27 June, 2019

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‘Easter Sunday’ Massacre: Acting Responsibly, Not missing The Woods For The Trees, An Imperative!

By Mohamed Harees

Lukman Harees

‘When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence’  Jiddu Krishnamurti

What happened in Sri Lanka on this black ‘Easter Sunday’, in a series of well-orchestrated and coordinated terror attacks on churches and other locations is an unforgivable and brutal tragedy of catastrophic  proportions. The spate of senseless killings and terror attacks on innocent civilians, on a day when the Christian brethren were engaged in reflection and prayer, deserves severe condemnation by people of all faiths ,which brought back ugly memories of the bloody chapter of an inhumane war which engulfed the Nation for over three decades in our recent history. Those responsible for this dastard crimes should be identified, brought to book and punished with the full force of the law. 

However, the very nature and patterns of these despicable attacks clearly shows that it a part of a greater machination beyond mere cat-paws involvement, to bring further disaster to Sri Lanka, which sadly appears to mar the dreams of the people of Sri Lanka to live in a peaceful and an inclusive Post-war Sri Lanka. The fact that many churches and members of one religious group were pointedly targeted in a country where they were a minority and the fact that these attacks were directed at many locations all over Sri Lanka (which ‘sophistication’ was not seen even in the days of the Tiger brutalities) should send signals to the investigators that this was not the work of an ordinary lone wolf , a psychopath or a small hate group. Certainly, there are international dimensions with professionalism and expertise which should be probed into in toto, without pointing fingers only at the cats’ paws. This is not mere extremism; rather use of terror to achieve many nefarious ends including political.

Having said that, it is much important that the government, the law enforcement and also the people of Sri Lanka act with much restraint at this hour of need without allowing the terrorists to achieve their aims to further engulf our nation in another spiral of hate, violence and mutual mistrust. Merely giving into emotions and baser instincts to overcome rational thinking and foresight will also make the grieving nation to miss the woods for the trees. This is what Sri Lanka should avoid at all costs.   

The Easter Sunday massacre was certainly a shocking tragedy. However, it should not be turned into an act of another war of hate and racism. For, it is being repeatedly stressed that the potency of terror lies not in the act but in the aftermath. The act is death and destruction, horrendous in itself. The response is what gives it political traction. All what the terrorists wants the world is to go berserk, declare emergencies, tear up freedoms, persecute the people at the grass-root levels who have nothing to do with the massacre and thus making them engage in a chain reaction of attacks and attacks, creating mayhem in the already wounded nation by the scars of war. By capitulating to these desires, the country would vastly increase the power of the terror – and the likelihood of imitation. Sure words of wisdom, aren’t they?. 

The world does not anyway work the way we have been led to believe – by our mainstream media and by our politicians. We are bombarded daily with so much misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, half-truths, and outright lies, that it takes a persistent individual to sort through the fog of information to find the truth. On top of this, social media has also become a double edged sword with vested interests seen to be fishing in troubled waters, with hate peddlers  sharing many conspiracy theories and canards to drive wedges among the various communities. It is therefore imperative for the general masses to allow the law enforcement authorities to do the needful, and avoid doing the dirty works for the terrorists and the hate peddlers by not giving the oxygen of publicity they seek. The law enforcement will have many angles to investigate this despicable tragedy as stated earlier- both local and international and any attempt by the people to divert their attention by jumping into conclusions and take the law into their hands will prove both counter-productive and also lead to dangerous consequences. Besides, it will also place obstacles in the way of the law enforcement authorities to expose the actual culprits and forces behind the cat paws who inflicted these unforgivable crimes. The patterns of harm were so well orchestrated  that the likelihood of international connections cannot be ruled out.      

The world a month back faced a similar tragedy in Christchurch New Zealand where more than 50 worshippers were gunned down in cold blood by a far right supremacist terrorist. This made the so-called civilized world to question its’ own moral compass and conscience and the danger of hate politics and media sensationalism. Terrorism is  thus far from a new phenomenon – neither in Sri Lanka nor elsewhere in the world. Terrorism, is nothing but the intentional random murder of defenceless non-combatants, with the intent of instilling fear of mortal danger amidst a civilian population as a strategy designed to advance political ends. Further, regardless of its ‘root cause’, terrorism is diametrically opposed to the requirements of liberal morality and can only be defended at the expense of relinquishing the most basic of liberal commitments. Ted Honderich, a philosopher in his controversial After the Terror says,’ “their (victims) deaths were not the first intention of their killers, but necessary in the carrying out of another intention, a justified one. Their very first intention may indeed be, achieving their political ends’. Thus, no doubt, as Honderich suggests, terrorism is a sub-set of politically motivated violence which falls short of conventional war and is internationally illegal and (to say the least) morally questionable’. Thus, it is also not possible to discount the possibility of involvement of many scheming political elements in this despicable Easter Sunday massacre.

