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“You can reassure Bengali Hindus as much as you want that JI-Shibir represents a small, fanatical fringe element. That majority are tolerant. That Bangladesh is as much their home as any Muslim or any other religion. You can say these … Continue reading

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Update on the Bangladesh unrest

After yesterday’s post I thought I would share two links to Bangladesh’s Daily Star website. The first is an article detailing the first announcement I have heard from the Khaleda Zia, the leader of the BNP party which is the main … Continue reading

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A Crossroads for the future of Bangladesh

I’ve just put my wife on a train having said goodbye with a particularly heavy heart. I wouldn’t say we had a final farewell or anything, but we did part knowing that there is an element of risk both for … Continue reading

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