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Prostituting Iftar For Political Gain

By Ameer Ali

Dr. Ameer Ali

Iftar, the Muslim tradition of breaking the fast during Ramadhan comes from the Arabic word fatoor meaning breakfast. It is a solemn occasion for the devotees who fast as required by their creator and end the fast also as required by the same. The occasion is concluded by performing the evening obligatory or maghrib prayer. 

It was some time last year that I published a piece in the Colombo Telegraph titled, “Ostentatious Iftars and Obscene Poverty”. I was critical of holding lavish iftar parties held in Five Star Hotels organised by publicity seeking individuals and institutions, and inviting politicians and diplomats, while constituencies of poverty remains the most obnoxious feature of the Muslim community. One only has to go to the mosques during the fasting month to witness the crowd of beggars gathering there for handouts. The month of Ramadhan is notable for charity and charitable activities.

Iftar is neither a religious ritual nor an elaborate custom but a normal daily feature of fasting. Simplicity is Islam’s requirement in all its religious observations. The Holy Quran warns the Muslims of “those who want to be seen” (chapter 107, verse 6) and Islam is against showiness. Muslims should remember that it was their showiness in practising their religion, which in the past had contributed mostly to Buddhist-Muslim tensions in the country. 

One of the most pleasing traditions of iftar practised for a long time in Sri Lanka is the distribution of kanchi or rice porridge at mosques, which for many poor Muslim families constituted part of their dinner. With a couple of dates, preferably and not compulsorily, that kanchi was almost a lifesaver to the poor. If the iftar party organisers would spend their money in distributing more kanchi even to non-Muslim poor families in this month they would be earning more reward from their creator.  The kanchi will bring communities together. I remember in the 1970s when there was food shortage in the country a number of estate worker families depended entirely on the Ramadhan kanchi for survival during those thirty days.           

In this context, it is shocking to read an elaborate advertisement from Beruwela, announcing iftar parties for three days, for which the chief guests would be the political stalwarts of the Rajapaksa family. There is nothing wrong in hosting them for any celebration organised by Muslims. Having betrayed by the MS-RW government, most Muslims are quite willing to fall back on MR for solution to their problems. Whether changing pillows to cure headache is another question.  However, what is inappropriate is to prostitute an ordinary religious tradition to gain political favour. It is better to invite them rather to the festival dinner or lunch than to the solemn iftar. Stop prostituting religion for political gain. Contrast this to what Bosath Tharuna Ekathuwa has done in a Dansala in Maradana to mark the Poson Full Moon Poya, where the Sinhalese youth has served iftar breakfast to Muslims. While the event in Beruwela is for seeking political favour that in Maradana is to unite communities. Let Muslim leaders stop prostituting religion for political gains.                

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    So have these Muslims forgotten that Gota opened the new offices of the BBS? It was the BBS goons led by that terrorist Gnanasara, that was instrumental in spreading hate, which led to hate crimes, and the death of Muslims, shops burnt, and Mosques attacked?

    Don’t they remember that the entire Rajapaksa regime was silent when these crimes occurred, and did not lift a finger to halt the violence?
    Why are they asking for trouble again? Are they unable to learn lessons? Shame on them.
    Gota will now promise everyone from all religions, the moon, and they will be foolish to expect him to change.

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    Saudi Crown will fall soon, Iran will take Control of the region sooner or later ,if anyone likes it or not. , Obama not through any love to Iran but based purely on America’s interest used diplomacy .

    http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/05/27/563095/Bin-Salman-Saudi-Arabia

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    Idiot Jim Softy ,don’t talk from .your arse .

    Wahabis don’t follow the Quran ,they have their own version of Ideology of Abdul Wahab who was of The School of Hanabal turned extremist ,which the House of Saud altered to suit their interests ,they even have their own version of interpretations of the Quran alongside the Hsdees, . Which is the only Quran in the world that has incorporated All Hadees ,oral Narrations same Talmud , .

    Qur’an only Muslim are all for progressive values ,there are no such groups in Sri Lanka ,as The Ullama will not permit Quran only Muslims.

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    Why these few teddy bear looking Muslims support Gota now?

