22 August, 2019

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I, Too, Am A Victim 

By Mass L. Usuf

Mass Usuf

The one who has succumbed and the one who is living are not the same.

The one who has been injured and the one who is healthy are not the same.

The one who has suffered and the one who has not are not the same.

Though the intensity of the feelings may differ, an incomprehensible sadness has enveloped me. Let me begin by expressing my sincere and deeply hurt feelings towards my dear mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters who had been unreasonably, unjustifiably, irrationally and most cruelly targeted. This tragedy did not happen only to you. It has happened to me too, mentally. I cannot look and I do not want to look at my children and grandchildren with affection because deep inside me an inexplicable something keeps reminding me that there are many who have been deprived of such affection. My mind was numbed and my fingers frozen up till today.  I was walking inside my house up and down thinking of my helplessness. Helplessness as I am incapable and unable to do something that can help, support and give strength to you and the many like you.  The innocent, the loving, the young and the old.

You Are Not Alone

Without doubt, all peace-loving citizens of this country too, in one way or the other, experience the same deep shock and anguish. May be more. Dear All, I embrace you close to my heart and wish to say, “please do not think that you are alone. We may literally not be close to you but our thoughts are very much close to you. As close as your shadows. In short we are you”.

To those of you who have suffered injuries, you have found a permanent place in my daily prayers. I am certain, there are many out there, in whose prayers also you would be kindly remembered.  I beseech God to relieve you from all the pains, aches and discomforts that you have been subjected to. I supplicate to God that He relieves both you and your loved ones from the trauma, shock and anxiety that they must certainly be experiencing now. May God relieve all of you from all physical and mental agony that has befallen you innocent and peace-loving people.

It would give me a feeling of immense relief if I could visit you in the hospital. I wish I could stand by your bedside. I wish I could help you to get back your strength. I wish I could caress your hair with filial or brotherly affection. I wish I was able to attend the funeral of our loved ones. It will ease the weight that my soul is burdened with to sit and console those who have lost their dear and the beloved.  As you and I know very well, reality will not permit me to be by your side. This is a time of heightened emotions and I understand that.

Therefore, I chose to write to help me unburden my sorrow.

Public Hanging

I have deliberately avoided mentioning anything about the ANIMALS who perpetrated this gruesome carnage. They may have done this by themselves or they may have had links to ISIS or they may be pawns of an unseen force manipulating them. We still do not know, as investigations are on-going. Whatever be the circumstances for me they are not human beings. They are lower than animals. They do not deserve any further mention. All those who are responsible should be brought to justice and the severest of punishment given to them even if it means the death sentence.  I would suggest, ‘Public hanging’ so that it will be a lesson for everyone.

To my brothers and sisters in the hospitals and the medical services. You rose up to the occasion when your services were most wanted by your country. You displayed humanity sometimes though under constrained circumstances.  

Police And The Armed Forces

To my dear brothers and sisters in the Police and the Armed Forces, you have demonstrated your bravery and courage. You have handled the situation in the best possible manner given the conditions that you were in. You have thus far maintained peace in the country and ensured the safety and protection of the other innocent citizens including the Muslims. We are thankful to you for that.

The Muslims naturally, felt a fear in them of a possible backlash. The Muslims as a community cannot be held responsible for this. This is well known and is an accepted fact. No Muslim can or will condone this under whatever circumstances. Even if there was a riot against the Muslims and Muslims were killed, this animalistic act cannot be justified. This is absolutely unacceptable in Islam.  Punishing one person for the fault of another is not part of the Islamic teachings.  Some claim that this was in retaliation to the Christchurch incident. In this case, not only in Sri Lanka even in New Zealand, not a single New Zealander can be subjected to any hurt leave alone killing because of the act of another person. This is the teaching of Peace in Islam.

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith 

This teaching of love and peace of the monotheistic religions of Christianity and Islam was echoed by His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith. A true religious leader who after assessing the volatile situation spoke words of guidance, love and peace to those affected. By your wise counselling you were able to subdue the emotions of the Sinhalese and Tamil Catholics.  Christians are anyway peace-loving people. A brave man you are, Sir. I bow in respect to you for your leadership at this hour of crisis. I thank my Christian brothers and sisters for your patience on the face of this turmoil.

Media And The Politicians

Do I have a word for my other fellow brothers and sisters, the media and the politicians? “Yes, I do”.  

My dear fellow brothers and sisters, please know that if you are shocked, the Muslims too are shocked. If you condemn such dastardly act, the Muslims too condemn it unequivocally. The majority of the people appreciate the predicament that the Muslims have been pushed into by these Animals. Unfortunately, a handful of you through the social media are trying to sow discord and disunity. Instigate and provoke violence. Please do not fish in troubled waters. This is morally and ethically unacceptable. Do not be opportunistic in spreading hate.  Do not spread false news and rumours that will aggravate the feelings of the people. Act like decent and respectable human beings. If there is violence, you are acting exactly how these Animals wanted you to react.  Then there will be no difference between your act and those of theirs. As it will result in death and destruction. I am sure you all would not wish to belong to that category. 

To the Media: I have seen some responsible reporting while at times prejudice slips in. It will be like taking coal to Newcastle for me to sermonise on what media ethics is to the media. You all know better. You have done good but you need to be better to up your standards.  Saying so in words alone is insufficient. Demonstrate it and win the hearts and minds of the people. You have a huge responsibility.

To all the politicians the blame game, the irresponsibility and the callousness continues except for some right-thinking folks who are acting with responsibility. Most of them gaining cheap capital from the woes of a community. It may interest for some of you to know that the country is not applauding at your antics in the Parliament. Please act responsibly.  Put the nation first in your thoughts with sincerity.

This is my country. This is your country. This is our country. Come, we shall hold our hands together – as Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims; As Buddhists, Hindus, Christians and those of the Islamic faith – at this moment of trial and tribulation, the way we do at times of peace. Let’s unite and defeat this scourge. It is through unity that these Animals can be vanquished. If we are divided, victory will belong to these Animals.

Vive la Sri Lanka, Long Live Sri Lanka!

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    All Sri Lankans must feel they belong, and that others of different religious affiliations, belong too. Whether majority or minority, we are ALL Sri Lankans, born and bred here.
    This is a beautiful multi religious, multi cultural nation, and no one more superior than the other. We MUST bring our children up believing in this, teach them to accept Sri Lankans who are different, and it should be taught from Grade 1. We should frown on racism, and foster programs that unite everyone, and make them realize that it is a great thing to have such a diverse community.

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      Mass Usuf,

      RE: I, Too, Am A Victim

      Part 1 (297Words)

      Since independence in 1948, how many groups of victims were there? Many.

      1. Upcountry Tamils-Citizenship Removed, 1948

      2. Tamils, discriminated with Sinhala Only- 1956.

      3. Tamils, attacked , riots, by Sinhala Buddhists – 1958

      4. Tamils, attacked , riots, by Sinhala Buddhists – 1977

      5. Tamils, attacked , riots, by Sinhala – 1983- Black July

      6. Muslims , attacked , expelled by , by LTTE Tamils – 1990-

      7. War 2006-2009 , Nandikadal Killings –

      8. 2014- Muslims attacked Aluthgama by Sinhala Buddhists, BBS

      9. 2017 Muslims attacked Kandy by Sinhala Buddhists, BBS.

      10. 2019 Catholic Christians attacked by National Tawheed Jamat (NTJ) and Tourist Hotels Attacked.

