Foreign-funded madrasas radicalizing Sri Lankan Muslims

Although Sri Lanka has Muslim population of less than 10%, Islamic radicalisation has been taking place in a fast pace. The Wahabi Islam has taken roots in the island nation.

Peace-loving Muslims are also worried about the growth of Wahabi Islam in the country. According to reports, there are many theological schools which impart the extremist version of Islam.

A group called Ex-Muslims of Sri Lanka approached the government and demanded strong action to curb the growing radicalisation.

“Under the excuse of “Islamic Missionary”, Sri Lankan Muslims are being indoctrinated with a fundamentalist, hateful and terrorist ideology by groups, organizations and individuals who are receiving foreign funds,” the group said.  According to the group, these radicals attack ex-Muslims also.