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    If the politician and and pundits keep their paws out, the three major ethnic communities will get along just fine. What is wrong with Iftar parties and Sinhalese Buddhist youth and Muslim youth celebrating together as we often see in Colombo? Or youth of both communities organizing dansal. You cannot force piety and austerity on people, if the path to integration of different ethnic communities through partying, let it be.

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    The last paragraph pretty much sums up what Ameer Ali wants to drive home. This applies to all other religions as well but Buddhists, Hindus and Christians do not talk about it!
    The photograph “Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Baruwala Ifthar 2018.05.27” implies that the Aluthgama pogrom and those that followed were spontaneous and Gota ‘saved’ further harm and damage’. What a way to mollify!

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    It is strongly believed that Gota has funded his lackeys to organize this thamasha as a ruse to get the support of the gullible Muslim community.

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    I can understand why the poor Muslims are gathering around Go Getter Gota.
    Yahaplana suckers obviously haven’t seen the President’s Spiel yesterday at the Yahapalana Ayotolla, Ven Sobith’s Death Anniversary Celebrations ..( Is that the right phrase??)….
    Would you believe, the Yahapalana President who was hand picked by the Monk, had to gate crash to give the speech.
    The Organizer ( Guess who) apparently thought the President was invited..
    Any way the guts of the Speech is that the Yahapalana President didn’t know anything about Dr Ranil & his Cohorts the 100 day cleansing Program,…
    When Sira came to know about them ,it was too late although Sira prevented the BOC, Peoples Bankand the NSB falling in to Dr Mahendra’s SIL Aloysiou’s hands, Lock, Stock and Barrel.
    Amazing stuff.
    But Sira said with a sad face of course, that he couldn’t prevent the Central Bank Robbery, In exactly those words.
    Now those Muslims in the photo do not look like the followers of Yahapalana Partners, Hakeem, Mussy, Marikkar, Two Up ex Mayor in CMC, Kabira,and the rest of the Wahabis with the dosh…
    Neither those in the picture live in Colombo Condos which are all owned by Wahabi syndicates specially in Wella Gardens.
    Those Muslims surrounding Gota, look like the ones who are living in the poor abodes ( Shanties is not politically correct o be used in the Elite Anglican Vella Patch, the City of Colombo) next to those Luxury Condos,
    Those poor Muslims will be pushed out by hook or by crook, by the Wahabis in Constrution Business, because Condo sales are the only Economic Growth under Yahapalanaya.
    May be Gota is the only one who can get them a better deal when the Wahabis move in with Dr Ranil’s FDI and the Bloemendhal Enforcers….

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    Folks, You have sacrificed your fast for the almighty in the holy month of Ramadan ,and invite this brutal man Gotabaya as chief guest for Ifthar sounds outrageous. This is the same old man who used Gnanasara to carry out violence in the country and cold blooded attack against the muslims in Aluthgama. Politics today cannot give us heroes we need , yet Gota is a bad choice. If he wins this tyrant will create conflicts among Gnanasara and co and the minorities for his political advantage.

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    Anotyher good piece by Amir Ali exposing this hypocrite and sanctimonious cat. He had done tremendous damage to the Islamic faith; Bensen

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    There is NO FUTURE for Sinhala Buddhist in Sri Lanka.

    THE best you can do is to get out of the country and Let Sri Lankan politicans convert Sri Lanka into a Tamil speaking majority Muslim country in the sometime distant future.

    We are DOOMED and a DYING ethnic group.

    YES . Now I agree WE MUST REMOVE Executive Presidency right away….

    This power will be used by the Sri Lankan politican to attack the Sinhala-Buddhists in NO TIME.

    The above is the evidence for it.

    Sri Lankan politican does NOT equal Sinhala Buddhist. We the Sinhala Buddhist have to carve out OUR own collective future….

    DO NOT rely on ANYONE. YOU ARE YOUR OWN SAVIOR /emancipator

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      We have to rally round to Mr Nagananda Kodithuwakku

      We are fed up of SLFP, UNP, JVP and other men -that have abused almost everything to the core.

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        Bunjikirilli,

        Yes, instead of prostituting to the Robbers, Murderers, Killers and Liars, need to rally around somebody who lacks the above credentials.

