18 September, 2019

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Pampering Racist Hooliganism; Recipe For Disaster

By Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

There is deep disbelief and disappointment amongst people of all communities that President Maithripala Sirisena invited BBS General Secretary Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thera for the heads of religious leaders meeting he summoned on 6 December 2016.

Some described this as an insult to religious heads.

This was due to allegations of violence, inciting Sinhalese against Muslims with false allegations, threat he poses to communal harmony and peace, his repeated despicable public statements insulting Islam and other such lawless provocations threatening to create a July 83 type ethnic conflict.

Rather than honoring and pampering, it is time the government fulfils its election pledge to restore law and order, virtually collapsed during Rajapaksa regime, and bring to book racist threatening to turn the country into a killing field.Gotabhaya with BBS

The government cannot afford to be soft on these racists, suspected to have been used by political forces trying to topple the government and serving their foreign masters’ conspiracy against Muslims

These mercenaries have nothing to do with Buddhism and Sinhalese. They do not represent the mainstream Sinhalese Buddhists. Most people dismiss them as liability harming the image of Buddhism and mainstream Sinhalese.

By using worst form of derogatory language to humiliate Muslims, they had stooped to the lowest of moral depth in their drive to poison Sinhalese minds against Muslims. In doing so they have betrayed their claim to represent or safeguard Buddhism. Their lawlessness has reached such low that they even dismiss court order causing crippling demoralizing effect on peace loving people.
They claim that Muslims threaten Sinhalese and Buddhism. Throughout their more than 1000 year long history Muslims remained great asset to this country. During the Portuguese, Dutch and British imperial powers Muslims were hand in glove with Sinhalese kings defending the country. They were finance, trade, health and defense advisors.

It was their unstinted support expedited the country’s independence in February 1948. Racists who shout at rooftops have forgotten that it was the Muslims’ sufferings and sacrifices prevented the breakup of the country during the LTTE war.

Where were these so called champions of Sinhalese and Buddhism then?

Muslims ignored by successive governments and betrayed by their politicians do have immense burning problems. However they, as the most peaceful of the three communities, always seek peaceful solutions.

Their attacks on Islam, Allah, beloved Prophet Muhammad ( PBUH)and the community as whole show they have brought to the island the ongoing global Zionist Jewish conspiracy against Islam and Muslims implemented by United States, Britain, France and even Russia.

Many suspect that Israel and bankrupt politicians are behind the Sinhala racist mayhem against Muslims.

The agenda of Israel, god fathers of terrorism in the Middle East and beyond, has been to demonize Islam and destroy Muslim countries and slaughter innocent Muslims as they have done and , still doing, in the Middle East and beyond, since the collapse of former Soviet Union in 1989.

The agenda of Sinhala racist mercenaries remain the same. It appears as they claimed openly they too want Muslim blood and flesh as their comrades in Myanmar, led by so called Monk Wirathu, described as face of Buddhist Terror by TIME magazine, doing to Muslim there.

As it is Sinhalese and Muslims do not have any major issue straining their relations .There is hardly an issue which could not be sorted out by peaceful means unless racist politicians try to exploit such issues.

They also claim sole ownership to the island as if they were given title deeds of ownership by Prince Vijaya and Kuveni. They dismiss and threaten the others as non-entities. They also claim ownership to every mountain, every river, every valley and every rock except the air which they can’t prevent Muslims from breathing. They have miserably failed to learn any lesson even from recent history.

They were not talking about spreading the message of Buddhism or demanding the ban of liquor industry, gambling, prostitution and other such social evils. Instead they were only hell bent on attacking mosques. They know nothing about Islam, its peaceful message or about the Island’s Muslims.

Mainstream media, especially Sinhala language and certain section of English language, give wide publicity to their anti-Muslim slogans distorting Islam and demonizing Muslims as it has been happening in the West. These media sell outs never think of the damage they were causing to the overall communal harmony. As a result tension began to rise between the two communities.
During the Rajapaksa regime a new period of honeymoon began with Israel- sworn enemy of Islam and Muslims .It was during this period, during the first half of this decade, there emerged Sinhala racist groups. They had the full backing of the Rajapaksa regime.

As part of this warming up ties, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, ministers and top officials visited Israel.

It was around this time that racist outfit Bodu Bala Sena held a function attended by then defense Secretary Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa to open an office in Galle at a building gifted by a German Jew who was also present during the function.

Now the question is why should a German Jew gift a building to a racist outfit and not to those genuinely involved in promoting Buddhism? What do the German Jew wanted in return? Certainly Muslim blood!

During the Rajapaksa government mosques were attacked all over the island. Muslim business establishments were burnt. Muslim businessmen were kidnapped and even killed. Then came the “Grease Yakka” mayhem attacking Muslim women while Muslim men were at prayer in mosques during the Holy Month of Ramadhan. They had the full backing of Rajapaksa regime.

There were more than 375 such incidents.This hooliganism continued until the organized attacks on Muslims at Alluthgama, Beruwala and Dharga Town burning Muslim owned houses, looting their valuable and even killing. These crimes were committed during curfew hours and the perpetrators remain free to date.

The two- Zionist Jews and Sinhala racists- have a common agenda. That is their hatred towards Muslims.

With the change of government on 8 January 2015 racists almost went underground while the UNP led government, continuing Rajapaksa policy, opened flood gates of good will to Israel which entered the country to implement its evil designs.

This was not unexpected as Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been a strong supporter of America and Israel. His indifference to Muslim world is common knowledge. Relations between Sri Lanka and Israel began to flourish under the new government as never before .There were even reports that they were brainwashing and training people, under the guise of agricultural training, to continue their conspiracies against the Island’s Muslims. This continues because most people in Sri Lanka, from politicians to journalists and others, do not know the Zionist history, their criminal background and global agenda.

The government came with the slogan of enforcing law and order and bring to book those committed serious crime, large scale corruption, plundered nation’s wealth and destroyed overall administration including judiciary. Almost two years later today it failed to fulfill its pledges and many people accused of various crimes remain free and allowed travel about.

It was under such circumstance these very same racists began raising their ugly heads again threatening to wipe out Muslims and ridicule Islam in worst form of language.

Today they managed to build up a hostile environment towards Muslims. Like most of its promises government’s promise to ban hate speech too has not seen the light of the day enabling racists to run riot in the country.

Today they openly criticize the government and even Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe made a mockery of himself when he vowed to deal with them. Within 24 hours these racist went on demonstration in Kandy with slogans of hatred demonstrating their scant respect to the law.

Most Sinhalese in affected areas during attacks on Muslims during Rajapaksa regime pointed out that all the attackers were brought in from outside and they were not people of the area. This was true even in the case of attacks on Muslims in Dam bulla, Beruwala, Aluthgama, Dharga Town and all other places.

Perhaps they have their killer squads ready. They are provoking Muslims to respond so that they can unleash violence against Muslims and please their local masters who are, perhaps, using these racists to topple the government and their foreign masters who wanted to attack Muslims and weaken them as part of their global agenda.

These racists are not bothered about the consequences. Former diplomat and columnist Izath Hussain has warned of the unpredictable consequence in the event of an attack on Muslims. Under the circumstance it is left to the government to enforce the law and save the country before it is too late.

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  • 13
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    Which muslim country in the world has established a minister for religious affairs for other religions ?

    YOu muslims want to man handle Sri lanka and Talk about a monk who is exposing how you muslims and Christians behave.

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      The real issue started with Pampering of the yellow robes going back to SWRD’s prime ministerial time. The racist hooligans exploited this pampering and protection of men in yellow robes and started to adorn the yellow robe.

      The govt, the police and law & order are powerless to confront theses hooligans masquerading as Men in Yellow Robes.

      The yellow robe has lost its respect even among the Sinhala Buddhist. At one time those who adorn the yellow robes were revered as holders and protectors of Buddhist faith.

      Now majority of them are thugs and have a free hand to do what ever they like.

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        Muslims do not steal from Buddhists. Muslims do not stone temples. Muslims do not attack Sinhalese.
        Problems are Muslim females wear Abaya. Muslims do not take alcohol…….

        There were Sinhalese youth uprising. Tamil youth uprising in different periods. But Muslims have been historically peaceful.

        ‘You Muslims want to man handle Sri lanka’ Why can’t you be specific. Generally any body can say any thing.

        THE MAIN PROBLEM IS THAT MUSLIMS DO NOT WASTE THEIR MONEY ON ALCOHOL.INSTEAD, THEY SPENT THE MONEY ON FOOD, CLOTHE, HOUSING ETC. THEY CAN ALSO AFFORD TO HAVE MORE CHILDREN.These are happening lawfully and legally.

        There is a court and legal system in Sri Lanka. If Muslims violate the law any body can go to courts without shouting corner to corner in the streets and in social media.

        Come on Jim, come out with your specific charge sheet against Muslims. I I challenge you.

        People like Jim may be jealous about it.

