Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Transforming the nation

An article by Shoaib Choudhury, published last Saturday in Canada. I have found nothing about what happened (or didn't) last Thursday when his trial for sedition was supposed to re-commence. Here he describes the situation in Bangladesh and how it fits into the more general threat from Islamists around the world.

According to international analysts, ‘A revolution is taking place in Bangladesh' that threatens trouble for the region and beyond if left unchallenged. Islamic fundamentalism, religious intolerance, militant Muslim groups with links to international terrorist groups, a powerful military with ties to the militants, the mushrooming of Islamic schools churning out radical students, middle-class apathy, poverty and lawlessness - all are combining to transform the nation.


Anonymous said...

When Mr. Choudhury went to court on July 18th, the judge was unable to proceed because there is still an appeal pending in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Mr. Choudhury petitioned to have the charges against him dropped, and that petition was denied. Now he is appealing that decision. Nothing further can happen in the court system until a decision is made on the appeal. Those who are close to him are not optimistic about either the Supreme Court decision or a trial. The only recourse at this time seems to be persuading the governments of many countries to state that there will be economic consequences if the charges are not dropped. Call your representatives and senators to insist.

NoolaBeulah said...

Thanks, Anon.