18 July, 2019

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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, the casino issue is a minor one,” Withanage in an interview with Colombo Telegraph.

The BBS recommenced its Anti-Halal agitation campaign today,  saying the authorities had cheated them out of a solution to the controversial Islamic labelling in March this year.

Withanage said it believed the bigger issue was that the President’s Provincial Governor of the Western Province Alawi Moulana was requesting all mayors in the province to cooperate and assist with the annual Haj Cattle Sacrifice on a letterhead that features the Dharma Chakra, a Buddhist symbol.

“We are against casinos and we have already had a press conference regarding this. But this Halal issue is much bigger,” Withanage said, adding that the BBS did not want to mix agitation campaigns.

Asked if the anti-Halal resurgence campaign was aimed at distracting from the Government’s controversial casino legitimising legislation, Withanage said the BBS had no idea the Government would move to present the bill the same week the group had organised its campaign.

“Right now, it is the Halal issue that is important,” Withanage said.

The Government last night decided to refrain from tabling the controversial gazette to legalise casinos in Parliament after the opposition led by its Spokesman on Economic Affairs Harsha de Silva kept up a relentless campaign against James Packer’s tax-free casino project and exposed Government moves to surreptitiously introduce the legislation in Parliament. Key Government allies the Jathika Hela Urumaya and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress also informed President Mahinda Rajapaksa they would not be voting for the controversial legislation, prompting the Government to withdraw the bill for amendment.

We publish below the Governor Alawi Moulana’s letter form Dilanthe’s Faceebok;

 

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    Well done BBS!you are truly enlightening us on how ignorant and brown nosed you are. being a former gambling addict I know what the true ramifications are of this evil called casinos. I too went in for one night on fun and within 2 years lost all my lives savings and almost had my family on the streets of Colombo bankrupt. It was only with the help of a few friends I am able to stand now. I still paying the price of my foolishness.

    I sincerely hope you can put aside this halal issue which will ultimately lead to repercussions you will unleash upon this country from the Muslim countries of the world for your blind faith. Right now some our key buyers of local produce is the Middle East. If this is not stopped, your women will serve as slaves to Arab masters to satisfy your gambling addiction. We have more burning issues than a piece of meat.

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    Goosara and balu sena should be banned as a terrorist group

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    Buddhism is a very peaceful religion & it’s pretty sad to see the monks are behaving like this. BBS has a very extreme policy like Taliban I suppose. Only the president’s family could solve matter, as some of his family members are behind this extremist monks.

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      I agree, i have read a saying of Buddha, hatred only spreads hate it is not the solution’ .. im not sure of the verse and chpters something of that meaning, Buddha worked hard to spread love and these BBS extremists are totally creating a bad image,luckily i have buddist friends who say me what they truly are

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    These saffron wearing dogs does not have clues about the principles of the Buddhism, unfortunately these thugs are funded by GCE OL qualified Defence secretory.
    They also managed to gather many other fools who do not have brain to know right and wrong.

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    Assalamu Allikum to all (it is a Islamic greeting )
    TO Muslim brothers and sisters
    Please mind your words follow the sun nah respect the forum please don’t fall in to traps when you writing something remember you are Muslim and what Islam teach us ..do not cross line to create problems it can be in person , by words or writing Muslims love peace leave them until they read the Qur’an ,what is the teaching of prophet Mohamed (saw} and realize the truth if you can aid them to realize that is the best we can do ,because most of the Buddhist brothers and sisters they don’t know whats going on..even some they do not follow the real Buddhism because they don’t spend time to learn like some of us its really teach how to work with other community .As sri lankan not as Muslim , Tamils etc.. i think its time to think and act lets develop the country together
    make lots dua for peace in this beautiful country .
    may allah bless sri lank a

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      All what you write is just fine, but what do you have as a solution for the verbal abuse and physical attacks on our Masjids, and the Muslim way of life? It is one thing to sermonize and persuade calmness in the face of aggression, but it is quite another to stand up and be counted to defend Allah’s Deen at least using our God given intellect to oppose and expose their ignorance through these forums. Let them know that we will not take their abuse seated and cowering in fright, but are prepared to stand up and face their might to put the records straight, at least with the pen. This is the only place where free and fare opinions can be expressed without being exposed to harm’s way, and surely we need to assert our rights, first as equal citizens of this country, and secondly as Muslims, or else, who will. They (I specifically refer to the BBS/SR/RB/JHU combine) will just walk all over us.

