I am sure that you've heard these shocking news about Rohingya Crisis. And we know that they are our Muslim brothers and sisters.

My question is that what branch of Islam do they belong to? And is it right to help and defend them without regarding of what branch they are?

We know that defending the rights of oppressed people is one of the main characteristics of Muslims.


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    Helping the oppressed - no matter their religion - is part of Islam.
    – Shadi
    Sep 4, 2017 at 18:40
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    @FarewellStackExchange Both. This idea of helping a drowning man only after knowing what their faith is, for example, is nonsensical and not part of the Islamic doctrine.
    – Shadi
    Sep 4, 2017 at 20:54
  • They're most likely to be Sunni. Sep 5, 2017 at 11:17
  • The (off-topic [politics]) question in the title and the questions in the body (one is off-topic [opinion-based]; the other's answer is listed on the Wikipedia pages Rohingya people and Islam in Myanmar) are distinct. Which question do you want answered? Sep 12, 2017 at 5:13

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As reported by different sources they are most likely Sunni Muslims, but this does not matter; this is a humanitarian disaster.

Shame on world organizations

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