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Is There An Islamophobic Hate Campaign In Sri Lanka?

By Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

This is a very wicked animal. / It defends itself when attacked. – La Fontaine

There was of course an Islamophobic hate campaign, that of the BBS, under the last Government, but is there one now? The BBS campaign subsided after the present Government came to power, but the BBS itself has not been dismantled, it is dormant and can be reactivated to hot things up against the Muslims. In the meanwhile forces other than the BBS could be engaged in an Islamophobic hate campaign. Many Muslims, including this writer, are convinced that such a campaign has been going on, but according to reactions provoked by this writer’s recent articles many non-Muslims discount that.

The question is of national importance, not of importance to the Muslim minority alone. Before explaining the reasons for that the writer will pose another question: Was the last Government unique in the way it behaved towards the BBS? It was widely believed that the BBS had massive foreign funding, supposedly from Norwegian Christian fundamentalist groups. There were other indications that the BBS had an international dimension. Wirathu the Myanmar monk, who was internationally notorious after figuring on the front cover of Time magazine as the world’s worst racist hate monger, came to Sri Lanka as the honoured guest of the BBS. It was known that the Wirathu gang backed genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, which has brought for Myanmar world-wide contempt. It was noted that the T-shirts worn by anti-Muslim demonstrators in Myanmar and Sri Lanka were identical, except that the logos were different. We now have the anonymous Backlash declaring his dog-like devotion to apartheid Israel and writing that Israel backed the BBS, and actually justifying that as a riposte to Muslim anti-Israeli demos in Colombo.

There is reason to believe that the reactions of the last Government to the BBS was unique, unparalleled by anything comparable in the wide wide world. Usually Governments attach great importance to forging a sense of national unity and will counter hate campaigns against any of its minorities, unless it has very special reasons for encouraging that. In this case the Muslims have been pre-eminently a loyal minority, siding steadfastly with the Sinhalese against the Tamils over the separatist problem. The remittances made by our maids working in the Middle East are crucially important for the Sri Lankan economy. The Islamic world has been steadfastly supportive of Sri Lanka at the UNHRC and other fora. Pakistan’s weapons support preventing a catastrophic debacle at Elephant Pass in 2000 was of crucial importance. In the context set out in the preceding sentences, any Government trying to forge some sense of national unity would have tried to sort out the problems between the majority and such a minority. Furthermore all Governments are fiercely resistant to foreign interference in their internal affairs, and usually would not tolerate foreign-backed hate campaigns against any of its minorities. There was no doubt about foreign backing for the BBS.

How exactly did the last Government react to the BBS hate campaign? Some very powerful personages in that Government were seen as obviously supportive of the BBS and the Government as a whole acquiesced. It refused to take legal action against the BBS leaders, in effect placing them above the law. That failure to counter the BBS, which is quite possibly unique in the world, seems to betoken something deeply defective about Sri Lankan nationalism. The writer has in mind not just the divisions between the Sinhalese and the minorities, not just the divisions of caste and religion among the Sinhalese, but a deep divisiveness among the Sinhalese that militates against the national interest to a serious extent. For instance, every attempt at a solution of the ethnic problem has been aborted by the Opposition, even if the solution was advocated by the Opposition itself while it was in the Government. This writer might seem to be ignoring the powerful nationalism manifested in the military victory against the LTTE. The truth is that the Rajapakse Government, just like its predecessors, swallowed the myth of the LTTE’s military invincibility and fought the war to a conclusion only or mainly because the closure of the Marvilaru anicut left it with no alternative.

Anyway, whatever might be the reasons, there has been a failure to build an inclusive nation in Sri Lanka, in fact to forge any sense of national unity, which was seen clearly in the failure to stop the BBS hate campaign. The failure to forge even a modicum of national unity could have adverse, even lethal, consequences in the future. In the new geopolitical configuration in South Asia, with a heavy Chinese presence, India could conceivably come to want to impose a Cyprus-style “solution” to the ethnic problem in Sri Lanka. That is only a very remote contingency, but we should never lose sight of it.

Another possibility is that the lack of a sense of national unity could lead to a loss of independence in all but name. Sri Lankans, just like the rest of humanity, want a better life, a better material life which requires economic development at a fast pace. That means that some inescapable facts have to be faced. It is a fact that Tamil Nadu and other Dravidian states are among the dynamic performers of India, and that means that our economic development can be greatly facilitated by linkages with those states. But fears will arise, among the Sinhalese and also among the Muslims, that those close linkages will lead to dominance by India, and a virtual loss of independence might ensue. Why? The underlying reason is the total absence of a sense of national unity in Sri Lanka. After all, most Sri Lankans believe that a substantial proportion of our politicians can be bought and sold like potatoes. A house divided cannot stand.

The above are, surely, powerful arguments to persuade the Government to take counter-action against the Islamophobic hate campaign that has been going on. But what evidence is there to show that there is such a campaign after the subsidence of the BBS? Part of the evidence is to be found, persuasively enough, in the attacks against this writer provoked by his articles in the Colombo Telegraph, attacks which have been going on for years. It was manifest that the attacks had two objectives: one was to stop this writer being published and the other was to spread Islamophobic hatred.

The Tamil dimension of the attacks requires careful analysis. The attacks have been predominantly, almost exclusively, by persons using nom de plumes that declared a Tamil identity. But how are Tamil interests served by their attacks? Certainly, as a result of the war there has been an increase, a steep increase, in anti-Muslim sentiment among the Tamils, but such Tamils are most certainly in a minority. Besides, the Tamil leaders of today are moderate, pragmatic, experienced men who can be expected to understand that no purpose useful for the Tamils will be promoted by fomenting Islamophobic hatred. They would certainly want a coming together of Tamils and Muslims on the basis of a commonality of interest as minorities.

The cases of the two Tamils, Backlash and Kettikaran, who have been persistently attacking this writer over the years, can be very instructive. They regard this writer as an abysmally low fellow, and his articles as not much better than verbal excrement, yet they read him week after week, month after month, and year after year, experiencing disgust, hatred, rage, to which they give frequent expression. But they have not been able to stop this writer being published: now four editors are publishing him every week. So, what purpose and whose purpose are they serving? Kettikaran gave a clear indication some time ago that he is the servitor of a fundamentalist Christian group, and Backlash that he is the servitor of the Zionists.

Even a cursory reading of the comments in the Colombo Telegraph provoked by this writer’s recent articles will show that a high intensity Islamophobic hate campaign is going on in Sri Lanka. A new propagandist, Lester, writes the prose of an educated man but what he writes is uneducated drivel: there is no such thing as an Arab civilisation because there is something primitive in the Arabs that makes them incapable of civilisation, and so on. The attacks against this writer can be best understood in terms of a world-wide Islamophobic hate campaign that is being promoted by fundamentalist Christian groups and the Zionists. The Government should look into the charges made in this article.

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    Another repeat of the same allegations with no proof and based on anonymous comments on CT!

    I feel the author repeats these allegations based on anonymous comments as it saves him from doing serious research for an article.
    This way he fills his quota for the “Island” to write his articles.

    Go out, do some serious research and back up your allegations with real facts. That’s journalism.

