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PacNet #74 – Obama Approach to Rohingya Plight has Important Implications on Islam-West Relations

Thomas Donilon, President Barack Obama’s national security advisor, says President Obama will raise concerns over the plight of the Muslim Rohingya in Rakhine state during his meetings with President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw. Following through with this pledge will be critical not only to resolution of the conflict in Rakhine state, but it could also have great implications for relations between Islam and the West.