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External Threat Endangers Internal Reforms

By Ameer Ali

Dr. Ameer Ali

“Global Islamophobia has created a powerful means of isolating and demonising Muslims worldwide, legitimizing stigmatization and discrimination by reviving centuries-old caricatures of Islam as a violent and lascivious religion and remodelling them for the post-Cold War era, placing Muslims across the world on a spectrum linking them to ISIS and al-Qaida”~  (Jim Wolfreys, Republic of Islamophobia, London: Hurst & Company, 2018, p. 195) 

In its search for a scapegoat to blame the failures of neoliberal economics, industrialised nations, led by the US, found Islam a fitting candidate, thanks to al-Qaida’s misadventure on 11 September 2001. Until that infamy, protests against neoliberalism and its economic models grew international and grew metamorphosed into a global anti-globalization movement threatening not only the political stability of Western democracies but also, more importantly, the economic dominance of the US Empire.  What started as vocal protests against the IMF and World Bank meeting in Berlin in 1988 gradually became bloodier culminating in the most violent demonstration in 2001 when the Genoa Group of Eight met in that city in July 2001. Naturally, world leaders panicked and were desperately looking for a distraction to turn world’s attention and media focus away from anti-globalization protests. To these leaders Bin Laden and his al-Qaida was a manna from heaven. The so called War on Terror turned Islam the new enemy and gave birth to global Islamophobia. 

Global Islamophobia produced two diametrically opposed reactions from the Muslim world. One was to counter this phenomenon in the most militant way and strive to create several Islamic states if not a universal Caliphate. Al-Qaida, Boklo Haram, Jamaa Islamiyya, the Taliban and ISIS are some of the most notable avatars of this militant Islamism. Their violence actually provided a meaning and justification to an otherwise baseless War on Terror. The other was a defensive stand by the majority of Muslims to hold fast to the Islamic religious status quo. Holding on to religious conservatism became the safest option when enemies of Islam are at the gates. Between the War on Terror on the one hand and the two extreme positions of the Muslim world on the other, reformists agitating for change in the Islamic Weltanschauung became collateral victims.  This explains why it is hard to initiate reforms to bring about changers in some of the religiously rigid rules and practices in the Muslim world.  

Islam did not face a reformation movement as Christianity did; but during the twilight years of the Ottoman Empire several thinkers and activists called for modernization which produced the Tanzimat reform movement in the mid-nineteenth century. Unfortunately, religious modernization proved difficult because of subsequent colonization of the Islamic world by the West. What the West saw as a civilising mission, la mission civilisatrice, to Muslims it was a destroyer of their pristine religion and culture.  Under foreign domination and rule protection of what one already had took priority over change in the face of imminent destruction.  Also, the term reform became detestable and a scaring phenomenon to the traditional majority especially after Kamalism’s de-Islamisation of Turkish polity and society in the name of reformation.  In the second half of the 20th century and after independence reforms became a political tool in the hands of authoritarian regimes and dictators, who wanted to keep the reformists in check without antagonising the conservatives. They were playing a double game. In the wake of the War on Terror and global Islamophobia Muslim reformists who are calling for an intellectual mind shift from tradition to modernity have become heretics, atheists and black sheep to the conservative majority.  This is the dilemma the Muslim world faces today.  Even incremental reforms have become too difficult to achieve.      

Why did it take so long for Saudi Arabia to introduce an innocuous reform allowing women to drive motor vehicles? Why are the human rights activists still in jail in that country? Why is that country still practicing the medieval punishment of beheading condemned criminals? Reformists within the Saudi ruling circle would prefer changes, but conservatives deem such changes as thin end of the wedge that will eventually destroy Islam, which according to their perception is what the Christian West wants. Closer to home why is it so difficult to reform an outdated Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act introduced more than half a century ago in Sri Lanka? Majority of the JSM committee, which consisted of legal experts, an educationist and women rights activists, recommend change in the status quo. In the mind of the conservative ulama however, why introduce these changes create controversy and divide the community when BBS, JHU, Sinha Le and Siva Sena are determined to cleanse the country of Muslims? Whether their fear is defensible or not the fact remains that external threat endangers internal reforms.    

*Dr. Ameer Ali, School of Business and Governance, Murdoch University, Western Australia

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    Mr Ali
    It is sensational to read your article.This is the need of the time.Muslim world should reform and adjust to the need of the world.That is the best answer to Islamaphobia .Taking weapons and beheading someone chanting “ Allahu Akbar “ is not the way forward in civilised world which talks about equal rights to human beings ..It is insulting degrading to the faith and it’s founder.Intectuals of Muslim world should wake up to this challenge rather than blaming the rest of the world as root cause for the issue lies ingrained within them rather than others unfortunately.

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      Dr. Ameer Ali,

      RE: External Threat Endangers Internal Reforms

      Part 1.

      1. “..remodelling them for the post-Cold War era, placing Muslims across the world on a spectrum linking them to ISIS and al-Qaida”~”‘

      2. “In its search for a scapegoat to blame the failures of neoliberal economics, industrialised nations, led by the US, found Islam a fitting candidate, thanks to al-Qaida’s misadventure on 11 September 2001”

      3. “The other was a defensive stand by the majority of Muslims to hold fast to the Islamic religious status quo. Holding on to religious conservatism became the safest option when enemies of Islam are at the gates.”

      Thanks for the excellent and succinct piece on the current state of affairs.

      You hit the nail on the head on several points.

      What Muslims lack is critical mass of thinking individuals who are versed in both scripture and philosophy and reason, to counter the Ulama hegemony. See what happened to Ibn Rushd, aka Averooes, 8 centuries ago, where the Islamic Age of Reason was extinguished by the Theologians, Ulama, with the help of the rulers.

      Ibn Rushd in his darkest hour

      https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/artsandculture/2015/4/9/ibn-rushd-in-his-darkest-hour

      However, when talking about the trials of a philosopher like Ibn Rushd in the 12th century it is important to remember attacks on rational science, especially logic, began in Abbasid Baghdad under caliphs who were parrots in cages in the 10th century.

