Tag Archives: Islam

Anti-coup charade in Turkey: Erdogan cracks the whip

By Ameen Izzadeen An elderly gentleman was preparing our breakfast in an Ankara hostel. My friend and fellow journalist Latheef Farook and I greeted him as we walked into the kitchen. Leaning against the pantry cupboard, we watched him make … Continue reading

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Islam betrayed by unholy extremists

By Ameen Izzadeen The second chapter of the Muslim holy book, the Quran, says believing in the previous scriptures is an essential feature of God-consciousness. Commentators say the verse refers to scriptures such as the Torah, the Psalms, and the … Continue reading

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In hijacking Islam, whose interest is IS serving?

By Ameen Izzadeen Islamic State (IS), whose desert juggernaut is sweeping across Iraq and Syria, is neither Islamic nor a state. It is a terror group whose victims are not only the hapless minorities in Iraq but also Muslims and … Continue reading

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Anti-Muslim hate campaign: Peace activists’ cry only a murmur

By Ameen Izzadeen The genie is out and it is difficult to put it back into the bottle, say concerned Sri Lankans as anti-Muslim hatred spreads far and wide, evoking fears of a major ethnic riot which the country last … Continue reading

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People power for lasting peace

Former al-Jazeera chief calls for empowerment of civil society By Ameen Izzadeen A world renowned journalist who promotes the ideals of democratic participation, an informed citizenry, multi-stakeholder dialogue and social justice, has warned that wealth and power, when they are … Continue reading

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After Gaddafi: A spring of confusion in Libya

By Ameen Izzadeen The death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has some historic parallels to what happened 14 centuries ago. Caliph Uthman, an honest and generous ruler of Islamic Arabia, was killed by rebels who fell into the schemes of … Continue reading

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After Gaddafi, a nightmare for NATO

By Ameen Izzadeen Signs of cracks within the alliance that ousted Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the fugitive Libyan strongman, are emerging while the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) countries, which have invested billions of dollars in their effort to help the … Continue reading

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