20 September, 2018

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Muslim Dansala

Contrary to widespread belief that Muslims only help “their kind” and not those of other religious faiths, a family of Muslims- Mohamed Imtiyas and his brothers proved otherwise this Vesak season.

The Imtiyas family fully funded a massive Dansala organised by the Havelock Road, Swarna Junction 3-wheeler committee which drew people of all faiths in their hundreds.

The delicious vegetarian rice & curry meal offered was cooked in the typical Buriyani style by Muslim cooks.

Speaking to CT, Mr. Mohamed Imtiyas said “This is one way we can show our gratitude and appreciation to our Buddhist friends who help us in numerous ways when we are in difficulty”.

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    Yes… Giving “dansela’ to Sinhalees by spending money [Edited out]from sinhalees. Muslims ( Majority) are very rasist. Besides this ‘dansela’ is given this time because muslims are afraid of grwing sinhala power. they know their ‘evil’ is now well known to sinhalees.

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      I wonder to how many sinhalese you have given alms to.This is the sort of thinking we don’t need.Nobody is pure sinhala,tamil,muslim or burgher.The sooner we realise it the better it is for Sri Lanka as a whole.We are all mixed.WE ARE SRI LANKAN FIRST AND WHEN WE SEE THE OTHER PERSON THINK OF HIM/HER AS BEING SRILANKAN FIRST AND THEN LESS IMPORTANT ISSUE OF RACE.Work towards uniting not DIVIDING AS THE IGNORANT AND UNINTELLIGENT PEOPLE DO.

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        Nelum,

        You could be mixd. but we are not. [Edited out] around so u are mixed. but we are not.

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          Sha.. you must be a psycopath! pls do go see a Vedha.

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          Kavuntissa… what Sha do you showing to Nelum.

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          Nelum do you [Edited out]

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      You better go to Pansal now and learn. How to live as a Human”

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        And [Edited out]

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        shut up idot. u dont have to teach us to be human. we are better human than you.

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          that we can see the way you address a lady :(

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          Kavuma taka taka careful.

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      My friend, Entire Europe is enemy of Muslims. They killed the Islam. Charity born from Islam. Only religion in the world is compulsory to 2.5% of wealth to charity. Which religion guide this way. Ask friend who worked in middle east, how charity.

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      Even if they the muslims would do their best – they are being branded as you do… how can the other folks make good for you guys?

      I am sinhalese buddhist, but for me … we are all srilankens. I dont mind them being Tamil, Muslims or any others, and to remind it here, I am anti anti .. BBS.. that is arisen to kill us all. That kind of bigotted segments should be banned if not now tomorrow. They are just evil thinkers, hate speech makers… trying to infect the guillible folks by their wrong means. No means they will support to protect the buddhism. If the monk immolated day before yesterday could have been saved – if those BBS had wholehearted mind sets to help him out. 30 YEAR old monk should have been stable minded if he would sacrifice his life only they the slaughters would start stoping those activities. It was kind of a brain wash that took his life in that manner. Authorities together with buddhist sekts should rise up against any form of fanatisms emerginy to tarnish the buddhist image of peaceful lankens.

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      Totally A SICK MIND-IT IS TIME THE RIGHTEOUS STOOD UPTO SUCH PEOPLE

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      Kawanthissa,

      “Muslims ( Majority) are very racist. They know they are ‘evil’ is now well known to Sinhalese.”

      Sounds like the Pot calling the Kettle black!

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      Dear Kawanthissa,

      Mr. Imtiyas and the group should be applauded for this Dansala on Wesak days..

      Kawantissa, Remember, all the people of Lanka before the advent of Buddhism during the reign of Devanam (Tamil-Hindu) Piyatissa were either Jain, Hindu or Animist.

      It is my understanding that the Muslims are required to give 2.5% of their earning and wealth as charity. This is a good way to give that charity, to their fellow humans, neighbors and countrymen..

      Kawantissa, just grow up from your Monk Mahanam inspired Sinhala Buddhist racism Myths, and follow Buddhas teachings.

      Why don’t you open up a Dansala yourself and feed the people.

      Better, go to Daham Paseala, then go to Pansela, and take Sil.

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        It is my understanding that the Muslims are required to give 2.5% of their earning and wealth as charity.

        The earnings and wealth are given to support jihad , not charity.

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          ISLAM DOES NOT PERMIT CELEBRATING THE BIRTH OF PROPHET MOHAMMED TOO, THOUGH MANY DO WITH ALL FORMS OF CELEBRATIONS.
          WE MUSLIMS ARE ASKED NOT TO IMITATE THE NON MUSLIMS.
          FEEDING A HUMAN BEING WHAT EVER RELIGION OR RACE ON ANY OTHER DAY IS A MERITORIOUS ACT.

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          LESTER DO NOT TALK OF THINGS YO ARE IGNORANT OF. BUT THEN THAT IS LESTER

          Zakat is for the poor and the needy and those who are employed to administer and collect it, and for those whose hearts are to be won over, and for the freeing of human beings from bondage, and for those who are overburdened with debts and for every struggle in God’s cause, and for the wayfarers: this is a duty ordained by God, and God is the All-Knowing, the Wise.”

          (Qur’an 9:60)

          One of the five pillars of Islam, Zakat is a purification for one’s wealth, freeing one from the love of possessions by encouraging humility and discipline. An essential principle of Islam is that everything belongs to God. We do not own our wealth, but have been entrusted with worldly possessions by Him.

          Zakat means ‘purification’ and ‘growth’; possessions are purified by setting aside a portion for those in need, and like the pruning of plants, this cutting back encourages new growth.

          The annual payment of zakat is different to any charitable gifts given out of kindness or generosity, otherwise known as sadaqah. Zakat is a mandatory religious obligation and forms the systematic giving of 2.5% of one’s net wealth each year, benefitting targeted recipients on a sustained basis.

          From the Qur’anic verses ordaining zakat, eight classes of recipients have been identified by the scholars. As Ramadan approaches, we talk to British charities that distribute support to the eight beneficiaries of zakat.

          Click the links below to read about each of the eight beneficiaries.>

          The Masakeen – ‘the destitute’
          Fuqaraa – ‘the needy or poor’
          Amil’ Zakah – ‘the alms collectors’
          Fi sabi `Lillah – ‘in the path of God’
          Gharimun – ‘people burdened with debt’
          Ibn as’Sabil – ‘the wayfarers’
          Riqab – ‘people in bondage or slavery’
          Mu’Allaf – ‘those who have inclined towards Islam’

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          Dear Mr. Lester, no, the 2.5% are given to the less forunate and needy. Not for Jihad. Not for the extremist muslims… there are extremists in every religion… example is BBS from Buddhists! Please don’t spread racism and hatred, our country has had enough of all that with a war which lasted 30 years and many lives lost. We are Sri Lankans… act like it!

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          Peace on you my friend, may you have the knowledge of what is right and wrong!!!

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          All bull Lester, as usual. You are just like the BBS, full of deliberate lies.

          I don’t know why you have to lie like this. There is no fruitful debate which can happen with a liar.

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            There is no need to lie. Readers should understand that zakat is a snake with two heads.

            As with all things Islamic, one must first examine the legal aspects of zakat to truly appreciate its purport. Etymologically related to the notion of “purity,” zakat — paying a portion of one’s wealth to specifically designated recipients — is a way of purifying oneself, on par with prayers (see Koran 9:103).

            The problem, however, has to do with who is eligible for this mandatory “charity.” Most schools of Muslim jurisprudence are agreed to eight possible categories of recipients — one of these being those fighting “in the path of Allah,” that is, jihadis, also known as “terrorists.”

            In fact, financially supporting jihadis is a recognized form of jihad — jihad al-mal; even the vast majority of militant verses in the Koran (e.g., 9:20, 9:41, 49:15, 61:10-11) prioritize the need to fund the jihad over merely fighting in it, as fighting with one’s wealth often precedes fighting with one’s self. Well-known Islamists — from international jihadi Osama bin Laden to authoritative cleric Sheikh Qaradawi — are well aware of this and regularly exhort Muslims to fund the jihad via zakat.

            More revealing of the peculiarly Islamic nature of zakat is the fact that Muslims are actually forbidden from bestowing this “charity” onto non-Muslims (e.g., the vast majority of American infidels). “Charitable” Muslim organizations operating on American soil are therefore no mere equivalents to, say, the Salvation Army, a Christian charity organization whose “ministry extends to all, regardless of ages, sex, color, or creed.” In Islam, creed is a major criterion for receiving “charity” — not to mention for receiving social equality.

            http://pjmedia.com/blog/why-muslim-charities-fund-the-jihad/2/

            Above is written by Raymond Ibrahim, a Muslim, and explains zakat clearly. As you can see, zakat can be given to support jihad. Secondly, zakat cannot be given to non-Muslim charities. Zakat must only be given to a Muslim cause.

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          To wipe off your stenchback ODIN.

