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Picture of the day: Myanmar riot victim Muslim pleading to Bangladeshi ‘Muslim’ coast guard to allow refuge

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Myanmar Muslim refugee pleading to Banglafdeshi ‘Muslim’ coast guard to allow them. The man like many others who were refused and sent back to Myanmar to ensure they are killed. Sounds familiar when we recall Srebenica massacre and role of Dutch soldiers! Well done Bangladesh.

Editors note: Comment and opinion is personal of editor. Requests prayer for the victims to those who can pray and action to anyone and anybody who can help reconciliation in Myanmar.

Image courtesy: usatoday.net

Below two articles are worth reading to get in depth understanding of ground realities in Myanmar.

First hand information about the background and situation in Myanmar from a Muslim brother from Myanmar.

Myanmar Muslims issue statement against both Taliban terrorist attack threat and Rohingya Anti-Muslim violence.

The Myanmar government is not allowing aid agencies to enter Rakhine state to help the Rohingya Muslims. The World Food Programme(WFP) is the only agency that is really making a difference inside for those who want to donate.
Make donation to WFP by clicking here
Make donation to HELPING HAND, also working on relief in Myanmar by clicking here
Make donation to MUSLIMS WITHOUT BORDERS, also working on relief in Myanmar by clicking here
Posted by on June 13, 2012. Filed under Asia,Bangladesh,Burma,Myanmar,Photography,Picture of the day,Violence. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

25 Responses to Picture of the day: Myanmar riot victim Muslim pleading to Bangladeshi ‘Muslim’ coast guard to allow refuge

  1. MuhammedSalikBurme

    June 14, 2012 at 3:48 am

    Onetime BUDDHIST THOUGHT That For hate is not conquered by hate:hate is conquered by Love.This is a law eternal… Never Speak Harsh Words,for Once Spoken they may return to you. Angry Words are Painful and there may be Blows for Blows. Now Some of Myanmar Peoples Forgeted That BUDDIST Teaching,just like Mullah Forgeted Teaching of Islam.Sorry Myanmar and Sorry Bangladish May Allah Give You Open Mind.

  2. Muhammad Azimul Haque

    June 14, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Readers: Please read this, a personal account and first hand information from a Muslim from Myanmar

    http://www.themuslimtimes.org/2012/06/religion/islam/myanmar-anti-muslim-riots-background-information-and-an-appeal-by-an-ahmadi-muslim-brother-from-myanmar

    Myanmar Muslims issue statement against both Taliban terrorist attack threat and Rohingya Anti-Muslim violence.

    http://www.themuslimtimes.org/2012/08/asia/myanmar-burmese-muslim-associations-statement-on-communal-riots

  3. Anisa

    June 16, 2012 at 6:51 am

    so heart aching!!!!

    Alas!! for Human. They have made the land of God impossible for His creation

  4. enayet

    June 16, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Pakistan should take some of these refugees…..after all that was why pakistan was created. But , no…they better not. Because, pakistan may take them, then declare them Non-Muslim, and start persecuting them . After all Pakistan government has the ultimate Divine authority to decide who is a Muslim or non-Muslim

  5. Zaid Ahmed

    July 3, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Please Stop the Violence in Burma.

    not a Muslim Being A Human Speak up Please.

    Stop the Violence

    Stop the Violence
    Stop the Violence
    Stop the Violence

  6. kazim shah

    July 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    All Glory be to Allah Butchered for just being identified as ones submitting to Allah As a Shia i was only used to ripped bodies of my loved ones at the hands of Wahabi muslims But these secenes in Mynayamar tore my soul again How does the Dali Llama digest this all in all his proclaimed Holiness Does Banglis still hold Allegence to Islam In the name of all that is Sacred and Holy does any one knows what to do Let us find a way to stuanch the flow of this butchering please communicate

  7. Nazmul Hossain Rakib

    July 22, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Shame to Myanmar. Shame to Buddhist who are talking about peace in life. Also shame to Myanmar Government who can not stop this. Earlier they did not take any decision about the Rohingaa refugees staying in Bangladesh. Even, the world have not say anything about those refugees. From then only Bangladesh himself faced these refugees’ problem (still now). That is why BD government is now pushing back these Muslims.

    But my question is, Where are the world leaders now? What is their contribution for this incident in Myanmar? USA+UK have killed a lot of Muslims in the middle east when they were called terrorist. What is now? still these Muslims are terrorists. Why USA is not taking any action against Myanmar now?

  8. Rafiq A. Tschannen

    July 22, 2012 at 8:57 am

    The world leaders are busy deciding whether Jews and Muslims should be permitted to circumcise their little boys …

  9. Anisa

    July 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    We should earnestly pray for peace in Burma. No innocent from both sides should be killed there.Amen

  10. zafar

    July 25, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    stop mass killing

  11. muhammad faruque abdullah

    July 31, 2012 at 5:27 am

    Has the humanity died ? Is there no justice in the world ?
    If muslims fight for their right it named as terrorism and if other do violence it said as justice. Is it humanity? No then……
    What is humanity?

