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On Modi: Rajapaksa Trying To Woo BJP,RSS And Shivasena At The Expenses Of Muslims

By Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

Gujarat’s Chief Minister Narendra Modi has successfully manipulated to emerge as Bharatiya Janata Party, BJP,  Prime Ministerial candidate for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

His ascendency in the corrupted, criminalized and communalized Indian political scene remains an unprecedented insult to all accepted norms, human decency and values. It also demonstrates India’s decadency towards Hundutva fascism which could tear apart this great ancient country with all its glorious past.

The reason being tea boutique owner turned RSS activist turned chief minister Modi is a man of   intense anti Muslim mindset. As chief minister he used all state machineries to   commit genocide on Gujarati Muslims in February 2002.

On the day his election as prime ministerial candidate was announced his BJP colleagues in Uttar Pradesh were busy slaughtering Muslims in Muzaffaranagar where scores were killed and more than 10,000 Muslims were displaced.

Under a well planned February 2002 anti Muslim pogrom his Hindutva thugs burnt Muslim localities, some areas electrocuted, and butchered thousands of harmless Muslims besides raping and killing Muslim girls and women in some of the most gruesome manners unworthy of Hinduism which they claim to   promote.

Scattered charred bodies of Muslim men, women, children and the aged, rape of unmarried Muslim girls and women in the presence of their loved ones in some of the most gruesome manners remain testimony for Modi’s fascist mindset and Hindutva  philosophy.

In any civilized society Modi would have been ostracized and even condemned to death. However this does not happen in India where anti Muslim have become common occurrences and the perpetrators have been hailed as heroes.

However this very same Modi was re elected twice .The Congress led Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government, dismissing the sentiments of Muslims, awarded him for excellent performance.

Describing his heartless nature Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter Tara Gandhi-Bhattacharya said on Sunday 23 September 2013 that she did not find any trace of anguish on   Modi’s face when he spoke about the 2002 post-Godhead riots in his state.

Talking to reporters in Indore Tara Gandhi said,  “Once I watched Modi speaking in Gujarat from a distance. I can’t judge him. But when he mentions the excesses of the Gujarat riots, I do not see any anguish on his face,” she said. “I am surprised as to how Modi, being in politics, being a human being, and being from Gujarat, can speak about the riots and that phase of violence without showing any pain.”

Talking about the conditions at refugees’ camps in Gujarat which were set up after the riots, she said, “I was so pained (upon seeing them) that I could not sleep for the next six months.” About Modi’s infamous “puppy coming under the wheels of a car” remark, she said it was a case of use of “indecent language”. Asked whether Modi becoming the Prime Minister would pose a danger to the democratic values of the country, Tara Gandhi said: “I won’t name anyone, because by singling out one person, others cannot be condoned. Whoever comes to power, must have compassion and courage.

Coming out strongly against Modi, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen   said he does not want him to become India’s prime minister.

“No, I don’t approve of it… I don’t think the record is very good. I think I don’t have to be a member of the minority in order to feel insecure… We Indians don’t want a situation where the minority feel insecure and could legitimately think that there was an organized violence against them in 2002. I think that is a terrible record and I don’t think Indian Prime Minister as an Indian citizen… Of who has that kind of record? No, I do not.”

Dr. Sen said physical infrastructure in Gujarat may be good but Mr. Modi has not done enough for minorities or for the majority.

Jnanpith awardee and acclaimed Kannada writer Dr U.R. Ananthamurthy has said he will not live in a country with Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister  who  would create fear among people .  Ananthamurthy said, “He (Modi) will create fear and if a fearsome man is sitting there, people will just bow down to him because a bully creates cowards.”

Reiterating Amartya Sen, Padma Shri awardee author Amitav Ghosh said that he will not vote for Modi who he described was someone culpable for the Gujarat riots of 2002. The acclaimed author said that it was horrifying for him to see the way Hindu nationalism was being merged with politics, “The politics of Hindu nationalism is destroying Hindu religion. For someone with that past to occupy the highest position in this land would be. I think, deeply destabilizing.”

Numerous reports were prepared by several independent organizations on Godhra genocide providing vivid details of the atrocities committed by Modi and his blood thirsty gangsters. One such report was prepared by Women’s organizations in India to seek gender justice. The report published in the website Kractivist.org and was also published in the Sri 

Lankan daily Ceylon Today stated as follows;

Despite the graphic nature of the quotes and instances cited in a combined report, there is nothing worse than the fact that Modi and others responsible for these acts are still not brought to justice for the crimes against humanity. It must be remembered that Modi sanctioned, fuelled, and later, justified the pogrom as a ‘chain of action and reaction.’

Narendra Modi is a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a shadowy all-male organization drawing inspiration from Hitler and Mussolini that trains militia-like groups of men and indoctrinates them into ideologies of racial cleansing. The ideology of racial cleansing includes moral sanction for the rape, impregnation and murder of non-Hindu women, and the prevention of the biological reproduction of the other race.

The   RSS   killed father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi and was responsible for more than 40,000 anti Muslim attacks since independence in 1947 destroying Muslim localities besides indiscriminately killing Muslims. Raping Muslim women has always been integral part of these attacks.

V.D. Savarkar, founder-hero of RSS, derides Hindu kings for not raping Muslim women in conquered areas. Note that Hindutva leaders build up hatred and fear of Muslim population growth, with the Muslim woman portrayed as reproducer of the race. This is evident in Modi’s infamous comment on the Gujarat relief camps: ‘Relief camps are actually child-making factories. Those who keep on multiplying the population should be taught a lesson.’ (The Hindu, 10 September 2002). It is a mistake, therefore, to think that violence against women is spontaneous. It was planned, organized and ensured through ideological indoctrination.

Hindutva propaganda mobilized mobs through false claims that Muslim men had raped Hindu women, and incited Hindu men to rape Muslim women.  The acts of violence against women included inserting iron rods and swords into the vagina, cutting women open to extract the foetus,  vaginal mutilation and burning women alive after rape.

In the language used by the violent male mobs, rape was directly tied to male strength. As one witness said, Hindu men, exposing their penises, said: “Your men are weak, we’re strong, and you’re not strong enough to f*** your own women.” Another Ahmadabad witness testified that a policeman led a mob in unzipping his trousers, while the crowd shouted: “Where are the terrorists? Come out now. Call your God.”

The rape of Muslim women was a weapon to humiliate and to feminize Muslim men, who were described as not ‘real men.’ A young man, who had worked in a retail shop for five years, was taunted by his co-workers who said they had raped the wives of Muslims: “Will you become a terrorist or will you just stand and watch like a hirja [eunuch]?”

In many instances, rape was explicitly cited as a means to impregnate Muslim women, and to create a new generation of Hindus from Muslims. Rape was an act carried out as part of the RSS ideology of ethnic elimination of Muslims as a group.

