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How The Bangladesh Government Helped Create The Wolf It Warned Against

The change in the political landscape over the last several years has made it impossible for the main centre right political party (BNP) to operate; Islamist political organizations are equally restricted. Unfortunately, the current government’s running of such outfits underground and pushing them out of every open political space in Bangladesh has had a calamitous consequence: hundreds of thousands of young activists and students have become vulnerable to manipulation by extremists.
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How India Became Communal And What We Must Do To Defeat It

I firmly believe and have repeatedly said that the vast majority of men and women are good by nature, as my great teacher Rousseau taught me. That is why I have repeatedly said, and I firmly believe, that over 99% Muslims, and 99% Pakistanis are good by nature -- just as over 99% Hindus and 99% Indians are good by nature. And yet the truth is that today most Hindus (though not all) are communal, hating Muslims, and most Muslims (though not all ) are also communal, hating Hindus.