23 September, 2017

Full Text Of The Banned Time Story – “The Face Of Buddhist Terror”

Sri Lanka on Tuesday banned the sale of the latest issue of Time magazine because of the newsweekly’s feature article on terrorism, describing recent clashes between Buddhists and Muslims.

We publish below the Full text of the cover story “The Face of Buddhist Terror” in July 01, 2013 TIME magazine;

The Face of Buddhist Terror

It’s a faith famous for its pacifism and tolerance. But in several of Asia’s Buddhist-majority nations, monks are inciting bigotry and violence — mostly against Muslims

By Hannah Beech / Meikhtila, Burma, And Pattani, Thailand 

His face as still and serene as a statue’s, the Buddhist monk who has taken the title “the Burmese bin Laden” begins his sermon. Hundreds of worshippers sit before him, palms pressed together, sweat trickling down their sticky backs. On cue, the crowd chants with the man in burgundy robes, the mantras drifting through the sultry air of a temple in Mandalay, Burma’s second biggest city after Rangoon. It seems a peaceful scene, but Wirathu’s message crackles with hate. “Now is not the time for calm,” the monk intones, as he spends 90 minutes describing the many ways in which he detests the minority Muslims in this Buddhist-majority land. “Now is the time to rise up, to make your blood boil.”

Buddhist blood is boiling in Burma, also known as Myanmar–and plenty of Muslim blood is being spilled. Over the past year, Buddhist mobs have targeted members of the minority faith, and incendiary rhetoric from Wirathu–he goes by one name–and other hard-line monks is fanning the flames of religious chauvinism. Scores of Muslims have been killed, according to government statistics, although international human-rights workers put the number in the hundreds. Much of the violence is directed at the Rohingya, a largely stateless Muslim group in Burma’s far west that the U.N. calls one of the world’s most persecuted people. The communal bloodshed has spread to central Burma, where Wirathu, 46, lives and preaches his virulent sermons. The radical monk sees Muslims, who make up at least 5% of Burma’s estimated 60 million people, as a threat to the country and its culture. “[Muslims] are breeding so fast, and they are stealing our women, raping them,” he tells me. “They would like to occupy our country, but I won’t let them. We must keep Myanmar Buddhist.”

Such hate speech threatens the delicate political ecosystem in a country peopled by at least 135 ethnic groups that has only recently been unshackled from nearly half a century of military rule. Already some government officials are calling for implementation of a ban, rarely enforced during the military era, on Rohingya women’s bearing more than two children. And many Christians in the country’s north say recent fighting between the Burmese military and Kachin insurgents, who are mostly Christian, was exacerbated by the widening religious divide.

Radical Buddhism is thriving in other parts of Asia too. This year in Sri Lanka, Buddhist nationalist groups with links to high-ranking officialdom have gained prominence, with monks helping orchestrate the destruction of Muslim and Christian property. And in Thailand’s deep south, where a Muslim insurgency has claimed some 5,000 lives since 2004, the Thai army trains civilian militias and often accompanies Buddhist monks when they leave their temples. The commingling of soldiers and monks–some of whom have armed themselves–only heightens the alienation felt by Thailand’s minority Muslims.

Although each nation’s history dictates the course radical Buddhism has taken within its borders, growing access to the Internet means that prejudice and rumors are instantly inflamed with each Facebook post or tweet. Violence can easily spill across borders. In Malaysia, where hundreds of thousands of Burmese migrants work, several Buddhist Burmese were killed in June–likely in retribution, Malaysian authorities say, for the deaths of Muslims back in Burma.

In the reckoning of religious extremism–Hindu nationalists, Muslim militants, fundamentalist Christians, ultra-Orthodox Jews–Buddhism has largely escaped trial. To much of the world, it is synonymous with nonviolence and loving kindness, concepts propagated by Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, 2,500 years ago. But like adherents of any other religion, Buddhists and their holy men are not immune to politics and, on occasion, the lure of sectarian chauvinism. When Asia rose up against empire and oppression, Buddhist monks, with their moral command and plentiful numbers, led anticolonial movements. Some starved themselves for their cause, their sunken flesh and protruding ribs underlining their sacrifice for the laity. Perhaps most iconic is the image of Thich Quang Duc, a Vietnamese monk sitting in the lotus position, wrapped in flames, as he burned to death in Saigon while protesting the repressive South Vietnamese regime 50 years ago. In 2007, Buddhist monks led a foiled democratic uprising in Burma: images of columns of clerics bearing upturned alms bowls, marching peacefully in protest against the junta, earned sympathy around the world, if not from the soldiers who slaughtered them. But where does political activism end and political militancy begin? Every religion can be twisted into a destructive force poisoned by ideas that are antithetical to its foundations. Now it’s Buddhism’s turn.

Mantra of Hate

Sitting cross-legged on a raised platform at the New Masoeyein monastery in Mandalay, next to a wall covered by life-size portraits of himself, the Burmese bin Laden expounds on his worldview. U.S. President Barack Obama has “been tainted by black Muslim blood.” Arabs have hijacked the U.N., he believes, although he sees no irony in linking his name to that of an Arab terrorist. About 90% of Muslims in Burma are “radical, bad people,” says Wirathu, who was jailed for seven years for his role in inciting anti-Muslim pogroms in 2003. He now leads a movement called 969–the figure represents various attributes of the Buddha–which calls on Buddhists to fraternize only among themselves and shun people of other faiths. “Taking care of our own religion and race is more important than democracy,” says Wirathu.

It would be easy to dismiss Wirathu as an outlier with little doctrinal basis for his bigotry. But he is charismatic and powerful, and his message resonates. Among the country’s majority Bamar ethnic group, as well as across Buddhist parts of Asia, there’s a vague sense that their religion is under siege–that Islam, having centuries ago conquered the Buddhist lands of Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan and Afghanistan, now seeks new territory. Even without proof, Buddhist nationalists stoke fears that local Muslim populations are increasing faster than their own, and they worry about Middle Eastern money pouring in to build new mosques.

In Burma, the democratization process that began in 2011 with the junta’s giving way to a quasi-civilian government has also allowed extremist voices to proliferate. The trouble began last year in the far west, where machete-wielding Buddhist hordes attacked Rohingya villages; 70 Muslims were slaughtered in a daylong massacre in one hamlet, according to Human Rights Watch. The government has done little to check the violence, which has since migrated to other parts of the country. In late March, the central town of Meikhtila burned for days, with entire Muslim quarters razed by Buddhist mobs after a monk was killed by Muslims. (The official death toll: two Buddhists and at least 40 Muslims.) Thousands of Muslims are still crammed into refugee camps that journalists are forbidden to enter. In the shadow of a burned-down mosque, I was able to meet the family of Abdul Razak Shahban, one of at least 20 students at a local Islamic school who were killed. “My son was killed because he was Muslim, nothing else,” Razak’s mother Rahamabi told me.

Temple and State

In the deep south of Burma’s neighbor Thailand, it is the Buddhists who complain of being targeted for their faith. This part of the country used to be part of a Malay sultanate before staunchly Buddhist Thailand annexed it early last century, and Muslims make up at least 80% of the population. Since a separatist insurgency intensified in 2004, many Buddhists have been targeted because their positions–such as teachers, soldiers and government workers–are linked with the Thai state. Dozens of monks have been attacked too. Now the Buddhists have overwhelming superiority in arms: the Thai military and other security forces have moved into the wat, as Thai Buddhist temples are known.

