23 September, 2020

Blog

Inviting Blair & Dismissing Muslim Sentiments

By Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

A Daily Mirror report on 12 August 2015 stated that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his family arrived in Sri Lanka previous day on a two week holiday on an invitation by Foreign Minister Mangala Samarwaeera.

Allowing war criminal Tony Blair to step in to the soil of Sri Lanka, dismissing the sentiments of the island’s Muslim community and all other right thinking people, is not only shocking and insulting but disgraceful.

The question is whether this is due to ignorance on international affairs or indifference towards sentiments of Muslims here and abroad.

This demonstrates Foreign Minister Samaraweera has opted to be with the neo con United States led European war mongers who, implementing the Zionist Jewish agenda, has turned the Muslim Middle East into a killing field and destroyed Muslim societies.

Minister Samaraweera’s and his UNP leadership’s special love for Israel, United states, UK and European war mongers is not unknown to people here. However what one cannot understand is the wisdom behind inviting a war criminal, despised by even the British public, on a government invitation almost a week before the parliamentary elections.

Tony Blair

Tony Blair

The question is that if this is how Muslim sentiments were dismissed when they plan to vote for UNP one could imagine what is in store for them after the elections.

Though mainstream media played down the invitation, Muslims take serious note of this in view of this especially ever increasing Israeli presence, with the full support of the previous and present governments, with its global agenda to destroy Muslim societies worldwide.

Mainstream Sri Lankan media depends on the pro Jewish western media which remains integral part of US led western war machine for its international coverage.

Thus most people in the island perhaps may be not aware of the magnitude of the barbarity perpetrated on Iraq and its innocent people by US led war mongers.

Thus this article for those interested.

Iraq is an ancient country where many great ancient civilisations such as Mesopotamia, Sumer, Akkad, Mesopotamian, Babylonian and Assyria flourished between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers for more than 7,000 years.

Today’s Iraqi is the creation of western colonial powers in the aftermath of World War 1.

In the 1960s Iraqi President Hassan Al Bakr nationalized the country’s oil resources plundered by Western oil companies. However United States recruited Saddam Hussein to assassinate President Bakr and install him as Iraq’s dictator. With oil wealth Iraq was turned into an almost developed country where people enjoyed best of comforts.

In the early 1980s Saddam Hussein was manipulated by US,UK,Europe,Israel ,Saudi Arabia and the other Guff countries to declare war on Iran which, under the new revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini, was trying to export Islam to the Gulf.

The result was the eight year Iraq- Iran war destroying both countries, killing almost a million Muslims to the benefit of Israel and the weapons manufacturers in US, UK and Europe.

Iraq emerged victorious in the war alarming Israel and Saudi Arabia which were all out to destroy Iraq’s battle hardened war machine.

US President George Bush Sr tricked Saddam Hussein to invade Kuwait and triggered the Gulf war in 1990. Later under the guise of liberating Kuwait George Bush Sr, unleashed a ferocious bombing campaigns in known history and pushed Iraq to its pre-historic age.

Bush used cluster bombs to rip bodies apart, napalm and white phosphorous to cling and burn skin and small nuclear bomb type fuel air explosives to cause other damage. The total amount of bombs dropped on Iraq was far more than the bombs dropped by the allies in the entire World War II. The military campaign, financed by the Gulf States led by Saudi Arabia, incinerated around 130,000 Iraqi civilians. The western weapons industry flourished as they sold a staggering $ 157 billion worth of armaments.

Battered by aerial bombardments and crippled by UN sanctions that killed more than 500,000 children, Iraq was virtually an occupied country. Since 1991 Iraqis were subjected to untold misery, hardships, and more than one-third of the population were exposed to malnutrition, epidemics, miscarriages and declining life expectancy.

Once again implementing the Zionist design to destroy Iraq George Bush Jr and Tony Blair unlashed a fierce media campaign, selling lies and deception, to indiscriminately bomb Iraqi cities in 2003 with unprecedented intensity. Day in and day out the skies over Iraq rained bombs which shook the earth and relegated once thriving cities into bloody human abattoirs. Child survivors, many of them maimed for life, remain haunted by the nightmare of the gruesome catastrophe. Screaming in fear and panic, they simply could not comprehend why they were being subjected to such horror and heartlessness.

Then there emerged shocking pictures of American troops’ gang-raping Iraqi women. These hapless women were forcibly dragged out of their homes, screaming in terror, stripped naked and gang-raped by the very people who had ostensibly been there to protect them. Nonetheless, such criminal depravity had been committed by so-called civilised uniformed personnel of Bush and Blair representing the most powerful military nation on earth.

Among the victims, were ordinary housewives, mothers and daughters – all brought up in a decently conservative society and whose religious traditions have always valued feminine purity as a prerequisite for a happily wedded life? Did Bush and Blair who perpetrated these appalling crimes ever stop to wonder that their victims were the same kind of women as their mothers and sisters at home?

Hundreds of thousands of innocent men and women were arbitrarily arrested and subjected to the most sadistic and savage forms of torture, which brought swift condemnation from all over the world.

The invading forces used the most vicious interrogation techniques including hooding, stripping detainees naked, subjecting them to extremes of heat, cold, noise and light, and depriving them of sleep – in violation of the Geneva Conventions and the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. This heartless routine that included infliction of pain, discomfort and humiliation has expanded in all too many cases into vicious beatings, sexual degradation, sodomy, electrocution, near drowning, and near asphyxiation. Several detainees had died under questionable circumstances while in incarceration.

Obviously, these bestial crimes were kept under wraps until Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh published a series of exposé articles illustrated by damning photos of the torture by US military police of prisoners in the Iraqi prison of Abu Ghraib near Baghdad.

The photographs included images of a hooded prisoner with wires fixed to his body, nude inmates piled in a human pyramid – a lewd type of Karma Sutra circus where the performers were forced into simulating mass sexual techniques. The harrowing pictures also showed a dog savagely attacking a prisoner and other inmates being forced to masturbate or simulate sex with each other.
The destruction of Iraq had been so meticulously planned, embracing every aspect that one of their main aims was to physically eliminate academics, professionals and other intellectuals from the society for generations to come. There were reports that Israel’s secret service Mossad arrived with a list of names and addresses of professionals such as university lecturers, professors, scientists, doctors, lawyers, engineers and other intellectuals, and went from house to house, killing them in their sleep.

According to many latest reports, 2,000 doctors, killed, and 5,500 academics and intellectuals assassinated or imprisoned.

