The emerging Islamist plexus in Bangladesh?

Wolf, Siegfried O.

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Abstract

Since the 1990s, Islamic fundamentalism in Bangladesh has been rising, not only in the parliamentary and political-administrative spheres, but also outside the institutional structure in the form of the emergence of militant outfits. Therefore, one can state that the Islamists are following a twofold strategy: First, trying to undermine the political system from within by using the opportunities offered in a democratic form of governance, which can be described as the formal ‘political front’ of the fundamentalist movement. Second, the building up of an informal, extra-constitutional ‘militant front’. This finds its expression in the use of physical violence, armed confrontation, and other extra-judicial measures. (...)

Document type: Working paper
Date: 2013
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 2 December 2013
Number of Pages: 7
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Subjects: Bangladesch, Islam, Fundamentalismus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bangladesch, Islam, Fundamentalismus / Bangladesh, Islam, Fundamentalism
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: Bangladesh
Series: Subjects > APSA Comment
Volume: 7
Additional Information: ISSN: 2196-4181