14 November, 2019

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Orphaned Muslims Under Siege

By Ameer Ali

Dr. Ameer Ali

In a number of short but provocative pieces that Colombo Telegraph and Daily Financial Times published, the pathetic state of Muslim political and religious leadership, its lack of vision about the community’s future in this country, and the leaders’ incapacity to understand the root causes of the Muslim problem, let alone their readiness to act on it, were highlighted, and, as expected, the articles received some acrimonious reaction from a few readers. The Easter carnage was the end product of this failed leadership, which preferred to sit back and bask in a state of denial.  

That horrendous Easter infamy caught Muslim leaders totally unprepared. Apart from condemning the perpetrators and putting the blame on state authorities for not acting pre-emptively on information received from Muslims themselves, Muslim leadership had no plans to prevent the violence that was to follow and led by the usual suspects. Once the Buddhist far-right decided to resume the anti-Muslim rampage, which it halted temporarily after Alutgama, Ampara, Gintota and Digana, and started justifying its action by piling accusation after accusation without proving any of them with hard evidence, not only against Muslim politicians but also Muslim professionals and businessmen, the entire community fell under siege with no one to turn for help. Regrettably, with encouragement from sections of Buddhist clergy, even elements from the Tamil community from the Eastern Province have joined the fray. 

The resignation en masse of Muslim ministers, deputies and Governors did not seem to have had any impact on the situation. A couple of them have re-joined the cabinet, apparently at the request of the Mahanayakas. In all probability the rest may soon follow them. But what has the yahapalana regime done to protect the Muslims? The President and the Prime minister did not even raise a finger but stood helplessly as anti-Muslim violence raged in Negombo and parts of NWP. Even now, when a high priest called Muslims be stoned there was absolutely no reaction from the two top men.

Once again it is power politics that rules leaders’ behaviour. It was only after the Alutgama riots that Muslims became increasingly frustrated and angered, because of Rajapaksa’s inaction to make the perpetrators accountable while compensating for the losses incurred by victims. They therefore decided to desert him at the 2015 Presidential Election, hoping that the yahapalana regime of MS-RW duo elected with the overwhelming support of minority communities would redress at least some of their grievances. That hope was shattered by the incompetency of RW and malevolence of MS. In his desire to gain the presidency for a second term MS is now engaged in doing anything to increase the size of his vote bank. Like every other politician in the country he too finds communalism a handy weapon to fight election battles. He also knows very well that the Buddhist far-right is making serious inroads into the traditional vote banks of established parties. MS would therefore love the support of the far-right to his presidential campaign. It is in this context that one should view the president’s planned negligence of his duty to provide security and protection to Muslims when they were attacked by the far-right mob. In spite of all his manoeuvrings and cunningness whether he will stand a chance of contesting for, let alone winning, the presidency is highly uncertain.   

RW of course has conveniently shifted the blame onto MS, because defence and security portfolios have been taken over by the President himself. RW also calculates that if he sits tight without doing anything Muslim and Tamil votes would once again fall on his lap. It is to sabotage that eventuality the far-right is now showing its sanctimonious face to the Tamils by taking the anti-Muslim campaign to Eastern and Northern provinces. In between MS and RW, is MR who would love to see what is happening to the Muslims, because he has some old scores to settle with them after 2015. He too wants the far-right on his side in his contest for power.

The saddest thing about the far-right campaign against Muslims is the serious damage that that campaign is causing to the recovery of the economy especially after the haemorrhage it received from the Easter carnage. Historically, Muslim businessmen had been the backbone of the economy’s retail sector. The campaign to boycott Muslim shops is to destroy a substantial segment of that sector. The far-right hoodlums and their priestly and political backers do not seem to have any clue about the interconnectedness of different sectors to the overall and growth of the economy. Retail sector is connected to wholesale and external sectors, which in turn impacts trade balances, currency value, cost of living, employment and ultimately economic growth. Already, Moody has downgraded Central Bank’s growth estimate of 3.6% to 2.5%. By allowing this collateral damage to continue for the sake of political gain, yahapalana regime is in total collusion with the far-right.  Boycotting Muslim businesses is an act of self-destruction.             

Thus, with a political and religious leadership lacking vision and constructive undercut each other and deliberately unwilling to help, with an opposition watching with glee the sufferings of a whole community, and above all with a vengeful mob thirsting for blood at any cost, the Muslim community has been virtually left orphaned and living under siege. The silence of the majority in this context is more frightening than the malicious cacophony of a bloodthirsty minority. 

