Rohingya Refugee crisis: Why are Arab nations mum?
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Rohingya Refugee crisis: Why are Arab nations mum?

October 7, 2017

On 25th August 2017, a group called Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA)  attacked Myanmar security forces killing nearly 80 personnel. The Myanmar government declared ARSA a terrorist organisation and mounted a campaign in Rohingya villages populated by the Muslim minority called Rohingya people. Soon they began to flee…and many of them landed up in India as refugees and now our government is in a fix.

Across the world today Muslims are fleeing their nations. Most of them are seeking refuge in non-Muslim nations, who are expected to accept them on humanitarian grounds. Meanwhile, rich Muslim nations are silent. Where is their humanitarianism towards their own brethren?

Well, once again the sands of time seem to be still and silent in the rich Islamic lands of UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman. Even the prosperous South East Asian nations like Malaysia and Indonesia have not done enough. Pakistan is mum.

Now, while Rohingya people are housed in refugee camps, reports say Pakistan’s ISI is reportedly trying to recruit these refugees. No wonder India does not want to risk taking in refugees. Already India has taken Tibetans, Sri Lankan Tamils and there are about 16,000 United Nations certified Rohingya refugees in India.  Apart from this, the government has estimated that there are about 40,000 Rohingya refugees living with illegally acquired citizenship proof documentation like Aadhaar Card. Also most of them are  said to be living in and around Jammu.

Meanwhile, two Rohingyas have appealed in the Indian Supreme Court questioning why they and their people cannot live in India. This reminds us of how four Syrians, who landed on the shores of Japan, are suing the Japanese government for refusing them refugee status.

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Now, why don’t these refugees have the same audacity to sue the Middle East nations for not taking them in? No wonder, in Germany some Syrian Muslims have converted to Christianity to make themselves acceptable in the local society.

Oh! But the Saudis did help their Muslim brethren… they gave money… money to build Mosques.  In 2007, Australian government turned down a Saudi request to send funds to the Islamic Society of South Australia to help build a new Mosque. Eight years later, in 2015, Saudi diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks showed that Saudi Arabia had “intense interest in influencing Islamic politics in Australia.”

Even in Russia, the Saudis offered to finance construction of a Mosque and an Islamic cultural centre in Moscow. Immediately, three Russian Orthodox Christian groups wrote an open letter to the then King Abdullah asking him to first lift the ban on construction of Churches in his kingdom before building Mosques in other countries.

Now, why can’t Saudi Arabia and other rich Middle East nations instead of building Mosques build good modern schools? Why don’t they give out scholarships to bright Muslim boys and girls? Why not fund construction of good hospitals in poor Muslim nations?

Also we doubt Saudis will help Rohingya people? After all, Saudi Arabia sells oil to China, which is transported via a 772-kilometer pipe that passes through Myanmar. A pipeline protected by the Myanmar government !  So yes, Arabs seem to love their oil money, brethren not so much.

The only saving grace for the Muslim world is Bangladesh. They have taken in most of the Rohingyas to the point they are unable to anymore. Now, they too fear that terror outfits may sneak in and wreak havoc on both sides of the border.

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By the way, the US has given Bangladesh 32 million dollars to help the refugees. India too has already given 1 million dollars and Saudi Arabia gave 15 million dollars, but they also gave about a  billion dollars… not to help refugees but to build 560 Mosques in Bangladesh.

It’s time Muslims across the world do a rethink about their perception about the non-Muslim countries of the world. They must embrace the nations that feed them, that put a roof over their head, give them freedom of choice, provide opportunities for their sons and daughters, give them justice, liberty, self-respect and a passport. One must draw allegiance not from a religion, but from the show of humanitarianism.

More importantly refugees are a burden and also a threat as terror outfits see our kindness as an opportunity to infiltrate. Guess, that is why former British PM James Cameron said a decision about the asylum-seekers should be made from both “the head and the heart.”

Now, as far as Rohingya people are concerned, India must think with its head and not with its heart and become a sentimental fool because we have a heartless neighbour.

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6 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Rohingya Refugee crisis: Why are Arab nations mum?”

  1. theskywalker says:

    OMG, you must be really a brave man in the true Coorg tradition to have raised this! You are so right.
    Those Muslims who leave their countries, most of them Islamic, as refugees braving death and destruction on the way to non-Muslim countries, are initially grateful for the refuge given. But then, their sense of Muslim takes over within a few years, and their demand for Sharia laws to be used exclusively for them strongly surfaces. These Western countries are tolerant, allowing religious practices which are often taken to the extreme. Somehow these countries allow them to coexist with freedom s even to the extent of tolerating their hate speeches and often deeds. We have seen non-Muslims countries generous giving donations to the causes of these unfortunate victims,. In these countries, charity organisations raise plenty of donations with people donating to them very generously. That has been the norm in the Western countries-where, in one of them , I live . But we never fail to help them.
    The Middle East Countries have their own agendas-suffice to say this, and helping those unfortunate brethren is not often one of them. May be it could be because of the fact that not enough representations were made to those oil rich countries, you suggest. I am saying this to give them the benefit of doubt. Whilst they spend tens of billions of Dollars getting the World Cup Football, acquiring football clubs etc.. that would raise their profile, this may not be their priority at all. It may be prudent to do the representations quietly sending for example, a person of the stature of the previous ex-VP of India to draw attention to the plight of these unfortunate victims. As for other issues you have raised, I do not want to comment, as I do not want you to get into trouble there!
    I am hoping that with the progress of electric vehicles on the road, these countries will see the worth of their precious black gold deposits rendered less valuable, and thus they start paying the attention to the issues you have raised.

