30 September, 2020

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Easter Attacks PSC: Thawheed Organisations Confirm Working With Intel Groups, Says Little Action Was Taken On Information On Zaharan

Testimonies provided by two representatives of national Thawheed organisations yesterday spoke volumes on the snail paced approach of intelligence agencies in acting on information shared on terrorist Zaharan and his activities. It is notable that this lackadaisical approach of intelligence agencies on information was after Sirisena took over the Defense portfolio.

Abdul Razick

Sri Lanka Thawheed Jamath President A K Hisham and Ceylon Thawheed Jamath General Secretary Abdul Razick both confirmed they individually shared information about Zaharan – his dangerous justification of the Jihad and his comings and goings – with the intelligence agencies that sought information on the terrorist who back then, was a controversial preacher.

Abdul Razick whose name has been brought up many times since the Easter Sunday attacks for his contentious preachings, testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing Easter bombings said he offered information on Zaharan and his preachings to the Terrorist Investigation Division in 2016.

“In 2013 my organisation was investigated by the TID and I had to divulge all information including financial details during the inquiry that went on for three consecutive days. During this I was told by the intelligence officers to keep them informed of any changes or developments within our communities,” Razick explained.

He claims he was not paid for information sharing but used to provide intelligence officers updates, to which includes video evidence of a lecture by Zaharan where he justifies Jihad. “At that point, I very clearly expressed my concerns to the TID officer, pointing out what is conceptual today will be practically experimented tomorrow and to be wary of his activities.”

A K Hisham also says he informed Army intelligence officers of Zaharan’s visit to Ninthavur, Akkaraipattu even just a month prior to the bombings on April 21.

“We didn’t know of his intentions then…We knew he was absconding courts, so the moment I heard the news, I informed the intelligence officers…I even shared the contact number of Zaharan’s brother Zain, with the officers…” Hisham says noting he believes the information he shared with intelligence agencies, were however not put to good use.

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    If only the Sinhala mobs had the intelligence to realize that the majority of Muslims do not condone violence, shuns from violence, and are willing to work with the authorities to safeguard the country. Instead they have been demonized, and the organized anti Muslim propaganda have poisoned gullible minds that believes in “wanda pethi” and sweets that make Sinhalese women barren. Many Muslim homes, businesses, and Mosques, have been attacked for no reason.
    It looks like an innocent Muslim doctor is also paying the price of this anti Muslim campaign in Kurunegala. So far no colleague, nurse, or hospital worker, has confirmed the fake accusations, and one Sinhala DIG is under investigation for initiating these accusations. What kind of scumbag will make false accusations, and perhaps ruin the life of an innocent person? Anyone found guilty making false, unsubstantiated accusations should be arrested and given a harsh sentence.

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      Who began screaming ” Global terrorism” and buy weapons.

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    Abdul Ranil,

    There is a saying Sinhalaya Modayas. Do you think that this applies to Sinhalaya intelligence officers as well as the president?

    Do you think that it may have something to do with the low mean IQ of 79 as well?

    What about the false accusations against the Kurunegala Muslim doctor, who was also a candidate for the UNP?

    So, these Para-Sinhala “Buddhists” goes and tamaracks the innocent Muslims who are trying to help them nab the terrorists, and The idiots are lazy.

    The British said that the Sinhala are lazy. The Japanese and Chinese have confirmed that

    By the way is Zaharan following the Devil per the prescient Hadith of Najd, just like the Wahhabies fo?.

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    Modasena, his appearance speaks for itself, should not have taken up a job that he was not familiar with. Now it is worse than the joke of Premadasa swinging the holed socks inside hotel room, Modasena has tasted the contents.

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    When he described his organisations activities, funds and support he got, without anyone’s asking he said Gotabhaya Rajapakse did not help him. I think even the members of the committee were surprised and asked him why he mentions names like that.

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    Another very smooth talking BS artist .

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    There may be some truth in Sri Lanka Thawheed Jamath President A K Hisham and Ceylon Thawheed Jamath General Secretary Abdul Razick both claiming they individually shared information about Zaharan with the Intelligence Agencies that sought information on the ‘Terrorist’ who back then, was considered only ‘a controversial preacher’.
    As to whether or not the information provided were ‘whole truth and nothing but truth’ is not known.
    .
    Almost all appointments in GoSL Services high echelons are political. Those in ‘Intelligence Agencies’ need not be intelligent!

