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I Am A Sri Lankan Muslim Extremist!

By Muhammed Fazl

Muhammed Fazl

Muhammed Fazl

I am a Sri Lankan national by birth, a Muslim by faith and an extremist who would go all the way (to the extremes) to protect humanity, to uphold unity, to establish justice and rule of law, to protect all religions, their adherents and their places of worship etc…

Now with LTTE defunct, racist forces backed by the power hungry ruling class have created this myth of ‘Islamic extremism’ TO DIVERT ATTENTION from the theft of multi-milllion dollars of public money and the abuse of the judiciary among others, and all for the sole purpose of prolonging their hold on power and for enriching themselves with wealth that will last for 10’s of generations of the current President of Sri Lanka, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Like the West’s creation of a non-existent enemy and their subsequent creation of a ‘war on terror’ (for oil and many other reasons), Mr. Rajapaksa too has created a similar ‘monster’ (non-existent) in the eyes of the ignorant population of SL and naming it as ‘Muslim extremism‘! History has taught us that rulers rely on monks/priests for legitimacy while monks/priests rely on rulers for protection/sustenance! And knowing very well the mentality of the majority of the population, President Rajapaksa cunningly began using proxies such as BBS, Hela Urumaya and Ravana Balaya to create a diversion of attention from the most pressing issues faced by the poor masses every day, like poverty, graft, abuse and injustice among others.

Due to President Mahinda Rajapksa’s indirect and his proxy’s active instilment of fear and insecurity among the ‘not-so-educated’ majority of the Sinhala Buddhist population about an ‘imminent occupation’ of their motherland by ‘foreigner community’ of Hindus. Christians and Muslims (especially), it has become a greater issue ‘to be dealt with’ than bringing a hot plate of food for their deserving family and children, metaphorically that is!

Hence, instead of blind followers of racist ideologies victimizing innocent minority communities in entirety over non-existent fears/enemies, I, Muhammed Fazl, the shape and sound of this ‘Sri Lankan Muslim extremist’, urge and challenge the backbone-less and mostly corrupt law enforcement officials, racist elements cloaked in saffron-colored robes and their ruling class masters to put me on trial for ‘threats of extremism’ the country ‘faces’ in any ‘compromised’ court of law or otherwise!

While exposing the intentions of the MR government of their involvement and complicity in orchestrating a possible racial riot or communal disharmony should be important, prioritizing it among other issues would only make the opposition ‘play into the hands’ of the government. If it is to happen, let few mosques, churches and businesses of minorities burn and few lives may be lost too. But focusing on overthrowing the current despotic regime by all means, it will most certainly save this country from the ‘flames of extinction’!

As for justifying ‘’Muslim extremist’ credentials, it is all about going to all legal extremes to unite the masses, expose corruption, fight injustices, punish the perpetrators of crime and to open up new vistas for the development of this country, irrespective of race or religion! Make no mistake, for one need not be in power to bring about a change and if every right thinking citizen of this country contributes their share, well, ‘power of the people’ will indeed be a force to be reckoned with!

*The writer is an independent social/political activist and can be contacted on muhammedfazl@msn.com 

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    I hope your not a member of SLMC and have no intentions of joining it. Its SLMC that has sold out the Muslims, I think just last week three newly elected PC members crossed over to MR. MR knows he can buy politicians and bribe thugs to be in power.

    Hope the majority community soon realizes that a yellow cloth in itself will not make a monk. Any thug can wrap a cloth around of any color.

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      I am not into communal politics nor can I be bribed.

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    Muhammed Fazl

    “I am a Sri Lankan national by birth, a Muslim by faith and an extremist who would go all the way (to the extremes) to protect humanity, to uphold unity, to establish justice and rule of law, to protect all religions, their adherents and their places of worship etc…”

    You mean, you are an Egalitarian Extremist, who is not an Agnostic, who is not an Atheist, but the God believing egalitarian Extremist.

    You are almost there.

    However, if you keep your other personal beliefs such as after-life, Heaven, Hell, Rebirth, No-Soul, Soul, etc. to yourself, without bothering other, you will be a great egalitarian.

    Bravo.

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      One of the reason people deny their Creator is because it rids them of that moral accountability, so then their primal animal instincts take over.

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        What a brilliant explanation !

        See, muslims, say “Creator is great” after every few word. Their moral accountability – see how they kill animals, how they treat women, how they treat other religions ? Why all over the world, muslim harm other religions.

        That is the moral accountability who scream about a NON-EXISTING CREATOR.

        Only in burma and Sri Lanka, buddhists have started to express their displeasure. Now, muslims they are terrorists.

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          JimSofty/Avtars and Maghribi,

          Jim Softy Says:
          “That is the moral accountability who scream about a NON-EXISTING CREATOR.”

          Can you give reasonable support and data for the above statement?

          Maghribi Says:

          “One of the reason people deny their Creator is because it rids them of that moral accountability, so then their primal animal instincts take over.”

          Can you give reasonable support and data for the above statement?

          When Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler claimed that the earth moves around the Sun and rotates, they gave reasonable support. Can you do the same please.

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        Maghribi, isnt the whole point of religion to do whatever vile thing one wants to do, run to a temple/mosque/church/kovil and beg forgiveness and go home feeling good? At least, that’s what it’s become today.

