by Akif Emre
Netanyahu’s speech at the United States House of Representative was important in the sense of the picture he presented, rather than the message he transmitted. Despite Obama’s opposition, he had gone up to the rostrum on the Republicans’ invitation and spoke to his own voters in an environment, where he didn’t feel like being a stranger. He gave a speech about the necessity of not continuing the nuclear negotiations between US and Iran.
by Mohamed Farooq
Rohingya is a Muslim ethnic minority living mainly in Arakan state, Burma. Their language is Rohingya. They ruled Arakan as a kingdom that lasted for 350 years by fifteen different Rohingya Kings. They have been living in Arakan state, Burma since 8th Century CE. In 1799, Francis Buchanan published a book of historical documents of Rohingya. The Arakan kingdom was gone to the British territory in 1825. They have been facing systematic discrimination and inhumane harassments for many years by Burmese regime.
from MEMO & News
The head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Grand Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, condemned on Sunday the decision of the Egyptian court to classify Hamas as a terrorist organisation, the Palestinian newspaper Al-Resalah reported. "Previously, Al-Qassam Brigades was blacklisted and today Hamas was blacklisted," Al-Qaradawi said. Prominent Saudi scholar and member of the Union, Salman al-Awdah, responded to the verdict by commending Hamas, describing the movement as the "symbol of resistance" in the Arab world.
by Yusuf Dhia-Allah
Salman ibn Abd al Aziz, wasted little time taking the broom to almost all the appointees of his deceased predecessor Abdullah. In their place, he appointed his own sons and favourite nephews. How long will Bani Saud remain in power is an interesting question. King Salman has done what every new Saudi monarch does. The first order of business is to issue a statement declaring that the Kingdom’s policies would not change.
by Zafar Bangash
The Muslim world is beset by numerous problems and some countries may even undergo further disintegration but the silver lining is the Islamic Republic of Iran. The resistance front is getting stronger. This should give hope to oppressed Muslims everywhere. Those opposed to imperialist and Zionist manipulation and interference in Syria may feel that the failure to overthrow the government of Bashar al-Asad is cause for celebration. It is not the time for applause yet.
by Mass L. Usuf
The term democracy originates from the Greek (dēmokratía) "rule of the people". Lincoln provided an inclusive meaning when he spoke of government “of the people, by the people, and for the people”. Alas, these ideals have been confined only to its glorious theoretical exposition. Democracy in many jurisdictions has exited from its portal of sanctum sanctorum to be embraced by politicians of different hues. Some hold it as noble while others squander its nobility. Today it has primarily become a system to be toyed with by political manipulators.
by Michael Schulson
Karen Armstrong has written histories of Buddhism and Islam. She has written a history of myth. She has written a history of God. Born in Britain, Armstrong studied English at xbrief detour toward hard-line atheism. During that period, she produced writing that, as she later described it, “tended to the Dawkinsesque.” Since then, Armstrong has emerged as one of the most popular — and prolific — writers on religion. Her works are densely researched, broadly
The land of Prophet Noah and his Arc.
By Latheef Farook
There has been systematic destruction of historic and cultural heritage in Northern Iraq, believed to be the land of Prophet Noah and the area where his Arc landed.
Western media, integral part of US led European-Zionist war machines against Muslims worldwide, described this as crimes committed by ISIS- suspected to have been equipped by America, trained by Israel’s mossad and funded by Saudis.
from AJE & Daily Mail
Iraq's national museum has officially reopened after 12 years of painstaking efforts, during which close to a third of 15,000 pieces looted during the US-led invasion were recovered. Haider al-Abbadi, Iraq's prime minister, told Al Jazeera that Saturday's opening was important especially after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group destroyed ancient statues in Mosul. He pledged to protect the country's heritage.
by Jehan Perera
The new government is coming in for a lot of criticism on the grounds of inaction with regard to issues of high level corruption and abuse of power under the old government. At the presidential election one of the main issues raised by those who sought the defeat of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was the acts of corruption alleged to have been committed by members of the former government. There were photographs of allegedly ill gotten properties, some of it
from Daily Mirror
As a nation we need to make attempts to bring closer understanding amongst the different divorced ethnic groups in our fragmented society. We are a nation of different religions and diverse cultures and have a tradition going back to several centuries. However, we have not been successful in bringing closer understanding and respect of each others’cultures, customs, traditions and values. Although we are fully aware of others around, we have not provided an
by Kieran Guilbert
The rebuilding of homes, schools and hospitals in Gaza could take more than a century to complete unless an Israeli blockade restricting imports of construction materials into the Gaza Strip is lifted, aid agency Oxfam said on Thursday. Gaza needs more than 800,000 truckloads of building materials to repair infrastructure damaged in the 2014 war with Israel, yet less than a quarter of one percent of the materials needed have entered Gaza in the last three months, Oxfam said.
by Khalifa Haftar
Former Libyan army general Khalifa Haftar, who has set himself up as a warrior against Islamist terrorism and who some see as their savior, has plans to meet with Israeli officials on a visit in Amman, an Arab newspaper reported. The London-based daily Alquds Alarabi reported on Tuesday that informed sources said that Haftar secretly visited Egypt twice last week and received 400 various weapons for his forces in Libya.
by Gideon Levy
The next war will break out in the summer. Israel will give it another childish name and it will take place in Gaza. There’s already a plan to evacuate the communities along the Gaza Strip border. Israel is heading to the next violent eruption with the Palestinians as though it is some sort of natural disaster that can't be avoided. Israel knows this war will break out, it also knows why – and it’s galloping toward it blindfolded, as though it were a cyclic ritual, a periodical
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A mixed childhood in Sri Lanka
By Asiff Hussein
In this delightful book, well known writer Asiff Hussein shares with his readers some happy pen pictures of his mixed breed childhood lived in the Sri Lanka of the 1970s and 1980s.
The Author who grew up in Colpetty had a most fascinating childhood with his siblings, enjoying the best of both worlds of their mixed Muslim Sinhalese parentage. ,.....Read more
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In the Face of Blood Thirsty Settler State of Israel’s never Ending Barbarity
So called human rights champions US, UK and Europe have been traditional collaborators while UN remains helpless.
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by Latheef Farook
Buddha preaches love and compassion. If the Buddha is there, he will protect the Muslims whom the Buddhists are attacking- Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama.
While the Sinhala Zionist Bodu Bala Sena,BBS,gangsters were killing Muslims, looting and burning Muslim owned properties in Aluthgama, Dharga Town, Beruwala and the surrounding areas on June 15 and 16, 2014 in Colombo an all out effort was made to cover up this carnage with a media blackout.Covering up the Carnage on Muslims of Aluthgama, Dhargha Town, Beruwala & the surrounding areas
Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne PC
Mr. M.A. Sumanthiran MP
Mr. M.M. Zuhair PC