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Sri Lanka to ban burqas, shut over 1,000 Islamic schools

Sri Lanka to ban burqas, shut over 1,000 Islamic schools

Sri Lanka has announced plans to ban the wearing of burqas. The country also said it would close more than 1,000 Islamic schools, citing national security. The decision to ban burqas and madrassas is the latest move affecting the island nation’s minority Muslims. Muslims make up about 9% of the 22M people in Sri Lanka, where Buddhists account for more than 70% of the population.

Kathy
Kathy
Milkshake
Milkshake 0 months

A TL;DR Sri Lanka is 70% Buddhist, its native religion. Sri Lanka also has quite a tumulous history of constantly being invaded and colonized by foreign powers. Islam began as a traders taking over control of Sri Lanka's economy over time and attempting to convert local populace to Islam, and the Portuguese coming and putting a stop on it to instead become the new lord while prosecuting those Muslims who were protected by Sri Lankans during the time. British influence later brought in even more Muslim people into Sri Lanka in order to create a cultural division and create more maneuvering to manipulate the native Sri Lankans, to make politics easier to manipulate. Muslims managed to be rational and stable for a few centuries with mostly peaceful life until Saudi Arabia started funding and having great success in reforming Muslims in Sri Lanka into Salafism and Wahhabism, and with this motion starts the formation of aggressive radical Islamic expansionism, colonialism, and supremacy in the recent decades. After a bunch of terrorist attacks and no end in sight with regards to this radicalization rate, Sri Lankan's have pretty much had enough.

TaxTheRich
TaxTheRich 0 months

Banning religion because you disagree with it is something a conservative would do, in fact when you think about it, nothing is wrong with any of the religion, is conservativsm that's wrong. Ilhan Omar, an American Muslim is more progressive towards human rights and trans rights over an Evangelical Christians. And when you think about how conservativsm is about holding people under, that's when you realize what's really going on.

Lexus
Lexus 0 months

Hmm... a country that wants to preserve its own history and culture going forward by eliminating foreign culture indoctrination.

Rafael
Rafael 0 months

All these religious bigots will pay a price when God decides enough is enough with all this religious bigotry.

Luddite
Luddite 0 months

good for Ceylon, stop the muslim invasion as soon as possible

Aleks
Aleks 0 months

Not all aspects and traits of a religion are worth preserving... Religions are made of dogmas and cultural traditions. In some cases those traditions should be fought against... Burkas are not worth defending... Religious schools should be tightly regulated... everywhere.... Education should be fair and balanced... like Fox News....

Jimmy
Jimmy 0 months

All countries should adhere to this policy.

Julian
Julian 0 months

White liberals won’t know who to defend in this situation

coughdrop1989
coughdrop1989 0 months

Why is so even for a country wanting to protect its own culture and force those who have immigrated to fully assimilate or move back to their home country that is in desperate need of workers to help repair it.

Beijing Biden
Beijing Biden 0 months

Excellent way to go. The rest of the world needs to rise up and do this.

Milly
Milly 0 months

Imagine if Catholic schools in america closed just because they’re religious minorities. Imagine america banning the wearing of a yamaka because it is overtly religious, distracting, and Jews are a religious minority. These things all sound crazy, but for some reason Islam being banned is okay or better. I’ve heard people screaming about “the left and cultural Marxism” while people with similar views try to commend the banning of religious freedom. Systematically wiping out this freedom should not be commended, we should be afraid of this level of authoritarianism and loss of freedom.

Said Ayman
Said Ayman 0 months

Oh wow good to know, guess I shouldn't be surprised to see some sort of terrorist act caused by this over there

Zeal
Zeal 0 months

Because Islam is basically the same thing as Christianity.... why not just ban religion?

Zeal
Zeal 0 months

Why...

ruben
ruben 0 months

We need that here

Madje
Madje 0 months

Some nations still do what makes sense, it seems.

michael
michael 0 months

This is pure religious persecution. I would have thought buddhists would be more tolerant.

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