17 September, 2019

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Looking Beyond: Muslim ‘Accountability’, Govt’s Culpability & Geopolitics

By Mohamed Harees

Lukman Harees

Among the most positive developments, worthy of admiration, in the aftermath of this despicable tragedy, are the level of maturity of our people, timely interventions by the authorities to maintain peace, as well as the exemplary leadership provided by Rev. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith. They contributed significantly towards averting a major bloodbath as well as maintaining law and order. However, what is most disconcerting has been the sensationalism by some sections of the Media, as well as hate peddling promoted by political and social media warriors, to rekindle racist fires designed to re-create communal tensions and disturbances targeting the Muslims. This is a time where those affected by this unspeakable catastrophe needs consolation and support to overcome this unbearable trauma and therefore adding fuel to fire by these irresponsible elements will have explosive consequences. It is also a fact that the whole Muslim community too, has been going through the most stressful and the most challenging period in their known history, feeling ashamed, enraged and bewildered due to the vile actions of this fringe radical extremist terror group arising from among their ranks. It is therefore imperative that  Muslims should not be seen as part of the problem; rather as part of the solution to overcome this national tragedy. Taking them into confidence is a sine-qua-non in this context.

Even the fiercest of critics admit that the fringe group is only a minuscule decimal percentage among the Muslim community and already the community has realized the need to eliminate this cancer in the best interests of both theirs as well as the nation. To the Muslims, this radicalized group have brought shame on them and their religion and have polluted their credible track record of over 1000 years. No one therefore feel much more compelled to root out this menace than the mainstream Muslims themselves- hitherto a blind spot for them. Already they have started their mission which is well reflected in the level of roundups and detections. Even the bodies of those involved in this gravest crimes were not allowed into their graveyard. Further, the community also fell in line with any national imperatives including the ban on full face cover. What beggars belief however is, how the many leads and prior information given to the government and its’ intelligence agencies by some sections of the Muslim community and the ACJU about this violence prone NTJ group from time to time, were not taken seriously, which ultimately led to this avoidable tragedy. 

In this context, the Muslims of Sri Lanka should not be made to fall into the same fate as their co-religionists in the US as it happened after 09/11.There are some clear concerns. Firstly, there is media terrorism where many conspiracy theories about Muslims are being published without any verification, specially Sinhala media outlets such as Hiru and Derana, and even newspapers too. There is also no rationale for TV media teams to accompany the security forces on their combing out operations. There are many instances where TV outlets have been showing, the privacy of homes without any restrictions including those taken in and later released without charges, portraying them as culprits. Secondly, there seems to be lack of religious and cultural sensitivity on the part of the Police and armed forces when they were seen to enter places of worship for example not removing the shoes when entering the mosques, and dealing with the holy books, as well as for privacy when entering houses. Besides, there have been several reported arbitrary arrests too and lawyers are refusing to appear out of fear. Thirdly, it was a fact, that the Muslims during earlier communal violence in Aluthgama and Digana, were initially disarmed and under the cover of curfew, goons were allowed to attack the un-armed Muslims at will when the armed forces were watching. They perceive that this ‘disarming operation of individuals possessing minor weapons of self defence’ being only limited to Muslims ( I am not referring to large hauls of weapons found) has a similar devious plan in mind. Poratota incident is a case in point. Security forces should have this perception cleared and all individuals irrespective of nationality should be disarmed. Thus, failure to exercise caution and reassure Muslims or adopt double standards, will result in innocent Muslims becoming losing faith in the system who may then be targets of radical recruiters. These challenges were seen during Tiger time too, in winning the confidence of the community and it is foolhardy to ignore those lessons learnt. 

