22 October, 2019

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On Banned Time Magazine’s “Buddhist Terror” Issue

Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world; by non-hatred only is hatred appeased. This is an unending truth. — Dhammapada, 5

The July 1st international edition of Timemagazine has added fuel to the fire with a cover photo of the fundamentalist Burmese monk Wirathu, calling him “The Face of Buddhist Terror.”

Read more in the religiondispatches.org

Related stories;

Full Text Of The Banned Time Story – “The Face Of Buddhist Terror”

The Face Of Buddhist Terror: Sri Lanka To Ban Time Magazine

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    This is the face of a vicious mad dog in a saffron robe.
    The animal is terrorising and encouraging others to kill fellow human beings in the name of religion.
    Lord Buddha must be turning in his grave.

    The Rajapaksa regime, instead of banning the Sri Lankan version of the Burmese Buddhist fascists, the BBS , chose to ban the Time magazine. That shows where the regime’s sympathies lie. All Sri Lankans can look forward to is a Muslim backlash with extreme violence by the Muslims.

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      Backlash by he Muslims – that is the aim, but it will not happen. Muslims will not bite the bait, fortunately !

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        Muslims do not follow Jesus Christ. Just think of what happened in Bhuddha Gaya. Thank God,it was not done by the so-called rump-LTTE of Tamilnadu! But the mad dogs in Sri Lanka should realise that as Lord Buddha said hatred begets hatred and violence begets violence. It is good for them to remember that the Muslims,especially the extremists among them are internationally inter-woven lot!

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          Is it you Senguttuvan?

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    Hmmmm – Truth often hurts and absolute truth hurts absolutely. We must ban the Time Magazine for this reasons alone.

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    The need for Myanmar like mechanism to deal with Islam

    Islam however, whoever says what, Is a barbaric religion. The religion asks to kill those who do not believe in Islam. The justification is, “it is better to kill them than let them live with no faith on Allah” so killing infidels is this justified as “for the betterment of infidels”
    E.g : Quran
    2:191 And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. And fight not with them at the Inviolable Place of Worship until they first attack you there, but if they attack you (there) then slay them. Such is the reward of disbelievers.

    2:193 And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah.

    2:216 Warfare is ordained for you, though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen that ye hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that ye love a thing which is bad for you. Allah knoweth, ye know not.

    2:244 Fight in the way of Allah, and know that Allah is Hearer, Knower.

    5:33 The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom.

    In Islam, everything is governed under Quran. Children are taught only Islam, but not even a word about other religions. They are taught and trained to act as killing machines and spread Islam. This is the reason why Islam is very aggressive and Islam itself is terrorism.
    When the majority of a country is Islam, they impose Sharia. They justify it as the “divine law of God”. Non-Muslims also need to adhere to sharia, or be punished under sharia. Non-Muslims are not given jobs/education or other opportunities. There will be taxes on non-Muslims, just because they are non-Muslims. E.g. Indonesia, Malaysia
    See “Jizya” : e.g : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jizya
    Why non-Muslims should pay Jizya : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6g9ohG-784
    Muslims migrate to Non-Muslim country and slowly (yet steadily) grow their numbers. They act very innocent and get all the benefits under the majority. Most of the other civilised religions do not depress other religions. And Islam grows with no threat from the existing principle religion ( Buddhism or Christianity) once they grow the numbers, then ask for sharia and special laws. And when they can, they take the power of the country and make it a Muslim country. No democracy , no mercy for minorities there onwards. Non-Muslims are depressed and killed.
    See why terrorism is allowed in Islam: http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Why_Terrorism_is_Allowed_in_Islam
    It is rather apparent the reference to “satin” in Christianity and reference to “mara” in Buddhism must be referred to the same, that is Islam and its God Allah. According to Christianity and to Buddhism, there is a dooms day; where e the world destroys, when people are sinners. It must be referred to a situation where Islam conquers the world. Or rather “satin” or “mara” conquer the world. Then the glory of the world is gone. And world get destroyed itself.

    So via democracy, kindness the world simply cannot deal with Islam. Islam is such that It is like a cancer. By loving the cancer or by been nice to cancer, you can’t get rid from that. You need to treat the cancer in such a way to get rid from that.

    The mechanism in Myanmar, is thus rather justified. Since they understood that Islam is growing and soon, they will be slaves under Islam hypocrisy and depression. A problem which cannot be addressed democratically or with a human feelings. Look, what happened in all Buddhist countries, in all peaceful countries. Islam enters and they simply destroy it. E.g. Sri Lankan, India, Maldives, Bangladesh etc etc.