As head of the state, Modi is culpable for the immunity enjoyed by the police in perpetuating violence against women. Many witnesses from Baroda said, the police hit the stomachs of pregnant Muslim women, shouting, “Kill them before they are born.” In SN’s account from Baroda, the District Police Commissioner, entered a house, beat up small girls and hit women on the breasts and private parts. Pregnant women were specially targeted as policemen, like the Hindu mobs, said Muslim children should not be born. In other cases, the police simply watched the violence, and according to a lawyer from Anand, refused to record complaints.

Women victims said many were afraid to seek comfort and support from their male relatives. There is no mechanism to address the problems of post-traumatic stress disorder, mental disturbance, depression and lack of emotional support.

Women have been forced into silence about rape and sexual violence because that is the price the community has agreed to pay in order to be allowed back into their homes, villages and neighborhoods. The situation has been particularly difficult for young unmarried girls because making their suffering public makes it harder for them to be married. In a patriarchal system, the woman becomes a source of shame to their family and community.

One consequence of this has been the panic marriage of single girls, as in Godhra, where 150 girls were married off. Single girls are now subjected to a new conservative ideology within the Muslim community, including early marriage, restriction on mobility, withdrawal of girls from schools, colleges and work.

Women victims have faced discrimination in accessing what was due to them and in gaining basic relief. Women who have never worked outside the home have become dependent on charity, or economically destitute. Widows are especially affected. In one locality, the report compilers met a dozen women whose husbands had been killed, houses destroyed, crops burnt and who had no means of livelihood.

While minority groups fear physical violence in Gujarat, women face the heightened fear of sexual attacks. Modi’s supporters celebrated their election victory by telling women: “Now this is our government. We will make this whole area Hindu.”

Prior to and following the 2002 pogrom, the Hindutva groups had been targeting Hindu women, who had married or had any relationships with Muslim men. A Hindu woman married to a Muslim man in Anand District, reported that she was publicly gang-raped by men who said she would be killed if she filed a police complaint. Dragged out of her home by a mob of 200-250 people, she was carried to a dump, held down, stripped and raped by nine men, while the mob was saying, “Cut her to pieces, don’t leave her alive, we don’t want her alive in the village.”

Not only Modi, but India is also in violation of  international laws.

Gujarat’s former Child Welfare Minister Mayaben Kodnani is seen greeting Modi. Kodnani ,MLA was later sentenced to 28 yrs in jail for aiding and abetting   the mob. She  supplied swords to mob and supervised  vaginal mutilation of Muslims girls and women alike.

The judge described Kodnani   as the “kingpin of entire riots” and observed that “she led the mob and incited them for violence.

A special court described the   Godhra riots as “a black chapter in the history of Indian Constitution”. Additional Principal Judge Jyotsna Yagnik dubbed communal riots as “a cancer on constitutional secularism”

This very same Modi is BJP prime ministerial candidate. This is disaster in the making for India in general and the Indian Muslim in particular.

Sri Lankan government started wooing RSS-Shiv Sena BJP combine in the hope that Modi would win the next Lok Sabha elections.  In doing so the government has discarded the feelings and fear of the island’s besieged Muslims who are watching carefully the anti Muslim agenda in India.

In an article in the Ceylon Today of Wednesday 25 September 2013 under the title Mahinda making overtures to Modi, columnist Upul Joseph Fernando stated that” Mahinda Rajapaksa presumably under the impression that anti-Muslim fundamentalist stance of the government matches well with that of Shiv Sena’s anti Muslim role and therefore they enjoy an affinity of some degrees. He could, therefore, be thinking that the BJP goodwill is a winnable target.

Under such circumstance the question is whether the Sri Lankan government can afford to antagonize the Muslim minority.  Indications are that the entire region is heading towards disaster and a river of Muslim blood is likely to flow.

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    /* Rajapaksa Trying To Woo BJP,RSS And Shivasena At The Expenses Of Muslims */
    Buddhists comprise of 70% while muslims 10% of total population.
    And MR won about 60% votes of buddhists in recent PC elections.

    So Rajapakse is doing the right things to win elections.

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      We must increase our population to do the catching up.

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      Sumith,

      You are correct that’s why Sinhala Buddhist Racist parties like JHU, Wimals party lost the candidates and as well as SLMC lost the candidates. NWP Dayasiri won majority of votes including majority of Muslim votes. So, it is clear that South never support for Racism……but north is fully Racism.

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        Alan:

        Why you are afraid to write in your muslim name ?

        Tamils only parties and Muslims only parties are OK.

        Jathika Hela Urumaya is not at all about Sinhala only. It does not discriminate about minorities.

        It is the minorities who are promoting ETHNO- CENTRIC and RELIGIOUS extremism.

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          Jim Softy,

          You have very short memories.

          There were no Buddhist, Christian and Muslim Parties initially.

          There were only Sri Lanka, Ceylon Parties. UNP, LSSP, CP and even SLFP.

          Buddhists, Christians and Muslims voted for these parties.

          Then SLFP became a Sinhala Buddhist Party. Then LSSP and CP sold out to SLFP in 1964 for portfolios, sacrificed their Egalitarian principles and the Tamils lost confidence in the Sinhala dominated parties, even the so-called LSSP and CP.

          Later that year, the LSSP joined the coalition government of Sirimavo Bandaranaike. Three of its MPs became Ministers; Dr N. M. Perera (Finance), Cholomondely Goonewardena (Public Works) and Anil Moonesinghe (Communications). The LSSP was expelled from the Fourth International, and the membership was passed on to LSSP(R).

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanka_Sama_Samaja_Party

          Finally, the UNP became a Sinhala Buddhist Party.

          So, nobody was representing the Tamils and Muslims.

          It was only in 1981, that SLMC was formed.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lanka_Muslim_Congress

          The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress is a political party in Sri Lanka. The party was formed at a meeting held at Kattankudy in 1981 by a small study group of local Eastern Province political leaders. At the last legislative elections, held on 2 April 2004, the party won 2.0% of the popular vote and 5 out of 225 seats. The party represents the Muslim community of Sri Lanka.

          Since Muslims represent about 9% of the population, 7% of the Muslim vote must have gone to the other parties. This is 350% more votes than that went to SLMC.

          The question the Muslims need to ask the SLFP-UPFA and UNP is are you still taking us for granted?

          Should the Muslims vote the same way Tamils voted for TNA? (90% of the Tamils voting for TNA, because only TNA represents their interests?

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            Amarasiri,

            Thank you for your comments which are most useful to know the history of Sri Lanka.

            The Muslim will never support Racism or Extremism…..that is shown even in the PC elections. Even though SLMC is a Political party majority of Muslims never support for them. They still believe the major parties UNP, SLFP who were dominated by Buddhist.

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            Amarasiri forgot to mention Federal Party (ITAK) in his list of parties in Sri Lanka. It was the ITAK which became the first communal minded party in Sri Lanka. It was formed in 1949, by Chelvanayakam, who was well known for racist views, and anti Sinhalese orientation. He and Sunderalingam pioneered the art of provoking the Tamils against Sinhalese. ITAK does not accommodate others but only Tamils, therefore racist to the core. Are the Tamils of NP capable of forming a political party that appeals to Sri Lankans of all ethinicities, religions and castes? I doubt it, not at present.

