North American Muslim Foundation (NAMF) has called for urgent action to halt killings, rapes and expulsions being carried out in western Burma against ethnic Rohingya (Muslim) Burmese citizens.
In a press statement on Aug 4, NAMF condemn the attack and brought to the attention of the issue of the current genocide of fellow Muslims in Burma. It said that the United Nations calls them as -one of the most persecuted minorities of the world.- Most recently, over 1000 Rohingya Muslims were killed, 1,200 plus are missing and more than 100,000 have been displaced due to rape, arson and killing. 1,336 homes belonging to the Rohingya Muslims have been burnt to ashes during the recent unrest.
It further said that, the Burmese military government, far from trying to resolve the problem and protecting the Rohingya, has been silently convening with the rioters to add to their plight and suffering. This atrocity must stop now
In order to avoid the worsening of the situation NAMF demanded the Canadian government to take urgent action in addressing this issue with the UN Security Council in order to pressure the Burmese government to stop all atrocities.
NAMF also demanded International relief organizations to be allowed to provide immediate access and humanitarian aid to the victims.
NAMF demanded the Ministry of Canadian Foreign Affairs to put pressure on the Bangladeshi government to open its borders to the fleeing Burmese refugees who are in dire need of aid and protection.
"We request all Canadians to protest against the Burmese state-sponsored oppression against the Rohingya and strongly denounce all acts of cruelty against them", it added.