29 September, 2020

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A Shop A Day Continues: Muslim-Owned Shop Torched In Mahiyanganaya

Even as two weeks passed since police claimed they had deployed several units to arrest Bodu Bala Sena’s (BBS) Galagoda Atte Gnanasara who reportedly continues to be in hiding to evade arrest, yet another Muslim-owned shop ‘Rich Shoe Palace’ was torched on Friday night in Mahiyangana.

This is at least the fourth Muslim owned business to be torched within this week alone. The shop was owned by a Muslim businessman from Batticaloa’s Kattankudy. Over the past one week, Muslim owned shops in Dematagoda, Maharagama and Nugegoda have been set on fire.

Despite even calls from the diplomatic community to take action against the increasing attacks on the Muslims, the government continues to soft peddle the incidents, and is yet to openly even condemn the attacks against the minority community.

On May 25, the police headquarters said that it had deployed several units to arrest Ganansara, however two weeks later, they are yet to apprehend him and the police claim that as he is in hiding, they are helpless.

Incidentally the attack on the latest Muslim owned shop in Mahiyangana comes almost a year after Gnanasara threatened to repeat the Aluthgama riots in Mahiyangana against the Muslims. Addressing a Satyagraha on June 21, 2016 to protest against the arrest of two youth from the area, Gnanasara told the IGP to take action against the senior police officers in the area, as they are not working in accordance to the wishes of the Buddhist clergy. “If you can’t handle them, tell us, we will take care of them. We only need about 50 people to take care of them, and we are not scared to go behind bars,” he said. Gnanasara in his speech added that if his group didn’t receive a favourable response from the IGP and the government, the BBS will not think twice to commence ‘phase 2 of the Aluthgama’ mayhem.

Despite openly admitting that he was behind the 2014 Aluthgama carnage, the government and the police turned a blind eye and did not take action against him.

Related posts:

Muslim-Owned Shop Torched In Wijerama

CCTV Footage: Another Muslim-Owned Shop Torched In Maharagama

A Shop A Day Continues: Muslim-Owned Shop Torched In Dematagoda

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    This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

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      Has this burn a shop a day have anything to do with the international pressure to take action against the BBS and Rajapaksas!!?

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    Although many derogative statements have been attributed to Allah and His chosen beloved Prophet, by clergymen of the Buddhist faith, the Muslims have not / will never resort to reply in similar fashion against any religious leaders of other faiths, since it is totally prohibited by their religion, which again must never be construed as a weakness. This alone is enough to show the ingrained discipline as Muslims to follow the core teachings of their religion – Islam faithfully, whilst maintaining cordiality with all other faiths. They have been provoked time and time again with false allegations and accusations of land grabs, excessive growth rates caused by multiple marriage partners, coerced and seduced conversions to Islam, and many other such blatant falsehoods and lies which create misleading public perception. Those affected have had to simply laugh it off at the absurdity of these claims and silently swallow their anger and pray for justice, whilst their patience is being tested. They pray for peace and sanity to prevail amidst all the calamities and injustices carried out against them. They know that retribution is bound to follow for all that has been perpetrated on them for simply being a Muslim, since there is a just ruler of this entire universe who knows everything that is happening, who will unleash His wrath at a time of His choosing. It has happened before in history, and it is bound to happen again. No one can escape what we Muslims call as ‘divine justice’, which is at a much higher level than our man made ‘corrupt justice’.

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      Go tell that to the people killed in London by your crazy muslim friends. Go tell that to the kids killed in Manchester by your crazy muslim friends. Not condoning the activities of the buddhists but please don’t say idiotic comments about muslim murderers.

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        Why so selective. Have you overlooked all the unlawful invasions and occupations that led to the birth of modern day terrorism. Every religion has it’s crazies, just because you are fed selective news with an agenda it doesn’t mean that this is Islam.

