Sri Lankans protest Islamic Halaal campaign

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Sri Lanka's nationalist Buddhist monks and their supporters launched a campaign Sunday to boycott Islamic halal-slaughtered meat amid mounting religious tensions in the ethnically divided nation.

Thousands of men and women led by hundreds of monks of the Bodu Bala Sena, or Buddhist Force, staged a rally outside Colombo to announce the boycott, demanding that shops clear their stocks of halal food by April.

"More than 90 percent of the population are Buddhists, Hindus and Christian and therefore there is no justification to force them to eat halal products," Buddhist monk Kirama Wimala Jothi said in a statement.

He urged Sri Lanka's non-Muslim majority to boycott any product with the halal label and asked the government to outlaw Islamic clerics issuing such certification.

The halal method of killing an animal requires it to have its throat slit.

The issue has raised new tensions in a country emerging from nearly four decades of ethnic strife which has claimed at least 100,000 lives, according to U.N. estimates.

The rally came less than three weeks after President Mahinda Rajapakse urged monks not to incite religious hatred and violence amid reports of a wave of attacks targeting Muslims.

The Buddhist Force has disassociated itself with violence saying that there were "duplicate groups" pretending to be them and stirring up trouble.

Less than 10 percent of Sri Lanka's population of 20 million are Muslims.

Sri Lanka ended its 37-year Tamil separatist war in May 2009 with the crushing of Tamil rebels, who were mainly Hindus.

Hindus constitute about 12 percent of the population.
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Islam is a life and safety threat due to it's teachings on subjugating and inflicting attrocities on people of other religion, therefore it does not deserve respect but should be treat as as fascist ideology that it is.. It's practices of striking terror in the hearts of people of other religion through terrorism , suicide bombings, gangrape , and the like , lead people to hell and create hell on earth . Ban islam worldwide! It is a modern day nazism. Protect the innocent.
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Islamic way of slaughtering an animal for food is the most healthiest, for islam says to cut the throat. What that method does is allows nearly all the blood of the animal to flow out. but i have seen many people beat the animal to death and then obtain the meat but then what happens, the bloods get clot inside the diseased animal and the meat obtained from it is unhygenic
eating halal food=eating healthy food
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Who really want to follow Islamic sacrifice rituals . Cutting the throat but leaving the spinal cord would leave the animal feel the pain even after the throat is cut, not to mention no pre stunning . I suppose this is the same slaughtering method Muslims used on humans . A woman mentioned that her husband's head was chopped by a Muslim, it almost fell off but still hanging . Whatever sacrifice rituals you're practicing , please keep it to yourself and don't make others follow your idiosyncrasies .

For example , going around and abuse , harass, or bully non- Muslims that don't wear a head bag. What do Muslim practices have to do with an Athiest , Christians or Buddhist. Another example is making non-Muslims wear Burquini in certain parts of a Christian country, attack non Muslims who open on Friday.
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Dont judge islam by the activites of a few arrogant muslims
why do people say islam was forced on to and made accepted?
Islamic rule at one point was over the iberian peninsula(spain),vast parts of eastern/central europe and south asia if muslims had forced islam onto non-muslims all of these regions would be fully muslim today in spain there are only few muslims left (7-8%) and in eastern europe you find only about 15 muslims countries/region and in south asia only pakistan and bangladesh are muslims
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What do think if the Hindus in Pakistan make non Hindu people in Pakistan confirm that their products contains no beef ?
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Just in a small town of Bangladesh alone there are tens of thousands. Not to mention other countries. That is not the same as a few.
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If it is only a few Muslims that are destroying people and properties then why would anyone bother . Here it is repeatedly committed by violent and non violent Muslims. The socalled " moderate" Muslims are invading and replacing other's culture through scandals.
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If i am right there are only 3 budhist nations on earth i.e sri lanka , burma and thailan take into note the violant past of sri lanka and burma so according to your rant budhism is violant since most of its followers are
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Self defense or protecting others is not prohibited when living in a world with violent invaders .
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No teaching on violence can be found in Buddhism therefore Buddhism can't be said to be violent. Teachings on Violent torture and slaughtering of people that are non Muslim can be found in Islam and influenced by Islamic teachings.
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DDR wrote:
No teaching on violence can be found in Buddhism therefore Buddhism can't be said to be violent. Teachings on Violent torture and slaughtering of people that are non Muslim can be found in Islam and influenced by Islamic teachings.
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islam is a satanic cult.
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Just one example out of many:

