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Anti-Muslim Campaign Again – Why? – Part II

By Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

I began the first part of this article by focusing on the point that the ongoing anti-Muslim campaign should be seen in the context of the global spread of what has come to be known as identity politics. Identity politics have such virulence and such spread today that the recrudescence of the anti-Muslim campaign, after a lull of a couple of years, is not at all surprising. These facts suggest that identity politics are not the sort of problem that can be expected to go away if it is ignored. Unfortunately, that precisely is what the Government evidently believes. No other conclusion can be drawn from the fact that it has been refusing to take adequate legal action to counter the shrill genocidal hate speech that has been becoming ever more strident. Probably the Government believes that doing so would lead to a loss of votes at the local government elections that cannot be postponed for ever.

What should be done? Obviously the civil society, which proved to be a redoubtable countervailing force during the earlier anti-Muslim campaign, should try to pressurize the Government to go beyond the making of rhetorical noises and take effective counter-action against the BBS and its clones. The starting point, I think, should be to convince the Government and the public that the present anti-Muslim campaign is potentially far more dangerous than the previous one. The latter began with the backing of Norwegian Islamophobes and possibly others, and was co-opted by the Rajapakses in the mistaken belief that it would help consolidate and maintain their power. Two facts have to be noted about that anti-Muslim campaign. It failed to ignite the masses into another 1983 holocaust. The other fact is that the Rajapakses themselves would not have wanted another 1983: they were not so stupid as not to be able to understand that it would be counter-productive to their interests.

Today I am not at all sure that the ongoing anti-Muslim campaign will again fail to ignite another 1983. One factor is that the present Government has been steadily losing credibility, so that a fairly considerable segment of the Sinhalese could be prepared to take people’s level action to topple the Government. Another factor, a more important one, is that the economic hardship of a considerable segment of the Sinhalese people can be expected to go on increasing. It is a situation in which both the generality of the Sinhalese and the Tamils can come to misperceive the Muslims as scapegoats mainly responsible for the economic and other ills of the country. It is well known that the scapegoat syndrome can be extremely dangerous because it can spread uncontrollably like wild-fire.

As for the second fact that I have mentioned above, Rajapakse backing for the BBS short of allowing another 1983, the present Government cannot be suspected of anything like that. But the Opposition in which are embedded the Rajapakses could well want another 1983 this time around. The reason for this is to be found in something that is unique in our politics. Hitherto our politicians in the Opposition have been content to bide their time until their turn comes round again to enjoy power. But today powerful members of the Opposition as well as others have to dread inculpation under the law followed by jail sentences and even death sentences, something unprecedented in our politics. They could therefore desperately want a destabilization program to overthrow the Government, for which purpose they could have powerful backing in the armed forces and elsewhere. Another 1983 could most excellently serve the purpose of destabilization. So, the present anti-Muslim campaign has the potential for becoming far more dangerous than the previous one.

What precisely should the civil society do to make the Government take meaningful counter-action on the anti-Muslim campaign? The usual idiocies about breeding terrorists for the IS or the Muslims multiplying so fast that before long Sri Lanka will become a predominantly Muslim country can all be held in abeyance for the time being. The focus should be on the economic and political consequences of the government failing to take effective counter-action. On the economic consequences I can do no better than cite a reputed professional economist since I am not one myself: “No single factor has retarded the country’s economic development than communal violence. The current communal tensions in several parts of the country could create instability and uncertainty that would destabilize the economy beyond recovery and mark the death knell of the country’s efforts to resolve the current economic crisis”. He goes on to say “Orchestrated no doubt with intent to destabilize the Government and pave the way for regime change, the roused communal feelings would aggravate the current economic crisis and cause enormous hardships to the livelihoods of the people. The containment of these communal tensions is imperative for economic growth and recovery”. That was Dr. Nimal Sanderatne in the Sunday Times of December 4.

I believe that a special emphasis should be placed on the importance of foreign direct investment for economic recovery. We have all been conscious after 1983 of the horribly deleterious consequences of the ethnic problem for the Sri Lankan economy. I believe that it is only recently that the full importance of FDI has come to be realised. Sanderatne quotes another reputed economist, Dr. Saman Kelegama, as follows: “The uncertainty created by the war was the main deterrent to foreign investment – which acted as a catalyst to the growth process. Some examples would suffice to indicate the missed opportunities”. Two major electronic multinational companies, Motorola and the Harris Corporation, which were about to start operations in Sri Lanka folded up and fled in 1983. Sanderatne mentions in addition the following multinationals as having abandoned plans to invest in Sri Lanka after 1983: Marubeni, Sony, Sanya, Bank of Tokyo, and the Chase Manhattan Bank. I must mention also that recently Prime Minister Wickremasinghe stated that Japan had plans to invest something like twenty eight billion dollars in Sri Lanka and elsewhere. Sri Lanka was excluded from that capital after 1983. So, anti-Tamil racism in 1983 proved to be extremely deleterious to the economic interests of the Sinhalese, not just of the minorities. Now, anti-Muslim racism can also be extremely deleterious to Sinhalese, economic interests. That seems to me a powerful, indeed irrefutable argument to make the Government to stop shilly shallying and to take really meaningful; action against the BBS and its clones.

I can be brief on the possible political consequences of the Government failing to take such action. In the first part of this article I posed the question who benefited from the anti-Muslim campaign. Certainly the Tamils would be among the major beneficiaries. If the Islamophobic campaigners manage to bring off a 1983, which is well within the bounds of possibility as I have argued above, the Muslims who escape massacre will have no alternative but to seek safe havens somewhere. As Pakistan and Bangladesh are too far away, they will have to hook it to the Eastern Province and hope for the best. Two consequences could follow. One is that Sinhalese businessmen will gleefully take over Fashion Bug and No Limit. The other is that there could be a coming together of the Tamils and the Muslims in a unity of the Tamil-speaking peoples, which the Tamils have been advocating for decades. India could welcome that development because it could lead to a solid and enduring pro-Indian enclave in the North East, welcome because of geopolitical imperatives consequent to the rise of the yellow giant, China. The second consequence arises from the fact that the Muslims have been abjectly submissive to the Sinhalese majority, even to the extent that Muslim politicians have been for the most part the happy shoe shine boys of the Sinhalese racist politicos. The international community could well conclude that if such a minority is subjected to repeated shrill genocidal hate campaigns, the Sinhalese are incapable of giving fair and equal treatment to any of the minorities. That could lead irresistibly to the notion that the Tamils are entitled to a very wide measure of devolution, a confederal arrangement that would amount to a de facto Eelam.

I have come to believe that it is futile to plead for fair and equal treatment for the minorities on moral grounds. Racists, whether Sinhalese, Tamils, or Muslims just don’t have the moral antennae to be able to grasp such arguments. The best argument would be to establish the horribly deleterious economic and other consequences of Sinhalese racism for the Sinhalese people. That would show that the greatest enemy of the Sinhalese people is not the Tamil or the Muslim or India or the West. The greatest enemy of the Sinhalese people is the Sinhalese racist. The tiger is within the gates.

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    Izeth Hussain

    RE: Anti-Muslim Campaign Again – Why? – Part II

    1. “The latter began with the backing of Norwegian Islamophobes and possibly others, and was co-opted by the Rajapakses in the mistaken belief that it would help consolidate and maintain their power. Two facts have to be noted about that anti-Muslim campaign. It failed to ignite the masses into another 1983 holocaust. The other fact is that the Rajapakses themselves would not have wanted another 1983: they were not so stupid as not to be able to understand that it would be counter-productive to their interests.”

    Thanks for the thoughtful analysis of the situation.

    The Rajapaksas, assumed that by being Anti-Muslim, they could have got over 70% of the Sinhala Buddhist Vote, as most Sinhala Buddhists are perceived to be racists. The math works like this. 70 % of the population is Sinhala Buddhists, and if 70% vote for the Rajapaksas, then 0.70×70% = 49% of the votes they will get and will always win.

