In a Sep. 12th letters sent to Senators Isakson and Perdue, CAIR Georgia and the Burmese Rohingya Community of Georgia, Inc. encouraged them to support John McCain’s Senate Resolution 250. So far, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to bring the resolution to the Senate floor for a vote.
The Obama Administration eased financial sanctions in Myanmar in 2012, after its authoritarian government freed some political prisoners and allowed elections. However, Burma has since escalated its ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, who the government does not recognize as citizens.
“Although the United States cannot and should not intervene in every global humanitarian crisis, our nation has a unique opportunity and obligation to stop the Burmese regime before this violence escalates from ethnic cleansing into an outright genocide,” Mitchell said.