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Several Islamic preachers in Saudi Arabia brainwash Muslim migrants: PCoI observes

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The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing Easter Sunday attacks yesterday observed that there were certain instances where Sri Lankan Muslims who go to Saudi Arabia were brainwashed by some Islamic preachers.

During the testimony of All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) Chairman Rizwe Mufti, the Commission drew the witness’s attention to a video clip regarding a speech conducted by an Islamic Preacher to Sri Lankan Muslim migrants in Saudi Arabia.

The representative of the Attorney General’s (AG) Department questioned the witness regarding facts mentioned in the video.

ACJU Chairman Rizwe Mufti said that the speech conducted by an Islamic Preacher Dr Ahmed Ashraf mentioned three facts mainly related to the abandonment of Islamism, adultery and killing another person.

Meanwhile, the AG’S Department representative questioned the witness whether the preacher was giving advice on how to apply Sharia Law when such incidents occurred.

“I don’t think this kind of small advice given by certain preachers can do a massive change to people’s lives. He is only saying that what’s happening within Sharia Law,” he said.

The particular speech was conducted in Tamil to the Sri Lankan Muslim migrants and the AG’S department representative questioned the witness whether snippets from these kinds of speech could be used to manipulate extremist persons.

Agreeing with above statement ACJU Chairman Mufti said that people could use any part in every religion to manipulate a person with extremist thoughts.

He also highlighted the fact that there should be the same law for every religion, not only for Muslim people in the country. (YOSHITHA PERERA)

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  • Dr Raj Friday, 11 December 2020 09:12 AM

    There is no such thing as moderate Muslim or Extreme Muslim. All Muslims are the same. Anger towards all other religions is their driving force but strangely and hilariously they believe themselves to be peaceful and tolerant.

    Muzzamil Friday, 11 December 2020 09:17 AM

    A Preacher in Saudi Arabia preaching to Sri Lankans in. TAMIL ???

    Good points Friday, 11 December 2020 12:56 PM

    Dr Raj, You are spot on. In just two lines what you have explained is better than anything else I have read about Muslims.

    Good points Friday, 11 December 2020 12:56 PM

    Dr Raj, You are spot on. In just two lines what you have explained is better than anything else I have read about Muslims.

    Good points Friday, 11 December 2020 12:56 PM

    Dr Raj, You are spot on. In just two lines what you have explained is better than anything else I have read about Muslims.

    Jeeves Friday, 11 December 2020 01:12 PM

    Let's not forget, many of the Islamist Easter bombers were from privileged and educated backgrounds. If such individuals can be so easily brainwashed to resort to killing for the sake of their religion, then preventing future attacks will rely heavily on co-operation from the Muslim community and their leaders; especially to expose and condemn extremist preaching.

    ChanakaJ Friday, 11 December 2020 01:18 PM

    Perhaps we should do what UK did to a British schoolgirl who went to Syria to join ISIS. They stripped her of her British citizenship, and she has not been allowed to return to U.K. inspite of appealing.

    Lasith Friday, 11 December 2020 01:22 PM

    Above article emphasises need to ban Muslim clerics into our country, and have close monitoring of madrasahs, and Saudi returnees.

    Lankan Friday, 11 December 2020 03:23 PM

    Dr Raj, I’m sure that you are one of those who paint everyone with same brush. We don’t think all Tamils are bad by looking at RSS, BJP, or LTTE. People like you who hate others and fail to majority good Muslims.

    Nomads Friday, 11 December 2020 03:35 PM

    This just a showdown distraction. Stop cocktail and bull stories .As the real culprits behind this scene are scotfree.

    Sanjeeva Lokuge Friday, 11 December 2020 04:15 PM

    ohohhh. you mean to say the likes of gnanasara, jarapaksha cabal (nurse hamuduru, pepliyane hanumantha), ampitiye sumana are preaching soothing words of buddha ?

    Peaceful But NOT Spineless Friday, 11 December 2020 04:57 PM

    Dr.Raj! even a spineless earth worm will wriggle and show its displeasure if you keep on pricking it with a small stick. This applies to all religions, caste or creed. This is THE CAUSE for all frictions all over the world.

    Sri Lankan abroad Friday, 11 December 2020 08:33 PM

    yet; these Salafi groups are supported in Sri Lanka. what about CTJ and its cohort. why sri Lankan government support them. Abul Razik is a spoke person for this group and yet he is free to preach. a little bit confusion?

    Hassanda Friday, 11 December 2020 08:37 PM

    One Donkey ( Good Points ) Recognize a fellow Donkey ( Dr Raj ) Even our Politicians are been brainwashed By our monks


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