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Why Are Buddhists Committing Genocide Again?

Before it was Sri Lanka; now bloody Buddhist hands are robbing life on an epic scale in Burma.

 Rohingya refugees
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(SALEM) - Buddhist militants are committing genocide again for the second time in only three years, proving that secular violence is increasingly the method of Buddhist regimes that have taken on increasing political-military roles. Three years ago, the Sinhalese Buddhist government of Sri Lanka committed Genocide on the Tamil Hindus and Christians in the country's north, numbers of disappeared are estimated at 160,000. It was the extension of a long and bloody pogrom to eliminate this ancient culture.

Now the Buddhists have turned their blood lust on the Muslims in Burma, or Myanmar, whatever one calls it today, and the list of dead is rising. Burma is the scene of increasing western interest, and it is a violent mess of a place where Rohingya (Arakan) Muslims are being slaughtered in a spate of religious ethnic cleansing.

All the place has known for years and years, is the jack boot military junta that has ruled the people with an iron fist. Now that the eyes of the west are upon it and a new political direction has been taken, it is this ethnic group that is falling through the cracks; their plight ignored by western media.

"Although Western media sources have reported that 80 people have been killed, numerous reports from Rohingya rights groups in the region estimate the number of Rohingya slaughtered at up to 6000 and the displacement of over 90,000." - Fahad Ansari

Myanmar, where the primary exports are heroin and methamphetamine for Thailand's drug market. I have heard horror stories to no end about the terrible drug addiction issues in Bangkok and other cities, where people become shells of human beings from meth-based drugs and the killer h. So a handful of Burmese power players are happy to see the restrictions on trade loosened by Obama, but there will be no positive impact for Rohingya Muslims.

An official with the United Nations, admitted that Rohingya Muslims are one of the most neglected and abused populations in existence. The truth of the matter is that their presence in Arakan dates as far back as the 7th Century.

In other words, there are no legitimate reasons to make this group second-class citizens. They are denied nearly every right, treated as sub-humns, and the government even refuses to issue identification cards or birth certificates to the Rohingya.

Why are they suffering right now?

Because Buddhists are among the world's violent cultures in the modern age, When riled, they operate in mob fashion. They're doing it in Burma and God knows, they did it in Sri Lanka.

In fact it was 29 years ago this month, that Buddhist mobs stormed homes and businesses of Sri Lankan Tamils; laying waste to everything they laid their hands on and murdering more than 3000 human beings. There was rape, there were fires, it was pure carnage and I have heard much about it from first-hand witnesses. That bout of Buddhist violence against innocent Tamil civilians, was set off by the results of a military battle. The resistance force that defended Tamils, the Tamil Tigers, had a firefight with the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) and killed less than twenty SLA soldiers. The Buddhists killed thousands of Tamil civilians in reprisal, over the Tigers' military victory. The Sri Lankan Buddhists take on the face of terrorist very quickly, yet the beleaguered Tamil Tigers would receive the 'terrorist' brand, and then watch their people die by the tens of thousands in a brutal military genocide.

Killer Buddhists, a Jagged Pill to Swallow

Much like the view of the Israelis, Americans are cultured to believe that Buddhists are a kind peace oriented faith but it is only partly true at best. The image of the Buddhist monk's self-immolation in Vietnam in the 1960's has been replaced by the image of a murdering Buddhist slaughtering and raping civilians. The faith has a lot of work to do, it has been ignoring human issues on a level with the worst mankind has witnessed.

Dr. Asjad Bokhari Describes Burma's Vast Ethnic Inequity

A month ago three Muslim boys were accused of raping and killing a Buddhist girl and were arrested. One of them was reported to have killed himself while other two were sentenced to death after a trial of 4 days. The Muslim version of story varies from the state version as Muslim community argues that one of the boys fell in love with the Burmese girl and managed to flee with her, later to be captured and tortured to death in custody and the other two boys were innocent. Whichever version was correct didn’t matter as the local Buddhist community attacked a bus killing 10 Muslims.