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        chitra————————————————————————————————
        —-//”Go tell that to the people killed in London by your crazy muslim friends.”// ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-
        Just because the terrorist claim that they are “Muslims”, it does not mean that they are “Muslims”. They are considered non-Muslims by the vast majority of Muslims, as those who follow the Devil, Satan, and in fact the Muslim religions leaders in UK are refusing to give Muslim funeral rites to these Devil Satan followers. The state is better off not-handing off their bodies, and cremating them, even though not-environmentally friendly, as a deterrent for future terrorists, who call themselves, “Muslims”. —————————————————————————————The Buddhists should do the same, call the BBS and its goons Terrorists, follow of Mara who opposed Buddha, and not provide Buddhist Funeral rites, so that they will dwell in Apaya, Hell for ever, and be reborn as lower life forms deserving their criminal actions in this birth. Looking at Ganasara of BBS, from his picture, he is good candidate ti be reborn as a pig, and ending as ham on some tables.

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        Majority of Muslims do not support killing innocent people. As you know the US and other so called countries kill innocent civilians in the name of combatting terrorism so someone whose family members were killed would definitely try to kill others in the same way. Even if someone from your family was killed unjustly you would do the same.

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        Chitra- don’t be an idiot. The terrorists in tne UK were not true muslims. Just as these scum are not true Buddhists.

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          Spot on, fully agree…..low life mentality to even think like that……..you dont label an entire race due to some bad eggs “using the shelter of the religion” to do unacceptable things in the society…….its a universal NO NO regardless of one’s religious belief……

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        Chitra, what a diversion. Stupid!

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        Chitra, what about the killing of thousand and thousand of children with their families from Afghanistan to middle-east and north Africa for the last 15 years and which is still going on? Children and infants blown to pieces. By whom? The US and western axis of evil. On the other side Zionist evil, the Israelis killing and destroying Palestine children and families. Those whose families and their countries destroyed take revenge killing of few here and there, the western media for weeks carry the headline calling them terrorist following murderous religion. Look at US and western cities, how safe they are enjoying their life to the maximum. Look at the cities in Libya, Irag, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia people struggling without food, water, shelter and seeking refuge in the very countries responsible for their plight. Compared to these few terrorist attack killing 0.001% of that they have killed. Who are the biggest terrorist? Which is the murderous religion? If you cannot justifiably come to a conclusion, you are either a dog or bitch.

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      Even Lord Buddha in his teachings ..though not referred to a GOD .. have clearly explained your expected divine intervention & Justice… that problems in this world occur due to a CAUSE and the suffering occurs due to the EFFECTS of it or the way one finds the solution…

      The CAUSE is ;
      1. Vandalizing most prominent Buddhist Archeological sites in the East..

      2. settlements in one of the most valuable forests..Wilpattu… in the Country with Political patronage disregarding the protests of majority Sinhalese community….

      Undoubtedly Wilpattu Jungle conceals many historical evidences of the Sinhala / Buddhist civilization in the Country and who can guarantee that such evidences will not be vandalized or destroyed for political / religious reasons by the settlers ..? Example : Kuragala Buddhist monastery in Balangoda claimed by Muslims as a Muslim Religious site….how can it be a Muslim religious place when Kuragala Buddhist monastery has a history of about 2000 years…?

      It is a forcible occupation with political patronage…there are many such places..

      EFFECT
      Now the BBS is reacting to all these …
      1. the attitude of Muslim Community to identify themselves with the Arab world based on Islamic religious cultural practices in the Country than becoming SRI LANKAN MUSLIMS…

      2. Muslims being descendants of Arab traders settled down in Sri Lanka about 1000 years ago is perceived by BBS as lack of RESPECT to the Laws of the Country that they live in.. which in a way is true. Ex; wearing Hijab was never observed about 50 years ago…

      3. It is a well known fact that the present oil rich Arab world Economically supports the causes of communities that follow Islam….BBS claim / fear when the Sinhala Buddhists are in trouble not a single Country would support its causes…and consider the present situation as an Economic Invasion of poor Sri Lanka.

      AS A RESULT ..NOW THE MUSLIMS …LIVE IN FEAR….SUFFER.

