23 October, 2017

Sri Lankan Minorities Face Mounting Terrorism

By Tariq A. Al-Maeena

Tariq A. Al-Maeena

Tariq A. Al-Maeena

The region is deeply engrossed in events around Iraq and the implication of a wider scale sectarian conflict that may spill across several borders.  Lost in the quagmire of such a troubling issue is the conflict against minorities, and particularly Muslim minorities, in several countries.

The Organization of Islamic Conference– OIC – a body of 45 Muslim member countries was formed some 45 years ago to deal with such issues.  Although its founding members agreed on the charter that principally ‘aims to preserve Islamic social and economic values; promote solidarity amongst member states; increase cooperation in social, economic, cultural, scientific, and political areas; etc,’ there have been several revisions and the recent scope of OIC activities has gone beyond the boundaries of just Muslim states.

In the recently convened 41st Session of The Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers Session in Jeddah, the current Secretary General for the organization stated in his opening speech that ‘One of the primary concerns of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is to address the phenomenon of terrorism, religious and sectarian extremism, the rights of Muslim minorities outside the Muslim World, and concepts of human rights, and rights of women and children and religious practice as all of these concepts have been codified in major international conventions and declarations on whose basis countries are judged, condemned, classified and sanctioned.’

He went on to highlight the organization’s efforts and concern in countries such as Palestine, Syria, Mali, Burma and areas such as Kashmir.  What I failed to read in his speech before the foreign ministers from the member states was a condemnation against the Sri Lankan government led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa for allowing Buddhist Sinhalese clergy terrorists operating under the banner of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) to intensify their hate crimes and ethnically cleansing motivated hate crimes against the island’s minorities and particularly the Muslims living on that island who have been an integral part of the population since the 7th century.

A recent such act prompted a reader to write me for the services of my pen saying that, ‘Sri Lanka Muslims are being massacred by Sinhalese mobs led by Bodu Bala Sena clergy members. Muslims properties are being looted and their property destroyed. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government has failed to protect Muslims. Muslim ministers and MPs are not in a position to press the government. Situation is deteriorating fast. Please give this message to Muslim world…A desperate Sri Lankan.’

Just in the past week, a mob of some 7000 Sinhalese spurred on by their bloodthirsty Buddhist clergy stormed Aluthgama, a town less than 75 kms south of the capital of Colombo.  One of the mob’s leaders said that there would be no more Dharga Town once they got finished with their attack on Muslims and Muslim owned businesses and property.  They razed a number of Muslim-owned homes and businesses in the popular tourist town.  “Three deaths have occurred,” Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem told reporters in Alutgama, blaming hard-line Buddhist mobs for the violence.  With his eyes filling with tears reflecting the pain of the targeted minorities, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader said ‘I am ashamed. I am ashamed that I could not protect my people’, his voice breaking with emotion as he surveyed the site of death and destruction.

Many others blamed the government for allowing the Buddhist mob to rally in a Muslim dominated district considering recent events elsewhere which had seen similar scenes of death and destruction against the Muslim minorities, and all at the hands of the Bodu Bala Sena.  The government’s lack of forceful action in recent times against this band has encouraged these wild Buddhist thugs to perpetuate their acts of terrorism against the island’s minorities.  Their declared aim is simple.  Get rid of all other races in the island.

The toothless mainstream Sri Lankan media muzzled the events as they unfolded, claiming a series of excuses for their failure to live up to the journalistic code.  A popular website claimed that ‘during the violence, there was radio silence across all mainstream media,’ and most of the island’s leading publications did not carry a single report on the escalating violence.  One Sinhalese editor said that there was a desire to ‘not spread tension’ in the country by reporting on the events; all this while lives were lost and mob savagery was in full force less than an hour’s drive from the capital.  While they sat in the safety and comfort of their homes and offices, others were not so fortunate, and particularly the minorities on the island.

So what should the OIC session with the foreign ministers in attendance have included in their agenda?  There should have been a clear warning to President Mahinda Rajapaksa that such terrorist activity will not be tolerated and that all Muslim member states will act within their capacity to afford justice to the island’s minorities.  One way would be a blanket ban on all Sri Lankan imports including non-Muslim workforce.  Another would be to apply hefty premiums on oil exports to the island to get the message to the Sri Lankan government that enough is enough!  Tourism to the conflict-ravaged country should be banned altogether.

The majority of Sinhalese Sri Lankan is generally peace-loving and has long established good communal relations with the island’s minorities.  However, their solidarity with their neighbors is in danger of being swept away by the ugly face of Buddhist terrorism.

*The writer is a Saudi socio/political columnist.  He lives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and can be reached at : Twitter.com / @talmaeena

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    What a joke!

    How about the minorities in Saudi, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Jordan, etc.?

    They can’t even have their Buddhist temples, Hindu kovils, Christian churches and Jewish Synagogues.

    Every town in Srilanka has a mosque rather unfortunately.

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      Mr Tommy has hidden the truth here. Saudi 100% Muslim and do not have minorities. Non Muslim expat workers are governed by different law. Afghanistan, Pakistan and Jordan having having a reasonable amount of local Christians so they have their worshiping places. In Pakistan Hindus having their own temples.

