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    Muslim Massacre in Myanmar - How it started

    Dr. Asjad Bokhari - 14 July, 2012

    The beautiful mountains of Arakan divide the state from central Burma and the beautiful plains of the state house a population of 800,000 Rohingya Muslims who claim to be living on these shores for hundreds of years. A claim resolutely denied by the Military rulers of Burma and the Buddhist community as they believe that Rohingya population are descendants of Chittagong Bengalis and only moved to Burma in 1863. Even if the twisted version of the dictator party is accepted as correct still it has been a good 150 years since these people started living their lives in Burma. They are not considered citizens though and are not issued with passports or rights of citizenship by a government which derives its power from the Buddhist religious base. Over the last 70 years these Muslims have been given the rough end of the deal by British, Japanese and the Burmese governments resulting in a mass exodus to Bangladesh and Thailand. Situation changed dramatically when Bangladesh decided to seal her borders to these refugees as they are struggling with the sheer numbers and the thigh border guards let the ship of these refugees sink and the men and women aboard drown.

    A month ago three Muslim boys were accused of raping and killing a Buddhist girl and were arrested. One of them was reported to have killed himself while other two were sentenced to death after a trial of 4 days. The Muslim version of story varies from the state version as Muslim community argues that one of the boys fell in love with the Burmese girl and managed to flee with her, later to be captured and tortured to death in custody and the other two boys were innocent. Whichever version was correct didn’t matter as the local Buddhist community attacked a bus killing 10 Muslims. Military moved in after 30 Muslims deaths and within 2 days the death toll for Rohingya Muslims raised to 680 as the military and security forces of Burma led the Muslim hunting process which is continuing with no end in sight. UN or aid agencies are not allowed in Rakhine and media organisations are banned as well. Any food or life saving supplies can not be given directly and have to go through the government aid agency. This leaves Muslims of Arakan helpless, hopeless and in a miserable plight awaiting torture, death and destruction on daily basis.

    In this heart wrenching state of affairs UAE government continues to spend billions on a football club, Saudis are celebrating the crowning of new prince, Turkey is rejoicing on its economic success, Pakistan is dealing with its political crisis, Bangladesh has ceased to invite any more refugees and Iran is fighting against UN sanctions. Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, and other rich Arab countries are falling over each other to get in to good books of US. When the governments fail to take up a serious issue the media of those countries screams about the injustice and cruelty to make the governments act, but in this case all the major Muslim media organisations have better news and affairs to discuss and deal with.

    The silence of the graveyard, where lies the corpse of Muslim ummah and their unity and brotherhood. As for Burmese Rohingya Muslims the writing is on the wall, no oil, no money, no state of their own and no monitory benefits to attract the Muslim governments and their media, so all they can do is to await the slaughter that shall come sooner or later. One resolution in UN unanimously drafted by Islamic world could do the trick by putting diplomatic pressure on militant rulers of Burma but frankly who cares and who has got the time to avert the spice of life and think about poor Muslims of Burma.


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    Slaughter of Muslims in Burma

    - June 2012

    http://www.zimbio.com/Aung+San+Suu+K...urma+June+2012

    After reading and watching helplessly the recent massacre of minority Burmese Muslims by the Buddhist majority, let not another hypocrite sing that phoney and repugnant 'song' about Buddhists being "peaceful."

    In June 2012, hundreds Burmese Muslims have been butchered, and many more injured and made homeless in Burma as a result religious intolerance by the Buddhist majority. The Burmese military government, far from trying to resolve the problem and protect the minority, has been silently conniving with the rioters by creating greater hardships for the Muslim minority.

    The reason of this June 2012 riot is unknown except for the periodical outbursts of the Burmese Buddhists to show their might and vent their anger on the helpless minority. It is commonly accepted that the June 2012 massacre of Burmese Muslims was intentionally orchestrated by the rioters in collaboration with the government. Yet the world, including the UN, is conveniently silent. The brazenly hypocritical and unscrupulous woman, Aung San Suu Kyi, is very prompt at accusing the Burmese military of human rights violations when she is under house arrest. But she finds nothing wrong when the military helps the Buddhist mobs to murder the innocent Muslim minority of her country.

    As in India, anti-Muslim riots are nothing unusual in Burma. Violence in Burma against Muslims have been erupting periodically since the 1920s based simply on religious intolerance by the Buddhist majority.

    The Muslims of Burma mainly belong to the Arakan state in western Burma. They are known as Rohingya or Burmese Muslims. The term "Rohingya" has been derived from the Arabic word "Raham" meaning sympathy. Muslim settlements began being established in the Arakan province of Burma since the arrival of the Arabs in the 8th century. Presently about 800,000 Rohingya live in Burma. The United Nations describes them as "one of the world’s most persecuted minorities." Yet it has never bothered to help them.

    Religious freedom for Muslims in Burma has been systematically curbed. In the post 9/11 era, random accusations of "terrorism" against Muslims have become a common form of persecution and harassment by Burmese Buddhists. Burmese Government does not consider Rohingya Muslims as citizens and they are hated by the Buddhist majority. Rohingya Muslims in Burma have long demanded recognition as an indigenous ethnic group with full citizenship by birthright. But the Government regards them as illegal immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh and denies them citizenship.

    "Nobel Prize winner," Aung San Suu Kyi, does not consider Muslims as citizens. Speaking at London School of Economics meeting on June 2012 during her visit to the UK, she said "Rohingya Muslims should not be considered citizens." Later during her press conference at Downing Street, she did not condemn the killings of Rohingya Muslims taking place in Burma. Instead, she simply said that this "ethnic conflict should be investigated and dealt with wisdom." It wasn't just an insufficient response but a very shocking one from someone supposed to have won a "Noble Peace Prize."

    The notorious master hypocrite and undercover CIA agent, Dalai Lama, continues to globe trot without mentioning a single word of the dangerously growing Buddhist intolerance in Burma, Thailand, Tibet and across the world. Such intolerance and persecution invariably result in resistance by the oppressed. Many Muslims have joined armed resistance groups, fighting for greater freedom in Burma.

    On June 3rd 2012, eight Muslims returning to Rangoon in a bus after visiting a Masjid in the Arakan province were attacked by a mob of hundreds of Buddhists and slaughtered brutally. An eye-witness reported that after the mass murder "the culprits were celebrating triumph spitting and tossing wine and alcohol on the dead bodies lying on the road."

    "These innocent people have been killed like animals," said Abu Tahay, of the National Democratic Party for Development, which represents the country’s much-persecuted stateless Muslim Rohingya community.

    The Rohingya Muslims of Burma have continued to suffer from human rights violations under the Burmese junta since 1970s. Over the years thousands of Rohingya refugees have fled to neighboring countries like Thailand, Indonesia and Bangladesh etc. Even as refugees they have been facing hardships and have suffered persecution by the Thai government. In February 2009, a group of 5 boats packed with Burmese Rohingya Muslims were taken out and abandoned in the open sea by the Thai army. Four of these boats sank in a storm and one was washed ashore near the Indonesian islands. The few survivors who were rescued by Indonesian authorities told horrific stories of being captured and beaten by the Thai military and then abandoned at open sea.

