17 July, 2019

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Asgiri Prelate Calls For Stoning Of Muslims – But Remains Immune To ICCPR Act Violations

One of Sri Lanka’s highest Buddhist authority figures – Asigiri Chapter Prelate Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana has called for the stoning of Muslims and urged Sinhala Buddhists to refrain from frequenting Muslim-owned shops and consuming food offered by Muslims. For such blatant vitriol against Muslims, fanning the growing unfounded paranoias about the Muslims – he remains untouched; no charges have yet been brought against the Asigiri Chief prelate for violating the ICCPR Act.

In an anti-Muslim speech delivered on Sunday in the presence of UNP MP Mayantha Dissanayake, Gnanarathana thera makes a shameful display of hate towards Muslims – spewing words that completely violate the very non-violent principles Buddhism stands for.

“Mayantha here was talking earlier about how Muslims shouldn’t be sidelined… But even I will say now, don’t go to these Muslim owned shops, dont’ consume the food they offer,” the Asgiri Chief prelate said while adding, “The Muslims don’t love us [Sinhalese]…”

He goes on to state that it is a well known fact that Muslims have poisoned ‘our people’ [Sinhalese] and that they have been plotting to destroy ‘our people’. The thera says therefore it is of paramount importance that Buddhists protect themselves.

Further egging on the growing Islamophobia, this monk representing one of the highest orders of the Buddha Shasana in Sri Lanka, also implies he believes the younger generation will be infertile due to frequenting Muslim owned eateries.

He also speaks of the sterilization rumours – adds fuel to the fire. He speaks of a Doctor from Matale who destroyed hundreds and thousands of ‘our children’. The thera is most likely referring to Dr. Shafi from Kurunegala who now appears to have been falsely accused of sterilizing Sinhala women.

The thera says such ‘traitors’ must not be left in peace.

“I overheard some Upaasaka Ammas here speaking of how these doctors must be stoned to death. . . I will not say it should happen, but that is what should happen…If one of our people committed such crimes against them [Muslims], we would have been sliced to death…” he goes on spewing further hate on Muslims.

The Chief prelate also revealed his true agenda – the reason behind why he so vehemently spewed vitriol against Muslims – his campaign for the Rajapaksas at the upcoming Presidential polls.

With no announcement made so far about the candidate or the specific election dates, Sri Gnanarathana thera seems to have already declared the winner.

“I heard this very auspicious news, that Chamal Rajapaksa will be the future President of this country… I had not heard this before but was overjoyed to hear it…I invite Mayantha too, crossover and help rebuild and save this country,” he added. (By Purnima Ranawaka)

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  • 122
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    The problem in Sri Lanka are the Buddhist monks. They are destroying Sri Lanka brick by brick. Such uneducated idiots.

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      I prefer this comment at the top.
      This is for all the protestant modayas commenting here.
      Did the Bhikku tell any lies ?
      Why he can not talk his mind.
      Where did the bhikku ask violence from listeners.
      You donkeys have no leaders to follow pastors every where some of whom are HIV-Aids Positive. They preach for the Revenue. these bhikkus take the responsibility of protecting the culture as well as those who give them every necessity that they need.
      Reporter should be arrested.

      • 48
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        JD – IDIOT, you call yourself “JD” (Just a Donkey). If the cap suits, you put it on!

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          This is not to venture into racism ……… but just to point out the zaniness of what this esteemed gentleman is saying.

          The Rajapakses are Malaysian Muslim immigrants who have converted to “Sinhalease-Buddhists.”

          If this Asgiri Einstein wants to stone Muslims he should look no further; should first start with the Rajapakses.

          But he wants to make them president!

          Well, the Lankans aren’t renowned for their logic. ………. or …………

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        JD (Jaundiced Donkey)
        Do you think the reporter should be stoned to death, since he has spoken the truth?

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        JD modaya, how do you know the people who are commenting are protestants? Dumb arse of a clown. These bloody fat thataya rascals must be lined up and whacked with a stick until their lungi tears and they pee themselves to death.

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        ‘JD the ‘Judasa’s Douplicate’,
        “Why he can not talk his mind”.
        Bikkhus are there to talk about the “Sandittika, Akalika’ ‘Damma’ or observe total ‘silence’. No wonder this country is fast becoming a ‘Pariah’ state or is already one?
        Suwapath Weva.

    • 44
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      I dont respect any so caLLED monk just because they wear a SIVURA so long the buggers hidden behind the sivura do nothing but make every effort to promote racism against minorities in this country.
      :
      Be us Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Burgher or others, we all have the same blood that flow in our blood vessels.
      If anyone would be suffering from blood scarcity, there what they would check is the blood groups, not the ethnic groups you really belong to.
      :
      If Even Rajakashe led racists and facists would become sick, the same procedure would be the case, so the problem lie some where else, be them buddhists monks or laity people, they are , most o fthem lack of proper knowledge about the rights of all srilankens.
      :
      With 23 I moved myself out of lanken soils and lived in Europe and several other continents. I have visited to many countries for business and pvt purposes, all what I have noticed is what matters would be to become a good learnt, human being than going after RACE and religions.
      But those who remain rotten in home country, – the majority, those thought HIGHWAYS GOT BUILT during the high days of Ballige putha Rajakashes are RAJAKASHE make wonders. … just because lack of information within the country by proxy Rajakashes Channels. People are made to believe to take as gold if it comes from and through Rajaakshes. That has become BIG MISLEADING project. So long People are made BLIND and DEAF only Rajaakshe-like politicians could get elected. So long people re,main idiots, there will be no way a good leader to take over.