The political, religious and civil leaders have a pivotal role to play in ensuring that the aims of the terrorists are not fulfilled and need to have the courage and determination of Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister, to manage this explosive situation in our country. She, in the aftermath of the Christ church massacre   vowed never to refer to the Christchurch mosque attacker by his name, and said he would face “the full force of the law.”. She also said that she wanted to ensure that the killer did not enjoy any publicity as a result of the shooting, and that attention should instead focus on his victims. “He sought many things from his act of terror but one was notoriety”. “That is why you will never hear me mention his name.”. Observers hailed the calm and compassion she has shown in the wake of the worst mass killing in her country’s modern history. She led a multiparty delegation from the country’s capital, Wellington, to Christchurch, mourning with relatives and friends of the victims. Ardern has also followed through in rhetoric and action. She immediately decried the hate politics and ideology that fuelled the massacre and spoke firmly for what she believed were her country’s values. The death toll itself was a catalogue of New Zealand’s budding diversity. Among the dead were worshipers from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, Somalia and Afghanistan. She insisted that the victims “are us” and the “perpetrator is not”. Ardern’s decisiveness and conviction have thus laid down a marker for leaders to follow.  Sri Lanka too needs this type of forthright leadership in this challenging hour of need. 

Across the country, New Zealanders, unaccustomed to violence on this scale, performed the haka, the traditional Maori dance that has been made famous by the country’s rugby team. Rival motorcycle gangs came together  to perform the dance outside the Al Noor Mosque, where most of the killings occurred. “We came here out of respect for the fallen, and that’s why we did the haka; it’s a sign of respect,” Hamish Hiroki, the national president of the Bandidos motorcycle gang, told Reuters. In Auckland, students at New Zealand’s largest Muslim school also performed the haka. It is thus ultimately the way people respond  to a challenging situation is how maturity of a nation is measured. 

In the case of Sri Lanka too, this type of altruism and selflessness has been not novel or strange. Our people across racial or religious divides have rose upto meet and face the challenges of this nature in the past whether natural or man made disasters. Whether 1983 anti Tamil pogrom, Aluthgama/ Digana anti Muslim violence  or floods or even cancer appeal, our people donated blood, gave their money or in kind lavishly and did not bother whether the recipients are  Sinhala, Muslim or Tamil. It is in their blood to help others in the time of need. Their actions showed that racism or evilness in only in the fringes and not in the mainstream. Only area the people should be mindful is our collective weakness of allowing some of the sections of our community to take the law into their hands and/or emotion to take precedence over rational thinking. Level headed thinking is what is imperative at this time. Mainstream Media too should play a responsible role in ensuring sensationalism is avoided and all steps taken to ensure unity of purpose in fighting terrorism together is not lost for mere economic gains .

Sri Lanka will have to figure out how to move forward ;so events like this one don’t recur. As other countries around the world have seen, these are complex issues that lack clear solutions: Gun bans don’t end violence; cracking down on social media does little to deter racism or hatred. It is a concerted plan of action and public activism which is needed to do the right things to avoid emotional outbursts, to ensure people are alert to the evil elements amongst them, expose them and forge unity among people across racial or religious divides to ensure common values of humanity and human dignity are protected at all costs. Let us as Sri Lankans, as followers of four great religions show the world  that our beloved motherland is a place where there is no tolerance for racism. Ever. As individuals, we cannot know the grief of those unfortunate victims in full, but we can walk together with them at every stage. The evil of deranged individuals or groups should not allow our collective will or determination to mar our collective identity as members of one humanity. United we stand; but divided we fall if we attempt to help the terrorists in their evil plans to divide us and achieve their evil ends by acting rashly and failing to manage this challenging hour with tact and responsibility.    

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    This is nothing but a crafty plot to gain political benefits out of it ?
    why did not police prevent if it knows it before hand .?
    why did not politicians act soon if police know it ?
    why did this took place while President is out of the country?

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      Mohamed Harees,

      Can you get the Muslims to call a spade, a spade, a terrorist, a terrorist, a Devil follower, a Devil follower, instead of allowing them to call themselves Islamic and Muslim?

      The Devil, Iblis has taken over your religion, and feeding as opium .

      Please refer to the Prescient Hadith of Najd. It says, all the Wahhabi Salafies, the so called Tawheedis, who carried out the terrorist attacks, are Devil, Satan, Iblis followers.

      Why not print out a pamphlet, Allah and Iblis, put the Hadith of Najd, and distribute among the Muslims to clear their clouded and brain washed minds?

      Tell them that you are trying to save them from Hell Fire by joining the Jihadis, Islamists, Wahhabis, D
      Salafis ISIS,, and their clones

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      From independence onward, governments lead by majority Sinhalese made make Sinhala first, Buddhism first, and passed discriminatory legislation degrading the minority Tamils, Muslims and others to second class status denying their birth rights they enjoyed during colonial rule.

      Minority communities were deprived of employment, and successive governments grabbed land belonging to native Tamils in the North and East.

      During several pogroms aided and abetted by the then governments Sinhalese killed and raped Tamils and plundered their properties.

      During the war with Tamils they indiscriminately killed hundreds of thousands of innocent Tamils culminating in the final genocide in Vanni.

