9 April, 2020

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Burqa Signifies Freedom To Wear & Not Islam

By Mass L. Usuf

Mass Usuf

“Any law which violates the inalienable rights of man is essentially unjust and tyrannical; it is not a law at all”. ~ (Maximilien Robespierre).

EXIT ISLAM, ENTER FREEDOM. This should be the debate among those with grey matter. Demarcate the areas distinctly and develop the discussion intellectually. Forget Islam but, remember human rights. This will not be possible if the mind is preoccupied with a hidden motive and is irrationally shackled. Then, unknowingly, comprehension takes leave and confusion is substituted.  The normal is thrown out and the ‘new normal’ sets in. Islamophobic? Anti-Muslim? There are many who would happily say, “hip, hip, hooray”. Again, not out of reason but out of blind prejudice or sometimes misunderstanding. 

Burqa, Niqab and Hejab

“The term burqa is sometimes conflated with niqab. In more precise usage, niqab is a face veil that leaves the eyes uncovered, while a burqa covers the entire body from the top of the head to the ground, with only a mesh screen allowing the wearer to see in front of her. The burqa is also not to be confused with the hijab, a garment which covers the hair, neck and all or part of the chest, but not the face.” (Wikipedia).

How many women wear the burqa in Sri Lanka? May be less than 100, with a bit of generosity may be less than 200. Therefore, is it the niqab that is being targeted or the burqa?  An assumption would indicate that it is the niqab that is the subject of a proposed ban however, for sake of consistency, this column will continue to use the term, ‘burqa’ alternatively with niqab.

Firstly, clear the mind of the misperception that all the women wearing the Burqa (niqab) are doing so because they are forced to do it. Secondly, throw Islam out of the equation and independently think on the following lines. Would a ban on Burqa (niqab) be encroaching on individual freedom? Would a ban on Burqa be oppressing women’s rights? Will not a ban take away the choice of a woman to decide which dress she prefers to wear? To whom does the body of a woman belong to? Is it to herself or to some other? If her body belongs to herself, can any other person decide on which part of her body she needs to cover or expose? If the Burqa is considered a threat to national security, has there been an authoritative research done to prove this claim, substantiated with irrefutable evidence? 

Where are the women’s rights activists, fighting for gender equality? It is high time that a complaint is lodged with the Office of Missing Persons as all of them have apparently gone missing!

Dignified Nation Of People

Sri Lanka is one of the few countries which could boast and, truthfully so, about the existence of the four major world religions within her borders. Not only having them but, also, devoutly being practised by the followers of each of them. We are a tolerant, respectful and dignified nation of people.  We are also a country which hail democratic values and have paved the way to entrench these principles in our constitution. We valued self-determination and sovereignty, until the recent decades. Each of the communities of religion lived side by side adhering to the principals of metta, karuna, muditha and upeksha that is variantly taught in all the religions – Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism.  

Are these characteristics and many more not mentioned, gradually slipping away from our collective consciousness as a people? Are we going to allow the metta, in which we were nurtured, to be replaced with intense covetousness, intolerance, the desire of clinging to satisfy our lusts and trespass on the rights of each other or, any other? What values will remain to impart to our children if we embrace falsehood and nonchalantly infringe on the rights of others? 

Unconvincing Reasoning

For our people who are struggling to justify their intentions among other things, they say that some of the European countries have banned the burqa. How shameful can such a statement be?  France makes a hullabaloo about its secularism and liberal democracy. Maximilien Robespierre of France fathered the idea of freedom, equality and fraternity. Fraternity to mean brotherhood and that all people are brothers and sisters. Was not the action of France in direct conflict with the principles of a liberal state and secularism? Does it legitimise liberal values to prescribe to the citizens what to wear and what not to wear? Can the legislation specifically targeting only a few women be classified as observing the Robespierre idea of Equality?

The Washington Post reported, “France’s Interior Ministry released a study that said niqabs were worn by fewer than 2,000 women in the country — hardly a significant portion of the country’s Muslim population, now estimated at 7.5 million — and that very few, perhaps none, wore the burqa”. (August 12, 2016). This clearly indicates that the motive to affect such a ban lies elsewhere and not on what had been touted publicly by the French media. 