    The American Approach is better, but is in macro level. Mass scale Muslim depression. While America treats the would cancer like that, small nations like Myanmar or Sri Lanka need to act in a grass root level to get rid form the world cancer.
    Sri Lankans, if they need to be safe, have to think about Something like in Myanmar, before it is too late. I think Sri Lankan Buddhist are ( or they used to be ) too good and too innocent. Bodu Bala Sena is doing a marvellous duty by making it clear to Sinhalese. Let’s hope the Glory of the world will remain longer, with No Islam Hypocrisy.

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      Islam however, whoever says what, Is a barbaric religion.

      Why the prejudice against Islam only. Judaism, Hinduism is replete with wars fought in the name of Religion!

      2:191 And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. And fight not with them at the Inviolable Place of Worship until they first attack you there, but if they attack you (there) then slay them. Such is the reward of disbelievers.

      Just look at the verse quoted above. You do not have to be genius to understand the defensive nature of the verse! The opposite command will be to allow the enemies to slay them and allow Law and order to perish from the land, for women to be abused, for the girl infants to be buried alive, for Justice to be negated for the poor and weak! Is this ok and a civilized act in your opinion?

      You have been culling selective verses from the Internet or from your friends Lester/Leela’s ( if you are not already one of them) sources. Why don’t you study the Quran before passing judgement? Have you not read the following:

      They ask you (O Muhammad SAW) what they should spend. Say: Whatever you spend of good must be for parents and kindred and orphans and Al-Masakin (the poor) and the wayfarers, and whatever you do of good deeds, truly, Allah knows it well. (En: Khan) 2:215

      Verily! Allah commands that you should render back the trusts to those, to whom they are due; and that when you judge between men, you judge with justice. Verily, how excellent is the teaching which He (Allah) gives you! Truly, Allah is Ever All-Hearer, All-Seer. (En: Khan)2:58

      And whoever does righteous good deeds, male or female, and is a true believer in the Oneness of Allah (Muslim), such will enter Paradise and not the least injustice, even to the size of a Naqira (speck on the back of a date-stone), will be done to them. (En: Khan). 4: 124

      O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both (than you). So follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you may avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do. (En: Khan) 4:135

      O ye who believe! Render not vain your almsgiving by reproach and injury, like him who spendeth his wealth only to be seen of men and believeth not in Allah and the Last Day. His likeness is as the likeness of a rock whereon is dust of earth; a rainstorm smiteth it, leaving it smooth and bare. They have no control of aught of that which they have gained. Allah guideth not the disbelieving folk. (Pickthal)2:264

      If ye publish your almsgiving, it is well, but if ye hide it and give it to the poor, it will be better for you, and will atone for some of your ill-deeds. Allah is Informed of what ye do. (Pickthal) 2:271

      Ye will not attain unto piety until ye spend of that which ye love. And whatsoever ye spend, Allah is Aware thereof. (Pickthal) 3:92

      Time you ate your words Jasica aka Leela

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      Yes, Jasica, according to you, all srilankan non-muslims living is muslim countries should be killed. Please advice to the foreign missions to adhere to this.

      I believe you are doing “copy and paste” work of this same stupid and rubbish comments in almost all news article appear in CT in connection with Islam. You are one of the “kill kafirs” category, who have no knowledge about Islam and writing something out of context. Do you know in what circumstances, this was revealed and when it is applicable.

      See http://www.muslimaccess.com/articles/jihad/kill_the_infidels.asp

      After seeing this, I believe you will stop writing to these kind of forums.

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        She/he will stop writing and don’t waste your time on them. They are for the free packet of rice and bottle of Arrack !

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          They will not stop writing……

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        who are you to ask some one else to stop writting ?. We dont have shariya in it is fee for anybody to express their view.

        You muslim blood suckers get hurt when truth comes out, isnt it ?

        Pawww. kukku petiya.

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      Despite your pathetic attempt at picking sentences depicting violence in Islam, you are simply taking the opportunity to bash Islam and Muslims in an article that simply shows violence AGAINST Muslims in two countries that have uneducated and ignorant Buddhists who have gone astray from their own religion, and used as pawns by evil influences. Right now in Sri Lanka we do NOT see violence from Muslims but these thugs in saffron robes, so there is no point justifying and supporting these murderers in Myanmar with lame insults at Islam. Your mind set is clear – just to propagate hate against a minority here in Sri Lanka, who have withstood all the violence and insults with amazing restraint.

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      Its you Camel URINE LEELA commenting under various diffent names.
      You are the only racist writing racist comments in CT.
      You are a dirty PIG.
      You are a Rogue.
      You are a coward Lee Poter famed Angoda AH Leela.

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        u wish !!! atlest be happy thinking there is only one who writes againt islam. even muslims write against islam since they are angry about been betrayed by islam.

        islam is a 14 th century baberic bloold sucking religion itroduced by a similer person who raped a 6yr ould girl when he was 52.

        what a shame.

