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Tamil Racism & 13 A – Part III

By Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

I must add a couple of details to show the extent to which I was pro-Tamil. I not only advocated that a mausoleum be built to honor the war dead on both sides but I also went to the extent of saying that it should bear the inscription “May you be born among us in your next birth”, which t he ancient Chinese used to honor the bravery of their fallen enemies. Another detail worth mentioning is that after 2009 I was consistently and outspokenly critical of the Rajapaksa Government for its prevarication and downright dishonesty over the implementation of 13 A, arguing that no amount of devolution would lead to separation. I want the reader to bear in mind that I was adopting all those pro-Tamil positions even during times when the then Government was dangerously intolerant of dissent and white vans were merrily in operation. I could have been branded as a traitor just for that suggestion about the inscription on the proposed mausoleum, and indeed I was attacked as a traitor some weeks ago in a lengthy three-part article by a well-known ultra-nationalist Sinhalese. Against the background set out here, it is surely mind-boggling that the Tamil racists have insisted, and have kept on insisting, that I have always been a rabid anti-Tamil racist.

The attacks against me that began suddenly in the Colombo Telegraph (CT) subsided for a brief while, resumed again and continued, altogether for a period of several months, after which they stopped completely. I wrote two articles based on the material provided by the attacks against what I called Tamil anti-Muslim lunatic fringe racism. Surprisingly there were no responses, none whatever, from the Tamils who had been attacking me. It is not difficult to reconstruct at least part of what had been happening. Evidently the attacks were concerted ones, perhaps concerted by the LTTE, perhaps – according to speculation in CT columns – by foreign groups such as the Zionists, Norwegian and other Islamophobic groups, Neocons, who were using Tamil Islamophobic racists to promote a foreign agenda. It is reasonable to surmise that there were influential Tamils who were appalled that one of the most pro-Tamil of all non-Tamils was being subjected for months on end to attacks that frequently showed hysterical hatred and mad dog rage. Obviously common sense – so obvious that the commonsensical reasons need not be spelt out – required that the Tamils get closer to the Muslims, not alienate them. It is understandable therefore that the concerted attacks stopped and there were no responses when I went on the offensive against the Tamil racists in a couple of articles.

If the concerted attacks have stopped, why am I kicking up a row about it all just now? The concerted attacks by seven to ten Tamils on every article of mine stopped long ago, but since then practically every article of mine has drawn attacks by one, two, or three Tamils, showing sometimes the same hysterical hatred and mad dog rage. A highly significant fact is that my articles draw Tamil fire even when they have nothing to do with Tamils, not even remotely. For instance I recently wrote a two-part article on the Kishani Jayasinghe contretemps on the last National Day. Discussions were proceeding smoothly in the CT columns at a sophisticated intellectual level, and most of the contributions were interesting. Suddenly a Tamil opened fire against me, unabashedly declaring that what he had to say had nothing to do with my article: he declared that I had been proved to be a boastful liar. Immediately another Tamil seconded him. I was stunned. The second part of the article quickly elicited an outrageously racist attack by Saraswathi, which again had absolutely nothing to do with my article. It provoked a brilliant rejoinder by a Sinhalese who was supported by other Sinhalese, not by Tamils. It was apparent that Tamil racists found it unbearable that I, a Soni – a Tamil term of contempt for Muslims – could write on matters cultural and be taken seriously. It cannot be controverted that Tamil Islamophobic racism badly needs in-depth analysis.

The material pointing to that racism is available in abundant measure in the CT archives, but I cannot expect the average reader to excavate material going way back into the past. I will mention therefore just a few of the gems of sparkling idiocy produced by Tamil Islamophobes. I quoted the reply of Somerset Maugham when asked what would be the fate of the French people under Nazi occupation: “Eat shit”. A Tamil racist insisted that I had thereby insulted the Tamils by associating them with shit. Unbelievable, but it’s all there in black and white. I have used the term “Soni” to indicate Tamil contemptuousness towards the Muslims, but a Tamil racist insists that by using that term I myself am showing contempt for the Muslims. Unbelievable again. One Tamil wrote that the Muslims in Sri Lanka are multiplying “like rats” while another wrote that they are multiplying “like piglets”. I faulted both, and the latter has just replied that he has seen Muslims in Europe eat bacon and other produce of the pig and so do some Muslims in Sri Lanka. Evidently he is unable to understand that saying that an ethnic group is multiplying “like piglets” is hate speech of a culpable order, for which he can be jailed in countries like Britain. It is clear that some Tamils have been bestialized by Islamophobic hatred.

We have on our hands a glaring paradox: we have on the one hand a Muslim who has been one of the most pro-Tamil of the non-Tamils and on the other we have Tamils who have been relentlessly attacking him on the ground that he has always been a rabid anti-Tamil racist. At present there is only one Tamil who has tried to resolve this paradox: he alleges that I advocated famine as a weapon to subdue the Tamil rebellion, and that is why the Tamils started attacking me. In the past there were several Tamils who made that allegation, but their numbers dropped after I cited material to show that I had advocated precisely the opposite: using famine as a weapon would prove to be dangerously counter-productive to the Sinhalese side.

If any reader is interested he can get to Google and click on “Izeth Hussain’s reply to K. Arvind – 2006”. This is what I wrote: “In the concluding paragraph I alerted the reader to the danger posed by reported food shortages in Jaffna. Can any reader, outside the lunatic asylum, really believe that in the same article I was advocating famine as a weapon?” There is further relevant material which it would be superfluous to quote. There were no further published retorts from Arvind probably because the Editor had concluded that I had established my case beyond dispute. Why is one solitary Tamil now engaging in blatant lying? He probably believes that if he keeps on throwing mud some of it will stick.

My contacts have been unanimous that if I had been as fulsomely pro-Sinhalese as I have been pro-Tamil, the Sinhalese would never have subjected me to protracted attacks in which there was a near total abandonment of rationality and moral scruple. On the contrary they would have been generously friendly in their response. There are of course Sinhalese racists – a very nasty and brutal lot – but on the whole they have been far less anti-Muslim than the Tamil racists. The Tamil racism has been shown of course not just in the attacks against me but also in the attacks on the Muslims as a whole. I have in mind in particular the genocidal expulsion of around 90,000 Muslims from the North. True some Muslims may have been engaged in espionage on behalf of the Sinhalese but the expulsion of Muslims on that scale, within a few hours notice and each Muslim being allowed to take only Rs 100, shows that Tamil anti-Muslim racism is bestial. I must refer also to the Eastern Province mosque massacres. It is true that Muslim home guards got together with the STF and drove out Tamils from several villages, but – as noted by Rajan Hoole – that was in retaliation for what the Tamils had perpetrated against the Muslims.

