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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Expert: protests over Myanmar use to switch attention


After the rally of Muslims outside the Embassy of Myanmar in Moscow, to the problem of mass death of people in the South Asian state decided to connect the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. On Monday in the center of Grozny, he has collected more than a million inhabitants of the Republic and neighboring regions, the total population of Chechnya is approximately 1.4 million people. The experts explained to why this subject has received a lot of attention, although the conflict in Myanmar is more than a dozen years.


The Chechen state broadcasting company “Grozny”.

Provide notice of the meeting mainly by messengers. The phones came the message with a link to a video of the mufti of Chechnya Salah Haji mezhieva who called on all residents to come out to protest against the genocide of Muslims in Myanmar. The case record also broadcast on the national television channel.

On Monday, at 11 o’clock, at the Central square of Grozny at the mosque “Heart of Chechnya” began to gather the first participants of the action. The call of the mufti of Grozny treated with all responsibility — with them they brought posters and transportati with inscriptions in Russian and English: “Kadyrov and Chechnya against genocide”, “Stop killing Muslims of Burma”, and others. The protest, which lasted about three hours, passed without infringements and in a relaxed atmosphere.

See photo essay on the topic:

Came all of Chechnya: a million rally against genocide of Muslims in Myanmar

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On the eve of Kadyrov declared that if necessary he is willing to go even against the will of the Kremlin to protect Myanmar part of the Ummah. In particular, he assured that if he could have used against the government of Myanmar nuclear weapons. However, at the meeting he was more peaceful, and told everyone not to succumb to provocations and to call for armed struggle.

Note that such gatherings in Chechnya are not uncommon. So, in January of 2016 event in support of Ramzan Kadyrov and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Grozny has collected more than a million people. As many people gathered in 2015 for shares to protect the Muslims all over the world because of the provocative cartoons in famous French magazine “Charlie Hebdo”.

Experts told the “MK” why, despite long-standing conflict between Muslims and Buddhists in Myanmar, the Russian part of the Ummah pay attention to it just now, and as the Russian Buddhists refer to these events:

Akhmet yarlykapov, senior researcher at the Center for Caucasus and regional security MGIMO: “the Muslim media in Russia has long wrote on the situation in Myanmar, but it never caused such a stir. In my opinion, now the reverse reaction is because someone is trying to neutralize sensitive issues related to the Middle East and the Caucasians in this region.

At the time, banned in Russia “Islamic state” was joined by thousands of young people, not only from the North Caucasus, but also from other regions of the country. Now people are manipulated through social networks, against the backdrop of the defeat of the terrorists in Syria and Iraq to shift their focus to another problem.

As for the confrontation between Muslims and Buddhists in Russia, then this is the theme of bygone years. On motives of recent events, there have been attempts to draw Parallels between the situation in Myanmar and the relationship between the Chechens and the Kalmyks of the 1990-ies, but they have not received”.

Read the material on “What happened in Myanmar: Arakan massacre of Buddhists and Muslims”

Badma Byurchiev, a political commentator from Kalmykia: “In Kalmykia developments in Myanmar are discussed not as active as in the Muslim regions, but near the Embassy of this country in Moscow to Kalmyk mass-media and social networks have been a few reports of inadmissibility adjustment of Buddhists as terrorists. People are trying to engage in dialogue with Muslims to explain the inadmissibility of such generalizations. In the end, Muslims themselves have suffered from this, and now it turns out that at the first opportunity they themselves have resorted to the same technique.

Russian Buddhists, of course, not support the policies of Myanmar against the Muslims. The Dalai Lama has repeatedly condemned the killings, this is not the way Buddhists. For Kalmyk, Tibetan and other Buddhists of the Northern regions of the world, he is a much greater authority than for Buddhists from the South. We adhere to the Mahayana, and they — mainly Theravada.

In Russia there are no conflicts between Muslims and Buddhists. There is a confrontation, for example over land, but the faith is not relevant. Just Kalmykov is becoming less so as someone leaves the Republic in Moscow or abroad, and in their place come people from the overcrowded neighbouring Caucasian republics.”

Participate in the survey, “MK” “What, in your opinion, caused the outrage of Kadyrov, the situation in Myanmar?”

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