1 October, 2020

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Despite Concerns Raised By Lankan Muslims, The “Butcher Of Burma” In Sri Lanka

Despite concerns raised by Sri Lankan Muslims over the visit of Burmese monk Ashin Wirathu who has been held responsible for spreading racial hatred that led to the murder of thousands of Burmese Muslims,  the monk has arrived in Sri Lanka last night to participate in the summit of Buddhist monks tomorrow, organised by the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS).

BBS Representatives had visited the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning to welcome Wirathu into the country.

Yesterday,  the Sri Lanka Muslim Council raised concerns over the possible visit of Wirathu to Sri Lanka to partake in the summit organised by the extremist group BBS. They pointed out that Wirathu’s participation and his speeches might led to a recurrence of the tragic events that expired in Aluthgama few months ago, similar to what happened due to the speech made by BBS General Secretary Galagoda Atte Gnanasara.

The organisations therefore, urged the government to refrain from granting visa to Wirathu pointing out it would help maintain peaceful co-existence in the country.

Gnanasara however lashed out against the organisations that opposed Wirathu’s visit.

“Venerable Wirathu has not been found guilty of perpetrating any crimes. No one has the right to oppose a visit by any Buddhist leader, particularly not someone of his caliber. Everyone must keep in mind that this is a Sinhala Buddhist country,” he added.

The government of Sri Lanka has granted visa to Wirathu who is held responsible for the murder of thousands of Muslims in Burma, just days after President Rajapaksa assured the General Secretary of the Organisation of Islamic Countries of doing everything in his power to ensure the safety of Muslims in Sri Lanka.

Time magazine ran a piece on Wirathu last year complete with a picture of the controversial monk on its cover page titled ‘ The Face of Buddhist terror’.

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    The need for Myanmar like mechanism to deal with Islam.
    Islam however, whoever says what, Is a barbaric religion. The religion asks to kill those who do not believe in Islam. The justification is, “it is better to kill them than let them live with no faith on Allah” so killing infidels is this justified as “for the betterment of infidels”
    E.g : Quran
    2:191 “..And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. And fight not with them at the Inviolable Place of Worship until they first attack you there, but if they attack you (there) then slay them. Such is the reward of disbelievers”

    2:193 “And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah.”

    2:216 “Warfare is ordained for you, though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen that ye hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that ye love a thing which is bad for you. Allah knoweth, ye know no.t.

    2:244 “Fight in the way of Allah, and know that Allah is Hearer, Knower.”

    5:33 “The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom”.

    In Islam, everything is governed under Quran. Children are taught only Islam, but not even a word about other religions. They are taught and trained to act as killing machines and spread Islam. This is the reason why Islam is very aggressive and Islam itself is terrorism.
    When the majority of a country is Islam, they impose Sharia. They justify it as the “divine law of God”. Non-Muslims also need to adhere to sharia, or be punished under sharia. Non-Muslims are not given jobs/education or other opportunities. There will be taxes on non-Muslims, just because they are non-Muslims. E.g. Indonesia, Malaysia
    See “Jizya” : e.g : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jizya
    Why non-Muslims should pay Jizya : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6g9ohG-784
    Muslims migrate to Non-Muslim country and slowly (yet steadily) grow their numbers. They act very innocent and get all the benefits under the majority. Most of the other civilised religions do not depress other religions. And Islam grows with no threat from the existing principle religion ( Buddhism or Christianity) once they grow the numbers, then ask for sharia and special laws. And when they can, they take the power of the country and make it a Muslim country. No democracy , no mercy for minorities there onwards. Non-Muslims are depressed and killed.
    See why terrorism is allowed in Islam: http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Why_Terrorism_is_Allowed_in_Islam