I will conclude this part of my article with the following telling quotation from Rajan Hoole’s Palmyra Fallen: “Regrettably no section of the Tamil community – neither the Tamil National Alliance nor the Church – has made a statement welcoming the Muslims back. Nor has the Tamil community helped its Muslim countrymen to repossess what is theirs. The TNA’s statements on returning IDPs and issues in the North East rarely if ever take Northern Muslims into account; Tamil politicians generally mention the Muslim community when doing so supports a case against the State. No one has properly acknowledged all that Tamil nationalism cost the Muslims”.

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    Can you not write something in one part, every article is multiple sagas !

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      The Muslims of Sri Lanka should not be ashamed in telling the truth about their origin.

      Bulk of the Sri Lankan Moors (commonly referred to as Muslims) came to Sri Lanka from South India. The fact is that Islam had come to South India direct from the country of the Prophet in the 7th century, while it reached the North only a century later. Those who adopted the religion of the Arabs in the Tamil country (the earlier converts to Islam) came to be referred to as ‘Sonakar’ irrespective of their racial origin. Writers such as Humayun Kabir (Indian Heritage) has pointed out that the majority of the Muslims of South India are converts to Islam (from Hinduism) and not Arabs.

      The fact is that the Muslims who settled down in the South-Western and North-Eastern Coasts of Sri Lanka as traders were all Tamil speaking Muslims from the Malabar and Coromandal coasts of South India. This has been testified to by Marco Polo and by Barbosa in his account of the Island in 1519. Both these agree that large numbers of ‘Moors’ from the Indian coasts resorted constantly to Sri Lanka. Barbosa speaks of their heads covered with handkerchiefs and of their earrings so heavy that they hang down to their shoulders. A handkerchief was necessary to cover their shaven crowns, while the earrings indicated most emphatically their South Indian origins. The Sri Lankan Moors lived primarily in coastal trading and agricultural communities, preserving their Islamic customs and the South Indian (Tamil) language/culture.

      “The settlement at Beruwala, which the Sri Lankan Muslims generally admit to be the first of all their settlements, took place not earlier than the 14th century (after 1344). Ibn Batuta visited the Island in 1344, but makes no mention of Beruwela though it lay directly on his route from Galle to Colombo.

      BERUWELA in the South-West coast of Sri Lanka is the counterpart of PERUVELI, a Muslim settlement in the Trincomalee district. There are other similar Muslim settlements in the North-Eastern sea-board, viz. KUCHAVELI, NILAVELI, UPPUVELI, etc. These “velis” occupied by the Muslims were all settlements along the sea coast, while the cultivable lands they occupied they called in Tamil Ur e.g. Eravur, Nindavur, Muthur, Puthur etc.

      The South Western coast of Sri Lanka where the premium quality spices (such as cinnamon) were grown was the first landing/settling place of the ‘Sonakar’ (Moors/Muslims) in Sri Lanka. Within a short period, all the trade in the Island was in the hands of the Moors. The affairs of Sri Lanka were at that time in a most critical condition. The wealth which this trade had brought to the country rendered them powerful and gave them ascendency over the Sinhalese rulers. Their aim at that time was to become the absolute rulers of Sri Lanka. The arrival of the Portuguese saved the Sinhalese from the Moors becoming the rulers.

      When the Portuguese arrived in Sri Lanka it was the ‘Moors’ who first organized resistance against them to safeguard the trade of the Moors along the Western sea-board. They encouraged and urged Bhuvanaike Bahu, the King of Kotte, and also Mayadunne and Vijayabahu (the brothers of Bhuvanaike Bahu), in turn, to oppose the Portuguese. However, the Portuguese not only took over the trade but also persecuted the Moors and saved the Sinhalese from the slavery of the Moors. Due to the Portuguese persecution, the Moors were seeking help from King Senarat of Kandy who settled them in the up-country and the North-Eastern Coasts of Sri Lanka. Professor Courtnay in his ‘History of Ceylon’, (pp. 13-14) says that had not the Portuguese come to Sri Lanka the entire Island would have come under the control of the ‘Moors’.

      All Moor citizens of Sri Lanka were and are Sri Lanka Moors who had come over from South India and settled down as either traders or skilled workers. Some of the earlier settlers had married among the Arab/Persian families who were obliged to remain in towns like Galle and Matara after the Portuguese occupation of the coastal regions. Others intermarried with the Javanese settlers who were brought later by the Dutch. Their home language (mother tounge), however, continues to be Tamil, as originally the majority of these Moors were South Indian Tamil converts to Islam. Some of them still bear Tamil names like Periya Marikkar, Sinna Lebbe, Pitchai Thamby and so on. The ‘Moors’ represent the earlier Muslim settlers in Sri Lanka from South India. The ‘Coast Moors’ consist of those who came later to Sri Lanka from South India for purposes of trade and had intended to return to their homes, but were prevented from free movement by the Portuguese and the Dutch who had taken command of the maritime regions of Sri Lanka. Both the Portuguese and the Dutch treated them harshly because (1) they refused to become converts to Christianity (2) they were their rivals in trade.

      This is the brief history of the Moors/Muslims of Sri Lanka also known as ‘Sonakar’ (in Tamil) or Marakkala (in Sinhala). They are actually Tamil Hindu converts of South India with a little mixture of Arabs.

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        You must be joking, they will never admit to this but will keep on clinging and claiming a fake Arab origin and heritage, that only a very few hundred southern elite Muslim families have in small doses.
        This suits them as over 70% of them live amongst the Sinhalese and only 30% amongst the Eelam Tamils. They feel that by claiming their actual Indian origin Tamil ancestry puts them in great peril and disadvantage in the eyes of the Sinhalese majority , who have an ancient historical hatred for the Tamils. This fake Arab origin claim entitles them for lots of crumbs that are thrown to them from the Sinhalese table for their support in the marginalisation of the island’s Tamils( both indigenous and Indian origin). This fake origin has greatly benefited them so why should they renounce it now and claim their real Tamil origin? It suits them and the Sinhalese to keep up this pretence, despite knowing in their hearts this is false. Remember divide and rule.
        Of course if the Tamils were ruling or powerful, just like in Tamil Nadu, they will be crying out aloud and proudly about their ancient Dravidian Tamil origin/heritage and the 1000 year old rich Tamil Sufi Islamic tradition, just like their close relatives in Tamil Nadu do, instead of pathetically trying to be some pale imitation of the Gulf Arabs

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        Prasad,

        The Moors merchants from Arabia would have initially taken S. Indian wives. When new Moor merchants came along, they married into the initial Moor/S.Indian mix community.

        When I see Ceylon Moors, they look like the Arabs from places like the Iberian Peninsula with the sharp featured Ali Baba and Aladdin look. They are also dark skinned like the S. Indians, although some from the northern parts of Arabia are lighter.

