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What is Happening in the Buddhist Front in Sri Lanka?
« on: January 12, 2014, 06:59:23 AM »
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: With a bloody civil war over and a cautious peace at hand, a group of hardline Buddhist monks is rallying Sri Lankans against what they say is a pernicious threat: Muslims.
 
In just over a year, the saffron-swathed monks of Bodu Bala Sena — or Buddhist Power Force — have amassed a huge following, drawing thousands of fist-pumping followers who rail against the country´s Muslim minority. Buddhists have attacked dozens of mosques and called for boycotts on Muslim-owned businesses and bans on headscarves and halal foods.
 
At boisterous rallies, monks claim Muslims are out to recruit children, marry Buddhist women and divide the country. “This is a Buddhist nation, so why are they trying to call it a multicultural society?” said Galagoda Atte Gnanasara, the 37-year-old pulpit-pounding monk who co-founded the group in 2012. “Not everyone can live under the umbrella of a Buddhist culture.” There have been few if any physical attacks on people, unlike in Myanmar, where Buddhist monks helped incite communal violence in 2012 and 2013 and even stood watch as Buddhist mobs slaughtered Rohingya Muslims. But many Sri Lankans and human rights workers are alarmed, saying the monks are creating communal divisions and giving Buddhism a bad name.
 
Nearly all of the dozen critics of Bodu Bala Sena interviewed for this story declined to speak on the record, fearing reprisals. The Sri Lankan government only rarely steps in to defend or protect Muslims, who make up roughly 10 percent of the 20 million people on this Indian Ocean island. Many see the silence as tacit approval, but Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said it´s intended to encourage community members to work out their own problems. He said the anti-Muslim rumblings are “minor agitations that are normal in any multicultural society.”
 
“If things get more serious, we will take action,” he said. “These kinds of things can ruin a nation, we are aware of that.” In September 2011, Buddhists reportedly smashed a 300-year-old Islamic Sufi shrine to rubble in the ancient city of Anuradhapura, a Unesco world heritage site. Police have denied that the incident happened, but photographs taken by locals show at least a dozen officers watching as young men hammer the shrine to pieces while a monk holds a burning green Islamic flag.
 
In April 2012, a 2,000-strong Sinhalese mob including monks ransacked Jumma Mosque in the north-central city of Dambulla as police looked on. The government later ordered the removal of the decades-old mosque, saying its location within a sacred Buddhist area was an affront.
 
 
 

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Re: What is Happening in the Buddhist Front in Sri Lanka?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2014, 09:29:31 AM »
Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has been creating a lot of turbulence in Sri Lanka in recent times. Their attacks on the Muslim minority is alarming! BBS is considered an extremist. It is unbecoming of the monks from the BBS group to be so aggressive, unfriendly and uncompromising towards their Sri Lankan Muslims. If the Sri Lankan government does not step in quickly to appease the BBS and the Muslims, these two religious groups will not live in harmony.

BBS has been inciting hatred towards the Sri Lankan Muslims.  This is totally against the principles of Buddhist loving kindness. The Buddhist community in Sri Lanka must stop BBS from creating more harm and damage to the Muslims and disrepute to Buddhism.

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Re: What is Happening in the Buddhist Front in Sri Lanka?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2014, 11:07:58 PM »
Extremist terrorist Wahhabite Muslims, not Buddhists, are attacking moderate Muslims in Sri Lanka.

Just as in other countries, such as Syria, Myanmar, Russia (Chechnya, Daguestan), China (Xinjiang), Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia etc., also in Sri Lanka are the Saudi Arabian sponsored extremist terrorist Wahhabites making deep inroads, always with the full support and accomplicity of the Western Jewish-controlled press.

The role of Wahhabite terrorists in the 9/11 attack is well known, and the so-called Al-Qaeda is an operational branch of such Saudi Arabian sponsored extremists, which are also well known to act in cahoots with both American and Israeli secret services -- which by the way explains the support they systematically receive from the Western press and governments.