    Further Islam allows its followers to cheat infidels in order to covet them to Islam.
    (http://www.investigativeproject.org/3641/the-evils-of-the-muslim-brotherhood-evidence)
    Look at this own publication by an Islamic organisation. It says, Islamic woman is independent of her husband and has her own rights.
    “Muslim women have all the rights of their male counterparts. Islam granted full rights to women fourteen hundred years ago. Muslim women may own and dispose property; they may work, exercise voting powers and exercise numerous other rights freely without constraints. More so, Muslim women cannot be forced to marry against their will.”
    (http://www.whatisislamabout.com/islam/what-is-islam/)
    What a joke. In Islamic countries a woman is not allowed to walk without her husband / son or father. And he is prisoned under the hijab.
    Lying, Stealing, and Cheating to Victory: In a recent article titled “The Islamist Group’s Hidden Intentions,” appearing in Watani, the author Youssef Sidhom exposes a document “which carries the logos of both the Muslim Brotherhood and its political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party.” Written by the Deputy to the Supreme Guide, Khairat el-Shater and addressed “to all the Brotherhood branches in the governorates,” the memo calls on Muslims to cheat, block votes, and “resort to any method that can change the vote” to ensure that Morsi wins, which, of course, he just did—amidst many accusations of electoral fraud. El-Shater concluded his memo by saying, “You must understand, brothers, that our interest lies wherever there is the Sharia of Allah, and this can only be by preserving the [MB] group and preserving Islam.”

    In short, the Muslim Brotherhood has not changed; only Western opinion of it has. As it was since its founding in 1928, the group is committed to empowering and spreading Sharia law—a law that preaches hate for non-Muslim “infidels,” especially Islam’s historic nemesis, Christianity, and allows anything, from lying to cheating, to make Islam supreme. Now that the Brotherhood has finally achieved power, the world can prepare to see such aspects on a grand scale.
    It is rather apparent the reference to “satin” in Christianity and reference to “mara” in Buddhism must be referred to the same, that is Islam and its God Allah. According to Christianity and to Buddhism, there is a dooms day; where e the world destroys, when people are sinners. It must be referred to a situation where Islam conquers the world. Or rather “satin” or “mara” conquer the world. Then the glory of the world is gone. And world get destroyed itself.

    So via democracy, kindness the world simply cannot deal with Islam. Islam is such that It is like a cancer. By loving the cancer or by been nice to cancer, you can’t get rid from that. You need to treat the cancer in such a way to get rid from that.

    The mechanism in Myanmar, is thus rather justified. Since they understood that Islam is growing and soon, they will be slaves under Islam hypocrisy and depression. A problem which cannot be addressed democratically or with a human feelings. Look, what happened in all Buddhist countries, in all peaceful countries. Islam enters and they simply destroy it. E.g. Sri Lankan, India, Maldives, Bangladesh etc etc.

    The American Approach is better, but is in macro level. Mass scale Muslim depression. While America treats the would cancer like that, small nations like Myanmar or Sri Lanka need to act in a grass root level to get rid form the world cancer.
    Sri Lankans, if they need to be safe, have to think about Something like in Myanmar, before it is too late. I think Sri Lankan Buddhist are ( or they used to be ) too good and too innocent. Bodu Bala Sena is doing a marvellous duty by making it clear to Sinhalese. Let’s hope the Glory of the world will remain longer, with No Islam Hypocrisy.

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      You have given a marvellous analysis.Yes this is exactly the picture. Muslims are given a hideous authority to destroy other religions and cultures by Their quranic versions and they do not think it is wrong.They do it in subtle way by propagating their numbers and religion and the best way to treat them is as you said as a ” spreading cancer” . One has to eradicate cancer if need to survive.There is no other possibility by showing g kindness and compassion.If we do not act proactively our future generations will curse us.Rather than fighting against Muslims other religions and cultures should get together to fight against the growing threat.Agter all world is not only for them .It is for everyone to live in peace.They can have their Caliphate on Middle East and all the Muslims can go there and live.
      I am in fancied by the acts of BBS .They are fighting for the right cause.But in a very immature and childish way.They need to be more diplomatic and address the issue in a logical manner rather than an emotional way. Time to wake up and see the issue in a realistic way and do the need ful to protect our centuries old culture .If we decide to ignore the issue our future generations will have to suffer.

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        The police and military should shut down all public meetings organized for the Butcher of Burma who is a clear and present threat to the Peace and security of ALL Sri Lankan.

        The police and military have shut down various journalism seminars and educational workshops in the past that were not a threat at all, so they should certainly ask the organizers to cancel the Butcher of Burma’s talks to Sinhala “Buddhist” Modayas who mock the true teachings of the Buddha which are Ahimsa, Karuna, Metta, Muditha, Upeka etc. .

