Jihadology Podcast: Islamist Militancy in Bangladesh: Then & Now

By Aaron Y. Zelin
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 12:23 PM

C. Christine Fair comes on the show to talk about Islamism in Bangladesh. Some of the topics covered include:

  • History of Islamism in Bangladesh and its intersection with mainstream politics
  • The role of Bangladeshi Islamists with Rohingya refugees
  • History of al-Qaeda’s involvement in Bangladesh and its newest enterprise through Ansar al-Islam
  • What we know about recent Islamic State attacks in Bangladesh


This episode also features an updated #SocialMedia segment, covering postings from November 2-10.

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