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    BOORU BALU SENA IS ASKING FOR SOME SUICIDE BOMBERS DON’T WAKE UP THE JIHADITS,,,,30 YEARS WE HAD ENOUGH. AT TIME OF LTTE BOORU SENA WAS F…ASS

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    GOVT. ACTIVATES DIVIDE & RULE POLICY. TBEY HAVE BRAIN-WAZBED THE MAJORITY SINHALA COMMUNITY. NO TRANSPARENCY IN CONTRACTS. PRESIDENT HOLDS FINANCE MINISTRY.NO ‘ CHECK & BALANCE’.TBEY PREFER MEGA PFOJECTS LIKE CASINO.
    COUNTRY MUZT HAVE A NEW CONSTITUTION;COUNTRY MUST HAVE NEW ADMINISTRATION.

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    I think the government should also ban all muslims coming in as tourist so that they would have a peace of mind,in lonely planet we should write muslims are not welcome try another cpuntry,chogm too it must be included,hatred for muslims and protests against halal,go ahead,we will strive and move on under any circumstances as our faith in Almight Allah is strong ,He is our provider,not any human being,dont get angry or provoked as thats the ultimate aim,and then we Muslim would be torn to bits Allah says patience and humbleness He loves

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    It is best to remember the Buddha’s enunciation of the doctrine of Karma which states ‘every action has a reaction’: and to note that, while the Muslim community may seem sitting ducks for any band of thugs to vent their perversions upon today, the day may not be far away when Nemesis, in the form of Taliban terrorism or an Arab oil embargo, keeps her tryst on Lanka’s shores. What would then be the fate of 20 million Lankans in the face of a worldwide Muslim Jihad against Lanka?
    So what need is there today, when a Sinhalese Buddhist Government is at the helm of the State, when Lanka’s Constitution guarantees Buddhism the foremost place and imposes a legal duty on the State to promote and foster the Buddha Sasana, for a bunch of self-proclaimed religious vigilantes wrapped without qualms in the venerated robe of the Buddhist monk and, in the process of exploiting it as a shield from the lance of public opprobrium, degrading it, to prowl the streets wantonly tub thumping a gospel of hate and bigotry totally against the fundamental precepts of Buddhism, ironically in the name of protecting Buddhism? With defenders like these, who needs attackers?

    On his deathbed the Buddha was asked by his disciples, “who would be our leader after The Thathagatha’s parinibbana?” The Buddha replied thus: “My Dhamma shall be thy teacher. My Dhamma shall be thy leader. Take refuge in the Dhamma.” So shall the Dhamma be its own sole guardian. Sublime Truth needs no defender or protector.

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    jamiathul ulama issuing halal certificates to non muslim companies thus depriving muslims their halal market monopoly. we have no problem. why cant JU stop this certification temporarily and see what will be the future for non muslim companies without halal certification ? i am not a racist but this is just to see the outcome of a new idea.

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    The activate button has been pressed ! The moda BBS got activated.
    I mentioned some time back these are Trojan Horses (BBS, Greese Yaka) planted by MR Gov.

    Why now ? deviation is required from pressing issues, Casino Bill, price hike,additional tax & Budget)
    But this is a bit of a risk on the eve of CHOGM (Chewing Gum), but I think the GOV must be having one finger in the deactivate button, as they know these pawns can be controlled and will dance to their tune.

    Utter Fools.

    Halal Logo will not be taken away, SLGOV stand to loose billions of Rs.
    Why was it not activated before the ritual hajj animal sacrifice?

    When will these people learn? Utter foolishness ! Time and again

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    Am I seeing Rathupaswala protest priest in this picture? If so when did he become a Balu Bala Sena member? Is it after he supported the government and the people of the area kicked him out?

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    AS I HAVE REPEATEDLY SAID WE MUSLIMS DO NOT NEED HALAL CERTIFICATION.

    IT IS THE NON-MUSLIMS WHO NEED IT TO EXPORT TO MUSLIM COUNTRIES WHICH
    ARE THE BIGGEST BUYERS.