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      Izeth Hussain

      Because of you, there should be Islamaphobia in Sri Lanka. You do not reflect the good senses of good Muslims.

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      Mr Izeth Hussain,

      There you go again!

      If you are born Sri Lankan, the biggie is self-hatred for born in such a dump; there is no time to hate anyone else.

      Sure, I have a phobia and wakeup sweating and screaming in the night, when I dream I’ll have to go back and live under Sirisena/Ranil or Mahinda/Gota/Basil.

      In this human condition, we gotta learn to count our blessings and be thankful for small mercies.

      Mr Izeth Hussain, Love overcomes hate any day. If you are unable to love your fellow Sinhala, Tamil countrymen, surround yourself with some pretty gals and shower them with love. Then, tomorrow you’ll get over this mood and be singing and dancing. Learn from someone who has tried.

      “Love Is The Thing”

      Love is the thing

      What does it matther if we’re rich
      Or we are poor?
      Fortune and fame they never endure

      Oh love is the thing, love is the thing!

      What good is money if your heart is all right?
      Here in your arms I’m wealthy tonight
      For youth has its flame

      Love is the thing!

      While others fight for power
      We can walk among the flowers
      Knowing that the best thing in life
      Is a thing that is free
      Love for you and me
      And even though our castles crumb and fall
      We have the right to laugh at them all
      For love is still keen

      Love is the thing!

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        nimal fernando

        “What does it matther if we’re rich Or we are poor? Fortune and fame they never endure”

        There is a difference between Love and Jihadhi Love.

        Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) …. don’t seem to like it.

        While Modi is in the island Izeth Hussain should use his diplomatic skills to persuade him to stop harassing Jihadhi Lovers.

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      Is There An Islamophobic Hate Campaign In Sri Lanka?

      Answer: No, not at all. May be some fanatic writers being unable get it even as octagenerians make efforts to spread the message that way.. That is why I believe they have been painting it this way.

      1.But there is growing DISLIKE among the majority folks, the way some muslims have been used to change their dressing WITH some women being covered by “Burga” for example.

      2. And also there are elements in the society, that would not digest the provocations being deliberately made by some muslim groups today.

      3. Majority folks in general are upset the way muslim leaders not being that seirous with their community and the upliftment of life of the poor.

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        Darunuwathi,

        You mention the Burqa. You should see the Nikab. It is covering the whole face leaving only the slits for the eyes like in a armored Personnel Carrier.

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          Regardless of the geographical locations, any human beings would get shocked seeing the way those women have been abused by being covered to dresses not even allow them see the world by their own eyes. Some have been using net to cover eye areas, so that the little children can get schocked easily.

          Any religion to bring the kin dof guidelines, taking the very basic rights away from those women should be made a punishable.

          I am not against head coverings schalves etc, but I am fully against burgqa wearing. You never know even high criminals that are hidden from being police arrest can abuse Burqa… that the fundementalists should see it right.

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        Darunuwathie,

        This is the whole point. If Muslims left their religion at home, no one would care. But with the dress codes (even men), dietary restrictions, mosque loudspeaker, etc. it is difficult to not notice them. So people are forced to notice them and then form certain opinions, some of which are not favorable. This is not just an issue in Sri Lanka. Even in France, you have hundreds of them praying in the street, in the middle of the day. Elsewhere in Europe, foreign elements like Turkey and Saudi Arabia help local Islamic communities to buy derelict churches and turn them into mosques. Israel does not have to create Islamaphobia, it happens naturally.

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          4 years ago, we were visiting our friends in Birminghham. There I happened to see migrant women wearing burqa. In Germany I have not seen anyone wearing them. The problem is even high criminals can disguish as such burqa weaing muslims.

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          :Islamophobia is organized by Israel. Read this:

          Racism on the part of Israeli Jews against Muslim Arabs in Israel exist in institutional policies, personal attitudes, the media, education, immigration rights, housing,[3] social life and legal policies. Some elements within the Ashkenazi Israeli Jewish population have also been described as holding discriminatory attitudes towards fellow Jews of other backgrounds, including against Ethiopian Jews, Indian Jews, Mizrahi Jews, Sephardi Jews, etc. Although intermarriage between Ashkenazim and Sephardim/Mizrahim is increasingly common in Israel, and social integration is constantly improving, disparities continue to persist. Ethiopian Jews in particular have faced discrimination from non-Black Jews.
          Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin announced to a meeting of academics in October 2014 that it is finally time for Israel to live up to its promise as a land of equality, time to cure the epidemic of racism. “Israeli society is sick, and it is our duty to treat this disease,” Rivlin stated.[6]
          Israel must make trouble to cover its own sins.

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            Muslims are suffering from Christophobia and Judeophobia globally, Hinduphobia in Pakistan and Bangladesh, Buddhaphobia in Srilanka and Sinophobia in Malaysia and Indonesia. It is natural that when you follow the teaching of a mad man, you also become a lunatic.

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              Al-faqurlah

              The Islam’s messenger Mohammad is a paedophile.

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          Lester, you live in France ?

          Europe has a way of accommodating Friday Prayers. People come to pray, the mosque overflows to the roads surrounding, the roads are closed, everyone prays and leaves. A fine balance it is.

          You will recall what happened in Italy, where the believers asked a City to please consider banning the serving of vine and salami in the public square on Fridays as it upset those going to pray. The City asked them to take a hike.

          So, did you vote for Le Pen Lester ? Just asking.

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            “A fine balance it is.”

            Fine balance? They are shutting down traffic in the middle of Paris. Cars cannot pass through the road: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etljQLaGyiM, pedestrians cannot use the sidewalks, some businesses cannot continue their normal operation. Why don’t these buggers pray at home like people of other religions. Who prays in the streets.

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

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      Maybe the groups such as the fundamentalist Christian, Zionists, the radical hindus (which he has kept out this time) bbs and the rest

      are learning from the Saudi’s. You know those criminals who fund money to kill others specially non Muslims, and shia Muslims and the rest.

      Yet you seem to go to saudi every year for so called pilgrimage, u don’t seem to condemn them. They are the ones who are teaching the Islamophobia, how could you leave them out from your rogues gallery.

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      Izeth Hussain

      RE: Is There An Islamophobic Hate Campaign In Sri Lanka?

      An interesting question. Or is it, those with their own-self interest are using Muslims and Islam towards achieving their self-interest goals, using their agents?

      Who are they? Who are their agents?

      Israelis, Christian Fundamentalists, Norwegians, LTTE remnants paid by those with self-interest, to the detriment of the ordinary Tami people and the people of Lanka.

      Their agents?

      The Tamils, Backlash and Kettikaran, Backlash, Lester, etc. who are in fact traitors to the Tamils in particular and the people in general, for collaborating with the foreign interests. They are like the Tamils of an earlier era who voted with the racist Sinhala South to disenfranchise the up country Tamils, when the Sinhala Left opposed it.

      The Tamils, Backlash and Kettikaran, Backlash, Lester, etc. should try to get rid of the casteism and racism in Tamil society and get towards and egalitarian society. Whatever path it takes, Reformed Castless Hinduism, Tamil Buddhism, Tamil Jainism, Tamil Christianity, Tamil Muslims, Tamil Agnostics, Tamil Atheist, does not matter, as long as the end result is an egalitarian society.

