23 October, 2019

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Violence In The Name Of Buddhism

Extremists misuse Buddhism to incite hatred against Muslims not just in Myanmar, but also Sri Lanka and Thailand. There are growing concerns about how this might affect people’s view of this pacifist religion.

Sri Lanka, another Buddhist majority country, has seen several Buddhist monks endorse religious hatred. In April last year, some joined the storming of a mosque claiming it had been built on sacred Buddhist land. Earlier, a nearby Muslim shrine was demolished by a crowd led by a monk.

In Sri Lanka, one extremist Buddhist group (Bodu Bala Sena) has the support of Defense Minister Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the brother of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. In Myanmar, one of the key people spreading hatred reportedly works in the office of President Thein Sein.

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    It seems all evil, corruption, crime, and even racial attacks, are protected and supported by the ruling family.
    Sri Lanka does not have a chance to progress.
    The majority of decent Buddhist, should speak out and condemn hate acts by these minority Buddhists.
    It is already spiraling out of control, and very soon these rogue monks will be calling the shots.

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      Well said Dhaksha!

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        What you have said is truth and the absolute truth. Well said Dhaksha. The Majority of the Sinhalese are the best, my best friends were Sinhalese and even yesterday we had lovely time playing a round of cricket and a small party etc. So please dont allow this some handful of extremists and terrorists to destroy our friendship.

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    When Buddha lay dieing, Ven Ananda had asked as to who will be the next leader. To wit Buddha had replied that, there are no leaders and that the Philosophy is free to any without owners. The biggest problem are these self appointed Custodians who believe they own Buddhism.

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      Buddha never left a Register for any to claim that one is a Buddhist. So all these characters who claim they are Buddhists are only labeled Buddhists self affixed.

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        Hay dude, Did Christ left a register to call his followers Christians?

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          Christ was nailed. It is Romans who created Christianity. That is why Vatican is a Trans National govt.

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            JimNutty, I thought the readers nailed you! I believe you will start your RACIAL comments again??

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        There are a few powerful Night Club Budhdhists.
        President of that NCB (Night Club Budhdhist)is the presendt of the country too.

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      GAMINI,

      AT LAST I HAVE FOUND A BUDDHIST IN SRI LANKA.WHO UNDERSTANDS WHAT THE BUDDHA SAID AND I AM SURE FOLLOWS HIM.I HAVE COME TO THIS FROM
      MOST OF THE COMMENTS YOU MAKE.

      THERE RE MANY WHO WANT TO SAVE BUDDHISM, WHEN THEY CANNOT SAVE
      THEMSELVES.

      BUDDHISM HAS SURVIVED ONSLAUGHTS FROM ALL THE OTHER RELIGIONS.
      DESTRUCTION OF STATUES AND OTHER BUILDINGS CAN NEVER DESTROY
      THE NOBLE TEACHINGS OF THE BUDDHA.

      LET US PRACTISE OUR RELIGIONS AND RESPECT THE OTHERS AND WE SHALL HAVE PEACE AND HAPPINESS. I SAY THIS IN ALL SINCERITY.

      MAY ALL BEINGS BE HAPPY.

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      Man, Don’t write what you do not know for you do know not even a little bit of Tripitaka. Otherwise you wouldn’t say, “there are no leaders and that the Philosophy is free to any without owners.”

      It was not a wit as you say but a genuine question that Monk Ananda posed at the deathbed of Buddha. And Buddha replied, ‘Dhamma will lead you.’

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        In your own words you admit that Buddha clearly said that there are no leaders and that the Dhamma will lead all. Precisely. What I cannot fathom is that even Monk Ananda waiting for leadership after Buddha’s demise. If monk Ananda was knowledgeable he would not have asked such a foolish question from Buddha in his death bed. The ruin of Buddhism today is due to such self appointed leaders who believe they are the Custodians. Christians and others believe in being registered but Buddhists are not. So my friend the Buddhist Philosophy is not only for the labeled Buddhists as yourself but to anyone else who want to live it.

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    Statues of the Lord Buddha are used to intimidate non-buddhists.
    Statues are planted overnight in bus stands (Trincomalee),in places of
    hindu worship though there are enough spaces to do so,buddhist temples are built in places where there are no buddhists,and recently a statue was planted overnight in the playground of a muslim school.

    The Buddha never envisaged his statue to be used in this manner.