If Buddhists feel more protected by the presence of soldiers in their temples, it sends quite another signal to the Muslim population. “[The] state is wedding religion to the military,” says Michael Jerryson, an assistant professor of religious studies at Youngstown State University in Ohio and author of a book about Buddhism’s role in the southern-Thailand conflict. Muslims too are scared: more of them have perished in the violence than Buddhists. (By proportion of population, more Buddhists have died, however.) Yet Buddhists are the ones who receive the greater state protection, and I listen to monk after monk heighten tensions by telling me that Muslims are using mosques to store weapons or that every imam carries a gun. “Islam is a religion of violence,” says Phratong Jiratamo, a former marine turned monk in the town of Pattani. “Everyone knows this.”

It’s a sentiment the Burmese bin Laden would endorse. I ask Wirathu how he reconciles the peaceful sutras of his faith with the anti-Muslim violence spreading across his Bamar-majority homeland. “In Buddhism, we are not allowed to go on the offensive,” he tells me, as if he is lecturing a child. “But we have every right to protect and defend our community.” Later, as he preaches to an evening crowd, I listen to him compel smiling housewives, students, teachers, grandmothers and others to repeat after him, “I will sacrifice myself for the Bamar race.” It’s hard to imagine that the Buddha would have approved.

– Time-

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    Look at this face, Male or Female, Blood thirsty, barbaric appearence

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      This face better than Mohomad Nabi and Jesus,

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        Well said Brother. well, I would agree with the first part of what you say. but Jesus of cos didnt do much harm to the world like Nadi did. Nabi raped a 6 year old girl called Aisha. remember ?

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          All Credit to Mr. Triple Gem

          @Jasica David – July 4, thats a very funy comment- The nabi’s marraige to Ayesha if you google says 6,8,9 some even 22 year old and modern scientific reserch is on to find evidence from her remain of her DNA to confirm the exac age ,, so we will wait until then,mean while all the stories about Nabi’s marraige with the girls father’s conscent -the DESPERATE ATTEMTS ARE TO PROVE HER age only based on hear say , that is according according according.. NO SOLID EVEDENCE AT ALL.

          Now let us have a brief look at the pure saintly safron claded putra jeevans cases with solid evedence okay.. here we go:

          Quote:
          Bhutan’s Buddhist monks accused of sexually molesting boys …
          http://www.religionnews.com/…/bhtuans-buddhist-monks-accused-of-sexually-…‎
          Jun 20, 2013 – (RNS) While rumors about child sexual abuse in monasteries have … by a sexual abuse scandal in which young Buddhist monks molested by …
          Alleged sexual abuse by Buddhist monk sparks protests in two …

          http://www.examiner.com/…/alleged-sexual-abuse-by-buddhist-monk-…‎
          by Merlyn Seeley
          Aug 22, 2011 – Alleged sexual abuse by Buddhist monk sparks protests in two states … Holding signs that say, “children molested at this temple” and “Monk …

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          Child-molesting monk a smear on Buddhism
          by YAN, Chiang Mai, Bangkok Post, Oct 21, 2005
          The order of the Buddhist monkhood is cheapened when they allow child molesters to stay within their ranks. If a monk can be defrocked for attacking another monk over a petty former romantic rivalry, as was the case reported in September, certainly the monk from Phayao mentioned in the article “Victims of rape at age 14, 9, 5…” (Bangkok Post, Oct 17), ought to be defrocked for this much more serious violation of repeatedly raping a 5-year-old girl.
          The monk’s behaviour of committing child rape and then going on with his life as though nothing had happened clearly and outrageously violates the precepts to avoid harming other living beings, engaging in sexual misconduct, taking things not freely given, and false speech.

          He is no Buddhist and should not be respected as a Buddhist monk.

          Moreover, he is a paedophile and a criminal. This monk is sick and deserves to be defrocked and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

          The Buddhist monkhood’s integrity has been compromised. Allowing a child rapist to continue serving as a monk indicates a level of corruption and complicity with child abuse in the order and with the community in Phayao.

          It is a sad time for Buddhism when “holy” monks commit criminal acts with impunity, and the public are blind followers of the monk simply because he has been wearing orange robes for a long time.

          If the monks and Buddhist laypeople take their religion seriously and want to have others in the world take Buddhism seriously, they would hold perpetrators of horrific crimes accountable for their actions.

          This child molester masquerading as a monk and anyone supporting him should be ashamed for perpetrating and supporting child rape.
          Source;www.buddhistchannel.
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          My sympathies go out to the young girl
          Monday, August 22, 2011
          Sri Lanka arrests monk over child-sex charge
          August 20, 2011 (AFP) – Sri Lankan police on Saturday arrested a top Buddhist monk on a charge of having sex with a 12-year-old girl in violation of strict child protection laws, police said.
          The 60-year-old monk was accused of abusing the child over a period of one year at his temple in the north-central district of Anuradhapura, police said.
          Several Buddhist monks have been convicted of abusing children, but Saturday’s arrest is the most high profile case in the conservative Buddhist nation where sex offenders can be jailed for up to 15 years.
          Posted by ananda at 12:58 PMl and her mother, and I wish them strength to continue their case.
          Ceylon:Source
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          Sinhalese Buddhist Monk raped a Child in Sri Lanka

          A monk attached to the Nagoda Yatalamatha, Suramanyarama Buddhist Temple has been arrested for raping a 10-year-old novice monk.
          The police media unit said that the incident had taken place earlier this month but a complaint was lodged with the police only last week.
          Following investigations launched over the complaint, a 68 year old monk was arrested and charged for rape.
          The police said that the 10 -year-old novice monk was attached to the same temple where the suspect was also attached to.
          Further investigations are underway.(ER)
          http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2012/06/24/monk…

          When one point one Finger there are always three pointing towards them.
          Have a nice day ..,, -:)))

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            Good response. The Islamaphobes keep spewing garbage about the Muslim Prophet, and research after research shows this was the norm in those days. Even Mother Mary was supposed to be around 13/14 when she gave birth to Jesus. Young children were betrothed to each other at the time of birth, and married no sooner they became teenagers. So this uneducated attacks at the Prophet is simply to spread hate and incite equally mindless haters.
            Buddhist monks, Catholic Priests, and so called representatives of EVERY religion have brought disgrace to their own religion by their disgusting child molestations and rape TODAY, and yet they ignore what goes on today, by pointing fingers at what was normal in the middle ages – young girls marrying older men. Their agenda is obvious. Thank you for the facts.

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              Congratulations.

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          hello Lester :)

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          Jasica David’s comment on Nabi raping a 6 year oil girl called Aisha is totally wrong and misleading. The statement like this is just a fabrication which only lies and misleads the public on his statement. Nabi never raped a girl, but he married her (Aisha) at the age of ten years. Nabi began to live together with Aisha after she reached the age of 13 years. For three years, Aisha lived with her parents. Hence, I called on you not to mislead the public with wrong and baseless opinion.

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          Don’t spread hatred.

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      PLEASE WATCH PART – 02 OF Who’s behind anti-Muslim violence? (II) VIDEO…………

      MAY THE , ALMIGHTY SHOW THESE BAUDHSA TERRORIST STRAIGHT PATH OR DESTROY THEM……..

