22 May, 2019

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Islamism=Wahhabism – Confused Cassandras

By Ameer Ali

Dr. Ameer Ali

Just the other day I happened to watch a video on the recent anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka in which the reporter claimed that Islamism is on the rise in the country and went on to equate it on the spread of Wahhabism. I was appalled at the reporter’s confusion between Islamism and Wahhabism. In fact it is this confusion that is creating unnecessary alarm within the Sinhalese community and is being exploited by the ultra-national Buddhists to promote their own anti-Muslim propaganda. What is more shocking is the parallel the video drew between the Maldives Islands and Sri Lanka. Comparing the incomparable to prove a point is mischievous to say the least. The Muslims in the Maldives are the ruling majority and Islamism is a political weapon in the hands of contesting political groups; but in Sri Lanka Muslims are the second minority and there is absolutely no chance what so ever of them ruling this country or any part of it. Let me clear this confusion.

Islamism is a late twentieth century political phenomenon that arose out of the religious awakening amongst world Muslims, which in turn was the consequence of two related developments. One was the sudden increase in hydrocarbon-generated financial wealth, especially among members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC); and the other was the Islamised revolution in Iran.  In the late 1970s and 1980s there was a plethora of conferences and colloquiums funded by oil rich nations and held in expensive venues in which met selected Muslim scholars, Muslim political leaders and Islamic activists to plan out programs to Islamise the World Order. The slogan, ‘Islam the Answer’ was heard everywhere. The concept of the Islamic state and its derivatives such as Islamic economics, Islamic finance, Islamic law, Islamic science, and Islamic education and so on, are different dimensions of this religious awakening. However, all this projects were meant to be implemented in countries where the Muslims are a majority and hold political power. The sad story is that until today, none of the Muslim countries, including Iran and Saudi Arabia, have Islamised their state or economy. They are all nation states modelled on the Westphalian synthesis. Thus, the grand idea of Islamising the World Order still remains a utopian dream.

The eighteenth century eponymous Wahhabism on the other hand is not a political movement but an ultraconservative religious movement, which, owing to a historical coincidence in the eighteenth century won the political backing of the dominant Saudi family in Arabia. At that time the British super power welcomed this alignment with the hidden agenda of splitting and weakening the Ottoman Caliphate. Yet, Wahhabism remained mostly confined to the Arabian Peninsula until the late 1970s when, Ayatollah Khomeini, after throwing out the Americans from Iran, threatened to export his revolution to the American backed Sunni regimes in the Middle East. Though American administration panicked, it saw in Saudi Wahhabism an ultraconservative Sunni philosophy to counter Iran’s Shia radicalism. To the 21st century super power Wahhabism came as a Godsend. Thus, with blessings from the US and its Western allies this ultraconservative religious ideology received an open licence to spread its message throughout the Muslim world.

Wahhabism is not a political phenomenon and therefore does not fall into the category of Islamist movements like Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Boko Haram or ISIS, even though many of the members of these groups are Wahhabis and are from Saudi Arabia. Their common objective of creating an Islamic state or a Caliphate is anathema to the Saudi as well as to all other Muslim regimes. Saudi’s support to these movements is conditional and not to encourage their Islamist ideology but to fight Shia Iran and its proxies. Even in Sri Lanka Wahhabism’s chief political objective is to counter Iranian influence.   

Wahhabism as a religious phenomenon is essentially, anti-Shia, anti-Sufi, anti-rational, and even anti-science in outlook. It is exclusivist and literalist in its religious interpretation as opposed to being accommodative and discursive. In the name of purifying Islam from all post-Salafi accretions i.e., additions to Islam that occurred after the death of the Prophet and the first four caliphs, it has become a backward looking ideology.  A number of modern Islamic scholars like Prof. Khaled Abou El-Fadl feels that the Wahhabi teachings are out of step with what the Quran advocates. Yet, because it has the financial support of the Saudi regime and blessings of the West it is flourishing in countries like Sri Lanka, which not only needs Arab foreign investment but also is well entrenched in the American and Western ideological camp.

The most disquieting aspect of Wahhabism is that, because of its advocacy of strict puritanism not only in practising religious rituals but also in external behaviour, it is psychologically isolating the Muslim community in plural societies.  In other words, Wahhabism promotes spiritual alienation among its followers. It is this phenomenon that has given birth to Islamophobia in several countries. In certain instances some extreme Wahhabis also advocate spatial isolation of Muslims. A few years ago, a certain Muslim activist from Trinidad came to Australia and advised the Muslim community here to buy a big plot of land away from the cities, migrate and live in an enclave. Such irresponsible preaching is recipe for communal unrest in plural societies.   

However, it is undeniable that Wahhabism is disturbing the social equilibrium that has been in existence in Sri Lanka for many centuries. While the politicians of all hue are keen to exploit this disequilibrium to score political points and win elections, it is left to the Muslim civil society and its secular leadership to join hands with similar segments in other communities to combat this dis-equilibrator.  In the meantime, for heaven sake avoid confusing Wahhabism with Islamism. There is absolutely no sign of the latter in Sri Lanka. Just because a handful of bigots have joined the ISIS it does not mean that they are going to create an ISIS vilayet in this country.

Dr. Ameer Ali, School of Business and Governance, Murdoch University, Western Australia

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    Dr. Ameer ali: In your religion’s theorlogical sayings, as well as many different interpretation toghter with human GRRED caue problems. FORGEt, ISIS, AL QAEDA, AL NUSRA, JIHADI and many other terrorists organizations which are ISlmiac. they all kill for the ISLAM for the same quran. On the other hand, shia is more moderate and their Sufi, AL Zukri, ahmaddia are aligned with humanity and not the theology. so some people in KAthankusu are arabs. You know how muslims cheer the Pakisthani mteam instead of th Sri lankan teeam when there is a cricket match. So, those muslims are goreign to sri lanka. they would be better off in Paksithan or some where else. I know you are trying to alleviate the non-muslims fears. but, when you address you need to understand out mentlaity. We do not like lieing, manipulation and exploitation. What happe4ns today, the Mosque for their benefit, Muslims politicians for their benefit use arab money and Sri lankan hospitality for their advantage. I think just two incidents caused a rampage. but, there are two sides. I know you advice muslims to reflect before blaming others. You know pretty well some of the incidents that happened in Sri lanka because of because muslims desire to dominate, arrogance and lack of respecct to non-believers. WE survived 2600 or far more under Hindu india. I think we can survive even other religions even though we are highly adulterated.

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    “It’s left to the Muslim civil society & its secular leadership to join hands with similar segments in other communities to combat this dis-equilibrator”

    Well, it’s a refreshing statement.

    Though non Muslims don’t have perfect knowledge of Wahhabism & Islamism, they see some unappreciable behavior pattern of Muslims, for example their desire to continue MMDA, polygamy, underage marriage, women’s mandatory dress, women’s withdrawn nature in social activities & male dominance.

    Where’s the voice of this secular Muslim leadership?

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      Real Revolutionist,

      “Where’s the voice of this secular Muslim leadership?”

      Are the secular Muslims a minority or are they the silent majority, ( or the ignorant majority) who are intimidated by the religions fundamentalists, the Wahhabis, the Wahhabi-Salafis and the Islamists?

      The debate on the MMDA is an eye-opener.

      Do any of the secular Muslim leadership or the fundamentalist Ulama read about the writings of the Greatest Islamic Scholar of all time, Ibn Rushd?

      Ibn Rushd (Averroes) (1126—1198)

      https://www.iep.utm.edu/ibnrushd/

      Just fifteen years before his birth, the great critic of Islamic philosophy, al-Ghazzali (1058-1111), had died after striking a blow against Muslim Neoplatonic philosophy, particularly against the work of the philosopher Ibn Sina (Avicenna). From such bleak circumstances emerged the Spanish-Muslim philosophers, of which the jurist and physician Ibn Rushd came to be regarded as the final and most influential Muslim philosopher, especially to those who inherited the tradition of Muslim philosophy in the West.

