19 October, 2017

BBS & ISIS In Perspective: The Machiavellian & The Ruthless

By Mass L. Usuf

Mass L. Usuf

Mass L. Usuf

Is Simon Elliot going incognito as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the infamous ISIS ? Allegedly, a Jew who was recruited by the Israelis to take the place of the world’s most wanted terrorist? Was this Simon Elliot trained by Mossad and the CIA? Was Al-Baghdadi created to fill the vacuum of Osama bin Laden? Was ISIS created to tarnish the image of Islam? Speculation is rife in the realm of conspiracy theories with some even providing strong evidence. Be that as it may, what is certain and crystal clear however, is that ISIS has been very successful in tarnishing the image of Islam and the Muslims worldwide. Paradoxically, if it could be so called, hovering over the head of Al-Baghdadi is a ten million dollar reward, dead or alive.

What most concerns us is the news that a 37 year old Sri Lankan had chosen to be part of this outcast outfit. Most Sri Lankans were hearing the news in shock and disbelief. The ripple effect was instantaneous. The aura of peace and happiness within the Muslim families were rattled. Parents were rethinking the sacred trust they had placed in their children. Some are worried if they now have to look over the shoulder of their kids to ascertain what they are up to.

Condemnation

The All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulema (ACJU) a body of learned Islamic Scholars quickly sprang into action with a no holds barred condemnation both of the ISIS and the association with it by this adventurous Galewala man. At a press conference held on 23 July 2015, the ACJU took cognizance of the lurking danger of this menace on others, if not dealt with expeditiously. It spelt out the several immediate steps initiated to educate and create awareness that ISIS acts contrary to the teachings of Islam. The seriousness with which ACJU responded is a clear indicator of the extent to which the society has been shocked.

gnanasara GAThe Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) which was in a state of comatose, bankrupt with the lack of sensational news, erupted with spasms of Machiavellian ‘pleasure’. The analogy of rainfall after a severe drought is appropriate. Its coterie euphorically celebrated the truism in its “prophetic” foresight about the prevalence of extremists Muslims in Sri Lanka. Hallelujah ! Hallelujah !

Of course, this is far from reality. The gibberish of Gnanasara thero and company always encapsulated the hackneyed allegation about the flow of foreign funds for extremist activities within our borders. He boastfully cited a series of names including the ACJU, National Shoora Council and the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka. In his contorted deductive reasoning, the thero perhaps sees commonness with extremism in these institutions. Thereby, heroically, challenging the government to inspect their funds. In fact, these are organizations comprising highly placed professionals, scholars of repute, lawyers and doctors. We often hear the public relegating such ramblings of this Thero as symptomatic of schizophrenia. I am no medical scientist.

Several leading Muslim organization too issued a joint declaration. No, no, not refuting BBSs’ wild claims but stating their displeasure and condemnation of the ISIS. As an observer, my inference was that the BBSs’ brouhaha received a perfunctory dismissal from these organisations. The plea of ACJU as a respected and responsible body, at the press conference, was not to cast stones but to assist and join hands in defeating this new social phenomenon.
Foreign nationals

Citing Peter R. Neumann, Director, The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICRC), The Guardian (26.05.2015), stated that according to a report filed in the UN Security Council in late March 2015, 22,000 foreign fighters from 100 nations have traveled to Syria and Iraq, most to support ISIS.

Earlier this year, General James Clapper, the director of US national intelligence, told Congress that officials now believed that 3,400 citizens from western nations, including 150 from the US, had travelled to Iraq and

Syria to join violent militant groups. More than 700 British and 1200 French citizens are thought to have travelled to Syria – with about half returning to the UK.

This is, therefore, clearly an international phenomenon.

International reprobation

The Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham, is the self-proclaimed Islamic state with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi being named its caliph. The United Nations has held ISIS responsible for human rights abuses and war crimes. Several countries have designated ISIS as a terrorist organisation including the European Union, the United Kingdom, the United States, India, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Syria, Egypt, and Russia.

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces General Hassan Firouzabadi called on international legal bodies to prosecute Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ringleader of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and asShams (ISIS), as a war criminal. The Iranian General described ISIS as a brainchild of the US and UK governments, established to get “revolutionary Muslim youths” killed in Syria and Iraq. (FARS News Agency, Sat Jul 12, 2014)

Islamic criticism

In late September 2014, 126 Islamic scholars, from around the Muslim world signed an open letter to the Islamic State’s leader al-Baghdadi, explicitly rejecting and refuting his group’s interpretations of Islamic scriptures, the Qur’an and hadith, used by it to justify its actions.

