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Sri Lanka sees emerging tensions between Buddhists and Muslims
Sri Lanka sees emerging tensions between Buddhists and Muslims

Across Asia, religious fundamentalism is posing a growing threat to liberal society. Even Sri Lanka, a country that has only recently emerged from a bloody civil war involving religious as well as ethnic differences, may once more be at risk. Islamist militancy is generating the most headlines. In Bangladesh, for example, liberal commentators have been killed by…

Nikkei - Dec 01 20:03 GMT - more ... [ Tags: History, SriLanka, Muslims ]

Fear grips Muslims in Sri Lanka\'s Ginthota after attack
Fear grips Muslims in Sri Lanka\'s Ginthota after attack
Fear grips Muslims in Sri Lanka's Ginthota after attack

Muhammad Abrar is still in shock, nearly a week after his house in Ampitiya village in the southern Sri Lankan town of Ginthota came under attack from a Sinhalese-Buddhist mob. On November 17, he had returned from the mosque after evening prayers and was about to retire for the night, when he heard his neighbours' home being attacked. "The first attack on our…

Al Jazeera - Nov 24 15:20 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, History, Muslims ]

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