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        Hey man, what you are talking about. If they are not accepting others, what the right they can critisies others. Dont you know even in middle east these soudi gyes make many killings in the name of their religion. Why sunnies killing siat?. Why not accepting others faith.

        This website published any garbage if the can attack to sinhalese and buddhist community. There janitors like you collecting more garbage…

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          Hey man, why don’t you think before you write and also get your comments proof-read?

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            Goto hell man. You are so good in english. But not me. So what the matter…

            You don’t like to accepts the truth.

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              Senarath,

              Your general knowledge is weak and have to improve. Please………

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              Senarath,

              “You don’t like to accepts the truth.”

              Let’s see What are the Truths?

              1, The earth Rotates on it’s axis and goes around the Sun, in an elliptical orbit, just like the other planets.

              2. The Para-Sinhala, the para-Tamils, The para-Muslims are Paras, Foreigners, in the land of native Veddah, as proven by the FNA in them, which they carry in their bodies.

              3. There are ti types of Buddhists, Sinhala “Buddhists” who are racist and violent, and Buddhist Sinhala, who follow the Buddha Dhamma.

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              Senarath Yapa, you are an edifice of an example what the compulsory Sinhala language medium has done to you folks.

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          Senarath, you seem to have got all your wires crossed. Let me try sort it out for you.

          Fighting between Muslims as you say – Shia and Sunnis, is not of our concern. They are foreign and not our own local Muslims. Let them fight and sort it out themselves, why should you be concerned? As if you have some legitimate concerns to unite them.

          What exactly do you mean by Saudi guys killing in the name of the religion? Is it about the Sharia Laws in capital punishment meted out for grievous crime, that is bothering you, or the Sunni-Shia battles going on in the name of religion? They are both necessary. Former is to keep crime rate in check and perhaps to a minimum, and the latter for truth to shine through and falsehood banished. In actual fact, due to the severity of the punishment, crime rate has been pushed down to a minimal. Most crime free country in the world. They never lock their front doors when leaving home, nor when going to bed at night. No one will dare trespass on their properties. So can we do same in our own country? Just think about it.

          We Muslims are never against the good kind hearted Sinhala Buddhist people of Sri Lanka – and we are sincere. We still hold out our hands in friendship. What we are against is when these same Sinhala Buddhist friends don’t rise up and speak against, or challenge the extremist forces that have hijacked and distorted Buddhism, and using it to attack us Muslims. This is where the tinderbox is.

          There is no janitor to collect any garbage here, but it is the truth being told, and you just can’t stomach it. The entire world knows what happened and everyone will repeat the same story over and over again, at least until justice is seen to be delivered.

          So my recommendation is for you to just take it easy now.

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          Hey caveman, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Brunei are the only 4 Muslims countries having some form of Buddhist populations (but they are not Sinhala Buddhists) and have their own temples. In all other Muslim countries, Buddhists went there for employment. Shortsighted fellows like you don’t see the reality.

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          Mr Tariq will realise in due course that those Tamils who are making a fuss over this issue is doing so not out of love for Muslims. They will use any issue to denigrate Sri lanka, and would even add fuel to fires. They will even chanel funds to BBS goons for that reason. Pity Mr Tariq hasn’t woken up to that yet!
          Mr Tariq, are you happy with the ways non Muslims from third world countries are treated in Saudi Arabia? Are you proud of the present level of “solidarity” within OIC? I can assure you Muslims are equal in status amongst Sri lankan citizens. Saudis can assist Muslims in Sri lanka, but not by chanelling funds to extremist groups – something mad Tamils have done and learned (some) the hard way.

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        Tariq A. Al-Maeena –

        If I Was The President I Would Side With The West Not The Muslim Countries’ Says Monk Gnanasara of BBS, the Sinhala “Buddhist” Terrorist.

        So he must be a Sinhala “Buddhist: Terrorist and traitor.

        So he must be a Para- Sinhala from South India who arrived illegally to the Land of Native Veddah, Lanka.

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

        There are two kinds of Sinhala Paras.

        Sinhala “Buddhist” Paras, who are liars, and terrorists who do not follow the Buddha Dhamma.

        Buddhist Sinhala Paras, who are true Buddhists and who follow the Buddha Dhamma.

        Buddhist Tamil Paras, only a few, who are true Buddhists and who follow the Buddha Dhamma.

        Native Veddah country is being destroyed by the Paras, especially para-Sinhala.

        Now they want to destroy the Muslims. They tried it with the Tamils.

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        Tariq A. Al-Maeena –

        Can you ask your American Friends to spare a Few Drones and Tomahawks.

        Sinhala “Buddhist” Racist Para Chauvinists will not like it. There are plenty of targets.

        However, the true Buddhist Sinhala who follow the the true faith, the true Dhamma, will like it very much for cleaning up their scum. If you do, you will do Buddhism a favor.

        If you don’t they will self destruct.

        The Rajapaksa Maras want to keep their family hegemony.

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        In pakistan hindus has their worshipping Places.

        Roosevelt, Why, you are hiding your muslim name ?

