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Paris 2015 & Islamophobia – II

By Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

I have already established the point that irrationality, fanaticism, intolerance, violence, murderousness are not integral to Islam. I can provide more details of course but that is not going to convince the Islamophobe. A further point to be made is that violent Muslim reactions to the Danish cartoons or the Charles Hebdo material should not be regarded as peculiar to Muslims. His Holiness the Pope made the point during his visit to Sri Lanka that if you insult someone you have to expect reactions from him. One can add of course that if the insult is to something held sacred by a human group the negative reactions will be all the more intense. We can be certain that if there are insults to a Buddha statue or a Krishna statue there will be angry reactions, probably violent, in Sri Lanka or India. It will not be so in the West if there are insults to Christ and Christianity. That is because there has been a long tradition of secularism and anti-religion in the West dating from the eighteenth century and even earlier. That is not something that we need to emulate. Most Muslims, including myself, would hold that disrespect for the sacred betrays a degree of spiritual impoverishment. We must absorb the best in the West, not the worst.

A further point to be made against Islamophobes is their propensity to double standards. They will react with much intensity to the Paris outrages but not to the drone attacks on Muslims. The Americans are well aware that in drone attacks non-combatant innocents are almost invariably killed, and certainly far more innocents are killed in drone attacks than in the Paris bombings, but all that is dismissed as incidental collateral damage. We can also be certain that in the French revenge bombings on the IS far more innocents have been killed than in the Paris bombings. I would agree that the Paris bombings can be regarded as savage and betrays something sub-human in the perpetrators. But what words are left to describe the savaging of Iraq in 2003 in which around a million innocent Iraqis were killed? Bush and Blair lied about the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. They lied in order to wreak racist revenge on an Arab country for 9/11. The point I am making is that Muslims can sink into savagery but so can the West. The Islamophobes can’t recognize that fact.

Islamophobia is a form of racism. As in the case of other convinced racists it will not be possible to make the Islamophobe change his views, and the best that can be done would be to bring about an enlightened understanding of what Islamic fundamentalism and the IS are all about, so that the potential harm to this society can be contained. The best article I know for this purpose is entitled Don’t give ISIS what it wants, by Stephen M. Walt, Professor of International Relations at Harvard University, which appeared about three days after the Paris bombings. He wrote that the emergence of the IS “ is symptomatic of the broader legitimacy and governance crisis in the Arab and Islamic world. It is also, however, an unfortunate response to decades(or even centuries) of Western interference in the Middle East, and especially to the policies that have taken the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the region.

“To acknowledge this fact in no way justifies what happened in Paris, and I am most certainly not defending, excusing, or rationalising what the attackers did last Friday or what other terrorists have done before. At the same time, to pretend that American and European actions have nothing whatsoever to do with this problem is to bury one’s head in the sand and ignore the obvious. To note just one example of the West’s own role in creating this problem: Had the US refrained from invading Iraq in 2003, there almost certainly be no Islamic State today. We have to face facts squarely: Decades of misguided US and European policies have left many people in the Arab and Islamic world deeply angry at and resentful towards the West. Those policies include the West’s cozy coddling of various Arab dictators, it’s blind support of Israel’s brutal policies towards the Palestinians, and its own willingness to wage air campaigns, employ sanctions, or invade Middle Eastern countries whenever it thinks doing so suits its short term interest. Consider how we would react if some foreign power had been doing similar things to us – not just once but over many years. Unfortunately, among those many people are a few – fortunately only a few – who decide to pay back the West for what they regard as illegitimate and murderous interference. Their response is morally despicable and will solve nothing, but it should not be that difficult to fathom.”

In conclusion Stephen Walt points out that the only long-term remedy for the ills of the area is the setting up of more legitimate and effective state institutions, and that has to be done by the people of the area, not by others. The US and France, he thinks, should remain as far in the background as possible. Ïf our post- 9/11 track record is any indication, however, we’ll probably do the exact opposite”.

Before concluding this part of my article I must make a clarification about what I stated in concluding the first part. The grotesquely extreme form of Wahabism practised by the IS cannot be to the liking of the Saudi Arabian elite. The point that I have in mind is that there is known to be schism within that elite, with some favouring that extremism. It cannot be ruled out that there could be an upheaval in Saudi Arabia that might be favourable to the IS. That is why I made an oblique reference to Yeats ‘great prophetic poem The Second Coming written not long before the Second World War:

Änd what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born.

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    There is lot of truth in what this author has written. But one last question. Is there anything GOOD in Wahhabism in this modern world?
    Sengodan. M

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      One word answer is “Nothing”.

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      Izeth Hussain

      “There is lot of truth in what this author has written. But one last question. Is there anything GOOD in Wahhabism in this modern world?”

      Wahhabis Follow Iblis, Satan. Whatever, good Iblis, Satanb Brings, Whahhanis bring.

      Since Satan, Devil, usually do not bring any good, the Wahhanis Also do not bring any good either.

      Can you name one good the Wahhabis have brought to the world?

      Yes, just one, Getting some Wahhabi to Fight the Soviets in Afghanistan.

      Now thew Wahhabis have recruited others to ruin the Good Earth.

      How Turkey Exports ISIS Oil To The World: The Scientific Evidence

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      Wahabism hurts Muslims more than anybody else. Wahabism
      is trying to convert Muslims to “perfect Islam” which
      doesn’t exist anywhere, even where Wahabism was born.
      Islam has everything to live in multi cultural society
      while there are provisions for a hundred percent
      Muslim population to adopt more stricter versions of the
      religion ,in isolation.But the modern world has not left
      any country isolated so that it can live on its own
      terms.

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        whywhy

        “Wahabism hurts Muslims more than anybody else. Wahabism is trying to convert Muslims to “perfect Islam” which doesn’t exist anywhere, even where Wahabism was born.”

        This is Satan’s Trick. Get Muslims to do bad things the Wahhabi do, by claiming to bbe pure Islam and innovate,. Follow vThe Devil.

        Specific example 1:

        Aduterers must be stoned to death, say Wahhabis.

        What does the Quran say? 100 Lashes.

        Stoning to Death: A Violation of the Qur’an

        “This is a chapter We have sent down and made obligatory. We have sent down clear revelations in it so that you may take heed: flog the male and the female adulterers and fornicators (الزانية والزاني) one hundred times. Do not let compassion for them keep you from carrying out Allah’s law if you believe in Allah and the Last Day – and ensure a group of believers witnesses the punishment.” (Qur’an 24:2)

        http://www.quranicpath.com/misconceptions/adultery_punishment.html

        Example 2. Kill All non-Wahhabis, if they do not convert to Wahhabism, Iblism.

        Example 3: Hijab and Bosom coverage.

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        whywhy

        “Wahabism hurts Muslims more than anybody else.”

        Yes, here is the data. Wahhabis follow the Devil, Satan.

        Devil Wants Muslims killed. Wahhabis do that for the Devil, Iblis.

        Convention of Wahhabi Clerics Makes Jihad in Syria a Duty & Ends Up in Door-to-Door Shia-Hunting

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E7KYAFwEek

        Published on Jun 17, 2013

        A recent convention in Egypt that was attended by many Wahhabi clerics from around the world made it a “legal duty”, from a Wahhabi (Salafi) standpoint, for all followers of their intolerant and bigoted faith to kill infidels, especially Shiites and Alawites in Syria. Recent atrocities where entire families were slaughtered due to their sectarian affiliation have become common practice for Wahhabis, who refer to themselves as Sunnis, while most moderate Sunnis dissociate themselves from them. The world’s oldest and most prestigious Islamic school, al-Azhar, has called these calls for Jihad in Syria as completely unlawful.

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        whywhy

        Sufi Vs Salafi: Heaven and Hell

        The Wahhabi Says only Wahhabis and Salafis go to Heaven. All others, Shia, Sufis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus and other will go go hell.

        Do the Waahabis and salafis believe that the Sun goes around the earth as well?

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i08_WWaTgus

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      Paris 2015 & Islamophobia – II

      Isseth Hussein.