      NTJ, is a Wahhhabi-Salafi fundamentalist “Muslim group that follows the Devil, Satan, per Hadith of Najd, just like the Wahhabi Salafies.

      “You are talking about a resource and manpower-intensive activity … that has historically been beyond the capabilities of a small local would-be terrorist organization,” Hoffman said.

      One of the suicide bombers is suspected of being the former leader of a little-known group named National Towheed Jamaat

      They attacked the Sufis in Sri Lanka over 20 years ago, and the authorities ignored the pleadings of moderate Muslims

      Radicalization among Sri Lanka’s Muslims was slow and steady

      https://www.apnews.com/89a58ddbd39b4febae3f106fbda593ee

      Bruce Hoffman, a senior fellow for counterterrorism at the Council on Foreign Relations, said as far back as 22 years ago on his first visit to Sri Lanka there were Muslims who were concerned about people being radicalized.
      One of the suicide bombers is suspected of being the former leader of a little-known group named National Towheed Jamaat

      He said Sunday’s attacks would have likely required an elaborate process of recruitment, radicalization and then sequestration to prepare suicide bombers for their mission.

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        Amarasiri!
        So what/ seem to be the attitude of those in power and those who aspire to be in power. All what they need is power at any cost.

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        All Muslims become victims at the tender age when they are forcibly circumcised.

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      Mass Usuf,

      RE: I, Too, Am A Victim

      Part 2 (298Words)

      One of the suicide bombers is suspected of being the former leader of a little-known group named National Towheed Jamaat.

      In 2014, a group called the “Peace Loving Moderate Muslims in Sri Lanka” published a statement in the local Daily Mirror newspaper denouncing National Towheed Jamaat and warning that it was “fast becoming a cancer” within Sri Lanka’s Muslim community.
      The statement warned that members of the group were making mosque attendance compulsory, forcing a strict implementation of Islamic law above Sri Lankan law and forcing women to cover their faces and wear long robes in place of traditional saris.

      “It is tragic that the majority of Muslims who are essentially peace loving are to pay for the actions of this minority,” the statement said.

      There were other signs as well of encroaching fundamentalism.

      Andreas Johansson, who wrote a book about Muslim politics in Sri Lanka, said he found speeches by Osama bin Laden translated into Tamil in a mosque in Colombo and similar types of material in the east coast of the country on visits between 2006 and 2013.

      Still, attacks in 2006 by Muslim fundamentalists on Sufi shrines in the city of Kattakundy may have been the clearest indication at the time of how a narrow, literalist interpretation of Islam that views shrines as idolatrous had spread to Sri Lanka.

      A 2007 academic policy paper warned that violence by fundamentalist Muslims against Sufis in Sri Lanka might one day give rise to armed Islamist movements.

      The paper by Dennis McGilvray and Mirak Raheem for the East-West Center in Washington noted the Sufi mosque attacks exemplified how various forms of Wahhabi influence had entered the country from Saudi Arabia through concealed channels of money and proselytization.

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        Amarasiri, to add one more to your list is the target of Sufi shrines by Gota backed BBS. There was a news report published in Asian Mirror website which was removed soon after it became a hot news and was going against the RAJAPAKSE’s divisive politics. It was about the whistle blowing by a Army Major working for GOTA during their MAFIA RULE where funds being transferred to Bodu Bala Sena and Sri Lanka Towheed Jamath run by Abdul Razick through one single account from the Defense Ministry. The SLTJ leader is thought to be an Army Intelligent agent. So, SL govt must ban the SINHALA BUDDHIST RACIST outfits along with other Terror groups. When the Sinhala Racist establishment talks about Terrorism, they don’t consider themselves as TERROR GROUPS. So, the DEFINITION of TERRORISM must defined to cover all (including BBS, MAHASON, RAVANA BALAKAYA, and all tye allied racist groups. Because, it is the Sinhala Racists who GAVE BIRTH to all the racism and terrorism.

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          Radical ideas the typical Islamic racist, you have conveniently forgotten attacks on Tamils by Muslim home guards who murdered several Tamils and drove them away from their lands. Since 2009 after LTTE was eliminated, Muslims are carrying out racist acts in eastern province and border areas of northern province, appropriating lands of Tamils and unleashing terror on them. Be honest and ask the government to take into custody Hisbullah and Rishard Badurdeen against whom charges have been made of promoting racial hatred and committing criminal activity.

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            Lanka Perera, Go and vent your Anti Islsmic diatribe to a Muslim guy. Your pro Rajapakse lunacy is very much evident. Hisbullah is Mahinda acolyte. The land grabs and all other vices began after the independence was gained from the British and Govigama Mafia Ruling Elite DS starting the colonization plans. Racism began from 1915 riots conducted against the Muslims. Gammanpila once promised that in 2015 the repetition of the riots against Muslims cannot be prevented by anyone. They did that with Alutgama, Digana riots. Go an look into the history. Sinhala Racist Terrorism is the oldest in the modern world. Sinhala Buddhist monks taught the world how to terrorize unarmed civilians who dies not belong to their race. The same thing is going again. Evil Zionist agents.

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              Radical ideas do not distort truth which all your Muslim racists do. 1915 riots was by Sinhalese against Muslims, but it was the Muslims who caused it by refusing to allow Buddhist perahera to beat drums when passing a mosque in Gampola. Can you idiots ever dare to do it now without getting thrashed. Even in Alutgama and Digana, it was Muslims who precipitated it though Sinhala extremists seized the opportunity to commit acts of violence. Even then they minimized death toll to 5 in Alutgama and nil in Digana. For your information Sinhalese are not blood thirsty like you Muslims who are brain washed since young days to kill non believers, and destroy their places of worship.

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                When someone points out your criminalities, that person either has to be a Moslem, a Tamil Tiger or a Christian NGO…. stupid 40 years logic…….
                In the history of ceylon and then Sri Lanka, all the racist violence were initiated, planned, organised and executed were all by the Sinhala Buddhist racists. Its documented, its a proven fact, and thats the truth. This is not an ordinary fact but an ORGANISED CRIME HISTORY that has a massive network comprising: Monks, Politicians, Buddhist Social activists, businessmen, professionals, doctors, lawyers etc., all working in unison for the one common racist goal. Anagarika Dharmapala being an New Age Satanist proponent with the Zionists and the Jews started planted the seed of hatred in 1890’s. Olcott and Blavatsky partnered with other Zionists to shape the minds of the Sinhala Buddhists. Its that teaching and indoctrination which is still being promoted and worked through the State enterprises. All conflicts were cleverly planned STATE SPONSORED Terrorism. Aluthgama Digana all were started by the Racist proxies of the govt., with FALSE FLAG INCIDENCES. What we are seeing today is the same Zionist contract designed to target Pakistan and Iran. The Tamils & Muslims and now the Christians are being scapegoated for their GEO POLITICAL war games. You are too small to understand these type of critical studies.

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          Absolultely!!

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      Mass Usuf,

      RE: I, Too, Am A Victim

      Part 3 (292 Words)
      .

      Like other minorities, Muslims remained marginalized after the civil war between the Sinhalese Buddhist government and the mostly Hindu Tamil militants ended in 2009.

      Muslims in Sri Lanka, never quite belonged to either side of the 26-year war.

      During the war, Hundreds of Muslim youth were also abducted and killed by Tamil militants because of their Muslim identity.

      There were largescale massacres in mosques in Kattakundy and Eravur, where more than 260 Muslim were killed in 1990. Muslims were also forced to flee northern towns, leaving thousands still displaced.