    GOTA’ IS A BLOODY IDIOT. DO NOT WORRY SOON THEE WILL BE PROBLEMS
    WITHIN THE FAMILY AND THEY WILL DESTROY EACH OTHER.
    THEY ARE LIKE VIRUSES SELF-TERMINATING,

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    THIS IF FOR THE BBS REP IN CT

    I asked this question before and he didnt answer so I ask again ;-)

    hhhahhaahaha now lets see what the resident BBS rep in CT has got to say as he said in another thread just within the last 2 to 3 days and this is what he said

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/under-a-cloud-gota-opens-tgi-fridays-in-colombo/#comments

    “So far I have not lambasted anyone or any idea and do not intend to do so in the future as well.

    Well, we are not in the business of making monks of all Sri Lankans. Tolerance towards lay people is a Buddhist tradition. We are not anti business either in whatever shape or form it comes. We are not against eating meat, that is a individual choice. So this restaurant opening in Colombo is of no interest to us other than perhaps a simple curiosity.

    BBS Rep – October 20, 2013
    2:09 am

    I represent BBS and my personal views do not count.

    So many deride us not on evidence but on emotion. So many say we are this or that when we are just the opposite.

    Can’t win with most of the CT readers.

    BBS Rep – October 22, 2013
    12:17 am ”

    So now tell me mate where the hell is BBS stand on this as you said they were the view (above) of BBS and not yours!!

    Got caught to a yorker didnt you old boy?

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    BTW, how does a hit-and-run drunk driver become a religious force to be reckoned with? Who do you think is funding the BBS? My conclusion is that it is evident these monks at BBS are not worthy of calling ‘Bhikshu’ and must dis-robe them for the best interest of Buddhism it self.

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    Casino is not a big issue when visitors come they need entertainment, gambling is very profitable business. many tourist will come .. probably come via Matala air port too, via Yatchs to Hambantota sea port… money money money

    After playing & drinking at casino (free of charge) now little drunk they will go looking for women for sex .. this provids more employment.. maybe Sri Lanka do not have to send women to Middle East to service the Arabs, they can work from home..

    See now everybody happy.. your mothers and sisters will become very good sex workers bring lot of money home, husband can stay sleeping & drinking kasipu… government make lot of money.. money is good

    So Sri Lanka have to be thankful to BBS … may the triple gem bless them all

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    “Anti-Halal Campaign More Important Than Casinos”

    yes, exactly it is important than Casinos. One day we can take action to stop casinos but if World most peaceful religion would grow it will never stop and those who against them will be beheaded.

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    A research was done by the BBC in Nigeria about the best way possible for slaughtering an animal..

    They researched all possible ways and came up with the statement stating that the best and healthy way was that of the Muslims….

    When you stun an animal, all what happens is the animal is in a state of shock thus all the blood freezes along with all poisonous toxins.. When you slaughter, the Islamic way… by putting an Incision on the Animals Jaggular vein, all the blood is pumped out along with the toxins….

    There is an awesome youtube video of how animals react when the name of Allah is mentioned, while slaughtering…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHC9liKYdYM

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      from what I understand, initially the issue was not about the slaughtering of animals, but it was about the fees to be paid for the Halal certification..

      this fee payment was in other words all citizens of Sri Lanka whether Buddhist,Christian, Hindu or Athiest would be indirectly or directly paying to the Mosque.. So it is a good money making plan for the Imams, which will bring them hundreds of million of Rupees yearly

      @ IOSalli
      I still like Casino.. yes, yes some day, some day we can stop the casino

      Anytime if country does not mind paying out the monies in penalty as going back on contract & agreements .. till some day Sri Lanka can keep the women happy and making money at the same time

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        It’s better than sending women to Saudi Arbia. Everyday a Sri Lankan employee in Saudi Arabia found dead. if Casinos are not good hotels are not good too.

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          If Sri Lanka cannot archive good economy it’s difficult to keep Sri Lanka as a buddhist majority country. I know it’s not good gambling in Buddhism but I don’t see any solution for those house maids.

          Prominent industries that Sri Lanka easily develop are Tourism, Garment and some others. Casinos attract more tourists.

