19 August, 2019

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The Muslim People Must Takedown The Jihadists

By Kumar David –

Prof. Kumar David

“Before embarking on a journey of revenge, dig two graves” – Attributed to Confucius

We must prevent another catastrophe as happened with Tamils and Tigers – The Muslim people must takedown the jihadists

The government and security apparatus (together the Sate) can respond to information, seize arms and explosives and intervene in events. However in the long run it is the Muslim community and Muslims alone that can defeat jihadism; that is Wahhabism-Salafism, Islamic State infiltration and false prophets. Only the people can defeat these intrusions; the State is incapable of comprehending doctrine. There has to be a plan of action that Muslims and their leaders organise and execute. There are pronouncements by Muslims that they abhor the massacre, but that’s inadequate now. Reproving is no longer good enough; what is imperative is concrete actions to eradicate the menace. The State can’t excise a tumour implanted in a community, especially a minority community; it will alienate the people. Don’t forget how Sinhala chauvinism and the Sinhala State screwed up the Tamil problem from day one! 

Ratnajeevan Hoole argues in “The Bombings, Refugees & Emergency Regulations: The Danger of a Military DictatorshipColombo Telegraph, 4 May 2019, that there are signs that the army is again flexing its muscle as an independent power in Jaffna. “Military spokesman Brigadier Sumith Attapattu’s statement that even if the government asks it to vacate all occupied Tamil lands, it will not” Hoole argues “is treason and a violation of the constitution”. The danger that the Easter events have exposed us to is not a sharia-compliant Islamic Sri Lanka since that will never happen; it is the danger of a black-hand using this event as a cloak to embark upon a power garb. Sirisena devalued the stature of the civilian presidency and thereby encouraged undisciplined military brass like this one to speak treason.

There is an undercurrent of conversation in society that a military adventure is not possible except with the concurrence of a black-hand and the one often mentioned is the authoritarian brotherhood of the recent past. That’s the first suspect, but don’t rule out another though less likely one – no not Sirisena, he has already lost his marbles. I mean the loyal nephew and 20 year Cabinet Minister of the authoritarian tsar of post-independence Lanka, JR. I wish to quote from an e-mail I received last week: “The 80 page acquisition and servicing agreement is like a mutual-defence military agreement between Lanka and the US. This is inviting disaster. One consequence will be a demand for new anti-terrorist legislation seeking to deny rights and freedoms”. The draft of the Counter Terrorism Bill, is I think not yet available to the public. The e-mail also implies that though a few dozen rootless jihadists running free constitute an immediate menace, since they will all be flushed out soon the more persistent threat is a 430,000 (including police) strong security establishment which may seek power and revenge. Confucius warns “Before embarking on a journey of revenge, dig two graves”. 

Of course it is not possible to compare Tamil experiences and the post-independence story of the Muslims in Ceylon/Sri Lanka. The Tamil version starting from disenfranchisement and brutalisation of our Upcountry Tamil people, through Sinhala-Only and 1983, to the rise of the LTTE and civil-war is a long and excruciating tale. The post-1948 story of the Muslims, I dare say is less agonising except for eviction from Jaffna and foul treatment by the LTTE in the East. Those who explain the rise of the LTTE as an outcome of Sinhala injustices and State repression cannot extend this case to the Muslims. What I am getting at is: Even if it is said that LTTE terrorism came from real social problems making it thorny for Tamil people to attempt to takedown the LTTE, for Muslims it is easier to mobilise against jihadism. There is no sympathy for the jihadists among Muslims comparable to the empathy that many Tamils did feel for the LTTE, at least post-1983. In a word, the domestic historical circumstances are much different.

Global links too are very different. The LTTE and its ideology were home grown; the role of Tamil Nadu minimal, support in the diaspora was from Tamils who had fled or immigrated. Jihadism rooted in Wahhabi theology has a different provenance. Wahhabism and Salafism are related; the former a harsh intolerant Saudi version, while less severe Salafism has presence among Muslim elsewhere. Both are high profile in the public eye, but not majority creeds of Muslims outside Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Both call for austere religious observances and obedience to Sharia law, but only Wahhabis impose hand chopping, neck severing, and stoning to death of sinful women as punishments. 

Wahhabism derives its strength from the alliance King Abdul-Aziz bin Rahman, better known as ibn Saud, founder of the Saudi Kingdom, formed with preacher Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab. Ibn Saud unified Saudi Arabia through military conquest with British backing as World War 1 ended and the Ottoman Empire collapsed. He found in al-Wahhab’s doctrine an ideological tool to subdue a multitude of tribes and enforced it harshly. Then, petroleum was discovered in 1938 by Standard Oil and Saudi Arabia joined the American global imperialist alliance. Wahhabism’s worldwide funding and influence is rooted in this provenance. The American sorcerer however has now lost control of its Wahhabi apprentice.

I have strayed into this religious diversion because it is important to understand that Wahhabism, the creed of jihadist terrorism, is not indigenous or historically rooted in Lankan Islam. I believe that for this reason Muslims can root it out from their midst and crop the cancer. Others should be positive and helpful but the State must keep its fingers out of community issues and theological disputes; its role must be limited to law and order. 

I am not a religious person, nor versed in the philosophy of any opiate. My mother did make an effort to stuff Christianity into my thick skull and Father Yin made a feeble effort in school. Somehow it seems to have all leaked out. I do have an interest in some edifying aspects of the Buddha’s teaching; of Hinduism and its swarming pantheon I know little; of the deeper canons of Islamic doctrine I know less. For this reason I will not comment on how Lanka’s Muslims should address doctrinal issues in combating jihadism; that’s a job able Islamic scholars must meet head-on. The following are a few common-sense non-doctrinal generalities.

