ARE THE MUSLIMS BEEN TAKEN FOR A RIDE? Muslim Civil Societies have started the game again.
Posted on October 28th, 2016
By Noor Nizam – Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener – “The Muslim Voice”, October 28th., 2016.
Shoora Council calls for meeting of all Muslim parliamentarians/MPs/Ministers to discuss the Muslim issues faced by the disgruntled Muslim community of Sri Lanka. Insha Allah, a very good move, but how long will this last? This type of gatherings were even called by the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka during the Mahinda Rajapaksa government. “The Muslim Voice” is overwhelmed to learn of this political action plan, Alhamdulillah. Yet “The Muslim Voice” is doubtful of the intentions of the “SHOORA COUNCIL” because we have seen those in the helm of such organizations, that they are self motivated with ulterior objectives to propagate their image and popularity in the community and the political playing field of Sri Lanka, just like any other corrupt Muslim political party leaders and their “henhaiyas”. A good example is one of the political dramas staged by the “SOORA COUNCIL in February the (http://www.omlanka.net/news/top-stories/846-religious-hatred-has-ended-chandrika.html) which was a bluff and an eyewash to please the political hierarchy of the “Yahapalana government”, but BENEFITED the Muslim community at large of “NOTHING”. It is sad to say that some of the organizing members/office bearers of the SHOORA COUNCIL in the aftermath of these were political events were offered very high positions in the “Yahapalana Government” at the cost of the poor and humble Muslim vote bank and are enjoying the “POSITION and PERKS” even today. As such, Muslims in Sri Lanka do NOT have a voice – a POLITICAL VOICE for that purpose. We have lost that “VOICE” since our vote-bank had been traded by our politicians. The SLMC is dead. The ACMC is busy making money, the Muslim politicians stooging the UNP are ONLY interested in their personal benefits. The ungrateful Muslim politicians who benefited the most from Mahinda Rajapaksa, Basil Rajapaksa and Gotabaya Rajapaksa are now stooging the Yahapalana government and enjoying their best with their kith and kin and henchaiyas, by selling the VOTE BANK of the Muslims who have been deceived lock-stock-and-barrel. The Muslim Civil Society, the The National Shoora Council, MCSL, the All Ceylon Jammiyathul Ulema (ACJU) and Muslim Media organizations in Sri Lanka and their leaders will stage dramas by releasing “press statements” because all of them have been well taken care by the Yahapalana government and the foreign interests who are giving them large amounts of funding to keep their mouth shut. Like what happened in Aluthgama, Beruwela, Maharagama and Dambulla, they all have helped the government to COVER UP everything. The TRUTH has been hidden and the Muslims have been told a “LONG STORY, as being told now. WHY HAS THE SHOORA COUNCIL NOT PUT PRESSURE ON THE YAHAPALANA GOVERNMENT or got their closet ally – Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge to set-in-motion the probe or inquiry into the Aluthgama/Beruwela violence that took place on Sunday June 15th., 2014?
IT IS 2 years and 4 months since this communal riots against the Muslims of Aluthgama and Beruwela happened. WHOM ARE THE MUSLIMS OF SRI LANKA TO TRUST – Insha Allah?
It is time up that a NEW POLITICAL FORCE that will be honest and sincere to stand up and defend the Muslim Community politically and otherwise, especially from among the YOUTH, has to emerge from within the Sri Lanka Muslim Community to face any new election in the coming future, Insha Allah. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY THE MUSLIMS CAN SAFEGUARD THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY AGAINST THE YAHAPALANA GOVERNMENT (or for that matter any government) AMENDING ANY LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENTS OR MUSLIM LAWS ALREADY ENACTED BY PARLIAMENT AND MADE LAW IN THE COUNTRY. The Yahapalana government (President Maithripala Sirisena and PM Ranil Wickremaratne) has forgotten that it was the minority Muslim votes and the Tamil votes and a very small fraction of the Sinhala votes the tipped the balance for the “Hansaya” to win the Presidential Elections in 2015. The en-block Muslim votes and Tamil votes to the Muslim candidates and the Tamil candidates made the Yahapalana government to get their majority in parliament in the 2015 general elections. In the next elections, surely the Muslims are contemplating to vote the “Joint Opposition” to power, Insha Allah. Signals are already out there in the political arena of moves been made by certain Muslim political chameleons to get closer to the Joint Opposition and Mahinda/Basil Rajapaksa Muslim loyalists are being brought into The SLMC and the ACMC to pave the way to build the political bridges of supporting the “Joint Opposition/Mahinda Pela” at the forth coming local government elections, in the aftermath of the episodes concerning the Central Bank Bond issue, the conviction of the former Governor of the Central Bank, Arjuna Mahendran by the COPE Committee and the unprecedented peoples gathering and support shown at the Ratnapura JO political meeting by the TRUE SLFPers and Anti-government and disgruntled masses.
This is the worry to the unscrupulous, deceptive and dishonest Muslim politicians and so-called Muslim Civil Society such as the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka, the SHOORA COUNCIL (National Shoora Council), and the All Ceylon Jammiyathul Ulema and Muslim politicians who are stooging the “Yahapalana government”. So the question is – are the Muslims been taken for a ride? Have the Muslim Civil Societies started the game again? THIS HAS TO BE STOPPED, Insha Allah.
On the authority of Abu Sa’eed al-Khudree (ra) who said:
I heard the Messenger of Allah (saw) say, “Whoso- ever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart — and that is the weakest of faith.”