19 November, 2017

Attack On Ambassador Ansar & Tamil Islamophobic Racism

By Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

There are some very odd features about the recent attack on Ambassador Ansar at the Kuala Lumpur airport. It took place in a secured area of the airport, probably the result of a bona fide lapse on the part of the Malaysian authorities to which no particular significance should be attached. What is odd is that the attack took place at all. We can safely assume that for twenty five years and more our Embassy officials have been countering LTTE propaganda in all capitals where there is a heavy Tamil presence. There have been demonstrations galore against successive Sri Lankan Governments but – as far as I am aware – no Sri Lankan Ambassador or his officers have been beaten up by the LTTE or other Tamils. It appears therefore that the attack on Ambassador Ansar was odd, uniquely odd.

Had that got something to do with the fact that he is a Muslim? I believe that there have been very few Muslim Ambassadors in Sri Lankan Embassies in capitals where there is a heavy Tamil presence. There was Faiz Mustapha as a politically appointed Ambassador in London for a brief period, and there was Jawad – a career officer I believe – in Norway. Therefore, it is arguable, that one out of three Muslim Ambassadors was assaulted whereas with the Sinhalese Ambassadors it was none out of a great many. Of course it is quite possible that the assault at KL Airport was entirely fortuitous, something that occurred in the heat of the moment after angry words were exchanged. Let us bear in mind however that the assault was carried out not by a single irate Tamil: several Tamils joined in the assault enthusiastically. The assault therefore could have been the outcome of fortuitous circumstances or it could have been the expression of the intense Islamophobic hatred that prevails among a segment of the Tamils.

Another odd feature of the assault is the context in which it took place. The assailants were looking not for Ambassador Ansar but for former President Rajapaksa who had gone to Malaysia to attend a conference of political parties. It was an unimportant conference which was being attended by the former President – it is believed – only because he thought it politic to be out of Sri Lanka at that time. That conference apparently had no particular relevance to the ethnic problem in Sri Lanka. Furthermore the former President is at present a has-been who has no realistic prospect of returning to power in the foreseeable future. We must bear in mind also that the present Sri Lanka Government is widely seen as seriously wanting to move towards a political solution and ethnic reconciliation in contrast to the previous one. We must note above all that it has established excellent rapport with the Global Tamil Forum which is regarded as the most representative of all the Tamil diaspora organizations. For all these reasons it does seem odd that a group of Tamils should have wanted to hold demonstrations against Rajapaksa. According to our Government those Tamils belonged to the Naam Tamilar Katchi, an extremist group based in South India and known for its steadfast support for the LTTE. My guess is that it is a lunatic fringe group, probably racist and Islamophobic.

Why do I think that the attack on Ambassador Ansar could have been the expression of the intense Islamophobic hatred that prevails among a segment of the Tamils? The evidence for that is to be found in ample measure in the “hysterical hatred and mad dog rage” – a formula that I have been using for quite some time – provoked by my weekly articles that have been appearing in the Island and the Colombo Telegraph. The attacks have been appearing only in the Colombo Telegraph as it provides ample space for readers’ replies. When my articles started appearing in the Island I had enthusiastic responses, particularly from Tamil readers including one from the head of the Global Tamil Forum. An expatriate Tamil paper in Canada published a couple of my articles in translation. According to a Muslim friend enthusiastic Tamil responses to my articles were far more than just that. It was something easily comprehensible because in my writings on the ethnic problem over several decades I had adopted positions distinctly favorable to the Tamils, and I had even acquired notoriety for inveighing against the grotesque Sinhalese racism of which I had been the victim.

Suddenly, and to practically everyone’s surprise, attacks on my articles started appearing in the Colombo Telegraph. It was not that one or other of my articles was found wanting over factual errors or fallacious arguments. Every one of them was treated as beneath contempt, tenth rate stuff that should never have been published. I noted after a little while that the attacks were predominantly from readers using nom-de-plumes that declared a Tamil identity. I asked the question why the hatred, and I referred to a “total annihilating hatred” because there seemed to be something like genocidal fury behind the attacks. Suddenly the attacks subsided for a while, but they were resumed until they stopped altogether. Obviously the attacks were co-ordinated. By whom? The obvious candidate for the role was the expatriate rump LTTE which could be expected to include many lunatic fringe racists. The reasonable surmise is that their idiocy was checked by sane expatriate Tamils.

