Thursday, November 7, 2013

Jihadi Clouds over Bangladesh: If Awami League of Hasina is pushed out of office, be prepared to see a Jamaat-e-`Islami and `Hefazat-e`Islam run Pakistan emerge on India's eastern flanks

By Tarek Fatah
November 6th, 2013

 Activists In Bangladesh Credits: Reuters/Stringer
A clash of civilizations is unfolding in Muslim Bangladesh, where the forces of radical jihadi Islamism are trying to topple a liberal democracy, and no one in the West seems interested.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her ruling Awami League have accomplished something of which no other Muslim leader in any Islamic country could dream.
She fought a courageous battle against Jihadi Islamism by strengthening secular democracy in the country's constitution and barring religious parties from using Islam as a political tool.

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