The Rohingya military group Arsa carried out deadly massacres and abductions of the Hindu community in Myanmar’s Rakhine state last year, a new report by Amnesty International has revealed.
Testimony collected by Amnesty from dozens of witnesses and survivors of the attacks in Rakhine in August have detailed how up to 99 Hindu men, women and children were killed by Arsa militants armed with knives, swords and sticks. Only those who agreed to convert to Islam were spared.
Rohingya Muslim militants in Myanmar killed dozens of Hindu civilians during attacks last August, according to an investigation by Amnesty International.
The group called Arsa killed up to 99 Hindu civilians in one, or possibly two massacres, said the rights group. Arsa had denied involvement.
The killings came in the first days of an uprising against Burmese forces, who are also accused of atrocities.
Canada should show willingness to take in Rohingya refugees: Rae report
Ottawa’s special envoy to Myanmar will release a report Tuesday urging Canada to express willingness to welcome Rohingya refugees and implement sanctions against those responsible for the ongoing humanitarian crisis, according to people familiar with the document.
Those sources also say that that the special envoy’s report addresses “strong signals” that crimes against humanity have been committed in the country.
Let Muslim states look after their own. Myanmar has a right to protect itself from Muslim insurgency.
Rohingya insurgents have said they have “no other option” but to continue their fight against what they have called Myanmar state-sponsored terrorism to defend their community.
The Rohingya minority has been subjected to what the United Nations has called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing” in which thousands have been killed and hundreds of thousands more fled to neighbouring Bangladesh.
The latest wave of violence began on 25 August when the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa) launched raids on Burmese security forces in Rakhine state in the west of the country.
Myanmar is attempting to defeat a Muslim insurgency by removing its support base. It’s called self-defense.
And Home is spelled “Other Muslim Nations that already harbour Rohingya populations”
Myanmar expelled the Rohingya to quell a decades long Muslim insurgency. They have set an example for the world to follow, whether the “world” likes it or not they will find themselves in the same situation soon enough.
Or Rohingya, as they are more commonly known:
The United Nations chief has expressed alarm over the tragic plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar in remarks before that country’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said late Monday the ongoing humanitarian crisis can cause regional instability and radicalization.
He spoke in front of national leaders at a meeting on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations annual summit in Manila, Philippines.
Guterres says “the dramatic movement of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Myanmar to Bangladesh,” “is a worrying escalation in a protracted tragedy and a potential source of instability in the region, and radicalization.”
The conservative ASEAN bloc has refused to discuss the crisis in a strong, critical manner but a Philippine official has said at least two leaders raised the issue Monday.
Trudeau appoints Bob Rae as special envoy to Myanmar
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is appointing Bob Rae a special envoy to Myanmar, two months into a growing crisis that has left 600,000 Rohingya Muslim people displaced.
The move comes in response to growing public pressure to act in the face of what Canada and the United Nations have labeled ethnic cleansing of a long persecuted minority in Myanmar. As of Sunday, it’s estimated 603,000 Rohingya, mostly from the troubled Rakhine state, have fled to shelter in neighbouring Bangladesh (Because that’s where they’re from).
Myanmar is dealing with a Muslim insurgency, they are deporting the Rohingya who provide the terrorists their support. India is following suit. We do not need to add to our own problems, let Muslim nations suck it up and actually do something for once.
Looking from Yangon, you would never know that a major humanitarian crisis has been unfolding for more than a month in Myanmar’s western region of Rakhine.
More than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled across the border to Bangladesh since militants attacked police posts on 25 August, unleashing a massive military crackdown.
The Burmese authorities have been under mounting pressure to end the violence, address instability in Rakhine, and grant humanitarian access.
But the country’s biggest city is a picture of calm on the surface, with clean roads, plenty of greenery and orderly – if congested – traffic. Well-dressed men and women get on with their daily lives.
People here don’t use the term Rohingya. They are portrayed in the media as “Bengali Muslims” and some even describe them as illegal Bengali immigrants from Bangladesh.
Amid a raging debate over the deportation of Rohingyas from India, Times Now’s exclusive investigation has revealed why Centre has taken the stand it has.
22 Rohingya Muslims, who were posing as refugees, have been arrested in Bangladesh, Times Now has learnt. The 22 people are allegedly linked to the massacre of Rohingya Hindus in Myanmar.
The same forces are believed to have attacked Bangladeshi forces earlier and Pakistan’s deep state is believed to have trained this group of 22 Rohingyas.
Contrary to popular perception, the violence began even before Myanmar gained independence in 1948.
Rohingya terrorist surrenders, 1961 uprising
The current international narrative on the plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority has failed to recognise the roots of the present crisis or the growing transnational jihadist links of Rohingya militants, who have stepped up attacks. Contrary to the perception that the Rohingya militancy has arisen from military repression in recent years, Myanmar’s jihad scourge is decades old, with Rohingya Islamist violence beginning even before Myanmar gained independence in 1948.
Murder and Islam. Why it almost seems there’s a link.
Myanmar troops have uncovered the bodies of 45 Hindu villagers as the army accused Rohingya Muslims of carrying out a massacre.
Soldiers say they are still searching for another 48 missing Hindus who are feared dead after the discovery of mass graves in Rakhine state containing skeletal remains, including of women and children.
Army chiefs say the villagers were killed by Rohingya militants who also attacked police outposts. They say this justifies a brutal crackdown which has seen 480,000 people from the minority sect flee across the border to Bangladesh in a month.
During last week’s United Nations General Assembly, many condemnations of the ethnic cleansing of the largely Muslim Rohingya by the Myanmar military were heard.
The Myanmar authorities have accused Muslim Rohingya militants of killing 28 Hindu villagers whose bodies were allegedly found in a mass grave.
The army says the bodies of 20 women and eight men and boys were found in two pits in northern Rakhine state.
The state has been in turmoil since 25 August when Rohingya militants launched deadly attacks on police posts.
Over 400,000 Rohingya have since fled an offensive by the military, which the UN accuses of ethnic cleansing.
A surge in clashes between Islamist terrorists and the government of Burma (Myanmar) is at the root of a refugee crisis in Southeast Asia that has caused the United Nations and international media to focus attention on the Rohingyas in the northern Rakhine, an isolated province in the west of the Buddhist-majority country.
In late August 2017, a terrorist group calling itself the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) launched a series of coordinated attacks on Burmese security forces in northern Rakhine. When the Burmese Army announced that it had responded by killing 370 assailants, Rohingya activists claimed that many of the dead were innocent people who had not been involved in the attacks. They also accused the authorities of demolishing Rohingya villages — devastation that was shown in satellite images released by Human Rights Watch — but the Burmese government said that it was carried out by ARSA, which had committed similar attacks on Burmese police in October 2016.
Suspected al-Qaeda operative Shauman Haq, alias Shami ur Rehman a British national of Bangladeshi origin was arrested by the special cell of the Delhi Police
A British al-Qaeda militant who is accused of organising resistance among Rohingyas to fight the Myanmar Army has been arrested by Delhi Police special cell.
Samiun Rahman, 28, alias Hamdan, a London resident, was staying in India with fake identity of Shumon Haq alias Raju Bhai. He is accused of establishing a base for the outfit in the city to recruit cadre for jihad.
The fake ID lists his residential address as being in Bihar but his parents moved to Britain from Bangladesh in 1960s and settled in central London.