Gnanasara’s demand to mold local Muslim culture the way Buddhist monks wanted.
July 15, 2019 - by Latheef Farook
Recipe for disaster of unpredictable consequences.
Addressing the July 7 meeting at Kandy to provoke Sinhalese against Muslims under the on gong anti-Muslim campaign, Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera demanded that” Buddhist monks should be free to mold the local Muslim culture the way they wanted”.
This is wishful thinking as the demand, perhaps backed by the government, has all the ingredients to turn the island into a permanent killing field to the detriment of all.
Muslims will never agree to such a move in the same way Kandyan Sinhalese will never allowed to temper with Kandyan Laws and the Jaffna Tamils with Thesawalami which were respected even British colonial period,.
Politicians and so called ulemas may compromise Islam to suit their personal agendas, but it is highly unlikely that the community which has suffered enough due to senseless racist politics would tolerate such a move.