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Behind The Mawanella Bigotry – II

By Ameer Ali

Dr. Ameer Ali

When I published an earlier piece on this topic on 30 December 2018, I did not intend to add another part to it. However, what happened in the court when one of the culprits was produced before the magistrate has compelled me to add another. In the first part, I drew attention to the mytho-historic mindset that produces such despicable acts. I also provided evidence that such acts were contrary to the ‘cosmopolitan worldliness’ that Muslims evinced during their High Noon in Baghdad, Cordova and Delhi. In particular, the Spanish convivencia was the product of Muslim rule, and din ilahi of Mogul Emperor Akbar was equally symbolic of his religious tolerance. The Mu’tazili philosophers of 9th and 10th centuries and Sufi mystics who followed in their footsteps were exemplars in religious tolerance and understanding of other philosophies. I do not deny at the same time that there were numerous episodes of inter-religious hatred and bloody massacres in history. In the history of Islam however, the rise of different degrees of orthodoxy after the 11th century, as I pointed out in part 1, was a counter revolution that crippled the previously reigning cosmopolitan and pluralist tendencies.

Even today in Indonesia, the largest Muslim populated country in the world, Muslims are proud to demonstrate their enchantment at and readiness to protect and preserve the largest Buddhist temple in the world at Borobudur. Not only that, I was pleasantly surprised one day to witness a Muslim sculptor in Java carving out in stone miniature replicas of this ancient temple and Buddha statues to fulfil an export order from Germany. It is on record that Buddhism and Islam intermingled and cross-pollinated with each other all along the Silk Road (Johan Elverskog, Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010). Against such reality, the destruction of Buddhist and Hindu statues in Mawanella and Kurunegala-Pothuhera by a group of 20-30 years old Muslim ignoramuses is the latest and ugliest page of a counter revolution started centuries ago. The age group is significant and I will explain why later.

I want to start with a statement, as reported in newspapers, by one of the bigots according to which he was driven to destroy the statues because in his reading of the Quran he came to understand that there can be only one God, Allah, and therefore there cannot be any other including the Buddah. Hence, in his thinking Buddha statues must be destroyed. This is typical of those who read the Quran literally, without any other knowledge outside that text such as history or sociology or other sciences, and without the ability to contextualise the text and textualise the context simultaneously. The entire blame for this shortcoming should be placed at the doors of religious education imparted in the traditional madrasas by narrowly trained teachers. I am afraid that even courses taught in Islamic studies in Sri Lankan universities lack advanced knowledge and critical thought, and are no more than an exercise in systematic transmission of received wisdom. It is time Muslim leadership including Muslim educationists attend to this issue in earnest if the community were to avoid producing more bigots. Moreover, that there is a rising tide of fundamentalism in all major religions in the country is beyond dispute. This is why intra-religious and inter-religious dialogues need be organised by both government as well as civil society groups. This is imperative if Sri Lanka wants to protect its social and religious harmony without destroying its pluralist make up.

The age cohort of the culprits is significant because this is the generation that was born and grew up in the international environment of Wahhabi/Salafi fundamentalism.  This 18th century ultra-conservative version of Islam was given free license by US and its allies to spread its wings and fly out of the Arabian Desert in order to check the then rising tide of Iranian radicalism that was threatening to topple all monarchical regimes in the Middle East. With super power blessing and mounting petro dollars in Arab coffers, Saudi sponsored Wahhabi/Salafism ultra-conservatism entered almost every country where Muslims were present in sizeable numbers. Mosques were built and expanded, madrasas were established, religious texts written and printed in Saudi Arabia were distributed through local agencies and even religious teachers and priests were trained in Saudi educational institutions. This fundamentalist mission produced a generation of Muslim youth who believed in the globalization of Islam in its Wahhabi image. Not surprisingly therefore, it was from this generation extremist groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIL for example found their recruits. There is no denying the fact that fundamentalist tendencies in Sri Lanka is a post-1970 phenomenon.  It is this phenomenon that has damaged the millennium old peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Buddhists in this country.   

After the Mawanella bigotry a number of articles appeared, mostly in Tamil dailies, explaining fairly correctly the true picture in Islamic literature with regard to other religions and statues. This is to be welcome, but the question is how many are reading these writings? Do they reach the Muslim public? ACJU must realise that it has a more powerful avenue to reach Muslim masses if it is willing to counter the spread of literalist Islam. This is the Friday sermon listened by hundreds of thousands every week. This is being wasted at the moment by meaningless repetition of age old stories and irrelevant issues. To utilise this occasion fruitfully the imams who deliver these sermons should be adequately trained and be knowledgeable not only in Islamic scriptures but also and more importantly about developments in the immediate surroundings. In this day and age of instant communication ACJU and imams under its control must be able to coordinate their activities particularly regarding the topics and substance of weekly sermons. In addition, the madrasas that train these imams need urgent reform. Madrasas have an important role to play in the character building of young Muslims. However, the curriculum in these religious schools needs modernization. To ignore this need is to keep religious knowledge irrelevant to tackle emerging problems. In some countries madrasas have become the breeding ground for bigots. To begin with, I will strongly recommend ACJU hierarchy and Muslim educationists to read the book, What is a Madrasa authored by Ebrahim Moosa (Edinburgh University Press, 2015), to understand the issue I am referring to.  Moosa himself began his education in a madrasa before becoming professor in an American university.

Enforcing law and order can be short term remedies to check extremist elements in the community, but long term measures cannot be postponed if Muslims are to recover their lost peace in Sri Lanka.       