The first priority is to Save the Children. Parents must take control and responsibility for what is being stuffed into children’s heads in schools, Muslim schools, madrassas and religious classes. Parents and the community must be certain that hatred, violence, jihadism and the perversions of Wahhabism are not poured down their children’s throats. They must ensure that peace, tolerance and neighbourliness are in the curriculum. They must know the teachers well and examine their credentials. Those who preach hatred and violence must not be allowed to approach children.

The second priority is to Save the Mosque. The Muslim community should establish some kind of Council or Synod, or Councils or Synods in different areas, to monitor who is allowed to preach, how Imams are chosen, and to impose restrictions on the doctrines spread. I doubt if this now falls within the purview of the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama. Muslims who read me – this piece is addressed to those of them who are willing to give me a hearing – will have no difficulty in appreciating the point. The Muslim public is Lanka’s best line of defence against jihadism; some Muslim groups have seen the challenge. Outsiders need to be supportive and follow Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith’s fine example – but it would be better if the good Cardinal refrained from hints at coalition government as though he were canvassing on behalf of the Rajapaksas.

A third opportunity is for the community to eschew cultural practices that have fallen into disrepute or which erect a barrier between Muslims and others. The first item that comes to mind is the burka, the full face covering; the hijab or headscarf is harmless. Face covering is now banned by law, but a community directive would be far more potent. What about raising the minimum marriage for Muslim girls? Loudspeakers blaring banna from Buddhist temples and booming sermons from mosques should be banned. The muezzin’s call to prayer is not a problem because it is brief. Furthermore, Muslims should not insist on living as a closed community, but visit neighbours’ homes and invite others to theirs. There are a lot of simple things that can be done by all communities to improve relations.

An anti-Muslim crusade in Sri Lanka will make the war against the Tigers look jolly. Who are the Tigers? What power did they actually wield; what their global reach? There are but 70 million measly Tamils in the whole blooming universe but there are over a billion Muslims; about 500 million of them in surrounding countries. Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, in that order, are the most Muslim-populous nations in the world. The Tamils, comparatively, did not have a brass farthing to scratch their backsides with, but the Middle East can pour billions into overpowering perceived enemies of Islam. This apoplectic scenario is irrelevant if Lanka’s Muslims set out to cleanse Islam of the pox and we tether the State to its minimal and essential role. No war against Muslims! Join Muslims against jihadists! This has to be the motto Lanka marches to till our body politic is cleansed. 

Finally I repeat my optimism that Lanka will heal and recover more quickly than Cassandras and prophets of gloom predict. I detect fine-tuned judgement in people’s minds and more caution in jumping to conclusions. This is not July 1983 when Lanka was a JR inspired crazed cannibal; Lanka has learnt its lesson and the mood today is different. Jihadism will not defeat us; it will not overpower the Muslims. It will be eradicated, it has no indigenous roots, its eschatology is of foreign provenance. Those baying for Muslim blood and the rabble rousers will be vanquished. The country will thrive again. You don’t agree? Just you wait; watch this space next year. 

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      So finally the penny has dropped in the thick skull of KD that the Manchurian Candidate is none other than beloved Bondscam Ranil, while the Fake Manchurian Candidate is or was US citizen Gotabaya Rajapaksa: both owned and operated by the same Empire that owns and operates IS and its Fake intel experts, who have brought back Al Bagdahadi from the dead– to put on a show for Lanka!
      Singapore Xepert Rohan Gunaratne who seems to know Bagdhadi better than he knows himself, has also conveniently announce that Bagdadhi would be dissappeared soon! Oh what a circus – the tall tales of the terrorism-anti-terrorism industry !

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        Also, am not so sure that KD should be so optimistic about Lanka bouncing back as the same foreign hidden hands behind the Fake IS attack on Easter are still weaponizing religion to de-stablize Lanka, trying their level best to start anti Muslim Riots and force Lanka to sign SOFA to set up a Military Base in the Eastern Province in Trincomallee, which coincidentally Singapore expert RG has announced IS wants as a Province for its Caliphate!
        Also, Reuters Fake New agency was yesterday spreading stories about anti-Muslim Buddhist riots and also said that Sri Lanka “economy will hit an 18 year low this year based on 10 interviews”.
        Lots of fake news and intell agencies operating in Lanka at this time, so not so fast the recovery..
        Surprise surprise, whats going on

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        Muslim community will never do that.

        The army has to do it.

        Jihadists are violent people. Only the army can handle them from a safe distance. Just declare martial law.

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      Kumar David,
      Great Stuff and Very Sensible writing. This is a time that we need to tread carefully as the SINHALA RACIST NETWORK has already smelt the blood and scavenging for the carcasses to devour. The main obstacle to find solutions to many problem the Sri Lankan people face is the HEGEMONY of the SINHALA RACIST NETWORK and its controllers- THE GOVIGAMA RULING ELITE MAFIA. Even now, they are just giving a “Don’t Care” type of attitude to the MUSLIM BASHING which is undertaken by the RULING ELITE MAFIA controlled Media ( pure fascist propaganda units labelled as “MEDIA”) Derana, HIRU, Swarnavahini, Lankadeepa, Divaina, SL VLOGS, Ashen VLOGS, GOSSIP TV, YOU JUDGE and there are hundreds of other similar type mushrooming YOU TUBE channels spewing hates and Anti Muslim fake news. The same media has given the Buddhist TERROR outfits the space to come out with their version of being GOOD GUYS status. They are the ones who are dumping Swords and Knives in many open places and then inform the Forces to come and find it and thereby a staged SHOW is created to portray HEROISM. I mean, how could they find the dumping of swords in the lakes and rivers and then finding it from the exact places is very comical. The SINHALA RACISTS have gone childish in this advanced age of Technology. The entire system is just watching the RACIST NETWORK to do what they like – the Anti Islamic attacks.

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        No the muslims were stocking up on weapons to butcher non muslims’ There are 3 types of terrorists:
        1) genuine ISIS local and foreign: plan attacks with international connection.
        2) Muslim Thawfeeq- drug mafia: Muslim criminals will attack churches, hotels with suicide bombers
        3) Low grade Muslim thugs: these insane and inbred Muslim fanatics were to attack sinhalese with machetes.