        From the grape vine news..,

        Conflict within Rajapaksa camp: Wickramabahu Karunaratne

        Leader of the Nava Sama Samaja Party, Wickramabahu Karunaratne, yesterday (30 May) alleged that there was conflict within the Rajapaksa camp regarding former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa being their next Presidential candidate.

        According to Karunaratne, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and several of his close confidantes were against the former Defense Secretary contesting, as it would undermine the former President’s chances of regaining power.

        “In order for former President Rajapaksa to return to power, the next President must pave the way constitutionally. Although Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is being promoted as their Presidential candidate, Mahinda is against this, as it would greatly hinder his chance coming back to power. There is a conflict within the Rajapaksa camp.”

        Wickramabahu said that the former President would need to field a candidate who would do his bidding once elected President.

        http://www.ft.lk/news/Conflict-within-Rajapaksa-camp–Wickramabahu-Karunaratne/56-656235

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      There is no place in History where one race succeeded and not be doomed without constantly collaborating and coinciding together with other races to develop their country.
      We Muslims want this nation to develop. About you, I’m not sure. But I strongly believe most SriLankan do.

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      sinhala_voice ,

      “There is NO FUTURE for Sinhala Buddhist in Sri Lanka.”

      All Paras, Para- Sinhala Buddhist and other Paras should return to their homeland, Bharat, Damba-Diva, India.Yes, they have ruined the land and the environment.

      Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people:

      https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

      Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

      The future was ruined by successive Para-Sinhala “Buddhist” leaders from D S Senanayake to Sirisena,

      Why” The low mean IQ of 79 of the populace vs. the mean IQ of 100 of the British? Or is it the Para-Sinhala “Buddhism” Cult?

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      Bro, did you know that you did not have the past, and not having present too?

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    Does anyone really believe that Muslims are fasting for real???? Muslims eat a HUGE meal before fasting, then they eat a HUGE meal after fasting, they also eat snack during the fasting. That’s how they remain obese no matter what.
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    The next president GR must make sure that Badudeen the swine and SLMC swines are not be in his government.

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      John, don’t talk without knowing facts, try staying without a sip of water from morning to evening ? Fasting does not mean going without food for 24 hours. If you have hatred towards Muslims show it in a different way. Kindly check your origin as well so that you will see in the Mirror who you are?

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      next president – MY FOOT – This Murderer, Fraudster, Womaniser to become the President; You must be dreaming. GOD’s curseth will be upon him.

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        Be that as it is – but the fact of the matter is like yesteryear Desmond De Silva’s hit songs, Gota’s approval rating is hitting Top of the Chart – ‘one belt one road’ China is around the corner, ever ready to throw its weight behind him – loads of USD would be shipped to H’tota Port. Gota Baya (phobia) gripping everybody, it is a People’s Tsunami like it happened in Malaysia few weeks ago.

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      John, have some class in comments also. From Muslims to fasting, to meal size, to next SL president, to Badudeen, to govt… IQ issue

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      John
      I think your comment needs some civility. Every religion has its own rites, rituals and practices. We should respect them.

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      Firstly! Try fasting for one day and then let’s bring you up for the conversation.

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      John,

      “Does anyone really believe that Muslims are fasting for real???? “

      Some do , some don’t.
      Those who don’t the weight remains the same.
      Those who do fast, there are two groups.
      The real ones, who show self-restraint, do lose weight, are calm and in a meditative state. It is good for their health , as it gives some rest of the organs. This is especially good for diabetics.

      (It is like the Buddhist monks.. They are not supposed to eat after, the noon meal. How many monks do that? When Buddha stated with fasting, in search of Nibbana.) Just look at Ganasara of BBS He is fat like a pig.

      The real ones, who do not show self-restraint, do not lose weight, are not calm and are not in a meditative state, and they eat from sunset to sunrise, and put on weight.

      Many Muslims gain weight during Ramadan fasting

      http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/07/cairo-the-sun-slips-beyond-the-nile-and-the-fast-is-broken-as-they-have-done-for-centuries-during-the-holy-month-of-ramad.html

      Fasting renews the spirit but it often does little to trim the waist line. What happens between dusk and dawn can endanger health: Feasting, inactivity and disrupted sleep -– Muslims often stay up until 4 a.m. to eat a last meal before sunrise — can add weight in a population already struggling with one of the highest obesity rates in the world.

