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Politicians Should Stop Representing Religions – Imthiaz Bakeer Markar

Politicians should stop representing religions – Imthiaz Bakeer Markar

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    I totally agree we must ban all political parties that are religious based or ethnic based then everybody will respect each other.

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      …then everybody will respect each other. Just like that? It’s that simple to create respect is it?

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        Sure,you must a new kid on the block, but we old timers know what it was before 1956 and sinhala only,that was the start of the problem before that we all lived in peace and respected each other.

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          Mr Tasil Samarasinha,

          Your own argument makes your statement meaningless. The 1956 Sinhala only act was not brought about by an ethnic or religion-based party. Rather it was by a party that claimed to be a national party. The National parties in this country are always parties of the majority ethnic community. The belief that if the minority ethnic and religious parties are abolished everything will be hunky dory is a fallacy.

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      Great !, If I remember right, Once JHU monk said they would support Imthiyaz for President, but never Ranil.

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      First time I heard a Muslim representative talked sense.
      100% agree with Imtiaz Markar that you can practice any religion but why cant we be Sinhala. after all we, even though we dont admit it.
      Muslims must take the first step and stop voting or supporting SLMC.
      None of my Buddhist friends vote for JHU, rather not that I know of.

      MR had the golden oppotunity to unite this country as one nation. But he dropped the bowl. He became a power freak thus went blind. Mahinda is no way protecting or supporting the Buddism as he says. He is busy making a vote base while betraying the true teachings of Buddism and fooling the Buddists.

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        I know imtiaz bakeer marker from my childhood onwards and he has been talking always the same thing. We need politicians like him in this nation now and in future as well.

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        Most Muslims I know (including me) have never voted for SLMC.

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        Only the eastern Muslims voted for SLMC. Most Muslims used to support the UNP or the SLFP, hence they stayed out of ethnic and communal issues. Thanks to Ashraff, communal identity was established due to the creation of the SLMC. I do not blame the eastern Muslims as they were under represented, most of the Muslims in the UNP or SLFP took care of their people. Example, ACS Hameed had many Muslims from Kandy, Akurana, Gampola in Sri Lankan missions abroad. Same goes to others, Azwer, Fowzie, and the ilk. Hence it was rife for a Muslim like Ashraff to make use of this opportunity. However, he should not have started a communal party like the SLMC, he should have been either with the SLFP, UNP, or an independent without a communal tone. He should have said I am representing the people of the east without a focus on race or ethnicity. In any case, pointless crying over spilled milk. Imtiyaz seems like a guy with a good head on his shoulder. His father will be proud. I hope he runs for higher office, he is a good man unlike many of the Muslim crooked MP’s we have these days…

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          ACS Hameed was a bloody drunkard, who was selective on who he helped he was a notorious boozer, even in foreign capitals during his tour, he had behaved badly after liquor. Most people thought this fellow helped the muslims, but that’s not true. Even Ashraff started this communal party SLMC to achieve his selfish objectives, he was just shouting like a big hero, until Chandrika plotted and got rid of him, today the SLMC is full of rogues, and its leader Rauf is a disgusting cad who was responsible for the life of an innocent woman after the illicit affair came to light, none of these buggers did any good for muslims, instead they put the muslims in a bad situation.

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        ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. ALL RELIGIOUS AND COMMUNAL PARTIES SHOULD BE BANNED. I OPPOSED THE SLMC FROM DAY ONE.

        WE MUSLIMS WERE WELL REPRESENTED BY HONEST POLITICIANS IN THE
        TWO MAIN PARTIES- UNP AND SLFP.

        ASHRAFF WAS THE CAUSE AND THE CURSE FOR MUSLIMS.

        ASHRAFF, WANTED TO BE THE “THE CHIEF” IN E.P. IN THE “NORTHERN
        EASTERN JOINT VENTURE.” WELL PRABHA WAS NOT GOING TO TOLERATE IT.

        IN FACT WHEN VP GOT WIND OF IT, HE ORDERED THE MUSLIMS TO GET OUT
        OF NORTH WITHIN A COUPLE OF HOURS LEAVING EVERYTHING BEHIND.
        THESE ARE THE “DISPLACED MUSLIMS”

        THESE MUSLIMS SHOULD NOT BLAME THE SINHALESE OR TAMILS.
        IT WAS THE SELF APPOINTED LEADER OF MUSLIMS- ASHRAFF AND HIS SLMC, WHICH ITSELF IS NOW IN PIECES.