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      The reason is – most of them are ULTRA HYPOCRITES and BORN Lazy but child molesters by their nature.
      :
      Today, I will bet you – if you guys would call an opinion poll – by doing a survey of child monks being molested by their adolesent monks (inclusiv most abusive monk of the nation -Balusara, Ghanasara) over 90% of lanken temples would get caught being sex criminals.
      :
      I know this is not restrict to BUDDHIST temples only, but we have more of buddhists temples than Churches and Mosques in the island. So that is why BUDDHIST temples should be targeted.
      :
      In an every society there are CHILD MOLESTERS, homosexuals, LGBT people and XXY and YYX Chromosome bearers. Most of them from their childhood on would not want to earn their living, instead, wanting to becoming a monk.
      :
      Even last time, while giving a dana/piritha the rituals of buddhists believing and getting fools, if SANGIKA danawa would be the best ceremony to collect lot more merit for the sake of the dead within the families.. a myth I now believe – the the conditioned mindset of the 80% of lanken mindset… would never allow TRUTHS be part of their lives. THat was the reason SLRC had to cancell their YATHAROOPA program that the good governance govt telecasted for a period of 2 or so.
      Those astrlogists take ground the society stood against it – even if some monks supported the program, while the majority stood on the anti- side. Meaning, …. these people are made fools for some cruel leaders to harvest on them.
      Not just india but our ISLAND too are filled with SUPERSTItious folks.

    • 39
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      Sri Lankan Buddhists are rogues in robes.

      They do not know how to talk with minorities and they always incite hatred against minorities.

      If the minorities get protected in Sri Lanka, UN should intervene and send UN troops to Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka’s Police And Army are totally racists who always look to the minorities with venom and vengeance.

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        Pirapakaran
        “”If minorities get protected in SL, UN should intervene and send troops to SL”
        Are you hearing noises in your head after hearing the Sivuru clad Asgirya SB monk who is preaching Bana on a Kerala ganja induced Mind trip.

    • 0
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      Absolute lay true.

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      These idiots never ever go out to see how other countries respect their citizens irrespective of religion. These countries are developing eg. Singapore, Canada, with multi-linguistic, multi religious population. These Buddhist clergies never ever visit other countries – live like a frog in the well – are a curse to the society and the country. As long as these people are allowed to continue these hate speech Sri Lanka will never ever be a peaceful country.
      The successive Governments has given enough powers and impunity to these idiots for their own benefit has now ruined the entire country. The Aids from Muslim countries will be stopped and no development will take place.
      WILL THE POLITICAL LEADERS PUT AND END TO THESE HATE SPEECH.
      I feel they will not, because they come to power from these hate speech to gain votes from the innocent Sinhala Buddhist .

    • 1
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      Goraka, RE: Sri Lanka are the Buddhist monks.

      Why are the Sinhala Buddhists prostrating to these monks, because they said so? Because they have low mean IQ of 79? Tradition? Who created the tradition? Who called these monks the 3td Gem? Are they following Pristine Buddhism or the Monk Cult. They are presiding over a temple containing a canine tooth. What a racket?

      The true Sinhala Buddhists should pelt these monks, or at least throw rotten eggs at them for being an insult to the Enlightened Buddha, and a curse on the country. Sinhala Buddhists should stop prostrating at them. They can’t do anything, nor can they give Nibbana or Nirvana. Are these monk cults teaching what the Buddha taught?

      Poor stupid uneducated populace of Sinhala Buddhists and many others from other religions as well.

      1. Suffering Sinhala Buddhists because of the monks.
      2. Attachment to the monks and prostrating to the monks..
      3. Attachment can be overcome, by discarding the monks
      4. Overcome by stopping the prostration to the monks.

      Get the Chinese to reform these monks.

      Buddhism The Great Evil — Part 1

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

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clcs2PSze0I

      Buddhism The Great Evil — Part 2

  • 94
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    God forgive him as these bastards at birth only sent to temples to look after. Then become fat pigs with no brains

  • 69
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    Taraki why this guy covering his face, like Muslim women. He wants blood by preaching lies. Can’t you guys have some educated fellows to these posts. Even Aiyo may be better

  • 69
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    Free food and free lodging has clouded their purpose in following Buddhism.

    And the stupid people follow these stupid monks!

    With the advent of internet, follow Buddhism on online. Don’t take intolerant crap from these idiots.

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    Those who take a leading role in bashing Buddhist monks have conveniently forgotten the despicable activities carried out by clergy of other religions probably because they get paid for bashing Buddhist monks and Sinhala Buddhists.

    Few Demala Christian clergy openly extended their support to Demala terrorists LTTE. Few Muslim clergy kept swords, daggers arms and ammunition in Mosques.

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      I always have a problem understanding what Sri Lankans mean when they use the word “few”.
      Eagle Eye, please help me out & tell me what you mean by the word here.
      Do you mean, “Only a few extended their support…” — i.e. one or two?
      Or, “Some Muslims DID extend their support”?

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        Manel Fonseka

        Only a few days ago Asgiriya prelatetold visiting Muslim leaders:

        “Let’s live as brothers – Asgiriya prelate to Muslim leaders”:
        _
        Excerpts
        “Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya chapter Most Ven. Dr Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera yesterday stressed the need for the various communities of this country to live peacefully as brothers.

