Islamic text books prescribe death sentence: ’Muslim atheist’

20 June 2019 10:13 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Rishwin Ismath, who identified himself as a 'Muslim atheist', testified before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) looking into the Easter Sunday attacks, said yesterday that Islamic school textbooks published by the Education Ministry prescribe death sentence for those who give up Islamism.

“Those books in Tamil and Sinhala languages have been published by the Educational Publications Department of the Ministry of Education prescribe death sentence for those who denounce Islamism,” Ismath said.

Ismath submitted to the select committee the copies of Islam text books published during the years from 1980 to 1990 and a Sinhala language Islam text book in 2017 prescribing the same.

“So, I do not need to do anything. The school itself has taught children to kill persons like me. This is not in Quran" he said.

"When there are such teachings in the textbooks itself, there is no need of bringing in ISIS ideology from Syria by people like Zahran to kill non-Muslims,” he said.

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, who is a member of the PSC, said Zahran has acted according to the book. The rest of the testimony was taken in the absence of media. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  Comments - 11

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • Ralahamy Friday, 21 June 2019 06:57 AM

    This shows the sad state of affairs of all Muslims - leaders, intellectuals, educationists, students, parents etc. None of them seem to know what is being taught in schools. An atheist has no religion. What is this guy trying to do? Seeking cheap popularity?

    UniDon Friday, 21 June 2019 07:37 AM

    I'm so please to hear there are people like Rishwin Ismath; thanks you Rihwin; we need people like you in any community in this time of horror.

    Stanly Friday, 21 June 2019 08:10 AM

    So the culprit is inside the book?

    JosephWilliams@ Friday, 21 June 2019 08:25 AM

    If this is the case,even education ministry also responsible for such violation of human rights,government scrutinized those closely and carefully

    MO77 Friday, 21 June 2019 09:04 AM

    The death sentence for those who denounce Islamism and kill non-Muslims are two different things. I do not agree with both views. These text books were written by muslims and not others. Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka should understand this. Do not play political games here.

    Mali Willis Friday, 21 June 2019 09:06 AM

    The problem is, Quran DOES say to kill all kafirs and those who leave Islam as well as homosexuals etc, etc. The problem is not in the text books, the problem is in the Quran itself! Quran Quran (4:89) - "They wish that you reject Faith, as they have rejected (Faith), and thus that you all become equal (like one another). So take not Auliya' (protectors or friends) from them, till they emigrate in the Way of Allah (to Muhammad). But if they turn back (from Islam), take (hold) of them and kill them wherever you find them, and take neither Auliya' (protectors or friends) nor helpers from them." Verse 4:65 says that those who have faith are in "full submission" to Muhammad's teachings. This verse explains what should happen to Muslims who do not "have faith" and (along with verses 90-91) do not agree to banishment and subjugation.

    Arachchi Friday, 21 June 2019 09:08 AM

    I feel sad to hear these. Its not just politicians, who have failed us. Bureaucrats too..

    SL Friday, 21 June 2019 09:16 AM

    These things were earlier highlighted by Ven.Hepola Vipassi thero several times, There must be a scrutinizing mechanism of the text book content yet extremists sneak in and put all these idologies in to books due to lack of integrity in politics and policies.

    kumar Friday, 21 June 2019 02:25 PM

    No protection for people like Rishwin Ismath, Sufi's and other peace loving Muslims. All the politicans and Muslim media are behind radial Muslims.

    nihal jinadasa Friday, 21 June 2019 04:04 PM

    If these text books are removed the NGO gang and the EU Agents will say the Sinhala Buddhist discriminate the minorities. It's accepted by EU when children are taught to kill people but not the drug peddlers by the Govt., nj

    A.Hussain Saturday, 22 June 2019 10:29 AM

    සහරාන්වරුන් බෝම්බකරුවන් බවට පත් කළ අයගේ ඊළඟ කුමන්ත්‍රණය Ismin ඉෂ්මාඩ් ය! ඉස්ලාම් යනු සාමය යන්නයි. ඉස්ලාමය වෙනත් ආගම් ආරක්ෂා කරන බව කියා සිටී. ඉස්ලාමයේ ආගමෙන් බැහැර වන ඕනෑම අයෙකු එම ආගම තුළ ව්‍යාකූල වනු ඇත. ඉස්ලාම් ආගමෙන් බැහැර වන අය ඔබටත් අයුක්තියක් කරති. එබැවින් එසේ කරන අයව විශ්වාස නොකරන්න. මේවා ව්‍යාකූලයි. අවුල් සහගත වීම මිනීමැරීමට වඩා විශාල පාපයකි. මේ අනුව ඉස්ලාමය එවැනි ව්‍යාකූල කරන්නන්ගේ විනිශ්චය උත්තරීතර තීන්දුවක් ලෙස හඳුන්වයි. ඉස්ලාමය පුද්ගලයන්ට බලය පැවරීම තහනම් කරයි. එක් රටක ඉස්ලාමයට ගරු කරන රජයකට අනුකූල වීමට ඉස්ලාමය මුස්ලිම්වරුන්ට මඟ පෙන්වයි. ஸஹ்ரான்களை குண்டுதாரிகளாக மாற்றியவர்களின் அடுத்த சதிதான் றிஸ்மின் இஸ்மத்! இஸ்லாம் என்றால் அமைதி. இஸ்லாம் ஏனைய மதங்களை பாதுகாக்கச் சொல்கின்றது. இஸ்லாம் மார்க்கத்தில் இருந்து விலகி மற்ற மார்க்கத்துக்குள் செல்கின்றவர் அந்த மார்க்கத்துக்குள்ளும் குழப்பங்களையே ஏற்படுத்துவார். இப்படி இஸ்லாம் மார்க்கத்தை விட்டு விலகி வருகின்றவர்கள் உங்களுக்கும் அநியாயம் செய்யவே வருகின்றார்கள். எனவே இப்படி வருகின்றவர்களை நம்பவேண்டாம். இவர்கள் குழப்பவாதிகள். கு


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Employees’ health and safety our top-most priority - Brandix

When inquired, Brandix Apparel Limited said that health and safety of employe

“Workers who fainted had water sprinkled on their faces and had to work again”

Health authorities believe the first reported Covid-19 infected worker from t

“Social media ruined us” - husband of Minuwangoda Brandix factory worker

The Minuwangoda Brandix factory worker who first tested positive for Covid-19

Last rites far from home

The body of the Sri Lankan migrant worker Bandu who died of coronavirus in Du

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.