  2. Waseem says:

    Soooo Very Gud, Mutthanna. You are the Audience, You are the Lawyer and you are the Judge.
    Probably the Link will give you the corrective data
    As per Indian Muslims are concerned they are peoples of the land and have right on Indian sub continent not less than any Indian.
    We Are reading Your Articles for some sound informations, you have mixed lot of things and blames, even there are true to be blamed are getting escaped like this. There is no time for LOVE after a long hard time spending for bread, you think there is time for Hate, Really not.
    Keep up your Sound independant writing.

  3. Nithya says:

    Rrthe support of the outside nations to rohyngya Muslims has caused this issue! As a general rule, anybody who works agaist their mothef land because some outsiders support them should be kicked out of their country! Any Chinese who works agaist the interest of China will be jailed or even executed and will become in involuntary organ donor ! Same story with Pakistan, Russia, Germany !evemn in USA they will be jailed after proper trial! So, if Saudi Arabia or Pakistan supported them before this crisis, then, they should taken them to their country and offered the citizenship! Their support should not stop at inflicting terrorism on their motherland, but it should go beyond and take them as guests until the cricis is resolved!Owaisis and all Sickulars like Kanhiah and Arundati Roy want them in India because that will speed up destroying India and kill Hinduism!

  4. akkakhan says:

    just a page of History added, read the history of Human civilization,
    we all are strangers to our own neighbours.
    Keep walking, none of the cities and nation destroyed,except Furious nature
    and now Literate civilized comment makers from behind.

  5. Thethreewisemen says:

    Interesting that when they highlight their religion’s positive aspects, Islamists ner forget to focus on the superiority of their religion transcends the national boundaries and it is global in its pervasiveness. Hence they argue, for a Muslim, their religion comes first in the sense that they should support their brethren over above their sense of patriotism and narrow nationhood conscience. But this lofty ideal falls very short when it comes to demonstrating them, when the narrow national interests take over-the very antithesis of what they preach, and pride themselves. You can see it singularly in this case and many other cases. It is the Western countries who have no hangups in respect of religion often come forward with practical help such as opening their doors very wide , such as the case of Germany. In terms of other issues like the schools vs mosques, that should be the debate for another day.

    About the other issues of schools etc.. you have raised, that should be the discussion for another day.

  6. Peter says:

    Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.

    Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges.

    When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well.

    Here’s how it works.

    As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:

    United States — Muslim 0.6%
    Australia — Muslim 1.5%
    Canada — Muslim 1.9%
    China — Muslim 1.8%
    Italy — Muslim 1.5%
    Norway — Muslim 1.8%

    At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. This is happening in:

    Denmark — Muslim 2%
    Germany — Muslim 3.7%
    United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%
    Spain — Muslim 4%
    Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

    From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:

    France — Muslim 8%
    Philippines — Muslim 5%
    Sweden — Muslim 5%
    Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%
    The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%
    Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%

    At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

    When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:

    Guyana — Muslim 10%
    India — Muslim 13.4%
    Israel — Muslim 16%
    Kenya — Muslim 10%
    Russia — Muslim 15%

    After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

    Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%

    At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:

    Bosnia — Muslim 40%
    Chad — Muslim 53.1%
    Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

    From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:

    Albania — Muslim 70%
    Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%
    Qatar — Muslim 77.5%
    Sudan — Muslim 70%

    After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:

    Bangladesh — Muslim 83%
    Egypt — Muslim 90%
    Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
    Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%
    Iran — Muslim 98%
    Iraq — Muslim 97%
    Jordan — Muslim 92%
    Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
    Pakistan — Muslim 97%
    Palestine — Muslim 99%
    Syria — Muslim 90%
    Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
    Turkey — Muslim 99.8%
    United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%

    100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace. Here there’s supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrases are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:

    Afghanistan — Muslim 100%
    Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%
    Somalia — Muslim 100%
    Yemen — Muslim 100%

    Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

    ‘Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe against the world, and all of us against the infidel. — Leon Uris, ‘The Haj’

    It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. The children attend madrases. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death. Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate.

    Today’s 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world’s population. But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers. Muslims will exceed 50% of the world’s population by the end of this century.

    Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat


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