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          I don’t agree with these Buddhists monks and they should be ignored but not pampered by the politicans,even be locked up if they cause community and racial harmony.
          I am also concerned about the Muslims getting detached from other non Muslims with their new found culture that is beiong spread by the Gulf states.
          Signs are no good for communal harmony where the Muslims in the island are practising the religion in a way that we have never seen 2 decades ago. We see many burkas and head covering that we have never seen before and they, judging by my one time Muslim friends that we have grown together have detached from us.
          This is a cause for concern.
          Muslims are so despised in the west and they are too stupid and thick notice it.
          When their prophet clearly advocated peace and harmony among all, but they refer very conveniently to misquote him to create mischief.
          To day they use their extreme belief to accuse the secular governor of Jakarta of Blasphemy and to even kill him. This is not the way to submit one to God and not Islamic. Muslims must make note the anger around them and the vultures of Buddhism must make note of the damage they are bringing to that noble faith.

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        Rajash

        “The real issue started with Pampering of the yellow robes going back to SWRD’s prime ministerial time.”

        The real issue goes much deeper than SWRD.

        If you have access please read two important articles by the renowned anthropologist Prof Gananath Obeysekere:

        Personal Identity and Cultural Crisis The Case of Anagarika Dharmapala of Sri Lanka, published in

        The Biographical Process, Studies in the History and Psychology of Religion Edited by Frank E Reynolds and Donald Capps
        (1976? or 1978 ?)

        The Origins and Institutionalisation of Political Violence in
        Sri Lanka in Change and Crisis Edited by James Manor (1984).

        These two articles may shed some light into the growing crisis since 1910s.

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          Thanks for the pointer I will

    • 7
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      Muslims do not steal from Buddhists. Muslims do not stone temples. Muslims do not attack Sinhalese.
      Problems are Muslim females wear Abaya. Muslims do not take alcohol…….

      There were Sinhalese youth uprising. Tamil youth uprising in different periods. But Muslims have been historically peaceful.

      ‘You Muslims want to man handle Sri lanka’ Why can’t you be specific. Generally any body can say any thing.

      THE MAIN PROBLEM IS THAT MUSLIMS DO NOT WASTE THEIR MONEY ON ALCOHOL.INSTEAD, THEY SPENT THE MONEY ON FOOD, CLOTHE, HOUSING ETC. THEY CAN ALSO AFFORD TO HAVE MORE CHILDREN.These are happening lawfully and legally.

      There is a court and legal system in Sri Lanka. If Muslims violate the law any body can go to courts without shouting corner to corner in the streets and in social media.

      Come on Jim, come out with your specific charge sheet against Muslims. I I challenge you.

      People like Jim may be jealous about it.

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        Sinhalese Buddhists say “I do not drink alcohol ” everyday. But at least 75% men do. Do Lankan Muslims do this pledge everyday, May be not, I don’t know. They must have that pledge in front of their God at least once. Anyway, 90% to 95% Muslims do not drink alcohol and do not gamble. SBs vow “do not kill animals, birds” everyday. then they pay somebody else to kill fish & birds and eat them. eat bird eggs,
        Basically SB have no will power to adhere to their daily vows.. Or they don’t respect their religion….. so they envy Muslims ..

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          “”Anyway, 90% to 95% Muslims do not drink alcohol and do not gamble.””

          And the SL bookmakers were muslims and even now they love the casino’s – from the kings of saudi to the common punter.

          “Basically SB have no will power to adhere to their daily vows.. Or they don’t respect their religion….. so they envy Muslims .. “”
          that is exactly why the SB’s override the stupid tamils and muslims.

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          AVB:

          When you become a martyr, Buddha is not there to offer a 72 year old virgin if you don’t drink.

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        “Muslims do not steal from Buddhists”

        Say majority Muslims

        So do the Buddhists don’t steal from others.

        “Muslims do not stone temples”

        So do the Buddhists unless it’s been for tit for tat.

        There have been instances (eg- attack on Kandy Perahara) but need not highlight here, minor incidents should not be given serious attention.

        “Muslims do not attack Sinhalese”

        May be because they are a minority

        So they may attack and try to win the sympathy (of international community).

        Problems are Muslim women wear abaya

        Mm I should say yes; it’s anti-social as it goes to the extent of withdrawing Muslim women from society; It’s women that communicate love, kindness and compassion in any community. Muslims close their women but enjoy love from other communities(this is world wide).

        And it is unpleasant seeing any kind of discrimination, naturally women go for fashion and beauty; unless they are not women.

        Women should be seen as women so let them be fashionable and spread love beyond limits and enjoy freedom.

        It’s religious extremism that makes Muslim women suffer or letting them live in fools paradise.

        “Muslims do not take alcohol”

        But they deal in alcohol and other dangerous drugs.

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          Hundreds of mosques have been attacked in this country. Even pig flash and blood thrown in to a mosque. But NOT a single reported case of stoning a temple by Muslims.Any body can see some UN reports for proof.
          Muslim women wear Abaya ON THEIR OWN WILL TO PROTECT FROM VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. Also Islam is a way of life.Any Muslim adult woman won’t wear short gown.
          If Muslims demand that Buddhist and other non Muslim woman to wear abaya, than there is a case for a quarrel or dispute. You can mind your business. You don’t have to worry about the rights of Muslim Woman.It is the fundamental right of every Muslim woman to cover their bodies. Covering the body is a reflection of progressive civilization. Primitive men and women did not wear anything. Later they covered with leaves. Then cloth covering below waist….and this continued. Are we want to go back or go forward
          Isolated incidents of drugs and alcohol among Muslims is not a reflection of the majority. Muslims cannot follow Islam according to the dictates of some one else.Muslim do not want to harm any one. But others cannot watch and wait how Muslims are living. This is how problems are arising for Muslims all over the world.Islam is fastest growing religion in west not by sword but by attraction of the way of life. Even so called super powers won’t be able to halt this since this is happening lawfully and legally.
          ISIS is an enemy of Muslims. Their story will be over very soon. Russia and other western countries have already started the last rites for them.

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        Finally the “Patriot” (DJ?) turning a new leaf? Or is that for show only as MR suggested in the Al Jazeera interview?

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      Govt should introduce harder laws to arrest anyone who use all the last filthy sinhala langauge when addressing or making public statements.

      These the kind of laws are in action in Germany, Italy or any other countries, why not in Srilanka.

      I undrestand most living inteh country are even far beyond civilized levels, how can the govt bring new laws ? Then they have to put everyone in cages.

      This country is taken to all low levels as nothing can heal them.

      God bless Srilanka.

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        Simon De Silva

        “Govt should introduce harder laws to arrest anyone who use all the last filthy sinhala langauge when addressing or making public statements. “

        Those words belong to the New Sinhala “Buddhism”. They are becoming part and parcel of the New Oirith and New Bana, called Reformed “Sinhala” Buddhism, in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, occupied by the Para-Sinhala, who claim to follow Pristine Buddhism.

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        Simon De Silva

        “God bless Srilanka.”

        God only blesses USA. Don’t ask the Americans to share the god with rest of the world.

        God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Therefore you cannot claim a share of God from the Christians.

        Allah revealed Qur’an to Mohamed (peace be upon him) through ruhGabriel, hence Allah belongs to him and him alone. Don’t ask Muslims to share their Allah with rest of the people unless of course you are willing to convert.

        Forget the Hindus, they have millions of gods. Which god said what to whom is still being hotly debated. It would be a tedious exercise all of them on record. You are free to create or chose your own god. How convenient.

        Many Sinhala/Buddhists believe Buddha is the God. The refvised Buddha’s teaching was revealed to them through Mahanama. By the way Buddha also told them Sinhala/Buddhism will remain in this island for 5,000 years.

        Jews of course are the chosen people.

        Whose god are you talking about?

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      who is the western guy in full suit and tie behind Ganasara?
      Is he the Norwegian fund riser of BBS?

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      jim softy dimwit

      “YOu muslims want to man handle Sri lanka and Talk about a monk who is exposing how you muslims and Christians behave.”

      You are right, a mad monk of Dambulla exposed his tiny willy to the people (men, women, and children) who were gathered to witness the destruction of a Mosque.

      Please search youtube for further entertainment. Were you the saffron clad flasher?

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        Dumb NAtive Veddo:

        At the beginning there wer no mosques or churches in Sri lanka.

        Why there are no buddhist Temples in Maldive Island or in Saudi Arabia ?

        Are the muslims the same people when they have the upper hand ?

        I think Westerners are the best. they are honest to conscenece and know what to do. WISH THEM THE BEST.

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          jim softy Dimwit

          “Why there are no buddhist Temples in Maldive Island or in Saudi Arabia ?”

          The Theravadists were lazy to spread the awakened one’s pristine teachings to Middle East.

          The Sinhala/Buddists didn’t live by example in Maldives hence the death of Buddhism in those islands.

          Read the article :

          The Pre-Islamic Archaeology of the Maldive Islands
          Andrew D.W. Forbes

          The Sinhala/Buddhists have been active in erasing all those cultural heritage of others in this island. So have the Islamist in Maldive.

          What were the religion practiced in this island 2300 years ago?

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          Why not? There are enough temples in Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan Bangladesh and so on. Don’t be biased. Islam is not spreading by force. It is happening legally and lawfully. You cannot halt it unlawfully and by force.
          The way you and some of your monks are behaving, people definitely run far away from Buddhism and become extinct very soon.

