BEHIND ISLAMIC TERRORISM IN MYANMAR By Han Maung First Publishe ! O"t#ber $%& '($) Re*ise !

N#*e+ber (,& '($) Preface: This report in no way advocate, advise, imply, or even suggest the use or application of violence or harm, or even thoughts or prayers of hate or harm. Isla+i" terr#rists ha*e been behin nu+er#us b#+bings an atta"-s ar#un the .#rl .ith the +#st /a+#us #nes /r#+ a .estern 0ers0e"ti*e are the 12$$ atta"in 3nite States& the 424 atta"- in L#n #n& the '((, Ma ri train b#+bing& an the B#st#n Marath#n b#+bing #n A0ril $5& '($)6 There is als# an #n7g#ing *i#len"e an atta"-s by Isla+i" Terr#rists in the Mi le East an n#rthern A/ri"a that /#r +any 0e#0le ha*e be"#+e 0art #/ their aily li/e6 Lesser -n#.n an s#+eti+es a *ersely re0#rte are the Isla+i" Terr#rist atta"-s in s#uth Asian "#untries an in Myan+ar& in 0arti"ular6 By #ne a""#unt& .ell #*er '(&((( Isla+i" terr#rist atta"-s ha*e been "#++itte sin"e 12$$6 Bel#. is a 0artial list #/ Isla+i" terr#rist atta"-s sin"e September 2013 /#r the s#uth Asian "#untries near Myan+ar6 Re/er t# htt0!22...6thereligi#n#/0ea"e6"#+2atta"-s7'($)6ht+
Date '($)6$(6(1 '($)6$(6(' '($)6$(6(' '($)6(16'4 '($)6(16'% '($)6(16'% '($)6(16') '($)6(16$; Country Thailan Thailan Thailan Thailan In ia Thailan In ia Bangla esh City Yala Yala Yala Narathi.at :ash+ir Yala Srinagar N#a-hali Killed 4 ' , $ $( $ $ $ Injured '' 5 ) ( , ( $ ( Description Thirty7#ne b#+bs 0lante ne8t t# ATMs lea*e se*en 0e#0le ea 6 Musli+ terr#rists atta"- a gr#u0 #/ s#l iers guar ing tea"hers an -ill t.#6 Chil ren are a+#ng the "asualties #/ a Musli+ 9se0aratist9 b#+b blast6 A "i*ilian is -ille uring an a+bush by Musli+ 9se0aratists96 Musli+ terr#rists g# #n a %7h#ur ra+0age& e*entually -illing ten #ther 0e#0le6 A res"ue .#r-er is slain by sus0e"te Musli+ 9se0aratists96 Isla+i" +ilitants +ur er a +an sh#00ing at a +ar-et6 A ri"-sha. ri*er is st#ne t# eath by <a+aat7e7

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Country Thailan Thailan Thailan Phili00ines Thailan In #nesia Thailan Thailan Phili00ines In ia

City Narathi.at Pattani Pattani =a+b#anga Pattani <e+ber Pattani Yala =a+b#anga Mu?a//arnag ar

Killed $ ' ' $% ) $ 5 ' % )

Injured Isla+i su00#rters6 ( ( , '; $ ( ( ' ', (

Description Musli+ 9se0aratists9 sh##t a 517year7#l "#nstru"ti#n .#r-er t# eath6 A +i le7age Bu hist "#u0le are +ur ere by

+ilitant Musli+s6 T.# l#"al s#l iers are -ille by Musli+ r#a si e b#+bers6 An a iti#nal si8teen 0e#0le are re0#rte -ille uring a M#r# Isla+ist siege6 Militant Musli+s /ire #n s#l iers hel0ing *illagers re0air h#uses& -illing three6 An Isla+i" +#b& angere by the *an alis+ #/ a +#s>ue beat a /isher+an t# eath6 Musli+ 9insurgents9 s0ray a 0#li"e "ar .ith +a"hine7 gun /ire& -illing /i*e 0assengers6 T.# 0e#0le are -ille .hen Musli+ 9rebels9 set #// a b#+b at a s"h##l6 M#r# Isla+ists in*a e a "#astal *illage& -illing si8 0e#0le an ta-ing h#stages6 Three Hin us are .aylai & +ur ere an u+0e in a ri*er by Musli+s in an atta"- that 0r#*#-e re0risals6