      After the war was over Muslims faced the music with their businesses burned with the blessing of the then governments.

      In summary, the leaders of the country since independence divided the communities and ran majoritarian governments.

      After independence, Lee Kwan Yew, on the other hand united the majority Chinese, Malays and Tamils in nation building with all communities enjoying a piece of the national cake to prosperity and first world status in Singapore.

      Our leaders starting with the ‘father of the nation’ egged on by the Buddhist hierarchy sowed the seeds for division and destruction that is continuing to this day.

      Will the majority Sinhalese leaders ever become enlightened to unite the communities as equals and build a nation to peace and prosperity?

      If they don’t do it this vicious cycle of violence will go on into the future with foreign powers already exploiting the divided nation to their advantage.

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        Rather queer. If that is the case will the 30% Buddhist population in Malaysia also become terrorists where a 61% muslim majority has an official religion and discriminates?

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    The writer is again trying to mislead the readers with mumbo jumbo about New Zealand and other nonsensical subjects. The perpetrators of the bomb blast in Lanka are well known now. Names, faces, pictures all exist. Radical Jihadi fanatics carried out s sophisticated attack on soft targets in Lanka while the inept government was sleeping and the crime prevention and intelligence groups are dejected and un appreciated. I have in many occasions in CT begged the readers to be aware of this because as a regular visitor I can sense the menace, the stares from bearded Jihadis and the terrifying head to toe covered Jihadi women, especially in the Eastern region of the country. Such anger, such venom, such burning rage towards western tourists, specially when dressed for the tropics in shorts (which the Moslems I am sure consider sinful) and loose garments, is going to come out in some form and it did.
    Lanka needs immediately to identify all Moslems men of ages 15-65, and conduct a massive project to genetically identify them with DNA testing and put them all in a database and be able to identify them from the DNA. There will be more crimes and massacres by Jihadis and only such efforts can help to identify the patterns of such crimes. Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Indian Moslems who visit Lanka should be carefully vetted and also there travels observed. Also, using advanced face recognition technology using artificial intelligence which can be imported from China, all Moslems and visitors should be photographed so that they can be identified anywhere in the country. All churches, temples etc. should be provided with cameras that capture the faces, including infra red cameras for night vision. A stealth task force should be created that will monitor all mosques every minute, every day and record all sermons and all conversation.

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      Jay Chambers
      You have come up with a brilliant idea, but why stop with the ‘jihadis’? Some of our most prolific proponents of disruption and mayhem ie the BBS, Ravaya, should also be subjected to DNA and face recognition. Even further, I would suggest a rigorous vetting of the accounts of these various organisations. Money also comes in through smuggling and proxies, so a tightening up must be essential. Most of all, we must enforce the rule of law. Too many murders have been committed, too many disappearances, too many journalists forced into exile because they reported the truth, without anyone facing a day in court. The only people surviving all this have been the pliant politicians buttressed by their underworld puppet-masters. Go figure!

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        An attempt to soften the dastardly act of his fellow religion. Nowhere in the article he has mentioned the word Islamic terrorists, when it is now proved beyond doubt that this is their work. When Islamic terror was being unleashed on Tamils in eastern province and Mannar, the government looked the other side. Now this terror has come to the doorstep of the Sinhalese. This terror organisation has widespread support of Muslim politicians, businessmen and professionals and funding from Islamic racist countries and foreign organisations. As a first step ban all Islamic fundamentalist actions such as wearing of Burka and Abaya by women and growing beard and wearing Arabic dress by men. Control mosques and Madarassas which are preaching hatred and violence. If you do not do this, then do not complain later as Muslim racists will not stop till they take over your country.

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        Mr. Koha, you are not a strategic thinker. With people like you Lankans will eternally suffer, like they did with the Tamil Tiger menace.

        No other religion has committed acts even remotely close to the Moslem terror gripping Lanka now and you want to regulate everyone in a country as corrupt as Lanka, which is doomed to fail. First get the demon at the door killed before you go after the rats who infest the attic!! With thinkers like you Lanka will continue to suffer for ever

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          Jay Chambers,

          Who created the Demon LTTE? Ask any Tamil. LTTE attacked Sinhala Buddhist places of worship and monks , because they identified the correct cause.

          BBS, Sinhala Ravya and Ravana Balsya are identified as causes by the Christians and Muslims.

          Why did the Satan following, Wahhabi Salafies and their clones, ISIS, Tawheedis etc attack the Christians and the Hotels. They are identified as Western Symbols, and the Buddhists are not identified as Western symbols .

          So, this action is political, guided by the ISIS ideology.

          However, ideologically they have differences.

          The terrorists call themselves Islamic, and therefore they are Islamic terrorists. Where the Muslims have failed is to call the Jihsdid and Islamists, Iblisis, Satanis, and allowed their religion to be taken over, and recruitedthe terror is from among their ranks.

          Ref. Hadith of Najd.

          Wahhabi-Salafis . The ISIS that made it.

