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Sri Lankan Muslims At The Cross Roads – VII

By Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

The focus of the present article and of the previous one is on what the Aluthgama/Beruwela outrages really signify, and what action can be taken by our Muslims to safeguard their lives and their legitimate interests. I concluded my last one by pointing out that the anti-Muslim campaign does not have the backing of the mass of the Sinhalese people. Indeed, the indications are that the majority of the Sinhalese Buddhists view the BBS and other extremist groups with utter disgust. The anti-Muslim campaign has the apparent backing of a segment of the Government, including the President and his brother the Defense Secretary, the most influential segments of the Sangha, and presumably of a group or groups within the armed forces.

If the anti-Muslim campaign does not have the backing of the majority of the Sinhalese people, where does the evident power of the BBS come from? It has been shown over the last two years that the BBS is above the rule of law. It is now shown that it can cause deaths and arson, and bring to the SL Government the utter contempt of the international community, with the possible exception of Myanmar, and even so the Government dare not take punitive action against the BBS. Its power does not come from the Sinhalese people. It can come only from the gun. I concluded my last article by drawing an analogy with the Kennedy assassination. That was the result of a conspiracy, not of action by a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. Kennedy wanted to withdraw from Vietnam, which would have meant a loss of billions of dollars for the military-industrial complex, against whose power Eisenhower had warned the American people in his valedictory speech. The reasonable hypothesis, which has wide currency in the US, is that the assassination was the result of a conspiracy to prevent that withdrawal. Kennedy was very popular, and his assassination therefore meant that the will of the people in the most powerful democracy on earth was subverted by a small group within the American power elite, which had the power of assassination. In a parallel case, what has really counted in the anti-Muslim campaign over the last two years has not been the will of the Buddhist majority. What has counted is the power of assassination.

Muslims Sri Lanka Colombo TelegraphBefore proceeding further I must emphasize that I don’t want to underestimate the extent of anti-Muslim racism among segments of the Sinhalese people. It is not just a question of BBS racism. Before the BBS campaign which began about two years ago, there were the anti-Muslim tirades of Rev. Soma Thera in the latter part of the last decade. Earlier, from 1976 to 2002, there were a series of anti-Muslim ructions, part of which I covered in my articles after 1989. Before that also there were anti-Muslim ructions, for instance around Beruwela as mentioned recently by Rajitha Senaratne, one of our enlightened politicians. The important point is that successive Governments refused to take corrective action over anti-Muslim racism, in fact to even recognize the problem, because in their view there was no need to build a multi-ethnic nation: this is the land of the Lion Race, the minorities must accept its dictates, and if they don’t like it they can go back to Arabia or wherever it was that they came from. Unfortunately, the Sinhalese intellectual elite also refused to recognize the problem of anti-Muslim racism, Basically, as I see it, they wished to be left undisturbed to savour the serene joys to which they were entitled on their well-earned incomes, in anticipation of the supreme serene joy that would be theirs in the next life. The result of the failure, over many decades, to address the problem is that we now have on our hands a second major ethnic problem in addition to the Tamil one. Worse horrors than at Aluthgama/Beruwela can follow.

The above is my analysis of what the Aluthgama/Beruwela outrages really signify. I must clarify before proceeding further that I have been concerned here only with their local significance, not with their external dimension. I am now practically convinced that the BBS’ anti-Muslim campaign has behind it a foreign conspiracy. I don’t think that it is aimed at destroying Buddhism, as some political analysts believe. I suspect that it is aimed at destabilizing this country and destroying the present Government. Alas, the Government has walked right into the trap with its egregious anti-Muslim project. President MR should change track. Alternatively, he and his Government could face electoral doom next year.

I come now to the question of what options might be available to the Muslims to safeguard their legitimate interests. The prerequisite for effective action is the jettisoning of the traditional political strategies of the Muslims. Those strategies amounted to polishing the boots of the Sinhalese power elite, in exchange mainly for the personal benefit of Muslim politicians. That seemed sufficient when the Muslim elite were concerned mainly with safeguarding the religious and business interests of the community. But with the spread of mass education among the Muslims, there was clearly a need for a new politics, the harbinger of which was Ashraff and the SLMC. Today there are several Muslim politicians who speak out bravely, not in a foolhardy fashion but responsibly, in a way that would have been unimaginable some time ago. I mention the names – with Bravos for each – of Rauf Hakeem, Azath Sally, Rishad Bathiudeen, and Segu Dawood. At the civil society level the Muslim Council is performing very creditably, and the other day the newly emergent Shoora Council made a superb statement on behalf of Muslim interests. All these details betoken the emergence of a new Muslim politics.

