28 September, 2020

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Recurring Violence Against Muslims: What Is It All About? 

By Mohamed R. M. Farook

Mohamed R. M. Farook

Peace is more important today than any of the earlier eras because of the positively advantageous characteristics in the post-modern world with its attendant advancement in technology, socio-political vibrancy and religious freedom. Yet violence erupts mainly either on political or religious issues. Violence is the antithesis of peace. If we desire peace, harmony and peaceful coexistence among communities then violence has no place and should be abhorred. Yes, the vast majority of people from all communities in Sri Lanka – Buddhists, Muslims and Tamils – are not inclined towards violence of any type or form. They love peaceful coexistence which is openly visible to everybody from their daily interactions among one another on an individual and collective scale in their personalized transactions in their neighbourhood, routine, social, purchasing / marketing / selling activities throughout Sri Lanka. What else we need to be inclusive and like / love and be kind to one another? Yet violence ‘exists’ and has emerged in recent times, particularly against Muslims, in different locations starting from Aluthgama (2014), Gintota (2017), Ampara, Digana, Teldeniya and few other areas in Kandy (2018). Can one find the causes / reasons for this sporadic ‘attacks’ on Muslims and their properties – homes and businesses? The answer is ‘YES’ and also ‘NO’. 

The world has changed from a religiously and culturally based internalized communities to high tech societies banging on the concept of Global Village and with that human thinking too has changed from human and humanely based thinking to technology- directed thinking which has given rise to self-seeking pursuits devoid of empathy and wellbeing of others within one’s own community and other communities. This is the scourge of the present day behavioural pattern particularly in the South Asian regions. The outcome (or output) of this phenomenon is that a large number of people from every community lacks the essential fundamental knowledge of their own religion and practise only rituals and thereby do not know the important aspects of treating / respecting the followers of other religions. Similarly the present generation does not know the cultural / traditional aspects that had transcended through years within the three communities that respected each other and was the cornerstone for peaceful living. Thus conflict leading to ad hoc chaos. We, for that matter any analyst / researcher, may not be able to identify all the reasons / causes of the violence or may miss out the vital ones as some of them may be known only to the perpetrators themselves. Yet we can point out some leading events that definitely could have contributed towards the unwanted calamity that got unfolded. 

A few years ago some Sinhala Buddhists (SB), for reasons known to them only, propagated the ‘false notion’ that Sri Lankan Muslims (M) will overtake the SB population by about 30 to 35 years in time due to SB families having lesser number of children than M families. With the official statistics of 70% SB and 09% M in a total Sri Lankan population of 21 Million, and assuming that the reproduction processes of SB and M are, say, two (2) and five (5) per family respectively, even by one hundred years from now, the Muslims will not be able to overtake the Sinhala Buddhists through population growth. Forget overtaking, the Muslims will not be able to reach even 12% of the population say within hundred years. It is the Sinhalese peasants who had a larger number of children per family than the Muslims. The one, two or three children per Sinhalese families are confined to their educated and elite class and never to their rural population. With the present day complex lifestyles, high cost of living, woes of bringing up children, the hassles of schooling and living as nuclear family, everybody, irrespective of race or ethnicity, is going for small – two / three – children families. The myth of Muslim population expansion gets exposed.

After this canard they started the Halaal issue and from stage to stage from Colombo, through Kandy, Kurunegala and other places, Buddhist monks indoctrinated the Buddhist audience present with falsehood against Islam and Muslims. While some would have believed in what these monks said, a reasonable majority of the SB rejected such propaganda and in fact were questioning the behaviour of the monks as per the teachings of Buddhism. Next came the interference in and incitement at Muslim businesses that got culminated in Aluthgama violence (in2014) followed by Gintota (2017), Ampara, Digana, Teldeniya and other areas in Kandy recently – a sad spectacle for the otherwise hospitable, helpful and kindhearted Sri Lankans in general and especially the Sinhala population in particular.

What all these show is that a very small minority of Buddhist monks has influenced a group of Buddhists (youth) to their (monks’) ways of thinking of initiating and developing hatred against Muslims – an unnecessary and uncalled for endeavour by this minority group of Buddhists. This goes on and is an unhealthy and dangerous social behaviour that affects not only the Muslims but also the perpetrators themselves, the Sinhala Buddhists at large, others and finally the Sri Lanka as a country in the long run. What have the Muslims done for you (the Buddhists) to go against them? They are in business because they could not get employed in the state sector or in established commercial enterprises as they did not have educational qualifications due to either their (or parental) neglect on school education or their inability to get admission to leading schools – and finally became drop-outs through de-motivation and / or frustration. 

Whereas the majority in a country especially in the South East Asian region are somewhat complacent with their strengths in their numbers, enjoy official / state patronage and have a perceived self-confidence in their livelihood, the minorities get into the notion that they have to be hardworking to survive economically / financially. This is the story everywhere in the world be it Britain, Belgium, America, Philippine, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, or Sri Lanka – minorities are hardworking and their business activities, small, medium or large have invariably helped the people and the economy of the respective countries – a plus point for any minority in any part of the world. Why be jealous of the Muslims of Sri Lanka? Benchmark them for your progress in your personal life as well as in business. Thereby together the Sinhalese, the Muslims and the Tamils can rise up morally and economically for the benefit and progress of all concerned! This may appear as a Utopian suggestion – yet let us give a try shunning violence and stretching the hands of friendship. 

The ground realities may not be conducive to our suggestions above. In that case let us look at the ground realities which are many and varied from utter dislike / hatred towards the Muslims for no faults of their own except the faulty perception by the misdirected tiny minority hate mongering Buddhist youth backed by misguided Buddhist monks. Their dislike for, the anger they nursed along, and the brutal harm they planned and unleashed on the Muslims variously got projected, for / against, in social media and through the mouths of trouble makers and rumour mongers. One suggestion for a solution for this is for the Muslims, affected and others, to call them (the ‘empowered’ Sinhala youth and the monks) through all available means immediately to initiate discussions to resolve the issues of both sides – The Sinhalese and The Muslims.  It may be difficult at the beginning, but let us start it as soon as possible for the sake of progress of all communities and the forward march of our country – Sri Lanka. If there are other ways of addressing this issue of ‘misunderstanding’ and / or ‘misconception’ let us go into those too. All suggestions must be welcome and no stone left unturned to resolve this issue of violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka. 

Be that as it may, let’s look into the livelihood patterns of each of the three ethnic / racial groups. Each of the three main communities in Sri Lanka had and still continue to have distinct liking at specific sectoral / educational / vocational involvement for their livelihood. The Sinhalese aspire for the public sector employment, get into the positions and thereby are the decision makers, general administrators and political rulers in Sri Lanka. The Tamils (Jaffna) have taken the path of education seriously and do well in their careers within Sri Lanka or overseas provided opportunities come in their way. The Muslim community traditionally had been in trading / commercial activities and they continue and new businesses spring up too. Further, due to various encouraging factors such as better social status and also the glamour of being in business today (with the attendant risk involved notwithstanding), freedom of being independent earner, better earning potential than wage employment and importantly governmental support and incentives for self-employment, people from all three communities have ventured into businesses of various types which we see throughout Sri Lanka. Thus the past notion (may be a reality then) that Muslims are / were the dominant group in business does not prevail now. Yet Muslim businesses (retail) are conspicuous in their traditionally held Muslim towns such as Akurana, Beruwala, Mawanella, Thihariya, Kalmunai, (to name a few) and had expanded within these towns. Muslim businesses do not exist in the new towns such as Ampara, Nugegoda, Maharagama, Homagama, Kiribathgoda, Embilipitiya etc. Thus it is the Sinhalese who are more in businesses today than the Muslims (or even the Tamils) – this is what it should be and what it is as the Sinhalese constitute the majority. This situation must be clearly understood to erase the myth that Muslims are the dominating group in business and thus create unwanted confusion in the minds of the Sinhalese.

Whatever their religious / ethic group, all business persons (except a very few who committedly practise their religious commands in business ethics) today are of a mind-set to make quick financial gains, disproportionate profits and look out for opportunistic situations to exploit the customer whoever they may be. This is in all trades from greengrocers, grocers, farm producers and all other businesses. This opportunistic exploitation has nothing to do with market mechanism of supply and demand. This is based on the business persons’ greedy outlook combined with the exploitation of the trust the innocent customers have in the business persons along with exploitation of lack of knowledge on the part of customers on quality, prices, availability of the same or substitute goods at other places, and finally the level of anxiety of the customers in their purchasing process – all these combined give the businesses, irrespective of their (businesses’) ethnic / racial orientation, the strengths to exploit their customers whoever they may be. Therefore it is wrong and dangerous too to arouse the feelings of the Sinhala Buddhists to the warped and twisted notion that Muslims are the dominant group in business and they exploit their customers – all businesses at various levels and degrees exploit their customers. 

