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Are Foreigners Backing Anti-Muslim Racism In Sri Lanka?

By Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

I must state at the very outset that in my title Are Foreigners backing anti-Muslim racism in Sri Lanka? I am posing a question, not stating a conclusion. I believe that in political analysis it is important to pose questions even when no definitive answer is available. The reason is that some questions could amount to fertile hypotheses that lead to answers later. In some situations it could be crucially important to pose questions even when no more than conjecture of a rather wild order is possible. This applies to foreign involvement in our internal affairs as it can sometimes have very horrible consequences. That was shown in the case of the Tamil ethnic problem. We must try to ensure that there is no repeat performance in the case of the Muslim ethnic problem. We must therefore pose the question whether foreigners are backing anti-Muslim racism in Sri Lanka even though no more than conjectural answers may be possible at the moment.

I will now indicate very briefly how foreign involvement in our Tamil ethnic problem has had very horrible consequences. India insisted that our troops refrain from going into Jaffna after the successful Vadamarachchi operation, and President Jayewardene caved in to that demand when he could have resisted it without much difficulty – as I have shown in recent articles. The result was the extension of the war by twenty two years at the cost of a hundred thousand deaths. Norway and other countries initiated a peace process with the best of intentions. But they did not understand that the LTTE would be content with nothing less than Eelam or a confederal arrangement close to it. They did not understand that the LTTE was never serious about a negotiated political solution. And they believed that the war was unwinnable. Consequently they contributed mightily to our ethnic disaster.

GnanasaraThe evolution of our Muslim ethnic problem provides a very vivid illustration of the destructive potential that there is in foreign involvement. There were anti-Muslim ructions from 1975 to around 2002; then there was the Grease Yakas episode in which Muslim women were targeted for harassment; and also there was the problem of Muslim businessmen being kidnapped for ransom. But all that did not amount to a major Muslim ethnic problem causing international concern. That transformation occurred after the BBS started its anti-Muslim hate campaign. It clearly had the backing of Norwegian Islamophobes, but who else was involved? According to the former President MR it was all part of an international conspiracy to topple him. After the next Government is installed there should be a thorough enquiry into the question of foreign backing for the BBS.

A Muslim friend of mine tells me that he followed closely the BBS’s anti-Muslim campaign and found that their speeches to the masses were heavily influenced by Western Islamophobia. He is convinced that the heaviest input into those speeches was made by Israel. This brings me to the question whether the Israelis have participated in promoting anti-Muslim racism in Sri Lanka, and more specifically whether I have been targeted by the Israelis. I wield the pen and such persons can be troublesome, even dangerous, which is why practically all governments try to control the press or influence it. And of course as a Muslim I can be expected to be unsympathetic to Israel. In addition there is a particular reason why I could have drawn the unwelcome attentions of the Israelis. It is believed that President Premadasa decided to close down the Israelis Interests Section in consequence of a speech made by me.

Among the Tamil lunatic fringe racists who have been attacking me there is one who seems to be the agent of a foreign power. I must provide the context in which my suspicion makes sense. The concerted attacks against me – concerted almost certainly by the LTTE – died out altogether after having flourished vigorously for several months, as I pointed out in my last article. As far as I can remember there is only one participant in those concerted attacks who still continues to attack me. Each week he is joined by a couple of newcomers. A noteworthy fact is that the hysterical hatred and the mad dog rage – which in the early days of the concerted attacks led me to write of “a total annihilating hatred” – has largely diminished. The hatred and rage are still there, but they are given vent to in sneering and jeering. I believe that the reason for this welcome transformation is that my counter-attacks have made the Tamil racists look ridiculous. The lesson to be drawn is that the antidote to racism is to counter attack it, not to ignore it, in which case it flourishes. Anyway the important point is this: the attempt to stop me being published by the Island and the Colombo Telegraph, which was the motivation behind the attacks, has failed completely.

The motivations for the continuing attacks have to be sought elsewhere. It is partly that impotent rage is finding expression through sneering and jeering. But in the case of the sole survivor from the days of the concerted attacks I think the motivation is to promote hatred of Muslims, the expression of an Islamophobic drive. K’s performance – let’s call him K – is in a class apart from the others in important respects. Though his hatred and rage are obvious, as in the case of the others, he surprisingly concedes that I am well read and readable. My guess is that his foreign mentor has told him that if he is merely abusive he will lack credibility, and that he should concede some merit to me so that his attacks will then seem unprejudiced. My guess is also that his foreign mentor has instructed him to adopt Goebbels’s strategy of the big lie: if a lie, any lie, is repeated often it will come to be believed by the public. I have seen more than one reference to Goebbels’s idiotic notion in Tamil contributions to the Colombo Telegraph.

