29 September, 2020

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Is Israel Our Friend?

By Hameed Abdul Karim

Hameed Abdul Karim

Hameed Abdul Karim

In the recent past there seems to be a rush by sections of the media and top government officials to embrace Israel as a bosom pal.

An article in the once prestigious Daily Mirror claimed the Sinhalese were related to the Jews through the ten headed King Ravana who lived 5000 years ago. It was not the absurdity of the logic of the writer that was in debate, but the fact that the said paper decided to publish the said article that raised eyebrows. Somewhere in the corridors of power in Tel Aviv there will  be top officials laughing their heads off at the thought of being related to ‘monkeys’ as the Sinhalese were described by Mossad officials according to Victor Ostrovosky in his book ‘By Way of Deception’.

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleke, the controversial political analyst and Sri Lanka’s former permanent representative at the UN had said that in the good old days the ruling class Sinhala Buddhists went to Bodh Gaya for blessings. Today they go to Tel Aviv. He also disclosed that Israel had complained about him to the government in a five page document over Sri Lanka’s stand for Palestinian rights at the UN. At a lecture in Colombo he said he had given copies of this document to friends in case ‘something was to happen to him’.

There was talk that despite Sri Lanka serenading Israel, a top official in the defence ministry was shabbily treated by Israeli officials at the Ben Gurion airport when he claimed VIP status.

Apart from this Israel was one of the co-sponsors of the US instigated resolution against Sri Lanka at Geneva.

In a recent statement the Shoora Council of Sri Lanka said Israel had voted against Minister Nimal Siripala at the elections at World Health Organisation (WHO) on the grounds Sri Lanka had committed ‘war crimes’. Coming from Israel this must be considered quite rich!

Amidst all this bad history comes the news Sri Lanka and Israel are going to increase trade relations at a time when there is a huge worldwide Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign on against Israel on account of its racist policies under Zionism which are worse than that those practiced in South Africa under its pernicious apartheid system according to human rights activist and elder statesmen Arch Bishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and former President Jimmy Carter.

EU countries have boycotted Israeli products made in Occupied Palestine whilst dock workers in US harbours refuse to service Israeli ships. That’s how badly Israel is being exposed for its war crimes in Palestine.

Way back in 1991 Commodore Douglas Ivan Attanayake told an inquiry the Israelis had tampered with the engines of the three Super Dvora boats the government had purchased thus preventing the boats from travelling at its rated speed. The Commodore said if the tampering had not been detected the engines would have seized and would have had to be thrown away. Initially Israel refused to entertain our complaint and it was through Lloyds that Israel agreed to replace the engines. Why did Israel tamper with the engines? Was it to allow the LTTE to destroy them with the weapons Israel had provided them?

In his lid blowing book ‘By Way Of Deception’, Victor Ostrovosky said the Israelis described our army personnel as monkeys. After a hard day’s work they were probably having some fun at the expense of our boys. That they trained the LTTE whilst training our army personnel at the same time is no secret. India’s Subramaniam Swamy is on record boasting it was he who had introduced the LTTE to the Israeli Mossad. Today this same Subramaniam Swamy is a close ally of the government. Sri Lanka doesn’t have Think Tanks anymore. Only ‘Imagination Tanks’.

The Jain Commission probing the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi reported there were links between the LTTE and Israel’s spy agency Mossad. Evidence for this report was provided by RAW and IB.  On July 15, 1995 the Lanka Guardian edited by the legendary, fearless and irreplaceable Mervyn De Silva, reported ‘hard evidence of Israel supplying arms to the LTTE’ under the headline ‘Australian Police Confirm Israel Supplied Arms to the LTTE’. Add to this the fact that an Israeli arms shipment to the government was conveniently hijacked by the LTTE. In 1994 the Israelis abused Sri Lanka’s port rules when they were nabbed with four containers of chemicals they use to manufacture nerve gas. There was no apology. That’s how much Israel respects our sovereignty.

In 2007 a Sri Lankan expert on defense died under mysterious circumstances while on a trip to Israel where he was to inspect arms and attend a workshop. Dr. D.A. Munindrasa’s family does not accept the cause of death, according to media reports.