      McGilvray and Raheem point out that given the scale of violence and frustration within the Muslim community, the environment appeared ripe for fostering radicalism and militancy.

      Even so, Hoffman said it would be a “quantum leap” for a local group like National Towheed Jamaat to go from being linked to vandalism of Buddhist statues to planning and executing the Easter Sunday attacks.

      If the attacks were carried out by a purely local Sri Lankan group, the attackers would have sought revenge against the Buddhist community for ultranationalist mob attacks on Muslims over the years and not churches or hotels, said Neil Devotta, a professor at Wake Forest University in North Carolina who has written extensively about Muslims in Sri Lanka.

      Radical groups like National Towheed Jamaat do not represent even 1% of the Muslim population in Sri Lanka, he said.

      “What the moderate Muslims in Sri Lanka really fear is that these sorts of groups provide ammunition to Sinhalese Buddhist nationalists who tend to view Muslims and other minorities, but especially Muslims, in a very negative light to begin with,” Devotta said. “This is not good for the Muslim community.”

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      Lal, Beautiful words….. Also, a nice thoughtful article Mass Usuf

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    Yes you are a victim of what ? Don’t make me laugh. May be a victim of lies and propaganda that you and the rest of the island’s Muslims are Arab or Moor and not descended from converted Tamil South Indian immigrants. Just look at you and 99%of the island’s Muslims ,look typically like Dravidian South Indian Tamils , that you actually are but have been so much brainwashed by your Mullahs, selfish hate mongering politicians and elite to think that you are some sort of Arabs or North African Moors and hate your actual Tamil origin and ethnicity and your rich Islamic Tamil Sufi heritage and culture , that you now badly want to be like the Arabs and follow their barbaric forms of dresses like the Abaya, Burkha, etc that has nothing to do with Islam , and their intolerant forms of Islam like Wahhabism and Salafism and create hate and chaos in the island in the name of this form of Islam and your imagined Arab origin. Do you and the rest of the island’s Muslims , ever look at your selves in the mirror ? What do you see.? An Arab/Moor or a typical Sri Lankan who is a South Indian Dravidian? Yes you are a victim of your lunacy , hatred and fairy tales and lies that the British , then the Sinhalese Sri Lankan state and your nasty selfish elite and politicians created for their own benefit and power. You are also a victim of Gulf Arab money and power that is using all this to spread their evil intolerant culture and satanic Wahhabism that is not real Islam, for their own selfish ends. Your also a victim as your politicians and elite never allowed to acknowledge your rich Tamil Islamic Sufi culture , that you brought from your original South Indian homeland but instead pathetically made you worship everything remotely connected with Arabs , who in reality despise you but are now brainwashing you and using you for their evil agenda.

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      Rohan,

      Most Muslims in Sri Lanka are peace loving people. They played a pivotol role in defeating the tamil lunatics and their dream homeland. You thalayas were filled with more hatred than the lankan muslims. Actions of a few lunatics can not be blamed on the entire community. Your hatred towards Muslims is due the muslims not taking the thala side.

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        Ravi Perera you are Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist , who constantly posts anti Tamil rubbish on this forum. You are happy that Muslims sided with Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist like you and were co partners in the Eelam Tamil genocide and are also happy that they have bombed churches and killed hundreds of Christians , that to a majority of Tamil Christians. This is why you are praising them , as one racist and fascist recognises and admired another. Yes they are so peaceful and nice that they quietly enjoy all this mayhem and many come here to defend it or make lame and stupid excuses, that they too are victims. Victims of what? You are racist and rabid Tamil and Christian hater. Muslims are peaceful Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists are peaceful but they seem to be committing so much atrocities and war crimes. This country is down the dumps and a basket case due to Sinhalese Buddhist Fascism and opportunistic fake Arab Islamic extremists

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          Rohan,

          It is not me it is you and your thalayas who are racists. Most of the people killed in Kochchikadde and Negambo are sinhalese not tamils. Majority of the muslims in Sri lanka are peacful and this extremists group has no support even among 1 % of Muslims. Threat to our country still comes from Thalayas like you. I know the number of tamils who celebrated when Central Bank was bombed. The entire muslim community is upset over this attack. You Eelam project was a pipe dream based on fake homeland concepts. Your homeland is Tamil Nadu man.

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            Ravi, what an excellent reply to a mongrel. Some of these mongrels are still breeds hatred towards the Sinhalese and the Muslims for them being together in those tough times. That’s why I think, Prabhakaran punished the Muslims with expulsion within 24 hours. Now, Karuna is contracted by the interested parties to wedge enmity between the Muslims and the Tamils in the East.

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              I know you have lots of radical Salafist ideas . You are a radial Salafist South Indian converted Thullukan, an opportunist and backstabber.

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                Yo Pandi Kutti ( meaning : Piglet), please do not call me Salafist Ideas… instead re-name it as “ Salad Dish Ideas”… because I like salads very much. But, hate What you are implying….. pandi kuttis consumes human excrements right??? Just want to know….

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            DNA has proved that it is the present day Sinhalese and so called Sri Lankan Moors or Muslims who are largely descended from largely low caste Dravidian immigrants from Tamil Nadu. Sri Lankan Tamils only share a 17% DNA with Indian Tamil but Sinhalese 70% DNA with Indian Tamils and you with a surname Perera will definitely be descended from low caste South Indian slave labour that the Portuguese and Dutch imported to the island , during their rule and settled them along the western and southern coasts. Now their Sinhalised descendants like you , are the biggest anti Tamils and supporters of the Sinhala Aryan theory , to hide their actual low caste recent Indian Tamil immigrant origin. The Sri Lankan Muslims will share more than 90% DNA with Indian Tamils and South Indian Muslims , they like you , to hide their actual low caste converted Indian Tamil origin , screech loudly that they are all purely descended from Arab traders and pathetically cling to the incorrect derogatory name the Portuguese gave them ” Moors” . Go and get a life you Sinhalese racist. You are supporting these Islamic extremists , for one reason , as they have not only killed Christians but largely Christian Tamils , so you are happy. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. You scratch their back and they yours.

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              The 70% figure may not be correct. Genetic analysis from one study of 121 Sinhalese (Colombo district) found that the Bengali contribution is 57.49% compared to 42.51% Tamil contribution. Ironically, this supports the Mahavamsa thesis of Vijaya coming from somewhere in northwest India. You can read the study for yourself, “The Mystery of Sinhalese Origins: An Alu perspective”, by Sarabjit S. Mastana.

