18 October, 2017

Random Thoughts After Aluthgama

By Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

The Holy Prophet lay in a deep reverie when a vision appeared to him. He conveyed the words uttered to him by the apparition and this was how of the Holy Book came to be set down in writing. Last week I was in a reverie pondering the consequences of the Aluthgama incidents when four thoughts came to me out of cyberspace. I believe they are worth sharing with others and including in a discussion though last week’s spike in anti-Muslim violence may have subsided for now. As in 1983, the regime realised within a few days that this kind of overt high-intensity violence is a public relations liability. But small scale local violence that does not draw too much international media attention can be expected to persist.

Here are the four seminal thoughts that descended on me from cyberspace.

First, with Aluthgama, anti-Muslim violence by the state and its clients, has taken on a momentum and life of its own, like anti-Tamil violence, and no longer requires conscious direction by the state, the regime or prominent players like the BBS. Could this lead, as with the Tamils, to displacement of communities, counter violence and even armed resistance by the Muslim Moors? It’s too early to say, but it is worth noting is that even last week there were retaliatory attacks by the Moors; something that was absent in 1983 on the part of Tamil non combatants. The willingness of ordinary unarmed Moors in the affected areas to retaliate is not without significance. The Moors, unlike the effeminate Tamils, have balls. The racist mobs and the government must have realised that if they go on the rampage they will be punished, not by the law non-enforcement forces of the state, but by ordinary Muslims.

Second, June 2014 is a political watershed for the Muslims, as much as July 1983 was for the Tamils. Whether it will carry the enormous consequences for not just the Moors, but the Malays too, that July 1983 had for the Tamils and Lanka, only the future will tell. But certainly there has been a rupture in Moor and Muslim confidence, faith and support for the government and the state.

Third, Aluthgama has redefined the state and crystallised the ethnic and religious sectarianism of the Lankan state and consummated the 1956-Project at a broader and higher level. Pre-Aluthgama it was possible to pretend that only the Ceylon Tamils were external to the state which by default included the other minorities: Christians, Muslims and Upcountry Tamils. The alienation of the Muslims at Aluthgama last week ended this fiction. With the numerically major minorities, the Ceylon Tamils and Moors, cast as enemies of the state, the latter has taken on a clearer Sinhala-Buddhist identity. This may not necessarily make the state weaker; in fact over the decades, its ideologically monolithic nature, unity of purpose and clarity of direction, has resulted in a stronger state than in 1956.

Fourthly Aluthgama has the potential to realign the balance of community politics in the country. Between 1956 and 1970 there was an element of unity among minority communities. The genius of the state was its ability to shatter this unity and hence weaken its ideological opponents and the left. The Ceylon Tamils in and after 1970 opposed the state, but it was a lonely quest because the other minorities (Muslims, Upcountry Tamils and Christians) mistakenly believed that if they appeared loyal to the state they would be left unmolested. Aluthgama has shattered this delusion. However Aluthgama may or may not result in enlightened minorities seeing unity and opposition as a better tactic than appeasement and collaboration; at least not overnight.

I believe these four points are worth further consideration.

I conclude by quoting a statement by Rauf Hakeem:

“Some of them who attacked us were said to be in uniform. That is a serious situation. It is an allegation at the moment, but it is disturbing. On Thursday, two persons who were shot at died at Welipitya, but the inquest and post-mortem are ridiculous. I can produce evidence of used bullets where the two were injured. I went to the spot. The bullets weren’t fired by civilians. However the autopsy report has indicated that the deaths were due to serious cut injuries. That is a preposterous situation if medical reports are being fabricated.” (Ceylon Today 24 June 2014)

What on earth is going on? I have never before come across a thing like this is any country. This man is supposed to be a Cabinet Minister in the Rajapakse Government! Is he shameless or is there something that is hidden from all? Can this charade or this government last?

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    KumarD forgot that Hakeem signed an agreement with Prabakaran for joint work.