There are also calls for the Muslim community to assume collective guilt. These type of calls are usually heard, even in other parts of the world, whenever a racist, terror group or a terrorist with a Muslim name commits mass murder or a massacre. On the contrary, it is not the case, when a white supremacist commits a similar crime, most likely he will be called a psychopath or a lone wolfer. If an entire group is asked to assume collective blame for the actions of individuals, it makes it totally reasonable to exact revenge from any person from that group, and thus it will put all of them at risk . Further, calling for Muslims to assume collective guilt or shaming them will provoke defensiveness, not understanding. What is important for the people and the security forces to realize is that the mainstream Muslims are on the same page as the rest of the population when it comes to fighting this common evil of radicalism and terrorism. They should be viewed as equal partners in fighting this menace without the whole community being shown the red card. In fact, Muslims have been the biggest victims of the menace of Al Qaida and ISIS inspired terrorism. To them, religion of their victims is immaterial.  

In Sri Lanka too, Muslims have to pay a heavy price for standing up against terrorism. They refused to subscribe to the LTTE’s struggle for a Tamil Eelam, resulting in being driven from the North and subjected to many Tiger inflicted massacres in the East. Was the Tamil community then asked to assume collective responsibility? Or was the whole Sinhala community collectively blamed for what happened to the Tamils in 1983 and to the Muslims in Aluthgama or Digana, by State sponsored Sinhala goons?   In fact, attempts made to marginalize the Tamil community, pointing fingers at them for supporting the Tigers turned counter-productive in the long run , as that led to more recruits joining the Tiger’s Eelam cause. Therefore, if history is anything to go by, this type of marginalization and asking them to assume collective guilt is insane and foolhardy. Muslims have equal, if not more need to weed out this extremist and radical cancer which has brought shame and disrepute to their community. Therefore, more importantly , the Muslims should also not fall into the trap of defeatism or assume a victim mentality. They should take the lead to fight this cancer head-on.

Looking Beyond This Fringe Group:

What was very special about these radicalized suicide bombers were that they were  educated youth and  from well-to-do families, insanely brainwashed by a fiery lunatic cleric, which aspects confounded the investigators too. Certainly this needs further study as they needed high levels of motivation to do what they did. However, it is also necessary to understand that it is just simplistic to conclude that this fringe group however radicalized they may be, carried out this well-orchestrated suicide operations, on their own.  There are many other angles to explore. 

Question of Responsibility:  Why did it take two days for ISIS through an account on Telegram claiming to be “official IS” to send out a message to take responsibility for the attacks, compared to previous ones where they take instant responsibility? Or does this have a AQIS brand(Al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS) in the Indian Subcontinent)? Since ISIS claims to be behind the carnage, one has to ask searching questions about ISIS itself. How did ISIS emerge? Who is helping to sustain ISIS? Western analysts have proved that ISIS is a Western construct. Both ACJU and the collective of global Islamic scholars have clearly laid down that they are a distortion of Islam and represents a severance from the Islamic tradition of the past 14 centuries. They utilize Islam as a post hoc justification for extremist violence. Thus, demonising Muslims and Islam based on ISIS ideology is nonsense. In fact, Cardinal also stressed this point very strongly. He saw a greater international conspiracy.  

Looking out for explanations, Minister Ruwan Wijewardene stated that the attack was reportedly a revenge for Christ Church massacre in a mosque. But terrorism researchers have said the sophisticated nature of the attack and the equipment used would probably have required months of preparation, including target reconnaissance, recruiting of the suicide bombers and obtaining explosives and therefore this explanation is not plausible. Local journalist LD Mahindapala in an article to a local newspaper, analysing this tragedy, says ‘Both targets were selected to make global headlines in the Christian West. Any harm to the Christian worshippers inside churches in one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar and Western holiday-makers would instinctively tug the heart strings and the conscience of the West’. While there can be little disagreement about the “foreign hand” in the Easter Sunday bombings, the local political and criminal scene also demands close scrutiny. Saikiran Kannan, who specializes in open source investigations, tracking and analysing jihadists on social media, in an interview with The Diplomat, says “ignoring inputs from the country’s own Muslim population that said something was up. The Lankan security establishment just didn’t act. There can only be two explanations for this inaction. Either the Sri Lankan military and police didn’t know how to act on this input — which in Saikiran’s words is “rather hard to sell” — or elements in the country’s polity, including the defense and security establishments, wanted this to happen as a way of damaging the incumbent government’. Minister Senaratne also stressed this point referring to the involvement of the ‘Gotabhaya’ camp and the curious announcement about his candidature for Presidency in the aftermath.. Apart from these explanations, there are other angles too. Some analysts suggest  NATO/US conspiracy to create the necessary conditions to build a NATO base in Sri Lanka to counter the threat from the Chinese. Isn’t it obvious that many of the terror outfits we know today are linked to geopolitics and the pursuit of global dominance and power? Therefore, the plot thickens. When will the nation know?    

