Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

GMB AKASH

“Refugees didn’t just escape a place. They had to escape a thousand memories until they’d put enough time and distance between them and their misery to wake to a better day.”

 

There are about 1 million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Since the 1970s Rohingya refugees have been coming to Bangladesh from Myanmar.

Sharing Nine real life stories of ‘Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh’

Featured first on my Facebook page: GMB Akash

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My elderly mother cannot walk. I have carried her on my back for the past seven days. I had to carry her all the way. She lost weight and became lighter, but I became weaker after seven days of a desperate journey over muddy roads, through the jungle, crossing canals on foot.

We hadn’t eaten at all. I sometimes begged others with whom we fled for food, and they gave small portions of the little they had.

Some people…

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Predictability of the Security Council

Beyond the Cusp

The resolution designed to nullify President Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel and announcing the United States intended plans for moving their embassy to Jerusalem invigorated almost every member of the United Nations Security Council bringing them to immediate action. As you probably already know, their reaction was absolutely no different from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation conclusion reached in Turkey. The fourteen nations who attempted to nullify and void President Trump and actually believed that they have the power to force the United States to cancel their plans for moving the American embassy to Jerusalem were China, Russia, England, France, Japan, Italy, Egypt, Bolivia, Uruguay, Sweden, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Senegal. The audacity of the United Nations believing they actually have the power and right to instruct the President of the United States and the Congress and the people what they could decide and do through their…

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The OIC Issues Their Truths

Beyond the Cusp

The OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation), a committee consisting of fifty-seven member nations, had an emergency session in Turkey on December 13, 2017, after which they released a final communique. They released four major points listed below:

1. OIC members pledged to take joint action on the basis of international law against the statement of President Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
2. The OIC condemned the “illegal settlement” activities by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territories.
3. The OIC declared President Trump’s statement to be “null and void”.
4. The “State of Palestine” is among the 22 Arab States that are OIC members.

These four statements might leave some breathless, but we believe very strongly that regular breathing is necessary to give reasoned responses, and for any hope of a little humor as well. We would like to extend an invitation for them to take any action they please…

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Hijab Barbie: Useful Idiots of Cultural Jihad

A new Barbie doll has been launched as part of Mattel’s “sheroes” line. It is a doll in full hijab modeled after American-Muslim Olympic fencer, Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first American athlete to compete in the Olympics wearing a headscarf, which — apparently — Mattel felt was something for little girls worldwide to emulate. That and the possibility of selling millions of toys in the burgeoning Muslim market, of course.

via Hijab Barbie: Useful Idiots of Cultural Jihad – Gatestone Institute – Medium

The Axis of Moderation vs. the Axis of Resistance in the Middle East

The dispute between the Arab states, often known as the Axis of Moderation, and the officially designated terrorist regime in Iran often known as the Axis of Resistance, is no longer just a political disagreement but a threat to the national security of Arab countries.

While the Arab states seem pro-statehood and work with other states, Iran and the Axis of resistance seems not to. Even though Iran calls itself Republic, it has a militia mentality and rarely deals with states. In general, rather than dealing with governments, it instead establishes militias, as it has in Lebanon and Yemen. Even in Iraq, where the government is considered its ally, Iran has established more than 15 militias. Qatar, by supporting Hamas and Hezbollah, as well as Syria under the Assad regime, seem to have the same mentality as Iran. If you trace the Axis of Resistance, all of them appear to have adopted the concept of supporting militias and extremist groups under the slogan of “resistance.”

The Iranian regime’s long history has now culminated in Saudi Arabia being targeted by Iranian missiles located in Yemen. They are coordinated in Lebanon by the Hezbollah militia, who train the Houthis in Yemen. It is important to understand that these violations and proxy wars carried out by the Iranian regime not only threaten the Arab Gulf states but also pose a threat to a regional and international security.

The Axis of Resistance is led by Iran, and includes Syria, Qatar, Hezbollah, Hamas, Arab Shiites loyal to Wilayat al-Faqih (“The Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist”) in Iran and Arab nationalists. Its slogans consist of fighting imperialism, empowering the (supposedly) vulnerable — mainly Muslim Shiites — and furthering “Arab nationalism,” which usually manifests itself in support for Palestinians against Israelis.

via The Axis of Moderation vs. the Axis of Resistance in the Middle East

Returning ISIS Jihadiists are welcome in Britain, but not Trump

UK Parliament just called for Trump to be banned from a state visit to the UK For damaging the image of Islam by sharing videos on Twitter.
Theresa May has made it clear that her government works according to policy of “Islam First” NOT “Britain First”.
UK government is considering paying welfare to returning ISIS terrorists to integrate them back into British society.
British Islamists who joined the Islamic state, return to Britain to receive welfare benefits at the expense of British taxpayers.
The British government is failing to defend its citizens.
After deadly terrorist attacks in recent years, there are still more than 3500 free Islamists in the UK.
When will the British government wake up?

via Returning ISIS Jihadiists are welcome in Britain, but not Trump

Africa: The Way Forward

What has just happened in Zimbabwe is merely symptomatic of the state of affairs in the African continent. Robert Mugabe, the “last of the Mohicans” of the wars of independence in Africa, has been shown the door at the age of 93. It was the higher echelons of the military and his own political party that decided they had enough of the “Old Lion”, rather than a popular upheaval. The exit scenario was executed masterfully, without any bloodshed or violence of any kind.

To be sure, the people of Zimbabwe, a country that boasts an 83.6% literacy rate among its adult population, have to be commended for showing a strong sense of civility, to say the least, in the face of this major turning point. They are indeed an exception in Africa.

Press reports highlighted that Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe and the country’s Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa have been arch-rivals in the succession wars over President Robert Mugabe’s position. There was no love lost between them: both have been angling to succeed the President, who has ruled the country for 37 years. It is, however, important to caution anyone who rushes into analyzing what is going on in Zimbabwe solely through this prism.

Zimbabwe’s economy is in tatters. Unemployment stands at a staggering 95%, which must be some kind of world record. High inflation has completely destroyed the country’s monetary system. The state has expropriated private savings and converted them into obligations, against the background of a steep deterioration in the standard of living during the last two years.

via Africa: The Way Forward