    Being "peaceful" or "humble" (as claimed by their biased supporters) is a far cry concerning the Burmese Buddhists. Their vindictive temperament prowls for vendetta, waiting to use even the most insignificant occurrence as an excuse to perpetrate violence on Burmese Muslims. At any time, if there's some ethnic disturbance between Muslims and Buddhists/Hindus in any other country, the Burmese Buddhists waste no time going on a murderous spry killing the Muslim minority in Burma. If there is the slightest of trouble between Muslims and non-Muslims in Indonesia, it's taken as a pretext to kill Muslims in Burma by Buddhist mobs. The destruction of the statues in Bamiyan (Afghanistan), created an immediate excuse to commit violence against Muslims in Burma in 2001. The firebrand Buddhist monks demanded a Muslim masjid to be destroyed in retaliation. Mobs of Buddhists led by monks, vandalized Muslim-owned businesses and property in Burma, and attacked and killed Muslims in Muslim communities.

    Gruesome images of murdered Rohingya Muslims in the recent June 2012 riots in Burma have been circulated on websites, resulting in protests in several Muslim countries and by various human rights activists around the world demanding justice & protection in Burma for the minority, but has fallen on deaf ears as usual, getting little or no coverage from mainstream news channels.


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    Muslim Massacre in Myanmar Dr.Asjad Bokhari

    The beautiful mountains of Arakan divide the state from central Burma and the beautiful plains of the state house a population of 800,000 |Rohingya Muslims who claim to be living on these shores for hundreds of years. A claim resolutely denied by the Military rulers of Burma and the Buddhist community as they believe that Rohingya population are descendants of Chittagong Bengalis and only moved to Burma in 1863. Even if the twisted version of the dictator party is accepted as correct still it has been a good 150 years since these people started living their lives in Burma. They are not considered citizens though and are not issued with passports or rights of citizenship by a government which derives its power from the Buddhist religious base. Over the last 70 years these Muslims have been given the rough end of the deal by British, Japanese and the Burmese governments resulting in a mass exodus to Bangladesh and Thailand. Situation changed dramatically when Bangladesh decided to seal her borders to these refugees as they are struggling with the sheer numbers and the thigh border guards let the ship of these refugees sink and the men and women aboard drown.




    A month ago three Muslim boys were accused of raping and killing a Buddhist girl and were arrested. One of them was reported to have killed himself while other two were sentenced to death after a trial of 4 days. The Muslim version of story varies from the state version as Muslim community argues that one of the boys fell in love with the Burmese girl and managed to flee with her, later to be captured and tortured to death in custody and the other two boys were innocent. Whichever version was correct didn’t matter as the local Buddhist community attacked a bus killing 10 Muslims. Military moved in after 30 Muslims deaths and within 2 days the death toll for Rohingya Muslims raised to 680 as the military and security forces of Burma led the Muslim hunting process which is continuing with no end in sight. UN or aid agencies are not allowed in |Rakhine and media organisations are banned as well. Any food or life saving supplies can not be given directly and have to go through the government aid agency. This leaves Muslims of Arakan helpless, hopeless and in a miserable plight awaiting torture, death and destruction on daily basis.



    In this heart wrenching state of affairs UAE government continues to spend billions on a football club, Saudis are celebrating the crowning of new prince, Turkey is rejoicing on its economic success, Pakistan is dealing with its political crisis, Bangladesh has ceased to invite any more refugees and Iran is fighting against UN sanctions. Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, and other rich Arab countries are falling over each other to get in to good books of US. When the governments fail to take up a serious issue the media of those countries screams about the injustice and cruelty to make the governments act, but in this case all the major Muslim media organisations have better news and affairs to discuss and deal with.

    The silence of the graveyard, where lies the corpse of Muslim ummah and their unity and brotherhood. As for Burmese Rohingya Muslims the writing is on the wall, no oil, no money, no state of their own and no monitory benefits to attract the Muslim governments and their media, so all they can do is to await the slaughter that shall come sooner or later. One resolution in UN unanimously drafted by Islamic world could do the trick by putting diplomatic pressure on militant rulers of Burma but frankly who cares and who has got the time to avert the spice of life and think about poor Muslims of Burma.

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    Human rights violations against Rohingya

    According to Amnesty International, the Muslim Rohingya people have continued to suffer from human rights violations under the Burmese junta since 1978, and many have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh as a result. [9] [10] [11]



    As of 2005, the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) had been assisting with the repatriation of Rohingya from Bangladesh, but allegations of human rights abuses in the refugee camps have threatened this effort.[41]



    Despite earlier efforts by the UN, the vast majority of Rohingya refugees have remained in Bangladesh, unable to return because of the regime in Myanmar. Now they face problems in Bangladesh where they do not receive support from the government.[42] In February 2009, many Rohingya refugees were helped by Acehnese sailors in the Strait of Malacca, after 21 days at sea.[43]



    Over the years thousands of Rohingya also have fled to Thailand. There are roughly 111,000 refugees housed in 9 camps along the Thai-Myanmar border. There have been charges that groups of them have been shipped and towed out to open sea from Thailand, and left there. In February 2009 there was evidence of the Thai army towing a boatload of 190 Rohingya refugees out to sea. A group of refugees rescued by Indonesian authorities also in February 2009 told harrowing stories of being captured and beaten by the Thai military, and then abandoned at open sea. By the end of February there were reports that of a group of 5 boats were towed out to open sea, of which 4 boats sank in a storm, and 1 boat washed up on the shore. February 12, 2009 Thailand's prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said there were "some instances" in which Rohingya people were pushed out to sea.
    "There are attempts, I think, to let these people drift to other shores. [...] when these practices do occur, it is done on the understanding that there is enough food and water supplied. [...] It's not clear whose work it is [...] but if I have the evidence who exactly did this I will bring them to account." [12]
    The prime minister said he regretted "any losses", and was working on rectifying the problem.

    - wikiepedia

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    Myanmar Muslims Massacre

    http://takbeeremusalsal.blogspot.com...-massacre.html


    Massacre of Muslim pilgrims by the gang of Rakhine terrorists in Taungup

    http://merhrom.wordpress.com/2012/06...ts-in-taungup/


    Massacre of Muslims in Burma | Where is the Media and the Muslim Ummah?

    http://www.firstpost.com/topic/place...g-91646-1.html


    Why is the world ignoring Myanmar's Rohingya?


    http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/...656931979.html


    World silent as Muslim massacre goes on in Myanmar

    http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-ne...on-in-myanmar/

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    Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar

    Cruelty toward the Rohingyas is not new. They have faced torture, neglect and repression in the Buddhist-majority land since it achieved independence in 1948. Its constitution closes all options for Rohingyas to be citizens, on grounds that their ancestors didn’t live there when the land, once called Burma, came under British rule in the 19th century (a contention the Rohingyas dispute). Even now, as military rulers have begun to loosen their grip, there is no sign of change for the Rohingyas. Instead, the Burmese are trying to cast them out.

