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‘Peaceful’ Rohingas do a bit of slaughtering too

(Friday blog)

I suppose that the main purpose in writing a blog like this is to bring my small but exclusive band of readers stories, facts and figures that the politically-correct mainstream media wouldn’t touch with a well-sterilised bargepole.

So, here’s one that you definitely won’t see on the BBC or C4 News. And this isn’t fake news, it’s a report by none other than lefty libtard Amnesty International.

Maybe the Rohingas aren’t quite as peaceful and lovely as our mainstream media likes to claim?

YANGON: Rohingya militants massacred Hindu villagers during last year’s uprising in Myanmar’s RakhineAmnesty International said today in a report that sheds fresh light on the complex ethnic rivalries in the state.

The killings took place on August 25, 2017, the report said, the same day that the Rohingya insurgents staged coordinated deadly raids on police posts that tipped the state into crisis.

Myanmar’s military responded to the insurgent raids with harsh reprisals that forced some 7,00,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the mainly Buddhist country where they have faced persecution for years.

The UN says the army crackdown amounted to “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya, with soldiers and vigilante mobs accused of killing civilians and burning down villages.

But the Rohingya militants have also been accused of abuses. Those include the mass killing of Hindus in the far north of Rakhine, where the military took reporters — including AFP — to witness the exhumation of putrid bodies from a grave in September.

The militants, known as the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), denied responsibility at the time.

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But Amnesty International said today that a new investigation had confirmed the group killed 53 Hindus “execution-style” — mostly children — in the Kha Maung Seik village cluster in northern Maungdaw.

“Our latest investigation on the ground sheds much-needed light on the largely under-reported human rights abuses by ARSA during northern Rakhine state’s unspeakably dark recent history,” said Tirana Hassan, crisis response director at Amnesty International.

“Accountability for these atrocities is every bit as crucial as it is for the crimes against humanity carried out by Myanmar’s security forces in northern Rakhine state,” she added.

Citing interviews with eight survivors, the rights group said dozens were rounded up, blindfolded and marched out of town by masked men and Rohingya villagers in plain clothes.

“They slaughtered the men. We were told not to look at them… They had knives. They also had some spades and iron rods,” 18-year-old Raj Kumari told Amnesty.

He said he hid in the bush and watched as his father, brother and uncle were killed.

The report said that in a separate village nearby called Ye Bauk Kyar, 46 Hindu men, women and children disappeared on the same day. It cited information from local Hindus who believe they were killed by ARSA.

While Rakhine was home mainly to Buddhists and Muslims before the crisis, it also boasts a small but longstanding Hindu minority — many of whom were brought in by British colonisers looking for cheap labour — as well as several other smaller ethnic groups.

Myanmar has faced a flood of international condemnation for the its persecution of the Rohingya, who are stateless and have been targeted by bouts of communal violence.

The government denies any widespread abuses and has accused rights groups of a pro-Rohingya bias, while highlighting the suffering of other ethnic groups swept up in the violence. 

3 comments to ‘Peaceful’ Rohingas do a bit of slaughtering too

  • NoMore

    Muslims can only be victims remember

  • William Boreham

    Watching the PBS documentary about the Vietnam War recently, a US colonel said, the veneer of civilisation is barely skin deep and soon stripped away given the right circumstances. He was referring to his good old supposedly educated, westernised and civilised American youngsters, who became capable of committing terrible atrocities within a few months of becoming a combatant. Of course, his own government hardly set an example, dropping twice the WW2 bombload and a million gallons of poisonous herbicide on that small peasant nation. And all for what in the end, they visit that country as tourists these days.

  • Stillreading

    For some months I’ve been mystified as to why Aung San Suu Kyi, who for decades has been renowned for her essentially pacific views, is now – according to the media and members worldwide of a certain religion – responsible for violence against the Rohingas who are – also according to the aforesaid sectors – delightful, peace-loving, victims of unjustified violence. Once again, thank you for an insight into events. Of course members of the Religion of Peace are victims of unjustified aggression – always have been, always will be. (I trust the dozen or so who read this response are able to recognise irony when they see it!)

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