A friend in Sri Lanka who sent me this reference and I myself were misled in thinking this protest occurred this April 2019. But Arun Dias Bandaranaike directed me towards a reconsideration and I believe now that this was action that occurred after the anti Muslim riots and attacks carried out by Sinhalese after an incident at DIGANA in Sri Lanka in March 2018. Hence the targeting of Sinhala Buddhists and the Sri Lankan government intheir slogans and battle cries.
That said, note the (1) fervency of protest and the total commitment; (2) the outrageous exaggerations — such as “genocide.” In my reading this body of Muslims probably includes several who would be willing to take the jihadist path of suicidal attack in a cause deemed a service to the Muslim people of this world.
THE BATTLE CRIES & SLOGANS on PLACARDS
- Hands off Muslims
* Muslims stand up …. Muslims speak up
* Muslim Nation is one Nation
* We see the true colours of Buddhism.
* Sri Lankan govt is the enemy of the Muslim Nation
* Stop the Genocide
- …. we see the true colours of Buddh
A NOTE from Jane Russell in London, 4 May 2019
Noted…again, this is how communalism is transmitted via fake rumour and hyped gossip. And now by using trick photos/videos…it is becoming more and more difficult to become a trustworthy historian when archives and evidence are so contaminated!,