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Saudi Arabia Declares All Atheists Are Terrorists

Saudi Arabia has introduced a series of new laws which define atheists as terrorists, according to a report from Human Rights Watch.

The Human Rights Watch said; “Saudi Arabia’s new terrorism law and a series of related royal decrees create a legal framework that appears to criminalize virtually all dissident thought or expression as terrorism. The sweeping provisions in the measures, all issued since January 2014, threaten to close down altogether Saudi Arabia’s already extremely restricted space for free expression.”

Saudi King Abdullah

Saudi King Abdullah

“Saudi authorities have never tolerated criticism of their policies, but these recent laws and regulations turn almost any critical expression or independent association into crimes of terrorism,” said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “These regulations dash any hope that King Abdullah intends to open a space for peaceful dissent or independent groups.”

The new regulations come amid a campaign to silence independent activists and peaceful dissidents through intimidation, investigations, arrests, prosecutions, and imprisonment. On March 9, the prominent human rights activists Abdullah al-Hamid and Mohammed al-Qahtani completed their first year in prison, serving 11 and 10-year sentences, respectively, for criticizing the government’s human rights abuses and for membership in an unlicensed political and civil rights organization.

Two other human rights activists, Waleed Abu al-Khair and Mikhlif al-Shammari, recently lost appeals and will probably begin their three-month and five-year respective sentences soon for criticizing Saudi authorities.

On January 31, Saudi authorities promulgated the Penal Law for Crimes of Terrorism and its Financing (the “terrorism law”). The law has serious flaws, including vague and overly broad provisions that allow authorities to criminalize free expression, and the creation of excessive police powers without judicial oversight. The law cites violence as an essential element only in reference to attacks carried out against Saudis outside the kingdom or onboard Saudi transportation carriers. Inside the kingdom, “terrorism” can be non-violent – consisting of “any act” intended to, among other things, “insult the reputation of the state,” “harm public order,” or “shake the security of society,” which the law fails to clearly define.

On February 3, two days after the terrorism law came into force, King Abdullah issued Royal Decree 44, which criminalizes “participating in hostilities outside the kingdom” with prison sentences of between three and 20 years. On March 7, the Interior Ministry issued further regulations designating an initial list of groups the government considers terrorist organizations, including the Muslim Brotherhood and the Houthi group in Yemen, along with “Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Al-Qaeda in Yemen, Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Da`ish [the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham, or ISIS], Jabhat al-Nusra, and Hezbollah inside the kingdom.”

The interior ministry regulations include other sweeping provisions that authorities can use to criminalize virtually any expression or association critical of the government and its understanding of Islam. These “terrorism” provisions include the following:

  • Article 1: “Calling for atheist thought in any form, or calling into question the fundamentals of the Islamic religion on which this country is based.”
  • Article 2: “Anyone who throws away their loyalty to the country’s rulers, or who swears allegiance to any party, organization, current [of thought], group, or individual inside or outside [the kingdom].”
  • Article 4: “Anyone who aids [“terrorist”] organizations, groups, currents [of thought], associations, or parties, or demonstrates affiliation with them, or sympathy with them, or promotes them, or holds meetings under their umbrella, either inside or outside the kingdom; this includes participation in audio, written, or visual media; social media in its audio, written, or visual forms; internet websites; or circulating their contents in any form, or using slogans of these groups and currents [of thought], or any symbols which point to support or sympathy with them.”
  • Article 6: “Contact or correspondence with any groups, currents [of thought], or individuals hostile to the kingdom.”
  • Article 8: “Seeking to shake the social fabric or national cohesion, or calling, participating, promoting, or inciting sit-ins, protests, meetings, or group statements in any form, or anyone who harms the unity or stability of the kingdom by any means.”
  • Article 9: “Attending conferences, seminars, or meetings inside or outside [the kingdom] targeting the security of society, or sowing discord in society.”
  • Article 11: “Inciting or making countries, committees, or international organizations antagonistic to the kingdom.”

These broad provisions contain language that prosecutors and judges are already using to prosecute and convict independent activists and peaceful dissidents, Human Rights Watch said.

Al-Qahtani and al-Hamid’s convictions included charges such as “breaking allegiance with the ruler,” “slandering the religiosity and integrity of the Supreme Council of Religious Scholars,” “sowing discord,” and “attempting to shake the internal security of the country by calling for demonstrations.” The new terrorism regulations classify several of these charges as acts of terrorism.

