29 October, 2020

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Does BBS Suffer From Islamophobic Dreads?

By Rifai Naleemi –

Dr. Rifai Naleemi

It is obvious that in many parts of Western world people suffer from Islamophobia. Since 9/11 attacks on innocent Muslims increased dramatically in these countries. Muslim properties are vandalised, mosques are attacked, Muslim cultural heritages are mocked and damaged, Muslim religious symbols are destroyed in some places and ladies with Islamic attires are attacked. All these happened in post and pre-9/11 periods in some western countries. This new social phenomenon originated and developed out of fear of Islam and Muslims. Sometimes this emerged out of hatred towards Islam and Muslim.

One could say that there are some historical, theological and political reasons for this growing hatred campaign between Muslim and Christian communities and yet, how does this phobia creep into the minds of some BBS members today and why do they fear Islam and Muslims in Sri Lanka? Is such fear justifiable? Do they need to fear Islam and Muslims in this Buddhist country? Do they need to create this deliberate and unnecessary phobia in the minds and hearts of innocent Sinhalese people? Can such fear rationally, logically, psychologically, morally justifiable at all? Let us now look into the real meaning and context of this Islamophobia

Definition of Islamophobia

Like many other terms such as terrorism, fundamentalism, radicalism, fanaticism and extremism, the term Islamophobia has not been yet, defined with definite terms or concepts. Even UN nation has not defined the expression of terrorism strictly in any definite term. The Term Islamophobia has been used loosely in recent time by journalist and academics in their writings. Yet, this term has been used to refer to the fear and phobia of Muslim and Islam in recent writing. It could be said that this term is relatively new term and yet, the content of this term had been used in Muslim-Christian relationship since the time of crusades: This fear has its historical origin in the history of Islam and Christianity but yet, this term was not a familiar term in Sri Lankan history. Because, both Muslim and Sinhalese communities have been living as one family in Sri Lanka. Muslims did not have the fear of Sinhalese neither Sinhalese had the fear of Muslims and Islam in Sri Lanka. This is a new terminology in Sri Lankan history itself.

Christians had feared Muslims since the time of crusade and Muslim have feared Christian missionaries since the time of crusades. Hence it can be said that conceptual meaning of this term had been in practice since the crusade and it continued for more than 8 hundreds years in Muslim and Christian history. Yet, this historical fear and enmity has been reappeared and manifested in the modern term Islamophobia. Psychologically speaking the term phobia refers to fear of some of something or some one.

According to the American Psychiatric Association, Phobia is an irrational and excessive fear of an object or situation. In most cases, the phobia involves a sense of endangerment or a fear of harm. For example, those suffering from acrophobia fear being trapped in an inescapable place or situation. This could be likeness of someone being trapped in mines or lifts. Hence it could be said that Islamophobia is unfounded or irrational fear of Muslims and Islam: This is similar to the term as anti-Semitism that referred to fear of Jewish communities. Still anti-Semitism is regarded as a form of racism. The British Runnymede trust defines it as “The term Islamophobia refers to unfounded hostility towards Islam. It refers also to the practical consequences of such hostility in unfair discrimination against Muslim individuals and communities and to the exclusion of Muslims from the mainstream political and asocial affair. (Islamophobia. P. 1).
This is exactly what is happening in Srilanka. BBS has been creating unnecessary fear about Islam and Muslims. This fear is not a real one rather it is an illusive fear that was created with false propaganda machinery. This fear is not based on any logical or rational foundation rather it is based on emotional and immoral foundation. This is what has been going on in Srilanka for the last one year or more. It is well known fact that the majority of Singhalese do not have such fear or such Islamophobia panic at all. They have been interacting peacefully and happily with Muslims. It is handful BBS members have been creating this fear and yet, today Singhalese people are clever enough to know the truth from falsehood.

It is argued that after the dawn falls of communism Islam will be a threat for the Western capitalistic domination in the world and some predicated that there would be a clash of civilizations and such clash will be between Islam and West. This theory of was predicted by Samuel Huntington. Since this false prophecy was made by Huntington some politicians, journalist and writers created a fearful atmosphere by their writing: The former advisor to Jacques Chirac Pierre Lelouche one remarked that; “We run the risk of becoming like the Roman people, invaded by barbarian people such as the Arabs, Moroccans, Yugoslavs and Turks ( Keane: 1993). This was further exaggerated by George Bush after 9/11 by his war on terror and wars of crusades. Since these incidents the fear of Muslim and Islam increased dramatically in the western countries and public heard Islam and Muslims as hundred of anti-Muslim incidents are reported in the western countries and in some case some Muslim people were killed because of this fear. Yet, the most of innocent people in the world know that these are political slogans. We Sri Lankans do not need to follow these political philosophies in our country and we have been living peacefully and we have a history of more than one thousand year of co-existence. We do not have to get guidelines from any other nations how to live in Sri Lanka. We all communities could live peacefully and we could resolve our problems within ourselves without any external intrusion.

Manifestation of Islamophobia in Western nations

This phobia about Islam and Muslim is manifested in different ways in private and public life in many countries in Europe. It was exposed by individuals and by institutions as well those countries openly. The hundred of incidents of hatred towards Islam and Muslims are reported in these countries since 9/11.

The visual summary of this Islamophobia was illustrated by The Runnymede trust in the following diagram: This fear is manifested and exposed in four ways in public and private life. The following diagram illustrates how Islamophobia explodes in different ways.

Exclusion
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Discrimination + Islamophobia + violence
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Prejudice

This show how this islamophobia is reflected in mindsets and behaviour of people. It manifested in racial discrimination and racial prejudice, in some cases in physical abuse and attacks. According to this research report as a result of this phobia Muslims are excluded from employment, management and responsibilities in some case and in some places in some Eurocent countries. Even they are excluded in some cases, from politics and government according to the Runnemede commission. Moreover, Muslim people have been discriminated in employment, and provision of service such as health and education. It further notes that prejudice against Muslims is exposed in the media and every conversation. This fear led to some physical violence and aggression against Muslim in physical assault, vandalising properties and verbal abuse ;( Islamophobia. P. 11)

This fear of Islam and Muslim manifested in numerous attacks on mosques, Islamic centres, Muslim schools, Muslim houses and business places. It was reported that seven pig heads were impaled on spikes outside of a mosques and big blood was smeared over its outside and entrance (Christopher Allen, P.4). Physical attacks on vulnerable Muslim people increased 18 years of old Muslim woman in Slough was beaten by men wielding baseball bats for no reason other than being known as a Muslim lady. Isamophobic incidents were reported in many countries in Europe soon after 9/11. In Denmark a Muslim woman was thrown from a moving taxi, in Germany a bus driver repeatedly shut the bus doors on a Muslim woman and many incidents occurred like this in many part of Europe.

Why all these happened. It is mere fear of Islam and Muslims. This fear is exaggerated in the media and in some political circles. The bias and subjective reporting and portrayal of Muslims and Islam created this fear in the minds and hearts of some these people. It should be noted here that not each and every European has got this fear of Islam and Muslims. It is a handful of people have this fear and yet, it is exposed in the media.