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      Dr. Ameer Ali,
      RE Behind The Mawanella Bigotry – II

      Part 1

      Thanks for the write-up on the Bigotry of Muslims and the historical background to it What happened to reformers like Ibn Rushd and other Philosophers

      The Mawanella Bigots follow the Wahhabi-Salafi Satan, and must be punished according to the law, even though Traitor Sirisena seems to escape.

      1 “In particular, the Spanish convivencia was the product of Muslim rule, and din ilahi of Mogul Emperor Akbar was equally symbolic of his religious tolerance. The Mu’tazili philosophers of 9th and 10th centuries and Sufi mystics who followed in their footsteps were exemplars in religious tolerance and understanding of other philosophies. “

      2 “In the history of Islam however, the rise of different degrees of orthodoxy after the 11th century, as I pointed out in part 1, was a counter revolution that crippled the previously reigning cosmopolitan and pluralist tendencies.”

      Al –Ghazali Hegemony of the Ulama prevailed, and they controlled the mind and thinking of Muslims. They lost their ability for independent thinking, and decline

      Later on Satan-Devil following Ulama and “Scholars” such as Ibn Taymiah and Abdul Wahaab, made it worse for the Muslims and non-Muslims alike, per prescient Hadith of Najd of Prophet Mohamed.

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

      How to debate with the so called Wahhabi-Salafiyyah Bigots and their supporters of Mawanella.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UDy_apXW3E

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

      “There will appear earthquakes and afflictions, and from there will come out the side of the head (e.g. horns) of Satan. In a similar narration, Muhammad again asked Allah to bless the areas Medina, Mecca, Sham, and Yemen and, when asked specifically to bless Najd, repeated similar comments about there being earthquakes, trials, tribulations, and the horns of Satan.

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        Dr. Ameer Ali,
        RE Behind The Mawanella Bigotry – II

        Part 2

        1 “Against such reality, the destruction of Buddhist and Hindu statues in Mawanella and Kurunegala-Pothuhera by a group of 20-30 years old Muslim ignoramuses is the latest and ugliest page of a counter revolution started centuries ago. The age group is significant and I will explain why later’.

        2 “I want to start with a statement, as reported in newspapers, by one of the bigots according to which he was driven to destroy the statues because in his reading of the Quran he came to understand that there can be only one God, Allah, and therefore there cannot be any other including the Buddah. Hence, in his thinking Buddha statues must be destroyed. This is typical of those who read the Quran literally, without any other knowledge outside that text such as history or sociology or other sciences, and without the ability to contextualise the text and textualise the context simultaneously. “

        In addition to the literal reading of the Quran, this is also an extension of the “tradition’ of Prophet Mohamed, who destroyed the Idols inside the Kabba, to beyond the Kabba
        According to Islam, Mohammed destroyed the idols of the Arab polytheists when he conquered Mecca. He also destroyed several other idols and temples in Arabia. Following suit, his followers destroyed religiously and historically important temples and sites throughout vast regions. Muslims learn about Mohammed’s destruction of idols very early in their childhood, but in these times where we talk about respecting other people’s beliefs, shouldn’t we think further about this and question the morality behind this story?

        Yes, we should.

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      Dr. Ameer Ali,

      “I want to start with a statement, as reported in newspapers, by one of the bigots according to which he was driven to destroy the statues because in his reading of the Quran he came to understand that there can be only one God”

      Forceful confession under redress is nothing new in SL. You have to be in SL to find the realities behind the incident. Sinhalese should not be worried about Mawanella, they should be worried about East.

      Let alone Islam, in the east people don’t know if they belong to India, Sri Lanka or Saudi Arabia. This is because of lack of Sinhala Education and I guess the govt should force the language there.

      Same way, one of the main reasons why Tamils took up the arms is egoism, had Tamil were forced to learn in Sinhala and ban Tamil, these 2 communities would be in peace today

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        “……in the East people don’t know if they belong to India, Sri Lanka, or Saudi Arabia….”
        “Same way,one of the main reasons why Tamils took up arms is egoism……”
        That is how and why Sinhala Buddhism has now become a clone of Saudi Wahabi/Salafism.

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          Egoism to land in a foreign soil as refugee – But that makes them good money

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        The writer is expecting some fame and attention. Everyone, please give good comments. Not everyone at this age would have hopes back home as him, we must appreciate it

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          M.
          This is a very erudite piece of writing; very educational and needs to be congratulated. The madrasas in SL do a very poor job; this needs urgent attention as pointed out by the author.

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            Bloody.”bullshit” as I have
            written elsewhere

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        Amila W

        “Same way, one of the main reasons why Tamils took up the arms is egoism, “

        You may be right, however I am wondering why did Sinhalese take up arme in 1971 and again between 1987 and 1991. Is it because Sinhalese are compassionate, love their enemies, to capture the state and then return it to the people in the fullness of time, perhaps damn fools, ……………….. or they love bloodletting as in the old days?

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        We do not want Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists largely descended from low caste Indian Tamil immigrants posting racist anti Tamil garbage here. Ban Tamil mad racist woman why should Tamil be banned it is native to the island , for more native than your mongrel Sinhalese language that has many words borrowed from Pali and Sanskrit native to the northern Indian plains. The north and east have always been Tamil lands and never Sinhalese understood mad woman , the only thing egoist and mad is you. It is Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists like you and brainwashed fundamentalist local Islamic Wahhabis , both largely descended from immigrant Indian Tamil low castes , who are ruining the country and island with their lies myths and religious bigotry , not the Tamils. I do not know why CY allows such racist garbage to be posted by trash like you.

