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Christians attacked mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in Chilaw Sri Lanka

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Police impose curfew on Sri Lankan town after mosques attacked
Christians attacked mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in Chilaw after what they believed was a threat on Facebook.

Sri Lanka has been under a state of emergency since the suicide bombings in April that killed more than 250 people [Eranga Jayawardena/AP]

Sri Lanka has been under a state of emergency since the suicide bombings in April that killed more than 250 people [Eranga Jayawardena/AP]

Police have imposed a curfew in the Sri Lankan town Chilaw after a dispute between Christians and Muslims, that began on Facebook, turned violent.
Mobs threw stones at mosques and Muslim-owned stores on Sunday after residents believed a posting on the social media site was a threat to Christians.
Residents in the mainly Christian town 80km north of the capital Colombo, beat the man they believed was responsible for the Facebook post. Police said he had been arrested.
"A police curfew has been imposed in Chilaw Police area with immediate effect until 6am tomorrow to control the tense situation," police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera told the Reuters news agency. The police later said the curfew would be lifted at 4am local time (22:30 GMT on Sunday) on Monday.
Sri Lankan troops had fired shots into the air to halt the violence.
'Scared of the night'
"They pelted stones at three mosques and some Muslim-owned shops. Now the situation has calmed down, but we are scared of the night," one local Muslim man who asked to remain anonymous for security reasons, told Reuters.
One mosque suffered extensive damage, he added.
Tensions have been running high after Muslim suicide bombers blew themselves up in three churches and four hotels on April 21, Easter Sunday, killing 257 people.
While the country's acting police chief Chandana Wickramaratn said last week that all those involved in the attacks are either dead or in custody, some Sri Lankans are concerned there may still be attackers at large.
A week ago in Negombo, where more than 100 people were killed during Easter prayers, a violent clash erupted between local Muslims and Christians after a traffic dispute.
Sri Lanka has been under a state of emergency since the suicide bombings. Security forces and police have been given sweeping powers to arrest and detain suspects for long periods.
One of the latest to be arrested was Mohamed Aliyar, Saudi-educated scholar. Police claim he had links with Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the bombings.
"Information has been revealed that the suspect arrested had a close relationship with ... Zahran and had been operating financial transactions," said a police statement late on Friday.
The statement said Aliyar was "involved" with training the group of suicide bombers in the southern town of Hambantota.
 
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    Sri Lanka: Mounting Anti-Muslim Violence Leads to Curfew, Social Media Ban

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    In Sri Lanka, a Muslim man was killed Monday in North Western Province, as ongoing violence and attacks against Muslim targets has led authorities to impose an indefinite curfew in the region. A nationwide curfew in the rest of the country has been relaxed.
    A number of Muslim-owned businesses, homes and places of worship have been vandalized after two days of rioting in North Western Province, as Muslims celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. In response, Sri Lanka also again blocked popular social media networks and apps they say were responsible for the violent acts, including Facebook and WhatsApp.
    Tensions in Sri Lanka have been on the rise since last month’s Easter suicide bomb massacre, which killed at least 257 people in churches and hotels.
     
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    Sri Lanka violence: Muslim-owned factory ‘decimated’ by mob
    The Muslim owner of the factory, north of Colombo, told the BBC that the attackers destroyed and torched “everything inside”.
    His factory is among dozens of businesses and mosques targeted by mobs since the 21 April attacks.
     
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    Muslims targeted in spate of attacks in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka is extending a nationwide curfew after a wave of violence targeting Muslims. Melissa Duggan on the escalating tensions in the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks.
     
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    Sri Lankan police arrest dozens over violent mob attacks prompted by Easter bombings

    Sri Lankan police have arrested 23 people in connection with a spate of mob attacks on Muslim communities that left one person dead and dozens of shops and mosques destroyed.
    Communal violence in the Indian Ocean island nation has worsened in recent days, following last month's Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people.
    A Muslim man was hacked to death on Monday in violence in which members of the largely Buddhist majority ethnic Sinhalese attacked Muslim-owned shops and homes in the country's north-west, Rauff Hakeem, a Cabinet minister and leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, said.
    With communal violence reported in the capital, Colombo, and surrounding areas in the country's west and north-west, the Government has imposed a nationwide curfew and temporarily blocked social media and messaging apps.
    Muslims-owned shops in Colombo were destroyed during sectarian violence. Photo: Mob attacks on Muslim communities in Sri Lanka have left one person dead and dozens of shops and mosques destroyed.

