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MCSL Raises Concerns Over Gnanasara’s Threats

courtesy Foreign Correspondents' Association of Sri Lanka Facebook page

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) has raised concerns over the explicit threats that have been levelled against their organisation by the General Secretary of the  Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) during the convention of Buddhist monks that was held this Sunday.

Gnanasara |Picture courtesy Foreign Correspondents' Association of Sri Lanka Facebook page

Gnanasara |Picture courtesy Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Sri Lanka Facebook page

MCSL Vice President Hilmy Ahamed, in a letter to President Rajapaksa has written that during the convention held on Sunday at the Sugathadasa Stadium, the controversial monk had made public threats against the MCSL stating that the organisation would be ‘taken care of’ following the conclusion of the event and has urged the President to intervene against the intimidation and threats posed by BBS and other extremist organisations.

He has pointed out that it is this type of rhetoric that would tarnish the good name of Sri Lanka in the international arena and goes on to state that they are raising concern over Gnanasara‘s comments not simply as Muslims but as concerned citizens of this country.

Commenting on the context in which Gnanasara had made this threat, the MCSL has stated that they along with several other Muslim organisations raised concerns over the visit of controversial Burmese monk Ashin Wirathu due to his sermons that led to the massacre of thousands of Burmese Muslims. Ahamed has pointed out that it was not simply them and even a number of government ministers including AHM Fouzie, Rauff Hakeem, Rishard Bathiudeen and Faizer Mustapha too had objected to the visit of Wirathu.

Against the backdrop of the anti-Muslim sentiments that have been propagated by certain extremist Buddhist monks, the MCSL states they were concerned of the possibility of Wirathu’s visit disrupting the peaceful coexistence between religion and ethnic communities in the country.

“We were also concerned of his visit further contributing to the allegations on human rights violations directed towards Sri Lanka,” he has noted.

While noting the manner in which Gnanasara has managed to remain unpunished by law despite his virulent speeches and misquotation and blasphemous comments regarding the Quaran that has resulted in a propagation of hatred against Muslims, Ahamed has noted that they have taken all possible steps to address such actions such as the ongoing case at the Colombo Magistrate Courts and the complaint that has been made at the Religious Police division at the Ministry of Buddha Sasana against the Gnanasara’s comments.

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  • 16
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    Let us face the truth. Rajapassa Clan is now so desperate.

    They intend to use the race/religion card. As their last resort of clinging to power.

    There is no other reason for their tolerance of a hate preacher such as Gandasara.

    If this country sinks to hell is none of their business. As long as they can rake in commissions from so called “mega infrastructure” projects forever.

    I have no doubt eminent Sinhalese Buddhist stupiduity will swallow this one as well. Just like their equally stupid Tamil brethren took the dead-rope given by extremist ethno-Tamil nationalist “leaders”.

    Let us do it one more time and burn this place down.

    Cheers!

    • 5
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      A.. h..e like u believe all sufferings caused By LTTE, What u expect from Sinhala poor village falks….as long as Sinhala believe in mahavamsa bull shit there is no peace…

    • 6
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      Ben Hurling

      Here is the proposals made by BBS which I received by e mail. Do you you agree with all of these decrees issued by BBS? Let me speculate; Your heart says yes, yes yes and your brain says yes and no.

      Proposals made by Dilante Withange (CEO of BBS) during the BBS Sangha Conference:

      Change Sri Lanka to ‘Sinhalay’.

      The State Religion to be ‘Buddhism’

      Sinhala to be state language.

      Tamil and English to be recognized state communication languages.

      Learning Sinhala, Tamil and English to be compulsory

      The Sinhala race and Sri Lanka nation to be synonymous, so everyone in Sri Lanka will be called ‘Sinhalese’ and not ‘Sri Lankan’.

      All minorities to be called ‘Sinhala-Muslim’, ‘Sinhala-Hindu’, ‘Sinhala-Christians’

      One Race, One Nation, One Law

      Change the National Flag back to the 1915 National Flag

      National Anthem to be only sung in Sinhala

      Vesak to be National Day.

      Do away with the Independence day.

      Sinhala Buddhism will be the primary culture, minorities will be able to have sub cultures as long as they recognize the Sinhala Buddhism as the primary culture.

      Change the Sri Lanka constitution to be more in line with Buddhist values and do away with European government styles.

      Sri Lankan leader to be an Executive Prime Minister

      The Executive Presidency should be abolished but not within the next 6 years.