Isla+ist terr#rists are als# sus0e"te #/ the <ul 4& '($) b#+bings at B# h @aya in In ia& the h#liest #/ sites /#r Bu hists6

Th#ugh Myan+ar gaine its in e0en en"e /r#+ "#l#nial rule in $1,;& the resi ue #/ the "#l#nial rule still 0ersists t# ay6 It is a sa "#++entary #/ in e0en en"e that +any #/ the areas an in igen#us 0e#0le in the .estern b#r er .ere "e e t# In ia an Pa-istan An#. Bangla eshB6 Thus areas #/ Ra-hine& Chin& Naga an #ther 0e#0le .ere s0lit u06 The "ase is s0e"ially isheartening /#r Chittag#ng Hill Tra"ts ACHTB .here an area #/ $)&'15 s>uare -il#+eters& is n#. 0art #/ Bangla esh& bel#nge in $1,4 t# entirely in igen#us ra"es A"#lle"ti*ely "alle <u++a brethen t# Ra-hine an Myan+arB an +#stly Bu hists .ith#ut a single Bengali Musli+ in resi en"e6 The Bengali Musli+s ha*e sin"e in/iltrate the area an -ille & ra0e & burnt the *illages an "#++itte ETHNIC CLEANSIN@ an @ENOCIDE6 Re/er t#
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Myan+ar .as #ne #/ the earliest "#untries in +# ern ti+es A0ri#r t# 12$$B t# su//er Isla+i" Terr#rist atta"-s6 In early $1,'& as the <a0anese .ere a *an"ing
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t#.ar s Ara-an& the British /#r+e a battali#n #/ Musli+s 7 "alle the Bengali D F#r"e 7 an ga*e the+ .ea0#ns6 The British -ne. the+ as +#re .illing t# /ight& an better /ighters then the Ara-anese6 As the British su use the+ t# slaughter th#usan s an th#usan s #/ Bu all #/ the Bu an Buthi aung areas6 Ab#ut )(&((( Ra-hine Bu Ra-hine Bu enly retreate 7 the hists an burne #.n Bengali Musli+s >ui"-ly use the .ea0#ns 7 n#t against the <a0anese 7but they hist *illages& 0ag# as& te+0les an +#nasteries in the Maung a. hist .ere -ille in this #.n& an ar#un $((&(((

abs#lute gen#"i e& hun re s #/ *illages .ere burne

hists .ere ethni"ally "leanse /r#+ their an"estral lan s6 By late

$1,' the .h#le Maung a.7Buthi aung regi#n .as /ir+ly in the han s #/ Bengali Musli+s 7 .h# .ere n#. .ell ar+e .ith aban #ne <a0anese an British .ea0#ns6 A"ti*e Isla+i" Terr#ris+ an this ay in the area6 Subse>uently& all "#++unal *i#len"e .as initiate by Musli+ against the in igen#us 0#0ulati#n6 • • In Ra-hine state in '($'& the ri#t .as "ause a/ter se*eral Musli+ +en ra0e & s# #+i?e an +ur ere a y#ung Bu hist girl6 hist Si+ilarly& in Mei-htila '($)& the *i#len"e starte a/ter an inn#"ent Bu e /a"t# ethni" "leansing "#ntinues t#

