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Understanding Islamic Terrorism

By Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

Understanding Islamic Terrorism – II

Emmanuel Todd is a French political scientist of Jewish origin. He had his original training as a demographer and historian and turned later to political science. A fascinating book by him on the influence of family systems on European politics established him, in my view, as an original thinker in the field of political science. He shot to international fame after a book published in 1976 in which he predicted the forthcoming demise of Soviet communism. The only other writer to make a like prediction was Daniel Moynihan, one-time US Permanent Representative to the UN. I am basing my material for this part of my article on Todd’s 2002 book, the title of which in literal translation reads After Empire, in which he predicted the forthcoming demise of American imperialism. For some years after 2002 his prediction seemed premature but not now. The recent triumphal visit of the Chinese Prime Minister to Britain is seen as inaugurating a new era in international relations. It is an era in which the US is no longer the top dog of the world.

As far as my knowledge goes, Todd is the only political scientist to provide a convincing explanation of Islamic terrorism. The usual explanation is that violence is integral to Islam as it is a religion of the sword. That leads to Samuel Huntington’s theory of the clash of civilisations, which seems to be the paradigm within which most people understand Islamic terrorism today. The world of Islam is seen as challenging the West. A little reflection on the part of the reader – I mean the unprejudiced reader – and a consideration of just a few facts will convince him that the notion of the world of Islam challenging the West is an utterly bizarre one. The world of Islam in the Middle East has been tearing itself to pieces and parts of it have been whacked to pieces by the West. The terrorist bombings in Paris were in retaliation for French bombings of the IS, not part of a project to conquer the West. Terrorism remains what it has always been: the resort of the weak, not of the strong. The notion that we are witnessing a clash of civilisations is the product of Islamophobic idiocy.

I will now expound Todd’s thesis on Islamic terrorism rather broadly without going into much detail. The first chapter of his book After Empire is entitled The Myth of universal terrorism. His argument is that American power has been in steep decline and the American Empire is on the way to its demise. The US therefore cannot take on any big power, any power with significant military strength in military conflict. In this situation it needs to show that it is still a super power. Therefore it pounces on a militarily insignificant country such as Iraq. And it has created the myth of universal terrorism to show that the US has a role as the world’s top cop. Todd’s argument is certainly supported by the facts. If you look at the wide wide world there are just a few spots in it where terrorism is a serious problem. In an article published recently in the Island Gwynne Dyer points out that during the last fourteen years only sixteen have been killed in the US by Islamic terrorists, in no more than two incidents, averaging just two per year. Therefore it is absurd to talk of universal terrorism, and it is also absurd to talk of Islamic terrorism as an expression of Islam’s challenge to the West.

Todd’s basic argument is as follows. The transition to modernity usually, though not invariably, involves violence. The transition process has two stages, one cultural and the other demographic. The cultural process means the spread of literacy. The most important factor is the spread of literacy among females which usually takes place sometime after the spread of literacy among males. It is the most important factor because female literacy inaugurates the demographic stage with a lowering of the birth rate. The transition process is complete when the population stabilizes with a low birth rate. According to Todd it is during the transition period that there is a turning to fundamentalism and violence. Once the process is complete the appeal of fundamentalism decreases and the violence stops. It is a world-wide process, about which Todd provides very convincing evidence from the Islamic world. I must add parenthetically at this point that the transition process is complete among the Sri Lankan Muslims as they have a very high degree of literacy and an average of two children per family – contrary to what is alleged by Islamophobic propagandists. According to Todd’s thesis therefore the prospect of Islamic fundamentalism turning violent here is very remote or non-existent.

I will now quote Todd on what he calls “the crisis of transition”. – “Progress is not, as the thinkers of the Enlightenment believed, a linear ascent, happy and easy in every way. The tearing away from traditional life, from the equilibrium provided by routine in preliterate societies, with their high fertility and high mortality, produces in the early stage, paradoxically, almost as much disorientation and suffering as hope and enrichment, Very often, perhaps even in a majority of cases, a mental and cultural wrenching away accompanies a crisis of transition. The destabilization of people results in violent social and political behavior. The ascent to modernity of the mind is frequently accompanied by ideological violence”. The explanation of the transition to modernity is more or less the same as the one given by Karen Armstrong, and is probably the standard explanation today, except that Todd places a much stronger emphasis on violence as part of the process.

Todd continues that the crisis of transition did not take place for the first time in the third world but in Europe. Most of the nations that today are so peaceful went through a phase of ideological fervor and brutal and bloody politics. There were violent transitions through the revolutions in France and Russia and the coming to power of the Nazis in Germany. The English who seem so reasonable and pragmatic had the first national revolution in Europe through a civil war which led to the decapitation of the King in 1649. Significantly the English had precociously a high level of literacy, and religion played a big part in the Puritan Revolution. “The jihad in the name of Allah of recent years is not, in all its dimensions, of a different nature. If it is far from being liberal, it nevertheless represents, fundamentally, not a regression but a crisis of transition. The violence and the religious frenzy are only temporary”.

Todd gives an exemplary importance to the Iranian Revolution of 1979. A religious revolution chased the King away. There followed two decades of ideological excess and bloody struggle. But it was a high degree of literacy that propelled the Iranian masses and modernized their minds. The lowering of the birth rate took place shortly after Khomeini came to power. “The ideological struggles expressed in the language of Shiite Islam are inaccessible to Europeans bred in the Christian tradition; nevertheless they make no less sense than the struggles between Protestant sects in the époque of Cromwell. The denunciation of injustice in the world in Shiite theology implies a revolutionary potential, just as much as the original Protestant metaphysic perceived man and the world as corrupt. Luther, and even more Calvin, those ayatollahs of the sixteenth century, have contributed to the birth of a regenerated and pure society – America, the child of religious exaltation just as much as modern Iran”.

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    Izeth Hussain

    RE: Understanding Islamic Terrorism – II

    “As far as my knowledge goes, Todd is the only political scientist to provide a convincing explanation of Islamic terrorism. The usual explanation is that violence is integral to Islam as it is a religion of the sword. That leads to Samuel Huntington’s theory of the clash of civilisations, which seems to be the paradigm within which most people understand Islamic terrorism today. The world of Islam is seen as challenging the West. A little reflection on the part of the reader – I mean the unprejudiced reader – and a consideration of just a few facts will convince him that the notion of the world of Islam challenging the West is an utterly bizarre one. The world of Islam in the Middle East has been tearing itself to pieces and parts of it have been whacked to pieces by the West. The terrorist bombings in Paris were in retaliation for French bombings of the IS, not part of a project to conquer the West. Terrorism remains what it has always been: the resort of the weak, not of the strong. The notion that we are witnessing a clash of civilisations is the product of Islamophobic idiocy.”

    “I will now expound Todd’s thesis on Islamic terrorism rather broadly without going into much detail.”

    “I must add parenthetically at this point that the transition process is complete among the Sri Lankan Muslims as they have a very high degree of literacy and an average of two children per family – contrary to what is alleged by Islamophobic propagandists. According to Todd’s thesis therefore the prospect of Islamic fundamentalism turning violent here is very remote or non-existent.”

    Thanks for your thoughts. Is the root of Islamic Terrorism, the Devil, satan, Iblis? If so who are the Iblis followers? The Wahhabi and their Clones?

    However, they could be brainwashed. That is where the Muslim intellectuals come in to protect the Muslims from the Iblis, Devil following Wahhabis and their clones.

    Q.1. Is it Islamic Terrorism or resistance to Western Imperialism and colonization?

    Q.2. How Did Islam expand? By Arab Imperialism and Colonization followed by conversion?

    Q3. What did the Quran of the Meccann Period Say- The Meccan Quran? Peaceful?

    Q.4. What did the Quran of the Medina Period Say- The Medina Quran? Violent in order to survive?

    Q 5. What Did the Hadith Say? Peaceful and Violent? It is about Prophet Mohamed and his Sunnah?

    The Islamic World was Divided into Muslims and Non-Muslims.The House pf Believers and House of non-Believers ( House of War), based on the Medina Period and later expansion.

    Was it based on Allah or based on Iblis, Satan? Was it the war against Iblis, Satan?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil_(Islam)

    The Devil in Islamic theology

    According to The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, shaytan is used in the Quran in the singular, and the plural shayatin often interchangeably with Iblis, who is “considered to be a particular shaytan.”[9]

    According to basic Islamic teachings, God revealed the creation of three intelligent species: angels (malāʾikah), demons (jinn), and humans (basher), of which the latter two have been granted free will to choose between good and evil,[10][11] and the Quran states that there is other creation beyond human knowledge “and He has created (other) things of which we have no knowledge.”[12]

    The angels, being creatures of pure reason without lower animal desires, do not sin. When God created Adam, he commanded all the angels and Iblis (whose high rank allowed him to worship Allah with the angels) to prostrate to Adam.[1] All the angels did so, but Iblis refused, and was deprived of Allah’s Mercy because of his arrogant disobedience.[13] For this God cast him out of Jannah (paradise), and intended to punish him. Iblis begged God to delay the punishment until Yawm al-Qiyāmah (Last Judgment), and his request was granted.[14]

    It is We Who created you and gave you shape; then We bade the angels prostrate to Adam, and they prostrate; not so Iblis; He refused to be of those who prostrate.
    (Allah) said: “What prevented thee from prostrating when I commanded thee?” He said: “I am better than he: Thou didst create me from fire, and him from clay.”

    — Quran, sura 7 (Al-A’raf) ayat 11-12[15]

    Iblis was proud and considered himself superior to Adam, since Adam was made from clay and Iblis from smokeless fire.[1] For this act of disobedience, God cursed him to Jahannam (Hell/Purgatory) for eternity, but gave him respite until the Day of Judgment, after Iblis requested it.[16] Iblis obtained permission from God and vowed that he would use this time to lead all men and women astray to Hell. In this way, he would prove humanity’s inferiority, and justify his act of defiance. For refusing to abide by the will of God, Iblis was cast out of Heaven, and thereafter he was called “Shaytan” (Satan).

