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The Galle Road along the Galle Face green has been temporarily closed because of a protest march by a large number of Muslims over a film defamatory of the Prophet released in the United States

The protesters were seen marching towards the US embassy nearby.

 
 

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-32+143 # Gadzooks 2012-09-19 15:46
That film was produced by a fanatic, not by the American people nor by the government of the USA. These protests are mis-directed.
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-77+50 # Saman 2012-09-19 16:39
But US government should have take action against him.
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-6+9 # Sammy 2012-09-20 10:12
The US government is taking action against the mischief makers according to their law, not any Muslim law. So why this protest in front of the US embassy.
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-40+56 # Cross check 2012-09-19 17:11
The intention of the protest is to presurise US government to block the film & take action against those who misused Freedom of expression..
NOT against the people of US as u think..
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-49+32 # Al Rasa 2012-09-19 15:56
Who says that no democracy and freedom of expression in this country ?
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-91+138 # Modaya 2012-09-19 16:03
Why Muslims can't tolerate freedom of expression?
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-94+81 # Fazal 2012-09-19 16:12
You are a real Modaya!! You have proved it. Keep it up
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-22+27 # Fox 2012-09-20 05:06
Why ? Because his opinion differ from yours ? Typical muslim barbaric attitude.............
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-55+118 # Mohd 2012-09-19 16:26
Tomorrow if they insult your buddha or your Jesus, will you approve the same??
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-16+27 # Chaminda 2012-09-20 07:50
Yes , they have ! I didnt see any budhist or catholic vandalising public property and murdering to convey a message !
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-4+20 # SMART 2012-09-20 09:29
As long as there are idiots and extremists all our gods will be insulted, but stopping traffic and creating a chaos in Sri Lanka will not help solve the problem. It only inconveniences the woriing people who are not to blame anyway. Do some work and earn a living and let the protests come through proper channels, nobody cares a rats ass about protesters in Sri Lanka.
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-8+18 # Ahamed 2012-09-20 10:03
What about closing roads for Parahara ?
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-18+16 # Kapila 2012-09-20 12:03
This is a Buddhist country. If you don't like it move to a muslim country and idol-worship your 'prophet'. Don't take Buddhist tolerance for granted!
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-9+7 # Issmart 2012-09-20 13:27
Yes that is a buddhist religious ceremony and this country has no problem about that but we have a problem when stupid muslim buggers stand on the road with stupid slogans and only cause havoc with the traffic - get real or get out of here to a muslim country where you can stand on the road for the rest of your life protesting.
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-2+22 # C medawattegedara 2012-09-20 08:41
Very True no one should be allowed to defame any religious sect .
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-2+12 # The Revelator 2012-09-20 10:18
In this case if they had affronted and disrespected the Buddha, I would pick the wise choice by showing a deaf ear and a blind eye. I expect the same from a true Christian, true Muslim, true Jew, true Hindu and so on. The dog will bark, will dance, will scowl but to no avail as we need not react to such a petty act (A "dog" was used just as a figure of speech to get my point across and by no means as an insult to dogs who happens to be the "man's best friend")
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-7+11 # anuraD 2012-09-20 10:36
Well, the fanatic Muslims destroyed ancient Bahamian Budda statues. Nothing happend!
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-7+9 # aaks 2012-09-20 11:32
No Muslim will talk about that. For them all Buddhists, Hindus, etc are infidels and destroying them is a great act.
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-3+8 # Saman 2012-09-20 13:10
For your information. I can remember My Muslim friends in Sri Lanka too protested against distraction of Bahamian statues. Only thalibans distorted them. but world muslims was agains it.
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-19+93 # Imran Hussein 2012-09-19 16:31
This is not freedom of expression. This is a defamatory film made deliberatly something similar to Buddha bar. If you call this freedom of expression then let the protesters to express their freedom as well.