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      Absolutely stupid question!!!
      Please can you tell us what you mean by Muslims wanting to manhandle Sri Lanka. BULLSHIT.
      We do not need a Ministry of Muslim Affairs, and an idiot manning it because we Muslims know our religion and
      practice it without priests and monks. Everyone of us can conduct prayers and attend to religious matters.
      Could you please say what is bad in our behaviour in general. Why pick on Christians too.
      You are a cowardly Sinhala Buddhist parading under this name and you have to make a silly comment on everything.We Muslims are law abiding and because of their success in business, Jims and Joes are jealous.
      We had an uncalled for war, because of the racist policies of A Banda’ who was in a hurry to become PM.
      He used the monks to come to power and in the end ,he was killed by a monk, who before he hanged became a
      Christian. The irony is in Banda born Christian ,converted to Buddhism for political gain.,and he was killed by a
      born Buddhist, who went to the gallows as a Christian.to get to Heaven.

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        AYMAN

        “We do not need a Ministry of Muslim Affairs, and an idiot manning it because we Muslims know our religion and
        practice it without priests and monks. Everyone of us can conduct prayers and attend to religious matters.”

        The History and data is contrary to this statement.

        The Wahhabi’s, Salafies, Tauhidis, ISIS, Taliban and clones want to kill the Sufis, Shia’s etc. claiming that they are not Muslims.

        Why We Believe in Gods – Andy Thomson – American Atheists 09

        Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science

        Uploaded on Apr 23, 2009
        Andy Thomson gives his talk titled ‘Why We Believe in Gods’ at the American Atheist 2009 convention in Atlanta, Georgia.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iMmvu9eMrg&t=757s

    • 2
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      Jim is having fun… He is probably Muslim and just feeling our pulses… lol… But seriously, this ‘hate speech thingy’ is getting out of hand and for sure, there is much bigger and stupider than that venereal Gnanabullshitter of the BBS and their kin, this man must be taken in asap… and hopefully, hung by his testicles for us all to see… yuk…

    • 3
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      you are absolutely an idiot.

      Go to the countries and get the facts as they are.

      You have no whatso ever right to attack the minorities this way.

      We the buddhists dont have the views of the kind you are used to add this way.

      Just because you guys have some other problems with your person, you abuse the miniorities. Have you check by PSCHOLOGIST or psychitrists.

      Buddha has never attacked the others the way you the born idiots calling self buddhist, but behaving totally different.

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  • 16
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    what a laughable article, all very innocent Muslims? don’t lie about your systematic take over, don’t lie about your hidden games , the 100 year plan.. we are not fools to fall in to your big quantum theories about reconciliation.

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    “There is deep disbelief and disappointment amongst people of all communities that President Maithripala Sirisena invited BBS General Secretary Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thera for the heads of religious leaders meeting he summoned on 6 December 2016.”

    I am sorry to differ Mr Farook. There couldn’t have been disbelief, or disappointment; for, we have come to know that His Excellency President Mathripala Sirisena is mentally retarded.

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      I beg to differ “Funloer”.. Nothing wrong with Sirisena, he is a typical SB politician…..
      Isn’t it obvious that, it is WE who are mentally retarded… we believed Sirisena after 45 years as SB politician suddenly change completely and save the country..

  • 16
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    “Many suspect that Israel and bankrupt politicians are behind the Sinhala racist mayhem against Muslims.”

    Last week the old man Izeth Hussain said that the LTTE rump was behind the BBS.
    “Could the LTTE be the hidden paw behind the anti-Muslim campaign “
    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/anti-muslim-campaign-again-why/

    You guys need to first come to an agreement whom to blame ha ha ha

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    people all around the world hate muslims and islam without any doubt. there should be a fair reason for that.

    lathhef, i think you are old enough to understand that. so stop blaming sinhalese and look at your own. you muslim minority should learn to co-exist with the majority without trying to be the majority.

    patience of sinhalese will not last forever…

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      Muslim patience will ALSO NOT LAST FOREVER , remember !

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        tell that to Israel and see

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      Barking “Ballah”,
      The “world hate muslims” is a propaganda by cowards like you, who fear muslim domination.

      It is none other than you “Sinhala Buddhist” should learn to co-exist with other minorities without being arrogant, ignorant and dumb-ass morons. It is you the sinhala buddhist attacked the tamils and now you are targeting muslims and christians. It clearly shows how racists you Busshist are. For your information, there is no majority or minority, it is that we are Sri Lankans.

      What patience of sinhalese are you talking about? Is it that you guys hide behind the armed forces when there is an attack by “you” on minorities?

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        minorities should respect the values and culture of majority. but that can’t be expected from barbarians like you muslims who trade drugs for living, killing every animal on earth to eat, dressing in trash bags, vandalising sacred buddhists places..etc

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      Balla,

      come on can’t you give the common reason? That common reason is jealous.

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    buddhist respect the monk dress. even if a donkey is dressed in the monk dress, they will worship. idol worshiping is their lot.
    gnansaraya should be in jail for aluthgama. there is no justice. if this gnansaraya is out of jail.

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    Destruction of Buddhism within is inevitable as greed creeps into the system of governance. Are they orchestrated by the very people who are suppose to protect it? Will the Buddhists watch it dying?

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    Let this be the SOS for the Government and the law enforcing authorities. They should not take this lightly. The Government will have to take the total responsibility and accountable if violence is unleashed against the Muslims.

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    What’s the purpose of this article?
    • To portray the Rajapaksas as anti-muslim?
    • To attack the Yahapalana government for its failures and brand PM Ranil and Prez My3 as anti-mulsim?
    • To criticize PM Ranil’s ‘cozy’ relationship with Israel (the so-called Zionist State) through the US!
    • To portray that there are lot of ‘Buddhist racists’ who are anti-muslim in Sri Lanka!
    Towards the end, you write in summary: “It was under such circumstance these very same racists began raising their ugly heads again threatening to wipe out Muslims and ridicule Islam in worst form of language.”
    Dear Sir! Could you please go to your bathroom mirror, look straight at your eyes and ask these questions of yourself?
    • As a muslim do I have the same rights as any other citizen living in Sri Lanka? If not, what are the rights that I have been deprived of? (Please enumerate?)
    • Do I have special privileges as a muslim when it comes to polygamy etc and is it right?
    • Did the kings of Sri Lanka prior to March 1815, protect the muslims from the Western invader: the Portuguese, the Dutch, and the British who tried to persecute and annihilate muslims as a community? (Since muslims were their main trading enemy)!
    • After 1815, what did the Sri Lankan muslims do? Did they go against the majority or support them in their freedom struggle? If they had supported, what’s the root cause of the 1915 Sinhala-muslim riots and why the British favored the minority muslims and took their side?
    • It is true that a certain muslim leader acted as a true Sri Lankan but percentage-wise if you look back and calculate how many of you, as leaders, have done anything noteworthy to bring the muslim community closer to the mainstream Sri Lankan nation specially in recent years?
    • I can write more and more but I would ask this last question: do you perceive ‘Buddhists’ as racists disregarding what they had done for your community’s protection in the past? When Pirabaharan expelled all muslims (approximately 72,000) from Jaffna within a few hours’ notice in Oct 1990, where did they go to? These innocent mulsims did not go to Eastern province but ended up in down south and who helped them? Please take note that I know several Buddhist monks who collected ‘aadhara’ (aid) and went to help these helpless muslims!
    However, what have muslims done in the history as a favor to Buddhism and Buddhists: let me mention just 2 (among many such incidents) from (1. distant and 2. recent) history:
    1st incident: Nalanda Buddhist University in ancient India is now considered the first university in the world and it was destroyed by a ruthless Muslim invader (Bakhtiyar Khilji) in 1193. The number of Buddhist students, monks, scholarly monks, students and teachers of other faiths, and lay people killed at this carnage was over 12,000. Bakhtiyar Khilji’s muslim army did not stop by killing only but set fire to the 9-storey library and burned it down with nearly 9 million manuscripts. As a result of this bloody muslim terrorist act Buddhim in India could never recover from it. Has any muslim made a simple attempt at least to say ‘sorry’ for this heinous historical crime? NO. Instead they (including learned muslims) make a silly attempt to say ‘bedtime stories’ as excuses.
    2nd incident: Built in the 6th century, before Islam had invaded the central Afghan region, the two Bamiyan Buddhas were famous for their beauty, serenity, craftsmanship and of course, size. The taller of the two Buddhas stood at more than 170 feet high, with the second statue at nearly 115 feet. They were the world’s largest standing Buddhas in recorded history. In March 2001 Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar made the same uncivilized decision like his distant cousin (Bakhtiyar Khilji); he ordered the Bamiyan Buddhas destroyed. Eye witnesses said: “After tank fire failed, Taliban Muslim terror group ordered the locals in their captivity to drill holes, plant dynamite and conduct a series of explosions to bring the giant statues down. And they did it to the dismay of our modern civilized world.
    Many Buddhists asked: Why on earth couldn’t the civilized world prevent it? If the Americans, and/or the Europeans had a ‘civilized mind’ and wanted to stop it, they could have done it, but they did not and remained silent like deaf camels. Why? Nobody gives a straight answer. Then, many Buddhists ask again: what’s the answer for the future?
    I don’t know it yet, and I am sure the answer is not this monk Gnanasara’s antics, threats, or ‘violent protests’ either, but many Buddhists know something: this monk definitely provides a clue.