      A final reason offered was Ibn Rushd’s book The Incoherence of the Incoherence, in which he responded to the fallacies of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali’s The Incoherence of Philosophers. He did this despite knowing Ghazali was the master of the Almohad dynasty who were in power, and believed the earth was located between the horns of a bull.

      https://www.huffingtonpost.com/muqtedar-khan/5-islamic-philosophers-every-muslim-must-read_b_6912014.html

      5 Islamic Philosophers Every Muslim Must Read

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        Dr. Ameer Ali,

        RE: External Threat Endangers Internal Reforms

        Part 2

        “Global Islamophobia produced two diametrically opposed reactions from the Muslim world. One was to counter this phenomenon in the most militant way and strive to create several Islamic states if not a universal Caliphate. Al-Qaida, Boklo Haram, Jamaa Islamiyya, the Taliban and ISIS are some of the most notable avatars of this militant Islamism.”

        Al-Qaida, Boklo Haram, Jamaa Islamiyya, the Taliban and ISIS are clones of Wahhabi-Salafism, and according to the Hadith of Najd, they all follow the Devil, Satan, Iblis.

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

        Text of the hadith. According to two narrations in Sahih Bukhari, Muhammad asks Allah to bless the areas of Bilad al-Sham (Syria) and Yemen. When his companions said “Our Najd as well,” he replied: “There will appear earthquakes and afflictions, and from there will come out the side of the head (e.g. horns) of Satan.”

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

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

        Why are the Al-Qaida, Boklo Haram, Jamaa Islamiyya, the Taliban and ISIS, and Wahhabis silent? Double Standards? Oe are they following the Devil, Satan? They say that the Satan, Devil is very tricky.

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        Dr. Ameer Ali,

        RE: External Threat Endangers Internal Reforms

        Part 3.

        Are there Physicist Ulama? Why not, if there are Physicist Priests? The Syllabus? Revelation and literal interpretation getting in the way? The core-Problem?

        Ibn Rushd says that there is no conflict between scripture , philosophy and knowledge. Only the Ulama and their brainwashed followers seem to have a problem

        Ibn Rushd is perhaps the best known Muslim scholar of Cordoba who was instrumental in influencing European theology and epistemology. Here is a facinating glimpse into his role in establishing the role of reasoning in religious faith

        http://www.muslimheritage.com/article/ibn-rushd-harmony-theological-philosophical-scientific-truth

        On the Harmony of Religions and Philosophy

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

        Neil Tyson tired of God: Neil Tyson started feeling tired or perhaps impatient while talking to a religious interviewer on God only after 8: 05.

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        Dr. Ameer Ali,

        RE: External Threat Endangers Internal Reforms

        Part 4. Ulama/Priest Hegemony in Scripture Interpretation

        It is all about the hegemony of the Ulama MMDA is an example.The low mean IQ of 79 of the Sri Lankan Muslims make it easier of the Sri Lankan Ulama.

        This problem of the Ulama goes back a 1,000 years!

        Medieval Sourcebook:
        Ibn Rushd (Averroës), 1126-1198 CE:
        Religion & Philosophy, c. 1190 CE

        https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/source/1190averroes.asp

        We maintain that the business of philosophy is nothing other than to look into creation and to ponder over it in order to be guided to the Creator — in other words, to look into the meaning of existence. For the knowledge of creation leads to the cognizance of the Creator, through the knowledge of the created. The more perfect becomes the knowledge of creation, the more perfect becomes the knowledge of the Creator. The Law encourages and exhorts us to observe creation. Thus, it is clear that this is to be taken either as a religious injunction or as something approved by the Law. But the Law urges us to observe creation by means of reason and demands the knowledge thereof through reason. This is evident from different verses of the Qur’an. For example, the Qur’an says: “Wherefore take example from them, you who have eyes” [Qur’an 49.2]. That is a clear indication of the necessity of using the reasoning faculty, or rather both reason and religion, in the interpretation of things. Again it says: “Or do they not contemplate the kingdom of heaven and earth and the things which God has created” [Qur’an 7.184]. This is in plain exhortation to encourage the use of observation of creation

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      The ignorant Sri Lankan Muslims seem to be unaware that Saudi Arabia , which is the main source of their teachings was a worthless desert until oil was discovered in the 1920’s. The Kingdom of Saud was set up by the British in 1932. to undermine the Influence of the Ottoman Turks. Who had held the region for over 300 years. After the War and the Decline of British influence , Americans started using the Saudi’s as their purport. A good example being how the Muslim House of Saudi have allied themselves with Israel and Americans – the “Satan’s in the Islamic world to wage war against Iran, Yemen and Syria as well as undermine Turkey – their co-religionists.

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      On my vacation, I went to the Galle Face greens to spend an evening with my wife and kids. I could not tolerate seeing those Muslim youth’s bad manners, disrespect towards others, especially women, impoliteness, totally reckless and irresponsible public behavior. I wish Muslim leaders, Imams and whoever is preaching them religion to take care of this, before this becomes another item in Rev. Gnanasara or Sinhala group’s list.

      I have no idea where this sort of attitude has become part their life-style among Muslims while, I clearly saw similarly aged Sinhala and Tamil youths showing complete opposite and civilized behavior at the same place. I am a Muslim, but I would never want to see a community with this low levels to come up in this country.

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        Rishard, I too go to galle face with my wife and two daughters. I never came across any Muslim youth with bad manners and disrespect toward our daughters or other descent women. May be you would have taken your daughters with short or tight jeans. It is not only Muslims boys but all other Tamils and Sinhalese youths’ attraction would be towards them. Are you a Muslim?

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          Do your boys wear shorts? Did any boy wear shorts at the beach? Any girls were bulling those boys?

          As usual you are out there and plundering the human civilization with “Nalanada Burning Style” comments.

          Israelis have beyond neutron bombs, secretly developed. Away from those bunkers, World is flourishing with civilization. If your same minded Middle East gets the first one, world would return to Big Bag days. The reason would be because women were not wearing Burka.

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            Mallai-urine, what are you trying to explain here. Why are asking whether boys wear shorts, irrelevant question here unless you are a gay bugger prefer to see boys wearing shorts. What Nalanda burning style? Is it about the barbarians ruins in India? Israelis have neutron bombs so you are proud. Which side of the Jew you are licking?

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              Which side of the Jew you are licking?
              Whatever of Saudi, Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries’ left over, you well frog!

              Before you start to wrap women in bags, take brush and wash your smelly tongue. I know it is not just English, you, foul mouthed people, even destroyed the Tamils too. Somebody, some or have to clean you guys.

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          Ralli Ameen,

          My wife was wearing a tight jeans with her cleavage peeping out a bit in sleeveless, and my daughters are 8 and 10 years old.

          Is it because of Islam and its MMDA favoring rules that made those Muslim boys to behave funny? Probably you went with your wife jailed inside that black Abaya? Do I also have to hide my wife inside a black Abaya to get respects from those Muslim boys?

