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Kashmiri Muslims Endless Suffering

Kashmiri Muslims Endless Suffering

What others said about latest uprising By Latheef Farook In the latest political uprising in Kashmir, eruptedfollowing the killing of 22 year old Hisbul Mujahideen Commander4 Burhan Wani on 8 July 2016, 48 people were killed and more than 3000 were injured. According to New Delhi based NDTV the Indian armed forces shot at protestorsusing pelletguns aimed at faces blinding for life even children...

Dr Zakir Naik and Indian Media

Dr Zakir Naik and Indian Media

by Latheef Farook : About twenty years ago when I was looking after Bahrain covering Saudi Arabia too for Dubai based daily Gulf News, Islamic scholar Dr Zakir Naik visited our office. I have heard about him and watched his thought provoking speeches on Islam and comparative religion from modern perspective, yet never had an opportunity to meet him. Thus my curiosity to meet him.

Al Aqsa, the first qibla of the Muslims

Al Aqsa, the first qibla of the Muslims

by Latheef Farook : Masjid Al Aqsa, the first qibla of the Muslims, second oldest masjid after Makkah and the third most important holy place in Islam after Makka and Madina is located in the city of Jerusalem known to Muslims worldwide as Al Quds (The Holy) or Baitul Muqaddis (The House of Holiness). The historical significance of the Masjid Al-Aqsa in Islam lies in the fact that the early M...

Tony Blair, Chilcot Report and the UNP led Government

Tony Blair, Chilcot Report and the UNP led Government

After losing more than two dozen elections the United National Party, UNP, was voted to power last year. The entire Muslim community voted for UNP to free themselves from the post-war persecution of Muslims by the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime. However dismissing Muslim sentiments the UNP led coalition aligned itself, virtually unconditionally with the United States led British, French and Israeli n...

Bring back Hate Speech Bill and enforce law effectively

Bring back Hate Speech Bill and enforce law effectively

Political and economic instability and govt’s inaction have frustrated people Muslim community which voted for President Maithripala Sirisena’s government as a whole is beginning to feel insulted due to government’s indifference to rising threats and derogatory statements by racist elements. Muslims in general expect the government to enforce law and deal with thos...

Syrians asked for Freedom and Dignity

Syrians asked for Freedom and Dignity

Israel and its US-European allies gave them death and destruction By Latheef Farook Sunni majority Syria ruled by minority Shiite, around 12 percent, roseup during the Arab uprising in May 2011 seeking basic human rights and freedom. All what they got were death,destructionand unprecedentedsuffering and misery. Their cities,towns and villages were bombed and destroyed, men ,women, children and ...

Iran behind ongoing slaughter of Sunni Muslims in Fallujah-The City of Mosques in Iraq

Iran behind ongoing slaughter of Sunni Muslims in Fallujah-The City of Mosques in Iraq

by Latheef Farook : Implementing Iranian agenda, American installed Shiite minority government of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al Abadi, began shelling the Sunni majority Fallujah known as the city of minarets, 69 kilometres from Baghdad. It is common knowledge that ever since the US led invasion of Iraq when a Shiite minority government was installed in Baghdad, to pit the Shiites and Sunni...

Jewish community hosts iftar banquet for Muslim neighbors

Jewish community hosts iftar banquet for Muslim neighbors

from Daily Sabah : Edirne, a city on Turkey's European border, on Thursday hosted an outdoor iftar (fast-breaking meal) for the Muslim faithful observing the fasting month of Ramadan. What distinguished this event from other outdoor iftars was its host and location. The Turkish Jewish community, whose members were forced to leave the city in the1930s during the infamous Trakya incidents, held ...

Alavi Moulana : Trade Union leader turned politician liked by all

Alavi Moulana : Trade Union leader turned politician liked by all

by Latheef Farook : Veteran trade unionist turned politician Seyed Ahmed Seyed Alavi Moulana who passed away during the holy month of Ramadhan on Wednesday 15 June 2016 was buried at the Dehiwala Burial ground following day. Discussing about Moulanaa friend of mine TilakJayasingha, Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Palestine, reminded me that his uncle,Communist Party Trade Union Lea...

