extremists

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 28, 2016
May 28, 2016

The fuss about ISIS and what we need to do

The murders of bloggers, intellectuals, priests, academicians, rights activists, and also persons of ordinary vocations committed by allegedly extremist groups...

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.

March 11, 2016
March 11, 2016

Files listing IS fighters are authentic: Germany

Thousands of files have surfaced with personal data on members of the Islamic State group — documents that might help authorities track down and prosecute foreign fighters who returned home after joining the extremists, or identify those who recruited them in the first place.

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.

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.

August 29, 2015
August 29, 2015

Extremists kill 28 in Nigeria village attacks

Boko Haram extremists kill 28 people during attacks on remote villages in northeast Nigeria, members of a civilian defense group says.

August 12, 2015
August 12, 2015

Protect bloggers, prosecute those targeting free speech: HRW

Human Rights Watch urges Bangladesh government to declare an unequivocal commitment to free speech instead of proposing self-censorship.

April 11, 2015
April 11, 2015

Bloggers and the bigoted

THE brutal murders of two bloggers by extremists, one in full public view and the other in broad daylight, in a residential area of the city in disturbingly quick succession have understandably created a wave of fear amongst the people.

March 5, 2015
March 5, 2015

Protesting Avijit murder

THE explanation offered by a senior police officer in disallowing rally of leaders of progressive student alliance to protest Avijit murder in Rajshahi University is unacceptable. They were told that only Bangladesh Chattra League (BCL) is allowed to take out processions on campus to protest the killing of secular writer Avijit Roy.

February 26, 2015
February 26, 2015

Our plan for countering violent extremism

SHOW the world the power of peaceful communities, and tackle bad governance that breeds frustration.