24 October, 2021

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Sri Lanka’s Recipe For Renewed Failure

By Tariq A. Al-Maeena

Tariq A. Al-Maeena

A mistake once committed is rarely repeated by a rational entity.  However such is not the case with the government of Sri Lanka.  It is becoming increasingly obvious that following the 30-year war with the Tamil minority, the Sri Lankan rulers have not learned their lesson.

Today, they are busily spreading the seeds of discord against another minority; the island’s Muslim Sri Lankans. They are clever enough not to openly support a reign of terror directly.  Instead, they quietly look the other way while terrorist Buddhist groups like the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) do their dirty work.

Comparable to the purges that prevailed during the height of Nazi fascism of yesteryear, Buddhist militancy in Sri Lanka has lately begun to rear its ugly head of intolerance and violence toward the island’s minorities.  A distinction must be made here in that although 70 percent of the population is Sinhalese Buddhist and by and large peaceful, it is a growing minority of militants who are currently guiding its no-tolerance aggression toward the Muslim minority, undoubtedly fueled by the silent encouragement of the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has reportedly tried to get the country’s media to downplay or not report incidents of violence toward minorities.

In an ominous statement of bravado, The BBS had publicly announced that, ‘This is a government created by Sinhala Buddhists and it must remain Sinhala Buddhist. This is a Sinhala country, Sinhala government.  Democratic and pluralistic values are killing the Sinhala race.”

Buddhist monks have denounced Muslim practices, such as their use of conservative clothing referring to it as ‘gorilla’ outfits, and have called for a total ban on halal products for the community.  Clad in white or t-shirts bearing a ‘No-Halal’ slogan, the supporters carried Buddhist flags and cheered enthusiastically when extremist Bodu Bala Sena monks denounced particular Muslim practices. They have also vented their anger against evangelical Christians who, they claimed, were attempting to perpetuate Christian extremism in the country.

Such fermenting and unchecked statements by the leaders of these terrorists have whipped up a frenzied crowd to go on a rampage against minority communities and individuals.  Homes, business, and now mosques are rapidly becoming the targets of destruction for these militant crowds, while the government looks on pretending that nothing untoward is actually taking place.

The attack on the Molawatte mosque in Grandpass during maghreb prayers on August 10 in the capital city is an indication of how serious the problem has become.  While Muslims were offering prayers in the sanctity of the house of worship, a mob of Buddhist militants numbering over 70 by eyewitness estimates began and destroying the mosques with metal poles and rods and stones and bottles.  Chants could be heard saying that “this was a Sinhala Buddhist country and that the Muslims and Mosques should be thrown out.”  This is yet another page in a rapidly filling dossier of criminal activity against Sri Lankan minorities by Buddhist terrorists.

If left unchecked, the actions of such fringe group of fanatics trying to inflame the existing peaceful relations between the island’s Sinhalese and Muslim population could only lead to violence.  Although the Muslims watched muted and restrained, it is only a matter of time before these fanatic radicals go berserk with their pent up resentment and hatred toward Muslims, and lead the island into a full-scale ethnic war.

While the majority of Sinhalese Buddhists is indeed peace-loving and has been living in harmony with other minorities over the centuries, the plague of militant Buddhists in recent days is gaining a strong foothold throughout the country.  These are dangerous times.  History is full of pages of how the good conscience of a silent majority has been overcome by the vicious rhetoric and actions of a militant minority.

In sharing a common religion with the island’s minority Muslims, GCC countries have a vested interest in ensuring their safety and security. The persecutions that have begun to form against them cannot in no certain terms be tolerated.  The benign tolerance exhibited by the Sri Lankan government toward these militant groups must be addressed firmly and the OIC must also spring into action before militancy turns into large-scale massacres.

Sri Lanka is a recipient of a sizable mass of its national budget from the remittances of its workers in GCC countries.  The GCC also provides most of the island’s energy needs.  Many in the Gulf have been frequent visitors for tourism and business.  So far relations have been harmonious. But neo-fascism is unacceptable.

Gulf leaders must get a clear message across to the Sri Lankan president:  Quit playing games!  Act decisively against the militants.  The island must not embark on the perilous road of violent racial and ethnic divisions that could lead to unrestrained violence against not only the Muslims, but the other minorities on the island as well.  We will not tolerate such actions!

*This article first appeared in Saudi Gazette. Tariq Al-Maeena can be reached at talmaeena@aol.com and followed at @talmaeena

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    Mr. Tariq A. Al-Maeena

    The attack on the Molawatte mosque in Grandpass during maghreb prayers on August 10 in the capital city is an indication of how serious the problem has become.

    Can you be honest, and tell what this your holy place (you would tell that in a few years) was or is ? IT IS A BUSINESS PLACE, YOU PEOPLE are using as the prayer place which you call mosque. this is the muslim habit. Every where in the island, your people are using business places for mosques. Even the so-called Dambulla – mosque was a business. you people wanted to convert it to a mosque. THEN YOU BUILD A MOSQUE THERE.

    Now it has accounted that every fifty muslim families has one mosques. Once you start these “mosques” next step is you start preying in loud speakers and spread your rule asking us to behave the way you want.

    In the mean time, you want your Sharia LAW, your clothing styles which does not include different kinds of face, head or body coverings, halal foods. muslim specific schools and universities.

    what are all these and what for.

    On the other hand, what are the rights of non-believers in majority muslim countries, NONE.

    You people haress non-believers, and burn their churches or buddhist temples, and kill non-believers.

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      “You people haress non-believers, and burn their churches or buddhist temples, and kill non-believers”.

      Since this article is about Sri Lankan Muslims, who are victims of racial attacks and hate speeches, perhaps you can give us facts and links, that Sri Lankan Muslims have harassed non believers, burnt churches or Buddhist temples, and killed non believers, here in Sri Lanka. Because in your attempt to spew more hatred for Muslims, and justify violence against them, you seem to have overlooked the fact none of the above claimed so shamelessly from you has happened in our country, and that to date, the Muslims have shown restraint.

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        GUYS, WHY ARE YOU WASTING YOUR TIME ANSWERING THIS JIMSOFTY OR LESTER OR KAS SUMANASEKERA.
        HE WAITS TILL AN ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED AGAINST RAJAPAKSES OR BBS AND PUT HIS TWO CENTS COMMENT TO DIVERT US FROM THE MAIN TOPIC. THIS GUY IS A BBS AND JHU MEMBER. HE IS SUCCEEDING WHEN WE BUSY ANSWERING HIM WHILE IGNORING THE TOPIC OR THE SUBJECT. IT DOESNT MATTER RETALIATING HIM BUT DONT FORGET TO COMMENT ABOUT THE TOPIC.
        Our aim is to demolish this BBS.