Tame rising militant racism before ittames the government and the country.

Tame rising militant racism before ittames the government and the country.

Isn’t it time that the governmentandthe mainstream Sinhalesecommunity wake up and tame militant racist mercenaries before they tame the government and turn the country into a killing field? It appears that racist mercenaries who persecuted Muslims during Mahinda Rajapaksa regime seem to be raising their heads todestabilise President Maithripala Sirisena’sgovernment. Perhaps th...

Peaceful Hinduism hijacked by RSS Hindutva fascists

Peaceful Hinduism hijacked by  RSS Hindutva fascists

Plight of Indian Muslims under RSS today by Latheef Farook : Attacks on Muslims, burning to death innocent Muslim men, women, children and the aged and torching their residential, commercial and Industrial property have been common occurrences in India ever since India was partitioned in 1947. The main architect of this barbarity has been the Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh, RSS, and its decept...

Democracy, Freedom and Human Rights not for Muslims

Democracy, Freedom and Human Rights not for Muslims

This is the century old unwritten message of US. Europe, Israel and their mercenary Arab dictators to Muslims by Latheef Farook : A century old message of US, Britain, France, Russia, Israel and the Saudi led oppressive Arab dictators was-democracy is not for Muslims and the Middle East and North Africa should be ruled by dictators who should obediently carry out their western masters&rsq...

US Jewry forces Israel’s hand over two-state solution

US Jewry forces Israel’s hand over two-state solution

by Yvonne Ridley : Palestinians are constantly accused of being the real obstacle to peace in the Middle East but a new initiative by a group of America’s most influential Jews may just prove otherwise this week. For decades, various Western politicians have talked about a two-state solution. It has been on just about everyone’s lips outside of Israel but has never really b...

As refugee numbers soar, aid shortfall suggests the world doesn't care

As refugee numbers soar, aid shortfall suggests the world doesn't care

by Rob Williams : The world’s humanitarian crisis is about to get worse. The number of refugees and displaced people is already at a record 60 million – at least half of whom are children, many bombed out of their homes and forced to flee for their lives. There are currently 37 million war-affected boys and girls who are out of school. Add to this the extreme weather events...

The noose tightens: Jordan adds to the suffering of Gaza's Palestinians

The noose tightens: Jordan adds to the suffering of Gaza's Palestinians

by Samar Batrawi : Gaza-based Palestinians have faced a long list of restrictions during recent years, including restriction on movement out of the 365-square-kilometre territory, which has been governed by Hamas for almost 10 years. The main enforcer of these restrictions is Israel, which controls the movement of people and goods through its borders with Gaza and Gaza’s air and sea ...

Muslim women‪ are the first to pay the price for Islamophobia in Europe

Muslim women‪ are the first to pay the price for Islamophobia in Europe

by Intissar Kherigi : Muslim women‪ are the first to pay the price for Islamophobia in Europe. That was the finding of the first European research report to be conducted on discrimination against Muslim women by the European Network Against Racism, launched in Brussels last week. The report, which covers eight European countries, focused on discrimination in access to employment, education and...

Tall Chabahar promises

Tall Chabahar promises

by Indrani Bagch : The Kaladan multi-modal transit-transport system connecting India’s northeastern states through Myanmar to its Sittwe port was intended to be a landmark project that would power India’s links to Asean region. Signed in 2008, the project was supposed to be completed by 2013. But it’s unlikely to get anywhere for at least another few years largely...

The Muslims of Nepal: Coming out of the shadows

The Muslims of Nepal: Coming out of the shadows

by Saif Khalid : Nepalgunj and Kathmandu, Nepal - In one corner of Kathmandu's Jame Masjid, a stone's throw from the former-royal-palace-turned-museum, lies the tomb of Begum Hazrat Mahal - forlorn and shorn of its past grandeur. Mahal was the queen of Awadh, a princely state in neighbouring India, and the face of the 1857 rebellion against the British. She fled the Indian city of Lucknow afte...

