Is criticising religious fanatics in secular Bangladesh a crime?

Islamist militant groups across the world have been implementing a plan to establish strict Shariah-based laws in some particular countries. They are working in coordination with the nearest other groups.

It’s shocking that in 2007-08, the government claimed that they had been able to paralyse militant groups by executing some top JMB and JMJB leaders including Shayakh Abdur Rahman and Siddiqur Rahman Bangla Bhai. Even the ruling Awami League government too was in complacence after coming to power in 2009.

But things changed soon. The government was forced to ban Hizb ut-Tahrir, an international extremist group seeking Caliphate. Within two years, there were dozen others emerged. And now we see that the top militant groups have been working together, as their aim is same, to topple the government by labelling it as anti-Islamic as well as killing and threatening the progressive Muslims and secular forces.

Recently, news reports say some IS leaders from Syria came to Chittagong, a strong base of radicals, and discussed Vision 2020 with the local militant leaders.

People are frightened by their activities, but the so-called government seems reluctant to go tough on those radicals most of who are banned group members. Jail is the best place for them, followed by deportation to any other country as they cannot stand the liberal Bangalee culture.

On Facebook, many Bangladeshis are condemning the acts of the radicals, some are campaigning in favour of the Caliphate state and professing against the Bangalee culture.

But most of the people, ordinary Muslims and religious non-Muslims, have kept mum out of fear! Some of the radical campaigners keep their identities open while others work silently.

When politics, business and religion are in operation simultaneously, who will save the ordinary citizens?

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  1. To me, making critiques vulnerable is a common strategy to force general people into fear. That might helps ruling party and close circle of local power to maintain their essential presence. That might be a point to see.

    Let’s velar some fact. Bangladesh was never a ideal secular country. From its independence, people who holds different thoughts and of course critiques against the power practices, it happened. Say for example Taslima Nasrin. Not even self-claimed most ‘nationalist’ & ‘liberal’ party didn’t even thought for her to allow to enter the country! So, it’s clear that in terms of being ‘secular’, other mainstream parties are not much better than religious ‘extremists.’ They are all fanatics in their own ideology. If we can’t face that, we can’t face religious ‘fanatics’ too. They are all in the same platform, holding different banners. That’s it.


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