      He critically examined the alleged tension between philosophy and religion in the Decisive Treatise, and he challenged the anti-philosophical sentiments within the Sunni tradition sparked by al-Ghazzali. This critique ignited a similar re-examination within the Christian tradition, influencing a line of scholars who would come to be identified as the “Averroists.”

      Ibn Rushd contended that the claim of many Muslim theologians that philosophers were outside the fold of Islam had no base in scripture.

      Ibn Rushd strived to demonstrate that without engaging religion critically and philosophically, deeper meanings of the tradition can be lost, ultimately leading to deviant and incorrect understandings of the divine.

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      Well said.

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    Even if most Muslims are not active participants of Wahhabism, they will not try to stop it from spreading. Why would they? Wahhabists are trying to spread Sharia, albeit using rather violent means. Most Muslims practice a milder form of Sharia in their daily lives than the Wahhabists. So the end result is the same, it is only the means that differ. We saw a similar issue with LTTE suicide bombers. Obviously, not all Tamils were suicide bombers, but all suicide bombers were Tamils. Regardless of intent, the Tamils who were not suicide bombers were unable to control the suicide bombers. So the Sinhalese majority had to take extraordinary measures at the end to put an end to the LTTE menace. Now we are seeing a similar thing with Wahhabists, not just in Sri Lanka, but all over the world, from China to France.

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      Lester

      “Even if most Muslims are not active participants of Wahhabism, they will not try to stop it from spreading. “

      Isn’t it similar to Sinhala/Buddhist fascism, even if most Buddhists are not active participants of Sinhala/Buddhist fascism, they will not try to stop it from spreading? We have just seen its ugly head once again in Kandy.

      “the Tamils who were not suicide bombers were unable to control the suicide bombers. So the Sinhalese majority had to take extraordinary measures at the end to put an end to the LTTE menace.”

      The Sinhalese who were not Sinhala/Buddhist fascists were unable to control the violence of the Sinhala/Buddhist fascists.

      I suggest you need to visit your local optician.

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        Native Veddah:
        Those were, indeed, thought-provoking observations.
        I have some reservations about anyone who was some sort of consultant, as Mr. Ameer Ali was, to John Howard the ex-PM of Australia who was not exactly known for his acceptance of minorities and was dumped by his own party for his extremist views.
        Perhaps, Mr. Ameer Ali will respond to my concerns based on the old adage, “Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are.”

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          Emil van der Poorten,

          //”Perhaps, Mr. Ameer Ali will respond to my concerns based on the old adage, “Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are.””//

          Perhaps, you are using a wide brush here, in applying the adage.

          Would you use the same wide brush and adage to the 6.2 million who voted for Maitripala Siri-sena, who turned out to be a Traitor, Patholaya (Pathola-sena), Sevalaya ( Sevela-sena), Pachaya ( Pacha-sena) and Perethaya (Peretha-sena)?

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          Mr Putin: All the europeans and their descendants wanted Minorities because minorities provided cheap labour, brains and skills at a very cheap rate. So, LAbour-PM was a hindrance to the australian economy, But, see Sri lanka, how a Kalu-suddha has destroyed the economy, culture, and finances and all the minorities are cheering him up.

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          Mr PUTIN: When I comment about you, I always related you to your name and the history. In other words, with your name, you told who your friends are and I understood who you are. I sense you are looking for friends. It cannot be anything about positions.

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        Native Vedda:

        Glad you are having fun with the keyboard, but your logic is lacking. Sri Lanka is still a democracy, at least in some form. If it was fascist, M. Rajapakse would be the dictator for life, similar to Mussolini or Stalin. Fascism is a cult, and a cult needs a leader. There is no Rajapakse cult. He did a great service for the country, so the people like him. Rajapakse also saved the Sri Lankan Tamils, as no rational person wanted to live in megalomanic VP’s kingdom, not even the human rights champions such as the good Dr. from Australia, despite his many years of valuable service to Velu & Co.

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          Lester

          Both Hitler and Mussolini were elected in general elections. How both turned their country into totalitarian states was history.

          “Sri Lanka is still a democracy,”

          Elections alone don’t make a country a democracy. If you haven’t learned it yet please its not too late this is the right time for you to catch up with rest of the people who yearn for proper democracy, the least evil political system in the world.

          Here is the ABC of democracy:
          What is Democracy?
          Lecture at Hilla University for Humanistic Studies
          January 21, 2004
          http://web.stanford.edu/~ldiamond/iraq/WhaIsDemocracy012004.htm

          “He did a great service for the country, so the people like him.”

          Are the people free to make informed choices?
          People also like like and vote for tyrants, and promise for free rice imported from moon, …….. and the most racist manifesto pledge, ………….

          ” Rajapakse also saved the Sri Lankan Tamils, as no rational person wanted to live in megalomanic VP’s kingdom,”

          The clan loved and wanted VP to support Rajapaksa’s election campaign and actual voting for a large fees in 2005 to win presidential elections.
          Premadasa wanted VP to fight the invading IPKF because the Sinhala/Buddhist armed forces were hiding behind either VP’s bum or women folks.

          The Hindians got rid of VP and LTTE in 2009 as per on the record statements by Mahinda and Gota .

          You should demand the right to vote in Indian elections and vote for Indian National Congress for its contribution in bringing the war in Sri Lanka to its conclusion.

          “Glad you are having fun with the keyboard, but your logic is lacking.”

          I am happy if you are glad. Don’t worry about my logic. Please focus on your sense of history.

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            Native Vedda:

            Democracy came from Greece, where slavery was practiced for thousands of years. The only qualification is rule by the majority, expressed in the form of elections. There is no other qualification.

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              MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY to you as you are a victim of BUDU TERRORIST suicide doctrine… Many replied you so I don’t. Behave as a good citizen of Mother Lanka. Kill all of your Racism …

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              Lester

              It is the “tyranny of the majority” – that James Madison warned many centuries ago.

              Greece whence democracy came where it short lived.

              Of course you have very large majority which means you have more stupid voters than rest of the people put together.
              Congratulations.

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            Native Vedda

            “Both Hitler and Mussolini were elected in general elections”

            Hitler on his own did not get more than 33% of the German vote, and the majority did not like him. However, he did grab power by manipulation.

            Don’t know about Mussolini’s performance in a free general election.

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      In the same manner everyone who instigated , perpetuated and commited discrimination genocide and war crimes on the island’s Tamils from the time of independence, were Sinhalese , despite the fact all Sinhalese did not activiely participate in this , they still agreed to this policy in varying extent and still do and stood by passively and watched. The LTTE is a child of Sinhalese racism , Sri Lankan Muslim and Indian opportunism .

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      What is the definition of sharia you are talking about? Ranjan Ramanayake exposed SriLankan corrupted sharia Practised by Judges and lawyers,is it better which carried SL to the 4th worst corrupted place on Earth.Drugs,Kasippu,ethanol,murder,rape,bank robberies. corruption Galore.The Robbers are the kingpins and caretakers of temples.Sri LankaN WOMEN half naked roaming around and Jealousy about minorities success and hence burning of their businesses and properties and authorities turning a Blind eye.LTTE wouldnt have existed if Buddhist people had not killed and burned tamils living in non tamil areas of their business and properties and killed them coldBlooded.TODAY BUDDHIST MONKS ARE PREACHING BUDDHISM BY SOWING SEEDS OF HATRED AGAINST FELLOW CITIZENS AND THEY FEEL THEY(THE MARAUDING BUDDHIST MONKS) ARE PERFORMING BUDDHISM FORM OF JIHD

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      Lester

      Para- Sinhala “Buddhist ” racism, even if most Buddhists are not active participants of Sinhala/Buddhist fascism, they have been brainwashed since 200 BCE, when the Para-Tamils came from their Para-homeland India, have been practiced. This was well before the arrival of Muslims or Christians, aided and abetted by the lies and imaginations of Mahawamsa.

      So, Para-Sinhala “Buddhism” is a Cult, not Buddhism.

      Why is that there are hardly any Para-Tamil Buddhists in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho?

      Because Para-Sinhala “Buddhism” is a racist and fascist cult aided and abetted by the Mahawamsa, to maintain the hegemony of the Para-Sinhala Govigama Monk Cult?