Then, there is the question of culpability of the Government in this regard, with President’s and PM’s versions at loggerheads? The public should across racial divides insist that the government answer for their negligence. In a CNBC TV interview  recently, Roman Scott of The Calamander Group said that the Sri Lankan government should be held criminally negligible for their failures. He stated three issues in this scenario: ‘Firstly, the government is “dysfunctional” and “the definition of fractious” ; secondly the government has been rolling back all the security apparatus the country had which was once deemed as of higher standards, and thirdly there is a lot of caution about not harassing a particular group; in this case the Muslims who are a vibrant part of the community and being at peace for a thousand years. Many alerts given by them about these extremist nests were virtually ignored’

Need For Muslim Community To Look Inwards : There is another discourse reappearing in the public domain, which affects the Muslim community. The current image of the Muslims has been viewed as confrontational, isolating themselves from the mainstream society, in terms of their dress, their values and their practices, due to the inculcation of a different mind-set, influenced by the religious perception of the Saudis and other neighbouring countries. They have been ignoring the threat of radicalization among a section of their community, infused by some bigoted theologians drawing their inspiration from Saudi originated Wahhabism cult. To date ,these aspects have remained blind-spots. The discourse on ‘Muslims of Sri Lanka vs. Muslims in Sri Lanka’ is opening up once again which compels the Muslims  to move away from ghetto mentality and Arabization in terms of laws applicable to them like MMDA and the Dress (abhaya, thobes and the black colour) as well as the need for separate Muslim schools, Arab settings in many Eastern Muslim areas and the need for Thobes for males and black Abhaya for females. The Burqa ban is essential in the interests of national security. There is also a communication gap between the Sinhala and Muslim communities due to language barriers. The community need more Sinhala conversant speakers of the likes of  theologians in the calibre of Asheikh/s Mulaffar, Amhar and Murshid as well as the intellectuals like Ali Sabri and Imtiaz Bakir Markar to project a positive image of Islam and also clear misconceptions. With a political leadership losing their credibility, and religious leadership losing their authority, the rudderless Muslim community is in dire search of a leader of  ‘Cardinal Malcolm’’s calibre to put things right.

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    Dear. Harees,

    I’ve read all your opinions appeared in CT and this one, I find, is very important. Whoever is not ready for self criticism then there is no sign of progress. The same is applicable to our society. The society is not yet ready for any criticism and self criticism is a strange thing for them. That is the main reason we fail miserably. We are afraid of asking question when mad Mullas preach rubbish things. We are afraid of asking question when corrupt politicians speak nonsenses. We are afraid to stand up against injustice. We are only concerned when all stupidity turned against us. Until we put our own house in order , there is no way forward.

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      Ahmed Nadvi,

      Stupidity and ignorance are virtues for Muslims guided by the Ulama and Mullahs. Read up on the works of the greatest Islamic Scholar, Judge, Jurist and Philosopher, Ibn Rushd, aka Averroes who lived 900 years ago. By using The rulers, the Ulama got his works and philosophy books burned.
      He said that the Ulama are not the people of knowledge, but it is the Philosophers. Check out Surah 3:7.

