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Muslims’ Cultural Conversion in the West PDF Print E-mail
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In the powerful melting pot of the West, people of different creed, culture and beliefs are being moulded into a single brand. The current deluge of the western culture largely owes to its mighty television, films, media and other propaganda skills. Clashes of civilisations in the past almost always precipitated clashes of cultures. The cultural boundary was found to be a common precursor of the geographical boundary. People formed state, fought wars, made alliances just to protect their distinctive cultures, but now the cultural invasions goes on unarmed. Invasions through borders are now seldom required except for regime change and ethnic cleansing. Nations are being subdued with out firing even a single shot. When cultural distinctiveness disappears, the reason for maintaining a costly independent entity hardly exists. Through the same process, the German, the French, the Italian, the Spanish and other nations in the North America lost their own distinctiveness and gave birth to the USA.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 01:28
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Drugs: How To Tackle This Menace? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 September 2000 00:00

Drug addiction is now spreading like wild fire. Not only the developing countries like Bangladesh or Pakistan are in its grip; even the most developed countries like the USA and the UK are equally helpless. Measures taken so far to control this malice did not bring any discernible success even in developed countries. Britain spends about 300 million pounds a year to tackle this problem but still fumbling. Ms. Oona King MP of Tower Hamlet calls her constituency the ‘Heroin Capital’, despite huge spending on this issue by the local council. Such failures are clear proof that there exist flaws in understanding the real causes and devising the treatment. Drug addiction itself is not a disease; the disease lies much deeper. It is not a physical illness with visible anomaly; it is moral and cultural.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 01:27
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India’s Corridor Through Bangladesh PDF Print E-mail
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The Indian pressure to access her north-eastern states through Bangladesh, subtly pursued since her birth in 1971, reached peak in recent months. Although India has ostensibly projected expansion of trade and mutual co-operation as the only motive, the corridor is primarily to enhance her defence strategy. The recent armed rebellion in the north-eastern states has soared its importance further. The mountainous contour of the region makes it fit for a long guerrilla warfare. India has already been stranded there in a lengthy war with little gains. Indian stubbornness to chase a safer transit through Bangladesh largely owes to easy susceptibility of her north-eastern logistic conduit to rebel attacks as it trails a narrow mountainous terrain between Bangladesh and Nepal. The presence of China, a potential player of the regional politics, on the very fringes of the troubled spot makes such a lone conduit more vulnerable. The country fought one of her bloodiest war against India for control over the same area in 1962.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 01:28
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Prostitution in Bangladesh: A Colonial Legacy Leading to a Moral Disaster PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 June 1999 00:00

Exploitation, subjugation and physical annihilation against weaker nations are not the only crimes of the European colonialists. In Islamic countries, they went further to rock their moral fabrics that were built through centuries. Institutionalised practice of such immorality in the form of prostitution is such an immoral colonial legacy in Bangladesh. They nurtured and sponsored such a vice as a profession. These colonialists descended on that Muslim land from a different social, cultural and moral milieu. Secularisation left them bereft of moral values that could prevent them from institutionalisation of such a sin. Their hedonist lust took them to promiscuity, homosexuality, prostitution and other perversions that were unknown at least in the public arena. These were indeed severely punishable offence in any Muslim land. Unfettered sex was not a crime in their value system, but in Bangladesh they did not have institutional premise to put that in practice. Hence, they launched prostitution not only as a trade, but also an institution.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 01:29
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The Crisis in Bangladesh PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 November 1998 00:00

Bangladesh now passes through its most critical period of its history. The country’s economy, culture, politics and even its sovereignty are at stake since the foreign agenda have almost overwhelmed those national issues. The aliens have effectively used this fertile land to rear their most obedient surrogates. The nation is indeed divided two nations: nation of Islam and a nation of anti-Islam. The Muslims forces now stand face to face against these home-grown intellectual and political aliens. Now the stakeholders of the conflicts are not only the people of Bangladesh, among others India now appears to be a major player. Since the conceptualisation of a nationalist Bangladesh, India enjoys a vintage point in its politics. The secular nationalist forces of the country have a long history of collaboration with India to promote communal Hindu hegemony in the sub-continent. Through effective propaganda, they could successfully glorify their servile past and persuade a large part of younger generation to carry on their own legacy. Such spectacular success of the pro-Indians owes to heavy Indian investment in projects in Bangladesh that are primarily aimed at intellectual and cultural conversion of the young generation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 01:29
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