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1 Rabi al-Awwal 1439 A.H.- November 19, 2017 Issue # 47, Newsletter # 1733

Hadith of the Week

Building up Graves is forbidden.

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah, r.a :The messenger of Allah, pbuh, forbade that the graves should be plastered, or they be used as sitting places (for the people), or a structure should be built over them.

[Sahih Muslim Book 4, Hadith # 2116]

'Ali, r.a., said:"Shall I not send you on the same mission as the Messenger of Allah sent me? Do not leave any raised grave without leveling it, or any image in a house without erasing it." (Sahih)
أَخْبَرَ¦َا عَمْرُو بْنُ عَلِيٍّ، قَالَ حَدَّثَن¤ا يَحْيَى، قَالَ حَدَّثَن¤ا سُفْيَان¥، عَنْ حَبِيبٍ، عَنْ أَبِي وَائِلٍ، عَنْ أَبِي الْهَيَّ›جِ، قَالَ قَالَ عَلِيٌّ رضى الله عنه : أَلاَ أَبْعَثُ£َ عَلَى مَا بَعَثَنِ  عَلَيْهِ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم لاَ تَدَعَنَ§ قَبْرًا مُشْرِفً› إِلاَّ سَوَّيْت¤هُ، وَلاَ صُورَةً فِي بَيْتٍ إِلاَّ طَمَسْتَ§َا .
[Sunan Nasai Book 21, Hadith 2043]

Comment by Kaukab Siddiqie. Muslims should note that Shias have massively built up the imagined graves of Ali, r.a., and Hussain, r.a., as part of their religion. This year Iran sent 2 million people to Karbala. It was a massive display of state sponsored religion in direct opposition to the teachings of Islam.

Ali, r.a., himself taught against the building up of graves but they disobey the one they consider the center of their religion. [Arabic provided for our Arab readers.]

 Breaking News


According to wire services and US media, Islamic State fighters have established themselves in several provinces including Nangarhar and Kunar.
The US air force is trying to destroy IS bases but has not been able to eliminate them.


Jamaat al-Muslimeen

Risky Outreach in Newark, Delaware

On November 17, at Masjid Ibraheem a 4 page Jamaat document was given to 90
Muslims after juma' salat.
Here is an outline of the 4 pages:
  1. ICNA-ISNA leader Siraj Wahhaj's Support for hypocrites.
  2. Muslim Political Prisoners in USA: Imam Jamil, Dr, Aafia and others.
  3. Open letter to pro-CAIR Adams Center [al-Hajj Mauri Saalakhan.]
  4. Hadirh on Prophet's, pbuh, love for Usman, r.a.

[Readers might remember Siraj Wahhaj gave khutba at masjid Ibraheem a couple of weeks earlier in which he violated the Qur'an and spoke about himself most of the time,]


Israeli Oppression.
Palestinians forced to demolish Own Homes
November 14

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian store owner was forced to demolish his own shop in occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday, after Israel issued an order and demolition fee against the shop under the pretext that it was built without a nearly impossible-to-obtain building permit.

The Wadi Hilweh Information center, based in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, reported that Amin Abbasi was told by Israel's Jerusalem Municipality two weeks ago that if he did not demolish his shop within 30 days, crews from the municipality would carry out the demolition and force him to pay for the costs, which typically are extremely high.

The center said that the shop was built two years ago.

Abbasi's demolition was the second recorded self-demolition to take place in Silwan in 48 hours, after a Palestinian from the neighborhood destroyed his own home on Sunday for the same reasons, leaving his family of four homeless.

A spokesman of a Silwan-based committee formed to fight demolitions, Fakhri Abu Diab, previously told Ma'an that all 100 residential structures in the al-Bustan area are slated for demolition, and that the 1,570 residents of the area have exhausted all legal options.

 Web Statistics

New Trend's Web Site Doing Quite Well,

In October 2017, our web site, received
220297 hits
with a daily average of
683 visitors.

Thank you Br. Rich. Your steady support as web master means a lot for us.

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show


Impressive Effort through Facebook

Jamaat al-Muslimeen reached 4714 people through face book on November 5-6.
We received 968 likes.

