As international human rights have remained silent over the Myanmar government’s slaughter of Rohingya Muslims, Iranian social media users have stepped into the fray and become the voice of the voiceless.
Following the reactions of high-ranking Iranian politicians to the violation of Muslims’ rights in Myanmar, Iranian social media users have unanimously voiced their support for the oppressed Rohingya Muslims.
By creating and posting the hashtag #SaveRohingya, Iranian users urged the world to stop the genocide of innocent people in Myanmar who are suffering under the brutality of the Asian government amid international silence.
According to a Farsi report by the Fars News Agency, the hashtag has become a world trend in Twitter.
Here are some of the posts sent by Iranian users in Persian with the #SaveRohingya hashtag:
- Silent genocide of Myanmar, showcase for the pretentious West’s ethical bankruptcy
- The West holds memorial ceremonies for Holocaust victims 70 years after the WWII, but keeps silent over Myanmar genocide
- Who is the advocate of human rights? It’s the UN which received money from Saudi Arabia to omit its name from list of child rights violators
- Maybe if Rohingya kids had blue eyes and blond hairs, they would receive the world’s attention overnight
- Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize was a historic joke for the world
- Apparently a group of extremists are committing the heinous crimes in Myanmar, but in fact there is no crime in the world where the US is not involved
- The human rights Iran is condemned for is the same concept they are adhering to for Myanmar Muslims today
- Innocent is innocent, whether in Syria, Iraq, Yemen or Myanmar. Let’s be at least a voice for the voiceless
Besides Iranian users, netizens from across the world are sending posts with this hashtag in a move to become a voice for the voiceless Muslims in Myanmar.
Myanmar’s security forces have been attacking Rohingyas and torching their villages since October 2016 to push them out of the western state of Rakhine.
The attacks have been intensified since August 25, with State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi ignoring international demands to call off the violence.
Thousands of Rohingyas have already fled their homeland to take refuge in Bangladesh. Many people have been killed during the perilous boat journeys on the Naf River, which separates the two neighbouring countries.
The refugees have also tried to cross the border into Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.