26 August, 2019

Blog

Why Hakeem Should Switch Sides

By Aman Faris

Not long ago Hakeem went to the riot torn areas in Aluthgama, Beruwala and cried tears when he saw the plight of Muslims who were caught up in a frenzy of violence not seen since 1983. Homes and commercial enterprises belonging to them were destroyed by a mob let loose by the Bodu Bala Sena.

Hakeem

Hakeem

Three Muslims and a Tamil, working as a ‘watcher’, at a Muslim owned poultry farm were slain for no reason other than the fact they belonged to what in Sri Lankan ‘democratic’ politics is called ‘minorities’.

Millions wort of properties was destroyed. Some Sinhalese also suffered heavy losses. A lawyer family friend of mine had her house set on fire. She had built this house with her life savings. Mercifully the government had built it for her again and she told us it is now better than what it was. I am happy for her and her family.

Mosques were attacked and copies of the Qur’an were burned just for the heck of it.

The homes and shops of Muslims have also been rebuilt from what we hear. But the dead will not return and the scars will take a long time to heal. Maybe it will take a generation. Rauf Hakeem must remember that. He must bear in mind all this carnage could have been prevented had Mahinda Rajapaksa’s regime acted to protect the Muslims from the mobs. It is now clear the arson attacks and the killing took place during curfew hours. Muslims were forced to stay inside the mosque while their homes and business enterprises were set on fire under the very noses of the security forces. It is now clear they encouraged the rioters. The blame for this lies at Mahinda Rajapaksa’s feet and the feet of his brother, defense secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa for the script of this dastardly deed was written by them to teach the ‘thambiya’ a lesson.

The riots came on the heels of the attacks at the Dambulla mosque. The mosque there was damaged and copies of the Qur’an were set on fire along with other Islamic literature. Not long after that incident, the mosque at Grandpass came under attack. Area Muslims had decided to protect the mosque even at the cost of their lives. We had another July ’83 in the making and I think it was divine intervention that prevented a bloodbath.

Bear in mind, Rauf, the attack on the shrine at Balangoda. The wanton destruction took place under the aegis of no lesser person than the defence secretary himself.

Rauf Hakeem and his SLMC must remember the words of President Mahinda Rajapaksa when he described the hartal in the east to protest and condemn the Aluthgama/Beruwala incident as a ‘too big a protest for too small an incident’.

They must also remember the fact that to this day not a single culprit has been apprehended, though the whole world knows who they were. Pictures on TV clearly show a large segment of the rioters and looters going about their foul deed like nobody’s business and yet the ‘police are investigating’ from what we hear.

Four Muslim youths were remanded for months on end for simply sending supposedly inappropriate political messages damaging the reputation of the defence secretary. But  not a single culprit who attacked mosques and churches (at least one pastor was assaulted) have been produced in court much less apprehended.

And to add insult to injury the defence secretary in a sudden bout of piety visited a mosque in Berwuwala to get himself blessed. Isn’t this a joke, Rauf? And a sick one at that.

These reasons and more, you are privy to should prompt you to support the common candidate. He’s promising a new political culture that the country as a whole sorely needs. If you don’t, you will be on the wrong side of history and in the bad books of your constituency in the east who held the ‘hartal’.  Besides history will describe your genuine expression of grief at Aluthgama was crocodile tears. Don’t let that happen to you.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 12
    0

    When Sarath Fonseka was forcefully arrested in the presence of Hakeem he did not grieve about the violence perpetrated.

    He became the Minister of Justice and is responsible for injustices done to the nation under his ministerial responsibilities.

    Muslims were humiliated by the state backed BBS and other extremist Sinhala groups. Hakeem only wiped his tears for the media.

    Where is he now? – Gutless, parasitical and selfish Hakeem is waiting for the biggest bounty from Mahinda in US $ terms? Knowing the guy he will succumb to karapincha, gotukola and seeni sambol to tip tow with Mahinda.

    • 3
      2

      Absolute Scum woof woof rauf,

      Aman Faris: In your last comment you specifically said: expressly lets wait and see!

      Remember there is no place for elk like you even at Jordan don’t play ball its not your game. For thousands of years you folk have played on the trust of your own and the foreign treaty makers. Never have you kept it because when you got home and on Friday you wanted to eat Christians nothing else.

      Why this hurry aren’t you jockeying for juice knowing well that the 20% minority rights that you enjoyed is a gonner- there is no reversal. Talence, when the stupid 10% tamils cannot get together but fire and hire judiciary for words and mind.