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      Roshi, the copy and paste buttons on your computer has certainly been busy, spouting nonsense as usual. You certainly like to see your name in print. All religious books were written in medieval times when people thought nothing of advocating killing as a punishment, more as a deterrent as the cost of jails then were prohibitive. There is a clause in the Bible that says you should kill the man you see working on a Sunday. I’d like to see the staunch Christian who is going to carry that command out. You envisage Islam as a problem because the Muslims in IS murdered two journalist. It is abhorrent yes, but there are also people of other religions slaughtering innocents every day for no reason except greed, perceived fear or culture. What reason did USA and UK have for the genocide in Iraq. The USA thought nothing of the total destruction of the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. What motivated the dropping of Agent Orange bombs in Vietnam by USA that annihilated their agriculture and the pitiful slaughter of poor innocents and children still being born with catastrophic birth defects. Why did the Nazis kill 6 million Jews? We are all friends now except by your analyses, the Muslims.

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        A very good response. This is selective hatred for Muslims. The Sri Lankan government is sending a strong signal that it supports the violence and brutality by this murderous monk, who has been welcomed here to incite and show solidarity with our overfed rogue monk, and his campaign to terrorize Muslim families. The rajapaksa’s are doing the bidding of Islamaphobes, but fails to see the consequences of their actions. It seems they yearn for more suicide bombings and terrorist attacks, but this time they may come from international extremists, they seem to be inviting from their anti Muslim actions. The entire island will suffer as a result. The rajapaksa family lacks intelligence, but makes up for it with cunning, dishonesty and ruthlessness.

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          Muslims believe in Allah and Allah’s message is peace.

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            Islam is not just a religion but a complete political system encompassing even how to clean after pee and whom to be friends with. Peace or Daresalaam for Muslims is only when everyone become Muslim and until then its jihad – fight for Allah all the way.

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          Manel,wait and see when they build a mosque in front of your house and when your children and grand children have to fight with their fanatics with time to come. They are not innocent as they project and we are naive and innocent to believe they are innocent. Every muslim is thinking about propagating their god given duty of propagating Islam and it is a fact. Time is running out and you may see the changes in front of your eyes soon if you wish to turn the other way around..

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            Prasad,
            If your born as Lanka Muslim in your next life, then you would be very pleased see these huge Mosques near Manel’s house and you would thank your fathers..what a contrast of thinking…
            Prasad, don’t you see these religious superiority or separation is something planted on your consciousness by your elders at very younger age. SL education should changed to have only one subject call “religionS”, schools should teach children about all kind of spiritual teaching, and children should learn family traditions of one particular religious practices from their parents. I believe India has made their Gov schools secular long time back, Japan did that in early 70s..
            If you ask young Indian, they tell you that they learnt about all prominent religions at school, I guess some school teach Baghawad Geeta as “Way of daily life”..

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              Dear AVB.I get your point.I am not sure what I will be in my next birth and your argument is valid in that way.However we cannot ignore what we see in front of our eyes in this present life sadly.We are peace loving and we have lived like that for many centuries.I am sure all the non-buddists want to see us like that way as well.However,when you see a wild tree eroding your foundation of the house it is difficult to ignore that and look the other way around, as some have suggested in this page.Muslims are in many ways different to others.I have many good muslim friends who are very patriotic to the country.This is not about them. Reluctantly though we have to accept the percentage of muslims are rising slowly but steadily and our numbers are going down(This will be a problem in future and not now)Muslims don t like us talking about this as if we practise ”ahimsa”and look the other way around it is ideal for them to go on doing their business.They are very organised in propagating their religion.Look at you tube.The anti-buddist clips they have published and they are on the job silently until the day when they overcome our power base in few centuries time.Unless we forsee this threat and act wisely now, at this present time, like the way our patriotic kings acted in the past there will not be a Sri lanka we love so much for our children in future.This may sound extremely racist and extremist but I wonder whether we have any other choice.Your suggestion about multi religious education is very good.Please if you can, tell that to the leaders of muslim countries and see what will happen.They do not believe in any one one other than ”AllAH”and you might risk your life for trying to do so.This is the problem my friend.You are not only failing to close the door to the enemy but also happy to wait and watch the destruction caused by a subtle and hideous way silently .I cannot do that my friend.I beleive all the people of this country should be able to live in peace and harmony and should be treated with respect.But our patience should not be taken for granted and no one should take us for a ride considering us as ”kavum kana modayas”.Respect our existence and do not threaten our centuries old tradition and culture.All of you minorities can peacefully live with us in that context without any problem.