Other members of their organization, the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA), are serving sentences for convictions on similar charges, including Mohammed al-Bajadi, Omar al-Saeed, and Abd al-Kareem al-Khodr. A jailed member, Fowzan al-Harbi, is on trial before the Riyadh Criminal Court on charges that include “participating in calling for and inciting breaking allegiance with the ruler,” “explicit libel of the integrity and religiosity of the Supreme Council of Religious Scholars,” “participating in setting up an unlicensed organization” – namely, ACPRA – “publishing details of his investigation,” and “describing the ruling Saudi regime – unjustly – as a police state.”

In the March 9 case, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported, a Saudi appeals court upheld an eight-year sentence for a Saudi citizen for “his involvement in inciting [family members] of detainees in security cases to demonstrations and sit-ins through producing, storing, and sending tweets, video clips on YouTube, and social networking sites,” as well as “his sarcasm toward the ruler of the kingdom and its religious authorities.”

On March 10, the SPA reported the conviction of another man, with a 10-year prison sentence and a 100,000 riyal fine ($26,600), for “engaging in following, saving, and resending inciting tweets on the social networking site (Twitter) against the rulers, religious scholars, and government agencies and his connection to people who call themselves reformists…”

Another human rights activist, Fadhil al-Manasif, who played a leading role in documenting abuses against demonstrators in the Eastern Province in 2011, is on trial for “sowing discord,” “inciting public opinion against the state,” and “communicating with foreign news agencies to exaggerate news and harm the reputation of the kingdom.”

And Riyadh-based human rights activists, Mohammed al-Otaibi and Abdullah al-Attawi, who came under investigation in April 2013 for co-founding a new human rights organization – The Union for Human Rights – face a new investigation based on their human rights activities.

Article 32 of the Arab Charter on Human Rights, to which Saudi Arabia is party, guarantees the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and to impart news to others by any means. Article 28 guarantees the rights to peaceful assembly and association.

While protecting public order and national security are recognized in international human rights law as legitimate purposes for limiting certain rights under narrow and clearly-defined circumstances, vague and overly broad legal provisions cannot be the basis for overriding a broad array of fundamental rights. Provisions of Saudi Arabia’s new terrorism regulations that deny any ability to exercise basic rights of peaceful assembly, association, and expression greatly exceed any notion of justifiable restrictions, Human Rights Watch said.

Commenting on article 6 of the regulation, one activist told Human Rights Watch on March 12: “Just talking to you now is considered terrorism – I could be prosecuted as a terrorist for this conversation.”

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    Please someone deport Amarasiri to Saudi Arabia.

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      Kutti Machan.

      RE: “Saudi Arabia has introduced a series of new laws which define atheists as terrorists, according to a report from Human Rights Watch”

      “Please someone deport Amarasiri to Saudi Arabia.”

      Amarasiri is an Egalitarian Agnostic. What do they say about Agnostics? Will they provide proof and data just like Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler? Will they burn like the Church did to Bruno in 1600?

      Egalitarians are Doubting Thomas. They are asking for more evidence and Data and proof beyond belief and revelation.

      Remember, Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Aristotle and Joshua who stopped the Sun?

      Doubting Thomas, Thomas Young, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Sir J J Thompson are all doubling Thomases.

      Can the king make the Sun go around the Earth? The Pope Could not do it. Only Joshua was able to do it, according the Bible!

      Does the King Agree with the Bible and Joshua?

      http://biblehub.com/joshua/10-13.htm

      ◄ Joshua 10:13 ►
      Parallel Verses
      New International Version
      So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.

      New Living Translation
      So the sun stood still and the moon stayed in place until the nation of Israel had defeated its enemies. Is this event not recorded in [The Book of Jashar]? The sun stayed in the middle of the sky, and it did not set as on a normal day.

      English Standard Version
      And the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, until the nation took vengeance on their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jashar? The sun stopped in the midst of heaven and did not hurry to set for about a whole day.

      New American Standard Bible
      So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, Until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies. Is it not written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.

      King James Bible
      And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

      Holman Christian Standard Bible
      And the sun stood still and the moon stopped until the nation took vengeance on its enemies. Isn’t this written in the Book of Jashar? So the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed its setting almost a full day.

      International Standard Version
      So the sun remained still and the moon stood in place until the nation settled their score with their enemies. This is recorded, is it not, in the book of Jashar? The sun stood in place in the middle of the sky and seemed not to be in a hurry to set for nearly an entire day.