        JUST THE TIME FOR THEM TO WIND UP OR JUST DISAPPEAR WITHIN THE OTHER PARTIES.SURE THEY CAN JOIN OTHER PARTIES AND CONTEST
        THE ELECTIONS AND COME TO PARLIAMENT.

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      Imtiaz Bakeer Marker,

      Absolutely. You are a rare and wise politician.

      Politicians are elected to govern.

      They are not elected to deliver to people the following.

      1. Nirvana, Nibbana, Sansara and Rebirth

      2. Get to Heaven, Limbo, Purgatory and Hell.

      Hey, politicians, stick to your profession, stick to your knitting.

      Let the Religious guys, Monks, Priests, Mullahs , and Ulema interpret their own beliefs and myths, and deliver on those promises, the faithful have been waiting for ever.

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      The Wahhabis, the Salafis are the Real Problem,

      They are Agents of Satan, the Shaitan

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      In Libya and Egypt, Salafi and Wahhabi groups took the opportunity of the recent unrests to attack and damage several Sufi shrines and cemeteries. In Libya they destroyed the shrine of Zuhayr Ibn al-Balawi a companion of Prophet Mohammad. In July, another Wahhbai group in Mali began to destroy and vandalise historical Sufi shrines, mausoleums and cemeteries of Timbuktu, a UNESCO registered World Heritage. Surprisingly these atrocities has never mobilised international public opinion against Wahabis in the same manner as the destruction of the statues of Buddha in Afghanistan by Taliban.

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        God knows, who is creating these “isms”, muslims should not waste time on these issues which are more or less politicised. The teachings of our beloved Prophet(PBUH)and the Holy Quran are sufficient for believers to be rightly guided.

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    No politicians and no clergy. Religion must be represented by civil society educated leaders, See how they always bungle the festivals and politicians are there to serve themselves. It is the civil society that has to give directions.

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      Ask Queen to Stop being the Head of the anglican Church.

      Ask the USA to stop using the words, “UNITED WE STAND” and GOD BLESS AMERICA.

      Saudi Arabia operates on quran.

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        Queen is not the head of the Governing body in the UK. It is the British Prime Minister. He is not heading any Religion and so in the United States where the President does not represent any Religion. Get you facts right first before jumping in to conclusions.

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          Queen’s government, Queen’s opposition and Queen’s church and Queen is the head of State maintained by the tax payers. What is it this man is defending?

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        Jim softy,

        Why should we follow other nation whatever it means? Why are you suddenly jumping to USA, UK and KSA? We talk about Sri Lanka and you try to be a Sri Lankan as we do……

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        Jim Softly, everytime we talk about SL, you keep dragging other countries in. Stop.

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        The queen of the UK is just a figurehead. Somehow(long story) she’s the sovereign over 16 nations in total, including Australia, Canada, Barbados, New Zealand,and so on.

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    mother of all evils = childen of the Satan = Politicians of the reigning govt

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    I salute Bakeer Markar for his prudent thinking. The ethnic and communal hatred came into being after Tamil and Muslim politicians for their personal advantage divided the community from the Majority, in the name of religion and ethnicity we were cut out from the main two branches of the tree, and they Minority politicians planted their own trees and now dying…

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      Agree.

      BAN all single ethnic and single religious political parties.

      e.g. TNA, ITAK, TULF, ACTC, TNPF, SLMC, JHU, BBS, etc.

      They are the root cause of all violence.

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        This was what ‘El President’ promised as soon as the war was over way back in 2009. He has slowly back-tracked from this.

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        Agree with you…..we should take necessary action to ban these hatred groups.

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        Also ban SL Cricket Clubs along ethnic lines – SSC, Moors, Burhhers, Tamils, etc.

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    Ranil loss this gentleman. Mr. Premadasas campaign lead Late Lalith & Mr. Imthiyas.Where Ranil stand.

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    So true,it is always a group unrepresentative of the majority thinking that tries to take over the debate,hope UNP will use the U in its acronym at least now.

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    Good advice for all the politicians.

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    Well said sir.

    BAN all single ethnic and single religious political parties.

    e.g. TNA, ITAK, TULF, ACTC, TNPF, SLMC, JHU, BBS, etc.

