26 June, 2019

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Tortured Sri Lankan Muslim Child Marriage Victim Dies, Police Soft-Pedals Capture Of Murderous Husband

Sri Lankan Muslim Child marriage victim, Thameem Fatheema Sharmila has died last night after being tied to a chair, poured oil and set on fire by her abusive husband last Friday.

Activist had been calling the husband to be arrested so he can face justice in courts.

“The police is yet to arrest the husband who is accused of burning a 4 months pregnant teenager alive. It is actually a double homicide.” a spokeswoman of Women’s Action Network today told Colombo Telegraph.

Sharmila a young 18 year old Muslim girl was four months pregnant and lost her baby. She is also the young mother of a 7-month old baby.

She is also a victim of forced child marriage, which is legal for Sri Lankan Muslims. She was 16 years old when was taken to the Nallanthaluwa Kodi Palli Mosque in Munthal, Puttalam and forced to marry Mohamed Imran who was 22 years old. Marrying against her will, Sharmila did not know that Imran was already married twice before and she was his third wife. She never received a marriage certificate as the nikah was not registered by the men officiating the marriage ceremony.

Writing to Colombo Telegraph yesterday, Shreen Abdul Saroor, founder member of Mannar Women’s Development Federation and Women’s Action Network said: “She faced serious physical abuse and psychological trauma after the marriage and had reached out to a colleague a month ago asking for information in obtaining a divorce via the Quazi courts, but never came back again. Later it was learnt that she also went to the police who mediated and reconciled she and her husband and sent her back to him, despite grave danger of further abuse.

“After the attempted murder of his wife, Mohamed Imran took away their 7 month-old baby threatening her that if she reported the incident as being his fault that he would harm the baby as well. Sharmila in her moments of waking consciousness was concerned only about her baby. Fortunately the baby is now safe with other family members but Mohamed Imran is on the run from the police.”

“It is unbearable to see the young lives of Sri Lankan Muslim women being destroyed because of the lack of legal protection of their rights. Sharmila was both a victim of her husband but also a victim of the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) and the Constitution, which does not (yet) protect her rights. What did this child do to deserve this fate? Was it her fault that she was born Muslim in Sri Lanka?” Shreen questioned.

“This happened because of the flawed and inadequate laws in the country specially Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act and Domestic Violence Act, growing religious fundamentalism and structures like mosques and Quazi courts playing with women’s rights and of course negligence of the police. Let’s see what the court will do?”, Shreen Abdul Saroor told Colombo Telegraph.

Her funeral will be held today morning in Thillaiyady, Puttalam.

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  • 43
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    Mohamed had set wrong example. Please stop following Mohamed now. he was a man belongs to 6th century, his preaching is not suitable to this era.

    Mohamed himself married 11 women, some of them were teenage girls (Hafza, Zaynab, Safiyya etc) and one of them were a child of 6 years old. Mohamed married all these girls at his 50s and after.
    He had sexual slaves too. (Mariyah, Ryhana etc). As long as a man like Mohamed and his religion is followed, we cannot stop such cruelty happens. Muslims have to use their brain and think about Mohamed unbiased.

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      Who is Mohammad? You mean the beloved prophet Mohammad peace and blessings be upon him? First of all you need to get your facts right. Maybe read some books. The only backwards thinking man here is you. Please do not comment on things you clearly know not much about. Also involving this case, the perpetrator here is clearly a very sick man, the police is in a way responsible and so are the family members for not saving this poor soul.

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        NO! Muhammad was a child molestor, womanizer and sexual pervert. He married 6 year old aisha to force Abu Bakr to be loyal to him when he had no other followers. He also lived off Abu Bakrs money in the mean time. YOU NEED TO READ. sTOP DEFENDING BARBARIC PRACTICES. It is not just this child, there are 1000’s if not millions of children suffering the same fate as Thamem in many of the Arab countries as well as in Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and the stan countries. As long as silly people like you have NOT READ BOOKS AND KEEP SUPPORTING YOUR SO CALLED beloved Muhammad, girls will continue to be tortured and killed in the same way.

