18 October, 2019

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On Gnanasara’s Demand To Mold Local Muslim Culture

courtesy Foreign Correspondents' Association of Sri Lanka Facebook page

By Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

Gnanasara’s demand to mold local Muslim culture the way Buddhist monks wanted – Recipe for disaster of unpredictable consequences

Addressing the July 7 meeting at Kandy to provoke Sinhalese against Muslims under the on gong anti-Muslim campaign, Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thera demanded that” Buddhist monks should be free to mold the local Muslim culture the way they wanted”.

This is wishful thinking as the demand, perhaps backed by the government, has all the ingredients to turn the island into a permanent killing field to the detriment of all.

Muslims will never agree to such a move in the same way Kandyan Sinhalese will never allowed to temper with Kandyan Laws and the Jaffna Tamils with Thesawalami which were respected even British colonial period,.

Politicians and so called ulemas may compromise Islam to suit their personal agendas, but it is highly unlikely that the community which has suffered enough due to senseless racist politics would tolerate such a move.

Muslim politicians and controversial ulemas were responsible to a great extend for the difficult times the community is passing through. However whatever issues within the community could be handled by the community itself within the framework of country’s laws and there is no need for outside interference.

On the other hand Gnanasara Thera’s call also indicates that racist politicians and their mercenaries never learnt any lesson from the 30 year bloody ethnic conflict which ravaged the country.
However, it appears the Sinhalese, sick and tired of seven decades of racist politics which brought nothing but disaster and sufferings , have sent a clear message to Gnanasara Thera and his supporters when BBS meeting ended up as a flop with the attendance of few thousand brought from outside.

The sad state of affairs was such that the government, brought to power with Muslims votes, allowed this meeting to take place despite emergency regulations selectively enforced on Muslims.

Meanwhile Gnanasara Thera, is not a man of peace but known for his violence against Muslims. He was in prison serving a sentence. Violating accepted norms President Sriisena visited him in prison and released him within 48 hours before entertaining for tea with his mother.

It appears President Sirisena released him despite opposition from legal circles to use him as a tool to carry out the current campaign against Muslims. This was done, perhaps deliberately, to turn the attention from the acute political, economic and numerous other crises the country is faced with.

According to a website Colombo Telegraph report ”Gnanasara Thera asked the leaders of this country to handover the responsibility of defeating what he described as Islamic extremism to monks. He said “our monks are ready…Even if the media is with us or not, we can still hold grass root level meetings, talk to people in person and mold the Muslim culture the way we want…”

He said “a serpent has entered into our home, it’s a poisonous snake that will bite, and not just us but even its own kind…all of us in this house must join together and kill this snake on sight. This can only be achieved by the sword that is the religion, without pelting a single stone.”

The unanswered question is why the government is silent on this naked provocation, especially with emergency regulation in force?

Gnanasara Thera could make these extremely provocative statement and that too under emergency regulations because the Maithri-Ranil Government has allowed racists of all walks of lives to temper with Islam, Islamic culture, Muslims’ lifestyle, their economy, their education, customs and traditions and almost every other aspect striking at the very root of their very survival.
However these racists failed to understand that a Muslim’ s life is entirely based on Islam which is guided by Sharia rules which has been distorted by US, European and Israel war mongers to justify their wars on Muslim countries.

They have demonized and distorted and associated Islam violence. Many knowledgeable people now suspect that this destructive global agenda is being implemented in the island in the aftermath of Easter Sunday massacre not realizing the serious consequences.

These racist who are sowing the seeds for future conflicts have failed to realize that Muslims who lived here for more than 1000 years were the most peaceful of the three communities as stated by former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva.

Chief of Defense Staff, Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne once said that Sri Lanka remains one country today only because of steady Muslim support despite LTTE atrocities against them. He said “we are alive today because of sacrifices of fellow Muslim officers”.

Muslims have nothing to do with the April 21 Easter Sunday bombings and killings at churches and hotels. Muslim organizations and individuals informed the authorities of Zahran and his group years ago.

These bombers have everything to do with former Rajapaksa government which reported to have paid them monthly salary and the present President Sirisena-Prime Minister Wickremasinghe government which failed to prevent the carnage despite prior information.

Yet Muslim community was demonized and persecuted.

A powerful media campaign poisoned the Sinhalese minds against Muslims. Damage was already done. Today the entire Muslim community is on the dock accused of violence and terrorism. Shameful and sad state of affairs is such that Buddhist temples are reported advising Sinhalese not to patronize Muslims business establishments.

