Al-Qaeda connections to Burma?

Minaret and Mosque on Sule Pagoda Road, Rangoon

Minaret of a mosque in the background, Sule Pagoda Road, in Rangoon.

Burma seems like an unlikely safe haven for extremist terrorists. Its society is tightly controlled, with many residents forced to notify their village headmen of any guests for merely staying the night (in 2005, after a small explosion in front of the Traders Hotel in Rangoon, the government clamped down and restricted travel and lodging for citizens and required residents of some townships to post a family portrait in front of their home to ensure nobody was hiding.)

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