    However, only about 55% of the Sinhala Buddhists voted for Rajapaksas. Toiday, this number is well below 50%, despite all the shortcomings of Yahapalanaya.

    2. “Today I am not at all sure that the ongoing anti-Muslim campaign will again fail to ignite another 1983. One factor is that the present Government has been steadily losing credibility, so that a fairly considerable segment of the Sinhalese could be prepared to take people’s level action to topple the Government. Another factor, a more important one, is that the economic hardship of a considerable segment of the Sinhalese people can be expected to go on increasing. It is a situation in which both the generality of the Sinhalese and the Tamils can come to misperceive the Muslims as scapegoats mainly responsible for the economic and other ills of the country. It is well known that the scapegoat syndrome can be extremely dangerous because it can spread uncontrollably like wild-fire.”

    The Racists will try, but the general population will not buy that.

    The real issue is will the Govt use Force to counter such calamity, or if the leaders like Sirisena and Ranil will turn out to be wimps.

    3. “As for the second fact that I have mentioned above, Rajapakse backing for the BBS short of allowing another 1983, the present Government cannot be suspected of anything like that. But the Opposition in which are embedded the Rajapakses could well want another 1983 this time around. “

    The Rajapaksas and the opposition will use anything that is to their advantage.

    The country needs a President like Anura Kumra Dissanayaka or Sarath Fonseka, who are decisive.

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      Presidential Election 2015 Results
      MS – 51% MR = 48% [rounded to the nearest integer]

      First
      Assume MS received all the minority votes (30% of total votes),
      then the balance 21% would consist of Sinhalese voters
      Sinhalese voters constitute 70% of total voters,
      then MS share would be 30% of Sinhalese voters (21% of 70%)
      Therefore MR share would have been the balance 70% of Sinhalese voters.

      Second
      MR failed to win the 2015 Election by just under 300,000 votes,
      which amounts to a little under 5% of the votes received by MS
      Wouldn’t you agree that the level of disappointment at MS is much, much higher than 5% ?

      Why do you think MS is reluctant to hold the Local Govt Elections ?

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      It is just simple if anyone studied it over the decades.
      There are few fundemental things that lanken politics would NOT move without

      1) Folks is this nation are tied with wrongful perceptions resulted on buddha theories as given in Mahanama written scripts. Over the decades, the versions of Mahavansa is being manipulated for the political wills of devious/abusive/tricky politicians.
      Even if they carry out all high profile crimes – they can easily stay escape so long they are closer as they can to Sanga rathnaya. Even if the constitution is not a religious one by name, its is highly dependent on what Sangarathanaya have to say.
      Lately, there were discussions among the non-politicians, as to why the all high criminals are not being targeted. There veteran Sunil Perera made it very clear, it is NO means easy as we feel it to happen becauase, there will be all kind of riots if anyone woudl stand against Buddhist Monks OR anyone who closely work with Buddhist monks

      2) Average mind sets are deliberately kept away from ground realities through LANKEN MEDIA MAFIA.

      If we would realize the real impact of above two on any moves in this country, there, we stay like – HELPLESS.

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      It is just the continuance of the policians -for their political survival.
      The man how is used to repeat ” Dan obata sathutuda – are u satisfied now?” should be interviewed to know his real colors before long

      As long as the Sinhalese remain ignorant, as long as they cling on to the 2500 years old mysteries of the past as their guide, as long as they remain engrossed to the Mahavamsa mindset, whatever solution the that the government tries/pretends to bring in, the Sinhala-Buddhists are not going to accept. Scholars and analysts have identified that the ‘Sinhala (Mahavamsa) Buddhist mindset,’ (about the Sinhala Buddhist claim to the whole island of Lanka), as the reason why most of the Sinhalese cannot be rational and liberal.

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    The article makes a lot of sense. Will the President and the PM take note and take necessary action to reign in the BBS and save the country?

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    Mr.Izeth Hussain, You wrote this article to discuss why anti-muslim campaign again in SL. Apart from criticise MR and BBS you talking things not pertaining to the title.

    I’m going to tell you as briefly as I can why anti-muslim campaign spreading vigorously in the country.

    1. Since the beginning of 90’s muslims in SL very fast change their attitude and behaviors towards Sinhalese. The friendly attitude towards Sinhalese vanished and a kind of arrogant attitiude begun. And it very clearly visible even in business classes. I think this happened because of muslims went to Saudi and learned their extremist ideas and they taught that extremist ideas to their bretheren here. Then they thought the friendly attitude they showed towards Sinhalese is not necessary and it is a kind of degrade their ethnicity.

    2.During late Minister Asroff’s time this trend grew very rapidly and the muslims in eastern part especially Sammanthurai,Akkarapattu,Kathankudi embraced Ashroff’s hardline attitude. And Ashroff start to spread their colonies upto Pothuvil. For that purpose he need lands and under the patronage of CBK he appointed muslim government officials into DS divisions in that area. Then he spread muslim colonies upto Pothuvil. His intention was to spread it to Panama and then to Kirinda. But he died before that. Before 80’s Pothuvil was a small town only about 500-750 Sinhalese lived there with few muslims. But today about 20,000-30,000 muslims living there. Ashroff was the person who start to bulldoze ancient buddhist ruins beginning at Muhudu Maha Viharaya. He poisoned the muslims and then after that his predecessor Hakeem, Hassan Ali follow his footpath. They don’t care about forest reserve’s or ancient ruins. More than 5000 acres of government lands in Thirankomari,Vegaman and Darampalei in Pothuvil DS, distribute to the muslims under land-permits before 2015. The latest incident happened few days back in Wattamaduwa reserve. After monks complained police and forest officers arrested the persons who preparing the land for paddy cultivation. And presently Pulmode-Kuchchaveli area thousands of government lands grab day by day by muslims. And I don’t want to say what’s happening in Wilpattu. These all activities done by muslim minister’s and their henchmen like that the law in this country not applicable to them.

    3.Muslims these days engage in a lucrative illeagal business of importing banned family planning equipments such as abortion kits, family planning pills for Sinhalese. This is a well organise racket. Most of the time they bring these things through mail,courier services or by Pakistani’s coming to this country. Muslim’s never use these items. And the sad thing is muslims grind and mix these pills into cakes,sweets and toffees and sell them to Sinhala kids. For that purpose they bought or rent out kiosks around Sinhala schools.

    4.The other method of muslims to buy pharmacies in the cities and sell drugs to school kids without prescriptions. Recently a pharmacy run by a muslim arrested by police who sold thousands of drug “Metadone” to school kids. These drugs can only buy from “Osusala” only. But muslim’s import them illegally and sell.

    5.Erecting mosques here and there is another thing. First muslim’s buy a land and build a house and then they convert into a prayer station. The prayer station in sacred area in Dambulla is another question. After government grant a spacious place to build a mosque, muslims reluctant to remove 20×10 prayer station in the sacred area.And to protest they brought down even Pakistani’s to Dambulla.The previous prelate allow this place when muslims who came to Dambulla town for trade request for a place to do their prayers. Muslim’s now rejecting to move out. And similar situation in Kuragala. Government grant 15 acres to move their mosque to some other place. But the 15 acres now used by Abusally family for their personal use and muslim’s reject to move out.

    6.Muslim’s complain when temple’s broadcast Pirith sermon but when they blasting their prayer’s three times a day through loud speaker’s Sinhalese did not go to court to get a court order against it.

    There are many more Izeth. When these kind of things happening, Sinhalese get angry because they think the Law only applicable to Sinhalese only. And then the hate campaign begin. You first try to teach your bretheren how to live in a society with respect each other. If Saudi,Qatar or Pakistan funds change muslim’s today to lead a different life style, or we are higher than other races, your clan have to live with Sinhalese. If Muslim’s think that they can destroy Sinhalese one day ,it is only a pipe dream. Don’t try to misguide the world saying politicians behind these hate campaign. No this is erupted from within the Sinhala society.