        Welcoming the former Muslim Ministers who resigned from their ministerial posts last week when they visited the Asgiriya Maha Viharaya the Mahanayake Thera said: “We are all Sri Lankans born in this country and we have lived together for several centuries without any issues.”
        ….
        …..
        http://www.dailymirror.lk
        12 June 2019

        Has the prelate completely gone gaga/loopy/bonkers/ ….. within the last few days?

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          Either that or he has been paid handsomely by parties hell bent on spreading anti Muslim venom.

        • 0
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          He is talking shop to the gallery public. Double talk hypocrite chosen as leader of Modayas. Can this joker be taken seriously any more?

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      Eagle eye/mahindapala
      Here is a man in robe advocating stoning to death of another human being in this century and you and idiot of degree one defending him. What an arsehole you are. BTW how is your tamil wife doing, is she still able to support you? poor woman has to do what she is doing even at this ripe old age. Has the Victoria police drop the charges against you ?

  • 64
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    This monk is going against what Lord Buddha preached what a shame this is destroying the spirit of Buddhism what a shame disgraceful outrages good luck of Buddha dharma

    • 4
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      Protestants are preaching the Budda dhamma. Do something you know.

  • 29
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    This prelate has to learn a lot more from the history of Lord Buddha and also from Dalai Lama. Love, kind and violence are the nucleus of Buddhism. It is a disgrace to mention of stoning Muslims. Just because stoning is done by Muslims, we also should not do that same mistake, but should refrain. Of course, there are so many news about extremist Muslims and what they have done cannot be pardoned. They even encroached into others’ places of faiths (we don’t say they should not enter, but should respect such faith) mixed some mysterious powder in the Pancjamirtham Prasadam, damaged the figures in the temples and Vihares and finally exploded bombs. The real culprits are the politicians who have facilitated them for these heinous crimes. The best way is to avoid them. Even I would not like to buy things from Muslim shops – the reason is fear. The Muslims have lost the confidence of the Sinhalese and the Tamils. It is time they give up being a self-alienating community and avoid having no-go-zones and also to give due considerations for vital changes in the Sharia Law in compliance with the UN Declaration of Human Rights.. This is not the time for the Tamils to agitate for their demands, but to give their solidarity to the Buddhists and win their confidence. This is where the Tamil politicians are making repeated blunders and after blunders. Make the Sinhalese feel that we are all Sri Lankan and interests of the country is given priority. Even the Buddhist priests should realize that Buddhism is indebted to Hinduism and both derived their origin from India. There is hardly a difference between Hinduism and Buddhism. Our Tamils also should frequently move with the Buddhist priests and Buddhists. Number of Buddhist priests have helped me when I went to the Vihares at Ratnapura, Kataragama, Matara, etc and they have become friendly and helpful.

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      Ayathuray Rajasingam

      You applied jam, butter and even a bit of cream…then your hidden jalapeno came out when you said, “Buddhist priests should realize that Buddhism is indebted to Hinduism and both derived their origin from India”, ha..ha.

      Of course Tamils have to show their solidarity to not just Buddhists but everyone, and extend some friendship. But before all that, you need some changes at the root levels, which is your casteism. Before extending your friendship to Sinhala monk or Muslim moulavi you need to make sure you will welcome them from the front doors of your house, not from the back door. Then, is a monk or a moulavi allowed to drink water from the same well that you use?

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        ghk,
        When we believe that all souls emanate from the Supreme Soul (God), can you tell me the caste of each Soul. Caste system is man-made, not God-created. We don’t encourage caste system. It is very unfortunate how caste system came into existence. It is Varna system that came into existence from the beginning. Even Lord Buddha was a Royal Hindu Prince. who later realized what life is. No one knows the origin of Hinduism or its founder. Hinduism is philosophy, science, a way of life and a universal religion. Other religions or faiths in India are off=shoots of Hinduism. My view is that all religions are like flowers in a garden called earth.

    • 0
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      Ayathuray, yet again the biased speaker against Muslims. Good thing you live in Canada among your kind the Tamils and eat from Tamil shops if not you will be sterilized too

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        Roman Leslie,
        We are not against Muslims. It is the Muslims who compel us to take action against them. Now there is a news item that girls & women who have purchased some garments from a Muslim shop in Jaffna, are affected with some disease. When they went to the doctor and examined, they have discovered that some type of gel is spread on the garments. If this case is established what is wrong with the Buddhist priest in mentioning to avoid purchasing goods from Muslim shops. By the time we wait for investigation greater damage will be done. Buddhist priest had said in the best interests of the public. Prevention is always better than cure.

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      If any reader is truly interested to understand the connection between ‘stoning’ and Islam, it can be checked out on ‘stoning Wikipedia’, which clearly states it is not unique to Muslims and Islam, but was a form of punishment for certain crimes in ancient times, not only in the Islamic faith, but Christian and Jewish faith as well. In fact it is preserved, written in the Christian Bible, but no mention of it in the Quran. However, it was the norm to exact these forms of capital punishment carried out in public space with public participation, to reduce, or, to prevent repeat of such crimes. An effective deterrent to stall the decay of moral decency.

      The Muslims have been trained to think that what they get is what has been destined for them. Be it good or bad. If one door is closed, many new doors will open with possibly better opportunities. It is not man who decides to collectively punish or reward another man’s livelihood, but it is in who’s hand man’s destiny has already been determined. All they will need is patience and prayer to ride this ‘man made’storm’ brewed in a teacup.