Sexy Cleavage, Backless, Sleeveless

Here in Sri Lanka, the situation is not any different and the motive is crystal clear. Out of the around two million Muslims in Sri Lanka, there may be less than one thousand women wearing the Burqa (meaning the niqab). So, what is this big deal of banning the burqa as if the country is on fire. Is there a moral case for our counterparts in Sri Lanka to propose to ban the burqa (niqab) just because a hypocritical France did it? Why should our folks in Sri Lanka blindly follow what others do? Are they spineless to act independently or are they still possessed by the mentality of colonised subjects or, is it that they do not have a plausible reason and then looking for stereotypes? For a change, would the following adverts in an online dress selling site satiate the lust of those itching to call for the ban:

“Reveal your inner sexy this season when you wear ‘………..’.  The keyhole cut outs along the bust, in addition to the bustier top, accentuate the bust and give you shape.” 

“Hot Selling, Sexy, Women Cleavage, Off the Shoulder, Solid Pink, Bodycon Mini Dress (by the way, a bodycon dress is a close-fitting garment)”.

“Women, Sexy Cleavage, Backless, Sleeveless, Solid Black Office Bodycon, Mini Peplum Dress”.

Sexual Crimes And Alcoholism

Should not the priority of this country be for example:

1. To address the phenomenal increase in rape cases. According to the Performance Report of Sri Lanka Police the total number of rape cases of women reported in the last three years (2016-2018) stood at 5,558. Though not directly corelated the number of women wearing the Niqab are much, much lesser than the figure for sexual crimes.

2. Why not look into the growing and uncontrollable issue of alcoholism. According to the World Health Organisation the prevalence of alcohol use disorders and alcohol dependence in 2016 was 5.9% and 4.9 % respectively. These numbers are proportionately very, very high compared to the women wearing the Niqab which is like 0.004%. In real terms, 1.3 million and 1.1 million people with alcohol related disorders compared to less than one thousand women wearing the niqab. What about the hundreds of thousands of our innocent women who are silently suffering at the hands of alcohol dependency disorder husbands? In this context, is the Niqab the priority for our society?

3. Why not deal with the serious issue of the lack of expeditiousness and efficiency in our Criminal Justice system. It takes approximately 17 years to finish a serious crime case. From the date of commission of a crime prosecutable at the High Court up to the conclusion of prosecution it takes an average 10.2 years. Further, it generally consumes seven years (07) for the completion of the two appeals in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court subsequent to hearing of a case at the High Court. (See: Parliament Sectoral Oversight committee on Legal Affairs (anti-corruption) & Media).

4. What about the proliferation of suspect brothels in the guise of massage parlours, the endemic vices of bribery and corruption etc. These are the real issues which are destroying our people and seriously eating into the very moral fabric of our society.

With the General Election around the corner, the time is right for right minded people to rethink the type of people we send to the Parliament who have no sense of priority.

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    My brothers of Tamil Eelam. Should we allow burqa in Tamil Eelam. This is a to fo or not to do question.
    This problem is tricky . Usually we Tamils when face with a policy question, ask ourself what Tamil national leader our Thalaivar velupillai Prabhakaran would’ve done. But Thalaivar did not decide on this matter,. Of course Thalaivar kicked out trecherous Muslims from jaffna so that we Eelam Tamils we’re free.

    Please share your position

    Thank you

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      You are no Eezham Thamizh patriot ( if you are please write Eezham and Thamizh properly) but a Chingkallam from Keelam , who is deliberately trying to create disharmony., under the fake Eezham Thamizh Patriot identity. Chingkallams are very good at this. It is upto the Thulluka penmanikal to decide what they wish to wear and not our business. They can wear whatever they want , that is their freedom , Burkha , Burkini, Saree , frock , cover their head or not cover their head , hope they decide on the latter but still their decision. May be you should hide your self in a Burkha and get lost. Thalaivar would have really wished that , so do the patriotic thing and Vamoose.

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        Mass Usuf,

        “If her body belongs to herself, can any other person decide on which part of her body she needs to cover or expose?”

        My body belongs to me, and I want to go naked on the roads because I decided not to cover anything on my asset. Can I do that? I am also a Muslim, but bloody hell, don’t try to cover up some stupidity..

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        If Burka signifies freedom to wear, then Bikini also signifies freedom to wear. You are shouting about action against Burka, but you are silent on what happened in Maldives when police arrested a British tourist bathing in the sea clad in Bikini. Banning of dress and signs of other religions is more common in Muslim countries.

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          Lanka Perera, Difference is, Muslim countries don’t give freedom, and it’s enforced through their legal system. SL gives freedom through the constitution, and that freedom is protected by our legal system. Whoever don’t want to see women in Burqa are violating the law as of now. Or, simply ban this face cover S….t

          Compare an apple to an apple. Compare SL with a republic, not with Islamic republics or monarchs.

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          Lanka Perera, why do you want to talk about “other Muslim countries” when we discuss about Sri Lanka Muslims. There are closer to 2 billion Muslims around the world (Billion with a B). There is logic to your madness – diversion from the real issue.