Country cannot move ahead by protecting and promoting extremist elements exploited by racist politicians to advance their destructive political ambitions.

Today communities remain divided .No one knows where the politically and economically collapsing country is heading towards.

The need of the hour is to bring communities together to rescue the country which was once the inspiring source for the entire Third World for political and economic stability and communal harmony. Attacking Muslims without any valid reason will not bring any benefit to the country.

This beautiful island and its people suffered enough due to racist politics and it is time that Sinhalese civil society which believes in Buddha’s Buddhism come forward to save the country from its present mess.

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    Isn’t what G is demanding exactly what radical Muslims demand? His is an opportunist’s reaction to years of Islamisation. It is too late to complain now. See infographics http://www.sundaytimes.lk/

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      Latheef Farook

      “Thera demanded that” Buddhist monks should be free to mold the local Muslim culture the way they wanted”.

      In fact what he demanded was the right to alter Islamic/Muslim gene pool. In other words the saffron clad thug is demanding the right to impregnate Islamic/Muslim women. He was demanding the right to rape Islamic/Muslim women with impunity.

      The Mahanayakes don’t seem to have any problem sanctioning him the right to rape. Assgiria might support Gota for his ambition to be life president of this island condition upon Gnanasara’s demand.

      On the other hand Gota might take it upon himself to mold Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, Sinhalese, Tamils, …………… like Genghis Khan (1 in 200 men direct descendants of Genghis Khan).

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        You all are bloody muslims making all these comments and fo what ever you want and stay comfortable thanks to the tolerance of Sinhala people. But remenber sinhalese are the majority in sri lanka and they will never allow you to convert the country to a muslim kingdom as you all are thinking. That is why Ven . Gnanasara thero is respected by sinhala people. Remember that….

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      The big question in every Muslims mind is “why is Ranil not assure ring the Muslim community and protecting them who voted him to power.? He should not contest any election as he will lose humiliated.Islam and Muslims cannot be decimated the way gandasara Sillysena and the racists want . The Muslims have the Powerful Unseen Hand that will give Divine Protection. The attack on the Muslims and their economy will boomerang on the racists in a very bad way where there will find it difficult to come out of it.Allah is Great.

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        ‘The Muslims have the Powerful Unseen Hand that will give Divine Protection’.

        Is this the unseen hand that touched that Muslim girl on the 120 bus last week? Where was her powerful protector?

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    ranjans recent statement about monks probably relates to monks like gnansara
    after visiting norway he changed from being anti tamil to anti muslim

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    “we are alive today because of sacrifices of fellow Muslim officers”
    When Tamils were at the receiving end signal Buddhist state terrorism, Muslims decided to help the oppressors
    Probably that is why they are oppressed by the same oppressors

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      Dilshan

      Muslims had to choose between the division of the country and keeping Sri lanka as ONE country. They took the RIGHT decision in standing for the Unity and Indivisibility of the country.

      A minority of the Sinhalese who are Racists, and crooked Politicians have obviously forgotten the great Contribution the Muslims made to Prevent the Division of the country. But, let them remember that their ill-founded attempts to subjugate the Muslims will Surely FAIL.

      It seems that the Tamil Racists are enjoying the current plight of the Muslims and they seem to get a sadist thrill in taunting the Muslims because of the terror unleashed on the Muslims by the Sinhala Racists and the Diabolical Failure of the government and Law Enforcement Authorities to stop the Terrorist attacks on Muslims.

      Here is hoping that the silent Sinhala Majority raises its voice soon and Stop the Sinhala Racists and Crooked Politicians in their tracks so that the country is Saved from another Ill affordable Blood Bath that can Only take the country further Downhill.

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        Muhandiram,
        What is the fuzz? Just sit back and get ready to be moulded.
        So you think your patriotism has saved your lot from anti-Muslim violence?
        The likes of you and the author, Latheef Farook, demonstrate very well the problem with the Muslim polity. They have been trying to prove their patriotism by aligning with the oppressor state; hence, the need to state their contribution to the war. Now, they find themselves at the receiving end. You have nothing but yourselves to blame.

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    Later Farouk,

    You criticize the Govt for letting this BBS meeting to take place.

    Now look at the results of the BBS experiment. In a country with 15 million Sinhala Buddhists, BBS and Ganasara were able to attract only a few thousand, and most had to be bused. What does it tell?

