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Worst humanitarian crisis in Myanmar and world muslims turn blind to their own ‘Brothers’

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Source: AFP

By Munir Uz Zaman

Bangladesh turns away more Muslims fleeing Myanmar

Myanmar riot victims

TEKNAF, Bangladesh — Bangladesh has refused 14 boats carrying 550 Rohingya Muslims fleeing sectarian violence in Myanmar in the last two days, officials said Tuesday, as the UN called for the border to be opened.

Patrol teams from Bangladesh’s coast guards and border forces intercepted the rickety fishing boats, mostly carrying women and children, as they tried to enter Bangladesh across the Naf river, which separates the two nations.

In the latest example, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained three boats carrying 103 Rohingya and they were later returned to Myanmar territory, BGB major Shafiqur Rahman told AFP.

“Women on the boats said they have lost husbands and relatives in the violence. Their houses were torched,”

he said, adding the BGB had turned away 11 boats carrying over 400 Rohingya since Monday.

Coast Guard station commander Lieutenant Badruddoza said his forces also turned away three boats carrying 144 Rohingya people on Tuesday as they tried to land at a southeastern island.

“The three boats apparently tried to anchor at the Saint Martin Island, but a coast guard patrol team pushed them back to Myanmar waters,” Badruddoza told AFP.

The UN Refugee Agency urged Dhaka to allow the Rohingya refugees into the country.

“On these boats are women and children, and injured people,” UNHCR representative Craig Sanders told AFP in Dhaka.

“We are appealing to the Bangladesh government to keep open its border and provide emergency and other humanitarian assistance.”

Dozens of people have been killed in a surge in sectarian violence in Myanmar, a senior Myanmar government official said Tuesday.

A state of emergency has been declared for Rakhine state, which borders Bangladesh, posing a major test for the reformist government which took power last year.

“It’s a major setback for the Rohingya refugees and the people of Myanmar and Bangladesh,” Sanders said. “Our first task is to ask Bangladesh to provide them safe passage, humanitarian and medical needs.”

Editors note: Sounds familiar, quite the same as Dutch UN peace keeping force in srebrenica massacre. Except in the present case it’s uncaring muslims whose hearts have become stiffer than stone!

Read more and pray!

Editors note:

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 12, 2012. Filed under Asia,Bangladesh,Humanitarian crisis,Islamophobia,Myanmar,Terrorism,Violence,War. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

18 Responses to Worst humanitarian crisis in Myanmar and world muslims turn blind to their own ‘Brothers’

  1. Muhammad Azimul Haque

    June 12, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Allah(swt) judges everyone as per their intentions…..
    Personal opinion is that Islamism do not seem to be the solution, rather secularism can possibly be with lot of tolerance. See a westerner and possibly a christian persuading Bangladeshi government to open its door for Myanmar muslims.

  2. Muhammad Azimul Haque

    June 13, 2012 at 11:54 am

    A Myanmar muslim pleading to BNangladeshi coast guards to allow them to enter! Sounds familiar? Dutch UN peace keeping force in srebrenica massacre?? SHAME ON YOU BANGLADESH!
    !

  3. Muhammad Azimul Haque

    June 13, 2012 at 11:58 am

    A Myanmar muslim pleading to BNangladeshi coast guards to allow them to enter! Sounds familiar? Dutch UN peace keeping force in srebrenica massacre?? SHAME ON YOU BANGLADESH!
    !!

  4. MuhammedSalikBurme

    June 14, 2012 at 2:24 am

    This Picture Show us Now Humanity,Humanitarin is Lost in the World.Islam alway teach Humanity First.May Allah Help Myanmar Muslim Refugees.

