29 October, 2020

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Tame Rising Militant Racism Before It Tames The Government And The Country

By Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

Isn’t it time that the government and the mainstream Sinhalese community wake up and tame militant racist mercenaries before they tame the government and turn the country into a killing field?

It appears that racist mercenaries who persecuted Muslims during Mahinda Rajapaksa regime seem to be raising their heads to destabilise President Maithripala Sirisena’s government. Perhaps they are trying to help defeated political forces to stage a comeback by trying to exploit the unstable political and economic situation especially in view of the government’s failure or refusal to fulfil its promises.

This also includes the government’s failure to pass the much talked about and expected hate speech bill which could deter racist elements.

During the past months few militant racists who do not represent mainstream Sinhalese community or Buddhism as they claim, have started violent attacks on Muslims, especially their religious and educational institutions.

Protest against te construction of a junior school in Dambawinna-Welimada

Protest against te construction of a junior school in Dambawinna-Welimada

It is common knowledge that these racists, suspected to have been funded by local and foreign forces hostile to Muslims, have been used by Rajapaksa regime and foreign forces to unleash violence on Muslims in violation of the very same teachings of Buddhism they claim to profess and protect.

The atrocities they committed on Muslims during Rajapaksa regime remain fresh in the minds of all. Muslims too set aside their sufferings and began to rebuild their lives under the peaceful environment brought in by President Sirisena’s government. They didn’t even call for a commission to probe into these shameful activities during Rajapaksa regime.

Racists remained subdued ever since Maithripala Sirisena was elected as president on 8 January 2015. Now they seem to be raising their heads.

Minaret issue in Kandy Mosque

A group of people led by Buddhist monks protested against the construction of a minaret at a mosque in Kandy stating that it will be taller than the Tooth Relic Temple. Called Line Mosque and built in 1860, in close proximity to Central Market, the mosque is located in a low area. The top most point of the minaret, on completion, will be far below the ground level of the Tooth Relic Temple and even much below the adjoining building complex.

Thus the protest led by militant monks and lay people on 05.06.2016 in front of the mosque is simply based on fiction. Threatening the Muslims a Buddhist monk addressing the crowd said “let them raise an inch in the minaret we will take care of them! “.

Columnist Mass L. Usuf said in an article that: Looking at the protest video shown in a national TV channel one can surmise the several areas of the law possibly violated. Besides the law, the primary violation is of Buddha’s teaching which non-violence was. The crowd shouts sadu, sadu in response to words of threats! Such uncivil behaviour on the part of those who are supposed to guide and direct human beings towards nibbana is unbecoming.

Meanwhile Muslim affairs and Postal Services Minister M.H.M. Halim met Malwatta Mahanayaka Thera Ven Thibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Thera and explained the situation in a very cordial atmosphere. However a news item in the Daily Mirror on 7 June 1026 on the meeting and the minaret issue was distorted and one sided blaming the Muslims hiding proper details.

Controversy over Eastern Chief Minister

As we all know there was an incident involving Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed and a naval officer at a school function at Sampur Maha Vidyalaya. It has nothing to do with Buddhism or Buddhist monks.

However taking law into their hands Ven. Ampitiye Sumanaratne Thero of Mangalaramaya temple in Ampara walked in to Nazeer Ahmed’s residence and threatened him. Later, the Venerable Thero led a protest in Ampara raising anti-Islamic slogans.

Responding to the incident the three armed forces declared that Chief Minister Nazeer Ahmed would not be permitted to enter military camps and they would boycott any public function attended by him. However this boycott was later lifted.

Exploiting the incident, a section of mainstream Sinhala media, perhaps in the payroll of local and foreign anti Muslims forces, went to town raising hostile slogans derogating the whole Muslim community. For example Sunday Divaina, known for its open hostility towards Muslims, in its editorial on 29th May 2016 called for the slaying of Nazeer Ahamed, to be carried out by the father of the child who was involved and his head to be offered to the Governor of the Eastern Province – Austin Fernando. (Hilmy Ahamed in his column in Colombo Telegraph)

This is the shameful state of the local mainstream media.

This episode ended only when President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed the incident on his return to the island from a visit abroad.

Protest against building a Muslim School in Welimada

In yet another lawless incident a group of militant monks accompanied by handful of people protested against the construction of a school for Muslims in Welimada.

Welimada Muslim Maha Vidyalaya, located in the Welimada Town , need to be expanded to meet the growing demand for its junior section. Thus the Muslims in the area decided to shift the junior section to a place called Dambawinna allocated by the government. A ceremony was organised to lay the foundation stone for the new building by the Uva Province Chief Minister Sammara Sampath Dassanayake.

However a group of Sinhalese led by young Buddhist monks staged a protested against the move stating that this area was allocated for government offices. Thus causing unnecessary tension in the area between the two communities. Chief Minister said that this land for the school was allocated by the Education Ministry.

Controversy over expansion of Dehiwala Bhatiya Mawatha Mosque

A group of people who used to insult Muslims with derogatory comments, attack their vehicles and obstruct worshippers protested against the expansion of Bhatiya Mawatha Mosque. This was undertaken with the approval of the Dehiwala Municipality to meet the needs of growing number of worshippers. This does not pause any problem to anyone as it is a centre of worship.

Yielding to racists’ demand Dehiwala Municipality has cancelled the approval already given. A copy of this shameful decision was sent to police who asked the mosque management to stop expansion work.

Enraged Colombo Mosque Federation, with a membership of 175 mosques, and Muslim parliamentarians in Colombo decided to resort to legal means to fight for their rights. Condemning this decision by the municipality and the attitude of the police, Colombo Mosque Federation Secretary and R.R.T President Shiraz Noordeen described it as shameful.” We are expanding the mosque for prayer and not for gambling, consuming liquor or prostitution. Blocking this is violation of fundamental rights and we are ready to go any length to ensure the rights of the Muslims and end the tyranny unleashed by lawless elements who are trying to create another communal mayhem in the country already devastated by racist wars.

Worsening situation forced Muslim Ministers Messrs Hakeem, Rishard Bathiudeen, Kabir Hashim, Faizer Mustapha and parliamentarians Mujibur Rahman and Saidulla Marikkar to meet and discuss the rising anti Muslim tide which could pit Sinhalese and Muslims with devastating consequences.

Minister Rishard Bathiudeen said police siding with racist thugs is not something new as it happened during Mahinda Rajapaksa regime under the watch full eyes of the police. If the police had acted such atrocities could have been stopped. It appears the police seem to be adopting the very same policy of appeasing racist elements against Muslims.

Responding to Parliamentarian Mujibur Rahman, President Maithripala Sirisena assured that hostile activities against Muslims will be stopped. Mujibur Rahman also pointed out that the municipality has no right to cancel the permission already given to the mosque expansion work to please the racist elements.

The question is why these monks and their supporters never staged any protest against casinos, liquor industry and liquor sales centres, immoral houses operated under various pretexts and other such activities? Why these unwanted and unreasonable protests against Muslims who remain the most peaceful of the three communities?

Something wrong somewhere! Isn’t it?

This paradise of a country, known for its political, economic and social stability during the time of independence in 1948, and a shining inspiring example for most third world countries, was turned into a killing field mainly due to racist politics of the two major political parties-The United National Party and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

This country has everything for its people to live in peace, harmony and prosperity. There was no need for the sufferings the people undergo now mainly due to racist politics and callous mismanagement which turned the country into a living a hell.