      NET Bible
      The sun stood still and the moon stood motionless while the nation took vengeance on its enemies. The event is recorded in the Scroll of the Upright One. The sun stood motionless in the middle of the sky and did not set for about a full day.

      GOD’S WORD® Translation
      The sun stood still, and the moon stopped until a nation got revenge on its enemies. Isn’t this recorded in the Book of Jashar? The sun stopped in the middle of the sky, and for nearly a day the sun was in no hurry to set.

      Jubilee Bible 2000
      And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed until the nation had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of righteousness? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven and hastened not to go down about a whole day.

      King James 2000 Bible
      And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hastened not to go down about a whole day.

      American King James Version
      And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves on their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the middle of heaven, and hurried not to go down about a whole day.

      American Standard Version
      And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, Until the nation had avenged themselves of their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stayed in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

      Douay-Rheims Bible
      And the sun and the moon stood still, till the people revenged themselves of their enemies. Is not this written in the book of the just? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down the space of one day.

      Darby Bible Translation
      And the sun stood still, and the moon remained where it was, until the nation had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? And the sun remained standing in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a full day.

      English Revised Version
      And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the nation had avenged themselves of their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stayed in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

      Webster’s Bible Translation
      And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

      World English Bible
      The sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the nation had avenged themselves of their enemies. Isn’t this written in the book of Jashar? The sun stayed in the midst of the sky, and didn’t hurry to go down about a whole day.

      Young’s Literal Translation
      and the sun standeth still, and the moon hath stood — till the nation taketh vengeance on its enemies; is it not written on the Book of the Upright, ‘and the sun standeth in the midst of the heavens, and hath not hasted to go in — as a perfect day?’
      Parallel Commentaries
      Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

      10:7-14 The meanest and most feeble, who have just begun to trust the Lord, are as much entitled to be protected as those who have long and faithfully been his servants. It is our duty to defend the afflicted, who, like the Gibeonites, are brought into trouble on our account, or for the sake of the gospel. Joshua would not forsake his new vassals. How much less shall our true Joshua fail those who trust in Him! We may be wanting in our trust, but our trust never can want success. Yet God’s promises are not to slacken and do away, but to quicken and encourage our endeavours. Notice the great faith of Joshua, and the power of God answering it by the miraculous staying of the sun, that the day of Israel’s victories might be made longer. Joshua acted on this occasion by impulse on his mind from the Spirit of God. It was not necessary that Joshua should speak, or the miracle be recorded, according to the modern terms of astronomy. The sun appeared to the Israelites over Gibeon, and the moon over the valley of Ajalon, and there they appeared to be stopped on their course for one whole day. Is any thing too hard for the Lord? forms a sufficient answer to ten thousand difficulties, which objectors have in every age started against the truth of God as revealed in his written word. Proclamation was hereby made to the neighbouring nations, Behold the works of the Lord, and say, What nation is there so great as Israel, who has God so nigh unto them?

      Pulpit Commentary

      Verse 13. – The moon stayed. The word עמד, which does mean to stand still, is used here. See also Habakkuk 3:11. But if we are to apply it to the moon and not to the light of the moon, where would be the use of the moon’s standing still in the valley of Ajalon, when she would be low down in the sky westward, and incapable of rendering Joshua any help? If we regard the light of the moon as meant, there is no phrase more common in poetry and poetic prose than to speak of moonbeams “resting” upon an object. The people. The word here is גוִי. See note on Joshua 5:6. The Book of Jasher. See Introduction, Note 6. And the sun stood still. Here the word עָמַד is used of the sun. But, as before, it refers naturally enough to the sun’s light. The declining sun continued to shine upon Gibeon, and in the neighbourhood, upon the descent from Beth-heron the Upper, and on the whole region throughout which the fugitive Canaanites were scattered. We need not suppose that all the discomfited host fled in one direction, and possibly in the neighbourhood of Gibeon itself there remained quite enough of the scattered portions of the host to need urgently the sun’s light to complete their destruction. The midst. The Hebrew here is not the usual word for midst. It signifies literally, the half. About a whole day. Literally, as a perfect day. The LXX. renders οὐ προσεπορεύετο εἰς ἱυσμάς εἰς τέλος ἡμέρας μιᾶς, and the Vulgate, “Non festinavit occumbere spatio unius dict.” What is the precise meaning of this passage it is difficult to say. The language is very obscure. It has been usually interpreted to mean that the sun remained in the heavens twelve hours longer than usual. But this, though the most natural, is by no means the only interpretation of the passage. The words, “did not hasten to go down as a perfect day,” cannot be proved to have this meaning. In fact, it is difficult to fix a precise meaning on them. They belong rather to the domain of poetry than history, and their language is that of hyperbole rather than of exact narration of facts. Consequently, we are not entitled to build conclusions upon them, or draw arguments from them. It seems tolerably clear that twelve additional hours could hardly have been required by the Israelites for the complete extermination of their enemies.

      Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible

      And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed,…. The sun that came out of his chamber like a bridegroom, and rejoiced as a strong man to run his course, stopped his course at once; and the moon that walks in her brightness proceeded not on, but both stood still, motionless, and continued in this position:

      until the people had avenged themselves on their enemies: until the nation and people of Israel had taken vengeance on and destroyed the live kings and their forces: how this is to be reconciled to the Copernican system, or that with this, I shall not inquire. It was a most wonderful and surprising phenomenon, to see both luminaries standing still in the midst of heaven; it is pretended by some historians (f), that a like miracle was wrought at the battle of Mulberg, won by the Emperor Charles the Fifth, on April 24, 1547. In the Chinese history (g) it is reported, that in the time of their seventh, emperor, Yao, the sun did not set for ten days, and that men were afraid the world would be burnt, and there were great fires at that time; and though the time of the sun’s standing still is enlarged beyond the bounds of truth, yet it seems to refer to this fact, and was manifestly about the same time; for this miracle was wrought in the year of the world 2554, which fell in the seventy fifth, or, as some say, the sixty seventh year of that emperor’s reign, who reigned ninety years:

      is not this written in the book of Jasher? about which the Jews are divided; some say it is the book of Genesis, others the book of Deuteronomy, others the book of Judges (h); the Targum interprets it of the book of the law, and so Jarchi and Kimchi; and Ben Melech interprets it of the book of the law of Moses, where they suppose this miracle was predicted. The former thinks, in the words of Jacob to Joseph, “his seed shall fill the nations”, Genesis 48:19; which he supposes was fulfilled in Joshua of the tribe of Ephraim, when the whole world was filled with the fame of him on account of this miracle; and the latter in the words, “before all thy people I will do miracles”, Exodus 34:10; one was in making the face of Moses to shine, the other the standing still of the sun for Joshua, as he interprets it. Bolducius, a commentator on the book of Job (i), fancies that that book is designed, and that this miracle is foretold in it, particularly in Job 9:7; “which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not”; it is most likely that this book of Jasher, in which this miracle was recorded, was a public register, or annals, in which memorable events were written, as they happened in different ages by different persons; and Masius thinks Josephus (k) means this by the archives laid up in the temple, to which he appeals for the truth of this miracle:

      so the sun stood still in the midst of heaven; somewhere above the horizon, very probably this was about noon, when the sun was in its meridian. Gussetius (l) thinks about ten or eleven o’clock; it may be supposed that early in the morning Joshua came up with his troops, and engaged the kings, and it might be noon before the battle was over, and the victory obtained, at least before Joshua had proceeded in his pursuit of them, so far as he had done, when the miracle was wrought; and the rather, as it would be the more conspicuous in the several parts of the world; for had it been near sun setting, it could not have been seen in some places, and particularly by the Chinese, as it seems to have been by what has been observed:

      and hasted not to go down about a whole day; which was either artificial or natural; if an artificial day, then it stood still but twelve hours; if a natural day, twenty four hours; and accordingly the length of the day must be judged of; if it was at noon when it stood still, and continued so a natural day, or twenty four hours, then as it had gone six hours to noon, and, after it returned to its motion, had six more to go to its setting, this day must be thirty six hours long; and so the Jews commonly say (m); but if an artificial day, or twelve hours, then it was but a day of twenty four hours; but if this was, as the Jews say (n), on the third of Tammuz, which answers to part of June, and was in the summer solstice, on the longest day in the year, when their days consisted of fourteen hours, this will make this long day four hours longer. According to the author of Ecclesiasticus, in the Apocrypha:”Did not the sun go back by his means? and was not one day as long as two?” (Sirach 46:4)it was a double day, or, as he expresses it, one day became two, or was as long as two. (In the late 1960’s, someone circulated a story that NASA had discovered there was a missing day in the solar system. Using this passage they accounted for about twenty one missing hours and the account in Isaiah 38:8 to account for the rest of the missing time. This story is a complete fable and has absolutely no basis in fact. Editor.)

