Wednesday, March 16, 2005

BLOGOSPHERE: Who the F***k is Bangla Bhai

Late last month the New York Times Magazine published a stunning article on Bangla Bhai, a radical Islamist vigilante who seeks to "bring about the Talibanization of his part of Bangladesh," and which also suggested that the country faced the prospect of an Islamic Revolution. Not surprisingly, the Bangladeshi government promptly complained that the NYT report was "baseless and politically motivated," and Bangladesh's Permanent Representative to the United Nations "sent a written protest" to the NYT. As a government official pointed out, "the one-sided report of a remote village (Bagmara in Rajshahi) out of nearly 90,000, does in no way depict the correct and objective picture of the country.".......More