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          Siva Sankaran Sharma,
          This country was invaded by Demala people from 3rd century BC. Some invaders manage to establish their rule in the Northern part of the country. During their rule, they brought people from Hindusthan and colonized Northern part of Sinhale. The invaders could not rule for a long time. Sinhala Kings chased away those rulers but people who were brought by these rulers were allowed to stay. The number that belong to that category is small.
          The second group are the Demala slaves brought to this country illegally by Parangi, Olanda and Ingirisi colonial barbarians to work in their plantations. This is the largest group.
          The third group are the Demala people brought by colonial parasites to serve in their armies to fight against Sinhalayo.
          The fourth group are those who entered illegally on their own due to close proximity to Hindusthan. These guys wanted to escape from the miserable life in their Homeland. To them Sinhale was a Paradise.

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      Religious intolerance is not unique to any religion.
      When religion gets involved in the affairs of the states, politicisation is an inevitable outcome.
      Religion, like history, is interpreted to suit the interests of those seeking power and position.

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        Dr. Ameer Ali,

        RE: Behind The Mawanella Bigotry – II

        “The age cohort of the culprits is significant because this is the generation that was born and grew up in the international environment of Wahhabi/Salafi fundamentalism.”

        “Religion is the Opium of the masses” Karl Marx.

        Was Karl Marx a Prophet or a Philosopher? The Marxists did not go about destroying statutes They knew they were stone images They just sat there They were far more intelligent than the Satan following Wahhabi-Salafies, who go around a cubical structure containing a stone, seven times.

        Just check out the GMAT scores of the Devil, Satan following Wahhabi-Salafi graduates from the Wahhabi Saudi Arabia They are at the bottom of the World, at with a score of around 330, and compare to the rest of the world Shia Iran has a score of around 520 and Sufi Turkey around 540 and Sri Lanka 480

        Quick Post: L&V’s National IQs predict GMAT scores across 173 nations

        https://humanvarieties.org/2014/02/02/quick-post-lvs-national-iqs-predicts-gmat-scores-across-173-nations/

        The GMAT is a graduate entrance test used by more than 5,900 business programs offered by more than 2,100 universities worldwide. While the test is given in English, it is designed to be as minimally English dependent as necessary to predict successful completion of Business programs taught in English. Further, the test is carefully scrutinized for item bias.

        https://humanvarietiesdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/gmatregressionplot.png

        Regression Plot: The regression plot for GMAT scores and L&V’s (2012) Estimated National IQs is shown below.

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    The problem is these people still believe what was right in 4th century is also right for 21st century.
    – In Pakistan and Bangladesh, vaccination has become a religious issue.
    -In Malaysia marrying, even a 10-year-old girl is right according to an Indian preacher hiding there.
    -A few months ago one Mullah married an 11-year girl as 4th wife in the west this is rape.
    -Look at the Facebook pages of Muslims girls they show everything.
    -In Malaysia drugs, rapes, pregnancy without marriage all at its peak among Muslims while they talk about Islam everywhere.
    -In Malaysia, today schools got 2 canteens one for Muslims and other for Non. Not only these Muslim students have instructed NOT to greet and handshake non-muslims how is this.?
    This sect suitable for a 4th-century living is promoted by Saudis…while teenagers in Saudi Arabia are running away rejecting Islam ..latest incident happened in Thailand this weekend.

    Indonesians are most tolerate people this is because Indonesia was a Hindu country 500 years ago and people still practice Hindu traditions in their daily life.

    Indonesia is the only country in the world where Father is a Muslim..Mother is a Hindu…Son-in.law Christian ..daughter-in-law a Buddhist all live happily under one roof.
    Cheers

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      “The problem is these people still believe what was right in 4th century is also right for 21st century”

      Come on guy, we still see people do Fire-Walking, piercing the body, roiling over left-over food and the most funniest one is this, God Siva’s fallen penis. That fallen piece fell in too many place in India and Sri Lanka for women to worship up to the date for non-fertile cases.

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        M. Sajjad,
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        If they get a baby by doing this (god knows how), they name the baby “Sivalingam”. Lingam means penis. Very funny idol carnival goers..

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    The writer correctly stated that intra-religious and inter-religious dialogues need be organised by both government as well as civil society groups. But this is possible with Federalism which will lay a foundation for the unity of Sri Lanka. However it should be mentioned that originally Indonesia was a Hindu country and was a part of Kumari Kandam (lost continent of Lemuria). Even the name ‘Sumatra’ derived from the two names ‘Swarnadipa’ (Island of gold) and ‘Swarnabhumi’ (land of gold) all of which have derived from Sanskrit roots. In spite of the threats by the Islamic terrorists they are unable to uproot Hinduism in Indonesia where the depiction of Lord Ganesha in their currency is found and cannot be changed. Moreover, the Indonesian National Carrier is named Garuda which is the holy bird of Lord Vishnu and the national emblem of Indonesia is Garuda whose claws grips a white ribbon with the national motto BHINNEKA TUNGAAL IKA meaning Unity in Diversity. This does not mean that other religions in Indonesia should be deprived. Indonesia always wants to be a country of religious harmony. But what is happening in Eastern Province where a recent reported news item mentions of forcible conversion to Islam in addition to acquisition of land belonging to Hindu temple and constructing a fish market on it. Moreover, there news items some Muslims have joined the ISIS and died in war. Will Muslim politicians Hisbullah and Rishard Badurdeen give up their extremist ideas and learn lessons from Indonesia.

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      .Ayathuray Rajasingam.

      “Will Muslim politicians Hisbullah and Rishard Badurdeen give up their extremist ideas and learn lessons from Indonesia.”
      .
      If you have had the guts to say the same to your God’s son about 40 years back, we would have saved a lot of lives and properties.

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        Mohamed,
        I did alone. The LTTE couldn’t do anything to me. Every attempt by the LTTE had been a futile exercise. If not for the late R.Premadasa, the LTTE could have been wiped out.