Given this scenario it is empty bravado and dangerous for any Muslim politician to say that his/her community is a minority locally but majority worldwide. What does that vainglorious rhetoric imply in practice? Was it meant to imply that Muslim countries from outside would come to the aid of their brethren here? That will never happen. The problem the community facing is a domestic issue and has to be solved domestically. Muslim leadership should not repeat the mistake that Tamils made earlier. That sort of braggadocio only goes to show how bankrupt Muslim leadership has come to be regarding long term solutions to recurring fissures in our plural polity.

As far as the Muslim community is concerned the solution to its current predicament lies on two fronts: internal reforms and external reach. The first is long overdue, but attempts to reform even outdated marriage customs and a masculinised Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act, to modernise madrasa education, and to stem the tide of Wahhabization etc., all with a view to arrest a self-alienating trend in the name of safeguarding identity, had been thwarted by an obscurantist religious orthodoxy acting in cahoot with opportunistic politics. Yet, to restart the campaign for internal reforms now is impossible because of the existential threat from outside. That threat has to be removed first, which can be done only by a collective effort and by reaching for assistance from outside the Muslim community.

In spite of all the difficulties and losses suffered at the hands of the Buddhist far-right one thing should be understood by all Muslims, and that is, the far-right does not represent the vast majority of Sinhala Buddhists and Sinhala Christians. Throughout history a philosophy of ‘live and let live’ had been the guiding principle of Buddhist life in Sri Lanka. Groups like Sinha Le, Bodu Bala Sena, Mahoson Balakaya and so on are the post-civil war avatar of the far-right phenomenon that emerged in 21st century West with its anti-Muslim, Islamophobic and primordial ethnic and cultural values. Whereas in the West the far-right is campaigning against Muslim immigration and spread of Islam, in this country it is a campaign to destroy Muslim businesses, impoverish the Muslim community and obliterate if possible Islam itself. Unfortunately, all major political parties see profit in supporting this campaign, some openly and others silently.  There are also in addition, anti-Muslim mercantile interests and even foreign hands that are supportive of these groups. In actual fact, if one could de-mask the face of these groups, one would see that they are truly neither Buddhist, nor democratic and not even national. Their philosophy is totally alien to the Buddhist ethos of historic Sri Lanka. 

Muslims should therefore seek assistance from alternate leadership outside their own community and outside the circle of local politicians. It is pointless to expect politicians of all hues and from every tribe to speak out in public let alone act against the growing Muslimophobia, because all of them want to make political capital out of it. However, there are compassionate and apolitical leaders in every community with whom Muslims should work with. Religious dignitaries such as Ven. Galkande Dhammananda of Walpola Rahula Institute and Archbishop Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith from the Catholic Church are shining examples of unlimited compassion and love towards every human being. Why aren’t the Muslims not seeking their assistance? Even among politicians there are some rare exceptions like Mangala Samaraweera who is prepared to challenge the Buddhist establishment when it makes un-Buddhist, communally provocative and irrational statements. There are also civil rights groups consisting mostly of Sinhalese and Tamils that are agitating for the fundamental rights of every citizen in the country. Where are the Muslims among these groups? It is of little use for Muslim politicians to meet the Mahanayakas after allowing things to deteriorate. It was the failure of these politicians and Muslim religious leadership, like the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, to foresee what was about to happen that led to the present situation. Only a collective, multi-ethnic and multi-religious alternate leadership can save not only the Muslims but also the country. As a first step to achieve that, Muslims themselves should come out with an alternate leadership that is prepared to join hands with leaders and institutions from other communities in order to save the nation and themselves. The community has to think outside the circle for solutions. The far-right is a new virus that needs a new antidote.                      

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    Why don’t these orphaned mohommedan’s accept the craziness and the stone age ideology of their racist cult and take some action to control the lunatics who say Allah Allah Rabadallah and go Kaboom?
    The cult is unable to under take any level of introspection nor accept any criticism. If the Zaharan types follow the teachings of the racist cult and then go Allah Allah Kaboom after 5 years what is there to stop the Hakeem and Sabby PC types from going Allah Allah Kaboom after another 5 years?
    Enough talk and BS it is time for the majority in this Kafir country to band together and bring in a strong leader who can clean up this crazy stone age cult. From Kuragala to Kattankudy, the time for half measures and pandering to racists need to end.
    Also it is time to get behind the national agenda of the venerable honarable Galagoda Aththey Apey Hamuduruwo (PBUH). He has been warning the country of the dangers posed by the crazy cult for years now, if the country had listened 300 innocent lives would have been saved.

