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"alan keenan" Discussed on Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast

Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast

07:49 min | 7 months ago

"alan keenan" Discussed on Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast

"Ought. To California. Yeah. Max Has the classic Mickey Mouse. Telephone where he's only yellow stay in America the yellow telephone in his hands. I used to have one of those. We used to own one of those. So. Also during the on the open road. sequence. There is a van at one point in some balloons. Come out of it as the doors open and one of them is Mickey Making Shave check his head He also makes less obvious physical appearances in the auditorium in the school auditorium as a Max is like flying on the road here's the bottom left corner. and then he also peers in the lower left portion of the crowd at the power line concert. The soon. Mickey's peddling fan and you. Yeah Yeah. He also appears the concert at the beginning the Little Mermaid too. So yeah, he's just a flat fan of life. Yeah. I for some in some in film Easter eggs. If you watch the on the open road sequence, you know everybody's traveling and then you get to the power line concert you see the nuns uc make you said, you see the the people the Big Lady Lady there's there's a lot of people who are who were on the road with goofy and Max who show up at the concert later. And actually the nuns kind of their sort of the the hot. There in the diner. Rally The the the power of the map. my Ex. Think we need to talk about this at. The me you need to start taking some responsibility around here. Excuse me. Can I have your attention? Please GOOFY AIR DUB my son Maximilian official navigator head which waiter of this here road trip. I'm not even looking at the map anymore. As. A matter of fact, you can pick all stops from here lake destiny. Trust you wholeheartedly son. To the open road. The net announcer there. Yeah. They pop up quite a bit. They're supposed to be a play on the nuns and Sister Act. Also Remind you like Whoopie Goldberg and Kathy Jimmy so Alan Keenan forever. Yeah. Outside of that, it's just funny that nuns or following. Mickey's faces also on the back of the high chair of the baby that Max and putting the fork and the light socket in the Bauer in the outlet. As he's On his way home from school. Yup. Goofy keys, car keys. He has a key chain has the Classic de the Disney Fun logo on it There is at the maximum performance at the school assembly. After the principal stops him, there is a wooden cutout of aerial sitting on top of a skull. and then during the song after today with Chris Jimenez, he stops by like the like the record store for of a better term there's a copy of the Aladdin Soundtrack in the window it has the genie's lamp on the cover. there. Are stuffed animal versions of Bambi and Adult Simba goofy work taken the little kids pictures. The crocodile from Peter Pan Appears backstage during the powerline concerts. the giraffes from Dumbo are. Somewhere in the in the traffic during on the open road. This one is really subtle during the. when we see those two nerds, the start, the wearing the star trek shirts at one point they they are looking through a looking at a magazine called Weird Planet. Yes. That isn't that based on an old. Comic. Book from the fifty. Or something like, Forbidden Planet or something like that But. On the on the back of the magazine is an ad for see people as opposed to sea monkeys and then there's also an ad for free twenty dollars you have to send in the mail and request card itself addressed to duck sales cq money been Dr Duck Burr USA. You hit up a new one but Sadler Yep. Sales Oh my gosh. Dizzy Easter eggs, and there's also other Easter eggs. On the open road like one of the is like the different. People vehicles are singing like at one point they drive by a limo and hand to hand sparkling gloved hands to. Thumbs outs like Hello Michael Jackson the drug. And Movements up and start singing which that reminds me of the there's a one of the vignettes in the haunted mansion you drive by or in your ride vehicle you go by a guy in a a coffin and he's trying to open up. He's like let me out of here or some of the atom. Sure. That's probably nod that. There's the the lady with I think she's got much cats in her car where she's like the road is my now is not. Yeah. Dina yet. dirtbags eat my dust. You know that Song So. Watch out granny's on the road. Yes. Yes. powerline Ostrom rip off of Davao. Or. I was thinking Mc Hammer with the pants and that little. Tube I mean that yellow like radio. Well and the hair, the hair. Yeah. So There is. The if you know your F- You know your your your tourist. Spots in the in the United, states when they are once he gives Max like control over they stop and all that, and some of the places are obviously more fun for Max and others like riding the roller coaster and. then. They stop with like the giant ball of yarn and Garcia. They go and take the Selfie in the bat cave and. Wakes up although bats. That's Carl's but caverns. Play on the Carlsbad Caverns, which is in southern New Mexico. Brittany may now. I've. Never, no chance to go. But yeah I know of just you look at the map and and their.