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          Ramona TF – my late friend Nissanka Wijeratne, former Justice Minister, used to say that there is an important Arab component in the SL Muslims, which can be proved by a very simple test – go to any queue and sort out the fair ones and they will be found to be Muslims. When I think of my relations and other Muslims I can hardly recall any who are very dark-skinned like many Tamils and Sinhalese. Thanks for your commonsensical comment. – IH

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            Usual bull from the reckless racial bigot Izeth Hussain. In the two main communities in Sri Lankan – as well those of the Islamic faith – in a local queue there will be dark-skinned and fair-skinned people. If this usually provocative Hussain wants to suggest his people are fairer than Sinhalese and Tamils, he might as well fly a kite. However, where Lankans of Malay/Indonesian origin are concerned it may well be they can be fair-skinned.

            What is Hussain now upto. Is he trying to start a divisive conflict among Lankans in colour as well?

            Nettabomman

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            Izeth hussain

            This island is in unique geographical position hence attracted people from various countries and colours.

            There are fare skinned Muslims, Tamils, Sinhalese, Malays, Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, ….. etc. There are also dark skinned Muslims,amils, Sinhalese, Malays, Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, ….. etc.

            I suggest you get out of your bunker once in a while to observe the real world.

            “When I think of my relations and other Muslims I can hardly recall any who are very dark-skinned like many Tamils and Sinhalese.”

            You should be ashamed of yourself for this stupid racist comment.

            Will Ku Klux Klan consider you and your relatives as whites?

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              Native vedda – the view that SL Muslims are on average fairer than the Tamils and the Sinhalese is not a unique or peculiar view of mine. It was that of Nissanka W, presumably of Ramona TF, and a great many others. But how does holding that view make me or any of the others racist? Suppose someone says that the English are fairer than the Sinhalese, does that make him racist. What on earth are you talking about, man? – IH

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                Izeth hussain ,

                “”But how does holding that view make me or any of the others racist? “”

                If you are crossexamined in a witness box I am certain you would collapse.

                you are just a piece of meat eating into the fabric of island- Its men like you who after have championed hatred of non Islamist.

                The older you grow the idiot you become. I know Alavi moulana so well from the time of my childhood – from his karawadu business to trade union leader and dir/chair of several cooperation. A gentleman who never forgot his beginnings and remembered all who had helped him even though they were not muslims.

                take your Olanzapine and thank Alla that you had the privilege to study at a catholic missionary school for free. take a book- P. G. Wodehouse and read then don’t come back- keep smiling.

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                  Trunket,

                  Your intelligent and liberal views will get you nowhere with the
                  man whose staple diet is bizarre arguments, constant quarrel and controversy. This may be genetic. It is good the vast majority of readers in CT are level-headed and readily challenge nonsense.

                  Nettabomman

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                Izeth hussain

                “the view that SL Muslims are on average fairer than the Tamils and the Sinhalese is not a unique or peculiar view of mine. It was that of Nissanka W, presumably of Ramona TF, and a great many others.”

                People could have any number of views.

                As you probably know your views don’t count simply because it is not scientifically tested one.

                I have known and lived and live among Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims.

                The colour of a person is deceptive. There are other features and practices that inform us as to their race/religion/region/origin not their colour of their skin.

                If you really want to prove what you set out to prove please check genetics of Muslims. At present that is the only reliable test available to us to determine their origin.

                If you are affront to any new scientific discovery or method, sorry I can’t help you in any other way.

                In this day in age your outrageous comments are out of fashion, outdated, racialist, …. and should be confined to medieval history.

                If you wish to interest us in your typing you could chose various topics about Arabs/Muslims. For example their contribution to science, astronomy,….. and medicine in medieval middle east.

                Please give it a try, which could be useful to young Muslims and non Muslims.

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                  Native vedda – why do you keep on reading me? Can’t you find better use for your time? /// You have evaded the question – how does the view that one group is fairer than another make one a racist? – IH

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                    Izeth hussain

                    I do read comments and do not read your typing. I regret to say I give it a miss.

                    “how does the view that one group is fairer than another make one a racist”

                    This is your view and your view only. It has never been scientifically tested or proven by a method of deduction. Therefore, it cannot be generalised hence offensive to those dark skinned Muslims.

                    By now you ought to have found it out by yourself.

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                    Izeth hussain

                    If you wish to interest us in your typing you could chose various topics about Arabs/Muslims. For example their contribution to science, astronomy,….. and medicine in Medieval middle east.

                    Please give it a try, which could be useful to young Muslims and non-Muslims.

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                Izeth Hussain,

                What you say of me is so very false!

                My last comment was that Moors are also dark skinned like the South Indians, although some from the northern parts of Arabia are lighter.

                (and I mean Moors from Arabia, as I mentioned at the end of the sentence that some who come from northern parts of Arabia are lighter).

                This is what I said: “When I see Ceylon Moors, they look like the Arabs from places like the Iberian Peninsula with the sharp featured Ali Baba and Aladdin look. They are also dark skinned like the S. Indians, although some from the northern parts of Arabia are lighter.”

                I just wonder why you attempt to distinguish race and coloring between your fellow Muslims. That is indeed an unusual thing for a Muslim to do. Muslims scorn such things.

                Racial categorizing of people by lining them up is severely racist. No decent person would have ever mentioned it. You mention that your late friend (rest his soul), said that by lining up Muslims, you can pick out the fair ones. The man is dead, and so we can never know if he said it. You implicate him the same way as you attempt to allude to me. It is a very sad and sorry thing for you to do.

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                  Ramona TF – I have been warned by more than one person not to engage in dialogue with you. Never again. – IH

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                    Gosh, is that what our Lankan diplomats are trained in? I always knew it! Our Lankan diplomats have held Sri Lanka at a standstill for many decades with useless and farcical racial bluff.

                    Standing people in line to categorize them ended on D-day and Nagasaki, with a big blast. It is against all modern decency codes, and is also illegal.

                    Berbers of North Africa :
                    https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12315/LY

                    Southern Arabians :
                    http://www.egyptsearch.com/forums/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=15;t=003405;p=1

                    http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/03/06/black-striking-images-various-types-black-people-around-world/mahra-arab/

                    All the above look like Ceylon Moors.

                    Everybody has a sense of pride on where they came from. Only a very, very, odd person will want to belong to another race that they are not part of. People tend to fit into one group or another(mixtures and all). If they don’t fit in exactly as the original prototype(the 1,000 year old racial prototype), they are accepted out of the awareness that fellow man of common identity is of radiant constitution as per that race (and more so than ever within the Muslim communities).

                    Ceylon Muslims might have a few pure Tamil Hindu converts (although one can’t imagine Hindus converting to Islam- even Dalits- unless they married an Islamic). But as soon as the Tamils converted, they would have mixed with the greater Islamic community. Tamil pureness wouldn’t last a generation.

