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Muslims seek solutions to their problems; Not ministerial portfolios.

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 By Latheef Farook Will the burning issues of the island’s Muslim community be addressed under a United National Front for Good Governance, UNFGG, government led by United National Party? This has become the main common concern especially of the civil society of the Muslim community island wide. This is especially so in the context of the presence of Sri Lankan read more

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A dire situation for Syria’s Palestinian refugees

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Several credible reports this week from Palestinian refugees in Syria and Europe, the latter among those who by various means managed to escape the Syrian conflict with their lives, illustrate the increasing pressure and dangers Palestinians are facing here just trying to survive. And the chances of survival are not likely to improve anything soon. Three serious cases over the read more

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Take action against terrorism in the name of religion

Take action against terrorism in the name of religion

The Centre for Islamic Studies (CIS), Sri Lanka’s pioneering Islamic Outreach organization, has called on governments to do more to defeat religious extremism and terrorism in the name of Islam. The call comes in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait, France and Kobane in Syria claimed by ISIS where innocents including little children were massacred in read more

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Syrians Spend 5th Ramadan On Foreign Soil

Syrians Spend 5th Ramadan On Foreign Soil

SANLIURFA – Spending their fifth Ramadan on foreign soil, thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan with a bittersweet joy as their country still plunges into turmoil. “At our previous iftar dinners in Syria, we were getting together with my all family members around a table and breaking our fast together,” Syrian refugee, read more

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Burmese Buddhist Boy, Sri Lankan Buddhist Boy & Slow Genocide Of Rohingya :- By Mass L. Usuf

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Slow Genocide Of The Rohingya People of Myanmar (Burma) When The New York Times, Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof asked a Buddhist boy of around 12 years old, “what would you do if you meet a Rohingya Muslim boy?”. He nonchalantly replied, “I will kill him”. (NYT, The-21st-century-concentration-camp video). Curious about this, I asked a Sri Lankan Buddhist boy (Kavinda), read more

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Four million Burmese entitled to get iqama

In this file photo, Makkah governor Prince Khalid Al Faisal distributes Iqamas for the Burmese during a ceremony in Makkah. (AN photo by Ahmed Hashad)

Four million Burmese residents in the Kingdom are now entitled to obtain an ‘iqama,’ turning many of their dreams of long-term residence and stability in the Kingdom into a reality. Sheikh of the Burmese community in Makkah, Abu Alshamaa Abdulmajeed, said a large number of Burmese citizens have been living in the Kingdom for more than 70 years, arriving here read more

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Muslims will dominate, but will Islam prevail?

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By Asiff Hussein The latest research shows that the number of Muslims will equal the number of Christians by 2050. What’s more, Muslims will outnumber Christians worldwide around 2070.  That’s if we are to believe the Pew Research Center, a think tank focusing on religion that has done a thorough study of religion-based population growth worldwide. According to the study, read more

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Aluthgama Riots; Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied By :- Mass L. Usuf

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“While it is difficult to claim with authority as to who was behind these riots, it is important to note that the signs of organization and orchestration were evident. The transportation provided for looted goods, the weapons that the attackers had at 6.30 pm, their access to glass bottles, petrol, and long sticks and iron rods and lengths of bicycle read more

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ISIS: The Mystery Behind The Monster By :- Ameen Izzadeen

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“… when you see them pray, you will look to them and think they are better than you; when they fast, you will think that they are better than you; they will recite Qur’an very well but it will never reach their throats, and they will leave the deen (the religion) like the arrow from the bow…” This was a read more

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