18 July, 2019

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Easter Sunday Carnage: Brought Global Islamophobia To Sri Lanka

By Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

The failure of President Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and their intelligence agents to prevent the Easter Sunday carnage, despite early warnings from numerous sources, brought United States led European and Israeli war mongers’ Islamophobia to Sri Lanka.

This avoidable tragedy brought the island, faced with political and economic crisis, to a virtual halt.

No one knows where the country is heading towards and what is happening. The senseless carnage has also caused immense sufferings to innocent and beleaguered Muslims community which has nothing to do with these attacks

Every Muslim man, woman and even children, were treated with suspicion, hatred and bitterness almost everywhere.  So called search  operations using emergency regulations have become nightmare for innocent Muslim families who remain frightened. Not only hospital security but even shops and super markets force Muslim women to remove traditional shawls.

Today Muslims remain deeply wounded and hurt. However to help ensure the security of the country they fully cooperate with security officers in their search operations.

The community as a whole resist security forces entering Mosques and houses with their boots taking dogs. Mosques usually comprise of large prayer halls with one or two rooms. Thus there is no need for forces to enter with boots and take dogs inside.

To Muslims worldwide there is nothing more sacred than the holy Quran which was revealed to the entire human being through Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Muslims always read the Quran with ablution. Thus simply tearing and throwing copies of Holy Quran and anything and everything written in Arabic is unwanted provocations which the forces should avoid.

Many point out that this is the price innocent Muslims are paying only because they are Muslims and for the crime of handful of murderers. They accuse the government of punishing the community for its own failure to prevent it.

Here is an example of persecution of Muslims as stated in the facebook  on Wednesday 8 May;

On an intervention by Western Province Governor Azath Salley 10 Muslim female teachers were transferred to various schools in his province, when they were prohibited from entering the school since they were wearing the traditional Hijab on Tuesday.

Parents of Puwakpitiya Tamil Maha Vidyalaya closed the school gate to prevent the Muslim school teachers who were going to school on Tuesday morning. The members of the School Development Society who were at the gate told the teachers that they will be allowed inside the school premises only if they wear saris. They have alleged that those who are wearing the hijab are supporters of the IS terrorists, who detonated six bombs on the day of the Easter.

Listening to the grievances of the teachers, the governor summoned the officials from the ministry of education for an urgent meeting in the presence of the aggrieved teachers in the afternoon same day .

The meeting was attended by Provincial Director of Education P. Srilal Nonis, Secretary of Provincial Education S.J. Wijebandu and Principal of Puwakpiitya Tamil Maha Vidyalaya P. Manoharan.

Lamenting about the situation, the governor instructed the ministry of education to transfer these 10 female teachers to other schools in his province.They were posted to schools in Kalutara And Colombo districts since the teachers said that they cannot go to the school , where they were refused admission and humiliated in public in the morning !

Western Province Governor Azath Sallay with the Muslim teachers who were prevented from entering their schools demanding them to wear sarees with Education Ministry officials

 

Meanwhile the Easter Sunday carnage also brought in the United States- European and Israeli war mongers’ Islamophobia to the island in full force tearing apart communities causing political chaos and economic collapse.

This was expected in view of the government’s hobnobbing with US-European- Israeli war mongers who are not interested in the welfare of Sri Lanka but hell bent on implementing their own evil agenda to destabilise the island. This was especially so in the context of the rivalry between China and the US led western countries.

According to reports senior officials deliberately withheld intelligence about possible attacks, says leader of parliament Lakshman Kiriella. Rift between Sri Lanka’s president and prime minister under scrutiny, with questions over how the government handled a warning of an attack. There was an international network without which these attacks could not have happened, he added. 

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne told reporters that authorities had been warned two weeks ago that an attack was imminent. On April 9, the chief of national intelligence wrote a letter providing names of the members of the terrorist organization.

Former Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, as early as November 2016 informed Parliament of 32 Sri Lankan Muslims joining ISIL in Syria.

The All Ceylon Jammiyathul Ulama (ACJU), has claimed that it was the first to reveal the presence of terrorists in Sri Lanka way back in 2014.”It provided Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando with all details about chief bomber Zahran and urged to arrest him.

Despite all these information President Maithripala Sirisena refused to act and went on pilgrimage to Tirupathi from where he went with his family on a three day holiday to Singapore while Prime Minister Wickremesinghe was holidaying in Bentota. 