Looting Tsunami Aid & Last Week’s Disaster; Will Foreign Aid Reach Victims?

Looting Tsunami Aid & Last Week’s Disaster; Will Foreign Aid Reach Victims?

by Latheef Farook : Will the foreign aid flowing into the country following torrential rains, widespread floods, landslides and gale force winds since 14 May 2016 reach their victims? This is the question raised by many circles in view of the heartless looting of billions of dollars of tsunami aid allegedly by politicians, bureaucracy and others involved. Almost twelve years after the tsunami...

The Israeli government’s anti-democratic march

The Israeli government’s anti-democratic march

by Tom Mehager : Although Israeli leaders declare repeatedly that “Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East,” it seems very doubtful that naming a politician like Avigdor Lieberman as minister of defence, the second most important position in the government, would be tolerated in a state governed according to basic democratic values.

End Israel's occupation of Palestine, Qatar tells forum

End Israel's occupation of Palestine, Qatar tells forum

by Ali Younes : The 16th Doha Forum has wrapped up with speakers from around the world touching on issues ranging from global and regional security to conflict resolution and climate change. The conference, organised by Qatar's foreign ministry, was attended by heads of state from South Africa, Afghanistan, Yemen, Mauritius, and Niger, along with Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general.

Peace, Not Russia, Is Real Threat to US Power

Peace, Not Russia, Is Real Threat to US Power

by Finian Cunningham : The monstrous US military budget is a classic illustration of the proverb about not seeing the wood for the trees. It is such an overwhelming outgrowth, all too often it is misperceived. In recent years, Washington’s military expenditure averages around $600 billion a year. That’s over half of the total discretionary spending by the US government, exc...

The Religion Of Oman — Ibadism

The Religion Of Oman — Ibadism

by Reema Singha : While most of us have heard this word, we understand its meaning, correctly so, to be a sincere prayer (ibadat). And it is mostly in reference to Islam. What I discovered some while back is that Ibadism is also a sect in Islam which is also one of the oldest ones, having founded only about 20 years after Prophet Muhammad’s death. It strives to follow Islam exactly, ...

Palestinians Observe Al Nakba-Catastrophe

Palestinians Observe Al Nakba-Catastrophe

While the US led west continue to destroy Middle East by Latheef Farook : Palestinians worldwide observedthe 1948 Palestinian exodus, known as the Nakba, meaning “catastrophe", on 15 March 1948, tomark the expelling and fleeing of 711,000 Palestiniansfrom their lands to create Jewish state of Israel. Dispersed Palestinian ended up in refugee camps in neighbouring countries. T...

Palestinians Observe Al Nakba-Catastrophe

Palestinians Observe Al Nakba-Catastrophe

While the US led west continue to destroy Middle East by Latheef Farook : Palestinians worldwide observedthe 1948 Palestinian exodus, known as the Nakba, meaning “catastrophe", on 15 March 1948, tomark the expelling and fleeing of 711,000 Palestiniansfrom their lands to create Jewish state of Israel. Dispersed Palestinian ended up in refugee camps in neighbouring countries. T...

Zionism Begins to Unravel

Zionism Begins to Unravel

by Lawrence Davidson : Ideological movements, be they religious or secular, are demanding and Procrustean movements. By ideological movements I mean those that demand of their adherents resolute belief in some “deep set of truths” posited by a deity, by supposed immutable historical laws, or by some other equally unchallengeable source. Their followers, once initiated, or e...

Traces of Nazism in Israel?

Traces of Nazism in Israel?

by Uri Avnery : "PLEASE DON'T write about Ya'ir Golan!" a friend begged me, “Anything a leftist like you writes will only harm him!" So I abstained for some weeks. But I can't keep quiet any longer. General Ya'ir Golan, the deputy Chief of Staff of the Israeli army, made a speech on Holocaust Memorial Day. Wearing his uniform, he read a prepared, well-considered text t...

