8 December, 2019

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Evidence Of Rajapaksa (State) Sponsorship Of Hate

By Hilmy Ahamed

Hilmy Ahamed

Hilmy Ahamed

Two years have passed since the pogrom of Aluthgama, the black June for the Muslims in Sri Lanka. The government of President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe (Yahapalanaya) has done sweet nothing for those affected by extremist violence in Aluthgama and Beruwela. Demands for a commission of inquiry on religious hate and to punish the perpetrators have fallen on deaf years. The government is only interested in appeasing the international community in Geneva with regard to the conflict in the North. The culprits of Aluthgama continue to roam freely, and are beginning to regroup. They will unleash hate once more.

Harin Fernando, the Minister of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure revealed in parliament that the convener of the Ravana Balaya Ven. Iththakande Saddhatissa Thero, had been provided three vehicles by former Minister Wimal Weerawansa’s Ministry of Housing Development. This was at a cost of Rs. 2 million a year. He said this in parliament during the debate on the no confidence motion against Hon. Ravi Karunanayake. These perks and privileges had been given to these extremists from our tax money, paid without a doubt through dubious means. What were Ven. Iththakande Saddhatissa Thero’s responsibilities at the Ministry of Housing Development to merit three vehicles?

Ven. Iththakande Saddhatissa Thero is one of the most militant and extremist Buddhist monks in the hate campaign against the Evangelical Christians and Muslims. The Defense Ministry during the Rajapaksa era too has been accused of providing land rovers and other high end luxury vehicles to the instigators of the Aluthgama violence, the Bodu Bala Sena and Ven. Galagoda Atete Gnanasara Thero. Two Muslims lost their lives, hundreds were injured and hospitalized, and billions worth of business and property were destroyed in this violence two years ago. The government has not taken any initiatives to inquire and arrest those responsible for this communal violence.

Buddhist religious leaders and their places of worship probably need state patronage where true Buddhism is preached and practiced. What right do these extremist Monks who unleashed so much violence against the minorities have, to enjoy perks and privileges from state institutions? Is it not time for the government of Yahapalanaya to investigate these excesses committed by politicians or government officials and punish them for financial irregularities? Have they followed financial policy guidelines? If they cannot prove with evidence as to how they provided these facilities from state institutions to those who were not directly involved with the administration, they would be guilty as charged. What was the service these monks rendered to government institutions? There would not be a need for extensive investigations or proof of misuse by the FCID, CID or other investigating mechanisms. The evidence would be there in black and white. Money and services have been extended to private persons without any service rendered in return. The politicians of the previous regime seems to have done well in hiding their tracks and now fingers are pointed at the public officials who had approved and made illegal payments from various government institutions. For the first time in the history of Sri Lanka, there is the possibility of punishing public servants for being political stooges. If enforced, this would ensure that future public servants would not be party to politicking with public funds.

Several public servants are rumored to be signing petitions threatening the government that if investigations are carried out against their administrative lapses during the reign of president Mahinda Rajapaksa, they would resign. There is no doubt that they probably committed irregularities due to the political pressure brought about by their ministers or from the Presidential secretariat of Mahinda Rajapaksa. But as public servants, they are not beyond the law or financial responsibility. And if they have funded extremist groups to intimidate fellow citizens, the full force of the law needs to be enforced.

With the new wave of racism reemerging, there is a need to reign in the extremists. They caused so much of violence against the minorities under the Rajapaksa regime, that the war-winning President lost his 3rd term attempt at the presidency due to the Muslim and Tamil communities voting against him. The Bodu Bala Sena, Ravana Balaya and Sinhala Ravaya were allowed to cause violence towards the minority communities with impunity under the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime since the end of the war. Regretfully, these same vigilante Buddhist monks are beginning to intimidate and threaten the minority communities again as if they are the enforcers of law and order. The regime change in January 2015 saw a major reduction in the incidents of hate reported. The Secretariat for Muslims (SFM), a research and documentation organisation recorded 537 incidents of intimidation, hate and violence against the Muslim community during the last three years of the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime. The National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) too recorded over 500 incidents against the evangelical Christian community by Buddhist extremists, led mostly by monks. Most of these attacks were against their Prayer Centres and Churches. These vigilante groups complained that the local authorities have not granted approval for prayer meetings or any church activity in the private buildings of the church. They continued to take the law in to their hands and enforce strictures as if the local government officials do not exist. The police allowed them to act with impunity.