    They are the root cause of all violence.

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      Koran and Hadith defines everything for a Muslim. And that includes even how many stones be used to clean the penis after pee. Islamic clerics interpret what is not clear to the indolent.

      Needles to say then, political parties that has a ‘Muslim’ tag have to abide by Allah’s commands. So, Imthiaz Bakeer Markar cannot be truthful when he said “Politicians Should Stop Representing Religions.”

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        Even when a Muslim talks sense some people blame him!

        Why is this?

        I agree [Edited out] but there are very few who are not. We should not make things difficult for the 0.1% good Muslims.

        This man is a good man from what he says. But no place for such people.

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          This man is a good man we know.
          There is place for him even among sinhalese.

          ‘Even when a Muslim talks sense some people blame him!
          Jimsofty, Which Muslim you talking about? :)
          Furzana? Hameed? Ali Jinna? Sabrina?
          Sivanandan, Sarojini non-Tamils.
          Ryan, Pam, John are non-christians.
          They all are your babies.

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            We know that Imitiaz studied at Ananda college. As an individual, we have no doubt he is a good man. But as a Muslim he still have to follow the rules Muhammad read out as coming from Allah.

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              I an no Muslim, Buddhist

              “But as a Muslim he still have to follow the rules Muhammad read out as coming from Allah.”

              What are the rules from Allah from the Quran.

              They are different from the Wahhabi Rules, you are referring to.

              It is like Rules or Dhamma of Buddha and Rules of Mara and BBS rules.

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    Imitiaz Bakker Makar is is preaching what muslims can not and should not do;

    Read this.

    Islam’s Trilogy of three sacred texts is the Koran and two books about the life of Mohammed. When the Trilogy is sorted, categorized, arranged, rewritten and analyzed, it becomes apparent that five principles are the foundation of Islam.

    All of Islam is based upon the Trilogy—Koran, Sira (Mohammed’s biography) and Hadith (his Traditions).
    Most of the Islamic doctrine is political, not religious. Islam is a political ideology.

    Islam divides the world into Muslims and unbelievers, kafirs.

    Political Islam always has two different ways to treat kafirs—dualistic ethics. Kafirs can be abused in the worst ways or they can be treated like a good neighbor.

    Kafirs must submit to Islam in all politics and public life. Every aspect of kafir civilization must submit to political Islam.

    These Five Principles can be put in five words—Trilogy, politics, kafirs, dualism and submission. These five words bring clarity and ease of learning about political Islam.

    Up until now Islam has been hard to understand because it seemed complex and contradictory and did not make sense. But, once you see how the Five Principles work, everything falls into place. Complexity becomes simplicity. Chaos becomes order.

    All CSPI books are based on these Five Principles.

    1. trilogy

    The Trilogy contains three books—

    The Koran is what Mohammed said that the angel Gabriel said that Allah said. But the Koran does not contain enough guidance for one to be a Muslim. The Koran repeatedly says that all of the world should imitate Mohammed in every way. Mohammed’s words and deeds are called the Sunna. The Sunna is found in two different texts—the Sira and Hadith.

    The first source of the Sunna is the Sira which is Mohammed’s biography. The most authoritative version is by Ibn Ishaq.

    The other source of the Sunna is the Hadith, the Traditions of Mohammed. There are several versions of Hadith, but the most commonly used is by Bukhari.
    So the Trilogy is the Koran, Sira and Hadith.

    2. political islam

    Political Islam is the doctrine that relates to the unbeliever, the kafir. Islam’s relationship to the kafir cannot be religious since a Muslim is strictly forbidden to have any religious interaction with them The religion of Islam is what is required for a Muslim to avoid Hell and enter Paradise.

    The Trilogy not only advocates a religious superiority over the kafir—the kafirs go to Hell whereas Muslims go to Paradise—but also its doctrine demands that Muslims dominate the kafir in all politics and culture. This domination is political, not religious.

    As mentioned earlier, the Koran has 61% of its text devoted to the kafir. The Sira (Mohammed’s biography) has about 75% of its text devoted to the kafir and jihad.

    Islam’s success comes primarily from its politics. In thirteen years as a spiritual leader, Mohammed converted 150 people to his religion. When he became a political leader and warrior, Islam exploded in growth, and Mohammed became king of Arabia in ten years.