The Israelis had humiliated a government minister who had to travel via Jordan to attend a Palestinian trade conference. He was refused the VIP lounge even though the Palestinians had paid for this facility. The Israelis even refused our diplomatic vehicle from entering occupied Palestine via the Allenby Bridge at which point he was compelled to take a taxi to reach his destination. But you can be sure when the Israeli arrive in Sri Lanka they will be accorded the red carpet treatment and our reporters will go gaga over them..

Reporters from different newspapers in Sri Lanka often are taken on an all expenses paid jaunts to Israel as guests of the Zionist regime. One such ‘journalist’ was Uditha Kumarasinghe, who unashamedly admitted he was on a ‘tour’ of Israel when he wrote an article for the state owned ‘Sunday Observer’ praising Israel’s first premier David Ben Gurion as a great humanist and going so far as equating him with Mahatma Gandhi. Ben Gurion’s crimes against humanity are well known when he ethnically cleansed Palestine of its original inhabitants by way of slaughter. Mahatma Gandhi was the opposite of Ben Gurion and to compare him with the latter is an insult to Gandhiji’s memory. The Sunday Observer refused me the right of reply despite my many pleas.

The Sri Lankan media was once Palestine friendly. But after Sri Lanka established diplomatic relations with the Zionist apartheid state a sudden shift came about. It is well known the Israeli ambassador went around media institutions and spoke to owners as well as editors and journalists hectoring them on their ‘evil’ sympathy for the Palestinian cause and Israel being a country based on humanitarian morals and principles thus fitting Lord Acton’s description of ambassadors lying abroad for their countries.  Since the Israeli ambassador’s visit there is hardly any report that favours the Palestinian cause.  The John Pilgers and the Robert Fisks don’t embellish the Sunday Times as they used to in days gone by.

It is often said Israel helped us defeat the LTTE. But this ‘help’ was actually of a commercial nature in arms and ammunition and it didn’t come cheap. Sri Lanka paid upfront in cash for the Kfir jets and other machinery of war.  When our High Commissioner to Pakistan went over to Gen. Yahya Khan to find out how much we owed the country for the arms and ammunition Pakistan supplied to fight the JVP insurrection here, he said Pakistan doesn’t take money from friends when they are in trouble. Now that’s help!

It is also possible the Israeli push to entrench themselves in Sri Lanka could be to act as an agent for the US which wants to counter China’s influence in Sri Lanka.

The fact that we have to seek assistance from Israel in the field of agriculture comes as a shame. We have been an agrarian society for well over 2500 years and the Jews have never been known for their prowess in agriculture. The Israeli claim to ‘making the desert bloom’ is an absolute myth. As far as is known the Negev desert is still a desert. What the Israeli’s have done is steal the arable land from the Palestinians and cultivate it themselves. The Palestinians were exporting Jaffa oranges to France long before Israel was created by the western powers.

If we really need help in agriculture we could always turn to India, Pakistan or Bangladesh – all SAARC countries. They grow enough food to feed their near 1.5 billion people. Or do we think it would be below our dignity to ask for help from our brown neighbours and instead go to those we have been trained to believe are superior to us by way of colour and race?

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    Of course Israel is not the friend of Muslims! That is why Israel is the best friend of non-Muslims.

    Israel is the best friend of SL. Both Singhala and Tamil people compare themselves to Zionists. They love them. They love their high intelligence, innovation and aggression.

    Without Israel, SL could not have won the war. SL’s jets, ships, missiles, drones, training, etc. all came from Israel. Some weapons were given free.

    Israel never trained LTTE. Nowhere in Victor’s book it ways Israel trained LTTE. Only pro-govt Tamil paramilitants were trained.

    Today SL needs Israel more than ever to destroy Jihadists. Even Saudi is damn scared of Israel! In 1973 all top Muslims nations worshipped the Zionist army in the desert. We need Israel today more than ever.

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      Hey, what gumption to call yourself Thalaivar; are you joking? You are Thalai Illathavan. Enough said.