The articles in this outreach included:
  1. Russian destruction of IS defenses.
  2. Appeal by al-Hajj Mauri Saalakhan to Adams Center not to include Muslim children in FBI recruitment.
  3. Critique of ISNA-ICNA leader Siraj Wahhaj who tried to distort the Qur'an to support hypocrisy [nifaq]

 Word Around The Net

by New Trend's Texas Observer

 Colin Kaepernick

GQ Citizen of the Year: Colin Kaepernick over J.J. Watt. Questions being raised: Cop hater over J.J's good deeds? "Taking a knee" or raising money for victims?

Trump seeking quicketst way out of the Paris Accord; wants to bypass the four-year exit procedure.
Climate Change: Fact or Fiction?

Embarrassing Failure of USA to Qualify for the World Cup prompts "out with the Old, in with the New!" movement.

Due to the so-called "Fair Education" Act, California Elementary Schools will be using pro-LGBT History books.

"UCLA Three" Caught Shoplifting in China: Not a Single Day spent in Jail ! Suspension or Expulsion? Are "favorites getting played"?


LGBT No but ....

AFP [Nov.19]

Turkey has banned all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups in its capital city, Ankara.

The ban has been imposed to protect "public security", the Ankara governor's office said.

The restrictions came into effect on Saturday and will last for an "indefinite" period, applying to all LGBTI film screenings, theatres, panels and exhib

The governor's office claimed such events may cause animosity between different groups and endanger "health and morality", as well as the rights and freedoms of others.

It warned some groups may be provoked by LGBTI events and take action against participants due to "certain social sensitivities".

Unlike many Muslim countries, homosexuality is not a crime in Turkey and numerous LGBTI associations are legally registered with the state. But there is widespread hostility and rights activists say LGBTI people face discrimination and stigma.

Upcoming Event

 Upcoming Events

Jamaat al-Muslimeen Shoora Coming up on December 2.

America's Muslims are facing a difficult situation. Their major organizations are so used to supporting the White House and the Pentagon that they are unable to create a new narrative which would adhere to Islamic guidelines.

Jamaat al-Muslimeen should try to achieve the following:
  1. Express the Islamic narrative on American politics.
  2. Motivate US Muslims to oppose Zionism, racism and imperialism.
  3. Find creative but non-violent ways of interpreting the agony of the Muslim world, particularly Africa, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Burma, Bangladesh, and China.
  4. Create male-female unity and equality without getting sublimated into the culture of the kuffar or the rigidity of Muslim conservatism.

New Trend urges readers to advise Jamaat al-Muslimeen's shoora committee on peaceful but creative methodology to deal with the flux of life in America.



Regime Threatening to use force against protestors who have occupied central Islamabad.

After 14 days of rallies, protests and speeches in Islamabad, several thousand Muslims are facing an imminent attack by security forces.

The protestors, led by Molana Khadim Hussain Rizvi, firebrand chief of Labbaike ya Rasool Allah are moving against the "Ahmeddi" religion. .

They are protesting insidious attempts by the government to legitimize the Qadiani ["Ahmeddi"] group who are considered non-Muslims by Muslims.

The regime is very conciliatory towards the protestors but is refusing to fire a minister who is seen as the man behind the Qadiani move.

 Shekulhadees Allama Khadam Hussain Rizvi
Khadim Hussain Rizvi

He leads a Sunni Islamic movement which till recently has kept out of Pakistani politics. Allama Rizvi profusely quotes Iqbal, lambasts western influences and calls for resurgence of Islam in its purity.

Recently he urged Muslims to free Dr. AAFIA SIDDIQUI who is in a US prison.

War News

 War News


Russia hits IS defenses in Bokamal. Heavy fighting continues. Russia-Iran-Alawite forces massacre civilians. Heavy Fighting around Damascus, near Aleppo and north east of Hama.

November 15-19. Long range Russian cruise missiles and jet bombers hit Islamic State defenses in Bokamal. Hizb-Iranian-Shia forces then poured into Bokamal. IS fighters withdrew from the city and then re-entered its northern portion. In the close combat which followed, 50 IS fighters and 31 Hizb-Iran-Shia fighters were killed.

[Heavy attacks and counter attacks are continuing.]

Tahrir al-Sham [al-Nusra, al Qaida ] is fighting Assad regime forces north east of Hama.