    Alutgama is an eyeopener to not allow Wahabi-infested Muslim fortresses anywhere in SL just like Prabakaran tried in N and E Provinces.

    When did halal start in SL?

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      Why don’t C. Wijeyawickrema publish the signed agreement between Hon. minister Rauf and Prabha. Didn’t our president agree under the table with a pay-off via our most notorious traitor Tiran Alles to bribe Prabakaran asking the latter to threaten the people of the North and East by depriving them of their civic right to vote in a presidential election? What about the defense secretary releasing a memorandum to have the entire STF and armed forces to join hands with a terrorist like Douglas Devananda to rig ballots in favour of the government?

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        Buddhism Betrayed

        C. Wijeyawickrema forgot that Chandrika, and Ranil signed agreements with LTTE and VP.

        Whats wrong Hakeem signing an agreement with LTTE?

        In addition to Tiran bribing LTTE to prevent Tamil voters from voting in the election C. Wijeyawickrema conveniently forgets (selective amnesia) that under Election rules it was illegal.

        Secondly no one knows where the hell did money come from, next government should launch an investigation into money laundering. Could be proceeds from drug dealing, prostitution racket, ………. .

        For a moment lets ignore the cash and arms given to LTTE by Premadasa and his armed forces.

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        If it is not obvious to people that the Sri Lankan state over 66 years has morphed into a Sinhala Buddhist sectarian state, they should have their heads examined by a good psychiatrist:

        The logical end of such a historical fact is to have there sectarian states for Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims, if Sinhalese don’t want to embrace others as equals in their fold: The states may be separate or federal in nature.

        Anything else is not plausible as the Sinhala politicians will always take the road of Sinhala Buddhist majoritarianism masquerading as democracy.

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      C. Wijeyawickrema

      “KumarD forgot that Hakeem signed an agreement with Prabakaran for joint work.”

      “What’s wrong Hakeem signing an agreement with LTTE? “

      “What’s wrong CBK and Ranil signing an agreement with LTTE? “

      If Sinhala-Paras can sign with Para-Tamil, Muslim Paras can sing as well with Tamil Paras, in the Land of Native Veddah.

      http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2007/6/15923_space.html

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    ‘The Moors, unlike the effeminate Tamils, have balls’

    We need to see the evidence.

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      ‘The Moors, unlike the effeminate Tamils, have balls’ – PROFESSOR KUMAR DAVID

      What a cheap way to put the moors into a fist fight with majority by this learned professor from far far away! 
       When it comes to destroy the country and it’s people, this professor has no morality or values… He will use even shit! These ‘educated’ morons with ‘communist’ thinking use their credentials to serve the capitalist west… There are many … Laksiri is one of them … Hatred towards Sinhalese Budhists is common among them … They think that this smallest minority in the global village, Sinhalese Buddhists, are the worst scum on earth while there are almost 100% major conflicts in the world right now involves MUSLIMS … Coloured glasses of these highly ‘educated’ professors are unbelieveble … We do not expect much from them … At least put a one sentence to say there are some extremists in the Muslim community … More they try to bash Sinhalese Budhists without any balance whatsoever, more they expose their nudity … 

      As Waduge put it below, good Muslims should try to understand how they have been used for agendas of west .. they should realize these professors with white collars try to use them for their regime change agenda … They pretend they love them and say moors have BALLS ..

      “… As for the Muslims, they need to wake up and realize that if their religion Islam does not preach violence then no Muslim should take a gun in defense of Islam. The links and origins of Islamic terror to US/UK and Allies shows how far Islam has been manipulated and requires the Muslims themselves to take action. If the majority of Muslims are for peace, for this to be relevant and meaningful they must not allow the fundamentalists to rule them. It is these fanatics who are killing, who are taking over mosques and madrassas and indoctrinating people and youth and silencing the peaceful majority. The silent majority of Muslims should not remain silent. The Russian Communists ruined Russia, Chinese Communists did colossal damage too, Japan too has a history of killing, Tamils were silent for 30 years allowing LTTE to prevail. Peace loving people cannot become irrelevant by choice.
       Muslims need to first realize that the brand of Islam causing havoc the world over is handled by the West for their own geopolitical & economic agendas…”
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       By the way, why Kumar writing “Random Thoughts’ while he is having the best crystal ball in the world  which predicted gems  like Waterloo in Mulathiuv just before  cyanid capsuled LTTE Leadership went to swimming in Nanthikadal … Why not use the BALL to write things happening now after  his much loved Arabian springs …