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    I.H.

    “The best argument would be to establish the horribly deleterious economic and other consequences of Sinhalese racism for the Sinhalese people. That would show that the greatest enemy of the Sinhalese people is not the Tamil or the Muslim or India or the West. The greatest enemy of the Sinhalese people is the Sinhalese racist.”

    You are talking about economic sanctions, I presume.

    We will ensure that greater burden of that will be passed on to Islamic Tamils or Hindu/Christian Tamils depending on who instigates economic sanctions.

    There is no way, absolutely no way, Sinhalese can be punished without facing a ten times greater reaction (unless of course Allah directly intervenes which is unlikely as He is busy in the Middle East protecting Muslims from the West/Israel and arranging peace deals between Sunnis and Shias) . Even if you drop an atom bomb on the capital city more Tamils (Islamist,Hindu, Christian) will die than Sinhalese.

    “The tiger is within the gates.”

    For every Prabakaran there will be a Rajapaksha.

    And What are YOU planing to do this time? – join them or mobilize ISIS?

    Soma

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      soma

      “We will ensure that greater burden of that will be passed on to Islamic Tamils or Hindu/Christian Tamils depending on who instigates economic sanctions.”

      A sure way to divide the island into four or more states, one for the Tamils, One for the Muslims, One for the Sinhalese, may be one ghetto for the little islanders, the Sinhala/Buddhists.

      “There is no way, absolutely no way, Sinhalese can be punished without facing a ten times greater reaction “

      The punitive actions/sanctions could be selective and targeted at Sinhala/Buddhists, within your own ghetto. There would be regular kallathonie services between South India and this island. Relocating the majority who wishes to share this island to South India, then isolating the noisy minority from them. Caging the roaring stupid lion is not that difficult.

      Hindians applied the strategy in Punjab, Hindians again tried and successfully tested in Vellamullivaaikkal, US is testing it in North Iraq and Russia seems successful in Syria.

      Isolating the noisy minority from the rest of the people is not that difficult. All that is necessary is to let a few Sukhoi Su-30MKI, MiG-29UPG roar over the sky.

      You will see a complete collapse of your armed forces and the top generals taking the first boat to South India.

      Find some old bow and arrows, which may come very handy when the noisy minority break up into several tribes and needed to protect themselves from each other.

      “For every Prabakaran there will be a Rajapaksha”

      For every Rajapakse, it would cost the island at least a billion dollar.

      “And What are YOU planing to do this time? – join them or mobilize ISIS?”

      Aren’t you inviting the permanent presence of Hindian/American on this island?

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      Soma – To the readers – I have been focusing on Tamil racism and ignoring Sinhalese racism for sound reasons. That might give the impression that I am peculiarly biased against the Tamils.So, when time permits I shall reply, very occasionally, to Sinhalese racists also.
      Soma’s reply is an excellent exhibit for my purpose because it shows the incorrigible hard-core Sinhalese racist in action. She writes “You are taking about economic sanctions, I presume”. Now what on earth made her presume anything of the sort? Sanctions were never in my mind when I wrote my article. Nor, obviously has it been in the minds of the two economists, both Sinhalese, whom I have quoted. All that we have had in mind were the usual economic consequences of war.There is not one word to justify her ridiculous presumption.
      Soma writes fluent and correct prose and is obviously a well-educated person. What’s the explanation then for her grotesque misreading? I believe it’s a case of ethnolunacy. An ethnolunatic is a person who is a lunatic on matters ethnic and is sane on practically everything else.
      After threatening dire reprisals, with a majoritarian arrogance that I find revolting, she concludes “And What are YOU planning to do this time? – join them or mobilize ISIS?” I wonder why she has put You in capitals. Is it the expression of a peculiar personal hatred? Anyway why on earth has she brought in the ISIS? There is absolutely nothing in my article or elsewhere to suggest that I am sympathetic to the ISIS – in fact I wrote a series of articles attacking Wahabism which is the progenitor of the ISIS.The explanation I think is simply this: Soma’s advanced ethnolunacy is in full flow.
      I am trying to understand hard core racism. I wonder whether Native Vedda or someone else could provide me information about her and her background. – IH

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        Mr. Hussain,

        this particular Soma should be a male hired by Rajapakshe men to add counter thoughts to anyone rise up against them. He is not alone to do such servile tasks. There are few of them in this and other forums.

        So please dont take him serious. There are more of them in this forum. We perfectly know facts lie aside, but they want to bring their man back to politics for their political survival.
        Sadly, masses were abused giving the place to social scum to rise and become wealthy untouchable men andwomen:
        Please question how on earth the men such Aluthgamage, Weerawanse became multi millonaires withint he last 10 years even claiming the ownerships for houses in London for example ?

        All these men are now caught by law and order – the proof material are documented and stay for further use. Surely, the days ahead of us, we will see what the bunch will have to face it.

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          Thanks Simon de Silva. Your hypothesis about a link with the Rajpak gang could make sense because what Soma has written reeks of the arrogance of power,of someone who has the backing of arrogant power, a racist arrogance.But we must keep our minds open to other possibilities also. – IH

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      Soma,

      You sound to be a diehard -Rajaakshe promoter and supporter. Sadly there are lots of the kind left in the country being ironly caught by Rajaakshe propaganda MEDIA units. There are also common parlance in this country – danno danithi – nodanno nodanithi – those who knows it well, are well aware of them others remain fools further.

      Why on the earth you still feel that the termination of terror was ONLY because of Rajapakshe ?

      State leaders though take all-or-not (alles oder nichts) decisions always woudl not end up successful, but we perfectly know from the wars fought in EUrope and other parts of the world sofar – field forces and their heads do the job at the end of the day.

      Nobody with a little brain would ever deny the posts given to former Army commander whose mediation put the end to the LTTE terror in this country. Not Rajaakshes, but all three forces and civil society groups did the job strenghtening the mental set of Rajapakshes.

      It is a joke really, if anyone would feel, a man who was isolated former Army man -in exile – for a period of 15 years, but his returned to home country immediately after his brother became president to make wonders.
      How could he know all bits in terms of fighting war in the country than the senior men in Army, Navy and Airforce.
      Sarath fonseka and other men faced it to the end and the knowledge they themselves collected over the years were enormous.
      Like men worked for a particular field of research, need to know each every hidden steps to go forward- in a war, you need to know everything wihtout hidden informatin, that can only be done through a field fighter who stayed their to see and experience everything.

      But MEDIA MEN selfcreated for Rajaakshe sowed all lies about lies for their political greediness based politics.
      The very same manner, they became dreamers like the SUPPORTers OF THEM on the 08th Jan 2015.

      There will be no chance for any kind of Rajaakshes in the near future of this country.

      Like sun rises every day, – we the folks are certain, No Gotabaya or anyone of that category willever be the president for this counttry.

      This is totally comparable to winning of a cricket match ( I have never heard any country that was praising of

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        Hoi Backie, you’ve been edited out. In other words you’ve been declared unprintable. Shame! Sorry to have reduced you to such a state, Backie. – IH

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    In today’s world of rising populism and fascism with demagogues exploiting the emotions of the masses to their ulterior motives, no kind of reasoning will sway the masses.

    Brexit and the Trump phenomenon are two examples, many to to come: Who knows a more virulent version of if it might emerge from the Sinhalese masses.

    The so-called democracy is hijacked by unscrupulous politicians world over and the the emotions of the masses hold sway.

    Pray Allah and be prepared: Muslims might go through trauma similar to what Tamils have suffered, and still suffering.