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        Dhaksa:

        Your brain is there for you to use. So, use it.

        Don’t you know Muslims are supposed to behave according to the quran and how the mawlawi or the mullahs are interpreting it ?

        OR is this the Almighty’s wish that you behave as dumb ?

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          It must be Yahweh’s choice to make you an agent for Islamaphobia, and dumb rationale.
          If you look at the responses to your idiotic, anti Islamic comments, you can gauge for yourself,
          which commenter spews without fact or substance.

          It is better for you to focus on learning how to grow plants in the desert, instead of trying to convince us Muslims are ALL bad. It does not work here.

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          Jimsoft alias jim sloppy…. Go find a Sinhala newspaper to spew hatred in because your command of the language is ridiulous..

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        DHAKSHA:

        SEE HOW MUSLIMS USE THE CRAPPY WESTERN SYSTEM TO CONVERT THE WEST TO ISLAM while ANY ONE CAN SEE HOW MUSLIMS PROTECT THEIR CULTURE FROM OTHER RELIGIONS. EVIDENCE IS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

        TARIQ A LA MAENA:

        YOU SAY IT SI THE RECIPE FOR FAILURE. i THINK, QURAN DID NOT TELL HOW YOU PEOPLE FAIL ONE DAY. I CAN FORESEE THAT.

        DHAKSHA READ THIS;

        “research reveals half of all Britain’s mosques have been attacked since 9/11 (about 700 mosques have been targeted)

        · there are about 1700 mosques in the UK

        · There were 1.6 million Muslims in England and Wales in 2001 (3% of population). By 2011 the Muslim population had grown to 2.7 million people or 4.8% of the population. The Pew Forum thinks that there will be just over 5.5 million British Muslims, representing 8.2 per cent of the UK population, by 2030.

        · About 40 per cent of Britain’s 2.7 million Muslims live in the capital

        · After Drummer Lee Rigby’s death arson, computer threats, physical attacks increased by tenfold. Nearly 9 attacks per day took place. examples of the type of attacks include mosque walls sprayed, pigs head left at Muslim families homes,

        · The attacks on Muslims is attributed to the “far right” – US State Dept, NGOs or Human Rights groups do not call them “racists” “extremists” or ‘fanatics”. There was no statement issued by the US State Department to the UK Government stressing US concern over mosque attacks and intimidation of Muslims in the UK.

        · The UK Government gives £214,000 annually to Tell Mama project run by Fiyaz Mughal to monitor “anti-Muslim” attacks in the UK. To date, 212 “anti-Muslim incidents” since the Woolwich murder – which has formed the basis of nearly all this reporting – Yet US state department, infamous human rights organizations and the NGO bandwagon have not issued statements condemning the UK Government or even demanding reports or investigations.

        · In 2009 there were 368 anti-Muslim crimes in London; in 2012, there were 337. In the first 11 weeks of 2013, there were 64 crime.

        · The number of Muslim prison inmates in England and Wales jumped to 11,248 in 2012 (a 200% increase since late 1990s). According to a research report recently commissioned by the British Ministry of Justice, many non-Muslim inmates in British prisons are being bullied into conversion or are embracing Islam in exchange for promises of protection from physical assault. Researchers from the Cambridge Institute of Criminology who wrote the report found that more than one third (39%) of the prisoners at Whitemoor are Muslims.

        · According to the Association of Chief Police Officers, every year 17,000 Muslim women in Britain become victims of forced marriages, are raped by their husbands or subjected to female genital mutilation — all condoned by more extreme Islamists.

        · The number of Muslims attending prayers will reach at least 683,000 by 2020, while the number attending weekly Mass will drop to 679,000.(2.7m Muslims against 41m Christians) (think tank Christian Research)

        · Europe’s churches are turning into mosques at the rate of 2 per week.

        · There are 85 Islamic Sharia law courts operating in Britain. BBC’s Panorama’s documentary “Secrets of Britains’ Sharia Courts” have revealed that despite the Sharia law being non-binding UK Muslims are compelled to obey rulings by Islamic judges (qadi), that women are at the risk of violent and abusive husbands (documentary cited Leyton Sharia Council – the oldest Islamic council in UK), proceedings at Sharia Council of Dewsbury (West Yorkshire) was shown where Islamists have promised to turn Dewsbury into an independent Islamic state ruled by Sharia law and apart from British jurisprudence. On its website, the Leyton Sharia Council writes: “Though the Council is not yet legally recognized by the authorities in the UK, the fact that it is already established, and is gradually gaining ground among the Muslim community, and the satisfaction attained by those who seek its ruling, are all preparatory steps towards the final goal of gaining the confidence of the host community in the soundness of the Islamic legal system and the help and insight they could gain from it. The experience gained by the scholars taking part in its procedures make them more prepared for the eventuality of recognition for Islamic law.”

        · Muslims Against the Crusades (MAC) group have named Yorkshire towns Bradford and Dewsbury and Tower Hamlets in East London as testbeds for blanket sharia rule.

        · In October 2012 the British Parliament held its 1st full parliamentary debate on Sharia courts after Baroness Cox presented a bill to the House of Lords.

        · Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill would make it a criminal offense punishable by 5 years in prison for anyone falsely claiming or implying Sharia courts or councils have legal jurisdiction over British family or criminal law.

        · Britain’s first Sharia law zone is in Waltham Forest.

        · Abu Izzadeen “Director for Waltham Forest Muslims” says he wants to impose Islam’s sharia law in Britain. He claims the Sharia Zone will “ban alcohol, gambling, drugs, music, smoking and homosexuality as well as men and women mixing in public”. He says this is the first step towards turning Britain into an Islamic state.

        · The campaign to introduce Sharia controlled zones is run by Muslims Against Crusades (MAC). Its website says Sharia law zones have ‘momentous’ support from Muslim businessmen, lawyers and community leaders, who are ‘sickened by the alcohol, pornography and downright secular culture of Britain’.

        · 25 areas around Britain have large Muslims populations – Bradford, Dewsbury, Leicester, Luton are some.

        · At least 5,200 people convert to Islam in the UK each year, 60 per cent of them women.

        · The entire infrastructure of Britain is changing. Mosques, Islamic schools, Sharia courts, Muslim-owned businesses and banks have now become an integral part of the British landscape.’

        · There are already 100 mosques in Waltham Forest, Newham and Tower Hamlets.

