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Muslim Racism

By Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

I have been frequently berated for writing about Sinhalese and Tamil racism but never about Muslim racism. This charge has been made not only by Tamil lunatic fringe anti-Muslim racists, whose ranting and ravings need not be taken too seriously, but also by Sinhalese who seem to be genuinely perplexed by that omission. They refer frequently to the horrors perpetrated by the IS. Actually I have covered the subject of Islamism, political Islam, Islamic fundamentalism, of which the IS is the most horrible example so far, in the series of articles that I wrote some time ago on the Sri Lankan Muslims. There I made absolutely clear my utter abhorrence of all the forms of Islamic fundamentalism spawned by the original monstrosity of Wahabism. But readers have forgotten all that and berate me over my alleged disingenuousness and hypocrisy over Muslim racism.

There is more than one reason why I haven’t written on the problem of Muslim racism in Sri Lanka. There is no such problem – that’s my first reason. Certainly there will be racist attitudes among some Muslims but their racism does not constitute a national problem meriting articles by me and others. Am I to write an article on The Non-problem of Muslim Racism? It is widely recognized that there is the problem of Sinhalese racism towards the Tamils. It is also widely recognized – particularly after the antics of the BBS – that there is the problem of Sinhalese racism towards the Muslims. You can therefore expect articles on those subjects but not on the non-problem of Muslim racism. It is therefore absurd to charge me with disingenuousness and hypocrisy because in writing an article about Sinhalese or Tamil racism I haven’t included in it my views on Muslim racism. The reader must bear in mind another fact also. Bishop Butler observed in the eighteenth century that “Everything is what it is and not something else”. I observe today “Every article is about something and not about something else”. That’s another reason why I shouldn’t be expected to cover Muslim racism when I write on Sinhalese racism or Tamil racism.

However there has been alleged Muslim racist violence against Tamils in the Eastern Province in the past. That alleged racist violence has not continued into the present and therefore does not constitute an urgent national problem today. But of course what happened in the past can impact on the present and influence the future. It is therefore something that should be examined by the political analyst, not something that should be left only to the historians. My problem in writing about it has been that I have not been able to get detailed, accurate, and complete information about what really happened. I have only very recently been provided with information that is detailed and looks accurate, but it is not complete according to the person who provided it. However that does not matter because the information certainly suffices for an article on alleged Muslim racist violence against the Tamils in the EP.

But the information is incomplete, very seriously incomplete, in another sense. It is one-sided. We know that the Muslim violence in the EP led to the eviction of 80,000 Muslims from the North. But what were the antecedents of that Muslim violence? Did it just happen like a thunderclap out of the blue? This is what Rajan Hoole writes in his recently published book Palmyra Fallen. “In the East, though tensions between Tamils and Muslims have a longer history, the situation at present is largely the result of the great harm inflicted upon Tamils by a nationalism that under the LTTE behaved like its savage Sinhalese counterpart. Tamils readily remember the massacres of Tamils by Muslim home guards and thugs in the early 1990s, but few remember that these were reprisals for senseless LTTE massacres of Muslims. Moreover, rather than the work of Muslim leaders, these were instigated or supported by the Armed Forces – unlike massacres by putative sole leaders of the Tamils. It is mainly the Tamils who are holding back on dialogue”.

I request the reader to scrutinize that quotation scrupulously. He must bear in mind that Rajan Hoole is an eminent Tamil and is also a prominent member of the University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna), an institution which at great risk to life and limb has produced material of great value on the ethnic problem. We can therefore presume that behind that quotation there are standards of the highest integrity. One point to note is that massacres of Tamils by Muslim home guards were reprisals for senseless LTTE massacres of Muslims. Therefore the notion is wrong that the Muslims brought it – the eviction from the north – on themselves. The responsibility for that horror is unequivocally on the Tamil side.

The other and more important point to note is that the massacres of Tamils by Muslim home guards were instigated or supported by the Armed Forces, not by Muslim leaders. I believe that it would be very plausible to say on commonsensical grounds that action by the Muslim home guards had at the very least the implicit blessings of the Armed Forces. I find it impossible to believe that the Armed Forces, the instrument of the supreme Sinhalese State, would have been content to play the role of neutral observers while the Muslim home guards went on the rampage. It becomes plausible to argue that the massacres of Tamils in the EP were the expression of State racism in which the Muslim home guards were the instruments of the State. Anyway it is questionable that those massacres were the unequivocal expression of Muslim racism. I must add that according to Hoole the massacres by the Tamils had the backing of the putative sole leaders of the Tamils, meaning the LTTE.

Under these circumstances I have decided against writing an article on alleged Muslim racism in the EP on the basis of the material I have been given. That information, though supplied with the best of intentions, is one-sided. No information is available on what was done by the LTTE to provoke those reprisals. An article with the present state of knowledge would be grossly unfair to the Muslims. There is also another reason behind my decision. In the West any manifestation of racism is brought out into the open and examined, after which corrective action is taken if it seems necessary. That is the result of Hitler’s Holocaust against the Jews which alerted Westerners to the terrifying destructive potential in racism. In Sri Lanka the consensus is very different: such problems should be played down or ignored altogether, and after some time they will go away. It is a mistaken belief, as the facts about the Muslim ethnic problem show very clearly, and I therefore favour the Western strategy. But I cannot ignore certain facts. The situation in the EP has much incendiary potential in it, but as far as I can make out the Tamils and the Muslims there are handling their problems pragmatically and in an accommodative spirit. Should outsiders do anything that might aggravate their problems? Surely not. It is therefore up to them to decide whether or not some things that happened in the past should be examined at the present stage.

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    This man put his nose in everything. He is bluffing with solid knowledge and some one should shut up his mouth: his writing. He is not a credible writer. He writes as he Sinhalese speak Tamil. I mean that his writing is so boring with long and complicated sentences. This implies his mind set and thinking. He should be retired from writing anything about communal relation because, his is not knowledgeable man on this area.

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    Izeth, this is such a partisan view it is almost shocking if it were not hilarious.

    i) ‘There is no such problem as Muslim racism’: your reasoning is:
    ii) The Homeguards were only retaliating (thats something the LTTE said mostly – the atrocities by the Sinhala army were much more and more widespread and the LTTE said they were just retaliating, but its ok for Muslim homeguards is it?)
    iii) The Sinhala state approved of the violence and so its not the home guards fault?

    So your core argument is the Muslims were just instruments of the Sinhala state violence and had no ‘racist’ intent of their own.

    Unbelievable

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      Alex – I am not going to make any clarifications about my article to you because you are so prejudiced that you won’t be able to understand a dam thing about it. About my last article you wrote that I hold that all Tamils are racist. I pointed out that if you could misread me to such an extent you shouldn’t be reading me and I shouldn’t be reading you.Again – Goodbye. – IH

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        I have made my points clearly:
        i) How can you judge Tamil racism as worse, based on collective punishment, when the Sinhala state has been far worse in dishing out collective punishment and the Muslims have also participated in that both physically and politically;
        ii) As I have said before, your entire exercise in trying to measure one type of racism against another is abstract – i wouldn’t have bothered, but now you have embarked on it, your analysis misses out huge bits of Sri Lankan history.

        Your standing as a thinker has been diminished vastly, and I certainly cannot take you seriously anymore. You are now one with those you criticise. You have sunk to intellectual oblivion. Shame.

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          Alex – you haven’t answered the point I made in my reply of August 2. I intend writing an article sometime after the elections are over clarifying why I think Tamil racism is worse than Sinhalese racism.The essential argument is this.
          Ethnic group A is less racist than ethnic group B. But ethnic group A perpetrates far greater racist savagery than ethnic group B. That need not cancel out the fact that ethnic group A is in reality less racist than ethnic group B. It could mean merely that ethnic group A has much more power to perpetrate racist savagery than a much less powerful ethnic group B.
          Whether an ethnic group is less or more racist does not depend on the extent of its power. It depends on cultural factors.For instance, the fact that the Tamil caste system is much more rigid and hierarchical than the Sinhalese one. In regard to Tamil/Muslim relations I pointed out in an earlier article that Freud had noticed that the most irreconcilable conflicts take place between groups that are almost identical. Please await my article. – IH

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            Izeth you are onto a hiding for nothing by picking up this topic. Measuring ‘racisms’ amongst ethnic groups is one of the most abstract and subjective topics around, and in any case where does it get you? Finally, you conclude that there is no ‘Muslim racism’ in Sri Lanka. That is only paralleled by Rajapakse’s ‘zero civilian casualty’ quote – its an absurdity. You argue that Muslim violence was merely as an instrument of the Sri Lankan state.
            Your measures don’t work and worse, the as you point out the numbers don’t tally. If Ethnic group A sends 70,000 of Ethnic group C out of a region (ethnic cleansing), but Ethnic group C kills thousands in another region (but they are a much smaller group) then how do you measure who is more racist? or If ethnic Group B kills 70,000 or more of A in one month then who is more racist? Its an absurd topic. There is only one problem today – one group in government is racist and running racist policies.

