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Christchurch Massacre & The Australian Labor Party   

By Laksiri Fernando –

Dr. Laksiri Fernando

He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety, and that is why you will never hear me mention his name… He is a terrorist, he is a criminal, he is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless…And to others I implore you: speak the names of those who were lost rather than the name of the man who took them. He may have sought notoriety, but we in New Zealand will give him nothing, not even his name.” – Jacinda Ardern (Prime Minister, New Zealand) 

I have just voted for the Australian Labor Party (ALP) in the New South Wales elections, casting my vote also to the local Labor candidate, Stephen Bali, in the Blacktown constituency. I have voted by post without waiting for the final election day of 23rd March. However, I was not so impressed by the ALP’s rather wishy-washy and lacklustre statements and stand on the horrific shooting and massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand, by an Australian ‘Barbarian’ when Muslim devotees were worshiping in two mosques in that city on Friday the last (15 March). I don’t give the actual name of the this ‘Barbarian,’ heeding the advice of the Labor leader and the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern. 

ALP Statements 

When Bill Shorten, the ALP leader, first said almost immediately after the incident, ‘Do not share the footage. Do not watch the footage. This is not part of normal life,’ he was right. Because a primary objective of the ‘Barbarian’ was to inflame the emotions of all extreme sides, portray himself as a hero to his side, and perhaps create a major calamity in the country and outside. The ‘Barbarian’ had a camera fixed to his head and broadcasted his cruelty, brutality and viciousness to the world through the social media. There were over 1.5 million people viewing the footage without any censorship. Only after strong protests from the New Zealand PM, and many others, that the social media circulations were curtailed by the owners of the Facebook, Twitter and You Tube. 

It is also true that ‘this is not part of our normal life.’ How could it be? That is exactly why it should have been condemned at the outset, in the strongest possible terms, particularly by a labour or a social democratic party. It was done in New Zealand, but not so much in Australia. It should have been condemned not because it was ‘callously planned,’ but because it was a terrorist attack. Subsequent statements of Shorten also were somewhat subdued, in my observation. Whatever the contribution that the thinking of the Liberal/National Party and its present leader, Scott Morrison, has made in inflaming sentiments against migrants or refugees at times, on this incident, he came forward in condemning the massacre in strongest terms. This was lacking on the part of the ALP and its leader. 

It has become a puzzle to me, personally, because under ‘normal circumstances’ and in day to day politics, Bill Shorten appeared to me ‘a principled, rational, and a sober leader,’ compared to Scott Morrison or others. Perhaps this ‘merit’ could have been the ‘debit’ during the crisis situation. Christchurch massacre on last fateful Friday undoubtedly was a crisis situation where all democratic political leaders should have shown their true mettle against terrorism and extremism. The New Zealand Labor leader, Jacinda Ardern, has shown that enough appearing almost continuously on media, updating the nation on the events, giving a true and a sober analysis, meeting with the grieving families, and also within seventy two hours taking measures to tighten the gun laws, one of the reasons for the scale of the massacre. 

Australian Connection 

If the reason for the ALP’s lacklustre response was anchored in the leadership, Bill Shorten and others might be able to correct that in the future collectively. However can there be other or more profound reasons? This is something that the ALP and others should contemplate on which might even have some relevance in understanding the Christchurch massacre, the motives of the ‘Barbarian’ and political roots of the whole incident. The ‘Barbarian’ originated in Australia. However, no Australian leader, as far as I know, visited Christchurch in sympathy with the aggrieved community or condemn the massacre jointly with the New Zealand leaders. 

 

Obviously the ALP leaders, the present and past, are busy these days with the New South Wales (NSW) elections. Perhaps they don’t have much time to focus on the Christchurch massacre! I have so far not seen any official party statement on the matter. However, what transpired the day before is a statement made by the NSW Labor leader, Michael Daley, with overtones on Asian migration and migration in general. The statement has been made six months ago when he was the deputy leader. What he has said exactly is the following: 

Our young children will flee and who are they being replaced with? They are being replaced by young people from typically Asia with PhDs. So there’s a transformation happening in Sydney now where our kids are moving out and foreigners are moving in and taking their jobs.” 

