Help is vital in the Rohingya crisis

Visegrad 2017 should not be considered an Islamaphoic website in its content. It was set up solely to highlight unwanted illegal economic migrants in Europe – especially those who are Islamic from North Africa and Asia – given that their religion and values are totally at odds with European ones. The religion of Islam and its adherents should be respected in those countries where it is practiced as there it the norm.

I have seen some posts that have taken aim at the Rohingya, saying that the expulsion from Myanmar is the fault of the Rohingya activists. This is far from the truth. The Rohingya have as much right to live in Myanmar as the Buddhists, and their religious practices should be tolerated, just as Buddhism is tolerated.

According to a report in The Guardian (04.10.2017),

“There are an estimated 809,000 Rohingya sheltering in Bangladesh after fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar, more than half a million of whom have arrived since 25 August to join 300,000 Rohingya who were already in Bangladesh … Bangladesh and humanitarian organisations are struggling to help the 509,00 Rohingya who have arrived since 25 August, when attacks by Rohingya militants triggered a Myanmar military offensive that the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing.”

The Myanmar military are liars when it states its actions against Rohingjya stem from its security forces fighting insurgents of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, who have claimed responsibility for attacks on about 30 police posts and an army camp on 25 August.

As one UN officials says, “A rapid response from donors to this response plan –  $434m over the next six months to help up to 1.2 million people, many of them children, who need life-saving help – is essential if the humanitarian organisations are to move ahead with critical activities to save lives, and provide protection to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh”.

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