But attacks in the Colombo Telegraph persisted with attacks by one to three Tamils each week, not by as many as seven to ten as happened earlier. One of them blurted out in an unguarded moment that he regretted having to read me at all – divulging thereby that he was acting as the agent of a group. Another used to describe every one of my articles as “verbal diarrhea”, meaning that they are no better than verbal excreta, but he showed a familiarity with my writings going back to a quarter century, even correcting me on details long forgotten by me. He too is obviously the agent of a group. It is known that apart from the Naam Tamilar Katchi – which carried out the attack on Ambassador Ansar – there are other Tamil groups affiliated to the LTTE, virtual clones except that they seem to be even more extremist. Some, not all, of the Tamil attacks on me are by devotees of such groups.

I must emphasize before concluding that the Tamil attacks on me are not purely personal: they betray hatred and contemptuousness towards the Muslims as a whole. That was very apparent by Tamil responses to a series of articles I wrote clearing up misconceptions about Islam and the Muslims, particularly about Wahabism and Islamic fundamentalism. There was a notable Tamil refusal to accept that the IS is an aberration. One Tamil has been yelling in the CT columns that the SL Muslims are the consequence of inter-marriage with low-caste Tamils, particularly the Sakkilis. Clearly for him the Muslims as a whole are an utterly degraded lot. I have asked him whether the offspring of Westerners who married low-caste Tamils are also a degraded lot. No reply. I have also asked him how did it happen that in traditionally caste conscious Sri Lanka the Sinhalese kings appointed Muslims to high office. No reply. It is not surprising that with such notions about the Muslims some Tamil racists have directed against me a burning murderous hatred. The explanation is this: I, a Muslim, have acquired a certain kind of positive reputation, and the Tamil racists, even more than the Sinhalese racists, find that unbearable.

Some time ago I wrote an article refuting the preposterous charge that I have long been notoriously anti-Tamil. I won’t repeat any of that material. Instead I will deal with a charge that has perplexed me and others, the charge that I have always been notoriously anti-Indian. As far as I am aware that charge was originally made by one K.Arvind in 2006. But I have always held, among other things, that there was no imperialist intent behind the Indian intervention in 1987. I have held that position even when the political culture of the white van prevailed in Sri Lanka. The only sense I can make of that charge would be along the following lines. The Tamil racists want Eelam, which they know would be possible only with Indian intervention. They have to offer a solid pro-Indian enclave in the North East, and that would require the total elimination of the Muslim presence in the Eastern Province. The Indians have to be persuaded therefore to drive the Muslims away on the ground that all Muslims are always anti-Indian. They should not be fooled by the pretensions of an IH.

I am open to other interpretations, including the one that it’s just that the Tamil racists are quite mad. Anyway I think it is time for the LTTE and its clones to be extirpated from off the face of the earth. The decent Tamil majority, who are not racist, must see to that. Alternatively they cannot blame our armed forces for wanting to maintain a substantial presence in the North on a permanent basis. If the tiger won’t change its stripes, you can’t expect the lion to shed its mane.

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    So now it is clear why this Thoppi HC was attacked by Tamils at KLCC..

    According Prof.Ramasamy Deputy Chief Minister of Penang ….this Thoppi HC was sent there to spy on SL Tamils and personally responsible for many deportations of them who are end up in torture cells in this Buddhist majority land.

    Also at KLIA airport he has challenged the Tamil guys .saying .we will destroy you in Malaysia as we have done in SL to LTTE ……so he deserve the attack …a good lesson for all SL Diplomates in overseas know your limit

    Pity even the KLIA airport security or police were not ready to help this Thoppi ..really sad

    Cheers

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      Cholan;

      Vanakkam

      “Also at KLIA airport he has challenged the Tamil guys .saying .we will destroy you in Malaysia as we have done in SL to LTTE ……so he deserve the attack …a good lesson for all SL Diplomates in overseas know your limit”

      It is very good information, thank you. I also wonder why and how so many Naanas got into the foreign service. Most of them do not possess necessary qualifications or competencies. Disproportionate number of Muslims have got into the important and sensitive senior government jobs. The language and behavior of the Naana in KLIA shows the caliber.

      I guess you are a Tamil Hindu and it seems you don’t like Sinhala-Buddhists. My dear Cholan our both communities have been taken for a ride by the dirty and conniving politicians in Colombo. My economic, social and security issues are no different from yours. On the other-hand Tamil speaking Muslims are having a great Tamasha in our country. These fellows have gone into overdrive to ignite flames of hate between innocent Tamil Hindus and Innocent Sinhala-Buddhists knowing fully well that their community will be the ultimate winner.

