18 November, 2018

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Either Way Muslims Have No Escape

By Mass L. Usuf

Mass Usuf

Experience is an honest Teacher. To let others, benefit from one’s own experience that person must share it with them. This is exactly what this piece is about.

The incident stems from a casual chat between old friends. Each person was arguing on a certain matter trying to prove his point as superior. All with a sense of humour and poking fun at each other.  I, too, did the same. At one point, I changed my opinion and expressed a different view. The moment I did that one of my friends said, ‘you are now changing your view, typical thambiya’. I am thankful to them because they are the reason for me to clarify an important matter that bugs many people. Firstly, my friends are decent and respectable Sinhalese people. They are not racists. Secondly, when they made the statement typical ‘thambiya’, I am hundred percent certain that they said so not with a racist intent.  However, that was proof that this perversion has been engrained in the minds of people.Like my friends there are many out there who have been innocently influenced by this deep-rooted prejudice.

Neither is any community better than another nor, is any person of one community better than a person from another community.  In every community there is the good, the bad and the ugly.  We are all human beings and that is how human beings are made of by nature.  Civic mindedness demands that this needs to be highlighted.  It is unreasonable, unscientific and illogical to address Muslims in this perverted sense.

Analysing ‘Thambiya’

In Tamil ‘Thambi’ means, ‘brother’ a very affectionate word.  In the past, even the Sinhalese people respectfully refer to a person of Muslim or Tamil origin, as ‘thambi’.  Today, this word is used by most of the Sinhala majority as a derogatory or offensive term especially targeting the Muslim people.  A by-product of the unfortunate growth of racism in this country. Far from the respectful address of those days, ‘Thambiya’ has now been given a new definition by the racists. It means, ‘Kattaya’ (cunning) and untrustworthy Muslim person.

In this background, lets analyse the situation where a Muslim person is considered as a cunning and untrustworthy person. The word, ‘thambiya’ in its distorted version had been alluded to increasingly in the social media by the Sinhala extremists.  This usage against the Muslims has been taken for granted by everyone without proper inquiry or understanding.  If some Muslim businessmen are accused of cheating, the same is true of some Sinhalese and Tamil businessmen who also cheat.   Hostile stereo typing a particular people belonging to a culture, religion or ethnicity is unreasonable.

See the difference between these two stereo types: (1) Bruce Lee of martial art fame is Chinese. The perceptive assumption can be that all Chinese people know at least some kung fu. (2) ISIS the terrorist outfit are ‘Muslims’ so all Muslims are terrorists.  The first is a positive stereotype while the second is negative.  Both are unscientific statements.  The truth is that not every Chinese knows kung fu nor every Muslim is a terrorist.  Similarly, the usage of the word ‘thambiya’ connoting all Muslims as cunning or untrustworthy is unscientific.  Logically, there should then be Sinhala and Tamil ‘thambiyas’ too, within this description.

Black Sheep

Culture defines the values, norms, social behaviour, outlook etc. of the people fitting into a particular culture.  People belong to various cultures.  This is a universal reality.  Those belonging to one culture through cognitive structuring develops certain perceptions of the cultural pattern of the other group.  These can be both positive and negative perceptions.  Some of these perceptions can also be irrational, distorted or prejudiced.  Several factors contribute to this – appearance, social interaction, jealousness, inability to compete etc.

The Muslim community is not an exception to the reality that in every community there are black sheep. It will be dishonest to deny that in the Muslim community there are no cunning or untrustworthy people.  In the same way, there are several cunning and untrustworthy people in other communities too.  The distortion of this truism takes place when one group, based on the exceptional situation of a few persons, prejudicially uses a broad brush on the entire community.  This is done influenced by prejudice; that is preconceived or unfounded opinion not based on reason. One of the causes being dislike or hostility towards the target group’s behaviour. Yet another being the psyche of dominance over another group of people.  Here, in this instance, the Muslims.

Holier-Than-Thou

Blaming an entire community for the wrongdoings of a few is called stereotyping. A stereotype is a generalization about a group of people which arises from prejudicial targeting, as in the case of ‘thambiya’.  Therefore, most of the times stereo types are inaccurate.

This holier-than-thouattitude of the Sinhala people cannot be allowed to continue unchecked.  Some Sinhalese people behave as if no one in their community are cunning or untrustworthy. Or, in other words, figuratively there is no ‘thambiya’ amongst them, according to the new definition.  To think in this manner is absolutely wrong.  The inherent prejudice denies them the rational thinking of taking cognisance of the fact of the same ‘thambi’ behavioural pattern in their own community.  You see what others are like, according to your own perception and, fail to see such qualities in your own self.  The reason is because you are not prejudiced negatively with your own self and, naturally have not stereo typed the behaviour of your people.

Let us consider the following situations (though I do not necessarily subscribe to some of these). The Muslim politicians are accused as turn coats and opportunists.  Are not the Sinhalese or Tamil politicians the same?  When the Muslims start a political party, they are communalists. When the Sinhalese start an ethnic party, they are protectors of their race. When the monks speak out, they are protecting Buddhism and the race.  When the Muslim learned speak out they are promoting Wahabism (if this allegation is true or false is a separate debate).  When the Muslim speaks kindly and respectfully, he is labelled as cunning. When he does not show these qualities, he is called arrogant.  When Muslims do not use Sinhala names they are accused of not integrating.  When a Muslim starts a new business with a Sinhala name, he is accused of deceiving the Sinhala people using a Sinhalese name.  When a Muslim change his position based on newer facts he is untrustworthy.  When he sticks to his point without change, he is called a bigot. Muslims are accused of not contributing to the economy.  When a Muslim develops a business, he is accused of usurping the business of the Sinhalese people (and they cowardly commit acts of arson).  Muslims are accused of slaughtering cows but the Sinhalese queue up to buy beef or order their favourite plate of ‘devilled beef’ when having a drink. The list of no escape either way can continue, in this manner.

Miccha Sankappa

The Sinhalese community must remind themselves of the words of buddha on ‘right view’ (Samma Ditti).  Right view produces right thinking (Samma Sankappa).  Come out of these prejudicial, stereo type and maladaptive perceptions ‘wrong thinking’ (Miccha Sankappa) about another group of people.  Whoever does not have the basic ‘samma ditti’, such person is far from liberation and will continue to live within the dungeons of darkness.  He creates hell not only for himself but for others as well.