Military moved in after 30 Muslims deaths and within 2 days the death toll for Rohingya Muslims raised to 680 as the military and security forces of Burma led the Muslim hunting process which is continuing with no end in sight. UN or aid agencies are not allowed in |Rakhine and media organisations are banned as well. Any food or life saving supplies can not be given directly and have to go through the government aid agency. This leaves Muslims of Arakan helpless, hopeless and in a miserable plight awaiting torture, death and destruction on daily basis.
- Muslim Massacre in Myanmar Dr. Asjad Bokhari - columnpk.com

Myanmar’s government has not proposed a solution for the Rohingya Muslims; that is a real problem in a modern age, with members of that culture begging for something, anything. They live in conditions that resemble refugee camps and even the Times states that they make up one of the largest groups of stateless people in Asia.

The violence taking place in Myanmar is reportedly in response to the rape and murder of a Buddhist girl in May, which prompted a series of “revenge attacks.” Thousands have died because of the mob violence inspired by a report of a rape and murder.

Ten Muslim men were dragged from a bus and killed in early June. It is also reported that days later, mobs of Muslim men attacked Buddhist villagers, leaving seven people dead, according to Burmese media.

But in an article for New Civilisation, Fahad Ansari wrote:

It has been reported that the attack was in retaliation for the rape and murder of a Buddhist girl in May this year but according to the Burmese Muslim Association and many others, those killed were not even from Rakhine. The suspected perpetrators of the rape were later arrested in the town of Ramree in the far south of the province. Two of them have been sentenced to death and one died in custody.
- Aung San Suu Kyi ‘vague’ about persecution of Rohingya Muslims of Burma

according to Burmese media...

This is who Burma has tried to eradicate; these are
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, at the Kutupalong
refugee camp – pic courtesy of: IRIN/David Swanson

One key point... there is no media freedom in either Burma or Sri Lanka, the Buddhist governments are the first to kill those who speak out, it is a huge world-level problem. These governments are constantly killing journalists and that is highly documented. Any Burmese media reports that clear the legal channels and make the air, will only reflect the government point of view; it won't be real or true. Perhaps some day even NY Times reporters will be able to put two and two together and not quote these people who are programmed propaganda machines parading as news.

But many view the eternally corrupted and sold out pro-Israel anti-Human Rights newspaper the same way and for these unfortunate Muslims being slaughtered, The New York Times means no relief.

How bad is the problem? Tne official with the United Nations, called the situation facing Rohingya Muslims, a “chronic crisis.”

Reviewing the history of the Arakan Muslims, Ansari describes the terrible problems affecting this ethnic group that are extremely reminiscent of similar issues in places like Palestine and Sri Lanka:

For decades, the Rohingya have routinely suffered abuses by the Burmese army, including extrajudicial killings, forced labour, land confiscation, and restricted freedom of movement. Rohingyas have also faced human rights violations by the army. Using the army to restore order risks arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, and torture.

Although state media reports that scores have been killed, rights groups are painting a far bleaker picture which shocks the conscience. Although Western media sources have reported that 80 people have been killed, numerous reports from Rohingya rights groups in the region estimate the number of Rohingya slaughtered at up to 6000 and the displacement of over 90,000.

Looting and rape of Rohingya women and girls by Rakhine Buddhists and the Burmese army is also on the rise. In essence, this is the only latest bout of ethnic cleansing carried out by the state and society against the Rohingya Muslims, described by the UN as “one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.”

In Burma, these Muslims have traditionally been victims of heavy discrimination. They can't own property, they are frequently bordering on starvation, and they are banned from traveling outside of Rakhine. They are not allowed to migrate to Bangladesh.

Bangladesh has been the scene of terrible prejudice and suffering over the years; they were the recipient of a tremendous act of kindness in the 1970's when a British rocker decided to help the people by putting together an amazing benefit concert. Their government today is like the rest, even worse in many cases, as our own Human Rights Ambassador, William Gomes would confirm. He is facing a possible 'Sedition' charge for a poem he wrote about his home country, Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Could Help

Fleeing the tragedy and mayhem, Muslim refugees have piled into boats in an attempt to reach Bangladesh, but it is a country that extends no goodwill toward these fleeing families, instead turning them back and sending them to Myanmar.