      (f) See Bayle’s Dictionary, vol. 4. p. 268. (g) Martin. Sinie. Histor. l. 1. p. 25. (h) T. Bab. Avoda Zara, fol. 35. 1.((i) Bolduc. in Job. ix. 7. (k) Antiqu. l. 5. c. 1. sect. 17. (l) Comment. Ebr. p. 281. (m) Targum in Cant. i. 1. T. Bab. Avoda Zara, fol. 25. 1. Kimchi in loc. So Justin Martyr. Dialog. cum Tryph. p. 361. (n) Seder Olam Rabba, c. 11. p. 31. Kimchi in loc.

      Joshua 10:13 Additional Commentaries
      Context
      The Sun Stands Still
      12Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, “O sun, stand still at Gibeon, And O moon in the valley of Aijalon.” 13So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, Until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies. Is it not written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day. 14There was no day like that before it or after it, when the LORD listened to the voice of a man; for the LORD fought for Israel.…

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        Amaraya is a terrorist now. And that’s why bull shit bugger has missed out Monk Mahanama in his writing for the first time.

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      Kutti Machan.

      RE: “Saudi Arabia has introduced a series of new laws which define atheists as terrorists, according to a report from Human Rights Watch”

      Why LTTE are not Terrorists? May be it is a NEW REVELATION that applies to Ql QUEDA. Please Include Wahhabis and Salafis as Well. They follow the Devil, Satan, Shaitan. The data supports that. Monk Mahanam “Buddhists”?

      “Please someone deport Amarasiri to Saudi Arabia.”

      Amarasiri is an Egalitarian Agnostic. What do they say about Agnostics? Will they provide proof and data just like Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler? Will they burn like the Church did to Bruno in 1600?

      Egalitarians are Doubting Thomas. They are asking for more evidence and Data and proof beyond belief and revelation.

      Remember, Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Aristotle and Joshua who stopped the Sun?

      Doubting Thomas, Thomas Young, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Sir J J Thompson are all doubling Thomases.

      Can the king make the Sun go around the Earth? The Pope Could not do it. Only Joshua was able to do it, according the Bible!

      Does the King Agree with the Bible and Joshua?

      http://biblehub.com/joshua/10-13.htm

      ◄ Joshua 10:13 ►
      Parallel Verses
      New International Version
      So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.

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        Amara siri;
        Oh, you are making a Big sound.
        Is that a hint of a Empty Vessel making big sound and nothing doing any deed??????????????????????????.

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          JULAMPITIYE AMARAYA,

          Just reminding everybody how much of a big sound, and noise these people have made over the years on

          “Empty Vessel making big sound and nothing “

          UNTIL the Age of Reason,The Age of Enlightenment and The Age of Science, showed how Empty they were.

          Read the Ionians,and the Greeks, and the Philosophers.
          Read the Islamic Scientists and,the Philosophers.
          Thomas Paine., Ten Age of Reason
          Cosmos, by Carl Sagan.

          Then you will see how these “Empty Vessel making big sound and nothing ” while killing people, like the Inquisition.

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      Why Amarasiri?. Also deport S.V Kirubaharan who has a problem with people having dissenting views. I say lets get him to move from France to SA and even make him the next Monarch of SA

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      Kutti Machan,

      Read this from New York times.

      http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/us/28religion.html?_r=0

      On questions about world religions, like Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism, the groups that did the best were atheists, agnostics and Jews.

      Looks like atheists, agnostics and Jews need to be sent to Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and India to teach Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

      Basic Religion Test Stumps Many Americans
      By LAURIE GOODSTEIN
      Published: September 28, 2010
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      Americans are by all measures a deeply religious people, but they are also deeply ignorant about religion.

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    All,

    Do they consider LTTE terrorist? Were they Hindu myth follows or Christian Myth Followers? Learn from the Catholic Church and the Spanish inquisition.

    Now you all know what happened to Islamic Philosophers, a, scientists and free-thinkers, in the light of Revaation.

    Read up on Ghazali, Avorroes, Islamic Philosophers and Islamic science, and Reason vs. Revelation.

    However, those Muslims who lived during the Islamic Golden Age of reason were far more advanced and open that the current Wahhabi tribal.

    This is one more proof that they are NOT following the teachings of Islam as per Islamic developments during the first 400 years.

    The hegemony of the Ulema, Mullah and the king King who is controlled by them.

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      Amaraya is a terrorist now. And that’s why bull shit bugger has missed out Monk Mahanama in his writing for the first time.