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            The paranoia displayed by these parochial born again Buddhists is astounding. I am aware that Buddhism as a way of life is the only religion revered by Christians, Muslims, Jews and Hindus etc. all over the world. However, judging by these comments, there appears no shortage of idiots convinced that everybody is poised to destroy them. This is the sort of paranoia that led to wars and to the holocaust and the wholesale violation of Human Rights. In the 60’s USA was convinced, Communism was going to destroy democracy and they bombed, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia and Korea. Millions of innocents paid with their lives.

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          You can’t be a Buddhist though you call yourself Manel. I believe you are a Muslim using a bogus name. Or you are living in a different time period. Go check faithfreedom(.)org and then see if you think of Islam in the same light. These are barbarians, not human beings.

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      What does Buddhism say in contrast?Could you explain?

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      What have Muslims living in SL done to you and Buddhism in general to deserve this type of swearing and cursing from people like you and BBS? Your mind has got influenced by what is going on in the outside world as in the criminal beheading of journalists by IS followers, and you want to take it out on peaceful Muslims living in your own country? They are fighting a political battle but selling the name of Islam to recruit disillusioned volunteers to fight their battles recruiting them Muslims from foreign countries.

      Nothing will ever change the versus of the Holy Quran till doomsday nor weaken the resolve of Muslims towards their religion – Islam, except to hang-on to it steadfastly even if it means getting killed for being Muslim. Your saints Wirathu and Gnanasara meet their match when the wrath of God befalls on them for creating such mischief and mayhem on this earth. You all will have no place to run and hide.

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      This is not threat to Muslims or minority communities of Srilanka.Only threat to Peace loving Buddhist & Country of Sri Lanka.The clear picture is come out. The government having lot of link with the leading terrorists. The correct time he brought the Mayanmar terrorist priest to view the worl openion.

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      There are 4 ways to deal with Islam.

      The Burmese way, the Indian way, the Israeli way and the American way.

      Whatever the way used the same result can be achieved.

      I prefer SL using the Israeli way.

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        SL is adopting the easy way which is Burmese way!

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        sri lankan muslims are not terrarist. jathivadayo only saying this words.

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      We all know that main foreign exchange means that the country has today is foreign labour sent to Middle east countries. Those countries are 100% islam. Any visionary leaders to think it twice before allowing any terro monks or other reglious leaders to get in to the country where also islamists live for ages. This to get it easily has been very difficult to Rjaapakshe idiots because they always reacted without vision and wisdom. No any preivous leaders did that – nor did Premadasa. So today, we the sinahalyas have been betrayed by this ballige putha without thinking twice. Most importantly in a country where every 4 th has trend to suicide – every 4th getting caught by Drug and alcohol – to allow any kind of self immolation gurus like the one visiting from Myanmar is beyond all bearing. THis the analysts and anyone with a little brain should be very clear but Rajapakshes not. Dayana jayathilaka buruwa should make it very clear to his president the danger before this kind of visitor getting to this island without any kind of prior analysis. All selfish so called analysts should come forward to help the nation than doing so to the power greedy sicky politicians.

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      Any leader who would become the leader of th enation next should first pave all ways to restore lawful nation by bringing 17Amd. Yesterday Jaya lalitha was convicted, why cant we convict Rajapakshes for their all crimes being continued by them in a whole scale manner ? It is all far poor indians have good democratic provision in their prevailing laws, but the island does not have. We had them once but the ballige putha and his adminsitration has eroded them for his survivial. Telling otherway around and abusing the laws as no other leaders did, was what he has been practising.

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        ASHIN WIRATHU should be given a state welcome.

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      Ashin Wirathu is a Leading Buddhist prelate and Sri Lanka is a Sinhala Buddhist country. Ashin has all the rights to visit Sri Lanka and if the Muslims are against his visit let them go back and join their Arab Muslim brothers.

      WELCOME ASHIN WIRATHU TO SRI LANKA

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        Weera Bandara

        “Sri Lanka is a Sinhala Buddhist country.”

        Good, when did Sri Lanka become a Sinhala/Buddhist country?

        It is a news to me.

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          Hay kallathoni vedda,
          The real Vedda chief Wanniale Atto was at the BBS conference as a guest. What say eh.

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            mechanic

            Have you worked out the meaning of abstained, if you haven’t bad luck.

            What is the connection between Ancient Jaffna (published in 1926) and G G Ponna’s 1939 racism?