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    Protecting the Buddhist World View is the HISTORIC duty of the Sinhale, Sinhalese . NO OTHER PEOPLE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT.

    If the Sinhale Buddhist GIVE THIS UP….THEN THIS world view will not be nourished…IT WILL PERISH.

    Let us not rely on ANY politician to achieve this increasingly difficult TASK.

    ALL politicians are OPPORTUNISTS. They have NO policy to safe guard the Sinhale, the Sinhalese and the Buddhist world view. They have numerous ways to improve the economy….(The means and methods to gratify the five senses and the mind…to see permanence in what is impermanent ; to see solace in discontent ; to see substance where there is anatta)………

    IT is to Safe guard the Sinhale and Buddha Dhamma that people like Keppetipola had to die…. It is 200 years we still have to be vigilant…(eternally…mindful)

    Let us take the TASK upon ourselves to liberate SINHALE and the Sinhalese Buddhists from SRI LANKA. (If you understand what I mean)

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      sinhala_voice

      “Protecting the Buddhist World View is the HISTORIC duty of the Sinhale, Sinhalese “

      Oh please!!
      Please protect your women folks who are being treated much worse than slaves.
      Go find a proper job, earn living, and bring back your mother, wife, daughters, sisters, …. from Medieval Middle East Kingdoms.

      That alone will be considered a service to Buddhism.

      “If the Sinhale Buddhist GIVE THIS UP….THEN THIS world view will not be nourished…IT WILL PERISH.”

      Every Buddhist take it upon themselves to protect Buddhism, they must contribute to the liberation of Buddhism from Sinhala/Buddhists. Sinhala/Buddhism is being converted into fascism.

      “Let us take the TASK upon ourselves to liberate SINHALE and the Sinhalese Buddhists from SRI LANKA. (If you understand what I mean)”

      Buddhism should be liberated from Sinhala/Buddhists and Buddhists or Sinhalese should be protected from Sinhala/Buddhism.

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    Introduce a comparative religious studies at all levels now before this island become more racially violent

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      Lankan No 03, Agreed with Additions.
      Let me quote from the Bengali Poet, Tagore:-

      “Where the world has not been broken up into Fragments, by Narrow Domestic Walls; Where Words come out from the Depth of Truth;”

      It is the “Narrow Domestic Walls” of Ethnicity, Religion, Caste, Language, and Social Standing, that is the Cause of Sri Lanka’s Present Predicament!
      We should follow the Example of Norway, who welcome Refugees of all Categories; and not discriminate against Anyone, on the Basis of the Above ‘Labels’!
      It is up to us Sri Lankans to Educate ourselves on the Cultures of the other Humans who make up the Population of out Little Island, and not leave it to Politicians who seem to be Thriving on this Fragmentation of Our People!

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    there has to be a discourse on the rise of radical islam in sri lanka, with the connivance of the government, as seen by the appointment of Hizbullah as governor to eastern province, to divide and rule the people. if the average person does not call it out for fear of being labelled Islamophobic, intolerant, then the space ought to be filled by religious extremists BBC/JHU/Sivasena.

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    Amir Ali you are originally from the east of Sri Lanka , why don’t you write an article about rising Wahhabi Islamic fundamentalism amongst the Muslims of the east,who , despite now claiming and trying their best to be Arab , are in reality descended from immigrant Dravidian Tamil Hindu male converts from South India and local Mukkuva Tamil Hindu women who were given as brides by the eastern Tamil Vannimai chiefs, to settle down and start a family , when these young Muslim men arrived as refugees to the east a few centuries ago. These Tamil Muslims of the east/ north as well the south , a generation ago , were very Tamil , following the very tolerant Sufi form of Islam , that they brought from their South Indian Tamil homeland. A generation ago even as recent as the 1970s , many local Muslims in the east ,were taking part in Hindu temple festivals and rites , where many of them even had certain roles to play. You should know this. Now they have become very radicalized , Arabised and are fast discarding their tolerant Tamil form of Sufi Islam and have become Gulf Arab Wahhabi/Salafists. They now hate and deny their own Tamil Hindu origin and claim an imagined Arab origin, discarding everything Tamil about them and try look like some pathetic Gulf Arab clones. Very soon they will discard speaking Tamil and will speak some other language like Arabic/ Urdu or even Sinhalese as they feel it is advantageous to them. It has already started in the Islamic republic of kattankudi that is increasingly looking like some Gulf Arab city and not a town in eastern Tamil Sri Lanka. What with sign boards in Arabic and date palms planted everywhere. They have increasingly taken to vandalising and destroying Hindu temples and Hindu god statues and converting these sites to either mosques, shopping centres or beef stalls.

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      RSSS,

      The moment you guys were settled here for working in tobacco plantation by the colonial master, didn’t you forget that you were a TN origin, and started to fight Sinhalese to get a part of this country with BS history of more than 2000 years in this land?

      You too are not good for us man. Muslims are better than you snakes. Muslims people at least develop the country, you create problem here to run on Refugee boats to earn more money washing the White backs.

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        M. Samarasinghe

        Where you been all these years.
        We miss H L D Mahindapala, Kamalika Pieris, ……….
        Now I am contented you have replaced them on your own way.

        Let the fun begin.
        Keep typing.
        We are looking forward to your typing.

        Are you happy your folks are washing Arabs’ bums especially the women?

