26 January, 2021

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Kandy Forum Vehemently Condemns Attacks On Buddha Statues In Mawanella: Urges Government To Take Stern Action

Kandy Forum vehemently condemned the recent attack on Buddhist statues in Mawanella and urged the government to pursue strong action against unruly elements preventing the possibility of such a heinous act in the future.

Prof. M A Nuhman

“Religious extremism and exclusivism are destructive for entire humanity. Respecting other religions, culture and values is very vital and fundamental requirement for a pluralistic society like Sri Lanka. Cultural pluralism really means coexisting and interacting different cultures without conflict and confrontations,” Kandy Forum said stressing that all Sri Lankans should come together to strengthen national integration.

The full statement issued by Kandy Forum is as follows:

Religious Harmony and National Development

Statement of Kandy Forum on Recent Mawanella Incidents

Kandy Forum is seriously concerned about the recent incidents of damaging the Lord Buddha’s statues at the Mawanalla areas allegedly done by some misguided Muslim youths who, we believe, if it is so, do not have proper understanding of Islam and the serious consequences of their action. The incidents are really shocking and unbelievable for any person who loves peace and coexistence. 

We, the members of Kandy Forum, vehemently condemn these types of irrational and unlawful actions and urge the Government to take necessary steps to curb such elements and to prevent such incidents in the future.

We all witnessed the emergence of religious hatred and violence among different religious communities in the recent past mainly because of prevailing socio political and economic disparities and lack of value based education in this country and also due to the impact of global politico-religious developments. 

Religious extremism and exclusivism are destructive for entire humanity. Respecting other religions, culture and values is very vital and fundamental requirement for a pluralistic society like Sri Lanka. Cultural pluralism really means coexisting and interacting different cultures without conflict and confrontations.

Islam by definition is a religion of peace. It preaches religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence with the people of other faiths. Qur’an categorically says that “there is no compulsion in religion” (2:256). The constitution of Medina or the Medina Charter, a written document prepared by the Prophet himself in 622 AD, was the first political document in the human history that encouraged cooperation and solidarity in a plural society consisting Muslims, Christians, Jews and other tribes. This spirit of Islam continued throughout the Islamic history. Muslim religious and cultural organizations must take necessary steps to spread this rich Islamic tradition among their younger generation.

Everyone must understand that, it is a fundamental right of every citizen to follow what his or her faith. Others have no right to disregard this by violence or force in the name of religion. All religious faiths and cultures have to be given due respect in Sri Lanka.

Religious segregation and hatred are very much harmful to the national integration and development. In this context we wish to propose that the government, educational institutions and the civil society organizations should seriously involve in promoting religious harmony and multiculturalism in this country starting from the schools. The existing religious curriculum should be broaden accordingly. Comparative religion must be introduced as subject in all the religious and higher educational institutions to cultivate a better understanding of religions. Interreligious and cultural activities should be promoted.

We appeal to the concerned people of all the communities to jointly work together towards religious and ethnic harmony, social integration and national development.

Members of Kandy Forum

Prof. M A Nuhman

Prof. M A M Sitheeque

Prof. M S M Anes

Prof. M I Mowjood

Dr. A S M Nawfal

Dr. A L M Mahroof

Mr. M M Niyaz

Mr. A J M Mubarak

Mr. U M Fazil

Mr. J M Niwas

(163, S W R D Bandaranayeka Mawatha, Kandy)

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    Prof M A Nuhman and Kandy Forum,

    RE: Attackd on Buddha statues

    Thank you for condemning the attacks on Buddha Statues.

    What is the ideology that was followed by those destroyed the statues? It is called Wahhabi-Salafism, that follows the Devil, Satan, Iblis per the prescient Hadith of Najd, followed by the Wahhabis, Salafies, Hornets, ISIS, Taliban, Book Haram etc.

    Do you want to stop these devil worshippers destroying human civilization? They also destroy the Sufi Mosques, the Shia Mosques, the Ahmedia Mosques etc. as well, even though there are no statues in them.

    They , the Wahhabi-Salafis and clones, claim to be “Muslims”, while following the Devil. Sufis don’t do that.

    What is the ACJU doing? Want to keep MMDA, keep women and girls as chattel and call it Halal, permitted? So, child rape is permitted?

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      Re: Attacked on Buddha statues
      This nation should have a common policy and constitutional committement that any vandalism against any religion and the law and order institutions shoud act to protect all religions and faiths. The fundamental problem in our constitution is that Buddhism has a special status which give a free run by Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalists and Institutions to create hatred against Hindu and Muslim communities and their respective places such as Temples and Mosques.

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        Ajit,

        Sri Lankan
        “Buddhists” follow, Para-Sinhala Para “Buddhism”, that is quite different from pristine Buddhism, and even burn libraries, like the Jaffna Public Library.

        The Sinhala “Buddhism” is actually close to Mara-ism than pristine Buddhism.

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          Kandy Forum Member should read the book; Cold War Monks: Buddhism and America’s Secret Strategy in Southeast Asia’ published by |Yale University Press. 2017
          Buddhism and Islam is being weaponized in Lanka today by external parties given the new Cold war in the Indian Ocean in order to Divide, Distract and push the Trumpland agenda of setting up military bases in Lanka.
          Islam was weaponized against communism and so too was Buddhism weaponized in southeast Asia by the USA. Same thing is happening again now that the CIA, US peace co and MCC are operating big time in Sri Lanka in the COld war with China. Check out the article on the Saffron Curtain on the history of religious conflicts in Theravada countries and the role of external parties

          https://newrepublic.com/article/…/saffron-curtain-buddhism-weaponized-cold-war

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          I think our kotte kingdom made historic blunder Giving south indian muslims refugees shelter when they landed here on their way to Sumathra. Those parayas now claim this country is theirs & attack our heritages at their will. That is Islamic theory. Stay subdued until get power to destroy the other religion in whatever the way possible. In Mawanella incident only a rehearsal I suppose. All the muslims community live here may be blessing those jihadists who destroyed Buddha statues there. With their article here & comments amply vouch for it. Our youths have to act quickly and make whatever the possible ways to send them back to their original places. ie south India. Otherwise our heritages built by our ancestors will be no more within space of few years.Not only that they may try to destroy our culture as well. We should act quickly & start boycotting their business. That is the only way possible to stop their Jihadists mind set. all Buddhists & Hindus get together & boycott all the muslims trading shops & the other trading outlets. No point in appealing to Christians as both parties so called almighty is same I suppose. They all are worshippers of so called Abrahamic religions. It is our duty to preserve & our safeguard our historic religious places. They may try to enter those places at first with the slogan of Coexistence. Think think again & again take quick actions. Do not be fooled with statements of organisations like these. They are the roads clears for upcoming procession. They are part & parcels of Jihadists movement that is clearly stand for making whole world adrere to their so called Allah.

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            Ranjith(SPRRW):

            Are you working for RSS to incite racial violence in SL and destroy the country?

            Don’t spread hatred. SL belongs to all “kallathonies” from India living here now, including you. You, Tamils and Muslim having different arriving dates is the only difference.

            You arrived much earlier so you have largest population. Tamils arrived little earlier than Muslims, so they are slightly bigger than Muslims.

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            Ranjith(SPRRW) / February 4, 2019,

            “I think our kotte kingdom made historic blunder Giving south indian muslims refugees shelter when they landed here on their way to Sumathra. Those parayas now claim this country is theirs & attack our heritages at their will. “

            The INITIAL error was done by the Native Veddah Aethho, to let the Para-Sinhala, Para-Tamils from India into the Land of Native Veddah Aethho. Since then many Paras, Para-Muslims, Para-Portuguese, Para-Dutch, Para-English, and now Para-Chinese are flooding into the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

            Our kotte kingdom made historic blunder by letting the Portuguese, who later converted the traitors Don Juan Dharmapala and Donna Caterina, into Catholicism and have the Kingdom to the Para-Portuguese.

            Just see what the Sitavaka kingdom had to go through and the heroic efforts of Mayadunne and Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe of Sitavaka , had to go through to expel the Para-Portuguese.

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        Hello Ajith,

        What is wrong with Buddhism being given a special status?
        Do you expect Islam not to be given a special status in Saudi Arabia or Catholics not given a special status in Argentina?

        Such a view is intended to promote other religions to the detriment of Buddhism.
        The best approach is to follow India, where conversion is a punishable offence.
        Sri Lanka will not be allowed to apply it because West has a vested interest.

        While we readily accept Argentina is a catholic country, Saudi Arabia is an Islamic country, Sri Lanka should not be considered a Buddhist country.

        We feel very uncomfortable with such a concept. Remember Indonesia was once a Buddhist country.