            Are you still awaiting for Banda to deal with it or OTC the plagiarist to copy and paste lies from fiction.

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      All you need to do is go and check faithfreedom(.)org and you will understand the evil of Islam. It will tell you why they behave like barbarians beheading innocent people just because they are non believers. Let all your friends know about this site.

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    This is where MR administration is left to bring the responses of the nation as to why they allowed this kind of monks to visit the island nation. And this further proves GOTAs behind curtain mechanisms caricature MR regime. People have all rights to know all these. Right at the moment with the great news – that North korean leader at his earlier 30ties faces all kind of health problems for all the brutalities he respectlessly went on – majority of srilankens raise the question when MR and the thugs will face their Karma.

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      DesperateThoughts,

      We do think Buddhist terrorist Wiratu visiting Sri Lanka will have adverse effects on the Muslim community and others, as attacks against them may be incited by Wiratu. Gnanasara and Gota I am sure welcome him to boost the Sinhala Buddhist extremism.

      On the other hand look at Aung San Suu Kyi: Hailed as a paragon of democracy in Asia; did she say a word about the Buddhists attacking, killin, driving out and ill treating Muslims egged on by Wiratu and his horde of terrorists?

      She doesn’t say a word so she approves of it. This is the state of democracy and rule of law in Asia today! Sri Lanka and Maharajapakses are only aping what is going on in Burma.

      These are the miracles of Asia, more might join these demonish democracies.

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        thiru
        Burma is not the Mecca of Srilankan Buddhists and it
        never has been except the MR regime’s futile efforts
        to antagonize the west so that more Chinese and
        Indian involvement in Srilanka could result in and
        thanks to which UNP can be distanced from coming to
        power.Harassing Muslims of the south had been a daily
        occurrence throughout the history at times in certain
        places with politicians involved and most of the time
        just out of hatred by a selected outcasts of Buddhist
        community.It’s always been the weakest side to
        forget and carry on as if nothing happened but the
        trend today has grown to an epidemic level with the
        carers themselves involved in instigating in order to
        make an earning.All this in the name of the country
        but deep inside with racist motives.

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          MUSLIMS ARE LIVING HAPPILY IN SRI LANKA AND THEY ARE PRAYING 5 TIMES A DAY TO ALLAH.

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            Not ‘Muslims are living,’ MUSLIMS HAD BEEN LIVING
            HAPPILY,ONCE UPON A TIME,YES TRUE,NOT ANYMORE!

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    www
    This is where MR administration is left to bring the responses of the nation as to why they allowed this kind of monks to visit the island nation. And this further proves GOTAs behind curtain mechanisms caricature MR regime. People have all rights to know all these. Right at the moment with the great news – that North korean leader at his earlier 30ties faces all kind of health problems for all the brutalities he respectlessly went on – majority of srilankens raise the question when MR and the thugs will face their Karma.

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    Dear All.
    This goverment knows well that their days are coming to end. With Populairty goes down as in the case of UVA. Now what this government wants is to incite racism among Sinhalese voters so that it could win the election. They came to power on the pretext of defeat of LLTE. Now the country is going down.
    What mahinda did was clear cut economic disaster last five years
    In this modern world he does not know how to handle economy rather he distroy economy
    How and what extend?
    All mega project in down south with public money are waste of money
    All projects he done are not sustainable at all. Look Matala air port, harbour project and all his projects are useless
    All his family members control the entire countries
    All senior SLFP are marginalised or ask to bow down to MR family
    The country is sold to china with high interest rate loans
    People are suffering with price hykes
    People can not pay bills
    More than 50% people in parliament are without any qualification
    Some senior diplomats are from MR family or army
    They do not have any national interest rather personal interest
    So it is timely needed to bring down this Burmess racist to invite racism to allue more votes from Sinhalese .
    Timing is so important

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      but any new govt shold continue to promote Hambantota harbour and Airport… so that more jobs could be generated – these buggers in power shold be convicted to the very same manner – they did it with Sadam Hussein. I really dont think people would shed a drop tear if JVP led coalition would do so. The man deserves to be beheaded for all the crimes and abuses his adminsitration has made during last five years.