Now, Sri Lankan Muslims, traditionally belonging to the peaceful Sufi branch of Islam, never had problems with Buddhists. However, ”[a]fter 1973, and the Arab oil embargo that enriched Saudi Arabia greatly, the ultra-fundamentalist Wahhabi sect, which is the official religious interpretation in the Saudi kingdom, began to penetrate Sri Lanka's adherents to Islam. The Wahhabis in Sri Lanka act through a movement called Thawheed, or Monotheism. They opened numerous medresas. They despise Sufis [and Buddhists of course].”

”When Saudi has 87 billion to spread Wahhabism worldwide should we be surprised at the extent of its reach?”


These extremist Wahhabites are the ones creating trouble in Sri Lanka. Their ultimate target are the majority Buddhists, of course, but their immediate strategy is to target their terrorist attacks against the moderate Muslim Sufi community and then, with the support of Western lie-factory media, surprise... to blame the Buddhists!

Just like in Syria, where extremist terrorist Saudi Arabian sponsored Wahhabite are massacrating moderate Muslims and Christians, even with chemical weapons, and then blaming the Assad government, always with the full support of Western media and governments.

Look at what the Sri Lankan victims themselves, the moderate and peaceful Sufi Muslims, are saying:

”It comes as no surprise when Sri Lanka is being accused of ‘attacking’ Muslims. The allegations come from the very globalists who created a brand of Islam better known as Wahhabism mandated to destroy Islam from within. Suffi’s of Sri Lanka are today under attack by the Wahhabis. Globalist media is quick to point fingers at the Buddhists.”

”The wave of current incursions provoking reactions have been designed to allow globalist media to denigrate the majority Buddhists.”


Now, since the Muslim ”Dalai” has already taken sides against Buddhists and in favor of Wahhabite terrorists in Myanmar (something which even the Western puppet Aun San Suu Kyi refused to do), one can only expect that his next step will be to again accuse Buddhists in Sri Lanka, in order to protect his fellow Muslim terrorists, the Wahhabites, as always in perfect tune with the Western media -- and receiving the applause of naive Buddhists worldwide, systematically deceived as they are by both the ”Dalai” and that same mass-media propaganda!

And, of course, through criticizing the Theravadin Sri Lankan (and Myanmarese) leaderships, blaming the violence on them and not on his fellow Wahhabi Muslim terrorists, the ”Dalai” also aims at stregthening his own global leadership and his fake ”pacifist” image for Western consumption. Let's not forget that both Sri Lanka and Myanmar enjoy good relations with China and are both targets of Western imperialism.

Do not fool yourself. The ”Dalai”'s persecution against the pure Gelugpa tradition is just the tip of the iceberg. The evil creature has put himself at the service of such monstrous globalists, and will stop at nothing to serve his barbaric Abrahamic masters, those which the Kalachakra Tantra so accurately prophesized as the mleccha, or the barbarians.

http://www.islamicpluralism.org/2071/the-wahhabi-invasion-of-sri-lanka
http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2014/01/09/are-wahhabis-on-warpath-against-moderate-muslim-suffis-in-sri-lanka/

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Re: What is Happening in the Buddhist Front in Sri Lanka?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2014, 02:03:41 AM »
[...] those which the Kalachakra Tantra so accurately prophesized as the mleccha, or the barbarians hell bent on destroying the Buddhadharma.

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Re: What is Happening in the Buddhist Front in Sri Lanka?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2014, 09:53:12 AM »
What is happening to Buddhists in Sri Lanka?!  Buddhist extremists attack Christian centers in Sri Lanka's tourist town.

Jan 13, 2014
HIKKADUWA, Sri Lanka - A group of extremist Buddhist monks and laymen attacked two Christian religious centers today in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka's tourist city in the south.

Buddhist Organizations in Hikkaduwa staged a protest in the area against Christian prayer centers operating in the region.

