The Chairperson of the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje has condemned the atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
The Mufti’s condemnation follows the killing of over 400 Rohingya Muslims over the past two weeks, with the Myanmar military going on the rampage burning homes, razing villages, intimidating, threatening and expelling them.
Over 120,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled the state, 400,000 are still trapped in the conflict zone while 20,000 trapped in ‘no man’s land’, international media reported, and according to Mubajje, military patrols are pushing the Rohingya Muslims in ‘catastrophic persecution zones’.
“We call upon the international community, human rights networks to take a lead in condemning the atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar,” Mubajje, who was addressing the press at Old Kampala mosque, said.
He added: “It is time we stand with the suffering without discrimination, all human lives matter before God. We are equal and no one has a right to take another’s life, for that power is only in the hands of God.”
Meanwhile, the mufti lauded the president Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, who called for United Nations intervention, failure of which Erdogan said he will deploy the Turkish army to try and contain the situation.