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          YOU READ THE BOOKS FIRST! Our beloved Muhammad ( peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was the one to STOP WOMEN BEING ABUSED IN THE FIRST PLACE. His time was the barbaric time where girl child is buried alive to “save face”. His time was the time the girl child was passed from one man to another as if girls and women are their properties. Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) brought a stop to this. Islam and his teachings gave light to the babarics to stop the shameful acts. Yes Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) married 11 women but most marriages was to save those women and their children from the cruel informant men from that era. Most of those women were widowers. So EDUCATE YOURSELF FIRTS AND COMMENT. ISLAM BROUGHT WOMEN PROTECTION AND DIGNITY.

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            Hafsa really??????????? Kadija was a TWICE widowed old lady who ran her own business???? If things were so bad for women how was she so rich and supported young boy Mo for 23 years???

            Quran 4.34 “Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband’s] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance – [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand.””

            He stopped them from being Murdered to be hammered instead! I would rather die that be beaten by a so-called rapist husband who I have to share with 100’s of other sex slaves and wives!

            Quran” 66:5 Perhaps his Lord, if he divorced you [all], would substitute for him wives better than you – submitting [to Allah ], believing, devoutly obedient, repentant, worshipping, and traveling – [ones] previously married and virgins.

            What business does your so-called imaginary friend have threatening the wives who are upset and sick and tired of Mo bringing in more sex slaves??? What business does he have?? He had the whole world to take care of of, but he seemed more interested in Muhammad’s sex life than anything else!!!!

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        either you are stupid, or assume rest of us as stupid to trust your lies on this comment and trust Mohammad.

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        S, don’t try to white wash something. Go and study about the life of Mohamed from the authentic sources of Islam, then read Al Raheek. Mohamed married 11 women, one of them, Ayisha was only 6 years at the time of marriage, Mohamed was 53. Mohamed had sex slaves, if you don’t know, please read Buhari, Muslim, Aboodawood, Thirmizi etc and find the truth abput Mohamed. Quran itself promote the Muslim men marrying pre-pubescent girls (Before they become big girls) not only allow man to marry, but also has set the rules to divorce them. What a sick religion it could be?

        وَٱلَّٰٓـِٔى يَئِسْنَ مِنَ ٱلْمَحِيضِ مِن نِّسَآئِكُمْ إِنِ ٱرْتَبْتُمْ فَعِدَّتُهُنَّ ثَلَٰثَةُ أَشْهُرٍ وَٱلَّٰٓـِٔى لَمْ يَحِضْنَ ۚ وَأُو۟لَٰتُ ٱلْأَحْمَالِ أَجَلُهُنَّ أَن يَضَعْنَ حَمْلَهُنَّ ۚ وَمَن يَتَّقِ ٱللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّهُۥ مِنْ أَمْرِهِۦ يُسْرًا

        Read the above (65:4)

        It says, “As for those of your women who have reached menopause, if you have any doubts, their term shall be three months—and also for those who have not yet menstruated. As for those who are pregnant, their term shall be until they have delivered. Whoever fears God—He will make things easy for him.”

        See, it says “those who have not yet menstruated.”. This is hiw Mohamed married 6y old baby Ayisha.

        If you have a brain and can use it, please leave Islam like I have done.

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          OMG! You are so lost.

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      I am waiting for the rambles of Izeth Hussain, and rest to come out with their usual Islamophobic arguments and blame this on the Zionist, Christian fundamentalist, hindus and the rest. Never look within to see the crimes justified under religion falsely. But blames the rest

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      Did you use your brain before commenting?

