Wednesday, 5 September 2012





How bad do you have to be to provoke rage in a Buddhist monk? Pretty bad! I don't usually cover events outside of Europe on this blog but I thought this item was worth highlighting given its relevance to our situation. It shows, to anyone who still doubts it, that Islam really is uniquely problematical. Antipathy to Islam is not the expression of some generalised "xenophobia". Islam is genuinely different. It also shows that more and more people are coming to realise that there really is no solution to the problems Muslims present except confining them to territories of their own and quarantining them from the rest of the human race. In practice, that means expelling Muslims from the non-Muslim territories they're already in. Whoever has moral inhibitions about this - and that includes quite a few people in the Counterjihad movement - needs to overcome them.
After leading some of the largest demonstrations against Burma’s former military junta in 2007, hundreds of Buddhist monks have once again taken to the streets in protest. Yet instead of marching to demand greater freedoms, they are demonstrating in support of President Thein Sein’s recent proposal to either deport members of the country’s minority Rohingya Muslim community, or send them to camps.

The demonstration follows months of unrest in the country’s western Rakhine state between the region’s ethnic Buddhist communities and the Rohingya. Violence first broke out in June, after a Buddhist woman was raped and then killed, allegedly by Muslims. Outraged by the crime, a local mob attacked a bus, beating 10 Muslims to death in the process. Since then, Rakhine state has been plagued by periodic clashes between the two groups, which have left at least 90 people dead, according to an official estimate. Human rights group fear, however, that the death toll could be much higher.

In response to the mounting violence in Rakhine state, Burma’s government launched an investigation into the violence in the region. While Thein Sein in part blamed Buddhist monks and other ethnic Rakhine figures for inciting hatred against the Rohingya in a parliamentary report last month, he also echoed past comments, in which he said that the minority group was not welcome within Burma’s borders, and that the only “solution” was to either deport or send them to camps.

Sign reads: "Protect mother Myanmar by supporting the president".

Rallying behind the president’s plan, hundreds of Buddhists and other demonstrators gathered in Mandalay on September 2, holding up signs that read “Protect mother Myanmar by supporting the president”.

According to the UN, there are an estimated 800,000 Rohingya Muslims currently living in Burma. Many in the country refer to them as “Bengalis”, because they speak a regional dialect of Bengali. The Rohingya, however, are stateless. Claiming centuries of lineage in Rakhine state, Rohinhya activists have long petitioned for Burmese citizenship, to no avail. This means they have little access to education or health care and face travel restrictions.

U Wirathu
Kio

“It’s a question of justice”

U Wirathu led the anti-Rohingya protests in Mandalay on Sunday, September 2.


We decided to hold the protest for three reasons. First off, we wanted the world to know that the Rohingya are not among the 135 different ethnic groups that are recognised in Burma. We also wanted to make sure everyone knew that we, as Burmese people, do not condone their acts of violence. Lastly, we wanted to highlight the importance of border security, by pointing out the fact that there have been some on the western border [which runs along Bangladesh] in the past who were not concerned with Rakhine’s security and did their job carelessly.

We have lived peacefully among different religions and ethnicities for years. But we now have these illegal Bengali immigrants demanding to be recognised as a native ethnic group and asking to be granted citizenship. We want people to know the truth, that the Rohingya are not Burmese and that they are not a peaceful group. If they lived quietly, we would allow them to stay regardless of the fact they entered the country illegally.

It’s not that we want all immigrants, illegal or not, to leave Burma. There are a lot of illegal Chinese immigrants here too, but the difference is that they just go about their own business. They’re not trying to swallow native tribes and colonise the country, or destroy our religion.
[Burma’s entire Muslim population makes up 4 percent of the population.]
Sources: France24 CJMyanmar


24 comments:

Maria José said...

http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article7973358.ece/ALTERNATES/w460/pg-36-burma-ap.jpg

Anonymous said...

I don't know a great deal about Buddhists, but they have gone up in my opinion.

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alas said...

What a great piece of propaganda for our side to use. I can't think of any other religion or group which is looked upon as being so peaceful! If they've had enough, then it's only a matter of time until we follow suit.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

It's not just the Buddhists in Myanmar who have problems with Bengali Muslims; the Indian state of Assam has seen violent riots between the indigenous Bodos (who tend to be Christian or Hindu) and the Muslim infiltrators from Bangladesh. The irony is that the Bengali Muslims were at the forefront of the movement to break away from India to form a separate Muslim country (i.e. Pakistan).

A warning to Europe about its own future if it doesn't take remedial action.

Anonymous said...

This is a groundbreaking development. Let’s hope that next, buddhists in Thailand will learn a lesson from it. And then, why should this movement be confined to buddhists…

Michael Laudahn

Porky's2istan said...

"We want people to know the truth, that the Rohingya are not Burmese and that they are not a peaceful group. If they lived quietly, we would allow them to stay..."

If you can't get Buddhists monks to tolerate you, then you are truly irredeemable. This article should be sent to every group, political party, church, and temple that thinks that islam is just another religion.

Anonymous said...

