Death at Sea

A Muslim is a brother of a Muslim, unless you are Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution from Burma

The Guardian, and many others, are reporting;

But this week’s callous move by Malaysian patrol ships to turn back two boats carrying about 600 people, many in critical physical condition, and similarly unconscionable, coordinated actions by Thailand and Indonesia may soon shift attention to one of the world’s other big migration crises.

After a government decision to close Malaysian ports, officials confirmed on Thursday that the two refugee boats had been intercepted off Langkawi and Penang islands, on Malaysia’s western littoral, and forced back out to sea.

It is believed one of these boats was later found drifting in Thai waters, where authorities have also made its occupants unwelcome. According to a banner written in English, the boat mostly contained members of Burma’s persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority.

Countries like Malaysia and Indonesia have shouted proudly about the fact that they implement Sharia Law in one way or another, and these Muslim majority countries apparently believe that they are expressing their Islamic belief as guided by the Holy Prophet (pbuh).

“A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim. He neither oppresses him nor humiliates him nor looks down upon him. The piety is here, (and while saying so) he pointed towards his chest thrice. It is a serious evil for a Muslim that he should look down upon his brother Muslim. All things of a Muslim are inviolable for his brother in faith: his blood, his wealth and his honour.”

— Sahih Muslim Book 032, Hadith Number 6219

I have to wonder which Islamic guidance has taught these so called Muslim nations to leave thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims to die at sea.

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