      Learn to live like the rest of society.- the land does not belong to any ones pop.

      As for the sucker minister just give him 3 nos Violet eyes high cheek bones Russian roulettes and you can join in because your faith, that you are using, to hoodwink permits it- no teenagers please but the russian band trio simply wow, wow.
      Muslims kill Christian on Fridays and Sihala kill minority on Mondays and both Rob the Buddha and Blame the Suddha.

      BBS – Scum.

    • 1
      1

      this is my 2 cents view.
      eventually just before election Muslim Congress would support My3. they will wait till last minute.

      why?
      – 1st they will allow my3 to consolidate the buddhist voters. let my3 compete with MR on same sinhala buddhist platform with no SLMC,TNA supporting them. this would have been the strategy my3, UNP, SLMC already planned ahead.
      – MR is like a wounded cobra who would seek revenge who crosses over with his files. So SLMC would wait for last minute so that it is too late to use files before the prez election.

      • 1
        0

        SLMC is in a real dilemma.They provided the two
        third for MARA to become the third time prez.Now
        all they can do on stage is,apologizing to the
        nation.And then,Aluthgama-Beruwela croc tears!
        That was the time they should have made their
        exit if and only if they cared for the word
        “Muslim”in their party name!In real business,you
        focus on both,profit and loss but in dirty
        business it’s only one way like money lending for
        high interest.Last minute announcement will make
        the offeror and offeree happy but the community
        will not gain anything because as usual,it’s
        opportunistic.There’s no share in risk taking.
        It all goes into personal benefits.

    • 3
      1

      “Why Hakeem Should Switch Sides”

      It’s easy, just turn your “thopi” That’s all!

      He will only turn the thopi if and when he can ensure that money will keep flowing in his purse.

      He is not sure of the future money pipeline now?

    • 2
      1

      The ministry of justice is not what it was at one time. It has been shorn of many if its functions. It is a shadow of its former self. Rauf Hakeem has been given a title, which does not define his true functions. He jumped ship and yet stays on board, for reasons I cannot understand. What has he achieved from the chair he occupies? What has he been able to do for his people? He voted for the 18th amendment, knowing its implications. Why?

      He should have resigned after the Kalutara- Aluthgama incidents? Why didn’t he? Despite his education and abilities, why has he become a worm? Is it MR’s cup of coffee ? What does this coffee contain? Special potions from Thirupathi, Dr. White or his astrologers? I hope it is not kudu/thule/ drugs from the pedlars who surround him. Hakeem, as a Muslim has to be careful of what he partakes from the President. They are obviously haram.

      Dr.RN

    • 1
      1

      You are absolutely right. People like Hakeem will ride with the Devil if there’s money in it. Everybody knows the Rajapakses are the architects of the BBS. Hakeem is in denial and believes these people are innocent. I wont be surprised if Hakeem joins Gandasara Thera in prayers for the souls of the departed in Aluthgama.

    • 1
      0

      Maitripala Sirisena should twice or thrice before entertaining Hakeem and his gang.The pattern of voting by the Muslims in the the Uva election is a good indicator that Muslims have rejected the SLMC lock stock and barrel by voting virtually en bloc for the UNP.Neither Hakkem or Rishard Bathiudeen were not able to get even one member elected .

      The Aluthgama massacre and carnage has not only sealed the fate of the SLMC and ACMC but also that of other Muslim politicians with the UPFA.Rememeber that even Fowzie’s son lost badly.in western provincial council election after having done so much of service.We Sinhalese would do well to learn form our Muslim compatriots.

  • 9
    0

    Rauf Hakeem will decide only after he has negotiated the necessary perks for him to survive outside the government, even for the few months it has left. Same goes for the other scroungers in his party.

    For Muslims to expect Hakeem to do what is right, should be akin to expecting Satan to turn a new leaf! He has always done what is good for himself not for the Muslims. The Muslims have just been the vehicle for his comfortable life.

    And, there are not many Muslims who support the SLMC anyway. They know that and that is why the decision to give up govt perks for the sake of principle is so hard to do.

  • 12
    1

    Dear writer….I still recall the Shakespearean talent of Hakeem on his visit to Aluthgama..The way he displayed his Goeblism..Ohhhh…he was mourning….claiming..- ”They kill my people”- Ahhhh!!? Don’t forget the way he cheated the Eastern Muslims during the last election – collecting votes against Rajapakse’s wrong side of the stick – to leave the easterners in no man’s land by prostituting with Rajapakse Raskals !!?