  5. Mohammad Naseem.

    June 14, 2012 at 2:58 am

    We strongly appeal to government MYANMAR to immediately control the riots and provide immediate relief to injured and wandered Muslims.Secondly Govt. of Bangladesh should have fear of GOD and think about cosmos typhoons ,should immediately open the gate ways for hungry and injured people.Request to the public of BANGLADESH ,THEY SHOULD PRESS HARD THEIR GOVERNMENT TO EXTEND HELP ON THE BASIS OF HUMANITARIAN GROUND.UNO and US so called famous agencies for doing excellent work for humanity are sleeping and not bearing their responsibility? Where are high moral big personalities and social reformers having their heads high in the world by uttering big sentences and sloganeering big are sleeping?Where are Muslim countries rulers having control on world finance,are they still sleeping with women?The countries those who are in the business with MYANMAR SHOULD BREAK THE BUSINESS AND STOP THE SUPPLIES. Erstwhile when Myanmar was called as BURMA at that time also in 1960s they have done such type of massacring with MUSLIMS.Immediate action to help suffered public and action against MYANMAR IS REQUESTED FROM ALL GOD FEARING AGENCIES AND FRIENDS. REGARDS.———————MOHAMMAD NASEEM.BHOPAL.

  6. 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

  7. Maria Tariq

    June 14, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Bangladesh should not be so hard hearted .may Allah guide all those responsible.ther are small childeren with the refugees what wrong have they done to the government of bangladesh.

  8. Mirza Naseer Ahmad

    June 14, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Why do we call clash between Budhists and Muslims as Sectarain?

  9. Khalid Balghari

    June 15, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Bangladesh goverment did big sin.i think they arent muslims and human being.sham they bangladesh goverment and forces.

  10. Abdul Haq

    June 19, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Think

  11. Wasim A. Khan

    June 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    People of all races must be educated to understand that they must live in peace with their neighbours irrespective of their color , race or religion. They should also learn to tolerate each other because it is the key to all problems today in this troubled worled. Allah bless us all . Our message and slogan ” Love for all hatred for non ” must be sptead arround the world.

    Wasim khan
    Oman1

  12. Anisa

    July 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    I did not know much about Burma. Until just recently I saw some news one after the other on internet about the atrocities on Burmese Muslims. They are un-seeable and unimaginable. At first I thought it to be a propaganda or photo shop just to spread unrest. But later on I had to change my view. It is true. The merciless mass murder of innocent humans is unbelievable. And it seems no one is interested to save them. No one. Not even the Muslims are saying anything, they are equally are deaf and dumb. The world media too seems un- interested. And the killings of Muslim and their children women, elders in Burma continues.
    After seeing those pictures one cannot even swallow a morsel of food. Where is the world? Why can’t anyone speak out? Are these killings being done by ghosts? Are the killer’s supernatural beings? Can’t anyone do anything to save these lives? Is there no organization in the world that has the agenda to stop inhuman killings? Are these people not human? It is so heart aching situation.
    After all what have these Muslims done to have raised so much hatred. To me they are looking helpless. Some one posted a picture with three msuslims tied in ropes and are being drilled into the bones among a mob of media. All of them spectators.
    All this is inhuman. We must condemn this.

    It is so sad. I wish I could paste the picture of brutality in Burma here but it is too graphic.

  13. Tahira S

    July 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Astaghfiruallah. May Allah tala help them. All we can do is pray for them and raise our voice against such crimes.

  14. A M M Muzammil

    July 25, 2012 at 6:57 am

    I Hve cried all over the night and complained to the all mighty Allah .what i can do other than yhat,

  15. leila elkhalil

    August 1, 2012 at 2:57 am

    I’m sorry I didn’t know anything about these poor muslims or what there grievances are, my heart breaks and my stomach turns in helplessness , what can we do to help these poor people. here in the states we treat dogs better than these people are being treated . Ya Allah please help them. their muslim brothers failed them ,where is the muslim mercy in this Holy month of mercy, ya allah help them.

  16. Mudassir

    August 6, 2012 at 7:23 am

    ya ALLAH ya RAHEEM ya KAREEM ya SATTAR ya JABBAR..
    We need ur help pls pls save our muslims nd give PEACE
    Ya ALLAH save humanity
    ya ALLAH pls punish our enemies,or hidayah..Ameen! Ya rabbulalameen.. l

  17. Anisa

    August 8, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Amen and Amen again. May Allah have Mercy on the Umma. Amen

  18. jani alam

    August 10, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    ya Allah,wake up the muslims.
    Give them strength,unity and
    faith.