extremist group

RECENT KILLINGS TARNISH BANGLADESH’S TOLERANT IMAGE

Not only the European Union, but the rest of the world is also beginning to express concern about the spate of killings by extremists in Bangladesh over the last three years.

June 9, 2016
June 9, 2016

Read the extremists threat correctly

The government must realise that it is against heavy odds, that it faces an organised group that is well led both at the strategic and tactical level as evident from the recent conduct of the killings.

May 31, 2016
May 31, 2016

RECENT KILLINGS TARNISH BANGLADESH’S TOLERANT IMAGE

Not only the European Union, but the rest of the world is also beginning to express concern about the spate of killings by extremists in Bangladesh over the last three years.

May 9, 2016
May 9, 2016

Intolerance continues to kill

The motive behind the horrid murder of Shahidullah, a 'Pir' in Rajshahi, is unknown but the way unidentified assailants killed him bears the hallmark of extremists who have been behind the recent killings of several others, both Muslim and non-Muslim.

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.

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.

November 3, 2015
November 3, 2015

It must be stopped

Emboldened by the government's lack of action, the extremists will eventually expand their attacks on liberals, politicians, journalists, writers and anyone who disagrees with their views and approach.

November 2, 2015
November 2, 2015

ISIS in Bangladesh: Contradictory messages deepen anxiety

Siegfried O. Wolf, a professor of political science at the South Asia Institute of the University of Heidelberg, said that foreign intelligence agencies did withhold sensitive information from Bangladesh, fearing that it could be misused. The country is in the grip of extreme political polarization, he said, and there is factionalism and rivalry among security agencies.

October 9, 2015
October 9, 2015

Is the wolf just around the corner?

The nature of the crimes tells us one thing for sure, that these are the work of professional men. Whether those men acted on their own, or on behalf of an extremist group, or a political cartel is critical because that can give us an idea at what rate the fuse is burning to set off explosion.