      “Unfortunately, many Muslim patients, and Muslims in general, tend to overeat upon breaking their fast, and usually the meal involves heavy, fatty foods that are high in calories,” Dr. Al Madani, head of Emirates Diabetes Society, told TradeArabia, an online news site.

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      John,

      “The next president GR must make sure that Badudeen the swine and SLMC swines are not be in his government.”

      Since 1948 the country was run by Para-idiots, representing Paras with mean IQ 79, and whether there were Para-Muslims or not, the results would have been the same. Besides, the so called Sinhala-Buddhism, is not Buddhism. It is a Para cult, called Para-Sinhala Buddhism Cult.

      Mahawamsa is an Insult to the Buddha.-Sharmini Serasinghe

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mahavamsa-an-insult-to-the-buddha/

      Wonder if ours might have been a wiser, and a more ‘humane’ society, had our ‘ancient’ history, been based on Aesop’s Fables, instead of the Mahavamsa. For if not for the Mahavamsa, the Sinhalese may not have been endowed, with the reputation, of “Sinhalaya Modaya (The Sinhalese are Fools)”!

      In this “wonderland” called Sri Lanka, and in this day and age, one still comes across ‘academically’ educated, and supposedly intelligent ‘Buddhists’, but sadly lacking in wisdom, who reverently believe, that the Buddha walked out of his mother’s womb, and walked seven steps, while lotuses blossomed, under his feet!

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      Johnny baby

      “The next president GR must make sure that Badudeen the swine and SLMC swines are not be in his government.”

      Would you like Dr Gota to eat them for breakfast?

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    The US Embassy made a big hue and cry about Ifthar at the Embassy for Lankan Muslim politicians when Barack Hussein Obama was President. Keshap who struts around like Dixit did, actively promoted these political Ifthars via social media.

    Guess what happened? Hillary Clinton LOST. Last year they had Ifthar in East but no big coverage like they did under Obama. This year just a message. So far NO Embassy parties for Muslims at American Tax payer money. Why ?Because Trump and Pompeo hate most Muslims. They are racist pigs by nature. Pompeo is also against gay marriage. Keshap aggressively pushed LGBTQ agenda in Colombo during the Hussein Obama tenure. Not anymore. WHY? Because Pompeo is openly opposed to gay marriage. Pence is vehemently opposed to it too. Pence is next President after Trump. So everything they preached in Sri Lanka and spent money via USAID is not totally different. Elections in USA were rigged by Russians to favor Trump. They will rig elections again this year. So why cannot Gota have Ifthar when US Embassy can? US embassy never had a Christmas party for its Christian employees. Why not?

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    Muslims will do well to back Gota who is a fair man and no communalist. Sri Lanka will prosper u der him. He can get things done. Also Muslims should not have faith in the Tamils who have proved time and time again that they should not be trusted. We witnessed ethnic cleansing under Prabakaran when he drove out all other communities from the Northern province and in the process innocent people living in the periphery were slaughtered in cold blood. Thousands of Muslims have died.However the Yahapalana govt has already ruined the country. Today Sirisena is complaining that RW was appointed PM without having the numbers in PRliament. What a joke that is? Sirisena who annointed his appointment. Sirisena is running scared of the big angry tsunami that will hit him at the next election and is trying to curry favour with the Rajapakses. They should not have a bar of him.
    As for the Tamils. It was 50/50, then Federalism, then Eelam.then by stealth through Yahapalana. All that having failed they tried to control the economy through Mahendran as CB Governor. That was accompanied by billions siphoned off the Central Bank to buy over MPs through Aloysius. So what they could not achieve through the vote they attempted to get through corruption. And who aided them all Sirisena/Ranil Yahaplanayas. Where Is the one eyed wonder amongst all this? Retreated to London to count her misfortune?

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    Oh, whatever…..all the Sinhala-Muslims together with Gotabhaya looked holy…..almost like chanting Benedictine chants whilst walking….Cool.

