Rizana provokes new thinking on many fronts
Posted on January 12th, 2013

Courtesy The Daily News

The execution of Rizana Rafeed has been correctly condemned by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a large section of the international community and important human rights organizations. It stands out as one of the worst examples of human brutality in the name of law and calls into question the strong defense made of certain aspects of Sharia Law, by persons both in Sri Lanka and abroad.

The beheading of Rizana Rafeed, tragic as it is, comes hardly as a surprise judging from the long record of injustice by the Saudi authorities on this matter. To claim that the final act of brutality was part of Saudi Law, does not detract from the suffering she was made to undergo from the time of her being handed over to Police custody. This includes the very early sentence of death, the many obstacles to the process of legal appeal, the failure to provide her with adequate legal counsel, and the refusal to accept the fact of her being a juvenile during the committing of the alleged crime, despite evidence being accepted by the court.

It also raises important questions about our own position on the export of labour from the country, with regard to the protection we can afford to them as a State when they serve abroad, and the very process of selection for employment abroad. Although not Rizana’s fault, the very process of her selection and despatch to Saudi Arabia for domestic service as a “housemaid” raises important questions. It is now established that she was a minor at the time of her selection and sending out for employment. The forgery of her birth certificate and consequent falsifying of her passport details, to show that she was a major and all that followed, raises many questions about the process of screening applicants for foreign employment, and the ugly role played by most foreign employment agencies and their own sub-agents and in this task, as well as the authorities responsible for the proper handling of this work.

Unregistered employment agents

Rizana Rafeed is no more. The least we can do in her memory is to set this process of selection of right, free of the corruption that has been pervading it for several decades, with huge amounts of money being earned by registered and unregistered employment agents and no doubt by willing accomplices in the official institutions that are involved in this work. An immediate task is to introduce the most fool proof method of ascertaining the accurate or most approximate age of an applicant without sole dependence on a birth certificate, the forgery of which is not the stuff of rocket science. With today’s advances in technology it is not difficult to include the certification of proper or approximate age of an applicant from the medical records that have to be submitted. Bio-metric evidence could easily be obtained, and judging by the huge amounts applicants for foreign employment fork out to please job agents, the additional payment of such a fee could hardly make a difference.

There is also the necessity to carry proper and regular screening of the persons or organizations registered as foreign employment agents, and have good inspections of their earnings by the tax department and any other institutions that would be required to study such information for the evidence it may provide of illegal earnings, particularly the extortion of hopeful foreign employees.

The Rights of Women

We are fully aware of the massive protests that broke out in India, after the gang raping of a 23-year-old medical student in New Delhi shortly before Christmas last year. Indian women, initially the students and young women, then others and men too, were galvanized into strong protests, in the face of apparent indifference or lack of feeling by the government for the plight of women, who are the daily or hourly victims of attacks by men, in a wholly patriarchal society where women are traditionally oppressed.

The widespread nature of these protests and the pressure these brought on the government, the Police and all political parties have compelled the state and politicians in India to think of new and speedy action to provide immediate protection to women, in the form of better policing, speedy trials and possibly severe punishments for the guilty.

Sri Lanka does not have a patriarchal society as found in India. There is much more respect for women and their rights, with Buddhism playing an important role in his attitude in society towards women, although some who proclaim to be the defenders of Buddhist thinking today, seek to impose more burdens and restraints on women. However, the protests in India, draws attention to the downright failure of women’s’ organizations in Sri Lanka to pay any heed to the plight of nearly a million of our women abroad, who toil daily, and suffer hardship, humiliation, assault and both male and female violence, in the struggle to send in the remittances not only for the support of their families, but also for the sustenance of the national economy.

Rizana Rafeed is no more, but there are certainly hundreds or even thousands of other women undergoing great suffering in countries abroad, especially on the Middle East, including in countries of the so-called Arab Spring and its funders and opponents, whose voices of agony are hardly heard back at home in Sri Lanka. It will take the return of a woman with nails driven into her body, and the shocking instance of Riana’s execution to draw attention to this continuing tragedy faced by our women, about which our so-called women’s rights activists who can be very vociferous on some internal political causes (some, but very few, of importance) but prefer to remain tight lipped and deliberately silent on these issues of women’s rights and protection. The death of Rizana will do much to expose the hypocrisy in the so-called women’s rights organizations in Sri Lanka on the plight of a such a large number of the women population of the country, and also if it helps throw up new and more committed and effective leaders of women. These should be women whose activities are not solely intended to draw increased funding from organizations and governments abroad, but who can generate the necessary support from within the country and among our own people to fight for the rights of our own women.

Crime and punishment

The agony over the execution of Rizana Rafeed should also be a good opportunity to look more deeply into the issue of crime and punishment in Sri Lanka, especially at the increasing calls that are being made for a return to the death penalty, which was initially suspended during the days of the late Prime Minister SWRD Bandaranaike, and which after a brief resumption, has remained suspended for more than three decades. We read today, often reported with glee, how advertisements are placed for the recruitment of hangmen, and also about tenders for the supply of the hangman’s rope. The gallows at Welikada is reported to be getting lubrication and weight tests are being done on the gallows.