      We have to be very mindful about this situation in Sri Lanka and don’t hate Sinhala-Buddhists, lets be honest with each other on our basic needs. We should not be guided on what dubious Sinhala and dubious Tamil politicians demands from us in Sri Lanka.

      Miga Nandri

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        SB you are wasting your good advice on a diaspora racist.

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          Dear Taraki,

          We must try to bring our children together be them Tamil or Sinhala. Our dubious politicians have kept us apart to achieve their political objectives for too long.

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            I hope the Tamil people here agree with you, I do. It is the Tamil diaspora that stokes up the fires of hatred.

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              Taraki

              “It is the Tamil diaspora that stokes up the fires of hatred.”

              Previously there had been others too, GG Ponna, Chelva, Amir, VP, Sambandan, now its Diaspora, CV Wiggy…..

              On the other side of the divide, I suppose there had never been an incident of racial hatred, in 1915, 1956, 1958, 1977, 1981, 1983, …… and the other side burnt down the Jaffna Library out of love for the people of Jaffna.

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              Taraki,

              As far as I know, the goals and the hope of the Tamil Diaspora is the peace and well being of the suffering Tamils in Sri Lanka. They are not anti-Sinhala but would love to live and work with the Sinhalese. Some of them are already doing that through much investment here. If the safety, security and well being of the Tamils materialises, assured by the Sinhala State, the diaspora pressure will diminish.i
              I have lived with the diaspora and know they have other priority objectives to pursue in the new lives they have begun overseas – one of which is to see all of Sri Lanka bloom in peace and prosperity.

              Backlash

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            Well said, Sinhala Banda. Unity and Reconciliation is possible soon if many cultivate this way of thought. We must restore our United and plural society we were part of in the pre-1956 period.

            Backlash

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        Sinhala Panda

        “Disproportionate number of Muslims have got into the important and sensitive senior government jobs. The language and behavior of the Naana in KLIA shows the caliber”

        Hence your justification of the attack on Ambassador Ansar.

        Are you saying that all Sri Lankan Muslim diplomats deserve to be attacked by your Naam Thamilar brethren?

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          Native Veddha,

          Yes and No because he should have observed what happened to MR2’s brother for being abusive.- the common poor villager.
          You are aware of the plight of Indian Tamil’s at Malaysia. As a student I met one of them at All India Institute of medical Sciences he was joyful character He said my father is a labourer and we are 4 but I am the only one my father can barely pay to study and there are no opportunities for us back home. He passed a merit student.
          Diplomacy is saying the nastiest things in the most pleasant way.
          The quality of selection of arts only students.

          After Dr R.R. Today the IIT’s carry away the first 10 positions at the exams for Civil Service, and the competition is the highest in the world only 0.1% pass.To do that one has to study all the arts subjects after qualifying as B.Tech

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            @Jai_Bolo

            Do you know majority of the Doctors,Accountants and Lawyers in Malaysia are Tamils ?

            Do you know with Malaysian passport it is possible to travel to 163 countries most of them are western nations without visa ?

            Even with this facility Malaysian Tamil women never go overseas to wash clothes and clean toilets like what your Sinhala mothers,wives and sisters are doing in Arab Countries .

            Got it?

            Cheers

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              I do know the power structure at KL plus the 3rd generation Ceylonese some of who are intermarried .

              Soft target and timed like Tony’s plane went missing, finally Tony operating from Indonesia after handing reins.

              This matter will go the same way- no prosecution because Lanka can’t win either at courts.- assault on provocation!

              keep hunting;) mani pemi hung.

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      Why did this Thoppi Thiruppi Choni entered the K/L Air port. This is a good lesson to all these Chonees. Well done Malaysian Tamils and MARA will never dream of visiting where the Tamils live.

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      What was the Choni Pandy doing at the KL Airport. he has no business at the airport other than welcoming the Murderous Mahinda responsible for the killing of over 75,000 innocent Tamil civilians at Mullaitivu in Sri Lanka during the final war.

      Well done Malaysian Tamils. You guys did a good job.

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        N. Nadarajah – Mahanuwara

        “What was the Choni Pandy doing at the KL Airport.”

        What do you mean by Chony Pandy?

        Is it some sort of candy?

