Burma Task Force USA was established August 2013 with the following goals:
- To stop the genocide of Burmese Muslims
- To open doors for relief organizations to work in Burma
- To improve the treatment of the Rohingya refugees in India, Thailand, and Bangladesh
- To achieve full freedom of religion by opening all mosques, permit Muslims to marry, freedom to have children, and restore full citizenship by canceling 1982 law which makes them stateless people
- To dismantle concentration camps and try police officers and soldiers or anyone who raped women or participated in ethnic cleansing as a war crime
- To provide access to media, to international relief organizations, to human rights organizations
- The Burmese President should withdraw his statement that Rohingyas should be settled in a third country.
- Successful campaign resulting in President Obama speaking up in his trip to Burma about Rohingya in brief but strong way
- Many memos and meetings with State department and different agencies.
- Media regularly receives our letters to improve their writing style about Burmese Muslims so that instead of calling “communal riots” the clearly identify the attackers as well as the victims. And instead of given the government version of Rohingyas being illegal Bengalis, they mention their claims that they are in their ancestral land
- Sustained campaign of pressure on the Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to speak up for minority rights of Muslims through solidarity demonstrations where ever she went in the US
- Meetings with OIC leadership
- About 100,000 people receive our action alert called “Burma Alert.” Almost twice a month. Some times more often.
- We are strong in social media: Right now we have 140,000 people who follow us on Facebook.
- Several demonstrations have been organized in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Toronto
Burma Task Force is a united effort of Muslims to stop genocide of Muslims in Burma. The following organizations are part of this coalition: Burmese Rohingya Association of North America, Free Rohingya Campaign, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA NY and Canada), Islamic Council of New England (ICNE), Islamic Organization of North America (IONA), Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Justice For All, DawaNet, Majlis Shura of Atlanta, Michigan Muslim Community Council, Muslim Alliance of North America (MANA), Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), Muslim Leadership Council of New York and Muslim Peace Coalition.
Remember, relief supplies are not reaching those in need. Our work is critical in opening up Burma for international media, human rights organizations and the international relief organizations. So please donate generously. This work is eligible for Zakat through the fi sabeelillah category of Zakat and is tax deductible.