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    USUF: YOU are again wrong. Muslim established a bad reputation and now the word THAMBI MAy be using in a deregotary way. IT is the same with the word “MUSLIM” i think in most places of the world. They think that a muslims is a violent person who comes behind him and kill him. So, it is muslims who have to talk and change their identity and perception. What you people all do is saying that we muslims are perfect, not wrong and nothing to do. IT is the non belivers who discriminate us.

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      Mass Usuf,

      RE: Either Way Muslims Have No Escape

      Either Way Muslims Have No Escape, because they have discarded REASON and MODERATION, and wholeheartedly decided to to follow the stupidest among them, the ULAMA, IMAMS, and MOULAVIS in many different eays

      Stupidest Muslim Vs Neil Tyson – How ideology can ruin intellectual power

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyCxrL9-C84

      This is not a debate between some Muslim and Neil Tyson. But this video shows the thinking of some very well educated 21’st century Muslim (I don’t know he is ignorant, stupid or dishonest. But he is one for sure) and Neil Tyson speaking in a lecture about how Muslims intellectual power is ruined by an ideology.

      Want to know more? Read up on Farweez Imamudeen on ACJU, Muslims and Stupidity, and the comments.

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/acju-in-the-way-of-co-existence/

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        Yo Amarasiri,
        The egoistic mindset that which is common amongst the “Sinhala Racists” is mainly due to the belief that Buddhism is the only truth and the rest of the worlds other religions are Myths and this mindset has caused him to believe that HE IS SUPER INTELLIGENT just because he is a believer in Buddhism. This is fed into their minds from childhood where they have no intellectual capability to come in for a decent debate. Instead, when they are challenged Intellectually, they come with violence in response due to his inability to bring logical response. So, the term THAMBIYA is their logic.
        Amarasiri, Lately I have observed that you have become an ardent fan of Neil Tyson, a muck headed smart ass who can dupe anyone with his crappy pseudo science explanations that you see very often in Youtube. I think you are picking up, always the Pro Zionist videos that have nothing but crappy Scientific theories based on wild imagination being propagated as real TRUTHFUL SCIENCE. LET ME SUGGEST YOU ONE to debunk your claim….. Please watch if you have any intellectual power to understand the content and the challenges posed in it, against the Zionist Theories of Evolution, Earth is a Globe, Moon Landing craps….. “MUST SEE!!! MUSLIM VS ATHEIST: EVOLUTIONIST – Imran Hussein” in you tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hKS6gU4RLM&t=253s

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          Radical Ideas,

          “The egoistic mindset that which is common amongst the “Sinhala Racists” is mainly due to the belief that Buddhism is the only truth and the rest of the worlds other religions are Myths and this mindset has caused him to believe that HE IS SUPER INTELLIGENT just because he is a believer in Buddhism.”

          Remember, the IQ of the Paras in the Land is 79.

          1. The Sinhala are Paradeshis, foreigners, strangers in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

          Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people:

          https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

          2. The Buddhism is also Para-Buddhism.However the Buddhism got changed to Para-Sinhala, Para-Buddhism, that is really a cult of Buddhism. It ii like Wahhabi-Salafism, that is a cult of Islam, that follows Satan, per Hadith of Najd.

          “Amarasiri, Lately I have observed that you have become an ardent fan of Neil Tyson, a..”

          Amarasiri is a lover of wisdom, and truth, and will appreciate from wherever it comes from, whether Greeks, Romans, Persians, Indians, Chinese, Arabs, Italians, Poles, Germans, English, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Muslims, Sunis, Tamils, Sinhala etc, but it has to be supported, not just MYTHS.

          “against the Zionist Theories of Evolution, Earth is a Globe,”

          Charles Darwin was not a Zionist or a Jew but a Christian.

          Aristotle was not a Zionist or a Jew but a Greek Philosopher. Around 300 BCE, the Greeks measured circumference of the Earth.

          Eratosthenes of Cyrene. He is best known for being the first person to calculate the circumference of the Earth, which he did by comparing altitudes of the mid-day sun at two places a known North-South distance apart. His calculation was remarkably accurate. He was also the first to calculate the tilt of the Earth’s axis (again with remarkable accuracy).

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            “Amarasiri is a lover of wisdom, and truth, and will appreciate from wherever it comes from, whether …… blah, blah, blah ” People love what they do not have.

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            Dear Amarasiri, You have said….”Amarasiri is a lover of wisdom, and truth, and will appreciate from wherever it comes from”…. this is very interesting. But, you have this “PARA” mentality where you go adding the “PARA” to everything you seems to be disliking. Is it the PARA-LYSIS in something of your mind which is forcing you to use “PARA” to everything??? By the way, I have also noticed that you never use “PARA” to Christianity and Judaism….right? That gives us some indication what you are and what your mission is. That’s OK for us because, you have a belief system (by default) based on what you have been INDOCTRINATED. Coming to the points made on CHARLES DARWIN…. You have said he wasn’t a JEW. But, He was a FREEMASON. Freemasonry is the Secret Society of the JEWS, invented as a SPY SYSTEM to sneak into the mainstream GOYIM society (Non-Jewish Population of the world) to destroy the GOYIM/NonJews from within. The Jews want to remove the world population from the GOD consciousness and to make their belief system to be replaced with something else like THE NEW AGE ( a Satanic religion) that can be manipulated and controlled by the JEWS forever, and they brought in THE EVOLUTION THEORY for this purpose. This theory became the BLOODBATH of the humanity in later years. Darwin was a CRYPTO JEW who hid his real identity and changed his name to an ENGLISH/CHristain sounding name. Not only him, his entire family/clan has changed their identity for the purpose of the ZIONIST DECEPTION which is still going on right at this moment. Coming to your next point, Aristotle (according to you) measured the circumference of the earth is the biggest BULLSHIT that you have happened to be believing in it.

