18 August, 2019

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Norte Dame Tragedy & The Hypocrisy Of The Grieving West

By Mohamed Harees

Lukman Harees

Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue’ – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

What happened in Paris where one of the world’s iconic monuments Norte Dame became an unfortunate victim of a raging fire ,was tragic and heart breaking. The sincere grief shown by the world leaders including the West and the hash tag laden expressions of sadness ablaze in the social media were touching and emotional. Trump even suggested in his usual style that perhaps flying tankers could be used to douse the flames. EU President bewailed the sad spectacle of the fire, referring to the Norte Dame as an institution allegedly belonging to the whole humanity. Around 1 Bn Euros have been pledged to reconstruct the cathedral, with most money coming from  few elite families connected with Paris’ fashion houses.

It was indeed, a globally significant  monument ,well known for its intrinsic arts and architectural value, beyond being a Christian landmark. The expression of  global grief at all levels is understandable and part of our human value system. However the problem lies in the selective nature of the grief , sorrow and sadness shown and the double standards and hypocrisy shown particularly by the so-called leaders of the West. The fires set ablaze as a result of the West’s  imposed wars and terror in various parts of the world specially the  ME in partnership with the regional dictators, have become so commonplace and routine that the world outside has taken them as given and resultantly been immune to the innumerable tragedies of killings, violence , casualties and famine. Besides, what if these types of laudable gestures of pledge to restore this iconic monument, was also equally made to put an end at least to the most horrified scenes of ‘banlieues’ ( ghettos) in their own backyard in Paris. The recent gilet jaunes protests are a testimony to the extent of marginalisation in France. These types of prioritising  bricks over bones and human lives are common in today’s secular world. Perhaps, this tragedy would awaken the world’s conscience, where it realises there are many more different things and people to save, beyond just Western artefacts.

Recently, the world saw on TV how WikiLeaks co-founder Assange was pulled out of the Ecuadorean embassy in London, possibly to be extradited to US. His revelations included

the horrific adventures the US/UK combine did in Iraq ,Afghanistan and the ME and thus it was not in the interests of the West to keep him out revealing their well guarded secrets about their evil plans in the rest of the world. Today, many other countries have been dismembered in the ME- Libya, Syria and Yemen have been made anarchic and bombed back to Stone Age. Gaza and Occupied territories in Palestine are ruined beyond imagination, becoming a hell hole ion earth. Millions have died , rendered homeless and undergoing famine and health related issues, thanks to the trigger happy tantrums of Bush and his poodle Blair. Even ISIS was a Western construct according to even Western experts. Apart from occasional condemnations and expressions of grief, there has been no serious measures even by the UN to hold those guilty of war crimes in the West to account.

Calls for Trump’s flying tankers and such expressions of heart  breaking grief were palpably absent when far more serious tragedies have been staking place in the world. Zionist Israel periodically undertakes land grabbing, forming settlements illegally and bombing expeditions in Gaza, the largest open prison camp in the world, killing hundreds and destroying Palestinian homes and heritage. During the Israel’s operation in 2014, more than 2250 Palestinians including women and children were killed. Israeli Ambassador to the US bodily declared that it is Israel’s right to bomb hospitals but  this horror hardly elicited serious condemnations. In 2018, hundreds of peaceful protesters were killed near the Gaza fence, while US recognised Jerusalem as the capital of the Zionist State. Recently, the US recognition extended to Golan heights too. Many Palestinian artefacts are being destroyed on a regular basis by the Zionist regime.

What happens in Yemen is really heart breaking  to say the least. The worst inhumane catastrophe in recent times according to UN ,unravelling in this poor nation due to the brutal war waged on them by Saudi and UAE supported by US military hardware and software does not attract the similar Norte Dame type condemnations or concerns around the world. Around 85,000 may have died due to starvation and malnutrition and 40 school children recently lost their lives due to a US supplied bomb. For many Barack Obama is a saint and a model US leader. But in his time , 26,171 bombs were dropped on the world in a single year|(2016) and drones were leisurely used to killed innocents in Afghanistan. Today, he was mourning about the destruction of history when Norte Dame was ablaze, when he had been part of destruction of history elsewhere. Hilary Clinton too expressed similar type mourning. Trump’s ‘feats’ in double talk and adopting double standards are open secrets. It is a shame that many tragic realities more graver than the Norte Dame have not been getting the same raging empathy.

