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By Latheef Farook

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Sri Lanka’s abstention from voting on UNESCO resolution on Israeli atrocities on Masjid Al Aqsa: Insults island’s Muslims and Muslims worldwide

On Thursday 13 October 2016 Sri Lanka, once a strong defender of brutalised Palestinian rights, abstained from voting on UNESCO resolution which deprecated Israeli violations in and around the al-Haram al-Sharif, Masjid Al Aqsa, compound in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds.

This shocking U Turn in the island’s once proud and respected neutral foreign policy, insults the island’s Muslims and around 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide who always stood by the island especially during times of adversity though successive governments and the mainstream media failed to recognise or appreciate.

israeli-violations-in-and-around-the-al-haram-al-sharif-masjid-al-aqsa-compound-in-the-occupied-old-city-of-jerusalem-al-qudsSri Lanka’s abstention in favour of Israeli atrocities demonstrated the bankruptcy of the crisis ridden Yahapalanaya government’s short sighted foreign policy of blindly aligning with US and thereby being indifferent to all US led European Israeli war crimes on Muslims worldwide.

What was further shocking is that in its drive to please US and Israel, the government has dismissed the Muslim community’s unstinted support which played a decisive role in bringing UNP government to power after losing more than two dozen elections.

In its resolution UNESCO, (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has strongly condemned “the escalating Israeli aggression, its illegal measures and called on “Israel, the occupying power, to respect the historic status quo and to immediately stop these measures.”

The resolution also criticized the “continuous storming of Haram al-Sharif by the Israeli right-wing extremists and uniformed forces. “The resolution ignored Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, used only Muslim names for the Jerusalem Old City holy sites and was harshly critical of Israel for what it termed “provocative abuses that violate the sanctity and integrity” of the area.

The resolution starts by affirming the “importance of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls for the three monotheistic religions,” but then goes on to accuse Israel — which it consistently calls “the occupying power” — of a long list of wrongdoings. The text “firmly deplores the continuous storming” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram AL Sharif — Muslim names for the Temple Mount compound and the mosque located there — “by Israeli right-wing extremists and uniformed forces.”

It also decries Israeli works in the Western Wall Plaza, which it terms the al-Burak plaza after the Muslim name for the site.

Masjid Al Aqsa remains the third holiest place in Islam after Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina. Thus is it is dear to the hearts of every Muslim in the world. Ever since Israel occupied Jerusalem in June 1967 war of aggression Israel has unleashed unprecedented violence against Palestinian worshippers to Al Aqsa.

According to Ma’am News Agency “Palestinians come under routine fierce attacks as they attempt with their bare hands, sticks and stones to prevent repeated violent assaults by Israeli occupation forces into Jerusalem’s  mosque compound. The violence comes as Israeli-backed Jewish extremist groups bent on destroying Al Aqsa mosque, and construct a Jewish “Third Temple” in its place.

Israeli forces injuring worshippers by firing stun grenades, tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets remain a daily occurrence. The Jerusalem Municipality and government ministries directly fund and support these extremists showing the official support to this hooliganism.

One tactic Israel has used more frequently to facilitate the incursions is to issue banning orders against Palestinian volunteers whose goal is to maintain a constant presence at the compound.
The next step many fear could be a physical partition of the compound between Jews and Muslims, following the model Israel imposed on the Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron after the 1994 massacre by an American-born Jewish settler who killed 29 Palestinian men and boys who were performing Ramadan prayers.

The UNESCO resolution is to uphold justice and condemn the lawlessness and atrocities of the Israeli occupation forces.

Under such circumstance abstaining from voting for this resolution means the Sri Lankan government has dismissed justice and discarded the just cause of Palestinians and Muslims worldwide in its drive to support Israeli lawlessness and barbarity. The irony is that Israel is an entity established in violation of all moral, legal and ethical principles cherished by humanity throughout the ages has committed more than 60 massacres of Palestinians.

Sri Lanka’s abstention is not something unexpected in view of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s pro-western mind-set. In fact he was one of the few prime ministers in the world who refused to condemn America’s illegal invasion and destruction of oil rich Iraq in 2003 and the massacre of more than a million and half innocent Iraqi.

It was said by many that when UNP Muslim parliamentarians tried to condemn the American invasion of Iraq Mr Wickremasinghe had asked them to do so after leaving the government.
In the 1960s and 1970s Sri Lankan voice was highly respected in all third world forums for its support to oppressed people worldwide in their struggle for freedom. Under the circumstance the need of the hour is to reestablish the image of Sri. This cannot be achieved by rolling red carpet to war criminals.

For more than six decades Israelis tried many time to sneak into the island but were expelled time and again by successive Sri Lankan government.

It was defeated President Mahinda Rajapaksa, so called champion of Palestinians rights, opened the door for Zionist presence here. Zionists grabbed the opportunity. They got President Mahinda Rajapaksa, then Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake and a parliamentary delegation led by then Leader of the House Nimal Sripala De Silva to visit Israel. Since then several ministers and top officials visited Israel. Certainly a great achievement for Israel.

This policy continues with greater intensity today. Since assuming office the UNP led government has opened the island to Zionist Jews whose global agenda is to destroy and eliminate Islam and Muslims worldwide. Under such circumstance they are not here to help Sri Lanka in any way but to implement their designs which would turn the country into a killing field.

They are so successful that they got even President Maithripala Sirisena to visit the holocaust museum in Germany- exploited by Zionist Jews as a weapon to win sympathy to establish their racist state of Israel in Palestine with US-European support. Perhaps President Sirisena was not aware of the seriousness and the implications of this visit.

The present international political scenario is for US, Britain and Europe to destroy the Middle East, under the guise of fighting war on terrorism, to create Greater Israel. The RSS government in India whose declared agenda is to eliminate Islam and Muslims from India has joined US-European-Israeli – Axis.

Indications are that Sri Lanka is also being absorbed into this Axis.

However despite Sri Lanka throwing its weight behind this AXIS the island was not flooded with foreign investment. Instead continues to depend on remittance mainly from Sri Lankan expatriates from the Gulf state without which the economy may even collapse.

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  • 21
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    Where does Latheef Farook Live ?

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      Jim

      Are you in the payroll of the CIA or Mossad?

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        My short question was is he writing from USa ?, why enjoying that hospotality he criticizes a smaller country to which muslims have started bullying.

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      jim softy

      Sri Lanka is not the greatest country in the world. Ask any Tamil.

      Is America the greatest country in the word? Some Opinions.

      America is not the Greatest Country in the World Any More, though it used to be. Why? Syrians are thankful to Russia for fighting Against the Terrorist ISIS and Al-Nusra Who are supported by Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Gulf States, USA and Europe.

      https://www.facebook.com/AzizElaliOfficial/videos/1715502048674460/

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      To understand the problem with a honest intellectual outlook on how all these things began and functions through Mass Murder and killings, this video clip is a masterpiece.

      The evil gangs and their NEW WORLD ORDER that destroyed many countries around the world and the MAJOR PARTY IN THE PALESTINE land grab, who are ruling the world is thus exposed….An excellent lecture by G. Edward Griffin entitled “The Quigley Formula: A conspiratorial view of history as taught by the conspirators themselves”

      The Quigley Formula – G. Edward Griffin lecture
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynVqPnMQ2sI

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    Two points, the position to ‘abstain’ is a neutral position.

    Then, who is in love with Israel now, Saudi Arabia; reminding us all that your enemies enemy is your best friend. Iran, anyone ?

    Palestine aside, today almost all Muslims are killed by Muslims. A Holy War between the coreligionists.

    Shall we look ourselves in the mirror ?

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    Abstaining is literally being neutral. The only bias is from this author, who seems to make two mistakes:
    First the assumption that Sri Lankan Muslims as a homogeneity are obliged to show kinship towards Palestinians, purely due to religion.
    Secondly, that it is righteous to deny the Israeli jews’ relationship to their most holy site.

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    You are blaming Sri Lanka for not opposing Israeli occupation? Who funds Israeli occupation. Certainly, the US. $3.8B USD per year. Then there is KSA. KSA is buying weapons from Israel, see here: (http://www.ibtimes.com/israel-supplying-saudi-arabia-weapons-fight-yemen-rebels-iranian-media-claims-1945400). KSA is also buying Israeli drones (among the best in the world) from a third-party.

    If the Arab countries were serious about the Palestinian issue, they have a number of options. The first is to offer full citizenship rights to all displaced Palestinians. The second option is to use oil as a weapon of war against the West, thereby forcing the West to take serious action against Israel. The Arab countries are not interested in any of these options. Egypt is actively cooperating with Israel in the blockade of Gaza, KSA is buying Israeli weapons, and Turkey recently renewed its diplomatic relations with Israel. These are some of the same Arab countries that supported the UNESCO resolution.