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    No need any external influences to destroy Buddhism or Buddhist Philosophy. Our Kahakada Brigade belongs to Rajapaksha Nikaya is successfully doing it.

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      Certainly, that talk will not be able to convert any protestants. What protestants are asking is, People just keep quiet until all others finish you. That is buddhism. but, They are intgelligent human beings and not donkeys like you.

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      Very good point. Saffron robe wearers are doing a brilliant job of it.

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    —————————
    The Muslims don’t love us [Sinhalese]…
    —————————

    I couldn’t agree more with the monk. Muslims are never fond of another group of people. Recently on a social media platform, I saw a Muslim youth whose profile picture and lots pictures showed him draped in the Lion flag and voicing his support for our Cricket team.

    But elsewhere in the comments section of an article he was shaming the entire Sinhala womanhood. Such is the hypocrisy of the Muslim scoundrel. While draped in a Lion flag for the world to see, he bashes the Mothers of our nation.

    Then there was a sermon I saw online of a Muslim lebbe who spoke perfect Sinhalese and said how he grew amongst the Sinhalese and always loved their company. But when answering a different question about the head coverings, he succinctly advised his fellow Muslims not to abide by the law which requires women to show their face.

    Such is the hypocrisy of the Muslim scoundrel.

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      Why don’t you throw the first stone, Shanal. I shudder to think of confronting army men like you. Where did you ‘educate’ yourself. Shane shsme on your school.

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      Bull shit. No one will love YOU if you spread hatred like this.

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      I am a veteran of the armed forces. Don’t you forget that boy. As such, there is nothing you can show me that I haven’t already seen when it comes to combat.

      You know what we do to fellas like you back in the service? Wéd vaslinate your rear-end and go to work on it. One after another.

      Yeah boy, we’d sodomize you.

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        The way you speak, education has done nothing to you. You are just like another uneducated person deals with his physical strength and has no knowledge of what is right and wrong.

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        Retarded

        “I am a veteran of the armed forces.”

        Are you?
        Does Walter Mitty ring a bell?

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        This retarded shemale low class army coolie will never say things like this in front of people but he will go on-line and write garbage like this. He is a third class circus clown and a coward.

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      Ado Retarded Shemale Perehera, you are eternally mucked up in your head. What bloody circus did you run away from? All the years cleaning stinky army toilets must have made you mad?

    • 0
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      Dude, so much venom and hatred towards one group of people aren’t you calling kettle black

    • 0
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      A weak and flimsy argument to prove your point. Firstly, everyone will and must abide by the law, of the land or else they will be taken to task and will face the consequences. Except of course these high ensconced monks who consider themselves above the Law and no one will ever dare to question them. Good for them. They are only digging heir own graves. Do you think the general public will look upto them as responsible leader,s worthy of the eminent position he holds, after he makes such horrendous public statements?

      Secondly, head cover is not a banned item like the face cover. They are both separate from each other. There was no hypocrisy as you suggest., since we all saw the video, and there was no such succinct advise. The head cover for any women is not banned, but the face cover is temporarily banned. But everyone got it wrong, and even ordinary security guards became law breakers, by asking women to remove their head cover.

      By the way, Muslim ‘lebbe’ means a person who teaches how to recite the Quran. Mostly, they are ill equipped to face the public forum, as such the person you prefer to refer to as ‘lebbe’ is but an Imam or a learned Moulavi. But I know you care less to know the difference, as long as it suits your warped thinking.

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    Moslems poison Lankan Kaffir Buddhists, Christians and Hindus en masse, they use unethical strategies to dominate over them commercially and meanwhile plot the mass killing of the Kaffirs. If this monk actually had the gumption to say what he is supposed to have said, they Lankan Kaffirs should rejoice. Perhaps finally the sleeping monks who only preach weak, ineffective, moribund Buddhism have risen to the occasion and realize that their Buddhism cannot fight the radical Jihadi Moslem devil at the gate. This is not your usual challenge, this is full-blown, Islamic terror, and it has come to Lanka, devouring hundreds on Easter Sunday and asking for regular bloodbath and cannibalistic rituals often, to decimate the Kaffirs. Lankan Kaffirs should get monks like this to lead them, not the weak and ineffective religious leaders from yesteryear who never had to deal with radical, fanatic, Jihadi Islam.

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      Jay Chambers – Ha..ha… you try your level best as always. But in vain. Before talk about a subject, you should learn about it. Paid per word or sentence?

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      Chambers of ignorance what can I ever say about your pee size brain in understanding a subject matter

    • 0
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      Hate speech at its best. Everyone knows very well you are a dwindling population in the world for your own faults, but always looking for someone ‘outside’ to blame. You are the ones who deceived the public, dressing a man as a woman in black Abaya with a flimsy ‘half ‘face cover, gloves and all, and knowingly filmed his manly walk along the Main street, then using that scene to get face cover banned. No connection whatsoever to the bombers suicide kit and Muslim women’s clothing. Shame on you.

      Agreed, Buddhism is a peaceful philosophy which can win hearts and minds, but not the way these monks go about it. This is only going to push them closer to the edge of the abyss, and then what happened to Borubudur Temple in Indonesia, will be the same final tomb of Buddhism in this country as well. Everything looks so fake and insincere (except for a few respected learned monks), the rest are a disgrace to the Great Teacher.