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        This from an ‘effeminate Tamil’ (his words) who like Dick Cheney “had better things to do” than take up a gun when the LTTE did so. Are we to infer that ‘he had no balls’.

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      @paul:
      “We need to see the evidence”

      Come; Ill show you. Only bring another male with you to carry you away when you have fainted.

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        Good one :)

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        Ali Baba Sabry

        “Come; Ill show you. Only bring another male with you to carry you away when you have fainted.”

        Won’t you carry him to the nearest hospital? What a unfriendly Ali Baba you are.

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          He seems to be the blue balled Ali Donga aka Labba Sira.

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      Paul you IDIOT:

      The ball is buried man and that is why Murali doesn’t want to dig the past just in case he finds the Ball.

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    KD,

    Your praise for Muslims who fought back with emotive words as ‘have balls’ may prod the Muslim youth to arm themselves.

    I do not think this is a good idea for the following reasons.

    1.It is non-combatants who always suffer most during an armed struggle.
    2.The Muslims are scattered all over the country and have no safe heaven like the Tamils have – the North and the East.
    3.When the dust settles the intensity of mutual anger, suspicion and hatred will make life less conducive for living for all communities.
    4.What’s more, the architects of death and destruction will as always escape scrutiny and will live a better life with the spoils of war.

    We need to find another way out of the present malaise. How one could do this without the removal of the Rajapaksa Mafia is beyond my comprehension.

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      I respectfully but firmly disagree. These are circumstances in which the government and the police WILL NOT LIFT A FINGER to protect Muslims from racist mobs. Only Muslims can protect themselves and that will be the way to throw back an anti-Muslim 1983 that may be brewing. Muslim youth must PROTECT their women, mosques and property from fake-Buddhist extremists; otherwise it will be like what happened to the Tamils. In this context balls are good things!

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    “The Moors, unlike the effeminate Tamils, have balls”.. Interesting observation by an academic like KD… I observed this too. Generally, I believe Sinhalese didn’t dislike or hate SL Tamils, but I would say Sinhalese are always more envy about Tamil successes. On the contrary, Sinhalese generally dislike SL Muslims but there is no jealousy ..
    There were quite a number of small (unreported) clashes between Sinhalese youth(?) and Muslims throughout recent history, but those clashes didn’t prolong or ended up in burning minority Muslim houses because Muslims came out of their houses and fought back, unlike (generally timid or effeminate) Tamils who used to ran away from their homes. Other reason for Muslims ability to counterattack majority Sinhalese anger was SL Muslims are concentrated in areas and that give them enough numbers to stand straight. (there could be genetic explanations as well)… Anyway, it sounds like having strong balls is not a bad thing… Strong balls of Gnanasara type crazy people made lot of us to be more empathetic towards our Muslim brothers and feel them as part of us..

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    MR must be having a file of Hakkems [Edited out], Muslims are still voting for this traitor

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    Dear professor!
    Kindly ask Ven.Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera, who you promoted hard as the common Presidential candidate, why he maintains a deafening silence on mayhem at Aluthgama.
    Why has he no guts to condemn BBS terror?
    My belief is he approves BBS terror against Muslims.
    He has lost his chance of becoming the common candidate by proving he is an admirer of the BBS.

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      Ven Sobitha issued a statement condemning the violence and the Buddhist extremists at least a week ago. Please do a quick Google search and you will dind. (I can’t be bothered to be punchisingo’s information provider, I make these comments for the benefit of other CT readers).

