Buddhists Rally To Support Mynamar Military

NAYPYIDAW — Buddhist monk and anti-Muslim com­munity leader Wirathu (C) marches with thousands through the streets during a pro-military rally, Oct. 14, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar.

Myanmar’s extrem­ist Buddhists rally in Yan­gon to voice support for the military’s state-sponsored crackdown campaign against Rohingya Muslims, vowing to “fight back” any interna­tional attempt to bring their top generals to justice for the crimes they perpetrate against the country’s unwant­ed minority community.

Several thousand anti-Muslim and pro-military Buddhists marched through Yangon on Sunday, holding portraits of Myanmar’s mili­tary chief, General Min Aung Hlaing, who has been referred by the UN to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for pros­ecution over actions that could amount to genocide and crimes against humanity during the crackdown he has been leading against Rohingya Muslims.

Last year, extremist Bud­dhist monks rushed to help Myanmar’s military, when it intensified its crackdown cam­paign against Rohingya Mus­lims in Rakhine State.

The campaign – which the UN described as the textbook example of ethnic cleansing campaign – has seen mass killings, torture, and gang rape of Rohingya Muslim as well as arson at­tacks against their homes and farms in Rakhine.

Rohingya trace their pres­ence in Rakhine back centuries, but most people Buddhist- ma­jority Myanmar see them as un­wanted immigrants from Ban­gladesh, with the state denying the Muslims citizenship.

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