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    Mossad is calling for applications for foreign agents. Please visit their website.

    Anyone can join in after paid training. I encourage SLs to join in. Good pay and excellent career prospects.

    They are the best in the world. Weather we like it or not, SL will be a future battleground between Jihadists and sensible people. Whether we like it or not, Israel will be here.

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    Muslim countries like Turkey,Malaysia dont have zionist or Israeli connection,they are way ahead in economic stability,modern technology,agricultural advancement etc etc so who needs Isreal?

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    It brings me a lot of joy to to see the [Edited out] Hamid Abdul Kareem trying his hardest to write every imaginable fabrication to tarnish the image of the brave people of the land of Zion but still failing miserably writing childish balderdash.

    The die is cast. Myanmar and Lanka have been brought together in their common religion and this will be a bulwark against fanatic Islam. Add to that the Jewish military intelligence and their mighty arsenal of weapons, and more countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, etc. who will soon join the Buddhist coalition, and the Hindu India’s support, you finally have the answer to the barbarism that passed as a religion called Islam.

    The names of Ashin Wirathu and Gnanasara will go down in history as the men who saved Asia from the worst scourge that humanity ever faced, the religion of child molestation, rape, degradation and enslavement of women, polygamy, exploitation and murder of non-believers, beheadings, most vile and despicable crimes against humanity – yes, you know what is, the scourge of planet earth, Islam.

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      Here is some more joy for you….this is from Wikipedia, which shows a list of Jewish terrorists, which you obviously seem unaware about. You can try to denigrate Islam, but know that Judaism and Christianity have their share of extremists too. Right now, it seems the Jews are causing terror and slaughtering civilians in Gaza, so perhaps that may be filed under state terrorism.

      “Extremist organizations[edit]
      See also: Jewish religious terrorism
      In the course of history there have been some organizations and individuals that endorsed or advocated violence based on their interpretation to Jewish religious principles. Such instances of violence are considered by mainstream Judaism to be extremist aberrations, and not representative of the tenets of Judaism.[72][73]

      Kach (defunct) and Kahane Chai [74][75][76]
      Gush Emunim Underground (defunct): formed by members of Gush Emunim.[77]
      Brit HaKanaim (defunct): an organisation operating in Israel from 1950 to 1953 with the objective of imposing Jewish religious law in the country and establishing a Halakhic state.[78]
      The Jewish Defense League (JDL): founded in 1969 by Rabbi Meir Kahane in New York City, with the declared purpose of protecting Jews from harassment and antisemitism.[79] FBI statistics show that, from 1980 to 1985, 15 terrorist attacks were attempted in the U.S. by members of the JDL.[80] The FBI’s Mary Doran described the JDL in 2004 Congressional testimony as “a proscribed terrorist group”.[81] The National Consortium for the Study of Terror and Responses to Terrorism states that, during the JDL’s first two decades of activity, it was an “active terrorist organization.”.[79][82] Kahanist groups are banned in Israel.[83][84][85]

      Sometime ignorance of facts can bring joy.

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      by supporting BBS and terror buddhist monk wiratu you are anti-human in the rank of terrorist, of course no religion ever encourage terrorism Israel is the worst terrorist for inhuman atrocities committed against a peaceful Palestinians

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    President MR claims to be a friend of the Palestinians while the BBS fraternity wants to the lick the backsides of the Zionist. Your enemy is my enemy hence we are friends seems to be the logic behind this recent affection or affliction. Or is it the money that talks?

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    Well said. Superb article. I have commentted many times before that Israe-lies (Mossad) trained LTTE.
    I’m sure all the neutral minded folks will agree now!!!

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    Though 90 % of Sri Lankans are non-Muslims, that didn’t stop them being a friend of Muslim countries. In the same way, 90% of us can be a friend of the sworn enemy of Muslims – Israel.

    Muslims of Sri Lanka must understand that 10% of the population of a country is like the tail of a dog, in the sense that the tail cannot wag the dog’s head by threats and intimidation.

