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Islam’s liberative spirit lost in fanaticism

By Ameen Izzadeen Last Friday’s mosque massacre in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula is yet another tragedy that has brought to the surface the crisis within Islam. The crisis is rooted in not only ideological differences among Muslims, but also on socio-economic … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: Horror in the holy city

By Ameen Izzadeen Etymologically, Jerusalem means ‘the foundation of peace’. But Jerusalem, one of the oldest cities in the world, has seen enough wars and violence and more will be its lot in the future, too. Clashes since July 14 … Continue reading

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The refugee crisis: The good, the bad and the ugly

By Ameen Izzadeen Today is the 14th anniversary of 9/11, but we won’t talk about the scores of unanswered questions regarding that terror attack. Instead, we are focusing on the Middle East refugee crisis which, incidentally, has its origin in … Continue reading

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Charlie’s angels or devils?

By Ameen Izzadeen More than a million people marched in Paris on Sunday in what has been described as the biggest gathering to uphold freedom of expression. They walked, shouted slogans and carried placards saying “I am Charlie” in solidarity … Continue reading

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Stage set for battle for Jerusalem

By Ameen Izzadeen The Palestinian-Israeli crisis is taking a dangerous turn towards a religious war with the holy city of Jerusalem being in the centre of the dispute. In recent weeks, several attacks and counter attacks by both the Palestinians … Continue reading

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Obama at UN: The moral nakedness of US politics

By Ameen Izzadeen In September 2006, when Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez addressed the United Nations General Assembly, a day after the then US President George W. Bush addressed the world body, he said the devil was here yesterday and the … Continue reading

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Film against Islam: The blind leading the blind

By Ameen Izzadeen The killing of the US ambassador in Libya and the protests across other parts of the Middle East over an incendiary movie appear to have vindicated the anti-religionists. They say religion gives one an identity and divides … Continue reading

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