          But I noticed 1 thing, those low-lives were damn afraid of even starring at Sinhalese women, had they come in bikinis, I am sure – My wife said, “BBS seems to have done the trick those womanizer Mullas, Imams and Mosque preachings along with 5 times praying could not achieve”

          By the way, do you also force your little daughters get into black bags? Wassalamua alaikum ..warrahmaththullahi wabarakathuhu brother.

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      Dr. Ameer Ali,

      RE: External Threat Endangers Internal Reforms

      The Ulama will use any excuse to protect their turf, their right to interpret the Quran their way, and maintain their hegemony.

      The external threat 1,000 years ago was Philosophy, Reason, demonstrative truths, and they used the rulers to punish the Philosophers and Rationalists. The Catholic Church did he same., but the West was able to overcome the Church over centuries of battles.

      So, the problem lies with the Ulama. Target the Ulama and form a critical mass of philosophers and rationalists. The Muslim populace is generally ignorant and do not posses the intellect.

      5 Islamic Philosophers Every Muslim Must Read

      https://www.huffingtonpost.com/muqtedar-khan/5-islamic-philosophers-every-muslim-must-read_b_6912014.html

      Islamic intellectual culture suffers from a philosophy deficit.
      What the Muslims need today are critical thinkers who force Muslims to think and not feel-good narratives that create comfort bubbles and inhibit thought. It is only through reading and engaging in philosophical discourses will the intellectual level of the Muslim community rise.

      bn Rushd (1126-1198 AD)

      Ibn Rushd, known in the West as Averroes, has probably had a bigger impact on Western religion and philosophy than on Islamic thought. Some Muslim historians have described the modern enlightened West as the imagination of Averroes. Ibn Rushd was a remarkable thinker. He was a judge, expert in Islamic law (Maliki), a physician and a philosopher.

      In his Fasl al-Maqal (The Decisive Treatise) he makes the case for philosophy and for the compatibility of science and religion, faith and reason. His Tahafat al-Tahafat (Incoherence of Incoherence) is a systematic rebuttal to Al-Ghazzali’s Tahat al-Falasifah (Incoherence of Philosophy) and a strong defense of Aristotelian philosophy. Together the two classics by Ibn Rushd and Al-Ghazzali are a highlight of Islamic philosophical heritage. Muslims must read these philosophers; some of their arguments are still germane.

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      Dr. Ameer Ali,

      RE: External Threat Endangers Internal Reforms

      Prof. Peter Adamson: “Philosophy in the Islamic World” | Talks at Google

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NKi-XRZ4KI

      Ulema Hegemony and conflict with Philosophy in the Islamic World..

      Peter Adamson is Professor of Philosophy King’s College London and LMU Munich, whose primary areas of interest are late ancient philosophy and Arabic philosophy. In addition to his research he is the host of now more than 300 episodes of the highly popular “History of Philosophy” podcast. Talks at Google welcomed him to talk about the Philosophy in the Islamic World.

      In the history of philosophy, few topics are so relevant to today’s cultural and political landscape as philosophy in the Islamic world. In this talk, Adamson explores the history of philosophy among Muslims, Jews, and Christians living in Islamic lands, citing a diverse range of philosophers from hundreds of years, and discusses the relation of Kalam, the islamic theology, to modern philosophical studies.

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    Right on Dr. Ali: “In its search for a scapegoat to blame the failures of neoliberal economics, industrialised nations, led by the US, found Islam a fitting candidate.. a distraction to turn world’s attention and media focus away from anti-globalization protests. To these leaders Bin Laden and his al-Qaida was a manna from heaven. The so called War on Terror turned Islam the new enemy and gave birth to global Islamophobia. “

    Also the’ weaponization of Religion’, including Buddhism in south east Asia, is an old Cold War strategy of the US deep state against Communism and Russia that has gained new life in the Cold war with China today….

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    War on terror created a Hitler in Sri Lanka

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    Bottom line : sooner or later Islam has to reform or face the threat of extinction.

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      Afthab,

      “Bottom line : sooner or later Islam has to reform or face the threat of extinction.”

      Since the beginning of the 11th century, the Theologians, Ulama, have been at the forefront of the extinction of the Islamic Philosophers, reason and science, aided and abetted by the rulers, so that the Theologians could prevail.

      Prevail, they did, at the expenses of the Islamic Science , Reason and Philosophy. Now the Ulama prevail, and the Muslims are like sheep, and backwards, relative to the others.

      Solution: Expose the Theologians and show why literal interpretation of the scriptures will make them stupider and their followers.

      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 ruined by an ideology.

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        All knowing Amarasiri aiya, what is Islamic science, Christian science, Buddhist science or French science? What happens when an apple gets detached from the tree?
        Soma

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          soma malli,

          It is actually natural philosophy, when the Islamic scholars adopted the wisdom of the Greeks, Indians, Persians and Chinese, it became Islamic Science.

          It challenged the Ulama. saying reason was above revelation Read up on reason and the Enlightenment, in the West, and why the Muslims missed it-Ulama..

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

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

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            Amarasiri aiya
            By adopting Greeks, Indians, Persians and Chinese wisdom they move away from being ‘Islamic’ I presume. Where do I make the mistake could you kindly explain me?
            Soma

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              soma malli,

              “By adopting Greeks, Indians, Persians and Chinese wisdom they move away from being ‘Islamic’ I presume. Where do I make the mistake could you kindly explain me?”

              A succinct summary is given below with links for further review and study.

              This is the core of the dispute between the Theologians (Ulama) who took the position that Revelation is Supreme, and it is the literal interpretation Scriptures by the Theologians that is the TRUTH, vs.the philosophical interpretation of Natural events based on reason, demonstrative truth ( data. observations), the position taken by the Philosophers.

              Until about 1,100 CE this dispute continued, and Islamic science, philosophy and free inquiry thrived resulting in the Islamic Golden Age. Then due to political reasons, ( just like the Sinhala “Buddhist politicians making a bee line yo the Mahanayakas to the Fake Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, and the Monkhood restricted to Govigama), the rulers sided with the Theologians, downgraded the Philosophers and support.

              The Theologians accused the Philosophers being innovators (bida) and being Unbelievers(Kuffa) and being un-Islamic.