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          If I tell this to you will you get angry? ” dear Lester, You battered, son of a bitch, I heard you are giving your wife to others as charity”

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            We know how you Muslims treat the wife. You take 4 of them, and force them to wear dog collars (hijab). Islam says you can kill them if they disobey (honor killing).

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              Buddha said to kill infidels and he also said killing an ant is a sin and killing a Brahmin is not a sin!

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          @lester you fool.. im having a right ol laugh at ur foolish comments! im not even irritated or annoyed coz it cracks me up!

          For starters let me clarify one thing to u and many who don’t even know the meaning of ‘jihaad’… Jihaad is not what is shown in the media.. the meaning of jihaad is “facing a struggle”.. which means; taking care of your aging parents and making them smile is jihaad, finding the time for your family a& taking care of them with your busy work schedule is jihaad, facing a tough exam in a subject your weak in is jihaad, at height of poverty to be able to smile and be happy with one meal a day and be thankful for that is jihaad.. and those are the reality of jihaad!
          And yes, 2.5% of our earnings go to charity, and have you even ever just once witness where that money goes? have u seen how many kids have a smile on their faces knowing that they have school books and uniforms and school fees paid for with that money?? do you know how many kids get out of poverty and able to take care of their family instead of begging on the streets are able to find work coz that money pays for university education? do u know how many families can light a stove for months and months becz they get good for months to come? Do u know how many old people get medication and food coz of that? do u know how many young girls who cant afford to be given in marriage due to poverty get a chance to get married coz of that?
          NO! you wouldn’t know! because your too busy sitting in your kingdom of ignorance.. anyway enjoy in while it lasts coz what goes around comes around.. & racists like you are like a bad odor.. and nothing but a big burden on society..
          Karma is a Pain in the ass when it comes to bite.. so for your sake if you cant say anything good, don’t say anything at all.. :)

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            2.5% of your earnings go to only Muslim charities, since Quran forbids you from donating to infidel causes. Many of these charities help to fund jihad. You also forgot to mention jizya , another great Islamic tradition. Your Prophet only let the infidels live, if they agreed to pay jizya. If you disagree, I will quote the relevant verses in Quran.

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              MUSLIMS PAY INCOME TAX-THAT IS OUR JIZYA.

              IN ADDITION TO THIS WE PAY ZAKAT.

              LESTER I HAVE ONCE AGAIN PROVED YOU ARE AN IDIOT.

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          Lester, you say that “The earnings and wealth are given to support jihad , not charity”.

          The money we give during Ramadan, is for the very “poor” in our village. They have CHILDREN they need to feed, they have FAMILIES. We provide that money for their NEEDS.

          You know that the LTTE, were all tamils, but all tamils were not terrorist. Same with the Muslims. There’s no point explaining anything to uneducated illiterate racists like yourself.

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            Uneducated and racist? Start with illiterate Muhammed. You Muslims practice selective charity, which makes charity lose it’s meaning altogether. You do charity for your own ego, not to help others.

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        Dear Amarasiri,

        Thank you for your sane and soothing posts. If not for them, and a few others of their like, readers will come away from these columns with the mistaken belief that the majority of Sinhalese are bigots, racists and fools. As an aspiring Buddhist, I find that the majority of comments to these articles are a shocking but fascinating mirror of the very minds that the Buddha warned against – anger, its extremes, envy, pride, arrogance, spite, pettiness — venting their fury, all stemming from attachment and probably fear and frustration at their lot. The maras are here, in these comments columns, loudly proclaiming their ignorance, stirring up the fires of hatred and ruin, and trying hard to drag people, communities, the country into their mire of suffering. In a sense, everyone here is a teacher of what to do, and what not to do, in order to get out of the cycle of suffering. Ultimately, that is what Buddhism is about. I just pray that people – if they are Buddhists – wake up and begin to sincerely be what they proclaim to be.

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      When my mother died about twenty years ago,some prominent
      Sinhala gentlemen came to my house saying “We want to pay
      respect to the lady who sends us food.”This happens during
      festival times.In our families,for the first time,Non
      Muslims were allowed to see a dead body.You are telling to
      wrong people that Dansal is given in fear.Muslims are trying
      to show you that they are capable of doing more for closer
      relationship than distancing.If you say Muslims are doing this
      in fear,then you are admitting that you are causing fear among
      them.Who is the racist here?

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        we dont need close relationships with u. leave our country or stay as our slaves. hate muslims

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          @kitty

          You have no right to call anyone else ignorant as you seem to be the head of it swimming in a pool of it.. and I believe that racists are like u are like a bad odor that is unbearable to be around, I pity your children if your a parent as ur a bad example for humanity and no child should be a seed of u! And im shocked that fools like u even exist in a time and age like this.. shocking! and I for a fact know from your replies that you don’t even personally know any muslim!
          And why the hell would any race be a slave to u? who on earth are u? just another being just like everyone else! and look at urself in the mirror.. your just a nothing! every person born into this world has the right to live just like each other.. every humanbeing has the right to live as long as they do not be of any harm to another.. people like you are a menace and nothing but a burden for mother lanka!
          I am a strong believer of fairness and a even stronger believer of KARMA! and kitty watch what u say coz Karma can be a pain in the ass when it comes to bite you! :)

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            Forget Kitty… whoever this person is, it/he/she is using the moment to play a psychological game to create fear and further damage the country. Kitty could be a plant for the purpose, or just a psychotic troll. Don’t bother to reply to this troller, and other likeminded voices.

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          This sounds like a typical TamPenta voice.

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          Sihalese have Goviya,Karawa,Haliya,Berawa Durava and
          so on,the best and the better ones are with us and we
          didn’t count you in the list, find your rank down the
          list.We have enough experiences from Matara to Panadura
          Thihariya to Kandy and Mabola to Chilaw and more, with
          craps like you.You don’t have to tell us of your ilks
          as we daily face you lot everywhere and you know by
          experience who are slaves of whom.You are a born slave of
          higher castes and longing to play the game with us using
          Sinhalaness.You will fail.

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          [Edited out] don’t try to disguise to be a Sinhalese.

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          Why are your kind slaving in the Middle Eastern Arab Countries.
          Why is the President cultivating a relationship with Iran. We know.
          Why is this country going to other countries with the begging bowl asking for aid, loans and grants.
          You don’t need relationship but when it is a question of money, YOU DO

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      Also remember,we don’t have to do anything against racists
      like you when enough Sinhalese are standing ready to
      protect Muslims against the evils roaming the streets.

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      In America its we ‘Americans’ , in Britain its we ‘British’ in France its we French, in Singapore its we ‘Singaporeans’ and in India its we ‘Indians’ and so on and so forth with other citizens of other Countries,( give and take a occasional loose cannon going communally boom boom!)they all identify themselves by the Country first. WHY HAS IT TO BE IN OUR COUNTRY, SINHALESE,TAMILS, MUSLIMS AND BURGHERS FIRST AND SRILANKANS SECOND?
      We are at crossroads today due to our blind faith in our politicians and its system and last but not the least not following or learning our religion proper and being led by the equally in ept clergy of all faiths.
      GREED has set into all individuals, this is worst than Cancer.

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        we are ok with burghers, hindus, christians, etc but not with MUSLIMS. you smell too bad. you are ignorent., stupid and unpleasent. No others ( sinhalees, Hindus etc ) are Sri Lankans, but Muslims are not included

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          Kitty, kittens don’t know what love is until they are taken into a home and society and cared and loved for.An animal is better off than some humans.

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          Kitty has forgotten her afternoon nap thus the mood…

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          Kitty says:

          “No others ( sinhalees, Hindus etc ) are Sri Lankans, but Muslims are not included”

          Thanks for the stupid classification. Thanks again for excluding Muslims from my ancestral land.

          I would be grateful if you would please exclude stupid Tamils and stupid Sinhalese from this island.

          Both are the descendants of Kallathonies.

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          Kitty, boy, girl, or animal — are you sure you are Sinhala, a Buddhist, a Sri Lankan or just a nameless, faceless psychotic troll hiding behind a pseudonym here to cause hatred between Sinhalese and Muslims, or to create an impression that the Sinhalese hate Muslims and that there is communal disharmony in Sri Lanka?

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      If you have the racist attitude like this ,Srilanka will never develop ,it will always be poor. If Srilanka wants development ,it will be good idea to eliminate people this . Grease yakas should have been used for this.

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      Dear Kawanthissa, it is a pity you dont appreciate a good deed. You and others like you were licking the boots of muslim countries when everyone refused weapons during the war and now the very muslims are bad for you. This shows how ungrateful you are and others who follow your damn principles. If you so proud of your race why dont you stop financial assistance from muslim countries? Why cant you stop exporting to muslim countries? Why cant stop importing oil from muslim countries? Why cant you bring back your sinhalese working in muslim countries. Dont be a fool Kawanthissa. You are in a dream world. This bubble will explode one day…… continue to dream.

