Editor’s note: This issue of Rohingya refugees coming to the US in large numbers is on par with the Syrian refugee lobbying push! Watch for it!
I have a boatload of information on Burma (Myanmar) I should have been posting, but I’ve been dragging my feet simply because it is so much information. Hillary’s announcement (not really, she had already announced) that she was (surprise!) running for President of the US over the weekend, forced me to at least mention this nugget.
Longtime readers know that we have followed the issue of Rohingya refugees for nearly 8 years (see our Rohingya Reports category) mostly because of our concern that there would be a big PR campaign to bring this most fundamentalist ethnic Muslim group to America, and there is!
We are bringing them and a big media push is on to bring many thousands more! I recently looked at the number of refugees who are getting out of Burma (Buddhist leaders want Burma to be a Buddhist nation) and being brought to your towns and cities—-over 12,000 Burmese Muslims so far!
So the Buddhists of Burma want to keep Burma as a Buddhist nation and it is our responsibility to take in the expelled minorities! Why?
Hillary had been bragging that during her reign as Secretary of State she was working her magic diplomacy on the Burmese government and getting them to calm down. Guess that didn’t work out so well as all the news is about the thousands of Rohingya getting into boats and sailing to Malaysia and Indonesia so they can be picked up by the US and brought to rural America!
By the way, the famous human rights activist, Aung San Suu Kyi, released from house arrest in Burma after 15 years, is not taking up the Rohingya cause much to the consternation of groups that comprise the human rights industrial complex. (See our many posts on that subject here).
The Podesta Group sent to Burma to help save Hillary’s legacy!
From the Washington Free Beacon (hat tip: Cathy):
As Myanmar backslides into religious conflict, a lobbying firm founded by Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman is working to rehabilitate its image.
The Southeast Asian nation inked an $840,000 contract in March with the Podesta Group, founded by Clinton campaign chief John Podesta and his brother Tony. The firm will work to “strengthen the ties between … Myanmar and United States institutions,” according to its contract.
That could involve meetings with members of Congress, the White House, reporters, and policy groups, according documents filed with the Justice Department’s National Security Division.
The liberalization of Myanmar was once seen as one of Secretary of State Clinton’s few success stories. However, recent humanitarian crises have drawn stern rebukes from top U.S. officials and human rights organizations.
The United Nations’ Human Rights division on Wednesday condemned the country’s government for jailing an activist who spoke out against state-sanctioned violence against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority.
“Rather than prosecuting individuals, who brazenly call for the Rohingya to be killed, for hate speech and incitement to violence, the authorities have jailed a peaceful advocate who dared to question the misuse and manipulation of religion for extremist ends,” the United Nations wrote.
Surrounding countries now face a refugee crisis as tens of thousands of Rohingya flee the country.
For everything you want to know on Rohingya Muslims, see our Rohingya Reports category (this is the 180th post archived there). Be sure to scroll through the posts and see that Buddhist monks want the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) to stay out of Burma!