Having said of the many issues that could have been the reasons for the violence against Muslims without any normative inputs, up to this point, from this write-up, it is important to focus on the unfounded and unprovable advocacy by the lead Sinhala Buddhist political figures and some other Buddhist personalities that Sri Lanka belongs to the Sinhala Buddhists. There is no truth in this statement. Of course the Sinhala Buddhists are the majority in Sri Lanka. This notion is advocated essentially for the purpose of gaining political advantage from the Sinhala Buddhists vote base and nothing else – and also may be based on chauvinism in the minds of such Buddhists. This notion must be countered and abandoned to seek a way forward approach to the multi-ethno-racial pluralistic Sri Lanka that is what we are today and had come through ages in order that Sri Lanka would march forward as a nation in all aspects internally and globally through genuine and committed cooperation of all her communities with the motto that Sri Lanka belongs to all its citizens – Buddhists, Christians, Hindus and Muslims. 

Another important matter is the role of the State in safeguarding every community, whether minority or majority, to any form of danger that may emerge through propaganda, incitement or violence. The state’s re-active approaches of paying compensation to the damaged properties and the slow apprehension of the middle-rung culprits who committed the violence / crime leaving the masterminds to live with impunity are no solutions to the said issues by a democratic government. The government should always be pro-active and have standby controlling mechanisms to prevent communal violence among its multi-racial and multi-ethnic society in whichever part that violence may emerge, round up the perpetrators and take legal actions against them. All governments of the day had been slack and people witnessed one-way communal violence on Tamils in 1956 and 1983 and on the Muslims in 2014, 2017 and 2018. In these series of violence every community was a looser and there is no one to be said as the winner. We all must learn lessons from these nasty events and thus abhor violence. Although the Constitution of Sri Lanka guarantees the freedom of religion to every religious group, the Constitution should be strengthened further through an additional clause guaranteeing every community from violence of any sort. 

Finally, to get a better understanding of the violence against the Muslims, we also must look into the Muslims’ overall behaviour as an individual, as a collective or community, as business people, as political figures and clergy-based organizations – all these could individually and in concert send various signals that could be interpreted in different ways by the Sinhalese which could be detrimental towards the Muslims. Muslims in their individual capacity have good relationships with the Sinhalese (also Tamils) in their personal interactions. Their dresses of head scarfs, Shalwars, Abaayas (full body cloaks) and even the face-cover (Niqaab) have been in existence for long time and has become accepted dress code by others and there seem to be no repulsion or repugnance by the individual Sinhalese. It is the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) which created a fuss about Muslim women’s dresses going to the level of calling the Muslim women wearing the long cloak as ‘goni billas’. Every person, irrespective of their religion, has the freedom to wear whatever they wish provided the dresses do not reflect public nuisance through indecency. It is surprising to note that BBS does not say a word about the mini shorts (skirts) worn by young girls exposing greater part of their thighs and also wearing tops that expose unnecessarily the female breasts and the cleavage. What is the logic? Decent ways of dresses should be ‘insulted’ and indecency accepted in the name of fashion for the perverted desires of the onlookers!

The behaviour of the Muslims as a community is different from their individual behaviour. This is because the community is unnecessarily controlled by leaders of the Mosques (trustees), other religious (Islamic) organizations and also by socio-political associations among many others. Each of these entities has their own agendas and work on them without looking into the consequences on implementing the agendas. They stress or emphasize on the rights of the Muslims without looking into the responsibilities of the Muslim community towards the other communities. This is where any problem would start. For example, there is no issue in making use of the public address system (loud speakers) by mosques in their call for prayers in predominantly Muslim areas but have to restrict its use in areas where other communities also live. Further the members (elected, nominated or otherwise hold official positions based on the criteria of their respective constitutions) of the governing body of these mosques and religious associations do not in many instances discharge their duties as per the true Islamic guidelines as the mosques and all the associations are divided on the basis of different sects (forming into sects is against the teachings of Islam) and propagate their own ‘corrupted’ versions and the congregation is divided and are in most cases unable to raise their individual voice even as a minority collective which version might be the correct one to do. Most of the socio-political Muslim organizations exist to serve the purpose of political parties and / or other entities, local or foreign, which may support them in various ways including financial help. Thus by looking at these Muslim organizations including the Mosques, it will not be a surprise if the Sinhalese and also the BBS see the Muslim community as an inward looking community without compassion and empathy towards others.

As we have stated above, almost all businesses are exploitative towards the customers and Muslim businesses are no exception. Business persons have their religions and every religion does teach their adherents of doing business in the right manner (Business Ethics). Muslims have the Islamic guidelines in businesses and have to follow them if they are to be in the fold of Islam. Though a vast majority of Muslim businesses do adhere to their Islamic guidelines to the level as they perceive as possible and may by necessity resort to some harmless tactics or gimmickry in closing business transactions, Muslim businesses also have a quota of black sheep among them who have brought the bad image to the Muslim businesses thus making others stereotype all Muslim businesses in the black sheep category. Whereas Muslims, approximately up to the mid twentieth century, were upheld positively on single or very few positive interactive criteria (halo effect), today it is stereotyping from the few ‘bad’ Muslims to the entire community. This is one factor that makes Muslims face hate speech and violence. 

Many of the Muslim political personalities and politicians have shown themselves as greedy for ministerial portfolios and jump from one regime to another for the sake of financial gains and show no concern for the Muslim community. Thus the Muslim community is leaderless and helpless and are susceptible to all types of danger from within their own and also from hate mongers and perpetrators of violence. The main clergy based Muslim organizations are more concerned with the religious works they are performing and are conspicuously uninvolved in finding solutions for the violence against Muslims. But they are helping the affected Muslims by collecting donations and dispatching same to the affected areas – this is the ‘need of the hour’ measure and in no way would alleviate the emotional distress of the victims. 

Let the proponents and perpetrators of hatred and violence, re-think and reflect on their mission against Muslims and see that whether that mission of theirs could help the Sinhala Buddhist and Buddhism to be better or worse off tomorrow! Think seriously, reflect positively, and resort to non-violent ways of addressing the issues concerned so that all communities in Sri Lanka would live in an atmosphere of Sri Lankan brotherhood – and, God Willing (Insha Allah), this ought to be possible. 

M. R. M. Farook – Chartered Engineer

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    Insha Allah.

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      Mohamed R. M. Farook
      “Recurring Violence Against Muslims: What Is It All About? “

      Please ask our regular typists, bigots, racists somass, Percy, sach, Helass, Taraki, ……………………………and Douglas.

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        24/7 Veddass, do as you would be done by. Don’t be a thief of ideas or steal another woman’s husband.

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      Mr. F:arook,
      Now that the Tamils have been finished off , the Muslim minority are being scapegoated by CORRUPT political elites to DISTRACT the foolish SInahala masses from their corruption, and DIVIDE and RULE Lanka.
      Today SL rupee is in free fall due to corruption and foreign aid Debt trap.

      Attacking Muslims is a good distraction and this is partly the result of geopolitics in Indian Ocean. After all US Citizen and war criminal Gotabaya Rajapakse who set up BBS with Pathala Champika, is the CIA’s Manchurian Candidate for President of Lanka if Bondscam Ranil who is in the pocket of the US ( and whose policies are tailored in Washington by right wing Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and IMF to secure the strategic interests of US against China and the economic interests of the Global 1 percent), fails at the next election.US citizen Gota is being protected by his Country’s Embassy in Sri Lanka,.

      The US game in Sri Lanka is promoting bi-partisan UNP-SLFP corruption, ironically, in the name of Fake RECONCILIATION and National Unity Govt . as the US game in Geneva at the UN Human Rights Commission shows!
      The game of the Superpower in Lanka is : Heads I win, Tails you lose, either way people of Lanka, particularly minorities are screwed while the HR discourse plays!

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      Mohamed R. M. Farook,

      RE: Recurring Violence Against Muslims: What Is It All About?

      Recurring Violence Against Tamils in an earlier era : What was It All About?

      It is the same answer. Para-Sinhala “Buddhist” Racism in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, illegally occupied by the Para-Sinhala who claims the Land for themselves, and considers all others, Para-Tamil, Para-Muslims. Para-Portuguese, Para-Ditch, Para-Malays etc. as Paras, a Double Standard, and ignores the FACT that the Sinhala are Para, as well their belief, Para-Buddhism, and all came from the Para-Homeland Bharat, Damba-Diva, India.

      The Para-Sinhala are brainwashed in the Mahawamsa, authored bu the Para-Monk Mahanama, and claims that the Para-Sinhala originate from a lion, but no lion genes were found. Only Para-genes were found.

      Mahavamsa- An Insult To The Buddha!