          When have you ever talk good about Muslims, I challenge you talk one good about Muslims. You cannot, because you like most people are steeped in your own ignorance.

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        @ Pundai kutti
        You sissy fagot, how dare you to question me? I was feted as Eelam Tamil patriot by none other than Thalaivar Prabakrana on 27th November 1995.
        You treacherous ungrateful scum, do you think you worth even to eat my shit, let alone question my identity.
        You are a low life freeloading fagot milking our sacrifice. I have spent all my life to Eelam cause. Now this sissy faggot is saying I am not real.
        Listen up you fagot, if I decided to stay in active military service, it was not pottu, I who would be in that post.
        If I were there scums like you who is hiding behind keyboard, would be begging for mercy not by your mouth, but by ass.

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          Fake Eelam Tamil patriot , we all know that you are a Chingkallam who has spent all your life on the southern beaches , selling your wares to the white tourists and were felicitated for this on the 27TH November 1995 by these western perverts and not by our esteemed Thalaivar , who would not have cared about what Thulluka women wore. He had far better things to take care. The only service you did was at the southern beaches and sacrificed your googlies and derriere for money. Now posting anti Thamizh garbage under the name Eelam Tamil patriot. Chingkalla Poruki.

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          Eelam Tamil Patriot,
          .
          How dare you’re insulting our Pandi Kutti? To hell with you. Do you have what it takes to be a true Eelamian? First & foremost, you must hate Sri Lanka from the bottom of your heart, Be a hero who always finds ways to destroy SL in every gap. If you can’t handle guns, you should have contributed at least financially the boys & girls for destroying SL. Even if you can’t help financially, you should have at least gifted one of your school going siblings or kids to Thalaivar to train as suicide bomber.
          OK, let’s see simple things; did you at least have a bank account in SBE (State Bank of Eelam)? Carried banners & placard whenever MR visited UK after 2009?

          Come on, our Pandi Kutti has sacrificed nearly 90% of those & proved himself. You just go away…

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            Thankyou another Chingkalla Kurungu. One Chingkalla Kurangu pretending to admonish another Chingkalla Kuruangu but both anti Thamizh racists

    • 9
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      See how this person has justified the ethnic cleansing of Muslims by the LTTE in the 1990s. I do not think these types of views can be acceptable to society.

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        He is a Sinhalese racist deliberately posting under the name Eelam Tamil Patriot to create divisions amongst the island’s Tamils and Muslim Tamils . Eelam Tamil patriot my foot, read all his or her posting , everything deliberately to make the Tamils look bad , unreasonable and extremist, a very subtle and sophisticated form of anti Tamil propaganda. Just like what the Piglet stated if he is such a patriot why doesn’t he spell Eelam and Tamil the way it should be spelt? Sri Lankan Muslim women should take note of their own culture origin , and their history and blend with the cultural norms of the island and not blindly copy Arab Muslims , especially the extremist ones , however they still have the right and freedom to wear what they please and no one not even their husbands or other menfolk in their family , have the right to dictate to them what they have to wear. If they choose to wear the Burqa so be it. Their choice, as long as it is not forced on them.

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        Muslims wearing burqa and niqab in a non-muslim nation is a subtle threat and act of defiance from them. When they start doing that regularly it means they are very confident that they will take over the host country in the near future. When muslim population grows to a certain size in an ‘infidel’ nation and they have got enough of their people in positions of political and economic influence, they begin to flaunt that saudi arabian style culture openly.
        The signs are very ominous for sri lanka.

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        LTTE attacked muslims in retaliation for the violent attacks the muslim homeguards carried out on tamil villages in the north and east. Muslims who took military uniforms and weapons and then proceeded to attack tamil civilians pretending to be sinhala soldiers. Even as far back as the 1950s muslims participated in anti-tamil riots often mingling among sinhala mobs and pretending to be sinhalese.

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          Jegan, blame the Muslims and sugar-coat LTTE atrocities! When will you’ll take responsibilities for your action. No wonder Sinhalese hate you’ll. And, now I understand.

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            Goraka,
            LTTEs actions have been fully publicised, highlighted and often exaggerated by the Sri Lankan state apparatus. While the actions of the Sinhala state have been exposed by tamils and some foreign sources. The muslim community on the island have managed to slip under the radar. They have managed to fool alot of people on the island pretending to be innocent bystanders. More needs to be done to expose them.

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      “My brothers of Tamil Eelam. Should we allow burqa in Tamil Eelam. “

      Burqa will complement bra bomb and Tiger jungie rather nicely. Add an extra pocket, you can carry some Johnny Walker for long trips.