In many cases, they used sharp weapons to cut the throats of husband in the presence of wives who were killed later. American forces looted the museums and robbed very valuable historic artefacts. They armed Shiites and Sunnis and provoked civil war.

Besides massacring innocent civilians, the US troops mercilessly slaughtered Iraqi soldiers who had surrendered, but unfortunately, for the world, no one will know exactly how many Iraqis perished in this carnage as it happened during the 1991 Kuwaiti crisis and in the Bush war against Muslim Afghanistan.

They even burnt birth, marriage, death, land, company, industrial and vehicle registration offices and all other such places to create chaos.

In Fallujah, a city of 300,000 people, they dropped even cluster bombs and used phosphorous weapons that caused severe burns in the military’s most intense urban fighting since the days of Vietnam. Within ten days Fallujah has been laid waste, a hell on earth of shattered bodies and destroyed buildings while the city entered history as the place where US imperialism carried out a crime of immense proportions.

The head of Turkey’s Parliamentary Human Rights Committee said this genocide surpassed those of Pharaoh, Hitler and Mussolini.

The carnage was very well planned and timed. Bush and his neo con team of war mongers did not want the world to know about their murderous holocaust in Fallujah.

Later reports emerged of the US military using banned napalm, poison gas and other outlawed weapons to kill innocent civilians. Hundreds of “melted” bodies proved that the napalm gas had been used. Residents said “invading troops used everything – tanks, artillery, infantry, poisonous gas and other non-conventional weapons to raze Fallujah to the ground. They used these weird bombs that put up smoke like a mushroom cloud. Then small pieces fell from the air with long tails of smoke behind them. Pieces of these bombs exploded into large fires that burnt the skin even when water was thrown on the burns. Phosphorous weapons as well as napalm are known to cause such effects and people suffered so much from these.

There has been nothing like the attack on Fallujah since the Nazi invasion and occupation of much of the European continent—the shelling and bombing of Warsaw in September 1939 and the terror bombing of Rotterdam in May 1940. All the talk about precision bombing in Iraq is dust thrown in the public’s eyes.

Twelve years later today Bush and Blair have killed almost two million Iraqi men, women, children and the aged, driven almost five million Iraqis into refugee camps in neighbouring countries, four million Iraqis are refugees in their own country while more than half the population suffer from starvation.

Iraq today is a country of two million widows and five million orphans many of whom are homeless. Almost a third of Iraq’s children suffer from malnutrition. Some 70 per cent of Iraqi girls no longer go to school. Medical services, once the best in the region, have totally collapsed: 75 per cent of medical staff has left their jobs, half of them have fled the country, and after six years of “reconstruction” health services in Iraq still do not meet minimum standards.

Iraq’s infrastructure is in ruins. There is lawlessness everywhere with sectarian thugs and gangs virtually running the show, driving terror among people already subjected to unbearable sufferings.

Today the entire Iraqi population remains traumatised and these are the obscene images of crimes that cry out to the Heavens for vengeance.

Describing the barbarity in Iraq British Nobel laureate Playwright Harold Pinter had this to say;

“The invasion of Iraq was a bandit act, an act of blatant state terrorism, demonstrating absolute contempt for the concept of international law. The invasion was an arbitrary military action inspired by a series of lies upon lies and gross manipulation of the media and therefore of the public; an act intended to consolidate the American military and economic control of the Middle East masquerading – as a last resort – all other justifications having failed to justify themselves – as liberation. A formidable assertion of military force responsible for the death and mutilation of thousands and thousands of innocent people.

We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to the Iraqi people and call it ‘bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East’. Therefore it is just that Bush and Blair be arraigned before the International Criminal Court of Justice.

These are the crime records of Bush and Blair.

And our Foreign Minister Samaraweera invites Tony Blair, one of the two main architects of this genocide and destruction, on a two week holiday.

This is the lowest depth to which Sri Lanka, once a proud and inspiring third world country loved by the entire Arab world with great affection, has descended to.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 18
    9

    Mr. Farook, What Foreign Policy or diplomacy do you expect from MangalaS who will better serve our fashion industry in Battik printing and designing garments than in government? I suggest you or anyone else the chance to listen on Youtube to Mr. George Galloway (Previous UK MP Bradford West) and his take on the “warmongering” Blair. This should shed some light on encouraging “war criminals” to set foot into this country! What a shame and slap in the face of our Muslim voters at a crucial time when a General election is days ahead and the UNP need every single Muslim vote.

    • 4
      1

      Latheef Farook

      RE:Inviting Blair & Dismissing Muslim Sentiments

      “Allowing war criminal Tony Blair to step in to the soil of Sri Lanka, dismissing the sentiments of the island’s Muslim community and all other right thinking people, is not only shocking and insulting but disgraceful.”

      This is quite interesting, because Tony Blair is accused of being a War Criminal along with his Co-War Criminal George Bush and others.

      Why not make an Application to the Police and Courts asking them to Arrest Tony Blair, the Accused War Criminal and make International Head lines.

      After all we still have our war Criminals in Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa and Gotabaya Rajapaksa, at large.

      May be Sri Lankans should organize a Dinner Event for the War Criminals at the Galle Face Green, with Tony Blair, Mahinda Rajapaksa and Gotabaya Rajapaksa as Chief Guests after the 17th of August.

      Other Accused War Criminal Henry Kissinger.

      The Trial of Henry Kissinger

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

      The Trial of Henry Kissinger (2001) is Christopher Hitchens’ examination of alleged war crimes of Henry Kissinger, the National Security Advisor and later United States Secretary of State for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Acting in the role of the prosecution, Hitchens presents Kissinger’s involvement in a series of alleged war crimes in Indochina, Bangladesh, Chile, Cyprus and East Timor.

      Summary
      In the words of Hitchens, Kissinger deserves prosecution “for war crimes, for crimes against humanity, and for offenses against common or customary or international law, including conspiracy to commit murder, kidnap, and torture.”[1] He further calls him “a stupendous liar with a remarkable memory.”[2]

      The book takes the form of a prosecutorial document, as Hitchens limits his critique to such charges as he believes might stand up in an international court of law following precedents set at Nuremberg and elsewhere. These link Kissinger to war casualties in Vietnam, massacres in Bangladesh and Timor and assassinations in Chile, Cyprus, and Washington, D.C. Hitchens, who was a writer for Vanity Fair and The Nation, had a history of skewering Democrats (he is the author of a provocative book on the Clintons, No One Left to Lie To) as well as Republicans.