              The Rise and Fall of Islam’s Golden Age

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

              1 Science in Islam, Part 1: Mu’tazila free will-Part 1

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

              Science in Islam, Part 2: Ibn Hanbal inquisition-Part 2

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUx9NzzTz-0

              Science in Islam, Part 3: Ash’ari predestination-Part 3

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YVxJoJUlss

              Science in Islam, Part 4: Al-Ghazali incoherence Part 4

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln13_9kO0II

              Science in Islam, Part 5: Mongol destruction- Part 5

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9T5NTl8I-g

              The Rise and Fall of Islam’s Golden Age

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

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          soma malli,

          “what is Islamic science, Christian science, Buddhist science or French science? “

          Islam destroyed its own “Golden Age” – Neil deGrasse Tyson & Steven Weinberg

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

          Steven Weinberg and Neil deGrasse Tyson describe how the “Golden Age of Islam” collapsed under islamic dogma and has not recovered intellectually or scientifically to this day. V. S. Ramachandran adds an extra cherry on top.

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

          Steven Weinberg (born May 3, 1933) is an American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate in Physics for his contributions with Abdus Salam and Sheldon Glashow to the unification of the weak force and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles.

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      This is very true Afthab.

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    Who or what created islamophobia?

    Muslims, concentrate on that

    Instead on pointing finger on others, refine your Islam or give up totally.

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      Islamophobia is a reaction to Islamomania. When Muslims behave in a threatening manner, it is natural for non-Muslims to be take action to counter it. When Muslims migrate legally or illegally to the west, they come crawling, begging for mercy, but when they get a foothold they create trouble to the natives. Wearing Islamic dresses inappropriate for the country and demanding halal and shariah has infuriated the people. If Muslims do not adapt to the customs and culture of the land and refuse to integrate with people, then they should not complain about treatment meted to them.

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        A F
        Obviously you are very biased in your thinking and a ignoramus with simplistic ideas; no knowledge of history as to why people migrate legally or ill legally to other countries. Your imaginations seem to run riot . You need help.

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          Sarrij another Islamic infidel, you are unable to accept truth. People are migrating to the west for economic reason and nothing else. Therefore they should only make money to have a comfortable life, and not to interfere with the ongoing cultural practices and customs of the country. What Muslims do is to force other countries to accommodate their way of life by threatening them as violation of their human rights if not granted. Naturally they are at the receiving end of hate from others. It is you who need help to correct yourself to respect way of life of other religions.

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            A F
            Qbvious simplistic thinking and ignorance of world history and politics living in a world of make belief. This guy needs some serious help for his delusions. GET help.

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            Al-faqurlah: Hi boy, I still wish your low IQ father always carried a rubber in his wallet.

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    Sri Lankan wahabis never learn a lesson from hypotric of Saudi elites .
    Basically Saudi is used as curry leaf .
    It does not have any principle…
    Except to dance to tune of their masters…for Muslims Makka is qibla but for Sauidi politicians it is somewhere in the western world…
    Tunisia wants to bad people going hajj .
    I hope countires like Pakistan; Indonesia; Malaysia; and other Muslim countires to follow Tunisia in dosing this ..
    So that Saudi learn its lessons..

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      Lanka 7,

      “Sri Lankan wahabis never learn a lesson from hypotric of Saudi elites .”

      Saudi Wahhabi-Salafi gradates have the lowest GMAT scores in the world. Why?

      Because they believe in revelation above reason, or because they are Wahhabis who follow the Devil, Satan, per Hadith of Najd?

      Quick Post: L&V’s National IQs predict GMAT scores across 173 nations

      http://humanvarieties.org/2014/02/02/quick-post-lvs-national-iqs-predicts-gmat-scores-across-173-nations/

      The GMAT is a graduate entrance test used by more than 5,900 business programs offered by more than 2,100 universities worldwide. While the test is given in English, it is designed to be as minimally English dependent as necessary to predict successful completion of Business programs taught in English

      Regression Plot: The regression plot for GMAT scores and L&V’s (2012) Estimated National IQs is shown below.

      https://humanvarietiesdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/gmatregressionplot.png

      Saudi Arabia 330
      Sri Lanka 480
      Iran 520

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        Here the Amarasiri the web mania with usual posting. His scripture is those web pages. Whatever standard west brings he becomes a sucker and slaves to it.

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          Ralli Ameen,

          “Here the Amarasiri the web mania with usual posting. His scripture is those web pages.”

          Is demonstrative truth ( data, observations, reason etc.) is conflict with the confused interpretations of the Ulama and the Wahhabi-Salafis and their clones? “Search I n search of knowledge even to China” Prophet Mohamed (Pbuh), and to the www Web.

          From the Regression Plot: The regression plot for GMAT scores and L&V’s (2012) Estimated National IQs is shown below.

          https://humanvarietiesdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/gmatregressionplot.png

          Saudi Arabia 330
          Sri Lanka 480
          Iran 520,
          From the regression line, the IQ of the Graduates who took the GMAT, can be projected,. Wahabbi-Salafism decreases the IQ,

          Saudi Arabia GMAT Score 330 , Projected IQ 50
          Sri Lanka GMAT Score 480, Projected IQ 90
          Iran GMAT Score 520, Projected IQ 95

          Question. Why are the Sri Lankan Muslims looking up to the low IQ Wahhabi-Saudis and their clones, hen the HADITH OF NAJD, clearly indicated that the Wahhabi-Salafis are following Satan, and the circumstantial evidence is the low projected IQ of 50.

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

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

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            Amarasiri

            I posted a short response to your comment but was not posted here. May be CT do not want to post those that hit on the truth. Anyway I am posting again to tell you you are just a web scholar better known to me as writer of gibberish. I ask you now to questions give a correct straight answer to consider you to be intelligent.

            1. Prophet Muhammad and his successors said to follow Quran, five precepts and hadith. Prophet Muhammad said to worship only Allah and request directly from him. He further said those following innovations are doing “Shirk”, a sin unforgivable by Allah. 99.9% Sunnis do this and it is little stricter in Saudi Arabia. So will Prophet Muhammad point to people who follows him strictly as people from horn of Satan or the innovators like Shia, Ahmadi etc from horn of Satan?

            2. Ibn Rushd’s grandfather, father and he himself were Judges. Not following any other law but Sharia and Islamic jurisprudence. Did Ibn Rushd go against this and tell anything about it, what reform necessary and what Islamic theologians should do?

            Now you without repeating like Mina Ulema, Ulema give a correct answer, otherwise you are a donkey?