+#n- .h# .as ri ing behin a +#t#r"y"le thr#ugh the +usli+ 0art #/ the t#.n .as ha"-e & ragge ali*e 7 INTO a MOSE3E 7 an t#rture & brutali?e & burne an e8e"ute by a bun"h #/ +usli+ +enF .hile the rest #/ the t#.ns 0e#0le "heere #n6 • In a re"ent s0ate #/ se"tarian *i#len"e in Than .e& Myan+ar9s .estern Ra-hine State& the inCure /r#+ +usli+ atta"-s INCL3DED CHRISTIAN AND B3DDHIST6 The .h#le t#.n has been 0ani" be"ause #/ .i es0rea ru+#urs #/ M3SLIMS :ILLIN@ PEOPLE FROM OTHER RELI@IONS6 • A re0#rt #n GCONFLICT H DIOLENCE IN ARA:AN ARA:HINEB STATE& MYANMAR AB3RMABI 0ublishe re"ently by Ara-an Hu+an Rights an De*el#0+ent Organisati#n AAHRDOB 0r#*i es "#+0rehensi*e #"u+entati#n6 Re/er t#! htt0s!22 #"s6g##gle6"#+2/ile2 2(B58JKE;b#BL4DLl/Y$BCKDRaN+s2e itM0liN$

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Musli+s generally state that these atta"-s are "#++itte by $O #/ the ra i"al Musli+s .hile the 11O are +# erates6 Why is 1 or what ever percent o !uslims radicals" I radical Islamists ma#e up just 1$ %"& o the world !uslims why are the rest o the ''$ !uslims claimin( the rest o the world is intolerant o Islam yet hesitant to denounce and re use to be manipulated by the 1$" The +ain ans.er lies in the *ery /#un ati#n #/ Isla+ 7 the :#ran& Ha ith an the Sharia La.& .here • • • • • There is n# /ree #+ #/ religi#n6 A n#n7Musli+ is a :a/ir& is ne*er e>ual t# a Musli+6 It is n#t illegal t# -ill a :a/ir6 A Musli+ "an testi/y in "#urt against a :a/ir& but a :a/ir +ay n#t testi/y against a Musli+6 A Musli+ is n#t the /rien #/ a :a/ir6 Musli+s sh#ul n#t ta-e :a/irs as /rien s in 0re/eren"e t# #ther Musli+s6 Th#se .h# # this .ill ha*e n#ne #/ Allah9s 0r#te"ti#n an .ill #nly ha*e the+sel*es as guar s6 • • • • A n#n7Musli+ "ann#t bear ar+s6 C#n*ersi#n /r#+ Isla+ t# an#ther religi#n is "#nsi ere t# be the sin #/ a0#stasy6 A""#r ing t# the Ha ith& it is subCe"t t# the 0enalty #/ eath6 There are n# e>ual rights /#r .#+en an .#+en "an be beaten6 There is n# e>ual 0r#te"ti#n un er Sharia /#r i//erent "lasses #/ 0e#0le6 <usti"e is ualisti"& .ith #ne set #/ la.s /#r Musli+ +ales an /#r .#+en an n#n7Musli+s6 • • • • The "#nstituti#n #/ a n#n7Musli+ nati#n is a +an7+a e #"u+ent #/ ign#ran"e& Cahiliyah& that +ust sub+it t# Sharia6 There is n# e+#"ra"y& sin"e that +eans that a n#n7Musli+ is e>ual t# a Musli+6 There is n# @#l en Rule APD# unt# #thers as y#u .#ul ha*e the+ # unt# y#u6PB There is n# "riti"al th#ught6
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All g#*ern+ents +ust be rule by Sharia la.6 3nli-e "#++#n la.& Sharia is n#t inter0reti*e& n#r "an it be "hange 6

Thus& there is n# uni*ersal l#*e #r "#+0assi#n un er Isla+F n#t e*en /#r /ell#. hu+an beings& as #ther +aC#r religi#ns #6 In "#ntrast& "#+0assi#n is engraine in Bu his+ /#r all li*ing things6