K’s responses are in a class apart for being chockfull of blatant lies, distortions, quotations out of context etc, showing that his Goebellsian strategy is forging ahead full blast. I provided details to the reader on how to access the text in which I wrote against the use of starvation against the LTTE, but he prefers to believe that I advocated the opposite. I quoted Maugham as saying that under the Nazi occupation the French would have to “eat shit”. K has insisted, despite my making the necessary clarification, that I thereby referred to the Tamils as “shit”. In my last article I referred to the stereotype according to which the Muslims are, among other things, excellent “drug traffickers”. He attributes that view to me, not to the stereotype, and proceeds to berate me over that in a lengthy paragraph. Is K clinically mad? I believe that the explanation for what looks like lunacy is that he is following the Goebellsian strategy of the big lie. Anyway what interests me is whether he is acting as the agent of a foreign power.

I can think of only one country in the world that could have a very special interest in the promotion of Islamophobic hatred: Israel. It has to be expected that many Israelis will have a visceral hatred of Muslims, warmly reciprocated by Muslims since human beings are human beings are human beings. We must bear in mind that Israel is presently going through a phase in which it is widely regarded as an apartheid state – Archbishop Desmond Tutu believes that its apartheid is even worse than that of the former South Africa. We must also bear in mind that Israel’s present leader seems to be clinically mad at least to some extent, as indicated by his former psychiatrist who committed suicide in 2010, and he seems to be in a state of genocidal rage against Iran. Netanyahu is indeed the very epitome of the kind of leader that Theodor Herzl would have wanted for Israel, since Herzl saw Israel as the last bastion of European civilisation against the advancing Asiatic hordes. Finally we must bear in mind that many of our Tamils have had a deep admiration for Israel, and that the LTTE which wants to be taken as a liberation movement has never spoken up for Palestinian liberation even once. It seems to be a very reasonable surmise that the Israelis could use the lunatic fringe Tamil racists to foment hatred against the Muslims. The Government must look into that possibility, bearing in mind the terrible harm that has been caused to Sri Lanka by interfering foreign busybodies.

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    Or, is it that that muslims in Sri Lanka are turning in to racists in the name of their religion as we witness in in middle east and eastern subcontinent

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      Backing from Skin Head Wirathu from Myanmar and Geert Wilders from Netherlands. Generally the Right Wing extremist in Europe and USA. Neo Nazi racist elements.

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      Izeth Hussain

      There is a Spineless Wimp and traitor called Maitripala Sirisena who gives nomination to Mahinda Rajapaksa. What a coward sand traitor to the 6.25 million who voted for him.

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        Izeth Hussain

        “There is a Spineless Wimp and traitor called Maitripala Sirisena who gives nomination to Mahinda Rajapaksa. What a coward and traitor to the 6.25 million who voted for him.”

        Similarly there are spineless Muslims among the Muslims who do not want to call a Spade a Spade, and Call the Devil, Iblis, Satan a Satan Follower.

        Wahhabism: The School of Ibn Taymiyyah – The Root of Terrorism?

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mBWMbuDp-s

        Published on Jun 26, 2015
        A look at the root and ideology of Wahhabism. Founded by Mohammed Ibn Abdul Wahab who was influenced by the writings of Ibn Taymiyyah. This documentary studies their teachings and why so much hatred is seen towards other religions and sects because of their teachings.

        Al Azhar Cleric on Wahhabis, Salafis, Njadis

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAvWmZfGjTU

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      Not the Muslims of the island but Rajapakshe led so called buddhists seem to be acting like racists. If you the like could impartially look at them could save this nation. Else, we are already lost. I am ashamed to call me as Buhddist though I v been coming from a buddhist family that has a long history. MR and thugs have abused Temples and lanken monks mind sets for their political reigncarnation. This should be made clear to the Sanagaya across the nation before being late. All MR media machines have spread all lies so that they can stay in power for ever…. family dynasty and populistic politics as Oskar Lafontaine of Germany.. Rajapakshe has not focused on real grievances of the common man, but cheated them for their political gains. Latter is a curese, if not today, in the future.. near future, the bugger will be punished no doubt about that.

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    IH you are really off your nut.

    “It seems to be a very reasonable surmise that the Israelis could use the lunatic fringe Tamil racists to foment hatred against the Muslims”

    It was the Israelis master mind that defeated LTTE.

    The racist against muslims in Sri Lanka are by Sinhala raciset and not the Tamil Racist

    IH is a Tamil pseaking anti Tamil racist.

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    Izeth Hussain

    Are you a Chunni Muslim or Sheite Muslim or a Chothu Muslim?

    Think beyond your progressively declining memory.

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      R K Raghavan

      There should not be any doubt the Izeth Hussain is [Edited out]Muslim.

      Rajash

      ‘It was the Israelis master mind that defeated LTTE’. From where the hell did you get that. Please make some sincere effort to correct your cockade thinking.

      It is Mahinda Rajapakse who defeated the LTTE. His brain is super faster than the collective brains of the Israelis.

      When we both visit Sri Lanka to meet Mahinda let us meet Izeth Hussain as well to have a taste of his vattalappam.

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        Nirmala

        “When we both visit Sri Lanka to meet Mahinda let us meet Izeth Hussain as well to have a taste of his vattalappam”.

        It appears you have cherished the happiest of memories tasting Medamulana Meeharaka’s vattalappam. No harm in trying Izeth Hussain’s vattalappam for a change. Enjoy !