    As for Sri Lanka, it has to put its security interests ahead of foreign human rights interests. Israel is a major arms supplier; some of those weapons, like drones, will probably be hard to get elsewhere.

    Conclusion: it is up to the Arab countries to stop the Israeli occupation. They have to exert pressure on the US, like they did to convince the US to destroy Yemen and Syria.

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      Can we have Less…Ter pls?

      “If the Arab countries were serious about the Palestinian issue, they have a number of options. The first is to offer full citizenship rights to all displaced Palestinians.”

      So that Israel can have Palestine? Pull the other one, hymie.

      As the old people say “the Serpent Satan shook, Those Jewish hearts that are his waspish nest”.

      Things have not changed.

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      Lester

      “If the Arab countries were serious about the Palestinian issue, they have a number of options. The first is to offer full citizenship rights to all displaced Palestinians. “

      Stick to historical facts.

      The Palestinians, both Christian and Muslim, had Citizenship Rights in Palestine, when they comprised 95% of the Population during 1895. It was the British with the infamous Sykes-Picot agreement, and the Balfour Declaration of 1916. that gave the Land to the Jews from the Ottoman Empire. The Jews occupied Palestine. Historically, as per Bible, Joshua, by ethnically clensing the Philistines and Canaanites, where were the original inhabitants of the land, occupied the land, until they were dispersed by the Roman occupiers.

      The Arabs were Stupid. They trusted the British more than the Ottoman’s, who were their former colonial masters, and they exchanged Ottoman’s to the British and French, and they were worse off. ( Are the Sinhala and Tamils, with average IQ 79, stupider than the Arabs, with Average IQ 84?) What you see now are the repercussions of this arrangement. They all are part of the Great Game of the 19th and 20th Centuries to contain Russia by the British and the French.

      The British could have given the North and East of Sri Lanka to Tamils, the Tamils Eelam, or given Lanka to the Tamils and tell the Sinhala, now you get back to your homeland India, and settle in Bihar, Orissa and Bengal, with your kith and kin.

      Sykes–Picot Agreement
      The Sykes–Picot Agreement /ˈsaɪks pi.ko/, officially known as the Asia Minor Agreement, was a secret 1916 agreement between Great Britain and France, to which the Russian Empire assented. The agreement defined their mutually agreed spheres of influence and control in Southwestern Asia. The agreement was based on the premise that the Triple Entente would succeed in defeating the Ottoman Empire during World War I. The negotiations leading to the agreement occurred between November 1915 and March 1916 and it was signed 16 May 1916. The deal was exposed to the public in Izvestia and Pravda on 23 November 1917 and in the British Guardian on November 26, 1917.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sykes%E2%80%93Picot_Agreement

      Balfour Declaration

      The Balfour Declaration was a letter dated 2 November 1917 from the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland. It read:

      His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balfour_Declaration

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        Amarasiri:

        The real history is always more useful than UN history. Muslims were ready to conquer all of Western Europe; see Battle of Vienna. Muslims occupied Spain for 800 years. What about Constantinople? Today it is the barbarian capital known as Istanbul. But really it belongs to the Greeks. Jerusalem is what Israelis & Palestinians are actually fighting about, not Palestine. Who does Jerusalem belong to? Muslims claim ownership based on the Quran; I will let you decide the authenticity of that for yourself.
        Don’t forget the Six-Day War. The Arabs had their chance and lost. War is war, winner gets the lion’s share.

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          Lester,

          “Don’t forget the Six-Day War. The Arabs had their chance and lost. War is war, winner gets the lion’s share.”

          Amarasiri said: “The Arabs were Stupid”. You are giving additional support to this statement.

          “Muslims were ready to conquer all of Western Europe; see Battle of Vienna. Muslims occupied Spain for 800 years. What about Constantinople? “

          Arabs are a race. Arabs are Christian as well as Muslims. Only about 20% of the Muslims are Arabs. Islam is a belief system, and those who follow that belief system are called Muslims, independent of race and creed.

          Where did the Jews go from Spain? To the Ottoman Empire, to the Muslims?

          You need to get the historical background and facts straight.

          If you really study empires and civilizations, including Islamic, Genghis Kahn, Roman etc, you will notice that

          1. Initially, it was Arab Imperialism, that propelled the conquests. Islam did unite the Arabs under their “own” Prophet. The non-Arabs were not allowed to be Muslims. They charged more taxes on non-Muslims, but those taxes were still lower than those charged by the Byzantine Greeks.

          2. They gave the religious freedom, and non-interference in the internal religious controversies. Many liked that.

          3. Many conquered peoples thought that God was really behind the Arabs and the Muslims. That is why they were successful and winning the wars. The mighty Persian Empire also fell. Why? God was behind the Muslims?

          4. Conversations were allowed later. While this increased the Muslim population, the authorities did not like it, because it meant reduced taxes, as the Muslims were charged only 2.5% Tax.

          5. They did allow for religious freedom and knowledge freedom, and made many advances in the sciences, before the religious Ulema controlled the masses and the authorities in the 12th century. there was active debate between Revelation and Reason. Read up on Islamic Philosophers and the Greeks.

          Compared to Christians, especially Catholics, Genghis Kahn and the “Christian”., Pope-“Supported” Nazis, the Muslim Conquests were milder.

          References:

          1. Hitchens DEMOLISHES the Catholic Church
          Published on Oct 27, 2014
          The great Christopher Hitchens destroys the Catholic Church in this amazing opening statement of the “Is the Catholic Church a force for good in the world?” debate

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAxgnd8mYr0

          2. Renown Astrophysicist Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson explains what went wrong with Islam.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZCuF733p88

          3. 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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            Amarisiri:

            A lot of logical errors in your reading of Islam. I recommend you don’t rely on “National Geographic” or “Discovery Channel”, as they will give a false picture.

            Start with Muhammed himself. What happened to the Banu Qurazaya, a Jewish tribe who surrendered to the “peaceful” Arabs? Muhammed himself executed (beheaded) at least 600 Jews.

            What about the Kabaa? Why did Muhammed destroy all 360 of the idols there after he conquered Mecca in 631 AD?

            Next, proceed to the Ridda Wars. Abu Bakr reunited the Arabian tribes by force, killing more than 10000 Arabs in the process. The only “crimes” of these tribes was that they did not pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr.

            “They charged more taxes on non-Muslims, but those taxes were still lower than those charged by the Byzantine Greeks.”

            The conquered people had three choices. Convert to Islam, pay a tax (jizya), or face death. The only way to improve their standing in society was to convert.

            “The mighty Persian Empire also fell. Why? God was behind the Muslims?”

            The Persian Empire fell because the Persians were tired after fighting with the Sassanians for centuries.

            “They did allow for religious freedom and knowledge freedom, and made many advances in the sciences.”

            No, they didn’t make any advances in the sciences. They took knowledge from the Greeks and translated it. They also stole the printing press from the Chinese.

            What about India? The Taj Mahal was built with slave labor. The marble comes from Hindu temples. Just like Muhammed destroyed the idols at Kabaa, the Moguls went crazy destroying every idol they could find in India.

            “The Muslim conquests, down to the 16th century, were for the Hindus a pure struggle of life and death. Entire cities were burnt down and the populations massacred, with hundreds of thousands killed in every campaign, and similar numbers deported as slaves. Every new invader made (often literally) his hills of Hindus skulls. Thus, the conquest of Afghanistan in the year 1000 was followed by the annihilation of the Hindu population; the region is still called the Hindu Kush, i.e. Hindu slaughter. The Bahmani sultans (1347-1480) in central India made it a rule to kill 100,000 captives in a single day, and many more on other occasions. The conquest of the Vijayanagar empire in 1564 left the capital plus large areas of Karnataka depopulated. And so on.”

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              Lester

              “Start with Muhammed himself. What happened to the Banu Qurazaya, a Jewish tribe who surrendered to the “peaceful” Arabs? Muhammed himself executed (beheaded) at least 600 Jews.”

              You are repeating the Western Christian explanations. What are the historical facts? How many fellow Citizens, Tamils, did the Sri Lanka army slaughter during 2009 AFTER surrender, who were combatants, not traitors? 600? 6,000? 60,000?

              This was war with Meccans and treason by the Jewish Tribe, and punishment for treason. It is my understanding that that Tribe were traitors.The women and children were soared, unlike the Sri Lankan Army.

              The period of Muhammad in Medina started with the Hijra (migration to Medina) in 622 and ended with the conquest of Mecca in December 629. This was war and treason, and punishment for treason. It is my understanding that that Tribe were traitors.

              Compare that with Genghis Kahn. He killed close to million inhabitants and destroyed cities, 500 years later in the 13th century. Do you want to know what the Europeans did in the New word ti the Natives?