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      Ghanasara deserves to get killed so that the island nation could live in peace. Peace that they enjoyed before without this kind of hate mongering monks.

      • 4
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        Samuel Jayaratne

        “Ghanasara deserves to get killed so that the island nation could live in peace.”

        If it is the only course of action available to you then you will have to kill 20 million. I suggest you invent an efficient mode of extermination. Finally how do you propose to kill yourself?

        “Peace that they enjoyed before without this kind of hate mongering monks.”

        Peace in this island, when?

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          Don’t insult the 20 Mn by equating them with Gnanasara. Most are against the actions of this bigoted terrorist “monk”.

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            Sammy

            “Don’t insult the 20 Mn by equating them with Gnanasara.”

            The 20 million do it to themselves splendidly. They don’t need my support.

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          Prof. Native Vedda,
          everything is relative on this world.
          What i meant – by ” peace that we enjoyed before” – was compared to what we do so today under the GORRILLA MR. Actually, I have good memories about my childhood in the country- 3-4 decades ago. THere we repected police and we had a law ruling the country. I dont want to exagerate as you do, but the guys in power today have turned the system that we had to a nothing be worst stage- people you, majority, minority and all should be accountable for this destiny. Man made destiny created today s situation.

  • 11
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    Are you nuts?

    Writing to MARA for protection and justice, you must be kidding.

    Wake up from your slumber, it is the murderous MARA who is behind all these threats and intimidation under cover of BOORU BALU SENA.

    High time you guys realise this and take alternate action. Writing to the DOG OWNER WHO UNLEASHED THE DOG TO BITE YOU, does not serve any purpose.

    Wake up from your deep sleep and do something meaningful.

    • 8
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      Ansar,

      You are absolutely right, these Muslim leaders are behaving like deer facing headlights – frozen and impotent to do anything. The train is coming for head on collision.

      At least report the matter to the UN while it is investigating Sri Lanka right now. Hit while the iron is hot, don’t just sit there and be complacent.

      It’s not the time to appease the racist regime. Remember they forgot all the help you Muslims gave to defeat the Tigers fighting for self determination.

      Be proactive to protect your community – chase away the corrupt Muslim leaders who are only interested in filling their pockets.

      When the going gets tough for you the tough among Muslims like Asad Sally should get going – just do it!

    • 2
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      Ansar
      Game not over yet.General secretary of OIC is due soon
      and then the Pope to bless the ‘miracle’Island.Now all
      put together,Wirathu to explode the Buddhist bomb,
      Madani to check the wounds of the Muslims and rush aids
      from the ME and the Pope with fire brigade after all
      fires finishing the job already.Nothing else left,bless
      and vanish.

  • 5
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    MCSL is accusing BBS. but, Hilmi ahmed does not say waht those accusations are.

    It is muslims who convert every business place to a praying place and them say it is an ancient mosque. [Edited out]

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      Jim Boy, don’t you agree that peaceful Buddhism has sunk so low because of BBS? Now it represents violence, thuggery, threats, etc.

      Why point the finger at Muslims, when there are three fingers pointing at you.

      Take care of your own business before you take care of others.

  • 6
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    Dear Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL)

    “The Mulim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) has raised concerns over the explicit threats that have been levelled against their organisation by the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) during the convention of Buddhist monks that was held this Sunday.”

    Expose, expose and Expose the Sinhala “Buddhist” Fascists who follow Mara and not Buddha.

    Let the whole world know about Sinhalese “Buddhist” Fascism.

    Just like the West put together a coalition to fight the Devil, Satan Following ISIS, ISIL , put together a coalition to fight the Sinhala “Buddhist” Mara Fascism. Most Sinhala Buddhists will welcome just like most Muslims welcomes eliminating ISIS and the other other Devil Followers.

    Expose, expose and Expose.

    Remember, just like the ISIS, the Sinhalese “Buddhist” fascists are a just a small fraction of the population and can be targeted and eliminated just like Devils ISIS by by the civilized world.

    Read a post by Native Veddah about a German.

    BBS-Wirathu Alliance: Why the peaceful Majority SHOULD NOT Remain Silent and Let Sri Lanka be Destroyed by Fanatics, like what Happened to Nazi Germany.

    You ASK : “Do the Sinhalese extremists who have unleashed a destructive campaign against Muslims understand the seriousness of their anti Muslim madness?”