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              Lal

              Yes. I got distracted and forgot. Thanks.

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illankai_Tamil_Arasu_Kachchi

              ITAK was founded in late 1949 by a group of three Ceylon Tamil parliamentarians, S. J. V. Chelvanayakam, C. Vanniasingam and Senator E. M. V. Naganathan, who had withdrawn from G. G. Ponnambalam’s ACTC over the latter’s decision to enter the UNP government of D. S. Senanayke.[2] ITAK called itself the Federal Party (FP) in English.

              Policies adopted by successive Sri Lankan governments, and the 1956 success of the Sinhala nationalist government under Solomon Bandaranaike, made the FP the main voice of Sri Lankan Tamil politics.[3] Increased racial and political tension between the country’s ethnic groups led three political parties representing the ethnic minorities (FP, ACTC and the CWC) to form the Tamil United Front (TUF) in 1972. The TUF became increasingly nationalistic and by 1976 it had renamed itself as the Tamil United Liberation Front and was advocating an independent Tamil state. The CWC subsequently left the TULF.

              The TULF became the first Tamil nationalist party to run on a separatist platform in the 1977 election. It gained a majority of the votes in the north and east, won 18 seats, and became the largest opposition party in parliament.[4] As Tamil nationalism turned violent and civil war broke out, the TULF remained the moderate face of Tamil politics. It became the target of nationalists on both sides and many of its leaders were assassinated.

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          JimSofty,

          Muslim can have any name, it is not mandatory to have Arabic names. Who told you i am a Muslim? Then how could you have name JIMSOFTY being a sinhala Buddhist Racist. Why are you hiding your name?
          How in Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhist having names FERNANDO, SILVA?? Can you explain my friend??

          You should agree Sinhala Buddhist Racism failed in South. That’s why the JHU was not able to sent single to the PC, people rejected them. JHU is most Racist Sinhala Buddhist Party in Sri Lankan history.
          JimSofty keep it in your mind….majority of Buddhist are not Racist in Sri Lanka. You are the people who spreading bloody Racism in the Island.

          And my dear friend……write your comment related to the comments here unless jumping here and there.

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            Alan,

            “JimSofty keep it in your mind….majority of Buddhist are not Racist in Sri Lanka. You are the people who spreading bloody Racism in the Island.”

            You need to extend this statement

            The vast majority of Buddhists are not Racist in Sri Lanka

            The vast majority of Tamils are not Racist in Sri Lanka

            The vast majority of Muslims are not Racist in Sri Lanka

            The vast majority of Christians are not Racist in Sri Lanka

            The vast majority of Hindus are not Racist in Sri Lanka.

            The LSSP alone got 13% of the popular vote at its height and all the above communities voted for the LSSP as well as the UNP.

            Lanka Sama Samaja Party electoral results
            Date Candidates
            nominated Candidates elected Votes % of national vote
            1947 28 10 204,020 10.81
            1952 39 9 305,133 13.11
            1956 21 14 274,204 11.47
            1960 M 101 10 325,286 11.26
            1960 J 21 12 224,995 7.96
            1965 25 10* 302,095 7.90
            1970 23 19 433,224 8.68
            1977 82 0 225,317 3.61

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          JimSofty ,

          No parties in Sri Lanka promoting religious extremism. But JHU is promoting Sinhala Buddhist Racism and Discriminating minorities. You look at their speeches. That’s why they lost the PC poll. Champika is a bloody fool, and Rajapaksha used him and he will be cornered now. wait and see…………

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        Alan,
        JHU, JVP are history. The new racism is from UPFA itself with their arms of BBS, Ravana sena etc.. South supports racism by allowing BBS and Ravana sena to play havoc.

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      Sumith,

      In Saudi Arabia, they Established “Saudi” Arabia, piggy backing off Islam.

      The Reality Of Present Saudi Arabia Exposed A Must Read For All

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ6oN-mIlPA

      “/* Rajapaksa Trying To Woo BJP,RSS And Shivasena At The Expenses Of Muslims */”

      In Sri Lanka the Rajapaksas are establishing “Rajapaksa” Lanka, piggy backing off Sinhala Buddhism. Many Sinhala Buddhist fools are going along along with the Buddhist Monks who want to maintain their hegemony.

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        Tribal Rulers have established a tribal system of governance under the guise of Islam in the Arabian peninsula just as the Sinhellists (BBS/JHU/SR) are trying in Sri Lanka. Most Muslims of Arabia continue to practice their faith as it was prescribed by Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) and the love we have is far greater than our own lives.

        Each and every human being submits to someone or something. Sometimes it’s subconscious. We are so used to conforming to subtle external expectations that we don’t even realise we are conforming. We submit to peer pressure – pressure from our friends or from the media. We submit to societal pressures or to the fashion or music industries or to our desires that feeling of ‘I want this’ and ‘I want that’. It’s easy for a human being to allow their desires to lead them in life and it inevitably leads to destruction or a lack of fulfilment. What Islam does for us is to give us a chance to break away from these pressures. Once we realise that our Creator is the one we must submit to; because He knows what is best for us and what is bad for us because He created us! We may have many masters, trying to control us, affecting our behaviour; sometimes really subtly. By submitting to Allah, we become free. And we should strive to continue to submit to Him, it is an ongoing journey but we should have a clear roadmap to follow.

        Allah tells us in the Noble Quran, that we have to submit, to surrender to the will of God, the one who created all of us men and women and who knows us best. That is the only way we will attain peace.

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    So, India wants Sri Lanka condemned for crimes against humanity for defeating racist, genocidal terrorist LTTE. India does nothing when Hindus go murdering Muslims in Gujarat, Delhi and Kashmir. No justice for victims. Violence in Sri Lanka was initiated by India, terrorists were trained and armed by India. Now, they will have the arch enemy of Muslims, Modi as their Prime Minister. Many in Sri Lanka suspect the hand of India for instigating violence against Muslims and Christians of Sri Lanka. I wouldn’t be surprised if India is providing funding for the extremist groups in Sri Lanka. Best if mumbling, backstabber Singh is not invited to CHOGM.

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      Lal,

      “Violence in Sri Lanka was initiated by India, terrorists were trained and armed by India.”

      There is more history in the above statement.

      Pre-independence, India’s Nehru wanted Ceylon to be part of Greater India, before India split into Pakistan and India. Ceylon did not have a Hindu Maharajah to go with India, the current cause and curse of Jammu and Kashmir. and the conflict between India and Pakistan.

      Fortunately, the British would not go for it, despite all the messes they left all over the world. Furthermore, fortunately, Ceylon was a majority Buddhist country. If Ceylon happened to be majority Hindu, this could have happened. We all need to thank the Enlightened Buddha and the introduction of Buddhism to Lanka for saving Lanka from this disaster and suffering under the caste system.

