Muslim Council of Elders denounces Rohingya Muslims' massacre

Kristopher Drake
September 5, 2017

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif expressed "deep anguish at the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar" in a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry on Monday.

The Myanmar conflict, which erupted in late August between the country's armed forces and Rohingya militants in Rakhine state, has prompted a wave of protests across the world over what was dubbed disproportionate use of force against the country's Muslim minority.

The protesters urged the Indian government to voice their concerns and ask Myanmar to stop the assault against Rohingyas and to provide the victims with necessary humanitarian assistance, including healthcare.

In a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the foreign minister emphasised that plight of Rohingya Muslims was a challenge to the conscience of the worldwide community.

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, evacuated more than 11,700 "ethnic residents" from the area affected by fighting, the army said, referring to the non-Muslim population of northern Rakhine.

Many Kurds used social media accounts, notably Facebook, to show their solidarity for the Muslims of Rohingya by changing their account's profile picture to signs of condemnation of the killing of Muslims by Myanmar authorities. If such a disaster was happening in a Middle Eastern country except Israel the Security Council would have even held an emergency meeting and even proposed military action against that country and immediately introduced sanctions against it. "Why are they silent", Revgin Amin, a Kurd from Duhok commented.

The global community should expect that inaction to prevent such savage acts some Rohingya youth would become potential terrorists.

"Stop this bloodshed. We demand the guilty are punished and crimes against humanity are investigated", Kadyrov told the large crowd in central Grozny in a live broadcast on local television. To date, at least 110 people have been killed and tens of thousands of people, mostly Rohingya Muslims, have fled into Bangladesh. Russia's defence minister hosted Burma's commander in chief in June, and Russian Federation has been selling arms to the South Asian nation including some of its most advanced fighter jets and artillery systems.

With villages still in flames in Rakhine State, the exodus that began last month is expected to continue, rights groups and United Nations officials said.

She has been criticised in the past for failing to admonish the powerful military, which ruled Myanmar for decades and retains 25% of parliamentary seats.

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