Category Archives: RELIGION & STATE

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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SHEIKH HASINA ACCUSES KHALEDA ZIA FOR DEADLY 2004 GRENADE ATTACK

SHEIKH HASINA ACCUSES KHALEDA ZIA FOR DEADLY 2004 GRENADE ATTACK DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today accused her archrival and opposition leader Khaleda Zia and her “fugitive” son Tarique Rahman of masterminding the 2004 grenade attack on her. “There is … 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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MINUTES OF MASSACRE

MINUTES OF MASSACRE Wasim Bin Habib and Partha Pratim Bhattacharjee Cousin recalls how Hasina was protected on Bangabandhu Avenue, taken to Sudha Sadan Amid all those pain and grief, chaos and confusion, she asked them to hold still. “Stay quiet … Continue reading

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AUGUST 21: THE DAY THAT CHANGED POLITICS, FOREVER

AUGUST 21: THE DAY THAT CHANGED POLITICS, FOREVER Star Online Special That humid August afternoon changed Bangladesh politics, perhaps forever. An Awami League rally was in progress at the Bangabandhu Avenue and it was around 5.15pm at the fag end … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH A ROLE MODEL FOR MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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REFRESHING OUR MEMORY

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AMERICA’S DANGEROUS LIAISON WITH JAMAAT

REFRESHING OUR MEMORY AMERICA’S DANGEROUS LIAISON WITH JAMAAT Jamal Hasan  An optimistic scenario for global jihadists.  I have contemplated to write an essay on rising tide of Wahhabi Islam in my birthplace, Bangladesh. But a succession of events in Bangladesh … Continue reading

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