              A delegation from Medina, consisting of the representatives of the twelve important clans of Medina, invited Muhammad as a neutral outsider to serve as the chief arbitrator for the entire community. There was fighting in Yathrib (Medina) mainly involving its Arab and Jewish inhabitants for around a hundred years before 620. The recurring slaughters and disagreements over the resulting claims, especially after the battle of Bu’ath in which all the clans were involved, made it obvious to them that the tribal conceptions of blood-feud and an eye for an eye were no longer workable unless there was one man with authority to adjudicate in disputed cases. The delegation from Medina pledged themselves and their fellow-citizens to accept Muhammad into their community and physically protect him as one of themselves.

              This is an interesting episode in the 7th century Arabia.This is a long story, but in a nutshell, they, Banu Qurazaya, a Jewish tribe, turned out to be traitors against Mohamed when attacked by the Meccans.

              Muhammad expelled from Medina the Banu Qaynuqa, one of the three main Jewish tribes. Jewish opposition “may well have been for political as well as religious reasons”. On religious grounds, the Jews were skeptical of the possibility of a non-Jewish prophet,and also had concerns about possible incompatibilities between the Qur’an and their own scriptures. The Qur’an’s response regarding the possibility of a non-Jew being a prophet was that Abraham was not a Jew. The Qur’an also stated that it was “restoring the pure monotheism of Abraham which had been corrupted in various, clearly specified, ways by Jews and Christians”. According to Francis Edwards Peters, “The Jews also began secretly to connive with Muhammad’s enemies in Mecca to overthrow him.”[

              Following the battle of Badr, Muhammad also made mutual-aid alliances with a number of Bedouin tribes to protect his community from attacks from the northern part of Hejaz.

              During the Battle of the Trench, the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayza who were located at the south of Medina were charged with treachery. After the retreat of the coalition, Muslims besieged Banu Qurayza, the remaining major Jewish tribe in Medina. The Banu Qurayza surrendered and all the men, apart from a few who converted to Islam, were beheaded, while all the women and children were enslaved. In dealing with Muhammad’s treatment of the Jews of Medina, aside from political explanations, Arab historians and biographers have explained it as “the punishment of the Medina Jews, who were invited to convert and refused, perfectly exemplify the Quran’s tales of what happened to those who rejected the prophets of old.” F.E. Peters, a western scholar of Islam, states that Muhammad’s treatment of Jews of Medina was essentially political being prompted by what Muhammad read as treasonous and not some transgression of the law of God. Peters adds that Muhammad was possibly emboldened by his military successes and also wanted to push his advantage. Economical motivations according to Peters also existed since the poorness of the Meccan migrants was a source of concern for Muhammad. Peters argues that Muhammad’s treatment of the Jews of Medina was “quite extraordinary”, “matched by nothing in the Qur’an”, and is “quite at odds with Muhammad’s treatment of the Jews he encountered outside Medina.” According to Welch, Muhammad’s treatment of the three major Jewish tribes brought Muhammad closer to his goal of organizing a community strictly on a religious basis. He adds that some Jews from other families were, however, allowed to remain in Medina.

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_in_Medina

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                Amarasiri:

                You are missing the larger point. As I said on here before, Muhammed was a warrior, not a prophet. How can a prophet possibly behead hundreds of unarmed people? Of course the women and children were spared. The women were taken as slaves and the children probably forced to convert. It is the same thing ISIS is doing in Syria. The point is that Muhammed never renounced violence, which is probably the reason that we see so much violence in the Islamic world today. Christians imitate Jesus, Buddhists imitate Buddha, Muslims imitate Muhammed – now you see the issue. The other issue is that Muslims are not allowed to question the Quran.

                “How many fellow Citizens, Tamils, did the Sri Lanka army slaughter during 2009 AFTER surrender, who were combatants, not traitors? 600? 6,000? 60,000?”

                How many Japanese did the Americans vaporize by dropping two atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Anyway, a soldier is a soldier. A prophet is a prophet. The two should not be mixed together. If you read Gandhi’s autobiography, there were many times when his followers wanted to take up arms against the Muslims. Gandhi’s reaction was to go on a fast. Gandhi was not a prophet, but you can see the way the type of mindset they cultivate.

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                  Lester

                  “You are missing the larger point. As I said on here before, Muhammed was a warrior, not a prophet. How can a prophet possibly behead hundreds of unarmed people? Of course the women and children were spared. “

                  I think you are missing the history and “traditions” of 7th Century Arabia. You are also misled and brainwashed by the West. Hope you accept the Heliocentric model as opposed to the Geocentric Model of the Solar system,long supported by the West and the Church, as per Joshua.

                  1. The Jewish Tribesmen were traitors, because they were among the Inhabitants, both Jewish and Arabic, both non-Muslim and Muslims, and when the Meccans attacked, tried to support them.

                  The punishment was the standard punishment at that time, and the decision was made by the others, and Mohamed went along with it . However, the women an children were spared. Now compare that with the Crusaders capturing Jerusalem, and capturing both the Jewish and Muslim population in the City.

                  2. Prophets are people and they make human decisions. By definition, the “Prophets” are appointed by God. I am not aware that Prophets cannot pass judgement on people and punish wrong doers, when God Himself, as per Theology, punishes people wholesale. Just read the Bible, about Sodom and Gomorrah.

                  The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. … Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. … Genesis 19:18 Or No, Lord; or No, my lord.

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                    Amarasiri:

                    First of all, I am an atheist, so I have no particular affinity for any religion.

                    Regarding Muhammed, apparently the “God” told him slavery is okay, executing prisoners is okay, child marriage is okay, etc. Or the more likely scenario, Christianity and Judaism preceded Islam, and Muhammed simply picked up certain aspects of these traditions at his convenience, eventually claiming his own style was superior. There is very little that is original in Islam, so either the “God” lost his creative abilities or (more likely) Muhammed simply made use of whatever he thought was convenient. In fact, when looking at the Abrahamic religions, there is very little that is original par se. Most of the Christian holidays are pagan holidays, many of the life events of the “Jesus” figure are actually based on those of the Greek god Dionysus, and most of the Old Testament (creation story, flood story, etc.) are based on Sumerian/Babylonian mythology.

                    Given the above, I presume you can see the contradiction. Here we have a tradition (Islam) that lacks originality, based on two other traditions (Christianity/Judaism), that also lack originality. Lack of originality suggests neither of these three religions are authentic. Therefore, those who claim to be “prophets” based on claims to authenticity should be looked at with suspicion. However, out of all the prophets, the only one who engaged in blatant violence and aggression was Muhammed.

                    

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        Amarey, on the ‘dot’ you are.

        As a person of history, I recommend you read ‘Paris 1919’ by Margaret MacMillan.

        Here’s a documentary from the Canadians on the subject.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZAwBI67-1Y

        Cheers.
        Vishva.

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          vishvajith

          Thanks for the link on a documentary from the Canadians on the subject.

          Strongly suggest you watch All Quiet on the Western Front. Links for the trailer and a movie ate given below. That deals with what was happening in Germany and the lost generation. One may extend that to other nations. The Russian Revolution started because of WW 1 and gave an opportunity for the Western Imperialists to further consolidate their colonial empires.

          End of WW 1 was the start of World War 2.

          All Quiet on the Western Front Trailer 1979 film

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX1PW2n8POg

          All Quiet on the Western Front 1930 720p
          A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prI74c4k6KY

          Be aware of history.

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        Socialist tyrant- uduran kanna pakshya

        Russia and China would have been in the hands of superior Japan and Germany if not for the hard working American settlers who funded the very fabric of Stalin and Mao- Both killed their own people by the millions to form a One Nation One People totalitarianism and communist regimes- So Maggie Tatcher says
        Margaret Thatcher — ‘The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.’- udran kanna pakshya.
        PUTIN asked for $2 billion and WTO from Bush to let USA/UK bomb Iraq (he never speaks much about Iraq does he??) Once he got WTO he blew his top after Libya. Now he does not have money once again and is seducing Modi because China has got 70% of the elusive gas line.
        Amara tribe Bedouin your KNOWLEDGE ABOUT OTHERS IS TWISTED BECAUSE OF LOW LEVEL EDUCATION AT PERADENIYA (TRADE UNION EDUCATION)AFFILIATIONS AND PAYMASTER.

        A good man from an aristocratic Dutch family believed in love they neighbour as thy self and practiced it in full. When Pearl habour was hit he let them have it all- but did not drop the Big or Small he made- Truman the unelected did because he was low down scum who saw the poor as skunk.