The monk-led mob resisted the police and destroyed the property hurling stones at the two prayer centers. The mob broke doors, windows and burnt religious signs and books.

Local media videoed the violence and broadcast in the evening news on TV channels.

The residents of these religious places were threatened and the police temporarily closed the main Galle Road as residents entered the Galle Road passing the Hikkaduwa town.

The Buddhist monks that led the protest said that the administrative authorities had ordered the prayer centers withdrawn.

However, the pastors in charge of these centers said they were registered duly and the eviction order is illegal.

The rising religious intolerance from extremist Buddhist monks-led organizations in Sri Lanka has raised alarms among the moderate public and if authorities fail to take adequate measures to curtail the violence the actions of thes extremist groups would have serious consequences, civil society leaders warn.

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Re: What is Happening in the Buddhist Front in Sri Lanka?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 10:12:53 AM »
These news are going on and on and yet there are no higher authorities doing something to make the situation better. Why are these Buddhist bringing harm to so many people and its surrounding? Which part of being Buddhist taught us to inflict harm onto others? In every part of the world, there are many religious groups living in the same country and they find ways to be harmonious with other people, why cant it be so for this? If everyone does this, we will be having war in every country.

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Re: What is Happening in the Buddhist Front in Sri Lanka?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2014, 01:01:17 PM »
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These news are going on and on

These are not really “news”, but just the usual and millennia-old Jewish-Christian-Islamic defamation of the “pagan, idol worshipping” non-Abrahamic religions, such as Buddhism, preparing the field for their intended utter extermination.

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and yet there are no higher authorities doing something to make the situation better.

What do you call “better”? “Better” as in Israel, where non-Jews are legally discriminated? Or “better” as in US, where Sikh children are bullied and beaten as “terrorists”? Or maybe “better” as in US-supported Saudi Arabia, where people converting from Islam into another religion are simply decapitated? Or, who knows, “better” as in Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia or Japan, where millions of Buddhists were exterminated by the Jewish-Christian US with the most cruel weapons of mass destruction? Or, alternatively, “better” as in Syria, where US-, Israel- and Saudi Arabia-sponsored Takfiri terrorists are gruesomely decapitating moderate Muslims and Christians and uploading their videos for everyone to see on Youtube?

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Why are these Buddhist bringing harm to so many people and its surrounding? Which part of being Buddhist taught us to inflict harm onto others?

Nowhere. But you still call the US-supported, harmful dalai “His Holiness”, and a respectable “Buddhist teacher”, right?

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In every part of the world, there are many religious groups living in the same country and they find ways to be harmonious with other people,

Sure. “Harmonious” as in US-supported Saudi Arabia, Israel and so forth, where religious persecution is official, this is what you meant, right?

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why cant it be so for this? If everyone does this, we will be having war in every country.

We have an ongoing war against every country not submitting to the Jewish-Christian US world dictatorship, from Belarus to Syria, from Ukraine to Iran, from Sri Lanka to North Korea, from Myanmar to Sudan, and so forth -- whenever possible using the tool of “religion”, including the systematic defamation of Buddhism as in Sri Lanka, and of Dorje Shugden practitioners in India by the US-supported, evil dalai.

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Re: What is Happening in the Buddhist Front in Sri Lanka?
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2014, 05:31:17 PM »
Creating and causing violence in the name of religion can only be attributed to the degeneration, wrong view and thinking of mankind. Why would any divine being we take refuge in and pray to, advocate violence and inflicting suffering onto others? It doesn't make any sense that the being you are throwing and hoping to take away your problems will on the other hand support you creating problems for others. War and violence in the name of religion is a disgrace and slap in the face of the particular religion. How can monks who are preaching on loving kindness, taking others and yourself out of suffering be doing this?