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            Mr. Amarasiri, please don’t lose focus. Your problem (I say your but it is also mine since I am a lover of Lanka and no bomb will prevent me from visiting Lanka as often as I can, I wish some day I would pass away in Lanka so that I may rest in peace in her embrace) is that you are talking about the past and inferring things from various past matters. You are no longer dealing with Tamil Tigers, who became suicide bombers due to charismatic leadership. You are dealing with people who have a fundamental problem where their faith itself allows for utter mayhem against non-believers and the only ultimately acceptable thing is conversion to Islam. No Lankan Moslem will deny that the Koran and Sharia supersedes all the laws of the land, so in the final analysis, while they may abhor the violence and the gore, they are united in the ultimate goal with the killers.

            So wake up and admit the truth. Radicalization in Lanka is more than 80% completed for Moslems, and in the Eastern provinces its close to 99%. They wont raise a finger to stop massacres, they wont give you intelligence on who the next suicide bomber is, and they will not co-operate. A high tech driven effort to identify all Moslems and follow the acts of Moslems and their behavior both inside mosques and in private is the only way you can stop radical Islam in Lanka. With the population of Moslems exploding you probably have only 10 more years to have a reasonable chance to stop the Islamic hydra from devouring Lanka.

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          Mr Jay Chamberpot,
          Thank you kindly for your wondrous advice on controlling Islamists
          I am interested in how you could see the hate on the women’s eyes, given that their faces were fully covered? Maybe they were simply fascinated by your skinny legs
          Look, Mr C, we know who you are. You are that nutty glyphosate professor from Canada, not some disinterested Sudda. So stuff it please.

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            The reason I know the hate in the eyes of Moslem women is because eyes are the pathway to the human soul, not to mentioned the body language which is still evident to anyone, even when it comes from the hooded horror of head to toe covered Moslems women.

            My legs are fine. Try not to get personal if you can. Address the issues, not who I am or what my physique looks like.

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      I remember Sir Salman Rushdie’s world renowned book Satanic Verses. 30 years have passed.

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    This is a WAKE UP CALL to all parents here in Sri Lanka in particular and all others around the world in general.

    From one CCTV footage that I saw on TV, one of the perpetrators a young man between the age of 20 and 30, is shown with a backpack entering the church moments before the blast. He had blasted himself. For him to do such a dastardly act and kill innocent men, women and children he has been BRAINWASHED by very clever religious fanatics. That too not from a home grown problem but entirely foreign.

    It is his parents who would have sowed the first seeds of religious fanaticism into his head which made him an easy and vulnerable target for a professional terrorist to manipulate him.

    My wife & I have brought up two daughters and one thing that we did not teach them is religion. We felt that religion was unimportant to anyone’s future well being. The elder is well married to someone out of our religion and they have two sons. The other is to still find a partner for herself. As parents we have not placed any obstacles or impediments in her path of finding her future partner, especially where religion is concerned.

    Incidentally I was born into a Malay / Muslim family, which I know was BY CHANCE AND NOT BY CHOICE. I don’t follow the religion of Islam, but am secular and pragmatic in thinking.

    I follow the LAW OF THE LAND and that is good enough for me. I am 64 years old, and I am the least bothered whether I end up in HEAVEN OR HELL. I know that I would be placed SIX FEET UNDER after I am dead, and that is GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME.

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      Reply to AshyD
      What a sensible and a true statement.

      Yes, we are all born by chance and not by choice. None of us are born with religious affiliations, hatred etc .It is what we learn from what we are exposed to.

      I do believe religious places of worship bring divisions into humans. I wish people could practice their beliefs in private.

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      Ashley D,

      Thank you for your comment.

      The Philosopher Karl Marx said “Religion is the opium of the masses”, and that is fed by parents, brainwashed by the Theology, by the priests, Ulama and the monks, about afterlife, eternal afterlife, in heaven or hell, by doing certain things on earth, all unproven and with so supporting data.

      The scriptures become the word of God with all the errors in them, such as a Flat Earth, Sun going round the earth etc.

      To recognize these , intelligence and critical thinking skills. Unfortunately, most lack these. So we have mayhem.

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      Mr. AshyD, we need more broad-minded people like you in this world. My cousin brother might be a good choice for your daughter.

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    Until Lankans come out of their DENIAL the misery will have no ends.There are facts and then there are alternate facts (to defend their denial). Successive crooked governments created LTTE and now this. Once a peace loving non violent communities are targeted by politicians for years creating LTTE then and now this. As simple as that. Lankans have been in denial for over thirty years and believed they had their answers in 2010. Looks like they may very well go another 30 years with their self created current issues in hand. The politicians have combined Religion and Politics to create WMD.

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    Targeting an equally vulnerable and discriminated minority by members of another minority group smacks of foul play as the “extremists” did not target their oppressors but a suffering minority with no connection to their woes. However, the Christian West and powerful nations in it have been waging wars and mayhem that amount to crimes against humanity, in the predominantly Muslim Mid East. The possibility that intelligence agencies have been either fast asleep or surreptitiously complicit in the creation of mayhem in Sri Lanka is what needs to be thoroughly investigated, more than the “cats’ paws” that executed the tragedy.