Thus, the hypocritical outbursts of emotion and mourns from leaders such as Macrons, Obamas, Trumps and Mays belie their own countries’ complicity in killings ,destruction and wars in many other parts of the world. For them, a burning monument is their own backyard is something to grieve upon whereas evil consequences of many  events undertaken to pursue their own strategic interests elsewhere are justifiable. There are many elites in Paris  who will pledge money in millions to reconstruct the burning cathedral (quite justifiably), but would not part with their funds when it comes to rehabilitation of their own backyards. The ‘humane’ treatment of refugees in the Calais jungle in France or those from the other  side of Mexican ‘wall’ in USA is wishful thinking! What is referred here is not about expressing grief for Norte Dame ;rather total lack of proportion generated in collective grief emerging from the decision making rooms in the west, when compared with other worst tragedies elsewhere ironically  created by them.

Grenfell Fire tragedy in the UK is a glaring example of this lack of proportion. 72 people died in that disaster, money pledged to rehouse the survivors were nowhere close to the amounts pledged to Norte Dame reconstruction. There are yet to be rehoused. Teresa May was criticised as inhumane and uncaring after she sidestepped questions about this horrific tragedy. When ISIS destroyed historic artefacts and antiques, the world condemned quite rightly but when people were being killed and maimed in hundreds and thousands in Syria, Yemen and Gaza, much indifference was shown. It is as if concern for human life and value in certain parts of the world beyond the West gets dwarfed when compared to bricks and inanimate objects. Talking of artefacts and antiques, how about the millions worth of them being pilfered under the very eyes of the US invading forces in Iraq and also those items stolen by the Colonial West in the past! Will these be returned to the countries there belong to?

It is also shameful that far right white suprematist groups were trying to play the islamophobic game amidst this Notre Dame disaster and suggested that cause of this disaster would not come out if Islamists are involved. Further ,this damage would serve a higher purpose if it spurs the white man into action to seize power in their own countries, hinting at the immigrants in their midst. Even the Media and social media including FB, stands guilty on this count of hypocrisy and double standards. There is total lack of proportion about the publicity given to tragedies in the West compared to other parts of the world. A clear example was how the media covered the ISIS terror attacks in Paris and Beirut on the same day, few years ago. This double standard streak continues to date. To the media, it’s anti semitism to criticise Israel while it is freedom of expression to talk ill of the character of the Holy Prophet of Islam(S). If a man with a Muslim name commits a terror act, then Muslims are collectively accountable whereas if a white man does it, then it is a psychopath or a lone wolf. It took the courage of Arden of NZ to call a spade a spade and many Media outlets thankfully followed suit. Even UN is guilty of adopting double standards. It is unpalatable that Trump/Bibi adventure to rob and maim Palestinian people do not appear to run any serious opposition in the UN chambers.

Humanitarian crises around the world will fail to be resolved if the providers of aid are also the perpetrators of the conflicts. Western and specially US virtues are mobilised to justify policies, wars, covert activities which are not virtuous at all. The American and the West’s claims of altruism and promotion of democracy was bogus as we saw their evil plans and military adventurism in the aftermath of the end of WWII and during  Iraqi and Afghanistan invasions. Everywhere US and their British and French counterparts leave their footprints, there is eventual ruin and victims. Their pack of lies and deception to start wars get exposed subsequently.

In this context, while we feel and should feel for this Norte Dame tragedy, it is also important to keep in mind there were many other more serious tragedies going around the world, most of them being as a result of the adventures of the West, but  conveniently been  left out of the public discourses and therefore not been shown the same concern by the scheming West and a biased Media . Until the world understands these double standards and Western hypocrisy in its’ proper perspective, it will continue to accept Western narratives and media positions as eternal truth and continue to selectively grieve or express our grief at West’s behest ,leaving out catastrophes of graver and serious proportions from our radar.