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        [Edited out]… what bubble u idiot. will will explode all muslim buildings soon. u continue to dream on making Sri Lanka a muslim country. we do all we want in Sri Lanka., u dont have to engage in our decision makings. you are not proper pure Sri Lanknas. get lost

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          You must get a lesson from Hamas to explode buildings. You know only to explode Stone-Quarries. You bombed the LTTE using the weapons from Pakistan and now you explode “Battas” or what? Sri Lanka will remain a county for all races and not only for you. From where did your race come you idiot? Your origins are india so you are also a foreigner in Sri Lanka. Only the veddhas can talk the way you talk. So go back to India before you talk about your rights. You get lost to india…

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          You are too pushy rashy boy, mind yourself that you are just a hiding crustacen in the shallow hollows of the microcosmic game, Keep you vitriolic reflexes in front of the toilet mirror.

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      And your evil is known to all on this forum. Its people like you who are destroying our country. Before calling someone else racist look at your self in the mirror. Remember when you point one finger at another there are 4 pointing back at you.
      Your comment simply shows that you cannot live in peace with others because of your own prejudices !

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      Kavantissa,

      It is you kind of Lazy, uncivilised, ungratful Sinhala Racist bast….s that spread hatred in Sri Lanka.

      If you are a Sinhala Lazy Mutt who do not have any Vision for future, no values, no proper family life, always drinking Kasippu, a robber and a cheater……it is your problem.

      That doesn’t make you justify to slang at a hardworking and industrious community. Atleast Muslims are not a burden to the Government or to the society like you are. It is their taxes that Government survive to feed you lazy as…s ho…es.

      Therefore learn to work hard and make your own money and progress in life and give your own Dansala without been a Lazy crook mutt spredding hatered anmong communities.

      Learn to be appreciative and be thankful for the free Vegetarian Biryani our Muslim Brothers serve, than been an uncivilised, uncultured, ungrateful, rowdy bast…d.

      It is Sinhala Racist Bast….s like you who drink water from the river and thanking the ocean. You are a shame to the name Kavantissa you carry. Looks like you are a Ker…tissa.

      Learn to be civilised man. This is 21st century.

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      Do you know Muslim businessmen and others who have money have always contributed money for the erection of Pandals and having Wesak Dansalas. That is nothing new and not done for any fear but done with goodwill. Some Buddhists do not understand the goodwill of others and find fault with others because they, such Buddhists, do not have confidence in their faith and in themselves. Muslims have confidence in their faith so they do not mind helping other faiths.

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        Lanka Muslim, UK

        “….. such Buddhists, do not have confidence in their faith…..”

        You are absolutely correct.

        Most Buddhists don’t have confidence in their faith because they lack the intelligence to understand Buddha’s teachings!

        Peace Dove

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      Muslims are not feared of anybody in the world. They are only obeying to the order of Almighty Allah. For giving charity, ethnicity is not a criteria. But this imthiyas family is involved with other religious activities as part is questionable in islamic perspective.

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        Musthafa,
        I see you put your Almighty Allah and his Koran above the constitution. What you want is a theocratic system with Allah at its head and Allah’s law, Sharia interpreted by a ruling body of clerics. That is absolutely incompatible with democracy. In that there is no room for a secular political system in which all people are treated as equals. What Imthiyas family did is good but I think it’s an eyewash to hook wink the mass until Muslims increase their numbers here.

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          Suspecting one’s good deed is natural in the mind of one who is ‘no nothing’ and had no direction for himself.

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      Charity or giving someone to eat is such a good act that should be appreciated irrespective of beliefs.

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    proselytizers? :D

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    or birth control food?

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    Good work, fantastic brother Imthiyas

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    If you go to a muslim shop, they talk really nice. but they cheat you. they are simply destroying our country. By giving a’dansela’they cant wipe out the fact that they are bad people.

    i stopped going to muslim shops when i got to know that im been cheated. i hate muslims because of that reason.

    even if you trust an animal, you cant trust a muslim

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      @Sha There are cheaters in all communities.

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      IF YOU HAVE CHEATED PEOPLE THEN THE SAME THING HAPPENS TO YOU!!

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      I have two words for you! Ignorant [Edited out]

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        Each religion is perfect but we people are not! So don’t shame the religion/ insult religion………

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      Sha

      If you go to a Tamil shops they write date and then write the prices of each item you bought.

      When they add,they add the date as well.

      If you thought something was wrong with the totals however much you try you will never find out the con.

      In the case of Sinhalese shop keepers, if you protest that you are being cheated, the police arrives shortly and you are taken away for questioning.

      You know all about questioning Sri Lankan style.

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      Sha, your attitude is appalling & an example of the sad state of humanity these days.. I lived down Havelock road for most of my life & the dansala run by the three wheel stand has been done for years and most of the contributors being muslims.. we all took initiative and did it with so much community spirit whatever religion we came from..
      To cheat or lie or do anything u don’t have to be muslim, Buddhist, Christian or tamil.. each individual is responsible for their own actions & it has nothing to do with religion or race..
      Don’t get me wrong.. but if I was to judge Sinhalese based on ur response, it would be pathetic.. but that’s the difference, I know too many broad minded intelligent & amazing friends & family who are Sinhalese & of many religions..& I am not ignorant and foolish to make my mind up on a whole race just co’z of a few individuals.. And I truly believe that each person is responsible for their own actions & it has nothing to do with any race..
      The reason for Sri Lankas biggest downfall is ignorance like this, people forget to think as humanbeings.. we forget we all love,get angry, feel sadness happiness pain all the same what ever religion or race we come from.. wish people would actually look a bit beyond the walls of the well…Sad!

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      Sha!
      I am just horrified by your comments about Muslims. Maybe, as among people of ALL faiths, races, classes, etc, there are bad eggs, but I have the most marvellous (SL) Muslim friends whom I got to know when i was about 30, & few people could have been kinder or more generous or gone out of their way so much for us (& for others) as they have. The hospitality we have enjoyed in the homes of some of their relations too over the years is something I was rarely able to return but they understood why & have never ceased to welcome us. Because most of us are now old and quite unwell we see much less of each other but I know I could always go to their homes and be welcomed.

      Besides them, your shocking comment about Muslim shops makes me think immediately of a gem of a shopkeeper (M, about 40) who is neither dishonest nor destroying anything.

      Rather it is the thoughts and comments & inclination to generalise — from individual or unfortunate experiences — like yours — that contributes to destroying what is good in this country.

      In fact, I can only see loving or non-loving individuals now among the people I know and they span all our religions & cultures/ethnicities & faiths.

      Your comments terrify me, as does the behaviour of aggressive clergy — from any religion.

      manel f

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        Manel, when my father in law died, he bequeathed some portion of his wealth to those who served him and to some of the poor people he associated with. Among others, Menike who looked after my children got a twenty perch of land. Heenbanda my father in laws driver fell ill and could not work. However he was paid his salary till he died. I could add more, by my family and others close to us, but the point I wish to make is that despite all our good intentions and humanitarianism, an attempt is being made by contributors like LESTER, LEELA,etc, using their own pen names and masquerading as others , to paint the Muslims as scheming cheaters, exclaiming hosannas to the BBS and other racist elements. The wife of a very close Buddhist friend, the daughter of a very prominent Buddhist, says that she includes us in her prayers for a little favor we did which had a lasting impact on her family. These morons do not for a moment think the immense damage they are doing to this fabric of our society. Anyway theirs is a plan based on falsehood and hatred and is bound to fail!

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          Dear Jamal,

          People like Lester, Leela, Sha, Kawantissa etc., represent the scum of the earth. Please don’t dignify such skunk by allowing their vile comments to hurt you.

          Genuine Buddhists will always love and respect those like your father-in-law for his meritorious deeds.

          Peace Dove

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      Sha, In a life threatening situation if a Muslim gives you a hand and its your only solution, what would you do ?
      If you go to your new found sinhala kade mudalali and ask him for a box of matches and if for a fleeting moment he or you think, that if i give him the money will he give me the box of matches or if i give him the box of matches will he give me the money, where do you stand?
      Faith is one pillar of life lean on it.. it will help you.

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      If you go to a muslim shop, they talk really nice. but they cheat you.

      Absolutely true. This is why I also avoid doing business at Muslim shops. It is not just Sri Lanka. When I was in India several months ago, the Muslim 3 wheeler driver was paid a commission by the Muslim shopowner to bring random passengers to his shop.

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        Obsession gone wild, tat tat

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        Lester… you are a jester! When you go to India (0r for that matter any Country) you are a Tourist. The Taxi drivers are smart enough to recognize lazy gullible Tourists like you who seek their help to obtain bargains.. and when they take you to a shopkeeper they know, you get the goods and he gets the bargain! simple as that!
        It happens to tourists in Srilanka too! And all other Countries!
        Any shopkeeper talks to you nicely, you should be smart enough to know it.Islam or any other Religion is not to blame for dishonesty.

