25 May, 2017

Paris 2015 & Islamophobia

By Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

My basic purpose in this article is to counter the possible, or rather probable, increase of Islamophobia in Sri Lanka as a consequence of the horrors perpetrated by the IS in Paris on November 13. It is something on which every Muslim should declare his position, and should do so unequivocally. Mine is that it was a manifestation of savagery. It was not a lapse into savagery but the manifestation of the savagery of an essentially savage movement that has perverted Islam to find a transcendental justification for its drive for power, savage power. I refer to Wahabism in its pristine militant form. What happened in Paris was not a manifestation of Islam but of anti-Islam. This is what Wahab wrote in the eighteenth century about those who rejected the tenets of Wahabism: “Those who do not conform to this view should be killed, their wives and daughters should be violated, and their possessions confiscated”. The IS has been putting that injunction into practice. It is impossible to reconcile that with Islam. Wahabism in its pristine militant form is anti-Islamic There is much kinship between the three Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, which is why they could co-exist peacefully in harmony in Spain for several centuries under Muslim rule. It should not be altogether surprising if a group of perverted Muslims backslide into Judaism, and that seems to be precisely what has happened in the case of the IS – as pointed out by a brilliant poster put out by Muslim Outreach.

I must now make some clarifications which should help in enlisting the support of decent Sri Lankans in checking our indecent Islamophobes – with whom our last Government was in joyful cahoots. Because Mecca was the birthplace of the Prophet and is the center of Islam there could be a widespread misconception that Wahabism, which is the state religion of Saudi Arabia, is orthodox Islam in all its pristine purity. Actually Wahabism was concocted in the eighteenth century by Abdul Wahab, drawing his inspiration from the thirteenth century theologian ibn Taymiyya who represented a backward puritanical strand in Islam. The important point is that ever since its inception Wahabism has been regarded by the wider Islamic world as an aberration. It will surprise the reader that in Saudi Arabia itself no more that forty per cent avow themselves as Wahabis, and as for the Saudi ruling class they are world notorious for their sybaritic life-style which is miles removed from Wahabism. In the wider Islamic world Wahabism remains a minority cult despite all the billions of dollars spent by the Saudi Government to propagate it. The mainstream Islam of today, what I would call liberal Islam, had its origin in the reform movement started by Jamaldin el- Afghani, and it is the form of Islam most widely current, certainly far more than aberrant Wahabism.

I am not underestimating the appeal and power of Islamic fundamentalism, of Wahabism and its clones such as the IS, among some segments of the Islamic world. At this point I am only concerned with bringing out data that will help us to corral and quarantine and keep the Islamophobes in their place. The above data serve to show that it is preposterous to judge mainstream Muslims by the aberrant form of Wahabism, and even more preposterous to judge them by the murderous idiocy of Wahabism in its extreme militant form that is the IS. How preposterous it all is is shown by the fact that the IS wants to exterminate not only the Shias and other non-Sunni Muslims but also all the orthodox Sunni Muslims who don’t subscribe to the IS tenets and abide by them. The plain incontrovertible fact is that the horrors of Paris 2015 should be ascribed to the IS, not other Muslims.

Dealing with Islamophobes requires that we bring to their notice that irrationality, fanaticism, intolerance, violence, murderousness are not integral to Islam. Do we judge Islam by the Taliban’s destruction of the Bamiyan statues or by the long centuries during which orthodox Islam held sway in Afghanistan under strict Sharia laws and the Bamiyan statues were left unmolested? Do we judge Islam by the shameful intolerance shown towards non-Muslims in several Muslim countries or by the facts about Muslim Spain brought out in the following extract from Karen Armstrong’s Battle for God: “In the Islamic state, the three religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam had been able to live together in relative harmony for over six hundred years. The Jews in particular had enjoyed a cultural and spiritual renaissance in Spain, and they were not subject to the pogroms that were the lot of the Jewish people in the rest of Europe”. Is man’s inhumanity to man confined only to the Muslims? After the Christians gained their ascendancy in Spain the Jews were given the option of emigration or conversion to Christianity. A substantial proportion converted but their Christianity was regarded as suspect and they were called Marranos (pigs). 13,000 of them were killed during the first twelve years of the Inquisition. Have any Muslims of today matched that performance? Some inescapable facts should be borne in mind. Islam bred a great civilisation, one of the seminal civilisations of the world and the history of Europe cannot be written without taking count of the contribution of Islamic civilisation, as Christopher Dawson does in The Making of Europe. And the history of Western philosophy cannot be written without a section on the Islamic contribution.

I will now make some observations on the significance of Islamic fundamentalism in an international perspective. The world of Islam stretching from North Africa right across Asia to Indonesia and above that to the Central Asian republics can be seen as the soft underbelly of Europe, or in an alternative metaphor, used by Ortega y Gasset in the pre-War years, as the great Islamic magma that is waiting to erupt. Because of unalterable geographical facts Europe could come to feel more threatened by a cohesive Islamic world than by China, Russia, or India. Therefore a strategy was required to contain the world of Islam, and one way of doing that would be to keep Muslims in as backward a condition as possible for as long as possible. An excellent instrument for that purpose would be Wahabism with all its fanatical and retrograde resistance to the liberal trends of modernity. Perhaps it is no accident therefore that the greatest friends of Saudi Arabia have been the US and Britain. Perhaps it is no accident either that 80% of the Islamic Establishment in the US is controlled by the Wahabis. But the best-laid plans of mice and men can be suddenly blown high. My point is that what the IS represents is not Wahabism in its mild form that is spreading in Sri Lanka as well, but in its pristine violent horrifying form. Obviously the prime objective of the IS would be to take over Saudi Arabia to serve as the headquarters of a full-fledged Islamic Caliphate. It could be that a rough beast is slouching towards Mecca to be born.

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    Izeth Hussain RE: Paris 2015 & Islamophobia “It is something on which every Muslim should declare his position, and should do so unequivocally. Mine is that it was a manifestation of savagery. It was not a lapse into savagery but the manifestation of the savagery of an essentially savage movement that has perverted Islam to find a transcendental justification for its drive for power, savage power. I refer to Wahabism in its pristine militant form. What happened in Paris was not a manifestation of Islam but of anti-Islam. This is what Wahab wrote in the eighteenth century about those who rejected the tenets of Wahabism: “Those who do not conform to this view should be killed, their wives and daughters should be violated, and their possessions confiscated”. The IS has been putting that injunction into practice. It is impossible to reconcile that with Islam. Wahabism in its pristine militant form is anti-Islamic There is much kinship between the three Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, which is why they could co-exist peacefully in harmony in Spain for several centuries under Muslim rule. It should not be altogether surprising if a group of perverted Muslims backslide into Judaism, and that seems to be precisely what has happened in the case of the IS – as pointed out by a brilliant poster put out by Muslim Outreach.” Thank you. You have hit the nail in the head. Ask each and every Muslim Sri Lankan to declare unequivocally that who is a Terrorist, who Follows, Iblis, Devil, Satan, Shaitan, Lucifer and Mara and who follows, God, Allah, as they believe. This will separate the wheat, the Muslims who follow Islam, Allah, from those who follow the Devil, Iblis, Satan, Shaitan, Lucifer, Mara generally known as Iblis, Satan, Shaitan, followers. Currently many believe, based on evidence, that the Wahhabis and their clones, Salafis, Towheed, ISIS, Al Quida, Taliban, Deobandi and Boko Harams are followers of Devil, Iblis, Satan, Shaitan, Lucifer, Mara. 1. al-azhar cleric about wahabis/salafis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAvWmZfGjTU 2. Hadith of Najd https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadith_of_Najd According to two narrations in Sahih Bukhari, Muhammad asks Allah to bless the areas of Bilad al-Sham (Syria) and Yemen. When his companions said “Our Najd as well,” he replied: “There will appear earthquakes and afflictions, and from there will come out the side of the head (e.g. horns) of Satan.”[1][2] In a similar narration, Muhammad again asked Allah to bless the areas Medina, Mecca, Sham, and Yemen and, when asked specifically to bless Najd, repeated similar comments about there being earthquakes, trials, tribulations, and the horns of Satan.[3][4] “O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Shaam. O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Yemen.” The people said, “O Messenger of Allaah, and our Najd.” I think the third time the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said, “There (in Najd) will occur earthquakes, trials and tribulations, and from there appears the Horn of Satan.” The apparent meaning of ‘najd’ indicates a raised area, it is regarded that there are up to 13 various locations in the region regarded as ‘najd’.[9] Various misconceptions have arisen with regard to the ‘hadith of Najd’ due to the modern day named area of Najd in Saudi Arabia. Historically the location has been accounted as being between the borders of Iraq and modern day Saudi Arabia. This is in accordance to “Najd Qarnu ash-Shaytaan” the definition of Najd depends on one’s own location, and from Madina, Najd would be Iraq. The area is indicated by various scholars of hadith as to be in accordance with this.