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

      Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

      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 Vedda Tribe

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

      Two facts: 1.) The earth rotates on its own axis and orbits the sum, and 2) The Sinhala, Para-Sinhala are Paras just like the other Paras.

      PS. Para:, Para-deshi: Foreigner, Outsider, Stranger.

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        Mohamed R. M. Farook,
        (297 words)
        RE: Recurring Violence Against Muslims and Tamils: What Is It All About?

        Para-Sinhala “Buddhist” Racism.

        I am not suggesting that all religious followers are blindfolded and naïve characters. There are many who do possess their crap-detectors but who wouldn’t leave the faith of their birth for reasons of social comfort and peace or even as habit. Some of the latter may accept some of the teachings but not all. There are also the plain hypocrites who are mere traders in the religion and employ religion for their personal gain in power or profit. The latter are religious predators that prey on populations.

        They are called Actors, or Myth followers. Example Para-Sinhala “Buddhist” SWRD.
        Let’s look at SWRD.( From Book by Yasmine Goonaratne- Realtive Merits,St. Martins Press, New York, page 3). How the Myths were changed.

        1. South Indian Hindu,Nayaka Pandaram (Nirvana, Rebirth, Sansara)
        2. Kandyan Buddhist, Pandara Nayaka, Bandara Nayake(Nirvana, Sansara, Rebirth)
        3. Catholic, Dias ( Hell, Limbo, Purgatory, Heaven,Saints, Indulgences)
        4. Dutch Protestant Solomon(Hell, Heaven )
        5. Anglican, West Ridgeway (Hell, Heaven )
        6. Buddhist, (Nirvana, Sansara, Rebirth)
        7. Mahanama Racist Monk Buddhism (Racism, Nirvana, Sansara, Rebirth)

        How his family and he changed their MYTHS with the times, and what an opportunist politician he was, even though he was for the common man. If you removed his racism or rather pandering to the Mahanama Myth following Buddhist Monks, he would have been a great Prime Minister. Unfortunately, those who live by the sword and racism, die by the sword and racism. Include Prabakaran as well.

        They are all over, in Sri Lanka and elsewhere.
        1. JHU, Jatika Harak Urumaya
        2. BBS
        3. Sinhala Ravaya
        4. Monk Mahanama Myths and Racism
        5. Monks
        6. Priests
        7. Mullahs
        8. The Politicians etc.

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    Good article By Mohamed R. M. Farook. You’ve made a strong attempt at debunking what BBS and other fear mongers say. There is one inaccuracy in what you said. You said “Muslim businesses ‘do not exist’ in the new towns such as Ampara, Nugegoda, Maharagama, Homagama, Kiribathgoda, Embilipitiya etc.”. That is incorrect. There are business in that area by Muslims and quite large ones in ‘Nugegoda’ and ‘Maharagama’. Sinhalese-Buddhists (SB) including myself, often visits these places because of the business ethics the Muslims compared to the typical rude, egoistic, unpleasant SB businessman. Many of us SB value the business ethics of Muslims. I noticed this difference in attitude when I was buying a appartment. I eventually bought one from a Muslim family business due their honestly in timeframe for completion compared to the others who gave very unrealistic timeframes including some claming they could complete things in less than a year. And I made the right desicion since the ones who claimed “less than a year” hadn’t even gone past the foundation after 9-months. So SB do value the Muslim business ethics. But you failed to address one issue the fear mongers constantly use against muslims. This is not about the population growth but about the ability of a potentially Muslim leadership of Sri Lanka, imposing strict laws prohibiting the expansion of all other religions other than Islam. Lets say hypoethetically Ranil Wickremesinghe becomes president in 2020 and because he hates SB for losing the 2005 election, he decides to convert to Islam after becoming president and then prohibits the expansion of all other religions other than Islam. Now, according Islamic law is this possible? Is this allowed? I know this is utterly hypoethetical, but fear mongers can use the craziest of conspiracy theories.

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      “This is not about the population growth but about the ability of a potentially Muslim leadership of Sri Lanka, imposing strict laws prohibiting the expansion of all other religions other than Islam. Lets say hypoethetically Ranil Wickremesinghe becomes president in 2020 and because he hates SB for losing the 2005 election, he decides to convert to Islam after becoming president and then prohibits the expansion of all other religions other than Islam. Now, according Islamic law is this possible? Is this allowed? I know this is utterly hypoethetical, but fear mongers can use the craziest of conspiracy theories.”
      I will answer as this is a genuine question, but please be aware that the likelihood of this happening anytime in the near future is almost zero…
      What you are talking about is an Islamic State, and just PM or President being Muslim is not going to be enough. For this to happen you would need majority support in all levels of government, judiciary, law enforcement, military, and the public (hence the population growth phobia).
      “With the official statistics of 70% SB and 09% M in a total Sri Lankan population of 21 Million, and assuming that the reproduction processes of SB and M are, say, two (2) and five (5) per family respectively, even by one hundred years from now, the Muslims will not be able to overtake the Sinhala Buddhists through population growth. Forget overtaking, the Muslims will not be able to reach even 12% of the population say within hundred years.”
      country, then by all means please get together and come up with a legitimate plan, the key word here is LEGITIMATE!
      Harassing Muslims is NOT the way!
      Thank you for your question and for being civil.

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        WTH, the entire middle portion of my reply is missing…

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          PATRIOT: CT has a Muslims Editor too. He think, there no other than Allah who can take people as sacrifice to him at his will. CT has a Tamil editor too, he thinks he is the Gemii Ganeshan. Only thr Sinhala Editor, he says he is buddhist, but he is for money, British rule book, Bashing sinhala buddhists.

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        CT please get your effing act together! I wrote a huge reply but the most important parts from the middle are missing! If there is a word limit then you should clearly indicate it! Just a waste to even bother typing all of it again!

        Even your reply function doesn’t work properly! It just gets posted along with the main thread and not as a reply thread.

        Such a waste of my effort, i’m not gonna ever bother trying to comment on this site!

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    As ususally muslims are, you also have been partial and favoured your own kind,. YOu do not mention the muslim atrocities towards sinhala buddhists, their rituals as well as muslims harasseing other muslim sects in Srilanka. the recetn sinhala buddhist driver’s death and Muslims attacking -STF personal sent to separate civilians from attackers and mus.lim sindoctrination of muslim children and adults both in the mosques and by building new muslims only schools, hundreds of maulavis or preachers visiting Sri lanka, the effects of Muslims coming from middle east with wahabi rituals, and there re so many to mention. IT is the Fashin bug who sells short skirts. I heard they went to a out of court settlement with the attackers. Muslims restrict their women behaviour with strict rules. but, human rigths organizations even do not restrict MMDA. I heard Muslims are isolating girls wearing the PIRITH NOOLA and seduce them. there are many other stories, muslims selectively seducing sinhala girls.

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      Jim softy,

      When are you planning to convert to Islam? This will give you some peace I guarantee.

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    Even you mention some honest facts. How politicians are corrupt, selfish and not leading their people. How business people are only for money and selfish and ignore the society they are living. then how selfish and self centered re the people in the mosuqe. So, understand when some people are reactive. I think, there is not enough reaction from the sinhala side. there are so many stories how two national list MPs are behaving hostile to buddhists because they want to use religion to score among muslims. HAkeem and Bahiuddin are two o f them.

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      The two Ministers mentioned must always represent their own community, that they were elected to represent. Do you think someone else would stand up and speak out on behalf of the oppressed minority community? They are not being hostile to Buddhists as you claim, but to those trouble makers who are spreading falsehood and canards to instigate attacks on innocents. Just tell the truth and shame the devil. In the search for the truth, people already aware of the truth of what actually happened in all of those skirmishes, so looking for scapegoats will not help. There is nothing to doubt in the details and accuracy of the said article by Mr. Farook, but that it should put the offenders to regret and shame.

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      Jimsot

      First time, I agree with your statement ‘ How politicians are corrupt, selfish and not leading their people.” . You are right.. You have some good perspective of Current Politicians motto.. But you always write more fabricated and lies in your comments which lead to think you are RACIST..Still you can come forward with intellectual broad minded comments..

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    Mohamed R. M. Farook

    The answer is simple

    When Tamils were subjected to recurrent attacks in the 50’s, 60.’s and 70’s and even punished in education due to media-wise standardization for University admissions during the 70’s. Then Baddiudin Mohamed was the Minister of Education. It was this that made the Tamils reach a limit causing youth unrest and militancy and the rest is history!

    When Tamils endured all these the Muslims kept silent telling they are living peacefully with the Sinhalese and found fault with the victims themselves.

    Now why are you complaining Muslims are subjected to recurrent violence? You said then “living peacefully with the Sinhalese’!

    Remember the proverbial poetry:

    “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—

    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—

    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—

    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

    So you better keep quiet and accept it. You deserve it!