In fact when the ethnic war broke out it was the politicians and their sidekicks flourished in weapons purchasing while innocent people on all sides died and suffered. Due to continuous misrule the country was turned today into a political mess and the economy shamefully depends on IMF bail outs and other loans.

Under the circumstance the country cannot afford to allow racist militants to take law into their hands. They have taken law into their hands and function as government above the government.

The need of the hour is firmness on the part of the government to deal with such elements and save the country from yet another ethnic calamity.

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    In the name of allah and the prophet assalaam alleikum Mr Farook,

    Today, the radical Islamic group ISIS has carried out the deadliest shooting on US soil. Although many Muslims including your good self may disassociate themselves from this dastardly act, the final objective of ISIS and yourselves are identical. That is to create an Islamic caliphate without boundaries here on earth.

    We, here in Sri Lanka are concerned about the exponential growth in the numbers of the Muslim community. Also the number of mosques and their sizes keep growing exponentially. We cannot help but be concerned about the number of women adorning themselves in the attractive attires called niqab, hijab and the black abayas. Are you telling us not to be fearful about those ferocious looking beards. What if only a few of them decide that they want 70 virgins in heaven and decide to become martyres by declaring jihad on the rest of us?

    Under the circumstances, the protests made by Buddhist monks are legitimate. Hasn’t the Rebublican Party nominee for the position of president of the United States said that Muslims should be banned from entering the US. The monks only protesting against the minaret in front of the Temle of the Tooth, which is the most significant Buddhist landmark. After all, will you agree to let us build a small temple in Makkah or Madina?

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      Outsourcing is the name of the game these days. If you guys are too busy making money through crooked deals or getting drunk, just outsouce the child production activity in your home to the muslim neighbor. He will be only too happy to oblige. Everyone wins. Dont you like that?

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        Culling is also the name of the game these days to control wild animals when they grow out of proportion. Perhaps the Buddhist extermists can resort to this to control Muslim population.

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      Anyone citing the racist, xenophobic, Donald Trump as political inspiration cannot be taken seriously.

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      Note the worlds he has carefully used ‘MUSLIM’ and not Sri Lankan Muslims. As anyone who goes to Pettah and other places we can see a influx of Muslims who are note even citizens of this nation, yet that have more representation with people like him and others than even our local Muslims. There are certain places in sri lanka where Urudu is not the fastest growing language than even tamil. so i see why and how farook have chosen this general term.

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        Srilanka has to be careful about the threat from ISIS.
        Recently they killed a police couple in Paris.
        The man who killed a French police couple at their home near Paris was acting on an order from so-called Islamic State (IS) to “kill infidels”, officials say.

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    Srilanka is a Budhist country where the majority is tolerant towards all the minorities whether ethnic or religious. However, the majority Buddhists cannot turn a blind eye to Islamisation of our country under the pretext of religious tolerance and freedom of worship etc. There are confirmed reports that state forigen money is being used by Muslim religious leaders to convert village Sinhala buddhist folk to Islam also many Sinhalese women have fallen for the honey trap set by unscrupulous Muslim men and converted to Islam to marry them . They ( muslim men) divorce these new converts very soon and look for new young Sinhala buddihst girls to marry again and convert them to islam- they can marry women hence this multiple marriages. This appears to be a well planned ruse to increase the muslim population in Srilanka.

    There is already talk of ISL or Islamic state terrorists setting up shop in Srilanka to aid this project of Islamisation of Srilanka.

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      It will be interesting to find out the rate of increase of Muslim population compared to other ethnic/religious groups in the world.

      This appears to be a worry with some communities where Muslim communities are also found in their midst.

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        If the Muslims are producing more children what is preventing the other communities doing the same

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        Funlover

        “[Edited out]”

        It is indeed fun to read the above.

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      Basanayake

      “Srilanka is a Budhist country”

      Since when?

      “where the majority is tolerant towards all the minorities whether ethnic or religious.”

      Since when?

      “However, the majority Buddhists cannot turn a blind eye to Islamisation of our country under the pretext of religious tolerance and freedom of worship etc.”

      Do you expect the other minorities to turn a blind eye to the Sinhala/Buddhisation of the entire country under the pretext of Mahawansa history, majoritarian mindset, ….. using military power, unlimited or mind boggling periodical violence,… ?

      “There is already talk of ISL or Islamic state terrorists setting up shop in Srilanka to aid this project of Islamisation of Srilanka.”

      Your paranoia is the not the solution.

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    Ramadan Kareem Latheef Sahib,

    It is Muslim expansionism that has to be tamed and not the Buddhist monks.

    See the ‘peaceful expansion’ in the number of your Muslim brethren in the Kandy district in recent times. At this rate, Kandy town will suffer the same fate as Harispattuwa and Gampola. The Muslims have carried out ethnic cleansing with impunity through a combination of aggressive procreation, purchase of property, legal activism, political double dealing and false propaganda through the likes of Latheef Farook who are ever ready to espouse Muslim causes. The UNHCR and even the TNA are silent on how the Muslim Umma bhave taken over Tamil majority places like Kalmunai and Akaraipattu.

    You want the Buddhists to keep quiet? For a start, why don’t you shut off those loudspeakers blaring allahu akbar at ear shattering decibels. That is why the minarats are unwelcome in Kandy. They disturb our sleep. Please do this gesture and the Buddhists will reciprocate.

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      They did the same thing in my village. IT was very difficult to dleep.

      People destroyed everything.

      It forcing Allah in out throats.

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      Comrade Siriwardena

      Expansion of a kind is open to every citizen and race. This is a fundemental right.How to do it needs no detailed explanation. If the Muslims are expanding the Buddhists can do the same, its simple as that. Why get paranoid about it? The Chinese and Hindus are catching up in Malaysia and I dont hear the common Malaysian getting under a table and sobbing. Can we get real for a change?

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        My Dear Abu,

        The Muslims demand freedom and impunity to do whatever they want even to the extent of denigrating other religions while refusing to accommodate basic freedoms to other belief systems.

        If a Muslim is converted to Buddhism, he or she will be executed. Do they allow the building of even a small Buddhist temple or Kovil in Saudi Arabia? Under this context, is it right that the Saudis are aggressively funding the construction of mosques and madrasas all round the world?

        Who provides the theological and ideological basis for terrorists like ISIS, Al Qaeda and Taliban? Do you deny that that it is the mosque and the madrasa which is the breeding ground for most killers, suicide bombers and jihadists?

        This is why the Buddhists of Kandy are vary about mosques mushrooming and expanding. This has nothing do with Rajapakse, Sirisena, BBS or any other.

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          Siriwardena

          Like their brethren Tamils, Sinhalese, Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, Jews, ….. Muslims too are a confused people.

          They are confused because they don’t seem to want to know the difference between Islam and Arabisation through backdoor.

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          Comrade Siriwardena

          Islam is between extremism and negligence. I certainly do not wish to judge Buddhism based on the acts of killer monk Ashin Wirathu of Burma.My dear you should do the same.

          You are absolutely right Saudi Arabia prohibits the practice of any religion other than Islam. Conversion of a Muslim to another religion is indeed considered apostasy. My question is simple what is preventing other religions from doing the same if they are truly paths of salvation?

          About ISIS and Al Qaeda you should ask the CIA and Mossad.

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            Dear Abu, Latheef, Amarasiri et al,

            Certainly you should not judge Buddhism by the acts of Wirathu of Burma. The teachings and the life led by the Buddha himself is the standard that you should judge.

