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  • Death for free thought

    Death for free thought

    The lull in Bangladesh has been direly deceptive. The murder of the writer, blogger and publisher, Shahjahan Bachchu, in Munshiganj district lengthens the loop of such killings, almost invariably by Islamist fundamentalists. But whereas the manner of the serial killings in recent years ~ by machete-wielding fundamentalists ~ had pointed to the culpability of ISIS, …

    June 22, 2018
  • Intercontinental outrage

    Intercontinental outrage

    Barely a week after 2,000 clerics in Pakistan advanced a fatwa to warn Islamist fundamentalists that terrorist attacks are “un-Islamic” anywhere in the word, the militants have greeted the imprimatur with a deadly strike, this time on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel. Though ISIS has been suspected, there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the suicide …

    January 23, 2018