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          @ Mohamed Fazly:

          This three-wheeler driver did not cheat me; in fact, he had a very low fixed rate. The rate was purposely low because he needed time to take tourists to the Muslim shops. A very clever tactic. But it did not succeed as I and my friends did not buy anything from the shop he took me to; we got a better deal at a Tamil shop.

          It does not happen to tourists in Sri Lanka, if they go in the 3 wheeler with a meter reader.

          There is no excuse for dishonesty. If Muslim businessmen have a reputation for dishonesty, there is some logic behind it. Anyone who has experienced their aggressive and underhand tactics will know this. That is why I avoid Muslim shops not just in Sri Lanka, but everywhere in the world. I go to Arabic restaurants, but that is only because the prices are fixed in advance.

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            Lester, today you see SAUDI ARABIA Stopped the OIL, Oman gave onlye little to Sri Lanka, other Arab countries has refused, then your minister is trying Malayasia. do they get ? Well you push push push like this then general Sinhala will get effected, soon 2 million of House Maids will be coming back home then you can feed them, You have to understand the truth that Stil Sinhala is backward people whom really rely on Muslims in the world. Well also the monk that burnt himself, he burnt for a CoW or he was scared of getting caught to the Girls he molest rated in Kandy? i think you been to Middle East and earned sometimes back then you built a house, now you suddetly became angry with Muslims as you were a Slave in Middle East and living wiht your kids… this is normal for person like you. better go fly a kite. still you are a slave of Middle East. inclding MR

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            Good! Lester, for the rest of your life avoid muslim traders shops.And before you purchase anything from another shop, just make sure its owner is not a Muslim, so that your valuable buck(rupee) does not help fill the muslim owners coffers.

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        Next time someone cheats you or anyone else, encourage them to report it to consumer affairs on Tel..0117 755 455.. So that next time that person does not cheat another…. ( pararthakami wemu…rata hadamu…)

        Anyone who takes a person to a shop for shopping has an understanding that the driver gets a commission. Any hotel, jewellery shop, restaurant, etc, etc… This is common practice in all parts of the world… contact anyone in the trade… Ministry of tourism will definitely will be able to help you…

        Please also update us as to what the people in the trade said….

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          Anyone who takes a person to a shop for shopping has an understanding that the driver gets a commission.

          I am not talking about drivers hired in advance by hotels to take tourists around. This bugger was picking random tourists off the street, and driving them to Muslim shops.

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            Well then that you are a dumb idiot must be written all over you. I am also happy you don’t shop at Muslim owned shops. You probably don’t realize you are being cheated by non-Muslim shop keepers, being the dumbo you are! :)

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            I think this Lester bugger never been out of Sri Lanka in his life. This bugger was lying that he has been in abroad, in North America! Ask this bugger to go to Thailand and get into a Buddhist three wheeler, they will show how collect commission from the shop owners. Without knowing this simple fact he copies something from fake Internet and write pages. What a shame.

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              Read as……how they collect….

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            How do you know the Tuck Tuck is not owned by the shop
            owner?And how do you know, the tourists the driver
            brings definitely by from this shop?Is that shop the
            only one in the corner?Where on earth customers are
            forced to buy goods?You perhaps were driving tourists
            in Srilanka to guest houses and shops for commissions
            and your experience applied here with the tendency of
            jealousy and stinginess playing the role of your
            lifestyle.What’s wrong even with the shop owner pulling
            crowd to his store for a commission,if the customers are
            happy about what they get for their money?And as for your
            ranting and raving of Islam,Quran and its prophet,just
            look at what Thomas Carlyle had to say “Call it not false,
            look not at the falsehood of it,look at the truth of it,
            for, these twelve hundred centuries it has been the religion
            and the life – guidance of the fifth part of the whole
            kindred of mankind.”

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        YOU SAY THAT WHEN YOU GO TO A MUSLIM SHOP THEY TALK NICELY TO YOU.
        WELL IS IT BAD TO TALK NICELY TO YOUR CUSTOMER? THAT IS PART OF BUSINESS. THEN YOU GO ON TO SAY AND THEN THEY CHEAT YOU.
        WELL IF YOU KNOW YOU ARE BEING CHEATED AND STILL YOU BUY IT FROM HIM, YOU ARE A LUNATIC.
        YOU IDIOT LESTER DO YOU KNOW THAT IN SRI LANKA.TOURIST GUIDES AND
        TOURIST CAR DRIVERS TAKE THE TOURISTS TO SHOPS KNOWN TO THEM.OBVIOUSLY THEY WILL GET A COMMISSION,WHICH IS WHAT BUSINESS IS ALL ABOUT.

        LESTER THERE IS NOTHING YOU KNOW AND YOU WANT TO MAKE A COMMENT
        ON EVERYTHING.

        WHY DONT YOU TAKE A BREAK FROM YOUR ISLAM AND MUSLIM BASHING AND GAIN SOME MERIT.

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        @Lester
        Your comments proves that ur an uncivilized, ignorant fool who haven’t really moved with a muslim ever..
        you don’t have to be a muslim to cheat.. you can be anyone for that matter!
        I am a muslim and I sleep well at night coz I have never cheated anyone in my life and every cent I earn is fair and hard earned.. & my very own Sinhalese friends have told me that no harm will ever befall me or my generation becz of our honesty and fairness.. and these are the values we’ve been brought up with! & from childhood we have been taught that we should not even touch a cent that wasn’t truthfully earned and at all times be honest with ur product when selling.. And I know everyone around me is like that so I know for sure for a fact u have definitely not met any proper muslims of class who truly live by our teachings or uve hardly ever moved with any muslims at all! Anyways I don’t have to justify it to you, as you are a no one but a burden on mother Lanka.. as this world is for everyone to live peacefully and u nor I have the right to claim it!
        Unlike you, I have moved with amazing intelligent Sinhalese, SO i am not a foolto make up my mind that all Sinhalese are like the theif who broke into my house or the corner shop owner who is a Sinhalese who cheats or the rowdy threewheel driver or the pervert bus conducter.. I would be no different to a fool like you to base my judgement like that.. i know there is no medicine for fools like you.. i just feel sad for mother Lanka as fools like you are nothing but a burden with menaces! whether u like it or not Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims & burgers are one family & even overseas we moves as a SRI LANKAN family immaterial of race and religion! deal with it!

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        On a day trip if happened a commotion in your underbelly will you refuse to poo in if you’re lent a Muslim toilet, or will you prefer to wad in your socks?

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        You fool you only go to India. Go to Thailand. Those Buddhist – took, took (three wheeler) drivers will not only take you to one shop, many shops, even without asking you! Everywhere, they are paid commission. Check this with anyone who has gone to Thailand as tourist, they will tell you. You are really a Mug, empty nut, you think you are writing great things. All are bull shit. I heard one of your loved one was ran way with a Muslim boy and she is looked after by this boy very well. So, just keep quit, let them enjoy the life. They will never reborn as monkey, donkey…. Each will be given 72 vergins in the haven. But you will not. You will only be in the pig, monkey, donkey….circle and suffer forever.

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        @ Lester,

        Paying commission to taxi drivers for bringing the customers happens everywhere. If you go to Thailand it is very common. They are buddhists, not muslims. Even in Sri Lanka tourists guide get commissionds from shops. Come down to this earth Mr. lester

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          I am not talking about tourist guides. (Sinhalese) Sri Lankan taxi drivers also cheat, but they do not have special deals with shopowners. (Sinhalese) Sri Lankan taxi drivers will cheat by charging a high rate; if there is a profit, it is for themselves only. When a Muslim taxi driver in India cheats, he is doing so in the interests of the Muslim business community.

          I do not care about Thailand as it has no relevance.

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            Lester, after all these responses you seem not to understand that a foreigner in another country is first deemed a tourist and taxi drivers/three wheeler drivers can spot a tourist in a minute. It happens all over the World.
            Sir, you need to be fumigated.!

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              Taxi drivers can spot a tourist, but only Muslim taxi drivers try to take tourists to Muslim shops. This is a big scam.

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            We care about Thailand. It is a Buddhist country. There – took, took (three wheeler) drivers are paid commission by the Buddhist chop owners for the passengers whom they pick on the road. Idot, you fool, you would have born to a bitch, for you if a poor muslim driver takes commission from a shop owner it will go to muslim jihad. If a Buddhist monk take it won’t go to a Buddhist Jihad! Buddhist jihad was over 1000 years older then Muslim jihad.

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              An idiot like you who cannot even spell properly has obviously never been to Thailand. I would be surprised if Thai three wheeler drivers actually engage in this practice. This is just the Islamic imagination at work, yet again.

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              This shows how illeterate are

              I think you have only been to India! That too as a patient, transferred from Angoda to Keelpakkam Mental

              you first go and see the wonders of Buddhis.m in Thailand as well as took-took! Go and see there how the buddhist took-took drivers are taking commissions from the shop owners!