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      Dear Izeth,
      You have once again proved that you are a Islamic lunatic fringe anti Tamil racist. You attempt to portray assault of Srilankan ambassador by Malaysians as an attack on Muslims by Tamils is highly mischievous. Even if the High Commissioner was a Sinhalese the result would have been the same for such atrocious behaviour. Your statement that if he was a Sinhalese this would not have happened shows your ignorance. In 2014 Dr. Chris Nonis the then UK High Commissioner who was a Sinhalese narrowly escaped assault by Tamils. In the festival of cricket despite it being a sporting event he as chief guest made a political speech praising Mahinda and the government which went over 45 minutes. Tamil youths who were not pleased with this false propaganda went to assault him. Due to our efforts we prevented it, but they turned their wrath on Sinhala youths resulting in a fight, which resulted in the loss of the venue for the future.

      Secondly you do not understand the word diplomacy, where one has to show tact and restraint in confronting situations. Every Diplomat is expected to maintain this decorum in dealing with people of the host country. In this instance the Srilankan High Commissioner in Malaysia, had been arrogant towards the citizens of Malaysia and tried to treat them in a shabby way. His statement that this is Kuala Lumpur and not Colombo shows that he believed that he has impunity as a Muslim in a Muslim country when dealing with non Muslims. The result demonstrated that he was sadly mistaken in his attempt to take advantage, which you as a fellow Traveller of Islamic racism seem to support. How could a foreign diplomat challenge local citizens that he will destroy them in Malaysia like what they did in Srilanka. What will happen if Israeli Ambassador tells you that he will destroy Muslims in Srilanka as what they are doing in Palestine.

      Despite your attempt to please Sinhala racists, please note that none of the Sinhala diplomats who were present in the airport with the High Commissionar dared to stop the attack, leave alone give evidence about the attack. It is unfortunate that many Srilanka diplomats are at the recieving end of the anger of Tamils abroad, which is due to their attempt to deny and whitewash crimes committed by Srilanka government on Tamils. Problem with Srilanka diplomats is that they tend to carry their supremacist mindset abraod, expecting Tamils to keep quiet. Just because Tamils are tolerant to these in Srilanka, to expect Tamils abroad to be docile is foolish. It should be impressed upon those in the foreign ministry that all Srilanka diplomats should behave towards Tamils in a cordial and humble manner respecting them, or else face similar consequences. It is no wonder that diplomatic service sunk to low levels with people like you.

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        Hameed Nanna is the person who has started this mess when he was foreign minister ,he went on filled the ministry roomsand foreign missions with Muslims with 3 pass in A/L exam.and posted the all over after a good cut.

        One Sinhala diplomat told me even to select a messenger for overseas SL mission Hameed personally interview them thus brought the decency of foreign ministry to shit dump.

        Later years in usual manner uncles,aunties,cousins all muslims entered in the foreign service.

        There was a time all private secretaries in SL foreign missions were Muslims Ummahs and messengers all muslims who worked as waiters at restaurants before.

        This is the only shit country send doctors,lawyers,pharmacists,principals,policemen as diplomates and HC to overseas SL missions.

        During Murdepakse time SL enjoy to USA was half passed O/L examination character.

        Cheers

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      Cool story, bro :D

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    Every shot on the assault on the High Commissioner, in my view was not meant for the HC. They were meant for Mahinda Rajapaksa. It is unfair on the part of Hussien to attribute the assault as that purely meant for the Poor high Commissioner. Once aga

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      Absolutely agree with you Bensen.

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    Every shot on the assault on the High Commissioner, in my view was not meant for the HC. They were meant for Mahinda Rajapaksa. It is unfair on the part of Hussien to attribute the assault as those purely meant for the poor high Commissioner. Once again Rajapaksa gets away. Bensen

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      [Edited out]

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    Hi Izeth Naana

    You have said;

    “Why do I think that the attack on Ambassador Ansar could have been the expression of the intense Islamophobic hatred that prevails among a segment of the Tamils? The evidence for that is to be found in ample measure in the “hysterical hatred and mad dog rage” – a formula that I have been using for quite some time”

    I assume in this instance, you are calling Tamils of Non-Muslim origin , the Mad Dogs!!!

    When you feed the mad dogs indirectly, this kind of response is expected. What do you think about regular visits of Muslim Tamil speaking leaders’ visits to see the “Supremo mad dog” hiding in Vanni prior to 2009. What about the denial of opportunities to “Mad dogs” in the University education by another Muslim Bigot Badudin Mohammud. So be careful bigotry feeds Mad dogs irrespective of ethnicity and they will come back to bite you.