Fahad Ansari: struggle of Arakan Muslims

They are widely regarded within Burma as “Bengalis” – people of Bangladesh nationality – although their presence in Arakan dates as far back as the 7th Century. The government refuses to issue identification cards or birth certificates to the Rohingya, which are necessary to be able to travel, as well as to obtain passports and enrol in higher education. They are denied land and property rights and ownership. The land on which they live is frequently taken away from them at any given time.

They are forbidden from having more than two children and any who marry without permission face long jail terms of up to five years. Mosques and Islamic schools are regularly destroyed and replaced with Buddhist pagodas. It is prohibited to try and repair a dilapidated mosque and Muslim men, apart from Imams, are forbidden to grow beards.

There have also been multiple campaigns led by the Burmese authorities to expel the Rohingya from Burma, resulting in a litany of human rights violations. As early as 1942, the Rohingya were the target of state-sponsored persecution when an estimated 100,000 Rohingya were slaughtered by the Burmese nationals, local Arakanese communists and Japanese occupiers. In 1978, the Burmese Army launched a military offence, named Dragon King, to root out these so-called ‘foreigners’. Hundreds were arrested, tortured, raped and killed. In the following months of the military operation, over 300,000 Rohingya fled into Bangladesh.

The Bangladeshi government refused to provide food supplies and other necessities to the Rohingya refugees, leaving many of them to die from starvation and disease.

Again in 1991, the Burmese Army launched another military operation to drive out more Rohingya from Burma’s lands. More than 268,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi government forcibly repatriated over 60% of those who fled back into Burma, with full knowledge of their heightened vulnerability to persecution, discrimination, and insecurity. The current massacres seem to be the latest chapter in this campaign of ethnic cleansing.

Numerous human rights groups have repeatedly reported how rape and sexual violence against Rohingya women and girls by Buddhist monks and the state authorities is endemic and committed with impunity

In addition to these abuses, the Rohingya are subjected to systematic forced labour to build “model villages” to house the Burmese settlers intended to displace them. They have been forced to donate time, money and materials toward buildings for the Buddhist community, and certain townships were declared “Muslim-free zones” by a government decree in 1983. In Thandwe township in Arakan state, for example, there are still some original-resident Muslims, but new Muslims are not allowed to buy plots or houses, or move in.

In Gwa and Taung-gut Muslims are no longer allowed to live in the areas, mosques have been destroyed and lands confiscated. To ensure that these are not rebuilt, they have been replaced with government owned buildings, monasteries and Buddhist temples.
- Aung San Suu Kyi ‘vague’ about persecution of Rohingya Muslims of Burma

If American politicians like Hillary Clinton were interested, they could be tremendously powerful advocates for humanity. But Hillary wants to make business deals for corporate America- not raise her voice for suffering Muslims.

Aung San Suu Kyi, the revered opposition leader in Burma, is close to Washington and yet she is remaining silent over the mass murder of Arakan Muslims. If this is true, it revokes what we have always seen in her; we all have instinctively backed this woman because she's the highly recognized human rights leader, but now only time will tell.

From The New York Times - World:

After years of stagnation, change is coming to Myanmar at a rapid pace, though still on the military’s terms. Nonetheless, there is hope that the country is veering away from authoritarianism and Soviet-style economic management that has left the majority of the country’s 55 million people in dire poverty.

Since taking office in March 2011 after deeply flawed elections, President U Thein Sein, a former general, has moved swiftly toward democratization, breaking sharply from the highly centralized and erratic policies of the past.

Mr. Thein Sein’s government has freed a number of political prisoners and taken steps to liberalize the state-controlled economy. It made overtures to Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, who had been released from house arrest in 2010. In response, in January 2012, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy, returned to political life, running candidates in parliamentary elections. In April, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi was elected to Parliament and her party won nearly every seat in the elections — a startling result after her years of detention and the violent suppression of her supporters.

Still, the Parliament remained overwhelmingly controlled by the military-backed ruling party.

Last May, the Obama administration eased the ban on investments in Myanmar; in spite of its absolutely horrible and tragic human rights record. The move followed steps made by the European Union and Australia to suspend sanctions. The New York Times suggests that the motivation was to raise the prospect of a foreign investment boom in one of Asia’s most isolated countries; it fails to mention how few of the profits will go to Burmese people.