            Unlike ISIS, Al Qaeda and Taliban, no Buddhist is able to justify, on the basis of his religion, acts of execution, capturing women as sex slaves or extracting taxes from subjugated peoples. Whereas these terrorists are able to justify their despicable acts because there are similar examples given in your holy book and in the life of the founder of your faith.

            No wonder there is carnage and misery in places wherever your faith is entrenched ranging from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Tunisian, Algeria, Niger, Iran, Lebanon and being encroaching to places like Chechnya, Albania, and Kosovo.

            There is a tendency to show a liberal view of your faith but behaviors like jihad, hijab etc are in the core of your belief system, which Buddhists find difficult to condone. So what we are faced with is a fundamental clash between our civilization and yours.

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              Comrade Siriwardena

              You know quite well that there is no truth whatsoever in whatever you had stated. You typically represent the vast preponderance of masses who are persistently deceived by drama thats skillfully staged to arouse people like you. Cultivate a sense of perspicacity and you will have a better picture of whats happening. Good luck.

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                Dear Abu,

                Unfortunately, people like you ignore facts.

                Please read through your holy book and read the instances invasions, killings, executions, taxation of subjugated peoples and taking of women as sex slaves, marrying under aged girls by religious leaders and the justifications given for the same.

                Also please study the violence perpetrated by people of your faith in so many countries from Afghanistan, Yemen to Somalia and exporting them to hitherto places like the Philippines and the United States. See their motivations for doing such dastardly acts. These are done by extremely religious individuals who quote the holy book of Islam.

                Please open your eyes to the carnage caused all around the world. Don’t live in denial.

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            Buddhists are also humans whatever the pacifist religion they follow. Like every human they too will react in any perceived or real threat.

            That is what is happening in Burma and every other part of the world

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              sachooooooooooooooooooooooo the very stupid

              “Buddhists are also humans whatever the pacifist religion they follow.”

              I am sorry I may have to agree with you.

              However the Sinhala/Buddhists are not human according to traditions, behaviour, history, the recent claim to be part of Sinha Le, … and they are hybrids hence the violence.

              Try and live like a Sinhalese or a Buddhist for a week, you will see the difference, I am sure you will see and feel the difference immediately, probably you will feel liberated, happy, rational, peaceful, compassionate, ………… all the good things in this world, ……………. you may also look beautiful in the mirror, …

              After the week of liberation from your own hatred please write your experience on a piece of paper and send it to HLD M, IH, Shenali Waduge, Kamalika, …….

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                your parents should be taxed separately for wasting oxygen by procreation of extreme idiots

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        In malaysia, the real Bhumiputras the Malaysians have special rights over others. It is illegal to convert muslims into another faith. We need such a system in SL as well.

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          sachooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo the stupid II

          “In malaysia, the real Bhumiputras the Malaysians have special rights over others.”

          If that is so my people are the rightful Bumiputras of this land. How come you have chapter II of the constitution providing predominance to Buddhism and silent on Vihares being build wherever the state finds a piece of vacant land when there is only handful of practising Buddhists in this island?

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            Bhumiputhras can

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              sachoooooooooooooooooooo the stupid II

              “Bhumiputhras can”

              Therefore leave the construction of Buddhist Vihares to us and go back to your ancestral homeland in South India, Erivirar Pattinam and build your Sinhala/Buddhist Vihare next to your long lost cousin M Karunanithy’s palace.

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                Fake Vaddha get out from SL..

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          The real Bhumiputras of peninsular Malaysia are the “Orang Asli” which means ancient man. They are dark skinned people with wavy hair, found to be genetically similar to Aborigines in Andaman Island, Adhivasis of Tamil Nadu and Veddhas of Srilanka. Malays were the first immigrants into Malay peninsular from neighbouring archepelago. Malay language is derived from Malayo-Polynesian language group which includes Tagalog spoken in Philipines and other languages of polynesia. First religion was Hinduism. Islam spread only after the conversion Parameshwara the King of Malacca
          There is a similarity in Srilanka where the original people were the Veddhas, but the first immigrants were Dravidians who were present as variuos tribes like Yakkas and Nagas. The Urn burial sites and pottery discovered prove this. The first religion was Hinduism. Buddhism spread only after conversion of Devanampiya Tissa. In both countriies truth is distorted for political gain.

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            Truth is being distorted by the likes of you for political motives. I dont care about Malaysia. Deal it with them.

            1. The original Yakshas and Naga people are the REAL ancestors of the sinhala people and not some indians.

            2. History in this country is constructed by several sources,
            1. chronicles
            2. Stone inscriptions
            3. Ancient ruins
            4. Foreign sources.

            The current history is based on all the four above and both foreign and local reputed historians have worked on that. If you question any of their work or if you have done a new finding publish it.

            Until then do not invent stories

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              sachooooooooooooooooooooooooo the stupid II

              “Until then do not invent stories”

              Precisely.

              Good, when are you planning to ask your historians to follow your own guidelines on history writing?

              When are you going to follow your own guidelines and first read, search, learn and then write history.

              Chronicles also say a lion raped a woman and gave birth to Sinhala/Buddhist people and came from Venga, …………. .

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                which part of my comment dont you understand?

                Sri Lanka’s current history is based on various sources and has been established proved by reputed historians. We have no issue with it. It is the tamil propagandists that have a problem with it.

                So bring out a proper source with proper material of a reputed historian and prove otherwise

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              such,

              Can you show us as to where Samapura is found on the Dutch map of Ceylon? You claimed that this name is found on the Dutch map, please show us where or point us to the website…..

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              Do not worry. Turth will come out very soon. The Aryan myth about Sinhala ancestry has been blown apart by the two recent genetic studies conducted by separate teams led by Sinhala academics. Yakkas and Nagas are Dravidians and therefore ethnically related to Tamils. There are ample stone inscriptions, artefacts and urn burial sites and five Shiva temples which survived the attempts to destroy them are testimomy to Dravidian ancestry in Srilanka. Present island of Srilanka was a continuous land mass with Tamil Nadu about 5,0000 years ago, and therefore similar people lived in all those areas. To say that Tamil sailors and fishermen had failed to spot an island just 22 miles away, and allowed it to remain uninhabited is too much to be believd as the truth.

              Sinhala history is full of lies and imaginations. Mahavamsa has become a laughing stock due to this. There are older Tamil Brahmi inscriptions than Sinhala, proving older Tamil influence. Hindu temples were demolished and Buddhist temples were built on them thereby destroying the truth. There are modern instruments at present which can detect hidden archaeological artefacts without digging the ground. If Sinhalese are honest they must get them down and perform scientic studies to unearth the hidden truth which will disprove all available distorted evidence. Remember Sinhala heritage is superficial, but Tamil heritage is deep. This is a challenge to your like minded racists who are denying truth.

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        Expansion of a kind is open to every citizen and race. This is a fundemental right

        Why this fundamental right is not applicable to other religions in majority muslim countries?

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      Ramadan Kareem Latheef Sahib, RE: Siriwardena Comment.

      “You want the Buddhists to keep quiet? For a start, why don’t you shut off those loudspeakers blaring allahu akbar at ear shattering decibels. That is why the minarats are unwelcome in Kandy. They disturb our sleep. Please do this gesture and the Buddhists will reciprocate.”

      Do you think you can get ALL the Muslims in the neighbourhood to wear wrist watches or mobile phone Apps that will announce the prayer times? Why can’t the Call to prayer is done by a human voice, WITHOUT a loudspeaker as was done in the past before the invention of the Loudspeaker by the Infidels?

      Just curious.

      Did the Holy Quran or the Hadith Mention Loudspeakers?