        · Across London, 24 Islamic primary and secondary schools teach thousands of pupils the national curriculum, but can devote time to Islamic studies in religious lessons.

        · There are hundreds of after-school classes (where boys and girls wearing robes, skull caps or hijabs and learn to recite the Koran by heart) flourish in the mosques of British cities.

        · There is also a separate Islamic financial system which conforms to Sharia banking industry restrictions, including a ban on interest payments on loans. According to Global Islamic Finance Report, Britain is now the main centre for Islamic finance outside the Muslim world.

        224page report by European Muslim Research Center (University of Exeter) over a 10 year study throughout Europe revealed:

        · bulk of physical violence, intimidation and discrimination faced by 2m Muslims goes unreported because they have lost faith in the authorities

        · disadvantage to Muslims has been the war on terror and everything viewed as a security risk

        · “anti-Muslim violence in the UK is predicated on the rhetoric and practice of the “war on terror…by individuals who have become convinced and angry by negative portrayals of Muslims in the media”…”one incident a woman wearing a burqa was punched and called a terrorist”

        “If brave political leadership is forthcoming, then the task will be so much easier.” – This appears to be the same message delivered by the public.

        Demands being made by Muslims in the UK

        An estimated 10% of children in Britain’s schools are Muslim. The Muslim Council of Britain are demanding that UK curriculum includes Muslim contribution to shaping Britain and European history in the school text books.

        National Association of Muslim Police are now demanding more Muslim representation in the British police

        From the newspapers – The Daily Star:

        “Britain could have its first Sharia-controlled zone if plans for a mega-mosque more than four times the size of St Paul’s Cathedral get the go-ahead.

        “The East London mosque, known as the Riverine Centre, will hold 9,312 worshippers, compared to 2,400 at St Paul’s.

        “The 16-acre site in West Ham will include 40ft minarets, an Islamic library, a dining hall, multi-use games areas, tennis courts, sports facilities and eight flats for visiting Muslim clerics.

        Daily mail:

        ‘Have more babies and Muslims can take over the UK’ hate fanatic says, as warning comes that ‘next 9/11 will be in UK’

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1054909/Have-babies-Muslims-UK-hate-fanatic-says-warning-comes-9-11-UK.html

        Reactions by the British:

        “No more mosques in the UK. We are constantly building new mosques, which are paid for by the money that comes from oil states. We have only in this country as far as we know, 3.5 to four million Muslims. There are enough mosques for Muslims in this country, they don’t need any more. We don’t need to have sharia law which would come with more mosques imposed upon our nation, if we don’t watch out, that would happen.

        “If we want to become an Islamic state, this is the way to go. You build a mosque and then what happens? You have Muslim people moving into that area, all the shops will then become Islamic, all the housing will then become Islamic and as the Bishop of Rochester has so wisely pointed out, that will be a no-go area for anyone else. They will bring in Islamic law. We cannot allow that to happen.” (Alison Ruoff)

        The issue is that there are organizations that are calling for nations to be turned into Islamic states with Islamic law and this is upsetting natives whether they like in UK, Europe, US or elsewhere. Politicians do not help by turning a blind eye because their silence is rewarded with votes or other rewards at the cost of entire nations. No one wants to live in disharmony or create tensions but it is upto authorities to take care of those setting the stage for tensions instead of taking actions against the reactions to the actions.

        Obviously the situation in UK warrants far more attention than elsewhere as facts would show. The aggressiveness with which the trend is shifting in the UK should make the British wonder how natives of former colonies felt when Christian colonialists conquered nations and forcefully converted natives and massacred those who refused. For UK it may be sweet revenge but Buddhists and Hindus did not conquer nations or take over nations and forcefully convert natives. Yet, we do not expect the same scenarios to take place in the 21st century. What we cannot overlook is that the calls are not isolated be it in the UK, EU, US or the current situation in Asia and the followers who believe and accept the calls are also increasing. Leaders are reluctant to take action against those planning to conquer nations through boosting births alongside encouraging and celebrating conversions. What are the defenses for people be they in Britain, US, EU or Buddhist Asia when the authorities and politicians turn a blind eye out of self-interest?

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          Only a not so smart person will take the trouble to spew about Islam and Muslims around the world, when he has nothing negative to say about the Muslims in Sri Lanka. You may have learned the Israeli hasbara style attacks on ALL Muslims, but it does not apply here. There are over 1.5 billion Muslims around the world, and this article is about the Sri Lankan Muslims, NOTHING you have said applies to them here in Sri Lanka. So take your attention deficit, and try it elsewhere, as you can see from the responses, everyone here thinks you are a islamaphobe unable to address the issues here.
          Your factless comments stink.

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          Jim Softly,

          The UK must be a terrible place to live ne? Poor Brits. Quite frightening stats. All these are worrying.

          I worry more about Sri Lanka and the child rapes, 5 mind you, everyday, the culture of solving petty rivalry by murdering whole families, the high rate of violence that go unsolved, chronic alcoholism, etc.

          Lets worry about matters that affect the Sinhalese. Suddhas know how to look after themselves

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          But lot of churches are converting to mosque in UK.

          This article i read in onlanka wrote/ copied by Shenali Waduge. i hope you either same person or the same JHU/BBS funded goons……….

          The true story is in Quran this monk/ church hegemony will fail very soon, and the Khilaphat will be stabilized on earth. So, all the people on earth will be peaceful. Jesus christ will arrive and he will rule the world……..this is what Quran says. Many Christians and jews accepted this that is the reason Islam is fast growing in Europe and America..

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      “Can you be honest, and tell what this your holy place (you would tell that in a few years) was or is ? IT IS A BUSINESS PLACE, YOU PEOPLE are using as the prayer place which you call mosque”

      Jim,you know very well that the muslims were forced to pray here because the government took over the land where their mosque was and told them to get out.Then they tried to get rid of them from this temporary one too.When the muslims refused to budge from here they started to use thuggery tactics.When the muslims refused to cringe in fear and came out in numbers to fight back they used the Special Task Force to restrain them.The STF was not brought to control the sinhalese,but actually to control the muslims if they retaliated.Now the government found to their chagrin that the muslims are not cowards and are prepared to die if they are not allowed to pray.So the government has have eaten humble pie and given back their old mosque.How come that suddenly the government found that they did not need that land after all.It was pure harassment.The government knows that the weak point of the muslims is the mosques.They can’t live without it.If you can get rid of the mosques,you can get rid of the muslims and dissipate them among the sinhalese and assimilate them.

