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MYANMAR’S FRONTIER MAGAZINE ARTICLE

ABOUT THE BURMESE TRANSLITERATION OF


‘GENOCIDE’ AND ‘HUMAN RIGHTS’
IGNORES THE BENGALI LANGUAGE
TRANSLITERATION OF THE SAME
by Rick Heizman, May 1, 2019

In a grossly biased and demonizing article, in Frontier magazine, by Than Toe Aung, titled -
‘Genocide’, ‘human rights’ and what’s lost in translation - the author and Frontier magazine
try to smear the Buddhist population of Myanmar by insinuating that the Burmese people
cannot even translate and define the terms ‘genocide’ and ‘human rights’ correctly. As well,
the author and Frontier Magazine push the common narrative that genocide is a one-way
action - the term ‘genocide’ can apply to any action of the Rakhine and Burmese civilians
and security forces - even as they defend themselves or fight encroaching Islamic terrorists -
but, no matter what the Muslims do - slaughter entire villages of Hindus, massacre ethnic
minority villagers in mountain villages, invade Buddhist villages with genocidal intent - the
term ‘genocide’ cannot be used or even suggested.

On March 28, the Burmese edition of The Irrawaddy published this cartoon on its website:

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The article says: The cartoon depicts two employees of an INGO, walking among a pile of
human corpses. One of them mentions that among the dead there are no bearded men
(meaning Muslims). “Well,” says his colleague, “then this is not genocide. Let it be.” A more
literal translation would be, “[this] race is not extinct yet”. The cartoon, which was later
deleted from The Irrawaddy’s website and Facebook page without explanation, echoes
popular rhetoric in Myanmar that the United Nations and the international community are
unfairly biased in favor of Muslims such as the Rohingya; that for them, “it is not genocide
unless the victims are Muslims”.

My response: Well, that is very true that the UN and many so-called ‘human rights activists’
are yelling genocide (committed against the Muslims) but, with ZERO evidence. It is the
ONLY so-called genocide with NO piles of bodies, NO photos and NO videos of ANY army
abuse, killings, rapes, burning - DESPITE at least 200,000 camera phones in the hands of
the Muslim ‘victims’. AND, there was no spike in births in the refugee camps 8 months later,
and, of course, all suggestions to do DNA testing to prove rape allegations were rejected.
AND, it is strangely a so-called genocide against a people whose population is increasing at
one of the highest rates on earth!

The reality is, once again, the OPPOSITE. The Bengali Muslims have attacked with the
intention of killing every single indigenous Buddhist, Hindu, and Tribal ethnicity again and
again and again. In 1942 Bengali Muslims launched a Jihad against the Buddhist population
of Maungdaw and Buthidaung Townships slaughtering 30,000 Buddhists in Maungdaw town
alone, in Burma’s largest single slaughter in centuries - an incident which rightfully CAN be
called a GENOCIDE.

WHAT IS GENOCIDE?

To be rightfully called a GENOCIDE there are some parameters to meet.

GENOCIDE is the planned destruction of a racial, national, ethnic, or religious (or non-
religious), group, culture, or nation - by the following means:

1. mass arrests, seizure, confinement, or detainment usually leading to

2. torture mutilation, mass murder and executions

3. forbiddance of, or elimination of national or ethnic culture and religious life

4. enslavement, and the suppression of, or absence of basic human rights

5. destruction of national, racial, or ethnic economy or livelihood  

6. the destruction or elimination being severe enough to obliterate completely, or massively


decimate the object of the genocide

In fact, genocide is not just one murderous event aimed at annihilating a group – it is a
systematic process that goes through multiple stages involving dehumanization,
persecution, and violence.

Part of the difficulty in applying the term ‘genocide’ to a situation is that there is no standard
set of parameters to meet.

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The UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide lists these
five criteria that determine if a process constitutes genocide. They are:

1. killing

2. causing serious bodily or mental harm

3. inflicting conditions of life calculated to bring about the physical destruction of the group
in whole or in part

4. imposing measures intending to prevent births

5. forcibly transferring children to another group

The charges of ‘genocide’ or ‘intended genocide’ can, should be, and eventually will be
charged upon the Bengali Muslims, and there is plenty of EVIDENCE in the form of verified
photos, verified videos, verified captured militant statements, verified villager victim
statements, verified documents, and verified intercepted WhatsApp and other social media
communications. Basically the Bengali Muslims had a systematic plan for a wanton
genocidal ethnic cleansing of all non-Muslims from the land that they wanted to steal from
the indigenous peoples and to create an autonomous Islamic State for themselves, and only
themselves.

There is evidence to fit ALL of the parameters of BOTH lists of criteria.

From the United Nations

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

Article III

The following acts shall be punishable:

(a) Genocide;

(b) Conspiracy to commit genocide;

(c) Direct and public incitement to commit genocide;

(d) Attempt to commit genocide;

(e) Complicity in genocide.

Article IV
Persons committing genocide or any of the other acts enumerated in article III shall be
punished, whether they are constitutionally responsible rulers, public officials or private
individuals.

The Bengali Muslims have committed ALL the defined acts listed in Article III.

