Breaking News: Rakhinese Mob Destroying A Mosque In Kyauk Phyu
|The Mosque in Kyauk Phyu (Photo Courtesy: RB News)|
November 18, 2013
Kyauk Phyu, Arakan – Rakhinese mob in Kyauk Phyu are destroying a mosque that is situated on Strand Road, Than Pan Chaung Quarter in Kyauk Phyu Township of Arakan State.
The mob claims that they are totally uncomfortable with the now concluded visit of OIC delegation led by Secretary General Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu. They give this as the reason that they are destroying the mosque. They started at 8 pm local Myanmar time. The mob came from rural areas in the last few days to protest against OIC in Kyauk Phyu.
The Muslims lived in Kyauk Phyu were forced to leave from the town on October 22nd-24th of last year. All of them were placed in refugee camps. After a year, this the only mosque that was left in good condition among seven in Kyauk Phyu. The last is now under attack by the Rakhines mob.
According to a conversation with local Buddhists by a correspondent of RB News, the Mosque’s Minaret was completely destroyed in the beginning and 75% of the mosque was destroyed at 10:45 pm local time.
Although the security forces are standing in front of the mosque, they are not stopping the mob and letting them to destroy it.
The two story Madrassa (Islamic School) that is situated inside the mosque was completely destroyed and the mob are destroying the walls outside of mosque at this moment.
The Rakhinese mob consists of about 600 people, according to local Buddhists in Kyauk Phyu.