Iam not a supporter of these kinds of useless protests though. What we are doing is giving that film free publicity.
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-18+66 # Aarun 2012-09-19 16:33
your comments stands upto your name ! Freedom of expression? when someone insults you, u keep quite ''saying its freedom of expression''??
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-17+54 # Nodrog 2012-09-19 16:44
Freedom of expression does not cover insulting any religion. Would Buddhist have been tolerant if it was an insult to Buddha?
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-5+19 # ZAROOK 2012-09-20 06:56
what happened, when french tourist taken photo at buddist Temple. same feeling
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-8+6 # Kapila 2012-09-20 12:05
errr Yes.....Buddhists are not going to go around protesting, burning embassies and dragging dead bodies through the streets. Please!!!!! We are not muslims and we have no intention of behaving like them. Hope the moderators find this comment 'not racist', as who knows if a muslim will take offense to this now.
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-20+60 # Fazil 2012-09-19 17:12
You guys are the viruses in this county... Please tell me why three French Tourists arrested for photographing themselves pretending to kiss the statue of a Buddha? Why you'll couldn't tolerate that??? Yes, you are a Modaya...
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-0+1 # Ranil 2012-09-19 17:36
Nodrog, Fazil, how do you ensure that Modaya is a Buddhist? Please do not mix this with Buddhism.
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-3+1 # Ahamed 2012-09-20 10:21
Freedom of expression? will you tolerate if I say their are lot of Children of the film director, have marked thumb ups for this comment. Saying like this my freedom of expression is it?
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-2+1 # Fawz 2012-09-20 13:16
What do you mean by "Children of film director" ?. Please don't blame their mothers for their idiotic thoughts.
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-19+136 # Saman 2012-09-19 16:07
As a Buddhist I condemn the film.
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-14+59 # Fazal 2012-09-19 16:52
We need people of your calibre and thinking more and more in our country. Your comments reflect true feeling of a genuine Buddhist.
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-10+60 # KD 2012-09-19 17:12
Me too! regardless of our own religious belief, what is wrong and evil should be condemned. I stand with the Muslim brothers and sisters. No one who truely practices any religion would offend another.
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-0+0 # Ranil 2012-09-19 17:38
I too agree with Saman being a Buddhist.
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-3+44 # Theekshana 2012-09-19 20:19
Me too ! i am a buddhist and we need to condemn this. but no violence please.both unjustifiable and counter productive
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-0+1 # Rajendran 2012-09-19 23:50
Muslims are just people full of hatred they just hate people from other religions. How stupid can they be to kill people over a stupid film.. wonder who the real modayas are?
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-17+52 # jiffry 2012-09-19 16:12
Modaya Your comment real modayas
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-6+106 # Dexter 2012-09-19 16:23
Freedom of Expression is fine as long as they don't get violent... Sri Lanka is hosting a World Cup and we don't want unnecessary trouble... Protest about the video, we are all against it, its not the 1st time ... and it wont be the last... not only Muslims even Buddhist and Christians have been ridiculed in the past by video's... and other propaganda... So my fellow Muslim Brothers & Sisters please respect the rights to your protests but also practice non-violence. Thank you !
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-2+44 # Imran Hussein 2012-09-19 16:32
Good one mate.
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-20+29 # shehan jayawardene 2012-09-19 16:26
The GOSL is behind this protest by the muslims as revenge against the US being on their backs about genocide and human rights issues. :)
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-6+51 # Lankan boy 2012-09-19 16:29
Thank you Saman. Really appreciate your comment. If anyone insult any religion we have to stand again it as a Sri Lankan...
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-2+48 # Ansari 2012-09-19 16:43
Excellent Mr. Saman's statement indeed.
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-10+45 # Mohamed 2012-09-19 16:50
If Akon was not permitted to come into Sri Lanka for filming a music visual insulting the Lord Buddha, no one can say nothing against this protest. Most of all this protest I think is all about the freedom of expression of those who feel they or their religion is been insulted.