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"alan keenan" Discussed on Fantasy Football Today Podcast

Fantasy Football Today Podcast

05:39 min | 10 months ago

"alan keenan" Discussed on Fantasy Football Today Podcast

"Give a big receiver. An opportunity makes them tested catches. It could be opposite, but he's GonNa shied away from that. Those type of throws and he also has an ability to run so i. mean for our Mike. Williams Hunter Henry, you know. The season could be. Dramatically different depending on how many starts each guy makes so, it's so hard to say with all those guys and y you know Taylor ranked higher. I think we all probably love to rank higher with the hope that he's the starter for sixteen games, but it would be I, think at least for me a downgrade for the receiving core. I. In in these two comparisons, even if I think he's right, they're going to be very run. Run dominant, but I could see Harry. Seven touchdowns still You know not not much more than than fifty catches because I do think the targets will be low, but some big play ability to. Okay, yeah. I was surprised when I looked at this NFC. ADP Hunter Henry Ninety Seventh So that's. Pretty low thought. I I'm sorry. That sounds like it's off topic, but I just think Keenan. Alan Keenan Allen fifty-six Hunter Henry, Ninety Seventh Mike Williams, one hundred, twenty fourth, maybe just. People were pretty down on drafting any of those. Even on their ADP's I'm not drafting Keenan Allen anywhere for these reasons, the Jamie just said, and you decide you want. Williams Susan your list. You're not draft Mike Williams is the one charger that I might end up with A. who I love and who I had on a bunch of teams last year. We've talked about him a lot I just concerned about facile I. He's not GonNa Catch Ninety passes again or close to it and is efficiency as to drop a ton, but we can talk about some another day. Mike Williams is the one guy in considering the two couples one his. His eighteen point, two average depth to target was I. Think two point five yards higher than any other player that had at least seventy five targets last year he was a wholly downfield. Chuck it up and Parade Type Player, and he made a lot of place he had over twenty yards perception yet over a thousand yards, even though he only caught forty nine balls. that. Doesn't necessarily need heavy volume to translate the weird thing is he only caught two touchdowns? You just noted he caught ten touchdowns the year before on forty three receptions. We know he can catch some touchdowns and he's so cheap. That's the main point but but you guys are right about the volume tyrod Taylor thing. I also WANNA throw in here is. He, not only a has a very high scramble rate. He has an extremely high sack rate. He tends to hold the ball and try to create plays in both of those elements. Basically quarterback has three outcomes when they dropped back to pass either they run, they get sacked or they throw a pass, and so Taylor winds up with a really low percentage of pass attempts per dropback so like he said yes, some of it is play calling that didn't call a lot past when news with Greg Roman, but some of it also Taylor when He. He dropped back to pass. He's more likely than most any other quarterback to do. One of those other two things either take off and run or get sacked. Then throw a pass He's not more likely to throw a pass, but more likely than other quarterbacks will be, but yeah. Williams is the one guy I think could pair with him as one guy. That's cheap enough that I could have some touchdown. Luck bounce back doesn't need one hundred targets at his massive downfield depth, and I think that Peres well with Taylor's ability to create time. And again the saccharine indicates it, but there's going to be times where he doesn't get brought down. And then who's he gonNA? Look for Downfield. I think some of those big plays could definitely be there for Williams. I think he's just like A. he said he's outside the top fifty zero at like forty five still, but you can draft this guy again other draft last run. Well I. Don't know about that. He's one hundred and twenty third. Not I'm sorry not to be a jerk, but that's you know that's tenth eleventh round. So you do have to make somewhat have been it. It's still late pick, but it's something of an investment. He goes right after Henry Rugs and right before John, Brown and Justin Jefferson had you guys feel about that for Mike Williams. I would rather have brown but. For me, but I see it one more thing with I don't know the rest of the schedule of my head, but got four games against her Davis White and exuding Howard's last Byron Jones, so that's not easy. And they have I think they play the NFC west. Which has Patrick Peterson. Jalen Ramsey I. think they play them. Somebody confirm that let's go to our next guys. For Ben. Ben Sammy Oh. Let's lump. These veterans together Sammy Watkins into Sean Jackson. Basically they're just target guys There's been some talk that Jackson could be the number one receiver for failure. We don't know how healthy he'll be same with Watkins. There are some reasonably that if he's the number if he's there number two receiver for the chiefs, and it wasn't great all last year, but he did end up having a really good playoff run. He's GonNa. GonNa crush value outside the tenth round. It's just a question of whether Michael Hartmann plays for Jackson's the question of how much jalen rigor plays in how much the tight ends are involved, but if these guys are in roles that it looks like they might be able to stay healthy, they're both going to be just massive steals for as long as they're healthy. Dan on Jackson Week one in every bff. Playing the REDSKINS. No his week one so I was looking up the other day so. Twenty sixteen. He went six for one zero to ten targets. Twenty seventeen was bad twenty eighteen. He had..

