ICNA Council for Social Justice (CSJ), in partnership with numerous national organizations across the country, participated and hosted rallies condemning the brutal genocide of Muslim minorities in Myanmar (previously Burma). Thousands of voices have stood up demanding justice for the Rohingya Muslims. People across the globe are demanding that world leaders cooperate together to end the suffering of the most persecuted minorities in the world. Among the demands that have been made include:
- Cutting aid to Myanmar’s military
- Putting sanctions on the country
- Rescinding the Nobel Peace Prize of Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who has done nothing but make excuses for the inhumane crimes of mass executions, gang rapes, and burning of Rohingya villages
- Demanding Myanmar’s government to give full rights and citizenship to the Rohingya people, who currently are considered a stateless people. They have been living in Myanmar for centuries!
If you live in the U.S., then please call your senators:
- Ask your senators to support S. Res. 250, a bipartisan resolution condemning attacks on Rohingyas and calling for the restoration of Rohingya citizenship. It has been introduced by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and John McCain (R-AZ).
- Ask your senators to support bipartisan Senate Amendment 607 to the National Defense Authorization Act that has been introduced by Senators Markey, Gardner and Cardin, to stop funding the Burmese military.
Pictures From Rallies Happening Across the Country in Which CSJ Participated