(ST. LOUIS, MO, 9/8/2017) – On Sunday, September 10, the Imam Council of Metropolitan St. Louis (ICMSTL), the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis (IFGSTL), and the Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Missouri) will a rally and march to bring awareness and call for an end to the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Burma.
WHAT: March Against Rohingya Genocide
WHEN: Sunday, September 10, 5:30 – 7:30 P.M.
WHERE: The Delmar Loop, 6696 Enright Ave, University City, MO 63130
Join us for a united march organized by the Muslim community to stop the genocide of the Rohingya religious minority in Burma. We will meet in the large...
“We will not stay silent in the face of genocide and ethnic cleanings like the world did during Rwanda and Bosnia,” said Faizan Syed, executive director of CAIR-Missouri. “We are calling on the United States to intervene to protect the Rohingya religious minority from ethnic cleansing and genocide that is taking place every day in Burma”.
The demonstration will include speeches from various community leaders, followed by a march down Delmar Loop, concluding with a prayer service. Activists are calling on the U.S. government to:
1) Impose full sanctions on the Burmese government.
2) Seek UN approval for an intervention by peacekeepers, who would establish safe zones for Rohingya refugees trapped along the Myanmar/Bangladesh border.
3) Designate extremist monk Ashin Wirathu as a foreign terrorist and sanction him accordingly.
4) Publicly demand that de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi acknowledge, condemn and work to stop the violence or face sanctions herself.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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