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    Norte Dame tragedy is a real tragedy indeed. I had the opportunity of visiting the place a couple of years back and naturally concerned about it.
    As Mohamed Harees has stated it is tragedy caused by fire unexpectedly. But there are tragedies caused to human beings in various countries deliberately by USA,UK,France and other western counties just to show their superiority. The number of people killed in the Middle east countries including Palestinians, and the Srilankan Tamils with the Help of almost all the western countries, during the civil war has not been accounted for. Recently I read an article as to how Britain was involved in Killing the Tamils in Srilanka during the war ( indirectly) and their effort to destroy all the documents in this regard.
    Killing in Iraque by both USA and Britain to search for the non available weapons of mass destruction is another matter, no body seems to care.
    While people seem to care for the the Man made church to accommodate God, they don’t seem to care for the ‘GOD MADE HUMANS’?

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      Mohamed Harees,

      Thanks for your article pointing out the Double Standards of the West, and it’s collaborators Saudi Arabia and UAE in Yemen.

      While, it is a tragedy that the Norte Dame, the historical landmark went up in flames, due to an accident, the Double Standards you were describing, were all made by the West and the Saudi-UAE alliance in Yemen.

      Why, Double Standards? It is purely self interest . The victims are of little value, good only as fodder towards achieving their self interest.

      Was God angry with the West and caused the fire to burn the Norte Dame? According to Al-Ghazali, cotton burns, because God wills, the Asharite position, whereas Ibn Rushd says it is a natural phenomenon. So, what do you think ?What do the Ulama think? Can they use reason? Or, are they still stuck in Revelation is above Reason?

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      The Portuguese. Spanish and other European colonials deliberately burnt and destroyed many religious symbols , and buildings, of the colonised nations in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Many far older than Norte Dame . In Sri Lanka the Portuguese and the Dutch deliberately destroyed over 500 Hindu temples and other significant religious and cultural monuments of the Eezham Tamils. Eg the kings palace in the north and east , as they were all along the coast and then used the stones of these destroyed monuments, to build churches , forts( the Jaffna fort being one of them) and huge mansions for the white colonial rulers. The huge ancient Hindu temples like Thirukonweswaram, Thrikeetheswaran , Naguleswaram , which are thousands of years old , were deliberately destroyed by the Portuguese. They did the same thing along the Sinhalese coastal areas, it is only in the interior where their rule did not extend and was jungle covered that all ancient monuments were preserved. No one cries about them. The Muslim Taliban and ISIS deliberately destroyed the Bamiyan Budda and the ancient ruins in Palmyra Syria which were all of world heritage, where was the hue and cry about this. Recently the Sinhalese Sri Lankan government armed forces and police deliberately burned the Jaffna Library, the oldest and biggest in Asia with more than 930000 books and ancient documents , that attested to the antiquity of the Tamils in the island. It was a deliberate move to destroy one of the symbols and culture of the Island’s Tamils and also destroy the proof of the island’s Tamils ancient history, just like the Sri Lankan government , armed forces , the archeological department and Sinhalese racists are now busy destroying many ancient Hindu temples in the north and east with fake concocted history and converting them to Buddhist places of worship.

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        Siva Sankaran Sharma,
        Not only Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial barbarians, Dravidian invaders from Hindusthan starting from around 3rd century BC also destroyed Buddhist temples, Dagabas, burnt thousands of Sinhala documents written in Ola leaves, destroyed Buddha statues carved from stone, destroyed ancient monuments, burnt down Sinhala settlements, burnt paddy crops and looted paddy kept by farmers for their consumption forcing them to die of starvation. The brutalities of Dravidians is no better than those of colonial parasites.
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        During the Demala terrorist campaign, LTTE destroyed many Buddhist temples and killed monks in North and East. Even now Demalu and Marakkalayo are destroying Sinhala Buddhist archeological sites in the North and East and in some places build Kovils and Mosques on top of them. The Government of the Unpatriotic National Party is turning a blind eye to such incidences just to get their votes. Traitors!
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        Sinhalayo condone burning Yapanaya library. It is no secret who was behind that incident but now Demalu who have a short memory support them.