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              Alex – what’s come over you? You are hysterical. You are spurting venom all over the place.Hell hath not such fury. I stated my essential argument, not my full argument which will come later in my article. Your views targeting part of my argument have to be nonsensical and are nonsensical.
              You are in such a state of hatred and fury that you seem to be unable to understand anything I write. You have repeated several times in this column that I deny that there is Muslim racism in Sri Lanka.But what i wrote in my above article was this: “Certainly there will be racist attitudes among some Muslims but their racism does not constitute a national problem meriting articles by me and others”. What does “their racism” mean except Muslim racism? Can’t you understand plain English? Stop wasting my time. – IH

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    Greetings Husain

    India’s beloved priviously well known scientiest and president late Abdul Kalam is a tamil. Would you refer him as tamil or muslim? Do you say he is highly respected muslim and he is a roll Model for future muslims.

    Would you advice future generations to follow his path and create peace in our world and Harmoney ?

    I of cause salute him as a great south asian scientiest and roll model for our generation.

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      He was also an expert in Carnatic music (played the Veena)and on Hinduism. He was in life a good Muslim and a better Hindu in thought and action-than most Hindus.

      He was a wholesome human not trapped by bigotry and narrow mindedness.

      Dr.RN

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      Izeth Hussain RE: Yoga’s Comments

      “India’s beloved priviously well known scientiest and president late Abdul Kalam is a tamil. Would you refer him as tamil or muslim? Do you say he is highly respected muslim and he is a roll Model for future muslims. “

      “I of cause salute him as a great south asian scientiest and roll model for our generation.”

      Many will see the scientist and President late Abdul Kalam of India as an exemplary Indian, who happened to be a Tamil and a Muslim.

      A few Tamil Nationalists will see him as a Tamil First, Indian Second and Muslim Third.

      A few Muslims will will see him as a Muslim First, Tamil Second and Indian Third.

      However, the fact remains that his forefathers were Tamil First or Indian First and became Muslim later. Furthermore, the blend of being Tamil , Indian and Muslim made him to be a great scientist, President and role model.

      Had he gone to a Wahhabi Madrassa and became a fundamentalist, it would have been a fully wasted life and he would have ended up with the Iblis Hell. Thank God and Allah that did not happen to Abdul Kalam.

      So, the problem to be solved is marginalize the Iblis, Satan Following Wahhabis and their clones, and get Muslims to do what the Muslims did during the Islamic Golden age of science, the Abissaid Period. Go in search of knowledge and investigation, as pursued by the Islamic Philosophers at that time.

      Islam and science

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

      In contrast, some people worry that the contemporary Muslim world suffers from a “profound lack of scientific understanding,” and lament that, for example, in countries like Pakistan post-graduate physics students have been known to blame earthquakes on “sinfulness, moral laxity, deviation from the Islamic true path,” while “only a couple of muffled voices supported the scientific view that earthquakes are a natural phenomenon unaffected by human activity.”[8]

      As with all other branches of human knowledge, science, from an Islamic standpoint, is the study of nature as stemming from Tawhid, the Islamic conception of the “Oneness” of God.[9] In Islam, nature is not seen as something separate but as an integral part of a holistic outlook on God, humanity, the world and the cosmos. These links imply a sacred aspect to Muslims’ pursuit of scientific knowledge, as nature itself is viewed in the Qur’an as a compilation of signs pointing to the Divine.[10] It was with this understanding that the pursuit of science, especially prior to the colonization of the Muslim world, was respected in Islamic civilizations.[11]

      Muslim scientists and scholars have subsequently developed a spectrum of viewpoints on the place of scientific learning within the context of Islam, none of which are universally accepted.[12] However, most maintain the view that the acquisition of knowledge and scientific pursuit in general is not in disaccord with Islamic thought and religious belief.[9][

      The Erosion of Progress by Religions

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oxTMUTOz0w

      Uploaded on Sep 3, 2010
      Neil deGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium, discusses how Islamic fundamentalist destroyed the enlightenment era of the Middle East and why we should be concerned today.

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        Neil deGrasse Tyson is an idiot. Islamic fundamentalism – i.e. following the fundamentals of Islam – was what INITIATED the enlightenment of Muslims in their effort to obey Allah’s command in the Quran to explore Allah’s handiwork in His creation and appreciate His greatness.

        Here’s what Thomas Cleary, translator of Buddhist, Taoist and Islamic Scriptures has to say:
        The Qur’an is undeniably a book of great importance even to the non-Muslim, perhaps more today than ever, if that is possible. One aspect of Islam that is unexpected and yet appealing to the post-Christian secular mind is the harmonious interplay of faith and reason. Islam does not demand unreasoned belief. Rather, it invites intelligent faith, growing from observation, reflection, and contemplation, beginning with nature and what is all around us. Accordingly, antagonism between religion and science such as that familiar to Westerners is foreign to Islam.This connection between faith and reason enabled Islamic civilization to absorb and vivify useful knowledge, including that of ancient peoples, whereby it eventually nursed Europe out of the Dark Ages, laying the foundation for the Renaissance. When Europe got on its cultural feet and expelled Islam, however, the European mind was rent by the inability of the Christian church to tolerate the indivisibility of the sacred and the secular that characterized Islam and had enabled Islamic civilization to develop natural science and abstract art as well as philosophy and social science. The result was a painful, ill-fated divorce between science and religion in Europe, one whose consequences have adversely affected the entire world.In the post-Christian West, where thinking people, including scientists themselves once more, are seeking solutions to the difficulties created by the Christian divorce between religion and science, the Qur’an offers a way to explore an attitude that fully embraces the quest for knowledge and understanding that is the essence of science, while at the same time, and indeed for the same reasons, fully embraces the awe, humility, reverence, and conscience without which “humankind does indeed go too far in considering itself to be self-sufficient” (Qur’an 96:6-7).

        Even for the secular Westerner, apart from any question of religious belief or faith, there are immediate benefits to be found in reading the Qur’an. First, in view of the sacredness and vital importance of the Qur’an to approximately one-fifth of all humanity, a thinking citizen of the world can hardly develop a rational and mature social consciousness without considering the message of the Qur’an and its meaning for the Muslim community.

        With the fall of communism, it has become particularly clear that global peace, order, and self-determination of peoples cannot be achieved without intelligent respect for Islam and the inalienable right of Muslims to live their religion. The second immediate benefit in reading the Qur’an, therefore, is that it is a necessary step toward the understanding and tolerance without which world peace is in fact inconceivable.For non-Muslims, one special advantage in reading the Qur’an is that it provides an authentic point of reference from which to examine the biased stereotypes of Islam to which Westerners are habitually exposed. Primary information is essential to distinguish between opinion and fact in a reasonable manner. This exercise may also enable the thinking individual to understand the inherently defective nature of prejudice itself, and thus be the more generally receptive to all information and knowledge of possible use to humankind.”

        Excerpted from “The Essential Koran” by Thomas Cleary. Thomas Cleary has translated various religious texts, including The Essential Tao, The Secret of the Golden Flower and the bestselling The Art of War.”

