Skip to comments.Oxford strips Suu Kyi of city's freedom
Posted on 11/28/2017 2:50:45 AM PST by C19fan
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of the honorific freedom of Oxford, the British city where she studied and raised her children, over her "inaction" in the Rohingya crisis.
"When Aung San Suu Kyi was given the Freedom of the City in 1997 it was because she reflected Oxford's values of tolerance and internationalism," the city council said in a statement issued late Monday.
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The Burmese have said NO to Muslim takeover. This is unacceptable to Oxford.
Odd, isn’t it, that trying to keep your throat from being slit makes you a bit less “tolerant and internationalist”.
I don’t know what this is about, but if this is about her not recognizing it, and the British standing for Islam, she made the correct call and the British are completely on the wrong side.
If that is what happened.
What is the Rohinga crisis
Over the past month, more than 400,000 Rohingya have fled their homes in what United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Sunday called the most urgent refugee emergency in the world right now. Often spurred on by Buddhist monks, local mobs and government forces have reportedly burned hundreds of Rohingya villages to the ground in Myanmars Rakhine state, slaughtering many of their Muslim inhabitants as hundreds of thousands have fled to neighboring Bangladesh.
Please note that this is from a September article from the Christian Science Monitor. However, every single link high on the DuckDuckGo search was from a leftist media outlet, which leads me to believe that it has become a cause célèbre for leftists, including the UN and Oxford.
When Burma became independent in 1948, successive governments denied full status to the Rohingya, denying their historical claims and refusing to even consider them as one of the countrys 135 official ethnic groups each a branch of one of the 8 Major National Ethnic Races, Myanmar officials say.
In 1982, the Rohingya were officially denied citizenship. During the 2014 census, too, most were forced to be identified as Bengali in essence, unofficial resident aliens denied status, effectively stateless. The UN has called the Muslim minority population in Myanmar as the most persecuted minority in the world.
This puts me in mind of the infamous Oxford Oath....
I’m of the mind that you shouldn’t be able to take such an honor back, and more than you can take a properly issued college degree back. What’s done is done, for a time and place.
The essence of the conflict:
While Muslims are a small minority in Myanmar as a whole, they constitute 42% of the population of the coastal state of Rakhine.
As tends to happen when the number of Muslims approach parity with non-Muslims, conflicts were happening in the area. The apparency was that the Muslims were starting their own ethnic cleansing of non-Muslims in Rakhine, so that they could then declare independence from Burma and align with Bangladesh.
Whoever controls the coastal state gets to control the rights to the offshore oil and gas discoveries in the Bay of Bengal. The Myanmar government decided that was NOT going to happen.
Major offshore energy resources are at stake.
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