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      All you fools. Don’t you idiots think it is time to raelise what you have done to tamils and got it back in 30 years time; bombings, massacars, suicise bombing!!!. Dont U had enough you stupid fools? Are you going to continue this with other minorities and blow your ass off for another 50 years. Beware!! time is changing. All of them are going to get together
      and eliminate you the fascists. I am not against any people.
      I am Sri Lankan. Leave the Sri Lanka to Sri Lankans. dont talk noncense.
      Please Please leave us alone and if you cant put up, Shut up!!!!!!!

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      Jim or Sumana or Leela whoever you are.
      You are a pakka lair who could tell blatant lies like your racist Champika Modi and GnanaSatan. You know the facts. But you still try to hoodwink the public by your lies. Majority Sinhala Buddhists are rejecting this ShivSena’s illegitimate child BBS.
      The entire Srilankan public know that Rajafuckse is putting a blind eye on these issues and Gota is openly involved, funding them and manipulating them.
      This BBS has gone the extra miles to denounce some regime ministers publicly who dont support them. eg Weerawanse, Rajitha, Dilan etc. Plenty of videos available in the web on this, that too by a monk with utterly disgusting langiuage or rather only a third grade rowdy could speak such language. BBS is a venomous snake which must be removed at once.

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      How can SL Muslims be held responsible for what other Muslims do?

      America which is a Christian nation, killed 3 million Buddhist Vietnamese. Can you attack SL Christians for what other Christians did? Same with SL Muslims. We are Sri Lankans. Why do you bring others into the discussion.

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        That is how these Buddhist extremists think, and it is beyond their intellectual capabilities to reason out, or give deep thought to such logical reasoning. They are so blinded by hate, that they are used as empty vessels by those that dictate them, to fill their minds with prejudice, and so much hatred, that they are like robots, doing the bidding of devious men with their own agendas. These hate mongers like jim/lester/leela or whatever they call themselves, are the paid minions, trained to spew their nonsense in such websites. The Israeli minions are trained on a larger scale, paid, and are in many website around the world…seems the Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero supporters are ordered to do the same, at every opportunity, even when the article is not connected to their rhetoric.

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      Softy Brain,

      The Ministry of Buddhasasa has approved this location as a mosque. Same with Dambulla

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    This is how you people treat non-believers.

    ” “Mohammed is God’s apostle. Those who follow him are harsh
    to the unbelievers but merciful to one another” Quran 48:29 “

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      This is how Christians treat non believers:

      “Kill everyone who has religious beliefs that are different from your own”. 17:2-7

      “Anyone who will not listen to a priest or a judge must be executed.” 17:12-13

      This is how Jews treat non believers:

      “If a goy killed a goy or a Jew he is responsible, but if a Jew killed a goy he is not responsible.”

      “Kill the Goyim by any means possible”.

      Choshen Ha’mishpat 425:50

      “Everyone who sheds the blood of the impious [non-Jews] is as acceptable to God as he who offers a sacrifice to God”.

      Yalkut 245c

      “Extermination of the Christians is a necessary sacrifice”.

      If you have some intelligence, you can see that ALL 3 Abrahamic scriptures have violence in them. Unfortunately right now some ignorant bigots go around only attacking Islam, conveniently forgetting that similar verses can be found in the Bible and the Torah.

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        So, what you say, Quran copied those things from the Jewish bible ?

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          Are you that dense that you cannot read a comment. Re-read again, and stop asking inane questions.

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        Dhaksha you have it wrong when you say “Christians treat non believers: “Kill everyone who has religious beliefs that are different from your own”. 17:2-7”. This is definitely not from the Bible. The first Christian commandment is “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind” and the second commandment is “Thou shall love your neighbor as thyself” We even have to love our enemies! so how can a Christian kill?

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      Jim you are a mutant between a beast and a devil no wonder your thoughts run wild, so are your types.

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      VIOLENCE IN CHRISTIANITY

      This is what the god in the bible commands
      “Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy[a] all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.’”
      1 Samuel 15:3

      Kill babies?

      VIOLENCE IN HINDUISM

      The Bhagavat Gita is about Krishna advising Arjuna to fight his cousins.

      WHY DO PEOPLE PICK ON MUSLIMS?

      World war 1 & 2.
      Vietnam war
      Slave trade
      Vietnam war
      Korean war
      Japanese invasion of China
      Hitler
      Stalin

      Where do Muslims come in the above?

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        High time Sri Lankans started asking these questions.

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      and another verse narrates…. “Jimsofty is a disgruntled blockhead”.

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    Thank You CT for posting this- i did refer to this very article on another comment and you sought to link it to this. Be that as it may.

    However, i wish to remark that the Saudi regime is not exactly a perfect example on religious tolerance or human rights but the second but last paragraph has a worrying “tone” on the Saudi mindset.

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    The writer will most probably get attacked here in the comments, by the those who agree with mob violence and extremism of the Buddhist kind. However he makes a lot of sense, and it is true that the Gulf nations should speak out louder, and use all the leverage they have, to make the Sri Lankan government, do the right thing for the minorities in this country, for right now, no one else is protecting their rights, and security.
    As for the short sighted goons, bigots, and rabble rousers, who are starting a very dangerous chapter in the country’s history, it seems they have forgotten the past 30 years of war, strife, communal disharmony, and suicide bombers, that plagued our country. It seems they are hungry for more violence. The arrogance of belonging to the majority in this country, has made them blind to the fact that such violence, will only lead to ALL Sri Lankans suffering the consequences, and blood will once again spill on the streets of this country.

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    What about the Muslim against Muslim violence in

    — Iraq—Syria—and now in Egypt big time ?.

    Our inhabitants would have taken you at least little bit serious if you didn’t have that colorful head gear.

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      KA Sumanasekera,

      Just because they have violence and a civil war in Iraq, Syria, Egypt etc. is NO excuse for Sri Lanka to have a second round of Civil War and violence again, courtesy of BBS and the Buddhist Maras, the Devils, that has NOTHING to do with the Enlightened Buddhas teachings, in order to maintain their Monk Hegemony and the current politicians to maintain power.

      If you assume Nirvana = Extinction, then this will get the Sri Lanka Buddhists towards extinction, simply because there are too many Christians, too many Muslims, too many Hindus and too many Tamils in the world who are all pissed off with the Sinhala Buddhist Racism.

      Do not forget that Sinhala Buddhists are a minority in the South Asia region and in the current globally connected World. Besides what the Sinhala Buddhist racists are doing is a complete anathema yo the other Sinhala Buddhists who follow the Enlightened Buddha’s teachings.