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    This attack is done by some radicals and all are gone now.No more of any radical in SL. Please do not exaggerate this : What is the difference between ISIS and BBS. all are same: Both are two side of same coin,

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      Rubbish Lankan. Are the BBS a worldwide org. trying to establish a Buddhist super-state? You are trying to minimise the activities of ISIS and other Islamic terrorists. We know what you are up to.

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        Lankan you are nothing but an Islamic extremist pretending to be patriotic and trying to cover up the problem. Politicians in both government and opposition have taken large sums of money from these Islamic terrorists and their supporters and do not want them to be arrested. Only the top level have been apprehended. This is the tip of the iceberg. There are Muslim politicians, businessmen and professionals behind these terrorists. No action has been taken against them so far. Baurdeen is implicated in Vannativilu training ground and Hisbullah in bomb making in Katankudy. People are not going to keep quiet when Islamic racists and Sinhala politicians are misleading them with false propaganda that everything is fine.

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        Terror is terror, national or international. Chauvinism is chauvinism.
        By the way, the BBS has links with Burmese terrorists.

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      Lankan,

      “This attack is done by some radicals and all are gone now.”

      They claimed that that they are Sri Lankan Tamil Muslims belonging to the Wahhabi-Salafi ISIS Towheed Sect

      So, they are Sri Lankans, but not All Sri Lankans are terrorists.
      So, they are Tamils, but not All Tamils are terrorists.
      So, they are Muslims, but not All Muslims are terrorists
      So, they are Wahhabi-Salafies but Most Wahhabi-Salafies are terrorists
      So, they are Tauheedi Jamats but Most Tauheedi Jamats are terrorists.

      The Wahaabi -Salafi Tauheed Jamat, follow Satan, Iblis per the prescient Hadith of Najd, from Islamic Sources, and they will end up in Hell Fire along with Satan, Iblis. Satan, Iblis also believes in Tauheed according to Islamic theology.

      They are Islamic, i.e. submission, but it is submission to Satan, Iblis.

      Contrast that with Sufis, Islam, submission to God, and lobe of God, NOT Satan , Iblis.

      References:
      Wahhabi Sack of Karabala, April 21, 1802
      Wahhabi-Salafi, ISIS Tauheed Jamat terrorism in Sri Lanka Sack of Karabala, April 21, 2019, 217 years later. So, the Satanic ideology is still active, aided by the Saudi petrodollars.

      The Wahhabies killed 5,000 people. They follow Satan, Iblis and love death.

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

      Hadith of Najd

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

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UDy_apXW3E

      Scholar from al-Azhar: Wahhabism is a Satanic Faith, the Horn of the Devil that Muhammad Predicted

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    The Muslim people must take down M.I.M. Rizvi Mufthi from representing Sri Lankan Muslim!

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      Mike,

      Yes. All this happened under the umbrella of ACJU, and they tolerated the terrorists among the Muslims, and failed label them Satanis,

      It was very clear in the Hadith of Najd, but Saudi Wahhabi Petrodollars, bought the silence.

      They were only interested in keeping MMDA so that, the Muslim men can legally rape 12 year old girls, and treat women as chattel.

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    Kumar David; jihadists must live in order to GLOBAL TERRORISM to exist and to developed countries to have multi-billion dollar income from weapons.

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    These killers have done the most harm, in the long run, to the Muslims themselves. If they get a green light from their elders there are able bodied Muslim youth will gladly take the still remaining scoundrels out into the scrub jungles of Akkaraipttu and …… .

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    Kill the killers. Ain’t no reasoning with them. They hate everyone

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      Alonso,

      They follow the Devil, Satan per per prescient Hadith of , Islamic Sources. The normal Muslims must step in first, and kill them, before they kill them and others.

      Who are those terrorists? Wahhabi Salafies and their clones.

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    Tamil Tigers are there in Jaffna, they must be caught

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    Prof. Kumar David,

    RE: The Muslim People Must Takedown The Jihadists

    Thanks for the article.

    How?

    Use theology and Islamic sources, to take down the Satan, Iblis following Wahhabi Salafis ,and their clones, Jihadists.

    Islam: Means submission. Submission to God for Muslims.

    Islam: Means submission. Submission to Satan for Wahhabi Salafis ,and their clones, Jihadists.

    References:

    Scholar from al-Azhar: Wahhabism is a Satanic Faith, the Horn of the Devil that Muhammad Predicted

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UDy_apXW3E

    How to debate with the so-called Wahhabi-Salafiyyah ISIS , Tauheed Jamats and their clones.

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

    “O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Shaam. O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Yemen.” The people said, “O Messenger of Allaah, and our Najd.” I think the third time the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said, “There (in Najd) will occur earthquakes, trials and tribulations, and from there appears the Horn of Satan.”

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    Kumar, While everyone is distracted with swords, it was high velocity BOMB EXPLOSIONS that caused the Easter carnage- where did these explosives come from and what is going on?
    The swords seem like a cover or semi- fake news to spread fear psychosis and distract from the foreign hands and terror-counter-terror network operatives that Rohan Gunaratne seems to know very well.. But who brought the explosives to Sri Lanka that US embassy staff also had– and was sniffed out by Sniffer dogs at JAIC Hilton.? Seems the US embassy and Ambassdor’s place should be searched first for the BOMBS!
    The swords are a distraction like the president’s fake sword and those stolen from the Colombo museum.. What is going on?

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      The swords were meant to be used for hacking Catholics who were expected to get enraged and attack the Muslims. Using swords is standard practice in ISIS operations.

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      Jadon,
      The people of the calibre of Professor KD thinks and writes like this, then think about uneducated people at the grassroots level. This article is a piece of evidence for total ignorance at the professor level.