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    At last this Latheef Farook has admitted his wisdom in these pages has no following and so switches on to toxic anti-Hinduism in the guise of attacking Narendra Modi. One more false Prophet from the Muslim side
    on an attack of verbal diarrohea displaying his “learning” Who does he think will read him or hear either here or in India. It is journos like this man, who filled these pages with all the great qualities of Muslims in Sri Lanka, that gave life to the BBS. The more noisy Muslims are now silenced and with them some decent, innocents suffered too.

    Why does he continue to write such drivel in these pages at all?

    Backlash

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      Babklash,

      “At last this Latheef Farook has admitted his wisdom in these pages has no following and so switches on to toxic anti-Hinduism in the guise of attacking Narendra Modi”

      Mr. Lateef is bringing an important point that needs to be brought to the surface.

      USA did not give Modi a Visa sometime back due to his complicity in the Gujarat Riots and human rights violations.

      Now, the standards for USA are low enough even Modi will probably qualify for a US Visa. Even, Hitler, Goring, Pol Pot and many others may qualify for US Visas.

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    Unfortunately some foolish Muslims are begging for this.

    Not only RSS and BJP but also Mosssad and CIA will be in SL if Muslims mess with SL.

    Muslims are at a losing end in this game. Libya, Palestine, Pakistan, Iran, Syria, etc. are examples.

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      Fathima,
      if Muslims are being attacked by Athiest or Budhism, its beacuse shows that Islam is raising… look what happned.. Bangaladesh, Malaysai, Inidonesa, Pakistan, Iran, all were budhist countries,islam has taken over… so this will continue and you people will become housemaids like you worked in Middle East sometime ago…

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        Dear Anti- Buddhism,

        1. Do you know what Buddhism was? Do you know what Tipitaka was?

        2. Do you know what Islam is? Do you know what the Quran was? Do you know what Hadith was?

        3. Do You know what the New Testament is? Who Jesus was?

        4. Do you know what the old testament, the Bible was?

        It will be very useful for you to know what the above scriptures were saying.

        Some are childish. Some are fairy tales. Some are impossible.

        You can make your pick from the four above and more more scriptures, and find more fairy tales.

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

        Published on Jan 13, 2013
        BBC One – 13 January 2013

        Nicky Campbell presides over a special debate recorded at the Harris Academy in Peckham, asking just one Big Question: Is it time for all religions to accept evolution as fact?

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        /* Bangaladesh, Malaysai, Inidonesa, Pakistan, Iran, all were budhist countries,islam has taken over. */
        when did this happen?

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        Anti-buddhism:

        Muslims are good for a violent and primitive society because only a violent promoting and primitive religion that oppresses human can face such a society.

        World is moving towards that primitive society.

        but, there will always be a end of the tunnel light. So, one day extremist Islam vanishes and more moderate religions will arise. See Sufis, Druse, Sikhism, Zorastinism, Bahai.

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          Jim softy ,

          Very good observation and analyses….where is your brain located in your human body? I feel you something different than other human being.

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      Fathima Fukushima,

      Mosat, CIA already were there in everywhere including Sri Lanka longtime ago. RSS, BJP were there long time back in Sri Lanka that is why you had 30 years war my friend. Now they will be active again in Sri Lanka after NPC elections………..
      Please mind it RSS, Hindutva all pure Hindu terrorism in India. If you want to find out details you may check the previous CBI reports.
      If Modi wins to become a PM, Tamils will win the Tamil Eelam……………………and you have to get visa to travel to north. And visas will be restricted for Sinhala Buddhist like you.

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        Hindusthan was Hindu Long time ago. and now Muslims are 700 million ?and Hindus are 300 million ?.. So, it is wrong If hindus are concerned.

        Everybodys know how and when muslim majority protect minority religion rights by killing the minority and destroying worship places.

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          Jim softy,

          You are worrying about Muslims too much my dear friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    The four asian countries India Pakistan Bangladesh Sri Lanka are corrupt and their political class is corrupt and they are also devoid of intellectuals.

    What are the other options in India…? carry on with the current corrupt Sonia, Manmohan and Chithamparam?

    Modi has developed Gujarat beyond any one’s dream he is uncorruptible he may be anti muslim.

    The Sri Lankan leaders and President is openly anti Tamil, politicians here in Sri Lanka making speeches that Wellawatte will be the next Mulliyavalaikal

    for that matter in Sri Lanka Tamil Eelam is setting an example by wooing professional class to politics

    Narendra Modi is the only polotician who can expedite the development of sri lanka

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    Latheef Farook is a Muslim communalist blind to the faults of his own religion in today’s world while now attacking Hinduism. Look at Somalia, Mali, Niger, Afghanistan, Iraq, Philippines, Thailand, Syria, Egypt, Pakistan and the list goes one. Islam appears to be in upheaval and faces a series of bombers, suicide bombers, murderers – all in the name of their religion. Instead of addressing the real crisis within Islam, proponents such as Latheef Farook raise red herrings be it Israel, Sinhalese Buddhism, the LTTE’s eviction of Muslims from Mannar, US Foreign Policy and now Modi. His anti-Indianism is endemic but lets not forget that Islam can not co-exist with other religions. Its violent, crude and self-righteous. Its uncivilized. Shame on you Latheef!

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      James,
      I agree with you.

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      James,

      Know the facts and the truth behind it. There is a schism in Islam, that is between the Good and the Bad. The Bad is what you identified, the Wahhabi, the Salafis and the Deobandi-Taliban, like the BBS, distorting the faith.

      “Instead of addressing the real crisis within Islam, proponents such as Latheef Farook raise red herrings be it Israel, Sinhalese Buddhism, the LTTE’s eviction of Muslims from Mannar, US Foreign Policy and now Modi. His anti-Indianism is endemic but lets not forget that Islam can not co-exist with other religions. Its violent, crude and self-righteous. Its uncivilized. Shame on you Latheef!”

      1. You are referring to the Islam, the post-Wahhabi, post-Afghanistan Soviet Occupation, post-Iranian Islamic Revolution and the rise of Wahhabism post Saudi Oil money.

      2. The majority of Muslims are taken hostage by the political radicals with Wahhabism and Deobandism-Talibanism mixed up, and they are confusing the majority of Muslims, especially the young ones.

      3. There is opposition aginst these Stana Inspired “Muslims’, called ed Wahhabis, Slafins and Deobandis, which Mislims cliam is not Islam,

      ( It is little like BBS and Buddhism, same idea)

      http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/indian-muslims-increasing-resistance-wahhabi-incursion_598366.html

      On October 16, 100,000 Indian Muslims gathered for a “mahapanchayat”—a mass assembly of local council leaders—in Moradabad, a city in Uttar Pradesh, the country’s leading state in population, with about 200 million people, a majority of them Muslim. At a press conference announcing the convocation, Maulana Syed Mohammad Ashraf Kichowchhwi, general secretary of the All-India Ulema and Mashaikh Board (AIUMB)—a body of moderate clerics and spiritual Sufi leaders—spoke out boldly against fundamentalist Wahhabism. Kichowchhwi denounced the radical doctrine inspired by Saudi Arabia as “a virus for society” and assailed Wahhabis he said had gained control of India’s Muslim communal institutions.

      http://www.islamicpluralism.org/2174/indian-muslims-march-in-protest-against-saudi

      In a clear message to the Government of Saudi Arabia, a big section of Indian Muslims today in Delhi demanded that the Saudi regime must sign a treaty with all the governments of the world and assure in clear terms that no damage will be done to the cultural heritage of Muslims and sacred signs of Islam in the Saudi kingdom.
      This was communicated in a memorandum to the Embassy of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after a peace march at Jantar Mantar which was addressed by Maulana Syed Mohammad Ashraf Kichowchhwi, General Secretary of the All India Ulema and Mashaikh Board, and others.

