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Despite Growing Anti-Halal Sentiments, Experts Say Sri Lanka Can Benefit From $ 1.2 Trillion Halal Market

In the backdrop of anti-Halal campaigns and protests in Sri Lanka, experts are saying Sri Lanka too can reap a significant economic benefit if it caters to the ever growing US$ 1.2 trillion global Halal market. At a forum organized by the Halal Accreditation Council (HAC) under the theme “Opportunities For Sri Lankan Exporters In […]

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Anti-Halal Campaign More Important Than Casinos – BBS

The Bodu Bala Sena believes its anti-Halal agitation is far more important than taking up the Government’s move to create casino zones in the capital Colombo, the group’s Chief Executive Officer Dilanthe Withanage told Colombo Telegraph. “The Bodu Bala Sena is against casinos. But we believe that compared with the Halal issue in the country, […]

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BBS – Back On The Road With Anti-Halal Campaign Again

The Bodu Bala Sena which retreated into the shadows in the wake of high level visits by UN officials and the Government’s touch and go situation with regard to the hosting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet, is back on the road again pledging to recommence it’s anti-Halal agitation that resulted in widespread Islamophobia […]

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Bodu Bala Sena To Recommence Its Battle Against Halal

The Bodu Bala Sena will recommence its battle against the Halal Certification to root it out entirely from the country, one of the organisation’s leading monks has pledged. General Secretary of the BBS, Buddhists monk Galagodaaththe Gnanasara said that although the group had stepped away from the battle against Halal because of the intervention of the […]

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Why The BBS Buddhists Are Protesting Halal

By Mza.zakky – A Buddhist monk named Bowatte Indraratana died at Colombo National Hospital over the weekend after setting himself on fire Friday near the famed Temple of Buddha’s Tooth Relic in the central town of Kandy. The 30-year-old was the first monk to self-immolate in Sri Lanka. It is a bad issue for all […]

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What Is The New Halal?

By Tisaranee Gunasekara – “…..at the root of the Ur-fascist psychology there is the obsession with a plot, possibly an international one. The followers must feel besieged”. –Umberto Eco (Eternal Fascism)[i] Remember halal? The mighty roar against halal sprang up, literally out of nowhere, and occupied the public square with lightening speed. For three months, […]

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Video: ‘Bismillah, Allāhu Akbar’ – Mercy Halal Islamic Slaughter

Given the context of the recent hate campaign against Muslims in Sri Lanka over Halal and cattle slaughtering, we have republished the presentation below with the permission of the Mercy Slaughter LLC,  as it resurfaces some interesting points of view. Certain parts of this presentation may be inappropriate for younger viewers or may be upsetting or offensive […]

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Geneva, Halal And Bodu Bala Sena

By Kalana Senaratne – There are tensions and schisms erupting, there is a crisis in the making. One dimension of this crisis is the unfolding diplomatic debacle: the Geneva-crisis. The group Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) represents, and gives expression to, another dimension. The emergence of both was to be expected; both, however, were avoidable. Geneva-crisis […]

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Consequences Of Demanding The State To Impose A Blanket Ban On Halal

By Ameer Ali – The Arabic word halal simply means permissible and is the direct opposite of haram meaning prohibited. In between these two extremes there are several shades of permissibility and prohibition, and in none of which, including the two extremities, there is unanimity of opinion among Muslim religious scholars. (I know one instance where […]

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Turning The Country Into A Permanent Killing Field And The ‘Halal’ Bomb

By Latheef Farook – Unless  BBS  is contained and persecution of Muslims  stopped  country  will  be heading towards a catastrophe Muslim parliamentarians should either get their government to stop the persecution of Muslims or   leave the government if they have an iota of sell respect Time for Jamiathul Ulema to confine  to preaching and  leave […]

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