      From the Buddha’s Words:-

      “Najachcha Vasalo Hothi, Najachcha Hothi Brahmano” – “Not by birth is one an outcast, not by birth is one a Brahmana. By deed is one an outcast, by deed is one a Brahmana”.

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        I am not Tamil. However, I have great respect for Tamil culture, particularly the attitude towards education. You continually highlight some rubbish IQ statistic of Sinhalese in other posts. What do you think is the IQ of the typical Muslim who believes in circumcision, halal, spending weeks destroying a Buddha statue with artillery, keeping the women covered with bedsheets, and Muhammed flying to the moon on a unicorn?

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    Izeth Hussain:

    For some time, I was reading articles written by some muslims. I did not find any of you muslims being fair people, I mean particularly people who would be fair to other religions. In the name of Islam, you all lie. Then when politics come on top of that, they become simply cattle – butchers, drug lords etc.,

    You people refuse to accept that BBS is needed in Sri Lanka. YOu continues to insist that irrespective of what muslims do eithe rin Sri lanka or all over the world, govts and people of every country should give you your way.

    There are many rebuttals to what you say.

    the most horrendus story that I heard was some wher ein Colombo, soe time ago, one muslim restaurent owner added medication, that eould make female children sterile, to the cakes which were bought by children of a buddhist school.

    Then muslim peoples’ religious tolerance in Sri lanka is amazing. From how many places we hear that muslims are objecting to buddhist festivals in that region.

    This is a very short response.

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      jim

      “the most horrendus story that I heard”

      The most horrendous story was this womans plight.Your ‘story’ was it from grimms fairy tales.
      http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/16/srilanka-muslimskilled.html

      Sithee Hameeda, a resident of Darga Nagar, one of the three towns attacked, said the mob broke into her home and stole jewelry and cash while her family hid in a room.

      “Soon the house caught fire and we ran out because we could not stay with the smoke,” she said. “We hid in the marsh and came back only after everything was over. Everything was destroyed. We were left only with the wet clothes we were wearing.”

      did the muslims ask for separation?Did they kill soldiers?Now what is the excuse you have now for going after another minority and trying to frighten them into submission using your superior numbers and as gnanasera boasts,the sinhala army and police.Is the answer tnen for tamils and muslims to have their own army and police to protect their citizens like this poor woman here who lost everything and would have lost her life too if she had resisted.Look at the angry men.

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        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glEb-rVMxJA

        Above is the sinhala people traversign through the aluthgama town and muslims throwing stones from the mosque.

        Prior tothis was the beating of a buddhist monk who went through the town.

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          jim

          “Prior tothis was the beating of a buddhist monk”

          is this one of your horrendous stories?The bhuddhist monk was not assaulted.His driver and another muslim youth had an argument and maybe fight,i don’t know really and don’t care.If two people fight why make it a racial issue.I see the sinhalese fighting with each other all the time and seem to be enjoying themselves and providing free entertainment.

          As for the procession it was a trap set to inflame muslims and some of their hot headed youth just like those in the north at one time instead of listening to the advise of their elders who were trying to stop it,fell into the trap set by BBS ably advised by gota the mastermind.Gota can continue to fund the army saying now there was an islamic threat.BTW what was the policeman doing.Just watching disinterestedly while it was the muslim civilians who were trying to stop the stone throwing.

          So you think an incident such as this justifies a riot against the innocent.You have a warped mind like some of the BBS.Get help.

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          Haha Fake videos created by BBS terrorist. Typical

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      “the most horrendus story that I heard was some wher ein Colombo, soe time ago, one muslim restaurent owner added medication, that eould make female children sterile, to the cakes which were bought by children of a buddhist school”, these were filthy lies of BBS and their racist colleagues, including you now. Why don’t you inform the proper authorities?

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      jimsofty

      ” the most horrendus story that I heard was some where in…. “

      1. One of the most horrendous stories that I heard in 2014 was that an innocent Muslim man was killed at Aluthgama, leaving the children fatherless, a conspiracy of Sinhala “Buddhist” BBS monk Ganasara, protected by Mahinda and Gotabaya Rajapaksa, aided and abetted by the Norwegians, Christian Fundamentalist and the Israelis ( for their own self-interest).

      Are the Sinhala “Buddhists” Modayas?

      They Killed my Father,Give my father back Aluthgama,Dharga town kids crying360P

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqjgGx3uIf0

      2. One of the most horrendous stories that I heard in 1958 was that a Tamil overseer and his family, were thrown into a well, petrol poured and burned alive in the Sinhala “Buddhist” South.

      3. Add other most horrendous stories…..

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    The title of this article is rhetorical. I do not think Brother Izeth actually expects a detailed response to it given the experiences of the Muslim Community during the past 5 – 6 years. However, it does raise the important questions as to who the instigators of Islamophobia in Sri Lanka are, as to what their ultimate goals are and as to how Islamophobia fits into their game-plan.

    The Muslims are wasting precious time and energy venting their anger at the anti-Muslim groups that crawled out of the wood-work during the recent past. These groups are not the cause of the prevailing Islamophobic sentiment. They are the symptom of a more deep-seated problem between the Buddhist and Muslim communities that took root and grew exponentially over the past 3 – 4 decades. They are the cats paws of certain players with vested interests.

    The puppet-masters, who decided to de-stabilize Sri Lanka in accordance with their own agenda, activated the anti-Muslim groups in the full knowledge that it would result in the activation of the ‘extremists’ among the Muslims, thereby setting in motion a social crisis that would continue to feed on itself. As Donald Trump and Marie le Pen have demonstrated, addressing deep-seated apprehensions and fears of the populace will have it’s share of success however repugnant it may be to the majority.

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    Yes there is, and I think the International Muslim Community, and the struggles they are going through, which are being splashed in the media,is to be blamed for it. To an extent some Muslims in Sri Lanka have through various activities, statements, and behavior added to the strengthening of this thinking.

    The Minority Community in any Country must accept the fact that they are the minority Community, and not try to behave like they are a majority, nor dictate terms to the Majority. This does not mean that they should go around with bent heads and say “yes sir, no sir three bags full sir”. But they should not go around fighting for the slightest little incident and demanding immediate redress;
    ‘an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” business. This leads to constant and unnecessary confrontation which over a period of time hardens attitudes and positions, and leads to this ISLAMOPHOBIA the writer is talking about, as in this instance.

    One other thing that should be understood in any given situation is that unless you are in a position to control and implement a stand one should never try to create a stand. It only leads to a confrontation from which one could ultimately end up the loser, even after a long drawn out struggle which would cause a lot of hurt and heartburn to all concerned. This is precisely what is happening here.

    All ethnicities, religious, colours, creeds, and classes,( UTOPIA?) must accept the Philosophy of living in harmony with each other which appears to be so foreign to today’s world, and easier said than done. But there is no other way that Humans can live together peacefully unless the objective of mankind is to hate and destroy each other, the choice is ours. In my opinion Humans in general yearn to live in peace, it is the Politicians that create situations, cause conflagrations, push for conflicts and all for Material Greed.

