The international press tends to be driven more by sensationalism that fairness. "Religious violence" gets good press, while attempts at reconciliation go unheard. There has
been a response by the Burmese Sangha against the statements of U Wrathu and the 969 movement that has been largely unreported. Here are a couple of relevant links:http://www.rohingyablogger.com/2013/10/still-gentle-people.htmlhttp://www.rfa.org/english/news/myanmar/kyaunggon-10072013185347.html
Bear in mind that Ashin Nyanissara is one of the most eminent monks in Myanmar, while U Wirathu is a relatively minor and junior player. And yet the latter gets the press.
Moreover, the response of the Myanmar Sangha is complicated by the simultaneous defence of U Wirathu from the attacks of the international press, such as the Time's Asia edition "Face of Buddhist Terror" cover. U Wirathu is a lot of things, but he is not a terrorist. I am not aware that he has advocated anything stronger than boycotting Muslim businesses. If he were to incite someone to lethal violence he would simply, by Vinaya rule, no longer be a monk, and that would be the end of that. So while the Sangha in Myanmar seems by and large to condemn U Wirathu's statements, it also feels compelled to defend the reputation of the Myanmar Sangha from an egregiously irresponsible international press. But then I've seen this in turn represented in the international press bluntly as Burmese monks coming U Wirathu's defense.
So, don't believe everything you do and do not read! The Rakhaine-Rohingya conflict is certainly real and tragic. It also has a complex set of causes and conditions, among which religious affiliation is largely incidental. We should be encouraged that there are cool-headed and compassionate people at work, even if we do not always hear of them.