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    A few points to ponder :

    Why on earth should we expect “ … civil society …to pressurize the Government to go beyond the making of rhetorical noises and take effective counter-action against the BBS and its clones”. Isn’t this one of the campaign promises made by the Yahalapanaya Government ? What is the Government waiting for ? The onus for action is not on civil society. It is on the Government.

    “The latter began with the backing of Norwegian Islamophobes and possibly others, and was co-opted by the Rajapakses ..”. Did the Rajapakses co-opt the anti-Muslim campaign or did the campaign co-opt the Rajapakses as part of a grand plan to destabilize our country? Does the ineffectual response of the Yahapalanaya Government to the resurgence of the anti-Muslim Campaign suggest that this Government too has co-opted the anti-Muslim Campaign ? If not, why use different yard-sticks to measure the motives of the two Governments concerned? Is it yet another attempt to white-wash the present Government ?

    “I have come to believe that it is futile to plead for fair and equal treatment for the minorities on moral grounds. Racists, whether Sinhalese, Tamils, or Muslims just don’t have the moral antennae to be able to grasp such arguments”. Rather than pleading for fair and equal treatment on moral grounds, should we not try to convince all stake-holders of the importance of adopting mutually respectful treatment on empathetic and compassionate grounds ? Why are we continuing to flog a dead horse ?

    “The best argument would be to establish the horribly deleterious economic and other consequences of Sinhalese racism for the Sinhalese people” Wouldn’t such a horrible economic strategy also affect the non-Sinhalese very badly ?

    “That would show that the greatest enemy of the Sinhalese people is not the Tamil or the Muslim or India or the West. The greatest enemy of the Sinhalese people is the Sinhalese racist. The tiger is within the gates” This is true not just in the case of the Sinhalese only, but it is true in the case of any ethnic group – be it Sinhalese, Tamil or Muslim. (The greatest enemy of the Muslims is the Muslim extremist) Therefore to mention the Sinhalese racist as being the greatest enemy of the Sinhalese may be somewhat misleading. Sinhalese extremism is both the cause AND effect of extremist behavior displayed by the minorities. Racism breeds. The racist gene exists in the DNA of every human. The challenge facing Sri Lankan society today is for the moderates in all ethnic groups to neutralize racism by wresting the peace narratives from the extremists before there is a total polarization of ethnic groups.

    The greatest enemy of not just the Sinhalese but of ALL Sri Lankans are the forces (internal and/or external) that seek to destabilize the country. The most recent attempt at destabilization which resulted in the successful regime-change operation should be the starting point of any serious analysis of the on-going anti-Muslim Campaign and must be studied in the context of the International War on Islamic Terrorism. Were the Muslims used as a cat’s paw in this destabilization exercise ?

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    Anti-Muslim Campaign Again – Why?

    Because of rabid Muslim’s like you.

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    IH, you have written….The greatest enemy of the Sinhalese people is the Sinhalese racist. The tiger is within the gates….surely you mean the ‘Lion within the gates’. (The Tiger is caged at the moment, remember.)

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      IH has written well. The message is clear, we (the people, the government…anybody who has the welfare of this country at heart) must act now and end and put an end, once and for all time, to this mad slide towards another Armageddon.

      We pushed our Tamil community to retaliate, and then the WHOLE country was set back for thirty years. Now, sinister forces are at work using the same formula. Harass and terrorise another visible minority hoping for submission or worse. No doubt these evil forces take strength from their own claim that ‘a Bauddha-Sinhala army defeated the Tamils in 2009’.

      Our present problem is that, unlike Cyril Mathew and his thugs in 1983, the trouble makers of today come garbed in saffron-robes. NO SINHALESE POLITICIAN IN HIS RIGHT MIND WILL OPENLY STAND UP AND DENOUNCE THESE EVIL VILE MASQUERADERS, Under our constitution EVERY government is joined at the hip to the Sangha. When the Sangha says “Jump” the President asks “How High, hamudurruwo”.

      The troublemakers do not understand that the fallout will hit us ALL. AND, 75% of us ALL are SINHALESE.

      Moreover the next conflagration will not be 200 miles to the north, it will be in the Mega Polis, and there is a lot Colombo to burn.

      No right thinking investor will bring money into Sri Lanka today until this seething, simmering mess is sorted out (…unless they want to see their money go up in flames).

      The powers that be had better act NOW.

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      Spring Koha – The phrase “The tiger is within the gates” is known but evidently not well known.Jean Giradoux’s great anti-war play had a French title signifying that the Trojan War need not have taken place. But the English translation carried the title “The tiger is within the gates” signifying that the propensity to violence and war is within man.I should have been careful in my formulation because “Tiger” in the Sri Lankan context will be taken to mean the LTTE. I should have written “The tiger of Sinhalese racism is within the gates”. – IH

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        Dear Mr Izeth Hussain,

        I am a peaceful srilanken expatriate who is currently very worried of present day unexpected incidents in my home country. My worries became even more after having studied them closely the recent developments in Batticalo and colombo. Considering the place given to the religions, they the police too have failed to take the due legal actions even if they lately pointed out to have taken new tangible steps within SL police.

        So I thought to write you directly this way about my heartfelt request to you Mr. Hussain et al. (believing there are lot more of your kind there to enrich your hand).

        I dont know you personally, but your profile is known to me for few yars now as one of the srilanken scholars who has earned recognition in and out of the country. So I believe you and the like personalities can DEFINITELY do lot more in protecting Slkens as a whole not letting them misguided by diverse kind of rising extremist groups.

        Facts about our home country is that minority folks are constantly being misguided by abusive politicians for their racial agendas. Ryzanna girl- got beheaded two years ago in Saudi made even clearer. I never respected much the muslim politicians like Azwer even if the kind of personalities stood by sinhalese politicians. Nor would I ever respect present day ultra extremists like Wimal Weerawanse and Udaya Gommanpila. I myself have failed the chance to work for any kind of party politics since my being lived in Europe for the last 2 decades. So political goons and their narrow minded gains misugide the innocient masses in the country today than no times in the past. That has been the lanken political culture – perhaps the common nature of politics being played in entire developing coutnries. Azwar or the like minded goons have easily been abused by Grand party- men for their SILLY but devious agendas. Even today, that has been the situation in terms of SLTJ. I myself listened to few of the video posted by SLTJ – challenging lanken buddhists about their Tripple gem for example. So are BBS and other highly abusive racial groups that have been behaving on and on.

        Sri Lanka’s 22 mio- population practices a variety of religions. As of the 2011 census 70.19% of Sri Lankans were Theravada Buddhists, 12.6% were Hindus, 9.7% were Muslims (mainly Sunni) and 7.4% Christians (6.1% Roman Catholic and 1.3% other Christian).In 2008 Sri Lanka was the third most religious country in the world according to a Gallup poll, with 99% of Sri Lankans saying religion is an important part of their daily life.

        I believe if senior muslim scholars could do awareness programmes sending the message across the country – the manner or similar to Prof. Carlo Fonseka et al do being together
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjaulK3jlqE

        peace loving educated people of this beautiful island that will surely be great assistance in outreaching the masses for a UNITED culture free from racism and fanatism.

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    He He He
    Izzeth is like an ostrich hiding his head inside sand writes crap here
    There is no place for 4th century concept called Islam in this modern world ….the scientist who has invented this time machine Islam was not educated ….heard every lines from TORA the holy book of Jews and passed this to uneducated…uncivilized …barbaric Arabs …who went behind him like sheeps.
    Following the victory of Trump in USA anti -Islam sentiments is spreading all over European and Australia like wild fire it is the time for the West to send all Muslims back to Middle East.
    It is not allowed to take a copy of Bible into fanatic Saudi Arabia but they can built mosques all over Europe including 100 % Buddhist Islam.
    Muslims criticize other religions and destroy places of worship example : In Bangladseh and Malaysia and Indonesia ..but if others say a word against this fanatic religion they can’t tolerate .
    Some comedian often write about idol worships but what about going around mecca stone 8 times and throw pebbles ?..what about decorating a tomb inside mosques and wailing around it ?
    Every religion make a man to think but this Islam suppress thinking .
    Cheers

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    ……What is the Government waiting for ? The onus for action is not on civil society. It is on the Government……..