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              All od the scientific theories (unproven till now) are part and parcel of the SOCIAL DARWINISM that was used as the tool to impose the ZIONIST AGENDA on the world population. There is no tool or method available in the world TO MEASURE (the so called) EARTH’S MOVEMENT. To imagine Aristotle had the tools and the techniques to measure the circumference of the earth (if it is a globe) is stupendous, according to that era. The science has advanced they say in the modern world and yet, it is still incapable of measuring the EARTH’s MOVEMENTS. Not only this, the MOON LANDING HOAX could not be taken into the modern world due to advancement of the KNOWLEDGE the humanity is gaining with the advent of the INTERNET. All the intelligent people have joined in the WWW population to input their thoughts and revolutionary ideas that DEBUNKED many of the established “FACTS” that the ZIONIST industry was propagating throughout the last 250 years.

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              Radical Ideas,

              1. ) ” But, you have this “PARA” mentality where you go adding the “PARA” to everything you seems to be disliking. “

              It is a case of staying closer to the truth, calling a spade A spade, a duck a duck and a Para, a Para. It has nothing to do with Para-lysis, even though some Paras may face Para-lysis when the truth is revealed to them that they are Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

              Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people:

              https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

              2. “By the way, I have also noticed that you never use “PARA” to Christianity and Judaism….right? “
              Wrong!
              Amarasiri restricts his geography to the Land of Native Veddfah Aethho. So all those Paras, and their Para-beliefs that came illegally by Hora-Oru Kalla-Thonis and Illegal-Boats are ALL PARAS including their Para-beliefs. So, by definition, Sinhala, Tamils, Muslims, Malays, Portuguese, Dutch, English, Chines etc are all Pars, including their beliefs, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Jainism, Christianity, Judaism, Zoroastrianism etc.

              The Paradesi Synagogue, The PARA-desi Synagogue

              The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, located in Kochi, Kerala, in South India. Constructed in 1567, it is one of seven synagogues of the Malabar Yehudan or Yehudan Mappila people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin. Paradesi is a word used in several Indian languages, and the literal meaning of the term is “foreigners”, applied to the synagogue because it was built by Sephardic or Spanish-speaking Jews, some of them from families exiled in Aleppo, Safed and other West Asian localities.

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          Radical Ideas,

          Can you satisfy Amarasiri’s curiosity to know?

          1. How did life get started on the Earth?

          2.. When did life get started on the Earth?

          3. After life hot started on the Earth, how did the plants, animals and humans, including Greeks, Romans, Jews, Zionists, Arabs, Persians , Indians, Chinese, Buddhists, Paras etc. end up they way they are now? By evolution, natural selection or by intelligent design, as per the Holy Bible and the Holy Quran?

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            Dear Amarasiri, answering your questions is easy. But, making one undesrtand its meaning totally depends on faith, whether it be from a religious source or from any other one. You have to switch the faith from one to another. The Darwinian theory made assumptions and put the Apes in the origin of mankind without providing any proof that can be satisfying. The inventors and the promoters of Darwinism forced upon the world its theories as the only truth, through colonialism which was blended with Zionist agenda, with the British imposed modern education system that they are in full control of, up to the present day. The origins of life is better explained in the Quran and in the Islamic teachings in a believable way than the Darwinists. Zionist teaching is some kind of an indoctrination which is forced upon the humanity with the support of the Global Media, the Medical/pharmaceutical industry and scientific Incorporations (owned and controlled by them) for huge monetary benefits that comes under a global system governed by them. They have simply hijacked everything from us and have been manipulating them for their evil designs which has caused immense damage to the humanity.

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              Radical Ideas,

              1.”answering your questions is easy. But, making one undesrtand its meaning totally depends on faith, whether it be from a religious source or from any other one. “

              So, you have different answers based on different belief systems, but the truth is one, and data and observations that support the truth is more believable than just blind belief.

              2. “The Darwinian theory made assumptions and put the Apes in the origin of mankind without providing any proof that can be satisfying. “

              The Primates(Apes) have 48 chromosomes, and humans have 46 chromosomes. The human chromosome # 2 was formed by the fusion of two primate chromosomes.

              Ken Miller on Human Evolution

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi8FfMBYCkk

              Dr. Ken Miller talks about the relationship between Homo sapiens and the other primates. He discusses a recent finding of the Human Genome Project which identifies the exact point of fusion of two primate chromosomes that resulted in human chromosome #2.

              Why not get the Chromosome # 2 of the Ulama, Imams Moulavis, Priests, Monks and Wahhabis tested for the fusion of two primate chromosomes that resulted in their human chromosome #2?

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                Yo Amarasiri, Ken Miller or anyone does not provide proofs. They only bring about fantasy story telling how it might have happened. DNA testings have many flaws. one can check by typing in “the flaws of DNA testing” in the youtube and google to find out the informations found in it…..and the Ancestry DNA testing is a total hoax. All of the Western world’s findings are questionable as most of them are fabrication propagated through the Jew controlled media for their NWO agenda.

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        Amarasiri ,

        Majority of Americans are labelled as Christians . Majority of
        Indians as Hindus , Majority of Indonesians as Muslims ,
        Majority of Mid East as Arabs and Majority of Russians as
        Communists even today and so on . Your quote on Tyson lecture
        about how “Muslims intellectual power is ruined by an ideology”
        is not untrue but there’s definitely more to it as to what makes
        Tyson come to that end and Muslims fall that low .It is all about
        how to gather power , hold it and expand it . As the writer put it ,
        all Chinese are not Bruce Lees and all Muslims are not ISIS .
        Similarly all Sinhalese are not ‘Modayas’ as Tamils call them !
        And if anybody is under the impression that Americans are all
        intelligent along with their European partners , one should explain
        why Americans are called ‘dirty American ‘ and Italians are called
        ‘dogs of Europe.’ In eighties it was the Greek who was called ‘dogs
        of Europe.’ I don’t know how Italians beat them ! Not only a small
        community like Muslims or Tamils in Srilanka but developed
        big countries call each other by names . They don’t care because it
        is not backed by rage and hatred . In Srilanka , it has become a
        development project of extremism to target vulnerable people .
        You just can use any word to antagonize anyone ! Hambaya was
        invented by Dharmapala ! Marakkala , respectfully and ending
        with ‘ya’ derogatory ! Muslim minissu is a decent call ! When time
        for trouble , you call all names . Even Premadasa was called ‘Kanu
        Kata.’ CBK was ‘eye one.’ JRJ was ‘Koranawardana.’ Muslims take
        it easy except accompanied with force or abuse.

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          whywhy

          “Majority of Americans are labelled as Christians ………”
          Majority of Turks are Muslims

          They all want separation of religion and state, because religion is a personal belief system, unproven.

