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The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:42 am

The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

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Re: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:53 pm

Violence in Myanmar: 18,000 Rohingya flee in 5 days

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Re: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Post by Garrib » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:42 pm

This is horrible stuff - I hope that the people committing these atrocities actually take a moment to consider what the Buddha actually taught. May the violence, persecution, and exploitation stop!

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Re: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:28 pm

There is genocide going on there': Rohingya huddle on Bangladesh border

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/01/asia/ ... index.html
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Re: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Post by padmini » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:22 pm

I simply CANNOT believe someone calling themselves a Buddhist can do something so senseless and cruel.
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My thoughts are with these innocent people.
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Re: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Post by Phena » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:24 am

There are many in Myanmar who are demonstrating that they are Buddhist by name only, not by deed.

I am disappointed in Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Re: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Post by Bundokji » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:34 am

And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"

This was the last word of the Tathagata.

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Re: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Post by Buddha Vacana » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:34 am

One of my Burmese friends from Mandalay shared this on facebook
This cartoon depicts how the world looks at the conflict in one of our states. Does our Rakhine state belong to the Rakhines or the Bengalis? Since our border with Bangladesh is so porous, the Bangalis have been moving back and forth for decades if not for centuries. But that does not make them one of our ethnic people. It is quite natural that the Muslims around the world rally round the so called "Rohingyas" who are Muslims. In all fairness, you need to look at both sides. The Rakhines are now fleeing from their homes,their villages because they are being attacked by Muslim terrorists. They have to flee their homeland. The "Rohingyas" are also fleeing from Rakhine to Bangladesh because of the conflict. They are merely going home! Who started the present conflict,anyway? Why did they provoke us in the first place? There are many Chinese and Indians also residing in our homeland. Why cannot the Bangladeshis also live in harmony like them? It is not the culture nor the tradition of Myanmar people to discriminate foreigners. The world still needs to learn more about Myanmar people. The international media is certainly not a reliable source to do it.
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Re: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Post by lyndon taylor » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:05 pm

This looks like Buddhist anti Rohingya propaganda
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Re: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Post by Meggo » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:05 pm

hmm... your friends seems to be quite the fascist
Buddha Vacana wrote:One of my Burmese friends from Mandalay shared this on facebook
Does our Rakhine state belong to the Rakhines or the Bengalis?

I don't know, does a state really belong to anybody? Maybe your own property but the whole state?

But that does not make them one of our ethnic people.

ah, now i see, the state belongs to a certain (our) ethnicity, forever...

It is quite natural that the Muslims around the world rally round the so called "Rohingyas" who are Muslims.

ok, so it is natural, that seems to mean
1) you don't have to think about it in terms of being wrong or right, because of the ethnic factor, reacting to this situation is a mere reflex
2) natural = some groups just belong together and others as well and certain traits a ascribed to certain groups, so they narually express them, without exception

In all fairness, you need to look at both sides.

Yes! i learned this from watching fox news as well!


The "Rohingyas" are also fleeing


so they are fleeing

They are merely going home!

but now they are going home. I am confused?!
Maybe they should be happy about it! Fleeing just means they are heading home quickly!


There are many Chinese and Indians also residing in our homeland. Why cannot the Bangladeshis also live in harmony like them?


Dude, it is in their genes, don't you get it! We all know that chinese never did something wrong, not in the last 70 years or so. They have good genes. Go ask the tibetans. (I actually don't have anything against "the chinese" btw...)

It is not the culture nor the tradition of Myanmar people to discriminate foreigners.

Dude you actually just did exactly that!

The international media is certainly not a reliable source to do it.

It is because of that, that i only trust military dictatorships and their carefully drafted press releases.

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Re: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Post by Buddha Vacana » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:31 pm

lyndon taylor wrote:This looks like Buddhist anti Rohingya propaganda
One would have to check whether there is indeed Rohingya on Burmese terrorism in Rakkhine state. It seems the international media are covering this issue in a one-sided manner. It is always good to try and see things from various angles.

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Post by lyndon taylor » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:33 pm

Well its been my distinct impression that the anti Muslim view seems to dominate on this forum, there's been more terrorism from the Rakhine than the Rohynga, that's for sure.
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community, sincerely former monk John

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Re: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Post by SDC » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:50 pm

lyndon taylor wrote:Well its been my distinct impression that the anti Muslim view seems to dominate on this forum,.
Actually it hasn't. In almost every thread dedicated to this topic, the Burmese "Buddhists" were heavily criticized for their actions and most posts were in an effort to disassociate with these atrocities.

Perhaps you are conflating the more general anti Muslim sentiment that had been expressed here in the past in other topics and figured you would slip it in here for whatever reason? Well even in those cases there were only a handful of posters expressing such views; they surely were not dominant. And furthermore at least two of those members are no longer here.

Typically I would just let you have it, but I don't like seeing forum history rewritten on a careless whim.

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Post by lyndon taylor » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:44 pm

I was speaking on the forum in general, and it was more than just a small handful of posters.
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community, sincerely former monk John

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Re: The 'silent crisis' of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Post by SDC » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:13 pm

lyndon taylor wrote:I was speaking on the forum in general, and it was more than just a small handful of posters.
It was never enough to qualify as the dominant view of the forum, which is the story you are trying to tell everyone.

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