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      why the hell are you worreid about Muslim vs Muslim in Iraq-Syria-Egypt
      if others fall in to the well will you follow suit.

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        Because this K.A Sumana sekera has mental disorder that is the reason….but you don’t worry about it…..it has been arrange to sent for the treatment soon.

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    Well said. Though what you have said is the truth and factual, I am sure most of the Buddhist who are blinded by faith towards the hypocrisy of medias around the Globe and in Sri Lanka will not accept the truth.

    Buddhism does not preaches terrorism. People say Islam is spread by the sword or Islam is a virus that is spreading around the world. Wake up guys – Read what Islam actually says rather than listening to illiterate monks and Extremist who falsely teach about Islam. Look what is happening to Muslims around the world. We are being oppressed, violated by rights and restricted in following our own religion. Is this what your religion says? To oppress another fellow human being and be a racist?

    Don’t let false message brain wash your mind and develop hatred against Muslims or any other religion or any single human being. As Quran states

    “Taking of one innocent life is like taking all of mankind and the saving of one life is like saving all of mankind”

    WE ARE ALL HUMAN BEINGS AFTER ALL.

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    Tariq Al Mameena,

    “Today, they are busily spreading the seeds of discord against another minority; the island’s Muslim Sri Lankans. They are clever enough not to openly support a reign of terror directly. Instead, they quietly look the other way while terrorist Buddhist groups like the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) do their dirty work.”

    Well Said. I still remember as a little on how the Buddhist Monks attacked Tamils and how a Buddhist Monk killed the Prime Minister.

    It is time the Muslims regrouped and bring this BBS menace to the surface and point out the consequences. This is truly a tragedy for Sri Lank an and the Buddhists. The current rulers are only interested in staying in power, whole Buddhism withers.

    Listen to Venerable Sobita Thero, a the True Buddhist Monk with wisdom.

    Ven Maduluwewa Sobitha Thero speaks against hate speech
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBwdMYKblrY

    Sobitha Thero explains importance of a good constitution

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR-q6uZJ9E0

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      They ll impose sanctions
      May be they declare war against us as their prophet who is also well know child abuser and rapist did to Persia.
      But we never stop
      You can write so many things but you can’t do nothing

      Sinhalese should now learn to support BBS, Sinhala Ravaya and other Buddhist Nationalist Organizations

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        OMG! Do you know any history? Muhammad never went to Persia. Muhammad and his followers were persecuted and finally fled to Madinah. The pagans came to destroy them so Muhammad fought 3 DEFENSIVE battles. One of them involved digging a ditch. No offensive army digs a ditch.

        Finally he takes back Makkah days before he died without a drop of blood.

        MUHAMMAD FORGAVE HIS OLD ENEMIES. Muhammad never invaded Persia or Egypt.

        If you are making an accusation, at least study the history.

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    Sign of solidarity! appreciated!! If the President does not learn anything from the happenings around the world then he has to face the eventuality alone There won’t be any Ganasara Thero or stupid and blind supporters besides him. It is not too late Mr. President. Muslims of Sri Lanka are ready forgive and forget, but good gesture should come first from the President.

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      He he he
      Do u think that Buddhist nationalist group will stop because of this fag.
      We ll never stop this. We have overcome every difficulty against us throughout the history, we do it now and we ll do it in future too.

      No body can stop us.

      Whoever want to stop these things should first recognize this is a Sinhalese Buddhist country. And they should try to stop all racism while fostering Buddhists.

      And tell them to have religious freedom in their countries.

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        Rasika
        You were silent when there was a war. covards. The war was the harvest reeped from the seeds sawn by buddhist polititians and extrmist sinhalese.Tamils are only 70 million in the world. Muslims are estimated to be 2000 million. Your history and other rhetorics won’t help. You can talk anything but once you create a problem totally unnecessaily it will last till the end of the world

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        Sinhala Buddhists are majority in this tiny country of 20 million.

        You are trying to fight to fight 3 people who have strong backings.

        70 million Tamils backed by nuclear armed India.

        2 billion Christians

        1.6 billion Muslims which includes markets for tea export, employment and 100% oil imports (Iran 70% and Saudi 30%).

        This is madness. You are going to turn SL into a pariah nation like North Korea.

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        Rasika,

        Who told you Sri Lanka is a Sinhala Buddhist country? Is it Champika and JHU/BBS told you or Mahanama thero in mahawamsa told you???? did you ever read the mahawamsa?? In Sri Lanka arabs were married and living before prophet Muhammed born in Macca. Do you know that? Who is this YAKKA? where are they come from? Who is this Buddha? how this Buddhism came to Sri Lanka? Do you know anything about history? Champika knows only to loot from the government projects like Norocholai looting. And he might be thinking all Sinahala Buddhist are fools i Sri Lanka!!!!

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    The time is right now to classify the govt of Rajapakse as a pariah govt by the world body before more harm is done to the minorities in the island nation, for a start lets see if the commonwealth nations are going to boycott the summit that is going to be held soon as a matter of fact the father of Singapore has already rang the alarm bell on the above

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    There is no doubt that the eyes of Muslims throughout the world are on Sri Lanka. I received several calls from friends in other countries regarding this mosque attack expressing their concern. I told them that this is just a small group of extremist.

    The Police should take action against these criminals and vandals. Otherwise it looks like the Govt is supporting these bodu-facists. Continued attacks on Muslims and their religon will evoke an appropriate response.

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      Safa, presently I am in Qatar, and the Mosque fiasco is being followed very closely here. Prayed Eid festival prayers at SL Embassy and it felt like my country is a Muslim country. Such a large gathering of Muslim men, women and children from all over Sri Lanka working here. Very friendly towards Sri Lankans. There are articles about Grandpass attack appearing in many of the Middle Eastern newspapers, and many are surprised the Muslim calm response, instead of an explosive backlash. Already this hostility is starting to gain negative fall-out effects on the Arab minds, and if this continues, the non-Muslim labor factor will come into focus very prominently, and later, they will turn on the heat with even an economic and oil embargo.

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        What I meant was ‘Qataris are very friendly with Sri Lankans’, specially being a Muslim from a Buddhist country.

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    Many Sri Lankan commentators have this annoying habit of pointing fingers at fundamentalist Muslim behaviour overseas whenever a discussion is started on Muslim hate in Sri Lanka. For them I say stick to issues here.

    Killings or rape overseas committed by so called Muslims does not condone Sinhala Buddhist terror against minorities in Sri Lanka. Let us concentrate on issues in Sri Lanka and the acute urgency in trying to find a solution.

