Category Archives: SECULARISM

SHEIKH HASINA, HER POLITICAL INSIGHT AND BANGLADESH DEVELOPMENT

SHEIKH HASINA, HER POLITICAL INSIGHT AND BANGLADESH DEVELOPMENT – A K AZAD – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the worthy daughter of the greatest Bangalee of all time Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has inaugurated a brilliant chapter … 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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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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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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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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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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