      The book is written from an authorial position of moral outrage, and calls for Americans not to ignore Kissinger’s record. In the author’s words, “They can either persist in averting their gaze from the egregious impunity enjoyed by a notorious war criminal and lawbreaker, or they can become seized by the exalted standards to which they continually hold everyone else.”[3]

      Publication history[edit]
      Highlights from the book were serialized in Harper’s Magazine in February and March 2001.[4]

      The book was re-issued in 2012 by Atlantic Books and Twelve Books along with two other short polemics by Hitchens, The Missionary Position, an attack on the status and celebrity of Mother Teresa, and No One Left to Lie To, a criticism of the political maneuvering and personal character of President Bill Clinton.[5]

      Documentary film
      The book inspired the 2002 documentary film, The Trials of Henry Kissinger, which was co-written by Hitchens and fellow writer/director, Alex Gibney.[6] Hitchens makes an appearance in the film, being interviewed about Kissinger. The documentary also features film of Kissinger but only in archive footage.[

    • 1
      1

      Latheef Farook

      RE: Inviting Blair & Dismissing Muslim Sentiments

      Inviting Blair the No.2 Terrorist & Dismissing Muslim Sentiments

      The No. 1 Terrorist is George Bush. Blair is No.2.

      An Atheist asked a good question then argued and challenged Dr Zakir Naik BUT GREAT REPLIES

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-oxDUG9DQg

    • 1
      0

      Latheef Farook

      RE: Inviting Blair & Dismissing Muslim Sentiments

      The Origins of War Criminals, Jinns and Inlis, Devil and Satans.

      The Origins of Shaytan Iblis The Devil in Islam

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRJu9lUFBZE

      Interesting Story.

      Iblis, Satan, Shaitan. ISIS, Wahhabis and the various shades of criminals who follow the Devil, Iblis, Satan, from one point of view, One hypothesis, the Iblis-Jinn Hypothesis.

      Are Tony B;air and George Bush agents of Iblis, Satan, just like the Wahhabi and ISIS?

      • 3
        0

        Amarasiri

        Thank you very much for the link you posted.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRJu9lUFBZE

        Zakir Naik should be congratulated for exposing the hypocricy of the Western democracies. He had the guts to publicly declare to the whole world in Australia, George Bush as the No.1 terrorist of the world, and that the 9/11 WTC attacks as engineered by the Zionist / Christian Far Right combine, of which George Bush, and his Vice President et al were part. The so-called terrorism experts of Sri Lanka should definitely take the time to watch the video.

        In addition to the direct murder of over a million people in Afghanistan and Iraq by Bush, the miseries unleashed by George Bush in 2001 are still continuing in the Middle East and around the world. And innumerable dictators around the world, including our own Mahinda and Gotabaya Rapakses have been benefitting, particularly under the so-called prevention of terrorism legislations.

        CT readers who wish to spend some time understanding the “real” terrorism prevailing today, may please watch this most interesting and illuminating video: Is Terrorism a Muslim Monopoly? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEb2nRYQa44

        It is so sad that our own Mangala Samaraweera has invited Bush’ lap dog Tony Blair to visit and enjoy Sri Lankan hospitality at Sri Lanka taxpayers account. Shame on you Mangala. Shame, Shame, Shame.

        Thanks again Amarasiri.

  • 10
    6

    While I completely agree with Latheef Farook’s CV of Tony Blair, I do not think it is wrong to invite TB to Sri Lanka by FM.

    We have a quagmire created by MRAR, soon after war without the knowledge of the government inviting Ban Kin Moon and signing/authorizing UN to have international inquiry on final stages of war.

    Inviting TB from What I see there are 2 aspects to this invitation 1st TB can influence the UK Policy towards Sri Lanka though it will not have much impact on the actual policy stance itself nevertheless his 2 weeks stay in Sri Lanka could have an impact on that.

    2nd I think maybe the most obvious reason and beneficial cause, TB is coming here on 2 weeks holiday with his family UK tabloids might pick up every fart he and his family discharge. That could enhance Sri Lanka as a Tourist destination, what we are lacking is attracting high spenders from EU.
    TB visit could do a world of good to our tourism industry, if we were able to impress him with our charms. (I doubt any one will not be fascinated by what we have to offer as a premier tourist destination) “Winter is Coming” (a line from GT), yes so this is the right time to get the bugger down and get them to burn some skin.

    Sometimes we have to dance with the devil ! but not too many times like MARA.

    A new dawn is awaiting. Fingers crossed. Plea to Baiyo – come out of your quagmire !

    • 4
      4

      “so this is the right time to get the bugger down and get them to burn some skin.”

      Burning some skin. Not a big task for our sex starved SriLankan thugs.Send the bugger to one of our resorts down south. They lust for pale skins there. But I hope Cherie still looks good enough for them.

    • 1
      1

      Afzal

      “TB is coming here on 2 weeks holiday with his family UK tabloids might pick up every fart he and his family discharge.”

      According to my elders he is fading away from the political scene. A left winger Jeremy Corbyn who is contesting for the leadership of labour party, a long term critic of Blair is gaining momentum. Not that Jeremy has any chance of becoming the next labour Prime Minister, however he is shaping the political debate and exploring alternative policies.

      • 0
        0

        Native,

        Unlike you I don’t have the luxury of elderly advisory board. U r so lucky !

        But yes I too gather TB is fading I checked some of usual UK tabloid papers no one has bothered to pick up TB SL visit. Maybe our BBS or some other Sena should create some commotion. It seems just a fart is not going to make much ripples. This is where I see the value of MARA. There would have been such a colorful welcome for TB. (sigh ) how wonderful it would have been if we had MARA in power !

    • 6
      0

      Thanks, Afzal, for bringing in some realism.

      I can’t help feeling that too often Muslims take themselves and their religion much too seriously! And while being less than 10% of the population (but increasing!), they expect everybody else in the country to fall in line.

      I can’t help it: this comment may appear to be horribly racist. I do recognise that Blair and Bush are very much to blame for the Iraq war; there’s little positive that one can say about Bush, but Blair has to be taken just that bit more seriously. Also, Mangala Samaraweera may have suggested that they sample Sri Lanka, but it isn’t an official visit. Why can’t we regard them as just tourists, who will possibly do a little more snooping around than others owing to their having being more in the limelight than is usual?

      Basically, we can’t always operate at the same level of heightened tension; I’m not sure that I’m expressing myself as felicitously as I’d wish to, but I hope you get my drift.

      • 1
        1

        Sinhala_Man

        “Why can’t we regard them as just tourists, who will possibly do a little more snooping around than others owing to their having being more in the limelight than is usual? “

        War criminals are the wrong type of tourists. Otherwise, the country will be known as the pace where the war criminals go, Sri Lanka.

