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  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Philippine militants behead one of three foreigners taken from resort: Reports

    Islamist extremists behead one of three foreigners they took from a high-end resort in the strife-torn southern Philippine island group of Mindanao last September, carrying out their threat to execute their hostages if they were not paid 900 million pesos (S$26 million) in ransom.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • In the grip of madness

    Bangladesh's experience with ribald extremism and terrorism is more recent and, so far, has been less painful in terms of mass attacks or casualties. But there has been a slow, but steady gnawing at the very soul of this country.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Funding extremism: 3 lawyers remanded again

    A court in Chittagong placed three lawyers, who were arrested over funding an Islamist outfit, on a fresh remand in Chittagong on February 21.

  • 3 lawyers ‘indirectly involved’ in funding extremism: Prosecution

    Prosecution claims that the three lawyers, who were arrested over funding Islamist extremism, confessed before a court in Chittagong about their involvement in the act.

  • Cameron to discuss IS in Asia

    David Cameron is expected to offer Indonesia and Malaysia support in tackling Islamist extremists - their "common enemy" - during a four-day trade mission.

  • Top Islamist 'killed' in US strike

    A top Islamist militant who ordered a deadly attack on an Algerian gas plant two years ago has been killed in a US air strike in Libya, officials say.

  • Taslima Nasreen flees to US after death threats

    Award winning Bangladeshi writer and human rights activist Taslima Nasreen flees from India to the US after she was named as an al-Qaeda murder target