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    Well, Mr Farook, the world has learnt from past Muslim tactics of the Ottomans and the Mughals in India.

    They always “attack” other people and other religions while alleging “racism” as you are doing, and persecution and other injustices.

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      Crusader

      “They always “attack” other people and other religions while alleging “racism” as you are doing, and persecution and other injustices.”

      Islamophobia is rampant in the Media, especially Western Media. It looks like the Christian Church is at a loss Theologically to answer certain issues raised by Islam.

      When Galileo promoted the Copernicus Heliocentric Model, he was attacked on Theological, Biblical grounds. The Church could nor make the sun go around the earth as claimed by Joshua in the Bible.

      Still Many Christians Convert to Islam for various reasons. Some examples.

      Famous People who converted to Islam

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Vo4FKbCa7I

      Former Playboy Model Converts / Reverts to Islam – Her Journey to Islam (Emotional)

      Published on May 26, 2013
      At the age of 17, Jamie’s father kicked her out of the house at which time she lived under a freeway overpass for a week. She became involved in vices and modeled for playboy until she decided to turn her life around. She discovered Islam and gave all of that up. Now, she lives in much peace and happiness. Allah (God) is all merciful and forgiving and can do whatever He shall wish to do. Nothing is impossible for Him to do. If He shall wish to forgive you for even this, He will. One of the most difficult obstacles new young converts/reverts face today is the public stereotype and the acceptance from their parents of their new chosen faith. But remember this, Allah gives you no task or obstacle that you cannot overcome and He will be with you so long as you remember Him and ask for His help. Eventually, after they really learn the truth about your new faith, Islam, they will come around Inshallah (God Willing). Nothing is impossible for Him to do. So keep looking forward, praying, and remember that you are not alone. Muslims around the World love you and accept you as they do any brother and sister, and that thousands and thousands of those who convert/revert every year, often face the same challenges, but at the end, Allah brings peace and happiness. It is a small test of the strength of your faith. Stay strong, keep looking forward, and keep praying to Him. Whoever Allah guides, none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9rB6LWt7eo

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    Well Mr Farrok, don’t forget that the world has a good understanding of the aggressive Muslim techniques of capturing others’ lands and proelatysing under threat of murder while crying injustice to them!

    The world has known the Ottomans’ methods in Europe and the Mughal atrocities in India long enough to understand the menace their evil ideology poses.

    The Crusades, contrary to all Muslim propaganda, were a direct response to Muslim aggression and an attempt to turn back or defend against Muslim conquests of Christian lands.

    The Hindu priest in Kandy had given the best interpretation of the Kandy mosque incident. He said that the Muslims were “testing” the Buddhist response on this structure built on land ‘gifted’ by the Maligawa and formalised by a stupid former mayor. If they kept quiet the structure would have been built skyhigh!

    So don’t try to deceive the world anymore. This mosque has to go.

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      Crusader

      “Well Mr Farrok, don’t forget that the world has a good understanding of the aggressive Muslim techniques of capturing others’ lands and proelatysing under threat of murder while crying injustice to them!”

      Are you talking about the New World? Africa? Imperialism, Colonialism, ans proselytising the religion?

      Hitchens DEMOLISHES the Catholic Church

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

      Typically, Hitchens delivered a blow of wit, charm, and some home truths for supporters of the Catholic Church.

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

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    Latheef has documented grievances of Lankan Muslims but avoided (deliberately?) mentioning the grievances of the other non-Buddhist Lankans.

    The article further shows the selfish mid set of some Lankan Muslims

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    “The question is why these monks and their supporters never staged any protest against casinos, liquor industry and liquor sales centres, immoral houses operated under various pretexts and other such activities? Why these unwanted and unreasonable protests against Muslims who remain the most peaceful of the three communities?…
    …..
    Under the circumstance the country cannot afford to allow racist militants to take law into their hands. They have taken law into their hands and function as government above the government.”

    ISIS killed 50 innocent people in Florida because thier thinking of sextual orientation did not match with ISIS, who advocate to keep other religious women as sex slaves. The murderer’s Parents told to media he was only a homophobia. But ISIS is claiming they directed him to do it.

    Can you condemn that murder?

    How can you stimulate the baldheaded rowdies to protest against the people whose lifestyle is not matching with you racist thinking? How can you secretly plot to take away the government’s control and turn it into Sharia Law?

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    Latheef Farook

    RE:Tame Rising Militant Racism Before It Tames The Government And The Country

    Here is a Summary for you.

    Question 1: Was the Enlightened Buddha a Castist? No.

    Question 2: Was the Enlightened Buddha a Racist? No.

    Question 3: Are the Sinhala “Buddhist” Monks Castist? Yes.

    Question 4: Are the Sinhala “Buddhist” Monks Racist? Yes.

    Question 5: Are the Sinhala “Buddhist” Monks, Buddhist Monks? No.

    Question 6: Then, what type of Monks are the so-called Sinhala “Buddhist” Monks?

    Answer: They are Monks who follow Mara and its modern re-incarnation MaRa MaRa Chatu MaRa.

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    So !!!!

    My brothers & sisters are beginning to sense a feeling of deja vu, are they ?
    Ha, ha, ha, ha

    If you interpreted the inaction of the previous Govt against the then burgeoning anti-Muslim groups as a reflection of their indirect support for such groups, then why do you not use the same yard-stick and call a spade a spade now ? Otherwise, double standards, no ?
    Ha, ha, ha

    Did you really think that after your active, successful participation in the regime-change operation of 2015, anti-Muslim sentiment will be laid to rest forever by a grateful Govt ?

    Oh dear !! It is time to wake-up and smell the ‘baththi’
    Ha, ha, ha, ha

    Let us turn the spotlight on ourselves first – rather than making knee-jerk responses of externalizing our problems and expecting others to resolve such issues.

    Or, are we afraid of what we might see – that as a community we are inadvertently contributing to the creation of space for the continuing emergence and sustenance of anti-Muslim sentiments among the Buddhists.
    Oh dear !

    Otherwise when the next ‘Wave’ hits us, the responsibility of not having done anything to prevent it will lie entirely on our doorstep.

    Ha, ha, ha, ha

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    This situation is definitely the thin end of the wedge . If the Sirisena- Wickremasinghe government is not alert then the Mara,Gora,Bara and Nara combine will emerge victorious in their plan of destabilization.They have lost so much since the voter kicked them out of office and will not simply fade away.Dont forget they have the support of sleeper cells all over the country ready to spring into action.There seems to be a pattern of destabilization emerging of which the Salawa explosion and unleashing communal violence are but 2 elements.
    Government needs to wake up before it is too late.

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    Extremism and racism among muslims is rising day by day. Last month in Madawala Madeena school, school kids and parents protested against sinhala teachers and against so called un islamic practises. They had ridiculed having female sports events for sports meet.

    In 2015 SL cricket fans were attacked in the Kettarama stadium and outside the stadium. UNP MP, Mujibar Rehman was seen with the mobs who were screaming profanities.

    All these incidents were swept under the carpet with no proper action. Muslims are famous for settling in government owned land. If the Muslims are not correcting themselves, someone will have to do that on behalf of them.

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      such,

      you have now put the tamils in their place and next is Muslims; The Muslims have had the free ride while they taught a lesson to the tamils; now, it is their turn!

      Ishath Hussain knows this very well; this is why he has been endeavouring to remind the Sinhala about the “racist and castist” Tamils. He would like the Sinhala focus is maintained on the Tamils while the Muslims are left alone to quietly exponentially multiply! Both Farook and Hussain are two sides of the same coin!

