|Htun Htun; Burmese-Buddhist killed by Muslims.|
For Burmese-Buddhists the particularly alarming aspect of this Muslim riot is that unlike previous anti-Muslim riots all over Burma the perpetrators of this riots mostly were Bengali-Muslim mobs not the usual Burmese-Buddhist mobs.
The Muslim-riots-affected area by the Saudi-Funded giant “Joon Mosque” occupying the whole city block bounded by 27th, 28th, 81st, and 82nd streets in downtown Mandalay have been a Bengali-Muslim stronghold for many years now.
And once the news of Buddhist-Muslim confrontations broke out all those Bengali-Muslims armed with swords and spears and other home-made weapons had come out in force from that area and attacked any Burmese-Buddhist they found on the streets of Mandalay those two days.
And this is the compilation of background crime facts and direct interviews with the victims of Bengali-Muslim rioters in this July Muslim riots in Mandalay the second largest city in Burma now known as Myanmar.
Htun Htun’s Neck was Nearly Cut-off with A Long Sword
|Maung Htway with head wounds.|
His pillion rider was another Burmese-Buddhist named Maung Htway who has survived. Htun Htun saw the crowd at the intersection of 83rd and 34th streets and thought they were Burmese and stopped his bike.
Htun Htun was instantly killed by the Bengali-Muslims there but Maung Htway with minor injuries on his head from the sword-wounds managed to run for his life and reached a Burmese crowd gathering then at 35th and 83rd streets just a block away.
He got back to the spot where they were attacked within five minutes. But they were too late as Bengali-Muslim mob had already disappeared with their motorbike and other valuables such as mobile-phones and cash. Following was his interview with Shin Wirathu after he was discharged from Mandalay Hospital.
Htway: We were heading towards 84th and 34th intersection after we were called form the Free Funeral Society to take the Burmese-Buddhist wounded there to hospital. Just before 84th we ran into Kalar (Bengali-Muslims) mob on 83rd Street. There were more than thirty Kalars there. Htun Htun was the driver of our motorbike and I was the pillion rider.
Wirathu: Why did Htun Htun stop there?
Wirathu: Then what happened exactly?
Wirathu: Bloody Kalars were robbing you two blind at sword-points!
Wirathu: Oh Pha-yar, Pha-yar, (Lord Buddha)!
Wirathu: Really, so you guys got back there quick?
Wirathu: Kalars stole your motorbike too.
|Htun Htun: The Burmese-Buddhist killed by Muslims in Mandalay.|