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGTpuQhdHsI

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      What do you expect from a guy who’s name is ….

      Wira “clear my throat” THU

      :)

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        Whose, not who’s!! Like his and hers. Whose is that?

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    The first assassination of a Sri Lankan Prime minister is by a Buddhist monk. In contrast to Buddhist philosophy, the so called Saviour’s of Buddhism replaced Buddha with a sword carrying Lion. Now, hundreds of Buddhist Monks on the march to fill the land with blood. The most violent buddhist nations are in the South East Asia.

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      Ajit,

      Somarama “Thero” who shot and killed opportunistic Sinhala politician SWRD Bandaranayake, converted to Christianity before death, fearing Hell. He probably gave up the Nirvana and rebirth Myths.

      May be these racist terrorist :Buddhist” monks need to be reformed, like Angulimala, or converted to Christianity.

      This is where the Core Problem lies, with the Sinhala Buddhists and the Brainwashing of the Myths by Monk Mahanama. Mayanamar has some version of it.

      This is further proof that Buddhism is the Problem, or the Monk hegemony is the problem.

      Actually, it is Buddhism that is the Core problem in Lanka, not necessarily Sinhala. Why? Monk Hegemony. Lanka had a civilization before the introduction of Buddhism.

      So IF the Sinhala were all Christian or Catholic, they would have a different worldview, and would be more accommodating of the other peoples, and would not be mislead by the Monk Hegemony.

      Furthermore, Lanka was originally Veddah, Yakka, Naga and Rakshaya before the introduction of Sinhalese by the Kalingas, the “grandson” of the Lion, and the Myths of Monk Mahanama.

      Bali Island Indonesia is 94% Hindu and Peaceful.

      Lanka was Jain, Animist and Hindu before the introduction of Buddhism.

      King Ravana was Hindu,and civilized, if Ramayana was true.

      So, the historical data points out the core problem in Lanka as Buddhist Monks and Buddhism, to continue the Monk Hegemony. Did anybody gain Nirvanna, Nibbana, Rebirth, or Sansara in Lanka over the past 2,500 years? NO.

      BBS, Burma Monks and the Mahanayakas are the problem. They are like the Catholic Church Before Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation.

      So, what is needed is the Reformation of the Monk Hegemony.

      Is there a Buddhist Martin Luther? That is what is needed.

      Read;

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

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc6Ci_V23oE

      During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation

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        Clearly Amarasiri has no idea about buddhist philosophies as he would realize that if a person was to attain Nibbana there is no way of verifying.

        But leaving aside the petty inaccuracies on historic Sri Lanka I think you suffer from the standard disease – Generalizations. There is no issue in Buddhism as a philosophy being followed by any person be it majority or minority, its the twisting of the religion and using it for political ends that has resulted in this issue.

        There is deeep bias against Muslims as a race in countries in which Christianity and Catholicism is prevalent and discrimination too to an extent. Why? Because they equate actions of a minority and paint the entire race as such which is very unwarranted.

        If people at the time of crusades wiped out Christianity on the generalization that the actions of the Church was a reflection of the religion I dont think you would be able to praise their so called patient long suffering conduct will you?

        Admittedly hegemony in any religion results in devastating consequences but the root problem should be identified not making random generalizations on religions.

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        // who shot and killed opportunistic Sinhala politician SWRD Bandaranayake, converted to Christianity before death, fearing Hell.///

        pls dont create story , this was screen play by SL Government just 2 days before the execution

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        Amarasiri, I far as I know, SWRD was born to a Catholic family he never changed his religion.Like JRJ and others he was able to repeat Buddhist scriptures.

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        I think the buddhist terrorists (monks) who have fanned out hatred to the public, should be arrested. The Myanmarese authorities should not let them go unpunished. If the monks remain the temples and incite their believers to do what they want, practically they have put the security of that country at stake. Therefore, the security have the right to punish the monks. Don’t let these bloody monks go unpunished. If possible, they are liable to capital punishment.

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    There are extremists in all religions and cultures. But if they become a Leader, then the trouble starts.
    :-)

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      BS.

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        Not BS, BBS

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      This face better than Mihimad Nabi and Jesus,

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        Chamith, twice in this page you have attempted to spell correctly and both times you mis-spelt differently

        You must be another retard who wondered into this site

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          LOL I sense your amazement at their ridiculous comments and agree with you. :))

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          Are you really going to chastise someone for their spelling – only to spell ‘misspelled’ and ‘wandered’ incorrectly?

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    Well, I read every single word carefully.
    If what she reported were true about Wirathu, it’s one form of extremism which is normal to be seen in every religion, not just Buddhism, and will not represent the Buddhism in Burma.
    And other facts about inter-communal clash in Burma which she described, there seems to be sensationalist ideas. In places where inter-communal violence occurred in Rakhine, muslisms are not minority. They are reported to be at least 80% majority. Every rational men can think of the real problem in that cause.
    She also drew the one-sided conclusion on Southern Thailand case where muslisms are again majority population in that area. Protecting monks by militas in this Southern Thailand region is what government should do to prevent the more intense communal clashes and shouldn’t be seen as a favor or oppression against muslisms.

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      Julia writes: “more intense communal clashes and shouldn’t be seen as a favor or oppression against muslisms”

      The article says Thai soldiers are using buddhist temple structures almost like military posts and there’s no mention of any recipriocal arrangement where Thai soldiers are also actively defending mosques, indeed malicious rumours are spread instead that these islamic places are used as military depots. Therefore it is clear to anyone with a fully functioning brain that if this situation is true, the Thai buddhists are getting favourable treatment from their govt who should instead defend both muslims and buddhists as well actively suppress any inflammatory language or threats from extremist elements in both communities thus gaining the trust of all sides like a responsible govt, instead of playing cheap ethnic votebank politics which only increases internal country divisions and so creates the atmosphere for separatist thoughts and deeds

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    In Sri Lanka the Buddhist Monks are supported by the rulers of the country, especially the brother of the President. They desire another bloody war. They are instigating fear into the general Buddhist public claiming that Muslims are not worthy of existence. Little do they know that Islam will prevail throughout the world as it is growing in numbers with rapid conversions in the west.

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      Deam On…..

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        Jasica writes: “Deam On…..”

        Indeed because you are always grounded in reality like your assertion that USA is very friendly to Sri Lanka (doing well to hide this benevolence by launching critical resolutions aimed at SL in UN forums and releasing harshly critical reports about SL internal affairs)

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        Lester we can see thru you!

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    Shame on the saffron/yellow robed beasts who are on the prowl in Sri Lanka too, they belonged to MAHANAMA BUDDHA’S “SINHALABAUDHAGAMA” cannot belong to GAUTAMA’S TEACHING (PHILOSOPHY)

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    The need for Myanmar like mechanism to deal with Islam.

    Islam however, whoever says what, Is a barbaric religion. The religion asks to kill those who do not believe in Islam. The justification is, “it is better to kill them than let them live with no faith on Allah” so killing infidels is this justified as “for the betterment of infidels”
    E.g : Quran
    2:191 And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. And fight not with them at the Inviolable Place of Worship until they first attack you there, but if they attack you (there) then slay them. Such is the reward of disbelievers.

    2:193 And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah.

