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Reforming Islam & The New World Order

By Ameer Ali

Dr. Ameer Ali

Ever since the current wave Militant Islamism led by Al-Qaeda burst out of Saudi Arabia, the birth place of Wahhabism, captured an international foothold and destabilised many a household and nation the call to reform Islam has become louder and louder. Although one can understand the emotional anxiety of the callers in the context of the horrific acts of violence and terror unleashed by Muslim extremists their emotions only demonstrate on the one hand the enormity of ignorance that prevails amongst the callers about this living faith, which is by any count is the way of life of nearly one-fifth of humanity, and on the other their refusal to see the crucial link between Islamist militancy and the so called New World Order with its neo-liberal economic paradigm.

To start with, the reform seekers seem to assume that there is a monolithic entity called Islam that needs to be refined and reformed by someone like the Pope or by a governing body like the Vatican in Catholic Christianity. On the contrary, there is neither a universally recognized grand mufti nor an internationally empowered Muslim religious institution that can initiate and implement binding reforms in the world of Islam which now stretches from the Canada in the west to China in the east and from Scandinavia in the north to New Zealand in the south. This demographically vast and geographically dispersed faith community although united theoretically in the fundamental beliefs of Islam yet differs significantly in the translation of those beliefs in practice.

In reality, living Islam is a smorgasbord of beliefs and practices, customs and traditions, and, rulings and debates that are so multifarious and sometime even contradictory that it is almost impossible to condense them into a single entity. The name Islam itself was a convenient moniker invented by the Orientalists in the 18th and 19th centuries who essentialised the theological, juridical, philosophical and cultural heterogeneity that pervaded the Muslim world since the 7th century in order for that invented entity to be compared and contrasted with Christianity and Christian civilization of the inventors with a deliberate intention of denigrating the faith of the Muslims. 

Within the spiritual amalgam of Muslims are the Islams of the mystics or Sufis, of the theologians of different schools within the Sunni and Shia sects, of the philosophers and rationalists, and above all of the syncretic faith of the Muslim masses, just to name a few.  All these islams derive their existential rationale from the way each of them interpret the original sources of the faith mainly the Quran and the actions and sayings of the Prophet, the Hadith.  Even within a particular variety of Islam some believers view these sources as contextually constrained and therefore their contents are subject to debates and discursiveness, while others believe that they are context-free and time-free and therefore should be accepted on face value. The militant Islamists belong to the latter category and herein lies the crux of the problem regarding reformation in Islam. Which Islam does one want to reform?

In a free and competitive market for goods and services the ones that are of superior quality would naturally fetch a high price and would be demanded intensely while the inferior ones would lose demand and disappear from the market eventually. Some goods and services may come and go with season and fashion. This economic truism is also applicable to the market for ideas and ideologies.

Militant Islamism driven by its narrow interpretation of the foundational religious texts is a recent and minority ideology that has captivated the attention of certain sections of world Muslims. However, what sustains that ideology as a threatening force to world peace and stability is not its theological content per se but the political and economic environment that surrounds it. This environment is the so called NWO.

The inequities and injustices embedded in NWO, especially in the Muslim Middle East, is closely linked to the rise of Islamist militancy. It is a pity that those who are demanding reforms in Islam do not seem to comprehend this umbilical cord between Islamist militancy and NWO.

None of the post-colonial Muslim Middle East regimes embraced the Islamist ideology when they became independent. Only Saudi Arabia which was not colonized declared Islam as its constitution with its ultraconservative Wahhabi teachings. Even in the pre-colonial Ottoman Empire which governed the territories of the post-colonial nations Islamism was not the ruling ideology. Islam and Islamism became a rallying cry only when the Ottomans faced an existential threat from the emerging Western nations, especially from Britain and France.

When the territories of the Ottoman Empire were carved out between the two powers and, consequently, a set of artificially created Muslim countries were brought under their colonial regimes neither Islam as a religion nor Islamism as an ideology was allowed to prosper and threaten the political and economic status quo of European imperialism.  Even though Islamism became a liberation theology for Muslim activists during the struggle for independence, once that independence was achieved, it was nationalism, secularism and socialism and not Islamism that became the driving forces that shaped the political and economic agenda of many of the post-colonial Middle East regimes. This agenda was carefully sustained even under the external pressure from the two super powers, the U.S. and the former U.S.S.R., during the Cold War. Once the Cold War ended and a unipolar world emerged under the U.S. hegemon. It is the political, economic and strategic machinations of this NWO, which continue to destabilise, dislocate and even destroy the polity of many Muslim nations.                 

In the name of free markets and democracy the U.S and its NATO allies destroyed two secular states, Saddam’s Iraq and Ghaddafi’s Libya and are now destroying the third, Assad’s Syria. Iraq and Syria under Baathists and Libya under Ghaddafi suppressed sectarian and ethnic divisions in the interest of nationalism, resolved to keep foreign domination at bay and adopted a dirigistic economic strategy to harness their national resources and utilised them solely to the benefit of their citizenry. The fact that these three countries made significant achievements along this line is vouched by independent estimates and empirical research.

To the American empire however, these nations posed a threat. They were preventing the global reach of American investors, bankers and U.S. multinationals. Hence, the political imperative for the hegemon to resort to regime change. The demand for regime change has now been extended to cover even Iran which is not a secular democracy but still a theocracy with a strong nationalist agenda. It is an irony that in this demand for regime change the most conservative and tyrannical Muslim regimes in the Middle East, which themselves lack popular legitimacy but nurture and promote strong Islamist tendencies have become the willing partners.