After uncovering this speech by the opponents (even he must have forgotten), he has apologised to the possible aggrieved parties as a gentleman politician. However, the Liberal Party leader, Scott Morrison, has utilized it to condemned the remarks as ‘appalling, upsetting and offensive,’ disregarding what he has been possibly saying in similar or more offensive manner in the past. This is part of power politics. What can be troubling moreover in all these undercurrents is that there is a clear unease, fear or anxiety among the ‘old settlers’ against the ‘new commers.’ Daley has used the expressions like ‘our young people,’ and ‘our kids,’ in contrast to ‘people from Asia’ and ‘foreigners.’ 

There are undoubtedly problematic issues particularly in a country like Australia related to migration, refugees, jobs and property due to economic and other issues. Some of them are obviously labour issues. However it should not be that difficult to distinguish them from racism, possible racism or xenophobia. No person or party can be considered perfect. However a labour party should try its best to be beyond these tribal or archaic feelings. There are so many indications that the ALP is not completely free from these ailments. One of its former leaders, Mark Latham, is now with Paulin Hanson’s One Nation Party which is grossly a xenophobic party, not to call ‘racist.’ 

Broader Issues   

When Bill Shorten attended the Islamic Council of Victoria, the following day of the massacre, he was perfectly correct in saying “Not all right-wing extremist hate speech ends in violence, but all right-wing extremist violence started in hate speech.” However, ‘hate speech’ or sentiments expressed closer to hate speech are not just on the margins of the politics of Australia,  but sometimes almost at the centre.  They are not just the ‘evil-jokers on the margins.’ Such simple dismissive language is also not sufficient. As Shorten himself has admitted, there can be a link between political rhetoric on immigration and the Christchurch terror attack. Where that could be rectified and addressed? This is the crucial question. 

It was extremely disturbing that at the wake of the massacre, Senator Fraser Anning, former One Nation and now independent senator, went to the extent of blaming the victims. He has said, “Real cause of the bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place.” To correct him, there were no bloodshed in the streets of New Zealand, but brutal shooting of Muslim devotees at Friday prayer at two mosques in Christchurch. 

When Anning was uttering those words in Melbourne, he was whacked with an egg by a 17-year-old teenager in protest. But that was also a violent act that cannot be condoned by any means. More disturbing was Anning’s reactions, violently attacking again and again the now dubbed ‘Egg Boy,’ showing his true colours. Anti-Muslim sentiments or Islamophobia is almost everywhere and disturbingly growing. On the other extreme, there are violent and terrorist acts committed by people who belong to the Islamic side or in that name even in Australia. This is apart from IS and similar movements. These are the extremes on both sides that should be abated and curtailed internationally. This cannot be done through other extremes like egg throwing or ‘blaming and naming’ without context or excessively. The Greens are also trying to exploit the situation for their cheap political gain and it was excessive for them to name Michael Daley a ‘racist’ just because of his single comment. There are no  perfect ‘puritans’ in this world. 

Necessary Measures 

At least the ‘Egg Boy’ was on the right side, although excessive in his reactions. However it is not clear where the young generations in general stand on these issues. The ‘Barbarian’ himself was just 28 years. What appears clear is that almost all these violent people have largely been males. How are they brought up and/or educated? These are necessary questions to ask. There can be various measures that could be taken in abating such developments or preventing them. 

Security measures and strict gun control should take immediate priority. If there were strict gun controls, at least the number of casualties could have been curtailed in the Christchurch massacre. Security measures to track the suspicious people or potential terrorists are equally important, respecting the rights and dignity of all.   

Political leaders and especially parliamentarians should refrain from hate speech, acrimonious criticisms and extreme postulations through perhaps codes of ethics and self-control. A new political culture is necessary even in Australia. Even if the two major parties, the Liberals and the Labor, were fairly reasonable in handling the main crisis, they appeared to loose the balance when the Turkish President, Tayyip Erdogan, fired his typical rhetorical barrage, exacerbating Islamic sentiments in his country. This is exactly what the ‘Barbarian’ intended to instigate. 