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        Izeth, Let us take this issue to a whole new level of understanding. What most of the guys who are commenting in this blog is the information taken (whether its true or not) is from the sources of mainstream media, which is through and through controlled and operated by the Zionist/Jewish Bankers funded and run entities. So, the people must look into other sources of information where there is no official Govt., narratives are not tainted within that piece of info. I have shared a VERY VERY important piece of video that goes through the entire history of the cabal who is controlling the world power with might and devastation, and who are coming from a very dark bloodlines connected to the ancient Persian empire of which some historians claims to be one of the prime civilizational cultures that bore the myth of Aryan race that spread from Persia/Iran towards the East and the West. Leuren Moret is an independent Nuclear scientist who has many credentials and records in her carrier and profession who has IMMENSE knowledge about the historical facts and background to all of the ugly things that are going around this world today. This information will definitely benefit people like you to enlighten the muck filled brains of the Sinhala Media which is actually funded and protected by individuals who has connections to the Zionists and its oligarchs who are running the world with their dirty mass murder plans. This information will also solve the mystery of the sudden spike in ISLAMOPHOBIA all over the world and in Sri Lanka during the past several years. BBS/JHU/MAHINDA and even the entire Sinhala political system is looped into the Zionist project to implement the one world govt., i.e. NWO (NEW WORLD ORDER). Sri Lankan state has got into the cesspit of this ugly thing that the British planned and executed long time back (still functioning) and the racist elements that rules the Sinhala political system is one of the prime factors behind all the blood letting in this soil. Please watch: 1.Leuren Moret: How to avoid Jesuits, U.S. & Russian mind control turning America into a NWO prison https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bWcYoUZeWM 2. Leuren Moret: McCain in false flag to down Russian airliner, caught just prior to Sinai crash https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChT4VDm_n8M 3. Rothschild’s Water Wars, Vaccinations & Future Cities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2M3y8wH13I
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          Desert Storm Desert Phobia and Desert Stoning. A SAUDI COURT ORDERS A SRI LANKAN WOMAN BE STONED TO DEATH [Edited out]
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            Yo, Dumb Amarasiri, Saudi Arabia is a product of the British Jewish Empire. If you find it cruel, just direct your anger towards the Jewish Bankers who planned the WW1 & WW2 to implement the present mass murdering NWO scheme. Saudi rulers are bloody Jews. They are hailing from a clan called Banu Qaynuqa. According to ALBERT PIKE in the late 1800’s, the Islamic world must be destroyed. So, Jewish Royal Family of the British Evil Kingdom invaded all the countries to destroy the prevailing ruling systems at the times of their invasion and to be replaced with their evil “Democrazy” rule. Just look at the world now…… No matter how much you lick their bum, they’re going to murder you and your family AMARASIRI….Because, you are not in their bloodline…YOU ARE JUST ANOTHER GOYIM/ A CATTLE waiting to be slaughtered. All NON-JEWS are marked for to be MASS MURDERED. Enjoy your brief orgasm in ISLAMOPHOBIA…. You want details of this mass murder???? WATCH THE VIDEOS>>>> and come out of your DUMB STATUS…..its really stinking man… The bloody ZIONIST JEWS and their Mass Murder Madness……. 1. All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars – FULL version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-0BPMwgKNA 2. Methods of Depopulation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Hj3LGvWWLU 3. Agenda 21, in under 5 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l79Qa92DeU
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            Let us educate the dumb misguided Amarasiri about the JEWS and their mass murders. US, Israel, Saudi Arabia real Axis of Evil https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox8qN90Z5oE
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              Desert Storm “Let us educate the dumb misguided Amarasiri about the JEWS and their mass murders” Dumb and blind Wahhabis and their clones need to be educated, and let them know that they are following, Iblis, Satan, who has misled them. Information for your edification, given below. Ottoman–Wahhabi War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman%E2%80%93Wahhabi_War The Ottoman–Wahhabi War also known as the Ottoman–Saudi War or the Ottoman-Salafi War, was fought from early 1811 to 1818, between Egypt Eyalet under the reign of Muhammad Ali Pasha (nominally under Ottoman rule) and the army of the First Saudi State. It resulted in the destruction of the First Saudi State. Background The Wahhabi movement was part of a fundamentalist/revisionist movement within Islam that would lead to creation of the first Saudi State, and its crushing by the Ottoman empire’s Egyptian viceroy Muhammad Ali Pasha. Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab and the amir Muhammad ibn Sa’ud launched their campaign to reform Islam and consolidate power in Arabia from their power-base in Diriyah. By 1805, the Wahhabis controlled Mecca and Medina, had attacked Karbala and the Imam Husayn Shrine.[1] The Wahhabis also attacked Ottoman trade caravans which interrupted the Ottoman finances.[2] The Saudi amir denounced the Ottoman sultan and called into question the validity of his claim to be caliph and guardian of the sanctuaries of the Hejaz[3] and the Ottoman empire instructed the upstart Muhammad ‘Ali, viceroy of Egypt, to fight the Wahhabis. The Ottoman empire was suspicious of Muhammed Ali’s ambition, and thought that by ordering Ali against the Wahhabis, the defeat of either would be beneficial.[2] Campaigns Painting of Abdullah bin Saud, convicted and executed after losing the war. Muhammad ‘Ali was ordered to crush the Saudi state as early as December 1807 by Sultan Mustafa IV, however internal strife within Egypt prevented him from giving full attention to the Wahhabis. The Egyptians were not able to recapture the holy cities until 1811.[3] However, it would take until September 1818 for the Wahhabi state to end with the surrendering of the its leaders. Ibrahim Pasha, Muhammad ‘Ali’s son, had taken over the campaign in 1817. Gaining the support of the volatile Arabian tribes by skillful diplomacy and lavish gifts, he advanced into central Arabia to occupy the towns of Unaizah and Buraidah. Joined now by most of the principal tribes, he appeared before the Saudi capital Diriyah in April 1818. With their march to Diriyah plagued by Wahhabi attacks, they arrived in Diriyah in April 1818. It took until September for the Wahhabis to surrender, in part due to Ibrahim’s poorly trained army. Diriyah was destroyed in June 1819, and Egyptian garrisons were posted in the principal towns. The head of the Wahhabi state, Amir ‘Abd Allah, was sent too İstanbul to be executed.[3] Aftermath Amir ‘Abd Allah, as head of the Wahhabi state, was sent for execution to Istanbul, while most of the political leaders were treated well. The empire was far more harsh with the religious leaders that inspired the Wahhabi movement. The execution of Sulayman ibn ‘Abd Allah and other religious notables reflects the resentment of these extremist views. Religious leaders were thought to be uncompromising in their beliefs and therefore a much bigger threat than political leaders.[3]
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                WORLD WAR III begins…and the Zionist backed the Sri Lankan state will be in hot soup as Russia/China/India will be threatened by the Mossad/CIA presence in Colombo and all over Sri Lanka doing spying on India and the Indian Ocean. Mahinda and his racist gangs of thieves will be destroyed by the Russia/India/China alliance once the WW3 breaks out and spread into an intercontinental strategic battles….. It is then the Sri Lankan population will realize the extend of the damage done by the Sinhala Only creeps and their Zionist proxy gangs and their damage done to this nation from the times of fake independence it gained from the Jewish Britain. JHU/BBS/Ravana Balakaya/SLFP/UNP etc, etc….must be held fully responsible for putting the country at risk by collaborating with Mass Murderers of human history….The Zionist West… Turkey Shoots Down Russian Fighter Jet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQW0XGH-cwE Putin: ISIS financed from 40 countries, including G20 members https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDGED7-8e24
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          Izeth Hussain RE: Desert Storm Does ISIS Have Any Religious Legitimacy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dN9fCvEwl_w Is ISIS Islamic? No. They are Iblisic, Satanic, but still within the Islamic Tradition, but with ISIS innovations. ISIS rejects the Islamic scholars of the past 1,000 years. It is like saying North Korea is Democratic, because they say so.
