Food Shortages and Civil Violence Erupt in Western Myanmar

Target: Laura Dupuy Lasserre, President of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

Goal: Address and help resolve the current refugee situation taking place in the Rakhine region of western Myanmar.

Civil unrest is rocking the Rakhine region of western Myanmar (also known as Burma). At the center of this upheaval are two ethnic groups long in conflict with one another: At one end are the Rakhine Buddhists, a group that makes up a majority of the region’s population, and at the other are the Rohingya Muslims, a group the United Nations has referred to in the past as one of the world’s most persecuted minorities.

Although the tense relationship between the two groups is nothing new, recent actions have added fuel to what has now become an out-of-control flame. This most recent violence is thought to be a result of the rape and murder of a Buddhist woman by a group of three Muslims and the retaliatory killings of 10 Muslims by a Buddhist mob on June 3rd.

Violence in the past weeks has left nerves frayed and tensions high. “It is quiet here this morning but life has not returned to normal,” explained San Shwe, a resident of the area, after a lucky bout of rain extinguished many house fires. “We live in fear every day and night.” And now that ferry cargo deliveries to Rakhine have been halted, food shortages raise additional concern.

Looking for a way out of the war zone, vast numbers of Rohingyas have rushed the Bangladeshi border hoping to find an escape—only to be turned around at the border. Unable to escape, the Rohingyas have become desperate and are now pleading for outside help. “Our appeal is to the UN, foreign nations, the Myanmar government and especially to Suu Kyi,” pleads Mohammed Islam, leader of a Rohingya refugee camp in a Bangaleshi border town, speaking specifically to the Burmese politician and recent winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.


Dear Ms. Lupuy Lasserre,

Violence between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine region of western Myanmar is increasing with each passing day. Shortages in food and aid add further hardships to the already debilitated area. Now, as thousands of Rohingyas seek escape at the border of Bangladesh, they are refused entry and are instead sent back the way they came.

With tensions continuously growing, it looks as if the situation has the potential to grow out of hand (if it has not done so already).

As the President of the United Nations Human Rights Council, you are in a perfect position to look into the conflict in western Myanmar. I ask that you use the resources provided by the United Nations in diffusing the situation so that no more harm comes about.


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  1. Gerry Moran says:

    Buddhists are generally peaceful people, whereas muslims follow a violent evil death cult and are very good at pretending to be persecuted whilst they try to force their barbaric way of life on everyone else through violence. All around the globe they do this daily.

    Notice how the situation is described as violence between Buddhists and muslims, not muslims and Buddhists. Notice also that the latest violence is in RETALIATION for the rape and murder of a non-muslim woman, yet the petition paints the muslims as an oppressed population being unfairly attacked by a vicious mob of violent bigots.The reality is that the buddhists are defending themselves against attack by the followers of a thoroughly evil ideology, hell bent on world domination.

    I would never sign a petition supporting jihad. I hope the Burmese people succeed in eradicating these scum from their country.

    • Gerry Moran. ” Buddhist are generally peaceful people ” So they have been through out their entire history. Chines took over Tibet, and yet no Tibetan Buddhist has ever killed or maimed any Chinese citizen any where in the world. “whereas muslims follow a violent evil death cult and are very good at pretending to be persecuted…” You are right, that is what they are taught so as the win the sympathy of naive Westerners.

    • Gerry.” Notice how the situation is described…” Don’t forget that majority media be they in the West or else where are always sympathetic to muslims. ” The reality is that Buddhist are defending themselves against attacks by the followers of a thoroughly evil ideology, hell bent on world domination ” You are right again ,From Quran Sura 2:193 ” Fight against them[idolaters/kafurs] until idolatry is no more and Allah’s religion reigns supreme ” And that is exactly what the muslims have been doing from the times of mo-ham-mad. Do you know the whole of Far East was once majority Buddhist, until muslims came there as traders long before the white man ever got there? There is a very good Book by .V.S.Naipaull, ” Beyond Belief ” Please read it, tells you how muslims took over that part of the world over the centuries. Please wake up to fight Islam. or we are doomed to good.

  2. Marena Chen says:

    @GERRY MORAN: I couldn’t have said it any better and I wholeheartedly AGREE with you…

  3. Stan Black says:

    Muslims are causing murder and mayhem all over the planet. For normally peaceful Buddhists to react in this way they must be sick to the back teeth with these lunatics.
    Well said Gerry.

  4. islamic teachings make muslims unfit for any type of integration and when it comes to persecution islam is in a class of its own

  5. Non muslims are slowly finding out about the evils of Islam,but we still have loony lefties , liberals and muslim sympathizers to would defend muslims, I read comments from Christians who would support muslims for their Islamic ideology without know any thing about Islam. Some times they are more dangerous to the Western valued then muslims.

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