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In a subsequent television appearance, Schroeder warned that the Rohingya, the Muslim minority in Myanmar's Rakhine State, lay in the sights of Wirathu's bloodthirsty "969 Movement".The United Nations, overcoming its customary pusillanimity, has drawn on what remains of its moral capital to condemn these crimes, declaring the Rohingya the world's most persecuted minority.Because the Rohingya's persecutors, by restricting access to journalists and photographers, have denied their victims a face, and because the Rohingya are Muslims at a bad time to be Muslim, nearly the entire world is turning a blind eye.Confronted with this tragedy foretold, the world should meditate on what my late friend, the philosopher Jean-Francois Revel, called unused knowledge and the passion for ignorance.The Rohingya are the latest cohort of the existentially naked: people dispossessed of everything (including their own death), shut out of the human community, and thus stripped of rights. They are the people Hannah Arendt predicted would become fixtures of humanity's future, living (or living dead) reproaches to hollow declarations of human rights.
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