A gay nightclub became the latest attack in Orlando, USA resulting in the deaths of 50 people and injuring scores of others. President Obama called it ‘an act of terror and an act of hate’. The gunman was a Muslim and ISIL has claimed responsibility. Not many seem to question the roots of Islamic terrorism and instead have opted to attack mosques and Muslims. The scale of these attacks and the silence by the Christian West can be compared to the manner they reacted in Sri Lanka’s case related to Dambulla and Aluthgama where even the UNHRC head quoted these and chagrined only the Sinhala Buddhists which is hardly comparable to the types of attacks taking place in Christian countries. Are people aware the scale of anti-Islamic sentiments in US, EU, UK and elsewhere? At what other place of worship would this be tolerated? If people with assault rifles stood outside of a Christian church or Jewish synagogue, Americans would explode in fury. Those with the assault rifles might be arrested for threatening worshipers; they might even be shot. When it is Muslims that are threatened, dare I say terrorized, by heavily armed Islamophobes, on the other hand, suddenly the problem is framed as a First Amendment issue.” Says Ben Norton
If Islamic jihadists are in receipt of training and support of Western states these ‘Islamic’ attacks become a real farce and it questions the unfairness of these Western governments that allow innocent Muslims to be attacked. Hundreds of mosques and Muslims have been attacked but there is no international body that comes out to point fingers against the perpetrators because the perpetrators are in the driving seat of virtually all decision making across the world. Russia and China are the only others to comment. That is one end of the argument.
The other factor is that Muslims themselves have to accept that they too have to account for much. In non-Muslim majority countries they are imposing their will using the strength of the money that comes from oil-rich nations ready to fork out any amounts to promote Wahhabi faith. It is from these oil-rich countries that the West is plucking out men to turn into terrorists. Muslims cannot object to the allegation that they are intruding into sacred places of others and thereafter demanding their will prevails. This is certainly does not showcase as a gesture of peace or goodwill and Sri Lanka can present many examples of how Muslim-will had been covertly attempted to prevail in Sri Lanka – halal, Muslim new dress code, Muslim-only areas, mosques galore most of which are empty, mosques in sacred Buddhist cities and thereafter use of loudspeakers for mosque calling becoming a disturbance but turned into a racial-religious victim factor…all these examples showcase an ulterior objective on the part of the Muslims also.
Attacks against Muslims in US
§ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7s1Js_9cgI Muslim Mosques In America Are Being Burned
§ an average of 12.6 suspected hate crimes against Muslims in the United States a month, based on F.B.I. data
§ two mosques in Hawthorne, California vandalized with ‘Jesus is the way’ scrolled on the walls – Anti-Muslim attacks occurring in record numbers across US https://www.rt.com/usa/325922-hate-crimes-muslims-mosques/
§ In Pittsburgh, a passenger in a cab shot the driver, who was Muslim, in the back after the passenger angrily asked him about ISIS and mocked the Prophet Muhammad
§ Anaheim, Calif., a bullet-riddled copy of the Quran was left outside an Islamic clothing store
§ a man reportedly pulled a knife on a Muslim woman at a carwash and threatened her. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/18/us/politics/crimes-against-muslim-americans-and-mosques-rise-sharply.html?_r=0
§ 53 incidents against Muslims reported in 2010 when Muslims attempted to build a mosque near the site of 9/11
§ a man in Pittsburgh shot a taxi driver in his own cab with a rifle for being Muslim.
§ A mosque was vandalized in Phoenix
§ In a Brooklyn restaurant, a customer shouted “Muslim motherfu**er!” and assaulted a Muslim woman
§ Two Muslim women were attacked in Tampa. One was shot at as she drove away from a mosque. The other was nearly driven off the road.