    From all evidence it seems the terrible genie of Muslim hate in Sri Lanka is already out of the box and impossible to contain. Though I myself do not easily take to the idea of foreign intervention in Sri Lankan affairs, Sri Lanka is in effect a failed state. So if the state is incapable of protecting its people it is inevitable that they must look overseas for help.

    Articles such as this by Tariq A. Al-Maena will give some comfort for people who are facing a dire future, where reassurances against terror has failed to come from Sri Lankan authorities.

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    You write: The island must not embark on the perilous road of violent racial and ethnic divisions that could lead to unrestrained violence against not only the Muslims, but the other minorities on the island as well. We will not tolerate such actions!

    Other minorities? Remind us of what actions the GGC took in the run-up to and after the carnage of July 1983? Or, has the GGC only just seen the light because now their muslim brothers are being pushed?

    Finally,you write ‘We will not tolerate such actions!’….let us hope that this is NOT a veiled threat to interfere in the internal affairs of another sovereign state.

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      “let us hope that this is NOT a veiled threat to interfere in the internal affairs of another sovereign”

      May be they will consider hitting where it hurts – our economy ! That’s the best attack.

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    When the BBS claims that democracy and pluralistic values are killing the Sinhala race I question their grasp of history and their understanding of Economic 101.

    It is a proven fact that inclusive economic and political institutions are a pre-requisite for sustained economic growth. Democracy and pluralism are a basic necessity in this process.

    Sinhala Buddhists make up the majority of the population of Sri Lanka. It follows, therefore, that most of those on the lower rungs of society will come from this segment of the population. The cause is not pluralism or democracy but rather a consequence of an extractive, corrupt and inefficient government apparatus.

    Can the BBS honestly say that the government is clean and transparent? Are the government services well-run and dedicated in their job? Does the ruling coalition represent as wide a range of diverse interest groups and civil organisations as possible?

    If the BBS can answer “yes” to all three of the above I also question their grasp of reality.

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    Forget about learning lesson from conflicts in last 30 years.

    These extremist groups BBS, Ravana Balaya etc.. are creation of the UPFA government to gain sinhala buddhist votes for the next election. They also serve another purpose of diverting day to day economic issues of people to focus on these communal tensions.

    Now what happened to all electricity price hike issues, spiraling cost of living, salary hikes etc.. All forgotten and all talks about these Weliveriya and Grandpass violence. This purpose is being achieved by the UPFA government.

    UPFA government need to put country first. Not their own personal gain of winning elections.
    Don’t forget karma has it’s way of delivering justice.

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    did this guy write about the wonderful taliban blowing up the Bamian Buddhas .. just asking you know .

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      After the war atleast the status quo must be maintained. It is the duty of the government to protect existing mosques let alone building new mosques for the increasing need of the community.

      There are temples every nook and corner in this country.

      This country is a sprat. Retorics will not help. You cannot find excuses to attack and destroy another community. These are crimes in local or internatioal terminalogy.If the police and government cannot enforce the law and order we have to request other coutries and the UN to do that job. Already India is dead against sri lanka. What happened to 13 amendment? All are dead silent. India has apparently, sternly warned not to touch it. Where are the people who were shouting from the roof tops? Internal politics and international politics are different. Very soon this country is going to earn the wrath of Pakistan the next largest neighbour.

      The Tamils have not lost the political war the major war.

      The gullible people, the fools of this country are not aware of what is in store for them.

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        I suppose you are a propaganda soilder for the peelam war . its a thankless task you know . a war you will never win .

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      Just go wrap yourself Abhaya since it must be feeling sort of feminine you know to be addressed that way. Perhaps a turn-on may be. Ha, good, as long as it helps to keep your spirit up you know.

      Anyway, what I meant to say was, the mighty Taliban wanted international attention towards their cause, since no one was attentive to support their end. Even the tourists stopped visiting to see those colossal statues since it was in such a desolate and isolated area with no other habitation around. So a smart Taliban planned out a strategy to get the attention of the whole world either in a good or a bad way and decided to blow up the colossal monoliths which meant nothing to him, and then they got what he wanted. But you know, the world did not stop rotating, but just kept on moving. No Bhamian Buddha statues, but Taliban still exists. Even the mighty American forces, nor the NATO forces could not outwit them. Doesn’t that say something about their resolve to keep coming back in spite of minor setbacks? Now America is trying to talk peace with them, and the UN is trying to educate their children. Now is there a lesson for us in them I ask?

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    This is what the Quran says. So you mean to say we the Sinhala Budhhist Country to be like this.

    With this, let me quote some divine passages from the “Holy” Qur’an for the reader to wonder as to why the so-called peace-loving Muslims behave in the way they do:

    Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war. (Qur’an 9:5)
    Fight those who do not believe until they all surrender, paying the protective tax in submission. (Qur’an 9:29)
    Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah. (Qur’an 8:39)
    So fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief [non-Muslims]) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone (in the whole world). (Qur’an 8:39)
    Fight them and Allah will punish them by your hands, lay them low, and cover them with shame. He will help you over them. (Qur’an 9:14)
    Believers, what is the matter with you, that when you are asked to go forth and fight in Allah’s Cause you cling to the earth? Do you prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? Unless you go forth, He will afflict and punish you with a painful doom, and put others in your place. (Qur’an 9:38)
    Fight the unbelievers around you, and let them find harshness in you. (Qur’an 9:123)
    The Messenger and those who believe with him, strive hard and fight with their wealth and lives in Allah’s Cause. (Qur’an 9:88)
    O’ Prophet, urge the faithful to fight. If there are twenty among you with determination they will vanquish two hundred; if there are a hundred then they will slaughter a thousand unbelievers, for the infidels are a people devoid of understanding. (Qur’an 8:65)
    The revelation of the scripture is from Allah, The Mighty, The Wise. (Qur’an 45:2)
    And He has set firm mountains in the earth so that it would not shake with you. (Qur’an 16:15)
    Have you not seen how God makes the clouds move gently, then joins them together, then makes them into a stack, and then you see the rain come out of it. (Qur’an 24:43)
    Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them.” (Qur’an 2:191)
    Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood.” (Qur’an 9:123)
    When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them.” (Qur’an 9:5)
    Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.” (Qur’an 3:85)
    The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them.” (Qur’an 9:30)
    Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam” (Qur’an 5:33)
    The infidels are unclean; do not let them into a mosque.” (Qur’an 9:28)
    Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies.” (Qur’an 22:19)
    Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them.” (Qur’an 47:4)
    The unbelievers are silly; urge the Muslims to fight them.” (Qur’an 8:65)
    Muslims must not take the infidels as friends.” (Qur’an 3:28)
    Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.” (Qur’an 8:12)
    Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels.” (Qur’an 8:60)
    Let it be in your court now to decide whether Islam is a religion of peace.