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        SSS Why did Emperor Asoka not send his beloved son Arahath Mahinda to south India or Tamilnadu ????? When converted to Buddhism emperor Asoka’s entire Hindu high officials & priests were against it. He decided to send his beloved son to place where Hinduism was not in existence. Before south Indian merchants like ELARA grabbed the power ,Hinduism was not in existence in this Land. Not even Darvadians or Darvadian any language was in Existence in this Land. Every thing changed Only after two traders grabbed the political power of Sinhalay with the help Pallawa Dynasty before ELARA. Since then south Indians migration occurred in numbers ultimately locals were started dying due to incurable deceases like Cholora & Vasoory. It is clearly mentioned in our old sorcery books written in old Sanskrit language. As such Existence of prehistorical Hindu temple here is bullshit. Before Buddhism people were animists. Historical pop song still sung by fishermen vouch for it. ” HELU HELAI HELAYA” (Poor exhaust sweat,tears & Susums as such please help us with good catch. It is an animistic appeal to dead ancestors) appeal to dead ancestors for good fish harvest for their net or Ma dela . As such do not publish bullshit without any proof like pop song mentioned by me above. If there was Hinduism in existence here emperor Asoka never sent his own son Arahath Mahinda here for safety as Buddhists delegation to spread Buddhism here.

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      Mohamed Harees, you are saying many Palestinian artifacts are being destroyed on a regular basis by Zionists. Are you not exhibiting double standards when you are silent about artifacts belonging to other religions being destroyed on a regular basis by Muslim racists. You are complaining about recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel by USA. Your mind seems to be in a vacuum when it is a historical fact that Jerusalem was the birth place of Judaism, thereby making it a land of the Jews. This being so Jewish claim of Jerusalem is nothing wrong and Muslim claim to is racism. In this modern world do you expect people to believe that Mohamed a mere human being went to heaven in a chariot. To build a mosque in that Jewish holy site is an act of aggression and provocation. Jewish promised land is enshrined in the bible and has been a reality, and how much you bark you could do nothing about it.

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        Lanka Perera,

        “Your mind seems to be in a vacuum when it is a historical fact that Jerusalem was the birth place of Judaism, thereby making it a land of the Jews”

        I think your theory is reasonable. Why not expel Hindus from India?

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        Lanka Perera, so Tamils existed in Jaffna for more than 2500 years. So Jaffna belongs to Tamils.

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        ‘it is a historical fact that Jerusalem was the birth place of Judaism, thereby making it a land of the Jews.”

        Judaism was Revealed to Prophet Moses (PBUH) around 2000BC but he NEVER set foot in Jerusalem. It is about a 1000 years later, in 1000 BC that King David conquered Jeruaslem and made it the Capital for his Jewish Kingdom.

        So, when a 1000 years separate the birth of Judaism and Jerusalem coming under the control of a Jewish King, how WRONG it is to say that “Jerusalem was the birth place of Judaism”?

        Moreover, Jerusalem is much OLDER than Judaism. During its long History, Jerusalem has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times

        Don’t forget that the zionist state was CREATED by the UN,
        dominated by the West, in 1947 and IMPOSED on the Palestinian people who formed 68% of the Population and owned over 90% of the land. The Jews were just 11% just 25 years earlier in 1922 and became 17% in 1931 and 32% in 1947, thanks to the British who held the Mandate for Palestine after WWI and who permitted and encouraged the large scale Migration of European Jews as part of the Plot to foist the zionist entity on the Palestinian Arab people. Jews were a minority in Palestine since the 5th century.

        The History of Jerusalem being what it is, No right thinking man can say that the Jews have a right or claim to Jerusalem and support the OCCUPATION and BRUTALITIES Unleashed on the Palestinians for over Seven Decades by the HEARTLESS zionists.

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          All Islamic racists, killing of Christians and bombing their churches has happened in Sri Lanka committed by Muslim terrorists some of whom have been arrested and their hideouts raided. Why are you silent on the face of this dastardly crime.