<iha is a re>uire+ent un er Isla+6 The#l#gi"ally& the 0ur0#se #/ Ciha is t# in"rease AllahQs s#*ereignty in the .#rl F that is& t# subCugate the .#rl t# Isla+6 Isla+ i*i es the .#rl int# G ar el7salaa+G Athe ab# e #/ 0ea"eB an G ar el7 harbG Athe ab# e #/ .arB6 Dar el7salaa+ is that 0art #/ the .#rl in .hi"h Isla+ rules& i6e6 any area .hi"h has been subCugate t# Isla+6 A""#r ing t# i//erent Musli+ the#l#gians& this "#ul in"lu e Sau i Arabia& :u.ait& Iran& an #ther "#untries6 Dar el7harb is any.here in the .#rl .hi"h has n#t been subCugate t# Isla+ KHERE M3RDER AND RAPE OF THE NON7M3SLIMS RAN:S AS @OODF LYIN@& CHEATIN@ AND DISHONESTY ARE CONSIDERED NECESSARY EDILS AND HENCE& FORM PART OF THE M3SLIM MORALITY6 A true Musli+ any.here has t# a""e0t su"h la.s an the re>uire+ent /#r Ciha be"ause they are Eurani"aly base 6 Thus& in a ebate the $O #/ the ra i"al Musli+s .ill al.ays .in an the 11O G+# erateI Musli+s +ust a""e0t& i/ n#t a"ti*ely su00#rt the ra i"als6 There is n# i e#l#gi"al i//eren"e bet.een the *ie.s #/ a ra i"al an +# erate Musli+ 7 the e*entual g#al is the subCugati#n #/ the .#rl t# Isla+6 The #nly i//eren"e is that .hile the ra i"als .ill a"t #ut #n there belie/s an "#++it a"ts #/ terr#ris+& the +# erates are hesitant #r .ill n#t a"t be"ause intuiti*ely they -n#. it is .r#ng6 H#.e*er& it is #/ten n#t t## i//i"ult t# turn a +# erate Musli+ t# a ra i"al #ne si+0ly by in #"trinati#n an "#er"i#n6 M#st G+# erateI Musli+s are #/ the *ie. that Isla+i" terr#rists are s#l iers #/ Isla+ ne"essary /#r subCugati#n #/ the .#rl t# Isla+6 Is Islam a reli(ion o peace and tolerance"