The Buddhists in Burma need to take a lesson from the Budhhists in Afghanistan . . . oh wait, their are no Buddhists in Afghanistan, even though Afghanistan and vicinity is Buddhism's birthplace. Wonder what happened?

Mike Coleman said...

I dont agree with this at all. I totally understand the buddhist standpoint - I have read the reports of Thai monks being decapitated near the border with Malaysia.

All that said we live in one world, and if you start picking on people because of their religion you are on a loser. Im a catholic, and to pretty honest I'm sick and tired of people picking on Muslims. I find it disgusting. Keep bullying people and they will start bullying you back....

Anonymous said...

go for it destroy those vermin already

Anonymous said...

Go ahead! Kick out all muslims! Protect your country!

Maria José said...

Third day Demonstrations by Buddhist Monks in Burma

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb7PfDdg3LM&feature=player_embedded

Solution said...

Why do you want to subject  the general population to live with violent minorities that terrorized them .  This is detrimental to their physical safety, property ,  peace of mind.  Some have a hard time seeing that this is a serious violation of their human rights . This doesn't just apply to the Arakanese but any people in the world that are subject to the condition of having to live with a group of violent minorities.    A series of robberies and terrorization committed  by violent " minority" throughout the year went unnoticed by most people.  Would anyone of us want to expose our loved ones to such living environment or would we rather voice the issue and take action to address it?

People in numerous countries are being terrorized by a  violent “minority” group.  Laws should be put in place to deal with minorities that are terrorizing the general population in the country .  There is a big difference between silent terrorist and innocent immigrants. They are detrimental to the lives and safety of the  general population  in the country. In the past, this haven’t been a big issue. But now it is becoming a big  issue that is destabilizing the lives of people in numerous countries if ignored . Therefore we need to set up laws to regulate and address the issue. Minorities that are acting like terrorist should be treated according  to laws for terrorist and not under laws for innocent immigrants .  Otherwise , we are perpetuating further harm from terrorist minorities towards the general population not just in one country but many throughout the world.

Anonymous said...

It's interesting that Aung Suu San Ky (sp) refuses to support attempts at stopping the "persecution" of the Rohingya. She's turned out to be a Burmese nationalist, and it's infuriating the European lefties who have heretofore viewed her as a sainted combination of Mahatma Ghandi, Martin Luther King, and Mother Teresa. I say good for her. If only Western politicians weren't too corrupt and cowardly to stand up for their own.

Anonymous said...

That's because she is not foolish enough to be duped by the false propaganda coordinated by Iran and other Muslims.

It is the Rohingyas themselves who launched the riot on June 8 in revenge for the death of the 10 rapists.

When it comes to the government of Sweden for example, they might be black mailed by violent Muslims within the country or from without ( OIC) . The only way to save Sweden is for the people of Sweden to report cases of terrorization to Canada.

Anonymous said...

wow you bunch of fucking pricks you say Islam is a backwards religion and we have problems with the world that same thing happened to blacks aisans and communism and now we get taught that in schools as a part of history that should never be repeated again. for your information Islam means peace through submission.... and then you dare talk about false propaganda have you seen your selves feeding each other lies about a dieing system called capitalism. Finnally you want to talk about provoking people how about this today is 9/11 people died it changed the world people like me get stopped at airports now wow. so what did your leaders decide to do go to every one of our countries and kill millions of people. you want to call Iran terrorists. america has tried to over throw over 50 foreign governments since the 1960s. you world works on money. right now Muslims are in the hick of it we are the scapegoats and the we ae being discriminated against but did you know what they did to the blacks they did to the poor first so if you think your government cares about you think again.

Anonymous said...

Wow, too bad your government didn't care enough about you to teach you about spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. Get back to us when you're literate.

Alam said...

Nice Article! Thanks for sharing with us.

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Anonymous said...

If other Religion such as Buddhism (which we know as a very peaceful religion giving emphasis on enlightenment) can't tolerate Islam, what does it mean? It means that the level of trouble making that these Muslims do is completely unbearable. The reason why they migrate to other countries is because even at their own place they can't find peace because they themselves caused the troubles that made them suffer. Now they move to your place and brought their trouble with them to you...What will you do?

Anonymous said...

Why is it that Swedish in Malmo has to flee their home or endure violence from Muslims. Why isn't people taking action . Don't wait for politician or police. They themselves are concerned with their own safety.

Anonymous said...

I don't live in Myanmar and really cannot tell what's going on, only by the vague reports I read. I don't like to see people persecuted especially women and children who are always the victims. These are poor people that have no where to go and probably no food to eat. What would Jesus, Buddah or Muhammad do in this situation? They would want us to help our fellow man. I wish i could help them :(

Anonymous said...

My opinion of them has gone down actually, they sound like any other fundamentalist group, burning children, because of their religion. Wow

nasa videos said...

Muslims are Terrorists and always full of shit.

danny said...

all muslims are the devils children-they are born to hate/lie/decieve= everyone else in there eyes is lowerclass,, you want to stop terrorism its simple stand with Israel and wipe these muslim parasites off the face of the earth, do not let them enter your lands these peodifile profit muhumed worshipping group wont rest/wont change..

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