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After Gota Assures No Closure, Court Orders Shutdown Of Dehiwala Mosque

Five days after Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured Muslim representatives he would not permit the closure of registered mosques, a court has ordered the shutdown of a mosque in Dehiwala that has come under heavy pressure during the past few months.

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The Gangodawila Magistrate ordered the mosque to cease all religious activity today after the Kohuwela police filed a public nuisance case against the mosque.

The police claim the mosque exists illegally and is not registered and say they are acting on the instructions of the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs. On 25 February Gotabaya Rajapaksa who met with Muslim businessmen and representatives at an event organised by Colombo Mayor AJM Muzammil took the issue up with a DIG and pledged the mosque would not be shut down, Latheef Farook wrote recently.

The US draft resolution on Sri Lanka that was circulated in Geneva on Monday (3) expressed alarm at the rapid rise in violence and discrimination on the basis of religion or belief, particularly against members of religious minority groups in Sri Lanka, including Hindus, Muslims and Christians. The draft resolution calls upon the Sri Lankan Government to investigate all attacks, by individuals and groups, on temples, mosques, and churches and to take steps to prevent future attacks; and calls on the Government of Sri Lanka to investigate and hold accountable perpetrators of attacks on places of worship, journalists, human rights defenders, members of religious minority groups, and other members of civil society.

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    Another election result.

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      Its this two tongued kabaragoya’s double game.
      He is typical Benjamin Natanyahu with his
      Judas smile. Rajapassas are big time hypocrits in any case.

      Musammil also another Judas who is sided with
      these rogue rascals after winning UNP votes.
      Ranil must disgrace Musammil publicly before kick him out
      for good. Shameless rogues, what a pest to the country.
      Its a curse!

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      Lapitiya,

      Get the basis of the magistrates Order, and the written request of the Police to Shut Down the Mosque as a Public nuisance.

      What Public Laws were violated.

      Is the remedy in such situation, to shut down he Mosque.

      Is the problem, loudspeakers. If so, clearly state so and describe the standard remedy.

      Are Double Standards Applied here.

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        The First citizen of Dehiwela, Mayor Dhanasiri had told DIG Anura Senanayake and SSP Mt. Lavinia at a meeting with Muslims yesterday at the Mayors office that he as the immediate neighbor of the mosque had never encountered any nuisance – No Loud Speakers are used and no cars are parked on the road.

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      May be this could be a deal to paint the picture other way around to the world that Gota is not authoriatarian. He is being treated as any average.
      These men the Rajapskse blood flow through are cunning as no others that the country produced sofar. Ripe in all forms of tactics.

  • 6
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    CT YOU ARE FULLY BLOCKED IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO GET THROUGH USING MOST OF THE PROXY..

    I GOT THROUGH THIS ONE THRU UK WITH GREAT DIFFICULTY

    • 3
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      Too bad the goons of SL regime think, once a site is blocked ppl cant access it…

      I use http://www.ninjaproxy.ca

      Good luck ppl.. Its not big deal…

  • 11
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    This is only The beginning- what do you think is the meeting BBS had with The worlds worst terrorist today in Myanmar, he is ruthless and he is adamant that the entire Muslim population must be wiped out.

    Let them damn community as usual be arrogant and ignore and face the realities when it hits them.

    100% Muslims will face a terrible calamity in Sri Lanka, because of their hypocrisy and betraying each other .

    Any harm that comes upon the community , especially Faizer Mustapha and Mohmaed Muzamil have to take full responsibility.

    Muslim must not allow these two Munafeeks into the Masjids in future, and never ever forgive them and must start reciting lahanth on them,may Allah swt Curse them both for betraying Muslim brothers and the community ameen -Ya Allah ameen , may your curse be upon them both.

    I call upon the entire community to do Thajud and invoke cureses on Faizer Mustaf and M.Mizzamil the poodle of Wimal Weerawanse .You must do it if you are true Muslims

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      “Any harm that comes upon the community , especially Faizer Mustapha and Mohmaed Muzamil have to take full responsibility. “

      Cant blame Paisa; His interests are not in the community.Also,he is too busy tutoring HiruNika in the art and craft of making big money before the next elections. After all, them lawyers will never do anything for Summa as dada put it and who better to train a novice like HoraNika than an arch crook who is wise in the ways of the black suited vultures of Hulftsdorp.

