rohingya

Burmese monk Wirathu is on the cover of July 2013 Time Maganzine. Wirathu has been leading a plot to ethnically cleanse the Rohingya people. The Rohingya people are Muslims. He has compared Muslims to “African carp” and has described them as “quick breeding and violent.” His speeches have been blamed for the rise of violence against the Rohingya people. In his recent sermon, he described the reported massacre of schoolchildren and other Muslim inhabitants in the central city of Meiktila in March, documented by a human rights group, as “a show of strength”
The Muslims are suffering. Please keep them in your duas(prayers).

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 EVERYONE LISTEN  UP

THERE IS A MASS GENOCIDE TAKING PLACE IN ROHINGYA-BURMA

THE MUSLIMS OF ROHINGYA ARE BEING PERSECUTED AND KILLED. THEY ARE BEING TORTURED BY THE BUDDHIST EXTREMISTS, ISLAM HAS ALREADY BEEN TAGGED AS A VIOLENT RELIGION WHICH SUPPORTS NOTHING BUT VIOLENCE, BUT MY FRIEND, IF YOU ARE A HUMAN BEING WITH A HEART THAT FUNCTIONS AND FEELS FOR THE PEOPLE BEING PERSECUTED YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND.

LOOK AT THE PHOTOS ABOVE, TAKE A LOOK. ARE THE TEARS OF THE INNOCENT NOT ENOUGH TO WASH AWAY THE MISCONCEPTION YOU HAVE ABOUT MUSLIMS?

ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH WHATS GOING ON? MUSLIMS ARE IN A MINORITY AND THESE INNOCENT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PERSECUTED SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THEIR INDEPENDENCE WHICH WAS IN 1948. BUT IT HAS COME TO SUCH A POINT NOW WHERE THE OLD, WOMEN, CHILDREN, BABIES AND MEN ARE BURNT ALIVE, TORTURED, THROWN TO THE GUTTER WHERE THEY ARE LEFT TO DIE. 

THE BUDDHISTS OF MYANMAR HAVE LEFT NONE TO SURVIVE. A CHILD WAS TIED TO A POST, NAKED, WHIPPED AND BEATEN AND LEFT LYING IN HIS BLOOD AND SWEAT FOR PEOPLE TO PASS BY HIM AND BEAT HIM. A GIRL ABOUT FOUR YEARS OLD WAS MADE TO LAY DOWN WHILE HER LEGS WERE TURNED OUT AND WAS WALKED UPON.

TELL ME, DOES THE PAIN OF THESE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE NOT DESERVE TO BE KNOWN? THESE POOR PEOPLE ARE BEING MURDERED, PERSECUTED AND TORTURED, AND ALL FOR WHAT? FOR BEING MUSLIM, FOR NOT GIVING UP THEIR FAITH AND FOLLOWING ISLAM.

NOW YOU TELL ME IS THIS FAIR?

IS IT FAIR THAT NOBODY KNOWS THESE CHILDREN AND WOMEN AND MEN AND OLD AND YOUNG ALL TOGETHER ARE LITERALLY BEING BUTCHERED AND MUTILATED?

IS IT FAIR?

“Humanity is but a single Brotherhood: So make peace with your brethren.” -Quran 49:10

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Don’t forget the Rohingya’s

Analysis: Jonathan Head, BBC News, Bangkok

By and large the humanitarian groups got what they wanted, as the meeting ended with promises to improve the search for stranded boats.

Dealing with the causes of the migrant exodus was trickier.

Everyone knew the dire treatment of Rohingya Muslims is what drove so many of them to flee. But Myanmar still insists they are illegal incomers from Bangladesh.

One million of them remain stateless, with Myanmar making no apology for segregating and restricting them; a kind of Asian apartheid.

There was an awkward moment when the UNHCR delegate insisted the Rohingya problem must be addressed, though even he avoided using the term Rohingya, something Myanmar won’t accept.

The Burmese delegation responded by denouncing “finger-pointing”. The problem, it said, was criminal trafficking gangs, not Burmese policies. Changing attitudes in Myanmar will be a tough long-term challenge.

On Friday it said it had picked up a boat with 727 migrants on board - just a week after it picked up about 200 in its first such operation. The Myanmar government has the boat under the supervision of the navy. Media isn’t allowed near the boats.