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    SOB. Bastard. You are a curse to mankind.

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      Gamaya,

      He’s not the one who bombed 250 people into oblivion. Your curses should be directed at those who committed the Easter Sunday Mayhem. What do you have to say to them? Perhaps, something like “Oh just a few misguided individuals…..”. People such as yourself are the curse to mankind.

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        He is bombing the country with his hatred, and encouraging violence, just like those awful terrorists.

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          Where is the violence?
          Either you are imagining it or trying to introduce it.

          It seems you are a severe case of suffering from Buddhist and Bhikku phobia or hatred.

          Even though it is sad the chief prelate had to say what he said, haven’t they held their breath for far too long? after all they too are human beings trying their best to control their emotions.
          Doesn’t he have the right to get annoyed at being duped by these duplicitous Muslim leaders who deceived everyone by saying that they will abide by prelates advice but did the exact opposite.

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        No doubt that whoever blew themselves up are cowards. But do we expect these bastards behind the robe to be of the same calibre? they should guide the misguided. But this ass hole is a monster under the disguise of the robe.

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        Restarted did you see your guy SLFP secretary claiming he know of the foreign hand involved in the bombings .Wait for it

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        Retarded

        “He’s not the one who bombed 250 people into oblivion.”

        How do you know he never killed anyone?
        Given his saffron garb he can be instrumental in inciting violence?
        What was his position on state violence in 1971, 1987/1991, 30 years to 2015, was he pacifist all along?

        The hopper Sirisena wants to implement capital punishment.
        The state is looking to recruit two alugosuwas (hangmen).
        Since both, you and Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana are unemployed and unemployable and suffering from rage to kill, both will make very good candidates. I suggest both apply for the post of hangmen.

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    We have a Sinhalese Buddhist prelate asking Muslims to be stoned and preaching anti Muslim garbage and a Sinhalese Catholic priest living the good life in Britain , ironically of recent South Indian immigrant origin , preaching Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist racism. All this should be brought to attention of the UN. In the mean time whilst the minorities are being discriminated and increasingly marginalised , members of the Indian armed forces are coming here in droves, having a nice time and visiting only Sinhalese areas and Buddhist places of worship and inviting the racist Sinhalese Buddhist fascist armed forces and their families back to India to visit Buddhist places of worship. Whilst ancient Hindu temples are being destroyed by Sinhalese Buddhist priests with the encouragement of the same armed forces and converted to places of Buddhist worship by the Sri Lankan state. Most probably these largely North Indian Tamil hating Indian armed forces are happy as this relates to Tamil people. Therefore coming here to rejoice and worship at Buddhist places of worship. Muslims are now only realising what the Tamils went through , however Muslims encouraged Sinhalese racism against the island’s Tamils and even rejoiced in this, as they were getting benefits. This despite the Island’s Muslims being of Tamil ethnicity ( a little bit of Arab amongst a few hundred families does not make them Arab or anything else) and speaking Tamil. If they had at the beginning sided with their fellow non Muslim Tamils to fight for their just rights, instead of siding and joining with the Sinhalese racists. The Sinhalese would not have become this powerful and would have backed off. Now it is too late , the Muslims made the Sinhalese powerful , for benefits and to steal Tamil lands and the Sinhalese craftily and cunningly used them , with no intention of giving them anything and threw a few morsels at them until the Tamils were marginalised. Now marginalising them.

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      Siva Sankaran Sharma,
      “Whilst ancient Hindu temples are being destroyed by Sinhalese Buddhist priests with the encouragement of the same armed forces and converted to places of Buddhist worship by the Sri Lankan state.”
      When the descendants of slaves brought from Malabar to this country illegally by Portuguese and Dutch keep on destroying the heritage of native Sinhala Buddhists and putting up Kovils on top of Buddhist shrines do you expect the monks to keep on chanting ‘Karaneeya Metta Suththa’.

      In a report sent to UNESCO in 1983 entitled ‘An Appeal to UNESCO to Safeguard and Preserve the Cultural Property in Sri Lanka Endangered by Racial Prejudice, Unlawful Occupation or Willful Destruction’, Cyril Mathew has provided detailed accounts on the destruction done by Demalu to archeological sites in the North and East. Even now the same thing is happening but our dumb Sinhala politicians turn a blind eye.

      “The Sinhalese would not have become this powerful and would have backed off.”
      From 3rd century BC, ‘Para Demala’ invaders tried very hard to subjugate Sinhalayo but failed. Even if the Muslims join Demalu they will face the same fate that LTTE faced at Nandikadal.

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    Shame on you , you saffron robed thug bringing shame on the noble peaceful doctrine of tolerance preached by the Buddha

    & HOW can you say a dr performed these unauthorised sterilisations just because women have come forward to say they have not got pregnant for the second time. There has been no credible evidence & no proper investigation has been carried out.
    These women have not even been examined.
    You beast , you seem to be a disciple of Devadatta not Buddha .
    Asking people to boycott muslim shops. Why dont you ask our workers in the middle east to return ?
    Tell our people not to sell our tea to the middle eastern countries as well.

    We should be building bridges not causing divisions at this time.

    You should be disrobed you scoundrel!