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        Short and sweet go and post your fair tales and lies on the ” Lanka Lies ” forum it will be highly appreciated by those morons who patronise it. DNA proves that Sinhalese share a 70% DNA with Indian Tamils and indigenous Sri Lankan Tamils from the north and east only share 17% DNA with Indian Tamils , proving who is descended from Indian Tamil immigrants ancient to modern. It is well known fact that 50% of the present day Sinhalese are purely descended from low caste and untouchable Indian Tamil immigrants who were imported into the island by the Portuguese and Dutch , as slave labour and settled along the western and southern coasts. The rest of the Sinhalese again largely descended from Tamil South Indian immigrants and invaders. Most of the present day Sinhalese are in reality assimilated Tamils . This is why they share a 70% DNA with Indian Tamils. Only a few thousand Indian Tamil immigrant slave labour were settled in the north to work as indentured labour in the tobacco plantations and they were eventually assimilated into the low Nalavar caste. Even your Mahavama fairy tale constantly refers to the lands to the north and east of the island as Tamil lands ,that was inhabited and rule exclusively by Tamils. Even most of your so called Sinhalese and aristocrats were Tamils. Ever heard about the Tamil Jaffna kingdoms and the eastern Vannimai Chiefdoms? You love the Muslims as both of you are partners in the Eelam Tamil genocide and both the Sinhalese and Sri Lankan Muslims are descended from largely low caste Indian Tamil migrants, now one claiming to be Arab and the other Aryan to hide their actual origin. Partners in crime , genocide and war crimes.

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          RSSS,
          So your so said fake high caste gives you some privilege to ride an illegal fishing boat to land at the feet of the Whites to do the boot-licking?

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          RSS Although I decided not to take part in this Colombo telegraph discussion You Ahikuntikaya’s fabricated lies forced me to change my mind . This Ahikuntikaya quoting DNA test between tribal population like Irrular & kallar live in Tamilnadu and sinhalese. Those tribes are not tamils. Their ancestors were there even before arrival of Darvadians to Godavary river basin around 6000 years ago.They were ELU speakers. forcibly converted to tamil by Darvadians. RSS speak truth. do not fabricate lies. Yes lanken muslims are descendants of low cast darvadians no issue with it. who landed here due to vulcanic eruption together with tsunamy situation in and around Sumathra Island. They were going there due to dismantling of Delhi sulthan rule in south part of India by sons Pandian Ex- rulers again..Those refugee’s fathers were Afganistan soldiers. Their conductors were Gujaraties & south pakistani mariners. RSS speak truth. Do not febricate Lies.Yes I know Ahikuntikayas are great liars. You can not breack that mentality by one night..

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            Good that you decided not to post as you are another Sinhalese extremist , constantly posting garbage and lies. I have read your blog and its utter garbage.

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      “Dravidian Tamil Hindu male converts from South India and local Mukkuva Tamil Hindu women who were given as brides by the eastern Tamil Vannimai chiefs,”. So according to you SSS Vannimai chief was a pimp. There must have been lot of Tamil Chief pimps, no wonder there is a big Muslim community here and in Tamil Nadu.

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    The Buddhist world view needs to be preserved since the truth is not discernible and nobody can prove the truth to the satisfaction of everyone else. So different theories and viewpoints emerge. Each such viewpoint needs to be discussed and each individual left to decide for himself which viewpoint is acceptable to him.
    RMB Senanayake

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    I think those who champion a particular religion must stop asserting that they are the only truth and reject other views. They can say that it is their God given view but must accept that neither God nor any one else can be proved conclusively and that it is only by faith that one accepts religious truths and not by science or logic. Jesus himself said so and pointed out that only by Gods grace one becomes a Christian. So why engage in arguments which cant be conclusive. If you are a Christian accept it as by God’s grace and don’t seek to convert others. Jesus only wanted the gospel to be preached throughout the world but left conversion to God.Baptism alone doesn’t make one a Christian but only by his practicing love of God and love of neighbor. One can love God only by loving one neighbor
    RMB Senanayake

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    A good first step could be to stop Islamic education in government schools.

    This education is so inadequate and poor in quality that it causes Muslim children to become indifferent to the religion, take for granted much of the teachings and tend to immorality and violence.

    If government education is ended then religious education will be pushed towards the parents, who are naturally inclined to educate in a manner to build the character of their child.

    Whilst the quality of this education may be wanting, it is highly unlikely that a parent will impart violent thoughts to their own children.

    Madrasas are the refuge of those parents who are insecure in religion and thus send their children to whom they regard as better learned. Insecure knowledge amongst parents could be the outcome of many years of government school Islamic education.

    With no government school Islam parents will naturally make greater effort to learn. Community knowledge will improve, and over time, Madrasas will lose impact and relevance as parents will be able to rely on close community for educating their children.

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    The civilizational responsibility of unbeliers, non believers and non Muslims on whom the Muslims depend like parasites for their existence is to phase out Islam with least physical damage to the brainwashed. This latter requirement will prolong the processes into a couple of centuries.

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    What is Ali’s explanation for the almost exclusive involvements of Muslims to drug importation to Sri Lanka from Pakistan and Bangladesh? They carry out this business with Sinhala underworld thugs hired for small scale local distribution. And Muslim petti-kadas and hotels refuse to sell cigarettes. It is because ‘less cigarettes’ mean more heroin and other hard drugs’? Answers for these questions are needed before Muslims can ask for ther ‘lost peace’ As Ameer Ali is demanding.

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    Buddhism alone should be taught and should be compulsory in all Government schools. Children of other religions should be excused from classes if this is the wish of their parents. Other religions should be taught at church/mosque/kovil or in private religious schools. This is how Christianity is treated in Britain.

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      Yes Taraki, this is the main problem the country is facing with. Once the govt follows your advice, boom… SL will start to progress from every angle and all poor people will get rich, all lazy azzes wil start to be productive, all “gamayas” will becomoe “agamayas” and our cost of living will go down like never before…etc..etc…

      People like you are the assets of this land to come up with right solutions at the right times, and in critical times..