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      there is a context to the speech.

      Like if I take quotes of the President or SL army general during the 30 year war.

      This is what god in bible says
      1 Samuel 15:3
      Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy[a] all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.’”

      Why u picking on Muslims?

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        what is the context . please explain ?

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          The following verse from Surah Taubah is very often quoted by critics of Islam, to show that Islam promotes violence, bloodshed and brutality: “Kill the mushrikeen (pagans, polytheists, kuffar) where ever you find them.” [Al-Quran 9:5]

          Critics of Islam actually quote this verse out of context. In order to understand the context, we need to read from verse 1 of this surah. It says that there was a peace treaty between the Muslims and the Mushriks (pagans) of Makkah. This treaty was violated by the Mushriks of Makkah. A period of four months was given to the Mushriks of Makkah to make amends.
          Otherwise war would be declared against them. Verse 5 of Surah Taubah says: “But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is oft-forgiving, Most merciful.” [Al-Quran 9:5] This verse is quoted during a battle.

          Surah Taubah chapter 9 verse 6 gives the answer to the allegation that Islam promotes violence, brutality and bloodshed. It says: “If one amongst the pagans ask thee for asylum, grant it to him, so that he may hear the word of Allah; and then escort him to where he can be secure that is because they are men without knowledge.” [Al-Quran 9:6]

          The Quran not only says that a Mushrik seeking asylum during the battle should be granted refuge, but also that he should be escorted to a secure place. In the present international scenario, even a kind, peace-loving army General, during a battle, may let the enemy soldiers go free, if they want peace. But which army General will ever tell his soldiers, that if the enemy soldiers want peace during a battle, don’t just let them go free, but also escort them to a place of security?

          This is exactly what Allah (swt) says in the Glorious Quran to promote peace in the world.

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            Thanks Takoob, very well presented in detail, and the versus now makes sense when followed contextually. I hope it now goes down well with the protagonists.

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    Is it too much to expect a happy united country? Firstly, the government must deal firmly with those who incite racial and religious violence by enforcing the law impartially. Secondly,the Sinhala people, particularly the Buddhist BBS and other militant arms must be told to lay off or else….thirdly, the Muslim religious bodies must re examine their methods of teaching in the Madrasses to eliminate extremist views gaining ground; there is a view often expressed that fundamentalist teachings sometimes sow seeds of exclusivity and intolerance toward non believers.

    These steps are essential not because of a need to retain the revenue from the middle east employed but because it is the right thing to do, the good thing to do.

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    “Sri Lanka is a recipient of a sizable mass of its national budget from the remittances of its workers in GCC countries. The GCC also provides most of the island’s energy needs. Many in the Gulf have been frequent visitors for tourism and business. So far relations have been harmonious. But neo-fascism is unacceptable.

    Gulf leaders must get a clear message across to the Sri Lankan president: Quit playing games! Act decisively against the militants. The island must not embark on the perilous road of violent racial and ethnic divisions that could lead to unrestrained violence against not only the Muslims, but the other minorities on the island as well. We will not tolerate such actions!”

    OVER TO HIS EXCELLENCY MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE!!!!!!!!!!!

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    It is all well to speak in support of the beleaguered Muslims of Sri Lanka, which is welcome Mr. Tariq Al-Maeena but if you are an intelligent and right thinking person, as you appear to be, you should offer the same advice to the Muslim fanatics and extremists in most Islamic countries and give them some sane lessons on tolerance of other faiths in their countries. Alas, there is worse intolerance in Muslim countries than in any other. Let their be proof of your integrity and let your wisdom not be in favour of Muslims only.

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    Today Muslim world thinking America is the enemy of Muslim world, but today America & Europe stand first in against massacre of Muslim & assert of Muslims.This is not the focus of Majority nation wish, but it is family of Mahinda Rajapakse aim to use of alcohol stain robe monks.
    Bush is failed to eradicate Islam.What can do from poor Rajapakse.

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    Read SAUDI GAZETTE

    In sharing a common religion with the island’s minority Muslims, GCC countries have a vested interest in ensuring their safety and security. The persecutions that have begun to form against them cannot in no certain terms be tolerated. The benign tolerance exhibited by the Sri Lankan government toward these militant groups must be addressed firmly and the OIC must also spring into action before militancy turns into large-scale massacres.

    Sri Lanka is a recipient of a sizable mass of its national budget from the remittances of its workers in GCC countries. The GCC also provides most of the island’s energy needs. Many in the Gulf have been frequent visitors for tourism and business. So far relations have been harmonious. But neo-fascism is unacceptable.

    Gulf leaders must get a clear message across to the Sri Lankan president: Quit playing games! Act decisively against the militants. The island must not embark on the perilous road of violent racial and ethnic divisions that could lead to unrestrained violence against not only the Muslims, but the other minorities on the island as well. We will not tolerate such actions!

    *This article first appeared in Saudi Gazette.

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      Pariot:

      It is the people go for employment in Saudi Arabia that who comes back as Wahabis.

      It is Saudi arabians who believes that Maids are their slaves and therefore, they have the right to rape them.

      Do you think, because of their Oil money, they have the right to dictate the terms. Saudis are not giving free money. these people work like slaves. Saudis are not generous and gentle people

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        jim softy

        Then call them back they are mostly budhists. Call them back immediately enblock. There are enough people waiting to work in Saudi from other countries. If this government cannot enforce law and order in this country one section of the people commit crimes against another group of people with imputiny then the natural outcome will be for foeign parties to interfere to enforce the law and order

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          Just let Muslim women go to Saudi to work as Maids and discourage all others.

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        Jim softy,

        “Saudis are not generous and gentle people”. Not only Saudis the whole gulf is the same. I agree with you. The government immediately take necessary action to stop sending house maids and non-muslims to work in Gulf…….because they have been converted to Islam and preach them Wahabism. Why don’t you ask your MARA government to do this? Make a protest i will joint with you? When you can arrange Protest?? If you really want to protect your Buddhism???

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    Dear Tamil Brothers and Sister of Sri Lanka,

    I want to congratulate you on your good luck this time around. Your peaceful effort to highlight the plights world wide of Sri Lankan Tamils which got only luke warm attention will now get stronger attention from UN and the rest of the world.

