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Rohingya Muslim Kids Find Peace in Madrassas

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – Driven from their homes in the Buddhist-majority Burma by a wave of genocidal violence, Rohingya Muslim kids are finding peace in the madrassas (Islamic seminary) in their refugee camp in Bangladesh. “I come here to learn the Koran. My mother wants me and my brothers to learn, to become a better …

‘Tied to Trees and Raped’: New UN Report Details Rohingya Horrors

NEW YORK – UN investigators published on September 18 an extensive report detailing  evidence for the accusation of genocide against the Burmese military, which commits an ethnic cleansing against  Rohingya Muslims in Burma since 2012, The Guardian reported. The report from the fact-finding mission presented to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), read: “Myanmar’s [Burmese] …

UN: Burma Generals Must Face Justice for Rohingya Genocide

GENEVA – The UN on Monday called for an investigation and prosecution of Burma’s top military officials for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes against Rohingya Muslims. “The crimes in Rakhine State, and the manner in which they were perpetrated are similar in nature, gravity and scope to those that have allowed genocidal intent …

Rohingya Muslims Mark Somber `Eid Away from Home

KUTUPALONG, BANGLADESH— Living in sprawling camps in Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees marked a somber `Eid Al-Adha on Wednesday, praying for better lives and a return to their homes. “We could not pray during `Eid in my village for years, we had to pray secretly,” said refugee Nurul Alam, The Star reported. “I …

Hijabi Blogger Fights Islamophobia in Burma with Cosmetics

YANGON – Muslims in Burma keep a low profile for fear of intimidation and systematic state terrorism, but Win Lae Phyu Sin, a blogger on beauty care, has gone the other way. “I don’t regret my decision to wear the hijab. Our God opens many ways for me. Hijab is like a key for me. …

Cristiano Ronaldo Urges Support for Rohingya Children

MADRID – Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has called on the world to help Rohingya children living in refugee camps after fleeing death at the hands of Burmese forces late last year. In a Twitter post, the four-time Champions League winner published two pictures: one showing him surrounded by his four children, and the second …

Rohingya Muslims Describe Daily Horror in Burmese Capital

YANGON – Day after day, Rohingya Muslims in Yangon witness vanishing freedoms and opportunities, as well as rising persecution and hatred from their Buddhist neighbors and friends. Fear filled the air in the city, the capital of Burma, after the Burmese military’s operation in Rakhine state in the west of the country in which complete …



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