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"alan keenan" Discussed on Fantasy Focus Football

Fantasy Focus Football

03:10 min | 1 year ago

"alan keenan" Discussed on Fantasy Focus Football

"I'm trying to find a calvin. Really tweet at you right now. Mike I'm going to go track that one down. Yeah, I didn't know you encounter. Early were getting into it. I don't know why you hate Cavan really so much. I'm I'm Hash tag team. Ridley, without even knowing what the dispute is about has an. Drafted Calvin Ridley to say that aired up what I will say here. Mike I agree with you though I, you know. I think Ridley is going to be a very trendy sleeper this year. You know sleeper in the way that Chris God. When was a sleeper last year? Somebody that's going to go in the first round draft, but should have a monster year. You look at his numbers. What's Austin Hooper? Got Injured last year when he gets targets, he produces. They don't have a lot as you mentioned. It's Russell Gauge. It's eight and hers the Tulio. Jones Todd Gurley out of the backfield. I mean they like they don't have very much depth and so given the injury concerns of Julio in his thirty one year old season. Ridley I think is an ascendant player and I. I like the upside here we go from. Mike Clay to Stephanie about why just knows going to sneak me? She always does. We're all sniping each other this because Mike later Calvin, Ridley, who is my next choice right there? And I thought maybe he was doing it because he loves Keenan Alan Keenan Allen got taken from you so. I'm but I'm happy with your little. Cooper Matthew because he's already proven that he could come back from this. Injury he did it. Perhaps better than most in terms of how great he looked from the get-go rate at the gate, had a weird little drop-off about three quarters way through the season, but India macktaz or a touchdown I believe in five consecutive weeks so. He is still going to be a favorite target of Jerry. I know what is work. Ethic is in the off season. I. Can't say much more about him. He's my little cooper. You know good. Call snaking right there Matt and you nail that one from a mile away, so find your take supercup. and. We go from Stefan yet to tristen. Face a difficult choice between four running backs I value pretty equally am clearly going to go there. Having not taken a single of my first three rounds and unusual strategy I'm going to take the upside option of the four, and I'm going to take Jonathan Taylor of the colts and hope that it is going to be his job instead of a one. One Two punch with Marlin MAC MAC did not have a great finish to last year. He had some very disappointing games late and I don't think he draft a player like this. Who put up the numbers? He did in Wisconsin without giving them a sizable role, so I'm going to go for the upside the chance that he runs away with this job. Right the second rookie running back off the board by the way, if my math is correct for Tristan who next up is Damian? Aj Brown here I mean this goes absolute stud. The second half allows season wide receiver six from week eight on he led. All receivers are actually in yards per target. He was second fancy points per catch, so I mean as my clay will tell us. Oh, he will. He will regret that. We're not going to efficiency again, but the volume will also go way up. We saw declined the option on Corey Davis. So I don't think they're going to be trying to work him into the offense too much this season. They don't throw the running back so super talented player and I think.

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"alan keenan" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

04:18 min | 2 years ago

"alan keenan" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"And then, of course, it will finally burst into the open when the company reported a massive loss for the first three months of the year and a sharp drop in sales, but it's a fascinating story has not to keep an eye on where it goes in the rest of two thousand nineteen. Absolutely. Thank you. That was you in pots from Bloomberg. Here's what else is making news today. Donald Trump is announced that why we could be part of a trade deal between Washington and Beijing, the Chinese tech giant has been dragged into the trade will between the superpowers in recent weeks. And the US is also targeted hallway by putting the firm on a trade blacklist, the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has thanked voters forgiving him five more years in office. It follows his landslide victory in the country's mammoth general election. Mr. Modi's, nationalist, BJ peapod is projected to win around three hundred seats in India's parliament and hundreds of thousands of children and young people are walking out of lessons today in protested inaction of climate change, the global campaign started in August, when the Swedish schoolgirl, greeter twin bird held a protest outside her country's parliament. This is the briefing. Sure, Lanka's government is announced that it's extending the country's state of emergency this week. It was initially introduced in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings, which left more than two hundred and fifty people dead. Well, let's get more on this with Alan Keenan, he's a senior analyst, and Sri Lanka project director at the International Crisis Group here in London. Allen. Thanks for joining us. What exactly has the Sri Lankan government announced? A well they've announced that they will continue the emergency with some is for a month. I believe needs to be ratified by parliament. I'm not sure if parliament has actually endorsed it as required. But it's not as prize. I'm sure it'll it'll continue for a bit. Yeah. Why have they done this? Well, because it gives the well number reasons. I mean it gives the security forces additional powers of some of arrests in of investigation. Abc's your assets sit in principle, it, it could help control hate speech, and false statements circulating which could rile up already very volatile situation. And of course, it also looks good for politicians to be seen to be, you know, taking the situation under control, and ensuring security, and so forth. Now, we know that there was a lot of tension between the various parts of the government between the prime minister and the president is this been resolved Tolan is it feeding? Into to the great uncertainty of the situation. No, it's not been resolved at all. I mean, the bitterness is probably deeper than ever between the two and hostility, I think, is principally from the president towards the prime minister. And we saw how this played out as one of almost certainly, one of the causes of the failure to act on the intelligence reports that the government had been getting from foreign intelligence agencies prior to the Easter attacks, where there was just a failure to communicate in coordinate in the government, and clearly that was one of the factors behind that was the bitter dispute between these two politicians, but no, there's no sign of getting any better at all. Now, let's any ten years since the conflict ended in Sri Lanka, not characterized by awful awful ethnic divisions, always saying return to that we're not seeing return to that, because that was a war between representatives so self proclaimed representatives of the Tamil people. The Tamil Tigers fighting. Thing for a separate state for Thomas in the north end. The east of the island where they predominated for centuries of versus a government that, you know, represented in various ways, the single majority. That issue is while it's the underlying issues of sort of how to share power between the different groups in ensure equal citizenship of all people have not been settled. It's not an active conflict. It's not an act. It's not the source of active of violence or has -delity. What is now? Unfortunately, is of fear and hatred and violence against Muslims principally led over the last five six years by a militant singer..