East and south of Aleppo, pro-Turkish Syrian fighters are battling Communist Kurds known as YPG SDF.

The regime is continuing bombing and shelling the suburbs of Damascus which are still in the control of various Islamic groups supported by local civilians. The regime [Hizb-Iran] battled the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic group but was repulsed. [Ahrar is also opposed to Tahrir.]

The regime has committed two more massacres with the help of Russia and Iran. In Douma city [near Damascus] the regime killed 20 civilians, including 5 children,

In and around Al-Atarib the regime has killed 82 civilians, including scores of women and children.

Along the Euphrates river, in the extreme south east, the Communist Kurds, with US air cover, advanced into Deir Ez Zor province. In the bitter fighting which followed 11 SDF [Kurds] and 9 IS were killed.

US air force bombed an IS ambush near Tanf [Jordan border area] killing 20 fighters.


November 14. A human bomber attacked a US
military convoy being protected by regime troops. According to Garowe Online [via Middle East Monitor]. 2 soldiers were killed and several injured. Al-Shabab says 5 US soldiers were killed. The US troops were travelling from an air force base in the lower Shabelle region to Mogadishu


The US carried out an air strike on IS. Details are lacking.


Regime Forces Suffering Catalcysmic Losses

On November 18, in Farah province, 6 regime
police officers were killed and 8 wounded in a Taliban attack.

Associated Press is reporting from SIGAR, a watchdog group, that the US-installed Kabul regime has suffered "shockingly high" casualties during 2017.

The toll is even higher than the 6800 troops and police killed in 2016. Taliban too have suffered hundreds of casualties.


ISIS reconstituting Itself. Series of Attacks across Iraq

On November 18, a large Shia force captured a small border town near the Syrian border. The regime broadcast it as a great victory.

However more worrisome for the regime is the series of small IS attacks across the country. IS is on the offensive while the regime is on the defensive.

On a daily basis, November 13 to 19, IS carried out bomb attacks in various parts of Baghdad causing a few casualties every time.

On November 17, IS carried out an attack in eastern Diyala province. The regime says the attack was repulse but gave no details.

In Mosul the same day, in the countryside, IS attacked regime supporters killing several.

The regime has handed over several hundred Russian Muslim women to the Russian regime. They had come from Russia to help the Islamic State but fell into Shia hands when the regime captured Mosul.

News Within the U.S. & Canada

Women are standing up for Roy Moore

By Bob Fredericks [NY Post]

November 18, 2017 | 12:10am

A group of women staged a rally Friday in support of beleaguered Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore — with one comparing the accused sex harasser to America's founders.

"He is the closest thing to a Founding Father that we have seen in our lifetimes," longtime Moore family friend Jennifer Case gushed at the Women for Roy Moore rally outside Alabama's state capital in Montgomery.

Moore, she added, was "a man who is beyond reproach."

Another woman called Moore, 70, the biggest defender of freedom since John Quincy Adams, the sixth US president, while others praised him as a shining example of a conservative Christian.

"I do not recognize the Roy Moore that these ladies are describing," said Ann Eubank, a conservative activist and co-chair of the Rainy Day Patriots Tea Party group, speaking of the nine women who have accused Moore of improprieties. "He's been tried and convicted by the mainstream media."

Kayla Moore, the candidate's wife, again stood by her man, calling him a devoted Christian who would not quit the race.

"I have been married to my husband for over 32 years," said Kayla Moore, 56, sporting a pair of silver cross earrings as supporters cheered. "He was a graduate of West Point and served our country in Vietnam and he has always been an officer and a gentleman. He is a loving father and a grandfather. Most important, he is a Christian."

Kayla had announced the rally on her Facebook page in a post that spelled "sexual" as the more prudish "s*xual."

The post encouraged backers to "join women from the state of Alabama who know Judge Roy Moore and have the courage to stand with him and his family against salacious accusations of s*xual misconduct."

At the rally, Kayla also attacked the media, slamming The Washington Post for reporting that a woman accused Moore of sexual assault when she was 14 and he was 32.



Warning.from Sis. Yasmin.
Do you Stop Speaking to your brother/sister for more than three days? It's a Sin!