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    The KL Airport case centering around the alleged physical attack on SLHC Ansar is a god-sent gift to Izeth Hussain in his now familiar past time of expressing his congenital hatred of the Tamils. While the entire issue centred on this attack that could have been dealt in a few lines, Hussain weaves his anti-Tamil bile to create an entire article to fill the pages of his column in The Island with utter trivia. That this indignity has to be endured by an unwilling readership is apparently of little concern to Hussain.

    Not uncharacteristically, Hussain leaves out the main reason for the alleged attack. It is understood when the agitated demonstrators enquired from Ansar as to the whereabouts of Mahinda Rajapakse, who they were really after, this “diplomat” is said to have exacerbated an already tense atmosphere by shouting back “go and find out from the Police” Ansar is also reported to have shouted in anger the SL Army finished the LTTE and that he will help GoSL to destroy the LTTE in Malaysia. Surely, an uncalled for provocative and unbecoming outburst in a country that is home to millions of Tamils. It is common knowledge there is much sympathy in Malaysia to attacks and harassment of Lankan Tamils by the armed forces in Sri Lanka. This remark of Ansar, unsurprisingly, resulted in the alleged physical. If a diplomat is found wanting, this could not be attributed to the fact he is a Muslim or from another community. There was the case of a former Used-Car dealer sent to Jordan (?) as our Ambassador there – a few years ago. The man was later found raping helpless Sinhala domestic maids – who had taken refuge in the Lankan Mission in Amman escaping from preying Arab employers. There is also reference in this article to Faiz Mustapha. Though not a trained diplomat, the affable, articulate and learned Faiz is an absolute gentleman. That he served in LTTE-infested London for a period without incidents is demonstrative of the difference between a wise and capable gentleman compared to a “diplomat” who clearly has many shortcomings.

    The rest of Hussain’s article this week is not merely bull but a regurgitation of several of his earlier boring
    impositions – all of which met with severe outbursts from readers from all communities, including Muslims. It is best Hussain save time and print in the future avoiding repetition.

    His fallacious claim “over several decades I had adopted positions distinctly favorable to the Tamils, and I had even acquired notoriety for inveighing against the grotesque Sinhalese racism of which I had been the victim” is once more a boring repetition besides being a blatant lie. Readers’ response to his tiresome weekly diatribe leaves little room to doubt he goes out of the way to demonstrate his anti-Tamil prejudice hoping to endear himself to Sinhalese and Muslim audiences. But this works against his objective. It is understood even the Mahanayakas now say the quarrel between Sinhalese and Tamils have harmed the country and only benefited other suspect sources.

    Tamil readers will not forget Hussain’s “wise counsel” to the government and the army to starve Tamils in the NEP as a strategy to break the backbone of Tamil resistance during the 30 year conflict. Predictably, Hussain denied this for weeks until he was caught with his pants down – lying.

    Hussain’s anti-Tamil bias is demonstrated once more by the comment “The Tamil racists want Eelam” He knows all too well this is totally false, considering the Tamil political leadership has let the country and the world know they have given up Separatism since. The country knows the Tamil political leadership now work on the basis of internal self- rule in an undivided country -such as all other Provinces. This, I believe, has in many ways reduced tension between the Tamil and Sinhala people. This new welcome development has created space for the Sinhala side to be more inclusive and accommodative – something that is repugnant to anti-Tamil divisionists such as Hussain.

    Hussain’s comment “expression of the intense Islamophobic hatred that prevails among a segment of the Tamils” is once more a deception calculated to set Tamils against Muslims. Unfortunately, it is now the universal reality Muslims all over the planet are subject to negatives in various forms. The feeling has reached unprecedented global proportions. The European Union, arguably, split on this issue with the exit of Britain. The Islamic factor plays an important part in the current U.S. Presidential campaign. The global bitterness is also increasingly strong here in Sri Lanka – thanks more to irresponsible and misplaced ”political analysis”of preachers of hate like Izeth Hussain and the ilk.

    Backlash

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    Izeth writes what certain sections of Lankans want to hear.

    “Attack On Ambassador Ansar & Tamil Islamophobic Racism ……”
    Izeth’s contention that Lankan Muslims are a separate race is to imply that Sinhalese are a different race which some want to hear. Produce DNA evidence Izeth. The Lankan conflict is language/religion based. Surely Izeth knows this.

    The attack on the Lankan High Commissioner I. Ansar was wrong. Everyone knows that this had something to do with the former Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s visit. Izeth knows this but goes on to ponder “……What is odd is that the attack took place at all. ……………..Had that got something to do with the fact that he is a Muslim? …….” Not at all Izeth – Ansar was stupid enough to retort in undiplomatic terms and to boot in Tamil language.