        Roosevelt’s “bombshell” message to the world monetary conference in 1933 effectively ended any major efforts by the world powers to collaborate on ending the worldwide depression, and allowed Roosevelt a free hand in economic policy.[173] Roosevelt was a lifelong free-trader and anti-imperialist. Ending European colonialism was one of his objectives.[174]

        The main foreign policy initiative of Roosevelt’s first term was the Good Neighbor Policy, which was a re-evaluation of U.S. policy towards Latin America. Since the Monroe Doctrine of 1823, this area had been seen as an American sphere of influence. American forces were withdrawn from Haiti, and new treaties with Cuba and Panama ended their status as U.S. protectorates. In December 1933, Roosevelt signed the Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States, renouncing the right to intervene unilaterally in the affairs of Latin American countries.[175]

        By the beginning of 1945, however, with the Allied armies advancing into Germany and the Soviets in control of Poland, the postwar issues came into the open. In February, Roosevelt met with Churchill at Malta[265] and traveled to Yalta, in Crimea, to meet again with Stalin and Churchill. While Roosevelt maintained his confidence that Stalin would keep his Yalta promises regarding free elections in eastern Europe, one month after Yalta ended, Roosevelt’s Ambassador to the USSR Averell Harriman cabled Roosevelt that “we must come clearly to realize that the Soviet program is the establishment of totalitarianism, ending personal liberty and democracy as we know it.”[266] Two days later, Roosevelt began to admit that his view of Stalin had been excessively optimistic and that “Averell is right.”[266]

        TODAYS DEMOCRATS ARE CRYING FOR MEN LIKE HIM BUT ALAS WE HAVE CLINTON FOUNDATION MINTING MONEY TO LIVE IN SPACE AND CONTROL THE WORLD WITH ROBOTS.
        So we have Trump to defend civilization offer better employment and in short undo the spin America and the world is in- its hard but must be won for all to survive.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_D._Roosevelt

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          Gabber Singh

          “Amara tribe Bedouin your KNOWLEDGE ABOUT OTHERS IS TWISTED BECAUSE OF LOW LEVEL EDUCATION AT PERADENIYA (TRADE UNION EDUCATION)AFFILIATIONS AND PAYMASTER.”

          Gabber Singh, your low-IQ and red-neck characteristics are coming to the surface.

          You are forgetting what WW1 and WW2 were all about.

          WW 1 was the Western European imperialist War to raid the counties and colonize them.

          WW 2 was the Western European imperialist War and Japanese Imperialist War to raid the counties and colonize them.

          United States did not want to get involved in Colonialism. In fact, the US refused to join the league of Nations.

          Trump is an Idiot, who was primarily supported by red necks. The American red necks also believe that the Sun goes around the Earth.The Idiocy of Trumph was clearly shown by his performance in the three Presidential debates.

          1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says

          http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/277058739/1-in-4-americans-think-the-sun-goes-around-the-earth-survey-says

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            Amara tribe Bedouin your KNOWLEDGE ABOUT OTHERS IS TWISTED BECAUSE OF LOW LEVEL EDUCATION AT PERADENIYA (TRADE UNION EDUCATION)AFFILIATIONS AND PAYMASTER.

            For some, Donald Trump’s dark border dreams are already a reality
            A wall between the US and Mexico was seen by many as a symbol of Trump’s brand of nationalism – yet just such a barrier already splits the two countries for 700 of the frontier’s 2,000 miles.
            “Our response to Trump saying ‘more walls’ is to scream: ‘We’ve been there, we’ve done that!’ More work to be done by Gassing Amara tribe the parasites.

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      Wouldn’t it be easy for the zionists to have Arab nations give the Palestinians full citizenship. Instead of sticking within the 1967 Green Lines given to them by the UN? The land thieves have stolen acres of Palestinian territory, by military violence, homes of the poor Palestinians bulldozed and demolished, farms destroyed, and behaved like filthy bandits without morals. They have lied, killed, and kept this occupation going, to make it easy to achieve their ultimate objective – get rid of all the indigenous Arabs and take over their territories.
      The other Arabs nations are partly to be blamed for their plight, because many of them do not want to displease the US, the protecter of Israel.

      This statement has (obviously) been denied by the zionists, but history shows this is exactly what has happened to the Palestinians.

      “We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.” -David Ben Gurion (1948) “

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        As long as the dollar is the reserve currency, the USA controls the world’s financial system. OPEC controls the oil supply. This arrangement is why House of Saud/KSA will not pressure the USA to act on Palestine. House of Saud is very corrupt, without the petro dollar, they could not enjoy their luxury lifestyles. KSA is also weak, from a security perspective. That is why they turned to the USA when Saddam attacked. Without the USA there, ISIS could probably tear apart KSA in a few weeks. So, KSA is in bed with the USA, that is why Bin-Laden attacked New York.

        Within the above context, who are the Palestinians? Other than the Jordanians, the Arabs don’t care much. Hezbollah is the best defense against Israel, but Sunnis hate the Shiaa more than the Jews. Only Iran is arming Hezbollah, while the Gulf Nations are funding Sunni militants with millions a month to overthrow Assad. The real goal of the Arab nations is not to liberate Palestine. It is to destroy Iran and start a new Caliphate.

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          I agree with much of what you said. This is a proxy war by two sect, and it seems SA is now willing to get into bed with Israel, two devious peas in a pod. Who could guess that one day we will see these two nations as thick as thieves. Israel is involved in many upheavals in that region, and it seems the US is being assisted by them in toppling regimes that no longer are useful to the US. Right now we know that the so called “rebels” in Syria have been trained and armed by the US/Israel and although Assad is a dictator, these nations have added to the chaos going on. On the other side you get Russia/Iran. The poor Syrian people end up suffering.

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        Menik

        ““We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.” -David Ben Gurion (1948) “

        Are you sure it was David Ben Gurion who said the above?

        It sounds like Wimal Sangili Karruppan Weerawansa commanding the Sri Lankan armed forces.

        Did David Ben Gurion plagiarise it from the military wisdom of Wimal?

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          Native Vedda:

          “““We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.” -David Ben Gurion (1948)”

          That is what ISIS is doing in Northern Syria and Mosul (Iraq). The Shias, Christians and Yazidis in these areas were killed, expelled, or put into slavery. Sunni apologists like Latheef Farook will not write about it.

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            ISIS is a terror group, Israel is a terror state. The difference is ISIS does not go around bragging that they are the “only” democracy in the ME. Israel should be held to a higher standard than any terror group.

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              ISIS had the full backing of Saudi Arabia and Turkey. More than 50K foreigners crossed the Turkish border into Syria to join ISIS. Where did ISIS get its money and weapons? Only after ISIS attacked France, the West started backtracking on ISIS. Now they pretend to bomb a few targets here and there, what a joke. When Russia is bombing Eastern Aleppo day and night, where ISIS is hiding, US is threatening sanctions against Russia. Who is afraid of ISIS getting crushed?

              The point is that the Gulf nations (KSA, Jordan, Turkey, Qatar, etc.) were okay with ISIS ethnic cleansing Aleppo, Mosul, and Idlib. Turkey could have gone into Northern Syria 3 years ago and put an end to ISIS in 1 month.

              You can’t secretly support one group of terrorists and then whine about Israel.

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                Lester

                ISIS didn’t pop out over night.

                Israel was not built on Ghanti’s doctrine of Ahimsa, nonviolence.

                Revisit, cheap oil, strategic interests in middle east, cold war, Afghanistan, collapse of Iran and flight of Shah, regional power politics, ………………. and combination of million or more things have created the situation that the middle east is in.

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                  Native Vedda:

                  Again, back to the Six Day War. The Arabs did not care about 1967 borders, they were going to expel or kill every Jew in Palestine. That is the main reason why the borders of Israel expanded; they won those territories in a life and death war.

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          Native Vedda ,
          “”Did David Ben Gurion plagiarise it from the military wisdom of Wimal? “”
          That is like Tissarani Gunasekara quote requoted only by Sri Lankans but never by Indians.
          Our challenge is to devise some arrangement which enables us to coexist if not in amity then at least in forbearance.” Jawaharlal Nehru to Andre Malraux
          Jawaharlal Nehru believed that to deny the peculiarity of the Indian endeavour, to see it simply as a nation that emerged from the past, was to deny the true character of its problems and its promise.

          http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/politics/india-before-itself

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    Sri Lanka would be doing the biggest mistake getting entangled with one of the most disliked nations in the world – Israel. Israel has at least 77 UN resolutions against it, many for attacking it’s neighbors, using force against unarmed civilians, and it is criticized very strongly for the ongoing military occupation which has lasted over 60 years, the theft of lands for illegal settlements, and for the collective punishment of Palestinians, the victims of this occupation. The US has aided and been complicit in all these crimes, by giving this rogue nation billions in dollars as aid, and weapons. Why does Sri Lanka have to go against it’s own policies of supporting the Palestinian people, and have a unholy alliance with their oppressor? Israel is a devious nation, that acts like it is above all international laws and any decency, because it has the protection of the US.