Asia’s migrant crisis

  • Rohingya Muslims mainly live in Myanmar, where they have faced decades of persecution.
  • Rights groups say migrants feel they have “no choice” but to leave, paying people smugglers to help them.
  • The UN estimates more than 120,000 Rohingya have fled in the past three years.
  • Traffickers usually take the migrants by sea to Thailand then overland to Malaysia.
  • But Thailand recently began cracking down on the migrant routes, meaning traffickers are using sea routes instead.

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The rise of genocidal Buddhist racism against the Rohingya, a minority community of nearly one million people in the western Burmese province of Rakhine (also known as Arakan), is an international humanitarian crisis. The military-ruled state has been relentless in its attempts to erase Rohingya ethnic identity, which was officially recognized as a distinct ethnic group in 1954 by the democratic government of Prime Minister U Nu. Indeed, in the past months of violent conflict, beginning in June 2012, the Rohingya have suffered over 90 percent of the total death toll and property destruction, including the devastation of entire villages and city neighborhoods. Following the initial eruption of violence in western Burma, several waves of killing, arson, and rampage have been directed at the Rohingya, backed by Burma’s security forces.

Dr. Maung Zarni, Buddhist Nationalism in Burma

PhotosJonathan Saruk: Kutupalong and Leda Refugee Camp, Bangladesh, November 14 and 19.

‪#‎BREAKING‬: This week, thousands of Rohingya, minority Muslims in Myanmar, have fled persecution by taking to sea in boats.

Read Nicholas Kristof’s blog here.

Neighboring countries have been ignoring their right to asylum and have literally been pushing the boats back to sea. If this continues, thousands of people may die or fall victim to labor trafficking.

SHARE to shine a light on the lack of basic human rights for some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Assalamu alaikom,

I am fundraising for the Rohingya Muslims in Burma for the charity Ummah Welfare Trust (100% donation policy). 

More than one million Rohingya Muslims in Arakan state, Burma, are today living in apartheid conditions. Much of the countryside in Arakan is awash with concentration camps, the grim result of a targeted pogrom which has seen Muslims killed and villages razed to the ground.

Arguably worse is the plight of those who have chosen to flee the persecution.Thousands, in their attempt to reach to Malaysia, Thailand and elsewhere, have been imprisoned, tortured or left out to die at sea.

The Rohingya are now trapped between repression in their homeland and abuse in neighbouring countries. It is up to us to respond and show them that they have not been forgotten.

This new appeal will focus on increasing support to isolated families in Arakan, and rehabilitating newly-arrived refugees in Indonesia’s Aceh region. Families here will be provided with food, clothing and shelter.

Let us remember our Reckoning with Allah, and answer the cries of the Rohingyan mothers and their children. Donate what you can in support of them before Ramadhan.

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Please donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/RohingyaCrisisAppeal/

Stop asking the “Muslim community” or the “Muslim world” (what the fuck does this mean anyway? Are Indonesia, Turkey and Iraq the same homogenous countries? Have the same customs, practices, culture?) to condemn the Paris massacre, say that they are against it and do not support it. Stop asking them to organise big demonstrations to show that they are different. Stop asking them to clean up their mosques. Stop your orientalist and idiotic bullshit. Do you realize how wrong, offensive, hurtful and racist this is? Think for fuck’s sake. Think!
Are you asking all christians to show that they are not like Bush and Blair? To demonstrate against their murderous campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine…..? (that have killed many many many many many more people than ISIS and Al Qaeda combined) Are you?
Are you asking all buddhist to clearly state, before they even open their mouths, that they are against what is happening to the Rohingya people? Are you?
—  By Frank Barat
'They hit us, with hammers, by knife': Rohingya migrants tell of horror at sea

Up to 8,000 are believed to be stuck off Thai, Indonesian and Malaysian coasts, and those who made it to shore describe violence and starvationUp to 8,000 are believed to be stuck off Thai, Indonesian and Malaysian coasts, and those who made it to shore describe violence and starvation

Crowded under tarpaulin tents strewn with rubbish and boxes of water, the Burmese and Bangladeshi migrants speak of horrors at sea: of murders, of killing each other over scarce supplies of food and water, of corpses thrown overboard.

“One family was beaten to death with wooden planks from the boat, a father, a mother and their son,” says Mohammad Amin, 35. “And then they threw the bodies into the ocean.”

Amin, an ethnic Rohingya Muslim, first boarded a boat from Burma three months ago. Now he is among 677 migrants who are being housed in a makeshift camp by the harbour in Langsa, Indonesia, after spending months in the Andaman Sea.