    Bhikkus in Thailand preaching that killing communists ‘is not a sin’ and storing weapons and ammunition in buddhist temples amount to insulting the teachings of the Buddha.

    What are our mahanayakes doing to curb these insults to buddhism.

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      “What are our mahanayakes doing to curb these insults to buddhism.”

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        WHAT ARE MAHANAYAKES DOING ABOUT THE CHIEF SANGHANAYAKE OF GREAT BRITAIN?

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    As a Buddhist I would like to suggest that we coin a new word to identify people who understand and live by buddhist philosophy so that they can be identified separately from this mobs trying to vandalise the country waving buddhist flags.

    Buddha lived and died peacefully in a country which was overflowing with religious teachers who had their own philosophies – he never asked his followers some of whome were powerful kings, to erase out these other religious sects.

    what funny things we see – every religion of the world ; christianity/islam/hinduism are used by power hungry rascals to mislead stupidos and be in power POWER POWER….

    This is indeed Kaliyugaya

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      Buddha never designed any flags for Buddhists Sinhala, Burmese or anyother group. Further he never authored any ‘gathas’ for offering flowers or food to Buddha statues as there was no such practice. It is about time these merit collecting labeled Buddhists, first learned true Buddhism.

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        YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. WHAT IS CONSIDERED THE BUDDHIST FLAG
        IS COL.OLCOTTE’S FLAG. HE CONTRIBUTED A LOT TO REVIVAL OF BUDDHISM

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    The Paranoia epidemic continues on both sides of this conflict

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    Gamini
    Your absolutely correct. No leadership for Buddhism anyone claimed as Buddhist leader. People don’t have knowledge to identify them. Hope all Monks are practising Buddhism irrespective of nikayas. The personal correctors of Leaders whom claims as leaders to protect Buddhism. It is really shame for all of us. Police records of corruption, misbehaviour, rape & etc.. How many cases not reported.

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    Monk Wirathu says his words have been misquoted by Time Magazine’s “Face of Buddhist Terror” and “When Buddhists Go Bad” or by its journalist Hannah Beech. Monk Wirathu says we can forgive the misunderstanding. We can forgive wrong conclusion. But will you deny that your hatred words targeted me to tarnish my reputation.

    In his web site, http://www.freesangha.com/forums/news-current-events/1st-july-2013-%27-time-magazine%27-%28be-careful%29/ Monk Wirathu asked Time to Please recheck its words and the words that ‘I’ preached.

    “Now is not the time for calm.” “Now is the time to rise up to make your blood boil.” These are your words.

    Now I show my words, Wirathu says: “969 is for peace, We should preserve these noble reputations of Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha. For our National cause, our Culture and our Faith, We will avoid terror act. Upholding three gems (Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha) We will perform with honesty, diligence and determined attempts. For our national cause, We will carry out it warmly without ignorance.”

    These are my words. It is clear that you made savage attack against me by comparing my words and your words.

    I say, ‘Time’ Magazine and Hannah Beech in particular owes Burma and monk Wirathu a public apology.

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      It is all on tape mind you. Agent Wirathu is no saint. Why try to defend himself when we can see the immense destruction of life and property caused by his caustic hate speech. There is no smoke without a fire. He is guilty as hell. Our own BBS, SR and JHU foul-mouths adopt same tactics. But they cannot deny what they said since it is all on tape and all over the internet. When attacks occur on Muslim and Christian homes, business places, including places of religious worship, they are quick to condemn it and act out their innocence to evade the public detest. They are all ‘A grade’ politicians trying to fool the masses, not realizing they are the fools who are fooling themselves. Thank god we Muslims are not isolated, and have the support of all moderate thinking, peace loving majority of Buddhists in the country, including the international community consisting of several Muslim countries who support Sri Lanka in many ways through interest free loans, employment and trade. Otherwise Sri Lanka would have turned out to be another burning Myanmar already.

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    Well, Let me tell you what I have to say.

    I was born and brought in a Muslim society. Then later migrated to America for education.
    I opened my eyes when I saw the free world.

    we are told to only to have faith only in Allah. We were taught only to do what God, Father, Bother or Husband wants us to do. we were jailed under a Burka and our limits of thinking were forcefully taken away from us.

    there was a time I had all faith on Allah but no one else. Where I used to think my life is all within the Burka. I opened my eyes in the free world. I saw how much people are free. How much they enjoy life. And other religions, whom i was taught to hate and kill were not evil. Those people are friendly than my own people.