This theory of Islamophobic manifestation has been vividly illustrated in the mentality, mindsets, philosophy, ideologies, behaviours, psycho, activities, actions and missionary works of Budu Bala Sena in Sri Lanka. It is pathetic that BBS members do not show any remorse or sympathy towards minorities in their campaign and show pone hatred to minorities’ people. They openly encourage hatred towards all minorities in the country and they argue that they have begun with Muslims now and it will be extended to all other communities. This is what happened to Jewish communities in Europe before holocaust. BBS in its hundreds of speech and demonstration have called upon public to boycott Muslim business and yet, Sinhalese public are cleverer than these monks and more sympathetic towards minorities and for that reason BBS hatred campaign beyond the two Poya days as predicted by one of venerable professors of Sri-Jayewardene University.

It appears that BBS is copying all these tactics against Muslims in Srilanka from their masters and agents in Europe: They may have learned all these tactics from sheikh Google and its cohorts. or from YouTube clips. BBS is not only defaming peace loving Buddhist communities all over the world by these tactics they also defame the good name of Lord Buddha who proclaimed openly communal harmony.

Muslims have been living peacefully in Sri Lanka with Sinhalese for many centuries and indeed, it was Sinhalese people and Sinhalese kings sheltered and protected Muslims in Sri Lankan in the past. Why do they have to fear Islam and Muslims today for no apparent reasons? Is it because BBS thinks that Sri Lanka will become a Muslim country in 2050? Such a wrong assumption is an illogical mystery. No sound person will believe in that nonsense. If someone believes in that such nonsense, such conjecture can not creep into minds of people except through psychological fear and panic.
Or is it because of communal jealousy that BBS has got this Isamophobia in their minds. There is no need to have any communal jealously over Muslim community in Sri Lanka. Today, Muslim community is one of the poorest of all other communities today. More than 60% Muslim today live below poverty line today and less than 2% of Muslims are employed in public sectors proportionately. Ironically it is generally believed that Muslim community is a business community and it may have been true in the past and not any more. Or is it because of religious hatred that BBS has got this phobia against Islam and Muslims in Srilanka. If they have such hatred in their minds and hearts it is against very teaching of Buddhism. Buddhism never taught hared and will ever and never teach hatred and resentment among people.

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    Another aspect…Muslims are the only religion in the modern world where there are inter-necine killings…shia versus sunni.

    Christians, Buddhists, Jews or Hindus do not kill anyone of the same faith for religious reasons.

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      @ JK Wijedasa,
      I think you may be blind. In india hidus kill eatch other even for their cast etc. Is it not a religion? Where are you come from? It is not a shia sunni problem! it is all political problem. In Islam there is no Sunni, Shia, cast, Races etc….only muslim. Muslim means who follow the Quran and teaching of Prophet Muhammed, and others are non-muslims. There is no Sunni, Shia when the Prophet was living on the earth.

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        Alan,
        You’ve got it all wrong; what Wijedasa says is no Christian, Buddhist, Jew or Hindu kills another for the sake of his Religion. In today’s context, this statement is absolutely true.

        All Muslims believe; nothing but the word of their God Allah is in the Koran. Only when men of God try to interpret the Koran come up the problems. Sufis, Shias, Sunnis and sectarians like Wahhabis give different emphasis to different verses in the Koran and interpret it to pave way for God’s heaven. Clerics of each one of those sects emphasise selected verses of the Koran to prove their chosen point of view.

        For instant, Sufis who are known to be for their live and let live thinking prefer a very rare verse in Koran 2:256, which says; “Let there be no compulsion in religion….” to prove Islam is a peaceful religion and it means no harm to other religions. Whereas, Wahhabis like Bin Ladden has the option to select as many as 109 verses in the Koran that call Muslims to fight war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule to recruit new followers. They all read their chosen verses five times a day. Invariably, in their effort to prove their loyalty to Allah, each one of them ends up accusing the other as an unbeliever and attack them just like Muhammad did. In 3:167, Allah mentioned about hypocrites who avoid “fight in the cause of God.” With that, all Good Muslims are inclined to fight each other.
        Leela

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          @ Leela,
          Osama is not a prophet or islamic scholar, he fought for the American terrorism who expanded their activity to all over oil rich muslim countries. Also he is one of the creation of CIA.i assume, to understand quran you don’t have sufficient knowledge,because reading few sentence you will not understand it. Muhammed is prophet of god. In islam there is no wahabi, sufi,shia,race, cast etc…only quran and teaching of prophet.
          Read the Sir michael hart book on most influential 100 people in the history.

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            Alan,
            Who cares Osama is a prophet or not? I see you have not understood what I wrote above. As for me, I have a clear understanding of Muhammad’s mindset.
            Leela

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              @ Leela
              That is up to you. You have freedom to follow any religion. But we know he is Muhammed…

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              @ Leela,
              You have freedom of religion…But muslims know who is muhammed. And even many muslims talk about his life. Who cares about you, you are just ordinary person on the earth.

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              @ Leela
              What you think about this?

              MADINAH – Former Dutch Islamophobe and a former leading member of far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders’ party Arnoud Van Doorn visited the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah to pray and say sorry for becoming part of a blasphemous film.

              Doorn was among the Freedom Party leaders who produced the blasphemous film, Fitna. Last month he reverted to Islam after an extensive study about the religion and the Prophet (peace be upon him).

              He said that the worldwide outrage against the film made him study about the Prophet (pbuh) and that eventually led to his conversion.

              He headed for Makkah to perform Umrah after meeting the two imams of the Prophet’s Mosque, Sheikh Ali Al-Hudaifi and Sheikh Salah Al-Badar, who enlightened him on how to lead the life of a good Muslim and confront challenges facing Islam in the West.

              A member of the Dutch parliament and The Hague City Council, Doorn announced his decision to accept Islam on his Twitter profile. He also posted a tweet in Arabic declaring that “there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his Prophet.”

              At first, other users took the news as a joke. After all, an active supporter of a notorious Dutch hater of Islam, Wilders, he repeatedly approved Islamophobic statements and public actions, and personally participated in them.

              But Doorn, who now serves as a regional adviser at the City Hall in The Hague, personally confirmed his decision to practice Islam in an official letter to the city mayor.

              Most recently, the politician filed a formal application to the mayor of the city to allow him to perform prayers obligatory for Muslims during his working hours.

              “I can understand people are skeptic, especially that it is unexpected for many of them,” Doorn told Al-Jazeera English satellite channel.

              “This is a very big decision, which I have not taken lightly.”

              “In my own close circle people have known that I have been actively researching the Qur’an, Hadith, Sunnah and other writings for almost a year now,” he said.

              “In addition, I have had numerous conversations with Muslims about the religion.”

              Driven by his party’s anti-Islam discourse, Doorn decided to dig in for the truth about the religion himself.

              “I have heard so many negative stories about Islam, but I am not a person who follows opinions of others without doing my own research,” he said. “Therefore, I have actually started to deepen my knowledge of Islam out of curiosity.”

