By : Mohammed Jehan Khan
Recent incidents of anti muslim sentiments in Sri Lanka, in defense of the Buddhism, have opened fresh wounds. The introduction of ‘Aryan Myth’ and ‘Mahavamsa Fabrications’ into Sinhala politics, which emphasizes that muslims should be subservient to Sinhalese has opened the gates of hate towards the peaceful Muslims living in this country for more than 800 years. This was the background of the famous 1915 Sinhala-Muslim riots. The situation in 2013 is really not much different in this matter.
Anti-Muslim actions have involved attacks on mosques with little or no effective government and police response.
The Queestion remains, “Who’s the head of government? BBS, Ravana Balaya or Mahinda Rajapakse? The Rajapaksas use carrot-and-stick methods to subjugate the UPFA and control the Monkhood of the country. In Sri Lanka, the hardline IRC Orange robe thug ‘Loyalists’ are rewarded; invertebrates tolerated; those who try to maintain even a vestige of autonomy are punished.
Once the indignation evaporates and media-focus/ public-attention shifts elsewhere, the Muslim community of Sri Lanka will be left alone and bereft.
Earlier they destroyed Muslim shrines and attacked mosques under the watchful eyes of the police. They descended to such low that they went on pubic demonstration in Kuliyapitiya town carrying placards showing pictures of pigs with Allah’s name written in Arabic language on it. They were not taken to custody even after this dastardly crime. Sinhalese who live in peace with Muslims in the town requested the police to stop this demonstration.But police refused.
Now they attacked a mosque in Grandpass, Colombo, injuring four innocent civilians. The question is what next?
So far Muslims maintained remarkable restraint not to give any pretext for the racists to attack Muslims.Now the question is how long?
An attack on Tamils in July 1983 brought India into our politics and created LTTE which devastated the country for 30 long years with a terrorist war. Muslims worldwide are fighting a life and death battle against Jewish sponsored global American,British and European fight against Islam and Muslims. Under such circumstance, an attack on Muslims might turn various forces against the island here and abroad, This is something which the island’s Muslims, known for their peaceful nature. do not want.
The Rajapaksa family pretend that the country would collapse without them. All over the country, they use money, public money, hardline Buddhist monks the official Orange Robe Terrorists and the power of the armed forces to oppress and repress the minority people.
The Rajapaksas’ stand above the law and disregard the constitution. The law is waiting. Justice will be done because nothing is permanent. The immutable law of the universe over which only the Allah Almighty presides dictates that they will one day pay for their evil deeds.
Let those who have ears hear now, and those who have eyes see. Neither the Sun or the moon nor the truth can be hidden for long.
(Mohammed Jehan Khan is a Sri Lankan Independent Socio-Political writer and can be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @OfficialJehan)