Taliban calls on Rohingya to ‘take up the sword’

‘Burma’s worst nightmare came a step closer to reality when a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban’s most hardline faction called on the oppressed Rohingya to “take up the sword and kill in the path of God”.

Other attempts to improve the desperate position of Burma’s Muslim minority were futile, he said last week. “Protest demonstrations, marches [and] condemnation resolutions” were useless. Only violent jihad would make the difference.

…Popular Buddhist monks, DVDs of whose sermons are sold in street markets alongside Hollywood blockbusters, point out that all Burma’s neighbours were originally Buddhist countries. One by one, starting with India, where the religion was born, their creed, idolatrous in the eyes of Muslims, has been wiped out: in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia… In the form of the Rohingya, this discourse goes, the barbarian is at the gate.’

Do read the comments, and bear in mind that the Independent is a leftish paper.

  • I don’t get it. When and where have Muslims ever needed a reason to go on their ritual murder sprees?

    • just a thought

      It’s unsettling to those they attack, making them wonder if there might be a way to appease their enemies, giving said enemies an edge, as it were.

      Their “god” just does so love deceit and carnage.

    • Exile1981

      They don’t this just helps to justify it to the left wing nuts who support them when they go on said killing spree.

  • Alain

    They were already doing this. Burma’s Buddhists however are not willing victims accepting to just roll over and take it unlike so many here.

  • Theodros

    Taliban is playing with fire for taunting Buddhists in Burma and they better know that these Buddhists are not Christians.

    • Justin St.Denis

      My money is on the Buddhists.

  • andycanuck

    Yeah. Right.

  • andycanuck

    And I didn’t bother reading the comments but if the Independent readers are favouring the Buddhists as implied by Black Mamba’s note, it’s undoubtedly because of 40 years of the MSM (and Hollywood elite) saying how peaceful and wonderful Buddhism is. (Nothing against Buddhism; just pointing out they’ve got nothing but good press for the past 40 years… while ignoring Buddhists monks being killed by the state in Vietnam after the conquest of the South.)

    • No. It’s not particularly pro-Buddhist. They’ve just had it with Islam.

      • andycanuck

        Okay. Contradict me!!!1!!

        • Oh, I see. You’re looking for an argument. I specialize in abuse.