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    correction …develeopment of India

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    The Kenya Mall attack when non-Muslims were selectively murdered while Muslims were set free is another example of Islam and violence.

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    @Backlash using stolen words of some writers in earlier comments of articles in this journal’s other articles ,is making an ass of himself by using it random and bombastically – guess being himself.

    I can imagine what a laugh Mr.Lateef & his colleagues must be having, with thier standard of superlative English journalism of this much appreciated esteem Journal of today ,The Colombo Telegraph’ over this so called backlash who is back lashing himself -what a nincompoop- next time get professional help esp when you are trying to match professional Journalism,,

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      Ben Qassim – Should he be engaged or pitied? My man, take the trouble to read all the comments in this page and you will know that Farook’s
      counselling is not required. The rest of your toxic remarks are symbolic of the inborn hostility in some Muslims and in no way does address the points I have made. This is why many say it is the variety like you and Latheef Farook who bring misery to good Muslims. They are
      today unwanted by the Sinhalese and Tamils. The years to come will be worse – thanks to your ilk. I feel sorry for the more peaceful and religious Muslims in the country about to be destroyed by false prophets and their bootlickers.

      Backlash

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    I dont see any connection between Modi and Muslims in Sri Lanka. India has its own problems with neighbours. As reported in the CG

    “Drawing a parallel between Pakistan and Sri Lanka’s “ill-treatment” of Indian fishermen, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modion chose to harp on national security and pride in his address at a BJP youth rally in Trichy, his first political meeting in Tamil Nadu since he was anointed the party’s prime ministerial candidate, the Times of India reported today.”

    Sri Lanka must have good relations with India whether the Govt is Congress or BJP. These type of unfounded conspiracy theories will only create misunderstandings amongst religous groups. Mr Farook should desist from sensationalising and dramatising various unrelated issues.

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    I am not much knowledgeable about gujrat riots, anyhow I am against violence. Not a fan of modi too.anyway saying muslims were murdered in Muzzafar is not completely true. Both muslims and hindus had to die.

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    Brother Latheef.

    The Sinhala communty forgets or chooses to ignore the enormous support the Muslim community made to the war effort. When the LTTE eliminated members of the DPU ( They were Tamils ), your people stepped up, for you spoke the language. Even now, in the govt’s reconstruction effort in the North, your community members are doing the work for the lack of Tamil Men. Don’t ask me where the Tamil men are.

    Remember the Massacre of the 18 aid workers in Muttur, fingers are pointed at your community members, a home guard unit, Rambos, shooting those clearly identified as Aid Workers. This was no fog of war. Now the motherland has another mess to sort out. Tell me if I am wrong.

    Yes, the Muslim community was attacked in Gujarat. The Indian Govt has jailed those involved including politicians. We are still waiting for anyone to go to jail for our 1983 riots, which led to the creation of the LTTE. Tamils in 1983, stopped, turned around and fought back ( Lakshman Kadirgarmar ).

    I think we all are a little more wiser now. So much of damage and destruction, our best of the best, sacrificed at the alters of the Gods because we couldn’t sort our issues.

    In your next column will you inform us of the Muslim Community members contribution towards the GOSL’s war effort.

    Kind regards.

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      How about Prosecuting LTTE – financiers.

      There are many Tamils who did propaganda for Tamil extremists well before 1983. they are living happy lives in western countries.

      Adele Balasingham is a white woman who promoted homicide bomber Tamil women.

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        JimSofty

        “How about Prosecuting LTTE – financiers.”

        It a very good idea – I never thought you could think.

        Lets start with KP, Pillayan, Karuna,……..

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        “How about Prosecuting LTTE financiers” asks the gullible Jim Softy. Man! KP is one – now doing business with the Rajapakses.
        They brought him down from Bangkok in the hope he will lead them to all LTTEs fortunes – Ships, investments in the West and all. But these are cleverly placed and no single man can lay hands on them. It is the European banks who will eventually reap the fruits. BTW, it is an open secret the Rajapakses have many post-2005 investments with LTTE interests in Canada, Britain, Australia and elsewhere. It was like Gamini D in 7/83 – attacking Tamil businesses and rich men in Nuwara Eliya on the one hand while investing his black money with them in Pettah Textile shops.

        Backlash

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        Jim Softy,

        “How about Prosecuting LTTE – financiers”

        Good idea. But need to include all who were behind this mess.

        However, there is a need to address the CORE PROBLEM. The Sinhala Buddhist Racism and Buddhist Monk Hegemony, that is used by politicians for controlling the people, courtesy of Monk Mahanama of Mahawamsa Fame-Notoriety.

        1. SWRD Bandaranaike, and a host of associated politicians and racists, since 1956.

        2. Criminal monks Buddrakkita and Somarama (hanged-went to apaya), and the current crop of BBS terrorists.

        Etc. etc, including the 1958, 1971, 1093, 1987-89, etc.

        DeJa Vu…..

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      I really dont think Latheef would agree with your claim that those involved in Gujrat riots were punished.
      I too do not believe it as there have been many unpunished ethnic massacreas in india. And yes we need to find the cuprits of 1983 violence and punish them. As a Lankan and a sinhalese that is something I hope for. But do you really think SL had time to do such an inquiry and punish them.
      Since 83, we have been on the run. we were at war. For any country to become self criticing it has to be done during a peace time. We didnt obtain such a time until 2009.
      Also violent history of SL didnt end with 83, we had to face a 88-89 which has killed more ppl and more victims. Then a war that ran for 30 years. So in its baggage of ‘punishing culprits’, SL has been getting more and more things to investigate.

      SL has been on the run, it is just 4 years back that war ended. Since then we havent really had a time to do a self criticism at all and punish the culprits. what SL had to do was face the criticism on a bogus genocide and war crimes. So matters like 83 are now forgotten.

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    who is this bloody joker?

    Muslims are terrorists and they should be eradicated from the world.