Recently, we saw the revival of these protests by a couple of dozen protestors outside the Kandy Malay mosque near the former Bogambara prison. They claimed that the Minaret that was being constructed could be taller than the Sri Dalada Maligawa. Minion men in robes once again led the protest.

The Minaret is not a religious symbol, and is of architectural value only. It is similar to a dome or the pinnacle of a Dagabo.

If there has been a breech of any law or building guidelines by the mosque in Kandy, it is the local government authorities or the law enforcement agencies that should have stopped the construction and not these vigilantes.

Failure of the police and government authorities to control these alarming vigilante actions could lead to major violence. All it takes is a little spark, and all hell would break loose.

While all citizens should respect the law and order irrespective of their religious or social standing, the authorities and law enforcement arm of the government should ensure that justice is provided to all the citizens of Sri Lanka equally.

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    Yahapalanaya in Deep Slumber.

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      Yes, its time to wake them from their deep slumber or use an Alidon from their rear

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      Dear Hilmy Ahmed,
      Religious extremism is spreading all over the world, and the culprits to start this are the Islamic fanatics in Muslim countries. Due to this, fanatics in other religions are also thinking that if Muslims can commit atrocities on non-muslims, why we cannot do the same. Can you name a single Muslim ruled country which is not racist. If Muslims had ruled Srilanka, they would have done the same to Buddhists. It is only when Muslims are in the minority and subjected to discrimination and violence, that they cry foul. Please remember the mandate given by Sinhalese to Muslims, that their role is to hit Tamils and gain any benefit from that and not to intrude into Sinhala areas of influence. However much you cry saying, we helped you to defeat Tamils and why you are doing this to us, is of no use to stop this Sinhala onslaught.

      When Tamils were persecuted by Sinhalsese, Muslims not only turned a blind eye but also benefitted by all discriminatory practices and violence to further their iinterests. Now the wheel has turned and the Sinhala focus is on Muslims. This is why Islamic racists like Izeth Hussain has embarked on a virulent anti-Tamil, anti-Indian assault to distract the attention of Sinhalese on Muslims. Sinhalese feel that Muslims have become rich by the discriminatory practice of gulf states not only in employment but also financial assistance to buy land, set up business and construct new mosques. Similar reason was given by Sinhalese to attack Tamils of favoured treatment by British. Whatever governments come to power will not stop this for the sake of Sinhala votes and such flash points are likely to occur more in the future.

      In addition to that, the creeping Arabisation of Islam among Muslims in Srilanka is a sore point. Poor Sinhalese who had been working in Gulf states, know about the inhuman treatment given to them by Arabs. They stomached insuluts and carried on, only for the sake of earning money to enhance the livelihood for their families back home. This must be clearly emphasised to Muslims in Srilanka, that it was a case of tolerance and not acceptance. Therefore when they see local Muslims imitating Arabs by growing beards and wearing dresses looking like ghosts and gonibillas, naturally the anger is turned onto them. Also building of mosques not in keeping with local Muslim population, where this facility is not granted to Buddhists by Arabs in gulf states, is another bone of contention. I am sure if Muslims stop these things and live like how they lived in old days, nothing will happen to them.

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    Mr.Hilmy Ahamed, I have no doubt that your complaints are genuine but repeating them at every opportunity only diminishes their importance. This new government of ours are still getting to grips with the Billions of Rupees that we cannot afford, pilfered from our coffers, which is probably at the top of their priorities. Muslims did suffer under the Rajapakse regime but so did Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and others. Dishing out justice of the genuine sort has never been easy or quick. Or, would you rather they adopt the Rajapakse method of leaning on the judiciary, or white vans, or disappearances. You are complaining about the height of minarets but countries like Switzerland and France etc. they are banned altogether. I am campaigning the government to draw up laws to criminalise the preaching of hatred of any soul because of their religion, gender, sexual orientation or colour of skin. You will agree that along with the Westboro Baptist Church and the KKK in America and some Islamic mosques, are ones that still preach to hate homosexuals among others. You have got to be patient.

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      Another immigrant opportunist with nothing to say making a mountain of 4 deaths-at Aluthgama. what next??

      Oh how greedy the Muslims can be.

      Is Islam a violent religion. ??

      There’s something definitely going on.^

      “I am campaigning the government to draw up laws to criminalise the preaching of hatred of any soul “because of their religion”, gender, sexual orientation or colour of skin.””

