25 August, 2019

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No Ending: Touching Muslim Shops Goes To Mawanella

By Rifai Naleemi –

Dr. Rifai Naleemi

Dr. Rifai Naleemi

Muslim hardware shop was burnt down last night in Mawanella

It is reported that a hardware shop belonging a Muslim man was set on fire last night by unidentified people in Mawanella town.  Muslims in the area believe that this was done deliberately by some anti- Muslim elements. This follows series anti- Muslim attacks and anti- Muslims campaign started by BBS two years ago. These continuous attacks on Muslim properties and Muslim places of worship are aimed at destroying Muslim business and Muslims livelihood in Sri Lanka.

It is a worrying trend. This government is deliberately ignoring this anti- Muslim campaign of BBS.  It has not taken any action against it.  It is generally believed that government is perpetrating all these attacks behind the scene. JVP leader recently said this openly and yet, our Muslim MPs knowing or unknowing do not take any actions.  They do not have courage to crossover from this ruling party and sit down with opposition as a protest.

I personally believed that ineptitude and incompetence of our politicians is one of the main reasons for this pathetic situation of Muslims today. I understand that BBS has put them in a difficult situation and yet, what is the point in sitting with this government that does not care what is happening in the country and what is point in sitting with this government that perpetrates this mayhem.

Just a week ago a Muslim shop was burned down in Aluthagama. Within a week this shop was burned down. This series of attacks started with Fashion Bug attack sometimes ago. This government has not been taking any actions against the culprits and it has encouraged these anti- Muslims trend to increase and continue. I think that this government should take responsibility to these attacks and it is failure of this government to take action that give boosting to this racist people to increase their attacks on these innocent people.

I think that government should tell public that it will compensate these loses from public money.

There is no system of insurance for small business people in Sri Lanka. Hence government should compensate these victims either through presidential fund or local government funds. Business people in Sri Lanka pay income tax and they should be compensated for that reason. That is the only way to teach a lesson to these anti-social elements.

Although these are privately own shops these thugs are destroying national wealth and properties of Sri Lanka. These people are damaging ecosystem and environment of this beautiful country. Whether you destroy the properties of Muslims or Tamils it is national wealth that you are destroying. What you are doing is not good for your country. If this trend continues this could harm Sri Lanka economy and it could affect Sri Lanka tourism industries. If this trend continues it could damage good name of Sri Lanka internationally and even it could damage Sri Lankan diplomatic relations with some Muslim countries

It should be noted here that 95% of Sinhalese are peace loving good people and this type of racist attack tarnishes good name of those 95% peace loving good people. It would be wrong to generalise these attacks and yet, there is a small numbers of anti- Muslim elements operating in Sri Lanka. It is a duty and responsibility of any responsible government to take strong action against those who perpetrate these attacks. Government officers should apply rules of law equally to all without bias and prejudice. Otherwise, what is the point of having government, police and courts in Sri Lanka?

I think that it is a moral duty and responsibility of religious leadership of this country to speak out strongly against this injustice. Of course, there have been some strong voices against BBS from Sinhalese community. Many politicians, academics, Monk and journalists from Singhalese spoke about this problem recently and they should come out with some strategies and mechanisms to completely wipe out this social cancer from Sri Lanka.  This is the time to think how to build Sri Lanka not initiate conspiracies to destroy Sri Lanka. These anti-social elements are really enemies of Sri Lanka and indeed they are not patriotic Sri Lankans at all.

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    IS IT TIME TO SET FIRE TO ONE OR TWO OTHER SHOPS BY SOME OTHER ‘PATRIOTIC’ PEOPLE?

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    Dr with regard to the Aluthgama shop burning, it looks the owners of the shop is not that inersant as you claimed.

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      If they are not innocent, a court of law should apply justice. Vigilante rule prevails in the banana republic of Lanka. Waste of resources on the upkeep of police and justice system.

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        There is no law and order in SL to seek justice mate.

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    Dear Dr. Rifai Naleemi

    This is a criminal act. You are doing right in exposing these criminals. So Who are these criminals? They all should be sued, complaints recorded and ask for Identify the suspects by Name and include.

    Put the monk Mahanama “Buddhism”, called Mara-Buddhism to shame. Is this what the enlightened Buddha taught, to be practiced by the Para-Sinhala?

    a) Criminal Prosecution and
    b) Damages.
    Talk to Minister Bathiudeen and File Lawsuit Against the criminals and the police.