                    Hindus might convert to Buddhism, because Buddhism evolved from Hinduism (although in a generation or two, they would probably revert back to Hinduism). But converting to Islam is generally a improbably for Hindus……they won’t go against their 2 thousand gods, and ingrained social level statuses……although one or two out of a billion might have actually heard the call of Allah…..

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                      Ok……on re-reading IZH’s comment, I guess he meant that when picking Muslims from a queue of Lankans, the Muslims would be lighter. That is true in part because many Muslims are indeed lighter compared to the Sinhalese and Tamils as they come from the more Northern latitudes, and are also Malays. But there are also the darker Southern Arabs from the Arabian religion. Moors like all other Lankans come in all shades.

                      I thought at first he was categorizing the lighter Arabic Muslims from the darker Muslims(thus attempting to remove their Arab heritage). His wording was a bit careless, and the Lankan queue needn’t have been mentioned.

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                      ~correction : ….from the Arabian *region (not religion)

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                    Ramona TF – This serves you well. You treated the man with such
                    respect and now you are getting back the venom of his true nature.
                    Remember the village folklore of picking up the polonga from the road and placing it in the comfort of your reddha. One must expect the polonga to sting the host with all the toxicity the slimey snake can inflict.

                    Backlash

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                      Backlash….IZH is 88 years old, men….dude must have become dotty in his dotage. Honestly, he goes on at times like a bunch of racially-motivated old Burgher ladies that were a generation after him……….let’s take the good stuff and look after his soul re. the bad stuff, shall we?

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      perriappar

      ask any woman and she will tell you that multiple orgasms are much more preferable than one big one at the end.

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        Shankar – I believe that you are right that they would prefer multiple to single. But as for any contribution by me – let me recount Groucho Marx’s reaction to The Last Tango in Paris. Bertolucci’s film had an explicit scene in which Brando indulges in a perverse misuse of butter. Groucho was asked by the Press about his reaction to the film. His reply: “It is the saddest film I have ever seen. I cried and cried and cried all the way”. The Press: “Why?” Groucho: “I am 88 years old'” (That’s my age too). – IH

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          izeth

          maybe groucho was crying because he was over the hill and no longer able to give a thrill.

          sad to hear that you are 88 years old.my mum is 81 and i know how she is feeling too.I tell her the biological age does not matter and see how the queen is attending at 92 the same duties she did when she was 32.

          being young at heart and also keeping fit and healthy is what matters.There will be guys who are about 70 but so unhealthy that their actual fitness could be of your age.

          At your age you would have attained a lot of wisdom and iam glad you are imparting it to others on this blog.Some may not appreciate that experience of life that you have and instead of debating resort to attacks of a despicable nature.It is important that at your age you don’t take such things too seriously and kill your cells with anger.

          BTW one thing you could also do is give some other articles using your experience of life which others don’t have on topics that are not only on racism and muslims but also on how to improve srilanka as a whole.

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          Izeth hussain

          “On the contrary they (Sinhalese) would have been generously friendly in their response.”

          Only a Ceylon Moor (Sonakan/Marakkalaya) with a Sinhala pen name ‘Amarasiri’ came to your rescue by being generously friendly.

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      Perriappa,

      “Can you not write something in one part, every article is multiple sagas !”

      RE: Tamil Racism & 13 A – Part III

      Here is a short summary. Jaffna Muslims.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h8HcC2HGYw

      Uploaded on Oct 31, 2009
      Jaffna Muslims Re-settlement

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    Izeth Hussain, You need not be pro-Tamil or pro-Sinhala,stay pro-human and sane. Miserable guy and a mean soul. The other freak HLD Mahindapala is a good match for you. Both minted from the same metal – Racism

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      This wearily repeat and boring exercise of Izeth Hussain reminds one of that famous song from The Sound of Music “how do you solve a problem like Maria?” (substitute Izeth Hussain to Maria) Suffice it to say most of the responses in this page describe him as “mad” “insane” or descriptions in that order. Is Hussain unable to read the signs in perspective? That is what most readers think of this pugnacious derelict.

      These comments from many readers should put a stop to his hilarious claim “he is one of the most pro-Tamil of non-Muslims” in the country. Clearly, he is under pressure from Muslim interests to make good with the Tamils – whom he has soundly offended more in his recent articles. He has not spared the Sinhalese either. In his reckless writing earlier he even wrote an unnecessary piece asking “if JRJ was a traitor” As I said earlier, the man has too much of time in his hands.

      His over-emphasis of “I’ and “my” is a clear illustration of the man’s own self-importance. I need not add this is soundly deplored by many readers – quite understandably.

      I am afraid there is nothing new in this further harangue of this mentally troubled man to reply. It is curious why he adds, more than once, in every article – perhaps for spice in his tormented state – the words “hysterical hatred” “mad rage” He is becoming increasingly delusional in the belief the Zionists, Norwegians, the Indian Security apparatus and who else – are all after him. Of course, as the world knows the word “hatred” “revenge|” “blood” are part of his cultural heritage. Fortunately, there are scholarly and sane Muslims in many secular societies in the world who prefer far more civil and polite language.

      It serves little purpose in arguing with a man who is either insane or getting there fast. Except to comment on his remarks here on Kishani Jayasinghe’s issue. All that I said was Hussein’s reference to Danno Budunge being John de Silva’s “ pop-song” was comical. It was a foolish remark. Not the “sophisticated intellectual levels” he dreams his articles are generating.

      Naturally, I will not comment on any further remarks from the old 88-year old war horse on the subjects argued so far. Now that he tells us his age, let me, in all sincerity, wish him many more years of good health and cheer.

      Backlash

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        Backlash/ – Keep barking Backie boy. I keep going. To the reader – can any contribution by a Sinhalese match Backie’s for hatred and rage? The Tamil racists are in a class apart. Backie’s latest diatribe provides substantiation for part of the argument in the next part of my article: the Tamil mad dog racists have to be quarantined if there is to be a solution to the ethnic problem. – IH

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          [Edited out]Mr. Hussain know peace and a settlement between the Sinhalese and Tamils will soon be a reality despite the
          treachery of other communities for decades to wreck this. Both main communities have been foolish to suffer so far fighting each other by which others benefited. Their schemes to prosper on the disunity and misery of others will soon be over. History is replete with instances where traitors have been exposed.

          Nettabomman

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    we have Double whammy
    Izeth with his Part 3
    and
    Mahindapala with his Part x

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    The man is insane,He needs treatment unfortunately he doesn’t live here so we could send him to Angoda for the treatment that may cure him. Only Allah can help him now. Lets all pray to allah.

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      PROUDMAN:

      Allah created muslims.

      why do they kill each other in the name name of allah ?

      did Allah make a mistake ?

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        jim softy the dimwit

        “Allah created muslims. why do they kill each other in the name name of allah ?”