    I Disagree! It is for leaders from all our communities to speak up and put pressure on the government. NOW! Religious, Trade Union leaders, Captains of Industry, Movers and Shakers from business. In fact anybody who has the ear of a minister, or the PM and President.

    Governments are ponderous, and slow to act. In May 1958 SWRD impersonated an ostrich and famously said of the rising violence against our Tamil community “just a little bit of local unrest, men. It will soon boil over”. And, who can forget JR (the man for whom anything was possible except gender change) when he froze during the first four days of Black July, and he couldn’t get anybody to take orders?

    When are we going to stop the return of our old friend Deja Vu?

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      ……What is the Government waiting for ? The onus for action is not on civil society. It is on the Government…….. I Disagree! It is for leaders from all our communities to speak up and put pressure on the government

      The present Government won the elections with the total support of the minorities on the promise that it would not permit the continuation or escalation of anti-minority sentiment. Let us not discuss the other promises such as a corruption-free, nepotism-free, etc society.
      It is the bounden duty of the Government to ensure that they keep to such promises.
      At most, the minorities could remind them of their election promises, but the onus IS on the Government to act.
      Otherwise, as voters we may find ourselves in the somewhat hilarious situation where we have to exert immense pressure on the Government we elected to act on every election promise that they made.

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    “legal action to counter the shrill genocidal hate speech that has been becoming ever more strident.”

    Massacre of 40,000 Tamils is not genocidal but Hate speeach has become genocidal. What a joke?

    “The greatest enemy of the Sinhalese people is the Sinhalese racist. The tiger is within the gates.”

    What a turnover from a Islamist Fundamentalist Izth Hussein!

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    Cholan

    it’s not not IH who is like an ostrich, but you are–you think by sucking up to the westerners, following their way of life and doing everything they do will make them as accept you and you’re integrating in to their society, this is just day dreaming, for the westerners even though the middle easterners follows a different religion and comes from a different culture, they accept them much better because they have a fairer complexion and are more cultured and acceptable, where as when they look at you, see your skin colour, and in your case your special jungle attitude has an added effect, they go “yaik” so dont fool your self thinking otherwise.

    problem with you is that you think by changing your location from the Nandikadal jungle to the western hemisphere will make you a different person, but the fact is “you can take a person out of the jungle, but you cannot take the jungle out of the person” fits typical virulent racist like you.

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      @concerned citizen

      What a crap ?

      Muslims have fair skin he he he

      Have you seen Somali or Sudanese or Nigerian Muslims who are roaming all over European streets.

      you another ostrich ..do you know the anti-Muslim feeling today in US,Europe and Australia ?

      Come out from your den and see the world.

      Cheers

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        cholan hi you are trying to be uppish. Dont you know your forefathers came from Andhra pradesh to work as toilet cleaners so do not try to run down other community, Who do you think you are? you puny lowly guys from tamilnadu. you must be lucky and thankful to be living in this country for giving you equal right. If you live in india, you will end up as schedule caste, so you and your generation will end up in cleaning job. First of all, because of your caste is the dhobi caste which is washing the dirty clothes, you have the habit of speaking ill of the other communities, your comments are lowly aimed at a particular community. This is the general sickness of you and your tribes living in north and east. Those living in glass houses should never throw stones at others. learn to respect other community and never criticize perhaps they might be better and more civilized and advanced than you monkeys.

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    Mr. Izzeth Hussein,I am a Muslim but I think you are out of step on this issue. Your thinking is too ancient for modern times. You must remember being a Muslim you were made an ambassador in this sinhalamajority country which. Is unthinkable in the middle eastern countries or in Pakistan, Bangladesh or Afghanistan. Your letters in this connection is only provoking the majority community. I had an Occassion to be in mini tale during Ramadan.Around 4.50 am I heard the call for morning prayer . I asked a junior officer about the prayer and he said the call for prayer came from the mini tale town mosque. You are aware that oho tale is one of the holy town off Buddhism institutions Lanka. Canucks imagine buddhistprayers being recited in a Muslim country in an Islamic state. Mr. Izzeth is best u remain in silence without displaying your ignorance. Mr miskin

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    All his anti-Muslim theories is only about BBS. You can see that by his quotation of 2014 and the present one only (In these, if BBS is talking only about Muslims), nothing else. But he is painting it all over the Island.

    Izeth is not sure the first (2014) anti-Muslim campaign was started by Norvey or Old Royals. But he contends it was set to flash like 1983. Yet he think it did not work. It failed to ignite the masses into another 1983 holocaust. The other fact is that the Rajapakses themselves would not have wanted another 1983: they were not so stupid as not to be able to understand that it would be counter-productive to their interests. He thinks it was the Old Royals who, did not wanted the 1983 pogrom repeated. It is interesting to note he is using the holocaust when he want to theoretically apply to Muslims, but he is careful to avoid using it with Tamils to whom it actually happened.

    He believes still it was Old Royals who controlled it. He thinks they don’t wanted to lose election by allowing a communal riots. Here, he had said counter productive. He did not quote Muslims countries unlike in his earlier warning. So let us assume he is only talking about election, that was the only matter Old Royals were worried those days. He did not go to explain then why the Old Royal lost the election; he is not saying which side the Muslim Ministers stood and which side the muslim people voted. It is important one because if the New Royals does not control the riots unlike Old Royals, the question is will the Muslim go back to Old Royals? Then will not that another reason for Old Royals to provoke a riots to get them on their side back again? We can not assume economic condition for election loss in Izeth’s writings. Because Izath has shown that as reason for why the current rejuvenation of the anti-Muslim could work. Then the if the economic condition was bad and caused the 2014 election during Old Royals times, it may have fueled the riots as Izath is saying it is going to do in the current one. But earlier one did not flare up, so economic conditions were not and Old Royals were not stupid to allow it either.

    Anyway, he thinks this time it will work. He think because though this government can not be blamed for, yet it is not controlling, unlike Old Royals. Old Royals were not stupid to allow one like that. He is reinforcing of his point of this times success, with the current economic condition. That we saw too. Further, though he does not want to be open, but subtly telling the Old Royals are waiting for some kind of electric chairs. He does not want to define it as UN Electric Chair, that is for the genocide against Tamils. He liked that genocide, so he cannot advocate that someone may be punished for that. But as usual if someone get caught, he will leave it as only their fault; he would not bail them out. In his assumption, these dreads were not presents when the Old Royals were conducting the 2 years early election (he avoided getting into it). So he is leaving it as interchangeable with Bogambara Electric Chair, for internal corruption or Thajudeen murders like the un-connected stand alone incidents. So this time he find a reason Old Royals to provoke a communal riots.

    He feel this time’s communal riots has to be controlled not because it may make the country lose, or Muslims lose, or Sinhalese lose, but it is because only the Tamils are going benefit out of it. He again does not want to say Muslim had benefit by the Tamil-Sinahlese antagonism and 1958,1977,1983 pogroms, but he is showing that experience to calculate the Tamils’ benefits if there is Muslims-Sinhalese riots. On that he did a very good calculation.

    But here his theory goes with his intricate math. He and his supporters had used Old Royals to successfully split the North-East. There is call from Tamils to remerge the East and North. Now, Tamils and Muslims on that province is more than 66%. He think if that percentage can be held, the re-merging can be defeated. He thinks if more Muslims go there they will vote with Tamils to merge the provinces, so the not just the Tamil should be divided from Muslims, even Muslims should be divided, not coming united in East. Here he prefers Muslim spread in Sinhala Communities Provinces, rather than settling in Tamil Muslims province. These are the guys make foul cry that Jaffna Muslims are not being able to resettle back again there.