      Religion won’t work because its an emotion which beheads,chops off hands, makes sex slaves.- the cannibals gnaw on infidel democracy.

      Islam eats into Wisdom (Buddhism) because there is only Allah an illusion of idiocy like at Burma and for the past 1400 years- the crusaders, parasites.

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        Amal, what are you? Are you not an immigrant from west bengal or you just popped out of the mermaids pu….y

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        What if the 4 deaths that you so dismissively talk about, were SINHALA BUDDHISTS ? First stop being JEALOUS, stop the BARS, the CASINOS the DRUGS, that the Sinhala Buddist is locked into. Stop blaming MUSLIMS for all your ills. STOP BEING JEALOUS. First straighten out your MONKS, YOUR RELIGION, then you can start talking about others.

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      Dear Sylvia,

      We are well aware of what the government faces on the financial end, but we who brought them to power is not asking them any financial incentives. We are demanding that justice be provided to us. Gnanasara, and other f…king racist are roaming freely after all the damaged caused. Why cant the government appoint a commision of inquiry and castrate the culprits if they are guilty????

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        “Gnanasara, and other f…king racist are roaming freely after all the damaged caused.”
        Too sad! But Tamils are living under rule of the man who oversaw the white flag murders.

        Hakeem, Rishad and other Muslim leaders went to Geneva and denied the war crime committed by Old Royals. They openly gave speeches that Muslims are better off in Old Royals’ time. They did not stop their; they even advocated that Old King was the best President Lankawe ever had for minorities.

        Eastern Tamils are under the control of this party SLMC’s administration. Ahamed Nazeer, when he saw American Ambassador Atul Kesap was on the stage, he rammed into that. But he purposefully ignored of negotiating the release of Sampor from Navy.

        Tamil call 1983 July as balck July. One million of them were force out of the country, away from thier land they were born, they loving brothers, thier properties and employments. Immidiate death aline more tha 4000. Displacment took more than months to finsh, by this incident
        The marketing expert Hilmy Ahamed is naming the Alluthgama as Black June only to undermine Tamils problem. Hakeem was given the Bullets shots and other evidences that appeared on the scene by the people when he visited there. He still hiding them to save his old master. Only person suffered other than Alluthgama Muslims is DIG Indiran, who only one in the police department, which is manned by Muslims and Sihala Polices, tried protect the affected Muslims. He was punished by IGP Illakakoon by the order of Brother Prince for not following the other Muslim and Sinhala Polices example.

        Hakeem went to American Embassy to justify the dismissal of Shirani Bandaranake. Ambassador questioned him what was his answer to the TNA MP’s speech in the parliament, regarding the illegal procedures followed in the impeachment. He twisted that he can do nothing as a justice minister, because Old King’s regime was framing cases against him. But he never resigned. Now he is again a minister. (It is this government the most number of Muslim ministers are serving.)

        SLFP Azhar was the most notorious defender of Old King and the Buddhist extremism carried by Old King. He blasted off Mano Ganeson to have his sunneth before he start talk about Thambulla Mosque for the support of Muslims. Then he talked about Wellawatte Women’s beautiful Saries to provoke Tamil-Sinhala Pogrom. Do La Thief, Izeth Hussain, Hilmy Ahamed criticize these politicians. Not Really. Because these writers understand the techniques the Muslim party leaders use that is dancing to cow which will deliver milk for dance and sing to the cow which will deliver milk for songs. That is how they keep their minister posts in SLFP and UNP while crying though the nose to complain about them.

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          Mallaiyuran, you are forgeting that the Muslims harboured the Tamils in the 83 riots and even hid you [Edited out] gold from the Sinhala mobs. You repaid that in full in Kathamkuddy mosque and the eviction from the North. You Tamils will not help anyone in need. The Muslims have proved in 83. Trust me when I say this, my mother kept and fed 32 in our house. None of them were ever grateful. Thats you, [Edited out]Tamils

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        faiz mohideen, Thank you for your comment. I have no doubt an injustice was visited upon the Muslims in Alutgama. I hope you also agree that the Tamil community suffered far greater injustices that are still not resolved. Their areas still appear occupied by the army and their lands that were once mobilised during the conflict have not been handed over. The Rajapakses, avenging the treatment Mahinda Rajapakse received by the Tamil diaspora in London in 2011, suspended the Dual Nationality scheme (now reinstated but with restrictions and added costs) as a result many Tamils (and I daresay, others as well) face losing their property inheritances because foreigners are barred from owning properties in Sri Lanka.

