Three Hifazat leaders remanded

Source: BDNews 24 A Dhaka court has remanded three Hifazat-e Islam activists for four days to police custody in two cases filed over the May 5 violence in capital Dhaka’s Motijheel. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Erfanullah also rejected bail petitions of the detainees on Monday. Police on Sunday detained Hifazat’s […]

People pour in to witness

  Source: The Daily Star. DHAKA: A number of copies of the holy Quran were burnt when the stalls and pushcarts of hawkers were set ablaze during the violence at the south gate of Baitul Mukarram mosque Sunday afternoon. Hundreds of people gathered near the south gate of Baitul Mukarram […]

Old wine in new bottle

Source: BD News 24. By Moinul Hoque Chowdhury Hifazat-e Islam’s Dhaka blockade is a demonstration of the muscle power of religion-driven politics, but under a non-political banner in a year when parliament elections are due, political analysts say. The radical Islamist organisation enforced the Dhaka blockade within a month of its […]

Learning from Bangladesh

Source: Pakistan Today.   Jubail, Saudi Arabia – It has been reported from Bangladesh that Hasina Wajid’s government has started monitoring weekly Friday prayer sermons to ensure imams are abiding by the given guidelines to highlight the dangers of extremism (read religious militancy). Guidelines on anti-militancy sermons were sent to […]

Religious Intolerance in Indonesia

“And the Ahmadiyya Muslim community is perhaps the most persecuted of all”. Benedict Rogers (East Asia Team Leader at Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission) Source: A Christian, a Muslim and an atheist sounds like the beginning of joke. Instead, it could the beginning […]