Update June 10th: Fighting continues in Rakhine as armed Rohingya rebels continue to terrorize Buddhists, here.
Special note to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops—these are the “persecuted” people you want to bring to America?
From Eleven Media Group:
Eleven Media Group)- Dozens of Rakhine people were killed amidst the Rohingya terrorist attacks in border town of Maungdaw in Rakhine State, the western part of Myanmar on Friday.
Due to the violence, hundreds of houses and buildings were burnt down by mobs, said the reporter Ko Win Maung of the Eleven Media at the scene.
The death toll in the incident has reached 20 to 30 until the night of 8 June and the injured persons nearby villages of Maundaw Township have been taken to Maungdaw hospital.
The onset of the violence on 8 June was that the Rohingya Muslims who returned from the mosque yesterday afternoon started throwing the stones to the Rakhine houses and buildings in Maungdaw Township, according to the Eleven Media reporter whose house was also blazed amidst the violence.
As the riots could not be controlled, the police forces took security measures in the town where Muslims are majority and Rakhine people are minority. Rohingya mobs were setting fire on the nearby villages of Rakhine ethnics, said a Buddhist monk who resides in Maungdaw Township.
Readers, at the May 1 State Department meeting to discuss who should be resettled in the US, Anastasia Brown of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops made a case for more Rohingya “refugees” to be resettled in the US. Is it the job of the US to bring every group of supposedly persecuted Muslims to our towns and cities? Should the average American taxpaying citizen have to pay for the Islamic upheaval in large parts of the world by bringing the Islamists to their neighborhoods? For what? To help Burma or Somalia or Syria (next!)? To show we are good people? To show we are fair by balancing out our Christians and Muslims?
Readers please focus on the word Rohingya and don’t let this happen. We were asleep when these same contractor/church groups began the importation of Somalis, but we are awake now.
This is our 108th post on Rohingya since 2008, please glance through our Rohingya Reports category, here, for more information.
Update: Here is the Reuters version of the riots, but it doesn’t matter who started what, the message for us is that we should let them fight it out in Burma! We don’t need to be resettling all of the world’s problems into the US.