In late August 2014, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Al ash-Sheikh, condemned the Islamic State “[You] have misinterpreted Islam into a religion of harshness, brutality, torture and murder … this is a great wrong and an offence to Islam, to Muslims and to the entire world”, the letter stated.

Indoctrination

This puts indoctrination in the crosshairs. The attraction of youth of different nationalities towards ISIS is partly because of indoctrination. I had made mention of this danger in the context of the so called radical “nationalist’ movements in Sri Lanka in my article to the Colombo Telegraph of 05 June 2015, (Slow Genocide Of The Rohingya People of Myanmar (Burma). I emphasized that via a process of indoctrination the religious sentiments of a person can be manipulated.

In our context, it is especially significant when the noble ‘sivura’ is involved. People place their trust and confidence on those who don it. The masses expect to receive proper guidance. This is a huge responsibility that ought to be discharged in a morally and lawfully acceptable manner. Failure to do so is a clear breach of trust. To use the “sivura” for indoctrination against another people will only result in hatred and violence. Hatred that generates a situation of anger, making one community inflamed against another.

In this context, even Sinhalese parents have to be careful of the values their innocent child is imbibing. This is exactly what responsible, unbiased, civic minded Sri Lankans should fear against happening to our children, the innocent Sri Lankan masses and, most significantly, to the Samaneras (the novice monks). Hatred and violence should not be seen by these novice monks as the proper way to achieve their goals. Arguably the indicators are that indoctrination is taking place in Sri Lanka too, in a subtle way, unduly exploiting the honour and respect of the robe.

If this is proven then methodologically, ISIS is right under our nose.

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    Well, as much as I love to admit BBS is an irritant we also have to accept they do not blow up things.

    The other difference is we can debate and discuss things with them. So BBS has no parallels in either KKK, Opus Dei or ISIS.

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      The Aluthgama pogram carried out by BBS is the start!….if left un-checked they will become brutal as the ISIS

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        Azward,

        BBS must take a large chunk of the blame for Aluthgama. I agree with you. We need to keep them in check. I agree with you again.

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    If the Sri Lankan muslims actually believe ISIS actions are denigrating islam, prove it by decreeing a fatwa against all its members.If fatwas can be decreed against cartoon drawers and writers such as Rushdie, why not ISIS?

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      David,
      it is very good and reasonable request.. Please publish this point more, I will do the same. I do this because I truly love my Lankan Muslim brothers and sisters…and wish better future for them..

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      David Wei

      “If the Sri Lankan muslims actually believe ISIS actions are denigrating islam, prove it by decreeing a fatwa against all its members.If fatwas can be decreed against cartoon drawers and writers such as Rushdie, why not ISIS?”

      Thank you.

      This is the same point Amarasiri has been advocating Regarding ISIS and The Wahhabis. The Muslims, the the whole Muslim Community MUST issue a Statement saying that

      1. The ISIS and Wahhabis are claiming that are non-Muslims, and therefore according to Hadith, the ISIS and Wahhabis are not Muslims.

      2. The actions of ISIS and Wahhabis are moe oin keeping with the actions of Iblis, Satan, Shaitan, and therefore they are Iblis, Shaitan, Satan Followers, to destroy the Muslims from Within.

      References:

      1. Hadith of Najd

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

      The Hadith of Najd is a famous hadith with several chains of narration about three geographical locations. While all Sunni Muslims accept the group of hadith as authentic, the exact location of the area referred to as “Najd” is disputed.

      2. Scholar from al-Azhar: Wahhabism is a Satanic Faith, the Horn of the Devil that Muhammad Predicted

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufxTUFapy1w

      So, this Idiot, Moron, Imbecile was tricked by the Iblis, Devil, Satan, Shaitan, by training in Pakistan by the Wahhabi funded Schools and Madrasas to be an Idiot, Moron and Imbecile for the Iblis.

      So, Abu Shuraih Sailani, aka Abu Iblis Shaitani, will now rot in hell being alternately toasted in Hel fire and Iblis laughing at him and saying Moron, Idiot, Imbecile, you deserve it along with the other ISIS who wanted 72 Virgins.