        Read this, only a portion of this story;

        Turn on the TV. There is breaking news about a 16-year-old girl who has gone missing. A few hours later, we learn that the abductors have contacted the missing girl’s parents. The abductors, according to the news anchor, maintain that the girl was not kidnapped. We’re told the girl ran away and converted to another religion. No wait — she ran away, converted to another religion, has a new name, and is now married — all in less than 24 hours. Difficult to imagine? How about if I ask you to rewind and hit ‘Play’ once a day, every day, knowing that with each replay, it is another cherished daughter of a new set of parents who has gone missing? Would you sit there and do nothing? What if I tell you that this isn’t at all difficult to imagine for Hindu and Christian families in Pakistan? This tragic story is their story — the only difference being that it rarely makes news.

        According to the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), every month some 20 to 25 girls are forcibly converted to Islam in the Sindh province of Pakistan alone. These forced conversions are usually in conjunction with kidnapping and forced marriage. If they are not married off to complete and often times, far older strangers, they are beaten, maimed, raped, gang-raped, sold off or thrown into prostitution.

        Thus, Hindu, Christian, Sikh and Ahmadiyya families throughout Pakistan live with the constant fear of their daughters (or wives) being snatched. All too frequently, families choose prophylactically to curb the freedom and movement of the females in their respective households, thereby perpetuating a whole other cycle of problems related to illiteracy and financial dependency. When the fear becomes a dreaded reality, families must live with the fact that they will be helpless in securing their loved ones’ safe return. If families aren’t threatened to leave things be by the politically-connected gangsters and heads of madrassas who orchestrated the kidnapping and forced conversion, they will be intimidated by the police for trying to seek justice. And in the far chance that they’re able to gain a sympathetic ear of the police, the police are, in turn, bullied by those same politicians, gangsters and heads of madrassas.

        At the Hindu American Foundation, we have worked for nearly a decade to give voice to the especially dire plight of Hindu and other minority girls in Pakistan. Dishearteningly, when we have brought the issue up to policy-makers, highlighting the billions in aid the U.S. doles out year after year and the unchanging and grim situation of minority and poor Pakistanis, far too often the response has been that this issue is not one which they are willing to touch for fear of disturbing our military interest in the region. In the past few months, however, the almost daily occurrence of kidnapping and forced conversion has finally made it onto the radar screen of the international media. Maybe media exposure will translate to public pressure, forcing our government and the Pakistani government to act? One can at least hope.

        In Oct. 2011, the Daily Mail, a UK-based media outlet, covered the frightening case of a 12 year-old Christian girl for whom a shopping trip to the Pakistani city of Lahore with a friend turned into nothing less than a living nightmare. The girl’s “friend” was part of the kidnapping plan and lured the young Christian to her kidnappers who took her to a village more than 100 miles away. There she was beaten for refusing to convert to Islam, raped, and forced to sign papers that married her to her rapist. Then for the next eight months, she was repeatedly raped by the rapist who was, at least on paper, her “legal husband,” as well as others. Short of a year of captivity, this brave little girl managed to escape and immediately called her parents to save her.

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          [Edited out]

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      Tommy Fool,

      Wheather majority or minority, all the citizens of Saudi & Afghanistan are 100% Muslims. The citizens of Jordan are both Muslims & Christians and there are enough churches & mosques in Jordan. Why should they have Buddhist temples or Hindu kovils when their citizens are not Buddhists or Hindus? If every Tom, dick & harry from different countries with different religious background who come on a work visa to Saudi for temporary employment ask to build a temple for them it will become a Joke. In Sri Lanka, not only Buddhists but Hindus, Muslims and Christians are citizens of Sri Lanka for many centuries. They all need their own place of worship.

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        Tommy Franks,

        The Original Natives were Native Vedda. Everybody else os a foreigner, Paradesdhi, or Para for short.

        We have Native Veddah, who were here for well over 30,000 years.

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

        So, the other paras are

        Para-Sinhala, Para-Tamils and Para-Muslims who came from South India over the past 1,000 to 3,000 years ago. You can check the DNA of the paras and South Indians.

        The Para, based on their beliefs and Myths built Myth worshiping places. The Monks and Priests allowed these places to maintain their hegemony.

        Noe the Buddhist Monks, whether they follow the Buddha or Mara, does not matter. They are after their hegemony and Para-Sinhala Racism.

        Did you ever winder why there are hardly any Tamil Buddhists in the the Land of Native Veddah?

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      Mounting terror acts seen in srilanka these days – are not comparable to the clashes in July 1983 or even other incidents, but all these days proper plans set by President#s brother Gotabaya. This is the reason why him failed to ban the BBS. This is the not first time,though that went adding life losses this time. Earlier, there were times, BBS vandalists attacked pvt properties with Police sitting as onlookers. Nothing was taken by President though he himself promised as he has been doing it today. His words seem to have no value at all. The man has been making every efforts to keep the guilible masses alert for next election.

      As the predators are interesed only in belly filling, Rajapakshes intend not in bringing proper and prompt actions – beomcing clear to all and sundry… toda ythan few years ago.

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      Tom Boy

      Be mindful what you say. Arab are reputed to have a very fat long pole, ready for action any time. Keep your rear entrance very well protected – even barricaded.

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    Yes,

    Sinhala Buddhist terrorism and state terrorism are reaching a peak.