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    M&s is part of all fraud and CB Robbery.
    He needs to protect some others so he did not speak about Ranil?
    So he is part of it

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    “Muslims should remember that it was their showiness in practising their religion, which in the past had contributed mostly to Buddhist-Muslim tensions in the country.”
    Amir Ali,
    You are absolutely right. When Portuguese tried to wipe out Muslims, a Sinhala Buddhist King Senerath allowed them to settle down in interior parts of the country. But in 1915, Muslims disrupted a Buddhist procession in Gampola and ignited the first Sinhala-Muslim clash. Since then all the Sinhala-Muslim clashes were started by Muslims but at the end Sinhala Buddhists are blamed because they are the majority. Now they display their showiness by putting up mosques in every corner of the country using Arab money.

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      Eagle Blind Eye

      “When Portuguese tried to wipe out Muslims, a Sinhala Buddhist King Senerath allowed them to settle down in interior parts of the country. “

      Did Senerath claim himself as the Sinhala Buddhist King?
      Who gave him the right to settle people on particular area?
      Stupid man the Muslims also brought lot of business into the area and lot of Tax income for the tyrants, Tax Revenue for his coffers.

      The Muslims also fought along with Senerath’s soldiers against Portuguese.

      Are you trying to imply Senerath did what he did to Muslims simply out of goodness of his heart?
      There is no such thing as a free lunch.

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        Emil Hamu, Because the Dutch also got in during Senarath Heeraluwa’s time I also managed to go through uni due to my menike relationship to your grandfather. Now I am your slave!

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    This is why Karl Marx said that religion is the Opium of the people which holds valid to date.What ever Muslims will not forget Beruwala and Aluthgama for million years.

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      Wahabis who are with Dr Ranil have forgotten Kathankaddy….. …….

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      who won beruwala last uc election?

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    Use an anonymous browser and search for ex terror members for alliance with Organized Criminals or the global hitman 2018 .

    In the near future I doubt anyone anywhere will be safe.

    Mostly powerful nations must take the blame for creating illegal militias .
    If the rumour is true,
    No politician will be able to travel or live in peace even in their own countries and life may become hell for normal Citizens as some illegal Chinese cartels manufacture cheap light attack Drones and sell freely .Sadly Money is God to most Chinese in mainland

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    Where is Dr Rajitha ?????

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    Part1
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    It is unfortunate that Dr Ali’s article on this important issue has been hijacked to launch yet another blistering attack on Gotabhaya Rajapakse. I do not know whether this was indeed Dr Ali’s intention or whether his references to the Beruwela and Maradana Ifthar events were included as examples, but have instead raised the hackles of readers. This has regrettably prevented the development of a really fruitful discussion on the subject matter of the article.
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    Members of the Muslim community are solely responsible for the the debasing of Ifthar over the past few decades. They have forgotten the exhortation of the Holy Prophet “Do you not hear? Do you not hear? Simplicity (in life) is part of Faith, simplicity is part of Faith.” [Abu Dawud : Book 1, Hadith 517]. No blame can be attributed even partly to any non-Muslim Politician who participates in such events. Muslim Politicians and the ‘ivory-tower Scholars’ on the other hand are as much to blame as the organizers of such events. No non-Muslim Politician will consider rejecting such invitations because participation ensures minority votes at future elections.

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    Part 2
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    Every Mosque offers Ifthar during the month of Ramadhan. This is primarily to assist the poor residing in the vicinity and those who may not have had the time to reach their homes before the evening prayer. Unfortunately, in many instances, even well-to-do Muslim families have now acquired the habit of obtaining ‘Mosque Kanji’ for their households. The financial pressure on Mosques to provide Kanji has therefore now reached such proportions that some Mosques in and around Colombo are requesting potential donors as much as Rs 60,000 per day for Ifthar sponsorship. It is reported that a specific Mosque in Colombo 7 has created a new record in this regard by setting Rs 150,000 per day as their target for potential sponsors. This amounts to Rs 4.5 million to meet their expenses during Ramadhan. The growing competition between the ‘big’ Mosques (“Our Ifthar is better than your Ifthar) is yet another driving force.
    .