        England needs to keep their war criminals at ho,me, just like Sri Lanka is doing keeping Mahinda Rajapaksa and Gotabaya Rajapaksa at home.

        Whores and hookers are much more respectable.

  • 18
    7

    Mr Frook,

    “Allowing war criminal Tony Blair to step in to the soil of Sri Lanka, dismissing the sentiments of the island’s Muslim community and all other right thinking people, is not only shocking and insulting but disgraceful.”

    Tony Blair is a war criminal because Britain invaded Iraq under his watch! Because Irag is a Muslim country and how dare the infidels attack a Muslim country; this is your contention, right?

    Have you uttered a ward about the inbred war criminals in Sri Lanka? You have not. Is it because the victims were not Muslims?

    What would you say to the nato being led by Britain that liberated Muslims in the bulkens? You Muslims are partisan as anything! You have no loyalty towards Sri Lanka but to anything Muslims.

    The Tamils have a beef with the Sinhala and they are standing up for their rights and once their grievances have been settled there will be no questions about their aligence to the country. But for the Muslims it is a problem and this will be their self-destruction!

    • 8
      3

      yes the Muslims did nt show disgust towards LTTE properly, the biggest war criminals

    • 4
      3

      Burning Issue

      ‘The Tamils have a beef with the Sinhala and they are standing up for their rights and once their grievances have been settled there will be no questions about their aligence to the country”

      Dream on, you idiot. And enjoy your Kavun.

      • 1
        0

        Charles Anthony,

        Thanks for your comment. Pipe dreams are easy to endulge in but one has to face the reality and I hope soon you comprehend that.

    • 4
      1

      Burning Issue

      “Have you uttered a ward about the inbred war criminals in Sri Lanka? You have not. Is it because the victims were not Muslims? “

      This is called Double Standards.

      Buddhists do the Same. They Protest, only when the Buddhist are victims. When the Buddhists are the aggressors or killers, they remain silent. ask the Tamils and Muslims.

      Tamils, do that. Christians do that, Jews do that, Hindus do that, and Muslims do that too.

      Only agnostics and atheists do NOT do that because, they have a SINGLE STANDARD, the single standards of Humanity and hot hung up on Mythology and Myths.

      • 1
        0

        Agreed in to to. Appreciate the statement. Still Agnostics and Atheists have no place in this world as people are too scared to think far and challenge religious beliefs after reading or listening to those arguments.

      • 1
        1

        It seems that Mr Amarasiri and a few others are the darlings of Colombo Telegraph. This coterie is allowed unedited abusive comments or as the above response evinces meaningless, inarticulate comments.

        • 1
          0

          gigurawa

          “This coterie is allowed unedited abusive comments or as the above response evinces meaningless, inarticulate comments.”

          Basically you didn’t get it.

          Its not too late. You too can catch up with Amarasiri by 2040 so long as you are determined to find a secular guru, work hard, practice regular meditation and spend a spell in the jungle.

          Arrested development is the most common and recurring disease in this island. I wish you well.

    • 3
      0

      Agree with Burning Issue.

      I would be absolutely elated, if Tony Blair were to be hand-cuffed and dragged into a courtroom, to be tried for war crimes. Rather than sitting on one of our beaches and enjoying Gin Tonic.

      However, not at the behest of other hypocritical religious fanatics, such as Latheef Farook. Just like Tony Blair.

      Mr. Latheef Farook should not worry too much about Tony Blair. Because “rulers” of so called Muslim countries and average “Muslims” themselves are doing a damn good job destroying plenty of innocent Muslim lives themselves anyway. Those, by far are the biggest killers of Muslims.

      Rulers of the so called “Holy Land”, Saudis and others buy all their advanced weapons from UK. They did so specially during Tony Blair’s time. Such tools are used in turn to keep their subjects forever dumb, immersed only in Wahhabi Islamic dogma. Average Saudi Muslims continue to believe Saudi Royal family rules by some sort of a divine decree.

      Remember who hugged Tony Blair in the desert? Outside a luxurious tent. Gaddafi. Yet another “Good Muslim”.

      From Yemen, Tunisia, Nigeria, Iraq, Syria to Afghanistan and in countless other places Muslims are being butchered by other followers of The Quran.

      For a Muslim, sudden death, torture, humiliation, illiteracy & bottomless poverty often comes via so called fellow Muslims. In so called Muslim countries. Not via Tony Blair or UK.

      Focus on that Latheef Farook! Before anything else.

      Please get out of your self-imposed “Muslim” Box. The world has a lot more to offer.

      Cheers!

      • 1
        0

        Ben Hurling

        “Mr. Latheef Farook should not worry too much about Tony Blair. Because “rulers” of so called Muslim countries and average “Muslims” themselves are doing a damn good job destroying plenty of innocent Muslim lives themselves anyway. Those, by far are the biggest killers of Muslims.”

        They are called Iblis, Iblees, Satan, Devil, Lucifer and Mara Followers, generally known Wahhabi and their clones, ISIS ISIL, Wahhabis, Talibans, Salafis, Deobandis etc. who follow the devil IBLIS, Satan.

        They are the biggest killers of Innocent Muslims.

        In short, the Sri Lankan Muslims and other became Idiots following Wahhabis and their Wahhabi traditions that are Iblisic or Satanic.

        They followed the Iblis, Satan, Shaitan and devilish traditions of the Wahhabis and their clones, and not required in Islam.

        The Muslims became stupider and stupider… Their IQs dropped..

        They want to get back to the days of Ignorance, Jahaliah, which Prophet Mohamed fought against. Wahhabism is Arab racism and Arab Casteism, wrapped in the Iblis, the Satan, the Devil. They are innovating and twisting Islam based on instructions from Ibis, Satan.

        Wahhabis, Salafis and their clones are truly the followers of Iblis, Satan, Shaitan, Devil and the Sri Lankan Muslims and many other Muslims are misled and confused.

        To begin with, Wahhabis, the ISIS, “I” is Not Islamic. It is actually Iblisic. Iblis is the Satan, Shaitan, Devil, Lucifer, Mara who is against God and Good. Iblis is the same Satan in Heaven who fooled Adam and Eve in Heaven, and now fooling people in Najd, the Wahhabis and their clones, the new Trojan Horse, or rather the Iblis Horse.

        Muslims should take one step further, and call a Spade, a Spade, call ISIS, Iblis, Satan and Devil by using the God Given brains or the Brains that evolved over millions of years on the Earth.

