Daily Archives: May 26, 2015

BANGLADESH V. RELIGIOUS EXTREMISTS

BANGLADESH V. RELIGIOUS EXTREMISTS Jawshan Ara Shatil Nationalism, socialism, democracy, and secularism are the four fundamental principles of the Bangladesh Constitution. Ironically we are living in a country where the constitution speaks for secularism, but society does not. Religious intolerance has … Continue reading

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WEST PUSHING BANGLADESH TO WAHHABISM

WEST PUSHING BANGLADESH TO WAHHABISM Afshin Rattansi Dreadful conditions for workers in factories producing goods for the West, and plans for the US Seventh Fleet’s relocation make fertile ground for anti-Americanism in Bangladesh, which may see the country falling into … Continue reading

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ARE ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS POISED TO SWALLOW BANGLADESH?

ARE ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS POISED TO SWALLOW BANGLADESH? Bhaskar Roy The assassination of two liberal bloggers in quick succession in February and March raises some very disturbing questions. First was that of Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-American, who came to attend the … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH’S RADICAL ISLAMISTS GET U.S. BACKING

BANGLADESH’S RADICAL ISLAMISTS GET U.S. BACKING Kapil Komireddi In 1971, the U.S. abetted a genocide in Bangladesh—and it’s now siding with the radical Islamist culprits, who are fomenting the country’s latest political crisis. In 1971, the United States abetted a genocide … Continue reading

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UNPACKING THE ISLAMIST AGENDA

UNPACKING THE ISLAMIST AGENDA ALI RIAZ expounds on the rise of Islamist alliances in the present political context of Bangladesh. Since the Shahbagh movement began in early February, demanding the maximum punishments for the war criminals and the banning of … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING 12 EXTREMIST GROUPS OF BANGLADESH

UNDERSTANDING 12 EXTREMIST GROUPS OF BANGLADESH Joyeeta Bhattacharjee  The Awami League (AL) government in Bangladesh on April 2009 blacklisted 12 militant organisations. The organisations are Harkat-ul Jihad Islami (HuJI) Bangladesh, Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (JMJB), Shahadat-e-al … Continue reading

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JOY, ZAFAR IQBAL, AND A TOUCHY SUBJECT

JOY, ZAFAR IQBAL, AND A TOUCHY SUBJECT  Anis Alamgir In 1935, Dinesh Bhatt wrote Rangeela Rasul. Protests about the blasphemous book started soon after. One procession of protesters was passing through the famous red-light district in Shonagachi. A watchman there … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH BLOGGER KILLINGS HAVE ROOTS IN INDEPENDENCE STRUGGLE

BANGLADESH BLOGGER KILLINGS HAVE ROOTS IN INDEPENDENCE STRUGGLE ASHRAF HAQUE Ananta Bijoy Das, who was murdered in a brutal roadside machete attack in north-east Bangladesh, is the third secularist blogger to be killed by Islamist extremists since February 2015. But … Continue reading

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