Kerry Threatens War-Without-End on Syria

Kerry Threatens War-Without-End on Syria

by Finian Cunningham : Alleged peace-maker John Kerry threatened to wage war-without-end on Syria - if the Middle East country does accept the US demand for regime change. That's hardly the language of a supposed bona fide diplomat who presents an image to the world as a politician concerned to bring about an end to the five-year Syrian conflict. The US Secretary of State repeatedly sounds anx...

USA anti-Muslim groups fund Europe’s israel lobby

USA anti-Muslim groups fund Europe’s israel lobby

by Michaellee : The Israel lobby has established a “firm presence in Brussels,” the de facto capital of the European Union, according to a new report. Launched in London on Friday, The Israel Lobby and the European Union details the way many new Israel lobby groups were established in the years following the launch by Palestinians in 2005 of the boycott, divestment and sanc...

Demonising Muslims in media, avoiding root causes, makes violence more likely

Demonising Muslims in media, avoiding root causes, makes violence more likely

AFSC Media Release : Islamophobia is at work in our national media, according to an original content analysis by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker peace and justice organization. The analysis shows a disturbing narrative link between Muslims and extremism, and then over-represents violent responses to politically motivated conflict. The report, Mixed Messages: How the Me...

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அமெரிக்க காங்கிரஸ் இஸ்ரேலுக்கு உதவும் விடயத்தில் வெறித்தனமாக செயற்பட்டு வருகின்றது. முன்னாள் ஜனாதிபதி றொனால்ட் றேகன் ஒரு தடவை நிகழ்த்திய உரையில் ‘அமெரிக்க காங்கிரஸ் ஒரு சியோனிஸ ஆக்கிரமிப்பு பிரதேசம்’ என்று குறிப்பிட்டிருந்ததாக பெட் புச்சனன் என்ற எழுத்தாளர் ஒரு இடத்தில் குறிப்பிட்டுள்ளார்.

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தமிழ் முஸ்லிம் ஐக்கியத்துக்காக அயராது உழைக்கும் மன்சூரை கௌரவித்த தென் கிழக்கு பல்கலைக்கழகம்.

a.r munsoorலத்தீப் பாரூக்  :  

தமிழ் முஸ்லிம் ஐக்கியத்துக்காக அயராது உழைக்கும் கண்ணியவான் அரசியல்வாதியான அப்துல் றசாக் மன்சூரை தென் கிழக்கு பல்கலைக்கழகம் அண்மையில் தனது பட்டமளிப்பு விழாவின் போது கௌரவ கலாநிதி பட்டம் வழங்கி கௌரவித்துள்ளது. நேர்மையான அரசியல,; நாட்டின் ஒருமைப்பாட்டுக்கான அர்ப்பணம் என்பனவற்றுக்காகவே இந்த கௌரவம் வழங்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.

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இலங்கை முஸ்லிம்களின் தலைமைத்துவப் பிரச்சினை

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இலங்கை முஸ்லிம் சமூகம் இன்றைய காலகட்டத்தில் முன்னொரு போதும் இல்லாத அளவில் அரசியல் மற்றும் சமய ரீதியிலான தலைமைத்துவ பிரச்சினைக்கு முகம் கொடுத்துள்ளது. முஸ்லிம் சமூகம் கொந்தளிக்கும் பல பிரச்சினைகளுக்கு தீர்வு காணப்பட வேண்டிய ஒரு காலகட்டத்தில் அதற்குத் தேவையான தலைமைத்துவ வழிகாட்டல்கள் இன்றி தத்தளித்துக் கொண்டிருக்கின்றது.

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தமிழில் தேசிய கீதம் வரவேற்கத்தக்க ஒரு விடயம்

muslims in jaffnaயாழ்ப்பாணத்தில் இனரீதியாக சுத்திகரிக்கப்பட்ட முஸ்லிம்கள் பற்றி சிந்தித்துப் பார்க்க தமிழ் அரசியல்வாதிகளுக்கு நல்லதோர் தருணம்.