  12. Koya

    July 31, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    In Buddhist Myanmar, Monks Gone Wild

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    New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jul 31, 2012

    For a country steeped in Buddhism, Myanmar is accruing terrible karmic debts.

    Alarming news and images of attacks and killings by the Buddhist majority in Rakhine Province against a Muslim minority there have been slowly trickling out onto the Internet and the wider world. Pictures of charred bodies and crying parents have stirred largely unheeded calls for intervention, mostly from Muslim nations.

    “The attacks have been primarily one-sided, with Muslims generally and Rohingyas specifically the targets and victims,” Benjamin Zawacki, a Bangkok-based researcher for Amnesty International, told The Associated Press. “Some of this is by the security forces’ own hands, some by Rakhine Buddhists with the security forces turning a blind eye in some cases.”

    The government in Myanmar, recently lauded for taking steps toward democratization, declared a state of emergency in June following the outbreak of violence allegedly sparked by the rape and killing of a Buddhist woman by members of the Rohingya minority — a largely Muslim group on the country’s western border with Bangladesh. The official death toll stands at 78, though activists say it is likely much higher and prompted the UN to call for independent investigation over human rights violations.

    The Rohingya, meanwhile, remain caught between a hostile populace and a neighboring Muslim nation in Bangladesh that refuses to open its borders to fleeing refugees.

    Such is the irony in a country famous for its Valley of the Temples and its unrivaled devotion to the Buddha. Alas, while Buddhism through a Western lens can appear rosy for its message of compassion, inner peace, and self-cultivation, in Asian societies Buddhism as an institution has much broader political applications.

    Five years ago thousands of monks across Myanmar led in mass demonstrations against the military junta that paralyzed the former capital Yangon and other cities. The catalyst was an economic crisis, coupled with a devastating typhoon that destroyed homes and rice fields. The government’s failure to respond drove the monks to revolt, leading to the arrest and beating of hundreds of clergy. In such an overwhelmingly Buddhist country as Myanmar, the crackdown posed serious risks for the leadership.

    For the monks, on the other hand, if fighting on behalf of the people seemed a moral necessity, such “spiritual engagement” apparently does not extend to the country’s Muslims — estimated at around 800,000. They are a population denied citizenship and, by extension, the beneficence of the Buddha.

    In 2001 monks handed out anti-Muslim pamphlets that resulted in the burning of Muslim homes, destruction of 11 mosques and the killing of over 200 Muslims in the Pegu region. Four years earlier, another anti-Muslim riot broke out in Mandalay during the worship of a Buddha statue at the Maha Myatmuni pagoda. In that incident, an estimated 1,500 Buddhist monks led the attack on nearby mosques and Muslim-owned businesses, looting as they went.

    As for the current crisis, Human Rights Watch is strongly urging the Burmese government to end arbitrary and incommunicado detention, and “redeploy and hold accountable security forces implicated in serious abuses. Burmese authorities should ensure safe access to the area by the United Nations (UN), independent humanitarian organizations, and the media.”

    “The Burmese government needs to put an immediate end to the abusive sweeps by the security forces against Rohingya communities,” noted Elaine Pearson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “Anyone being held should be promptly charged or released, and their relatives given access.”

    So far the killings have garnered little attention in the West, where they have registered little more than a blip in the news cycle. Equally as troubling, however, has been the muted response of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi – an icon of human rights across Southeast Asia. Her recent tepid call for ethnic equality in Myanmar, nearly two months after the violence erupted, was met with uniform criticism around the world.

    In the 1960s the renowned Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh coined the term “Engaged Buddhism.” The intent, then as now, was to exhort fellow monks to emerge from their temples and engage with a society then in the grips of war.

    The practice continues across much of South and Southeast Asia today. One example is the long drawn out war in Sri Lanka, during which militant monks formed their own political party, held seats in parliament and advocated military solutions to the conflict with the Tamil Tigers.

    In Vietnam, the ruling class knows each time a Buddhist monk sets himself ablaze they’d better watch out. That was certainly true in 1963 when a Buddhist monk named Thich Quang Duc immolated himself in downtown Saigon to protest a crackdown on Buddhism. Unrest grew as civilian fear turned into anger, and the Catholic controlled regime of Ngo Dinh Diem fell soon afterward. The current communist regime still keeps a number of leading clergymen under house arrest for fear for a popular revolt.

    But if Myanmar’s monks held the moral high ground five years ago when they protested against government oppression, that standing has quickly turned into a deep and dark sinkhole of depravity amid calls for the majority to oppress their neighbors.

    “Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech and a life of service and compassion renew humanity,” the historical Buddha, Gautama Siddharta, once said.

    One wonders what he would say now, as innocent blood is shed in his name, and the path toward enlightenment that he taught to relieve the suffering of all beings had somehow derailed into a dark road of rebirth in the lowest levels of hell?