    During the general election, BBS contested and got 20, 000 votes.

    BBS is insulting Buddhism, and pointing out that Wahhabism is insulting Islam.

    So, the Sinhala Buddhists who understand Buddhism have not fallen for the racism and Mara-ism of BBS and Sinhala Ravya.

    So, let the barking dogs bark, and the moon will not fall , as the wiser dogs know.

    Just look up at the moon tonight 26th closer to midnight, and you will see a partial eclipse of the moon.

    However, the Greatest damage was done by Wahhabi-Salafies to Sri Lankan Muslims, Sri Lanka, and the world. Just read the Prescient Hadith of Najd.

    Wahhabi Salafies will end up in Hell Fire.

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      Correction

      16th night, Tuesday night for partial eclipse of the moon.

      Some dogs may bark, but the moon won’t fall.

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    I agree with Farook’s article. Srilanka hasn’t learnt it’s lessons from racism and the tragedy that followed. It’s a shame that the president who suppose to unite the communities has stooped this low to support a terrorist a so called Buddhist priest who belongs to the garbage.
    We need fair minded politicians to rescue this country. Srilanka could never prosper under the leadership of the current political heads.
    God bless Srilanka.

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    No more child monks,wait till 18

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    Who the hell do these extremists think they are to “mould” people of another religion?

    Before they try to “mould” others, they”d better “mould” themselves. They have strayed from the teachings of their Master, and now resort to intolerance, spreading hate, and violence. They bring shame to Buddhism.

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    4th century craps are,not suitable for modern days.

    Musulim should first stop using the inventions of Kafirs eg: internet, vehicles ,electronic products etc.,all these are, invented by porc eating Kafirs.

    Allow these Musulims to live in 4th century life style.

    1000 years in SL ..????????

    There were no Musulims in North East before the arrival of Portuguese.got it?

    Every Musulim villages in N-E has got pure Tamil name ,once occupied by Tamils.

    Cheers

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      Cholan

      Muslim did come from the sky, most converted due to the reason the believe one god not man made god.

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        There is only one God.

        There is no man made or machine made God.

        Uneducated womanizer in 4th century Mecca took the savage barbaric Arabs for a good ride.

        Coly Buk is carbon copy of Jewish holy book Torra.

        Isulam is a sect not a religion and justify killing..looting..rape .

        Still beleive world is flat?

        Cheers

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      Cholan – After BBS started falling in love with you, you sound very happy :-)
      .
      I heard some kishu..kishu..that you guys are going to go to UN & say that lives lost in the final days of the war was all suicides and to withdraw the case? Also that “made-to-disappear” is not true and all are living happy lives in the EU so cases be disregarded?

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      If there’s no algorithm which was invented by a muslim, there wont be artificial intelligence of today’s type. Civilization, universities was introduced to this world by moslems, you idiot dont know that. Get your knowledge or get a life.

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    How funny,:::: “
    Muslims who lived here for more than 1000 years were the most peaceful of the three communities as stated by former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva.”
    Muslims never were here more than 500 Years.
    And every Cat and Dogs knows who the SARATH N SILVA IS??????.

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      Not only this..jokers now claim even Adams Peak is also belong to Musulim ..my toes are laughing.

      Cheers

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        Cholan, what can be funnier than the slaves who were brought from TN for watering the tobacco plants of Dutch, are claiming 2500 years existence and say they are indigenous?

        Your every generation should be thankful to the Dutch for 1: Bringing you here & changing your original TN lower caste to SL Vellarlar 2: Chasing away the original Sinhalese moda farmers who did not know how to water the plants, and making you owners of their lands 3: Adjusting the Law and creating “Thesawelamai” to protect the grabbed lands don’t go back to original owner….

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        Cholan

        How did the name Adams given to Peak , Adams is first human being, why his name is there.

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        My dear Chola, I’m sure you are a Sinhalese Buddhist disguising as a Tamil. Buddhism is older than 4th century isn’t it, Your Hinduism even before that. So cut your crap and grow up and have your real identity

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        I’m sure your ass is laughing too. Ignorance is a disease. HATRED IS worse

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        You’re an IGNORAMUS, Cholan! You should study a bit of SL history — written by serious scholars — before you make such pronouncements.

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      When we go to other countries, we expect citizenship in few years – what does it matter 100 years, 200 years, 300 years, 400 years in Sri Lanka. – be rational and be human. You all have one root to start with. May God bless you all. There is only one God, no other than our one God.