    He said: “Give me respite till the day they are raised up.”

    (Allah) said: “Be thou among those who have respite.”

    He said: “Because thou hast thrown me out of the way, lo! I will lie in wait for them on thy straight way:
    “Then will I assault them from before them and behind them, from their right and their left: Nor wilt thou find, in most of them, gratitude (for thy mercies).”

    (Allah) said: “Get out from this, disgraced and expelled. If any of them follow thee,- Hell will I fill with you all.

    — Quran sura 7 (Al-Aʻraf), ayah 14-18[17]

    Although God grants the request, he also warns Satan that he would have no authority over his sincere ‘ubūd or ‘servants’.[13]

    “As for My servants, no authority shalt thou have over them:” Enough is thy Lord for a Disposer of affairs.

    — Quran, sura 17 (Al-Isra), ayah 65[18]
    Such individuals had previously been mentioned in the Torah and the Gospel as the Elect.

    Shaytan as a “whisperer”
    In Islamic theology, Shaytan and his minions are “whisperers”, who whisper into the hearts of humans and jinn, urging them to sin.

    The Quran provides a supplication for mankind which is effective in repelling the evil of Satan and his minions:

    Say: I seek refuge with the Lord and Cherisher of Mankind,
    The King (or Ruler) of Mankind,
    The God (or judge) of Mankind,-
    From the mischief of the Whisperer (of Evil), who withdraws (after his whisper),-
    (The same) who whispers into the hearts of Mankind,-
    Among Jinn and among men.

    — Quran, sura 114 (Al-Nas), ayat 1–6[19]

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      Izeth Hussain

      RE: Understanding Islamic Terrorism – II

      Pew Research Differ widely on Sharia.

      Poll: Islam And Muslims – Key Findings

      Donald Trumph is a Bigot, He is Maligning a People.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7ZS_3qnrzI

      Who is Fighting ISIS Salafis?

      Shia, Sunni Kurds, Sufi Muslims, Ahamedia Fight the Wahhabi ISIS.

      Secularism is the compromise. You cannot force on others.

      Not many Muslims do not know Islam, and barbarized.

      If you are an Atheist, you are Immoral, and the Muslims are bigoted.

      Stoning For adultery:

      Russia 25%

      Turkey 29%

      Pakistan 85%

      Still, it is NOT in the Quran, only in the Bible. They have been brainwashed.

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        “Not many Muslims do not know Islam, and barbarized.”

        It is confirmed here:-

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsMccnb_270

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          punchinilame

          Not many Christians do not know Christianity, and barbarized by the Church sand the Bible.

          Why Christians Convert To Islam ? Conclusive evidence Come and see

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn7rbZEWikw

          Why Christians Convert To Islam ? Conclusive evidence
          Jesus , Christianity , mary Come and see

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            Im not going to put my wife in a Hijab, Im not going to pht my daugter in a burka and Im not going to get in my all fours and praying to Mecca and you can drop dead if you don’t like it. You can shove it up your pipe. I don’t want to hear about Islam, I dont want to hear one more word about Islam. Take your religion and shove it up your behind. Im sick of you! Christian Bible has been revived several times, Jewish Bible has been revived several times, but Not the Quran thou- they still live in the seventh century. What Quran teaches you is Kill homosexuals, cut the clitoris of women,put women in dark clothing, cut off anyones head who doesn’t agree with you. WHAT KIND OF RELIGION IS THIS?? WHAT KIND OF WORLD ARE IN YOU LIVING IN WITH THAT THROW BACK DOCUMENT OF YOURS WHICH IS A BOOK OF HATE. where ever you look on the earth there’s a bomb going off or a car going up in flames and its the Muslims screaming for the blood of the Christians or Jews or anyone they hate. They say its a religion of peace, but why don’t they proove its a religion of peace. Put down that book of hate for a minute and tell us why it says on Qur’an: 8.39 “So fight them until there is nomore Fitnah (disbelief [non-Muslims]) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone) it say if you see a stranger who is not a muslim, either convert him or kill him. Qur’an: 9:5 “fight and kill the disbelievers where ever you can find them, take them captive, harrass them lie and wait and ambush them” page after page after page its about a religion that teaches you to either convert of kill, a religion that says kill homosexual, kill the Jew, kill the Christian, kill the infidel, oppress women page after page and we are supposed to sit here and listento this rubbish about the so called “Peaceful religion”.

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        Izeth Hussain RE: Understanding Islamic Terrorism – II

        The “Islamic” Terrorist are Brainwashed.

        SaUDI MUSLIM WOMAN TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT ISLAM, About Saudi Btainewashing

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7OYRknGgEc

        It is All about brainwashing, Brainwashing.

        The Ulema and Mullah have taken the upper hand.

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      zeth Hussain

      RE: Understanding Islamic Terrorism – II

      Christianity vs Islam an Atheist Point of view about Religious Terrorism

      Are All Religions the same? Are some more violent than the others?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cICzvvMaGo

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      Izeth Hussain

      RE: Understanding Islamic Terrorism – II

      If you red this, you will understand the Saudi Wahhabis Satans, Devils.

      Wahhabis are taking over Indian mosques, spending crores to grow: IB

      http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-wahhabis-are-taking-over-indian-mosques-spending-crores-to-grow-ib/20140801.htm

      Vicky Nanjappa/Rediff.com

      The Intelligence Bureau has sounded alarm bells in a secret report about the growth of radical Wahhabi ideology in India. Vicky Nanjappa/Rediff.com reports.

      First up, two aspects you should know about the Wahhabis, the strictly orthodox Sunni Muslim sect, in India.

      1. The current number of Wahhabi followers in India today stands at 18 lakh (1.8 million).

      2. The sect has generated approximately Rs 1,700 crore (Rs 17 billion) in the past three years through funds pumped in from Saudi Arabia.

      According to the Wahhabi rule book, many thousands of which are in circulation in India, its followers have to strictly adhere to the following:

      Men have to compulsorily grow beards.

      Shrines shall be forbidden.
      Every Muslim woman should wear purdah or be subject to severe punishment.
      All men should wear trousers which are above their ankles.
      Women should not be allowed to work. Exception can be made only if the family is in need.
      Men and women should not mingle together in public.
      No laughing loudly or listening to music; no dancing or watching television.
      No weeping loudly at funerals.
      Abide by the Shariat law; every offence committed shall be punishable under this law.

      The Intelligence Bureau, India’s domestic intelligence agency which has been tracking the rise of Wahhabism in the country, presents a grim picture in its report.

      ‘The silent majority of Muslims are not Wahhabi’
      IB redflags entry of Wahhabi preachers into India
      ISIS’s rise gives a boost to Wahhabism in India
      Meet the world’s most dangerous terrorist
      Deoband’s fatwas on women do more harm than good

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      Donald Trump
      Please understand islamic terrorism and let IH in your country and give him the green card.

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        Muslims and Mexicans work for him and he understands the terror more than most.
        He wants the admin to get to grips because they are the ones turning a blind eye on order.
        He said (which most media is deleting)
        Without elaborating, it said the ban would last “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”.

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          sign!..
          @didi
          you wont understand until YOU are at the receiving end of Trumps madness.

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            small minded twit. we study before we comment in our gossip column.
            you will get a di*k stand when you study family background.
            melanitrump(dot)com go fetch.

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              @didi
              You are about as smart as Trump claims himself to be!
              Pity your last refuge has to be in an insult and not a coherent rejoinder..

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                village boy unable to get the jest?.
                don’t be too smart!-what does it mean?

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                  You tell me, smart person.. (or is it country bumpkin ?)
                  Do you mean the part where trump says he also want to “do” his daughters ?

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                Hitler ate no meat, did not drink, and did not smoke.
                Trump like his beef steak, does not drink or smoke.
                What was fatty VP??

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        @ Amarasiri: I don’t know Izzeth Hussain personally, but even 35 years ago I was impressed by his writing in a fortnightly news magazine called “The Tribune”, published by a man-mountain named Amerasingham.

        I had, at that time, in my remote village, a distinguished Sinhalese neighbour, who still read Greek, having got a First Class in Classics. His only child is now married to Dr Indrajith Coomaraswamy, who is a quite well known guy.

        We used to discuss what IH was writing at the time, and I remember my late neighbour telling me that Izzeth H. was a fine man, a contemporary of his, who had read English in the University. Both had, thereafter, joined the Ceylon Civil Service, and then been Diplomats of sorts.

        I hope that this comment gives IH some pleasure. We’ve tended to beat both him and HLD Mahindapala with the same stick, but could the latter ever have written anything resembling what has been posted above? I hope that R.M.B. Senanayake, who has commented below, sees this.

        As for many others who want to hurl insults at every person who has a Muslim name, I say: A man like Izzeth Hussain has indeed had a Muslim background, but like most educated people today, he would probably be a bit of an agnostic – a very healthy thing to be! Unfortunately, in this “Land Like No Other”, although we’ve even begun to accept LGBTs as political leaders, we insist on sticking one of four religious labels on every Sri Lankan resident. A fifth religion? Impossible in Sri Lanka, although my current neighbour and closest friend is a Jew! Different nationality, though.

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          @ Sinhala_Man, T

          Also: The Amarasiri Hypothesis on Wahhabis and the Devil, and those who fight this curse.

          1. “@ Amarasiri: I don’t know Izzeth Hussain personally, but even 35 years ago I was impressed by his writing in a fortnightly news magazine called “The Tribune”, published by a man-mountain named Amerasingham.”

          2. “Izzeth H. was a fine man, a contemporary of his, who had read English in the University. Both had, thereafter, joined the Ceylon Civil Service, and then been Diplomats of sorts.”

          3.. “As for many others who want to hurl insults at every person who has a Muslim name, I say: A man like Izzeth Hussain has indeed had a Muslim background, but like most educated people today, he would probably be a bit of an agnostic – a very healthy thing to be!”