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          Indonesia was once Hindu country also Bangladesh.
          High class family and Sultans burn dead body on auspicious days even today
          Hindu names Dewi,Mekawathi, Nanthawathi ,Arjuna,Moorthy .Kanchana,Gayathiri,Kamala are common names among Musulims in Indonesia .

          Every Indonesian Mususlim girls learn Ramayana Dance Ramayana is a part of their life.
          There are Hindu elements in weddings and Funeral even today.
          Bhasa Indonesia with many Tamil words and many palces with Tamil names this is because once Chola influenced was there after they destroyed Sri Vijaya Empire who blocked ships from todays South India on the way to China.
          Indonesian history books give many informations about Chola influence and Tamil language,

          In Indonesia a Hindu or Christian can marry a Musulim girl and live
          with her parents and follow his own faith.
          Indonesia is the only country in the world where father is musulim. Mother Hindu,son-in law Buddhist and daughter-in-law Catholic all live under one roof.
          Cheers

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          You may consider it as a Buddhist nation on your own free will, but why include it EXCLUSIVELY in page 5 of the Constitution?. Is it untouchable? What purpose does it serve, if the Buddhist Conduct themselves as TRUE Buddhist. Is similar mention made in the constitution of other countries where Buddhists are predominant?
          It appears that Srilanka is not sure of their status. The close neighbour, India, from where Buddhism is supposed to have been imported, call themselves “SECULAR”.
          What is Wrong/ you say, yes you are insulting Buddhism a grea PHILOSOPHY

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            K Anaga,

            Buddhism, like other beliefs are Para beliefs. Yes, if they want to include the Para-Buddhism in the constitution, they should also include the other Para beluga, Hinduism, UdlM, ChristuNity, Snimism etc.

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        Kandy Forum has never Condemned imprisonment of Tamil Political prisoners without trial. They are humans, unlike the statues made out of clay/stone/metals. They appear to be concerned about the repercussion it may have on the Muslims rather than the damage to the statues. What about the encroachment of the Sinhala Buddhists in to the Hindu Temple lands at Mullaitheevu? and planting of Buddha statues just to annoy the Tamil Hindus,. rather than for religious purposes. You are escapists it appears? Kandy forum does not seem to have any Buddhists, Christains, Hindus, except their address which seem to carry the name of Infamous SWRD who must take part of the blame for to-days situation in Sritilanka.

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      Amarasiri, what are your qualifications to pass judgement on Sheik Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab? Without listening to hearsay, can you. as an intellectual (if you presume to be so), quote chapter and verse of any of the Sheiks books, and he has authored many, to show that he has deviated from the teachings of the Noble Prophet (on whom be peace). If you cannot, and assuredly you will not be able to do so, will you admit that you are just a rabble rouser, a charlatan, a mountebank.?
      What is your take on the genuine Salafees?
      Why do you choose some spurious scholar to explain the Hadith of Najd? Have your heard of the book entitled “Fath ul Bari” ? Do you know who its author is? What does Sheik Imam Ibn Hajr Asqalani ,the eminent exponent of Sahih Bukhari, say about the Hadith of Najd?

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        jamal / February 5, 2019,

        Part 1
        1. “Amarasiri, what are your qualifications to pass judgement on Sheik Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab? “

        . Reading up on the Islamic Sources( Quran, Hadith, Historical accounts), writings by well-known Islamic Scholars, Scientists, Judges and Philosophers., and using common sense and reason at viable explanations.
        Mohammad ibn Abdul-Wahhab’s book, Kitab at Tawheed, is an illusion. Chapter 1, of the book, Tawheed, references Quran, (the Uthman codex, Quran, not Prophet Mohamed’s Quran, as he never edited it for accuracy, as it was finalized 22 years after his death, by a committee). Besides, Quran 3:7, mentions “People of Knowledge”. And they are NOT the Theologians and the Ulama, per Mohamand Ibn Rushd aka Averroes. So this is NOT Sheik Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab, Ibn Taymia, Sheik Imam Ibn Hajr Asqalani, or others. Just memorizing the Quran or Hadith, does not make one of knowledge, only those who can reason interpret like Ibn Rushd. Besides Imam Ibn Hajr Asqalani came much later.
        2. “What is your take on the genuine Salafees?”
        They are called Wahhabi-Salafies, who follow the Satan, Iblis, per Hadith of Najd, given in Sahih, genuine, Bukhari and Sahih, genuine, Muslim. The Wahhabi-Salafies are Delusioned by the Devil, Satan

        “Why do you choose some spurious scholar to explain the Hadith of Najd?”
        Al Azhar us a reputable Islamic University, mwell over ,200 years old.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UDy_apXW3E

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

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

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        jamal ,

        Part 2

        “Amarasiri, what are your qualifications to pass judgement on Sheik Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab? “

        Wahhabs brother Suleiman and the Wahhabis killed him.
        1. The Divine Lightning Paperback – January 3, 2011

        Imam Sulaiman ibn `Abdul Wahhab , Al-Hajj Abu Ja`far Al-Hanbali (Translator)

        Whether it be Al-Qaeda, Ahle Hadith, GIA or any other medley of titles, these groups stem from the same source: Muhammad ibn `Abdul Wahhab and his Ikhwan, or ‘Brotherhood’ movement. For the first time in English, the reader has a full historical and theological explanation of Salafi yyah. The author, Imam Sulaiman ibn `Abdul Wahhab, was the fi rst to write about and ultimately fall victim to the movement. Anyone seeking answers – Muslim or not – needs to understand that this tribulation did not begin on a Tuesday in 2001, but in the mind of a false prophet more than 200 years ago

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

        According to two narrations in Sahih Bukhari, Muhammad asks Allah to bless the areas of Bilad al-Sham (Syria) and Yemen. When his companions said “Our Najd as well,” he replied: “There will appear earthquakes and afflictions, and from there will come out the side of the head (e.g. horns) of Satan.”[2][3] In a similar narration, Muhammad again asked Allah to bless the areas Medina, Mecca, Sham, and Yemen and, when asked specifically to bless Najd, repeated similar comments about there being earthquakes, trials, tribulations, and the horns of Satan.[4][5]
        “O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Shaam. O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Yemen.” The people said, “O Messenger of Allaah, and our Najd.” I think the third time the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said, “There (in Najd) will occur earthquakes, trials and tribulations, and from there appears the Horn of Satan.

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        jamal ,

        Part 3

        “Amarasiri, what are your qualifications to pass judgement on Sheik Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab? “

        Wahhabism-Salafism follows Satan. Per prescient Hadith of Najd, folloed by the clones ISIS, Boko- Haran etc.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR2jFZvNLoE

        This Week In Terror (Mali, Pakistan, Nigeria, Philippines, United States)

        Jihad never stops, which is why terrorist attacks have been occurring for fourteen centuries and continue around the world today. In this installment of “This Week in Terror,” we review recent examples of terror in Mali, Pakistan, Nigeria, the Philippines, and the United States.

        200 years ago,

        Wahhabi sack of Karbala
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahhabi_sack_of_Karbala
        The Wahhabi sack of Karbala occurred on 21 April 1802 (1216 Hijri) (1801[1]), under the rule of Abdul-Aziz bin Muhammad the second ruler of the First Saudi State. Approximately 12,000 Wahhabis from Najd attacked the city of Karbala.[5]:387 The attack coincided with the anniversary of Ghadir Khum event] or 10th Muharram.

        Wahhabis killed 2,000[2]:74–5,000[3] of the inhabitants and plundered the tomb of Husayn ibn Ali, grandson of Prophet Muhammad and son of Ali ibn Abi Talib, and destroyed its dome, seizing a large quantity of spoils, including gold, Persian carpets, money, pearls, and guns that had accumulated in the tomb, most of them donations. The attack lasted for eight hours, after which the Wahhabis left the city with more than 4,000 camels carrying their plunder.[4]

        Following the teachings of Ibn Taymiyya, the Wahhabis “sought to return to the fundamentals of the tradition- the Quran, the Sunna, and the Hanbali school’s legal positions.” They condemned some of the Shia practices such as veneration of the graves of their holy figures and Imams, which they called Bid‘ah, and did not limit themselves to academic confrontation, that some of the Shia tombs of Karbala were repositories of “incredible wealth”, accumulated over centuries.

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        jamal ,

        Part 4

        “Amarasiri, what are your qualifications to pass judgement on Sheik Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab? “

        Wahhabi-Salafism is Fascism.

        Wahhabism-Salafism follows Satan. Per prescient Hadith of Najd, followed by the clones ISIS, Boko- Haran etc. Besides they are Idolaters, because they around a building seven times, and kiss a stone, just like the pre-Islamic Arabs did. Is this called the Qureshi concession, so that the Qureshi tribe can keep the pilgrimage business?

        In the Quran, how many times is Satan mentioned?

        How many times is Prophet Mohamed mentioned?