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    Are you talking about USA, France, Germany, UK, Israel, Australia, Japan, Norway, Sri Lanka, China, Russia or what?

    According to Muslims, Islamaphobia is everywhere! May be this is the norm.

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    “Is There An Islamophobic Hate Campaign In Sri Lanka?”.

    YES, THERE IS,

    AND YOU, YOU PEOPLE ARE GOING TO STARTING IT TO FLAMES.

    YOU BLOOD SUCKING IDIOTS, LEAVE OUR PEOPLE FROM YOUR HATE CAMPAIGN!!!!!!!!.

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      “Is There An Islamophobic Hate Campaign In Sri Lanka?”.

      YES, THERE IS, IT IS BY SLAVING RACIST OF ZIONIST AND CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION

      AND YOU, YOU PEOPLE ARE GOING TO STARTING IT TO FLAMES? YOU RACIST TRYING TO START TO DESTROY YOUR OWN PEOPLE.

      YOU BLOOD SUCKING IDIOTS, LEAVE OUR PEOPLE FROM YOUR HATE CAMPAIGN.. NO, NO IT IS WE STOPPED YOUR BLOOD FLOW LIKE RIVER FROM TAMIL TERRORIST.

      CONSULT A PSYCHIATRIST FOR FACTS.

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    Sinhalese have both Tamilphobia and Islamophobia for very good reasons. Sinhalese are the majority in Sri Lanka but they are a very tiny minority in the world where there are billions of Muslims and Tamils.

    Dr. Subramanium Swamy in a speech given on ‘India and Indian Culture’ (www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkjltqnTkHO) presented an interesting analysis on the behavior of Muslims. If a country has an absolute Muslim majority (Dar al Islam), they do not give room for any other religion. If the Muslims are a minority in a country ((Dar al Harb) and the majority is not united, they keep on agitating and demanding all sorts of things which they themselves do not give when they are the majority. This is exactly what is happening in Sri Lanka. In case of Sri Lanka, Tamils are also following a similar strategy. May be they learnt from Muslims.

    The Muslims in the Eastern part of the country are the descendants of those who lived in the western coast and kicked out by Dutch. Dutch who were mainly interested in trade wanted to get rid of their competitor. So these Muslims moved to Eastern part of the country and settled down because of the hospitality given by Sinhalese. Now they claim that it is their territory and putting up all kinds of restrictions and conditions to Sinhalese. So, if Muslim leaders do not control the Wahabi menace, Muslims may have to pay a heavy price. Muslims should remember that their economy depends highly on Sinhalese customers. Sinhalese, if they decide to do so, can pull out the plug and cut off the power supply that run the Muslim economy. We will follow what Mahathma Gandhi did in India to British by boycotting British products. In Sinhala we have a saying ‘kakuluwa natanne wathura rathwenakan witharai’ kiyala.

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      Eagle Eye, SL Citizen, Dr Clean…….

      “Sinhalese have both Tamilphobia and Islamophobia for very good reasons.”

      The reason being paranoia. Paranoia is an infectious disease in this island since the advent of Anagarika Dharmapalaism, pure public racism, an easy/lazy option to prove one’s superiority, mis-allocation
      of resources, power, opportunities, ….. in fact greater opportunity for smart ass patriotic crooks.

      A born stupid crook who has pawned his/her own mind cannot and will not understand.

      “Sinhalese are the majority in Sri Lanka”

      Hence you have more stupid people than all others put together.

      “Sinhalese, if they decide to do so, can pull out the plug and cut off the power supply that run the Muslim economy.”

      Imagine if the Middle East Medieval Kingdom collectively decided to punish you for your stupidity, all your women folks will be back hence you wouldn’t have enough foreign exchange to buy your next round of malt, no petrol the entire country grind to halt, ………..

      “We will follow what Mahathma Gandhi did in India to British by boycotting British products. “

      You have already insulted Buddha enough now the Mahathma. Try Modi.

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        Native Vedda:

        “Hence you have more stupid people than all others put together.”

        Sinhalese were not content to wander the jungles with battle axe and loin cloth. They created a civilization. Foreigners have been upsetting that civilization since Eelara times. The Westerners brought Christianity and used a divide and rule policy, which led to a civil war. Before the Westerners came, the country was self-sufficient in rice production. We did not have famines, cholera epidemics, or Black Death like the West, because our indigenous technology (hydrology/irrigation) was good, and hygiene came naturally.

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          Lester

          “Sinhalese were not content to wander the jungles with battle axe and loin cloth. They created a civilization.”

          Those who are wise and take pride in their environment need to live with the minimum. Need take precedent over greed hence a frugal living. Its not weakness but strength. While we try to minimize consumption and live a healthy life physically and morally you accumulate wealth by destroying the environment, eat beyond what you need, become obese, spend stolen money on medical treatment and drugs.

          This island belongs to us and not you the kallathonies.

          What civilisation are you talking about?

          “and hygiene came naturally.”

          Is that why the public racist Anagarika Dharmapala (the homeless one) wrote “The Daily Code for Laity” published in 1898 in which he prescribes how to use the lavatory?

          In your ancient civilisation hygiene came naturally there was no need for the public racist to lay down laws.

          Move on from your borrowed civilisation, culture, hydraulic engineering, religion, architecture, …. and Sunday Sil Monday kill Sinhala/Buddhist culture.

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            Native Vedda:

            “While we try to minimize consumption and live a healthy life physically and morally”

            It’s time to give up the bow & arrow/loin cloth (v-string?) and join the modern world. Educate your children in subjects which are useful so that they can pursue economic opportunities that help your community.

            “This island belongs to us and not you the kallathonies”

            Island belongs to Balangoda Man. What is his ethnicity?

            “What civilisation are you talking about?:

            While you were shooting birds, we built palaces & swimming pools at high elevations. You can join us or continue with the birds.

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          I say Lester,
          I suppose the Westerners also introduced Malaria ?
          The country was self-sufficient in rice because the population was about a million, and all of them were farmers.
          Famines ARE mentioned in the Mahavamsa, in spite of your claimed “self-sufficiency”.
          It was the foreigners who introduced potatoes, tomatoes, beans, maize, chillies, cocoa,coffee,tea, avocados, aubergines, and many others. What an insipid diet the Sinhalese must have lived on before that!
          You are entitled to your opinion, but I don’t think much of a civilization which spent much of its time in the paddy fields or feeding a parasitical priesthood and building great monuments for them. Is there even a musical tradition it can boast of?

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            Mahavamsa mentions “Beminitiya Seya” famine, this was mostly due to South Indian invasions & neglect of irritation systems.

            So the Sinhalese were farmers, that is better than the Arabs who wandered the desert abusing goats before Muhammed united them. The Sinhalese built a civilization; we have our own language, monuments, Mahavamsa, unique form of Buddhism, etc. Your Islam is just copied from the Bible and Torah. That is why you people are so jealous of the Jews, you lack their intelligence and innovation.