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    Dear Latheef Farook,

    You write a lot, I can’t say that I have carefully studied your stand-points, and even this article I have not studied as carefully as I ought to have before commenting.

    But the problem of demonising Islam is very real, and very unfair. However, much of the time, when a “moderate Muslim” who tries to be part of the Sri Lankan community writes something, he/ she is either ignored or is attacked by other conservative Muslims, as here:

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mmda-personal-laws-at-the-expense-of-fundamental-rights/

    At first no Muslims responded, some Sinhalese especially did. Then the attacks began to come. Please check the dates of the comments.

    Why not comment yourself?

    Ask yourselves, “What is important to you in Islam?” Is it the teaching, and living according to certain precepts, and praying regularly, and in private? Those are acceptable, and also trying to quietly and rationally persuading others to accept Islam is also fine.

    However, every time I meet a Muslim who looks different from other Sri Lankans, I ask myself, “Why so defiantly different?”

    First we are human beings. Then we are social animals who interact with those close to us, in our society. Then we are thinking human beings.

    The problem with Islam is that almost every Muslim is sure that God is yours alone, and is entirely on your side. So, anything that is done in his name, is justifiable.

    As I have acknowledged, I have written off the cuff, so I may have said something terribly provocative. I hope not! What we nee is for all of to share this planet, and live decent lives. And more specifically, let us try to live together in Sri Lanka!

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    Muslims had not been living here for 1000 years stop exaggerating. A few Arabs in the court of a king has nothing to do with a South Indian origin Dravidian Sri Lankan Muslims, who only started to arrive in the island in wooden boats called Marrakallam from the 14TH century onwards. They largely settled along the north western coast, where lots of pear fisheries were. This is modern Chilaw Puttalam and Mannar. All these areas were part of the Tamil Jaffna kingdom and had nothing to do with Sinhalese kingdoms or kings. Please do not distort history.
    The Sri Lankan Muslims pathetically try to connect everything about them with the Arabs. Just because you are a Muslim does not mean you are connected to the Arabs. Just take a look at your typical Dravidian Tamil face in the mirror, there is nothing Arab about it.
    You also like every Muslim commentator in this forum decries present Sinhalese violence against the Muslims which is justified but in the next breath remind the Sinhalese that the Muslims were co partners with the Sinhalese and their anti Tamil genocide, that was masquerading as an anti LTTE war, therefore the Sinhalese now should be grateful to the island’s Muslims and not touch them. So it was ok to discriminate the Tamils and the Muslims to overtly and covertly support the Sinhalese racists on this genocidal dance but not OK and a crime when it happens to the Muslims? Why do you people always have to involve the Tamils in all this?
    Remember when the Dravidian Sri Lankan Muslims fled South India they came en masse and settled in the then Tamil north west coast, Chillaw Puttalam and Mannar areas that were all part of the Tamil Jaffna kingdom and not any Sinhalese kingdom. When they fled Portuguese persecution along the western coast and then Sinhalese persecution in the central highlands, when they first fled and settled, they were given refuge in the Tamil east and places to settle and even Tamil Mukkuva Hindu women to start families. This is the reason the eastern Muslims follow the Mukkuva law of the Tamil east. However you ungrateful people never once mention it but keep on lying and distorting history about how everything was hunky dory with the Sinhalese when it was not.

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      Real siva sankaram sarma
      you bloody idiot hate monger of Muslims, remember the Muslims are a unique people throughout the world as they are the leading edge in technologies and numerous sciences. We are unique in our worship as we worship The Only Creator. We do not worship idols, snakes, monkeys, burn the wife alive, marry woman for dowry by swallowing shamelessly from the brides’ family, shitting on the roadsides, worship aghori monks who eat rotten dead human bodies. You dirty fellow, the beggers who go from country to country as refugees and beg by lying. We are proud of our religion and our civilization. you cant deny that. you idiot learn and acquire useful knowledge and try to be civilized, and never run down others because you and your group have nothing to offer, other than cinema. your group how foolish to self immolate en mass due to Jayalaitha death.

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        buccal

        I suggest you review your above typing as you have contradicted yourself from start to finish.

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        Muslims are not a unique people and a single identity but followers of Islam a religion and just like Christians , Buddhists, Hindus, they belong to different races ethnicities, speak different languages ,follow different customs and even different forms of Islam.
        Other than the slender thread of Islam Muslims belonging to different ethnicities or practising different forms of Islam do not identity with each other and in many instances hate and do the war with each other. In the middle east or western Asia Arab Muslims do not like Turks or the Iranians and they all het the Kurds. All are Muslims but belong to different ethnicities and speak different languages. Shia hate the Sunni. All hate the Christians and other minorities. Just look at the middles east all this war chaos and hatred is because of ethnicity, hatred between different Muslims factions and hatred for non Muslims.
        In the Indian subcontinent Muslims from different regions and ethnic groups do not like each other or identify with other and hardly intermarry. The same in Malaysia and Indonesia.
        It is only the frog in the well Sri Lankan Muslims thing that Muslims are some unique homogenous ethnic group, just because other than the small microscopic amount of Malays and Borah, who identity themselves not as Muslims but by their ethnicity, the rest of the Sri Lankan Muslims all belong to one ethnic group Dravidian Tamil, with a few hundred families having a dash of Arab. They all speak the same language Tamil and officially follow the same type of Tamil Sufi Islam that they brought from their South Indian homeland, although many are now reverting to the barbaric Wahhabi form of Islam from the Arabian Gulf and its practices. There all these frog in the well like you all think Muslims are unique and are one and homogeneous, as it so in the island but get a shock when they travel overseas and see that Muslims are not unique or homogenous but very diverse with lots of identities.
        You can be aggressive and insult me as much as possible, thinking that this will shut me up. I will not the truth is the Sri Lankan Muslims are not of Arab descent as they pathetically try to claim or not unique, but a descended from immigrant Dravidian largely low caste Indian Tamils who converted to Islam, around the 1320s and then started to migrate to the island, from the very late 14TH century onwards on wooden vessels called Marrakalam in Tamil, literally meaning the wooden vessel, to escape Hindu persecution, when the short lived Muslim rule in the Tamil country from 1320-1380 ceased and the Muslim armies were chased out by Hindus. It was during this period lots of Hindus largely from the low caste were forcibly converted to Islam in the Tamil country.
        Arabs did not come in their thousands to the shores of South India or Ceylon but a few hundred over a period of centuries and only a few of them took local Tamil women as their wives/concubines. Therefore the genetic contribution of the Arabs to the demography and the genetic make up of the Dravidian Tamil Muslims would have been minimal and this is the truth.
        When they fled south India, they came and settled in the then Tamil North west coast that was part of the Tamil Jaffna kingdom, not in any Sinhalese kingdom. Makes sense as this where all the trade and pearl fishing was and they were ethnically Tamil, therefore they settled in a Tamil kingdom. Even when they fled Portuguese persecution along the western coast to the Sinhalese central highlands, they Sinhalese did not want them and started to persecute them, this is why they were settled in the Tamil east, as they were ethnically Tamil and spoke the same language.
        It is poor pathetic idiotic you, brain washed by your selfish Muslim elite and peers, not to use the brain god gave you and to think that you are an Arab and worship everything Arab and discard hate your actual Tamil origin and culture. Like the author of this article, have you also gone and looked at your Dravidian face in the mirror and ever wondered why you do not look like an Arab, despite claiming an exclusive Arab ancestry?
        If you cannot accept the truth, the issue is not with me but with pathetic you and you are the idiot and the hate monger. Leave us alone instead of constantly in every article written by Muslims decrying Sinhalese racism, begging and reminding the Sinhalese, that the island’s backstabbing turncoat fake Arab Dravidian Muslims helped them overtly and covertly to kill the Tamils, so the grateful Sinhalese should now leave them alone and concentrate only on the Tamils. Also posting fake and distorted history about a non existent 1000 year old Muslim history and Sinhalese Muslim good relations, that were never there in the first place. A few Arabs coming to the Sinhalese court 1000 years ago that is still not proven has nothing to do with the Dravidian Muslims of Sri Lanka. Secondly from the time you fled from South India you largely lived in the Tamil Jaffna kingdom, as Chilaw Negombo and Puttlam and Mannar were all Tamil and part of the Jaffna kingdom and not of any Sinhalese kingdom and when persecuted fled to the Tamil east for refuge. Why don’t you people write the truth for once. Keep very quiet about how much the island’s Tamils did for you and your real Tamil origin, decry Sinhalese racism but constantly fawn to the Sinhalese and distort history to please them. Disgusting

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      REAL SIVA FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
      Fr. S.G. Perera in his book -History of Ceylon for Schools- Vol. 1. The Portuguese and Dutch Periods, (1505-1796), Colombo (1955), The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd., p 16, writes,

      -The first mention of Arabs in Ceylon appears to be in the Mahavansa (Ancient Sri Lankan history) account of the reign of the King Pandukabhaya, where it is stated that this king set apart land for the Yonas (Muslims) at Anuradhapura-

      With the decline of the Roman Empire in the 3rd century A.D., Roman trade also died out and the Arabs and Persians filled up the vacuum; engaging in a rapidly growing inter-coastal trade. After the conquest of Persia (Iran), Syria and Egypt, the Arabs controlled all the important ports and trading stations between East and West. It is estimated that the Arabs had settled in Sri Lanka and Sumatra by the 1st century A.D. K.M. De Silvas, Historical Survey, Sri Lanka – A Survey, London (1977), C. Hurst & Co. Ltd., p 50, states,

      -by about the 8th century A.D., the Arabs had formed colonies at the important ports of India, Ceylon and the East Indies. The presence of the Arabs at the ports of Ceylon is attested to by at least three inscriptions discovered at Colombo, Trincomalee and the island of Puliantivu-

      The manner in which Islam developed in Sri lanka is very closely similar to that on the Malabar coast of India. Tradition has recorded that Arabs who had settled down on the Malabar coast used to travel from the port of Cranganore to Sri lanka on piligrimage to pay homage to what they believed to be the foot-print of Adam on the top of a montain, which, until today, is called Adams Peak.