How should the Muslims relate to the Government? Obviously it would be dishonorable for Muslims to support a Government that has been backing an anti-Muslim campaign. But we must take into account the inescapable facts of Sri Lanka’s degraded politics. For a long time Sri Lanka’s politics have had no ideology, no ideals, no principles, but only interests, and the only moral question is whether or not the interests being pursued are legitimate. We have no multi-ethnic nation in Sri Lanka – an idea which the Sinhalese racists reject with horror in favour of a monoethnic Sinhala nation – and consequently in Sri Lanka there are only ethnic parties, no national parties except in name. These inescapable facts dictate that Muslim politicians should serve primarily, or even exclusively, Muslim interests. How best can that be done? Obviously by working together with the Government. It seems paradoxical, but it is a conclusion that is both logical and practical.

The Muslims can now have recourse to the civil society in Sri Lanka in a way that was not possible for the Tamils in 1983.  At that time there was no civil society worth talking about, and the Tamils had no one to turn to within Sri Lanka. After Aluthgama/Beruwela, a wide array of civil society groups has spoken out, without any equivocation, against the anti-Muslim campaign. We can take it, I believe, that the most politically conscious, the most advanced, the most modernizing segment of Sri Lanka is against both the BBS and the Government on the anti-Muslim campaign. How has this come about – something that would have been unthinkable in 1983? It is probably the consequence of the very considerable widening of the middle class following on phenomenal economic growth after 1977. This could have a crucial impact on our ethnic problems. I have to think about this more than is possible just now, but my basic idea is this. There are two ways of looking at the economy. In one, resources are seen as limited, and therefore economic gains are seen as possible only for some at the expense of others in a zero-sum game – a notion that can lead to ethnic disharmony and conflict. In the other way of looking at the economy, wealth is seen as something that can be created and that can keep on growing – notion that can obviously conduce to ethnic accommodation and harmony. I believe that it is a consciousness of what can be done for Sri Lanka through economic growth – and the beneficial impact that can have on ethnic relations – that is at the bottom of the impressive performance of our civil society over the anti-Muslim campaign.

*To be continued

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    Izeth Hussain –

    “I concluded my last one by pointing out that the anti-Muslim campaign does not have the backing of the mass of the Sinhalese people. Indeed, the indications are that the majority of the Sinhalese Buddhists view the BBS and other extremist groups with utter disgust. The anti-Muslim campaign has the apparent backing of a segment of the Government, including the President and his brother the Defense Secretary, the most influential segments of the Sangha, and presumably of a group or groups within the armed forces.”

    The above is an accurate statement.

    Most Sinhalese Buddhists are ashamed of BBS, Sinhala Ravya, and others who are using Buddhism to gain political advantage with the Sinhala Buddhist Factions that are inherent racist and Chauvinistic.

    What Fraction of Sinhalese Buddhist are racists and Chauvinistic, is an open question, with a wide error bar.

    However, one thing is clear. ALL Sinhala Buddhists ,Tamils and Muslims are Paras. Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamil. Furthermore, the Religion they follow Buddhism and Hinduism are para-Religion as well. Para here means foreign, and it came from India. Islam , Islam and Christianity are also para.

    So, the Battle is to point out the racists and anti Buddha Para-Sinhala elements, who are damaging Buddhism and the Country, for heir own-self interest. The regime os trying tnot to have the truth known.

    Truth should be distributed to the masses. The liars need to be pointed out, repeatedly. Remember para-Sinhalese Buddhists have no shame to lie in the land of Native Veddah, Read the lies and imaginations of para-Monk Mahanama in the Mahawansa.

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      Izeth Hussain –

      Sinhala Buddhism at Kandy.

      President apologizes on behalf of son to Pusnayakas
      FRIDAY, 11 JULY 2014

      http://www.lankatruth.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7260:president-apologizes-on-behalf-of-son-&catid=87:other-stories

      After the motor races carnival was held within the sacred city of Kandy ignoring the opposition by Mahanayakas of all three Chapters the President suddenly visited the Mahanayakas of Asgiriya and Malwatte Chapters yesterday (10th) and made offerings.

      The motor sports carnival was held in Kandy sacred city by Carlton Super Sports Club headed by Namal Rajapaksa and other sons of the President. The media had revealed there was an organized campaign to get the services of 350 foreign prostitutes and provide various kinds of drugs during the festival.

      President’s visit after the motor races carnival was to win the favor and goodwill of Mahanayakas who had vehemently opposed the holding of the carnival in the sacred city say political analysts.

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        Amarasri,

        At long last the former faithful servant of the Sri Lankan state, Izeth Hussain realizes that a significant section of the Sinhala Buddhist community think that Sri Lanka is a monolithic Sinhala Buddhist nation:

        I would say from the actions of the ruling elite since independence this notion has been in the back of the their minds. The vast majority of the Sinhalese who keep voting for these elite at least know what has been happening to Tamils and now Muslims all these years.