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        Luke Illusions and Facts. Learn to separate one from the other. 1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says. ( In 1,600 C.E., 999,995 out of 1,000,000 Europeans thought that the Sun goes around the Earth) Facts don’t change, but Illusions and beliefs change with time. [Edited out]
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        Izeth and Luke, Strange Bedfellows: US, the West, Saudi Arabia, al Queda and ISIS. “US President Barack Obama Calls On Russia To Change Its Approach To Syria To Defeat ISIS” Interesting and Very Interesting. UPDATED 1:20 p.m. EST: The Russian government issued a statement Sunday, rejecting U.S. President Barack Obama’s remarks and calling U.S. policy “irresponsible.” Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev blamed the United States for the creation and growth of the Islamic state. The Islamic State has become more entrenched, in part due to the irresponsible policy of the U.S. Rather than cooperating on the fight against terrorism, America and its allies began fighting the legitimately elected president of Syria, Bashar Assad. The reasonable policy in the Middle East, whether it is Syria, Egypt or Iraq, should consist in supporting the legitimate authorities which can ensure the integrity of the nation rather than continue to destabilize the situation. The misguided examples are clear: At some point the U.S. assisted in the strengthening of al Qaeda which led to the 9/11 tragedy. These lessons support the notion that the terrorist threat can only be combated together without separating the allies into supporters and outsiders.” U.S. President Barack Obama Sunday urged Russia to rethink its approach to Syria to focus on the Islamic State group. Obama told a news conference before heading home from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Malaysia he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin is realizing ISIS, also known as ISIL, “poses a greater threat to them than anything else in the region.” “The question at this point is whether they can make the strategic adjustment that allows them to be effective partners with us and the other 65 countries who are already part of the counter-ISIL campaign. And we don’t know that yet,” Obama said. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev appeared to agree, the Russian news agency Tass reported. “It is clear today as never before that an effective struggle with this evil is possible only by coordinating all forces and with reliance primarily on the existing international institutions, including the U.N.,” Medvedev said following the end of the summit. Obama met with Putin in Turkey last week and discussed Syria, agreeing on the need for a Syrian-led political transition in the war-torn country orchestrated through U.N.-mediated talks. Russian officials said at the time the U.S. and Russia agree on fighting terrorism but have different approaches. The talks came as investigators concluded a bomb brought down a Russian passenger plane over the Sinai on Halloween. ISIS claimed responsibility for the atrocity barely a week ahead of a deadly series of attacks in Paris. “When we were in Turkey I discussed with President Putin, in a brief pull-aside, his need to recognize that he needs to go after the people who killed Russian citizens,” Obama said Sunday. “And those aren’t the groups that they were currently hitting with strikes. So they’re going to have to make an adjustment in terms of what they’re prioritizing.” Obama has stressed to Putin it is unlikely Syrian President Bashar Assad can regain the trust of his people, making it impossible for him to lead Syria effectively given that he has bombed his own civilian population. But it’s not a human rights issue, Obama insisted. The civil war will continue as long as Assad is in power, he said. “Russia has not officially committed to a transition of Assad moving out, but they did agree to the political transition process. And I think we’ll find out over the next several weeks whether or not we can bring about that change of perspective with the Russians,” Obama said. Obama said it is imperative that the political process move forward in an orderly fashion. “Even if I were to cynically say that my priority is ISIL and not removing Assad — regardless of the terrible things that he’s done to his people — the United States could not stop the fighting in Syria by those who are opposed to Assad’s rule,” Obama said. “And so this is a practical issue, not just a matter of conscience. And I think that there are a large number of members of this coalition, including [French] President [François] Hollande, who agree with me on that.”
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      Izeth Hussain SUNNI WARNING TO SALAFI WAHABIS IN LIBYA RE SHRINE OF SHAYKH AHMAD ZURRUQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84IpzIPlOa8 Do the Wahhabis, Salafis follow Iblis, Satan, Devil? Published on Sep 9, 2012 THIS IS A WARNING TO ANY YOUTHS CONNECTED TO THE EXTREMIST AND MUBTADI SALAFI WAHABI GROUPS ALL SUNNI SCHOLARS BACK Shaykh Faisal Hamid Abdur-Razak LIBYA IS A TRADITIONAL SUNNI COUNTRY THAT RESPECTS THE MAQAMS OF THE GREAT MASTERS OF SHARIAH AND TARIQA. WAHABI FIGHTERS HAVE INFILTRATED LIBYA AND HAVE CARRIED OUT THE ORDERS OF THEIR MASTERS IN NAJD (SAUDI) HOW DARE YOU INNOVATORS DEMOLISH THE MAQAM OF SHAYKH AHMAD ZURRUQ (RA) YOUR TIME IS COMING!
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      Izeth Hussain RE: Paris 2015 & Islamophobia Saudi Arabia, an ISIS That Has Made It The Iblis, Satan Following Wahhabis in Saudi Arabia were yesterdays ISIS.. “Daesh has a mother: the invasion of Iraq. But it also has a father: Saudi Arabia and its religious-industrial complex. Until that point is understood, battles may be won, but the war will be lost. Jihadists will be killed, only to be reborn again in future generations and raised on the same books.” [Edited out] Please write instead of posting links – CT
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      RE: Paris 2015 & Islamophobia Izeth Hussain – WAHHABI SAUDIS THREATEN RUSSIA ESCALATION: SAUDIS THREATEN RUSSIA Published on Oct 14, 2015 “The Russian intervention in Syria will engage them in a sectarian war,” the Saudi source said on Monday, adding that the kingdom “warns of the dangerous consequences of the Russian intervention”. So, the Wahhabi Saudis are Agitated the their Terrorists are being hammered by Russia. The Iblis following Saudi Wahhabi agitated… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyN51AViGPE
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        Izeth Hussain The Globalist agenda in Syria is being Exposed by Russia. See who is behind the Globalists. What Obama Does Not Want You To Know About ISIS In Syria
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      Izeth Hussain RE: Paris 2015 & Islamophobia Is it Islamphobia, ISIS Phobia, Wahhabi Phobia or Iblis Phobia? Now The ISIS Phobia has infected the UN Security council [Edited out]
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      [Edited out] Please write instead of posting links – CT
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      Amarasiri, you have conceived a wrong notion about Wahabism. First of all you have to educated yourself about who is that Mohammed bin Abdul Wahab and what was his noble mission. It is unethical to condemn a reformer who fought against blind worship, paganism, idol worship, saint worship under the label of Islam. Even the present day contemporaries the salafis have fought and continue to speak against these barbarian such as the IS, Al Qaeda and other war mongers. This world Wahabism was coined by the anti-Muslim Sheeas and the other deviant sects under the guise of Islam. So the true salafi does never support any kind of transgression committed against the human beings. Please do update your knowledge about Wahabism, which is a derogatory word.