    Be patience it is matter of time before UN will mandate like in Timor Leste for referendum. BBS Barbarians and their supporters have no idea how the modern world operates.

    The Tamils can keep the North and be close to India and We Muslim will settle for piece in the South making Hambantota our capital. Mahinda is doing us a favor by building Air Ports, Sea Ports and brand new modern city. We should give dual citizenship to decent Sinhala brothers so they can live among us peacefully if they so desire

    I am sure the world will pay us to keep watch over the Buddhist Barbarians sandwiched between us and to make sure there is peace in the island. There is no doubt we can build and prosper in no time. Our cultures has strong roots for handwork, diligence and discipline which unfortunately our barbarian brothers lack.

    If they reform, get rid of all BBS type racist terrorist then we can discuss about possible merger and become one country again. We do not hate Sinhalese. I have more Sinhalese friends than Muslims.

    We are running out of patience, wasting our and our children future here security for our people and our property is a major concern. Why wait when the Government dont take any action. It is time we took control of our life and future.

    As a Sri Lankan I use to think along the same line of Honorable Minister Kadir G. Love for the country as one nation. After 30 years of bitter experience the Sinhala racist have not learnt a lesson nor have any actual love for their own people of different faith and race.

    Some time shit happens for good. Thank you BBS and our Ostrich MR who forever has his head buried in the sand.

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    jim softy

    you say there one mosque for every 50 Muslim family.
    Do you know that there is one budhha statue for every Sinhalease.
    Yse there is around 20million Buddha Statue in this country.
    99% of these stautes are neglected and Birds are shitting on them even you sinhala peoiple go past them without taking any notice of it.

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    Hi all of you contributing here…I thought with the LTTE vanquished there will peace and prsoperity in this country

    I have not seen so much hatred betwen various Sr Lankan communities even during the days of LTTE.

    The Rajapakse siblings fighting a proxy war between them and the poor masses are draaged in to it. Soon it wil be a open war fare in the Rajapakse dynasty power struggle.

    There will be two out come both will be pushing the self destruction button for Sri Lanka

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    corretion…there will be one of two possible….

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    Mr. TariQ Al Maeena:

    You come here and Talk.

    This is how your quran teaches about co-existence with other religions.

    Lord buddha has taught us to co-exist with other religions and buddhism has no conversion. But, We Sinhala – buddhists have to be different in order to survive from you peoples’ extremist views. Read and see.

    “The Qur’an:
    Qur’an (8:39) – “And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world ]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do.” Translation from the Noble Quran

    Qur’an (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” Suras 9 and 5 are the last “revelations” that Muhammad handed down – hence abrogating what came before, which includes the oft-quoted verse 2:256 -“Let there be no compulsion in religion…”.

    Qur’an (9:5) “But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity, then open the way for them…” Prayer and charity are among the Five Pillars of Islam, as salat and zakat. See below. Islam sanctions violence as a means of coercing religion.

    Qur’an (9:11) – (Continued from above) “But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then are they your brethren in religion” This confirms that Muhammad is speaking of conversion to Islam.

    Qur’an (2:193) – “And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion be only for Allah. But if they desist, then let there be no hostility except against wrong-doers.” The key phrase is to fight until “religion be only for Allah.” “

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      All these verses were revealed when there was a great theological battle in the arabian peninsula and the Islamic movement was under persecution.

      Read these verses in that context

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        You are asking for the impossible. An Islamaphobe is too intellectually challenged to think in that context, nor think too deeply. All they are capable is to spew nonsense and their intent is to keep attacking a religion and it’s followers. They are also unable to comprehend, by the responses to their comments, that no one is impressed, nor believing that nonsense.

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    Islam [Edited out], Tariq is a [Edited out], Please get lost

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      Jude

      you are the one going to get lost

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      I wish CT will delete that entire comment. We do not want to see racist comments against writers here.
      It is not only disgusting, but making personal attacks against the race or religion of a writer, is uncalled for.

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      Thou art so wimpish.

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    This is not the English normally associated with one of Arabian origin.
    This is clearly a job done by a Sri Lankan Muslim to which Al-Ameena has
    placed his signature. I had the same suspicion in his earlier articles too.

    Backlash

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      Aren’t you already backslashed?

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    What is Mollawatta in comparison to the 600 dead ,and still counting. poor Egyptians in Cairo?.

    Didn’t the Saudi Govt with their cohorts in the US and the UK and Canada organized the coup to help the Egyptian Elite to roll Morosi?.

    Aren’t the murderous Egytian Army totally funded and equipped by Saudi Petro Dollars?.

    Isn’t this current carnage on top of the Saudi organized and financed other killing in Syria ?,

    How many Shites , Alwaites and now Sunnis been lkilled so far?.

    Has Tariq and his Saudi Gazzette been on Siesta?.

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      crime is crime where ever committed. we have gone through 30years of deadliest war. u have you forgetton this so quickly.You need another devatating war in this country for another 100 or 200 years?

      Attacking mosques is more serous than whateverels happenning elswhere.
      THis is barbaric and most inhuman
      When the deadly war was going on you and others were very silent.

      Think how that war was started and try to avoid another catosraphy if it happens it it wont be like the first one

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      ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ has started to burn Coptic Christian churches and kill its congregations.

      Dozens of churches have been burned down across Egypt in recent weeks, with more than 40 churches said to have come under attack amid widespread unrest in the country. The unrest came to a climax last week when military personnel moved in to quash Muslim Brotherhood protesters who had occupied various regions, calling for attacks and violence against authorities and Christians.

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        Are you a patriot or a Parrot?

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          Tsunamisekera:
          YOU are accusing others of being parrots? Gimme a break! You haven’t a single idea in your head without it being put there by those who pay you – the Rajapassas (NOT those you swindled in hour “housing ventures”)
          “Aren’t the murderous Egyptian Army totally funded and equipped by Saudi Petro Dollars?.” Are you out of your gourd? The Saudis funding those who are killing the Muslim Brotherhood? Umba, katata aapu owna deyak kiyanawa, neheda?
          I do believe CT needs to impose a policy of not publishing the outpourings of the totally deranged!

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    Look who is talking!

    Look at Egypt the largest Muslim country in the Middle East and North Africa. 750+ Muslims killed yesterday. The road was slippery with Muslim blood!

    SL didn’t fail from 1983 to 2009. SL WON!

    Muslims in SL don’t want to follow Tamils to Nanthikadal.
    Muslims in SL don’t want to follow Arabs in Egypt or Syria to hell.

    Reminds me of 1973.

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