      Q. What would it take to turn Islamphobia to Wahhabi Phobia? They really follow the Devil and Double Standards.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3337297/Saudi-Arabia-sentences-married-maid-death-stoning-adultery-man-slept-escape-100-lashes.html

      Saudi Arabia sentences maid to death by stoning for adultery – but the man she slept with will escape with 100 lashes

      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3337297/Saudi-Arabia-sentences-married-maid-death-stoning-adultery-man-slept-escape-100-lashes.html#ixzz3snr7oYKx
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      Izeth Hussain

      RE: Paris 2015 & Islamophobia – II

      Wahhabi double standards and Innovations..

      Some Muslims Follow the Wahhabi and others Blindly.

      Blind Followers or in Sinhala Anda-Anukaranaya.

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      Izeth Hussain

      Brainwashed Wahhabis in Saudi Arabia, See what this Journalist is saying

      MUSLIM WOMAN TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT ISLAM Wahhabi Brainwashing

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7OYRknGgEc

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      [Edited out]

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      Izeth Hussein

      Here are some Devil followers. They are given below.

      Muslim clerics speak against Takfiri ideology

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmS1vdYkpDs

      Muslim clerics from all over the world have come to Beirut to take part in a conference focusing on how to deal with extremist groups who kill in the name of Islam. Most speakers stressed that true Islam teaches forgiveness and dialog, not killing. The participants also slammed Takfiris who call most Islamic sects infidels.

      The Wahhabi Takfiri groups are funded by Saudi Arabia, Israel and the West.

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    I have already established the point that irrationality, fanaticism, intolerance, violence, murderousness are not integral to Islam. I can provide more details of course but that is not going to convince the Islamophobe.

    The “Islamophobe” came second as a reaction. There are 30 odd raging across the world. A large proportion involves Islam.

    So now understand the issue carefully. The first problem is the Moslems who misinterpret Islam. The first problem is not the non-Moslems who misinterpret Islam.

    Islam is being being abused by a large number of its own followers. I think Christianity also went through a phase such as this. They then introduced The New Testament I believe.

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      In 1983, most of small groups of people who searched and killed Tamils are lead by Buddhists monks.. They stopped buses and asked all to say “Bhaldhiya”, if failed, they were brutally murdered by blunt weapons.. That was 1983, even in 2015. Buddhist monks openly asked SBs to “finish off” Muslims and they burnt more than 200 Muslim houses and killed couple of people.. That is what S Buddhist teachers do.. Now you guys (SBs) analyse how uncivilised Muslims are..What a joke..

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      “slam is being being abused by a large number of its own followers. I think Christianity also went through a phase such as this.”

      When do you think that the Sinhala Buddhists will go through that phase? If the Sinhala Buddhists were to replace the Muslims around world, the situation would be even worse!

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    It is absolutely true that the unwarranted invasion of Iraq by the US and its allies was the major contributory factor for the growth of the IS. At the same time is not the huge influx of Muslims into largely non Muslim countries also a major factor in the rise of Islamaphobia?
    What I cannot understand is that while there are over 50 Islamic countries in the world, why cannot these Muslim refugees choose one of that 50 for their refuge?
    After all it is the Muslims more than the followers of any other religion that believe in brotherhood!
    Does that sense of brotherhood works selectively?
    Sengodan. M

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    Not a single Muslim country has so far condemned the Paris attack.
    Blame islamaphobia on ISIS and other extreme Muslim organisations

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      “Not a single Muslim country has so far condemned the Paris attack.”

      Nearly every Muslim country have condemned the attack.

      Now, how many Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist countries have condemned Drone Attacks on innocent Muslims?

      Here is the point – when a Muslim commit a murder, the whole Muslim community of 1.6 billions is responsible. When a Christian, Hindu, Jew commit a murder, it is that individual who is responsible, you don’t blame the religion.

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        Goraka

        Don’t worry Rajash is a goraka himself.

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          Hello Goragkavan

          you are an authentic Goraka ,,,,built in your name authenti Goraka caste.

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        Hey Goraka

        I or for that matter anyone in CT or in the world is holding, the Muslim Religion or all the Muslims, responsible for the acts of ISIS.

        However countries like Saudi Arabia, Dubai, bahrain, UAE etc have yet to condemn these terrorist act or yet to make a statement distancing thmeleves from ISIS

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    Does not Sharia Law cause islamaphobia?
    Does not treatment of females cause islamaphobia?

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    Izeth Hussain

    RE: Paris 2015 & Islamophobia – II : Western Double Standards and Wahhabi Double Standards and Deception

    “I have already established the point that irrationality, fanaticism, intolerance, violence, murderousness are not integral to Islam. I can provide more details of course but that is not going to convince the Islamophobe.”
    “A further point to be made is that violent Muslim reactions to the Danish cartoons or the Charles Hebdo material should not be regarded as peculiar to Muslims.”
    “One can add of course that if the insult is to something held sacred by a human group the negative reactions will be all the more intense. We can be certain that if there are insults to a Buddha statue or a Krishna statue there will be angry reactions, probably violent, in Sri Lanka or India.”

    Thanks for the Summary.

    1. The goal of the perpetrators is to Insult, and get a violent response.

    The Violent response, is to show that they care. If no response, the perpetrators give up. Thre is no Violent response for Cartoons of Wimal Weerawansa. and the Cartoonists move to other items.

    2. “A further point to be made against Islamophobes is their propensity to double standards. They will react with much intensity to the Paris outrages but not to the drone attacks on Muslims. The Americans are well aware that in drone attacks non-combatant innocents are almost invariably killed, and certainly far more innocents are killed in drone attacks than in the Paris bombings, but all that is dismissed as incidental collateral damage. “

    Yes, Double Standards. The Collateral damages of Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria?

    3.” Islamophobia is a form of racism. As in the case of other convinced racists it will not be possible to make the Islamophobe change his views, and the best that can be done would be to bring about an enlightened understanding of what Islamic fundamentalism and the IS are all about, so that the potential harm to this society can be contained.”

    In the West, this has historical Roots going back to over 1,000 years. and used to be called Mohammedanism.

    4. “Before concluding this part of my article I must make a clarification about what I stated in concluding the first part. The grotesquely extreme form of Wahabism practised by the IS cannot be to the liking of the Saudi Arabian elite.”

    Yes, nearly 50% of the Saudi Wahhabis support, ISIS. Thay sent money and Wahhabi Volunteers to Syria, Al-Nusra, and 90% of Al-Nusra joined ISIS.

    Izeth, you need to make the link between the Iblis, Devil , Satan and the Wahhabi and their clones.

    Equate Wahhabism as Iblism and designed to get their followers to get to Hell, because, that is where blis, Devil will end up on the Day of Judgement.

    al-azhar cleric about wahabis/salafis

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

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    It is perfectly clear the usually aggressive, abusive and vitriolic Izeth Hussain has considerably toned down in the past few days. Clearly, the sound public verbal hammering he received from HLDM and many readers in these columns have gone out to dilute the venom in the man’s writing. It is interesting he makes no mention of HLDM at all in his piece. IH’s tone is now more subdued and civil. It is just as well for his own good.

    Although the tone has been forced down the rationale and false assumptions continue to offend. “I have already established the point that irrationality, fanaticism, intolerance, violence, murderousness (hic) are not integral to Islam” says our friend. He fools no one. Contrary to this statement are the measured tones and language of the American Secretary of State Kerry, Britain’s Cameron, Russian’s Putin and France’s President Hollande. These respected world leaders are forced, uncharacteristically, to use such strong words as “barbaric” “medieval” “blood-thirsty” “totally unacceptable” and so on – in describing the continuous provocation and carnage unleashed by global islam – ISIS/ISIL, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabab and many others – in several parts of the world in the false belief the rest of the world is about to collapse. Many ignorant youth in the Muslim world and enticed by the false dream of an early and imminent Islamic take-over of the world.

    From the looks of it, we may see in the next few weeks a collective attack by the countries of the civilised world on what has become a globally despised menace – under the name of religion.

    The Drone attacks IH tries to portray, as deliberately directed on civilians, is one more accusation by the global Islamic Brotherhood to mislead and deceive. These Drones are directed against armed Islamic terrorists in several countries in the conflict-ridden Islamic countries in the Middle East and disintegrating Pakistan.