The Times also claims that Mr. Thein Sein has made national reconciliation between the Burmese majority and the country’s vast patchwork of ethnic group a priority of his presidency.

A priority?

You have to love this unquestioned paragraph in the Times article:

"... the tensions near the border with Bangladesh fall outside the scope of reconciliation efforts because they involve people from a Muslim ethnic group, the Rohingya, whose 800,000 members the government does not recognize as citizens."


Diversity Dishonored

Here is the breakdown of Burma's population:

Ethnic groups:
Burman 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Indian 2%, Mon 2%, other 5%

Religions:
Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, animist 1%, other 2%

I don't care if they are a half of one percent; every person in every ethnic group has the same rights as the next person and only the corruption of all of these governments working together, keeps the problem in place.

What of the Great Civil Rights Leader Aung San Suu Kyi?

Aung San Suu Kyi

Every time I see Aung San Suu Kyi with Hillary Clinton, my heart sinks a little more. Each time I realize that this revered woman is palling around with the queen of corporate America, I lose faith, and now I know it has not been without good reason.

Suu Kyi failed to use her European tour to raise awareness of what is happening to the Rohingya; she failed to condemn the actions of the government toward its self-perceived non-people.

She is compromising on the backs of suffering human beings and it is neither fitting or appropriate. Of course she knows it would be difficult to take a position, as the Burmese immigration minister recently said, "There is no ethnic group named Rohingya in our country."

New Civilisation wrote:

Even Suu Kyi, when faced with questions from the audience at a conference at the London School of Economics about why she did not condemn the military more, could only offer a general condemnation of all violence stating that “resolving conflict is not about condemnation, it’s about finding the roots, the causes of that conflict and how they can be resolved in the best way possible.” Yet, it was decades of condemnation of that same regime coupled with sanctions that resulted in Suu Kyi’s own release.

Then, as the article explains, she directly failed the Rohingya people in Ireland:

While in Ireland, Suu Kyi said she did not know whether Rohingyas should be regarded as Burmese or not, a rather sinister statement for someone being treated by the governments of the world as the official head of state.

Despite her fearsome reputation for standing up for human rights, Suu Kyi’s position has to remain silent about the persecution of the Rohingya and where put on the spot, she has failed to defend them and by questioning their right to citizenship, essentially legitimised this persecution.

That is because many of those who are most vocal in wanting to expel them from Burmese territory are part of the country’s pro-democracy movement. If Suu Kyi speaks out in favour of the Rohingya’s claim to Burmese citizenship, she risks alienating some of her most erstwhile allies. Nyan Win, spokesman for the National League for Democracy party to which Suu Kyi belongs, would not comment on Suu Kyi’s position, but said: “The Rohingya are not our citizens.”

I wrote an article this week about a North American Website that absolutely bashes Muslims at their very core, as if some selected writing from more than 1500 years ago in the hands of a bigot could ever be adequately or fairly interpreted, guides young people today trying to survive in this world. The political leaders are all lacking in courage and resolve to do the right thing. Some are obviously culturally impaired and brainwashed; those of us who cover news have long known about Burma's long list of inequities, this experience of the fleeing, terrorized Muslims defines the place as worse than ever; one big festering violation of international law. For the Rohingya, at this point, there is no hope in sight. However it is on our radar and we aren't alone, we will stay with this story.

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Tim King's previous Salem-News.com reports on Sri Lanka:

Jul-17-2012: Tamil Voices Growing Louder Over Sri Lanka War Crimes and Nepotism

Jul-11-2012: US Media's Role in the Silent Death of Sri Lanka's Tamils - Political Perspective by Tim King Salem-News.com

Jul-09-2012: Significant Honor With Tamils from Around the Globe for Sri Lanka War Crime Reports

Jul-01-2012: Did a Ghost Crawl Inside My Laptop?

