Slaughter of Muslims in Burma - 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 of Burmese Muslims have been butchered, and many more injured and made homeless 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.





    1. Really informative. I would recommend this article to many. thanks for enhancing my knowledge.

  2. Salaam brother Aqeel :) Nice to see u drop by. And many thanks for your valuable comment. Allah bless.

    1. Salam'un'alaikum.

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      Please do read this article as well in connection with your current article.

  3. Walaikum Salaam Aqeel. Brother, your registration has been accepted long ago. Using your ID and password, you can log in anytime.

    Thanks for this link. I read the article. It left my head spinning and I'm speechless. The silence of the Muslim world, silence of the West and silence of the human rights groups are shocking and shameful. The Mynamar government is taking advantage of the apathy of the world and openly carrying out this genocide. The poor, defenseless Rohingya Muslims are being systematically butchered but the world addresses the buddhists as "peaceful." Injustice and callousness seems to be spreading around this world like wildfire.

    So far the only 2 Muslims countries that have raised their voices against this massacre are Iran and Gaza.

    The Sunnis, instead of applauding the murders carried out be al-Qaeda in Syria and Iraq, should convene a meeting for the relocation of the Rohingyas. The Rohingyas are only 800,000. Even if 50,000 are sent in each Muslim country, it will require only 16 Muslim countries to come forward and accommodate them. A very simple task indeed yet the silence of the Ummah is resounding. If Pakistan could accept 4 million Afghan refugees, why is it so difficult to relocate 800,000 Rohingyas, spread over different countries?

  4. Your analysis and solution is so true and to the point. and I think Gulf states should step forward accept them and spent their Oil wealth on the welfare of these oppressed people which seems a dream at the moment.

    1. Zainab Yunusa KaltungoJuly 27, 2012 at 5:38 AM

      may Allah bless you for echoing my thoughts aloud.

  5. Zainab Yunusa KaltungoJuly 27, 2012 at 5:35 AM

    Asalamu alaykum waramatullah wabarakatuh sister, i feel your pain about persecution of muslims and the general epidemic of islamophobia, but i need to sound a note of caution lest we be guilty of what we accuse others. Whilst your article doesn't brand all buddhists as bad, it takes a neutral mind(rare nowadays)to see that's not what you mean. i still believe the buddhist who perpetrated this act are in the minority, just like the "muslim terrorists" are a very small minority of muslims. Furthermore, what have muslims done to ease the plight of oppressed muslims in the world? if the arab league, OIC and other strong muslim organisations come together to negotiate with such countries as Burma for better rights for the Rohingya or offer to resettle them in other countries do you not think it will be a worthier cause than buy football clubs in Europe for billions of pounds?
    May Allah SWT guide us aright always. ameen.

  6. Alllah Maff Karre :(

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    1. Many thanks for sharing the info in your blog. Also please share my next blog entry on this topic:
      "The Satanic Buddhist monks and their Holocaust against the Rohingya minority"

  7. @Zainab Yunusa Kaltungo. Walaikum salaam. You are wrong because you aren't following this episode as carefully as I am. The Buddhists who are doing this are in a huge majority. This isn't simply a communal riot. It's state sponsored terrorism in which the Buddhist government, its opposition and its people are all involved in this genocidal movement against the Muslim minority of Burma. You asked what the Muslims around the world have done to ease the plight of those who are being persecuted. The answer is simple. Except Iran, hardly any other Muslim country has raised its voice and I consider that to shameful. But that doesn't change the horrific nature of the mass murder perpetrated by the buddhist bigots. Two wrongs don't make a right.

    Your self-hating comment is a portrayal of your own mentality and it's yet another reason why Muslims have stopped helping each other in preference to giving the benefit of the doubt to the murderous enemies.


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