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Eye on Rohingya Muslims’ Plight (Special Coverage)

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Who Are Rohingya Muslims?

Almost 600000 Rohingya refugees have sought safety in Bangladesh in the past two months. The numbers show no sign of slowing down – 40000 people.

Muslim Arakanese or Rohingya are indigenous to Arakan. Having genealogical linkup with the people of Wesali or Vesali kingdom of Arakan, the Rohingya of today are a perfect example of its ancient inhabitants.

After centuries in Burma, it’s estimated that half the Rohingya Muslim population has fled to Bangladesh with horror stories of rapes, killings, and house burnings.

Considered as the world’s most persecuted minority by the UN, the Rohingya Muslims continue to suffer decades of discrimination and persecution in Buddhist-majority Maynmar.

The conditions of Muslims in Syria and Myanmar are extremely horrible; innocent, helpless people are being mercilessly killed, raped and displaced.


Beyond the Talk: How To Help

Escaping humiliation and killing in their home country, Burma’s Rohingya Muslims are finding a new home in Malaysia, where NGOs work to offer a hand to help families escaping ethnic cleansing.

Three Calgarian Muslim doctors have examined the Rohingya refugees’ humanitarian disaster after flying to Bangladesh to offer help as part of an effort organized.

UK charities have launched a major fundraising campaign to help Rohingya Muslims fleeing death and atrocities in Burma, as the risk of death roamed around their new refugee homes in Bangladesh.

Muslim Canadians are rallying across the country to support the Rohingya in Myanmar/Burma and Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh.

These men have come to the Bangladesh-Myanmar border to help the Rohingya who are fleeing death and persecution in Burma. They are small business owners & taxi drivers who felt it was their duty to help their fellow Muslims.

A Scotland mosque in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, has raised over £4,500 for Rohingya Muslim refugees escaping ethnic cleansing in Burma.

The Muslim community in Carbondale, Illinois, is planning a rally on Saturday to support the rights of Rohingya Muslims facing a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” at the hands of Burmese military.

Watching thousands of Rohingya Muslim fleeing their homes to escape persecution, members of Windsor Muslim community decided to take action, planning a fundraiser for the persecuted community.

Canadians rallied in cities across the country on Sunday, September 17, to protest the military crackdown in Burma against Rohingya Muslims that the United Nations human rights chief has called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”.

Believers in their mutual kindness, compassion and sympathy are just like one body. When one of the limbs suffers, the whole body responds to it with wakefulness and fever.

Zakat Al-Fitr can be sent to places where there are more urgent needs as in the case of the Rohingya Muslims.
In his reply to your question, Dr. Monzer Kahf, a prominent Muslim economist and counselor.

Dear brother, thank you for your question and for your concern about the suffering Muslim fellows all over the world.
Responding to your question, Dr. Mas`ud Sabri, PhD in Shari`ah and researcher at the Ministry of Awqaf in Kuwait.


History of Suffering

After being dragged from her home, discarded on a pile of dead bodies, raped, and then set on fire, Mumtaz finally escaped to neighboring Bangladesh.

A genocide. This is the best description of the horrible atrocities committed at the hand of Burmese security forces against helpless Rohingya community.

Cut off from food and threatened by Buddhist neighbors, Rohingya Muslims in Burma’s violence-racked Rakhine state received their first substantial food supplies in months.

A drone has captured the extent of sprawling camps housing Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence and ethnic cleansing in Burma.

They are ordinary people like us. They had lives, families and they had dreams.
However, everything got upside down within few days. They found themselves under fire.

The plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is known to everyone. Official UN refugee camps in Bangladesh are overflowing and provisions are in short supply.

According to the latest UN report, the Burmese Rohingya Muslims are recognized as one of the world’s most persecuted minorities, stateless and oppressed people living in constant fear.

In an attempt to keep their heritage alive, a group of Rohingya Muslims in Canada are making a documentary about the persecution of their community in Myanmar.

Dozens of Rohingya Muslim women have been aggressively raped at the hands of Burmese security officials, as the religious minority faces “textbook ethnic cleansing”.

A group of international journalists and activists has called on the UN to put an end to what they dsecribed as “Muslim holocaust” in Burma, accusing the Buddhist-majority country.

Following weeks of silence in the face of claims of ethnic cleansing against Burma’s Rohingya population, the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has delivered a controversial speech in the UN.

Activists and civil rights advocates have accused Facebook of blocking their posts documenting the persecution and ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims by Burmese government.

Fleeing violence in Burma to Bangladesh, Rohingya Muslim refugees are facing death threat due to lack of food, shelter, and water, an aid agency warned on Sunday.

A Burma rights group has accused the government of keeping a systematic persecution of Rohingya Muslim minority across the country.

Beheaded children and burnt alive villagers were the dominant bloody scenes in the latest genocide targeting Rohingya Muslims in Burma.

On the latest episode of its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, the Burmese army is facing accusations and condemnnations for burning down villages.

Fleeing death and persecution in their home country, hundreds of Rohingya Muslim villagers were targeted by Burmese troops fire yesterday.

It is well above 30° Celsius and we are making our way through Aung Mingalar, a Muslim getto in the port city of Sittwe, Burma.


World Reactions

Horrific accounts of sexual assault, aerial bombings, beheadings and attacks on children with machetes offered Canada’s special envoy to Burma a first-hand experience of the violence committing against Rohingya Muslims.

Trevor Noah in Thursday’s episode of the Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” blasted Nobel Peace Prize holder Aung San Kyi over her justification.

The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader has decried violence against Rohingya Muslims in the Buddhist-majority Burma, saying the suffering of those fleeing violence would have inspired Buddha to help.

Amid a very little and inadequate relief efforts from the international aid bodies, as well as the international organuzations, including the UN.

The Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu has sent a heartfelt letter to fellow peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, condemning her for her silence over Rohingya Muslims in Burma and calling for her to intervene.

Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the highest seat of religious learning in the Sunni world, has condemned the violence committed against Rohingya Muslims.

A leading union of international Muslim scholars has stressed that Muslims worldwide are obliged to help Rohingya Muslims fleeing death.

As thousands of Rohingya Muslims risk death, slavery to escape Burma, Pope Francis has shared prayers for the persecuted minority, condemning atrocities committed by Burma.


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