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'Vying for Allah's Vote'

Ziad Haider | Posted 05.13.2014 | Books
Ziad Haider

Pakistan's Islamic parties have long wielded influence through street politics; political and, at times, ideological alliances with the army; and support to militant groups. They are key players that merit continued study. Vying for Allah's Vote examines their origins, ideologies, bases of support, and relationship with extremism and civilian rule.

Islamists Have Failed to Deliver

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 03.05.2014 | World
Parvez Ahmed

Muslims favor democracy, symbiotic coexistence with others and a system of governance that best reflects their own ethical values. Islamists like the ruling secularists they deposed have not been able to translate this aspiration into effective governance.

Opposition Leader's Execution Sparks Violent Protests In Bangladesh

By JULHAS ALAM | Posted 02.11.2014 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — An Islamist political party has vowed to deepen the role of Islam in Bangladesh to avenge the execution of a party leader w...

A Justice Denied as Bangladesh Prosecutes War Crimes

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 02.01.2014 | World
Ronak D. Desai

Born in bloodshed, Bangladesh seeks a justice long overdue. Regrettably, the very judicial body responsible for delivering that justice instead threatens to further deny it.

Islamist Leader Gets 90 Years For War Crimes

AP | JULHAS ALAM | Posted 09.13.2013 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- A 91-year-old former chief of an Islamic party in Bangladesh was sentenced to 90 years in jail on Monday for crimes against human...

Emran Hossain

Bangladesh Arrests 'Atheist Bloggers'

HuffingtonPost.com | Emran Hossain | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Bangladeshi government is cracking down on bloggers critical of its pro-Islamist stance, arresting four of these writers in the capi...

Bangladesh Sentences Islamic Party Leader To Death

AP | FARID HOSSAIN | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Thursday sentenced a leader of an Islamic political party to death for crimes during the...

Bangladesh's "Day of the Martyred Intellectuals": A Search for Justice and National Healing

Atif Choudhury | Posted 12.14.2012 | World
Atif Choudhury

Imagine if, mere days before our independence from the British Crown, British troops had systematically rounded up, tortured, and killed most of the b...

Karachiites Stopped From Breaking Shaving World Record

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

In a despicable event, the citizens of Karachi were stopped from holding a shave-a-thon to break the world record of mass shaving.

Rising Extremism in South East Asia: Dangerous Repurcussions

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

The seemingly unending scuffle over the name of Allah has imploded the fragile society of Malaysia that is already teeming with racial disputes. The rising violence should not be a surprise.