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      Yoga – my fellow Muslims here think of Kalam as a “Tamil Muslim”. He certainly should be a role model for the Muslims. For me ethnic and all other frontiers are there to be crossed.I look forward to the cosmic man of the future,a subject that i explored in my 1989 article on Vikram Seth’s The Golden Gate. I showed that although all the characters were White Americans, that narrative poem remained profoundly Indian. It is possible to be culturally specific and universalist at the same time. – IH

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        This quarrelsome Hussain speaks for all Lankan Muslims as he argues “my fellow Muslims here think of Kalam as a “Tamil Muslim”…” If Kalam was a Tamil Muslim, then it follows those
        here are Tamil Muslims – with Islam as their religion. Look at the similarity with which Dr. Kalam writes his name, very similar to the way our Muslims do – Avul Packeer Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. Any comments?

        My reading of the current thinking of local Muslims is otherwise.
        Remember BBS sources are also following the many controversial and contradictory views expressed by Izeth H.

        Backlash

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      Indeed it was a Hindu who has helped Abdul Kalam to study at college …because Kalam was from a poor family …

      Cheers

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      Dr. Abdul Kalam claimed he was Tamil by race and Muslim by religion.
      He and the many Tamilandu Muslims from the littoral do not distort history by claiming “they are Moors from North Africa, Arab” or any such nonsense. He also mentioned a few of his close relatives emigrated to Ceylon/Sri Lanka. Lying was not part of the great man’s mental make-up.

      Backlash

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    Self denial is part of human character of every race. As a Muslim you must be able to find like minded Muslims in EP to be able to write an article. According to one friend of mine who worked in EP during the 90’s, at least few times the loud speakers from the mosques announced people to come prepare for an attack. I agree with you that the LTTE reprisals were heavy handed.

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    I can not understand these foolish people always provoke racism by presenting their piece of writings.

    Try your best to be positive and be thoughtful of reconciliation and harmony.

    We all must teach and encourage people to have peace of mind rather hatred.

    No one have one race or ethnic community separately in the globe.

    Every country is multicultural and multi races.

    Be wise to live with each till you end this short life.

    Do not implant and spread RACISM in our beautiful country.

    Enjoy the beauty and be wise to harmonious.

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    In my considered opinion, the term, “racism” should never be discussed. The more we discuss, dissect, etc the more we add to this meaningless and never-ending debate. Let us just stop publishing every article re. “racism”, and see what happens. Let us also do away with terminology like “Tamil National Alliance”, “Moors Club”, Sinhalese Sports Club”, “Tamil Union”, etc etc

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    Izeth Hussain

    RE: Muslim Racism

    “There I made absolutely clear my utter abhorrence of all the forms of Islamic fundamentalism spawned by the original monstrosity of Wahabism. “

    Amarasiri agrees with that.

    Thank you for this excellent write up.

    1. Muslims need to go for step further, and call a spade, a spade.

    Muslims need to go for step further, and call the Iblis, Satan. Shaitan, Devil Following Wahhabis and their clones, ISIS, Al-Queda, Taliban etc, Iblis Followers.

    Calling them Islamism, political Islam, Islamic fundamentalism, of which the IS is the most horrible example so far, is white washing. Muslims and Muslim writers need to call Iblis, the Satan, Devil as such. These Iblisis have taken the Muslims hostage, just like BBS had taken the Sinhala Buddhists hostage.

    2. “There is more than one reason why I haven’t written on the problem of Muslim racism in Sri Lanka. There is no such problem – that’s my first reason.”

    Can agree on that because in Islam by definition, one-cannot be racist unlike in Hinduism or Judaism ( need to be one of 12 tribes). However, many Arabs are racists in the sense that Islam was revealed to the Arabs in Arabic, and therefore, the Arabs are special, even though Prophet Mohamed and the Quran clearly stats that there should be no racism.

    One Muslim claimed that Racism in Islam was from the period of Ignorance, Jahilia, which Prophet Mohamed tried to eradicate.

    3. “One point to note is that massacres of Tamils by Muslim home guards were reprisals for senseless LTTE massacres of Muslims. Therefore the notion is wrong that the Muslims brought it – the eviction from the north – on themselves. The responsibility for that horror is unequivocally on the Tamil side.”

    That is correct.

    4. “No information is available on what was done by the LTTE to provoke those reprisals.”

    A good question. Was it a excuse to Ethnically Clean Muslims out of the Northern Province by LTTE Strategists to create their Mono Ethnic Tamil Eeelam?

    Forgotten People – The Evicted and Displaced North Muslims of Sri Lanka (English)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JV60McNQ9o

    Published on Jun 1, 2013
    The Evicted and Displaced North Muslims of Sri Lanka. The expulsion of the Muslims and other nations from the Northern province was an act of ethnic cleansing carried out by the Tamil militant Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) organization in October 1990. In order to achieve their goal of creating a mono ethnic Tamil state in the North Sri Lanka, the LTTE forcibly expelled the 72,000 strong Muslim population from the Northern Province.

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      Amarasiri – your point 4 raises a matter of the greatest importance. Did the LTTE commit atrocities against the EP Muslims deliberately to provoke reprisals which would provide a seeming justification for the ethnic cleansing of the Muslims from the North? It is a question of national importance. But for the time being it is a matter to be addressed or not addressed by the EP Muslims and Tamils. – IH

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    Muslim Racism

    What do they believe? Theologically, they are not allowed to be racists.

    They are not allowed to believe in Evolution either, just like Christians, because of Adam and Eve.

    Two Alternate Views, One Theological and one Scientific on Evolution vs.. creation.

    Zakir Naik vs. Evolution (Debunking).

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

    Ken Miller on Human Evolution

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi8FfMBYCkk

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    The foundation of Islam is deeply rooted to act on the fundamental values set by the Noble Quran and the authentic sunnah (way) of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) and defaming Imam Muhammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab, who during his lifetime devoted his teachings to the worship of one God. Either the Author is ignorant or harbours willful hatred towards Islamic fundamental values that are tarnished by the enemies of Islam. Islam was never part of Wahabi tribal systems in Arabia.

    Imam Muhammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab made every effort to purify Islam by returning Muslims to the original principles of Islam, as exemplified by the Salaf (Companions of the Prophet (pbuh) First and Second Generation in Arabia) and rejecting what was regarded as corruptions introduced by Bid’ah (Innovation of new practices) and Shirk (Attributing Partners). Although all Muslims pray to one God, Imam Muhammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab was keen on emphasising that no intercession with God was possible without God’s permission, which God only grants to whom He wills and only to benefit those whom He wills, certainly not the ones who invoke anything or anyone except Him, as these would never be forgiven.

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      Maghribi

      “Imam Muhammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab made every effort to purify Islam by returning Muslims to the original principles of Islam, as exemplified by the Salaf (Companions of the Prophet (pbuh)”

      Maghribi, give up following the Iblis, Satan, Shaintan, Devil misled Wahhabis and their clones.

      The writer, Izeth Hussein, as a Muslim should be commended for exposing the Iblis, Shaitan, Satan, Devil, Lucifer and Mara INFECTED and FOLLOWING Wahhabis, Salafis, Najadis, Horners, Boko Haram, Talibans and their clones.

      They want to get back to the days of Ignorance, Jahaliah, which Prophet Mohamed fought against. Wahhabism is Arab racism and Arab Casteism, wrapped in the Iblis, the Satan, the Devil. They are innovating and twisting Islam based on instructions from Ibis, Satan.

      Wahhabis, Salafis and their clones are truly

      To begin with, the ISIS, “I” is Not Islamic. It is actually Iblisic. Iblis is the Satan, Shaitan, Devil, Lucifer, Mara who is against God and Good. Iblis is the same Satan in Heaven who fooled Adam and Eve in Heaven, and now fooling people in Najd, the Wahhabis and their clones, the new Trojan Horse, or rather the Iblis Horse.

      Muslims should take one step further, and call a Spade, a Spade, call ISIS, Iblis, Satan and Devil.

      Here is why.

      1. The so-called ISIS,”Islamic” Sate of Iraq and Syria and ISIL are Not, “Islamic:, but “Iblisic”, is derived from Iblis, Devil, Satan, Shaitan, Licifer and Mara, the Ugly part of humanity, aided and abetted by the Iblis following Wahhabis and their clones.

      Only Wahhabis wanted to kill other Muslims by calling them Kafir, and this proves that they are agents of Iblis, who wanted to oppose Allah.