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        There is an escape route for Muslims if they do the following.
        1. Stop building mosques all over the country with foreign funds. Agree to demolish those built without permission from local Sinhalese residents or which serve only a handful of Muslims in the area.
        2. Stop shouting over the loud speakers, which are irritant to the ears. If you like to use the loud speakers play Baila music instead of Arabic slogans.
        3. Stop wearing Arabic dresses. Muslim women must make their Abayas using used sarongs of Sinhala men and Muslim men should make their Arabic costume using used dressing gowns of Sinhala women. In this way you can show that there is cordiality and no Sinhalese can object.
        4. Stop grabbing lands from others. If you think that there is not enough land for the Muslims, control your population. Demonstrate that you are not attempting to control Sinhala population growth and overtake them in numbers.
        5. Stop carrying out illegal activities like black market, tax dodging, smuggling and drug peddling. Allow a team of Sinhala patriots to check your activities.
        6. Stop barbaric practice of halal slaughter and forcing Sinhalese to eat it. Serve in Muslim restaurants, meat obtained by humane methods used to kill animals.

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      Jim softy: Buddhists Sinhalese also established a bad reputation in the civilized world as similar to Burmese Buddhists as violent, murderous, brutal community.

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      @jimsot..

      YOU the most racist and brainless guy who always under the influence of Kasippu comment what ever you want . You know , Baudayas established not only a Bad reputation but also proved to the world they are the Terrorists who kill , rape woman and children even in Pansal. In fact Sinkeleayas can be called AIYA as they call others , specially Muslims as THAMBI means Younger brother = MALLI in sinhala. But, becausse of Sinkelaya’s horrific behavior, Now the word PAYYA is used instead of Aiyaa to denote srilankan Sinkele Baudayas by other minorities in a derogatory and mockering way ..
      You know Sin keleyas called as ‘ PAYYA’ , KALLATHONIYA as vijayan’s captives, BOOTHAYA , IRISIYAWAYA , KASIPPAYA…… etc….so many names.. But Muslims and otehrs hardly used this word as they are civilised and behaving in a good ethical manner.

      . The world now started to think that a Sinkele Baudaya is a violent person who comes behind someone and kill him. So, it is Baudayas who have to talk and change their identity and perception in front of civilised world. What your people all do is saying that we follow buddha’s teaching so are harmless , not doing killings ..etc. It is the non belivers and Pagan like you who discriminate us.

      Today 19 sinkele baudayas arrested in a facebook party with Kudu Ganja and pills to get ecstasy in Mitiyagoda area. All are your fellows Sinkele Baudayas.. A kaavi rapist Venom: Sigiriye Damminda also arrested for Raping a woman who went to give sill in his pansal. This is Nirvana .. you see..!! .

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      Dear Mr. Usuf, The problem the Muslims are facing today is nothing but the TAKE OVER OF THE COUNTRY BY THE ISRAELI/US/BRITISH/Zionists and the resonance of its evilness is the many ANTI MUSLIM POGROMS (Fully State Sponsored) that you see today. The SL State is a begger entity where they need money being pumped from somewhere to run the show, all the time. The Central Bank of SL have even approached George Soros Foundations and its allied institutions for finance. Imagine, an evil Jew such as Soros will do once he becomes the financier of a country like ours which is run by a bunch Jewish Blooded Govigama Mafia criminals…. No wonder the chaos, corruption, Wars and destructions as it is happening all over the world where the EVIL JEWISH hand is touched upon something when it becomes a disaster. Soros is famous for creating troubles in peaceful places as he is an ambassador of the Zionist movement to push the UN sponsored “AGENDA 21” TO DEPOPULATE THE WORLD reducing the humanity from 7 Billions of people to a mere 500 million living and the rest being massacred and murdered through the ZIONIST engineered WARS and poisoning of FOOD, MEDICINE and BIRTH CONTROL techniques. Have seen any GOVI Leader of SL/Ceylon from the 1940’s not promoting RACISM????? They need the RACISM CAULDRON burning always and they do their best to keep it maintained through their STATE SPONSORED POGROMS and mob violence. The Term Thambiya has all the ingredients to keep the stupid Racist Sinhala Mass on a permanent EVIL SPELL to trigger the next conflict after a concluded one that makes the GOVIGAMA CLAN always ruling on the blood of the innocents.

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        Radical Ideas the Islamic idiotic infidel, you say that there is a Zionist agenda to depopulate the world by poisoning of food, medicine and birth control techniques. This is exactly what Sinhalese are saying that Muslims are doing in Sri Lanka in order to depopulate Sinhalese, for which your imbecile community is shouting from roof tops. What then is the difference between Zionists and Muslims. Look at the way Muslims are grabbing lands of Tamils, the last one being in Vavuniya. How then can you pretend to be innocent. You will do worse things if you are ruling Sri Lanka.

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      Muslim is now a four letter word plus two.it is increasingly becoming an obscene word!

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    A good contribution and as you stated thsmbiyas and kattays are available in Tamil and Sinhala families as well
    I also have two thambiyas

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      Agree with Mass L. Usuf. The anti-muslim feeling in SL and in the world is now at fever-pitch. So widespread, it is creeping into liberal, educated, tolerant segments of society as well. Sad, but true. I have many Muslim friends in SL. I never call them “Thambiya” even affectionately. I have always felt there are negative connotations all too imminent in that word. Unfortunately. Mass L. Usuf is right that kind of insult should not go unchecked. Not any longer. If we are an open, strong society, we should talk about this kind of things in the open. Educate our children. There will be no other way forward.
      Cheers!
      PS: In defense of the Sinhalese, may I add, Sinhalese have never been alone in this kind of prejudice. Their fellow Tamil, Muslim & Burger Sri Lankans are masters of racism too. Tamils, in general, consider Sinhalese to be idiots. A racist point-of-view with which, I am often agreement. All are partners in crime in this area. Look at how the Jews and other so-called infidels are judged by the Muslims. WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO!

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        Ben Hurling.

        “Tamils, in general, consider Sinhalese to be idiots. A racist point-of-view with which, I am often agreement. “

        Both, Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils are Para-idiots, including Para-Muslims, with a mean IQ of 79.

        Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people:

        https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

        The problem is that the Para-idiots do not yet know that they are idiots, and still believe that stupidity is a virtue.