    It is very disappointing that the Sri Lankan government decided to abstain from voting for this resolution. Obviously we are getting something in return, or Israel has managed to twist some arms, like they do with other nations. India is yet another shameful nation – it has made Israel their weapons supplier, and allowed the zionists into their nation, which will lead to regret one day. The US political system has been corrupted and poisoned by zionist money, Sri Lanka will be child’s play for them.

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    ‘Facts are stubborn’ they say so is the article. Well done!

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    How can one be “neutral” and support the Palestinian cause?

    What this author wants is to support the Palestinians, which is fine but to claim that SL should be “neutral” is silly.

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    It is not only Muslims here who were dismayed by Sri Lanka’s abstention, Mr Farook. Our government should explain to us why they failed to support this resolution.

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      because the largest export nation for buro lanka is USA and USA vetoed it- don’t you batth gullos read foreign affairs before taking the plunge into unknown territory- UNESCO stationed at France. The writing was on the wall that if Palestine gets into UN it would spoil the already rotten UN.

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      Manel Fonseka

      “Our government should explain to us why they failed to support this resolution.”

      Mangala has just managed to get them off his back on the issues of foreign judges and war crime investigation. Perhaps this is one luxury he can do without.

      “Cooperation with the U.S. is the basis on which all Israeli foreign policy is built.

      Avigdor Lieberman
      Minister of Defense
      Israel

      Perhaps Latheef Farook could tell us how much help did Sri Lanka receive from Israel since 1984, to fight the LTTE and cover up war crimes.

      There is no such thing as free lunch.

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    Come on Israel, crush muslim terrorism for good

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    Who cares. Neither the Palestinian or other Arabs care two hoots about these converted low caste South Indian origin Sri Lankan Muslims, who are under the delusion that they are all Arabs and cry and howl about every little thing that concerns the middle east but connive with the Sinhalese and everyone else to destroy their own Tamil heritage language and non Muslim Tamil ethnic kin. What a pathetic bunch of wankers.

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      I like that -short and sweet walloping.
      They have enjoyed the luxury of Sinhalese Hela from SriMao the Mighty Monster Mouse from 1968 (closure of Suez canal) 48 years and want more when the is sunk economically. Blood suckers!

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    Hey go back to History!!!? All those Land fist belongs to Jewish State!!!

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    The point that this author is trying to make revolves round a specific stand that Sri Lanka as a nation took with regard to an international issue. It has nothing to do with the fact that some Sri Lankans are Muslims or the fact that the majority of Palestinians are Muslims. To refer to these facts are merely futile attempts to present tangential arguments (or red herrings) for the purpose of diverting attention from the subject matter.

    The incident referred to by the author should be assessed along with what happened a few weeks previously when Sri Lanka rushed to show the world that it had decided to boycott the SAARC summit scheduled to be held in Pakistan, thereby demonstrating it’s ingratitude to a country that stood firmly by Sri Lanka politically and militarily during the 30-years of terrorism. Who can forget the willingness with which Pakistan supplied the game-changing multi-barrel launchers to the beleaguered Sri Lankan Army trapped in Jaffna when pleas for help to India for evacuation fell on deaf ears ? Who can forget the role Pakistan played at the UNHRC Summit in 2009 that provided much-needed respite to Sri Lanka ?

    These recent happenings therefore do raise the question as to whether Sri Lanka has begun dancing to the tune of a new axis of evil.

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    Sri Lanka should not have abstained from voting, instead should have voted against the resolution. In all of Middle East, Israel is the only nation that practices true five star democracy. Israel’s democratic institution is so strong, that even Sri Lanka can learn a lot from it. And as for the rest of Middle East, all those countries who shed crocodile tears for the so called Palestine, all of those countries are ruled by despots, based on some stone age Sharia Law. And if not for Israel, we too would be following this stone age Sharia Law or some nonsense, ruled by Islamic Jihadi terrorist.

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      There is no point going back to History, because international laws are not applicable when it is comes from old Holy books. We are talking about the present, and the fact that homeless europeans who were unwelcome by the very nations that support them now, were dumped in land where indigenous people lived and flourished.
      The zionists are now stealing more and more land, and even the US openly condemns that.

      Israel is an apartheid nation. It treats its Arab citizens like second class citizens, according to the UN, and treat the black Jews from Africa like dirt. We do NOT want their type of democracy, one that steals, occupies, and treats non jews like dirt. They act superior to others, which is laughable, because they have no respect for other people and their property. Netanyahu has been called a liar by other world leaders. He sends precision bombs into Palestinian homes wiping out entire families. The last time they attacked Gaza they killed over 2500 Palestinians mostly women and children (google it).

      Journalists know it is an APARTHEID STATE:

      http://mondoweiss.net/2015/08/israeli-journalist-apartheid/

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        I have lived and worked in almost every part of the Middle East for the past 30 years. And since I had been working with defense contractors in this region, I have come across many Arab Muslim Israeli citizens. If yo ask any one of those Arab Israeli citizens, if they would go and live in an Arab nation of their choice, with all facilities including finances are provided, their answer will be an absolute and definite “NO”. Simple reason, they will never ever have or get the freedom and equality that they enjoy in the State of Israel. So the bottom line, Israel is in no way an apartheid nation, where as those Arab nations can be called apartheid nations, especially based on how they treat their expatriate community.

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          Those Arab nations you speak of are NOT democracies. Royal families rules the nations, and one cannot expect any form of democracy from them. Israel however has consistently bragged it is the “only” democracy in the Middle East, and that is such a joke. Democracies do not occupy other people for over 60 years, steals their lands, and NOT GIVE THEM THEIR RIGHTS AND FREEDOM.
          Israel is hypocritical to say the least, many leaders have accused it of having apartheid policies, and until the Palestinians are given their freedom and not being used as lab rats for Israeli/American weapons, many in the world will agree. DEMOCRACY FOR ISRAEL AND HELL FOR THE PALESTINIANS.

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            Syria is also a democracy. Look what KSA and its Sunni friends did, use ISIS/FSA/Jabhat Al Nusra etc. to try and get rid of Assad. Completely destroyed Syria! Much worse than what you claim Israel is doing to Palestine.This is what I said before: if the Sunnis had to choose between the Jews and the Shias, they would choose the Jews. Anything to get rid of Iran, since Shias are the worst infidels and Iran is their leader.

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      Mano

      I feel that you’re reasonable Mano.

      Talk about human rights violators, (sad to mention} Muslims come first.

      They’re licensed by the religion for that; how can there be holy wars?

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    Well said Mr. Farook.
    You know the history- Once the Zionists are in, they never leave!!!

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    Mr. Latiif you and your fellow Sri Lankan Muslims want the world to support the Palestinians in the name of Islam but do not want any rights to be granted to the island’s Tamils with whom you share a common origin heritage and language. In May 2009 many Muslims down south and in the east were celebrating with the Sinhalese racists having street parties and dancing on the graves of dead Tamils. Compassion and charity first begins at home towards your own people and then towards others. Other Arabs nations are not bothered about the Palestinian and only pay lip service to their plight. Only it is big issue to these Sri Lankan Muslims, like Siva Sankaran stated they dance in joy when their own fellow non Muslim Tamils are discriminated and kill and in the name of Islam feel for the Palestinian Arab. If you and the rest of the Muslims in Sri Lanka feel so badly for the Arabs why don’t you all pack up and go and live in the Arabian Gulf instead of claiming large chunks of Tamil land in the east? See whether the Arabs will accept you as one of them in the name of Islam? The answer will be a definite no.

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      Rohan

      “See whether the Arabs will accept you as one of them in the name of Islam?”

      Are you mad?

      The rich medieval Arabs in the Gulf countries treat “fellow Muslims” from this island as their as their slaves.

      Westerners are being treated as celebrities while his fellow Muslim women are being kept as sex slaves.

      There is a need and moral responsibility of the rest of the world to support the ordinary Palestinians not because Latheef Farook tell us but because their prolonged suffering is unacceptable by any standard.

      My Elders tell me that a section of Tamils as well as Sinhalese supported the Palestinian struggle for a long time.

