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    Buddhist extremist mob attacks an Islamic Religious School in Yangon, Myanmar

    Source: Myanmar Muslim Media
    17 February 2013

    A mob of about 300 Buddhist
    extremists attacked an Islamic Religious School in Thar-Kay-Ta Township,
    Man-Pyay region 18×19 Street, Yangon, Myanmar today 17th February 2012. The mob
    began the attacks around 12 PM today while some member of the NLD party and
    ex-political prisoners tried to settle the outbreak, however according to the
    Yangon local sources, the Buddhist extremist mob refused to listen to them.

    Two Muslim men, U Tin Maung Than
    and his colleague U Zaw Min Lat were fiercely attacked by the Buddhist
    extremist mob and were injured. The two Muslim men were there this afternoon
    just to find out the situation. U Tin Maung Than is an ex-member of Rakhine
    Conflict Investigation Commission formed by President U Thein Sein last year.

    According to local sources this
    evening from Yangon, five Islamic religious groups in Myanmar will held a
    meeting to discuss the situation in appropriate manner and to question the
    government on handling the mob attacks on the Religious School.

    As stated by some local news
    sources from Yangon, Myanmar government authorities from the area are also
    involved in instigating these attacks and also the police and security forces failed
    to prevent the mob from such attacks. There were four police vehicle at the
    area, sources claimed.