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    The Tamil version starting from disenfranchisement and brutalisation of our Upcountry Tamil people
    The Tamil Estate workers were British subjects in the days before 1948.

    In the run up to Independence, D. S. Senanayake had talks with Nehru who was not prepared to help.! However, Senanayake was for giving some sort of citizenship to the Estate Tamils, although the Kandyan Radala Groups and the Upper Caste Tamil Politicians and Tamil Planters like Peri Sundar were vehemently against it.
    But what broke the camels back was the BraceGirdle affair. Just as we have today young Muslim radicals making fiery speeches of overthrowing the government and setting up an Islamic Caliphate, the Bolshevik and Communist leaders of the time, NMPerera, Colvin and PHilip Goonawardena were organizing the workers to revolt.
    Just as the National Thaweed Jamaat has been inviting foreign fiery teachers to preach sermons of hate, the Bolsheviks brought in BraceGirdle who was going to catalyze the effort to organize the Up-Country estate workers and make them rise against the government. Hate is Hate, be is the class war to create a “classless society” or the Jihad war to create a Caliphate.
    This frightened D. S. and other moderates. So, when DSSenanayake became Prime minister he assigned Kandaiah Vaithyialingam to draw up the Indian Citizenship policy, and G. G. Ponnambalam the Tamil Congress leader..
    So, the “disenfranchizement of the Eastate tamils” was triggered by the actions of the CRASZY LEFT that this writer had supported most of his life, untill recently when he backed Sarath Fonseka and the UNP

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      “This frightened D. S. and other moderates. So, when DSSenanayake became Prime minister he assigned Kandaiah Vaithyialingam to draw up the Indian Citizenship policy, and G. G. Ponnambalam the Tamil Congress leader..”
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      There is a difference between policy and legislation.
      Is the reference to sir Kandiah Vaithiyanathan who was a civil servant?
      …and GGP to do what?
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      What frightened the “moderates” was that the The Tamil population of the Hill country either elected one of their own where they were a majority or overwhelmingly supported the LSSP candidates.
      The LSSP had enough capacity to organize the workers.
      Bracegirdle, a young left idealist, arrived on his own initiative and played a role. The colonial regime tried to expel him and the LSSP protected him.

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      More twisted history from the diaspora. Read what SJ has written below and learn the truth. Or just look up Bracegirdle on the Internet.

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    Thanks, Kumar, for a sensible and sensitive piece on what faces us today.
    The problem though is that sensibility and sensitivity are very difficult to practice in a post-JRJ Sri Lanka.
    That said, one can but live in hope and do whatever one can do on a personal basis.

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      Emil Vander Pooten approves ANTI-MUSLIM stand of Kumar David. How about R Pemadasa’s 15th amendment which decreased vote need for minorities from 12.5 to 5 percent via the 15th amendment. So now every govt needs a national govt with so many Three Wheeler parties. Because of the same fact, RANIL with 42 seats became the PM and the governing party. DOES Emil Vander Pooten say that Sri Lanka need WARGA VADAYA in order to exist But, MCC, INGOs and UNHCR won’t be happy..

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    The only thing left for Muslims to change their fascination for the Jihad doctrine ( although most will not do it, they consider it noble……like hara kiri), is for them to give honor to the other prophet who died on the cross for our sins, and redeemed us with Allah +

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      The suicide cardre are not just going for 72 virgins as various writers including KD seem to suggest .
      These Jihadists are READY TO DIE FOR THE IDEA of creating the Islamic CALIPHATE
      the LTTE suicide were READY TO DIE FOR THE IDEA of creating EELAM
      The JVP youth were READY TO DIE FOR THE IDEA of creating an EQUAL SOCIETY
      The LSSP men were READY TO DIE FOR THE IDEA of creating an EQUAL SOCIETY
      The POLPOT were READY TO DIE FOR THE IDEA of creating an EQUAL SOCIETY
      Kumar David when he was younger was a convert o this type iof naivety, dressed up in
      the language of Marxism to cover its utterly naive thesis.
      Seemingly good half-truths distilled into dangerous zealotry has been the bane of humanity.
      People fall for simple solutions to complex ideas. Think fo the 5 lessons of the JVP or the simple but rousing claim of the TULF in Vaddukkoddai to go for Eelam, and that they and the “boys” are ready for state terror! Wigneswarana and some TNA members are still deluded.

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        Bulner…..

        Huge difference between the realities of a suffering society as per JVP, LSSP, POLPOT, and the mythical Eelam and imaginary Allah.

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          It is not the suffering that we are talking about, but HOW TO ESCAPE from the suffering.
          The JVP, LSSP, and the Bolsheviks and others like them wanted to solved the problem by bloody revolution.
          That is the WRONG approach. If you want to get out of poverty, you need to produce more, and not create dictatorships of the proletariat or of Mullahs or of various oligarchies.

          That method has now proven to be wrong, look at what happened to the 1848 Paris Marxist revolution, in the Soviet Union, North Korea etc .
          In China with Mao Tse Tung – now China is developing only after they gave up their coercive communist methods and became mercantile.
          The revolutionary Red comrades have produced the horror that George Orwell described the in his book “Animal Farm”. The Muslim radicals have also created a similar horrendous Islamic Caliphate which has thankfully been beaten but its tentacles that spread to other countries during that time are still there.

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            If you want to get rid of suffering, you share more, not produce more. It comes to a point where the extra producing becomes moot. Naturally China had to get rid of its communist methods , as  the capitalist-producer tentacles would not give them a chance to survive.

            Easter bombings were nothing to do with Caliphate having to do with humanistic ideologies. It was due to a kind of worship which they abbhored.

            Communist/socialistideologies are about solving immediate problems via humans. Caliphate is about an imaginary figure solving abstract problems so removed from reality, that no one knows what is about in the end, and can only rely on death and heaven to give clear understanding.