                                                                                                                          

Getting to the camp was an epic struggle. As governments around the region have refused the migrants entry, and their navies have pushed them back, it was eventually down to Acehnese fishermen to rescue the boat on Friday, towing it to shore in Langsa.

But at least now they are on dry land. Between 6,000 and 8,000 more are believed to still be stuck off the coasts of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, with limited water and food, in a situation the UN has warned could fast become a “massive humanitarian crisis” because no government in the region is willing to take them in.

Mohammad Rafique, 21, says that when the boat he was on first floated into Indonesian waters last week, the navy gave them provisions of food and water. “After that they asked us, ‘Where you go now?’” he explains, “We said, ‘We are going to Malaysia.’ The Indonesian navy said, ‘Go to Malaysia,’ and they take us to the Malaysian border.”

In Malaysia they were met with the same response.

Men are fed intravenously at a makeshift hospital of the refugee camp in Langsa, Indonesia.

Out back in the hospital wing in Langsa, a row of men lie on stretchers with their emaciated limbs hooked up to intravenous drips. The back of one shirtless man is marked with deep red lashes.

“They hit us, with hammers, by knife, cutting,” says Rafique, recalling onboard violence between the different groups of migrants. He presents his only possession – a Rohingya identity card from the United Nations high commission for refugees in Bangladesh.

Mother with child seek respite from the sun at the Langsa refugee campMother with child seek respite from the sun at the Langsa refugee camp

Many of those on the ships are from northern Burma’s persecuted Rohingya minority, who have been denied citizenship and voting rights, even though many have lived in the country for generations.

In the majority Buddhist nation, the Rohingya have continued to flee sectarian violence and poor conditions in refugee camps.

Many do so by boat using people smugglers but a recent crackdown by the Thai government is believed to have led to some boats - and their human cargo - being abandoned at sea.

In Langsa, Amin, a former farmer in Burma, tells of how his village was set alight in a violent attack several years ago. His mother, he says, was burned to death because she was too old to escape.

“The government is torturing us,” says Zukura Khotun, a mother of three who fled Burma’s Rakhine state and boarded a boat in the hope she could be reunited with her husband in Malaysia.

Others in the camp from Bangladesh are also quick to identify themselves as ethnic Rohingya Muslims, some saying they were travelling to Malaysia for work, to get married or to join their family members.

No one can say exactly how many people passed away on board. Rafique, who says he spent his whole life in a refugee camp in Bangladesh until starting on the sea voyage, claims that up to 200 people died during the journey.


But it is impossible to immediately verify or corroborate their stories.

Sayed Oestman, head of the Langsa development committee says there are still palpable tensions between the two groups of migrants who are divided at the camp after the vicious fighting at sea.

“So far we hear the Bangladeshi, they are the workers planning to go to Malaysia,” says Oestman, “The Rohingyas from Burma are saying they are fleeing conflict in their country.”

More than 1,000 people have arrived on Aceh’s shores on dilapidated vessels over the past week.

Inside the tents at Langsa women nurse their children while sipping water or small cartons of warm Milo in the afternoon heat as wafts of burning plastic blow over them from the fires being used to burn rubbish.

Indonesian volunteers are tacking up toilet cubicles out of thin plywood and a mountain of second-hand clothes has been dumped in the grass. Oestman says there is an urgent need for medication and vitamins at the camp. Twenty-five migrants have been admitted to the local general hospital.

Read on:- http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/17/they-hit-us-with-hammers-by-knife-rohingya-migrants-tell-of-horror-at-seahttp://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/17/they-hit-us-with-hammers-by-knife-rohingya-migrants-tell-of-horror-at-sea

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The #Rohingya Muslim ethnic minority in #Burma have been called “the most oppressed people on Earth”. They suffer vicious attacks and systematic abuse by Burma’s government.

1.3 million Rohingya have been denied citizenship and stripped of all rights. They are forced to live in Apartheid conditions where they cannot travel, work or even marry without permission. Over 140,000 were forced into concentration camps after their homes and villages were burnt to the ground in 2012, and remain there today.

Thousands of ethnic minority Rohingya from Burma are fleeing the threat of #Genocide & are at sea trapped in crowded wooden boats. With food and clean water running low, their lives are in grave danger.

Instead of heeding their cries for help and rescuing these people fleeing for their lives, Burma’s neighbors are pushing these rickety boats back to sea.

Help spread this message, to send a plea to Burma’s neighbours which include #Thailand, #Indonesia & our very own #Malaysia - to offer these refugees emergency assistance and protect the Rohingya so they won’t have to flee.