              The 46-year-old has continued on The Hague Council as an independent candidate since splitting from Wilders’s party. Doorn’s decision to embrace Islam has won mixed reactions in the Netherlands.

              “According to some people I am a traitor, but according to most others I have actually made a very good decision,” he told Al-Jazeera.

              “The reactions are generally positive and I also received quite some support via twitter.

              “It feels good that people who do not know me personally have understanding of my situation and support me in my choice.”

              Asked if he now regretted joining the Freedom Party, he replied: “I have learned that every experience in life has a purpose. However, with the knowledge I have today, I would have undoubtedly made a different choice.”

              For the Dutch politician, finding Islam was finally guiding him to the true path in his life. “I have made mistakes in life as many others. From these mistakes I have learned a lot,” Doorn said.

              “And by my conversion to Islam I have the feeling that I finally found my path. I realize that this is a new start and that I still have much to learn as well.”

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          @ Leela
          I have got it right what Wijedasa says…..just read again,,,

          Another aspect…Muslims are the only religion in the modern world where there are inter-necine killings…shia versus sunni.

          Shia versus sunni means both are same religion.

          that you misunderstood. Hindus kills even for the cast issues in india. Are you living in the earth????

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    Writer Dr. Rifai Naleemi is asking: “… how does this phobia creep into the minds of some BBS members today and why do they fear Islam and Muslims in Sri Lanka? Is such fear justifiable?”

    Let me try and answer it. But first, read this proposed bill by a Muslim MP and see whether it gives an indication of an answer to the wanky question.

    In the mixed section of Sri Lanka Gazette notice dated 19/04/2013 a notice appeared under the no 767. The notice has been placed by the UNP Trinco District Parliamentrin S.M. Thawfeek, MP to inform the general public that he intend to present two acts in the parliament to form two Arabic schools namely ‘Ealvaniyah’ and ‘Abu Hurairah’. Now unless one digs deep in to it, there isn’t much to it.

    The notice says: “Under section 48(1) of the Standing orders of Sri Lanka Parliament, S.M. Thawfeek MP, declares his intention to introduce two acts to form two (said) schools for following purposes and for ‘the common good of the people.’
    1) To train and produce Theologists (Wahhabis) to help guide the society to live under Islamic Shariah law. (emphasis mine)
    2) To safeguard Islamic religion.”

    My simple analysis of Thawfeek’s aim goes like this: It’s a very small move of a very large plot. Question is: When Shariah is not codified in Sri Lanka, what’s the use of compelling the public at large to learn about Shariah law?

    I say, this promoter and MP, Thawfeek’s and those who are readying these two schools have ulterior motives. Their aim is to change the mindset of Muslims in this country in favour of Shariah laws. Otherwise, why train Mullah to help guide the society to live under Islamic Shariah law which is not inforce here. It is clear they guys aim to pressure Sri Lanka government to codify Shariah law at least in parts of the country where Muslims are the majority. We’ve read such demands in write-ups during RanilW’s UNP regime. Add bantu land concept of Tamils we will have ‘One country many systems’. That’s exactly most commentaters here want.

    Getting back to the point, tell us one country that codified Shariah law as common law that tolerate secular political system where all people are treated equal? None. Shariah forbids secular political system. Those who insult Muhammad or Allah are put to death. There is no freedom to follow one’s religion. In one verse Koran says; “no compulsion in religion” In another verse 9:29 it says, people of other religions have to pay a poll tax called the jizya to Muslims. In short, Shariah is incompatible with democracy. Under Shariah law, Allah is at the head and a ruling body of clerics interpret Allah’s law. That’s Shariah Law. That’s what they do in Saudi. So how could Thawfeek’s two schools that train teaches to teach Shariah law help guide our present day democratic and secular society (however faulty) to be better?

    I bet these bigots are conniving to change composition of the present day society. This is what BBS and RS whistle is all about. Stand up! Who says coming up Shariah schools is not a threat?
    Leela

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      Insecurity in faith breeds fear and hostility.

      Shariah is a Divine injunction applicable to the Muslims in their day to day life. This is built in and no practicing Muslim will ever discard it no matter what the consequences are. Muslims believe that only The Creator can explain His creation; how life on earth should be lived according to His Will. The most striking feature in Shariah is that all Muslims abide by the ‘law of the land’. Those who apply the Shariah in their lives socially and economically enjoy the fruits of this life and hopefully they will receive the reward of eternal salvation. Increasing the prosperity of the Muslims in the world has become so visible; jealousy has crept in. Jealousy is cancerous and can eat up human values and blinds rational thinking. Shariah complies with most of the Universal laws. The application of Shariah is only in Islamic countries collectively and in the non Islamic countries the Muslims apply on an individual basis thus abiding by the local laws.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1shfqw_ROo#t=10m19s

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      Dear Leela, you have mentioned “the Sharia law is incompatible with democracy and alla is the head of this law” for which I do not agree with you for bare reasons that professor C.G. Weeramanthri has stated in his book “Islamic Jurisprudence”. So please try to refer this book if possible to widen your horizons towards the subject matter and that would rather than groping in darkness.

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        Maghribi and good citizen,
        In Islam Sharia is perfect and an inclusive law. It even tells followers which hand he should hold it while urinating. There is no room for correction even that.

        As for Jurisprudence, Koran says; a woman’s testimony is worth half that of a man, and Muslims are superior to Jews and Christians. And atheists are to be killed outright. No excuses, followers have to practice all of it if they are good Muslims, and not only some of it as Dr Naik says.

        Muslims living in secular Sri Lanka with one person one vote democracy cannot practice any of those even in secret. That’s why some of good Muslims become killers like Bin Laden. They don’t accept local laws that are in conflict with Sharia. So your saying, ‘Shariah complies with most of the Universal laws’ don’t come in to play with good Muslims.

        So, Weermanthri can say what he likes. But I say, a good Muslim cannot be a good citizen in a democracy at the same time even for few reasons I have explained above.
        Leela

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    Look I think the Buddhists have said enough… its the Muslims turn to answer some hard questions…

    * Dont pretend you do not know that the issue is against the Wahhabis and not Islam or Muslims

    * Remove loudspeakers at mosques

    * Confirm that no mosques will be put up in sacred buddhist areas and encroachment of lands will stop

    * Both Hindus and Buddhists do not like halal animal slaughter – it must stop

    * Muslim dress – this is not part of Islam – it is a tradition cooked up by Wahhabis… does it mean those who wear this costume support Wahhabis???

    For heavens sake answer these questions and let us get on with our lives…

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      Vysya, are you an animal living in the nether-world, making foolish remarks on the sanctity of peaceful souls? Your corrupt formulations has crept into ever tolerating CT forum in the recent past, in the likes of Lester and Leela.

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      Shiva

      I am not sure your laundry list of demands are a request or threat posed against the Muslims. Please clarify.

      “Dont pretend you do not know that the issue is against the Wahhabis and not Islam or Muslims”

      Thamby Shiva

      What is your intention behind your judgement? Are you planning to take an non existent issue, campaign for it and polarize people, make it worse, and beat the Muslims and deport them to Mecca?