There should be careful editing and restrictions on extremism, hate speech and pictures of them in the social media in particular (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube etc.) and the media in general, again respecting the general norms of freedom of speech and expression.   

Most important might be the education. While students are prepared for NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Language and Numeracy) they should also be prepared for NAPTAC (National Assessment Program –  Tolerance and Coexistence). The ALP has already launched an exemplary reform program for future education in Australia. But it should incorporate NAPTAC, multiculturalism and indigenous education as well. Having to know about Australia’s indigenous heritage, their grieving and grievances might sober the minds of the young generations of the ‘old settlers’ as well as the ‘new ones.’   

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    Prof,

    Any thoughts on the speeches made/make by Sinhalese Buddhists politicians

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      Another Fernando (Dr Jude Fernando) has provided a link (“The Politics of Representations of Mass Atrocity in Sri Lanka: Challenges to Justice and Recovery”) in his article which include speeches made by Sinhalese politicians

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      I am wondering about this writer. He was not overlooed to be one of the key praisers of recently held constitutional coup in SL.That costed us the tax payers over 770 billions of rupees. That is nearly 8-fold more than the huge sum what black media keep reporting to have lost through BROAD DAY bank robbery in CB of SL.
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      There also we thought an act of stupid men abusing the the last ct of the poor of the poor in this country. There this good learnt Prof. stood all along on the side of the culprits (Rajpakashes and Sirisena), today, the very same person if not got his brain was not subjected to any kind of cross implantations lately, seems to have the temerity that the education of the people should be given the highest priority. :
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      Leaving aside, the problems of AUSTRLIANs, Europeans and Americans, why not these men with brains (as senior citizens) of the island nation seem not making any efforts to convince the rulers in the country that the awarness of the people are not reaching the levels that any civilized society would expect. :Why the good learnt men fail to call a spade a spade ?
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      White Nationalists are across the world. Their supremacies are also known to many of us. And this is not new either.
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      The australian killer of 49 worshipers in Christchurch/KIWI land is believed to have travelled to Europe for fact finding mission for his own project which is about the place being given to other nationalities in the world today. He is reported to be not a broken person either. However, the manifesto of 35 pages had been prepared by him focusing on some leaders that let refugees in to their countries in that document.

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      Dr. Laksiri Fernando,

      RE: Christchurch Massacre & The Australian Labor Party

      (295 Words)

      1. “He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety, and that is why you will never hear me mention his name… He is a terrorist, he is a criminal, he is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless….He may have sought notoriety, but we in New Zealand will give him nothing, not even his name.” – Jacinda Ardern (Prime Minister, New Zealand. But he will, when I speak, be nameless…
      Excellent response and leadership by the Prime Minister.
      Dr. Laksiri Fernando, thank you for a very good article.
      Some terrorists want fame, and don’t give them fame.
      Some terrorists want to get to Heaven, and give them Hell-Fire.
      Some terrorists want 72 Virgins, and give them 72 Water buffaloes (Mee Harak).

      2. “ I was not so impressed by the ALP’s rather wishy-washy and lacklustre statements and stand on the horrific shooting and massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand, by an Australian ‘Barbarian’ when Muslim devotees were worshiping in two mosques in that city on Friday the last (15 March). I don’t give the actual name of the this ‘Barbarian,’ heeding the advice of the Labor leader and the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern. “

      Amarasiri objects to the use of the word “Barbarian”. The original meaning was somebody who did not speak Greek, just blabbered BaBaBa, including the Romans and others. So, they changed the meaning to ‘”Not civilized”.

      It is an insult to the Barbarians, to call the Terrorists Barbarians. Why not call the terrorist the Para-White Supremacist Terrorist of Australia?

      PS. Para means foreigner, stranger, outsider locally in the Indian Sub-continent, including Sri Lanka, illegally occupied by the Paras from Bharat.