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    Despite the anti Muslim nonsense one reads in these blogs, these trained bigots cannot convince anyone that the criminals who have spread hate, resorted to violence, and even murder in our nation, lately have been Sinhala mobs led by western backed criminals who don saffron robes, leading the murderous thugs.
    That is the fact, and no amount of hate propaganda spewed here can change those facts.
    It was not the Muslims who initiated the violence, or went around burning places of worship, or businesses belonging to the minority, it was incited haters from the majority.
    It was the thugs from what is supposed to be from the most peaceful religion in Sri Lanka, who went around like demented animals, terrorizing helpless men, women and children, and no amount of justifications, lies about Islam, and anti Muslim rhetoric, can change the facts.

    The fact that these comments support the most disgusting butcher of Myanmar and his actions, simply proves their mind set and intentions to spread the lies and propaganda. They simply waste their time here.

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    It also is confirmed that the Minister of Defense and his brother secretary are overseas (conveniently?)

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    Butcher of Burma has come to join hands with Butcher of Sri Lanka to slaughter the Muslims. Abasaranie!

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    ..be that as it may I find it ironical that the Ven Dalai Lama, by any
    standard a highly respected Buddhist leader,a leader respected by all other religions as well, has been denied a visit visa to PRAY at
    the religious sites in SL when ,to qte the BBS, “no one has the right
    to oppose a visit by ANY Buddhist leader…….Everyone must keep in mind
    that this is a sinhala Buddhist country”
    So,is this selective Buddhism???????????????
    Arul

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      Arul

      “Everyone must keep in mind that this is a sinhala Buddhist country”

      Soon it is going to be a Sinhala/Buddhist country.

      However you are rest assured it will never become a Buddhist country which follows Buddha’s teaching.

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    Wirathu was jailed for 25 years in 2003 for anti-muslim activities, but was freed in 2003 as part of a general amnesty, as reported by Burmese media.
    In Burma, monks are debarred from taking part in politics.

    http://www.dvb.no/news/wirathu-attends-conference-of-nationalist-sri-lankan-monks-burma-myanmar/44519

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    Such a pity that (being so well connected), BBS didn’t succeed in taking him in through the VIP lounge. Irrespective of his politics in Myanmar, he is a Buddhist dignitary from a Buddhist country with long historical ties with Sri Lanka, and ought to have been taken in through the VIP lounge.

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    CT is anti-Buddhist.

    This Buddhist Sangha member was convicted for being assertive and talking about how buddhist are losing to muslims.

    In others terms This Sangha member had convicted for inciting violence and not anything else.

    Muslim clarcis are openly declaring jihad against non-believers as well as against western govts. How many times those have been convicted.

    IT is the same with Catholic/christian priests.

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      Jim is right. How come CT has no article showing that Jayalalitha has been jailed for four years? It is headline news in India and front page news around the world. If she had made some comment on Sri Lankan Tamils CT would have printed it immediately.

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      Jim softy

      Religion is the opium of the masses- Karl Marx,

      It takes religion for good people to do bad things.

      Can you turn the religious people to be Agnostics, until they prove their beliefs are correct and true.

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      Jim says “how buddhist are losing to muslims”. Is this a game? If Jim Softy was born to Radical Muslim parents, then JimHak Softah would be strong member of the opposite team in this game………

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    Jim softy

    “CT is anti-Buddhist.”

    As a Sinhala/Buddhist you are both anti Buddha and Buddhists.

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    Who says Si Lanka is a Buddhist country or Sinhalese are Buddhists ?

    Sri Lanka and lankan Sinhalese doesn’t follow Buddhism at all..

    Please do not disgrace Buddhism !

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    The reception and the response that the butcher from Mynmar would be an indication of the extent of the chauvinism and the degree of religious intolerance obtaining in Sri Lanka. Bensen

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    Headlines screaming about the “Butcher of Burma” and the “Buddhist bin-Laden” without saying what, exactly, the monk’s anti-Muslim activities have been, is deplorable journalism.

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      “the monk’s anti-Muslim activities have been”

      “deplorable journalism” You need to check before commenting on others. You action is deplorable.

      Some where on CT you quoted BBC. This is also from BBC (by the way I am not “cutting and pasting” instead “copying and pasting”)
      “Of all the moral precepts instilled in Buddhist monks the promise not to kill comes first, and the principle of non-violence is arguably more central to Buddhism than any other major religion. So why have monks been using hate speech against Muslims and joining mobs that have left dozens dead?” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22356306

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    CT may be anti Buddhist because there are no real Buddhists in Lanka land. All the so called guys are fake Buddhists. Majority of them like Mara, Gora, Gnanasara, BBS, JHU, Wirathu rascal and hate other races and religions…and other people. They are anti everything and spoiled by Mahanama,and Mahawamsa lies. They are destroying the once paradise nation. It’s now a killing field with skeletons every where.Vote for Jarapakayas again and again and help destroy it completely and be happy !. Jayawewa !