        What will an impartial observer conclude logically? I think they would conclude that the Sinhala society is apathetic or condone such actions.

        Now when the dog is beginning to bite the Sinhalese also, they jump up high and low. When they get the Catholics in view of the Pope’s visit more will be known.

        The Buddhist clergy which is revered so much by the Sinhala Buddhists are the culprits behind this racism: A look at the recent statement made by Buddhist groups on Aluthagama/Beruwela riot clearly shows who the instigators of racism are.

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          Thiru

          “The Buddhist clergy which is revered so much by the Sinhala Buddhists are the culprits behind this racism: A look at the recent statement made by Buddhist groups on Aluthagama/Beruwela riot clearly shows who the instigators of racism are.”

          Yes it is the Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhist” Monks, but there are others who are behind this racism. I see calamity in sri Lanka going forward, given that between the Christians and Muslims, they come to close to 3.5 Billion People.

          So expose, expose, expose, the Para-Sinhala Buddhist Racism abd Chauvinism to the World.

          Read:

          Not even ‘sufficient remorse’ from Govt for Aluthgama riots says Hakeem

          Justice ministers claims ‘inhibition’ at top Govt levels to arrest anti-Muslim trend
          Vows to stay in UPFA and ‘struggle from within’
          Legal system will work if there is political will: Hakeem

          Nearly a month after the worst religious violence Sri Lanka has seen in decades, Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem has warned of a ‘virtual holocaust’ against the country’s Muslim community unless Islamophobia and hate speech by radical monks were nipped in the bud.
          Minister Hakeem, who also heads the country’s largest Muslim Party, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, told foreign correspondents yesterday that there was a ‘bigger project’ at work to cripple the Sri Lankan Muslim community economically and ‘put them in their place.’
          “It is bigger than any election. They want a virtual holocaust against the Muslims,” Minister Hakeem said at his party’s Daru Salaam Headquarters last evening.
          He expressed concern about what he called ‘a culture of impunity’ for radical monks and their hate speech in the country. “These radical groups are given licence to operate that is befuddling to us,” the Minister remarked.
          “The way things are going it is a time bomb, and we have a duty by the nation to arrest the situation,” Hakeem noted.
          He said that when a community is repeatedly pushed against a wall, it creates a breeding ground for external elements to exploit the situation.
          Hakeem said there was “inhibition” at the top levels of Government to arrest the trend.
          Sri Lanka’s legal system would work if there was sufficient political will, Minister Hakeem noted. “Law and order and law enforcement cannot work if there is no political will. The guardians of the law cannot permit a cultural impunity to grow,” he charged.
          “In the first place there hasn’t even been sufficient remorse expressed from the Government about Aluthgama. Not even that,” Minister Hakeem said.
          He charged that the Muslims remained aghast and upset at being told they were to blame for the violence.
          “The Government cannot keep apportioning blame, and telling us you people are also wrong, correct yourself,” the Justice Minister asserted.
          Similar events had happened in the lead up to the anti-Tamil riots in 1983, Minister Hakeem observed.
          The Minister said the country’s intelligence community is now five times what it was during the war and should have foreseen the violence at Aluthgama last month, following a meeting in the town by the Bodu Bala Sena.
          The Muslim Minister acknowledged that his own community needed to engage in some retrospection in the aftermath of the riots. “Our people may be partially to blame, for our lack of interaction, or for allowing our cultural trappings to make us seem introverted,” he noted.
          Asked if he would continue to stay within the ruling alliance, Minister Hakeem responded that he believed in the art of the possible, and would continue to ‘struggle from within.”
          “When I stay in this position and say the things I say, it has a certain impact,” the Justice Minister explained.
          He said that having quit Governments and been sacked from Governments, he was wiser by hindsight

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    Mr Hussain, a long time public servant, still believes in the decencies of the Sinhala elite he once knew and seeks appeasement. He does not want to accept that it is that elite that profited the most when the Tamil professionals left the island. It is that elite that profits the most when the Muslim businessmen also hide away in fear and leave their businesses for some other occupation elsewhere. The Sinhala elite profit from the misery of the minorities. Decency is something they have become bereft of . Do not forget that the NGOs of today consist of the very elite that yesterday were shunting the Tamils out of the public service, the universities and the professions so that they could step into their shoes.

    Please do not advocate appeasement. It is no doubt, the noble way but the way of Ahimsa does not work with the pack of kattadiyas who pretend to the Buddhists. They kill and maim in the name of the Buddha.