          Thank you for the above three pieces of information on Izeth Hussein.. It was clear from his writings. (HLD Mahimndapala is a shill and whitewater, to fill in the minds of the Modayas, Mootals and fools.)

          Yes, he is a thinker. However, he is constrained like all of us by the environment in which we all grew up, and the brainwashing we all were subjected to. 50 years ago, it would have been perfectly fine, and the task easier for Izeth Hussein and others to confront the Wahhabi’s and other Islamic Terrorist who follow the Devil, before Saudi Wahhabi Satan, Devil, Iblis invasion of the minds of many Muslims.

          Wahhabis do not like him, because he says what the Wahhabis are. Wahhabis do not like shia, Sufis, Ahmedia, and for that matter anubody who is not a Wahhabi.

          Amarasiri is close to Izeyh’s position on Wahhabis. Amarasiri will go one step further, and hypothesize the Wahhabi-Satan-Theology that the Wahhabis are the agents of the Devil, Satan, Iblis because the Devil, Satan does not want to be alone in Hell on judgement day, and wants mankind with free will to follow him; Only so far the Wahhabi and their clones, ISIS, Salafis, Najadis, Towheed , Taliban, Deobandi are following Satan, so that they all can be with Satan on Judgement Day.

          The Tamils do not like Izeth Hussein, because he exposes their Tamil racism towards Muslims, which manifested in the ethnic clenching of the Northern Muslims and perhaps makes a mockery of the Tamil caste discrimination.

          Muslims, especially Sri Lankan Muslims need people like Izeh Hussein and Dr. Ameer Ali to save at least the Sri Lankan Muslims from the Satan Following Wahhabi, and ALL Sri Lankans, Sinhala, Tamil, Burgher etc. should encourage such writers. Indian Muslims have similar problems with the Devil, Satan , Iblis following Wahhabis and their clones.

          They have an uphill battle fighting the Satan following Wahhabis, like the others in the Muslim in the world, fighting the Saudi Wahhabi Petrodollars.

          References:

          al-azhar cleric about wahabis/salafis

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

          Hadith of Najd

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

          Saudi Arabia pumping millions to promote Wahhabism in India

          https://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/saudi-arabia-pumping-millions-to-promote-wahhabism-in-india/

          Devil (Islam)
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil_(Islam)

          Iblis was proud and considered himself superior to Adam, since Adam was made from clay and Iblis from smokeless fire.[1] For this act of disobedience, God cursed him to Jahannam (Hell/Purgatory) for eternity, but gave him respite until the Day of Judgment, after Iblis requested it.[16] Iblis obtained permission from God and vowed that he would use this time to lead all men and women astray to Hell. In this way, he would prove humanity’s inferiority, and justify his act of defiance.[citation needed] For refusing to abide by the will of God, Iblis was cast out of Heaven, and thereafter he was called “Shaytan” (Satan).

          He said: “Give me respite till the day they are raised up.”
          (Allah) said: “Be thou among those who have respite.”
          He said: “Because thou hast thrown me out of the way, lo! I will lie in wait for them on thy straight way:
          “Then will I assault them from before them and behind them, from their right and their left: Nor wilt thou find, in most of them, gratitude (for thy mercies).”
          (Allah) said: “Get out from this, disgraced and expelled. If any of them follow thee,- Hell will I fill with you all.

          — Quran sura 7 (Al-Aʻraf), ayah 14-18[17]

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            Amarasiri – thanks for your accurate characterization of HLDM. As for your views on Wahabism and Iblis, I would say that Wahabis are Evil without knowing it.I see Evil as the gratuitous drive to harm and to destroy.The Wahabis and their clones want power so as to be able to harm and to destroy.The IS is the clearest and extreme form of that drive.The IS is certainly the companion of Iblis. But the language of religion doesn’t go down well with most readers. I therefore, as Karen Armstrong would put it, use the secular language of logos not the religious language of mythos.
            I also agree with you that Evil wants companions. The IS is certainly the companion of Iblis. I must add that I believe that many Wahabis are innocents who don’t understand that they are serving the purposes of an evil drive for power – IH

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              Izeth Hussain,

              Thanks for agreeing with my estimation HLD, well before you had your disagreements with him when we was reciting for another on-line media.

              “I would say that Wahabis are Evil without knowing it.I see Evil as the gratuitous drive to harm and to destroy.The Wahabis and their clones want power so as to be able to harm and to destroy.”

              Logos. Yes. Use the Wahhabi logos. Cite only the Quran and Hadith will work with them.. No Philosophy or reason will work with them. Revelation is above reason, even if the Earth goes around the Sun.

              Agree, but the Muslims need to be educated on the Wahhabis. They have got “Respect” because Saudi Arabia has black gold called Oil, and America and the West Needs Oil.

              However, there is problem here because the Muslims blindly listen to the Ulema and Mullahs. The Muslim Intellectual, and those with common sense who can understand Muslim history, and the Quran and Hadith should cite the reference that the Wahhabis cite to discredit them.

              Based on what is written in the Quran and Hadith, and Islamic history,there is ample evidence to Convince Muslims with Common sense for:, which the Muslim intellectuals like and Dr. Ameer Ali, should strive to :

              1. Expose Ibn Taymiah, the Mentor of Wahab, the way the Ulema in the 12th Century exposed him. Make additional claim that Ibn Taymiah was misled by Satan, Iblis.

              2. Expose Abdul Wahhab. Make additional claim that Ibn Taymiah was misled by Satan, Iblis.

              3. Say why the Ottoman Calif tried to destroy the Satan Wahhab and Saudis in 1811- 1818.

              Ottoman–Wahhabi War
              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman%E2%80%93Wahhabi_War

              The Ottoman–Wahhabi War also known as the Ottoman–Saudi War or the Ottoman-Salafi War, was fought from early 1811 to 1818, between Egypt Eyalet under the reign of Muhammad Ali Pasha (nominally under Ottoman rule) and the army of the First Saudi State. It resulted in the destruction of the First Saudi State.

              4. Expose the Saudi Wahhabis as agents of Satan. Thee are no kings and thee are no princes in Islam. Only Satan wants kings and princes, and therefore the Saudi Wahhabi are Satans.

              5. Since the Wahhabis want to kill Shia, Sufis, Ahemdia who are Muslims, and other non-Muslims, the Wahhabis are following the devil, Satan.

              So the Muslim intellectuals should always refer to Wahhabies as Wahhabis and their Clones, Salafus, Tauheed, ISIS, ISIL, Taliban, Deobandis, Boko Harams etc. to distinguish them from Muslims, and call them Iblisis, the Followers of Iblis, Satan, Shaitan, Lucifer, Mara.

              Please call a spade, a spade, if there is support.

              Support for callings the Wahhabis Iblisis, Devil Followers.

              1. Ottoman–Wahhabi War

              2. Hadith of Najd
              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadith_of_Najd

              3. al-azhar cleric about wahabis/salafis

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

              4. The Wahhabi Saudi Farce. Wahhabis are the Terrorists. ‘Islamic coalition against terrorism’: Saudi Arabia presents 34-state military block

              https://www.rt.com/news/325929-islamic-coalition-terrorism-saudi/

              Expose, expose ans Expose th t Devil following Wahhabis.

              Even in Saudi Arabia after 200 years, there are only about 8% Wahhabi.

              Expose, expose and expose.

              Save the Muslims and Non-Muslims alike from this Satanic Wahhabi Iblis curse.

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          Sinhala Man- thanks for your favorable views, particularly for your view that HLDM could never have written anything resembling my article. – IH

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        Rajash

        Hold on my buddy! Hold on!! What are saying? A bit muddled.

        Are you advising Donald Trump? What is IH? Indian High Commission? How can the IH give green card.

        Your English is going down the drain recently. Are you missing me and cursing me for not joining in G & T sessions? I got the best taste of G&T for the last two days. I will buy you one next time.

        Darling be careful when you write something that you do not fully understand. We do not want to make more enemies. We have enough.

        With love my darling.

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      Izeth Hussain

      RE: Understanding Islamic Terrorism – II

      The Basis for Islamic. Christian and Jewish Terrorism is the God Hypothesis.

      http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/lehre/pmo/eng/Dawkins-DelusionCh2.pdf

      ‘The religion of one age is the literary entertainment of the next.”
      -RALPH WALDO EMERSON

      The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant
      character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust,
      unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser;
      a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal,
      pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously
      malevolent bully. Those of us schooled from infancy in his ways can
      become desensitized to their horror. A naif blessed with the
      perspective of innocence has a clearer perception. Winston
      Churchill’s son Randolph somehow contrived to remain ignorant of
      scripture until Evelyn Waugh and a brother officer, in a vain
      attempt to keep Churchill quiet when they were posted together
      during the war, bet him he couldn’t read the entire Bible in a fortnight:
      ‘Unhappily it has not had the result we hoped. He has never
      read any of it before and is hideously excited; keeps reading
      quotations aloud “I say I bet you didn’t know this came in the
      Bible … ” or merely slapping his side & chortling “God, isn’t God
      a shit!”’16

      Thomas Jefferson – better read – was of a similar
      opinion: ‘The Christian God is a being of terrific character – cruel,
      vindictive, capricious and unjust.’

      This is the Basis for Islamic. Christian and Jewish Terrorism; the God Hypothesis.

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      Izeth Hussein,

      Understanding Islamic Terrorism

      Understanding Islamic, Christian and Jewish Terrorism, means Understanding the God Hypothesis. Atheists and Agnostics do not carry out Terrorist activities, based on belief.

      A Muslim, a Christian and a Jew, as a perquisite, must accept the God hypothesis, the Belief. Everything else follows from that.. Eben the Devil, Satan Iblis, Lucifer has to accept that.
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    US bombs Muslims not terrorism
    UK bombs Muslims not terrorism
    French bombs Muslims not terrorism
    Russia bombs Muslims not terrorism
    IS bombs France – we are with the French.
    Pathetic stance of a so called moderate Muslim.