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    The Moors, unlike the effeminate Tamils, have balls.

    Well, Tamils did declare a war on Sri Lanka calling for an unheard of country called Tamil Eelam.

    I’d say that does takes some balls, some would even say audacious.

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    Guy, you are all aiming for Mr. David without gunning for the big hypocrite in the story.

    Rauf Hakeem is a disgrace to himself, his family, his community and his faith.

    As Justice Minister he should present the evidence he claims to possess in public and lets see where the chips fall. He will not do that because Basil will present the Kumari file for all to see. Remember the young woman who committed suicide by self-immolating because lover-boy Hakeem broke off him affair?

    His posturing is to save himself from the wrath of Muslims, who know he is a time-server just enriching himself.

    Like Mangala Samaraweera who claimed to have information about the Rajapakse-LTTE deal, and bag boy Tiran Alles – who threatened to have it hidden in a zip-drive up his….., these are all racketeers spinning their stories on us idiots.

    And, what do we do? We wait for the next racketeer to come along and spin us a new story, so we can get excited again!

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    Lankans must with immediate effect use lethal force to wipe out the hidden Al Qaeda Wahabi elements, some of whom were exposed at Aluthgama. They are ready to wage Jihad against Lanka, with full force, unless Lanka unleashes the highest firepower, and mercilessly exterminate them. As first step they should ask all Moslem men over 15 to be registered and anyone with the slightest suspicion of alignment with fanatics to be put into camps. That would be most likely well over 50% of moslem men in Lanka, who have vowed to eliminate the non-believers and are awaiting the cry of Jihad.

    May the force be with the Lankan Hindus and Buddhist and other non-Moslem people.

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    Since the muslims around the world are fightin;do you mean they are fighting with bhuddhist or with their fellow men;is that why we are being hammered looted spat knocked shot burnt; verbal abuse;harassed to provoke us to behave in the same manner;we are not fools ;we are ready to undergo your mental torture physical torture and spirtual torture ;and will not resort to violence ;we may defend ourselves;we wont stoop so low to ridicule your religion;burn religious books;this situation of burnin and lootin goes down in history;want to live to worship our Lord;in the best of manner and our patience and humility we are going thru will be rewarded in the hereafter and thats our ultimate goal

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    Hakeem is an inveterate liar. [Edited out] He wants to remain in the government. At the same time he wants to please Muslims with his baseless accusations!

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    Kumar David –

    Time for Muslims have own home guard and form own assassin sqad to punish the terrorists and NOT the innocents.

    It is NOT the ordinary Sinhala who are the culprits.

    Go after the culprits only.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassins

    In pursuit of their religious and political goals, the Ismailis adopted various military strategies popular in the Middle Ages. One such method was that of assassination, the selective elimination of prominent rival figures. The murders of political adversaries were usually carried out in public spaces, creating resounding intimidation for other possible enemies.[Daftary 7] Throughout history, many groups have resorted to assassination as a means of achieving political ends. In the Ismaili context, these assignments were performed by fida’is (devotees) of the Ismaili mission. They were unique in that civilians were never targeted. The assassinations were against those whose elimination would most greatly reduce aggression against the Ismailis and, in particular, against those who had perpetrated massacres against the community. A single assassination was usually employed in favour of widespread bloodshed resulting from factional combat

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    “The Moors, unlike the effeminate Tamils, have balls”

    It was reported couple of years back that Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Balls were removed. Has he become an effeminate Sinhalese since then?

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    Are you trying provoke Muslims or Buddhists?

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      Neither really. Like all Kerala Koks, he aspires to Tamil balls.

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        Punnakku Visakumaran, what’s in your back barn, Hay?