      My elders see a pattern of behaviour on the part of both Sinhala/Buddhists and Tamil Saivaites.

      Isn’t it a case of manufacturing consent?

      ” Remove loudspeakers at mosques”

      Rather, ban use of speakers, including at political rallies, music festivals, wedding parties,…………

      “Confirm that no mosques will be put up in sacred buddhist areas and encroachment of lands will stop”

      Could you also confirm the places where Muslims have erected Mosques and encroached land? The evidence available to me suggests otherwise.

      “Both Hindus and Buddhists do not like halal animal slaughter – it must stop”

      Both Hindus and Buddhists are not compelled to by Halal meat both can seek alternative supplies elsewhere. My elders tell me that according to Hindu and Buddhists traditions, they are supposed to remain vegetarians through out their life. Is it true?

      “Muslim dress – this is not part of Islam – it is a tradition cooked up by Wahhabis… does it mean those who wear this costume support Wahhabis???”

      The Sinhala/Tamil dress code is an imported one from Kerala and Taminadu. I see fashionable North Indian clothes are being increasingly worn by both Sinhala and Tamil.

      The short skirts and trousers are imported fashion from the West.

      Why should you target the Muslims on their changing taste for fashion?

      Buddhism and Hinduism were imported from India as such I see no difference between previously imported opium to relatively recent arrival Islam.

      Indeed whats your problem?

      “For heavens sake answer these questions and let us get on with our lives…”

      Muslims do not have to answer your questions. In fact you have a lot to answer to the people for your bigoted views backed by historical amnesia.

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      Leela and Shiva

      Your questions and answers lies at the NIMH both of you will need ECT

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    @ Sive,
    1. In Islam there is no wahabism, or sunni Shia….Quran and teaching of prophet.
    2.Tell your environment ministry to bring the law against noise pollution. And implement thelaw country..stop loudspeakers in the public places/ street etc.
    3.Buildings are made based on the approval of municipality/gov authorities. If it is so, bring the law to remove all the an authourised building in the country…law should not be used as partiality.
    4.Tell your Hindu brothers to stop animal slaughtening first Munneswaram etc…Stop your viratham…stop eating animal meat as per your religion and respect your religous teachings.
    5.How can you say muslim dress cord for women not part of Islam? read the quran and give your comments. Wearing Abaya is not wahabism, it is mandatory for muslim woman to wear…and you or anybody in the world have no write to talk about this subject. There is no law in the world what dress cord human should wear……..First tried to respect your religous teaching then talk about others.
    Hope you understand all these…..have a nice time and be free in your life. nobody will not ask you to wear abaya or nikab!!!

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      Ahhh, the religion of the desert. Mandatory only for WOMEN to cover up? Don’t you think the men should also cover up? Women also have “desires.” I think the optimal solution is for everyone to go blind. Then we can lust in the darkness, while the invisible sky god laughs.

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        @Lester,
        Woman wearing hijab will increase in the world.

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          Anyone can breed like rabbits. It doesn’t take intelligence to breed.

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            @lester
            Sure; It doesnt take intelligence to breed. But it certainly requires something which some communities require to prop up eternally with viagra or cialis.That is the sad truth and perhaps, your own personal sore-point.

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        @lester
        FYI, all the Major religion namely,christianity,islam,Jews came from Desert and not from Sri Lanka.All the great prohpets namely Abraham,jesus,moses,david,muhammed were born in Middleast and not from SL or from the west.
        Firstly the hijab in Islam is introduced to men before women.In quran its states men “to lower their gaze and guard their Modesty”.

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          @ Asif:

          Yes, the Abrahamic religions came from the desert. Abraham was another useless bugger; we know he was a womanizer. Is it surprising that his “descendants” have caused so much trouble?

          Firstly the hijab in Islam is introduced to men before women.In quran its states men “to lower their gaze and guard their Modesty”.

          That is not my question. I am asking why men don’t wear hijab, since women also have lusts.

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            @ Lester
            Why do u spend so much time on this?? i told you women will increase wearing hijab in the world. And majority of women diverting to Islam in Europe and USA will increase, why? because muslims are terrorists. that is non of your business.
            I wonder whether you wanna wear hijab????????? Lol

            We can insult the Buddha, but we don’t do that. Because we respect the religious faith and word of the Load Buddha. So, we need the difference between you and us.

            If you don’t believe in GOD,,,,,,,,why are you suffering so mush. Actually you should be free in life.

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        I heard that women are asked to wear the hijab, because they tempt men and all sexual offences are due to the fact that women do not behave and dress well. Argument goes as womne disturb the world and raise desire among men and men rape women. So women are blamed for rape. They asked it for themselves. Even judges and even Dr. Mervyn Silva says that and he is all for wearing hijab!!!

        In any case its men who get tempted by women, they commit the crime, what I suggest is why not men wear the hijab and if they can’t behave properly they should dress properly. Women has to dress properly for women’s protection and protection from whom- it is from men. It is an absurd rule

        It is not only men who have sexual desires, women also have such desires. How many women in history has had sexual desires and destroyed countries.
        I do not advocate the face cover for men, we will have murderers in side the gonibillah. But advocate a long loose dress with head cover.

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          Yes, exactly. It is better for men to wear the hijab than women, since men have high levels of testosterone, which in turn is associated with more aggressive behaviour.

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            How will wearing a hijab control a man’s aggression, you ignoramus?

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    @Shiva
    Sorry your name is Shiva……..good luck.

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    I am amazed at how intolerant our people have become when it comes to Muslims. If we can wear the indian sarees, Pakistani Shalwar Kameez, Western coats, shirts, denim trousers and jeans, nikei shoes,Italian sunglasses and a whole lot of other attires and apparels from all over the world, what is wrong if the Muslims wear the Abaya? Almost everything we wear come from OUTSIDE Sri Lanka.So why are you so hypocritic when it comes to Muslims only? Is the fault with the Muslims, or with your own narrow mindset and hypocrisy?
    How come we have shamelessly inundated the Middle Eastern job markets with Sri Lankan Buddhist,and Hindu professionals, while we hate Muslims so much? Does Buddhism,and Hinduism teach hypocrisy, racism and intolerance? NO…….., all these vices are intrinsically your own. GROW UP FOR HEAVEN SAKE, AND SHED THIS RABID RACISM.

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      “what is wrong if the Muslims wear the Abaya?”
      Have you ever asked that question from Europeans particularly French who banned not just Abaya even head scarves. There were court orders against pleas to annul it. Read them and see why.

      I personally have nothing against Muslims or anyone don what they like but Abaya that covers from head to toe is a different story. There is no question of hypocrisy, racism and intolerance here. It’s a question of rights of others.

      Do not bus and train riders or pedestrians have the right to know who his fellow traveller or passers by is? I think we have all the right to know who sits next to us. Do we not have the right to distinguish whether it is a human or a ghost inside Abaya that pass by. Should we not know whether it is a terrorist, robber, an arsonist or an innocent person inside the Abaya? My opinion is; any thing goes but not Abaya.
      Leela

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        It has been scientifically proven that wearing a scarf (hijab) is bad for the hair, as hair needs Vitamin D (absorbed from sunlight) to grow. Now, I am not talking about wearing a scarf once in a while when out in public, but everytime one is outside has long-term effects.