    We have to exert pressure for reform. We have to join with the international community and change Sri Lanka so that change could come about. NGOs cannot help in this. They do not have the power or the remedies that will be effective.

    The UNHRC’s efforts will surely lead to the trials of the Rajpoxes. The minorities must support this development. The Tamil diaspora does. The Tamil people do. Muslims have considerable clout with the Organisation of Islamic States. The rounding up of all persons responsible for crimes against Tamils and the recent crimes against the Muslims at Aluthgama will ensure deterrence of such future crimes. The punishment of all the military and police personnel involved will be a cathartic event that will ensure that the Sinhalese will have a deterrence against their kattadiya behavior against the minorities. The appeasement that you suggest is the fence sitting, Waasi Pathetta Hoyya method of the Muslims of the past. Please do not advocate more of the same, Mr Hussain. Thank you.

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      “The punishment of all the military and police personnel involved will be a cathartic event that will ensure that the Sinhalese will have a deterrence against their kattadiya behavior against the minorities.”

      Just after independence Ceylon had fancy defence forces- just Buddhist Japan bombed Ceylon and they are still under the Yankees.

      Like New Zealand why should Lanka not hand over its defence to others as a solution so that everybody becomes safe??

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    IZH – [There are two ways of looking at the economy. In one, resources are seen as limited, and therefore economic gains are seen as possible only for some at the expense of others in a zero-sum game – a notion that can lead to ethnic disharmony and conflict. In the other way of looking at the economy, wealth is seen as something that can be created and that can keep on growing – notion that can obviously conduce to ethnic accommodation and harmony.]

    Muslim entrepreneurship has the backing of the Islamic fund. Therefore, if a Muslim enterprise goes bust, they are a hundred donors who will contribute to it rise again. Now if a Sinhala business venture goes bust,……it goes bust. Therefore Gosl and others give readily to the Muslims (collateral guaranteed on account of being Muslim).

    Nothing wrong with money from Arabia – actually it is a wonderful blessing from above (courtesy of Westerner invention on uses for oil). The best that can be done is auditing and taxation of the Arabian money pool so the zero-sum game will be converted to the growth of wealth for all.

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      So you say if I cant have a slice of your earnings I will kill you because I am mafia art. Muslim banks on principal cannot charge interest. Western politicians gave funds to the banks that went bust because they had/have interest in them but the tax payers want the money back soon because they did not vote for that and prefer better fiscal control which Germany is about to adopt.

      You are thinking like the Classic dog in the manger and murderer.

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        These are not earnings by the Muslim community, but the continuous influx of money from Arabia into Islamic banks. They operate under sharia laws “magnanimously” not taking or collecting interest, but all the while have their currency value maintained by the international system of banking . Countries welcome them to ensure liquidity and are very often are given tax-exemptions in many places. It works very well in a place like Malaysia which is also Islamic. USA however is clever enough to work cautiously and prudently with this type of banking. In Sri Lanka this is challenged by sectarianism, and the money just doesn’t flow for the general public use.

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          What do you monkey just off the trees understand about plastic cash and the increased number of green cards issued to Arabs?? Nada!

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        ramona white a… licker says, “… if a Muslim enterprise goes bust, they are a hundred donors who will contribute to it rise again.” If that’s the case there shouldn’t be poor Muslims in the world. But most of the poor are Muslims. Look at Bangladesh etc.

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          Islamic banking has only just begun internationally. Bangladesh is coming up nicely. For this kind of banking to be a success, it needs a latch- an already decently functioning and stable country with all the modern financial and commercial systems in place.

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            ramona therese fernando

            Here is an authentic history of Islamic Banking in Bangladesh. This is unlike Sinhala/Buddhists history gives details of its origin and how much people have benefited such system. Please stop bull*****ng and know your facts before you start typing.

            History of IBBL:

            Establishment of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) by the OIC member states in the year 1975 has been proved to be a breakthrough in the expansion of Islamic Shariah based finance and specially banking throughout the world. As a founder member of IDB, the Government of Bangladesh also had the commitment to establish Islamic banks which was reflected in different steps taken by the governments of the country. The OIC members consented to the proposals to introduce Islamic economy and banking in their respective countries held in the foreign ministers’ conferences in 1978 and 1980 in Dakar and Islamabad respectively. In the year 1981, OIC in its 3rd summit held in Makkah approved the proposition submitted by Bangladesh to introduce separate banking system following Islamic ideology. As per decision, the GOB sent representatives to the Middle Eastern countries to learn the existing banking systems in those countries.

