Tamil web media reports that four (04) Muslim Organizations have pledged support to Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and group.
Posted on January 19th, 2017
Can this be true? If so, it seems that the Sri Lanka Muslim Community has new plans for politics.
By Noor Nizam – Convener “The Muslim Voice”, January 18th., 2017
It is time up that a NEW POLITICAL FORCE that will be honest and sincere that will produce “CLEAN” and diligent Muslim Politicians 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. It is by only expressing and showing our political REPRESENTATIVE strength unitedly that we can gain our position as equals in the country. We can support any political party or ideology, but emerging as a “NEW POLITICAL FORCE”, we will stand to gain what we are loosing with the “Yahapalana Government”. We need to think with our “heads” NOT our “hearts”.
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, the political community should realize. That is the representation of our COMMUNITY and “The Muslim Voice” is a VOICE from among that Community. We have a Muslim Vote bank of nearly 800,000 in the 26 districts and 9 provinces of Sri Lanka. If we are UNITED as a Muslim political Force, we can achieve what late T.B. Jaya, S.L. Naina Marikkar, Cassim Ismail, Cassim Umar, Mactan Ismail, Ash Sheik Mohamedu Fazi, S.N. Ismail, L.M. Sapur, M.K. Saldin, N.H.M. Abdul Cader, Makan Makar and A.R. Razcik (later referred to as Sir Razick Fareed) achieved during their times in Nation Building, Independence, MUSLIM-Sinhala UNITY and National/Local Politics. THIS IS WHY “THE MUSLIM VOICE” IS PRAYING IT IS TIME UP THAT A NEW POLITICAL FORCE THAT WILL BE HONEST AND SINCERE THAT WILL PRODUCE ‘CLEAN’ AND DILIGENT MUSLIM POLITICIANS TO STAND UP AND DEFEND THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY POLITICALLY AND OTHERWISE, ESPECIALLY FROM AMONG THE YOUTH/YOUNGER GENERATION HAS TO EMERGE FROM WITHIN THE SRI LANKA MUSLIM COMMUNITY TO FACE ANY NEW ELECTIONS IN THE COMING FUTURE.
If the above great Muslims Leaders would have lived today, they would have just DECLARED that what “THE MUSLIM VOICE” is ADVOCATING POLITICALLY is the appropriate move for the present times and what the four (04) Muslim Organizations are doing is correct politically. Mahinda might have been a bad example of a leader for the Muslims, between 2010 and 2015, but we cannot discard him as a political power and a National Leader. What the four (04) Muslim Organizations have decided to do is what late Muslim political leader T.B.Jaya said – “DON’T PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET”, and that is most welcome. The rest we have to leave to God AllMighty Allah.
But former President Mahinda Rajapaksa should remember one thing clearly. Support of the Muslim Community is much awaited and most welcome, but Mahinda, the Joint Opposition, The Sri Lanka Podu Peramuna has to be careful about who the Muslim leaders of these groups approaching him to pledge the Muslim vote support. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa should trust the humble “Muslim Ummah”, the “Poraaligal” or the “Muslim Makkal” and NOT the deceptive Muslim political leaders, Ulema and Muslim Civil Society/Community Leaders who got the best during his regime and stabbed him behind his back in the 2015 Presidential and General elections, trying to get back into Mahinda’s “rank and file” when things are not good for them in the “Yahapalana Government” now.