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              I say Lester,
              I am not a Muslim, but I must point out that Muslims built the Alhambra in Spain and the Taj Mahal in India. Do the Sinhalese have any comparable REAL buildings to show? Mountainous piles of earth covered with bricks cut no ice, my dear man. Even Egyptian temples built 3500 years ago show better technology. As to the Jews, your favourite, they have only fake history. Of course you will say the Muslims destroyed it!
              ” unique form of Buddhism, etc. Your Islam is just copied from the Bible and Torah.”
              Yes unique in that it includes all the Hindu gods and worships trees to boot. So what is different in copying the Torah?
              I am not saying any religion is the best. Just that it is stupid to run down anyone else’s.
              Grow up , little man.

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            Mr.Lester,
            “that is better than the Arabs who wandered the desert abusing goats before Muhammed united them. “
            Is your ignorance for real? You really haven’t heard of the pre-Christian civilization of Petra in Jordan?
            Wandering Arabs my foot!
            There were wandering Veddas in Sri Lanka. Does that mean there was no Sinhalese civilization?
            And as for abuse, perhaps you haven’t heard of the chief monks of the London Buddhist Vihara AND the Mihintale Vihara, who got caught abusing children? At least goats don’t mind being abused.

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      Correction The Muslims along the western coast, fled from Portuguese and not from the Dutch. The east is Tamil land and not Sinhalese. The Sinhalese were only deliberately dumped in the east during the past 6p years by all Sinhalese led Sri Lankan governments to deliberately change the demography of the east and make the eastern Tamils a minority in their own lands. More than 80% of the Sinhalese dumped in the east were dumped there in the past 30 years.

      It was not the hospitality of the Sinhalese but the Tamils that allowed the Muslims to settle in the east, as it is Tamil land. The Sinhalese did not want them to settle in their lands and started to kill loot and attack the Muslims when they first try to settle in the Kandyan areas. In desperation King Senarath who had loose control of the southern eastern lands, asked the Tamil Vannimanai chiefs of southern eastern province ( modern day Batticaloa and Amparai districts) if they will allow these Muslim refugees fleeing Portuguese persecution from the western littorals to settle in the east, as the Sinhalese do not want more of them amongst them. The Tamil chiefs agreed to this as they were ethnically Tamils. They gave them lands and also Hindu Tamil Mukkuva women for wives, as most of the Muslims who fled to the east, like in Europe were just young men. This is the reason the eastern Muslims follow the eastern Tamil kudi system and Mukkuva law. Stop twisting history to suit your Sinhalese agenda

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        How do you come to a conclusion that what Izeth Hussain writes about Kettikaran, Backlash, Lester, Real Siva and other ani-Muslims servitor of a fundamentalist Christian’s and Zionist’s group? Well, it is by reading their comments. If they write giving their views with reliable references, then they are moderate writers but if with hatred, then what Izeth Hussain poit out is correct. NOW SEE HOW THIS ZIONIST’S AND CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALIST’S MUKKUVA WRITE. Always degrading views on Moor’s ethnicity. He must be a direct descendant of Mukkuwa Tamil race.

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    Mr Ezeth got one thing right.. That is Norwegians gave us BBS exactly the same way the Indians gave us LTTE.

    But Azeth’s assertion that the Norwegian Christian Fundamentalists are behind is totally out of whack…

    It is the Solheim Institute for the Creation of Thamil Eelaam which is behind BBS.

    BTF England under Suren Surendran and UNP London are the co sponsors.

    One thing though they had a brilliant strategy, Otherwise how could Dr Ranil become the PM and grab power..

    Anyway that is history.

    BBS and his Boss have done the most damage to the Post Nanthikadal Srilanka.

    What I can’t understand is why Ezeth keep picking on BBS.

    Our inhabitants , the Dalits whom I speak up for have no interest what so ever to go after the Muslims,

    But UNP suckers among the Dalits are a different story.

    And they are good at it as evident from the post Colonial stirrings we had.

    What our Dalits are worried is losing their access to Free Education. Free Universities , Free Medical care ,Jobs and One nation status.

    Ezeth should write on what deals his Thambi Polies are doing with the Vellala TNA to extend the Federal Eelaam as far as Thoppigala and beyond, when Dr Raniil’s Batalanda Constitution kicks in.

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    IH: Is There An Islamophobic Hate Campaign In Sri Lanka?

    yes there is

    In your mind!

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    Mister Hussain,
    It is not an Islamophobic campaign. It is Izzeth-o-phbic. There is a difference, you know.
    By the way, that insufferable blighter Lester has not shown up yet! Is he licking his wounds from the mauling he got last time from Chintaka, old codger, etc?

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    Mr.Hussein Please do not respond on the comments let the readers do .
    Regards

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    There has never been a successful islamic country in the last 2000 years.
    Why are the barbarians running to infidel welfare benefits fantasy allah does not pay?
    Referendum in the countries who have taken the uncivilized filth will want them returned to islamic hell holes like Pakistan,Bangladesh,Yemen,Somalia,Sudan, Afghanistan etc.etc.etc.

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      What is the stand it for other religions in the world ?

      The world s biggest islamic population is reported to in Indonisia. We dont hear any kind of high conflicts based on the religion in that part of the world. Malaysia is also identified as a predominately islamic country, but have not heard about their conflicts to the levels we see in syria or ME countries.

      Middle east long driven problem on Palastinians is not exclusively because they are muslims. THat has lot to do with the culture and mentalities of those people. But Syrians’ is identified as a war based on the islamic fundementalistic gains. So is the case with some muslims of varied kind in Pakistan and several other countries Sunites are being suppressed by Shia or vice versa.

      I think just to attack ISLAM as a religion all various conflicts is no fair., the conflicts and their origins are multi-factorial.

      We the buddhists dominated srilanken state fought a war over 35 years against a small rebel group. It was not based on Buddhism, Hinduism or any other religion, but a small facist group comprised of SO CALLED freedom fighters destroyed mainly the livelyhood of tamils and rest of the folks in the island.In retrospect, it was similar to rises of southern rebels today turn politicians – JVPrs.

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      “Why are the barbarians running to infidel welfare benefits fantasy allah does not pay?”

      I saw this question raised on a talk show recently. With the exception of Turkey, the Gulf Arab countries did not take in any of their fellow Sunni Arab refugees. The funny thing is that after going to the West, these refugees then demand Sharia and for the women to be allowed to wear a scarf to work. What is the point of the West being tolerant, if the so-called refugees are unable to integrate? Even Merkel changed her tune after the rape attacks in Cologne.

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    Sudden Course Change

    Guys, be logical and analyze it. Take these 4 things together. Mallaiyuran becomes the 29th Buddha. Izeth Hussain publishes his 29th article on Islamophobia. Modi thinks 29 times and visits Lankas on the 2nd day of Wesak. Thathagatha Mallaiyuran accompanies Modi secretly.

    Take all these together, grind it well, add 10 cups of water and boil it down to one cup and drink. What do you get?

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    Islamophobia is not new in Sri Lanka or around the world, lies and demonizing the religion and Its prophet has been old ,old as old as our great great grand mothers .

    Even in the Book “1914”,of Harmsworth’s The Herioc Age of Islam ,by Dr.heinrich &Leonard ,The just could not hold back the underlying hate and prejudice of this puristic Monotheistic faith and the Purifier which was Muhammad .