        Far more destruction, hate and bigotry has been caused by people of your sort with your arguments over which fictional deity is best. If you’re going to attack atheism, at least do so with a point that’s backed up with proof.

        Oh wait- proof is an alien concept to theists. I’ll just carry on with my day then.

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        Maghribi

        Can science help us create a new rational narrative as poetic and powerful as those that have traditionally sustained societies?

        Can we treat religion as a natural phenomenon?

        Can we be good without God? And if not God, then what?

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyond_Belief:_Science,_Religion,_Reason_and_Survival

        Beyond Belief: Science, Religion, Reason and Survival, the first of The Science Network’s annual Beyond Belief symposia, held from November 5–7, 2006 at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, was described by the New York Times, as “a free-for-all on science and religion,” which seemed at times like “the founding convention for a political party built on a single plank: in a world dangerously charged with ideology, science needs to take on an evangelical role, vying with religion as teller of the greatest story ever told.”[1]

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      I share my beliefs and that which benefits another.

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    Muhammed Fazl, you are a brave man and sincere in your anguish at the situation that you and your Muslim brethren find yourselves in. However, I am afraid that your challenge to the GoSL – in paragraph five of this article – is a bit like pissing into a strong headwind. The worse that will happen to you is that you might get some unwanted attention – and I am not talking about somebody calling with a bowl of wattallapam. At this time the GoSL pull all the strings; particularly the armed forces, the judiciary, and the rabid dogs in saffron that run around causing bloody mayhem. I hear that some of your brethren have formulated a ‘plan C’ that would certainly, by the sounds of it, bring about some serious rethinking of a more respectful attitude to what has been in the main a decent and law abiding community. Seek the group out and join them, along with the number of Pakistani asylum seekers now taking up residence in our island home.

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      All praise be to God, and I seek attention ONLY for my causes! It is the duty of every human being to make an effort and I as a Muslim believe that God alone will decide on the end result! And if NO effort is made, rest assured, you can be guaranteed of NO RESULTS!
      :)

      At this juncture, Lord Buddha’s teachings alone would suffice to confront most of the wrongs in this country.

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        Fazl wrote: “he is an extremist who would go all the way (to the extremes) to protect humanity, to uphold unity, to establish justice and rule of law, to protect all religions, their adherents and their places of worship etc.” I think he stated a lie to non-believers to fool them under famous ‘taqiyya and kitman’.

        All good Muslims believe Koran is the word of God and Muhammad is the last prophet. Meaning, there’ll be no other prophet to reveal a new set of words from Allah. That means, words in the Koran is fixed. It cannot be changed. So all good Muslims like Muhammed Fazl do follow Koran instructions to the letter.

        What does Koran instruct Muslims. Koran tells Muslims that believers of Allah are a brotherhood and non-believers are not their equals. It also compares non-believers to animals. Koran also urge Muslims to tax non-Muslims and treat them unjustly and even kill them. Also, Islam clearly teaches that a woman is worth less than a man. It allows a man to hit his wife. It let man divorce his wife by saying ‘I divorce you’. It also put women under or in charge of men. Some apathetic women may accept this kind of treatments for some reason or the other. But adult universal franchise put women in par with men. And we in Sri Lanka got that franchise in 1931. And it is that franchise that started to drive Sinhala Buddhists to be free from colonial shackles.

        Anyway, mullahs and scholars and Fazl like Muslims know all the Koran inconsistencies with modern day egalitarianism or democracy. So they follow the usual way of other ‘One God’ extremists to cover up that inconsistencies. They say Koran verses must be read in context. But I am telling you that nowhere in the Koran says what is written in it is not valid for the future or it is valid only in context meaning to a particular course and event.

        Heading of Muhammed Fazl’s write-up is: ‘I am a Sri Lankan Muslim extremist.’ No doubt Fazl is a Muslim extremist in the highest order for he also wrote that “God alone will decide on the end result!” And that put polytheists and Buddhists out of his equation. Fazl cannot be an egalitarian or a democrat.

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          If you had shown an interest in knowing about Islam, I would have gladly answered you, but with your baseless and untrue allegations, your hatred and your intention to slander Islam and Muslims is quite evident. I can only feel sorry for your ‘incurable sickness’ and like me, I sure wish you too are at peace with yourself.

          Though the title of this article is about a despotic & corrupt rule and their abuse of religion to achieve their self-serving interests, on a final note, it must be mentioned that the Mercy of God reaches everyone, including polytheists and Buddhists… at least eventually. God bless.

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            Fazl,
            You wrote; “on a final note, it must be mentioned that the Mercy of God reaches everyone, including polytheists and Buddhists.”
            Which God is the question for Allah’s Koran 8:39 says; “And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship), all of it is for Allah alone [in the whole of the world]. And, if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do.” Emphasis is mine.

            So Fazl, do not talk BS, your God Allah do not play mercy on non believers. And that’s the truth.

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              Don’t worry.

              Now India and USA both know there are Islam extremists in SL.

              BJP has warned SL to either get rid of them or they will get rid of them. Soon USA will join in.

              It will be fun.

              Tamils’ fate awaits Muslims. Thank you BJP.

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          Bando Bando, I have a very good questions about your studies.

