Tag Archives: Jamaat-e-Islami

Rupam Dhrubo: When Freedom Emerges through Individuals

When Freedom Emerges through Individuals~ by Rupam Dhrubo The Self I was born alone, and thus will I die. Am I a Muslim, or a Bengali, or a member of … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

Constitutionalism Run Amuck

Constitutionalism Run Amuck by Shafiq Democracy is a set of values; democracy is not a set of rules.  If the people of the land cannot contain the values within themselves, … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Jamaat Factor

A train set on fire by activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh Delwar Hossain Sayedee, an Islamic preacher and a senior leader of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, the country’s largest Islam-pasand party, was sentenced to … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

A Deadly Divide, But Not A Civil War

In December I was discussing with friends whether the War Crime Trials would have an effect on voters. In spite of its being a central election promise, we doubted that … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Making a stand, taking a side

In the current political theatre, the central character is Jamaat-e-Islami. The Shahbag Awakening started as a reaction against a possible Jamaat-Awami backdoor deal. A month on, I think such a deal looks … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

Deconstructing the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh

Deconstructing Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh by Anwar Dayal Wali Nasr’s Vanguards of the Islamic Revolution is perhaps the best known book on the party available in English.

February 26, 2013 · 6 Comments

New York: Those Protests outside Marriott

It started as a carefree walk through New York’s Times Square to unwind after a long day. Then, far off in the background, I thought I heard sounds I hadn’t heard for … Continue reading

September 27, 2012 · 70 Comments

Jamaat: myths vs facts

Last year, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh caused a stir by claiming a quarter of Bangladesh is hardcore follower of Jamaat.  Well, Manmohan Singh is a senile idiot has been a … Continue reading

August 17, 2012 · 2 Comments



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