      Therefore the Solution to the problem is to remove the CAUSE than attacking the EFFECT by branding BBS as a Terror Group…

      the solution is within yourselves as human beings….not with an imaginary GOD…

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        Lion, “Even Lord Buddha in his teachings …though not referred to a GOD” but “divine intervention & Justice” is attributed to God by believers so why are talking about that? Cause and effect is a natural phenomenon. You throw (cause) a stone at a glass, it will break (effect). So the CAUSE is criminal Gnanasara and his racist cohort, the EFFECT the destruction of properties and livelihood of Muslims.
        1. Destruction of Archeological sites were fake stories. Get the proof from your Archeological Department. 2. Wilpattu Jungle conceal Buddhist Sinhala civilization, what civilization? Vedda civilization. Again this is a subject should be handled by Archeologist. 3. Kuragala is not a holy place for Buddhist or Muslims. From Muslim money makers, Monk money makers trying to wrestle control. 4. Muslims culture is Islamic culture which is universal and not Arab culture. 5 Before 1960s Moor unmarried and some married women wore Burqa (not Hijab). They covered the windows of cars when travelling, if rickshaw covered the front. When started getting education these were dropped but wore respectable cloths always covering the head. 6. If Muslims settled down here 1000 years ago did not follow the law of the country, the Sinhalese kings would have chased them during that time itself. 6. It is natural rich Arab countries economically supporting poor Muslims. So why don’t you seek economical support from rich Buddhist countries. But remember our country also get economical support from Arab countries. So what BBS want? Muslim to drop their religion, culture and follow western dress code and culture. May be because 50% of that dress code crept into Sinhalese culture. Economic invasion are from China, India and western countries, this is the EFFECT of CAUSE created by your monks and plundering politicians since independent.

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    History has a dirty habit of repeating itself. In 1956 SWRD permitted the Buddhist clergy to take matters into their hands. When the present Head of State attempts to checkmate the present lot of the Buddhist Clergy, we will not know the repercussions. When the Tamils were targetted in 1983 it was a cake-walk for those who were behind the pogrom. Will it be a similar cake-walk with respect to the attacks on the
    Muslims?
    We are not making an attempt to learn from History!

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    The atmosphere resembles the days preceding the July 1983 pogrom. The then President JR J is supposed to have allowed the fire to rage for a week to teach “them” a lesson. Probably (stress probably) the present GoSL is simply unable to control the mob. The mob is being manipulated with military precision. If not bridled, we will again face international attention. The hard earned reputation on 08 January 2015 is eroding fast.

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    This island has always been a blood thirsty one .

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    Those who kill innocents are psychopaths and not belong to any faith or religion. At the same time the laws of the land must take strict actions on those who kill or destroy properties of innocents who happen to belong to a different religion.

    Muslim clergy refused to perform religious rites on those murderers who murdered the innocents.

    The Sri Lankan governments past and the present do not do enough to do justice to the innocent victims or punish the hate murderers or looters.

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    Really……. The latest is , the hand grenade ( or is it a Fire Bomb ) which Wahabi Hakeem of the SLMC lobbed at the Sinhala Buddhists exploded in his own lap. ……( Hope it is not the groin )… …..Both Business Owners whom Hakeem claimed to be his mates , told the Colombo TV that CEB is the cause of the Fire in their Muslim Factory………. To the Yahapalana suckers benefit, it, was the sparks from CEB Power Surge , which burned down their Factory………. When the Opposition politicians called Hakeem….. Hakeem said he only heard it from a friend………Can you believe it?……….Now the Opposition publicly named Patali Champika as the powerful Minister who is hiding BBS Gannissara…….This is despite Wahabis and their mate Dr Ranil’s God Son, naming the only Sinhala Buddhist Minister in the Cabinet , UNP Wije as the the culprit who is hiding and protecting BBS Gnanissara…….And the God Son in particular demanding the God Father that Wije must be sacked……..What a sorry Sate this Yahapalana has sunk ………..

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    Buddhist Monks should be confined to temples, not politics. That’s where the problem lies in Sri Lanka. Every strikes and political movement, they are present.

    If not, they will destroy Buddhism.

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    it is very natural incident. every action has its very opposite reaction. venerable gnanasara is a very good friend of buddhists. when muslims try to destroy him and his buddhists friendly organization with political power. it is very natural reaction. as a buddhist I appreciate very much of the people reaction against muslims.

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