Ali Hamza

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Ali Hamza is an MA candidate in the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.

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Foreign Policy Essay

Popular Support for Suicide Terrorism in Bangladesh: Worse Than You Think

Editor's Note: Bangladesh, one of the world's largest Muslim countries, is usually considered a success story: slowly but steadily, this secular democracy is climbing out of poverty. This perceived success, however, ignores the country's many problems. Christine Fair, Ali Hamza, and Rebecca Heller—all of Georgetownpaint a far darker picture. They note high degrees of support for militancy and growing violence, arguing that ignoring Bangladesh's problems could prove disastrous.

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Foreign Policy Essay

Can Being Smarter About Islam Help Muslims Reject Terrorist Appeals? Maybe

Editor's Note: There is a popular misconception that the serious study of Islam is a step on the road toward radicalization and terrorism. Christine Fair, Jacob Goldstein, and Ali Hamza (all of whom I'm proud to say share my Georgetown University universe) come up with a heartening finding for those of us who believe knowledge is good: that those who know more about Islam are more resistant to extremist appeals.

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