    /Indications are that the entire region is heading towards disaster and a river of Muslim blood is likely to flow./

    This is exactly what we need,…..river of bloody muslim shit blood

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      Cyril

      What ever your rhetorics islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. The more they are attacked faster will be the spread of islam. In 50 years you will see who will be eradicated

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        yes, bloody islam is spreading like wildfire….therefore, we need to start the clensing now itself. then in 50 years, we can eradicate them from sri lanka along with you

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    ‘Narendra Modi will keep Lanka and Pakistan in check’

    check this out
    http://www.rediff.com/news/report/narendra-modi-will-keep-lanka-and-pakistan-in-check/20130927.htm

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    latheef,
    Go Pray 5 times my friend, I am Muslim, but do not connect India to Sri lanka. Modi is just a one man, dont forget that India thinks that we are shit hole, and the MaRa will get the best out of UN. We all are Tamil, and Indian Tamil never attacked any Tamil Muslims at all, Tamils are the best in the world ( Muslims and Hindus togather)as per British as they are very wise, and very religeous ( both clans) and Educated. So please dont show your ignorance in this case and dont connect india as we are Tamils and all Sinhala from India… go fly a kite with your fucking english.

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    Latheef Farook is throwing stones while living in a glass house.

    Read about your Prophet below. Then you know the violent history and violent present of Islam today.

    Are muslims accomotive of other religions, Are muslims treating non-believers Kaffirs well. AREN’t MUSLIMs KILLING FOR THE SAKE OF RELIGION ? – The MOST RECENT ONE is KENYAN SHOPPING MALL Massacre.

    “As a young man, Muhammad worked as a camel driver between Syria and Arabia. Soon he established a career managing caravans on behalf of merchants. Through his travel first with his uncle and later in his career, Muhammad came into contact with people of many nationalities and faiths, including Jews, Christians and pagans.

    At age 25, Muhammad was employed by Khadija, a wealthy Meccan widow 15 years his senior and nmarried her. “

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    Not many here knows that the fact, the complete war atrocities were telecast to BJP in Goa,BJP was very angry for the fact that the civilians who were massacred mostly Hindus(Tamils). And it also took note of the destruction of Temples in Srilanka. This matters to them most than Anti-muslim perceptions. Another fact, BJP is aware of the SL navy incursions about which Modi hinted in Trichy meeting that anyone who steps into Indian territory will be dealt with consequences. Plus Vajpayee and BJP from the days of Katchtheevu hand over is not happy about that. Large gathering of Tamils to a BJP meeting in Trichy is testimony of it.And also JJ is close friend of Modi, by chance if BJP is dependent on AIADMK support, indeed interesting times ahead.

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      before talking about rare SL navy incursions in indian territory, stop the TN robbers from crossing the border.

      Are you telling us that ppl in TN are very much prone to empty rheotic by politicians and media companies?
      And do you really think just because BJP would come to power they will go all guns targetting SL?
      It is nothing but a political party using the empty nationalism in Tamil Nadu for their own gain.

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        And what hindu temple destructions?
        Just because LTTE hid inside hindu temples and target army from there, Army is not bound to face death thniking temples will be destroyed. The reason hindu temples had been destroyed was it was inside a WAR ZONE.

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        Sach, Dont vent your volcano of frustration here. Recently Srilankan fishermen were too arrested in Indian borders. Did they come here to see plants in sea shore?

        Earlier you used to say that SL navy did not penetrate Indian waters, now slowly you agree that it was rare incursions. Hmm, wait next year same time, you will tend to agree more with me that it has been habit of your human trafficking smuggler gang alias SL coastal guard to rob the catchments of Indian fishermen in their territory.

        If anything to go by Party president of BJP words. they are very clear in taking back Katchatheevu. I find them sincere in their claim. When you people believe in Gotabaya what is wrong for us to believe in Modi?

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      “And also JJ is close friend of Modi, by chance if BJP is dependent on AIADMK support, indeed interesting times ahead.”

      mani,modi will definitely be the next primeminister.Since jaya is a good friend of his and he seems to be a hindu nationalist,there is no need for him to be dependent on jaya’s support to teach mahinda a lesson.

      Not interesting times,torrid times ahead for mahinda.He thinks he can make full use of the weak manmohan and when he modi comes to power can tackle him like a chameleon changing colour and oozing with friendship and modi will forget and let bygones be bygones.He is in for a shock.

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    Looks like the RajaPoxsas are coaching the BBS, Sinhala Ravaya and Ravana Balaya to be the Sinhala version of India’s extremist RSS.
    SLBC today is being openly used by its foul mouthed chairman Hudson to spread hate against the minorities, especially the Tamils. A new phenomenon that can be observed on the “Dasa Desin Hathata” programme is how Sinhala Christians and Sinhala Catholics are lumped together with the Sinhala Buddhists. Tamils and Muslims are lumped on the other side with Hudson constantly letting his listners know that if the minorities (especially the Tamils) become too smart the Sinhalese will not stay silent and another Nandikadal will be inevitable.
    In the past it was Sinhala Buddhists on one side and Hindus, Muslims and Christians on the other side…but since of late Hudson has realigned the Christian and Catholic Sinhalese with the Buddhists. To an educated person what Hudson spews is just hate speech and distortion of facts…but remember that educated people are a very tiny minority in SL. Its hate speech and fear mongering such as what goes on in Hudsons morning programme that influences the 3 brain celled majority to keep voting for the RajaPoxsas who they are brainwashed into thinking will protect their rata, jaathiya and aagama.
    All that is needed is a spark to start another July ’83, and the way things are being built up via government propaganda such an incident may be not too far off.

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    One look at this Hudson with his extra-large protruding eyes
    and volatile temper, you are left with the impression he has
    crossed the thin red line. In a few minutes after he talks to you he
    confirms it all beyond all doubt. What a man to leave a TV-Radio station with in a country said to be searching for racial-religious
    peace.

    Hooker

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    Dear Latheef,
    Although the Gujarat government was late in taking action for the 2002 pogrom on Muslims and they were not happy about the verdict of the Courts there, a Peoples Tribunal under the Chairmanship of a Hindu Brahmin and former Kerala Minister and Indian Supreme Court Judge V.R.Krishna Iyer came out with a very strong Report after hearing a very large number of witnesses which made the case to be reopened and many including a former lady Minister of the Gujarat State government got convicted with a very stiff punishment. I am sure you know all this.But have you ever written a word about the 1983 Pogrom against Tamils or the genocidal attacks of the present government forces against the Tamils.On the contrary you were keeping on writing that in spite of the Sri Lankan Muslims and Muslim countries of the world supporting the SL government in Geneva,the Sinhala Buddhists are attacking your Mosques.It would seem that as long as they don’t attack Muslim Places of worship no matter they attack Christian or Hindu places of worship you will not criticise them. Further you never criticise Rishard Badiuddin who had been the Minister of Rehabilitation for a long time for not resettling the Jaffna Muslims. You only put the blame on others. Mr.Farook I am sorry but one has to come to the conclusion that you are a man without priciples and it hurts you only if Muslims are attacked. On the question of Modi having been a Tea Stall keeper why not he become a Prime Minister(If that is the only ground against him)if an Italian lady who had been a waitress in a Coffee Bar in Cambridge could be the President of Indian Congress party and de facto Prime Minister of India. I am sure you know that Modi is a very good administrator, computer Savvy,Gujarat has no ‘Alcohol shops run by government,has excess electrty than the needs of the State,and did not give any hand outs to voters before the elections. He was also invited by the Business Community of India to address their Annual Conference for being the head of the best run state.