    Make it their problem. That is the way Ku Klax Klan was handled in the USA. Furthermore, make your complaint with

    1. Alutgama/Mawanella police station
    2. Western /Central Police Governor
    3. Western/Central Police Chief minister
    4. All members of Parliament of of Mawaneela district.
    5. Minister of Justice
    6. President
    7. House Speaker
    8. Leader of the opposition
    9. Leader of JVP Anura Dissanayaka
    10. Leader of the Democratic party, Sarath Fonseka

    RELIGIOUS LEADERS:
    1. Ven Sobitha Thero
    2. All Mahanayakas
    3. The Cardinals and Bishops
    4. The Ulema Council
    5. Head Hindu Priests if any

    INTERNATIONAL
    1. Asian Human Right Council
    2. Amnesty international
    3. Secretary general UN
    4. UN HRC ASIAN REGION: All Heads of State s of SARAC All Cricket teams and players of the Asian Region and the Cricketing national World Bank China All Middle East Countries.

    JVP May Day Rally 2014 – Anura Dissanayake’s Speech

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0V7f1pSZ5k

    Amarasiri

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      amASSiri [Edited out]

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        ela kolla and avatars,

        Did you return to Habaraduwa? A Monk in Habaraduwa gives proper education. Did you take Bus 134?

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNSC93mPs4I

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          amASSiri the altar boy, still waiting for your treatment…

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            ela-kolla and avatars,

            Did you return to Habaraduwa? A Monk in Habaraduwa gives proper education. Looks like you were able to take Bus 134. Ask Jim Softy “Thatha” and Lorenzo “Bappa” to give you candies, and “Mung Kavum’

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNSC93mPs4I

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    The writer deliberately avoid to mention as i know well the hardware shop workers told some sinhalese girls that they are prostitutes and said these sinhalese girls are servants to them.It is how muslims treat our sinhalese girls.I know well.

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      @naral…Yes,Say something and justify all criminal activities done by Buddhist Monks and its thugs.remember in 1977 to 1983 even tamils were treated in such a sadistic manner by singhalese which resulted in tamil freedom struggle.From 1983 to 2009 tamils and their property were not touched,why? tamils were respected during these periods,why?.Only way out for muslims too is to defend themselves.If not perish.Perishing while defending is more honorable.REMEMBER ONCE THINGS GETS GOING ALL THOSE WHO SPREAD HATE WILL RUNAWAY KEEPING BEHIND THE HELPLESS TO SUFFER AND ITS THE REALITY.WHERE WERE THE BBS,RAVAYA,JHU ETC., WHEN LTTE WAS GOING GREAT GUNS?

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      This is same stupid story and excuse, over and over again, and equally stupid people keep believing it.
      If there are any problems, we have the police to handle it, not terrorizing mobs.

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    My dear you can expect the continuous escalation of anti Muslim acts in the months to come untill the end of the next major election. This is the only residual investment left for the government to be engaged in the absence of dividends of development to deceive the Lankan voters. These Sinhala voters of all categories appear to be very happy when the Muslims are attacked. Because they have been convinced to believe that the Buddhism is at a risk due to Muslims practicing their religion as required by their rule of religion.

    The main reason for this is fortunately for the government, the people of this country are taking political decisions based on their religion race with a communal mind. This has paved the way for the government to take a huge advantage at the cost of Muslim minorities.

    Unfortunately the Muslim community lacks leaders to guide them. All of them are leaders iin their community be in politics, religion or culture. Now see this recently emanated Sri Lanka Towheed Jamaath. It is a group splitted from the All Ceylon Towheed jamaat. This new group has all yougsters. They want to lead the youngsters. Their recent speech proves that the leader of that group is half baked not discern when he referred the Triple Gem as Three stones.

    The BBS who made big hue and cry on this by taking it to Mahanayake Theros should have first analysed it objectively. Then they would have threw it to the jungle without talking it about even.

    Because the dictionary meaning of Gem means – Great person or Great things. So it fit to the purpose. I think even the BBS Thero appears to be half baked or he deliberately took it to make an issue out of it.

    So Dear Muslims, I feel sorry for the status of impunity that prevail in the government. The rulers will have to allow this situation to prevail at least till end of next january. The country is administered by the real politicains who has to see that he is reelceted in the next election. prosperity is only in this direction in a way that fully satisfied the MAHAJATHIYA in a very irrational way.So they will vote for the govt. as they think the buddhism and the sinhala race is at a risk of erosion and the only mesiah is this ruler.

    This country will never prosper untill the people tend to take well informed decision at elections without thinking narrowly and subjectively.

    Now for instance take the allegations levelled by Minister Wimal Weerawansa on the Milk powder prices. Not only that even the prices of Gas also the same. If one analyse the world market price fluctuation of the prices of milk powder, gas and petrolleum the MAHAJATHIYIA can discern about the dividends given to them by the rulers.