Rizana Nafeek’s parents

This is a good time to remember that Rizana Rafeed was ultimately the victim of the death penalty as practiced in another country, in a different manner and in public. However, whether it is a public beheading or hanging in a confined place the fact is the snatching away of the life of a human being.

Those who remain aghast at what happened to Rizana Rafeed, would do well to ponder on the fact that what matters is not the gruesome nature of her killing, but the very fact of such killing, when society takes upon itself the right to take the life of human being, especially when there is no good evidence that a penalty imposed as revenge, which is more or less the case in the death penalty, does not contribute to the reduction of crime, as seen from the evidence of most countries of the world today.

This is also a good time to look again at some of the worst aspects of Sharia Law, one example of which is public execution as happened to Rizana, and tell those who come forward to defend the practice of certain aspects of Sharia in our country, and insist they have to be understood and tolerated, despite their very brutality, with no consideration for the overall traditions and trends in this country that are against such violence whether directed at humans or animals.

It is also a good time for those who defend the inhumane aspects of Sharia, as practiced in states such as Saudi Arabia, and condone it as being the law of the land, to pay more heed to the culture and traditions through which the social and legal traditions of this country have largely evolved from a combination of Buddhism and Hinduism, and the impact of some of the later liberal thinking of colonial rulers.

Saudi execution of Sri Lankan maid broke international law: UN

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1313973–saudi-execution-of-sri-lankan-maid-broke-international-law-un

U.N. chief dismayed by Saudi beheading of Sri Lanka maid

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2013/1/12/worldupdates/2013-01-11T191951Z_1_BRE90A10Y_RTROPTT_0_UK-SRILANKA-SAUDI-MAID-UN&sec=Worldupdates

UN voices “ƒ”¹…”deep dismay’ over execution of Sri Lankan woman in Saudi Arabia

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=43904&Cr=death+penalty&Cr1=#.UPCXN3ezn6A

For Saudi Arabia’s foreign domestic workers, employers’ word is virtually law

The execution of Sri Lankan maid Rizana Nafeek, accused of strangling a baby she was caring for, highlights the lack of legal protections for foreign domestic workers in Saudi Arabia.
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2013/0111/For-Saudi-Arabia-s-foreign-domestic-workers-employers-word-is-virtually-law?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+feeds%2Fworld+%28Christian+Science+Monitor+|+World%29

‘Some domestic workers work up to 100 hours a week

http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/middle-east/some-domestic-workers-work-up-to-100-hours-a-week

 

20 Responses to “Rizana provokes new thinking on many fronts”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Barbaric Sharia Law.

    Why Muslims don’t consider Sharia Law BARBARIC?

    Their COVERT support for Sharia Law is a BIG THREAT to peace.