    2:216 Warfare is ordained for you, though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen that ye hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that ye love a thing which is bad for you. Allah knoweth, ye know not.

    2:244 Fight in the way of Allah, and know that Allah is Hearer, Knower.

    5:33 The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom.

    In Islam, everything is governed under Quran. Children are taught only Islam, but not even a word about other religions. They are taught and trained to act as killing machines and spread Islam. This is the reason why Islam is very aggressive and Islam itself is terrorism.
    When the majority of a country is Islam, they impose Sharia. They justify it as the “divine law of God”. Non-Muslims also need to adhere to sharia, or be punished under sharia. Non-Muslims are not given jobs/education or other opportunities. There will be taxes on non-Muslims, just because they are non-Muslims. E.g. Indonesia, Malaysia
    See “Jizya” : e.g : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jizya
    Why non-Muslims should pay Jizya : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6g9ohG-784
    Muslims migrate to Non-Muslim country and slowly (yet steadily) grow their numbers. They act very innocent and get all the benefits under the majority. Most of the other civilised religions do not depress other religions. And Islam grows with no threat from the existing principle religion ( Buddhism or Christianity) once they grow the numbers, then ask for sharia and special laws. And when they can, they take the power of the country and make it a Muslim country. No democracy , no mercy for minorities there onwards. Non-Muslims are depressed and killed.
    See why terrorism is allowed in Islam: http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Why_Terrorism_is_Allowed_in_Islam
    It is rather apparent the reference to “satin” in Christianity and reference to “mara” in Buddhism must be referred to the same, that is Islam and its God Allah. According to Christianity and to Buddhism, there is a dooms day; where e the world destroys, when people are sinners. It must be referred to a situation where Islam conquers the world. Or rather “satin” or “mara” conquer the world. Then the glory of the world is gone. And world get destroyed itself.

    So via democracy, kindness the world simply cannot deal with Islam. Islam is such that It is like a cancer. By loving the cancer or by been nice to cancer, you can’t get rid from that. You need to treat the cancer in such a way to get rid from that.

    The mechanism in Myanmar, is thus rather justified. Since they understood that Islam is growing and soon, they will be slaves under Islam hypocrisy and depression. A problem which cannot be addressed democratically or with a human feelings. Look, what happened in all Buddhist countries, in all peaceful countries. Islam enters and they simply destroy it. E.g. Sri Lankan, India, Maldives, Bangladesh etc etc.

    The American Approach is better, but is in macro level. Mass scale Muslim depression. While America treats the would cancer like that, small nations like Myanmar or Sri Lanka need to act in a grass root level to get rid form the world cancer.
    Sri Lankans, if they need to be safe, have to think about Something like in Myanmar, before it is too late. I think Sri Lankan Buddhist are ( or they used to be ) too good and too innocent. Bodu Bala Sena is doing a marvellous duty by making it clear to Sinhalese. Let’s hope the Glory of the world will remain longer, with No Islam Hypocrisy.

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      Jasica writes: “Sri Lankans, if they need to be safe, have to think about Something like in Myanmar, before it is too late”

      So after coming off a bloody 30year civil war with 1 minority, you are suggesting the sinhala buddhists should now go after the other minority? Are you prepared for the consequences of this? Are you prepared for mass deportations of sri lankan workers from muslim middle east (along with their remittances thus giving another hammer-blow to the SL economy) as well as complete loss of support from islamic nations for SL at UN human rights council with increased risk for possible economic sanctions if USA gets enough support?

      “I think Sri Lankan Buddhist are ( or they used to be ) too good and too innocent”

      So you suggest Tamils got off lightly in various communal riots with sinhala buddhist mobs in 1958, 1977 and 1983 or that lankan monks were very lightly involved in SL politics in the past?

      “Let’s hope the Glory of the world will remain longer, with No Islam Hypocrisy”

      More concerning is sinhala buddhist hypocrisy clinging tightly to SL muslims during civil war with LTTE and calling them as ‘brothers’ and ‘sufferers of terrorism’ before casually discarding this same community once the job was done on Prabhakaran and bodu sena used instead to play the kind of cheap, ethno-religious vote-bank politics which caused SL civil war in first place.

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        Answers to your question is;

        1) Cost doest matter. cancer should be removed

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          “1) Cost doest matter. cancer should be removed”

          What if the cost of removing the cancer is that the whole body perishes? Because death to a unitary Sri Lanka will fast become the only viable solution if the minorities are pushed to the edge and increasingly forced in desperation to look to outsiders like USA, India or muslim Gulf nations for help and who in turn will have their own ideas about Sri Lanka’s internal affairs. Or are you one of these deluded persons thinking lanka is a massive nuclear-armed nation with over 10 crore population like Russia, China or India that can do what it wants to its minorities with no fear of the consequences?

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            Look u idiot.

            INdia is against mulslims, china, Russia, USA.
            all those powers suport when it comes to clearing cancer
            that is what America doing in open.
            and no one oppose it.

            No one is worried abot weak hypocrit countries like Pakistan or those Arabic countries.

            when oil is over, All Arrabic Nations will beg food from US
            So dont worry. cost-benifit analysis is done already.
            We have the American support.

            dont worry about Sri Lankan economy or another other factor affecting Sri Lanka. we know what we are doing.
            you are not part od this country. so go to Saudi or anywhere you like, before we kick your ass

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              Wow ! What arrogance and power !!

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              Jasica writes: “We have the American support”

              So you call me an ‘idiot’ yet you make statements like this. Please tell me why you think a country that has lead sponsored 2 critical resolutions specifically targeting Sri Lankan internal affairs at UN Human right council and has been issuing regular harsh statements against ruling family, is considered a ‘friend’

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          Jesica,

          Are you out of your mind?

          1. Muslims comprise a variety of sects just like Christianity. At one extreme are the Wahhabis, Deobandis and Taliban, who have mixed their tribal customs and used selected verses to support their ends. At the other end you have Sufis whose practices and meditation are closer to Buddhism as a philosophy.

          The Wahhabis primarily attack the other Muslims who are not Wahhabis, like Sufis , Shias and Ahamadeias. Just read the violence in Pakistan and other places Wahhabis concentrate. Of course the Wahhabis will attack non-Muslims if they attack Wahhabis.

          2. You cannot scale up and generalize Wahhabi actions to All Muslims. Similarly, you cannot generalize the actions of BBS monks to All Buddhists and say that is Buddhism.

          3. The Atrocities committed by the Christian Church are so huge, the Muslims look very mild. Jessica you have been brainwashed.

          I suggest you read a well written history by Tamim Ansary, and improve your facts sand general knowledge.

          http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6240926-destiny-disrupted

          “We in the west share a common narrative of world history. But our story largely omits a whole civilization whose citizens shared an entirely different narrative for a thousand years.

          In Destiny Disrupted, Tamim Ansary tells the rich story of world history as the Islamic world saw it, from the time of Mohammed to the fall of the Ottoman Empire and beyond. He clarifies why our civilizations grew up oblivious to each other, what happened when they intersected, and how the Islamic world was affected by its slow recognition that Europe—a place it long perceived as primitive and disorganized—had somehow hijacked destiny.”

          4. The Portuguese failed to make Lanka Catholic like Philippines. However, the New World paid the price.

          5. Sinhala Buddhists discriminated against 2 million Tamils in Sri Lanka when there are 60 mullion Tamils in Tamil Nadu. Lanka lost India, with a population of 1 billion.