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      You blame the wrong person for this. The Prophet Mohamed lived centuries ago, and their were no governmental laws to follow, only cultural norms.
      Stop making the Prophet to be some pervert. Girls were given in marriage a a very young age, and were mothers before the teens.
      Even Mary was supposed to b 12-14 years when she was betrothed to Joseph and gave birth to Jesus. Many of the Abrahamic Prophets had multiple wives, again the signs of those times. You are obviously ignorant of who the Prophet was, and unaware that he lives during times of violent wars. I doubt you are an ex Muslim, it seems you did not know the religion that well, and did not research enough to make a sensible comment.
      What happened to this poor girl is disgusting, and in our modern times very unacceptable. Therefore all these primitive rules that belong to the stone age must be changed, so that these girls are protected. This criminal man responsible MUST be arrested and face a court of law, and given a harsh sentence as a deterrent to others.

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    child marriages must stop from today.Muslims who want to have it can go live in saudi,not here.

    what do they mean he is on the run.Why run when our lethargic police are not even chasing him.

    Once he is caught next year,they must tie him to a chair and set fire to him.Iam a firm believer in the perpetrator undergoing the same pain as the victim.

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    Make Muslim marriages illegal in Sri Lanka IMMEDIATELY!!! If a Muslim wants to get married, then go to Arab, get married, and stay there. If a Muslim wants to get married in Sri Lanka, then become an Ex-Muslim,and then get married. In this piece of news, Muslim man seems to have the full Muslim package; he married a child bride, he has multiple wives, he tortures his wives, he is a devoted Muslim, etc.

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    “Fortunately the baby is now safe with other family members but Mohamed Imran is on the run from the police.”

    What does this means? the other family is opposing the MMDA? Just wrong a reporting man.

    What happened to the Puttalam girl was beaten up in the mosque? If Yahapalanaya ministers’ blood money can be paid off, anybody can escape from any crime! That is the truth!

    Thalk! Thalk! Thalk!. Get the hell out of here. All Tamil idiots could not stop GSP+ because they got their secret solution at the end of 2016.

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    CT Editor – the new format sucks. it is not possible to space paragraphs and the message posted loses its significance and focus and emphasis.

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      “CT Editor – the new format sucks. it is not possible to space paragraphs and the message posted loses its significance and focus and emphasis..”————Yes.————————–CT Editor – the new format sucks. it is not possible to space paragraphs and the message posted loses its significance and focus and emphasis.. Yes it sucks—————————————————————————————

      CT Editor – the new format sucks. it is not possible to space paragraphs and the message posted loses its significance and focus and emphasis.. Yes it sucks———————————————————————————————————–

      Besides, the Ads are all over the place, and slowly, readership will decline..————Bulls make money, Bears makes money, and the Pigs set slaughtered.

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        Amarasiri – Thank you. How about other CT readers – please voice your protest

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      CT,

      Yes, the new so-called format is terrible. Even commas turn up at the start of a sentence. The spell-checker seems to be missing. Or does this format work only on mobiles?

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    where are the Muslim scholars and commentators who were promoting child marriage and under age sex? why are they not condemning this brutal act on the day of remembrance of war heroes . You guys are cowards.

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    If Gnanasra thero makes public aware of Muslim invasion of Buddhist archeological site or any other Muslim shenanigan, following day, Muslims will publish photos of mosques with few pieces of broken roof tiles on mosque door step all over internet to FRAME WRONGLY Gnanasaro thero and BBS. ————————————————————————————————————————————
    Who stopped the investigations of Badudeen’s massive corruptions ? ————————————————————————————————————————————
    Recently, Muslims claimed that there shop were vandalized. Where are the reports of investigations? Which Muslim politician(s) has the power to stop the investigations? – The truth about all these incidences are that they are all inside jobs to FRAME WRONGLY Gnanasaro thero and BBS.

    The truth about all these incidences is, they are all inside jobs to

  • 28
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    Ban all child marriages. Muslims should not be the exception. This is barbaric. I’m ashamed as a Muslim first and as a woman. On behalf of the Muslim community I apologize for making a bad name for Srilanka.