  2. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Warlord Abdulaziz raided many places in Najd to feed his family. On the night of January 15, 1902, 26 years old warlord Abdulaziz led 40 men climbed over the walls of the city of Riyadh on tilted palm trees and took the city of Riyadh. The Rashidi governor of the city of Riyadh, Ajlan, was killed in front of his own fortress – Masmak fort. Beginning with the conquest city of Riyadh in 1902, Warlord Abdulaziz consolidated his control over the Najd in 1922, and then conquered the Hijaz in 1925. The Wahhabis and UK supported warlord Abdulaziz and legitimized warlord Abdulaziz and his fight against the Ottoman Empire. Having conquered almost all of central Arabia, UK supported warlord Abdulaziz united his dominions into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932 and changed his name as King Saud bin Abdulaziz. Since then the House of Saud always supports UK and its allies including USA. Warlord Abdulaziz married more than twenty women and fathered over sixty eight children including all of the subsequent kings of Saudi Arabia.Today more than 7,000 princes in the House of Saud, the result of multiple wives and lots of progeny.
    In 1863 the Illuminati Ashkenazi Khazar Rothschilds used one of their agents in USA, John D. Rockefeller to form an oil business called Standard Oil which eventually took over all of its competition in USA. Oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia in 1938 by US geologists working for Standard Oil. Standard Oil obtained a 50 year concession granted by Abdulaziz for an immediate payment of 30,000 gold sovereigns, veritably one of the greatest bargains in history. When the extent of breathtakingly large oil reserves became evident in Saudi Arabia, Exxon, Texaco Mobil and others joined in to form the mighty Aramco consortium.
    In exchange for security of the House of Saud dynasty by USA, the Saudi Arabia’s oil wealth and revenues have been handed over for exploitation and benefit of the Zionists and their Wall Street Corporations. The House of Saud regime controls “the largest family business” in the world without any popular mandate or accountability.
    When Warlord Abdulaziz took control of the Holy Places in Arabia from the Ottoman Empire with British support, he destroyed 15 centuries of Islamic heritage, including the desecration of the tombs of the wives and companions of the Holy Prophet, in the iconoclastic imposition of Wahhabism. The iconoclastic Wahhabi House of Saud gradually destroyed several holy shrines, including historical places of Islam from the Prophet’s house in Mecca and companion Ayoob Ansari’s house in Medina and turned them into apartment buildings and hotels. They also turned the site of the Prophet’s wives’ houses into a parking lot. Art, Music, dancing, laughing and weeping (including at funerals) have been forbidden by the Wahhabis. For a Wahhabi listening to music or dancing is haram but detonating explosive and killing innocent human beings is permissible.
    To enforce Wahhabism morals enforcers known as mutawwiin have been integral to the Wahhabi movement since its inception. Mutawwiin serve as missionaries, as enforcers of public morals, and as “public ministers of the religion” who preach in the Friday mosque. In addition to enforcing male attendance at public prayer, the mutawwiin also have been responsible for supervising the closing of shops at prayer time, for looking out for infractions of public morality such as playing music, dancing, smoking, drinking alcohol, men having hair that is too long or women who are not fully covered and dressing immodestly.
    The Wahhabi-backed warlord Abdulaziz took full control of the Hijaz, Mecca and Medina, in 1924 and established the modern state of Saudi Arabia, with Wahhabism as its official religion. Since then the House of Saud has promoted Wahhabism as normative Islam throughout the Islamic world. The House of Saud was consolidated on massive oil wealth and has spent huge sums of money building Wahhabi mosques, publishing Wahhabi literature and funding Wahhabi organizations world-wide. Today, with Wahhabi control of the Holy Places intact, virtually every aspect and corner of modern Islam has been penetrated by Wahhabi influence through the agency of the House of Saud.
    Through the control of the Hajj – the beating heart of Islam – and through their vigorous publication and propaganda means, almost all the Muslims are infected with Wahhabism to some extent.
    In Saudi Arabia there is no Church, Synagogue, Buddhist nor Hindu Temple is allowed. Wahhabism (pseudo Salafism) is NOT a religion of tolerance. Wahhabism provides the fundamental base for Jihadism which causes unending strife and misery. It is not Iran that should be bombed. In Iran there are still Jews living there and praying in their Synagogues. Muammar al-Gaddafi respected Christian and Jewish religions and their Churches, Synagogues in Libya but American, English, French, Saudi and Qatari financed terrorists destroyed Churches, Synagogues recently. Buddhist Temples including Bamiyan Buddha statues have survived in Islamic countries for centuries, but they could not survive under the Wahhabism.
    Washington and London are protecting Wahhabi extremists. In Syria Christians and their Churches were safe before the Westerners began sending their Wahhabi fanatics to kill innocent Syrian civilians.
    In Bosnia and Kosovo, under the guise of “reconstruction aid”, Saudi Arabia, Kuwaiti, and other Wahhabi organizations have demolished and removed major Islamic monuments (survived attacks by Serbian and Croatian militias) which were created by Muslims with an Islamic culture and tradition stretching back to 14th century long before Muhammad Ibn Abd al-Wahhab made his 1744 alliance with the warlord Muhammad Ibn Saud who founded the Saudi dynasty – House of Saud.
    In post- Muammar al-Gaddafi Libya,Wahhabi Jihadists bulldozed several Libyan Sufi mosques (including the Tripoli’s Al-Shaab Al-Dahman mosque) and Sufi graves (including the tombs of Libyan Sufi scholars Abdullah al-Sha’ab, Abdel Salam al-Asmar and of soldiers who fought Spanish colonialists). Wahhabi Jihadists also burned down several historic Sufi libraries in Libya recently.
    Since the start of the Arab Spring uprising by Wahhabi Jihadists, many Sufi sites have been attacked in Egypt, Mali and Libya by armed Wahhabi Jihadists.
    Because control of the world’s oil reserves also meant control of the world economy, Middle East was a vital prize for any power interested in world influence or domination. Because of the stupendous source of strategic power of Middle East oil and the immense wealth from this unparalleled material prize UK and France reached a secret agreement in 1916 known as Asia Minor and divided the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East with UK cleverly keeping oil producing countries and even creating an artificial country like Kuwait. The 1945 signed memo between USA and UK says “US petroleum policy towards UK is predicated on a mutual recognition of a very extensive joint interest and upon control, at least for the moment, of the great bulk of the free petroleum resources of the world”. After the decline of UK and France, USA stepped in as the dominant neo-colonial power in the Middle East and elsewhere. Zionist policy is to keep the sources of oil in the Middle East under Zionist control. Zionist energy corporations have flourished with profits beyond the dreams of avarice with the Middle East their leading cash cow.
