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Old 09-19-2017, 01:59 AM
 
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The majority of the refugees go to Bangladesh, India has half the refugees. Saudi Arabia actually has taken about 20K refugees so far.
Seems to be very mixed reports about who is doing what...or not doing, and why.

Time for Saudi Arabia to shelter the Rohingyas- The New Indian Express

Saudi ambassador to Turkey: KSA has stood by Rohingyas for 70 years | Arab News

Opinion | How Islamic Nations Are Paying Lip Service To The Cause Of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims - News18

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-m...-idUSKBN1450Y7

https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wor...s-on-rohingya/

This is about an older situation, but relevant overall, I believe:

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...-saudi-prisons
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:02 AM
 
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The majority of the refugees go to Bangladesh, India has half the refugees. Saudi Arabia actually has taken about 20K refugees so far.
Bangladesh, being such a poor country, certainly needs massive help from the world - and some of the wealthy Arab League nations.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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There are ethnic and religious factors in the conflict.

The Burmese have a number of ethnic groups that are on the fringes of national life. The central government, and especially the military is concerned that these stay firmly under its control and not drift into secession or rebellion, or just plain beyond the effective control of the central government. The Rohingyas are one of these.

In the case of the Rohingyas, they are Muslim. In the Muslim religion atheists are the lowest rung of the ladder, and Buddhists have been classified as idolaters and atheists by Islam. This has made Buddhists a special target among the major religions in any spread of Muslim believers. And this has been a longstanding Burmese Buddhist concern in regard to the Muslim population in their northwest.

The Rohingyas have in turn resented the Burmese, and most recently some have turned to terrorist tactics in retaliation. And then there is the rise of Sunni Islamic fundamentalism in Mideast with its terrorists around the world, which has so upset the West. It is not any the less fear-inducing to Buddhists, and some in the northwest have thrown aside their religious beliefs and engaged in their own violence against the Muslim Rohingya. Americans are loathe to have large concentrations of Muslims in their country, whereas the Burmese already have a million in their northwest, some established for centuries and others far more recent. Thus, given the upsurge of Muslim fundamentalism it is not difficult to persuade some Burmese that the tip of the dagger has already slipped into their nation and worse is to come.

As to India stepping up to help the Rohingya refugees, I should think one would more logically looked to those hugely wealthy Muslim nations of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States rather than Hindu majority India. Though those nations don't seem to have a great record for doing such.
India doesnt care if its Hindu or Muslim. Ask any Afghanis or Bangladeshis .

However just humanitarian help to Bangladesh is not just sufficient. Help the refugees first, then let us see where they go.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:33 AM
 
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India doesnt care if its Hindu or Muslim. Ask any Afghanis or Bangladeshis .

However just humanitarian help to Bangladesh is not just sufficient. Help the refugees first, then let us see where they go.
Perhaps I was not clear, Bangladesh is a poor country and the inrush of Rohingya refugees is a huge burden, it is very important in my estimation that the massive aid I spoke of goes to help relieve the Bangladesh government of as much of the burden as possible.
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:31 AM
 
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It is very hilarious to see ignorant comment about religion in this Rohingya conflict.
Myanmar has done lot of name changing. This Rakhine state where Rohingyas are fleeing from used to be called Arakan and all these Rohingyas were called Arakanese Indians by local Burmese. In those days, there was no Bangladesh either. During British Rule of Burma, lot of people from that part of India (Cox's Bazar), now in Bangladesh, settled in Arakan.

It is not any religious issue-it is more of ethnic conflict. Local Burmese do not consider them Burmese and are pushing them out. Sri Lankan did the same with Tamils whether that Tamil is Hindu or christian, they were kicked out.
The demographic of Cox's Bazar and Chittagaon , during British Rule of India, also had many Hindus who settled in Arakan and now called Rohingyas. Burma Army is making no distinction on religion basis. All Rohingyas (Muslim and small number of Hindu Rohingyas) are being removed as a part of ethnic cleansing.
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:52 PM
 
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if they are going after hindus too, then its a racial thing.

Definitely, the 969 movement with the military. Sri lanka has a similar neo-fascist buddhist movement.

Its too bad the subcontinent cannot reunify under a secular democractic government with a uniform civil code and english as one of the official languages.
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:13 PM
 
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Any one knows more about this?? Looks like the Buddhists also arent a religion of peace after all after their ethnic cleansing in Sri Lanka and now Myanmar.

Hopefully India steps up and helps those refugees.
Remember, only Israel is capable of atrocities against Muslims. </sarcasm> Seriously, where are the university protests? The efforts to boycott, sanction and disinvest from Myanmar?
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:50 PM
 
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Default Double standard?

College campuses are rife with organizations such as National Students for Justice in Palestine, author of the movement for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions. The mass media, with alarming regularity publishes serious criticisms of Israel. The European Union, the successor to countries where six million Jews went up smokestacks has a partial boycott of Israel. All of it stems, allegedly, from the "Occupied Territories." When pressed these people will concede that they consider pre-1967 War Israel to be "occupied" as well. What exactly is Israel's crime; retaliating for deadly knifings, car rammings and other suicide attacks.

Travel 3/4 of the way east on the Asia continent to Myanmar, formerly Burma. The Rohingyas (link) are the subject of repeated massacres and rapes at the hand of the Buddhist population. Has anyone heard of this? UN Watch (link) has but nothing mainstream. Where are the campus demonstrations against Myanmar's atrocities? The Rohingyas are ever bit as Muslim as the Palestinians, perhaps more so.

Could the selective outrage in the West be anti-Judaism in new bottles? I think so.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:57 PM
 
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College campuses are rife with organizations such as National Students for Justice in Palestine, author of the movement for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions. The mass media, with alarming regularity publishes serious criticisms of Israel. The European Union, the successor to countries where six million Jews went up smokestacks has a partial boycott of Israel. All of it stems, allegedly, from the "Occupied Territories." When pressed these people will concede that they consider pre-1967 War Israel to be "occupied" as well. What exactly is Israel's crime; retaliating for deadly knifings, car rammings and other suicide attacks.

Travel 3/4 of the way east on the Asia continent to Myanmar, formerly Burma. The Rohingyas (link) are the subject of repeated massacres and rapes at the hand of the Buddhist population. Has anyone heard of this? UN Watch (link) has but nothing mainstream. Where are the campus demonstrations against Myanmar's atrocities? The Rohingyas are ever bit as Muslim as the Palestinians, perhaps more so.

Could the selective outrage in the West be anti-Judaism in new bottles? I think so.
they are too up in arms over jerusalem to worry about the rohingyas. Bunch of hypocrites. These people need to take a science class.

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