| Myanmar: Muslims murder dozens of Hindus
| Wednesday, September 06, 2017
|Jihad Watch : The Western establishment media is portraying Muslims entirely as the
victims of the violence in Myanmar. Reality is not so simple. The
Rohingyas actually began this present conflict: AP reported
on August 25 that “Ethnic Rohingya militants in western Myanmar
launched overnight attacks on more than two dozen police and border
outposts, leaving 71 people dead, the government said Friday, in a
significant escalation of their armed struggle.” If they were not waging
jihad against the Myanmar government and non-Muslims in the country,
there would be peace.
“Dozens of Hindus Killed in Maungdaw: Relatives,” by Nyein Nyein, The Irrawaddy, September 5, 2017 :
SITTWE, Rakhine State – Eight-year-old Muni is one of the
sole survivors in her Hindu family, after eight of her relatives were
reportedly killed by Muslim militants one week ago in Kha Mauk Seik
village, some 40 miles from downtown Maungdaw, in northern Rakhine
The girl had left her family to work in the home of a friend, Mina Kumari, also in Maungdaw Township, six months earlier. Through an interpreter, Muni told The Irrawaddy on Sunday a statement
that was echoed by other relatives and a Hindu community leader in
Bangladesh—that she had heard her parents, grandmother, newborn brother,
sisters and brothers-in-law had been killed.
One of her elder sisters is among eight women who said they were
initially abducted by militants from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army
(ARSA), but now sheltering at a relief camp in Bangladesh’s Kutupalong
District. Following ARSA attacks on 30 police outposts on Aug. 25, the
Myanmar government declared the group a terrorist organization.
According to aid workers, Bangladesh is also now hosting some 87,000
self-identifying Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled northern Rakhine
State since the Myanmar Army began renewed clearance operations in
Maungdaw following the ARSA attacks.
They join hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees already in the region, displaced after an earlier round of attacks in 2016.
An additional 11,700 Buddhist Arakanese, Arakanese subgroups, and
Hindus have been internally displaced, with many taking shelter in
monasteries in the state capital of Sittwe, and Ponnagyun and Kyauktaw
townships. Bangladesh’s The Daily Star reported on Sept. 1, that around 400
Hindus had left Rakhine State for Bangladesh and were staying at
makeshift camp in Kutupalong, alongside displaced Muslims. More than 500 Hindus are also taking refuge at four temples in
Sittwe, partially supported by a government relief team, according to
community leaders in Sittwe.
The Daily Star said that the displaced villagers estimated that more
than 80 members of their communities in Rakhine State had been killed by
unidentified armed men.
As journalists are barred from the conflict zone, The Irrawaddy spoke
to religious leaders and relatives of the deceased in Sittwe.
Villagers who arrived in Sittwe on Sunday told The Irrawaddy that
they believed around 70 residents of three communities—Kha Mauk Seik
Taung Ywar, Kha Mauk Seik Yebaw Kyar, and Ohtein (also known as as
Fakirabazar, Riktapara, and Chikonchhari respectively)—had been killed.
“The news about Kha Mauk Seik was heard on Saturday, and they are so
desperate. They have no family members left to take care for them,” said
U Maung Hla, the vice chairman of the Rakhine State Hindu Council,
referring to 8-year-old Muni and another girl—16-year-old, Kajali, who
told The Irrawaddy that since she left Maungdaw four months ago, she had
lost nine relatives.
|posted by D Swami Gwekanandam @ 4:00 PM