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    Hilmy Ahamed

    “Two years have passed since the pogrom of Aluthgama, the black June for the Muslims in Sri Lanka. The government of President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe (Yahapalanaya) has done sweet nothing for those affected by extremist violence in Aluthgama and Beruwela. Demands for a commission of inquiry on religious hate and to punish the perpetrators have fallen on deaf years. The government is only interested in appeasing the international community in Geneva with regard to the conflict in the North. The culprits of Aluthgama continue to roam freely, and are beginning to regroup. They will unleash hate once more.”

    Déjà vu, already seen.

    This is called Sinhala “Buddhism” Justice. Sinhala Buddhism is Not Buddhism. This was and is exploited along with racism.

    There is no law and order. If you want justice, hire an assassin squad to meet out justice for those the State is refusing to meet out justice. See how others have done it.

    List of assassinations of the Sri Lankan Civil War

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assassinations_of_the_Sri_Lankan_Civil_War

    US/Foreign Assassinations since 1945

    https://wikispooks.com/wiki/US/Foreign_Assassinations_since_1945

    The CIA and a long history of assassinations

    http://www.theweek.co.uk/politics/21051/cia-and-long-history-assassinations

    Soviet Use of Assassination and Kidnapping

    https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/kent-csi/vol19no3/html/v19i3a01p_0001.htm

    The Sinhala likes to call others Para, when they themselves are Para.

    You know what happened with Tamils? Did you ever wonder why there are hardly any Tamil Buddhists?

    Crimes and War crimes have been committed by the Sinhala Buddhists for a ling time since 1958, and it is the 20009 War Crimes that the UN HRC is after.

    It is all relative for the UN HRC. A War crime with 40,000 killed carries more weight than several killed with Sinhala “Buddhist” State and Politician sponsorship.

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      Hilmy Ahamed

      CrossTalk: Stupid Wars

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxaZTc_3B5s

      Published on Nov 3, 2014
      What is Washington’s strategy against the Islamic State? Is the Islamic State a creation of the United States? Is the war on terror really a war on Islam? Will the US make amends with Iran in order to defeat the Islamic State? What is Wahington’s endgame? CrossTalking with Ken O’Keefe, Majid Rafizadeh, and Peter van Buren.

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      Hilmy Ahamed

      What Is Sufism And Can It Stop Radical Islam?

      Can you make Sinhala Buddhists Sufis?

      Can you make Wahhabis and their clones Sufis? Wahhabis follow Iblis, Satan, Devil.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2FZUzEa74o

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    Only the State can make the laws of the land and have them enforced through its several organs.Vigilante groups of what ever persuasion have absolutely no place in this process.If they are given any such place then it amounts to a breakn down of law and order.It is a dangerous sign to have seen those cops in Kandy standing by doing nothing.The new IGP must act.

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    lets first talk about the very hateful religion of peace shall we?

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      Mallaiyuran, you are forgeting that the Muslims harboured the Tamils in the 83 riots and even hid you [Edited out] gold from the Sinhala mobs. You repaid that in full in Kathamkuddy mosque and the eviction from the North. You Tamils will not help anyone in need. The Muslims have proved in 83. Trust me when I say this, my mother kept and fed 32 in our house. None of them were ever grateful. Thats you, [Edited out]Tamils

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    Muslims have the highest per capital income among Yahapalana inhabitants.

    Hilmy’s Aiyas and Tahmbis own the biggest retain shops in the Nation.

    But it is a Sinhala Kid who donated that 35 Mil for the CAT Scanner which helps the poor irrespective of their colour , caste , or religion.

    It is our Sinhala inhabitants who even buy Halal clothing.

    And Hilmy has the cheek to tell this bullshit about our Buddhists and their monks.

    And Hilmy’s best buddy seems to be Ammmata Digital UNP Harin..

    That says it all..

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      Sumanasekera, the racist is at it again. This time, he has swallowed more than he can chew. He has fallen in to his own trap. He has forgotten that it was a Thambi as he say Dr Mohamed whom started the fund and made the first contribution of 25 million. Check the facts from maharagama hospital, idiot sumanasekera

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        So your Thambi gave 25 Lakhs .. Good on him..

