Category Archives: ISLAMIC EXTREMISM

BORN IN CRISIS AND STILL SURVIVING

BORN IN CRISIS AND STILL SURVIVING The significance of Bangladesh government’s attitude towards the Rohingya problem is that it has been pragmatic – ABDUL GAFFAR CHOWDHURY – This year on 28th September Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be 70. I … Continue reading

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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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AN ATTACK ON VIBRANT BANGLADESH

AN ATTACK ON VIBRANT BANGLADESH ASIF KABIR Awami League government’s efforts to counter terrorism are appreciated even by its critics. After much scrutiny it can be confirmed that a majority of the assailants, who participated in the July 1 attack … 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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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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PAKISTAN AND BNP-JAMAAT – THE CONNECTION

PAKISTAN AND BNP-JAMAAT – THE CONNECTION Nadeem Qadir The recent report on a Pakistani diplomat quickly leaving Dhaka after being caught by intelligence for having links with Jamaat_e-Islami, Hizbut tahir and Ansarullah Bangladesh has only confirmed how Islamabad is involved … 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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BANGLADESH AND SHEIKH HASINA ON INTERNATIONAL STAGE

BANGLADESH ON INTERNATIONAL STAGE  

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UNMASKING TERRORISTS IN BANGLADESH

UNMASKING TERRORISTS IN BANGLADESH Sajeeb Wazed Jamaat-e-Islami disguises its violent extremism with political legitimacy The dreaded Islamic State has redrawn sovereign borders in the sands of the Middle East and North Africa, and the threat it and other terrorist organizations … Continue reading

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BRITISH JIHADIS IN BANGLADESH FANNING FLAMES OF EXTREMISM, SAYS DHAKA

BRITISH JIHADIS IN BANGLADESH FANNING FLAMES OF EXTREMISM, SAYS DHAKA Simon Tisdall and Anna Ridout Bangladeshi prime minister urges action to tackle recruiters from UK Bengali diaspora communities, as extremist groups, including Isis, gain support The prime minister of Bangladesh … Continue reading

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WILL ISIS INFECT BANGLADESH?

WILL ISIS INFECT BANGLADESH? Atif Jalal Ahmad & Michael Kugelman As militants loyal to Islamic State (IS) claim responsibility for increasing numbers of attacks across the Middle East and North Africa, including a recent massacre of European tourists on a … Continue reading

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THE LURE OF EXTREMISM

THE LURE OF EXTREMISM Ziauddin Choudhury Muslim Bangladeshis living in the UK recently became a focus of interest to all Bangladeshis living home and abroad when the news of some young Muslims of Bangladeshi origin joining the so-called Islamic State … Continue reading

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TERROR SPONSORED BY THE STATE

TERROR SPONSORED BY THE STATE M Abul Kalam Azad BNP-led govt engaged security agencies to support separatist outfit in India Though entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring country’s security, top officials of two security agencies, along with the then state … 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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PM SHEIKH HASINA’S ASSAILANTS STILL ACTIVE EVEN AFTER 19 ATTEMPTS ON HER LIFE, SAYS CLOSE AIDE

PM SHEIKH HASINA’S ASSAILANTS STILL ACTIVE EVEN AFTER 19 ATTEMPTS ON HER LIFE, SAYS CLOSE AIDE Sumon Mahbub,  bdnews24.com There have been 19 assassination attempts on Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina’s life and the assailants are still active, one of … 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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