Militant Islamism with a commitment to unrestricted violence is a minority ideology born from the womb of Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabism, an ultraorthodox brand of Islam. At the same time, it is also a response to the blatant injustices and iniquities embedded in the NWO.   

No doubt this particular ideology, which has given birth to a number of representative agencies from Al-Qaeda to Daesh, because of its convoluted and irrational interpretation of the primary texts of Islamic faith has generated an equally irrational anti-Muslim bigotry that has put every Muslim outside the militants’ camp under siege.  What needs to be reformed or relegated to the theological periphery therefore is this militant upstart and its Wahhabi-Salafist mother. It is disappointing that the pulpits are not doing enough collectively to confront this challenge. The reasons for their reluctance are also not far to seek. The lure of Saudi money and the fear of militants’ reprisal are the most obvious of the reasons. There are other reasons too.

Apart from the advocacy of jihad in defence of Islam there are other aspects in the militants’ ideological repertoire such as the inferior status of women and other religious minorities under Muslim rule and the implementation of the sharia law that are in consonance with the axioms of traditional orthodoxy. Even if some progressive minded imams and religious leaders undertake the challenge to reform militant Islam how can one possibly expect them to have significant impact when the NWO continues to behave as it does regardless?   

*Dr. Ameer Ali, School of Business and Management, Murdoch University

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    In moving towards a new world order the civilisational responsibility of non Muslims is to phase out Islam with least physical damage to the brain washed victims. This may take about two centuries as the non Muslims are handicapped by their own ethical constraints on harming others.

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      Dr. Ameer Ali,——————————————————————————
      RE: Reforming Islam & The New World Order ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-Thanks for the article where the Western Imperialism has morphed into the New World Order, led my the Grear Satan and the minor Satans.————————————————————————————————————————————-
      This, Reforming Islam project, is 1,200 years old, and the the Mu’tazilites, (battled the Self-Interest of Ualma ) believed that good and evil were not determined by revealed scripture or interpretation of scripture, but rational categories that could be “established through unaided reason; because knowledge was derived from reason, reason was the “final arbiter” in distinguishing right from wrong.The Mu’tazili school of Kalam posited that the injunctions of God are accessible to rational thought and inquiry, and that it is reason, not “sacred precedent”, that is an effective means of determining what is just, and obligatory in religion. ——————————————————-They failed and were sidelined and made irrelevant by the Ulama, and the Islamic Science and Philosophy suffered and came to a standstill. ———————————–The Satan, Devil Wahhabis have taken revelation, as interpreter by them, into new heights, fueled by petro-dollars, to cause Satan’s mayhem throughout the world, aided and abetted by the Great Satan and the minor Satans, the new World Order, or rather the Neo-imperialism. ——————————————————————–Reason is the “Soul “of Science, the Philosophers and Reformers.————————Revelation is the “Soul” of the Ulama, Wahhabires, Salafies , their clones and other Demagogues.—————————————————————————————
      During the one thousand long years of the Middle Ages, Western civilization was deeply entrenched in a state of mind that was hostile to rational thought. Islamic civilization after Al- Ghazali, was hostile for rational thought, since 1100 CE, with revelation being superior to reason, and still is, as per Ulama ans Wahhabi-Salafi Theology. ——–The West would not have emerged from that mentality ad it not been for a handful of European scholars who cleared a path that eventually led to the Renaissance. ( Ulama prevented that , for example burning the books of Averroes, Inb Rushd, who showed Al-Ghazali to be in error). ——–The remarkable progress of science began with the Copernican Revolution and marched through the 19th century, culminating with a great crescendo in the 20th century, the most incredible century i the history of science. The Muslims missed this out in the 1th century, and have not participated since.

      References:
      Wahhabism and the Devil Satan, Hadith of Najd.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadith_of_Najd

      Al Azhar Scholar: ‘Wahhabism/Salafism is a Satanic Faith, the Horns of Satan’

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZOA3Ho9AUk

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        Dr. Ameer Ali, Part 2. ————————————-

        RE: Reforming Islam & The New World Order—————————————————-

        Alternate views, by Sheikh Imran Hosein—————————————————–
        Explaining Methodology To Protestant Islam: Salafi Wahabi & Tabligh Jamaat- Sheikh Imran Hosein ——————————————————————————————————–Imran Nazar Hosein is a leading International Islamic Philosopher, Scholar and author, specialising in world politics, economy, eschatology , modern socio-economic/political issues and expert on international affairs. He is best- selling author of Jerusalem in the Qur’an. Imran Nazar Hosein was born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad in 1942 to parents whose ancestors had migrated from India as indentured labourers. He studied Islam, Philosophy and International Relations at several universities and institutions of higher learning. Among them are al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, the Institute of International Relations of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad, the University of Karachi in Pakistan, the Aleemiyah Institute of Islamic Studies in Karachi, Pakistan, and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. ——————————————————————————————————————-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovi8WgXqHkA

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      Dr. Ameer Ali,

      See what Lee Kuan Yew warns on Dangers of Christianity and Islam

      Published on Nov 1, 2016
      Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s dynamic PM discusses in details on the dangers of Christianity and Islam on the Eastern societies.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3lUD8ScQKk

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        Dr. Ameer ALI,
        There is only one Islam as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBOH), which is the
        Quran and the Sunnah, as Allah says in the Quran itself. Allah has made a promise
        that he will protect it till the end of time. There are many including you, who talk of
        Wahabism. Could you enlighten me as to what is WAHABISM??!
        Wahabism is a myth !!!

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          Ayman,
          Like the Jewish/Zionist theory
          – “keep repeating a lie until it becomes the truth” -;
          this Ameer Ali and a few others are just doing that with this “myth called Wahabism”. Hence he cannot answer your question.