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      This I dont think. Srilankens today stay mum not only in terms of religious issues but also other alarming issues such as being attacked by state criminals. This has rather lot to do with the underground thuggish practises being applied by Rajapakshes and their goon. Country has turned to a lawless state under the rule of Rajapakshes. Even war was at its heights, people of this country had greater respect to law and order – but having got passed the 18 Amd to the counstitution, using all other paths to fear the nation, the levels have reacheed to the levels that not even so called bravo senior politicians/public servants to stay as if they are fed with clay- (kirimati gilapu kimbulo wage). In such a situation, Rajapakshe can behave as if they are the only saints to protect the nation. It is the outcover of the book. But as AKD clearly analysed it as no other did it sofar, this is a fiction rather than the reality of MR mind set. MR is multiple times brutal than any other terrorists we learnt in this world. They are rascals by nature. I hailed CBK s words, but in her times only this man got the chance to raise his head – of course people shold also have to pay most par t of the guilt to have voted for such a brutal man just not seeing beyond nose.

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    THIS IS THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY.

    WESTERN CHRISTIAN MEDIA PUBLISHES THEIR VERSION.

    Wirathu’s response
    Hannah Beech’s article cannot be read and accepted unless monk Wirathu’s response gains the same prominence given that he accuses her of lying.

    I could not see the hatred behind
    your smiles. I could not see your
    ruthlessness under your tender
    actions.

    I could not see your deceit under
    your sweet words it is like blade
    covered by honey.

    I did not think that a gentle and
    beautiful girl like you have the
    ruthless heart of performing savages
    attack on us to be heard all over the
    world. I could not think that
    because of my background may be as
    you said I was a vagabond.”

    Therefore on what grounds of truth and morality does Time Magazine or Hannah Beech have to bring down the international condemnation gavel on Burma, monk Wirathu or Buddhists of the world?

    My preaching is not burning with hatred as you say. Only your writing is full of hate speech.

    We can forgive the misunderstanding. We can forgive wrong conclusion. But will you deny that your hatred words targeted me to tarnish my reputation.

    Please recheck your words and the words that I preached.

    Now is not the time for calm.”

    Now is the time to rise up to make your blood boil.” These are your words.

    Now I show my words.

    969 is for peace,

    We should preserve these noble reputations of Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha.

    For our National cause, our Culture and our Faith,

    We will avoid terror act.

    Upholding three gems (Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha)

    We will perform with honesty, diligence and determined attempts.

    For our national cause,

    We will carry out it warmly without ignorance.”

    These are my words. It is clear that you made savage attack against me by comparing my words and your words.

    Legacy of Western imperialism
    It is obvious that Hanna Beech is building up an argument that Buddhism has become a religion of violence claiming that Buddhism has largely escaped trial”. She cites examples from Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Thailand to project a notion of Buddhist chauvinism ill-forgetting that it was the monks who protected the religion, race and State of these Buddhist nations when they were faced with brutal onslaughts of Western Christian Armies at the instigation of the Vatican, Dutch Reformed Church or the Church of England, and many of these countries have had their Buddhist roots razed and Buddhists either killed or chased away – she conveniently omits mention of Bangladesh and Maldives as once Buddh ist nations where Islamic invaders killed the Buddhist monks and destroyed Buddhist artefacts, never mentioned too was how the world’s oldest university at Nalanda was raised to the ground by Islamic hordes and the Buddhist monks who stood and accepted their karmic fate were slaughtered in their hundreds. Incidentally, the Islamic element has become part of contemporary Islamic incursions alongside armed militant elements that has got unarmed Buddhists worried of history being repeated. Additionally, the invisible Christian element through conversions subtly taking place again echoes a re-entry of colonialism. Preparedness for both these Abrahamic incursions is the challenge that Buddhist Asia is now forced to gear itself up to.