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    Yes this “Islamic Threat” has been used to sell arms. Some countries like Saudi Arabia buy arms and are manipulated to use them in a way to ensure they buy more arms.
    In SL at one stage GR used this Islamic-Threat thingy, to float the Avant Garde floating armoury.
    .
    The ACJU is using this to block reforms to MMDA1950. The reforms are human rights issues.
    Et Tu ACJU!

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    Muslims have no choice but thoroughly modernizing 1slam, even it’s left with only the book cover. Also, Muslims must first consult Maha nayaka theros, just to make sure that the new version of 1slam won’t harm Sinhala-Buddhist Sri Lanka’s Sinhala-Buddhists character.
    /
    Some suggestions before unavailing the latest version of 1slam (Sri Lanka version);
    >No more barbaric circumcision which causes grievous bodily harm to youngsters.
    >No more hideous and meaningless Abaya-gonibilla dress
    >No more barbaric Halal slaughter
    >No more future terrorists breeding ‘Madrasas’
    >No more barbaric Shariya laws
    >No more getting on free loading Muslims’ sole provider Sinhala-Buddhists’ nerves
    >No more 4 wives
    >etc
    >etc

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      One cow is slaughters and eaten by 100 people what about sprats or kooni esso
      one man eats about 100 of them

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        Circumcision benefits: This prevents the foreskin from harboring harmful agents of infections and also preventing growth under the foreskin.

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          “Circumcision prevents infections and growth” what a load of rubbish. How many of those who have foreskin suffered from infections or growth. You will not get infection if you keep that part clean. Arabs did not have enough water to clean it and thus their male organ got infected. Now it is proved that growths are due to a virus and removing foreskin will not prevent virus acting on it to cause growths. Circumcision is a primitive procedure started long before birth of Islam. Jews, some Christians and some Africans perform it too. Every thing that people are borne with have specific function and foreskin is there to protect the end part of the male organ. Do not come out with crap to defend this barbaric practice.

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            Was Jesus born circumscribed or was he circumcised

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            Dear Al-faqurlah,
            .
            You’re dead right, but I think your language a bit too harsh.
            .
            rbh has stated two or three things which assert that some Islamic thinking, which few of us share, has some sensible thinking behind it. As you say these things were applicable to conditions in the Arabian desert. Let’s hope that these issues get sorted out in time.
            .
            The fact that circumsition was happening frequently even in 20th Century America indicates that other people than Muslims went along with this thinking. I have made an earlier comment, right here, on this page, on these lines. This is not being posted to counter your comment, which is rational – but must you provoke with the words “barbaric” and “crap”?
            .
            And we are responding to an article that calls for reform. I haven’t inspected the organs of any Muslim or Jew (and I have a very close friend who is a Jew!) to inspect. After all try to do so with the follower of any other religion, and you’ll probably be assaulted!
            .
            Yes, there MAY be some purpose for every part of our anatomy being as it is – even the appendix which is labelled a “vestigial organ”. Interfere only with good reason for each occurrence.

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            Check with the doctors in sri lanak

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            Al-faqurlah:

            Brother, please be a critique to your own father first. Why the guy did not think of carrying a rubber in his wallet? That low IQ seems to have only contributed with another extra dumb dirty worm to my country, SL.

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            Al-faqua

            You say you will not get infection if you keep that part clean and for the very same reason circumcision is done. All men in British Royal families were circumcised. Why don’t you ask Prince Charles why they do it.

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          Circumcision means about 95% of the most sensitive organ is dysfunctional. Which means an uncut man has 95% more pleasure than a cut man. Also explains why Jews and Muslims are the most violent people around. The concept make love not war is impossible when your penis has been chopped off as a baby.

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            Now that is what one might call a bit of reasonable hypothesising. given that many of the recent comments on the story are reasonably serious this is not so very offensive.
            .
            However, the problem is that too many progress from there to generalising.
            .
            I’d say that Hitler’s speculation on the superiority of Aryans (which we Sinhalese are NOT – we’re mostly Dravidian) and all that geneticists say would have been all right had it remained in the world of speculation.
            .
            When we were kids I guess we had a tolerant and good humoured enough climate for this sort of thing to be said. Unfortunately that is no longer possible.

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            Not penis the foreskin

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            N.
            Bull shit. Trying to be clever? Millions of Jews and Muslims have been circumsized and the practice continues.Who is complaining? Niro the Ignoramus. Keep on writing rubbish !

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        Abaya Gonibilla dress

        Why do men wear Black coat and black trouser, Muslim can wear any colour of long clothes

        Animal does not feel pain
        The swift cutting of vessels of the neck disconnects the flow of blood to the nerve of the brain responsible for pain. Thus the animal does not feel pain. While dying, the animal struggles, writhers, shakes and kicks, not due to pain, but due to the contraction and relaxation of the muscles deficient in blood and due to the flow of
        blood out of the body.

        No more future terrorists breeding ‘Madrasas’
        What is happening in myanmar what terror is that.

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          Dear rbh,
          .
          We humans slaughter animals and tell ourselves that it’s O.K., they don’t feel pain. It’s only that poor animal that knows.
          .
          What I’m writing has nothing to do with any religion. A crocodile devouring a cow is only conscious of his hunger. We humans agonise over the process, and invent myths about animals not minding being killed!
          .
          Messy business this killing – however one does it. But then, I do eat meat, and I’ve sen the argument that study of our alimentary system shows that nature has ordained that we we will live best on an omnivorous diet.
          .
          I’m firmly of the view that Cargills “manufactures” the frozen chicken that I eat.
          .
          On the other hand, I’m sure that there is truth in the scientific explanation that you have given: the pain possibly doesn’t last long.
          .
          It may be that seeing other animals being slaughtered before the cow in question being killed causes greater distress. But what do do?
          .
          I guess any butcher gets indifferent after some time. This sort of butcher could exist only in a now vanished society:
          .
          Bob Lundy in George Eliot’s “Silas Marner”.
          .
          https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/e/eliot/george/e42s/chapter6.html
          .
          We had to study the book for O. Levels.

          .

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      John,

      “Muslims have no choice but thoroughly modernizing 1slam, even it’s left with only the book cover.”

      Thre was a movement by the Islamic Philosophers, who were after Wisdom and Truth, demonstrated truth, observations etc. , and they were battling the Ulama ( the Ulama Cult)for the interpretation of the Revelations vis-a-vis Reason, and the Islamic Science and innovation thrived.

      All the Muslims need to do is get back to that period and show how ignorant the Ulama are and what they are losing due to lack of wisdom, reason and observations. Consulting the Mahanayakas, who follow the Sinhala “Buddhist” cult, will not get them anywhere.