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      Yo Jew…Lester….! It is the same WAHHABISTS in SAUDI and the GULF States who are FEEDING THE ENEMY-vis a vis “SINHALA BUDDHISTS” by providing them well paid job opportunities (than what they get in SL) and the FOREIGN REVENUES earned from these that rescued the SL GOVT., from getting defeated by the LTTE. The Racist Sinhala Govts., of Sri Lanka enjoyed money pouring in from these ARAB/MUSLIM (Islamic) countries saving the economy from falling and if that happened then there would be no SALARIES to pay for their Armed forces and the inability to purchase military hardware to fight the RACIST WAR unleashed by the PRO-ISRAELI/PRO-ZIONIST Govigama Mafia leaders who ruled the many govts., from the independence. The real HERO of the WAR are not the Mahinda/GOTA criminals, it was the ARABS who supplied the necessary FINANCIAL stability that helped these guys to ROB from the TREASURY (corruptions) and at the same time, had also helped them to fund the WAR Business. Just by shutting off the MONEY COMING from the MUSLIM/ARABS alone can cause HUGE DEVASTATION to the so called fake “LIONS” who are actually rabid dogs in real nature, and then going bankrupt and scraping the earth scan for FOOD…… This time round the GAME is going to be too nasty…. LET THEM GO AHEAD WITH THEIR “War On Islam” as they have been contracted by the TEL AVIV Masters and see the end results….. `the SINHALA ONLY system must crash somehow…. the 100 years old EVIL.

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      Replying to “Obviously, not all Tamils were suicide bombers, but all suicide bombers were Tamils. ” ….. It must also work in this way too—-Obviously, not all the SINHALESE are RACISTS, but all RACISTS were AND are SINHALAS. From 1915 onwards, ALL THE MASS KILLINGS, MASS RAPES, MASS LOOTING were done by the SINHALAS. Check all the pogroms conducted against the minorities throughout a 100 years history……. the world has full record of all those events. METTA, MUDITHA, KARUNA is nowhere to be found in the racists that contradicts what they are standing for….. Buddhism.

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        “but all racists were and are Sinhalas”. Are you sure about it. Are there no racists in Muslims. For that matter, there are more racists among Muslims than Sinhalese. It is because Muslim racists cannot do anything that they are keeping quiet. if they get the slightest opportunity they will unleash terror, like what is happening to non Muslims in Muslim countries. See what happened in Canada when Muslim racists damaged Buddha statue. Did Sinhalese in Canada do anything to Muslims. Therefore do not come with your crap and reform your religion to suit modern times.

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          Al-fakka, rotten idiot. If you know it was done by a Muslim why don’t you give the information to Canadian government because they had not found the culprit still. Do you know how many valuable Buddha statues were stolen from temples to melted for its metal value?

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            Ralli bin Balli you idiotic swine. Yes Canadian government is investigating, but do you think that any Muslim will own up. Ask Sri Lankans living in Canada, they will unanimously say that it was Muslims who did it. Do not try to cover up.

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              Al-fukka the idiotic swine. Yes the white would not say without proof but Sri Lankan there will say, so you are proving all Sri Lankans are modayas.

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          Yo Al Fuq. Horiya, It was done by a BBS activist wearing a scull cap. This is the tactic they use to attack their own places and then pit the blame against the others. The entire world knows the TRICKS of the “SINHALA NATIONALIST RACISTS” and which is being studied and recorded in the human history on how these barbaric set of people behaved during the last 100 years if not in the entire history of theirs.

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    Dr. Ameer Ali,

    RE: Islamism=Wahhabism – Confused Cassandras
    Part 1 (299 Words)

    Thank you for clarifying the difference between Wahhabism and Islamism for all who are not aware of the two -isms.

    Remember, still almost 500 years after Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler clarified that it was the Earth that rotates on its own axis and orbits the Sun, still 25% of Americans ( Average IQ 99) 33% of Europeans (Average IQ 100) and perhaps more than 50% of the Sri Lankan’s ( Average IQ 79) and others still believe that the Sun goes around the Earth.

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277058739/1-in-4-americans-think-the-sun-goes-around-the-earth-survey-says

    You Say: “The most disquieting aspect of Wahhabism is that, because of its advocacy of strict puritanism not only in practising religious rituals but also in external behaviour, it is psychologically isolating the Muslim community in plural societies.”

    From where did the so called Wahhabism, Wahhabi-Salafism and its Islamism clonescome from?

    Najd, Saudi Arabia., presciently predicted by Prophet Mohamed, in the Hadith of Najd, that the Horn of Satan, Wahhabies and its Clones will arise from Najd, and was aided and abetted by the Great Satan and the minor Satans., as you say.

    Al Azhar Scholar: ‘Wahhabism/Salafism is a Satanic Faith, the Horns of Satan’

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZOA3Ho9AUk

    What is a Wahabi? Who are Wahabis? Leading Muslim figures Speak

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5yoQB9JzmA

    Hadith of Najd

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

    In a similar narration, Muhammad again asked Allah and when asked specifically to bless Najd, repeated there being earthquakes, trials, tribulations, and the horns of Satan.

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    Another “Ideology” is about to be given birth by those extremist and fundamentalist Muslims living in the western and in remote lands like Australia and New Zealand trying to find excuses for the strife in the lands where the Muslim population is slowly and steadily growing….

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      Once more a sober and analytic brief study of the global battle for Islamic control by Sunni Saudi’s and Shia Iranians – centred on Muslim politics in Sri Lanka. It is time local Muslims began to accept the reality “Wahabism is disturbing the social equilibrium that has been in existence for many centuries” So don’t go about placing the entire blame on the good Bhikku Ven Gnanassara and/or the merry men and women of Mahasona. The Muslims are only doing themselves in – with financial support from the Saudis and the Iranians in competition. Likttle argument BBS, Mahasona and other anti-Muslim outfits secure their appeal and their raison d’etre from the local version of the Saudi-Iran schism.

      “There is no absolute chance whatsoever of ruling this country or any part thereof” is a comment that might discourage Rishard Buhardeen (?) and his fellow travellers who clearly dream of their little Caliphate in the Tamil majority Eastern Province. This is a project that is vehemently opposed both by Sinhalese and Tamils. Mischievous Muslim political interests can only keep their die-hard followers happy dreaming of this utopia – but this will never come. In its wake there will only be the unnecessary spilling of blood we are now accustomed to see with such painful regularity.

      Whereas many local Muslim Writers and commentators bitterly deny Dr. Ameer Ali has the intellectual honesty to admit global Islam “to plan out programs to ISLAMISE the word order” in the twisted belief “an Islamic World Order” foolishly dreaming of the madness “Islam – the answer” to the world’s problems.

      Kettikaran

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    Hallow Amarasri.
    You become more Islamic than Muslim themselves.
    Why not do some more research about these questions…so that you will become a true Muslim.
    Where did you from?
    Why do you live on earth ?
    Who created me ?
    Where do I go after dearth?
    Do I die as all other creature .?
    Do I have an eternal life ?.
    Do people like Hitler; Assad and Sadam who killed millions deserve a true punishment beyond worldly punishment?
    Or for all good I did ..
    Will I get any reward?
    Do you think you will be dust after death?
    Think all this?

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      Lanka3,
      (299 Words)

      Answers to some of your questions. You better do your own research as well.

      1. “Why not do some more research about these questions..”

      These questions were asked well before, the major religions came on the scene, and the Priests, Monks and Theologians (Ulama) began excreting their hegemony over the people.

      Just read up on the attempts by the Hebrews, Greeks, (the Philosophers) the Hindus, the Buddha, the Jains, the Zoroastrians, the Christians, the Muslims and many others, and the debates on the Soul and its existence or absence.

      The questions asked by the the Hindus, the Buddha, the Jains, the Greek Philosophers, (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus ), about the Good (Logos), and picked by the Islamic Philosophers (Muslim Neoplatonic philosophy, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), al-Ghazzali ,Ibn Rushd (Averroes), others) Jewish Philosophers(Maimonides, Spinoza, others), Christian Philosophers ( Aquinas, Kant, others) and Agnostic and Atheist Philosophers are the questions you are asking.