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          Yes, Islam is 14th century, but Buddhism is even older. It is one of the oldest, after Hinduism, which is the oldest religion on earth. You talk of Rape and that amounts to an insult on us Muslims. No, it was never like that. It was an agreed and arranged marriage by all willing parties. If it was rape that you insinuate, then why did he need to marry her. Do you even know the behavior pattern of a rapist? Don’t attack a religion that you hardly know anything about. We Muslims don’t attack Lord Buddha, or Lord Shiva, Ganesh, Krishna or whoever anyone believes, neither do we attack the role of Jesus Christ. They were all great leaders who brought man from darkness into the light, Our beloved Prophet is the leader for 2.6 billion Muslims living in the world today. Don’t pass disparaging remarks about him, nor his personal life. At least show that you have some quality and reverence towards a great religious leader. There are many questionable deeds, in the teachings and practices in Buddhism and Lord Buddha as well, but I refrain purely out of respect. Try to show some class in your rhetoric, instead of displaying your stupid idiocy.

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          Scrabbble your ass till it bleeds for your ignorance scratching your head is not only the limit..

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      Soon Lankans may worship to the Owl the Odin. You are at the climax of it.

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    Buddhists, Hindus, Christians and followers of other Creeds do not really understand why Muslims are fighting one another. Compassion shown to One Faction by other Religions, leads to Jealousy, Hatred and Violence by the other Faction. Islam has to regain the respect it had as a Religion, before its followers started fighting against each other as Sharia and Shiite. Allah has to teach them that He did not want them to attack each other due to some Minor disagreements. Maybe it is time He sent another Contemporary, Mohammed to this Earth, to bring all Muslims together, if only they would recognise Him/Her as a true Messenger.

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      Sanjay,
      I appreciate your sentiments on the current plight of muslims and the hole they have dug themselves into. It is indeed a sad state, I suppose every empire falls from their former glory. The ‘dark ages’ as we know was dark only for the Europeans, but was the golden era for the islamic civlizations. Even Buddhism has gone through this phase of past glory as is very evident from the archeological remains and rich Eastern heritage of ancient Buddhist civilizations. We are purhaps in the tail end of the age of the American/Zionist empires which is the root cause of most of the havok in the Muslim world.

      Islamic prophecises the arrival of the ‘Mahdi’ who will redeem Islam and also believe that Jesus Christ will return to die on earth (as according to the Quran he was reserected and did not die)

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    Sanjay, Modomud raped a 6 year old girl called “Aisha” when he was 52.
    do u want him back on earth ?
    you must be kidding

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      Jasica, do you call yourself a follower of the Buddha’s teaching of Meththa, Karuna, Muditha, Upekkha? Do you believe Hate Rumours broadcast by those trying to create Wars?

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      Again the Islamaphobe showing ignorance and lack of education.

      Here is Wikipedia on child marriages that was common in the middle ages:

      Wikipedia:
      ‘In Jewish Ashkenazi communities in the Middle Ages, girls were married off very young.[1] Despite the young threshold for marriage a large age gap between the spouses was opposed,[2] and, in particular, marrying ones young daughter to an old man was declared as reprehensible as forcing her into prostitution.[3] Child marriage was possible in Judaism due to the very low marriageable age for females. A ketannah (literally meaning “little [one]”) was any girl between the age of 3 years and that of 12 years plus one day;[4] a ketannah was completely subject to her father’s authority, and her father could arrange a marriage for her without her agreement.[4]

      Today:

      From International Center on Research for Women

      “If present trends continue, 142 million girls will marry over the next decade. That’s 38,000 girls married every day for the next 10 years.
      No one religious affiliation was associated with child marriage, according to a 2007 ICRW study. Rather, a variety of religions are associated with child marriage in countries throughout the world.”

      Before displaying your ignorance next time do some research, if you are capable of doing so. Spewing inane insults at other people’s religion and Prophets only makes you look like an uneducated bigot.

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      Do you know the ecstasy of piggyback ride?

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      Do you know your eggs gets decayed over time when you trivilize looking out for horoscopes to match marrying in age 45.

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    Buddhism the world knew was a religion of peace, non-violence and understanding etc. but today this great religion was given a bashing because of a handful of extremists and terrorists in Burma and $ri Lanka. Instead of addressing the core issues, some writers are quoting the Quran without any knowledge of it and just like the foolish leader of BBS who tells terrible lies, just for the sake of creating disharmony and hatred, exactly what Lord Buddha preached. They call themselves as protectors of the religion. Unfortunately they are in a dream world, because unknowingly they are destroying it. This is what happens when drunkards and IRC’s start running organisations. The government should STOP supporting BBS, JHU, Ravaya etc. and ban them, not curtail freedom of speech.

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    Saffron terrorism.