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        Native what you state is correct. I also support the Palestinian struggle as it is morally not correct but only highlighting the duplicity and warped sense of justice of these Sri Lankan Muslims. In the name of Islam they want to support the Arabs, with whom they hardly have any connection other than the slender thread of sharing a common religion and also in the very same name of Islam they want the discrimination and suffering of their fellow non Muslims Tamils must continue and will provide any overt or covert support for this, so that they can benefit from the suffering of their fellow non Muslim Tamils with whom they share a common origin heritage history culture and language.
        Like you stated the Arabs treat non Arab Muslims like dirt. Especially the South Asian varieties. Just see how they treat the Muslim Kurds, Christian Arabs or even Arabs who do not follow their own form of Islam like Sunni/Shia.
        All these Sri Lankan Muslim commentators like Lateef Izzat ,Hilmy and the rest come here and cry about the plight of the Palestinians and other Middle Eastern Muslims communities with whom they hardly have any connection other than the slender thread of a common religion but rundown the island’s Tamils with whom they share a common ethnicity and origin and provide 1001 strange weak reasons and excuses as to why justice should be denied to them. Like I stated earlier charity begins at home. You cannot go around crying about a stranger being raped and killed just because the stranger believes in the same thing as you whilst not doing anything about your own family being killed or even worse taking part in their killing just because they do not share your beliefs.
        The Palestinian cause is just but the crocodile tears of Latif is not as in the name of Islam he and the rest of the Sri Lankan wants justice for strangers and in the same name of Islam he and the rest of the Sri Lankan Muslims want the discrimination the genocide ethnic cleansing and the marginalisation of their fellow non Muslim Tamils to continue like in the east. The same thing that is happening in Palestine is happening in the north and east to the Tamils. They decry that in Palestine as they are fellow Muslims but actively participate in the marginalisation of their fellow non Muslim Tamils as they are not Muslims. What a bunch of pathetic hypocrites. I support the Palestinians not because they are Muslim or Christian or Druse or anything but because they are humans and what happened to them was morally not correct. Just like what happened to the Tamils in the island. If he had come in that angle I would have stated Hurray but he did not. All he states is just because they are fellow Muslims he blindly supports them. Not because they are humans. He and the rest of the Sri Lankan Muslims do not see their own fellow non Muslim Tamils as humans as they are not Muslim. So they are fair game to join with the Sinhalese to marginalise kill ethnically cleanse and steal their lands. The very same things that is done to the Palestinians and he is condemning as they are Muslims so it is a crime.

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        “”There is a need and moral responsibility of the rest of the world to support the ordinary Palestinians not because Latheef Farook tell us but because their prolonged suffering is unacceptable by any standard. “”

        Oh dear man did not innovate french leather as alternative for wine sacks.
        Its time for cheer- Less is More.! Keep the stalk away reconsider polygamy and the world would smile.

        Faith: Ideology knows the answer before the question has been asked.

        Commitment is Circumstances not Principals to follow uncompromisingly by adapting to circumstances.

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        Native (fake) Vedda,

        The leader of the Sri Lanka group that supports Palestinians is none other than your favourite King Mahinda Rajapakse!!

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      MR supported Palestinian cause not because of religion but for human rights. But, when he was accused by US and Israel of HR violations, Muslim nations saved Sri Lanka.

      Lankan Tamils always treat Muslims as enemies, they killed, evacuated, robbed and ill treated Muslims openly and behind the scene. Any action against the Muslims by the government will be welcome first by the Tamils before Sinhalese. In this column too I see that trend.

      So I don’t see any reason for Muslims to glorify Tamil terrorism. I think Muslims should shift to Sinhala and English medium education and gradually give up Tamil.

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        But MR himself was a monster who committed genocide and horrific war crimes , so where was the humanity in him? May be in your wet dreams. He only supported to Palestinian cause as he wanted the support of all these despotic Muslim nations like Saudi Arabia, Iran Libya and their ilk as they were horrible violators of human rights themselves. Haven’t you heard of birds of a feather flock together or you scratch my back and I yours. Of course not as your a Village bumpkin and should stick to your village affairs and try not to be too worldly.
        Lankan Tamils always treated the Muslims as enemies and killed robbed and ill treated them. Lots of killing robbing and ill treatment of Muslims occurred not in the hands of the Tamils but by the Sinhalese during the time of human rights champion MR. He let a bunch of mad Buddhist priests and a whole band of greased up monkeys from the army barracks loose on them. After all the overt and covert support these opportunistic Muslims provided to the Sinhalese.
        It was not the Tamils who were killing robbing and ethnically cleansing Muslims but the other way around. In the southern parts of country, the Muslim politicians and the establishment were openly collaborating with the Sinhalese against the island’s Tamils at every opportunity to discriminate and marginalise the Tamils, so that they that their fake Arab immigrant community from South India can benefit at the expense of the Tamils. It was a Muslim minister who introduced standardisation in order to prevent Tamil students with far higher marks gaining entry into universities. Sinhalese and Muslim students with far lower marks gained entrance at the expense of the Tamils. When that also did not work he introduced regional quotas in order to further curtail the number of Tamils entering higher education. It was during this minister era that marginalisation of Tamils in the east at the hands of Muslims and Sinhalese began in earnest. Another Muslim minister sent Muslim thugs and hooligans from Colombo under protection of the Sinhalese armed forces and police to the Kalmunai area during JR’s regime to terrorise the Tamil population in the region. Muslims mobs and thugs used to join Sinhalese hooligans and mobs to attack Tamil homes businesses to burn loot and rape during every state sponsored pogrom from 1958 onwards. Heavily armed Muslim home guards in the east under the protection of Special Task Forces used to kill murder ethnically cleans rape Tamil Hindu villages in the east. Many ancient historic Hindu temples were deliberately destroyed. Especially in the Batticaloa and Amparai region. Ask any Tamil in the east. They begging for refuge and seeking asylum in the east, fleeing Portuguese and then Sinhalese cruelty and the eastern Tamils took pity on them as fellow Tamils and gave them refuge, lands and even women to start a family and a few centuries later they are now repaying us by conniving with the Sinhalese to steal our land. This is the reason the LTTE were forced to retaliate against them in the east, in order to protect the Hindu Tamil and Tamilised Vedda villages from the ravages of these armed Muslim home guards who were heavily armed by the Sri Lankan armed forces. They used to hide their arms in the mosques and before a raid on a surrounding Tamil Hindu village, they used to go to the Mosque to collect their arms and to pray for Allah’s blessing to kill murder rape and ethnically cleanse the Hindu Tamil kaffirs. Despite the large scale support from the Sinhalese armed forces for these Muslim home guards in the east. A few good senior Sinhalese army officers helped the Tamils from these Shaitans.
        In the north where they were only a microscopic minority or around 70000 the most in a sea of Hindu and Christian Eelam Tamils, they started spying and back stabbing games. Instead of minding their own business and living in respect and amity with their fellow Tamils, they started to spy for the Sri Lankan armed forces provide information to them and began to act like an enemy fifth column against their non Muslim Tamil neighbours. They were storing arms in their mosques and LTTE caught them. Prior unlike the east or the south there was no enmity or bad feelings between the Muslims and the Tamils as they were a very small microscopic community in the north. The relationship was very amicable. They could have just minded their business but could not do that but wanted to backstab and benefit from the misery of the Tamils. The LTTE did not want a repeat of what happened to the Tamils in the east and the south at the hands of these Muslims so asked them to leave. They never killed them or raped them but asked them to leave their possessions and leave. Most of them were dirt poor villagers and contrary to what they state now they never owned any land or of anything of value. There were some rich middle class Muslim businessmen but they were a very small minority. Unlike the south or in the east the Muslims in the north were a small minority and the vast majority of them were dirt poor. The vast majority of them lived in the Mannar region and they just walked to the next district Puttalam which has a large Tamil speaking Muslim Tamil population.
        Do not try to distort history the Tamils have never discriminated or marginalised the island’s Muslims on the contrary they gave them refuge in the east as fellow Tamils, gave them a place to stay lands and even women to start a family ,when they fled from Portuguese cruelty and Sinhalese brutality. However at every opportunity the Muslims have connived with the Sinhalese to discriminate marginalise and steal from them and it is still happening in the east. You don’t see Tamil politicians the establishment of the elite ever advocating the marginalisation of the island’s Muslims. They always try to include them under the banner of Tamil speaking people. This despite the fact the Muslims in the island constantly denying their real immigrant Indian Tamil Dravidian origin and always claiming a fake Arab/Moorish origin that only a few hundred families partially have. A distant Arab male ancestor with all the rest Tamil. The Muslim politicians their elite and their establishment, especially the southern elite as seen in these columns always run down the Tamils and advocate their marginalisation and discrimination, so that their immigrant community from South India not the Arabian Gulf can benefit. Muslims mobs home guards and hooligans have joined with the Sinhalese to kill murder loot ethnically cleanse Tamils and destroy Hindu temples, in the east and south. In the north were their numbers were not sufficient they trying to gain advantage for themselves by spying on the Tamils and hiding arms in mosques. Hiding arms to attack who? The LTTE would not have touched them or bothered with them if not for these anti Tamil activities.
        It is not the Tamils who have killed murdered or looted the Muslims in the island for most part they were their victims but the Sinhalese but the Muslims still want to side with the Sinhalese thinking that they are powerful than the Tamils, despite their shared origin ethnicity language and culture. You can learn any language you want no one is stopping you. The more languages you learn the better it is for you. However don’t think that by forsaking your mother tongue and learning Sinhalese only is going to give you better treatment at the hands of a racist Sinhalese unless you forsake your Muslim religion and take a Sinhalese identity, many Tamils who studied in the Sinhalese medium also learnt this bitter lesson and now regret this. By just learning Sinhalese, you still will be acceptable to the Sinhalese, unless you are willing to forsake your Tamil or Muslim religious identity and become a Sinhalese. They are racist to the core. Village man just stick to your village

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      If LTTE won they wont party in the streets?