          6. Now they want to discriminate against 1.5 billion Muslims and lose the support of 1.2 billion Muslims from 50 odd countries.

          7. Then discriminate against Christians and lose support of 2 billion Christians from 100 Countries.

          8. It is better for Sinhala Buddhists to be Atheists and disband the Buddhist Monks. Underneath it all, it is about the Monks and Priests. Read Marlin Luther’s struggles in the 16th Century.

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            Well Said :)

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            The arrival of Wahabis in SL started with the Sinhala only movemnt spearheaded by the B/priests.They reached SL because after JRJ involved us in the mess with LTTE, JRJ ran short of money to conduct the war and he sought the help of Saudi Arabia.If there are Wahabis in SL, that is primarily because of extremists, monks like adihe Pannaseeha,Baddagama Wimalawansa,Walle gunawansa, layman like Rajaratne,Philiph Gunawardeana andJRJ

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            To your point, it seems “jasica” has no mind. Anyone with some sense or intelligence will not propagate hate against innocent Muslims in Sri Lanka. It seems the bloody war we ended has made some blood thirsty and unable to think clearly, an empty shell brainwashed by evil elements to spew garbage.

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          So Jasica, can you tell us what regiment you served with during the war? Where did you see front line action to remove the previous ‘cancer?’ Or are you only willing to let others die for your ideas?

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      well said….

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      you don’t know about islam. please read the quran completely then comment. Islam is growing in big numbers in western countries, nobody is forcing them to convert the read the quran understand it completely.& converted willingly. Same thing in asian countries. but monks in Srilanka & Burma are not tolerable of the conversion. if they want buddism to grow they have to teach buddism in proper way. not to be terrorist, buddha din’t teach the way the monks are behaving, guide the people in the buddha way, by the behaviour the buddism will grow. if they keep behaving like this of course people willbe scared of these monks & turn to other religion for sure.

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      Islam however, whoever says what, Is a barbaric religion.

      Why the prejudice against Islam only. Judaism, Hinduism is replete with wars fought in the name of Religion!

      2:191 And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. And fight not with them at the Inviolable Place of Worship until they first attack you there, but if they attack you (there) then slay them. Such is the reward of disbelievers.

      Just look at the verse quoted above. You do not have to be genius to understand the defensive nature of the verse! The opposite command will be to allow the enemies to slay them and allow Law and order to perish from the land, for women to be abused, for the girl infants to be buried alive, for Justice to be negated for the poor and weak! Is this ok and a civilized act in your opinion?

      You have been culling selective verses from the Internet or from your friends Lester/Leela’s ( if you are not already one of them) sources. Why don’t you study the Quran before passing judgement? Have you not read the following:

      They ask you (O Muhammad SAW) what they should spend. Say: Whatever you spend of good must be for parents and kindred and orphans and Al-Masakin (the poor) and the wayfarers, and whatever you do of good deeds, truly, Allah knows it well. (En: Khan) 2:215

      Verily! Allah commands that you should render back the trusts to those, to whom they are due; and that when you judge between men, you judge with justice. Verily, how excellent is the teaching which He (Allah) gives you! Truly, Allah is Ever All-Hearer, All-Seer. (En: Khan)2:58

      And whoever does righteous good deeds, male or female, and is a true believer in the Oneness of Allah (Muslim), such will enter Paradise and not the least injustice, even to the size of a Naqira (speck on the back of a date-stone), will be done to them. (En: Khan). 4: 124

      O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both (than you). So follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you may avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do. (En: Khan) 4:135

      O ye who believe! Render not vain your almsgiving by reproach and injury, like him who spendeth his wealth only to be seen of men and believeth not in Allah and the Last Day. His likeness is as the likeness of a rock whereon is dust of earth; a rainstorm smiteth it, leaving it smooth and bare. They have no control of aught of that which they have gained. Allah guideth not the disbelieving folk. (Pickthal)2:264

      If ye publish your almsgiving, it is well, but if ye hide it and give it to the poor, it will be better for you, and will atone for some of your ill-deeds. Allah is Informed of what ye do. (Pickthal) 2:271

      Ye will not attain unto piety until ye spend of that which ye love. And whatsoever ye spend, Allah is Aware thereof. (Pickthal) 3:92

      What have you and your Islamaphobic peers got to say now!

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      Jasica, how many times you recite this filthy sermon. You don’t get fed up with you your self. By the way what is democracy, can you give the correct definition. And where it is practiced in the world.

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    The rising of the radical BBS Bhikkus will lead to the decline of the traditional Sri Lankan way of life. Even in the West, those who find solace in Buddhism have second thoughts with the prevailing behaviour of the Burmese Monks. The Sri Lankan Bhikkus are not very far off to gain horrific publicity and endorse further the atrocities committed to the minorities. At this rate Buddhism will vanish within the next few 100 years.

    Thoughts or emotions are useless without belief. Because we can ‘think’ of peace all day long, day after day after day, for YEARS and not become a peaceful nation. If we expect to fail, no amount of ‘PEACE’ thinking will fix it.

    Obviously, beliefs trump thoughts.

    We can feel ‘peace’ as loving as we want, but if we don’t believe we will actually have a fulfilling and satisfying life of peace, we won’t. Clearly, beliefs are more powerful than thoughts and emotions.

    Insecurity in faith breeds fear and hostility. The right faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. Those who are led to believe absurdity can also be led to commit atrocity.

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    i see absolutely no reason why this should have been banned in Sri Lanka. It is nothing offensive to Buddhism but offensive against an Individual – the “Burmese Bin Laden”.
    It actually writes of what “true Buddhism” is: “it is synonymous with nonviolence and loving kindness, concepts propagated by Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, 2,500 years ago”
    As usual, the Sri lankan authorities, without probably reading this, and with no constructive cause has banned this issue of the Time Magazine.
    Where is my Freedom of Speech and Expression

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      Bro we are in Rajapakseland..we are only free to praise “the clan”..anything else will get you a nice ride in a white chariot and a quick send off…

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    Be scared. Very very scared. For our nation for troubling times are coming. We are a small poor country and we need to focus on building our economy not waste time with hatred for minorities.

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    Two ignorant comments by illiterate morons and one articulate and sensible one from aratai.

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    As the Sinhala saying goes…there is no smoke without fire! This is a cause and effect situation…..

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      “As the Sinhala saying goes…there is no smoke without fire! This is a cause and effect situation…..”

      So in this cause and effect situation, are you suggesting restraint, peace and non-violence as suggested by Buddha’s teachings or the continuation of the tried and tested sinhala buddhist formula of relentless minority-bashing by thick-as-mince saffron-clad monks authorised by the ruling family before being paused due to outside intervention/threats/UN human rights council vote etc.

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    Sign of tyranny of Buddhism which is a religious majority. It is a challenge to democracy. This is common in South Asian countries, where major religion has led to each political form of government. The fault lies with the politicians when they are short-sighted. Eventually they will dig their own grave.

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    It is reported that a Buddha statue has been placed during the night on the playground of a muslim school in batticaloa.
    Does this amount to ‘buddhist terrorism’?

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      Not really, you are shown the correct path. if you dont floow it, you will be killed for your own betterment.

      so do what we say, since it is for you rbetterment, or we kill you for your betterment

      cos learnet from muslims !! anyway, it works.