      This is what Albert Einstein wrote to Rabbi Marcus, when his son died of polio.
      The exploration of the meaning and purpose of the soul, inspired by the famous correspondence between Albert Einstein and a grieving rabbi, Marcus.

      “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings as something separate from the rest―a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness…” ―Albert Einstein

      2. “Where did you from?”

      Amarasiri is:

      1. A Thinking Person
      2. A Philosopher, lover of wisdom
      3. An Egalitarian Person
      4. A Person who seeks justice
      5. A Person who likes to bust Myths
      6. A Person who likes to expose Racism
      7. A Person like to Expose Unsupported Beliefs, etc.

      So, the Para-Sinhala “Buddhist’ Cultists and the Para-Wahhabi-Salafi “Islamic “ Cultists are in his cross-wires.

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      @Lanka3…
All your questions are answered 1400 years ago by way of Muhammeadh – Messenger of Almighty , revealing the Qur’aan , to the mankind ;
      1. Who created me ? –
“It is He , the Almighty super intelligent , ( in arabic ALLAAH ) Who has created you from dust then from a sperm-drop, then from a leech-like clot; then does he get you out (into the light) as a child: then lets you (grow and) reach your age of full strength; then lets you become old,- though of you there are some who die before;- and lets you reach a term appointed; in order that you may learn wisdom.” [Qur’aan 40:67] . There are more verses for first creation of Man.
      2. Why you live on earth ? –
”I created humankind only that they should obey MY commandments and worship Me” AND. ”The Almighty who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed – and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving ” – Quran [16:2]
      3. Where do I go after death ? –
”“What! Did you think that We had created you without purpose, and that you would not be brought back to Us? Exalted be Allaah, the True King….” (23:115-116)
”“ And they say, “There is not but our worldly life; we die and live (i.e. some people die and others live, replacing them) and nothing destroys us except time.” And they have of that no knowledge; they are only assuming. And when Our verses are recited to them as clear evidences, their argument is only that they say, “Bring [back] our forefathers, if you should be truthful.” Say, “Allaah causes you to live, then causes you to die; then He will assemble you for the Day of Resurrection, about which there is no doubt,” but most of the people do not know. (45:24- )

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        Some one says definitely, you are KABIR HASSAN’s BROTHER’s son. Is that true ?

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      Lanka3,

      “Why do you live on earth ?”

      “Where do I go after dearth?”

      Neil deGrasse Tyson answers a religious troll

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orCZUfnK1J0

      Neil deGrasse Tyson on death and near death experiences

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5qEBC7ZzVQ

      Dead ringer?

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    [edited out] Anyway, Sinhala buddhists are taught to look inside. therefore, whether the sun rotate around the earth or vise versa, except the visible reality, is unimportant. On the other hand, why it is important for those who believe that the almighty created everything (chriatians and muslims) the earth’s revolution. that is against the religion. Besides, how earth revolved question came from Athiests who believed that the almighty has no involvement in nature. Sri lanka is a multiethnic country. So, I believe , Sri lankan IQ has gone down because of the almighty believers.

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      Jim softy

      What do you mean by everything unimportant except visible sight and Sinhala Buddhist are taught to look inside. Then what about the non-Sinhalese Buddhist? They were taught to look outside or any other place? Okay now you are a man taught to look inside so tell what is inside you.

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    I beg Muslim leaders to consider discontinuing the loudspeaker on top of the Mosque. My problem is it has given rise to a bigger monster , the loudspeaker on top of the temple. We can’t think of tackling our problem without your cooperation – you may kindly acknowledge this reality.
    Soma

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      I request all Budhist Bikkus , Indu tamil Poosaris and Muslim leaders to consider discontinuing the use of loudspeaker on top of the Vihara , Kovil , Church and Moskue.

      Loudspeakers in Vihara became a bigger monster such as every 4 am Bana and song come splitting ears till 06 am even though there are no Budhists living.. . In reality , the loudspeakers sound are worse from Vihara than Moskues as only 2 mnts or so used to call for prayer in live , not pre recorded as in Vihara . If just 2 mnts disturbed then how can hours of ear splitting pre recorded Bana be tolerated ? We can’t think of tackling our problem without all community’s cooperation..

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      Soma,

      I agree with you. The Muslims should stop the call for prayer from loudspeakers. True practitioners of Islam dont need loudspeakers to remind them of prayers. And today with the available technology (Smartphones etc) reminders are not necessary through the loudspeakers.

      But the issue is will this stop the Sinhalese Buddhist extremism against Muslims? The way things are proceeding it looks like we are headed for another black July. What these extremist want is a complete surrender of Muslim rights. In a few years every month of the calendar will need to be called Black.

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        Jim softy,

        Wahhabis have renamed themselves Salafies, but others call them Wahhabies, the original name given by the Ottoman Turks, when they were doing the British Imperialist bidding.

        They target Sufi, Shia and Ahmedia Muslims, based on the instruction from Satan, per Hadith of Najd.

        Al Azhar Scholar: ‘Wahhabism/Salafism is a Satanic Faith, the Horns of Satan’

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZOA3Ho9AUk

        What is a Wahabi? Who are Wahabis? Leading Muslim figures Speak

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5yoQB9JzmA

        If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and swims like a duck, it is a duck.

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      What SOMA says is true. It was Premadasa ( SINHALA ONLY AGENDA pusher) who brought that monster into being all over the country. After inventing new methods to show the display popular Buddhism (Not the true Buddhism taught by the Lord Buddha himself), Premadasa himself practiced FASCISM under mask of Buddhism and ended up killing thousands of innocent human beings and got himself chutney-fide in the road on the MAY 1st. The Govigama system never allows anyone to lead a peaceful life, and they always incite the population one set of people against the other to maintain their HEGEMONY in the ruling power which is held by them FORCEFULLY preventing any other decent citizen to capture it to save this nation from scourge of FOREIGN DEBTS which is borrowed from the Jewish owned IMF/WORLD BANK to the tune of 70 billion dollars. Gnanasara/ Champika the “HEROES” of the Sinhala only freaks will find a way to settle this huge money with their ANTI-MUSLIM pogroms Mercenary contract that might pay them handsomely by the ZIONIST masters in the Washington/Tel Aviv evil centers.

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      somass

      Do you seriously think the loudspeakers are the real or the only problem in this island?

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    “Quote:
    However, it is undeniable that Wahhabism is disturbing the social equilibrium that has been in existence in Sri Lanka for many centuries – unquote’

    The above is a grossly exaggerated & incorrect statement by the writer; Wahhabism a myth though, is a new phenomenon came to be known in Sri Lanka a few decades ago, after the Gulf countries started recruiting migrant workers from Asian countries including Sri Lanka; this trend brought in some life style changes including Arabic dress codes among Sri Lankan Muslims, that comply with the Islamic teachings, no issues.

    However a vast majority of the mainstream Muslims of Sri Lanka practice their religion based on Monotheism.

    Wahhabism has never existed as an ideology nor is it promoted in Sri Lanka, but certain sections of the community follow some other deviant ideologies that are polytheistic in nature, sinful and therefore prohibited in Islam.

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      Iqbal,

      What are you people going to do about it?

      Would you rather like Sinhalese take care of that problem for you? Will you be stay silence rather than make a drama out of it?

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        Shenal,
        About what?
        By the way, as Sinhalese you’ve plenty of your own problems to take care, attend to them.

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          Iqbal,

          Islamic extremism. We don’t want to see Muslims condemning the violence saying moderate Muslims don’t like violence. If you people failed to do anything about Islamic extremism, then we will.

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            Shenal,
            We cannot stop anyne from being an extremist, if you enjoy doing it do as much as you like; and remember you will pay a heavy price for it – you know what? in the first place you will never be at peace in this life & I don’t think you can attain Nirvana in the after life either.
            Shenal, let me give you some food for thought -> you need to do some soul-searching, seek advice from a good Buddhist Priest, do some meditation, then you will realize the meaning of life – be a good human being and live upto the teachings of the enlightened one – hatred ceases not by hatred but by love. Bye

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              Iqbal,

              //We cannot stop anyne from being an extremist, if you enjoy doing it do as much as you like; and remember you will pay a heavy price for it //

              If you can’t stop anyone from extremist, then please stop defending Muslims who do. Besides, we are not afraid to pay premiums for the motherland. Our ancestors had done it for us and we will do it for the future generations.

