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Column: The Rohingya Crisis An International Issue

Last update: 08/03/2018
By Harun Yahya

Adnan Oktar, best known by his pen-name Harun Yahya, is an influential Turkish spiritual leader, author, and opinion shaper who has written 300-books which has been translated into 73 languages and read by millions of people, exerting considerable influence on both Muslims and non-Muslims all over the world.

He has been ranked in leading strategic studies and in the "The 500 Most Influential Muslims" as one of the most prominent and influential opinion shapers in the Turkish - Islamic world. He is widely known for his book "Atlas of Creation" which has been discussed in the European Council and, for the last couple of years, made him the focus of the media and the Parliaments of European countries. Harun Yahya websites have 20 million monthly visitors, from 167 countries.

ISTANBUL (Bernama) -- Due to the attacks launched by the Myanmar army last August, about two-thirds of the Arakan population, about 650,000 people, were forced to flee the country. Hundreds of villages were burned down and thousands were tortured, raped and killed in the most gruesome ways.

The inhumane treatment Rohingya Muslims are subjected to in Myanmar and the resulting immigration wave found wide coverage in the international media in the past year. Still, there haven't been any initiatives to put an end to these terrifying events.

However, a certain development that took place recently in January could trigger international initiatives to end this humanitarian crisis. The activists have asked for an international committee, which would clarify the real situation in Myanmar, to be established with the claim that the ongoing attempts which were supposed to stop the human rights violations in Myanmar are in fact not reliable.

The Myanmar government, so far, rejects all claims about human rights violations in the country and denies any connection between the attacks and official institutions. While there have been strong suspicions otherwise, this situation has been a major setback in addressing the issue within the international law.

As a matter of fact, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, said in his statement to the BBC, "If the scale of the military operations is to be taken into consideration, these decisions must have been taken by top-level officials. " According to Hussein, Myanmar's civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and General Aung Min Hlaing, who leads the army, may well find themselves facing charges of genocide in the future.....


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