    In between very much like today’s so-called “agnostic ” Jewess’s writings about Islam and The Prophet, it the same what is going on among some Racist groups they call it sweet revenge machan and a stab in the back.

    They can not hold back the hate they have to induce their venom by either taking our of context the Quran ,misinterpret it or twist it ,if that is not possible use the very traditions they introduced 300,00 years after the demise of The Prophet to find insults ,if not fabricate new ones.

    Honestly The Muslim and Jews have not an atom of problem with the concept of God of religion the issue is Land and nothing else .
    But there are a set of hidden hands who are using the situation and adding fuel for their own benefit ,it would actually be detrimental for their agenda if the Muslim and Jew ever reconcile.

    Unfortunately Most Muslims have also got their wires mixed up with the Quranic verses about the Jews , they are refereed to the the times of the Prophet and before, Today there are many wonderful Jews around the world , there is a extremely sincere Rabi in Indonesia helping the poor ,but not deceivingly manipulating their poverty to convert, even in Israel there are many Jews who stand up to Palestinian rights,painting the whole community with one brush = Muslim ,it is wrong

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    The new hate campaign has a hidden hand and is supported by a powerful individual , Gota smelt the rat ,but too late , he desperately tried and banned all the Fake Religious money making NGOS, Mahinda was too hasty he called for elections and thus disrupted Gota’s plan to eliminate them completely.

    Gota was and is a totally devoted Buddhist , but I refuse to believe he is an extremist or a racist. He may feel strongly towards The Sinhala -Buddhist people and I ask why should he not? if the others do not care for their people it is not his fault, what have The Muslim Politicians ever done for Muslims ,other people like than Sir Razik Fareed and Ashraff of our times? sweet nothing .. even now they are taking good care of themselves and their families, it will come out one-day.

    Today very ,very unfortunate The Present government has given open license to this blood thirsty fake organizations ,Their agendas are that have set aflame the whole middle-east , Rohinghya genocide , even the The Bosnia massacre.Nigeria etc. first they set the flames , let the civilian get killed then they go in as saviors ,only to convert forcibly and take over the orphans .

    If Someone like Gota does not return and take control and educate the majority, who is the real wolf in sheep clothing, in another 20 to 40 years there will not be any Buddhists ,Catholics ,Anglicans etc

    The Buddhist have got the wrong target ,I can sign with my blood This nation will never be a Muslim nation- but it will not remain a Buddhist ,if you do not wake up.

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    There is a segment from every community busy making money through them and selling the whole nation, there are Muslims, Buddhists ,Christians of various denominations,Hindus etc involved.

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      “The Buddhist have got the wrong target ,I can sign with my blood. This nation will never be a Muslim nation- but it will not remain a Buddhist,if you do not wake up” Looks like another conspiracy is off the drawing board. This comment is clearly a poorly concealed hint to set the Sinhalese against the Tamils – now that the Islamic Project to convert Sri Lanka has failed.

      Can’t these fellows live in peace wherever they are and allow others to do so. Conspiring 24x7x31x12 to take over the country and the world in the deranged belief the world is about to fall in the hands of Global Islam will only take them into untold trouble.

      Dravidian

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      If my memory is not disturbed by usual health problems of common srilankens –
      amnnesia, Gota is the man who single handedly introduced state sponsored brutal culture to lanken soil. The biased media unit of them promoted the stanza in favour of the consolidation of their politics.

      In the post MR regime, we are becoming clear, what is not in action today had been given upperhand by state men directly to continue, in the name of buddhism. Like for example, BBS and other violent buddhist elements,

      Nobody else, there I am afraid, Nitzen, Nitwit, I have to add my contradictions here.
      For me as I learnt it from Daham School, Buddhism is no means int o promotion of suppression or violence. It was public secret, we had all kind of the kind of culture until 8th Jan 2015. Buddha s teachings are being highly respected by increasing masses in developed world today, just because the depth of Buddhism is far similar to scientific way of life. Nor would any sensitive ones oppose its real meanings. And in the same time not harming even to an ant is the base of the philosophy. But what is being practising by masses in Srilanka, Myanmar or the like countries are clearly different to what LB preached. Both sanga and lay communities may have taken it from wrong end.

      Definition – a philosophy introduced by LORD BUDDHA resounding the importance of NON-VIOLENCE BY PROPER UNDERSTANDING OF PROBLEMS OF HUMAN BEINGS.

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    I challenge Izeth Hussain to an open debate about the life of Muhammed and the authenticity of the Quran. So far, the only rebuttals from Muslim apologists have been “great Arab civilization”, “only Arabic version of Quran is relevant”, and “Zionist propaganda.”

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      Let me open the debate about the life of Muhammed and the authenticity of the Quran. Mohammed is the first historically recorded Schizophrenic who suffered auditory hallucination. How can any person with an iota of intellect accept him as a prophet. So please take all what he said with a pinch of salt. Authenticity of Quran goes for a six, when it says that earth is flat, not once but several times. Quran contains several hate materials instigating its flowers to murder and destroy civilisation. Do these qualities not make dust bin the best place to dump it. Arabs were a nomadic group and learnt civilisation from Pharaohs and Sumerians. The only worthwhile contribution they made to mankind was before they became Muslims. Sadly Islam has corroded their rational thinking power.

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        Faqurlah,
        If Muslims are so dumb, why do you send your wife and daughter to a Muslim country? Are Muslim P****ks longer than yours?

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          Why you Muslims are sending your wives and daughters to western countries?. Are European P****ks longer than yours. Arabs are hybrid ethnic group originated by the union of European masters and African slaves. Arab women slept with European men because their P****ks were longer than that of the Arab men. Arab P****ks are only suitable for camels and goats.

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        “How can any person with an iota of intellect accept him as a prophet.”

        With power comes women. Mohammed had 13 wives, in addition to the dozens of slaves taken from sacking Medina, Mecca, and Jerusalem. According to an account by Anas bin Malik, “The Prophet used to visit all his wives in a round, during the day and night and they were eleven in number.” Remember, he was originally an orphan. By defeating the Meccans and uniting the Arabs, he was assured of fame and fortune.

        “Authenticity of Quran goes for a six.”

        Yes, there was nothing for the “archangel Gabriel” to reveal to an illiterate man. 95% of it can be found in the Bible or Torah. How can something be authentic when most of the material is found elsewhere? Today we consider it plagiarism if credit is not given to the proper sources.

        “Sadly Islam has corroded their rational thinking power.”

        Not only Arabia, but many other parts of the world. Arabia itself had a beautiful pagan civilization. Indonesia, Malaysia, etc. have an ancient Hindu & Buddhist heritage. The original civilization of Iran is Zoroastrian; the “Avesta” is the basis for many of the myths in the Abrahamic religions. Let us not forget Turkey. Before the mongol barbarians invaded, it belonged to the Byzantines. The point is that these places were flourishing before they were influenced by Islam.