I admire there are true Sri Lankans in this forum as one Lankan Boy says " If anyone insult any religion we have to stand again it as a Sri Lankan..."

Tomorrow any other religion is been insulted.. we shall truly unite and protest as one country!
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-0+0 # Shace-UK 2012-09-19 17:26
Your point is agreed, the comment by "modaya" does not reflect all sri lankans...the majority of us have brains we should all protest but without violence.
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-0+0 # Deeno 2012-09-19 17:25
As a Muslim I will make a protest even if an insult is made against Lord Buddah or Jesus.
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-0+0 # Subbiah 2012-09-19 17:37
Freedom of expression should have a boundary . It should not go to the extend of hurting others' feelings.
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-21+30 # HUD 2012-09-19 19:54
Hello...Find somewhere that doesn't bother public for your protest. The film was made in the USA and not by Sri Lankan people.
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-7+11 # Shai 2012-09-20 07:10
Are you commenting from another planet. If you cant tolarate the protest just keep silent. Dont try to be bossy...
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-0+0 # SK 2012-09-19 22:59
There no one to protest what some extreem muslims are doing to Buddhisam. They always protest for every little thing & most of the people who do these protest are jobless.
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-0+0 # Fazli 2012-09-19 23:30
Hud : So you have not understood the gravity of the matter in hand. Ofcourse this was not done by any Sri Lankan. Do you want us all to go to USA and protest !
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-5+7 # Ruhunu Kolla 2012-09-20 06:49
When almighty is not bothered in taking any action why should we humans are worried about the whole matter?
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-1+17 # Potta Sunil 2012-09-20 08:13
The film must be removed from Youtube and also they should prevent mischief makers uploading similar films against ANY religion.
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-3+6 # Janaki Kalansuriya 2012-09-20 08:22
This must not be allowed, like all other such religious protests. This is the beginning of yet another type of revolution which will end in bloodshed.
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-10+9 # Sad Alien 2012-09-20 08:49
All you humans have only ONE EARTH to live on so why make life a hell on earth by fighting like this to get into heaven... get real. How come Budhist, Hindu and christian countries allow islam in their countries, but budhism, christianity & hinduism is not allowed to be practiced in so called muslim countries ?
the only practical relegion on earth should be PEACE, how many of you can defend that ?
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-3+4 # Nakoula 2012-09-20 10:11
You will be branded a "hate-monger" and "racist" for pointing this out. It seems like telling the TRUTH has now become hate-speech. Welcome to the 21st century!
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-4+3 # Normal Citizen 2012-09-20 10:12
Your comments are typical of a truly Sad Alien. You are beating the old drum and have most probably not travelled out of our region in your planet.
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-4+6 # Ahamed 2012-09-20 10:14
Foolish comment I have seen ever in this forum. There is no any country has 100% of Muslims. In all countries there are other religious followers. If you don't know do your home work and find it.
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-5+7 # aaks 2012-09-20 11:38
Can you take a Buddha's picture with you to Saudi Arabia buddy? If Muslims cannot tolerate other religions, do not expect the same from others.
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-1+6 # RegularJoe 2012-09-20 09:21
there are better ways of doing this rather than inconvenience people.
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-3+7 # Subbiah 2012-09-20 09:54
Sad Alien, You are mistaken. Only in a few Muslim countries other religions' place of worship are not allowed. Countries like
in the UAE, even BANA is delivered by visiting Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka.
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-3+7 # kapa ta pissu 2012-09-20 10:49
Why people insult religons and it's creaters? No one has right to do that. People should keep their own opinions about other believers to themselves. When you read the basics of all religons, they all say one line. Live in peace and harmony. Be a good person to soceity. Fight the extreamism. Not the religon.
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-6+9 # mohamed asfar 2012-09-20 11:38
a little while ago a trader in Pettah sold some sarees which carried the lord budhdha image in those sarees. some bikkus went there and took away the sarees in the presesnce of police and i saw them in the sirasa news. police did nothing to stop those bikkus who took the sarees with them. my point is when your religion is attacked there are some to stand against that. its their choice by conviction. do not blame the religion as a whole. a peaceful demonstration without politicians ok with me. no disturbance to public at all.
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-14+7 # Kapila 2012-09-20 12:18
move to saudi arabia and practice your religion. Non-muslims have had enough of your deceit.
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-1+2 # Hussain 2012-09-20 13:13
By violent demonstrations Muslims are the long term losers as even the people who have no opinion now, are bound to think that Islam = Violence and that it is a violent religion by the violent acts of these Muslim demonstrators all over the world. With the internet news travels within minuets. In fact Islam means peace.
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-2+3 # Comic 2012-09-20 13:20
Yes you must stop films like this on UTube, yes you must stop barbaric muslim terrorists piloting airplanes into buildings - these are things that we must stop but how do you stop it, by protesting in Galle face and inconveniencing all of us ?? Get real - this world needs healing but stupid protests will get nowhere.
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-3+3 # Peacelover 2012-09-20 13:27
Here one needs to understand the bigger picture. American Economy is heavily dependent on Arm sales. So this is a sure way to create animosity on religious grounds and supply arms to both parties and kill themselves. We should not fall prey to this American stunt.
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-4+3 # mohamed asfar 2012-09-20 14:53
kapila, just shut up. ok.............
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-2+7 # aaa 2012-09-20 14:54
when an issue is raised about Tamils, America is enemy, when it comes to Muslims that becomes a friend.
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-5+7 # mirage 2012-09-20 15:00
Dear Friends

Weather Muslims, Singalese or Tamils there all Srilanka brothers and sisters. please respect everyone rights and views and stop publishing hatred comments.
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