          An Arab Sheikh in his weekly sermon once said that those who say Wahabism with a malicious intent are sinners & they should repent and seek forgiveness from Allah (SWT).

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        AMARASIRI ( copy paste commentator)
        You talk a lot about AL Ghazzali
        AL Ghazzali recanted before his death

        Al Ghazzaali just managed to escape. When he indulged in Divinity and scholastic discussion, he landed into chaos. Then, quickly realising the error, he abandoned the old path, renewed his faith in the traditions of the Prophet, and died with Saheeh Bukhaari on his breast. “
        To this day there many who follow him little realizing their,Shaikh died on the methodology
        Of the Prophet (PBOH).

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    A lot of the blame lies with Saudi Arabia. It has taken upon itself to spread their own rather primitive brand of the religion, influencing Muslims in other nations to become more radicalized, donating shiploads of the burka for poorer women to wear, and donating large sums of money to build Mosques in non Muslim nations, causing resentment against Muslims in those countries. They are also spearheading a proxy war against Iran, together with Israel, which is unbelievable, making Iran into the enemy, instead of accepting Iran as yet another Muslim nation. Christianity is a large umbrella, in which you will find many denominations, so why not a unified Islamic world with many denominations? Shiite, Sunni, and all others?
    As for reform, Islam needs a major overhaul, and it is unfortunate that there is no leader like the Pope, or a strong religious committee to make those changes, and update the rules, because as it stands, it prevents Muslims from co-existing peacefully with others in the nations they live in, and demanding their primitive laws be accepted by others. There are some secular Muslim nations that show co-existence with others is possible, but it takes a lot of tolerance, and acceptance, that other religions have rights in their nations too. Islam needs to be reformed, so that the present day Muslims can co-exist with the rest of the other religions, and laws that were applicable centuries ago, are not applicable in the present, making it hard for Muslims to exist in many parts of the world, and easier to be the target of Islamaphobia now prevailing in the world.

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      Islam got lot of influence from buddhism. Even the hugh rock in Mecca is not just from the sky. It is supposed to be kept there there. But, westerners or muslims can not believe those. Anyway, Religion is highly abused. If the Quran is interpreted properly, muslims are not allowed to behave the way they behave. When the quran is with the right people it is a peaceful religion. The major problem is there so many mullahs, clerics, marasas to interpret it. So, if the cleric is a violent one, he interpret it differently. Wahabism is completely saudi arabian culture. That will destroy Islam because, even though muslims defend, no where in the non-muslims like that religion. Wes is using that religion to create problems among muslims and to sell their weapons and, in the case of middle east, to control muslims

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        Jimsofty, for once you have got the horns of the Bull correctly, I mean the misinformation on the subject of Islam. The Abuse of the Islamic Religion turning it into a tool for disintegration of the World began in 1666 with the entry of SHABBATAI TZEVI into Islam posing off as Muslim to the outside world and secretly implementing and scheming the TALMUDIC/KABBALA doctrines and evil plans by holding positions (in the OTTOMAN EMPIRE) which was denied to them by the Muslim rule. They are called the DONMEHs. These DONMES are the ones committed horrendous crimes posing off as Muslims and creating total havoc even inside the EMPIRE finally were able to take it down and be destroyed. The Ottoman Empire was then carved out into small entities which is still being manipulated and taken down one by one in their SECRET PLAN of destroying ISLAM once and for all. The following link provides vital info about how the Jews manipulated the events to disfavour Islam…… : ISLAMIC RADICALS ADMIT TO MASONIC ORIGINS. BUT… (http://www.conspiracyschool.com/blog/islamic-radicals-admit-masonic-origins)

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          The Donmes are the ones who are behind almost all the violent /Western labelled “Islamic” groups including the famous Al Qaeda/ISIS etc.. All of them come under control of the Washington/London/Tel Aviv …..the Axis of Evil. The British Secret Agencies created many of the sects in Islam through their Proxy Donmeh secret Jewish and openly Muslim agents and activists.

          To know more in details and with facts and figures….. one should and must read them before TAKING their muck head into dipping in CIA/Mossad inspired Anti-Islamic propaganda…..

          [Edited out]

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            CT:
            I feel Its unfair to remove the links I provided for this comment that may explain well about the Donmes (THE HIDDEN JEWS) and their secret operation carried out throughout the history of mankind destroying nations and causing millions of death of innocent human beings.

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      Yo Shantha, What crap are you writing. You trying to spit looking up and be safe not to get spat on your bloody stinky face. Let me take you one by one from your stupid points made above. NO.1 YOU SAID :”A lot of the blame lies with Saudi Arabia”. ANSWER: If you find SAUDI ARABIA is the one to be blamed………then ask another bloody question to your ownself as……. Then why you have to blame the entirety of the Muslims of the world for one bloody country’s actions (as you feel SAUDI is wrong).
      Then, ask yourself the NEXT question : If SAUDI is the one (According to you) spreading their OWN PRIMITIVE brand of religion, RADICALIZING, donating burka, GIVING money for MOSQUES to be built in NON MUSLIM nations, spreading PTOXY WAR against IRAN together with ISRAEL…… Then WHY US/UK/EU/AUSTRALIA/INDIA/SRI LANKA etc.,etc….ARE HAVING A PUKKA GOOD Relationship with this BLOODY SAUDI?????? DO YOU SEE ANY LOGIC IN IT…… ????? Your muck head cannot figure out WHY????? RIGHT???? DID you see lately how OBAMA, TRUMP and all those JEWS who are running the US going to SAUDI and hugging the KING and LAUGHING, SMILING, ACCEPTING GIFTS (Gold Neckalces)….. Pledging SUPPORT TO EACH OTHER…… Having established THE BIGGEST US MILITARY BASES………. This is not a country of THREAT looks like…..hey???? What do you think……… Imagine if all the ARAB countries decided to send all the SINHALESE home for their ungratefulness for having making money for the last 40 years, helping the economy of SL,…..???? Sirisena will run without his amudey inside his sarong to seek forgiveness for the sins made through his PROXY GARBAGE called BBS (The BUDDHIST BULL SHIT)…… TO BE CONTINUED……

