Sri Lanka ‘can’t see the wood for the trees’ – Post incident?

Excerpts and link to article written by a classmate of mine a former Senior Intelligence Officer in the Army.
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he 1998 bomb attacks in Coimbatore, India have been the base for this research. Why? The attacks took place under similar circumstances and still holds water. Coimbatore, for some time, had been a hotbed of Islamic fundamentalism.

February 14, 1998 saw the group killing 58 people and injuring more than 200 people by carrying out 12 bomb attacks within an area of 12 sq km.

Suddenly, he (Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ) appeared on April 29 and surprised the world. His message was loud and clear. He said: “Your brothers in Sri Lanka have healed the hearts of the monotheists, with their suicide bombings, which shook the beds of the crusaders during Easter…

“The attacks would continue… We will be everywhere, in different places…

“Our battle today is a war of attrition to harm the enemy and they should know that Jihad will continue until doomsday… There will be more to come…”

The US involvement to raise the Mujahideen (Bin Laden) and the Indian involvement to raise the LTTE are all but similar. The damage they did to the core of society in the respective countries and the lessons learnt are difficult to ignore.

The saying “it’s not the gun that wins the battle, but the soldier behind it”, cannot be more true. It’s not the State but the people who will be decisive in winning this battle for the nation.

http://www.sundaytimes.lk/190512/sunday-times-2/sri-lanka-cant-see-the-wood-for-the-trees-post-incident-348919.html?

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9 Replies to “Sri Lanka ‘can’t see the wood for the trees’ – Post incident?”

  1. “The damage they did to the core of society in the respective countries and the lessons learnt are difficult to ignore”

    Sinhalese are really anti-Tamil. They rape and murder in their thousands (1956, 1958, 1977, 1981, 1983 Anti Tamil pogroms and violence) and then they have the gall to blame India for creating Tamil militancy.

    It’s as if they are selectively blind to the crimes their people have committed against Tamils well before the LTTE even killed a single Sinhala civilian. A coping mechanism perhaps to protect their ego as ‘good guys’ under threat from ‘Tamil invaders’.

    The danger of this mentality is that they will continue to commit atrocities with impunity against Tamils. And their standard response will be ‘it never happened’. Like the tens of thousands who got slaughtered in 2009. And the thousands who got raped, i know survivors from 2009 who are raising army rape babies both in vanni and the diaspora. And it makes my blood boil. Evil people.

    It is really sickening that this Barr kumar who claims to be Tamil despite never living in a Tamil community, or being able to speak Tamil peddles pro-army and govt views. Disgusting.

    At least have some integrity and admit you are sri lankan of mixed heritage who identifies more with the Sinhalese (you learnt in Sinhalese medium, mixed more with Sinhalese people etc.) Rather than try and pull the wool over peoples eyes as If tamils sympathise with these abhorrent views.

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    1. Siva,

      Ooh finally a proper Tamil; Jaffna, Vanni or Batti?
      Maybe even Estate Tamil?

      I guess you know who me, personally. The “Barr Kumar” and the rest is a giveaway.

      At least have some integrity and admit you are sri lankan of mixed heritage who identifies more with the Sinhalese (you learnt in Sinhalese medium, mixed more with Sinhalese people etc.) Rather than try and pull the wool over peoples eyes as If tamils sympathise with these abhorrent views.

      You know me very well, a classmate?.
      Click on my handle, there is a little bio on me, old pal.

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  2. The Muslim council of Sri Lanka issued guidelines to promote common Sri Lankan identity and reduce Arabization of SL muslims; these include restriction on Azan, urging Muslims to avoid veils, removal of Arabic sign boards and restrictions on building new mosques.

    https://imgur.com/a/g7QTEBW

    Can India learn from this?

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      1. Why should the BJP attempt that? Why don’t the respective State Govt “try” to attempt that and face the shitshow.

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    1. Curious,

      The Muslim council is some upper class set of urban guys in Colombo
      The rural, small town mosques dont give two hoots for they say.

      The money is pouring in directly from the mid east.
      New mosques are being built by the day.

      Kattankudy formerly a small little village is the poster boy for whats happening.
      The population has swelled to 40,000 and 60 or so mosques.

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    2. Many Indian muslims are already pretty moderate and eastern in culture Curious.

      Do you think Asian muslims should unite to resist Arabist and Islamist philosophy?

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      1. Anan, gulf money is directly (though not exclusively) responsible for Arabization of South Asian Muslims. I wish the Muslim community can resist this and self-police on this issue, that would be the ideal way to go about it, but if not governments should step in to keep the peace by preventing this trend.

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