February 25, 2013

Can Muslim Nations Get to the Truth?

Jonathan Kay, National Post

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Truth and reconciliation is always a wrenching trauma. But it is even more complicated in a place such as Bangladesh, where many Sunni Islamists — who are suspicious of the nation’s secularists, Hindus, Sufis and other minorities — rose up in opposition to the very idea of a pluralistic Bangladeshi state from the beginning. As a case study, it shows the world how the dogmatism and paranoia that always goes along with orthodox, militant Islamist movements will continue to hinder efforts at truth and reconciliation.

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TAGGED: Afghanistan, Syria, Clash of Civilizations, Muslim


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