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      Yo SHantha, My replies….NO:2 You said Christianity is a large umbrella and why Islamic world cannot form a one big umbrella in unity…….. Answer: Christianity is dead and gone long long time back when the Jewish infiltrator by the name PAUL entered into it and embraced Christianity (Fakely) to kill the message of JESUS and to destroy it from within. Its dead.
      What you have now is a form of Christianity and Catholicism and all other denominations under it, brought under the control of the JEWISH PUPPET MASTERS. They corrupted the true message of Jesus and brought in Trinity, Man becoming GOD concepts and the biggest hoax they brought in was the JEWS being accepted as the F….ng Chosen People……this led to bloodbath in the humanity in later years.
      To know it even more clearly please watch (do not miss this…do not be afraid to watch) SABBATEAN INFILTRATION OF ISLAM AND CATHOLICISM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxbF3yWuJA4)

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    I have heard Muslims worship Buddha and other Hindu gods as Allah and it is the Quran that makes the different behavioural systems. What Sri lanka has is Desert culture of Saudi arabia. Go to Google images and see how Women are treated in Saudi arabia. IT is simply thrash if they go shopping on their own.Even you people bashing by BBS was a set up, at least in case of Kurunegala, by a well known muslims politicians.

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      Jimsofty, Muslims had not given an image to Allah (god). If god has a image then he is not god but images of idols or dead people, that is he belongs to this material world. So don’t talk rubbish like Muslim worship Buddha or Hindu gods. Why are are you worried about how Saudis treat their women. Over 300,000 women are working in Saudi and they are happily sending money to their families. If you are talking about abuse, may be lesser than 0.0001%. In Sri Lanka if you take percentage of maids abused, it will be more than 10% including the unreported. You yourself knows what a rotten organization the BBS are.

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    Reality is is it the primitive Arab culture and their interpretation of Islam that is spreading via Wahabi Saudis. Reality is Muhammed’s second bride was only 9 years old. This a touchy subject. Reality is Islam is highly intolerant in the 21st century. They are trying to impose their values in Western Secular Democracies whose faith is Christianity. It is their Christian values that are attractive to political refugees and economic refugees. You dont seem them fleeing to Saudi Arabia. Why? But when they come to our nations, they need to adapt to our ways. We like to eat Pork, drink Beer and eat Weiner Schintzel. You cannot stop us. You are free to worship your ways and practice your faith; you are NOT free to impose your values on us, or the Buddhist-Hindu majority in Ceylon either. It is the Buddhists and Hindus who have been tolerant for centuries now. You want to drive fear into people of Ceylon.

    You are absolutely correct Mr. Ali.

    Look at how they are killing Shias wholesale. These people want to force their Wahabi Sunni ideology on everyone. I am not sure what Tamil who are Muslim in Ceylon think they are Arab. So many foolish women wear black burqas not knowing why they are doing it except that their husbands who work in Saudi tell them to wear it. It is not fit for Ceylon or India. Saudis are backward savages with oil money. Their wealth is only from petroleum. Their knowledge base is zero. Arabs does not equal Islam anymore. Stop this crap from spreading. Arabs are the least tolerant in Saudi Arabia. Secular socialist Saddam and Assad allowed Christian practice. Now they are all wiped out by Jihadis. As a frequent visitor to Ceylon/Sri Lanka I see dangerous trends now fomented by Islamic Radical Wahabists.

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      Saudi Arabia was, I think, peaceful and were riding camals, eating goats and dates until the Christian europe found the internal combustion engine and Fossil fuel can be used as fuel. that changed Saudi arabians and in order to exist, as any one would do, they went to Orthodoxy which was saudi Arabian culture. Anyway, midle eastern tribe were warring against each other and that was how they lived. Mohommad could stop that.

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      Rolf Wheeler the Donkey.

      Who is the Muslim stopping you from eating pork, drinking beer, arrack or eat Weiner Schintzel?
      Who is the Muslim stopping your dress code?
      Who is the Muslim stopping you worshiping Jesus Christ (dead Jew) or Buddah (dead Indian) or mythological Hindu idols?
      They are going to Christian countries not because of Christian value but because of destruction caused by Christian countries and for economical reasons.
      If you have so much hatred toward Saudi Arabia and Arabs why showing it here? Go to Saudi Arabia and vent out your anger.
      Fighting between Shia and Sunni not affecting you Christians, Buddhist or Hindus so why is your concern. Is it because Christian world and Israel behind the manipulations?
      Burqa is not an arrival in Sri Lanka, even my sister would not go out (1950) without wearing burqa. Majority of Muslims followed this those days.
      Peace during Saddam, Ghaddafi regime destroyed by western countries and now Assad.
      So give details of dangerous trends fomented by Islamic radicals and in which non-Muslim Sri Lankan culture it has taken root?