      2. ISIS is a direct translation of what they call themselves in Arabic, State Islamia Iraq and Syria, ot ISIS in English. Wahhabism, Salafism, have the same Theology, Iblis-ism, Horners, Najadis.

      3. ISIS is another Clone of the Wahhabis and Salafis, who follow the teachings of Abdul Wahab, and who learned from Ibn Taymiah from the 12th Century. They All are inspired by Iblis, Devil, Satan, Shaitan

      References: Wahhabism, Salafism, Iblids-ism ISIS and their Clones.

      1. Hadith of Najd

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

      The Hadith of Najd is a famous hadith with several chains of narration about three geographical locations. While all Sunni Muslims accept the group of hadith as authentic, the exact location of the area referred to as “Najd” is disputed.

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

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufxTUFapy1w

      So, the Sri Lankan ISIS. Idiot, Moron, Imbecile was tricked by the Iblis, Devil, Satan, Shaitan, by training in Pakistan by the Wahhabi funded Schools and Madrasas to be an Idiot, Moron and Imbecile for the Iblis.

      Didn’t the Quran warn over 25 times about Iblis and Shaitan, Satan?

      The Wahhabis, ISIS Iblis will not get 72 Virgins. They will not not get even 72 Raisins either.

      3. Wahhabism: The School of Ibn Taymiyyah

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRx9J90lUnc

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        Maghribi

        “Imam Muhammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab made every effort to purify Islam by returning Muslims to the original principles of Islam, as exemplified by the Salaf (Companions of the Prophet (pbuh)”

        Additional Reference and Support Showing that Wahhabis Are Agents of Iblis, Satan, Shaitan and Devil.

        Additional Reference:

        4. Qur’an 35:6

        Indeed, Satan is an enemy to you; so take him as an enemy. He only invites his party to be among the companions of the Blaze.

        http://www.ahlus-sunna.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=82&Itemid=145

        Imam Ahmed al Sawi (Rahimuhullah) in his magnificent commentary over Tafsir al Jalalyn by Imam Jalal ud din Suyuti (rah) explains this verse : Truly, the Devil is an enemy to you, so take him as an enemy: he only calls his party to become of the inhabitants of the blaze” (Qur’an 35:6) as:

        Translation: It is said this verse was revealed about the Kharijites [foretelling their appearance], who altered the interpretation of the Qur’an and Sunnah, on the strength of which they declared it lawful to kill and take the property of Muslims—as may now be seen in their modern counterparts; namely, a sect in the Hijaz called “Wahabiya, (فرقة بأرض الحجاز يقال لهم الوهابية)” who “think they are on something, truly they are the liars (Kadhibeen). Satan has gained mastery over them and made them forget Allah’s remembrance. Those are Satan’s party, truly Satan’s party, they are the losers” (Qur’an 58:18–19). We ask Allah Most Generous to extirpate them completely [Hashiya al-Sawi ‘ala al-Jalalayn, 3.255]

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    Dear mr Izeth Hussain,

    It looks to me you are chasing a wrong tail
    – “racism”. You are not alone. Many are. Racists are those who look down upon other races and are only a few in each community. In fact they are frowned upon by the respective majorities while failing to acknowledge that they are few in other communities too.

    The discourse is about ” majoratarianism” , “separatism” and “fundamentalism” (pardon my spelling)
    Now here is the fact:

    Irrespective of the hats they wear
    99% of the Sinhalese are “majoratarianists” , 99% of the Tamils are “separatists” and 99% of the Muslims are “fundamentalists”.
    ( save 1% to be on the safe side )

    Sri Lankan “nationalism” has taken the back seat while fake “patriotism” is dancing all over the stage.

    I don’t know how many Sinhala “supermacists” are out there but with the insight through introspection I can assure you that “majoratarianism” is mainly rooted in the fear of Ealam and Islam.

    Cheers.

    Soma

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      soma

      “Irrespective of the hats they wear 99% of the Sinhalese are “majoratarianists” , 99% of the Tamils are “separatists” and 99% of the Muslims are “fundamentalists”. ( save 1% to be on the safe side ) “

      CORRECTION:

      90-99% of the Sinhalese are “majoratarianists”

      75-90% of the Tamils are “separatists”

      95% of the Muslims are Moderate Muslims who do not want to follow Wahhabism and their clones.

      5% of the Muslims are “fundamentalists”, especially being promoted and funded by the Wahhabis especially Wahhabi Saudi Arabia.

      In Saudi Arabia 9% are Wahhabis, who follow the Devil, Satan Iblis, called Salafism or Iblisism.

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      soma

      “Irrespective of the hats they wear 99% of the Sinhalese are “majoratarianists” , 99% of the Tamils are “separatists” and 99% of the Muslims are “fundamentalists”. ( save 1% to be on the safe side )”

      Could you cite reference.

      “I don’t know how many Sinhala “supermacists” are out there but with the insight through introspection I can assure you that “majoratarianism” is mainly rooted in the fear of Ealam and Islam.”

      Finally you blame Eelam for Sinhalese fear. Fear is one among many personal demons that the majority suffers and it urgently needs to deal with. They got other demons such as anger, desire, depression, jealousy, pride, conceit, lust, worry and confusion. Do you blame Eelam for all their other illnesses?

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    Izeth Hussain,

    I do not think ‘Racism’ is the right word to describe inter-community conflicts in Sri Lanka. We are not racially different and even the term race in a universal context is untenable.

    However, there is extremism and preconceived impressions of each other embedded within segments of all communities. At the time I was a boy, there was a notion that all Tamils are dark, among Sinhalese!

    I have two stories to relate in this context:

    1. A few months back I recruited a young Muslim family (Father, mother and child) from Muthur, Trincomalee, to be caretakers of a house belonging to my brother, here in Jaffna. When I took the male to register with the Grama Sevaka, his immediate and loudly proclaimed words were. ‘ Why did you recruit a ‘Thoppi Piratti’ ( A person who frequently changes his hat or its position and hence un-trust worthy). He later said that that the Grama Sevakas do not provide that service any more and directed me to make a private agreement through a lawyer.

    The lawyer too reacted with the same words, before drafting and finalizing an agreement.

    The recruit who impressed us with his hard work and sincerity during the first few months, turned out to be a professional thief and the wife was an accomplice. Would it be right for me to categorize all Muslims the same or call all Muslims ‘Thoppi Piratees’)?

    I have met some of the best men in life in Saudi Arabia, as students, colleagues and employers. This gives me the wisdom not to condemn a whole community for the sins of some.

    2. The Guru Bawa ( A sufi mystic of Jaffna) Samadhi is in Chaati, Mankumpaan (in the islands off Jaffna). The prayer centre there was established by Guru Bawa himself and has functioned from 1974 All linguistic and religious communities visit the site and contribute to its upkeep and development. The Samadi now known as ‘Kadavul Illam’ (House of God), has served meals to the poor of all communities in the immediate vicinity and the surrounding villages on Fridays, over the years, except for a period during the IPKF episode and subsequent developments. This function recommenced in 1974. Some Muslim families in Colombo were the major benefactors.

    However, two weeks back a team of four Muslims from Colombo had visited the site and warned the management not to continue the Friday community service, which was in reality a communion of the poor, blind to labels. In the past two Fridays no food has been served. This when widely known, will reinforce the anti-Muslim perceptions of many.

    From what I learn, the locals refer to the four visitors from Colombo as Jihadi’s.

    This if true ( I happen to believe it is true), is abominable. Would this ugly manifestation among some Muslims, permit to label all Muslims, Jihadis or racists?

    I hope you have the influence to conduct further inquiries into this incident and help restore the much needed Friday lunch program. The other Muslims in a position to change this situation, should also address this issue and help restore the Friday lunch program.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Correction: functions recomenced in 2004.

      Dr.RN

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      Dr.RN – Thanks. The term “racism” is now used to cover relations between ethnic groups. Please see the first part of my article Applying the racism paradigm where I have set out what is understood by racism today. I will get back to you re the other matters you have raised’ – IH

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        “The term “racism” is now used to cover relations between ethnic groups..”??? Another gem from our in-house Plato. The sane world
        begs to disagree with this outrage. Racism was racism then, now and hereafter. The definition is there in recognised Dictionaries for all to see.