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        “cos learnet from muslims !! anyway, it works”

        So you find justification in killing due to your belief that Islam accepts this, yet you are a staunch ‘buddhist’ opposed to ‘those bloody muslims’. Thank you for giving us a live demonstration of what happens when an imbecile attempts to comprehend profound buddhist wisdom

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          dont worry dude, your view is not very important to us nor it is our concern. try to come up with 1000 stupid (as muslims always do) arguemtns. but we dont give a dam. we are sure abput what we do and what should be domne for the betterment of the country and the world

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            From your language, I can see you are well educated and highly qualified with excellent writing skills !

            Good to have such people commenting on CT instead of Veddas and Yakkas !!

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            Another person who talks big but probably hid at home during the last war.

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            Nimal writes: “we are sure abput what we do and what should be domne for the betterment of the country and the world”

            I thought you sinhala buddhists were an inward looking lot and only cared about ethnic hegemony over lanka, so what are these dreams of doing global deeds? Do you think the domestic Rajapaksa-led administration consisting of mafia hitmen like Duminda Silva and child abductors should be exported overseas to other lucky nations?

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    some Muslims are seeksing safty under buddha teachings.
    they say “not to hate others as buddhist teachings say”

    We will take care of our religious practices, you just shut up.
    to practive our religion or develop the economy,
    those bloody muslims should be vanished.

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      “We will take care of our religious practices, you just shut up. to practive our religion or develop the economy, those bloody muslims should be vanished.”

      Nimal I know you are one of those who thinks minority-bashing should be considered a democractic right for the majority sinhala community (when they are not ruining the economy by agreeing to build white elephants structures named after the egotistical president with high interest chinese loans) but if you could try not to be a complete ignoramus for 1 minute, you might realise Sri Lanka’s geographic position as a small island surrounded by islamic nations and a Tamil majority Indian state therefore please do try and engage that dark recess in your mind where your brain is meant to reside and realise that SL is already facing international censure for the way it is treating its Tamil population (UN human rights council resolution, threats from commonwealth countries like Canada etc) so you have to appreciate the special type of idiot advocating ‘those bloody muslims should be vanished’ as if such a step is going to lead to even greater economic advancement and less international isolation.

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        ouch!

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        Rahaman, !! sinhalees are not afraid. you saw what happened to LTTE ?
        sinhalees are very nice people, when some one cross the line, they world react. like what happened to LTTE.

        now listen,
        Sri Lanka is not sorrounded by muslim countries. India is not a muslim country and India hates muslims.

        we are not worried about money like you muslims. for you muslims money and blood is every thing. we have our values.

        No western power will come against Sri Lanka if the try to clean the country. this is totally deferent form the tamil issue.

        No one likes muslims. U.S, Eurpe, Australia, China, they all hate muslims like nothing because muslims are a headache for the entire world.

        all you want is shariay / blood / depression, terrorism and hypocracy.

        So dont worry. i can understand how frustated you are. Muslims kept on cheating Sinhalees for a long time. i myself know how much i was cheated as a child when ever i go to a muslim shop. they charge a higher price or chaet when giving change, even for a small 8 year kid., such a baberic group of people. I can still remember a muslim merchat cheated me with 5 rupees.

        this is what Muslims are, this is their attitude toward others.
        so at any cost, we are dedicated to clean our country for our future generation. not just me, there are millions of sinhalees-tamilis-etc who want to have a livable and safe coutry to live.

        understand what you guys did to our contry ? did muslims took part in war ?
        No. becs it wasnt you r problem. so SL is not your country. that s what you proved during the war. you guys rather helped LTTE.

        and now, you claim for equal rights ?
        can a sihalles do business in a muslim town ?>
        No.
        but musslims can…
        we were been so nice to you.
        now it s the time.

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          1. You must be a born idiot to get cheated by anyone for that matter !

          2. Go back to night classes for English lessons !!

          3. I thought, the Sinhala-Buddhist helped the LTTE – selling fuel, arms. The amount of money the Sinhala-Buddhist army fellows made. Remember who gave inside information to the LTTE ?

          4. Get some medication – looks like you had a head injury

          5. Keep dreaming of a Sinhala-Buddhist country ! Remember, ONLY a dream :)

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          Man…. soo much Hatred… and how can u assume that he is a Muslim…

          Quite pathetic my friend. Hell was created for people like you.

          What a load of hate mongering lies…. may God cure your hate infested aching heart

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          Nimal writes: “so SL is not your country. that s what you proved during the war. you guys rather helped LTTE”

          As a village simpleton with tenuous grasp of written english, I know you like to keep things simple and think of ‘good guys’ vs ‘bad guys’ in a battle of good vs evil but those of use lucky enough to have a full working brain at our disposal, can realise the value of recognising the difference of opinion within communities, recognising the individual and getting away from group punishment etc. So in reply to your above remark, firstly I am a Tamil Hindu thus why I am named after Lord Rama i.e. not a muslim (which is what you were implying with comments ‘like we are not worried about money like you muslims’). Secondly SL belongs more to likes of native veddah and other earlier people than sinhala buddhist village imbeciles (with large genetic heritage from south india) like you. Thirdly, not all Tamils were in agreement with Prabha like expelling muslims from Jaffna and killing Rajiv before wondering why his widow did not rescue Tamils in May 2009. Fourthly, using anecdotes from your simpleton village childhood life does not count as ‘argument’ when discussing matters of religion, ethnicity and philosophy.

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            This is too much for the Godaya to understand :)

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      Better still, why not try talking them Muslims into understanding Buddhism as Lord Buddha intended, and who knows, may be they will be more sympathetic towards your cause. It is true the Islamic religion is strictly regimented thru compulsory 5 times a day prayers, fasting for 1 month during Ramazan, performing Hadj, paying 2.5% of income as Tax towards poor and needy Muslims, avoidance of interest money on any transactions, prohibited in gambling, alcohol consumption, prostitution and womanizing, and thus generally Muslims keep away from all types of partying with non-Muslims just to be within the boundaries of Islam. If you truly know or understand Muslims to be peaceful, then you will not feel threatened the way you are now, and will learn to accept the said practices as being noble and worthy of emulation.

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        well said

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      What right you have to talk about Buddhism and its principles. Buddhism does not belong to those who ignore the human values and oppress human rights. It is who you should shut up. There is no place for blood thirsty people in Buddhism.

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        well said brother,

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        Tell BBS

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        Ajith

        Is there a place where you can learn your religion again. Gauthama Buddha never gave YOU the right to tell OTHERS who can speak and who can cannot speak about Buddhism! Read Kalama Sutharaya

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    In my opinion, this hate preaching by so-called Buddhist monks is akin to tying down the Buddha and gangraping him and everything he stood for over and over. Buddha and fundamentals of Buddhism stand for tolerance, non-discrimination based on ethnicity or caste or anything, and for peace. Do any of these so-called Buddhists even remember “Hatred does not cease hatred/ Vairayen vairaya nosanside?” or even the first precept “I shall refrain from killing”?
    This hatred against Muslims stem from some economic reasons such as aggressive Muslim businessmen taking over some economic interests and sociopolitical reasons such as Muslims increasingly moving inland. But most is just unfounded paranoia fueled by hatemongers parading as monks and then popularized by politicians such as Champika Ranawaka and media outlets like that Rivira newspaper. The danger is that the average public is quick to buy into nonsense spewed by entities they have always considered to be respectable and reliable.
    Buddhists love to call theirs a rational, thinking and above all a tolerant religion. They have always been quick and keen to snootily point fingers at Christianity and Islam(quite justly) for extremism and intolerance. Well, guess what Buddhists, your religion is the same (If Asoka could see us now!). Unless you do something about it. I think the Buddhist clergy, the ones who sit back comfortably in Kandy, should at least acknowledge this problem and possibly disrobe hate preaching monks.
    And you know what came out of this Time article? Google the title of the article and you get “Sri Lanka bans Time cover over Buddhist terror article.” It’s even on freaking Fox Online. Hooray for government censorship. I really hope this article becomes a wake up call for Buddhists, the real ones I mean.

