The Muslims living in the northwestern Rakhine state of Myanmar (also known as Burma) are called the Rohingya. They have resided in the area for centuries but are seen as 'outsiders' by the largely Buddhist state currently under military rule. The last few decades has seen massive violence against them and many have fled to neighbouring countries, especially Bangladesh, where they languish in crime-ridden refugee camps. To complicate matters, an Islamist terrorist group called the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA - Arakan is another name for Rakhine state) has arisen in the camps. Borealis talks to a Rohingya activist about the situation.