          Sri Lankan should learn to respect every women without being a Muslims whether they are prostitutes or nuns. Women become prostitutes because they have problems. Considering current cost of living in Sri Lanka new employee opportunities must be created to stop sending Housemaids to middle east to be abused & murdered.

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      (Pseudo) Snowdon Asange,
      Obviously, slaughtered animal is the victim of the slaughterer. If the mention of the word ‘Allah’ quieten the victim it must be because it knows it’s going to Allah’s heaven.

      From their faces, we can say, Jihadis kill their fore with full of hate. But they yell ‘Allah’ whenever they kill their enemies. Strange then, you want us to believe victim goes to heaven because the killer shouts ‘Allah’. You should go to heaven fast as you can and have perpetual virgins and pearls like boys if you like them.

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    These casinos coming up in Slave Island and Maradana the Jihad capital of Colombo. So it is a good thing to have them for BBS.

    BBS should actually support these casinos.

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      Lorenzo, yes you are right.
      This Packer “Crown” Casino is being built to attract middle class middle easterners (Jihadist?), Indians and Chinese.
      Read press statement

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        lorenso does not read much other than look at lankaweb and play with his willy!

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    Only a handful of us write and argue the double standards of Bahu Bootha Sena and its masters. As long as the normal man & the woman on the street is not aware of the actions of these thugs nothing going to change in this country of ours. Its a collective responsibility of us all to educate the masses to get rid of this menace and bring in a new system of good governance.
    But unfortunately its the usual question – ” Who is going to bell the Cat- or the so called Deshapremiya ( read Deshadrohiya)?”

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    Dear Bodu Bala Sena Swaminwanses,

    We the many mothers who are concerned about this halal certification including Muslim extremism in Sri lanka are backing you 101%. Please help to rid our country of this extremism.

    I will do my best to educate more mothers I come across in Sri lanka and others who are clueless about Muslim extremists and the danger they pose to the Sinhala race.

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    whatever the bodu bala sena does, the muslims will eat only halal meat..if the meat is not halal they will not eat it definitely..it is no big deal for them i think , it just the buddhist extremist group is painting a bag image of the country.. if it is a distraction they need they could come up with something that does not instigate racial conflict

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    TO DATE NOT A SINGLE MUSLIM SCIENTIST HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PRODUCE A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY TO PROVE THE IDEA OF HALAL OR KOSHER SLAUGHTER IS MAINLY TO DRAIN THE ANIMALS BLOODTO AVOID ANY CLOGGING AND TO AMKE SURE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLES ANY TOXIC OR PARASITES ETC ARE REMOVED , INSTEAD THEY TALK COCK AS USUAL ,THE ONLY THINK THEY KNOW ABOUT SCIENCE IS THIER IDIOTIC SCHOLARS ADIVE TO DRINK THE URINE OF CAMEL, DIP THE FLY DEEPER INTO FOOD AS A FORM OF MEDICINE AND SHARE THE GHEE WITH THE RAT — WHEN WILL THIS IDOTS EVER LEARN? Why do they even go to School at all .? they condemn the Holy Bible staing it is written based on hear say and the scristian scholars are all liars and claim thier Scholars like Bukari who did not even know arabic and from bukarus , who wrote over 6000 stupid lies , filled with prejudise and hate toawrds none muslims , and fake jurispuredence to make money , while thier own scholars sem to have written these stupid books three hundred odd years after the demise of thier own so revered Prohphet , and the very books which were never allowed to be written in Their Prophet’s life time and he forbid it,, and they claim the Quran is History and it is thier scholars fabricated books that are the true revelations and not a single word can be removed or ignored, even at the cost of the humiliations it has cost thier prophet like the famous child marraige , and names of his wives which are never even found in the Quran , liars ,liars , The Sri Lanka Maha Bodi must ban not hala , but this dangerous fake traditional books , practices of it and everyting will be all right .

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      ANTHONIO,
      YOU ARE A BIGOT. YOU ARE IGNORANT.YOU KNOW NOTHING OF ANY RELIGION.