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        Lukman Harees, don’t try to cover up the crime by saying that only fringe elements of the Muslims have committed it. This terror campaign has been going for a long time and could not have come to this level without the support of a large section of the Muslim population and funding and expertise from foreign countries. Just because government is only arresting low tier members, there are several politicians, businessmen and professionals are involved who are left alone for the sake of votes. Did you hear that some Muslims in Kandy and Kurunegala districts have applied to change their names to Sinhala ones and probably convert to Buddhism. When Muslims are shitting in fear, you are talking big.

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    Muslims were attacked by the LTTE as revenge for the actions of the Muslim homeguards. They served as an unofficial wing of the SL armed forces during the war as far back as the 1980s. And did alot of the dirty work while Sinhalese soldiers stood back. Many massacres of Tamils in the former LTTE areas was conducted by these Muslims who were dressed in army uniforms. They had an array of weapons and loved using the swords. Its no coincidence swords and army uniforms were found recently in Muslim properties. I have also heard frm several Tamil elders who experienced communal riots back in the 1950s. And they were very confident that Muslims were often mixed in among the sinhala mobs. This clearly shows a different angle to the authors claim that Muslims were innocent people throughout SL history.

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      Siva,

      You are absolutely correct. I have served in the Army, up there in the North and East.
      Muslim Home Guards were an incorrigible lot. Their sole aim at killing Tamils were to settle in those Tamil lands. Nothing else.

      This brought a bad name to the Army sometimes. Tamil people would beleive that we were behind all this. So, we in the Army had to sometimes call upon the Muslim Home Guards and Warn them severely not to harass innocent Tamils.

      Once we even had to threaten to disarm them if they didn’t stop killing innocent Tamils. Our whole purpose of arming the Muslim Home guards was that so they could protect themselves from the LTTE. Not for those scum bags to turn those guns on innocent Tamils.

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        Siva & Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera,

        “Many massacres of Tamils in the former LTTE areas was conducted by these Muslims who were dressed in army uniforms”
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        Then why are you going around and degrade our forces and complain to UNHRC? Please withdraw those complaints. Re-initiate it against Muslim Homeguards

        @Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera:

        “Our whole purpose of arming the Muslim Home guards was that so they could protect themselves from the LTTE”
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        So you couldn’t protect the people, so you created another rebel group by arming the Muslim Homeguards? Siva says ” (MHG) did alot of the dirty work while Sinhalese soldiers stood back”, maybe you stood in front?

        I feel both of you are jokers, sorry.

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          Idroos,

          Because you asked the question in a polite way I will reply to you. Your question shows how out of touch you are with ground realities.

          The Army (mainly STF actually) created the MHGs as well as Sinhalese Home Guards to protect border villages.

          While battling in a war zone it is hard to provide protection to border villages because all resources are allocated to the front lines. If you don’t know this simple fact, simply do not talk about these things.

          Sri Lankan army is not the only one to follow this concept. From the Mexican-American war to WW2 this concept was followed pretty much since the inception of war.

          You think you are some smart arse coming here and asking a stupid question and thinking it’s a question like no other. And don’t ask me anymore questions because after the Easter attacks I don’t want to have any conversations with either you or anyone who is a follower of your stupid medieval religion.

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            People like Idroos must be ashamed of themselves. In 1985 Muslims readily agreed to join as paramilitary to fight Tamils, when there was no attack on Muslims. In contrast when army wanted rehabilitated LTTE cadres to join as paramilitary to fight Muslim terrorism, they refused. This shows how low level are the Muslims.

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              Lanka P,
              .
              In 1985, as that fellow said above, STF had to create MHGs due to lack of resources since 99.9% of Tamils were part of LTTE one way or the other – whether you like it or not, that is the truth, even today. So it is nearly a entire minority was fighting against the govt directly or indirectly, unlike these few IS terrorists who are less than 0.1% among Muslims who have already started to work with govt to wipe out few terrorists among them unlike you Tamils who gifted your children, women and money to LTTE to fight a govt to separate the country. You can convince few idiots to agree with you, but the right thinking people do watch how the LTTErs are trying to turn this moment towards their benefit.

