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Alavi Moulana : Trade Union leader turned politician liked by all – by Latheef Farook

Veteran trade unionist turned politician Seyed Ahmed Seyed Alavi Moulana who passed away during the holy month of Ramadhan on Wednesday 15 June 2016 was buried at the Dehiwala Burial ground following day. Discussing about Moulanaa friend of mine TilakJayasingha, Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Palestine, reminded me that his uncle,Communist Party Trade Union Leader M.G.Mendis who later became RatgamaMP, …

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When Europe Loved Islam

Before the continent started banning hijab, European aristocrats used to change their names to Abdullah and Muhammad, and going to the local mosque was the latest trend. BY MARYA HANNUN, SOPHIE SPAAN From the outside, with its high minarets and bulbous Mughal-style dome, the Wilmersdorf mosque, located on Brienner Street in southwest Berlin, looks much the same as it did …

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Muslim Population Growing In France: Marseille Synagogue To Convert To Mosque

BY MICHAEL KAPLAN A synagogue in Marseille is expected to be converted into a mosque, underscoring changing demographics in France, Agence France-Presse reported Wednesday. The Or Thora synagogue was purchased by Al Badr, a Muslim cultural association, a Jewish leader told the news agency. "For the past 20 years or so we have seen the shift of the Jewish community …

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Are These Gruesome Passages From the Quran or the Bible?

'I always try not to be prejudiced myself but apparently I already am.' By Rachel Dicker With new evidence surfacing that the San Bernardino shooters may have been connected to the Islamic State group, the distinction between radical terrorist ideology and peaceful religion is more important to draw than ever before. Dutch YouTubers Dit is Normaal sought to draw attention …

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War on Terrorism: Some unknown truths

In the aftermath of the collapse of  the former Soviet Union in 1979, and the emergence of the United States as the most powerful military power in known human history, people worldwide dreamt that democracy would flourish and the world would be a war-free and peaceful place. However, their hopes were dashed as forces such as powerful and ruthless lobbies …

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