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                Yes other than this study that was done under the auspicious of the then war criminal racist Sri Lankan government . all other studies prove that Sinhalese are largely of Indian Tamil immigrant descent. You do not need studies, just look at the Sinhalese, their looks, culture, the food they eat, the gods they worship, the dress, festivals, music , dance, everything reflects India’s two southern states , Tamil Nadu and Kerala that was Tamil until a few centuries ago. Nothing reflects north India. Tamil is the largest single contributor to the Sinhalese language 35% and Sinhalese grammar, alphabet , lexicon and syntax is purely derived from Tamil and north from Sanskrit/Pali or any other north Indian language. Basically Sinhalese has a strong Tamil/Dravidian foundation on which a superstructure of Pali and Sanskrit is built . Take the Tamil away from Sinhalese and what is left is not Sinhalese just Pali /Sanskrit. Around 50% of the present day Sinhalese population especially along the western and southern coasts to which Colombo belongs are purely descended from Indian Tamil low castes and untouchables who were imported into the island by the Portuguese and the Dutch. This is a fact and recorded history and yet you Sinhalese hardliner keep on denying this obvious truth and want to keep the Vijaya myth alive.. Unlike the Tamils who only lived 20 miles from the shores of the island , the North Indians were never good seafarers and had not history of leaving the shores of India to colonise of conquer. Lastly the native Elu is a simple semi Tamil Dravidian dialect

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                  I have seen this argument before, where Indian Tamils claim even Sanskrit is derived from Tamil and that Vedic Hinduism is a forgery. In any event, the Eelamist logic breaks down given that virtually no Sinhalese speak Tamil. This has been the case for several thousand years. The Dipavamsa and Mahavamsa were written in Pali (not Tamil), there are no Sinhalese monuments with any Tamil writing on them, the Sinhalese characters have no resemblance to the Tamil characters, on and on. It is rather strange that if two people live side-by-side for so long, neither can speak the other’s language. In fact, they did not live side-by-side for most of history. The Sinhalese came first in the 3rd century BC. , there was never any Tamil kingdom until 1215 AD after Kalinga Magha’s invasion. Rather than live with the Tamils, the Sinhalese fled to the south of the island. You have Buddhist monuments all over the island, whereas archaeology pointing to Tamil settlements exists only in the North and East, and that on a small scale.

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                    Stop posting lies . You are a Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist. Sanskrit is not derived from Tamil nor Tamil from Sanskrit , only an idiot will claim this. Both are ancient rich classical languages. Tamil is actually older than Sanskrit. Both languages extensively borrowed words from each other . Tamil more than Sanskrit, however Sanskrit borrowed the Tamil/Dravidian grammer/syntax and lexicon . Tamil only borrowed words and many of these words there are pure Tamil words. All languages borrow words, that is no big deal but a language borrowing another language’s grammar/syntax and lexicon is a big deal and shows how much influence that language had on the other. This is what Tamil had on Sanskrit. Indo Aryan is the only group in the Indo European family group to have the Dravidian retrolexes. Stop lying the SInhalese alphabet grammar and lexicon and as well as around 35% of its vocabulary is purely derived from Tamil and even eminent Sinhalese historians and scholars have admitted to this , except Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists , especially the ones who are descended from recently migrated Indian Tamil low castes.
                    According to Dr. C.E. Godakmubara, the Sinhala Grammar Sidathsangarawa was based on the Tamil Grammar Virasolium in the 11th A.D. Rev. S. Gnanapiragasam – “There are more than 4.000 Tamil words in the Sinhala vocabulary. If the Sinhala vocabulary is stripped of all the Tamil words there will be no Sinhala language. There were no Sinhalese in Lanka or in any part of the world until the Dipa Vamsa for the first time, referred to the descendants of Tamil (Hindus) who embraced Buddhism in 246 B.C. as Sihala on account of the Lion (no relevance). There is no culture called Sinhala culture. It is the Tamil culture that is projected as Sinhala culture. The 14th day of April is observed as New Year, day only by the Tamils and Sinhala people throughout the world.

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                      Sinhala is not derived from Tamil. Sinhala was developed exclusively in Sri Lanka and originates from Prakrit. Linguistically, Sinhala belongs to the “Indo-Aryan” branch of languages, as do many North Indian languages, whereas Tamil belongs to a different branch. There are thousands of Sinhala poems, none of them was ever written in Tamil. There are no “Sinhala Hindus”, meaning at no time in history did large numbers of Buddhists convert to Hinduism. Despite what you claim about lexicon and grammar, someone who speaks only Sinhala cannot make a sentence in Tamil or read even the simplest Tamil poem. Lastly, caste was never that important to Sinhalese, the way it was for Tamil Hindus. There are no “Brahmins” or “untouchables” in Buddhism. Adopting South Indian cuisine and borrowing some words from another language, does not change someone’s fundamental identity. For example, the English language is approximately Latin, ≈29%. French, ≈29%. Germanic, ≈26%. Greek, ≈6%. Others, ≈10%. If we go by your logic, then the British are descended from the Romans and French.

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            Ravi Perera you are wrong about the casualties. Most of the casualties are Tamils. In Batticaloa church bombing all who died are Tamils. In Kochchikade church bombing the attack has been carefully selected the Tamil service and not Sinhala service and all those who died are Paravars, Colombo Chetties and other Tamils. In Negombo the attack was again clearly targeted a church where lots of Tamil speaking Sinhalese attend, though the service is in Sinhala and attended by other Sinhalese. I am sure that the response of Archbishop who is a Sinhala fanatic is muted because of Tamils being the majority affected and not genuinely remorse.

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        ravi perera the Sinhala Speaking Demela

        “Most Muslims in Sri Lanka are peace loving people.”

        So are all other people except Sinhala/Buddhist fascist like you and your late brethren VP.

        “They played a pivotol role in defeating the tamil lunatics and their dream homeland. “

        And the thalaya got rid of IPKF when your fascist war criminals easing themselves in their uniform and hiding behind VP’s fat bum. By the way Thalaya VP won the war and two elections for the fascists.

        As in 1915 you may need another Thalaya Sumandiran to save your bum and need Tamil speakers to monitor the homegrown Jihadis and fight them (in the beaches) to prevent them from creating a transnational caliphate.

        By the way why didn’t your glorious TID stop the suicide bombers though they received specific intelligence from across the Palk Strait? You should consider subcontracting this island’s security to the Hindians as your leaders subcontracted evicting IPKF to the Thalaya VP.

        However Hindians consider Sri Lanka as the Sinhala state of Hindia yet
        you are allowed to have your own flag, army, president, cabinet, judiciary, ………………… and they retain over all control of their Sinhala state, a tidy arrangement.

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          Great piece of entertainment

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            ravi perera the Sinhala Speaking Demela

            “Great piece of entertainment”

            I hope you would have learned something from my comment.

            By the way why didn’t your glorious TID stop the suicide bombers though they received specific intelligence from across the Palk Strait? You should consider subcontracting this island’s security to the Hindians as your leaders subcontracted evicting IPKF to the Thalaya VP.

            Even for you it should not be difficult to grasp and answer.

            Go recruit Thalayas to fight the caliphate.

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        Most probably you prefer them to follow and side an Arab Salafist/ISIS Thalaivar from Saudi Arabia/Syria, or Iraq and do their destructive bidding. Is that why the Chingkallams and the Chingkalla Sri Lankan government and armed forces were turning a blind eye and even giving covert support to these Islamic extremists when they were making life hell for the eastern province Thamizh. Is that why you appointed an Hindu temple land stealing Islamic extremist with a beautiful name called Hezbullah as the governor of the east , so he can give hell to the Thamizh. Never expected these snakes to bite you too? They will steal the east from its rightful Thamizh owners with the help of racist Chingkallams like you and then make it their Wahhabi/Salafist base and then start their fireworks on the rest of the country and the region. Happy. Chingkalla Fasicists like you will still be saying they helped us to kill the Thamizh and destroy them, so it is fine even if they destroy us too in the end.

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        ravi Perera,

        This is why most people think that it is an attack planned and executed by Muslims fundamentalists in support of powerful Buddhist Sinhala political opportunists. This attack was craefully planned to kill as much as more Tamil Christians and Sinhalese Christians.