        As for abaya, what a silly idea. It is akin to slavery. Women who wear this should be picked up by the police and placed in institutions that offer recovery from trauma.

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          @ Lestar,
          Brother vitamin D is required more in the skin on body than the hair. So it is better to walk on the street without dress. You will absorb more vitamin free, from tomorrow onwards you can try that. But women will increase wearing hijab.

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            @ Alan,

            You do not believe the study, that is your choice. Here is the study as it was done in Jordan:

            Wearing hijab (head cover) or niqab (face veil) increases a woman’s risk of vitamin D deficiency, a national study has found.Conducted by the National Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Genetics, the study found that 37.3 per cent of women had low levels of vitamin D compared to 5.1 per cent of men.

            However, women who wear hijab or niqab are more likely to have low levels of vitamin D than women who do not cover their heads, according to the study, which was conducted to assess the vitamin D status of Jordanians at the national level and to identify groups of the population at high risk for vitamin D deficiency.

            http://muslimvillage.com/2012/06/22/24217/jordan-hijab-niqab-raise-risk-vitamin-d-deficiency/

            There is nothing wrong with going naked in public either. In Germany, people have no problem with this; they go for sun bathing in public parks. It is only those people who are uncomfortable with their own sexuality, that go crazy when there is nudity. One thing I can tell you: you cannot repress the urge forever; that is why the Catholic Church has so many pedophile priests. Much better to let there be a healthy interaction between men and women.

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              @ Lester
              I agree with you, But if you test even in sri lankan non-muslim women you will find vitamin D will more on men.

              So, we will also introduce naked beaches in Srilanka. so, women will get more witamin D by doing sunbath. We have no problem on that….but wearing hijab is increasing day by day on the erath. That is the their choice. You or me nobody here to talk this subject at all. Why because many people who strictly talk this subject them self they have diverted to Islam.
              May be one day you will also accept it……

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          Leela and lester

          Why don’t you wear Amudey instead of Western Briefs because it chokes.

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            Do you know what Scots wear under the kilt? That’s what I have rajo.
            Leela

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              @Leela
              Then you must be having a small one. That is, if you are indeed a man.

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        @Leela,
        French banned only veal (face cover) not hijab. They put fine for wearing veal on public places. But it did not come practical. Because it is against for human rights. Who put that law lost the power as french president. Women hijab wearing increases in Europe and USA why because women has been harassed for that. The same thing will happen in sri lanka in the future.
        Leela i agree with your argument, even in islam face covering is not mandatory. But head and body should be covered, hand and face can be opened. this is nothing to do with wahabbism….it is mentioned in quran.In sri lanka nobody has the right to talk this subject, because there is no law in our contitution about woman dress cord.

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          Alan,
          Not just our constitution, even the Koran that codify everything from how to clean self with sand and stones in the absence of water before prayers and after calls for nature hasn’t described a dress code for women. So, Abaya has nothing to do with religion but Muslim culture. I have listened Dr Shakir Naik, tele-Mullah explain this.

          So, I cannot understand why some Muslim women insist covering their bodies from head to toe except two holes. In non Muslim countries, they justify their position with a particular reference to “secularism”. But in Muslim majority countries, on the basis of democracy, Mullah insists everyone must abide by Shariah. This clearly shows Muslim insensitivity to sentiments of others majority or minority.

          So, recent action by self acclaimed egalitarians, I mean yester year colonialist Europeans ought to be examined in depth. I think question here is not only rights of the segment of Muslim women but all others put together. By the way, Sarkozy didn’t loose as a result of Abaya ban.

          Western Europe is clearly unease over their society being swamped with unaccustomed and unfamiliar Muslim way of life. Abaya is just a facade of a cultural clash that runs deep in the entire social order. Scarves are banned in civic spaces and official buildings in half west European but Muslim majority, Turkey. Full cover is not allowed in France. Italy expected to push a similar bill this year. Dutch seek to impose a similar ban this year to counter it. In Belgium such laws are already enacted at the municipal level, including Brussels. Four German states have banned teachers from wearing headscarves. City of Barcelona has announced similar ban. Others are studying how to follow suit.

          I think Sri Lanka Muslims must not be allowed to promote Wahhabism. Muslims must learn to respect majority view as they have done all this time and adapt themselves to live within Sri Lanka culture.
          Leela

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            @ Leela
            You are just wasting your time on this. In European countries who has been talking this subject, they have been diverting to Islam them self. In italy One MP has told it is not possible to ban, because christian nons also wearing the dress is similar to this.So it is not possible to ban it. I don’t understand what is your problem for muslim women wear hijab? Are they ask you to wearit?
            You are just an ordinary woman, you can’t do anything other than writing something against for this nor protesting.
            Ultimately you will not gain anything. only you will lose your image as a woman.
            I did not say charkozy lost the power because of this issue!I just pointed out. But he lost the power as presidnt.If you check his personal life he is a womanizer, so he will be happy if women walk half naked.
            As far as i know Islam is fast groving religion in Euorope and America, eventhough media is fully misleading the islam and muslims.
            If you listen to Zakir naik’s speech, that means you have lot of interest on research about the various religion. So, you are following the teaching of Load Budda. that is good.
            So, Your basic problem is in Srilankan muslim women shoud not wear Abaya is in it? So, you may introduce new dress cord for them. And make a presentation. Also you stop adopting to the western dress cord and culture and wear what you have wear 30y before. Will you do this?

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        So now it is a security issue ?

        This is no France – this is Sri Lanka. The country of the Muslim minority too !
        France will change its law again when they want Mislim immigrants votes.

        Although, I do not support the covering of the face, it is a personal choice.

        You or nobody can do anything about how a Muslim dresses. Keep that in mind !

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        @ Leela,
        you may start wearing the abaya and see the difference. Even christian also should wear the similar dress cord as per bible. See the nuns what they wear, it is as per bible.
        I think it is very true….if muslim women wore the half naked dress from the beginning in the world others all should have been wore like nuns. And today they would have been raised the voice saying that muslim women dress should be ban because it is half naked. Because you follow the western christian culture. When they talk something against muslim you talk also same. Because you don’t have your brain to think. It is call power full and marketing, you will adped to that media if you don’t use your brain.

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      indian sarees, Pakistani Shalwar Kameez, Western coats, shirts, denim trousers and jeans, nikei shoes,Italian sunglasses and a whole lot of other attires and apparels from all over the world, what is wrong if the Muslims wear the Abaya?

      Because ONLY Muslims want to wear Abaya. Do you not see the irony?