Refusing to act promptly facilitated the perpetrators to commit this crime which brought unprecedented disaster for the country and the entire Muslim community as the racist media continued to portray this as a crime committed by the Muslim community.

Perhaps the forces behind the carnage wanted to put the Christians against Muslims forcing United States, European and Israeli war mongers   to reiterate their anti-Muslim campaign. Thus, as it had happened, the carnage was exploited to portray Islam and the Muslim community as promoters of violence and terrorism

However this conspiracy miserably failed as Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith and the Muslim community woke up to the situation and saved the two communities.

Cardinal Malcolm Ramjet urged Christians not to attack Muslims. Muslim community representative’s appeal helped a great dealt to calm the situation. Meanwhile the Muslim community, in full page advertisements in the local papers, distanced itself from the Easter Sunday barbarity 

In their statement leaders and members of civil society, Islamic and Muslim Associations and Movements, stated that;

“We express our deepest sympathies and sorrow and condemn in the strongest terms the incidents, which are against all human and Islamic norms. This is grounded in the Noble Laws of Islam, which forbid all forms of violence and aggression. Our hearts are profoundly troubled as we contend with the aftermath of this horrific act of violence and terror. We call upon the authorities to immediately apprehend the true perpetrators of these crimes, as well as those who aid and abet them through incitement, financing or other support. They must be brought to justice in a court of law and punished appropriately”.

It is also important to note that US, European, Israeli and Indian intelligence remain very active here thanks to the facilities provided by Maithri-Ranil government. Many suspect that they are all in close contacts and coordination with Sinhala racist elements. That suits all those who have their own agenda against Muslim community. 

Thus the suspicion that these forces may have used handful of Muslim lunatics to commit this crime to blame the entire community and strengthen the global anti-Muslim campaign associating violence with Islam and projecting Muslims as terrorists.

The island’s mainstream media descended to the lowest ebb with their shameful distorted coverage provoking people against Muslims by associating violence with Islam. No media outlet raised any question about the involvement of forces behind these attacks. Thus the mainstream local media became integral part   of US-European and Israeli war machine against Muslims countries and Muslims. 

However even in this darkest of dark hour there is one positive development as several Buddhist monks came on the television and reiterated that Muslims are integral part of the island’s population and made tremendous contribution throughout their more than 1000 year long history. They said in one voice that Muslim community should not be associated with the crimes of handful of Muslim mercenaries.

Meanwhile New York Times had this to state in an article titled ”Muslims in Sri Lanka Now fear for Their Own Safety in the Wake of Attacks;

“We came here to witness a country in mourning, and to see what is being done to prevent that sadness from leading to more violence, specifically a backlash against Muslims. Sri Lanka has a long history of ethnic tension — nearly three decades of civil war ended in 2009.  More recently, Buddhist Sinhalese nationalists have attacked Muslims and Christians, both minorities in the country. But there’s no history of violence between those two minorities, and now there’s a growing concern that Sunday’s bombings could create a new rift between them. 

 More violence would only give them what they want.

Now the question is whether the truth will ever be known to the public or will be buried? 

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  • 15
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    Why not men get the ladies seated first, before talking of their other rights?

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      We must salute the Tamil principal for showing these extremist women the door. This is the second time a Tamil school has taken the right decision. What is happening to our Sinhala card board weerayas who have no backbone to stand up against this Islamic nonsense. Muslims must be told in no uncertain terms to respect the traditions of the country without being stubborn. These are the fundamentalists who should be eliminated. Why should appointments be given to Muslims who do not respect other peoples views, to non-Muslim schools when there are several non-Muslim qualified women unemployed. When a Muslim is recruited to a company or institution he or she should sign an undertaking that the dress code of the workplace will be upheld always, and if they violate it they will be sacked.

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        Truth has come out about this incident. These Muslim teachers refused to subject themselves for body search by female police officers as part of security operation. The correct action would have been to take them into custody for refusing to obey law. The OIC did not want to escalate the problem and instead of that advised the teachers to get redress from the Muslim provincial governor. These women have painted a wrong picture of them being barred from entering the school for their dress, suppressing the real truth, thus committing another crime of promoting hatred. These teachers were appointed specifically to this backward Tamil school, and to give them transfer to another school is illegal. If they did not want to obey the law, they should have been dismissed, and the governor being a Mulsim has acted partially towards members of his community. Since there is allegations against this governor of getting the culprit who beheaded Buddha statues in Mawanella released, he should be arrested and charged for abetting blasphemy. When Muslim criminals are being allowed to go free, you cannot expect other people to remain restrained for ever, as what happened in Negombo and Chilaw.