            In the private sector, the Islamic Economics Research Bureau (IERB) was the first organization that took active initiative in this regard. They arranged a national seminar on Islamic Economics and Banking in the year 1979 and inspired by the discussion and the papers presented in the seminars, some local bankers formed ‘Islami Bank Working Group’. The IERB again arranged an international seminar in 1980. After the seminar, Dhaka based ‘Muslim Businessman Society’ (later renamed as ‘Industrialist and Businessmen Association’) under the leadership of renowned industrialist Abdur Razzaque Lasker, took initiative to establish an Islamic bank and applied to the government for permission. At this stage, the GOB provided necessary permission in the year 1983 and at last ‘Islami Bank Bangladesh’ was registered under Company Act in which 19 Bangladeshi national, 4 Bangladeshi institutions and 11 banks, financial institutions and government bodies of the Middle East and Europe including IDB and two eminent personalities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia joined hands to make the dream a reality.

            Mission of the Bank

            To establish Islamic banking through the introduction of a welfare oriented banking system and also ensure equity and justice in the field of all economic activity balanced growth and equity development through diversified investment operations particularly in the priority sectors and less development areas of the country. To encourage socio-economic uplift and financial services to the low income community particularly in the rural areas.

            Vision of the Bank

            The vision of IBBL is to always strive to achieve superior financial performance, be considered a leading Islamic Bank by reputation and performance. Besides,
            To establish and maintain the modern banking technology, to ensure the soundness and development of the financial system based on Islamic principles and become the strong and efficient organization with highly motivated professionals, working for the benefit of people, based upon accountability, transparency and integrity in order to ensure stability of financial system.
            Try to encourage savings in the form of direct investment
            Try to economic investment particularly in projects, which are move likely to lead to higher employment.

            Special Features of IBBL:

            All activities are conducted on interest-free system in accordance with Islamic Shariah Principles.
            Investment is made through different modes as per Islamic Shariah.
            Investment-income of the Bank is shared with the Mudaraba depositors according to an agreed upon ratio ensuring a reasonably fair rate of return on their deposits.
            Aims to introduce a welfare-oriented system and also to establish equity and justice in the field of economic operators.
            Extends socio-economic and financial services to individuals of all economic background with strong commitment in rural advancement uplift.

            Branches of IBBL

            IBBL has the largest network of branches among PCBs. IBBL has 209 branches up-to-date located at different commercially important places. Out of these branches, 162 branches are in considered as online branches. With the expansion of business, Bank divided their branches in 11 Zones to ensure close supervision, effective monitoring, and quick disposal of business and optimum utilization of manpower. 52 branches are located in 3 Dhaka Zones (Dhaka Central, South & North Zones), 31 branches are in Chittagong Zone, 23 branches are in Khulna Zone, 23 branches are in Bogra Zone, 27 branches are in Comilla Zone, 19 are in Sylhet Zone, 18 branches in Barisal Zone, 19 branches in Rajshahi Zone and 17 branches in Mymenshing Zone.

            Growth and Expansion:

            Since its startup, IBBL is maintaining a steady growth in terms of profitability and geographical coverage. 80s may be termed as ‘Foundation Stage’; during the 90s, the bank passed its ‘Early Growth Stage’ and during the first decade of the 21st century, its making ‘Rapid Growth’. The growth fact file from 1983 – 2008 is given hereunder:

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              Native Vedda,
              It’s very good to know Islamic Banking started up 40 years ago in Bangladesh. But to get the wheels to turn, it took about 40 years for Westerners to realize Bangladesh’s misery and help the process. 40 years of high-octane Sharia-banking got rolling in Bangledesh after Western systems decided to coalesce with it and give it a boost. Luckily the West saw the misery of Bangladesh over and over again on their TV’s, felt sorry, and relented a bit for the Sharia-doling (courtesy of western-capitalistic oil-markets) to become functional.

              But we will thank Sharia-banking and Arab money for their influx into Sri Lanka. However, as this money is not to be democratically allocated to all communities unlike the the World-bank money is, it is then to be considered money in excess of democratic values. We will make sure that this Arab money is taxed the way global capital-gains are taxed, for every-time oil prices go soaring on the whims of Arab-merchants, they subscribing to the global system of capitalism.

              As for Buddhist views on money, Buddhists have no grand idealistic delusions of where their money comes from. Buddhist-culture understands and respects the system of global capitalism, and until they can come to some global consensus on how to equate greater respectability to money, they will willingly pay back their loans and interest with humble and equanimous hearts.

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    From what I can discern from “rational” and educated Muslim friends, the Muslims’ are very angry.

    We are poised in a “if you hit I will hit” type of high school situation. High school in every sense including the immaturity of those handling situation on both sides.

    I think this situation could lead to a bloodbath albeit a shorter version than the last one but just as bloody.

    Regime change and urgent regime change is now a MUST.