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        Chingkalla Kurangu from London AKA Jay Chambers , most probably you are also the so called Eelam Tamil patriot. Already the Chingkalla Ayammas in the Arabian Gulf , wear the Burka and Abaya when they travel , may be you should go their and sniff their jungies and the men’s underwear if you are into it and get a thrill.

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      He had his face (forehead) covered with a handkerchief, lying at Nanthikadal lagoon, with flies roaming around his face.
      /
      Strange the animal had not declared his position on the burqa!

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      Eelam Tamil Patriot,
      Velupillai Prabhakaran kicked out not only Muslims but Native Sinhalayo as well from Yapanaya. This ungrateful bellige putha forgot that he is a descendant of a slave from Hindusthan and lived in this country because Sinhala Buddhists accommodated ‘Para’ slaves and gave them citizenship when they were abandoned by colonial parasites in Sinhale making them Stateless.

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        Eagle Brain Dead Blind Eye

        “Velupillai Prabhakaran kicked out not only Muslims but Native Sinhalayo as well from Yapanaya.”

        Don’t forget VP Kicked the Hindian IPKF out too while the Sinhala/Buddhist members of the armed forces were hiding behind VP’s bump and behind their women folks.

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        Eagle Eye (HLD Mahindapala)
        This ungrateful bellige putha
        ——–
        Does that not apply to you also? Living in Australia while constantly trashing the west as ‘an enemy of the sinhalese’ which i find funny. Because it was the white man who created a unified ceylon and handed it all on a plate to the sinhalese. The northeast tamils lost their nation entirely thanks to the british.
        Same happened in India where tamil people lost their nation and now live as a state being ruled by hindi wallahs. With the telugu agents acting on behalf of delhi to keep a foot on tamils in india.

    • 5
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      All that we need is to wear attire which will not hide the identity of a person. That is all. You may call it by any name you like.

    • 0
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      I agree with the writer.

      Even a man can wear a burqa and drink beer or whiskey. It is your freedom.

    • 0
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      ETP, the answer is simple, Thalaivar would have banned the burqa and had wearers shot. Being a tubby fellow with a love of food and a penchant for Cowboy films he wouldn’t have wasted these women without first sexually torturing them and then bleeding them to death. Its the Tamil way, why waste eh?

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    “If the Burqa is considered a threat to national security, has there been an authoritative research done to prove this claim, substantiated with irrefutable evidence?”

    There is no need to do authoritative research to figure this out. I think you do not have something called brain inside your head to figure this out.

    Wahabi Muslim extremists are also a serious problem in this country.

  • 12
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    BS. IN todays world of islamic terrorism and fundamentalist attitudes, covering your face is anti social. if you need to then one must go to places where everybody is comfortable covering your face. Its the same as Nudity. If going naked is fine so is wearing the Burqa. Be practical consider others.

  • 11
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    The burka, nikab and hijab are incontrovertibly associated with Islam and the Muslims all over the world.

    The sight of a woman in a burka, nikab or hijab would be interpreted by Muslim Sri Lankans as being a pious, conservative, God-fearing individual, while non-Muslim Sri Lankans would be reminded of the presence among them of violent extremism causing apprehension and fear. The past 7 – 8 years has seen a heightening of anti-Muslim sensitivities in Sri Lanka which reached a peak of sorts after the tragic events of Easter Sunday 2019.

    While every female has the right to dress according to her wishes as long as she doesn’t break established socio-cultural norms, the question that has to be asked is whether the exercising of such rights by a Muslim female should be done at the expense of subjecting the entire community to vilification.
    Does the right of a Muslim female to wear a dress of her choice surpass the rights of the Muslim community to lead a peaceful, harmonious relationship with other religious communities ?
    Islam advocates that Muslims (females AND males) dress, talk and behave modestly at all times. Do Muslim females believe that they have to wear the burka, nikab and hijab in order to be dressed ‘modestly’ ? And if so, do they deliberately and selfishly choose to wear such items of clothing despite the apprehension and fear it causes amongst their fellow citizens ?

    Are Muslims completely devoid of empathy ?

    Don’t they realize that the major challenge facing their community today is to establish mutually-respectful, harmonious relationships with the other religious communities in our Motherland ? And that this could only be achieved by marginalizing the extremists on both sides of the religious divide ? And not by providing them ‘oxygen’ ?

  • 10
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    Though burqa signifies the freedom to wear it is not a must for the Muslim women.
    Burqa was strictly enforced only to the wives of Prophet Muhammed PBUH.

  • 18
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    “Burqa Signifies Freedom To Wear & Not Islam”

    Nice, then give freedom to Muslim women to wear whatever they like.