      Didn’t the Quran warn over 25 times about Iblis and Shaitan, Satan? They will not get 72 Virgins. They will not not get 72 Raisins either.

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      Please read following, which answers all your concerns, 99+% of the world muslims(include Srilankans) views:

      1)https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/muslims-in-sri-lanka-unite-to-condemn-islamic-state-isis/

      2) //AL-JAzeera – ISIL -NOT-ISLAM by Tariq Ramadan

      3) Fox News with Dr. Yasir Qadhi – March 5,2015… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KByDqNuiyj0&t=21

      4)CNN Tonight with Dr. Yasir Qadhi -March 3,2015… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftERxTcjykM&t=19.

      5)King Abdullah of Jordan at the European Parliament, 10 March 2015 …https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrWulfu1gZQ

      6)Reality Check…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcZKso_Z6M8

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    Has BBS killed any one ?

    It is muslims who are killing others, inbcluding muslims, all over the world.

    Why Do you think, that buddhists have no right to assert what is theirs ?

    Understand that Muslims lie in the name of the Non Existing Allah.

    Quran is a book that can be interpreted in many way. Why god is that stupid to write that kind of crap in order to mislead humans.

    Islam has made Muslims dumb liars. that is why they always talk about others and don’t talk about themselves.

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      You seem to have forgotten loss of innocent Muslim lives in the Aluthgama/Beruwela riots, purely caused through inciting violence in Gnanasara’s ‘abasaranai’ speech? Gnanasara is supposed to be a Buddhist monk and not a layman who caused so much damage single handedly. Who is repeatedly telling damn lies misquoting Quran and insulting the Muslims? We all know the lies they spread on the Muslim business houses distibuting ‘sweets laced with drugs which caused infertility’, Muslims spitting on food three times before serving their customers in Muslim owned eating houses, Muslims tenants charming their landlords into selling and leaving their homes for good when in actual fact Muslims gave the best offers which could not be refused. The people can see who is telling the lies? Even when the Halal issue first started, it was those same Buddhist monks who said that money earned through the licensing and issuing of Halal certificates, falsely accusing high charges for each product thus accumulating sums to run into billions of Rupees, and was being channeled to fund foreign terrorist Organizations. I can go on and on if your memory fails you. It is not Muslims who are lying. Why should they when they have nothing to hide. They are at the receiving end from these jerks, and now you try to compound the situation by calling them liars. What is there to avoid talking about themselves when the whole world knows what Islam is – a religion of Peace not violence.

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        Poppycock. Neither Hilmy nor any other Muslim in denial blaming Jews for everything to draw off scent of these savages can claim that the Quran is misquoted. ISIS rapes women, beheads people; kills fellow muslims with gusto and if you are so smart then why do millions follow ISIS and want to rape and kill in the name of Allah if it is led by a Jew?

        The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called ‘hypocrites’ and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.

        Unlike nearly all of the Old Testament verses of violence, the verses of violence in the Quran are mostly open-ended, meaning that they are not restrained by the historical context of the surrounding text. They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subjective as anything else in the Quran.

        The context of violent passages is more ambiguous than might be expected of a perfect book from a loving God, however this can work both ways. Most of today’s Muslims exercise a personal choice to interpret their holy book’s call to arms according to their own moral preconceptions about justifiable violence. Apologists cater to their preferences with tenuous arguments that gloss over historical fact and generally do not stand up to scrutiny. Still, it is important to note that the problem is not bad people, but bad ideology.

        Unfortunately, there are very few verses of tolerance and peace to abrogate or even balance out the many that call for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they either accept humiliation, convert to Islam, or are killed. Muhammad’s own martial legacy – and that of his companions – along with the remarkable stress on violence found in the Quran have produced a trail of blood and tears across world history.

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        ‘..the whole world knows what Islam is – a religion of Peace not violence’

        Come, come Marawan you know that is not true. Islam in theory and practice is the most violent and cruel religion in the world today.

        http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/quran/cruelty/long.html

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          Murder rate: White America, like most Christian countries in the Americas, Africa and Eastern Europe, is markedly more violent than most of the Middle East (murders per 100,000 population):

          0.6 Bahrain
          0.7 Oman
          0.8 United Arab Emirates
          0.9 Qatar
          1.0 Saudi Arabia
          1.2 Egypt
          1.7 Cyprus
          1.8 Jordan
          2.0 Iraq
          2.1 Israel
          2.2 Kuwait
          2.2 Lebanon
          2.3 Syria
          3.0 Iran
          3.3 Turkey
          3.4 WHITE AMERICA
          4.1 Palestine
          4.2 Yemen
          Terrorist attacks: According to the FBI, only 6% of the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil between 1980 and 2005 were carried out by Muslim extremists. Even Jewish extremists carried out more (7%).