        Assuming Allah didn’t create those who live/lived in this island why haven’t they stop fighting each other for the past 2500 years?

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        Jim
        Budha created Budhist. Why do they kill fellow citozens. Dis He make a mistake.

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    .
    To the author:

    You better read what NP member A.Asmin had said…….

    :-)

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    Oh. Hussain, you are worse than any man I have seen or heard of ever, about being obsessed about yourself and your kind of (Thoppis) at the expense of everything else around you.

    In the rubbish you have written today, I counted you have used “I” more than 100 times, and “my” at least 8 times.

    Now I believe Mahindapala’s remarks about you.

    Look around you, there is a world other than you. Buddhism and Hinduism preaches that you discard obsession with ‘self’ in order to find salvation. You need it badly, but doubt whether can be helped.

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    Izeth Hussain

    RE: Tamil Racism & 13 A – Part III

    1. “I could have been branded as a traitor just for that suggestion about the inscription on the proposed mausoleum, and indeed I was attacked as a traitor some weeks ago in a lengthy three-part article by a well-known ultra-nationalist Sinhalese. Against the background set out here, it is surely mind-boggling that the Tamil racists have insisted, and have kept on insisting, that I have always been a rabid anti-Tamil racist.”

    It is hard to win against the racists.

    The fact is that their ideology is that their race or caste is superior.

    Amarasiri calls them Para-Tamils and Para-Sinhala, based on DNA data, because they are Paras, Paradesahis.

    2. “altogether for a period of several months, after which they stopped completely. I wrote two articles based on the material provided by the attacks against what I called Tamil anti-Muslim lunatic fringe racism. Surprisingly there were no responses, none whatever, from the Tamils who had been attacking me. It is not difficult to reconstruct at least part of what had been happening. Evidently the attacks were concerted ones, perhaps concerted by the LTTE, perhaps – according to speculation in CT columns – by foreign groups such as the Zionists, Norwegian and other Islamophobic groups, Neocons, who were using Tamil Islamophobic racists to promote a foreign agenda.”

    This is likely, but one never knows who else is behind. Vellahalas?

    3. “If the concerted attacks have stopped, why am I kicking up a row about it all just now? The concerted attacks by seven to ten Tamils on every article of mine stopped long ago, but since then practically every article of mine has drawn attacks by one, two, or three Tamils, showing sometimes the same hysterical hatred and mad dog rage. A highly significant fact is that my articles draw Tamil fire even when they have nothing to do with Tamils, not even remotely.”

    Izeth Hussein, do you think that confused low IQ Tamils from the bimodal IQ distribution is attacking you because they think that Stupidity is a Virtue? Just using common sense.

    The Story Of Two Graphs drawn by A Tamil Man: By Mahesan Niranjan

    Onion Prices and Tamil IQ Distributions

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-story-of-two-graphs-drawn-by-a-tamil-man/onioniqdistributions/

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-story-of-two-graphs-drawn-by-a-tamil-man/

    4. “We have on our hands a glaring paradox: we have on the one hand a Muslim who has been one of the most pro-Tamil of the non-Tamils and on the other we have Tamils who have been relentlessly attacking him on the ground that he has always been a rabid anti-Tamil racist. “

    Onion Prices and Tamil IQ Distributions?

    5. “I will conclude this part of my article with the following telling quotation from Rajan Hoole’s Palmyra Fallen: “Regrettably no section of the Tamil community – neither the Tamil National Alliance nor the Church – has made a statement welcoming the Muslims back. Nor has the Tamil community helped its Muslim countrymen to repossess what is theirs. The TNA’s statements on returning IDPs and issues in the North East rarely if ever take Northern Muslims into account; Tamil politicians generally mention the Muslim community when doing so supports a case against the State. No one has properly acknowledged all that Tamil nationalism cost the Muslims”.

    What more proof do you want to show Tamil Racism towards the Muslims?

    Forgotten People – The Evicted and Displaced North Muslims of Sri Lanka (English)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JV60McNQ9o

    Published on Jun 1, 2013
    The Evicted and Displaced North Muslims of Sri Lanka. The expulsion of the Muslims and other nations from the Northern province was an act of ethnic cleansing carried out by the Tamil militant Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) organization in October 1990. In order to achieve their goal of creating a mono ethnic Tamil state in the North Sri Lanka, the LTTE forcibly expelled the 72,000 strong Muslim population from the Northern Province.

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    Why Tamils !! You have your own !! Leaders !! Politicians !! Mosques !! Chief ministers !! Members of parliament !! Above all ministers !! They will become whichever government !! In power !!

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      Kailainathan

      “Why Tamils !! You have your own !! Leaders !! Politicians !! Mosques !! Chief ministers !! Members of parliament !! Above all ministers !! They will become whichever government !! In power !!”

      Sinhala have it, Muslims have it, Tamils have it, that is the way politicians are. They look after their self-interest first.

      Have you heard about Minister Karuna and others as well?

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    I was that and I was this and all that but NOT now!
    In other words, I was a good man at one time. Not NOW.
    Why, oh Why?
    Sengodanm. M

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    Mr. Hussein,
    Why do you keep responding to these “racist Tamil attacks” on you? I am sure you would have noticed the Sinhala and even Muslim (yes, as a “grave-worshipper”) as well. If I were you , I would simply ignore them. Some commentators are encouraged by the attention you give them.
    I have not seen HLDM responding to comments.

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      Mr. Hussein, RE: Old Codger’s Comment.

      “Why do you keep responding to these “racist Tamil attacks” on you? I am sure you would have noticed the Sinhala and even Muslim (yes, as a “grave-worshipper”) as well. If I were you , I would simply ignore them. “

      Yes, very good advice from the Old Codger.

      Simply, too many of them. There are Tamil Mootals. Sinhala Modayas, Satan-Iblis following Wahhabi idiots, and you are born with Sins and had to be saved Idiots who do not know the difference between Reverence and Worship, and Reason drives them berserk.

      Given below are some supporting data, that seem to support it has something to do with Intelligence of the Mootals, Modayas and Idiots.

      1. The Story Of Two Graphs drawn by A Tamil Man: By Mahesan Niranjan
      Onion Prices and Tamil IQ Distributions

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-story-of-two-graphs-drawn-by-a-tamil-man/onioniqdistributions/

      2. Regression Plot: The regression plot for GMAT scores and L&V’s (2012) Estimated National IQs is shown below. See where Eahhabi Saudi Arabian graduates are- at the bottom.