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      That’s the Islamic culture…Muslim women are second grade!
      That’s why Muslim women are forced cover their face …
      ..while Muslim men are allowed to look at non Muslim women’s uncovered face etc…

    • 10
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      I have a few things to request from Muslims:

      1. Allow voluntary conversion of Muslims to other religions, or being
      secular.
      2. Don’t forcefully convert Tamils or Sinhalese to Islam
      3. Free the Muslims from the concept of Jihad, and killing of infidels.
      4. Allow the girls and women to freely choose whether they want to
      cover their heads or not, without covering the face in any way.
      Above things will make Muslims conforming to democratic way of life.

    • 4
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      Islam is such a turd religion. Truly despise it.

  • 14
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    “Islamophobic Is A Word Created By Fascists, And Used By Cowards, To Manipulate Morons”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0lT9kvANzI

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    Still stubbornly refusing to wear the traditional Muslim dress of the country , the saree with the dupatta( Muthanai) covering the head but the Arab long gown and hijab . What is wrong in wearing the saree that your mothers and grandmothers wore and keep on insisting on wearing a alien Arab dress and Hijab that is associated with Wahhabism and extremism. Were they less Muslim or less modest? Still wanting to be Arabic / Wahhabi/Salafist.They only asked you to wear the traditional Muslim dress of the land, that has been worn by the land’s Muslim women for centuries Were they less Muslim Wear the traditional saree with the Duppata or Munthanai or even a hankerchief covering the head that is your actual culture or secular western clothes that are modest with the head covered or uncovered, then we will let you in. If you were banned for wearing the saree and covering your head then it is an issue. However if you still insist on being some Arab wannabe and wear long Arab gown and hijab and come to work and demand to be let in , you will not be. Take a one way ticket to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Syria or Iraq, just like what your hero Rishard has done and never return. You can wear Burka, Nikab, Abaya blue or black your choice, long Arab dress with Hijab and be happy. Decide if you want to be traditional Sri Lankan Thamizh Sufi Muslim conforminfg to the island’s Chingkallam/Thamizh culture, or a wannabe Arab Wahhabi/Salafist wearing long Arab gown and Hijab that is alien to the land and only arrived with radicalisation and Wahhabism in the last 20-25 years. This man under guise of human/Muslim rights is only promoting the alien Wahhabi/Salafist forms of dress , as the traditional Muslim dress for women , when it is not.

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      Pandi Kutty,
      .
      “Still stubbornly refusing to wear the traditional Muslim dress of the country” – Tamils, having destroyed the country to almost dust with 30 years war before embarrassedly being defeated in 2009, did all destructions, bombing everywhere killing innocents, killing monks and other religious leaders, truck bombing Dalada Maligawa, killing a president while still tarnishing the country as and when get a chance – took the country almost 50 years behind – AND STILL WANT TO CREATE EELAM!!!
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      Wait, GOTA & MR will come back to give your Eelam on a platter soon. Probably Muslims don’t want to wear sarees to make a difference between them and Tamils. Why do some idiotic Tamils like you think that you can change the minds of Sinhalese to think that you guys are saints & love the country? They know you’re more dangerous and your greed for Eelam will never die, even if you people die. When Muslims deplore Wahabism, can you deny LTTE and separatism?
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      What the hell, these guys are going to western countries on rusty fishing boats and in few years come back in flights to claim the lands? When going, cry for a buyer to buy their properties cheap to pay the traffickers, when establish there, blame the buyers for buying cheap. Go back to TN, your origin prior to Dutch brining you here

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        Why should security forces confiscate knives from mosques and madarasas, when they jolly well know that lebbes and moulavis perform circumcision with knives.