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    While I condemn unfair accusations against the Muslims carte blanche, the Muslims have to blame themselves for religious extremism. The Muslims themselves are fighting Sunni Vs Shia and within Sunni itself Wahabism Vs Sufism!

    Textbooks published by the Government Department on Islamic studies and read by Muslim students advocates the killing of Non-Muslims!

    When the Quran declares that there is only one God Allah and Muhammad is the last Prophet it declares war on followers of other faiths like Hindus, Buddhists etc.

    Thus strictly speaking Islam is not a religion. It is a political system. It uses Allah to advance its agenda of global conquest.” It is the duty of every Muslim to spread the word of Allah to every nook and corner of the globe. It is a belief system that does not tolerate other religions.

    In the eastern province, Muslim zealots are enticing Tamils living in poverty by offering money/jobs. One of the young girls who committed suicide when police closed in at Sainthamaruthu in April was a girl converted to Islam by force.

    Every day Tamil newspapers are carrying advertisements announcing the change of names from Hindu to Muslim.

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      Thanga

      Did you hear that Vasantha Piyatisa, ex MP of JVP has participated in the protest being held now by Muslims against Tamils’ in Kalmunai. JVP has thus shown its true face now. It is no different from other racists working against Tamil community.

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        This guy started the SLTJ with others and got funds from the the Then government of Rajapakse and Middle East. Along the path this guy became extreme and took a bite of the SLTJ and left with a new name and new funding. Investigate the conflict between the two groups we might find something there. Offering to clear someone with it being questioned shows the bias and the need to clear that name

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      Then there are those from Christian and a Jewish country, who kill millions of Muslims, justifying it by saying they are “fighting” terrorism, but the casualties show millions of innocent civilians have been killed, millions injured, and millions refugees. Even Muslims killing each other have not killed in such numbers. Then you get the Christians using the Bible to justify killing doctors in Family Planning clinics, then you find Pedophile priests using their positions in churches to molest young children, the numbers are staggering, do you blame the entire religion?
      How about the zionists occupying helpless people for decades, stealing their lands and water, building illegal settlements, and killing unarmed civilians BECAUSE THEY PROTEST THEIR SUFFERING. Do you blame Judaism? ALL ABRAHAMIC RELIGIONS HAVE VIOLENCE IN THEIR HOLY BOOKS. Do you blame ALL Buddhists for the genocide going on in Myanmar? Your anti Muslim comment is meaningless but obvious.

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    Is Hadees a Conspirasy aginst Islam ?
    Do we Muslims need to do a deep critical re evaluation of all Hadees ?

    As per advice by Dr.Jeffery Lang ?

    Or are we to accept it without questioning even if it means some of the hadees are negative ?
    Or do we need our Scholars to re evaulate ? Can negative hadees be removed by Scholars?
    Lately an Ex Muslim claimed one of his reason to leave Islam is mainly based on Hadees , for an example like the Hadees calls for death penalty for those who leave Islam but he said on TV the Quran does not prescibe it anywhere .
    So where do we stand ?

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    Abdul Razick impressed me!!!
    He was very fluent in Sinhala and had a file full of documents and recorded sermons speeches and other material he produced readily to the PSC panel.
    He admitted his sermon was wrong. He met the chief monks and apologized for is erroneous ways and even got them to accept his apology.

    He at times left the panel members speechless with his responses.
    This guy is smart, educated and is a lay Muslim preacher – who speaks of Islam as it was in the Holy Quran – not the radical and fundamentalist twisted version the Zahrans of this world spread.

    He gave a classic response to the question of Wahabism from the panel. People throw out the term Wahabism and Salafism with no clue what they are talking about!

    It is people like him we need – not the fire breathing Moulavis, hot air blowing Muslim Politicians.

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    Pardon quranites

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    The real question that needs to be asked is to what extent they wanted the Muslims
    to change from what they are now ! What is his evidence any such changes have
    taken place in any other country , especially Muslim countries ! What is his
    success example that he lectures Srilankan Muslims to take on board ? Are they in
    conflict with traditional Muslims or not ? My view is Muslims are here to live with
    other communities that form multi cultural environment and anything that causes
    damage to such a background should not be done by anyone especially by a
    community that has a history of conquering other countries !

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