, by ABDUL HANNAN SIWANI NADVI
In the Age of Internet and 24x7, massacres of Burmese poor, innocent and hapless Muslims are continuing amid high felonious silence and complete boycott of international media.
International community, which proclaims itself as the sole saviour of the world and is committed to stop all sorts of terrorism, has turned a blind eye to the massacres and inhuman behaviour meted out to Burmese Muslims, who are the most persecuted community in the world.
Buddhist leaders in the world didn’t condemn this mass murder while they are united to hound terrorist elements in any other part of this planet.
Dalai Lama, a spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and symbol of the struggle for Tibetan self-government, whose Facebook page says: “his life is guided by three major commitments: the promotion of basic human values, the fostering of inter-religious harmony and the welfare of the Tibetan people”, did not say a single word of condemnation asking the Myanmar government to recognise the rights of Muslims and stop this mass killing and displacement of this oppressed community.
Aung San Suu Kyi, the poster girl of the pro-democracy movement, the strongest opposition leader of Burma and a Nobel laureate, didn’t say even a single word on dangerous growing violent activities by Buddhists in Burma against Muslims.
When in London in June 2012, she said simply that this conflict should be dealt with wisdom, without expressing her extreme disappointment; even she does not consider Rohingyan Muslims as citizens.
The United Nations that dispatched international observers to Syria to prevent citizens from violent groups loyal to the Syrian government understands that its sole condemnation would bring the climate to normalisation.
Even though this is the world’s largest and powerful institution, it is not considering on any proposal to send a team of international observers to Rohingya to prevent the lives of children, men and women.
The brutalities, which are not called “Buddhist Terrorism” because Muslims are the victims, throw light on the persecution as well as trials and tribulations the Rohingyan Muslims have been suffering there for decades.
A report states that on June 3, 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”.
When these Muslims flee to Bangladesh to save lives, Bangladesh authorities send them back to Burma again. Many unconfirmed reports suggest that mass rapes and brutalities have taken place against women. Many Muslim men pushed their wives, daughters and other female family members into sea fearing the consequences of returning to Burma with women and girls when authorities in Bangladesh not allowed them to enter the shore of Bangladesh.
There are various unconfirmed reports of inhuman torture of Rohingya Muslims. These brutalities are happening amidst criminal silence of the world. Muslim countries, who always are on one platform against terrorism and that cannot see a single person having extremist ideas, too are keeping their mouth shut over this madness by Buddhist monks and their followers.
These Muslim countries issue every hour a new press release over the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria; however, they don’t have a single word about Burmese Muslims and against Myanmar government.
These are Muslim countries, which have references from Qur’ān and Hadith as well as have Fatwas from prominent religious institutions to give their stand on war against terrorism a solid point, find no Qur’ānic verses that ask Muslims to help and assist with all means to oppressed Muslim community in any part of the world.
In short, there is no word to express what Burmese Muslims have been facing there. It is known, that any country, Muslim or non-Muslim, will not come forward to save them as they are not directed by the United States.
We can just say to Muslims of Rohingya that they are not getting humanitarian assistance only because they are Muslim victims, not Muslim oppressors. Secondly, providing assistance for them is politically profitless to anyone. So, they have to suppose that they are living in a world where humans do not live.
This is a blind world where blind humans live with no soul and with no sense of human values.