A concise, readable and impassioned book that explains the Rohingya people’s situation and ongoing suffering.
Widely-known as the world’s most persecuted minority group, the Rohingya in Myanmar are now facing extinction. Denied citizenship rights, denied their very ethnic identity, hundreds of thousands have fled Rakhine State in Myanmar over the border into Bangladesh, where they face squalid conditions.
Many have witnessed death, mutilation and rape, as well as whole villages, what they called home, burning to ashes.
Leading British Muslim figure Muhammad Abdul Bari has no doubt that what the Rohingya have been subject to, is genocide. In this concise but powerfully argued book, he brings to light the scale and barbarity of their suffering and argues that the international community, through the UN, must ensure their full repatriation with full citizen rights to their homeland.
Praise for The Rohingya Crisis
‘Well-sourced and accessible, this excellent book should be read by anyone wanting to understand the unbearable suffering currently afflicting the Rohingya.’
— Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow. Co-Chair,
All Party Parliamentary Group for Democracy in Burma
‘This … short book by Muhammad Abdul Bari is carefully documented and records facts in a sober way. He makes clear that there is no question that what has occurred is a genocide.’
— Peter Oborne, Columnist for the Daily Mail and Middle East Eye
‘For anyone who wants a concise and readable explanation of the situation of the Rohingya, this is the book.’
— Mark Farmaner, Director, Burma Campaign UK
About the Author
Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari is an educationalist, community activist, author, parenting consultant and commentator on social and political issues. Dr Bari has written for various newspapers, blogs and journals including The Huffington Post and Al-Jazeera English, and is the author of a number of books on marriage, family, parenting, identity and community issues from contemporary British Muslim perspectives.