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      Taraki

      Brilliant, proposal for another act of fascist indoctrination by a Sinhala/Buddhist.
      How many of you really understand, know, practice Buddhism as the awakened one taught?

      PLease keep your theocratic fascist ideology to yourself, or shove it where you see saffron hole. Gnasara may like it.

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        Native VD,

        I had no idea the UK was a fascist state, thank you for educating us.

        How many of you really understand, know, practice Hinduism?

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      Hey Taraki,

      They don’t teach any religion in schools in the US. Secularism leaves religion to be a personal matter. Though holidays like Christmas are celebrated, if there are enough Hindus, they even celebrate Deepavali/Diwali ( even Trump gathered all Hindus among his staff at the White House for Diwali.), and if there are enough Buddhists they can celebrate whatever they want to do.

      It is the same in Canada.

      I would think it would be similar in the UK.

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        Agnos

        Please just ignore whatever Taraki types.

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    Looks like Tamils badly need another Sinhala – Muslim riot like the one in 83, out of fear and jealousy that Muslims are coming up in the land and there is no place for them. This is SL-Islamophobia he..he

    Also this comes as part of anger that Muslims helped and was with Sinhalese to eradicate the terrorists that were created by them for their own profits.

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      So you admit that the selfish, low life opportunistic fake Arab low caste converted Dravidian Tamil immigrants from South India now calling themselves ” Sri Lankan Moors” were partners in crime with the Sinhalese racists, in the Eelam Tamil genocide and war crimes? Birds of a feather flock together. Both communities largely descended form immigrant Indian Tamil low castes and untouchables. One now pretending to be Arab and the other Aryan. No wonder . ” Birds of a feather flock together and share the same low life traits. In the genes to be mean racist selfish , sly , steal , loot , rape.

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        Siva Sankaran Sharma,
        We don’t need to call us Moors, we have been Moors. Don’t forget that you too are from TN, despite investing in altering your history to claim Eelam. We, the Muslims don’t care a human-being’s caste, in fact there is no such thing in Islam – So it doesn’t bother us as much as does to you. You may keep on shouting on that.

        Your main project is to change history and create a fake one by saying you had been in the land for over 2500 years so the rest of the world will trust and support you in your fight for Peelam.

        Then a sub project to make/fake few among you to be high-caste, so that you can rule rest of your own people.

        -Sadly divine decision is something else, that is, you be refugees and slaves for Whites!!!

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          I know the truth hurts. You can screech, insult and call me by all sorts of names but the truth is you Sri Lankan Muslims are descended from low caste Indian Tamil Hindus who converted to Islam , to escape poverty and the Hindu caste system . Some of you may have a distant male Arab or other western Asian ancestor but this does not make you Arab /Moor or anything else but still Tamils by ethnicity and Muslims by religion. The Arabs themselves have stated that Sri Lankan Muslims are not of Arab descent but descended from South Asian converts to Islam, meaning Tamil low caste Hindus who converted to Islam. DNA has also proved that , there is very little Arab or other western Asian blood amongst the Sri Lankan Muslims and genetically they are the same as the Sinhalese , the Sri Lankan Tamils and the South Indian people , including the Dravidian( Tamil) South Indian Muslims , from who they originated. Calling your self by all sorts of names ” Moors ” or anything else does not negate this truth and fact. The term Moor was an incorrect term used by the Portuguese to describe all South Asian Muslims , as the only Muslims they knew before their travels , were the Moors who ruled the Iberian peninsular for a thousand years. The Portuguese hated them and they used the word ” Moor ” derogatively and it was used in the context of religion and not to denote race or ethnicity. All other South Asian Muslims communities immediately discarded this derogative term , as they were not Moors but South Asians. Only the South Indian origin Sri Lankan Muslims largely descended from low caste Hindu converts , pathetically clung to this name to hide their real origin. If Islam does not discriminate against origin , caste , class , race or ethnicity why are you clinging to this incorrect name instead of admitting to your real Tamil Hindu origin?

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            RSSS,
            Crazy man to repeat the same hundredth time. Whatever it is, it never worked in history too, see how we handled your Chelvanayagam ayya in the history. Why are you lot so against and go banana when we say the truth that you belong to Tamil Nadu, and you were brought in for tobacco farming.

            Rest of your claims are pure fake, and you people have been caught doing alternation to SL history. You are just another dirty TN buggers though those TN buggers have a motherland, you are still to find where you belong to, unfortunately. EU gives you menial to average job positions, but after all, the White there will look at you and your generations as refugee only supported by your dark-skin. Back in your motherland, TN, they too won’t give a sh$t to you as they know you’re lot are uncreative, useless for them and ungrateful opportunists who can discard them anytime for little extra cash from the Whites.

            If you think yourself a Brahmin, please note that the modern world’s perception about your imaginary caste is that less educated, talentless people that merely earns a 2 USD a day income for living by working at Kovils around modern India. So you are better off there in AU, don’t even try coming back unless have ideas to convert so we can help you settle better here and help you get your citizenship.

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              Only thing crazy is you . Pretend Arab low caste convert from Tamil Nadu. Read this article this from a Muslim . People are not idiots to believe your fake Arab myth. The British and the Sinhalese just used your myths to divide and rule the island’s Tamils
              https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/sri-lankan-muslims-are-low-caste-tamil-hindu-converts-not-arab-descendants/

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                Siva Sankaran Sharma,

                Bro, nobody can use us. We have the brain to see who is better between Tamils and Sinhalese despite most of our community’s mother tongue is Tamils.