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      R. FERNANDO

      You are right to point out that no credible investigation has been performed yet.
      But I’ll tell you WHO is being investigated now, by CID, etc. — a top cop who gave the story to the Sinhala paper in the first place. See the report at:

      https://economynext.com/Sri_Lanka_top_cop_on_the_mat_over_sterilization_scare-3-14832-10.html

      While not forgetting in any way the horrendous crime of 21/4, we must do what we can to prevent other lives being ruined. Dr Shafi’s young children have been taken out of school due to other parents’ pressure. If & when he is found to b totally innocent will his family recover from this trauma.
      I dont know why Jay Chambers bothers to scream for the blood of the Muslims over & over again. He doesnt need to; there are plenty Sri Lankans doing just this. And now such actions are even being sanctified by Buddhist prelates.
      How can Sri Lanka be called “Buddhist”?

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    Now I understand why the people of Sri Lanka are violent If Asgriya is promoting violence and revenge he is not following what Buddha taught. He is holding that position for a comfortable life They should remove their robe and get into public life It is shame for Buddhism in Sri Lanka if there is such a religion n that country

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      Pon Kulendiran,

      On that same note, India and other countries with a sizeable Tamil population must be places where adultery is rampant given what poosaris are said to be doing to women who come to the Kovil wishing for a Child.

      Also, on that same note, countries where Catholicism is practiced by the majority must be places where pedophilia is practiced because catholic priests are well known for being pedophiles.

      Did you look at those possibilities or did you just pick the violent nature of Sri Lankans just because it was simply very convenient?

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        Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera.

        Even though I have silently disagreed with most of your previous postings, you have argued your point brilliantly and deserves commendation on this occasion.

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          By your own admission, you were silent when you disagreed. However you have bothered to come out and commended this racist in this instance.
          Interesting…..

          And I don’t see any brilliance in what he has argued. Just a case of ‘koheda yanne? Malle pol’

          The ordinary Sinhalese people haven’t had any good leaders or role models who could have guided them post independence…only those who directly or indirectly cultivated racism, corruption and decadence.

          The ‘saffron brigade’ is a clear example

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          It’s not really true that “Justice and Fairplay” is usually silent. This is him being deliberately self-deprecating.
          .
          I don’t know who he is, but I always respect his comments. His is a well-chosen handle. He has a strong sense of morality.
          .
          This Reginald Perera is a nasty bit of work. He once revealed what I think was the truth: that he had been educated at S. Thomas’, Mt Lavinia, but that he had links to certain so-called aristocratic Kandyan families. Those are families who were compradors – that’s how many of them rose from being village chieftains to being people who claimed Royal blood. We’ll never solve those riddles.
          .
          I’ve not recently had time to comment on the “stories” getting posted, but I have been trying to find out how bad the situation in the country is. Very bad, I’d say. However, it is very difficult to predict the exact nature of the tragedy that is going to overtake the country, the way things are going.
          .
          The battle lines are being drawn: the racists have their heroes: this Sri Gnanarathana Thera is one; Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith is another. What chance do we have of countering this jingoism? Pretty little.

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        Shameless spit polish Retard

        Please explain what have India, other countries, sizeable Tamil population, adultery, poosaris, women, Kovil wishing for a Child, ……. got to do with raging racist saffron clad thugs?

        Women wishing for children is a private matter and having them with poosari is their personal choice.
        What has it got to do with the rant of raging old man who has gone bonkers.
        By any chance he is your biological absentee father?

        It seems you too share his trait.

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        They are all doomed to obscurity, for sure. How can the laity support and promote such monks to high positions. He will leave behind a legacy of being remembered as a controversial monk who was an Islamophobe, and will be condemned to the dust heap of history. Lost all my respect. I usually listen to monks when they speak and try and relate their teachings and guidance to Islamic teachings, for better understanding similarities and differences. But this one went off the charts. Ate the cake, as they say. What I see is a frustrated lot wanting to let off some steam, and keeping it all locked up inside is not helping them to understand the wide and varied beautiful world outside

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      You understand nothing. period. Before making idiotic comments try and get to know a little bit more about Buddhism.
      You have got your self confused crime and punishment with violence and revenge.
      Venerable Thero does not profess violence anywhere, you are imagining it to support your argument.

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    Bad to worse, perhaps Sri Lanka is towards its end as a nation?

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      Yes. We must eliminate the rest of the Saharans soon.

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      My friend, Sri Lanka never going to end as a nation.Then we all have to die.But before that we all must work hard to defeat bad.It can be done with one voice.Step by step.Don’t wait until the end. Do your part or just wait and see what we are going to do.

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    This Nayaka says not to patronise Muslim owned shops etc., He better tell the President to stop all crude oil supplies as they come from Islamic countries- Saudi Arabia, Iran, Malaysia. Even coal comes from Indonnesia. How about Sinhalayos employed by the thousands in Muslim owned Garment factories.

    This guy should be prosecuted for hate speech.

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      SheltonW,

      You don’t appear to be very intelligent. In cold wars like this, you don’t go after each and every business dealing with the opponent.

      You pick and choose your easiest targets and then expand to the more complex ones.
      When Canada initiated tariffs on US goods last year, it didn’t mean a total boycott. It targeted with the easiest pickings first.

      Same with US-China trade war. You first start with a subset of all trade and then expand.

      This is why people like you with a low IQ should be given bandwidth proportionate to your IQ in political forums like this.

      But wait a minute, who knows, you could be a Muslim scoundrel masquerading as a Sinhalese in yet another one of your gimmicks.