    According to Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, state security forces have now conducted mass arrests of Muslims; they destroyed thousands of homes, with the impact falling most heavily on the Rohingyas. Displaced Rohingyas have tried to flee across the Naf River to neighboring Bangladesh; some have died in the effort.

    The Burmese media have cited early rioting by Rohingyas and have cast them as terrorists and traitors. In mid-June, in the name of stopping such violence, the government declared a state of emergency. But it has used its border security force to burn houses, kill men and evict Rohingyas from their villages. And on Thursday, President Thein Sein suggested that Myanmar could end the crisis by expelling all of its Rohingyas or by having the United Nations resettle them — a proposal that a United Nations official quickly rejected.


    This is not sectarian violence; it is state-supported ethnic cleansing, and the nations of the world aren’t pressing Myanmar’s leaders to stop it. Even Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi has not spoken out.


    In mid-June, after some Rohingyas fled by boat to villages in Bangladesh, they told horrifying stories to a team of journalists whom I accompanied to this city near the border. They said they had come under fire from a helicopter and that three of six boats were lost. Some children drowned during the four-day trip; others died of hunger. Once in Bangladesh, they said, the families faced deportation back to Myanmar. But some children who had become separated from their parents made their way to the houses of villagers for shelter; other children may even now be starving in hide-outs or have become prey for criminal networks. Border guards found an abandoned newborn on a boat; after receiving medical treatment, the infant was left in the temporary care of a local fisherman.


    To be sure, Bangladesh can do more. Its river border with Myanmar is unprotected; thousands of Rohingyas have been rowing or swimming it at night. But even though Bangladesh has sheltered such refugees in the past — hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas live here now, legally or illegally — it has been reluctant so far this year to welcome them, out of fear of encouraging an overwhelming new influx. Already, such fears have aroused anti-Rohingya sentiment among some Bangladeshis, and initially Bangladesh’s government tried to force the refugees back without assisting them. After some villagers risked arrest by sheltering refugees in their homes, the government began to offer humanitarian aid, before sending them back on their boats. Bangladesh should shelter the refugees as it has in years past, as the international community is urging.


    But the world should be putting its spotlight on Myanmar. It should not so eagerly welcome democracy in a country that leaves thousands of stateless men and women floating in a river, their corpses washing up on its shores, after they have been reviled in, and driven from, a land in which their families have lived for centuries.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/13/op...gyas.html?_r=1

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    Continuity of Massacre of Muslims of Burma by Budhists
    More than 1000 Killed Yesterday – Please SHARE for the awakening.
    20,000 Burmese Muslims were slaughtered last month in Myanmar. Where is the media???where are we !!!???
    spread the news since the media doesnt …



    28000 Muslim Children, Woman and Man Killed in Burma.
    Where in the hell are you international community?!!



    A Mass Protest in front of Burma Embassy New Delhi, against mass massacres of Muslims in Burma, SIO, WPI, JIH, along with other Political Parties. Still electronic media is silent.















    Muslim Babies burned alive, ALLAHU AKBAR

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    The Hidden Genocide - Burma

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    Sri Lanka Muslims Give Up Halal Logo


    COLOMBO – In a dear sacrifice to save their country’s harmony, Muslim scholars in Sri Lanka decided Monday, March 11, to give up the halal logo on all products to help ease tension with Buddhists.

    “We are giving up what is very important to Muslims,” Rizwe Mufthi of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU), Sri Lanka's main body of Muslim scholars, told Zee News.
    “We are making a sacrifice in the interest of peace and ethnic harmony.”

    The Muslim scholar said consumer products on supermarket shelves would no longer carry the halal certification.

    Tension has been growing in Sri Lanka over halal meat in the Buddhist-majority country.

    A hardline Buddhist group known as "Bodu Bala Sena", or Buddhist Force, has called for banning the sale of halal food in Sri Lanka, a call resisted by the government.

    The group has staged rallies to call for a boycott of halal products in the country.

    The hardline group has also given an ultimatum to Muslims to shelve all halal products by the end of March.

    It argues that non-Muslims, mostly Buddhists, are being forced to consume food items certified halal.

    In an earlier effort to diffuse tensions, the ACJU said that halal products would only be offered to Muslims, a proposal that was dismissed by hardline Buddhists.

    The concept of halal, -- meaning permissible in Arabic -- has traditionally been applied to food.

    Muslims should only eat meat from livestock slaughtered by a sharp knife from their necks, and the name of Allah, the Arabic word for God, must be mentioned.

    Now other goods and services can also be certified as halal, including cosmetics, clothing, pharmaceuticals and financial services.

    Halal Exports

    Sri Lankan scholars said that halal certification would now be limited to exports meant for Muslim countries.

    ACJU said the halal certificates will be issued free of charge only to exporters who request it.

    "Until all such stocks are finished the market will have products with the Halal logo," said the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

    Officials urged the manufacturers to begin the process of changing the packaging immediately to ensure products without the halal logo are available in the market.

    Sri Lankan Muslims, known as “Moors”, are the third largest ethnic group in the country after the Sinhalese, who make up 70 percent of the populace, and Tamils, who account for 12.5 percent.

    Sri Lanka has been thrown into tension following a string of serious incidents involving extremist Buddhist provocations against Muslims.

    In June, some 200 demonstrators led by several dozen Buddhist monks converged on a small Islamic center in Colombo’s suburb of Dehiwala.

    Throwing stones and rotten meat over the mosque gate, protestors shouted slogans demanding the closure of the Muslim worship place.

    Last April, a number of Buddhist monks disrupted Muslim prayer services in the village of Dambulla. The attackers claimed that the mosque, built in 1962, was illegal.

    Weeks later, monks drafted a threatening letter aimed at Muslims in the nearby town of Kurunegala, demanding Islamic prayer services there be halted.

    A ministerial committee has been appointed by Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa to look into growing religious tension in the country.

    The main Opposition UNP has accused the Buddhist Force of having covert blessings from the government for their campaign of Muslim hatred, a claim denied by the group.


    http://www.onislam.net/english/news/...alal-logo.html



    Buddhists target Sri Lanka's Muslims

    Muslims in Sri Lanka have voiced concerns about a growing number of anti-Muslim protests and attacks, carried out by hardline Buddhist groups.

    It comes four years after the army in this mainly Sinhalese Buddhist country defeated Tamil separatists.


    Video: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21920735

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    Anonymous puts plight of Rohingya people in Twitter spotlight

    The hacktivist collective Anonymous once again shined a light on a dark corner of society by raising awareness of the Myanmar genocide under the moniker Operation Rohingya on Sunday.