      As for you such; your bigotry have no bounds! You think that Sri Lanka is the property of the Sinhala Buddhists and their alone. You will go at any length to unscrupulously fabricate history in order to propagate the Sinhala Buddhist supremacy!

      Mark my word, the Sinhala will turn on the Muslims with ferocity that will be twice as virulent that they showed against the Tamils!

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        Yes, this is the sinhala homeland, as much as TN is tamil homeland. Sinhala have a right to protect their homeland. They dont have to give excuses for that.

        I know you people are waiting for Sinhala-Muslim riots to erupt. Dont worry it will not happen. The maximum we would go will be making the Muslims to shift to Tamil majority areas so prey sinhala muslims live together

        I remember you lamenting on Izeth Hussain’s articles and threatening him that Sinhalese will strike at Muslims and they will have to ask for Tamil’s help.

        The bigger victim of Muslim extremism is actually Tamils and are main target of conversions due to common language. The very reason the CM in East hates governer Austin is because he acts on behalf of Tamils.

        So we will take necessary actions for rising muslim extremism and racism together with right minded muslims. Dont worry.

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          such,

          “I know you people are waiting for Sinhala-Muslim riots to erupt. Dont worry it will not happen. The maximum we would go will be making the Muslims to shift to Tamil majority areas so prey sinhala muslims live together”

          Trust me it is not a matter of “if” but “when” you will attack the Muslims! I do not at all wish for it but appeal to all the Tamils to protect the Muslims in anyway possible!

          The Sri Lankan Tamil homeland is in Sri Lanka; you cannot claim the whole of Sri Lanka with your dodgy concocted history! Who are you to dictate to the Muslims in terms of how they should live. They can build mosques anywhere they want as long as it is legality is affirmed. You are a self-proclaimed racist and you are not just anti-Tamil but anti anything that is not Sinhala Buddhist!

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            I have been a strong critic of BBS and have commented against BBS when it was powerful. I will stand for sinhala peoples right to their homeland. If that sounds racist to you i don’t care.

            If tamils like to protect Muslims, call them to live among tamil majority areas. Pity you were not there when LTTE sent them in 24 hours even after taking away every penny belonged to them. It is both amusing and pathetic when a tamil who whitewashed and funded LTTE when it was massacring the muslims in hundreds talk about tamils protecting muslims.

            Then ask the NPC not to stop muslims returning to North. Why is it still not happening?

            Everyone in the world know there is a problem with islam and with Muslims today. We are avoiding a future conflict. To do that we have to tackle the reasons.

            And again as a sinhala , i have the right to protect sinhalas’ homeland. There is no dodgy concoted history, everything is well proven, researched and well established. Even your historian, Indrapala Karthigesu accepted it. If you find anything incorrect in it, provide a proper research work done by you or someone else with proper authority.

            You went missing with tails behind in all the questions I asked you. When asked about, what is your history then, you have nothing to say. What you and your tamil politicans mainly have is pure jealousy with the Sinhalese and a problem of mega size ego. It is mental problem, seek psychiatric treatment for that. Someone else’s right to their homeland and the well researched established history has nothing to do with your mental issues.

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          sachoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo the stupid II

          “Yes, this is the sinhala homeland, as much as TN is tamil homeland.”

          Why don’t you leave the Sinhala homeland to Sinhalese and go back to Tamil Nadu where your ancestral homeland is?

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      Sach

      The issue at the Madawala school had nothing to do with the Sinhala staff. A bunch of uneducated idiots who are part of the SDS are against the principal. So they had planned to throw rotten eggs at her. The Sinhala teachers along with many other Muslim teachers sided with the principal.

      these so called parents are against sports for women. However conservative Saudi Arabia has allowed girsl to play in girls only arena. Qatar has many sportswomen and so does Pakistan.

      Please stop bringing race into every occurrence in a school. Did you say race when a a school in Kuliyapitiya threw a student out based on ignorance about how HIV is transmitted.
      I see this as a similar incident based on ignorance and fear rather than anything else.
      Grow up people!
      Nabil

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        I have heard your version of the story. Hope it is correct. But you yourself is accepting that girls’ parents are rejecting participating their girls in sports activities. Isnt that extremist? If ultra islamist countries like KSA allows females in sports ( very rarely though) does not that mean the muslims in SL are crossing a red line?

        what is the matter with girls participating in sports?

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          sach

          “what is the matter with girls participating in sports? “

          Many of them believe that the gilds hymens will be torn, and they no longer will be considered virgins.

          Furthermore, they follow Wahhabi Saudi Arabian rules, and the Wahhabi Saudi Arabians follow the Satan’s, Iblis Rules.

          They also believe that the Sun goes around the Earth, and that, the Earth is 6,000 years Old as in the Bible, and man came from Adam and Eve, not by Evolution.

          They also believe that Revelation supersedes Reason and Investigation.

          There are two types of people: Those with Reason and Brains, and those with Theology and No – Brains, called non-functioning brains- Islamic Philosopher Averroes, Ibn Rushd.

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

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    Latiff Farook,

    This is not to argue that monks are perfect but calling them militants is a hate speech. Please stop it.

    Militants carry weapons, do monks carry them?

    Muslims are becoming hostile and that may be the reason for aggressive reaction from some Buddhist monks.

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    Mahinda Rajapakkse for his own survival sawn the seeds of racism, chauvinism and hate campaign against Muslims and (Christians) with the blessing of BBS and the poisonous tree freely growing without any hindrance in My3 regime and IS factor, Trump anti Muslim propaganda (for his own election victory to become a first German descent in US) also pumping oxygen for racist elements in Sri Lanka.
    If it’s unchecked, Sri Lanka will soon another Burma where monks butchering the children and women.
    It’s government responsibility to act before too late and Gnanasara should be behind bars for his crime against humanity and ethnic cleansing in Aluthgama as a first step!!!!!!

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    Cultural and religious expansionism pursued by sections of the Muslim faith is the greatest threat to the world as demonstrated by the most serious shooting by ISIS on US soil yesterday. The nominee of the Republican Party has gone to the extent of suggesting a ban on Muslims entering the United States.

    Now Mr. Latheef Farrok may play innocent by claiming that the Sri Lankan Muslims are peaceful unlike the ISIS. But the final objectives are the same: a one world Islamic caliphate without borders. Only the methods differ.

    The Buddhists of Kandy have been far more tolerant than the potential President of the US but are watching with horror the rising cultural expansionism in our neighborhood in the form of black abayas, niqab, hihab etc. These are alien to the people of Kandy as is the blasting through loudspeakers 5 times a day of prayer in an unknown language. This is what has to be tamed.

    Mr. Latheef Farook, in the most conniving way, is trying to deploy the Sri Lankan state against the spontaneous reaction from Buddhists who are tolerant under normal circumstances. This is a trick. He is using the name Rajapakse to get the Sirisena administration emotionally worked up to suppress the feelings of the people. Rajapakse or no Rajapakse the people do not accept the expansion of the mosque. Period.

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    The mind set of the people who made comments are ant-Muslim. They are not positive thinkers and men of low thinking capacity. They drag everything Islam and Muslims to a local issue. Please my dear countrymen! raise your vision, see above the issues. Do not stoop to lower level to blame Muslims and Islam for everything happening in the World.

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    Amerasiri has made four contributions so far! Many more come no doubt; one should wonder as to his deep interest on this subject!

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    There a salient point that most commentators miss and that is that the issue is not about religion or race but about peace and stability!