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        ghk,

        Here we go again with your goebbelsian lie of Dutch involvement in Tamil immigration to Ceylon.
        Tamils history is interwoven with this island country from time immemorial. It is hard to accept that for you, as you being born a Tamil practicing Islam religion, now wants to be Arab. Ridiculous!.
        EmAG

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        Muslim Thullka women now brainwashed by their Mullah and Moulavi and the likes of this author of this stupid piece, now don’t want to wear the saree of their grandmother and mothers , as they do not want to be identified as Thamizh or their Thamizh Sufi Islamic culture but badly want to be identified as pathetic Arab wannabe Wahabbi Salafists . You said this not me. You have accidently blurted out what we all know as the truth Well done. Moron the Saree is the national dress South Asia not just the Thamizh. It is worn in Islamic Pakistan ( now far less but still worn) India, Nepal, Islamic Bangladesh, where most women still wear the saree , and in Sri Lanka and is secular. Hindu , Christian, Buddhist, Sikh and Muslims wear this dress as part of their South Asian origin and cultural identity. Even Italian origin Sonia Gandhi now wears this to prove her strong connection and love to South Asia. Only brainwashed Arab wannabe Thullukans will post such rubbish. By now refusing to wear your traditional saree and wear some extremist Wahhabi Arab dress, you are not only insulting your Thamizh South Asian origin but all South Asians.

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        There was an Eezham historically and we lost it thanks to the British and have every right to gain it. There is justification. However you Arab wannabe, low caste converted Thullukans from Thamizh Nadu, only arrived here as refugees , especially in the east and trying all sorts of foul means to steal our land and create a Salafist/ISIS Islamic Caliphate will not work. Yes when we went on rusty ships, around 1million of us were given refuge in the west but when you go no one will give ,not even Saudi Arabia, They do not want trouble and ISIS Wahhabis. There is enough and more historical evidence to prove the antiquity of the Eezham Thamizh and their ancient history in the island and there is enough and more evidence to prove the Arab wannabe Sri Lankan Muslims are low caste converted Thamizh Hindus from Thamizh Nadu who largely migrated to the island , a few centuries ago as refugees and the vast majority arrived in the 1800s . Wahhabi/Salafist extremist Arab wannabe post any nonsense and no one will believe you and only confirming to everyone that you are indeed some lying Islamic extremist. Eezahm Thamizh people fought for their ancient land, territory , language and culture that was being systematically being destroyed by the Sinhalese state and racists. They had every right. Their fight was confined to their land and territory only . However you Arab wannabe low caste converts from South India are trying to impost some sort of worldwide Islamic Caliphate and order and as spring board for this are now trying to steal Eezham Thamizh lands with the help of certain Islamic nations and create a fake history .

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        ” Muslims do not want to wear the saree to make a difference between the Tamils and them” How? By slavishly imitating the Gulf Wahhabi Arabs, their culture, dress , behaviour and aggressive intolerant forms of Islam? You had a very rich and tolerant form of Tamil Islamic culture and Tamil Sufi Islam but just for petty economic and political benefits decided to forgo and deny this rich culture and adopt a barbaric culture, forms of dress and a barbaric form of Islam from the Arabian deserts, that is very different from the rich beautiful tolerant form of Islam that originated from your converted Hindu ancestors and background. You can try to deny your Tamil origin and heritage by pathetically behaving and dressing up like Arabs, even change your language but can never change you South Asian Dravidian Tamil looks and body language. Idiotic brainwashed creature. By denying your rich South Asian Tamil Islamic heritage , and pathetically trying to behave , look and dress like your Gulf Arab masters you now fund you, just for opportunistic petty political and economic benefits, you have created chaos and hardship not only for the island’s non Muslim Christian/Hindu Tamils but now for the entire nation. The Islamic forms and culture that originated from converted Hindus and Hindu culture , was beautiful , rich and very tolerant unlike the Islamic forms that originated from Arabian desert and western Asia. Nasty , brutal, intolerant wanting to destroy everything.

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          SSS Australoid crow don’t talk at least something that has at least 50% connection to Tamils. Saree did not come from Indian culture but it was brought by Arab traders and made your half naked women to wrap around nicely. Muslims motive was to sell as much cloth as possible. And DONKEY know Sufism has nothing to do with Tamil. It originated in Turkey and later spread to other places. There is no Tamil look you donkey. Tamil were Australoid origin and changed to present day look because of mixing from eastward migrants from west. In fact whole of India was inhabited by Australoid. So drop your Dravidian boast.

