Monday, 29 September 2014

Butchers Of The Muslims Get Together

By Hilmy Ahamed -
Hilmy Ahamed
Hilmy Ahamed
The Butcher Of Rohinga Muslims Participates In A Buddhist Convection In Sri Lanka
The nail on the coffin was driven for co-existence and peace amongst the Muslims and Buddhist community in Sri Lanka, with the arrival of Ven. Ashin Wirathu, the leader of the dreaded 969 movement in Myanmar for the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS).
Ven. Ashin Wirathu is the architect of the hate and campaign of violence by Buddhist extremist against the innocent Rohinga Muslims. These Buddhist extremists, at the instigation of Ven. Ashin Wirathu have slaughtered thousands of innocent Muslim women, children and men.
Time Magazine, in June 2013 branded Ven. Ashin Wirathu as “the face of Buddhist Terror, with a cover page story of atrocities perpetuated by this terrorist in robes. He is also known as the butcher of Burmese Muslims. Some have even likened his 959 movement, to a Myanmar form of neo Nazism group,.
Ven. Ashin Wirathu’s arrival in Sri Lanka was at the invitation of the Secretary General of the Bodu Bala Sena, Ven. Galagode Aththe Gnanasara Thero, who visited Myanmar in March 2014 and personally invited him to visit Sri Lanka.
The nexus between the BBS and 969 movement is seen by the Muslim community as the biggest threat to their peace.
Photo courtesy - Foreign Correspondents' Association of Sri Lanka Facebook page
Photo courtesy – Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Sri Lanka Facebook page
Speaking at the convention, Ven. Ashin Wirathu confirmed the support and partnership of the 969 Movement in Myanmar with the Bodu Bala Sena. He also thanked president Mahinda Rajapaksa for issuing him the visa to participate at the convention, despite the protests by Muslim organizations.
The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka and several other civil society, political and religious leadership vehemently opposed granting Ven. Ashin Wirathu an entry visa because of the violence and crime committed by him on the Rohinga Muslims. These protests fell on deaf ears of the government and he was officially granted permission to land in Sri Lanka.
The unexpected participant at the convention was Ven. Kirama Wimalajothi Thero, the leader of the BBS who had distanced himself from the BBS after Ven. Ganansara’s hate speech that ignited the riots in Aluthgamaand Beruwela and killed seven, displaced thousands and caused damages to houses and property running in to many billions. He accused the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulema (ACJU), the Muslim premier religious leadership, accused the All Ceylon Jamiathul Ulema (ACJU) the premier Muslim religious leadership as terrorist organisation. He did not elaborate or provide any evidence for his accusation.
The various speakers at the convention delivered fiery speeches demanding absolute dominance of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.
CEO of the Bodu Bala Sena, Dilanthe Withanage demanded constitutional changes to include, changing the name of Sri Lanka to Sinhalaye, Ban the propagation of other religions, demanded that the National Flag must be changed in order to recognize the Sinhalese community only and not the minorities, Make Sinhala language the only official language and for Sri Lanka to have only one culture – the Sinhala culture among other chauvinistic diatribe.
Ven. Gnanasara claimed that the convention was organized to send a clear message to the politicians to follow them or perish. He further said that they would make sure that they would elected again only if they allow the Bodu Bala Sena principles of Buddhist supremacy.
He further went on to proudly claim that the BBS is no longer a Sri Lankan organisation. From today, it would be an international organisation. He wants to follow the footsteps of Anagarika Dharmapala to form a global Buddhist supremacy community. He further went on to incite the large gathering of Buddhist monks by misquoting a number of verses of the holy Quran. This is similar to the hate speech he made at Aluthgama in June 2014.
Ven. Gnanasara in his speech also threatened to “take care” of the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka after the convention. The Muslim council spearheaded a campaign to deny entry visa to Ven. Ashin Wirathu.
Above all, it is indeed regrettable that the government granted permission for a racist convention in the name of Buddhism to take place when racial tensions are very high in Sri Lanka. Previous attempts by the four Mahanayake’s (the Chief prelates of the different Buddhist chapters) to call for a Buddhist convention was prevented by the Government.
In February 2010, chief prelates of all four chapters decided to hold a special Sangha Convention when Gen.Sarath Fonseka had been arrested. The monks wanted to request the government through the Convention to stop the prosecution of the war-winning army commander.  It was claimed that pressure was brought in on the chief prelates to cancel the convention. The senior most monks caved in.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Sri Lanka Muslim Council expresses concern over the visit of the controversial Buddhist monk from Myanmar

