extremism

Stop ignoring militancy threats in prisons

Focus more on deradicalising ex-militants, increasing surveillance

Violence in Bangladesh: The picture is disturbing, the wounds are deeper

If Marcellus saw the picture of college students brutalising an innocent man, he would surely have said to Hamlet that “something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

India's crackdown on Kashmir will spur global Muslim extremism: Imran

India's crackdown on protests and dissent in Kashmir will drive more of the world's Muslims into extremism, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says during a fiery speech in the part of the disputed territory administered by Pakistan.

Editorial / Women and violent extremism

Studies of some 30 countries in the Middle East, Africa, South and East Asia show that an overwhelming majority of women in these countries are victims of violent extremism and terrorism.

A logical antidote

Currently, the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UN Women Bangladesh are jointly drafting a National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (NAP) with a view to implementing the UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which calls for increasing women's participation in efforts to maintain peace and security. The NAP shall aim to ensure women's meaningful participation in the prevention of conflict

Building awareness against extremism stressed

Speakers stress the need for building public awareness against extremism in the country through the participation of different stakeholders including religious leaders, teachers and NGO activists.

The ouster of ISIL from Mosul

It is the considered opinion of scholars and observers of terrorism and extremism that the ISIL capture of Mosul was the most significant...

STRATEGICALLY SPEAKING / Avoid tunnel vision in tackling extremism

Our policymakers should appreciate, more importantly acknowledge, that the radicals have made inroads in our midst. The affluent and the educated youths have been targeting those whose minds have been indented enough to be motivated to not only disown the parents but also indulge in suicide attacks.

Causes of extremism in Bangladesh

I read the article 'When kids become monsters' with interest published in TDS on July 5, 2016. The narration was correct and interesting.

May 4, 2016
May 4, 2016

Terror cell 'unfazed' by earlier arrests

Around the time that Singapore announced in January the arrest and deportation of 27 radicalised Bangladeshis under the Internal Security Act (ISA), S-Pass holder Rahman Mizanur, 31, came up with plans for an extremist group and began recruiting his countrymen.

April 29, 2016
April 29, 2016

Stand against violent acts of extremists

The European Parliament delegation for South Asia has called on the government, political parties and civil society members to

April 24, 2016
April 24, 2016

Enemy of none, lover of sitar

He was a sitar player. All his life, he was devoted to music, culture and peace. His family members and colleagues don't believe he had enmity with anyone. He never said or wrote anything against any religion or hurt anybody's religious sentiment.

April 15, 2016
April 15, 2016

PM renews call for greater unity of Muslim Ummah

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina renews her call for greater unity of the Muslim Ummah and its pursuit of the great Islamic values of fraternity, justice and inclusion. The premier also reiterates her "zero tolerance" policy to terrorism and violent extremism.

April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016

ICG urges Bangladesh govt to change strategy for containing violent extremism

The government should change its present strategy to contain violent extremism and political threats, says Brussels-based think-tank International Crisis Group.

March 30, 2016
March 30, 2016

Dhaka-US renews pledge to fight extremism

The US say it will remain beside Bangladesh in the ongoing fight against violent extremism and terrorism, which threaten societies that cherish basic human freedom.

January 21, 2016
January 21, 2016

Uniting to prevent violent extremism

Violent extremism is a direct assault on the United Nations Charter and a grave threat to international peace and security.

January 9, 2016
January 9, 2016

We are better off but not happy!

Bangladeshis simply cannot allow extremists to triumph over liberalism and the way to defeat extremism is neither through dagger nor through 'development' but through unadulterated democracy.

December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015

Reactivated JMB!

If all those extremists killed and arrested in the last one month belong to the JMB then all those that had written off the extremist group as a non-entity and without the capacity to create problems for the country must be eating their words, and that includes the head of our police too.

December 15, 2015
December 15, 2015

Bangladesh in 34-state Islamic military alliance

Bangladesh has joined a Saudi Arabia-based 34-state Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism, according to a joint statement published on state news agency SPA.

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