MPs Vote Unanimously To Declare Treatment of Rohingya a 'Genocide'
The House of Commons unanimously adopted a motion Thursday to recognize the crimes against the Rohingya as a genocide. The motion, put forward by Liberal MP Andrew Leslie, also endorses the findings of a UN fact-finding mission outlining how crimes against humanity have been committed by the Myanmar military against the Rohingya and other minorities.
In Washington, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland praised MPs for passing the motion to recognize 'this atrocity'. 'It is a very important step for Canada to recognize that crimes against the Rohingya constitute a genocide,' she said after emerging from NATA talks. Canada is leading an international effort for justice and accountability, Freeland said..."
Rohingya's Long History of Jihadism Must Be Acknowledged
"...The international community has rightly condemned the crackdown. But, in doing so, it has failed to recognize that Rohingya militants have been waging jihad in the country - a reality that makes it extremely difficult to break the cycle of terror and violence.
Rakhine State, where most of Myanmar's Rohingya reside, is attracting jihadists from far and wide. Local militants are suspected of having ties with the Islamic State (ISIS), al-Qaeda, and other terrorist organizations. Moreover, they increasingly receive aid from militant-linked organizations in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan..."