    Don’t forget that we fought each other for over three decades and our economy nose dived. Should we have another race or religion based riot the future would be bleak and we would end up as an impoverished nation in Africa. No investor would risk putting his money in a country where there is no stability; political as well as racial harmony.

    What is needed is accommodation and understanding among all Sri Lankan citizens.

    United we stand; divided we fall! its up to us to decide the kind of future we want to leave for our children!
    Nabil

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    I am a Muslim and the Aga Khan is our spiritual head.
    Looking at what this writer has written, and the diverse reactions of various people
    (e.g., Arembepola, KandyCitizen) etc., I think many Muslim leaders and writers, and these commentators don’t understand one simple thing.

    The Sinhalese reaction, as well as the reaction of most of the Western countries with their heightened Islamophobia, is simply due to a breakdown of trust.

    When Arembepola writes high-sounding appeals she is being extrenely naive and forgetting that those appeals are irrelevant until steps are taken to establish trust. The Kandy citizen’s statements show the degree of distrust.
    Arembepola’s statements are like those of well-meaning but naive people who wanted to talk peace with Prabhakaran and dragged the war on for 30 years.

    Latheef Farook’s article, pointing out that Buddhism is based on non-violence etc., is irrelevant, as the militant people and militant monks are aroused because THEY FEAR that their rights are being SURREPTITIOUSLY usurped by the MUSLIMS.
    Even among MUSLIMS, there are fears that certain fundamentalist groups with money from the middle east are USURPING the place traditionally enjoyed by ordinary Muslims. There are clashes AMONG MUSLIMS as well, and much of the fighting in the middle east is partly a sectarian clash.

    The Bodu-Bala sena type of movements are also motivated by hard sectarian attitudes.
    There was an opposition to the building of a Buddhist statue at the Nagadeepa temple by the Tamil-controleld muncipality there. Very likely, there were also Tamil versus Buddhsit sectarian factors playing a role there.

    Let us, the MUSLIMS, ask why we have incurred the suspicion of the majority community in most countries in recent times? Look at the hot spots in Sri lanka. Some examples that come to my mind are
    (i)Kuragala shrine and the claims and counter-claims of a historical presence of a Muslim Sufi there (ii)Alleged encroachment of Mulsims in Panama, Amapara, Aluthgama-Dhargatown etc. (iii)Proliferation of Mosques, and claims that there are new mosques funded by Saudis and others which compete with existing mosques(iv) Expansion of mosques in Damubulla, North Colombo etc.


    And now, this new issue in the highly sensitive area just next to the Temple of the Tooth.

    The point is, it is in the interests of everyone to work in such a way that no suspicion is raised. Good will is most important, and any act, even if legally valid, and which can be easily mis-interpretted, should be carried out in an extra-transparent manner. In western countries, if even a slight addition to a house is contemplated, the plan when submitted to the municipality is circulated among the neighbours, and they are given a certain time to file objections before the municipality consider issuing a building permit.

    In the case of a mosque, kovil or temple, it is a much more public issue than a house renovation. So the full plan, Mineret and all should have been sent to the neighbours, and a public meeting should have been held, if the standard laws that exist in many countries existed in Kandy.
    Even if such procedures did not exist, it is in the interests of the Muslim community to have organized a public awareness and consultation meeting, ON ITS OWN INITIATIVE
    to dispel the possibility of such clashes.

    We have had such clashes since 1915, and that too was in the Kandy-Gampola area, which led to the first Muslim-Sinhala riot.

    So, if one party or the other has acted in a non-trustbuilding manner, now it is useless to say that Buddhist should be non-violent or that Islam is the most peaceful religion on earth and so on..

    We are not dealing with Buddhist arhants, or Islamic Sufi saints, but human being who are trying to aggrandize themselves or prevent such aggrandizement due to sectarian zealotry.

    The early mosques did not even have Minarets. The earliest mosques lacked minarets, and the call to prayer was performed elsewhere; hadiths say that the Muslim community of Medina gave the call to prayer from the roof of the house of Muhammad, which doubled as a place for prayer. Around a century after Prophet Muhammad’s death, the first known minarets appeared.

    Once the Mineret is built in the Kandy Mosque under discussion, further clashes will arise when the call to prayer is made five times a day from the Mineret, and we can expect this to lead to simmering Muslim-Buddhist conflict for years to come.

    Islam was a tolerant religion under the Moguls and in the Ottoman empire. But today, in many Islamic countries, other religions are not permitted to build any places of worship, statues etc., with or without Minarets.Fundamentalist Islam has grown in Sri Lanka and caused suspicion by its way of doing things. Buddhist zealotry has also risen up in Sri Lanka.

    What is happening is nither Islam, nor BUddhism.

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    One cannot keep on addressing the Sinhala community alone on the question of racism, although it is true that Sinhala Buddhist extremism is a bigger menace to peace and unity in the country than any other parochial attitude.
    Each of us has a duty to warn our respective communities against a whole range of narrow attitudes.
    Any form of thinking that pits ‘us’ against ‘the rest’ only promotes narrow thinking in others.
    Let us look at the communal venom spewed in different forms in some articles in the CT and in many comments.
    Cannot we see sections of people who are seriously oppressed and discriminated against, outside the frame of race and religion?
    If we can we have a chance to unite the many against the few who are spreading hatred.

    Criticism is important, self-criticism even more.

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    Some may find it interesting, or controversial. It reflects the behaviour of Muslims as their population grows in a country.
    The following is adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book:Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat:
    Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult. It is a complete system.
    Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a beard for all the other components.

    Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called ‘religious rights.’

    When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agree to ‘the reasonable’ Muslim demands for their ‘religious rights,’ they also get the other components under the table. Here’s how it works (percentages source CIA: The World Fact Book (2007)).

    As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness:
    United States — Muslim 1.0%
    Australia — Muslim 1.5%
    Canada — Muslim 1.9%
    China — Muslim 1%-2%
    Italy — Muslim 1.5%
    Norway — Muslim 1.8%

    At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:
    Denmark — Muslim 2%
    Germany — Muslim 3.7%
    United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%
    Spain — Muslim 4%
    Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

    From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.
    They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. (United States ).
    France — Muslim 8%
    Philippines — Muslim 5%
    Sweden — Muslim 5%
    Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%
    The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%
    Trinidad &Tobago — Muslim 5.8%
    At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

    When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they willincrease lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions ( Paris –car-burnings) . Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats ( Amsterdam – Mohammed cartoons).
    Guyana — Muslim 10%
    India — Muslim 13.4%
    Israel — Muslim 16%
    Kenya — Muslim 10%
    Russia — Muslim 10-15%

    After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:

    Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%
    At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:

    Bosnia — Muslim 40%
    Chad — Muslim 53.1%
    Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

    From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:
    Albania — Muslim 70%
    Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%
    Qatar — Muslim 77.5%
    Sudan — Muslim 70%
    After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:
    Bangladesh — Muslim 83%
    Egypt — Muslim 90%
    Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
    Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%
    Iran — Muslim 98%
    Iraq — Muslim 97%
    Jordan — Muslim 92%
    Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
    Pakistan — Muslim 97%
    Palestine — Muslim 99%
    Syria — Muslim 90%
    Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
    Turkey — Muslim 99.8%
    United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%
    100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace — there’s supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:
    Afghanistan — Muslim 100%
    Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%
    Somalia — Muslim 100%
    Yemen — Muslim 99.9%

    Of course, that’s not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.

