohingya must be tackled. If protests are what it takes; good.

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Rohingya muslim militants attacked and killed Burmese soldiers, who no doubt have families, so they cannot complain about the actions being taken against them in response to this; any of this sound familiar? No doubt further muslim militants will be among the refugees; sound familiar?

Muslim protests are not needed here, allowing that is the start of a very slippery slope, arrest and deport the trouble-causers.

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@Harry_GattoToday 

"....Rohingya muslim militants attacked and killed Burmese soldiers, who no doubt have families, so they cannot complain about the actions being taken against them in response to this; any of this sound familiar..." 

That is all you can do, telling lies, deny the fact and telling something without any evidence. If you are standing on the fact, would you please let me know why the Myanmar govt. is not letting anyone to visit those affected areas? What is to hide if they are so good?

MOST IMPORTANTLY by any reason can you justify the killing infants, raping women? Killing innocent civilians? When military behave like terrorist... no matter you accept or deny "It is a terrorist nation", failing to condemn the killing of thousands of innocent lives is no better than any level of terrorism.

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@Fuad

Unfortunately any topic concerning Muslims and/or refugees brings out the misinformation and barely concealed disdain. Expect no less for the Rohingya. To see precedent; one only has to look back at how Jewish refugees were treated whence fleeing the rise of the reich.

I have to phrase this very carefully, lest this be deleted but I have oft found that the most vociferous voices against Muslims are people who have never even met one and regard them as something alien. Integration goes both ways.

The petition to revoke ASSK's Nobel prize is all very well but it's not going to save lives. Governments must look to aid for the people and take them in. If it was Americans fleeing another natural disaster there would be no problem or controversy.

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Toasted HereticToday  07:16 pm JST

I have oft found that the most vociferous voices against Muslims are people who have never even met one and regard them as something alien.

This is my experience as well. Always darkly amusing when I've worked directly with Muslims for years yet people who've only encountered them through news reports on conservative website lecture me about what Muslims are "really" like.

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These protesters look like ready to kill for this. Wondering how safe to have these anger mongers here in Japan.

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roughneckToday  09:38 pm JST

These protesters look like ready to kill for this.

Wishful thinking on your part, I'm afraid. A good rule of thumb is that people safe enough to approach for a photograph are probably not likely to kill anyone anytime soon, no matter how much you'd like them to.

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Just want to add that I have spent many years living and working in muslim countries, in fact I had residence and a driving licence in 5 of them so have "encountered them" more than most people.

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Muslim protests are not needed here, allowing that is the start of a very slippery slope, arrest and deport the trouble-causers.

Deport people for using their democratic right to protest?

I didn't hear of any violence.

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