    Can ask the Same Question from the Wahhabis and their clones ISIS.

    Some answers are given below. Given below is a comment posted by Native Veddah, in one of his earlier posts, that is very relevant here.

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/enemies-of-the-presidents-promise/comment-page-1/#comments

    Reproduced for reader convenience.

    While we are on vast majority of Sinhalaese/Tamils/Muslims, etc its worth reading the following article published some years ago:

    Op-Ed: Why the Peaceful Majority is Irrelevant

    History lessons are often incredibly simple.

    Published: Sunday, March 18, 2007 4:46 PM

    I used to know a man whose family were German aristocracy prior to World War II. They owned a number of large industries and estates. I asked him how many German people were true Nazis, and the answer he gave has stuck with me and guided my attitude toward fanaticism ever since.

    Very few people were true Nazis,” he said, “but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.”

    We are told again and again by experts and talking heads that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unquantified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

    The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars world wide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behea The fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. d, murder, or execute honor killings. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. The hard, quantifiable fact is that the “peaceful majority” is the “silent majority,” and it is cowed and extraneous.

    Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people. The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a war-mongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across Southeast Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians – most killed by sword, shovel and bayonet. And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery? Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were “peace loving”?

    History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt; yet, for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points. Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by the fanatics. Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because, like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

    Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Bosnians, Afghanis, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians and many others, have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late. As for us, watching it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts: the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/6996#.VCREQvldUsY

    Native Vedda September 25, 2014 at 10:12 pm

  • 4
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    You people are real barbarians.

    It is not a secret buddhists were slaughtered by muslims.

    Now, you tamil christians, muslims and christians gang up to condemn these two buddhist monks and two buddhist organizations who became assertive and try to proect their civilization.

    Western and middle eastern media for abrhamic religions. buddhist don’t have such media organizations to do propaganda for them.

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      Jim Boy, either you are stupid or one big lier to say the Buddhists were slaughtered by Muslims.

      But one thing I know – in 1983 riot, Tamils were burnt to death by Buddhists (or shall we say Sinhalese).

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        Goraka

        “in 1983 riot, Tamils were burnt to death by Buddhists (or shall we say Sinhalese)”

        Nope, they were killed by Sinhala/Buddhists.

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      young chap – thumb sucking boy please bring any evidences where srilanken muslims slaughtered the buddhists? You should be part of MR and uneducated buggers – not just after your birth but from the genetics on to call them in this way. I have not seen any kind brutalieties practised by srilanken muslims until aluthgama, but aluthagama riots came up people barbarians Ghanasara provocated them….

      incident is more or less like beaten cobra – there they have all rights to defend themselves.

      I wish Ghanasara to learn self immolation tactics of from the visiting Wirathu and leave us for our good.

      I am just a normal kind of buddhist being not fallen to classifications as iditic govt made today.. meaning not a sinhala buddhist, but a buddhist representing the majority of the buddhist folks.

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    First of all, Muslims of Srilanka have no rights to complain about Sinhala Buddhist Extremism. Why ? They supported Sinhala Buddhist Extremism when it carried out a genocide war on Tamils all these years. Muslims ministers ran around the World to gather support and money to kill Tamils. Rouf Hakkeem justified the war on Tamils and at UN and claimed not a single civilian was killed in the war. Therefore, I don’t think Muslims can complain about racial descrimination.
    Secondly, even after all these threats from BBS, Hilmy is asking help from Mara brothers. Gotha has been named as the sole savior of Sinhala Buddhists in Srilanka by BBS yesterday. Mara must be laughing at these clowns his ass-off !
    I think Muslims deserve it for what they did to Tamils. Because every time when there was a chance to support Tamils, they took the aggressor’s side and helped to annihilate Tamils more and More. It is their turn now dance to Sinhala Buddhist tune.

    I have no sympathy for them.

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      You say that, but once the Muslims are dealt with they will turn on the Hindus.

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      Ranjith

      “They supported Sinhala Buddhist Extremism when it carried out a genocide war on Tamils all these years. Muslims ministers ran around the World to gather support and money to kill Tamils.”

      Your stupid logic doesn’t hold water.

      The Tamils supported the ethnic cleansing of Muslim and kept mum when LTTE killed Muslims, Sinhalese and Tamils.

      That is one reason as to why the world never had sympathy towards your people when Sri Lankan forces mercilessly butchered Tamils, in fact International Community actively supported armed forces and the state.