    The Sunnis- Shiites divide is too deep rooted and plays out daily in most Islamic countries. Shiites form the underclass in most Sunni ruled countries, but after 1979 have felt inspired and aided by Iran, have become empowered in Lebanon and elsewhere. The Sunnis-Shiites conflict which can be seen in daily blood bath in Iraq and in the Muslim world throughout its history cannot be stopped by “Fatwas”.
    Wahhabism is the only social structure in Saudi Arabia. There are no political parties, unions, or social organizations in Saudi Arabia. Wahhabi Saudi Arabia can not stay at peace with the Shia Islamic Republic of Iran.
    Wahhabism is a desert cruelty used as a Muslim-Arab ideology to keep the House of Saud in power. The king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Aziz bin Saud, is 88 years old and the throne passes not from father to son but from brother to brother. Next in line to the throne Crown Prince Salman is already 77. While Saudi Arabia crumbles, massive oil revenues, which have long been used to buy public support, are being squeezed by sharply increased domestic demand and the Wahhabi Islamic establishment that supported the House of Saud is increasingly fractious and is losing credibility. High unemployment, corrupt bureaucracy, crippled economy, weak education system, and millions of frustrated youth are now battering Wahhabi Saudi Arabia.
    Pakistan President Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq was a pariah till 1979 for having ousted Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and hanged him. But suddenly Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq became the darling of the Western countries when he offered space, facilities and soul for the Jihad in Afghanistan. The great Jihad in Afghanistan was a big opportunity for Wahhabis. Taliban was created with help and open recognition by Saudi Arabia and encouraged by USA to pacify Afghanistan after the chaos in the wake of withdrawal of Soviet troops. USA was interested in Zionists owned Union Oil using Afghanistan for petroleum pipe lines to transport central Asian energy to the Arabian Sea coast and beyond and to energy hungry fast developing India .Across Pakistan, the religious tenor has been correspondingly radicalised, the tolerant, Sufi-minded Barelvi form of Islam is now overtaken by the rise of the more hardliner and politicized Wahhabism. Remember Sri Lankan cricketers were ambushed in Lahore by armed Wahhabi Jihadists.
    Wahhabi cadres trained in Pakistan and Afghanistan on return to their countries in Middle East spread that culture, which now threatens most of them and has seeped even into Europe , which hosts tens of millions of Muslims .
    Present Zionist and Wahhabi doctrines foresee the fall of Iran, Belarus, and, ultimately Russia and China, after the fall of Damascus, to the combined forces of NATO and the Saudi- and Qatari-backed Wahhabis, who make up a large portion of the anti Syrian movement. Like Saudi Arabia, Qatar is also funds Wahhabi Jihadist movements world-wide. Saudi Arabia directly supported terrorist activities in several countries including Syria, Libya, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Chechnya and Bosnia
    Sufism which is vigorously present throughout South Asia including Sri Lanka for several centuries, ia an entirely indigenous Islamic resistance movement to fundamentalism. Oil rich Saudi Arabia greatly began to penetrate Sri Lanka’s adherents to Islam in 70′s. With the increased funding by the Saudi Arabia with their petro dollars, Wahhabi followers have increased and are now responsible for the sectarian clashes that are slowly increasing among peace loving Sri Lankan Muslims especially in the Eastern Province. It is sadly true but there is a rising trend of Wahhabi Jihadism in Sri Lanka. Wahhabis are trying to take the peaceful Islamic community in Sri Lanka down the path of extremism and violence.Wahhabi fundamentalism has advanced so quickly in Sri Lanka partly because the House of Saud has financed the building of so many madrasas. The Wahhabis have already created deep divisions in among Sri Lankan Muslims and have formed gangs that intimidate moderate Muslims who speak out against Wahhabi fanatics. Like the Christian fundamentalist groups using NGOs to convert innocent poor families to Christianity, Wahhabis help poor Muslim families by providing cash and other material benefits to convert the innocent poor Muslim families into their cult. By building churches and madrasas all over the world to harvest the poor souls is truely very clever idea. Wahhabis even use Sri Lankan Government Cultural and Religious Affairs Departments to continue their nefarious activities.
    Wahhabis claim that moderate Sri Lankan Muslims do not know anything of Islam and only themselves are the real scholars of Islam. But Wahhabis preach only “dawah” of hatred, terror and murder. To understand the deranged mentality of Wahhabis look at the “fitna” the Wahhabis have caused in Pakistan. The Government authorities must investigate every Wahhabi school and propagandist in the Eastern Province to make sure they are not preaching things that are inimical to Sri Lanka. Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qaida, Taliban, Lashkar-e-Taiba and other Wahhabi terrorist groups. Saudi Arabia spends 87 billion US dollar per year to spread Wahhabism world-wide. Scholarships are offered to our Muslims youths to go to Wahhabi institutions in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. But those who completed their Wahhabi studies returned to Sri Lanka and propagate Wahhabism.
    Wahhabis have infiltrated Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC). Almost all the participants and staffers in the Muslim section of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation are Wahabis and use the State radio to propagate Wahhabism. Not only Wahhabis run private unlicensed radio stations in the Eastern Province, also armed Wahhabis often attack mosques and leaders of the Sufi sect.
    Wahhabism in Srilanka is headquartered in Kattankudi is a new politico-religious movement that is sweeping the Eastern province of Sri Lanka with more than sixty Muslim Wahhabi organizations helping in propagating the movement throughout Sri Lanka and has raced ahead and taken control of the Jihadist and Al Fatah groups in Sri Lanka under their wings. Wahhabism is imported and planted in the midst of peace-loving Muslims in Sri Lanka, mostly through the lavish inflow of Saudi money pumped into Sri Lanka has overtaken other Islamic organizations by threats, intimidation and coercion.
    Remember Colonel Lateef was gun down by the prominent Wahhabi militant `Police` Faiz in Oddamavadi. CIA introduced Wahhabism in Sri Lanka through Saudi Arabia as a means of countering the growing support for Iran and Sufism among the Sri Lankan Muslims since CIA had calculated that Wahhabism would be an effective rival theology to prevent the spread of Iranian influence in Sri Lanka.
    Clashes between Sufis and Wahhabi Muslims in Kattankudi and Oddamavadi are regular occurrence . More than 200 homes of Sufi followers were burnt down by Wahhabi Jihadists in Kattankudi during similar clashes occurred in October 2004.
    One of the Sufi leaders Abdul Payilvan died in Colombo was buried at in Kattankudi the next day. Wahhabi Muslims observed a hartal and demanded the removal of the body from the burial grounds. Wahhabi Muslims claim Kattankudy soil is sacred and bodies belonging to those who preach views contradictory to Wahhabism should not be buried there. Wahhabis demanded that the body of Abdul Payilvan, who is from Maruthamunai in the Ampara district, should be exhumed and buried elsewhere.
    Wahhabis had dug up the buried body of another Sufi Muslim from Mosque burial grounds and dumped the body on a local road as an act of protest. Kattankudi Police recovered the body, re-buried it in the original burial ground and guarded burial ground for few days.