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    Is it being naive or being plain stupid. My dear friend Izeth, Muslims are NOT at the crossroads, they are at the receiving end. Now Gnanasara has been given a visa to Australia to continue his tirade there. On which planet are you living?

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      ” On which planet are you living? “

      Isn’t that a question to the LTTE ? It was the LTTE that ethnically-cleansed them from their homes in the North, an event incomparably more cruel than what happened at Aluthgama, and don’t tell me that The LTTE is no more.

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        Ram:

        Then they had the Muslim Home Guards to backstab the Tamils, set-up and instigated by the SL regime. At least the LTTE told them to leave to avoid the violent clashes that were taking place, but now the Sinhalese buddhists are burning the Muslims down. There are no surprises. The Muslims, as elsewhere, have always ethnically isolated themselves and the same is the contention point even now, though most of them are Tamil speaking. Well, there are Muslim ministers in the govt and still Muslims were burnt to death and their property destroyed. Just ponder.

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    Izeth Hussain,
    Tell us, are you saying “… anti-Muslim campaign does not have the backing of the mass of the Sinhalese people” to deceive your own kind (Muhammadans) and give them confidence to screw us more, or put the Sinhalas on pedestal for them (Muhammadans) to take us (Sinhalas) for a bite. Either way, Izeth, it’s not going to work.

    The truth is; today BBS, RB and etc that stand to safeguard the interest of Sinhala Buddhists and their 2,500 year old culture have the backing of the majority Sinhala Buddhists beyond the political divide. Even Colombian Sinhalas who are against the government do perceive Thowheed jihadists are the cause for most of the violence the worldover.

    No non-Muslim want Jihadi violence in Sri Lanka. Mohammed Abdul Saleem is arrested in Malaysia recently with LTTE suspect for having links with jihadists that bombed the passenger train at the Chennai railway station. All non-Muslims know; the more billa in our streets, the more Jihadists in the making in Sri Lanka.

    Its in the new that India has given Sri Lanka a lot of information on Jihadists here. When that and who cast the first stone at Aluthgama riots come out, believe me, very very few non-Muslims will sympathize Muhammadans.

    Sinhalas had not start an anti-Muslim campaign. It is Wahhabi Thowheeds that started confrontations and violence. First, they attacked their own kind (traditional Muhammadans like Sufis, Ahmadiyya and etc) to control the entire Muhammadan population in Sri Lanka.

    Then they started their project against Sinhala Buddhists to turn them apathetic. In that they gave the Muslim majority town Kattankudy, an Arab outlook. Then they breed more and became the largest minority in Sri Lanka. Then they pushed the halal badge to all items in supermarket shelves. At the same time billa became a common sight everywhere. Then they got one Muslim parent to demand unfair equality in daughters’ school. Then our Muslim governor told the government servants to help with ‘gawa gathana’ pinkama. Muhammadans are taking advantage of our fairness and fair-minded constitution. All to undermine the Sinhala Buddhists mindset.

    The more you guys attack BBS the more Sinhala Buddhists gather around it. That’s history and the truth. Just study what happened after Panadura wadaya in the late nineteenth century. Muhammadans are in serious trouble when Sinhalas decide enough is enough and start boycotting their shops. What say, Hussain?

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      wathie

      “The truth is; today BBS, RB and etc that stand to safeguard the interest of Sinhala Buddhists and their 2,500 year old culture “

      The Para-Sinhala and para-Tamil and Sinhala speaking Para Demala from South India Culture as confirmed by the DNA in the bodies of the Paras?

      The Veddah Tribe https:

      //www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U
      Tamil-speaking Veddas of Vaharai await war recovery support

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

      “It is Wahhabi Thowheeds that started confrontations and violence. First, they attacked their own kind (traditional Muhammadans like Sufis, Ahmadiyya and etc) to control the entire Muhammadan population in Sri Lanka. ” Ftom the Lat sermon of Prophet Mohammed:

      O people: the Devil has despaired of ever being worshipped in this land of yours, though he is content to be obeyed in other works of yours, that you deem to be of little importance.
      Please remember:

      Wahhabi Thowheeds, and the other versions, Salafis, Deobandi, Talibans are NOT Muslims or NOT Mohammedans. They follow the Devil, Satan. Shaitan, Mara to destroy the Muslims who follow Allah, The God, because the Devil,Satan, Shaitan is against Allah, The God, and do not like the True Muslims who follow Allah, The God and prophet Mohamed’s teaching, if they were to be true Mohammedans.

      In the teachings of the Quran and by Mohammed,

      1. There is no Compulsion in Religion. Quran clearly says that “There is NO compulsion in religion” (Reference , Chapter 2, Verse 256)The Wahhabi, do not follow that. So, they are NOT Muslims.