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    Why write to Colombo Telegraph? Speak to your Muslim Ministers, Rauf Hakim, Rishad Badiuddin et al who are in every government, be it Yahapalanaya or Rajapakses?

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      A high powered Muslim delegation lead by Rishad the Bad travelled to Saudi Arabia and to many other Islamic nations canvassing against the Tamils and the merger of the ancient Tamil north and east, asking for their support at the international level against the merger. Rishad the Bad is from the north how is this going to effect him. Whether the merger takes place or not? Most probable wanted more money from the Gulf states to illegally settle more out of area Muslims in the north and to build more mosques. I don’t thing the Gulf Arab states or the other middle east nations cared two hoots. They have far more important things to worry than the petty power struggle of these Sri Lankan Muslims. The ISIS the Syrian refugees the Kurdish independence struggle. Iran Turkey and the Sunni/Shia power struggle.
      However you can see that these Indian origin Sri Lankan Muslims like Rishad the Bad, do not have any good intentions towards the Island’s Tamils

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    But you have no share or claim or historic right in Jerusalem . ( Nehemiah – 2 : 20 )
    Says the Lord God of Israel .

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    Sir I am sure there are concerns of such, but the reality is with nearly 1.5people who practice the Islamic faith itself there are so many divisions.

    You all make a mistake equating Islam with Arabism. That is not a good trend. If it is truly a global faith system now you cannot just say it is an Arab faith.

    Your argument about the fact that Sri Lanka’s key source of income is the money remitted by workers in the Middle East is true. That is why no government will take steps to antagonize the big oil rich nations.

    However, you seem to be stuck in cold war mode still. Egypt which is the largest Arab nation to have diplomatic relations with Israel is thriving. They do have concerns but they are not likely to get mad at Sri Lanka for a this vote. They are facing Islamic terrorists in the Sinai. All of them view ISIS as the biggest threat to their societies. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan also is a very pro US stable Kingdom. It also has diplomatic relations with Israel and both nations were on the forefront of 3 major wars with Israel.

    The Oil Rich Sunni nations like Saudi Arabia (KSA) and Qatar and Kuwait are still pro US. Sadly under Obama KSA and US relations have taken a nosedive but during the Bush period KSA was extremely close to the Bush regime. US has stockpiles of weapons in KSA and they have secret bases inside KSA.

    The world has changed a lot. Sadly I also do not like this radical pivot towards the US-India axis but SL has decided to follow that path for a reason. Did you see any rich Sunni Arab nation being outraged ? NO. Did you see the most populous Muslim nation(it is not Arab is it?) Indonesia being outraged? Malaysia? Bangladesh or Pakistan? The third most populous Muslim nation is India and for the most part they are secular and proud to be Indian. There are roughly 172 million Muslim Indians. In contrast, KSA’s total population is only 28.3 Million. I am not sure you trying to manufacture outrage will work.

    KSA is ruled by a smart set of Saud Family Royalty. They buy all their weapons from the USA; They are the single largest buyer of US weapons. Same with Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain etc. Bahrain oppressed the SHIA majority when they asked for democracy and US went along with the fact that KSA came in through the causeway and brutally repressed the cry for democracy. There is a huge proxy war going on between Persian Shia Iran and Sunni KSA in Yemen and part of the conflict in Syria is very much the same. In Iraq, now the Iraqi army with US blessings is trying to liberate Mosul. The Iraqi army is holding back the Shia Militias(majority of Iraqis are Shias too:60 to 65%)in fear of ethnic reprisals in case Mosul is liberated from the Wahabi ISIS savages who wanted to establish a Caliphate. Muslim Turkey is a secular nation and is also involved in the fight against ISIS. Syria is a complex situation so right now the Arab world is not looking at Palestine. Yes a root cause is Imperialism and how France and Britain drew up borders artificially to create some of those nations that are imploding now. But KSA is not interested in anything other than their own vested interests. And they CHOSE to be with the US like Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE.

    I think you insult the intelligence of Muslims across Asia(not Arabs) if you start equating Islam with Arabism. If we accuse Israel then is it not fact that the Arab population was so gullible to become part of ISIS if Israel did it? does it not make the Arabs stupid? Name 10 Arabs who have global achievements in science and technology. Israel has all the brains and is the only true Democracy in the Middle East .Egypt with US help became a military run corrupt nation where your Arab Muslim Generals sell their soul to the US and are filthy corrupt. Is that Israel’s fault? Muslim Brotherhood wanted to force Egypt’s secular youth to become Wahabists or to force women to wear the Burqa like Saudi women. Sad no?

    I will like you to condemn ISIS in no uncertain terms first. If you are unable to live in a secular nation where the majority are Buddhists and Hindus, you should move to Saudi Arabia and have your women clad in black Burqas and rant about Israel and see how fast you will be thrown in jail and whipped for speaking out in KSA.

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    Tomorrows history about me will be incorrect, they will call me a dictator and responsible for the genocide of millions of Zionists.

    A day will come, the world will realise what I did was correct. I destroyed 90% of the Zionists and leaving 10% of them for the world to understand why I destroyed them.

    Adolf Hitler

    It’s one of the strangest things that all the great military geniuses of the world have talked about peace. The conquerors of old who came killing in pursuit of peace, Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and Napoleon, were akin in seeking a peaceful world order. If you will read Mein Kampf closely enough, you will discover that Hitler contended that everything he did in Germany was for peace and the leaders of the world today talk eloquently about peace. Every time they drop bombs in the Islamic world, President Obomber talks eloquently about peace.

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      if you stop polygamy then the world would have a different view of Muslims.
      See what happened to Sanjay Gandhi and the re-election of Indira.

      Muslims are misfit for democracy. Muslims capture electorates by mass producing converting, ignoring the very socioeconomic fabric of host nation.

      Nasser the terrorist pan_arab asked for it so the bombs. However if it was Pan_islam then then would have been better- now live with it- produce and get bombed.

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    Latheef Farook
    “”Sri Lanka’s abstention from voting on UNESCO resolution on Israeli atrocities on Masjid Al Aqsa: Insults island’s Muslims and Muslims worldwide”

    After SriMao serenade with postman’s son terrorist President Nasser,(closure of Suez canal- he got heart and died after signing the agreement- he understood first time soft power is greater than terror) nationalization of every thing British created the jungle from our exports. But kept her in the limelight NAM and Mao conference hall.

    What have the SL’s got in return from Arab’s?? House maids like your blood brothers Bangladesh- 10 for a dime and sex slaves.

    In 50 years of serenading does SL have oil farming facility courtesy Arab world? NO. All we export is black tea and the same is purchased by east European Jews in equal quantity and price.
    All donations to Lanka has been targeted to enhance the Muslim lively hood only- Qaddafi, Saddam Saudi etc.

    Every day is Eid mubrak – 50 years of stupidity-

    Now you want to be oliver twist but you can’t even do the one leg turkish dance- Matwela de??

    Just calm down Bad_U_din screwed us all and gave it to Muslims by seducing SriMao and the boys took to guns.

    Thank the good lord that SL is now following the practical line of –
    Henry Kissinger — ‘America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests’

    Long live SL foreign policy on Arab matters like Modi has done.

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    UNESCO is suffering without the US 3 billion that Bush stopped.
    A couple of months Ladies man Kerry informed UNESCO that he would
    try and persuade
    the congress to pay- but the congress would have nothing of it.

    Stationed at France UNESCO is more socialist war weapon like the days of Catholic vs Islam crusades where catholic France joins Islam and fights the rest of europe. Henry 8 wife Catherine the catholic made England fight 3 wars against Islam and France.
    The Muslims lost them all but were not killed so when they signed a treaty not to war they never listened because their `IDEOLOGY¬` is above any gentlemanly treaty.
    So you cover your senses and emotions with a burka and start killing again for `IDEOLOGY¬`.