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      Quassim, Don’t be an armchair critic and also stop cursing people. Come join the people in Sri Lanka and fight this hate campaign. You can sit in your comfort zone somewhere outside the country or inside your home and comment on the net, but the reality outside is different. What are you talking about whipping out the entire comment. You think we would be sitting ducks. There is blood in our veins even if you don’t.

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      Q-A-S-S-I-M
      Hold on dear,get your wires right.The event is reported to
      have been co-organized by Colombo Mayor A J M Muzammil and
      not “Weeravansa’s poodle Muzammil.”You must immediately
      cancel your curse on that innocent leader poodle.Why such
      a hurry to make all these petite politicians Muslim leaders
      when Muslims are today like headless chicken?Don’t we only
      need money here and honey there,I mean Hurrees in the next
      world?Have we ever worried or questioned what will our
      dearest other half will get for raising the children and being
      loyal and kind to us?Understand the system.In our country it
      says “We Buddhists,Hindus,Christians all ask for votes for
      ourselves and INTELLIGENT PEOPLE give us their votes and forget
      it.” Why Muslims don’t forget it? This system in our country
      doesn’t elect leaders,they only elect followers,they follow
      their people and so should the Muslim “leaders”be.Now see,you
      want drugs,they give you drugs container loads!You want brothel
      they give you from Russia with love!You want to watch horror
      movie in real?They have the best actors live in Kolonnnawawood!
      Are you a stale food eater?All eateries will look after you!
      You want best expired food?Many super markets will heartily
      serve you!Look,on the road,we have monkeys given licence to
      drive so that you are in safe hands!And for you Q-A-S-S-I-M
      guys and me,Allah has created BBS!What can our leaders do?
      So do not curse them because they go to Mecca and asks Allah
      for your votes and they get it and you get them!

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    In Pothuvil the chief priest Warakapola [Edited out] said muslims in the area did not allow to broadcast “Seth Pirith” in the morning. They complain to the police saying that it is a public nuisance. It was a remote area and the temple situated close to beach.

    This prayer station is in heavily populated Dehiwala,Galwala road and most of the residents are Buddhists. So mosque must shut down or shift to some other place.

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    Dear Qassim very islamic of you to ask god to curse another person, well done people will love muslims after reading your comments.

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      Are you a Paisa Mustappa supporter?
      If so there is nothing to debate about.
      If you are not, let me tell you, Paisa Mustappa is
      a big time Munafik. I am sorry to say but he is.
      Muzamil also becoming a Munafik.
      Every single decent Muslim should deny them.
      I dont see any difference between paisa mustappa & Gnasara.

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    Didn’t these people want the judiciary to be independent? Do they now want Gota to intervene with the justice system just because he gave a promise?

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      Judiciary? In Sri Lanka?
      What the heck is that?
      Kota [Edited out] thinks he is a genius and the others are fools.

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        lol have one stand. Do you want a ministerial secretary to intervene with judicial proceeding or not?

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    Riays ade you podiyan go read study your religion do not try to teach your grand mother to suck eggs ,I take it you are a akuran modaya and is offended ,Muanfeeks like these two derserve worst, it si hipocrits like them and you who want to lick the arses of the enmies of Muslims who should have the wrath of God too on you, Akuran buggars only want money wnat else .

    hell with your opinion go to hell Riyas ,

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      Q-A-S-S-M

      Very good response. Keep it up. Also, thanks for the info about the wheeler dealings of the 2 muslim munafiks appointed as Crown Counsel recently . Though shocking it is not surprising considering the low backgrounds from which they have come up. Their very existence is cause enough for calling for the application of sharia law in our country.

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    Riyas ade you podiyan go read study your religion do not try to teach your grand mother to suck eggs ,I take it you are a akuran modaya and is offended ,Muanfeeks like these two derserve worst, it si hipocrits like them and you who want to lick the arses of the enmies of Muslims who should have the wrath of God too on you, Akuran buggars only want money wnat else .

    hell with your opinion go to hell Riyas ,

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      A true slave of the gods.