    It has committed genocide of Tamils,
    and on the verge of committing genocide of Muslims.

    International community and the UN must arrest it and reverse it to bring justice to Tamils and Muslims, and eradicate Sinhala fascism.

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      According to Colombo Telegraph Sinhalies monsters are disturbing muslims, tamils and cristian babies. They (Muslims, Tamils and Christians) are real babies what ever they do can accept without any reservation.

      Colombo Telegraph manufacturing truth.

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        You are the classic grabage collector in a third world where you live in the stench.

        We are coming after you to convert that body mass into Soylent Green and feed it to the pigs as a starter so you can shout ban halal.
        How about that Sihala Buddhist Terrorist??

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          Ohooooooooooooo Shit. I felt your smell very bad toilet jenietor working in the down town soooo hard.

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            Phew it’s your own family of para` pol mudda` unable to stand the strain.

            Across the Seas thousands of miles away here in the west we live a life devoid of scumbags that belch and fart because of their slave heritage.

            You need to be nuked by TN sooner than later.

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              Have bath mate. Still smell is comming

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              Have a bath mate. Still smell is coming…
              I will give you a poll mudda to brush you hand well…

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      Thiru ,

      Basically, this sinhala Buddhists are not natives of Sri Lanka. That is the reason they are spoiling our mother land for centuries. Should be eradicated from the island as soon as possible.

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        Alan baby crying …

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        Alan

        “Basically, this sinhala Buddhists are not natives of Sri Lanka. “

        So are the Tamils. Both people are the descendants of Kallathonies from North/South India.

        “Should be eradicated from the island as soon as possible.”

        By sending both people back to their motherland North/South India.

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    Oil and Islam are a bad combination.

    These 2 should be separated soon.

    Only consolation is Sunnis are killing each other.

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      Wasn’t there a fly in your teacup?

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    Facebook has done the right thing by disabling BBS page and other similar fascist pages.

    Now it’s time for the UN,US, EU and other powerful countries to place Bodu Bala Sena and other Sinhala Buddhist terrorist outfits proscribed internationally.

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      Well, who will bell the cat? US is not interested in poking its nose into religious affairs – others follow suit? HRs will issue Statements which only will serve as reference records for media and academics. However, MR & cabal have studied this aspect and are making use of racisism and religious issues to serve their own political ends in the worst possible, with SINHALA Voters – and they will succeed as present indications show.

      The Opposition is sitting on the fence – which is also a SINHALA majority
      and in a political dilemma of the century. Unless the Regime is changed
      by an unforseen incident, no Electionary method will chnage THIS regime.
      (I am not supporting them – this is our fate.)

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    I think Mr.Tariq has got some wrong information about what happened in Sri Lanka. I invite him to read the statement issued by our Hon. President in this connection while inviting him to read the twitter massage that he sent from Bolivia. “President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the Inspector General of Police, N.K. Illangakoon to take stern action against those who indulge in hate speech and create tension. The instruction was given during a meeting between the President and a delegation of Muslim Ministers and Parliamentarians in Badulla yesterday, which also saw the participation of the IGP. – The Nation-“. Accordingly Police have arrested most wanted 3 University thugs including Sanjeewa Bandara of “Anthare” Therefore you can’t blame our Hon. President or his Govt. in this regard. Also we shall advice you to read Govt. Independent News Papers as much as possible and watch our TV channels such as ITN/Rupawani or any Channel (In Sri Lanka all Print and Electronic Media enjoy freedom of criticizing Ranil Wickramasingha) to know the truth. Also for your Information not only Sri Lanka today even Bolivia enjoying the peace because of our Hon. President. P.S- If you need actual information please contact Mr. Rajpal Abenayaka.

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      President’s actions and words are all cosmetic. Surely, after all that has happened, this bigot of a monk is still parading freely, in a luxury Land Cruiser with body guards in tow, whilst still contorting lies trying to extricate himself from tight situatyions. He is trying hard to justify his actions. Listen to what he tells BBC Sandeshaya. I wish I could post the link here, but it may get censured by CT. You know, like [Edited out]. He tries to paint a beautiful picture, but gets trapped at every turn with very relevant question posed to him. He should be hounded out of the country and then we have the means to get him – FOR SURE.

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    Lapatiya,
    I totally agree with you!
    You forgot to mention was, if Mr Tariq was to ask Muslim MP’s like Fowzie and Azwer and Rauf Hakim, (depending on the mood he’s in) and the majority public, they would also agree that everything is ‘Hunky dory’ in Sri lanka, you can see it in the roads that have been built!

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      Wow, what an indictment – both you and Lapatiya. Very creative. I always enjoy reading Lapatiya’s tongue-in-cheek dissertation. Just keep it coming. It sometimes takes out the bore from the ring, and makes it more in the resting .

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    Mr Al-Maeena,

    We appreciate in your interest in matters Sri Lankan. It is a shame that we Sri Lankans are incapable of realizing that what we are engaged in is inhumane, barbaric and utterly against the charter of human rights. The powers that be in Sri Lanka is part of the problem. Only foreign intervention can help bring respite to the terrorized minorities. Perhaps banning any transfer of currency from the Middle East to Sri Lanka for 3 months will be an effective deterrent against state organised terror that is being unleashed against the minorities in Sri Lanka.