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          Ajith

          Don’t talk rubbish. Wether they are Christians or Buddhists we are Sinhalese first. I am upset and angry for the killings because most people who dies were Sinhalese. If this attack was only in Batti, we personally would not have been EXTREMELY upset. [edited out]

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      Rohan you are Racist Tamil Fascist , who constantly posts pro Tamil rubbish on this forum. You are happy that Tamils have murdered thousands of innocent Buddhists and tried to bring the country to its knees. You are also happy that your leaders carried out many massacres of innocent Buddhists and Muslims hoping for a backlash from them as in 1983. I wouldn’t call you an animal because animals act on instinct. You are a vile despicable being who lives and breathes hatred. On the break-up of your body you will be reborn in one of the hellish realms and will suffer for a very long time.
      Have a nice day, while you still can.

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        Another Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist. Please everyone read all her posts as well as Ravi Perera’s posts. These Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists are very joyful that Christians have been killed , especially Tamil Christians. Does not matter who killed them or the way they were killed or the reason . They were killed and someone has done their dirty work and they are joyful and are defending them.. If these Salafists had destroyed something Buddhist , these Fascists will be screeching here for blood but the victims are Christians and largely Christian Tamils so they are happy.

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        Shutup Chingkalla Fascist low life.

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        taraki

        “Rohan you are Racist Tamil Fascist , who constantly posts pro Tamil rubbish on this forum. “

        I believe Tamil Fascism came to an end on 18 May 2009, thanks to VP, Hindians, …

        “You are also happy that your leaders carried out many massacres of innocent Buddhists and Muslims hoping for a backlash from them as in 1983.”

        Whatever said and done like Dr Gota, VP was never a narrowly defined racist for he killed and maimed people from all community, Tamils, Muslims, Sinhalese, Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, …. Both should be proud of themselves being Psychopaths.

        “On the break-up of your body you will be reborn in one of the hellish realms and will suffer for a very long time.”

        Are you sure he will be reborn in this island as your great grandson?

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      Rohan,

      Does Mass Yusuf belong to the 2 percent, Wahhabi-Salafi Terrorists, or to the 99 percent no-Wahhabi terrorists?

      Per Hadith of Najd, Wahhabi-Salafies and their clones follow the Devil, Satan and are Terrorists.

      A Wahhabi-Salafi, by definition is a terrorist. Just Google the Wahhabi sack if Karabala, where 5,000 were killed.That is their tradition and Ideology.

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    Mass Usuf,

    “Christians are anyway peace-loving people. A brave man you are, Sir” – Rev. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith deserves more than that for sure. Being a Muslim, I am not just shocked & deeply worried, but ASHAMED, and I meant it!

    Did Allah gave us fk’ing rights to take up innocent lives? Kill the parents and let the children live, or kill the children and let the parent live, or kill any one? One has to be a human to understand all those, not the one who kills himself on behalf of religion for unknown afterlife would know it…

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      Please use another name for your pseudonym so that others feel free to criticize you if they wish to.

      Soma

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        somass

        This is the good time to bury bad news.
        Start your planned full blown riots now.
        Is your saffron clad neighbour ready with voters’ list?

        Get your saffron clad thug released as you may need a lot of help from him.

        How can I be of assistance to you?
        Can I bring a camera?

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      Mohamed,

      Did God give rights to these Wahabi-Salafi terrorists to kill? No.

      Then who gave them the rights to kill? The Devil, Satan, Iblis.

      Ref. Hadith of Najd. Just Google.

      Google Sack of by the Wahhabis , where they killed 5,000 people.

      Satan and the Wahhabis and clones love death and destruction. It is their theology and nature.

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      Mohamed and Mass Usuf,
      .
      I’m sure that you are both sincere in what you say, and this is the time to say kind things about all those around us with the exception of the ISIS bombers.
      .
      However, the fact is that Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has been more politician than spiritual leader.
      .
      A bit of syncretism, for the time being, is fine, but not forever. we must wake up to reality. For instance, some time later we must get MMDA revised.

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        SINHALA_Man

        I agree with you about the Cardinal. He tried to cover up his first un-Christian outburst by a more statesmanlike announcement later, but it is his first revengeful call that sticks in the memory.

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          He certainly is a politician. But give the man a break. He was only calling for the culprits to be punished (mercilessly). Yes there are so many contradictions in religion and people of religion. See the mercy shown by Allah the merciful to infidel Catholics. The mercy shown to thieves, apostates and adulterers. And see the antics of compassion preaching, dane gobbling, violence inciting Buddhist monks. So lets just say that the Cardinal couldn’t help his baser instincts coming to the fore at the time of this awful incident.

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        Dear Manel,
        .
        I have never met you, but one way or another, we’ve got down to exchanging e-mails. You are a person with the highest and noblest thoughts, and I wanted to look you up, knowing you to be now aging and lonely after leading an exemplary life with an equally noble husband (whom you didn’t want named – for the right reasons).
        .
        Poor you, in your silent world. If somebody does meet you, I guess that you’d have conversation books – rather like it would have been if one visited Beethoven. I’m sure that you would talk in the most cultured tones, but you can’t hear us.
        .
        Why I’m sending out this public message is because in the two e-mails that you’ve BCCed to many (probably) you’ve said, “I feel I just can’t face any more violence in this country.” You’ve also said that you fear that you are incoherent in what you say. Oh, no! Your command of English will not easily go away.
        .
        You seem to be agonising over whether what you said was quite fair. Manel, it will be difficult for us to find a fairer person than you. I will send you a brief e-mail; in the circumstances, it wouldn’t make sense to write to you at length.
        .
        I hope that other readers will understand that there are wonderful people in this world like this sensitive and intelligent woman. This is a dark and naughty world (some words creep in from the last scene in the Merchant of Venice) so shines your nobility on all who read you.
        .
        Many thanks for sharing so much with all of us.

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      Mohamed

      “Did Allah gave us fk’ing rights to take up innocent lives? “

      Could you also ask the Sinhala/Buddhists whether Buddha or the numerous other Sinhala/Buddhist gods, Christian gods, and numerous Hindu gods gave them the rights to take innocent lives.

      “One has to be a human to understand all those, not the one who kills himself on behalf of religion for unknown afterlife would know it…”

      On the above basis could you also condemn the those who were recruited to serve the armed forces, intelligence and home guards.

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    The fault lies more with the government than any religious group. Certain members of the Muslim community alerted the authorities to the attackers well in advance. Besides, some of these attackers were well-educated and financially well-to-do. This kind of attacker is very difficult to stop, because they are not the kind usually monitored by the intelligence services. LTTE suicide bombers came from economically depressed backgrounds, with little to lose, live or die. At least if they died, they became “martyrs.” One had a good mental description of a “Black Tiger.” Whereas, someone who is willing to give up a life of comfort and security for 5 minutes of fame, will slip under the radar. Beyond this question of collective responsibility, there are more fundamental issues which few are addressing, such as overpopulation, lack of integration into the mainstream culture, adequate participation in the political process, women’s rights, etc.

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    Victim? Another Arabian Night fairy tale , just like the Arab origin of the Thamizh South Indian Sri Lankan Muslims? Victim my foot. You Thllukans create victims and havoc and then cry and claim victimhood.

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    Usuf

    Thank you. Make sure to hold muslim leaders accountable for their lapses that lead to the radicalizing of the younger generation.

    Ban madrasas, boycott preachers, missionaries who propagate hate in the name of Allah. Empower muslim people to release their women from the bondage of under-age marriage, forced seclusion and forced-burqa.

    Encourage your relatives to assimilate to the Sri Lankan culture and start identifying as SRI LANKAN-muslim, as opposed to MUSLIM.

    That way, they might not become radicalized and call you “unislamic” and do unto you what they did to the Sinhala. and Tamil christians, and foreigners on Easter sunday.