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    The question is why good God created the evil humans who destroy in the name of race, religion and caste? One cannot forget and forgive the burning of the Jaffna Library. It leaves a permanent scar on the minds of many fair thinking persons. It is more than a place of worship and destroying a library is nothing but attempting to destroy a race, its culture and traditions. Now Norte Dame is not a such a great tragedy and already billions have poured into to rebuild it and it is not the work of evil humans but an accident. Humans doing such crimes in the name of race, religion and caste is nothing but inhuman. We have seen this happening so rampantly all over SL so this Norte Dame issue does not warrant such a highlighting.We have burnt temples, viharas, mosques and churches so what more? We have burnt live humans. So please dont cry Mother Lanka.

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    Notre Dame burning would remind SL Tamils of the burning of Jaffna Library by GoSL forces at the instigation of UNP Politicians.
    Unlike Notre Dame where the Fire fighters risked their lives and saved lots of treasures.
    In SL they actively took part in destruction of the Library with rare manuscripts. It has left an indelible agony in the hearts and minds of all Tamils.

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      Naman
      In the same vein what about the carnage the LTTE inflicted on religious places such as the Dalada maligawa and the Sri maha bodhi where lots of people were killed

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    Dear Lukman Harees,
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    Please don’t link this to other tragedies. We will not be able to make any progress on any front if we keep doing that.
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    I’m glad that K.Anaga saw the Cathedral in all its glory. It is part of our World Heritage. For me to grumble that I’ve never had the opportunity to ever get out of Asia would be ridiculous.
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    One has to compensate in other ways and not get envious. The same applies, mutatis mutandis, to Nathan’s observations. We should aim to be neither narcissistic nor masochistic.
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    Let’s joy in what we still have, and ensure that we pass as much on to our progeny.
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    P.S. Isn’t it great that an accident was recognised as such, with nobody suggesting conspiracies?

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    Mr Harees

    I don’t get your point. Are you saying that a damaged historic monument should not be restored, instead the funds donated by the rich public should be diverted to helping the poor? The French (or the world) do not have their priorities correct in your opinion?

    Paris has it’s depressed areas, especially where migrants are housed but there are a far cry from the ghettos in the normal sense. Even the illegal immigrants are supported by charities & some decent locals who provide not only food but even small things like toothbrushes to generators providing electricity for lighting & charging their mobile phones in the camps. Life may not be luxury for illegal immigrants living in camps but for many, they should not be there & public support is divided. The Gilet Jaune protest was about taxation. Direct & indirect taxation affects the poor more than the rich but that is the way Govts. fill the coffers.

    If the Westminster Abbey was fire damaged, I am sure there would be enough donors pledging funds for the restoration, yet there were hardly any private large donations for rehousing the affected tenants of Grenfell tower, so the govt. had to divert public funds. Similarly, if the Temple of the Tooth is damaged, there would people queuing up to donate money but SL also has a huge population struggling to survive, yet there are no millionaire funding to eradicate poverty, apart from a few charitable organizations & individuals who do what they can in their own way.

    Indeed there is hypocrisy all over the world but what has the war in Yemen, Syria, the suffering of Palestinians, etc. etc got anything to do with rich donors financing the restoration of historic & iconic monuments? The rich have money to spare & they do what they see as fit. It’s their money.

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      The author is repeatedly saying that it is not about Norte Dame itself. Rather , the lack of proportion the governments and Media in the West adopts in dealing with or highlighting much more graver tragedies, mostly created by them. They conveniently ignore those where it is either they are involved or it is in their strategic interests to ignore. Even there is lack of proportion in fund allocation . In this case, two families pledged funds, which kind of money was hardly forthcoming when it comes to human misery stories in their own backyard. This is in my view the point the author is attempting yo Drive across.

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      The author is repeatedly saying that it is not about Norte Dame itself. Rather , the lack of proportion the governments and Media in the West adopts in dealing with or highlighting much more graver tragedies, mostly created by them. They conveniently ignore those where it is either they are involved or it is in their strategic interests to ignore. Even there is lack of proportion in fund allocation . In this case, two families pledged funds, which kind of money was hardly forthcoming when it comes to human misery stories in their own backyard. This is in my view the point the author is attempting yo Drive across.

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    Why in Qatar, Türkey army staying. It was not good for -Gulf Region- so, UAE, / Suadi arabiya , will go to USA, that was there problems, Why Srilankan —Mohamad, worry about, (USA)?

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    Unfortunately in the long history of human kind, we have always put ego satisfying above the day-to-day needs of the people.