 Sri Lanka Muslim Council expresses concern over the visit of the controversial Buddhist monk from Myanmar
Sat, Sep 27, 2014, 01:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 27, Colombo: It has been reported that the radical Buddhist monk from Myanmar Ashin Wirathu has arrived in Sri Lanka to attend the Maha Sangha Council meeting of Sri Lankan Buddhist Organization Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) on Sunday September 28.
The visit of the monk, labeled as the "Buddhist Bin Laden of Burma", for his violent anti-Muslim sentiments, to Sri Lanka has alarmed the Muslim community in the island nation.
The Sri Lanka Muslim Council has written to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa urging him deny visa to the controversial monk to visit the country.
In the letter, the Muslim Council says Ashin Wirathu thera has been responsible for hundreds of Muslims murdered by extremist Buddhists.
"The presence of such a person who has caused so much violence on the Burmese Muslims would be a real threat to peace and peaceful co-existence in Sri Lanka," the Council wrote.
"His presence and speech at the Sangha Council meeting may incite further violence against the Muslims similar to the speech of Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero made in Aluthgama which caused the rioting in Aluthgama and Beruwela in June 2014," the SLMC told the President.
The Council said in its letter if Ven. Ashin Virathu is granted permission to visit the country, the Government of Sri Lanka faces the possibility of being accused of tacit support to Buddhist extremist groups who are indulging in a hate campaign against minorities in Sri Lanka.
The Muslim Council urged the President to ensure that no visa is granted to Ven. Ashin Wirathu to visit Sri Lanka as he would pose a serious threat to peace in the country.

The BBS has confirmed that Ashin Wirathu thera has arrived in Sri Lanka Friday night. The group has dismissed the Muslim Council's concerns saying that Wirathu Thera is not a convict of any violence and no one could oppose the visit of a Buddhist leader.

BBS-Wirathu Alliance: Is Sri Lanka Heading Towards A Rohingya Type Attack On Island’s Besieged Muslims?