    “The grotesquely extreme form of Wahabism practised by the IS cannot be to the liking of the Saudi Arabian elite” sermonizes our super expert – once again more to deceive and to sanitize the savage ambitions of Global Islam. He knows all too well the Saudi rulers are the very patrons of this wild dream of dividing and Islamising the world. It was they who financed the entire Islamic world with the thoughts of Preacher Muhammad Ibn Abd Al_Wahab 200 years ago. The idea was for the Saudis to remain in control of Global Islam. Pawns like IH, Latheef Farook are used to advance this cause. What should cause concern is Sri Lanka is not free of this cancer. How did our usually peaceful Muslims suddenly take to guns and gunfights against reach other, lead by Muslim priests, in Kattankudy a few years ago?

    The best service Izeth Hussain and his fellow travellers here can do is to separate Lankan Islam from this mad dream of global Islamic conquest and continue to live peacefully like in the bygone decades.

    Backlash

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      I agree. Mr Hussein claims to have established a lot of things that he really has not. He is still in a process of denial trying to find a scapegoat outside his cultural background.

      He blames his new coined invention named Islamophobia for everything. I would say it is the phobia of Islam and its capacity to condemn non-believers (infidels), as worthy of death, that is the primary cause of both its failures (now) and its historical (colonial, ottoman, ?) success.

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      Backlash

      “These respected world leaders are forced, uncharacteristically, to use such strong words as “barbaric” “medieval” “blood-thirsty” “totally unacceptable” and so on – in describing the continuous provocation and carnage unleashed by global islam – ISIS/ISIL, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabab and many others – in several parts of the world in the false belief the rest of the world is about to collapse. Many ignorant youth in the Muslim world and enticed by the false dream of an early and imminent Islamic take-over of the world. “

      Backlash, well summarized, Thank you.

      “How did our usually peaceful Muslims suddenly take to guns and gunfights against reach other, lead by Muslim priests, in Kattankudy a few years ago?”

      Yes.

      This is BOTH a Theological Battle as well as a Military Battle.

      200 years ago, Abdul Wahhab Started the Theological battle, and the Military Battle was started by Ibn Saud. The Ottoman Turks beat them in the Military battle , but the Theological battle remained and surfaced later aided and abetted by the British and the French.

      Wahhabism and Saudi Arabia is the ISIS that made it.

      ISIS in Syria and Iraq is the second ISIS. This should be destroyed

      1. Militarily

      2. Theologically, as they represent the Devil, Iblis.
      al-azhar cleric about wahabis/salafis

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

      Wahhabism and Saudi Arabia is the ISIS that made it.

      Black Daesh, white Daesh. The former slits throats, kills, stones, cuts off hands, destroys humanity’s common heritage and despises archaeology, women and non-Muslims. The latter is better dressed and neater but does the same things. The Islamic State; Saudi Arabia. In its struggle against terrorism, the West wages war on one, but shakes hands with the other. This is a mechanism of denial, and denial has a price: preserving the famous strategic alliance with Saudi Arabia at the risk of forgetting that the kingdom also relies on an alliance with a religious clergy that produces, legitimizes, spreads, preaches and defends Wahhabism, the ultra-puritanical form of Islam that Daesh feeds on.

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        Dear Amarasiri

        You should, if you already are not, log into CNN Fareed Zakaria’s blogs on the recent events in Syria, the ISIS and other insane Islamic outfits. His question if ISIS/ISIL is for the people why are millions of Syrians and Iraqis running away from the very home these mindless terrorists are trying to create for the future happy Muslim world.

        The German journalist Jurgen Todenhofer, invited by ISIS recently, to live and cover their story also says poor Arabs under ISIS enjoy some security under them now. But the vast mass of the people do not want, he adds, to live in a world created by Islamist terrorists as was so clearly demonstrated by the Afghans who had the misfortune of living under Sharia imposed by the much hated Al-Qaeda cum Taliban.

        Fortunately, our Muslims exposed to liberalism for so long will not fall prey to the traps of global Islamic terrorism. They have had a taste of the free and liberal world. The only weak link in this country are the Muslims in the Eastern Province where Saudi Wahabi-trained Lankan Muslim “Imams” are trying to convert them to radical Islam. These brain-washed imams are merely trying to protect their income from the Saudis. This conspiracy will get exposed soon as the CID now has a wing studying the underhand work of local Islamic fundamentalism.

        Backlash

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      The unprejudiced reader will agree that Backlashes’ comment stands out among all the others for its stinky nastiness, hatred and silliness. It is a typical performance of the Fringistas – my term for the Tamil lunatic fringe anti-Muslim racists.There are very few of them now. In fact Backie looks isolated. But keep barking Backie boy, keep barking. The IH caravan moves on – IH

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        It is clear HLDM has dealt a knock-out punch on our pocket Plato
        Izeth Hussain, who was, by then anyway, going down to the floor by the lashing of several readers – including Muslims. Now Hussain is reduced to resort to the unforgiving F word as one notices in IH’s response to reader Sammy lower in this thread. And this man was an Ambassador for all of us – and now pretends to be an outstanding intellect and Writer???

        He gains sadistic satisfaction going into the world of slavery calling me “Bsckie,boy” Is the muddling and tottering Izeth Hussain trying to be the local Jim Crow – if he knows what I mean?

        Cheers

        Backlash

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          Mr.Izeth Hussain, I cannot understand your rant against Backlash. Everything he had said in his comments are true. If Wahabbism catches on it will spell the downfall of the Muslims by Muslims themselves. Wahabbism has been responsible for judicious beheading and stoning to death of more Muslims in Saudi Arabia than in most murder capitals of the world. Even now a poor Sri Lankan, likely a poor Muslim maid trying to eke out a living in rich Saudi Arabia – her crime adultery and supposedly self confessed which is already suspect as it would have been in Arabic which these maids don’t understand or speak.

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            Thank you, dear Sylvia. You have heard of the cliché waking up a sleeping man. But you cannot wake up the man who is awake and yet pretends to sleep.

            The dilemma of those sleeping cells of global Islamic fundamentalism living in multi-religious countries is now in the open. Harvard’s Samuel Huntington saw the emerging scene in the 1980s and wrote his epochal “Clash of Civilisations” His
            prophetic words warning the world of a Islam Vs Christian clash in different continents has come true. When Cameron declared Multi-culturalism has failed in the UK he was acknowledging the wisdom of Huntington’s prophesy. And then France blew up – and the Western World is now reviewing its accommodative and welcoming policies of immigration.

            Yes! They deny this and many other things about their controversial religion – which is a derivation of the welcome features from Judaism and Christianity. These were stitched into various fancy, intolerant and violent theories of the newer “religion”

            Islamists globally have been worried they never had a chance of
            conquering much of the world like other powers (Romans, British, Americans) Nonetheles, for about a thousand years until the fall of the Ottoman Empire they tried e.g. the capture of Spain and parts of Europe. The coming of the industrial age pushed the medieval Islamic countries to the backburner.

            Once they found the oil in the 1970s they gladly fleeced the world – making unconscionable profits. They are trying for global conquest again. The discovery of Shale Oil and the process of Fracking has put a stop to their plans sending the price of oil to the US$40 levels from the $120 highs. Their enormous wealth was built, I may not need to remind you, on the blood of the developing countries and at the expense of the basic welfare of the pitifully poor peoples of the world.

            The Western world does not have to waste too much resources and manpower in engaging this new religion – to its collapse. They are doing it well amongst themselves. We have seen this in Iraq-Iran, Afghanistan and now in Syria and the Levant. The Muslim apocalypse of our age will arrive when the rich Arabs go to each others throats. Osama Bin Laden, a member of one of Saudi Arabia’s most influential families – with connections to the Saud Royalists – coming out to destroy them is one further proof of the inborn treachery. The Iraqis and the Iranian suicidal war was the first one. Soon the others will hit the news because there can never be, as the Israelis say, something called Arab or global Islamic unity. Deception and treachery is in the blood of the people of the Religion of the Sword, Blood and Revenge. Islamists fighting each other today is adequate evidence of this. We will see more of this as the months pass by.

