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Egypt summons Myanmar envoy over Muslim violence
Foreign Ministry calls on Myanmar to end bloody attacks on persecuted Rohingya minority and bring perpetrators to justice
AFP, Monday 5 Nov 2012
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Egypt summoned Myanmar's ambassador in Cairo to express its concern with violence against the southeast Asian country's Muslim minority and call for a stop to it, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.

"The foreign ministry yesterday summoned the ambassador of Myanmar and conveyed an urgent message expressing Egypt's dismay after renewed violence against Rohingya Muslims," it said.

It called on Myanmar to take steps to immediately end the violence and bring its perpetrators to justice.

Egypt summoned the ambassador in August to protest against ethnic clashes between the majority Buddhists and Muslims that began in June.

The Rohingya Muslims are considered by many Burmese as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

The United Nations considers them one of the world's most persecuted minorities.

The clashes in June, followed by fresh fighting in October, have killed 180 people and displaced an estimated 110,000.



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Ansari
06-11-2012 02:08am
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Egypt summons Myanmar envoy over violence and killing of innocent Muslims
Egypt summons Myanmar envoy over Muslim violence Foreign Ministry calls on Myanmar to end bloody attacks on persecuted Rohingya minority and bring perpetrators to justice. Very well done President Morsi, thank you so much to take the initiative, while 56 other Muslim countries are sleeping and watching and doing nothing. This pathetic on Muslims part. While the criminal Buddhist dont kill even a fly, killing thousands of Muslims with impunity.
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Ingrid Caldeck
05-11-2012 08:47pm
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Muslims are Such Hypocrites
How can Egypt complain about the treatment meted out to minorities in Burma when they persecute the innocent Copts in their own country? Such hypocrisy is sickening but typical of Arabs and the intolerant religion which they have have spawned.
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