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    Dear Mr. Thariq,

    1) As few Arab countries have been blocked in GCC due to terrorism activities in their nations in obtaining employment in the region, the GCC nations should implement the same for Sri Lanka in order to give the right pressure to the government. Note that the annual income for the country more than 300 million US Dollars by the foreign employees in Arab countries.

    2) Few extreme activist of Buddhist monks of BBS (Bodhu Bala Sena), few government officials and members of BBS to be band travelling through the region’s airport for any part of the word. You can simply collect their details form your Embassy in Sri Lanka.

    3) And the GCC should consider if there any Islamic movements in Sri Lanka misusing the region funds for terrorism activities and should be taken right actions against them too though GCC countries Embassies in Sri Lanka.

    4) I highly appreciate the funds of GCC’s for Islamic believers as per the Islamic principles (Zakats & Sadaqaaths) to be provided through the government officials to Sri Lanka Government (ministry of Religious) for minority Muslims benefits in order to stop misusing the funds by few individuals.

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    “Sri Lankan Minorities Face Mounting Terrorism”, says the writer, Tariq.
    He forgets the whole world is facimg Islamic Terrorism. Almost all the Terrorists of the New York massacre were Saudi Muslims. Saudi Muslims donate funds to many Terrorist Cells world wide.
    What happened in Aluthgama was a bad incident, but the Muslim Community too should share a part of the blame. Tariq must understand that Saudis do not have a license to kill or to finance killing. Tariq’s critism of sri lanka will be valid when he denounces the Saudi Arabian system of governance as the most brutal, backward system worldwide. With a large population Saudis are a backward lot culturally, politically and socially. Time for Tariq to look at his own yard before pick faults of others. A good start would be is to give equal rights to your women.

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      Lal, how little you know about Saudi culture. In fact that is a whole different subject which has its own pros and cons, just too much to simply analyse it in just a few words in this Forum.

      However, you must understand this writer is an Arab Muslim journalist, who is bringing into focus the fears of innocent Sri Lankan Muslims, brought about by Sinhala/Buddhist mobs consisting of monks and foot soldiers, including the Sinhala Police and Sinhala Army soldiers with feelings aroused into a frenzy and in violent rage, to attack and destroy the homes of innocent Muslim families, through intimidation and harassment, causing loss of life, limb, properties – personal and business subjected to arson and looting. why? Simply because they happened to be born as Muslims. With false reasoning for news blakout such as to prevent further escalation of violence to other parts of the country, a phony curfew imposed to keep those people locked up in their homes, whilst the mobs, police snd army combined could finish their job. Then all this taking place under the nose of the Government who have given complete immunity to do maximum damage.

      Are you satisfied now? Does it make you feel any better? Don’t you think these matters should be brought out into the open and discussed, in order to heal the wounds of injustice and put to rest all forms of discrimination based on race, religion, caste and creed? So this is what this writer is doing. Nothing to do with his country, but everything to do with our little Sri Lanka and its fallen crest. There are lot of them out there who wish ill-will for this – our country. Let us not let them succeed. Let us stay united through thick and thin.

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        How those Tamils who banished 90,000 Muslims from their homes in Jaffna have become sympathetic towards the Muslims in the South! Will you and other Tamils help the displaced Muslims of Jaffna return to their homes in Jaffna? I doubt it.Crocodile tears!
        I condemn the acts of violence against any group of people but I don’t need a Saudi to highlight their predicament. Currently, innocent Muslims in the middle east are dying in their hundreds on a daily basis. There is no doubt that much money and material is originating from Saudi Arabia for the violence to continue. Perhaps, Mr Tariq should think of remedies to protect the millions of Muslims caught in the crossfire and languishing in camps and allow rSi Lanka to sort of its mess. Before long the escalating conflicts in the middle east could engulf his nation, well before his threats to Sri Lanka could materialise. There is then the possibility that he will crawl to Israel, begging for help.

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          lal loo

          Weren’t you happy when LTTE chased Muslims out of North? Tamils and Sinhala/Buddhist equally hate Muslims.

          Wasn’t Gnanasara the saffron clad thug looking for support among the Tamils to beat up Muslims who are in the East?

          “I condemn the acts of violence against any group of people but I don’t need a Saudi to highlight their predicament.”

          However, you would be pleased when the minorities are severely beaten up by Sinhala/Buddhists.

          In this land minorities are not allowed to express their predicament. Remember president telling a parliamentarian off in the last few days. If that is the case then foreigners have a right to highlight whatever it is happening in this land.

          By your bigoted behaviour you are letting foreigners to grope your wife, daughters, aunts, sisters and grandmas.

          Put humanity first before your stupid Sinhala/Buddhists racist ideology. Then only you will see no foreigner is involved in groping your women folks.

          Before telling the Arabs off bring back all your women folks from Middle East medieval Kingdoms. Only then we know you mean business.

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      Aney yes, no lal?!!! All muslims are terrorists no? so now all Sinhala Buddhists must also become terrorists right? More terrible than the muslim terrorists right? You are such an intelligent man. Why did not you tell us this before?

      True the Saudis are a BACKWARD lot and the Sinhala Buddhists?!!! WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD!!!