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      Izeth Hussain

      RE: Understanding Islamic Terrorism – II

      ISIS: THE ENEMY OF ISLAM

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYedKXpb5mo

      ISIS Is NOT Islam. ISIS Terrorism is NOT Islamic Terrorism. Iy is IRIS, Wahhabi Terrorism.

      Wahhabi Terrorism is NOT Islamic Terrorism or Muslim Terrorism. It is Saudi Wahhabi Terrorism.

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      Izeth Hussain Regarding Jehan Comment above

      RE: Understanding Islamic Terrorism – II

      Question: Why do some Muslims support Daesh, ISIS?

      Saudi Wahhabi Satan-Iblis Lies.Wahhabis from Saudi Arabia and Gulf with the help of the West funded Al Nusra and ISIS, to form the second Iblis ISIS State in Syria and Iraq. The First ISIS state was Wahhabi Saudi Arabia which the Ottoman Turks fought, but was helped by the British and French to form the current Iblis-Saudi Wahhabi Arabia.

      See below Wahhabi Saudi propaganda. Spinning Wahhabi style. Is there any doubt that the Saudi Wahhabi follow Iblis, Satan? Saudi Wahhabi crocodile tears!

      15 of the 19 9/11 Terrorists were Wahhabi Saudi Arabians,

      http://saudigazette.com.sa/saudi-arabia/why-do-some-muslims-support-daesh/

      There is no doubt that Daesh (the self-proclaimed IS) belongs to the Iranian regime and helps Bashar Al-Assad’s regime. Whoever has doubts about this should think again, especially following the speech delivered by Syria’s Mufti in which he threatened Europe and America. After that speech, Daesh carried out a terrorist operation in Paris that spread terror and fear all over Europe.

      Following these threats, we expected to hear about terrorist activities in some European city. However, we did not expect to find people on social media supporting terrorist activities in Paris, people who were not members of Daesh. After reading the comments, I started to believe that there were Muslims out there who inside their hearts support Daesh.

      I am aware that some will be furious with me because of these words, but this is the bitter truth. We have to understand and recognize this truth in order to pinpoint the problems in the Arab mentality that lead Arabs to destruction and strip them of their humanity. The most important events that took place following the week of the terrorist activities were countless attacks on anyone who expressed sympathy for the victims of Paris. I noticed that some Arabs, including intellectuals and laymen, attacked anyone who sympathized with France. They considered sympathizers to be colluders who do not hesitate to suck up to the West.

      On the other hand, some Arabs expressed sympathy for what happened in France, because some of the victims were Muslims. What about the non-Muslim victims? Are they not human beings like us? Should we not feel sorry for them? This is a sad thing. Human feelings should be the same. Anyone who only sympathizes with Muslims, and disregards non-Muslims, is a person with no feelings.

      Yet, some viewed the terrorist attacks as France’s punishment for its crimes against over a million and a half Algerians. Thousands on social media supported the attacks. These people came from all social classes, all holding a grudge against France. They suggested that the innocents who were killed in Paris were the grandchildren of those French who killed Algerians, and, therefore, we should not show any sympathy for them.

      Have they forgotten that around five million Algerians live in France and enjoy the same rights as other French people without any discrimination? I think those people wanted to play down the role France played in receiving Syrian refugees and offering them a decent life. Why do some of us love to gloat and hold grudges against Western countries? How can we call someone who shows sympathy with the victims of terrorist activities in Paris a colluder or a hypocrite who loves the West?

      The biggest contradiction is that most of those who condemn Daesh attacks but support its attacks in Paris want us to believe that they do not have a Daesh mentality, when the reality is otherwise.

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        Izeth Hussain

        RE: Understanding Islamic Terrorism – II

        Saudi Arabia (white Daesh) is the father of Isis.

        Saudi Wahhabi Arabia Follows Iblis, Devil, Satan.

        “What irreconcilable opposing interests do Russia and the west have? Excuse the naive question, but can someone better informed than me say why Russia’s the enemy and (Erdogan’s) Turkey, Saudi Arabia or Qatar are staunch allies?” – samwisehere”

        It’s a fair question and reminded me of a challenging op-ed article in the New York Times last Friday, Saudi Arabia, an Isis that has made it, by Kamel Daoud.*

        He contrasted the behaviour and culture of Isis (black Daesh) with the state of Saudi Arabia (white Daesh). He began: “The former slits throats, kills, stones, cuts off hands, destroys humanity’s common heritage and despises archaeology, women and non-Muslims. The latter is better dressed and neater but does the same things.”

        But the west wages war on one while shaking hands with the other and forgetting that the kingdom “relies on an alliance with a religious clergy that produces, legitimises, spreads, preaches and defends Wahhabism, the ultra-puritanical form of Islam that Daesh feeds on.”

        Daoud described Wahhabism as “a messianic radicalism that arose in the 18th century” which “hopes to restore a fantasised caliphate centered on a desert, a sacred book, and two holy sites, Mecca and Medina.” He continued:

        “The west’s denial regarding Saudi Arabia is striking: it salutes the theocracy as its ally but pretends not to notice that it is the world’s chief ideological sponsor of Islamist culture.

        The younger generations of radicals in the so-called Arab world were not born jihadists. They were suckled in the bosom of Fatwa Valley, a kind of Islamist Vatican with a vast industry that produces theologians, religious laws, books, and aggressive editorial policies and media campaigns.”

        He accepted that Saudi Arabia was a possible target of Daesh but that “overlooks the strength of the ties between the reigning family and the clergy that accounts for its stability — and also, increasingly, for its precariousness.”

        For Daoud, the maintenance of good relations with Saudi Arabia undermines “western democracies’ thunderous declarations regarding the necessity of fighting terrorism…

        “Since Isis is first and foremost a culture, not a militia, how do you prevent future generations from turning to jihadism when the influence of Fatwa Valley and its clerics and its culture and its immense editorial industry remains intact?”

        And he concluded by observing:

        “Daesh has a mother: the invasion of Iraq. But it also has a father: Saudi Arabia and its religious-industrial complex. Until that point is understood, battles may be won, but the war will be lost.”

        I concede that much of this has been said before. But not often enough, I’m afraid.

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    @Izeth Hussein;

    All religions are wrong in the same way in that they privilege faith over reason, but they are not all equally bad in the same way at the same time. For example, the RC church’s open alliance with fascism in the 1930s has led to issues the world has never recovered from and never will. But in today’s world it is very clear that the most toxic form that religion takes is the Islamic form; the horrible idea of wanting to end up with Sharia (governed by a state of religious law) and that the best means of getting there is holy war/Jihad and that Muslims have a special right to feel aggrieved until they get there. Therefore, this religion is nonsense – god speaks to some illiterate merchant warlord in Arabia and he is able to write this all down perfectly, and the archangel gabriel speaks only Arabic it seems? What a load of crap. NO amount of window dressing by Hussein or his ilk will hide the fact that Islam (over all religions) says “ours is the last and final word – there can be no other.” The world is in a serious struggle with a very depraved religion. Enough said.

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      Bagehot,

      Got no choice but agree with you.

      Actually all 3 so called Abrahamic religions are pretty lousy fairy tales. That have caused incredible human suffering.

      Islam seems to be terribly slow in reforming itself to co-exist in the modern world. Compared to the other two major culprits, Judaism & Christianity.

      Those two as opposed to Islam have managed to get themselves deceptive make overs. But, beware!

      These days Judeo-Chrsitian crusades are delivered via missiles fired from invisible drones. As opposed to knife wielding religious butchers sent by the so called ISIS. Looking primitive and barbaric to the naked eye.

      Cheers!

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        Bigot paying homage to Buddha god, is it not?

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          @fealty
          Don’t tell me that you haven’t figured out yet that Buddha is NOT a god ?

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            kottemiris, why don’t you get lost??

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              Sure.. just soon after you Get Stuffed !

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        Ben Hurling

        “These days Judeo-Chrsitian crusades are delivered via missiles fired from invisible drones. As opposed to knife wielding religious butchers sent by the so called ISIS. Looking primitive and barbaric to the naked eye. “
        Cheers!”

        Thank you. Succinctly put.

        Abrahamic Judeo Christian barbarians.

        No knives, only missiles.

        No change in the Adam and Eve outlook.

        No change in the Sins ans Satan outlook.

        There is hardly any difference.

        In fact Muslims are allowed to Marry People of the Book, Christians and Jews.

        Christians say that all non-Christians will end up in Hell.

        They have been telling that to the Jews for 2,000 years.

        Yes, “These days Judeo-Chrsitian crusades are delivered via missiles fired from invisible drones.”

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      @Izeth Hussein; RE: Bagehot

      Double Standards, FDouble standards

      Israel Joining ISIS

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2UogUfSwTI

      Who Funds ISIS and the Strian Opposition.

      1. Israel
      2. Saudi arabia
      3. Quatar
      4. USA –
      5. Jordan.

      Who is opposing ISIS:

      1. Syria
      2. Russia
      3.Iran
      4. Iraq

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        Who is Finding ISIS Terrorism?

        Double Standards,

        The West ,The Saudis.

        The West was the Enemy of Islam, according to the Terrorists. But why Saudis>

        Because they Follow The Satan?

        ISIS: THE ENEMY OF ISLAM

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYedKXpb5mo

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    Absolutely curse for this world, must be banned for good. They want this world backward….curse curse curse…Most criminals in this world belongs to this cult…

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      J.muthu

      “Absolutely curse for this world, must be banned for good.”

      Because they are followers of Satan, Devil, Iblis, Shaitan, Lucifer and Mara.

      Otherwise why would they want women stoned when not in the Quran (It is in the Bible) and want Shia, Sufis, Ahemdias and other including Christians, Jews and others killed?