    Any how for the minorities, their political leaders have no place in the government. So fortunately or unfortunately you have to bear with all these difficulties by giving an opportunity for the rulers to deceive the Mahajathiya once again in the name of race and religion at the next election.

    The BBS version of Buddhism will so the needful to set the motion in addition to the so called now becoming opposition of Hela Urumaya and Wimal’s party

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    The barbaric and UNEDUCATED Sinhala racist Jarapassa regime has opened another WAR FRONT against the Muslim minority, after denying the Tamil minority the right to mourn their dead..

    The moronic Matara victory celebration is Counter productive to RECONCILIATION and will only strengthen the resolve of the minorities and international community to see Mahinda Rajapaksa and Gotabaya the white van goon tried for war crimes.

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    The pogrom of July 1983 against the Tamils who were the most successful community in Sri Lanka was due to Sinhala majority racism and JEALOUSY and ENVY of the success of Tamil business and professionals.

    During the war years as the Tamil community was decimated and businessed destroyed, the best professionals left the country and there was a huge brain drain, the Muslims slowly prospered and did well, so now the Sinhala Modayas are attacking the Muslims. This is done on the instruction of Gota the Goon who is BBS patron as part of the wider strategy of Rajapaksa family military dictatorship and creation of a DEEP STATE or state within the a state with a facade of democracy and circus of elections. DIVIDE, DISTRACT and RULE Lanka with the BBS Balu Sena to DISTRACT SInhala Modayas is Goon Gota’s master strategy.

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    I remember NGO pundits have been persistently telling our governments to find the cause for LTTE to arise and treat it than try to annihilate it. And for almost 30 years, all most all our elected governments until Rajapakse government tried to sort out the terrorist problem the NGO’s way.

    In the end, opinion by NGOs didn’t matter for LTTE was an armed terrorist outfit. BBS is not LTTE, I mean BBS do not follow LTTE tactics. So, treatment for LTTE doesn’t work for BBS.

    BBS is the result of actions and behaviours by Saudi trained Wahhabi and Salafi like extremists in Sri Lanka. But neither NGOs nor Muhammadans like Rifai see it that way. Such extremists are absolutely blind for what Wahhabis and Salafis done to traditional Sufi Muslims of Sri Lanka. BBS have opened the eyes of the average man in Sri Lanka on the exponential growth of Muhammadans.

    When suit to their particular analysis, extremist Muhammadans say 95% Sinhala Buddhists are good people and therefore they are against BBS. But the truth is; all most all Sinhala Buddhists and Hindus and established Christians accept that Wahhabi and Salafi like extremists in Sri Lanka are a threat to religious cohabitation. Its about time Muhammadans look at the mirror and see what’s wrong with them.

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    seems like owners are setting their businesses on fire to claim the insurance….

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      Thana Kolla, by making such an idiotic statement you appear to be setting yourself on fire!

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        buru mike, this is a well fabricated story to get the sympathy and insurance claims….i’ve never seen this fabricated lie in any tv channel news or in any newspaper..bugger has set fire to a abandoned hut to get the insurance claim….how pathetic…

        buru mike, this act is as pathetic as you are

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          Thana Kolla, the time has come for you to set yourself on FIRE! RIP my friend. We will miss you!!

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            buru mike, you are as good as dead…

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    This is no different in pattern to what the Nazis in Germany did to Jewish businesses: Boycotting and destroying first; Eventually Jews were exterminated by the Nazi fascists.

    Is the same thing in store for Muslims of the fascist Silly Lanka after the extermination of 147,000 plus innocent Tamils in 2009?

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      Did the Nazis ever save thousands of Jews from terrorists? Did they house and feed them you utter moron?

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    Silly Lanka state sponsored Sinhala ranaviru – heroes are be trying to impress Modi that they can surpass BJP in anti-Muslim actions:

    This way they may be trying to get Modi on the side of their fascist regime.

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    Muslims are reaping the harvest for the unconditional support they gave the racist government to destroy Tamils fighting for their democratic rights rather than supporting the oppressed Tamil-speaking brothers.

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      @Thiru., if LTTE did not ethnic cleanse muslims in North or attack them in Kattankudy mosque,muslims if not all,some would have stood with tamils.The sinful act by LTTE made the singhalese government to take advantage of the situation and played on their emotions,while doing nothing to IDP muslims

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    This is definitely self-immolation buy shop owner to claim insurance..
    Muslims are good in such dirty works and put blame on others..