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      Mr.Lester,
      Also start a debate about why is the Tooth relic so big?
      Islamophobia is organized by Israel, by these people:

      Irving Moskowitz, a California-based bingo multimillionaire who openly finances the Judaisation of east Jerusalem and West Bank settlements
      Sheldon Adelson, an American casino billionaire who uses his Israeli media empire to support long-time friend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
      Nina Rosenburg, heiress to the Sears Roebuck fortune who was dubbed by journalist Max Blumenthal as ‘the sugar mama of anti-Muslim hate’
      Daniel Pipes, labeled by the Center for American Progress as part of a network of ‘misinformation experts’ that ‘peddle hate and fear of Muslims and Islam’
      Paul E. Singer, right-wing American billionaire who is the third largest donor to the 2016 Republican presidential campaign

      Are you an Israeli agent?

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        Buddha’s tooth relic is big similar to Mohammed’s hair relic resembling that of a camel. Worshipping mortal remnants is barbaric.

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    This organization is a money making one and they want to do it at the cost of Innocent Muslim lives.

    They fuel hatred and spread lies through their proxies ,some who remain in their religion and do it for money ,but most Muslims are apostates who have converted discreetly to it and are the worst.

    We are honestly sitting on a very dangerous time bomb ,Muslims do not realize it, because everyone who were involved in the past campaigns are silent , they make believe everything is well.
    They will not sleep a night only if they can have one little look at the various hate groups active discreetly on certain apps.

    This Government has failed. UNP needs to go and The President needs to take control and reconcile with Gota, there is not an atom of accusation that has been proven against him, so why not reconcile with him? and save the nation.

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    All of us must take our hats off for this man Izeth Hessian for lashing it out bravely unlike some Muslims who prefer to bury their heads in the sand and hope it will go away until another Aluthgama happens .

    Today a Muslim child can never get into any government jobs (Expects the pets of The politicians- not the talented ones)you can not get any credit for business even from private banks , I was told by a past very friendly Foreign bank which was the best at one time, even during The rajapakes ,who use to encourage Credit cards to young working people no matter where they have their account, when request was made for a young Muslim, I was told the person must have a saving account with them and of-cause the person need to start up with Rs.500,000 and maintain that balance, and to get one’s FD balance refunded that was placed as security for a CC ,it takes 2 to three months and never give proper advice ,send them around in circles ,wasting fuel time and energy and making a Mickey of past loyal customers only because they are Muslim and most probably someone is behind it. , because I have checked with my friends who are not Muslims they do not encounter such hardships.

    If you have no Money and have no Political connections or connections in private banks the chances as a Muslim you getting any credit or support is zero and you will not get any support from The Government funded projects for start ups or get registered if you are a Muslim without Political connection.
    People interested can do your own research.
    Yes again The general Muslim’s economy is being systematically taken apart & the Muslim politicians in power do not care .

    Yes I agree 100 % That There is a dangerous rise of Islamophobia in Sri lanka today ,than during Rakapakshe’s time, and shamelessly there are few Muslims by name and outer appearance supporting and working along for monetary gains.

    The danger is it is a silent killer ,, smoke under water.

    The Only Muslim Politician who had the balls to come out with it like always was Azath Sally as usual , now you will understand why this man never got a decent position ever, even when he was more suitable ,deserving and right to be the Mayor it was given to the sokadaya.

    This is Sri Lanka ,if they know you are cable they will rather destroy you than let the people and nation benefit.

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    Mr.Izeth and Dear Muslims ,just ignore the Jester the Fool ,he is talking to himself a paid agent of the murderous Fake blood sucking NGOS.

    Do not play into him and waste your time ,energy and acquired good knowledge.

    Up his with his challenges, let him disprove the past great Noble men and women who have endorsed the religion and the prophet if he can , you and I do not have to answer him.

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    Dear Izzeth Hussein
    The dogs bark and the caravan moves. When it comes to Islam there are a lot of dogs barking. But Islam is the fastest growing religon and no amount of barking can change that. If only these islamophobics would take the time to study the Quran and Hadith in depth, they too would embrace Islam. May Allah give you move strenght to write and expose these Zionist agents.

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    This is the tragedy in Sri Lanka.When brilliant intellectuals like Mr.Izzeth Hussain write to expose the ills of some idiots and absolutely warped minds ,they are denigrated.By the way only RajArse is seen so far.Where are MalUrine,Kundiyan Sharma ,Backarse Lash etc?Come on spill your trash but for heavens sake stop short of making CT a Meetotumulla sort of dump !

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    Prejudice die hard and History should not be repeated but it is now been repeated and the reason is complete ignorance and pure hate-There is no cure for the decease of the heart
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    In The book of -Title: Heroes and Hero Worship

    By Thomas Carlyle ,he had exposed the prejudice and lies that were said by a Dutch Scholar and statesman Hugo Grotius ,he said Muhammad had trained pigeons to take peas from his ears ,thus insinuating that The Holy Prophet can bluff the people by showing he was receiving revelation from God through the holy Ghost in the shape of a dove ,, of cause as ignorant and hate filled he was of The Religion the Quran and The Prophet ,perhaps he borrowed it from the Bible to induce hate into his own audience against Islam and Its Prophet.

    However later another intellectual named Pococke who wanted proof about the story of Muhammad , the dove and the peas ?
    For this Hugo Grotius responded ,I have no proof, he said he felt like inventing a story for his audience ,
    ‘The Pigeon and peas’ it was more plausible than the Arch Angel dictating to prophet Muhammad,
    For this ,The great Intellect Thomas Carlyle responds ,
    ‘THE LIES WHICH WELL MEANING ZEAL HAS HEAPED ROUND THIS MAN,ARE DISGRACEFUL TO OURSELVES ONLT’. Thomas Carly

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    It’s in the hands of the Muslims to fight islamaphobia .. by changing or denouncing their more extreme customs and integrate better with other religions.. not only in sri-lanka.. but worldwide.

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    Lester challenging the great IH for “an open debate ” is laughable at best.This is like MS Themis considering himself as Sir John Kotelawala’s equal in 1956 and then being thrashed by the great man !

    Lester,you may read page VI of the Sunday Island of 30 April 2017 and view IH’s impeccable credentials before throwing yourself foolishly in perils way by asking for a debate.You are a tiny insignificant little minnow in the presence of the towering Hussain the huge pike.

    Incidentally, Mr H,hope you would complete your autobiography for posterities sake,please.If Leonard Woolf could write his in a 5 part series in his late 80s so could you ,Sir.

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      Why don’t you post with your true Islamic name, no need to play a double game here.

      [Edited out]

      Islamaphobia is real, yes, but not for the reasons Izeth points out. The fact is that certain aspects of (Sunni) Islam are not compatible with 21st century values. There is no other religion or philosophy on earth that condones crucifixion or openly selling women into slavery. While most Muslims are against these kinds of behaviors, silence is not enough. Trying to shift the blame to Israel like Izeth does is also not enough. Silence equals culpability. That was the lesson from World War II.

      There needs to be a major paradigm shift within Islam or the Islamaphobia will only get worse.

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        Mr. Lester,
        “There is no other religion or philosophy on earth that condones crucifixion or openly selling women into slavery”
        Plenty of Sinhala women are slaves in Saudi Arabia. Your wife too?

