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India blames Pakistan for Rohingya issue by Sultan M Hali

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India has joined the fray for two reasons; firstly, the current ruling junta of India, which is guided by hate and bigotry of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and led by the “Butcher of Gujarat”, Narendra Modi, is a sworn enemy of the Muslims; secondly, in the garb of the repression against the Rohingyas, Modi finds it expedient to blame Pakistan for its alleged support to the downtrodden Muslims of Myanmar. Readers may recall that Israel is committing unprecedented atrocities against the Palestinians in Gaza but instead of condemning the genocide of Muslims, India embraces Israel as its mentor and seeks new methods of inflicting violence on the Muslims of IOK.

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Rohingya ethnic cleansing: A painful reminder of the Palestinian tragedy by Mustapha Karkouti

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“What’s happening in Myanmar is in many ways a painful reminder of what’s been unfolding in Palestine over seven decades. Huge mass evacuation and displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and expropriation of their land since the creation of Israel in 1948. Both peoples, Rohingya and Palestinians, have been repeatedly persecuted, displaced and denied citizenship… Suu Kyi is certainly neglecting her moral responsibility as a former human rights leader, to say the least. If she gets away with it, as many believe she will, her inaction would only encourage states such as Israel, and its most extreme government to escalate persecution against the Palestinians.”

Continue reading at http://gulfnews.com/opinion/thinkers/rohingya-ethnic-cleansing-a-painful-reminder-of-the-palestinian-tragedy-1.2092738

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The Rohingya: Southeast Asia’s Palestinians by Nada Elia

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This is despite the fact that the UN’s own definition of genocide would incriminate Israel. Additionally, Israel has maintained its Jewish supremacy against the “demographic threat” posed by the Palestinian people through a violent military occupation, punctuated by episodes of all-out wars against the Gaza Strip. It describes these episodes as “mowing the lawn”, a sanitised expression that erases the indiscriminate violence against the two million mostly-civilian refugees trapped in one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Myanmar stripped the Rohingya of their citizenship in 1982, and has since engaged in episodic attacks against this community, repeatedly forcing them to flee into neighboring countries, with harrowing stories of murder, rape and torched villages. Myanmar’s official position is that the Rohingya are originally from Bangladesh, and it refers to them as “Bengalis,” just as Israel would have the Palestinians be “southern Syrians,” (as Golda Meir put it) or “Jordanian,” and refers to them as “Arab,” rather than Palestinian.

Continue reading at https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/comment/2017/9/12/the-rohingya-southeast-asias-palestinians

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Rohingya — the Palestinians of Asia by Ramzy Baroud

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It is no surprise that Palestinians find numerous similarities between South Africa’s apartheid regime and Israel’s unmistakable apartheid practices. But the Myanmarese-Israeli connection is rarely discussed. In Tablet magazine, Joe Freeman, wrote the article: ‘In Israel’s earliest days, the place its leaders felt compelled to visit was Burma.’

High-profile Israeli visitors, who began making their pilgrimage to Myanmar decades ago, included Shimon Peres, Moshe Dayan, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, David Ben-Gurion and Golda Meir. At the time, the Myanmarese government was convinced that “Israel was the quintessential example of the egalitarian social and economic order that he wished to establish”.

The truth, however, lies in how both countries treated, and continue to treat, their minorities. Following the ethnic cleansing of the original inhabitants of Palestine, Israel immediately went on to fashion an alternative and particularly biased narrative about how it was established, and to deny Palestinians any historical link to their homeland. The Myanmarese did just that too…

The opening up of Myanmarese politics in recent years spelled the doom for the Rohingya, because the burgeoning ‘freedom of speech’ within the region empowered Buddhist nationalist factions that promoted genocide against the defenceless Rohingya. This incitement resulted in the killing of hundreds, the burning of entire villages and the ‘ethnic cleansing’ of the Rohingya Muslims in jungles and refugee camps. Hundreds perished at sea as they tried to seek salvation in countries that had no sympathy for poor, stateless people.

Continue reading at http://gulfnews.com/opinion/thinkers/rohingya-the-palestinians-of-asia-1.1630015

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Yale Hypocrites and the Crime of Genocide (Richard Edmondson, 2015)

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But let’s get back to the Al Jazeera report. If the information presented is accurate, Myanmar most likely is guilty of genocide. But suppose, just suppose, the same reporter had gone to the same academics at the same universities and, rather than querying them on Myanmar, had instead solicited their views on Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians and whether or not that constitutes genocide. What do you suppose their responses would have been? Or would there have been any response at all?

… “Genocide is self defense.” The words, of course, have a distinctly Orwellian ring to them. But this is what it has come down to. This is now the only acceptable position one may take in US academic discourse on the Palestine-Israel conflict, the only one that won’t jeopardize your career.

Continue reading at http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/91874-151109-zoabi-at-kristallnacht-event-in-holland-accuses-israel-of-ethnic-cleansing

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Stop the genocide of Palestinians and Rohingyas by MERHROM

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To Michelle Gyles-McDonnough, UN Resident Coordinator for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei

The Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation Malaysia (MERHROM) would like to draw your attention in regards to the recent attack on both Palestinians and Rohingyas by Israel and Myanmar during the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.

We strongly condemn such attack as many innocent people have died especially children and women. We could not accept such act as it contradicts the International Laws and International Conventions.

Both Palestinians and Rohingyas faced continuous Genocide since the 1940s. We experienced the same critical moment where we face continuous attack from both regimes. Unfortunately the United Nations did not take any appropriate measures to stop the longstanding genocide that caused death to thousands of Palestinians and Rohingyas.

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