      • 0
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        I think you have misunderstood Kutty s comment

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      Pandi Kutti as the name suggest a piglet with no intellectual or brainy response can be expected. What were you all wearing long ago? Isn’t it the sarong and vesti introduced by Muslims. Now 75% wearing shirt and pant. Is it a Tamil dress? If you donkeys can wear western attire why cant Muslims wear Islamic attire? Those Islamaphobic western manias have been screwing around with all false notions about Islamic culture you just don’t follow it. Use your brain if you have one. When those western world were barbarians with their scanty clothes it was Muslims who introduced shirts and pants to them. Just go for the real history of Pants and shirts and where it evolved. There is no Thamizh Sufi Muslims you idiot. Suffism was first introduced to the world from Turkey. Like Muslims have sect like Hannafi, Shazuli etc this suffism also a sect. There are no sufi Muslims but there is Sunni Muslims and a Sunni Muslim may follow Sufism. You piglet do not have any knowledge of Islam, so shut up. Idiot, know that when in India women were wearing just piece of cloth covering their down part and upper part nothing showing off their hanging boobs, it was Muslim traders who introduce six yard of cloth and showed them how to wrap around. You are talking of Tamil culture all of which were burrowed as evolved from your community. Now more than 75% western.

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    Ha………ha………….ha………………ha……………………… if you want respect you have to earn them. To earn them you have to respect others I mean non-believers. While carrying your so called holy book or Koran on your head that says Non-believers are vilest Animals or infedals how do you earn respect from Majority non-believers. Are you mad or not getting enough blood needed to your brain for rightful thinking. Even soldiers searching your mosques know this fact.That may be the reason for their entering in to your mosques in full uniforms.There is no law to that effect when searching any suspected places for arms or ammunition.Our culture may forced them to do so but your culture is entirely different to majority culture. Your Islamic culture defame all others as vilest Animals or Infedals. Then how do you expect respect from others. Even your ladies costume matter is a bullshit. If all can wear respectable dress like Sarees & get head covered with its part. Why do your ladies need special dress like Arabian ladies. You can not hide your Ancestry with those dressing. Every body knows it. You all are descendants of base born refugees lot from south India and Dutch slaves from east Indies. Egyptians. Syrians & yeman traders came & did trading with locals and Chinese and gone. Muslims traders did not allowed here. Only the Christian traders in AD periods allowed. BCE periods Pagens Traders. Still we can see Pagens worshiping Stone fillers in Anuradhapura & AD period Christian Church in Thalaville. No mosques allowed to built till British Era Here. Javanese came here in Anuradapura or Polonnaruwa period were Buddhists not Muslims. They came here to take valuable relic like tooth relic for worshiping

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      Ranjith,

      Well said. These Muslims massacres our people on April 21st, 2019. It was a genocide the island has never seen.

      Blaming it on ISIS doesn’t exonerate the Muslim scoundrel. When the Hindus were massacred on top of the Mount Hindu Kush, where was the ISIS?

      Was it the ISIS that blasted and destroyed the Bamiyan Buddha statues?

      Was it the ISIS that acted as head hunters hunting Sinhalese warriors who rebelled against the British?

      Was it the ISIS that destroyed our most precious wildlife sanctuary?

      Was it the ISIS that attempted to occupy Kuragala?

      Was it the ISIS whose lawyers stole Sinhalese land?

      Was it the ISIS that destroyed the twin towers of the World Trade centre?

      Last but not least, was it the ISIS that attacked our Cricketers in La Whore?

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        sinhalese buddhist,

        May I politely ask you not to talk to Muslim scoundrels let alone call them “buddy”. They are not your buddy get real. This is the ultimate genocide of the 21st century.

        The Muslim annihilation of the Sinhalese. All this sweet talk is so that we may turn a blind eye, just like we did on the 21st of April.

        Don’t expect them to change. They will never change. The Muslim scoundrel is too crooked to acknowledge anything. The Muslim scoundrel will never tolerate anyone who is a non-believer.

        If you think otherwise, you are only fooling yourself until the Muslim scoundrel targets you.

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        Rtd. LTTE r. Reginald Shamal Perera

        What you MISERABLY FAILED to achieve with your Guns against the Muslims, you are trying to achieve with Scandalous LIES. You will FAIL again MISERABLY, for SURE.

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          Muhandiram,

          I am too old to point any GUNS at you. But there are young bucks in the SL Army more than capable of doing the same. They haven’t yet pointed their GUNS. They are just getting started. And when in full flow, the Fathimas better be ready for them.

          Your fellas will get 72 Virgins when they go to heaven. Our Boys will make sure they get 72 Fathimas in real life.

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            Donkey Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera, do you thing there are no young bucks Muslims to hold a gun?