Alhamduli'Allahi Rabbil-'Aalameen

wa-Salaatu wa-Salaamu 'alaa Ashrafil-Anbiyaa-e-wal-Mursaleen, 'Amma Ba'ad.

Assalaamu 'Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuhu.

The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) quoted ALLAH {Azza Wa Jall } as saying...

' My Love is obliged to those who Love each other for My sake... who Sit with each other for My sake... who Visit each other for My sake... and who Give to each other generously for My sake'...{!}

[Source:- Al-Muwattah, Volume 51~ Hadith # 15.]

The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said:

' It is not permissible for a man to be estranged from a believer for more than three {3} days...

If three days have passed, then he should go and give 'Salams' to him... if he returns the 'Salam'... then both of them will have share in the reward, and if he does not respond then the one who gave the 'Salam' will be absolved of the sin of estrangement.'

[Source : 'Bukhari' in al-Adab al-Mufrad. ]

~My 'Salaams' to All~

Courtesy: Sis Yasmin

"All that is on earth will Perish. But will abide {Forever} the Face of thy Lord, full of Majesty, Bounty and Honour"

{'Quran'- Surah Al-Rahman-55.26-27 }

"My Lord! truly, I'm in need of whatever good that You bestow on me!"

{'Quran' Surat Al Qasas 28 A # 24}

Contribution from a Reader

 Contributions from a Reader

A Sneak Attack on Free Speech.
By David Merlin
Published: 2017-11-10

A crafty attempt to make criticism of Israel "hate speech" subject to anti-discrimination laws is moving through Congress in the guise of the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act.

The Rabid Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, Nov. 7, 2017 on how criticism of Israel should be banned.

The Rabid Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, Nov. 7, 2017 on how criticism of Israel should be banned.

It started when the ADL and other extremist Jewish groups filed Title VI complaints on behalf of Jewish students who said they faced "anti-Semitic harassment and discrimination" because of their support for Israel.

The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act will codify the State Department's new and greatly expanded definition of anti-Semitism and, per se, classify a long list of criticisms of Israel as violations of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, all in the name of fighting anti-Semitic harassment.

The expanded definition under the Civil Rights Act would allow anyone who believes there has been an act of "harassment" to file a complaint under Title VI. The person or organization filing the complaint need not be a victim of the alleged discrimination but may complain on behalf of another person or group. So, as an example, if you say "Israel is acting like the Nazis when it shoots Palestinian school children" you are guilty of a violation of Title VI and anyone can file a complain against you.

The new definition also includes as "anti-Semitic" the claim that Israel as a state, invented or exaggerated the Holocaust.

The sponsors of the bill are Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC). A version has already passed in the Senate by unanimous consent.

The only thing to do now is to write to your Congress person, politely asking them to oppose this dangerous legislation.

[Courtesy CODOH. Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust.]


The Rohingya Genocide:
Why is Independent Arakan So Crucial?

Dr Firoz Mahboob Kamal

The liberty in genocide

The genocidal cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims -the stipulated key objective of the Myanmar government, has received a huge success. No other Army in the world could cause such a quick and massive eviction of the centuries-old settled people on earth. The Army could cleanse more than six hundred thousand people from their own homes in less than three weeks. They could also evict more than another four hundred thousand people in previous years. The Army have burnt about half of the Muslim villages in Arakan and made them completely empty for government take-over. The government needs such empty lands for building two deep sea ports: one for China and another for India. India needs that port to connect its eastern seven provinces. China needs that port to get quick access to outside markets from its southern part. This is why, both China and India have huge vested interest to support the ongoing ethnic cleansing in Arakan. Both China and India consider such cleansing of the Muslims population quite essential for safe passage of their trucks, buses, oil pipeline and cargo ships. In the beautiful sea shore of Arakan, the government also need huge area of Muslim-free land for building Army barracks, government offices, residential blocks for the Buddhist mainlanders and special economic zones for the foreign investors. Now, the ultranationalist ruling elite, the racist Army and the Muslim bashing Buddhist monks have enough reasons to celebrate such a spectacular success in ethnic cleansing.