    The Rohingya people of Myanmar Burma in Southeast Asia face religious and governmental persecution; the 800,000 Rohingya people living in Myanmar are classified by the United Nations as one of the world’s most persecuted minorities. They are a Muslim population in the state of Rakhine and a minority to the Rakhine Buddhists that occupy that area.

    Unrest in the area came to a head in June 2012 when clashes between the two communities killed an estimated 80 people and displaced thousands more.

    Yesterday, Anonymous released a video highlighting the plight of the Rohingya people and going into graphic detail of their suffering.

    They are subject to torture, gang rape, starvation, slave labor, and [are] forced to reside in the most dire camps in the world,” group members said on the video. “Some call these refugee camps, but they are actually concentration camps.”

    The planned #OpRohingya encouraged people to shed light on this issue by tweeting and sharing information about the genocide.

    Anonymous released their “TwitterStorm” package on Pastebin.com and encouraged people to post detailed information about the suffering in Myanmar. The package included sample tweets, links to photos and video, and included the Twitter hashtags #RohingaNOW and #OpRohinga.

    According to Anonymous reps, the goal was to “Raise awareness in social media for the international panic required to save the Rohingya people.”

    Along with the social media firestorm, the hacktivist group began a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) campaign against Myanmar government websites (.gov.mm) to protest against the discrimination of the Rohingya people. Fifteen government websites were hacked on Sunday and are still inaccessible.

    The campaign to raise awareness of the Rohingya’s suffering comes on the heels of American technology companies chomping at the bit to enter the mobile technology market in Myanmar.

    Last Friday, Google executive Eric Schmidt visited Myanmar and spoke about technology entrepreneurship at the Myanmar Information and Communication Technology Park in Yangon and met with senior government officials, according to the New York Times.

    Google is not the only company looking to tap into the country. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a partnership with Cisco to set up two Cisco Networking Academies in Burma. Earlier this month, a USAID-led technology delegation with representatives from Cisco, Google, HP, Intel and Microsoft visited the country to promote technology and entrepreneurship as well.

    A former military regime prevented American companies from operating in the country, but as of the end of last month, the U.S. Treasury Department said it would issue a general license to Myanmar’s biggest banks, opening the doors for new business.

    As this country gains more international attention and assistance in the business sector, perhaps other social issues will come to light.

    Anonymous’ TwitterStorm unleashed upwards of 24,000 tweets per hour, according to hashtag.org. The Twitter searches #RohingaNOW and #OpRohinga are populating regularly, and the hacktivist organization is still encouraging the posts.



    Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013/03/25/an...dle08tWc0fu.99

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    'Brutal' violence erupts in Myanmar



    Muslim homes have been targeted with "brutal efficiency" in deadly new unrest in Myanmar, a UN envoy who has just been to the troubled country says.

    Envoy Vijay Nambiar said "incendiary propaganda" had been used to stir unrest between Buddhist and Muslim communities which has erupted again in recent days.

    Mr Nambiar has just been on a visit to Myanmar during which he met President Thein Sein and was taken to Meiktila, where mosques were burned and charred bodies left in the streets in violence that started last Wednesday.

    "It seemed to have been done, in a sense, in almost a kind of brutal efficiency," Mr Nambiar told reporters at UN headquarters from Thailand.

    He said he went to shelters in Meiktila where almost 9000 people had sought protection. About 23 people have been detained in the town, which is about 130 kilometres north of the capital Naypyidaw, the envoy added.

    "Most of the people I spoke to tended to suggest the attacks were perpetrated by people they did not really recognise, and they may have been outsiders. But clearly they were targeted," Mr Nambiar said.

    The envoy said some "inciteful" articles had been written by Buddhist elements. "Clearly there has been a fair amount of incendiary propaganda which has been going on amongst the various communities, which heightened the feeling between them," he said.

    The UN official said Mr Thein Sein had been "very firm in saying that firm action" would be taken against the perpetrators and to stop the spread of the violence.
    Since the attacks in Meiktila, the Buddhist-Muslim violence has spread this week to towns closer to the main city of Yangon.


    http://www.theage.com.au/world/bruta...327-2gszn.html


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    Muslims mosques, homes destroyed in fresh Myanmar attacks



    Two mosques and dozens of homes have been destroyed in fresh attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, police say.

    A police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Tuesday the attacks were carried out late on Monday in villages in the Bago region north of the city of Yangon.

    He added that there have been no reports of casualties in the latest attacks on Muslims in the country.

    On March 20, extremist Buddhists attacked dozens of houses and mosques in the central town of Meiktila.

    At least 40 people were killed and 12,000 people were displaced during three days of violence in the town.

    Vijay Nambiar, the UN's top adviser on Myanmar, toured Meiktila on Sunday and called on the government to punish those responsible for the tragedy.

    There is no doubt much of this violence was planned,” Nambiar said.

    Hundreds of Rohingyas are believed to have been killed and thousands of others displaced in attacks by Buddhist extremists.

    Buddhist extremists frequently attack Rohingyas and set fire to their homes in several villages in the state of Rakhine. Myanmar army forces have allegedly provided the extremist Buddhists with containers of petrol for torching the houses of Muslim villagers.

    Myanmar's government has been accused of failing to protect the Muslim minority.

    Rohingyas, who migrated to Myanmar as early as the 8th century, are said to be Muslim descendants of Persian, Turkish, Bengali, and Pathan origin.

    Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have issued separate statements, calling on Myanmar to take action to protect the Rohingya Muslim population against extremist Buddhists.


    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/03...ed-in-myanmar/

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    Ethnic violence erupts in Burma leaving scores dead

    ...Rights groups on Friday described the situation in Meikhtila as a warning sign that Burma still has a long way to go to establish peace and reconciliation in a country that proscribed dissent for nearly half a century, and called for the government to put an end to the violence.

    "The key issue is this: the government has frankly failed to stare down the people who are inciting hatred, the people who are engaging in this communal violence … and that failure has set an example that impunity to attack Muslims is alive and well in Burma,
    " said Phil Robertson of Human Rights Watch. "There's a major army base in that town. If people are engaging in rioting and attacks, then they could be stopped. So why does violence continue on now for two days or so? There's either a complete lack of capacity or a failure of political will because Buddhist monks are involved."

    Burmese monks have often been involved in sectarian violence, with anti-Muslim protests in Mandalay led by the saffron-robed religious leaders last year. Meikhtila is no different. One monk, who wielded a foot-long sword, threatened an Associated Press journalist and demanded his camera, while other monks attempted to drag a group of reporters out of a van....