              Being a junior school master in a remote school in North America (that s what you said, but we doubt it) is not going to help you to develop your spellings or general knowledge!

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              Read as : This shows how illeterate are you……..

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              Read as: This shows how illeterate you are

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        Joining the club, you have gone erratic? Repeal your testimony Lester, to be true to the worship of the one, the wild one, Odin.

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      I have been cheated by some Sinhala shop-owners after talking to me nicely but I do not hate all the Sinhalese and want to live with animals.

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    Wonderful story. I wish others would spread the word about similar such inter-faith gatherings which I am sure happen regularly across the country

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      Akay

      “The delicious vegetarian rice & curry meal offered was cooked in the typical Buriyani style by Muslim cooks.”

      No meat No Monks.

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        But monkos are meaty.

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    The Muslims have nothing to fear and they can continue being patriotic citizens of Sri Lanka. Cannot say the same of the Editorial group at the Colombo Telegraph who use the freedom of speech to spread hatred in Lanka. We must now adopt the Barak /USA style snoop to find out who spreads rumours. Where else is the media as free as it is in Sri Lanka?

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      There’s some truth in this comment about Colombo Telegraph ! I had felt the same. They have this ‘pinching the baby and rocking the cradle’ style. Intentional or unintentional, I don’t know.

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        ‘Pinching the booby and frolicking the nether’ could be greatly meaningful..

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        Rifka, the ‘rocking the cradle and pinching the baby ‘ is a national pastime of all the Governments of the past and the presents, more evidently of the present.Take a look at all the recent political issues and the turmoils of day to day problems as to
        how it starts(the pinch) and how its debated (rocked) and finally cradled!
        So, why single out the Colombo Telegraph.!

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      OMG ? Are u suffering from Dementia or living on a totally unexplainable planet to see that the media is as free as it is in SL ?????????????????????…. You kind of ilk only fertilize idiots to loot the country. That is it. Check it out the correct reports of crime investigations, and listen to numerous source of news, then you the idiots can PERHAPS help changing your brain washed mindsets.

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        Samsonizing the Leeloized odyssey?

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      I find it difficult to comprehend your line of reasoning… You blame the media for inciting racial tension when our government itself is involved in it.

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      @Peter Casie Chetty

      How many US journalists have been killed, abducted or been beaten up because they wrote against Barack Obama and his government?

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        None!

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      kasi, what are talking about you ignorant fool. what do you know about press freedom. if there is such a freedom in sri lanka as you say , why have the journalists gone missing and several got killed. what a stupid idiot you are. all sinhala leaders from the time of independence have been notorious liars. you crawl to the sinhala race for your own survival. i asked you several times to tell me about your origins as i know you are not a sinhala geezer. you are accusing colombo telegraph of spreading racial hatred. i do not think so. they are simply speaking the truth. you must be a real thicko to come out with a statement like that. by the way how come you go along with racist groups like jhfu, bbfs, patriotic f front etc. are you frightened to accuse them. you say muslims have nothing to fear. as long as jhfu, bbfs, patriotic f front and other sundries are there of course ethnic minorites have to every reason to fear. i tell you i just can’t stand you. you are such an ignorant scum.

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      sri lanka ranks high in the list of countries with journalists in exile. given the population of sri lanka, such stats are a national shame. being able to criticize oneself or their own nation is a noble characteristic. even the americans attempt war crimes trials when their acts are exposed.

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    This is just a show, We saw how Muslims shout in favor of Halal although It’s scam only a few against that. Some of the Muslims whom I know have Sinhala girl friends. I can imagine how they treat their girl friends. They might silently with stand everything since they have no way to correct what they have done. These are called Islamic tactics.

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      WHY DO YOUR SINHALESE GIRLS,GO WITH MUSLIM BOYS- M O N E Y !!!!

      YOU SAY YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW THEY TREAT THEM .

      ARE YOU A “P – – P”?

      COULD YOU SAY WHAT THESE MUSIM TACTICS ARE?

      YOU MUST BE NOW WONDERING WHY YOU EVER MADE THIS COMMENT.

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        I didn’t want to talk about love affairs. I don’t know why they go with Muslims. If you think they go for money I feel so sorry about your guys. What I wanted to said that even though Muslims demand halal products they don’t adhere to Islamic teaching. Muslims can get married only with girls whose religions are mentioned in people of book. So no Buddhist and Hindu girls. And if a Muslim think if his/her religion is peaceful he/she must know that quran has mentioned “let no compulsion to religion”. Therefore Muslims cant ask girls to convert to Islam because of marriage.

        Read This:
        http://qa.sunnipath.com/issue_view.asp?HD=1&ID=2267&CATE=10

        In previous comment I didn’t mention that there are some Muslim women too married to non Muslims like Buddhist. But as I know they go for their Buddhist husband not because of money but for love, affection, kindness and protection.

        Even though I try to clarify everything by using your religions I don’t recognize Islam as a religion due to contradictions that lead to brutal killings and wars. You can apostate Islam and be a Christian because Christians also worship same god.

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          NOT LOVE AFFAIRS. THIS IS SIMPLY PROSTITUTION

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            Yeah it may be. It’s nice to hear that Muslims go to prostitutes by a Muslim. Thanks for being a human than a Muslim. Keep it up your good work. Tell your Muslim friends to stop of these things not for your religion but for preventing STDs.

            Muslim girls whom got married to Buddhists we treat like Queens not only them but their families too.

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          Muslims can get married only with girls whose religions are mentioned in people of book.

          That is right. In England, Sweden, France, etc. the Muslim guys go after non-Muslim girls. It has led to a big problem in England, because gangs of Pakistani men force young white girls into prostitution. Most of the rapes in Scandinavian countries are committed by men from Islamic nations. This is the real interpretation of “hijab”; if you don’t wear hijab, then a man has the right to abuse you. Of course, if there is a war, then hijab doesn’t matter; thousands of women have been raped in Syria.

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            Sri Lankan Muslims think in same way. They think all women in western countries like bad women. Some times same thing apply to non Muslim girls who are friend of Muslims. One day a Muslim guy told me, pointing to a girl, she is not good( He used the relevant word but I can’t put it here) then I asked why he replied me with a hilarious reason.

            “She wear short skirts. She always smile and talk with anybody….”

            I cant remember other reasons. May be the “AYMAN” who has replied to my comment think in same way. Some times non Muslim women think a Muslim does not need her for a relationship because he’s already married. But for Muslim, they shouldn’t think in that way because even a religious Muslim has another 3 to get. Also hijab segregate women as you said. Specially it make Muslim minds to recognize a girl without a hijab as a bad girl.

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      Ah the not so intelligent Buddhie :)

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        ha ha ha mussie, read my above comment and understand what I want to tell.

        I’ m very sorry because I said mussies to Muslims. We all are human beings, Human beings do mistake. But Muslims are Mr. Beans so I think my new word is more suitable to you. Read Below

        —————————————————————-***********************muzzrats*********************************—————————————————————-

        This site is also so funny. They think this is the only dansala that was organized by Muslims in Sri Lanka throughout the history. Don’t forget higher number of Sinhalese Buddhists sacrifice their lives to save Muslims from LTTE in eastern province.

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          THANKS FOR SACRIFICING YOUR LIVES TO SAVE US.

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            Welcome

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          Punac eater, your whistle with your finger in your ass, tongue over, your will get the taste of nirvana.

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    This is not a new invention! Muslims thought the history are helping Dansala by whatever possible way. This is well known to majority of the Buddhists. Fellows like Kavintiss are jealous, because being a Buddhist he could not do ir. he could only hate it.

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      Read as through out

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        [Edited out], sinahalles dont eat muslim food. ( only cheap sinhalees eat form muslims ) becs Sinahalees are aryan decendents and they dont eat from cheap muslims

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          Good, what you said was all those ate this food were cheap Singhalese. Better go and tell this to the 3 wheel drivers who organized this Dansala. You better tell them in Sinhala.

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    As I got to know muslims going back to my days in SL, was two decades ago. There were nice youth from Beruwala. I like their well displined attitudes whatever the religion they respected. Buddhists – I mean so called ones seem to have nothing but just have been born to buddhist families. If one would study it properly, how many of among the rising crime doers belong to buddhists and muslims and other religious groups ? There you will clearly see, many of the them are born buddhists. Sure the marjority of the nation are buddhists, but today, the name of buddhism, some ministers continue money exortions in and out of Kelaniya areas – these are facts, but the rulers keep quiet not taking any legal action agaist those ministers. It is proved by Balumgala sender lately, that there are sinhala buddhist provincial council MPs (Wiraj Mendis) from Hikkaduwa has been threatning poor families in the areas with the patronage of state police. Victims mourn loosing their own lands being deceived by those thugs, they have become helpless in that areas, who would take action against them, no body. Donot the thug ministers, thuggish president know about the incidents – they are well informed, but no actions, that is the situation before the fallen nation today. How many of callers added their views against the particular politicians, there were many – all of them came with that they have been threaten by particular Mendis and his gangster groups. Women in that area are targeted for their sex abuses. May be Mervin and all other thuggish ministers are behind all these and that could be reason why the POLICE in Hikkaduwa failed to react wholeheartedly. If the country^s president has a RIGHT BACKBONE, nothing like this could have happened. His indulgence is his executive power. He appointed any unqualified person to the top position, so as the weak foundation could break the house, noting will end up with anticipated success, instead, stack of new problems will add to the loaded of unsolved puzzles. This is the ground reality for beaten SRILANKA today.

