An Old Mosque Torched In Maungdaw By Rakhine Extremists
November 23, 2013
Maungdaw, Arakan – Rakhine extremists torched a mosque after torching the municipal market in Maungdaw Township of Arakan State.
About 300 Rakhine extremists gathered and torched an old mosque namely “Hakim Ali” situated on the main road nearby Song Pie Nyar village, Myo Thu Gyi village tract in Maungdaw Township at 9:30 pm local time. Then the group was tried to torch the village nearby the mosque.
The Rakhines have been showing their evilness since the high official delegation of OIC (Organization for Islamic Conference) visited the state. There is speculation that Rakhines killing two young minor girls, then instigated they were killed by Rohingyas. The UN resolution on Rohingya citizenship made more anger to their leaders and today one-sided attack on Rohingya started in Maungdaw.
The 969 gang has been planning to shut down all mosques in the country, but it is beyond of their control. However, they are creating unnecessary problems whenever they find any chance. On Friday a madarasa (Islamic religious school) that was being renovated in Thingangyun Township, in Yangon Division, was forced to stop work by the higher authorities.
The said madarasa was renovating after being granted permission from municipal department. About 120 so-called monks went to Township administration office and asked to stop the renovation work. They threatened that unexpected things would happen and they would campaign across the country against the madarasa if the authorities failed to stop the renovations. At the end, the authorities sent an official letter to the committee of the madarasa and the renovating work was stopped.
|(Photo Courtesy: Mizzima News)|
The leader of the 120 so-called monks was holding a Walkie-Talkie (see above photo). In Burma, the Walkie-Talkie is allowed to be used by police, military and the intelligent department only. So according to the photo, it said that the protest against the mosque was preplanned by the authorities and fake-monks are leading the protest in anti-Muslim campaigns.