        Is Satan ,more important than Prophet Mohamed? Perhaps for the Wahhabi-Salafies.
        Satan believes in Tawheed. So do the Wahhabi-Salafies.

        Iblīs (or Eblis) is a figure frequently occurring in the Quran, commonly in relation to the creation … Due to his fall from God’s grace, he is often compared to Satan in Christian traditions. … Iblis is mentioned11 times in the Quran by name, 9 times related to his rebellion against God’s command to prostrate himself before Adam.

        Muhammad in the Quran. The name “Muhammad” is mentioned four times in the Quran and the name “Ahmad” (another variant of the name of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad) is mentioned one time.

        https://www.quora.com/Islam-Is-Wahhabism-and-salafism-the-root-cause-of-Islamic-terrorism

        Wahhabism is a SECT or strain of Islam which has emerged in the last 200 years. In simple layman’s term they are a ‘reformist movement’. As one modern Maliki scholar pointed out they are a mix of people who range between a ‘Grumpy Old Amish man and the Klu Klux Klan’.

        This movement used Ibn Taymiyah and Mohamed Abdel Wahhab teachings to construct this movement. They were ignorant in these teachings and SHED a lot of blood in Islamic history. This is terrorism. They KILLED MUSLIMS for there misguided belief. FACT… Disprove that if you dare.!!!

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        jamal / February 5, 2019,

        Part 5,

        EXCLUSIVE;The Salafi Movement & The Evil Cult of Najd & Why I Left,Shaykh Yasin Qadhi

        The Authentic Hadith of Najd still stands.

        2. “What is your take on the genuine Salafees?”

        They are called Wahhabi-Salafies, who follow the Satan, Iblis, per Hadith of Najd, given in Sahih, genuine, Bukhari and Sahih, genuine, Muslim. The Wahhabi-Salafies are Delusioned by the Devil, Satan

        “Why do you choose some spurious scholar to explain the Hadith of Najd?”
        Al Azhar us a reputable Islamic University, mwell over ,200 years old.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UDy_apXW3E

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

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2fs3Er_YT0

        123Randomlyme
        Published on Sep 27, 2016
        Exclusive Interview Interfaith Voices Shaykh Yasin Qadhi Leaves The Salafi Movement & The Evil Cult of Najd Credit .

        Shaykh Yasin Qadhi Leaves The Salafi Movement & The Evil Cult of Najd 15m full interview interfaith voices .

        Shaykh Yasin Qadhi Leaves The Salafi Movement & The Evil Cult of Najd According to two narrations in Sahih Bukhari, Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu ‘Alaihi .

        [HD] Exclusive Interview Interfaith Voices Shaykh Yasin Qadhi Leaves The Salafi Movement & The Evil Cult of Najd Credit

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      Prof M A Nuhman and Kandy Forum,

      RE: Attackd on Buddha statues,

      The attackers follow Wahhabi-Salafism, -Devil Satan.

      Abdul Wahhabs brother Suleiman and the Wahhabis killed Suleiman .
      1. The Divine Lightning Paperback – January 3, 2011

      Imam Sulaiman ibn `Abdul Wahhab , Al-Hajj Abu Ja`far Al-Hanbali (Translator)

      Whether it be Al-Qaeda, Ahle Hadith, GIA or any other medley of titles, these groups stem from the same source: Muhammad ibn `Abdul Wahhab and his Ikhwan, or ‘Brotherhood’ movement. For the first time in English, the reader has a full historical and theological explanation of Salafi yyah. The author, Imam Sulaiman ibn `Abdul Wahhab, was the fi rst to write about and ultimately fall victim to the movement. Anyone seeking answers – Muslim or not – needs to understand that this tribulation did not begin on a Tuesday in 2001, but in the mind of a false prophet more than 200 years ago

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

      According to two narrations in Sahih Bukhari, Muhammad asks Allah to bless the areas of Bilad al-Sham (Syria) and Yemen. When his companions said “Our Najd as well,” he replied: “There will appear earthquakes and afflictions, and from there will come out the side of the head (e.g. horns) of Satan.”[2][3] In a similar narration, Muhammad again asked Allah to bless the areas Medina, Mecca, Sham, and Yemen and, when asked specifically to bless Najd, repeated similar comments about there being earthquakes, trials, tribulations, and the horns of Satan.[4][5]

      “O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Shaam. O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Yemen.” The people said, “O Messenger of Allaah, and our Najd.” I think the third time the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said, “There (in Najd) will occur earthquakes, trials and tribulations, and from there appears the Horn of Satan.

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        I asked Amarasiri his qualifications and he writes

        Reading up on the Islamic Sources( Quran, Hadith, Historical accounts), writings by well-known Islamic Scholars, Scientists, Judges and Philosophers., and using common sense and reason at viable explanations.
        Please give us the credentials of these well known people, the Ralahamy’s , Rambandas and perhaps Rajapakses

        Mohammad ibn Abdul-Wahhab’s book, Kitab at Tawheed, is an illusion.

        Of course it is an illusion to half-baked pundits like yourself. Without knowing a word of Arabic, its etymology, the historical background of the revelation, you try to rush where as the saying goes “Angels fear to tread”, and follow the path of the many who have done just that.

        This is the rope that you have chosen to put round your wicked neck. I think it is an utter waste of time replying to a conceited ignoramus. But just one other thing which you yourself have trapped yourself in, the Hadith of Najd. Your misinterpretation of this is sorely for the purpose of vilifying the Great Reformer Sheik Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab, and it is ONLY for that purpose.
        You quote …..
        he replied: “There will appear earthquakes and afflictions, and from there will come out the side of the head (e.g. horns) of Satan.”

        Can you let me know the number of Earthquakes that hit the Saudi Najd? Do you know how many earthquakes hit the area of Iraq?

        I rest my case

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    Strange! Kandy Forum is exclusively Muslim?

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      It’s just a name. They are trying to prevent our politicians from organising a terrible backlash.

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        Just a name? like Orumittanadu!!
        Kandyan forum without a Kandyan!
        Just like Yahapalanaya without any good governance!
        Funny things are happening in SL now and they will continue until the next major election is held!

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      Plato, I too have misgivings about people giving themselves a name like that, and limiting membership to Muslims.
      .
      I have no time to read the article; it may be good, but the focus is on the composition. Only Muslim men? What about the women who want reform of MMDA?

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        Sinhala_Man / February 3, 2019,

        “Only Muslim men? What about the women who want reform of MMDA?”

        What do you think? Women are chattel of Muslim men per MMDA.

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    What about Thawfik Jamal, they are yet to issue a communique

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    Muslims , serious Muslims believe that the message of Islam need to reach all
    corners of the planet and are engaged in propagating it mainly among
    themselves . In doing so , it becomes necessary for them to prove only Islam
    is right and others are all wrong . Zakir Nayak was one clear example to hold
    Public question and answer sessions throughout India which was seen as a
    humiliation by Hindus. He was invited and was in Srilanka too . We do have
    freedom in democracy to practice religions and invite others into our faith
    but we need to also understand that this democracy is a double edged sword .
    Non Muslims also have the freedom to reject our efforts and in Srilanka it’s
    been now done both peacefully and violently ! It’s a message , ” know your
    limit.” Firstly we need to know the real world we live in . For 1.5 million
    Muslims in the country , there are about a dozen religious orgs ! It has become
    a disease now everyone talks about development , stability, national harmony
    but not learning to MIND ONE’S OWN BUSINESS that will help a lot !

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      Zakir Nayak wanted by India and Bangladesh for terrorism now hiding in Malaysia.
      He is vomiting insults to other religion on daily basis.
      Recently in a conference he said …
      it is OK for. a Musulim to marry a 10 years old girl…( will he marry his 10 years old daughter to 50 years old Malay?)
      and Musulims must vote only to Musulims even if he is a robber or murderer.
      A Malaysian Supreme Court judge says Musulims never Lie so that he can accept the witness. How is this?
      Today Malaysian citizens can travel to 136 countries mostly to European destinations
      VISA FREE thanks for these religious fanatics from ..2021 Malaysians will require VISA to EU countries. finally, EU nailed the country which encourages religious fanatics.
      Cheers

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        Cholan,

        You say “Muslims must vote for Muslims, even if the Muslim is a robber or a murderer”.

        In Sri Lanka Sinhala “Buddhists “, do that. A majority of the Sinhala Buddhists voted for Mahinda Rajapaksa.

        Did they learn from the Sinhsla “Buddhists”?

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          Amarasiri

          In grapevine, some are robbers

          There’s a difference between a probably robber & robber.

          Help people not to vote MR by demanding prosecuting him. (& RW as well).

          Not only Sinhala Buddhists but also Tamils, Muslims etc. probably vote for MR.

