“Citing rising anti-Muslim sentiments and stereotypes, she questioned whether animosity towards Muslims had reached the point ‘where many around the world are unable to see Muslims as victims. It leads one to wonder if the tables were turned, and these acts of violence were committed by Muslims, if the world’s response would have been as muted as the response that we are seeing here today.'”
This is exactly the opposite of reality. The international media raises an immense hue and cry over claims of Muslim victimhood: see the ongoing demonization of Israel and manufacture of “Palestinian” atrocities that are reported uncritically; the massive publicity accorded to Yasmin Seweid, the Muslim girl who falsely claimed Trump supporters had torn off her hijab on the New York subway, etc. But the Muslim persecution of Christians has received hardly any media coverage at all.
Moreover, there is considerable evidence that the suffering of the Rohingyas is, at least in part, more media creation than reality as well.
“Many are Unable to See Muslims as Victims’: Jordan’s Queen Rania on Rohingya Crisis,” albawaba, October 24, 2017:
Queen Rania of Jordan on Monday called on the international community to respond “effectively, quickly and generously” to alleviate the suffering of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority, decrying global inaction in the face of “what many are acknowledging now as an ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims,” according to a statement from her office.
Queen Rania gave remarks to the press during a visit to the Kutupalong Refugee Camp and its surrounding in the Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh. She spoke of the “shocking escalation of violence against the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar,” which has caused over 600,000 Muslim Rohingya to flee from Myanmar’s Rakhine state since August.
“With no respect or regard for the principles of humanitarian and international law, the discrimination against and the persecution of the Rohingya minority has continued unabated, in full view of the world,” the Queen said in a statement she gave at the camp.
“One has to ask, why is the plight of this Muslim minority group being ignored? Why has this systematic persecution been allowed to play out for so long?” she added.
In her capacity as a board member of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and as an advocate of the work of U.N. humanitarian agencies, the Queen toured the Kutupalong Refugee Camp, meeting with several Rohingya women and children, who recently crossed into Bangladesh from Rakhine state in Myanmar.
The refugees recounted the brutality they faced in their homeland, as well as the difficulties and deprivation they continue to experience in overcrowded makeshift camps.
Describing their stories of “unimaginable acts of violence,” Queen Rania mentioned refugees’ accounts of children orphaned, women brutalized, family members slaughtered, and villages burned.
“Before coming here, I had braced myself to witness some desperate conditions, but the stories I heard today were heartbreaking and harrowing,” she said.
“I’ve heard of systematic rape of young girls, who were trapped in schools and raped by soldiers. I’ve heard of babies being kicked around like footballs and stomped on. I’ve heard family members telling me how they’ve seen their own parents killed, right before their eyes,” she recalled.
“It is unforgivable that this crisis is unfolding on the world stage to a largely indifferent audience. The world seems to be silent to what many are acknowledging now as an ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims,” she said.
Citing rising anti-Muslim sentiments and stereotypes, she questioned whether animosity towards Muslims had reached the point “where many around the world are unable to see Muslims as victims”.
“It leads one to wonder if the tables were turned, and these acts of violence were committed by Muslims, if the world’s response would have been as muted as the response that we are seeing here today,” she added….