        Kettikaran

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          Further to my comment on August 01, here’s the most widely definition of racism vide the Oxford Dictionaries

          “prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior”

          Kettikaran

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            Don’t waste my time, Kettie. The fact that the term “racism” is now used to cover relations between ethnic groups is a fact, and it is a fact that won’t go away. There is a huge literature on the subject. Reflect on the fact that in Sri Lanka the term “racism” has replaced the formerly ubiquitous ” communalism”.
            Read my 2014 article A case for the racism paradigm. Pierre-Andre Taguieff is internationally the most eminent figure in the field of race theory. He got that Phd student at Sao Paolo University to read that 2014 article. That student is writing his thesis on Taguieff and racism in France. He has sent me an email on my article Applying the racism paradigm. He uses the word “profound”. I have a feeling, my dear Kettie, that Taguieff and that Phd student know more about racism than you do. – IH

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              Show some decency, Hussain. Even at this late hour, learn to admit with grace when you are wrong. This is not the first time you are caught with your pants down. Your trying to wriggle out of it by abuse and insult – part of your standard equipment – is only bringing you further public ridicule.

              And now – racism is communalism? Brinjals. Racism applies equally or more to colour prejudice. Communalism does not.

              Stop boring the readership with your single Brazilian fan. You are wasting everybody’s time. When you go to your grave soon,
              don’t go with your characteristic anger, insults and racial prejudice. It’s not too late even for you to learn to be calm, collected and disciplined – in words and deed, the hallmarks of a man with even minimum learning. Just look at the abuse you pour on others who disagree with you. You are indeed a very strange and despicable species of the human kind.

              Kettikaran

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                You are pathetic Kettie. It’s not that student who matters but the internationally eminent Andre-Pierre Taguieff. Come come, face up to the fact that he knows more about racism than you do. Then there is Dr Devanesan Nesiah who declared that he agrees with ninety nine per cent of what I write. A retired Civil Servant, he got his Phd in the US for his thesis on racism. Are you fit enough to clean his boots Kettie? You are a nonentity who dare not even declare his name. You are making no impact at all.
                The Fringistas – my shorthand for Tamil lunatic fringe anti-Muslim racists – stopped their attacks on me long ago. They had the good sense to realise that they were not succeeding in stopping me being published. But this Kettie goes on and on, probably because he is the paid agent of foreign Islamophobes. His ambition now is to turn the Muslim community against me. Quite an ambition for a comic nonentity. No one takes him seriously except for other Fringistas, occasionally. – IH

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                  Sadly Izeth, Kettie is more right than wrong. You are a petty little communalist going round trying to show that ‘Tamil racism’ is the worst type – silly topic, for an author who clearly has little to contribute elsewhere.

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                  Hussain says his critics have “stopped their attacks on me long ago” This senile buffoon thinks he can con his way through the own mire he produces. If he cares to read and admit, this page alone contains several Tamils, Muslims and others who cannot stand the rubbish he comes out with regularly.

                  BTW, Nesiah and Austin Fernando were invited to a talk recently at the OPA (?) on reconciliation. Nesiah wisely called for the wide dissemination of such works as Manimegalai in Sinhala – at that time of our history when Hindus and Buddhists coexisted
                  so harmoniously. As for our in-house Plato, the Organisers don’t seem to know even the man exists. Or is it because they think the man is more an anti-Tamil trouble maker than a peace maker?

                  Kettikaran

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                    Given his choice of topic and conclusions, I begin to suspect his motives everyday.

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      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

      “From what I learn, the locals refer to the four visitors from Colombo as Jihadi’s. “

      ” This if true ( I happen to believe it is true), is abominable. Would this ugly manifestation among some Muslims, permit to label all Muslims, Jihadis or racists?”

      Widely publicize the fact that the Jihadis are not Muslims, and they they are Iblisis, Shaitanis, or Satanis, bend of disparaging the Muslims and Allah.

      If the Muslims will not call them Iblisis and Satanis, the non-Muslims should label them as such.

      Refer to them as Iblis Jihadis or Jihadi Iblisis.

      Remember, the Ottamams Correctly called the Wahhabis Wahhabis, and the Wahhabi try to call themselves Salafis. It is the Iblis Wahhabi Ideology that is the Core problem.

      al-azhar cleric about wahabis/salafis
      Published on Dec 28, 2014

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

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      I remember going to Guru Bawa’s ashram way back in 1972 in the company of a few friends.He seemed thin and frail,but very alert with sharp twinkling piercing eyes and had a compassionate understanding look.He was clad in sarong and had a white vest and a coloured shawl over his shoulder.
      The place exuded a serene silence and was dusk time.Many were alredy seated with others joining as we entered and preceeded to sit on the grass mats which were spread on the ground in the court yard of an old house in the vicinity of Jafna’s Main Street built during the Dutch era. Guru Bawa was seated if I remember right on a small bench of some sort with either a beedi or cigerette in his fingers with an empty glass tumbler on a stool besides him.Sometimes he lifted one leg or the other and rested it on the bench with knees touching his chin to change posture while he spoke.
      I also noticed that in the gathering there were a few Westerners both male and female.
      Suddenly he turned and gestured to the row we were seated and told someone who was standing behind him in Tamil to bring us tea.
      I saw in the room adjoining the verandah behind some middle aged women busy cleaning utensils,I suppose that was the kitchen.
      Some one came out of it after some time bearing a tray containing plain tea in glass tumblers and we all took a tumbler each.
      He spoke to my friend seated next to me enquiting from where he came from.We started to sip the tea after he replied when Guru Bawa’s gaze fell on some one who was in another row and I saw him bringing his palms together in greeting and the Bawa also responded similarly with the beedi in his fingers.He spoke to many who were present.
      He would intermittantly start to talk in a very soft tone taking a puff. I cannot recollect him saying anything profound or high flown which was important enough to hold attention.Some times it was like relating a story and sometime it was like as though he was having a coversation with some one.It was difficult to understand exactly what he said although most of what he said was in Tamil.
      He suddenly looked at me and asked me why I came.I replied that I had heard about him from people and had thought of seeing him one day.
      He replied this place is like a market place where many come and go.
      There was a silent interlude after that,so I glanced at my friends and they nodded we leave, Guru Bawa was gazing over our heads when we brought our palms together bowed and left.
      That was the last I saw of him A few years afer that I heard somebody say that he had gone to the U.S.A.

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      Dear Narendran,
      There is nothing wrong in you recruting a Muslim family to be care taker of your brother’s house in Jaffna. The point is, why did you go to Eastern province to select your man when there are are sveral muslims in Northern province who could fit into the job. Does not this look something suspicious for peolple to say that both you and your employee are working with military inteligence unit with the muslim man planted as a spy to inform about Tamil activities.

      I would like to remind you that I placed a muslim family to look after my house in Borella after the 1983 riots. My house was one of the few Tamil houses in Borella which escaped unscathed, but my family was frightened to stay there till problem setttles. I chap was recommended to me by his muslim brother who was my neighbour. He was allowed to stay for 02 years and he agreed to vacate after that. When I came back after 02 years and asked for the house he first asked for 06 months time and at the end of the 06 months refused. This happend in 1986. I had to file action against him in courts and after spending Rupees 25,000 including fees for underworld agents, managed to get rid of him in 1987 after 18 months of struggle and giving him further rupees 15,000. I warn you of similar position, which even your agreement signed by Lawyer will not help without going to courts.

      During the conflict he had uttered anti-Tamil racist slogans against me several times. Is he not a Muslim lunatic fringe anti-Tamil racist which that fool Izeth Hussain says here is none among Muslims. Trying to grab my property given in trust and driving me away from the house which I lived since birth against my will, does it not constitute a form of ethnic cleansing. I cannot hold all the Muslims for his action, but the truth is that several Muslims have done this to Tamils in Colombo after 1983 riots, several years before what LTTE did.

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        Dr. Sangaralingam.

        ” Does not this look something suspicious for peolple to say that both you and your employee are working with military inteligence unit with the muslim man planted as a spy to inform about Tamil activities.”

        ???.

        Why do you drag in people, to say what you want to? If other people say this and you concur, please say it openly. Does this befit you as a medical professional?