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      DEAR CT@

      world is tremoured by the shock of the massacre occured in Nz last week killing innocient 49 worshippers.
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      NEVETHELESS our SO CALLED SINHALA supremacists make their loud statements pro-SINHALA supremacism?
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      Please the NAME of GOD, block these idiots, that are born to DESTROY our naiton.
      These men should either be brain sick or they have real big problesm with them.
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    Prof of Political Science
    The statement of J.R. Jayawardene to the Daily Telegraph on 11 July 1983 while state organized race riots were slaughtering Tamils by the thousands and displacing more than 100,000: “I am not worried about the opinion of the Tamil people…now we cannot think of them, not about their lives or their opinion…the more you put pressure in the north, the happier the Sinhala people will be here…Really if I starve the Tamils out, the Sinhalese people will be happy.”

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    good writing …
    keep up your writing .
    brilliant one .
    humanism is good for all ..
    We live in the world of multiculturalism and globalisation..
    We all live like one human race now ..
    so; no way we could be divided as in old days

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    “Political leaders and especially parliamentarians should refrain from hate speech, acrimonious criticisms and extreme postulations through perhaps codes of ethics and self-control. A new political culture is necessary even in Australia.”
    Dear Laksiri,
    What about the speeches made by your political gurus’s back in Srilanka?
    1958 riots, 192 riots, 1983 riots, 2009 massacres??

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      They only get upset when atrocities are committed against Sinhalese or Muslims ( the local variety or foreign) . Atrocities and war crimes committed on Tamils and hate speech by Sinhalese and Muslims politicians in the island, against them , is a non issue to them . You can see they will come here post many articled of every little real and imagined atrocities that the LTTE committed against them but will never mention or ignore the horrific crimes committed on the island’s Tamils by the Sri Lankan state, armed forces , the Sinhalese /Muslim establishment, politicians, criminals and thugs. This professor is another hypocrite. I have lost all regard for this person. Before commenting about atrocities in other countries and their politicians , why don’t you try to comment and correct the state sponsored Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist racism ,the racist mindset of 99% of the Sinhalese people , their politicians and establishment. Australia is a far better country and their politicians are have far more class and integrity than the Sri Lankan politicians( largely Sinhalese Muslim and some Tamil) . It is a very successful multicultural country and people from many races and backgrounds clamour to migrate there. There are racists and white supremacists there but they are a small minority , the state does not promote racism , nor do 99% of the population. People may have prejudices , we all have but unlike in Sri Lanka are not allowed to act upon it. Even the Sinhalese racist Eagle Blind Kundipalan wants to live there and not return to his racist nightmare , as he finds this land a paradise but will promote racism and Sinhalese Buddhist Fascism in the island..

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    Each and every person has their own standards and expectations. If the writer is not satisfied with the response of the Labor leader that is obviously for this reason. Overall the attitude of Labor Party has been extremely tolerant and compassionate towards minorities always unlike the Party in power. I am certain that is one of the main reasons why the writer has already voted for them.

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    If any religion defame the other religion saying that the others are vile animals, and only worshipers of their religions are human beings . On top of that same religion claim only the god of their religion is real and god or gods of the other religions are not in existence. Definitely that type of religion or religions create problem among general public as one religion worshipers kill the other religion worshipers the way their religion prescribe to kill other religion worshipers by same way they kill animals.We show it in Middle east when ISIS were in control in some areas in war effected countries. Can anybody tolerate those and make room for existence of those religions in their countries ??? Definitely that is an question of public securities, As such any government or people of the other faiths have every rights to wipe out believers of such brutal religions for the shake of their loved ones. The way of doing that may very country to country & person to person. Nobody can blame them. They are excising their rights for existence of themselves. As their political leaders doing nothing to save peaceful existence of their societies. Even not banning those type of religion or its literature in the shack of human rights.

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      There is another guy, Ranjith(SPRRW) “pissek” who wants to keep this poor nation always poor or even worse, god knows what he gains. Islam is not what you say or think, you have been made to misunderstand, go and get the right knowledge about it and clear yourself.

      True sons and daughters of this land should be decided by the love you show to develop this nation, not by the religion you belong to. Killing and fighting are easy, and always you will win because you have the majority, but we collectively fail as a country, others mock at us..

