It’s not politically wise to focus on the gruesome & deranged but in a time of genocide harshest realities must be confronted. Wirathu, the Buddhist nationalist “monk” who was the face of genocide in Burma before Aung San Suu Kyi took over that role, has been chanting hate mantras to cheer the death squads on in Arakan state. In a public speech on Sunday he said:

“Do these animals [Rohinga Muslims] eat with their asses when they have meals? For example, do they put their rice into their bottoms instead of their mouths? When they go to toilets, do they invert their asses & excrete from their mouths?”

If you are equivocal about or supportive of the genocide against the Rohingya people because of the crap about their being jihadi terrorists, this “monk” is who you will allied with. Just as Assad supporters are aligned with fascists, Islamophobes, & anti-Semites in Syria.