World Powers behind Plight of Myanmar Muslims: Analyst

Myanmar

An Iranian political analyst says some big powers are the main players behind the plight of Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar.

Hamid Reza Moqaddam-Far, who is also an advisor to the chief-commander of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), said the US and China play a key role in the suppression of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

The expert went on saying the West under the leadership of the US has managed to pave its own way into Myanmar since 2012 under the pretext of defending human rights in the Asian country.

“Today, Myanmar has turned into a rivalry scene between China and the US. The two sides are trying to change the power balance in the country to meet their own economic interests,” he said, according to a Farsi report by Tasnim.

On the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Moqaddam-Far said this is not the first time that Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are being targeted by extremist Buddhists.

He blamed the US for fueling the flames of Islamophobia across the world and said the current massacre of Muslims in Myanmar are just one of the consequences of the US efforts against Muslims.

“However, despite the US efforts, Islam is gaining more and more momentum attracting more followers day by day,” he added.

“The violence against Muslims in Rohingya should be viewed and analyzed as a political crisis. This is not a war between two religious groups,” he said.

He also referred to the western media coverage of Myanmar crisis and said a brief review of the Myanmar coverage in the western media reveals the double standards of the media towards human rights.

The expert also denounced the silence of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and said the West has always stood by Suu Kyi as the defender of human rights, “but today the Nobel Peace Prize laureate has remained silent towards the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.”

He also noted that Suu Kyi’s silence reveals the real image of the Western countries and their double standards towards human rights across the globe.

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