    The Pyramids in Egypt or the Great Wall were built by the starving minions who were marginalized. In the case of the wall, they were stuffed into the interior of the wall, after their work was done.

    Empires want to impress – an almost pre-condition for imposition. The so-called European “Renaissance” or the Ottoman grandeur or the Cholamandalams were all examples of these acts of making others take note.

    If you investigate HOW these empires obtained the money, raw material and labour to build these “world heritage” marvels, you will find human degradation and abuse.

    All I have to say is “aniccha vatha sankara……

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    Lukman Mohamed Harees laments on the “Norte Dame Tragedy & The Hypocrisy Of The Grieving West”.
    Billions of Euros will be spent restoring Notre Dame EXACTLY to it former glory.
    By the way, a Frenchman donated one hundred million Euros within minutes of the sad news.
    Remember what happened to the 2004 X’mas day tsunami aid to SL?
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    The June 1981 burning down of Jaffna Library resulted in irreplaceable loss of priceless manuscripts.
    The Southern media did not report it. Not newsworthy?
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    Few days later, the Hansard recorded the then GoSL MP, W J M Lokubandara “If the Tamils feels aggrieved, let them go to Tamil Nadu”.
    This bigotry is still around, strong as ever.

    For hypocrisy look at the book by retired DIG Edward Gunewardene’s (EG) “Memorable tidbits and the burning of the Jaffna library”.
    Believe it or not. The man theorises that it was an inside job!
    Does it show the quality of Lankan Police.
    For Mother Of All Hypocrisy: Rationalist Prof Carlos Fonseka agreed with tears in his eyes.

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      In America Muslim can wear Niqab or Abaya, but not in Europe and some Muslim countries (Chad, Cameroon, Nigar, Turkey…). In China Muslims must drink hard drinks & should use narcotics. They may even have to eat pork. Almost same thing with Russia and Chechnya.

      These Arabian donkeys don’t know who are enemies of humanity so they don’t know themselves or their enemies.

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    Whatever It is writer seems to be very happy about it. May be due to two reasons 1, As an Islamist he may be against building of any such monuments Anywhere on earth by anybody as per his religion teachings 2. Cause of the fire still not established & ISIS or Any other extremist Islamic group or groups name not mentioned. That might have rejoiced entire Muslim world that are hoping to migrate to west to Islaminized west Europe first & do the rest next. That may be their prophet instructions to them via their holy book called Koran. As entire world follows west European style of developments in any fields, Writer might think not mention of any involvement of their pet boys name might give them a chance to migrate to west in their numbers and start Islaminization and thereby make whole world adhere to their almighty Allah That may be writer & rests final achievement or goal..

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    World largest diamond was stone from TN, Pandya kingdom by Malik. The burning of Nalanda took 3 months for invading Muslims. About three miles radius people had to leave their villages because of smoke. About 20, 000 students were displaced and many died. Babri Mosque was built on Ram temple. Almost all North Indian Mosques (Indian Pakistani) are built over Hindu temples. Mohamed Ganz almost cleaned the North India. Raped Hindu women in millions. Completely swallowed all the gold he could found. Bamiyan statues were dynamited. We leave it there; but Harees has no idea what is happening or happening in Lankawe.

    It is Muslim minister brought standardization. It is a Muslim minister said he will make blood river flow in North East if the area merged to solve Tamils problems. Muslim minister is the one brags that he took Kali Kovil land to build mosque and shops. Lankawe has draconian MMDA, more brutal than 5th century Sharia. 150,000 Tamil were wiped out by Muslim-Sinhala government. One of the world largest library was burned by Muslim-Sinhala government. Old King stole in billions in Tamils’ gold to deposit $18B in foreign Banks. In North the Rapist army is placed 1:3. In certain area in Mullaitivu, it is even 1:2. Hypocrisy Harees is crying that Israel holding Golan as prison. If that is not perfect example of hypocrisy what else then?

    Harees has time only to talk about Middle East, sans Yazidis or Kurtis community. Harees has become a step above Hilmi and Latheef. He wears his hat only if the Sun is hot in the Middle East desert. What a blind eyed, biased selective theory preacher!

