Sri Lanka. Cutting through the spin.

The news has been featuring several bits of mis, dis, and contextually amiss information about events in Sri Lanka where Buddhists and muslims have seen escalating conflict.

US president Obama has even weighed in on it on the side of the muslims as he is wont to do whenever muslims face the consequences of actions they set in motion around the world.

Here are a few of links from just the past 48 hours illustrating the classic media narrative there:

1. TIME: Buddhist Gangs attack muslim businesses 

2. US denies visa to Sri Lankan Buddhist Monk

3. Another report of Buddhists as perpetrators of all problems between communities in Sri Lanka

4. Here is a perfect example of BBC reporting on Sri Lankan religious strife 

This interview I did with one of the leaders of the Buddhist group at the center of much of this conflict spoke with me at length and with great precision on some of what came before the events which the BBC, among others, decided they would report on.

Here is a video which is not in English but the description over at Youtube is at least, and you can see that it is acknowledging the aggression against Buddhists in Sri Lanka.

It should be noted that in the map of the new Caliphate that was released by Al-Qaeda branch, ISIS/ISIL, Sri Lanka is to become a part of it in the near term. Buddhists, who have already lost several entire nations to Islam, Afghanistan to name only one (How did we think the 100 Ft. tall Buddha statues got there in the first place?) in past campaigns to destroy all things on Earth not Islamic, are understandably concerned about how that affects the future of their culture, values and peoples.

Please be warned, this is recorded over the phone from Sri Lanka, the sound is medium, his accent is thick and he is speaking quickly as well as being very diplomatic. But the information is there. If you are looking for some context and counter-spin to the narrative that seems to be the new global standard of, ‘in all things, muslims are the victims’.

Denmark: Arson attack against Buddhist Temple

 By Nicolai Sennels

(The scorch marks on the temple covered with a grey wooden plate)

When people from The Danish Defence League put up stickers with the famous cartoon of Muhammed with head under his bomb, the police took DNA samples and stormed the sticker-criminals in their own homes. When “unknown” people tried to burn down a Buddhist temple located not far from a mosque inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood that has already been connected to terrorism, there is “no sign of harassment”. In fact, the fire was so miraculous, that it did not even produce any flame or smoke… As the police seem unterested in finding out who did it, we will probably never know. But fact is, that Muslims have found out that Buddhists do a pretty good job at fighting back – which is what we see in China, Thailand and Burma (US troops also met overwhelming Buddhist resistance in Vietnam, Korea and Japan).

“On Tuesday morning at 7 users of a Buddhist temple in Killerupgade were met with a nasty surprise. During the night, unknown men had tried to set fire to the temple. …The perpetrators had put combustible material at a wooden door, which was burned.’- But there has never been any flame or smoke. Therefore, the fire department was not contacted. It has not been necessary, says Kim Munksgaard, who immediately denied that there is harassment of the temple.- There is no sign of harassment against the temple or the users of it, said the police.'”


Sri Lanka. Buddhists fight back, get called terrorists.

Funny how when people fight back against constant aggression by muslims they get called terrorists but when muslims attack anyone else they are called militants by the exact same organizations. Its almost like there is some sort of policy in effect by journalists or something. But that would be crazy. Right?

1. Buddhists fight back against constant islamic aggression in Sri Lanka

Interesting that a Buddhist who held a meeting warning that if muslims continue to attack Buddhists would face repercussions is labelled as hate speech, but the daily meetings by Muslims in Mosques where they plan attacks and strategies against the Buddhists does not seem to be a problem for the government.

2. This video is alleged to be Buddhists attacking muslim local business.

If this is as it is labelled, I would recommend that the muslims in Sri Lanka pack up and go back to one of the fifty odd nations in the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) and leave the Buddhist and Hindu nations entirely. That will teach them. Everyone knows that when the Muslims all leave, well that never happened so we don’t know. But if its anything like before muslims got there…  Remember. Afghanistan was a Buddhist nation before the Muslims came and destroyed all traces of what was a peaceful and genuinely progressive civilization. Remember the 100 foot tall Buddha statues the Taliban blew up using Western technology and then acting like it was some great accomplishment? That, dear friends, is Islam in a nutshell. Destroying the great work of others using materials and technologies stolen from their enemies, and then acting like it was meaningful achievement.