    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013...dead-meikhtila


    Destroyed Masjid in central Burma


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    Powerful Speech on Muslims in Burma Rohingya Monks against Islam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYuqQHswd_k

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    Salaam, below are 2 demonstrations and interview highlighting the plight of Muslims in Burma and Sri Lanka:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRJ_F...V_Gw7Q&index=1

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUt60...V_Gw7Q&index=2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAFSxi8I0YE


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    Burmese Neo-Nazi Movement Rising Against Muslims

    When Dr. Maung Zarni, an outspoken activist academic, labeled the ongoing anti-Rohingya and anti-Muslim movement in Burma as neo-Nazi, some Burmese said Zarni was exaggerating. Western commentators have also avoided the term.

    But Zarni has been proven right by emerging photos of an anti-Muslim riot in Meikhtila in central Burma that broke out on March 20. The riot, which grew from a quarrel between Muslim gold shop owners and Buddhist customers, has taken more than 30 lives, and more than 10 mosques, Islamic schools and houses have been destroyed. Thousands of local residents, both Buddhist and Muslim, have fled the town, leaving Meikhtila with ashes, burnt buildings, flames and dead bodies.

    On the evening of March 21, the Rangoon-based Eleven News published photos of a long queue of Muslims being forced to leave the town. What is significant in the photos is that the refugees, including women, children and elders, were ordered to keep their hands up as they were escorted out of the town by security guards. Nearby were local Buddhists and monks holding weapons and watching as many hundreds of Muslims left. These photos resemble the depressing images of thousands of Jewish refugees being escorted by German soldiers to Nazi concentration camps during World War II.

    It is not only the photos that make the anti-Muslim movement in Burma a neo-Nazi spectacle. The campaigners’ actions and ideologies—especially ethno-religious ideology if not gender and class—resemble what characterized Nazi Germany under Hitler.

    First, there is a series of consistent and observable actions. The most crucial element is the new “969 campaign” invented early this year. In a country where numerology has a powerful appeal, it is a mass-based Buddhist movement led by extremist monks including a firebrand named Wirathu. The number, 969, was derived from Buddhist tradition in which the Three Jewels or Tiratana is composed of 24 attributes (9 Buddha, 6 Dhamma, 9 Sangha).

    However, it is said by the movement to follow the model of the Muslim “786,” which is only used in South Asian Muslim tradition, a representation of a Quranic phrase “In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Ever Merciful.”

    The Burmese have long misinterpreted 786 as a Muslim conspiracy to take over the world in the 21st century, as they see 786 to represent 21 (7+8+6=21). In opposition to 786, the movement invented 969 as a symbol of a religious movement. Stickers are the flags of the movement and can be seen in many cities and towns across the country, as this is a public campaign. In the past few weeks, more taxis and motorbikes have been seen with the stickers.

    To the campaigners, 969 is about protecting race and religion by peaceful means. In practice, it is explicitly an anti-Muslim campaign, not about preaching people the Buddha-nature of all beings, as taught and practiced by Lord Buddha himself. In many townships across Burma, including capital regions, there are local 969 committees that organize events and religious sermons and distribute anti-Muslim materials such as CDs, books and leaflets.

    The 969 campaign targets economic aspects by alleging that Muslims are dominating the Burmese economy, and that therefore Buddhists must not trade with Muslims. Instead, the campaigners recommend that Buddhists buy and sell at Buddhist shops that display 969 signs and stickers. In Karen State, Buddhists are even forced to trade only with Buddhists. There are local reports about Buddhists being beaten by members of 969 civilians and monks for trading with Muslims.

    As of now, 969 covers a range of shops and stores from medium-size restaurants and teashops to food stalls and street vendors.

    Many sermons of Buddhist monks across the country these days are about 969. Audio and video CDs of the sermons as well as anti-Muslim stickers and notes are being sold at grocery stores, phone shops, teashops and so on. Information about where the stickers and 969 materials can be bought is available online as well. The CDs are played in the streets and even at grocery stores in Rangoon. In short, 969 messages are spreading everywhere as the monks and campaigners travel across the country.

    Muslims in Burma are portrayed as dangerous foreigners who came to the country only to dominate its every aspect. They are accused of dominating the economy, destroying the cultural fabric of society by spreading Islam in every way possible, luring women into Islam, and then monopolizing political power. The prime anxiety is that the Burmese race/nation will become extinct if liars, aliens, ruthless people, and those who bite the hands of their own masters (referring to Muslims as dogs) are not expelled.

    Self-victimization seems to be a key. The consistent theme is that it is Muslims who are doing all the harm to communities and the country. Even supposedly one the most recognized peace advocate monks, Ashin Nyanissara, told the Democratic Voice of Burma on March 21, the second day of the riot, that Muslims as guests should respect and be polite to their hosts as if the ongoing religious tension was the Muslims’ fault.

    There are other important elements. Different volumes of anti-Muslim books written by Buddhist monks are all similarly titled: “Fearful of losing race/nation”.
    These books, being circulated for the past few years, are the guidebooks of the campaign, featuring stories of dangerous and hateful Muslims unfairly marrying Buddhist women or marrying without consent, attempting to replace Buddhism with Islam, and undertaking universal missions to dominate the world economically, politically and culturally. Muslims allegedly will take over the Buddhist nation unless effective actions are taken to neutralize them and destroy every Muslim establishment. Citizenship is supposed to be defined in term of bloodline, as Immigration Minister Khin Yi said recently.

    But a neo-Nazi movement doesn’t work without popular support. That hundreds of people listen to the 969 sermons attests to its rise. This is not just public acceptance, but follow up to actions such as destroying Muslim shops in Mon State early this month after a 969 summons.

    On social media websites, particularly Facebook, various groups relate to the 969 movement such as private groups with group names spelled in Burmese. Members range from 90 to a few hundred. There are public pages such as the Myanmar National Movement Committee, which has recorded 15,499 likes. Popular support is also reflected in the comments of the Burmese Facebook users. The following English translation of comments made to the Facebook pages of two local Muslim news websites reveals the seriousness:

    “Happy, hey happy. Let’s drive out dog-kind, dog-sons, prostitutes.”

    “Good news, all Muslims must die!”

    “It’s too few that only 20 people died. They all have to die. Also, all mosques in Myanmar must be destroyed.”

    In short, the neo-Nazi movement that Dr. Maung Zarni has been crying out against is on the rise. Those behind the movement are freely traveling the country, mobilizing supporters and distributing hate messages at an alarming level.

    Without addressing this movement, perpetual violence and communal tension in such an ethnically diverse country is the future. That a personal quarrel at a shop ended up as large-scale violence in Meikhtila is a troubling alert.

    http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/30321



    969, Burma's fastest growing neo-Nazi 'Buddhist' nationalist movement



    What is 9-6-9 or 969?

    It is the most dangerous, but fast-growing neo-Nazi "Buddhist" movement in Burma founded by Burma's skinhead monks after the one-sided and large scale Rakhine racist violent slaughter of the Rohingya Muslims in Western Burma last year.

