Buddhist mobs sweep through Sri Lanka’s Muslim neighborhoods

Source: Religion News Service

Mohamed Ramzeen makes a call from his mobile standing in his vandalized small restaurant in Pilimathalawa, Sri Lanka, Thursday, March 8, 2018. About 50 people broke into Mohamed Ramzeen’s small restaurant on Wednesday night while the curfew was in effect, destroying nearly everything they found, he said. Buddhist mobs swept through Muslim neighborhoods in Sri Lanka’s central hills, destroying stores and restaurants despite a curfew, a state of emergency and a heavy deployment of security forces. (AP Photo/ Bharatha Mallawarachchi)

KANDY, Sri Lanka (AP) — Buddhist mobs swept through Muslim neighborhoods in Sri Lanka’s central hills, destroying stores and restaurants and setting homes on fire despite a curfew, a state of emergency and a heavy deployment of security forces, residents said Thursday.

In the small town of Pallekele, mobs ignored the curfew that was supposed to keep them off the streets and used gasoline bombs to burn four homes, said Mohamed Nazar.

An angry crowd gathered around Nazar’s house around 8 p.m. Wednesday, throwing rocks and shouting, so the family turned off the lights so no one could see inside. “Then a large flame came and the house caught fire,” Nazar said.

His father hid under a sofa as the flames took hold, but Nazar grabbed him and they ran out. Authorities eventually put out the fire, but much of his family’s belongings were destroyed, he said.

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  1. Reblogged this on Progressive Islam. and commented:
    Every good Muslim should contemplate a moment;
    God warn: “what you reap what you sow.”

    why does God almighty has been punishing Muslim in the world since 9/11 2001. Few months ago at Mynmar, to day in Srilangka—what is about tomorrow?

    It started from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and then spreading to Africa continent, and Asia ( Piliphine, Myanmar, to day in Sri Langka. Very very sad and pity. Million Muslim children , women have been suffered, and died. After 16 years of conflict, we have not seen a sign to end the conflict yet.

    The advance and retreat of a nation depend on the clerics.
    If clerics teach the right path of Islam as guidance to live innthis world will create peace, happiness and prosperity— but is clerics teach the wrong path of Islam will create fear, conflict, disaster or Hell on earth as we see now in Middle East, Asia and North Africa.

    May God guide all clerics to the right path of Islam, Ameen
    All our love
    ❤️

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