  • 13
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    This man is obviously guilty of murder. Who is protecting him, and why?

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    Literal interpretations of ancient holy books written at a time when civilization was almost non existent is the root cause of religious fundamentalism. These books are flawed no matter who they claim the author was. Those that try to drag society back into the stone age just because of what is said in the stupid book must be condemned and banned from carrying out their vicious little schemes preying on the ignorance of the poor and the less fortunate. Religion must evolve with time and adjust to moral and ethical norms and human rights. Those that stand against the abolishing of the MMDA are not credible and don’t deserve to be taken seriously. They need to be condemned and banned from voicing their opinion because it is immoral and a violation of basic human rights.

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    [Edited out] Please avoid typing all capitalized comments – CT

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    Clearly in Sri Lanka , the law does not apply to all citizens equally . Votes and petrodollars
    determine policy and law enforcement.

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    Dear Sri Lankan Cirizens;——————————————————————————————-

    “Sri Lankan Muslim Child marriage victim, Thameem Fatheema Sharmila has died last night after being tied to a chair, poured oil and set on fire by her abusive husband last Friday.”—————

    “Activist had been calling the husband to be arrested so he can face justice in courts.”——————
    If the State i.e the Police do nor arrest and file charges of homicide against the the so-called Husband per MMDA, it is time the Sro Lalan Citizens take the Law into their own hands , and offer justice.————————————————————————————————-
    In addition, those Ulama who are behind this crime must be prosecuted as well.

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    This is disgraceful and should be stopped and the laws changed immediately. . And saying this IS NOT BEING RACIST..it’s BEING HUMANE!!!

    Wake up Sri-Lanka..especially other Muslims! Put your foot down and say enough is enough!

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    Our hearts go to Thameem Fatheema Sharmila. The tragedy shows how archaic and defective Lankan Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) is. Muhamed Imran was 22 years and Thameem Fatheema Sharmila 16 when the marriage took place 2 years back. One may even suggest that this aged pair marriage also takes place among “other” Lankans. The difference is Muhamed Imran has gone through two marriages already. This is possible only among Lankan Muslims. At the age when “other” Lankan youths talked cricket Muhamed Imran was being taught (by Muftis?) how to divorce. Is there a 22 year old “other” Lankan who has experienced two previous marriages before the third one? We must lend our support to Shreen Abdul Saroor in her endeavor to modernize MMDA. Unfortunately the Lankan Muslim MPs are not supporting her. Muhamed Imran is a danger to society and Puttalam police must apprehend and prosecute him.

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    There surely are three aspects to this shocking story.

    The first is that there should be a judicial system that goes in to action whenever serious crimes take place without it being necessary for activists to highlight such happenings. Instead, we have the police going after the vulnerable in the hope of showing that they are present and doing things.

    Secondly, there is a very real need to emphasise that from the time a child is born that child has certain inalienable rights. This is true of what happens worldwide, but in our country it is the duty of the state to protect children especially. Thank you Shreen Saroor for having had the courage to highlight this incident. It is said that this young lady was forced in to marriage at the age of 16, and that the not so old (but probably, rich) man already had two wives. One wonders how the other wives were treated. These maiiages are actually LEGAL! This just shouldn’t be! Muslim MMDA has to be revised so that even if there are special laws for this community, the provisions ought to be as close as possible to what applied to all other citizens of Sri Lanka.

    Thirdly, there is, unfortunately, a political aspect to this which we must recognise. Islamophobia is sweeping the World. Too many will agitate on this issue because they want to have something with which to whip all Muslims. This, obviously should not be; what is tragic is that to be born Muslim girl is to know that there is a high probability of being forced into early marriage, sans proper education, and thereafter become a child-producing machine. So we have the death of a poor girl who was not able to live a life.

