Burma failure: "Aung San Suu Kyi is, at worst, a participant in the genocide" —Imam Malik Mujahid, Faith Coalition to End Genocide in Burma (stopgenocide.org)
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Imam Malik Mujahid, Faith Coalition to End Genocide in Burma (stopgenocide.org) (TheFaithCoalition.org); anent: Rohingya genocide in Burma and the fearful silence of almost the entire world. Why are the Burmese doing this? In 2012, President Obama and Secretary Clinton visited there to much favorable fanfare; then Obama lifted all the sanctions on the [rapacious] junta. Forty-six human rights organizations asked him not to, but he did. As an outcome, what is happening currently is one of the most documented genocides of modern times.
There are significant repercussions both inside and around Burma: now the Burmese military is going after the Christian Kachins; and, since nothing negative has happened in response, the military will continue its genocides. China also sees no action, so has put 3 million Uyghurs in concentration camps; and for the same reason India has severely maltreated Bangladeshis. The Burmese army committed mass rape, which it denies. Aung San Suu Kyi is at best a willing prisoner; at worst, a participant in the genocide. She constantly refuses to let the UN investigate.
Would new sanctions reverse the crimes? Because 70% of the Burmese economy is spent on the military and full economic sanctions worked in the past, they’ll work now. President Trump can reverse the Obama orders, which lifted the original sanctions and so created conditions favorable to the genocide. The upshot of present US policy is that we’re still supporting a country that’s committing a genocide! We need to rescind Obama’s orders. [See: StopGenocide.org] American Buddhists might do well to become involved and take steps to prevent having their good name besmirched by Burma. In Congress and the Senate, both Foreign Relations Committees have passed resolutions but McConnell* refuses to let them come on to the floor.
Uyghurs: Are Chinese authorities using the Burmese crimes as a rationale for crimes in Eastern Turkestan? Apparently yes; they think they can get away with murder. Is the North Korean military assisting in the Burmese persecution? Oh yes, highly likely – and, unfortunately, the Indians also endorse genocide, as they have gravely persecuted Christian tribes in their Northeast.
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- Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Kentucky, a seat he was first elected to in 1984. A member of the Republican Party, he has additionally served as the Senate Majority Leader since January 3, 2015.