Monthly Archives: August 2013

Muslims challenging US ‘no fly’ list win partial court victory

Thirteen Muslim Americans challenging the US governments’ secretive “no-fly” list won a partial victory in federal court when a judge found they “have a constitutionally protected liberty interest” in traveling internationally by air. But US District Judge Anna Brown has … Continue reading

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The Cattle Trust: Transit home for cattle freed from illicit abattoirs

The Maligakanda Magistrate’s court has ordered that 50 head of cattle and over one hundred goats and sheep rescued from an allegedly illicit slaughterhouse operating in the guise of a ‘Charity Farm’ at Orugodawatta in Colombo central, be handed over … Continue reading

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Australian Muslims: Multiculturalism and Politics

By Zulfakar Mohamad Shariff On August 4, 2013, the first day of the official elections campaigning period, opposition leader Tony Abbott spent his evening having Iftar with Muslim community leaders in the Western Sydney region. At the event, Mr. Abbott … Continue reading

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Self-interest or self-sacrifice: Dilemma in Islamic world

Ece Koc, Istanbul | Opinion | Fri, August 23 2013 It is important for countries to build friendly, amicable relations with each other. In Syria, it might have been possible to convince the Assad forces not to fight, and many … Continue reading

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Video: Sad to see religion being misused: Pillay

While expressing concern over the youth suicide rate in the country, the United Nation Human Rights Commissioner said she was disturbed when religion was misused to mobilise young people of one community against another. The visiting United Nation Human Rights … Continue reading

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NY police label mosques as terrorist organizations

Last updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 11:58 PM NEW YORK — The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorist organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often … Continue reading

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Hate Incidents against Muslims in Sri Lanka – January to July 2013

Hate incidents against Muslims Jan-July_2013

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Buddhists in Burma Torch Muslim Homes and Shops

A photo published on the Facebook page of Ye Htut, the deputy minister of information and the presidential spokesman, shows buildings burning in Htan Gone village, Sagaing Division, over the weekend. Members of a 1,000-strong Buddhist mob torched dozens of … Continue reading

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Ravana Balaya uses children in protest

by Dinouk Colombage on 08/27/2013 On Monday (26) the Buddhist monks of the National Organisation for Ravana Power (Ravana Balaya) marched to the UN office in Colombo demanding that UN Human Rights Chief, Navaneetham Pillay, leave the country. However, in … Continue reading

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Police apologize to monks for Balu Mangallaya

August 26, 2013 The police today apologized to monks of the Sihala Ravaya over a police function held in Kandy to marry dogs. Convener of the Sihala Ravaya, the venerable Magalakande Sudatha thero, said that the police expressed regret after … Continue reading

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