    Islam had already ruined a good part of my life. But attest I saw the world. I’m not returning to where I was born, since my parent are waiting to marry me to an old stringer i haven’t ever seen and to be govern by Hypocrite Sharia.

    All sisters who are prisoners under Burka, I know most of you don’t even have the chance to read this article. Islam is so hypocrite and it is structured in such a way that those who get caught in it don’t even know that they are victims.

    I hate Islam for the reason it betrayed me. It still betrays millions and billions. No wonder peaceful people like have to be un peaceful to deal with Islam. I Agree, Islam cannot be dwelt in peaceful means. While I feel sorry about people who die in Myanmar, it is Muslims who are responsible for it. For making the world hate Islam by there conduct.
    The writer of the article agrees that countries like AFGAINSTAND WERE BUDDHIST countries but captured by Muslim / Islamic hypocrisy. Isnt that enough evidence for people to believe what Rev. Wirathu says. that what he says, Islam will capture the country and impose Sharia. Isn’t that what happened in Afghanistan ???? this article it self justify Rev. Wirathu’s opinion and the anger among Buddhists against Islam.

    Now, why do Muslims want to be the majority and covert nations in to Islam ? let people have freedom to do what they like don’t force them. If anybody does that by force , those people deserve the Myanmar treatment.

    I know what sort of comment My Islamic Bothers will put. doesn’t matter. I sympathise you all. I got rid form the Hell and now see the world outside the Burka Jail. And you still in the jail of hate and hypocrisy. And still you expect to go to Heaven ?, well, just praying 5 times a day won’t take u to the Haven.

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      Come on Sabrina Nangi, Dont worry. Your Muslim Brothers (usually, you dont say Islamic Brothers, it’s commonly known as Muslim brothers) are not that dumb to right bad comments here, because you are not a MUSLIM.
      You name is either LEELA (the same Camel Urine Asanka, Lester Jim Softy PIG fellow) or you are a Eunuch (castrated). Anyway its worth to call you ponnaya because you chosen a female name instread of your original name. LEELA the rogue’s character is such. Your latest name was Rosh.

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        Ahahahh Tsunami Hora, you caught them no? ahahah Leela, Lester, Jim Softly all are in same levels, no brains.. i think U are Dodo as well. I really enjoy reading critics of you guys. However Budhism followers has no brain one thing i know very well. ahahahah keep it up guys :)

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      Sabrina, you were not born a Muslim. It is very obvious from the language that you use. It is too far-fetched. Whatever you ultra-motive is, may you have peace. Keep away from mischief making. You can be a better human being by being honest. It’s not worth carrying hate with you.

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      Leela, you know that Wirathu is a terrorist and he is even a gay. What do you think he is doing with small monks. All the temples he spends night he has fun with small monkeys. He is afraid because he will loose the small ones when Islam spreads.

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      Sabrina

      “we were jailed under a Burka and our limits of thinking were forcefully taken away from us.”

      It is an injustice you have for.

      I look at it from a different ankle.

      The Burka denies you the attention that you crave for from men. On the other hand you are condemned all your life to watch men’s ugly faces and their beer bellies.

      Its a pity.

      How can I help you.

      A fellow commentator Leela might be of help.

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      SABRINA,

      WHEN AMERICAN WOMEN ARE COMING INTO ISLAM,YOU ARE GOING OUT.
      “THOSE WHOM ALLAH GUIDES NONE CAN LEAD ASTRAY,AN THOSE WHOM
      ALLAH LEAVES ASTRAY NONE CAN GUIDE”

      “how does God choose who to guide?. “

      based on his attributes and who he is, some of his attributes being of knowledge amd wisdom and justice etc…

      also, he does not guide some people, and he mentions this in the Qur’aan in many places and describes them, eg,

      9:80. Whether you (O Muhammad ) ask forgiveness for them (hypocrites) or ask not forgiveness for them … (and even) if you ask seventy times for their forgiveness … Allah will not forgive them, because they have disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad ). And Allah GUIDES NOT those people who are Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah).

      So firstly you should realise that Allaah azza wajall is just and knowledgeable and so forth… and go through the verses of the Qur’aan where Allaah teaches us how to get guidance…

      We say many times every day generally, surah fatihah, which contains :

      1:6. Guide us to the Straight Way

      And immediately after this, Allaah azza wajal mentions, translated, where that guidance can be found :

      2:2. THIS is the Book (the Qur’an), whereof there is no doubt, a GUIDANCE to those who are Al-Muttaqun [the pious and righteous persons who fear Allah much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden) and love Allah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)].