    Soldiers in armoured vehicles are patrolling the towns hit by sectarian violence, and a police spokesman said the situation had now been brought under control.
    Tensions have been running high in Sri Lanka since the April 21 attacks by militant Islamic suicide bombers who struck two Catholic churches, one Protestant church and three luxury hotels.
    Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, which were carried out by a local radicalised Muslim group.
    Sri Lanka has a dark history of communal tensions. For more than a quarter century it was embroiled in civil war as Tamil Tiger rebels fought to create an independent state for ethnic minority Tamils.
    Sri Lankan soldiers holding guns sit on the top of a military vehicle. Photo: Security forces have been deployed to restive areas across the country. (Reuters: Dinuka Liyanawatte)

    When the conflict ended 10 years ago, the United Nations estimated about 100,000 people had been killed.
    The UN's Adama Dieng, an adviser on the prevention of genocide, and Karen Smith, an adviser on the responsibility to protect, are now warning the attacks on Muslims could escalate if not stopped immediately.
    "The country is trying to move forward from a traumatic period of inter-ethnic armed conflict, but these attacks are pushing Sri Lanka backwards," they said in a statement.
    "If not adequately dealt with, the recent violence has the potential to escalate even further."
    Women cry at the funeral of a Muslim man who died in a mob attack. Photo: Women mourn at the funeral for Mohamed Salim Fowzul Ameer, who was killed in the sectarian violence. (Reuters: Dinuka Liyanawatte)

    Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, appealed to the public to maintain the peace and patience they showed in the first days after the attacks.
    He said he found no religious nuances in the violence but local-level politicians had been found in the mobs.
    "I ask the political leaders to keep their followers under control. It is no heroism in attacking Muslims and damaging their property — true heroism is to control and overcome oneself," he said.
     
    Rafidi

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    They should take up arms and fight back. Majority (around 85%) of Sri Lanka is Buddhist and Hindu. These idolaters are obviously the ones spearheading the violence against Muslims. They did same in Burma. When they start to see their flesh flying in the air, they will say Muslims are terrorists. Same with China persecuting millions of Muslims and keeping them in concentration camps. When bombs start going off in Beijing and Shanghai, they will claim its terrorist attacks. But they won't see their state terrorism against innocent citizens. What do innocent Muslim individuals and businessmen have to do with few terrorists who attacked a church? I'm very sure it isn't the 5% Christians in Sri Lanka who are carrying out the reprisal attacks on Muslims. Its these godless germs called Hindus and Buddhist.
     
    الحرس الجمهوري

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    They should take up arms and fight back. Majority (around 85%) of Sri Lanka is Buddhist and Hindu. These idolaters are obviously the ones spearheading the violence against Muslims. They did same in Burma. When they start to see their flesh flying in the air, they will say Muslims are terrorists. Same with China persecuting millions of Muslims and keeping them in concentration camps. When bombs start going off in Beijing and Shanghai, they will claim its terrorist attacks. But they won't see their state terrorism against innocent citizens. What do innocent Muslim individuals and businessmen have to do with few terrorists who attacked a church? I'm very sure it isn't the 5% Christians in Sri Lanka who are carrying out the reprisal attacks on Muslims. Its these godless germs called Hindus and Buddhist.
    This is very dehumanizing. You're generalizing against a whole group and calling them germs simply for the fact that they don't believe in your God. As if you're trying to imply that one's godlessness makes him more prone to committing violence.

    If we learnt anything from Isis is that this is simply not true.
     
    Mockinggbird

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    They should take up arms and fight back. Majority (around 85%) of Sri Lanka is Buddhist and Hindu. These idolaters are obviously the ones spearheading the violence against Muslims. They did same in Burma. When they start to see their flesh flying in the air, they will say Muslims are terrorists. Same with China persecuting millions of Muslims and keeping them in concentration camps. When bombs start going off in Beijing and Shanghai, they will claim its terrorist attacks. But they won't see their state terrorism against innocent citizens. What do innocent Muslim individuals and businessmen have to do with few terrorists who attacked a church? I'm very sure it isn't the 5% Christians in Sri Lanka who are carrying out the reprisal attacks on Muslims. Its these godless germs called Hindus and Buddhist.
    I'm not sure you will understand the below map
    more than 90% of world violence occur in Muslim majority countries and areas
    yet Muslims are around 20% of world population....
    stop nagging and check what's wrong with the way you treat your wife and elevate your kids

    12552
     
    Rafidi

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    I'm not sure you will understand the below map
    more than 90% of world violence occur in Muslim majority countries and areas
    yet Muslims are around 20% of world population....
    stop nagging and check what's wrong with the way you treat your wife and elevate your kids

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    And in all of these countries where violence happen, the US has either occupied, attacked or meddle in their affairs.
     
    Rafidi

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    This is very dehumanizing. You're generalizing against a whole group and calling them germs simply for the fact that they don't believe in your God. As if you're trying to imply that one's godlessness makes him more prone to committing violence.

    If we learnt anything from Isis is that this is simply not true.
    Not because they don't believe in God. But because they are very inhumane. Check out Burma and China. Massacres, concentration camps and displacement.
     