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        mechanic,

        “And that’s why bull shit bugger has missed out Monk Mahanama in his writing for the first time. “

        “Gon Wassa, Mahe Kumburata Bassa…”

        Monk Mahanama is NOT the ONLY liar with a lot of imaginations. There are lots of others. History is full of them. However, for those who know about Sri Lanka and it’s History, it’s ethnic war, Monk Mahanama Imaginations have played a crucial and damaging role in Sinhala Monk Mahanama “Buddhism” and Sinhala racism. The world needs to know this, the the same way, the Earth goes around the Sun, which STILL many do not know.

        So, until 90% of the Sinhal Buddhists know about the Monk Mahanam afacts. expect Monk Mahanam to ne in the forefront.

        Want to know more.

        Monk Mahanam is an insult to Buddha…

        Mahavamsa- An Insult To The Buddha!

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

        By Sharmini Serasinghe –

        Caution- The following is more suitable for the broad-minded and the wise. Others are kindly advised to pass!

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

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        mechanic,

        “missed out Monk Mahanama in his writing for the first time.”

        How can one forget a great “pacha” Scholar, lying scholar, like Monk Mahanama and his imaginations.

        His work, Mahawansa is an insult to Buddhism and is a Tissue of Absurdities according to leading scholars.

        Mahavamsa- An Insult To The Buddha!

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

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    Yet, Sri Lanka is far ahead in the count of terrorism laws compared to Saudi Arabia. In Sri Lanka human rights activism and asking to find the disappeared is also considered terrorst activities.

    Do you wonder why Saudi Arabia voted in favour of the Rajapaksa Clan at the recent UNHRC resolution despite attacks on Muslims by Rajapaksa controlled saffron robed thugs.

    Birds of a feather people, birds of a feather.

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    We encourage Saudi Arabia to keep declaring such things from time to time. Why not? They should also declare that dogs are the devil’s spies!!!

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    Savage nation with a savage religion but all can be forgiven if you have oil and US friends.

    http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/quran/index.htm

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      Paul

      “Savage nation with a savage religion but all can be forgiven if you have oil and US friends.”

      Therefore you must double your effort to drill down Mannar Coast.

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        NV if huge oil deposits are found US and international opinion will certainly change! It’s the way of the world. But I don’t think there are such large deposits.

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          Paul, US already has HUGE oil reserves !

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            Paul greed has no bounds.

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      Both the Christianity and Islam has buddhist teachings.

      But, both religions are adulterated by their followers’s opinions and cultures.

      In Islam animals can be killed for food only when they do it with a very sharp knife while standing on a red hot stone.

      Instead they do that on a red brick.

      Christianity is a business – enterprise. It is the most profitable company on earth.

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      Paul,

      Read. On the road to Damascus and the three stars…

      http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/2004/03/Pauls-Conversion-On-The-Road-To-Damascus.aspx#

      3: Now as he journeyed he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed about him. 4: And he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” 5: And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting; 6: but rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” 7: The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one.

      Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/2004/03/Pauls-Conversion-On-The-Road-To-Damascus.aspx#TWEpwtmqlkQO2JK0.99

      Celestial Dictatorship. A kind of Divine North Korea,

      Listen to : Greatest Anti-Religion speech? Christopher Hitchens

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pmArHBW9n

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    Just like Rajapakse considering diaspora terrorists

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    Buddhists Beware!. Bensen

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    Saudi Arabia is the best friend of USA. Hope, OBama will issue a statement regarding this matter.
    Cyril

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    Does this mean that all Buddhists as per the teaching of Buddha are Terrorists? Buddha did not support the concept of God!

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      Lankan,

      “Buddha did not support the concept of God!”

      Buddha did not take a position on God. His teachings and Dhamma did not require the concept of god, unlike the Abrahamic Religions and the 330,000,000 Gods of Hinduism. Read What Buddha taught by Ven. Dr. Walpola Rahula. However, there is the concept of no souls( Anatta) and rebirth. This is my understanding.

      You can have a God, if you need one. So, later on Buddhists made Buddha into a God, especially the Mahayana, made Statues and Worshiped Buddha as a God.

      I this this qualifies Buddhists as not being Atheists, as per the New Saudi Kin’s “Law”.

      Still, the Earth rotates on its own axis and goes around the Sun… despite………

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    Good move.

    Well done Saudi.

    Allahu Akbar!

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      The Quran clearly says there is no compulsion in religion. So what Saudi Arabia is trying to do is defy the Quran.

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        Ex Atheist,

        “The Quran clearly says there is no compulsion in religion. So what Saudi Arabia is trying to do is defy the Quran.”