    Thus, the formerly Buddhist lands are no more and the dominos are certainly falling on the remaining Buddhist hinterlands. Therefore, what is the crime for defending one’s hinterland? Is Hannah Beech and Time Magazine desiring that Buddhists in the remaining Buddhist nations simply remain passive spectators because their religion denotes them to be compassionate without defending what is theirs? The Buddha has said to be compassionate and kind but he has not taught to not defend oneself or one’s country or Buddhist values and heritage.

    Given that Hannah’s arguments rests on the logic of religion and violence we would like to remind Hannah that not a single Offensive War has been fought by Buddhists. Buddhists have never invaded other nations or usurped the rights of people’s religions by converting them by deceitful means. The histories of Africa, North and South America, Middle – East, and Asia all reveal the wanton destruction committed on the indigenous people by invading armies belonging to Abrahamic religious faiths. No amount of indulgence in human rights rhetoric and peace studies cosmetics can erase or whitewash the genocides, mass murders and crimes against humanity committed by people of European Christian stock and Islamic conquerors in their drive for world domination.

    Media’s silence
    Why does the media hesitate to clearly identify the conflicts that have been based on religion combining with political alliances, economic advantage and world supremacy? What of these religious conflicts – Northern Ireland (Roman Catholics vs Protestants), Rwanda genocide, Bosnia-Herzegovina conflict between Muslims, Catholics and Serbian Orthodox, Sudan (Christians-Muslims), Ivory Coast (Muslims-Christians), Cyprus (Christians-Muslims), East Timor (Catholics-Muslims), Iraq (Muslims-Muslims), Kosovo (Christians-Muslims), Kurdistan (Christians-Muslims), Macedonia (Christians-Muslims), Middle East (Jews, Muslims, Christians), Nigeria (Christians-Muslims), Pakistan (Muslims-Muslims), Philippines (Christians-Muslims), Chechnya (Christians-Muslims), Somalia (Wahhabi-Sufi). Over 50 of present day conflicts are either between or because of Muslims or Christians. If Jesus or Allah has never propagated to kill or annihilate people who are not their own why have these Religious Wars taken place consecutively and continue to do so? Buddhists cannot be put into the same basket as these for in defending one’s religion, one’s race and one’s country there is nothing chauvinistic, racist or damning.

    Stakes in Myanmar
    Monk Wirathu has not asked his followers to invade another nation like the Popes of the past did, nor has he said to attack any people – he has only said to defend oneself and to be prepared. There is no crime that anyone can attribute to such a warning. What he is doing is what any nation and patriot would do under the circumstances that the Buddhists of Burma are now placed in and that is to defend one’s nation and one’s people by warning them of foreign incursions. If the US after one single attack which it cannot even prove was committed, applied Christian Just War Theory and illegally invaded Afghanistan and continues to terrorise it after 12 years by starting a War on Terror to defend the US against terrorism, why cannot other nations also defend itself against terrorism because when any group take up arms as the Rohingyas have proved by the numerous armed rebel movements currently receiving training, weapons and financial support, Myanmar has every right to defend itself and monk Wirathu has every right to warn his people of the impending dangers.

    Rohingya Solidarity Organization (RSO)
    Arakan Rohingya Islamic Front (ARIF)
    Rohingya Patriotic Front (RPF)
    Rohingya Liberation Organization (RLO)
    Itihadul Mozahadin of Arakan (IMA)
    Buddhist pacifism and tendency to co-exist in peace with others is being mnipulated to their gross disadvantage. The challenge today is for Buddhists particularly in besieged Buddhist countries like Myanmar, Sri Lanka and even Thailand to unite and to read between the lines.

    ‘Time’ Magazine and Hannah Beech in particular owes Burma and monk Wirathu a public apology. Monk Wirathu’s reply must feature in the next edition of ‘Time’ Magazine alongside that apology. Defaming and demonising is a strategy used by media but Asians are today more enlightened as to the dynamics that prevail in the international political scene and are also aware of the diabolical machinations at play.

    http://www.eurasiareview.com/05072013-time-magazine-was-wrong-burmese-nationalist-monk-wirathu-stands-vindicated%E2%80%8F-oped/

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    nobody cares about the concerns of para muslims…para muslims are ignored and should be chased away….MR the gon raja should act on this now and start chasing para muslims away….

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      ela kolla

      “para muslims are ignored and should be chased away”

      Along with descendants of Kallathonie Tamils and Sinhala/Buddhists. When do we start chasing you away from this island back to your ancestral land Erivirrar Patnam?

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