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    Why does Mass Usuf feel ‘trapped’ as a Muslim and looking for a way to ‘escape’ ?
    Are the ‘restraints’ which are trapping him real or perceived ?
    Have all these ‘restraints’ been placed on Muslims by the Buddhists (as implied by Usuf) or have the Muslims themselves contributed to the placement of such ‘restraints’ ?
    If the word ‘Thambiya’ is associated with the attribute ‘cunning’ in the minds of Buddhists, the intensity with which this attribute is associated will depend on the extent to which Muslims display acts perceived as being ‘cunning’ by the Buddhists. The origin of this association stems from the belief that most Muslims are engaged in ‘Business’ and කට්ට and කපටිකම are dispositional attributes associated with clever businesspersons. This association was not imposed externally by the Buddhists.
    Usuf tells us that “Blaming an entire community for the wrongdoings of a few is called stereotyping” and that this is wrong. Yet by demanding that “This holier-than-thou attitude of the Sinhala people cannot be allowed to continue unchecked”, isn’t he indulging in just that – stereotyping ?
    He too should move out of his Miccha Sankappa (“wrong-thinking”) and teach his fellow-Muslims the values of Samma Ditti (“right-thinking”).
    The way one thinks, one becomes.
    Think Sri Lankan. Be Sri Lankan (inclusivity)
    Think Muslim. Be Different (exclusivity)

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    Not quite sure as what Mass L. Usuf is trying to convey. Perhaps it is over-reaction. No responsible person has said that Lankan Muslims are terrorists.
    Yes, at one time labelling communities was prevalent. Shakespeare’s portrayal of Shylock has stuck.
    Such profiling is there even now. Remember the Trumps description of Africa as a shithole. French President’s quips about Africa. Churchill described Gandhi as a ‘half naked Kafir’. List is endless.

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    Let us consider the following situations (though I do not necessarily subscribe to some of these). The Muslim politicians are accused as turn coats and opportunists. Are not the Sinhalese or Tamil politicians the same? When the Muslims start a political party, they are communalists. When the Sinhalese start an ethnic party, they are protectors of their race. When the monks speak out, they are protecting Buddhism and the race. When the Muslim learned speak out they are promoting Wahabism (if this allegation is true or false is a separate debate). When the Muslim speaks kindly and respectfully, he is labelled as cunning. When he does not show these qualities, he is called arrogant. When Muslims do not use Sinhala names they are accused of not integrating. When a Muslim starts a new business with a Sinhala name, he is accused of deceiving the Sinhala people using a Sinhalese name. When a Muslim change his position based on newer facts he is untrustworthy. When he sticks to his point without change, he is called a bigot. Muslims are accused of not contributing to the economy. When a Muslim develops a business, he is accused of usurping the business of the Sinhalese people (and they cowardly commit acts of arson). Muslims are accused of slaughtering cows but the Sinhalese queue up to buy beef or order their favourite plate of ‘devilled beef’ when having a drink. The list of no escape either way can continue, in this manner.

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      // My complete comment was not pasted here.
      I agree with the author here.

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    The anger stems from the spread of Islam and it’s noticeable presence. I was amazed to see a huge building structure near the Bambalapitiya color lights that seems to be some Mosque or some resting place for worshipers. what the hell is that doing there?????????????? what next? a Malay foods and a abaya shop? just like the bloody hill street has turned into a unrecognizable route that i used to frequent when i was a kid. Islam and your practices are inconsistent. no religion should have that many set rules to be close to god. your rules oppress the woman and limit them while your men have multiple wives and leave them home and still go to the dancing prostitutes. the problem i have with your ‘ISLAM’ is the Muslim people only choose the correct time to be a MUSLIM. if practice well ISLAM will teach you to be the most peaceful religion. yet to the outside world it the community with the most hate, oppression to it’s woman, and brainwashes the young. no other religion stirs up so much debate. it’s easy to call us racist so that people will keep silent. unfortunately it makes people more frustrated and anger when they cant speak out, which will result in violence against more Muslims. you have your own hatred against the sunni-shia people, you give you children away for marriage.i know this will not be published in the comment section but i hope this message gets thru this shit author.

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      @Chris
      The bambalapitya buildings are one is 03 star Hotel and other is a Mosque . Why your eyes are stinging seeing those buildings ?
      Are you one the Budu Rowdies who set on fire to Muslims business places like Fashion Bug and Hameediyas which took around 10 hours to extinguish yesterday ?
      Your wedda jealousiya will only try to eat by looting others specially Muslims property.. Shame .didnt you the front page of Times which posted ‘ Face of Budda Terror ‘ …. Your guys never behave in a humane way…. .

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      Yo Chris,
      The hate for Islam is an ENGINEERED mega project of the Zionists. They want Islam destroyed because, Islam is the only religion that has prohibited USURY (Lending moneyman interest). Who are the biggest lenders in the world???? The Jews of course. Why Sri Lanka has to pay billions of money as repayment for the same money that did not benefit the country but went into the pockets of the GOVIGAMA MAFIA POLITICIANS and their BRETHREN for which the poor and the destitute have to pay???? The attack on Islam is MULTI TRILLION DOLLAR industry run by the US/BRITISH/EU Jews who are running the GLOBAL ZIONIST MAFIA. Its a huge network with the UN as its one of the main arm to dumb the world population to be online with their system. Almost 90% of the ruling ELITES of the world are JEWS or JEWISH Blooded criminals who have no mercy for the poor. Sri Lankan Govigama Mafia Ruling Elites are same….. Now they are promoting GOTA to be the next legal Mass Murderer of the country as President. Its all funded by the West. He is a US citizen by the way.

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      And have you noticed popping up of restaurants / food outlets in Colombo, but owned by Middle-eastern Arabs? In Deans road, Marada you see some Arab guys own and run a restaurant in typical Syrian or Lebanese style. Muslim license owner is not even living in SL.

      This guy is doing this to bypass BOI regulations and to keep investment at lowest.