    Izeth’s writings are his source of bread. Commenters find them disgusting. Izeth tries to deflect this with “.I must emphasize before concluding that the Tamil attacks on me are not purely personal: they betray hatred and contemptuousness towards the Muslims as a whole.” No Izeth the contemtiousness is directed towards you only.

    “……Anyway I think it is time for the LTTE and its clones to be extirpated from off the face of the earth. “
    Just what a section of Lankans want to hear. The Muslim Rohingyas are being exterpated in Myanmar. You must pay some attention to that Izeth.

    What the hell has the Ansar incident to do with the oft repeated Izeth song “Alternatively they cannot blame our armed forces for wanting to maintain a substantial presence in the North on a permanent basis. If the tiger won’t change its stripes, you can’t expect the lion to shed its mane “

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    Mr. Hussein:

    Indian Tamils and Sri lankan Tamils have different cultures.

    We can not write it here. Tamil Editorial staff of CT won’t allow that.

    I can not understand how easy it is for Tamils come into VIP lounge in the airport.

    Those Tamils were uneducated too because they did not know how to identify CCTV camaras.

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      Have you been to KL airport to know the ethnic’s employed there?

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      @ jim softy

      another sinhala media edition crap.

      Malaysian Tamils are fluent in Malay language after all it is there country so airport security simply allowed their own nationals to VIP lounge.

      What a pity even after thoppi HC cried on phone to the deputy superintendent of KL police who is a Tamil no security came there

      even KLIA airport security staff ignored Thoppis plea…this is the reputation of SL.

      Cheers

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    Izeth Hussain is inciting Jihadi terrorism against Tamils by making up false allegations about Tamil Islamophobia. He has also called for the extermination of LTTE supporters and the continued military occupation of Tamil lands.

    Imagine if Tamils had said this about a Muslim nation in support of Western or Israeli imperialism and occupation. He’d be crying Islamophobia!

    Izeth Hussain has Tamilphobia and is probably wishing ISIS rapes and beheads Tamils for their supposed Islamophobia.

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    Another SL Tamil, DBS says it was an unprovoked attack and Ansar did not speak to the attackers.

    The attackers do not represent the SL Tamils. They are of Indian Tamil origin. Seeing Thandas, one can imagine their behaviour. I don’t think the attackers knew that Ansar was a diplomat and even if they knew, they wouldn’t be knowing what it means; what one can expect from a taxi driver and businessman. They could have even mistakenly thought Ansar was MR. Indian Tamils who were mass migrated by British to work in foreign estates are gradually becoming a nuisence to governments in Malaysia and Mauritius and elsewhere. Their leaders use SL issue for their political advantages. That Rama saamy who spreaded the rumor that Ansar provoked the attackers and Vaiko calling him a spy are examples of this mean crowd. Just ignore the mad dogs.

    By the way, why do the Muslims want to be identified as a different race?

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      @ Villageman

      As explained earlier there are 7 (seven) Tamil dailies (more than in SL) in Malaysia and they always publish the photos of Muderpakse and his gang so Malaysian Tamils know very well this animal Murderpakse.Full stop.

      All Tamil migrated during British times are now citizens of these countries and holding very high positions in governments and leading businessmen.Do you know sometime back in South Africa permanent secretary of defense ministry was a Tamil and also minister of telecommunication.

      Also there are many Tamil High Commissioners ,Ambassadors and diplomats representing Malaysia ,Singapore,South Africa and Mauritius in various western countries for your pleasure even there are Malaysian Sinhalese in foreign service there.

      You can find Tamil in Mauritius currency notes and Tamil is being teach at state schools also in Fiji Islands

      Cheers

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    Superb article by Mr. Hussein.Congragulations and more ink to your pen,Sir.

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    What a stupid idiotic article. First of all the Tamil Muslims in Malaysian are identified as Tamils not as Muslims. In Malaysia there is no such thing as a common Islamic identity. The native Malays do not want to be identified or lumped together with non Malay Muslims in the name of religion Just like in any other Muslim country.
    The Malay Muslims are the Bhumi Putra Sanskrit for sons of the soil. The rest of the Muslims are largely from the Indian subcontinent and most of them are Tamils. The Malays call the Tamil Muslims Mamak. Muslims from Kerala are called Kakka.