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    Without being deceived by crocodile tears of the CT Islamist apologists, I must say that when a Muslim like Yusuf says ‘This is my country’, we, the majority Sri Lankan Buddhists and Christians take it to mean ‘Sri Lanka is part of the Islamic caliphate, and therefore it is ours’. ISIS has already declared it. Let them come to take possession of it, we will crush their balls.

    You also declare that Islam is monotheistic, like Christianity. However, the ‘one’ god you seem to be believing in (who has chosen a pedophile to be his prophet) is vastly different from the Christian God. Like the god of your cousins, the Jews, he is a god who promises heaven to those who murder in his name.

    Thank you Yusuf, keep your faith to yourself, or we will make you do so,

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    Then how about this “Allah is the only God” and non believers should not be allowed to exist? Then how about killers in the name of Allah will end up in heaven with Virgins awaiting them? Why you want to create Islam as the only religion in the world? Why you just dont care or worse hate other religions? Why there are no religious tolerance among Muslims? Why you all dont think about others sensitivity? Why you all claim in the west where you have gone as migrants or refugees and say that they are not bound by their respective laws but only Islamic laws? If so why do you all go there? Is it to spread your faith? I learnt that in Australia a Muslim woman refused to stand up before the judge saying that she will only stand in front of Allah and is there any more stupidity or ignorance than this? Why so many Muslims involved in crimes and drug trafficking in SL? Why you all say that you are a disadvantaged community in SL and if so what about the Sinhalese and tamils? When tamils fought for political freedom why did you guys sabotage and even took part in destroying the move? Tamils considered you all as Tamil speaking minority yet you betrayed them for power and for economic reasons? First of all why and how your mother tongue is Tamil? Why you all dont allow anyone to express opinion about Islam and its practices and calling for holly war? Why you claim that non Muslims cannot even say the word Allah? Please note that Muslims of SL are great people and contributed to SL in several ways but this Islamic extremism and blind faith is ruining all of us. You guys dont give a chance to moderate Muslims.

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    Just think about people paralysed for like, maimed for like, parents without children, husband ow wife without wife and children, children without parents. Sri Lanka should destroy wahabi movement. Not all muslims are culprits.

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    There is a story said about an owner of dog. That man was travelling through the desert with his dog. On his way the dog died. He was sitting and crying profusely. Another passerby happened to see this tragedy. He stopped there to investigate the problem and help the man.

    Passerby: “Sorry to see you like this Sir; what happened? Can I be any help for you?”
    Owner: “No dear Friend; my dog has died. He is such lovely pet. Nothing in this world can replace me his loss. I love him like my own child.”
    Passerby: “That is really sad Sir. What happened to your pet?”
    Owner: “Poor fellow didn’t have anything to eat for few days, but kept reeling behind me all these time.”
    Passerby: “Heart drenching story! Anyway where are you going? Why didn’t keep any food with you?” Then he saw a big parcel next to owner and asked him” what is it?”
    Owner: “That is food; to use during rest of my travel.”
    Passerby: You say you love your dog, but couldn’t you have given him some of that and saved him.
    Owner: What are you talking man; now, only my dog died. Tears are free even in desert. I can cry as much as I want. But, if I waste my food before the end of the journey, wouldn’t I also going to die without food?

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    ..
    Ill-will, hatred, strife all ended, In love enfolded, a mighty nation Marching onward, all as one
    ..
    Our values as a nation are clear. We must seek unity in diversity.
    ..
    Common mistake we make is when we assume, there is uniformity in unity.
    ..
    In religion the common argument is there is good and bad. For this to be true there should be a moral law and a moral law giver.
    ..
    Likewise to operate independently as a state we require a constitution. To make it better we need people with morality inside the parliament.
    ..
    Pillars of morality are love, respect and faith. These pillars adds value to humanity.
    ..
    Until one fine day this happens, all we could do is, be a beacon of hope to our fellow citizens, without discrimination.

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    Well done. I believe you are sincere.
    I believe the majority of the Muslims , would agree with you.
    Now , what is the way forward?

    You cannot openly give information for you will be killed.

    The Tamil speaking people were afraid of the LTTE,

    the Sinhalese were afraid of the JVP -I still am.
    They have not apologized for their wrongs of killing bus drivers
    who took their vehicles out during their haratal days -on a chit,
    but they are only enjoying the freedom which they did not want others to enjoy.

    People with similar ideologies are behind all the strikes by medical and other University
    students.
    Free education to destroy the country which is giving it.

    The JVP and those with similar ideologies revel in anarchy

    The Muslims must give information secretly to eliminate these Muslim terrorist.
    The religious leaders of the Mosques must preach against violence.

    No purpose talking about our Prime Minister.
    The voters should send him on compulsory leave at the next election he contests.,
    along with Ravi K and all the inefficient and corrupt Royalist in Parliament, including those in the opposition.

    No purpose talking about the Rajapakse’s and Sirisena.
    In this parliamentary system, rogues put forward rogues and I a stupid voter,
    votes for the rogues of what ever colour.

    With 400 murdered, what does it matter if I too am murdered by our politicians of any colour.

    What a sad plight for the people of the beautiful Island of Sri Lanka.

    I too am wicked.
    The Bible says that the heart of man is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked.
    Jeremiah 17:9.
    That is why I believe the Bible is God’s Word,
    because it describes my heart,which none of you know.

    What about your heart, dear reader?

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    No, the author is lying and deceptive. This is not the first time I have said this about this man. Check previous articles by him and my comments,

    Every Lankan Moslem is a direct or an indirect perpetrator of Jihadism, fanatic Wahabism, vile economic domination and use of all forms of Taqqiya (deception). Sinhalese and Tamils with their easygoing nature are easy victims and their corrupt leaders are easy targets for radical Moslems. Individually and collectively Moslems have brought the non-Moslems in Lanka to their knees and now are about to deal the ultimate Quranic punishement as illustrated in Sura (chapter) 46 the ayah (verse):” When you encounter the unbelievers strike off their heads until you have crushed them completely.” This is what the Moslems did on Easter sunday and will continue to do in the future. And economically they will do the same thing using every type of Taqqiya and finally completely crush the Lankans and make the country an Islamic Republic.

    Lankans only chance is to elect a brutally efficient leader who can save them, who can incarcerate the Moslems, record every one on a database, monitor them, detoxify them by banning all types of Islamic open practices and declaring a moratorium indefinitely of all public practices of Islam. The same leader should impose a tax on all Moslems traders until they pay for each and every victim who died and is injured, and Lanka recovers the $2 Billion or more lost in tourism.

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      This is CT’s resident racist troll. Note he blames ALL Muslims. He is here to set one against the other, to make anti Muslim comments, and he thinks he is smart.

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        I blame all those who cannot say that they treat the Law of the Land above all else. No Moslems will say that, they will say Sharia is above all else. That is it. And Sharia is what is behind the heinous, barbaric acts of terror of Easter Sunday.

        Yes, I am smart, smarter than all the nattering apologists here. If you read my contributions, I was telling about this apocalypse over the past three years at CT. Just go back and read what I said. I have been demonized by everyone, all the Moslems and the naïve and stupid mediocrities who infest CT, as well as those who are actual decent men but foolish enough to believe that Moslems can be fair and normal like everyone one. Case in point Mr. Van Der Poorten who writes to CT often. All of the pooh poohed my writing, saying that I am an extremist. If someone had the wisdom to listen to me an unbelievable horror of hundreds dead and hundred maimed and traumatized, and millions the world over equally traumatized, could have been avoided.