Jun-24-2012: Sri Lanka Can't Deny This... Disturbing Video Proves Sri Lanka Army Committed War Crimes - Tim King Salem-News.com

Jun-21-2012: New War Crime Videos Surface from Sri Lanka Tamil Genocide

Jun-10-2012: UN Targets Reporter Who Criticized Sri Lanka War Crime Suspect

Jun-08-2012: Captive, Handcuffed and Dying... 'Brutal' and 'Shocking' Describe Newly Released Sri Lanka War Crime Images

May-07-2012: Sri Lankan Buddhist Mobs Call for Mosque Demolition

Apr-27-2012: Big Trouble for Sri Lanka: UN Has Cluster Bomb Evidence from Northern Province

Apr-12-2012: Carpetbaggers in Sri Lanka: Traitors Terrorize Northern Tamils

Apr-10-2012: Sri Lanka: Genocide and Poor Toilet Training

Mar-23-2012 UN Warns Sri Lanka Against Retaliating Toward Humanitarian Activists

Mar-22-2012: White Flags, White Vans and White Lies? A Closer Look at the Death of Colonel Ramesh

Mar-18-2012: Is Google Earth Hiding Sri Lanka's Ghosts?

Mar-15-2012: Channel-4 Documentary Proves Sri Lanka Committed War Crimes

Mar-11-2012: War Crime Court and its Conflicting Interests

Mar-08-2012: Sex Abuse and Murder in Sri Lanka- New Photos Emerge

Mar-02-2012: A Very Uncivil War - Ghastly Images- Gross Detail and Denial of Sri Lanka's Genocide

Feb-28-2012: Americans Praise Sri Lankan Politicians who Orchestrated Genocide

Feb-28-2012: Tweets from Tamil Eelam

Feb-24-2012: Two of Sri Lanka's Foulest War Crimes

Feb-19-2012: Will Another Documentary on Sri Lanka's Genocide Impact the Geneva Human Rights Session?

Feb-08-2012: The Questionable Effectiveness of Lighting Yourself on Fire

Feb-03-2012: Sri Lanka's Independence Day- a Black Day for Tamil Eelam

Jan-11-2012: While UN Claims Zero Tolerance, No Discipline of Sri Lankan Abusers in Haiti

Dec-28-2011: Why Was a Red Cross Manager on Vacation from Gaza Murdered in Sri Lanka?

Nov-24-2011: Fear, Genocide and Torture in Sri Lanka

Nov-21-2011: London Calling: Time for Sri Lanka's Release of Post-Conflict Report

Nov-11-2011: Ode to a Humble Hero of Sri Lanka: Dr Brian Senewiratne

Oct-15-2011: Genocide 101: World and Media Apathy

Oct-08-2011: Sri Lanka Joins Israel in Naval Attacks on Unarmed Fishermen

Oct-05-2011: War and its Aftermath... a Real Killer for Tourism

Oct-01-2011: Sri Lanka in the Crosshairs of Canadian Parliament

Sep-13-2011: Sri Lanka Recalls Diplomat Accused of War Crimes

Aug-31-2011: 'No Song and Dance' Over Sri Lanka War Crime Admissions

Jul-25-2011: Former Sri Lanka President's Children 'Reacted With Anguish' to Tamil Genocide Program

Jul-22-2011: M.I.A. - A Beautiful Reflection of the Besieged Tamils of Sri Lanka

Jul-17-2011: 44 Prisoners Join Hunger Strike at Vavuniya Prison in Sri Lanka

Jul-14-2011: The Bush Administration's Role in Sri Lanka's Tamil Genocide

Jul-13-2011: Fields Should be for Sports, not Genocide... Sri Lanka

Jun-29-2011: Sri Lanka Continues Genocide, Thumbing Nose at UN and World

Jun-20-2011: Sri Lanka's Violence Toward Tamil Minority Continues

Jun-18-2011: 'International Day in Support of Victims of Torture'Remember the Tamil Genocide

Jun-17-2011: European Tourists Waylaid in Sri Lanka, Resurgence of 'White Van' Crime

Jun-15-2011: Tamil Genocide Explored in Sri Lanka's Killing Fields

Jun-02-2011: UN Experts: Sri Lanka Tamil Genocide Video is Real

May-31-2011: New Song 'Depression' - Graphic Truth of Sri Lanka Tamil Genocide

May-31-2011: Sri Lanka Tamil Genocide: Killing the Messenger

May-03-2011: Confronting the Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka

Apr-27-2011: Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka Emerges Into Public View

Apr-22-2011: World Ignores Genocide of Sri Lanka's Tamil Population


Tim King: Salem-News.com Editor and WriterTim King has more than twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. Tim is Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. His background includes covering the war in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine who follows stories of Marines and Marine Veterans; he's covered British Royal Marines and in Iraq, Tim embedded with the same unit he served with in the 1980's.

Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing from traditional mainstream news agencies like The Associated Press and Electronic Media Association; he also holds awards from the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs; and was presented with a 'Good Neighbor Award' for his reporting, by the The Red Cross.

Tim's years as a Human Rights reporter have taken on many dimensions; he has rallied for a long list of cultures and populations and continues to every day, with a strong and direct concentration on the 2009 Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians in Sri Lanka. As a result of his long list of reports exposing war crimes against Tamil people, Tim was invited to be the keynote speaker at the FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) Conference in Baltimore, in July 2012. This is the largest annual gathering of North American Tamils; Tim addressed more than 3000 people and was presented with a traditional Sri Lanka ‘blessed garland’ and a shawl as per the tradition and custom of Tamil Nadu

In a personal capacity, Tim has written 2,026 articles as of March 2012 for Salem-News.com since the new format designed. Serving readers with news from all over the globe, Tim's life is literally encircled by the endless news flow published by Salem-News.com, where more than 100 writers contribute stories from 23+ countries and regions.

Tim specializes in writing about political and military developments worldwide; and maintains that the label 'terrorist' is ill placed in many cases; specifically with the LTTE Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, where it was used as an excuse to slaughter people by the tense of thousands; and in Gaza, where a trapped population lives at the mercy of Israel's destructive military war crime grinder. At the center of all of this, Tim pays extremely close attention to the safety and welfare of journalists worldwide. You can write to Tim at this address: tim@salem-news.com. Visit Tim's Facebook page (facebook.com/TimKing.Reporter)




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MARC MIANO June 29, 2013 4:55 pm (Pacific time)

MAY GOD FORGIVE US ALL


Neil October 18, 2012 2:44 pm (Pacific time)

Thank you Editor for being ignorant and idiot writer and can't distinguish between relious view and politics. Thanx for your hypocryt and naive words.


Sachin August 17, 2012 12:54 pm (Pacific time)

Dear Editor, I am from India.Requesting you to open up u r eyes, the bangladeshi's ellegally living in india 1 example a lady age 28 is grand mother ona man is having almost 10-12 childrens they have sense to breed but bo sense to feed hte next generation the only way left is to increase population and loot the other established society, age old tradition.


dr raj August 10, 2012 7:35 am (Pacific time)

You a stupid editor.

Editor: That's not what my teachers said.


Jowena August 8, 2012 5:51 am (Pacific time)

How a Liar!. They write the news without evidence. Look what happen in Myanmar. The truth is opposite with Salem-news. http://bdcburma.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/victims-of-rohingya-terroists-photo-news/


hossein August 5, 2012 10:13 am (Pacific time)

The outcome of American double standard policy!! If US were worried about human rights, as it has always been claiming, well here it is for them to throw their weight around. I wonder why US is only concerned with the Middle East. Hallucinations!!!!??? NO. It is not about human rights. The US is manipulating the whole world, the whole humanity.... Shame on you.


July 28, 2012 6:02 pm (Pacific time)

I dont know who today's "editor" is, but liking you much, and if I had the money I would buy you a kevlar vest. You are brave, and the point here is, if people such as yourself keep speaking out, it gives others the courage to speak out when they may not have....My thanks to you.

Editor: Hi, Tim King here, I am the editor unless otherwise noted, when the initial's 'DJ' are used then it is my fellow Editor Daniel Johnson.  I have a Kevlar vest, haven't had to test it out so far, thanks for your kind words, I feel this story is sadly agree that this article and the message within is quite necessary.  


Sahira July 25, 2012 2:46 am (Pacific time)

well only this i want to say all this is not one sided, muslims are equally reponsible for all this, you will rape and murder and expect mercy ?????


