Features

Deconstructing the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh

Feb 2013

Among other things, the Shahbagh movement demands a ban on Jamaat and religious politics. Earlier this month, one of the accused collaborators in 1971, Abdul Quader Mollah, also known as the “Butcher of Mirpur,” was convicted of atrocities. Surprising most observers, however, Mollah escaped the death penalty. This set off the Shahbagh movement —...
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A Call for Complexity

Nov 2012
A Call for Complexity | Abira Ashfaq

We must ask complex questions and be willing to handle equally complicated answers. As sad and horrific as it is, when the media exploits the tragic shooting of a child to rally support for an overly simplified political position, you know something is wrong.  Reality is always more complex—and loathing the Taliban is fast...
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Reading Malala’s Diary

Nov 2012

Read an English translation of Malala’s diary entries here. For the original BBC Urdu series, click on the links below:  Part 1 |  Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 In 2009, Malala Yousafzai began writing a 10 part series, “Diary of a Pakistani Schoolgirl” at the BBC Urdu. Published pseudonymously under...
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