    ‘Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world and all of us against the infidel. – Leon Uris, ‘The Haj’

    It is good to remember that in many, many countries, such as France, the Muslim populations are centered around ghettos based on their ethnicity. Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. Therefore, they exercise more power than their national average would indicate.

    Final thought.
    In the Bible, God prophesied that Ishmael and his descendants would be wild and fight with everyone. This prediction has held true throughout history. Will the world ever have peace with Ishmael? Will Ishmael even find peace himself? Deep down, don’t we all want the same things (love, peace, acceptance)? I wonder how much longer we will have to wait before real peace comes to humanity.

    Gen 16:11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou [art] with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.

    Gen 16:12 And he will be a wild man; his hand [will be] against every man, and every man’s hand against him;and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

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      What an erudite analysis by Peter Hansen. Congratulations.

      Now that Muslims reach 10% of the population in Sri Lanka, we can better understand their increased propensity to commit lawlessness and keep complaining about restrictions on the size of their mosques and restrictions on their expansionist activities.

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      Peter Hansen

      Thanks for the Muslim Statistics.

      The Muslim Radicals and Militants are generally from lower IQ distribution of the Muslim Population.

      Can you put:

      1. the IQ, Literacy rate, birth defects, in-breeding, and GMAT scares of the of the population Muslim population and non-Muslim population

      Figure out if there is some correlation with the Muslim population.

      It will be an interesting study.

      National IQ Scores – Country Rankings

      http://www.photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

      Quick Post: L&V’s National IQs predict GMAT scores across 173 nations

      http://humanvarieties.org/2014/02/02/quick-post-lvs-national-iqs-predicts-gmat-scores-across-173-nations/

      Regression Plot: The regression plot for GMAT scores and L&V’s (2012) Estimated National IQs is shown below.

      https://humanvarietiesdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/gmatregressionplot.png

      Flynn effect

      The Flynn effect is the substantial and long-sustained increase in both fluid and crystallized intelligence test scores measured in many parts of the world from roughly 1930 to the present day. When intelligence quotient (IQ) tests are initially standardized using a sample of test-takers, by convention the average of the test results is set to 100 and their standard deviation is set to 15 or 16 IQ points. When IQ tests are revised, they are again standardized using a new sample of test-takers, usually born more recently than the first. Again, the average result is set to 100. However, when the new test subjects take the older tests, in almost every case their average scores are significantly above 100.

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    Mr. Latheef,

    Remember you said that the Buddhist priests should be tamed so that you guys could have a field day in Kandy.

    Please listen to the speech of Donald Trump today very carefully. Under Trump, the US is going to come hard against Radical Islam and its support systems. Since you are part of the ‘support systems’, after 2016 the US will order the Sirisena administration to tame you rather than the Buddhist priests.

    Let me make a prediction: with the US beginning to tame you guys, YOU WILL START SUPPORTING RAJAPAKSE. After all, was he not the person who campaigned for Palestinian rights and fired Mangala for unilaterally deciding to vote for Israel at the UN ?

    So make your visit to the Disneyland soon my friend! Before Trump comes and tames you people wholesale. For sure Mujibur Rahman the MP is unlikely to get a visa to America since no Muslim will be allowed there. Trump is a serious guy.

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      Mahavansa

      “Please listen to the speech of Donald Trump today very carefully. Under Trump, the US is going to come hard against Radical Islam and its support systems. “

      Isn’t that what almost all the Non-Radical Muslims, who are against the so-called Radical Muslims, who follow Wahhabism and its clones such as ISIS want?

      Shia Muslims want the Radical “Muslim” who follow the Devil, Iblis, Satan Destroyed.

      Sufi Muslims want the Radical “Muslims” who follow the Devil, Iblis, Satan Destroyed.

      Ahmedia Muslims want the Radical “Muslims” who follow the Devil, Iblis, Satan Destroyed.

      Orthodox Muslims want the Radical “Muslims” who follow the Devil, Iblis, Satan Destroyed.

      al-azhar cleric about wahabis/salafis

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

      ISIS Ideology – Wahhabism Salafi Takfirism

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3IBKhf-Esc

      Published on Nov 19, 2015

      ISIS ideology – Extreme Salafi jihadism. An extreme violent strain of Wahhabism. Ibn Taymiyyah, ibn Abd al-Wahhab. ISIS are not nihilists. ISIS are not crazy. They have an ideology.

      Simply treating Isis as a form of “terrorism” or “violent extremism” masks the menace. Merely dismissing it as “nihilistic” reflects a willful and dangerous avoidance of trying to comprehend, and deal with, its profoundly alluring moral mission to change and save the world.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marty-k

      The Wahhabis stepped in, with almost unlimited financial resources. Wahhabi ideas spread throughout the region not because they have any merit—they don’t—but because they were and remain well funded. We cannot defeat ISIS without defeating the Wahhabi theology that birthed it.

      http://www.thenation.com/article/we-c

      Although ISIS(Daesh) is certainly an Islamic movement, it is neither typical nor mired in the distant past, because its roots are in Wahhabism, a form of Islam practiced in Saudi Arabia that developed only in the 18th century
      the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, condemning IS in the strongest terms, has insisted that “the ideas of extremism, radicalism and terrorism do not belong to Islam in any way”.

      Other members of the Saudi ruling class, however, look more kindly on the movement, applauding its staunch opposition to Shiaism and for its Salafi piety, its adherence to the original practices of Islam. This inconsistency is a salutary reminder of the impossibility of making accurate generalisations about any religious tradition. In its short history, Wahhabism has developed at least two distinct forms, each of which has a wholly different take on violence.

      the Obama administration refuses to make public the censored 28 pages of the congressional intelligence report implicating the Saudi government in the terror strike — defying bipartisan requests from lawmakers — the two investigators who authored the long-secret section will more than likely be called to testify in the lawsuit brought against the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

      During the 18th century, revivalist movements sprang up in many parts of the Islamic world as the Muslim imperial powers began to lose control of peripheral territories.

      http://www.newstatesman.com/world-aff

      Like Taymiyyah before him, Abd al-Wahhab believed One of the main tenets of Abd al-Wahhab’s doctrine has become the key idea of takfir. Under the takfiri doctrine, Abd al-Wahhab and his followers could deem fellow Muslims infidels.
      Takfirism is a centuries-old practice of judging someone to be an unbeliever and rendering them an apostate or hypocrite through the most dogmatic of lenses. Those thirsty for power use it to legitimize inequities and delegitimize anyone who disagrees with their authority. Under the framework of takfirism, ISIL justifies an ideological cleansing of Kurds, Yazidis, Shia, Sufis, and anyone else who does not conform to its religious tyranny. ISIL is using takfirism to accomplish its goal of ridding the region of “impure” elements — like Christianity — and symbols — like the shrine of Jonah.

      Takfirism turned violent in the late seventh century with the Kharijites, an early extremist group that rejected Muslims who did not accept their political and religious views. Known for their puritanism and fanaticism, this group engaged in campaigns of harassment and terror. The Kharijites’ violent extremism didn’t last long, as it was quickly dismissed as antithetical to Islam by the independent and authoritative ulema (religious leaders and scholars) of the time.

      Battle of ideas within Islam. Islamophobia. ISIS ideology.

