Many Myanmar Muslims and Rohingyas are depressed, confused and have no much hope in Myanmar. Many of them tried to derail the well planed onslaught of repeated attacks on Islam in Myanmar. We all know this old episode of “Anti-Muslim Riots film” would be repeated PRN by the successive Military Dictators including the present Government.
Last Eid Gyi (Hari Raya Haji) I had a good conversation with Mr. Bertil Lintner. He told us that he came to do research on Rohingyas KL because strongly believe that Myanmar Government is going to commit a VERY BAD atrocities on Rohingyas and Myanmar Muslims soon.
Many Muslims tried to stop this by various means but Islamophobic Propaganda Hate Speeches are churned out by the Myanmar Main Stream Media, Internet, Monks’ sermons, freely distributed books, booklets and Pamphlets.
My Muslim friends and brothers even try to engage with some Sayardaws and famous monks. But one monk who was jailed for Anti-Muslim activities could not pretend long and shown his colors and repeatedly campaigned with the Hate speeches against Islam.
Muslims tried to avoid confrontations but the world has seen the dirty, low standard abusive languages used on line. But Myanmar Muslims are bombarded with verbal insults and physical insults every day like been spit ‘accidentally’ but frequently with sliver or with “Kone Thwe” or betel nut juice.
This post is written to my Muslim friends who are confused and depressed.
May I repeat the old story I have written earlier….
Mongol Tartars went to attack Iran, Iraq, Turkey up to Palestine and killed about 2-3 million Muslims there. Married their wives and daughters of killed Muslims…..How bad? Why Allah allowed these atrocities?
The Muslim wives CONVERTED those wild Mongols into Muslims…
Because of those Muslim Mongols..now we have Former Russian Central Asia Muslim countries, Chechnya, Chinese Muslims…and the Moghul Empire Indian Muslim, Pakistan, Bangladesh Muslims and up to Myanmar Muslims. Allah removed the corrupted weak Muslims and replaced with strong powerful Muslims.
PLEASE do not misunderstand that I am telling Rohingyas are not good. Even if Yangon and Mandalay are developed like Singapore and KL Buthitaung and Maungdaw would be the same undeveloped back water places. At least now many Rohingyas are in developed countries.
Now Rohingyas are the Palestinians of Asia. May be seedlings of Islam spread around the world. Some are poor but there are a lot of well to do, well connected professionals and businessmen around the world.
Just look at my life, although I had an excellent academic record I was not allowed to even do Internal Masters. DGME (Director General of Medical Education) openly told that they could not give a Kala (That was at the end part of Ne Win era. But before that time and after Ne Win resigned and the military coup, they started to allow Muslims to do post graduate again). Nowadays my classmates and junior doctors are already in high places and posts like Vice President, Ministers, DGs, Directors, Rectors, Head of Departments etc.
Now only I realized that if Allah had just given me that MSc, I would be stuck and rotten in Burma. Now even if I were offered a time machine and give a second chance giving me the postgraduate degree and a minister’s post I would not change place.
Shukur Alhamdullilah, not because I am rich, I am free and can do all these works for the downtrodden brothers back in Myanmar. My children and especially grandchildren are no more suppressed with the invisible (in Myanmar it is obvious) glass ceiling above their heads.
So we all have to remember this, “Man proposes and Allah Disposed” We try our best with good intention, Allah will decide for us. Now I realized that there are a lot of blessings in disguises even in my short lifespan.
Allah knows the BEST!
May Allah protect all our Muslims in Myanmar and give good health, education, wealth and peace. Ameen.