      FROM WHAT YOU WRITE, IT IS CLEAR THAT YOU KNOW NOTHING OF ISLAM.

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      I can assure you in all confidence that you are not what you say. You belong to the Balu Bala Sena Group of Companies headed by GOATa???

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      Sabrina,

      I am sure you have your own reasons for saying what you have said. Unfortunately an open forum like this allows anyone to say anything and get away with it and hence the need to challenge and expose you for the fraud you are!

      Here’s how you contradict yourself; for example you say that you lived under the burqah and that you opened your eyes after you migrated. If you are trying to make out that your parents are old fashioned Islamists who made a prisoner of you and forced you to live under the burqah, I wonder why they chose to invest millions on your education abroad? And why on earth would they plan to give you in marriage to an “old man” when they seem to want the best for you?

      Also if they are the Burqah loving conservative Muslims you make them out to be,how did they agree to send you out to the west with out a chaperone? Were they not worried about exposing you to the bad influences of western culture (at least according to your own view of your parents)?

      On the one hand they are terrible Islamists who forced you to wear the Burqah and on the other they were modern enough to send you abroad to study! Do yo realize that you fool no one?

      Clearly this is the perception of a non-Muslim pretending to be a Muslim girl and thinks s/he can abuse another religion and culture and get away with it! A pathetic attempt isn’t it?

      Sabrina, whoever you are I hope despite the cloak of anonymity CT provides, I am sure you will writhe in shame when you realize how foolish you have been!

      Instead of hating Muslims for no particular reason, you can reflect on you pathetic life of hate mongering; reflection will help you become a better person. I hope that the god you pray to is there to guide you instead of you wasting away as a pathetic hate filled soul.
      Nabil

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      @ Sab(U)RIN a ……….

      Well, Let me tell you what YOU have WRITTEN ON CT , most suitable way below….
      .
      I was born and brought in a BUDHIST society. Then later migrated to America for education.

      I opened my eyes when I saw the free world.

      we are told to only to have faith only in BUDHDA. We were taught only to do what BUDHA, , or MONKS wants us to do. we were jailed under a PANSALA and our limits of thinking were forcefully taken away from us BY BUDHA BIKKU.

      there was a time I had all faith on BUDHDHA but no one else. Where I used to think my life is all within the PANSALA WITH BIKKUS. I opened my eyes in the free world. I saw how much people are free. How much they enjoy life. And other religions, whom i was taught to hate and kill were not evil. Those people are friendly than my own people.

      BUDHISM had already ruined a good part of my life. But attest I saw the world. I’m not returning to where I was born, since my parent are waiting to marry me to an old stringer i haven’t ever seen and to be govern by Hypocrite FILTHY BIKKUS.

      All sisters who are prisoners under BIKKU IN PANSALA , I know most of you don’t even have the chance to read this article. BUDDHISM is so hypocrite and it is structured in such a way that those who get caught in it don’t even know that they are victims.

      I hate BUDDHISM for the reason it betrayed me. It still betrays millions and billions. No wonder peaceful people like have to be un peaceful to deal with BUDDHISM.
      I Agree, BUDDHISM cannot be dwelt in peaceful means. While I feel sorry about people who die in Myanmar, it is BUDHDIST TERRORISTS who are responsible for it. For making the world hate BUDDHISM by there conduct.
      The writer of the article agrees that countries like AFGAINSTAND WERE BUDDHIST countries but captured by Muslim / Islamic WARRIORS WITH UTMOST GOOD MORALITY.
      Isnt that enough evidence for people to believe what VENOM. Wirathu says. that what he says, Islam will capture the country and impose Sharia. Isn’t that what happened in Afghanistan ???? this article it self justify VENOM. Wirathu’s opinion and the anger among Buddhists against Islam.

      Now, why do BUDDHIST want to be the majority and covert nations in to BUDDHISM ? let people have freedom to do what they like don’t force them. If anybody does that by force , those people deserve the Myanmar treatment.