    Iron Maiden

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    These idolaters are obviously the ones spearheading the violence against Muslims.
    Its amazing how u tag everyone with demeaning labels in accordance with the teachings of islam kafir, idolaters, moushrikin... in order to inflate ur ego

    Mech cheyif faw2iye aktar men hek ba3d.
    Khod el 3alam b helmak 3ammo ?
     
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    Rafidi

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    Its amazing how u tag everyone with demeaning labels in accordance with the teachings of islam kafir, idolaters, moushrikin... in order to inflate ur ego

    Mech cheyif faw2iye aktar men hek ba3d.
    Khod el 3alam b helmak 3ammo ?
    Lesh maz3oj? ;)
     
    Indie

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    They should take up arms and fight back. Majority (around 85%) of Sri Lanka is Buddhist and Hindu. These idolaters are obviously the ones spearheading the violence against Muslims. They did same in Burma. When they start to see their flesh flying in the air, they will say Muslims are terrorists. Same with China persecuting millions of Muslims and keeping them in concentration camps. When bombs start going off in Beijing and Shanghai, they will claim its terrorist attacks. But they won't see their state terrorism against innocent citizens. What do innocent Muslim individuals and businessmen have to do with few terrorists who attacked a church? I'm very sure it isn't the 5% Christians in Sri Lanka who are carrying out the reprisal attacks on Muslims. Its these godless germs called Hindus and Buddhist.
    The anti-Muslim sentiments in Burma started because the Bangladeshi Muslims imported there by English colonialists sided with invaders, took over the Burmese's agricultural resources, attacked a Buddhist monk, raped a Burmese woman, and used Saudi funded jihadists to orchestrate the separation of the region they are occupying.

    Not that violence is ever justified, but violence, both in Sri Lanka and Burma was initiated by your Muslim brothers; so spare us the crocodile tears and put your own house in order before pointing the finger at others.
     
    Rafidi

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    The anti-Muslim sentiments in Burma started because the Bangladeshi Muslims imported there by English colonialists sided with invaders, took over the Burmese's agricultural resources, attacked a Buddhist monk, raped a Burmese woman, and used Saudi funded jihadists to orchestrate the separation of the region they are occupying.

    Not that violence is ever justified, but violence, both in Sri Lanka and Burma was initiated by your Muslim brothers; so spare us the crocodile tears and put your own house in order before pointing the finger at others.
    This sounds like a similar story to some imported Lebanese.
     
    الحرس الجمهوري

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    Oh look! The Armenian card! What a surprise!
    If at least the comparison made sense :lol:
    Here's an advice: when you and your buddies resort to such cheap shots, it doesn't hurt my feelings. It tells me you had nothing to reply because I was right.
    Sometimes I get the feeling Rachel is a Salafist, because the majority of Lebanese Shiites get along very well with Armenians and even look up to them as a hardworking community.
     
    Rafidi

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    Oh look! The Armenian card! What a surprise!

    If at least the comparison made sense :lol:

    Here's an advice: when you and your buddies resort to such cheap shots, it doesn't hurt my feelings. It tells me you had nothing to reply because I was right.
    Let me tell you how the comparison makes sense, and I hope some of your senses, if there's any remaining not blinded by hatred, will work.

    You're justifying the mass genocide in Burma of an ethnic group. The reason being that some criminals committed rape and theft. Is genocide a justified reaction? Don't tell its not justifiable when you're giving the reasons. The same now is happening in Sri Lanka. Targeting of a population because one idiot blew himself up.
     
    Rafidi

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    Sometimes I get the feeling Rachel is a Salafist, because the majority of Lebanese Shiites get along very well with Armenians and even look up to them as a hardworking community.
    I have nothing against Armenians as a group. I have a problem with a silly girl on the loose expressing hatred relentlessly. And her hatred is against populations. So I try to pinch her to test if there is an atom of sense remaining in her.
     
    Indie

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    Sometimes I get the feeling Rachel is a Salafist, because the majority of Lebanese Shiites get along very well with Armenians and even look up to them as a hardworking community.
    Some of them get along for as long as you tow the line and don't contradict their stances. Taqiyya style.
     
    Ice Tea

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    The anti-Muslim sentiments in Burma started because the Bangladeshi Muslims imported there by English colonialists sided with invaders, took over the Burmese's agricultural resources, attacked a Buddhist monk, raped a Burmese woman, and used Saudi funded jihadists to orchestrate the separation of the region they are occupying.

    Not that violence is ever justified, but violence, both in Sri Lanka and Burma was initiated by your Muslim brothers; so spare us the crocodile tears and put your own house in order before pointing the finger at others.

    This. Buddhism is one of the most peaceful religions, one can only imagine all the atrocities the Muslim terrorists had to commit to piss the peaceful Burmese people off.
     
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