In Bangladesh refugee camps, the nascent Rohingya insurgency commands support and sows fear

Out of earshot of worshippers at his makeshift mosque in the sprawling Kutupalong refugee camp, the imam – a middle-aged man dressed in a white robe and prayer cap – begins to open up. “It’s good that you interviewed me alone,” he whispers, gesturing at a group of men standing outside. “There are ARSA people around.” Like hundreds of thousands of other Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State for Bangladesh in recent months, he endured years of persecution culminating in a brutal crackdown by the Myanmar military. Human rights groups say soldiers and local Buddhists drove Rohingya out with a systematic campaign of massacres, rape, and arson. But the imam, who asks not…