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    From the recent events, it appears that Islam and Muhammad teach terrorism and Muslims practice it in all sincerity. They even justify those terror attacks by quoting verses from Quran, which no other religion justifies such actions. It appears that Islam is about subjugation and terrorism.
    According to John Wesley that ever since the religion of Islam appeared in the world, the espousers of it have been the wolves and tigers to all other nations, rending and tearing all that fell into their merciless paws and grinding them with their iron teeth, that numberless cities are raised from the foundation, and only their name remaining, and that many countries which were once as the garden of God, are now desolate wilderness. Such was and is at this day, the rage, the fury, the revenge of these destroyers of human kind.
    His statement appears to be true (apart from the Muslim invasion of India) upon hearing the attack on the Twin Tower saw the massacre of more than 3,000 unarmed innocent citizens representing every community. In the same way some hundreds of commuters and citizens in Madrid, London and Mumbai bombing experienced the same fate and some thousands of innocent citizens being left maimed. Moreover, the recent case of Boston Marathon explosion and the Hydrabhad bombings speaks about the behavior of the Muslim terrorists. Such incidents of explosion and bombings reveal that Muslim terrorists kill innocent people in the name of their God, Allah. What is more surprising is Muslims tend to criticize the Western powers and praise the terrorists which is a common sight after their prayers. They forget that there is only one God for the entire people, but people call it by different names.
    Moreover, horrendous crimes are being committed by Muslims, not only against non-Muslims, but also against their Muslim brothers, sisters and close relatives. The recent case of execution of the housemaid Rizana and other Muslims housemaids from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Phillipines, etc are cases in point and none of the leading Muslim politicians have raised a voice. On the other hand, when drug king Pottu Nauffer was charged for the killing of Colombo High Court Judge and for trafficking heroin, one would be amazed to see how measures were taken to protect a criminal. One ponders why the BBS has failed to pay its attention on this issue.
    Further in the case of the unlawful impeachment of the CJ, Dr.Shirani Bandaranayake, Rauff Hakim was trying to justify his position by criticizing the judgment of the Court of Appeal which appeared in the gazette. Now when the BBS began to attack the Muslims and raised the issue of Halal certificate, he didn’t have the courage to resign from the government, when N.Sampandan was raising the voice for the Muslims.
    Another case of Minister Rishard Badurdeen who had threatened the Mannar Magistrate and stones were thrown at the Mannar Magistratess Court. He was in the practice of grabbing lands belonging to the Tamils. Recently there is a news item that his men have torched the houses of Tamils who have filed cases against his action at Mullaitivu. Has any Muslim politicians condemned such actions.
    Now when the leaders from countries around the world had condemned the terrorist activities of the Chechnyian Muslims over the Boston Marathon explosion, the Sri Lankan Muslim Ministers remained silent. It is astonishing that the Muslim politicians have failed even to address a word about the possibility of these two Chechnyian youths who could have been utilized for terrorist activities by undesirable terrorist organizations, with the advancement of science & technology as well as on the new trend on the mode of operation relating to terrorist activities. On the contrary, a Muslim Minister was engaged in criminal activities against the Tamils and established themselves as a opportunist community.
    If such Ministers are involved in such criminal activities, how can the BBS alone be blamed for their actions? It appears that both the BBS and the Muslim politicians tried to exploit the noble teachings of their respective religions and have attempted to incite hatred among people of different faiths for their own self-interest with the indirect blessings of an unruly regime.
    It also appears that Muslims are hypocrites. It has been also a practice that some Muslims relish videos and reports of atrocities as if it is some sort of Islamic national sport, if Westerners or some unarmed innocent civilians around the market or bus stands are killed with a roadside bomb. Against such a background, the sincerity of the Muslims had become a question mark in the eyes of the Western democratic countries. In my view, it is time that they shed down implementing their backward thinking and practice tolerance by adapting themselves to changing conditions if they are to live in the Western democratic countries, when such countries protect and respect every religion without any discrimination. Moreover, when the Western democratic countries have facilitated every community including the Muslims in the field of education, employment, etc, it is unfair to blame the western democratic countries of discriminating Muslims. On the contrary, it is regret to observe that Muslims arrive in Western countries on various pretexts and employ themselves in front offices and pass all vital information to undesired elements which are a threat to the security of the Western countries. What matters is the sincerity of the Muslims.

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      Some Points to Ponder

      Let’s Not Forget


      By Andrew Sullivan
      April 19, 2013 “Information Clearing House”

      There are 1.6 Billion-with-a-B Muslims in the world. Less than 100 have successfully carried out an attack that killed US civilians. Even at the most generous estimate, there are less than 25,000 active members of Al-Quaeda. That’s 0.00000015% of the Muslim population. There are rogue ideologies, savage ideas floating around the world, easily accessible, and yet how many people have actually gone on to apply those ideas to kill others?

Here’s another fact: 1.7 million ethnic Chechens, only 2 of them have attacked the US. And those 2 were born and raised in Kyrgyzstan, as were their entire family for one generation, having been deported from Chechnya in 1944, and never lived in Chechnya during the conflicts there. Their family moved to Dagestan for less than a year in 2001, after which they became residents of the US at the ages of 8 and 15. They lived here for 11 years, studied here, wrestled and boxed here, graduated from school here, and one of them, Tamerlan, married a Christian woman and had a child HERE, according to his Aunt, who was interviewed on NPR. Whatever part of their lives inspired them to take this action, and WE DON’T KNOW if it had anything to do with their reading of Islam, they got those ideas HERE, in the US, on US soil, as US residents.

Would you characterize Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and the militia movement they were associated with as being “at war” with the US? If anything, those men can be said to have been “at war” with EVERYONE, including the 19 children and hundreds of others that they murdered. These men and their ilk are murderers, not soldiers, and what they have done doesn’t deserve the dignity of cloaking it as some part of a larger ideological struggle. They killed because they could. Because they wanted to. And they are enemies of all humanity.

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      @ Citizen,
      It is media spoke about it. But the indian bombings uncluding recent hyderabath attacks there was involvement by RSS, this has been pointed out by indian CBI. But i don’t deny there is involvement by muslims too (by muslim names), but Islam never teach about terrorism and killing of innocent human being. this you should clarify it.
      Twin tower attack has not done by al-qaida, that is a inside job of CIA and G.Bush. There were morethan 100 scientists in USA have prooved that it was not possible to demolish that building by a plane crash, and it was a plan bombing inside. And they have proved scientifically.
      The twin tower security supplied company owned by brother of G.Bush there are many evidence like this.
      They blame twin tower attack was done by Al-qaida…then why and start war with Iraq…they should fight with al-qaida. they said Iraq has chemical weapons…but single chemical weapon they could not find it sofar. Are they fooling the world? Or people like you fooled by their media who control 82% in the world?
      You know after twin tower incident many americans are converting to islam because they know it was inside job of CIA and G.Bush and they pit a blame on muslims not only al-qaida.

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    Leela, When I said ‘ABAYA’ I meant the long dress like a gown which the Muslims wear. I did not mean the veil, which a few of them use to cover their faces. Normally people recognise others by looking at their faces, and not their bodies. The gown is well below the level of their faces,so anyone can identify them by looking at their faces. Even if Abaya clad women wear a scarf over their heads, still you can see their faces.So where is the problem? We have never had problems with priests and nuns in churches wearing long gowns. The nuns do cover their hair too. We have never had problems in recognising who they are, and they have all the rights to follow their religion.