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      Saurus the rotten modaya, if Islam which was brought to the world around 1700 years is stone age ideology. What about your and other religions which were brought more than 2000 years, surely those must be cave age (Apes) religions.

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        RH,
        This Saurus (lizard) is also known as Jay Chambers . He is known to visit Sri Lanka for illegal activity with children.

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      s.
      Rubbish ideas as usual; enough sarcasm?
      Finding a leader without any religious bias might be the answer but it is wishful thinking.
      This country’s foundational “PHILOSOPHY” has become “a religion” at present, and that “my friend” is the cause of the present problems. The majority community is in a state of confusion and unable to think rationally. The future seems bleak.

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    Dr Ameer Ali,
    You are probably right in assuming that “the far-right does not represent the vast majority of Sinhala Buddhists and Sinhala Christians.”. But, the Sri Lankan state by which I mean the Sri Lankan political establishment has always operated and will continue to operate on the premise that all political power should remain with the majority Sinhala Buddhist nation.Under these circumstances an overarching Sri Lankan nationalism is unlikely to emerge.
    Perhaps the best explanation for the anti-Muslim sentiments since 2014, five years after the Tamil rebellion was put down is triumphalism. The victory over the Tamils appears to have given the Sinhala Buddhist hardliners the impetus to subjugate another non-Sinhala Buddhist group and re-assert Sinhala Buddhist hegemony.

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      Ana Pararajasingham

      I agree.

      “The victory over the Tamils appears to have given the Sinhala Buddhist hardliners the impetus to subjugate another non-Sinhala Buddhist group and re-assert Sinhala Buddhist hegemony.”

      In between the Sinhala/Buddhists tested their popularity and muzzle by various petty campaigns, for example the promotion of Sinha Le identity.

      The liberals thought it was harmless clowning however it didn’t make huge tsunami yet it helped the fascists to gauge their strength and weaknesses.

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      Ana Pararajadingjam,

      Spot on.

      However, the Para-Sinhala Para-Buddhist dislike goes back further into the past, as the Para-Sinhala believes that all others are Paras, except the Para-Sinhala, in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, which is not true.

      The low mean IQ of 79, and the lies and imaginations in the Mahawansa, has certainty contributed.

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    Saurus the rotten modaya, if Islam which was brought to the world around 1700 years is stone age ideology. What about your and other religions which were brought more than 2000 years, surely those must be cave age (Apes) religions.

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      Ralli Hamid: Judaisms, christianity and Islam all have features of Buddhism. Only thing is, in the case of Islam the founder made some mistake his teachings were written on different places on walls, rocks, goat skins etc., IT was never taken from generation to generation as word of mouth (they crammed it over and over again, in the case of buddhism). In the case, of Buddhism when the Buddha is no longer there, only the teachings are the guru. In the case of Islam, Teachings can be interpreted even by Zaharan..So, the most basic problem in Islam is the lack of a teacher. Every one is a teacher. Some muslims interpret the quran in peaceful teachings and others say kill the Kaffir and have enemies too. so, this way, Islam one day sidelined as a cult that cannot be practised or doe snot suit the modern world.

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        JD THE WISE ONE, please read up about how Buddhism evolved. How Buddhism was turned upside down by the monks interpreting and adding other cultures to Buddhism

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        JD
        How does this compare with the Buddha Dharma as espoused by Gnansara, Rathana and Asgiriya?

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        J D
        Enough of your wisecracks. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the modern world. People are not fools; this is the modern world; 1400 years after the birth of the religion.
        Buddhism is a PHILOSOPHY. It’s no more. It’s practiced as a religion in SL; does the BO tree, the Buddhist worship represent “:GOD”.

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    “the pathetic state of Muslim political and religious leadership”
    When did the writer realize this?
    Is the leadership of any other nationality in an enviable state?