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    A good deed indeed. Most people in SL loves anything given free.

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      Not only Sri Lanka but around the world. See the mail order coupons they send at Macys, JC Pennys, Best buy, Sears etc.

      Go to any special half price Restaurants anywhere around the world.

      See what a crowd gathers at Ben & Jerry when offered free Ice cream.

      Please don’t talk Bullshit of only in Sri Lanka.

      Only thing Sri Lanka Politicised Free Giving……giving free only to family members.

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    FROM THE COMMENTS,WE CAN SEE THE THINKING OF THE SINHALA BUDDHIST,
    AFTER GORMANDIZING ON “HALAL” BIRIYANI!!!
    THE IMTYHIYAS BROS. WILL NOT GET ANY REWARD FROM ALLAH SINCE IT
    IS COMMEMORATING A NON- MUSLIM FESTIVAL.

    FROM THE COMMENTS WE CAN SEE THAT THEY HAVE GOT A ‘KICK ON THEIR ARSE”
    FROM THOSE WHO ATE THEIR BIRIYANI.

    “NO LIMIT” GAVE 2 MILLION FOR THE KANDY PERAHERA AND WE KNOW HOW HE GOT PAID BACK.

    “FASHION BUG” STARTED THEIR BUSINESS WITH PIRITH AND WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.

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      Ayman

      Take it easy.

      Both Kawantissa and Sha are incurable racists. Based on their comments.

      Hope your IQ is not so low to judge Sinahalese people based on two racist idiots commenting above.

      I am a Sinhalese Buddhist (label given at birth).

      But, I am with Imthiyas brothers on this one, whole heartedly. I apprecaite their gesture well. I consider them to be exeplary citzens of Sri Lanka, worthy of emulation, by all others.

      Racism and intolerance is not a Sri Lankan invention. Not exclusive to Sinhalese or Buddhists. All are really good at it. Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Burghers, Malays and even “Native Veddahs”.

      Defeating racism is a responsibility of all of us.

      May god bless Mohamed Imtiyas and his brothers!

      Prethi Vesak mate!

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        Ben you forgot to mention that cowardly racist LESTER. Perhaps he falls into a category so low you could not reach below to get the expression out!!

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          Lester was a pig in his previous birth. That is why he is eating shit of others in this birth.

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            I will zakat to pigs, but not to a Muslim.

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              Are you an Odin worshipper, I wonder lately?

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              Giving only to your family eh?

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              Charity begins at home they say so give it by all means!

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              You eat shit. There is no zakat it you pig.

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              You talk about shit, amudes, and prostitution the whole day. I wonder who your mother is.

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              You can eat even Shit. Muslims are not bothered!

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        This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy
        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

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      Ayman,

      You say “THE IMTYHIYAS BROS. WILL NOT GET ANY REWARD FROM ALLAH SINCE IT
      IS COMMEMORATING A NON- MUSLIM FESTIVAL”.

      Are you implying that Allah is a racist?

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        IT IS NOT THT ALLH IS A RACIST.IT IS NOT IMPLIED.
        MUSLIMS HAVE TO ABIDE BY THE COMMANDS OF ALLAH,IF NOT THAY HAVE TO PAY THE PRICE.I IS JUST THAT.
        LET ME TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL EVERYONE,THAT WE RESPECT YOUR RLIGION AND VALUES BUT THN REMMBER THAT IT HAS TO BE MUTUAL.
        IF WE CAN JUST UNDERSTND THIS THERE IS NOHING FOR US TO BE DEBATING.

        WHEN THE PAGANS OF ARABIA WANTED THE PROPHET AND HIS FOLLOWERS TO WORSHIP THEIR MULTIPLE DEITIES AND IF THEY DID THAT THEY WOULD FOLLOW ISLAM.THE FOLLOWING QURANIC VERSE WAS REVELED

        Say you, O infidels!

        I worship not that you worship.

        And nor you worship what I worship.

        And I shall not worship what you worshiped.

        And nor you shall warships what I warship.

        For you, your religion. and for me my religion.

        IF WE PRACTICE OUR RELIGIONS AS WE SHOULD THERE WILL BE NO PROBLEM AT ALL.

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        There are some guys like him in Islam. Please do not take it serious. Just ignore it. We believe Allah is a God for all human being as well and he provide food through several sources Imthias is one such source on that day for those who went there to eat at Dansala. First look at yourself, then your neighbor, he can be belongs to any religion or faith. Singhalese are our neighbors. More closer then our relations. I am writing this not to please anyone. This is simply Islam.

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      Giving to the poor/ helping someone in need etc are just that. You don’t have to look for the religion/race/what that person believes in/ the color of the skin etc. You get rewarded for your good deeds if the intention is good! Vise versa……

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      Muslims may not have had a dansala before like the Imthiyas brothers did at Swarna Road, but as Muslims living in Sri Lanka we have always contributed to the Dansalas in the neighborhood. Any Dansala organiser in a Muslim neighborhood would vouch for this. I suppose what Imthiyas did was an extension of this. I live in Dehiwella and I know how much my Muslim friends contributed to this. This is appreciated by our neighbour. This is not due to fear but participating in a community event.

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    Mahadana Muththa

    Allas of Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Jain……….is/are not racist(s) only man is vile.

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    well done Ya Umatth -this is what you call wisdom, The Noble Buddah said none is not blammed ,the good is also blamed ,the bad is also blamed, so do not give into negative comments ,I salute you brothers keep it up. distroy hate with Love and spread your wings of peace.

    Let us send a strong message to the small minority of haters -That we have the blessing of the majority Sinhala community who appreciates goodness ,truth will prevail.and we Muslims Inshala intend reamining faithful Sri Lankans we are in no need to go anywhere ,this is our country too and all in it are our people too..keep up the good work form united sinhala,muslim Tamil Burgher friendship commitees and go and help the needy ,go to the Cancer ospital ,The Monk who lives in aTemple close by is avery humble person and helps people of all faiths ,go and support him . God is with you.

    Namo Namo mahatha !

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    Please visit the religion of peace website and learn facts.

    No point blaming one another and defending.

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    Dear Friends,

    Al-Quran is listing about to whom those charity need to be given as follows:

    Charities are meant for the indigent and needy, and

    those who collect and distribute them, and

    those whom you wish to win over, and for redeeming slaves (and captives) and

    those who are burdened with debt, and in the cause of God, and the wayfarers: So does God ordain.

    http://tanzil.net/#9:60

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      You are listing about only compulsary charity. Charity is much more than that. If you give food to anybody if they are in need of or not, still it is charity if you are doin it with good intention

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    Very good example set by our Muslims. Though we stick to our religious beliefs, we never discriminate against others who do not share our religious views. Islam has always commanded that we respect other religions and treat non-muslims as humans created by the same Creator as ours. I do hope more prosperous Muslim Sri Lankans will come forward with acts of this sort to strengthen and solidify the strong bonds between the Sinhalese and Muslims that have existed for such a long time despite the minor setbacks from time to time. Reminds me of Saradiel and his muslim aide Mammalay Marikkar of Utuwankanda fame. Personally, being a Muslim Im proud to say that most of my friends in Lanka are Sinhalese, whether at College, University or even in my many places of work. I cannot fathom why but I tend to relate much better with them than with my own compatriots even though we are from different religions. We even address one another as Machang and I hope this camaraderie persists whatever the external tensions created by extremist forces on both sides. Happy Vesak to our Machangs on the other side.

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      “I do hope more prosperous Muslim Sri Lankans will come forward with acts of this sort to strengthen and solidify the strong bonds between the Sinhalese and Muslims that have existed for such a long time despite the minor setbacks from time to time.”
      I do wish we present Sinhalese also reciprocate the same way to solidify the bonds. It has to be a mutual effort. Unfortunately, I asked my Muslim friends whether they have similar events like Vesak Dansala – they do not have it, so we need to find occasions to show our solidarity.
      In fact one Muslim said that it is better to look after few poor Sinhalese in the neighbourhood by giving even dry rations rather than give it to do a Dansala. According to him (it is true) at wayside Dansala’s people are forced to have food. Coming from Matara on Vesak day almost every few meters there was a dansala. Can we make attempts to divert the Dansala funds to something more sustainable or useful. Instead of wasting time on bashing other communities, lets think positively. Any constructive opinion on this.