        I try hard to be blind to communal, religious, societal, wealth related, locational and positional identities, when it comes to individuals. It is not easy. I deal with persons as individuals and do not prejudge them. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, as far as I am concerned. I tend to give everyone a chance to prove him or herself. However, I do not tolerate persons, who turn out to be liars, cheats, crooks, vagabonds, devious and bigots, for long. This reaction is swift. when it comes. This was how I was brought up and what I try to be. Its very hard to adopt this and practice it as the governing principle in my life. This also exposes me to barbs like yours, other insinuations and insults (traitor, bribe taker, etc.). However, to descend to such levels does not behoove you.

        I selected this individual from among many who had responded to an advertisement. He met all criteria regarding his duties and stood out among the rest. I also had reasons to feel sorry for him and his family in terms of his story. He not only met, but also exceeded what I expected of him in work. He also went out of his way to be helpful and impressed us as a good human being. With regard to work he was the best I have seen in the past six years of my life in Jaffna. I rather err on being cheated rather than treating everyone as a cheat , on the basis of his/her identity.

        I fight hard against cynicism and conditioned impulses, in my life. I try to see the best in people and have high tolerance for human follies.I try not to insult people whom I hardly know and most times do not know, and expect same from others. I am ready to deal with anyone, including soldiers (Generals to foot soldiers), politicians, ex-militants, presidents, ministers, princes, officials and commoners, without selling my soul. I will discard anyone I dislike for continuing to err, without second thoughts. I have a very small circle of friends, but I am friendly towards all. No one can buy me, as I have been blessed with what I need to lead a comfortable life. Personally, I do not need much and I do not crave for power money or political, either. This gives be the freedom to be what I am, faults included.

        Dr.RN

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      Dr RN I believe that practically all ethnic groups can be expected to produce their quota of racists.I doubt that there are ethnic groups in which all members are racist. To believe that would itself amount to racism. It would betray a stereotyping kind of mind. The two cases to which you refer show that – some Muslims are thieves, therefore all Muslims have a thievish disposition to varying degrees and so on. That racism must be recognized and addressed. That would be the most effective way of promoting ethnic harmony in Sri Lanka.
      I will do what I can about the Guru Bawa matter. – IH

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        IH,

        Thanks.

        I will look forward to hear that the poor are once again being offered food at Guru Bawa’s ‘ House of God.

        Best regards,

        Dr.RN

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        Trying to undo some of the non-sense you have written. You have been quite clear ‘There is no problem of Muslim racism in Sri Lanka’ by contrast ‘Tamil racism is the worst type in Sri Lanka’ – nasty, nasty communal nonsense if ever I say it.

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    Mr Izeth Hussain, your seemingly aimless rambling doesn’t help the Muslims, if that is indeed your intention. You need not have used 1400 words to express the very little you have said. The Conflict between the Tamils and Muslims in the East was created by the Government, resulting in the banishment of Muslims by Prabakaran. That was not so difficult, was it?

    The setting up of Gnanasara and BBS was the work of Gotabaya, to show the Sinhalese that Muslims were their enemy, in order to get 100% percent of the Sinhala Buddhist votes and disadvantage the UNP.

    This continues today with insulting denigrating hurtful hate speech. Muslims do not attack the Sinhalese, Buddhist or Christian. If BBS claim they do, you should ask Gnanasara to prove it. Why don’t you urge the Government to take action to end all hate speech through legislation and police action?

    Any streak of exclusive Muslim communalism is only a reaction to the actions of the BBS and their allies encouraged, sponsored and permitted by the Government “to win votes”. There is plenty of evidence to support this. Why dont you write about this in clear language and expose the Government hand?

    The vast majority of Muslims living in Sri Lanka have no idea about over seas Muslim chaos, the Zionist false flag operations hosted using paid “muslims”, the ISIS, even Al Qaeda. Why cant you say this in clear language? Why cant you make it clear that there is absolutely no connection between the Zionist created Middle East Muslim extremism and the Muslim community in Sri Lanka?

    If you want to help the Muslim Community of Sri Lanka write to President Sirisena telling him that if those in Government want to advance the long term interest of Sri Lanka, to* (see footnote):

    “1. Shut the mouth of Gnanasara. And punish him for the misdeeds of Aluthgama.

    2. Bring in legislation banning hate speech personally, politically, in social discourse, and in the media.

    If you as the Head of the Government are unwilling to take any of the above actions it only means, the Government permits the Sinhala Society to treat the Muslims in any derogatory manner they wish. Are the Sinhala people and the Government prepared to face the consequences for the country? A death is a death. The grief is of equal intensity, whether it is a Sinhala or a Muslim. It does not matter whether it is ten Sinhala versus thousand Muslim deaths. The pain is the same. Before you embark on an adventure, remember also that there are international criminal consequences for wiping out a community of 2 million people, part of the 1.2 billion world wide.

    President Sirisena, this is the best advice you have been offered through the Media up to now, regarding the potential ISIS threat to Sri Lanka, thanks to Colombo Telegraph. Do not worry about losing votes. You will lose the votes of only the vicious cobras. You dont need them. Take action on Item 2 above immediately under Emergency Regulations, which you are entitled to. Strictly hold the Police responsible for enforcing the ban on hate speech. As of now 90 percent of Sri Lanka’s population will support your action. It may change if you take no action NOW, and may lead you into the abyss of no return, to start killing Muslims at random.”
    *Navin July 30, 2015 at 4:36 pm as Comment to “BBS, ISIS & The Real Problem”, by Mohamed Faizal.

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      1. Shut the mouth of Gnanasara. And punish him for the misdeeds of Aluthgama.

      2. Bring in legislation banning hate speech personally, politically, in social discourse, and in the media.

      1. Ignore him like the Sinhalese have already done.

      2. It is difficult to legally differentiate hate speech and freedom of expression (which is fundamental to us unlike for Muslims) Moreover it is technically difficult to implement it on the internet. Holy Koran is also said to contain horrendous hate speech against non Muslims.

      Advice: Discontinue using the loudspeaker on top of every mosque.

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        janz and Izeth Hussein,

        “Advice: Discontinue using the loudspeaker on top of every mosque.”

        Did they have Loudspeakers, 1,400 years Ago? No. So, it was and is Haram.

        If it is not Haram, a Muslim can program a Robot to pray 5 times a day, and even make the Haj Pilgrimage.

        Why the Double Standards, when it comes to Loudspeakers?

        Prophet Mohamed did not use loudspeakers. So it was tradition, Sunnah, not to use Loudspeakers.

        In Saudi Arabia, the Wahaabis do not allow Muslim Women to drive cars. They say it is Haram. Did the women ride Camels 1,400 years Ago.

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      Totally agree with your points…

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      Other Muslim readers like Ahmed Reza must come out openly and effectively restrain this Izeth Hussain, who does much harm to your community with his unsolicited and endless provocation. Clearly, irrespective of the damage caused to Muslims, his only intention appears to be to see his name in regular print in filling the pages of the Island. If he thinks he helps the Muslim cause by insulting all those who disagree with him, the irrational man is grievously in error. What the beleaguered Muslim community needs in this country today are more friends through responsible and friendly interaction. But this man goes in the opposite direction.

      Kettikaran

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    Izeth Hussain

    If you do not have sufficient facts or materials to write about racism of Muslims, you should get out of your house and look for it. Go to Eastern Province and speak to Tamils affected by racist Muslims. Speak to elderly Tamils who will tell you the atrocities that took place PRIOR to LTTE’s existence and how Muslim Patliamentarians / politicians of that period behaved. Find out the involvements of Kariappar of Kalmunai and Mustafa of Pottuvil in 1950s and thereafter. Do not expect others to provide you all the facts for you to write an article.

    In your earlier comment you have stated that you cannot read the book “destroyed Tamil villages” ( alikkappadda thamil kiramangal) as you are not proficient in Tamil language. If so go to a person who could read and interpret in the language you know. Do not expect the readers to do this work for you Maharajah.

    When you go to Eastern Province please speak to young Tamil farmers traders workers teachers students and Tamil PC members to find out how they are victimised at present by Muslim head of the departments, PC members, politicians and Wahabists influenced ordinary Muslims. Listen to the political statements made in mosques.