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    It is the muslims who killed, 300 Sinhala Catholics and Maimed 500. Even a few days ago, one injured died. You come and talk about muslim everything. Abul Razik explained how wahhabis, muslim businesses, Arabs, Religious establishments are spreading the religion. Ven. Ghanasra explains that there are three muslim houses, all funded by arabs. One house has One unemployed muslim with a large house, four wives and 28 children, Another house has five men, 20 wives and 86 children. another house one man five wives and 20 children. Money comes from arab lands. Hisbullah built a Saudi arabian Town in kathankudy, he was building a Saudi arabin university also there. There are two Tamil villages (christian Ana Pararajasingham who writes anti-sinhala crap to english websites do not want those), Rishd Bahiuddin has completed Building NAshiristhan in Wilpatthu and He was beginning one the East probably in Kuragala Area. Arab literature is full of stories that the sword was used to kill kaffirs. It is Gadhaffi who had sent Swords to muslims to be used if there is anti-muslim riots. That is how you people killed two in digana. Rishad Bathiuddin’s Wahhabi gang had imported TWO containers of Swords, Mangala was supporting illegal trades because of Commis. Zaharan had paid Rs 20 million to LAWYERS, I THINK SOME WENT TO THE MAGISTRATE TOO WHO RELEASED THE VANDALISTS WHO DESTROYED THE BUDDHA STATUE IN MAWANELLA. rANIL IS SILENT ON THOSE. I HEAR IN KATUGASTHOTA ALSO A SIMILAR THING HAPPENED AND THE GOVT IS NOT ALLOWING MEDIA TO PUBLISH IT.. iTIS NOT THE sAUDI aRABIAN GOVT, IT IS SHEIKS WHO ARE SUPPORTNG THE RELIGIONA ND THT IS THERE DUTY.
    mUSLIMS POLITICIANS HAD DONE A LOT. THEY EARNED MONEYH AND THEY SERVED THE ISLAM TOO.

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      JD,

      Yes, it was the Devil Satan following Para-Wahhabi-Salafi Tauhedis who killed, innocent Para-Sinhala Catholics ( converted by the Para-Portuguese) by Terrorism, and orphaned many children.

      Now, the Para-Sinhala Buddhists are trying to exploit that, because they do not follow Pristine Buddhism.

      According to the Hadith of Najd Wahhabi Salafies follow the Devil Satan.

      Comparing the Tripitaka to the actions of Para-Sinhala Buddhists, it becomes clear that they follow Mara and MaRa, the equivalent of the Devil, Satan,. Ask any Tamil.

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      JD Saying of M.K.Gandhi, YOUNG INDIA, 1924

      I became more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the prophet, the scrupulous regard for his pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and his own mission. These, and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every trouble.” YOUNG INDIA, 1924

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    I accept what Dr.Ameer Ali said. But it cannot be denied that root cause was the provocative activities of Rishard Badurdeen and Hisbullah from the political side. They are not matured to possess the leadership. The moment Hisbullah said that there will be blood stream running if the North and East are merged raised number of suspicions even among the Sinhalese and it is no surprise that the Tamils will join in the fray. Leave alone the Buddhist extremist who can even be won through love and compassion. Prior to the assault on Easter Sunday which has taken suddenly, , Maithripala Srisena and Mahinda Rajapakse were in the company of Rishard Badurdeen and Hisbullah & Hisbullah was given 200 acres of land to establish a University and Maithripala SriSena approved the copper industry which was owned by a Muslim.Meanwhile Zaharan was seen with Rishard Badurdeen and Hisbullah and Ranil was close to Rishard. Yet the hidden agenda od Rishard Badurdeen and Hisbullah were unknown to Srisena, Mahinda & Ranil. Even Gota was close to Rishard & Hisbullah, both of whom had direct contacts with Middle-East countries and to mention that there is a hand from the West is without any foundation.. How can these political leaders be Statesman.and seek presidential election. They are like diapers which has to be thrown out no sooner it gets dirty. When there is a cse of sterilization, coupled with fake Muslims accompanying Hindu priests and engaged in unlawful activities and the arrogance of Rishard and Hisbullah who mentioned about the running of blood-stream, surely the Buddhist priests will be provoked and compelled to say stoning the Muslims and boycott all Muslim shops. But personally I am against stoning which no religion will accept. Religion should not be mixed with politics by all means. Now the Muslims have a fear that the same fate that happened to the JVP insurgents in 1970 & 1988 might happen to them because Wahabbism is a cancer which needs eradication for which Israeli intelligence is required.

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      Mr. Ayyathurai you forgot how GOTA travelled to Israel 2012 and came up with a plan to make the minority a Goni billa that way he and his brother can eternally stay in power showing the foolish masses there’s a threat to the security of the country. Your statement about Zahran and Gota should read as he sponsoring Zahran and not just seen