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            Real Revolutionist / February 3, 2019,

            “Not only Sinhala Buddhists but also Tamils, Muslims etc. probably vote for MR”

            When the mean IQ of the Paras, Para-Sinhala, Para-Tamils and Para-Muslims is 79, there is plenty below IQ 79, to vote for MaRa MaRa ChaTu MaRa AmaNa MaRa HoRa MaRa DhushaNa MaRa.

            But the majority are Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhists” with a sprinkling of other idiots.

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      The problem with Musulims is they dont read about other religions …secondly Isulam is in confusion ..not strong.
      It is stupid to tell people ours is best and let them to live in dark caves.
      If Musulims have strong faith in their sect reading about other religions.looking at Bible or cross in the church will not send shivers in their spine.
      As long as they think teaching of 4th century will suitable for 21st century Musulims always suffer.

      In Malaysia today Musulim students are not shake hands with non-Musulims because Mullahs told them this is Haram.This is peak of madness.
      Cheers

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        The brutal violence on Muslims in Gujarat in 2002 brought the dangers of Hindu extremism to world attention.

        These attacks were not mob violence, rather they involved careful planning by organized Hindu extremists with an explicit program and a developed religious-nationalist ideology, “Hindutva” by RSS.

        Its agenda includes driving out Muslims and Christians, who total some 17 percent of the population.

        Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by a member of RSS for being against this ideology. And your LTTE killed our Premadasa and Indian PM Rajiv Ghandhi and say that Muslims are the only violent people

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          @ghk

          He He He
          When Musulims are minority in a country they shout a lot about Human Rights.
          What is happening to Hindus in Pakistan,Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia today they don`t care.
          In Europe they want Halal food,Prayer Hall even at refugee camps after enjoying this hospitability of the western infidels they go and kill people in the streets shouting Allah Hoo Akbar and Musulims jokers are proud about this.

          Musulims are parading towards infidel Western countries and beg for asylum because your God is unable to save them in their own countries ,this is the TRUTH.

          Imagine if the extreme Europeans take the guns and started to kill all Muslims even your God cant save your Mususlims got it?

          Now tell who is civilized?

          Will your Saudies offer refugee to Ethiopians and Eritrians who are catholics? Never.

          Tamils are not violent they were forced to take up arms by your Sinhala Bruders ,till 1983
          Tamils never challenged , once they started you and your bruders went and hide under beds hugging your Nona & Bibi for 30 years.

          What is happening in the East where Tamils are majority ..Temples are being attacked, Lands are being forcefully grabed , by your Mususlim bruders .

          Stop speaking our Tamil at home we don`t care you speak Urdu (artificial language) or Arabic .

          But all you have Tamil as your mother tongue but challenging us with the support of Sinhala cardboard forces ? Do you think Tamils will tolerate this.

          Do you know who killed the bruder of ex-UAE President Al Nayahan?Do you know who killed Ziyaul Hug and Benazir Bhutto? Do you know who killed Mujubur Rahman ?

          Cheers

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    Will you have the backbone to protest against the destruction of Hindu Temples in Eastern Province with the help of Sinhala forces by your Bruders?

    Your scientist is not an educated person how could have drawn the charter.?

    Can you tell exactly in which century written Arab was generated 4th century or 6th century AD? while Scientist invented the sect in the 4th century.

    If Isulam is such a good religion why unstoppable blood bath today in M.E?
    Why your bruders with families in millions are going to the infidel west to save their lives?

    Once peaceful countries like the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia and Muslims parts of Thailand today experience daily bomb blast after Saudi bedouin money started to pump into these countries.

    Is this because your sect is for PEACE?

    Why the highest number of African & Arab housemaids death is being reported from Saudi Arabia where they wail about compassion and peace?

    Reports say ISIS miserably failed in Syria & Iraq now moving towards developed Far East Nations with Musulim population to start a massacre in the name of their cult.

    SL must take stern action watching developments in Eastern Musulim areas else there will be a disaster
    and U.S Drones are waiting in Diego Garcia base to blast these sect followers here.

    Ever heard a non-Musulims attacked or destroyed Mosques in this country? …
    Today there are mosques even in 100% Tamil villages and Tamils respect the places of worship. Why Musulims are unable to respect others?

    Tell us who are civilized?

    Cheers

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      Cholan

      Why the Division north korea and south korea.

      The plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people is said to be the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.

      The burning of the Jaffna Public Library

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        There are 1.5 Million Tamils are living in Myanmar…over 1000 Hindu Temples…Many villages with Tamil names .
        Tamils have no problem in Myanmar.
        Why Rohingya Muslims facing
        This tragedy ?
        It is because of Isulam and a Joke called Jihad fanned by their Buk
        .In Isulam one can manipulate verses according to their..needs.So this is the result.
        This Time Machine takes followers back to 4th century.
        Cheers

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          This Time Machine takes followers back to 4th century.

          Black July 1983 what is this time machine

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            @rhb

            After black July 1983 …for 30 years your Sinhala bruders are hiding under bed hugging their nonas , not even dare to travel in the same bus to work.
            Here is the eyewitness report about Katunayaka airport attack.
            …we saw SL security forces were running like headless chickens….
            This is just an example.

            YES WHEN YOU FOLLOW “TIME MACHINE” CALLED ISULAM IT WILL TAKE YOU TO 4TH CENTURY ..this is why you need 4 witnes for rape case and can marry even 12 years old girls.

            During Bangladesh liberation Pakistan Military went to the University hostels in Bangladesh and raped girls and many jumped from upstair and committed suicide.
            Hearing this in Karachi women joked our military is giving beautiful babies to monkey look Bengalies .

            This is your ISULAM.

            Cheers

            Cheers

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              cholan

              IF person engages in domestic terrorism if they do an act “dangerous punish them , the happenings at katunayake or any where why destroy the innocents shops at kandy or a nuwara eliya

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          ” 1.5 Million Tamils are living in Myanmar”
          That is even more than in the N&E of Sri Lanka today!
          (It was 600,000 in the 1930s. Now around 500,000)

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            @SJ

            You are correct.

            Here Tamil population diminish because of communal violence since 1956 and again big migration after 1983.

            In Myanmar Tamils are living since the 18th century and except small quantity, they have not migrated today most are farmers living in their villages with kith and kin.

            Till 1962 military coup there were many Tamil schools there.

            This is why even during 60 s there were 3 Tamil Daily newspapers.

            Contribution for Tamil language and culture by Mususlim Tamils in Burma was high.

            Total Sri Lanka Tamil population is much higher than your numbers.

            Cheers

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      “If Isulam is such a good religion why unstoppable blood bath today in M.E?”

      The bloodbath in the ME is not because of the religion. It is because of the greedy human-being and the resourcefulness of the area. If you dig deeper, you will find Muslims, non-Muslims and some powerful nations behind the scenes of these bloodbaths. Profits of oil, gas and arms selling are all involved.

      In a third world, you preach Peace for years, you will hardly earn a very few supporters and followers. You incite religious racism, you will easily earn thousands of followers and supporters over a night. This is how the laypeople and the gullible are manipulated for someone’s own agenda. These so said someone is not really a racist, but a selfish and an opportunist using the right technique

      Why would a Muslim politician support destruction of your Kovil? Out of love for his religion or the Muslim people?

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        Before the arrival of Time Machine there were Hindus.Jews.and Christians lived in Mecca and Medina also in many parts of so called Saudi Arabia today.
        There was a flourished
        culture in Arab world there were philosophers..scientists
        Artists .
        Blood bath started from the day of the invention of Time machine.There was no oil or minerals then.
        Bagdad and Damascus were so civilized cities before the arrival of Isulam.

        Next to Israel largest Jews are living in Iran .even there are Jewish MPs…and Jews are free to travel to Israel …while if there is Israel immigration stamp in the passport many Arab countries refused to issue visa.

        Judaism is 3000 years old but Isulam with 1600 years
        Is scared about its existence.
        Cheers

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          Cholan

          Is scared about its existence

          President trump first visit after he became president is sauid arabia

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            @rhb

            He He He
            Do you know why U S President visited Saudi Arabia ?
            It is not to pay respect but to finalise an arms deal.
            Arabs are the stupid people who buy expensive arms manufactured by infidels pity they don`t know how to use this but west got the money.
            Afghanistan,Iraq,Syria war was to test the latest weapons by west remember this.

            During 60s when then North Yemen military jets started to bomb Saudi villages
            King Faisal never went to pray at Mecca but he flew immedieatly to meet J.F.Kennedy
            knowing very well his GOD is unable to save his land. After this visit US BOMBERS flew over Saudi Arabia else today this will a part of Yemen.

            When Saddam entered Kuwait again Saudi King consulted Ulammah living in stone age finally allowed US FORCES to land in Saudi Arabia else Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are a part of Iraq today.