By Latheef Farook -

Latheef Farook
Latheef Farook
The alliance between anti Muslim Sri Lankan racist outfit Bodu Bala Senaand Burma’s   blood thirsty Buddhist Monk Ashin Wiruthu, responsible for slaughtering thousands of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, spells disaster for the island.
This extremely dangerous alliance, brought together by their common hatred towards Islam and Muslims, perhaps trained and financed by their new found  Israel and United States friends , has all the ingredients to turn the island into a killing field from which it may unlikely to recover for decades  to come  under the existing  local and global political environment.
This unholy alliance fits into the Zionist sponsored and United States led global anti Muslim campaign to justify the invasion and destruction of   Muslim countries. This is the reason why the Muslims suspect the hate mongers as mercenaries of foreign forces.
The growing fear among the island’s besieged Muslim community is that “BBS-Asin Wirathu Alliance” may lead to a Rohingya type attack on the island’s Muslims.
Already the Sinhalese extremists led by Jathika Hela Urumaya and what is perceived as its fronts such as BBS, Sinhala Ravaya and Ravana Balakaya managed to poison the minds of Sinhalese against Muslims to justify such an attack on Muslims. In fact JHU’s Udaya Gammanpila even stated once that “a 1915 type Sinhala-Muslim riot is inevitable”.
It appears this hate campaign unleashed during the past three and half years   had already dented the centuries old traditional harmonious relations between Sinhalese and Muslims.
However there are signs of hope for the island. Responsible elements among the Sinhalese started waking up to the threat posed by these extremists to their society. Many admit that extremists have already caused considerable damage to the image of Buddhism and the Sinhalese community.
On the other hand the Muslims begin to realize that this is not a conflict between Sinhalese and Muslims, but the work of few hundreds of extremists who do not represent   the Sinhalese community as they claim. It was under this atmosphere that the BBS leaders met Myanmar’s Monk Ashin Wirathu, described by Time magazine as the “Monk of Terror” in March this year.
Local mainstream media which usually give wide publicity to Sinhalese extremists and help promote their agendas were quiet about this meeting. However breaking the news website COLOMBO Telegraph   stated on 12 March 2014 under the headline Buddhist Bin Laden’ To Visit Sri Lanka: “We’ve Not Signed Any Agreement with 969 Movement”: BBS
“We have not signed any agreement with Burma’s Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu or the 969 movement”, the Chief Executive Officer of the Bodu Bala Sena Dilanthe Withanage told Colombo Telegraph. He said the caption of the photograph, which is circulating via social media saying “the BBS has come to an agreement with Burma’s terrorist 969 movements”, is a slander. “This picture was taken while our secretary Ven.Galagoda Atte Gnanasara signing the visitors’ book.” he said. Ashin Wiruthu, widely known as the Burma’s ‘Bin Laden of Buddhism’ has been invited to Sri Lanka.
Nine days later on 21 March 2014 Ceylon Today published a report by Ruwan Laknath Jayakody under the headline”BBS invites Ashin Wirathu Thera to visit SL “
The man that Time Magazine dubbed ‘The Face of Buddhist Terror,’ Leader of the 969 Movement in Myanmar, who is notorious for his anti-Islam rhetoric, Ven. Ashin Wirathu Thera, will be arriving in the island on an invitation by the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS).
BBS General Secretary, Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera said, “There is no need for a hullabaloo yet. We will let the relevant people know in due course. We have invited him and he will come and we will have a meeting. That is all. The media does not need to know for how long he will stay here. We will plan it and reveal it at the appropriate time.” BBS Education and Research Unit Chief Coordinator, Chamila Liyanage, said, “Even though the dates are not confirmed yet, he is definitely coming.
“Buddhist countries in the Asiatic region are facing difficulties and even violence from the Muslims and the other religions in the region. The best example comes from Thailand, Myanmar and Bangladesh. This is the very reason why Ven. Wirathu decided to start the 969 Movement in Myanmar. We visited Thailand and Myanmar and we will be visiting other countries in East Asia. We will definitely be starting an international network with global reach with likeminded Buddhist civil society institutions, Buddhist scholars and Buddhist activist organizations in these countries. With Ven. Wirathu Thera we will be discussing strategic plans for at least a regional network for the time being, for which we need a concrete plan,” he added.
These reports disturb specially Muslims.
Ashin Wirathu, leader of the anti-Muslim movement in Burma, has been a “notorious chauvinist”. In its cover story the TIME magazine described Ashin Wirathu: The Monk behind Burma’s “Buddhist Terror”. His apartheid-like speech stirred shocked reaction on Twitter, with users calling the monk a “neo-Nazi” inciting anti-Muslim pogroms in Burma.
His 969 Anti Muslim organization, together with the Myanmar armed forces, killed thousands of Muslim men, women, children and the aged, burnt Muslim localities and indiscriminately raped Muslim women besides looting Muslim properties and belongings. They   threw bodies of hundreds of Muslims killed into the Bay of Bengal and covered the dead bodies with clothes usually worn by Buddhists and claimed that they are the remains of Buddhist people who became victims.
It is this Ashin Wirathu whom the BBS is inviting to Sri Lanka. This is like inviting Hitler, Mussolini, Ariel Sharon, Menachem Begin or Benjamin Netanyahu.
Sri Lanka is not Myanmar. Myanmar is a country which lived in isolation for decades.  It was cut away from the world. However Sri Lanka has a long history of civilization and played a dynamic role in the Third World affairs and earned a name for it.
Muslim world has traditionally been friendly with Sri Lanka.
Our economy is tied to many Muslim countries. Almost a million Sri Lankans are employed in the Gulf States and their annual remittance exceeds   six billion dollars. This brings relief to millions of   families.   In fact employment opportunities abroad have become the largest foreign exchange earner to the island.
Muslim countries always came to rescue Sri Lanka in times of crisis. For example  in the   United Nations sponsored United Nations Human Rights  Council resolution   on March 27 in Geneva calling for a comprehensive investigation    into alleged serious violations and abuses of human rights, committed by both parties in Sri Lanka,  of the 12 countries voted against five were Muslim countries. This included Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Algeria and Maldives .If not for these five Muslim countries Sri Lanka would have got only seven votes. Four of the countries abstained were Muslim
and no Muslim country voted for the resolution in the 47-member UNHRC in Geneva.
Do the Sinhalese extremists who have unleashed a destructive campaign against Muslims understand the seriousness of their anti Muslim madness?
Under the circumstance do we need to jeopardize these friendly relations for the sake of few hundreds of extremists who suspected as Zionist Jewish mercenaries help implement Zionist global anti Muslim campaign here in the island.?  Under such circumstance is it wise for Sri Lanka to allow these extremists to hijack the country and hobnob with mass murderers of Myanmar Muslims.
On the other hand Muslims worldwide are carefully watching the ongoing anti Muslim campaign in Sri Lanka. They were also aware of the carnage against Muslim in Aluthgama, Dharga Town and Beruwala in June this year under the watchful eyes of police and Special Task Forces.
We are not living in the pre colonial era. We are part of the world and the world is not part of Sri Lanka as these extremists think.
The price the country will be made to pay for the ongoing attacks on the island’s Muslim community will be unpredictable.
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Sri Lanaka Welcomes Terrorist, Spurns Saint