                Even if you bring down the entire TN people here to let them mingle with you and Sinhalese for sometime, I bet they will choose the Sinhalese though there are racists, short-tempered ones and the bad ones, equally there are good people. But among Tamils, in comparison with good people and the “snakes”, the latter takes the majority.

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                  Yes you will choose the Sinhalese as we all know both the Sinhalese and the Sri Lankan Muslims are largely descended from immigrant low caste Indian Tamil converts. Now one pretending to be Aryan and the other Arab to hide their actual lowly origin. Birds of a feather clock together. You are both mean selfish cunning opportunistic and intolerant. This is why the country is going to ruins. One is trying to impost Sinhalese Buddhist Fascism and the other Arab Wahhabi Islamic Fascism. At least the former ( Sinhalese ) have a history in the island but the latter ( Muslims) have no history and are recent migrants from South India and are trying to impose their Islamic Caliphate on stolen Tamil lands. No surprise. You may choose the Sinhalese but the Sinhalese do not like you Muslims and consider you sly , mean opportunistic and untrustworthy. Most of these people with so called Sinhalese identities posting here Muslims are wonderful are not Sinhalese at all but Muslims posting under Sinhalese identities , you think we are not stupid to see through this ploy. If you love the Sinhalese that much , why don’t you al l pack up and leave the Tamil north and east , where you arrived begging for refuge a few centuries ago and move to the Sinhalese south and claim for Islamic republics there , instead of trying to steal our lands with Sinhalese help. Lets see the reaction. You selfish opportunists love the Sinhalese as they are helping to steal land from the Tamils to set up your Wahhabi Arab Islamic Caliphate.

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          Hello Ghk,

          So you only discriminate the Muslim women and use them as sex toys and baby producing machines who must be kept at home, illiterate and not to take part in any human activities. Why do Muslims (not only them but there are other primitive African tribes too) disfigure female genitalia (FGM) and make them suffer from chronic pelvic disease and even sexless? Males think they may masturbate and hence cut off the clitoris. Oh how how cruel it is?

          So please dont talk of being castless brother, you seem to do worse things than this evil of cast system. Quran quoted many things that were logical and rational during those early years but certainly does not fit in todays context. But no rational Muslim is allowed to talk about those progressive steps and if they do their days are numbered.

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            He states Islam does not discriminate but that is a lie. Muslims discriminate each other on the basis of race, ethnicity, language, skin colour, type of Islam practised, caste/tribal basis. Not only Islam but all religions state all mankind are equal but in reality who practice this. In western Asia or the Middle East. Arabs, Turks and Iranians hate each other and many other minor ethnic groups living there and they all hate the Kurds , despite all being predominantly Muslim. Arabs from different nations do not like each other. Sunni hates Shia. In the Indian subcontinent various Muslim ethnic groups largely do not marry into each other and generally do not like each other. It is due to this discrimination by the largely light skinned Punjabi/Pathans from the former west Pakistan against the dark skinned Bengali that Bangla Desh was formed. Now in the former West Pakistan now called Pakistan Sindhi and Baluch and even the Kashmiri want freedom from Punjabi domination. They all hate the Urdu speaking Indian Muslim immigrants called the Muhajir largely from Hindi speaking North India. In Afghanistan the predominantly Indo European Pashtun Sunnis kill and discriminate the Shia Mongolian origin Hazaras , that many of them flee to the west. In Malaysia Malay Muslims discriminate the Indian ( largely Tamil) Muslims and treat them as second class. As for castes in the subcontinent you get Muslim castes , similar to the Hindus and some are considered high and the others low . The Tamil Muslim castes in Tamil Nadu are the Marrikar , Lebbai, Rawther, Kayalar, Thambi, Kutti, etc, and they generally tend to stick to their caste. The Arabs and Pathans and other Muslims are divided into tribes and there is a pecking order amongst these tribes , some are considered higher than the others. Arabs descended or partially descended from former African slaves are considered low.

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            Nathan,

            Bro, you can’t blame Islam for a traditional practice of some tribes, and that has no connection to Isman at all, you better learn the topic before big mouth here.

            It is your religion or belief that says women are of no-worth, and not Islam, let me tell why: Does your belief system support a widow’s remarriage? But it says a widow is a curse and she is prohibited attending some public occasions like marriages including her own children, and she is also prohibited wearing jewelry and other colorful dresses.

            As per your belief system, a woman loses her human values once her husband dies – So dumb, it says her values are also being cremated with her husband’s dead body. The entire community considers her a bad-luck – Isn’t called, SATI in your belief system?

            What about property inheritance rights.? Does a woman have the same share and the right that of men? BS!

            And it is your belief system that says to look upon her husband as God. And it is your belief system that encourages child-marriages calling it “Chella Kalyanam”…

            Compare everything said above, Islam looks and treats these situations on an opposite direction against your belief system. Islam, in its pure form is very logical, fair and treats everyone equal. Dress code is preached so a woman do not attract another man on sexual basis, which is very understandable.

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              Ha…ha.ghk bro,

              So you have this dress code for women to prevent men looking at them sexually. Don’t they have anything better to do other than looking at women sexually? This is why I said that in Islam women are sex objects only and they even cut, chop and suture women,s genitalia from masturbation and from other men. Why not cover the eyes of men instead of poor women in black sweaty , heat retaining dresses and also to find a way of locking their male private parts from being abused. Do you know in Islam there is no such thing as Marietal Rape and the woman at all time should give into man’s sexual urgeeven . Also until recently Pakistan law requested that to prove a case of rape in court she has to provide three adult MALE eyewitnesses to corroborate the crime. Women witnesses not accepted. Prophet said to marry a woman who has lost her husband as a support but what Muslims do, they just marry as they please and even minors that is statuary rape. Why circumcise? In those days in the desert no water and thus to keep the penis clean and free of smegma that is believed to be cancerous. But why now? To desensitise the glans so that delay orgasm and also to handle many women. The list is endless my friend.