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    Izeth Hussain

    RE: Q. Are Foreigners Backing Anti-Muslim Racism In Sri Lanka?

    1. “That was shown in the case of the Tamil ethnic problem. We must try to ensure that there is no repeat performance in the case of the Muslim ethnic problem. We must therefore pose the question whether foreigners are backing anti-Muslim racism in Sri Lanka even though no more than conjectural answers may be possible at the moment.”

    Thank you for asking the obvious question , that has a lot of tell-tale sings.
    They say there is no smoke without a fire. Expose, expose and Expose.

    Is the Sun going around the stationary Earth as the ancients and the Church claimed, or the Earth going around the Sun as the Astronomers claimed?

    We see the smoke, BBS and others. Yes, Foreigners are doing it. But who are they? Who are their Local Contacts? Here is a link to the US Funders of Islamophobia. ISIS and other Iblis, Satan Followers certainly helps the Islamophobia cause.

    http://www.islamophobianetwork.com

    2. “Norway and other countries initiated a peace process with the best of intentions. But they did not understand that the LTTE would be content with nothing less than Eelam or a confederal arrangement close to it. They did not understand that the LTTE was never serious about a negotiated political solution. And they believed that the war was unwinnable. Consequently they contributed mightily to our ethnic disaster.”

    Very Succinctly summarized.

    3. “That transformation occurred after the BBS started its anti-Muslim hate campaign. It clearly had the backing of Norwegian Islamophobes, but who else was involved? According to the former President MR it was all part of an international conspiracy to topple him. After the next Government is installed there should be a thorough enquiry into the question of foreign backing for the BBS.”

    Gotabaya Rajapaksa was behind. Was he paid by the Norwegians, Israel and the Christian Neo-cons, to kill several birds with one stone, one- project?

    1. Attack Muslims
    3. Depict Sinhalese Buddhism as vicious,
    3. Topple Mahinda Rajapaksa.
    4. Pave the way for Christian Fundamentalist and evangelists to make it easy to convert the Sinhalese Buddhists to Christian Evangelism?

    See what Ragive Wijesungha had to say.

    The Various Norwegian Agencies That Supported BBS Personnel

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-various-norwegian-agencies-that-supported-bbs-personnel/

    The reason I believe investigation would be useful is because of two names I noticed in the official Norwegian statement. One is that of the Worldview International Foundation, which is essentially run by a gentleman called Arne Fjiatoff, who has been in Sri Lanka now for several decades. During this period he has been involved in a range of projects with various Sri Lankan governments, which are in theory designed to benefit the Sri Lankan people, but which have also brought considerable benefits to Arne himsel

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    [Edited out]

    Who cares about Muslims and Islam today???

    Cheers

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      cholan

      “Who cares about Muslims and Islam today???”

      Muslims follow Islam (to various degrees) and constitute about 22% of the World population. So, one cares. The Rest 78% should care.

      You do not want the Allah following Muslims to turn into Iblis, Satan, Devil ,Lucifer. Mara following Wahhabis and their clones, Iblis, Boko Haram, Taliban etc.

      Who cares about Global warming and Climate Change today???

      Those who are from Velvettithirai, Wellawatta, Maldives and other low low lying areas should care about Global warming and Climate Change, because they will be under water.

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    Sadly most of the terrorism around the world is perpetrated by Muslims but there are also some by members of other religions. It is however ludicrous to behave as if all Muslims are terrorist. The flag-waver on this are the Americans and the racists among us have latched onto it. E.g. in the recent gunman shooting 38 tourists in Tunisia was indeed a Muslim but there were also scores of other Muslims risking their lives to save other tourists and the doctor, the nurses and the emergency drivers who treated the injured were also Muslims but that is never mentioned.

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    The title should be “Are Arab Foreigners backing Muslim Racism in Sri Lanka?” It will be an article based on better facts.

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    .
    Are you talking about Tamil Muslims or Sinhala Muslims?

    :-)

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    that was to get your vote Izeth

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    Izzath,

    There is no doubt BBS is funded by foreign elements. Who invited the mob to Norway and the US? Who paid for the 20 strong BBS delegation to travel business class to these countries? Who gave them the funds to build their swank headquarters in Colombo? Who pays for the lavish lifestyle of BBS elite? It does not take too much brainpower to work that out.

    As for Tamil racism against Muslims is really unfortunate. The Tamils and Muslims are both equally targeted by a fair percentage of virulent Sinhala Buddhist racists. They should unite not fight each other.

    LTTE succumbed to the covert overseas donors demands and kicked the Muslims out at short notice. Well, how poorly LTTE made decisions and the utterly devastating results it suffered is now history. But there are still some virulent anti Muslim Tamil elements out there. Why this hatred when there should be none certainly points to fingers of behind the scene foreign donors.