        References:

        1. Hadith of Najd https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadith_of_Najd

        The Hadith of Najd is a famous hadith with several chains of narration about three geographical locations. While all Sunni Muslims accept the group of hadith as authentic, the exact location of the area referred to as “Najd” is disputed.

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

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufxTUFapy1w

        So, a Sri Lankan ISIS. Idiot, Moron, Imbecile was tricked by the Iblis, Devil, Satan, Shaitan, by training in Pakistan by the Wahhabi funded Schools and Madrasas to be an Idiot, Moron and Imbecile for the Iblis and die in Syria. Didn’t the Quran warn over 25 times about Iblis and Shaitan, Satan?

        3. Wahhabism: The School of Ibn Taymiyyah

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRx9J90lUnc

        4. Qur’an 35:6

        Indeed, Satan is an enemy to you; so take him as an enemy. He only invites his party to be among the companions of the Blaze.

        http://www.ahlus-sunna.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=82&Itemid=145

        Imam Ahmed al Sawi (Rahimuhullah) in his magnificent commentary over Tafsir al Jalalyn by Imam Jalal ud din Suyuti (rah) explains this verse : Truly, the Devil is an enemy to you, so take him as an enemy: he only calls his party to become of the inhabitants of the blaze” (Qur’an 35:6) as:

        Translation: It is said this verse was revealed about the Kharijites [foretelling their appearance], who altered the interpretation of the Qur’an and Sunnah, on the strength of which they declared it lawful to kill and take the property of Muslims—as may now be seen in their modern counterparts; namely, a sect in the Hijaz called “Wahabiya, (فرقة بأرض الحجاز يقال لهم الوهابية)” who “think they are on something, truly they are the liars (Kadhibeen). Satan has gained mastery over them and made them forget Allah’s remembrance. Those are Satan’s party, truly Satan’s party, they are the losers” (Qur’an 58:18–19). We ask Allah Most Generous to extirpate them completely [Hashiya al-Sawi ‘ala al-Jalalayn, 3.255]

        • 0
          0

          Ben Hurling and Lateef Farook,

          A Conversation With The Jinn – Jinn Reveals Why The Arab Leaders Are Killing Their Own People.

          One Interpretation.

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

          Iblis ==> Jinn ==> Wahhabis and Their Clones.

          Muslims ==> Allah

          Iblis is Against Allah, and want to kill Muslims because they follow Allah.

          Iblis and Wahhabis do not like Muslimns praying to Allah.

          Iblis Versions, clones and look alikes.

          Iblis, Iblees, SATan, Shaitan, Lucifer, MaRa

          Followers: Wahhabis, Salafis, Najadis, Horners, ISIS, Taliban, Deobanbdi It is in the Theology..

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

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufxTUFapy1w

    • 4
      0

      Burning Issue

      I am not sure whether Latheef Farook suffers from selective amnesia for on the one hand he is proud of Sadammed war victory over Iran (which is not true) on the other he is questioning Tony Blairs war in Iraq. He forgets that this Iraqi despot fought war against two Muslim countries, Iran and Kuwait, committed war crimes crime against humanity.

      he has also forgotten the fact that Israel has been involved in supplying arms and training to Sri Lankan soldiers who later committed war crimes in this island and caught and expelled from Haiti.

      MR visited Israel on 9 Jan 2014. Did Latheef protest?

      This is what MR said when he was in Israel:

      President Rajapaksa noted he is the first president of his country to visit Israel. “When we received our independence in 1948, diplomatic relations began to be formed between our countries, and Israel was one of the first states with which we established diplomatic relations.” He expressed deep admiration for the Israeli economy, and for its innovativeness in technology, agriculture and water. He emphasized that a central goal of his visit was to broaden and deepen cooperation between Israel and Sri Lanka in these areas.

      http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/

    • 1
      0

      ” What would you say to the nato being led by Britain that liberated Muslims in the bulkens? “

      This was an UNINTENDED consequence of the successful NATO effort to ‘balkanize’ Yugoslavia. Never forget that the Dutch NATO troops looked on and allowed some 7000 Muslims to be massacred in Sebrenica.

  • 5
    5

    “This is the lowest depth to which Sri Lanka, once a proud and inspiring third world country loved by the entire Arab world with great affection, has descended to.”

    If one were to agree with what Latheef Farook says above,

    How come he is immune to the barbarity inflicted by Mahinda, Gota and the murderous armed forces during the war war in Vanni culminating in the genocidal assault on the innocent Tamils – men, women and children?

    Muslim brothers are precious while Tamil brothers can dispensable?

    • 3
      0

      What about reference to the ethnic cleansing of the Northern Muslims. Both the state and the Tamils in the North are depriving these Muslims of their land. Even at these so called academic and human rights discussions be it Sinhalese or Tamils, prior to 2009 and after 2009, Muslim factor was forgotten. Simply they don’t fit the equation Tamils the oppressed and the Sinhalese are the oppressors. Prior to Tsunami, Muslims IDPs were the highest in number and yet they are languishing.

      • 0
        0

        The Muslims in the north were chased by the LTTE , due to these Tamil Muslims who only came to the east as refugees a few centuries ago due to the generosity of the Madurai Tamil Naicker kings who ruled Kandy and the Tamils if the east, who are the indigenous population of the east. It is their homeland not a Muslim or Sinhalese homeland. However these ungrateful fake Arab Tamil Muslims in east stated to connive with the Sinhalese settlers and the Sri Lankan armed forces and were killing and ethnically cleansing the indigenous Tamil Hindu villages in the east, as they wanted to take over the east with the help of the Sinhalese and the armed forces. People originally from South India ,who came here as refugees fleeing European and Sinhalese persecution in the Kandyan areas now backstabbing the indigenous Tamils in the east to take over their land. This is what started all the problems. When there were signs of the Muslims in the north also starting to spy for the Sri Lankan armed forces, hide weapons etc the LTTE did not want a repeat of what happened in the east so chased them away.
        Only around 74000 Muslims were chased away from the north, however now unscrupulous Muslim politicians. especially a certain person, is now trying to settle hundreds of thousands of Muslims who have never lived in the North around certain parts of Mannar and is trying to use the armed forces and Thugs to settle these Muslims and chase the indigenous Tamils. I think everyone will know who this person is.
        The original Muslims who were chased away have every right to return but not these fakes who are being illegally settled by this politician just like the illegal settlement of thousands of Sinhalese to deliberately change the demography of the north.
        DO not try to misrepresent the truth. Yes the LTTE did to ethnic cleansing, however the Sinhalese and the Muslims killed and ethnically cleansed for more Tamils from their own land and this is still continuing. Remember the North and East is the ancient Tamil homeland. Ruled by Tamil kings and chiefs. At certain times the Kandyan Kingdom may have had a loose gevernership of parts of the east, however this does not deny the essential Tamil character of the North and East. It is not Sinhalese land or Muslim land. Both these communities came much later. Therefore killing and ethnically cleansing Tamils in a larger crime as the original indigenous and not a settler/refugee population that only arrived fairly recently was being ethnically cleansed.