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      @Chris- Were you drugged when you wrote this article? There is a Mosque in Bambalapitiya. So is there a Buddhist temple, a Christian Church, and a Hindu kovil all in Bambalapitiya. Be it. It’s every human being’s basic right to practice their religion at those places of worship. Yes, Malay Food shops will prrbably come up just like any other food joint. So will Abaya shops if people have the money to invest into these.My Religion don’t oppress women. It gives them equal stands in life. It’s just a few Mullahs here ensure their views are oppressed and this is what they try to generalize. Yes, Muslims give their CHildren in Marriage just like any other religion does. Iam guessing you must be giving your Parents in Marriage then:).. It’s Children you give in marriage once they attain a certain age. So shut up and speak after you know something about what you are going to speak off. Now do us a favor and bugger off

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    When Portuguese started massacring Muslims, King Senerath, a Sinhala Buddhist King rescued them by allowing them to settle in interior parts of Sinhale. But in 1915 these rascals forgot that and obstructed a Buddhist procession in Gampola which led to the first Sinhala Muslim clash. British colonial bastards interpreted that event as an uprising against them and massacred Sinhalayo using Hindian Sapoys. Both in 1915 and in 2014 as well as more recently in 2018, action by Muslims triggered clashes between Sinhala and Muslims but unfortunately whole narrative is written omitting key facts and putting the blame on Sinhala Buddhists to tarnish the image of Sinhala Buddhists.
    Muslims should remember that Sri Lanka or Sinhalayo do not need Muslims but Muslims need Sri Lanka and Sinhalayo. If Muslim extremists push Sinhalayo against the wall, they should be prepared to face the consequences.

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    Right.According to Usup we don’t have any other pressing problem in tis country, other than to lament about the so-called ‘persecution’ of Muslims. What nonsense? Where and how the fruck are they persecuted?. Go to Galle Face at the week end, no one other than Muslims are there. Others are working and they can’t have any time off even at the week end!. Still the Muslims haven’t had enough? Take it all then, The Sinhalese and Tamils will jump in the sea and give the whole country to you selfish, violent, myth believing caastards.

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    The title “Either Way Muslims Have No Escape” itself a reflection of the author’s mind.

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    Unfortunately Jim Softy as usually did not understand a single line of the article

    His mind is too clouded with hate and hence he justify ,if one Muslim or a group does something wrong the entire Community should be held ransom a very pathetic sickness with no cure .a very retarded personality .

    Yet I believe there are Sinhalese who are not the same as Jim Softy and are able to conceive logic .

    Thank you Yusuf for the article ,a need of the day.

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    The Muslims are suffering because of their leaders and the leaders are elected by the people- may be with good hopes. But unfortunately they seldom stick to their party. All what they are interested in getting a minister ship from what ever the party that comes comes into power. Even from 1948 on words the Muslims leaders from the East cheated the Tamil Arasukadchi after being elected on their party ticket purely to get the best, personally. to name a few – Kariapper, Mohamed Ali, Ahamed an so on. That was their way of life. Hence they are referred to as THOPPI PIRADDI. Unfortunately most of them have proved it that way. Of course there are few educated Muslims from North and East openly admit that they are Tamils by race but Muslims by religion like the Catholics, and other Christian sect. Then there are others who speak Tamil in their homes from the time they arrived here. But they do not want accept Tamil as their Mother Tong especially after the introduction of Sinhala as the official Language ‘Vasi pathata hoi’. perhaps. Recently according to press reports Musilim lady teachers Transferred to Hindu schools want to change their attire to ABAYA which covers their face/eyes as well. Earlier the Muslim Teaches wore MOTTAKU, which covers only their head with their face fully visible to the students.Which was acceptable to all concerned. A teacher should be easily identifiable. A random thought. readers may decide.

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      “Earlier the Muslim teachers Teaches wore MOTTKU……”
      There were hardly any Muslim lady teachers at that time teaching at a Hindu school like Shanmuga Vithiyasalai in Trincomalee. Neither were there any Muslim lady teachers who wore the dark suffocating Wahabi Abaya with slits for eyes who may have taught at a Muslim girl’s in the Island. All Muslim women wore sarees and covered their heads with the saree ends referred to as Mottaku to cover their heads. That identified them as a Muslim female.
      But with what is called an “Abaya”, which just a loose black bag with sleeves for the arms and slits for the eyes even any male can slip it on and get ready for mischief in a Sinhalese Buddhist or Tamil Hindu Girl’s school, let alone even go armed with a pistol to rob a bank. And that is my random thought about the controversy which is-currently going on now in Trinco which is playing out now in the social media. Whahabi zealotry can be seen playing at full throttle by any one by clicking on relevant websites.

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        Uthungan

        “But with what is called an “Abaya”, which just a loose black bag with sleeves for the arms and slits for the eyes “

        Aren’t you confused with Abaya with Niqab + Abaya and Burka?

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          Generally the Abaya is only worn when you go out, over the what you have dressed, like an outer coat. It can be over a saree a long skirt and blouse. Shalwar Kameez ( Punjabi as it is known here) or even over your jeans and blouse or frock. However once you enter a building, home, office school or any other institution , it is removed , just like and overcoat. However these confused wannabe Wahhabi Arab , Dravidian Tamil Muslims of Sri Lanka, insist on wearing this loose black bag , with sleeves over the arms inside like some witch or Wizard and walk around., with another huge black or dark coloured cloth covering their head most of their face and shoulders hanging loose over the fluttering black Abaya with its loose sleeves, frightening the life of little Hindu children in schools. Like some great bid crow or devil coming swooping on them . Arab and other western Asian and even South Asian Muslim women , remove this Abaya once they are indoors, and walk around with dressed in their normal clothes , with just the Hijab covering their head or the end of the Saree or Shalwar ( Shawl covering their head). Not even 1% wear the Niqab or the full Burka. 99% of these Niqab/Burka wearing women will very rarely ever come to work at all but you do have exceptions. These people are really confused. Not only about their clothes and even their true identity and just creating problems for everyone. Their mothers aunts grandmothers never wore the Abaya Nikab or Bukha but just the saree with the end or Munthanai covering their head. Were they less modest or Islamic. These people blended well with the rest of the population and there was no issue.

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          NV
          “Aren’t you confused with Abaya with Niquab+ Abaya and Burka?
          Indeed I am, and believe me when I say that I-have never had the opportunities you may have had to unpeel so patiently and to know each of those items by name whenever I had a rare chance.

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    Mass L. Usuf

    A long article with a silly content.

    Nothing serious to agree & nothing serious to disagree.

    Pls let me give a different view regarding this matter.