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    Izeth Hussain

    “A Muslim friend of mine tells me that he followed closely the BBS’s anti-Muslim campaign and found that their speeches to the masses were heavily influenced by Western Islamophobia. He is convinced that the heaviest input into those speeches was made by Israel. This brings me to the question whether the Israelis have participated in promoting anti-Muslim racism in Sri Lanka, and more specifically whether I have been targeted by the Israelis. I wield the pen and such persons can be troublesome, even dangerous, which is why practically all governments try to control the press or influence it.”

    Thre is Circumstantial Evidence For this.

    The Team consists of

    1. Norwegian. and LTTE, Probably Christian Tamils funded by the Fundamentalist Christian west

    2. The Israelis and Fundamentalist Christian west

    https://islamophobianetwork.com/

    3. Other Elements.

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    There is anti Muslim sentiment EVERYWHERE in the world. Mr Hussain please enlighten us on this phenomenon in dedicated future contribution to CT.
    Particularly I am curious to know why the Muslims do not pray for deliverance from this problem.

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    Very interesting.

    It is Norway not Israel, because the latter doesn’t like Muslims at all to start wit.

    And Lankan Muslims are far far away from the Middle East, And they don’t have any Oil.

    But Norway has a direct interest in Srilanka, not only because of Fisheries but also Tigers.

    Solheim is still big in Oslo. And he has good connections with the big Nations who also have keen interest .to get the UNP in to power.

    Solheim stitched up the deal in London with GTF, UNP and TNA .

    Leadership training to BBS, and Cronar Donations to Buddhist Temples were part and parcel of the plot.

    It paid off in January 2015.

    And I am sure Hakeem was in the Loop too..

    They don’t care about Fisheries.

    But they have bigger Fish to fry.

    For example, Punish Rajapaksa for showing the Milliband the middle Finger.

    Killing their 30 years investment in Prabakaran.

    Fulfil their pledges to the Diaspora that Eelaam will come with or without Prabakaran.

    Last but not least, the votes in the marginal seats from London to Toronto from the Million LTTE supporter Diaspora.

    I am sure there would have been bubbly flowing in Oslo. London and Toronto.

    But the sad part is how Mr Izath’s own clan helped the West to fuq up our poor rural Sinhala Buddhist population .

    Few examples,

    100,000 direct jobs in Chinese projects and several thousand indirect employment were stopped.

    UNP F…..CID was unleashed on any Sinhala Buddhist who pose a threat to the UNP politically.

    Now SLMC Boss has signed a MOU with the UNP Christian Faction Leader Ranil.

    It is Ranil and Hakeem and Baththudeen we have to worry about, not Israelis.

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    Dear Izeth,

    I did nor have time to read all your article, but in reference to “finally we must bear in mind that many of our Tamils have had a deep admiration for Israel, and that the LTTE which wants to be taken as a liberation movement has never spoken up for Palestinian liberation even once” – if you take note of the Tamil diaspora, I think you will find they are in general far more supportive of the Palestinian cause with only a few Tamils for Conservatives (U.K.) being Israeli apologists.

    Furthermore you have disregarded one of the LTTE’s main ideological contributors EROS. You may find a link of a popular poster they released in solidarity with Palestine here:

    http://www.palestineposterproject.org/publisher/eelam-revolutionary-organization-of-students-eros

    Karikalan

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      Dear Karikalan – thanks for your clarification. I dare say that a substantial proportion of the Tamils, here and abroad,share Tutu’s views about the Zioinsts. But the fact remains that the LTTE has itself never spoken out for Palestinian liberation. I would not give too much weight to that because the LTTE could have sound tactical reasons for its reticence. But my Muslim friend who is very well informed and very reliable about these matters was emphatic that the LTTE has never spoken out for any liberation movement, in Latin America or elsewhere. He referred to a recent article by a Tamil writer pointing that out.
      To get back to the point about Tamil support for Israel, I recall something that happened in 1967 or 1968.G.G Ponambalam was included in our delegation to the UN General Assembly.He declared that he would not vote against Israel on any issue. IH

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        TGTE, widely believed to be connected to the LTTE, were vocal supporters of South Sudan and were even accommodated in the dais when that new country celebrated Statehood.Many Tamil left leaders often took a pro-Palestinian stand publicly. This, inter alia, belies the calculated and mischievous charge the “LTTE (read the Tamils) never supported any Liberation movement”

        Apparently much labour has gone into discovering GGP declared at the UN he would “never vote against Israel” in that continuing anti-Tamil campaign by some in these pages. While it is difficult to confirm or deny this without access to GGPs speech at the UNO, it should be mentioned the political situation and long standing relations between States have undergone so many incredible changes in the world in the past half a century little is left for surprise.

        Kettikaran

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          This Ketty keeps on distorting whatever I write. He wants the reader to believe that I equate the LTTE with all Tamils.Earlier when I wrote that Maugham had said that the French under the Nazi occupation would have to “eat shit”, he kept on insisting that i had described the Tamils as shit. Is he clinically mad? Other Fringistas explode in anti-Muslim hatred but they don’t keep on distorting what I wrote. There has to be some explanation for the difference. Is he a propagandist for a foreign power? Is it Israel? – IH

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    Is ousted out Iran trying to divide an rule inside Lankave?