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      Lasantha Pethiyagoda,

      Thanks for your comment.
      “The complicity of the Dri Lankan intelligence agencies with the West in creating mayhem in the Middle East “ is an interesting question to be answered. This may partially explain why the West leaning Christians and the Western tourist locations were attacked. One needs to wait for the answers.

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      Lasantha Pethiyagoda:
      Even though it might have been “stating the obvious,” what you said needed to be put down in black and white and you did.
      Thank you.

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        Could this be the excuse for the US to finally get the military footprint in Sri Lanka? They can sell to the tax paying public “saving Christians:” a lot better than saying “saving Buddhists”. Already I heard the US rightwing media is selling that point.

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    Here it comes. Was waiting for 24 hours for the ‘apologists; for Muslim violence to come out of the woodwork with their stories of blaming everyrone but the guilty./
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    There is little hidden hidden in this attack. It s reprisal for the Christchurch massacre at a mosque. A section of local Muslims trained and equipped by the international terrorists helped them launch their cowardly counteratack in a poor country where the security apparatus is least robust. That is the long and the short of this bastadry.
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    The Muslim writers who frequent this website with a never ending stream of grievances of discrimination and violence against them now have to answer a to who is most violent and guilty of extremism. Tey also have to eat their charges of Buddhist extremism back.
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    But the dishonest religion they believe in is so devoid of ethics, don;t expect any cries of ‘mea culpa’. That will be left for the Buddhists and Christians.
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    Curse them five times daily.

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      Couldn’t agree more with you brother. These animals who live among us but have their loyalties to some murderous religion in the middle east needs to be addressed quickly. Half the problem is that gathering intelligence on their bastard activities is near impossible because they populate (100%) all the lanes from Kollupitiya to Panadura and all the buisensses along Galle Road. Our police are inefficient.

      This cancer needs to be eliminated or the people are likely to take the law in to their own hands.

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    People reach to God hoping to ride is stormy seas without sinking.

    Although the sea itself is the problem. The journey never ends too. Worshipping once would deliver a permanent solution if indeed a God existed.

    What hope is there for you to understand when even the label Buddhists here have no clue.

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    This what Muslims do. This what Muslims have been doing since 7 century.
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    It is time to flush The 10th Amendment and thoroughly regulate or prohibit practice 1slam in Sri Lanka.

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    In 1972 Troskist Kolvin R de Silva blind folded entire then parliament together with then education minister Daddudin Mohamed and got Islamism national religion of this Land. No any MPs in that parliament even read its basic book called Koran before voting for it I suppose. It clearly says none believers are vile animals and believers collective target is to make whole world adhere to their almighty god called Allah. As such Muslims may think killing of none believers are their religious duty. That is what some Islamist did yesterday. There may be some other reasons as well. Government should take immediate action and correct the thing. Otherwise Youths of none believers have no options but to revolt against Muslim community. My suggestion is to start with very fair note.As Muslims are traders start boycotting their business first. make them to feel they can not exist without help of none believers. That will be the only way to get Muslims out of violence against none believers I suppose. Otherwise trend may continue, we may have yet another war like Elam war for sure.

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      Ranjith, thanks for the information. I never knew about the 1972 stuff. You can trust the communists, troskyist to always create chaos wherever they go. Just look at Venezuela.

      A total boycott of all Moslems businesses will definitely help. Also, Lanka must levy a tax on all Moslem majority businesses so that the people impacted are paid off for their losses. Furthermore, high tech from China, that helped them to crush the Moslem Uighur terror should be immediately imported to Lanka and face recognition technology should be used extensively in the urban areas so that a Moslem can be identified among a crowd and suspicious behavior should be identified early. The hotels where blasts took place should be sued in an international court so that the victims families can extract some compensation. Lankan lawmakers who did not report suspicious Moslem activities should be arrested and they should be tried as indirectly aiding the Moslem terror.

      All Moslems ages 15-65 should be in a database and they should be tracked, ideally using DNA. That way when the next suicide bombing happens they cannot escape detection as well as many other benefits. These are nly preventive measures. A total de-moslemization campaign should be launched which includes total ban on face covering, total body covering horrific dress.

      If another attack happens in Lanka all politicians should be help responsible. There is an election coming, and people should vote only for those politicians who promise to uphold the sanctity of life over religion and promise to band radical Islam and enforce total control over the Moslem population and prevent escalation of terror. If people are docile and vote without using their brains then they at least deserve part of what they inherit.

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    The civilizational responsibility of unbelievers and other non Muslims is to phase out with minimum physical harm to the brainwashed.

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    If Sinhala Buddhist King Senerath did not give sanctuary to Muslims persecuted by Parangi and allowed them to settle down in interior parts of the country there would not have been any Muslims left in this country. I do not think the present generation know this. I wonder whether King Senerath made a blunder by protecting ungrateful Muslims from Parangi butchers like Asawedu.
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      Eagle Eye, this is indeed interesting information that I did not know. Please tell us all more about this king and how and when the Eastern Moslems population and Moslems in the mid country originated. This is very interesting to learn. Also how about the coastal Moslems in North West and South West?