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    Both Arabs/Palestinians and Israel/Israelis are our friends. They have done us well – particularly in recent times. GoSL has done well in
    the abstention. Mr. Farook has made a belligerent case for the Palestinians with the usual bitter attacks on Israel/Israelis as well the Sirisena-Ranil Govt. This is to be expected. The Palestinian question is not going to be solved soon. Until that time, there will be many resolutions in the UN where GoSL will have to vote wisely.

    If the new rich Arabs wanted they could have easily helped the entire displaced Palestinian population with the enormous oil wealth they gained in the post-1973 years. But the Saudis, Kuwaitis, Qataris, Omanis and others chose to invest their new found wealth in the West – where the Banks and financial institutions are controlled by Jewish interests. The situation remains almost unaltered today. In brief, the rich Arabs are two-timing.

    In today’s world, particularly in the highly volatile Middle East, Muslims are killing Muslims. The Sunni-Shia divide is the worst culprit and has caused the deaths of many millions. The carnage continues.
    These Muslims are escaping – not to near empty Arab countries but to the
    crowded Christian West. Countries that host them providing them safe haven, home and food – UK, USA, France, Germany, Belgium and other West European countries are paid back in the form of extreme violence and other forms of ingratitude such as destruction of public property and assets (trains, airports, buses etc) Naturally, Muslims are widely and deeply disliked all over the world for this menace of radical Islam.

    Here in Sri Lanka, until recently, local Muslims annoyed Israel every Friday after their prayers. At Kollupitiya opposite the US Embassy, they held carnival-like anti-Israel anti-USA demonstrations. After years of suffering this provocation, the Israelis hit back. Muslim sources openly admit BBS and other extreme Buddhist outfits may have received Israeli encouragement as a result. If this is true, our Muslims asked for it. Looks like, as in the case of the Halal misadventure some of our Muslims activists have got their calculations all wrong again.

    Frank N. Stein

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      This is because these local Muslims like Latif are brainwashed by their selfish power hungry elite and politicians to think that they are Arabs/Moors and to spurn and look down on their real largely low caste Hindu Dravidian immigrant Indian Tamil origin. A little bit of Arab or other western Asian blood amongst a few hundred rich Muslim elite families does not make them Arab at all.

      They also have been brainwashed by their elite and politicians to equate Islam and being a Muslim with only Arabism and the Arab culture and not with any other people or culture,unlike Muslims from other regions. They cannot comprehend that you can be a good and faithful Muslims and still be a Tamil that they really are and follow Tamil culture. Just like their parent population The Marrikars the Rwathers, Lebbai, Kutti,Thambi in Tamil Nadu and in parts of Kerala are.

      They think that once you become a Muslim you have to embrace and worship everything Arab and even claim a fake Arab origin and forsake and rundown their own Tamil language heritage culture and destroy it. This sort of brainwashing done for political and economic power by their elite and politicians is really a form of cultural genocide by brainwashing and not allowing a people to really not acknowledge who they really are and their actual origin and heritage but are.

      Imagine if you teach/brainwash a child to hate his or her parents relatives and people and to claim some others as their parents and relatives, as you think it is more beneficial or more fashionable and hate your real parents relatives and people as this suits you. You and everyone will be horrified at this prospect and callousness of these people and there is will be hue and a cry. This is what the Sri Lankan government and Muslim establishment have done to the Muslims in the island calculatingly and callously brainwashed them to hate their Tamil origin ethnicity and culture and to claim and worship everything Arab to the extent that they now are trying to name themselves dress and look like some pathetic carbon clones of the Gulf Arabs and even grow date palm trees in Muslim majority Kattankudi, so that it will resemble the Arabian Gulf. It this had not resulted in the tragic marginalisation of the real indigenous people of the east the eastern Eelam Tamils and the Tamilised Vedda it would have been laughable and pathetic.

      What these clowns do not realise is that most of the world’s Muslims are not Arabs and all these non Arab Muslims are good Muslims but proud of their own ethnicity and culture. Like the Malays Indonesians Turks Iranians various Indian Muslims Pakistanis , Chinese, African and European Muslims. Even the Arabs have correctly classified the Sri Lankan Muslims as a people not of Arab descent but South Asian converts to Islam. basically Tamil Hindus who converted to Islam over the centuries. A few hundred Arab traders did visit the shores of then Tamil South India and western Sri Lanka over a span of a few centuries, they came as traders and also converted. very few of them settled and even if they did they would have taken a local Tamil women and then after a few years left. These few hundred Arabs who came over a span of a few centuries could never have produced the almost 17 million Muslims now found in Kerala Tamil Nadu and in Sri Lanka. More than 99% of them are descended from largely low cast Hindus who converted to Islam largely to escape the caste system or in come cases through force. Like what happened during the era of Tippu Sultan when many Hindu upper castes were forced to convert to Islam in the north of Kerala and parts of Tamil Nadu. Brahmins. Nairs , Nambiars Pillais ETC and as a sign and proof of their conversion they were all forced to eat beef. Now all their descendants in Sri Lanka are Tamil no more but Arabs crying out for Palestine and everyone in the Gulf but taking great pleasure in the killing and marginalisation of their fellow non Muslim Tamils in the island.

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    SL’s abstention is not neutral. It is exactly what the US & Israel want SL to do. Current regime is so dependent on US it doesn’t have any choice (or the spine).

    SL Muslims wholeheartedly supported the current SL regime deserting the leader who supported the Palestinian Solidarity Movement in SL.

    SL Muslims have to either accept the consequences of their choices or re-evaluate their stance taking a holistic view and not a parochial racial view.

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      Hela modda man – rice from the moon
      aren’t you jim sofy cousin fascist gay skinhead?

      “”SL’s abstention is not neutral. It is exactly what the US & Israel want SL to do. Current regime is so dependent on US it doesn’t have any choice (or the spine). “”

      Exports – partners:
      US 26.1%, UK 9%, India 7.2%, Germany 4.3% (2015)

      My mouth is where my exports go so as to feed my family.

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        So you think SL can export whatever it export to US, UK, India & Germany without any imports or capital. Do you know from where does SL import (specially oil) and who are the biggest lenders?

        You might have to eat from another mouth very soon if you only focus on pleasing US, UK, India & Germany.

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          Ideology boru sobana Buruva.
          Born to be maggot a bigot??
          No symmetry or peace
          No sirens all police
          Hela have no brain.

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      Isn’t Hela the Pali version of the ancient Tamil word for the island. Eezham or Eelam? The ancient Indigenous Dravidian semi Tamil Elu dialect of the island, mixed with Prakrit became Hela.

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    Sri Lanka has to have its self interest at hart. I agree. But Ranil cannot be trusted, The 1983 riots happened when UNP was in power, Gnanasara was a UNP thug monk, MR loosing after listning to Gnana could be a trojens horse. And MR being a fool. Ranil like his father listens to US, and Sri Lanken Muslims will have to watch out. Ranil is same as JR who watched as the riots were going on.
    My warning is watch out, the so called muslim politicians are spineless jack asses, with no say. just yes sir no sir too bags full sir. the best example was azwar, what a clown.

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      URcool,
      ෴!!!෴
      Pray for change in your heart and not your circumstance,
      and you will see what will happen. ☕☕

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    Sri Lankens being treated as slaves in Arab countries. do not be surprised,there are 1.2million house maids, what do u expect. even in Sri Lanken houses in Sri lANKA House maids are treated as slaves. go and check. There is no labour law protecting number of hours etc implements and checked. But you must thank the Arabs still they employ sri lankens and percentage of abuse is low. In singapore and Hong kong most house maids are raped, then deported. last year housmaids led a protest in hong kong, and all who protested were deported.
    Most Arabs first contact with a Sri Lanken is house maid. So when they meet even men its a driver/laboure/bell boy etc.. low level jobs. so what impression do you think people have of Sri Lankens. I am stating a point, not saying the Jobs are bad etc.. if not for our house maids Sri Lanka would be a basket case.with a worthless currency.
    Its not racism its just that you respect a person on his standing in the world, openly. not that the people are racist etc..
    Eg: still people respect white skin British. they subjugated the world for 200 years. They were world leaders etc…
    indians and chineese are considered carpet beggers or just traders– no millitary power and political power yet.
    If you travel in Asia/middle east/africa the suttle nuances of human behaviour towards different people you can pick up. how a white is served compared to indian or chineese etc.. but generally if people know you are person of means they change.money talks.

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    Instead of Tamil, if Muslims start speaking Arab and English, they can get better job opportunities in the middle east.

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    exactly, Arabic should be thought in school, not only muslims even Tamils/buddhist should learn,Its unfortunate that people have stupid mentality. Learning a global language is a must. And more the languages known, the better outlook and better pay, as economic prospects open up.
    In university in sri lanka still people talk against English, but jobs they want in UK.

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