  • 6
    1

    Good information for our Muslim brothers,

    Arab spring already doing interesting developments at Libya, Syria, Tunisia and rest of the Arab world.

    Hope with your votes Rainbow revolution not do such a things in Sri Lanka.

    Same time you have to understand who is Mangala Samaraweera and his boss CLEAN and former boss CBK. Together with them, we are going to develop five star democracy and Yahapalanaya……!

  • 4
    2

    The known Devil kept is better than the unknown. The known devil did not enteretain War Criminals in Sri Lanka.
    Who says TONY (B)Liar lied about WMD ???? Was it the Muslims themselves?

    Please vote for Mangala’s rich American Fazl Muhammed who is contesting from Colombo on a Liberal party Ticket.
    Why did not Mangala give him nomination from the U and P ??????

  • 6
    2

    Aaah! Mr Farook, I see much foaming at the mouth and gnashing of teeth. But I fear you foam and gnash in vain.

    I think you go overboard with your finishing lament. “”””This is the lowest depth to which Sri Lanka, once a proud and inspiring third world country loved by the entire Arab world with great affection, has descended to.””””
    I can think, without much effort, of at least a dozen other instances that would easily trump your assertion. But that is unfair, because I am that much older, and can recall first-hand the many injustices that we heaped on each other without any help from the outside world.

    In a new Lanka, our maturity will be complete when we can listen to the likes of Tony Blair, Callum McCrae, Wirathu, Abu Hamza et al, without tearing out the guts of each other.

    • 1
      0

      Well said, Spring Koha. We need to be able to listen calmly to other people’s opinions.
      At least this part of Latheef Farook’s post is indisputably true:

      “Iraq is an ancient country where many great ancient civilisations such as Mesopotamia, Sumer, Akkad, Mesopotamian, Babylonian and Assyria flourished between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers for more than 7,000 years.

      Today’s Iraqi is the creation of western colonial powers in the aftermath of World War 1.

      In the 1960s Iraqi President Hassan Al Bakr nationalized the country’s oil resources plundered by Western oil companies. However United States recruited Saddam Hussein to assassinate President Bakr and install him as Iraq’s dictator. With oil wealth Iraq was turned into an almost developed country where people enjoyed best of comforts.

      In the early 1980s Saddam Hussein was manipulated by US,UK,Europe,Israel ,Saudi Arabia and the other Guff countries to declare war on Iran which, under the new revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini, was trying to export Islam to the Gulf.

      The result was the eight year Iraq- Iran war destroying both countries, killing almost a million Muslims to the benefit of Israel and the weapons manufacturers in US, UK and Europe.”
      There was much meddling by Britain even in the 1930’s when Iraq was a nominally independent Monarchy.

      • 1
        0

        old codger

        You have copy pasted Latheef Farook’s assertion that “However United States recruited Saddam Hussein to assassinate President Bakr and install him as Iraq’s dictator.” without verifying its veracity.

        Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr was the ceremonial president while Saddamed was running the country. Ahmed officially retired in July 1979 and died of natural causes in 1982.

        I know when you are old its too difficult to stay awake. However it is not a good excuse to overlook factual errors. Hope you will be more vigilant next time around. Being a old codger its your responsibility smell a rat from miles away and not mine.

        I forgive you this time.

        • 1
          0

          Native Vedda

          Forgiveness accepted

  • 5
    2

    Indeed, why had Mangala Samaraweera has invited the disgraced former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and family for a holiday in Sri Lanka for 2 weeks on tax payers money?! This is ridiculous – like Nivard Cabraal’s payments to US advertizing firms to lobby some one or the other for favours?!

    Blair is famous as a liar, free rider, and rent seeker all over the world in addition to being Bush’s puppy dog in the War on Iraq which is now the cause for the rise of ISIS.

    Tony Blair should not be welcomed in Sri Lanka – he ruined the British Labour party and lied to supports Bush’s nasty wars in the Middle East.

    • 0
      0

      The Don writes…..”””Tony Blair should not be welcomed in Sri Lanka – he ruined the British Labour party”””

      Strewth! You just wait and see what is around the corner. As they use to say in the old wild west ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’.

      • 2
        0

        Spring Koha

        “As they use to say in the old wild west ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’.”

        Where did you hear this saying from?

        Probably from Ronald Reagan who never was awake during his 8 years of presidency.

  • 8
    2

    Also have you checked the news lately for ISIS atrocities ? I am sure you will claim that’s also a zionist conspiracy?

    When will Muslims stop blaming someone and take responsibility of their own barbarity and destruction ?
    When will Tamils take responsibility for the barbarity of the LTTE and the Buddhists for the barbarity of the saffron clad monks and army?

    One reading this nonsense would think that everyone in the middle east including Saddam Hussain & Ayatollah are innocent babies who are still suckling their mothers milk. Grow up !

    Also your following statements are interesting.
    ” Bush used cluster bombs to rip bodies apart, napalm and white phosphorous to cling and burn skin and small nuclear bomb type fuel air explosives to cause other damage. “
    “These hapless women were forcibly dragged out of their homes, screaming in terror, stripped naked and gang-raped by the very people who had ostensibly been there to protect them. “

    These sound like our brave soldiers in the north. Did you protest then ? Are you only protesting for Iraq since they are Muslim? Why don’t you protest for your own people in the north?

    This is another narrow minded old man like Izeth Hussain.

    Who should our FM invite? The ISIS leader? Or did we miss our opportunity to invite Osama bin Laden? Oh yes these are men of virtue who would have skyrocketed the love of the entire Arab world.

    • 2
      0

      Majority of the Muslims in Sri Lanka had totally condemned ISIS. It is not Islam they preach.In any society there are few deviants but majority are against ISIS. There were statements issued condemning ISIS. We are yet to find out whose agenda they serve in the international political arena

    • 0
      0

      Robert.R

      “Also have you checked the news lately for ISIS atrocities ? I am sure you will claim that’s also a zionist conspiracy? “

      If Saddam Hussein was nor removed using lies of WMD, there would not have been any ISIS.