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        Eagle Eye! In addition to Jay chambers query, can you also throw light on the fact as to how the Muslims consider Tamil as their mother tong irrespective ( though little reluctant now) of the fact whether The come From the NORTH< SOUTH? Thank you.

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        You are commenting like an expert but don’t seem to know anything !

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      Eagle Eye,

      “Sinhala Buddhist King Senerath did not give sanctuary to Muslims persecuted by Parangi and allowed them to settle down in interior parts of the country “

      because they were opposing the Parangi Portuguese, who wanted to take over the country, and they had already taken over the Kotte Kingdom with the traitor Don Juan Dharmapala, selling out to the Portuguese. The King also recruited soldiers from among the Muslims.

      However, it took the Dutch to displace the Portuguese. It took Nehru to displace the Portuguese from Goa in 1960 or so.

      The core problem with the current Muslims is that they have embraced or is tolerant of Wahhabi-Salafism, who follow the Devil. per Hadith of Najd.

      Do Muslims believe that stupidity is a virtue?

      Scholar from al-Azhar: Wahhabism is a Satanic Faith, the Horn of the Devil that Muhammad Predicted

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UDy_apXW3E

      How to debate with the so called Wahhabi- Salafiyyah who follow the Devil

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      Oh yes but where were they settled? Not in Kandyan Sinhalese lands, where they did not want them but in the Tamil Hindu lands in the east , where he had loose control. It was the eastern Tamil Hindus who welcomed these fake Arab largely low caste Tamil Islamic converts from Tamil Nadu into their lands, as fellow Tamils and gave them lands and even Hindu Tamil Mukkuva women as wives to start a family , as many of the Muslim refugees who fled to the east were young men, as the Parangi( Portuguese ) had killed most of the old , women and children amongst them. Now their ungrateful descendants , have radicalised themselves and have converted themselves from eastern Tamil Muslims , who followed the 1000 year old Tamil Sufi Islam , that they brought from their South Indian homeland , to some sort of aggressive, evil, intolerant , nasty, pathetic Western Asian, Wahhabi Arab clones and have started to create havoc in the ancient Hindu Tamil eastern Sri Lanka. With the large amount of funds from certain Islamic nations and organisations. With the help of the Sinhalese and Sri Lankan establishment , they are openly stealing Tamil lands from individuals , Hindu temples and state land and converting /creating Muslim villages . mosques etc.

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        wow man… Tamil upper cast must have been seriously ugly people. How come otherwise the low cast Muslims are much good looking than their ancestral upper cast brethren?

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          Lee

          The acid test is who has the brain that works.
          Since the Sinhalese, Tamils, …Muslims share the same genetic makeup I see no difference among them. I am not bothered about if they are ugly. I am only care about their wisdom. .
          All are stupid.

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      Contd: This also happening in parts of Mannar, where an Iblis is destroying a wilderness and on the excuse of settling displaced northern Muslims , is settling out of area Muslims . 60000 Muslims were chased off from the north but strangely around 200000-300000 are now claiming that they are displaced northern Muslims and want to lands in areas , where there is no history of Muslims ever living. The government and armed forces are turning a blind eye to all these extremist activities and even subtly encouraging these activities , as the victims are all Tamils and they think they can use Islamic extremism to contain the Tamils in the north and east and also be encouraging this extremism , they are helping the Muslims to distance themselves from their Dravidian Tamil culture and heritage and create some sort of Wahhabi Arab identity , that will further fracture the island’s Tamil speakers. Nasty selfish Muslim politicians and elite/establishment are also encouraging these activities , as this immensely benefit them. This is why despite the Tamils who are still the largest community in the east and the real owners of the east , are now being increasingly marginalised in the east , and all power has now been given to Muslim politicians , who are well known for their Islamic extremism. Now this Islamic extremism that the Sinhalese and the Sri Lankan state , as well as other outside forces , deliberately created , encouraged and fed to contain the Tamils from the north east , has come to bite the Sinhalese , who encouraged this in the first place. They and their foreign supporters never expected this and are now blinking.

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    Come on Harees,Your attempts to divert attention to other ‘bull shit’ issues will not succeed.
    /
    Own up to your crimes and repent.. The problem with the ‘eye for an eye’ philosophy of your prophet you believe in blindly. This is the ‘return’ for Christchurch. They chose our poor country because they couldn’t crack the security network of the US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
    /
    But the animals had no qualms about killing 300 innocent Sri Lankans. They don’t deserve a judicial process. As the Iranians and their own Saudi gurus do, they should be stoned to death in public.
    /
    We curse their graves.

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    Gentlemen,

    There are two petitions flying around:

    1. To ban the Abaya.
    2. Ban the SLTJ as a Terrorist organization.

    Please sign them both.