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          See here, the Muslim attitude to women. If you follow what “Real Siva” has written, this guy, yusuf, is a Dravidian convert to Islam. So imagine how much worse it is for women in the Gulf. The Arab royals have harems with dozens of women, including (imported) Western women. This is how the Arabs use their oil wealth, in addition to building massive palaces, buying luxury cars, and buying expensive overseas real estate. When they start wars to kill their Shia brothers (Syria & Yemen), creating a massive refugee crisis, they then put the blame on Israel. Anyone who disagrees suffers from “Islamaphobia.” IH thinks the Arabs are civilized; no, they are just spoiled children. Eventually the free money will run out and most of these Arab commodes will resemble Sudan.

          There is another question, why the Muslim women don’t fight back; the answer might have something to do with a phenomenon called “Stockholm syndrome.” According to the Wikipedia, “Stockholm syndrome is a condition that causes hostages to develop a psychological alliance with their captors as a survival strategy during captivity.”

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            Mr. lester,
            ” This is how the Arabs use their oil wealth, in addition to building massive palaces, buying luxury cars, and buying expensive overseas real estate. “
            I think the Arabs are free to spend their own money. Sri Lankans spend the money their wife gets from the Arabs. That is the difference.

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              Jewsoopu,
              Arabs spend the money their wives get from the Europeans. That is the difference.

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    Who’s testimony ? a Ignorant Fool’s or Noble unbiased Intellectual of repute?

    The way the reader responds we will know which camp he or she fits well.
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    It is usual for anyone to praise ones leader, be it a guru, saint or prophet: and very often we all do and if to reproduce here the past achievements of The Muslim Prophet by Muslims it would not be accepted but as exaggeration by the enemy who is already filled with hate. But when the achievements are applauded and endorsed by sincere unbiased historians who are not of Muslim faith but men and women of great repute and accepted unconditionally by the world at large,it becomes a testimony indeed acceptable by all sane minds?

    Why should Muslims when having such great testimony in hand even bother to explain hate filled modern day ignorant fools? who insists to not see the sun while keeping their eyes shut?

    If there are men and women who have great minds ,not biased and not fearing of loosing their own foundations of belief ,let them google and read the truth and good what noble and highly intellectual individuals who are not of Muslim faith had to say about Islam and The Prophet.

    These fools are those who know not even their own scriptures, let it be any religion,had they known they wont behave like nincompoop, no matter what the subject article is about , their literal diarrhea of cow dung never seizes it is the same one and old dung they have picked up either by their hate groups ,or their gurus or plainly picked up from some dung filled pseudo website of hate and lies.
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    Right now our concern is a community who have lived peacefully is been ostracized ,demonized and totally discriminated purely based on lies that has not been investigated but purely based on hate and prejudice, we need an answer and if this government can not protect its citizens and give them their birth rights, then again a regime change is inevitable, the Muslim Ministers have failed once again in their duty, they will go to the lord with all the ills they horded while the community suffered and one day they will have to answer to the Lord.

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      “we need an answer”

      If your answer is jihad, I wish you the best of luck. It took us 30 years to finish off the LTTE, so we are definitely patient. It’s important for your community to understand, if even one suicide bomb goes off, Sinhalese will not sit back like the French. I do not support violence, and prefer all issues to be resolved amiably through dialog, however, I cannot speak for the others.

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    Muslims are loyal! Don’t make me laugh, they were highly opportunistic and exploited the position between the Sinhalese and the Tamils for their own selfish ends. Other than the small minority of northern Muslims, the rest of the Muslims in the island immensely benefited from this conflict, especially the southern and eastern Muslims, this is why they do not want a solution between the island’s Sinhalese and Tamils.
    They could not be loyal to their own language and ethnicity but for petty benefits joined with Sinhalese racist to discriminate the Tamils who are not Muslims and then call this loyalty. What sort of joke is this? Most probably this man does not know the meaning of loyalty.

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    Real Siva Sankaran Sarma
    Correction The Muslims along the western coast, fled from Portuguese and not from the Dutch. The east is Tamil land and not Sinhalese. The Sinhalese were only deliberately dumped in the east during the past 6p years by all Sinhalese led Sri Lankan governments to deliberately change the demography of the east and make the eastern Tamils a minority in their own lands. More than 80% of the Sinhalese dumped in the east were dumped there in the past 30 years.

    When will this cow-dung head seek therapy for his literal Purging disorder? the one and only thing he has written which he copies and paste is this dung…even after posting evidence done recently to prove the Moors and not Tamils, what dung-head idiot he goota be.

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      The only idiot here is you. Go and read the population statistics for the east since 1850s hardly any Sinhalese until they started to dump them on a large scale in the 1950s until now. The Sri Lankan Muslims are ethnically Tamil and not Moor. If you cannot come to terms with the truth that is your problem and not mine. A little bit of Arab amongst a few hundred families does not make you Arab. We all have a little bit of something. The claim to an Arab/Moorish ancestry is as absurd as the island’s two million Sinhalese and Tamil Christians claiming an exclusive European ancestry, by stating Europeans introduced Christianity to the island on a large scale and then showing the microscopic part European small minority of Burghers numbering around 30000 the most as proof of this. Any sane person will laugh at this absurd claim, however due to dirty politics and to divide and rule the island’s Tamils on the basis of religion origin caste( like Bharatha, Colombo CHetty) all sorts of absurd claims are entertained by the ruling Sinhalese establishment and nasty Muslim opportunists like you.

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      The only idiot here is you. Go and read the population statistics of the east from the 1850s to late 1948 hardly any Sinhalese until they started to get dumped there in their hundreds of thousands from the 1950s. Look at the map of east before 1948. Every town village mountain river city has a Tamil name, only a few border villages have a Sinhalese name. Now 30% of the place names in the east is Sinhalese, Whom are you trying to fool you opportunist Muslim. Despite the Sinhalese kicking you still want to fawn to them with hope of some more crumbs.
      As for the Sri Lankan Muslims being of Moor or of Arab descent don’t make e laugh. Any child or idiot can see that there is hardly any Arab or Moor in them, yet you pathetic creatures still want to be Arab or Moor. Even the Arab has stated you are not of Arab descent but south Asian coverts to Islam basically meaning Tamils largely from the lower castes who converted to Islam. Having a little bit of Arab in a few hundred families does not make you Arab. This like the 2 million Sinhalese and Tamil Christians claiming to be European and then showing the 30000 strong part European Burgher community as proof. This is what you wankers are trying to do

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    Words is it okay to wear nicker show dresses ? or it Sri Lankan Culture ?

    Or are you upset that women of one community is not showing enough?

    Come on now , be sensible.. if western attire is digestible,so with the Indian Saree showing the Panjabi shaw khameez, be it, The Arab is new Vogue.

    Please make room for tolerance in your heart ,it is the first step for peace, if you reject a dress that covers the entire body of a women ,then be prepared to reject the dress that leaves a women exposed.

    But if this is a true democratic nation ,you and I can not interfere in both attires and please do not drag other nations we are Sri lankans ,do not be biased ,What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

    Subject closed

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    Sherman Wijewardene,
    well said – the issue is we have more dead wood on our ship Sri Lanka.

    Intellectuals are scarce

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