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              Ralli Hamid it was thought that you were one of the bombers carrying ruck sack. Since you are still alive, it is better for the world, the sooner you are eliminated. In Islam committing suicide to take your own life is haram and will place you in hell, but committing suicide to kill hundreds of non believers is halal and will take you to heaven. Down with your barbaric religion preaching hate and murder.

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    Buddy

    Take responsibility for your role in fomenting racism and militant islamism. You are living in Sri Lanka, not Saudi Arabia and you are living in the 21st century not 700 AD.

    Interpret the word of God – do not be a slave to some Saudi Arabian’s interpretation.

    Everyone in Sri Lanka is culpable for the racism in the country, but those that intentionally exclude and seclude are most responsible. Many muslims like you have sought the path of “victimhood” to evade your part of the responsibility for injustice, including side lining other ethnicities in business and denying your women education and right to divorce etc.

    Change your mindset from seeing your self as a “victim” to becoming a survivor – and HELP not hinder others survive. If you undergo that paradigm shift, there will be many from the sinhala and tamil society who will stand with you.

    Speak the truth to your ulemas and preachers. Remove swords, weapons and Saudi and Gulf money from your mosques. Hold your politicians accountable for fair play and justice and a peaceful island.

  • 9
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    Dear Ranjith(SPRRW)!

    You’re absolutely right, ” give respect and earn respect” .

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    “…. Thus there is no need for forces to enter with boots and take dogs inside……
    These dogs are trained to sniff out explosive materials.
    How do you expect the security forces to sniff out concealed explosive materials?

    Latheef Farook – please write with some responsibility!!!!!!!

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    When specifically asked as to why the Muslims are very silent these days, a Moulavi has replied that they have subdued their voice due to the feeling of utter shame for what these extremists have done in the name of Islam, implicating others who profess Islam. That video clip is available in the internet. When every effort is done by religious leaders to bring amity in the country, the author breeds hate between Muslims and others through this article. As usual the so called excesses of the security forces are highlighted for starters. Don’t expect the security forces to venerate religion when they are performing their duty. They will respect religion only within the practical limits. In the name of everything sacred may I say that the country must be safe for one even to practise his/her religion. I think if the author is not happy in Sri Lanka let him renounce his Sri Lankan citizenship and be in a place where he thinks he can have his way.

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      Good sense and a brilliant post. Keep going.

      Don’t be deterred by these Muslim scoundrels’ tactics. I knew they would start blaming everyone except themselves for this massacre and we are at that point.

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      Good Sense
      The author is now an Australian.
      He has drifted there as decreed by the Mullahs who interpret the Koranic cult and pollute it’s poison among all humans whom they consider as unbelievers and infidels in the rest of the world.
      Only the Koreas Japan in the East and certain South American countries in the West have escaped from the Islamist malfeasance.
      He is a double speak ‘bearded’ cunning Islamist
      The rest of all what you have said is in context and correct.

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    Its pointless discussing the content. 1st of all, the journalist has to be impartial in their publications despite their race or religion.
    Most of the points are written with personal feeling towards a certain public group. We have to remember that there are two sides to a problem.
    For an example:
    He talks about the hassle that Muslim public go through after Muslim extremist attacks but never speaks about the mentality of the rest of the public who were victims and how they are recovering from such a tragedy.
    I’m not sure whether Muslims will be this peaceful after facing a similar tragedy.
    Most of the statements the journalist makes are false and exaggerating. For an example, wearing boots in mosques. We have personally witnessed soldiers are removing boots infront of the mosques but it is sad to see that they find weapons in so called sacred shrines. He dogs to an exeptional job to find weapons as they are very clever in hiding weapons in wells and underground where forces cannot reach.
    I personally believe that the Sri Lankan community as a whole have to thank all the efforts make by forces to eliminate extremists from the country.
    Therefore I’m sure that this type of fake reports will do no help other than strengthening them for more harm without any shame.
    Finally, I wish that this journalist will realise the importance of an effective publication that helps the community to eliminate extremism and to create a peaceful earth for everyone to live and enjoy life.