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        So it came to pass,
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        In the annals of Human History
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        THE WORD (that was not made flesh)
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        Thus Evolved and Evolved ; Obsessed and Fixated
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        Was Imprinted and Type-set,

        Onto the fragility of the Human Soul
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        Till all bowed down to the worship of the Heavenly Singularity
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        Earthly desires and fancies no more
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        All blown up to the jealous god of Wrath and Inaccessibility
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        Till all natural existence, existed no more (even the grass of the fields).
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        Oh come oh Saviors come,
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        (Even thou TRUMP, GOTABAYA, DUTERTE)
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        Emerge in such FULL FORE,
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        To Whip out the Curse!
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        Stamp out the Blight!
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        Remove from us, this Evolutionary Scourge!

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    Thank you Kumar. Spot on. Some have been calling for Sarath Fonseka to become head of defense. While I am sure he is a great tactician, one must not make the mistake of drawing parallels between the SL ISIS and LTTE and assume the same strategy would work.

    Times have changed. Some significant differences include funding mechanisms, the ultimate goal of their terror and the countries which will be affected by terrorism on Sri Lankan soil.

    Moderate muslims are our saviours from this latest peril. We should work with them hand in hand.

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    Kumar David, You say:

    “Don’t forget how Sinhala chauvinism and the Sinhala State screwed up the Tamil problem from day one!”

    “Those baying for Muslim blood and the rabble rousers will be vanquished. The country will thrive again. “

    How do you reconcile your above statements?

    I am glad you are optimistic for the people of Sri Lanka, but I am not.

    If you go back to the basics or fundamentals of all the upheavals since independence, you will find the root cause:

    Sinhala-Buddhists’ wish for hegemony of all communities in the island on some false beliefs is the cause of the 70-year long calamities: Sinhalese are the majority, which matters when it comes to elections and power.

    Unless the root cause is addressed and cured, all attempts to attack the symptoms of the cancer, I am afraid, will fail.

    Sri Lanka has become a geo-political playground for different entities including ISIS, and anything can happen in the future. Fasten your seat belts for a rough ride.

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    Muslims have been targets of anti-Muslim attacked ever since they stated to posper in the 1970s following opportunities in the Middle east from which other communities also benefited.
    There were attacks in 1975 which the UF government handled well and prevented its spreading.
    Anti-Muslim violence and hate speech was subdued when Tamil militancy came to the fore in the 1980s.
    I am surprised by Prof. AKD’s ignorance of anti-Muslim violence in this century.
    The Mawanella attack of April 2001 was a beginning.
    Anti-Muslim hatred was further driven by the expansion of the Muslims into ‘new’ fields such as higher education and the professions.
    There were boycott movements against Muslims traders from the beginning of the Century.
    What happened in Aluthgama under MR and Ampara & Kandy under Good Governance are only symptoms of a much bigger disease.
    Saudi meddling was designed to keep down deviants like the Sufis here, as well as a part of building an anti-Shia front among Sunni Muslims. (This came to the fore following the prestige that Iranian Revolution gained in the Arab World. The importance that Khomeini placed on Palestine was far geater than what any Arab head of state gave it.)
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    The tragedy of the Muslims is that there is no political leadership. There are only those who use identity to gather votes ans secure posts in government. (Much the same is true of the Hill Country Tamils.)

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      SJ you will eventually learn that some but not all of these attacks were carried out by parties interested in justifying a Muslim state. Now who do you think that would be?
      Some were carried out by Buddhists who have reached the end of their tether with Muslim expansion and Christian evangelising.

      You haven’t a clue as to how far these two cancers have spread under Rajapakse, Sirisena and Ranil.. As a result the only people left to point out the danger and to raise public awareness is the BBS. Who else will speak for the Sinhala Buddhists?

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        A Muslim state of the kind imagined by the IS is impractical in any non-Muslim country.
        Even in Muslim Syria, IS has failed, despite backing from Saudis and their US masters and Zionist partner, and the Turkish dictator for a while.
        It is stirring trouble in parts of north & west Africa.
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        If it is the BBS the only one left too speak for the Sinhalese, nobody can save the Sinhalese.

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          You always talk this type of nonsense quips.

          ” Even in Muslim Syria, IS has failed, despite backing from Saudis and their US masters and Zionist partner, and the Turkish dictator for a while.”

          Could you give some evidence that US and Saudi were trying to create a Caliphate anywhere in the world? Can you give any proof that any country other than IS was trying to do this? What a lousy talk is this?

          ” If it is the BBS the only one left too speak for the Sinhalese, nobody can save the Sinhalese.” Do you say Solomon West, Sirimavo, Old King all saved the Sinhala Race, but only BBS is destroying Sinhala Race? Is that your theory Norway created BBS to destroy Sinhala Race and Old Royals had nothing to do with the creation of BBS?

          What kind of imbecile comedies you make through your quips!

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            Mallung
            Take some time to study how the US has with the aid of the terrorist state of Saudi Arabia created Islamist terror outfits.
            Check on the history of the ‘rebellion in Syria’.
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            I think that you need some tutoring in English (that is possible) and in a sense of humor (that may be impossible since the relevant part of the body may be absent).
            *
            You have not kicked your benzodiazepine habit, have you?

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              ” Take some time to study how the US has with the aid of the terrorist state of Saudi Arabia created Islamist terror outfits.” Dont’ think foolishly I don’t know that your class PhDs have written abondont of books in that after Najeebullah ended vacating Afghanistan. I like if you could read how USSR swallowed entire Eastern Europe up to Mongolia. Of cause America use its influence in may democratic countries but never did to one country as the USSR to those countries. If you want you brain not to rust read what happened in Hungary, Poland, Checks, South Ossetia and Abkhazia and Crimea. Don’t be an idiot to teach others that you cannot understand. We know where would be the world now if USSR and its more than 20,000 atomic arsonals., survived until now.

              Your seems to be wishing Lankawe goverment should control the Muslims the way Putin subdued Chechens and Old Royals destroyed Tamils.