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    “”The terrorist bombings in Paris were in retaliation for French bombings of the IS,”

    The french colony terror started with 9/11.
    7/7 was organised by french colony terrorist at Paris.
    Syria was a french colony.

    Izeth Hussain, take the trouble to read French colonisation the last 500years from North Africa to Middle east instead of bluffing

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    I sympathize with good Muslim people like Izeth who are many. They cant be held responsible for the mindless violence of the so called Islamic radicals. We must not brand the radicalism as Islamic but as a violence practiced by some demented people who are messianic in outlook. Such outlooks whether among the Christians or the Muslims create problems. If God wants some religion or ideology to be the universal religion he would want it to spread peacefully by convincing the doubters. So there is no place for violence and we should all condemn violence whoever is responsible rather than brand it as one type or the other. Religion in the true sense cannot preach violence. This doing so in the name of God or Allah are mistaken. It is to view God in the eyes of man. Doesn’t Islam refer to Allah as the merciful

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      R.M.B Senanayake,
      Faith is an emotion. The demented are the very people who support faith as an end in self. Tell us when Lord Tony Blair travels with only 12 SAS (locals love to finish not just Islamist) why you Sinhala Buddhist men and women support past presidents travel like warlords with 500 army 200 police? Aren’t you cowards your own people and dumping it on mental health. It’s the war of capitalist nothing less nothing more. Cheney caused the first war. Welshman Clive of E.E.I.C. the Nabob caused Queen Victoria to nationalise the company and make it British Raj. School teacher get your act together. A translator at Afghanistan for forces comes to England finds no employment as he imagined then translates for terrorist and Rigby is killed causing mayhem.
      what is the difference in your approach and the present government??

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        Harami,

        I never understood you that well. I think you know a few things. Although you fail to compose a coherent sentence with that knowledge.

        RMB Senanayake is not a Sinhala Buddhist. He is kind of partly Tamil but mostly Catholic.

        Tony Blair only needs 12 SAS probably because UK did not have a FDL to defend since William Wallace.

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          Vibhushana

          Ha ha, another bigoted school teacher worried about grammar because he is stuck in the Sinhala Buddhist spell. No language has ever been able to express an event precisely therefore we go down to the site. If you watch a case at the Supreme Courts of Justice of England you will get to know why its so.

          ” RMB Senanayake is not a Sinhala Buddhist. He is kind of partly Tamil but mostly Catholic.”

          Anyone who does not agree with your southern bigotry is a supporter of Tamil terror- that fills your ego..

          “”Tony Blair only needs 12 SAS probably because UK did not have a FDL to defend since William Wallace. “

          Sinhala Buddhist waged a war against a village in the country, The guns have been silenced and the terrorist are now a party to the government.
          Blair’s case runs worldwide and it may lead to nuclear war unlike Ambude land of warlords.
          Refugee, putthe go teach your family to read and write English rather than hold hands to keep your sh*t house from collapsing.

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            Well organised anti-capitalist protest were the norm at England- it went beyond the accepted party boundaries. The first protest `stop the war` with almost ½ million was hijacked by the Muslims 4.8% of overall faith. Only Muslims in England join as a faith movement because they don’t believe in liberty and freedom to guide them but love infidel land to populate via polygamy and the social benefits.
            Without western technology ME would still be a desert as Libya just proved it and invited their former coloniser to help them extract the Oil once more. When Sirima drove away the sterling companies we experience the with tea estates turning to jungles, the Gas lines were lost and folk had to go back to the Heart (bamboo)
            The present `stop the war` by Opposition leader Corbyn
            Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is expected to address a fundraising dinner for the Stop the War coalition, despite calls from some of his MPs not to attend. The muslims have hijacked it too with 500k signatures to ban Trump. Come what may ME would be nuked to stop the war.
            Do you hear a hum from Japan for over 60 years?? No. We can do it with camels who love polygamy.Putin has no alternative but to do it and save his power base and then like Stalin he would drive the Chechnya Muslims out of Russia.
            That is the current situation.
            But Lankan Presidents and Ex’s are mere warlords like the Afghans as IS Pakistan wanted it to be. Lanka in SARC spin.

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      God, if he even exists, is unlikely to want one religion or ideology to be the one and only religion. Many religions will continue to co-exist in the world to come. The dominance of Christianity will gradually recede given increased levels of agnosticism and apathy in the western world.

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      R.M.B Senanayake

      “I sympathize with good Muslim people like Izeth who are many. They cant be held responsible for the mindless violence of the so called Islamic radicals. We must not brand the radicalism as Islamic but as a violence practiced by some demented people who are messianic in outlook. Such outlooks whether among the Christians or the Muslims create problems.”

      Christianity warns against Satan, Devil and Lucifer.

      Islam warms against Iblis, Shaitan and Jinn.

      Buddhism warns against Mara.

      According to the theology and beliefs, they all make people who follow them go astray.

      Clearly, one should not paint All Muslims with the same wide Wahhabi brush.

      Are we going to claim All Tamils are Terrorists? All Sinhala Buddhists are Sinhala Buddhist Terrorists? All Terrorists are Tamils, Muslims and Sinhala Buddhists, but not All Tamils, Muslims and Sinhala Buddhists are terrorists.

      Why the Double standards when it Comes yo Muslims, because 4% of Muslims are Iblis, Satan Following Wahhabis, and only a very small percentage are Political Islamic Terrorists?

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    I doubt mr Hussain’ intellectual honesty. Like a good number of Westerners who openly say (who are absolutely free to say whatever they think) that they do not believe in a God who materialised Adam and Eve on one fine day if mr Hussain too is prepared to openly declare that he doubts of an Allah and a last prophet I can listen to him seriously.

    He is trying to brainwash us over demographic expansion of Muslim population. Now to believe that Allah will be content to leave the followers of His last phophet demographically behind others for eternity is downright blasphemy. That is denial of the very purpose of sending down another prophet after Jesus Christ and His decision to stop sending any more prophets to Middle-east.

    He has recently joined the bandwagon of the Muslim writers who seem to have collectively agreed to fool the majority of this country over Islam and stoning of adulterers. That is another blasphemy worthy of his head in Saudi Arabia.

    For some reason best known to Him Allah seems to have decided to keep tiny Israel and Christian West infinitely more powerful militarily than Islamic Umma combined untill the population balance reaches a critical level. Mr Hussain is well aware of this and adopting a survival strategy.

    Readers are advised to Google the word “Taqiyya” and learn all about Mr Hussain’s game plan.

    Soma

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      Soma,

      “Readers are advised to Google the word “Taqiyya” and learn all about Mr Hussain’s game plan.”

      Soma, You are mistaken here. Izeth Hussein is honest his convictions on the Wahhabis. Almost All Muslims would like the Devil Following Wahhabi to go away. They think that the Satan following Wahhabis have taken over their religion , because of Petro Dollars.Ask especially the Sufi,Shia, Ahmedia and other Muslims.

      Here the Fight is with Wahhabism, the Devil, Satan followers Stoning is not even in the Quran. It is in the Hadith written 200 years later based on hear say, and it has picked up stoning from the Bible.

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

      Taqiyya was developed to protect Shi’ites who were usually in the minority and under pressure from the majority Sunni Muslims, and Shi’a Muslims as the persecuted minority have taken recourse to dissimulation from the time of the mihna (persecution) under Al-Ma’mun in the 9th century, while the politically dominant Sunnites rarely found it necessary to resort to dissimulation.

      There are two parts to it.

      1. Taquia Lying about one religion ( race?) in order to protect life, property and community.

      How many Tamils had to lie in order to save themselves from the Sinhala Buddhist Mobs in 1958, 1983?

      2. Lying to attack an enemy and deception. False Flag Operations, Weapons of Mass Destruction, West Funding of ISIS by Saudi Wahhabis, etc.

      Turkey shoots Down Russian Plane and lies.

      May be we should Call it Western Taqiyya, Western Deception.

      Examples abound.

      Sykes- Picot Agreement

      WMD Gulf of Tonkin, Lusathania, etc.

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    RE: Understanding Islamic Terrorism

    Izeth Hussain –

    Understanding Islamic Terrorism – II

    Need to Understand Saudi Arabia pumping millions to promote Wahhabism in India

    Iblis Following Saudi Wahhabis are Pumping Perto Dollars into India to Promote Wahhabi Terrorism

    https://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/saudi-arabia-pumping-millions-to-promote-wahhabism-in-india/

    The diplomatic documents released by WikiLeaks last week have revealed that Saudi Arabia is pumping in millions of rupees into India for opening of religious trusts and non-governmental organisations.

    WikiLeaks have disclosed an undated document that contains a list of Indian institutions and societies that have applied for financial assistance from the Arab nation.

    The document suggests that the government of Saudi Arabia itself pledged donations to nine such institutions located across different states, including Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Kerala and Maharashtra.

    Saudi Arabia pledged 4.5 million Saudi Riyal (SR) to different institutions in Kerala only.

    Similarly, In Uttar Pradesh, 75,000 SR were pledged to two different societies for establishing a Madrasa building and a vocational centre for girls.

    The documents also reveal that the Secretariat General of the Muslim World League in Mecca, a controversial organisation with alleged links to terror funding, had requested Saudi Arabia to establish the organisation’s Salafi or Wahhabi centres in India.

    Wikileaks that has published more than 60000 leaked cables from Saudi Arabia, also revealed that the country was concerned about Iran’s “growing influence” and outreach to the Shia community in India.

    It is worth a mention that, India’s Shia population is the world’s second-largest after Iran. Unlike the Arab countries, differences between Shias and Sunnis in India are doctrinal, and mainly in areas such as ritual law, theology and religious organisation.

    “To counter the increasing Shia influence, a certain section in the Saudi establishment has been propagating Wahhabism in India,” says an MHA official in an interview to Sunday Guardian.

    In the last three-four years there has been a steady rise in Wahhabi preachers coming to India to conduct seminars.