            In this modern world you can`t save your country with green flags,camels and swords your Arab bruders know this very well this is why there are U S bases in Djoubiti Kuwait,Bahrain and Qatar.

            No Haram????

            This show that your GOD is unable to save his followers.

            The reality is without US , Saudi Arabia will not there even for two weeks.

            Cheers

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              Cholan,

              What is your problem with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries? I guess you don’t like them giving Sri Lankans job opportunities and keep the economy running? If you have a problem with SL Muslims for supporting Sinhalese, you should be blaming them, not unrelated countries.

              We supported Sinhalese and Muslims will continue to support the Sinhalese and always take Sinhalese side when it comes to a choice between Tamils and Sinhalese regardless of whatever conflicts our 2 communities have. Reason is very clear, if there is a racist among Sinhalese to attack Muslims, there will always be 2 moderate Sinhalese to talk some sense. But among Tamils, there won’t be those 2 good guys who will be supporting the suppressed – This was very evident during LTTE times.

              Plus, we don’t need this country split and we will never support a community that discriminates its own people due to casteism. Logically, how can you even fight for separatism showing faked history and alleged discrimination from Sinhalese? After all, you were not present in SL before the Dutch brought you here for tobacco farming from Tamil Nadu. The Dutch brought few Vellarlars and many low castes Tamils from TN, yet now you claim that you all are Vellarlars and say that you had a history tracing back to 2500 years – We can’t be partners to fakers, sorry

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                Muslims dont want to split the country because they want to colonize all of it.

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                  Not Muslims, it is RSS’ AKHAND BHARAT map that includes Sri Lanka – meaning Sri Lankan will be part of Hindustan one day as per the planning.

                  Sive Sena is officially here in SL and running an office in Jaffna organized by a Jaffna Tamil. When Tamil Nadu Tamils go against RSS ideology, why Jaffna Tamils want to embrace RSS?

                  It is time Sinhalese have to be more worried about Tamils than Muslims.

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                @ghk

                Dutch brought Tamil from India he he he ????
                Do they tell this story during Friday prayers?
                Here we are talking about ISULAM so it is important to give examples to explain to guys like you who are in the dark caves.
                Isulam taught your people to kill each other? destroy temples? begging for asylum in the infideal west?
                As explained by PM of Malaysia Dr.Mahathir Mohamad KUTTY ( converted Tamil Hindu) Isulam today is being misunderstood by followers.
                Muslims are scared for their own shadow because of weak faith.
                You are welcome to support to your Sinhalese bruders and enjoy their hammering time to time like in Ampara,Kandy,Aluthgama .
                Mususlims all over the world have got casts among themselves DON`T FOOL OTHERS.
                Arabs treat Asian Musulims as shits including you but you try to show them you are also Arab and Good Musulims . Pity

                Cheers
                Cheers

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        Who said a religion is good? The good, the bad and the ugly depends on how it is practiced.

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      Cholan says Ever heard a non-Muslim attacked or destroyed Mosques in this country?
      Has he not heard of his Chola brothers of allegedly “lower caste” who were brought from Malabara and later called themselves the “Ceylon Tamils” morphed a group known as the LTTE, still supported by C. Wigneswaran, and even Sampanthan.

      Has Cholan not heard of the Kathankuddy murders, destruction of mosques by the Tamil zealots, ethnic cleansing of the Muslims from Jaffna? Does Cholan know that Jaffna had a majority population of Muslims during 1800-1830, and indeed when Ceylon became a British crown colony? Read Captain Percival’s account of Jaffna, 1800-1820. Learn the basic facts about the Malabars. The Jaffna MUslims are now homeless refugees, and their return is prevented by Tamil zealots, and never mentioned by the NPC administration.

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        He He He
        My toes are laughing about your history knowledge.
        There was no Malabar before the arrival of Europeans …there was Tamil sera kingdom

        There were no Musulims in N-E before the arrival of Portuguese..

        Tamils are living here since historical times .

        BTW why you Musulims talk Tamil at home but became spy for Sinhalese cardboard army?

        There is no place for traitors lived among Tamils and earn because of Tamils.

        Tell me why the hell your bruders called for 6th prayer in the midnight in Katankudy mosques inviting followers to come with weapons to attack neighbouring Tamil villages.
        LTTE warned many times not to do this do you know?
        Show where Mosques in Tamil areas destroyed…Even today there are Mosques in 100% Tamil areas.
        But dozens of Hindu temples were destroyed in th East by your Thoppi bruders and still continue.
        Finally musulims in SL were once Hindu Tamils and in the east there are castes among your bruders.
        Do you know why?
        Cheers

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          Cholan,

          Your screen name suggests that you might or might not be a Vellalar descended however from Thanjvur, Tamil Nadu. A wide range of different lower castes claim Vellalar ancestry today despite the fact Vellarlar itself is not the higher caste.

          Vellarlars and the other lower castes were brought in by large numbers by the Dutch to work on agriculture and plantation since Vellarlars are agriculturists by caste system. So it is like fewer Vellarlars and many lower than Vellarlar castes brought in by the Dutch, however now all of them claim to be Vellarlars – We don’t know who is what in real. This is how the caste Vellarlar is widespread in SL.

          So, your history in SL starts with colonial masters arrival. Even Mr. Anandasangaree agrees that.

          You said, “There is no place for traitors lived among Tamils and earn because of Tamils”

          The real reason is Vishwa Hindu Parishad or VHP that was/is fighting to destroy Muslims and Christians having links with LTTE at the time. They tried to use LTTE to wipe Muslims out.

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    Is Kandy Forum an offshoot of Friday Forum? An explanaiton is required

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    I see a ton of professors and drs. Who are they this Kandy Forum? This is the first time I’ve heard

    (hope they are not Mervyn De Silva former MP type professors/drs)

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      Dunker,

      They are the only people with reason among the Muslims. Others are like sheep, just blindly follow the Ulama, Imams, ACJU and the Wahhabi-Salafis.

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      These Prof & Docs are all with Isulamic studies with zero modern knowledge still living in 4th century mentality.
      Probably they receive money from Saudies bedouins.
      Cheers

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    Friday Forum is the best forum Sri Lanka ever have had. Please please we do not want any more

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    I live in Kandy.

    Is Kandy forum open to Muslims only?

    Then that is discrimination unless name it as Kandy Muslim Forum

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      mrs thenabadu,

      You sound like happy being found a subject to hold a placard and protest

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    Kandy Forum – A belated wisdom!

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      Late is better than never

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    In Kandy forum all are Muslims (according to names); a rare situation & that reflects how non-racial the country is.

    But what’s sad is, in case all the office bearers/members are Sinhala; there’d be an uproar to cite it as racial.

    Well, just condemning won’t do, we want to see more active & practical participation to end such anti-social behavior of anybody.

    Kandy forum should condemn MMDA, polygamy, male dominance in Muslim community & failure of Muslims to present more active, fashionable, friendly women to be hand in hand with non-Muslims to the society.

    Further they should condemn Muslim traders selling women’s fashionable items but not allowing their women to wear them in public.

    If it’s banned for consumption it must be banned to sell too.

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      Real Revolutionist, you think the Kandy forum is going to replace the SL govt? Supply on demand is the fundamental concept in a business as I understand?

      You forgot to say that Kandy Forum should dictate how many times a Muslim husband should couple with his wife.. “Revolutionary brain” on public display…

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      Real Revolutionist

      Having liquor in is bad, why they sell liquor

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        rbh

        Looking for excuses after violating women’s rights

        There’s a wide gap between fashion & liquor.

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          Real Revolutionist

          Fashion destroys nothing Liquor destroys families after drunk he does not know where his approaching

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            rbh

            There you are

            Muslim women complain that when they dress in fashionables, their stupid men put a black wrapper over it.

            Shamelessness.

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              Real Revolutionist

              Full Covering better than half covering some buddhist women also like it.
              Also the nuns shaving there hair. and different colour wrappers.

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                Buddhist women don’t cover full because their men aren’t mad.

                There’s a difference between women & nuns.

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                  Real Revolutionist

                  Why a six year boy is taken to be a monk who decides his career.

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              Real Revolutionist,

              “Muslim women complain that when they dress in fashionables, their stupid men put a black wrapper over it”

              So, get a permission from husbands of those complaining women, pull that black Abaya and see their fashionables. They will be happy and you will be happy and problem solved. Why waste all of our time for this silly thing? He..he

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                ghk,

                Seek permission from stupid?

                Needn’t be hurry, time is fast approaching

                Wise women still taking pity on them. they’ll blast one day without anybody’s help.

