The Politics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Bangladesh
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This book examines contemporary issues and debates of terrorism in Bangladesh, including national and transnational terrorist outfits operating within the country, their narratives and counternarratives, ideologues, women and the youth, media representation, counterterrorism laws, and challenges.
Bangladesh is a fascinating and often paradoxical case study for terrorism studies. The book examines major terrorist groups in contemporary Bangladesh and their international connections and narratives, as well as a case study of an influential ideologue who encouraged some Bangladeshis to engage in violence. The chapters discuss how women and youth play a role in Bangladeshi terrorism, how the internet is used for recruiting terrorists, the discourses of the media and state regarding terrorism, as well as the politics of law and counterterrorism initiatives, including critically evaluating non-state actors and government responses.
In addition to providing an up-to-date analysis of terrorism and counterterrorism in Bangladesh, this book offers a balanced and unbiased perspective on this subject. It will appeal to academics and international policymakers who are researching violence and extremism in South Asia.
Table of Contents
Introduction Saimum Parvez and Mohammad Sajjadur Rahman; Chapter 1: Three Decades of Islamist Militancy in Bangladesh Ali Riaz; Chapter 2: The Quintessential Ideologue: Rahmani and His Sermons Asheque Haque; Chapter 3: Female Terrorism in Bangladesh: Manifestations, Causes, and Consequences Jasmin Lorch and M Abul Kalam Azad; Chapter 4: Terrorism Narratives Among the Urban Youth in Bangladesh Bulbul Siddiqi; Chapter 5: How Do Terrorists Use the Internet for Recruitment? Saimum Parvez; Chapter 6: Mediating Terror: Framing the Dhaka Attack in the Bangladeshi Press Kajalie Shehreen Islam; Chapter 7: Under the State's Securitized Gaze: The Indigenous Peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Bina D’Costa and Hana Shams Ahmed; Chapter 8: Bangladesh’s Counterterrorism Laws and Their Discontent Ridwanul Hoque; Chapter 9: The Other Side of Counterterrorism in Bangladesh Mohammad Sajjadur Rahman
Saimum Parvez is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSCA-COFUND) postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Political Science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium.
Mohammad Sajjadur Rahman is a doctoral candidate at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University, USA.