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        Mohamed, do not try to be innocent. You are talking about reasonableness because you are in a Buddhist majority country. Your tone and substance will be different if you are in a Muslim majority country. Have you ever condemned worst atrocities being committed by Muslims on non-Muslims. Can you name a single Muslim country that is not discriminating against non Muslims. In some countries they turn a blind eye to atrocities commmited by their Muslim citizens. Please correct the madness in your Muslims if not for which such incidents will not occur, before faulting others. Remeber that we Buddhists remained calm despite your fanatics beheading two Buddha statues in Mawanella and a group of Islamic extremists trampling our sacred site in Anuradhapura and boasting about it in social media. What would happen if a non Muslim defiles a mosque in a Muslim country. What is happening is a contest between White supremacists and Islamic supremacists, and unfortunately for you, Muslims are losing the battle. Muslims beg for asylum and jobs in western countries and when they get settled, take advantage of their liberalism and attack the host. Why cannot Muslims behave like other non-white, non Muslim migrants to the west. Even in Sri Lanka there is unrest among the fair minded Buddhists about the designs of Muslims, though they are not expressing it.

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          Lanka Perera,

          “You are talking about reasonableness because you are in a Buddhist majority country”

          Taking advantage of numbers is a weakness of people like you, not mine. Of course, the right thinking Muslims do condemn any attacks on innocent people of any faith under the pretext of Islam, there is no doubt.

          “Remeber that we Buddhists remained calm despite your fanatics beheading two Buddha statues in Mawanella and a group of Islamic extremists trampling our sacred site in Anuradhapura and boasting about it in social media” – Matters reported, and handled by the right authorities and they took the right action.

          ” Muslims are losing the battle” – Are you a casualty counter?

          “Even in Sri Lanka there is unrest among the fair minded Buddhists about the designs of Muslims, though they are not expressing it” – Next time, ask them and put it here, then will respond.

          “Why cannot Muslims behave like other non-white, non Muslim migrants to the west” –
          Everyone should abide by the law of the land they chose. Let those authorities handle that, why are you worried? Then again, people who migrate for economic reasons keep quiet on any insults by the whites or don’t fight for their rights often, by nature.

          Good luck!

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            Even as we write, the abominable Gnanasara (he of the Wirathu School), is planning with his acolytes, something eye-catching to make up for lost time.

            Hate, and its accompanying violence is not a one way street. It is a case of anything you can do, we can do better. The sad truth is that there will be more collateral damage, and misery for a lot more people than what we endured the last time.

            Now, more than ever, is the time for good people to try harder.

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          As a multi-ethnic, multi-religious country, our greatest enemy is extremism. We, the Sinhala-Buddhists, should ensure the safety of our minority communities and not see armed perpetrators and unarmed victims. In Buddha’s teachings there is no place for any kind of violence, no concept of holy war

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      Ranjith(SPRRW),

      “Religion is the opium of the masses” -“Prophet” and Philosopher, Karl Marx.

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        and also the masses are asses.That is why they have to be led by the leaders ,and leaders not be led by them.Remember SWRD starting it by being led by asses.

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    In the article on the Christchurch Massacre, of Friday 15 March 2019, Prof Laksiri Fernando, in first paragraph, presented extracts of a speech made by the Prime Minister, New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern.
    The immediate actions by Jacinda are examples to be followed by all world leaders. She succeeded because her actions came from her heart.
    .
    Laksiri has briefed us on the shape and health of Australian politics.
    A MUST read is ‘The Guardian’ resident journalist in Australia, Jason Wilson
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/17/australians-are-asking-how-did-we-get-here-well-islamophobia-is-practically-enshrined-as-public-policy
    Australia is confused.
    .
    Is there a lesson for us here?

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    We can explain this in different angles. See Srilankan buddhists. Very small country. Originally it must have been 99% buddhists. Have we ever killed others because they were migrants or devotees of other religions ?. Think about Religious influence from both sides.

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    My Elders tell me , similar incident occurred in Srilanka where not 50 but 200 poor Sons, Dads and Grand Dads were gunned down while praying at a Mosque in Kathankuddy.-

    But the perpetrators were never caught . let alone prosecuted and condemned like Jacinta did..
    My Elders also tell me that some of the people who helped the perpetrators are living comfy lives in the West including New Zealand.-

    Of Course it is History ..now.
    But what I like to know is whether these Western Countries expressed the same disgust at the time when Kathankuddy Massacre happened?.