3. This appears to be aftermath of an attack in a town in Sri Lanka called Aluthgama

4. The claim of this video is: Aluthgama Sri Lanka. Troopers shooting at muslims.

Nowhere in the video that I saw was anyone shooting at anyone.

5. Some ink on the events from Ahram online

Sri Lanka slapped an indefinite curfew in a popular tourist region Monday after rioting Buddhist mobs killed three Muslims in a surge of religious violence that triggered international concern.

Local community leaders accused authorities of doing little to prevent Sunday night’s carnage that made hundreds of Muslims homeless after attacks on their homes, shops, factories, mosques and even a nursery.

The most senior Muslim member of President Mahinda Rajapakse’s government threatened to resign at the decision to allow militant Buddhists to rally in the flashpoint region.

(Three Buddhists allegedly killed by Buddhists sparks international concern. 300 girls kidnapped from school, forcibly ‘converted to Islam’ and sold as sex slaves, and some rumored to have been stoned to death for failure to cooperate in this expedition generates a hash tag picture with Michelle Obama and some Facebook likes)

I think it is very revealing that the police had to separate the muslims from the ethnically and culturally mixed areas. This means that of all the diverse people, beliefs and methods of living in Sri Lanka the only group that cannot get along peaceably with everyone else is the muslims. In fact that one line by the BBC reporter in the video above neatly undoes all the spin doctoring of the rest of the media trying to paint this as an atrocity against muslims.

To understand the issue better, something none of these reports attempt to do whatsoever, please consider watching the interviews I did with Zemira Natan on how muslims treat Buddhists in Sri Lanka specifically and how they deliberately build mosques in locations close to main temples and buildings sacred to other faiths, and for that matter do most things, as calculated provocations to all other faiths and peoples.

I will try and do another interview with her soon on this specific issue.

False flag op in Sri Lanka. Muslims attack Buddhists, and then claim it was the other way around

These are buddhists defending themselves from islamic aggression.

From a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka that must remain anonymous for the moment:

“One of the muslim extremist (set) fire to his own shop and accused (the) buddhists (of doing it). they trying to beat buddhists ! Then SL soldiers came to solve this case in peacefully. Then muslims trying to killed soldiers. But our soldiers didn’t shoot them because they like to peace as the buddhists”

UPDATE on the matter of Muslims in Pakistan making shoes with Hindu sacred symbols molded on to them.

(Essentially, the Pakistani court is stonewalling the Hindus from stating their case)


The real story of Buddhists and Hindus in Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka

The other day I posted a video by Choudary’s group, ‘need for caliphate’ staging a mock-outrage demo about persecution of muslims in south Asia.

The interview below gives a better picture of the region.

In the comments below this video at Youtube, Wrath of Khan was kind enough to post the following comment:

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Unesco stops unauthorised reconstruction of Bamiyan Buddhas

If anyone has any lingering doubts about the UN being in the pocket of the OIC and Islamic concerns, this article should put them to rest.

From The Art

                 Organisation says actions of German archaeologists who have partially rebuilt one of the statues “border on the criminal”

By Alessandro Martini and Ermanno Rivetti. News, Issue 254, February 2014
Published online: 06 February 2014

German archaeologists have rebuilt the lower appendages of the smaller statue

The international community has reacted furiously to news that a German-led team of archaeologists has been reconstructing the feet and legs of the smaller of the two Bamiyan Buddhas, the monumental Afghan sculptures blown up by the Taliban in 2001. News of this reconstruction, which has taken place without Unesco’s knowledge or permission, was revealed during the 12th meeting of Unesco’s Bamiyan working group, in Orvieto, Italy, in December.

