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Belonging. Neil Prakash's Path to Jihadist via Shahada

Paul Maley & Chip Le Grand, in The Australian, 27 August 2015, where the title is “Brotherhood put lost boy on path to jihad… 1,299 more words

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Nationalism, the past and the present: The case of Sri Lanka

Michael Roberts This review article was drafted in 1991 and should therefore be assessed in the light of the literature available then. In those days it took at least two years for an article to be refereed and published. 15,810 more words

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Muslims can make the pen mightier than the sword

ACL Ameer Ali, courtesy of the Australian, 21 January 2015. See http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/muslims-can-make-the-pen-mightier-than-the-sword/story-e6frg6zo-1227191285228 where there are numerous blog comments

THE attack on Charlie Hebdo and similar attacks on journalists, artists and authors carry the signature of a puritan, authoritarian Islam that has no room for tolerance of diversity, differences and doubt. 888 more words

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The Sydney Gunman Monis: Many Faces & Many Phases

“Greg Bearup, in The Australian 17 December 2014, with the heading “A Convert from Malcontent to Murderer”

ON the afternoon of the September terrorism raids in Sydney and Brisbane, a group of Muslims gathered to protest in Lakemba. 1,502 more words

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The Heart of Islamic Extremism lies in Specific Quranic Tenets says An Ordinary Aussie

Ibn Wirriq, being the pseudonym adopted by an Ordinary Aussie Bloke

Surely it’s time for the Australian National Islamic Council  and other major Islamic organizations here came to realize that the “100 plus verses” in the Koran which specifically direct all Muslims to avoid, dislike, discriminate against and direct violent attitudes and actions towards all Jews, Christians, other Infidels and Atheists, were eliminated from it and from other Islamic “so-called” holy books, to end, once and for all, … 919 more words

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A Comparative Exploration of Political Conflict in South Asia: Peiris forges New Paths

Gamini Samaranayake reviews Political Conflict in South Asia by Gerald H Peiris … Peradeniya, 2013 .. from Island, 5 March 2014

This monograph has a broad scope, one that encompasses political conflict in the countries in five national entities of South Asia – India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka – and their trajectories of state-formation with all their turmoil, upheavals and inter-group confrontations. 2,511 more words

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