    It is led, most prominently by a Saffron-robed pseudo-monk Mr Wirathu. Mr Wirathu, a Saffron-robed fake Buddhist monk and preacher, who was jailed in 2003 for his direct involvement in the massacre of Muslim families and destruction of a mosque in the up-country town of Kyauk-hse, the birthplace of the aging and retired despot Senior General Than Shwe. (See this Asia Times article about his neo-Nazi hate-mongering against the Muslims of Burma as early as 2003).

    In its national network are Buddhist Sar-thin-tike or teaching Buddhist colleges. In broad day light Buddhist lecturers and teachers from this network, for instance, in Moulmein were seen giving hate-speeches disguised as "Buddhist sermons", with absolutely no interruptions from local authorities.

    969 is Myanmar's home-grown neo-Nazi group founded and led by extremist Buddhist monks with the avowed aim of defending Buddhist faith, Myanmar race and Buddhist nation from Burmese Muslims.9 stands for the nine special attributes of Lord Buddha, 6 for the six special attributes of Buddha's teachings and the last 9 for the nine special attributes of the Buddhist Sangha or Order.

    969 appears to work in close collaboration with Burma's security forces, the new Burmese media and the People's Relations and Psychological Warfare Division of the Ko Ministry of Defense.

    A categorically anti-Muslim/anti-Islam message tinged with the language of nationalist and national security is consistently and commonly coming from these sources:

    1) Myanmar's new media such as the late medical Dr Nay Win Maung's The Voice, another medical Dr Than Tun Aung's Eleven News Group;



    2) official media outlets and offices such as the Ministry of Defense-run Myawaddy News and President Office's spokesperson Hmu Zaw or ex-Major Zaw Htay; and

    3) 969 of Buddhist skin-heads the likes of Wirathu and his fellow skinhead monks

    President Thein Sein's reformist government at best tolerates its categorically anti-Islam hate speeches and activities and at worst backs, if tacitly, the group and its incitement of violence against the country's Muslims.

    Any democratic country in the world where hate speech is not protected by' the freedom of speech' would certainly arrest the leaders of 969 for their fear-mongering, hate speeches against a particular religious community.

    969 calls for boycott of Muslim businesses, social ostracism of all Muslims and purging of Burmese Muslims from all positions of wealth, influence and power in Burma.
    It also stokes the historical anti-Muslim and anti-Indian popular sentiment among the predominantly Buddhist population of the country.

    One should not be surprised if 969 turns out to be a strategic proxy organization founded by the radical, hard-line elements within the military leadership that plans to discredit Aung San Suu Kyi and other opposition figures in Burma through the 969's messages of anti-civilian politicians and activists.



    969 openly frames Aung San Suu Kyi as a stooge of rich and cunning Muslim enemies who are hell-bent on taking over Buddhist Myanmar nation and destroying Buddhism.

    969 leaders position themselves as the ones who are most nationalistically mindful and who are best positioned to defend 'Buddhist faith, Bama or Myanmar race and Buddhist nation' against the sole enemy of Muslims'.


    www.maungzarni.com/2013/03/stop-969-burmas-fastest-growing-neo.html

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    Is the Burmese Military Keeping Rohingya Women As Sex Slaves?




    Burma's Muslims are still having a pretty awful time of it. Last year, the country's Buddhist majority launched a series of attacks on the minority Rohingya Muslim population, supposedly because they're not "ethnically pure". The attacks have continued this year and now include the general Muslim population, as well as the ethnic Rohingyas.


    After monitoring the plight of the Rohingya and the two incidents of violence against them in June and October last year, I decided to fly out to Burma in wary anticipation of another round of trouble. The problem was that I had no money, no commission, no media organisation backing me and the mainstream media had pretty much stopped reporting on the issue. When I turned to the public to help fund my trip, the response was overwhelming (turns out people do have an interest in helping to expose the extended violent persecution of vulnerable minorities) and they collectively helped me raise enough money to go.


    We stayed in Sittwe, the main city in Arakhan state, which is where the majority of the Rohingya camps are situated. Travelling past the police check points every morning and into the Rohingya camps, it felt like being transported into a parallel world where suddenly it's fine to forget about your obligations as a human to not be an unscrupulous bully to a group of people just because they originally come from somewhere different to you. The Rohingya Muslims aren't recognised as citizens of Burma, meaning they have no rights and very little access to education and healthcare.



    A Rohingya boy at an unregistered internally displaced person camp in Arakhan state.

    While in Sittwe, some of my contacts told me about Rohingya women being kept at a military base. I tracked down some of the eyewitnesses, but I needed to get close to the camp to confirm what I'd heard. Bear in mind that taking pictures and video of a Burmese military base obviously isn't something to be taken lightly, and the people who'd agreed to take me there risked their lives if they were caught.


    The evidence I obtained during my week in Sittwe strongly implies that the Burmese military is imprisoning Rohingya women from the Arakhan region and using them as sex slaves. That evidence has been passed on to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), a United Nations agency dealing with labour issues, who have lodged a complaint to the Burmese government and launched an investigation in an attempt to rescue the women.


    Eyewitness testimony of a military camp situated a few miles from Sittwe town (and home to Regiment 270) describes around 20 women and three children under the age of eight being held at the camp. One of the witnesses, Amina (name changed), described walking past the camp when she heard voices calling out to her. The imprisoned women asked Amina if she was Muslim; she is.

    “Please help us. If you can help us escape from here you will go to jannah (heaven),” one woman told her. “Many military men come, we can’t breathe. We want to become Muslim again. If we stay like this we will go to hell.” The intended meaning of what was said was, Amina felt, clear: these women are being raped, and they don’t have to say it explicitly for anyone to understand what's taking place.

    The prisoners asked Amina to pass the message on to someone who could help. “Our parents can't find us,” they added.



    A Rohingya woman at a medical clinic. Photo by Dougal Thomas.

    The women only managed to speak to Amina because it was Burmese Independence Day and the soldiers were away. “We've been arrested here for quite a long time now. They have left us today because they have a special visitor,” they told Amina. The women continued, telling Amina that if the word was spread too much that the military would kill them, as well as warning her that she was at risk of being killed herself if she was spotted talking to them.


    Amina saw three children inside the camp. Two of them popped their heads up on the windowsills and one came up to the fence so that Amina could pass through some vegetables she'd collected. “The women were crying," she told me. "Some of them called me daughter, others called me sister.”


    Amina described some of the women as pregnant, which could indicate that they've been prisoners since the June or October violence and have become pregnant during their imprisonment. Information relayed from various sources indicates that local villagers are aware that women are being kept as prisoners but are too scared to speak out. And as Rohingya aren't recognised as citizens of Burma – and therefore have no rights – it's fair to assume that the punishment inflicted on them for making these kinds of allegations wouldn't exactly be regulated.



    A Rohingya village burnt to the ground in Arakhan state. Photo by Spike Johnson.