This morning Ahsin Wirathu, leader of the 969 Burmese terrorist movement[1] and self-proclaimed ‘Buddhist bin Laden’[2], landed in Sri Lanka this morning. He will attend the BBS’ so called ‘Great Sangha Council’, undoubtedly voicing his trademark toxic message of hate, violence and terror that unleashed death and destruction on tens of thousands of Burmese Muslims.
Wirathu_2616790bThe 969, an organization very similar to the BBS, plays a critical role in stoking inter-ethnic conflict in Burma. For example, its influence was inescapable in two recent incidents. The first, in June and October 2012, 969 inspired clashes between Buddhists and Muslims left almost 200 people dead and around 140,000 displaced the great majority of them Muslims.[3] The second, involved a dispute at a shop which led to anti-Muslim violence. The brutal killing of a Buddhist monk sharply escalated the situation, led to riots by a 1,000-strong mob resulting in widespread destruction of Muslim neighbourhoods, and left at least 44 people dead, including twenty students at an Islamic school.[4] The mother of one of the students, said “my son was killed because he was Muslim, nothing else.” [5]
These incidents bring haunting echoes of the recent events at Aluthgama, where at least four were reported dead, and 165 injured and 150 buildings burnt by mobs after a BBS rally was held in the town. Over the past two years Sri Lanka’s Muslims have been terrorized by groups like the BBS – they have been subjected to violence, intimidation and hate. Their places of worship have been desecrated, their homes invaded and their security lost. The war’s end has brought greater fear for life and property for Muslims –but not peace.
Post-war Sri Lanka has the opportunity to heal from its bloody past, cut repeating cycles of violence and rebuild harmony, peace and tranquility. Instead of accepting requests from globally respected peaceful saints like the Dalai Lama to visit Sri Lanka[6], the government has encouraged the rise of terrorist groups like the BBS and turned a blind eye to violence against its own citizens. Today, after having refused the Dalai Lama and won a thirty yearlong battle against one of the world’s most sophisticated terrorist organisations, it has allowed a terrorist leader to enter Sri Lanka.
As the government’s popularity dwindles does it need another war to remain in power? Does this government need terrorists and not saints for its survival?