          I think you should have studied a lot about Islam and other studies for your dissertation in early 70ties. But why you guys did not pay any attention to bring updates of the Mahawamsa that was even then needed to have fulfiled right ? Why is that none seem to have made any efforts to work on the updates of Mahawamsa ?
          I hope you will bring me a constructive input to to this. Thanks.
          Today I read many have been attacking Mahanama to have drafted Mahanawamsa in that way.. but why we dont find any kind of updates during past few centuries ?

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    Mr. Fazi, the blame also lies with the dishonest Muslim politicians who are not passionate for social justice. Every Muslim politician that I can think of, ever since the JRJ government has betrayed your community. If people like you claim to have a backbone as an “extremist”, then I ask you what accomplishment you have made in the international community to put an end to these crimes not only against Muslims in Sri Lanka but against humanity world over? If I may quote Rev. Martin Luther King Jr who said, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”. If there is any punishment that should be rooted out to your own Muslim politic for allowing this injustice to occur, I ask of any Muslim scholar or intellectual to kindly enlighten me by replying to this post as to what that punishment for betrayal is according to the “Sharia”.

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      The punishment for crimes committed is reserved by the Creator. On the Day when every soul will find itself confronted with all that it has done of good and all that it has done of evil. Every soul will long that there might be a mighty space of distance between it.

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        Maghribi

        “The punishment for crimes committed is reserved by the Creator. On the Day when every soul will find itself confronted with all that it has done of good and all that it has done of evil. Every soul will long that there might be a mighty space of distance between it.”

        Can you please tell that to the Saudi Wahhabi Murderers who murdered the Poor Rizanna Nafeek, not even following the guidance provided by the Holy Quaran for witnesses and not clearing the doubts, because the person complaining is a Saudi Women, and the numerous other crimes committed by the Wahhabi.

        Why?

        Because, the Wahhabi are not following the religion of Allah,

        The Wahhabi follow , the religion of Satan, Shaitan.

        The proof is in their activities.

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        Thank you for the reply. Unfortunately, you did not answer my question. I expected a answer from a scholar, theologian or “Ulama” of what is the punishment for betrayal according to the “sharia” (Islamic law and jurisprudence). Not when a person is dead or after life. If your logic holds true, then why does Islamic law bother with any punishment or a penal code? Let the so called “creator” as you state solve matters and thus, spare all from any penalty during their living years. I beg to differ with your logic.

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      Agreed. Good Muslims will never contest elections.

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      Buddhism betrayed
      Sandwich chain Subway in UK and Ireland in its 185
      outlets,no more comes with ham and bacon for,pig is
      regarded unclean in Islam and further,sandwich
      contents will be Halal,well,there was some controversy
      over the method of slaughter but sorted out and the
      products on the shelves.Already British law society is
      informed of Sharia law coming to courts for Muslims on
      inheritance law.Muslims are not fighting for them,but
      they are given these so that they live happier.More
      production for the country.At least Muslims are taking
      their laws along with them everywhere and they are
      generously accommodated in the best part of the world.
      But do you at least have one such law of your own even
      in Srilanka?At home your leaders are striving to strip
      Muslims of their rights and facilities and out of home,
      striving to get more of their investments!Is it not
      duplicity?Betrayal of trust?Deception,not ordinary,gross?

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      JVP has already beautifully explained the situation on its
      May day platform and by none other than its leader.
      Questions should definitely be aimed at other parties as to
      how much weight they put on the worsening situation.No need
      to prioritize and at the same time should not let it pass
      without a strong hit back.If UNP is honest,forget Muslim
      parties of short history,it should come out strong in
      support of Muslims or else,Muslims will feel they have more
      of Siril Mathews inside!Colombo has returned three
      councilors this time where not a single MP was ticked in
      the last general election.If Muslims displayed their
      courage,UNP must reciprocate.

  • 9
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    The challenge issued by Muhamed Fazul is an expression of how fed up ordinary, intelligent people have become with the Gothabaya-Mahinda semi-fascist regime. If all the Muslims, Tamils and Catholics in SL had half this amount of guts it would do wonders.

    You declare “I, Muhammed Fazl, the shape and sound of this ‘Sri Lankan Muslim extremist’, urge and challenge the backbone-less and mostly corrupt law enforcement officials, racist elements cloaked in saffron-colored robes and their ruling class masters to put me on trial for ‘threats of extremism’ the country ‘faces’ in any ‘compromised’ court of law or otherwise!”

    Fazl, I will support you and raise money among the people I know to fight the presumed trial. As Emil van der Poorten said recently the problem is that Sri Lankans lack courage; you are an exception.

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      All praise be to God… I only want people to start thinking and acting with a conscience. If you take to time to browse through my FB wall page, you will see that my earlier post is about SL being a nation of cowards (me included).
      :)

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    Hello there buddy,

    Any state will be reluctant prosecute Catholic Bishops shacking up with Alterboys for pedophilia. Similarly, no Nation State will publicly punish a Mullah for saying nasty things about Infidels.

    The laws must be equal to all and must remain so. Although in these cases for the sake of realpolitik and taking wider public interest into consideration certain compromises are made,

    The reason is that these people represent institutions revered by people. In such situations the institutions themselves must make the reforms to keep discipline within the ranks.

    In Sri Lanka its not the govt but the Maha Sanga that has failed here. In don’t think they realise. Slowly children looking at BBS Gnanasara will not visit a Temple any longer. Parents will stop giving alms to monks. The monks will eventually become irrelevant.