      The cause is the Ulama Cult.

      During the Islamic Golden age, they did have many of the

      – barbaric circumcision which causes grievous bodily harm to youngsters
      .-hideous and meaningless Abaya-gonibilla dress
      – barbaric Halal slaughter
      > DID NOT HAVE future terrorists breeding ‘Madrasas’, BUT ULAMAS
      – barbaric Shariya laws
      – more 4 wives

      Yes, the Ulama Cult thrives on the above., and use Revelation as the excuse.

      Read about the Catholic Church and Martin Luther’s Reformation during 1517.

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      John

      Of all the people you want Muslims to contact Mahanayake Theros, what a joke.
      Hundreds of thousand non-Muslims do circumcision. It is okay if you like polkudu penis.
      Even honest westerners says Abaya wearing women are more beautiful than thigh showing women.
      Halal is followed by big food industries. In Singapore you get many Chinese restaurants with Halal foods. 70% of their export food confirm halal. You cannot say this is because they believe in this but export and turnover oriented. Our duds won’t understand that.
      World’s oldest universities started as Madaras. Terrorist madrasa were run by western forces.
      Your western law evolved from Sharia laws. Refer to history.
      Sinhala-Buddhist nerves are loaded by Sinhalese terrorists.
      If everybody follow this, there won’t be prostitutes, widows and exploiting women.

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    Many commenters suggest ‘Modernisation of Islam’.
    Followers of their own faith are very much into astrology and superstition. What about caste? Remember the prelates refused to accept a certain Governor because the nominee is not Govigama caste. Buddhist monks and Catholic priests are not allowed to marry. Should this be modernised?
    Islam may have faults but do not have the above ‘faults’.
    To cut a long story short all religions need ‘modernisation’.

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    Most comments by non-Muslima seem to ignore the fact the author, Dr Ameer Ali, and Afthab, are those who are trying to reform Islam.
    .
    The very first comment by Prasad has been aimed at those whom we may broadly refer to as Muslim extremists.
    .
    Dr Ali rightly sees himself as a reformer – and he is. We have to help n whatever way we can,without asking for the impossible from them. Dr Ali himself has admitted that reformers like him are trapped between the militants who seem intent on attacking the rest of the world, and the Conservatives who, in trying to preserve their identity are driving their community to a isolationist position.
    .
    If Islam is to reform in an acceptable way, it must do so from within. John, in the last comment that is currently visible, has made a list of the things that he wants changed. Not all those things can be achieved immediately, nor are some of them our business. The etc. that he ends with implies that more demands will follow. That quite simply is not only wrong strategy, it is unfair.
    .
    Shariya Laws – do we have so many that are objectionable in Sri Lanka? Aspects of MMDA. The liberal Muslims are trying to get them changed. Let’s help them by asking only for basic Human rights issues to be addressed, now and in the future. Mulims must integrate more with the rest of society, but let us be sensitive to their right to a separate identity.
    .
    We must support change – not present demands.
    .

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    Continuing . . .
    .
    John, circumcision is not part of Islam only. Most Americans of Christian or non-religious background used to get it done for health reasons up to about fifty years ago. Thinking seems to have changed on that score. My understanding is that all male Muslims do circumcise in Sri Lanka; what is your problem main problem with Muslims? It is surely not with the suffering undergone by male Muslim children. Ensure that whatever mutilation is inflicted (I think it silly myself) is done under proper medical supervision. I think it none of our business.
    .
    I eat meat, don’t you? Killing animals is horrible, but it is done for us who eat the meat. Many, many Muslims have never killed an animal; I’ve asked a few for confirmation of that. Most modern meat production is done in white countries. Slaughter is sanitised, but the lives of animals has got worse, throughout their brief stay on earth. Even in Sri Lanka, pork is popular. Who slaughter pigs? I leave that for you to answer. Who catches fish? It’s only vegans who can be critical on this issue. If you are one of them, fine.
    .
    I agree that schools should not be segregated, and that the most obvious first step is to stop having special Muslim schools. How to stop having language-wise segregation is a much more difficult question. We now have THREE languages – English included.
    .
    John, I fear that you are being unreasonable.

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      Sinhala_Man ,

      Some information for your thoughts. How do you sort them?

      Top 10 Most Powerful Religions In The World

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdr5d5TPq7Q

      In this video we look at the most wide spread religions from all around the world and rank them in a top 10 based on the number of followers they have.

      The numbers are rough estimates but are enough to give us an overall ranking.

      In this video we’re looking to answer the following questions:

      What are the top 10 religions in the world?
      Which religion has the most followers?
      Which God is most worshiped?
      Is Christianity the biggest religion?
      Is Islam Evil? How big is Islam?
      What is the most powerful religion in the world?
      How big is Christianity?
      How many people believe in Jesus?

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        Thanks, Amarasiri.
        .
        However, this was NOT particularly enlightening! It seems to rank religions on the basis of the supposed number of adherents.
        .
        I don’t think that fixing a religious classification on each person on the planet is warranted.
        .
        I can’t help but feel that this reduces all efforts to understand imponderables to the level of quiz questions for 12 year olds.

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        Sinhala_Man ,

        Some information for your thoughts. How do you sort them?

        Best of Hitchens on Islam

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0Q6DtfUynQ

        Different Religions and Ideologies and different perspectives.

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    Ameer Ali’s remarkable defense and justification………………..!!

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    ” thanks to al-Qaida’s misadventure on 11 September 2001. “
    What makes the author so sure that it was al Qaida?
    *
    There are many unanswered questions, and al Qaida was at that stage not adequate for a sophisticated job like 9/11, which perhaps needed some cooperation from within.
    The role of Aaudi Arabia is carefully ignored by the US and the media. Why?
    *
    Saudi Arabia has been encouraged to become a local hegemon by the US as a result of its own failure to control post-Shah Iran. the Sunni-Shia issue was deliberately exaggerated for the purpose, and a Shia conspiracy was imagined in every anti-imperialist and anti-Zionist action of substance.

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      The role of Aaudi Arabia is carefully ignored by the US and the media. Why?
      *
      Saudi Arabia has been encouraged to become a local hegemon by the US as a result of its own failure to control post-Shah Iran. the Sunni-Shia issue was deliberately exaggerated for the purpose, and a Shia conspiracy was imagined in every anti-imperialist and anti-Zionist action of substance.