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    “I have never before come across a thing like this is any country. This man is supposed to be a Cabinet Minister in the Rajapakse Government! Is he shameless or is there something that is hidden from all?”
    dear Kumar, You have missed out on the fact that he is the minister of justice. the activities which he does not not trust fall within his purview. He must be forgiven for he must be in fear of his life.Bensen

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    Prof:

    You are all at sea and that is because you are reading from the Quoran. There is no Muslim fight back in Sinhala Lanka and if they resort to violence Gotha will personally kill them even if BBS don’t. Muslims are scattered in small pockets all over Sinhala Lanka and they are an easy prey as is happening now . Their structure is being systematically dismantled and Muslim Ethnic cleansing has reached a crescendo while the so called Muslim Guarantors Pakistan Malaysia Bangladesh and Saudi are aiding and abetting the culprits.

    As for the following: Let me give you my thoughts

    **** I conclude by quoting a statement by Rauf Hakeem:

    “Some of them who attacked us were said to be in uniform. That is a serious situation. It is an allegation at the moment, but it is disturbing. On Thursday, two persons who were shot at died at Welipitya, but the inquest and post-mortem are ridiculous. I can produce evidence of used bullets where the two were injured. I went to the spot. The bullets weren’t fired by civilians. However the autopsy report has indicated that the deaths were due to serious cut injuries. That is a preposterous situation if medical reports are being fabricated.” (Ceylon Today 24 June 2014)

    What on earth is going on? I have never before come across a thing like this is any country. This man is supposed to be a Cabinet Minister in the Rajapakse Government! Is he shameless or is there something that is hidden from all? Can this charade or this government last?

    **** Don’t worry the Government will last as the Thug (MR) is a President for life as he has an unfinished job to rid Sri Lanka of NON BUDDHISTS. But he mistaken and he cannot rid Tamil Eelam which has stood for centuries and will stand for another 1000 years but I feel sorry for the Muslims and that is because Hakeem has no BALLS and if he had any he would have resigned after Aluthgama.

    Theses men in uniform are a joke. They beat up venerable Watareka vijitha causing grievous bodily harm and then claim it was self inflicted and where else would you expect something like this except in Animal Kingdom.

    Just spare a thought if Tamils are killed in another Race Riots what would happen. Jeyalaitha will swim across Palk straight with Modi.

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    Does anyone want a remedy for SriLsnka. Just CHANGE THE GOV’T . It’s so simple.

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      Amith:

      Go ahead and do it Punk. We are all with you I mean the Tamils except Karuna, Douglas, Pillaiayn and a few more paid coolies

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    It is nothing but natural that the Muslims had the courage to retaliate. Had they cowed down, things would have been worse!

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    Muslims should fight back wherever possible. Do not make the mistake the Tamils made.
    After all you something like 45 or 50 countries to back you. These countries can bankrupt Sri Lanka if it is considered
    necessary. They have OIL. Remember what the Muslim Ambassadors told the intellectually challenged potty
    President. If they cut off oil supples to SL, then SL,will have no alternative but to buy
    Russian oil at three times the price of crude oil. So be courageous and fight back.Show these thugs in saffron that you
    have BALLS.

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    Wikipedia describes the word “effeminate” when used in a context of a community is very derogatory. I want prof. Kumar David to clarify the fact that Gandhi used ‘non violence’ means to fight a powerful enemy and was he an effeminate Hindu? Fortunately for him British used batons on most occasions and not the bullets. North & East had been continuously bombarded, starved by embargo and terrorised by the successive Sinhala government since 1990 and still the Tamil people used the most powerful weapon to show the International Community what they stand for, in the last election with over whelming majority. Does the learned professor still refer that determination as an expression of the effeminate Tamils??? I am curious!

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    The incidents at Aluthgama can be interpreted in two ways at a distance. Firstly, the less harmful one of a fracas going out of proportion. The second, is to say that the majority community attacked a minority community and giving similarities to 1983 incidents.

    This is not the time to echo wandering thoughts and promote ill feeling and a lack of sense of security. However hard it may be everyone must strive to unite as a country to uphold decency.

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