              There is nothing to be ashamed from my part, it should be you who should be ashamed not being able to post the comments under your real northern Tamil name.

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                Idroos Fahmy

                “In 1985, as that fellow said above, STF had to create MHGs due to lack of resources since 99.9% of Tamils were part of LTTE one way or the other – “

                Brilliant.
                How long have you been cheating yourself and how long do you intend to believe in your own lie?

                Are you saying 99.99% of the Muslims in this island are part of the Islamist Caliphate terror network?

                The state with never had ideas apart from Sinhala/Buddhisation of this island in terms of Nation Building need Muslims to punish Tamils and Tamils to punish Muslims. This is going to go on until both stupid people recognise it. Like the Tamils and Muslims the Sinhalese too have no choice but to fall for thetrap.

                Please stop typing new myths.

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            Thank you for the info. But it didn’t convince me you’re an smart arse either.
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            (along with other positive measures & leadership) Hadn’t this so said medieval religion’s followers worked with intelligence units, sided with govt, provided jobs in the middle east to bring in some money to buy modern arms & your boots, trained you to fly bombers, LTTE would still be taking you for rides in the Jaffna jungles. Dumb bugger, you are lacking not just sense of gratitude, but shameless too to agree with LTTE supporters, and forgot why you had to spend nearly half the good part of life fighting LTTE.
            .
            Don’t try to respond, you’re not worth listening to.

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              Idroos Fahmy

              Please stop typing new myths.
              There is no jungle in Jaffna nor in Jaffna District.

              “Don’t try to respond, you’re not worth listening to.”

              Have you planned to talk to the mirror?

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                Ha ha ha ha ha…………

                Native Veddha,

                That’s a good one. This fella Idroos is a pathalogical liar. Just ignore the scum bag. Not worth responding to the bugger.

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            Siva & Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera, may be one and the same idiot, if you think Islam is medieval religion what do you call the religion that has come few hundreds years before Islam.May be tree climbers age religion so which is better?

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        Opinion | The Sexual Misery of the Arab World – The New York Times
        https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/…/the-sexual-misery-of-the-arab-world.html

        Feb 13, 2016 – The reminder has led people in the West to realize that one of the great miseries plaguing much of the so-called Arab world,

        According to one of the precepts of Islam, a man who has no means to support a wife, or to pay her dowry, cannot enter into a marriage, and such a Muslim is recommended to retire from the world and employ himself wholly in exercises of devotion and mortification. This is the Koranic verse that is used to Radicalize Muslims.
        In the US , studies have shown that people with the same issue end up as rapists, killers or insane.
        When the Israeli’s occupied Ramadah , they captured the only television station and broadcast pornography no stop for days. While Armed soldiers stood at homes forced Palestinian families to watch it.

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        You have once again shown signs of psychopathy. If not for the Muslims, you may be a prisoner in Ltte sex camp. You ungrateful moron

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        Did you retire from the Army or the LTTE? Of course “Reginald Shamal Perera” is NOT your REAL name but an assumed name to hide your Tamil identity and pretend as a Sinhalese.

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      Siva, Siva Siva.

      The Tamils will NEVER forgive the Muslims for spoiling their Ealam goal. They will come out with Diabolical LIES to Insult and Disparage the Muslims till the End of the world.

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    The author’s articulation of the situation is 100% correct; currently the Muslim community doesn’t have a proper leadership, poverty levels among the community is at all time high, parens dont have the means to bring up children properly hence they are sending them all to madrasas which puts them in a precarious situation when they have to earn livelihood when they grow up.

    The good schools hardly give an opportunity to the muslim students

    The government doesn’t provide any employments to the muslims as 99% of the state jobs are given to people from the majority community, and unless you come from good schools with good backgrounds, the private sector also hardly provide any employment opportunities, and the woe continues —

    since there is hardly any opportunities locally, most of them goes to west asia trying to find a living and when they come back they bring part of that culture, and that also becomes a problem, and with the money they try to set up a business to make a living and that also becomes a problem to the majority community which then try to destroy it by burning it down or do hate campaign to boycott the muslim establishment.