        What did you give smart ass…or is it tight ass…

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          Sumane, the sucker, Go check the list. I gave Rs.2500/=. That is all I could afford. What did you give, you patriotic SOB

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          Smart Ass Sumane, The Thambi donated 25 million, not 25 lakhs. Shows you stupid gamme mentality

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      Sumane, Ammata – is it not part of the Sinhala daily vocabulary. At one moment, our guys would say Ammata h…. and in the same breath, he would say Amma Budu wewa

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        Upul Jayasooriya[Edited out]

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      Sumane the MUTT,

      Yes, there are some Muslims who drive around in flashy cars and the best of clothing. That is because our religion forbids us from busting our hard earned savings on wine and song. Just have a look at all the taverns and bars every evening and see how much of hard earned money is busted. You see This is only licenced bars and taverns. How about all the kasipu joints. The Muslims save that and buy good clothes, fancy cars and your women.

      That is only about 10% of the Muslim population. The rest are poor and live in slums across Colombo. The east also has the largest population of Muslim farmers. Of course Muslims live better than their counterparts whether in slums or farmland because they don’t bust their money on alcohol. Why don’t your Mahanayake’s and Anunayake’s close down the bars and prostitute dens that are right next to the Dalada Maligawa instead of asking Muslims to close down mosques. For your information, mosques are the most used places for religious worship. We pray 5 times a day in our mosques. You cannot even find rats in your temples 5 times a day. You may have a few hundred on a poya day, while we have thousands daily. So, come join the true religion and save your soul. We will accept you even though you have been an asshole.

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        Tariq

        Massage parlours,brothels, and shady spas will close down automatically if your ‘ holier than thou ‘ brethren stop patronising them !!

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          Yes, I agree, May be Muslims patronise these massage parlours etc. because your women are there to spread. Ask the Mahanayake’s to use chastity belts on your women and the Thambi’s will not patronise. So, even more would be shipped for our Arab brothers

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          why don’t you ask your Bhikku’s to start using the women in the massage parlours[Edited out]

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        hahah you go after our women because yours’ have a garbage bag over their heads 24/7. No wonder they patronize massage parlors.. definitely a step up from looking at eye brows all day.

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    Hilmy Ahamed

    RE: Evidence Of Rajapaksa (State) Sponsorship Of Hate

    50 years Muhammad Ali was persecuted and discriminated.

    50 years later the Sri Lankan Muslims are discriminated by the “Sinhala” Buddhists.

    Sri Lakan Muslims need a Muhhammad Ali

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1gBM8GSFsQ

    We are Ali:’ tearful eulogy for Muhammad Ali from University of Louisville student

    Published on Jun 10, 2016
    Natasha Mundkur, a student at the University of Louisville, gave a tearful and touching eulogy at the funeral for Muhammad Ali, saying the boxing legend touched her heart and she found strength in him.

    Rabbi Michael Lerner Rips Donald Trump At Muhammad Ali Memorial Service FULL Speech

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cza0IY1h6VI

    Published on Jun 10, 2016
    Rabbi Michael Lerner, the editor of Tikkun Magazine, is next to speak. The two were indicted alongside one another years ago for their non-violent actions against the Vietnam War. “We stand in solidarity with the Islamic community around the world,” he says in opening. A standing ovation for Michael Lerner, whose impassioned remarks spanned took aim at everything from drone warfare to income inequality to mass incarceration. One particular subordinate clause – “Tell the next President of the United States that she” – prompts wild applause and makes Bill Clinton chuckle in his seat. Rabbi Michael Lerner, who supported Muhammad Ali in his opposition to the Vietnam War, drew multiple standing ovations on Friday as he spoke at the legendary boxer’s funeral. “We will not tolerate politicians or anyone else putting down Muslims and blaming Muslims for a few people,” said Lerner, in a thinly-veiled criticism of Republican Donald Trump, who has openly called for a ban on Muslim immigration into the US. “We know what it’s like to be demeaned. We know what it’s like to have a few people who act against the highest vision of our tradition to then be identified as the value of the entire tradition.” Lerner opened his remarks by saying he attended the service as “a representative of American Jews,” and expressed his solidarity with Islamic communities worldwide. Later in the service, he issued a sweeping call for social justice, including a call for a universal basic income and an end to mass incarceration. He drew another ovation when he predicted victory for Hillary Clinton in this year’s presidential election without mentioning her by name. “Tell the next president of the United States that she should seek a constitutional amendment to make all national and state elections funded by Congress and the state legislatures, and all other sources of money be banned — including money from corporations, from individuals. Make it all public funding,” he said. “Tell her that the way to achieve homeland security is not for us to try new ways of domination. The strategy of domination of The world of ‘the other’ to get security has been tried for the last 10,000 years and it doesn’t work. The way to get security is for the United States to become Known as the most generous and caring country in the world, not the most powerful.” Lerner, who founded the progressive magazine Tikkun, was a leader in the Free Speech Movement and was arrested as part of the “Seattle Seven” in 1970 for allegedly inciting a riot. Lerner and Ali met as part of the anti-war movement. Though they did not keep in contact since 1995, Ali’s family invited the rabbi to speak at the memorial.