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      You are correct. Amir Ali and the rest of the Muslims columnists are crying poor me or us, what have we done to anyone that no one wants us now and hate us, not even the Tamils, as we were so wonderful and behaved so well towards the Tamils. Typical of Muslim people everywhere. Blame everyone else but not themselves and their behaviour towards others, regressing into Stone Age Wahhabi/Salafist cult. Whilst the rest of the world is moving forward. Tamils have no reason to like them or even trust them, why should they? Despite speaking Tamil and being of Tamil ethnicity, they have from word go ( independence) turned against their fellow non-Muslim Tamils, in the name of Islam and an Arab origin, that hardly exists , except amongst a few hundred families partially. This does not make the Island’s Muslims nor these families Arab/Moor, they are still Tamils. For petty economic and political benefits, they denied or did not acknowledge their Tamil heritage and only claimed the minuscule amount of Arab in them, as their only origin and heritage and Islam as their sole identity and ethnicity, an identity and ethnicity not found anywhere else in the world. It is a religious and not an ethnic or racial identity. They joined every Sinhalese led government , racists and the very same Buddhist monks and organisations that are now marginalising and discriminating them , to marginalise discriminate, commit genocide, war crimes and steal the lands of the island’s Tamils. Especially in the Tamil east, where they only arrived as refugees and were given asylum by the ancestors of the very same eastern Tamils, who took pity on them, as fellow Tamils and gave them land to occupy, women to start families, when no one else wanted them. The Portuguese were killing them and the Sinhalese did not want them in their areas.

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        One Muslim politician who belonged to the Tamil Muslim Marrikar caste just like the former Indian president the late Abdul Kalam, was openly calling himself a Sinhalese Marrikar( sic ) and engaging in anti-Tamil activities, I heard his daughter in UK is continuing on her father’s path. Sinhalese Marrikars indeed! The Sinhalese Marrikar’s mother could only speak Tamil. Another Muslim minister introduced standardisation during the Srimavo regime in the 1970s, deliberately to deny Tamil students higher education. Later in the 1980s another senior Muslim Minister in the JR cabinet, whose family is of recent immigrant origin from Nagore Tamil Nadu, was organising Muslim thugs and criminals to burn, loot Tamil homes and properties and kill and rape Tamil people during the state sponsored 1983 anti-Tamil pogrom. Later at the behest of anti-Tamil racist JR, he sent thousands of Muslim thugs and criminals to Kalmunai in the east to attack Tamils and create problems between the local Tamils and Tamil Muslims living there that never existed until these thugs arrived from Colombo. During the war with the LTTE, many Tamil Muslim youth in the east, were joining the LTTE, the Muslim politicians and the government did not like this, so they started to heavily arm Muslim home guards in the east on the pretext to safeguard Muslims from the LTTE, when the LTTE never even bothered with them. It was the other around, these heavily armed Muslim home guards started to brutally attack Tamil Hindu villages, burn, loot, kill, and destroy Hindu temples. Many ancient 100% Tamil Hindu villages were attacked in this manner and many Tamils were locked inside the Hindu temple and burnt alive.

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          Lots of these villages are in the Amparai and parts of Batticaloa. This was a deliberate ploy to ethnically cleanse Hindu Tamils and steal their lands with state protection and impunity that is still going on. Now many of these ancient Tamil villages have become a no go area for the Tamils and the displaced Hindu Tamils are still not allowed to return to their villages. They have all been converted to 100% Muslim villages and the temples converted to Mosques or beef stalls. The Kattankudi area and the main mosque was and is still a hotbed of this Islamic extremism and was one of the main centres for these Muslim Home guards. They used to store their arms inside the mosque premised and before they attack a neighbouring Tamil Hindu village, they used to come to collect their arms and pray, before attacking the village full of Hindu Tamil Kaffirs. This is the reason that the LTTE under Karuna attacked this mosque, as they knew this mosque was the centre of Tamil Hindu ethnic cleansing activities. This truth was never published. Now everyone is getting to know what Kattankudi from where Dr; Amir Hails and the main mosque up to. Tamil people were ethnically cleansed from the Katrankudi and the surrounding areas, in the 1980s. Loud speakers from the local mosques loudly started to urge the local Muslims to get rid of the local Tamil Hindus from the area, as they do not belong. The Hindu Tamils and the Tamilised Hindu Vedda are the indigenous and original people of the land but now they do not belong but these ungrateful immigrant South Indian origin fake Arab refugee Muslims who were given refuge by the same Tamils now belong but not the Tamils.