    Do those UN Resolutions which are demanding that the Srilankan Forces which eliminated the perpetrators of that Massacre in Kathankuddy must be handed to them for War Crimes, ever mentioned the200 who were shot on their knees, the same way as in Christchurch?..

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “My Elders tell me , similar incident occurred in Srilanka where not 50 but 200 poor Sons, Dads and Grand Dads were gunned down while praying at a Mosque in Kathankuddy.-“

      Didn’t your Elders also tell you at the time of the massacre Dr Mahinda’s pet tiger Karuna was actively seeking targets to make your VP lokka happy while Gota’s KP was sending arms and ammunitions from far and wide places?
      You Elders are senile and can’t remember everything.

      Aren’t some of your wealthy mates grateful to VP for making them New Rich helping them to make loads of money from Defense supplies?

      If Gota wanted he could have had the murderers hung by their neck or b***s.

      Can you tell us as to what measures did state take to discover the perpetrators of more than 60,000 ( up to 130,000) disappeared in the Southern part of this island between October 1987 and 1990. Incidentally your boss the crooked clan chief went all the way to Geneva to campaign for the human rights of the people who were forced to disappear.

      You should stop being an active bull s****er and start acting upon the truth deficit.

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      Innocent Muslims were gunned down in a mosque in New Zealand, however western counties know that Kattankudi and the Kattankudi mosque is a hot bed of Jehadi/Salafist Islam and was used at that time was the headquarters of the eastern Muslim home guards , who were heavily armed by the Sri Lankan armed forces to commit horrible atrocities on the eastern Tamils ,like killing, looting, raping, ethnic cleansing , kidnapping and forced conversions to Islam. Even some Sinhalese army officers were horrified at the brutality and violence that these Muslim home guards inflicted on the hapless Tamils . They burnt and destroyed many Hindu temples. In some instances the population in the village were locked up inside the temple and burnt alive with the temple , with the Sinhalese army looking on and keeping guard with these home guards. Now all these once 100% Tamil Hindu villages are no go areas for the Tamils and they have not been allowed to return . They have now become Muslim areas and in place of a temple a mosque now stands. Tamils were chased out of Kattankudi a few years before the attack by Muslim mobs , assisted by local Sinhalese police. All this started in 1985 ,when Muslim thugs and criminals from the western province , were deliberately sent to the Kalmunai area by minister Mohammed , who is of recent Tamil Nadu origin , at the request of anti Tamil JR Jayawardene, to deliberately create a rift between the local Tamils and Muslim Tamils , as many Muslims were joining the LTTE and they did not want this and created this problem. This is why the LTTE attacked the Mosque and the western nations know the reason. Only Sinhalese racists and Islamic Jehadis , keep on mentioning about Kattankudi but not the war crimes committed on the eastern Tamil by these Muslim home guards and the Sri Lankan STF. Please refer and the entire truth will come out. Racist

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        SSS

        You are accusing the Muslims and, to a lesser extent, the Army of unimaginable brutalities against the Tamils. But, your allegations are very general, sans specifics and evidence. To start with, can you provide:

        1. In respect of the many Hindu temples burnt and destroyed, a list of such temples,
        location and dates of the incidents.

        2. Similar details where “the population in the village were locked up inside the temple and
        burnt alive with the temple.

        3. Names of the “once 100% Tamil Hindu villages” which “have now become Muslim areas”.

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    SSS

    You are accusing the Muslims and, to a lesser extent, the Army of unimaginable brutalities against the Tamils. But, your allegations are very general, sans specifics and evidence. To start with, can you provide:

    1. In respect of the many Hindu temples burnt and destroyed, a list of such temples,
    location and dates of the incidents.

    2. Similar details where “the population in the village were locked up inside the temple and
    burnt alive with the temple.

    3. Names of the “once 100% Tamil Hindu villages” which “have now become Muslim areas”.

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