    It really looks amazing how artificially Izeth is twisting all points all over everywhere, contradicting the fist line with the second line. Izeth is so powerful in showing his vengeance that why has Latheef quoted in his article that Izeth has warned the Sinhala government.

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    There is no God but Allah, and Prophet Mohamed is the messenger of Allah.
    Idol worshippers be it in myanmar or sri lanka will want to destroy muslims. this is a fact. eventually there will be a confrontation. Thats why in Islam. jihad is advocated. defensive and offense.
    Looking at and reading history of Sri Lanka from different sources, in different languages, arabic tamil/English/Portugeese. and French.
    before the coming of the portugeese, Colombo and most coastal areas were leased to the muslim traders by the kings of that time. When portugeese came to the shores , it was the muslims who warned the king not to entertain the europeans. Muslims also had a small army made of african and yemeni soilders in colombo. the biggest mosque in the island was also in colombo.
    the reason why the kotte king took the portugeese deligation in a long route, is because he didnt want the muslims to find out, he was entertaining the europeans.
    the rest is history.
    muslims lost most lands to europeans, due to lack of jihad, be it india,andalusia or myanmar.
    what Allah says in the Quran is Haq. nobody can mis-interpret . its straight forward.

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      the reason why the kotte king took the portugeese deligation in a long route, is because he didnt want the muslims to find out, he was entertaining the europeans.

      You think Sinhala Intellectuals did that only to Portuguese? What about State Secretary Condoleezza Rice, Ambassador Robert Blake and State Secretary John Kerry? Portuguese lost only one day to Kotte King’s Appa diplomacy. Robert Blake lost four years but realised at the end of. Secretary Kerry couldn’t find out even after he wasted four years. He still blaming some elements in the SLFP.

      Next one to the line of the Appa diplomacy is Ex Exxon Executive, Rex Tillerson.

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      @ jEHAN

      Your allah talked with whom ?

      Till 6th century Arabic language was not developed ..all your craps were written on goats skin after this.
      All these craps were copied from Jewish holy book TORA …don t show film here
      Can you explain why on earth all you pray a tomb decorated with flowers ?
      Why on earth worship a plain meteorite stone in Mecca called Kabba ?
      Your religion is suitable for 4th century barbaric Arabs not for 21st century Quran say earth is Flat he he he
      Can you go on Jihad and stop the attack on Rohingas ( converted Hindus ) in Burma ?
      Dont parade your ignorance here.
      You all Muslims in this country are converted Tamil Hindus all all Muslims in Asia are converted Hindus.
      This is why Arabs treat all Asian Muslims as shits.
      Even Memon ..Borahs in Colombo never allow local Muslims inside their gates.
      Yes ISIS raping and selling Yahdi girls because of your Islam .
      Cheers

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    I am compelled to repeat what I have written before. Evidently, congenital anti-Tamil Izeth H cannot sleep a wink without setting up the Tamils against the other communities. I reproduce what he has stated in his present piece “(Tamils) who benefited from the anti-Muslim campaign. Certainly the Tamils would be among the major beneficiaries…” This in an unnecessary but calculated attack against Tamils. The community will not stand for this. Fortunately, there is now growing understanding of the Tamil position by the Sinhalese countrywide with President Sirisena himself declaring recently in public Tamils have been harmed far too long. He added it is now time for the Sinhalese to make amends.

    Hussain’s callous comment “The latter began with the backing of Norwegian Islamophobes and possibly others…” is callous and irresponsible. The Norwegians have been helping Sri Lanka from the early 1960s – particularly the fishing community in the Eastern Province. Separation was hardly in the political lexicon. They stepped into help in the 1990s – and, as the fate of most peace-makers, had to take much undue flak. The oil-rich nation has been involved in peace-making processes in many other countries and suffered their share of bitter critics in all these theatres. Both Presidents CBK and Rajapakse, at various times, were critical of the Nords on certain issues but were eventually to accept the fidelity of their peace efforts.

    As to Hussain’s speculation “the others co-opted” is an oblique reference to the Israelis. It is reckless activists like Hussain and Saudi-returned religious zealots who launched regular weekly Tamasha demonstations, after their noon prayers at the Kollupitiya Jumma opposite the gates of the American Embassy – castigating and unnecessarily needling the Israelis. This regular many-months old carnival has now come to an abrupt stop. The Israelis proved to our puny Muslim Wahabi activists they are more than capable of hitting back. One way for the Muslim community to check this recurring tension against them is to identify and weed out the young Wahabi adventurists in their fold. These have for some time trying to take the entire Lankan Muslim community into the radical and delusionary Islamic – world dreaming of a “quick global Islamic conquest” Until they arrived in the scene our Muslim community was peaceful and loyal.

    As to Hussain’s comments “The other fact is that the Rajapakses themselves would not have wanted another 1983” The truth is that is an option the politically bankrupt Rajapakses are unlikely to abandon.

    Hussain takes his community to dangerous waters with the feeble comment they will have no “alternative but to seek safe havens somewhere” Where and how indeed! This is irresponsible provocation that can lead our Muslims to terrible difficulties much worse than that infamous Halal adventure. The country knows the Muslims had to jettison this Halal provocation eventually, in the process eating crow publicly. As to the wise man’s other option “The other is that there could be a coming together of the Tamils and the Muslims in a unity of the Tamil-speaking peoples, which the Tamils have been advocating for decades…” This is now a non-starter. It had some validity till the late 1970s and early ‘80s. But their then new Messiah Ashraff placed his personal greed before that of his community, while paying non-stop lip-service to Thanthai Chelva and his political principles. Today Ashraff’s community has rejected his politics to an extent his wife, a Cabinet Minister more than once, cannot find a place of importance in the Muslim community. She has even failed to secure Parliamentary nomination. Tamils in the EP have suffered far too long and have now chartered a course to get back their lands and political primacy in the Province. By the looks of events, it may well be the Sinhalese – the people in the area, the State, armed forces etc. – will help to restore justice to Tamils there. Much here depends on how events take shape in the formulation of the current new Constitutional arrangements.

    Backlash

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      Backie – just a glance shows that it’s your usual prolix drivel. You should learn how to write.See Manickalingam below. – IH

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        In the first part of this article I posed the question who benefited from the anti-Muslim campaign. Certainly the Tamils would be among the major beneficiaries. -Izeth Hussain

        for every dog that barks negatively,there are atleast 10 sane readers who benefit-Manickalingam.

        You should learn how to write.See Manickalingam below. -Izeth Hussian.

        It is said Muslims kills Chameleons because there is a legend says that when a thief had stolen crops, the Chameleon falsely witnessed that it was the fence, who ate the crops, by repeatedly nodding its head. The poor, angry farmer asked his neighbors to joining with him to kill all the chameleons teach a lesson to the false witnesses.

        Does your so called Makickalingam’s polls proves only anti-Tamils 10:1 are reading the CT or your connotation that the Tamils are benefiting out of anti-Muslim campaign. I am not sure about his polls results. Can you explain it to me, Izeth.

        These Guru Izeth and disciple Manickalingam gang, the Ultimate Bunch of racist liars, writing on multiple names as a team to provoke anti-Tamils pogroms.

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        Thank you, friend Izeth. I rather prefer the usually well-informed and incisive remarks of regular commentator Naga. Maniks looks like an uninformed newcomer to these pages or, perhaps, a Muslim writing under a Tamil name to provide you succour. Appreciate your advise for me to learn. You know from the time of the Greek philosophers, and even before, man has shown an inclination to learn. I am no exception. However, I prefer to learn from teachers whose English does not decline to the level of their often using the incorrect expression “very terrible”.