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    It’s not the first time, a dansala was given with Muslim contribution. It’s been happenning for years (if not decades!). But it’s definitely the first time people are arguing about it!

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    Once I saw this I translated this item and shared in my wall @ FB. While most of them appreciating this good deed there are ‘fathwas’ about this. All the communities have pros & cons! Congratulation Mr. Imthiyas. Almighty Allah looks at our minds. That is our strong belief. Keep it up!

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    I am yet to see the Hadees that states that Islam prohibits Celebration of Prophet Mohamed (OWBP)birthday. Ayman can you quote the authority for me to refer.

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    Very good move by Muslims. Now others should reciprocate.

    Please visit “the religion of peace” website and learn facts about Islam without blaming everything.

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    Guys and girls,

    There are a lot of different views here for and against this act of giving by Muslims. I for one think this is an extraordinary act, at a time when people in Sri Lanka have found another reason to divide themselves. I am a Buddhist through and through and so were my parents and grandparents and their parents. But I have many Muslim friends too, who I have known for many years. There has never been any doubt in my mind of their sincerity to me or my family. I have friends from other faiths also and I can say the same about them as well. But as we all know in every society, in every faith you will get bad elements. In my opinion, BBS is one of them. We will never achieve peace and prosperity as a nation if we are divided by race, cast and religion. We should all just be Sri Lankan. BBS made so much noise about the Halal issue, and somehow got the Muslim clerics to agree to their (BBS) terms. I am sure they agreed only because these Muslim clerics themselves were making money on the halal certificates, which, most of the rest of the Muslim community did not like. Otherwise if these clerics were true to their faith, they would never have agreed. I live in a Muslim country now due to my work, and I know firsthand how charitable most of these people are. In this country the rulers lead by example doing their best for their citizens and also being fair to all us foreigners who live here.
    If BBS is a true Buddhist organization, which has been set up to fight social ills, such as gambling, drug trafficking, prostitution and a host of others that plague our country (including corrupt politicians) I am all for it. I will even become a member of it. But is this is an organization created by some ignorant idiots to further their own ambitions, then we should resist it whole heartedly. I have listened to some of their speeches and it shames me to see people who have made it their life’s ambition to spread the word of Lord Buddha, instead spread hate. This is totally unacceptable to say the least. So please whatever religion you maybe, whatever cast you are from, it doesn’t matter. Let’s just all get together and build a livable prosperous place for all our children to live in peace. After all we are all Sri Lankan.

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      Chanaka

      thank you. In the last 30 years since I moved to where I live as the only Muslim I have contributed to the Dhansala in the area in my small way. The priest visits my home with the organizers and I lay a white cloth for him before he is seated.

      He calls me “mahathaya” and I call him ” ape hamuduruwane”. I don’t think it has ever occurred to him that this is Muslim money and as Lester would have us believe, cheated from Sinhalese.

      There are wonderful people and among the one Sha or Lester would do to undo all the good

      Please don’t think I am crowing about something I wish others ought not know but I am saying this to say I see more racists of FB/CT than in real life

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    I too contributed for a dansala. Most people like to live together as a nation. It is just a few bad eggs who spew out this type of racial hatred. I dont think we smell that bad as we have to wash five times a day for prayers as well as take optional and obligatory bathes as cleanliness is given a very high priority in Islam. Application of perfume is reccomended. Maybe the smell is present in the minds of some people?

    “Truly, God loves those who turn unto Him in repentance and loves those who purify themselves.” (Quran 2:222)

    “O you who believe! When you intend to offer the prayer, wash your faces and your hands (forearms) up to the elbows, wipe your heads, and (wash) your feet up to the ankles. If you are in a state of Janaba (i.e. had a sexual discharge) purify yourself.” (Quran 5:6)

    “The key to the prayer (salah) is cleanliness, its beginning is takbir (saying Allahu Akbar) and its ending is salam (salutation).” (Abu Dawud, Taharah, 31: Tirmidhi, Taharah, 39

    “You are soon going to meet your brothers, so tidy your saddles and clothes. Be distinguished in the eyes of the people.” [Abu Dawud]

    “Had I not been afraid of overburdening my community, I would have ordered them to brush their teeth for every prayer.” [Bukhari]

    Aisha (Radiyallahu ta’ala ‘anha) narrates that: I used to perfume Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu ‘alahi wasallam) with the best scent available till I saw the shine of scent on his head and beard.(Bukhari)

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      Why don’t you quote the verses about war, slavery, and jizya? And tell the readers why Muslims can give zakat only to other Muslims.

      Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, a great scholar and Islamic historian says in his book “Zad al-Ma’ad”, part 1, p160:

      “Muhammad had many male and female slaves. He used to buy and sell them, but he purchased more slaves then he sold. He once sold one black slave for two. His purchases of slaves were more than he sold.”

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        What you conveniently missed out is that Prophet Muhammed was the first ruler in the history of the world to abolish slavery.

        He used buy more slaves and free them. He made freeing of slaves an act of good – take for example Bilal the first black man to accept his message

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          What you conveniently missed out is that Prophet Muhammed was the first ruler in the history of the world to abolish slavery.

          He used buy more slaves and free them. He made freeing of slaves an act of good – take for example Bilal the first black man to accept his message

          Are you trying to say that Muhammed only bought slaves to free them? Do you think anyone is going to believe such rubbish? :)

          Many slave owners, before they died, freed their slaves. That does not erase the fact that they owned slaves.

          That does not erase the fact that Muhammed owned thousands of slaves during his lifetime.

          Obviously, Muhammed believed slavery is okay

          What kind of “messenger of God” will own slaves?

          Religion of peace or comedy?

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            Also, Muhammed DID NOT abolish slavery. In fact, slavery was not abolished in Saudi Arabia till 1962.

            To correct my last post: Muhammed did not own thousands of slaves. According to Wikipedia, the number is 34.

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              CT READERS PLEASE NOTE:
              Slavery was practised from time immemorial ! None of the Bibilical prophets stopped the practice as it was part of their customs and heritage. It was practised in Europe and the US well into the twentieth century. @Lester seems to have forgotten his bestial origins and is portraying all of us as fools! How on earth can we judge a society of 1400 years ago by today’s customs. Even today’s practises probably may be considered archaic by jester Lester’s progeny in another 1000 years. As for the number of slaves the Prophet retained four ( including his wife Mariam the Copt). The rest were all freed. In fact one was referred to as his adopted son.
              The jester Lester also keeps referring to the ‘ Kill ‘ verses conveniently omitting the war context. In a war scenario, one does not expect the forces to preach Bana but to egg the troops to fight and be victorious? What about the concomitant verses warning not to transgress the rules of war? Not to kill women, children and old folk? What about the verses encouraging CHARITY, FORGIVENESS, MERCY, KINDNESS, MANUMISSION OF SLAVES ETC ETC in normal times?
              I think it is time that CT Filter the vile distortions of this psychopath, whose sole aim is to whip up Buddhist sentiments against the Muslims to ethnically cleanse Sri Lanka from Muslim presence!

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              Slavery was practiced in Jesus’ time, but Jesus did not own slavery.

              Slavery was practiced in Buddha’s time, but Buddha did not willingly own any slaves.

              Slavery was practiced in Guru Nanak’s time, but Guru Nanak did not own slaves.

              Slavery was practiced in Muhammed’s time; Muhammed willingly owned 50 slaves. He took slaves after winning battles. He bought slaves from the public market. He owned slaves till the day of his death. He even married some of his female slaves.

              CHARITY, FORGIVENESS, MERCY, KINDNESS… slaughtering hundreds of unarmed Jews in the market, and calling Jews apes and pigs. Yes, a religion of peace!

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        Ayatullah Lester has enunciated a new Fatwa on zakat.
        Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, a great scholar and Islamic historian says in his book “Zad al-Ma’ad”, part 1, p160:
        I have the book referred to and in vol 1 p 160 I do not find the sentences quoted above. It is only a part of the subject the “Prophets wives.”. Perhaps he readable distorted Pali version.

        Jiziyya was a poll tax paid by the non-muslims to the state. Remember the Muslims also paid the Zakat. These levies were extracted from only those who were able to pay (i.e the poor were exempt.). In return the non-muslims were entitled to protection in the event of war. The non-muslims were not required to fight for their protection as this was the responsibility of the Muslims in exchange for payment of the jizya. The Muslims did not enjoy this waver. It is a recorded fact that the Prophet (S) made no distinction between Muslim and non-Muslim and he helped many JEWS out of ZAKAT funds collected from only MUSLIM sources.

        Islamaphobe Lester’s HATRED & MALICE to the Muslims & DISTORTION OF TRUTH will never end till the tumor in his brains does us all a favour.

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          “Perhaps he readable distorted Pali version” should read Perhaps he read it from a distorted Pali version.

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          . It is a recorded fact that the Prophet (S) made no distinction between Muslim and non-Muslim and he helped many JEWS out of ZAKAT funds collected from only MUSLIM sources.