    Any minority community in any country in the world enjoys bigger/wider market share in relation to to its population.

    That’s the main secret/reason behind the extreme business success of Muslims in non- Muslim countries.

    Generally when 2 communities are living together for centuries they’re expected become almost one community; naturally shedding/minimizing differences.

    But unfortunately this doesn’t happen with Muslims, they maintain all the negative factors that affect the cordial co-existence as one society.

    For example Sinhalese, Buddhists, Christians, Tamils, Hindus, burgers (all except Muslims) treat all the people alike (according to religion) but Muslims strongly adhere to their negative/bad religious slogan that Muslims first. (favor believers; that can’t be divine words @ all)

    So is it wrong to describe their pep talks in business & non-business matters as cunning?

    Isn’t it against the concept of fair trading when Muslim businessmen are treated favorably by other Muslim businessmen?

    (That might be one of the reasons for Muslim shop’s ability to sell @ lowest prices that may affect non Muslim traders)

    Isn’t it uncivilized to continue polygamy when the population ratio of men & women in the society is approximately 50 – 50?

    (Jealousy might be there)

    Isn’t it uncivilized to keep women backward when other communities let female participation maximum in society?

    (Anger might be there)

    When SL play with Pakistan, is it reasonable for Sinhalese & Tamils to tolerate it when Muslims cheer Paks?

    L Usuf, comment as human being ( not as a Muslim, as probably we have had enough of them)

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    I have an interesting linguistic question that I would love to ask the fellow travelers here. How is that the derogatory implication in words Thambiya or Demala (emphasis on the last syllable in the latter) came to be?
    Because, the word Sinhalaya (emphasis as in the former British colony Malaya) implicate pride of being a Sinhalese. Or in Sinhala when kids say malliya (little brother), or Ammiya (mummy) it is considered an affectionate deviation from malli and Amma.

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      wannihami

      “How is that the derogatory implication in words Thambiya or Demala (emphasis on the last syllable in the latter) came to be?”

      How would you feel or take it if we address you as national hangman Gota’s Goliah?

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        Native, China plate (hope you get Cockney..but I doubt it) can you answer my question instead? Or are you not up to an intelligent discussion, if so I understand.

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          wannihami

          You are not a Linguistic anthropologists please refrain yourself from interpreting what is spoken today and how cultural influences over a long period of time changed the content and meaning of words, phrases and their usages.

          Please contact Professors Gananath Obeyesekere or H L Seniviratne who are immensely qualified to deal with your seriously serious questions if you have any. For trivia please contact the ones who claim to be everyday historians, HLD M, Kamalika Pieris, Bandu de Silva, ………………….. Malinda Seneviratne, Darshanie Ratnawall, …………Eagle Blind Eye, yourself, ….

          Occasionally some people address themselves as Sinhala Modaya. Would you take it in your stride as if that was made in an affectionate way?

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    Despite all reported and alleged harm, insults etc. hurled at the SL Muslims, in the grand scheme of things, Sri Lanka still remains a civilized place for all races to live in peace..and hopefully for a long time to come ! This as long as the faithful are not overtly duped and blinded by the leaders to go the violent way, resort to killings and destruction in the name of religion. Take a read:
    https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/attacks.aspx?Yr=Last30

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      Venus donkey, I can give you links to many ant-Islamic website run mainly Jews and their Christian slaves. I call Christians are slaves to Jews because they worship a dead Jew as their god. Naturally they have to be slaves. What about the non-Muslims killings of Muslim that is going on daily in middle-east and other parts of world?

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    Muslims are endorsed by their faith to be cunning , deceiving and for double dealing. What do Al-Kitman, Al- Muruna, Al-Taqiyya and Al-Tawriya mean to you.Usuf????
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    Muslims started 1915 riot, Aluthgama, Ginthota, Ampara, Kandy, etc riots, but cunning Muslims have never owned up to any of them. Muslims have damaged their own businesses for insurance scams and they have been accusing innocent Sinhalese for them.
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    Kuragala, Dewanagala, 10000 acre Muhudumaha Viharaya, 15000 acre Digawapiya, etc have been encroached by cockroach Muslims and made fraudulent land deeds for them.
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    Halal fraud, Muslim IDP hoax, Wilpattuwa invasion and carnage are few of Muslims’ stunts.
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    Unofficially, there are at least 4 millon Muslims in Sri Lanka. Muslims from South India, Burma, and Maldives have been smuggled into Sri Lanka, strategically settled, given fraudulent birth certificates and national IDs, and employed in Muslim businesses.
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    Usuf, if you are genuine about ‘THE GREAT ESCAPE’, simply take the next available flight and go settle in an all Muslim country.

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      Oh John, I did not know Muslims have so much power to do or did all these things. Then you are proving Sinhalayas are modayas and dumb, they cannot take any action legally although we have an established Justice System.

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    Recently, a Muslim gave orders to bulldoze Vijithapura-Anuradhapura archeological site for a Muslim colony.

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    MR. YSUF,

    Please get this:

    Is ISLAM a Religion of Peace : NO ( based on many Quranic Quotes propagating hatred of
    non believers)

    Will Islam overshadow Buddhism in Sri Lanka : NO CHANCE in Hell

    Will Islam transform to be a Religion of Peace ?
    We all can hope so !

    If you are not happy in Sri Lanka , go to where ever you and your religion belong.
    I bet you though, you will regret you did so.

    Cheers!

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    Muslims do have an Escape. Integrate and not Segregate. When we were young we called our Muslim friends “Thambi” and no one took offence. Today ordinary Muslims are suffering due to their religious fanatics and opportunists.

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    What I am going to state may not have a direct relevancy to this debate. Merely to highlight that in Sri Lanka, the Muslims consist of two main ethnic communities; the Moors in the Majority and the Malays in the minority. Most majority community are not aware of this difference. The Moors speak Tamil and the Malays speak Malay, but their common religion is Islam and are jointly referred to as Muslims. The Malays are of Indonesian or Malaysian origin. The Malay Muslims have a different culture in their attire and their culinary aspects. Both Moors and Malays speak Sinhalese and English. The Moors and Malays co-exist as coreligionists in harmony over the years.

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    Mr. Mass Usuf,

    Likewise, Sinhalese are often termed as “Modaya”, and few call it “Kewum” derogatory terms to refer them. Northern Tamils used to be referred as “Panag-cotta” (now gradually changes to “boat makkal”) derogatorily.

