Sri Lankan at Risk of Being Beheaded for Praying to Buddha

A Sri Lankan youth employed as a domestic aid has been arrested in Saudi Arabia for praying to a statue of Lord Buddha, which is considered an offence according to Islamic Sharia law. According to the Bodu Bala Sena, the youth bearing passport no. 2353715 identified as Premanath Pereralage Thungasiri has been arrested by Umulmahami Police, which is a grave situation. While the youth is a Buddhist, the charge levelled against him is that he paid obeisance to the Buddha at the house where he was employed.

The Bodu Bala Sena organisation further said those employed in Muslim-majority countries are prevented from practicing their religious faiths, and if found to do so are punished severely. Recently a Sri Lankan woman was arrested for gazing at a child at a shopping complex, where she was accused of witchcraft, on the grounds that she had a black cord around her wrist.

On prior occasions too many Sri Lankan female domestic workers were forced to embrace Islam, and wear the traditional attire, while so far four Sri Lankan youth have been beheaded in that country. (Source: Ceylon Today)

Saudi Arabia is an Islamic theocratic monarchy where the religion of Islam is the official religion. Non-Islamic proselytism and conversions are illegal and conversion by Muslims to another religion (apostasy) carries the death penalty. Under Saudia Arabia Sharia Islamic law, children of Saudi parents are considered Muslim, regardless of the country or the religious tradition in which they may have been raised.


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  1. Steve says

    Why would anyone go to the birthplace (or any Muslim Hellhole) of the death cult to work?

  2. Hamid says

    This is not surprising at all. The attitudes, beliefs and behaviour of some of the adherents of Islam is truly bizarre-in fact quite shocking.

  3. Ron says

    A disgusting religion and an equally disgusting country! I suggest you all take a look at this website for the truth about islam: – Don’t let the name fool you, the site shows the religion for what it truly is – evil.

  4. ashok says

    The very religion that came to unite people has now become the cause of division and blood shed. This is where one can appreciate the sathya sai multi faith belief and practices: In the sathya sai org, there are two logos. One representing the 5 major religions in the world, including islam. The other, the practices of the 5 human values of : speak truth, right conduct, peace, love and non violence. What is this no violence, that Baba speaks about. Non injury to any living thing in thought, word and deed.

    i trust the world will see the golden age.

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