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        peternott “This world Wahabism was coined by the anti-Muslim Sheeas and the other deviant sects under the guise of Islam.” Incorrect. The Word Wahhabism and Wahhabi was used by the Ottoman Turks to describe the Iblis Following Wahhabis and their Innovations, and interpretations, beyond that was there in the Quran. The Iblis following Wahhabis also innovated punishment, in this world. Ottoman–Wahhabi War. Ottomans are all Sunnis, not Shia oe Wahhabi. Turkey is 99% Sunni, not Wahhabi or Salafi or Najadi, ot Preudo Tawhedi. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman%E2%80%93Wahhabi_War The Ottoman–Wahhabi War also known as the Ottoman–Saudi War or the Ottoman-Salafi War, was fought from early 1811 to 1818, between Egypt Eyalet under the reign of Muhammad Ali Pasha (nominally under Ottoman rule) and the army of the First Saudi State. It resulted in the destruction of the First Saudi State. The Wahhabi movement was part of a fundamentalist/revisionist movement within Islam that would lead to creation of the first Saudi State, and its crushing by the Ottoman empire’s Egyptian viceroy Muhammad Ali Pasha. Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab and the amir Muhammad ibn Sa’ud launched their campaign to reform Islam and consolidate power in Arabia from their power-base in Diriyah. By 1805, the Wahhabis controlled Mecca and Medina, had attacked Karbala and the Imam Husayn Shrine.[1] The Wahhabis also attacked Ottoman trade caravans which interrupted the Ottoman finances.[2] The Saudi amir denounced the Ottoman sultan and called into question the validity of his claim to be caliph and guardian of the sanctuaries of the Hejaz[3] and the Ottoman empire instructed the upstart Muhammad ‘Ali, viceroy of Egypt, to fight the Wahhabis. The Ottoman empire was suspicious of Muhammed Ali’s ambition, and thought that by ordering Ali against the Wahhabis, the defeat of either would be beneficial.[2] Campaigns Painting of Abdullah bin Saud, convicted and executed after losing the war. Muhammad ‘Ali was ordered to crush the Saudi state as early as December 1807 by Sultan Mustafa IV, however internal strife within Egypt prevented him from giving full attention to the Wahhabis. The Egyptians were not able to recapture the holy cities until 1811.[3] However, it would take until September 1818 for the Wahhabi state to end with the surrendering of the its leaders. Ibrahim Pasha, Muhammad ‘Ali’s son, had taken over the campaign in 1817. Gaining the support of the volatile Arabian tribes by skillful diplomacy and lavish gifts, he advanced into central Arabia to occupy the towns of Unaizah and Buraidah. Joined now by most of the principal tribes, he appeared before the Saudi capital Diriyah in April 1818. With their march to Diriyah plagued by Wahhabi attacks, they arrived in Diriyah in April 1818. It took until September for the Wahhabis to surrender, in part due to Ibrahim’s poorly trained army. Diriyah was destroyed in June 1819, and Egyptian garrisons were posted in the principal towns. The head of the Wahhabi state, Amir ‘Abd Allah, was sent too İstanbul to be executed.[3] Aftermath Amir ‘Abd Allah, as head of the Wahhabi state, was sent for execution to Istanbul, while most of the political leaders were treated well. The empire was far more harsh with the religious leaders that inspired the Wahhabi movement. The execution of Sulayman ibn ‘Abd Allah and other religious notables reflects the resentment of these extremist views. Religious leaders were thought to be uncompromising in their beliefs and therefore a much bigger threat than political leaders.[3]
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        peternott “Amarasiri, you have conceived a wrong notion about Wahabism. First of all you have to educated yourself about who is that Mohammed bin Abdul Wahab and what was his noble mission.” The modern Abdul Wahhab following Salafiyyah are a reincarnation of Wahhaabism. Wahhabis Follow Iblis, Satan to deceive and Mislead the Muslims. 1. Iblis Devil Following abdul Wahhab’s Noble Mission is to Copy Ibn Taymiah, as directed by Satan, Iblis, and Mislead the People about Islam, which means submission to God. Read below: The Devil’s Deception of the Modern Day Salafi Sect Kindle Edition by Imam Luqman Ahmad (Author) A detailed analysis of the Modern Day Salafiyyah Sect: their beliefs, practices and influences upon the religious landscape of Muslim America. In particular the indigenous American Muslim population. http://www.amazon.com/Devils-Deception-Modern-Salafi-Sect-ebook/dp/B00BH52MO4 Comments by Customers and Readers A Must Read! Imam Luqman Ahmad’s book actually gave a very detailed chronological explanation of the Salafi Sect. How it started and what it has become. All the misconceptions are addressed in this book. I highly recommend this book not only to Muslims, but even if you are interested in Islam. With so many “sects” out there, it’s best to protect yourself from falling into a trap of hatred, racism and self adulation. Read this book and protect yourself from the mass ignorance out there! May God bless Imam Luqman Ahmed for his hard work! Great book!!! Great clarification! “The modern Salafiyyah are a reincarnation of Wahhaabism. Many of their statements and positions on issues mirror those of Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahaab. Not long ago there were people who were calling themselves Wahhaabis and they too claimed that no one understood Islam properly but them. However, after a series of religious verdicts condemning their claim to exclusive rights to the true guidance of Islam, the term lost popularity. The term, da’watus Salafiyyah, or Salafiyyism, a catchier phrase, then replaced it.” This quote here denotes the true deception of this modern day sect of Salafiyyah, because while they claim to be true followers of the Salafus-Saalih, they are actually imitators of Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab, who was influenced by Ibn Taymiyyah. If the followers of Salafiyyah would just make the proper claim of who and what they follow in reality, then there would be no need to expose their deception, but Imam Luqman Ahmad has done a tremendous job. Great clarification! A Somewhat Limited Audience to Those Interested in Contemporary Islamic Issues This is a rather specialized book that will appeal only to those currently interested in contemporary Islamic issues. To that extent, it has a relatively limited audience. Of course, the author takes one particular point of view from within Sunni Islam, deprecating the Salafis. There is a certain amount of repetition in the presentation. However, for those interested, on whatever side, it can be recommended.
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      Izeth Hussain RE: Paris 2015 & Islamophobia Syria Phobia and Wahhabi Phobia. Saudi Arabia’s Syrian adventures may soon be over. Sri Lanka and the rest of the World may get relief from Wahhabism, and Salafism Reports of Saudi king’s possible visit to Russia indicate that Saudi Arabia’s adventurism in Syria is coming to a close. Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud may be visiting Russia soon According to the Russian presidential press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, the visit of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to Russia is being worked out and agreed through diplomatic channels. This shows Riyadh is ready to reach a ‘compromised solution’ on the Syrian crisis – a solution that may not be what the US seems to be attempting to achieve through its renewed engagement in Syria and Iraq and its (possible) policy of balkanization of Syria into different “safe zones.” As far as Saudi Arabia’s economic position is concerned, consider these facts: the treasury of the regional leader is certainly at risk of running dry, and the “kingdom of the welfare state” can expect bankruptcy, according to IMF. Up to now, the financial holes – the budget deficit this year is projected to be 21.6% of GDP – have been covered by the earlier petrodollar savings. However, this summer, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency was forced to withdraw $70 billion from foreign investment funds assets. It can be assumed this is only the beginning of the return of capital to their homeland to tide over the emerging new outgoings. Saudi Arabia’s chief regional allies, too, seem to be falling out of their erstwhile, and so-called, position of ‘strength.’ Already, the cumulative budget deficit of Middle Eastern oil-exporting countries in the next five years could reach $1 trillion. Hence, Saudia’s “friendly” gestures towards Russia. It is remarkable to note how Saudi position is changing vis-à-vis the Russian campaign in Syria. When Russia launched its air-strikes in Syria, Saudi Arabia was one of the first countries to denounce these strikes as “reactionary” and potentially “counter-productive.” However, recent developments such as King Salman’s up-coming visit to Moscow indicate that Saudi Arabia has started to come round to the ‘Russian way’ of resolving the Syrian crisis. In this context, the statement by Prince Turki al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia’s former ambassador to the US and former intelligence chief, is significant. He openly expressed his ‘confidence’ that Russia’s strategy on Syria is more effective than that of the US, and that the Russian point of view demands “attention and respect.” While Russian view with regard to Syria or Assad’s position as its legitimate ruler has not changed since the beginning of the conflict in 2011, Saudi Arabia’s position has undergone significant change. Recently, Riyadh issued a ‘secret document’ to its embassies in the Middle East instructing them to stop ‘funding’ the so-called Syrian ‘rebels’. This indicates that the House of Saud is ‘no longer’ in a position to achieve its basic objective of overthrowing Assad’s regime. This trend, if it continues to develop, is a major positive step towards peace in the region. Saudi money had been financing numerous terrorist groups in their desperate effort to topple the Assad regime during the monarchy of King Abdullah and Prince Bandar, his intelligence chief responsible for the war against Assad. Bandar was fired soon after Salman took over, signaling a possible but slight change in Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy. This change was officially stamped when Saudi Arabia’s defence minister visited Russia in mid-2015. This ‘constructive engagement’ seems to have strong economic underpinnings as the Saudis seem to be very interested in participating and opening for themselves, as also for their regional allies, doors to the greatest global infrastructure in history — China’s One Belt, One Road port and rail Eurasian infrastructure development where Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union states are being fully integrated in an ‘economic union.’ For Riyadh, such a development, if it eventually occurs, would be a far more positive development than funding thousands of terrorists who will certainly come to threaten Saudi Arabia and its allies if not totally defeated in Syria and Iraq. The Saudis certainly seem to have developed a sort of ‘self-realization’ of the way they have been unable to place themselves as a Mid-Eastern hegemon. The policy shift certainly also indicates that the Saudis are far more interested in buttressing their economy through an “alliance for oil” with Russia. A strong indication of this “alliance for oil” came just three days after Prince Salman’s Sochi talks with Putin. Alexander Novak, Russian Energy Minister, announced that Russia is planning to meet with Saudi Arabian counterparts, as well as Iranian, in November, to discuss the current oil market. While Saudi Arabia does stand to gain a lot economically through an alliance with Russia, Moscow does have much to harness out this renewed engagement with the House of Saud. As a matter of fact, a deal with Saudi Arabia could produce incremental oil revenue of around $180 billion a year for Moscow. On the other hand, forced by its economy, Saudi Arabia is seeking higher energy prices for consumers within the country, as reported by the Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi. Responding to a question whether the kingdom is going to reduce energy subsidies in the near future, the Saudi official said: “Your question concerns whether we are considering such a possibility? Yes, we are considering it.” It has certainly become important for the House of Saud to shuffle domestic oil price because the kingdom is losing out on potential revenue by selling oil on the domestic market at a much cheaper rate than on the foreign market. Currently, Saudi Arabia spends about $86 billion a year in subsidies for oil producers. It is obvious that to revamp its economy, Saudia needs higher price in global market too — something it cannot politically afford to do without taking Russia and Iran on board under the given circumstances. Were it to repeat its policy of causing them ‘damage’, the Saudis would unwittingly fall a prey to the trap they were to set for them. The Saudia, as it appears, seem to have learnt something out of the chaos they have caused over the years in the Middle East. An ‘alliance for oil’ might just do the opposite. A deal on oil price, to be eventually pushed towards $100 or more a barrel, does make political and economic sense for both Russia and Saudi Arabia. However, for that to occur, the House of Saud will have to go beyond merely ‘stopping’ funding Syria-based terrorists. For stabilizing the oil market, the ‘Arab coalition’, aiding as it is the US-led coalition, will have to stop bombing Syrian oil fields and prevent the so-called “mini oil caliphate” (Islamic State) from bumping oil into markets for as low as $10 a barrel. Only then can order emerge out of chaos.