              I may not have brain, but the one you have there is rusting because of your Badiudeen PhD you received.

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              ” Could you give some evidence that US and Saudi were trying to create a Caliphate anywhere in the world? “ That was my question.

              Thanks for sheepishly accepting once more that you wrote America and Saudi are trying to establish Caliphate without any proof by evading to answer the question.

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    The three languages to be used in Sri Lankaare Sinhala, Tamil and English which we have had right throughout. There is no need for Arabic language in Sri Language. When sermons are delivered, no one understands the sermon in Arabic. Nowadays sermons are delivered in Sinhala, Tamil and sometimes in English which is adequate. I have been to most sacred Buddhist areas in Sri Lanka. I have heard the early morning call for prayers for Muslims at 4.45 am. The buddhists have not objected to this. Buddhists are a tolerant people. I am a Muslim but I think it is high time you stop the early morning fajar prayer. In mordern times you can use an alarm clock, a watch or radio at home to wake up and pray. The full cover of Muslims has to go. This has created problems right round the world. Muslims must learn to integrate and live with other committees.

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    Prof Kumar David has started writing what people want to hear. An example of wishful thinking from last paragraph {“Jihadism will not defeat us; it will not overpower the Muslims”}.
    This follows his sagacious {” I detect fine-tuned judgement in people’s minds and more caution in jumping to conclusions’}.
    This comes from a man thoroughly confused. His grasp of history is appalling.
    .
    The language-divide was hatched in late forties. After independence in 1948, the divide became language/religion-divide. To lure the Muslims away from Tamil speakers, the then GoSL afforded special status for Muslims. The Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA1950) on offer was accepted by All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) which became very very powerful.
    To stress their new identity, Lankan Muslim Clerics marketed various Mid-East ‘isms’.
    But as instructed by ACJU, the Lankan Muslims supported every GoSL.
    When the Civil War ended on 19 May 2009, ACJU saw signs that they were next on line. In 2012 Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) came into being. A political family adopted BBS, protected it and patronised it. Sinhala business saw a way to squeeze Muslim businesses out and financed BBS. Growth of BBS and Muslim extremism just about matched. The rest is history.
    .
    Only the people can defeat the Jihadists. Muslims are willing to cooperate.
    GoSL must disband BBS. If not, we are in for another long haul which will be used by the Lankan Elites to enhance their personal wealth.
    PS for Prof Kumar David: The BBS is as much to blame as the Muslim extremists for the tragedy that was 2019 Lankan Easter Sunday.

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      K. Pillai you mean well but you are wrong. BBS will never be disbanded because the corrupt politicos are not trusted by the majority anymore and the majority have nobody else to turn to. Madrassas and Muslim ‘dhamma’ schools have mushroomed in the last ten years. There are well over 2000. Patronised by Muslim MPs and Ministers and funded by Arab governments they are determined to Islamise the country. I feel sorry for the Hindus and of course the Buddhists.

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    Prof. Kumar David, Your title might mislead the readers. The title and introduction exaggerate the true nature of the situation in Sri Lanka. The President recently visited Sainthamaruthu where a terrorist killed himself with his family. The President thanked the village Muslims for informing the relevant authorities and cooperating with them otherwise more disastrous incidents might have happened. The Police acted on the information given by the Muslims and arrested many terrorists. With the help of the Muslims, the government and the security forces could bring the situation under control. The Muslims have cooperated with the government and security forces in many ways to identify the terrorists and apprehend them. The Muslims have even refused to accept the bodies of the deceased terrorists to bury according to Islamic practices because Islam does not approve what these terrorists have done. Today what is happening in Sri Lanka? For the terror committed by a tiny minority, the entire Muslim community is suffering – living with fear and they are not even considered as equal human beings today. Their human rights have been grabbed. Constitution has been violated. There is no law and order. Everybody on the road is policing innocent Muslims. You know what is happening in supermarkets, hospitals, restaurants and other public places. Muslim women cannot wear their attire. They do not have the basic right to wear what they want. I am not a supporter of niqab and Burga. They are also illegal to wear now. But why cannot the Muslim women wear other attires such as Hijab and Abaya? What is the terror the other people face if the Muslim women wear hijab and abaya? Look at some educated fools at Puwakpitiya schools. How do the female teachers wearing hijab affect their school and children and what is the security threat they face? Why don’t they think sensibly?

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      Siddeek the Islamic apologist, do not call others fools when you are one. Read about the incident at Puwakpitiya. These Muslim women have distorted the truth to spread hatred which is an offence. They committed an offence of not allowing female police officers to do a body search on them which is a crime of disobeying the law. Instead of them being arrested and charged they have been let go free. Every woman with Islamic dress stubbornly refusing to do what is requested is an extremist and therefore is a security threat, and so think sensibly without rushing in to defend this crime..

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        Lanka Perera, please be fair; do not pour oil on the burning fire. Educated people like you who can write good English have a massive responsibility to buildup this country. Some corrupted media and opportunistic politicians and some other with professional jealousy encourage this kind of behaviour. There was no female police present in the scene. I can post the video if you want to watch it. It is an utter lie by some corrupted media. Some media even published news that these teachers were wearing the burqa. No one was wearing Burga. What is the right they have to ask these teachers with hijab/abaya to come with only sarees? These Muslim teachers even volunteered and asked them to check and let them in, but the response from those idiots was that bomb might explore while checking them. When the male policeman also suggested to check them and let them in; but those idiots from SDS did not agree for that. Please be fair in the interests of humanity. You are not going to achieve anything by writing like this but you are committing harm to the Sri Lankan communities.

