Friday, July 20, 2007

Will New Government Offer Relief to Bangladeshi Minorities?

by Dr. Richard L. Benkin from The Bangladesh Weekly Blitz

The government’s record on combating radicals is somewhat spotty. To its credit, it carrier out the previously handed down death sentences of radicals who set off terrorist bombs throughout the country. It also told Islamist NGOs, thinly veiled as Saudi and Kuwaiti charities, that they could no longer operate in Bangladesh. On the other hand, it has not moved against radicals in the police, judiciary, and other areas; nor has it stopped incitement to terrorism and jihad. Shoaib’s continued persecution is being taken as a sign that the government still places radical appeasement over justice.

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