    Islam has a complete doctrine of how to treat the kafir that is found in the Trilogy.

    3. kafirs

    Non-believers are so important that they have several names. Christians and Jews are called People of the Book or infidels. Other religious names for non-Muslims are atheist, polytheist, and pagan. But the Koran uses one word that includes all of the religious names. That name is kafir, an Arabic word.

    Kafir is usually translated as unbeliever, but that translation is wrong. Unbeliever is a neutral word. The Koran is very clear about the kafir. Indeed, the Koran defines the kafir by how it speaks of them. Kafirs are the lowest and worst form of life. Kafirs can be robbed, murdered, tortured, enslaved, crucified and more. Later in this chapter, more of the Koran’s doctrine of the kafir is given in some detail. But the key point is that a kafir is not only a non-Muslim, but also a person who falls under a different moral code from the Muslim.

    The Koran is devoted to the division between those who believe Mohammed, Muslims, and those who do not, kafirs. This grand division of the Koran means that there are two points of view of the Koran—the view of the Muslim and the view of the kafir.

    4. dualism

    The third principle is duality, and is unique to Islam. As an example, here is a verse from the Koran:

    109:2 I do not worship what you worship, and you do not worship what I worship. I will never worship what you worship, and you will never worship what I worship. You to your religion, me to my religion.

    This sounds very tolerant, but this verse was written later:

    9:5 When the sacred months are passed, kill the kafirs wherever you find them. Take them as captives, besiege them, and lie in wait for them with every kind of ambush. If they submit to Islam, observe prayer, and pay the poor tax, then let them go their way. Allah is gracious and merciful.

    Now we have absolute intolerance. This contradiction is normal for the Koran and is even addressed in the Koran. The solution to contradiction is called abrogation where the later verse is better than the earlier verse.

    The logic here is very important. Since Allah is perfect and the Koran is the exact words of Allah, then both contradictory verses are true, but the later verse is better or stronger. This leads to dualistic logic where two contradictory facts can both be true.

    5. submission

    Islam means submission and Muslim means one who has submitted. It is clearly stated in the Trilogy that all kafirs and their civilizations must be annihilated. Mohammed’s success depended on violence to persuade kafirs that he was the prophet of Allah.

    Submission is political, as well as religious. Islam demands that kafirs submit in every aspect of public life. Every part of kafir culture is an offense to Allah.

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      Imtiyas Marker is preaching excatly what some of my Muslim friends tell me. We as a nation Sihlase. We are Sri lankans so We are sinhalese but we have our own religion.
      Jim softy is again trying to twist things as Champika and BBS.
      Russian Muslims are Russians practice Islam.
      Indo & malasian Muslims are Malays practice Islam.
      Chinese Muslims are Chinese practice Islam.
      So where or what is the problem?
      Those who practice Islam are called Muslims.
      I say that Muslim children must now start study in Sihalese.
      Its not a must but its better for unity.
      I would prefer all children irrespective of their race study in English, so the racists will become less in future.

      thank you Mr. Marker, for your remarkable speech.

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        Senerath K,

        I agree with you. Imtiaz bakeer Marker studies in Ananda college and he is good example for all community who live in the island. Sri Lanka should be Sinhalese as national Language where as Tamil can be considered as respected language. All the children should be educated in English medium with Sinhala for reading and writing skills.
        The Sinhala language skills of Imtiaz bakeer markar is far better than Sinhalese who is in the Parliament members. Unfortunately, the Buddhist schools like Ananda, nalanda are not ready admit any muslim students where as any catholic schools any children can be admitted. why this discrimination?

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        Can any ethnic group forget its traditional values and become Sinhalease? What about Malays? Are you saying that Malays should be called as Sinhalease? No way my friend! Even in Malaysia there are Tamils brother. We are Sri Lankans, but NOT sinhalease. There is a vast differrence between a Sinhalease and a Sri Lankan. Remember for each person, his ethnical identity is important. So let us NOT call others to join under one ethnicity, but under one Nation as Sri Lankans, allowing each and everyone to follow and practice their own religion and ethnicality freely!

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          you mean to say there are no Sinhalese Muslims?
          what happens to those Sinhalese who embrace Islam? do they become Arabs?
          By being a Sinhala you don’t have to give up your culture and traditions. The trouble here is while being Muslims you guys are trying to become Arabs instead of becoming Sri Lankans.

