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Rohingya: the end is known
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    Rohingiya refugees
The end is known and we have seen it happening in many places all over the world. Take a group of people, abandon them, pretend you don't see and don't know what's going on with them, pretend there are no atrocities, no human rights violations. Let them live in constant fear, kicked from one side to the other of a border and don't make them feel at home even tough they have been living there for generations, and this is what happens. The people in this case are called Rohingya, and what happens it is what it already happenend in so many, too many places in South Asia. Militancy, terrorism, armed guerrilla. The UN, days ago, launched again an alarm: Myanmar is seeking an ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya minority from its territory. According to the report, the Myanmar Army has been conducting a counter-insurgency operation since October, and armed forces have been sistematically killing Rohingya in Rakhine state, forcing them to flee to Bangladesh with the help of smugglers or simply bribing border guards. There are already 33.000 registered Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh camps, but the estimated number is much higher than this. Nobody cares for them, nobody want them. For Myanmar they are still illegal immigrants despite having lived there for generations, and they have always been denied citizenship. Same for Bangladesh, where hundred of thousand are estimated living there over decades. With the connivency of the so called free world, where the word 'Rohingya' says nothing to most of the people. But of course, you can not leave people for decades in misery and expect no reactions. Rohingya are Muslim, and this is part of the problem with the Buddhist majority in Myanmar: in the name of Buddha, they are denied any right. They are Muslims, and as usually happens in that part of the world, there's always someone ready to take advantage of misery and despair. The most loved and respected by jihadis all over the world charity organitations: Jamaat-u-Dawa. Even in Pakistan, a Muslim state, Mohammed Hafiz Saeed has been pratically the only one to give voice and support to the plight of Rohingya. Certainly not because he is the social worker he pretends to be, but because he is pursuing his own agenda. Refugees camps are one of the best recruiting places in the world. It is easy, enough to fuel the rage of people, especially young people, and to promise them a future: in this or in the other world. So, according to reports from Bangladeshi an Indian intelligence, Rohingya joined the global jihadi project of Mohammed Hafiz Saeed. A little known group called Aqa Mul Mujahideen has been blamed by Myanmar for some attack on the border and, according to the Myanmar government, the militants have been trained in Pakistan. Intelligence sources reported that the militants, who later set up training camps along the Myanmar-Bangladeshi border, have close links with Jamaat-u-Dawa and, of course, Lashkar-i-Toiba. Fala-I-Insaniyat, the humanitarian branch of JuD, have been working in relief camps in Rakhine since 2012, and Pakistani chapther of Rohingya Solidarity Organisation collects funds and relief material from JuD. Since 2012, some of the best recruits have been sent to Pakistan for training and, once back, they have set camps along the border to train other Rohingyas in combat techniques and use of explosives. Apparently, Rohingya terror elements have been noticed also on the Thai-Myanmar border. Rohingyas are also fighting in Kashmir with JeM people. One of the Rohingya militant groups it is said to be headed by Maulana Abdul Hamid, a pakistani of Rohingya origin who keeps very close links with LeT. According to Myanmar government, “they persuade young people to use religious extremism and they have financial support from outside”. Maybe the neighbouring governments and the West should start to ask themselves some question before it is too late. John Donne said, many years ago, “No man is an island”. Today, no country is an island and we all should keep it in mind.
Francesca Marino