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1947 DOCUMENTS BETWEEN JAMIATUL-ULAMA (the party of the

Arakan Muslims), and BRITISH OFFICIALS, ARE REVEALING


by Rick Heizman, July, 2014, San Francisco

THERE ARE SEVERAL POINTS OF INTEREST IN THESE DOCUMENTS THAT ARE


VERY RELEVANT TO THE SITUATION,
AND ESPECIALLY TO THE PERCEPTION OF THE CURRENT SITUATION IN ARAKAN:

1) In these documents, notice that the Muslims NEVER used the term ‘Rohingya’ to
describe or label themselves. They always referred to themselves as ‘the Muslims’ or
‘Arakan Muslims’. They identify themselves by religion more than anything else, and
more than anyone else.
(example: the Chin, Kachin, and Karen (Kayin) don’t call themselves ‘the Christians’ or
the ‘Chin Christians’, ‘Kachin Christians’, or ‘Karen Christians’. And the Burmese don’t
call themselves ‘the Buddhists’, or the ‘Burmese Buddhists’.

Before this +me, the Muslims were called ‘Bengali-Muslims’ or ‘Chi;agong-Muslims’ (which indicate
that they came from outside Burma) by the Bri+sh, themselves, and others. Between the end of WWII and
independence they began to use the term ‘Arakan Muslims’ in order to showcase themselves as being as
deeply imbedded in the land of Arakan as the Buddhists - despite the fact that their Bengali language
(specifically ‘Chi;agongian Bengali’ because most of them came from Chi;agong) is NOT a language from
Arakan. To help this manipula+ve effort they concocted a new and preposterous history - see number 3
below. Ul+mately, the term 'Arakan Muslims' failed it's sly purpose, and then the term 'Rohingya' -
unknown to anyone including the Muslims - started to appear and be used.

These days, ignorant and misguided Western writers and journalists - who think they
know everything even better than the indigenous Rakhine Buddhists - are often
screeching to others that those people who object to using the term ‘Rohingya’, and
instead refer to them as ‘Bengali Muslims’, or simply ‘Bengalis’ are exhibiting bigotry and
ignorance - when actually those accusers are the ones trying to impose their own
ignorance and bigotry, and showing that they have no qualms about falsely accusing
and demonizing an entire Buddhist Culture that is deeply rooted in their own homeland.
IF THE MUSLIMS DID NOT USE THE TERM ‘ROHINGYA’ AT THAT TIME,
THEN IT PROVES THAT IT WAS MADE UP FOR A DEVIOUS PURPOSE.
There is already plenty of proof that ‘Rohingya’ is a recently made term to use - along with
a made-up history - in order to fool people into sympathizing with the unbridled victimhood,
and tacitly supporting their real aims of seizing the land of the Rakhine Buddhists,
demonizing the Buddhists so that they have no support, and eliminating them. People who
don’t believe that are simply people that don’t know the history and the incidents that have
occurred making their goal more and more in reach.
And, don’t be fooled by any notion that they will be happy and content to be granted
Burmese citizenship. They do NOT want to be part of an infidel-led country, and they will
simply use citizenship as a way to gain a population superiority and then leave the nation
of Burma / Myanmar. 

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2) These papers also show the objections, and even disgust, that officials had with the
demand of the Muslims to have a State or Territory made for one particular religion.
The Governor of Burma - H. E. Rance - wrote in response, “Religion itself cannot be the
basis of nationality. It has no precedent in Burma or in the world”.
Sultan Ahmed, leader of the main party of the Muslims - Jamiatul-ulama-e Islam - and
other top Muslim leaders were inspired by and communicating with the leaders of soon-to-
be Pakistan, which would be carved out of India purely because of religion - the Muslims
of India demanded their own country - Ghandi was aghast.
Some of the Arakan Muslims advocated joining Pakistan, others wanted a separate
country - both ways would require war in order to break it off from the nation of Burma.