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    Farook, you are absolutely correct in saying that the Sinhalese see the Muslim community as an inward looking community without compassion and empathy towards others. Certainly no surprises there. So what could and what should the Muslims do to change this negative perception that the Sinhalese have of them ?
    To make matters worse , they demand that their rights as a minority group must be granted even at the expense of the rights of the majority community.
    You conclude your long analysis by firmly placing the total blame for the breakdown in Sinhalese – Muslim relations on the Sinhalese. Not fair, Farook. You need two hands to clap, no ?
    You should ask your Muslim brothers to think seriously and reflect positively on what they could do and should do as a community so that all communities in Sri Lanka would live in an atmosphere of Sri Lankan brotherhood.
    For starters, why don’t you try to get Mosques located in predominantly non-Muslim locations to cease using external loudspeakers. That will give you first-hand experience of the compassion and empathy that Muslims have towards other communities.

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      Farook, it looks like the Sinhalese are not the only non-Muslims who feel threatened by the Abaya. Here is a twitter message that was posted a few hours ago :
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      Teachers and students of the Shanmuga Hindu Ladies College (National School), Trincomalee protested against a Muslim teacher who insisted on wearing abaya to the school. One poster ironically reads ‘Hindu schools are for Hindus. Let’s not entertain racism here!’
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      It appears that the abaya is seen as promoting racism and definitely not as representing modesty. Could this be true ?

      Time for yet another lengthy analysis, Farook.

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    Bodu Balu Sena rowdies or other kaavi reddayas never stand up against immoral filthy dress of the Bauddachchi. Because of fake Baavana will only help to increase their lust so that they need to enjoy seeing all these body parts of woman thus tend to molest and rape girls and children in Pansal. They are descendants of Kasiyaapa so follow Sigirya glamourous dress.
    Most of Vikara sleeping kaavi are GAYS .. They became killers and looters of minority in the name of Budha wherever they are majority like Sri lanka and Mynmar. This is Budhism..

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    Mr Farook has written a painful missive on the trials and tribulations of our Muslim community.

    Mr Farook, I am old enough to remember first hand the first rumblings of the nascent, latent Buddhist right wing at the time of independence. Their first target was our Tamil community. Now, emboldened by the ‘success’ of a Buddhist-Sinhala Army, they have moved on our Muslim community. If not checked, and de-fanged now, they will go for the others in turn. Their aim is not just beat-down ALL our minority groups – ethnic and religious – but also to grab power and make this land a Bauddha-Sinhala hegemony. No surprise then!

    The fact is that we are all creatures of circumstance, destined to live in this our blessed land……except that day by day the devious bastards have continued to make this island a hell on earth. No surprise then that over 10% of this islands’ children have sought refuge in foreign climes. Unless these troublesome vermin are not checked, there will be more misery, and more refugees.

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    Muslims will not face any of these problems if they just pray five times a day. Don’t blame others for your laziness.

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      Problem is Muslims prey ten times a day on other communities.

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        Al-faqurlah:

        I told you before and tell you now, you are a waste bin of low IQ father. Your father bugger did not know how to use a condom properly and we suffer with a a dumb word like you. – We curse your loving dad for this.

        Ok, now concentrate more on what you know better bro.

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          Mohamed the idiotic infidel. You are the still born foetus thrown into a dust bin and picked up by a dog. Your father could have ploughed a paddy field with his amude intact for the time he wasted in lowering his amude to produce you. The whole world is cursing Islamic barbaric individuals.

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    What about the recurring violence and RAPE of innocent girls by Boko Haram?
    How about wholesale RAPE by ISIS Wahabists?
    What about sexual slavery of Yazidi, Shias and beheadings like how Nazis killed people in Syria and Iraq by ISIS and counter violence by your Shia regime in Syria?
    What is the killing of women and children by the keepers of Mecca with American Bombs in Yemen?
    Most civilian deaths of Muslim Yemenis are BY SAUDI forces
    What is that all about?

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      Edwin Rodrigo (alias “Thassim”) you have again started connecting ISIS to Wahabism. Please listen to ex- Marine Ken O’Keefe for the /origins of ISIS. As I mentioned before the connotation of these radical, extremists elements to Islam is playing into the hands of the Israelis who have an agenda to create havoc among the peaceful Muslims.

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        Sorry, To log on to the url please click on
        Ken O’Keefe

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      Why are you writing with pseudo Muslim name Thassim instead of the real barbarian name. Your writing itself shows you are a Muslim hater. May be a Shia bastard.

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    Allow me to make one thing crystal clear. I do not argue with these Minority rif-rafs in Public forums. So if they are articles are partial or not is of little consequence to me.

    As a Sinhalese, a former Army soldier and even more importantly as a Kandyan Radhala person who was schooled at one of the best institutions in the world, it’s my firm belief that no monkey with lesser credentials is good enough to debate with me.

    I am here to talk to the Sinhalese about the dangers of Minority politics and the invasion of our prestigious land.

    So, let there be no doubt whatsoever that I am not here to be liked by any Monkey who happens to work towards the detriment of Mother Lanka.

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      RETARDED shameless Perera has no cure for his mental illness. for the insane Perera, every one in the minority is a rif-raf. this is a symptom of the quintessential pissa. You are a disgrace to be a Sinhalese or for any type of military uniform. Even an Army corporal who wash toilets will have greater respect and recognition than you shameless retard. Angoda too is a very famous institution that is world renowned for the ‘world’ that is shaped by your insanity and mental instability. If our land was anything prestigious, then you belong not to mother Lanka but a different kind of mother that Gnanasara frequently reminds us in his gutter filth.

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      Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera:

      How much for a life in SL, for the same amount in an EU as a slave? You just did not know th potential of SL

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      A ‘radala’ Perera? Now we have heard everything!

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      Now I’ve heard it all: a “Kandyan Radhala” with the name PERERA!
      When is CT going to institute a policy of not permitting raving loonies the privilege of its pages?

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        Emil,

        The PERERA name was a name taken by my Grand Father. His original name was Molamure. In fact, my Pater always used the Molamure name. My Mother is a Molligoda from the Molligoda disawe lineage.
        My Pater’s Pater was kind of a rebel in the family. At one time, he had said he didn’t want to have anything to do with the Molamure walawwa. So he, changed his name to Perera.

        I am Walawwe haamu. Who the hell does a Lansi Karapoththa thinks he is to ban me from CT?

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          Retarded Perera, your fathers name is Molamude, your mother is from Molligoda disawe in the vicinity of Angoda.

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            Ralli bin Balli why are you jealous about the high caste claim of Shamal Perera. No person of high caste will insult another from high caste. This shows that you are a low caste convert suffering inferiority complex.

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              Al-fukka, I am from the highest caste. 100 feet below my foot all your castes including raddala. So can’t I insult you low caste.

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          Retarted Perera,
          Your Grand Father must have been of LISBON RADALA LINEAGE, NO?
          Cheers!

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      Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera,
      You certainly have a very highly bloated image of yourself? Don’t you? Luckily, modern day psychiatry can actually help even the most helpless cases like yours’. Have you sought any help yet then? Go on buddy! Don’t be embarrassed about your condition now. After all, we are all human. Aren’t we?
      Cheers!

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      you sir a complete fool and a bigot notwithstanding your Kandayan background and the liberal education you ought to have received at St Thomas College

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      Kandyan Radhala ……my foot. Have you forgotten lifting your sarongs for your arse to be played by the British in return for land and titles to the detriment of Mother Lanka.

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      For those who may not be aware the letters in front of R.S. Perera’s name stands for: Rtd: Retarded; Lt: Lunatic.

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      Shameful Shamal Perera

      “and the invasion of our prestigious land” . This is Sri Lankan land for the Sri Lankans. So who is invading Sri Lankan land, you mean the Chinese?

      No wonder we are a divided nation with Sinhala, Tamil and Muslims. It will be the day when we are ruled again by a foreign power we will then me Sri Lankans with all having equal rights as foreign rulers will look all of us equally as ‘brown people’

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      But Retarted. Loose. Reginald Shamal Perera Israeli called you a bunch of monkeys only worth giving a banana each. I think this your monkey trick. Do monkeys have land? I think only tree branches.

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    The answer is easy to find if you stop and think for a moment. Muslims are perceived as extremely cliquey, living in ghettos and now in richer areas of Colombo, (they do business only among themselves), greedy and inconsiderate people. THey are quite different from the Tamils and Sinhalese in that they seek beef at all costs and believe in a violent faith. When others are provoked (like at Teldeniya) through violent attacks, they respond in kind. Then the Muslims scream murder!