          War: Wars with at least a million dead:

          Christian wars:

          years: name: conservative body count in millions
          535-554: Gothic Wars: 5.0m
          790-1300: Reconquista: 7.0m
          1096-1272: Crusades: 2.0m
          1337-1453: Hundred Years’ War: 3.0m
          1562-1598: French Wars of Religion: 3.0m
          1568-1648: Dutch Revolt: 1.0m
          1618-1648: Thirty Years’ War: 3.0m
          1655-1660: Second Northern War: 3.0m
          1763-1864: Russian-Circassian War: 2.0m
          1792-1802: French Revolutionary Wars: 2.0m
          1803-1815: Napoleonic Wars: 3.5m
          1830-1903: War in Venezuela: 1.0m
          1882-1898: Conquests of Menelik II of Ethiopia: 5.0m
          1910-1920: Mexican Revolution: 1.0m
          1914-1918: First World War: 20.0m
          1917-1922: Russian Civil War: 5.0m
          1939-1945: Second World War: 41.5m (European deaths only)
          1946-1954: First Indochina War: 1.0m
          1950-1953: Korean War: 1.2m
          1955-1975: Vietnam War: 1.1m
          1998-2003: Second Congo War: 2.5m
          Muslim wars:

          1370-1405: Conquests of Tamerlane: 7.0m
          1681-1707: Conquests of Aurangzeb: 5.0m
          1967-1970: Nigerian Civil War: 1.0m
          1980-1988: Iran-Iraq War: 1.0m
          1983-2005: Second Sudanese Civil War: 1.0m
          1989-2001: Afghan Civil War: 1.4m
          Seven times more people have died in Christian wars: 113.8 million compared to the 16.4 million who died in Muslim wars.

          There are more Christians, but only about 50% more, nothing like seven times more.

          Western history is Eurocentric, so we know more about wars in Christian lands than in Muslim ones. But not for wars since 1900, and there the imbalance is even worse: 73.3 million compared to 4.4 millon – 17 times more dead in Christian wars.

          Some blame technology, yet the Muslim world has all the weapons the West had to kill over 100 million people. And yet it did not.

          Democide: counts those who died not through war or street crime but through the wilful in/action of government, like genocide or Mao’s Great Leap Forward.

          Christian democides of a million or more (does not count communist democides):

          940-1917: Russia (tsarist): 2.1m
          1095-1272: Crusades: 1.0m
          1451-1870: European slave trade: 17.3m
          1492-1900: Latin America: 13.8m Amerindians
          1600-1900: Caribbean: 10.0m slaves worked to death
          1618-1648; Thirty Years War: 5.8m
          1651-1987: British Empire: 1.1m (not counting slavery)
          1800-1900: Brazil: 1.5m Amazon rubber companies
          1900-1920: Mexico: 1.4m
          1933-1945: Germany (Nazis): 20.9m
          1945-1948: Poland: 1.6m
          Muslim democides of a million or more:

          400-1900: Iran: 2.0m
          1110-1918: Ottoman Empire: 3.9m
          1958-1987: Pakistan: 1.5m
          1983-2005: Sudan: 1.9m Nuer, Dinka, Christians, Nuba, etc
          Christians have killed eight times more people in democides than Muslims: 76.5 million compared to 9.3 million. Almost the same rate as for war.

          The mistake here lies not in the numbers but in the words “Christian” and “Muslim”. Sometimes religion is a cause – or at least an excuse – like in the bombings by Christian extremist Eric Rudolph or the genocide in Sudan. But most often it is not. Calling, say, the 9/11 terrorists “Muslim” is like calling Hitler “Christian”: true yet misleading. It is Islamophobia, not a serious attempt to understand the world as it is.