        Who says, Saudi Arabia nd the Wahhabis and Salafis Follow Islam? Both these are innovations. They are innovations of the devil, the Satan, the Shaitan.

        There is no king in Islam, Only Devils have kings, the King Devil, who wants to maintain power and not Egalitarian.

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    Islam however, whoever says what, Is a barbaric religion. The religion asks to kill those who do not believe in Islam. The justification is, “it is better to kill them than let them live with no faith on Allah” so killing infidels is this justified as “for the betterment of infidels”
    E.g : Quran
    2:191 “..And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. And fight not with them at the Inviolable Place of Worship until they first attack you there, but if they attack you (there) then slay them. Such is the reward of disbelievers”

    2:193 “And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah.”

    2:216 “Warfare is ordained for you, though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen that ye hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that ye love a thing which is bad for you. Allah knoweth, ye know no.t.

    2:244 “Fight in the way of Allah, and know that Allah is Hearer, Knower.”

    5:33 “The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom”.

    In Islam, everything is governed under Quran. Children are taught only Islam, but not even a word about other religions. They are taught and trained to act as killing machines and spread Islam. This is the reason why Islam is very aggressive and Islam itself is terrorism.
    When the majority of a country is Islam, they impose Sharia. They justify it as the “divine law of God”. Non-Muslims also need to adhere to sharia, or be punished under sharia. Non-Muslims are not given jobs/education or other opportunities. There will be taxes on non-Muslims, just because they are non-Muslims. E.g. Indonesia, Malaysia
    See “Jizya” : e.g : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jizya
    Why non-Muslims should pay Jizya : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6g9ohG-784
    Muslims migrate to Non-Muslim country and slowly (yet steadily) grow their numbers. They act very innocent and get all the benefits under the majority. Most of the other civilised religions do not depress other religions. And Islam grows with no threat from the existing principle religion ( Buddhism or Christianity) once they grow the numbers, then ask for sharia and special laws. And when they can, they take the power of the country and make it a Muslim country. No democracy , no mercy for minorities there onwards. Non-Muslims are depressed and killed.
    See why terrorism is allowed in Islam: http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Why_Terrorism_is_Allowed_in_Islam

    Further Islam allows its followers to cheat infidels in order to covet them to Islam.
    (http://www.investigativeproject.org/3641/the-evils-of-the-muslim-brotherhood-evidence)
    Look at this own publication by an Islamic organisation. It says, Islamic woman is independent of her husband and has her own rights.
    “Muslim women have all the rights of their male counterparts. Islam granted full rights to women fourteen hundred years ago. Muslim women may own and dispose property; they may work, exercise voting powers and exercise numerous other rights freely without constraints. More so, Muslim women cannot be forced to marry against their will.”
    (http://www.whatisislamabout.com/islam/what-is-islam/)
    What a joke. In Islamic countries a woman is not allowed to walk without her husband / son or father. And he is prisoned under the hijab.
    Lying, Stealing, and Cheating to Victory: In a recent article titled “The Islamist Group’s Hidden Intentions,” appearing in Watani, the author Youssef Sidhom exposes a document “which carries the logos of both the Muslim Brotherhood and its political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party.” Written by the Deputy to the Supreme Guide, Khairat el-Shater and addressed “to all the Brotherhood branches in the governorates,” the memo calls on Muslims to cheat, block votes, and “resort to any method that can change the vote” to ensure that Morsi wins, which, of course, he just did—amidst many accusations of electoral fraud. El-Shater concluded his memo by saying, “You must understand, brothers, that our interest lies wherever there is the Sharia of Allah, and this can only be by preserving the [MB] group and preserving Islam.”

    In short, the Muslim Brotherhood has not changed; only Western opinion of it has. As it was since its founding in 1928, the group is committed to empowering and spreading Sharia law—a law that preaches hate for non-Muslim “infidels,” especially Islam’s historic nemesis, Christianity, and allows anything, from lying to cheating, to make Islam supreme. Now that the Brotherhood has finally achieved power, the world can prepare to see such aspects on a grand scale.
    It is rather apparent the reference to “satin” in Christianity and reference to “mara” in Buddhism must be referred to the same, that is Islam and its God Allah. According to Christianity and to Buddhism, there is a dooms day; where e the world destroys, when people are sinners. It must be referred to a situation where Islam conquers the world. Or rather “satin” or “mara” conquer the world. Then the glory of the world is gone. And world get destroyed itself.

