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Religion and Politics – The Necessary Divorce

Island Tisaranee Gunasekara “Muslim people don’t love us… I say don’t go to those shops. Don’t eat or drink from those shops…. It is clear that they are a group who gave poison to our people, who tried to destroy our people… I think that the younger generation who eats (from them) will not have … Continue reading

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A sermon on stoning

BY SARATH DE ALWIS (Sunday Observer) President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Asgiriya Chapter temple in Kandy, to open a new Pirivena building on the premises in 2009 (File photo)   It is generally assumed we have passed the stone age, the bronze age, the iron age, the industrial age and the space age. After a breathtaking … Continue reading

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Meting out justice to victims of Easter Sunday attacks

Daily Mirror Only judiciary can ascertain real culprits; PSC findings may come in handy  Preparation for presidential poll may hinder efforts to mete out justice to victims Anti-Muslim racism can be the main trump card for certain political parties in the opposition  Although exactly two months have lapsed since the suicide attacks on Christians by … Continue reading

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The making of a ‘religious extremist’

Daily Mirror Brenton Tarrant, charged for murder in relation to the mosque attacks, is seen in the dock during his appearance in the Christchurch District Court, New Zealand. It may come as a surprise to some that it is to that epochal novel, ‘Terrorist’, by well known American creative writer John Updike that one must … Continue reading

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Islamic Radicalisation And The Crisis Of Western Imperialism

Island by Satyajith Andradi Sri Lanka, as a nation, is no stranger to terrorism. Since independence, the people of the country have undergone untold suffering as a result of numerous acts of terror. The terrorist attacks of Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, are the most recent ones. However, there is a fundamental difference between these … Continue reading

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