Mosque Destruction in Dambulla ?
Posted on April 26th, 2012
Dambulla and its picturesque, historical environs are very sacred to Buddhists. Muslims ought to know this, and accordingly close down their mosque.
Instead, they have become belligerent and threaten retaliation.
But first, a simple question must be posed to Sri Lankan Muslims and to Muslims in the wider world for some perspective, fairness and balance. Would Saudi Arabia and other Gulf sheikdoms, Iran included, allow Buddhism, the worship of Buddhism, let alone the construction of Buddhist temples, on their soil, in their lands?
The answer is a loud and categorical “NO”! Only Islam is allowed in the whole of the Gulf Region. All other religions or worship are banned. Yet Muslims the world over are freely allowed to worship anywhere, any place, in airports, in Malls, in Oxford Street, or in Galle Face Green.
Many of our poor Buddhist maids in the Muslim Middle East have been tortured, raped, their Buddha statues smashed, and even murdered by their Muslim employers in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. There have been no beheadings for Muslim murderers of Lankan maids.
So why should we put up with Muslim double standards? Muslims sound hypocritical when they clamor for religious rights, freedom of religion, tolerance,… when they absolutely deny the very same to others in the majority of Muslim countries, with perhaps the exception of Turkey.
Enough is enough. Their double standards must be exposed. Muslims must know their place in Sri Lanka. They have always acted in their own selfish interests first, and not that of the country.
Many Sri Lankans of other ethnic and religious groups also deem them to be unprincipled and opportunistic, parasitical on the Sinhala nation by their political expediency, devious trading relationships, and exploitation of poor Sinhala, especially in poor rural Sri Lanka.