Murder of children in Syria as part of the global genocide against Muslims. Let’s open our eyes and end the ignorance of what is happening around the world. Don’t let the western media dictate what you believe. You have the tools here on the internet to do your own research and find your own answers. Please let’s stop hate and violence against our fellow man. There are innocent men, women and children being slaughtered globally for one simple reason…they are Muslim and call God “Allah”. In this country (USA) we believe in freedom of religion…let’s not be hypocrites. The first step to change social injustice is knowledge. Please educate yourselves so that we have the information to have a morally correct point of view and then maybe we can help make a difference, for this is the holocaust of our time.
Described by the UN as one of the world’s most persecuted minorities, hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have been killed and over 90,000 displaced from their homes in Burma.
Residing under oppression, they are forced to endure a life of misery and abject poverty. They have had their citizenship taken away and are treated as illegal immigrants in their own country. They are experiencing forced labour, land seizures, arbitrary arrests, rape and torture, as well as having their homes and mosques attacked and burnt.
I am researching ways we can make donations to the people of Burma. This is one of the charitable organizations that I have found.
Muslim Salvation Organization of Burma (MSOB)
P.O. Box 70, Chiang Mai 50000 Thailand
Phone: (053) 308768
Fax: (66 53) 308768
Focus: There are over 6 million people of Muslim background in Burma. About 20% inhabited in Arakan Division bordering with Bangladesh. Part of the Muslims in Arakan Division is called Rohingya Muslims, and they have been persecuted in mass during the past 2 decades. These Rohingya Muslim Refugees are welknown and helped by international Muslim Relief Organizations.
Since early 1980’s the military gvernments of Burma have started persecution on Muslims in other parts of Burma. Many Muslim villages in Karen State, Mon State and Tanassarim Division were burnt down, people were torture, killed and Muslim girls were raped. Masajids and Madarasas were destroyed. Thousands of Muslims fled to Thai border in the Karen insurgent stronghold areas. As the Karen insurgent strongholds have been occupied by the government troops in recent years, these Muslims again fled to Thailand and become refugees. There are about 30,000 to 50,000 Musli refugees in 28 Refugee Camps. Due to lack of funds MSOB could visit 2 Camps and obtained the population data and inspected their needs. They are depending on Christian Missions for their food, shelter and clothes. There are still many shortages n Islamic facilities such as Holy Quran and Islamic Books to teach the children, materials for prayer centers and mosques, electricity at the mosques, water supplies, etc. which the non-Muslim organizations cannot provide. Hitherto no outside Islamic organizations has given attention to help these Burmese Muslim refugees yet. MSOB is a newly formed organization to coordinate the international Islamic organizations to fulfil these needs.
Violence between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Burma’s Rakhine region erupted in June after the alleged rape and murder of a Buddhist girl by Muslim men. The scale of violence has led to scores of deaths and the mass displacement of tens of thousands of people. After a state of emergency was declared in the province, the entry of Burma’s security forces lent another dimension to this conflict. Amnesty International said in early August that Rakhine Buddhists, together with security forces, purposefully meted out devastating violence against the Muslim minority.
This violence is only the latest chapter in a long history of state-sponsored repression against the Rohingya. It began when Burma began its project of “Burmanisation” in the 1950s, with its lofty aims for racial purity and the nationalization of resources following the end of British rule. The minority was targeted in pogroms in 1978, stripped of their citizenship in 1982 and became the perfect foil for rampant human rights abuse, including slave labor and torture, that led to a second exodus into Bangladesh in 1991-1992.
But not only are the Rohingya a disenfranchised people, they are dark-skinned Muslims with little relevance, representation and significance to anyone. Unable to deal with a matter the much-vaunted Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has not endorsed, the western world has tiptoed around the issue. Aung San Suu Kyi’s silence is evidently an attempt to placate her constituency ahead of general elections in 2015, and to criticize her now would be like admonishing Nelson Mandela in the run-up to the 1994 election in South Africa. But unlike South Africa in the 1990s, Burma is not on the verge of some tremendous political shakeup; while the Rohingya are being sacrificed as collateral damage in the greater project of the democratization of Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi is missing an extraordinary opportunity to live up to her reputation.
Meanwhile, in that parallel universe known as the “Muslim world”, the Rohingyas have joined Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq and Afghanistan on the list of flagship Muslim causes. In a region that is home to the world’s greatest concentration of Muslims, the delayed reaction of neighboring Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei is startling. Last week, Bangladesh, another Muslim country, ordered three NGOs to stop providing food and other humanitarian assistance to Rohingyas in the border area, claiming it did not want to encourage more asylum seekers to its shores. Already 40,000 unregistered Rohingyas live in makeshift camps in Bangladesh, and according to the UN Refugee Agency, the latest violence will result in a greater influx of people – whether Bangladesh likes it or not.
While Burma’s Muslim neighbors struggle to respond, Saudi Arabia has thrown money at the problem. It has fallen to Turkey to act decisively by further extending its newly found benevolence to the Islamic world. As images of the Turkish prime minister’s wife sobbing as she witnessed the effects of the violence herself begin to be passed around online – further cementing the Rohingya cause to the long list of Muslims’ suffering – Muslim prayers have bemoaned the global silence as proof of the grand conspiracy against Islam. And yet little is being done by Muslims to actually reverse the treatment of their purported brethren themselves.
Excerpt of a story in the UK paper the Guardian by Azad Essa
Since the west has no financial interest in Burma we close our eyes to what is going on there…you see nothing of this in our western media. While I do not believe the west should “police” other countries, I do think we should stand up for humanity and for those who cannot protect themselves. This is not about oil, this is not about financial interests of America, Europe, or Isreal…this is about humanity. Innocent men, women and children are being slaughtered in the name of holy war. Maybe you feel we can only pray for them…but we can also use our eyes and our minds and open them to the plight of others…after all we all spill the same blood, have the same needs and wants and share one God regardless of what he is called by us…we are ALL a part of Mankind…Let’s show some kindness to our fellow man…stop the hate and ignorance.
I am either your family, your friend, your sister in Islam…or at the very least I am your fellow human…and I implore you to do your own research and help get the word out to what is happening here…it is the least we can all do.
With peace, Jannat Razzak
I want to bring to your attention that we are in the midst of a global holocaust, at a much larger scale than the one that was experienced by the Jews in Nazi Germany. We are seeing Muslims persecuted across the globe, in places like Burma, Myanmar, Syria and Palestine. Actually this crisis is ongoing, since shortly after the second world war. We are seeing the violence against innocent men, women and children, in the name of holy war, escalating at an alarming pace with little media coverage and knowledge of what is happening by the western population. I am hoping to share enough knowledge with the few people I can reach with my limited resources, with the hope that I can help appeal to their moral senses and enlighten their perspective to the dire plight of muslims around the world.