Justification for Injustice
April 28, 2015

A Buddhist monk has made some outrageous claims in order to justify the ongoing ethnic cleansing and genocide of the Rohingya. 

"... claiming themselves as Rohingars, they are trying to demand a separate home land. They also burned their houses by themselves as if it was done by Burmese Buddhists."- Sitagu Monk Nyanneisaya, 21 Aug 2

See his entire statement here: http://www.thesitagu.org/index.php/news-info/announcement/444-2014-08-22-04-15-23

However, in a press release The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Visit to Burma, the Statement of Commissioners M. Zuhdi Jasser and Eric P. Schwartz upon completing a five-day visit to Burma indicate that these claims are far from true. "No impartial observers question reports of systematic, large-scale & egregious abuses of human rights of this (Rohingya) community." 

See the entire report here: http://www.uscirf.gov/news-room/press-releases/statement-uscirf-visit-burma

 

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