  13. Bashanfer

    August 6, 2012 at 9:02 am

    the chance is All Muslim fight and terrorist attack in Buddha people of myanmar burma.
    Jihad mustahiden frome este africa …jihad

    Killed Buddha buda buda

  14. Muhammad Azimul Haque

    August 6, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Jazakh Allah khair for all your kind comments and for expressing human solidarity! May Allah(swt) give us strength to raise our voice and hands for prayer for these persecuted people. May he enable those of us who can, the will and resources to spend for humanitarian relief and rehabilitation of Rohingya Muslims as well as those Buddhists who have lost their dear ones in violence. May he always STOP our hands from creating disorder in the land and from creating further bloodshed! May Allah(swt) give us strength and ability to focus and work towards constructive solution for this and other problems instead of thinking of harming others, for Muhammad(s.a.s.) was sent but as a source of mercy for whole mankind. May Allah(swt) give all of us strength to live by the high moral standards of tolerance and kindness with which Muhammad Rasulullah(s.a.s) lived with his companion(r.a.). Aameen!

  15. Neha

    August 8, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Why are we pointing you at the buddhist when the muslims from bangaladesh are themselves not helping them and refusing them in thier country….. Where is muslim brotherhood gone…..

  16. feroz khan

    August 11, 2012 at 7:37 am

    shame on you budah,what you teaching to your follower to kill small enocent children,women and elder person.if muslim do the same thing the whole world called “terrorist” .people are jelouse bcoz of populerty of islam and scare bcoz of majority of muslim.

  17. Gaurav

    August 11, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Its sad That Human beings are dying irrespective of their religion , caste and creed and it should stop. Inncocent people of any place on the world should not die because of hatred or anger. But we feel that some elements of the muslims are creating problem everywhere in the globe and this is a fact…it should be stoped too. Leave and let leave..enjoy your religion and let other enjoy there.

  18. nikky

    August 11, 2012 at 10:03 am

    why are the muslims only targeted accross the globe? They should introinspect this and why is bangladesh being a muslim country refusing entry to their own people……

  19. Rafiq A. Tschannen

    August 12, 2012 at 4:22 am

    Feroz: I do not think we should say ‘shame on you Bhudda’. Bhudda, the Prophet, peace be on him, did not teach such things. There may be some ‘rogue Bhuddists’ as there are ‘rogue ‘Muslims’. …

  20. AFTAB KHAMN

    August 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    why indian media is not showing myanmar news,on the other side indian media covers the story from pakistan about hindus.

  21. Nausher Ali

    August 16, 2012 at 3:23 am

    what’ll you be got from kiling the innocents, nothing
    except violance.Before killing or doing wrog
    with someone keep yourselves or your own
    family or childrens over there then think whith
    soul.Oh Allah save the victims from devil act
    and opprestion You are the one GRETEST protector!

  22. shahzada saif

    August 23, 2012 at 6:54 am

    why america is,nt stop this terriosm? after all america is the…………………..

  23. Tayyab

    August 27, 2012 at 1:19 am

    I pray to Allah(swt) to help Muslim brothers in MyaanMar and guide all Islamic states to realize theie responsibilities. My heart bleeds on the plight of my brothers. Where are those who claim to be the ULAMA and out there only to infight and cause FITNA in the name of Islam.
    Muslim states are dutybound to help eradicate ZULM wherever it may be and moreso when this ZULM is directed towards Muslims and their only fault is that they believe in ALLAH and his prophet?

  24. aslam ghojaria

    November 23, 2013 at 4:20 am

    Saudi Arabia is the only Muslim country I suppose has given refuge to the people of Burma in its land since pass several decades. Bangladesh being a neighboring Muslim country to Burma should allow the helpless Muslim refugees into its land, has Bangladesh forgotten, it was India who helped them in 1971 war against Pakistan when they were helpless.
    The Tyrant of Burma should be brought to justice by Muslim world, and not depend on the West for intervention, trade embargo and oil sanctions should be levied on Myanmar, when the monks, who are the main culprits realize the bad effect on Burmese economy and burden on the common Burmese will forget killing and start working for survival.
    Its a shame on all Muslim nations that a country like Burma which has almost no stand on the Globe is killing innocent people in the name of ethnic cleaning.
    Only one dialogue with the dictator of Burma by United Muslim nations shall make the tyrant of Burma urinated in his pants.
    Being irrelevant to religion man should know that one day he will have to answer to Almighty about all that he did in this world whether good or bad and he shall be his finally rewarded according to deeds, Hell fire for evil deeds and Heaven for good deeds.
    In Islam it is that ALLAH will forgive only those sins of a person which are concerning to Him only, ALLAH will not forgive those sins which were committed by one person against on a other person, ALLAH will say on the day of judgement “I can not forgive you for the crimes & injustice which you did on a helpless person, so go and ask for your forgiveness from him and not ME”, or else you are bound for Hell, that day of judgment the tyrant and the killers will repent wishing what if they would have never killed or committed sins, today on the day judgement there are no helpers or any one to recommend. So live and let live.

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