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      A lot of time, money and energy was wasted on the last census, when everything was set ablaze at the Colombo Kacthcheri where all the records were kept to feed into the computers. No one knows exactly what truly took place and what caused the inferno. Although Buddhists claim 70% as majority, but that is not based on any recent count but by old estimates. I believe a lot has changed since then, and the pr4esent demography may be increases in Christians and Muslims, while a drastic reduction in Buddhist population. This may be hard to swallow for some, but the truth may never be known, with no one ever wanting to let the cat out of the bag, so it put ablaze.

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        Do not talk like an idiot muslim. Census and statistics department was never located at the old kachcheri that was partly burned. Census and statistics main dept is located at 4th and 5th Floors, Rotunda Tower, 109,Galle Road, Colombo 03. Its web site says it has staff of 1300 working in the Head Office divisions, Branch offices, statutory bodies, and in the District Kachcheries. Hence that fire lost no statistical records.

        Muslims must understand that they’ll have to reduce their rabbit like breeding habits if they want to live in amity with others. Or there should be a forced one child policy for all. We just cannot let Sri Lanka turned to be a Pakistan or Bangladesh.

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          Well said Leela
          Why then would you send your women folk to the middle east?
          Mervyn Silva has a suggestion why not take up the offer?
          eiks!

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          I am no human

          “Muslims must understand that they’ll have to reduce their rabbit like breeding habits if they want to live in amity with others.”

          Your mother should have heeded your advice.

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    Israel is no one’s friend. Even the US which supports and sends them the most aid their is an underlying resentment to what Israel does. The US condemns their illegal land theft, it has used American Jews to spy on their only “ally” (Jonathan Pollard, who Israel still begs for his release), Israel has sold US weapons to China which made the American so mad they threatened to stop the charity going to Israel by way of aid and weapons, they even bombed the USS Liberty and pretended it was a mistake. They are friends to no one.
    They are the most devious nation in the world, and polls show one of the most disliked, along with North Korea. Idiots who think they are doing us a big favor are so naive. We are used like pawns in their diabolical games, and where there is trouble in the world, you will find Israel or the US.

    An interesting old article, which sheds some light on how they operate.

    “In Sri Lanka, Mossad trains, arms, and equips both sides — through its Cambodian Zim Shipping empire, and through its holdings in South Africa — and perpetrates false flags whenever there is talk of peace. Mossad’s goal is to maintain the lucrative arms market, plus the local drug trade that helps pay for those arms.

    When the Tamils started fighting the Singhalese for independence in 1983, the Singhalese President Junius Jayawardene brought in 50 Mossad officers to train his security forces at a place called Maduru-Oya. This was not scret. It was in all the newspapers.

    From that point on, Mossad armed, trained, and equipped both sides. (Since the Tamil forces are smaller than the Sri Lankan army, the zio-media calls the Tamils “terrorists.”)

    In 1991 Victor Ostrovsky, author of By Way of Deception, told Indian Abroad news service that Mossad brought many Tamils to Israel for training in 1984 and 1985. “These groups kept coming and going. When I was in Mossad, it was part of our routine job to take them to training camps and make sure they got training worth what they paid for, no more and no less. The Singhalese paid in cash.”

    Ostrovsky said the arrangement for training was made by the Mossad liaison in India, who lived there under a British passport.”
    http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/node/5332

    Look at how they are gradually getting rid of the Palestinians by slowly stealing lands and Palestinians resources, see how they kill little children, women, and unarmed civilians, to take over their lands.

    Their diabolical plans
    “We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population” – Israel Koenig

    Open your eyes Sri Lankans.

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    As long as we continue to flood the Middle East with servants they will ALL continue to stereotype us as such. Monkeys was one of the milder terms used (by the Israeli’s amongst others) to describe the Sri Lankans.

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    Jay Chambers, respectable people don’t engage in vitriol, but in that aspect you never fail to oblige your teeny weeny fan club. This much I will say Mr. Jay Chambers, you are a xenophobe.

    Read Dhaksha’s comment, you might get an education.