    The only problem I see, is that people have been brainwashed over the years by the west, and now by extremists in the East, that people have stopped thinking rationally. Just because you hate something, you cannot expect others to hate the same thing, and just because you love something, you cannot expect others to love the same thing.Just as you have self respect and rights, the others too have the same. The Muslims in Sri lanka have never objected to our way of life. So why don’t we respect their rights and freedom to practice their religion.

    Often times it takes one extremist to create another extremist. The vast majority of Muslims in Sri lanka have been moderates upto now. I
    am afraid that our incessant raving, rating and bickering over non issues may push them over the brink, to become extremists.If that happens, people like you and me wil have to be blamed, and not them.
    If you don’t see eye to eye with me, then it’s your problem and not mine.

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      Well said, Deepthi.

      It is utter arrogance. Now we know why god did’nt give wings to horses.

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    CITIZEN,

    You appear to have come with some sensational news about the boston bombing.Your version is completely at odds with that of the analysts in America itself. Whoever did it, has done something evil and therefore should be condemned.But why should the Muslims take responsibility for it, when the Americans themselves say that it is a false flag.Go through some of the links below to see how some people do
    evil and frame it on others.

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/04/20/299247/us-most-obvious-false-flag-attack-yet/

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/04/21/299396/global-awakening-to-falseflag-terrorism/

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/02/17/289364/fbi-and-false-flag-war-against-america/

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      Dear Imaana,
      Be patient. There are some more startling news yet to be revealed in due course.

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    Some people’s comments here inflames what is already a sensitive situation. As far as I understand, if the matter gets out of control, the buddhists, muslims and christians will suffer in varying degrees.
    So whoever is stoking tensions here cannot belonging to these 3 groups of people. Whoever they may be, they have clearly not learnt a lesson from the 30 years of war during which people suffered untold hardship.
    These are people who are on the wrong side of history.

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      Now there is a news that two Muslims are arrested in Canada who have plotted to derail the train and it appears that they had the support from Iran-based al-Qaeda.

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        @citizen

        Yeah even 9/11 was a startling newsin western media until 75 american University Professors proved beyond doubt that the 9/11 was an inside job.
        Further al qaeda is an American operative,funded by US government & its not created by Muslim nations

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        @ Citizen,
        I don’t think so, in Iran there is an al-qaida? But basically it is a problem of Canadian government. Why should you worry about this? Send me the link of the news, also let me read it. Untill America and NATO stops bombing to Muslim oil rich countries and afghanistan many Al-qaidas will form on the earth. This is not the problem of Sri lankan at all. We don’t have al-qaida or terrorism in Srilanka by muslims, and that have been proved by recent secret investication by defence of SL. Don’t worry we have well trained personnel on defence.
        Who are the biggest terrorist in the world???

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    Citizen,

    Don’t you worry, Muslims are the ‘new enemy’ for the survival of the west. They come up with all kinds of gimmics, falseflags and accusations against one Muslim country or the other. This is nothing new for us, and we have got used to it over the years. What keeps us in PEACE inspite of all this is, the fact that we believe that this world is only a TEMPORARY one. God has created us and put us on this earth for a test, to see which of us is good in deeds. Ultimately each one of us is answerable to God only for his/her own actions, and not of others. What can we do if someone is trying hard to go to HELL. We can do nothing but feel sorry for them. When they come face to face with hell, they will regret bitterly for the EVIL they used to do. But then, it will be a tad bit TOO LATE for them.

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    The more a person understands his religion or faith the more he will understand other religions and faiths.

    For example if we are to ask the Buddha what will be the suitable dress code for a woman, what will be his answer..
    Probable answer… it will be loose garment which is not revealing, attractive and humble that covers the whole body (except for the head)
    Islamic dress code for women … same as above except that the head should be covered.
    Jewish dress code for women is the same as Muslim dress code.
    Christian dress code for women is same as the Jewish.

    All moral thinkers think alike….

    Peace to All

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    Is LEELA working for BBS? or Leela is BBS?

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    I don’t think even most muslims approve Wahabism. So the Moderate muslims should do something about it. But BBS or anybody cannot panic and treat every Muslim like they belong to Wahabism.

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    i am following leela for along period of time she may be effected by some muslims.and i have noticed the person who criticizes islam soon will enter true path of islam.past week a person who supported film produce in the name of the innocence of muslims reverted to islam.let her to criticize.please

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    Dear, Jamal, Allan, Imaana & Asif,
    Pardon me for exposing the illegal activities of the Islamic terrorists. I know that all Muslims are not terrorists, but prominent political Muslim figures who reflect the faces of the Muslims, especially in Sri Lanka, maintain silence over the illegal activities of the Islamic terrorist activities and failed to condemn the protests at the mosques after their prayers. After all, terrorism is terrorism. Mujahideen is an Islamic Terrorist Organization which has spread its wings throughout the world. One of them is Mujahideen of Dagestan. The issue whether Chechens are linked to Al-Qaeda. There is also one Organization in Pakistan known as Lashkar-e-Tayiba which has close links with Al-Qaeda.
    However, a brief outline of the history will point out that the birth place of Mujahideen is Afghanistan, commencing with opposition groups are known as Mujahideen, which at the inception rebelled against the pro-Soviet Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. Since the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan sought the Russian military assistance to crush the rebels, the Mujahideen were compelled to confront the Russian and Afghan troops. After the withdrawal of Russia, Mujahideens fought with each other for control in the civil war. Finally, seven main Mujahideen parties formed an alliance known as the Islamic Unity of Afghanistan Mujahideen. With the formation of the Islamic Unity of Afghanistan Mujahideen, Muslims from other countries assisted various Muharjideen groups in Afghanistan. Meanwhile foreign Muslims came to Bosnia, Iran, Iraq, India, Pakistan, Burma, Philippines, North Caucasus, Kosova, Syria, Somalia, and partially influenced Sri Lanka as well.
    Foreign mujahideen contributed a major role in the Chehchen wars. With the collapse of Russia, the Chechen declaration of independence followed, resulting in great influx of Muslim foreign fighters in Chechnya and remained. Russia invaded Chechniya again when six Russians were beheaded and shown on video. During this unsettled condition, there was also a rift within the movement between those who favour the Emirates and those in favour of preserving the Chechen Republic of Ichkeriya. Terrorist need not be only fighters – they can be fund raisers, spies working in front offices, engage in planning to plot for the destruction of factories, transport, illegal trafficking of drugs, carriers on various pretexts, etc. One can just imagine whether any civilized country will tolerate the illegal operation to destabilize the democratic structures of the countries in the world by these great numbers of Mujahideens in various countries, apart from other Islamic terrorist organizations.
    There is a region known as Northern Caucasus in South Russia where Muslims live predominantly where the Commander or Chieftain was Umarov. There were violent acts such as suicide bombings, use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), vehicles-borne IEDs and Umarov has claimed responsibility for the Moscow subway bombings in 2010 as well as the bombing Nevsky Express train in 2009. This group known as Caucasus Emirate Group has links with Al-Qaeda and other international terrorist groups and has been a threat to the stability of the Russian North Caucasus.
    The Chechen separatist movement fought two wars against Russia. The Caucasus Emirate gradually grew as a Terrorist Organization with the influx of Islamic extremists and continued to intensify the attack on Russia with the view to establish an Islamic State in the North Caucasus and implement Sharia Laws. The result of the terrorist plots activities of CE eventually saw the arrests of 5 Chechens by the French Police in 2010 during a counter-terrorism operation, 11 members of the Sharia4Belgium group in Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium on suspicion of recruiting terrorists, financing the CE and an attempt to attack Belgium – the notable being a sabotage to attack a NATO transport train.
    In Spain three were (of whom two were Russian Chechens) arrested on suspicion of planning to attack US or British targets. Apparently these groups are reported to have links with Al-Qaeda and the Lashkar-e-Tayiba in Pakistan. Lashkar-e-Tayiba has links in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Records show that Lashkar-e-Tayiba had carried out attacks in India. One can just imagine how the Islamic Terrorist network spread to various countries. Now they have successfully carried out their operation in the Boston Marathon and investigations are going on in respect of the blast at the Texas Fertilizer Plant. Considering the past records of the Chechnyan terrorists, there should be a group behind the Boston explosion. Yesterday two Muslims were arrested for plotting to cause extensive damage to the train. These incidents also point out that terrorists have deviated their attention on vulnerable targets where heavy casualties can be inflicted. Now they adapt a new tactic by remaining silent, without claiming responsibility, thereby causing tension and conflict. As these incidents have taken place within a very short period, there is a moral obligation to assist the law enforcing authorities who are engaged protecting the citizens.