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    May god give you more strength and courage to do these sort of wonderful work in writing. Peace n blessings upon you.

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    Guys like Hilmy have their heads comfortably inserted in their posteriors they don’t see the obvious. The hate campaign was West, UNP powered to wither minority votes from Mahinda. The mission was accomplished. That is why there is no inquiry or punishing those who instigated violence against Muslims during MR’s time. Guys like Hilmy instead of barking up the wrong tree should talk to their turn coat representatives Hakeem and Bathudeen to get Bodhi Sira and Batalanda Ranil to do something about their grievances. By the way Ammata Digital Harin is busy with ordering his 90m luxury car so this may not be a good time to talk to him. Also did you miss also in the same debate Vimal Veerawansha mentioned that Gallion Ravi’s abode at Monach was sponsored by you know whose SIL. Selective reception at work I guess.

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      Hilmy and his brothers can poke something up your posterior if that what you want. You would not regret trying

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      Conspiracy theories galore. !!!!!!!!!! Instead can you focus on getting the economy kick started with some meaningful work? Idle minds surely wreak havoc

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    Oh Brothers & Sisters of the Ummah !

    Like a repeating groove of an old vinyl record, some members of our community are complaining ad nauseam that, like the previous autocratic MR Govt, the present oligarchic M-R Govt too is doing sweet nothing to stem the flow of anti-Muslim sentiment. However, unlike in the previous case where the blame for the anti-Muslim groups was placed swiftly and squarely on the then Govt., in the current context, some members of the Ummah like headless chickens are desperately attempting to identify the root cause for their predicament. And in their despair, it appears that they are in danger of making an extremely serious error of judgement – one that could have terrifying, long-term repercussions for our community. There appears to be a faint but growing tendency among such members of the Ummah to place the blame on perceived weaknesses in the observances and practices of Buddhism in much the same way as the Western proponents of the International War on Terrorism are blaming Islam for the emergence of Islamic Terrorists.

    Oh dear !

    The members of the Ummah should take a deep breath and then take a long hard look at themselves in the mirror of public opinion.

    They may not like what they see, but until such time as they accept what they see and of their own volition rectify such weaknesses, the goal of inter-communal peace and harmony will not and cannot be attained. This is the only effective way to marginalize the anti-Muslim groups and render their voices impotent.

    Let the Ummah ask themselves a simple question : What significant contribution have we as a Community made in the recent past to strengthen Buddhist-Muslim relations so as to ensure that our members are not harassed in any way for being followers of Islam ?

    The answer may surprise you : Sweet Nothing.

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha !!

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      The Laughing Lebbe , the Wise Lebbe

      1. //” in the current context, some members of the Ummah like headless chickens are desperately attempting to identify the root cause for their predicament. And in their despair, it appears that they are in danger of making an extremely serious error of judgement – one that could have terrifying, long-term repercussions for our community. ‘//

      2. //”Let the Ummah ask themselves a simple question : What significant contribution have we as a Community made in the recent past to strengthen Buddhist-Muslim relations so as to ensure that our members are not harassed in any way for being followers of Islam ? “//

      3. //” The answer may surprise you : Sweet Nothing. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha !!”//

      The Muslim community in the Middle East and some Muslim Majority countries have show that Stupidity is a virtue. This stupidity is a virtue “Muslim” Theology have been picked up by many Sri Lankan Muslims. What you describe a under 1, 2, 3 above is this manifestation, but diluted by the majority community.

      The average IQ of Sri Lankans is 79. Is is average IQ of Sri Lankan Mu;sim below that? Is that the reason why they behave as if stupidity is a virtue?