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    oh you morons – haven’t you ever studied world history; the meidival times, colonialism and the changeover to modern timtes. All throughout, the haves try to control have-nots to enjoy the best in the world –

    Only the methodology has changed over time – the latest being using religions.
    Those days it was Chritian/ jew controlled powers that attacked islamic/ buddhist/hindu nations. Having suffered they have learnt a lesson

    What smart move – they pitch buddhists against muslims – one stone two birds – and who will ultimately win?
    FOOLS FOOLS FOOLS – think again before you cast the next stone.

    Both Buddha and Mohammed valued learning/ wisdom

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    Dear Sister Ms. Hannah Beech, (journalist who wrote the ‘Time’ article)

    I nationalist Buddhist Monk U Wira Thu is writing this letter to you. When you came to us, we had treated you and your photographer with habitability. You know we had done our best to help you and your photographer to get what you want. We had helped you only with the good volition that we want the media and correspondents get the true facts.

    We helped you because we respect western liberal media like Times and we expected you wouldn’t make lies to the people of the world. And we did not think you wouldn’t break ethic and responsibility of media. Now I know that you are the worst visitors we have ever had. I could not see the hatred behind
    your smiles. I could not see your ruthlessness under your tender actions. I could not see your deceit under your sweet words it is like blade covered by honey. I did not think that a gentle and beautiful girl like you have the ruthless heart of performing savages attack on us to be heard all over the world. I could not think that because of my background may be as you said I was a vagabond.

    I had told you that those names such as Shaved Head Nazi, Neo Nazi, Burmese Bin Laden were given by Muslims on Facebook. And then liberal media like you dare use the word like “The Buddhist Monk, The Title “Burmese Binladen” I believe (think) you admit your dirty mind by deliberately using the word
    “The Buddhist Monk” then followed by the word “With the man in burgundy robes.” You are not a lady with high moral ground and you are same as dirty minded as extremists all over the world. Muslims like you also want me to strip of the robe. They do not revere me as a Monk and call me “the man in the
    robe.”

    My preaching is not burning with hatred as you say. Only your writing is full of hate speech. We can forgive the misunderstanding. We can forgive wrong conclusion. But will you deny that your hatred words targeted me to tarnish my reputation.

    Please recheck your words and the words that I preached. “Now is not the time for calm. Now is the time to rise up to make your blood boil.” Those are your words. Now let me show you my words. “969 is for peace, We should preserve these noble reputations of Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha. For our National cause, our Culture and our Faith, We will avoid terror act. Upholding three gems (Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha) We will perform with honesty, diligence and determined attempts. For our national cause, We will carry out it warmly without ignorance.” Those were my words. It is clear that you have made savage attack against me. Compare my words and your words.

    I preach people not to react with lawlessness, but you accused me of terrorist. You tried to draw a picture of me as a person who aggravate the
    situation by hate speech and fueling to make offensive attack,
    whereas I am only preaching people to perform with honesty, diligence and
    determined attempts to preserve our values. I preach people to carry out
    national cause warmly without ignorance. Dare you give the world an impression of me as one who is trying to boil the blood of people.

    With sustained loving-kindness,
    Ven. Wira Thu

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    it is good to have a buddhist-extream movement, than an ISlamic extream movement.

    Colombo telegrap seems to be funded by Muslims. Never Mind. No one can stop Sri Lankan here GOTA !!!!

    we are on the way to a pure buddhist state. And other buddhist states can look at us and make their countries pure and cleaned like us.

    lets wipeaway Islam cancer from Sri Lanka, from buddhist countries and then from the world

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      Why don’t you start with attending night classes – your English writing skills needs improvement !

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      You must be living in a dream world. Islam is gong nowhere but is here to stay, whether you like it or not. There are many who have understood the true Islam and have re-converted and are living perfectly normal lives. Even many Buddhist monks have disrobed, got married and learnt to pray 5 times a day, and now (nearly 2 years since conversion) are teaching others about Islam. Far from what you think. May be BBS got a sniff of this and started their vicious campaign against Muslims. Sri Lanka is surrounded by Muslim countries, with India having the largest Muslim population 100 million. It is quite natural to raise concern, but what is happening is not within our control, but rather in God’s control. So it is useless blaming Muslims for what is going wrong with Buddhism and its teachings, which to me is ver superficial, and is not comprehensive to deal with all aspects of life, more akin to superstition based on astrology, tradition and culture, worshiping man made statues and trees which cannot do anything by itself, keeping the corpse of dead bodies on display for days and days, whilst boozing all night to drown the sorrow. Nothing anywhere close to the purity of Islam.

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        sinhala buddhist bikkus love islam. it gives them the opportunity to have four wives on top of dozen mistresses. mahanaai-aks love islam too. these big naais can have several dozen mistresses on the side besides four wives. on the whole buddhism is an unwanted and undesireable faith. who gives a toss about mongolian buddha.

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