Incidents in Myanmar an ethnic cleansing
CAIRO (AA) - August 5, 2012 - The Speaker of the Arab Parliament, Ali al-Salem al-Dekbasi said on Sunday that the violent incidents taking place in Myanmar against the Muslims were "ethnic cleansing".
In a message released on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, al-Dekbasi drew attention to the developments taking place in the Arab and Muslim world.
"Thousands of Muslims in Myanmar face massacre, genocide and ethnic cleansing. I call on all Muslim leaders to urgently intervene in the incidents," al-Dekbasi said.
"I call on the Myanmar authorities to arrest those responsible for the attacks against the Muslims. All those responsible should be tried by the International Criminal Court," al-Dekbasi stated.
Touching on the incidents in Syria, al-Dekbasi said that Arab and Muslim leaders must say "stop" to the massacres committed by Bashar al-Assad.
On the Palestinian issue, al-Dekbasi stressed that the process of conciliation between Hamas and Fatah should speed up in response to Israel's efforts to turn Jerusalem into a Jewish region and efforts to demolish the Al-Aqsa Mosque.