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        Hey Ralla the biggest donkey. Throw the Islamic primitive methods into dust bin. Circumcision, halal slaughter and covering of head are all barbaric and not in keeping with the modern society. Arabs were uncivilised nomadic tribe, who learnt civilisation from Coptics and Sumerians. Stop following these stupid Arab fellows and embrace Sinhala culture and customs which are far more advanced. When compared to Sinhalese, Arabs are physically and mentally unclean.

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          Al-fuker the pig – I do not want to say donkey to you because donkey far more superior to pig. Pigs are the dirtiest, filthy, vulgar animal on earth (so it is forbidden to eat pork) and you belongs to such filth. You could have given some reasonable answers to my above comment but talk about Arabs while 100 of thousands are licking the back of Arabs. Pigs do not like Arabs or other Muslims because they do not eat its meat. So no wonder you pig hate Arabs.

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            Ralla the infidel, I did not call you a pig, because pigs are cleaner than you. Pigs are not he dirtiest, filthy, vulgar animals on earth, but you and your infidel gang are the most filthiest and vulgar beings. This is the reason why Sinhalese do not rent their houses to you infidels. Pigs do not like Arabs because Arabs are filthy, and not the other way about. Arabs apply burnt camel dung on their body and stink, which the pigs hate. See for yourself how millions of Arabs are licking the backs of White people, and are being kicked about. If Arabs have any sense of shame they must get out and go back to live with infidels. In another fifty years these stupid Arabs will start licking the backs of Sinhalese also.

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              Al-faquriah, – pls don’t get offended
              Once I took one of my Arab friends (who came to Sri Lanka as a tourist) to a Sinhalese merchant home (on a business matter), when my Arab friend and I came out of the merchant house the first thing, my Arab friend asked me was why this home smells of Urine, I was embarrassed, before I said anything my Arab friend said I know he is not washing properly after urinating, he also told me he has a Sri Lankan housemaid for over 6 years, not Muslim but a good lady & his wife likes her lot and taught her personal hygiene and that she is practising good hygiene and God willing we are trying to make her a good Muslim and he also paid a visit to his maid family with gifts & offered them financial help as well. Look how Arabs treat our people.
              Language of profanity generates profanity, let’s be decent in our writings.

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              Al-fuker, I called you a pig because you called me a donkey. I did not call you back donkey because donkeys are more cleaner than the pig. Pig eat shit, so see you too eat shit, Arabs shit, whites shit, Chinese etc shits because you write like shit. No brain just filthy shit. Sinhalese do not rent houses to Sinhalese because they don’t pay rent properly and will dig inside looking for a way to own the place. We pay the rent correctly on time, vacate the house if requested so they invite us with both hand. Shit like you are the curse for the Sinhalese.

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    You are free to worship your ways and practice your faith; you are NOT free to impose your values on us, or the Buddhist-Hindu majority in Ceylon either. It is the Buddhists and Hindus who have been tolerant for centuries now. You want to drive fear into people of Ceylon.

    You are absolutely correct Mr. Ali.

    Look at how they are killing Shias wholesale. These people want to force their Wahabi Sunni ideology on everyone. I am not sure what Tamil who are Muslim in Ceylon think they are Arab. So many foolish women wear black burqas not knowing why they are doing it except that their husbands who work in Saudi tell them to wear it. It is not fit for Ceylon or India. Saudis are backward savages with oil money. Their wealth is only from petroleum. As a frequent visitor to Ceylon/Sri Lanka I see dangerous trends now fomented by Islamic Radical Wahabists.

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    The New World Order appears to be advocating expanding economies in every way possible. Are we not witnessing its collapse as the garbage keeps piling up in Sri Lanka, and populations swell? This way of life is quite simply unsustainable. Western civilization may collapse, sooner rather than later. With it may collapse Wahabism.

    Meanwhile, we need people like Dr Amir Ali to speak out against ” the inferior status of women and other religious minorities under Muslim rule.” The way ahead is not really clear to me because what I have just quoted is “doing away” with things. What do we put in their place? Shantha, wants an overhaul of the religion, but himself seems to realise that it is not possible for a “Pope-like” figure to emerge. Actually there continues to be a Pope only because he’s so “unPope-like” in attitude, although not in theology.

    Yes, so it’s attitudes that are important, and that is what the writer here has presented us with.

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      Sinhala_Man, —————————————————————————————-” The way ahead is not really clear to me because what I have just quoted is “doing away” with things. What do we put in their place? Shantha, wants an overhaul of the religion, but himself seems to realise that it is not possible for a “Pope-like” figure to emerge.” ————————————————————————————————
      This was tried by the Muslim Philosophers and Rationalists, Mutzalites, 1,200 years ago between the 8th and 10th century. Unfortunately due to political reasons, the Ulama prevailed, and the Islamic science, Philosophy and Civilization has been very restrained. —————————————————————————————The philosophical speculation of the Mu’tazilites centered on the concepts of divine justice and divine unity.[The school worked to resolve the theological “problem of evil”, i.e. how to reconcile the justice of an all-powerful God with the reality of evil in the world. It believed that since God is Just and Wise, He cannot command what is contrary to reason or act with disregard for the welfare of His creatures.——————————————————————————————–Mu’tazilites believed that good and evil were not determined by revealed scripture or interpretation of scripture, but rational categories that could be “established through unaided reason;[5][8][9][10] because knowledge was derived from reason, reason was the “final arbiter” in distinguishing right from wrong. The Mu’tazili school of Kalam posited that the injunctions of God are accessible to rational thought and inquiry, and that it is reason, not “sacred precedent”, that is an effective means of determining what is just, and obligatory in religion. ————————————–The movement emerged in the Umayyad Era, and reached its height in the Abbasid period. After the 10th century, the movement declined. It is viewed as heretical by some scholars in modern mainstream Islamic theology for its tendency to deny the Qur’an being eternal. In contemporary jihadism, the epithet, or supposed allegations of being a Mu’tazilite, have been used between rival groups as a means of denouncing their credibility. ( In the meantime, still the orthodox and the Jihadis believe in Adam being father of mankind, and do not accept evolution and natural selection, and that the Earth is spread out like a carpet and the the Sun goes around the Earth.)