      PROPHET MUHAMMAD WAS THE LAST OF THE PROPHETS.
      MUSLIMS BELIEVE IN ALL THE PROPHETS WHO CAME BEFORE FROM NOAH DOWN
      TO MUHAMMAD AND THEIR SCRIPTURES. THE QURAN IS A HISTORICAL BOOK.
      AS THE REVELATIONS CAME THEY WERE WRITTEN DOWN BY HIS COMPANIONS AND THEY COMMITTED TO MEMORY.IT IS THE ONLY SCRIPTURE THAT HAS BEEN MEMORIZED BY MILLIONS.
      WHEN WE TALK OF THE BIBLE- I HAVE TO ASK WHICH BIBLE?
      AS THERE ARE SO MANY VERSIONS.

      IMAM BUKHARI IS FROM BOKHARA, WHERE ISLAM HAD SPREAD BEFORE HE WAS BORN IN UZBEKISTAN IN CENTRAL ASIA..
      HE WAS A SCHOLAR AND THEN HE TRAVELED ALL OVER THE ARAB WORLD
      COLLECTING THE TRADITIONS OF THE PROPHET.

      A GIRL IS FIT FOR MARRIAGE WHEN SHE ATTAINS PUBERTY.
      THERE ARE VERY YOUNG GIRLS EVEN AT 8 0R 9.
      WELL HE WAS BETROTHED TO AISHAH AND HIS MARRIAGE WAS CONSUMMATED MUCH LATER.

      AT LEAST HE MARRIED. GHANDHI MARRIED KASTHURBAI WHEN SHE WAS 12.
      WE ARE NOW READING ELSEWHERE ABOUT HIS “EXPERIMENTS”.

      THE QURAN IS REVELATION. THERE IS NO MENTION OF HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND WIVES.

      YOU WILL BE SURPRISED THAT THERE IS AN ENTIRE CHAPTER NAMED AFTER MARY THE MOTHER OF JESUS. JESUS WAS BORN OF THE SPIRIT AND WE BELIEVE IN
      IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. JESUS SPOKE AS A CHILD WHEN JEWS ACCUSED
      MARY OF FORNICATION.

      ANTONIO. READ THE QURAN. AND LEARN THE THE TRUTH.
      MANY ARE THOSE WHO READ IT TO PICK HOLES AND TO SAY IT WAS MUHAMMMAD’S WRITINGS. THEY WERE SO CONVINCED THEY CONVERTED TO ISLAM.
      MUHAMMAD COULD NOT READ OR WRITE.
      ALLAH IN HIS WISDOM CHOSE HIM SO THAT OTHER “ANTONIOS” LIKE YOU
      CANNOT SAY IT WAS COPIED FROM JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES.

      MUSLIMS BELIEVE IN THE “ANTI-CHRIST” AND THE RETURN OF JESUS
      WHO DID NOT DIE ON THE CROSS BUT WAS RAISED TO HEAVEN AND IS ALIVE.
      ONE OF HIS DISCIPLES WAS GIVEN HIS FORM WHO WAS CAPTURED AND
      CRUCIFIED. I KNOW MY CHRISTIANITY AND I CAN TAKE ON ANY CHRISTIAN.

      ANTONIO- PLEASE IN GODS NAME DO NOT GET INVOLVED IN DEBATE WITHOUT
      KNOWLEDGE.

      IN ISLAM “ILM” (KNOWLEDGE) PRECEDES “EEMAN”(FAITH) AND “AMAL” (DEEDS)

      I HOPE I HAVE CLEARED DOUBTS OF MANY ON THIS FORUM, WHO MAY HAVE NOT
      KNOWN THESE FACTS.

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    Islamic method of Slaughtering animals is better
    …scientific reason…

    Al Shaddad Bin Aous has quoted this tradition of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H.) “God calls for mercy in everything, so be merciful when you kill and when you slaughter, sharpen your blade to relieve its pain”.

    Many allegations have been made that Islamic slaughter is not humane to animals. However, Professor Schultz and his colleague Dr. Hazim of the Hanover University, Germany, proved through an experiment, using an electroencephalograph (EEG) and electrocardiogram (ECG) that *Islamic slaughter is THE humane method of slaughter* and captive bolt stunning, practiced by the Western method, causes severe pain to the animal. The results surprised many.

    Experimental Details:

    1. Several electrodes were surgically implanted at various points of the skull of all animals, touching the surface of thebrain.