      Enjoy WHILE IT LASTS
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPKlrRwJB8A

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      lal loo

      “He forgets the whole world is facimg Islamic Terrorism.”

      Let the whole world deal with Islamic terrorism and let us deal with Sinhala/Buddhist terrorism.

      “What happened in Aluthgama was a bad incident, but the Muslim Community too should share a part of the blame.”

      Blaming the victims is a good strategy but it won’t work forever.

      ” A good start would be is to give equal rights to your women.”

      Before you pontificate, stop sending your women folks to these middle east medieval kingdoms, which you despise so often.

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    Alan Caruba wrote, “Today there is no greater threat to mankind than Islam. As far as Islam is concerned, you are the enemy, to be converted, enslaved, or killed.” How true.

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    Tariq….you forgot one more thing. 45% of our tea is consumed by the Middle East countries. You ppl just have to stop drinking tea for the sake of your brothers here and their oppressors will crawl in their own feces.

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      Wish they start importing you fellas instead of tea…

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    Unfortunately there is some truth in what he says. There is terrorism in Sri Lanka. Initially it was in 1983 that organized thugs were given booze, and sent around in trucks attacking terrified Tamil families, and killing anyone who was Tamil. Now the extremists Buddhist wearing saffron robes have taken over the role of terrorists, again someone higher up helped them march, have their hate rally, and people were sent into Aluthgama in truck loads. The police and the STF were following orders from a ruthless man who commands them, did nothing, and eventually turned their weapons against the victims of these terrorists.
    There is no point attacking the messenger here. This did truly happen in Sri Lanka, and those who support violence is not a true Buddhist, but simply allowing hate to support the acts of terrorism.

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    Islamophobia?
    [Edited out]

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    Since when do we have to agree with people to defend them from injustice? -Lillian Hellman, playwright (1905-1984)

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    Tariq A. Al-Maeena –

    This is state sponsored terrorism and racism using Singhala “Buddhists”

    Did the groups of the secretive defender and white Van who arrived set fire to Panadura ‘No Limit’ ? – 16 witnesses testify

    Through the grapevine….below…

    The Panadura police are in receipt of copious and cogent evidence that the conflagration which consumed and destroyed a valuable building and its contents worth many millions of rupees is a result of arson , and not an accidental fire. Yet , tremendous efforts are being made to suppress this truth , according to information reaching Lanka e news inside information division.

    This had been confirmed following the recording of statements of about 16 witnesses by the Panadura police yesterday. The people have seen a defender vehicle and a white van loitering around the site a while prior to committing of arson . The people have reported this to the Panadura Keselwatte police at about 11.30 in the night on 20th. When the low rung police officers have reported this to Katupitiya, the SP in charge of Panadura division , he had retorted ‘ without talking bullshit , allow me to sleep you codgers.’

    Subsequently , the officers of the establishment have informed the Panadura police that the establishment is on fire at 2.05 a.m. On 21st . The OIC of Panadura police headquarters Mahesh Perera CI on hearing this news had notified Ministers and Bodhu Bala sena (BBS) leaders via phone about the fire , and had had a hearty laugh , without taking any action to counter the disaster . He had not even informed the Fire Brigade . After resorting to dilatory tactics , he had inquired ‘ did you not send a fire brigade to the venue ?’ from those around ,and only then taken action to summon the fire rescue brigade .By that time the fire had spread out of control.

    Yesterday for the first time when the police SOCO officers were summoned to the scene for the investigation , there had been fierce protests from the people when they were conducting investigations . They had urged that the government analyst be invited immediately .

    The analyst after inspecting the scene of the fire had initially confirmed this conflagration is not the result of an electricity leak. He had officially stated this to the DIG who was on the scene. He had also inspected the roof top places that have been destroyed by the fire that were not visible to the road ; The intense heat around the place was somewhat of a hindrance to him.

    By now , the GCIB, the grave crimes record book which recorded the statements of the 16 witnesses where they have exposed the aforementioned defender and white van vehicles, the groups that came in them, and how they hurled petrol bombs to ignite the fire had been made to disappear by the Panadura chief inspector (CI) Mahesh Perera .

    This all important police record book is now not available to record the attacks launched on the houses at Thotawatte yesterday night (21) . When the police officers have inquired about this from the HQI , he has plainly said , replace it with a new book , and make the records.

    As a result of the volatile and violent situation that is prevailing in Panadura , the Muslim youths are grouping themselves for their own security . Hidden bottles filled with sand , petrol filled bottles and missiles have been discovered along the roads.

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    Tariq A. Al-Maeena –

    “The majority of Sinhalese Sri Lankan is generally peace-loving and has long established good communal relations with the island’s minorities. However, their solidarity with their neighbors is in danger of being swept away by the ugly face of Buddhist terrorism.”

    Well summarized.

    Buddha mush have woken up from his Nirvana, based on the actions of Sinhala “Buddhists”.

    Others re Buddhist Sinhala who follow Buddhas Buddhism. The question is what is their fraction,and why are they silent…

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    AL Maeena is just like his Religion and his holy book. Those favours only the muslims and their sole purpose is to build toally muslim universe.