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                  ghk,

                  “Wise women still taking pity on them. they’ll blast one day without anybody’s help”

                  Let them blast my friend, I will also enjoy along with you. Problem is whether they are Sinhalese, Tamils or Muslims they all look the same, boring stuff

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    There are 1.5 Million Tamils are living in Myanmar…over 1000 Hindu Temples…Many villages with Tamil names .
    Tamils have no problem in Myanmar.
    Why Rohingya Muslims facing
    This tragedy ?
    It is because of Isulam and a Joke called Jihad fanned by their Buk
    .In Isulam one can manipulate verses according to their..needs.So this is the result.
    This Time Machine takes followers back to 4th century.
    Cheers

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      “There are 1.5 Million Tamils are living in Myanmar…over 1000 Hindu Temples”

      Really? Prove it by citing Official sources. No Propaganda sources please,

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        @Muhandiram

        Go and visit Myanmar you can see yourself even today jewellery business, restaurants ,construction all by Tamils .there are many Tamil millionaires.
        There are many villages with Tamil names
        They celebrate Tamil festivels with Kummi,Kollattam,and Jalli Kattu with bulls even today.

        FYI during 2nd world war 80% Rangoon population were Tamils indeed first oil exploration in Asia was made in Burma not in M.E by one Tamil industrialist called Thiyagaraja Chettiar who was shot and killed during anti foreigners riots.
        Even today prime lands in Yangoon are owned by Tamils or Kovils.

        Till 1962 military coup in Burma there were 3 Tamil daily news papers.

        1.Thondan

        2.Rasika Ranjani

        3.Cinema Times

        Then majority of doctors and lawyers and businessmen in Burma were Tamils.

        During Japanese occupation and after military coup by Gen.Newin many Tamils left Burma the current population of Tamil is 1,5 million .

        The lake side Villa where Aung San Suu Kyi lives today then belonged to a Tamil businessman taken by military government and gifted to her becaues here father was ex-PM.

        I am not writing Mahavamsa comic book stories .

        Cheers

        Cheers

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          Cholan

          Did you go to Mayanmar and did a headcount of the Tamils there to come up with that figure of 1.5 millions and 1000 Hindu temples? Or did you pluck these numbers from air? If you have NO source to prove the numbers, just say so instead of telling Stories. My guess is that those whom you call Tamils are NOT Tamils but Indians of many linguistic origins including Tamil.

          You are right about Oil exploration taking place in Burma before the Middle East. But it was NOT started by the Tamil Chettiar you named but by the Burmese in the 18th century, L O N G before the Chettiar was even born.

          No point asking you to prove the numbers you have given about the Tamils and Hindu Temples in Burma because I am sure they are all coming from your very Fertile Imagination.

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            @Muhandiram
            You live in a dark cave so how can you understand this.
            A person who talks in Tamil at home is a TAMIL. it is not the question from where they originate.
            What I have said is true Burma was rich but Burmese were poor even today, once vast paddy fields belonged to Tamils as well as many many industries, Chettiars were running the show.
            Your thinking power is limited because of your sect.
            Oil exploration was started in Burma after it was unified by British at that time industry was in the hands of Tamils after the military coup in 1962 except places of worships all were nationalized including Tamil school buildings this is why Tamil emigrated.
            There are many organizations in Burma and statistics department contact then they will give you the details.
            FYI
            The first Tamil Daily in Burma was started by CHOLIA MUSULIMS ( descendants of Cholas) 140 years ago.
            The Hong Kong Tamil Sangam and Tamil School were started by Yunus Bhai who died at 84 two years ago Yunus Bhai was born and bred in Burma later migrated to Hong Kong.
            Even in BANGKOK there is a TAMIL MUSULIM MOSQUE and even they run Tamil school your guys think something wrong with them He He He ,this is because these Mussulims have Tamil DNA.
            BTW what you think about the above said Burmese Musulims who called themselves Tamils?
            Not only in Rangoon but also in many towns in Burma there are huge temples many OVER 100s years old.
            Go to Burma and visit cities and villages then count the head of Tamils if you want.
            like you count the heads at Mosque.
            Even in this cursed country, there were no 3 Tamil dailies during 60s but in Burma they had.

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    RSS

    You keep repeating that ethnically Muslims are Tamils because they speak Tamil. From where did you this crazy idea? My children read, write and speak English. They can also speak Sinhalese and Tamil but cannot read or write either language. Do they become English, ethnically, according to your warped theory? Would any English country, whether Britain, US, Australia or New Zeland accept them as English? But nobody, EXCEPT you of course, will object to their calling themselves Muslims.

    Now, here is the definition of “ethnic group” from Dictionary.com.

    “a social group that shares a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like”

    Can you see that it is not just Language but Religion also determines ethnicity and Muslims are Perfectly Right in opting for the Muslim ethnicity.

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      Those who speak in Tamil at home are Tamils.Full stop.
      There are Christians here speak Tamil / Sinhalese at home BUT
      Musulims speak only Tamil because they are converted Hindu Tamils .
      Cheers

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        My children speak English at home. I know that there are many other children who also speak English at home. What are they? English?

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          you answered your own question. Your children, you and all others who speak (even) English at home are either Tamils or Sinhalese. Thank you.

          You can change your language of choice, and you cannot change your DNA, especially you cannot decide your mother’s womb.

          Even the Sinahalese cannoty disown their mother’s womb, despite all comic stories of being formed from Lion’s sperm, Aryan, book named Mahavamasa etc and all layers upon layers of concoction about Puththar etc.

          Their mother is starkly reminding them not to mess with mother.

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            KA, exactly. If your mother tongue is Tamils, culture is Tamils’ of India, population did not grow more than 11 percent throughout history, it is obvious that you people were brought in by the colonial masters from Tamil Nadu for tobacco farming.

            Sinhalese have their own culture, literature and arts – for you, all these are borrowed from Tamil Nadu

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            KA;
            When did DNA prove your Ethnicity or Nationality? Test your DNA and you will discover that WE All refer back to an Origin in Africa!

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          @Muhandiram

          Few exception will not hide the truth.

          Before the arrival of British here what language your parents and grand-parents talked at home.?

          What language your wife talk with her children.?

          Cheers

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            Cholan

            The Truth is that you and your likes Don’t Know or Don’t Care about the meaning of ethnicity and want to push your own NARROW and IDIOTIC idea about it ONLY to Vilify and Malign the Muslims.

            In an earlier post, I reproduced the definition of the word ethnicity according to Dictionary.com. I reproduce it again

            “an ethnic group; a social group that shares a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like”

            Is it so difficult for you to understand that Language is only one factor that determines ethnicity along with culture and religion?
            The Sri Lankan Muslims have chosen Religion which is PERFECTLY in order. But, your Polluted and Vicious mind will NOT accept that.

            Is it not the Right of the Muslims to choose their ethnicity? Who are you to tell us what our ethnicity should be? You want to deny our Right and impose your will on us while you are still Screaming against the Sinhalese accusing them of denying your Rights and imposing their will on you. What an incorrigible bunch of.Shameless Hypocrites you Thamil Racists are. Get lost, you Thamil Veriyan.

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              @ Muhandiram

              Musulims in Tamil Nadu called identify themselves as Tamils ..they dress,eat,even wear flowers on hair.
              Even in Indonesai Musulims visit nearest Hindu Temples.
              You are musulim because of your sect but ethinically you are a Tamil …why the hell your women wear saree, Thali, do you know?
              Even in Maldives till 70s women wore Saree all changed after Gayoon returned from Eqypt with Islamic studies.
              Christian Tamils here are not a ethnic group why the hell you after speaking Tamil?
              Dont try to show your Arab masters that you are also Musulims like them, but Arab treat Asian Musulims as SHITS knowing well these people came from Hindu backround.

              Cheers

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        Burmese who speak Thamil at home are Thamils. But Thamilans who speak Burmese at home are still Thamilans. Great Thamil/Cholan logic

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          @ Muhandiram

          Pity your all still living in 4th century mind set this is 21st century with internet world .
          Your sect not allow you to understand even the earth is round,
          This is why today after reading about other religions in internet Arab teenagers are running to west to enjoy freedom.
          People who are born and bread in Burma are called Burmese.
          There Burma people speak Burmese language at home and Tamils as well as Musulims from South India speak Tamil at home.
          Yusuf Bhai who started Hong Kong Tamil Sangam born & bread in Burma was very fluent in Tamil Literature and Hindu religion and he could talk for hours without any note even can chant HINDU RELIGIOUS VERSES.
          In Burma when there is a Kovil festivel they send the first pooja material to the Musulim ELDERS live near temple same during Deepaavali and Pongal.
          Here your bruders detroy Hindu temples .
          May be Musulims in Burma read different COLY BUK.
          How can you understand the world if you are staying throughout your life in Slave Island lanes?
          Cheers

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      @ Muhandiram

      I have a simple question.

      What is your MOTHER TONGUE?