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    Riyas ade you podiyan go read study your religion do not try to teach your grand mother to suck eggs ,I take it you are a akuran modaya and is offended ,Muanfeeks like these two derserve worst, it si hipocrits like them and you who want to lick the arses of the enmies of Muslims who should have the wrath of God too on you, Akuran buggars only want money wnat else .

    hell with your opinion go to hell Riyas ,

    Idiot how Islamic is it to betray fellow Muslims by these dogs?

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      Quasim [Ediyed out], Why do you worship a pedophile who molested children and married one too? What sort if peaceful religion is Islam when all in the Quaran says is to kill all non-believers of Islam, stone people to death and cut the clitoris of women if they commit adultery? What sort of blady religion is it? Im sick of your so called “Peaceful religion”. Well deserved for licking the GOSL arse. I think The clown Goatbaiya Jarawapassa should also close down all the mosques in Srilanka.

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    Today’s News Headlines
    http://www.headlinealley.com

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    no room for athiest /hypocritic , crook paizer modapa in colombo-period,

    die you bastard.

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    Faizer Mustafa and Ali Sabri in sells Gota!
    Details Created On Tuesday, 17 September 2013 21:02 Category: General
    gota fiser sabri editedDeputy minister Faizer Mustafa, and Ali Sabri, the personal lawyer to the defence secretary, the two recently sworn-in president’s counsels, are levying fees far surpassing those of all senior PCs in Sri Lanka to engage in a daylight fraud to swindle money of the state, say sources at the Bar Association of Sri Lanka.

    According to traditions in the legal profession, a cabinet minister or a deputy minister cannot represent clients in a court of law while holding political office. That is an accepted tradition not only in Sri Lanka, but also in the rest of the world. However, deputy minister Faizer Mustafa has misled Parliament and is using an unlawful permission given by the Speaker to engage in the legal profession while holding political office. In response to a preplanned oral question by an MP, the speaker has said that government ministers and deputy ministers are not impeded from engaging in the legal profession. The speaker has no constitutional right to give such an authoritarian decision without any precedence. The speaker’s decision is not surprising, given the Sri Lankan ideal of ‘Naduth Hamuduruwange – Baduth Hamuduruwange.’

    Through that authoritarian decision by the speaker, deputy minister Faizer Mustafa has opened for himself an unending treasure trove of wealth. Deputy minister Faizer Mustafa appears for court cases of government ministries and departments in total violation of the legal theory ‘conflict of interests.’ He charges Rs. 04 million for a single appearance in a case. If the hearing is taking place outside Colombo, his travelling facilities should be arranged. The tavelling facilities are not a luxury vehicle, but a helicopter. Faizer tells his customers that they should rent the helicopter owned by supervising MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardena for his travelling requirements, at a separate cost of between Rs. 300,000 and Rs. 1.5 million. Even senior PC Faiz Mustafa, who is Faizer Mustafa’s father, levies an all inclusive charge, including for travelling, of Rs. 1.5 million to attend a hearing at the Kandy district court. The son’s fee is three-fold higher. That is because the payments are being made from state money.

    The personal lawyer of the defence secretary M.U.M. Ali Sabri, too, is swindling money of the state in a similar manner. Born to a poor family in Kalutara, he received his preliminary education at Kalutara Central College and the secondary education at Zahira College, Maradana. While doing his first job at ‘Sam Gems’, he passed the Law College entrance examination in 1992 and took oaths as a lawyer in 1995 after sitting for the final examination. While being a first year student of the Law College, he joined the SLFP Lawyers Union and caught the attention of former president Chandrika Kumaratunga, who had been campaigning in the Attanagalle area at the time. After taking oaths as a lawyer, he was appointed a director of the Youth Services Authority of Minister S.B. Dissanayake and was then posted to Jeddah as the Sri Lankan consul there. With the mediation of his contemporary in Saudi Arabia, ambassador Naufer Jabir, Ali Zabri got married to the daughter of the owner of renowned ‘Stone n String’ and buried his past life of poverty. From then on, he began behaving like a Colombo 7 super class Muslim. Very good at knowing where his personal intersts lie, he discarded his links with Chandrika once Mahinda Rajapaksa was elected president and became a close ally of the Rajapaksas.

