7 June, 2023


In Sri Lanka, Muslims Replacing Tamils As Perceived Enemy

By Rosie Dimanno

Rosie Dimanno

Rosie Dimanno

Attacks on mosques stir anew religious tensions in Sri Lanka, where about 9 per cent of the population — 1.4 million — practise Islam.

Cellphone cameras captured the ugly scene: Muslims being chased through the streets by maddened Buddhists.

The vandals had just attacked a mosque in the Grandpass neighbourhood on the capital’s outskirts, falling upon Muslims at Friday prayers, smashing windows, then pursuing the worshippers with clubs, hurling stones. At least five people were hospitalized.

That was in early August and stirred anew religious tensions in this country, where about 9 per cent of the population — 1.4 million — practise Islam. Most are known as Moor Muslims, descendents of Arab traders who plied their trade along Sri Lanka’s coast as far back as the eighth century.

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  • 3

    Who are the people which gets killed most in today’s world?
    Who kills them?
    Who provide the money?
    Who provides weapons,bombs?
    The west(US,UK,Canada,France)
    What did you say Rosie?

  • 5

    Not just in SL but also in USA, UK, France, Australia, etc.

    Everywhere in Europe, Americas and Oceania Muslims are perceived as the enemy.

  • 2

    rosie, [Edited out]

  • 0

    Muslims go to Middle East Hindus go to India Christian go to Rome Buddhist should go to India and fuck ur self only Srilankan has the right to stay in Sri lanka

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