[4] ibid

Friday, 19 September 2014

ISI Is Actively Funding The BBS: Indian News Portal

The Indian news portal states the extremist group Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) is being actively funded by Pakistan’s Inter Service Intelligence (ISI), in their attempts to push its South Indian agenda.
BBS Gnanasara
BBS Gnanasara
In a news report that appeared on the site this afternoon,  it states that the formation of the BBS was a turning point for the ISI that was desperately attempting to get a foothold in Sri Lanka for the past few years. According to the news report, the anti-Muslim agenda propagated by the BBS within the Muslim community had led the Muslims seeking for cover and protection, right into the hands of the ISI.
Rediff has quoted a source who has claimed that ISI’s Colombo module grew in strength only following the prominence of the BBS and its Buddhist supremacy agenda, which they state was cleverly exploited by the former Pakistani High Commission Consular Officer in Sri Lanka, Amir Zubair Siddiqui to send his agents into Muslim dominated areas to spread the word about the BBS and how the Muslims are in dire need of protection.  The ‘source’ has noted that it was this strategy that helped the ISI module in Colombo to grow into over 50 operatives within just one year, as opposed to the meager five they had during the past decade.
The news report has also noted that for the ISI, the Colombo operations are very significant as their attempt is to set up dedicated routes between Colombo and the Kodikkarai fishing port in Tamil Nadu in order to deploy it as a smuggling route for drugs, arms as well as to send in cadres.
Meanwhile, BBS CEO Dilanthe Withanage responding to the claims made about his organisation being funded by the ISI said that he is not surprised by the allegations.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if these people say that the Almighty God is also a creation of the BBS. They are extremists,” he said.
He added the allegations made against the BBS are ways in which they are attempting to justify their presence in Sri Lanka while stating Pakistani extremists have been maintaining links in Sri Lanka for the past few years, which he claims was made evident by the clashes that occurred in Beruwala in 2009.
*Editor’s note;  This article was amended to add Dilanthe Withanage’s comment. An earlier version of this story said; “Colombo Telegraph has been unable to reach BBS CEO Dilanthe Withanage for comment.”
thanks CMBT

Tuesday, 16 September 2014


Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
The backbiter shall not enter in paradise.

[Refernce: Sahih Muslim]

Major sins are indeed the cause for all misery, evil and torment in this world and the hereafter.

And the worst of all sins are those that are greatest in harm and danger to humanity. Among the destructive major sins are backbiting and slandering. These two sins are forbidden by Allah(God) because they sow enmity, evils and discord among people and lead to destruction. They cause hostilities between people of the same household and between neighbors and relatives. They can decrease in good deeds and increase in evil ones and lead to dishonor and ignominy.

Backbiting and slandering are shame and disgrace. Their perpetrator is detested and he shall not have a noble death. Allah forbids these acts, as He says in the Qur'an:

"Backbiting and Gossiping are from the most vilest and despicable of things, yet the most widely spread amongst mankind, such that no one is free from it except for a few people."

Backbiting (gheebah) means mentioning something about a person (in his absence), that he hates (to have mentioned), whether it is about: His body, his religious characteristics, his worldly affairs, his self, his physical appearance, his character, his wealth, his child, his father, his wife, his manner of walking, his smile, it is the same whether you mention that about him with words, through writings, or whether you point or indicate him by gesturing with your eyes, hand or head.