      2. My Religion is Mine, your Religion is Yours. The Wahhabi do not follow that. So, they are NOT Muslims.(Quran Chapter 109 which consists of six sentences.)

      Before, the Wahhabi invasion of Lanka, the Muslims were Sufis and traditional Muslims who followed the Quran and the Prophet Mohamed. They are the First Victims of the Wahhabis.

      Farewell Sermon

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farewell_Sermon

      The Last Sermon, was delivered by the Islamic prophet, Muhammad on the 9th of Dhu al-Hijjah, 10 AH (9 March 632) in the Uranah valley of Mount Arafat, during the Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj.

      Text of the sermon

      O people, hear me well: I explain to you. For I do not know; I may well not meet you again in this place where I now stand, after this year of mine.

      O people: your lives and your property, until the very day you meet your Lord, are as inviolable to each other as the inviolability of this day you are now in, and the month you are now in. Have I given the message? —

      O Allah, be my witness. So let whoever has been given something for safekeeping give it back to him who gave him it.

      Truly, the usury of the Era of Ignorance has been laid aside forever, and the first usury I begin with is that which is due to my father’s brother ‘Abbas ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib. And truly the blood-vengeance of the Era of Ignorance has been laid aside forever, and the first blood-vengeance we shall start with is that which is due for the blood of [my kinsman] ‘Amir ibn Rabi‘a ibn Harith ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib. Truly, the hereditary distinctions that were pretensions to respect in the Era of Ignorance have been laid aside forever, except for the custodianship of the Kaaba [by Bani ‘Abd al-Dar] and the giving of drink to pilgrims [by al-‘Abbas].

      A deliberate murder is subject to retaliation in kind. An accidental death from a deliberate injury means a death resulting from [something not usually used or intended as a deadly weapon such as] a stick or a rock, for which the indemnity is one hundred camels: whoever asks for more is a person of the Era of Ignorance.

      O people: the Devil has despaired of ever being worshipped in this land of yours, though he is content to be obeyed in other works of yours, that you deem to be of little importance.

      O people: postponing the inviolability of a sacred month [claiming to postpone the prohibition of killing in it to a subsequent month, so as to continue warring despite the sacred month’s having arrived] is a surfeit of unbelief, by which those who disbelieve are led astray, making it lawful one year and unlawful in another, in order to match the number [of months] Allah has made inviolable. Time has verily come full turn, to how it was the day Allah created the heavens and the earth. Four months there are which are inviolable, three in a row and forth by itself: Dhul Qa‘da, Dhul Hijja, and Muharram; and Rajab, which lies between Jumada and Sha‘ban. Have I given the message? — O Allah, be my witness.

      O people: verily you owe your women their rights, and they owe you yours. They may not lay with another men in your beds, let anyone into your houses you do not want without your permission, or commit indecency. If they do, Allah has given you leave to debar them, send them from your beds, or [finally] strike them in a way that does no harm. But if they desist, and obey you, then you must provide for them and clothe them fittingly. The women who live with you are like captives, unable to manage for themselves: you took them as a trust from Allah, and enjoyed their sex as lawful through a word [legal ruling] from Allah. So fear Allah in respect to women, and concern yourselves with their welfare. Have I given the message? — O Allah, be my witness.

      O people, believers are but brothers. No one may take his brother’s property without his full consent. Have I given the message? — O Allah, be my witness. Never go back to being unbelievers, smiting each other’s necks, for verily, I have left among you that which if you take it, you will never stray after me: the Book of Allah. Have I given the message? — O Allah, be my witness.

      O people, your Lord is One, and your father is one: all of you are from Adam, and Adam was from the ground. The noblest of you in Allah’s sight is the most godfearing: Arab has no merit over non-Arab other than godfearingness. Have I given the message? — O Allah, be my witness.
      At this, they said yes.
      He said, Then let whomever is present tell whomever is absent.

      O people:, Allah has apportioned to every deserving heir his share of the estate, and no deserving heir may accept a special bequest, and no special bequest may exceed a third of the estate. A child’s lineage is that of the [husband who owns the] bed, and adulterers shall be stoned. Whoever claims to be the son of someone besides his father or a bondsman who claims to belong to other than his masters shall bear the curse of Allah and the angels and all men: no deflecting of it or ransom for it shall be accepted from him. And peace be upon all of you, and the mercy of Allah.

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      Wathie,

      I fear you are right. This is not something that happened overnight, it has simply being brought to a peak by the ruling thugs who advocate thuggery.

      Many Muslims in our Country have been bending the rules and taking unfair advantage of the system for generations. The resentment of the majority is real and this has no easy solution.