    There is no doubt that Wahhabism is getting stronger in the country, especially in Kerala, mainly because of the radicalisation of a large number of local youth who are going to Saudi Arabia in search of employment. Kerala has been showing signs of sharp radicalisation. This was the only state where posters mourning the death of Osama Bin Laden had come up and a prayer for Ajmal Kasab was also held after he was hanged,” warned the official.

    Donations from Saudi are pouring in and playing a key role in this process, which is being repeated across other parts of the country as well.

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      RE: Understanding Islamic Terrorism

      Izeth Hussain – Understanding Islamic Terrorism – II

      Need to Understand Saudi Arabia pumping millions to promote Wahhabism in India

      Truth about islam from a Seculat ex-muslim lady

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqvskXCz-kk

      Uploaded on Feb 11, 2008
      This video was online one time before, when it was the most discussed ever on youtube. But the halal-hippies of youtube removed it, because the western halal-hippies are too embarrassed about being from the west that they gave in to the claims of the fundamentalist muslims.

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    Izeth, Are you trying to explain Islamic terrorism is due to American Imperialism. If so why are Sunnis Killing Shiites. Why are are they fighting Kurds. Why are they killing Europeans, Russians and Japanese.
    The truth is the Fundamental Islam preaches them to kill the Infidels. Please reform your religion instead of finding a scape goat.

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    Hello,

    Todd’s basic argument is as follows. The transition to modernity usually, though not invariably, involves violence.

    “Modernity” I presume means things like civility and tolerance i.e. things that make a better person. Islam requires violence to make better human beings!

    The God is presumably the deliverer, the help, the guide to make a peaceful living.

    If Islam uses violence for the purpose why do you need a God at all?

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      Moron,
      You have no imagination because of your inbuilt prejudice and bigotry to say

      “Tony Blair only needs 12 SAS probably because UK did not have a FDL to defend since William Wallace.””

      Go read comics Wallace & Gromit,.than espouse prejudice and drive the nation to limbo as if its your pops land.

      Tony Blair was Middle East peace envoy – job he took in 2007- June 2015. It was no desk job. He was in every event that took place.

      He has escaped several attempts and Cheri is almost hiding.

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    What is barbaric is barbaric. Whether “justified” by some religious text or another, or by someone’s “interpretation” of Allah’s revelations.

    Please read the following article about the brutal killing of muslim men by Daesh, and tell me is there any moral justification for such wanton killing?

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/12/02/isis-targets-gays-with-brutal-public-killings/?intcmp=obinsite

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    As far back as in 1899 Winston Churchill most prophetically and succinctly put it:
    “The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.

    No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.

    Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a miliabsolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it”.
    Could it have been stated any better? Bensen

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      @Bensen

      Here’s more wonderful actions by Churchill

      When concentration camps were built in South Africa, for white Boers, he said they produced “the minimum of suffering”. The death toll was almost 28,000, and when at least 115,000 black Africans were likewise swept into British camps, where 14,000 died, he wrote only of his “irritation that Kaffirs should be allowed to fire on white men”?

      as an MP he demanded a rolling programme of more conquests, based on his belief that “the Aryan stock is bound to triumph”

      when the Kurds rebelled against British rule, he said: “I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes…[It] would spread a lively terror.”

      When Mahatma Gandhi launched his campaign of peaceful resistance, Churchill raged that he “ought to be lain bound hand and foot at the gates of Delhi, and then trampled on by an enormous elephant with the new Viceroy seated on its back.”

      “I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion.”

      There’s more – but I think you get the idea that he was a b.sta.d and a swine.

      Sadly under our former Imperial masters, we (and I count myself among the formerly misguided) made sure we knew nothing of this. I know better know about how the West loved and loves us

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      In 1937, Churchill told the Palestine Royal Commission: “I do not admit for instance, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place.
      Another of his quotes: “I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion”

      So, Mr. Burner, it is better not to quote racists. As much as it is not good to look up and spit.I assume you are not an European.

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    So amusing to see Izeth attempting to apologise for Islamic terrorism. After steadfastly ignoring state terror in Sri Lanka and Muslim home-guard atrocities and labelling Tamil violence the worst, he now begins to white-wash islamic terror in the middle east. What a complete hypocrite.

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      Alex has made it a practice to misunderstand and misrepresent anything and everything that I write. I believe that behind that practice is a terrible Tamil anti-Muslim racist hatred. I believe that Alex is a “she”. She says that I have steadfastly ignored state terror in Sri Lanka. In fact I have inveighed against state terrorism in SL innumerable times. I am pretty sure that I was the first to characterize the pogroms from 1977 to 1983 as “State terrorism”. I have spoken out many times against Muslim homeguard atrocities. I have never labelled Tamil violence the worst.
      I must now challenge her to substantiate her charge hat I am “attempting to apologize for Islamic terrorism”. She can’t The truth is that she can’t bear it that a Soni writes articles of a certain quality. Isn’t that it, Alice dear? – IH

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      Alex – Come on Alice dearie, where is your reply? You are hiding behind a cowardly anonymity. But my exposing your nonsense may make your colleagues and acquaintances laugh at you, and perhaps that will make you desist from further racist idiocies.Anyway can you kindly tell me and other readers in what way I am attempting to apologize for Islamic racism?- IH

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        The last two words of my reply sent earlier today should be “Islamic terrorism” not “racism”. Anyway we are awaiting your reply, Alice dearie.I suspect that you are a NGO creature, a mediocrity, an inhabitant of the valley, who hates anyone who climbs even a little above it. You find it unbearable that a Soni might be doing it. But must you make yourself look ridiculous by alleging that I am attempting to apologize for Islamic terrorism? – IH

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    “Dictators Don’t Drink” – Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini.-=
    Charles W Ferguson,in Harper’s for June 1937 (wiser and witter than the article above)

    “Quote:Today jihadists were driven by a “spirit of internationalism and solidarity” akin to the International Brigades that fought in the Spanish Civil War.”

    The reason I don’t like dictators is that they are inhuman, and anything which is inhuman is bad.

    An inhuman religion is no religion, inhuman politics is foolish politics, inhuman art is just bad art, and the inhuman way of life is the beast’s way of life.

    This test of humanness is universal and can be applied to all walks of life and all systems of thought.

    The greatest ideal that man can aspire to is not to be a showcase of virtue, but just be genial likable and reasonable human being.

    The day Islam has a human figure to concentrate Islamist would stop seeing bipeds and all animals as infidel and Satan to be hurt and slaughtered.

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      Jen

      “The reason I don’t like dictators is that they are inhuman, and anything which is inhuman is bad.”

      The Devil, Satan, Iblis is inhuman, and therefore must be bad.

      Those humans who follow the Devil, such as Wahhanis and their clones must be bad too.

      When humans follow Wahhabi, they are like Iblis, Devil Satan and get into terrorism.

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    Izeth Hussain

    RE: Understanding Islamic Terrorism – II

    Young Muslim vs Old Atheist – who wins? Interesting. Geocentric vs. Heliocentric World?

    Needed: The Standard Model of Truth. The Standard Model for Particles and forces is there.

    From Quran 7:12 [And God] said: “What has kept thee from prostrating thyself when I commanded thee?” Answered [Iblis]: “I am better than he: Thou hast created me out of fire, whereas him Thou hast created out of clay.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_DlwLzKb9E

    Published on Aug 18, 2014

    Muslims let not videos like this lead us towards arrogance but instead take the good from them, Atheists this is not to attack you as people but instead to highlight the flaws of your world view and to encourage you to turn towards the truth.

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    Muslims went on doing variious kinds of conquests and destroying religions, civlizations and cultures all over the world.

    Now, muslims are getting it back and they can not take it and have beomce terrorists.

    That is truth. ISlam can not accept the change.

    Islam is not a religion that can survive with the changing world, because islam is very authoritative. Now, when the change comes Islamists blow up themselves and they kill whole societies.

    It is the same way that muslims killed people from other religions.

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      Jim softy

      “Muslims went on doing variious kinds of conquests and destroying religions, civlizations and cultures all over the world. “

      The Greeks, Alexander the Great Did that.

      Persians did That.

      Romans did that, including the Byzantines.

      Genghis Kahn did that.

      The Huns did tat.

      The Spanish did that.

      The Portuguese did that.

      The Ottoman Turks did that.

      The Russians did that.

      The English did that.

      The Dutch did that.

      The Japanese did that.

      The Americans did that ( Cuba and Philippines).

      it is called imperialism.

      The Muslims claimed that God was behind them, the reason for victory. Many people believed that based on the victories.

      This claim was put to test with the Mongol Invasion and the destruction of Baghdad.

      Then Ibn Taymiah claimed that the reason the Muslims were defeated by the Mongols, was because they were bad Muslims. To correct for that they had to get go back to the fundamentals. Around that time Revelation was given an upper hand over reason, and the Islamic Philosophy and science slowly declined.

      Abdul Wahab, the Father of Wahhabism, picked up on Ibn Taymiah, and formulated Iblis-Devil-Satan -Wahhabi Ideology, that ultimately resulted in the Formation of the First ISIS state, Saudi Arabia, The White Daesh, which the West Supports.

      You know the rest of the Story.

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    See how Catholicism is divided into about 40,000 different sects, and how Vatican is struggling to explain the world. There are so many things that Vatican can not accept and is struggling.

    both ISlam and christianity are less than 2015 years old.

    On the other hand, Buddhism is more than 2600 years old, still is acceptable to the world. There is no violence. buddhists accepts change.

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    There are 5 million Muslims living in France ..suppose French men take the arms and enter inside Muslims areas.and take revenge even Allah can’t save these faith followers

    But this never happened why ? People are civilized as well as the governments….

    Eye for eye is the teaching of this faith started for the 4th century Arabs who lived like savages….let these Muslims to follow their teachings among themselves

    Yes Islam is a religion of peace….