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Isla+ is a religi#n that 0reten s t# be 0ea"e/ul .hen Musli+s are t## .ea- t# .in a .ar6 Khen Isla+ is #+inant& Musli+s are "#++an e t# subCugate #r -ill e*ery#ne ar#un the+6 F#r e i"ate Musli+s& there are #nly t.# 0#ssible situati#ns t# be in! A$B /ighting unbelie*ers& an A'B 0reten ing t# be 0ea"e/ul .hile 0re0aring t# /ight unbelie*ers6 Either .ay& "#n>uering the .#rl in the na+e #/ Allah is al.ays the g#al6 )here ore* the peace and stability o any non !uslim people or country+city in contact with !uslims are at ris# rom as ar as ,ew -or#* .ondon* !oscow* /eijin( to as near as -an(on6 Khen .e turn t# Isla+Qs the#l#gi"al s#ur"es an hist#ri"al .ritings AEurQan& Ha ith& Sira& an Ta/sirB& .e /in that there are three stages in the "all t# <iha & e0en ing #n the status #/ Musli+s in a s#"iety6 Re/er t#
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STA@E ONERAIn "#untries su"h as 3nite States #/ A+eri"aB Khen Musli+s are "#+0letely #utnu+bere an "anQt 0#ssibly .in a 0hysi"al "#n/r#ntati#n .ith unbelie*ers& they are t# li*e in 0ea"e .ith n#n7Musli+s an 0rea"h a +essage #/ t#leran"e an use *i"ti+ status6 As the Musli+s are all#.e t# lie t# in/i els An#n Musli+sB ab#ut anything& es0e"ially ab#ut Isla+6 There are t.# #"trines taught in the :#ran .hi"h 0r#+#te lying6 One is "alle al ta>iyya At# lie t# 0r#te"t #ne9s sel/ /r#+ 0erse"uti#n& e+#ti#nal har+ #r 0hysi"al har+& real #r 0er"ei*e B an -it+an At# s0rea +isin/#r+ati#n 7 es0e"ially t# bene/it Isla+ an t# ai its s0rea B6 Musli+s are n#t all#.e t# be /rien s .ith n#n7Musli+s6 H#.e*er& i/ Musli+s /eel threatene by a str#nger a *ersary& they are all#.e t# 0reten t# be /rien ly6 Ibn :athir "#++ents! GIn this "ase& su"h belie*ers are all#.e t# sh#. /rien shi0 #ut.ar ly but ne*er in.ar ly6I Abu Dar a& #ne #/ Muha++a Qs "#+0ani#ns& 0ut it this .ay! GKe s+ile in the /a"e #/ s#+e 0e#0le alth#ugh #ur hearts "urse the+6I STA@E TKORAIn "#untries su"h as !yanmar& Thailan an Sri Lan-aB Khen there are en#ugh Musli+s an res#ur"es t# e/en the Isla+i" "#++unity& Musli+s are "alle t# engage in e/ensi*e <iha an the ta"ti" use are
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0#rtraying Musli+s as *i"ti+s& /#rging allian"es A.ith /uture ene+ies as ne"essaryB an terrorism6 In e/ensi*e <iha & any "riti"al e80ressi#n that 0#rtrays Isla+ in negati*e light +ust be su00resse by all +eans ne"essary6 GMai+ an "ru"i/y the in/i els i/ they "riti"i?e Isla+I :#ran 5!))6 As in the "ase #/ Myan+ar& 0laying the *i"ti+ "ar an /#rging allian"e .ith hu+an rights #rgani?ati#ns& religi#us lea ers an N#bel laureatesF e*en as their #.n hu+an rights re"#r s are a00alling an the int#lerant 0lea ing /#r t#leran"e6 A lin- is 0r#*i e t# #ne #/ the +any re0#rts /r#+ Bangla esh that re*eale the .#rl .i e "#ns0ira"y t# establish a Sharia state .ithin the eastern 0r#*in"e in Bangla esh an the entire Ra-hine state in Myan+ar6
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STA@E THREERAIn the Mi

le East an "#untries su"h Malaysia& In #nesia an

Bangla esh& an in Maung a. an Buthi aung areas #/ Myan+arB Khen Musli+s establish a +aC#rity an a"hie*e 0#liti"al 0#.er in an area& they are "#++an e t# engage in #//ensi*e <iha 6 • • GKhen #00#rtunity arises& -ill the in/i els An#n belie*ers #/ Isla+B .here*er y#u "at"h the+6I :#ran 1!5 In Surah 1!'1& .e rea ! PFight th#se .h# belie*e n#t in Allah n#r the Last Day& n#r h#l that /#rbi en .hi"h hath been /#rbi en by Allah an His Messenger& n#r a"-n#.le ge the Religi#n #/ Truth& /r#+ a+#ng the Pe#0le #/ the B##-& until they 0ay the <i?yah .ith .illing sub+issi#n& an /eel the+sel*es sub ue 6P • • Re/erring t# Ha ith& Isha>!)', saysF GFight the+ s# that there is n# +#re rebelli#n& an religi#n& all #/ it& is /#r Allah #nly6 Allah +ust n#t ha*e ri*als6I An Isha>!5;4 saysF GOur #nslaught .ill n#t be a .ea- /altering a//air6 Ke shall /ight as l#ng as .e li*e6 Ke .ill /ight until y#u turn t# Isla+& hu+bly see-ing re/uge6 Ke .ill /ight n#t "aring .h#+ .e +eet6 Ke .ill /ight .hether .e estr#y an"ient h#l ings #r ne.ly g#tten gains6 Ke ha*e +utilate e*ery #00#nent6 Ke ha*e ri*en the+ *i#lently be/#re us at the "#++an #/ Allah