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mu%CA%BFtazila

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      Islam does not need overhaul. Let it grow up and peak. Islam cannot peak because Christians supported by Capitalist still are the rulers of the world. Once islam peaked, then only way is going down and settling. In that route many muslims may die. Many properties and nations may be destroyed. Remember, buddhism can be destroyed but not killed only by the buddhists they themselves. That is a very strong, difficult to follow, statement but it is true.

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        Religion is not a business that will attain peak and go down again. Islam is in the peak now and keep on going further up. It cannot be stopped or destroyed.

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    The reformation of Islam should include Budhicise it. Mulim men should be offered free undoing of their circumcision because Budha did not circumcise. Mha ven Gnanasara did not circumcise.

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      Jimsofty, how did you know Buddha was circumcised? Was it in Mahawansa? But Gnanasars was not circumcised. There are talks that a woman refused to do a blow out job because his stuff was stinking.

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    Quran is written during a period of 23 years Mohommad was a peaceful individual. but, what is in Quran is not all said by Mohommad. there fore, lot of arabic culture is included there.

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      The Quran was revealed to The Prophet over a period of 23 years. It is all the speech of
      Allah as conveyed to the prophet by the Archangel Gabriel. It is established beyond doubt
      that it is the word of Allah and there are no two versions unlike other scriptures. Many
      Orientalists tried and failed to prove that it is all not the word of Allah.

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    Long over due!!! Better late than never!!!

    Get rid of the ‘Sharia Law’!!!

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      Johnny Baby

      “Long over due!!! Better late than never!!!

      Therefore the Sinhalese and Buddhist without any delay start liberating Buddhism from Sinhala/Buddhism and Sinhalese from Sinhala/Buddhists.

      “Get rid of the ‘Sharia Law’!!!

      Great idea.

      Get rid Chapter II – Buddhism

      The Republic of Sri Lanka shall give to Buddhism the foremost place and accordingly it shall be the duty of the State to protect and foster the Buddha Sasana, while assuring to all religions the rights granted by Articles 10 and 14(1)(e)

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      “Long over due!!! Better late than never!!!”

      Let Reason prevail over Revelation!

      When will the Age of Reason arrive for the Muslims? They missed it 1,200 years ago!

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        Dear Amaeasiri.
        When you will become a Muslim? You are already a half Muslim and when will you full ?
        Look at your reading you are keen on Islam but nothing else ..
        You know a lot about Islamic history
        Islamic law
        Islamic theology
        About ismsic tradition and so
        Why not you become a Muslim?

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          Dr NAS,
          “Look at your reading you are keen on Islam but nothing else ..”

          Most Muslims do not even know about Islam and Islamic History and knows nothing else.

          But Amarasiri knows about Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism , Science and History, and much more.

          The question to be asked was what factors caused, the Islamic Science, Philosophy and Civilization declined? Al-Glazali’s promotion of Revelation over Reason and Observations, and the downgrading of the Philosophers by those in power due to political reasons, to the benefit of the Theologians?

          Stupidest Muslim Vs Neil Tyson – How ideology can ruin intellectual power

          Published on Nov 10, 2014
          This is not a debate between some Muslim and Neil Tyson. But this video shows the thinking of some very well educated 21’st century Muslim (I don’t know he is ignorant, stupid or dishonest. But he is one for sure) and Neil Tyson speaking in a lecture about how Muslims intellectual power ruined by an ideology

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyCxrL9-C84

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            Ha,ha,ha….. Jokers and fake pundits baking their writing garbages on Neil Degrasse Tyson. Tyson is a fake artist put into the limelight by the Zionist Hollywood to upkeep the crashing GLOBE EARTH TEHORY. He has been floored by logical questions posed to him. Tyson does not even know what the earth is look like. So, Amarasiri in his Islamophobic diatribes will not find any credible source from this fake artist called Neil DeGrasse Tyson….. Watch the following thought provoking stuff to know more about this GOAT….. NEIL DEGRASSE Destroyed by Thecontroversy7

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    Dear Amaeasiri …your search for truth is great …it looks that you are reading a lot about Islam..islamic civilization and Islamic ideological groups .that is great and by doing so one day you will come to understand Islam is only revealed truth …all Jewish and abrahimic religious faith are one and only truth…
    Why do you read all this Islamic materials to confuse your readers or to know truth..
    What so called rationalist of middle age said was that pure reason will not conflict with pure revelation …revelation is a guidance and to understand that revelation you should have sound reasons …
    So there is no conflict between two at all ..
    The one who revealed revelation is wise one and he will never send something that is conflicting with reasons…because it is God who created man with reason..
    So no conflict could come between these two guidance ..
    I advise you to read Dr wael Hallaq book on this subject …
    The conflict between science and revelation is a problem of Christians faith…no Muslim issue .. of course some burned down works of some scholars …due to theological reasons for bida’ and hyritical ideas …not they opposed science…you know what Islamic civilization gave to science..
    Read more so you are now a half Muslim with your reading ..
    If not you will have to go against your conscience of your heart ..ok..

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      Oh Lordy. they show their title in front. Yet, believe in creation. How do you reason that OR is it also a revelation…….