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      sellam@

      Indu like you as a whole are perceived as extremely cliquey, living in ghettos and slums but now in richer areas of wellawata, (they do business only among themselves), greedy and inconsiderate low caste people in srilanka.
      Because , the Indu Manudarma book clearly declares all INDU in South India including Srilankan Indutamils, are SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF PROSTITUTE in Sanscrit ‘ SOOTHIRAYAS”. They are quite different from the Muslims and Kiristians in that they seek only Pork and Vadi saaraayam – arakku , at all costs and believe in a filthy , violent Purana ism which tell the Indu to worship Pensi and Vaginas… When InduTamil terrorists are provoked (like at Jaffna district ) through war on Terrorism and attacked then the Indu tamils scream genocide !
      Today in Trincolmalee , in a Indu school , a Muslim teacher was came under verbal abuse from other Indu man and woman teachers for coming to school in a Moral dress not showing Back , chest and hip . But other Indutamilachchi protest saying ‘ we cant allow Muslim teachers to cover all her body. She must wear a dress showing back , half chest and hip as this is our Indu culture”………. No wonder..!! its the cultre of Indu too..

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        Stupid Suthirana converted ISIS low caste from Tamil Nadu/Kerala stop posting nonsense. The word Ceylonee is used largely by low caste/low class Malayalees to derogatively describe people from Sri Lanka. Are you one of them? The varna system of northern India where the castes are classified as Brahman Kshatriya, Vaisiya Shudra and then under all of them the Dalit or untouchable , to which most Sri Lankan Muslims will actually belong , including the Ceylonee , does not apply to Southern India. Even after the introduction of the varna concept to south India, caste boundaries in south India were not as marked as in north India, where the four-tier varna system placed the priestly Brahmins on top followed by the Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, and Shudras. In south India, on the other hand, there existed only three distinguishable classes, the Brahmins, the non-Brahmins and the Dalits. The two intermediate dvija varnas — the Kshatriyas and Vaishyas — did not exist. The dominant castes of south India, such as Reddys and Nairs, Vellalar held a status in society analogous to the Kshatriyas and Vaishyas of the north with the difference that religion did not sanctify them. The Brahmins, on top of the hierarchical social order, viewed the ruling castes of the south like the Reddys, Nairs and Vellalars as sat-Shudras meaning shudras of “true being”. Sat-shudras are also known as clean shudras, upper shudras, pure or high-caste shudras. This classification and the four-tier varna concept was never accepted by the ruling castes, therefore was not practised, as they ruled.

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          Hey good news for all those who study zoology (animals). Nobody knew until now that Australoid crows RSSS and other crows have caste system. This crow says all varna crows flew from North India to South India. According to this RSSS crow, pitch black crows having big beak to eat fast and put out dropping everywhere while flying belongs to Brahmin caste. Those having shorter beak Reddy caste, those having blunt beak known as Nairs caste, those having wider beak and long feathers as Vellalar caste and these caste known for their vociferous scavenging. RSSS belongs to this caste and keep our backyard very clean. But this crow making a mistake by saying ceylonese is a derogatory word used to refer to low caste people of Sri Lanka. Ceylonese means people of Ceylon. Portuguese called ‘Ceilao’, Dutch called it ‘Zeilan’, Spanish called it ‘Ceilan’ and finally British called it Ceylon until Sinhalaya changed it to Lanka. During British time Island Ceylon was internationally known and the people as Ceylonese, so the crows living here also known as Ceylonese. Above I am referring to caste crows and here simply Australoid crows.

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            Zoology students also must know that Arabic swine have class system. This swine says that all smelly hogs crawled from Africa to middle east. According to this Arabic swine, these smelly hogs have long spout to eat droppings and let out flatus everywhere while crawling belongs to their low caste ancestors. Ralli belongs to brain stunted hog type who keeps our toilets clean. But this swine is making a mistake by saying Arab descendants are superior, while in fact they are related to low caste people of Sri Lanka and South India. So the hogs living here are also Ceylonese and not Arabs though they are trying to imitate Arabs. Above I am referring to dirty hogs and here simply this bin Balli Arab swine .

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              Al-fukkura the avatar of RSSS writing here. Since you also an Australoid crow you cannot differentiate between species while flying. Crows eat swine’s shit too so crow knows the smell of swine and also keeps the defecating places of swine clean. Hogs have a bigger brain than crows and they are not scavengers like crows. Swine don’t have caste systems but Australoid crows do have. Low caste people of South India and Sri Lanka are you low caste Australoid crows and the difference between swine and crow is like mountain and ground. If I am not an Arab why are you calling me Balli Arab swine? Enjoy swine shit in my toilet.

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            ARAB called ‘ Serendib ‘ and called now RAPEINDIA as ‘ SINDH’ , which British Kiristian changed to Hind..

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      They only scream murder and human rights abuse when it affects them, however will remain silent and many time even join with the abuser to abuse the victim, when it is beneficial to them . This how they behaved towards the island’s Tamils. Kept silent and in many instances joined the Sinhalese racists and establishment I’m marginalising the island’s Tamils. Despite being Tamil themselves. Islam is a religion and not an ethnicity. Your ethnicity is Tamil and your religion is Islam. There is no such thing called a Muslim ethnicity. They are a bunch of backstabbing hypocrites, this is why no one takes them seriously. What was good for the Tamils is now good for you, as you encouraged Sinhalese racism and bigotry, when it benefited you and now crying , when you become the victim of the same bigotry and racism, that you encouraged , so shut up and tolerate it , as you deserve what you get now and reap what you sow.

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        RSSS crow nobody saying Islam is ethnicity or Muslim is ethnicity. Anyone following Islam anywhere in the world known as Muslim, the religion Islam. Ethnicity refers to people having common culture and tradition but not race. It can be a diverse race. Ethnicity of majority of Muslim here is Moors. So you Australoid crow however much you caw you cannot change that. You ask a Muslim to which group he belongs to. If he is Malay he will say Malay, Borah means Borah, Memon means Memon etc. A Moor will say Moor but will never never Tamil Muslim. They know your past tree climbing history and the difference, so will never say Tamil Muslim. Instead of cawing here challenge the government for recognizing us as a separate ethnic group Moors.

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    Author failed to differentiate him from the Hypocrisy mainstream Muslim writers and Muslim leaders.
    I don’t want to go into any one of them as these so many times repeated in CT’s discussion, other than about a political solution for minorities though the “Constitutional Change”.
    It was very clear when Yahapalanaya offered 100 days solution to TNA that was only cheating. When IC & ING organizations pressured them to honor it, they replied that the 30 years of was can’t be cured within 10 years of its end. It was hiding to 100 days lie with 10 yeas oleaginous lie.

    What many Muslims writers doing here is what they learned from their Sinhala political counter parts. There is no honesty in their talk but to keep the situation cool until their back up arrives (Wahhabi Propaganda Political Fund), before further action.
    This author’s main focus is finding ways to escape from Sinhala rage. He doesn’t focus on political solution; one motive for that could be is hesitance to work with Tamils for political Solution. This was openly advocated by Hakeem, when Ambassador Blake asked him to lead for political solution seeking for minority problems, by responding that he didn’t needed consultation of what to do. So, the author, start to end, carefully avoided mentioning about a political solution. He mentioned about religions’ place in Lankawe constitution, but was alert enough to protect Muslims out of it. Though author pretending that Muslim Parties are only seeking induvial perks, author’s resistance to political solution is not supporting other than his own theory of each Muslims member of the community seeking perks using his/her own influence. All and all, these all Muslim parties’ original leader Ashraf started SLMC to seek only political solution but fell into author’s class when he got the Shipping Ministry.

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    In CT, many Tamils Muslims expressed their willingness to study Sinhala and become Sinhalese. This another favor seeking attempt to sacrifice minorities’ wellbeing to seek perks for Sinhala Muslims. Whatever the form a minority deprived in his/her political functioning that has to be fought on the basis of common heading as “Minority”. The perk seeking Muslim leadership believing, after 1948, as Sinhalese took on Tamils first, Muslims by rescinding their Tamil ID can save them-selves. Then they, when reminded that is it is the 1915 Muslim-Sinhala communal riots in the first racial riots in Lankawe, they opportunistically turn against Ramanathan, who put down the riots, finally. The (Negombo-Puttlam) Tamils who studied Sinhala and converted to Buddhism too, in fact, has become only low class Sinhalese, still not accepted as equal to Sinhala Buddhist. This segregation will become severe only after Muslims are also done like the Tamils. So the short cut Muslims authors are proposing as studying Sinhala and becoming Sinhalese is no solution for them too. There won’t be any freedom for Muslims from religious persecution until they are not willing to seek a political solution. They have to become farseeing. I am proud to be Tamil on this matter, because Tamils sported this as early as 1915 and by 1918 they got the proof of it and they started to look for political solution by 1931. That is all what my main advice for the short cut seeking Muslim authors and leaders.
    But two more for this particular author:
    1. Wearing Abaya is as much as public nuance as shorts wearing girls, but though it is a feeling only on the belief of particular individual. In the West both are accepted, yet no one condemned to hell but enjoying a heavenly peaceful life on this earth than those who hating these kind of dresses.

