Posts Tagged ‘Agence France-Presse’

OIC Urges UN Action on Burma Muslims

April 21, 2013

OIC Urges UN Action on Burma Muslims

JEDDAH – Appealing for UN intervention to stop attacks on Muslims in Burma, a world Muslim body has urged the Burmese government to allow in a ministerial delegation to discuss anti-Muslim violence in the Buddhist country.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation calls on “Burmese authorities to strongly respond to the organization’s appeal and allow a ministerial OIC delegation to visit” Burma, the OIC said in a statement cited by Agence France-Presse (AFP).

More than 43 people were killed and several mosques burnt in a week of sectarian violence in the central city of Meiktila earlier this month.


Sri Lanka crowd attacks Muslim warehouse in Colombo

March 29, 2013

Sri Lanka crowd attacks Muslim warehouse in Colombo

Several people have been injured in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, when Buddhist monks led hundreds in an assault on a Muslim-owned clothing warehouse.

Buddhist monks were filmed throwing stones at the storage centre of popular garment chain Fashion Bug in a suburb of the capital on Thursday night.