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      Malaiyuran,

      The conflict between Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho came AFTER initially the Para-Sinhala and later Para-Tamils came from their Homeland Bharat in the period 550 BCE to 200 BCE and later, well BEFORE Islam expanded out of the Arabian Peninsula in 632 CE.

      The ancient history of the land is full of invasions by the Para-Tamils, and the Para-Muslims had nothing to do with that. It was always a Para-Sinhala-Tamil conflict including the recent the recent separatist war.

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    He was silent about ISIS raping and murdering Yazidi and Shias in Iraq and Syria. He is silent on Saudi Arabia using Christian bombs made by USA to kill thousands of civilians in Yemen. Double standards anyone? Well said Lanka Perera. Not only Harees who I believe in a christian western nation, but none of the other Muslim Lankans on this forum ever said anything. It was apparently always the faulty of the Zionists whether Boko Haram raped and sold girls as young as 10 or ISIS did the same in their now kaput Kaliphate. They are silent when the all black scary Wahabi culture is spreading insidiously in Kattankudy area and even in Colombo. They are silent when Wahabi Madrassas preach seclusion and segregation for Muslims who convert to that radical creed. They did not utter a word about UAE and Saudi Arabia in Yemen or how they tried to destroy Qatar. Oil is the new prophet.

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      There is enough blame to go around, and you cannot blame 1.6 Muslims for what extremists do. Just like you cannot blame all Jews for the despicable crimes against the Palestinians, including the occupation, endless land theft for illegal settlements, and the killing of children who protest their suffering, by Israel.
      Saudi Arabia, has become as devious, and dangerous, as Israel, and are surprisingly good buddies, who plot and plan against Iran. UAE is also complicit in SA’s dangerous operations. They are all behind the wars, killing of civilians, and the chaos, and misery, in many nations.

      I would warn Sri Lankans to not be taken in by any gestures of help and friendship by Saudi Arabia and Israel. That is like inviting poisonous snakes into your home. Let us also not fail to mention the main party in this axis of Evil – the US. Shame on Saudi Arabia and the UAE for joining the US and Israel in destroying Muslim nations. As I mentioned, there is enough blame to go around, whether Christian, Jews, or Muslims. They are doing the Devil’s work.

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    Western Christian nations are so bad, tens of thousands of Arabs and Africans who are muslim always flee there and NOT to Saudi Arabia or Kuwait.

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    Oh Ranjith, what a perverted and distorted thinking? Why such a sick analysis? Leave man made differences aside and think more rationally and logically. Buddha created Buddhsim because he disagreed with Brahminism, caste system, rebirth and moksha in next birth. Many followed him. So it spread. I being a Hindu too believe in what Buddha said about moksha and re birth. Your moksha is in this birth and it will be expressed by your words and deeds. Just see Myanmar, SL and how buddhas teachings being abused by some (not all of course) that ed to severe human tragedy. So Ranjith, if you are Buddhist, then by your words and deeds you are creating hell for you in this very life. Every religion has its inherent weaknesses and also depend on how things are interpreted. Only God is Allah is the only God and not followers are not even suitable to live in this world is nothing but rubbish but this is how they are being told. For killing in the name of Allah and you will end up in heaven with 70 odd virgins awaiting him is a recent addition to Islam and may be done to easily recruit some foolish Muslims as suicide bombers!? If so what happens to female Muslim suicide bombers? Could that be 70 virgin men and oh no what will be her plight? But all these are irrelevant here and it is up to the intelligent Muslims to change these silly beliefs or face the consequences.

    I quoted you elsewhere too about your warped analysis and biased thinking and if you cannot think, think rationally, then that too would be considered as an act against God as Baghavat Gita says.

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      Thank every good advise !

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    Prof: Carlo Fonseka and ex:DIG Edward Gunawardena are two sides of the same coin.

    The latter may write another book blaming the LTTE in France for setting fire to the Notre Dame Cathedral!
    Would Prof: Carlo Fonseka smile this time around?

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    Dr.Harees, don’t know what you are really talking about. Those who volunteered contributions to restore Norte Dame have every right to decide how they should spend their money. It is their private wealth and nobody has the right to question it. All the millionaire sheiks in the Middle east ( and our own Muslim brethren in Srilanka whose main source of prosperity is through heroin and ganja) who live in the lap of luxury may also be persuaded to contribute to noble causes.