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          You are a Sinhala Buddhist Racist’s Pantham, who advocates of Standardization for Tamils, but could not answer Mano Ganesan question of why the Ban of Hijab in Sinhala Schools is not bothering you but only Puwakpitiya. It the Police OIC said that you people refused to submit to females police checking. Why didn’t you talk about the Police because they are Sinhala Police? Tell me something, why there were so many shiny swords that were hidden, but not displayed in Living room Servers? Because so many have been found, now Aanduwa has banned Media showing that in TV. Will you outcaste all the Mosques and Imams who were responsible for that? Could you ban all of their bodies buried in Muslim cemeteries? Don’t tell me those swords are for grass cutting. I am a farming village boy. I have seen all king of knives and baled used in that type of jobs. Sword are not one that. The Modaya who answered that sword kept in Mosques were Sunneth must be treated with Thirukkai Waal! The entire Muslim community should have stood against when that kind of news showed up in media. Where were you at that time but jumping for fake burqa issue?

          Can Hezbollah ask his boss why did leave to Ezhumalaiyan with the Indian warning in his Amude? Media had predicted it for New Year, but it is the Aanduwa postponed it to Easter Sunday, isn’t it? Tell me the truth please? Can you ask New King why did he save the Tamil Church goers from ISIS attack? If not you or Hezbollah, then can one Muslim minister ask New King or Ranil why didn’t they pass the warning to the Tamils? Every damn donkey bray in this site has some kind education, as you mentioned. So, please don’t play Drama King Game. That is shame on you!

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        Lanka Perera, I would urge you to read the following article by Prof. Jayadeve Uyangoda in Colombo Telegraph today. This will, I believe, reform your thinking.

        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/stemming-the-wave-of-islamophobia-is-crucial/

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          There was Muslim restaurant playing Pirith. Sinhala boys went and forced him to shut it off. Isn’t it restaurant owners’ right to play anything in their restaurant? Where were you then? (I am not supporting or opposing anything. This is a time when racial tension very high. Anything will go. But my point is your inborn anti-Tamils nature)

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        If the Muslim females defy wearing the Burqa and the Hijab after the govt has banned it, it is very simple for the general public to stop it by spraying a harmless battery acid (Sulfuric Acid) on those garbs using a small hand press unnoticed. This will definitely stop them from wearing wearing the Burqa or the Hijab.

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          You should know what is banned? Hijab is not banned. If a woman wears Hijab what does it do for you , how does it affect you and your life? Sensibly think, do not tell the women what to wear if it does not harm you.

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      Your traditional attire is the saree or half saree with the end covering the head . This is what was worn for centuries and no one objects to this attire but not to some Arabic long dress, black Abaya and the Hijab , that was only introduced into the island , as traditional Islamic dress for you local Tamil Muslim wannabe Arabs , when you people started to radicalise yourselves and accept Wahhabism and discard the Sufi form of Islam , that came with your immigrant Tamil Muslim ancestors from South India. You people are still nasty racist and opportunistic to the core. Do not object or whimper when Sinhalese schools object and ban these forms of Middle Eastern Islamic dresses closely associated with Wahhabism and extremism , meekly accepted this ban but make a hue and a cry when Tamil schools do and want this ban removed, as you feel the Tamil people are weak . It is the same in other matters. 72% of you selfish backstabber fake Arab immigrants from South India live in the Sinhalese areas but will never claim for Islamic homelands , for Muslim majority areas or enclaves down south , as you are afraid of the Sinhalese but vociferously and aggressively claim all these in the Tamil areas and even obtain large amount of funds from certain fundamentalist Islamic states to build Sharia universities, shopping centres , slaughter houses and villages on ethnically cleansed Tamil lands , as you people feel the Tamils are now very weak with no support locally or internationally , therefore can get away with it.

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        RSS
        What is the attire of modern Tamil women now?
        Looks rather Muslim, does it not?
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        As the Buddha said, nothing is permanent!

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    Have you seen today’s Sunday Times article, Unravelling growing Arabisation? The Muslim ministers should be sacked and the ministry of Muslim Affairs closed down. Same for the Christian ministers, the ministry of Christian Affairs and their church planting activities. The Ministry of Hindu Affairs should be enlarged and supported. Hinduism is native to this country. I don’t expect anyone to agree. In any case I fear it is far too late.

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      The building of any more Mosques, Kovils, Churches and Temples should be stopped immediately. There are enough of them already and incessant preaching of various religious dogmas. But the country has not become any better. During Eelam wars some churches were found to have explosives. The mosques have been found to have boxes of swords and long knives – surely you don’t need 50 knives to cut grass or bushes.
      Such money must be used to build community centers equipped with a gym, library and full FREE internet access.

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    Lanka Perera, please be fair; do not pour oil on burning fire. Educated people like you who can write good English have a massive responsibility to buildup this country. Some corrupted media and opportunistic politicians and some other with professional jealousy encourage this kind of behaviour. There was no female police present in the scene. I can post the video if you would like to watch it. It is an utter lie by some corrupted media and politicians. Some media even published news that these teachers were wearing burqa. No one was wearing Burga. What is the right they have to ask these teachers with hijab/abaya to come with only sarees? These Muslim teachers even volunteered and asked those present to check and let them in, but the response from those idiots was that bomb might explore while checking them. When the male policeman also suggested to check them and let them in; but those idiots from SDS did not agree for that. Please be fair in the interests of humanity and our mother nation. You are not going to achieve anything by writing like this with false information but you are committing big harm like the Easter Sunday terrorists to the country and Sri Lankan communities.

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    “Global links too are very different. The LTTE and its ideology were home grown; the role of Tamil Nadu minimal, support in the diaspora was from Tamils who had fled or immigrated.”
    ——–
    KD conveniently forget the role played by Indira, Rajiv, RAW in promoting LTTE terrorists. Now there is a strong belief that the killing of soldiers that triggered ethnic conflict in 1983 was the work of outsiders using the ‘Boys’. Apparently, the backslash had been well planned with names and places to be attacked. Time will reveal the culprits behind ‘Black July’ that tarnished the image of Sinhala Buddhists and destabilized the country.
    Who and where training camps were run for LTTE terrorists? Who provided arms to fight against the Sri Lankan Armed Forces for 30 years? Did all those arms fell from the sky?
    ——–
    LTTE survived because of the support received from outside.
    ——–
    The tigress Adel Balasingham still live in UK with the blessings of UK Government.