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Re: What is Happening in the Buddhist Front in Sri Lanka?
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2014, 02:30:24 AM »
There are already so much trouble and daily obstacles in everyone's lives. Why would this faction of religious order seek to fight and disrupt another faction or belief? The reason for these going ons is either to get rid of certain factions or beliefs due to anger, revenge, power to suppress, drawing attention that lead to extremism.

Thoughts of extremism lies in the minds of these factions who does not actually seek PEACE but to make trouble.


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Re: What is Happening in the Buddhist Front in Sri Lanka?
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2014, 04:00:00 PM »
This is very sad and is creating a bad reputation for Buddhist in the world. What is going on in SriLanka and Myanmar is precisely when people mixed politics and religion together. But it could be this minority group of extremists who is a 'Buddhist' using religion as an excuse for them to create hatred in order to achieve their goals. But whatever it is a true practitioner will not disrupt the harmony of the country but instead should work together and solving the problem with a Buddhist's way.

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Re: What is Happening in the Buddhist Front in Sri Lanka?
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2014, 11:21:25 AM »
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This is very sad and is creating a bad reputation for Buddhist in the world.

Just what ”creates bad reputation for Buddhism in the world” is the insidious Western anti-Buddhist propaganda, which deceives even some undiscriminating Western Buddhists.

Buddhism was persecuted and systematically destroyed by Islam in India, Central Asia, and beyond, and now Muslims try to do the same in Sri Lanka, with horrendous acts of terrorism and forced conversion, sponsored by the Saudi Arabia terrorist government and as usual with the full support of Western media. Christian Portuguese, Dutch, French, and British colonizers also disrupted traditional Sri Lankan society, persecuted and ostracized Buddhists for centuries.

One should not forget that both Christianity and Islam, as opposed to Buddhism, are intolerant by nature and by injunction of their own scriptures. They cannot tolerate any other religion, specially Buddhism, which they see as an atheistic, blasphemous idolatry, to be totally destroyed and eradicated. Just look at the total, ruthless destruction of every form of traditional religion by Christians and Muslims in the whole of Europe, Middle East, South and Central America, much of Africa, and so forth.

Therefore, Buddhists in Sri Lanka (as in Myanmar, south Thailand etc.) have every right to defend their land, their families, their tradition, and their religion from such barbarous fanatics, and it's amazing how mildly they do so, with gentle boycotts and protests against mosques which with their loudspeakers day and night preach religious anti-Buddhist hatred and intolerance, the enforcement of the sharia, and so forth.

And even if there are popular upheavals which degenerate in violence, this is just a reaction, and still nothing compared to the cold, planned, brutal methods of Muslims and Christians aimed at fully exterminating Buddhism -- and Buddhists as well, if they reject forced conversion.

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What is going on in Sri Lanka and Myanmar is precisely when people mixed politics and religion together.

What is going on in Sri Lanka is a brutal Christian Pentecostal terrorist invasion financed by US churches, and there and in Myanmar a brutal Muslim Wahhabite terrorist invasion, financed by Saudi Arabia -- and elsewhere fooled Westerners believing the Western media accounts, which criticize the victims and glorify the terrorists. The issue has nothing to do with ”mixing of politics and religion”, and anyway it is not up to Westerner frustrated colonizers to tell Sri Lankans how they should relate state and religion.

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But it could be this minority group of extremists who is a 'Buddhist' using religion as an excuse for them to create hatred in order to achieve their goals.

The goal of Buddhists in Sri Lanka is to preserve their religion against the systematic destruction of their traditions by Christian and Muslim barbarians, which has nothing to do with ”hatred”. But supporting such Christian and Muslim terrorists, as you do, yes, has not only to do with hatred but also with ignorance.

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But whatever it is a true practitioner will not disrupt the harmony of the country but instead should work together and solving the problem with a Buddhist's way.

Why don't you go there yourself and talk ”harmony” and ”solving problems together” to fanatical Christian and Muslim terrorists, to see if you are a ”true practitioner” yourself in the first place?