Speaking in an interview with FNA in Istanbul, Turkey, Leader of Muslims in Myanmar’s Western province of Rakhine (or Arakan) Mohammad Yunus said Buddhists are killing Muslims by the weapons of security forces.
“The oppression of Myanmar Muslims is clearly and firmly supported by Myanmar’s government,” Dr. Yunus underscored.
He stated that the latest round of massacre began on June 3.
He blamed the silence of the Muslim states and the westerns countries who claim to be advocates of human rights on the continued massacre of the Muslims in the Southeast Asian country.
Yunus stated that 500,000 Muslims have so far taken refuge in Bangladesh.
The government of Myanmar refuses to recognize Rohingyas, who it claims are not natives and classifies as illegal migrants, although the Rohingya are said to be Muslim descendants of Persian, Turkish, Bengali, and Pathan origin, who migrated to Burma as early as the 8th century.
Even Myanmar’s so-called democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has kept quiet on the atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslims.
Zionist Servant Myanmar’s President Thein Sein said Rohingya Muslims must be expelled from the country and sent to refugee camps run by the United Nations.
The UN says decades of discrimination have left the Rohingyas stateless, with Myanmar implementing restrictions on their movement and withholding land rights, education and public services.
Since June, hundreds of members of the nearly-one-million-strong Rohingya Muslim minority have been killed and tens of thousands of others among them have been displaced in the west of the country due to a wave of communal violence.
Over the past two years, waves of ethnic Muslims have attempted to flee by boats in the face of systematic oppression by the Myanmar government.