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"alan keenan" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

08:17 min | 2 years ago

"alan keenan" Discussed on KCRW

"A couple of thank yous to MAC, Malcolm berry from Berkeley and Nathan Blair from San Francisco who picked up the New York Times digital subscription says please Henry Rollins credit for this toenail. So pretty cool. Thanks so much. Check of a roads. Quick check now with Christine Camacho four cars got into at the fifty seven five and twenty two south connector. It's been cleared to the shoulder back up to orange avenue. No injuries or thanks for seen at six. Fifty. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Elsa Chang. And I'm Audie Cornish. For the second weekend in a row. There will be no church services in Sri Lanka, this is because of fears of more attacks like the Easter suicide bombings that were blamed on his Llamas extremists more than two hundred and fifty people were killed as NPR's. Michael Sullivan reports from Colombo many Sri Lanka's are still wondering how such a thing could happen. Sri Lanka knows war and suicide bombings, its decades-long conflict between ethnic Thomas separatists, and the majority Sinhalese government left more than one hundred thousand did a war that ended ten years ago this month. Now, the peace has been shattered by the bombings linked to the Islamic state. So yucca now is caught up in this global wall political analyst, David Young Goethe Thome awful several decades, and they'll this brief interregnum and over the Bechtel living with Kroll after the war ended in. Two thousand nine says horrendous Vidana gave the bundle Nike center for international studies. Sri Lanka's, political leaders may have paid too much attention to the country's place in geopolitical rivalries in the Indian Ocean and too little on what was happening at home. You clearly see the return of foreign fighters coming from Syria towards the issue and decisions was a clear signal of polarization Lankan society to the right, and to certainly slimy groups becoming one more allies. So I think these things that we lost focus on and there were people who exploited that lack of focus. All. Like this, man. The fiery preacher around Husham? Police say was the leader of last month's bombings. One of two men killed in the suicide attack at the Shangri LA hotel in Colombo. In videos like this one he rails against nonbelievers. Religious leaders say repeatedly warned thirties about sovereign in his message of hate to no avail. But it wasn't the only one preaching hate religious hardliners and the Buddhist majority community. Here have conducted a campaign against the Muslim minority for years, including anti-muslim riots in two thousand fourteen and again last year, it was complete impunity for these attacks mob swept through was the Maria's in burn people out. Absolutely, no one has been prosecuted for any of this. Alan Keenan issue Lanka project director for the International Crisis Group in London. And so clearly that is changed the mood within the Muslim community. They feel under siege. They feel unprotected and the government has done very little to sway those fears or to respond to the threat. None of this Canaan says justifies the Easter attacks, and it may not have directly contributed to them. It's hard to think that it hasn't made it more likely that some small number of Muslims feeling so alienated and feeling angry might be more susceptible to extremely radical jihadi. Ideologies like I s. Two of the bombers brothers, the sons of a wealthy spice merchant lived here in the affluent neighborhood of demagoguing where a twenty four year old grad student, a Muslim neighbor from a few doors down is still trying to get her head around it. They had everything they had money. They had all developed they needed educated. So I asked my mum. Why do you think they did this? What was wrong with them? She's angry at them for taking life and for making her wary of leaving the house since the Easter attacks. She doesn't want her name used because she's afraid and she was shocked to see what some of schoolmates have been saying about was on social media since the attacks. No, I'm really scared to even step out of this Lynn with my national identity card, which has this address because you think you will be branded. Yes. Because I think I'd be branded used to be so proud, but not anymore the civil war here ended. She says. But now now she too. Sri Lanka is part of something much bigger. And that scares her even more Michael Sullivan PR news Colombo on Sunday memorial services will be held for one of the victims of Tuesday's shooting at the university of North Carolina at Charlotte. Riley Howell is being hailed as a hero after police say he tackled the gunman saving untold lives, but his loss is now being felt in small North Carolina town where he grew up. Blue Ridge public radio's Corey valid court has the story shooting at UNC Charlotte injured four and left two dead. When their names were announced the next day, the tragedy hit home one hundred fifty miles away in a rugged corner of rural Appalachia where locals are having a hard time making sense of the senseless, but not of the heroism of native son, Riley Howell, he exhibited all the attributes that hero. Should that's Riley howls best friend twenty year old Logan king? He didn't question it. He didn't hesitate. He instantly ran at someone who was trying to hurt. Other people. Apple, and he attempted his best to stop the person to save lives without even considering his own howl in king grew up backpacking, hiking snowboarding and playing football together. In waynesville, a tight knit town of ten thousand nestled in North Carolina's great smoky mountains, west of Asheville, a think I was about four years old, and we were in the same Sunday school class. I thought he looked really cool because he was kind of just like a cowboy and he was wearing a snakeskin leather belt that I thought was really neat. And from there. It was lifelong friends, no one thought that lifelong would be so short. But when it became known that Riley Howell ran towards the gunfire and tackled the gunman. No, one his church group leader his soccer coach his best friend thought. What how did was the least bit surprising? I would say he's free spirit. You couldn't couldn't hold him down. You had to let him go, and you had to let him had to let him lead to let him go the path that he was going to go Riley hells path was winding, but never wavered his parents instilled in their son, the strong moral code et earned reputation as a leader Mitch. Sure for his age, his seventh grade teacher Susanna shetler remembers how wanting to work with disabled school kids. They could choose to do, you know full guard or P E or or cores or whatever. And and he chose to be a peer helper in that in that development delayed class. How will try to join the ashville fire department, but was rejected for being too young? He also thought about the military, but at the time of the shooting he was finishing up the last day of his junior year at UNC India, eventually hope to work as a forest ranger or a game warden. His body was brought from Charlotte Thursday by motorcade that included police fire and military escort crowds, waving American flags lined main street in waynesville to welcome him home. He would probably think it was kind of neat to have all the fire trucks and police and everything driving around. But I think he would ultimately not not want to be praised the way he is. He he wanted to remain humble, I think as this tiny community now begins to heal a shrine to howl already taking shape here where memorial service will be held in his honor this Sunday for NPR news. I'm Cory Vallon court in waynesville, North Carolina. Tomorrow on weakened addition Saturday, we meet a couple whose love stories started off on familiar ground. We chatted for hours and hours and that day. I remember thinking this girl's gonna be somebody special in my life. That was before the supreme court affirmed eight version of President Trump's travel ban targeted at seven countries. Now, he's in New Jersey, and she's in her home country of Ron unsure of how they'll be reunited love and the travel ban tomorrow morning..