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      Fully agree with the comment of Mr.Dissanayake. This is a well written blog and we appreciate its contents!

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    Mass Usuf,

    RE: Burqa Signifies Freedom To Wear & Not Islam

    Burqa is Not Islam. Covering the bosom, is Islam per the Quran, not head to toe.

    Burqa Signifies submission to Tribal Tradition, not Islam.

    Burqa Signifies submission to the Ulama and Mullahs, just like the the “Buddhists” submit to the monks by prostration.

    The low IQ imbeciles, both Muslim and Buddhists, need to know that , by their submissions they will not get to Heaven or attain Nibbana. There is no conclusive proof that they got there.

    Brainwashed suckers!

  • 5
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    This is a very sensitive issue. It is like YOGA or AUM. When we begin YOGA we start with the primordial sound AUM. Likewise when we finish YOGA we chant AUM. If that is so, can we say YOGA is not acceptable for ISLAM. YOGA signifies inner peace of mind. Will someone give a prompt answer.

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      Even Lord Shiva sits in a Yoga posture. AUM has something to do with Hinduism. So I think Burqa and Islam is an unwanted issue.

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    MASS L USUF:
    If the Burqa is considered a threat to national security, has there been an authoritative research done to prove this claim, substantiated with irrefutable evidence?”
    You are asking for evidence to prove the security risks of the full face cover. You defend your religion like a deaf and blind muslim. Probably your muslim sect is peaceful and is not POLITICAL – ISLAM who are interested in blowing up non believers as well as believers. READ THE FOLLOWING. how a Islamic country of Tunesia had to ban full face cover more than once. This article says, even muslim men who instigated the suicide bombing used full face cover to avoid security people. IT IS NOT ONLY THE FULL FACE COVER MUSLIM FULL BODY COVER IS ALSO A SECURITY RISK.
    BROWSE AND SEE HOW EVEN ISLAMIC COUNTRIES HAD TO SUFFER BECAUSE OF FULL BODY COVER AND FULL FACE COVER. YOU CAN NOT EXCLUDE THE INFLUENCE OF POLITICAL ISLAM ON YOU MUSLIMS AND THE ATTACHMENT TO TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS OR FORTEIGN SECRET SERVICES.
    But since then, terrorist attacks and a concentrated effort to fight them mean that for much of the population, safety, and the need to clearly identify faces, have taken precedence, making Tunisia’s ban “not so surprising,” according to Amel Grami, a professor at Manouba University who studies Islam and is the author of a book about women and jihad.
    “Society is aware of the necessity of security,” she said. “We have been through several heavy terrorist attacks.”
    With the decision, Tunisia joined a growing number of countries, including neighboring Algeria and Morocco, to impose restrictions on the use of religious coverings in the name of security.
    The ban came a week after two suicide bombers attacked security forces, killing two people — a policeman and a civilian.

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    full face cover is not at all ‘islam. that is the attire of women living in the arab deserts. women likes to show how attractive they are. If the husband does not like to see how good the wife is by others, they have to keep her inside always. If you say muslim women are different, that is not the people who lived in the Islamic countries say. It is human nature that people look at other people. Come into senses and give up your extremism in ideology. Sri lanka should not allow for another such attack.
    Inside a elevator, one day, I watched, how four big Arab women were staring at me through their veil. Once I looked at, they all looked away. that is human nature.

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    Lemme see: France is hypocritical? What about effing Saudi Arabia where even foreign women need escorts and are required to wear a head scarf? In Colombo alone there are scary women or men in the full black niqab/hijab in the hundreds. If Sri Lanka were a Muslim majority nation, racists like you would FORCE everyone to wear scarves and ban short dresses etc. I am sick of Muslim men casting nasty remarks at women who are free to wear short skirts or even shorts. This is not Taleban country. You NEVER NEVER talk about how women are killed for daring to go to school, because Wahabi Sunni savages want to oppress women. Even Muslim Turkey bans this.

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      Well Mr Usuf, while I couldn’t give a hoot as to what women (or men) wear, I am old enough to remember a time that I never saw a single niqab wearer in our country. This was in the forties, fifties sixties and seventies. The wearing of the burqa and niqab in particular came about following our exporting Muslim labour to the Middle East. It would be a small concession for the Muslim women in our midst to forego wearing the niqab. At least in this country we do not shoot Muslim women who demand the right to an education like what happened to Malala Yousafzai.