    BBS is in fact Moslem friendly. The more they run amok more Buddhists will look to adopting other faiths including Islam. If I were you, I would not overreact and do anything to stop the movement.

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      If an adult commits a serious crime, we don’t just complain to his/her parents and let it end. We have laws in this country (at least so I thought)that decides on the course of justice. Maha Sangha failing or not is THEIR OWN PROBLEM and it shouldn’t affect or harm other communities or people of their own faith for that matter.

      I am sorry, but I am not ‘waiting’ for Martians to land on earth!
      :)

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    Bravo… Good on you mate… I am not blessed with any faith, but I like to be an extremist like you..

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    Why do you write as if Muslims are ALWAYS VICTIMS?

    Muslim women are an oppressed lot by Muslim men! Why don’t the Muslims file a case against BBS Balu Sena in Court and let the law take its course? Instead of squealing and writing idiotic letters to Mahinda Jarapassa whose Brother Gota the Goon and Lalith Weetatunge Secretary are responsible for the CHAOS unleashed by Balu Sena..

    Fact is cowardly Muslims political leaders (Minister of INJustice is Shameless Rauf Hakeem) and the owners of Fashion Bug should file a case against BBS and have them tried in open court and them locked up?

    The Muslims should blame ONLY themselves for the continuing BBS Balu Sena attacks on them!

    The Muslims need to start taking responsibility for the situation and stop pretending that they are mere VICTIMS of BBS! The Muslims in Lanka have got use to pretending that they are victims of Sinhala and Tamil racism, when they have benefited from the war between the Sinhala Modyas and Tamils.

    Sad to say the Muslims of Lanka are a bigoted and selfish lot – who oppress their own women while squealing that they are being victimized by the Saffron Terrorists. MUSLIMS need to DO THE RIGHT THING and get their leaders to act responsibly!

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      Agreed on everything except the part where Muslims benefited from the war.

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      Kapila,

      “Why do you write as if Muslims are ALWAYS VICTIMS? “

      Perhaps, They are the Victims of Wahhabi and Taliban, who are not Muslims they follow the Devil, Shaitan.

      The Wahhabi attack the Shia Muslims, The Sufi muslims, The Ahamadeia Muslims, claiming that that are not Muslims., because that is what the Devil Shaitan told Them.

      So, when somebody attacks Muslims they think that it was inspired by the Devil, the Shaitan, like Mara in Buddhism.

      Wahhabi is the best that the devil was able to come up with to destroy the Muslims from the inside by the devil. have you heard about the Satanic Verses. Satan, even tried to fool Prophet Mohamed, but was caught in time. Wahhabi, is an insult to Prophet Mohammed.

      It is like what Mara did to come up with Monk Mahanama “Buddhism” to destroy Sinhala Buddhism, in Lanka, the land of the Native Veddha. Distort the true teachings and substitute with the corrupted teachings of the Mara.

      Mahawansa an insult to Buddha. Read below.

      Mahavamsa- An Insult To The Buddha!

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mahavamsa-an-insult-to-the-buddha/

      Wonder if ours might have been a wiser, and a more ‘humane’ society, had our ‘ancient’ history, been based on Aesop’s Fables, instead of the Mahavamsa. For if not for the Mahavamsa, the Sinhalese may not have been endowed, with the reputation, of “Sinhalaya Modaya (The Sinhalese are Fools)”!

      In this “wonderland” called Sri Lanka, and in this day and age, one still comes across ‘academically’ educated, and supposedly intelligent ‘Buddhists’, but sadly lacking in wisdom, who reverently believe, that the Buddha walked out of his mother’s womb, and walked seven steps, while lotuses blossomed, under his feet!

      These very same supposedly educated, and intelligent ‘Buddhists’ also believe, that the enormous indentation, resembling a footprint on a boulder, at Adam’s Peak (Sri Pada to ‘Buddhists’), to be that of the Buddha. This would be in keeping with the conviction that the Buddha, was as tall, or perhaps even taller, than the Avukana Buddha statue, which stands above 40 feet (12 meters) in height!

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        Amarasiri,

        1.) Why do you as a Muslim hide behind a Sinhalese name?
        2.) Why do Muslims consider Adams Peak holy and pilgrimage?

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    Great Idea Mohammed Fazl. People should do something before the respective nations of Sinhala, Tamil, Muslims and all the other people are destroyed or the country is looted completely. Dividing the citizen of our nation is their past time and they are using religion and language to divide the great friendly people of Lanka. All the communities lived in virtual peace before these racist political thugs together with unfaithful, fake Buddhists saffron robed hooligans entered into our lives. These guys are the greatest curse of this country. It’s time we get rid of these rascals, if we all have to live in peace and harmony. We call upon all the right thinking, honest , god fearing people to help us oust these urchins from power. Enough is enough and waiting for UN, USA or anyone will not do any good. We gave them the power and we have all the moral right to take it from them.
    Thank you Mr. Mohammed Fazl for brightening up our mind.
    We the Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and all other Lankans can easily coexist and live in peace without much problems. We are all very understanding and decent people living in Lanka for a long time. We are a much educated and law abiding citizen until dirty politicians , racists and religious thugs started dividing us for their own benefits. There is no other way our country can survive.