The Myanmar Army could attain such a huge success only by committing horrific war crimes against the unarmed local civilians. Although the Rohingya Muslims are denied even the survival right in Myanmar, the Army enjoy unfettered liberty to commit even the worst form of war crimes. Because of such liberty in genocide, the genocidal crimes like mass killing, mass rape, mass eviction, mass torture, burning down of villages and other devices of ethnic cleansing could operate openly not for months or years, but for decades. The UN offices, the foreign embassies, and the human rights organisations that are stationed in Myanmar were fully aware of that. But their policy of silence, inaction and even appeasement give ample evidence that the Muslims life seldom matter to them. This is why, the Myanmar government and its Army didn't face any condemnation for such a worst genocide on earth -neither from the UN Security Council, nor from any world power. On the contrary, the Myanmar government receives full support cum endorsement from countries like China, Russia, India and Japan. The countries like Pakistan and Saudi Arabia also maintain tongue-tied silence. Pakistan sells fighter planes and other weapons to Myanmar and Saudi Arabia takes its oil pipe lines to China. This shows how the economic interest overwrites basic morality, humanity and the survival rights of the defenceless people. It also exposes how badly the world is hostage to the worst form of economic cum political animals.

Now, it is obvious that the Myanmar Army's huge success in meeting its war objective has left no political, social, educational, economic, and not even any survival space for the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Therefore, for saving life, they are left with no other option but to make desperate move to a safe haven in Bangladesh. For such a move, the hardships are huge; sometimes unbearable. In Arakan, there exists no road or boat route to make the journey easier. The old, the sick, the children, and the disabled had to travel hundreds of mile on bare foot through slippery mud of the paddy fields to reach the Bangladesh border. Many pregnant women gave birth to their baby on the way; and again they had to walk a long way. They even use flimsy raft made of plastic cans to cross a big river like Naf at the border. In such desperate moves, hundreds of men, women and children are already drowned. But the world leaders opted only to be the silent observers of the crime scene. So the genocide continues.

The pathology of genocide

Genocidal cleansing of a population never happens with the brutality of any man-eating animals. It is the premeditated war crime of the humans who proved again and again far beastlier than any wild animal. This is the work of the people who can build gas chambers, drop nuclear bombs, and can turn cities and villages into rubbles. They are the people who live with virulent political ideologies that want to expand their imperialistic dominance over others. Colonialism, imperialism, racism, fascism, ethnic cleansing, World Wars, gas chambers and war of occupation are the few historical facets of such ideological extremism cum terrorism. Terrorising people with nuclear bombs, chemical bombs, cluster bombs, missiles, and drones is their usual tool of domination over others.

The followers of these virulent ideological extremism quickly and very easily turn into the worst form of genocidal war criminals. Hence catalogue of their crimes is huge. Because of such war criminals, more than 75 million people had to die in two World Wars, and more than a hundred thousand people were burnt to death in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And in recent years, because of them, horrendous era of deaths and destruction landed on Gaza, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iraq, Syria, and now in Yemen. Because of them, more than three hundred thousand Syrians had to die and more than 6 million Syrians had to leave their homes. And millions of Palestinians have to live in camps for more than 65 years. Because of the same war criminals, cities like Gaza in Palestine, Grozny in Chechnya, Mosul, Ramadi, Tikrit, and Fallujah in Iraq, and Raqqa, Homs, Hama, Deira Zur and many other cities in Syria have been flattened to the ground.

The Myanmar government and its Army have taken the same route of terrible genocidal crimes. The ongoing non-stop war crimes in Iraq and Syria by the US and Russian Air Forces and the anti-Muslim rhetoric of the US President Doland Trump and killing of Muslims in Kashmir by the Indian Prime Minister Norendro Modi have heavily encouraged the Burmese war criminals to add more ferocity and atrocities to their ongoing campaign of genocidal cleansing. Therefore, killing, gang rape, torture, and setting fire to the Muslim properties and eviction of the Rohingya Muslims from their homes could be deployed as the war tactics against the civilians. Adolf Hitler wasn't the lone criminal to commit all the genocidal crimes; millions of the Germans and non-Germans also joined as the partner in his war crime. Likewise, the Burmese Army are not alone. Aung Sun Suu Kyi and her party "League for Democracy", the whole civil and political institutions of Myanmar, the Buddhist monks and the Myanmar media are directly and indirectly are the part of the same war crimes. They have also international partners; China, India, and Russia stand firmly behind these killers, rapists and arsonists. Because of their political sponsorship, these worst war criminals couldn't be condemned in any international forum including the UN Security Council, let alone stopping them. As a result, awful miseries of the "most persecuted minorities on earth" continue unabated.