    2. The animals were allowed to recover for several weeks.

    3. Some animals were slaughtered by making a swift, deep incision with a sharp knife on the neck cutting the jugular veins and carotid Arteries of both sides; as also the trachea and esophagusHalal Method.

    4. Some animals were stunned using a captive bolt pistol humane slaughter by the western method.

    5. During the experiment, EEG and ECG were recorded on all animals to record the condition of the brain and heart during the course of slaughter and stunning.

    Results and Discussion:

    I – Halal Method

    1. The first three seconds from the time of Islamic slaughter as recorded on the EEG did not show any change from the graph before slaughter, thus indicating that the animal did not feel any pain during or immediately after the incision.

    2. For the following 3 seconds, the EEG recorded a condition of deep sleep – unconsciousness. This is due to a large quantity of blood gushing out from the body.

    3. After the above mentioned 6 seconds, the EEG recorded zero level, showing no feeling of pain at all.

    4. As the brain message (EEG) dropped to zero level, the heart was still pounding and the body convulsing vigorously (a reflex action of the spinal cord) driving maximum blood from the body: resulting in hygienic meat for the consumer.

    II – Western method by C.B.P. Stunning

    1. The animals were apparently unconscious soon after stunning.

    2. EEG showed severe pain immediately after stunning.

    3. The hearts of the animal stunned by C.B.P. stopped beating earlier as compared to those of the animals slaughtered according to the Halal method resulting in the retention of more blood inthe meat. This in turn is unhygienic for the consumer.

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    Some racist elements of Sri Lankan Buddhist such as Bodu Bala Sena recommence their propaganda against halal. Their objective is to root it out entirely from the country for reason unknown, the reason known to them has gone to the extent to highlight “ 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.” (Published in Colombo Telegraph on October 22, 2013) . Such claims speaks for itself who is behind this fools play.

    Let’s examine Halal the issue in detail and the truth behind the claims.

    1.Increasing cost and customer has to bear the cost.
    An absurd claim placed by racists is, halal increases selling price of the product. It might affect a cost a little but will it affect the selling price? This is the place racist elements need some education on the subject. Selling price having two elements,

    I.cost
    II.Profit margin.

    Which is given in; price = cost + profit margin

    In a free market economy, price of a product is determined by the demand and supply, at a particular price, highest sale will materialize and that price will be considered as the best price by the producer. By increasing the demand, a higher profit is earned via increased sale with a same selling price though margin may reduce a bit on its way increasing the demand.

    This is what happening in the case of halal. Companies try to attract Muslim consumers by obtaining a halal certification and there is NO need to transfer the cost to general public as company is absorbing it by reducing its profit margin for a unit, keeping the price that preferred by the consumers as it was, mean time as number of unit sale increases due to the increase in demand higher total net profit can be achieved.

    If this has nothing to do with ultimate consumer, racist organizations are just blind on their demands. It should be noted that even ISO certification is not mandatory and obtained to get the customer confidence, thereby can increase the demand.

    2.Not compulsory
    The certification is not compulsory for a company. As we pointed out in the first point, the objective is to increase the demand, if they fail to achieve such a demand hike, the company having the choice to revoke the certification. No company is obliged to feed Muslims at a cost. If it’s a choice, the reason to attack such a move is utter stupidity and again reflects their level of intelligence.

    3.Who is the loser?
    Halal is observed in every affairs of a Muslim’s life; when it comes to food, it is the food items that are allowed for Muslims, it’s not just confined to meat products. Any product that mixed with alcohol or pork product (such as type of gelatin) is not allowed for Muslims to consume. In absence of halal certification non-Muslim businesses not going to attract Muslim consumers and the end losers will be those non-Muslim producers. This was already highlighted by some heads of the company and some companies incurred loses already. Lack of choice is the only disadvantage that Muslims can face. In other words “halal” links the business between Muslims and none Muslims.

    4.What Muslims ate before?
    Some even points out that, Muslims never had such requirement in the past. This in fact shows their level of understanding about the reality. In past we never had SLS. But it emerges in today’s society. In the same way, in the past Muslims had limited consumer requirements though they were adhering to halal and market was not flooded with products as it is now. Understanding the product’s nature and manufacturing process involve had become a concern due to complexity of the products. Hence such requirement emerged in today’s society.

