Why is the world closing its eyes and silencing its tongue? Does anyone know what is happening in Myanmar? (Burma) An ethnic cleansing, which really is an understatement, is going on there, at a scale that might put the holocaust of the forties to shame!
This genocide is done by the so called gentle souls professing to be Buddhists….. who denounce any killing, even of insects. Now their military is burning villages, raping women, killing children and hacking the heads off of young men and women.
Such hatred! Such violence! No one is taking up the victims’ cause. Why? Because that part of the earth does not have oil? Or coal? Or any yield of the land that would benefit the Western hemisphere?
Several years ago, the Taliban of Afghanistan, broke statues of Buddha in the mountains of their land. We heard and read about that atrocity for weeks. For WEEKS! And now, I have seen videos of massacres and murders and burning of villages (thanks to BBC), and no one here has mentioned anything about what is going on in that part of the world. Granted the south is pummeled by the hurricanes, and a few lives are lost. But no one is talking about the THOUSANDS that are being killed daily in Myanmar. The military of that government is systematically slaughtering Muslims of Myanmar.
Shame on the Madam Aung San Suu Kyi! Shame on her. How dare she hold on to the Nobel Prize she won for Peace. While she is not directly organizing the killings the minority Muslims there, she is turning a blind eye to the atrocities of her Military government. Shame on that woman for allowing this to happen. Shame on her for wearing flowers in her hair while she is allowing thousands of women to be raped and their husbands killed. And this was the same woman who defied the dictators of Burma and spend fifteen years under house arrest and led a campaign for democracy. This same woman is responsible for all the blood shed that is going on in that democratic land. Does anyone see her face splattered with the blood of the innocent people? Look hard in your mind’s eye and you can see that– just as clearly as I can. Shame on her. This woman blames all news of rape as “fake rapes!” WHAT? Is she for real?? She calls these people who are literally butchered, and whose blood coats the roads and earth of that land, terrorists. She is inhuman. She has sold her soul to the devil.
“We applauded Aung San Suu Kyi when she received her Nobel Prize because she symbolized courage in the face of tyranny,” noted Ken Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. “Now that she’s in power, she symbolizes cowardly complicity in the deadly tyranny being visited on the Rohingya.”
Another Nobel Peace Prize winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, wrote a pained letter to his friend: “My dear sister: If the political price of your ascension to the highest office in Myanmar is your silence, the price is surely too steep.”
Zakiah Sayeed Ali.