      Ibn Batuta, the famous 14th. century Arab traveller, has recorded many facets about early Arab influence in Sri lanka in his travelogues.

      Before the end of the 7th. century, a colony of Muslim merchants had established themselves in Ceylon. Fascinated by the scenic splendour and captivated by the traditions associated with Adams Peak, Muslim merchants arrived in large numbers and some of them decided to settle in the island encouraged by the cordial treatement they received by the local rulers. Most of them lived along the coastal areas in peace and prosperity, maintaining contacts, both cultural and commercial, with Baghdad and other Islamic cities.

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        During the reign of Pandukabya there was no religion called Islam . Few Arabs never settled in any part of the sub continent or the island but had concubines at various ports. Their actual wives and their legal children were in the Arabian gulf.

        This is the reason when the Portuguese arrived they left their Tamil wives and bastards to the mercy of the Portuguese and to face their wrath and ran for their lives back to the Arabian Gulf and never returned. F few hundred Arabs over a span of a few centuries out which only a small percentage would have taken Tamil concubines in then Tamil Kerala and in the island , does not change the genetics or the demography of the Tamil Muslims of Sri Lanka or South India. Good Try.

        Read this http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/dont-tell-me-its-a-fact-that-all-muslims-in-south-asia-are-descended-from-rapists-8375422.html
        Sounds very familiar in Sri Lanka to Me no Dravidian Tamil but Arab

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        Read this what Siva states is correct. The Mappila Muslims of Kerala are supposed to have the most amount of Arab descent but genetics has proved that only 10% of their DNA is Arab. The rest is all Indian Dravidian or Prakrit speaking north central India origin. This may due to the forced conversion of many upper caste Brahmins Nairs Menon and Nambiars in north Kerala to Islam by Tippu Sultan. (Prakrit component)

        If the Mappila Muslims of Kerala have only around 10% Arab DNA the most, the Tamil Muslims of Sri Lanka will have only around 5% the most if I am generous but most probably even far less. Around 1%. Even if it is 10% like the Kerala Mappila( which I doubt) you are still 90% Tamil but ignore this.

        Siva is correct. Cry .Cry

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    My only beef with the call to prayer from 4.45am in the morning on loudspeakers disturb everyone, including babies and children.

    This is illegal and should be stopped

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      I have the feeling not only these men but also some buddhist prayers through louder speakers should be stopped.
      Now almost it has become a style – today to do such sound exposures.

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        Everyone must refrain from loud speakers and no doubt it’s a nuisance and a health hazard, should be banned.

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          And it has become an annoyance the way that loud speakers are set CHANTING NON STOP pirith – either side of biyagama road -near to Pethiagoda – like I experienced last time, while walking down the street. I hate it since in my days in SL, I never had the kind of sound exposure problems. Also in pvt buses, until ear drums are damaged, the music players are on – since I could not bear it anymore, what I did was begged the driver to lessen the sound, then he did -but all others in the crowded but looked at me as if they were helpless.
          I wonder why people just ignore and are busy with their phone gadgets today ? Why civil courage is blocked that way ? Why why ?
          Those pvt bus men are like thugs. They beg people to get in, but when commuters get off, are treated with all abusive nature (payin gahala eliyata damanne) So much is about the ground realites of this uncivilized dominated nation.

          Europeans countries control their people by rigorous law enforcement and awarness programmes. Else, most of them when making their holidays back in like minded countries such as ours, behave like our people – that is how Drug and all abusive cultures spread to developing folks.
          That prove – we need RIGEROUS law enforcemnt in this country not construction projects.
          Once people start thinking being tamed to laws, there will be good environment similar to that of europe.

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      max the brat,
      there is no mosque at colombo 7 you see the sea

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      Max

      “My only beef with the call to prayer from 4.45am in the morning on loudspeakers disturb everyone, including babies and children.”

      Why don’t you suggest the Saudi government supply most advanced alarm clock to pious Muslims so as to avoid morning call for prayer?

      By the way, I have had no problem with Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim use of loudspeakers. Though it is noise pollution I don’t really listen to these noise nuisance.

      I have better things to do in my life hence I don’t give a damn. You too must learn to ignore them.

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        “”Why don’t you suggest the Saudi government supply most advanced alarm clock to pious Muslims so as to avoid morning call for prayer?””

        Saudi did not listen to the sinhalaya or marakkela when it came to beheading the minor girl from the east.

        From the days of NAM and SirMao both S&M have held placards for Palestine but now Ranil has more muslims surrounding him.
        The mass producing Palestinians are capable of stealing the best for the stupid Lankan’s.

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      Max
      “…My only beef with the… “

      it seems you like your beef well done

      not a fan of sweet and sour pork …?

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    Civilisational responsibility of unbelievers/non Muslims is to phase out Islam incurring least damage to brainwashed victims. The process will take another 500 years as unbelievers/non Muslims are severely constrained by their own ethical/moral values though they are militarily and economically infinitely more powerful while the Muslims are living a parasitic existence on non Muslims. Even the loudspeaker on top of the mosque is manufactured in Taiwan.

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      There are too many mosques.

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        jim softy dimwit

        “There are too many mosques.”

        There are too many dimwits like you in this island. They call themselves Sinhala/Buddhist who are bent on destroying Buddhism and Sinhala people.

        There too many Sinhala/Buddhist Vihares, what are you going to do about it?

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    Latheef,
    I think you must write to your fellow brothers too,

    I know you have come quite far to be patriotic from firing crackers to Pakistan team when they play against Sri Lanka, Yet I think there are genuine issues of fundamentalism and pouring money into big mosques,

    I think it is better to listen to sentiments of majority too.
    All this loud speaker faith injections started by you, Now our monks are retaliating and we are the sufferers.

    I recently saw you have closed a major road for prayers, Do you think these acts go down well?

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      srinath.gunaratnam

      “I think you must write to your fellow brothers too,”

      This is exactly what the saffron clad thug Gnanasara told the Muslims when he disrupted a meeting a couple of years ago between Muslim clergies and Buddhist monks. He told the Muslim clergy to discuss reconciliation among themselves and not with Buddhist monks.

      There is no difference between you and the thug.

      “Yet I think there are genuine issues of fundamentalism and pouring money into big mosques”

      It is your paranoia typing.

      “I think it is better to listen to sentiments of majority too.”

      The majority has more stupid racists than all the minorities put together. Listening to paranoia driven majority is dangerous and useless.

      You need wise counseling, I suggest you spend a spell in the Buddhist forest monasteries and meditation centres in this island.

      “I recently saw you have closed a major road for prayers, Do you think these acts go down well?”

      Don’t the Hindus, Buddhists and Christians close roads for their religious activities and rituals.

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    Real Siva Sankaran,
    In SL, what percentage of Buddhist & Hindu clergies are vegitarians ? What percentage of them are beef or pork eaters ? What percentage of them are of Ariyan origin and Dravidian origin priests ?
    Why do we have fair skinned and dark skinned Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Burghers,Malays and so on ?

    Is it true that many Sinhalese kings brought in wifes from south India were they dark skinned or light skinned like DJ & MaRa ?

    Why some SL sports personalies represent new moon and some represent full moon and yet another some represent the waning or waxing moon ?

    Can you help me to do some research on the above areas so that I also can get a PhD like DJ & Izzath Hussain ?

    Do not worry about the funding. We have BBS, Ravana Balaya , Pivithuru HU , Joint Opposition and few others as funding frontiers. The real backers of these are SLFP, UNP ,& may be Jahapalanya. The agents for the funding are Izeth & Latheef.For legal matters we have Rathu Sahotharayos and TNA top.

    PS : Mallaiyuran , can you be the secretary to Real Siva Sankaran for this prposed thesis area.