    In Kattankudi, the hatred between Wahhabis and Sufis has widened in the last few years and has grown in intensity, left many injured, and caused damage to several houses and vehicles.
    Though residing in Sri Lanka illegally, P Jainul Abedin – a powerful Wahhabi preacher from Tamil Nadu – is now leading the Wahhabi Jihadism in Kattankudi.
    A more recent 2009 clash in the south-western Muslim coastal town of Beruwala reflects similar religious tensions between a popular Sufi sheikh and a nearby Wahhabi congregation.
    Saudi agents have successfully penetrated Sri Lankan Muslims social fabric and have managed to defeat the Sufism in their game. Due to the training afforded by the House of Saud now the Wahhabis have prevailed over the Sufis. The Muslims in Sri Lanka have been subdued due to the Wahhabi influence while Buddhists have been agitating for the release of Rizana Naffek – teenage housemaid from Muthur who was sentenced to death by a Wahhabi Sharia Court in Saudi Arabia.
    The House of Saud pretending to be the leaders of the Islam promote their Wahhabi ideology world-wide. The result has been the birth of al-Qaida, Taliban, Lashkar-e-Taiba and other Wahhabi terrorist groups which are killing Sunni and Shia Muslims alike in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
    Wahhabism has been taking roots in Maldives from the days of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom. Abandoning its tolerant, syncretic brand of Islam, Maldives now moves towards an intolerant Wahhabi society. Recently two Maldives MPs – Dr Afrasheem Ali & Aishath Velezinee – were killed by Wahhabi Jihadists.
    Al-Qaida, Taliban, Lashkar-e-Taiba are overseen by the CIA and Mossad who want to destabilise countries that are not friendly to them. Because the House of Saud depends on the Americans for its security it always obeys American orders. The constant demonization of Iran and now the war against Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad confirms a perception that Western Countries have joined with the Wahhabis in the Wahhabis’ war on the Shiites. Wahhabi Jihadism remains a long-term security risk to the civilized world. In particular, through the spread of Wahhabi education in tens of thousands of religious schools world-wide, the practitioners of Wahhabism are breeding tens of millions of youth who are certain to remain outside the productive economy, and as a consequence, seethe with resentment and anger against the rest of society.
    Even the forced exodus of the Hindu Pandit community from the Kashmir Valley in India during the early 1990s, and the destruction of several Hindu and Sikh temples by the Wahhabi Jihadists in Kashmir, failed to slow down the volume of laudatory coverage of what were portrayed Wahhabi Jihadists as freedom fighters battling cruel Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir State by the Western media. The “Kashmir Model” of using the language of democracy and human rights to win Western support, even while adhering to a contrary policy in practice was widely used to topple Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. Wahhabis hated Muammar al-Gaddafi for the fact that he ruled Libya, with no quarter given to Wahhabi demands as the imposition of Sharia law or the banning of women’s dress other than the abaya. After Muammar al-Gaddafi was defeated and killed, Wahhabi Jihadists who took over Libya as a result of huge help from Nicholas Sarkozy and David Cameron have lost no time in imposing a Wahhabi version of Sharia law in Libya and in killing and jailing those who disagree with their extremist world-view. Fortunately for them, Western media channels that were once filled with news about Libya under Muammar al-Gaddafi are now silent about the immense human rights violations taking place in Libya after its “liberation” in 2011.
    Western governments and their media commentators now claim that the Wahhabi Jihadist “Muslim Brotherhood” is “moderate” and that the so-called “Wahhabi Salafis” in Egypt are merely “conservative.” Peace loving Muslims from the Balkans to Bengal have expressed their disagreement with this benign view.
    Seeing the success of such a pitch in Libya, Wahhabi Jihadists against the Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad, have begun cultivating the Western media and public opinion, the way the Wahhabi Jihadists in Kashmir used to do in the 1990s.
    So extreme has the identification with such elements become, that even the largest Western media outlets accept without question such “facts” as that Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad bombed his own troops and facilities in order “to blame it on the insurgents.” Since the armed uprising by Wahhabi Jihadists began in Syria several thousand members of the Syrian security forces and their family members have been killed by the Wahhabi insurgents, who themselves have lost thousands of their own.
    However, those relying on Western media are told that every such death has been caused by the Syrian security forces, ignoring the deadly violence that is being unleashed in Syria by groups of armed Wahhabi mobs.
    Today in Syria, women can dress as they please. Were the Wahhabi Jihadists to take control, this freedom might soon be replaced with the obligation to wear the full veil. Already in Egypt and in Tunisia, the secular ethos of the country is rapidly giving way to Wahhabism.
    While Western countries are opposed to Wahhabi Jihadism and Sharia law in their own countries, in the Arab countries they favor Wahhabi Jihadism over those who are secular. The result is a galloping Wahhabism and its Sharia law across the Arab countries.
    Since the Western countries subterfuge to destabilise Sri Lanka, by surreptitiously supporting the LTTE failed, now the Western countries will promote Wahhabi Jihadism to cause strife and trouble to destabilize Sri Lanka. Wahhabi followers – al-Qaida, Taliban, Lashkar-e-Taiba and other Wahhabi terrorist groups – have caused untold misery in several countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Sri Lanka appears to be their next target. The Sri Lankan government must take immediate strict measures to control Wahhabi organizations and ban them. Wahhabis have already built several illegal Mosques in Sri lanka using Saudi Arabia’s petro dollar. The overwhelming peace loving, tolerant and intensely patriotic Muslims of Sri Lanka will extend their support to the government in this matter. As the Wahhabis are even capable of starting ethnic riots between the peaceful Sinhalese and the Muslims, the Sri Lankan government must not be lethargic on this matter.
    Significant obstruction to Wahhabi aggression now appears in the peripheral Muslim communities, including the Balkans no less than Sri Lanka and India. Calling itself “the world’s largest democracy” and possessing the third largest Muslim population in the world, India has produced a stiffer resistance to Wahhabism than any of the lands of the “Arab Spring.” If Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar are bulwarks of extremism and tyranny, peace loving, tolerant and intensely patriotic Indian Muslims may provide a barrier to Wahhabi Jihadist ambitions. With their widely-respected intellectual heritage, their close link with spiritual Sufism, and their demonstrated loyalty to their mother land, the Indian Muslims have shown the world that Western governments are wrong to accommodate fanatic Wahhabism. A struggle against Wahhabism that may have been lost in Egypt, Libya, Mali, Iraq, Bahrain, Afghanistan and Pakistan may be won in India and Sri Lanka.

