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About ameenizzadeen

journalist and global justice activist

Presidential poll: A holistic view of security

By Ameen Izzadeen Sri Lanka’s upcoming presidential election is likely to be decided on one key issue – security. The candidate who the voters will perceive to be the most suitable to ensure their security and that of the country … Continue reading

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Kashmir:Modi drags India into Hindutva fascism

By Ameen Izzadeen Narendra Modi could have been right, only if he had acted democratically with the consent of the Kashmiri people. His supporters may point out that in repealing Kashmir’s special autonomous status, Modi acted democratically as he was … Continue reading

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Lessons for Lankan Muslims in India’s criminalisation of triple talaq

By Ameen Izzadeen India’s Hindu nationalist government on Tuesday criminalised the Muslim ‘triple-talaq’ divorce, by adopting a landmark law. The practice is now punishable by a jail term upto three years. Most Muslim women across India celebrated the bills’ passage … Continue reading

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Bigots-in-Chief ruins US: Is Lanka going Trump way?

By Ameen Izzadeen We can draw ugly parallels between the United States President’s racist politics and what is happening in Sri Lanka. First let us examine Donald Trump’s racist rants which he liberally unleashes, without realising the damage he is … Continue reading

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Disaster militarism and proposed US deals with Lanka

By Ameen Izzadeen We hear these days much about the competition for military dominance in the Indian Ocean region, where Sri Lanka has emerged strategically the most important location — with military analysts describing it as a potential permanent aircraft … Continue reading

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How Lanka’s black media peddling racism

By Ameen Izzadeen In journalism, dog does not bite dogs. Yet, there are times when, as civic conscious journalists, we need to, at least, bark. After all, we are watchdogs. In recent months and years, sections of Sri Lanka’s media … Continue reading

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Death of Morsi and democracy in Egypt going the ISIS way

By Ameen Izzadeen Mohammed Morsi died on Monday inside a soundproof glass cage in a courtroom. His death symbolizes the chokehold on democracy in Egypt, which appears to be still under the spell of the Pharoah’s curse. Democracy what? It … Continue reading

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