Jeremy L Thompson July 24, 2012 1:41 pm (Pacific time)

I am from U.S and was there in June. I was saw was quite different from what Muslim are posting in media. I saw Buddhist temple are being destroyed. Rohingya, a illegal immigrant, set fire to their own house and ran away not only to manipulate the news but also to destroy buddhist home near them. I was actually surprised by how Rohingya manipulate the news on media. I witnessed some rohingya armed with weapons, long knives and wood-made bat marching buddhist villages. It was very sad to see some pregnant women are stabbed with knives by rohingya and pulled out fetus to kill it.

Editor: Manipulate the news?  Show me a downtrodden ethnic group that is a minority in any country that can control the news, no way.  Where are the story links?  How were Buddhists able to pull ten Muslim men off a bus in public and murder them if things were as you describe?  I believe all people in all groups make mistakes, but you sound like a propaganda machine hard at work.  


Pyi Chit Myo Chit July 24, 2012 12:15 am (Pacific time)

There is no Genocide in Myanmar. It is the Muslim Media creating false stories. Some Buddhist turn Killers because their lives and property were threatened by some Rohingya mobs as witnessed by the world media. Consequently, the Myanmar army and police had to chase the rioting Rohingya driving them to Bangladesh creating displacement to families and children. Rohingya started it. They should learn to live in harmony with the host. Other Muslims are OK living happily in Myanmar.

Editor: Oh yeah you're counting on US media to take care of your bloody image but they can't because we're here to set the record straight.  This is a terrible situation and you sound like one of the Sri Lanka Genocide defending Buddhists.  If you kill you aren't Buddhist, end of story.


Anonymous July 23, 2012 8:17 pm (Pacific time)

Biased article written without analysing the facts!
Read the Quran first then you may find the reasons for all these bcoz violence is propagated there.

Editor: The words of the Holy Qur'an and the criminal actions on the ground in Burma are unrelated.  


Anonymous July 23, 2012 8:12 pm (Pacific time)

Buddhists are not encouraged by hatred towards non- buddhists like Quran does. Muslims should understand that BUrma, Thailand, Sri Lanka are not Middle east. In Middle East do they allow any relogion other than Islam. But They expect Buddhists to be like puppets till they rape the buddhist girls. All these articles are biased. They never talked about the harassments Buddhists undergo in their own countries. Both Quran and Bilble encourage killing and they dont encourage people to avoid hatred.

Editor: Buddhists are the majority populations in these countries, what do you mean?  


Ronald von Pirch July 22, 2012 11:54 pm (Pacific time)

Editor : Maybe you got me wrong. I just wanted to explain the other side of hate worldwide in the name of any religion whatsoever. I am agaist any violende done to others. And I am not a friend of the State of Israel and their Zionist Regime. That is why I am reading Salem News for more than 4 years now. The wealth of Holocaust Survivers is often based on fake documents, you may have heard about that. Do you know the amount of money the German Government is giving year by year? Do you know the amount of (taxpayers) money the German Government is paying every year only to the Jewisch Community in Germany? Israel for me is a fascist state and (sorry to say) they (the Zionists)are ruling America a bit somehow. I dont think the majority in America want to go into another war. And let me explain that I dont think that any crazy dictator is crazy enough to attack Israel or the USA. And let me add, that the good articles in Salem News would be never ever published in the (zionist controlled) German media. And you may have heard about the submarines from Germany. Well, once upon a time there was a Ministerpraesident (Governor of a State) who dont want to sign the submarine deal. He was found dead in a Hotel in Geneva Switzerland. They called it a suizide. This man was religious. He would never have done this. There was no letter to his family found.In his book Geheimakte Mossad, former Mossad agent Victor Ostrovsky nourishes suspicions that Barschel was killed by an Israeli killer commando, claiming Barschel had too much inside knowledge about an Israeli-Iranian arms deal. In the 1994 book, The Other Side of Deception: A Rogue Agent Exposes the Mossad’s Secret Agenda, Ostrovsky claimed that a team of Israeli assassins had murdered Barschel.
And yes, there was another Minister who printed flyers and critized Ariel Sharon and that Palaestina should be a state. He lost his immunity and police came with a warrant to search his house for suspicion of tax fraud. This man committed suicide (he was a parachuter) and if he would have not,they would have made a suicide. These are just two examples, there are more of them in Germany. So in case the millions of Muslims in Germany will copy of what is going on already in Scandinavia, I am wondering what the German Government will do then. It is a trap. These Muslims in Germany are Germans (citizenship)and they can vote and they have the right to establish a party and are able to sit in the parliament and changing the law. The Jews are outnumbered and they will leave. But this time it is not the White Arian Race kicking them out of Europe. What a crazy world.