    An 18-year-old Rohingya man I interviewed described another camp 20 minutes away (which is home to the medical regiment), where another woman was apparently being held under similar conditions. He was one of around 14 rice paddy workers who went to speak Rakhine with the woman, the language spoken by the Buddhist population of Arakhan. The woman replied, “Don’t speak Rakhine with me any more, I am Muslim and a prisoner here.”


    She then told the men her father's name and where she was from. They asked her what she was doing at a military camp if she was Muslim, and if she was ready to come with them. She replied, “I have two children,” implying that her children are being used to keep her at the camp. This evidence has also been passed on to the ILO.

    I tracked down other eyewitnesses, but they were mostly too afraid to speak. One woman who'd seen the women imprisoned at Regiment 270’s camp initially agreed to speak to me, but backed out after her husband threatened to divorce her if she spoke to any journalists about the situation. The Rohingya have no rights or official form of protection, and those who do speak to journalists are risking their lives, so the reluctance to divulge what they know is perfectly understandable.

    The last known sighting of these women was at the end of March and it's uncertain whether they're still alive. It's also uncertain if the women are still at the camp or have been split up into different camps. But what is certain is that there are innocent Rohingya women being held captive by the Burmese military and plenty of locals know about it, only it's impossible for them to do anything about it without the threat of losing their lives.


    http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/rohin...rmese-military

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    Burmese security filled mass graves with Muslims

    Burmese security forces organised and stood guard over Buddhist attacks on Muslim settlements before burying scores of bodies, some with their hands tied behind their backs, in mass graves, Human Rights Watch said in a report today.


    Evidence of official involvement in the massacres that left hundreds dead was gathered by HRW researchers at 27 different sites in Arakan State, including at four mass graves dug between June and October last year.



    The report is the most comprehensive evidence yet that the Burmese government colluded in a wave of ethnic attacks and was released just hours before the EU was due to drop sanctions on the Burmese regime as a reward for reformist pledges at a meeting in Luxembourg on Monday.


    At one mass grave near the town of Sittwe, local residents took photographs of the 18 bodies dumped in a freshly dug grave. The corpses had their hands tied behind their back with plastic strips used by the police.

    "They dropped the bodies right here," a Rohingya man, who saw the bodies being dumped and later buried told HRW. "Three bodies had gunshot wounds. Some had burns, some had stab wounds. One gunshot wound was on the forehead, one on the chest. Two men's hands were tied at the wrists in front and another one had his arms tied in the back."

    More than 100 witnesses to the violence, which was speared by Buddhist monks and a nationalist political movement in the region, Rakhine Nationalities Development Party, cited repeated cases in which the police and army would arrive at the scene prior to an attack. Having reassured locals with a cordon, they would then breach promises by allowing attacks and joining in the violence.


    In the worse single massacre of the three month outbreak more than 70 people, including 28 children were hacked to death in a day long massacre at Yan Thei village.

    "The policemen were telling us to go back in to the village. At that time the Arakanese were coming toward us. We were trapped," said one man. "First they said they would protect us but when the violence started they took sides with the Arakanese people."

    Muslims are resented in the region as immigrants who have crossed illegally from Bengal into Burma, even though most of those affected have lived in the area for several generations. "The Burmese government engaged in a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya that continues today through the denial of aid and restrictions on movement," said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director at HRW. "The government needs to put an immediate stop to the abuses and hold the perpetrators accountable or it will be responsible for further violence against ethnic and religious minorities in the country."

    More than 125,000 were displaced in the violence last year and the UN yesterday warned those still living in camps face a catastrophe from adverse weather and poor conditions over the summer months.

    "UNHCR is seriously concerned about the risks facing over 60,000 displaced people in flood-prone areas and in makeshift shelters," Adrian Edwards, a spokesman for the United Nation's refugee organisation said.

    "From May to September, the monsoon season is expected to unleash heavy rains and possible cyclones in Rakhine state, where more than 115,000 people remain uprooted after last year's inter-communal violence," he warned.

    Abu Tahay from the National Democratic Party for Development, which represents the Rohingya, said Burma's world renowned democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi has an "obligation" to speak out against the Burmese government involvement in the attacks.

    Allies of Miss Suu Kyi, who has given the Burmese government crucial international backing by refusing to join outright condemnation of the violence have acknowledge the predictament has damaged her authority.

    "There was some damage to her moral authority because of this situation. Daw Suu also knows about it," Win Tin, a co-founder of her National League for Democracy said.

    But experts in Burmese politics said Miss Suu Kyi cannot offend the core segment of ethnic Burmese voters who symathise with the anti-Muslim groups.

    "Aung San Suu Kyi has an election to win in 2015. She risks alienating politically potent Buddhist elements among her own supporters if she appears too cosy with the Rohingya, or other Muslims," said Nicholas Farrelly of the Australian National University. "Western human rights activists and international opponents of anti-Islamic prejudice will not have a vote in who runs Myanmar in the years ahead," he said.



    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...h-Muslims.html

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    Burma puts two-child limit on Muslims only

    Local officials said yesterday that the new measure would be applied to two Rakhine townships that border Bangladesh and have the highest Muslim populations in the state. The townships are about 95 per cent Muslim.

    The unusual order makes Burma the only country in the world to impose such a restriction on a religious group, and is likely to fuel further criticism that Muslims are being discriminated against in the Buddhist-majority country.

    China has a one-child policy, but it is not based on religion and exceptions apply to minority ethnic groups. India briefly had forced sterilisation of men in the mid-1970s but a nationwide outcry quickly shut down the programme.


    http://www.independent.ie/world-news...-29297419.html


    Human Rights Watch has accused Rakhine authorities of fomenting an organized campaign of “ethnic cleansing” against the Rohingya Muslims.

    Thousands of Rohingyas are deprived of citizenship rights due to the policy of discrimination that has denied them the right of citizenship and made them vulnerable to acts of violence and persecution, expulsion, and displacement.

    The Myanmar government has so far refused to extricate the stateless Rohingyas in Rakhine state from their citizenship limbo, despite international pressure to give them a legal status.

    The extremists frequently attack Rohingyas and have set fire to their homes in several villages in Rakhine. Myanmar Army forces allegedly provided the fanatics containers of petrol for torching the houses of Muslim villagers, who are then forced to flee.

    Rohingyas are said to be Muslim descendants of Persian, Turkish, Bengali, and Pathan origin, who migrated to Myanmar as early as the 8th century.

    Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have issued separate statements, calling on Myanmar to take action to protect the Rohingya Muslim population against extremists.


    http://whatreallyhappened.com/fr/con...-limit-muslims

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    UN slams Myanmar for imposing 2-child limit on Muslim families



    The United Nations has condemned the Myanmar government for its decision to impose a two-child limit on Muslim families.


    On Thursday, Eduardo del Buey, deputy spokesman for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, issued a statement saying that the ban is a violation of fundamental human rights and called on Myanmar officials to put an end to such practices.