      The Muslim Women go from Saree to Gonibilla, dress. Look at Turkey , Egypt, Iraq and Iran in the 1960s and 1970s.

      The Sri Lankan Muslims still follow Child marriage (legalized rape)and the girls consent is not obtained, not the written consent.

      The bride does nor sign the marriage contract. The bride is chattel, and the owner, signs, a transfer of property.

      Women have 1/2 the rights of men.

      For Stupid Muslims Who Hate Democracy

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-KEdTdpWuU

      Published on Mar 4, 2016
      So many Muslims have a problem with democracy, but let me see your arguments in the comment section if you really are rational.

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      The Laughing Lebbe

      Listen to CrossTalk: Stupid Wars.

      Who is behind the ISIS. Does the Wahhabi Iblis Saudi Arabia represent Islam? Are there Kings in Islam? How did the King of Iblis following Wahhabi king became the keeper of the Keys to the Two Holy laces of Mecca and Medina? Just the same way they became king.

      Published on Nov 3, 2014
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      Laughing Lebbe,

      You are laughing with the others!!!!! I hope you see it someday!!!! Stay blessed
      Nabil

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      The assing Lebbe has not got his prick in a while.[Edited out]

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    Pogrom ? what nonsense is this ? Every time there is some inter religious/racial tension is not a Pogrom surely ?

    Was the recent shooting in Orlando Florida a Pogrom ?

    Anyway did some one say that Mr Hilmy Ahamed has now migrated to Saudi Arabia where there are no Pogroms. In fact every time a person from another religion is hurt even by an accidental comment or act of a Saudi they compensate the victim with millions of dollars.So they say, it is a very tolerant and broad minded society

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      Harry Burton,

      It might be a little disturbance to you, but its billions lost, thousands wounded and a few dead. So, get it right dirty harry. By the way, you too should join hilmy in Saudi Arabia. They can treat you well from the backside

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      The Karry fellow needs his dose of white liquid. Brush you teeth and come after we break fast and I can give you a mouthful

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    “The Minaret is not a religious symbol, and is of architectural value only. It is similar to a dome or the pinnacle of a Dagabo.”

    Its the acoustical device at the top that goes over the tops of our tops- on a breezy sunday morning.
    5 times Screeem drive us out of bed;))))
    try texting in the new world.-it will dingle to the phone sound personal.

    fold the minaret like a cone inwards and its fine with a fountain.

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      Amal

      We don’t use loudspeakers in Kandy at all do we> I have never heard bana and pirith on loudspeakers, never really. Particularly on Poya days !!!!!!!!!!

      Nabil

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        Radala,copy from, in competition vs islam minaret voice-box.))

        Whoooooooo poya??

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          why don’t you ask your Bhikku’s to start using the women in the massage parlours[Edited out]

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    The government has no interest in resolving the Muslim issues. They are doing exactly what the international community is dictating. They will only serve the northern tamils

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      “”They will only serve the northern tamils “”

      So IC/UN Samanta Power was `serving` elle with `girls at jaffna school`.
      She missed the Idiyappam only, no wattilapam.
      Like Pakistan and Bangala using carving knives like Kashmir??

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    Hilmi, why dont you go to the FCID with this information. Wimal Booruwansa should be arrested and jailed for misuse of government funds.

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    Radical Islamic terrorism is a threat to the world. That is why the minarat should not be built in Kandy.

    Any religion that justifies conquest, taxing of unbelievers, taking women as sex slaves and executing people who leave the religion is a religion of hate.

    The Buddhist monks in Aluthgama were only reacting. They did not go on a killing spree as the Radical Islamic terrorists did in Orlando Florida and San Bernadino California.

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      Burka, you certainly seemed to be veiled, Its not taking the women, but your Buddhist nation is sending them as sex prostitutes for the Arabs to use their big D…k on them. At least 15% have been impregnated and are back with children of Arab blood. Why don’t we stop this before we talk about their terrorism of anything else/

      Killing of gays had nothing to do with their religion. It was one of the gays himself who did it and it had been proved beyond any reasonable doubt that it had nothing to do with his religion.

      This could happen in our own country when gays are running the nation as it is happening now. I wish there would be a Muslim who would finish off all the gays in government. He will certainly go to their heaven for saving our country

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    The minarat should not be allowed in Kandy under any circumstances.

    When a dragons is allowed in Makkah or Madina, we shall consider.

    There is something called reciprocity.

