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SEMINAR: Seminar: Behind the Islamist Carnage: Sri Lankan Ethno-Religious Democracy in Disarray

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Today's date is Thursday, June 04, 2020
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A bunch of highly educated and religiously inspired middle or upper-middle-class Muslims belonging to the extremist National Tawheed Jamaat based in the township of Kattankudy and linked to ISIS has carried out a highly coordinated attack on Christian churches in Sri Lanka killing nearly 300 worshippers, children and bystanders. This, in essence, is the story told by the media. However, there are too many unanswered questions at this stage and this topic goes behind this story and looks at how the country’s ethno-religious democracy had come to a dead end since October 2018 and whether this carnage opens a way out for the caravan to move.

Dr. Ameer Ali, (B. A. Hons, Ceylon, M.Phil, London, Ph.D., W.Aust) is a retired academic in economics but holding an Honorary Research Fellowship at Murdoch University, is a Sri Lankan Muslim, writing regularly on Sri Lankan affairs in academic journals and popular publications. Colombo Telegraph and Daily Financial Times in Colombo carries his pieces almost weekly. He also contributes to Australian newspapers. The Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Journal of South Asia, Journal of Security and International Affairs are three of several academic journals that carried his research output. He is the author of Economic Development of Brunei Darussalam, 1906-2000, Murdoch University, 2001. Currently, he is engaged in a three-part analysis of recent developments in Sri Lanka focusing on the Easter Carnage a week ago.
Speaker(s) Professor Ameer Ali
Location Economics and Commerce Conference Room,Room 3.73, 3rd floor. Old Economics & Commerce Building (Bldg 351).
Contact The Centre for Muslim States and Societies <cmss-ss@uwa.edu.au> : 0417800303
Start Wed, 01 May 2019 17:00
End Wed, 01 May 2019 18:30
Submitted by The Centre <cmss-sscs@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Wed, 01 May 2019 12:24
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