    5.What concerns Buddhist?
    In fact some interpret Buddhism as doesn’t allow any meat products; hence it has nothing to do with the halal in meat products. So, any Buddhist organization must not take a biased stand on it while neglecting pork, chicken and fish. Mean time Buddhism doesn’t allow alcohol or pork. If so, halal certification in non-meat products is in line with Buddhist requirement. The demand for taking away is not appropriate as it helps Buddhist as well.

    6.Exports and tourism
    Many Arab tourists visit Sri Lanka and foreign exchange earned by them is a strength to the country. By preventing halal we simply limiting their spending in Sri Lanka, also due to unavailability of halal products risk of losing this tourist segment is obvious. Mean time export market is having enough and more share with halal products and might lose income over it too. Placing halal logo in the product is the communication between producer and consumer. So it’s utter stupidity to claim to avoid logo while having a certification both locally and overseas. By having a certification for overseas and not communicating in local product the organization is losing the market locally and paying for the certification without getting the use out of it. Such claim simply shows these racists are nothing but an intention to undermine Muslim needs in Sri Lanka. Government’s blind eye over them shows the stand on government as well.

    7.First of its kind, proud or shame?
    I have seen in a forum, one was proudly said that Sri Lanka was the first to beat terrorism and halal. Of course credit can be given for beating the terrorism, but what about “halal”? In fact some developed countries such as Canada; government organization providing supports such as information on halal for producers to increase their market share both locally and overseas (see the link below) . But in our grate country it was done other way around and some are proud about their stand on it. This will certainly show how the business world thinks of Sri Lankan in general thanks to this racist group, which in reality, do not represent the majority Buddhist.
    http://www.ats-sea.agr.gc.ca/inter/4352-eng.htm

    8.The Arabic word in concern
    Another stupidity is that, the Arabic word of halal was the concern of some. Halal is an Arabic word meaning “lawful” or “permissible”. Perhaps only racist knows how it is different from English or Chines letters in many products in Sri Lanka? Because they are not Sinhala letters either.

    9.Living abroad and eating halal
    Sri Lanka earns foreign income via labor market and it is significant in number. Many of them are non- Muslims working in Middle East and eating halal food. If these racist are true to their campaign they must not allow non- Muslim sri lankan workers in these countries. They must pressure government, recall them and must not allow visit these countries.

    10.Funding terror network.
    Another accusation was ACJU is funding terror network, if so it should be handled by security personnel and not by Buddhist monks. All ACJU halal unit financial statement is audited by public auditors and ACJU had given an open invitation for concern security organization to check them all and their activity. To date none had been arrested on this regard. Is it appropriate for Buddhist monks to accuse blindly without any evidence? As a nonprofit organization it cannot allocate its funds other than the activity it has formed to do.

    11.Non-Halal products.
    Some people claim, they want the choice of non-halal. If it so, they must understand that there are enough and more products including meat available in supermarket which are non-halal. Mean time when it comes to non-meat products, certification process is to checks the ingredients. In this case halal and non-halal product processing has no difference. If a producer wants to produce something with non-halal ingredient, they are free to refrain from having the certificate.

    12.Self-proclaimed halal logos.
    Some organization such as “Raigam” brand went proudly from halal certification and placed their own halal logo. This in fact not entertained by any Muslims due to mishandling of the logo in Sri Lanka and overseas. There was an incident in Sri Lankan super market, pork sausage was bearing the hahal self-proclaimed logo. Recently pork was sold to Muslims in china calling it halal meat (see the link below) , these incidents further insists such claim should be approved by a body that can be trusted by Muslims. As business men are not following the ethics and their objective is increasing the profit, in today’s society it is necessary to certificate such claim.
    http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=119623

    13.Give it free.
    This is another absurd claim by the illiterates. Which service that benefits a business organization given free. Who is going to bear the overhead cost that incurred during the issuing process? If so in which way they justify the claim that it should be given free. Do they place the same claim for ISO? Which is also a choice to increase the market share.

    Certainly educated professionals should lead the country or any organization, if not; these unnecessary fiascos are hindrance for country’s development and might polarize the communities.