              //you know what? in the first place you will never be at peace in this life & I don’t think you can attain Nirvana in the after life either.//

              Let me worry about my path of life in this samsara. Not you or any one can change it except for me.

              //Shenal, let me give you some food for thought -> you need to do some soul-searching, seek advice from a good Buddhist Priest, do some meditation, then you will realize the meaning of life – be a good human being and live upto the teachings of the enlightened one – hatred ceases not by hatred but by love. Bye//

              Other than lecturing me on the merits of Buddhism, why don’t you let go of everything; meditate and attain Nirvana? It will do good for you.

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            Shenal

            There is no Islamic extremism in the first place for Muslims to worry about but we are worried about Buddhist extremism which really exist in Sri Lanka as demonstrated by Balu Sinhalese and Buddhist clergy thugs in Kandy area. We know you are a psychopath writing in LankaWeb and all what you write is bullshit. Because you had read so much about colourful old civilization like Egyptians, Romans, Greeks etc you try to glorify an unknown Sinhalese civilization like them and your information are from mythical writings Mahawansa and other unproven sources. Mahawansa’s Lion race itself proves it was mythogy. Where in the world you see people born out of an animal existed. I have seen some articles of you in LankaWeb which were complete fabrications out of all the myths. That is why I call you a psychopath. May be you belongs to those Bodubalu sena clique and that is why you say “then we will”, that is attacking innocent people on false pretext like you did in Kandy. Do you know the plans of your clique? People like you are not going to make the Sinhalese known as civilized people but as blood thirsty Buddhist like that of Myanmar.

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              //There is no Islamic extremism in the first place for Muslims to worry about but we are worried about Buddhist extremism which really exist in Sri Lanka as demonstrated by Balu Sinhalese and Buddhist clergy thugs in Kandy area.//

              If there is no Islamic extremism, what are we seeing in Middle East, Europe, Philippines and countless other locations thorough out the world? Is it wrong for Buddhist to take things seriously with Sri Lankan Muslims?

              //Where in the world you see people born out of an animal existed.//

              Well old books contains myths like this. If we were discussing about such issue I would have told you where else to look for similar content.

              //I have seen some articles of you in LankaWeb which were complete fabrications out of all the myths. That is why I call you a psychopath//

              For your information. I have never written anything on Lankaweb. You have as many others here, mistaken me for someone else.

              //May be you belongs to those Bodubalu sena clique and that is why you say “then we will”, that is attacking innocent people on false pretext like you did in Kandy. Do you know the plans of your clique? People like you are not going to make the Sinhalese known as civilized people but as blood thirsty Buddhist like that of Myanmar.//

              If you people don’t do anything about the religious extremists in your religion. We have to do something about that because you people are also living with us. We cannot have religious nuts running amok killing people.

              Don’t blame Sinhalese for what happened in Kandy. Blame Muslims for instigating it. Why are you always try to be the victim? Can’t you people take the responsibility even once?

              Finally, we don’t care what others think of Sri Lanka. If you don’t like it you can go to Arabia and settle down.

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                Shenal, your writing style shows you are Shenali Waduge the nut. Even if you claim you are not but still you are a psychopath. A person who write about unfounded Islamic extremism in Sri Lanka is definitely a psychopath.
                What the extremism in other lands have to do with Sri Lanka. Those extremist are fighting with biggest terrorists in the world, USA and Israel. Those extremist are not crazy to come here, if they do our forces is there to take care of them. Or do you think SL forces are incapable so your balu Sinhalese racist and thug Buddhist monk are the protectors? During the last 30 years war did a single Buddhist monk go to the fronts to give hope and encouragements to forces.
                Myths such as people born to animal existed in other places, I know that and that is why I am telling you Mahawansa too carrying such myth. You accepted that.
                Only if there is religious extremism here we can do something. So what extremism you are pointing out. Is it Muslims dress code. Don’t we have the freedom to choose our own dresses. Do you want our women to wear tight jeans and sleeveless T-Shirts like 90% of you women do. Who are the religious nuts making hate speeches and attacking Muslim? They are your Balu Sinhalese racist and yellow robed thugs. Who instigated in Kandy? Whole world knows it was Balu Sinhalese racist and yellow robed thugs on false pretext. Read 27th LEN-e-news (not run by Muslims), the CID had found that driver was killed by your own thugs to start the riot. People who loves Sri Lanka will always think about their image outside, only worthless racist will not. If I get a permanent visa to Saudi I will fly tonight itself or for that matter any western countries but not on Kallothonis like your ancestors did.

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                  Ralli Ameen,
                  //Shenal, your writing style shows you are Shenali Waduge the nut. Even if you claim you are not but still you are a psychopath. A person who write about unfounded Islamic extremism in Sri Lanka is definitely a psychopath.
What the extremism in other lands have to do with Sri Lanka.//
                  How can you blame Sinhalese for unfounded Islamic extremism when ancient Sinhalese archaeological sites are bulldozed by Muslims? How should Sinhalese be not worried when unregulated oil money from Qatar is poured into the Muslim organizations in Sri Lanka. For your information the Saudi prince has accepted that they have funded Wahabi organizations from 80s.
                  //Those extremist are not crazy to come here//
                  This is not about whether Syrians might come down to Sri Lanka to fight a religious war. Sinhalese are worried about Sri Lankan Muslims might take arms to Islamize Sri Lanka.
                  //During the last 30 years war did a single Buddhist monk go to the fronts to give hope and encouragements to forces.//
                  Please google what monks did during the war time. Before shedding crocodile tears about war please take care of your brethren which got expelled from Jaffna without warning.
                  //Myths such as people born to animal existed in other places, I know that and that is why I am telling you Mahawansa too carrying such myth. You accepted that.//
                  So don’t mock Sinhalese for that story because you also believe that a desert dweller went to heaven in a winged horse.
                  //Do you want our women to wear tight jeans and sleeveless T-Shirts like 90% of you women do.//
                  It is not our fault that Muslims can’t control themselves by seeing sleeveless arms of women. We don’t want to keep our women clad in gunny bags so they will be protected.

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                    Shenal

                    I know that in Sri Lanka from north to south and east to west filled with ancient Sinhalese archaeological sites and all of Sri Lanka was ruled by thousands of ancient kings. I wonder how Sri Lanka had forest at all. Your monks encroach whatever place they want, buried some old idols and claim it is their archaeological site. If you have such proof can take actions on those who bulldozed it. They wont do that because if taken to the court their lies will come out. You all are living heads up because of oil money, if Muslims gets that is also foreign exchange. Not a single monk went to the front lines, give me the google link to prove, monks met people expelled from Jaffna in Sinhalese area. If you are talking about Mi’raj it is a spiritual journey not on winged horse. flying chariots myths abound in Hinduism and also in Buddhism burrowed by monks from Hinduism. Worst myth is born out of animal existing as Sinhalese race. It is not Muslims who can’t control but your Sinhalese who rapes. So you accept such vulgar culture is better than your Buddhist culture.

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                      Ralli ameen,

                      What an absurd claim? Where did our monks go and bury something just to claim the land they want? Do you think archaeologists are idiots? Do you think foreign archaeological surveys are too dumb not to notice anything like such? This is the problem with Muslims. You people never criticize your own peolpe’s actions. How can we trust your people then? You will tell lies to the end of the world.

                      Don’t you know that Muslims have created legal documents proving there ownership of the lands through government agencies? How can archaeological department fight in a court like this? It is obvious that those documents are made through illegal means but according to the law nothing can be done. Do you expect us to wait and watch the same thing to happen to the rest of the country?

                      You are showing your dumb ignorance by stating no monk visited war zone during the war time. Atleast read what Alle Gunawansa thero during 1999.