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            The local Muslim men heeded to this call and with the help of the Sinhalese police they rounded up and chased away all the Tamils from the area and the ancient Hindu temple was deliberately converted to a meat stall. When the LTTE caught the miniscule Muslim population of around 60000 in a sea of Tamil Hindus and Christians in the north, spying for the Sinhalese armed forces and storing arms in their mosques, they did not want a repeat of what happened to the Tamil population down south and in the east especially to happen in the north, so did not harm them but asked them to leave. They did not want a heavily armed fifth column speaking the same language and dialect as the local Tamils to act as spies and fight for the Sinhalese armed forces in the name of Islam against the Tamils. Their numbers may have been minimal but they were a sizeable minority in the Mannar district, heavily armed and joining with the Sinhalese armed forces, they could have created havoc. This was a very good tactical move the LTTE to remove a hostile population from the area of conflict. Even nations do this during war, and call them enemy aliens. Sadly for Hindu and Christian Tamils (both Indigenous and Indian origin) Muslim Tamils by their actions are now perceived as enemy aliens who want to destroy them in the name of Islam and an imagined Arab origin.

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              The Muslims have done nothing to dispel this fear and suspicion amongst us but by their recent actions and utterances especially from nasty extremist, power hungry, immature, brash Muslim politicians like Rishard, Hezbullah, have only increased this fear and suspicion. The recent unfair stand by the Muslims regarding the upgrading of the Separate Secretariat and division of Tamil North Kalmunai , with many Muslims stating that the east belongs to them only and not to the Tamils who had lived and ruled the east for thousands of years but only to the Muslims who only arrived in the east , as few centuries ago , as refugees and are now living there thanks to the Tamils. Has also increased this well founded suspicion that the Muslims want to steal the east from its actual Tamil owners, with the help of the Sinhalese establishment and Gulf Arab funds to create a Salafist/Wahhabi Arabised Caliphate. The history of the east, has always been Tamil Hindu or Tamil Buddhist. Never anything else and definitely not Arab Wahhabi /Salafist or Islamic. People who arrived in the east as refugees are now concocting history in order to claim the land from its owners , when they have no legal or historical claim. They can live in peace and harmony with its Hindu Tamil owners and have self-rule for their majority areas but have no right to deny the eastern Tamils their lands and rights.

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      A Rajasingham,

      Wahhabism is a Satanic Faith Prophet Mohamed predicated presciently 1,400 years ago. Read the Hadith of Najd, The Wahhabies have taken over Arabia, in the Name of the Devil . They attack Sufi Muslims and Christians, because they love God.

      Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhism “ is a Mara (Satanic) Ideology, that was there for quite sometime.
      Ask any Tamil. The cause of the separatist war. Why there are hardly any Tamil Buddhists in Sri Lanka? Sinhala Buddhism is not Buddhism. .Read the Book , Buddhism Betrayed by Harvard Professor printed in 1995.

      The Jews,(Israelis,)the Christians claim killed their God, Jesus, manipulated by the cunning Christian writers not to blame the Romans. It was the Christians, who killed 6 million Jews, Hitler, Mussolini and Franco were Catholics, who supported those dictators. Late in 70 CE, the Romans destroyed Jerusalem’s Temple and expelled the Jews.

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    Muslims are very deviously cunning becuse of their religion. Some how what AMeer ali says, waht muslim politicians are doing all Mad’Rati and Taqiyya. The worst Hyenas are Sinhala politicians. Two JVP insurrections or violence finished. Tamils had it for 30 years. Now Muslims have begun. It is the Sinhalas who faced all those. Tamils with the help of the West began to destroy the whole system. They wanted so many things changed in the tri-forces. Now, muslims they kiled in one big massacre. Now, they are trying earn sympathy by lieing and continue the Islamization of Srilanka. In that sense, PSC was a great help because people find how cruel Muslims were. On the other hand, we should not forget some muslims are very peaceful and they helped a lot to over come this problem. but it is not the Islamic scholars, Maulavis, Imams, clerics, businessmen and definitely not by Muslim politicians. they are responsible for the problem. Even Zaharan and Abdul Razhik are muslim Imams.

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    Now, I understand even the Mohammedans can be dirty Swine when it comes to the Truth. It is all Madrati and Taqiyya.

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      JD- Pope John Paul II

      the religiosity of Muslims deserves respect. It is impossible not to admire, for example, their fidelity to prayer. The image of believers in Allah who, without caring about time or place, fall to their knees and immerse themselves in prayer remains a model for all those who invoke the true God, in particular for those Christians who, having deserted their magnificent cathedrals, pray only a little or not at all.” – Pope John Paul II

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        rbh, I find it possible not to admire……they are brainwashed fools driven by fear, guilt and hope much like the Christians.

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          Rbh and Vern,

          What do the opium addicts do? Worship opium?

          Just look st the Para-Sinhala Buddhism, the Para- Monks, all addicted to opium, Para-Sinhala Buddhism.

