IT IS TIME UP THAT THE MUSLIMS SHOULD CREATE A POLITICAL FORCE NOW TO DEFEND OUR POSITION IN THE “CONSTITUTION”.
Posted on December 12th, 2016
By Noor Nizam. Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener – “The Muslim Voice”, December 12th., 2016.
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, and safeguard the DIGNITY of our community has to emerge from within the Sri Lanka Muslim Community to face any new election in the coming future, Insha Allah.
It is true that we have allowed the affairs of our community to be taken control of unscrupulous, dishonest, deceptive, self-motivated, selfish, corrupt and manipulating Muslim politicians, Muslim political party leaders, Ulema and Media personnel, that has led our community to be considered as a 2nd., class community in Sri Lanka. In politics, we are considered as the “community of political naanaas” who turn the way their Fez Cap turns” to support any political party that comes to power for the personal gains of the political leaders of the Muslim parties. Our Muslim politicians who have written to President Maithripala Sirisena fall into this catogary, it is sad to state and the Muslim community at large cannot deny this truth.
The Muslim politicians have hoodwinked and betrayed the Muslim Community wholesale. We need to think with our “heads” NOT our “hearts”, Insha Allah. Politically analyzing the Muslim Community of Sri Lanka, we may be a community of around 1.97 million persons (Ummah) by population, but as a political power, WE ARE A POWER TO OURSELVES, you should realize, Insha Allah. That is the representation of our COMMUNITY and “The Muslim Voice” is a VOICE from among that Community, Alhamdulillah. We have a Muslim Vote bank of nearly 600,000 (maybe more) in the 26 districts and 9 provinces of Sri Lanka. “The Muslim Voice” wants to tell the Muslim Community that – IT IS TIME UP THAT THE MUSLIMS SHOULD CREATE THIS POLITICAL FORCE NOW. The Muslims should harness the support of the friendly Nationalist Forces, be they Sinhalese or Tamils (North and Upcountry) in defending our political position in the “Constitution”. We should also support the MEDIA fully, Insha Allah.The rest we have to leave to God AllMighty Allah.