    READ THE FOLLOWING HOW SAUDI ARABIA PROVIDES RELUIGIOUS – FREEDOM TO CHRISTIANITY. SAUDI ARABIA ALSO DOES NOT ALLOW STATUES TO BROUGHT INSIDE THE COUNTRY.

    If you are planning a trip to Saudi Arabia as the summer days wind down, you may want to think twice before taking your Bible with you. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as it is officially called, reportedly bans foreigners from bringing in Bibles, crucifixes, Stars of David and other religious non-Islamic items.

    The heavily Muslim country threatens to confiscate them from foreign visitors along with other prohibited items such as narcotics, firearms and pornography, according to the web site of Saudi Arabian Airlines, the country’s national carrier.

    “A number of items are not allowed to be brought into the kingdom due to religious reasons and local regulations,” states the airlines’ web site.

    It goes on to say: “Items and articles belonging to religions other than Islam are also prohibited. These may include Bibles, crucifixes, statues, carvings, items with religious symbols such as the Star of David, and others.”

    An employee of the Saudi Arabian Airlines in New York, who only identified herself as Gladys, confirmed the rule.

    “Yes, sir,” Gladys said to The Jerusalem Post, “That is what we have heard – that it is a problem to bring these things into Saudi Arabia – so you cannot do it.”

    Furthermore, an official from the Saudi Consulate in New York, who declined to identify herself, said that foreigners wanting to bring a Bible or wearing a crucifix or Star of David around their neck would face problems with Saudi authorities.

    “You are not allowed to bring that stuff into the kingdom,” she said, according to the Post Wednesday. “If you do, they will take it away,” she warned.

    “If it is really important to you, then you can try to bring it and just see what happens, but I don’t recommend that you do so.”

    Saudi Arabia has long been known to have severe religious freedom problems. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom – an independent, bipartisan government body established to monitor religious freedom in the world – recommended to the U.S. State Department again this year that Saudi Arabia be designated a Country of Particular Concern – the worst religious freedom violation label.

    The U.S. State Department has often criticized Saudi Arabia for religious intolerance and human rights abuses including a legal system with punishments such as flogging and amputation.

    Christian persecution watch group Open Doors this year listed Saudi Arabia as the world’s second worst Christian persecutor behind North Korea.

    Moreover, the Saudi government is accused of propagating religious intolerance through its public textbooks, which teach Muslim children to hate all non-Wahhabi Muslims.

    “What is being taught today in Saudi public school textbooks about how Muslims should relate to other religious communities will poison the minds of a new generation of Saudis,” said Nina Shea, then-director of Freedom House’s Center for Religious Freedom, during a news conference about Saudi textbooks earlier this year.

    Recently, the case of an Egyptian Christian surgeon detained by the Saudi Arabia government for his faith has caught the attention of the media. Dr. Mamdooh Fahmy has reportedly been denied an exit visa to return to Egypt for over two years, according to Washington-based International Christian Concern.

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    AL MAEENA:

    This is how Saudi arabians behave as Barbarians in other countries:

    A Saudi Arabian man has been arrested for vandalizing Buddhist statues at a temple in downtown Tokyo.

    Police say they received an emergency call about a foreigner behaved violently at the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Taito Ward at around midnight on Wednesday.

    They say officers who rushed to the scene found 4 Buddhist statues lying broken on the ground.

    Police say they questioned a 31-year-old Saudi Arabian graduate school student nearby, and the man admitted that he had destroyed the statues.

    The vandalism involved 3 stone statues measuring 60 to 100 centimeters tall and a 200-centimeter tall bronze one that was made about 300 years ago.

    It has been designated as the ward’s significant cultural property.

    Police say the man told them that he has conducted similar vandalism at another temple.

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    “The majority of Sinhalese Sri Lankan is generally peace-loving and has long established good communal relations with the island’s minorities. However, their solidarity with their neighbors is in danger of being swept away by the ugly face of Buddhist terrorism.”

    Tariq AL Maeena is a selfish, selfish and dishonest A.H. Otherwise, how come he does not talk about their own Islamic expansionism at the expense of other religions. Muslims never talk about those things.

    All the Christians and muslims want buddhists to be buddhists. SO that, they can convert and build an Islamic Republic of Sri Lanka or the Vatican of the East.

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    AL MAEENA:

    Don’t become just an idiot like other muslims who knows only the quran and nothing else.

    Read the following and write your comments.

    ” Similar to how the United States nurtured Taliban, which later targeted strategic locations in New York, US Ambassador Michele J. Sison is nurturing the Sri Lankan Jihadist groups thus jeopardizing the security of not only Sri Lanka and the US but of the entire world, Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said.
    The US is repeating the mistakes it made in Afghanistan by distorting the Aluthgama incidents and very soon will suffer dire consequences. By nurturing and fostering militant Muslim groups against a democratically elected government instead of helping to hunt down the militant elements within the Muslim community, the US has only strengthened the global Taliban movement,” said the minister who is also the General Secretary of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU).

    He said there was a conspiracy behind attempts at taking this matter to an international forum without resolving it at Pathirajagoda in Dharga Town where the incidents began.