                      // If you are talking about Mi’raj it is a spiritual journey not on winged horse//

                      So you are ready to accept Mi’raj as a metaphor but takes on Mahavansa literally. Why is that double standard?

                      //It is not Muslims who can’t control but your Sinhalese who rapes. //

                      So why stay with the infidel Sinhalese? Go to your paradise in Saudi Arabia.

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                      Shenal

                      So foreign archaeologist went with you all to the eastern, northern and western corners to prove your archaeological sites. What a dumb statement you are making. Famous Sri Lankan archaeologist Paranawithana said Buddha never set foot to Sri Lanka and what is in Sri Pada was not Buddha’s foot. Did your people believe that or your monks gave up the lucrative business they have there. So if you all had such archaeological sites attested by foreign experts why can’t you file action against those encroaching, you can take action in court not only on them but also your people who gave false deed irrespective of their positions. Don’t write shit just because you can write. If Muslim can create such legal documents they can take all the lands in Sri Lanka. Other thing is if they can make such documents you are proving all your people are rogues. So you give the links to find out your monks visit. Mi’raj was actual travel of prophet to Al-aqsa may be on camel. Spiritual doesn’t mean the spirit traveled. Mahawansa says Sinhala race was born out of lion and human, physical. You and your race I can see but I don’t see a tail or mane or any other physical parts of a lion so it was just a myth. Why should I go to Arabia, I am a Sri Lankan. If your government get us permanent visa to Saudi or any other prosperous country we will be happy to go.

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      Iqbal

      Some 20 years ago a close highly qualified Muslim friend of mine left the island simply because he was being attacked from all sides by incoming wicked Wahhabi vibes. He told me he was taking his family away from imagined Caliphate constructors. He had had enough of Khalifahistas.

      I now see the Islamic Republic of Kattankudi as the proof of his wisdom.

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        Native Vedda,
        When the Islamic Republic of Kattankudy has a fully fledged infrastructure your Muslim friend will be back to start a joint-venture Company with the Wahhabis.
        As a Native Vedda you will continue to live in your own jungle, with an axe & human skulls hanging around your neck and call yourself the ‘Oluguli Maala’ replacing the Angulimala, so that you can join rallies & hartals in the Island.

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          Iqbal

          When and where did you see Veddah’s hanging skulls around their neck?
          You must be reading too many old comics or mistaken Veddahs for Hela people of Hela province, Papua New Guinea.

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            Native Veddah,
            Our Vedda Chieftain carries an axe on his shoulder as a mark of his tribal tradition, he looks humble and projects a good image which we respect, but when you’ve branded yourself a native vedda, only to ‘spew racist venom relentlessly’, this is the kind of image one can conjure-up about a person who habours such hostility towards a fellow citizen..

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              Iqbal

              “Our Vedda Chieftain carries an axe on his shoulder as a mark of his tribal tradition,”

              Is it so?
              It has nothing to with tradition its all about practical purpose, it is used to clear forest while foraging the it, which grows faster and blocks path. Also Veddahs use it to cut honey out of hollow trees.

              “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt” ― Mark Twain

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                Iqbal the stupid, at least Veddhas had civilisation with stone and bronze tools and even been farmers. Your idiotic Arabs have nothing to show of their past. Yes our Veddha chieftain carries an axe on his shoulder as a mark of his tribal tradition. It is the same as your Arab chieftain carrying a bamboo on his head as a mark his tribal tradition, to cover up his underdeveloped brain.

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                  Al-fukka donkey you wont be typing write this in computer if Arabs had not discovered numerals, Algorithm, Algebra etc…

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    “However, it is undeniable that Wahhabism is disturbing the social equilibrium that has been in existence in Sri Lanka for many centuries.”

    Really? What a Load of CRAP. Obviously, you have little or no idea of what’s happening in the Muslim community in Sri Lanka. May be you have some mischievous friends here who feed you with CRAP.

    The “social equilibrium” you are talking about has been disturbed NOT by Muslims but by the Sinhalese beginning 1958, 1971 and 1983 and then by the Tamils. Of course, the Politicians in power added fuel to the fire and are still continuing to do so. The Muslims have been the Unfortunate VICTIMS.

    If you have nothing else to do in Australia, find some other past time and leave us in Sri Lanka alone.

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    This author Ameer Ali , [Edited out] There is NO WAHHABISM in ISLAM. So called enemy of Islam , Terrorist Jews and Crusaders , spread this word to conceal their barbarian heinous crimes against Muslims and to establish Arab Nationalism and split from Great Ottomon Empire . Enemies won establishing that there is an ‘ISM’ inside Islam that is Wahhabism..

    What is Wahhabism ? It is named after 18th century Islamic Sholar and activist, Muhammeadh ibnu Abdul-WAHHAB. He started a reform movement in the remote, sparsely populated region of Najd – central region of Saudi Arabia, advocating a purging of such widespread practices as the veneration and Worshipping of Dead Muslims who were buried in Graves claiming they are saints and the visiting of their tombs and shrines, all of which were practiced all over the Arabia. As a Scholar of Islam, Wahhab realized these type of Satanic Worshipping was in fact equal to Idolatry (shirk in Arabic), impurities and innovations in Islam (Bid’ah in Arabic ).
    Eventually he formed a pact with a local leader, Muhammad Ibnu Saud, offering political obedience and promising that protection and propagation of the True Teaching and Commands of Islam ,ie. QURAN and True Teaching , explanations of Prophet of Almighty.. Thus all ill practices and innovations intruded into Islam were removed and started to flourish True Doctrine of Islam .
    But the enemies of Islam coudnt see this victory. So they started to spread the Word WAHHABISM in order to make Islam as a radicalized one as nowadays Racist media spreads and tries to label Islam with terrorism.
    The True doctrine of Islam never ever be lost or destroyed by Enemies like Jews, crusaders like Jimsoty and other Buddha Racists in Srilanka.

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    Some of the Muslims sided with Security Forces and attacked the other Minority race in the past without realising that their turn was next!
    I have 3 wheelers with ‘ There is no god other than Allah’ written on it. It’s highly provocative
    Every Sri Lankan citizen has the right to practice their religion and should not try destroy other religious SITES be it mosque/church/ Hindu Temple/ Buddhist Viharas
    Do not forcibly build Viharas where there are no Buddhists living

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    Now instead of fighting and squabbling listen to this beautiful Mappila ( Kerala Malayalam Muslims from North Kerala) song. This song escribes the qualities of Khadeeja Biwi or Khadija bint Khuwaylid, the first wife and follower of Prophet Muhammad. This Muslim song in praise of Khadija is being sung in a Christian school( only in Kerala) . Leave the antics of the students but listen to the beautiful words describing Khadeeja’s qualities.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0fKl43QmIE&index=1&list=PL_rXc1ssylNfT3H9vIwiSMNyDM_tgpWnX

    This is another more traditional version. Note the song is sung by a Hindu female

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1bjPKwzwZw

    If you follow Wahhabism you will never be able to listen to such beautiful Islamic songs in traditional Indian music.

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    Thank you for the honest information. A lot of Wahabists will be gunning for your head now in Sri Lanka. Good thing you live elsewhere in a nation where majority are Christians. Look at what happened in Southern France. You will never have other Muslim Lankan writers here name names like you. I am speaking of regular contributors like Hilmy and Lateef Usuf who is a racist anti-semite.

    But the other side is Saudis now Play Trump like a Trombone. They are setting US up to start another war with Iran with Israel along the side of Saudis. Be prepared for war under Trump.

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      Gandalf,

      “But the other side is Saudis now Play Trump like a Trombone. They are setting US up to start another war with Iran with Israel along the side of Saudis. Be prepared for war under Trump.”

      Do the Americans ever learn?

      How many times, must the cannon balls fly…

      It was Vietnam, they took over from the French, and now Vietnam is a capitalist country.

      Then, Iraq, 15 years ago, then Afghanistan, then Syria, and now Iran, doing the Saudi-Israeli bidding., to allow for Saudi Wahhabi hegemony in the Muslim World.