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    Its pointless discussing the content. 1st of all, the journalist has to be impartial in their publications despite their race or religion.
    Most of the points are written with personal feeling towards a certain public group. We have to remember that there are two sides to a problem.
    For an example:
    He talks about the hassle that Muslim public go through after Muslim extremist attacks but never speaks about the mentality of the rest of the public who were victims and how they are recovering from such a tragedy.
    I’m not sure whether Muslims will be this peaceful after facing a similar tragedy.
    Most of the statements the journalist makes are false and exaggerating. For an example, wearing boots in mosques. We have personally witnessed soldiers are removing boots infront of the mosques but it is sad to see that they find weapons in so called sacred shrines. He dogs to an exeptional job to find weapons as they are very clever in hiding weapons in wells and underground where forces cannot reach.
    I personally believe that the Sri Lankan community as a whole have to thank all the efforts make by forces to eliminate extremists from the country.
    Therefore I’m sure that this type of fake reports will do no help other than strengthening them for more harm without any shame.
    Finally, I wish that this journalist will realise the importance of an effective publication that helps the community to eliminate extremism and to create a peaceful earth for everyone to live and enjoy life.

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    Since when did this Saree become our traditional ladies dress… Traditionally our ladies were topless which evolved to a thanapati and a piece of cloth.
    Today 100% of the females before employment wear tights and denims with Tshirts.. and they would prefer to wear it even during employment. Given the females the choice to decide what to wear and majority will opt not for the saree. The Saree is almost been forced on the young females, mostly by the male bosses in recent history and even now,… probably because they see some entertainment in it…
    The saree is an inconvenient dress.. imagine nurses wearing sarees.
    It is high time the females oppressed with this saree culture start talking…

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    Latheef:

    Easter Sunday Carnage: Brought Global Islamophobia To Sri Lanka

    1) The failure of President Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and their intelligence agents to prevent the Easter Sunday carnage, despite early warnings from numerous sources, brought United States led European and Israeli war mongers’ Islamophobia to Sri Lanka.

    *** Dont confuse the issue. None of the above countries stand to gain anything from this tragedy. Sri Lanka is a small fish and not enough even for a breakfast.

    2) This avoidable tragedy brought the island, faced with political and economic crisis, to a virtual halt.

    *** In my view they havent suffered enough to bring the Sinkalams to their senses to start dealing with the Core Issue of Racisms and Discrimination.

    Islamaphobia in Sri Lanka is not imported it is Home Grown.

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    Mr. Sally

    I am at a loss to understand as to why you as the governor does not seem to have human respect for the women,Teachers, who are kept to stand in the picture while you and all others are participants in the conference are comfortably seated.

    Is it due to your ignorance of women’s human rights.

    If it is an oversight will you offer an apology and undertake not to repeat it.

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      You are quite right. Actually, one woman has been given a seat but all the ten teachers have been made to stand and are being treated like some naughty children hauled up before the headmaster. All the teachers also should have been provided seats. Shame on those concerned

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    For Muslims all your logic and arguments are of no use because their minds are firmly closed shut. That is what they are brainwashed from childhood. Do not question. If you question you will rot in hell and no virgins in heaven.You simply have to follow like sheep. Questioning is a sacrilege, an act against Allah, and unforgivable not only in the next life but in this life too. When you corner them in a logical or a rational argument then they will wind up that it is what Allah told and there is nothing more to think, talk or argue and it is final. As a Muslim I have to just belive what Allah said. But no one had really seen Allah except Mohammad and there are also allegations against Moammad pertaining to young girls and women. There is a quote in Quran that when a young pretty woman came to him after her husband died in war Mohammad told his aide to quickly “prepare” the young woman for him to have sex with her. This was his counselling for a grieving woman who had just lost her husband. Coming to the comment by Muslim Observer, according to Allah, women are inferior to men and they are their slaves to look after them, their sexual needs any time and any place and to bear children.He also has the right to beat his wife according to Allah and that is the right of men.Islamic law says that “women at all times accede to mans sexual needs”, and thus in Islamic law there is no such thing as “marietal rape”. So naturally Sally cannot give those slaves any seat to sit and they just cannot be equal.

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    [Since when did this Saree become our traditional ladies dress… Traditionally our ladies were topless which evolved to a thanapati and a piece of cloth.
    Today 100% of the females before employment wear tights and denims with Tshirts.. and they would prefer to wear it even during employment. Given the females the choice to decide what to wear and majority will opt not for the saree.]

    Saree is very correct. It is the most inconvenient dress but it can hide all the weaknesses in shapes and figures too.. But many look very pretty in saree. However, on the other hand males like Saree Potta prefers tights and denims because they can be easily removed and then put on in a hurry unlike a saree that takes long time to remove and long time to wear. Now our ladies wear tights where even their genital outline is clearly visible. When I mentioned to a lady she shouted why on earth you guys look at that???!!! So they can wear any rubbish and want our eyes to be kept closed. But on the other hand Muslims claim that this Arab Dress of Niqab will prevent males from looking at their shapes and figures and get sexually aroused. High time we will make Muslim males to wear veil so that they wont see our kello’ tights and get aroused by their anatomy. Allah has said when a muslim man gets aroused sexually even on the street, he must rush back home and to have a quick sex with his wife (wives). Then after the sex me must apply sand on his genitals and only then he can get out again.

