A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Photo: Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin (left) with the Prince of Wales during a visit to the Markfield Islamic Foundation, Leicestershire, in 2003 (Picture: PA). The now infamous photograph of Prince Charles being flanked by Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and [...]

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

In the 1970s, Henry Kissinger, the former US Secretary of State, said that Bangladesh was a ‘basket case’ an ungovernable and chaotic nation with little prospect of succeeding into a viable nation state. He was wrong, flatly wrong; however [...]

Economise this?

The Economist, a British political and business magazine, has been accused of running a smear campaign against Bangladesh. Last July, the Economist ran an article called ‘Embracable you’ which made serious allegations against the current [...]

Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin: Killer?

Photo: Editor of newspaper Purbodesh – Atiqur Rahman – published a front page claiming that Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, a former reporter, had been a murderer. Source- Mail Online. On Sunday, the British broadsheet The Daily Mail, reported [...]

Terrorism: The Tale of Three Cities

The recent US Congressional investigations, led and chaired by Senator Carl Levin, into banking mismanagement and financial crimes have shown a number of important issues dealing with national and international security have failed to have been [...]

Syed Saleem Shahzad: Hero of Pakistan

When I heard the news of Syed Saleem Shahzad’s murder I inevitably felt deep sorrow. My sympathies go to his family and those like me who feel that something is now missing from their lives. Shahzad gave me hope. He gave me hope because he’s [...]

Osama bin Laden is Dead

He’s dead. May 2ndwill be a day which is ingrained in world history. Osama bin Laden was involved in major terrorist atrocities throughout the globe. He has finally been silenced; almost a decade after the 9/11 attacks. We should applaud the [...]

Who’s Afraid of Sarmila Bose?

The Bangladeshi International Crimes Tribunals are seen by many in the American-Anglo alliance as being a nuisance. The genocide allegedly committed by Pakistan’s military and its collaborators during the 1971 Liberation War is seen as a Cold [...]

Muslim Aid’s International Network

Muslim Aid UK and its affiliates such as the UK Islamic Mission have close ties to Pakistan’s largest Islamic fundamentalist party- the Jamaat-i-Islami. I have previously written a series of articles on Muslim Aid and the Muslim Council of [...]

Leading the Way

Sheikh Hasina is showing other governments how to tackle extremism. Over the past few months Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, has been lauded by international politicians for her role in tackling extremism. Her forthright and [...]