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No church again in Sri Lanka

All Things Considered

04:09 min | 2 years ago

No church again in Sri Lanka

"For the second weekend in a row. There will be no church services in Sri Lanka, this is because of fears of more attacks like the Easter suicide bombings that were blamed on his Llamas extremists more than two hundred and fifty people were killed as NPR's. Michael Sullivan reports from Colombo many Sri Lanka's are still wondering how such a thing could happen. Sri Lanka knows war and suicide bombings, its decades-long conflict between ethnic Thomas separatists, and the majority Sinhalese government left more than one hundred thousand did a war that ended ten years ago this month. Now, the peace has been shattered by the bombings linked to the Islamic state. So yucca now is caught up in this global wall political analyst, David Young Goethe Thome awful several decades, and they'll this brief interregnum and over the Bechtel living with Kroll after the war ended in. Two thousand nine says horrendous Vidana gave the bundle Nike center for international studies. Sri Lanka's, political leaders may have paid too much attention to the country's place in geopolitical rivalries in the Indian Ocean and too little on what was happening at home. You clearly see the return of foreign fighters coming from Syria towards the issue and decisions was a clear signal of polarization Lankan society to the right, and to certainly slimy groups becoming one more allies. So I think these things that we lost focus on and there were people who exploited that lack of focus. All. Like this, man. The fiery preacher around Husham? Police say was the leader of last month's bombings. One of two men killed in the suicide attack at the Shangri LA hotel in Colombo. In videos like this one he rails against nonbelievers. Religious leaders say repeatedly warned thirties about sovereign in his message of hate to no avail. But it wasn't the only one preaching hate religious hardliners and the Buddhist majority community. Here have conducted a campaign against the Muslim minority for years, including anti-muslim riots in two thousand fourteen and again last year, it was complete impunity for these attacks mob swept through was the Maria's in burn people out. Absolutely, no one has been prosecuted for any of this. Alan Keenan issue Lanka project director for the International Crisis Group in London. And so clearly that is changed the mood within the Muslim community. They feel under siege. They feel unprotected and the government has done very little to sway those fears or to respond to the threat. None of this Canaan says justifies the Easter attacks, and it may not have directly contributed to them. It's hard to think that it hasn't made it more likely that some small number of Muslims feeling so alienated and feeling angry might be more susceptible to extremely radical jihadi. Ideologies like I s. Two of the bombers brothers, the sons of a wealthy spice merchant lived here in the affluent neighborhood of demagoguing where a twenty four year old grad student, a Muslim neighbor from a few doors down is still trying to get her head around it. They had everything they had money. They had all developed they needed educated. So I asked my mum. Why do you think they did this? What was wrong with them? She's angry at them for taking life and for making her wary of leaving the house since the Easter attacks. She doesn't want her name used because she's afraid and she was shocked to see what some of schoolmates have been saying about was on social media since the attacks. No, I'm really scared to even step out of this Lynn with my national identity card, which has this address because you think you will be branded. Yes. Because I think I'd be branded used to be so proud, but not anymore the civil war here ended. She says. But now now she too. Sri Lanka is part of something much bigger. And that scares her even