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    All knows that short wearing Hindu Buddhist girls are not doing that under the insistence of BBS or Kovil Iyar. In contrast to that, though they too are still frowned at it by the conservatives in their communities, it is by their own choice they wear it. But on wearing Abaya, Muslim authors should not attempt to cheat that the women have the freedom to choose, while this openly and violently enforced on them. When the misogynic Muslim authors think they are smart in concocting stories against women that they are insisting on wearing Abaya, but Sinhala racist are morons on inventing the underwear contraceptive against Muslims, then this war not going to stop anywhere. The Muslims authors first should take off the Abaya mask from their face and show their real face so the Sinhala men will let their women to wear the underwear sold by Muslims.
    2. Muslims political leaders are not the choice of Sinhalese or Tamil. The author should not attempt to camouflage that as it is the Government’s imposition on Muslims against their will. All Muslims leader, like other two communities, are selected by the Muslim Mass. It is Muslim writers should take responsibility of wrong selection of the Mass by keeping them coaching to be only Hat and Abaya wearing Modaya. If the Muslims authors are willing the crook leaders could be skinned in front of the Mass, then Mass will reject the crooks. Two years ago, when a girl had a friendship with a boy, Mosque dragged her inside and whipped her. Never a justice was served for that girl. But Media after media raised suspicion that Hakeem was used to have friendship with a Sinhala Woman, never the Muslim writhers set up a Quasi Court to investigate it, unlike in the Chilow woman case. Muslim authors should fix their hypocrisy as they are out there for all Muslims’ justice.

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    F..k muttu..
    You check your head with a good doctor .your hatred is clear in your writing .
    First get rid of your cast and come to talk about others .
    You have ungley caste system
    That is enough for thousands for fight among you.
    You may be one of low cast that is why you talk lik this

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    Interesting Stats.
    2014. 2017 & 2018..What happened before that to the landing of Mr Pirahaparan from Hindia.
    Where were these Buddhists Monks and the mis guided Buddhist Youth?.
    Mr Pirahaparan’s friend from Norway, Mr Solheim even gave scholarships to BBS to train them in Leadership and Modern Management.
    UNP Minister of Buddha Sasasa, one Mr Jayawickrema is now banning Vesak Pandals and Dansalas which have been the Birthday Bash for Lord Buddha since Adam was a baby.
    And Mohamed wasn’t even born.
    Will this ban help to turn these bad Monks to Malwatta Monks ?.
    Compare Digana with Ghouta in Syria.
    No Sinhala Buddhists or their Monks there.
    It took over 2000 years for the Sinhala Buddhists to become the majority.
    Muslims can do it in over 100 years according to the writer here.
    Do these Monks and their misguided youth know about this particular computation.?.

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    Farook ,
    /
    Digana – Jihadi Alhaj Muslims started the riot by killing innocent Sinhalese. 1915 Gampola- Muslims started the riot by throwing stones at the ‘dewala perehera’. Aluthgama -Muslims started the riot by assaulting a monk , Ginthota-Muslims started the riot, Ampara- Muslims started the riot by selling food that was unsuitable for human consumption (Muslims assault Public Health Inspectors, Muslim eateries are no go zone for PHIs), Muslims retailers damaged their stores for insurance scams and frame BBS (two birds in one stone), and those Muslim retailers are into all sort of illegal, criminal and unethical business activities, that’s why those Muslims are unable to go any where near a court of law. Now, the Muslims’ claim of their businesses and mosques had been attacked is found to be a big lie. Muslims have no CCTV footage to prove any of those said attacks, and they beg the police to not proceed with the investigations.
    /
    So Ameer you worry about environmental problem- blame Baduwadeen, the swine is eating up Wilpattuwa forest, the trees that had been cut down were more then 300/400 years old,and worth billions of Rupees.
    /
    Kuragala, Dewanagla, 10000 acre Muhudumaha viharaya, 15000 acre Digawapiya are yet to be saved from Muslim invaders.

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      John, you are having a English name so you are a Tamil or Sinhala catholic or burger but whoever you are don’t shit here. All riots started by Sinhala people, there are enough video and media proofs to show that although you donkey did not see that or changing it other way about.All criminal, illegal and unethical business activities are carried out mainly by your people. If you take statistic from police and other department 90% of criminals are your people. Badurdeen settled only displaced people and for the last 30 years wild trees were grown in the places but it does not belongs to Wilpattu or encroached on wilpattu land. On the other hand see hundreds of acres of Singharaja forest encroached by your people with connivance of politicians. You prove if Kuragala, Dewanagla, 10000 acre Muhudumaha viharaya, 15000 acre Digawapiya are invaded by Muslim. IDIOT.

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    FAROOK’s “the cat out of the bag” DANGEROUS comment as follows:

    ———-“it is important to focus on the unfounded and unprovable advocacy by the lead Sinhala Buddhist political figures and some other Buddhist personalities that Sri Lanka belongs to the Sinhala Buddhists. There is no truth in this statement. Of course the Sinhala Buddhists are the majority in Sri Lanka. This notion is advocated essentially for the purpose of gaining political advantage from the Sinhala Buddhists vote base and nothing else – and also may be based on chauvinism in the minds of such Buddhists. This notion must be countered and abandoned to seek a way forward approach to the multi-ethno-racial pluralistic Sri Lanka that is what we are today and had come through ages in order that Sri Lanka would march forward as a nation in all aspects internally and globally through genuine and committed cooperation of all her communities with the motto that Sri Lanka belongs to all its citizens…]”———-
    /
    Farook, YOU MUST KNOW THAT SRI LANKA IS A SINHALA_BUDDHIST COUNTRY. Sinhala-Buddhists have built and protested Sri Lanka by sacrificing their sweat and blood. So don’t think for a second that Sinhla-Buddhists are going to hand over their mother land to some Marakkala Muslims scoundrels who have come to Sri Lanka in order to live off Sinhalese (surprisingly there are few decent Muslims who are willing to integrate fully with Sinhalese without any conditions or demands) .
    /
    The truth about Muslim women’s clothes is that Muslim women don’t like wearing head scarfs, Shalwars, Abaayas (full body cloaks) and the face-cover (Niqaab), Muslim girls speak their heart out to their Sinhala friends when no Muslim is around. According to Muslim women, Muslim men are remorseless, they deny Muslim women enjoying their lives, that’s why most Muslim women are suffering from psychological issues.

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      The truth about Muslim women’s clothes is that Muslim women don’t like wearing head scarfs, Shalwars, Abaayas (full body cloaks) and the face-cover (Niqaab), Muslim girls speak their heart out to their Sinhala friends when no Muslim is around. According to Muslim women, Muslim men are remorseless,……

      Some Muslim male members are very aggressive in having other communities forced into this. In Trico, in a Hindu girls school, the woman principal was attempted order by the husbands of the Muslim Teaches’ that their wives wants to wear Abaya so the Principal has to let them in as these male members want.

      This appears to be organized by Muslim Male members of the Muslim female teachers’ homes, during the vacation, when the school remained closed during vacation. Muslim females don’t travel to each other’s homes to have meeting without male members accompanying them.

      I don’t favor these fanatics. I just believe moderate clothes by teachers is enough and secularism has to be observed in schools.

      But the attempt of Hindu school female principal being disciplined by Muslim teachers’ male husbands cannot be accepted. This kind of Male Dominance culture has to be sent back to where it came from. It is not just simply Muslim teachers Husbands interfering into the school administration, they are forcing their extremist culture to a moderate Principal and the Muslim author like this is justifying that they are only practicing their religion.

      Now the police have to order this male member should be anywhere 300 feet of the school or the Principal’s home. It is not in this school, education department has to investigate in others schools if female teachers are being remote controlled by the male members from home, against the regulations set by the Scholl, district and the education department. .

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        Mallaiyuran, Muslim women are not forced by their males to wear Hijab or niqab but they are doing it on their own wish. Then there are Muslims who does not wear Hijab. Then their males are forcing them not to wear. If Muslim women wear short they will get the thrashing from male because vulgar choice is not allowed in Islam. Before writing you should have carried out a survey and given the facts here. Do Muslims poke their mouth in your religious affairs and code of dress. Saree can be worn without showing any parts including head, some Muslim women wear like that. Look at Tamil and Sinhalese women wearing saree showing their hips and shape, short blouses showing 1/3 rd of bobs. Are we saying anything about it, no. Some Hindus after a bath stand naked and his wife take some holy ash from a tray and put marks on his penis and worship it with both hand. I asked about this from a Hindu friend Ramesh. He said yes, some Hindus do this especially Lingam worshipper. Shivaratri the wedding of Shiva and Parvati was a vulgar orgy those days which Moghul and later British banned it. This is the reason you and the like hate decent dress is. That is why your people’s young girls wear short showing their thighs. You can see worst vulgar dresses in Western countries but Muslims there or here not bothered about it because it is their choice. The best part is their Nuns fully cover like Muslims. Here like Nuns Bikkuni too fully cover their body. I don’t know how Hindu priestess wear but I know about Temple prostitutes which gave birth to Bharata Natyam. Don’t look up and spit.