      Cheers

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        My mother tongue has NOTHING to do with what we are discussing. Stick to the subject

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          Whatever you or your children now speak at home or outside is also irrelevant , to the origin of the Sri Lankan Muslims, other than the Malays and the Gujarati origin Borah is South Indian Tamil , period. There may be some Arab in a few 100 families but this is miniscule and does not come into the equation, basically the Sri Lankan Muslims are immigrant Indian Tamil largely low caste Hindu converts to Islam and not of Arab Moor or any other descent. What you now speak or in which language your children now study is irrelevant to your origin. You are just trying to muddy the discussions and topics with all sorts of stupid arguments. many blacks now speak English as their mother tongue , this does not mean they are white Anglo Saxons. Similarly you can speak any language but the origin of Sri Lankan Muslims is from South India and racially they are Dravidian Tamil with a dash of Arab in a few. You will not become Chinese just because you hat flippers decide to speak in Chinese tomorrow. Now shut up you hat flipper

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      If your people are not tamil then why are you all speaking tamil at home? If you are implying that it was an adaptation to migrating to Sri Lanka, then you are basically going against Sinhala historic narrative and saying Sri Lanka was originally a tamil speaking land.

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    Kandy forum should work among muslims to cut down or stop the fanaticism and to promote tolerance. DEfinitely muslims and buddhists are the targets every where in Asia. Two countries are Sri lanka and Myanmar. Thailand also had the same problem. But they saved themselves thanks to something else.

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    Kandy forum,
    What about the actions of Governor Hisbullah? Was he not instrumental for the demolition of a Hindu temple where he had constructed a market? Why can’t you all take actions against some Muslim Ministers having links with the ISIS? It is said that 82 Muslim youths had participated in the war with the ISIS and so far three have been reported dead. We will appreciate if you could advise these Muslim Ministers properly. Hisbullah was a notorious character when it was reported in the news that he was monitoring the activities in the US Embassy. What was Hisbullah’s advise when some Muslim youths climbed on the roof of a Buddhist Vihara at the hold land of Anuradhapura?

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      Hisbollah did NOT, Repeat did NOT, demolish any Hindu Kovil anywhere. All he did was to construct a market in a land belonging to a Hindu temple.

      “some Muslim Ministers having links with the ISIS?” Can you name the Ministers? I am Sure you can’t

      Hisbollah “monitoring the activities in the US Embassy”????? Whose or what activities was he “monitoring”???

      No Muslim youths “climbed on the roof of a Buddhist Vihara” either at Anuradhapura or anywhere else.

      Either you are a CLUELESS Tamil or, a Muslim Hater like some other Tamil Racists who use the CT to Manufacture Lies and Spread Rumours against Muslims in this country whose Crime is to Stand Steadfastly against Separatism and Division of the country sponsored by the Tamil Terrorists like the LTTE. You guys will NEVER forgive the Muslims for thwarting your Evil Designs to Divide the country. You now want to take Revenge against the Muslims but, you are Sure to FAIL, you Dumb Racists.

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        Only thing Dumb fanatical and lying is you and no one else. Low caste Tamil Dravidian immigrant from South India , now turned into a fake Arab Wahhabi fanatic , denying all the nasty evil fanatical activities, that you evil converted low castes did against the island’s Tamils in the name of Islam and fake Arab origin. You low caste turncoats joined the Sinhalese in their genocidal dance , with the sole aim of trying to steal Tamil lands to create an ISIS style Wahhabi homeland , for you low caste refugee burghers , from South India, that will be a future headache to the entire region. Tamils are indigenous to the island and have every right to fight for their language culture and land from state sponsored Sinhalese oppression . They also have to right to self determine . and no one can take it away from them. On the contrary you low caste fake Arab Hindu convert , refugee burghers from South Indian who came begging to the Tamil east and north for refuge have no right to anything but are trying to steal our lands with the help of the Sinhalese racists and funds obtained from certain countries. You are not patriotic but a bunch of low life, Arab worshipping selfish opportunistic hat flippers.

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        If Muslims in Sri Lanka were patriotic and against division as you claim , you would have joined with your fellow non Muslim Tamil brothers and sisters and fought against state sponsored Sinhalese Buddhist and at times Christian racism and fascism against the island’s Tamils . That caused this divisionHowever you did not from the word go, for petty benefits and power the island’s Muslims not only denied their actual Tamil origin but worse joined with the Sinhalese establishment, all Sri Lankan governments from the time of independence to deny the island’s Tamils their just and legitimate rights , worse committed genocide and large scale ethnic cleansing on them , that is still happening in the east. It was a Muslim minister who introduced standardisation of marks for higher education , to deliberately disadvantage and deny Tamil students/youth higher education and employment that was the root cause of the Tamil uprising. Muslim politicians and ministers connived with Sinhalese ministers and arranged Muslim thugs and hooligans to rape women, kill Tamil people and burn loot and destroy Tamil homes and properties in the south and in the east. In the east Muslim home guards not only killed and raped Tamils, destroyed Tamil properties but even burnt and destroyed many Hindu temples. This is the behaviour of a nasty opportunistic selfish turncoat immigrant community that was waiting for a chance steal and assert themselves in their new homeland , at the expense of the indigenous Tamils.

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          @RSSS and Rohan,

          “If Muslims in Sri Lanka were patriotic and against division as you claim , you would have joined with your fellow non Muslim Tamil brothers and sisters and fought “

          Ever in history Muslims got together with Tamils in fighting against Sinhalese or Christians? Answer is obvious and you should scroll up a bit and see the reason I said few days back.

          “It was a Muslim minister who introduced standardisation of marks for higher education , to deliberately disadvantage and deny Tamil students/youth higher education and employment that was the root cause of the Tamil uprising”

          When Jaffna as a district enjoyed the uni entry more than five-times its proportional to the population, this is the system that distributed the facility among other poorly facilitated Tamils districts in the north, east and even in up-country’s poor Tamils. It is your casteism mentality that thinks that only Jaffna should have the educated, and the rest be slaves for you regardless they too are Tamils or not. And if it is what you call it “your legitimate right”, there can’t be worse selfish people than you.

          How can you call it Tamil-uprising when it is not for all Tamils but for selected Tamils? You call Sinhalese the low caste converts, then the Muslims the low caste converts

          Did the Dutch pick some high caste in Tamil Nadu and transported here to do the tobacco farming for you to claim you are high caste? Since Muslims don’t care about castes, we don’t dig into the details of these, otherwise we can show over 90% of north are low caste originated in TN, and faking around history and the caste.

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        contd: he Eelam Tamils are native to the island and the north and east is their ancient lands, this is why they fought for their land, religion language and culture , when the Sinhalese state was destroying it, just like a mother will fight for the life of her child when it is endangered. Like a mother who will endanger herself for her child the Eelam Tamils suffered immensely to safeguard their land. An immigrant opportunistic selfish turncoat people like you will never understand this love we have for our land and soil , as this is not yours , so does not matter what the Sinhalese will do it. Just like the fake mother in King Solomon’s tale. Under guise of patriotism all you want is opportunistically steal our land by joining the Sinhalese racists and obtain some crumbs. Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels and this is what you Sri Lankan Muslims are.

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    Real Revolutionist / February 3, 2019,

    “Not only Sinhala Buddhists but also Tamils, Muslims etc. probably vote for MR”

    When the mean IQ of the Paras, Para-Sinhala, Para-Tamils and Para-Muslims is 79, there is plenty below IQ 79, to vote for MaRa MaRa ChaTu MaRa AmaNa MaRa HoRa MaRa DhushaNa MaRa.

    But the majority are Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhists” with a sprinkling of other idiots.

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    Jim the DIMWIT is back! Learn to count moron. SL, Myanmar and Thailand makes it three countries and not two. Every ethnic issues is politicized. Where is the turmoil in Singapore or Malaysia or Vietnam now? The suppression of Uighur in China is also politicized by the communist party. Indonesia is the most populated Muslim country that is home to the Borobudur, the biggest and one of the oldest Mahayana monuments. Other ancient temples and artifacts are scattered around a vastly spread atolls around Borneo, Bali and Timur. Most of these scenic attractions are not promoted as tourist destinations because most of the local populations are conservative Muslims that don’t want modernity to ruin their centuries old life style. These Muslims have protected these sites over the centuries as they know their value as being part of their own identity and heritage. Even the tragic destruction of the Bamiyan Buddha statues in Afghanistan could have been prevented under the Taliban had the West not politicized this issue by funding the preservation of the statues and continued with archeological digs in the area. The Taliban insisted to the West to re-direct the funding to aid social welfare of Afghan children that were suffering, starved and malnourished due to regional conflicts and sanctions. The Taliban under Mullar Omar and Rahmatulah insisted and argued their case to the West when their delegation met in Washington. One of the many Taliban demands was to stop funding projects that were made of statues, clay and rubble over humanitarian needs and priorities such as food, shelter, infra structure and social development. It is after the West denied the Taliban demands is when that leadership ordered the wanton demolition and desecration. Shut the f up Jimmy if you ignorant racist pig have nothing better to say.

