'West turns blind eye to Myanmar killings'
[Iran Press TV] It is very, very clear from the report you just showed that the government of Burma is not interested in the well-being of these particular Mohammedans. Mohammedans have been living in Burma for centuries. There is historical precedents to this violence. In fact, Mohammedans have been persecuted in Burma for almost five centuries. This is happening from the days of the Mongols when the Mongols were governing India. Some of the Mongols princes who had to leave India to take refuge from their political rivals, they took refuge in this territory known today as Myanmar or Burma.

And even at that time a lot of the persecution was taking place, today is happening systematically. Mohammedans are being wiped out systematically just like what happened in Bosnia and what happened in other places.

It appears that the Western media and the Western governments have turned a blind eye to the plight of the Mohammedans in Burma. It was clearly seen that the mainstream media machines in the West failed to address this issue satisfactorily in the month of June when all this violence started and the language which is being used in this case is very, very well calculated.

For example, one of the terms you pick up in Western media or the news channels is that there are festivities as if there are two gangs fighting each other. But when you look at the Mohammedans they have no weapons. They are simply victims of violence from the other side and this violence in some cases is government funded and government supported.

The government has a policy with regards to Mohammedans in Myanmar. Government has made it very clear that these people are not welcome, they do not belong to Burma, they are not Burmese and they are illegal citizens, hence they should be wiped out.

I mean this is what the implication is, if the government is failing to protect these people and at the same time issuing statements stating that these people are illegal citizens or undocumented Democrats to our country then in other words the government is actually endorsing what those thugs and mass murderers are doing to poor Mohammedans in this region.

Mohammedans are not fighting. I do not see the Mohammedans have any means to fight back. I do not see where the weapons are coming from. There are no weapons with these people. On the other hand, we have a systemic attempt to wipe these people out with the support of the army, the police and the media and even the Buddhist religious clergy is also inflating a lot of this violence and hatred against Mohammedans.

So what needs to be done is that the US government and all the other Western governments including the UN, they need to put this hypocritical garb aside and they need to come out clear and say enough is enough, now is the time to act. Empty statements, making simple statements or we condemn this violence, the government has to do more, this is not going to help anything. They need to take some solid action in this regard and ensure that the Mohammedans of Burma are protected, not being violated and destroyed and you know a genocide is taking place as we speak in Burma.

So I hope that the UN takes some serious action in this regard. It is amazing that recently a girl was shot in Pakistain, Malala, and the Western media picked up the story and made a big deal out of it. One girl, because that story suited the imperial agenda of the Western governments.

Here we have an entire community being wiped out, a genocide, a holocaust is taking place and people are still making simple statements. I do not know what is happening. We are living in a very funny world. I hope that this world becomes a better place governed by people who are able to govern it with justice and peace.

Posted by: Fred 2012-10-28