Two weeks after Myanmar armed forces and their murderous thugs led by saffron butcher Ashin Wirathu began ethnic cleansing Rohingya Muslims, the United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said on 11 September that “the situation in Myanmar is a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.
“This was predicted and could have been prevented,” said Zeid Al Hussain who, told the UN Human Rights Council “the current situation cannot yet be fully assessed, as Myanmar has refused access to human rights investigators.”
The UN has documented mass gang rapes, killings – including infants and young children – brutal beatings and disappearances committed by armed forces. Rohingya Muslims were shot, stabbed, starved, robbed, raped and driven from their homes in the hundreds of thousands.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s government has come in for strong international criticism over the military’s treatment of the Rohingya. In December 2016 more than a dozen Nobel Laureates published an open letter warning of a tragedy in Rakhine “amounting to ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.”
“I call on the government to end its current cruel military operation, with accountability for all violations that have occurred and to reverse the pattern of severe and widespread discrimination against the Rohingya population,” UN Human Rights Chief Zeid.
He said he was particularly “appalled” by reports that Burmese authorities had begun laying landmines along the border with Bangladesh to prevent those who fled from returning.
He also criticized “official statements that refugees who have fled the violence will only be allowed back if they can provide ‘proof of nationality’,” pointing out that Burma since 1962 had been stripping Rohingyas of a wide range of rights, including citizenship rights. “This measure resembles a cynical ploy to forcibly transfer large numbers of people without possibility of return, he said,
The condemnation came as Tibet’s respected spiritual leader Dalai Lama also spoke out for the first time about the Rohingya refugee crisis, saying Buddha would have helped Muslims fleeing violence in Buddhist-majority Burma.
The top Buddhist leader is the latest Nobel peace laureate to speak out against the violence .Dalai Lama had written to Aung San Suu Kyi urging her to find a peaceful solution to the crisis.
“Questions that are put to me suggest that many people have difficulty reconciling what appears to be happening to Muslims there with Myanmar as a Buddhist country,” said Dalai Lama .In a letter to Suu Kyi shortly after the latest fighting broke out Dalai Lama said “I appeal to you and your fellow leaders to reach out to all sections of society to try to restore friendly relations throughout the population in a spirit of peace and reconciliation.
Later Dalai Lama had joined fellow Nobel peace laureates and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in urging Suu Kyi to intervene and speak out.
In his 7 September 2017 letter to Aung Sann Suu Kyi Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu had this to state;
My dear sister: If the political price of your ascension to the highest office in Myanmar is your silence, the price is surely too steep. A country that is not at peace with itself, that fails to acknowledge and protect the dignity and worth of all its people, is not a free country.
It is incongruous for a symbol of righteousness to lead such a country; it is adding to our pain.
As we witness the unfolding horror we pray for you to be courageous and resilient again. We pray for you to speak out for justice, human rights and the unity of your people. We pray for you to intervene in the escalating crisis and guide your people back towards the path of righteousness.
The Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abulhasan Mahmood Ali, described what is being done in Burma towards the Rohingya as an ethnic cleansing. “The international community says it is ethnic cleansing, and we are also seeing it,” Mahmood Ali holds the Burmese army and radical Buddhists responsible for the ethnic cleansing.
In the midst there emerged reports of Israel supplying weapons to Myanmar .This was not a surprise as Israel is there wherever Muslims are persecuted. The weapons sold to Myanmar include over 100 tanks, weapons and boats used to police the country’s border, according to human rights groups and Burmese officials.
Israeli arms companies also been involved in training Burmese Special Forces who are currently in the Rakhine state. Images previously posted on the arms company’s website showed its staff instructing members of the Burmese Special Forces on combat tactics and how to use specific weapons.
This was followed by the official visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the architect of genocide of Guajarati Muslims, to Myanmar in a sign of endorsing Myanmar’s atrocities on Rohingya Muslims.
Later in the Indonesian island of Bali, India dissociated itself from a declaration adopted at an international conference as it carried a reference to violence in Myanmar. An Indian parliamentary delegation, led by Speaker Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan, refused to be a part of the Bali Declaration adopted at the World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development held at Nusa Dua in Indonesia.
The delegation took the stance on a day Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his visit to Myanmar where he expressed solidarity with the government there.
However activists displayed placards during a protest against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims near Myanmar Consulate in Kolkata. Protestors demanded postponement of proposed visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Myanmar.
Meanwhile China which brutally persecutes its Muslim population in its Zinging province opposed the United Nations Security Council taking up Myanmar’s genocide on Rohingya Muslims. Instead China voiced support for Myanmar government’s genocide on Rohingya Muslims.
Israel, India and China supporting Myanmar in its genocide of Muslims is not something unexpected. India, under Hindu fascist Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh, RSS, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar government and a small minority of Ma Ba Tha Buddhist murderous thugs suffer from the common incurable cancer of “intense hatred towards Muslims”.
Israel committed massacre after massacre of Palestinians, RSS was responsible for thousands of anti-Muslim attacks destroying Muslim economic base and killing Muslims in Indian since the partition of the country in 1947 and Myanmar’ too has been extremely hostile towards its Muslims population.
In fact in 1751 Myanmar authorities forced three imams from leading mosques and asked them to eat pork. Imams refused. So they were all killed. So what is happening today is nothing new.
However Muslims and non-Muslims alike remain shocked at the relative silence of the dictators of Muslim countries especially Saudi Arabia owing to the fact that the Saudis dub themselves ‘the leader of the Muslim world’.
Under the title Salman looks on as Christian Leaders Voice Support for Rohingya columnist IBRAHIM MAIGIDA ABDULLAH stated that King Salman has NEVER condemned the persecution of Myanmar Muslims.
Only Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was in the forefront trying to help Rohingya Muslims.He urged Muslim countries to “use every means available” to stop the “cruelty” perpetrated against Myanmar’s Rohingya.
These atrocities are possible only because Muslim world is paralyzed with rotten dictators described by many as “puppy dogs “of Judeo-Christian West.
In view of the ongoing atrocities more than 400,000 people worldwide have called for Aung Sang Suu Kyi to be stripped of her Nobel Peace With photos and they also started calling to take Aung San Suu Kyi to International Criminal Court, ICC, to be tried as a war criminal. The mounting criticism globally forced Aung Sann Suu Kyi to cancel her trip to UN General Assembly.
Though most governments and people worldwide vehemently condemned the ethnic cleansing up to now Sri Lankan government did not respond while local mainstream media virtually ignored the genocide by confining to few paras.
.Even Muslim organisations failed to condemn,perhaps, fearing that they would hurt the Sinhalese community here.Only Muslim Council of Sri Lanka spoke out while brave Muslim women from Kattanukdi held a public demonstration to condemn genocide of Myanmar’s Muslims.This is the shameful state of afairs of the islan,its mainstream racist media and its Muslim communiy.