          “Religion is the opium of the masses” – Philosopher (lover of wisdom) Karl Marx. Was he spot on?

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      JD WHAT THE HECK AREBYOU TALKING DRUNK ALREADY DURING THE DAY

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    Amir Ali, can you explain how Muslims can find alternative leadership from the community, it’s easier said than done

    As you rightly mentioned, the Muslim community is totally impoverished, 99% of the state jobs are given to the majority community, same with samurdi benefits, land ownership for landless people, housing for poor people etc

    All the state cooperative banks and finance facilities for SME’s is 99% given to the majority community

    You can hardly get job in a private organization unless you’re are from a good school, but getting a good school is also one in a million chance because Muslims are not given equal opportunities here as well

    So they just focus on self employment or do some business to sustain them, so now the majority can’t this as well

    Now madrasa is a convenient let off for the government as well, because if not the state has to fund their education, pay the teachers, buildings furniture etc, and after that jobs when they become adults, and with madrasa’s the state doesn’t have to do anything and it doesn’t cost a thing.

    In economic terms of you actually see, the majority community is an expenditure as the government has to provide them with everything where as with the Muslims it’s the other way around, no cost to the state because of the them, the government gets oil at concessionary rates,? long credit period, lots of aids, in fact Islamic countries are the biggest donors to Sri Lanka in 2017, loans without strings attached unlike China and others and market access and employment opportunities for the people, when you really look at it, the Muslims are a resource to this country

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      Concerned citizen: What did Hisbullah and Rishad bathiuddin do with the money they got. It is not just few million ruppees. they got billions from Arabi Shiks who wanted to spread the Religion and go to the almighty. Those people who were chased out from Mannar did not stay until Rishad Bathiuddin settles them back in Mannar. so, thsoe people sold those lands to Tamils and Bahiuddin bought some of those lands and People say now he is a 3000 acre rich Land OWener. His whole family has lands all over the island.
      Muslims Bull$hit, Even Abdul Razhik, Zaharan made they themselves rich but Zaharan was unlucky to live. In his next life he will be a Buddhist and he is ashamed to go the wholeness as he was disobeying the Almighty. Now Zaharan doe snot have wife and children, 72 year old virgin and nothing.
      there are over 900 Madrasas-es and Sheikhs from oil rich countries fund those. They do not teach the same Quran.

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    Look Amir Ali the Sinhalese if they want to can have any organization they want whetehr it is Bodu Bala SEna Sinhale or Mahason Balakaya. That is none of your bloody business . MInd your own businessand wait

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    The reader should note that despite the lament about Moslem leadership or lack thereof, the Lankan Moslems are thoroughly unified and radicalized and only a concerted program to detoxify, incarcerate, and imposing of long-term jail sentences can get these Jihadi fanatics to come to their senses. China has shown the way with the way they crushed Uighur Moslems. Using advanced technology (facial recognition, dynamic databasing for data including DNA), around the clock tracking of movements, demolishing mosques, etc. they have totally crushed Uighur Moslem fanaticism. Uighurs are in very long-term incarcerations and some may never see the light of day again.

    This is the only way forward. The devil Zaran lives in the heart of each and every radical Moslem in Lanka and that runs into millions, probably over 80% of the community. Barbaric, cannibalistic feasts and rituals are envisioned by them as totally acceptable and hence the Easter Sunday bombings. They have quietly made martyrs out of the bombers. They always needed local martyrs and now they have them. Ceaseless, relentless, unforgiving barbarism, poisoning of food, water, unethical commercial Jihad are all in the cards for Lankan Kaffir Buddhists, Christians and Hindus along with deadly Taqqia deception which includes bribing corrupt politicians. This is a grave situation because Moslems are meanwhile breeding like vermin, and today the age group under 10 are overwhelmingly Moslems in Lanka. By 2030 Lanka will fall to Islam. There is no time to lose.

    A war for survival must be launched by all Lankan Kaffirs, a war unto death. Nothing else can stem the tide of barbarism of Easter Sunday.

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    I don’t believe Muslims are helpless. Mullas and Community leaders are not guiding them in proper prayer. Modern day Muslims have no trust in Allah or not concentrating while praying.
    An unbeliver can never harm a true Muslim.

    Soma

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      Soma you do write some rubbish sometimes don’t you? You say ‘An unbeliever can never harm a true Muslim’. Do you think that those hundreds of Muslims who were praying in their mosques when the LTTE massacred them were not true Muslims?

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        I repeat an unbeliever can never harm a true Muslim. A true Muslim is one who has faith in Allah.