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Be reminded that current Myanmar / Burma / and the Kingdoms of old ALWAYS had freedom
of religion. Walk down any street in Yangon, Mandalay, Mawlamyaing, etc, and you will see a
Buddhist temple, a Hindu temple, a mosque, a Chinese temple, a Sikh temple, various
churches, etc. Even in Rakhine State, there were and are many mosques and many Islamic
madrassas schools and Arabic schools. Contrast that to the fact that almost all Muslim
countries worldwide do not even RECOGNIZE Buddhism (and Hinduism) as valid religions,
and denigrate the followers as ‘idol-worshippers’ and discriminate against them severely.

From the United Nations

Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of

Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief

Article 1
1. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right
shall include freedom to have a religion or whatever belief of his choice, and freedom,
either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his
religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching.

2. No one shall be subject to coercion which would impair his freedom to have a religion
or belief of his choice.

3. Freedom to manifest one's religion or belief may be subject only to such limitations as
are prescribed by law and are necessary to protect public safety, order, health or morals
or the fundamental rights and freedoms of others.

Article 2

1. No one shall be subject to discrimination by any State, institution, group of persons, or


person on the grounds of religion or belief.

2. For the purposes of the present Declaration, the expression "intolerance and
discrimination based on religion or belief" means any distinction, exclusion, restriction or
preference based on religion or belief and having as its purpose or as its effect
nullification or impairment of the recognition, enjoyment or exercise of human rights and
fundamental freedoms on an equal basis.

Article 3

Discrimination between human beings on the grounds of religion or belief constitutes an


affront to human dignity and a disavowal of the principles of the Charter of the United
Nations, and shall be condemned as a violation of the human rights and fundamental
freedoms proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and enunciated in
detail in the International Covenants on Human Rights, and as an obstacle to friendly and
peaceful relations between nations.

It is the Bengali Muslims who have NO tolerance or respect for ANY other religion - including
various other sects of Islam - and they will again and again destroy and obliterate any and all
objects of their hated religions, from Buddhist and Hindu statues to shrines and temples.
Furthermore, it is the Bengali Muslims who will force non-Muslims, at the point of a knife,
sword or gun, to convert to Islam, or be tortured, killed, and/or beheaded. It is this
supremacism that has reared its ugly head since the very beginning of Islam, that is the root
of all of this conflict, and is the reason why the Muslims are largely disliked.

Do people have to tolerate the intolerable? NO! The intolerable should learn to tolerate!
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This next section addresses the child abuse that is so prevalent in Bengali Muslim culture, in
which children are taught from day 1 of their lives that ONLY Islam is true and correct for ALL
people worldwide, and ALL other religions are to be destroyed completely, and it is the duty
of all Muslims to do so. The Muslim children are taught again and again that they should
NOT respect anything about other religions, they should NOT enter a temple of shrine of any
other religion, and they should view all non-Muslims as blasphemous deviants that only
belong in hell. This rampant child abuse is Mental, Physical, and Spiritual. It is extremely
difficult for these children, in their future, to ever be tolerant, compassionate and loving.

Would you want your children playing with children who are taught that someday you can cut
off their heads in the name of Allah?

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3. The child shall be protected from any form of discrimination on the ground of religion or
belief. He shall be brought up in a spirit of understanding, tolerance, friendship among
peoples, peace and universal brotherhood, respect for freedom of religion or belief of
others, and in full consciousness that his energy and talents should be devoted to the
service of his fellow men.

5. Practices of a religion or belief in which a child is brought up must not be injurious to


his physical or mental health or to his full development, taking into account article 1,
paragraph 3, of the present Declaration.

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‘HUMAN RIGHTS’

Once again, the author of the article and Frontier desperately want to imply that Burmese
people have no idea what ‘human rights’ are because they say that Burmese people don’t
even transliterate the term in a correct way. But, of course, the author and Frontier make no
such judgement on the fact that the Bengali Muslims, along with most of the world’s Muslims
are actually ideologically opposed to ‘human rights’ because that would run counter to
Sharia Law, which, to them, supersedes all manmade laws because the only true laws come
directly from Allah. However, conveniently and manipulatively, Muslims will scream for
‘human rights’ when their abuse of other peoples ‘human rights’ - such as victims of Islamic
terrorism and/or Islamic agenda - result in consequences, responsibility, cause and effect.

The Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam (CDHRI) is a declaration of the member
states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) adopted in Cairo, Egypt, on August 5,
1990. The Declaration starts by saying "All human beings form one family whose members
are united by their subordination to Allah and descent from Adam.”

• Article 10 of the Declaration states: "It is prohibited to exercise any form of compulsion on
man or to exploit his poverty or ignorance in order to convert him to another religion or to
atheism."

• Article 19 stipulates that “there are no other crimes or punishments than those mentioned
in the sharia.” Sharia allows corporal punishment (whipping, amputation) and capital
punishment (death) by stoning or decapitation.

• Article 24 of the declaration states: "All the rights and freedoms stipulated in this
Declaration are subject to Islamic Sharia.”

• The CDHRI has been criticized for failing to guarantee freedom of religion, in particular the
right of each and every individual to change their religion, as a "fundamental and non-
derogable right”.

So, the real question and topic could and should be:

Does Islam have, teach, or extol ‘human rights’?

Do Muslims respect the ‘human rights’ of non-Muslims?

Does Sharia Law include ‘human rights’? - for non-Muslims?

Can non-Muslims have ‘human rights’ that Sharia Law-


bound Muslims don’t have?

Can Muslims accept that?

Than Toe Aung - please write about these questions - it will


be infinitely more relevant for a future of peace, stability, harmony,
compassion and metta.

by Rick Heizman, May 11, 2019

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