effect monday: The ban, which took effect Monday, has been touted as a security measure, according to CTV. However, it criminalizes a practice more associated with an ultraconservative form of Islam previously unknown on the island, one that more closely adheres to the strict beliefs more common in Saudi Arabia. Now in the wake of Easter suicide attacks launched by Islamic State group-linked militants that killed more than 250 people, Sri Lanka's president has used his emergency powers to ban the practice previously unheard of in the island nation off the southern coast of India. It also can focus public suspicion on women who practice their religious beliefs peacefully, while the government and foreign diplomats say IS-linked militants armed with explosives still roam the island. Sri Lanka's pain from the Easter attacks should not be used to promote failed policies. As we have seen in Afghanistan and elsewhere, Muslim women will become a convenient cover for military action, wrote Nimmi Gowrinathan, a professor at the City College of New York. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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