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      DUMB A*se Ranjini, o
      What about the entire Western world that forces monogamy on Polygamists or polyandrist? what about forcing LGBTQ filth to our hypocratic Buddhistan? France is not only hypocritical but a RACIST, xenophobic, extremists, terroristic, misogynistic country with a majority of French faggots. That is why, some other nationality, country or race had to intervene on behalf of the French when they were getting their a8rse blown up in every single war or revolution. It is the way these French fags treat their non-white immigrants, and mistreat their blue collar labour force, their anti Judaeo-Christian values and Islamophobia of SIN is what set the magnificent cathedral Paris de Notre-Dame on fire. As the fires engulfed, the photos in social media were rife with the devil initself engulfed in these flames. Just like France, so will our country burn just as stated in the holy Bible as the fires of hell would raise and engulf the hypocrites. The Buddist Taliban is not far behind. The Zahran clan should have taken their heinous acts to the Mahanayake brutes instead and spared the poor and innocent Catholic worshipers on Easter Sunday. The Lord Jesus is coming; and you Buddhist hypocrites better be ready. It is the saffron robe terrorists that incite our politicians to embrace violence. The Saffron robed Sanga is the curse and enemy of the state and of the Lord Buddha’s teachings. You dumb a*rse rasict foot soldiers have fallen into a trap of divisiveness and your escape is your intellect and not to bash a woman of her choice of dress or what she decides to wear or not to ware.

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        Liza The Priceless Condom has spewed a bucket of garbage on the French this time . France has offered refuge to millions of destitute Arabs and Africans who show their gratitude by incessant rioting and looting and slowly but surely destroying this wonderful nation which has been synonymous with class and elegance.

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      I am sick of Muslim men casting nasty remarks at women who are free to wear short skirts or even shorts

      Ranjini sister, Please don’t get sick or discouraged with these extremists crazy losers. Here is a Muslim guy, you can allure with your shortest possible & colorful skirts. Life’s as short as your skirts, and who knows if that 72 virgins also come in Burqas?

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      Ranjini, There is a saying “if you wear a short enough skirt the party will come to you”. Be honest, with such a passion for short skirts, don’t you enjoy those remarks on the sly, huh?

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    Banning of Hijab or Burgha, or Saree or Trouser is not going to help security. If you a have a doubt a woman or man carry a bomb in underwear you can check whether it is a man or woman irrespective of their race. Similar to that if you have doubt you can check. In Srilanka, until 2009, Muslims were on the side of Srilankan forces helping them more than the help provided by Sinhala Buddhists. A number of suicide attacks happened in Srilanka but none of them involved Muslims. There were lots of Men and women in the LTTE suicide squad. Sinhala governments never introduced a ban on spree or trousers or underwear.
    The fact is that Tamil community was well ahed of Sinhala community in Education, Employment, Business,Wealth. Sinhalese couldn’t compete with them in improving their level in development. So Sinhala politicians, clearly thought they can use their majority power to destroy Tamils competitiveness in an easy way of terror. It took nearly 70 years to do that. Now they fear that they can’t compete with Muslims because they are ahed of them and they started the terror against Muslims after 2009. How war Sinhalese can succeed in this is not clear as Muslims are internationally powerful.

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    I’ve a quick solution to this issue:
    During the Halloween time this niqab and bourqa should be allowed as an experiment for one week with a new introduction. Just like the eyes, Muslim women can have a small circular opening for their nipples so that people would not mistake the individual for a ghost. If majority Sri Lankans like this new dress, it can be extended to Christmas time too with only the color being changed from black to red. Instead of Santa Clause we can have Santa Barbara with the new costume just for that Christmas.
    CT,
    Your web is becoming more and more like a comic page. It sounds like that you have no control over yourself when it comes to choosing articles to publish based on its content!

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    Usuff,

    Instead of doing this worthless game playing, can you write an essay about the 6th amendment. It really violates freedom expression? At least ICJU said like that. Can you you write an essay about PTA. The international community has told many times to Appe Aanduwas that it is a dragoncon act and it has to be repealed. Can you tell the Aanduwa to draft a neat hate speech bill. Then Muslim community can walk on the road without fear. Just don’t specialize in female oppression with so many creative, inventive cover up stories. Be an honest guy.

    (I stopped reading this guy’s essays; this comment is only for the heading)

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    i don’t like the covering of the face.That should be stopped.What if i find out i have proposed to the wrong woman and she has accepted my offer and only at the nuptials i find out.

    ps.it happenned to me once when i went in the dark and later learnt that i had sex with the mother instead of the daughter.At that time i did not feel any difference as i was only interested in sex.

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      shankar, Face cover has to be stopped. But how come if you don’t see a girl’s face you can’t differentiate a girl & a woman when having sex. With this situation, don’t even try to do that in Thailand like countries, you might end up picking a twinkie in bikini easily.

