Wednesday, July 18, 2012
World silent on Myanmar Muslim tragedy_Mohamed al-Asi
Jul 18, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews
The West has turned a blind eye to the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar in an attempt to maintain its economic interests in the Asian country's lucrative market.
Myanmar's President Thein Sein insists that Rohingya Muslims must be expelled from the country and sent to refugee camps run by the United Nations.
The country's current government, run by military figures and accused of massive rights abuses, refuses to recognize nearly-one-million-strong Rohingya Muslims community, which the UN calls one of the world's most prosecuted people.
The government claims the Rohingya are not native and classify them as illegal migrants although they have lived in the country for generations.
Press TV talks with Mohamed al-Asi, Imam of Washington Islamic Center from Washington, regarding the issue.
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