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      Is there a need for further discussion. The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka and the ACJU have unequivocally called the ISIS unIslamic and a bunch of brutal terrorists who kill innocent non combatants which has no place in Islam. Do we need to sat more?
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        Noorul Fathima “The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka and the ACJU have unequivocally called the ISIS unIslamic and a bunch of brutal terrorists who kill innocent non combatants which has no place in Islam.” “Do we need to say more?” The Wahhabis and ISIS and their clones do not care a hoot about the The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka and the ACJU. They did not care a hoot about the Ottomon Califs either. Ottoman–Wahhabi War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman%E2%80%93Wahhabi_War The Ottoman–Wahhabi War also known as the Ottoman–Saudi War or the Ottoman-Salafi War, was fought from early 1811 to 1818, between Egypt Eyalet under the reign of Muhammad Ali Pasha (nominally under Ottoman rule) and the army of the First Saudi State. It resulted in the destruction of the First Saudi State. Background The Wahhabi movement was part of a fundamentalist/revisionist movement within Islam that would lead to creation of the first Saudi State, and its crushing by the Ottoman empire’s Egyptian viceroy Muhammad Ali Pasha. Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab and the amir Muhammad ibn Sa’ud launched their campaign to reform Islam and consolidate power in Arabia from their power-base in Diriyah. By 1805, the Wahhabis controlled Mecca and Medina, had attacked Karbala and the Imam Husayn Shrine.[1] The Wahhabis also attacked Ottoman trade caravans which interrupted the Ottoman finances.[2] The Saudi amir denounced the Ottoman sultan and called into question the validity of his claim to be caliph and guardian of the sanctuaries of the Hejaz[3] and the Ottoman empire instructed the upstart Muhammad ‘Ali, viceroy of Egypt, to fight the Wahhabis. The Ottoman empire was suspicious of Muhammed Ali’s ambition, and thought that by ordering Ali against the Wahhabis, the defeat of either would be beneficial.[2] Campaigns Painting of Abdullah bin Saud, convicted and executed after losing the war. Muhammad ‘Ali was ordered to crush the Saudi state as early as December 1807 by Sultan Mustafa IV, however internal strife within Egypt prevented him from giving full attention to the Wahhabis. The Egyptians were not able to recapture the holy cities until 1811.[3] However, it would take until September 1818 for the Wahhabi state to end with the surrendering of the its leaders. Ibrahim Pasha, Muhammad ‘Ali’s son, had taken over the campaign in 1817. Gaining the support of the volatile Arabian tribes by skillful diplomacy and lavish gifts, he advanced into central Arabia to occupy the towns of Unaizah and Buraidah. Joined now by most of the principal tribes, he appeared before the Saudi capital Diriyah in April 1818. With their march to Diriyah plagued by Wahhabi attacks, they arrived in Diriyah in April 1818. It took until September for the Wahhabis to surrender, in part due to Ibrahim’s poorly trained army. Diriyah was destroyed in June 1819, and Egyptian garrisons were posted in the principal towns. The head of the Wahhabi state, Amir ‘Abd Allah, was sent too İstanbul to be executed.[3] Aftermath Amir ‘Abd Allah, as head of the Wahhabi state, was sent for execution to Istanbul, while most of the political leaders were treated well. The empire was far more harsh with the religious leaders that inspired the Wahhabi movement. The execution of Sulayman ibn ‘Abd Allah and other religious notables reflects the resentment of these extremist views. Religious leaders were thought to be uncompromising in their beliefs and therefore a much bigger threat than political leaders.[3]
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      Izeth Hussain RE: Paris 2015 & Islamophobia Flashback: The origins of the Middle East mess Sykes-Picot Agreement and the French -British Imperialism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9xfK92Zv68 Know more than every talking head/zealot out there The Israeli Arab conflict is the result of interactions of superpowers in the early 20th century. British and French strategic interests in the Middle East were related to the Mediterranean trading route, which went from the Suez channel to Indian markets. But the presence of the Ottoman navy based in the Levant was a direct threat to British interests. So the British and the French decided to divide the Middle East into smaller entities and countries to make it impossible for the Ottoman Empire to control them all. A century later, the legacy of European colonization of the Arab world is reflected by its many ongoing conflicts.
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    Wahhabism should be banned internationally. Any country that practices Wahhabism, including Saudi Arabia should be boycotted by ALL civilised countries including the US. But will that happen? Any Muslim in any non Islamic country should compulsorily declare that he is opposed to Wahhabism. That is the only way the world can be made safe for decent people. Sengodan. M
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      Sengodan. M “Wahhabism should be banned internationally. Any country that practices Wahhabism, including Saudi Arabia should be boycotted by ALL civilised countries including the US. But will that happen?” Yes. Wahhabism should be declared 1. Iblism, Satanism, Devilism, and is part of the plan by the Iblis, Satan, Devil to mislead the God following Muslims and others, claiming that it is “True” Islam. 2. Every Muslim should be asked to take an oath stating that they will follow God and Not the Devil, Iblis, Satan or its followers such as Wahhabis and its clones, such as ISIS, Al Queda, Taliban, Boko Haram, Deobandi etc. They declared LTTE to be a Terrorist organization and banned in multiple countries. However, if one compared the havoc created by the Wahhabis and their clones over past 2 centuries, and still continues, LTTE is very mild and just a flash. Muslims need to call the Iblis, Devil Following Wahhabis, Isbisis or Shaitanis, or Satanis.
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        Izeth, RE: Russian military intervention in the Syrian Civil War and the Saudi Wahhabi displeasure. ” Saudi Arabia – On 1 October, Saudi Arabia′s senior diplomat at the UN demanded that Russia cease its intervention, repeating claims made by Western diplomats that Russia was targeting the unnamed “moderate” anti-government opposition rather than ISIL.[162]” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_military_intervention_in_the_Syrian_Civil_War unnamed “moderate” anti-government opposition rather than ISIL.[162]” Unnamed “moderare”? = ISIL, ISIS, Levent Front, Free Syrian Army, Muslim Brotherhood, Saudi Proxies, US Proxies, Turkish Proxies, Al-Nusra Front, Ahar ash Sham, Saudi Arabian Wahhabis, Turkish Wahhabis, Quatar Wahhabis, Chenan Wahhabis,
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          Izeth Hussain “Meanwhile, the correspondent also said a meeting is expected in Jordan, to name and list which groups are considered “terrorists” in Syria.” 1. Saudi Arabia , Qatar, US. West and Turkey Funded Terrorist Groups. ISIS, ISIL , Al Nusra, Free Syrian Army, Muslim Brotherhood, Salafis, Wahhabis etc. http://saudigazette.com.sa/saudi-arabia/saudi-arabia-to-host-conference-to-unify-syrian-opposition-in-mid-december/ Saudi Arabia to host conference to unify Syrian opposition in Mid-December Nov 20, 2015 A meeting has been scheduled in Saudi Arabia to bring together moderate Syrian opposition groups, in an attempt to present them as a united front in future negotiations, Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent reported on Thursday. The correspondent learned from an ambassador in New York that U.N. envoy to Syria, Staffan De Mistura “informed the members in closed session that there will be a meeting in KSA on Dec. 15 to unite the moderate Syrian opposition to present a united front in any negotiations with the regime on a Transitional Governing body.” The news comes after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that Syria could be weeks away from a “big transition,” following on from international talks in Vienna at the weekend. World diplomats gathered in Vienna agreed on a fixed calendar for Syria that would see a transitional government in six months and elections in 18 months. However the tricky subject of the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad remained unanswered. Meanwhile, the correspondent also said a meeting is expected in Jordan, to name and list which groups are considered “terrorists” in Syria.