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      All Muslims believe in one God and know him as Allah Almighty. Of course we don’t see Him in physical form, but know He is close to us all the time we think of Him. As close as our jugular vein. Now you tell me whether Buddhists can see all of them Gods when you say ‘this thun Korty devi devathavange pihitiy.’ (the blessings of 33 million Gods). What a contrast in the number of Gods that you have to believe in and worship, in order to get your blessings. Before commenting on others, first know your own religion first.

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      In response to ‘Quran is a book that can be interpreted in many way. Why god is that stupid to write that kind of crap in order to mislead humans.’

      Comparing the stories from Jathaka katha in Mahavamsa and Tripitaka which relate to myths, fantasies and unbelievable stories and legends from dreamland, the Holy Quran (the unadulterated word of God) is just a walk in the park. Looking for dirt on others when you carry tons of it on your own head. A feisty Prawn.

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        Don’t you think we should all reject such legends and stories from dreamland about gods and demons etc, whatever their source, in this day and age?

        To say your god doesn’t exist but santa claus does doesn’t make sense.

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      Softy

      Have any Muslims threatened to kill you?

      If not, please, dont write for the sake of writing. Unless you are paid by the Zionist Propaganda Machine. Or do you have erectile dysfunction? Hate is not the remedy, it is viagra.

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      Jim softy

      “Has BBS killed any one ?” YES.

      Killed This Girls father. Did anybody kill your father, Jim Softy?

      They Killed my Father,Give my father back-Aluthgama,Dharga town kids crying

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jreY9ijQg7Q

      Q. Has Sinhala Buddhists killed any one ? Yes. 100,000 Tamils.

      Q. Has Buddha Killed anyone? No.

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      Murder rate: White America, like most Christian countries in the Americas, Africa and Eastern Europe, is markedly more violent than most of the Middle East (murders per 100,000 population):

      0.6 Bahrain
      0.7 Oman
      0.8 United Arab Emirates
      0.9 Qatar
      1.0 Saudi Arabia
      1.2 Egypt
      1.7 Cyprus
      1.8 Jordan
      2.0 Iraq
      2.1 Israel
      2.2 Kuwait
      2.2 Lebanon
      2.3 Syria
      3.0 Iran
      3.3 Turkey
      3.4 WHITE AMERICA
      4.1 Palestine
      4.2 Yemen
      Terrorist attacks: According to the FBI, only 6% of the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil between 1980 and 2005 were carried out by Muslim extremists. Even Jewish extremists carried out more (7%).

      War: Wars with at least a million dead:

      Christian wars:

      years: name: conservative body count in millions
      535-554: Gothic Wars: 5.0m
      790-1300: Reconquista: 7.0m
      1096-1272: Crusades: 2.0m
      1337-1453: Hundred Years’ War: 3.0m
      1562-1598: French Wars of Religion: 3.0m
      1568-1648: Dutch Revolt: 1.0m
      1618-1648: Thirty Years’ War: 3.0m
      1655-1660: Second Northern War: 3.0m
      1763-1864: Russian-Circassian War: 2.0m
      1792-1802: French Revolutionary Wars: 2.0m
      1803-1815: Napoleonic Wars: 3.5m
      1830-1903: War in Venezuela: 1.0m
      1882-1898: Conquests of Menelik II of Ethiopia: 5.0m
      1910-1920: Mexican Revolution: 1.0m
      1914-1918: First World War: 20.0m
      1917-1922: Russian Civil War: 5.0m
      1939-1945: Second World War: 41.5m (European deaths only)
      1946-1954: First Indochina War: 1.0m
      1950-1953: Korean War: 1.2m
      1955-1975: Vietnam War: 1.1m
      1998-2003: Second Congo War: 2.5m
      Muslim wars:

      1370-1405: Conquests of Tamerlane: 7.0m
      1681-1707: Conquests of Aurangzeb: 5.0m
      1967-1970: Nigerian Civil War: 1.0m
      1980-1988: Iran-Iraq War: 1.0m
      1983-2005: Second Sudanese Civil War: 1.0m
      1989-2001: Afghan Civil War: 1.4m
      Seven times more people have died in Christian wars: 113.8 million compared to the 16.4 million who died in Muslim wars.

      There are more Christians, but only about 50% more, nothing like seven times more.

      Western history is Eurocentric, so we know more about wars in Christian lands than in Muslim ones. But not for wars since 1900, and there the imbalance is even worse: 73.3 million compared to 4.4 millon – 17 times more dead in Christian wars.

