The Rohingya in Myanmar: How Years of Strife Grew Into a Crisis

Source: The New York Times

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A military crackdown against the Rohingya ethnic group has driven hundreds of thousands of men, women and children from their homes in Myanmar.

The Rohingya have faced violence and discrimination in the majority-Buddhist country for decades, but they are now fleeing in unprecedented numbers from violence that the United Nations human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, has called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”

Here’s how an old and bitter dispute has managed to become even more charged.

Who are the Rohingya?

The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic group that practices a form of Sunni Islam and have lived in Rakhine, one of Myanmar’s poorest states, for generations. Before the latest exodus, an estimated one million Rohingya lived there, but even then they were a minority in the state. The group has its own language and cultural practices.

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  1. WHY DOES ALLAH NOT PROTECT INNOCENT PEOPLE OF MUSLIMS FROM DISASTER OF CONFLICT IN SYRIA N ROHINGYAS?
    ALLAH SAY:
    Those who have been driven out from their homes unjustly only because they said, ‘Our Lord is Allah’ — And if Allah did not repel some men by means of others, there would surely have been pulled down cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques, wherein the name of Allah is oft commemorated. And Allah will surely help one who helps Him. Allah is indeed Powerful, Mighty QS 22:40.

    Most Muslims do not help religion of Allah rightly actually they help their Imams or their masters. They fall into sinful Syrik,

    Does Governement Saudi Arabia, Gulf States,Taliban, Al Qaida, treat all people fairly ? The answer is NO. All government above discriminate against minorities group such as; Muslim Shia, Christian, Jews, women and other minorities.The government of Saudi Arabia has routinely punished people for holding peaceful public gatherings of any religion other than its strict brand of Islam and criminalizes all forms of public dissent.
    May Allah those Islamic leaders who go astray and bring disaster on thier followers
    Amiin
    All love
    Read more here:
    http://ilovemodrenislam.blogspot.com/2016/04/what-is-wrong-with-extremist-muslim.html?m=0

  2. SECOND REASON WHY GOD DOES NOT PROTECT THE INNOCENT PEOPLE?
    Because they ( Innocent people) choose a extremist leader, and then Extremist leaders deceive then and then bring disaster on them.

    God has warned Muslim:
    Extremist leader ( Jews, Christian, Islam Hindu) deceieve his followers abd then bring disaster on them.

    Both sides Islam and Hindu made a big mistake, both sides choose their leaders are extremist Hindu and Islam.
    Both leaders can live in peace, harmony, conversely they fight each other. It is wgat we see in Rohingyas and Syria.

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