        BTW, if you recall I cautioned the Muslim community of the potential danger that can accrue them from the unnecessarily provocative regular verbal diarrhea of writers like you. You may not have been the only reason for the tragedies to the community flowing from the Halal Certificate disaster, Aluthgama and the current tensions of the community. But, my man, you have made a regular and “significant” contribution which the BBS types than scan these pages will take due note of.

        Good-day

        Backlash

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          I don’t know which Manikkalingam it might be.There is one who I believe has an advisory role with the Government. Anyway keep barking Backie boy,keep barking, while the IH caravan keeps moving on and on. – IH

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            Ram Manikkalingam is an American-educated academic who, the last I heard, was teaching in a Dutch University (Leiden>) He was invited by CBK to work in the noble task of helping usher in Sinhala-Tamil unity where he was provided an office at Temple Trees years ago, where I met him several times. His father was a respected Lankan diplomat. During the McCarthyst post-1983 years both father and son were called Tigers by Cyril Mathew and henchmen.

            There is no way the urbane scholar Ram M will ever endorse the venomous anti-Tamil outpourings of mediocres like Izeth H.

            Backlash

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              Backie – Manikkalingam was my closest friend in the Foreign Service and among the closest friends I’ve had in my life. He was grand like all the Saravanamuttus, and a gentleman to the finger tips.In other words – your polar opposite, Backie. – IH

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                Thank you, Izeth Nana. Good to know you have friends, at least one.

                Backlash

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            “Anyway keep barking Backie boy,keep barking, while the IH caravan keeps moving on and on”

            In’t it that what Gnanam told you to do and ended following his order – Keep barking. But you are barking here but, there are 21 MPs are wagging their tails to New King. Pls read that too.

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    Tjmiskin.
    You think that IH is out of step and his thinking is too ancient for modern times. You are wrong. Your problem is that you are a petty ignorant Muslim. Countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh or Afghanistan do not have a significant Buddhist population and there is no call to prayer
    in Buddhism. Sri Lanka has a significant Muslim population and the call to prayer is a cherished practice in Islam
    For your information, Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world and it has a Christian President.
    I would suggest to you that you refrain from rubbishy contributions to the very important discussion regarding a potential danger to the Muslim Community in SL.

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    Cholan

    The africans blacks are accepted and are ahead of the fairer skinned middle easterners, the white chics go crazy when they see the blacks from Africa, if you don’t know this, you dont know anything about the Europeans, by the way which part of Europe are you hiding?

    the anti-Muslim feeling is there from the time of the crusades, but they treat each other with mutual respects, because they are all cousins-the jews, christians and muslims coming from the same father Abraham, and they are all followers of the Abrahamic monotheistic religion, and they don’t expect each to suck up to be accepted unlike you the jungle folks.

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    Barbarian religion, cutting peoples heads off, treating women like animals, killing non believers, acting like you are in middle east, breeding like rats selfish, selling drugs to non believers ,lying and deceiving, and more that’s why anti Muslim sentiment around the world

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      Arjuna, you are a good student of Wirathu and Gnanasaara. I am sure they will be proud of you.

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      Arjuna weddatta,

      BUDHISM A Barbaric doctrine which urge BUDIST to commite suicide, ex a budha monk fell into a lion’s mouth in Dehiwala zoo, and many more like this..
      Budist cutting TAMILS MIUSLIMS KIRISTIAN peoples heads off, treating BUDIST women like PROSTITUE AND animals, Raping and Kiliing their won mother and daughters ..
      Budist killing believers other than Budhists , destroyin Mosques , churches , kovils looting all goods from them..
      Budist Sin Keleyas acting like are in middle east wealthy countries but originally from the JUNGLE..
      budhists Sin kelaya cant breed because of infertility as all gone under KASIPPU..
      Budhist selfish, selling and smuggle drugs to sri lanka and use others name ,lying and deceiving, and killing and raping muslims and tamils in the Buldhist majority contry like SRI LANKA AND MYANMAR that’s why anti Budhist sentiment around the world ..
      CONTRATRY TO THIS , MUSLIM COUNTIRS HELP BUDSHIS SIN KELEYA TO EARN IN MIILIONS GIVING EMPLOYMENTS IN THEIR COUNTRIS , STILL THESE BUDDHISTS KILL AND DESTROY MUSLIMS..

      BEHAVE YOURSELF MAN…… SAME TO BUDHISM BECAUE OF YOU …

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        “CONTRATRY TO THIS , MUSLIM COUNTIRS HELP BUDSHIS SIN KELEYA TO EARN IN MIILIONS GIVING EMPLOYMENTS IN THEIR COUNTRIS , “

        You are really very good!

        So you have a law passed in the Muslim countries that Tamils and Buddhist are unemployed so the Wahabis have to give them jobs? Good!

        Can you have another law passed to treat the employees as humans beings, special not to treat the women as sex machines?

        One more, Could you have them passed another law to stop and employ the Middle East Ship Loads of refugees going to West, so that the ISIS slipping into them can be stopped too. If can, see please, to employ the ISIS too. So they won’t have time to destroy the world saying their faith is only true one. Thanks.

        In fact you may the child of these writers; Can be not officials……; that is why the gene is thinking like them?

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      Anti Muslim sentiment around the world because ignorant racists spew garbage like this. Barbarians speak without thinking and researching.

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    Superbly written piece.Please keep writing Mr.Hussein; for every dog that barks negatively,there are atleast 10 sane readers who benefit from your efforts and indeed feel the better by it.Bravo Sir!

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    Izeth

    It appears that you are only worried about the anti-Muslim campaign now because it would benefit the Tamils.

    Every time you write, somehow your inherent anti-Tamil sentiments come out.

    Muslims like you never uttered a word when the Tamils were at the receiving end of the successive Sinhala governments. All the Muslim MPs were partners of the successive governments that tried to suppress the Tamils who were only fighting for their rights.

    When the successive Sinhala governments sent its armed forces to cripple the struggle of the Tamils, Muslims became the beneficiaries. During the 30 year Tamil armed struggle, Muslims in the East established themselves at the expense of the Tamils. Can you deny that?

    It is an undeniable fact that Muslims collaborated with the Armed Forces and in many instances became Army informants in the East. Massacres of Tamil civilians in the Batticaloa and Ampara districts were carried out with the help of these Muslim informants who belonged to the Muslim Jihad Group.

    LTTE turned against Muslims because Tigers suspected them of collaborating with the Sri Lankan Armed Forces. There was no other reason.

    There are commonalities between the Hindu Tamils and the Sinhala Buddhists. BBS chief Gnanasara and the one at Batticaloa Mangalaramaya must be foolish to campaign against the Tamils. Buddhist monks are making unnecessary enemies of the Tamils. As rightly pointed out by Chief Minister Wigneswaran, Tamils will not be opposed to the construction of Buddhist temples in the North East in places where Buddhists live or in places where Sinhalese are legally re-settled.

    As for the BBS campaign against Muslims, it should be condemned. But, I do not think there will be a repeat of 1983 where you say Muslims are going to be targeted by the Sinhalese. BBS is only an extremist fringe and I do not think the general Sinhalese population will heed its call. You have allowed your imagination to run riot in thinking of a repeat of 1983.