            But worry not. Our Muslims will fall into line despite all their brouhaha – in as they surrendered on the Halal Certificate issue
            after generating a great deal of heat.

            Very soon Burma/Myanmar is likely to capture the headlines in the world.They have discovered the enemy within. Sadly, our neighbours the Maldives will remain in the trap. Because once they take over, there is no chance of a change.

            Backlash

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              The campaign of the Tamil anti-Muslim lunatic fringe racists to stop me being published has failed miserably.But Backie keeps foaming at the mouth and barking.I continue to be published. Time you acknowledged failure, Backie. – IH – IH

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                I wondered if I should dignify this inconvenient and boring Izeth Hussain with a response to his usual trash. But in order to further expose his inherent racial prejudices, let me cite the fact he goes about displaying his clear anti-Tamil venom calling me names while he has absolutely no clue what community I belong to. Yet, he continues to quote Nesiah and Fr. Emmanuel as his Tamil references. As to his belief of my trying to prevent him being published that, as I have earlier declared, is farthest from the truth. By all means let him write in these columns or published in fastly declining dailies. The response of readers is a clear indication of what they think of his writing.

                If there is any “failure” at all on my part in my engagements with him, it may be I am not as forthcoming as I should be in employing much harsher language responding to a derelict has-been – whose diplomacy, analyses, writing have all been subjects of
                criticism and mockery.

                Backlash

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                  Come off it Backie – you know my quality, my quality not as boastfully declared by myself but as attested by others, including not just Devanesan and Fr SJE but by other Tamils as well in direct communication to me. What about the Tamil expatriate paper in Canada that took the trouble to publish two of my articles in Tamil translation?
                  You now seem to be denying that you are Tamil. You didn’t do that before. Why not? I notice a sudden improvement in the quality of your prose, though the contents still consist of the same backflash and the backwash. Is a new individual writing under the name of Backlash? Is he a servitor of the Zionists? If not he must declare his name instead of cowering behind a nom- de – plume. Come on – fight in the open, Backie boy. What’s your name? – IH

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                    Izeth Hussain’s analytical conclusion as to my identity as well resort to a pen name are, characteristically, far off the mark
                    like his regular analyses on this and that. It is not surprising many writers-journos in the country, critical of the regime – at least that murderous regime of the Rajapakses – chose the safety of anonymity to keep body and soul together. One recalls Lasantha W, Ekneligoda among many others who would have been in the land of the living if they were only more discreet in a near Police State where the citizen has to be protected from the Police and the State. Frederica and many others have fled to save their dear lives.

                    As to the unnecessary mention of Zionists in your response, this is sufficient proof that Muslims all over the world, from young age, are brainwashed to hate the Jews and Israel in what goes as a “peaceful religion” in which revenge, barbarity and blood are central. Your early Islamic education, friend, has not failed you. You have learnt the art of hating well. How is that now the Muslim faithful do not engage in their regular raucous Tamasha of mocking the Israelis in demos opposite the U.S. Embassy at Colpetty in Colombo after Friday’s Jumma prayers. Mossad, now active and omnipresent in Sri Lanka to the good of the country, knew how to teach these false Muslim warriors a lesson. Looks like they have chosen the right local partnership for the job as well. This explains why the cantankerous Muslims, lead by Saudi-returned half-baked Wahabi imams, have now gone eerily silent. It is clear local Muslims have been taught a lesson not to mess around with the tough and brainy Israelis. First the disgrace of the forced withdrawal of the Halal Certification and now this. It looks like bad time for the Islamic Fundamentalists here. Let’s see if they will put up a show if the Indo-Pak Cricket matches take place in Colombo. From the grapevine we learn Dutugemunu’s avatars too are waiting for the day for their own share of Tamasha.

                    Good-day

                    Backlash

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                      I concur with you my assessment of IH after reading few of his articles here is the same as yours.

                      Now I dont bother to read his articel.

                      I get a gist of it by reading the comments posted

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                      Backie – I won’t bother with your irrelevant remarks. What is important is that you have let the cat out of the bag. Your absurd remark that “revenge, barbarity, and blood are central” to Islam. shows that you are an Islamophobe of the nastiest sort. That has certainly been at the root of most of the Tamil attacks on me. Anyway thanks for providing material for an article on Tamil Islamophobia. – IH

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                    Izeth Hussain, my friend. You maliciously call me Islamophobic. Sadly, this Islamic Fundamentalism – or Wahabism, if you like – has brought the entire world against the Muslims in the past few decades – notably in Non-Muslim countries where they live. Whatever happened to that peaceful, welcoming and secular Muslims we studied, grew up, worked and did commerce with. What made savage beasts of a comely lad and lass namedRizwan Farook and Tashleen Malik of Pakistani origin – having found a peaceful and welcome home in San Bernardino. Farook emerges out of, of all places, a Christmas Party and dinner to return a little later, with his young wife, and snuff the life out of over 2 dozen and maime just as many of his colleagues and fellow-diners in California this week. It is that culture that turned you into a congenital Jew-Israel hater from your young days that turned this charming couple to commit this diabolic deed in the name of a religion and a God. And you call us names?

                    An educated Muslim apologist comes on CNN just now and tries to even matters out stating of nearly 300 gun-related killings in the USA this year only were carried out by Muslims. What warped and evil logic? His weak excuse was that most of them were committed by white Christian Americans. What has he got to say to the simultaneous attacks in Paris – and earlier in Britain – several times, in Holland, Australia, Norway, Spain etc., Why do men like you and Latheef Farook in these pages defend the indefensible making you objects of mockery and revulsion? If the Islamic world has declared war on the non-Islamic world – as Dr. Samuel Huntington warned in the early 1980s – it is nothing but natural they will be resisted by the rest of the tolerant, sane, just world that has no intention of going back to the Stone Age and savagery. And you, friend, bet that is on.

                    Therefore, in future don’t waste your time trying to rupture relations between Tamils-Sinhalese and Lankan Muslims.
                    Yours, as well as Latheef Farook’s, is a hopeless and lost case. Fortunately, there are good Muslims like Mr. Ameen Ali, among us, whose decency and civility will win the day for the large number of harmless and unconnected Muslims. I have warned in these pages Muslim adventurists like you and Latheef Farook will bring enormous harm and gain much derision to your community than good through your irresponsible and provocative writings and shallow analysis.

                    May peace be with you and sanity return.

                    Backlash

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    Tamils accused Sinhala people for every LTTE atrocity. Hussein thinks, it is others who are wrong because some Muslims are barbarians.

    ISIL claimed responsibility after gunmen killed one Shia Muslim and wounded three others at a mosque in Bangladesh, a US monitoring website said on Friday. It was the second assault targeting the religious minority in a month.

    However, a Bangladeshi official denied that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was operating in the South Asian nation of 160 million people.

    Three masked attackers entered the Imam Khomeini mosque in Haripur village and began shooting indiscriminately before escaping, witnesses told Al Jazeera. At least 20 people were saying evening prayers at the time on Thursday.

    Two suspects were arrested in connection with the attack in Bogra district, 125 kilometres northest of the capital Dhaka, according to local media reports.

    The US-based intelligence group SITE, which monitors the communications of armed groups, said ISIL had taken responsibility online for the mosque assault.

    But Muntasirul Islam, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said he doubted the veracity of ISIL’s statements, adding past claims by the group could not be corroborated.

    “We have spoken to the media before, categorically denying ISIL’s claims in the past. Investigating agencies did not find any relations with the murder of bloggers and foreign nationals to outside terrorist organisations,” Islam told Al Jazeera.

    Seventy-year-old Moazzem Hossain – the mosque’s muezzin, the man who calls Muslims for prayer – died shortly after being admitted to a local hospital.

    ISIL has claimed responsibility for the murder of two foreign nationals in recent months, as well as the grisly killings of several bloggers.

    On October 24, ISIL claimed responsibility for a series of blasts targeting Shia Muslims in Dhaka during a religious procession, killing one person.

    But Islam told Al Jazeera that local armed groups were behind past attacks, not ISIL. “They use the name of Islamic of State [of Iraq and the Levant] to attract media attention,” he said.

    Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said those carrying out attacks are not real Muslims.