      I know what sort of comment My BUDDHIST Bothers will put. doesn’t matter. I sympathise you all.
      I got rid form the PANSALA AND DIRTY BIKKUS and now see the world outside the PANSALA Jail. And you still in the jail of hate and hypocrisy. And still you expect to go to Heaven ?, well, just praying , WORSHIPPING DIRTY , FILTHY BIKKUS , WASHING THEIR DIRTY FEET MANY times a day won’t take u to the Haven.

      THANKS FOR READING……SAB(U)RINA..

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    Oho…Sabrina nangi … Good that you have taken off burka.. Now you have exposed yourself and without clothes….what a beautiful soul of liberation..welcome to the cultured club… readers may like to know your new found philosophy or religion………..so others can follow in your footsteps…..rejection of all fanatics is one thing and buttering up of fanatics is another thing…
    with malice towards none….needs to know the address of Sabrina to see her liberated soul. So that other nangis of Sabrina clan follow..
    Vertex

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      GOOD, YOU HAVE TAKEN OFF THE BURQA ONLY, BUT ALL YOUR CLOTHES.
      THIS HAS BEEN PROPHESIED .NEXT WE WILL SEE FORNICATION IN THE OPEN!!
      ITS ALREADY HAPPENING!!!

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    Non of these Guys who defen Islam doent come up with facts. but critisize Sabrian and try to humiliate her.

    Guys come with facts and argue without trying to skip the question.
    well we understand you have no logical argument argument agaisnt what Sabrina says. she talks harsh truth. thats why you guys going crasy !!

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      SHE IS TALKING BULLSHIT. IN ALL PROBABILITY SHE IS JUST WRITING UNDER A MUSLIM NAME.
      MY COMMENTS ARE ALWAYS WITH AUTHENTIC EVIDENCE

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        I concur. The only difference “Sabrina” is a male!!

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    This so called monk is pure poison and vituperative hatred. Branding him as a hero of the Sinhaese is akin to saying that Hitler was the saviour of the German Nation. Some of the things he says are straight from Mein Kampf.

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      A good example is Hitlerpaksha!

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    Sabrina, if you really want to understand Islam and the reason for life behind the burka, you need to be a good practicing Muslim. Without which you will not get the Hidayath to understand and benefit from these Sharia compliant laws. As I see it, you hate Sharia and that is quite understandable, since Sharia is God’s divine law, and it is good for those who respect it and are willing to be governed by it, and further, abide by it. The same way it is quite intolerable for those who commit crime, by going against it, since the punishment can be quite drastic. This law is framed mainly to be used as a deterrent for other would-be criminals, and to compensate the victims adequately and justifiably. It is nowhere close to Western style or even our own Roman Dutch (man made) laws, where even murderers get off on some technicalities, right connections, lawyers eloquence and what not. Capital punishment never carried out, and if so, based on whims and fancies of ruling leader, languishing in jails for years without trial mingling with other murderers, thugs, arsonists. I can go on and on accentuating the drawbacks. But what is important is the end result. Does it bring down the crime rate? Check it out and see for yourself what Sharia Law has done to the crime rate in those countries that practice Sharia. So don’t just hate it, but you need to adjust and get used to it.

    Regarding Burqa, basically, it is for women’s own modesty in dress, and prevent the gaze and sexual arousal of men (they can get very horny at times, and get provoked very easily). It is for your womens own protection. Most women who wear it that I know, do so willingly, voluntarily and are happy to obey Allah’s commands. No one is forced into it, coerced nor is it mandatory. If you don’t place any value for it, you don’t have to wear it. I don’t know why you make such a fuss about it. May be the Western style of life is what you yearn for, and love the attraction, attention and pampering. Not so with all women, who like to be modest, shy in mens company, and scared stiff when under scrutiny. Take your choice, but don’t blame Islam and Sharia for fulfilling your fantasies.

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    I believe that all people have the right to believe in what they want regardless of the belief they have been born into. It is a fundamental right!

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    Look waht these people have to say about ISlam
    http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Comments_from_Former_Muslims

    While I dont want to answer htose who critiz my story above, by saying various things, I invite other victims of Islam to read the following. Im currently wrtting my Doctoral thesis on Islamic terrorism and depression.

    look what these people say,

    I left Islam after being skeptical for years. I did thorough research and had discussion with countless religious people and listened to many lectures by noble muslim preachers, and ironically still doing so. I just can’t live with thinking that it is okay to see others as people with less rights than me, even in the claimed “after-life”. I could never see any religion anything more than a system of thoughts that was laid down by a great thinker and evolved from previous philosophies. As long as my brain is on, I won’t give up to myths.