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      Dr NAS,——————————————————————————
      1. //” and by doing so one day you will come to understand Islam is only revealed truth …all Jewish and abrahimic religious faith are one and only truth…”//———Read up on the Hadith of Najd, The Wahhabi-Salafis are agents of the Devil, Satan, Iblis—————————————————————————————————————————-
      2. //”What so called rationalist of middle age said was that pure reason will not conflict with pure revelation …revelation is a guidance and to understand that revelation you should have sound reasons …
      So there is no conflict between two at all .”// ——————————-Read up on Al-Ghazali, and Ibn Rushd, Averroes, and the conflict between the Philosophers and Ulama, for enlightenment. Ibn Rushd, Averroes, said succinctly: The Ulama and the common people do that understand the knowledge contained in the Quran, as they are lieralists. Only the Philosophers are capable of understanding the knowledge contained in the Quran.———–The Wahhabi-Salafis lack critical thinking skills and it is clearly shown in the GMAT scares of the Wahhabi Graduates., lowest in the World, around 320.—————
      Reference: ———————————————————————–

      Quick Post: L&V’s National IQs predict GMAT scores across 173 nations http://humanvarieties.org/2014/02/02/quick-post-lvs-national-iqs-predicts-gmat-scores-across-173-nations/ ————–
      Regression Plot: The regression plot for GMAT scores and L&V’s (2012) Estimated National IQs is shown below. —————————————————————————-https://humanvarietiesdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/gmatregressionplot.png

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      Dr NAS ———————————————————————————Averroes, Ibn Rushd quote ———————————-“The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit. ” ————————————————–
      He was talking about the Ulama and the Philosophers.
      Averroes, Ibn Rushd , One of the biggest thinkers in history. ————————https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRO95GjGA6g

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    I don’t think people like to hear or want to believe it. Islam teaches some discipline to very stupid people. Ex. Desert tribes who are very violent and animal like follows it. So, it stays on earth in what ever the name and form used to identify it. .Best thing is let it mature. So, they kill, destroy and finally understand what is correct and what is wrong. right now, christianity tries to over ride it and capitalism uses it.

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      Jimy the fool, that is why in US 20,000 are converting to Islam in a year, 5,200 in UK, 5,00 – 7,000 in France, 4,000 Germany, 10,000 in Russia, 500 Singapore, 500 in Northern Ireland, 4,000 in spain, 20,000 – 25,000 in India etc.

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    No doubt Islam needs reform to salvage its revered name as a religion of peace. Too much damage to its image has been caused in recent times due to the spread of Wahabism throughout the world, espoused with Saudi money. Islam is in conflict with modernity and the New World Order, therefore unless it is put back into its pristine position, it is doomed as a religion and there will be large scale renunciation of the faith and conversion to Christianity or to atheism. However, the million dollar question is who is ordained to bring about reform to a text supposedly dictated by Allah to an illiterate person through his angel and to jettison the ‘sacred’ sayings and traditions of the prophet? So long as the Muslims cling tenaciously to what is said in the Quran, they will continue to cause mayhem and bloodshed for the sake of ascension to heaven. Therefore, it is time to re-examine what is said in the Quran and as to whether such dictation could have come from a Holy God or from the evil one. The Holy God’s revelation as set out in the Bible is crystal clear for the mankind to follow without confusion or contradiction whereas the Quaran is full of weak statements and confusions leading astray its adherents. So it is a question of follow the book or do what is consciously correct for the sake of peace.

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    What they don’t need are lazy calls for an Islamic reformation from non-Muslims and ex-Muslims, the repetition of which merely illustrates how shallow and simplistic, how ahistorical and even anti-historical, some of the leading commentators are on this issue. It is much easier for them, it seems, to reduce the complex debate over violent extremism to a series of cliches, slogans and soundbites, rather than examining root causes or historical trends; easier still to champion the most extreme and bigoted critics of Islam while ignoring the voices of mainstream Muslim scholars, academics and activists.

    If anyone wants to do the same (reform) the religion of Islam today, it is Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who claims to rape and pillage in the name of a “purer form” of Islam – and who isn’t, incidentally, a fan of the Jews either. Those who cry so simplistically, and not a little inanely, for an Islamic reformation, should be careful what they wish for.

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    The obnoxious Ameer Ai & Latheef Farook the Iranian Shiite boot lickers have no right to speak about Islam.

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    Complete censoring of first and second parts of my presentation, whilst publishing only the third, completely distorts the context of my message to the world. Let me put it this way.

    Islam needs no reformation just because some other religions have experimented with theirs to their own detriment. We already know of the repercussions which led to a lot of blood letting, and spawned many splintered groups and factions in the process.

    God Almighty – Allah, in the Holy Quran has revealed: “This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. Quran 5 Verse 3.

    This, indeed, is the biggest favor from Allah to the entirety of the Muslim Ummah. He has completed their religion for them, and they, thus, do not need any other religion nor any reformation of what He has sent down as His religion, Deen-ul-Islam.

    No Need for another Prophet after Prophet Muhammad (PBOH) although some deviant groups claim otherwise. This is why Allah made our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sal.) the Final Prophet and sent him to all of mankind and even the spirits – Jinn. The permissible is only what he allows, the impermissible is what he prohibits, the Law is what he legislates and everything that he conveys is true and authentic and does not contain lies or contradictions. If reform is thrust upon us, then many more Isis like terror groups are sure to be born and cause further havoc to beleaguered Muslims.