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    I think everybody knows who comes to mind when the word extremism is used. Don’t pretend to hide behind words and exonerate the extremist intentions of the parasites within yourselves. You guys are always very good at crying wolf while propagating extremism and blaming everybody else. The reason nobody is listening to you is because they know the truth. Do a majority in this country need extremist groups like the Taliban and Boko Haram among our midst. Our women and children love to learn and don’t want to be covered in pajamas and stay home. You bet we’re gong to be vigilant and crank up a fuss against the “real” extremists.

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    I presume what you sa is correct, the thing is who will bell the cat to create awareness among the sleeping public. Now adays like politicians and their henchmen evry individual have started to think of himself/herself at Macro level. My self and my family is the best option for survival and growth.

    For example the Govt. on the Mady boasted of appointing more graduates to the public sector. If one carefully analyse the out come of it they will realise what a waste it is.

    The so called administrators grumble in private about the waste of national asset and the damages caused to public sector by this recruitment.Now any time is tea time and lunch time as they do not have any work to do. Further there is no need to have research on it. If one person just drop in at a GA’s of AGA’s office they can see for themselves how many graduate are there in the pay roll and they even do not have a place to properly sit even.

    Since it is sensitive subject which may affect the vote base even the opposition do not divulge the reality on this affairs.

    Those days people were recruited to jobs (designation). Now people are given job just to pay them a monthly allowance.

    Like wise every areas of activity in the public sector has been badly affected but still the official figures show country is doing well.

    More than anything if the Opposition can harp on the reality of the per capita income and the dividends on development in order to educate the masses they can achieve something against the economic manipulations.

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    Muhammed Fazl,

    If you live in Sri Lanka watch out for white vans roaming about in your vicinity, otherwise you can write to your heart’s content:

    Nothing will happen to you or to Sri Lanka; they will go along as they have been doing for 66 years down the path of racism.

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      At 42 and having seen a lot, if my efforts give birth to at least two FAZLs, I guess I will be ready to meet my Maker with contentment!
      :)

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    Muhammed,

    Most importantly people should understand why any movement starts. For example why JVP started in the late 1960s. Simply because poor people were ignored by both ruling parties. I am completely against what and how they have done by killing innocent civilians for no reason. BBS also started because there is no one or party there to protect Sinhalese and Buddhists. There are two or more Tamil parties to talk and fight for Tamil people of Sri Lanka, again majority of the time with no valid reasons, then Muslims have two parties to talk about their grievances. In real terms there are more Sinhalese people including children suffer much worse than Tamils or Muslims in Sri Lanka. Who is talking about them? First of all aren’t they also humans? Secondly, Sri Lankans? So why these Tamil and Muslim parties and people talk about their issues only? Don’t you think if we all get together and talk about the issues of all Sri Lankans irrespective of race, religion or caste and find solutions to the problems of hunger, homelessness and others the best way? Go to Babile road in Gampola and see for yourself what Muslim leaders have done to Sinhalese villages by illegally building a Mosque over the public road which has been there for centuries which leads to two Sinhala villages. Now Sinhala people including monks have to walk under the feet of Muslims. Do you think it is fair? What would all those people who cries for equality say if Sinhalese did that? That is why we need BBS to protect Sinhala and Buddhist rights. Once Tamils and Muslims start to respect Sinhalese and Buddhists they will get their respect they deserve and there will be no BBS. I guarantee that. Until then we need to have BBS and more for the protection of the majority.

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      Protect Sinhala Buddhists? From whom? Why did anybody attack them after LTTE war? Sinhalese people are suffering due to policies and of their own Sinhala leaders and not ‘coz of other communities. You just might wannna study more about where our biggest foreign exchange comes from, where a lot of tea is exported to, where a lot of funds (free aid and unlike the Buddhist Chinese loans on commercial rates of interest) for infrastructure and development projects come from, not forgetting tourism among others.

      Building a mosque is for worship and for Muslims to be better human beings… Would you prefer a strip club or a liquor bar instead, is it? And do you think Lord Buddha would have minded walking on a path where there is a mosque? I suggest you following the beautiful teachings of Lord Buddha will solve all your problems than by breaking down mosques. And you just might turn out to be a better person too. God Bless.

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      Rohanana

      “BBS also started because there is no one or party there to protect Sinhalese and Buddhists.”

      Funny you should say this.

      The last time I checked there are 64 registered parties in this island. There are about 16 or less parties claiming to represent minorities. except one or two the rest are in name only, some minority parties are registered with support of the government and state institutions with a view to split minority votes. The rest are Sinhala/Buddhist parties from representing from one extreme to the other.

      http://www.slelections.gov.lk/pdf/pce2014/parties_Eng.pdf

      “There are two or more Tamil parties to talk and fight for Tamil people of Sri Lanka, again majority of the time with no valid reasons, then Muslims have two parties to talk about their grievances.

      If the two or more parties talk and fight for the Tamil people why couldn’t they save Tamils from LTTE and the state?

      What do you mean by “again majority of the time with no valid reasons”?

      “In real terms there are more Sinhalese people including children suffer much worse than Tamils or Muslims in Sri Lanka.”

      Could we see evidence, any comparative studies to support your above wildly exaggerated claim. Don’t forget the Sinhala/Buddhists are in control of the state and its institutions. And the Sinhala/Buddhists vote for and elect Sinhala/Buddhist governments and their oppositions. State institutions are manned by Sinhala/Buddhists.

      What are you mourning about?

      Do you suffer from short term selective amnesia?