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    Thank you…but I am a bit puzzled why average citizens are generalising and punishing their fellow citizens by taking the law into their own hands??? It is the job of the security forces/Police/secret service to take care of such threads/find culprits and not for anyone to go around and commit more crime/terror in the name of preventing terror??…………I think there is something does not jell here when we discuss why we had riots in Sri Lanka ever since the Independence??

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      Thiagarajah Venugopal,

      “I think there is something does not jell here when we discuss why we had riots in Sri Lanka ever since the Independence??”

      Why? In Sri Lanka the majority practices Para-Sinhala “Buddhism”, essentially a Satanic, Mara cult that opposed Buddha, and their average IQ is 79.

      Haven’t you seen the Mara (Sinhala “Buddhist”) Monks participating , and most of the other Mara Monks keeping quiet?

      The Law and order comprises essentially those who follow the cult Para-Sinhala “Buddhism”.

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    Oh Gandalf!.
    your name sounds like the one who acts in the Lord of the Ring. Never mind. But, it seems that you haven’t understood what Dr. Ali attempted to establish. That’s why you say “. A lot of Wahabists will be gunning for your head now in Sri Lanka,…” . Stand up man and stay to the government ” implement law and order” to save the country. Put the Gnanasar and lot under control. Lawless people, regardless of their whatever , whatever, deserve no compassion. Likewise lawless state cannot survive for long as way way its stupid people want.

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    One comments say that there Jihadi Wahabis (even in the medical profession, both private and govt, they say Nisidathi for everything) ) in Sri lanka who are waiting to get the heads of those who are talking against. If so, when there photos of the Sinhala Driver with a family of two children was killed, no one talked about it. Instead blames sinhala buddhists, bhikkus, Ven, ghanasara, BBS. So, what Sinhala buddhists should think about it. why abhikku cannot go and talk to peole. IS there any audio clips which say he was talking racist. On the other hand, there is a audio clip of muslims talking rracist. there is another muslim who talk that everybody should stop using using speakers. why should we. You have 52 majority countries for you. IT looks arrogance, forceful taking over of Sinhal – buddhist culture. YOu muslims have converted Saudi Arabia, Afghanisthan, Maldive Islands, PPakaisthan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and not are busy in europe, Thialsn, Myan MAr, and in Sri lanka. So, how should we counter act this ?

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      Jim softy, what about Europe, Africa, Americas? You forgot the Buddhist civilization there? You are like a frog in the well croaking. Sinhala driver was killed by your own racist Sinhalese to start a riot. Read the 27-3-2018 LEN- lankaenews if you can access it. This is one of the bold e-paper giving true news. The news says the driver only sustained little injuries. He went to the police station and had lodged a complaint. According to police he had only little injuries and after that he got himself admitted in the hospital and he was recovering from the injuries according his parents who visited him daily with meals. After few days he was admitted to Kandy hospital with fatal injuries and he died there. The CID is investigating now.

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    Some muslims say there is no Wahabis inthe world. so, definitely not in Sri lanka. So, should we believe muslims or we should take care our selves.

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    Muslims cheer for Pakistan or Banga when a cricket match is played.
    Muslims cheer Muhammad Ali when a Boxing match is played.
    Muslims support other businesses only that are Muslim.
    Muslims create so-called charities and ask for donations and only helps Muslim children attain a private school education.

    Muslims are not Sri Lankan. They should go back to Arabuya where they will feel perfectly at home and keep helping and cheering each other.

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      RETARDED Late Shameless Perera,
      But did the MUSLIMS poison your Kuthu Rotti to go mad? At least go eat that korru and you may find a tablet that will cure your INSANITY that even Angoda Mental Hospital cannot provide. If anyone can tell the “Muslims to go to Arabuya”, then so do all Buddhist leave Sri Lanka and leave it to the indigenous people.
      Pulla PISSO yanna!

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      Rtd. Lt. Reginald shamal Perera

      Buddha preached to extend love, kindness & compassion to all the beings.

      Jesus preached to extend love, kindness & compassion to all the human beings irrespective of identity.

      Hindu gods too preached to extend love, kindness & compassion to all the human beings irrespective of identity

      Alas! only prophet Mohamad preached to extend love, kindness & compassion to Muslims; the believers.

      So it’s the proof, Islam is not universal

      What’s the best way to describe it?

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        Read as to why historian Michael S. Hart a christian ranked No 1 Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) as the leader most influencial figure in history.

        Please Google to extract facts.

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          Why should anybody waste time to understand the said historian a stupid?

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            We are not makers of history. We are depend/made by history.

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          rbh,

          Even the Prabhakaran was a influential person in the world though he was not the No 01.

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            Alas! only prophet Mohamad preached to extend love, kindness & compassion to Muslims; the believers.

            I referring to the saying Michael H. Hart american, both a trained scientist and a successful history writer. The 100 most influential people.

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      If so, ALL SIN KELE BAUDDAYA must vacate SriLanka and fill Nepal’s Jungles so all Muslims and others will live peacefully assuring that their properties never be looted and set on fire as there wont be any SinKeleyas in Srilanka. But then Nepal’s people must take precautions of all Sinkele yas coming to their countryC.

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        Ceylonee,

        Sri Lanka is Sinhala people’s land. Only the outsiders who have failed to assimilate need to go back. Like the Muslims cult needs to be chased out. Even Tamils and Burgher buggers are welcome to stay because most have assimilated to the country.

        Tell me honestly, if some cult only wants their people to prosper, only wants their children to educate, only wants their businesses to flourish, what kind of a fool would want them in their country? I don’t get it.

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          Retarded ……….women sniffing shameless Perera

          “Sri Lanka is Sinhala people’s land.”

          Who are these Sinhala people?
          How did the Sinhala people come to exclusively own an island which once belonged to my ancestors?

          “Even Tamils and Burgher buggers are welcome to stay because most have assimilated to the country.”

          No they haven’t. What do you really mean by assimilation? What are the cultural, political, …………… evidence that have to prove they are indeed being assimilated except their conversion to Sinhala/Buddhism? Haven’t you noticed the Sinhala/Buddhists are also converting to Sinhala/Buddhist fascism?

          ” Tell me honestly, if some cult only wants their people to prosper, only wants their children to educate, only wants their businesses to flourish, what kind of a fool would want them in their country?”

          Aren’t they the good reasons to deport the Sinhala/Buddhists back to their ancestral land in South India or your extended family to whence your ancestors came, or ethnically cleanse them from this island?

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            <<<<>>>

            I think that would be the better option. Bring it on Monkey boy. And don’t forget what happened to the last person who tried to ethnically cleanse us. For thousands of years we have defied invasions and genocide, you think you are capable of something all your ancestors failed at.

            If you were able to light a firecracker in front of me, I’ll give you some credit.

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              Retarded ……….women sniffing shameless Perera

              “For thousands of years we have defied invasions and genocide, you think you are capable of something all your ancestors failed at.”

              Could you tell us how many thousands of years you have defied invasions and genocide? Only 30 years ago the Hindian IPKF invaded this island which was defended by your psychopath brother VP while you cowards were hiding behind his bum.

              You cowards had to import mercenaries from Erivirapattinam in South India to fight your internal territorial wars and protect Sacred Tooth Relic. For 500 years European ruled this island until India was granted freedom after a long struggle. Indian independence made it necessary for British to leave this island.

              Even if you go back in time according myth the Southern Indian Monkeys destroyed the Kingdom of Ravana.

              If you want to gloat about your history of bravery please do it when you are in your bed and with your partner. Even she/he wouldn’t buy your stories. Walter Mitty could imagine better stories than your ones.

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          Thats means your justifying what the 30 years of war defending are right of assimilation to the country.

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          (Rtd) Lt. R.S. Perera

          ” Tamils and Burgher buggers..!!!!” If not for the unfortunate War you would be no more than a Sapper or at best a Corporal in the Army. Mister, there is such a thing as behaving like an Officer and Gentleman. You will never make it. You are good to go round the streets behind that modern Buddha Gandassara preaching against the minorities and working the millions of uneducated youth to attack minority homes, properties and assets in the name of Sinhala Buddhism.