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    How rich for Mr Farook to talk about communal harmony when his fellow muslims all over the wold persecute , urder, massacre a people of other faiths. Close at home, in Bangladesh, an elderly buddhist monk was burnt alive 4 weeks ago, last week a ini priest was hacked to death. 2 sweeks ago a charities was shot dead. Three university dons were hanged in broad day light.
    Musilims in Sri Lanka are the only religious group whocampaign for secialpriviledges for their religion. and musilims re the only group which refuses th assimilate in to the mainstream society. Litmus test, when sri lanka plays pakistan in cricke,football and other sport muslimsdo not disguise their passionate support to pakistan.
    We have debate hess matters openly to show how deceitful the arguments of leading muslims in our country are,. Tahey haveo allegiance to the country of birth an th country which sustains them
    It is a sad stroty.

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    I think the monks are not buddhist, but opportunist who want political/monetary reward for muslim bashing. This sport of muslim bashing can be dangerous to Sri Lanka, as it is in close proximity to most Predominantly muslim countries. And 3million buddhist work in the middle east.If things get real worse , all the singaleese buddhist who work in middle-east will be threatend, And they might be sent back , where will they find jobs in Sri Lanka, will the monks provide jobs.
    Western countries wont be an option for low-skill maids, china /korea doesnt have the capacity.
    15% OF SRI LANKEN ADULT POPULATION WORK IN MIDDLE-EAST.

    Other factors are muslims are not tamils, muslims its mandated to fight back a oppressor, as Fighting for the religion is better than oppression.
    This will lead to more blood shed, and it will internationalize.

    The government must act strong on the racist elements now, than being weak, if Sri Lanka to survive the next 10years.

    Strong impartial law & order for every-one. Honesty /integrity/ should be the moto.

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    Mr Kithsiri Fernando. you are talking bull shit. Do not drag matters of other countries to a local issue. Peter Hanson, being a Jew or a Christian writes an analysis to project the rise of Islam negatively.
    Less people talk good of Muslims and Islam. The local and international media have created this situation everywhere, most of these media moghuls are Jews and Christian who want to project Muslims and Islam in a very bad light. Despite all these my dear friends and critics, Islam will March Forward and win the entire world in a most peaceful manner. There is no radicalism or terrorism in real Islam. Islam does not even an ant killed without a real purpose. Islam condemn murder and mayhem. Murders and those who commit suicide in the name of Islam will not enter paradise. Majority of the world Muslims are peaceful and law abiding. Look at the larger picture and see what Muslims and Islam have contributed to the world. May Almighty God broaden the hearts of the men and women who write negatively about Islam and Muslim. May peace and blessings be upon everyone, even those who are against Islam and Muslims.

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      The people of Kandy have to consider Ayesha Arambepola’s statement that Islam will march forward and win the entire world ‘in the most peaceful manner’.

      Please tell me what the dress code will be for my wife and two daughters in that world under Muslim domination?

      Please advise whether it is compulsory for them to wear the black abaya. Head covered or uncovered? Burka or Niqab? Can men and women swim together at Mahaveli Reach or Earl’s Regency?

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      Ayesha Arambepola

      1. “The local and international media have created this situation everywhere, most of these media moghuls are Jews and Christian who want to project Muslims and Islam in a very bad light.”

      Yes. This is called Islamophobia. However, they have been given support and data by the so-called Radical “Muslims”, Wahhabis, Salafis, ISIS and their clones.

      Because the Muslims failed to tame the Terrorists among them, All Muslims are suspect as Terrorists.

      People Still call ISIS, as the “Islamic” State of Iraq and Syria, instead of calling Iblisic (Satanic) state of Iraq and Syria.

      2. “Despite all these my dear friends and critics, Islam will March Forward and win the entire world in a most peaceful manner. “

      How?

      1. Allow Child Marriages, from the middle ages tribal traditions.

      2. Allow multiple wives, from the middle ages tribal traditions.

      3. Allow for Circumcision of boys, picked up from the Jews, who picked up from the Egyptians.

      4. allow a women’s evidence to be equal to that of a man. Women do have lower IQs than men.

      5.. Marry girls to older men without consent. The Wali is Chattel of the man, and is a slave, owned by the Wali.

      6. Allow for in-breeding, successive first and second cousin marriages,and have birth defects.

      7. Allow for in-breeding, successive first and second cousin marriages,and decrease the average IQ by 0.2 to 0.4 points every generation.

      Fix the above 7 issues, then you have something.

      Ayesha Arambepola, look yourself in the mirror, ask these questions yourself.

      The answer is Blowin’ in the wind…Blowin’ in the wind..

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    Mahavansa, the dress code would be the birthday suit.

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    The rise of the Muslims,in Srilanka began about 30 years ago.While the Sinhalese and Tamils were in conflict mode,the Muslims benefited,by pretending to be loyal to both sides simultaneously! Like making Hay while the Sun shines.
    True,Kandy too would end up like AKURANA. The Eastern Province will be the new Saudi-Arabia of Srilanka.
    Most principal towns like Kandy,Colombo,Kurunegala,Batticaloa could end up as Muslim enclaves in about 20 years.
    The fastest growth,I was told is in Batticaloa Town and its environs!

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    Hey why are both Tamils and Sinhalese just panicking and complaining about how well our Muslim friends are doing so well? Why don’t both communities just follow exactly what the Muslims are doing and win at their own game?For example let’s take religion as seriously the Muslims do,not drink alchohol , be very thrifty etc. Let’s be honest . The Thing is both these people are used to having everything given to them free.So how on earth can we outdo the Muslims?So we do the next best thing that we are good at and that is to complain about been out done.Aiyoo!Shame on us.

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    So if Muslims win over the world as Ayesha predicts, what will the women of Kandy be permitted to wear?

    The Burka shuttlecock style, i.e. no shape and covered from head to toe (eyes included)? Or will it be the more liberal Niqab where the eyes and part of the face are permitted to be seen?

    Has the dress got to be totally black as in the ‘gonibilla’ format or a little bit of color is also permitted?

    Latheef Farook will you issue a fatwa. Or will call an emergency meeting of the 175 member Colombo Mosque Federation?

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    According to ambeypola Islam has not killed even an ant.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Even Prophet Mohamed led a war and killed his enemies. So, these enemies were
    of course not ants.

    When a fatwah is directed against Salaman Rashdie, Islam wants Rashdi killed.
    But Rashdi is not an ant.
    What kind of hilarious nonsense can people who have become Muslims say.

    Even a Muslim (called Bodin) has criticized Amabeypola and such muslims who have their eyes closed.

    Anyone who was born to an Islamic family and wants to give up Islam
    is killed in Islamic countires. It is Apostasy.
    Apostasy in Islam (Arabic: ردة‎‎ riddah or ارتداد irtidād) is commonly defined as the conscious abandonment of Islam by a Muslim in word or through deed. It includes the act of converting to another religion, by a person who was born in a Muslim family or who had previously accepted Islam.

    Infidels can be killed by Islam and that is acceptable.

    When the terrorist in Florida massacred 50 people in a gay club several Islamic Imamas said that God has punished those sinful people, and that the killer was just an instrument of God!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So you see how bigotry is deep set in Islam.
    If a women is raped, usually it is the fault of the woman.
    When Hanson says the facts about Islam in the world,
    He is labelled by Ambeypola as a Jew.
    The Islaminc press claims that the World Trade center atatck by Saudi Islamic Haijakers was planned and done by Jews!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ambeypola and Most Muslims do not discuss the facts when it comes to
    the behaviour of their co-religionists.

    If you quote the numerous verses from the Koran that allows you to kill,
    the Muslims say that the translation is wrong, but they do not try to
    give their translation.

    We are dealing with a 7th century primitive moral and legal system of a Normadic
    people who has no compassion for others, subjugated women, and who believed that any crime can be done in the name of God.

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