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தேர்தல் வாக்குறுதிகளை நிறைவேற்றுவதில் மந்த கதியான ஒரு போக்கு காணப்படுவதாக குற்றம் சாட்டப்பட்டு வரும் வேளையில், நாட்டின் 68வது தேசிய தின நிகழ்வில் தமிழில் தேசிய கீதம்

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சமூகத்தை பிளவு படுத்திய உள்ளுர் இனவாத ஊடகங்கள் மீது பிரதம மந்திரி ரணில் விக்கிரமசிங்க தாக்குதல்

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இலங்கையின் பல தசாப்த கால இனவாத அரசியலின் உற்பத்தியாகத் தான் இன்றைய பிரதான ஊடகங்கள் காணப்படுகின்றன. இலங்கையின் பிரதான சமூகங்கள் பிளவு பட்டு இன்றைய துரதிஷ்டவசமான சூழ்நிலைகள் உருவாக வழி வகுத்ததும் இதே இனவாத அரசியல் தான்.

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பயங்கரவாதத்துக்கு எதிரான போர்; அறியப்படாத சில உண்மைகள்

us israel obama bibலத்தீப் பாரூக் : 

1979 இல் சோவியத் யூனியன் (ரஷ்யா) சிதைவுற்ற பின் மனித வரலாற்றில் இதுவரை அறிந்திராத ஒரு இராணுவ பலம் மிக்க நாடாக அமெரிக்கா பரிணமிக்கத் தொடங்கியது. இரும்புத் திரை நாடென அறியப்பட்ட ரஷ்யாவின் வீழ்ச்சிக்குப் பின் உலகம் முழுவதும் ஜனநாயகம் தலைத்தோங்கும் அமைதியும் சுதந்திரமும் தாண்டவமாடும் என உலக மக்கள் அனைவரும் கனவு கண்டனர்.

ஆனால் ஆயுத உற்பத்தி, எண்ணெய் வளம், வங்கித்துறை, நிதித்துறை, கைத்தொழில் துறை,

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969: இது முடிவல்ல; முடிவின் தொடக்கம்!

969: இது முடிவல்ல; முடிவின் தொடக்கம்!

Gnanasaraஎன்.சரவணன் : 

முஸ்லிம் ஒருவருக்கு சொந்தமான ஒரு நகைக்கடையில் பௌத்த மதத்தை சேர்ந்த ஒருவருடன் வாய்த்தகராறு நடக்கிறது. வாய்த்தகராறில் ஈடுபட்டவருக்கு ஆதரவாக பௌத்த மதத்தை சேர்த்தவர்கள் ஒன்று கூடுகிறார்கள். சில மணித்தியாலங்களில் அந்த கடை அடித்து சேதமாக்கி அழிக்கப்படுகிறது. இதன் விளைவாக ஒரு பௌத்த பிக்கு எரிக்கப்பட்டுவிடுகிறார்.

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ஐ.நாவில் நிறைவேறிய நாள் 29 நவம்பர் 1947; நீதி சிதைக்கப்பட்டதும் அநியாயம் தலை எடுத்ததும் ............

banki bibiஐ.நாவில் நிறைவேறிய நாள் 29 நவம்பர் 1947; நீதி சிதைக்கப்பட்டதும் அநியாயம் தலை எடுத்ததும் பின்னர் நிரூபிக்கப்பட்டது

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மனித வரலாற்றில் மிகவும் இருள் சூழ்ந்த தினமாக 29 நவம்பர் 1947 பதிவாகியுள்ளது. அன்றைய நாளில் தான் அமெரிக்காவின் அப்போதைய ஜனாதிபதி ஹரி.எஸ்.ட்ரியுமன் தலைமையில் வழிநடத்தப்பட்ட

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Palestinians Observe Al Nakba-Catastrophe

While the US led west continue to destroy Middle East

by Latheef Farook  :  

Palestinians worldwide observedthe 1948 Palestinian exodus, known as the Nakba, meaning “catastrophe", on 15 March 1948, tomark the expelling and fleeing of 711,000 Palestiniansfrom their lands to create Jewish state of Israel.

