Category Archives: Sri Lanka

Global Islamophobia and its Lankan agents

By Ameen Izzadeen Islamophobia is an industry. It is US$ 500 million strong in the United States alone, according to research carried out by the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the University of California, and a Carter Centre publication … Continue reading

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Wahhabism, Salafism: The good, the bad and the evil

By Ameen Izzadeen As investigations continue into the gruesome terror attack on April 21 Easter Sunday, with the people asking questions as to what drove the terrorists to commit this heinous crime on the innocent people, Wahhabism is often cited … Continue reading

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Mainstream Muslims must unite to bring about a progressive Islam

By Ameen Izzadeen The Easter Sunday terror attacks have opened the Pandora’s Box of questions on various aspects of Islam, its teachings and commands, amid an avalanche of Islamophobia, hate speech, distrust and scorn. When the 9/11 terror attacks happened, … Continue reading

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The Easter massacre victims: They are part of me

The Easter massacre victims: They are part of me As the country has been plunged into chaos and the people are struggling to recover from the shock of Easter Sunday’s terrorist carnage, my pains are multiple. It pains me to … Continue reading

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Why Lanka needs a NewsGuard like body to rate media

By Ameen Izzadeen The double whammy that jolted journalism this week exposed the wide gap between what journalism is and what it should be. In an ideal sense, journalism is a noble vocation, the voice of the voiceless and the … Continue reading

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Whatever Trump does, Sri Lanka needs to deliver transitional justice and take the high road

By Ameen Izzadeen In 2012, addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council sessions Sri Lanka’s then Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe questioned the United States’ moral right to bring in a resolution, while it itself was being accused of committing … Continue reading

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Abolish the executive presidency or reduce its powers further

By Ameen Izzadeen For forms of government, let fools contend; whatever is best administered is best, said Alexander Pope. The 18th century poet’s one-liner still rings true, in the context of ceaseless constitutional crises and ubiquitous debates over political reforms. … Continue reading

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