  3. Leela Says:

    I’ve seen images in tv where a maulavi preaching his congregation in a mosque in Sri Lanka explain Saudi judgement on Rizana Nafeek is right and is in accordance with shariya, and shariya is the law of God and no one can oppose God and therefore beheading is a must regardless of age.

    We can see, different Islamic scholars interpret the Koran and Hadith in different ways. Likes of Dr. Zakir Naik of peace tv parrot some verses but never utter some other verses, whereas that ‘blind Sheik’ and Mullah Omar, buddy of Bin Laddan emphasizes the verses that that shows the way to get to the heaven of Allah with jihad. Koran verses clearly say that there are eternal virgins in Allah’s heaven. And jihad is a fight on behalf of God to spread Islam.

    Some Muslims openly and others on the sly wanted to enforce shiria code on Muslims and/or where Muslims are the majority in Sri Lanka meaning the East. They have conveniently forgotten that it is King Senerath who first settled Muslims there. They want a piece for them to rule according to their laws and live the way they want. Such people do not accept our constitution but Koran. We have seen them in action when Muslims fought Muslims in the form of Wahabis or Salafists in Katthankudy, Beruwala and so many other places in Sri Lanka.

    Now that impeachment drama is coming to an end, 13th amendment that would pave the way for anarchy by this kind of sectarianism must be abolished or at least diluted quickly as possible. Otherwise, this country cannot progress.
    Leela

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    12 January 2100 AD, Al Colombo, IRSL

    Islamic Republic of SL president Mohammad Bin Fazly Bin Thuvan hailed yesterday’s beheading of the last Buddhist monk as the greatest human achievement. Defence Minister and his brother said more infidels are lined up for beheading. Yesterday’s execution stirred outraged from the country’s small Buddhist minority (about 5%) but the Chief Justice Mohammad Rizvi rubbished their fears and warned not to arouse sectarian sentiments.

    Moderate Muslims in Al Kandy protested the beheading and called for the government to execute criminals by gun fire.

    Islamic Republic of SL spiritual leader Abdulla Majeed pointed out the importance of sticking to the letter of the Sharia Law. It was only last month Majeed (70) was in a controversy over the beheading of his seventh wife Farzana (15) over alleged adultery with a infidel.