    “Killing people during prayers at mosques is not a job done by a true Muslim … nor is suicide a job of a true Muslim,” she was quoted as saying.

    Amid rising threat to foreign nationals, Australia on Friday asked its citizens to voluntarily leave Bangladesh, adding that it would withdraw government-funded volunteers by December 31.

    Seventy-year-old Moazzem Hossain – the mosque’s muezzin – died shortly after being admitted to a local hospital

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      Jom,

      Make no mistake, the Sinhala have fundamentally wronged the Tamils. Please do not compare apples with pears!

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        Were there tamils in North before dutch established Tamils there ?

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          For a regular commentator in CT – not necessarily a well-informed one – Jim Softy exposes incredible ignorance when he asks “Were there Tamils in the North before Dutch established Tamils here”
          For starters, let him study about (King) Sankiliyan even before the Dutch showed up. I am sure Jimmy knows the Portugese were here long before the Dutch. Some basic research on the Thiruketheeswaram Temple will help Jim’s educational process quite a bit.

          Pandaranayagam

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          The Tamils had their kingdom in the North since the 13th century. You are such a Buddhist bigot who refuses to learn history. Go back to Bangladesh where you came from.

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    Izeth Hussain

    RE: Paris 2015 & Islamophobia – II

    The Wahhabi Phobia is Real. Here is an Example of the Damage That is being Done by the Wahhabis, and the Idiots who are trying to White Wash The Iblis, Devil Following Wahhabis.

    Why not write to the Media about this Gross Violation of Change of Punishment,in Order to accommodate the Devil Following Saudi Wahhabis. Expose these Wahhabi Devil Following who have infected the Muslims with their lies.

    Expose, Expose and Expose, these Wahhabi Salafi innovations.

    SL Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Approves Stoning to Death of SL House Maid

    Newly appointed Sri Lankan ambassador to Saudi Arabia Azmi Thassim has criticized the local media for their comments on Saudi law of stoning to death.
    Recently a Sri Lankan house maid was sentenced to death by stoning in Saudi Arabia for alleged relationship with another Si Lankan. Media has criticized the law as inhuman. But the SL ambassador Azmi Thassim depending the saudi decision has told Arab News published in Jedda that “the problem lies with the lack of awareness of local laws. If someone is not happy with the laws of Kingdom, they should choose not to come.”
    In fact what the SL Ambassador saying is that the women who is to be stoned to death should not have come to Saudi Arabia and we need to respect the decision of stoning her to death , commented a female human rights defender. Human rights are universal and stoning to death is being condemned world wide today, she further said.
    Speaking at the Sri Lankan International School in Jeddah he has futher said that “our country is looking forward to a positive change and it is our duty as citizens to work together to put the country first, It is as important to start educating our community back in Sri Lanka that they should understand and respect the laws of Saudi Arabia.”
    Arab News says that the Ambassador Thassim decried attacks on the rules and regulations of the Kingdom in the Sri Lankan media, He has said that media criticisms can harm our relationship with Saudi Arabia.
    “This can harm our relationship with Saudi Arabia,” he said. “The problem lies with the lack of awareness of local laws. If someone is not happy with the laws of Kingdom, they should choose not to come.”

    He also Follows the Iblis Devil Satan Following Wahhhabis of Saudi Arabia who are Innovating Islam To fit their Satanic Needs.

    Idiot Thassium, Stoning to Death is NOT there in the Quran.

    “This is a chapter We have sent down and made obligatory. We have sent down clear revelations in it so that you may take heed: flog the male and the female adulterers and fornicators (الزانية والزاني) one hundred times. Do not let compassion for them keep you from carrying out Allah’s law if you believe in Allah and the Last Day – and ensure a group of believers witnesses the punishment.” (Qur’an 24:2)

    http://www.quranicpath.com/misconceptions/adultery_punishment.html

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    ” I can provide more details of course but that is not going to convince the Islamophobe.”

    Thank you.

    Soma

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    Izeth Hussain

    Paris 2015 & Islamophobia – II

    What we have is a set of Blinders that have been committed by the West…Read

    I know Isis fighters. Western bombs falling on Raqqa will fill them with joy
    Jürgen Todenhöfer

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/27/bomb-isis-west-learned-nothign-from-war-terror-defeat-muslim-world-equal-partner

    They would have a good chance of winning battles there too. These fanatical fighters have excellent military training and love death. Western soldiers love life. The west cannot beat Isis with military means.

    But there are ways to beat Isis. First, America has to stop Gulf states delivering weapons to the terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

    Second, the west has to help Turkey seal its long border with the “Islamic State”, to stop the flow of new fighters joining Isis.

    Third, Isis can only exist because it has managed to ally itself with the suppressed Sunni population of Iraq and Syria. They are the water that carries the Isis project. If the west managed to bring about a national reconciliation in Iraq and Syria, and integrate Sunnis (which in Iraq would have to include former Ba’athists) into political life, Isis would be finished, like a fish out of water.

    Is it really so hard to see that the attempt to defeat terrorism with wars has failed? That we have to rethink the war on terror? That we have to finally start treating the Muslim world as true partners, and not as a cheap petrol station we can raid when we feel like it? Bombing civilians will recruit new terrorists. Again and again.

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    Izeth Hussain

    Paris 2015 & Islamophobia – II

    You should focus on the double standards of the West, the Wahhanis and others.

    Until them all the Muslim Donkeys will be fooled along with the
    and western Donkeys

    RE: (Who Created IS? FIND OUT HERE) – NATO – Russia – Syria – US – Israel – WW3

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pixL_Iki_P4

    Published on Nov 21, 2015
    This Video was first published in October from Sheikh Imran Hosein who warned that ISIS is a Western Zionist created organisation in order to carry out their dirty work for them. The Sheikh also warned that NATO could not let Russia intervene in Syria and ruin their plans and warned of something happening to give NATO an excuse to get more involved in the Syrian conflict. A month later we witnessed the Paris attacks which was just that an excuse to intervene in Syria and go head to head with Russia who are already in Syria. Than shortly after Turkey a NATO member shot down a Russian Warplane in Syria which was done by NATO to provoke Russia. All this will eventually lead the world to a nuclear world war. It could happen as early as within a year.

    This is a educational video with the purpose of promoting social, political and economic awareness. Videos which contain copyrighted material which use in accordance with US Copyright Law 17 U.S.C. Section 107 “Fair Use” is allowed for the purposes of criticism, commenting, news reporting, teaching, and or research and is not an infringement of copyright”.

    “Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for -fair use- for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use.”

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    Poor Izeth. He is attempting to prove the unprovable. Why doesnt he read the Quran? In it he will find the so-called ‘sword verses’. ISIS are following the dictates of those verses exactly.
    As for the west not murdering people merely because they insulted someone else’s beliefs, Izeth, that is not ‘spiritual impoverishment’ it is called civilized behaviour. If my god and/or prophets are as great as I believe, how can mere ink on paper or just words diminish them?

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    David Wei, you are right. Christians are not touched by insults to our God.We are not impoverished. Our God is invulnerable. He Himself was insulted and battered right here on earth- and rose above these. Why should we worry?

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    This is the ideal time that the west should started to think about their tolerance and human rights ..these have no place in fanatic Islam …created to correct Arabs who lived worse than barbarians …during 4th century

    The west should and must demand muslims who require asylum in their countries to convert themselves to Christinity …

    Why the hell these muslims flock to West ?

    Why can’t they go to Saudi Arabia guardian of pure Islam where there are enough space to take all Muslims …

    West should stop taking muslims else these states are committing suicide ..

    These Muslims now beg at the boarders in European countries the moment they are allowed they demand halal food ..prayer hall …then these Muslims think about butchering the feeding hands…such a religion which has no place in this civilized world .

    Cheers

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    There are only two or three countries in the world that have Buddhist Fanatics.
    There are only two or three countries in the world that have Hindu Fanatics.
    There are only two or three countries in the world that have Christian Fanatics.
    But there are twenty or thirty countries in the world that have Islamic Fanatics.

    Islam is the most regimented and organized religion in the world with the most rigid ‘code of conduct’ for its followers. Every Friday all male Muslims have to attend the mosque where they get brainwashed thoroughly by the Mullahs. It also has the Koran which lends itself to so many different interpretations unlike the holy books of other religions, which are in comparison more precisely worded.