    We cannot comment on the ‘see-and-be-seen’ Ifthar events organized by the embassies of the Foreign Muslim Countries in Sri Lanka. However, we can criticize the events organized by local Organizations and question the intention (or Niyat) of such ‘celebrations’. The virtue of giving Ifthar is reflected in the Hadith : “Whoever provided ifthar to a fasting person, will have reward equal to him, without having the reward of the fasting person diminished in any aspect” [At-Tirmidhi Vol. 2, Book 3, Hadith 807]. Unfortunately, any Muslim irrespective of his financial status fits the description of being ‘a fasting person’. This serves to justify the decision of individuals and organizations to celebrate Ifthar in a gradiose manner at which participation is by invitation. But this raises the question as to whether such Muslim organizers are aware that fasting is supposed to inculcate empathy, gratitude and compassion towards the LESS FORTUNATE.

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    Saudi officials claim ,that there were no gunfire attack on Saudi Crown Prince , that they were only shooting at a toy Drone which was too close to the place .

    Now that is a nice story ,but with all this new alliance of brotherhood of -ex- militia, terrorist, drug lords organized Crime operators ,global hitman organization uniting as one Alliance, circulating online and Chinese toy like Weapon drones manufactured illegally (The government is not involved ) ,what if all these are true ? Did the toy Drone the one that really hit the Crown Prince ? If it did ,he may be severely injured , killed or in a Coma ,but the world will never know the truth ,because its Saudi Arabia.
    The first cattle heard ever bread ,nourished and Milked daily ,by USA.

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    Eagle eye don’t talk cock. You know nothing about Arab and their money.
    They will spend it lavishly on women , luxuries , and invest as show off in US companies ,even if they are bankrupt ,but never will they offer it poor Muslims

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    Muslims have been living with the Sinhalese foe centuries. A sort of peaceful coexistence with an occasional blurp like the 1915 riots. All in all however it is a great testimony to two peaceful communities living amongst each other in harmony. Not so with the other mob the Tamils. They will come showing goodwill into another community’s traditional area and then create their own ghettos. Wherever Tamils have migrated it is the same. See Southall in London one massive Tamil ghetto to which Britons are loathe to even stop to see. Take the West Indies- same story. They go there seeking work on plantations then get their starving compatriots and they begin to create sub standard living conditions. Five families in one room is nothing for them. Another significant feature is that they do not assimilate with the local folk. Even after over 3 centuries of living in the WestIndies the Tamils remain as a separate entity still having their Hindu temples where they worship their gods horses, bulls, you name it. Only a miniscule of the Tamils have intermarried with the local folk. The reason for that may be that the local folk give them a wide berth! The biggest question is why the bloody hell do this universally despised community not remain in their home land without creating problems in countries gracious enough to host them. Tamils are a big community in Singapore as well but 90% working menial jobs which the local Chinese do not touch.However though they talk big in Sri Lanka to a supine Government they dare not create any dissent in Singapore. They will be rounded up and sent back to Tamil Nadu instantly. Sri Lanka has to take a tough stand if the country is to progress.

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      Shanmugaratnam is Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore. Shanmugam is home minister. The foreign minister is Tamil. Indranee Rajah a cabinet minister is of Ceylon Tamil descent. The Chief Justice is a Tamil speaker. They hold menial jobs! Stupid fellow. Just wallower in Mahavamsa shit unable to get out of the shit hole.

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        Kabaragoya

        It seem you are commenting on Percy the Pathetic’s typing.
        I am beginning to suspect if he/she is still angry with his absentee Tamil father.

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    So called brave man, GR is now acting like a coward

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    Most politicians and business people depend on patronage to further their causes. Ifthar is just another excuse/opportunity. Get them in, feed them and fete them. They won’t forget you.

    Some of the five-star Ifthars are very good!

    Why, even Gnansara would enjoy the photo opportunity.Now that would be something, ah?

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    it is true that under MR both minority communities prospered. So it is logical to endorse MRs leadership. But Basil was the key person who did the development works. He will have the minority support. This factor needs to be remembered by SLPP faction.

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    I share these forthright views with Dr. Ameer Ali.
    It is tragic that a [few] Muslims in the Historic Township of Beruwala have lost their bearings and self respect and that too in this Holy month of Ramadhan.
    But, I am sure that a large number of Muslims could see through this game.
    They would not have any difficulty in identifying a Wolf in Sheeps clothing!

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