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      Izeth Hussain is misleading and reductionist when he lays all the blame for the current violence in Islam to the Wahabi movement. He needs to look to the Quran itself as there are several verses there that call for religious warfare against the unbeliever. “I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, maim them in every limb” (Surah 8, Ayat 12) “Believers! make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Let them find harshness in you”. (Surah 9, Ayat 123) One can quote many other verses from the Quran on the same theme of violence directed at the non believer. The early history of Islam experienced a religious violence. The two grand sons of Mohammed namely Hassan and Hussain were killed by other Muslims. The second, third and fourth Caliphs of Islam, namely Omar, Othman and Ali were killed by other Muslims. The Jewish community in Yathrib or Medina were either expelled, enslaved or killed. The violent Kharijite movement, the Assassins, the suppression of the Zoroastrian uprising in 8th century Persia, the Fatimids in Egypt, the Fulani Jihads in West Africa under Usman Dan Fodio, and the Armenian and the lesser known Assyrian genocide were all unconnected to the Wahabi movement. Whether one liked it or not, Islam has a lot of violence associated with it. The Muslim world today be it Mali, Niger, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Afghanistan and Pakistan all face violent religious upheaval. Its time that the likes of Izeth Hussain ponder on the roots of violence within Muslim scripture and early history rather than find a convenient scapegoat in the contemporary Wahabi movement. It is not difficult to refute Izeth’s representation of Spanish history but that another day.
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        Herodotus, You say “It is not difficult to refute Izeth’s representation of Spanish history but that another day”. How uneducated you are. Please watch the BBC documentary below. You will be enlightened, if it is at all possible. Please remember no one is as blind as those who refuse to see. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3TuWFWA340
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          The BBC represents the ‘politically correct’ position of the English establishment. This pays lip service to portraying ‘the splendour’ of Islam while actively using Islamic fundamentalism to destabilize independent-minded countries. The Arabs ruled Spain for 700 years, a period characterized by raids, plunder, sexual slavery, religious domination and the periodic brutalization of Christians. There were even sporadic instances of cannibalism. The borders fluctuated over the years as the Christians gradually regained ground. The Arab historian Ahmad Ibn Muhammad Al Maqqari, the Spanish chronicler Diego De Valera, and modern historians Dario Fernandez Morera and Jane I Smith provide the evidence. There were ruthless campaigns of plunder. Many churches were destroyed. There was a brisk trade in women to fill the Harems guarded by castrated slaves. Muslim Spain was no religious Nirvana as far as the Christians were concerned.
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        Herodotus “Its time that the likes of Izeth Hussain ponder on the roots of violence within Muslim scripture and early history rather than find a convenient scapegoat in the contemporary Wahabi movement.” Look at the Old Testament and the Bible. There is a lot of Violence. Christian history is full of genocide and violence, including the Inquisitions ans Colonization.The Ptotestants claimed that the Pope was the Devil, Satan. Christopher Hitchens Owns the Catholic Church (Extended Version) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GFbFK7ZB1c What Izeth Hussein and others are saying is that the Wahhabis are doing a literal interpretation, and using the violent verses to their interpretation of Wahhabism, and this are innovating Islam. The Problem, lies with the Ulemas and Mullahs of Wahhabism and their clones. The non-Wahhabi Sunnis,, the Shia, other sects do what the Wahhabis do. This in itself Proof that the Wahhabi are under the influence or follow the Iblis, Satan, Shaitan, Devil, as the Devil does not like people praying to God, and the Wahhabi and their clones, such as Salafis, Tawheed ISIS is carrying out the order of the Devil, Satan, Iblis. Devil (Islam) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil_(Islam) In Islam, the Devil is known as Iblīs (Arabic: إبليس‎, plural: ابالسة abālisah), Shayṭān (Arabic: شيطان‎, plural: شياطين shayāṭīn) or Shaitan. In Islam, Iblis is a jinni who refused to bow for Adam. The primary characteristic of the Devil is hubris.[1] His primary activity is to incite humans and jinn to commit evil through deception, which is referred to as “whispering into the hearts”.[2] The Quran mentions that Satans are the assistants of those who disbelieve in God: “We have made the evil ones friends to those without faith.”[ According to basic Islamic teachings, God revealed the creation of three intelligent species: angels (malāʾikah), demons (jinn), and humans (basher), of which the latter two have been granted free will to choose between good and evil,[8][9] and the Quran states that there is other creation beyond human knowledge “and He has created (other) things of which we have no knowledge.”[10] The angels, being creatures of pure reason without lower animal desires, do not sin. When God created Adam, he commanded all the angels and Iblis (whose high rank allowed him to worship Allah with the angels) to prostrate to Adam.[1] All the angels did so, but Iblis refused, and was deprived of Allah’s Mercy because of his arrogant disobedience.[11] For this God cast him out of Jannah (paradise), and intended to punish him. Iblis begged God to delay the punishment until Yawm al-Qiyāmah (Last Judgment), and his request was granted.[12] It is We Who created you and gave you shape; then We bade the angels prostrate to Adam, and they prostrate; not so Iblis; He refused to be of those who prostrate. (Allah) said: “What prevented thee from prostrating when I commanded thee?” He said: “I am better than he: Thou didst create me from fire, and him from clay.” — Quran, sura 7 (Al-A’raf) ayat 11-12[13] Iblis was proud and considered himself superior to Adam, since Adam was made from clay and Iblis from smokeless fire.[1] For this act of disobedience, God cursed him to Jahannam (Hell/Purgatory) for eternity, but gave him respite until the Day of Judgment, after Iblis requested it.[14] Iblis obtained permission from God and vowed that he would use this time to lead all men and women astray to Hell. In this way, he would prove humanity’s inferiority, and justify his act of defiance.[citation needed] For refusing to abide by the will of God, Iblis was cast out of Heaven, and thereafter he was called “Shaytan” (Satan).
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        Herodotus “Its time that the likes of Izeth Hussain ponder on the roots of violence within Muslim scripture and early history rather than find a convenient scapegoat in the contemporary Wahabi movement.” A different view by a Californian. Published on Jan 5, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpVa34Tj4rE
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      RE: Paris 2015 & Islamophobia Isseth Hussein, Origins of ISIS – Special Coverage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuYwc20zwxQ Who Funded ISIS? USA, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Turkey and Gulf States.. Published on Mar 5, 2015 In a special report, RT America examines the origins, power and expansion of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS). RT’s Ben Swann delves into the roots of the organization while Ameera David explains how the group amasses the millions of dollars it requires to operate. Finally, Manuel Rapalo explores how the Iraqi army fell apart despite benefiting from billions of dollars of US money – and military hardware – meant to ensure security.
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      SENGODEN or Senguttuwan Talks things you know. When Islam awas allowed to evolve naturally, it evolved into very peaceful sects like sufism. Some muslim sects such as DRUSE muslims in Lebanon are very peaceful. Wahabism is a result of oppression of Islam by the west and it originated in Saudi Arabia. Why Wahabism di dnot originate in India. What Muslims living in the east more peaceful ?
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      Sengo In the same token Tamils should apolagize to the people of SL for what the Ltte did for over 30 years. How many Tamil leaders have done this so far?
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      Sengodan. M “Wahhabism should be banned internationally. Any country that practices Wahhabism, including Saudi Arabia should be boycotted by ALL civilised countries including the US. But will that happen?” Thew Devil, Satan, Iblis, their followers and Supporters. Given below is an analysis of Wahhabism, and as to how the were misled by Satan, Devil and how the Great Satan is supporting them. The spread of Wahhabism, and the West’s responsibility to the world In 2013, the European Union declared Wahhabism the main source of global terrorism. But it’s not just a “Middle East problem”; it is our problem, too. BY KAREN ARMSTRONG ..[Edited out]
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    Were the Mughals who ruled over a greater part of India for centuries, especially Aurangazeb also Wahhabis? They razed to the ground thousands of hindu temples that stood for centuries before! Sengodan. M
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      And the Christians murdered Arabs and Hindus and I am sure the Chola navy was not all sweetness and light. At some point its just history that we should acknowledge (not glorify). The trouble is today’s Sri Lankan government is trying to delay its crimes long enough that it can be ‘just history too’ – cunning tactic, but unlikely to work.
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    “Obviously the prime objective of the IS would be to take over Saudi Arabia to serve as the headquarters of a full-fledged Islamic Caliphate. It could be that a rough beast is slouching towards Mecca to be born.” NY Times summed it up nicely. If War on Iraq is mother of ISIS, Saudi Arabia is the father.
