My Udhayam TV Interview on Rohingya Crisis
- Written by Latheef Farook
This article was written in response to Sulochana Ramiah Ramiah Mohan’s article under the title “Religious extremism spreads in Maldives in the Ceylon Today on Sunday 30 April 2017. However Ceylon Today failed to publish this response. CT article was produced after this article
Distorting and demonizing the peaceful religion of Islam and Muslims, indiscriminate bombing of Muslim countries under false pretexts, medieval style barbaric genocides and the persecution of Muslims worldwide have become today’s New World Order.
- Written by Dr Basheer M. Nafi, MEMO
The status of a country is not determined, as some historians would have us believe, by its history alone, nor just by its geography, nor indeed by its political will. The role of countries is fashioned by the interaction of geography, history, politics and resources together.
It is through a combination of these forces that Egypt’s role was born and developed in the lives of Arabs during the 20th century, in the aftermath of the First World War and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.
- Written by Ram Puniyani, kractivist.org
Hindu Rashtra is the goal of Hindu nationalist politics, which is also called as Hindutva. In contrast to Hinduism, Hindutva is a politics of in the name of Hinduism with Brahmanism as the core of the same. In nutshell Hindutva is a politics based on Brahmanical values of caste and gender hierarchy. The concept of Hindutva-Hindu nation is a modern one, which developed as a parallel to Islamic nationalism, and in opposition to the concept of Indian Nationalism. Indian nationalism developed during colonial period as the inclusive nationalism of people of all religions, different castes, languages and regions based on values of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.
- Written by NewsBits.in
In a horrific incident, a youth was killed by dragging him with a sports utility vehicle (SUV) and later smashing his head against a water tanker before crushing him to death under the four-wheeler. The victim, Salman, died on the spot. His brother was also attacked with a sword and his condition remains serious.
The incident occurred in MP Nagar in Bhopal. The main accused, Shivaji Patil, is district chief of Rashtriya Hindu Sena.
- Written by Latheef Farook
This was in response to my article on Maithri’s gazette on lands adjacent to Wilpattu National Park appeared in the Island on 10 April 2017. Five days later I sent my response to this. However my response was not published.This is the state of affairs in the mainstream media in Sri Lanka.
Here are the two articles for those who are interested. Latheef Farook
This is in response to the news item- ‘Maithri’s gazette on lands adjacent to Wilpattu National Park’, in the Opinion page of The Island of 10th April, 2017, by Latheef Farook.
- Written by PHILIP GIRALD, Unz.com
For many Palestinians, President Mahmoud Abbas is seen as something like a Quisling, a timid man who has dedicated himself to selling out to American and Israeli interests in exchange for his remaining in power. Others, recognizing that a return to an intifada would bring down terrible destruction, accept that the enormous disparity of force between Israel and the Palestinians means that a policy of accommodation with Benjamin Netanyahu and his ever-threatening right-wing government is the only possible course, even as West Bank land continues to be stolen by the brutal Israeli settlers.
- Written by Dokhi Fassihian & Theo Wilson, freedomhouse.org
Yemen’s civil war, which is partly a proxy conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, has claimed more than 10,000 lives and caused a humanitarian crisis. Ending the fighting must be a priority for the United States and the international community in 2017.
The war and humanitarian crisis in Yemen—with its rampant human rights violations, multiple militant and terrorist factions, foreign interventions, widespread famine, and unchecked disease—bears an increasing resemblance to Syria.
- Written by Sri Lanka Guardian
We have supported important democratic gains in Sri Lanka, Nigeria, and Burma – John Kerry. Washington invested $585 million in promoting democracy across the globe in the past year, the US Department of State’s financial report for fiscal year 2016 revealed.
According to the paper, the State Department’s total assets equaled $93.8 billion in the last fiscal year, which concluded on September 30, increasing by $3.2 billion compared to 2015.
- Written by Wall Street Journal, by Yaroslav Trofimov
For decades, rejection of Israel—sometimes mixed with outright anti-Semitism—has been a defining theme of Arab politics, uniting bickering countries against a common foe.
Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader who was deposed in a 2013 coup, had gone on TV three years earlier to brand Jews as “descendants of apes and pigs.” In 1988, the Palestinian militant group Hamas adopted a covenant that cited the notorious anti-Semitic forgery known as the Protocols of the Elders of Zion as proof of a global Jewish conspiracy.
- Written by Ramzy Baroud, Ramzybaroud.net
Gaza is the world's largest open air prison. The West Bank is a prison, too, segmented into various wards, known as areas A, B and C. In fact, all Palestinians are subjected to varied degrees of military restrictions. At some level, they are all prisoners.
East Jerusalem is cut off from the West Bank, and those in the West Bank are separated from one another. Palestinians in Israel are treated slightly better than their brethren in the Occupied Territories, but subsist in degrading conditions compared to the first-class status given to Israeli Jews, as per the virtue of their ethnicity alone.