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    What a coward! He fears naming names because of fears of “drawing the unwelcome attentions of the Israelis”.

    Speaking of his Muslim identity, does he realise the entire episode of war crimes charges againt President Rajapkse and his pursuit by the “neocons” (read what you like) who rule America due to his long standing support for the Palestinian cause?

    The 2015 election treachery against Rajapakse by Muslims created an indelible smear on their reputation as Sri “Muslims” who identify with a common cause, but as Sunni Jihadi thugs who do not care about the poor Shiaite Palestinians or other Sri Lankans.

    As a Muslim I am ashamed of them. Mostly to be part of the same group as Izeth Hussain.

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    Muslms are organizing in Sri lanka for Jihad. within a few years they start it.

    In Sri lanka Wahabis are going against Sufis. What kind of Racism is that. Just purifying Islam ?

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      Hussein and Jim softy

      “In Sri lanka Wahabis are going against Sufis. What kind of Racism is that. Just purifying Islam ?”

      Wahhabis follow Iblis, Satan, Shaitan, Devil, Lucifer. They are called Najadis or Horners. The do not like Muslims who follow Allah.

      References:

      Hadith of Najd

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadith_of_Najd

      According to two narrations in Sahih Bukhari, Muhammad asks Allah to bless the areas of Bilad al-Sham (Syria) and Yemen. When his companions said “Our Najd as well,” he replied: “There will appear earthquakes and afflictions, and from there will come out the side of the head (e.g. horns) of Satan.”[1][2] In a similar narration, Muhammad again asked Allah to bless the areas Medina, Mecca, Sham, and Yemen and, when asked specifically to bless Najd, repeated similar comments about there being earthquakes, trials, tribulations, and the horns of Satan.[3][4]

      al-azhar cleric about wahabis/salafis

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAvWmZfGjTU

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    One of the rioters killed in Aluthgama riots was a Tamil. Does that not seem weird a Tamil throwing stones and burning houses in a riot involving Moslems?

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      Imbecile,

      You do not miss any opportunity to bash the Tamils! I will not be surprised if you call the BBS as Tamil conspiracy. You are the biggest loser on these forums.

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      You Dumbo!!! that Tamil FYI was an employee of a Muslim owned business location. He died defending his Muslim master’s property – KILLED by Buddhist racist scum. Do not try to deflect from the Buddhist Monk Scums who perpetrated this.

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    Muslims all over the world are digging their own grave….including this writer…

    Islam says fasting clean the mind ..and body …but here this guying is vomiting racism …during ramadan ….

    Cheers

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    Mr Hussain knows that if the Tamils and Sinhalese were to reconcile the Muslims will be at a peril by their own choosing. This fellow is attempting to divert by portraying the Tamils as the problem. The Tamils embraced the Muslims in Jaffna for centuries and the Tamils are not responsible for VP’s aberration.

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      Reading the unsolicited and lengthy “lesson” our friend Izeth Hussain here inflicts provides the usual amusement. One is forced to visit that familiar perplexity whether one is to laugh or cry. Hussain’s predicament is he has offended several sections of the public in his recent ravings and rantings – harming more his own Muslim community – to the point what goes as his responses remain unconvincing, shallow and off the mark.

      One more feature in this piece is he raises the bar this time, besides his usual targets of his ire he brings Israel into the equation. One wonders if the Israelis here have any time for him at all. The other factor is he appears to be under attack from his own Muslim quarters for his reckless over-production of unsolicited writing about the community. The fact he unnecessarily brings them into focus in his writings brings the besieged community unwelcome attention – and, even danger, in the four corners of the country. It may be noted the earlier enthusiasm from Muslim readers to his articles has now almost evaporated. Are we to assume the general Muslim reader is convinced Hussain hijacking their cause has been counter-productive and unwelcome. Several Muslim readers have angrily disagreed with him and, presumably, see him as an irresponsible and dangerous nuisance.

      Hussain deviously changes the starvation issue now to “starvation to LTTE” whereas it was until now implicitly against the entire Tamil community in the conflict areas. It was in this issue he was publicly caught lying and to misleading readers recently. It will take a long time for him to recover from this public ridicule. Until then one can expect him to behave irrationally in his comments.

      In recklessly stating “many of our Tamils have had a deep admiration for Israel” he is in his element creating division between the Tamil-Muslim communities. It is common knowledge the ordinary Tamil in the country is not too familiar with Israel, its politics or her presence in Sri Lanka. It may be somewhat impolite to say Tamils are not interested in the matter as their priority is to remake their shattered lives and rebuild their homes.

      Hussain foolishly continues his harangue “the LTTE, which wants to be taken as a liberation movement, has never spoken up for Palestinian liberation even once” What a poor and ignorant effort. Even lesser mortals following our ethnic conflict are aware several Tamil youth went for years of training to the Bekaa Valley under the auspices of Yasser Arafat and Dr. George Habbash’s camps in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Surely, this is much more than mere arm-chair declaration by nondescripts to solidarity with the Palestinian struggle. When Yasser Arafat visited Colombo, several of these youth, who were trained by PLO and allies in their camps home, were invited to meet him in official diplomatic functions. If Hussain has any doubts here he may contact former M.P. Dharmalingam Siddarthan.