History shows what Arakan would be like today, if it had become a Muslim State:
In 1948, the popula+on of East Pakistan, (later becomes Bangladesh) included 28% Hindu people, now
there are 9%. Bangladesh was overwhelmingly Buddhist for many many centuries, now the remaining
Buddhists are 0.7% - less than one percent of the popula+on.
In 1948, Pakistan had about 20% Hindu, Buddhist, Chris+an, and Sikh. Now: 1.6% Hindu, 1.8% Chris+an,
0.18% Buddhist, 0.06% Sikh, total about 3.5% non-Muslims.

3) In these papers, Sultan Ahmed puts forth the new and preposterous history of the ‘Arakan
Muslims’. He claims Muslims ‘settled down in Arakan about the year 788’.
It is in the 7th century that Mohammed lived and Islam began - and Arakan was 5000 long
miles away. It took many centuries for Islam to even reach half of that distance. It was in
the 13th century that the Bengal area and the Turkish lands even started to become
Muslim. The famous ancient Buddhist university of Nalanda, in India, was entirely
destroyed by Muslim invaders in the late 12th century, and the great Buddhist Pala
Kingdom succumbed to the Muslim conquest in the 13th century. Turkish lands started
changing to Islam in the 13th century, and its Roman Empire capital of Constantinople
(now Istanbul) fell to the Muslim armies in the 15th century. It is abundantly clear that such
statements as Sultan Ahmed put forth (and are once again being touted today) about
Muslims arriving in Arakan in the 8th century, are undisputedly false fantasy, backed by no
evidence, and impossible to be true.

His claims that the Muslims and Buddhists lived side by side peacefully are simply
romanticized history to conceal real history. Indian historians claim that during 5 centuries
of Muslim conquest and rule about 80 million Hindus (and Buddhists) were killed in
Indian lands - which included Bengal.

And, even more galling is his mention of the 1942 massacre in Maungdaw, of 40,000
Buddhists by Muslims using British weapons that were supposed to be used against the
Japanese invaders - but Sultan Ahmed called it ‘communal riots’ when ’40,000 innocent
people’ were killed.
True, they were innocent. 40,000 Buddhists killed, hundreds of Buddhist villages burned,
more than 100,000 Buddhist refugees fled for their lives.
It is the largest massacre in contemporary Burmese history, and the only one to be
properly called a GENOCIDE in the correct definition of the word.

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This effort, as documented in these historic le;ers of 1947 failed (for the Muslims) and on January 4,
1948, Burma became independent. This meant nothing to the Muslims - they had other plans.
On June 9, 1948 the Mujahid Party sent a le;er - an ul&matum - to the new government of The Union of
Burma. It was a list of demands, including:
The areas between the Kaladan and Naaf rivers must be recognized as the Na+onal Home of the Muslims of
Burma (and this is the land they had ethnically cleansed of Buddhists in the last 6 years!)
The Mujahid Party must be granted legal status as a poli+cal organiza+on in the new government of Burma
(and this party preaches holy war against the Buddhists who have lived there for centuries!)
The Mujahidin fighters who had been captured and jailed (for slaughtering Buddhists, and burning and
destroying villages, temples and monasteries) must be uncondi+onally released.
.......and those were just three of the demands.
The new central government, s+ll trying to recover from the assassina+on of Bogyoke Aung San - Burma’s
hero, father-figure, and hope for the new independent country - refused these outrageous demands, and
quickly the Muslims in northern Arakan declared jihad (holy war) on Burma.
The Mujahidin launched a vicious campaign and destroyed all the Buddhist villages in northern Maungdaw
Township (the southern parts had been destroyed 6 years earlier).

HERE ARE
THE
DOCUMENTS:

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False and impossible history:

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The British response:

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The ‘memorialists’ refer to some of the Muslims , who believe
that they were granted the right to form their own Muslim State
in exchange for helping the British fight the Japanese - there
seems to be no basis for this - and no evidence or corroboration.

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