"Quran (4:74)- "Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward." The martyrs of Islam are unlike the early Christians, led meekly to the slaughter. These Muslims are killed in battle, as they attempt to inflict death and destruction for the cause of Allah. Here is the theological basis for today's suicide bombers."
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More violent Koran verses:

2:89-”Therefore, the curse of Allah is upon the unbelievers!”

2:97-”Whoever is an enemy to Allah and His angels and messengers, to Gabriel and Michael, lo! Allah is an enemy of the unbelievers.”

2:191-”Kill them (unbelievers) wherever you find them. Drive them out of the places from which they drove you, for persecution is worse than slaughter…. Such is the reward of those who reject faith.”

2:193-”Fight against them (unbelievers) until there is no dissension, and the religion is for Allah.”
Fight until no other religion exists but Islam.

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In majority Muslim Malaysia, vegetarian food is tolerated. In Buddhistic common sense,there is no reason to boycott halal food. Nonsensical Politics smear religion in the face.
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If non Muslims don't care about Islamic ritualistic slaughtered food so they don't buy them. Did people tell food producer in Malaysia that they have to confirm the food they produce are vegetarians? Do people tell food producer that they have to get certification that their food contain no beef?

If you want to speak about non sensical politic smear religion in the face then talk about how Iran go into people's shop and grab buddhist religious symbols .

Malaysia was a Buddhist and Hindu majority country before it turned into a Muslim majority country. Why don't you concern yourself with Malaysia before trying to lecture Buddhist in other countries .
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Here no one is telling Muslims that they can't eat halal , but don't be issuing that food producers need to confirm that the food they produce are halal. The 91 percent non Muslims do not want to eat Muslim ritualistic slaughtered food and do not support that slaughtering method.

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DDR wrote:
Malaysia was a Buddhist and Hindu majority country before it turned into a Muslim majority country. Why don't you concern yourself with Malaysia before trying to lecture Buddhist in other countries .
'was' refers to pre-Islamic missionary era to the Malay Archilepego. Buddhist Malaysians today are descendents of immigrants, not natives of the land. So?

Malaysian Buddhists,like other religionists, made effort to preserve their Buddhist heritage. Buddhist heritage also means to stay true to the Buddha Dhamma as per scripture.

When religion is used as a political tool,this is what happens : stirring fear among the majority that 'others' are a threat, and the ruling party have got the solution to it. Actions taken to 'subdue' the threat are often an embarrassment to the true values of the religion.
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Malays themselves ( not just referring to immigrant) were Buddhist before Islam.

What are you talking about ? Are you saying the Malays allow you to eat vegetarian ? Who's not allowing them to eat halal?

Are you allow to impose that the Malays have to certify that the food they produce contains no beef or that they are vegetarian ? Would it be right for Buddhist to do so in Malaysia?

The Muslims are requiring food producer to certify that their food contains no pork and that it is halal! Now why would the rest of the non Muslim have to eat halal ? Can blame them if they don't purchase hallal food because they don't want to eat halal being a non Muslim ? Now are you suggesting that it is an embarrassment to religion that Buddhist , Hindu , and Christians don't eat hallal ? Be clear that the Muslims can stuff themselves with as much halal slaughtered beef as they want.

According to you all non Muslim including Hindus and vegetarian have to eat Halal as well.

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