Rohingya to Pope: It’s not Pity to Ignore my Name

ZYA
By November 27, 2017 17:40

Rohingya to Pope: It’s not Pity to Ignore my Name

Ignoring a group’s ethnic identities is a part of their ethnic cleansing, where the name tops the lists.

Recently Myanmar’s catholic leader, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo urged Francis against using the term Rohingya during his trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh.

The secret beyond this advice may be that Charles Bo wants to win hearts of Buddhists and save the Christianity in Burma on cost of Rohingyas’ blood, their women’s dignity and more generally, their ethnic cleansing, amid spreading enmity of Buddhists toward other minority.

For a spiritual leader representing the Christianity of a country, such a discriminatory advice aloof from International norm and Christianity itself is quite unethical, who never expressed his concern over those hundreds of thousand civilians displaced, hundreds of women raped, thousands of people killed or arrested and unlimited properties looted. Instead, suggesting avoidance from their name is, of course, taking part of genocidaires.

Bo’s this advice reflects his support to the Buddhist terror Wirathu and his followers.

In Myanmar, Christians have been victims of Burmanization and Buddhization projects for long time. The bloody wars in Chin, Kachin and other ethnic areas are the best examples.

Very recently, Buddhist nationalist monks and extremists confiscated a part of church compound for pagoda construction in Karen state in the silence of local authorities.

This was in the compound of the Baptist church in Mezaing (Mae Sit Hta) village in Hpa-an township, Karen State that led to the increased religious tensions.

According to Naw Grace, a member of the Mezaing church said the construction of a 13.5 ft. high pagoda and a temple in the church compound began on August 21, 2015.

The Baptist Church in Mazaing was built 95 years ago on 1.52 acres of land and in 2014 the land was registered as church property with the government land registration office as church property with Naw Grace as the titleholder.

Again in May 2016, The Christian community initially raised an outcry in media when U Thuzana, a powerful monk better known as Myaing Kyee Ngu Sayadaw, called on his supporters to build a Buddhist pagoda on Anglican church property in southeastern Karen state. It was the third Buddhist temple to be built on church lands in Myanmar.

Myanmar’s Christians should understand that whatever they sacrifice for  the sake of those nationalists, they won’t leave you safe.

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke declined to say if Francis would use “Rohingya” during the visit, which begins today with Francis’ arrival in Yangon and ends Dec. 2 in Dhaka.

Burke said the pope considered the advice seriously, adding, “We will find out together during the trip … it (Rohingya) is not a forbidden word”.

The Rohingyas are waiting Pope Francis whether he will side at the oppressed or the oppressor!

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