    But, certainly there must be a stop to the activities of BBS and that of the one at Mangalaramaya. In Batticaloa, the activities of that mad idiot clad in yellow robe has unnecessarily roused the feelings of Tamil and Muslim youths who rarely joined hands in opposition to this so-called Bhikku. A few days ago, he had gone to a Muslim textile shop in the Batticaloa Town and dragged the shop owner to the Batticaloa Police station accusing him of selling a dress which had designs of Bo tree leaves. What a mad man he is? Is there a law that bans the printing of Bo trees leaves on clothes? It appears that he had become really rabid to engage in these types of stupid activities. See the video at this link: http://www.thinakkathir.com/?p=67038

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    Rana, you don’t distort the fact and twist the real truth.Dont mislead the vast reading community of the C.T.
    You mentioned before 1980 there were only about 500-750 Sinhalese there in Pottuvil and a few Muslims.I don’t know where you got this statistics.I have been living there since 1976.I know there were 2or 3 shops owned by Sinhalese and some shops by Tamils and the rest by majority Muslims. We had some friends from Tamil community and we gather in the bazaar as we were very young.There wasn’t a single Buddhist temple or a Budds statue to be seen.
    At the beginning of the LTTE terror period except the permanent Sinhalese community,the rest fled to their native places.There was no sign of 1983 riot felt there.In Pottuvil communal harmony prevailed as there was inter marriages between Tamils,Sinhalese,and Muslims. As a result The tension prevalent between Tamils and Muslim community in 1985 and 1990 on other areas of Eastern province didn’t take place.The people of Pottuvil are peace loving people due to a distant remote area and people mingle in marriage.They were uncorrupted since they didn’t have good education as well.Doctors, Engineers and most of the teachers, bank staffs were from other areas.
    Very few incidents took place that was created by the Sinhalese from down south.They encroached the lands of Tamils andMuslims, and the isolated incidents were settled.
    Only after Tsunami in 2004 the Tsunami Hora Mahi.Rajacame in a helicopter distributed dry rations only to Sinhalese in Pottuvil and Lahugala which doesn’t have any sea and nobody affected by Tsunami. Later he went in Chopper to erect a Buddha statue in Ullai junction
    a tourist area.Tamils or Muslims were not provided dry rations by Mahindra then P.M.
    Later boats were provided to Sinhalese from Tangalla, Marissa and Ham.tota
    fishermen.This is the fact you racist Rane.
    There are about 22 Muslim schools in Pottuvil and 2 Sinhalese schools.Both school consist of about 400 students.How come you say there were few Muslims you fool Rana.
    Now there are 3 Chaithiya (dome) the one you mentioned Asroff demolished at Muhudumahaviharaya in Pottuvil is the huge one.That was only opened by president Mithripala a couple of months ago.That is in a disputed area,but Muslims were very patient and tolerant to allow it to happen.Third Chaithiya was opened before Pottuvil town,the land which was allocated for bus stand forcibly encroached and a dome erected within 2 days.So why chaothiya (domes ) built where there are less people to worship,And why you bring about enmity among the people who live in peace for hundred years.
    I wouldn’t have written if you haven’t written distorted facts to mislead and incite hatred you dumbo Rana.Eesa Ali

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      Easa Sli, I have to say the same thing to you idiot. Don’t distort the real facts. There were at least two temples in the Pothuvil even before you were born. Only the Muhudu maha Viharaya under the sand and Late Senerath Paranawithana excavate the area and resurface the temple after Ellawala Medhananda thero’s request in 60’s. At that time muslim’s invade the area. I got the details of population from Census dept. statistics. Before re-demarcate the Pothuvil division. And even in 2012 census there are 881 Sinhalese living in there. Most Sinhala families had married tamils. And in Batticalo and other rural hospitals gave tamil names to the sinhala babies born in there.

      And I said few muslim families were there before 1980’s idiot. Your racist minister Ashroff invaded the government lands and gave thousands of “Land Permits” to muslims. Most of the lands in Pothuvil were coconut plntations and paddy fields were belongs to Sinhalese in Lahugala and Ampara. And the rest were government lands. Asroff and his henchmen grabbed coastal lands which were mostly belongs to coastal conservation dept. 36 Acres belongs to muhudu maha viharaya also grabbed by muslims and gave to muslims. If you need I have copy of survey plans beginning from 1960’s. Refer PPAM2192 62 -96 after [redemarcate the original survey plan PPA1450 IN 1964] done by surveyor S.T.M.Shaneeth in 2002. Check survey plans in your DS and see how they robbed Muhudu Maha Viharaya land.

      So what is wrong when MR or any other build a Chaitya for the demolish one idiot. Pothuvil was called “Bodhiwila” in the past and in the tamil language “Bo” pronounce as “Po” and that is how the name changed.

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    The reality is coming out little by little.

    We have seen from the statistics shown on the CT how TN has come up after the India’s freedom. We saw TN less care about what the race or caste or sex of their CM. But we show that educated Sinhala leaders changes religion as per Anagarika Dharmapala’s Doctrines to become PMs and EP. The larger leader, Ranil gave up to lesser Leader, New King in the last EP election. That is the evidence of Sinhala Racism. Well, that is all what about it.

    But Izeth, Latheef like writers has proved something beyond that. As far thier ego suggests their propone-ments are not simply destructive racism. It is beyond that. It is willing to set up among other races and they want to use that opportunity to climb up to Adam peaks and catch it.They want to have Wahabi-sed the country.

    Latheef openly challenged that BBS is claiming all rocks, because a corrupted deal of Younger Brother Prince’s sale of a land to Saudi was stopped to built a Hotel for Muslims to occupy that area is. Many of the Old Royals deals have been reversed or stopped or retaken by FCID. Many may be pending. But Latheef wants an exemption of the Muslims Turist hotel. So he is attacking. If a Hindu is asked whether it is bad BBS occupying the Adam Peaks or Izeth-Latheef’s Wahabi Saudi Gang, they will say Wahhabi Guys are more bad.

    The uniqueness of adam peak is anybody can claim it as their own. The reason is it was one time time owned Tamils. This is the base with the Tamils’ famous Book Thirukural; Even the Christians who came there long after claims it is their. It is because Tamils respect the commonality of the human being. Because it was being managed by Buddhist and Hindus all other religious people can go there and pray. If it falls into the hand of Wahhabis, that will be the last day that anybody else can go near to that. That will be another Mecca

    BBS has to be stopped of its rampages. Izeth’s and Latheef’s mentality is clearly showing that without proper law and order procedures established to protect the country from other opportunitist, arresting and sueing BBS will leave vacuum not balanced these religious extremists. It is so ridiculous they forcefully insert Israel politics in Lankawe’s politics to confuse it further. I really don’t understand why Izeth and Lateef always mix their Israeli haterism in all their essays about Lankawe. Is there not enough problems to talk about Lankawe? Is that why?

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    I think Edvin Rodrigo is the best person to answer you, just like you, your writing stinks, no wonder he calls you MalUrine

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    Hey soma

    Are you joking ” For every Prabakaran there will be a Rajapaksha.”

    Is rajapakse a well known military commander ? no he may have been shooting some women with his pistol in his pants , he ain’t a hero/ veeraya. It is the combined might of the Indians,pakis,US and china with the treachery of Karuna finally brought Piraba down but not the joker Rajapakse on his own or with all his Sinhala generals.

    You fools tried to defeat piraba for over 30 years without success it was the changing world politics coupled with pot luck brought the Great hero Pirabakaran down and no other mortals could have achieved this.

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    Why Sinhalese should worry they will loose their land? It is a phobia created by racist Sinhalese for their own benefit. Now if the BBS do not spew so much hatred and lies , they cannot continue without funds from racist Sinhalese and other destructive organization in the world. It is the same for other organization. So Gnanasara and others won’t be able to enjoy the luxury and night life. As far as the periods of time we have in record Sinhalese were the majority, during colonial time Sinhalese were the majority and present days too they are the majority race that is 70% + 8% Sinhalese Christians. If the Muslims and Tamils had produced dozens of children and the Sinhalese few, today Sinhalese will be minority race on the contrary Sinhalese is majority race and this mean they too are good producers. If anybody tried to forcefully convert to Christianity, with so much military power, the colonialist would have converted all of them but instead they taught the art agriculture, education, administration etc. etc. so today they are an educated and skilled nation. So what bullshit some donkeys are commenting above.

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