Editor: Thanks for explaining, it is indeed a crazy world!


Muthamizh July 22, 2012 8:24 am (Pacific time)

We analyze a year before itself it's going to happened in burma...War, Genocide for Oil and Gas...Everything is Preplanned...


Abdullah July 22, 2012 7:38 am (Pacific time)

The problem, of course, is not the buddhists, but the marxist goverment.

Editor: Does it force the Buddhists to commit violence?  In Sri Lanka there is no such type of government.  


Ravi Kannan A. July 22, 2012 7:08 am (Pacific time)

Editor (ur reply for Ronald),In Muslims ruled country minorities are almost facing daily murders, can we call Islam is Religion of war criminals;Israels are also owners of that land as Palestinians; Muslims should learn how live with each other rather than just following barbaric teachings.

Is the concept of staying alive and retaining your hard earned belongings a barbaric teaching?  What you are saying, is that the Palestinians should hold their heads low and let the Israelis do what they want.  I think that is a bad suggestion.  Besides, the Torah is a scary creepy book about Jewish supremacy and I don't buy it for one second.  You don't have some divine right to hurt people, and steal.  The Shoa lasted from '33 to '45; the Nakba has spanned from 1948 to 2012.  Think about it.


Ronald von Pirch July 21, 2012 10:19 pm (Pacific time)

I would like to add that in Thailands southwest at the border to Malaysia are several provinces where the buddhist population is total outnumbered. Bomb terror and murder daily business since years against the buddhists citizens. It is a war and the army lost a lot of soldiers too trying to gain control. In islamic states in Asia some of the Mullahs publishing news and printing brochures clearly saying, how they will bring the Islam to all asian countries. It is a long therm plan and they are not shy in showing by picture which coast areas they are planning to have under their control in which period. Mainly with the method of overpopulation which is the target of Muslims in european countries too. The parole in Europe is : We will take your country someday, and not a single shot will be fired. They say that in public. And they say in public : Kill all Jews - They attack them in public. That is the reason why (special in Scandinavia) the jewish citizens are leaving. There is no longer a Jewish Community in Norway already. You are lucky in USA. Countries in Europe have a lower population. It will take a much longer time at your side.

Editor: Well the US Jews are able to maintain control of everything so you don't have to worry about them, and if anyone claims 'kill' toward any group they are obviously morally flawed and the enemy of humanitarians.  Here the problems are toward Muslims; they simply try to survive and are faced with startling amounts of bigotry.  I will just say that the most dangerous people on the planet are the warmongering Israeli Zionists; they are war criminals and land thieves and extreme consistent violators of international law and decency with an apartheid government that denies everyone except Jews the most basic rights.  Even then, there are terrible problems for Jewish immigrants to Israel who are dark skinned.  Then there is the fact that so many Holocaust survivors live in poverty while the Israeli government spends millions trying to start a war with a Iran, a country that has not attacked any military targets in a very long time, Israel has hundreds of illegal nuclear warheads yet dares to want to start a war because Iran might have nuclear capability?  What a load of crap.  Israel is terrible and I hope all people boycott Israeli goods and force them to act like human beings and respect human rights. Thanks for your comment Ronald.  


Josh Akers July 21, 2012 6:34 pm (Pacific time)

I have a very large Buddhist community on Facebook and I'm posting this article there and I will see what they say about it. NOT A BUDDHIST THING TO DO- MURDER.

Editor: Excellent Josh, please let me know what type of feedback you get, thanks.


Anonymous July 21, 2012 2:54 pm (Pacific time)

Great article.

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