          R. Varathan

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      Retarded ……….women sniffing shameless Perera

      “Muslims are not Sri Lankan. They should go back to Arabuya where they will feel perfectly at home and keep helping and cheering each other.”

      Where do you intent to send kallathonie descendants Tamil, Sinhalese, Kafirs, Malays,….. and yourself? How about South India and Portugal?

      “Muslims cheer Muhammad Ali when a Boxing match is played.”

      Would you have cheered Cassius Clay?

      “Muslims create so-called charities and ask for donations and only helps Muslim children attain a private school education.”

      Why don’t you stingy donkeys set up your own charities and look after your intended beneficiaries without swindling the charitable organisation?

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    Dr. Ameer Ali:

    You clarified Isamism and Wahabism. Likewise, why don’t you help Sri Lankans identify how a Wahabi Muslim look like and a regular Muslim look like?

    I am sure your writing about Wahabism in Sri Lanka is going to create more issues to the local Muslims and increase unnecessary tension and fear among majority. So, can you please clarify this point who, where and how Wahabism look like so that it can help those whom you’re appealing to protect SL from Wahabism to understand what these Wahabis are?

    Also please give some credible evidence as from where you get these info about SL Wahabism, since you’re living in Australia, we start to doubt if you’re different motives or paid to fuel the ethnic tensions or creating fear psychic among the majority.

    We have been monitoring your recent articles….something is not right in them.

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      This fellow Amir Ali has written an article in the Asian Tribune under the heading “A​re ​they Muslims in Sri Lanka or ​Muslims of Sri Lanka”. It consists mostly of unsubstantiated crap that will only add fuel to fire at a time when Lanka’s Muslims are undergoing untold hardships due to racial violence and the prevailing tense situation: let me quote some remarks from the article below, he says:
      Quote:
      01) At Kandy Perehera there were Havadies by the Hindus, Merlam by the Hindus, he
      asked where his Muslim brothers were? How were they contributing to a national
      event?
      02) A call for a ban on cattle slaughter had to be seen in this context and Muslims
      should sit back and take stock on this issue.
      03 This was the black dress that is covering the whole female body, except the eyes,
      which is alien to Sri Lanka. This attire has nothing to do with Islam, whereas it
      was misconstruing Islam.
      04) He said he did not think they are institutionally funding Wahhabism, however, a
      lot of private funds were coming in (he did not provide evidence or proof)
      Unquote:
      Even Muslims in Australia are facing discrimination like Islamophobia, Xenophobia & racial attacks, will this lickspittle Amir Ali ever speak against that. Some of his writings will make one think whether this fellow is receiving kickbacks from Iran and other anti-Islamic groups. – Regrettable to see when a morally corrupt & wicked fellow for petty gains fanning the flames of hostility.

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      Fathima

      Why are you asking this from a donkey like Ameer. He is least bothered what impacts his writings will have on Muslims and non-Muslims but he want to be a journalist. If you analyze all his writings, you will see all were burrowed western style journalism where if they want to show something bad they will go out with all sort fabrications as true to support their views. There is no Islamism but Islam and there is no Wahabism but Wahab. This ‘ism’ was coined by western media. Who is Wahab? He was just a scholar who found during his time all sort of innovations in Islam including tomb worshiping in Shrines. These were purely money making innovations carried out satanic perpetrators who call themselves Muslims. So Wahab brought about a revolution to bring back Muslims (followers of innovations) to follow only Quran and Sunna. Except in Saudi Arabia and countries closer to it, this form of innovations still followed in many countries. This became a good weapon for anti-Islam western world so they coined the word Wahabism and pit one Muslims against the others and also non-Muslims to hate Wahabism as a fundamentalist views. So this fellow Ameer do not have the intellectual capacity to sieve out the bad and write the truth. This fellow will give only confusions and bad ideas among readers of his article. You can see here non-Muslims views, all straightaway burrowed from western Islamaphobic views.

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    We’re talking crap. All of us in these columns.
    I studied in a school with Sinhalese principal and the teachers were Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims. I graduated, did elections, work in SL and abroad- all with Sinhalese. In 50 years of life, when I returned home in the evening my parents never asked me if I talked to Community X or Y.!!! That is what I value most.
    An Indian raped a women and everyone says “Give sharia punishment”???? It is puzzling for me to see many people talking about Sharia, Wahabi AlQaeda etc when we, Muslims ourselves, haven’t mastered Islam and Sharia. The countries in the Gulf have very clearly said their interests are National and not religious. (E-g. A country such as Qatar has PCI of USD 29000, but does not want to take in even one muslim??). As such we SL muslims are not following any country Wahabism,ALQ or anything else. Quran clearly condemns acting in rebellion, disbelief, mischief and hatred against any one, any community.
    Our identity is Sri Lankan our problem is national. The Sinhalese,(Muslim or Tamil ) problem is real, where 40% of our public is below poverty. Are all Tamils and Muslims rich?( I now see the Tamil women seeking Gulf jobs for less than Rs 12000 salaries.) But it is not addressed correctly and violence is not the solution. It needs a lot of work by Sinhalese themselves. If they cannot achieve it they have to form partners with other communities.
    The myth Muslims will commandeer SL is not true!!!!. Also what you wear is your own discretion is not open for argument. I can imagine if a thousand SL girls walk into SL cities in bikinis one day, what will these half baked professors say? Will they talk of traditions or nationalism?

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      Mo,

      You are more than welcome to live in our country.

      God Bless you!!!

      Reggie

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        Retarded ……….women sniffing shameless Perera

        “You are more than welcome to live in our country.”

        Who the hell do you think you are, to grant Visa/permissions to others for them to live and prosper in this island.

        You kallthonies should have packed your bags and left this island long ago.
        _
        Remember your people live in this island because we allowed them to. Tell them to behave themselves, else….

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      MO
      Almost majority Sin Kele Baudachchi la roaming half naked as they descendants were in Jungles which you can see in paintings – Sigirya ..!! All tv shows in which Baudachchila in half naked dancing with boys.. but Baudha parents are enjoying see this type of shows too..
      But on the contrary those Kaavi Rowdies cant point finger at these filthy Budha culture instead try to change the most moral dress code of Muslims in to as filthy as baudha gehni.

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        ceylonee

        Imams are criminals for performing the utter barbaric practice of circumcision and FGM on youngsters.And the Muslim parents who let their children to be circumcised are very bad parents.

        So you think covering from head to is a moral dress code in a hot and humid country. If Muslim men had any morals and were able control/ tame their temptations, Muslim women would not need “moral dress code”. Right now Muslim men are making news in the Europe.

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      “The myth Muslims will commandeer SL is not true!!!!”

      That is what Gandhi also thought. Once the Sri Lankan Muslim population reaches a certain level, they will demand separation, just like in India and Singapore/Malaya. The conflict we see in Sri Lanka between the majority Sinhalese and Muslims has just begun. Sri Lanka is not a big country where people can move to the countryside to avoid interacting with a different group. There is no solution for this problem, other than the Government taking steps to improve the economy for all communities, so that younger people are not tempted to join extremist groups out of frustration. And Muslims, for their own safety, practice at least a limited form of birth control. I don’t know if most Sinhalese are aware of the growth rates of the three communities, just yet. Things will get messier when they begin to associate growth rate with separation.

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        Lester, at that time India was a colony of British so they have to request from their master which portion they want. Under whose rule is Sri Lanka now? Veddas! I hope Amarasiri will give an explanation.

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    Mohamed!,
    Your comment, ” ,..half baked professors say,..” shows your credentials. You are not in a position to put a cross effective arguments against what Dr. Ali says. Don’t ridicule anyone, It won’t take more than a second for anyone to return the same or more provocative comments towards you. Give some respect and expect some. If you are brave enough come up with your proper weapons.

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    Iqbal

    “Our Vedda Chieftain carries an axe on his shoulder as a mark of his tribal tradition,”

    Is it so?
    It has nothing to with tradition its all about practical purpose, it is used to clear forest while foraging the it, which grows faster and blocks path. Also Veddahs use it to cut honey out of hollow trees.

    “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt” ― Mark Twain

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