Rajapaksa asks Lankan Muslims to stop Arabization of their culture
Posted on June 8th, 2019

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Rajapaksa asks Lankan Muslims to stop Arabization of their culture

Colombo, June 8 (newsin.asia): The Leader of the Opposition and former Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Saturday called upon the island’s Muslim community to stop the Arabization of their culture and return to the traditional Sri Lankan Muslim culture.

Rajapaksa said this at a meeting with the nine Muslim leaders who had quit the Council of Ministers in protest against the persecution of their community following the April 21 suicide bombings carried out by the Jehadi National Tawheed Jamath (NTJ).

Rajapaksa said that while the Sirsena-Wickremsinghe government has failed to protect innocent Muslims, the Muslims as a community should also do some introspection and ask what they themselves had done to incur the people’s wrath.

When the ex-Ministers pointed out that they had complained about the extremists to the police, Rajapaksa said that the problem was deeper than the activities of a few Jehadists. It grew as a result of the increasing Arabization of the community and the gradual loss of the community’s Sri Lankan identity, he argued.

Arabization had alienated the Muslim community from the other communities in Sri Lanka, he said. He made it clear that the distancing brought about by Arabization would hamper reconciliation.

When the Muslim leaders said that the Arabic element is part of Muslim culture, Rajapaksa said that Sri Lankan Muslims had their own indigenous culture and its Arabization started only ten or 15 years ago. He said he knows what traditional Muslim culture is, because in his home district Hambantota, there is a significant Muslim community.

The ex-Ministers (their resignations had been accepted by the government and gazetted) slurred over the issue but appealed to Rajapaksa, who they described as a powerful and influential” leader, to lend his voice to the call for protecting the Muslims from persecution.

To this Rajapaksa said that he is already doing it, but pointed out that the task of protecting the people is that of the government.

En-masse Resignation Slammed

However, Rajapaksa told the ex-Muslim ministers that they should also cooperate. In this context he pointed out that by resigning en-masse, the Ministers had further communalized the issue and increased the rift between the Muslims and other communities.

The four Mahanayakes or chiefs of the Buddha Sasana have also appealed to the Muslim Ministers to get back to their posts.

3 Responses to “Rajapaksa asks Lankan Muslims to stop Arabization of their culture”

  1. Randeniyage Says:

    Familiar seen but 10 year too late to ask stop Arabization.

  2. jay-ran Says:

    Well said Sir Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa!!!
    These WAHABI EXTREMISTS SHOULD CHASED OUT OF SRI LANKA FOR ATTEMPTING ORGANISE A WAHABI,ARABISATION LOGIC BY DISPLAYING OPENLY ARABIC NAMES WHERE AS SRI LANKA IS A SINHALESE,BUDDHIST COUNTRY!!!
    Even Rev Cardinal,MALCOM RANJITH HAS OPENLY STATED THAT “SRI LANKA IS A SINHALESE BUDDHIST COUNTRY,AND THAT DUE RESPECT SHOULD BE GIVEN TO BUDDHISM.
    What these Muslim Ministers have been doing during the past many years is developing A ARABIC AREA BY CLEARING THE WANATHAVILLUWA FORESTS, ILLEGALLY, AND SETTLING DOWN MUSLIMS WHO WERE ILLEGALLY BROUGHT TO SRI LANKA FROM MUSLIM COUNTRIES.
    THEREFORE,LEGAL ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN FOR THESE ILLEGAL ACTS AND ALSO MUST INQUIRE HOW HE OWNED 3500 Acres of Forests Lands,Illegally operating training camps,WHICH PROVES THAT THESE TERRORISTS HAVE TRIED TO MAKE SRI LANKAN SOIL MUSLIMS COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Ananda-USA Says:

    Mahinda is EXACTLY CORRECT!

    The Muslim terrorism of Easter Sunday was an INEVITABLE CONSEQUENCE of the Arabization and Wahabization of the Sri Lankan Muslim Community. The terrorism was a SYMPTOM of the much larger problem of the growing ISOLATION and SEPARATENESS of the Muslim community.

    But Muslims are NOT SOLELY AT FAULT; the greater society is also CULPABLE because it PANDERED to the Muslim Community allowing increasing demands for rights unavailable to other citizens: Sharia Law, multiple wives, underage marriage, Sharia lending, rape of the wilpattu forest, illegal import and cladestine settling of foreign Muslim migrants into Sri Lanka, Muslization of entire towns and villages, unlimited building of mosques which often become public nuisances with their loud broadcasts, unsupervised madrassas brainwashing Muslim children, kowtowing to Muslim Ministers to assure Parliamentary Majorities and to keep the Petro-dollars flowing into Sri Lanka, head-to-toe covering in black garb alien to Sri Lanka, imposition of Halal food standards specific to Muslims on the entire society, to name but a few of the Muslim community’s long-term transgressions against the society at large.

    Let Sri Lanka REVERSE ITS DISASTROUS COURSE, and IMPOSE ONE NATIONAL SYSTEM OF LAW on ALL citizens, WITHOUT EXCEPTION!

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