Tuesday, March 22, 2005

BANGLADESH: Islamists Attack NGOs as Part of Jihad

Bangladesh has joined the company of Afghanistan and Iraq where humanitarian and development organizations are targeted. By targeting these organizations and their workers terrorists draw the satisfaction of retaliating against the West. These are also soft targets as it is difficult for the Islamic militants to attack military installations. These attacks have created terror among the workers of the NGOs in Bangladesh. It forced leaders of the Federation of NGOs in Bangladesh (FNB) to convene a meeting where they urged the government to take stern action against all kinds of terrorist activities to keep the ongoing development activities running. They also discussed the role of NGOs in the face of such attacks................More