    Muslims built an illegal Mosque inside the “Mahaweuna Uyana” Anuradhapura where Buddhist ancient archaeological site, Later it was ordered to demolished by authorities as it is illegal and make disruptive. Muslims put blame on Buddhists

    Muslims started collecting money for Halal from entire population. Later some portion of people opps to Halal
    Muslims put blame on Buddhists

    pathetic race

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      @bebon., remember 1977 to 1983 what singahlese did to innocent tamils,killing,burning them and their properties destroyed.After 1983 tamils were not touched,why? then where were your excuses to attack tamils?.Again, your excuses to attack minorities seems to have resurfaced after the war,History repeats.such a jealous and hateful lot it seems.

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      Beboon, you and Thana Kolla appear to be birds of a feather needing specialised medical care! Get well soon to join hands.

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        buru mike, are you out of the hospital?

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          He is born idiot , mental treatments doesn’t apply to him

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    GOSL’S trying to appease Modi administration?

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    SLG is did not even make a statement related to burning of the shop in Aluthgama. No arrest no action. Our Muslim cronies in the government are busy pleasing MR.

    Now this, it seems now that these kind of actions has been decentralized.
    Probably regional “Greese Yaka” teams have been given a different role.

    As usual police will visit the scene and record a statement, someone might accuse the owner of the shop of abusing a dog or cow.

    But if you seriously look at the big picture, this is not only common to minority, what the majority have failed to realize is that this is happening to them also, but they are so engrossed on the propaganda they fail to see through the smoke.

    Welikada prison, Ratupaswella, Kaduwela incidents nothing came out of any of this. IUSF students have been arrested and their is accusation of abduction, railway & health sector workers are putting up demands, crime is rampant, overall the general populace is not happy or rather they are all fed up.

    The regime is basically losing the grip of control. The partial polices which was taken in relation to Law and Oder is coming back to bite them.

    Provincial council MP, National MP’s Cheep Ministers, Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Monitoring Ministers and sons of all these A. holes all are busy plundering in whatever the way possible.

    There is much less effort is going on to look after the welfare of the people who voted for them.

    Suddenly they have realized the time has come, now the regime is having a uphill task to handle how are they going to face the next big election ?

    UVA elections should give us a good indications of what the trends are (though I have much less hope), hopefully the opposition can berry their bickering and come up with a strong unified message to save this country from utter chaos.

    Lets do our bit for a better future for all Lankans.
    Vote wisely, if you are overseas make the trip down to cast your vote!

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      Afzal you Sinkalam:

      ela kolla thinks that the owners are setting fire to their businesses to claim the Insurance. DO YOU AGREE. I bet you do.

      I agree with you that the BOOTLICKERS like Hakeem are not doing anything. This is what happens if you lick the boots of THUGS,CRIMINALS
      and LOOTERS.

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        Fetch !

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      afzal, how pathetic that shop owner can be to burn down his own hut to claim insurance….absolute disgrace

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        Ela, I told you once that I don’t expect any of the sort u gave to Gnadasara and Rishard.

        I am glad you have learned your lesson and getting your post across.
        It’s nothing for me part of day to day good deeds. Dont worry about it.

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          afzal, where would be the next burn down to claim insurance?

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            Thana Kolla, in your own backyard! Keep on sniffing, sniff, sniff!!

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              buru mike, donkeys will envy you

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    Why are they continually attacked?

    These attacks continue because no matter how many businesses were attacked Moors as a community would not take decisive actions because their leaders, no matter which political party they belong to,think only of themselves. They do not want to lose salaries, vehicles, mansions profits, foreign tours prestige and power.That is why 3 Muslim MPs of the WPC joined the government very recently.
    The other important reason is as individuals Moors are very greedy.Their world is limited only to money sex and religion. They are unable to think out of the box.
    May be I am rude in expressing my opinion. But I am against these attacks. I condemn these attacks without any reservation.

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    ‘This government is deliberately ignoring this anti- Muslim campaign of BBS’.

    Dr Rifai Nalimi, Call spade a space. NO need to be that diplomatic with a [Edited out] regime, come on. Isn’t it better to directly point a finger at the tsunami embezzler who is directly involved with his murderous brother Gothaya.
    How long this is going to go?
    Its enough now, must find a way to build a peaceful SL.
    This [Edited out] regime must be condemn and duly punished.
    These Thakkadiyos made wealth for generations to come, every penny must be taken back and every property must be confiscated.

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    This kind of acts against the Muslims, are encouraged by the Rajapakshe regime for a purpose. That is to appease the large anti muslim elements in the wider population which are a significant number . And the shrewd Rajapakshe knows he can count on their votes at the next election.
    To the Muslims.. you won’t get justice in Sri Lanka ask the Tamils .. they will tell you.. the only way is to take these matters to the international arena . Lobby every possible Muslim country from the Mid-East to Asia to bring about pressure on this despicable regime !

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