    Jihadist groups and some Muslim politicians are attempting to internationalize this issue. The trouble broke out at Pathirajagoda which has a Sinhala majority. Muslim extremists are trying to show the world that Muslims are being prevented from living a peaceful life. We request the Muslims not to be misled by those who are trying to provoke them,” the minister said. We, as the JHU is ready to help resolve this matter as we did in the past. People must get together and act against extremism which is raising its ugly head in our country.”

    He said the authorities did not reveal the damage done to the Buddhists because it might have led to a more disastrous situation but Jihadist groups were having Hartal throughout the country making use of this opportunity.

    The minister said the security forces had allowed these Muslim extremists to gather in their thousands but arrested the Buddhists who attended a gathering.

    The security forces allowed some 3,000 Muslims to gather in Aluthgama but disrupted the Aluthgama rally organized by the Buddhists. The law should be equal to everyone,” he said. “

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    “One way would be a blanket ban on all Sri Lankan imports including non-Muslim workforce. Another would be to apply hefty premiums on oil exports to the island to get the message to the Sri Lankan government that enough is enough! Tourism to the conflict-ravaged country should be banned altogether.”

    Tariq, no worries. Our Nivata President, will fill to Riyadh in a Sri Lankan Air plane. Meet the Saudi King, fall at his feet, beg for forgiveness and mercy. Forgiveness being a mandatory tenet of Islam, who knows, the King’s heart may melt. Voila, our President then returns triumphantly and declares to his idiotic Buddhist supporters. “See, I threatened the Kind and made him reverse all his attacks on my country Sri Lanka. What do you have to worry about, my people, when you have Mahinda as your Chakravarti?”.

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    In a world where Muslim terrorism, funded by Saudis, Qataris and others is rampant it is surprising to find a Saudi national who opposes such violence. Every morning we wake up to news of one atrocity after another be it in Iraq, Syria or multiple places in Africa carried out by Muslim terrorists. So the words from Saudi Arabia sound pretty hollow.

    The violence in Sri Lanka, reprehensible as it is, is NOT on the same scale and can easily be contained given the political will. Like the Muslim mullahs in Arabia, the vile speeches from a small segment of Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka need to be put down with vigour. They have no place in ANY decent society.

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    Islam by nature is backwards and barbaric and will never find itself in the 21st century. It will strive with it’s ignorant peoples under barbaric laws and systems to fight a long and global jihad until they subdue the world, or the world smartens up and defeats Islam. Islam has the highest birthrate in the world and Islams leaders have declared that they will win the war with their women and their babies. Basically saying, just by numbers alone, we will outgrow you and get into the political system and the numbers will democratically put us there so that we may bring Islam and sharia to all you conquered countries and people. Islam says there will never be peace until all this is done and their global fight we see in every part of the world, proves it.

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    It has been divulged by Dr Kamal Wickremasinghe in a detailed article appearing in the Daily News, the creation of BBS by foreign conspirators in the US and Norway, with Norway helping the monk Gnanasara to meet Tamil separatist elements and also provide funds to the BBS since 2011. He has also stated how Widanage of BBS studied in Georgia USA but not having a stable job, got involved with US agencies to promote the BBS. Their goal is to create divisions within the Sri Lankan society and to antagonise Muslim nations against Sri Lanka. The US Aid is also involved in training selected Sri Lankan youth to use Twitter, which could be used to destabilise the nation like was done in the middle east.
    It is obvious to anyone that the BBS is not an organisation promoting Buddhist values or harmony within the Sri Lankan society. When the BBS commits violent acts, there is also an International media network waiting to spring into action and disseminate alarmist exaggerated news to the Muslim world. However, the Muslim nations have so far not got caught to this trap.
    If this information is accurate, which I think it is, the Sri Lankan Govt should not hesitate to ban the BBS and investigate and interrogate both Withanage and Gnanasara as well as talk to the US and Norwegian diplomats in Colombo.

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    For the information of some of comments. Srilankan Muslims were born in. SL.not like the workers who went to Kuwait or UAE or Saudi.they have a temporary work permit.if the contract is over they may have to comeback.

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    Is there any better joke than an Arabian advocating on minority rights to we Sinhalese.?

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    Of all the theological beliefs around the world , Islam poses as the greatest threat to civilized global society. Whatever nation that Muslims flood into,— death, destruction, mayhem , and horror follows. Muslims do not go into another nation with the intent of trying to assimilate into the already established culture and sovereign national state , but rather they go into the various nations with the goal and intent to change or convert the society to Islamic culture and sharia law. Muslims are the only group of people who cannot get along with their neighbors. Muslims want respect for their beliefs unquestionably , yet they have absolutely no respect whatsoever for the beliefs of others. This is how radical theology destroys any form of rational thought , compassion for others , and sensible fairness and equality. People around the world do not fear in any sense on a general basis being terrorized by Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Scientologists, etc ., but are justifiably horrified of a society run by Muslims and sharia law. If world society does not stand up to the encroaching sharia crusaders that are marching globally, then the world will be cast back into thousands of years of ancient “darkness” and barbarity. Our civil societies, freedoms, high standards of living, technology , medicine, industry, justice, equality, fairness, love , compassion, mutual respect , entertainment, and overall general happiness and contentment will all be gone completely and replaced with barbarism and savagery.

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