    Please do not write anymore until you have learnt enough by first hand information gathered personally. Find out who were behind Hoole and his Organisation that has nothing to do with Jaffna University.

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      MR – you appear not to have understood my article.I have stated very clearly that I am not going to deal with Tamil/Muslim relations in the EP. Your advice on how to get information on that subject is unwarranted. – IH

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        Dear Izeth,
        Why are you getting angry when MR tells the correct procedure. The problem with you is that you do not want to know the truth. Without finding the truth of Muslim Lunatic fringe racism, you have come to a conclusion that there is no racism among the Muslims. There are racists in every group and Muslims in Srilanka are not an exception to this. If you say that there had been no Muslim lunatic fringe anti Sinhala racism, you are correct but not completely. The fact is that there is such a thing but it is lying dormant as Muslims are mortally scared of the Sinhalese and will never lift a finger against them. They know very well that if they try any such tricks with Sinhalese, it will end up with serious repercussions to their community. Please accept the truth without beating round the bush.

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          To the reader – That fool Dr Gna is at it again.I call him “fool” in merited reciprocity because that is what he called me in his above response to Dr Rajasingham Narendra.The appellation is merited for this reason. He writes”… you have come to a conclusion that there is no racism among the Muslims”.But I have stated precisely the contrary in my article.My position, about which I have been utterly explicit in my article,is that Muslim racism does not constitute a national problem, and that is why I haven’t written about it.
          But that is probably too complex an argument to be grasped by such a fool as Dr Gna. He may be proficient as a doctor but outside that field he is intellectually scum. Morally he is utter scum, for reasons that I will spell out if necessary. – IH

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            Dear Izeth,
            You can call anyone a fool, but that does not absolve you being a fool. Going by your writings, anyone can come to a conclusion about your wisdom. You are trying to cover up the nasty crimes committed by Muslims on Tamils, by saying that the information that you so far received is only one sided and that you cannot understand Tamil to read books written about these atrocities and that it is not within your area of writing. What a stupid way of trying to dodge matters. Please give up your agenda of bashing of Tamils, and state the truth without calling names of those who are taking you to task about your abherrant behaviour. For your information Muslim racism constitutes a problem especially in Eastern province and it is due to the utmost restraint practiced by Tamils in the face of severe provocations that there is no flare up. You could verify the brewing Islamic racism in the country from the police and fair minded Sinhalese.

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              Dr Gna does not meet the point I made in my reply of August 3. As I guessed my argument is probably too complex for him to grasp.Intellectually he is scum. Morally he is utter scum. Can’t waste my time on him. – IH

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                There is nothing complex in your arguments Izeth. In fact you have proven yourself quite the simpleton, but sadly a rather racist simpleton.

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        This should be good – another lot of partisan drivel.

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    It is time to forget the past and look for a new beginning, these articles by MR. I. Hussain contains lot of words which makes less sense. Why dwell in the past ?

    The war is over, there is no terrorism in Sri Lanka any more what we need to do is look forward to the future. There are many new challenges faced by the society, we should be addressing and discussing those issues. I think it’s time for Mr. I. Hussain to stop this crusade which he is carrying on for nearly 2 years now on articles based on racial lines and religion.

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      Afzal – what on earth are you talking about? I am shocked. Are you unaware of the BBS? Are you really unaware of the following facts 1.a resurgent LTTE with plenty of funds. 2. TNA insistence on federalism and the right of self-determination. 3. Wigneswaran’s provocative statements about which GL Peiris has complained. 4.The fact that MR’s election campaign is focused on supposed threats posed by the minorities. Where are you living? Greenland or Timbuktu or where.? – IH

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        Hussain mischievously twists facts again. When he refers to “TNA insistence on federalism and the right of self-determination” he
        deliberately omits the vital term “internal” TNA’s publicly declared position now is the call for internal federalism and internal self-determination. Hussain knows this all too well.

        Why is Hussain such a dangerous anti-Tamil trouble maker?

        Kettikaran

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          Kettikaran

          “Why is Hussain such a dangerous anti-Tamil trouble maker?”

          Old codgers are old codgers. Some of them don’t realise they have gone passed sell by date.

          The long for attention, at any price. The other old codger rewrites history and claimed to be the only person to have had access to Hugh Nevil collection archived at the British Museum.

          There are other old codgers who are the senile front of public racism.

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      Afzal

      Old codgers must retire gracefully.

      The world is changing, changing very fast. The stupid people of this island will perish only if they refuse to adapt and change, according to social evolution.

      Dinosaurs could not survive because their inability to adapt and change. On the other hand rats (160 million years) and cockroaches (315 million years) survived for over many millions of years.

      The idea of race, religion, region are fast changing and the old Dinosaurs believe they have something to offer, except wisdom. Most of the Dinosaurs suffer from death wish. Like VP when they go they wish to take their people with them.

      Future generation is not going to be that stupid like these old codgers who live in intelligence vacuum/deficit.

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    idle brain is Shaitan’s workshop. Better pl read Quran instead of this bla bla racism. Maasha Allah, 72 virgins are waiting for you.

    you (are the loser) will not succeed in your racial attempts and attacks branding others as Tamils, Normal non racist Sinhalese as racists.

    All Hindu, Christian and Muslims are Tamils. If Tamils are racists (according to your uncorrobrated claim), you are the first racist as your mother Tongue is Tamil (if so). Thanks for your confession.

    [Edited out]

    Evan a layman will explain easily what is prestitute from the great writings of HLDMyhind pala, dayan jayathilaka including yours.

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    It is necessary for Izeth in referring to the Sri Lankan Muslims to define the term in ethnological terms. Muslims, globally, are not a distinct race. There are Pakistanis, Bengalis , Indians, Arabs Afghanis, Europeans who while retaining their ethnic identity embrace the Islamic faith but the term “Sri Lankan Muslims” in relation to these other Muslims lacks a distinct identity which is important for the reader to relate to. Bensen

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      Bensen Berner – “Muslim” refers to religion. People of different ethnic groups can be Muslim by religion.The term Sri Lankan Muslims is really a misnomer. It refers to four distinct ethnic groups – namely the Moors, the Malays, the Borahs and the the Memons. But in Sri Lanka they are usually perceived as Sri Lankan Muslims. The BBS equally targeted those ethnic groups as Muslims. – IH

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        Hussain, the self-claiming super intellectual, seems to have left out the small community of Kojas/Ismailis in the country – who are
        good and peaceful Muslims for the recent centuries they have been here. Like the Memons and the Borahs, they do not twist history by falsely claiming they have been here “for over a thousand years”

        Backlash

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          Kojas are very small in number. The most important was Azeez the estate Tamil trade union leader who passed away many years ago. Backlash must bear in mind that I wasn’t writing a census report. – IH

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    IH “This charge has been made not only by Tamil lunatic fringe anti-Muslim racists, whose ranting and ravings need not be taken too seriously”

    No one take your racism rantings seriously either

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      Rajash – Is that so? But how do you know? – IH

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        Oh you poor thing!

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    Sadly, Mr. Izeth Hussain, racism exists at every corner. Where there isn’t any, man is sure to invent one. In the schoolyard you’d notice in an all-white school, the girl with the ginger hair is picked on. Muslims certainly are not the chosen one. I remember the clash between Muslim sects in Beruwela a couple of years ago. Racism is certainly inevitable, but our objective is to control it as much as possible.

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    Much ado about nothing.

    The author’s constant rambling doesn’t impress the readers.

    His armchair solutions to world problem is boring.

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      I agree; [Edited out] He is damaging the interest / cause of the Muslims.

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        I certainly don’t judge anyone by the ramblings of this lost soul.

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    Muslims are a religious minority and do not constitute a race.
    But, all other ‘races’ have citizens of more than one religion.
    Muslims who believe in extremism which they say is according to the Koran, are in many splinter groups of which the most extremist are those of the IS.
    Muslims believe in female genital mutilation, keeping all females totally covered up in public, mostly do not believe in female education, believe in ‘arranged’ marriages & killing those who marry without family permission – so called ‘honour killings’.
    In some countries, males spurned by females for marriage, mutilate the latter by throwing acid on their faces.
    The four wives permitted, and the easy divorce by the husband reciting a phrase in the direction of Mecca, are in force.
    All this is not lunacy.
    It is ingrained sadism.