    Meanwhile, our boys in the Army and STF are working on ensuring YOUR safety. Let them do their job without shouting about Human rights and civil liberties etc. You can save those topics for another day. Perhaps, when on a boring day when there is no other news to go around. But for now, Human Rights and Civil liberties have killed more people than Small Pox.

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      Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera “Meanwhile, our boys in the Army and STF are working on ensuring YOUR safety”

      No our boys are in camped in the NE – running hotels, local tourism and engaging in agriculture and attending all school events and other public events – while the foreign terrorist walk in to sri lanka check in to 5 star hotels and blow every one up.

      ..and the head of Defence our president ignore the warning and go to Thirupathi to get the blessing to become the next president again while complaining about the cashew served on route to Thirupathi

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        Rajash,

        You should check out the latest updates. The Army has been granted Executive powers to handle the situation under Emergency Laws that existed during the war. Have no fears Rajash, the Army has been there and done that. They know what to do to these rif-rafs. Humiliation is a great tactic that works against these rif-rafs. General Pershing of the US army used this tactic very effectively in the Phillipines.

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        Rajash

        His boys were caught napping.
        Even though they were given specific information they were sitting on it perhaps the information was written in English.

        Now you know who won the war.
        The action has just started.
        Lets see how the proud Ranavirus would be kicked around by the ISIS trained terrorists.
        The politicians might concede island’s security to Hindians as has been the case since 1948.

        I was led to believe LTTE was the most powerful and ruthless terrorist organisation in the world according to many Sinhala/Buddhist fascists and they are proud of their armed forces for defeating it. I do not know what their opinion of LTTE after the Sunday carnage.

        The only person who can defeat this island is Gota.
        Lets hire him.

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      What about
      1. Banning burkha, growing of beard and wearing Arabic dress
      2. Ban Muslim extremist politicians from eastern province like Hisbullah, Athaulla, Rishard Badurdeen and Harees

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    Lukman Harees: As you are belittling it. think 290 muslims died in Srilanka and 500 injured after a waar. How many years you muslims cry out loud just the way some Tamils and NGOs cry out loud. IT is definitely very precisely planned. Foreign organizations must be involved. SRI LANKAMUST CONTROL EXTREMIST MUSLIM BEHAVIOUR WHETHER IT IS IN CLOTHS OR OTHER WISE. There are peaceful muslims. they should be separated.

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    One thing is very clear. Muslims, as well NGOs should be monitored. International community also must be watched.

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    Not a word on Muslim extremism or a single word criticizing them. A lot of heavy words with no meaning. The writer as always trying to white wash the terrorists of his faith. Pathetic .

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    Jay Chambers !

    Just do a Google search on Western/Christian/Athiest’s Genocides.. You’ll find NO ONE comes nearer to your ilks, The infighting of Christian Europe and
    The Genocide of Natives of the America’s Australia’s Africa’s Asia’s The World Wars 1/2, & the Middle east’s.. I guess you’re blind to the facts, well.. that’s ok for a Hypocrite

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      The blood in Lanka is still not fully dry and the bodies are not yet buried and the people are still shell shocked by Moslem genocidal maniacal hellfire and we have total retards talking about Google searches. Forget Google, you nitwit, look for the Moslem fanatics in your neighborhood, waiting to blow up and destroy life. What we saw this weekend is just the tip of the iceberg. Lankan politicians should be tried in the Hague for negligence of genocidal proportions and incompetence, and thereby aiding and abetting Moslem massacre of innocents.

      Meanwhile someone please give this retard who calls himself Alan another computer and an internet connection meanwhile so that he can browse whatever the turd he wants to unearth from the depth of the web. Over the dead bodies of innocents Alan will continue his Google searches as long as he has a high speed connection!!

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    Jay Chamber When Delhi sultanate rule in south India collapsed. South Indian Dalite prostitutes and Their Children had nowhere to go. Their fathers were Afghanistan soldiers came to south india under the leadership of captain called Akil Malik ( Indian brave soldier converted Islam ) who help Delhi sultanate to conqueror south part of India. When south Indians regained control. south Pakistani & Gujarati Marine traders who were doing trading with east Indies helped those base born lot to go to east Indies but due to volcanic eruption & Tsunami situation around Island Sumatra lot had to land in East & west coast of Lanka with help of Kotte kingdom from which Gujarati & south Pakistani mariners had very good trading ties. Kingdom given only temporarily shelter at the request of Gujarati marine traders. Little after that Portuguese came & Gujarati & Pakistani Marine traders had to leave our shores. Only a few Arab traders came in that period led by Christians Arabs & few negroid Muslims sailors. They were given rest houses in north of Colombo where They built Christian church. Muslim Mosque was not allowed due to dismantling of Buddhist temple situated in Yemen by Apostle Mohamed when he was the ruler of Medina. As per the History Yemen Trader called Punna collected Lord Buddha’s Hair relic & built that temple. Those refugees given shelter by Kandyan king time to time believing they were good soldiers. But Sinhalese peasants opposition Due to slaughter of cows some were sent to south east to joined their lot already living there. Few still Managed to live Under Portuguese rule giving them services like Animals slaughter & helping Marine works in Galle & Colombo harbors. In Dutch Era Malays & Javanese brought here as Soldiers and Supervisors for Cinnamon preparation for export as Sinhalese worked as per Kandian King’s orders only. .