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    It could be dirty politics.

    So no point this forum put its nose on this matter …

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    Kandy is the most venerable place for Buddhists. Kandy is the spiritual capital of Buddhists, other is Anuradhapura. Muslims by forming a forum using Kandy is causing a great insult to Buddhists unless they open up the door to everyone.

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      They should call it Kandy Muslim Forum, open to Muslims who can think and use reason. Then everybody understands that there are Muslims with reason who condemn the actions of the Devil Follong Wahhabi-Salafis who destroyed the Buddha statues, saying that is idolatry.

      These Muslims with reason, also undersnd that going round a building 7 times, kissing a stone, just like in pre-Islamic idolatry Times, is also idolatry, if reason is used.

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    Today I went to 163, S W R D Bandaranayeka Mawatha, Kandy. My god, what a highly fortified fortress is it with cameras and alsation dogs aliike. surely a mansion belonging to one of those top professors of the forum? what could be happenning inside? If it is real reconcilliation, why not the gates be open to us – buddhist commoners?

    I am a Peradeniya pass out.

    why friday forum has gone into such a huge silence? We are up for reconcillation too lads.

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      Saudi Money will make wonders Kattankudy is already a mini-Saudi Arabia guys there in Arab dress talk in their mother tongue Tamil.Really funny .

      Saudi money already destroyed the fabric of society in Maldives,Malaysia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia.where Bedouins are trying to spread Wahabism with cash.

      BTW dog is haram according to Scientist but in ex-Soviet Union states ( Azerbaijan,Tajikistan,Kirigistan,Kazakistan )dogs are favourite pets at Musulim homes.
      May be these people are not true Musulims .

      Cheers

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      Mannish,

      The reason they are like a fortress is probably because they are in the crooss eyes of the Satan following Wahhab-Salafis and their clones who carried out the Buddha image destruction.

      The Kandy Forum is not supporting the Wahhabi-Salafis,
      And they need support and protection.See the Buddha Statues were not protected.

      One thing Wahhab-Dalagies are tight about us that stone and dirt statues cannot do anything hot you. It is all in the belief. After all the Wahhab-Dalafies ho around a cubic stone building 7 times, and kiss a trick. Same idea – BELIEF.

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    We need RETRAINING of our security (defence) forces including the POLICE
    —-Not to carry out illegal orders from our corrupt Politicians
    —- Not turn BLIND EYE when religious Fundamentalists (Thugs ROBED or not) goes vile and damage the Sri Lankan’s image
    —- Ethnic or Religious STIRRING by our politicians should be nipped in the bud by them
    —- Learn not to Torture/kidnap/Murder/Rape the innocents

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    Forum is immaterial. All are muslims. Their main aim is to destroy other religion together with their worshipers to get whole world adhere to their so called almighty Allah. if you go through their basic religious literature or so called their god Allah’s revelation Koran anybody can find it out. Until such time to get powers to destroy the other religions & their worshippers Muslims are advised to maintain low profile. That is what this so called Kandy forum doing.Whole world know it very well.Muslims just doing test run it seems to see Buddhists response I suppose. Islam is not a suitable religion for societies like ours. It suit countries like saudi Arabia only. islam should be banned here. Those who want to continue with worshipping Islam should be sent back to places where they came here. That is the only solution any responsible government can go for. To do that none believers should start crippling sound economic strength muslims have. Boycott all muslim business. Only that way we can find solution to this menace. Otherwise there will be yet another war like Elam war. As All middle-east Islamic countries may help them.

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    Press release: Kandy Forum is …….concerned about……..damaging the Lord Buddha’s statues at the Mawanalla areas allegedly done by some misguided Muslim youths who, we believe, if it is so, do not have proper understanding of Islam………
    One is left with the impression that Kandy Forum here is tacitly accepting that the vandals were Muslim youths, in spite of the “if it is so” proviso.
    Is the Kandy Forum ruling out the possibility of an agent provocateur hand in it? Muslim youths are as easy to entice as others.
    .
    Why is the Kandy Forum promoting only Islam as a religion of peace? The Kandy Forum is patronisingly patronising in the press release.
    The following takes the cake ~ “…….allegedly done by some misguided Muslim youths who…….do not have proper understanding of Islam and the serious consequences of their action…….”.
    .
    Has the Kandy Forum ever lifted a finger regarding the genocide of Rohingyas by the Burmese Junta and the part played by Aung San Suu Kyi?
    One may say “Kandy Forum is condescendingly condescending”.

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    Hat’s off to Kandy forum for denouncing terror attacks on Buddhist shrines. Buddhist organisations did not have guts but the Kandy forum

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    Kandy forum should realize that there was no Tamil ISIS or even LTTE that time. Forming a forum or a forum popping out of blue sky to protect Kandy Muslims is not a religious reconciliation for entire country and for all other minority religions. Kandy forum may be nervous but if Kathankuddy Forum is not ready to be prepared to budge for religious reconciliation it will not be achieved. Had they named them as Kathankuddy Forum, probably some change in the opinion might be there (I don’t know that for sure). But now, many comments are refusing to accept the honest intention of this statement, whether there is one is or not.
    A cunning statement, carefully worded, by a few wealthy educated to protect their interests in a town where Muslims are sparsely populated cannot invoke in the minds of Muslims and as well as other’s mind the religious harmony.

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    What Muslim forum trying to avoid in Kandy is the matter Tamils tried to avoid all over in the country from 1958. From the time of MMDA through to standardization, 2009 Mullivaaikkaal to Hezbollah appointment in East, Sinhala rulers and society’s expectation was Muslims would be working as their mercenaries on the war against Tamils. Accepting Non secular constitution by Muslim Politicians for shortsighted opportunities and perks is not an ideology of a society advocate multicultural coexistence. This leaves a feeling few educated only asking time for Kandy to become Eastern Province. If Kandy forum is honest in asking co-existence, they would have opposed Hezbollah’s appoint to East, which, appointing an anti-Tamil Muslim Extremist, intention is making East as Muslim dominant province, artificially. This sounds like Kandy forum has speared it from all other Muslims and telling for the government formed in Lankawe need not to protect the Middle East funded Muslims area but only other area Muslims.
    If Muslims and Sinhalese have learned from 1915 and had followed the path of Ramanathan, the fear of ISIS invading into Lankawe and forcing Sinhala Buddhist Army and rowdies destroying the newly build up Muslims’ fortune would not have risen.

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    Islam,is not a religion of peace,instead it is a religion of violence.These ignorant muslim youths are misguided by the teaching in the quran.There are many verses in the quran to instigate muslims against the non believers. The following verses are a few. 1)quran 8.12,I shall terrorize the infidels,so strike off their heads,strike off the very tips of their fingers because they oppose allah(the false god),2)In truth the unbelievers are your enemy (QURAN 4.10), Islam permits muslims, to lie and deceive non muslims,in order to advance islam in the land of non muslims. (taqiyya),this what is happening in Srilanka.

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      Mohommadean is the initial peaceful islam. Even todate it is like that, Sunni which the Sri Lanka has is now has begun to be violent after adulteration by saudi arabian Clerics starting to preach here in Sri Lanka. So, start within muslims to address the problem

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    Batticaloa Sumanarathna Thero racially abusing muslims.
    You can hear what he says at 4:28 clearly:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNYsGww1l9w&fbclid=IwAR1hHsz3K-FgpD5ixI2oyshxeJfMJi6drq8n_OWBq6jUA8hO4b0sfiUmX50

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      John Silva,

      This is Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhism”, that is different from Buddhism, and follows Mara.

      It is like Wahhabi-Salafism, that follows the Devil Satan.

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    By reading the comments In leaned that except one or two all others use the comment space to sling mud on Muslims other than appreciating the statement. If these chauvinist or Jewish men and so-called Hindus could not accept the condemnation how come they promote peace in this country. It is true that majority of Tamils and Sinhalese are religious and ‘Good and Peace loving’ people. We all have come from India or other and share the common land- Sri Lanka. If some body ask a Muslim to go their country -again they will remain in Beruwala, Kandy, Kegalle, Colombo,Puttam, Mannar or Galle because that is where they were born largely from Sinhala mothers. Precisely Sri Lankan Muslims are Sinhala Muslims or Tamil Muslims. Arab Muslims or Pakistani Muslims in Sri Lanka are a few. Therefore, I hope all to bear peace of mind and try to live together harmoniously in this great country -Sri Lanka.

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    Kandy Forum is much better than Friday Forum. Kandy Forum has guts to criticise. Friday Forum are NGO kaakkos.

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