        Also, Lanka will lose billions of dollars worth of revenues from tourism and trade, making the country vulnerable to all the parasite who infest the world, looking for easy victims like Lanka to rape and pillage, and taking the dignity of its people away.

        And to you I am racist. I will wear your badge of “racist” with pride, silly mediocrtic retard. You think you can find reasonable Moslems, no you wont. At home under the cover of their own privacy they are celebrating this victory for Allah. You silly mediocrates have no idea what is going on, just like the way you did not see the massacre coming.

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      Jay Chambers, this is horrific! Who the hell ARE you?
      I am surprised that CT has carried such a hate-filled post.

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        Look, I am not horrible. Did you take a look at the dead, the gore on Easter Sunday? That is horrible. I am only telling the truth, and I am suggesting how to solve the problem of radical Islam.

        And you want to violate the basic principle of free speech and you want to silence CT! You are the one who is supporting terror, directly or indirectly.

        I suggest to the readers, watch this person. Another Jihadi sympathizer here.

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    Most of the Moslems involved had reached the top of the Maslow pyramid and had everything. The last step is “self-fulfilment”. This is probably what they were after.

    They would have said “I have everything I need in this life”. What can I do now to please God so I can enter heaven!

    So that is what they did.

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      Its tough to refuse an invitation to a pool party with 7 underage virgins? :-)

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      No, you are mistaken. In Allah’s pyramid they can jump all the way up immediately by doing a massacre of innocents, and there will be more and more and more to come. Mark my word, they will do this many, many more times with a venom unparralleled in the history of Lanka. Its coming

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    Thank you for Police and the Armed Forces, for preserving the order and I respect them a great

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    Dear Brother, Mass L. Usuf,

    I sense the sincerity in your voice and fervor in your humble plea.

    While I stand with you hand in hand, I take issue with the following.

    Your reference to animals – if you are like me, have had the good fortune to associate with animals, you will see that they exhibit qualities far superior to ours, humans. If you want to know and experience ‘unconditional love’ you need to have a domestic animal.

    Public Hanging: State-sponsored violence cannot be and should not be the punishment for a violent act carried out by a citizen. Studies have shown that capital punishment is NOT a deterrent to criminal acts.

    Having said that, I stand by your sentiment well articulated.

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    The response of the Catholic Clergy and their followers after the slaughter on Sunday has demonstrated clearly the superiority of a love-driven religion over a fear-driven religion.
    The ACJU has pompously called for a day of fasting today Thursday 25 th April. Whom is the ACJU trying to fool ? I am told that all pious Muslims fast as a matter of practice on Mondays and Thursdays being days of voluntary fasts. Why did the ACJU not identify Friday or next Sunday as a special day of fasting in memory of the Christians killed last Sunday ? Did they think that they could subsequently boast that their call for a special fast on Thursday was a ‘success’ ?
    The Muslims must urge the Government to implement Shariah Laws on the members of their community including death for murder, fornication, rape and the smuggling and distribution of illicit drugs. Life imprisonment for illegal business activities. Chopping of hands and other body parts for robbery.

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      I am in total agreement with you Kemo Sabey.

      Tonto

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    Wonder whether we are victims of god/s followers.

    Hadn’t god/s cast their loving or evil eyes upon this planet it would have been a better place to live in harmony.

    In the absence of god they decide peacefully & in the presence they struggle.

    God/s, please withdraw from planet earth.

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    i am very sorry to say this. muslims are incapable of living in a multicultural society as i know them for at least 4 decades. adjustable behaviour is a cornerstone of such living
    everything is alright in muslim majority countries. but in multi cultural societies some flexibility is essential. muslims should not think that soudi is the model for all aspects of day today life. even in soudhi there appears to be reform and i do not want elaborate that point. there is a tendency to go above the their -soudi-religious practices.
    -daya

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    It is true that Muslims unfortunately owing to religious preaching consider themselves as a separate entity. They even feel that they are superior. All this because of brain washings going on in places of worship and religious schools. As long as such views are in place they will never be able to co-exist with other races or religious groups. For them others are all enemies. This is the sad situation. If SL has to survive there ought to be new laws and regulations to control Islamic teachings and practices and all the mosques and matharasas have to be monitored. There should be a monitoring body and strict guidelines. Every religion ought to have freedom of practice but in this case if it is going to ruin the country and its people then something have to be done urgently. Even the so-called dress code such as Burga has to be banned. Muslims unfortunately becoming so extremist minded and it is going from bad to worse. Colombo and other areas show more burgas than in other Muslim countries such as Malaysia. What do they achieve by this except exhibiting their extreme uncompromising stand. Some years ago what a lovely Muslim people we had, ladies in their charming and pretty head cover with saree and how it enhanced their charm and muslim identity. Now they go about like ghosts in such an unhealthy and unholy attire. Hightime they change their views and belief. Ban this wahabism altogether from SL.

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    In spite of the photo of the author super-imposed on a background of book-shelves (like Gota did some time ago) and his reference to these murderers as animals (animals are far better in many ways than us humans) and deterrents that are violent, its good that you’ve raised your thoughts. I also liked Sarath Fonseka’s recent speech in the Sri Lankan parliament (although not a fan of his) where he clearly told things as they really were…bravo..!

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      Lasantha Pethiyagoda,

      I once had a Muslim friend who borrowed my Graduation gown, wore it, sat in front of my book shelf and pleaded me to take a photo. Once I took the photo, the bugger used it on all of his job applications in the States.

      That’s what a Muslim if for ya.

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    Old King, Rishard, Hezbollah ………giving out bold & brave interviews; letting out rivers to flow from their eyes (what a compassionate speech Richard made in parliament to challenge the notion of Muslim politicians let the Wanathamulla plotters to go); but Ranil is stammering. He could not deny or accept if this is retaliation for New Zealand. Local media says so but New Zealand Prime minister denied it saying that she doesn’t have seen anything in her country to support that theory. Ranil said Chinese and Pakistani agencies are working on investigations for him to sort this out. But Media said Australia, US and Interpol are here to investigate this. He said America and India Informed of this impending attack (Please don’t ask me to explain, then, how come he missed the warning, too). But American Ambassador has unequivocally denied if she or her country know this any earlier or have passed any tips to Appe Aanduwa.

    What is Ranil’s Point? If West protest to him working with Iran and Syria and Cuba and China, he will work with ISIS to teach them a lesson?

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    Yusuf

    I welcome your article.

    Manel

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    Victim? Seriously?
    Facebook is inundated with long harangues like this written too late by pseudo mourners like you.
    Nothing. These words mean absolutely nothing.
    Go say that you are a victim to the parents of the 45 children who have died.
    WE Have voted for Imitiaz Bakir Maker, we have voted for MH Mohammad, Fauzie. Your politicians who harboured these terrorists are uttering nonsense and defending them.
    VICTIM!!!???
    DID YOU SERIOUSLY CALL YOURSELF A VICTIM?
    F**K you!

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      They have no shame. Zero. They can’t be trusted even as much as a street dog.
      They will lie through their teeth. Cry a river of tears and they will insult the actual victims by associating with the actual victims.

      They are just writing these articles to prevent only one thing, retaliation. Because they know the only thing that will balance the scales and revert their progress is a massive uprising.

      Once the dust settles, they will know it’s time for the next mass bombing.