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

      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/

      3. National IQ Scores – Country Rankings

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

      Rank
      ——– Country
      ———————– %
      ————-
      1 Singapore 108
      2 South Korea 106
      3 Japan 105

      23 Saudi Arabia 84

      28 Sri Lanka 79

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      Old Codger – you raise an important question – why do I respond to the Tamil attacks? True there are attacks from Sinhalese and Muslims also. But many of the attacks by Tamils – not all of them – have been in a class apart.Look at the replies by Paul of April 10. They bristle with hatred and rage. The Sinhalese attacks have never been like that. I can’t recall any. I respond to elicit material for an analysis of Tamil racism, a neglected but crucially important subject.I am presently engaged in that analysis.I respond also to highlight Tamil racism. Otherwise many readers may fail to notice that.
      There are also other reasons why I respond.The concerted attacks were clearly meant to stop me being published, and that intent clearly continues.If I don’t respond it could be made out that the attacks are valid – a reason to stop publishing me. A Dayan J or a Mahindapala can ignore the attacks because there is no question of stopping their publication. As Sinhalese they can expect powerful backing. A Muslim cannot expect such backing.
      Anyway on Tamil racism I believe I have established my case and therefore can ignore the attacks. I may respond only occasionally.So I take your advice, at least partly. Thanks. – IH

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        I.H,
        ” A Dayan J or a Mahindapala can ignore the attacks because there is no question of stopping their publication”

        You rather underestimate yourself. I think CT will welcome your contributions anytime. Simply ignore the trolls and respond to the civilised, that too only if necessary. DJ never responds , as far as I have seen.

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          Old Codger
          yes you didn’t see any of DJ’s response because you are brain drained as the singhala_man said. He exposed you didn’t he.[Edited out]

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          Old codger – you are evidently not aware of the problems Muslims – including myself – have had in getting published in the print media. I hope to write a paper on that subject later. The electronic media is different because it does not depend on advertisements.The attempts to stop the Island and CT publishing me have failed. But you will notice from Backlash’s earlier replies that he and others have been trying to get the Muslim leaders to stop me writing. I – and other Muslims – believe that the Zionists are partly behind the attacks. A relevant point is that it is believed that it was I who inspired President Premadasa to kick the Israeli Interests Section out.
          The attacks on Dayan J have not been racist.The Tamil attacks on me have been horribly Islamophobic. There should be at least one Muslim to take on the Tamil Islamophobes. Thanks for your advice anuway, which I take partly – IH

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            “”you are evidently not aware of the problems Muslims – including myself – have had in getting published in the print media.””

            Whatever you have churned out is obscene. The reason being England, India have all tested out by providing reservation upto 30% of seats in education and employment and it has been a disaster. The underprivileged have just squandered by the unfair law of reservation.
            When there are already laws to handle abuse, harassment etc why have we gone down this narrow extreme left idea ?

            answer me please or tell that to your god.
            there is so much corruption at Lanka but you vote for the corrupt.
            I am sure when teenagers were raped at Cologne you would have been grinning- you are are sick and vicious muslim slimeball for that.

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              Dear “trunket”,

              At the end of the day, however, Izeth Hussain is one of the more reasonable Muslims.

              By the way, I was expecting some advice from you on Thomian affairs!

              I would appreciate it, if you responded there.

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                Panini Edirisinhe,

                I have known Alavi Moulana who is close to where he studied for ages- I is still the genial man and does not speak like this to tamils muslims or Sinhalese and speaks all 3 languages. He never forgets the non muslims who have helped him when he was in trouble.

                this man is behaving like a piece of meat.

                You said 10th and i never saw any article from you
                but now that you said I have noticed 13th article. I will answer it later today.

                There are laws for all humans and that is the best approach. In the UK they have being saying it but slimy politicians have brought race to capture foul mouthed black votes and all flies want to use it. People are getting disgusted of it that they are affecting the very people who need help the most.- its a matter of fact.

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                  Thanks, trunket.

                  I’d greatly appreciate your comments.

                  It’s sad about IH. The poor man is 88 years old. I began reading his articles on a regular basis again only about a year ago. [I remember reading him about 40 years ago.] I think I looked him up in his Hill Street, Dehiwela home earlier this year: February 13th on my way to the STC Mt Lavinia OBA, I think.

                  He’s a good man, but he’s 88 years old. Some of the things he does are amazing, but he really shouldn’t respond to comments the way he does sometimes. He has taught me many things through his learned essays.

                  Unfortunately, from his responses, and the reception they get, I have also learnt that it never pays to provoke unnecessarily. Of course the title that I have given to my second article that came out on the 13th is provocative all right! One has to capture people’s attention!

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            Izeth Hussain

            The Israeli Section was closed at the instance of that crook ACS Hameed during JRJ’s time. (Do you recall the incident where he stole funds sent by the South Koreans to his private account in London?)I knew Douglas Liyanage’s mind. He lost his place as Secretary/State as a result of a Muslim conspiracy lead by Hameed, MH Mohamed and others. JRJ personally apologised to Liyanage who took the matter well – in the spirit of a top CCS man.

            Enough of your congenital lying. You are too small and insignificant a fry for the Israelis to waste even a minute of their time on you. BTW, they took Dayan J a little more seriously, if you know how Dayan was taken off by Mahinda R.

            Are you learning the right lesson from the “whacking” and “punishment” you are now getting from readers – Tamil, Sinhalese, Muslim and others.

            Backlash

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    [The Tamil racism has been shown of course not just in the attacks against me but also in the attacks on the Muslims as a whole. I have in mind in particular the genocidal expulsion of around 90,000 Muslims from the North.]

    Hey violator of Quran, genocide means the deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group—genocide in a sentence, like ISIS, Wahhabi, Taliban in the name of Almighty God/innocent Allah.

    deliberate (alleged)Expulsion is different from deliberate killings.

    Instead of doing racial prestitution, pl go to Macca and Madina for peace. Allah may forgive you.

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    Hussein having ventured into commenting about races is now faced with the sense of feeling persecuted. This is inevitable. Adverse comments from readers are unavoidable and are to be expected. There is no question that the expulsion of the Muslims by the LTTE was one of their most unjust acts. This observation has been made by Tamil political analysts and observers on many an occasion though not necessarily in the Colombo Telegraph. Comments on the contributions made by the Muslims towards the development of the Tamil community have also been unreservedly made and acknowledged. The Rajapaksa government did very little or nothing to resettle the displaced Muslims in the north and redress their grievances. Bensen

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      Bensen Berner

      “Hussein having ventured into commenting about races is now faced with the sense of feeling persecuted. This is inevitable.”

      Yes. Inevitable.

      Remember Copernicus, Giardano Bruno, Galileo and Kepler who kept saying that it was the Earth going around the Sun and being persecuted..by the Church…because it was Challenge to their Hegemony and Deception.

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        Amarasiri
        You must be really MAD to compare Copericus, Giardano Bruno et el with insane racist izeth hussein.

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    “Thavalai than vaayaal kedum”

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    Mr.Izeth Hussein is unwise, vindictive and selfish old man.

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    Awww….we mustn’t be so harsh on poor IZH.