    Authorities say the limit, which applies to two towns of Buthidaung and Maundaw that have the highest Muslim populations in the western state of Rakhine, has been imposed to stem what they call rapid population growth in Muslim families.

    Human rights groups say the policy makes Myanmar the only country in the world to impose such a restriction on a religious group.

    Thousands of Rohingya Muslims are believed to have been killed and thousands of others displaced in recent attacks by extremist Buddhists.

    The violence that originally targeted Rohingyas in western Myanmar is beginning to spread to other parts of the country, where Muslims who have been granted citizenship are now being attacked, according to the website burmamuslims.org.

    About 800,000 Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine are deprived of citizenship rights due to the policy of discrimination that has denied them the right of citizenship and made them vulnerable to acts of violence and persecution, expulsion, and displacement.

    The international group Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders--MSF) said on May 28 that restrictions imposed by the Myanmar government on Rohingya Muslims prevents tens of thousands from getting health care and basic services in the west of the country.

    Ronald Kremer, the aid group's emergency coordinator in Rakhine state, said in a statement published in New York City that the government was confining around 140,000 people to makeshift camps.

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/05...anmar-muslims/

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    Myanmar government’s restrictions on Muslims put health of 1000s at risk: MSF



    Restrictions imposed by Myanmar government on Rohingya Muslims prevents tens of thousands from getting health care and basic services in the west of the country, the international group Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders--MSF) says.

    Ronald Kremer, the aid group's emergency coordinator in Rakhine state, said in a statement published in New York City on Tuesday that the government was confining around 140,000 people to makeshift camps.

    He stated that the movement of tens of thousands of others, still living in their homes, was also severely restricted.

    "MSF has just returned from areas where whole villages are cut off from basic services," Kremer said.

    "What we have seen shows that current policies such as movement restrictions are having a detrimental impact on people's health… This includes tuberculosis patients unable to access the treatment they need to stay alive, and pregnant women dying unnecessarily because they have nowhere safe to deliver."

    MSF also quoted an unnamed man saying the restrictions prevent the displaced even from going to the hospital, or school. Also, they are not allowed to fish or to collect firewood. They are only able to go to their farms with military escorts just two or three at a time.

    "This fear is so pervasive that even when people were living in the path of Tropical Storm Mahasen, many told us they were too scared to move," Kremer said, adding, "They did not know where they would be moved to, or what would happen to them."

    MSF called on the Myanmar government to provide the displaced with access to health care and proper shelter.

    In June 2012, the government imposed movement restrictions on Muslims in townships around Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine state, after clashes broke out between Muslims and extremist Buddhists.

    About 800,000 Rohingyas in Rakhine are deprived of citizenship rights due to the policy of discrimination that has denied them the right of citizenship and made them vulnerable to acts of violence and persecution, expulsion, and displacement.

    The Myanmar government has so far refused to extricate the stateless Rohingyas from their citizenship limbo, despite international pressure to give them a legal status.

    Rohingya Muslims have faced torture, neglect, and repression in Myanmar for many years.

    Hundreds of Rohingyas are believed to have been killed and thousands displaced in recent attacks by extremists who call themselves Buddhists.

    The extremists frequently attack Rohingyas and have set fire to their homes in several villages in Rakhine. Myanmar army forces allegedly provided the fanatics containers of petrol for torching the houses of Muslim villagers, who are then forced to flee.

    Myanmar’s government has been accused of failing to protect the Muslim minority.

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has also come under fire for her stance on the violence. The Nobel Peace laureate has refused to censure the Myanmar military for its persecution of the Rohingyas.

    Rohingyas are said to be Muslim descendants of Persian, Turkish, Bengali, and Pathan origin, who migrated to Myanmar as early as the 8th century.

    Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have issued separate statements, calling on Myanmar to take action to protect the Rohingya Muslim population against extremists.


    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/05...sk-in-myanmar/

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    a little boy from Myanmar holding his sis, victims of Buddhist terrorism & massacres


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    Muslim Massacre in Myanmar

    Dr. Asjad Bokhari - 14 July, 2012

    The beautiful mountains of Arakan divide the state from central Burma and the beautiful plains of the state house a population of 800,000 Rohingya Muslims who claim to be living on these shores for hundreds of years. A claim resolutely denied by the Military rulers of Burma and the Buddhist community as they believe that Rohingya population are descendants of Chittagong Bengalis and only moved to Burma in 1863. Even if the twisted version of the dictator party is accepted as correct still it has been a good 150 years since these people started living their lives in Burma. They are not considered citizens though and are not issued with passports or rights of citizenship by a government which derives its power from the Buddhist religious base. Over the last 70 years these Muslims have been given the rough end of the deal by British, Japanese and the Burmese governments resulting in a mass exodus to Bangladesh and Thailand. Situation changed dramatically when Bangladesh decided to seal her borders to these refugees as they are struggling with the sheer numbers and the thigh border guards let the ship of these refugees sink and the men and women aboard drown.

    A month ago three Muslim boys were accused of raping and killing a Buddhist girl and were arrested. One of them was reported to have killed himself while other two were sentenced to death after a trial of 4 days. The Muslim version of story varies from the state version as Muslim community argues that one of the boys fell in love with the Burmese girl and managed to flee with her, later to be captured and tortured to death in custody and the other two boys were innocent. Whichever version was correct didn’t matter as the local Buddhist community attacked a bus killing 10 Muslims. Military moved in after 30 Muslims deaths and within 2 days the death toll for Rohingya Muslims raised to 680 as the military and security forces of Burma led the Muslim hunting process which is continuing with no end in sight. UN or aid agencies are not allowed in Rakhine and media organisations are banned as well. Any food or life saving supplies can not be given directly and have to go through the government aid agency. This leaves Muslims of Arakan helpless, hopeless and in a miserable plight awaiting torture, death and destruction on daily basis.

    In this heart wrenching state of affairs UAE government continues to spend billions on a football club, Saudis are celebrating the crowning of new prince, Turkey is rejoicing on its economic success, Pakistan is dealing with its political crisis, Bangladesh has ceased to invite any more refugees and Iran is fighting against UN sanctions. Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, and other rich Arab countries are falling over each other to get in to good books of US. When the governments fail to take up a serious issue the media of those countries screams about the injustice and cruelty to make the governments act, but in this case all the major Muslim media organisations have better news and affairs to discuss and deal with.

    The silence of the graveyard, where lies the corpse of Muslim ummah and their unity and brotherhood. As for Burmese Rohingya Muslims the writing is on the wall, no oil, no money, no state of their own and no monitory benefits to attract the Muslim governments and their media, so all they can do is to await the slaughter that shall come sooner or later. One resolution in UN unanimously drafted by Islamic world could do the trick by putting diplomatic pressure on militant rulers of Burma but frankly who cares and who has got the time to avert the spice of life and think about poor Muslims of Burma.


    http://www.columnpk.com/muslim-massa...-asjad-bokhari


 

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