    In reality, all they are trying to do is to make a living like everyone else-the Buddhists, Christians and the Hindus, but no one is giving them a chance.

    For all these problems, the main culprit is the successive governments; three ethnicities, three languages, four religions and three cultures, to solve this issue, either the government have to come up with a robust integration plan or create different places for different communities or chase the rest of the communities out to the sea.

    Unless, there is a comprehensive integration plan like Singapore, this country is forever doomed, and thinking anything else is like an ostrich hiding its face under the sand thinking every thing is hunky dory-just an illusion.

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      Concerned,
      All those poor Muslims are kallathoni Muslims from Myanmar, south India, Maldives, etc who came to Sinhala-Buddhist Sri Lanka illegally and Muslim politicians have settled them strategically all over island and they have been given fraudulent National identity cards and birth certificates. Sri Lanka is plagued with 4 million Muslims. Those Muslim menance must be deported ASAP to their countries.

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    A news item appearing in today’s news paper Virakesai reveals that over 500 Hindu students completed 0/L and A/L from three schools in UVA Province have been taught by teachers from Srilanka Al Mustapha University for the last eight months in the subjects of Al Quaran ,Arabic, and Iranian constitution. Scholarships have been given to over ten Hindu teachers and Principals to travel to Iran and return. A local parliamentarian was behind this scheme.

    President of Hindu Organisation has met the Commander of 11th division and made a complain about this matter. Letters have been sent to Police Chief and the President as well.

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    The reflection of most of the Sinhalese leadership to this bomb blast is expected because they face more important elections very soon. Further, the real losses of the bomb blast is for Christians mostly Tamil Christians, not to the Buddhist Sinhala. The quick findings of the suspects, arms and ammunition, money etc. shows that this attack bomb blast cannot be executed accurately without the knowledge of military intelligence or the knowledge of the Muslim political leadership. We all know muslims live very concentrated and it is impossible to do such without the knowledge of the people. further, there is not a single foregin Muslim involved in suicide attack. It may take some time but the truth will come alight once the Elections are over.

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      Muslims have not been in the island for 1000 years or more , what bullshit. They only started to arrive , when the Delhi Sultanate fell or got defeated in South India by various Hindu dynasties and the local Tamil Hindu population did not want these Dravidian( vast majority) and Part Dravidian/ part Arab or Afghan( small minority) Tamil converts to Islam in their lands and chased then away . This happened somewhere in the very late 1380s . They fled to the then Tamil North West and West coast of the island in wooden boats called Marrakallam in Tamil. Many Muslims traders also moved to the island when things began to hot up in their South Indian Tamil homeland However most of them only started to migrate from South India to the island during the early British era. A few Arab or other western Asian emissaries in the courts of Sinhalese or Tamil kings have nothing to do with these immigrant South Indian origin Sri Lankan Muslims. Many of them were not even Muslim , most probably Christian . Zoroastrian or other . As usual these fake Arab , immigrant South Indian origin Dravidian Tamil Muslims area cunningly trying to link their history with these Arab and other Western Asian emissaries and others , to claim some sort of imagined antiquity, when they only started to arrive in the island in the 1380 as a trickle that became a huge ocean only in the 1800s

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    Shylockian Harees,
    In Digana, Muslim terrorists killed 2 innocent Sinhalese. The Muslim terrorist who killed One of Sinhalese by throwing a petrol b0mb at him has not been charged. And all other Muslim terrorists who attacked innocent Sinhalese were bailed out with in hour while the unarmed Sinhalese were kept in jail for 6 months or so. Muslim judge.
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    Aluthgama is where Muslim terrorism got officiated even though it was Asrof the pig who fathered in the early 90s by bulldozing Buddhist archeological sites and making fraudulent land deed for them.
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    Hiru and Derana are the only channels who are brave enough to expose Muslim shinanigans. More power to them.
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    Easter day Muslims terrorist attack investigations are not satisfactory. One of the main culprits, badudeen had escaped abroad, but he will come when the government has cover up his shinanigans. The government favour Muslims over Christians because there are more Muslim votes.