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        Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera,
        .
        “You pick and choose your easiest targets and then expand to the more complex ones” – So you say that you will do all what SheltonW said in the future? I could laugh but more than that I know now whose IQ is better (between SheltonW & You)

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        Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera

        You tell two opposing views to two different people Here you are telling “You pick and choose your easiest targets and then expand to the more complex ones”

        Then to Pon Kulendiren you argue I “did you just pick the violent nature of Sri Lankans just because it was simply very convenient”
        So what is wrong in Pon Kulendran he followed your first advice “You pick and choose your easiest targets”

        I certainly do not believe a military officer can be ‘an officer and a gentleman’. Nowhere.

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        What Cold wat Lt. ??? This is open war fare. Your rasict brain likes to pick and chose what’s beneficial to you. It’s not called intelligence but ignorance. If The OPEC or the other middle eastern countries paid good attention to this monks speech and decided tomorrow to stop exporting oil for credit good luck you can dig a well behind your house for oil

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        You are the scoundrel, using a title to show arrogance and authority. You are a disgrace to your platoon or whatever you rank and position you held. Don’t try to cover up by teaching trade and how it must be handled. This is downright ‘hate speech’ and nothing is worse. You are also to blame for this situation, cause you have clearly indicated your bias without any provocation, except an instinct to kill and destroy the minority, to become sole survivors. If you were truly a military man as you clam, then it must be your military training, which must be overhauled and revamped. Otherwise you just another jerk, masquerading for cheap publicity.

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    It is well known it is the bloody politician who have crafted today’s situation. Instead of preaching us to stone those bastards what theses priests do is welcome them to their temples and provide them with protection with seth pririth and pirith nool. Please, at least now leave these holy places…..without brining this country deep into the hell…..

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    None of these idiots are capable of preaching a verse from the bible to say that IF Buddhism doe snot work we preach the bible to calm down people. You idiots are worse than foolish Zaharan who listen to Al Bagdadi living in Kollupitiya.

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      Hey JD give that information to the CIA they looking for the guy

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    Is he planning to go on hunger strike until the first Muslim is stoned….
    & will My3 or Mahinda do the honour of stoning a Muslim to safeguard the life of this racist thero

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    The reason for all the problems with this country is the saffron class, at least the dogs guard the house or do some jobs to get fed, whereas these saffron clads beg for their food, the same level of the beggars you see on the road at the traffic lights, at least these beggars are handicapped and have a reason to beg, where as these saffron clads are with limbs and good health, so them begging for their living puts them at the lowest level of all the creatures in the universe, what else can you expect from them.

    If this country is to make any headway, the first thing they need to do is to allow this saffron clads to get married, have children, do a job, they should know what is real living is, currently they don’t have anything to do with their time so they keep creating issues after issues to make them and their order relevant.

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      What are you really concerned about?
      Does the clergy of other religions do jobs for their up keep? Doesn’t some of them raise families?
      Is it the Buddhist monks who bombed and created an issue so they can be relevant. Being blind is one thing and refusing to see is altogether another.
      You have a warped mind man….. get some help!

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    The weapon of mass resignation of Muslim Ministers was, in fact was produced to use against Tamils on Kalmunai North Upgrading issue. Later it was used against the Yahapalanaya Government to make it kneel down on terrorism investigation. Ven Ranmuthugala Sangaratna Thero, chief incumbent of the Kalmunai Buddhist temple is fasting in front of Kalmunai Predesa Sabha. He is known for talking about minority rights and peace. He makes his speeches in Tamils too, the language spoken by Tamils and Muslims of Kalmunai. Some Christian & Hindus have joined him in this fasting, but no Muslims. Kalmunai North a place Hindus, Buddhist, Muslims and Christians lives. People lives there, including Muslims wanted to have it upgraded to an independent Predesa Sabha. But destructive Kalmunai Muslim MPs are threatening if it is upgraded, Tamils’ Blood River will flow (In fact, opposing to that level). Now all Muslim ministers have resigned. But this threat was issued by Muslim Ministers at the 3rd reading of the Budget, against TNA on its call for Kalmunai North Upgrade. It was extremely, flawlessly successful that time. TNA had obtained a promise to upgrade Kalmunai North to Independent from Ranil, while they would support the Budget. As, there, all religious communities are living, upgrading from a 5th century structure should benefit all communities. But Muslim Ministers wants to hold the Kalmunai North under their control so they can keep converting the weak Tamils Hindus. So during the budget reading they unanimously offered their resignation and refused to support Budget if Ranil upgrade Kalmunai North. Ranil withdraw the offer to TNA, but TNA still supported to the Budget. Now Ven Ranmuthugala Sangaratna Thero, chief incumbent of the Kalmunai Buddhist temple is fasting to have it upgraded. But all Muslim ministers are home, this time. We don’t know if government will respond or no. But if government is respond only we all would come to know what is the next weapon Muslim ministers have prepared to use this time.

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      Hisbullah’s ” river of blood will flow ” speech in Parliament in the event of north east merger, reminds me of Inoch Powell’s famous speech ‘ rivers of blood” . Sumanthiran used the word “blood path” incorrectly for “iraththa aaru odum ” during his questioning Hisbullah

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        “Bloor River will flow” is the translation for Hezbollah’s Tamil “Ratha Aaru Oodum”. “Blood Bath” is native English interpretation. Either one can be used, because we prefer exact word to word translation most of the time, because of our learned English rather than the native usage. “Blood Path” might be transcriptional error or as usual, word autocorrect’s jugglery, where word itself put what it likes.

