(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - A senior Iranian lawmaker voiced deep concern over the massacre of Muslims in Myanmar, and asked all the world Muslims to help their religious brothers in the Southeast Asian country.
"The Islamic Ummah should defend the Muslims in Myanmar and do not allow such crimes and shameless arrogance to continue," Gholamreza Mesbahi Moqaddam told FNA on Monday.
"Definitely, silence in such sensitive and critical conditions will lead to increased crimes against the Muslims (in Myanmar) and is never allowed (religiously)," he added.
On Saturday, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei strongly condemned the massacre of Muslims in Myanmar, and lashed out at the US and the western states for ignoring ethnic cleansing of the Muslim minority.
"The obvious manifestation of the false assertions of the West on ethics and human rights is its silence over killing of thousands of people in Myanmar," Ayatollah Khamenei said on Saturday.
The government of Myanmar refuses to recognize Rohingyas, who it claims are not natives and classifies as illegal migrants, although the Rohingya are said to be Muslim descendants of Persian, Turkish, Bengali, and Pathan origin, who migrated to Burma as early as the 8th century.