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by Rick Heizman, July 4, 2019

1. It is very important to refer to August 25, 2017, as one of the largest terrorist attacks
in history - because it was.
a. Not only 30 Border Guard Police police and security outposts, but also 30-60 villages
were attacked on the same pre-dawn morning, by 5000 - 8000 Islamic militant terrorists.
b. No terrorist attack has ever had so many targets attacked at the same time.
c. The death toll - just that first morning - was probably several hundred, and then continuing
to increase for days and weeks.
d. Keep bringing attention back to the massive multiple surprise attacks, because now, most
reporters, journalists and articles don’t even mention the huge multiple target offensive
that was launched on August 25, 2017, and caused this cycle of violence.
e. The enormous attacks required a strong response from the army, and any army in the
world would have to respond strongly.
f. The attacks were definitely a Jihad - a war in the name of Allah for the sake of Islamic

2. The blame for the Bengali’s misery is entirely on themselves.

a. If there was no initial attack, there would be no army response.
b. If they don’t like being chased across the border then don’t attack the army and police.
c. If you kill a lot of police and army expect that they will be mad, and they will strike back
very forcefully.
d. The Bengalis should learn about cause and effect, and responsibility for one’s actions.

3. Remind critics that in Myanmar there are two peoples with origins in India - Bengali
Muslims and (Bengali) Hindus. (We don’t say Bengali Hindus, just Hindus - but a great
many of them are Bengali speaking Hindus).
a. The Hindus assimilate into the culture quite easily, without giving up their identity of
being Hindu and Indian.
b. The Hindus don’t act supremacist, they don’t kill others, they don’t rampage and burn
villages, they don’t abuse marriage laws, they respectful and respected, and therefore
there are no restrictions upon them.
c. The Bengali Muslims don’t assimilate, they flaunt their supremacist and intolerant religious
beliefs, they kill people and burn villages, they abuse marriage laws, and therefore there
are restrictions upon them.
d. It is not just coincidence that when there are no restrictions there are fires that destroy
homes, villages, shops, towns, and cities, and when there are restrictions there are no
fires. The Buddhists, Hindus, and ethnic tribal people greatly prefer to have no fires.
e. If they don’t like the fact that there are restrictions then they should act and behave more
like the Buddhists and Hindus, and they would be more respected as they have more
respect for all other people.
f. But, sadly, they will not change, because their religion cannot change.

4. There is, and has always been, complete religious freedom in ancient Burmese
kingdoms, more recent Burma, and current Myanmar.
a. A person can be Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Jewish, animist or anything, or nothing. Walk
down any street in Yangon or Mandalay and you will pass a Buddhist temple, a Chinese
temple, a Hindu temple, a Christian church, a Muslim mosque, etc.
b. Nearly all Muslim countries do not even recognize Buddhism or Hinduism as valid
religions! (While they have the most unreligious ‘religion’)
c. Muslims will say all other faiths, except Islam, are false and evil, and worshipping idols is
the worst sin. BUT, who are they to say what makes a religion?
d. In Muslim countries the way that they deal with their own minorities is appalling. ALL
non-Muslim populations are extremely denigrated, demonized, and abused.

5. Ancient Arakan was a great Buddhist Kingdom that thrived on trade.

g. Port towns all over the world alway had a variety of minorities because of the comings and
goings of ships, sailors, traders, opportunists, and adventurists.
b. The royal Buddhist capital of Arakan - Mrauk-U - had minorities of Hindus, Portuguese,
Dutch, Chinese, Javanese, Acehnese, Burmese, and Muslims.
c. The Muslims were one of many minorities, and not more important than any other minority.
d. The overwhelming majority culture was that of the Arakanese (Rakhine) Buddhists - who
built the magnificent empire that enabled all those minorities to live, trade, and prosper

6. The ANCESTRAL homeland, the CULTURAL homeland and the BIRTH homeland of
Rakhine Buddhists is Arakan.
a. There is no other homeland for the Rakhine Buddhists.

b. For the Portuguese, of the Kingdom, their birth homeland may have been Arakan or
Portugal or another Portuguese enclave, but their ancestral and cultural homeland was
c. For the Bengali Muslims their ancestral and cultural homeland is Bengal, even if for some
their birth homeland is Arakan.

d. Another example is a Chinese person in Myanmar, whose ancestors arrived 500 years
ago: their birth homeland is Myanmar, their ancestral homeland is ancient Burma (Pegu or
Taungoo, etc) and their cultural homeland is China.

7. Being a minority does not give one the right to demand that land.
a. Do the British claim Myanmar or Arakan land, now? or the Hindus? or the Portuguese?
b. The Kingdom of Arakan had ruled Chittagong and other parts of present day Bangladesh
for some centuries. Should the Arakanese demand that land?

8. Keep turning phrases like ‘a textbook example of’ back to the accuser.
a. Example: How about a ‘textbook example of multiple terrorist attacks’ and ‘a textbook
example of executing entire village populations because they are not Muslim’ and
‘textbook examples of forced conversion, and forced marriage’ etc.