    Guy has a lot of perspective to share, and if we are clever enough to glean through his innumerable perception-points, we can certainly understand the whole muddled situation of our country better, and attempt to formulate a more honorable path.

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      ramona

      is that a guitar you are playing for izeth in the picture.picture is so small i cannot see properly,but it looks like you are trying to put him to sleep.

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        Shankar – at my age, no problem about putting me to sleep. The problem is whether she can make me rise. Prepared to go to any waterfall to find out. Such an enchanting name. – IH

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          So, you feel the need go to those shady waterfalls…what a way to rise up…..very disappointing to see a great man like you succumb in such a way. Using my name against me won’t hurt me anyhow.

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            Ramona TF – I am having fun in this season of good cheer. No irony was intended by “such an enchanting name”. As for “waterfall” could it be that you are not aware of the pop classic from the early ‘thirties, the first line of which goes “Ramona I’ll meet you by the waterfall”? Tune in to Louis Armstrong singing it in the New Orleans version.How wonderful, such joyful music making by the oppressed blacks! Shows that we must never give up hope.- IH

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              Oh!….I see…..that’s sweet…thanks Sir!….you’re a doll!

              (thought the waterfall was the reliable sources you mentioned the last time…..they are people who are quite twisted)

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                ramona

                we can meet not in the waterfall,but in the kingdom of god once you renounce bhuddhism and become catholic again,but no bringing that guitar.

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                  Sigh….i’m becoming emotional about IZH, Shankar, and Catholicism :”)))………But the truth is, all that excess emotion leads one away from the Middle-Path…..and once one strays from the Middle-Path, once has the potential of ending up in HELL!!! I mean, for all the glories of Heaven, the intensity of Hell is far worse! And going to Heaven is quite elusive. I’ll take the more perceptible method instead, i.e. Buddhism!

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                    ok…bad example!…..nothing wrong with appreciating nice things……but you get the gist of the Middle-Path, right, Shankar? I LOVE my guitar!

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          izeth

          she cannot make you rise because she is no longer a catholic.pity because bhuddhism only tells how to droop,whereas when christ says arise izeth,you would have arisen.

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            Not at all Shankar! You will be Reborn in Buddhism according to your deeds in your last life.

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              thats exactly what hinduism also says.Wonder whether there is a connection between hinduism and bhudhism.Hinduism may have evolved from bhuddhism.

              As for being reborn,ramona due you really think it is worth it?To go through this life and death process again with all its suffering.I prefer the christian version of eternal life when entering the kingdom of god.

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                Shankar,

                Of course it’s not worth it to be reborn again and again. That’s why we have to get out of that never-ending wheel of existence and attain Nirvana.

                But if there is an eternal life in the kingdom of God, that that is fantastic (if can be proved). But the catch is, you have to avoid eternal HELL with the Devil – and that’s a very difficult road to avoid!!! (no proof that calling on the name of Jesus will solve anything, other than it being recorded in the scriptures).

                I’ll stick to the Middle-Path, for if I stray from it, there’s no telling where I will land. The factors of perception point more to the Buddhist way of things.

                yes, I think Hinduism evolved from Buddhism. Buddhism was there eternally as a factor of the Universe, and then all other human desires created the other religions.

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          With such low mentality and stupidity I wonder how this man became a diplomut? Is this the standard of Sri Lankan diplomats?

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    Sir,

    Thank you for the interesting article. I have no comments.

    Completely off-topic and for your reading interest, I share with you in the link below an analysis of the story of Gog and Magog in the Quran.[Edited out]

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      CT has removed the link in my comment.

      However sir, you can find it by searching on google for: “gog magog imran faruqui”.

      The link is to a book presently being written, titled “Quranic Odyssey” by M. Imran Faruqui, a Pakistani scholar. Only the first two chapters are available right now. The chapters regard the story of Gog and Magog.

      I feel sure you will find the material a riveting read.

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        The HorsesFoot – thanks very much. I tracked it down but have not had the time to read it – no more than a cursory glance. The podgy moron who heads North Korea might be capable of anything. South Korea has behind it the Americans, who since 1945 have been the world’s most murderous morons. Who knows what might happen. – IH

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          Old Codger
          yes you didn’t see any of DJ’s response because you are brain drained as the singhala_man said. He exposed you didn’t he. [Edited out]

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            Proudman,
            Please don’t fart in public . It will damage the little brain that you have left.

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              OLD CODGER farting and getting lambasted for it is your territory no one can take that away from you. Sinhala_man put you in the right place didn’t he, You mentally retarded imbecile racist.

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                What are you blabbering about ? Who is Sinhala Man? I have never argued with him. Learn to read before you fart in public.

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          Hussein
          Don’t you know who the most murderous morons. Its your lot the muslims. ISIS killed even babies in Syria two weeks back.

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    Izeth Bhai – you should be writing about Islamic terrorism. You being one of such architects in Sri Lanka its more appropriate you write about it, now that you do not consider that Tamil is your mother tongue.

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      Since IH is treating Tamil and Tamilians as untouchable, he should mention in his records as unknown language or Sinhalese or Arabic as his father tongue language.

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    Mr. Hussain,

    The internet is free for all, and many people play around making harsh comments anonymously. Some even take multiple avatars. I strongly suspect one person has been taking 7 or 8 avatars. Wouldn’t it be funny for you to assume based on that there is a concerted attack from Tamils? I think you and others of your generation haven’t developed the right temperament for handling harsh internet comments.

    Anyway, there are a couple of points I need to make.

    There is a general agreement among Tamils, based on decades of experiences, that the 13th amendment does not go far enough at all for them to have a dignified existence in SL. So when you, from another minority, come along and advocate against going beyond the 13th, aligning yourself with Sinhalese hardliners, no matter what things you might have said in support of Tamils earlier, Tamils will react harshly.

    And for someone who was a diplomat, your language has been utterly intemperate. Sometime in the past you said that Abdul Kalam’s universality was something to be emulated by Muslims in SL; would Kalam have attacked people using the words you do? “Mad Dog” , “Bloody Fool” ? If Tamils in general had hatred against Muslims, would they have admired Kalam?

    I have met Muslim professionals in the US from Northern India, who say they had to struggle to find accommodation in New Delhi and other cities because Hindus looked down on beef-eating and would not rent out their homes to Muslims. While Islam and Judaism look down on pork-eating, cow is sacred in Hinduism, and beef-eating is looked down upon. Perhaps the same views are shared by many Buddhists as well. There could also be an element of casteism because many Hindus seem to believe that South Asian Muslims are largely local converts from the lower strata within the Hindu caste hierarchy.

    To me, the way around such things is not to hunker down within Islamism, but to work for secular societies in South Asia where religion has no place in public life; it should remain a private matter for individuals. Secularism by itself won’t make those issues go away, but if a high enough percentage of the population is secular, such issues can be managed well.

