Buddhist group vows to fight Islamization of Sri Lanka

Is any nation not fighting the scourge of Islamization? via Asia Times Online :: Sri Lanka’s anti-Muslim campaign fuels discord.

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka’s minority Muslim community is coming under intense pressure from a hard-line Buddhist monk organization allegedly linked to certain powerful individuals in the President Mahinda Rajapaksa-led administration.

The Buddhist Power Force, more commonly known as the “Bodu Bala Sena” (BBS) in the native Sinhala language has lashed out at the country’s second-largest minority, which makes up 9.2% of the population, demanding an outright ban on several Muslim

practices including the traditional dress code of women and halal dietary guidelines.

Just days after pressuring the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU), the apex religious body of Islamic Theologians in Sri Lanka into withdrawing the halal certification provided to companies in the country, the BBS is now targeting the traditional Muslim garb including the abaya (long black cloak), niqab (face cover) and hijab (head cover).

Addressing a news conference in Colombo, the group’s general secretary, Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara, said the Muslim attire was creating all kinds of social and security issues.

We will fight until this attire is banned from this country, so that there is no chance to unofficially enforce the Islamic Sharia Law in Sri Lanka, which is a Buddhist nation,” he said.

The government is yet to come out openly and condemn the victimization of the Muslim community, and even Muslim ministers in the government are quiet despite the continuous harassment of their community. Sri Lankan police chief N K Illangakoon has said that he will ensure the safety, security and equality of everyone, no matter to which race or religion they belong.

Meanwhile, veteran left-wing Sri Lankan politician Vasudeva Nanayakkara has expressed concerns over the increased activities of the BBS, warning that their activities can lead to riots in the country. The Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a body comprising of over 57 member countries, this week wrote to the Sri Lankan government expressing its concerns over the escalating ethnic tensions in the island.

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UpdateBuddhist group wants back their monestary that was taken over by Muslims

“Addressing a mass rally held in Kandy city in the Central Province Sunday, the national organizer of Bodu Bala Sena Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera said that the organization would not speak of Halal again since they had won the Halal issue. …

The Buddhist monk vowed that the Bodu Bala Sena would now take up the issue of removing a mosque that has allegedly taken over the Buddhist monastery in Kuragala.

Kuragala rock cave is believed to be a Buddhist monastery dating back to 2nd century BC, The Buddhist organization says that in recent times the Muslim fundamentalists have taken over the site and destroyed the evidence of Buddhist heritage.”

15 Responses

  1. Wish India could take some lessons from our smaller neighbor,the politicians are willing to go to any extent to appease the muslims to buy their votes,separate universities,reservations,tax benefits,now proposing separate courts for muslim youth,what we get in return is crime,population rise ,bomb blasts and forced religious conversions

  2. It seems all countries are having problems with the insurgence of Muslims attempting to change the culture. Sooner or later all of us will have to take sides?

  3. They must never give an cm to a dirty muslim because these devils will take a km. Muzzies must be beat back into the caves they come from until these savages evolve and can join the modern world of civilized nations.

  4. Reblogged this on just2bwise and commented:
    “HOORAY!” At least there is ONE country in this world willing to take a STAND against these “Mudslimes!”

  5. you have buddihsts mad? ONLY muzzies!

  6. Sent from my iPad

  7. My friend D.L. Brand reports that she has been blocked from commenting. ls that the result of an error or glitch, or is there some good cause for blocking her?

    • a bunch of comments were marked as spam due to calling for violence – hence the new note above the comment box

      we don’t have time or patience to deal with it

  8. Pray for them! More Power to them for standing up!

  9. Will you please clen up your.comments….I’d like my grandson to get educated by reading this blog/. Knock off the blue speech. .

  10. [...] articles denouncing Sri Lanka for “persecuting” its Muslim minority. The latest horrifying act of persecution by the Buddhist country is a proposal to ban various Burka like arguments that oppress women and [...]

    • The word horrifying is actually ridiculous used in this context..eg horrifying, horrific etc should only be applied when acts are truly horrific, like beheading, thats horrific, like suicide bombing, thats horrifying, raping women, thats horrific,, in fact these are all standard fare for the so-called persecuted muslims…so sick and tired of the aggressors playing the victim…they do it sooo well!

  11. The problem here is that the Muslims here are not militant. As an ex Buddhist atheist I know how barbaric buddhies are. They’ve tried to hurt me several times because I questioned the ethics of karma in Buddhism.i just hope that both buddhies and muzzies kill themselves. #DeathToBuddhism

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