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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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Mugabe’s ouster opens door for TNC invasion

By Ameen Izzadeen The bloodless coup is being greeted with celebrations in Zimbabwe and recognition from around the world. But beware of empty revolutions that produce no democracy. What is happening in Zimbabwe is not a revolution. Revolutions are led … Continue reading

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Obama gets second chance to restore US image

By Ameen Izzadeen When Barack Hussein Obama won the presidency in 2008, many thought he would be a one-term president. Some even feared that he would be killed, probably by a racist or by the mysterious killers who gunned down … Continue reading

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Oh, humanity, where art thou?

Reviewed by Ameen Izzadeen Book facts The Mirage of Dignity on the Highways of Human Progress by Lukman Harees. Pages 749 Published by Author House, USA Reading half way through the preface, I told myself: “This book is for me”. … 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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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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Information poverty in democratic states

By Ameen Izzadeen Every State has secrets. A state keeps certain happenings, dealings, moves, countermoves, inventions, discoveries and plans secret because it believes its survival will be at risk if they become public. In other words, national security issues prompt … Continue reading

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