    Tareq Sharafy, 24, Israel, now an agnostic

    I used to be a good Muslim until I grew up and searched for the truth. I learnt a lot about Islam as I’m in the most populated Islamic country. Thanks to the internet I found many facts against what I have been previously taught before by Islamic scholars. I found that Islam is full of fallacies and leads to insane and satanic behavior, really inhumane and crazy. Then I started thinking and decided that everyone is born as an atheist. I do hope that god exists but I can’t deny that god is not, well, at least I don’t have the proof so else millions like me. So I will just keep my eyes of mind open to think and live my life free from burden dogmas. Thanks to WikiIslam and all atheists, agnostics, and secular humanists for keeping up the fight against terrorism and educating those who are blinded by faith.

    Gon Candu, 33, Indonesia, now an atheist

    When I came in touch with the sites faithfreedom.org, islamwatch.org, wikiislam.net, mukto-mona.com, I started to think differently. These sites helped me to find the gaps of all religion including Islam.

    Fawad Ahmed, 23, Bangladesh, now an atheist

    I left Islam because of my sister. She refused to accept a rival wife to share her husband. This was an eye-opener to me. Other factors which made me to hate Islam were the oppression of women and the killing of innocent people in south of Sudan in the name of Jihad.

    I have written a novel which reveals the cruelty of Islam towards women. It is called: Intisar: A Story of a Muslim Girl.

    Dr. A.A.Ahmed, Sudan, now a Christian

    I was born and raise a Muslim. My father had no problem with delivering harsh beatings on me for making mistakes when he was teaching me the Quran. Naturally, I spent the first 14 years of my life thinking that this was the true religion, and that I would go to hell. I was always convinced that Islam was true due to the ‘Quran miracle claims’ which were all over the web, which satisfied me into thinking that I was definitely following the true religion, despite the fact that, being the fool I was at the time, I had not even bothered to READ the ‘miracle claims’.
    Ironically, it was Wikiislam that caused me to have doubts about my faith. I stumbled upon it while searching for information about my religion, and decided to ‘have a look round’. I came across the page detailing scientific errors in the Quran. Being the naive person I was, I couldn’t believe that the ‘Holy’ Quran would have scientific errors. I began investigating further into these errors, and I soon found that these WERE genuine errors, meaning that the Quran was indeed false. Therefore, I secretly declared myself an apostate, and became a supporter of Ali Sina, Richard Dawkins and the Council of Ex Muslims.
    Ultimately, I am glad that I have left Islam, and am happy at the freedom I now have since leaving this religion. I would like to thank Wikiislam for providing me with the turning point in my life, and giving me the information I needed to leave this awful Religion.

    Lord Demahom, 14, United Kingdom, now an agnostic

    9/11 probably opened my eyes. I realized that Islam at its best couldn’t re-invent itself or adapt to the changing world. I realized also, its the reason for all failures of Arabs and Muslims. Yet Islam is apologetic to every medieval notion, the way it treats women, other non-believers and religions, solving simple problems of life other than Halal/Haraam and just branding others as blasphemous. This religion goes against my mind and values, that is why I left it.

    Zaheer Ahmad, 29, Pakistan, now a Catholic Christian

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    Sabrina, you only have to traverse the world wide web, to pick up a lot of incidents of disgruntled people who have left not only Islam, but also Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, agnostics, atheists who have converted to Islam and live the good life as Muslims. Scores of them. Those who have found satisfaction, gratification, fulfillment and enlightenment in Islam. By the way, this is not a good yardstick or measure of the acceptance level of each of these religions through their own personal experiences. It is foolish to think so, since it doesn’t add up. You need to look at the bigger picture and try to understand why there are 2.6 billion Muslims worldwide, and growing, willing to accept Islam as their religion of choice, rather than looking at individuals who have reasons both for in support, and against. To get some perspective, have you seen the Hadj congregation in Mecca and Medina? Usually around 2 or 3 million Muslims gathering in one place to perform the Hadj ritual. Surely they cannot all be wrong, or unhappy about who they are?

    Discipline is a part of life, and the religious discipline is important to impart religious knowledge to the young mind, molding a character, instilling discipline with morals and respect. Everything is done with a purpose to be achieved, not aimless. It is not for the young mind to decide what is good or bad, but to follow what is being taught. It is upto the parents to decide what is good or bad for their child.