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      Muslim politicians should support upgrading of Kalmunai North DS Office and creation of Pradeshya Saba for Sainthamaruthu and Kalmunai north. It will be helpful for the people irrespective of their religion.

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      Mullaiyuran. Kohedha yanne? Malle pol. Always writing rubbish to win Tamil sympathy with Monk speaking filth against another minority. Wonder what its like meeting you in person. Probably shooting your mouth off all the time.

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    These monks want to go for civil war, genocide, then complete destruction. muslims will fight back, from all over the world. beware what u wish, monk. u will pay dearly. thousand zaharans will come.

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      Muslims will fight back from all over the world. Keep on hallucinating. Other than making a few noises nothing will happen from other Muslims. W e can see how they are fighting Burma , over the Rohingya issue. What are they doing nothing? Not even Bangladesh , which has close ethnic ties with the Rohingya. world Muslim isa religion not some racial or ethnic identity. Just because 99% of the Muslims in Sri Lanka belong to one race/ethnicity , have the same origin , speak the same language, and follow the same form of Islam , at least until Wahhabism was introduced , does not mean it is the same in other lands. Within the same countries EG: Pakistan, India, Iraq, Syria , even Sudan Muslims belong to different racial/ethnic groups, speak different languages and follow different forms of Islam and on this basis hate each other and fight and kill each other. Sunni hates Shaia, Arab hates Turk, Farsi and vice versa and they all hate the Kurds. In Africa Arab hates black Muslim and even Berber and vice versa. In Sudan Negroid Arab hates black Muslims . Pakistan Punjabi hates Sindhi, Baluch and vice versa. India North Indian Muslim does not like South Indian Muslim. Tamil Muslim does not care much for Malayali Muslim . In Malaysia Malay Muslim treats Indian Muslim ( largely Tamil like Sri Lankan Muslim) as second class, the same story goes to Indonesia and these stupid local Muslims think these Muslims will care for them. Look at most Arab nations what have they done for their fellow Palestinian Arab ? Nothing . Many Arab nations secretly trade with Israel. Saudi Arabia is now bombing fellow Arab nation Yemen back to stone age and starving its population. Yet these brainwashed Sri Lankan Tamil Muslims think a messiah from Saudi Arabia or from another Muslims nation will appear and save them.

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    give this idiot an ass to lick. so his mouth will be busy rather than talking stupid. we all had enough violence in our country.

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    This racist saffron-robed pig should be stripped and strapped to a chair with a hole at the base and rapid rhythmic tapping should be carried out till he witnesses all the stars in the heaven

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    He can not a Buddhist. He is a fascist and his should give away his cloth. Shame for such a high ranking monk to speak like this. what do expect from public? what do expect from politicians. he is dancing to the tune of some political leaders.

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    These donkeys should be forcibly confined to temples and forests not politics. They are a danger to Sri Lanka. These senile monks caused more troubles for the innocent Buddhists, Muslims, Tamils. Buddhism in Sri Lanka is destroyed not by Hindus or Muslims but at the behest of these free loaders and now they want to be politicians too. Idiots.

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      Anyone spreading hatred, from any religion, and provoking mobs to commit violence against innocent Sri Lankans, must be severely punished.

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    Satan has entered Gnanarathana.

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    The fake role model Gnanasara madafaka left to Japan , so many other madafakas are in a queue to be famous . Is it the end of real Buddhism ,the loyal Buddhists should come forward to save the teaching of Lord Buddha ,to save Buddhism,before its too late. These culprits have made Buddhists a laughing stock.

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    The monk says not to go to the Muslim shops to eat or drink. He does not say to harm any Muslims. He is right that Muslims don’t love Sinhalese; this probably has more to do with competing business interests than religion. It does not mean Muslims and Sinhalese can’t live peacefully side-by-side. The claims of sterilization are likely false, but should be investigated anyway, as these are serious allegations.

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      Lester

      He is right that Muslims don’t love Sinhalese;

      Who is promoting buddhist monk with hate speech or mohideen baig

      Mohideen baig sings the song of Buthan Saran Gashami, and there many others , Buddhist songs of Ahamed Mohideen, A.J. Kareem and A.R.M. Abrahim were presented to the audience by well known singers

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    I know 90 percent Muslims are nominal only. They live as per the peaceful tradition they follow from younger days.
    ..
    10 percent are violent and are hardcore ones. They follow the Hadith only and not the modern traditional Islam.
    ..
    Though the first 13 years of Prophet Muhammad was peaceful, he was rejected by the polithiest in Macca and ran away to Medina.
    ..
    In Medina there were 3 Jewish tribes and 2 Arabic Tribes.
    ..
    Arab world was polithiest and Kaaba was the main worship place where statues of many god’s were displayed.
    ..
    Now in Medina he was accepted by all 5 tribes, because he was an Arab and he promotes monotheism.
    ..
    Hence, he unified Medina and created Islam. Now from only 200 followers he became the commander.
    ..
    Now from this point the peaceful man became violent. He promoted sex slaves, killed every one who rejected Islam, married a six year old, beat his wife and the list goes on.
    ..
    Even if the Quaran supports peace, if someone is blindly following Hadith, which is Sharia, this is a definite threat.
    ..
    Good Muslims must come forward and be honest about the threat the 10 percent is and why.
    ..
    Because the unknown is creating gaps between communities and could lead to violence.

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