    Aman

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    The Zionists jews are no friends to anyone. By the way there are the good jews as well. These Zionists will ultimately own even their friends, and once having owned then, will make them totally subservient and dependent on them, like for e.g. Monsanto Corp. and its genetically modified seeds project. Crop yields are high, requires very little water, fertilizer free – not required, produces bumper harvest, but seeds do not survive another season. Only designed for a single harvest. As such, the need will arise to go back to them and buy fresh stocks of seeds for the following season. In that way, the world becomes dependent on them for all food requirements and of course their very existence. This is what is going to happen to SL as well, and very soon. Don’t ever think they will do anything for the love of the country or its people, but to screw them outright for every penny, and make them totally reliant on then to survive, and thus come into a commanding position to dictate terms.

    In the book ‘By way of Deception’, I like the part when an industrial type washing machine was shown to our local guy, and it was introduced as an advanced radar monitoring equipment. Moda buggers.

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    Muslims accept that their creator Allah (Yahweh) chose Abraham, a Jew as his first prophet. No wonder Jews claim they were Allah’s chosen race. For Muslims to say Jews are bad afterword is going against Allah. No Buddhist including Vens. Gnanasara and Virathu, believe Allah is the creator but as followers of Buddha’s teaching we accept non as transgressors and anyone as our friend if they help us when in need and do not try to impugn or overwhelm us. That much must be clear to Mr. Hameed Abdul Karim and fellow brotherhood. But we know Muslims hate of non believers cannot come out of their head for its all said clearly in the Koran.

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    Hameed Abdul Karim is not one of those mindless, fanatical and inventive Muslim writers on this page who regularly spew anti-Jewish venom. But here Karim is unable to free himself from the natural and inherent hatred in most Muslims to mortify Israel and its people at the slightest drop of a hat (or fez cap??) Karim will now realise it was the “joke” that our Muslims practised opposite the American Embassy at Galle Road in Kollupitiya every Friday for years after their Jumma, demonstrating against the US and insulting Israel, that now finds the community in the delicate situation they are in today here. Israelis seem to have done their homework well.

    This Mossad calling the Sinhalese “Monkeys” is a stale ineffective weapon for the Muslims now. It is natural for all of us to call others names either in fun or in anger. The Muslims are masters at it. Karim & Co will have to find something more toxic against the Jews in their non-stop campaign to denigrate the Jews and Israel at every turn.

    For the moment, however, the Rajapakse Govt and the Sinhala people appear determined in their friendship and reliance with the useful and reliable Israelis. The only regret is they did not do this earlier when JRJ’s Govt was in power. Israel-haters like ACS Hameed and MH Mohamed kept the poison flowing misleading JRJ we will use the Arab tea market if we let the Israelis open a Mission here.

    Dr. B.I. Passe

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    In the book (I read the whole book) Victor O said that the Mossad trained the STF and the PLOTE cadres at the same time at close proximity to each other. He referred to the PLOTE boys as monkeys, not the STF. Mossad has been playing these dirty games for a while. This is what these secret services do. CIA is a mother of all dirty games. If you ask the STF pundits, they will say that they were trained by the SAS, which is also true. Mossad training was kept a secret within the Lankan armed forces community. These Mossad buggers also did operations in Chavakacheri, where the LTTE snipers took them out (I believe 2 casualties). With that these fellows bolted. Now some of the idiots who write comments here will try and align me with the LTTE. Just watch and it will happen.

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    Israel is the undisputed leader in the sphere of counter-terrorism . Sri Lanka should feel free to seek their assistance if deemed necessary , to protect it from external and internal threats .

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    Attn. M/s Dr. B.I. Passe, Jay Chmabers and Thalaivar,

    Usually I don’t respond to nasty and irresponsible comments readers make. But in this case I am making an exception.

    Dr. B.I. Passe, I never said anything against Jews in my article and was quite surprised that you accused me of ‘spewing anti Jewish venom’. I have many friends in the Jewish community and we are together in our struggle against Zionism – not against Jews.

    Jay Chmabers, you must take your blinkers off and see the world the way it is.

    Thalivar, you stagger my imagination with your comments.