§ A Muslim judge in Brooklyn judge was sworn in on the Koran, and she received numerous threats. Anonymous callers said “You are not an American” and “You are a terrorist,” warning “We know where to find you” and “Watch out because we are going to get you.” This is a judge they are threatening. http://www.salon.com/2015/12/17/a_shame_on_america_hate_attacks_on_u_s_muslims_are_spiking_and_wheres_the_outrage/
§ Attack on mosques skyrocketCouncil on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR identified 63 individual incidents of attacks on mosques in the U.S. so far in 2015. http://reverbpress.com/news/us/attacks-on-mosques-skyrocket-us/
Attacks against Muslims in UK & Europe & Australia
§ Attacks on British Muslims have gone up 300% since Paris http://indy100.independent.co.uk/article/attacks-on-british-muslims-have-gone-up-300-since-paris–ZyMe0b1MhFx
§ Research reveals HALF of all Britain’s mosques have been attacked since 9/11 as anti-Islam violence spreads
read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2351470/Research-reveals-HALF-Britains-mosques-attacked-9-11-anti-Islam-violence-spreads.html#ixzz4BQk3IwQC
§ Firebombs and pigs heads thrown into mosques as anti-Muslim attacks increase after Paris shootings
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/firebombs-and-pigs-heads-thrown-into-mosques-as-anti-muslim-attacks-increase-after-paris-shootings-9977423.html France’s National Observatory Against Islamophobia reports that since last Wednesday a total of 60 Islamophobic incidents have been recorded. France’s National Observatory Against Islamophobia reports that since last Wednesday a total of 60 Islamophobic incidents have been recorded
§ Political climate in Europe: ‘Worst level of anti-Muslim bigotry ever’ https://www.rt.com/op-edge/336929-brussels-muslims-hysteria-attacks/
§ Mosque ransacked and copies of Quran burned in Corsica http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/12/mosque-ransacked-copies-quran-burnt-corsica-151226050610696.html
§ fire destroys Geelong mosque http://www.news.com.au/national/suspicious-fire-destroys-geelong-mosque/news-story/14114024f03a1ae698f7aaad42e8f340
§ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4nn6-Z-Qw4 9 Muslim refugee centres burnt in Sweden
§ Italian mosque vandalized, quran burnt http://www.islamophobiawatch.co.uk/italian-mosque-vandalised-quran-burnt/
§ Extremists threaten to burn all mosques in Norway – http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/kenya-nairobi-westgate-siege-norway-islam-muslim-508570
The news headlines against Muslims
§ Belgian Interior Minister says there is a ‘cancer’ of extremism running through Belgian societyhttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/brussels-attacks-belgian-interior-minister-jan-jambon-says-muslims-dance-in-the-street-following-a6988196.html
§ In Europe, Muslim extremists turn to Sexual Terrorism – http://thefederalist.com/2016/01/11/in-europe-muslim-extremists-turn-to-sexual-terrorism/
§ Europe’s angry Muslims – http://www.cfr.org/religion/europes-angry-muslims/p8218 Radical Islam is spreading across Europe among descendants of Muslim immigrants. Disenfranchised and disillusioned by the failure of integration, some European Muslims have taken up jihad against the West. They are dangerous and committed — and can enter the United States without a visa. (Council of Foreign Relations – a premier US think tank)
§ Europe’s Muslims hate the West http://www.politico.eu/article/brussels-attacks-terrorism-europe-muslims-brussels-attacks-airport-metro/ The first reaction to the Brussels massacres among postmodern European intellectuals was predictable: What did we, Europeans, do to them, our Muslims? How could followers of a religion that is proudly called “the religion of peace” commit these kinds of atrocities?
§ Belgian Muslims held street parties celebrating Brussels attackshttp://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/210384#.V15EO49OLcc
§ New Jersey police officers say Muslims DID celebrate 9/11 and eyewitness remembers cheers of ‘Allahu Akbar!’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3369705/Was-Trump-Police-officer-says-pockets-Muslims-celebrated-9-11-shouted-Allahu-Akbar.html
Prof. Choussodovsky writing to the Global Research states that Washington is behind the ISIS as well as moderate Al Qaeda terrorists. He says the ISIS was until 2014 known as Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). He also says Al Nusra is an Al Qaeda affiliate which the Obama administration supports to go after ISIS aka AQI. He says ISIS and Al Nusra are protected by Western military alliance and being used to destroy Syria and Iraq. He also says Boko Haram in Nigeria, Al Shabab in Somalia, the Libya Islamic Fighting Group (supported by NATO in 2011), AL Qaeda in Islamic Maghred, the Jemaah Islamiah in Indonesia all affiliates of Al Qaeda are covertly supported by Western intelligence. US is also supporting Al Qaeda affiliates in Xianjiang Uighur autonomous region of China.