    There is no place for terrorism in this barbaric sect …believe it

    Australian PM has told the assembly of Imams and Ullamahs clearly ….if you don’t like our rules and laws you can leave this country…

    Best let the Europe and US & Australia send all Muslims back to their countries Muslims can’t understand .human rights..peace..friendship..humanity …

    Cheers

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    Muslims need not apologize for defending faith,family and state to any
    Non Muslim.this is a human right, what ever the garbage media says.
    People have been brain washed so much, that they will cry when cnn,bbc says to cry,
    And laugh when the same alphabet soup media tells them to laugh.
    When bombs were going in Colombo- did we here pray for Colombo,but for France
    We see all types of hypocrites coming out of the woods and being experts in Islam.
    Caliphet is back, world will have to live with it you like it or not.

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    If people study history, you would have read churchill saying i won the battle, but lost the war. when Britain and the allies had won the 2nd world war against Germany. Why did he say it? because The british empire lost all its holdings, and wealth. 1945- all the colonies became independent including Sri Lanka 1948.Who do you think Sri lanka appricate for its Independence Hitler or Churchill. Media will say Churchill, but this basterd has killed more people in asia/africa with his colonial policies than Hitler.The winner writes the script. so revise the script to look at what really happened. Hitler should be a hero as because of the war, Britain gave the colonies back…. think

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    Sri lankan govt gave diplomat posts to this type of dumb and Religious Fanatics.

    See every where in the web how Muslims women wwere stoend to death because she was with another man,

    Or muslims girl was stoned to death because she was in love with a Christian boy.

    How many muslim women were stoned to death like that.

    Prophet mohammed married young children. He was not stoned to death.

    That is how unjust allah it.

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    Understanding Islamic Terrorism?

    Whoa! For what purpose?

    Terrorism, Islamic or any other type, must, like thumb-sucking and wife-beating be stopped at the earliest opportunity.

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    In Maldives Hindu and Buddhist archeological sites were destroyed……Islam is a religion of tolerance

    Taliban dynamited centuries old Buddha statue declared as world heritage..Islam is religion of compassion

    Fanatics in Egypt have destroyed the sited of Great Pharaohs….Islam is a religion of love

    In Malaysia it is officially banned that non-Muslims can’t use the word Allah…Islam is a religion of peace

    Churches in Ache Indonesia were destroyed by court order —Islam is a religion of acceptance

    Allah is a Arab word borrowed by Malay language ( 60% Tamil 30% Sanskrit) which has no grammar or alphabet. even banned displaying holy cross outside…islam is a religion of brotherhood.

    When Sunami attacked Ache in Indonesia it was the European people and the governments went into action and provided food and support…and continue to build houses and give education to the victims…Muslims accept money and help from Infidels but don’t allow their religion

    Ideal time to to send all Muslims back to 4th century …now before waiting the oil run out…

    Even today Arabs marry young girls younger than their own great grand children..speacially Lebanan.Turkish chicks are popular among Arab oldies .In Afghanistan 60 years man marry 9 years girl …all accepted in Islam under civilized law this is purely rape.

    Cheers

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    Saudi Arabia is the largest giver of charity per capita as well as in absolute terms. The government or people dont publisize what they give. UN food programm 70% funds come from kuwait,uae,Quatar. There was a article in the washington post on this, and why they dont want publicity.
    Even in the case of Sri Lanka for tsunami relief 800million usd grant,by saudi to build houses etc.. no religion or cast asked. there is a 15millionm usd housing projec t in the east, where buddhist redicals are obstructing, and poor people are suffering.

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      Well done, Jehan – IH

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        “The government or people dont publisize what they give. “

        all donation even to UK are for Wahhabism and developing the community into a mosque.
        They create white MP’s for life.

        They built the mosque at Nippon too.

        7 years the oil finishes then go eat camel dung.

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        Modern Crusader in old hat,

        why don’t you reciprocate with Nasser land Egypt.
        Did you not make hay with support of Sirima taking Ceylon downhill??

        live the dream of Jihad- Egypt needs you not Sinhala Buddhist Lanka.You just increase the population of burkas.

        You are bad man not god man.-

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      If Saudis gave US$800 million to GoSL on the Tsunami account the Saudis, both thru their Embassy here and in Riyadh, would have seen the media carried this news prominently. I have no cause to deny this but I wonder why there was no publicity to this large donation.

      As to the US$8 million for Housing in the East, this is possible. But much of this would have been pocketed out by that crooked Minister Rishard B, who is hell bent on pleasing the Islamic world he is doing his best for the coming Caliphate.

      As to Saudis being the “largest giver of charity” in the world, looks like they are doing this silently.

      I wonder why the Saudis, the Omanis and other rich Arabs with much
      unoccupied land have not come forward to house the millions of Syrian Muslim refugees – whose presence in Western Europe causes so much of negative feelings there.

      Rumad

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      The tag for this aide is money should only go to Muslims……..

      These fanatic religious governments never built a school or library but only build mosques to preach 4th century teaching suitable for barbaric Arabs……

      Major funding countries to fanatic ISIS are Saudies and Qatar ..who can’t even build a road or building using their religious teachings (???) majority of the developments are being carried out in Arab countries are by infidels..even these countries can’t defend themselves with camel..and sword…they need Western army to defend..

      Majority of the Muslims countries with exploding population live with the charity of infidels .in the west…otherwise these Muslims will die in 10000 s per day…

      Cheers

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      Saudis Gave money, that is why som areas in Batticaloa is like Saudi arabia.

      they wanted to bull doze even the Deghavapi and build houses for Muslims, that was happening when CBK was the president, later it was stopped.

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    Izeth Hussein,
    In spite of the condemns of the Paris massacre, there is a news items which states that France isn’t messing around. They’ve arrested more than 230 Muslims and collected more than 324 weapons. Many others are under travel bans and house arrest. They have shut down three mosques and have raided more than 2,300 homes. Moreover, French authorities raided one of the mosque’s leader’s house and found a revolver hidden near jihadist documents. Going by the series of crimes committed by Islamic terrorists, why not openly declare that Sharia Law is not suitable in today’s context as it does respect the democratic rights.

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      One correction please. It should be read as Going by the series of crimes committed by Islamic terrorists, why not openly declare that Sharia Law is not suitable in today’s context as it does not respect the democratic rights. The word ‘not’ was inadvertently missed while typing.

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    garbage in garbage out similarly the utter racist with little knowledge try to spread hatred on racial terms for the rest of the readers as write comments every time as some are copy and past the same racial lines for different articles. So my advise to Colombo telegraph to block unwanted filthy comments before publish unless you also silently spreading bad on religions which GOD sent for humanity and not for destruction

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    There is a news item that the Islamic State’s French-language magazine Dar-al-Islam recently urged followers to kill teachers in France, describing them as “enemies of Allah” for teaching secularism, Agence France-Presse news agency reports. I.H.What kind of terrorism is this ?

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      Citizen

      “I.H.What kind of terrorism is this ? “

      This is Wahhabi Satan Terrorism.

      Remember, Saudi Wahhabi State is the First Satanic, Iblisic State.

      The second one is ISIS.They all follow Satan, Devil.

      The sad part is that the Majority of Muslims have yet to come out and condemn these Satanic Follower who have hijacked their religion.

      Whahhbi Petrodollars, funding ISIS and Al-Nisra,and Western Funding are still working to pop up ISIS.

      Only the Russians seen to do something. Surelky they do not like Satan and Satan followers.

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      Is reader Citizen aware, in yesterday’s closing of all schools in LA/California, it is now revealed the threat from the Jihadists involved was to kill as many children as possible in these schools. Kill children??? Are these morons, who parade under the name of a so-called religion, part of the human race? And, we have some of our rotters – self-proclaimed “brilliant intellectuals” – going hell for leather to find various shallow and laughable ruses to defend these diabolic maniacs.

      Remember, in the Mumbai massacre the “hero” sent from Pakistan by ISI-related sub-humans shot to death point blank over a dozen little children in a nursery – purely because it was run by a young Jewish couple.

      Backlash

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        I missed this reply somehow.This is a typical example of Bagoos Backie’s hysterical hatred and mad dog rage against me. The persona of the mild and reasonable man that he has been affecting in recent times is not evident here. Can he tell us where I have proclaimed myself a “brilliant intellectual”. He can’t. He is a liar. Can he tell us where I have engaged in shallow and laughable ruses to defend the diabolical jihadis? There seem to be no limits to this poor fellow’s idiocies.Dr Brian S was surely right.Our Backie sounds just like the Bagoos. – IH

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    Oneday, Izeth Hussein comes and justify one woman stoning into death because she engaged in adultery while adultery is common among muslims men including their prophet.

    Today, Hussein comes say there is justification for terrorism.

    Some mulims may be saying allah u akbar.

    What will be next day ?

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    Izeth Hussain continues to present the readership with a generous crop of information and tendentious education – his variety.

    Such beauties as Mulims here produce “an average of two children per family” are not going to fool the readership, who know the actual figures in that project where, it is believed, from the Jihadists pulpits the local Imams every Friday preach to their faithful to produce as many children as possible in that campaign to increase the Muslim population in the Island – more for eventual political advantage. The community certainly has not failed these adventurist Imams – many of them Saudi-financed and indoctrinated. Already they have taken over the Eastern Provincial Council. Dozens of Tamil-dominated villages have been vandalised and Tamils thrown out forcibly – lock, stock and barrel. Sadly with connivance of the Army and the Police in the area who find the process consistent with the Sinhala Nationalistic Agenda.

