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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

November 5, 2013
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

The now infamous photograph of Prince Charles being flanked by Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Tanzeem Wasti, shows how the Jamaat movement become routed in British society. Mueen Uddin represents the Jamaat movement in Bangladesh and Wasti, the main Pakistani branch. A quick review of the Princes speech at the opening of the Markfield Institute shows…

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Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

May 14, 2013
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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 there are still some fundamental issues in the country which are stunting the nations economic and…

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Economise this?

December 10, 2012
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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 Bangladeshi government with little facts to substantiate them. This was investigative journalism at its worst. In the article, they claimed…

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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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