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      Throughout their more than 1000 year long history Muslims remained great asset to this country. Here La Theef is writing how the Muslim Wijeya arrived at Manthai. La Theef is not writing a baseless line. Mahavamsa writer Mahanama is a Telugu Monk living in Tamil Nadu. When he was chased out of there during religious riots, he came to Lankawe and established a place where the Buddhism could live another 2500 years. His plight is understandable. The religious war in Tamil Nadu has been bringing an end to the Aryan Buddhism and Jainism. He longed the Buddhism to stand somewhere for 5000 years. He felt that safety in Lankawe, an isolated island, with a high Tamilian civilization evolving into a new one like Kerala. . Le Theef is having the same feeling of Mahanama had. ISIS is out of Syria, Iraq and Kurdistan. These are places ask blood for blood. He does not feel comfortable to remain in those countries any more. So is writing his own Quranic Mahavamsa. Like Mahanama’s campaign brought success to the unborn Sinhala Language on those days, one cannot rule out La Theef success too.

      They also claim ownership to every mountain, every river, every valley and every rock except the air which they can’t prevent Muslims from breathing. They have miserably failed to learn any lesson even from recent history. I have only two option on the above quotation. One – simple discounting as meaningless Blah blah, just talking about rocks and valleys. . Two – He is mentioning the recent Sivanolipatha Malai raw with BBS. It is just only a chance, I took the second one. If La Theef had the name Malliyuran- or were a Hindu, instead of mentioning all Mountains and Rivers, he might have mentioned all Boo Trees. The problem in North and East is they are dry lands. Very hot in summer. Arasamaram is native tree for that land. So all over there, these trees are planted on the roads and common places. Most of these trees have only 100-150 years history – The time Colonist started to pave the main roads. Now by the sin of Sangamitta committed, under these trees a rock Greek man is sitting alone without anybody caring to get enlightened. The claim is, as late as 100 years ago, Buddhists were living there and underneath those trees there Buddha’s Teeth are buried. As old as 2nd century, the “to be eventually Muslim” Egyptians were trading there and have left artifacts. Mahanama came about 500 years after Egyptians and he did not mention about it in his Mahavamsa. Now Mahanama who came late and put the claim as old as for 1000 years of his arrival have won the battle, La Theef lost on the Egyptian proof. Now not just the 4 Million years old Mountains, the Boo Tree as old as 100 years of Colonial periods are now Mahanama’s properties.

      Why the Boo tree important to Mallaiyuran which La Theef ignored? The Jihadist Muslims who are willing to die for 72 virgins, he-s/she-s does not attach any shapes or things to Allah. So would not be ready to claim any tree as representing his religion. Though not a real or honest Hindu, at least at the name level a Hindu, Mallaiyuran emotionally attached to Boo trees. Hindus believe Shiva lives on Boo Tree and the Egyptian Woman “Uma” lives on Margosa tree. Because Shiva shares half of him with the Middle East Woman Uma, separating them is sin, so Hindus plant these trees next to each other. So there is chance wherever there a Boo tree is there a Margosa tree too, but not the other way around. (May be that Middle East woman wants some private time too). Of cause the Arabians won the Egyptians and Uma – Shiva stories, though came from Egypt, no longer any interest for Latheef. So he is only worried about Rivers and Mountains.

      Why he is worried about rivers is only a similar story of like Hindus Boo and Margosa Trees. That is Uma will be living on Margosa only if there is a Boo Tree and Shiva living on that. Hindus not praying Margosa tree alone. So the demand for the Margosa is only a derived demand from Boo tree. Like bread and butter, you would not ask for butter if you could not get bread. So for La Theef’s the interest on the Lankawe’s rivers are only a derived demand that comes from the mountains- “the rocks”. So the demand for the Mountains is the prime one. He needs Mountains to build Hotels. But the BBS is saying there are a footstep of flying Buddha has been imprinted there so if Muslims goes there it is Haram. So his Wahhabi Masters who used paid to many ministers in the Old Royal time to buy the lands are now losing the rights to build Hotels there. That is what bothering him. For Wahhabi Saudis, Mount Sivanolipatham is more holy than Mecca. So they want to develop pilgrimage there. Now the question is how the Sivanolyatham became more holy than Mecca? Because, it is where, Allah taught the most important lesson to Prophet Mohamed.

      You know the Saying Mountain won’t come so Mohamed has to come to Mountain? That is because Mohamad has been once in a while very adamant. So Allah wanted him to learn some leniency and came to the mountain himself, so that he can make Prophet Mohamed also to come there. Even if Mohamed forget the lesson, Allah left his foot print there so Mohamed can remember the lesson without repetition. So even before he goes to Mecca, Mohamed had come to Mount Sinanolipatham. That is why Muslims believe that Islam started in Lankawe. It their holy place. They need to build the Hotel to their pilgrimage. But the Buddhist Modayas are claiming the flying Buddha’s foot is there. Just say Buddha after piloting to Seruvela, still felt little bit sportive and wanted to go for mountaineering too. But then, what I don’t understand is why didn’t he climb on Pedrutalagala or Sigiriya and leave his foot print there? Why did he climb on the Mountain where already Allah had put his flag, his foot print? Isn’t why now La Theef could not build his Hotel?

      Listen these are in the history. If tell you that you are sarcastically condemning me” go and be secretary to Real Sharma”. Now La Theef is looking for a surveyor to survey all the Rivers and Mountains and Rocks to compare which is not in BBS’s list so he could build a Hotel in that mountain and Burqini rest area on the river shore. You have any one? How about your time?

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    The IGP of Sri Lanka says:

    “We cannot break the law but can bend the law” says Inspector General of Police (IGP)”

    https://www.facebook.com/NewsfirstSL/videos/vb.119154468144820/1184517821608474/?type=2&theater

    watch from 1.38 for his famous quote in English.

    Is this a message
    to his Police force
    to the hooligans and racists in yellow robes
    to the corrupt politicians and their hangers
    to the corrupt and shady businessman
    to all law abiding citizens of Sri Lanka

    how can the President and the Prime Minister tolerate such a message from the highest officer in the police force whose responsibility is to uphold law and order and whose responsibility to ensure that his officers uphold the law and order.

    So here lays the answer to Pampering Racists Hooligans

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    I think both MR and My3 are the same bunch of spineless politicians who will do anything for popularity

    but still im aghast as to why that fellow Gnanasaraya was called for the meeting of religious heads,if eh was called for a meeting of thugs then I would undesrtand

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    That all the Muslims hate this Gnanasara makes me love him. He should be there because, they say he is the biggest mischief maker,

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    RS Sharma

    No matter how much you try portray otherwise, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, take ten Muslims and see how many of them have the dark jungle complexion as yours, that should provide you enough evidence.

    We don’t say Muslim from south India didn’t settle in Sri Lanka, but for Muslims it doesn’t matter the least unlike caste conscious racists like you. There’s is sufficient proof to say islam and Muslims has a history of more 1000 in the island

    Get a life and write something new and worth the while

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      99% of the Muslims and Sinhalese have the same dark jungle complexion like the Tamils, as they are Dravidians descended from them, the few fair ones have some European or other blood mixed in them or use fair and lovely cream and are under the delusion that the are some Aryans or Arabs. You must be one of these delusional schizophrenics. I am very concerned.
      When you looked at your mirror to day, where you wearing tinted glasses that made your dark jungle complexion look white? Chill out baby and go and take your Prozac. I cannot stand these racist dark idiots, who may be a shade fairer thinking that, they are milk white and start poking fun of others about how dark they are. Shoes their mean and small mind. Go and stand in from of an actual white or even an Iranian and they will call you jungle black.

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    Trying to put pressure on the IGP, the PM or the president is not going to produce any results, we have see this.
    the only way one could make them understand the problem is by creating the same situation on them, there are only 13 million Sinhala Buddhist in the world, where as there are more than 1.6 billion Muslim, currently the Sinhalese are employed all over the Muslim world, if one could orchestrate and start doing the same things to them, hit them hard where it matters, the racists Sinhalese will staprealizing how vulnerable and significant they are,

    The problem with the Muslim countries is that they think the Sinhalese are good people and they have a very soft corner for them and have been supporting them unconditionally, all these have to change, high to time make them feel the consequences.

    All the Muslims should work hard and use all their influence and connection to take this to a global level, this is the only way to solve this, of course there will be back clashes locally, and blood will be spilled, history teaches us that no good will come without any struggle.

    The Tamils have a set a good example in how to deal with racist Sinhalese, high time the Muslim follow on the same foot step, if the Tamils can do this with only the support of Tamil Nadu, imagine what the Muslims can do if one plans it out.

    Until this happens nothing will change, guaranteed.

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      1.6 billion Muslims in the world are not jungle black Dravidian Sri Lankan Muslims (not my words but yours)who came from south India and not from Saudi or any other Gulf Arab state. These Muslims do not care about you. A Muslim is a follower of Islam and not a race or ethnicity like Sinhalese Tamil Arab. Get this into your thick head.