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    Mallai-Urine

    Your name matches your mental state, you stick ! no water in the north?? when mentally sick people with so much of hatred like you live in the north, no wonder there is no water in the north

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    Moslem destruction of Bamyan Buddhas was never condemned by the Moslems of the Middle East, nor Europe. Lankan Moslems are meanwhile carefully planning the destruction of Buddhist and Hindu sites in the East of Lanka and already a lot of destruction has taken place. The government is bribed to keep quiet about these.

    The French government will not release the names of those who visited the Notre Dame and those who were working to repair it before the fire started because many Moslems migrants were in those teams. It is very likely that they will hide the fact that among them were terrorists who were behind this fire. Lack of transparency from the French is a clear signal that the fire was started by someone with a vendetta against the French and Catholics.Philippe Karsenty, a French journalist, was prevented from sharing the details of terrorist this terrorist attack on media and he was silenced and under surveillance now.

    I would warn the Lankan Buddhist and Hindus to be very vigilant of their places of worship. The Jihadis will not spare them. What is happening in France has already happened in Eastern Lanka and continues to happen. You should remember that under Sharia worship of all idols is a sin and destruction of all religious idols is considered a merit. You can see the utter destruction of Christian and Yazdi edifices in Syria and Iraq on youtube by a simple search.

    The West is too weak to protect their heritage and more and more “fires” will take place all over Europe as the horror of Moslems dominance and demographic apocalypse engulfs Europe. In another 20 years nothing may be left in parts of Europe except towering, gleaming mosques with capacity attendance.

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      Mossad Coolie with a typically wicked mind and malicious thinking makes Diabolical comments with intent to create strife and dissension in Sri Lanka. He is sure to Fail MISERABLY.

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        The reader can see from my above comments that I predicted that the attacks on Lankan places of worship was coming. I could see it from the utter radicalization and menacing looks from the Moslems everywhere. The only difference is that they selected an easier target with maximum impact, the worshipping Christians. Lanka must act now to utterly destroy the Moslem terrorist hydra, otherwise more mayhem will follow. The Moslem population is exploding and radicalization follows in its wake.

        Time to act is now. Moslem terror must be utterly destroyed by a leader who can withstand the collateral damages and any nonsensical cries from those who want Lanka to fail. A true martinet from the military should be appointed to utterly vanquish and annihilate the Moslem terrorist hydra immediately. A curfew should be declared in the Eastern province and it should be cleaned out. All men of age 13-65 should be interned and carefully vetted to make sure they are not radicalized. My guess is over 50% are already radicalized beyond reform, so this is a major problem for Lanka. Time to act it NOW!!

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    Well…well…but are the Lankan Buddhists and Hindus united? They too are at each others throats despite having a common origin. In the hands of idiots religion is worse than nuclear bombs. That is what happened in Islam and even in christianity. More killing in the name of religion than other reasons. Now there are churches being attacked and who are behind this curse? What matters is that only the poor will suffer once again. Tourism may collapse again and can anyone say that it the work of any patriot? Extremism has no limits and as long as the Government and people support extremists these calamities are inevitable. Attack on religious places is a fashion in SL. Gane Deiyo nanda giya and who took for the bath and it was the Buddhists. These shameful acts should stop and unless we have a proper rulers things will go worse. In India Modi is using Hindu extremism to win election and what a shame for Hinduism. But there is now definite Extreme and fanatic Hinduism and that will ruin India. No one, be it rama or Shiva or ravana or buddha or allah are going to save us.

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    Hello Blind Eagle,

    Was there any Sinhala race in SL before 3 centuries BCE? You are always on hallucinogenic drugs. As some one said you are in down under and this is the time you must cone back and run around with bombs. Don’t you thinks people like you, who have deserted this country, are responsible for such a curse. I am sure you must be having repeated orgasms hearing our plight while sipping good wine on tax payers money. Hate mongering is your religion and certainly not Buddhism. High time they deport such guys along with madusha and kanchipani. But these drug killers are really less criminals.

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