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Rohingya

Foreigners join the #SA4Rohingya campaign

While #SA4Rohingya campaign has garnered attention among locals, Wednesday’s Stop Rohingya Genocide protest in the Cape Town CBD, with the presence of individuals from various foreign national communities, showed that the call for an end to the violence against the Rohingya has reached crisis level. With an influx of Bangladeshi,[…]

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Israeli arms exports fueling Rohingya crisis

Local human rights activists have accused Israel of fuelling the brutal violence against Rohingya in Myanmar by its continued sale of weapons to the military junta. More 300,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar’s Rakhine state, which the UN human rights chief has labelled as “ethnic cleansing”. Sixty Rohingya[…]

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ARSA fighters declare truce amid Rohingya crisis

Rohingya fighters in Myanmar have declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire in their fight against the army to enable aid groups to address a humanitarian crisis in Rakhine state. The ceasefire announced on Saturday in a statement by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) is scheduled to start on Sunday. “ARSA[…]

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Aung San Suu Kyi does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize

“There are no more villages left, none at all.” The accounts of the systematic ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Myanmar, now effectively ruled by the world renowned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, are finally making it to the mainline news these days. “There are no more people[…]

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MJC, Al-Quds Foundation to protest Rohingya crisis

The Muslim Judicial Council – SA and Al-Quds Foundation SA in collaboration with Protect the Rohingya is holding a protest calling attention to the plight of Rohingya Muslims currently fleeing persecution at the hands of Myanmar forces. With an upsurge in violence since August 25, 2017, scenes of fleeing Rohingya[…]

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Solidarity with the Rohingya People

By Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar At this tragic time when we are witnessing increased acts of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya people of Myanmar (a country that was previously known as Burma) I would like to draw our attention to the history and longstanding suffering one of the most[…]

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SA ulema condemn Rohingya human rights abuses

In what the United Nations warned as bordering ethnic cleansing, South African ulema are working together to lobby the South African government to support the Rohingya Muslim minority who are fleeing persecution in Myanmar.  The horrific images streaming onto social media has plunged the Rohinyga crisis back into the spotlight,[…]

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Urgent appeal for humanitarian aid for Rohingya

The United Nations have called the Rohingya of Myanmar one of the world’s most persecuted ethnic minorities. Gross human rights violations of the Rohingya have been recorded since 1978. The state sanctioned violence against them is symptomatic of a long and oppressive history of discrimination by the Myanmar government. Myanmar[…]

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