Masjids damaged by SPDC THUGS in Taungoo (English)

Masjids damaged by SPDC THUGS in Taungoo (English)

SPDC Military Generals not only ordered their affiliated THUGS to destroy the Masjids, they refused permission to rebuild or renovate those damaged masjids even after almost a decade.

May be this is also a blessing in disguise, Allah had kept them to use those damaged Masjids, when the time come to PROSECUTE those SPDC Generals, Than Shwe, Mg Aye, Shwe Man, Thein Sein and Khin Nyunt. Unrepaired Masjids whould become a very visible evidences to prosecute all those criminals at ICC for the Crimes against Humanity and GENOCIDE. 

 

Source of Photos: Myanmar Muslim.net

In 2001,Myo Pyauk Hmar Soe Kyauk Hla Tai , The Fear of Losing One’s Race, and many other anti-Muslim pamphlets were widely distributed by monks. Distribution of the pamphlets was also facilitated by the Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA)[145], a civilian organization instituted by the ruling junta, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). Many Muslims feel that this exacerbated the anti-Muslim feelings that had been provoked by the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in the Bamyan Province of Afghanistan.[144] Human Rights Watch reports that there was mounting tension between the Buddhist and Muslim communities in Taungoo for weeks before it erupted into violence in the middle of May 2001. Buddhist monks demanded that the Hantha Mosque in Taungoo be destroyed in “retaliation” for the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan.[146] Mobs of Buddhists, led by monks, vandalized Muslim-owned businesses and property and attacked and killed Muslims in Muslim communities.[147] On May 15, 2001, anti-Muslim riots broke out in Taungoo, Bago division, resulting in the deaths of about 200 Muslims, in the destruction of 11 mosques, and setting ablaze of over 400 houses. On this day also, about 20 Muslims praying in the Han Tha mosque were beaten, some to death, by the pro-junta forces. On May 17, 2001, Lt. General Win Myint, Secretary No. 3 of the SPDC and deputy Home and Religious minister arrived and curfew was imposed there in Taungoo. All communication lines were disconnected.[148] On May 18, the Han Tha mosque and Taungoo Railway station mosque were razed by bulldozers owned by the SPDC .[144] The mosques in Taungoo remained closed until May 2002, with Muslims forced to worship in their homes. After two days of violence the military stepped in and the violence immediately ended.[144] There also were reports that local government authorities alerted Muslim elders in advance of the attacks and warned them not to retaliate to avoid escalating the violence. While the details of how the attacks began and who carried them out were unclear by year’s end, the violence significantly heightened tensions between the Buddhist and Muslim communities.[149]

Agents provocateur

While the idea of monks actually leading rioters may seem unusual, certain details make it less so. Burma’s large and much feared military intelligence service, the Directorate of Defense Security Intelligence, is commonly believed to have agents working within the monk-hood. Human Rights Watch also reported that monks in the 2001 riots were carrying mobile phones, a luxury not readily available to the Burmese population, as very few without government connections can afford them. It is also reported that there was a clear split between monks who provoked violence and those who did not. It has been suggested by Human Rights Watch and others that these facts may reflect the presence of agents provocateur among the monks.[150]

Ozturk, Cem (2003-10-21). “Myanmar’s Muslim Sideshow”. Asia Times Online. http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/EJ21Ae01.html. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 

  • ^ Ozturk 2003, ¶ 22
  • ^ http://hrw.org/backgrounder/asia/burma-bck4.htm#P103_22688
  • ^ Ozturk 2003
  • ^ BNN 2001
  • ^ USDS 2002
  • ^ Ozturk 2003, ¶ 23-4
  • SOURCE: Wikipedia (my article)

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