Islamic militancy

35 Jamaat-Shibir men held in Bhola

Police detain 35 local leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student body Islami Chhatra Shibir and recovered petrol bombs from them in Lalmohon upazila of Bhola.

May 2, 2016
May 2, 2016

Motion Timeline: 29 killings in 4 years

Since 2013, at least 29 secular activists, publishers, minorities and advocates of free thinking have been killed in grisly attacks, which are believed to be works of militants. Trial for only one such brutal attack has been completed so far.

February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016

35 Jamaat-Shibir men held in Bhola

Police detain 35 local leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student body Islami Chhatra Shibir and recovered petrol bombs from them in Lalmohon upazila of Bhola.

January 25, 2016
January 25, 2016

The real face of Bangladesh - moderate, secular

The high-profile arrests and deportation of 27 Bangladeshi workers from Singapore for planning violent attacks overseas may have caused some Singaporeans to wonder about Bangladesh and its people. The truth is that the country is a secular, moderate nation with a Muslim-majority population.

October 15, 2015
October 15, 2015

Government's anti- militancy campaign

Despite a commendable initiative by the government to combat militancy by targeting schools, madrasas and mosques, lethargic implementation has reduced it to a forgotten official circular.

October 9, 2015
October 9, 2015

AFTER THE KISS OF DEATH

The redeeming feature in these bleak circumstances though, is the Zimbabwe national cricket team's firm indication that they are visiting us next year.

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.

September 21, 2015
September 21, 2015

54 killed in Nigeria explosions

At least 54 people have been killed in three explosions in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, police say.

April 3, 2015
April 3, 2015

Militants manage to circumvent the system

THE arrest of Ariful Islam, caught after he, along with his accomplices, hacked to death Oyasiqur Rahman Babu, has by default, brought to light some significant inefficiencies in law enforcement.

April 2, 2015
April 2, 2015

IS British student wants to go home: Turkish MP

A 19-year-old British woman, one of a group of medical students to join the Islamic State has told her family she wants to go home

April 2, 2015
April 2, 2015

Governance and the politics of Islamic militancy

SO far there has been no concrete evidence that Islamic militancy of considerable dimension has been developed in Bangladesh as yet.