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      Rajash “Obviously the prime objective of the IS would be to take over Saudi Arabia to serve as the headquarters of a full-fledged Islamic Caliphate. It could be that a rough beast is slouching towards Mecca to be born.” “NY Times summed it up nicely. ” Do you believe everything that the NY Times say? Do you have room for alternate views in your brain? Is that the reason why: 1. The US invaded Iraq using the lies of WMD ( Weapons of Mass Destruction) 2. The US, Saudi Arabia, The Gulf States, Turkey, the West , France etc , including 40 countries tried to destabilize Syria? Who are the Jihadis? USA? Israel? Saudi Arabia? Who gains? Who Funded Them? [Edited out]
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        I think you got the wrong end of the stick. I mean the wrong quote.
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      Rajash Wonderful. With the thought of my pleasure of a shot of G&T you have explained it in a nutshell. Saudi is mother and father of IS. They hate the Americans for flooding the world market with their fracked oil and gas. Saudi’s cannot dictate the price now. They want to avenge America for undermining their power to control the world oil price. Authoritarian Saudi rule must go. Otherwise, they will bread the IS. In fact, Saudi autocratic rule and IS must go together. What you said in words I have to say it in sentences. You are great. Our minds and hearts always meet on great issues. I love you and wish you well.
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        Just meeting of the mind is enough, let’s leave the heart out shall we!
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          Rajash My heart is pained by your comment. Are you serious that you are heartless. How can we leave our hearts aside and only say minds are enough? We have gone this far and must go further. Our hearts have a role to play. With love and kind regards.
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            Nirmala N RE: Rajesh “I love you and wish you well.” “With love and kind regards.” Looks like Rajash is taken, Leave the guy alone, if he is not a Muslim. If he is a Muslim, you can try for the second position, if he has a big heart.
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              Amarasiri “If he is a Muslim, you can try for the second position, if he has a big heart. ” I am not muslim and I am not gay.
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      ISIS was born out of a misleading American foreign policy, starting with their creation of Al-Qaeda to fight the Russians in Afghanistan, promoting and supplying weapons to Iraq in support of its fight against Iran, later invading Iraq on the pretext of a pre-emptive strike and looking for a non-existant WMD, setting a pro-shi’ite puppet regime under Nuri-Al Maliki which split the Muslim faction into Sunni and Shia at each others throats, and a whole host of other blunders like the use of drones to target enemies and killing civilians in the process, support of Israel with wweapons and funds against helpless Palestine people deriving them the right to live peacefully in their own lands. These are some of many reasons which eventually lead to polarization and created a worst of its enemies under the name of ISIS. But the Western world will never admit it and continue to believe in ‘Might is right’.
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    In that famous video tape brought out by Harvard’s Subramaniam Swamy he said among the sinister strategies that will be tried out by the current campaign to Islamise the entire world will be that one where Islamists, living in multi-religious societies, are instructed to find their own ways of converting others to Islam – bribery, baby-boom, intimidation – very much part of the tools. And, if they get caught or the conspiracy fails, the local Islamist leadership is advised to quickly distance themselves public ly by disowning the conspiracy, criticising the leaders of the conspiracy and declaring they are not “one of us” They are quickly advised to slip into defence until such time as the furore dies down. And, then start again until the objective of global conquest or something close to it, initially, is realised. Here, in this piece we see Izeth Hussan quickly dismissing t”beloved” Saudis as dreadful Wahabists and thereby, again repeating Global Islam is peaceful, good and has no territorial ambitions. Just like Subramaniam Swamy, the paid Rajapakse Agent, who had studied the issue at length, warned. The truth is while today’s Catholic/Christianity world pursues peaceful paths and is satisfied with its global flock; while Judaism, that does not convert, is free of ambitions to increase its numbers, global Islam is in a hurry in its madness to Islamise the world. The St. Denis savagery in Paris, instead of advancing the coming of the Islamic Caliphate, has made Muslims disliked and unpopular in every multi-religious country in the world. More than 50% of the Governors in the USA have openly said Muslims are not welcome in their States. Europe’s attitude and behavarioul tendencies suggest they have had enough. Their doors are being latched. Islamic clothing – of men and women – all over the world are becoming symbols of outrage at best and physical attacks, at worst. The hijab and the burqah are changing from black. It is curious, Izeth Hussain, in those occasions when we used the word “savagery” went ballistic calling us all sorts of names, now uses the word several times in his article. Hussain should spend more time researching why Islam engages so much of hatred in the world now – whereas a quarter of a centrury ago or more – followers of Islam were peaceful, religious and decent. They went about their business admirably and earned the respect of other communities with which they lived in harmony. They hardly threatened anybody as a community. The ambitions of global Islam – the next Caliphate – by deranged Islamic Rasputins changed the equation. It was only this week the urbane John Kerry, US Secretary of State, uncharacteristically, used such words as “horrible, barbaric and intolerant” to describe his feelings in the matter in line with today’s mood in the world. It is the Islamic world that has to put its house in order – sooner the better – and learn to live harmoniously and peacefully with others in a world that has made far strides since the medieval centuries. Backlash
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    The Taliban and AlQueda were in operation before the US attacked Iraq. They profess the Muslim principle of Sharia law. According to this, Infidels must be killed. Women cannot be equal to men. Women’s education and social advancement are restricted. The revengeful attitude of eye for eye is the rule. These are not rules of some savage terrorist group. These are Muslim rules.
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    LTTE was very innocent boys in Sri lanka. It iwas All sinhala army wrong. Itis the same story with muslims, Muslims are very innocent, what all they do has a valid reason and the others are always wrong. Why it is not Allah’s wish ?
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      I think the UN working group agrees with you regarding the Sri Lankan army judging by their comments.
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    The west for their open hearted policy is paying for their mistake …..better west must stop taking these fanatics pretending as refugees …send them all back to Saudi Arabia the guardian of pure Islam ….. There are many big Islamic countries in Asia and Africa ..where milk and honey is flowing when they pray 5 times a day …so these muslims can go from west and live there… West has made a blunder by giving mosque..separate cemetery ..sharia laws…unlimited production of muslims babies all facilities are being paid by local tax payers and finally thoppis slaughter them.. Australian Prime Minister has clearly told Muslims there ..if you can’t accept our way of living ..and laws better leave our country ..or… Today the most hated people in this word are so called Muslims still clutching 4th century preaching and refused to accept 21st century reality .. It is a matter of time once the alternative for petrol is available there fanatic Arabs will go back to their 4th century life …driving camels and eating dates… Cheers
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      I couldn’t disagree more.
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      Sri lanka should use same logics and send Tamils back to Tamilnadu.
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      The terrorist attacks in Paris was not inflicted by Syrian refugees, neither was the bomb which brought down a Russian plane placed by a Syrian refugee. In the case of the Paris attacks, yes they were all Muslims, but they were all born and raised in Europe such as in Belgium, France etc. It is also ISIS, who the Syrian refugees are running from. There is a clear difference between the victims and who the aggressors are, although they may be all Muslims. When unjustified fear sets in, rationality gets thrown out.
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    Izzeth Hussain. The problem is lies with people like you around the world. You all must go to Immans and tell them to speak out preach against the use of Islam as means of terrorizing people. Or you people like like you must organize seminars for young Muslims and make it public.
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      Izeth Husseinm RE: Comment by Pointless “You all must go to Immans and tell them to speak out preach against the use of Islam as means of terrorizing people. Or you people like like you must organize seminars for young Muslims and make it public.” This is an important point. The Muslims with Common sense need to take on those Ulama, Imams, and Mullah’s and chsallenge them on 1. Quranic Citation grounds 3. Hadith Citation grounds and show to the Younger generation that these Ulama, Imams, and Mullah’s interpretation of Islam is not correct, and expose these errors and double standards. Example 1.The Manipulation of 24:31 The Hijab- Abaya. There are many other examples, too numerous to go through on comments. Remember, the German Translation of the Bible, and the Protestant Reformation by Martin Luther, 498 years ago, on October 17, 5017? “And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and to guard their private parts, and not to reveal any of their ‘zinatahhunna’ (beauty spots) except what is normally apparent, and to draw their ‘khumurihhinna’ (their khimars) over their ‘juyoob’ (cleavage/bossom)” The starting point for this inquiry is to address the following questions: Do we see the Arabic words ‘shaar’ (hair) or ‘raas’ (head) in 24:31? The answer is no. Are there any words in 24:31, or anywhere in the Quran, which address women and which say in plain words “cover your shaar (hair) or raas (head)? The answer once again is no. However, traditional scholars and Imams insist that God issued such a command for women to cover their hair and they refer to 24:31 to make such claim. The fact that the words ‘hair’ and ‘head’ are not found in 24:31 should be sufficient for any unbiased reader to conclude that there cannot be a command to cover parts of the body if these parts are not mentioned in the first place. Nevertheless, traditional Muslim scholars manipulated the words in 24:31 in order to enforce the covering of the hair on women, but in reality they are enforcing their culture on people and claiming is it Islamic! It is thus the aim of this paper to analyse 24:31 in detail. In the light of the Quran it can be shown that their claims are all based on manipulated interpretations of the text in 24:31.