    Islam will grow from strength to strength, whether you like it or not. It is the quality that needs to be upheld and is of concern. As long as Muslims follow Allah’s commandments as laid down in te Holy Quran and folloow the Prophet’s Sunnahs (practices), they will be safe and not go astray. As for you Sabrina, you need to meet people who are happy with being Muslim, rather than those that espouse negative views, and then build up your lost confidence in Islam

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    If you go to Hell you have freedom to do so: we do not deny that right : since the time of Prophet we have had Murthad who deserted Islam : we have had hypocrites : you have choice to be Muslim or atheists or agnostics or no believers as you like: it is upto you and we do not deny that right: but devils like you want to others with you to He’ll: we are not ready for that : as you have right to choose your way of life we have too choice to choose our way of life: You may use Muslim name to hide your relious identiy and it has be some plot by some people do so: in increase our faith in our religious belief:

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    Sabrina, all these years, your family, your Muslim friends and Islamic Mullahs must have unfairly withheld your birthright to think free. It is nothing but enforced fear of Allah that Muslims cannot enjoy their birthright – to think free and logically. I see that you have somehow achieved an almost impossible task for a Muslim. Ali Sina explains cons, frauds and murders by Muhammad. But you’ll have to read sites like ‘American Atheist’ or ‘the Buddha and his Teaching’ by Narada to understand the myth of the Creator God and free yourself from the shackles of Godly fear.

    No doubt you will encounter tremendous pressure and condemnation by all but mad Islamist iut I am sure you will enjoy all the glory from your newly enlightened freedom. All the best in all your future endeavors.

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    Read what Islamist do all over the world just for the last two days.

    2013.07.06 (Lahore, Pakistan) – Four people, including a child, are blown to bits by Muslim bombers outside a restaurant.
    2013.07.06 (Potsikum, Nigeria) – Islamists massacre over forty students and teachers at a school, in some cases burning children alive.
    2013.07.06 (al-Arish, Egypt) – Islamic gunmen murder a Coptic priest.
    2013.07.05 (Baghdad, Iraq) – A Sunni suicide bomber manages to take out over fifteen Shia worshippers at their mosque.
    2013.07.05 (Uruzgan, Afghanistan) – A dozen souls in a dining hall are taken out by a Shahid suicide bomber.
    2013.07.05 (Samarrah, Iraq) – A Shahid suicide bomber detonates near a rival mosque, incinerating four worshipers.

    Weekly Jihad Report (Jun 22 – Jun 28)
    Jihad Attacks: 72, Allahu Akbars*: 11
    Dead Bodies: 367, Critically Injured: 622

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    Sabrina’s hatred of Islam would be understandable if she also eschews all other religions that spread intolerance. Her self loathing being born a Muslim has blinded her so much as to endorse Buddhist terror in Burma and Sri Lanka.

    There are many organisations in the world that scramble over each other to finance doctorate theses specially aimed at discrediting Islam. It is a novel covert way of carrying out the crusades without the barbarity of the Middle Ages. If Sabrina is as real as she portrays out to be she is but a tool of one such organisation.

    I am also told that Sri Lankan Muslims never refer to the female Islamic cloak as Burka. In Sri Lanka it is referred to as Hijab or Purdah. Secondly of all Islamic terror against its own people Sabrina also strangely focuses on Southern Sudan and Yemen. Thirdly I do not know of any Sri Lankan Muslim family who want their daughter to be a second wife to a man like Sabrina says was the fate chosen by her parents for her sister. And finally why on earth is Sabrina who claims to be liberated so upset about having to follow her parent’s choice of an old man in Singapore to be her husband. She could simply ask her parents to go to hell.

    Hmmm, things don’t add up. I agree with some of the commentators here, in all probability Sabrina is a fake or a paid agent against Islam.

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    Religion is an individuals choice as a human being, who ever has the ability to think for themselves, should choose what they want to follow, why the fuss and hatred is beyond me , I am an agnostic and to me I will only know what lies beyond, is when I am dead, and I have no guilt , nor hatred towards anyone who wishes to believe what ever they want. In my humble opinion most all Religions is about Brain Washing, and the rest is customs and habit that are past on from generation to generation. No person has the Divine right to judge another, and the worst crimes in recorded history is all done in the name of Religion , customs and Ethnicity. Why the fuss “God only Knows.”

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