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    If politicians should stop representing religions, why there is a political party in Sri Lanka – muslim congress – for muslims ?

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      If one reads the Koran and Hadith even a fool can understand that politics is a part and parcel of Islam.

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        Watch this first

        Lesley Hazleton: On reading the Koran #TED : http://on.ted.com/hk7Q

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      Allah has dictated his rules through his last prophet Muhammad for Muslims to abide. No Muslim can deny it. Sharia list the laws clearly. When in doubt Mullah interpret it to suit. But Sharia has no room for Democracy. So, a Muslim is either lying, or not a good Muslim when he says he is a democrat. Why?

      Democracy is by the people and for the people. And modern day democracy has no room for divine or Allah’s laws. And Mullah cannot be a judge in a democracy.

      So, democracy doesn’t work with Islamist. Egypt is the best case in point. Morsi was elected democratically. But he just couldn’t adjust to democratic values that Muslims minority takes for granted here in Sri Lanka. Morsi thought he has the right to rule by Allah’s laws. An opposition uprising brought down the elected government. Somehow, all countries that tried ‘Arab Springs’ are experiencing bitter winters. Democracy doesn’t go hand in hand with Islam.

      Muslim theocratic system works only when governments are by Muslim invaders, Totalitarians or Dictatorships. Democracy is incompatible for Muslims.

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        Patriot,

        Do you know the Sharia law? can I get a book of that so I can read it? I hope you may have it.

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          Read Quran. It has all Sharia (Divine) Laws incorporated into it. Issues like Laws on inheritance, marriage and divorce, stipulated period of mourning on death of husband/wife, animal slaughter for food, paying of Tax (compulsory and optional charity) to feed poor and needy, dress code, fasting, Pilgrimage of Hadj, Laws on governance with emphasis on justice and fair-play, the judiciary, in short – the whole gamut from a persons birth until death. What you don’t find in Quran, we go to practices of the Prophet as recorded in his traditions (Hadiths in Arabic), Sunnahs of the Prophet, eg. how to conduct our prayers, etc., available in the internet. What is still ambiguous, we go to an Aalim or a group – Plural aUllama’s (Islamic Scholars – Theologians) to give us a ruling (Fatwa in Arabic).

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        Watch this video first
        Lesley Hazleton: The doubt essential to faith #TED : http://on.ted.com/diTP

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        Sharia may not be democratic but it has nothing to do with Egypt. Morsi fell because the Israeli’s saw the danger morsi and his MB can pose. Not only Israeli’s the Saudi’s and the rest of the Mid eastern royals too are sh*t scared of democracy.
        ‘Veterans Today’ reveals how the foolish sectarians are sucked in to fighting each other only for the security of Israel.
        The land of the Evil called US of A does the bidding for the Satan.

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    …and race…and not get the religious leaders on their political stage

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    I agree whole heartedly with Mr. Markaar. People should be represented on merits and qualifications alone. Politicians who pander to narrow racial bias make their bread and butter inciting the same. After all they cannot afford not to. 2 things need to happen I think. Some sort of affirmative action needed to promote minority sections to match majority advantage needed first. Then race/religion based parties need to be invited to join the mainstream. If that fails introducing legislation banning race/religion based parties altogether.

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    I would like add one more to Mr Imtiaz Bakeer Markar’s views – we should totally ban priests from being involved in politics and administrative functions. My eyes opened recently to an incident that happened on the roadside – a teenage girl on her knees worshipping a priest – this although was frequently seen in the past, now it has become a rare occurrence on the roads – simply because they have started losing their respect. Priests should be respected thats how they get the title Venerable – to achieve this end they should command respect hence they demeaning themselves by being involved in politics, societies, administrative posts should stop and should be stopped.

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    Islam came to achieve and complete what is beneficial and to ward off and reduce what is evil and harmful. Islam and democrazy can not coexist as it makes the vote of a scholar the same as of a layman. Democrazy puts issues of Islam for voting and changes the laws of Allah. No real Muslim would promote democrazy. But when people in non-Islamic countries are requested to vote, here Muslims should apply the rule. It would be illogical to ask Muslims not to vote when their vote can make a difference. If we can reduce evil and benefit people, our vote becomes a responsibility and this does not mean we approve of democrazy. We are amazed at how some Muslims are quick to denounce what great scholars have said on this topic.