Crime always breeds other crimes; sometimes it becomes more robust and horrendous than the original crime. This has exactly happened in Myanmar. The crime of the Myanmar government against the Rohingya Muslims started with the annulment of their citizenship in 1982. But such a crime of inhuman and unprecedented cancellation of the birth right of a people didn't end there. It proved to be the beginning of a bigger crime. The crime has become terribly genocidal. Now, the cruellest crimes like mass killing, gang rape, arson, torture and mass eviction of the innocent people from their own home have turned horribly wild. And, for continuation of such pure evil, the Myanmar Army has planted land mines along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border to kill the innocent returning refugees. The world leaders too, are showing their own crime. They are overwhelmed by the criminal silence.

The western leaders think that keeping silence or a blind eye on Myanmar government's atrocities is necessary to help Aung Sun Suu Kyi's newly elected government to get strength. They think that this way they are strengthening democracy in Myanmar. In reality, they are doing the opposite. In fact, their policy has helped aggravate the ongoing genocide. They have also failed to understand Aung Sun Suu Kyi's partnership in the crime. Aung Sun Suu Kyi, in her solo visit to Rakhine state, couldn't call these horrendous crime more than a quarrel between the local Muslim and Buddhist communities. Such a statement indeed gives a clear account of her own moral problem. By giving such a statement, she tried to hide the horrific crime of the Army and stood as a false witness to the world. Hence, her role didn't look different than a self-assigned collaborator to the Army. And to play the role of a collaborator to the crime, she continues to deny all the visible brutal atrocities of the Army. She even called the rape of the Rohingya women as fake.

The pretext of genocide

Like any crime, the genocidal crime in Arakan also started with a mammoth lie. To fit into the strategy of genocidal ethnic cleansing, the Myanmar government has fabricated the whole history of Rohingya Muslims. Colossal lies are now the main staple of their story. They hide the fact that the history of Arakan as well as the history of the Rohingya Muslims didn't start with the military rule in Myanmar, nor with the country's independence in 1948. There exists a long and huge Islamic legacy in the whole region. Because of its long coastal borders, the state of Arakan, like Chittagong of Bangladesh, was an important hub for the Arab traders and the Islamic missionaries for more than a thousand years. Before the initiation of current ethnic cleansing, the Rohingya Muslims were in majority. They also hide the fact that prior to the Burmese invasion in eighteenth century, the forefathers of these Rohingya Muslims had a Muslim sultanate there. The state even extended to the south-eastern part of Bangladesh. In fifteenth and sixteenth century AD, the Bengali language got a huge boost in the royal palaces of Arakan. Most of the noted medieval Bengali poets were related to the court. They do not tell the truth that in the whole history of Arakan, even in the history of Myanmar, there doesn't exist a single mention that the Rohingya Muslims were the foreign intruders. On the contrary, the Burmese Buddhists -known as the Rakhine minority in Arakan, are the immigrants from the central Buddhist heart land.

The whole pretext of the ongoing genocide against the Rohingya Muslims is based on motivated false propaganda. They ignore the annals of history that raising borders or barrier on ethnic line is a very recent phenomenon. Such barrier didn't exist in South Asia even 100 years ago. Therefore, a man from Yangon in Myanmar could easily travel to Peshawar in Pakistan or Dhaka in Bangladesh without any hindrance; and could build a house or open a business there. It was also true for a man making journey in the opposite direction to Myanmar. Hence, one can easily find ethnic, linguistic or religious linkage or continuity spread all over the south Asian countries. And Myanmar is not an exception. Bangladesh itself is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country with millions of people having ethnic and religious linkage with the people of various states of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, central Asia, Arab, Turkey and Myanmar. Hence, one can easily discover trans-border ethnic, linguistic or religious continuity spread over Bangladesh and its neighbours. Such linkage is also true for the people living in Myanmar. It is a process of slow social diffusion that takes place through ages. It is indeed the part of the human history that caused such a social mix-up of people of different race, language and religions through centuries. Only the people with extreme racism and pathological hatred against people of other religion or race can deny such natural sociological process. Awfully, the ultranationalist civil and military elite of Myanmar show the visible symptoms of such moral disease. Otherwise, how can they use the ethnic or religious linkage to commit crimes like "push-in", forced eviction or genocide against the Rohingya Muslim? True pathology of genocide in Myanmar indeed lies here in this moral disease.

