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Some pin all the blame for events on a nasty group, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, whose attack on police posts in late August was the pretext for this latest and biggest anti-Rohingya pogrom.
To that point, this week marks the 96th anniversary of the massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, one of the worst anti-black pogroms in American history.
Yet as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled the country during the recent brutal campaigns, human rights and other global leaders have criticized the Nobel laureate, who has appeared to downplay, if not justify, the Rohingya pogroms.
These pogroms — violence and riots meant to target a particular ethnic group — are rarely described as such to define massacres of indigenous people and black Americans.
At age 14, my paternal grandfather fled Poland to escape the pogroms that killed tens of thousands of European Jews.
That reading of Cossack tradition, which many still associate with pogroms and brutal service to an expanding Russian empire under the czar, has helped Mr. Melikhov win unlikely support from Russian liberals.
Subro, a Madurese member of Nahdlatul Ulama, a huge and moderate Muslim civic group, fled pogroms elsewhere in West Kalimantan in 1999.
As independence drew near, anti-Tutsi pogroms broke out.
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First Known Use: 1891See Words from the same year
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