    The followers of Islam are expected to swallow unquestioningly everything that is written in the Koran hook, line and sinker despite the fact that there does not seem to be much authenticity about the cast of characters or the scribes who recorded the events. Anyway, what is needed is a sensible code of conduct for the adherents. So, just as the New Testament was brought forth to replace the Old Testament, a New Koran must be written by a world congress of enlightened Islamic scholars to replace the current obsolete Koran.

    Inshallah!

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      Muniyandy. What you wish for Islam will never happen because it is blasphemous to question the writings in the Quran. What is patently obvious is (a) The Quran was written 800 years after the death of Mohamed and (b) The archaic Arabic that it was written in is subject to hundreds of interpretations and it is inevitable that some of the tenets are simply outrageous in the modern world.E.g. Death to apostasy and infidels and the ubiquitous torturous Shariah Laws.

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    ARE MUSLIMS FUNDAMENTALISTS AND TERRORISTS?

    Question:

    Why are most of the Muslims fundamentalists and terrorists?

    Answer:

    This question is often hurled at Muslims, either directly or indirectly, during any discussion on religion or world affairs. Muslim stereotypes are perpetuated in every form of the media accompanied by gross misinformation about Islam and Muslims. In fact, such misinformation and false propaganda often leads to discrimination and acts of violence against Muslims. A case in point is the anti-Muslim campaign in the American media following the Oklahoma bomb blast, where the press was quick to declare a ‘Middle Eastern conspiracy’ behind the attack. The culprit was later identified as a soldier from the American Armed Forces.

    Let us analyze this allegation of ‘fundamentalism’ and ‘terrorism’:

    1. Definition of the word ‘fundamentalist’

    A fundamentalist is a person who follows and adheres to the fundamentals of the doctrine or theory he is following. For a person to be a good doctor, he should know, follow, and practice the fundamentals of medicine. In other words, he should be a fundamentalist in the field of medicine. For a person to be a good mathematician, he should know, follow and practice the fundamentals of mathematics. He should be a fundamentalist in the field of mathematics. For a person to be a good scientist, he should know, follow and practice the fundamentals of science. He should be a fundamentalist in the field of science.

    2. Not all ‘fundamentalists’ are the same

    One cannot paint all fundamentalists with the same brush. One cannot categorize all fundamentalists as either good or bad. Such a categorization of any
    fundamentalist will depend upon the field or activity in which he is a fundamentalist. A fundamentalist robber or thief causes harm to society and is therefore undesirable. A fundamentalist doctor, on the other hand, benefits society and earns much respect.

    3. I am proud to be a Muslim fundamentalist

    I am a fundamentalist Muslim who, by the grace of Allah, knows, follows and strives to practice the fundamentals of Islam as best as is required. A true Muslim does not shy away from being a fundamentalist. I am proud to be a fundamentalist Muslim because, I know that the fundamentals of Islam are beneficial to humanity and the whole world. There is not a single fundamental of Islam that causes harm or is against the interests of the human race as a whole. Many people harbour misconceptions about Islam and consider several teachings of Islam to be unfair or improper. This is due to insufficient and incorrect knowledge of Islam. If one critically analyzes the teachings of Islam with an open mind, one cannot escape the fact that Islam is full of benefits both at the individual and collective levels.

    4. Dictionary meaning of the word ‘fundamentalist’

    According to Webster’s dictionary ‘fundamentalism’ was a movement in American Protestanism that arose in the earlier part of the 20th century. It was a reaction to modernism, and stressed the infallibility of the Bible, not only in matters of faith and morals but also as a literal historical record. It stressed on belief in the Bible as the literal word of God. Thus fundamentalism was a word initially used for a group of Christians who believed that the Bible was the verbatim word of God without any errors and mistakes.

    According to the Oxford dictionary ‘fundamentalism’ means ‘strict maintenance of ancient or fundamental doctrines of any religion, especially Islam’.

    Today the moment a person uses the word fundamentalist he thinks of a Muslim who is a terrorist.

    5. Every Muslim should be a terrorist

    Every Muslim should be a terrorist. A terrorist is a person who causes terror. The moment a robber sees a policeman he is terrified. A policeman is a terrorist for the robber. Similarly every Muslim should be a terrorist for the antisocial elements of society, such as thieves, dacoits and rapists. Whenever such an anti-social element sees a Muslim, he should be terrified. It is true that the word ‘terrorist’ is generally used for a person who causes terror among the common people. But a true Muslim should only be a terrorist to selective people i.e. anti-social elements, and not to the common innocent people. In fact a Muslim should be a source of peace for innocent people.

    6. Different labels given to the same individual for the same action, i.e. ‘terrorist’ and ‘patriot’

    Before India achieved independence from British rule, some freedom fighters of India who did not subscribe to non-violence were labeled as terrorists by the British government. The same individuals have been lauded by Indians for the same activities and hailed as ‘patriots’. Thus two different labels have been given to the same people for the same set of actions. One is calling him a terrorist while the other is calling him a patriot. Those who believed that Britain had a right to rule over India called these people terrorists, while those who were of the view that Britain had no right to rule India called them patriots and freedom fighters.

    It is therefore important that before a person is judged, he is given a fair hearing. Both sides of the argument should be heard, the situation should be analyzed, and the reason and the intention of the person should be taken into account, and then the person can be judged accordingly.

    7. Islam means peace

    Islam is derived from the word ‘salaam’ which means peace. It is a religion of peace whose fundamentals teach its followers to maintain and promote peace throughout the world.

    Thus every Muslim should be a fundamentalist i.e. he should follow the fundamentals of the Religion of Peace: Islam. He should be a terrorist only towards the antisocial elements in order to promote peace and justice in the society.

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    Mr.Izeth Hussein.You and your ilk were conspicuously quiet when the Buddhist Bamiyan statues were being destroyed in the name of Islam. You were also quiet when hundreds of Churches were being destroyed in Egypt also in the name of Islam. You dislike the West but it was the West that saved the Muslims in Kosovo, Bosnia and Estonia when being ethnic cleansed by the Serbs etc. Even France after suffering the recent atrocities by ISIS is still insisting on welcoming 30,000 Syrian refugees, irrespective of religion. In contrast, not a single Arab state has let in even a single refugee. Mr. Hussein, all these secular nations and their press and comedians thrive on satire disrespecting everybody and everything that is held in awe. The Danish carttonists or Charlie Hebdo did not warrant your ire. It is time you accepted that or relocate yourself to live with the Bedouins in the Arab desert.

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    Mr. Hussein:

    Buddhism teaches introspection insteand of looking fault at others.

    YOU need to accept ISIS and other muslims groups are doing what ever they do in the name of Islam.

    YOu need to understand Islamis still young, ISlam has to learn and change.

    At least some muslims who have learned from Hinduism are lucky.

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    Guys please give Uncle Izeth a break. He was hoping for a RanilSagala couple appointment as Ambassador. But he has always condemned Wahabi Salafist Saudi based backward tribalism of uneducated Arabs and their blind followers across the world. His warnings are timely because Saudi Arabia is exporting this brand of Sunni Wahabism and brainwashing people even in Ceylon.

    I’d rather see his honest views on ISLAMIC JIHADIST of ISIL or DAESH. He is a Tamil Ceylonese who speaks Tamil not Arabic. I appreciate his explicit in his condemnation of Islamic Terrorism.

    Mr. Izeth Hussain is honest. He condemns Jihadi islamists but of course attacks Jews and spins things but we know where he and Hilmy stand on Jihadis of ISIL. Hilmy was man enough to condemn it here. It is that other Lateef fellow who wants to support Jihadis. Lateef promotes hate like the other guys who want all muslim women to wear ARAB black veils and all black costumes in hot humid Sri Lanka for no purpose when The Quran nor Mohammed said to wear Black. Head scarf like modest moderate muslims and modest clothing is not the same as this terrifying Black Abaya clad clueless Ceylonese backward muslim women who are forced to do by their husbands who worked in Saudi Arabia.