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        abdul

        “But how come if you don’t see a girl’s face you can’t differentiate a girl & a woman when having sex.”

        you seem to have had that experience in calmer,homely situations.My situation was different as i travel a lot and it happened in a farm in croatia.With my balls ready to explode without sex for 3 days enjoying the countryside,i was only interested in getting it off,not doing detective work like hercule poirot to see whether it was the mum or the daughter.I had already missed my opportunity in the first night when the farmer could not find me suitable accommodation and asked me if he gives me a room can i sleep with the baby.I said no thank you,a yowling baby was not my cup of tea and slept in the barn.In the morning the farmer introduced me to the ‘baby’ who was a comely busty lass,his daughter whom the parents fondly called baby in croatian.Then only i remembered in sri lanka too parents call their only child daughter baba even when they are big.

        Anyway to cut a long story short i was determined not to make that mistake again and went to the room in the night which was not the room that the farmer went into.How was i to know that the farmer and his wife was sleeping separately.

        ps.anyway alls well that ends well.sex is like a fixed deposit.Once you withdraw you lose interest.main thing is to get your rocks off before you explode.

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          Shanker, very interesting man. Sounds that farmer was a cuck

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            “Sounds that farmer was a cuck”

            no,no.you got the wrong end of the stick.It is the culture and customs of croatiaThis happened more than 30 years ago.They did not take sex seriously.It was just considered as a physical need just like eating and drinking where you would show your hospitality by sharing with visitors.

            even the kandyans had that custom of sharing their women with visitors at one time.woman were also topless.Queen victoria put a stop to all that with her prudishness while she was screwing her scottish butlet.Typical queen who does not like to see british men enjoying themselves and having a whale of a time while she has only her butler to play with.She brought a rule that the men had to bring their women too from england.You can see how the fun and games and ‘hospitality’ petered out when more and more women came from england.

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    When a Muslim promotes Islamic values I have some respect. But when a Muslim preaches our own ethics back to us I see a crafty individual behind.
    Freedom for women is a non Islamic concept.

    Soma

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      Soma,
      What do mean by your own ethics?
      Is it releasing a soldier who was sentenced to death by a Srilankan court?

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    “How many women wear the burqa in Sri Lanka? May be less than 100, with a bit of generosity may be less than 200″”

    Which Sri Lanka do you live in? even at Dehiwela pola on Sunday has more than 20 burqa wearing women.

    Also, Alcohol – if you can wear burqa at home? why cant people drink at home… who are muslims to dictate alcohol requirements for rest of SL?

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    Several Muslim men dressed in jeans and t-shirts committed horrific multiple murders and the Sri Lankan state wants to ban Muslim women from wearing the Burqa or Nikab, where is the logic in that??

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    Do those Mega Muslim Fashion Malls like House of Fashion and No Limit specializing in Burquas stock Victoria Secret Lingerie also, which Dr Rani’s Yahapalanay brought in for the his UNP Faction supporters?.

    On a lighter note, Rauf Hakeen announced yesterday that he is in Talks with the 3% Party , Anura Kumara’s JVP to contest the coming Election on a joined Ticket .

    What a turn of events.

    How can both Dr Rani Faction and even Keselwatta Kid’s UNP Dalit Faction not accommodate Rauf Hakeem Faction of the Muslim Community after those 5 years of Loyalty and untiring support for Dr Rani’s anti Sinhala Buddhist Agenda..

    Are they sacred of the Easter Mass in Kochchikade which is just a week before the Election?.

    BTW, I read that comment from the Thamize Eelaam Patriot.

    According to theThameeza Patriot, poor Rauf Halkeem has Buckly’s of getting the TNA to his Alliance with the JVP. although Hakeem mentioned he is having talks with the TNA as well to make it a Trifacta Alliance..

    May be Hakeemalso knows how the 3 Percent Party Boss went to Jaffna to celebrate the May Day holding hands with the TNA Deputy Abraham.

    But can Abraham defy the Thavilar to join with the Rauf Hakeems ,if Velupulle has declared that he has nothing to to do with the Muslims before he kicked them out of the Jaffna Peninsula.

    How can Abraham even think of entertaining Rauf Hakeem ,specially when all the Thamiza Political outfits have declared that Vellupulle was and is their only Thamil National National Leader ever…..