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"alan keenan" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

07:18 min | 2 years ago

"alan keenan" Discussed on KCRW

"Ended ten years ago this month. Now, the peace has been shattered by the bombings linked to the Islamic state. So yucca now is caught up in this global political analyst, David Young Goethe. We have suffered trauma full several decades, and they'll this brief interregnum and over the Bechtel living with troll after the war ended in two thousand. Thousand nine says horrendous Vidana gave of the bundle Nike center for international studies. Sri Lanka's, political leaders may have paid too much attention to the country's place in geopolitical rivalries in the Indian Ocean and too little on what was happening at home. You clearly see the return of foreign fighters coming from Syria towards the issue and decisions. There was a clear signal of polarization Lankan society to the right and to certain groups becoming more and more allies. So I think these things that we lost focus on and there were people who exploited that lack of focus. Old. Like this man, the fiery preachers around Hudson. Police say was the leader of last month's bombings. One of two men killed in the suicide attack at the Shangri LA hotel in Colombo. This in videos like this one he rails against nonbelievers religious leaders say they repeatedly warned authorities about sub on his message of hate to no avail, but he wasn't the only one preaching eight religious hardliners in the Buddhist majority community. Here have conducted a campaign against the Muslim minority for years, including anti-muslim riots in two thousand fourteen and again last year, it was complete impunity for these attacks mob swept through Muslim areas in burn people out. Absolutely, no one has been prosecuted for any of this. Alan Keenan issue Lanka project director for the International Crisis Group in London. And so clearly that has changed the mood within the Muslim community. They feel under siege. They feel unprotected and the government has done very little to sway those fears or to to the threat. None of this Keenan says justifies the Easter attacks, and it may not have directly contributed to them. It's hard to think it hasn't made it more likely that some small number of Muslims feeling so alienated and feeling angry might be more susceptible to extremely radical jihadi. Ideologies like I s. Two of the bombers brothers, the sons of a wealthy spice merchant lived here in the affluent neighborhood of where a twenty four year old grad student, a Muslim neighbor from a few doors down is still trying to get her head around it. They had everything they had money. They had all devout they needed they've educated. So I asked my mum. Why do you think they did this? What is wrong with them? She's angry at them for taking life and for making her wary of leaving the house since the Easter attacks. She doesn't want her name used because she's afraid and she was shocked to see what some of her schoolmates been saying about Muslims on social media since the attacks. No, I'm really scared to even step out of this Lynn with my national identity card, which has this address because you think you will be branded. Yes. Because I think I'd be Brandon. I used to be still proud, but not anymore. The civil war here ended. She says. But now now she twos. Sri Lanka is part of something much bigger. And that scares her even more Michael Sullivan NPR news Colombo on Sunday memorial services will be held for one of the victims of Tuesday's shooting at the university of North Carolina at Charlotte. Riley Howell is being hailed as a hero after police say he tackled the gunman saving untold lives, but his loss is now being felt in small North Carolina town where he grew up. Blue Ridge public radio's Corey valid court has the story shooting at UNC Charlotte injured foreign left, two dead. When their names were announced the next day, the tragedy hit home one hundred fifty miles away in a rugged corner of rural Appalachia, locals are having a hard time making sense of the senseless, but not of the heroism of native son, Riley Howell, he exhibited all the attributes that hero. Should that's Riley howls best friend twenty year old Logan king? He didn't question it. He didn't hesitate. He instantly ran at someone who was trying to hurt. Other people. People and he attempted his best to stop the person to save lives without even considering his own in king grew up backpacking, hiking snowboarding and playing football together. In waynesville, a tight knit town of ten thousand nestled in North Carolina's great smoky mountains, west of Asheville, a think I was about four years old, and we are in the same Sunday school class. I thought he looked really cool because he was kind of just like a cowboy and he was wearing a snakeskin leather Bill that I thought was really neat. And from there. It was lifelong friends, no one thought that lifelong would be so short. But when it became known that Riley Howell ran towards the gunfire in tackled. The gunman. No, one his church group leader his soccer coach his best friend thought. What how did was the least bit surprising? I would say he's free spirit. You couldn't couldn't hold him down yet to let him go, and you had to let him he had to let him lead to let him go the path that he was going to go Riley hells path was winding, but never wavered his parents instilled in their son, the strong moral code that earned reputation as a leader Mitch. Sure for his age, his seventh grade teacher Susanna. Shelly remembers how wanting to work with disabled school kids. They could choose to do, you know, folk art or P or or cores or whatever. And and he chose to be a peer helper in that in that development delayed class. How will try to join the ashville fire department, but was rejected for being too young? He also thought about the military, but at the time of the shooting he was finishing up the last day of his junior year at UNC eventually hope to work as a forest ranger or a game warden. His body was brought from Charlotte Thursday by a motorcade that included police fire and military escort crowds, waving American flags lined main street in waynesville to welcome him home. He would probably think it was kind of neat to have all the firetrucks police and everything driving around. But I think he would ultimately not not want to be praised the way he is. He he wanted to remain humble, I think as this tiny community now begins to heal a trying to howl is already taking shape near where a memorial service will be held in his honor this Sunday for NPR news. I'm Cory Vallon court in waynesville, North Carolina. Tomorrow on weakened addition Saturday, we meet a couple whose love stories started off on familiar ground. We chatted for hours and hours and that day. I remember thinking this this girl's gonna be somebody special in my life. That was before the supreme court affirmed a version of President Trump's travel ban targeted at seven countries. Now, he's in New Jersey, and she's in her home country of Iran, unsure of how they'll be reunited love and the travel ban tomorrow morning..

