Category Archives: PROPAGANDA’S

ISLAM, A SECULAR RELIGION

ISLAM, A SECULAR RELIGION ANIS CHOWDHURY The title of this piece should raise eyebrows. How could Islam be secular? Religion and secularism are generally thought to be contradictory to each other. More so with Islam, a religion which, in recent … Continue reading

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THE PLAGUE WITHIN

THE PLAGUE WITHIN SHAYKH HAMZA YUSUF on Where ISIS Comes From.. Vigilante acts of violence have killed hundreds around the world in the last few days. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf writes plainly on the dark and destructive ideology which underpins groups … Continue reading

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WHY ISIS PERSISTS

WHY ISIS PERSISTS JEFFREY D. SACHS NEW YORK – Deadly terrorist attacks in Istanbul, Dhaka, and Baghdad demonstrate the murderous reach of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Asia. The longer ISIS … Continue reading

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KISSINGER COMPARED BANGABANDHU TO ALLENDE

KISSINGER COMPARED BANGABANDHU TO ALLENDE “The Trial of Henry Kissinger” noted journalist Christopher Hitchins, former editor of Harper’s magazine, wrote “Kissinger had received some very bad and even mocking press for his handling of the Bangladesh crisis, and it had … Continue reading

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KISSINGER’S VISIT TO BANGLADESH WAS OMINOUS

KISSINGER’S VISIT TO BANGLADESH WAS OMINOUS Before the brutal murder of Bangabandhu on August 15, 1975 the visit of the US secretary of state, Henry Kissinger, was quite significant. On October 30, 1974 Kissinger made a 19-hour stopover in Bangladesh. … Continue reading

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DOWN MEMORY LANE: THE DEVILS OF 1971

DOWN MEMORY LANE: THE DEVILS OF 1971 ANWAR A KHAN As the top appeals court upheld the death sentence of the linchpin of killings of intellectuals during the Liberation War, Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, the wait for the copy of … Continue reading

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A YEAR OF TROUBLES – LOOKING BACK AT 2001 BNP/ JAMAATS FIRST YEAR IN POWER

REFRESHING OUR MEMORY A YEAR OF TROUBLES HAROON HABIB One year on, the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party finds itself in the midst of growing criticism and resentment over the manner in which it has handled issues on several fronts. THE … Continue reading

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PROCLAMATION OF BANGLADESH INDEPENDENCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW

PROCLAMATION OF BANGLADESH INDEPENDENCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW SM MASUM BILLAH  On 10 April 1971, the Mujibnagar government (Bangladesh government-in-exile during 1971 liberation war) adopted the Proclamation of Bangladesh Independence. The people of Bangladesh wanted to become the master of … Continue reading

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A GREAT GAME ACROSS PROSAIC BAY OF BENGAL

A GREAT GAME ACROSS PROSAIC BAY OF BENGAL – IMTIAZ A HUSSAIN – The Brahmatputra-Gangetic delta is not the Central Asia of the 19th Century, when rivalry between Great Britain and Tsarist Russia prompted Halford John Mackinder’s Heartland thesis: that … Continue reading

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AL QAEDA AND ISIS IN SOUTH ASIA

AL QAEDA AND ISIS IN SOUTH ASIA BHASKAR ROY The recent arrest (July, 02) pf 12 militants in Dhaka, Bangladesh, including the resident co-ordinator of the Al Qaeda in South Asia (AQIS) may not be a total surprise for counter-terrorism … Continue reading

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WHO WANTS TO TURN BANGLADESH INTO BANGLA-DAESH?

WHO WANTS TO TURN BANGLADESH INTO BANGLA-DAESH? -ANDREW KORYBKO- The Mideast-based terrorist group has taken responsibility for a string of violence in the South Asian country, but the question is, to whose benefit does this ultimately play out? The Russian … Continue reading

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2015: MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS, ACHIEVEMENTS

2015: MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS, ACHIEVEMENTS The country experienced a number of achievements as well as developments in the year of 2015 although the year had started with disappointments generated by political deadlock, violence, killings of general people by arson attacks, deadly … Continue reading

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TESTIMONY TO TERROR SPONSORED BY STATE

TESTIMONY TO TERROR SPONSORED BY STATE Shariful Islam The dreadful memories of captivity still send shudder down his spine. Police tortured Joj Mia in custody to make him confess to a crime he did not commit. He now tries hard … Continue reading

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HASINA ESCAPED 4 ASSASSINATION ATTEMPTS IN 25 YEARS

HASINA ESCAPED 4 ASSASSINATION ATTEMPTS IN 25 YEARS  Ashif Islam Shaon, Md Sanaul Islam Tipu Awami League had alleged that the past BNP-Jamaat government tried to divert the case investigation by implicating an innocent named Joj Miah Over the last … Continue reading

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INTERPOL ISSUES ‘RED CORNER’ NOTICE FOR TARIQUE’S ARREST

INTERPOL ISSUES ‘RED CORNER’ NOTICE FOR TARIQUE’S ARREST The Interpol has issued a ‘red corner’ notice for arrest of BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman, who is a prime accused in the Aug 21, 2004 grenade attack on an Awami … Continue reading

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`KHELEDA KNEW OF 2004 GRENADE ATTACK PLOT TARGETING HASINA`

`KHELEDA KNEW OF 2004 GRENADE ATTACK PLOT TARGETING HASINA` A former chief of Bangladesh`s premier military intelligence agency Monday claimed that ex-Prime Minister Kheleda Zia knew beforehand the 2004 grenade attack plot mainly targeting the then leader of Opposition Sheikh … Continue reading

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THEN PM DIDN’T LET DGFI LAUNCH PROBE

THEN PM DIDN’T LET DGFI LAUNCH PROBE Chaitanya Chandra Halder Ex-DGFI boss Rumi says Khaleda asked him not to proceed, Hannan told intelligence men about involvement of Tarique, Babar Khaleda Zia as prime minister did not allow the Directorate General … Continue reading

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HASINA BLAMES GOVT, ASKS IT TO QUIT

THIS STORY WAS PUBLISHED ON AUGUST 22, 2004 HASINA BLAMES GOVT, ASKS IT TO QUIT Staff Correspondent Leader of the Opposition Shiekh Hasina blamed the BNP-led coalition government for yesterday’s bomb and gun-attacks that she had narrowly escaped and demanded … Continue reading

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EX-SPY CHIEF HINTS KHALEDA ZIA’S ROLE IN GRENADE ATTACK ON HASINA

EX-SPY CHIEF HINTS KHALEDA ZIA’S ROLE IN GRENADE ATTACK ON HASINA Agencies Posted online: Tue Aug 21 2012 A former chief of Bangladesh military intelligence has hinted ex-prime minister Khaleda Zia’s involvement in a grenade attack on her archrival and … Continue reading

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AUG 21 BLACK DAY

AUG 21 BLACK DAY Compiled by Shakhawat Liton and Chaitanya Chandra Halder Aug 23 Police and BNP men attack AL protest processions. US President George W Bush expresses shock at the grenade attack. US Secretary of State Colin Powell phones … Continue reading

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