Muslims Petition UN on Burma Persecution


(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) -“Myanmar (Burma) is having a honeymoon with the world,” Saudi Arabia’s UN ambassador Abdullah al-Mouallemi was quoted as saying by Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Thursday, July 11.
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“The only problem is that that honeymoon is being built on the bodies of the Muslim victims in that country.”
The Saudi ambassador and other delegates of members of the umbrella Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) met Ban on Wednesday to demand more action by the United Nations over attacks against Muslims in Burma.
 
Muslim delegates have called for a UN action to stop the “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims in Burma.
“The Myanmar authorities are failing in taking the necessary measures to stem the violence,” Roble Olhaye, Djibouti’s UN ambassador and head of the OIC group at UN, told a press conference.
“What we need from the UN is to have its voice heard loud and clear, being the conscience of the world.”
The OIC delegates said that the UN chief had promised to be more vocal about defending Muslims in Burma.
Described by the UN as one of the world’s most persecuted minorities, Rohingya Muslims are facing a catalogue of discrimination in their homeland.
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