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"The story of out of Sri Lanka really change from yesterday morning to this morning yesterday. At this time, the thirties were saying it was a horrific, but narrowly focused terrorist attack that was a flare up of a decades-old local conflict now to being described as an ISIS link revenge attack for the mosque massacres in New Zealand that at least is the word from government officials in Sri Lanka. If true, it suggest a new kind of radical Islamist versus radical white supremacists. Terrorist war fuelled on both sides by global social media networks with both sides targeting innocent civilians in that houses of worship from New Zealand to Sri Lanka to Pittsburgh. How does that cycle of violence get ended? There are also questions now about how much the Sri Lankan government knew in advance about the potential for just this sort of attack and fail to act. Act on that intelligence. Joining me now Washington Post reporter, Ivanka ROY Moore and Alan Keenan Sri Lanka senior analyst based in London for the International Crisis Group, which works to prevent war and maximize piece Allen, and he Sean thanks very much for joining us. Welcome to WNYC. Thanks for having me. What's you understanding as of now of who was responsible and with what motivations? Well, Sri Lankan officials have pointed to to local groups operating in insulin that we really hadn't heard that much about in the past. And who we'd never expected could carry out an assault of this scale in the past. There are suggestions of as you indicated links to Joe this networks overseas their suspicions right now that at least some of these people involved in the attacks, including a number of people that the government has since arrested made trips overseas. And so we're seeing slowly evidence of some kind of transnational plot. But it's very early at this stage as you suggested earlier, one cabinet minister has come out and pointed the finger to this broader kind of global conflict saying that this attack was done as a revenge attack because of New Zealand, but the prime minister today as well was a bit more circumspect saying that we don't really know yet. But there is a suspicion the those who perpetrated this assault, and we're doing it in this kind of as you said really extremist global narrative further to that. I heard an analysis that while the group that is believed to be responsible is an obscure local one apparently concerned with local conflicts and that was the going assumption as of yesterday the nature of the attacks on closer inspection spectacular. Multiple on the same day aimed directly at churches and higher end. Hotels has all. The much of something more like ISIS or al-qaeda. Does it look like that to you? It certainly it seems to be something that was carried out with a degree of sophistication and logistical planning that I'm sure experts like Alan also in the line would would would agrees. He must have had some kind of external assistance or coordination. But at this point, we don't have enough evidence yet to either prove or disprove these apparent claims of ISIS involvement or some kind of substantive foreign involvement Alan Canaan from the International Crisis Group. Do you want to jump in on that certainly made news this morning when the Sri Lankan health minister said there was an international network without which these attacks could not have succeeded. Do you take that as an established fact or something that seems a parent based on this fisticuffs of the attacks? I'd say the ladder is the way I'd put it. I don't think anything is absolutely set yet. I think we all need to keep our skeptical hats on until real hard evidence is is presented. But I do think that was the working assumption is this group, which is known in Sri Lanka. And I've in fact done research where I've met people who have suffered at the hands of national tally jemaat, some sufi groups in the eastern town of Kattankudy. So we know they're they're violent rhetoric is extremely violent and sometimes they take that to physical and physical ways. But but they haven't there's no evidence ever presented by anybody. That suggests they had the capability. The resources the skill training the networks to pull off an attack like this. So I think it's a logical assumption that if it was this group through this local group that did it they needed some help from outside. I've just seen a a new statement from from ISIS which claims credit and actually has a photograph of of the of the attackers. I don't know if you've seen that just came out and one of them certainly looks like he could be the the leader of the of the national tally jemaat, but it's a little it's not entirely certain. But it does seem to be pointing more in that direction. I would think this is a majority Buddhist nation with only a seven percent Muslim majority in a six percent Catholic minority from what I've read is that about right? I'm sorry. Say those numbers again, I lost you for a second that this is a majority Buddhist nation with only about seven percent, Muslim minority and six percent, Catholic minority. According to the numbers I've seen it's about. Yeah. It's a Muslims are ten percent of the country. According to the latest census, okay, and Catholic Christians are probably six to eight percent of Catholics. But there's even jealou- Kohl's and there's Methodists in a range of others. So still very small barely into double digits. If it's ten percent