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an Isla+6 Ke .ill /ight until #ur religi#n is establishe 6 An .e .ill 0lun er the+& /#r they +ust su//er isgra"e6I Conclusions0 As in #ther n#n7Musli+ "#untries& Musli+s are engage in Ciha in Myan+ar t# establish a Sharia state6 The 0ur0#se #/ Ciha is t# in"rease AllahQs s#*ereignty in the .#rl F that is& t# subCugate the .#rl t# Isla+ by in/iltrati#n& e"e0ti#n an terr#r6 The #r er t# /ight till the n#n7Musli+s .#rshi0 Allah has n#t "hange 6 Musli+s .ill n#t aban #n their >uest /#r #+inati#n until they su""ee #r they are e/eate 6 They ha*e n# "h#i"e in this6 They are 0r#gra++e thr#ugh in #"trinati#n in +a rassas an .#rshi0 halls t# s0rea Isla+ thr#ugh e"e0ti#n #r .ar6 Musli+s 0ra"ti"ing e"e0ti#ns as taught in :#ran are "alle TAEIYYA an :ITMAN6 Ta>iyya is e+0l#ye in isguising #neQs belie/s& intenti#ns& "#n*i"ti#ns& i eas& /eelings& #0ini#ns #r strategies6 One "ann#t ta-e a Musli+ #n his #ath& be"ause Musli+s "an brea- any agree+ent .ith any#ne at any ti+e they "h##se t# # s# Cust base #n #ne9s 0er"e0ti#n #/ .hat is PbetterP /#r Isla+6 :it+an is t# s0rea +isin/#r+ati#n 7 es0e"ially t# bene/it Isla+ an t# ai its s0rea 6 IF M3SLIMS TELL THE TR3TH ABO3T THEIR HOSTILE INTENTION& THEY KILL BE :IC:ED O3T FROM THE CO3NTRIES THAT THEY INTEND TO ODERTA:E6 N#n7+usli+s see-ing ial#gue an inter7/aith a"ti*ities .ith Musli+s sh#ul be a.are #/ ta>iyya an its +# es6 Sin"e all Musli+s any.here +ust engage in Ciha THERE IS NO S3CH THIN@ AS MODERATE ISLAM6 Ma-ing n#n7Musli+s thinthat there is a +# erate Isla+ is the ulti+ate ta>iyah6 Ta>iyah is .hat Musli+s # t# -ee0 n#n7Musli+s in the se ate state6 N#n7Musli+s are n#t e*en a.are that they are un er atta"-6 Falling int# this tra0 is ea ly6 It +ay "#st y#ur liberty an y#ur li/e6 Finally& this re0#rt .as 0re0are s# that it +ight 0r#*i e ans.ers t# s#+e basi" >uesti#ns #/ Isla+i" Terr#ris+ in general an its i+0li"ati#n t# Myan+ar in
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0arti"ular6 It is be"#+ing +#re i+0#rtant /#r all n#n Musli+s t# stu y the i e#l#gy behin the Isla+i" Terr#ris+ in a seri#us +anner& i/ .e are t# eal .ith it e//e"ti*ely6 The in/#r+ati#n #n the i e#l#gy +ust be istribute t# all n#n Musli+s an s0e"i/i"ally t# the 0e#0le #/ Myan+ar6 Th#ugh n# s#luti#ns are 0r#*i e in this re0#rt& it is h#0e that this -n#.le ge .ill hel0 /#r+ulate 0#li"ies an agree+ents that .#ul "#unter Isla+i" Terr#ris+6

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