    It is impossible for me to feel the horror of such stories as much as I should, but we’ve got to get all these things investigated, and the murderer, in this instance, brought to justice – and don’t forget to also punish others less directly involved in this tragedy.

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    Domestic violence are rampant in Sri Lankan society,It’s not just because of under age marriage(its one reason),but there are lots of reasons,such as drug/liquor addiction,lack of knowledge, male oriented family system etc.

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    If the CT editorial team is reading …….. First of let me say that your new format really sucks. I don’t know why you had to meddle with a web-page presentation that was already perfect. I am sure like many others, I don’t feel like visiting CT …… unlike before where it was my favourite place to read the opinions of fellow Lankans.

    Having said that,

    This is a very sad unfortunate incident. I think it is the responsibility of the government to come up with a set of rules to protect all citizens of the country, especially these young poor vulnerable girls – irrespective of their religion/ethnicity. Any other religious/cultural laws/customs should be subservient to the laws of the country. I hope, like here, the Muslim ladies themselves will fight for their own rights/fair-treatment ……… and power to them.

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      nimal Fernando ———————————————————————————-

      “If the CT editorial team is reading …….. First of let me say that your new format really sucks. I don’t know why you had to meddle with a web-page presentation that was already perfect. I am sure like many others, I don’t feel like visiting CT …”———————Amarasir seconds your motion, @CT your new format really sucks! Yes, sucks! In addition , Amrasiri wonders if the CT was invaded by those with Average IQ’s of 79, which Sri Lanka seems to have ample, given the berserk Monks, and Politicians running amok in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho these days!

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        I agree . The only good thing I see is that the “Home ” tab is at the top of the page regardless of where you are on the page.
        But on the whole, crappy.

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    if it was someone else who did this, I wonder if his religion would be pulled and branded Christian, Buddhist or Tamil! The man is clearly deranged and is a psychopath. Torturing and commuting suicide (e.g. Suicide bombers) are explicitly against Islam. To call these people Muslims is an insult.

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      A “Christian, Buddhist or Tamil” cannot marry an underage girl as the law does not allow it. Only Muslims can marry a 16 year old under the MMDA.

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      Kareema.h

      Don’t bury your head in the sand and ignore. If it barks then it is a dog not a cat. This act was committed by a muslim on another human who is also a muslim. Why because of the flawed and the Husband is the all supreme according to that law.

      Muslim law must be banned. If this Criminal was to appear under Mulim sharia law court he would justify the crime and be released, as we have seen many cases in extreme muslim nations. Such as Saudi as one eg.

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        Even under Islamic law, there is no way he can escape.

        In each law, there are loopholes. You think Srilankan Law is 100% is accurate. How many murderers and Drug dealers roaming freely in Srilanka.

        Just because you have the freedom to express .dont talk without thinking.

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          @Srilankan.. ‘Even under Islamic law, there is no way he can escape’ yes pigs are flying as we speak.

          There is ample evidence to contradict each of your statements with facts. Both In Saudi and Radical Islamic Law practicing nations. And the cases here as you have tried so badly to point out.

          And just have to see the rest of the comments here like yourself no doubt made my muslim men trying their best to justify this vile actions against a baby. Another fact.

          Nothing to do with the religion of Islam. But the Sharia law and interpretations left to a backward barbaric mindset that wont hold the perps accountable.

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      Kareema, you better study the whole scenario. Only Muslims can marry more than one wives here in SL and only Muslims can marry a minor girl. Your beloved prophet had set example to that. He had married 6y old Ayisha, when he was 53, what a pedophile he could be? How can a man like him be a prophet and how can the teachings of him can be followed in this civilised era?

      If you have brain and you can use it, please leave Islam like I have done.

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        Without Knowing the full story of Prophet just don’t come to conclusion.

        For your reference Buddha, Jesus and joseph married at the age of 16-18 . So are you calling them also Pedphile ?

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    This is a tragedy, yes, a most brutal and savage one, I cannot even fathom the extent of it, my senses are on fire. Personally I would wishing nothing but the the worse for Imran.

