Rising Islamism in Bangladesh is a European concern too

Wolf, Siegfried O.

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Abstract

Recognizing the steadily declining political, human rights and security conditions in Bangladesh, on June 7, 2016, the European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg held a debate on the current situation in the South Asian country. During the lively discourse, several different views were put forth by members of the European Parliament (MEPs) regarding the causes and consequences of the deterioration of the societal and political space, foremost through rising Islamism, intolerance, political radicalization in the country. Considering these different views and opinions it should not come by surprise that there were also different suggestions made as to what should be the next steps by the parliament, and what kind of political action is expected in Europe from Bangladesh political elites in general and the government in particular. Despite varying opinions on what to do, MEPs agree the current political trajectory one may observe in Bangladesh is deeply worrying.

Document type: Article
Publisher: SADF - South Asia Democratic Forum
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2016
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 29 August 2016
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Subjects: Bangladesch, Islamismus, Europäische Union / Europäisches Parlament, Awami-Liga
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bangladesch, Jihadismus, Europäisches Parlament, Islamismus, Awami-Liga / Bangladesh, Jihadism, European Parliament, Islamism, Awami League
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: Bangladesh
Series: Subjects > SADF Focus
Volume: 16 [n.s.]
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