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    .
    Come on …..

    In Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran…. Buddhists are attacked.
    In SriLanka, Muslims are attacked.

    But these countries are Srilanka’s friendly countries.

    Doesn’t make any sense…

    :-)

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    Is this Muslim Latheef an Indian?

    Why is he hell bent on trying to involve the Srilankan inhabitants in Indian politics?.

    What our inhabitants got to worry about is the Hindutvas in Vaiko Territory.

    What is Latheef’s agenda and the motive behind it ?.

    If Latheef is really interested in his brethren , he should cooperate with the Govt to lift the living standards of the Srilankan inhabitants across the board so that the poor Hindutvas . Muslims or the the Buddhists wouldn’t go after each other at the urging of racist and crooked politicians and their activists trained and planted in the society by foreign agents to run their own agendas.
    He has been trying to stirr up the Muslims in Srilanka for sometime through his articles.

    The great majority of the peace loving population have no problem with Muslims and it is not going to change.

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    The writer has reminded readers of some factual events that occurred in India and against Muslims in particular. It is unfortunate that Western powers covet scarce resources in the Mid East and have driven moderate Muslims to extremism, simply to protect their culture and resources etc against very heavy odds. However, the writer would need to be more balanced in his portrayal of events and not conflate issues if he intends to win credibility.

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    Muslims are very good at hiding their criminal and anti-social behaviour in the name of religion and blame others. that is why muslim make very good terrorists.

    See what Latheef Farook has written.

    Because his religion does not teach him self-reflection. It teaches only total submission to non-existent Almighty Allah and any form of violence and anti-social behaviour in the name of the Religion Islam.

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    Latheef Farook;

    WE DO NOT APPROVE WHAT THEY DID AND DOING AGAINST HUMANITY.
    BUT THERE IS BIG QUESTION?.
    A VERY BIG QUESTION TO ASK FROM YOUR ISLAMIST MISGUIDDED BY ISLAM.

    Hiding under the ISLAM and GULF OIL MONEY,Same genocide and destroying of Buddhism, Hinduism And Christian’s beliefs and worshiping places and idols are happening in Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Bangladesh and North Asian And AFRICAN MUSLIM COUNTRIES.
    and they are now started to convert others to Islam, paying bribes and Sakaath money.
    Just look and understand, presently, Most of the Wars, killings, bombings, People smugglings, Prostitutions, Child prostitutions, Homosexuals, rapings, Cheating, slave trades,Drug traffickings are done by so called 5 Times GOD WORSHIPING, God fearing Muslims and Muslim Countries

    And recently Saudi Muslim Fanatics Like you,
    sent few other believers who are innocent, to beheading in Riyadh.
    SO YOU PREACH THAT, THOSE INNOCENTS DONT HAVE ANY RIGHTS TO BELIVE WHAT THEY WANT AND
    SHOULD they BELIVE, WHAT THOSE IDIOTIC ISLAMISTS WANTS TO SAY????.
    And you must investigate and find How many underage girls they bring to Saudi Arabia, in the disguise of UMRAH VISA to sell to Sex starving Muslims in Arab countries.
    And the Old Muslims roaming in Refugee camps in countries looking for Child brides
    As divulge by a Saudi Bedouin Driver in Usfan near to Mecca,
    They have unearthed and discovered few Buddha’s statues and some other deity’s or idols statues in new construction site inside the Mecca and
    Immediately destroyed with out any traces and witnesses to out side world.
    Because if the truth come out, They have to Rewrite THE History of SO CALLED ISLAM.

    DID YOU FORGET AND DO NOT WANT TO EXPOSE THE ELIMINATION OF OTHET RILIGION BELIVERS IN MOSTLY IN SO CALLED ISLAMIC COUNTRIES,
    BECAUSE YOU ARE A EXTREMIST MUSLIM AND GET BENFIT OF FREEDOM TO BELIEVE YOUR ISLAM IN THE WEST but not others beliefs in Muslim countries.
    INDICATIONS ARE THAT THE ENTIRE MUSLIM REGIONS ARE HEADING AND LEADING OTHER RELIGIONS TOWARDS A DISSASTER AND HELL WITH THE FANTIC BELIEF OF ISLAM A RIVER OF INNOCENT OTHER BELIVERS BLOOD IS LIKELY TO FLOOW.
    Not Muslim blood is likely to flow.

    As you people say INSHALLAH,
    IF YOU DARE TRY TO PRACTICE Real Islam, If it is a True religion.

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    Anyone who reads Latheef Farook’s writeups would think Islam is a Religion of Love and Peace. Now Latheef tell us that majority Hindus are out to destroy the Muslims in India. Not only Latheef is silent about current Muslim killings the world over for and on behalf of Allah, he doesn’t utter a word about how Muslims have crossed over to India and spread their religion in the Indian subcontinent.

    The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has revealed that 10 of the 15 “worst violators of religious freedom” in the world are Muslim nations. They are Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Vietnam. In spite of finger pointing by Latheef like Islamists one note that Sri Lanka is not in that list. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/5/feds-10-15-worst-countries-religious-intolerance-a/#ixzz2gAK5Tz3O

    Today, there are over 500 million Muslims throughout the Indian subcontinent. It is perhaps, the largest population centres of Muslims in the world. Did it happen with love and peace that Islamists profess that their religion is? Numerous theories are abound. Islamists like Latheef would insist that first mosque of India is the Cheraman Juma Masjid in Kerala and it was built in 629 during the life of Prophet Muhammad. They insist Indian population was not forced to convert to Islam. They say it is the organized racism and inhumane cast system of the Hindutwa that made Indians to embrace Islam.

    Leave out the present Hindu-Muslim conflict, historical records reveals continues sustenance of a remarkable religious tolerance in ancient India. Religious founder of sixth century B.C. preached radical philosophies. Some of them doubted the existence of God, others argued against afterlife. Some believed the existence of soul, but not a Creator. Each tried his best to prove others were wrong. They have argued with each other and some may have used derogatory epithets to describe the other. For one thing though, they did not kill like Christians and Muslims on behalf their religion, or God, or their prophet. Hinduism, Saivism and Bhagavatism or Vaishnavism Buddhism and Jainism coexisted without millions being killed like the followers of Abraham’s God.

    Talking about Gujarat before its present CM there had been was a succession of Hindu and Buddhist states as well as local dynasties such as the Maitrakas and then the Solankis. The Parsis, had come there from Iran in the 8th century onward to avoid religious persecution by the Muslims. From then on they have adopted local customs and manners and lived in peace for about 800 years.

    Then came the Muslims in the 11th century. A Muslim conqueror named Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni from Afghanistan had ended the rule of the Solankis. He is said to have destroyed thousands of Hindu temples during his raids. Somnath Temple on the western coast of Gujarat, India, is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of the God Shiva. In the hope of Hindus would become Muhammadans, Hindus say, Mahmud of Ghazni had demolished the Somnath Temple six times after they rebuilt it each time it was destroyed. Not just that Muslims had killed over 50,000 Hindus who tried to defend it. Consequently, thousands of Hindus were forcibly converted to Islam as a result.