    Mr. Hussain shows a particular gripe against Harvard historian Dr. Samuel Huntington. From the time Huntington came up with his widely read work “The Clash of Civilisations” global Islam has alerted all Islamic scholars throughout the world to discredit and undermine Huntington. Hussain faithfully follows the call. However, Huntington was not the first to speculate on an eventual Clash between Islam and other religions – particularly Christianity. When CNN serialised Christian Amanpour’s serial “Judaism, Christianity and Islam” about ten years ago several Islamic scholars from the Middle East, whom she interviewed in the programme, were insistant this was inevitable. One even said “the next Crusade is already on” Re-knowned Egyptian Islamic scholar Sayyid Qutb unreservedly advised Arabs and Islamists to reject the West and argues the two worlds are irreconcilable. This was long before Huntington’s “Clash” Qutb warned his flock Islam must be defended by a global armed struggle. Against whom?
    Is Al-Qaeda, Taliban, ISIS, Boko Haram, Al-Shabab and many other hateful Islamic outfits a natural consequence of this provocative call. Why then blame Huntington.

    Hussain deceptively complains “The world of Islam is seen as challenging the West” Is there any doubt of this at all? Starting from 9/11 to the Paris carnage the challenge is in hurried motion.

    “The terrorist bombings in Paris were in retaliation for French bombings of the IS, not part of a project to conquer the West” says Hussain. What then was the cause of the deadly bombings in Bali (Indonesia) Nairobi (Kenya) all of which are clear indications that the Islamic war against other religions and cultures is very much on.

    Global Islam also specifically advises all its cells in the world to create doubts and cast aspersions of Western – and particularly American power. Here we have Hussain in full flight “American power has been in steep decline and the American Empire is on the way to its demise. The US, therefore, cannot take on any big power, any power with significant military strength in military conflict” As usual Hussain tells something and places the blame on others. This time on Emmanuel Todd.

    “The transition to modernity usually, though not invariably, involves violence” says our friend who smugly thought of himself as “one of the best five diplomats in the world” on a joke played on him by the late GK Reddy (HLDM) Absolutely wrong. Both China and India in recent decades moved into modernity entirely through peaceful means.

    Hussain wants us to believe “the prospect of Islamic fundamentalism turning violent here is very remote or non-existent”. This argument is so shallow it requires no response.

    As usual Hussain’s response will be a combination of curses, angry abuse and vitriol – cultural features, for sure.

    Backlash

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      Airbrushing Muslim fecundity has just been dealt another blow with the revelation from the UK that Mo Salim and his wife have 11 children, and live on state handouts (currently in excess of £27K or Rs.5.8 million a year). This prolific fucker says he cannot find a job, what with having to help look after his offspring, and take time off to pray five times a day.

      Mr Hussain, let me take you by the hand, and lead you through the streets of Colombo, and I’ll show you something that will make you change your mind.

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        Maybe one day, the learned Mr Hussain maybe able to explains to us why Islam is so rooted in violence. The paradox that Allah, the most merciful, has ‘decreed’ through his prophet that:

        – The worst wrongdoers should be beheaded

        – The innocent will have the sensitive tips of their cocks cut off.

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      Further to my last comment, CNN (USA)dominated yesterday’s global networks when 17 Republican Contenders met at Las Vegas. Almost all of them agreed the “3rd World War” is inflicted on the world by radical Islam. They were in unison the world must instantly ready itself against this lunatic and medieval radical Islam. This clearly contradicts Izeth’s argument “the prospect of Islamic Fundamentalism turning violent is very remote or non-existent”
      While Hussain tries to mislead readers here, or is completely ignorant of fast moving events in the Islamic world, Saudi Arabia, correctly gauging the mood of the rest of the civilised world, has called up a meeting of 34 Sunni countries to engage “Islamic radicalism” Whether this move is serious or calculated deception is something that will be seen in the near future. Meanwhile, Iran, Iraq are not in this grouping.
      Needless to say the Sunni-Shia divide is the defining factor.

      Backlash

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        Backlash – that is our Bagoos Backie quotes me as follows – “the prospect of Islamic fundamentalism turning violent is very remote or non-existent”It is a mind-boggling misquotation. What I actually wrote was this – “According to Todd’s thesis therefore the prospect of Islamic fundamentalism turning violent here is very remote or non-existent”.BB has deliberately omitted the word “here” by which I obviously meant Sri Lanka.The omission shows that BB has no intellectual standards worth the name. It also shows that BB has no more moral scruples than has the pig, the dog, or the rat.I am not being abusive. I am being factual and literal. BB may show moral scruples in the daily routine of his life.But when Islamophobia seizes him, he has none, not more than has the pig, the dog, or the rat. – IH

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      Backlash – according to Dr Brian Seneviratne our Backie is really HLDM. As Dr BS is known for his courage and integrity, I believe him, not our Backie. BS calls him Tuan Bagoos. I shall create a composite character called Bagoos-Backie. Our BB nowadays assumes the persona of a mild and reasonable man, but his venom, nastiness and utter hatred keep bursting out.That can be seen in his lies and distortions about what I write.I doubt that anyone apart from rabid Islamophobes take him seriously. I shall therefore deal with him – when time permits – in brief dismissive asides.No more than that because BB can keep on barking, but the IH caravan keeps moving and will keep on moving.That can be seen in the contribution above of Sinhala Man who says that he read me admiringly thirty five years ago together with a neighbor who had a First in classics.SM adds that HLDM cannot write anything resembling my present article under discussion.I may add something to this tomorrow if I have the time. – IH

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      Our Bagoos Backie is clearly under a compulsion to find fault with practically anything and everything I write.The probable reason is that he is acting as a propagandist for Sinhalese lunatic fringe Islamophobes.I will deal with him for the most part in terse dismissive asides.
      1/The average Muslim family has two children. It is more in the EP because of Wahabi influence. Eventually the inexorable trend towards two children will assert itself.Statistics have established that that is the trend all over the Islamic world.2/ Huntington’s thesis has been under challenge by innumerable scholars right from the time it was first published in essay form.It is typical of Bagoos Backie to write insultingly that I am following a call to discredit Huntington.What is his evidence for making that charge. None. It’s just his hatred boiling over. 3/BB writes that I “deceptively” complain over the charge that Islam is challenging the West. I have given good reasons for rejecting that charge. BB does not counter those reasons. He can’t. His “deceptively” is just his hatred boiling over. 4/ It is a fact that terrorist bombings in Paris were retaliatory. That fact is not negated by the fact that there were other reasons for the bombings elsewhere. 5/ That American power has been in decline is the subject of a whole book by Emmanuel Todd, an internationally eminent political scientist. But BB says that I am blaming that view on Todd.Can anyone take our BB seriously? 7/ How on earth can anyone in his right mind deny that the transition to modernity in China was violent? It had a mass revolution!!! As for India, Naipaul wrote about a “million rebellions” going on there. 8/ What’s to be done Bagoos Backie – Reddy did refer to me as one of the five best diplomats in the world.I must add that Brian Seneviratne, a man of integrity unlike the notorious Bagoos,wrote recently that Mrs Bandaranaike was “extremely proud” of me. I may or may not have the time to deal with BB’s next installment of lies and insults. – IH

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        R.S.S. Goonewardena, Gunasena de Zoysa, Shirley Amerasinghe, Raju Coomaraswamy, Neville Canekaratne, Jayantha Dhanapala, Charlie Mahendran, Mangala Moonesinghe et al are some of the finest diplomats this country produced in the past decades. There could have been more.
        They brought much credit and made many friends to this country as was expected of them. None of them went down to the pathetic levels of claiming to be the best in the world. They were mature men, outstanding gentlemen totally free of cheap hyperbole. They allowed their record and performance to speak for them. They did not have to lie and quote dead journalists to prop their non-existent “brilliant achievements”

        When Naipaul wrote his best-seller “million mutinies” he meant it as a metaphor referring to India. Here was a suggestion India and Indians evolve daily to change their lot and the country towards development. If one does not distinguish between a metaphor and what is not that is a pity. Both Naiphaul Brothers of the West Indies are of Indian origin.
        India’s evolution over the decades from a backward industrial state to a developed one was entirely peaceful. And so was China’s.

        Arguing ceaselessly with brain-damaged, self-proclaimed “intellectuals” – who cannot distinguish between the separate identities of two entirely different Writers – is an exercise in futility which I thoroughly abhor. I have neither the time nor the inclination for this wasteful endeavour.

        Backlash

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          Come come Bagoos Backie – facts cannot be wished away. It was G K Reddy who spoke of me as one of the five best diplomats in the world, not I myself.It was much talked about at that time. Mahindapala has kept referring to it. Are you Mahindapala? What about Dr Brian S quoting Mrs B’s estimate of me.That’s another fact you cannot wish away.
          Your drivel about the Naipaul brothers is totally irrelevant. You scoffed at the notion that China and India had been making violent transitions to modernity. Your ignorance is mind-boggling.I cited the Chinese Revolution and the name of Naipaul’s book in refutation. You cannot meet that refutation, so you drivel irrelevantly about the Naipaul brothers. Typical of you. The reader will note that BB has not met my other refutations of his many idiocies in his attack on me.He can’t.- IH

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        I quote this Izeth Hussain ad verbatim in this page. This is the standard curse of this blundering fossil to anyone who disagrees with him.

        “Our Bagoos Backie is clearly under a compulsion to find fault with practically ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING I WRITE. The probable reason is that he is acting as a propagandist for Sinhalese lunatic fringe Islamophobes”

        And here he is seen shooting out his missive, bordering on lunacy, to another reader – Alex.

        “Alex has made it a practice to misunderstand and misrepresent ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING that I write. I believe that behind that practice is a terrible Tamil anti-Muslim racist hatred…”

        It is no surprise few take this “brilliant intellectual” and “one of the five best diplomats in the world” as an inconvenient joke
        in these pages.

        Backlash

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          The inane quacking of our Bagoos Backie, just as inane as the quacking of ducks, is possibly without parallel.I wrote that BB and Alex try to find fault with anything and everything I write.That is a fact.But BB puts “anything and everything” in capitals and – unimaginable though it may seem – evidently thinks that that negates the fact to which I pointed.The poor fellow is really in a state.I bet that right now he is wracking his brains on how to fault anything and everything in the third par of my article which has appeared today. There have been a hundred replies to the second part.BB’s replies stand in a class apart for their insults and idiocies. – IH

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