    To all of you I recommend four Jewish websites. ‘Jewish Voices for Peace’, ‘End the Occupation’, ‘Jews for Allah’ and importantly ‘International Jewish Anti Zionist Network’.

    Wish you all well.

    Hameed Abdul Karim

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    Haji Abdul Karim has failed in reading my comments properly. What I said was HE “is not one of those mindless, fanatical and inventive Muslim writers on this page who regularly spew anti-Jewish venom” I have clearly separated him from the others encouraging violence.

    You refer only to Jewish webs and writers sympathetic to Muslim aberrations. Why not? If they can be justified. Similarly, there are
    hundreds of Muslim academics – naturally outside the Arab lands – against the destruction of Israel and for friendship with Muslims all over the world. Turkish and Egyptian Muslim thinkers lead the way. The greatest harm done to the Muslims today everywhere is by Muslims themselves as the fetish of beheadings in the Syrian-Iraqi landscape goes further to confirm – the latest being the slaughter of British aid worker Allan Henning.

    Dr. B.I. Passe

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    Israel never is, was and will be a friend of Sri Lanka. As correctly pointed out by Mr. Hamid, Israel has always connived against Sri Lanka in favour of their pro Zionist paid lackeys – the CIA , Pentagon, MI6. No wonder that such flawed Western policies that have succumbed to this Zionist garbage has succeeded in spreading misery and mayhem around the world beyond the Middle East and Africa into Chechniya, the Balkans, Northern China and Latin America. This ploy of this Israeli trap is akin to a common Sinhala proverb, “ballallun lavaa koss-atta baanawa”! This is sacrificing the cat’s paw like a pair of tongs to take out the roasting and flaming jack seed out of the fire. Consider these metaphors as the jack seed being our minorities at the receiving end, the cats paw belonging to Israel and BBS, and the fire itself the Geneva resolution. The fire that the cat’s master, the CIA is using to fan to roast the “jack seed brains” of our brainless leadership. It was not so long ago that Dr. Dayan J. himself wrote to the CT under the caption falling into Israeli laid traps. Unfortunately, the recent Muslim and other minority bashing or ethnic cleansing is all the work of this hidden hand. What the Israeli’s are clever at doing is to disunite any population or disrupt national unity. A close study would reveal that the recent Israeli war against the Palestinians is none other than to destroy the uniting factions of ex-PLO, Fattah, Hamas and other fronts. Recently, we have tried laboriously to trace and track every single Israeli counter intelligence movement and are convinced that the Norwegians, the pro- LTTE diaspora and local extremists like the BBS, Ravana are all proxies working in conjunction to further this hidden agenda. Many years ago, our defense ministry succeeded in keeping this enemy far from our shores. But today, the brainless idiots of the modern administration has ineptly embraced and given a free pass to these “extremists” that sit behind our walls in the defense camp knowing very well that the aim of this outside intervention is none other than regime change of the Mahinda government. However, the Gotabaya faction that think that they can hijack this dangerous trend to their advantage like Obama administration tried with the Occupy Wall street movement or Modi’s anti-Muslim pogroms. Never will this work here. The backfiring of this ill conceived plan will have greater repercussion than any provincial Uva election heralding a potential Islamic extremists spreading their wings that will herald greater threat to regional stability.

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      The Muslim hiding behind the name General Rommel would rather see
      Sri Lanka suffering the fate of the Maldives by an eventual Islamic takeover. The fate of adherents of other religions in the Island will then be the formulae Prophet Mohamed preached during his days and now given a new lease of life by ISIS – “convert to the great religion of Islam or die by the sword”

      No, thank you General – from the sandy deserts in North Africa. I am
      afraid you suffer from too much of hooka and over indulgence with those virgins Islam promises her warriors of unbridled murder.

      Horikadey

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        @Horikadey, Why not call yourself Mariya Kadday! Kohedha Yannay, Mariya Kadday!!! At least, try to understand what this person is insinuating. You sound like a quintessential moadaya! Hooka pipes with a dash of locally grown ganja will be a good panacea for you but definitely not to cure your xenophobia and narrow mindless.

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