      So who created ISIS? Saddam Hussein would not have allowed for that.

      The War criminals Bush and Blair.

  • 11
    0

    ‘Allowing war criminal Tony Blair to step in to the soil of Sri Lanka, dismissing the sentiments of the island’s Muslim community and all other right thinking people, is not only shocking and insulting but disgraceful.’

    Dear Br Latiff, I do not think that it is correct to say that the Govt has invited Blair here as it is said to be a private visit. Govt does not stand to benefit an iota from Blairs visit. This has got nothing to do with Sri Lankan Foreign Policy.

    Also you forget that Sri Lanka is not a Muslim Country and we are not entitled to thrust our views down other peoples throats. Sri Lanka is a free country and anyone who is not a criminal wanted by Interpol can visit this land.

    As far as Muslims are concerned I doubt if his visit is hurting our sentiments as such. You seem to have a very broad definition of sentiments which only serves to undermine the important sentiments that really matter. If we keep on hurting our sentiments for each and everything, then people may wonder what kind of sentimental people we are, like porcupines, bristling at the slightest thing.

    So let Blair & family visit and see this paradise on earth where all religons and races live side by side in harmony. He may like to learn something from us.

    • 3
      0

      I totally agree. What TB did to fool the British public and go to war in Iraq based on false evidence provided by an asylum seeker in the US, who even claimed to have escaped the clutches of Saddam Hussain, has nothing to do with us Muslims living here in SL, except we all happen to profess one religion as Muslims – Islam. British public are never hostile towards their fellow Muslim citizens, neither is it the case in the US. Of course there were isolated cases racist motivated attacks, but it was soon brought into public view by their media, action was immediately taken to arrest the situation. They all paid a heavy price for their misadventure losing around 180 British soldiers who laid down their lives, whilst the US lost 4,430 soldiers of its own, with another 139 killed from allied forces representing many countries. So even if Neo-Con George Bush decides to visit our country one day, just let him have his day since nothing will ever change for us as Muslims by acting hostile towards them. They should first be taken to task by Muslims and citizens living in their own countries, and held accountable (George Galloway – a British Parliamentarian is doing just that) by exposing TB’s weakness.

      Let us not get too emotional when atrocities committed against Muslims is brought into the fore, since many in Arab countries will not care too much about helping Muslims of SL, as our country is popularly referred by them as ‘Ajamis’ (non-Arabs) as Buddhist country famous for the supply of housemaids, who come to work for them due to poverty. Most wives of Arabs get even more suspicious when the housemaid is good looking.

  • 0
    0

    What about Aluthgama riot against your muslim brothers and sisters all by local war criminals?

  • 1
    1

    Blair completely deceived the British public to win their approval to declare war against Iraq. Unlike the people in the USA, British public disapprove the war, but Blair, the Primier, completely deceived them with a made up story of Iraq’s weapons of Mass Distruction capabilities that could reach British soil from Bagdad in minutes, a diobolical lie to capture Iraq’s oil resources to feed UK’s declining economy. Even that was failed as U.S. Retained the all powers of ‘rebuilding Iraq’.

  • 0
    0

    War criminal who is responsible for thousands of Arab/Muslim lives in Iraq by his illegal invasion of that sovereign country. He is being discarded by his own people in Britain but entertained by UNP. The party has hurt the feelings of Muslim minorities. Mangala, you have done the biggest blunder by bringing this Liar at a time you seek minority votes. Shame on you!

  • 1
    0

    Dear Latheef,
    You said “Saddam Hussein was manipulated by US” and “Bush Sr tricked Saddam Hussein to invade Kuwait”..
    Are you insulting this Muslim leaders, elders ??… Saddam Hussain like tough leader was tricked or manipulated to do huge errors by the West…It is not Saddam’s fault or foolishness… I should not read your articles because you guys are tricked and manipulated by others easily…
    Be brave man, it is honest thing to take the blame for foolish things you (or your idols) do.. it is cowardly to blame others for ones own stupidity..

  • 2
    0

    Latheef Farook

    You are making wild accusations without evidence but assumptions. It is fashionable to accuse Bush and Blair on War Crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, but they have not been charged with anything. Even the UK’s Chilcott Report on the Iraq War is still to be published. Like it or not, Tony Blair is the Middle-East Peace Envoy and a former Prime Minister of a major Western nation. We cannot choose their leaders but must learn to accept them the same way they accepted our leaders, corrupt or otherwise.

  • 0
    0

    What can you expect from Mangala the Goebbels of Sri Lanka, to me he is a moron who talks a lot of nonsense, the sooner he is gone the better. He is insensitive to the feelings of the Muslims, he is glorying in his ministership travelling the world at the taxpayers expense and making up stories of MR’s hidden trillions, he is just a rumourmonger and a propaganda minister.

  • 4
    1

    You are a racist. Those nations are ARAB nations and not Tamil speaking Sri Lankan Muslims. This rant is poppycock. You are NOT
    backward Middle Eastern Arabs. We’re a secular predominantly Sinhala buddhist tolerant nation. SADDAM KILLED more Muslims than whites western nations did. Arabs hate each other if they’re Sunni or Shia. Wahabists kill Muslims and everyone else and you make a mountain out of a mole hill. Absurd, contemptible rubbish. We’re NOT Saudi Arabia. Did you shout when Saddam killed thousands?

    • 0
      0

      I AM IN FULL AGREEMENT WITH YOUR OBSERVATIONS.

    • 1
      0

      Correct Tassimo . These nations are Arab Muslims and Tony Blair/George Bush and the west are friends of most of these Arab nations ,many of whom funded both the Gulf wars and sent troops. I cannot understand what it has got to do with the feelings of these Tamil speaking Sri Lankan Tamil Muslims, claiming a fake Arab identity .Other Muslim nations both Arab and non Arab care two hoots about the Gulf war. To Most non Arab Muslims nations it is not their issue.
      Only these fake Arab, Tamils Muslims in Sri Lanka howl and rant about the entire world’s Islamic issues. They cared two hoots when genocide against their fellow Tamils, with whom they share a common language culture blood and heritage, was being committed, in fact many of them took part in this and celebrated. Now ranting and howling about Muslims in the Gulf, with whom the hardly have any connection, other than the slender thread of a common faith that too a very different variety.
      The Arabs care two hoots about any non Arabs be they be Muslim or non Muslims. In fact the Arabs hate all their non Arab Muslim neighbours the Turks, Iranians Kurds. In fact they treat all non Arab minorities within their land ( Muslim and non Muslim ) very cruelly. GO and ask the Kurds. The Arabs even fight amongst themselves, various Arabs nations, Christian Arabs against Muslims Arabs, various Muslim sects Sunni against Shia and treat each other very cruelly. Like what you stated it is they who have killed most of the Arabs and Muslims and not the west.
      As for these fake Arab Tamil Sri Lankan Muslims, Arabs treat them with scorn and disdain like they treat all the subcontinental Muslims. They even do not acknowledge these Sri Lankan Muslims are of Arab origin but classify them correctly as low caste South Asian converts. It is only these Tamil speaking Sri Lankan Tamils Muslims who shamelessly run behind the Arabs the Pakistanis Iranians, but they treat them with disdain.

