Bangladesh – Dawn of Islamism

May 21, 2023 | People, Religion, Social, Videos

Venture into the heart of Bangladesh, a country grappling with the balance of Islam and democracy. In a land born in blood, the struggle to unify both beliefs reigns on with conflict between Islamist and secular forces. At the forefront of this clash is the personal animosity between the two most powerful women in the country, Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia.
Against this backdrop, annual economic growth has been consistent for a decade, attracting significant foreign investment. A world leader in clothing and textiles production, Bangladesh has its eyes set on financial gain. But their fixation with economic growth has blinded them to the rise of violent Islamism. Can this land of diversity ever reconcile its principles? Or will the violent discord of both beliefs render Bangladesh forever divided?

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