      Hussain’s piece-de-resistance is his boastful claim “It is believed that President Premadasa decided to close down the Israelis Interests Section in consequence of a speech MADE BY ME (My emphasis) That this fanciful claim has not been supported by any one of consequence – either within or outside the Govt – is adequate proof Hussain is losing his equilibrium. The truth may well be the late Douglas Liyanage, in his capacity as Secretary, Ministry of State was asked by JRJ to visit Israel and hold initial talks. However, then Foreign Minister ACS Hameed – joined by MH Mohamed and others under radical Arab influence – blackmailed JRJ warning him Sri Lanka may lose the Middle East Tea market if the moves went through. Liyanage was sacrificed as a consequence. Later Hameed was found to be a crook who had, inter alia, diverted to his private London Bank account funds send by the South Korean Govt for educational purposes for GoSL educational institutions.

      I am afraid Hussain’s claim of a “Muslim ethnic problem” – that he discovers in this article – will not have much takers – at least outside his community. There simply cannot be any such thing. The ethnic conflict in the island from the 1950s is based on Language – between the majority Sinhalese and the Tamils. Muslims here have chosen to be identified with their religion – and it remains there.

      I have chosen to comment only on a few issues raised by the Writer in the interest of both brevity and with intent not to impose on the readership. Some issues raised by him have been already
      dealt with in our shared dialogue earlier.

      Kettikaran

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        Kettikaran, please leave Izeth Hussein alone. Izeth Hussein is an old man on a delusional trip. He brands himself an intellectual, sometimes thinks of himself as divine and pretends to read sublime literature. He thinks that the Israelis are after him. He would get the Pakis to nuke them off if this is true for after all he is so influential. He keeps repeating himself as he has no fresh points to make. He should be allowed to provide us as much fun as he wishes. He is not even wasting paper by writing this stuff. So, let the old joker have his meaningless fun.

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          This Ponko Siva is an outstanding Fringista. He never gets anything right.He advises Kettie to leave me alone and then lets fly against me. He can’t see the contradiction. He never will.Being the fringista that he is, he has to give vent to his mad dog racist rage. – IH

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            I have suggested to the vast majority of good and peaceful Muslims in the country to restrain this Hus – before he causes them much harm particularly when a very divisive Gen-Election is shortly due. The many negative comments against his article in this piece is clear the man makes enemies to the community at large. Some Muslims indeed have written and have checked him. But this is clearly not enough. The man appears incurable. Well known and respected Muslims from the community should warn him in these pages dis-associating the community from him – more in an effort to stop him from endangering the community further. It is clear the ageing man needs medical help.

            Kettikaran

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        Kettie, Ponko Siva and all the other Fringistas – Yesterday I received an email from Manuel Diatkine, a Phd student at Sao Paolo University, Brazil.It begins “Dear Prof Hussain – I read with profound interest your 2014 paper’ A case for the racism paradigm’, and since you quote P.A. Taguieff I would like to ask you some questions about him ……..” The email ends with the following PS – “I’m in contact with Prof Taguieff and he gave me the email address of your text”.
        Taguieff is an internationally established figure in the field of racism studies. It appears that the Fringistas notion that my writings are tent-rate are not shared by others. Now froth at the mouth Fringistas – IH

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          Poor PhD student. He thinks that nuts are professors.

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            Kettikaran – see the brilliantly witty response of our Ponko Siva. I am sure other readers are awaiting your response on that email from the Phd student.Is it that that email has made you froth at the mouth so that you are in no condition to respond? I suggest that you wait till the froth subsides and let us have some more of your brilliant distortions. – IH

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        This Kettikaran is now isolated. Only Ponko Siva has made two brief facetious comments which no one will take seriously.I suspect that no one takes Kettie seriously either.
        In the days of the concerted attacks against me, seven to ten Tamils went at it week after week and month after month, until all that stopped abruptly. I counter-attacked in a three-part article, but none of them responded. The hate campaign against me had been called off, whatever the reason. But a few, very few Tamils have continued to attack me with hysterical hatred and mad dog rage.However, Kettie is in a class apart,indeed unique. His attacks are not just explosions of racist rage. They consist of blatant lies and grotesque distortions of what I wrote.
        Examples – 1)He keeps on saying that I advocated famine as a weapon against the LTTE. The reader can access the relevant material quite easily by clicking on “Izeth Hussain’s reply to K.Arvind in 2006”. I have argued against the use of famine as a weapon.But that makes no difference to our Kettie 2)I referred to Maugham saying that under the Nazi occupation the French would have to “eat shit”. Kettie insists that thereby I referred to the Tamils as “shit” 3)I referred to the stereotype according to which the Muslims are excellent drug traffickers. Kettie attributed that view to me , not to the stereotype, and attacked me over that in a lengthy paragraph. And so on. He is clearly a propagandist. For whom? I now feel that he is the agent of a foreign Islamophobic group.
        This pitiful isolated individual now has the illusion that he can turn the Muslims against me. Over a long period I may have been attacked by about 3 or 4 Muslims in the CT, apart from one who attacked me for weeks but ended by being fulsomely complimentary about me.He went to the extent of saying that people think that I have emerged as the voice of the Muslims.
        I almost forgot the important detail that some time ago Kettie virtually acknowledged that he has been reading me in the capacity of an agent : “Reading you, Sir, against our wishes so boringly often ….” – IH

