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Feb 08

We demand immediate release of 28 sisters arrested in #Bangladesh

On February 2, 2017, in the evening, 28 female members of Jamaat-e-Islami were subject to arrest during a gathering. Police in a press conference claimed that the women were plotting the fall of the government. In a statement issued by Assistant Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Hamidur Rahman Azad on February 4, 2017, the former lawmaker …

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Sep 04

Prayer for Bangladesh – between hope and fear #WeAreMirQuasemAli

Ajmal Masroor September 3, 2016 I am traveling at the moment and it is said that the prayer of a traveler is readily accepted by God so I am about to pray for the oppressed and desperate people of the world. Bangladesh, a country of my birth is on the list for my prayers to …

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May 04

Thoughts on the East Asian Miracle and Backwardness in Muslim World

The East Asian miracle is referred to the remarkable success and high growth and development of eight countries in East Asia- Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan (China) and Thailand over a smaller period of time than Western countries. Simply put, there are two views on how an economy should run, namely …

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Nov 17

What I make of ISIS a.k.a Daesh scenario in Bangladesh

Shakespeare would be proud to know that his quote, “All the world’s a stage, and all men and women merely players” could be so aptly juxtaposed onto so much happening in the world today, especially Bangladesh and the latest ISIS issues and alerts. Indeed Bangladesh would be the perfect example to this end. This is …

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Oct 14

The Simple Equation of the Bengali

The following is a translation of an article which originally appeared on the website pathchokro[dot]com. No rights to this translation are reserved, and may thus be reproduced freely. Sourcing the translation and the original article, to their respective websites, however, would be much appreciated.  Jobayer Al Mahmud Bengali and Muslim – is there any conflict …

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Aug 14

Bangladesh to deploy Israeli mass surveillance system: A move towards a totalitarian state?

Often making popular appearances in social media, Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh was not long ago touted as being among the top influential Muslim women leadership in the world today. Having successfully negotiated mass upheavals and major political challenges over the past several years, the 67 year old, now in her third term …

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Mar 08

Shocking Yellow Journalism: Fake news on Sajeeb Wazed Joy kidnapping debunked

In recent news reports that grabbed the headlines in all major media in Bangladesh, it was reported that a US court had sentenced two persons, including a Bangladeshi national, for their involvement in bribing an FBI agent to collect information on Sajeeb Wazed Joy, son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, to kidnap him and his …

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Feb 02

Anonymous hacks Bangladesh government websites; protests excesses and abuse of rights by govt [Rolling blog]

February 01, 2015 Several government websites came under a wave of cyber attacks on Sunday morning, Feb 01, 2015. The list include websites of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Bangladesh Passport, Bangladesh police, Bangladesh army, RAB, Bangladesh telecom, Bangladesh Technical Education Board, Bangladesh NTCB and Bangladesh DSHE, hacked by the famous hacker group Anonymous. The …

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Dec 30

Top police terror OC Salahuddin strikes again; curbing media freedom


Top police terror OC Salahuddin, as evidenced by recent actions, made the headlines again. This comes after a short hiatus in the wake of the public outcry regarding the involvement of the senior police official in the Sujon murder. And apparently nothing had happened to him despite the recent fiasco he had been associated with, …

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Nov 13

Mir Quasem Ali, Saddened and Upset

Golam Maola Roni I met Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali last Ramadan in 2013. At that time I was a detainee in Kashempur Prison. Back then, I had been arrested with the care accorded to a thief, a robber or a gang leader, despite the fact that I bore the designation of MP (Member of …

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