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      John, what Sinhala Buddhist country and who built it? Dutugemunu or Rajasinghe? You idiot it was built by British from railroad, roads, bridges, plantations, medicines to administration. You donkeys do not have the brains like Singaporean to take forward the country instead of destroying it. Determined politician who have love for this country trying their best to take it forward in spite of yellow robed obstacles. I hope they will succeed by kicking out modaya. You think a Muslim women will talk about their religion or dress code with Sinhalese. They are not modayas like you.

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    Situation is becoming unpleasant in Trincomalee between Tamils and Muslims after a Hindu school principal was threatened by husband of a Muslim teacher. It all started over her dress and Facebook users in Tamil mostly Muslims are making this matter worse. Can anyone control these Facebook users before it goes out of hand, please. Hope Muslim leaders will act fast.

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      Do not worry. Sinhalese will take care of these arrogant Islamic thugs. Police should arrest the husband of the teacher immediately for the crime of threatening of harm. It is time that Muslims are told in no uncertain terms where to get off. When Sinhalese do not want this type of goni billa dress by Muslim women why is the government waiting to take action to ban it. Look sharp, this applies to Thadi walahs too.

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      Sadu samiyar
      The worst mentality of eastern Induthamils is taking them to expose as golayas of siva sena and rss terror group in India now called RAPISTAN. Today the same Principal told no body threatened but the a media published fabricated story. You know this? dont VOMIT what racist Induthamilan tells.. If Muslims start to protest against Filthy and immoral dress of Indu Thamilachchi teachers and Bauddachchi then it will start to stink..
      The saree worn by thamilachchi are seen as very glamorous and induce lust so students are tend to even rape girls or go to some other places to get Ecstasy. . But they talk about Indu culture.. These SUTHIRAYAS – very low caste Indu thamilan , like RSS-Austroloid, are not understand what happened to them untill 2009. So pathetic. They have some Budu Terror groups support , like , RSS , JOHN – golayas of Galagodaya . Sri Lanka will never ever get prosperous until these Indu and Budda Racists are made as civilised Humans or destroyed …

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    I know Muslims are being attacked in the Middle east, Africa, England and Europe. Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia. and now in buddhist Sri lanka when it comes to these problems Inother times, this Multi everything Sri lanka attack muslims. Why pakisthanis kill muslims. Who is killing everybody in syria. Is it ORthodox Catholics ?

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      Jim softy the donkey who is killing Muslims in Syria? Don’t you know they are Roman Catholics, Orthodox Russia and UK and France although taking small part in it. Pakistanis kills Muslims so Sri Lankan Buddhist don’t kill other SL Buddhist? Are you blind and deaf and do not know anything?

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    I am quite surprised why “Colombo Telegraph” allows comments like that of “Ceylonee” to be posted here. Social media has a responsibility to prevent racial, religious and other intolerance, not promote them by publishing such rude dirty vitriol.

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      Carlo I am a hundred percent with you. I believe there are sufficient persons in this forum, having the necessary intellectual capacity to discuss with social responsibility. We have to accept that there are charlatans and racialists (and the eccentric statistician) in this forum. CT has also a responsibility to exercise censorship in terms of its conditions to weed out irrelevant mail using gutter language, inciting racial hatred. I believe we can sort out a lot of misunderstanding about differences in faith, religion, traditional practices etc at a higher level, by intelligent and meaningful discussion. We must remember that there is always another side to a story, so let us listen, discuss and broaden our outlook

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    While Mr. Farook has delved extensively into the conflicts between Buddhists and Muslims one important point he has missed or refrained from writing is the growing number of mosques being built in close proximity to Temples and other religious institutions and on ancient Buddhist sites.
    It has been observed that the percentage increase in Mosques in Sri Lanka is far greater than the increase in the Muslim population.

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      lion1
      This talk of growing number of mosques is gibberish and a figment of your imagination. It also manifests a filthy racist attitude. It is certainly not easy to get permission to build mosques to peoples whims and fancies. Anyway if it promotes something good why be against it. The sorry fact is that Temples are becoming desolate due to the absence of the adherents. So jealousy reigns contrary to the teachings of the Blessed one.

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      Lion1
      please publish official documents to prove your credibility. You jolly well know that it is almost impossible to get building permission to build new mosques. Of course mosques are being renovated to cater to the ever increasing numbers that populate these mosques. Why don’t you channel your concerns to the increasing numbers of Bars and Taverns that are popping up in this Sinhala Buddhist country?

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        jamal ,

        Calm down ! ” Lion 1 .” Name says everything before his mouth . So ,
        why waste your time ? In addition , haven’t you heard this hundreds
        of times over and over again and again without any shame ?

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    Some of the Facebook comments by Muslims re abaaya dress dispute at Trincomalee school is found in JVP Tamil news website. One person implies that Vithya’s murder ( at Pungudutivu ) was due to her school uniform dress ( and would have prevented if she was wearing head to foot cover. )

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      I see that. It is Education Department has to issue a statement to stay out any Muslim Teachers Husbands administering any schools, nationwide. If the statement is not followed then they have to call the police to bring the Law and Order.

      This is the Ministry brought Standardization against Tamils. It has to function properly.

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    Fault is in Muslims because they’re primitive

    Just check
    Buddha preached – love & kindness for all beings

    Jesus Christ & Hindu gods preached – love & kindness for everybody

    But Prophet Mohamad preached – love & kindness to Muslims only; the believers.

    Isn’t that tribalism?

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      Real R evolutionist ,

      ” Hindu Gods preached Love and Kindness .” Go to Wikipedia where
      Karthikeya is described as ‘ the God of war and victory ‘ with a picture
      of him having an arrow in his hand ! I think Trump + Marcon + May of
      Jesus Christ recently launched some hundreds of these arrows to
      Asad of Syria out of CLEAN LOVE ! PUTIN must be laughing from wind
      pipe !!!!!!!

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    Real (fake) Siva,

    We have documentary evidence with us to rebut your claim that we’re “Tamils”. How many births certificates you would like to go through to see our ethnic identity in clear word ” SONAKAR” in Tamil, “YONAKA” in Sinhalese and “Moors” in English. Can I say to you “SHUT UP or PUT UP.

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      Yes and I am called Brahmin in English and Piramanan in Tamil , this only refers to my community or caste and not to my ethnicity. Similarly Muslim Tamils in the island were called Thullukan, Chonakan or Moor . In Burma Tamil Muslims were called Cholias and in Malaysia Mammak ( from the Tamil word Mamma) . These are all terms just denoting to your community and not to your ethnicity. Understood pathetic creature. You are Tamils by ethnicity The British from the late 1800s at the insistence of the southern Muslim elite, who wanted a power base for themselves, deliberately started to divide the Muslim Tamils from the non Muslim Tamils and started to classify them as ” Moor” the incorrect name given by the Portuguese to all of South Asia’s Muslims. not just you low caste Dravidian converted from Tamil Nadu /Kerala. The South Asian Muslims including the Tamil Muslims of India discarded this term . Moor, as the Portuguese used it as a form of derogation, as they hated the Moors and Muslims. Only you pathetic Sri Lankan Muslims jumped on this incorrect term to hide your actual largely low caste Hindu Tamil converted origin and to claim an Arab/Moor origin. DNA definitely proves that there is hardly any Arab or Moor in your genes but South Indian. So you Shut up low caste convert. Even if the Arab kicks you , you low caste converts will still go and worship their derriere. Even the Arabs have clearly stated you are no Arab or Moor but South Asian converts to Islam. a Muslim was considered an outsider by the Hindu Tamils , this is why you were called Chonakar by them, derived from the Sanskrit word Yavana for Greek , The ancient Tamils traded a lot with the outsider Greek . So they called you Choni derogatively . Just like the Portuguese called you Moor derogatively. Now go and claim Greek ancestry , converted low caste.