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      “”I have met Muslim professionals in the US from Northern India, who say they had to struggle to find accommodation in New Delhi and other cities because Hindus looked down on beef-eating and would not rent out their homes to Muslims. “”

      Yours is reported speech I lived in the north of india- Old Delhi is Muslim you get all the heara feri Belly dance ect- Iron Pillar the muslim could never destroy so they surrounded with Islam screen. The place is crowded and dirty dirty.
      New Delhi is by far clean and enough of muslims live. Afghan refugees from the time of Russian invasion who are cleaner live in New Delhi amongst Hindu Brahmins too.
      Now the Iranians are at New Delhi all effort less.
      One great Indian Brahmin Punjabi Born in pakistan His father movie producer was beheaded by muslims during partition- He has done some of the biggest development projects at Iran and Iraq Libya. When gaddafi wanted abolution places in the new award winning Resthouses Khanna responded to gaddafi ` shove them in the washing machines` They all laughed and laughed.

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      agnos

      “Secularism by itself won’t make those issues go away, but if a high enough percentage of the population is secular, such issues can be managed well.”

      you are spot on there.Secularism is the way to go.Just like you plant a tree and it does not bear fruit or give shade immediately,we have to be patient with secularism to bear us the benefits.It is a question of when not will it erase fundamentalism and ethnic disharmony.Sometime you might have to even wait patiently for generational change for racism to be completely eradicated,but in the meantime it will get less and less as we go along the secular path.

      That is why i have great faith in india to become a mighty power one day.

      unfortunately the monks in srilanka and racist tamil and sinhala politicians after independence sent us on a racist path and we are now struggling to put the genie back into the bottle.Hope we succeed and go on the same path as india one day so that we can march with her hand in hand with a united people.

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      Agnos – I used to take you seriously, but you suddenly turned venomous. You have earlier aired your view that just one person assumed seven or more avatars in attacking me. No one takes your bizarre view seriously.
      As for my language being “utterly intemperate” I have explained my position many times. I repeat it again even though you may not understand it. 1/ I have never initiated attacks against anyone; only replied to attacks on me. 2/ I have adjusted my language to the kind of language used in attacking me. – IH

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        / I have adjusted my language to the kind of language used in attacking me. – IH

        that is the mistake you made.Adjusting to something good is okay because it brings something beneficial to you,but adjusting to something bad makes no sense.You have to be just yourself,your own distinct personality.When i look at your photo i find it difficult to imagine such language coming out of you.Why try to change into some else who would look different from you.

        i always am what i am.i will not try to change into someone else.

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          Thanks Shankar – But the point is that they won’t understand any other kind of language.I have never used vulgar abusive language. Someone addressed me as “you old farter”. A well-known Tamil racist asked me to reply in a “civilised manner”. Unbelievable, the depths to which the Tamil racists can sink. The truth might be that I use the English language to better effect than they do. They can’t bear that from a Soni. – Hoy, Agnos – would that apply to you? – IH

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        Mr. Hussain,

        You don’t need to take me seriously. But ‘venomous’? Really? I would say just honest disagreement.

        I will leave it to sober readers to decide that. Maybe someone like Panini Edirisinhe aka Sinhala_Man, if he reads this, can comment on it.

        As for my ‘bizarre view,’ I still think Arvind, Ilaya Seran Senguttuwan, Backlash, Kettikaran, Nettabomman, B.I.Passe, Pandaranayagam are all different avatars of the same well-connected Colombo 7 man ( if not, he could be using those close to him), probably part of the Colombo business elite. So it is more like just one man shadowing you. Initially he was perhaps the only one who made harsh comments against you; but as you escalated your attacks, often bordering on attacking the entire Tamil society, more and more Tamils started using harsh language against you.

        That is my interpretation. Why don’t you take a break from all the excitement here, and get more rest? At 88, it will do a lot of good for you. My father passed away a couple of years ago in Canada after his kidneys failed, and he was 84.

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    This [Edited out] Tamil hating Malay Muslim ( really of Javanese origin) whose ancestors were imported into the island a few centuries ago by the Dutch colonials is intent on driving a wedge between the native Hindu/Christian Tamils and the Muslim Tamils.[Edited out]

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      Cool story, bro :D
      His ancestors must have shared a boat with the ancestors of most of the present day 100%-native-totally-not-descendants-of-imported-coolie-slave-labourers We Thamizh :D

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    Can Izeth Hussain write an article about the crisis and treatment facing Indian Muslims, largely Tamil Muslims( Mamak) and also the Malayalee Muslims( called Kakka or Malabari) at the hands of the Malay Musims, instead of crying crocodile tears about the plight of the Tamil Muslims in Sri Lanka.
    Many of the dishes associated with Malaysia are of Indian origin, largely brought in my the Tamil Muslims from India. Roti canai, nasi kandar, maggi goreng and pasembur (Mamak rojak) are Indian dishes unique to Malaysia. Nasi kandar is sold exclusively in Indian Muslim restaurants and the recipes are closely guarded secrets. Unlike Indian cuisine in the United Kingdom and other Western countries which tend to focus on North Indian cuisine, Indian cuisine in Malaysia is largely based on South Indian cuisine as the Malaysian Indian diaspora is overwhelmingly Tamil.Southern breakfast delicacies such as idli, vadai and thosai are common. The appam is a favourite breakfast dish in Tamil homes. Idiyappam is known as putu mayam in Malay and usually sold by mobile motorcycle vendors.

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      Paul,

      I believe you are Malaysia-based. Thank you for taking keen interest in Lankan Tamil affairs. I have relatives there, visited there many times and worked with the Indian Graduates Association. Don’t forget Hindu presence and influence was very much prevalent in that region (Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia etc.) and vestiges of same still remain.

      Backlash

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      I have worked and travelled in this region of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei for six years. The Malays belong to polynesian group. They are essentially from the islands, and in Peninsular Malaysia, Malays are immigrants, though they claim to be Bhumiputras. The original people of West Malaysia are Orang Asli (orang-man & Asli-ancient), who are dark skinned with afro hair similar to aboriginis in Andaman.

      Most of Malay food has strong Indian influence, similar to Srilankan cuisine using spices like cummin, Fennnel, coriander etc, with later Chinese influence using garlic, ginger etc. Their rendang meat curry is similar to Tamil kootu curry, with the difference of using sugar and ground nuts instead of chilli powder. Nasi goreng is fried rice while Mee goreng is fried noodles and Mee rebus is noodle soup.

      Puttu and Appam are found in Indonesia with the same name said to have been introduced by Tamil merchants several centuries ago. Idyappam is known as puttu-mayam in Malaysia and Indonesia. Rotti chanai is the north Indian Paratta, chanai meaning crispy or crusted. These region were once under Pallava empire from present day Tamilnadu and thus Tamil and Sanskrit have very large influence in Malay Language.

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