        Soma

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      somass

      “Mullas and Community leaders are not guiding them in proper prayer.”

      So there isn’t much difference between the saffron clad Sinhala/Buddhists and the Mullahs then.

      “An unbeliver can never harm a true Muslim.”

      Well said soma, there’s a first time for everything. You are doing well.
      When are you going to start abolishing Chapter II of the constitution and what are you waiting for?

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    Jay Chambers, a certain Muslim has still to explain this event. 9 pm in the night of the day of the Batticaloa bombing. In a near empty hotel a few km from the scene of the attack, he meets three Saudis. https://www.facebook.com/oammanews/videos/697322124035204/?t=149

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    The statement “Muslim professionals and businessmen, the entire community fell under siege with no one to turn for help. Regrettably, with encouragement from sections of the Buddhist clergy, even elements from the Tamil community from the Eastern Province have joined the fray” is correct, but it is the Muslim hotheads who drove the Tamils into the hands of the rabid Sinhala – Buddhists.
    The objection of the Muslims to the upgrading of the Kalmunai North Pradesh Sabha is totally without merit. The Kalmunai Municipal Council is dominated by the Muslims and that is fine. Here again, the Muslims of Sainthamaruthu broke away from the Kalmunai MC and created their own Pradesh Sabha.
    When this is the situation why on earth the Muslims of Kalmunai south is protesting against the upgrading of Kalmunai North Pradesh Sabha where the Tamils are in a majority. Muslims cannot have the cake and eat the cake. Or heads we win but tail you lose logic!
    The TNA is unpopular with the Tamils in the eastern province for conceding the Chief Minister post to the SLMC which had 7 seats as against 11 seats held by the TNA. The magnanimity shown by the Tamils has not been reciprocated by Muslim politicians.
    Take MLAM Hizbullah. He bragged that using his powers as District Development Minister of Batticaloa district, he demolished the Kali Koil temple at Ooddumavadi and used the land to build meat stalls for Muslims. Earlier Tamils living in Oodamavadi were chased away by Muslims and now Ooddamavadi is a 100% Muslim village like hundreds of others.

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    Then in the parliament, Hizbullah made an extremely provocative speech declaring that there will be a bloodbath (rivers of blood flowing) if the Eastern and Northern provinces are amalgamated. Of course, the Muslims are at liberty to oppose amalgamation, but should Hizbullah make a threat in the parliament? Hizbullah is simply unstoppable. These days he is boasting east is no more the homeland of the Tamils. It is the homeland of the Muslims because they are in the majority in the east. It reminds one of the stories of the Arab and the camel.
    Now many Muslims cite the Kaatankudy Mosque massacre of 147 Muslim worshippers by the LTTE on 3rd August 1990. But the same Muslims conveniently forget the massacre of thousands of Tamils in the east by the Muslim Home Guards ably aided and abetted by the Sinhalese army. The Kaatankudy attack was a retaliatory attack to avenge the deaths of innocent Tamils at the hands of the Muslim Home Guards and the army.
    Islam is not a religion, but it is a full-fledged political and economic system Islam is incompatible with democracy and modernity. Some Muslim countries have banned TVs, radios, cinemas, music, dance reflecting Arab culture during the time of Prophet Muhammad. The Muslims are told that they should not obey man-made laws. but only God’s laws.
    The BJP government of India is bringing a law that nullifies the Muslim law for divorce. A Muslim can get rid of his wife merely by citing talaq three times in the presence of two witnesses! Islam treats women less than equal to men. Even the place of worship is separate for Muslim women. Or there is no mosque for Muslim women at all. If the Quran is God’s word then there is something wrong somewhere.

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    Dear ( High Cast) SSS!

    I’m disappointed by reading your lengthy article, portioned to few comments. I did not realize that Tamils and Sinhalese have been so dumb for centuries as the Muslims have deceived them left, right and centre, until I read your comments.

    So you accept that you’re dumb people and not capable of fully understanding our capacity in cheating and deceiving tactics from tearoom business men to ministers. You dump Tamils( High cast, low cast and 1000 many casts in between) listen carefully, do you want to have your dream “Tamil Ealam” at our expenses? Then let the peace loving( Buddhist Terrorists) Athuralia Ratna and Gnanasara to behave as they behave now.

    Mr. SSS, we don’t cry for love and mercy from dumb lot. What we cry for is your common sense to be used properly, if you have one.

    Mr. SSS , keep in mind Sri Lanka is our as it’s Gnanasara’s and SSS’s. No one has right to chase us out of our mother land.

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