    This Guy has No Policy at all !!?

    I hardly see any matured , calm and cool great leaders like late M H M Ashraf !!? Even the TNL child moderators like Namuthitha (!?) couldn’t make him to lose his temper….

    Hakeem is just a pavement trader …turning his capup and down to the tunes of the times..!!?

  • 6
    0

    This idiot Hakeem was almost beaten by Muslims In Aluthgma. He is a man without any shame. He should have resigned on that day and joined with UNP. These are policyless politicians. yet, why he can not make up his mind.

  • 11
    0

    Hakeem and Thondaman are the two worst TRAITORS of their own respective communities and minorities on the whole. They are only worried about how thick they can make their purses by staying in the government.

  • 11
    0

    This guy does not believe in a side ,he believes in Money.He should be a goner with the Rajapakese. Hope the muslim brothers will vote for My3.

  • 2
    5

    The pogroms against the Muslims under this regime started in Mawanella area. Then spread with State sponsored sponsorship of terror against that innocent minority. Intimidation and threats against upcountry Muslim businessmen even under the President Chandrika, the Bandit Queen when her PSD officers looted and set fire to establishment and her own nephews murdered SLMC members in clod blood with STF help. If the SLMC has any moral values, they should not join any government and go it alone by not deceiving their vote base. But these SLMC stooges who are infatuated with power will never leave the government.

  • 2
    3

    Hakeem is waiting until exactly how much he will be getting.

    After that, he dicides which to stay on.

    Now, some muslims extremists groups want to establish branches in Sri Lanka too. At that time, when even the innocents get hurt, what these people say ?

    Buddhism in Sri Lanka is over 2600 years old. that is written hisotry. Islam religion is old only about 1800 years or so allover the world.

    SO, how come Balangoda becomes a muslim shrine ?

    • 1
      1

      “SO, how come Balangoda becomes a muslim shrine ?”

      The same way kathirgamam became kataragama.

  • 0
    1

    “Why Hakeem Should Switch Sides”

    Whether Hakeem switches sides or not will not make a difference to the votes.In the UVA PC election he and that other traitor bathirudeen got only 5000 votes combined with all the other muslims voting UNP.

    The only diffrence a switch will make is for his own post of leader.If he does not switch he will lose the leadrship of the SLMC.

    With regard to building back the houses and buildings the muslims lost i wonder whether that would have have happened if muslims did not have oil and gas fields given to them lavishly by Allah the All Powerful.

    Unfortunately tamils did not have anything built back after riots because tamilnadu does not have oil fields and tamils are only 80 million while the muslims are more than 1 billion.

  • 0
    0

    Hakeem — most ineffective and useless leader of Muslim community. He only thinks of himself and not his community. He does not care what happens to his people as far as he gets a position in the cabinet.

  • 0
    0

    Hakeem is a greedy opportunist who will sell his soul to the devil for $$$$

  • 0
    0

    Jim,

    The reason there is a Muslim shrine in Balangoda is because there lived a man there long before you were born that the Muslims of the area considered a Holy man.

    Over time, he passed on but his grave site became a place for prayers and pilgrimage.

    This practice has come over a century ago, and all the people of the area be they Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu have worshiped there.

    The land itself was maintained by a local family.

    No one from the Muslim side has claimed supremacy over Buddhism and they are quite comfortable with the fact that their faith is only 1438 years of age. Neither do they dispute the teachings of Jesus and Moses.

    So, don’t get your nose-hairs a twitter by creating a non-existent argument.

    All these recent incidents can be traced to the BBS and Sinhala Ravaya. They have not been satisfied with planting temples at every junction and bus-stand no one respects or uses. They want to create communal hatred and no better way to rouse someone than to talk about something that is being taken away from them!

    Get your facts in order before you start fingering!

  • 1
    2

    After Alutgama, Muslims – 99% of them – know that they have to vote for Maithri in order to get rid of Mara. So be assured Muslims will vote en bloc for Maithri on Jan 8th.

    Muslims do not believe anymore in politicians with Muslim names. Most of them know from personal contact with those politicians that they are prostitutes in politics for the money and perks. They are political prostitutes.

    Only an intellectually bankrupt Sinhala politician will invest in a politician with a Muslim name. Muslims themselves have realized that the Sri Lankan population structure is such that being owned by a “muslim” political party will only bring them grief. Break free.

    Muslims should not allow themselves to be owned by non Muslim parties too. Wait till they come to you. This is the strategic path and more beneficial to you.