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    one’s choice of what he or she should adorn themselves is their choice.?
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    in this modern-day and a trend a few in the minds of a few minute members of the Islamic religion following as do others of much other faith’s have committed many a crime which has shocked humanity.?
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    my thoughts are people should be allowed to dress in their own choice of apparel but not wear nothing and expose themselves in their birthday suits.?
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    if on occasions where these fully covered individuals have to be checked out for security purposes, then a fellow lady member of the same faith along with a security forces officer of the same gender must and should be allowed to ascertain the authenticity of the sex of the said concerned.?
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    for these nudists, separate places where they can frolic in the nude and participate in fun and games of their own choices should be allowed as done in various countries and if I am not mistaken narigama close to Hikkaduwa is one such place.?
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    cheers, the most understanding and the most compassionate human beast, R. J.

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    Please go back 30years in time or to the 80s (I presume you were not born then) the burka aka postbox and the niquab aka the tied up garbage bag were not worn and neither was it in ‘fashion’, in this Buddhist country, however, post 83 July it came into vogue as another sign of separatism and and excuse for the Muslims to scream ‘DISCRIMINATION’.

    And by the way the tied up garbage bag was worn in the middle East due to the frequent sandstorms and even men wore a turban in such a way that only their eyes were left open – but now it is worn to hide behind and carry out all sorts of nefarious activities like prostitution, pedophile marriages, and to carry out drug deals etc.

    Another thing that has to be said – a Muslim cleric has said that nowhere in the cursed Black book aka the quoran that a woman must wear a burka or niquab. And I think that it should be banned in Sri Lanka taking into account the SECURITY of the majority – most of the jihadist attacks in Afghanistan, Syria and other flash points in the world involving Muslims ate carried out by fanatics dressed like a postbox or tied up garbage bag and no one knows if it is a man or woman within.

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    By the same argument of (freedom t where the burqa as one wishes) anyone could one choose what not to wear. In other words walk naked in public. Will the glorified religious culture allow this (in the middle east).

    The fault lies more with the perverts, within the religious orthodoxy, than those outside it.

    Blatant hypocrisy in the cause of mythical beliefs. Even the ship’s helm has now been recognised as representation of the Dharmachakra, by a Sri Lankan judge.

    Interesting that you quote Robespierre. One of the greatest murderers in history.

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    One law, one country. If you think you are not fitting with it.. More than welcome to go seek where your freedoms are abundantly practiced!!

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    Please solve other country issues rather than banning burqa or niqab, what the writer says is true, Easter sunday attack has nothing to do with burqa or nikab matter , there are still racist which their food doesn’t digest until niqab or burqa matter is solved, what about the sri lankan woman wear sexy dress showing boobs and legs with split skirt, there are woman shows off their sexy backs with open blouse to show off others, yes the Muslim woman wear to cover her whole body not to let show her body to other men , so what’s wrong when the wear hijab?.

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    How can one law

    Past Prime minster is wearing western attire
    Present Prime mister Rajapakha is wering a robe in his attire (Party Attire)
    Past Presedent is wearing national
    Present President is shirt & Trousers
    The kings were wearing the jacket and Head Cover

    Choice of people

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      I remember the good old days, Sinhala mudalalis wore Tweed and Panama trouser materials as wraparounds, a Status Symbol and the lower people wore sarongs. Later on, they got on to verty like cloth and Tamil Salvai( shawl)( SWRD). Now men and women wear anything under the Sun – IT GOES FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN.

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    Yes, is the freedom to wear. But for the rest is the freedom to live. Just because of the freedom one cant walk in the streets without cloth.
    There are many more countries where this ban has been imposed.

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    Just imagine a crime scene, where the police look for witnesses who had seen the culprit and wants description of him/her. “I saw him/her. He/she was in a Burqa” says one witness. Is that going to help?

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    Burqa has hidden benifits that was intrduced by religion, Now burqa comes out with the another name MASK, today to be used, infected person coughs or sneezes, they release droplets, picked up on the hands then transferred when someone touches their eyes face , causing infection, Covering has many other benifits.

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      Excellent idea. I strongly urge that everyone follows rbh’s advice. Men should also wear the burqa!

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    Those Moslems fanatic women who cover their faces will be the next suicide bombers. Mercilessly and ruthlessly Lankans should wipe out terrorism and the first step is to take these ugly, hooded horrors, out of the streets. They are also the baby making machines who are engaged in the total annihilation of the Lankan democracy by usurping it through the making of 5-10 children and ensuring the Moslem majority in 20 years or less. who will create the Islamic Republic of Lanka.

    Lankan non-Moslem kaffirs of different faiths should unite and act NOW to fight this menace. They should remember these hooded, face covering Frankenstein monsters are the mothers of future terrorists and some of them too will blow themselves up to kill the Kaffir. Time to act is NOW!!

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    Every talking of crime and checking those wearing burqa , all crimes happen wearing t shirt and denim and none check them

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