    Meanwhile a tense situation broke out in Al Jaffna Nallur Masjeed when an infidel was seen entering the mosque without a shirt. He had argued it was the custom in Nallur. Angry mobs led by senior minister Mulla Ahmed Cader after a brief prayer stoned the infidel to death.

    Construction of the millionth mosque took place in the ancient Arabic city of Al Anuriyad in the north central province. Indian prime minister Osman Bin Mujahiddin and the Japanese prime minister Muhammed Ali Akbar participated. Construction was postponed twice over suicide bombings and air raids that killed over 2,000 throughout the country. Government blamed Suifis for the attacks.

  5. Muhandiram Says:

    To All infected people (of Islamophobia),

    The 2Million of Sri lankan Muslims,not behind the sharia rule or Islamization.(as you people think).all those comments and articles are because of the jeoluos and racism.while othere religions are ignoring their teachings,Muslims are still stick to Islam,it’s seen by non-Muslims as fundermentals/radicals.(western governments are using their maximum power to destroy the Islam,but it’s growing in their home).all those terrorism and secratarian violences are nothing to do with Islam.(all are created by invaders/imperialists).while we Sri Lankans are raping children and killing infants(4 year old girl was raped and killed in Jaffna,last week one year old infant was killed by own father etc),but we are dropping crocodile tear to a girl who was executed for the crime of Murdering an infant.

  6. Ceylonese Says:

    Lorenza’s imagination running wild with Thayab’s usual copy paste and Leila’s mental images, trying to convince the deaf and dumb BullShitThroughCowsBack. With people of this absurdity, there is no hope at sight for Ceylon.

  7. Samson Says:

    What on earth is happening?

    (B)allah worshipers have gone bonkers with their imagination.

  8. mjaya Says:

    Lorenzo nice fiction! Its good for all those who are complacent about the problem at hand (appease or deny it)!

    However, lets not forget the “oil factor”! Or in other words the Kabul, Sanaa and Mogadishu result…..

    Anyway notice that someone has gone completely haywire? Its understandable when you try so hard to reason with absurdities and try to throw stones from a glass house and get boulders and bricks from all directions in return!

    At the end its a very sad thing, a poor girl goes to provide for her family using forged documents and ends up executed by the most inhuman legal system in the world. Now no point, its all over for the poor girl, but notice how some people who were in a deep slumber when she was alive are shedding crocodile tears?

  9. aravinda Says:

    Lorenzo has forewarned us. Superbly written. You could be Sri Lankan Nostradamus.

  10. R.M.W Says:

    Nalliah Thayabharan has given a good historical blink as to how the house of Saud took control over Saudi Arabia with help of UK and their tricky agent ‘Laurence of Arabia’ with the fall of Ottoman empire.

    People deserve the regions they get and not only the leaders they get. When their daughters are beheaded in such a primitive and wile fashion and the Tamil Muslims do not cry in protest, then there is something drastically wrong.

    Now if someone drew a cartoon and call it you know who …, then these Tamil Muslims will be calling for blood.

    I say we can execute two things if we need to preserve our easy life style and free thinking and blundering ways;
    a.) Disbar Buddhists and Hindu girls from entering the countries practising the ‘religion of peace’. And let the Muslim women go there.
    b.) One family one child policy should be strictly implemented.

  11. R.M.W Says:

    Nalliah Thayabharan has given a good historical blick as to how the house of Saud took control over Saudi Arabia with help of UK and their tricky agent ‘Laurence of Arabia’ with the fall of Ottoman empire.

    People deserve the regions they get and not only the leaders they get. When their daughters are beheaded in such a primitive and wile fashion and the Tamil Muslims do not cry in protest, then there is something drastically wrong.

    Now if someone drew a cartoon and call it you know who …, then these Tamil Muslims will be calling for blood.

    I say we can execute two things if we need to preserve our easy life style and free thinking and blundering ways;
    a.) Disbar Buddhists and Hindu girls from entering the countries practising the ‘religion of peace’. And let the Muslim women go there.
    b.) One family one child policy should be strictly implemented.

  12. aloy Says:

    Lorenzo,
    You may be wrong. I also thought on the same lines sometime ago. I think something esle is taking shape in Colombo. I happened to be in a Christian Church on last Christmas eve somewhere north of Colombo. This was the third time in more than fifty years I happened to be in a church service. The other two instances were in Singapore about a year ago. What I saw in Colombo amazed me. First I thought the congregation consisted of tamils mainly with about 20% Sinhalese. They were all singing in both Tamil and Sinhala fluently with lyrics projected on screens on all three floors of the building which was packed to capacity. Not a single English word was spoken. Later I learnt that there was a good percentage of muslims too, singing praise to Jesus. This appered to be well organised events taking place regularly. Outside the church I saw some youths speaking in Sinhala. Next minute they were all speaking in Tamil. Perhaps Colombo has become an ethnic melting pot.

  13. Lorenzo Says:

    Aloy,

    What you have experienced is a very rare event.