    The Prophet(PBUH)said: I witnessed a treaty or a covenant in the jahiliyah (Perod of Ignorance) if I were to be invited to a similar one in Islam, I would have accepted. This treaty was to honour the vulnerable, set free the captives, help the indebted and protect the strangers from aggression.

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    JimSoftly ,you seem well versed in Muslim affairs,judging by your short yet very comprehensible analysis of what Islam is.Your comments are well appreciated.

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      I agree.

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    The only thing JimSoftly seems to be well versed at is in copying and pasting random rubbish off the internet.

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      I agree.

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    Markar should also find out why minorities start their own parties. UNP started as a national party. It had representation even in the North. In 1952, SJV Chelvanayakam was defeated by Sittampalam, who was a UNP candidate. Up to 1970 almost all Muslim MPs from the East were from UNP. When UNP also became a Sinhala party, minorities supported their own parties or started their own parties. It is the failure of UNP and SLFP’s Sinhala politics that paved the way to minority parties being strengthened or created.

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      sirisuma,
      What you are saying is the government that Sinhalas elected after the independence should have carried on with the British agenda that gave preferential treatment to Tamils and that deliberately placed restrictions on Sinhala Buddhists such as for government jobs through bias education tactics for 150 years and etc. That’s wouldn’t have been practical for an elected government after independence, is it? Sinhalas who had been suppressed for 150 years had their expectations.

      In 1952, all most all Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers and all other jobs in the government were held by Jaffna Tamils. Jaffna Tamils wanted to retain those jobs for Jaffna was a postal economy. No wonder they opposed Chelva and voted for Sittampalam. When Jaffna people were compelled to share the cake they started voting for Chelva’s separatism.

      Talking about the times and the rule by the British Raj, eminent professor and a historian Tennakoon Wimalananda points out from his book; ‘Buddhism in Ceylon under the Christian powers’ that all colonial governments in Sri Lanka had promoted Christian education with lavish subsides while Buddhist Pirivena monasteries were deprived of it. With ample statistics, it also shows Christian evangelists coerced the British rulers to withdraw all subsidies due to Buddhist monasteries under submission agreement with the sole aim of ruining Sinhale culture. It is these that Sinhalas expected Bandaranaike to put right.

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    I remember J.R. Jayewardene telling that this is a communal party when SLMC was formed in 1988 or 1989, cant remember the exact year. J.R. told that Muslims were voting for UNP or SLFP, since independence.

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    Look who is talking. Is this same Imtiaz
    who is a friend of VAT boy Sahabdeen.

    How did he become the Cabinet Minister
    in Ranil Wickremesinghe’s cabinet? Is
    it not because he represented Muslims?

    Now the great politician in forced
    retirement is lamenting. He left the
    comforts of Wellawate to go to Bullers
    Lane (upgrading of homestead).

    Even when he was Minister, little wonder
    UNPers called him waiter. He always wore
    a waiter’s shirt whether it was to cabinet,
    public meeting or meeting VIPs.

    Now he has come with a new theory. He should
    apply it himself and retire from politics. That
    will do a lot of good for him and his community.

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      Aslam Huchan,
      Never heard someone criticizing Imthyaz Bakeer Markar this bad.
      This gentleman is liked by everyone generally.
      His father and himself won the seats mainly because of Sinhala votes.

      You must be an enemy of Mr. Markar to say such things to a gentleman Politian. Imthiyaz can even win the Kelaniya seat if he contests, I believe. You must be ashamed to such things for such a politician.
      He is a proud son of Ananda, so his son too.

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    Barbarians plan animal sacrifice this Wednesday.

    Munneswaram barbarians are going to kill a thousand animals for no reason this Wednesday.

    Do something to STOP it.

    Killing innocent animals is a CURSE which brings BAD LUCK and DISASTERS to the country. Kill the killers!

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      HURRY, HURRY, Balu Bala Sena Group of Companies??

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      Fathima,
      Why dont you stop eating meat and save the lives of many anilmals and birds?
      If those animals are not killed at Munneswaram,they will be killed somewhere else.
      Muslims are the majority in buchering animals and birds – could you please them to do some other job?

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        Fathima Fukushima is the Split Personality of ‘Jim Softy’….

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      MR killed innocent men did you do something?

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        Killing human no problem in the new brand of Buddhism but killing animal should be stopped in anyways.