    To the eyes of the largely Indian origin Tamils of Malaysia the so called Sri Lankan Muslim diplomat would have been a useless backstabbing Tamil traitor who was conniving with the racist Sinhalese authority against his fellow Tamils. As for them his primary identity would have been a Tamil and his secondary identity only would have been his religion. This would have been the same for the Tamil Muslims of Malaysia. They saw him a nasty evil backstabbing Tamil traitor and were more enraged. They would not have been aware of the fact that the Tamil Muslims in Sri Lanka for selfish opportunistic reasons do not want to identify or acknowledge their real Immigrant Indian Tamil origin but claim a fake Arab origin and overtly and covertly connive with the Sinhalese racists to destroy everything Tamil, in order to find favour with them, so that can steal from the Tamils and establish themselves in their new land. If they were aware of this they would have been even more enraged. As nowhere else in the world has religion been used as basis to create an artificial ethnicity called Muslims.
    This clown also talks about Muslims holding high positions in ancient Sinhalese courts. What positions? A few Arab emissaries may have been held in high esteem, however what have these Arabs got to do with these largely low caste Dravidian Indian Tamil immigrant converts to Islam who migrated to the island a few centuries ago or the few thousand half caste bastards of these Arabs? As usual they want to latch on to these Arabs and deny their largely low immigrant origins.
    There is no record of any Muslim ruling any part of the island in any positions. On the contrary they were always regarded as outsiders both by the Sinhalese and Tamils and were never allowed to own lands or any high positions. A few Arab emissaries held in high esteem does not reflect them. It was the British who repealed this law and allowed the island’s Muslims and low castes to own land in the late 19Th century.
    If the Sinhalese held them in such high esteem why were they not allowed to settle on a large scale in the Kandyan areas when they were fleeing Portuguese persecution along the north western coast? They were persecuted and were chased out and had to seek refuge in the Tamil east. Do not try to twist and re write history. It was the Hindu eastern Tamils who took pity on you as fellow Tamils and gave you land to settle and Tamil Mukkuva women as wives to start a family, as more than 90% of these Muslims refugees who fled to the east, just like what is now happening in the west were men. Now they are repaying this kindness of the eastern Hindu Tamils by conniving with the Sinhalese to marginalise them and steal their land to create an Islamic Salafist haven from what was ancient Hindu Tamil land. We can see what is happening in the east now. The large scale ethnic cleansing and marginalisation of the eastern Hindu Tamils and the Tamilised Veddah who are the real owners of the east. Everything ancient in the east is Tamil and Hindu. Nothing Islamic. Now the aggressor is trying to claim victim status after doing all the damage.
    You don’t see Tamils coming on CT and posting columns running down Sinhalese or Muslims and urging their marginalisation like Sinhalese and Muslims do here on a regular basis.
    This man is one the most viscous and vindictive of the whole lot.

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    It looks like Hussain is driving himself into madness in his old age. When he was sober, he was readable, even though I disagreed with some of his views. But it is becoming obvious that old age is getting to him, and he is increasingly shrill. If these irrational articles continue, the fault will be with those who publish him.

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    Readers today there were attacks in US cities ,,,and fanatic Islamic State claimed these were performed by “soldiers of Islam,”

    But this Izzeth converted Tamil Hindu will never ever comdemn these attacks of rabid Islamic dogs.

    When a Thoppi HC was assaulted in KLIA airport he boils .

    Look at his double game …these Muslims change caps according to wind .

    Shameless Cowards.This is no one trust Muslims in this world today.

    Cheers

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      We expected it, have not Liberal/democrats can’t lie for ever and cling onto power spinning the world.-
      On the web their supporters look for spelling and grammatical mistakes to continue the lie.They need to get a life.

      News: Hillary/Obama Hussein, messed up america and they just did the same at Syria and apologized but Putin does not believe. Cease fire off.

      Hillary trying to spin american people will not work, rising unease over the issue could increase Trump appeal.

      Lanka is total spin that runs in the culture that governs from 1948.

      Shalli Kumar, republican Hindu congress is going to share the power.watch the space.

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    This imbecile wants all of us to be exterminated for a physical assault? what a joke? why even breathe the air that can be used by living organisms.

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    Malaysia should learn from Sri lanka’s experience otherwise it will be condemned to relive it.The so called Tamils of Malaysia are raising there deadly head by taking the Law to their hands, as shown by this callous attack.These are early days.Before long they will make a perfect case for a “traditional Tamil home land” not too far from Kuala Lampur.Hussien’s call is in fact a wake up call to the sleepy Malays.These Tamils would not dare try their monkey tricks in Singapore.