Because of extreme form of hatred against the Muslims, the Myanmar government, the Buddhist monks and the ultra-nationalist political elites want to roll back the whole march of the history in Arakan. They want to give a fabricated narrative to the Rohingya issue with their sick ultranationalist motive. For that, not only they invent new lies, but also commit inexcusable crimes. They want to destroy all elements of Islamic history, legacies, icons and the Muslim institutions in Arakan. They want to give Arakan a new identity. They want to make it a land exclusively for the Buddhist Rakhine tribe. Therefore, genocidal cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims is so fundamental to their political objective. To start the process more decisively, they needed to put a new name for the old state of Arakan. Therefore, they named it as the Rakhine state after the name of the minority Buddhist Rakhine tribe. Now, the next step is the full Bhuddhistisation of Muslim Arakan. To attain that goal, they deem it necessary to have a genocidal cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims. This is why, along with dismantling the mosques and the Islamic schools in Arakan, ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims became the central piece of their military operation.

The incurable incompatibility & the liberation from captivity

Any political, social or economic problem can be amicably solved through negotiation. But what is happening in Myanmar is an awful moral problem; it is filled with extreme anti-Muslim hatred. Such a moral disease of the ultranationalist Buddhist extremists is incurable; no amount of talk around a negotiation table can't cure it. Such moral disease has caused incurable incompatibility between two communities. Because of such moral disease, they think of a Rohingya woman only as a suitable object of gang rape. They consider a Rohingya Muslim of any age or any sex a target of butchering, throwing to fire or forced eviction to Bangladesh. Moreover, the Myanmar Government, the Army, the political elite and the Buddhist monks have shown no sign of moral health that can recognise even horrific crime like murder, arson and rape as crime, let alone condemn it. Even Aung Sun Suu Kyi didn't prove different. This is why, she could describe genocidal cleansing of the Rohingya Muslim as a quarrel between two communities. And crime of rape appeared to her as fake rape. Hence, how a Rohingya Muslim can feel secure in their midst in Myanmar.

Moreover, the Myanmar government, the Army, the Buddhist monks and the nationalist Buddhist politicians have made it clear that they do not want the Rohingya Muslims back in their midst. It implies that they could also understand the issue of incurable incompatibility between two communities. The Rohingya Muslims too, are not ignorant of the issue either. Hence, they also do not want any Burmese Buddhists as a neighbour in Arakan. Wolf and hen can't live peacefully in the same premise. In such a situation, politics of reconciliation doesn't work. Then, separation is the only option. Hundreds of independent states have been created on earth because of such mutual incompatibility. Hence, like many other states in Asia, Africa and Europe, there needs another independent state in the land of Arakan. The Myanmar Army, the Buddhist monks and the ultranationalist politician can't blame others for dividing the country. By their own policy of genocidal ethnic cleansing, they have indeed made the necessary ground work for such a division by their own hand.

The regional and the international leaders must understand such basic and the unavoidable consequences of a genocidal war. Now, an independent state of Arakan for the Rohingya Muslims is the only way forward. If the Myanmar government is compelled by the international pressure to take them back, there remains little emotional, conceptual and ideological element left in the Rohingya Muslims to accept such an option. It is indeed tantamount to returning back to the same social, political and emotional captivity and humiliation that forced them to become the refugees. They will rather prefer to die in the relief camps in Bangladesh than surrender to such subjugation. The time of political reconciliation with the Buddhist ultranationalists has indeed elapsed long ago. Genocidal war of ethnic cleansing kills such a possibility very badly and quickly.