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    290 had been blown off. %00 had been injured. Muslims still preach, just beating around the bush.I heard Maulavi also had been arrested. the govt here after must be strict with Wahabis and Wahabi mosques should be monitored for their preachings and activities.

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    Lukman Harees: Why majority Muslim countries and Sri Lankan Muslim politicians are silent, No condolences.

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    All of this Harees’ writings are biased towards or defending barberic, Islamic terrorists. Its not only him but all the muslim writers and journos do the same.
    1) There is no comparison between NZ attack and Easter Sunday attack. They both are heaven and earth apart dear Harees. NZ is a developed, guns and ammos available country. SL is not. So a crazy or sick or drugged or criminal or hater, single guy walked in and did it. In SL its the opposite. Well planned, all materials painfully shipped in, coordinated etc etc to say least planned for months. In NZ there is reasonable fear and argument of unusually huge mosques and too many muslims settling there. Muslims are outsiders. So a native went crazy. In SL, natives are butchered in multiple numbers, most brutal manner by outside, brutal cult. Call spade a spade. Many more disparities between both attacks, if you have a brain to think. You only try to lighten, divert or intentionally mislead readers, what your barbarians have done. In NZ muslims are taking over in scores but here barbarians are trying to fear monger and chase away natives dear Harees. Listen to that leader’s video.
    2) You mislead and mix up this massacre comparing and bringing in LTTE. There is no comparison at all again. Nothing this sort happened LTTE time. Never targeted civilians or religious places this manner. Even airport attack destroyed about 15 planes but not a single civilian casualty by intention. LTTE methods were unacceptable, but they had genuine grievances and political goals. They acted against forces and govt but not against Sinhalese people. Thanks to LTTE war, many half baked muslim writers and journos are having a job. 6% Muslims enjoy 60% of everything in SL. Yet again you all aided and abetted this barbaric act on most innocent of innocent, in a most peaceful and holy place and time.

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    Muslims and their leadership in Sri Lanka must come out and identify extremist & deadly elements in their midst now as a priority. Otherwise the whole Muslim community will suffer heavily. Burkas need to be banned as a video clearly showed a man was arrested in Colombo by the police wearing a burka. Burkas are a perfect cover for terrorists.

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      Hela

      Good to hear from you.

      “Muslims and their leadership in Sri Lanka must come out and identify extremist & deadly elements in their midst now as a priority.”

      So should the Sinhala/Buddhists fascist supporters.

      “Otherwise the whole Muslim community will suffer heavily.”

      Are you threatening them?

      “Burkas need to be banned as a video clearly showed a man was arrested in Colombo by the police wearing a burka.”

      Sarong, flabby trousers, skirts, Aryan Amudes, …… sarees, … need to be banned and the men and women who do not carry their brain in their head should also should be detained in their homes.

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    Oh by the way while the boys of retarded/racial Perera has been busy monitoring day to day life of the community in North they could not F—-N see what was brewing under their nose in Kathankuddy. A typical retarded Lankan who thinks he is Einstein , with a swollen head and EGO to match. Dude a pretty bad combo, we call it “double trouble ” here in West. In past two weeks Lankan Army had called for inquiry an ex LTTE guy for giving a “like” in FB posting, and local Thavil / Nadhaswaram artist who allegedly played some old LTTE related patriotic music in a temple , on New Years day. In the mean time enough warning was given by India and us, providing specific names and groups who were planning an attack. The government officially apologized today for intelligence lapse???? SHUT THE F—K UP shemale Perera.

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    Why don’t you have the moral character to call a Spade a Spade. ISIS has now claimed responsibility. THIS IS NOT HINDU,. CHRISTIAN or BUDDHIST Terrorists. These are ISIS wahabi Salafist Muslim ideology inspired Muslim terrorists. If this were the White guy in New Zealand you would be very clear. Now you want to obfuscate issues ? Say it. Or wait wait, wait for Lateef F to say it is the work of Jews and Zionists.

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    In the DailyMail UK report this was printed (see highlighted) Question is was politically correct liberalism of the new regime that stymied at least investigating the claims? simply basing it on the report. Were there cells already across the nation? Lots of people talk about Kattankudy.

    In 2016, authorities were warned there would be a ‘blood bath’ by the head of radical Buddhist group BSS, Galagodaatte Gnanasara, if Razik was not arrested

    Very clear now that the Government failed despite warnings. The partisan bickering between the nincompoop from Polonnaruwa, the uneducated President, and the haughty Colombo Feudal elite PM in their coalition government. has left the country totally mismanaged in terms of national security. I am pretty sure the Rajapakse regime would not have wasted time when Intel was provided by the Army and the Police as well about these maniac Islamic fascist terrorists.

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    Lasantha Pethiyagoda:
    Even though it might have been “stating the obvious,” what you said needed to be put down in black and white and you did.
    Thank you.

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