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      You may be right about raising the question why any movement starts.

      But do you think, that BBS has sofar fulfilled their intentions of the movement – which is to protct buddhists in the country ?

      May be they have some good intentions, but the manner they have been doing that sofar ended up with unexpected violent way tarnishing the srilanken buddhist monks image completely to this day ?

      I as a born buddhist have not experienced that muslims treat budhist customers unhygenic foods as one BBS monks made it very clear publicly. Latter was also studied by former president CBK and made in her speech that this kind of hate speeches are only to create new form of violence among varied religious communities. Latter is the truth as we see them as right thinking ones.

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    It is sad that only contributors with Islamic names can write so clearly and reasonably in English on this Blog!

    Most of the others are reacting emotionally, from whatever position they are occupying at the moment!

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      You said ‘It is SAD’… What is ‘sad’ about our Muslim brothers being more logical, rational and intelligent.. Why can’t you be happy?

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    .
    Who said Rajapaksa is against Muslims?

    He is a very good friend of Pakistan, honoured by Bahrain,…………….

    :-)

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    This is a good description of this mayhem in SL. This is indeed a dirty works of MR and cos. it is dirty politics. It is all about power : like 1956 they use Sinhala only language policy to come to power today these politician use this isuse to make politics out of this communal hatred.

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    Mr Farzi for a ment I would not agree with what BBS is doing .They are so childish and immature.They are trying to resolve complex issues with the mindset of street gansters(just like the Rajapakse government),ai firmly believe majority of Muslims are peace loving and co- existed with Sinhalese for centuries.However, we cannot at the same time deny Islam extremism is active in some segments of Muslims and it has threatened the peaceful balance existed for many years.Lokk at the mosques mushroomed in every junction over past few decades.Muslims are in a campaign of actively populating themselves and this has become a very selfish notion which has Dior consequences to other races long term . No one can deny in Colombouslims have overtaken all the other races and this gives a reflection of future Sri Lanks of this trend grows. These are undeniable facts and you may wish us the keep and idiotic blind eye therefore you can fulfil your missions without any hindrance.It is difficult my friend because when our own existence is threatened we have to act for our rights.Muslim extremism is subtle and non/ confrontational.They can therefore project themselves as innocent victims but the true motives are quite different.You guys want to make the whole place Muslim and we know that is one pf your God given agendas .Our problem is simply we cannot ignore that and keep quiet as you wish us to do.We will also have to fight for our rights.Sorry for being blunt and rude but facts are facts.

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      Ok, I will not deny the existence of ‘Islamic extremism’ ONLY if you could define ‘Islamic extremism’ correctly and their existence in by naming people and their places. If not it becomes hearsay originating from your ‘reservations’ for Muslims… And I am being polite here.

      One of the reasons why mosques are mushrooming is ‘cos Muslims have started to think that as Sri Lankans, being identified as ‘second biggest boozers in the world’ is a big insult among others.
      :)

      Muslims populating? Oh, now you don’t want Muslims to have children since ‘non-Muslim’ men are too drunk at nights or don’t have the resources to look after more kids, thanks to policies of leaders belonging to your own race and religion and elected largely by people belonging to your own race and religion once again! It might do you a lot good to look around more clearly as to who your real enemy is. And I also think that your mistaking your opinions for facts!

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    Fazl,

    BBS has their own definition about who is ‘Muslim Extremist’. According to your way of understanding Muslim Extremist, all the human in the world has to be extremist. When one try to define certain concepts or identifications etc… in this context then it become meaningless.

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      I sure would like knowing their definition and if it exists, I sure would like them to point fingers at individuals or groups (with names and places) who subscribe to ‘Islamic extremism’. I am also very curious knowing more about this ‘shadowy group’ and how their actions are harming this country or the majority population.

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    all these muslim proxy time wasters keep on writing that there is no muslim extremism in SL. They keep on preaching the same story over an over again because there is muslim extremism in SL. Our stupid maharaja has never taken any steps to crush this muslim extremism, if gon-raja doesn’t act soon he would better be ready to go back to medamulana.

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      Thana kolla, you are welcome to join your Gon-raja and go to Medamulana. BTW are you taking your prescribed medications?

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        moda mike, you fools are the henchmen/advisors of maha-raja.that’s why maha-raja promotes minority fools like you…you have a reserved bed in Muleriyawa

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          It appears you need strong drugs to control your mental aberration. May you rest in peace, Thana Kolla! Try and refrain from commenting till you are on your feet.

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            mike & ela kolla

            I would like to join in your discussion. Could you let me know what the discussion is about.

            Thanks

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            moda mike, it seems that you have escaped from mental hospital…wish you a better life in hell

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    Well said Fazl. We salute you.

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    Fazl – I think you need to do some self introspection about yourself before you make such bold statements. Have you been a clean Muslim yourself (Not clean as in hygiene but in terms of following the Holy Quran to the letter), if you can honestly say that you have not drunk Alcohol, Womanized, or Gambled then you have the right to question. But when you have not been true to yourself and others how could you lead by example.

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      First and foremost, I was NOT trying to lead, I was only sharing my thoughts. Ethics would dictate never to kill the messenger. What should be important is what is written and not about what the writer does in the middle of the night.

      I thank God for all the experiences I have gained over the years and I believe HE too wanted to expose me to some of the evils in life, so I strive with all my might in preventing others from take similar paths.