      If it is treated in the same shallow manner that reconciliation with the “vanquished” Tamils was treated, this will soon be out of control.

      Oh how we need a “civilized, educated” Government !

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    Izeth Hussain –

    Muslims are Anti-Sinhala & Anti-Buddhist…. They hate this country… Their Muslims leaders preach Hate & avoidance towards Sri Lanka culture and trying impose Islamic culture not only for Muslims but for All Sri Lankans…This is root cause of the issue…

    I challenge you that if you can visit a mosque and ask Maulavi to peach Muslims to think as Sri Lankans instead of Muslims

    There is Anti-Sinhala & Anti-Buddhist campaign among Muslims majority areas…otherwise how has it possible to attack a Buddhist monk on Poya day ?? Then refuse to abide to rule of law ??

    you old guys better to compare your youth time vs now to wrote about how Muslim community drastically changed towards Islamic extremism…

    Check your people before to complain against other….

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      Bebon

      “There is Anti-Sinhala & Anti-Buddhist campaign among Muslims majority areas…otherwise how has it possible to attack a Buddhist monk on Poya day ?? Then refuse to abide to rule of law ??”

      The above is NOT the TRUTH. This story was synthesized AFTER the Attack on Muslims, on the 16th and later, when the facts were known by the Para-Sinhala Buddhist racists.Lies were spread .

      The JMO Lies,
      The Monks lie,
      The Sinhala Buddhists Lie

      The Sinhala Buddhist Writers lie
      The Police lies.

      One Thing they have in comm is that They are Para-Sinhala”Buddhists” and They are liars, as far as the Aluthgama Incidents and many other claims are considered.

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    Muslims in SL should not be fools like Tamils.

    If Muslims follow Tamils, they will end up like Tamils in Nanthikadal.

    This should be avoided. The army is 99% Sinhalese, The nay is 99% Sinhalese. The air force is 99% Sinhalese. Muslims stand no chance whatsoever if they follow the path of jihad.

    There are 89,000 Tamil war widows. If this were to happen to the Muslim community it will be end of Islam in the island.

    Muslims beware of attempts to drag you to jihad. It is a no brainer.

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    This man Hussain talks about racism by Sinhala Buddhists. Can he tells us which Muslim country give its minorities the rights that he complains as Muslims do not have in Sri Lanka.

    Hundreds of Coptic churches have been burned by Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt? Muslim Ahmadiyya is banned in pakistan. Hindus Buddhists and Christians are persecuted so much in Bangladesh they have formed a joint council. Same story goes all over the world. So one must look at Sri Lanka situation in comparison.

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    The idea of the beginning of the civil society is a very good point. Bensen

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    ‘Muslims versus Non-Muslims’ is a proplem that will go on forever in this world.

    As usual Izeth Hussain is ‘barking up the wrong tree’ again. The actual problem is not with the Singhala-Buddhists, It is actually with the Muslims. Muslims have dropped their asiatic way of life and adapted extremists’ Arabic way of life, Muslims have deliberately alienated amongst Sri Lanka’s non-muslim community.

    Muslim politicians are disloyal to the country and non-Muslims.
    Muslim underworld in Colombo, Jihadists in Eastern province, fraudulently charging for Halal products from non-Muslims, invasion of archaeological sites(e.g.Kuragala, muhudu viharaya, Dabulla, etc), the list goes on.

    So Izeth, are you still confused how all this started? Muslims are a minority community in the country, so few idiots actions reflect badly on their whole community. Tell the muslim politicians and councils to behave themself, then BBS will go away in peace.

    Besides minorities must learn to integrate with majority!

    p.s. Good people no need to get offended by the above!

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    Native Vedda,
    Very good to know it started 40 years ago in Bangledesh, but to get the wheels to turn, it took about 40 years for Westerners to realize this and help the process. 40 years of high-octane Sharia-banking got rolling in Bangledesh after Western systems decided to coalesce with it and give it a boost. Luckily the West saw the misery of Bangladesh over and over again on their TV’s, felt sorry, and relented a bit for the Sharia-doling (courtesy of western-capitalistic oil-markets) to become functionable.

    But we will thank Sharia-banking and Arab money for influx into Sri Lanka. However, as this money is not to be democratically allocated to all communities unlike the the World-bank money is, it is then to be considered money in excess of democratic values. We will make sure that this Arab money is taxed as global capital-gains is taxed, every-time oil prices go soaring on the whims of Arab-merchants subscribing to the global system of capitalism.

    As for Buddhist banking, Buddhists have no grand idealistic delusions of where their money comes from. Buddhist-culture understands and respects the system of global capitalism, and until they can come to some global consensus on how to equate greater respectability to money, they will willingly pay back their loans and interest with humble and equanimous hearts.

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