    His per one-hour legal consultation fee of Rs. 50,000 a few years ago has now been increased to Rs. 01 million. If anything wants to be get done from the Urban Development Authority or the Defence Ministry, the lawyer to be reached is Ali Sabri. Or Faizer Mustafa. Both say publicly that they have to give half of their income to the defence secretary. And, they say that, that is why their fees are higher than the other lawyers, and that it is them who should be reached if anything to wants to be get done fast without any delay. The lands and unlawful constructions coming under the Urban Development Authority have become a treasure trove of wealth for both of them. According to BASL sources, Faizer Mustafa and Ali Sabri each earn a monthly income of Rs. 50 million.

    Both are making their services available to UNP MPs with the hope to preventing any drying out of their fountain of wealth in the future too

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    If Rauff Hakeem is a honest person and If the Colombo Mayor is a honest person then they both including the other MPs of UPFA who are Muslims should resign their post or join an opposition party. If not all of them are TRAITORS to the Muslim community in SriLanka.

    When did the police start taking action on the orders of Balu Bala Sena? Is the IGP sleeping?

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      Just one single question:

      who can be honest if he or she belongs to UPFA coalition ?

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    Have these Americans complaining about religious freedom ever been to Saudi Arabia. Of course have, and they know what is going on in Saudi but they dare not open their mouth! So US has no credibility and their accusations have zero value

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    A message to all ye Muslim people in Sri Lanka.

    Stop infighting. It will strengthen the enemy. Stop finding fault with each other and do not denigrate your so called leaders. In the present mephistophillic Sri Lankan rule minority leaders have no chance in hell in making a difference. The rulers own the army, they own the police, they own the judiciary, they own the white vans, they manipulate the media, and they can unleash the saffron robed thugs at any time they wish. What real difference can any of your Rauff Hakeems, Faizer Mustapahas or Muzzammils hope to make.

    Get real.

  • 4
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    Trustees should take legal action to challenge this ruling. Also notifiy the IOC Secretary General and UNHRC Navy Pillai. Dont depend on Paisa MusthAppa and GothaBhayya.

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      Or start a civil disobedience campaign, and let it build momentum to attract international attention, through photographs, write-ups like what the Tamil diaspora are doing in proxy for the Muslims, to bring world attention to the intimidation to minority communities to strengthen their case.

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        Marwan,

        A civil disobedience campaign will work for the benifit of the regime and not the other way about. The government will take resolute action and that will win them more support from the Sinhala Buddhist majority.

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    Dear Muslim MPs and Ministers,

    This is shame on you.

    Currupted hub

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    Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa & court orders are two different things ,

    The news says “The Gangodawila Magistrate ordered the mosque to cease all religious activity today after the Kohuwela police filed a public nuisance case against the mosque.”

    This is correct as it is illegal construction and making nuisance at public. Should be closed. There are many to be closed & remove same reasons

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      Like I said before, you have spelled your “name” Bebon INCORRECTLY. Please proof-read before you post your comment.

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    Almost impossible to get thru CT.

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    Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

  • 2
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    So many Muslim politicians, supporters, detractors, organisations, mosques, committees in a Buddhist country. Why?

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      @ Paul… So many Budu Pilima’s at every nook and corner with illegally lit electricity why?

      Also Buddhism came to SL from India.. just like Hinduism from India or Islam from Morocco/India… what makes SL a buddhist country? its a Multi Cultural and Multi Ethnic country…..oh ya I remember MR saying this too not too long ago…

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      Sri Lanka is not a Buddhist country. It belongs to all religions, Muslims, Christians, Muslims, Hindus. Places of religious worship are not bad places where there is vice nor criminal activities, but people use it to do soul searching and to better themselves, to live in harmony, amity and achieve tranquility amidst all the struggle to survive in economically deprived society.

