Stories of systematic rape by Burmese forces against innocent Muslim women. Image from Burma Task Force.
Image from New York Times along with story.
Myanmar military is using rape of Rohingya Muslim women as major genocide tool, ravaging the lives of these innocent young females. Where are the feminists, the celebrities, those human rights' advocates and authors who are fiercely loud speaking on podiums against abuse of women? Or, is there a moral difference between the rape of a Muslim and non-Muslim woman?
If Myanmar State Counsellor, Suu Kyi, isn't tried for voluntarily presiding over genocide, fostering the rape-culture and protecting the rapists with claims of "fake rape," then there is no reason why all incarcerated murderers, accomplices and rapists around this planet shouldn't be set free.
So far Bob Geldof has been the only public figure who has spoken out against the crimes of the Myanmar leader. He returned his award titled 'Freedom of the City of Dublin' which is also being held by Myanmar's Suu Kyi given to her in 2012. Geldof returned it as he did not want to hold an award which was also in possession of an ethnic cleanser. Not a single female public figure has so far criticized Suu Kyi's collaboration with the rapists and slaughterers. Proves yet again, the worst form of misogyny is spewed by women themselves, targeting the suffering lot of their own gender. An unspeakable shame.
Image New York Times: Hasina (right) and her sister-in-law Asma, both victims of rape who lost male members of their family.
Quoting the story from New York Times:
Myanmar soldiers held Hasina and other village women at gunpoint, she said, while the troops executed the men and boys, doused the bodies with gasoline and turned the corpses into a bonfire. Then the troops led the women and girls, five at a time, toward a hut.
“I was trying to hide my baby under my scarf, but they saw her leg,” Hasina recalled, her voice brittle, her mouth trembling. “They grabbed my baby by the leg and threw her onto the fire.”
Hasina said she collapsed on the ground, screaming. The impatient soldiers then began to club her — she showed me scars from the beating — and dragged her into a hut with her sister-in-law, Asma Begum. The soldiers stripped the women naked and raped them, she said, and finally closed the door and set the hut on fire.
As bits of the burning roof fell down on them, Hasina said, she and Asma broke a hole in the side of the hut and ran away naked. They rolled in mud to soothe their burns, and the next day they found a Rohingya house and begged for the man inside to throw out clothes so that they could cover themselves.
A three-day hike took Hasina and Asma to Bangladesh. But Hasina still suffers from the beating and from the emptiness left by the murder of Suhaifa, and she has trouble sleeping.