“Coptic-Muslim clashes erupt in Egyptâ€Ž”Â (BBC News)
“Rohingya Muslims “persecuted” after Myanmar crackdown”Â Â (Reuters)
When Muslims in a majority Muslim country attack Christians, then there are “Coptic-Muslim Clashes”, but when there’s violence between Buddhists and Muslims, after Muslims rape a Buddhist girl, then the Muslims are being persecuted.
Muslims can’t lose.
As usual, all over the “islamic world” Â soldiers of allah whip themselves into a fanatical frenzy to Â drum up support for their jihad against Burma. Never mind Darfur; never mind the mass-murder of Coptic Christians in Egypt or in Palistan and the war in Syria: when it looks like the ummah loses territory every swinging dick needs to get in on the action:
On the other side of the world the usual suspects spring into action, at the behest of their masters from the OIC. The impetus is on forcing Â Burma to take the Bangladeshi invaders back and to give them rights, which no Islamic nation ever grants to their minorities. Something that none of the perps from al Jazeera ever finds worth mentioning.
Tomas Ojea Quintana noted “serious human rights violations” in dispute between Rakhine Buddhists and Muslim Rohingyas.
The United Nations human rights envoy to Myanmar has called for an urgent independent investigation into recent bloody sectarian violenceÂ (Jihad) Â in the country’s Rakhine state, which he said was one of many human rights challenges facing the country.
Tomas Ojea Quintana on Saturday called on Myanmar’s government to find out the truth about violence in June between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and stateless Muslim Rohingyas and address reports of extrajudicial killings and torture by its police and soldiers.
“I am concerned… at the allegations I have received of serious human rights violations committed as part of measures to
restore law and order,” Quintana said in a statement at the end of a six-day visit to Myanmar, his sixth to the country.
“While I am in no position to be able to verify these allegations at this point in time, they are of grave concern. It is therefore of fundamental importance to clearly establish what has happened in Rakhine state and to ensure accountability.”
Quintana ended a weeklong visit to Myanmar saying that the country’s much-touted democratic reforms will not take hold unless the government places human rights at the center of its agenda for change.
During a two-day tour of Rakhine state, Quintana said he witnessed “widespread suffering” from the June violence between Rakhine Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya that left at least 78 dead and tens of thousands homeless.
He said he recorded allegations of “serious human rights violations” by police and security forces, including killings, torture, arbitrary arrest and excessive use of force.
“The human rights situation in Rakhine state is serious,” he told reporters.
New York-based Human Rights Watch has accused government forces of opening fire on crowds of ethnic Rohingya and committing other “atrocities” during attempts to restore order.
‘Matter of urgency’
Quintana said it was a “matter of urgency” to set up an independent and credible investigation into the allegations of rights abuses.
“Reconciliation will not be possible without this. Exaggerations and distortion will fill the vacuum to further fuel distrust and tensions between communities,” he told reporters.
Much remains unknown about what transpired in Rakhine state during nearly two weeks of sectarian fighting, rioting and arson attacks between the two groups because the area was virtually sealed off to the outside world.
Tensions between the Rakhine Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya are longstanding, in part because many in Myanmar consider the Rohingya to be illegal settlers from neighbouring Bangladesh.
The United Nations says there are about 800,000 Rohingya in Myanmar and considers them to be among the most persecuted people in the world.
The conflict has exposed deep-rooted communal animosity and put the spotlight on promises by the government in office since 2011 to protect human rights after decades of brutal army rule.
Quintana also expressed “serious concern” about the treatment of six UN workers who were detained in Rakhine state. They were accused by Myanmar authorities of taking part in the violence and setting fire to villages – accusations Quintana said he believes are unfounded.
Quintana’s visit to Myanmar also focused on making an overall assessment of the human rights situation as the country moves down a reformist path under President Thein Sein after decades of repressive military rule. He met with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, government officials, lawmakers and others.
He is to present his findings to the upcoming UN General Assembly.
More on the fanatical frenzy watch from Sultn Knish:
The NationÂ has upgraded the situation in Burma to genocide. No sorry, “Unabated Genocide”.
Must the Rohingya continue to perish in one of the worst cases of ethnic cleansing, putting to shame the concentration camps run by the Nazis to exterminate Jews or the killing sprees of the Mongol hordes, while the world watches cold-heartedly?
Really? One of the worst cases?
Are we talking worse than what Turkey has done to Cypriots and Kurds? Worse than what Sudan has done to Africans? Worse than what Egyptian Muslims are doing to Copts? Worse than what the Indonesians are doing in New Guinea and what they did in East Timor?
But no those are all “Clashes”. It’s only genocide when a Muslim breaks a fingernail killing non-Muslims. Then the media rushes to talk about Muslim genocide, not Muslim committing genocide, but Muslim suffering.
Meanwhile the Christian Science Monitor… “Pakistan’s extremists whip up frenzy over Burma’s Muslims”
But on the streets of Pakistan, the rhetoric runs much hotter with protesters claiming “thousands” of Rohingyas are being slaughtered in western Myanmar (also known as Burma). Online, meanwhile, a series of doctored and misidentified photographs are circulating widely in Pakistani social media and beyond that purport to show violence against Rohingyas.
Investigations by social media watchdogs, and the respected Pakistani newspaper Express Tribune, have proven that most of these claims are exaggerated or entirely false.
… it’s happening on the Extremist Media Street too.