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    Muslims must rethink this backward and chauvinistic philosophy.

    For example if you die for the religion (like how LTTE guys died for their chief) you go to heaven and are gifted 6 dozen virgins .

    Can the virgins say no ? Even if they have to sleep with a repulsive guy like Saharan must they submit ?

    What do women feel about such a philosophy ? Are they just some chattel ?

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      Kebab, they misread the texts. They thought it was 72 virgins but it was actually 72 raisins.

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      How does any religion consider women?

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      Kebab,

      This is ignorance. No Muslim believes this.

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        MYM S, aren’t IS men queuing to buy teenage Yazidi sex slaves?

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    To the dutiful Muslim :
    **********************

    So it came to pass,
    +
    In the annals of Human History
    +
    THE WORD (that was not made flesh)
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    Thus Evolved and Evolved ; Obsessed and Fixated
    +
    Was Imprinted and Type-set,

    Onto the fragility of the Human Soul
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    Till all bowed down to the worship of the Heavenly Singularity
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    Earthly desires and fancies no more
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    All blown up to the jealous god of Wrath and Inaccessibility
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    Till all natural existence, existed no more (even the grass of the fields).
    +
    Oh come oh Saviors come,
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    (Even thou TRUMP, GOTABAYA, DUTERTE)
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    Emerge in such FULL FORE,
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    Whip out the Curse!
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    Stamp out the Blight!
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    Remove from us, this Evolutionary Scourge!

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    I warned this RW government right after it survived the constitutional coup that the next ploy of the opposition would be to unleash the military muscle and then plant this militarized Trojan horse to gain power. Since the RanilW and most of his cabinet are spineless, they must have thought I was a joker. Of course, I do joke because this entire Yahapalanaya cabinet is a joke. Matter of fact, I had a sixth sense that some kind of violence would be unleashed. I suspected that this kind of attack to come right after Gotabay’s court cases were initiated in California. Furthermore, I expected this kind of attack to have come either from organized group like the drug cartel or from the Ava group. But I least expected this scale of a Jihadi suicide attack. What is so sad about this attack is that its was preventable after we missed all the warnings. Ii is obvious now that those internally conspired and gave the green light for this act to happened. As the truth unravels, it will soon be obvious as to those in charge of the intelligence apparatus, and those who command national security that those behind these attacks are also a group of political scoundrels that financially influenced these attacks. This axis of evil is comprised of Sirisena, Mahinda -Gotabaya-Basil. It is these hoodlum thieves that nourished these Jihadists and gave them fuel and all the ammo for this psychopathic cult to thrive. The ‘jaathwadaya’ after ‘jaathiwadaya’ that were perpetrated on the Muslim community also was a catalyst for a community at the receiving end to strike back at us. Overall Prof. David, I suggest to add one more grave to Confucius’s count. The third grave is for the entire country. The country is on its way to a crematorium.

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    Nothing has leaked out of thick skull of Prof,Kumar head anything his mother tried put in. He kept it all for about 80 years to ferment in the steel tank and now just releasing out his own version of Jenova’s Witness to Muslims parents. Muslims parents seems to doing better job than Sinhala-Tamil parents because Muslim kids’ school performance is better than other two communities. He is not ready to accept that New King, Ranil, Rishard hired these guys and ran out to their vacations. Then Old King went to Kochchikade to have confirmed his voter base will be improved. This the continuation of LG election Ranil planned on UNHRC oral presentation and October Revolution to hand over his power to Old King just before March 2019. Muslim parents have no way to fix the Trio. Prof.Kumar has to rewrite the essay targeted to Sinhala Buddhist Biriyani Eating buffalos how to vote in elections. There are no Jihadies in Singapore or Swiss. But there are Muslim parents who are not waiting Prof. Kumar’s version of Jenova’s Witness consultancy. Why the one not happening in Singapore with Malay Muslims should happen in Lanakwe?

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      Mallung
      Jenova’s Witness?
      You should go easy on the drug.

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    News: “Amith Weerasinghe is hiding Swords in Mosques and then reporting to Police” – Namal Kumara. I know who is Amith. May ask Prof Kumar who is this Namal Kumara? May I know who used him to frame their murder plot? Why they two are in this ISIS attacks? They didn’t have any parents but fell down from Thambili tree?

    Why namal Kumara didn’t talk about who throw the Swords and bomb in Kali Kovil Jaffna? At least three such incidents reported. Prof. Kumar probably trying to wash cesspool water(County)?

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    Is the Abaya or Hijab hygienic ? In such hot climates will they lead to rashes ?

    If a person has a religious belief, which I presume is a matter of emotion and tradition , should he also grow beards, dress and conduct even his meals in a particular way-like soldiers have to ?

    Should not we be free to do our own individual preferences ? Do we not value our individual freedom to think and act? Why should we listen to uneducated and self serving priests and mullahs ? Isin’t it in their interest that we remain believers and even fools ?

    What has helped the Arab countries most-religion or science and technology ?

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    Lots of wishful thinking and Utopian dreams, Sugar coated words foretelling a bright future filled in this article. On the whole a feeling of a bright future obliterated my fears of the present happenings, politics and the different power players who have got their foothold on our soil.

    Keep on downplaying like this the serious situation and smoke screen the public from realizing facts.

    The thought that the Tamils and the LTTE were the root cause of all the sins of the past is well ingrained and now the Muslims and the Jihadists have been brought in for a new stage show to justify foreign powers presenting their show biz.in the Island.

    All Crimes committed against the Tamils and the LTTE have now been buried under the carpets and the question of even the much spoken ‘Accountability and peace building’ is now a thing of the Past.

    Oh God, You are Great !

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