      Probably you have some problem in openly saying where to find the “deliberate exaggeration” and the existence of Shia conspiracy. So you stayed out of explicitly mentioning those parts. May I assume from the anti-West sentiments shown here, its America?

      Iraq is Shia dominant country, under current democratic government. For long time Saddam Hussain worked with USSR to keep Sunny minority domination in Iraq. “Sunny Saddam’s” USSR supported war on Iran was one of the longest Gulf’s turmoil. Practically it emptied both countries, like the way Lankawe spent $400 Billion on fighting Tamils because of Sirimavo implementing SWRD’s Sinhala Only, 1972 Constitution and Standardization. At the start EPDP too was engaged in fighting against government but latter, encouraged by Ranil’s UNP, supported government and fought against Tamils. Democratic countries oppose Minority & Dictatorial rule. It was the case in South Africa too. Saddam lost, by wrongly invading Kuwait, a Sunny country-city.

      Though Iran’s religious extremist wanted to have confrontations with America, until USSR existed, Iran could not get any material support for its religious extremists’ government from USSR because Atheist Stalin styled USSR could not get along with Ayatollahs,. World history’s most awkward Diplomats harassment took place in Iran and it went unpunished by President Carter’s weakness. But immediately after that Iran got into illegal activities with America, including engaged into Drug smuggling with South American countries to stage Iran contra scandal.
      Now there is an accounted court case’s victory, but suppressed by Obama, accusing Saudi Arabia’s participation in 9/11 and SA to pay for the damages for the 9/11 victims.
      The only country shows interest in united Shia, Sunni and Kurtis is America. Could you explain if any conspiracy of Shia is coming out Iraq, with examples linked?

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    It is the civilizational responsibility of unbelievers and non believers to phase out Islam with least physical harm to the brainwashed. This will take about another five hundred years as non Muslims are bound by their own ethical constraints.

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    Ameer Ali: You are lieing to the teeth. More than the christianity, there are many islamic sects which are peaceful. christianity has over 41,000 sects which they call denominations and some are cults engaging in polygamy including 15 year children. Islamic became extremist because of the west. Wahabism began in Saudi Arabia in 1950s, I heard. Wahabism which KATHANKUDY muslims practice is ARABIC CULTURE. SAUDIS SAY WAHABISM IS UNDER CONTROL BUT THE WESTERNERS USE IT DESTROY ISLAM as well as for POLITICAL PURPOSes.Sri lanka has stupid uneducated politicians whose only objective, goal is to rip the country and fatten their bank accounts. they cannot handle it in other countries wahabis are just like other humans. for example women, thorough their face cover up or Nijab what ever stare at men.

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    There are very peaceful religions like Druce, sufi, Ahmadia, AgaKahn foundation. It is only the WAhabism or Salafis which need reformtion. Yet, Wahabism is a reaction for western influence in Saudi Arabia. All these AHs screamhere are protestantss, catholcis and not those who are reasonable. they in Srilanka set up muslims against buddhism. Ameer ali is a Protestant.

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    Muslims in Sri Lanka Should be Sri Lankan Muslims.. Mr. If you want to have one leg in this country and the other leg in Saudi Arabia don`t forget that your balls will be dangling some where over the Indian Ocean

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      Diogenes, while I agree that Muslims should see religion as only one aspect of their make up.
      .
      But can we force them to think exactly as we do?
      .
      This is Arjuna Parakrama, Prof. of english from Peradeniya saying it much better than I can:
      .
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_0-TLLtW-8
      .

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    This is patent blasphemy. Good Muslims should resit this desire of those who are exposed to alternative ethical symptoms.
    Soma

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      Soma,

      Are you an Ulama confused by reason over revelation debate?

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        Revelation is Islamic, therefore ‘reason over revelation’ is blasphemy. Correct? There is no God but Allah and Mohamed is last prophet.
        Soma

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    Dr. Ameer Ali, your article does not deserve academic merit. You are writing like a leyman passing to others what he heard. There is no much evidence for your assertions.

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    One Point I agree with Ameer Ali that Muslim religion did not get a chance to go for reform. (Many of them I could not, because his he could not stay ahead on his call to religious reform without America bashing – a political distraction. When America was helping Lankawe to annihilate LTTE, none of the Muslims writers could write any America bashing; now when they want go for only something happening outside Lankawe, it is pointless listen to this America bashing. If one is ready accepts Democracy, Market Economy and secularism, the measuring rods of the modern cyclization, they have to accept America’s leadership on those three. (Convoluted arguments to misinterpret those ideas as regression or degrading them as degeneration and Satanic Social Corruption are not the minds maturity to accept the social or even religious reform.) Then they can accept or reject specific incidences of the contemporary history with their logic. In all other cases, it is only opportunistic political -religious-cultural rivalry. These days, Lankawe Muslim writers are hiding under their Burqa in Lankawe when there is desert storm in Arabian Peninsula. As the, religious racism for such reactionary actions is not taking place in Ceylon and is less important for us.) But what Ameer Ali needs to understand is that reformation is not one job or one time job. Islam itself is a reform of that time over the existed Christianity and Jewish circumstances. We may not be using here the proper word (reformation), but one who is in the field of theology may want to introduce the proper word. It is continues evolution. We have seen for 5000 years Hinduism is experiencing progress and regress; Christianity for four hundred years. When one understands that religion should take reformation, they are proposing religion’s growing in quality, (not necessarily in quantity) but not regressing.

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    Further the words growing and regressing are not pointless political tug-of-waring, but cultural and civilizational advancements – broad mindedness, wide thinking, equality, magnanimousness, humanity, gracefulness, accommodating, and tolerance like qualities. Being eternal inventive in the deepness of the philosophy of eternal world, beyond material world is not quality. The growth in theological research is not the reformation. Reformation essentially comes from social leaders; need not be from the religious leaders. Muslim Social leaders should understand if they are seeking for reform, then neither M.I.M. Rizvi Mufti nor ACJU will be the one propagates it. The reform has to happen within the society and ACJU made accept it and adjust for it. The current status is, ACJU without seeing Pirai declaring that it saw the Pirai and forcing the average Muslims to take that lie with holistic honoring. Rather those guys need to be whipped with New Kings Thirukkai Waal. Unless a Muslims lawyer and astronomical scientists come forward to take M.I.M. Rizvi Mufti to court and sue him for cheating public, reform has no path to come in. Reformation will be taking place during the pressure for confirming to conservatism. Reformation will be not invited and received with Pan Leaves by the society spiraling into orthodoxy vicious circle. Reformation is needed to wipeout extremism, conservativism, oppression, or even terrorism etc. Social reformist must not see extremism, conservativism, oppression, terrorism et al as mere obstacle, but they are exact enemies they are going to stage their war. Moderation is two extremes practically existing situation, nothing of theatrical. A man wearing simple pants and shirt is moderate between a three piece suit and tie wearing Western officer and the nothing wearing South American native hunter. Suggesting a woman, who is forcefully packed in bags of cotton, is inducing sex feeing with her sweet voice, so inserting a male voice adopter in her throat should not be predicted as not coming forth as next as the true moderation

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      Mallaiyuran it is very difficult to understand your posts , as you keep on rambling. The sentences are two long and garbled. Please post in simple English with short sentences. நன்றி

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    To quote Rosa Luxemburg : “Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.”
    .