      Some blame technology, yet the Muslim world has all the weapons the West had to kill over 100 million people. And yet it did not.

      Democide: counts those who died not through war or street crime but through the wilful in/action of government, like genocide or Mao’s Great Leap Forward.

      Christian democides of a million or more (does not count communist democides):

      940-1917: Russia (tsarist): 2.1m
      1095-1272: Crusades: 1.0m
      1451-1870: European slave trade: 17.3m
      1492-1900: Latin America: 13.8m Amerindians
      1600-1900: Caribbean: 10.0m slaves worked to death
      1618-1648; Thirty Years War: 5.8m
      1651-1987: British Empire: 1.1m (not counting slavery)
      1800-1900: Brazil: 1.5m Amazon rubber companies
      1900-1920: Mexico: 1.4m
      1933-1945: Germany (Nazis): 20.9m
      1945-1948: Poland: 1.6m
      Muslim democides of a million or more:

      400-1900: Iran: 2.0m
      1110-1918: Ottoman Empire: 3.9m
      1958-1987: Pakistan: 1.5m
      1983-2005: Sudan: 1.9m Nuer, Dinka, Christians, Nuba, etc
      Christians have killed eight times more people in democides than Muslims: 76.5 million compared to 9.3 million. Almost the same rate as for war.

      The mistake here lies not in the numbers but in the words “Christian” and “Muslim”. Sometimes religion is a cause – or at least an excuse – like in the bombings by Christian extremist Eric Rudolph or the genocide in Sudan. But most often it is not. Calling, say, the 9/11 terrorists “Muslim” is like calling Hitler “Christian”: true yet misleading. It is Islamophobia, not a serious attempt to understand the world as it is.

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    Dear Mr Marwan,

    PEACE LOVING MUSLIMS

    Can you kindly tell the CT readers why the writers about Aluthgama incident NEVER talk about the incident in Beruwala where some Muslims killed two other Muslims INSIDE A MOSQUE (over ideological differences!)

    Doesn’t this give us a clue as to the under currents in the area prior to Aluthgama incident?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RXSO3RR_FA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFs875MaAYg

    http://www.newenglishreview.org/blog_email.cfm/blog_id/22244/Two-killed-and-many-injured-in-fight-between-two-Mosques-in-Sri-Lanka

    Please let us have your valuable comment.

    Soma

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      The same reason why the Buddhists of Theravada Buddhism chased away the Buddhists of Mahayana Buddhism, and never allowed them to come and take seat in Sri Lanka. You want to talk about it, lets talk about it. We Muslims in Sri Lanka now have no problems living amongst ourselves now, although we are ashamed of what happened in Beruwela, since we were pushed towards the extreme deep end in this issue. It had to be nipped in the bud.

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      Doesn’t this (Beruwela Mosque incident) give us a clue as to the under currents in the area prior to Aluthgama incident?

      Don’t connect the two and refer to it as a common under current issue. The Beruwela Mosque incident happened in July 2009, whereas the Alutgama/Dharga Town Beruwela incident happened June 2014. A distance of 5 years where Muslims living in those areas were living peacefully amongst themselves, until BBS came along and disturbed the peace. The incidents are non-related since that was Muslims against Muslims who were trying to introduce a deviant strain of Islam, whereas the latter was Buddhist monk provoked attacks on peaceful Muslims on a false premise of a monk attack.

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    BBS is just as dangerous as ISIS. We would have gone down the road of Wirathu ‘the face of Buddhist Terror’, but were prevented due to the intervention of moderate forces in Sri Lankan society. Also ‘Black July’ is an issue which is fresh in the minds of Sri Lankan society. Significant damage was done to Muslim property and lives at Aluthgama.

    BBS is instigating violence and discrimination against Muslims in Sri Lanka. May result in fertile ground for extremist like ISIS.

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    Gnanasara’s palm is outstretched in that photograph. Can a qualified palm reader please give a brief description of his destiny and his gruesome untimely death for the benefit of CT readers?

    I say ‘untimely’ for good reason. Sri Lanka Muslims are non-belligerent to say the least. Most of them pray to the Almighty to impart some good sense to this brute. But there is bound to be a violent reaction from one or two of them, if Gnanasara keeps up his violent insulting diabtribe against the community. Anything can happen. “Every action has a reaction”.