      Though I have never touched liquor in my whole life, like everyone else, I was fortunate to appreciate the value and beauties of the opposite sex and also for having a firsthand experience as to how the gambling industry operates and about the evil in it. This is precisely why I am all out to close the gaming industry in SL by ALL MEANS. You will certainly hear about the efforts in this regard in the very near future.

      With so many burning issues faced by millions that needs to be addressed, I am disappointed that you chose to pry into my personal life and for portraying me negatively in a public portal. Looking at your comment, I see you that you are from the Muslim community and I hang my head in shame knowing people like you still exist amongst us. Well, at least I was not a coward to hide behind a screen name or deny my youthful past. For the records, only a few follow the Holy Quran to the letter and had you been one of them, you wouldn’t have slandered your brother unjustly.

      A word of advice, next time you comment on something, try focusing on the contents, especially when it is for greater good. May Allah guide you and forgive you.

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        Dear Fazl

        Firstly I am not a Muslim, I believe all men were created equal and blood is red. Religion is something which I believe has reached twisted heights given the fact that almost every war ever fought has been something to do with someones race or religion.
        I admire and respect your courage wherein you have put down the paths walked to your youthful experiences. I am no saint either and learnt to distinguish between whats right and wrong. I too believe that the best teacher is experience.

        All i did was question you to know your ulterior motive. I have no malice or for that fact don’t know you at all, hence gain nothing from slandering you in public. If you feel i have done so, i do apologize for any hurt caused. I have seen too many who say they want to do this and that for the betterment of humanity. Including our current leaders yet once they come to power, they tend to join the plundering bandwagon.

        All I ask of you is not to use the word Muslim and Extremism in the same sentence, because it has different conotations given the current situation across the globe. Islam is being portrayed as religion of terrorists rather than what the almighty intended it to be. Religion has nothing to do with a man from seeking righteousness and freedom for humanity. Men follow leaders when they believe in them.

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    Dear Mohamed Fazi,
    Your thoughts are welcome.However, you started your article with Sri Lankan identity and then Muslim identity. But you have missed the most important human identity. The reality is that we all are human beings and we should expect a common principle of governance for all citizens of this island. Extremism, Religious Fundamentalism, Racism, Terrorism are the outcome of the political culture that we all citizens of Sri Lanka should take responsibility. You should start your extremist activities first within Muslim community. You can’t deny the fact that there is extremism and fundamentalism along with opportunism among Muslim community. You can’t deny the fact that Muslim community contributed to the growth of Buddhist Fundamentalism. You can’t deny the fact there are Muslims associated with Islamic terrorism as we have seen in Chennai bombing.

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    Sinhalease are worried at the rate the muslims are
    multiplying in Sri Lanka. Same time muslims taking
    over town after town. Remember what happened to old
    iran, afganisthan, pakisthan, bangladesh, maldives,
    indonesia, malaysia. Within a few hundred years of
    arrival of these multipliers, those countries went
    from Buddhist to islam.
    Crafty muslims, with the increased numbers, become
    mayors, mps, ministers, etc, etc. and do everything to
    undermine the Sinhalese and Tamils. Sinhalese and Tamils are
    alarmed at the rate this lot multiplying. There is one thing
    is sure for them from this lot. Country is going to be islamic
    very very soon. No politician can talk about this as they rely
    on this multipliers’ votes. So politicians let them get stronger and
    stronger. Only people talk about this menace is BBS.
    Muslims are very good at blaming others for their misfortunes.
    For once why can’t they behave like humans when they are in other people’s countries.
    STOP MULTIPLYING
    STOP PUTTING UP MOSQUES IN EVERY STREET CORNER TO DRIVE OUT THE NATIVES FROM THE AREA
    EAT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE EAT
    DRESS APPROPRIATELY (NOT GONI BILLA DRESS/SKULL HAT SARONG)
    RESPECT THE LAW OF THE LAND
    DON’T ASK FOR SPECIAL TREATMENT (NOBODY ASKED YOU TO COME TO SRI LANKA)
    Good ideas?
    Of course not. For muslims. They believe in a barbaric religion.
    Won’t see any sense in anything unless there is a gain in it for them.
    Look in the mirror and you will see who is to be blamed for becoming hate figures.

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      You worried about Tamils and now you worry about Muslims. Your worries lead to massacres, genocides, war crimes, crimes against humanity. Did Muslims or Tamils asked you Sinhalese to multiply like bacteria? If you want to live in a land free of other humans, best place to live is hell.

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      Asoka Gamage

      “For once why can’t they behave like humans when they are in other people’s countries. STOP MULTIPLYING”

      Don’t you think procreation is essential part of human behaviour?

      “STOP PUTTING UP MOSQUES IN EVERY STREET CORNER TO DRIVE OUT THE NATIVES FROM THE AREA”

      You mean you want casinos, brothels, bars, betting shops, drug stalls, job agency for contract killers, ……………. instead of Mosques.

      “EAT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE EAT”

      They can’t afford what you people eat.

      “DRESS APPROPRIATELY (NOT GONI BILLA DRESS/SKULL HAT SARONG)”

      What is the appropriate dress code, Aryan Sinhala/Buddhist suit designed by Armani?

      “RESPECT THE LAW OF THE LAND”

      Which land?