    Now to address the Elephant in the room.

    The comments section is filled with Anti-Muslim rhetoric and blaming the whole on the MMDA as if it was done

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    Being a Muslim First I condemn this inhuman act which is purely against Islam and againstany other any religion in the world . Here the issue is the person who married is a culprit. He has married young girl with his cunning attitude. How can you blame a religion for this ? If you are challenging Islamic law to be changed first thing you have to study that law fully and give your comments .
    How can you recommend to change a law without studying it ?? Therefore I a really appreactinh the people to go back and study Islamic law and to give your comments. You will not get any insight at surface level.

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      A Law is not for itself. It is for the people living under its jurisdiction, irrelevant of Man or Woman. A law should not be passed with words “Man, Woman” to separate them by gender and apply different jurisdiction. Under that circumstances, specially under a multicultural society Like Ceylon, the word “Islamic Law” is unimaginable. There is no space for MMDA at all. Any law passed in Lankawe parliament should be open to discussion and correction, including the constitution. Further law should protect the weak. Should not waste money and resources to pamper anybody. When the Family laws in Lankawe is accepted as fair, then there is no need for MMDA. If part of the Family is flawed, then that has to be fixed, but not to introduced a completely flawed MMDA with explicit ill will to divide communities. When the societies out in the world have advanced a lot, Lankawe, should not keep alive this divisive law in a community to implement its racial policies. When we oppose privileges status to Buddhism, we can cannot play game accepting Islam having a privileged status. The privileged status of Islam and Buddhism must go all together and country should use only secular laws.

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    May that poor child rest in peace. I mean, this is the consequence of men wanting to marry females who are not fully women yet. These kinds of men find it difficult to relate to normal women (probably gay) , and so try different variations of women through the age factor. However, they cannot find satisfaction and then become murderous torturers. The religion then can’t be a good one if this high probability was not taken into account for.

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    Is there a powerful Muslim minister and or his brother shielding this brutal man?
    This brute (according to the reported news/information) has to be brought before the rule of law and punished accordingly.
    Noor Nizam – Convener “The Muslim Voice”.

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      They will say that as she refused to have relations with the husband,

      he had a right to pour kerosene over her and burn her – Sharia law.

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        Then how did she become pregnant.Stupid sense.

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          Against her will.

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    There are some idiots who blames the religion for someone faults.There was a case few months ago that the Buddhism following father has raped his 8 yr old daughter along with his own brother in law.
    Buddha has to be blame for that.Use your common sense .

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      That part of the religions stands out to be blamed. “Everyone equal” is modern day principle and laws have to drawn to reflect that.

      I understand it was DS’s technique to divide and rule. But the religion did not oppose DS dividing the communities with MMDA.

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        ramona fernando:

        “Buddha certainly never prescribed incest and pedophilia as a solution to inconvenient male feelings, “

        Yes, that is the problem with the Abrahamic religions, they do not recognize gender equality. With the exception of the Virgin Mary, all of their prophets, artwork, architectural styles, rituals, etc. favor men. That is rather ironic, considering that the “pagan” origins of these religions were much more balanced. Furthermore, these “pagan” practitioners, such as the Romans and even ancient Hindus, took a much more liberal approach to sexuality. Lust is a normal human behavior, forcing women to wear bags on the head is not the solution. Minimizing interaction between men and women is not the answer either, as this creates a different kind of “lust”, homosexuality.

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          Lester : Agreed! However, Christianity is given vast leverage to evolve with the times.

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          ramona fernando:

          Yes, the Christian West has made some progress. Once they embraced science (rational way of thinking). Let us not forget the women like Joan of Arc who were burned at the stake. In Islam, they are just war booty. We in the East have always celebrated women, it is their in our temples, literature, artwork, etc.