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    BBS may be a wretched entity, but to compare it to ISIS is beyond the pale. The utterly deplorable activities of ISIS, murder, rape, destruction of historical artifacts etc in the name of religion, make the headlines everyday. What is difficult to understand is the fact that some of these criminals were ‘educated’ professionals in good jobs in the West.

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      Substantial numbers of Atheists, and pretending Muslims and pretending Christians have joined the ISIS bandwagon, and are paid by the Zionist / CIA Propaganda Machine to stage false flag operations. Our own Jim softy is one of them. He gets paid for his work. The number of false flag operations increase when public support for the Israeli “cause” decreases. Check Youtube for evidence.

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      Ram I agree there is no comparison between ISIS and BBS. The first is a tool and creation of Zionists and the CIA. Their job is to carry out false flag operations to take the spotlight away from Israeli atrocities in Gaza.

      BBS were created to serve the Jarapassas. They are now exposed and their is no way they can maintain their importance. No respectable politician will touch them. So they are engaging in propagating hate for anything Muslim, hoping they can win some respect from the Buddhist Population. They are having a little success judging by the comments sent by a handful of readers.

      The next step for BBS is to copy their ISIS brothers’ modus operandi. Get some Buddhists to wear Muslim caps and attack a temple or set fire to it or something similar and blame it on Muslims: then loot their shops and property and even kill some of them. Repeat of Aluthgama.

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    BBS is ISIS of Sri Lanka. Both are ready to kill innocent people. Both are terrorist organisation.
    BBS try to gain popularity from the Sinhala Buddhists by creating fear of Muslims and Islam.I sincerely hope peace loving Sinhalese brothers and sisters will not get caught to the trap of BBS and now come as BJP to gain power. I fear about blood bath by BJP. Vote for BJP . Vote for blood bath.Sinhala Buddhists to decide.

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    Read attchments….6 sample views of 99+% of muslims across the globe include Sri Lankan views:

    1)…https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/muslims-in-sri-lanka-unite-to-condemn-islamic-state-isis/

    2) //AL-JAzeera – ISIL -NOT-ISLAM by Tariq Ramadan

    3) Fox News with Dr. Yasir Qadhi – March 5,2015… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KByDqNuiyj0&t=21

    4)CNN Tonight with Dr. Yasir Qadhi -March 3,2015… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftERxTcjykM&t=19.

    5)King Abdullah of Jordan at the European Parliament, 10 March 2015 …https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrWulfu1gZQ

    6)..Reality Check…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcZKso_Z6M8

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    The writer is trying to present the Muslims of Sri Lanka as Angels, reincarnate. The truth is just the opposite. All the problems faced by the Muslims the world over, not only Sri Lanka, is a direct of Wahhabi indoctrination, with millions of petro-dollars, at their disposal for the last 2 or 3 decades. According to some estimates a total of 100 Billion Dollars has been allocated for Wahhabi indoctrination, the world over by the Saudi Family) So trying not to see the elephant in the room, is not going to solve the problems of the Muslims of Sri Lanka. The ACJU, is a Wahhabi front organization; just because the BBS is saying this we shouldn’t try to say its a false statement. Moulavi Mubarak, the secretary of ACJU (He was formerly its President-before the Thableeghi Mufti Rizvi took over the ACJU violently) is the Wahhabi hit man in Sri Lanka for the last 5 or 6 decades; Moulvi Thassim, the propaganda secretary of ACJU, is the Prsident of Al Shabaab Organisation, which is yet another Wahhabi Front Organisation (Having shared views of the AS Shabaab, the frenchise of ISIS in Somalia). Going on a denial mode is not going to help solve the problem; but accepting the reality and trying to weed out the undesirables collectively will do. For more than 90% of the Muslims of Sri Lanka, hate Wahhabism; and are adherents of Imam Shafi (RA) and Sufi orders emanating from same.

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    Every mosque is a three dimensional flag for racism. It’s where Islam’s unbending and tyrannical belief system lives and grows. It’s where jihad is coaxed from the sacred texts, where terrorists are recruited, where bombs have been made and weapons stashed. The little good there is in islam (if there is any as I personally don’t know of any) could never justify the evil context in which it is preached, a context of tyranny and brutality. Islam is neither peaceful nor a religion. It is a brutal supremacist doctrine masquerading as divine revelation. And mosques are the potting soil where this evil grows.

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