The genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is prelude to a global scheme by Britain and Saudi Arabia aimed at creating instability in Southeast Asia, a political analyst tells Press TV.
“While you have extremists, no question, on the Buddhist side, this is being an opportunity for the Salafist networks, which are very strong in Bangladesh, to move into the situation to create a classic British imperial situation, where you have two extremist factions both controlled largely by the outside and by this British intelligence apparatus, with the Saudis deeply involved,” said Mike Billington, an analyst with the Executive Intelligence Review weekly magazine.
Billington argued that the massacre of Myanmarese Muslims is beyond a mere human rights issue and the crisis should be viewed within the context of “the greatest global strategic crisis in the history of modern civilization” in the post-9/11 era.
The pundit pointed to Myanmar’s geopolitical importance as a country located among India, China and other South Asian countries, noting, “We are dealing with a push for global warfare, which is using the Middle East and the Muslim conflict as a cockpit for an attack against Russia and China.”
According to the UNHCR, over 28,000 Rohingya Muslims have been forced to escape from their homes this month due to escalating sectarian violence in the country.
Myanmar refuses to recognize Rohingyas as citizens, saying that the only solution to the crisis is to send the one-million-strong community to other countries willing to accept them.
Rohingyas are said to be Muslim descendants of Persian, Turkish, Bengali, and Pathan origin, who migrated to Myanmar as early as the 8th century.