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    Mr ahmad,

    We are getting truly sick and tired of the whingeing of you lot about these alleged “great injustices”. Were you born yesterday, or is this typical Muslim duplicity, trying to paint the Muslims a @poor@ percecuted of Sri lanka?

    Have you heard of the May 28, 1915 Muslim riots in Gampola?

    That riot was started by Muslims attacking a Vesak procession passing a mosque,after threats to change its usual route of the historic perahera along the Ambagamuwa road, abd they will disrupt if itcame within 100 yards of their mosque. British Police supported the Muslims jeering at the Buddhists and thraw stones at them from the steps of the mosque. The proud Buddhist retaliation was swift creating a Sinhalese backlash that lasted for a couple of weeks.

    The British blood suckers used the riots to violently repress the Sinhalese Buddhists after the unrest, fearing a revolt against them.

    The Alutgama incident was based on a similar criminal thuggery on a Buddhist monk by a gang of Muslim thugs near Dharga Town. DO NOT LIE ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF THIS INCIDENT.

    Your community has an untrustworthy record in Sri Lanka after settling here under our kings’ generosity, and in Kandy when the Dutch Jews were harassing you.

    Now you are washing your dirty hands over our heads!
    Get a conscience and follow a civilised religion.

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      Dear Mr Panabokke.

      The history you talk about is skewed. The Muslims fought alongside the Sinhalese to drive the British out and there is no point in discussing that as neither I was living at that time. The Kalutara Pethiyagoda issue happened during our time. Let me explain what happened because I am from Pathiyagoda.

      There was no assault on any priest. This was a fued between the driver of the Pathiyagoda priest and another Muslim. Verbal abuse was hurled at each other and the Muslim youth pulled the Sinhala youth and beat him up. There was no attack physically or verbal on the priest. The racist BBS made this a racist issue. Please see speech of Gnanasara below:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFeaR9acsvM

      See the video below where the Youth are carrying backpack with stones and how they start the violence.
      http://youtu.be/IBspVD0uy-Y

      Listen to the interview with local people – Both Sinhala And Muslims.

      People talking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFTLAYNL5v8

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    [Edited out]

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    Radical islamization of the world should be eliminated.

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    Hilmi, I have read enough of your religion to know that God Allah will eventually serve justice to tyrants like Mahinda Rajapakaya. The day his wife and children are taken in for their blatant robbery of the nation, Mahinda will be exposed as the mad dog he is.

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      Muslims tried in various ways to bully buddhists in CT.

      Now, Hilmi has started it. That is why, muslims should not be trusted. They may talk different things. But, they never go against Allah and the Quran. Their life’s objective is to promote Allah and Quran and to destroy other religions.

      Muslims get money from middle east. It is their duty to build mosques for every 50 families and as the number grows they build more mosques.

      Sri lanka should control muslims Sri lanka. govt should give up backbonelessness.

      Sri lankan buddhsits should be aware of these islamization of the country.

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        Jimmy, dont blame the muslims for your incapability.[Edited out]

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    Mahinda Rajapaksa paid a huge price in the elections for condoning or keeping aloof of the carnage that took place at Aluthgama where rioting Buddhists took the law into their own hands. They had the backing of not only Mahinda Rajapaksa but also the so called super Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. It was under his reign that people disappeared after white vanning, journalists were murdered in broad day light with impunity. Shamefully he was playing the role of patron Saint to BBS led by Galagoda Atete Gnanasara Thero. He opened BBS Head Quarters in Galle. Although he was a public servant paid out of government Treasury, he was acting like a super politician. He is largely responsible for the defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa at the polls.

    I remember when the victims of violence unleashed by the violent monks went to Temple Trees and complained about the wanton destruction of Muslim’s lives and property, an arrogant and indifferent Rajapaksa advised them to go and talk to the attackers and make peace with them. Of course he left no doubt that he was the President of Sinhala – Buddhists only. He was not the President of the entire country.

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    People like Hilmi should be arrested for insulting Buddhism and Buddhist monks. The fundamentalists and Islamic terrorists are setting foot in Sri Lanka and Hilmi and his brethren are providing safe houses to these Afgans

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    Where is Gnanasara, this sob should be in jail for aluthgama.

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      Jehan[Edited out]

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    Velupillai Pabakaran was a Sinhala Buddhist supporter when he was eliminating muslims in the east. Mahinda Rajapakse did now want to understand it.

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