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    When Western nations keep attacking Muslim nations for no valid reason, or with fake intelligence, toppling their leaders at the slightest excuse, and deciding which nation must have “democracy”, again, and again, it gives extremists the reason to prey on young men and use that anger, to become jihadists. It also gives Islamaphobes with ulterior motives, to use these horrible terror attacks, and demonize ALL Muslims. There are over 1.6 billion Muslims world wide, and the majority do not agree to these criminals who have hijacked the religion to kill innocent people. They are disgusted with these killings, which brings their religion a bad name. When the BBS went around inciting, attacking, spewing anti Muslim rhetoric, which ended with Muslim businesses being destroyed, and deaths of Muslims down south, no one expected ALL Sinhalese people to denounce these saffron robed terrorists, or declare their position. It makes common sense to realize not all Sinhala Buddhist people are bad, or agree with what the BBS thugs are doing. So why does Izzeth Hussein set another standard for his fellow Muslims? It is obvious that not all 1.6 billions are extremists, and do not agree with what a relative small percentage of idiots are doing in the name of their religion.
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    I think I agree with much of what Izeth says here. Islamophobia has no place in modern civilized society; We should stand shoulder to shoulder with the victims of the Paris attacks, but also with the masses that are suffering in Syria and elsewhere and do what we can to end this human tragedy; We can learn much from the Western reaction to the IS attacks, where politicians galvanise liberal ideals of inclusive societies; By contrast Sri Lanka’s many governments since independence, and some parts of today’s government seek to do the opposite, despite all that has happened. It is time for Sri Lanka to follow the Western model of inclusivity, which by definition cannot exclude justice and accountability for all. That final point is something Mr Hussein has been unfortunately opaque about – it would be good if all those who claim to embrace liberalism are also clear that justice and accountability for all is inextricable from liberal ideals.
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    Religion is a state of mind. There is no need to adhere to any religion to lead a righteous life with no animosity to others, and respecting others’ right to exist peacefully. There is no need to compel one’s belief on others. Religions are/have been the primary source of conflict among citizens of the world. ISIS demands all others to convert to its beleifs on pain of death. So does Boko Haram.
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      No religion is the spark that ignites the conflict. It is bad politics – i.e. decisions by leaders to use religion and ethnicity that causes conflict. Sri Lanka since independence is a prime example.
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    Mr Izeth Hussain has written well but invariable couched in the style of his diplomatic training. He switches from protagonist to apologist with characteristic ease. If the objective of his effort is to ‘counter the possible, or rather probable, increase of Islamophobia in Sri Lanka’ I am afraid that it is too late. Thanks to the efforts over recent years of the BBS and others, a virulent opposition (I fight shy of calling them Wahabists) has grown, ready and willing to actively defend the Muslim community, and prepared to wreak havoc if needed. It would be a disaster for Sri Lanka if this situation was to arise. Sadly, nobody knows where the point of no return is, and, seemingly, nobody cares.
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    Mt Hussein writes “It should not be altogether surprising if a group of perverted Muslims backslide into Judaism.” Does this imply that he considers Judaism as more perverted than Islamic Fundamentalism. Don’t they have the right to exist in this world as well. This makes him a racist with his own bigoted racist agenda as well. All three middle eastern religions have passages in their scriptures that give licence to the destructions of non-believers. Most of Christianity and Judaism have had their reformations and have moved towards accepting co-existence with secular and other beliefs. But Islam still insists on the bigotry and hypocrisy preached by its founders. (I have never met a so called moderate Muslim in Sri Lanka. They all want to kill all the Jews. Whos next in line? Gnanasara?) Is it time for an Islamic reformation? The fault my friend is in the perverted religious teachings, not in in its interpretations.
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    According to Mr. Putin Isis Is a creation by FORTY nations including West. Those who fund it include most of the G20 countries and Arab nations.
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      Jim softy ” According to Mr. Putin Isis Is a creation by FORTY nations including West.” They all are puppets of the Great Satan, and wants to serve the Empire of the Great Satan.
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    Security Council’ all five members are in agreement of doing something for ISIS problem. The last one and the least affected member by the ISIS, China in warming up. Paris massacre and Mali Hilton massacre has contributed to the China’s new position. This may result either China not resisting any UN initiations or sometimes, even go ahead and contribute material support to fight the ISIS. This makes a UN based solution is possible for ISIS’s atrocities. Anti- religious Russia and Religious freedom demanding West can take an action. But this is seen by common Muslim man as an anti-religious union or Islamophobia activities. Loosely following the Confucianism and Buddhism, Communist China is not seen as an anti-Muslim country. Further, unlike Russia which faced the Chechnya and the West , which created the Afghan and Iraq menace, China’s Muslims problem is very mild. So China’s participation should thwart the criticism of “Islamophobia”. There is no doubt that Islam has been taken far away from the origin of it. We the Hindus have seen this type of hijackings. The smallest example of the issue is in Indus Valley the Brahmins who were created as the educated people’s servants, after the conquering of Hindus Valley, became the brutal dictators of the people by adding heaps and heaps of rubbish Purana Stories. Eventually it was told, with worse scientific contentions, they are created from the face of the God and others are leg of the God. It is not contrary to science, it is contradict the entire Hindu religion, because for a Hindu, The God’s feet are most precious part of him and they are expected to prey only his feet and no other parts. In that case the Hindus should have been praying the Harigen as they are the earthly representation of the heaven feet. What is the lesson there is in all part of the world, just like India, the Purana stories of their own religions are concocted by the privileged crooks. The only solution for it is the basic minimum science and rational logic education for all. The intelligent writings of the media occasionally fail to work as wanted to be. Because lot of times, it remains as tomorrow’s medicine and do not reach the today’s patients. Further, this is an advanced notice to crooked germs to do their homework. Using this advance notice, they easily evolve as drug resistant germs, even the medicine start to act. The American scientology, the “Intelligent Design” theories are all the examples of how these crooked germs can evolve to resist the modern or future scientific knowledges. It is so pathetic to see even the learned minds can be so easily hijacked by these foul theories. Further it is always observed that media writing, when they are truth and sincere, being less attractive and un-noticed and if bogus, they become flashy and attract attentions. So the writings on the media always needs supplement as the materials collected and synthesized as lessons and served for mass’s education. In the modern world, fast and easy way is democratic governments taking it to their hands. Sri Lankan governments who use the minority-phobia to come to power cannot be expected to contribute to the growth minority religions. So it is the Muslims organization of Lankawe has to set the watch dogs to keep the extremism out of their masses and control the import of the chaos and menace to their society. Important is politicians must be kept away from these processes. Unlike Hindus, other religions in Lankawe, including Islam are managed by governing bodies. This makes education is easy for them to implement. So the writers need to reason out to the religious leaders of these bodies to pay attentions to the current evolvements in the world and the changes in their societies, to guide their parishioners. They are the people should understand, repeating the millennium old materials to their mass as God’s saying may only allow the world to unite against them and bring the second world war end. It is their duty to protect their religions from undue and unwanted suppressions.
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    The only phobea I suffer is Islamophobia. Until UN imposes something like China’s one child policy for all mankind before it is too late. Soma
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      somass “The only phobea I suffer is Islamophobia.” The number of phobia you suffer is infinity. “Until UN imposes something like China’s one child policy for all mankind before it is too late.” Be honest, how many children have you fathered so far, officially and unofficially?
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    There is absolutely no defence for Jihardism of any form whatsoever. The greater the degree of Jihardism the better the Muslim one is. The tragedy is that the ordinary Muslim believes that Islam was founded on the precepts of violence as is depicted in Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses.Bensen
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    IT IS AN ABSOLUTE WASTE OF TIME READING IZZETHS WRITINGS AND COMMENTS. IT APPEARS AS IF IZZETH AND AMARASIRI ARE PART OF THE JEWISH LOBBY. TO HELL WITH BOTH OF YOU, BECAUSE THAT IS YOUR FINAL ABODE!!!

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