    Colombo is not a melting pot today. IT WAS BEFORE the GHETTO CULTURE was introduced.

    Today Colombo is a GHETTO of Muslims and Tamils. Separate villages of GHETTOS.

    Please visit Dept. of census and statistics website. They have the PDFs with latest 2012 census data.

    IF Colombo is a melting pot, it should have national population percentages S75, T14 & M10. It is not the case.

    Today Colombo is more like Colombothurai!!!!

  14. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Please note that Warlord Abdulaziz – later the King of Saudi Wahhabia & Prabhakaran – both born on November 26

  15. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Ass alamu alaikum Lorennzo!
    In šāʾ Allāh by the end of this century Al-Lanka will have 4,000 princes in the House of Lanka as the result of typical multiple wives and lots of progeny.
    Al-Lanka flag will only have a sword !!

    Buddhism was introduced in the Maldives with the expansion of Sinhalese people from Sri Lanka and was the predominant religion in Maldives at least until the 12th century. The ancient mounds which are found on many of the atolls.in Maldives are called havitta (derived from chaitiya) or ustubu (derived from stupa) by the Maldivians.
    The ancient Maldivian Kings promoted Buddhism and the first Maldive writings and artistic achievements in the form of highly developed sculpture and architecture are from that period.
    In February 2012, a group of Islamic extremists forced their way into the National Museum in Maldives and attacked the museum’s collection of pre-Islamic sculptures, destroying or severely damaging nearly the entire collection about thirty Hindu and Buddhist sculptures dating from the 6th to 12th centuries. Museum staff indicated that as the sculptures were made from very brittle coral or limestone it would be impossible to repair most of them, and only two or three pieces were in a repairable condition.

  16. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Rizana’s Murder by Wahhabis was on live telecast in Saudi Wahhabia
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=R34nvD5BSfQ&bpctr=1358131946

  17. Lorenzo Says:

    Ass alamu alaikum NT.

    Good find.

    They can apply the same model because,

    1. We don’t learn from others mistakes.
    2. Those who learned the lesson are all dead.

    e.g. Maldives Buddhists

  18. aloy Says:

    We have drifted away from Rizana issue, but let me answer what Lorenzo has said.
    They can call the Ghetto they live in anything. Really the name Colombo or Kolamba has no meaning unlike other Sinhala place names. When a Malaysian Malay pronounce Kuala Lumpur it sounds very much like Colombo. Kuala Lumpur in Malay means high ground near the mouth of a river. The muslim port Colombo too was near the mouth of river Kelaniya.

    They say the birds of a feather flock together. Perhaps this is for safety reasons. Tamils also stay in particular areas (ghetos) around Colombo, probably for safety reasons. They are citizens of Sri Lanka and have the right to stay anywhere they feel safe. I personaly have no problem with that. But I think they and the muslims should not erect ugly monuments (depicting mice, cows and monkeys) in various tight corners around Colombo. This really gives a gheto appearance to our city.
    Rather than learning Sinhala and using it as in my above comment they should not ask for Tamil interpretations and tamil policemen as their numbers grow. They should respect the majority’s culture, religion, language and their feelings. In my opinion real reconciliation can be acheived that way.

  19. Lorenzo Says:

    Aloy,

    Colombo and ALL its suburbs have good Sinhala meanings, some mixed with other languages.

    This Ghetto problem of Tamils and Muslims is NOT limited to SL. It is a worldwide thing.

    e.g. 100% of Tamil Madu people are Tamil!!
    100% Jaffna and Vanni people are Tamil!!
    Tamil Ghettos in Canada include Scarborough
    In UK – south London
    In Australia parts of west Sydney.

    Ghettos prevent integration. BUT Canada, UK and Australia FORCES Tamils to learn the majority language. That has FORCED integration to some extent.

  20. rohanana Says:

    The funny thing is that some Muslims are trying to put the blame on Saudis for this act and not accept this practice and other practices of Muslims according to Islam is wrong, outdated and really bad for the human kind especially for women. They forget that these were taught by an illiterate man who could not read or write and also heard the voices of God which is the first sign of Schizophrenia (worse incurable Mental Illness – there are millions who hear and talk to God in Psychiatric hospitals in the world including in Muslims countries like him). He is a man who has killed many and also would have charged as a child molester in today’s world. If Allah is so powerful I like to ask those Muslims why that Allah is not stopping these Barbaric acts, why is Allah not punishing those who are breaking his word and bring disgrace to Allah. That is the least Allah can do I suppose. I am yet to see that. Allah can dry out all the oil wells in Saudi as Muslims reckon that Allah has given those to Muslims. Allah could have stopped this girl’s suffering and beheading if Allah was so powerful, after all Allah created these bastards and the girl, and Allah should have the power to stop it. I am confused? Those educated Muslims who supposed to preach about Islam should know the answer, and in your answer please quote from the Koran as I have one, so I can check it out to verify. Why is that Allah is not punishing those Muslims (they pray 5 times a day) who do illegal things in Sri Lanka, who build Mosques illegally, sell drugs etc?

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