"In tracing the plight of the Rohingya refugees, this book shows that the Rohingya refugee problem emerged out of a number of historical trajectories. This book sets out all the issues in depth, and explores some of the approaches that are available to us to alleviate the situation – available to all of us, not just policy-makers in the West."
‘Think Myanmar, think Burma, and the world thinks Aung Sang Suu Kyi and the dawning of democracy. Azeem Ibrahim’s brilliantly researched book exposes the dark underbelly of this emerging state. Discrimination against minorities is rampant, but most acutely against the Muslim Rohingyas who are persecuted at the hands of the vast Buddhist majority. This important book exposes very great suffering that even Myanmar’s now elected leaders have little or no interest in combatting.’
This excellent book demolishes the Myanmar argument, shamefully echoed by Suu Kyi, that the Rohingya are “illegal immigrants.” Their ancestors may have been in the area when the Rakhine showed up around 900AD.”
"Genocide is the worst crime against humanity. It is a crime that can be prevented by heeding early warning signs of discrimination and persecution of minorities on the basis of their religion, race or ethnicity. In the last decade of the 20th century the genocides in Rwanda and Bosnia could have been prevented by earlier active engagement by the international community when these warning signs were clear. Azeem Ibrahim has issued a clarion call to protect a vulnerable and little known Muslim minority in his compelling and thoroughly researched book, Rohingya: Inside Myanmar's Hidden Genocide. Dr. Ibrahim makes a powerful appeal to use the lessons of the 20th century to prevent a foreseeable genocide in the 21st."
“In exploring, and exposing, the treatment of the Rohingya people of Burma Azeem Ibrahim has done great service to the truth about the terrible oppression which they are enduring, and has issued a call to all free people to secure international action to uphold their basic human rights.”
“Even after the horrors of Cambodia, Rwanda, and Darfur, the world still strains to hear the cry of a downtrodden people. Time and time again, experience has shown that what minorities who live under the threat of annihilation need most is a voice that cannot be ignored. After decades of persecution, the Rohingya people are finally getting that voice – from the efforts of journalists, activists, and scholars alike. The Rohingyas promises to provide desperately needed awareness at a critical turning point in the history of Burma – awareness provided by a renowned and accomplished scholar and policy advisor, Dr. Azeem Ibrahim.”
“Dr Ibrahim makes a strong case for naming the situation facing the Rohingya a genocide and convincingly shows the urgent need for immediate action to alleviate ongoing suffering as well as to arrest any escalation. He does an excellent job of dismantling the arguments made by some commentators that the Rohingya, as a group, did not exist in Myanmar in the past”
"Exhaustively researched book does a valuable job of recording the group’s suffering in painful detail, and he is right to urge the world to pay even closer attention to what is happening in Arakan."
"Ibrahim offers one of the fullest descriptions available of the current Rohingya crisis, retelling the narrative of the emerging genocide with force (if not always the clearest prose).”
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