It’s not about race, or religion. It’s about basic #HumanRights. No one in this day in age should be forced to live like this.

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رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ

Our Rabb, pour down upon us patience, and make our steps firm and assist us against the disbelieving people.
- Surah Al-Baqarah : 250

Always pray for our brothers & sisters around the world suffering from the hands of the enemies of Islam. Keep them in your du'a, never forget them.

May we be granted victory over the oppressors who are trying to put out the light of Islam. Ameen.

May the eyes of the cowards never sleep. Ameen.

By Nicole Sganga.

Most schools have a soccer field. Khin Nilar Myint’s school has a pharmacy.

The fifteen-year-old Rohingya girl passes through a room housing 10 kids with diarrhea, three babies with open sores, and a pregnant teen before sitting down on a wooden bench to begin her chemistry review. Her teacher, Hla Kyw, is a bright man with a physics degree, who began a school at the back of a relative’s pharmacy that prepares children for matriculation exams during summer vacation. Six other children—five boys, one girl—scoot next to Khin on benches. The entire class is made up of displaced children, essentially refugees in their own country.

A few begin to scrawl down physics equations from a blackboard propped against the side of a hut with a tin roof. Stuck within the walls of an internment camp for Muslims, the stateless students solve math and science equations in hopes that it will free them from confinement one day. A ticket to university could be an escape from life here.

In this camp, you’d be hard-pressed to find a girl with a fourth grade education. In the pharmacy next to Khin’s school, it is easier to encounter a teenager with two or more children than one who can spell her name.

Khin shakes her head when I ask her about having kids one day. As the sixth of twelve children, she is no stranger to big families. “I want to go to medical school and become a doctor,” she says, gesturing to patients in the next room. “I need to help people like this.”

Khin begins her morning at 6:00 am, averaging 13 hours of studying per day. Her mother, Daw Khin Khin tells me she always stays up past midnight reviewing her notes under solar powered lanterns. “I warn her to take care of her head,” she laughs. “That girl reads enough to get headaches.”

However Khin’s real headache began two years ago, when members of the Rakhine Buddhist majority forced her family to close their produce shop before burning down their house. Khin looks down at her notes. “I used to have Rakhine friends,” she says. “I want to live together in peace.” Since ethnic violence broke out in June 2012, the internally displaced Rohingya people can no longer attend university in Burma.

The 15-year-old student’s fears run deeper than matriculation exams and the seven years of medical study that await her. It is nearly impossible for a Rohingya to attend university in Myanmar. If Khin cannot find a way to conceal her Muslim identity, under the current government, she will be forced to quit school after 11th grade. That’s a difficult pill to swallow for a 10th grader ranked first in a high school class of 46 students.

In Rakhine state, there are only two Rohingya doctors. One of them is in prison.

I ask Khin if she has any second thoughts about pursuing her dream. Looking up from her notebook, she stops writing a decomposition of methane. There is a long pause. Khin is a bashful girl whose face turns pale when given too much attention.

“I want people to understand that I am studying my lessons under very difficult circumstances,” she says. “If I am educated, I will be useful.” She glances in the direction of a mother cradling a bleeding baby. “If I do not help my people, who will?”

There’s a lot of tragedy to be found in the pharmacies lining the streets of Rohingya refugee camps in Sittwe, Myanmar. A mother shushes a baby with a 105-degree fever and a little dehydrated boy holds out his skinny arm for an injection. An older man with heart disease sits alongside a five-year-old with malaria. Everyone needs a doctor. Hardly anyone has ever seen one.

Just a few feet away from those seeking treatment sits a teenager with long brown hair who scribbles away in her notebook in the back of a pharmacy, determined to change that. 

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MYANMAR, SITTWE : This photo taken on May 21, 2015 shows an ethnic Rohingya Muslim woman looking back as she rides a tuk tuk near a camp set up outside the city of Sittwe in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Malaysia ordered search and rescue missions on May 22 for thousands of boatpeople stranded at sea, as Myanmar hosted talks with US and Southeast Asian envoys on the migrant exodus from its shores.  AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU                        

As a desi Hindu can white hipsters please stop fucking acting like Hindus and Buddhists are all nonviolent and peaceful people as if Hindus didn’t facilitate the pogroms of Sikhs throughout India and Buddhists in Myanmar aren’t mass-murdering and stripping Rohingya Muslims of their basic human rights to the point where they’re listed as the most oppressed minority in the world