Islamic militancy | The Daily Star
  • militant killing

    Motion Timeline: 29 killings in 4 years

    Since 2013, at least 29 secular activists, publishers, minorities and advocates of free thinking have been killed in grisly attacks, which are believed to be works of militants. Trial for only one such brutal attack has been completed so far.

  • 35 Jamaat-Shibir men held in Bhola

    Police detain 35 local leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student body Islami Chhatra Shibir and recovered petrol bombs from them in Lalmohon upazila of Bhola.

  • The real face of Bangladesh - moderate, secular

    The high-profile arrests and deportation of 27 Bangladeshi workers from Singapore for planning violent attacks overseas may have caused some Singaporeans to wonder about Bangladesh and its people. The truth is that the country is a secular, moderate nation with a Muslim-majority population.

  • Government's anti- militancy campaign

    Despite a commendable initiative by the government to combat militancy by targeting schools, madrasas and mosques, lethargic implementation has reduced it to a forgotten official circular.


    The redeeming feature in these bleak circumstances though, is the Zimbabwe national cricket team's firm indication that they are visiting us next year.

  • Is the wolf just around the corner?

    The nature of the crimes tells us one thing for sure, that these are the work of professional men. Whether those men acted on their own, or on behalf of an extremist group, or a political cartel is critical because that can give us an idea at what rate the fuse is burning to set off explosion.

  • 54 killed in Nigeria explosions

    At least 54 people have been killed in three explosions in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, police say.

  • Militants manage to circumvent the system

    THE arrest of Ariful Islam, caught after he, along with his accomplices, hacked to death Oyasiqur Rahman Babu, has by default, brought to light some significant inefficiencies in law enforcement.

  • ISIS

    IS British student wants to go home: Turkish MP

    A 19-year-old British woman, one of a group of medical students to join the Islamic State has told her family she wants to go home

  • Governance and the politics of Islamic militancy

    SO far there has been no concrete evidence that Islamic militancy of considerable dimension has been developed in Bangladesh as yet.