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    @Jans, Godless asks why your prayers are not answered and they pray for muslim annihilation nuked but if only not Israel is part of Arabia (!) One @cholan, who fasts 24 hrs with a cup of milk and peppers is often edited out here I can well assume what he would have typed with purity of mind (!) A laptop free, foriegn funded to spew venom to disturb religious amity is, not enough?

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      with a glass of water and 3 peppers is REAL FASTING …..clean mind and body

      but changing eating habit to night time consume x3 time food with lot of beef is not fasting ..

      No one has to nuked Arabs …soon they will nuke themselves shouting alpa hook akbar .. and go to paradise direct to enjoy 7 virgins in heaven ….

      Who the hell is dividing communities now ..this ISIS Izeth or others ???

      Which muslim this iZETH represent ..Shia.Sunni ..Borah…Memon..Ismali ??????

      (the mother of current head of Ismali muslims H.E. Prince AGHA KHAN was ex-US Hollywood Star )

      even Izeth dosent knows where he belong because his great-great-grandparents were TAMIL HINDUS from Puttalam

      Sure lots of foreign funds are flowing to Caliphate Kathankudy and Aluthgama etc etc…

      Cheers

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    Rishad Bathiuddin is clearing up the Wilpatthu Animal reserve and are building houses for muslims.

    Should others start loving muslims ?

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    I received the e-mail quoted below from a friend of mine living in UK.

    Go Dutch

    The Netherlands , where six per cent of the population is now Muslim, is scrapping multiculturalism.

    The Dutch government says it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a
    parallel society within the Netherlands …

    A new integration bill, which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament,on June 16, 2015 reads:

    “The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people.”

    In the new integration system, the values of the Dutch society, play a central role. With this change, the government steps away from the model of a multicultural society.

    The letter continues: “A more obligatory integration is justified because the government also demands that from its own citizens.”

    It is necessary because otherwise the society gradually grows apart and eventually no one feels at home anymore in the Netherlands .

    The new integration policy will place more demands on immigrants. For example, immigrants will be required to learn the Dutch language, and the government will take a tougher approach to immigrants who
    ignore Dutch values or disobey Dutch law. The government will also stop offering special subsidies for Muslim immigrants because, according to Donner;

    “It is not the government’s job to integrate immigrants.” (How bloody true!!!)

    The government will introduce new legislation that outlaws forced marriages and will also impose tougher measures against Muslim immigrants who lower their chances of employment by the way
    they dress.

    More specifically, the government imposed a ban on face-covering, Islamic burqas as of January 1, 2015.

    Holland has done that whole liberal thing, and realized – maybe too late – that creating a nation of tribes, will kill the nation itself.

    The future of Australia , the UK , USA , Canada and New Zealand may well be read here..

    READERS NOTE: Muslim immigrants leave their countries of birth because of civil and political unrest . . . “CREATED BY THE VERY NATURE OF
    THEIR CULTURE.”

    Countries like Holland , Canada , USA , UK , Australia, and New Zealand have an established way of life that actually works, so why embrace the unworkable?

    If Muslims do not wish to accept another culture, the answer is simple; “STAY WHERE YOU ARE!!!”

    This gives a whole new meaning to the term, ‘Dutch Courage’ … Unfortunately Australian, UK, USA, Canadian, and New Zealand politicians don’t have the .. guts to do the same. There’s a whole lot of truth here!!!

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    I am afraid Izeth we must diverge in opinion in quite a substantial manner.

    i) Firstly, the only error the International Community has made in Sri Lanka is under-estimating / mis-understanding the nature of Buddhist Sinhala nationalism in Sri Lanka. There error is now being addressed. As for the LTTE, it was a non-state actor that made powerful enemies (such as India), however beyond that we still live in a world of sovereign states and thus the International Community was always going to support Sri Lanka. The wide-scale human rights abuses however, particularly at the end, is something the IC wants to be clear was not part of the deal, something the Rajapakse’s mis-understood despite repeated warnings from many quarters;

    ii) As for the idea there is an anti-Islamic agenda, particularly in Sri Lanka that is being led from without; it is little more than conjecture, as is evident from the article. It is not to say that in the modern global climate there aren’t anti-islamic political factions that command considerable support – Front Nationale in ~France, UKIP in Britain, and many other far right political groups. In a sense they are not very different to the mainstream Sinhala parties, which are in essence anti-Islamic by supporting a Buddhist supremacist constitution and governance. The difference is that the countries within the IC is not ruled by anti-Islamic (or ethno-religious parties). I doubt if even Israel is anti-Islamic, in the sense you suggest. They have neighbours that they are in conflict with who practise Islam, but I would doubt that they care beyond their immediate concerns.

