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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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  • Nakoula Thursday, 20 September 2012 04:41 AM

    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!

    Sammy Thursday, 20 September 2012 04:42 AM

    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.

    Ahamed Thursday, 20 September 2012 04:51 AM

    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?

    The Revelator Thursday, 20 September 2012 04:48 AM

    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")

    Ahamed Thursday, 20 September 2012 04:44 AM

    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.

    Normal Citizen Thursday, 20 September 2012 04:42 AM

    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.

    Subbiah Thursday, 20 September 2012 04:24 AM

    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.

    anuraD Thursday, 20 September 2012 05:06 AM

    Well, the fanatic Muslims destroyed ancient Bahamian Budda statues. Nothing happend!

    RegularJoe Thursday, 20 September 2012 03:51 AM

    there are better ways of doing this rather than inconvenience people.

    C medawattegedara Thursday, 20 September 2012 03:11 AM

    Very True no one should be allowed to defame any religious sect .

    Sad Alien Thursday, 20 September 2012 03:19 AM

    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 ?

    Potta Sunil Thursday, 20 September 2012 02:43 AM

    The film must be removed from Youtube and also they should prevent mischief makers uploading similar films against ANY religion.

    Janaki Kalansuriya Thursday, 20 September 2012 02:52 AM

    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.

    Chaminda Thursday, 20 September 2012 02:20 AM

    Yes , they have ! I didnt see any budhist or catholic vandalising public property and murdering to convey a message !

    Shai Thursday, 20 September 2012 01:40 AM

    Are you commenting from another planet. If you cant tolarate the protest just keep silent. Dont try to be bossy...

    mirage Thursday, 20 September 2012 09:30 AM

    Dear Friends

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

    aaa Thursday, 20 September 2012 09:24 AM

    when an issue is raised about Tamils, America is enemy, when it comes to Muslims that becomes a friend.

    mohamed asfar Thursday, 20 September 2012 09:23 AM

    kapila, just shut up. ok.............

    Peacelover Thursday, 20 September 2012 07:57 AM

    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.

    Hussain Thursday, 20 September 2012 07:43 AM

    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.

    Comic Thursday, 20 September 2012 07:50 AM

    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.

    Fawz Thursday, 20 September 2012 07:46 AM

    What do you mean by "Children of film director" ?. Please don't blame their mothers for their idiotic thoughts.

    ZAROOK Thursday, 20 September 2012 01:26 AM

    what happened, when french tourist taken photo at buddist Temple. same feeling

    Kapila Thursday, 20 September 2012 06:48 AM

    move to saudi arabia and practice your religion. Non-muslims have had enough of your deceit.

    Kapila Thursday, 20 September 2012 06:35 AM

    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.

    aaks Thursday, 20 September 2012 06:08 AM

    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.

    mohamed asfar Thursday, 20 September 2012 06:08 AM

    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.

    kapa ta pissu Thursday, 20 September 2012 05:19 AM

    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.

    Dexter Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:53 AM

    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 !

    Imran Hussein Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:02 AM

    Good one mate.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:14 AM

    Freedom of expression does not cover insulting any religion. Would Buddhist have been tolerant if it was an insult to Buddha?

    Fazal Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:22 AM

    We need people of your calibre and thinking more and more in our country. Your comments reflect true feeling of a genuine Buddhist.

    Saman Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:09 AM

    But US government should have take action against him.

    shehan jayawardene Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:56 AM

    The GOSL is behind this protest by the muslims as revenge against the US being on their backs about genocide and human rights issues. :)

    Ansari Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:13 AM

    Excellent Mr. Saman's statement indeed.

    Lankan boy Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:59 AM

    Thank you Saman. Really appreciate your comment. If anyone insult any religion we have to stand again it as a Sri Lankan...

    Fazal Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:42 AM

    You are a real Modaya!! You have proved it. Keep it up

    Cross check Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:41 AM

    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..

    Aarun Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:03 AM

    your comments stands upto your name ! Freedom of expression? when someone insults you, u keep quite ''saying its freedom of expression''??

    Imran Hussein Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:01 AM

    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.

    Mohd Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:56 AM

    Tomorrow if they insult your buddha or your Jesus, will you approve the same??

    jiffry Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:42 AM

    Modaya Your comment real modayas

    Saman Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:37 AM

    As a Buddhist I condemn the film.

    Modaya Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:33 AM

    Why Muslims can't tolerate freedom of expression?

    Gadzooks Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:16 AM

    That film was produced by a fanatic, not by the American people nor by the government of the USA. These protests are mis-directed.

    Al Rasa Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:26 AM

    Who says that no democracy and freedom of expression in this country ?

    Mohamed Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:20 AM

    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!

    Fazil Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:42 AM

    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...

    KD Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:42 AM

    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.

    Ranil Wednesday, 19 September 2012 12:06 PM

    Nodrog, Fazil, how do you ensure that Modaya is a Buddhist? Please do not mix this with Buddhism.

    Subbiah Wednesday, 19 September 2012 12:07 PM

    Freedom of expression should have a boundary . It should not go to the extend of hurting others' feelings.

    Deeno Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:55 AM

    As a Muslim I will make a protest even if an insult is made against Lord Buddah or Jesus.

    Ranil Wednesday, 19 September 2012 12:08 PM

    I too agree with Saman being a Buddhist.

    Shace-UK Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:56 AM

    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.

    HUD Wednesday, 19 September 2012 02:24 PM

    Hello...Find somewhere that doesn't bother public for your protest. The film was made in the USA and not by Sri Lankan people.

    Theekshana Wednesday, 19 September 2012 02:49 PM

    Me too ! i am a buddhist and we need to condemn this. but no violence please.both unjustifiable and counter productive

    SK Wednesday, 19 September 2012 05:29 PM

    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.

    Fazli Wednesday, 19 September 2012 06:00 PM

    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 !

    Rajendran Wednesday, 19 September 2012 06:20 PM

    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?

    Fox Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:36 PM

    Why ? Because his opinion differ from yours ? Typical muslim barbaric attitude.............

    Ruhunu Kolla Thursday, 20 September 2012 01:19 AM

    When almighty is not bothered in taking any action why should we humans are worried about the whole matter?

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