Chicago Imam Visits Burma’s Rohingya Refugees

A Rohingya woman comforts her exhausted son as they take shelter inside a school after having just arrived from the Myanmar side of the border at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.
A Rohingya woman comforts her exhausted son as they take shelter inside a school after having just arrived from the Myanmar side of the border at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Bernat Armangue / Associated Press
A Rohingya woman comforts her exhausted son as they take shelter inside a school after having just arrived from the Myanmar side of the border at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.
A Rohingya woman comforts her exhausted son as they take shelter inside a school after having just arrived from the Myanmar side of the border at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Bernat Armangue / Associated Press

Chicago Imam Visits Burma’s Rohingya Refugees

In the last month, 400.000 people from Burma’s Rohingya ethnic group were forced from their homes by Burma’s army and militias. Most refugees fled to Bangladesh. Chicagoan Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid has just returned from visiting refugee camps along the Bangladesh/Burma border. He’ll tell us refugee stories and what people can do to help. Imam Mujahid chairs Burma Task Force USA, a coalition of Muslim-American organizations that maintains it wants to “stop the genocide of Rohingya Muslims” in Burma.