    • 1
      0

      Tassimo

      “Did you shout when Saddam killed thousands?”

      I did.

      However did you shout when State, LTTE, JVP and sundries killed thousands of innocent people?

      If you did shout, good for your conscience however you couldn’t stop the slaughter.

      I continue to shout when I hear slaughter of innocent people from all around the world. I couldn’t stop one single loss of innocent life. What do you want me to do?

      Any suggestion?

  • 5
    0

    Mr Latheef Farook epitomises of the bigoted, warped psyche of the muslims. He says the government has ignored the sentiments of muslims by inviting Tony Blair. Yes,Mr Blair’s action in taking his country to war in Iraq on false pretences is tantamount to a crime against humanity. But as a war against Muslims. Mr Farook should be reminded that after Sadam was defeated the muslims are killing muslims in thousands; same thing happens in Syria, Libya, Egypt, Afganistan and Pakistan.
    Mr Farook seems unaware that muslims from sri lanka have joined ISIS and are fighting against muslims in Syria and Iraq.
    I plead with Mr Farook to renounce this extreme religious ideology practiced only by muslims in an increasingly secular world. These bigoted comments further strengths the suspicion of people of other faiths in Sri Lanka that muslims in Sri lanka (and for that matter in any country) do not believe in assimilating and integrating with the the society at large.

  • 5
    0

    I live in the UK and I despise the lier Tony Blair but he was a popularly elected Prime Minister of his country. I am told he is in Sri Lanka on a private visit with his family. He should be allowed to enjoy the traditional hospitality of Sri Lanka. Mr Farook should look at the murderous activities of his fellow Muslims against their fellow muslims in the Middle East and see how he could mitigate their suffering instead wasting his time in fruitless balderdash. TB and his family being here is good for tourism in Sri Lanka.

  • 1
    0

    We are all aware of the civilizations that flourished in Mesopotamia, and it is true that NATO destroyed modern day Iraq (among others), but the crocodile tears you shed for those ancient civilizations cannot go unchallenged.
    Today evidence is being destroyed of all such by the terror group ISIS while carrying out massacres of Assyrians, Kurds, Christians and other minorities. Today almost all of the destruction in the area is the responsibility of the Islamic terrorists, and the Americans and it’s European hangers-on can watch and laugh.

  • 1
    0

    Blair is a friend of Sri Lanka. We need strong allies, Lets welcome him. ( dont forget what the muslim radicals are doing aruond the wold. They are the worst war criminals the world has seen for a long time.)

  • 2
    0

    But Muslims, especially Arabs, are still flocking and fleeing from thee Arab Muslim havens and paradise and wanting to take refuge in Christian Europe, especially in Tony Blair’s land Britain. The final destination. Why Latheef Farook? Why aren’t they flocking to Saudi Arabia Iran Pakistan Tajikistan Turkey ? All nice Islamic countries. Even these fake Arab Tamil speaking Sri Lankan Tamil Muslims run to many of these ” so called evil western nations ” claiming asylum as ethnic Tamil Muslims fleeing Sinhalese Buddhist persecution. Tamil when it suits them and a Tamil hater at other times

  • 5
    1

    I didnt know any one needed Farooks approval to visit sri lanka. This is not Saudi Arbia. This is a free and democratic country.

    • 1
      2

      Harry Hatton

      “This is a free and democratic country.”

      This island is free and democratic only for the powerful, rich, and the crooks.

      Periodic elections do not mean the country is democratic. The poor are not free to walk on the beeches where hotels have been built for the sole purpose of providing leisure activities for foreigners.

  • 0
    1

    Did Mangala invite Tony Blair & family to SL for a holiday paid by the tax payer on his own whim or did he consult the President & the PM in a strategic move, in line with the current SL foreign policy, as an attempt to build bridges with the West, which the previous regime had burnt down? Blair has officially retired from politics & no longer has any influence on the British foreign policy but he is a member of the old boys’ club at the UN & earns millions by sitting on the Boards of several conglomerates or acting as their Consultant but inviting him with his family as a state guest is a blatant act of bribery because, as far as I can see, there is no other explanation. Of course this is quite normal in SL, judging by the similar treatment extended to leaders of mainly third world countries in the commonwealth to secure their vote in favour of SL hosting the Commonwealth games but not a practice openly carried out in the name of Diplomacy.

    The previous regime invited a British Conservative MP, Liam Fox, to SL several times & when questioned in Parliament, he said they were private visits, although paid for by the SL Govt. & was told by Cameron on no uncertain terms that such private dealings were unacceptable. Maybe Mangala should have invited Blair & family as his personal guests, like Balasconi when he was PM of Italy, but what is the purpose of inviting an ex PM who has not done anything special for SL as a state guest?

  • 1
    2

    Mr Frook, what Muslim sentiments? The poor among the Muslims, the hungry, the homeless, do you think they care a hoot about Tony Blair? It is only well-fed educated people like yourself who claim to care about TB’s visit. But actually you couldn’t care less either could you? Just a chance to write some indignant crap about the Muslim world and how badly they are treated isn’t it? Well,that’s written and done now so you can have a good meal and an afternoon nap. Enjoy!

  • 1
    0

    When Israel attacks Iran , it is BAD
    When Iraq attacks Iran it is GOOD
    When the US attacks either Iran or Iraq, it is BAD
    When Assad fights ISIS he is a genocidal maniac
    When ISIS kills Yemenis, they are heroes to the Saudis.
    When Iran wants the Bomb, it is BAD
    When Israel hides its Bomb, nobody wants to know.
    Poor Saddam only claims to have a Bomb and gets fixed by Tony Blair.
    When a bunch of Saudis attack the US, Saddam and the Afghans are bombed into the stone age.

    What a complicated place the Middle East is.

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 200 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically disabled after 7 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.