      ” The Problem with Muslim country is that they think the Sinhalese are good people” Why? because Muslim turncoats like you went to all the Muslims nations and canvassed on behalf of the Sinhalese and told them the Sinhalese are good and friends of the Muslims, therefore it does not matter if they kill murder or commit genocide on the Hindu Tamils. Now that the very same Sinhalese with whom you were hand in glove in the Tamil genocide and canvassed on their behalf in the UN and at various Muslim nations have turned against you, you now want to go and canvass against them. To bad it will not work and like I stated these Muslim nations do not care two hoots about you coal black South Indian origin Sri Lankan Muslims. You ran and cried to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan about the Sinhalese but they just ignored you, as to them trade and other matters take more precedence than the fate of 2 million black as jungle South Indian converts to Islam. You are expendable. They will use you when it is needed and then discard you
      when you are not needed. Go and work at the Gulf and see how the Arabs treat the South Asians and non Arab Muslims.
      This is what happened when you support evil against others. It may benefit you on the short run but will come back to bite you. Now enjoy and experience what you helped to create. Do not cry and holler, as you are now the victim.

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      I’m afraid that what Rohan says is true!

      Most Muslims have Tamil as their mother-tongue, but many of them were more treacherous towards those speaking their language than even the extreme Sinhalese. And let me tell you that the Sinhalese are conscious of the fact that Muslims have demonstrated that they cannot be trusted.

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    Racists who shout at rooftops have forgotten that it was the Muslims’ sufferings and sacrifices prevented the breakup of the country during the LTTE war. Where were these so called champions of Sinhalese and Buddhism then?

    Muslim leaders did their best to defeat Tamils. Muslims leaders went to Geneva to defeat the war crime investigation on Old Royals. Muslims Ministers worked with Sirimavo to bring standardization. They worked with UNP to get MMDA. But, isn’t that all were paid by Sinhala governments then and there by full impunity on their crimes, money and jobs. Now where were Latheef when the Muslims Ministers were enjoying unproportioned advantages in all Sinhala Regimes from 1948? How did the Muslim became the richest community in all three, if the government did not support while the government opposed Tamils were falling to the third from number one?

    Former diplomat and columnist Izath Hussain has warned of the unpredictable consequence in the event of an attack on Muslims. La Theef is calling Izeth for his guarding. I think Izeth’s recent essays in Lankawe were the one stirred new wave of anti-Muslimism sentiment in the Yahapalanaya government too. Other than that Izeth’s threats, by all means, cannot be backed up anything but empty challenge. He doesn’t have any influence even with Saudi. Further Gnanam has said his efforts to go Batticaloa were hindered by Tamils. He has not said he returned back from Batticaloa only because Izeth empty Challenges. Izeth is only a comedian. All Muslim ministers are still very silent. They are not just silent,but, when the mosques were demolished and Tamils talked about that, Muslims leaders said the Tamils has not done Sunneth so their talk is not valid. Izeth is one of those kinds too. Further Hakeem took the evidence from Aluthgama incident and suppressed all investigation, using his capacity of Justice Minister. Now why picking on Wijeyadasa? What Hakeem as a Justice Minister, did when Indiran, DIG was punished for saving Aluthgama Muslims?

    Muslims ignored by successive governments and betrayed by their politicians do have immense burning problems. However they, as the most peaceful of the three communities, always seek peaceful solutions…………….”

    Here let us go for a LILO. The latest is, Rehabilitation state minister Hizbullah’s threat is not what La Theef said here. As now the attention of Sinhala Mobs is focused on Muslims, the Muslims youths will take arms that is what he said in Parliament. He said the Muslim youths are at the same level where the Tamils you took arms. Further he said, as Tamil youths murdered the cheating Tamil politicians first before they launch their attack on government, Muslim youth are angry with the Muslim Leaders and he others leaders are going to be the first target of these Muslim youths, who he citing as going to take arms. So where is La Theef most peaceful society? Hizbullah is issuing this challenge when Gnanam wanted to go to Batticaloa. He did not go there, he said, because, Tamils stopped him. But JR and the other monk went to Kandy in 1956. What SJV said? Nothing! What he did. Only Satyagraha, 6-7 years after he Kandy March, in 1961. Is that why Tamils are violent race and Muslims are peaceful race? There were a peaceful parade was going in May 1915 in Kandy. Isn’t that Muslim introduced the communal violence for the first time in Lankawe on that parade? Did Tamils participate in that troubles like Razik Kzhu or Home guards did in Tamils freedom war against Tamils? Then how did Ramanathan brought an end to that? If the Muslims are peaceful, then why Muslims did went against Tamils when Ramanathan brought a peaceful solution to those rights? Isn’t it in police records, unlike it is claimed in La Theef propaganda essays, until 1980, Tamils’ North was most crime free area in the whole country? If he, Izeth and Hizbullah issuing challenges that the country will have a violent repercussion if the Muslims are harassed, how then Muslims became the most peaceful race, but Tamils who suffered for 70 years of harassment become violent race for having reacted to that 70 years of harassment?

    The truth appears to be Muslim Leaders have been enjoying equal impunity for their Murders, looting, womanizing and land grappling with the Sinhala Leaders and criminals. Now they are grown enough to invite trouble themselves by issuing empty challenges. This is why they in Tamil they “Nunanalum Thavalaium than vaayal kedum”.

    “pagumaana koli paranthu paranthu muttai pottuchaam”- (The too careful hen was flying while laying egg). I think real challenges are not issued in that way and it may not come from Hizbullah, La Theef or Izeth.

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      “Muslims were hand in glove with Sinhalese kings defending the country.”

      This statement clearly shows that they were with Sinhalese throughout the history including the 1958, 1977, 1983, 2009 massacre of Tamils by Sinhalese. The support given by the Muslims to the Rajapakse regime for the 18th amendment itself proved that they are against to the Nations welfare but in support of Buddhist Fundamentalism. I don’t know why author purposely avoided 1915 riots against Buddhist Sinhalese in support of foregin invaders. The truth is that they were on the side of rulers rather than on the justice or right cause.
      Muslims are well aware that playing double game is more beneficial to them than confronting them.

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        “Muslims were hand in glove with Sinhalese kings defending the country.”

        The real history is telling that Sinhalese did not fight with the foreigners. Kotte Sinahlese did not fight with Portuguese, but took a portuguese servant girl as their queen for marriage. That virtually handed over the Kotte Kingdom to Portuguese. When the King of Kotte died without heirs in 1597, he left the kingdom to the King of Portugal who, at the time, was Philip II of Spain. Changelian, Kailai Vanniyan, Rajasinghan are the ones fought with foreigners. When Changelian was fighting with Portuguese, Kotte slave Sinhala King lent 6000 Sinhala Mercenaries to Portuguese. They are the ones entered Changelian’s Palace and captured him. That was the exact same case happened with Kandy Tamil Kings. Two traitors, uncle and Nephew named Ehelepola and Pilimathalawa fought within them and went to English white for judgement. They are people brought the white to Kandy palace captured Vickrama Rajasingan and gave to Whites. I don’t know if the La Theef was the second nephew of Pilimathalawa. But certainly he did not fight against Whites. Lorenzo De Almeida followed the Arabian ships to Colombo(Kotte) Port. It was Muslim Traders brought the foreigners to Ceylon and eventually it was conquered by them. Muslims should accept that bad thing happened to Ceylon by Lorenzo de Almeida because he was chasing Muslims and they ran to Galle to escape from him. Otherwise Lorenzo de Almeida would have come to Colombo(Kotte). It was Kandy Tamil Kings relocated Muslims from West to East to protect them from Portuguese. La Theef is writing his new Mahavamsa as saying he was standing with Sinhala Kings to fight Portuguese, Dutch, Whites and Tamils.

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          Thanks Mallaiyuran for detailed history.

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          Mallaiyuran even when these converted low castes fled from South India, on wooden boats they did not go to any Sinhalese area but to then Tamil Negombo(Neer Kollumbu or Neer Kallapu) Chilaw( Chilapam) Mannar and to Puttlam along the western coast for trade and for Peal diving and settled there. This was all part of the Tamil Jaffna kingdom. They came here as they were Tamils and these areas were also Tamil. So where is the so called Sinhalese and Sinhalese kingdom. Like what you stated it was the Tamil kings of Kandy who settled them in the Tamil east when the had to flee the western coast. Now this Lateef turncoat is trying to re write his own Arabian night tale and fawn to the Sinhalese. These people can never be trusted.
          He is now trying to write a fake 1000 Muslim presence in the island when it was not. Quoting the presence of a few Arab emissaries to the so called Sinhalese court. What has these Arab emissaries got to do with these converted Adi Dravida low castes who fled South India to the island? Now these slaves traders and refugees who never had an ancient history in the island or ruled or even allowed to own land until the late 19Th century want to re write history takeover the land and be masters of the land. Especially in the Tamil East as well as north. Came as refugees and asylum seekers begging for a place to stay and now want to rewrite history, fawn to the Sinhalese who themselves have seen through their game and steal our land.

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    Latheef and Izeth Hussein put all the blame on the Tamils. Latheef talks of the loyalty of the Muslims to the Sinhala racists when they persecuted the Tamils. Instead of seeking protection for all minorities, they.[Edited out]Now, they are at the butt end of the viciousness of Sinhala racism. Mama Sinhalam and his wife Mamath Sinhalam can only have pity for these blinkered creatures. Throw away the Thopi and join in the fight for equality for all people. Don’t rejoice in the past loyalty to the Sinhala lion which knows how to bugger every one up equally well.