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      Ahmed: Please read this. What Buddhism says is very strange. There were infinite number of Lord Buddhas even though they are extrmely rare. Islam religions also existed. Allah that Islam belives in is Lord Buddha (Quran is different). Mecca and Muslims worshipping Sri -Paada are evidence. Even if some one wants to bombe Mecca that cannot be done until buddhist year 5000 passes. Muslims also worship some Hindu gods as Allah. So, I think, Wahabism is the peaking of Islam. Just watch what will unfold.

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        Only a figment of your imagination. Islam only means submission to the will of Allah. Nothing more and nothing less. Everything belongs to HIM, and to HIM is our return. Simple as that.

        Islam has been around from time immemorial, from Prophet Adam (PBOH) to this very day. Even Lord Buddha may have become a Muslim to attain (what you understand as) enlightenment. He has even foretold the coming of the Mithree Buddha, which we Muslims believe has come and gone, and that was Prophet Muhammed (Sal.),. It is sad to see you guys still waiting for him to arrive. This is the reality. So wake up and do a comparative research on the truths, fallacies and myths and there are tons of information out there to start discovering Islam. First of all Buddhism did not survive in its own homeland, then how can anyone expect it to last the test of time. The opposite is true of Islam which has spread far and wide despite the negative fallouts of ‘inspired, motivated and planted’ terrorism in the name of Islam..

        The world is changing very fast and you don’t want to be left out. Just check out ‘converts to Islam’ and then check out ‘converts to Buddhism’ or any other religions.on any social channel and you will soon realize the incredible speed of change taking place.. These are not ‘ just for fun’ based, ‘new trend’ based, nor anything of that kind based reverts, but true, die hards who swear Islam and being Muslim is what they want for themselves and their families. They have done their research well and discovered The TRUTH.

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    Yes, Islam needs reformation. It needs to go back to its roots to rediscover and experience life, as it was in its formative years. Not to suit modernizations in order to befit a New World Order. We don’t need non-Muslims and ex-Muslims calling for Islamic reformation since they don’t know anything, A to Z about Islam . Where are our scholars, academics and activists to champion this cause? You may find only a sparse few afforded round the clock armed security, willing to put their necks on the line. Just don’t waste your time on something so stupid.

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      Dr. Ameer Ali, Marwan, Ahamed, Murad, Ralli Ameen, Dr NAS, Radical Ideas, Jim Softy and Others.

      Part 1 (299 words)

      RE: Reforming Islam & The New World Order.

      Does, Islam need Reformation, or the interpretation of Islam by the Theologians, “Scholars” and others need Reformation.

      With Christianity, the Reformation, started with the or or the re-
      interpretation by the Theologians, “Scholars” such as Martin Luther and others. The Bible remained the same.

      With Science or Natural Philosophy , the interpretation of the solar system , Geocentric vs. Heliocentric went through reformation, but the Earth continued to Spin and went around the Sun, all the time.

      So, what we have now is a dispute, a conflict in the interpretation of the Quran, Bible etc. Whose interpretation is correct? That can be sorted out by looking at the data. That was the way, the dispute between the Geocentric Model and the Heliocentric Model of the Solar System was sorted out, despite great opposition by the Catholic Church and the Theologians.

      The dispute in Islam with the Quran is similar. Literal interpretation, just like in the Bible will always result in conflict. Except for the fundamentalists, the Christian West has generally got over the literal interpretation, and got into the Age of Reason, Scientific Revolution, and Enlightenment.

      The Muslims tried that 1,200 years ago, with the study of Philosophies and information, but the Philosophers lost out to the Theologians, Ulama, due to political reasons. The Islamic Science and Technology, then stalled, was overtaken by the Enlightened West. Spain was lost, reconquered, and later most of the Muslim lands were controlled or occupied by the technologically advanced and resurgent West.

      When will the Muslims, interpret the Quran properly, treat it as a book of Knowledge, and move on, as Ibn Rushed, Averroes, claimed?

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      Dr. Ameer Ali, Marwan, Ahamed, Murad, Ralli Ameen, Dr NAS, Radical Ideas, Jim Softy and Others.

      Part 2 (300 words)

      RE: Reforming Islam & The New World Order. Wahhabism, ISIS, Jihadism and Satanism

      Reforming Islam should be accompanied by treating the Quran as a Book of knowledge, and using reason to interpret revelations, without literally and blindly interpreting the scriptures. Is the Earth spread out like a carpet, does the Sun go around the Earth, as claimed in the Quran and the Bible ( Joshua)? The Islamic Philosopher, jurist and polymath Ibn Rushd, Averroes, and many other Philosophers, including the Mu’tazilites , have stated well over 1,000 years the need to use reason. Unfortunately, for the Muslims, the Theologians, i.e. Ulama prevailed due to political reasons, and revelation was always above reason and observations, and the Theologians were able to maintain their grip on Islam and maintain their hegemony.

      References:

      Mu’tazilites believed that good and evil were not determined by revealed scripture or interpretation of scripture, but rational categories that could be “established through unaided reason because knowledge was derived from reason, reason was the “final arbiter” in distinguishing right from wrong. The Mu’tazili school of Kalam posited that the injunctions of God are accessible to rational thought and inquiry, and that it is reason, not “sacred precedent”, that is an effective means of determining what is just, and obligatory in religion.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mu%CA%BFtazila

      Ibn Rushed, Averoes and Al –Ghazali, Reason Vs. Revelation.

      Averroës, Abū al-Walīd Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Rushd (born 1126, Córdoba[Spain]—died 1198, Marrakech.
      He wrote the Decisive Treatise on the Agreement Between Religious Law and Philosophy, and The Incoherence of the Incoherence (Tahāfut al-Tahāfut), all in defense of the philosophical study of religion against the theologians (1179–80).

      Islamic State group: The full story
      http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35695648

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