for Muslims six or eight percent for Christians. So in the domestic context Allen. I'll stay with you on this. Why would people claiming to represent the ten percent minority attack the eight percent minority or is there? No domestic context there. Well, there's I don't think there's a domestic context which explains that. And I think that is one of the reasons why people are looking. Outside to a different sort of global level of of discourse in violence to to explain that there are tensions within within and between through Lanka's various communities, and those in some cases, been deep if most recently there has been five to six years sustained campaign against Muslims against Muslims principally by single these and Buddhist groups who claim that that Muslims are that quote, unquote, Muslim, extremism and Muslim economic and political power is threatening the Buddhist character of the island. So if you so when I woke up to hearing that there was you know, sort of well, yeah. So I think the logical the logical response than if you were to predict violence by Muslims. It would be against put us not against Christians because there is no no history of tensions between Christians. Muslims and indeed even Jellicoe Christians have like Muslims come under similar forms of pressure from the same set of saying Buddhist, militant groups so in indeed, there's actually a practices of cooperation between evangelical Christian groups and Muslim groups defending themselves and appealing for Justice and protection against such attacks by militant put us. So for all those reasons I think it's extremely unlikely that that the attacks on these on these churches are born of directly born of of Sri Lankan, domestic sort of conflict dynamics shunt the roar from the Washington Post anything to add to that. Now, I would I would contend that that we have. There was no what's shock, so many people when this happened was that there was no implicit understanding of any kind of conflict in between Muslims and Christians, certainly something that would justify this kind of scale at among policy watchers here in Washington, the focus on radicalization of Muslims in South Asia has never ever sort of dwelt on shoe Lunka. You're looking of course on abolish. But even the nearby Maldives, which is this tiny archipelago nation has sent many more fighters to ISIS than the Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka did. So it was never really on our radar in terms of being the next kind of hotbed or target of Joe this activity. Also, joining us now is a member of the Sri Lankan community here in New York. Did no, sir. We did in. Thank you so much for joining us. And I'm so sorry. It's under these circumstances. Much friend for for having create it literally listeners who may not have any idea that this Sri Lankan community in New York. No a little bit about who you are. And where you are. Sure. So I was born and raised in Staten Island with the stray Lincoln community. My parents came here in the early eighties. I grew up in a predominantly Singley Buddhist community right now, the community is really just, you know, still in in shock and in grief. Just yesterday. We held a mass memorial at Saint Adalbert church. It was predominantly though, a Christian and Buddhist community, and so I really resonate with what the other speakers mentioned, which is that. There's definitely a divide even though at the math. It was a beautiful ceremony. And I don't I don't want to take away. How how wonderful it was to see so many folks together, but also seem to absence. Of Muslim meters and tumble, folks. And I'm thinking, and I see that in the sense of, you know, being concerned about the outreach from the community, too, Hummel and most of the leaders. There's absolutely a sense of like Buddhist nationalism is that is in the community. And so I worry a lot about how this tragedy will really turn into the continued rise of those sentiments and an anti Muslim sentiment. The understanding of the history is that the bloody civil war which ended about ten years ago. Had visions that were more ethnic than religious, and this attack seems explicitly religious in nature. I I'm just curious, you know, from your perspective data new how new teams and different teams or how you understand this in the context of Sri Lankan history. Yeah. It was really devastating fear and to me I can't help. But question the story. This theory just doesn't add up to me. And I'm thinking about the time line, and how made us will come up the ten year anniversary of the end of the civil war. And you know, just recently last year, the former president him the Rajapaksa, you know, tried to read reclaim a position as a as a prime minister. And he his history is very much about supporting the same lead students, nationalist agenda. And so to me, I am questioning some of the details and really involved, and what kinds of you know, political play is coming into place and. How that's really impacting the Christian community who I feel like you know, has been kind of shuttled between a lot of the ethnic tensions. Amongst many of the other religious groups interesting when you say you question, the story, do you question the narrative that's come out from the government that this may have been an active retribution for the New Zealand mosque attacks. Yes. I do. Because of all the domestic politics. You would just describe it. Yeah. Yeah..

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