          Verses 2:63-65, 5:59-60, and 7:166 in Quran tell us what Muhammed thought about Jews. In 2:63-65, Muhammed calls Sabbath-breaking Jews apes. In 7:166, Jews are again called apes. In 5:59 – 60, Allah turns Jews into apes and pigs:

          Say, “Shall I inform you of [what is] worse than that as penalty from Allah ? [It is that of] those whom Allah has cursed and with whom He became angry and made of them apes and pigs and slaves of Taghut. Those are worse in position and further astray from the sound way.”

          http://quran.com/5

          I have given the link, in case Jamal has torn this page from his Quran, as well.

          We should not forget the execution of 400 – 900 Jews at Banu Qurazaya, on the orders of Muhammed:

          “The Apostle of Allah…. passed an order: He who is subjected to razors (i.e. the male) should be killed, women and children should be enslaved and property should be distributed… Then he commanded them to be brought into al-Madinah where ditches were dug in the market. The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, sat with his Companions and they were brought in small groups. Their heads were struck off.”

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banu_Qurayza

          Now let me address the final issue, zakat. It is forbidden to Muslims to give zakat to non-Muslims:

          “There is scholarly consensus (ijma`) that zakat cannot be given to non-Muslims, as mentioned by Ibn al-Mundhir, Kasani, Ibn Qudama, Buhuti, and others.

          Muwaffaq Ibn Qudama, a great Hanbali Imam, says in his Mughni:

          We do not know of any difference of opinion among the people of knowledge (ahl al-`ilm) that zakat on wealth cannot be given to a kafir. Ibn al-Mundhir said, There is consensus of all those whose positions we know from the people of knowledge that a non-Muslim (dhimmi) cannot be given any zakat.”

          http://qa.sunnipath.com/issue_view.asp?HD=1&ID=1527&CATE=5

          I have quoted from a Muslim website, which readers may verify for themselves.

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            SOB, Lester), ZAKATH IS only for Muslims. It is a charity for needy Muslims by Muslims.

            SOB, there is another charity called Sadaka in Islam which can be given to non-Muslims as well and there is no maximum limit for it. One can give whatever amount he wish.

            Buddha says in Nirwana chapters 5, 19, 22…..

            Killing a Brahmin is not a sin! Killing an ant is sin! So kill as much as Brahmins!

            Killing is an act of Charity!

            Those who Kills an infidel will not suffer from Kermic returns!

            Putting unbelievers to death carries no Sin or Kermic returns!

            “How can one kill another when…… all is emptiness” by this Buddha justifies killing. Kill anyone, anything and everything because emptiness is the fact. So, Buddhists were killing and are killing the end result is emptiness.

            So, simply we can call Buddha empty Buddha!

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              Zakat is an obligation, sadaqah is voluntary. In other words, Muslims are obligated to help other Muslims, but not to help non-Muslims. And if Muslims ruled the world, all the infidels would have to pay jizya until they converted to Islam, or be killed.

              What kind of religion practices selective charity? Only the religion of comedy!

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              SOB Lester, there is nothing wrong in Muslims give Zakth to Mulims and also Muslims, if prefer, give Sadaka to non- Mulims! It is the rule of a religion. Muslims will follow it forever. Islam says first look at yourself, then neighbors. This apply to all relevant sections, let it be a single man, family, religion and neighbors! You like it take it. Otherwise, go away and eat shit. Mulims will never eat pig even it become the law of this country! That is Islam! and that is why the followers are called Muslims! Islamic practices cannot be changed just for an individual, idiot like you comments here. You can cry, commit sucide, run with your whole family in nude or set fire to this whole world. Islamic rules will never, ever change, Zakat, Sadaka and jizya will remain the same forever!

              I am asking you a simple question until recently you brothers were keeping one wife! One brother hangs his Amude on the door to signal that the other brother is with the women in the room! What kind of religious practice is this?

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              @ Dodu,

              Every Muslim must help other Muslims (zakat) but helping non-Muslims is optional. This is selective charity. When you go to an ashram in India for rest, they do not ask your religion. Mother Theresa, a Catholic, saved thousands of Hindus in the slums of India.

              Selective charity only proves that Islam is backwards . No wonder Muslims cause problems all over the world.

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            if lester is so interested in appealing to the ‘readers’ (lol) why doesn’t he write his opinions and publish here in CT instead of being an internet warrior 24/7?

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              lobster, it is good that you said, you stayed in a Ashram in India! Now I can imagine why did you travel in Three Wheelers!

              Why Buddha did not allow one to marry his own sister or mother? In fact they are also women! This is what selective is.

              In Islam Charity is with a purpose. First to yourself then to neighbors!

              Zakat is not only prohibited to non-believers it is also prohibited to the Prophet’s family and to descendants. This practice is followed all over the world and it is the rule of Islam. it is not Sri Lanka’s constitution to change whenever you need! This is with a purpose, that it should only go to poor Muslims. Sadaka is common to all Mulims, non-Mulims and the descendants of Prophet’s family. For Zakath there is a limit 2.5% . Sadaka can be any amount.

              Rule of Islam cannot be changed just as you wish. To Islam you are just a Dog looking at a huge mountain and barking!

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            Not only ZAKAT,take the whole package.DAILY FIVE TIME
            PRAYERS,FASTING AND HAJ.You can do all these and claim
            benefit of Zakat.Fasting is prescribed not to feel only
            about Muslims.Muslims are taught to take suffering as
            part of the life and some relief offered to the weaker
            ones.Are you being asked to pray or fast?If not why
            worry only about Zakat? “Muhammad was without a Palace,
            without bodyguards” and without servants.Read Heroes and
            Hero worship by Carlyle.Keep ranting you won’t get
            anywhere.

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        From the venom he spews every 2 minutes against muslims, I believe this jester called LESTER is a radical muslim hater. Judging by his name he is not a Buddhist/Sinhala and thank God for that. Must be a low-caste Catholic.Even members of the Karawe fisherfolk community could be expected to to have a mindset cleaner than his.

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          Best reply to him is NO REPLY !

          Why communicate with a piece of shit ?

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    Lester you self confessed cow brain,

    What you conveniently missed out is that Prophet Muhammed was the first ruler in the history of the world to abolish slavery.

    He used buy more slaves and free them. He made freeing of slaves an act of good – take for example Bilal the first black man to accept his message.

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      Muhammed did not abolish slavery. He owned slaves till the day he died.

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    AYMAN…………..stop false propogation. It is clear that you are a WAHABI and you dont like celebrating our beloved Prophets birthday. Many in Wahabi country saudi celebrate birthdays. LOOK AT THE SAUD FAMILY……………

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    Jayantha,
    Tashkent (AsiaNews/F18) – The Uzbek authorities have sentenced a Protestant Christian in Urgench, in the northwest of the country to 18 months of “corrective labor”, charged with “illegal production, storage, importation or distribution of religious materials.” The judge Makhmud Makhmudov ruled that the woman should carry out menial jobs at the complete service of the state, while a good part of her salary be handed over as payment of a fine. In addition, for the next few months she can only travel within the state.

    Muhammad hated Christians and Jews so much he banned them going near Mecca. Yet Christians, Jews and polytheists lived together in Mecca happily before Muhammad destroyed idols of Meccans. After the battle of Badr in 624AD all that religious toleration disappeared from Mecca.

    This history and hate prescription is clearly described and prescribed in the Quran, Hadith and Sira. What more to say of Muslims egalitarianism that AYMAN, whywhy, ahmad and et al is talking about if Muslims do not allow Christians like Jayantha go near Mecca.

    Jayantha is blind for obvious and visible Muslim hate against Christians, Jews and unbelievers for he hates Buddhists beyond imagine. A bequeath to his lot by Portuguese. Thanks for people like Father Mercelene Jayakody, most Christians have overcome that virus.

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      Mamow,

      Will you allow an stranger to come and sleep with you and your wife in your bed room?

      Why Buddha did not allow his monks to marry? but he married and had a child!

      Why Buddha said to Eat Meat but not Kill?

      Why Buddha being a Hindu Changed his faith?

      Why Buddha could not continue as a Hindu and preached his philosophy?

      Why Buddha said killing an ant is a sin but killing a Brahmin is not a sin?

      Why Buddha hate Brahmins, in fact they are also human beings?

      Answer all these and there are lot more,, then you will get your answer!

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    Lester Come up with your real name cowered; you know lettle english doenst make you monek king. you are a racist

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      What is a “cowered?” Another genius who learned spelling and grammar at the mosque.

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        Spell master, Lobster, you are Master of lies! Master, BASTER

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    Lester Come up with your real name cowered; you know little english doenst make you monky king. you are a racist, in next your re-birth you will born as a bull, your “Harak mass” for sale.

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      He doesn’t know English at all! He copies from fake sites and paste. He is just doing cut and paste!

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