Rohingya Muslims in Burma face protests against them on the first day of the Muslims feast ‘’Eid Al-Fitr’’, those protests were organized and led by Magen Buddhists from Rakhine state.
The minority of Rohingya Muslims who live in Burma witnessed protests against the United Nations efforts to provide aid and assistance for them. The protestors accused the United Nations of being biased to the Rohingya Muslims.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has released its estimated figures for the refugees and displaced Muslims from the violations happening in Burma to be 80 thousand Muslims – so far.
Moreover, only ten days ago the government of Burma agreed to allow the Islamic relief organizations to enter Burma to provide the necessary aid for the displaced Rohingya Muslims.
The violations from the Magen Buddhists against the Rohingya Muslims were always supported by the ruling Buddhist government. The violations during the last few months included killing, torturing, displacement, burning, even extermination of whole villages inhabited by Muslims, under the silence of the global community.
As the Muslims in Burma were waiting for the world to take a serious action and to stop the massacres which they are exposed to, they were surprised by the decision taken by the United States President Barack Obama just a few days before the holy month of Ramadan to ease economic sanctions against Burma, claiming that Burma as a country had made a good progress in the field of democracy. This meant that the most powerful country in the world – as the US always likes to be named- has thrown away and ignored all the groans of thousands of Muslims in Burma in light of the ruling government’s campaign of genocide which those Muslims are exposed to, which aims to expel them from the country to keep Burma mostly Buddhist.
Finally and after a long journey of international calls which were trying to push the ruling Buddhist government in Burma to take any action to try to stop this unacceptable campaign of Muslims killing or even to start a serious investigation; the Burmese government formed a commission of twenty seven persons which includes political party leaders, former political prisoners, opposition leaders, Muslim and Buddhists religious leaders and others to recommend short and long-term solutions to the escalating situation in Rakhine State.
The new commission group is responsible for finding the real reasons and circumstances behind the Rakhine state unrest and thinking of short and long term strategies to overcome the so called tensions between the Muslim minority and the Buddhist majority.