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        Correction: Sri Lanka is not ONLY a Buddhist country. It is in only one of many religions blessed to this country, such as Islam followed by Muslims, Christianity followed by Christians, Hinduism followed by Tamils.

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      Paul
      To remind the Sinhala Buddhists that Sinhalese are not in
      Buddhism and call them to Islam if interested.Monks are
      agitated and nervous that they will lose their bowl!

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    also can use proxy http://www.vobas.com http://www.ipbuzz.net to access CT.

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      Thanks for this info. I too find it extremely difficult to gain access from many of the mostly common and supposedly ‘popular’ web proxies. I just love this site so much for all the well articulated journalistic thoughts, and the wide ranging reader inputs ranging from sometimes the most comical to the most well balanced, including hidden exposures and everything in-between. Too much to miss out.

  • 4
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    Good move.

    At last SL has law.

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    SLMC Hakeem is the justice minister in charge of courts!!!

    Kothapaya is powerless to make these decisions.

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    Asking politicians to save the Masjid is like seeking advice from radical SinHella (BBS/JHU/BR/SR) Bhikkus to govern our lives. Most Politicians by their very nature and their very presence distort/destroy/sodomize social order. Politicians steal from the unborn and create economic and social distortions, they are kind of meddling time travellers with an evil intend to destroy the beauty of life. No sane Human being should associate with them, let alone be a part of electing them. Muslims are blessed with a time tested system of governance which provides happiness in this life and preps for an eternal life.

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    If speakers and vehicles are the nuisance, why not Muslims stop using them for prayers. In fact Prophet did not use them and it may be a Sunnah to stop them.

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      1445 years ago there were no electronic speakers nor machanical vehicles unless you are referring to Bilal Rabah’s voice and the desert Camel.

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    Fazil

    Quassim, Don’t be an armchair critic and also stop cursing people.

    hope you blood will remain blood and not turn water anyways I salute you for opening declaring Jihad in Sri Lank-

    You the first to ever say so although in different words.

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    Faizer Mustapha Should be Apologising to Muslims for Attempting to …
    dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/9849‎

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    Oh Allah may your curse be upon these two Munafeeks , who have not only betrayed our Muslim brothers and engendering their lives by working and spying for the enemies of Muslims and Islam, they have also abused our Ummath by earning haram and eating out of it and feed theirs families and further they have also used the most honorable names of our beloved Prophet to destroy the Muslim community and bring shame upon Islam ,Please do not forgive these two Munafeeks ,who has been abusing our Good nabi’s Names

    Mustafa and Muzammail.

    from today know all our sri Lankan Muslim brothers these two enemies of Islam will hence be known as;

    Faizer – will only be referred and known as= ibn Salul (lanatullah)

    Muzamail will only be known as Abu Lahab (lanatullah)

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    Oh Allah let the
    Abu Lahab(lanatullah) (Muzamail -SRI LANKA) & Faizer ibn Salul (lanatullah) perish, and Their TEMP POLITICAL power perish. may Their wealth and gains exempt them not. May They both be plunged in flaming Fire, And along with all those who support them and let them have upon their necks a halter of palm-fibre.
    let them perish in utter humiliation for humiliating and betraying fellow Muslim brethren.

    On This Thursday evening -Friday night we cry unto your our beloved loved do not spare these two Munafiks ever . AMEEN MAMEEN ,AMEEN YA RAB AMEEN ,YA RABIL ALAHMEEN .

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    DEAR BROTHER AND SISTERS IN ISLAM PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THIS .
    JAZAKALAH

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    Oh Allah may your curse be upon these two Munafeeks , who have not only betrayed our Muslim brothers and engendering their lives by working and spying for the enemies of Muslims and Islam, they have also abused our Ummath by earning haram and eating out of it and feed theirs families and further they have also used the most honorable names of our beloved Prophet to destroy the Muslim community and bring shame upon Islam ,Please do not forgive these two Munafeeks ,who has been abusing our Good nabi’s Names

    Mustafa and Muzammail.

    from today know all our sri Lankan Muslim brothers these two enemies of Islam will hence be known as;

    Faizer – will only be referred and known as= ibn Salul (lanatullah)

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