As for the body, is when you make fun of how someone looks, or mentioning any bad quality in him, as saying: "he is blind", "he limps", "he is bleary-eyed", "he is bald", "he is short", "he is tall", "he is black", "he is yellow", "he's too thin", "he's too fat". As for his religious qualities, it is when you say: "he is a sinner", "he is a thief", "he is a betrayer", "he is an oppressor", "he doesn't pray", "he prays so fast", "he does not behave well towards his parents", "he does not pay the Zakat duly"." As for the worldly matters, then it is when you say: "he has poor manners", "he does not think that anyone has a right over him", "he talks too much" …etc

Allah God Almighty says in the Qur'an:

"O you who believe! Avoid much suspicion, in deeds some suspicions are sins. And spy not neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear Allah, verily, Allah is The One Who accepts repentance, Most Merciful" (Qur'an 49: 12)

In this verse, Allah strongly forbids backbiting, and he compares the backbiter to one who eats the flesh of his dead brother. If he would hate eating the flesh of his brother, he should also hate to eat his flesh while he is alive by backbiting and slandering him.

When one reflects deeply over this assimilation it will be enough to keep one away from backbiting.

Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated that Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said:

"Do you know what backbiting is?” They said, “Allah and His Messenger know best.” He then said, “It is to say something about your brother that he would dislike.” Someone asked him, “But what if what I say is true?” The Messenger of Allah said, “If what you say about him is true, you are backbiting him, but if it is not true then you have slandered him."

Backbiting is so widespread among people that it has become an issue of people’s meetings and an avenue for expressing their anger, misgivings and jealousy. Those who indulge in backbiting are hiding their own imperfections and harming others. They are oblivious of the fact that they are only harming themselves.

This is because the backbiter if the wrongdoer and his victim is the wronged, on the Day of Resurrection both the wrongdoer and the wronged will stand before Allah Who is the Just Judge and the wronged will appeal to Allah to avenge the wrong done to him, Allah will then give this wronged person from the good deeds of the person who wronged him in accordance with his wrong by backbiting his brother on a Day that no father will give his son any of his good deeds nor a friend to his friend. All will be saying, ‘Myself, myself.’

Ibn 'Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) once passed by two graves and said:

"Verily, they (occupants of graves) are both being tormented and they are not being tormented for something major." In the report from Al-Bukhari:

"Rather, it is indeed something major. As for the first one, he used to go around spreading gossip (nameemah) and as for the other, and then he used not to protect himself from his own urine." [2]
The scholars say the meaning of "and they are not being tormented for something major" is "something major" according to their opinion or "something major" for them to have abandoned doing.

Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) also said:

"Who protects his tongue from unlawful utterances and his private parts from illegal sexual intercourse; I shall guarantee him entrance into Paradise."

Also Abu Mousa Al-Ash’aree narrated that Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said:

"I asked the Messenger of Allah: Who is the best Muslim? The Messenger of Allah replied, "He is the one from whom Muslims are safe from the evil of his tongue and hands."

And Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudree narrated that Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said:

"When man wakes up in the morning each day, all parts of the body warn the tongue saying, ‘Fear Allah as regards us for we are at your mercy; if you are upright, we will be upright and if you are crooked, we become crooked."

So, Muslims, you should beware of slipping of your tongues and do not give it free hand to wreak havoc on you. For a too free tongue destroys its owner and causes him calamities and evils.

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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Sri Lankan Muslims Call Upon IS Leader To Stop Killing Innocent Humans

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) has called upon the leader of the terror group Islamic State (IS) – Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to put an immediate stop to the massacre of innocent humans in the name of Islam.
Describing these executions as ‘cheap and abusive students’ carried out by the brutal terrorists to intimidate the whole world, Ahamed has pointed out that these actions have no place in Islam or in the teaching of Prophet Muhammad.MCSL Vice President Hilmy Ahamed releasing a statement has condemned the continued executions of innocent civilians, journalists and aid workers by the IS of which the most recent victim is American journalist Steven Sotloff.
“Islam forbids torture, harassment and murder of even combatants,” he has written, to further emphasize his arguments.
He has gone on to state that these actions of the IS are crimes that should be condemned by all nations and have called upon the international community including all Islamic countries to act decisively against the IS who have embarked on a killing spree that Islam forbids.
“We also call upon all Muslims around the word to engage in prayers for the victims,” the statement further read.