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    All Muslims writers with their essays trying hard to emphasis one facts. That is to put blame on leaders of major political parties & leaders of main religion of the country. as per the writers their community & their religion had nothing to do with coming up of radical Islamic groups. But ISIS (not exactly by it present name) created or evolved in middle east with certain Islamic fundamental strategies as their final goals. West might have used or exploited their foolishness to their advantages like ending of Gadafi era in Libia & creating political uncertainties in some middle east countries. But Exactly not a creation of USA or West. It was a creation of deadly dangerous Islamic mad clergies or well educated Islamic fundamentalists.Their brutalities in the name of their so called almighty injected fresh blood into heart & minds of Muslim youth all over. 9 suicide bombers here were the victims of that smell spread all over the world I suppose.This trends has nothing to do with our politicians or our religious leaders. Muslims themselves eaten up viruses and got their whole community sick with deadly cholera. If they want to get cured soon very hard medicines has to be swallowed. It may be very bitter experience no doubt about it. some may perish It is unavoidable I suppose . Wish that lot should be present day Muslims politicians of all sides.

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    A real deshapremiya like myself would not point fingers at Harees or anyone except take this oppotunity to propose solutions. So bugger-off you fake Deshapremiya!
    This is what needs to happen in Sri Lanka. Take care of all those who are affected by this attack. Make sure reasonable accommodation is met to mend their lives. There should be a genuine reconciliation in the country. De-politicize national security, the judiciary and everything else in the country. Establish trust and respect of the people by appointing the most suitable for critical positions like appointing Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka as Minister of Law and Order or Minister of National security. Appoint the most suitable battle harden servicemen such as STF Commander M R Latif as IGP’s or to higher ranks. Appoint Illangakoon as the secratary of defense or Professor Ajith Colonne as chief of national intelligence. Reward people of stature and their honesty, dedication and their sacrifices to our motherland with extending their services for a lifetime than appointing incompetent politicians and their henchmen. Send home the entire foreign service of the corrupt rot. Impeach this useless president, PM, many of his cabinet, including the lying leader of the opposition Percy Raja-Pakaya by forcing them to retire. Bring in young blood of suitable people only through merit. The people will automatically rally behind this sort of leadership selections and we may be able to restore peace, harmony and unity as we did once more. Last but not least, get rid of the Western or foreign forces or NGO’s that create more trouble for us and open the doors for outside conspirators to meddle in our affairs. This is what I propose that need to happen immediately. These are the words of a true deshapremiya and not the phony above.

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    Quaran is a revelation from God to prophet Muhammad. Hadith is the life story of the prophet and his associates.
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    Sharia is interpreted using Hadith. The extremists use Hadith to their advantage, interpreting the Sharia differently to the mainstream Muslims.
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    There are many different interpretations for the same around the world. I believe the worse is the Saudi one.
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    To stop Geo political agenda in Sri Lanka, Muslims need to come together with only one interpretation.
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    Remember Sharia dictates to be respectful to the Laws of the country you live in.

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    John Sinha

    Why don’t you get your DNA checked, all the Sinhalese are from bengal and odhisa

    If you believe in Science as the so called Buddhist say, the DNA test will prove it, and if you believe in Historical books then mahawana will prove it, and if you yet want proof go visit these places, and you will see how Vikram sinha and Kumar sinha have become present day Sinhalese

    The aadhiwsshi or the Wedda the original owners of the land are still weddas

    So officially you can change your name to John sinha, the original kallathoni from bengal

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    Lukman Harees

    Among the most positive developments, worthy of admiration, in the aftermath of this despicable tragedy, are the level of maturity of our people, timely interventions by the authorities to maintain peace, as well as the exemplary leadership provided by Rev. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith. They contributed significantly towards averting a major bloodbath as well as maintaining law and order. However, what is most disconcerting has been the sensationalism by some sections of the Media, as well as hate peddling promoted by political and social media warriors, to rekindle racist fires designed to re-create communal tensions and disturbances targeting the Muslims. This is a time where those affected by this unspeakable catastrophe needs consolation and support to overcome this unbearable trauma and therefore adding fuel to fire by these irresponsible elements will have explosive consequences.