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          There isn’t such a thing as ‘Sinhala Buddhism’ or ‘new brand of Buddhism’ as some colombians and anti Buddhists and their accomplices are trying to portray. What we have in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand and etc is Theravada Buddhism. Everything about it is clearly described in the Tripitaka. How and what type of killing may attribute to be a sin is also described there very clearly. Not every killing would be a sin.

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      Furzana, how about the BBS rogues ate chicken buriyani in the US. I know you commented on the same subject here in CT, but then you were not Furzana or Fuckshima.
      GnanaSatan is eating meat so why oppose?

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    We must follow the policy of the Congress party in India which is appeasing minority. Muslims and Christians should be allowed total freedom to practise and preach their religions to everyone. The Sinhala Buddhists can accept and convert or reject and remain Buddhist. As a Sinhala Buddhist, I want to see a Secular Sri Lanka with freedom to all minorities.

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      I totally agree, but will it ever be adopted in Sri Lanka. No, never. India has made great strides through their secular approach. Even they may be provoked to war by neighboring Pakistan or China, but they will never be easily aroused. May be some sabre rattling only. But nothing more. The reason is they know that if they go to war ever again, the economic progress they are now making for the welfare of their people will come to a standstill, and send it in reverse gear, which will become a major setback. They are wise to it from previous experiences. But our country has not learnt its lessons, and keep wanting to go back to war situations to create false fear and fright, so that it could be used as a tool to rob the country’s resources. If peace comes, so must progress. With progress comes economic benefits to the masses. With economic success, the country’s living standards rise, poverty alleviated and a general well being envisaged. But they, the political will is not there for this to happen. Unfortunate Sri Lanka.

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        What great strides that India has made after independence when compared to China? India is being waged by its tail. India tries to bully its neighbors. So, no neighboring country gets on with India.

        In contrast, China is friendly with most of its boarder and regional countries. What more proof than no country in South Asia followed India’s lead when it voted against Sri Lanka at UNHCR last year.

        Although population is almost equal, its GDP is not even half of that of China. More than half the population is dirt poor. They earn less than $2 a day. Rebels called Naxalites operate in 20 of India’s 28 states. All pledged to overthrow the Indian government violently. In fact rebels rule vast swathes of the so-called Red Belt in central and eastern India, where troops and officials rarely venture out.

        What a country! It’s common sight in the morning that most of people use roadside and culverts as toilets. Sri Lanka is a paradise when compared to shit India and Muslim killing Muslim Arab spring countries and tribal ridden Africa.

        In every manner and every count Sri Lanka is far ahead of India and leaping ahead. Thanks to MR.

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          I am no muslim Buddhist,

          “In every manner and every count Sri Lanka is far ahead of India and leaping ahead. Thanks to MR.”

          Correction:
          In every manner and every count Sri Lanka is far ahead of India and leaping ahead, thanks to free education, less intrusive caste system, and the Ural society where each citizen respected the other.

          However, this is being destroyed by MR, the Maras and the Sinhala Buddhist racists like the BBS, after the war.

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    Yes there was a time that Muslim student can enter Ananda College. Will current old boys allow Muslim student to enter the college?

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      Sometime back they wanted to build a mosque there.

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    Garusinghe August

    I insist it is no insult to Ananda, a great school
    that has produced scholars. Sadly some have, like
    in all other instances, turned scoundrels too.

    I am neither friend nor relation of Imthiyas BM. He
    should be proud of reviving the name of his father
    the late M.A. Bakeer Markar.May his soul rest in peace.
    He is better known after his death than before, thanks
    to Imtiaz.

    I respect your point of view. Let me tell you that you
    know little. I challenge you to ask him to contest
    Kelaniya. He will lose hands down even with the most
    unpopular ones like Mervyn Silva. He won Beruwala ONLY
    because the UNP was then strong in that electorate.

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    Good speech IBM,

    However I know the mentality of the Sinhala people. The small number of problem sinhalese you keep referring to is really the majority of Sinhalese.

    With so many recent attacks on Muslim places of worship what kind of reaction did we have from the majority. Not a word, not a hum, no politician decried the actions of BBS and no action by police. Think. Minority thuggery or majority complicity.

    No, the Sinhalese are not capable of thinking of minorities as equals. So no matter how sound your speech is IBM, it is wasted on the Sinhala psyche.

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