    Will all Muslim journalists in Ceylon respond write and say “I CONDEMN ISIL; I THINK THE ATTACK IN BANGLADESH on a Shia mosque IS WRONG”.

    MORE ARAB muslims have killed fellow ARAB muslims than others. Start with Damned Saddam and his 9 year war with Iran. Over a million dead. Start with Taleban and ISIL murder, rape, and sexual slavery of anyone other than a Sunni Wahabi.

    I dare you.

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    “a long tradition of secularism and anti-religion in the West dating from the eighteenth century and even earlier. That is not something that we need to emulate. “

    The people in the west are apparently more intelligent for denouncing organized Religion which is a farce. The savagery in the Arab world citing religion or in the name of Religion for a larger part does not happen in the west. We can be religious without belonging to any. It is those misguided who thinks Religion is needed for morality. The writer is certainly one.

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    ISIS and the Syrian Free Army are one and the same. ISIS soldiers are turks. ISIS sell oil looted from Syria to ISrael and to Turkey. that Money goes to US to get weapons.

    Syria need to go because Syria is friendly with IRan.

    IRan is smart and is not getting caught to west.

    Some of the ISIS soldiers who say Allhau akbar should be christians.

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    THE PEW Forecast on Projections of World religions by 2050

    The religious profile of the world is rapidly changing, driven primarily by differences in fertility rates and the size of youth populations among the world’s major religions, as well as by people switching faiths. Over the next four decades, Christians will remain the largest religious group, but Islam will grow faster than any other major religion. If current trends continue, by 2050 the number of Muslims will nearly equal the number of Christians around the world.

    Atheists, agnostics and other people who do not affiliate with any religion – though increasing in countries such as the United States and France – will make up a declining share of the world’s total population.

    The global Buddhist population will be about the same size it was in 2010, while the Hindu and Jewish populations will be larger than they are today.

    In Europe, Muslims will make up 10% of the overall population. India will retain a Hindu majority but also will have the largest Muslim population of any country in the world, surpassing Indonesia. In the United States, Christians will decline from more than three-quarters of the population in 2010 to two-thirds in 2050, and Judaism will no longer be the largest non-Christian religion. Muslims will be more numerous in the U.S. than people who identify as Jewish on the basis of religion.

    Four out of every 10 Christians in the world will live in sub-Saharan Africa.
    These are among the global religious trends highlighted in new demographic projections by the Pew Research Center. The projections take into account the current size and geographic distribution of the world’s major religions, age differences, fertility and mortality rates, international migration and patterns in conversion.

    As of 2010, Christianity was by far the world’s largest religion, with an estimated 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a third (31%) of all 6.9 billion people on Earth. Islam was second, with 1.6 billion adherents, or 23% of the global population.

    If current demographic trends continue, however, Islam will nearly catch up by the middle of the 21st century. Between 2010 and 2050, the world’s total population is expected to rise to 9.3 billion, a 35% increase.1 Over that same period, Muslims – a comparatively youthful population with high fertility rates – are projected to increase by 73%. The number of Christians also is projected to rise, but more slowly, at about the same rate (35%) as the global population overall.

    As a result, according to the Pew Research projections, by 2050 there will be near parity between Muslims (2.8 billion, or 30% of the population) and Christians (2.9 billion, or 31%), possibly for the first time in history.2

    With the exception of Buddhists, all of the world’s major religious groups are poised for at least some growth in absolute numbers in the coming decades. The global Buddhist population is expected to be fairly stable because of low fertility rates and aging populations in countries such as China, Thailand and Japan.

    Worldwide, the Hindu population is projected to rise by 34%, from a little over 1 billion to nearly 1.4 billion, roughly keeping pace with overall population growth. Jews, the smallest religious group for which separate projections were made, are expected to grow 16%, from a little less than 14 million in 2010 to 16.1 million worldwide in 2050.

    And all other religions combined – an umbrella category that includes Baha’is, Jains, Sikhs, Taoists and many smaller faiths – are projected to increase 6%, from a total of approximately 58 million to more than 61 million over the same period.3

    While growing in absolute size, however, folk religions, Judaism and “other religions” (the umbrella category considered as a whole) will not keep pace with global population growth. Each of these groups is projected to make up a smaller percentage of the world’s population in 2050 than it did in 2010.

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      Islam will implode before then. Look at most Muslim countries today. Pew did not forecast politicAl trends, only population growth rates.

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        Who cares about politics? What is important is what will happen in the after life and where will we end up with our religion, where will it take us – to Paradise or to hell? Watch on YTube why people accepting Islam in their hordes, under search ‘My journey into Islam’. What made the Muslim name Mohammed to become the most often used name, to register new born infants in the UK last year. And all this in spite of the negative fallout caused by IS in Syria.

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          Marwan

          “What is important is what will happen in the after life and where will we end up with our religion, where will it take us – to Paradise or to hell?”

          Does it matter whether I end up in hell or paradise. What matter is we all want to have a descent life where we are now. After life is unknown so lets not make fool of ourselves.

          In my short life on this earth I am ever to meet someone who went to paradise and returned to tell his life in Paradise.

          Lets live in this earth and live well.

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          Marwan, tell me, for argument’s sake, why non Muslims should not degrade and destroy Islam when they are infinitely more powerful in every aspect and the Muslims owe their existence to non Muslims.

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          Marwan is delusional, day-dreaming and, not unusually, trying to mislead readers. Islam is on the run everywhere except where they are in the majority – that sadly now includes nearby Maldive Islands. These islands were secular only a few decades ago and now under the medieval Sharia.

          That media report that Mohamed is the name that most babies carry today in the UK is made more derisively than as a compliment. That is a subtle reminder to the British public that a small immigrant minority is now a threat to the interest of all Britons where the latter increases its numbers as part of a well engineered plan in baby explosion – part of a global conspiracy to Islamise the world. The media also reports Muslims have never been seen as negatively as they are today in hitherto welcoming and accommodating Britain.

          Rumad

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    Islam is the most modern of religions but with the most primitive concepts and the most barbaric of practices.Bensen

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    “Islam is the most modern of religions but with the most primitive concepts and the most barbaric of practices” writes Bensen Bernere. It is only those ignorant children and retards used by Islamic extremists like that Pakistani assassin Kasam Asab (Bombay carnage) who believe this and the con Islamic fundamentalism spreads whoever kills a Jew or an infidel will go to paradise where 62 virgins await them. The truth is, until a few years ago, Islam was the most despised “religion” in the world. Since the recent Paris events this global overview has multiplied. As most European Parliamentarians believe “Islam is a mental condition” except to those features and sayings Islam has borrowed from Judaism and Christianity to give Islam validity and a human face.

    Rumad

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      Rumad, you are mad alright to write such things about Islam and Muslims. When a Christian commits murder, do you castigate the entire Christian faith or its followers? When a Muslim commits it, he is identified as a terrorist, but when it is committed by a Christian, his act is simply identified as a felony or homicide. That is the difference.

      What ISIS did in Paris is nothing to do with Islam, but when compared to what French governments have been doing with all the killings of innocent men, women and children using drones and advanced fighter jets, where each bomb worth three hundred thousand dollars are dropped on 10 dollar worth tents, what do you expect? NO,I don’t support ISIS and vehemently condemn their atrocious acts of killing unarmed and innocent civilians, but their government is reaping the benefits of what it sowed. More bombings will only create more enemies in the long run, at least in the form of lone wolves, but no one is willing to openly expose these double standards and the sheer hypocrisy.

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        Marwan,

        The time of denials, deception and the spread of falsehood by the global Islamic brotherhood in that conspiracy to take-over the world is coming to an end. The world, and particularly the liberal, tolerant and Western world, after years of accommodation, suffering
        and planned undermining of host societies is now waking up. That international and centrally-planned conspiracy financed by Saudi oil wealth to Islamise the world – will fail. The Liberal Party of Australia may be the first important body to openly call for the banning of Muslim immigrants to the country. Some European countries are already taking steps in this direction.

        Naturally, apologists like you – paid for or otherwise – will protest. But, friend, the game is up. You know that all too well.