If the international community fails to understand the socio-political outcome of genocide and do not create a Kosovo like safe haven for the Rohingya Muslims, the consequence will be earth-shaking. The Rohingya Muslims will take their destiny in their own hand. Definitely, they will not spend generation after generation in the relief camps in Bangladesh, rather will make war for an independent Arakan themselves. In such a situation, all the civilised countries of the world will feel bound morally, ethically and constitutionally to support these worst victims of the genocide to establish their safe haven. The people of East Timor and South Sudan didn't face such ethnic cleansing. Still, they received lot of support from many countries. But, the suffering of Rohingya Muslims has crossed all limits of imagination. So, the support for the Rohingya Muslims will massive. Since Islam makes it a religious obligation to help such victims, it will work as immense magnets to attract people from all over the Muslim World to their help.

It is also true that geographically Arakan is larger than more than 10 per cent member states of the UN. Its population is larger than Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Vatican, Luxemburg, and many more countries. Because of its huge off-shore gas and oil reserve, it has the economic worth to become another oil reach country. However, ideological, spiritual, cultural, political and educational reasons for an Independent Arakan is much more crucial than any economic reason. For the same reason, the Bosnia and the Kosovan Muslims had to fight for independence from Serbian rule. For the same reason, the Kashmiri Muslims have taken the path of independence from India. For the Rohingya Muslims, there exist no different route either. Therefore, forcing the Rohingya Muslims against their wish to live under the Myanmar rule would be another crime in the annals of human history. Can any people with minimum self-esteem opt for that?

Independent Arakan: the only way-forward

The psychic trauma of a genocidal war is huge. It never heals. In the fields of politics, social cohesion, religious tolerance and state building, it is more disruptive than any volcanic eruption or any violent political revolution. Genocidal massacre, gang rape and the whole sale destruction of a community make people with various ethnic, linguistic and religious dissimilarities fully incompatible. It kills all opportunities of political reconciliation to make them reunite within the existing geopolitical premise. Then, a new geopolitical map to accommodate the dislocated people becomes an urgent necessity. This is why, a genocidal war immensely differ from a non-genocidal common war. This is why, India's all efforts are failing in Kashmir to keep the Kashmiri Muslims within Hindu-dominated India. For the same reason, the Jews had to make mass-scale migration from the genocidal continent of Europe. If Hitler had been the sole perpetrator to run the gas chamber, it would have been easily resolved. But, he had millions of German and non-German war criminals with the same ideological venom in their mind. So, the Jews felt fully incompatible in their midst. And now, the products of the European genocide are volcanizing the whole geopolitics of the Middle East. On a similar backdrop of genocide and with the similar sense of incompatibility, the Bosnian and the Kosovan Muslims had to establish independent state separated from the genocidal Serbians. Now, the Rohingya Muslims too, are forced to take the similar political roadmap. Because, their incompatibility with the Muslim bashing Burmese Buddhists is huge and incurable. The mater of security is the most important issue in selecting a place of living and socialising. How can a Rohingya Muslim think of living amidst rapists, killers and arsonists? Even if they manage somehow to physically survive in Buddhist Myanmar, how can they ensure that their children will grow up as true Muslim there?

A genocidal crime always causes incurable scars in the psyche of the victims. It reminds every day and night the painful sharp memory of being humiliated, gang raped and brutally tortured. Such pain survives till death. Not only it shapes peoples' perception on life, faith, philosophy and politics, but also shakes the geopolitical map of the region. Therefore, the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims will not end in refugee camps of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh; it will also impact the political philosophy, ideology and map of the region. No amount of political negotiation, relief goods, shelters and health care would remove the ugly experience from their traumatised psyche. How a Rohingya woman and her family can ever forgive and forget the pain of being raped by the Burmese sex predators. These worst war criminals must be punished in the International Criminal Court. Moderation, accommodation, and pacification with these genocidal extremists will be considered by any morally sound man or woman as another despicable crime. This is why, a genocidal crime always generate long war. Unfortunately, instead of bringing the criminals to the justice, the UN bosses and the other world leaders are rubbing shoulders with these genocidal extremists. They are also trying to make their crimes palatable to the victims. They are applying only a policy of palliation towards the Rohingya Muslims. Hence, providing tents, relief goods, some health care and finally negotiating to send them back to Myanmar appear the only roadmap of the UN and other leading countries. The same plan of palliation was applied in 1978, 1991-92, 2012, 2013 and 2015, but didn't work to cure the original disease. The crisis can only be solved by establishing an Independent Arakan. All other steps will only help continue the crisis. 16/11/2017

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