  • 9
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    If no positive response is received from the President, who gave visa to this Terrorist Monk, then its time for the Muslim Council to come out openly and tell all the Muslim voters in Sri Lanka not to vote for Rajapakse at the next Presidential elections and not to vote for UPFA at the next General Elections. With this speech Gonsara Thero can be taken into custody under Prevention of Terrorism act for disturbing the peace in Sri Lanka, but it will never happen. The Government is using this to ensure that all Buddhists vote for Rajapakse at the next presidential election, which is not going to happen with these types of one sided decisions.

  • 5
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    Dear kanapita jim do you know what you are talking and writing about? You people write nonsense and only nonsense. All your comments are meaningless and show that you are ignorant. Don’t be like the five blind philosophers who studied and passed their comments how the elephant was. Without learning or knowing something in full, don’t just pass comments which are bias and nonsense. It reminds me like you are barking looking at the moon. The moon will never fall down but you will.You are accusing the religion in which all human race was born being born and will be born till the last day. Just without copy and paste what most of you people do today with the invent of the internet go and do the real research to yourself and find out the truth before you write nonsense please.

  • 0
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    What type of government looks the other way, when there are attacks on minorities, their places of worship, their businesses, terrorize and kill them? What type of government will allow a yellow robed hypocrite with blood on his hands, to enter our country, and allow equally hate filled yellow robed thugs, to hold such a hate rally, inciting more violence by their speeches? What kind of war criminals who have the power to do something to prevent more bloodshot, ignore what is happening in our country, and encourage the efforts by a handful from the majority race, to denigrate, and marginalize, minorities.

    Answer: A bunch of corrupts family members, who are from the gutter, who are dishonest, devious, and dangerous.

    We deserve better than this, Sri Lanka.

  • 2
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    Islam is a barbaric religion & terrorising whole world, so they cannot have any complain. Put the own house in order, then there wont be any problems.

  • 2
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    Dont worry nothing will happen.MCSL is safe under Rajapakse regime.it is only that Colombotelegraph has not realized.giving free publicity to govt’s agent

  • 4
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    Muslim leaders are in a fix. They know that the Muslims are being targeted by the Sinhala-Buddhist extremists. They know the government, especially Gota, supports the Buddhist monks.But the power hungry Muslim leaders do not want to raise the issue with the UN or other international authorities because they will lose their government perks and positions.

  • 4
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    Barking dogs never bites! So no worries……
    By the way there are good reason put Gnanasara behind bars:
    1) Hate speech.
    2) That caused ethnic violence and loss of innocent lives.
    3) Man slaughter.
    4) Invites Buddhist Terrorist of Burma.
    5) Wirathu in his turn stirs more hatred towards Muslims.
    6) Praises Prabakaran for his cause for separate Tamil Ealam.

    What else you need??

  • 2
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    stupid muslims are ignored and nobody cares about their concerns…muslims should [Edited out]

  • 3
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    Religion is the Opium/ Heroin of the people. This fight is a fight among Opium/ Heroin traders for the ownership of their customers!

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      Lenin plus!Absolute truth.

  • 2
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    MCSL, why complain to Rajapakse, it is of no use. That is what that sucker Nonis had finally realised.Why not use your strength.The Muslim countries that vote with Rajapakse?

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    How about USA, UK, France, Russia, China, India, Israel, etc.?

    They kill more Muslims than any other country but cowardly Muslims shut their gaps up when faced with these people.

    Power talks with Muslims.

  • 1
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    OMG I have just seen the photo of Gnanasara Thera with his bull neck. There’s no way this monk leads a meagre life as Lord Buddha intended but with a belly full of Wine, Women and Song as Satan intended. He’ll keep spouting the filth as long as there are simple folks willing to listen. The Muslims need not take offence as they are not the only ones his venom is aimed at. Hitler too targeted first the Jews but he quickly went on to the Gays, the infirm and everybody else who did not look Aryan and were not blonde and blue-eyed. I am sure there is a law that outlaws Incitement to Religious Hatred but this monk seem to get away with it. Either that or there’s blind eyes turned somewhere at the top.

  • 0
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    I wonder why CT didn’t publish my 30-09-2014 decently written comment replying john ella kolla category for their comments about the article?

  • 0
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    Deport this Gnanasra Arakku Thero to Burma with the killer Burmese monk.

  • 0
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    Muslim council, go to hell.

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