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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 72

Letter From America: Race still matters in the land of Lincoln
President Trump has taken credit for popularizing Juneteenth in an interview with the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Thursday (June 19, 2020), stating that no one had ever heard of the June 19 holiday before he scheduled a political rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on that day, claiming, "I did something goo...
Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 03:52 By Habib Siddiqui
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Death of an ex-minister in Bangladesh
Earlier on Saturday, June 13, 2020, senior Awami League leader and former health minister Mohammed Nasim died of massive cardiac arrest in Dhaka. He had tested positive for coronavirus when he was admitted on June 1 in a hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Death is a personal loss to the family members,...
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 06:47 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter From America: Politics of fear mongering in the altar of Hindutva in Modi's India
On April 16 two Hindu ascetics and their driver were lynched to death near Gadchinchle village in Maharashtra’s Palghar district in India. As it always happens these days with Hindutvadi fascists running India, the blame for their deaths was put squarely upon the Muslims. Nothing should surprise us...
Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 03:58 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter From America: Ramadan Reflections in the midst of Covid-19
Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, is currently being observed by Muslims. However, this time, Muslims are either restricted or strongly discouraged from congregating in the mosques to pray their five-daily prayers. My local Islamic Center has shut its doors for the past seven weeks. Thus, inste...
Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 11:35 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter From America: The March to Madness of Mid-night March 25
March 25 is observed as a national holiday in Bangladesh commemorating massacre in East Pakistan (later to emerge as Bangladesh) in 1971. There were three major players in this historical drama – a military general who governed the state of Pakistan and two politicians from the two wings of the coun...
Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 13:28 By Habib Siddiqui
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Governments caught flat-footed in tackling the corona virus
As of early afternoon time EST (USA), April 1, some 918 thousand people are confirmed to have been infected by the Corona Virus (COVID-19) worldwide. More than 46 thousand people have reportedly died of this virus. The USA tops the list with nearly 205,000 confirmed cases and 4,502 deaths (accountin...
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 05:23 By Habib Siddiqui
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The sobering statistics of COVID-19
As of Saturday, March 28, 2020, nearly 650 thousand people worldwide are confirmed to have been infected by the Corona Virus (COVID-19). As I write around 4 p.m. EST (USA), more than thirty thousand deaths have been confirmed. The latest statistics show that the USA has superseded China as the epice...
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 08:50 By Habib Siddiqui
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Sanitizing Modi’s Hindutvadi Fascism is Impious
Last Wednesday (March 4, 2020) the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) convened a hearing about the intent and impact of India’s amended Citizenship laws and the Rohingya Muslims’ issue in Myanmar to help develop policy recommendations for the US government in response to the i...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 15:34 By Habib Siddiqui
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Missionary Diversion: the Question of Slavery
Christian missionaries and die-hard Trinitarians are in the business of proselytizing ‘lost souls’ so that they can be ‘saved’ from eternal damnation. One such missionary who not too long ago had supported the apartheid structure in his native South Africa recently wrote a book with a provocative ti...
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 12:22 By Habib Siddiqui
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Coming to the defense of the persecuted is not bullying, it’s noble
On Friday, December 27, 2019, a resolution titled “Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar” was passed with an overwhelming majority of votes during the 74th session of UN General Assembly at its 52nd resumed meeting, held at the UN headquarters in New York. Thi...
Monday, January 6, 2020 - 11:08 By Habib Siddiqui
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Do Muslims matter in Modi’s India?
Since sweeping to power for the second time in May of 2019, Narendra Modi and his BJP government have delivered within six months what they have been promising to their chauvinistic Hindutvadi supporters. Kashmir’s special status as a state is gone with Article 370. The site for the historic Babri M...
Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 16:18 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter From America: The making of Hinducracy in Modi’s India
BJP’s (Bharatiya Janata Party) landslide re-election victory under Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves no doubt that Hindutvadi divisive forces have grown steadily like a cancer in the body politic of India that is beyond cure. They have essentially nailed the coffin of Gandhi-Nehru-Azad’s ‘secular...
Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 07:28 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Stopping Genocide
I have repeatedly said that genocide never happens suddenly. It's planned over a long period of time by perpetrators that require support top-down so that it becomes a national project to eliminate the targeted group. Such sinister initiative requires the support from evil intellectuals (the likes o...
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 09:38 By Habib Siddiqui
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The long arms of Hindutvadi supremacists are troubling
How long are the arms of Hindutvadi fascists? Recently, messages urging British Hindus to vote against the British Labour Party in the general election are being circulated on WhatsApp, raising concerns about the chat app's role in spreading divisive political content. Sky News has seen more than 20...
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 13:35 By Habib Siddiqui
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China’s forced assimilation of Uyghurs is repugnant and dehumanizing
Last week, on Tuesday (Oct. 29, 2019) two groups of United Nations member states issued dueling statements over China's treatment of the predominantly Muslim Uyghur minority in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), highlighting a global divide on Beijing's human rights record. Speaking at th...
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 16:35 By Habib Siddiqui
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Letter From America: The peculiar case of Japan vis-à-vis the Rohingya tragedy
Recently Myanmar’s de facto leader Suu Kyi met the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. "With regard to the alleged human rights violations in Rakhine State, it is indispensable that the Myanmar government and military take appropriate measures promptly," Abe was quoted by the Japanese Forei...
Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 12:32 By Habib Siddiqui
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The Han Supremacists of China: Part 2
Chairman Mao tried to sell the Marxist-Leninist thought to solve the ethnic problem in his multi-ethnic country (PRC). Not only did the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) fail but Mao’s social engineering proved to be highly destructive. It led to the widespread discrimination and segregation of the non-...
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 04:39 By Habib Siddiqui
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The Han Supremacists of China – Part 1
‘Sinicization’ is defined as bringing people who are not of Chinese descent under the influence of Chinese culture. Truly speaking, it is a process where societies that are traditionally non-Chinese are put under the influence of the Han Chinese communities, by adapting to their culture, customs, an...
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 11:25 By Habib Siddiqui
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The 74th UNGA highlights the ‘disquiet’ world we live in
The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opened the past week amid simmering tension in the Middle East over recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which Saudi Arabia and the United States blame on Iran. It also came just days after millions of young activists and thei...
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 11:09 By Habib Siddiqui
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9/11 – Eighteen Years Later
On Wednesday the USA observed the 18th anniversary of 9/11. The attacks on the soil of the USA was committed not by a hostile state but reportedly by non-state Muslim zealots that were affiliated with Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda. Nearly 3000 individuals of all faiths died in the attacks. Since the mi...
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 06:02 By Habib Siddiqui
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