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            Ooh……I’m not to sure of that Lester! Joan of Arc was considered a war-radical. Also as she heard voices from above (or was schizophrenic), she was considered to be a witch. To the French side, she was a saint. Nothing to do with sex however. But the Hindus sure burned their widows alive. Actually, this wife burning thing is not a thing a Middle Eastern Muslim would do. But it is rampant amongst the Indian Muslims. They learned it from the Hindu men and mother-on-laws who pour kerosene on their poor young females and burn them alive. Happens all the time in India. It’s an Indian cultural thing.

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              too*

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              mother-in-laws*

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            Ramona Fernando:

            Correct, she was burned at the stake for witchcraft.

            “But the Hindus sure burned their widows alive.”

            The widow burns herself alive, it is a voluntary act, though she is encouraged to by other relatives. This is actually an act of devotion that goes back to “Ramayana”, when Sati burns herself.

            You are right, this practice didn’t come from the Middle East. It is difficult (mentally) to perform such an act. It is the ultimate act of peaceful, non-violent protest. Many Tibetan monks (over 100) have done it.

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              Nooo….there’s no peaceful non-violent protest in burning widows alive. It is horrific torture, where widows were thrown into the flames to fulfill Hindu ecclesiastical euphoria…..with rampant psychedelic drugs growing on their soil, anything and everything becomes devotional.

              Sati was a deranged and abnormal woman, who lacked the normal perception of individuality and completeness. She thus found it impossible to live without her spouse. After Sati, the rest of the Hindoo world took their chance to throw normal women, of sound mental health, into the flames to collect their gold, whist watching the enrapturing burning….quite sick.

              Now Tibetan monks on the other hand, protest real life issues like the torture and killing of animals. After much meditation and acceptance, they set themselves on fire

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      Islam prescribes the marrying of underage females if ever the feelings of lust should arise towards an underage female. And if the feeling is not reciprocated, then the woman is at fault. Indeed, no other culture and religion has this concept for male satisfaction. Buddha certainly never prescribed incest and pedophilia as a solution to inconvenient male feelings, If this does happen, the man is placed at grievous fault. Why are people protecting that man btw?

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    This news item is fals, there is no any place mentioned and no officers name or no hospital… where she from..? where she dei? ….this whole thing is about blaming muslim marriage act. i am not a fan of that marriage act but anyway news is fals.

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    Firstly, Non of the religions in the world has set the minimum age of marriage. It’s the law of the country that has set the minimum age of marriage. As a Sri Lankan Muslim I accept that we Muslims in Sri Lanka have to adhere to Srilankan Law since it is not violating any of the islamic teachings.

    Islam says it is a must to get permission from both the men and women to get married. it never promotes underage marriage or it is not a must in Islam.

    If we look into this incident, the father of the girl must be very poor hence he would have agreed to give his daughter to this culprit without knowing about him. This culprit would have a Muslim name but may not be living in Islamic way.

    Just because one person misused the religion and did a bad thing. don’t fall into assumptions and blame the whole religion. As educated community dig deep and find the truth.

    No one has the right to criticise anything unless they have 100% knowledge about it.

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      Sri lankan muslim, the pig:

      Here we are talking about the death of a young woman in the hands of a barbarian husband. Not about the age of the marriag or the religion.

      So, talk what is reasonable.

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        Jimsoftly, [Edited out] : read previous comments. I replied to their comments.

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    Majority of Muslims, may be even 100% of Muslims are not aware of the fact that they are completely brainwashed from their infancy to believe in Prophet Mohamed, Quran and Allah. Prophet Mohamed is their one and only role model. This is the plain truth.

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    May this young child RIP. The Mufthi and all their associates deserves to be questioned and charged for their practices and preaching. In this case belief is not a issue and of any legal value. It has to be regarded a murder trial and they should be held responsible for declaring a practice which caused this death.They should be sentenced for this murder and it should set as a precedent that for any religion based killings the religious leaders should to be held responsible.

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