    Internal reforms are endangered by not just external threats but equally or more so by internal threats. In the local context, the Muslim community has been reduced to a state of religious immobility by a selected group of like-minded scholars who refuse to accept the difference between Shariah and Fiqh laws. They remain intransigent about the need to ensure that the interpretation of Islamic laws (Fiqh) is compatible with the evolving and ever-changing contextual environments if such laws are to remain relevant to the community.
    .

    The Muslim community had a ‘close shave’ recently, when thanks to the uncompromising, inflexible stand of the Scholars, they almost had a 28-day lunar month for Ramazan before being rescued by the bad weather conditions that prevailed over the Island. Subsequent astronomical data from established international sources clearly indicated that our Scholars, steeped as they are in the fields of Islamic Jurisprudence, had in fact misidentified the dates of the beginning and end of Ramazan.

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    Althab
    You with a fake Muslim name is a fool, Please go to google and check for fastest growing religion in the world. Proof of the pudding is in the eating not in talking.
    Ameer Ali appears to be not a practicing Muslim.

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      It is growing not because people from other religions are converting, unless they are living in places like Pakistan Bangladesh and Egypt , where forced conversions of Christians and Hindus are taking place. Many Hindu and Christian girls are also kidnapped and raped in these countries and then forced to marry their rapists and convert to Islam. This also happened in eastern Sri Lanka too during the war. Muslim home guards were deliberately raping Tamil Hindu girls and then they had no option but to convert to Islam and marry their rapists. The LTTE was not doing this. Islam is largely growing because Muslims are still breeding like rats. They are deliberately doing this, to flood the world with Muslims, as this is what their Imams are preaching to their largely uneducated masses. Their birth rates are far higher compared to the rest of the population. Their women are being used as baby producing machines. Sri Lanka is a good example. Within 30 years the population has doubled . You cannot say this resulted because almost half the island’s Tamil population left the island permanently. The Sinhalese population did not double, only increased by a few percentages.

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        Pandi Kutti the piglet, why don’t you give in details with proofs for all your claims here? Oh! Oh! I made a mistake. How can a piglet in the sty give such proofs. Nobody is interested in your usual gibberish writings.

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        Pandi Kutti:

        Ok now you’re trying to give a reason why Muslims increase. Similarly, do you have any answer why Tamils decreased since 2500 years? Leaave that aside.

        Did Muslims or Sinhalese ask your Tamil community to leave the country? It is your greed for land that created a war. Then it is your greed for wealth that made you illegally land on EU under the pretext of war. Then it is your agreed that made you keep on funding the war active.

        You sought your own destruction because of your agreed for land, money and 50/50 power – Now blame Muslims for it?

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    ISIS has nothing to do with Islam! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfqnnbcUVMQ

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    Advance in modern civilizations are based on achievements of science and
    its products as it has ever been since the creation of this universe . Religions
    were born and led the people to civilization at different stages with the
    knowledge and experiences prevailing at the time . Muslim rulers caged
    Muslim scholars at the time for not heeding the rulers and for insisting on
    religious views . With all these experiences on board , Europe emerged
    successful , eliminating religion from interfering in politics while leaving the
    rest of the world to struggle with it forever ! Not only Muslim world . Majority
    Muslim world don’t see how religions negatively interact with governments
    using religious sentiments of a section of people who are under their influence .
    Practically religions are now obsolete everywhere including most of Muslim
    worlds though it is not acknowledged in public because it is now a tool to incite
    multi-religious coexistence among communities and among countries as well .
    And while the religions keep its followers busy on a mission to keep their lot
    from advancing with or without knowledge , developed world and its free people
    move on with ever increasing achievement in technology with resources from
    all over the world . These scientific developments need all kind of resources from
    all corners of the world . Knowledge and expertise in one block and resources
    scattered all over under the feet of different life patterns ! Some are helpful and
    some are not ! But science has made people interdependent and no reverse from
    it .As the world situation is such, Humans won’t be fairly civilized as long as they
    live like the Snake and Eagle !

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    Mr. Ameer Ali,
    Agreed all what you say about what damage and ruination of lives Islamophobia has caused .
    But careful analysis will reveal that it all started off in the late 70’s .
    Ayothullah Kohmeni taking control of Iran triggered the fear in Saudi royals of holding onto power , they suddenly saw Khomeini as a threat when. He tried hard to reach out to Sunni world to unite and he was getting a strong response the Sunnis too started seeing him as a world Muslim leader and a Solution .
    That is when Al–Saud’s started monopolizing Wahabi Islam. And the time was perfect ,a lot of non Arab Muslim workers were pouring in from all over The world and they were made to believe their ancient culture which they maintained side by side with their faith was paganism. Even wearing a sharwar with a shawl a very ‘ Modest dress’ was considered imitating a Hindu (non Muslim) as The Arabs saw the entire Shia communities around the world covering up ,they took upon themselves to follow same and started to radicalise the entire Sunni community arpu d the world, by first feeding false information against the Shias branding them none Muslims ,false myths were spread and hate and separation was created and any Muslim who did not represent the wahabi ideology , mostly by outlook of ,attires by women and beards by men , singing Ones Country’s national Anthem (a non Muslim country’s ) or following The Mystic Zikrs Rituals of Sufi ( not the fake Sufis who practice soothsaying ,superstition and magic) .were all branded as kafirs (None Muslims)
    As the returning worker from Saudi and other gulf Countries started bringing home a new and complete foreign culture especially in attires and unusual beards, different rituals, which never existed and coupled with it Saudi used its petrol dollars to gain dominance with the help of the west which was anti khomeni and pro Sha

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      Why are people wearing Black coat and tie whom are sri lankan following.

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