Thursday, 25 August 2016

Op-ed: Arabization and Islamization

FYI and wider sharing.

Did Arabization lead to Islamization or the other way around? Why object to Hijab when westernization and Indianization are ok? Why object to "Zindabad" but want to keep "Khoda" in Khoda Haphez, both being of Persian origin?

http://opinion.bdnews24.com/2016/08/25/arabization-and-islamization/

Recent terrorist attacks in Bangladesh and their links to Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (IS) led by Arab Muslims have enraged many against the phenomenon of Arabization-Islamization, namely, increasing subversion of Bangali Muslim way of life by Arab culture and extremist Islamic ideologies. The allegation is that Arabization-Islamization cultivated the toxic environment of religious militancy in Bangladesh. This commentary evaluates the phenomenon in a comprehensive and coherent manner.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Politics of terrorism


http://www.thedailystar.net/op-ed/the-politics-terrorism-1259275

Please note the typos in the above published version:

1.  Should read without the word "for": "..with the Middle-Eastern nations exporting intolerant interpretations of Islam".

2. Should read with the word "in":  "..trend of increasing sexuality in cultural affairs and entertainment,.. ".

Friday, 1 April 2016

Re: What was the early years of Bangladesh like: One Bangali Bangladeshi's view

Re: History of Bangladesh: First decade
Disclaimer: The sentence below is not my writing, it was inserted by the Editorial team.

"A very important but shameful legacy of President Zia, however, was the introduction of the Indemnity Act in our Constitution, giving legal protection to the self-professed killers of Bangabandhu and his family."


On Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 2:41 PM, Mo Chaudhury <mochaudhury@gmail.com> wrote:

http://www.thedailystar.net/op-ed/politics/history-bangladesh-first-decade-1202908

12:00 AM, April 02, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 02, 2016

History of Bangladesh: First Decade

The first decade's history of Bangladesh is most consequential but often politically coloured. This historical commentary is different in two respects. First, it recounts the decade through the lens of ordinary citizens whose perception is truer than reality in politics. Second, it avoids straitjacketing of history by simultaneously acknowledging the contributions of a regime and drawing lessons from its mistakes.      



What was the early years of Bangladesh like: One Bangali Bangladeshi's view


http://www.thedailystar.net/op-ed/politics/history-bangladesh-first-decade-1202908

12:00 AM, April 02, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 02, 2016

History of Bangladesh: First Decade

The first decade's history of Bangladesh is most consequential but often politically coloured. This historical commentary is different in two respects. First, it recounts the decade through the lens of ordinary citizens whose perception is truer than reality in politics. Second, it avoids straitjacketing of history by simultaneously acknowledging the contributions of a regime and drawing lessons from its mistakes.      


Friday, 18 March 2016

Aftermath of Bangladesh Bank: What To Do Now?

FYI, comments (preferably on the publication site) and possible sharing on your social and professional networks.

 http://www.thedailystar.net/op-ed/risk-management-not-unproductive-public-feuds-1196161


12:00 AM, March 19, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:11 AM, March 19, 2016

Risk management, not unproductive public feuds

The recent news of fraudulent transfer of the Bangladesh Bank's (BB) US Dollar Reserve to yet unidentified beneficiaries has ignited a governance firestorm inside the country, while showcasing the vulnerabilities of a digital world, and the strengths and weaknesses of the international funds transfer architecture. This commentary seeks to discern the key aspects of forensic investigation and financial prevention.