    So via democracy, kindness the world simply cannot deal with Islam. Islam is such that It is like a cancer. By loving the cancer or by been nice to cancer, you can’t get rid from that. You need to treat the cancer in such a way to get rid from that.

    The mechanism in Myanmar, is thus rather justified. Since they understood that Islam is growing and soon, they will be slaves under Islam hypocrisy and depression. A problem which cannot be addressed democratically or with a human feelings. Look, what happened in all Buddhist countries, in all peaceful countries. Islam enters and they simply destroy it. E.g. Sri Lankan, India, Maldives, Bangladesh etc etc.

    The American Approach is better, but is in macro level. Mass scale Muslim depression. While America treats the would cancer like that, small nations like Myanmar or Sri Lanka need to act in a grass root level to get rid form the world cancer.
    Sri Lankans, if they need to be safe, have to think about Something like in Myanmar, before it is too late. I think Sri Lankan Buddhist are ( or they used to be ) too good and too innocent. Bodu Bala Sena is doing a marvellous duty by making it clear to Sinhalese. Let’s hope the Glory of the world will remain longer, with No Islam Hypocrisy.

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      Peace Lover,

      “Islam however, whoever says what, Is a barbaric religion. The religion asks to kill those who do not believe in Islam. The justification is, “it is better to kill them than let them live with no faith on Allah” so killing infidels is this justified as “for the betterment of infidels”

      Karl Marx Said, ” Religion is the Opium of the masses”

      ALL religion are barbaric, including Sinhala monk Mahanama “Buddhism”. Ask the Sri Lankan Tamil victims.

      1. While is is very true that the Quran has violent verses, the Quran was “revealed” during two phases. The Meccan period. the First 13 years of Islam. The verses during this period were very peaceful, and the Muslims were driven out from Mecca and an assassination attempt was made on prophet Mohamed.

      2. The Medina period, about 10 years, when the Meccans tried to kill and annihilate the Muslims. The Quran responded with defensive and violent “Revelations” for survival. So, you need to read the verses before and after the quoted verses, and the while Chapter.

      3. The violent verses are not unique to the Quran. Read the Old Testament and see what it says.

      4. Yes, Buddhism as taught by Buddha is peaceful. However, the Monk Mahanama “Buddhism” called Sinhala “Buddhist” Racism is very violent. Read about 1958, 1983 and 2009, in Sri Lanka.

      5. When Prophet Mohamed entered Mecca finally
      , there were hardly any massacres of Meccans. They treated them as fellow citizens. See what was done to the Tamils in 1958, 1983 and 2009.

      So, one needs to dispute with historical facts.

      The current problem Muslims have is with the Wahhabis and the Mullahs. This goes back to mre than 1,000 years. There were no problems with the Sufis, and the Wahhabi Devils want to Kill the Sufis, and all others.

      That is why many Muslims calm, the Wahhabi are the Agents of the Devil.

      Celestial Dictatorship. A kind of Divine North Korea,

      Listen to :

      Greatest Anti-Religion speech? Christopher Hitchens

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pmArHBW9ns

      Buddhism The Great Evil — Part 1

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

      Buddhism The Great Evil — Part 2

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clcs2PSze0I

      How To Shut Up Pesky Creationists

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK3O6KYPmEw

      Uploaded on Sep 6, 2007
      Easy to understand evidence for a common ape-like human/chimp ancestor. One of thousands of collaborating pieces of evidence, but this one is very conceptual. Whip it out anytime a creationist starts preaching.

      Watch the entire lecture “The Collapse of Intelligent Design” given by Ken Miller at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVRsWA..

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    Where is followers of Islam , pls come and comment on this

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      Bebon,

      “Where is followers of Islam , pls come and comment on this”

      Looks like only LTTE , GTF, GTTF followers, Monk Mahanama followers are awake along with the other “undesirables”.

      The Church declared Atheists Terrorists and burned them. Now the Saudi King wants to call them “Terrorists”.

      Read about the inquisition.

      They actuality burned Giardano Bruno, for supporting the Sun centered Universe, and other “crimes”, and the Pope could not make the Sun go around the Earth, unlike Joshua .

      Thank you Copernicus-Galileo-Kepler-Newton Quartos for clearing the doubts.

      Looks like history is repeating.

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    Sri Lanka is headed in the same direction as Saudi Arabia. Very soon, our parliament too will enact legislation that is very similar to the ‘terrorism’ laws passed recently in Saudi Arabia. That will be in addition to the terrorism laws already in place here.

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