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      @ Citizen,
      I had been living in USSR around 7y. So, these stories all i know and which is true and false. Do you know how many innocent human being killed by Lenin, stalin in USSR and to from USSR? Do you know more than 100 terrorist groups run by non-muslims in India? Don’t you think RSS’s involvement in terrorist activity in India? Do you know the LTTE also was funded by Norway and Christian church. Do you know the Twin tower attack was done by G. Bush and CIA. Do you know 6 billion jews had been killed by Hitler. Do you know all the bomb blast which has been carried out all over india behind RSS involvement, and this has been revealed by CBI?
      Just watch this video….
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=xEb2nRYQa44

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        Dear Allan,
        Agreed. Now the subject matter is about the Muslims as to why they are been looked with suspicion. That is the very reason I always insist that Muslim politicians of any rank should be in the forefront to condemn such terrorist attacks as they are reflecting the faces of the Muslims. One ponders why they are reluctant to condemn such terrorist acts. Even in the case of Rizana’s execution they have not shown any protests. But in the case of the impeachment of the CJ or in attacking the Mannar Magistrate or stoning of the Magistrate’s Court or in grabbing the lands of the Tamils, Muslim politicians are in the forefront. Has any Muslim politicians condemn the killing of the Colombo High Court Judge? Even when the BBS staged protests and attcked the Muslim establishments, it is Sambandan & Sumanthiran who had raised the voice, while the Muslims maintained silence. What a double standard of the Muslim politicians. As for the LTTE’s atrocities many Tamils have condemned & paid the price fot it. Apparently Muslim politicians like Rauff Hakim & Fowsy, like Thodaman, have been crossing over parties to secure their self-interest. As for the events in Europe, the Europeans have realized and had formed an European Union with the incorporation of a Human Rights Charter – a great achievement in the European history.

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          @ Citizen,
          In Srilanka, muslims never had trust on muslim politicians. Nobody worry about it, and they strongly believe that sinhala politicians will protect them. The tamil politicians from recent speak about muslims but we have to see that. In Srilankan history, the muslims always have been protected by sinhalese buddhists and i hope that relation will remain forever. I believe that the Sinhalese buddhist are the best nation in the world, and they have maintained good hospitality and love for others. But that name has been damaged by BBS for their recent violence against minority in the country.

          Terrorism will never end in the world, and that the human being should be educated in to right path. Human should be educated to respect cross cultures, religions and religious tolerances. We are in such poor country and to achieve this goal everybody should act on this. It is very beautiful when you live in the multi religious and multi cultural country. And i am sure if we could achieve this goal we will be the number one nation in the world.

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        @ Citizen
        Sorry it was not 6 billion, it should be more than 6 million jews.

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          @ allan

          I think it was more like 6 trillion. Ask the jews themselves for the correct figure if you think it should be even higher.

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            @curt waldheim
            Whatever figure, why he has done this no body knows…..and what’s happen to hitler’s body nobody knows…….but somebody might know this…….i hope the KGB should know this!!!!

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    Citizen,

    You are right, a terrorist is a terrorist whoever they are, and
    wherever they are. I never deny it. I have already accepted in
    some of my other posts that just as there are terrorists among
    people of other faiths, there are terrorists among Muslims too.

    Islam condemns such people in the strongest terms, and I condemn
    them too. These people do not follow Islam, but they use Islam
    to justify their crimes, which is abhorable. In the same breath
    I must say that since America and Israel want to dominate the
    oil rich Middle-eastern countries, they also commit false flag
    operations to frame the Muslims, which is also wrong.

    We Muslims also (unfortunately) have American puppet regimes
    in certain Muslim countries, which hand in hand with the western
    powers are trying to divide us on shia and sunni basis, and are setting
    each one against the other so that these regimes can stay in power,
    and the west can thrive on them in return. These are evil people
    whom God will take to task one day. We are innocent of these crimes.
    The ordinary citizens in the Middle eastern countries are also fed
    up of this. This is why the ARAB SPRING has come in to being.

    So who is responsible for these crimes? As usual, wicked and corrupt
    politicians are the root cause of every problem everywhere.

    We are in the Middle path, and we have nothing to do with these crimes. We are not sunnis, we are not shias, we are not wahabis,and
    we are neither from this jamath nor that jamath. WE ARE MUSLIMS, and
    that is how ALLAH called us in the Quran, and that is how our Prophet
    called us. We constitute one brotherhood, and we follow the Quran and
    the Sunnah, which is the way of life of our Prophet( Peace be upon him).

    So if you want to know what is our way of life, refer the Quran and
    the hadith, and NOT the Misguided views from anti islamic websites
    which poisons the mind of whoever reads them.

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    Citizen,

    I forgot to mention one more point.
    It is an open secret, that most politicians whether Muslims
    or otherwise, more often than not, do not represent their people.
    So it is futile questioning us for their behaviour, bcos they do
    not consult us in any matter.The best thing to do is to question
    them.

    I respect all religions, and I abhor all extremists. The best way
    forward, is to try to understand each other without trying to
    judge each other, and to accept the differences graciously. The
    SRI LANKAN DREAM, should be peaceful co-existence,and to live in
    harmony with each other.

    The most important thing is, that the children of this nation are
    watching their elders’ in action, and they most likely in all their
    innocence will try to emulate them. So whatever we do, we must do with caution, bcos it is we who will ultimately be responsible for making
    or breaking their future.

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    Eyes peering through two holes in a black veil do not a good muslim make. Its the purity of the heart and mind that really matters. The sooner our muslim women realized this the better, if they are to be accepted without discrimination in a multi-cultural society.

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