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    Izeth Hussain

    Although you look like an elderly person the way you react – comment to the reader above – shows your immaturity and
    Childishness. A cultured person will behave differently. That is all I could say to you now.

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      MR – re your reply of August 3. The way I reacted was appropriate to the way you wrote – which was insultingly in assuming that I needed to be instructed on the basics of how to get information. There was no need for that reply because I had made it absolutely clear that I was mot going to write on the EP problems.Where was the need for you to instruct me on how to get information? There was no need at all. Your purpose was to insult, degrade, demean. Thereby you have declared yourself to be a Tamil lunatic fringe anti-Muslim racist. I have no time for you. – IH

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        I think the only racist in these pages is you Izeth. You denigrate Sinhalese as racists and Tamil as racists, and then happily declare there is no ‘Muslim racism in Sri Lanka’ – I can’t think of anything more racist.

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    Guru Baba’s-God’s house

    Being a Jaffna man, we are aware of Saints who were torch bearers of morals and path directors for spirituals aspirants and religious adherents. Amongst them, Yoga Swami, who left his mortal remains in 1963, is one .While he was living, he had sent some of his disciples and directed them to Guru Baba to be under his care, and for directions, during his last days.

    Though he was mainly at BankShall St, Jaffna, he wandered all over the peninsula and Northern Province and created the God’s house at Chatti, Mankumban and a farm at Puliyankulam for retreat for his disciples. Both these places were looked after by his disciples, who took care and developed under trying conditions of war, fight uncertainty, while carrying the torch of Baba.
    During the Tiger days, IPKF, days, S.L. Army days, local political administration days, Gods house was existing , meditating emanating vibrations of peace and tranquility.

    Baba was happily showed his presence to all, who knew and came to see him. Baba was conducting affairs during the most difficult days, without any conflict or any want, Anyone visiting the place now, recently ,wonder, how a three storied pilgrim rest could be constructed, and came into existence during the turbulent days, to give solace to the devotees.

    How the kitchen can cook food for 500 people, every Friday to feed the poor ,most needy ,hungry,(his gods ,children) in the vicinity and around and also others, who come to him walking, and by other means. Amongst them are infants, children , mentally differently gifted ,girls ,ladies, boys, women and men, who are not usually fed and fattened , controlled and fed on a regular time schedule.

    These children can be seen in hundreds stretching their hands on Fridays to Baba’s grace. The facilitating hand can be seen, moving around, without a word, where everything happens without command or order. This was regular occurrence on every Friday, except for a short period during the war.

    Recently some devils had come from outside, and was keen on taking control of administrations and directing the affaires, knowing that lot of respect reverence , admiration is generated who Interfered and had been engineering , scheming , with a view to create a new order , not synchronized with gods house or Baba’s thoughts and methods.

    Recently after the Ramadhan , the feeding of poor on Friday was blocked , The Baba’s disciple ,who was looking after the affairs had slowly withdrawn as he was not keen to create any unpleasantness, and unharmonious developments.
    Should anyone stop the feeding of children, Infants and babies in the name of any religion.

    can there be any rational reasons ,religiously or otherwise to stop or dash a handful of food in the children’s hands to the ground preventing them appeasing their hunger, at least once a week ,when fattening happens on time schedule and on a, regular basis to others.

    Why do not the rights groups ,dept of social services, children’s groups, mothers groups , humanitarian groups, see no evil. Here no evil ,Speak no evil .Is it a deliberate policy on the part of politicians ,NPC and ex parliamentarians as usual not to speak, regarding these children ,as they are not part of the vote bank .

    The print media ,Does not write ,as these persons, will not by these papers.
    These persons who talk foolishly ,nonsensical subject of religion ,charity, dharma, reconciliation compassion are jobless
    The guardians of law and order, community leader’s govt machinery, do not see these, as these are not their job.

    The military personnel, you were looking after the cows, which were the companions of Baba, during days, when everyone had deserted the vicinity, and nursing them, when they are sick,

    When one of them died, why did you remove the carcase from the Gods house, and buried faraway the decomposing, in the premises, to prevent stench emanating from the carcase, and or maggots crawling from the vicinity. You are standing and guarding and was always with Baba, and how, now failed to notice, the new devils had came and dashed the food,that was on the children’s hands.
    Beware, Gods ways are mysterious,Jaffna has lot of lessons to offer to the world. We will watch the play.

    The parched hearts, dry dreary minds, are devils workshops, These personalities, who are asuras, create hell out of heaven.

    I appreciated all who had raised this issue, and made to discuss, Guru Baba’s grace and his vision.

    Old Yarlppanathan 03-08-2015

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      “Recently some devils had come from outside…” These reportedly foreign-inspired savage shaithans are the new danger within to our Muslim friends. These will pose a danger and threat to the entire community island wide. They must be weeded out and the community
      saved. I sympathise their challenge is a difficult one.

      The Muslim community will note the many comments coming from Tamils in praise of the good social and humane work done by Guru Baba. This is a clear indication the age old friendly relations between Northern Tamils and Muslims remain and will survive.

      Kettikaran

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        Yes, fortunately most people are smarter than to read the racist ramblings of Izeth – I don’t think his nonsense will have a negative impact on race relations in Sri Lanka, mostly because almost everyone thinks he has lost it.

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    All the comments on this topic are from BIGOTS!

    All comments are focused on Racism, Bigotry; Religion; Caste; Creed;

    Where is the Morality of all these commentators including Izeth Hussain ?

    We can do nothing about the past – but we can well control the future.

    So let all of us be concerned about not repeating past mistakes but be aware that if there is no morality….. there is NO hope.

    If what is good for you is not good for me – their in lies the MAIN problem.

    What say all of you that if we insist from the powers-that-be (in the future),
    that we all want equality – what ever the circumstances of birth was – no matter the gender; religion; caste or creed – among the many other differences our individual upbringing has forced us into ?

    Would any of you say aye to that?

    If not explain your BIGOTRY.

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    Izeth Hussain

    Can’t you remember your earlier comments under your previous articles asking for information.. You were asking Eelaventhan for information re Muslim’s animosity towards Tamils which Eelaventhan failed to provide to you.
    Then I provided some of the information to you for which you thanked me. The atrocities I have mentioned was the result of Muslim’s racism and cannot be limited to. ” Tamil / Muslim relations” or ” EP problems” as indicated by you above.

    What do you say about the Muslims’ involvement in the July 1983 pogrom against Tamils in Armour Street Grandpass layards Broadway and other places in Colombo South? Don’t you know supporters of a leading Muslim politician Of UNP were active participants in this pogrom?

    I condemn vehemently the killings of Muslims in Kathankudi and other places in EP by the LTTE. Can you condemn the atrocities committed on Tamils by Muslims, Muslim Home Guards and Muslims in the state armed forces, in the same way I do?

    Alex, I fully agree with your comments above.

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      MR – I have been writing articles for decades.I have many times spoken out against what was done by that UNP Muslim politician during the 1983 pogrom. I must have been the only Muslim to do so. Tamils and Sinhalese have also been silent about it for the most part.
      Of course I condemn vehemently what was done by Muslim home guards and Muslims in the armed forces against Tamils in the EP. I may be the only one who in the English print media has made the point more than once that the eviction of Muslims from the North was preceded by the Home guards getting together with the STF to drive out Tamils from several EP villages. That was after I found confirmation of Eelaventhan’s allegation in an International Crisis Group report.
      You are aware of the volatile situation in the EP and that sensible people there are trying to contain it.In my view it would be criminal for outsiders to do anything that might spoil their endeavors. Let them decide whether or not the past should be investigated at the present stage. Are you really unable to understand my position? – Ih

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        Izeth, have you read what you are writing

        ‘You spoke out many times against the 1983 pogrom’ – well done – what do you want a medal?

        ‘I must be the only Muslim to do so’ – really – and then you say the Muslims are not racist. Firstly, I don’t believe you are the ‘only Muslim to do so’ – but secondly if you think you are how can you then conclude Muslims aren’t racist. So obtuse.

        ‘You are the only one in English print who notes the mass violence by Muslim home-guards in the EP’ – again what do you want a medal?

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