Islamist

June 9, 2016
June 9, 2016

Special drive against militants from tomorrow

Police will launch seven-day clampdown on militants and criminals across the country in the wake of recent murders, which law enforcers think are works of militants. The decision came at a meeting at Police Headquarters in Dhaka.

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 13, 2016
May 13, 2016

Some unresolved issues

Not only the ruling coalition and its main Opposition (which is outside the Parliament) contradict each other as to who have been killing writers, bloggers and freethinkers in the country, but some ministers of the coalition government also contradict each other in this regard.

April 28, 2016
April 28, 2016

It is collective security that we want

The undue preoccupation of the administration in trying to disprove the presence of IS in the country is noticeable. One feels that the home ministry is taking the word 'presence' too literally. We cannot overlook the fact that there are a number of Islamic militant groups in the country, and at least 12 of those have been outlawed by the government.

April 10, 2016
April 10, 2016

Philippines clash kills 18 soldiers

The Philippines military says 18 soldiers have been killed in fierce fighting with Islamist militants in the south of the country.

April 1, 2016
April 1, 2016

Terror in the East and West: Beyond Ankara, Lahore, Paris, and Brussels

Although Islamist or separatist terror groups bomb and kill hundreds of people in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Turkey, or Afghanistan on a regular basis...

January 22, 2016
January 22, 2016

19 dead in Somalia restaurant attack

Somalia's Islamist Shebab militants killed at least 19 people when five gunmen detonated a bomb before storming a popular seaside restaurant in the capital Mogadishu.

January 18, 2016
January 18, 2016

5 JMB men jailed for 2005 blasts

A court in Rangamati has convicted five members of the banned Islamist outfit JMB and sentenced them to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment each for their involvement in a bomb attack in 2005.

November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015

The War on Abstract Notions

Wars on abstract concepts (e.g. terror, freethinking) are dangerous because they can be aimed at virtually anyone and can be invoked to launch every missile and curtail every freedom.

November 17, 2015
November 17, 2015

Belgium-Spain friendly cancelled due to security concerns

Football friendly between Belgium and Spain scheduled for Tuesday in Brussels has been cancelled on the recommendation of the national crisis centre following the Islamist attacks in Paris.