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        Brahman means Rapist girls even 5 , 8 years inside Indutemple infront so caled Braman statue… They are called PAAPPAN in India and woman are called PAAPPAATHI.. They are curse to the human race in India.. Most of the so called brahmins and others oppressed by these barbarian brahmins , accepted islam when Mugal ruled . but some like RSS still having filthy faith slavering other Indus and Thamils. They are making other Indu people to give them money forcefully in kovil and temples.. Paappaan RSSS no any good behavior other than dividing own people into caste…

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        RSSS Australoid crow I have many times pointed out to you about the names you are mentioning above. Thurrukkiyar (Turkish horse traders ) became thulukkar and some low class Tamil parayas called thulukkan out of jealously. Shonakar which is still in use refers to Moors. So you crow tell me why they or others did not call themselves Tamils if they were Tamils? In Burma also same. Muslims there too like in Sri Lanka descendants of Arab, persian, Afghan, Bengal etc. and known in Burmese as Rakhine, Shan, Pathi, Panthay (Chinese Muslim) and not Choli. Very recently Tamil speaking South Indian Moors migrated to Burma as traders and they were monopolizing the trade until they were chased out from Burma by racist(jealous) recently. Muslim of Spain and Portugal known as Moro and Mauru in Spanish became Moors which was applied to ethnic characteristics of any groups, ancient or modern. This is not a derogatory term you crow. Then the Dravidian coined by a British too should be derogatory. India was not colonized by Spanish or Portuguese except for a short period in Goa and by French in Pondicherry so may be that term Moor was not used. Philippine Muslims were known as Moors or Moros. So crow remember it was we Moors who civilized you tree climbing lot. However much you caw because of your inferiority complex nothing going to change. We are proud to call ourselves Ceylon Moors and not your low caste and class Australoid Tamil Crow. So you shut up Australoid crow. In this forum what we should argue should be on the subject matter of article not race but you crow clique always write irrelevant things here. Don’t bring shame to good Tamils too.

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    Real(fake) Siva,
    Why any Tamils or Sinheleses’ bi99rth certificates do not reveal their cast or community name, but “Muslims” as you claim? Calling “பிராமினர்”(Bhramin) denotes to a high cast Tamil and “பள்ளர்”is a low caste Tamil. Tell me your caste order.
    We “சோனகர்”(Sonakar) Moors, if you like, are a mixed race/ethnic group with many roots, including Tamil, Sinhalese, Yemeni Arab, Kerala Tamil, Malaysia, Gujarati, Punjabi. Therefore leave us alone to identify ourselves they way we want and not what you want. Before you take lecture to us why don’t you try to wipe out your caste system. Don’t you realize fake Siva it is taboo to make people high and low due to their natural birth which is no differece to anyone else’ birth.

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      We are all mixed up . There is no pure race anywhere in the world. However one element predominates in all this mix up and this is the element that you are identified with.. Chonakar/Thullukan/ Cholia/Mamak/ Sri Lankan Moor (Ethnic Tamil Muslims) are also mixed up like the rest. Tamil, Sinhalese Arab , Kerala Tamil, Malay , Gujarathi, Punjabi, Pathan and even some White European. No one denies this. However in all this mixture the dominant mix or genepool is Dravidian Tamil. 95% . The rest is mainly Arab and all the rest is not worth talking about. Even DNA also proves what I stated. There is no genetic difference between the Sri Lankan Muslims and the island’s Sinhalese and Tamils . They are all closely related to the South Indian population and this includes the South Indian Muslims . The Arab contribution to the Sri Lankan Muslim genepool is below average. When challenged the Moors Islamic council could only prove a distant male Arab/ Western Asian/North Indian or other non Tamil ancestors for only a hundred or two families. These people would not even amount to 20000 out of a population of 2 million and that also distant. However you brainwashed Arab worshipping, largely low caste converted Tamil Dravidian immigrants from Kerala Tamil Nadu . Conveniently ignore your 95% or more Dravidian Tamil heritage and origin and only keep on harping on the miniscule 4% or less Arab origin and other origins , thinking it will be more politically and economically advantageous. Until you pathetic creatures decided adopt Saudi Wahhabism and give up your 1000 year old rich Sufi based tolerant Tamil Islam and culture, to become like some funny carbon caricatures of the Gulf Arabs, everything about you people reeked or your Tamil origin and culture, from your original homeland in South India. Caste is also practised by South Asian Muslims and the Arabs in the form of tribes.

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      cond: The British adopted this divide and rule policy and later the Sinhalese who took over the reigns from 1948 . The island’s Muslims until around 1888 , were considered part and parcel of the Tamils and a religious subsect amongst them. When the southern Muslim elite selfishly wanted a political and economic power base for themselves, they latched on to the incorrect name the Portuguese gave to all South Asian Muslims not just the Sri Lankan Muslims. “Moor” and stated they were of Moorish/Arab descent and not Tamils , therefore need separate representation. The British jumped onto this, as this suited their divide and rule policy and created separate representation for them, however they really never took their Arab origin seriously and still treated them as part of the Tamils. Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan fought against this incorrect classification and not against representation to be given to the Muslims. He wanted this correctly given as part of the Tamil representation and not as a separate ethnic group, as he correctly pointed out with evidence that the so called Sri Lankan Moors are really not of Moorish or Arab descent but Tamil Hindu converts to Islam. and there is very little Arab in them. Now what he stated is proved to be true by more historical and DNA evidence. However the Muslim leadership and later the Sri Lankan establishment deliberately and aggressively maligned him. It was the selfish power hungry southern Muslim elite who deliberately created this artificial division and are still are doing so. They have deliberately brain washed the island’s Tamil Muslim masses who do not have any Arab at all , to hate their 1000 year old rich Sufi Islamic Tamil origin and heritage. To further deliberately wean then away from they are now busy introducing Wahhabism and Arabising them. The Sinhalese establishment and even the Indians and others encouraged this.

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        Contd ; in order to distance the Island’s Muslims further and further away from their Tamil origin heritage and culture and further weaken the Tamils and the Tamil national struggle for justice. especially in the Tamil East. Muslim Ministers like Baduideen Mohammed under the Srimavo regime in the 1970s and then Mohammed , whose family ironically originated from Tamil Nadu, during the JR regime in the 802 and 90. They deliberately organised rifts and riots between the Tamils and Tamil Muslims in the east. The marginalisation of the Tamils in the east started with Badudeen Mohammed and continued. In 1985 at the instruction of anti Tamil JR Mohammed sent Muslim thugs and criminals from Colombo to Kalmunai in the east to start riots between the Tamils and Tamil Muslims. During the LTTE era both the Sri Lankan government and the Indian RAW deliberately encouraged Muslim fundamentalism, Islamic fanaticism and a separate Muslim identity away from the Hindu Tamils in the east and the formation of Islamic parties in the east to weaken the Tamil struggle there. This was the beginning of the Islamic fundamentalism in the entire country, especially in the east in areas like Kalmunai and Kattankudi. Now it has spread like wild fire throughout the country. Employment in the Gulf and only accelerated this when Muslim men returned from there. All Muslims are not Arabs and all Arabs are not Muslims. Lots of Arabs are Christian and Druse and most Muslims are found in South Asia and Indonesia and not in western Asia. What is this obsession with Arabs and badly wanting to be part of them, by these Dravidian converted South Indian immigrant Muslims in Sri Lanka? Other Muslims like the Turks, Iranians, Bengali, Malay, Indonesian ,African, Indian Muslims are not obsessed with this.They are proud Muslims but also proud of their own history culture and ethnicity. Their own parent population. the Tamil Muslims of Tamil Nadu do not share this obsession. They are proud to be Tamil and Muslim and their ancient 1000 year old rich Tamil Islamic Sufi tradition

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          RSSS Australoid crow I had written above, read it and not caw here anymore. As you Australoid crows proud of your race we too are proud of our ethnicity Moors and nobody can change that. Your crow Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan couldn’t do it so how can you. Because of your inferiority complex you are obsessed with our ethnicity. Our feature have close similarities to Sinhalese than you Tamils. Are you blind you fool. haven’t you gone to your villages here and in India. How can Turks, Iranians, Bengali, Malay, Indonesian ,African Muslims can be obsessed with the term Moor when they are not Moors. India have many types of Muslim ethnic groups. 95% Arabs are Muslims and only about 5% belongs to orthodox Christianity. Druze are a type of Muslims like Shia. Tamil Nadu does not share means who cares about it. But first you go to places like Nagoor and ask a Muslim how they became a Muslim.

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        You RSSS crow tell me what do you meant by saying, 1000 years old rich Sufi Islamic Tamil origin. Do you know what is Sufism and those who follows it. Sufism is Islamic mysticism. Some of the Sunni Muslims follow these saying it will bring you closer to god. Usually Muslims who are interested in this after prayer perform dikr under a leader called Mawla. It is simply a ritual. This originated in Arabia spread to other countries. Jalal Uddin Rumi was a famous Sufi. What has this got to do with Tamils. Some mixed Muslimof Tamil Nadu would have followed it but nothing to do with Tamils or Hindu. There are followers of Sufism in Sri Lanka too but they are mainly Sunnis. I think it is an unnecessary thing some Muslims follow. Before you write know the proper history.

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