    When Sinhalese and Tamils care nothing about it, why only Muslims worry and waste time on something we have no control over? Things will only change as the nation gets civilized.

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      Likewise, why don’t you accept when 8 out of 10 Muslims are cunning for petty selfish reasons? Go to Pettah and see how Muslims do business. In a Tamil’s shop or Sinhalese’s shop, you can trust what they say, but not Muslims. You can trust educated and professional Muslims – Our society has an education and parenting issues.

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      If a Tamil, Muslim or a Burgher calls me a Modaya, I swear to god I will paste his/her face on the nearest wall. If a Sinhalese calls me that word, then I will gladly accept that.

      No minority monkey has the right to call me names when we have been putting up with these rif-rafs for so many years now.

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        Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera:

        Are you not a “Modaya” to come in public and say the fact is changed based on who says it?

        Joker, go make a new Sgt Nallathambi

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        Retarded loony…………….. women sniffing Shameless Perera

        Bravo. Why did you desert the army long before the war came to an end?
        Could you tell us which of the big battles did you take part and when exactly did you run away from the army, Eelam War, I, II, III, IV, VI, ………………. or never fought in war.

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          Native ,

          Army men are not equipped with English nor the Gnanasara
          Brigade ! This “Shameless” could be one of those who were
          labelled as ” Illegal immigrants are Animals” by Trump.

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    We owe the world so much ,which we borrowed to invest on infrastructure that could have been delayed
    Some like the new Airport and Harbour that has no benefit ,while the most important Is the railway which not a single government have thought of improving , we do not need roads and highways, right now the urgent and desperate need is Railway nothing has ever been done ,while politicians talk of spaghetti highways ,all one with common sense will do is spend all that money and upgrade the entire Railway and the entire congestion will end and the common man and the upper class will .leave their vehicles at home and help save foreign exchange on petrol

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      Infrastructure is built wit a 50 year vision, not just for now. The Harbour and the Airport would have been at at least cutting even by now if the MR government was still in power. Although partial reason for the harbour and the Airport was China needing a foot here (negotiated in the process of winning the war..I am speculating), both are going to be used to capacity within 10 years.
      I agree the railway should be upgraded and it will give a return in the terms of improved standard of living but not a significant economic return and definitely not a geopolitical return.

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    Ali and the Floods: Mass Usuf, Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time a Muslim (Ali), a Christian, a Hindu and a Buddhist found themselves marooned in a small mid river island surrounded by raging flood waters. Ali started to pray because it was the prayer time. A large log came floating by and the Christian waded out hung on to it and floated down river to safety. A few minutes later, a broken up wreck of a boat floated by and the Hindu managed to escape. Then a nice rescue boat came and landed in the island and the Buddhist escaped in it.

    A few rescue boats went by but Ali continued to pray to Allah without even looking up. After ending the prayer, Ali looked around to see all the others gone leaving him alone in the island. Then suddenly a huge surge of flood water came and drowned Ali.

    After death Ali was taken to Allah to be judged where he should be sent – Hell or Heaven. Before Allah could open his mouth, Ali started to speak.
    Ali: Oh Allah,. I have always been a good Muslim, I kept to the right time to pray even when facing death on that day. But you allowed me to be killed and saved those infidels. Why?
    Allah: I tried to save you, you stupid idiot. First I sent you a log but you ignored it and kept on praying. Then I sent you a broken up boat. Same thing happened. Then I sent you a dozen rescue boats, all of which you ignored and kept on praying. And now you have the guts to ask me “why”? GO TO HELL!

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    Yusuf says, When the Muslims start a political party, they are communalists. When the Sinhalese start an ethnic party, they are protectors of their race. When the monks speak out, they are protecting Buddhism and the race. Blah, blah, blah ….. And mind you, there are 12 such ‘when’s’ in that para. But try these.

    When a Muslim man marries a non-Muslim woman, she is forced to become Muslim. If a non-Muslim man marries a Muslim woman – The man is forced to convert or else DIE.

    Destroying Buddha statues. An act of Merit. Making a cartoon about Mohammed – Crime punishable by Death.

    Encouraging contraceptives among infidels – good family planning. Same among Muslims: War against Islam.

    Discouraging Muslims from visiting Western countries– Violation of HR. Discouraging non-Muslims from visiting Muslims countries– Who wants to go except stupid Presidents, anyway?

    A Muslim killing non-Muslims – a Jihadi. A non-Muslim killing Muslims – War against Islam.

    There are many more….

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    <bEscape Route: Mass, Instead of “Either Way Muslims Have No Escape” I suggest that you change the topic to “Either Way Sunnis have no Escape from Shiites” and in the case of Shiites “Either Way Shiites Have No Escape from Sunnis.”
    If you guys follow what you are doing, killing each other, then we will stop calling you Thambiyas because there will be no Thambiyas to call Thambiyas.

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      edwin rodrigo: I know how it feels like living with Shiites in Bahrain. See, despite them killing each other, they still protected you, offered you some decent job, dream salary, a decent lifestyle and a better atmosphere that you don’t want to come back home. (probably something your qualification does not deserve).

      You should not back-bite. You should be thanking them to nurture you (when they can easily find educated and smart ones) while in your homeland, Lankawe, educated professors are traveling in packed public transportations.

      Modaya, next time if you backbite like this, I will slap in public in Manama or Zallak, or when you try to mingle with Muslims to go for free Ifthar buffet.

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    Where ever you see racism and any form of bigotry not just Sri Lanka , this includes some Muslim countries too ,the reason is they misused the money they borrowed and this is the way they divert peoples attentions .

    Muslim Minorities are not Tue only victims ,in .Muslim Countries with similar financial. Mismanagement the other minorities are taking the toll ,

    Even The US with its trillions of dollars in debt , then Saudi is in deep deep debts for which Shias have to pay the price .its all a political maneuver.

    Let’s hope Sri Lankans will be careful not to be caught in this political web

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    Mass Usuf,

    “Neither is any community better than another nor, is any person of one community better than a person from another community. In every community there is the good, the bad and the ugly.”

    What is the penalty for apostasy in the following communities?

    1. Hinduism
    2. Christianity
    3. Buddhism
    4. Judaism

    So much for cultural relativism!

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