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    Thank you for your words sir. We know the majority of Moslems in Sri Lanka do not celebrate the deeds of these suicide bombers. They too seem to be the victims of a sinister, intimidating terror exerted by Wahabi and Salafi preachers and their followers which is a growing force in Sri Lanka. Add to this the covert expansionism, both demographic and territorial practiced by the likes of Rishard Bathurdeen and Hisbollah. These are seen as threatening develpments by the Sinhalese and Tamils alike. They do not see traditional Moslems as threatening and have benign feelings towards them as you well know from the 70s 80s and 90s. It is this new type that is becoming both a national and global threat. We believe in religious freedom and free dom of religious expression. But when people start dying in their hundreds survival instincts kick in, resolve starts weakening with regard to tolerance and hardening around fighting back and hitting out at whatever we find threatening.

    You may have seen me railing against Gnanasara and his sponsor Gota in these pages. Many Sinhalese voted for Yaha Palanaya because they couldn’t stand the harassment dealt to Moslems under the previous government. And I readily acknowledge BBS actions would have played their role in these terrorists decision to slaughter 360 innocent people. But if you remember, even the BBS in their own disgustingly uncivilized manner were campaigning to end Whabbism and what they saw as expansionism.

    Only time will tell how things will pan out. This is a highly polarising event for Sri Lanka which could well end in a blood bath. Leave alone violence. Even a general boycott of moslem buisnesses can be very damaging to the community. So I think some ground needs to be given somewhere to calm tempers. Time to move on those fire and brimstone preachers wearing alien attire, enforcing alien attire and calling for blood from their pulpits.

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    We must not dismiss deeply felt, sincere outpourings of the heart like those communicated here by Mass L Usuf.

    And we must take very seriously attempts to stir up anti-Muslim violence in response to this awful massacre.

    In this connection I was disturbed to see 2 articles today on Lanka Web by a Dr Hewapathirane, demonising Muslims and Islam. On Googling him I find he is a retired academic (!) with a history of similarly hate-stirring articles.

    In fact, the only article I have so far seen by him which says anything positive, is one in which he hails the appearance of the BBS as a great happening for Buddhism. He is full of enthusiasm for them.

    This is a man who was a Presidential advisor for some years to the former President.

    Whom, I wonder, is he advising now?

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      Manel Fonseka, you don’t have the luxury of wallowing in sweetheart emotional nonsenses about Taqqiya (Quranic deception to be use with retards and unsuspecting morons) experts like Usuf. They have been celebrating the first victory of Allah vs. Kaffirs over the past several days. If someone has the brains to insert a hidden camera in the Moslems homes you will get the video. All over the world the celebrations have been going on for the past few days.

      So get off your silly nincompoop seat and smell the blood and gore of the unbeliever and get used to the coming Moslem victory, the coming Islamic Republic Al Lanki. Y

      As for the other readers who have a brain and can think, just look at what happened historically in any land that encountered Moslems, and if you want to survive appoint a man to the seat of power who can save the land. Already it is very late, and a Moslem population bomb is exploding with the highest birthrates for Moslems on planer earth, right there is the Eastern province of Lanka. Many more Jihadis are born every day, and they will devour the Lankan simpletons like the Devil himself. Wake UP!!

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        Dear Jay Chambers’
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        I have read every word of what you have written, and I understand that there is a possibility that the horrors that you describe may be realistic.
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        However, I will act on the lines suggested by Manel, in the full realisation that the evil public actions may indeed mirror the activity that you claim to be secretly taking place “in every Muslim home”.
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        I think that your fears are exaggerated, but I cannot prove them to be so. If that be the case, that signals the end of civilisation as we know it. All that is man-made must perish. We can curse the fact that it is we who have been born to face the horrible “last days”. “End of the World”? Possible. Please study what I have said, above, about Manel.
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        I still stand with Manel.

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    MASS L USUF: Remember the times, when you all the Muslim writers bashing BBS, Sinhala Buddhists and the bhikku Ghanasara. You people were covering and hiding all the Muslim atrocities against Sinhala buddhists and Bhikkus and buddhism such as Vandalizing Buddha statues. All other anti-Sinhala buddhists
    said bhikkus should talk only when you guys ask them to talk. Now you come and say, I am also innocent. Do you rememberin how many cities Muslims went AGAINST BUDDHISTS, buddhist practices, how many bhikkus were beaten, how man buddhists were killed, howmanyBuddha statuews were vandalized and the extent of the expansion. anuradhapura is a Ancient buddhist city. but, muslum Politicians says there are 150 mosques. Buddhists hdo not have rights to practice their religeon and live culture.

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    Our politicians are the main culprits of these attacks I suppose. They recognized Islamism as Official religion of this land by basic law of the country. It says the other religions worshipers or none believers are vile animals. That means Muslims even can eat human flash if killed in halal way. Muslims do not have respect for the others. We should not have accepted Islamism as one of official religion here by our constitution. Until British took over our country, Our kings or even Dutch & Portuguese never allowed to practice Islamism in this Land.No mosques built that period. Only the British allowed to build Mosque.Our kings ,Dutch & Portuguese knew the brutalities of Islamism.Sunday attack is clear evidence for it. All Muslims believe Thouhid or only one god concept. Their basic literature vouch for it. That means these 359 dead & 500 odds injured are victims of British ruling. Should make claim from British & its queen Elisabeth.and also from Kolvin R de Silva’s living relatives. Kolvin was the one who made Islamism one of official religion though the other parties of then government opposed it. Now we should force to correct the error made by them. Then Muslims have to adhere to basic rules of the country if they want to continue with Islamism. Government have to ban Islamism here until proper arrangement is agreed upon. otherwise this killing trend may continue. .

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    I would like to urge the writer and his fellow Muslims to look inwards first. Check what are being preached at their mosques every Friday. Radicalisation starts at the mosques, Muslim schools or madrasas and in their own homes. I was recently told by someone who lives in Maradana that she could hear Muslim children singing in a nearby school that their wish to see the whole of Sri Lanka and the world to be Muslim. This expansionist ideology creates a mindset at a very young age of child to work towards converting whole neighbourhoods to Islam and some of them would take that extra step of facilitating that conversion by physically destroying people of different views and faiths like what happened on Easter Sunday. It is the responsibility of the writer and their fellow Muslims to work within their communities to challenge this virus before they become victims of their own hatred.

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      Hela

      “It is the responsibility of the writer and their fellow Muslims to work within their communities to challenge this virus before they become victims of their own hatred.”

      Had you followed the same advice some 60 years ago we would not have had the riots and wars that we have witnessed.

      “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
      ― Mahatma Gandhi

      Therefore stop being a stupid ass and get on with changing yourself and your fellow Sinhala/Buddhist fascists.

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      Hela,

      As we speak, there are skirmishes in the East (Samanthurai, Kalmuani etc) between STF and Muslim terrorists.

      It’s time for the Air Force to strike back and start galvanizing those Kfir Jets once again. Ask the Sinhalese and the Tamils to leave the East and bombard the rest.

      BOOM BOOM BOOOOOM.

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      I think that it would be sensible to follow a consistent policy of this sort and ask Muslim leaders to co-operate with other communities so as to safeguard Muslims.
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      It is true that there seem to be true that there are sections of the Koran that lend themselves to various interpretations.
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      Absolute sincerity on the part of all is imperative. Other communities, too, should give up supremacist ideologies.

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    Retarded Lt Shameful,

    What a fool you are. Dont they recruit brainy guys into the forces? Oh only the poor sinhala youth join out of poverty and get killed. If you want to do that why do we have a military. When the JVP thrastavathies were running riot in the south then you should have asked the Sinahals to go to Orissa and the Tamils to TN, Muslims to Kathankudy and Sainthamaruthu and then your BOOM BOOM BOOM. What a brainy exsoldier.

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