A team of archaeologists from the German branch of Icomos (the International Council on Monuments and Sites), led by Michael Petzet, who himself served as the head of Icomos from 1999 to 2008, spent most of last year rebuilding the smaller Buddha’s lower appendages with iron rods, reinforced concrete and bricks, an operation that Francesco Bandarin, Unesco’s assistant director-general for culture, describes as “wrong on every level”. He says: “Unesco has nothing to do with this project. It was undertaken without the consent of the Afghan government and has now been stopped.”

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I can’t imagine a more persuasive news item than this. That UNESCO believes that the Taliban ‘right’ to destroy ancient massive public world statues only because they represent an organizing principle and spiritual system other than Islam actually trumps people who wish to try and reconstruct these ancient and priceless artifacts at no public expense.

H/T Fjordman


Burmese Buddhist group gets somewhat ambivalent BBC write up

Stories are here and here

The pictures from October last year show dead children with their heads cut open and the bodies of women with their internal organs spilling out of their torsos.

Wirathu said he put them up as a reminder to Buddhists that the country is under attack from Muslim “invaders”.

“Muslims are only well behaved when they are weak, ” he said. “When they become strong, they are like a wolf or a jackal, in large packs they hunt down other animals.”

Wirathu believes there is a Muslim “master plan” underway to turn Myanmar into an Islamic state.

Radical Myanmar Buddhist monk unhurt in bomb blast

When one defends oneself against Islamic manifest destiny, suddenly one is a ‘radical’. Its time to dismantle the press and start over altogether.

Yahoo News:

YANGON (Reuters) – A bomb exploded meters away from a radical Buddhist monk as he delivered a mass sermon in Myanmar, police said on Monday, the latest flare-up in tensions pitting Buddhists against minority Muslims.

Wirathu, the prominent monk who heads a movement accused of stirring violence against Muslims, said he believed the blast on Sunday evening in Myanmar’s second city, Mandalay, was intended to silence him.

The home-made bomb went off inside a parked car, according to police and witnesses. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Tensions have been smoldering between radical elements of Myanmar’s Buddhist majority and Muslims. Bouts of religious violence have killed at least 237 people and displaced 150,000 in the past year, testing the resolve of a two-year-old quasi-civilian government.

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Links and news for July 7 2013 – 1

1. RT video on the state of Egypt

2. Andrew Bostom explains that rejecting Morsi will have little impact as Egypt’s history is consistent with these types of events

3. Video news report on the attack on the Buddhist temple in India. (I am hoping Achi will translate this or a better one for us today)

4. One as to wonder how much this report on Britain’s BBC is similar to Canada’s CBC. I would wager a fair amount.

5. Robert Spencer on yet another muslim child sex slave outfit in GB

Serial blasts rock Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya; terror attack, Centre says

(I am informed that this is one of the most significant places in Buddhism, as it was the place where The Buddha reached enlightenment. This could be said to be equivalent of the church of the Nativity being destroyed)

Times of India

, TNN | Jul 7, 2013, 10.10 AM IST
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Serial blasts rock Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya

Serial blasts rock Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya

GAYA: Nine serial explosions rocked the Mahabodhi Temple complex in Bodh Gaya on Sunday morning, leaving at least five people injured.

Union home secretary Anil Goswami confirmed that the Bodh Gaya blasts were a terror attack.

According to Gaya Police, the blasts took place in quick succession between 5.30 am and 6 am in the temple complex and near the Mahabodhi tree.

While four blasts took place inside the Mahabodhi Temple complex, three occurred in Karmapa monastery, one each near near the 80-ft Buddha statue and at the bus stand near bypass, DIG Magadh range Nayyer Hussnain Khan said.

Arvind Singh, a member of Mahabodhi Temple Management Commitee said two other bombs, one near the 80 feet statue and one at bus stand have been defused.

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