    A simple advice to racist….
    Better to be on limelight.. But not as a fool!

    taken from:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=238302106328225&set=a.180760315415738.1073741827.161957150629388&type=1&relevant_count=1

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    The brutality of the West in dealing with animals
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    How Ethical is none halal Slaughter , please check it out , I hope CT will kindly permit publishing this , even in Sri Lanka they use electrified water to kill chickens and use Crow bars & sledge hammer to kill cattle & Pigs and then also check what the fish go though ..
    Thank you

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    BEGINNING OF THE END OF BIG BXLLS SYNDROME (HOPEFULLY)
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    HAC to handle Halal compliance certification
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    Published : 12:20 am January 10, 2014
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    Halal compliance certification for Sri Lankan industries will now be issued by the Halal Accreditation Council (Guarantee) Ltd. (HAC), effective from 1 January 2014. The company has been set up under the Sri Lanka Companies Act No. 7 of 2007 and has accreditation in 27 countries as of now.

    “Halal compliance certification is an important part of doing business in the world today and as such, Sri Lankan companies gearing their products to the export market would find that this is an international standard that has to be followed in order to do business in some key markets across the world. Therefore, HAC will meet a commercial requirement as this certification is like any other compliance standard, such as SLS or ISO,” said HAC CEO Ali Fatharally.
    The compliance certification is a very thorough process to assure required standards for a wide range of industries which include FMCG, healthcare, pharmaceutical, etc., and HAC has a qualified technical team to handle the scientific process behind this compliance certification.

    “All our internal processors are transparent and audited by reputed international firms,” said the CEO.
    HAC is primarily a not-for-profit organisation, which is founded and managed by some of Sri Lanka’s top professionals who assure the country’s business community that international best practices will be maintained in Halal certification, whilst keeping within the guidelines.

    “We can’t go beyond the fact that even though this certification has scientific and commercial implications, it is also based on religious and cultural principles. This certification is to ensure that consumers’ right of choice for Halal compliant products and services is facilitated in a responsible manner. One must also take into consideration a large international consumption market where Sri Lankan produce can be sold with such certification. It is a fact that there are close on two billion Muslims over the world who would exclusively buy Halal certified products,” said Fatharally.

    According to global research firm AT Kearney, the global Halal market is estimated at US$ 2 trillion, making it one of the fastest growing consumer segments in the world. This comprises of 67% of Food & Beverage, 22% of pharmaceuticals and 10% personal care and cosmetics.

    “There is a high demand from commercial establishments in the country for this compliance certification. Already, 195 Sri Lankan companies, catering to both local and international markets, have requested HAC for certification and we are now auditing their manufacturing standards. HAC plans to speed up the process so that there will not be any impediments placed in the path of regular commerce in Sri Lanka,” said Fatharally.

    Halal compliance certification involves in depth auditing and monitoring and since it deals with various manufactures, there is a team of trained technicians, food technologists and supervisors spread across the country to monitor compliance. However, HAC is also specific that this accreditation is not a ‘must’ for local commerce.

    “This certification is not forced upon anybody and HAC was established to cater to a national need and as far as we are concerned, there is no compulsion for any business to be Halal compliant. Also as much as we say we are a not-for-profit organisation, it does not mean our services are gratis. We employ a large number of professionals to ensure that best practices are maintained in this certification process and therefore have to meet the cost in supporting the mechanism we have put in place,” said the CEO.

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    @aYMAN -qURAN CLEARLY SAYS THE kUARS WILL REFER THE qURAN AS A historical BOOK AND NO MORE DIVENE AND ON THE DAY OF judgement THE prophet WILL COMPLAINT TO gOD THAT MY PEOPLE HAVE REJECT THIS qURAN ,AM A bigot AND YOU ARE A KAFIR.. GO AND CHECK THE QURAN OUT ,I WANT O MAKE YOU READ THE WHOLE QURAN TO FIND THESE TOW VERESE ,AM GOT GOING TO GIVE THE CHAPTERS AND VERSES TO IDIOTS WHO DRINK CAMEL URINE AND AND WANT TO FIND A BOOK THAT WILL SATISFY ALL YOUR ILL DESIRES. SICKO ASS

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