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Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin: Killer?

October 15, 2012
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Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin: Killer?

On Sunday, the British broadsheet The Daily Mail, reported that Bangladeshi prosecution investigators connected to the International Crime Tribunals-Bangladesh had finished their investigations into the suspected war crimes of Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan. After the Liberation War of 1971, both men escaped the newly formed state of Bangladesh looking for shelter in the West.…

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Terrorism: The Tale of Three Cities

August 7, 2012
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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 addressed since the global effort to stop terrorism since September 11th 2001. London, Islamabad and Riyadh the main capital…

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Syed Saleem Shahzad: Hero of Pakistan

May 31, 2011
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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 worked unbelievably hard to try to help Pakistan live up…

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Osama bin Laden is Dead

May 4, 2011
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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 courage and professionalism of the United States forces for being able to track down…

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Who’s Afraid of Sarmila Bose?

March 21, 2011
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Dr. Bose has a bad reputation in South Asia; questions have been raised about her academic objectivity and questionable bias in her attempts to rewrite modern South Asian history. In June 2005, Dr. Bose was invited to deliver an academic paper at a two-day conference in Washington D.C at the request of the United States…

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Muslim Aid’s International Network

February 28, 2011
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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 Britain’s ties to Jamaat for David Horowitz’s frontpagemag.com in 2005.[1] As a result we were threatened…

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Leading the Way

February 12, 2011
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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 courageous effort to tackle the ideology of radical Islamism and to engage the acute threat of militancy in…

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Maximising Diplomacy in Counter-Terrorism

October 9, 2010
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As the drumbeat for action against terrorist networks in Pakistan gathers pace we have to realise there are diplomatic option which the international community can use to apply pressure to Pakistan. The majority of the UN Security Council (UNSC) have suffered from the direct effects of Islamist radicalism. Their citizens have paid by losing their lives, paying higher taxes to pay…

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Part 1: A Parallel War?

September 21, 2010
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Part 1: A Parallel War?

The current struggle against Islamist radicalism has lacked direction and strategic leadership. It has also lacked a clear defining historical narrative. The current phenomenon has many different theories and perspectives which are often pulled and pushed depending on whose telling the story. However, if we are to put the 9/11 attacks as the basis for…

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