Dispersed Palestinian ended up in refugee camps in neighbouring countries. These refugees and their descendants number several million people today They are divided between Jordan (2 million), Lebanon (427,057), Syria (477,700), the West Bank (788,108) and the Gaza Strip (1.1 million), with at least another quarter of a million internally displaced Palestinians in Israel where they are virtually second class citizens.

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1916ல் செய்துகொள்ளப்பட்ட Sykes – Picot உடன்படிக்கை நூற்றாண்டை கடந்த நிலையில் மத்திய கிழக்கில் கொந்தளிப்போடு ஓடிக்கொண்டிருக்கும் இரத்த ஆறு

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19ம் நூற்றாண்டின் இரண்டாம் அரைப் பகுதியில்பிரிட்டிஷ் பேரரசு முஸ்லிம்களை பெரும்பான்மையாகக் கொண்ட மத்திய கிழக்கு உருக்குலைய வேண்டும் என்று முடிவு கட்டியது. இதே காலப்பகுதியில் தான் சியோனிஸ யூதர்களும் பலஸ்தீனத்தில் தமது தனி இராஜ்ஜியத்தை நிறுவ திட்டம் தீட்டிக்கொண்டு இருந்தனர். அந்த காலப்பகுதியில் பலஸ்தீனத்தில் 97 சதவீதத்துக்கும் அதிகமானவர்கள் முஸ்லிம்கள் மற்றும் கிறிஸ்தவர்களை உள்ளடக்கிய அரபு பலஸ்தீனர்களாகவே காணப்பட்டனர்.

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Timeless images of Jerusalem at the end of Ottoman rule

In its millennia of history, the inhabitants and rulers of the city of Jerusalem have changed countless times, from ancient pagans to Biblical Israelites to Byzantine Christians to Ottoman Muslims.
The Ottoman Turks took control of the city in 1517, absorbing it into their empire, which stretched across swaths of North Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Walls built around the perimeter in 1538 by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent contain what is today called the Old City, which is divided into Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Armenian Quarters.
These photos capture the city in the final years of Ottoman rule, when it was the seat of an administrative district called the Mutasarrifate of Jerusalem, part of a broader region called Palestine. During this period, successive waves of Jewish immigration tipped the population of the city to firmly Jewish-majority.
In 1917, four centuries after first coming under Ottoman control, the city and surrounding territory was captured by the British, and a mandate was established.
The British administered Mandatory Palestine until rising Arab and Jewish nationalist tensions led to the Civil War and Arab-Israeli War of 1947-1948 and the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel in 1948.

Saudi investment of US $ 750 billion in America

Enough to develop Muslim world’s economy

By Latheef Farook

The United States Congress has beenso rabid in supportingIsraelthat lateAmerican President Ronald Reagan’s speech writer Pat Buchanansaid that the “US Congress is Zionist- occupied territory”.

Now fifteen years after the 9/11 tragedy, theUS Congress is trying to pass a bill that would allow victims of 9/11 to sue foreign governments.

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Is Erdogan taking Turkey towards the destructive path of Gaddafi and Bashar al Assad?

by Lateef Farooq  :  

Is President Tayyib Erdogan taking Turkey in the same destructive path that assassinated Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi took Libya and turned that prosperous country into a waste land and Syria’s butcher Bashar Al Assad who destroyed the entire country only to protect his barbarous regime?

This is the question now being asked in view of the hard line policy adopted by President Erdogan to crush saner voice of the people.

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Sri Lanka Muslims in UK Honour Veteran journalist Latheef Farook

lf-harrow2The Sri Lankan Muslim community based in UK, at an event held at the Sri Lankan Muslim Cultural Centre (SLMCC) in the London Borough  of Harrow honoured veteran Sri Lanka journalist Latheef Farook  for his services in highlighting burning Muslim issues in the island and creating awareness both within the community and the country as a whole.

Latheef Farook is now on a three week long lecture tour to brief the Muslims of the current political situation in the country especially the changes taking place since the 8 January 2015 presidential election which brought Mr Maithripala Sirisena to power defeating former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He was invited by Harrow based SLMCC, which is considered a centre point for SL Muslims in UK.

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