      “DON’T ASK FOR SPECIAL TREATMENT (NOBODY ASKED YOU TO COME TO SRI LANKA)”

      It makes sense. Asoka Gamage, when are you leaving?

      “when they are in other people’s countries.”

      Sorry whose country is this?

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    Hello Mr Farzi,
    Did you read the news in the HINDU newspaper?

    ————————————————————–

    Terror suspect took photos of consulates
    S. Vijay Kumar

    Mohammed Zakir Hussain, a Sri Lankan arrested by the Tamil Nadu Police here on Tuesday, had allegedly conducted a reconnaissance mission as part of a conspiracy to attack foreign missions in southern India.

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    Well said, Muhammed. The only way out is for all the affected parties namely, the Tamils, Muslims and the ordinary working people among the Sinhalese to get together and fight the monsters! There is no other easy way!

    Sengodan. M

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    Is this the guy Indians are looking for after chennai blasts? he has clearly said he is a muslim extemist.

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    The first para is admirable and places you among the majority who want to live in peace without deliberately stepping on others’ toes. Unfortunately, not all people are of this bent, whatever is their characterisation.

    The LTTE is only moribund in Sri Lanka, and very active abroad. It’s mantra, (the mono-ethnic, apartheid Eelaam on at least a third of the landmass)is still the mantra of at least the vociferous part of the TNA.

    I am certain that you would agree that the Muslim WOMEN in Sri Lanka are far more emancipated than in any Muslim country you could care to name.

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    MF

    The following was part of my response to your fellow-Muslim commentator Izeth Hussain in today’s CT:

    “What the Muslims really need to do is more assiduously continue cultivating and improving the good relationships they already have with the majority Sinhalese population. This would undoubtedly provide the sympathy, support and protection they need at this hour.

    Simultaneously, every effort should be made by the Muslims to continuously engage in meaningful and constructive dialogue both with the President and his brother (who is being touted as the chief patron of BBS) with a view to removing the perceived threat to Muslims from BBS.”

    Getting righteously emotional and challenging the government and provoking it to prosecute you, is perhaps the kind of melodrama Muslims should avoid.

    Like I told Izeth, guys like you are not helping the Muslim cause.

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    Dear all,

    all the comments are welcome because of freedom that we enjoy. I am a sri lankan, Muslim by faith and human by birth. What ever organization (BBS,Extremist,Jihadis or any political movements) means NO PEACE. LTTE wasted the time,Peace,Wealth,Human lives and destroyed the life of total tamil community without gaining anything leaving full community in darkness.Why it happened because they took the law in their hand. Law is for all human not for animals. who ever not respecting law and they decide to take the to their hand means they automatically out of humanity.BBS, or any muslim group or any other religious, political group like JVP gain nothing but destroyed most of our wealth and lives. this the dilemma of ”uo mata gahanawa mata uo gahanawa” finally all sri lankans are suffering from unrest and downed economy. Why????? this what others(countries) want. YES they succeed all the time. 1977 JR started the country towards progress outsider manage to destroy all what we plan as nation by creating JVP, LTTE and enjoyed outstanding result of their arm sales and interest gain by providing financial loans.when we are suffering other countries start to enjoy. today still all other countries are crying because no conflict after LTTE defeat. that is why they USA,UK, Canada hating Sri lanka MR president because business is down for them.

    Now it is new launch to spoil the peace is BBS and other groups. I agree Most of the points that BBS claims against Muslims But why BBS cant go to court against Muslims illegal action that commonly labeled as illegal mosque, Halal, settlement , dress coding or any other issues and court will decide the law . it is again a animalism to shout,use foul language , imaging the situation without fact or respect, insulting the law and order as well as police,spoiling the media by racism etc sure not support any gain to majority.

    All educated majority and minority will understand the situation is not real but some are try to make it real.if you go to real life majority of people in Sri lanka is living with peace and harmony than any other countries respecting each other religion,culture and language.Any one can do a free and fair survey asking how they are living each other with buddhists,muslims,christians and hindus, you get the result and it is our media job to real with real fact.

    HOPE PEACE LOVING EDUCATED ALL SRI LANKAN TAKE THE UNITY AS PRIORITY RATHER THAN SMALL DIFFERENCES AMONG US FOR THE BETTER FUTURE OF LANKA MATHA.

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      How about SLMC extremists?

      Be fair or go to hell.

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    We are saturated with places of worship (10,000 temples, 5,000 kovils, 2,500 churches and 2,500 mosques (source: Religious Affairs Ministry). Yet, with millions visiting these ‘earth-stations’ to the gods and beseeching their gods for relief, we have only gone from bad to worse since independence. All the Gods have failed us. Who can bring hope to a fractured land where new fault lines are being created regularly by the religionists, i.e the ‘hand of man’, acting with or without divine prompting ?

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      My dear kevin,you have got it all topsy turvy.You say millions have visited these places of worship.Tell me what they would do when they go to it.They will ask ask and ask for this that and the other.From morning to evening humans only want want and want.They never say thank you to god for what has been given to them.All those millions you mention,if they had said thank you only at the places of worship, then god would have appreciated it.God would not certainly appreciate greedy humans coming and asking asking and asking and bothering him,would he?

      It is not the number of places of worship that is at fault or the numbers that go into them,it is our cravings for more and more without appreciating what has already been given to us by the supreme being.

      A thank you is what our lord,our creator would have deeply appreciated.

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