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    This is just Christian Propaganda.

    Read this how Buddhist monasteries help muslims.

    http://uscampaignforburma.org/new123/18-archived-news/3576-burma-muslims-find-shelter-in-buddhist-monastery.html

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    Read Wirathus reply – She has been lying

    Dear Sister Ms. Hannah Beech,

    I nationalist Buddhist Monk U Wira
    Thu am writing this letter to you.
    When you came to us, we had
    treated you and your photographer
    with hospitality. You know we had
    done our best to help you and your
    photographer to get what you want.
    We had helped you only with the
    good volition that we want the
    media and correspondents get the
    true facts.

    We helped you because we respect
    western liberal media like Time and
    we expected you wouldn’t make lies
    to the people of the world. And we
    did not think you wouldn’t break
    ethic and responsibility of media.
    Now I know that you are the worst
    visitors we have ever had.
    I could not see the hatred behind
    your smiles. I could not see your
    ruthlessness under your tender
    actions.

    I could not see your deceit under
    your sweet words it is like blade
    covered by honey.
    I did not think that a gentle and
    beautiful girl like you have the
    ruthless heart of performing savages
    attack on us to be heard all over the
    world. I could not think that
    because of my background may be as
    you said I was a vagabond.

    I had told you that those names
    such as Shaved Head Nazi, Neo Nazi,
    Burmese Bin Laden were given by
    Muslims on Facebook. And then
    liberal media like you dare use the
    word like “The Buddhist Monk, The
    Title “Burmese Binladen”

    I believe (think) you admit your dirty
    mind by deliberately using the word
    “The Buddhist Monk” then followed
    by the word “With the man in
    burgundy robes.” You are not a lady
    with high moral ground and you are
    same as dirty minded as extremists
    all over the world. Muslims are also
    like you want me to strip of the
    robe. They do not revere me as a
    Monk and call me “the man in the
    robe.”

    My preaching is not burning with
    hatred as you say. Only your writing
    is full of hate speech.

    We can forgive the
    misunderstanding. We can forgive
    wrong conclusion. But will you deny
    that your hatred words targeted me
    to tarnish my reputation.
    Please recheck your words and the
    words that I preached.
    “Now is not the time for calm.”
    “Now is the time to rise up to make
    your blood boil.” These are your
    words.

    Now I show my words.
    969 is for peace,

    We should preserve these noble
    reputations of Buddha, Dhamma and
    Sangha.
    For our National cause, our Culture
    and our Faith,
    We will avoid terror act.
    Upholding three gems (Buddha,
    Dhamma, Sangha)
    We will perform with honesty,
    diligence and determined attempts.
    For our national cause,
    We will carry out it warmly without
    ignorance.”

    These are my words. It is clear that
    you made savage attack against me
    by comparing my words and your
    words.

    I preach people not to react with
    lawlessness, but you accused me of
    terrorist. You tried to draw a picture
    of me as a person who aggravate the
    situation by hate speech and
    fuelling to make offensive attack,
    where I am preaching people to
    perform with honesty, diligence and
    determined attempts to preserve our
    value.
    I preach people to carry out
    national cause warmly without
    ignorance, than you gave the world
    bad impression of me who is trying
    to boil the blood of people.

    You dare do that.

    With sustained loving-kindness,

    Ven. Wira Thu

    http://democracyforburma.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/u-wira-thu-open-letter-to-ms-hannah-beech-time-magazine-english/

    http://www.freesangha.com/forums/news-current-events/1st-july-2013-%27-time-magazine%27-%28be-careful%29/

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    @Jasica David – July 4, thats a very funy comment- The nabi’s marraige to Ayesha if you google says 6,8,9 some even 22 year old and modern scientific reserch is on to find evidence from her remain of her DNA to confirm the exac age ,, so we will wait until then,mean while all the stories about Nabi’s marraige with the girls father’s conscent -the DESPERATE ATTEMTS ARE TO PROVE HER age only based on hear say , that is according according according.. NO SOLID EVEDENCE AT ALL.

    Now let us have a brief look at the pure saintly safron claded putra jeevans cases with solid evedence okay.. here we go:

    Quote:
    Bhutan’s Buddhist monks accused of sexually molesting boys …
    http://www.religionnews.com/…/bhtuans-buddhist-monks-accused-of-sexually-…‎
    Jun 20, 2013 – (RNS) While rumors about child sexual abuse in monasteries have … by a sexual abuse scandal in which young Buddhist monks molested by …
    Alleged sexual abuse by Buddhist monk sparks protests in two …

    http://www.examiner.com/…/alleged-sexual-abuse-by-buddhist-monk-…‎
    by Merlyn Seeley
    Aug 22, 2011 – Alleged sexual abuse by Buddhist monk sparks protests in two states … Holding signs that say, “children molested at this temple” and “Monk …

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    Child-molesting monk a smear on Buddhism
    by YAN, Chiang Mai, Bangkok Post, Oct 21, 2005
    The order of the Buddhist monkhood is cheapened when they allow child molesters to stay within their ranks. If a monk can be defrocked for attacking another monk over a petty former romantic rivalry, as was the case reported in September, certainly the monk from Phayao mentioned in the article “Victims of rape at age 14, 9, 5…” (Bangkok Post, Oct 17), ought to be defrocked for this much more serious violation of repeatedly raping a 5-year-old girl.
    The monk’s behaviour of committing child rape and then going on with his life as though nothing had happened clearly and outrageously violates the precepts to avoid harming other living beings, engaging in sexual misconduct, taking things not freely given, and false speech.

    He is no Buddhist and should not be respected as a Buddhist monk.

    Moreover, he is a paedophile and a criminal. This monk is sick and deserves to be defrocked and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    The Buddhist monkhood’s integrity has been compromised. Allowing a child rapist to continue serving as a monk indicates a level of corruption and complicity with child abuse in the order and with the community in Phayao.

    It is a sad time for Buddhism when “holy” monks commit criminal acts with impunity, and the public are blind followers of the monk simply because he has been wearing orange robes for a long time.

    If the monks and Buddhist laypeople take their religion seriously and want to have others in the world take Buddhism seriously, they would hold perpetrators of horrific crimes accountable for their actions.

