Muslim Ministers, MPs discuss ‘common strategy’

Muslim Ministers and MPs who met yesterday morning to discuss a ‘common strategy’ to ‘approach the President and Prime Minister’ on the recent attacks faced by the Muslim community, warn that they would choose to sit independently in Parliament if the Leaders do not take action to rein in extremist groups in the country.

According to a post shared on Muslim Affairs and Postal

Services Minister Abdul Haleem’s Facebook profile, the Muslim legislators met at his ministry. Their focus has been the recent increase in activity by the Buddhist group; Bodu Bala Sena (BBS).

Over the last week, a series of incidents such as the attack on the Kohilawatte mosque in Sedawatte by an unidentified gang have led the MPs to believe that the BBS might be involved though the attackers are yet to be identified and apprehended. A source at the meeting speaking to the Daily News said that they have sent a letter requesting for a meeting with the President and they hoped that they would get an appointment with the President.

“We are not asking for anything special.

All we want is that law and order in this country should be respected that the culprits be apprehended. If not, we will have to take action and be independent,’the source said.

“The Muslim community which had voted against the previous regime for their apathy towards rising extremist sentiment towards the community finds that the present government too should act more on this matter,” the source continued. “The present government does not support extremism, but, it feels like they are not doing anything to stop it either,” the source said. 

 

 


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NOTHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN, Insha Allah. THE POLITICIANS HAVE TO SHOW THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY THAT THEY ARE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THIS BBS GANESARA THERA for the kickbacks they get from the "YAHAPALANA GOVERNMENT". THEY HAVE MADE THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY "SELAAKAASU" IN THE FACE OF POLITICS AND THE GOVERNMENT. 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, INSHA ALLAH. WHAT “THE MUSLIM VOICE” is ADVOCATING POLITICALLY IS THE APPROPRIATE MOVE FOR THE PRESENT TIMES, INSHA ALLAH. Noor Nizam - Convener "The Muslim Voice"

Gnanasara Thero is nothing but putty in the hands of the Rajapaksas. They are using every possible avenue to come back into power. They know, most of the projects are being financed by Muslim Countries, not forgetting the supply of Oil of course, at subsidised rates and large loans to Sri Lanka. So if they are hatching a plot to attack the Muslims, they feel that the Muslims will influence the Muslim countries to hold back on their aid and this may cause an economic backlash to the Maithripala Government. So it is hightime that the President and the Muslims and the Sinhala people recognise these plots and the government should take this very seriously and take action as is necessary to stop this BBS-Rajapaksa menace. Another plot is to create chaos and probably destroy the infrastructure of the country by unleashing riots. Oh people be aware of the power hungry Rajapaksas.

We saw Gnanasara the priest, over the TV, talking like a "Ganangkaraya" at the Malwatte temple, all the preaching and guiding during Wesak had been utterly futile, when the Rajapaksa family is hell bent on coming to power, hook or by crook. Calling the likes of Gnanasara a Buddhist Priest, is like calling the tyrants of the world, saints. We think it is time that the President does something to stop this source of danger, where our country and its people are being imperilled.

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