    *** With all due respet I totally disagree with you. The reason why the Masses havent resorted to Race Riots ( 4th or 5th) to kill and maim is beacuse of the fear factor and fatigue. They are now genuinly fearful of from where the next wave of suicide bombers will come with devastating effect. But instead of the Marauding masses the State Terrorsism has taken over and I am sure you have heard that security sources arresting Students From Jaffna Campus and MS has fired the Dean. targetting the weakest link.
    You are truly blesed( by Bagdadi) as all the Muslims suspecs have been given bail. Imagine if it was LTTE they would have been extrajudicially killed.

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    Some of Mr Harees’s comments border on the ridiculous.
    Police Chief is Dr Ranil’ hand picked UNP card carrying member..
    Defence Secretary is a UNP Loyalist.
    One of the Ministers of Defense is Dr Ranil’s nephew.
    Do they want to damage their own Dr Ranil’s Government, which was on the Back Foot even before Easter?.-

    After Dr Ranil culled the Intelligence Unit, Army Commander in his own words, didn’t know a thing about what is and was going on .
    Even the Army Commander was hand picked by Dr Ranil..
    So where did you get this “Intelligence” that some in the Polity ( Opposition I guess his target) and Defense Sector trying to sabotage Dr Ranil’s UNP Government?..

    Most probably it was Sirisena , whom Dr Ranil’s mates in the Defence wanted to finish off, by withholding the vital and detailed Intelligence from India. about the Attack on Churches..
    Because Sirisena took away the Police and the Defense jobs from Dr Ranil..
    And prevented Dr Ranil getting his 2/3 in Kotte to please Abraham / Sampathar Duo and the US UK Ambassadors.

    In fact Dr Ranil’s mates would have pulled it off, if Catholic Minister Mr Harin didn’ let the Cat out of the Bag…
    And the whole UNP set in Kotte, including Catholic Johnny who is the Christian Affairs Minister didn’t boycott the Holy Easter Services..

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    The civilizational responsibility of unbelievers, non believers and other non Muslims on whom the Muslims hang like parasites for their existence is to phase out Islam with minimal physical harm to the brainwashed. This latter requirement is a serious constraint that will prolong the operation into a couple of centuries. However it is imperative that we stick to our ethical standards in this long drawn out process. The brainwashed should not be hated but looked upon with empathy, while of course safeguarding our life and limb.
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    Socrates

    Think your brain is up your ass and split in to two, get it checked, because you seems to get the facts lopsided, it is the non believers, unbelievers and jungle dwellers like you who are hanging on the muslims like parasites for their existence–

    the americans russians and europeans are screwing the middle east Afghanistan and other muslims for their oil and resources o sustain heir economy and well being, the Sri lankans are sending their women to the medieval land for their survival.

    The indians are flocking to Dubai and elsewhere for the survival

    who is the parasite

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    Dear High Cast( no disrespect intended) Siva Sankar Sharm!,

    There is a stone carving at Nellaiappar Kovil in Tamil Nadu and it lists the name of places that King Chollan invaded and brought those foreign territories under his control. Two of them were; 1st. was Ealam and the 2nd was Sonakam( where Sonakar lived) can you do a proper search as to where the Sonakam was? Google search may not help you, thus you may need your fellow High cast (once again no disrespect intended) (Tamil) Rohan’s help.

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      Ahmad Nadvi

      “There is a stone carving at Nellaiappar Kovil in Tamil Nadu “

      Have you been to this kovil and read it by yourself?
      Or if you did read it please let me have the reference or details of your source.

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