Prof. Choussodovsky says that US/NATO air bombings do not target ISIS and instead targets Syrian & Iraqi schools, hospitals, factories, residential areas, government buildings, roads, bridges etc. This means that the Western governments are using Al Qaeda and affiliates to destroy Iraq and Syria and the foot soldiers are these terrorists supplied by Western allied Muslim states. He goes on to say that the US is ‘Number One ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’.
Origins of Al Qaeda dates to Soviet-Afghan War with CIA training camps during Reagan administration set up in Pakistan that trained 35,000 jihadists from 43 Islamic countries during 1982-1992. Terrorists became known as ‘freedom fighters’.
The US even funded jihadi textbooks (published by University of Nebraska) to brainwash Afghan children. The US recruited Osama bin Laden in 1979 to lead the Al Qaeda just like Prabakaran was selected by India to lead the LTTE. 9/11 was not a job done by Al Qaeda but it was good enough reason to invade Afghanistan. ISIL – The Islamic State is also an AL Qaeda affiliate created by US intelligence and supported by British MI6 and Mossad, Pakistan’s ISI, Saudi Arabia’s GIP and these were the ‘rebels’ that supported the ouster of Syria’s Assad. Prof. Choussodovsky says NATO and Turkey recruited ISIL and Al Nusrah mercenaries for the Syrian insurgency. He says that Western Special Forces and Western Intelligence operatives are working within the ranks of ISIL (shocking). These western military specialists contracted by Pentagon have even trained terrorists in use of chemical weapons. Prof. Choussodovsky says that the ISIL’s practice of beheadings are part of the US sponsored terrorist training! The ISL mercenaries are said to be death row criminals released from Saudi prisons! Prof. Choussodovsky concludes that the Islamic terror is a project of the US foreign policy agenda to carve up Iraq & Syria into separate territories – Sunni Islamist Caliphate, an Arab Shia Republic and a Republic of Kurdistan.
Prof Choussodovsky that the homegrown terrorist threat is a lie being promoted by Western governments helped by media in order to remove civil liberties and create a police state. He says terror attacks are staged and created to instil fear so that America can strengthen its law enforcement apparatus and control the minds of millions of Americans that their government is protecting them when in reality their government is creating the mayhem. He says that counter-terrorism campaigns have demonized Muslims and anybody questioning anti-terror law are slapped with anti-terror laws. He says the objective of ‘Global War on Terror’ is to subdue the citizens and prevent them from finding out or questioning the truth.
However, while this is all true, the Muslims themselves have much to account for. Using the hat of ‘victim’ they have been penetrating into non-Muslim lands and setting up mosques, prayer centres, madrassas and using the power of their money to bribe their will. The recent attempt to build a minaret above the sacred Dalada Maligawa in Kandy, Sri Lanka speaks volumes of the manner of incursions taking place while pretending to be wanting to live in peaceful co-existence. These incursive attempts on the strength of the money that is being sent through the Saudi-oil and the long term objective of spreading Wahhabi faith does not help the Muslims who on the one hand are being unfairly attacked by Christian West who have created these Islamic terrorists.
Our concern in Sri Lanka is simple. Given that these Islamic terrorists are virtually missionaries using and abusing the Islamic faith though they have been provided by Islamic nations, we too are conscience that our sacred places of worship can be ordered for attack any day. In reading Prof. Choussodovsky’s research Buddhists of Sri Lanka have every right to fear and the GOSL is bounden to address these fears.
Shenali D Waduge