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    Mr. Farook has a right to come to the defence of his community. But the way should not be through untruths, false claims and deception – all of which Muslims have a particular reputation throughout the world. Rogue monk Gnanassara being invited to this meeting is wrong but this monk does not represent the views of the vast majority of Sinhala Buddhists. Sinhalese now feel threatened by radical Islam – the kind Farook tries to impose on the Muslim community through his Wahabi connections. It is understood Farook spent years in the Saudi area as a “journalist” and now carries on the secret dictates of his Arab masters to undermine Sinhala society.

    Lankan Muslims being in the island for over 1,000 years is a false claim of Mr. Farook. The vast majority of today’s Muslims came here from Tamilnadu coasts about 200 years ago and now claim to have come from Arabia. As Sri Lankans we have a right to chose our friends. Israel is our friend and I believe they will continue to help the country in many ways despite the false propaganda of the local Muslims – out to insult Israel and Jews when and wherever they can.

    Also your threat of “consequences” against the Sinhalese only can provoke the wrong response. Sinhalese will take all necessary measures to see what happened to Batticoloa and the Maldives in the past few decades, referred to by many other readers, does not happen to the rest of Sri Lanka. Remember, except for the unfortunate events in 1915 Muslims lived and behaved peacefully here and everything was normal.
    Now this business of trying to Islamise the whole world through Wahabist radicalism is causing problems to Muslims all over the world.

    A.D.J. Perera

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    check your facts before you utter nonsense, the Muslims are the poorest in the country, they don’t have any savings and whatever little wealth they have to show for a hard earned money working in west Asian countries as the state hardly provides them with any opportunities other than some teachings jobs. Provide statistics and proof if you think otherwise.

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    A major section of the our community feel threatened and unsafe and some of the people here are talking about their looks and other irrelevant matters. I feel that the concerns of the Muslim people are genuine. That being the case, what can we do to allay their fears? That is the important question.

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    Latheef Farook, You and the Ullema’s were very upset about the true facts, Ven.Gnanasara revealed in front of the President. Ullema’s stay deaf and dumb in front of President because Ven.Gnanasara forward everything with proofs.

    Farook by publish a photograph with former Defence Secretary with Ven.Gnanasara here won’t prove nothing. This is the only occasion Gota met Ven.Gnanasara on a public event and he was invited by Ven.Kirama Wimalajothi thero.

    And you said,”…throughout their more than 1000 years long history,muslims remained great asset to this country…” Maybe you guys have a more than thousand years of history in India. But here it is about 500 years. Don’t try to rewrite the history. And today muslims become to a curse to our country. Because they indulge in illegal trade activities, illeagal land grabs in even forest reserves, illegally importing banned family planning equipment and pills,abortin kits from Pakistan to distribute in this country and grind these pills and mix with cakes,toffees and sell them to Sinhala students. and start pharmacies every towns in the country and selling drugs without prescriptions to students[the latest incident happened yesterday in Panadura, See it in Swarnavahini news], money laundering, buying lands to build houses in every city using Saudi philanthropists money etc…

    And during British period your people betrayed Sinhalese and stood with Britisher’s just to get government jobs and lands. The land you erect a mosque in the vicinity of Dalada Maligawa in Kandy belongs to Maligawa. Your people went to villagers for trade and in the mean time collect whereabouts of revolter’s and gave vital information to British people. And that’s how Sinhala war Heroe’s in 1800′-1820 captured and killed by British. From the very beginning your people were always seek opportunities and took the side of with the people whom can the maximum benefits and back stabbed others. That kind of history your people had in SL. It is not change today too.

    “Muslim’s ignored by by successive governments and betrayed by their politicians do have immense problems..” We have nothing to do with the muslims politicians who betrayed your people. But what are these problems. Maybe you guys need more Sinhala girls to breed. Or more jungle’s to clear and settle Pakistani’s. When we ask what are these settler’s going to do for living in the middle of a jungle, you guys have no answers. We know what your people going to do for a living in the middle of a jungle. To cut the rest of the jungle for timber and sell it. And kill wild animals to eat. And excavate ancient ruins and look for artifacts to sell.

    And finally you giving a warning or a kind of threat. “…these racists are not bothered about the consequences.Unpredictable consequences in the event of an attack on muslims…” To whom you threatening idiot. We are not scared your threats. We don’t need Israel to fight with you. We fought with a number two terrorist organisation in the world. We knew your people keep swords,knifes and axes in your houses and mosques to use in a attack, like some muslims did in China. We are ready for it. Start it and we show you how to finish it.

    See this video to witness what your people doing in Wattamadu forest reserve,
    https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/wattamadu?source=feed_text&story_id=1319403924786529

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    One in four Muslims in Denmark feel that Danish law must be based on Koranic law mixed with basic Danish constitution, while one in ten believe Danish law must be based only on the Koran.

    53.9% of the surveyed believe in Danish laws. In other words, the remaining 46.1% of Muslims surveyed want Sharia law in Denmark. The Danes assumed Muslims would integrate and adapt Danish culture. But Muslims can never assimilate since their own religion will not permit assimilation with others.

    We Buddhists do not believe the Adam and Eve story; Only you Muslims and Christians do. So do not sing your proselytizing beliefs as if it were fact.

    What do you say about ISIS and Sunni Wahabi Saudis raping, slaughtering, burning alive Shias and Other non believers? RACISM? NO Islamic fundamentalist brainwashing combined with lack of resources and fast breeding young sexually repressed Arab men hoping for 70 virgins in Heaven. They are driven by sexual repression and hate and blame everyone else for their woes. ISIS comes from Wahabi islam in Saudi Arabia.

    So we do not care about your beliefs but we DO CARE that you have a RIGHT to practice them without infringing upong Aetheists, Agnostics, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, Zorastrians or anyone else.

    Your prophet for you; my Elephant House Ginger ale for me to worship with some double distilled arrack. Why do you think even Angela Merkel wants you to respect their secular western christian based culture and is FOR banning the full burqa? You know what we Aussies call it ?Letter box or or post box because the only slit is like a slit in a post box to mail a letter. In Denmark your Sharia guys are trying to force Danish people to stop serving alcohol. GO BACK to your refugee lands Arabs. Denmark is a secular nation.

    One in four Muslims in Denmark feel that Danish law must be based on Koranic law mixed with basic Danish constitution, while one in ten believe Danish law must be based only on the Koran.

    53.9% of the surveyed believe in Danish laws. In other words, the remaining 46.1% of Muslims surveyed want Sharia law in Denmark. The Danes assumed Muslims would integrate and adapt Danish culture. But Muslims can never assimilate since their own religion will not permit assimilation with others.

    NO SHARIA in Secular nations.

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    the problem of Muslims

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38245902

    hats off to Boris. I am not his fan but he is forthright.

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    Latheef Farook,

    “” During the Portuguese, Dutch and British imperial powers Muslims were hand in glove with Sinhalese kings defending the country. They were finance, trade, health and defense advisors.
    It was their unstinted support expedited the country’s independence in February 1948. “”
    your hair is on fire.
    Your elders hid in womens burka during the days of British Raj.You are conveniently ignoring contributions such as constitutional democracy, free press, rule of law and the English language. Because as Bush said muslims are uncivilised and ignore treaties signed once they get home safely- this is European and middle east muslim history.

    You are the real camel dung mind. Harry Truman decided to throw the sarong karayas away – no Marshall plan Of course against Churchill’s will. History is about to repeat from January 2017. Meanwhile its well known Hitler had a soft corner for the muslims and now Merkel was seduced to accept 2 million- she regrets that and calls for burka ban which will not work.

    BTW with a minor skirmish and less than a dozen dead the Muslims were able to remove the President with the assistance of Obama Hussein. While it took decades for the Tamils to be branded as terrorist and Rev Ganasara was made a terrorist in a week. Today everyone in the UK talks of Tweets/Twitter not Newsrooms.Trump had 7 million followers and within an year he has 17 million which is to increase dramitically from January 2017. Same with Modi and his Toadies.

    Every day is not Eid mubarak- there is a tomb in the sea where Bin lies go join him now or to any other muslim nation if they accept you unlike your cousins the Royingas.

    you asked for it by Lying through your teeth.

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    Latheef Farook is a typical muslim lier who lies for the religion.

    Read the following story in which sunnis in Saudi arabia desrroyes Shiite mosques. LAtheef Farook does not mention anything about those.

    that is why Muslims are very dangerous.

    A suicide bomb and gun attack on Shia worshippers has killed at least four people in eastern Saudi Arabia, the interior ministry said, extending a spate of attacks on the kingdom’s Shia minority.

    At least 18 people were wounded in the assault on the Imam Rida mosque in the Eastern province town of Mahasen, a mixed Sunni-Shia district.

    There was no claim of responsibility, but it resembled previous attacks by Sunni militants from Islamic State on Shias. The oil-producing Eastern province is home to Saudi Arabia’s Shia community.

    This month Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia executed 47 people, most of them al-Qaida militants convicted of terrorist attacks as well as the Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr.

    The interior ministry said security forces had prevented two suicide bombers from entering the Mahasen mosque. One bomber blew himself up outside, killing four people. Security forces exchanged fire with the second attacker and arrested him.

    Witnesses said worshippers overpowered the second att

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