    With all that bigotry by Muslims about 91.1% of the population of Gujarat are Hindu. But there are 7.1% Muslims. On 20 December 2012, BJP won the state elections in Gujarat and Narendra Modi became the chief minister for the fifth time in a row. Narendra Modi has become the longest serving Chief Minister of Gujarat. The progenitor of the Sinhala heritage, prince Vijaya, son of King Simhabahu who ruled Simhapura is known to have come from Gujarat.

    Upul Joseph Fernando is known for writing columns and pamphlets and whatnot first in Sinhala and then in both Sinhala and English for money. At one time, he was writing nonstop to promote Ranil in his bid to Presidency. Leave out the presidential election, none of that writing helped Ranil to win any election for a long time because mass realized Joseph’s ranting are nothing but canard. But I agree that Joseph’s writing is good entertainment for anti Rajapakse cliques. I never thought however Joseph would become a paid hand of the Islamists.

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      Thank you. Patriot, for your studied comments. Islam itself is not entirely evil. It is those radicals and the over-ambitious who try to convert others with the Sword – then and now – that makes it so much hated today. Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka and now Kenya are some of the countries in the world today beginning to see the danger within.
      It is left to the peaceful and tolerant among our Muslims who should
      isolate the clearly offensive amongst them. Alternatively, it will be
      continuing chaos and disorder.

      Backlash

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        Backlash,

        In Burma Buddhist terrorism and in Sri Lanka Rajapaksa political terrorism. But other places there are terrorist groups and the respective government should control that. Don’t forget that in Sri Lanka we had LTTE Hindu terrorism for 30 years.

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          Alan,

          In Sri Lanka their was LTTE Tamil terrorism, not Hindu terrorism because their were many Christians as well amongst the LTTE.

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            Dear Sammy,

            Don’t waste your time on these nondescript Muslim fanatics.
            Very soon they will kill themselves here like what their cousins
            are doing in that Islamic Theocratic State of Pakistan. The
            local variety lives by setting one community against the other.
            They don’t realise eventually their trickery lets them down
            and they get caught. It is hell for them thereafter.

            Backlash

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              Backlash,

              Your Hindus/Tamils also did the same thing in Sri Lanka past 40 years my friend did you forget that? And now also there are many Tamil groups killing each other in Sri Lanka day by day my friend…open your eye and see……………..

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            Sammy,

            You are correct….but majority Hindus are in the battle field and church funded for that……that is called LTTE terrorism.

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            Sammy,

            Don’t worry about this Hindu terrorist. They will never change….they want their Tamil Eelam for any cost. And that will be Tamils only nation….and other people will be eliminated from there.That is well known by southern politicians…………..

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        Backlash

        can you give one incident where islam was spread by sword in this country?

        In eurpoe islam is the fastest growing religion. can you give a single person converted to islam by sword?

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    I hold no brief for Narendra Modi or any other politician but wish to comment on issues raised in this article. The author states that Modi had manipulated to be nominated as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate for the forthcoming general elections in India, to be held next year. True that there is lot of corruption in the political and social set up (not unlike in Sri Lanka) in India but what evidence has Latheef Farook to say that Modi’s elevation is as a result of corruption or manipulation. Atleast India is an open society where anyone has the right to file FIR (First Information Report) or resort to legal action for misdeeds unlike in authoritarian countries like Sri Lanka and most Islamic countries. Modi has not been found guilty of any offence by the Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation Team to look into the Gujarat riots. In fact there were many Hindus as well who lost their lives in this riot though the Muslim numbers were much higher. Latheef tries to make out that all Muslims in India are the innocent victims of Hindu extremism but this riot itself was triggered off in response to the burning alive of several innocent Hindu pilgrims by Muslim fanatics, by setting fire to a train at the Godhra railway station.
    Narendra Modi may have been a tea boutique owner and his antecedents may not be what is desirable what with his association with the notorious RSS but his election for a fourth consecutive term as Chief Minister of Gujarat and the tremendous economic success the State has witnessed under his stewardship cannot be undermined. He has put to shame “double doctors” and “whiz kids” of the ruling coalition, led by the Congress Party.
    To attribute the riots in Muzaffarnagar to BJP alone is not proper. All parties, including the Congress and the local BSP Party have also been found fault with for their apathy. Again, it was not a case of Hindus attacking the Muslims but both communities attacking each other, though Muslim casualties may be higher because of the demography. FIR has been filed against local leaders of these parties and this does not make Modi directly responsible.
    Latheef refers to various comments by eminent people and Reports prepared on the Gujarat riots but it is not these comments and Reports that matter. The bottom line is, they should stand the test of criminal proceedings. Latheef’s comments on Modi are highly prejudicial and far from balanced.
    In this article Latheef tries to portray Muslims as the innocent victims of violence on them by non-Muslims but history tells a different story. Latheef highlights only the atrocities against Muslims, conveniently ignoring those perpetrated by Muslims the world over, which are much more heinous. The degree of religious freedom a non-Muslim enjoys in an Islamic country, including the more apparently secular Malaysia and Indonesia is a far cry from what a Muslim enjoys in non-Muslim majority India and Sri Lanka. By creating a false hype about Modi, Muslim victimization and purported disaster for Muslims in Sri Lanka and India in the near future, Latheef is not helping the cause of Muslims but trying to create false panic.

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      Agreeing with the sensible comments of Sammy, I repeat this Latheef Farook brings more trouble to the Muslim community here every time he writes. What is the need of spreading lies to discredit the name of a man who may, in all likelihood, become India’s next PM?
      Whereas the BBS threatens their business with the Muslims here is not over, this provocation from Farook will only go to reduce the support
      our Muslims may need from Tamilnadu and India in the future. It is well known Hakeem and the SLMC for sometime now are working hard to build bridges with Tamilnadu – using Muslims in that State. The task is not easy because even Tamilnadu Muslims are embarrassed by the duplicity and dangerous record of Lankan Muslims.

      It is the usual result whenever we make some due criticism of Muslims here dozens of them spring out in fury – under different names like Nabil, Qassim, Muslim, I am Muslim, I am no Muslim, Fathima Fuku and what have you – spewing poison and rage. Some of them come out in different knows in their known nature. They want us to believe the nonsense Islam is the purest religion in the world, they are the most peaceful and everybody else is either wrong or heathens.

      As we have called earlier, the best service these Muslim commentators -can do is not to give expression to their “learning” and “wisdom” in these pages. Many suspect these Muslim commentators may be getting some form of payment from their foreign funders for each comment.

      ADJP

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    muy buenos dias acabo de enterarme de tu sitio y la verdad es que me parece muy bueno no sabia de mas personas interesadas en estos temas, aqui tienes un nuevo lector que seguira visitandote quincenalmente.

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