    In sum, the battle here is against extremist forces, and as I have said to you before, despite being in Sri Lanka, and there for being confronted by an ethno-nationalist state (security forces, judiciary and government) which for years has subjected Tamils and Muslims to oppression of various types, you focus on some quite bizarre, peripheral issues. I am confounded.

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      Alex – I made three specific points about the role of Norway and others, all of which helped prolong the war. Can those points be denied? As for the anti-Islamic agenda being promoted from abroad, are you not aware of the role of the BBS? As for your view that I am focusing om some quite bizarre peripheral issues, I find your view bizarre. – IH

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        I am afraid Izeth, that I am not alone. This time you have headed quite far into the land of strange ‘conspiracies’. The less I say the better, lest it offend you further.

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    @professional, it is unprofessional to talk about race when those depopulated nations need professionals badly and they won’t allow terrorists and their screening methods are strict. What they can get from gay addicts perverts cannibals cheats swindlers and crooks? How they fill vacancies if race is criterion, isn’t an obstacle? Integration law is there ever since it won’t clash with civil liberty and human rights! @cholan like people are droning innocents to radicalize hussains and the resultant ISIL (I heed the request of PM, UK not to call ISIS)

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    According to my opinion,Izzeth Husseins view on anti muslim racism propagated by the israeli zionist backed by the extremist not is still not proven.

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    Dutch government has burned her fingers …and now they are smart…they are going to cancel citizenship of thoppies involved in islamic terrorism …well done .soon other countries will follow …muslims have misunderstood the meaning of human rights because no such thing is in koran …designed for Arabs lived like savages 1340 years ago …

    These muslims never ready to go to Saudi Arabia the self proclaimed guardian of Islam ..First these fanatics will ask for asylum …then ask for mosque…separate cemetery …shariah law…dress code ..nobody will tolerate these nonsense ..

    Soon there will be a mass deportation of Muslims from the west back to their islamic lands to practice Islamic way of living and multiplying …

    No one trust muslims today..

    he he he tomorrow if Murderpakse can form a government these thoppies will run and lick his feet for cabinet position and cash …SHAME

    Cheers

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      Cholan… ur views seem to be absurd as much as you.yeah so lets wait for that day when all will be deported… lol… nd if the dutch govt is going to cancel the citizenship its gud i feel… i mean muslims really should go back to their lands and develop them instead of doing it for western countries… as for muslims or rather islam spreading in the west.. it was Gods promise that he would spread his religion far and wide… i mean look at all the attempts made at tarnishing islam but still islam spreads in the west at a massive rate… in the uk ramadan has become the second largest celebration after christmas so much that supermarkets are catering specially to muslims to increase profits…that should tell u some thing right…. bcz god says when they plan God also plans… u planned to tarnish but instead it is spreading at an unstoppbale rate… bcz the more u tarnish the more people reasearch and find out the truth…. so thanks for doing the marketing for us…. nd u will talk all u can until death cluthches u… cz dats His promise that every single soul shall face death.. so dance all u can until the day sand falls into ur mouth..

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        @zozo

        Who is absurd???

        It is not the real white british celebrate Ramadan…do you know this…???

        Say to morrow if there is anti-Islamic government in power and and cancel all citizenship and PR of Muslims who will celebrate Ramadan in UK?

        All the pests from Indian sub continent are celebrating this ….and the infidel British government allow this because this is democracy…many muslims in UK Cant even speak english and live in ghettos ..the most dirtiest areas are in UK are Muslim areas..because Islam teach hygiene to that extent

        Can Christians celebrate Ramadan in Russia ???

        Putin once told at the face of international leaders if they want to be good muslim we have modern technology to do circumcision send them to us…..

        Can Christians celebrate Christmas in Saudi Arabia ???

        It is not Islam is spreading in the west …it is your Muslims choose to go to west for better living and toleration there ..1000s are dying while crossing the sea to Europe daily ..why can’t these fanatics go to Saudi Arabia,Qatar and Emirates ???

        Don’t judge the tolerance of the west as weak ….there is a limit

        Cheers

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    Foreigners are not behind the Anti-Muslim Racism in SriLanka.For that matter it is the Sinhalese who should complain about this Foreign hand. The Anti-Muslim racism is a natural by-product of the Muslims themselves!

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    Hussien
    Muslims are terrorist.killing children.ISIS executed two boys for drinkig water during Ramdan two days ago. That is Muslims for you. One day, if not unhecked, they will tKe over Srilanka and introduce Barbarism in the country. Hope tbe srilakan will stand up against these barbRIANS.

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    Do all Muslim countries violate human rights? They don’t burn anyone alive, they have laws, according to that they punish the criminals after hearing both sides through a judicial process, there may be miscarriages of justice that doesn’t make it ineffective. I had been reading state media reports here for the last 3 decades that Tamils were denied asylum and face deportation en masse in the West! The same canard is ‘all muslims will be deported soon (!)’

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