9. Any army in the world would be expected to retaliate against terrorist groups that
used thousands of militants, with a genocidal plan, to kill all non-Muslims with such
savage brutality.
a. Fighting terrorism is not easy at all, and troops should expect life-threatening actions at
any moment, especially with Islamic terrorists, who will use women and children to hide
behind, or as bait for propaganda purposes.
b. The object is to eliminate the threat so that it will never happen again. Obviously the
terrorist groups were not eliminated after the terrorist attacks of October 2016. Only 10
months later they were able to launch much bigger coordinated attacks.
c. How would any other army in the region respond to such a major terrorist attack? Would
any other regional army be more gentle and nicer, after its own people were massacred
that early morning?

10. Even many women and children need to be treated like terrorists because many
young boys are already brain-washed from the mosques and madrassas and are
eager to kill infidels, and many women will glorify ARSA terrorists and house or
feed them.
a. That is the dirty side of terrorism - how can we trust any Bengali Muslim? Any one of them,
or their father, uncle ,brother, or cousin may have the blood of innocent villagers on their
hands. It is unfortunate, but, once again, the blame is entirely upon the Bengalis

11. What if the situation was reversed, and a minority of Buddhists launched multiple
terrorist attacks in a Muslim country.
a. How would the army of that Muslim country act? With restraint and humanity?

b. Most likely every single Buddhist in that land, from youngest to oldest would be
slaughtered unmercifully.

12. When anyone brings up allegations against the Burmese army, first: talk about the
severity of the initial terrorist attacks - the brutality, the executions, the horrible
torture and mutilation, the forced conversions and marriages, sending villagers
fleeing for their lives.
a. We have a lot of proof of the brutality of the initial terrorist attacks in the form of photos and
videos of ARSA militants training with weapons, marching to attack villages, and glorifying
violence to rid the land of infidels.
b. But, there is no phone camera evidence to match the allegations against the government
forces. Nearly everyone has a phone with camera, but, despite hundreds of thousands of
phone cameras there are virtually NO photos and NO videos of army abuses.

13. The Bengalis in the Bangladesh refugee camps should not be allowed back in.
a. Everyone that I interviewed said that if the Bengalis come back they will refuse to go back
to their villages, because they know that violence will happen again.
b. So, if the Bengalis come back, the Bengalis will gain the land that way.
d. And, there are lists with thousands of names of militants / terrorists, who are guilty of
murder who should be apprehended and prosecuted. Many many names need to be
carefully checked.
e. The Bengalis are in their ancestral and cultural homeland now - the language is the same,
the religion is the same, the dress and food and culture and traditions are the same.
(Even the intolerance and contempt for Buddhists is the same.)

14. Myanmar / Rakhine State needs to be ready to take in a million Buddhists from
Bangladesh, because, the chances are very high that a huge wave of retaliation
from Bangladeshis will push the remaining Buddhists out.
a. It is possible that there may be, intentionally or not, a population exchange involving a
million or so Buddhists from Bangladesh coming to Rakhine State, and a million more
Bengalis transferrin to Bangladesh. That would bring a guaranteed peace to the land.

15. Tell critics about the ultimate goals of both sides.

a. The Bengali Muslims have a short term goal, and Islam has a long term goal.
b. The Bengali goal is to create a Muslim-only Sharia Law-governed autonomous Islamic
State, NOT under the rule of infidel Buddhists.
c. It would be an apartheid land, with zero Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, etc - a land of no
diversity, democracy or multiculturalism, and no ‘modern’ development or progress.

d. The longterm goal of Islam is to destroy all of Myanmar, in fact, all remaining Buddhist
lands, as well as Hindu, Christian, and Jewish countries and lands.
e. The goal of the Rakhine people is to have a peaceful land, where Buddhists, Hindus,
ethnic tribal people can all live in peace and harmony, with more regional autonomy and
democracy, and development and progress.
f. That is only possible without Bengalis - and that is the fault of the Bengalis, and no one
else - they chose to follow a very violent religion, and the consequences are that they
cannot stop killing others - therefore they are a danger to all others, and must live only
with their own kind.

16. The claims that genocide is being inflicted upon the Bengali Muslims by the
Buddhists is ridiculous and preposterous, as well as manipulative and demonizing.
a. All other previous genocides - Armenian Genocide, Pol Pot / Cambodian Genocide,
Bangladesh War of Independence, Jewish WW2, etc - had huge numbers of bodies,
stacks of skulls, etc.
b. This ‘genocide’ is the only ‘genocide’ in history with NO masses of bodies, and NO stacks
of skulls!
c. In fact, the Bengalis had been indoctrinated by their Mawlawis [Imams] in the mosques, to
slaughter all non-Muslims in the land - in other words - commit a genocidal ethnic
cleansing as their plan dictated.

By Rick Heizman, July 4, 2019

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