Stories: Muslims

  • Myanmar Violence Between Buddhists, Muslims Threatens Reforms

    U Abdul Samat spent his life farming the rice paddies that stretched, brilliant green, in all directions. Now he was nearly 90 years old, a great-grandfather who walked with a cane. He was also a Muslim, and the men who stormed his village with machetes were Buddhists looking for Muslims to kill. As the mob set fire to more than 100...

  • Myanmar Villages Burned in Deadly Religious Violence

    At least five people have been killed and hundreds displaced in the latest wave of religious violence in Myanmar. Muslims near the coastal town of Thandwe said they spent Tuesday night hiding in forests as mobs of Buddhist men armed with machetes stormed a string of villages, burning mosques and any home not marked with a Buddhist flag. By...

  • A Gunmaker in Nigeria

    Mmemme’s friends gave him his nickname, an affectionate, long-held one, which means “to boast”; they said he would show off incessantly as a boy, like a precocious rapper.Mmemme is an Igbo word; the Igbos are one of Nigeria’s more than two hundred and fifty ethnic groups, and are mainly found in...