OIC Speaks about Burma
The Organisation for Islamic Cooperation has urged Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to respond to the horrendous situation of the Muslims there. Head of the OIC Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu told Suu Kyi in a letter that, "As a Nobel Peace Laureate, we are confident that the first step of your journey towards ensuring peace in the world would start from your own doorstep."
He further urged the government to accept "an international inquiry into the recent violence, granting free access to humanitarian aid groups and international media."
It is finally good to see a Muslim organisation to try and do something about the horrendous oppression of the Rohingya Muslim community. The hypocrisy of Aung San Suu Kyi needs exposure as her silence regarding this issue is rather deafening and worrying to say the least. If she does not respond to the violence between Rakhine and Rohingya communities then her struggle for pro-democracy would be in vain.
We hope that their actions amount to something as opposed to just writing letters. It is a shame that a large portion of the Muslim community have remained silent on this issue.
I do wonder if any mosque leaders will try to raise the issue at Jumuah and at other events they may hold. Will there be more than donations or will we be told the only thing we can do is to make dua?