I don’t understand exactly what triggered this round of attacks. Are they retaliatory? Was a gang rape or murder of a Buddhist nun etc. the first spark? Or was it actually an orchestrated hate-crime against the peace loving and much-contributing muslim population of Burma.
According to Irrawaddy, a muslim attacked and stabbed a Buddhist with a pair of scissors during an argument, in his eye. Four muslims where involved in the attack on the Buddhist who then went and hid to avoid arrest. And then, as usual, from a muslim perspective, the fight started when they hit us back.
But let’s say that indeed this was a peaceful and cooperative community of muslims who enrich Burmese culture a great deal with their piety, education, forward thinking and kindness as we are so accustomed to in large muslim communities elsewhere. Then I have a solution for them. The good muslim victims in Burma should look to one of the over 50 nations in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and move there. They must teach the Burmese a harsh lesson and the best way is to deprive Burma of the wonderful enrichment that a large community of muslims brings wherever it goes. One can only imagine the sorrow that the general Burmese community would feel when women’s rights and individual freedoms would suffer a blow like that.
Imagine. It would mean tons of hospital closures. Certainly the Royal Burmese Ballet would end with no great dancers or patrons left. No more brilliant architecture and no new major art galleries. No more great inventions and medical advances credited to Burma and its people.
Yes, its harsh, but clearly the best solution. If I were a Burmese muslim, I would be calling the movers right about now.