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    “The community as a whole resist security forces entering Mosques and houses with their boots taking dogs.”
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    Lathief, I have one thing to say to you: Bugger them.
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    Preventing threats to lives of innocent Buddhist and Christian people from operaors of your mlechcha tribal religion is more important than any mythical believes you may have about shoes and dogs. We need to cleanse Sri Lanka of this barbarous menace before it takes over our economy and country.. Mosques have been serving this agenda by hiding explosives and weapons.
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    We will enter them without restraints imposed by terrorists and publicised by agents like you, Ameer Ali, Usuf and other promoters on the back line. Be honest for once, against the tenets of your f***ing beliefs.

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    These dogs have no rabies so they are safe. Mohammad condemned dogs then because of fear of rabies and also they lick and nothing else. Same with pork too because pigs are intermediary host for many worms that infest human. But today pork are safe because they are reared in healthy and safety environment. Then village chicken too is bad because they eat excreta. Now more and more toilets and more hygiene so not to worry. Same thing with their slaughter methods of bleeding the animals. This is to empty the system of blood that may have blood borne infection and in those days when there were no refrigeration bled meat can be preserved for longer period in open air with good ventilation. This of course beside the most cruelest way they handle the poor animal before slaughter.

    Regarding boots into mosques , the soldiers are not going for prayers but to look for weapons and terrorists and it is a war situation. It is unwise to refer to that as wrong or lack of sensitivity. Indra Gandhi sent troops into Golden Temple because weapons and terrorists were hiding there.

    Also ask Hisbulla how many temples he has destroyed or vandalised in the East? This is for all of us to know our stupidity in the name of religion and to wake up to lead a rational life.

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    ghk modaya, Tamils fought for their rights in the N&E. They never disputed Buddhism or Sinhala to SL. They never wanted To make SL a Hindu state. They resorted to fight after all options were lost and your dirty racial riots killing innocent people. When LTTE was there you were shitting in your pants and hiding in the cesspit. Now you have come out to talk big. You MR and Gotta were funding these Islamic fanatics and now the buggers want to use that as an excuse to come to power. Stupid Muslims fell into the trap well and truly. The buggers prostituted with MR and co and after 2009 getting the works though they got much of what they wanted by looting from Tamils.
    The author, like you, taking of Islamic values and justice while he cannot see what and what they did in the east and elsewhere. Even now these fanatics are throwing weapons , grenades etc into famous and very ancient Kali Amman temple in Sammanthurai to mislead the investigation. This is besides a number of attempts by the fanatics to destroy this temple. What did moguls did in India. Destroyed all famous temples and built mosques at the very sites. Despite that Hindu India is still protecting all these mosques at tremendous costs. Even after murdering the people in churches and hotels, he is talking of Islamic rights, feelings and sensitivities. Then how do you say that non Muslims cannot live in this world. Who is this god you are talking of? Has anyone seen any god except hallucinating under drug or trance or psychiatric disorder? Just screaming god…god..god…has no meaning and where is he and what is he doing to the modakama? Why can’t he at least now come out to save the stupid guys from committing all these crimes using gods name! Author ought to make more soul search.

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    Latheef Farook has, not for the first time, got his thinking all muddled. A phobia is an irrational fear – that is, one that is not justified, and Islamophobia is an unfounded fear of Muslims or of their politics or culture. What the Easter Sunday carnage brought to Sri Lanka is NOT Global Islamophobia but a taste of terrorism carried out by some who identified themselves as Muslims and with links to Radical Islam. The carnage certainly brought fear but by no stretch of the imagination could it be said that it heralded any phobia – bombs and explosions bring REAL fear and terror, nothing imagined! Several Muslim contributors have made sensible and helpful comments in the aftermath of the attacks. It is a shame that, unlike them, Latheef Farook should attempt to white-wash a set of unmitigated barbarians.

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    I don’t care muslim women wear sarees or no sarees,but let they leave their faces uncovered. Only then others will know if they are looking at an angel or an evil.

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