Muslims in Sri Lanka are being targeted by the majority Buddhists (the Sinhalese). Mosques are being destroyed, Muslim businesses are being attacked and preparations by well-funded hate groups are gathering momentum. The local media is fuelling the animosity, by flooding the airwaves with anti-Muslim speeches by Buddhist monks, politicians and hate group leaders. Anti-Muslim marches led by Monks are taking place on a daily basis. There is an extremely ominous atmosphere developing in Sri Lanka which is likely to cause blood-baths like we saw in Burma (Myanmar) recently in the horrible Buddhist offensive against its minority Muslims.
If no action is taken to put pressure on the Sri Lanka government to take immediate action to clamp down on the Buddhist hate groups, horrible things are about to happen. It also appears there are hidden foreign hands kindling the fires of hate against Muslims.
Lanka Muslims are descendants of mostly Arabs who married Sri Lankan women. They are well known to be enterprising and hard-working, as traders, industrialists, farmers, gem merchants, engineers, architects, scientists, medical doctors and excelling in every other field, despite the numerous obstacles they were faced with. This vibrant community has earned the envy of the Buddhists who are traditionally lazy. (In the Sinhalese folk songs they ‘proudly’ sing about themselves: “Sinhalaya modaya, kevun kanta yodaya” – translated, it means, “the Sinhalese are fools: all that they are masters at is eating ‘kevun’, the traditional Sinhalese oil cake”).
The Buddhists seem believe the only way to put Muslims down is by destroying their businesses, places of worship and ethnic-cleansing.
The Sinhala Buddhist army has committed many war crimes against the Hindus (Tamils). The UN is breathing on the neck of the Lanka government, but, the Buddhists, drunken with the false pride of having put down the Tamil uprising, are now yelling war cries against Muslims.
Throughout history, Muslims have been crucial allies for the Senegalese, in defending the nation from foreign invaders. Muslim armies had come from India to protect Sri Lanka, but the the present day Sinhalese are suffering from acute dementia and ingratitude.
This ingratitude is also quite evident from the Sri Lanka government’s failure to remember the helping hands of the Arab nations during Sri Lanka’s many difficult times, by supplying oil at reduced prices, funding various infra-structure projects, giving outright financial aid as well as easy loans.
The Arab countries are also beneficent sources for the inflow of large sums of money through Sri Lankans employed there.
If all the Arab countries took a joint decision to cut off relations with Sri Lanka, that would certainly make the Buddhists realize their follies. The Arab countries need to at least remind Sri Lanka of such a consequence if the latter does not take immediate action to stop the Buddhist onslaught.
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Silence over anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka was torn apart by a 26-year-long armed conflict that ended in May 2009, primarily between the Sri Lankan Armed Forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Numerous violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law were reported by both parties.
More recently the state has failed to investigate incidents of anti-Muslim violence, mainly carried out by extremist Buddhist groups. A Human Rights Watch relates the events that occurred in June 15, 2014, after a rally led by the ultra-nationalist Buddhist Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS) organisation, leaving at least four Muslims dead, 80 injured, and numerous homes and businesses destroyed in the town of Aluthgama and surrounding areas.
In 2013, after a week-long visit, Navi Pillay, then UN Commissioner for Human Rights, sharply criticised the government for its human rights record and said that Sri Lanka was “showing signs of heading in an increasingly authoritarian direction”.