    Have faith in Allah. Remember Aluthgama: when we were desperate we raised our hands to Him in supplication. And He sent us help in the form of the humanly unimaginable Common Alliance to start living in dignity once more.

    Mr Rauf Hakeem, you have still not asked forgiveness from the Almighty for aiding the religio monsters Mahinda Rajapakse, Gotabaya Rajapakse and Bebadu Nanasara – who have turned the art of money making out of religio communal politics into a fine art. If it is not too much to ask, please do the Muslims of Sri Lanka a favour by remaining with them. The Almighty may recognize this favour and reduce by a few degrees the heat of the Hell Fire that is your destiny.

    Sri Lankan Muslims must remember: NEVER SUPPORT POLITICIANS WITH MUSLIM NAMES WHO CLAIM EXCLUSIVELY TO REPRESENT MUSLIM INTERESTS. Be a beacon of light to the other communities too, to be weaned away from religio communal politics. This is the right path.

  • 1
    1

    Rauk Hakeem is a commercial politician. He goes wherever there is money. He is unlikely to cross over as the opposition has no money to buy people. He is now a politician like Mervin. A complete let down of the muslim people. Today the muslims are in a similar plight the way the Tamils were pushed into 70 years ago. MR needs passive , spineless people like Hakeem to fulfil his dirty agenda.

    Please let him stay with MR. He must never cross over!!!

  • 0
    0

    Hakeem is doing monkey politics. Where it get fruits it’s on there.wait and see he won’t help his people’s but jumps where he get bulk of own benefit Teach him a Islam what is halal and haraam. First kick out from his post then the Muslim s will enjoy our own rights.

  • 3
    1

    Where Rauf Hakeem sits or on which side the SLMC or any other Muslim entity is on, have become irrelevant. Most Muslims have already decided how they will vote. The same applies to the Sinhalese and Tamils too. All people want a CHANGE and hence there will be a change. A cup of coffee, as claimed by MR, may make a difference to politicians, but not to the people. The people amidst their many woes are watching the hilarious, but cynical jumping by their politicians. They need to laughter as therapy. The presidential election, will teach a lesson to our politicians and show them their place! The people cannot be hoodwinked any more. A peoples revolution is in the offing and it will be executed very quietly by them.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

  • 0
    1

    This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

  • 0
    0

    This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

  • 2
    0

    Muslims will not vote for Hakeem, As he is living on Government benefits instead of concerning the lives on Muslims in the community, Where he failed to protect the innocent muslims that barely suffered the violence led by the Government sponsored Bodu Bala Sena and raise of concern led the Muslims to oppose SLMC party’s methods that stands with Percy Mahinda Rajapaksa.

    Crossover to opposition or not, Still will never make difference and because the Muslims knows that SLMC is living under Government benefit led by Percy Mahinda Rajapaksa and not concerned about contributing to Muslim communities.

  • 1
    0

    This deadbeat politician should stay with the president… and go home with him too after the 08th of January!

  • 1
    0

    Whether Rauf Hakeem or Rishad Bathiudeen support who is not a question for any muslim. The vote is for MR or MS. Please your franchise prudently as neither Rauf Hakeem nor Rishad Bathiudeen can provide any security than the government in power. Most of the writers to the forum are anti Hakeem. We cannot simply write off Hakeem as he didn’t keep quiet after the Aluthgama incident. It is very difficult for the rulers when a minister in your government criticise you for the folly what you had done than a member of the oppisition. Hakeem and Rishad did that very well. In a recent interview by Sanath Jayasuriya, he stated that though there are Ministers, they are just onlookers as the king has his men to do the work in every ministry. He states that he has not done anything to Matara. This is the state of all government ministers. Yet, the time has come for a change for everyone, not only the muslims in common. The country has gone to the hands of the goons under the current regime with no rule of law, political nepotism, graft level, political thugerism and so forth. The so called cross over by politicians from one party to the other will not make any difference as they are after perks for sure. The people at large are intelligent enough to decide what is the best choice.

  • 0
    0

    Mahinda is performing a puppet show and Rauf is one of his fiddles.

    Rauf thinks he can fiddle his own vote bank but time has come that he will be fiddled out by them. He will summersault before his people saying ilā al-liqā’ (Good Bye) to Mahinda. Rauf will portray him a veeraya near to election and say ‘I am the Sultan of my people’ and X over to lick his own wound to reset his agenda for a Ministerial post in Ranil’s government. Will Ranil say F*** O** to him?

    Let’s wait and see.

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 300 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically shut off on articles after 10 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.