    This child molester masquerading as a monk and anyone supporting him should be ashamed for perpetrating and supporting child rape.
    Source;www.buddhistchannel.
    ===============================================================
    My sympathies go out to the young girl
    Monday, August 22, 2011
    Sri Lanka arrests monk over child-sex charge
    August 20, 2011 (AFP) – Sri Lankan police on Saturday arrested a top Buddhist monk on a charge of having sex with a 12-year-old girl in violation of strict child protection laws, police said.
    The 60-year-old monk was accused of abusing the child over a period of one year at his temple in the north-central district of Anuradhapura, police said.
    Several Buddhist monks have been convicted of abusing children, but Saturday’s arrest is the most high profile case in the conservative Buddhist nation where sex offenders can be jailed for up to 15 years.
    Posted by ananda at 12:58 PMl and her mother, and I wish them strength to continue their case.
    Ceylon:Source
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    Sinhalese Buddhist Monk raped a Child in Sri Lanka

    A monk attached to the Nagoda Yatalamatha, Suramanyarama Buddhist Temple has been arrested for raping a 10-year-old novice monk.
    The police media unit said that the incident had taken place earlier this month but a complaint was lodged with the police only last week.
    Following investigations launched over the complaint, a 68 year old monk was arrested and charged for rape.
    The police said that the 10 -year-old novice monk was attached to the same temple where the suspect was also attached to.
    Further investigations are underway.(ER)
    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2012/06/24/monk

    When one point one Finger there are always three pointing towards them.
    Have a nice day ..,, -:)))

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      very funny. any body can google and find rape / murder done by musims.
      is this how muslims argue ?
      No wndr u are a stupid muslim.

      Lean how to come with a valid argument.
      Nabi married a 6,8,7 yr old girl, ( what ever the age, ) it is a crime
      what DNA tests on pigs like you.

      Eat some beef and sllep. You guys are not interligent enf to argue and comment.

      we can understand abt Nabi when we look at how muslims behave

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        Roshi, you say Nabi married the girl, whereas Jasica says, Nabi raped the girl. Which one is correct ? One of you must go to Psychiatric Hospital.

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        She was born In a society without a birth registry and where people did not celebrate birthdays, most people estimated their own age and that of others. Aisha would have been no different. What’s more, Aisha had already been engaged to someone else before she married Muhammad, suggesting she had already been mature enough by the standards of her society to consider marriage for a while. It seems difficult to reconcile this with her being six.

        according to history…..

        Aysha born to Abu bakr before Islam introduced Arabia. MUhammed PUUH became a prophet at his age of 40 and migrated to Madeena at his age of 53 and married aysha two years after the migrathion.

        THAT MEANS WHEN PROPHET MARIED AYSHA, her AGE WAS more than (13+2) 15

        we believe our religion is perfect, truth, scientifically correct and full of MERCY, UR aim is just criticize ISLAM and prophet, u cant convert us
        and u cant prevent people from entering islam….

        ISLAM is the FASTEST GROWING RELIGION in the WORLD (whether u accept or not)….
        ALLAAHU AKBAR
        PLZ try to finnd out the truth…..
        http://truthhazratayesha.wordpress.com/

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    Why should the Muslims and the Buddhists attack each other. The banning of the “Time” is simply a reflection of the intolerance of the freedom of speech and the media. This will undoubtedly make Time the most sought after magazine in Sri Lanka. Bensen

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    Buddhism has proved to be as bad as any other religion. As for Novice monks it has long been known that their role has much in common with the cherubic altar boys of the Church.

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    @ Roshi – July 4, 2013- take it easy – visit a saffron cl-added he will fill you up to calm you down , you are the worst looser i ever seen on the net. I sympathize with you ……..

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    @ Jessica- do not copy if you can not paste- being contextual to spread hate against Islam using Google is a stale 7 failed attempt , even super stars like Ambitab Bachan has started reading the Quran in full and have begun to revert it & quote from it sincerely with respect.

    watch-: http://youtu.be/s0iV2zhxxbw(Indian Film star Amitabh Bachchan reads QURAN )

    The Holy Prophet Muhammad(saw) in the Eyes of Non-Muslims
    http://www.alislam.org/library/links/eyes.html‎

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    Great men like the above were never prejudiced and not sick at heart ,so they were never contextual when it came to presenting the truth of Muhammad and the religion,,,,,,

    Jessica with all sincerity try to adopt the habit of reading books in full so you may comprehend better and also cleanse your heart ,the worst sickness is the sickness of the heart.

    do no follow BBS – you can not fit it in.
    Good day!

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    We head for troubled times with the sheer religious intolerance the rajapassa regime appears to be condoning through the likes of BBS’ and other white-van related incidents..

    Clearly those in power wish to see trouble erupt to help distract the masses (mostly asses) from the lack of good-governance and rule-of-law!

    The divul-tanks of this world are thriving on the thought process that sinhala-buddhists have lived and ruled Ceylon from the beginning of time! We really need to fix the distorted version of history that is currently taught in our schools and ensure at least the next generation grows up realizing how truly this island has NEVER ever entirely belonged to either the current sinhalese or Buddhists (with exception of a brief period in history under king Mervyn)

    Peace!!

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    Muslims are barbarians the way they treat non-muslims. Don’t try to take over every country in the world producing childrens with multiple women and treating women like cattle. You hippocrits are quoting your religion and covering up all your sins. Bunch of hooligans who are killing each other but worshipping the same god.

    Buddhism is a philosophy that teaches self discipline lacking in Muslims who kill each other. Blood thirsty terrorists. Your plan is to take over the world and behead people without justice.

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    The rules (‘Vinaya’) for these monks provide any monk that kills a human being or encourages the killing of human beings is “defeated” & is to be expelled from the order. This killings are cultural & unrelated to any teachings found in Buddhism. Buddhism encourages every life should be regarded like a mother regards her only child. This whole problem in Burma brings great sadness to practising Buddhists.

    http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/bmc1/bmc1.ch04.html

    3. Should any bhikkhu intentionally deprive a human being of life, or search for an assassin for him, or praise the advantages of death, or incite him to die (saying): “My good man, what use is this evil, miserable life to you? Death would be better for you than life,” or with such an idea in mind, such a purpose in mind, should in various ways praise the advantages of death or incite him to die, he also is defeated and no longer in affiliation.

    The Commentary maintains that a bhikkhu cannot get around a penalty by phrasing his wish for a murder in more roundabout ways, and gives an example in which a bhikkhu tells people, “In such-and-such a place a bandit is staying. Whoever cuts off his head will receive great honor from the King.” If any of the bhikkhu’s listeners kills the bandit as a result of his instigation, the Commentary says, the bhikkhu incurs a pārājika (defeat).

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    Its very disappointing that this monk has forgotten the basic teachings of Buddism. Even worse that he entices others to do the same. Karma.

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    “In Buddhism, we are not allowed to go on the offensive,” he tells me, as if he is lecturing a child. “But we have every right to protect and defend our community.”

    Isn’t that pretty much what many Muslims say about Islam? Reminds me in a way of the Trayvon/Zimmerman incident in its blurring the lines between self-defense and aggression (on both sides). Where does self-defense end and aggression begin, or vice-versa? Is there a point when self-defense goes beyond defense and turns into assault? Is there a point when an attacker’s actions turn into self-defense if he becomes overpowered by his target? I’ve always understood Buddhism to have a very narrow definition of defense but this monk’s actions seem to broaden that definition considerably.

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    What the heck? What? Buddist Terrorist? are u kidding me? Funny Funny very Funny! Time is Joker! Ha Hahaha Lol

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