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    Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule. : Buddha

    Hate Destroys/injures the hater more than it injures the hated.

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    “Muslims have nothing to do with the Easter Suicide Bombs which eliminated 300 and maimed “500…-
    Wonder who done it?..

    “Muslims brought Dr Ranil and Mr Sirisena to power.”
    Did the Catholics oppose them ?..

    “Sinhalese do not like Ven Gnnanissara” ..

    All above are Mr Farooks comments..
    Why is he getting agitated?…

    Dr Ranil has grown an extra leg after Easter Sunday.
    Wahabis, Sufis. Malays. Zaharan supporters , Ibrahims Bathudeen , Assath Sally , Hesbolla and even JVP are all in one unit now , backing Dr Ranil to a hilt…

    Unlike having that secret MOU with the Vellala Party at the last Election, Dr Ranil made a special Promise directly to the Tamils in North yesterday that he will give them a Homeland in two years.

    Has Dr Ranil made a MOU with the new Muslim Alliance of Extremists to Elitists to give this assurance to the Vellalas?..
    Has Dr Ranil got a secret pact to implement these promises via his deal with the MCC?.

    Whichever way Ven Gnnanissara looks to be doomed after the next Election ..
    And Farooks can relax..

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    Latheef Farook: You do not mention here, Saudi Arabia and other Arabic countries that are friends of the USA and Israel. Arab Countries spend money to islamize the world in the middle their friends do the other side too. You Wahhabis are not second to LTTE tamils. It is non-believers who suffer from that. Because of you sunnis even shiites and other groups can not live in peace. Because you people kill everybody.

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    Muslims are not one group. There are extremist muslims who is harming other devotees of other religions. There are muslims who can live in harmony with other religions. People should removes these extremist muslims. That is something that can be neglected..

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    When we go to other countries, we expect citizenship in few years – what does it matter 100 years, 200 years, 300 years, 400 years in Sri Lanka. – be rational and be human. You all have one root to start with. May God bless you all. There is only one God, no other than our one God.

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    Thank heavens I don’t believe in God. All this talk of a supreme being is pie in the sky. The majority of believers are born, then force-fed all the tosh that those around them were similarly forced to believe. All these organised religions are based on power and influence; they decide how you do this and, that, and whether you bow or scrape. This is what they share with politicians; control of people. Sri Lanka is a very good example of politicians and clergy embracing each other cooperatively to subjugate the people. The sooner we can end their symbiotic existence, the better. Otherwise we will end up with a hell on earth. Poor Mother Lanka will suffer!

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    Who the fuck is Gnasara thero to mold local muslims he has no right to say against muslims in sri lanka. Tell him to mind his own his business. Remember he will get real punishment from god .

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      Moiez God has already punished you for your crackpot ideas by convincing you to be circumcised. I wonder what other plans he has for you.

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    Nearly 4 decades ago, the socio-cultural habits and practices of the Muslims were perfectly in tune with that of the other communities in Sri Lanka. The presence of Muslims in their midst did not in any way create concern and apprehension among others.
    Thereafter, began the ‘moulding’ or ‘remodelling’ of the Muslims by the Wahabis, socio-culturally and politically often to the encouraging cries of ‘Allahu Akbar’.
    Where were the cries of protest against this blatant interference by progressive Muslims like Farook and other so-called leaders of the Muslim then ?
    Where were the cries of protest by the Muslims when the beautiful, peaceful Sri Lankan town of Kattankudy was transformed into an Arab enclave replete with date trees and Arabic sign-boards ?
    The demand by the BBS Chief that the Muslims should be ‘moulded’ is simply a reflection of the fact that the current ‘remodelled’ Muslims have become a source of apprehension and after 21/4 a source of fear to other communities. Hence the yearning for the Muslims to once again revert to being the peaceful community that they were 4 decades ago.
    Farook should look beyond the messenger and dissect the message.
    The Muslims should either ‘re-mould’ or ‘remodel’ themselves OR get ready to be ‘re-moulded’ or ‘remodelled’ once again by external forces.
    The Muslim Parliamentarians who just a few months ago stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the ACJU against any amendments of the MMDL which they described as being perfect in it’s present form, are now falling over each other to introduce pragmatic amendments to the MMDL. They realize the inevitability of the need to mould or be re-moulded.

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