Actually, the Obama Administration, true to form, called on the Burmese to stop violence against Muslims — a cycle of violence that began when Muslims began attacking Buddhists. No violence against innocent people is justified anywhere; the Obama Administration has not been consistent in its indignation over it. “US: Burma Must Do More to Stop Anti-Muslim Violence,” from VOA News, October 2 (thanks to Maxwell):
The United States is condemning a fresh round of deadly attacks against minority Muslims in western Burma and urging authorities to do more to address the long-standing sectarian tension there.
The U.S. Embassy in Rangoon’s statement on Wednesday followed several days of violence that has killed at least five Muslims, including a 94-year-old woman, in Rakhine State.
Residents said several Buddhist mobs armed with sticks and knives went on a rampage in the town of Thandwe earlier this week, burning down homes and attacking Muslim-owned establishments.
President Thein Sein toured strife-torn areas of Rakhine and met with local leaders for a second day Wednesday. It was his first trip to the troubled state since a wave of anti-Muslim violence broke out in June 2012, killing dozens and displacing tens of thousands….