              But as I said all religions have these stupid beliefs but not as extreme as Islam.

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                Nathan,

                Don’t mix Female Genital Mutilation with Islam. It is a tribal practice and it is happening among some Hindu tribes in India too. Mostly this happens in Africa among non-Muslims in the regions also, while it never happens in countries like Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Qatar, Kuwait, Indonesia etc. Then how can you blame Islam for it?

                “To desensitise the glans so that delay orgasm and also to handle many women” – If that is your jealousy, why not do it and enjoy the life leaving us by ourselves?

                Marital rape? The US and the Western countries who introduced this law themselves outlawed this. In UK, when such a case reached the House of Lords, this is what they had to say “Nowadays it cannot seriously be maintained that by marriage a wife submits herself irrevocably to sexual intercourse in all circumstances.”.

                Is that going to work in a culture likes ours? Specially a Hindu women whose belief system says to treat her husband like God, do you think that she will ever go to courts for this? ;-)

                When you want to talk about Islam, don’t bring in Muslims, don’t bring in Muslim countries, regions or tribes. Look at Islam as its pure form. Today Islam is lead by and growing not because of born Muslims, but converted Muslims because they learn from its pure form.

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                  Thanks ghk.

                  I dont find fault with circumcision as it is a healthy practice in every way including also for long stand. I only quoted it and argues that need not be compulsory but an acceptable practice.

                  I dont defend Hinduism my friend and being a Hindu myself there are plenty of stupid things in Hinduism. Just look at Rat temples, snake temples and various sadistic rituals and only God knows who found these nonsense. They can do well resorting to prayers and meditation and charity instead of wasting tons of money on these blind rituals. They pour gallons of milk on deities while many go malnourished.

                  But my point is not that. it is about simple logic and never force anyone with your belief or faith or threaten the nonbelievers of Islam as sinners and criminals.

                  I can assure you despite the obsessive faith of Muslims on Islam, not even 10 % of its followers follow what Quran says. Consider drug related offences, drug import, smuggling, corruption, sexual offences, especially incest, are so rampant among Muslims all round the world. In Paris prostitution rings are in the hands of African Muslims. I certainly dont say that others are good but they dont take cover under religion.ism” is taking somewhat similar path but these misguided guys are mainly using it for politics and all other sins to cover their crimes. ha..ha..having Buddhas tattoo or the design on your cloth is a huge sin to Buddha!!!!! Look at alcohol and drug related crimes and violence, rape, murders, theft, bribe, greed are so rampant in the chosen land of Buddha.

                  So what i say is that let all religions be in moderation and let some make a living but dont get obsessed with it or force down others throat. Today religion is not a way of life but a way of making money and power and dominance.

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      ghk

      “Looks like Tamils badly need another Sinhala – Muslim riot like the one in 83,”

      Actually soma wants one urgently so that Mahindawamsa could capture power again while wannihami will have the opportunity help the victims.

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    Dr. Ameer Ali,
    .
    For more than 4 years, we have been seeing bigotry attacks from Sinhalese to Muslims repeatedly like destroying mosques, burning Quran – and this might have happened for more than 100 times.
    Everytime we thought it was a politically motivated or bigots doing it and forgot it.
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    100 incidents against 1, and everyone trying to make big fuzz about it for what? Why can’t we think the same way we thought when Muslim mosques were attacked for forget and get back to business?

    Problem in SL is that some segments including journalists, some politicians and writers take advantage on situations like this. What is need of the hour is not unwanted bla..bla… but govt involvement to nip this in the bud. Muslim community and leaders should make sure it does not happen again

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    Disease flourishes in filth, religion flourishes in ignorance. Most religions are immersed in ignorance and thus the followers are doing out of blind faith or like Muslims out of fear and total ignorance. Religions have killed more people than other causes. How on earth one can say that if you kill one and you will end up in heaven while 60 virgins awaiting the killer. Do you need any more explanation as to how stupid this belief is and how one could say this as a religion. Same with other religions too but certainly not to the extent of Islam. Sane Muslims are not allowed to say or think or practice good Islam. See the tragic end of Buddhism in SL aka Sinhala Buddhism a totally misunderstood religion in the hands of crooks and morons.

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      Nathan,
      True, ignorance is the most dangerous thing that causes lots of issue. Aren’t you a hypocrite to talk of something that you have not fully understood?

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        Brother Sajid,

        What is there to understand. Religion is the opium of the masses and all the good things said in religions are over powered by the intoxicating effect of extreme religion. I need not tell you why blood always flow in Islamic countries and where brothers kill brothers for very flimsy reasons. Certainly I don’t defend other religions. For example Hinduism practices so many foolish and stupid rituals and practices in the name of God dictated by Bramins but yet they dont have such a degree of extremism or rarely kill in the name of religion. They dont destroy other religions. sadly Buddhism being a great philosophical religion yet at present by racist sinhalese and Burmese for example have made it an extremist religion. These are the guys who destroy Buddhism. Please let logic and commonsense to prevail in religion in order to harvest the values of religion. Killing each other is not religion.

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    Ameer Ali

    “The age cohort of the culprits is significant because this is the generation that was born and grew up in the international environment of Wahhabi/Salafi fundamentalism.”

    The investigations by the Police are still going on. But you, living Far away in Australia, have made yourself the Prosecutor, Jury and Judge, All in one, and have given your judgement. What’s the Hurry? Relax man, Relax. Let the Law and the Judicial Process take it’s course. Soon we will know how wide off the mark your wild imaginations are.

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