Wednesday, March 16, 2005

BANGLADESH : Fight against jihadis and crusaders alike is the need of the hour

The regional and international factors have, however, significantly helped the pro-Islamist political forces in strengthening their political hegemony over the entire society, which had once stood against the cynical use of religion in politics by the erstwhile ruling elite of Pakistan. The anti-Muslim attitudes of the political establishments in Washington, Tel Aviv and Delhi, as well as the political and military hobnobbing among the fundamentalist forces in question, are still contributing to the further departure of the Bangladeshi polity from secular democratic principles......More