        Rumad

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    Izeth Hussain’s statement that irrationality, fanaticism, intolerance etc. is not integral to Islam, (or any religion, for that matter) is appreciated. It is also true that if you insult someone, you should expect repercussions, especially in regard to sensitive issues like religion. Yet, there are certain points that need to be clarified. If a Buddha statue is vandalized in Sri Lanka or a Krishna statue in India, there is likely to be even violent reactions but these would happen in the home countries, where Buddhists and Hindus respectively, are in the majority. If such desecration happens in a foreign country, the worst that would happen is protests in front of the relevant foreign embassy and some attacks on the country’s business interests in the home country. Similar events happening in Islamic countries and similar reactions thereto in the home country, is understandable. However, in the case of the Charlie Hebdo and the more recent Paris attacks, the position is different. Here is an European, non-Islamic country, which has opened its gates to immigrants, including a large number of Muslims, having to suffer violent attacks from foreign Muslim groups resulting in many deaths. France and most countries in Europe are traditionally Christian nations and by Izeth’s own admission even insults to Christ would not be taken too seriously and there will be little reaction, in the present day. So, attacks by immigrant groups in a country’s own soil will not be taken lightly, especially when such country has been accommodating large number of immigrants. This is not the first time that Muslim terrorist groups have been indulging in such violence. Of course Izeth’s point about the duplicity, double standards and hyprocisy of the USA and its Western allies is totally justifiable. There is hardly any hue and cry raised when the US and NATO allies indiscriminately attack certain countries in the Middle East which do not go along with them.

    It must also be stated that Islamomania, especially amongst certain extremist Muslim groups has largely contributed to Islamophobia, mostly in the West. Because of the importance given to proselytizing in Islam, even amongst many so called moderate Muslims there is surreptitiousness in regard to matters of conversion, just like in Christianity. An example of this was the discussion the Pakistani opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad had with Tillekeratne Dilshan whilst walking off the field after a match. Dilshan’s father is a Muslim but he preferred to follow his mother’s religion of Buddhism and changed his name accordingly. Even though this was very personal discussion, it was somehow heard over some microphone where Shehzad had urged Dilshan to convert to Islam so that he would be assured of a cushy life in paradise ever after, after death, come what may. This is not a stray incident but epitomizes the mind set of many Muslims, though not all. Even Christians had this mind set, especially in the dark ages and it has somewhat faded away today, though not completely. Unless there is sincere tolerance and acceptance of the validity of every religion, without attempts at proselytizing and conversions, there is likely to be continued violence in the world. This holds true for political and social ideologies as well.

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      There is absolutely no harm intended in asking a former brother of Islam if he would reconsider and revert back to Islam. Surely, as long lost friends would chat up and try to meet together for old times sake, what is wrong if this happened to be along those same lines. The journo who recorded their passing remarks made a mountain out of molehill by giving it maximum airplay with a crooked motive. That was all that it was, and the gullible fell for it. If an opportunity arises, any Muslim would have done the same thing, and it would have been done for Dilshan’s own sake, since there is a plausible rumour that he was offered the job if he was willing to excommunicate himself from Islam and accepted Buddhism as his religion, in order to play cricket for the country.

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        Marwan

        What was spoken by Shehzad to Dilshan was heard and got recorded over a microphone and there is no need for crooked motives by anyone for what was clearly heard and there is nothing gullible about it, when it’s plain and simple. The only crooked motive was by those who cooked up some “plausible rumour” (as you call it) of Dilshan being promised to be allowed to play for the country if he changed his religion from Islam to Buddhism, which is totally unsubstantiated. This is absolute nonsense. Dilshan has been one of the finest players for Sri Lanka in the past few years and earned his place for his consistent performances. There had been other Muslims who have played for SL during this time and they did not have any problems. It’s just that they could retain their places at times because of inconsistent performances. There are many Christian players in the side, including the present captain who is not even a Sinhalese. Dilshan’s father is Malay and his mother a Sinhala Buddhist and even though Dilshan was given a Muslim name at birth, he followed some Buddhist practices with his mother, from a young age and did not practice Islam. All what he did was to change his name, to fall in line with what he was practicing.

        I did not state that any harm was intended by Shehzad in his chat. It is just that he is an example of some so called moderate Muslims who have been brought up with a narrow mind set of proselytizing and conversion. Hypothetically, even if Dilshan was a practicing Muslim who had changed his religious practice to some other religion, it is an insult to the other religion to entice him back to Islam by stating that he will have to suffer or face fire or whatever, if he didn’t. It is one thing to teach a religion to someone who is interested in knowing about it and another matter to try and convert someone surreptitiously, who is not interested.

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      Sammy – thanks for your enlightened comment My position on the Charlie Hebdo attack is identical with that of the Pope. When asked about it, his reply was that if you insult somebody you have to expect a reaction. He did not approve of that reaction. Nor do I. I would disapprove of a violent reaction even within Sri Lanka. The reaction should be within the bounds of the law.
      I would wholeheartedly agree that Muslim migrants to France should respect French laws and norms and try to integrate. What is France? It is not just a geographical entity, not just a conglomeration of French citizens. It is the creation of the french people, after centuries of sweat and blood and tears.It is a country worth emigrating to. If some of the Muslim migrants don’t want to integrate, they should be told to eff off eff off eff off.
      I think you’ve got it wrong about the Dilshan episode. The Muslims in Sri Lanka have never engaged in proselytization. – IH

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        “The Muslims in Sri Lanka have never engaged in proselytization”
        This statement by the controversial Izeth Hussain is calculated to deceive. There are thousands of cases of dalit Lankan “Indian” Estate workers and their relatives who have been converted, even in Colombo, to Islam. This is a phenomena of recent origin consistent with the arrival of what is known as Islamic Fundamentalism in the island.

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          I missed to point out these conversion of those Tamils of Estate origin were all on monetary considerations. In other words, these poor folk were bribed to convert to Islam. It may have happened in the case of Sinhalese as well.

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          Backlash “There are thousands of cases of dalit Lankan “Indian” Estate workers and their relatives who have been converted, even in Colombo, to Islam”

          ah so only Inddian origin Lankan Dlait have been converted
          is there any Sinhalease who were not converted?

          I doubt people in Sri Lanka and in India are converted to Islam forcibly. In this region people who convert to Islam do it on their own accord.

          A R Rahman the internatioally acclaimed Oscar Winning muscian converted to Islam on his own accord.

          Dilshan rejected Islam to play cricket for Sri Lanka. He knew as a Muslim he stood little chance to paly for Sri Lanka.
          Mubarak and Maharoof are two talented Muslim cricketers not consitently give a chance.

          Converting to Islam is not a bad thing.
          Islam is not bad religion.
          Budddhism is not a bad religion.

          Sri Lankan Buddhism and ISIS Islam are the bad religion.

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            Rajash

            “I doubt people in Sri Lanka and in India are converted to Islam forcibly. “

            Paranoid saffron clad thugs in Hindia are up in arms against Muslims for Jihadhi love conversion.

            There are only a few cases in this island where women marrying to Muslim men are not being converted to Islam. Most women are being converted to Islam just before the wedding or after it. Men’s family keeps pressuring the newly wed women, on 24/7/52 basis.

            Some succumb to mental cruelty and convert some leave the country and settle in western countries.

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              rare case of uneducated and backward families?

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            Thank you, Rajash. I didn’t say the conversions engaged physical force or intimidation in the cases I referred to. Money was the main consideration in the Lankan cases I mentioned to. The 75-year old Watcher of a relative – an Estate Christian – regretted all 3 of his sons became Muslims – for money. All 3 boys live in Colombo.

            A.R. Rahman is a different case. Although he had a Hindu father, his mother was Muslim and he voluntarily became a Muslim on a religious issue. Nothing wrong with that exceptional case. Even Musician Ilayaraja’s son converted and re-married now to a Muslim girl in Chennai. Marriages across the religious barrier is not new. But enticing non-Muslims to become Muslims for money is. I have also heard some Evangelical Christians have indulged in this – even in Sri Lanka.

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              Converting to another religion for money and status is not new.
              Where do you think the Christians of Sri Lanka came from.
              Both Tamils and Sinhalease converted to Christianity from the days of colonialism for money, schooling, jobs and as an escape route from the caste system

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