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    I can see many racial minded and provocative comments by many readers of this column, including Cholan. I cannot blame them because those comments are the result of anti-Tamil and racial and baseless statements by Izeth Hussain. His anti-Tamil mentality is disgrace for honest journalism. As long as we have people like Cholan and Izeth, the communal harmony is a distant dream in Sri Lanka.

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      Dear MYM Sideek

      I agree with your concern. Izeth H was warned by many sometime ago, when he began unleashing his anti-Tamil hatred, he will eventually endanger
      the peace, security and good of Muslims. The growing army of commentators against Hussain in this page is further proof of the hatred he generates against the Muslim community by his irresponsible and provocative writing. It is time this deranged man is publicly censured by the Muslim community – in an official capacity.

      We know the Muslim community, like you, are made of good, decent and peaceful people save a few unfortunately disturbed.

      Backlash

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    We Thamizh being We Thamizh – displaying the superior We Thamizh culture, civilisation, bravery and IQ by ganging up on a lone old man :D

    And he still walks away with just a few scrapes :D

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      Wee Thamihz Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

      ” displaying the superior We Thamizh culture, civilisation, bravery and IQ by ganging up on a lone old man :D “

      After all, there isn’t much difference between Wee Sinhala/Buddhists and Wee Thamihz. In fact wee Sinhala/Buddhists must celebrate the fact that we share our culture, civilisation, bravery, and IQ with wee Thamihz.

      “And he still walks away with just a few scrapes :D”

      Are you telling the Wee Thamihzs to beat the old man badly next time around?

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        One dalit is supporting the other dalits.

        Indian Tamils are racists and are far worst racists than those kallathonis naturalized in Sri lanka.

        CT editorial board which include Native Vedda does not allow writing the truth..

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        The tamils who are learned and civilized will condone this act of cowardice and callousness as beating an old man for no mistake of his, this is not bravery or high IQ but its terrorism, in Malaysia there are many tamil groups which fight each other for trivial matters, is this bravery or high IQ? These thugs think that by emulating Tamil blockbuster hero, by wearing chains around their necks and sporting ear stud, they think they are villains but they are cardboard villians. No sensible person will say these cowards beating an old man a hero, but a bunch of eunuch Shame on you tamils for magnifying these cowards as heroes. In UK some tamils thugs got soundly hammered by local thugs (Indo-Pak), even in Malaysia the local thugs (Malay/Chinese mafia) when confronted these tamil thugs run off with pants down. The issue is that whoever who commit an act of aggression, or harm by flexing the muscles, will meet his Waterloo with more aggression. So do not praise the wrongdoers even though they are your brethren tamils. It nauseating experience to see these tamils misbehave in a foreign country. I am surprise the local are tolerating them so much. but will not be surprised one day, far more worse things could happen to these foolish tamils.

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    i am wondering how this chavinistic izath worked as a a SL ambassador abroad treating all sri lankans in an equal manner. authorities have to investigate his behaviour as a third rate diplomat in the past.his anti tamil true colours have come out…shame to our DPL community.
    -dayal

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    IH, Are you still alive? I wondered for not non availability of racist attack on Tamils.

    I thought that you have gone to kabristan.

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    [I must emphasize before concluding that the Tamil attacks on me are not purely personal: they betray hatred and contemptuousness towards the Muslims as a whole. ]

    Not because you are Tamil speaking person(->sorry to use the word person) or Muslim. But because you are a racist to the core.

    you got ah?

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    [ By whom? The obvious candidate for the role was the expatriate rump LTTE which could be expected to include many lunatic fringe racists. The reasonable surmise is that their idiocy was checked by sane expatriate Tamils.]

    I am wondering you are talking about lunatic fringe racists.

    Check yourself before the mirror.

    snake knows much about another snake.

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    [Suddenly, and to practically everyone’s surprise, attacks on my articles started appearing in the Colombo Telegraph. ]

    it is because only after your racist articles appearing in CT. before that CT published only articles of intellectuals and eminent columnists.

    you are solely responsible and contributed much for that HLDM and that DJs’ poor columns.

    [Edited out]

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    [The decent Tamil majority, who are not racist, must see to that. Alternatively they cannot blame our armed forces for wanting to maintain a substantial presence in the North on a permanent basis. If the tiger won’t change its stripes, you can’t expect the lion to shed its mane.]

    you cunning fox wearing Thoppi are moaning and crying in pain.

    if you cunning fox still oscillate your tail, you can’t expect the spectators and readers will allow your howling hereinafter too.

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