Dear brothers and sisters in Islam,
Assalam o alaikum,
This is a call from Sri Lanka that I am making on behalf of Muslims here. Buddhists fanatics are enjoying the full freedom in Sri Lanka in order to attack Muslims' freedom to practice Islam. This has been going on ever since Sri Lanka has won the war against LTTE, which was largely supported by Muslim nations. Many Sri Lankan Muslims have borne sacrifices through out 30 year long war.
Government of Sri Lanka has not been been active in dealing with extremist Buddhist groups. These groups have been creating minor incidences like throwing stones on masjids, harbouring hate through social media (like Myanmar), collecting weapons and explosives like C4 (more powerful than RDX), agitating in front of masjids, Muslim business etc. They have been trying to cause a full scale riot in Sri Lanka to initiate very large-scale massacre of Muslims. They have been holding anti-Muslim campaign at macro (cities and towns) and micro (small group talks in all around the nation) levels.
This all is because these groups witness Muslims number being increased faster than Buddhists, and Muslims have been improving in devotion to Islam. At the background Israeli has been funding these groups through Norway; prominent politicians and intellectuals claim this. These groups have been visiting anti-Muslims extremist groups in Myanmar, and India. Government of Sri Lanka is taking dual stand, one side they show that they are maintaining law and order and they are committed to peace. On the other side, Defence Secretary (who holds 80% powers in Sri Lanka) has been the chief guest for the opening event of Bodu Balasena (the group taking lead against Muslims)
Please initiate some kind of campaigns that casts tremendous pressure on the government of Sri Lanka do so that such fanatic groups lose the ground. In Sri Lanka, we have been trying our best to defuse the tension, and working with authorities.
Please stand for the Muslims of Sri Lanka, or else you might see another Myanmar like massacre of Muslims here.
Please do following:
1. Try to publish articles against such hate campaigns
2. Channel politically to mount pressure from your countries
3. Write petitions from your place against this and send it to UNHRC (UN Human Right Commission)
4. Do at least something that makes sense
5. Make sure that we don't harbour hate against hate
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Your brother in Islam
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May Allah protect our brothers & sisters in Sri Lanka. Ameen