Translation in gist from the article in Myanmar Muslim Media.
Myanmar Journal Aung Zae Yatu had insulted Islam and Prophet Mohamad (pbuh) in its No 44, 1376 published on the Friday 17th October 2014 edition.
Aung Zae Yatu journal No. 44 edition has published the “Preface of Extremism” article and “Islamic Muslim invasion wars by Muhamad who destroyed the Buddha’s historical inheritances.” The wrong facts published in those articles have insulted physical and spiritual status of our beloved Prophet (pbuh) and painted the Prophet (pbuh) as a cruel and morally corrupted person.
These articles not only disturb the peace and stability of Myanmar but also insult and poke the hearts and minds of all the Muslims of Myanmar. So almost all the rank and file of Muslims of Myanmar are telling Myanmar Muslim Media their wish to take action and sue the said journal (publisher and authors.)
Prominent Muslim leader Khalifa U Thein Win Aung told Myanmar Muslim Media,
“According to our religion, after Allah (swt), His Prophet Muhamad (pbub) is the person we respected and love most.
As we all used to exactly follow the orders of our Prophet (pbuh), we regarded this insult on him as the insult on our Allah (swt) and it also insults our heart.
This insult on all the Muslims of Myanmar should be regarded as disturbing the peace and tranquility of Myanmar.”
In the Thuria (Maurisia) U Aung’s “Preface of Extremism” article he wrote rudely using crude words about our Prophet (pbuh) like:
“He wed (using rude Myanmar word) Khatija.”
“Muhamad had done jihad not only on Mecca but other places.”
“Muhamad had led the robbing of the travelers and traders; Jews, Christians, Persians, Egyptians.” By doing so he accused and insulted our Prophet (pbuh) as a dacoit, bandit, pirate or armed robber.
In the same article he wrongly accused and wrote, “Arabs took numerous wives. Muhamed made a rule to marry four wives only. But he himself had wed 40 wives.”
In the “Preface of Extremism” published in the self declared as a Buddhist Missionary Journal, Aung Zae Yatu No 44, he wrote numerous insults on Islam and Prophet (pbuh) and at the end of the article, “The appearance (in this world) of Muhamad is akin to the arrival of calamity for the world. In our daily prayers instead of traditional prayers to be away from three types of calamities, now we need to pray to spare us from four types of calamities.” He included our beloved Prophet (pbuh) as a catastrophe or disaster to the world.
In the “Islamic Muslim invasion wars by Mohamad who destroyed the Buddha’s historical inheritances” article published in that same Aung Zae Yatu Journal’s page 10, written by Ashin Munita-Dhammasariya:
“The person named Muhamad…after running away from Medina, once he was strong with 500 followers started to attack and took over Mecca. After that he slowly invaded the whole Arabia with the religious war and established the Islamic Religion.” He painted as if Islam was spread by sword.
That Aung Zay Yatu and Tharki Thwe (Sykian blood) journals are misusing the freedom of speech to spread the Hate Speeches and Islamophobia.
“As the Myanmar Government failed to protect the Religious Freedom, of its Muslim citizens which was provided and enshrined in the Constitution, this problem could ignite the religious riots which could spread internationally”, said the Rule of Law and Human Rights Network Activist U Nyi Nyi.
He continued,” As Islam is the world’s religion, if insult the Prophet (pbuh) the problem is not just regional but could spread as an International Reaction. Myanmar Government should be aware of this. Myanmar Government should take a clear and severe action on this insult.