Why you should care about Bangladesh.

Opinions about events beyond our borders.
Dec. 29 2005 7:18 AM

Bangladesh for Beginners

Why Americans should care about the increasingly radical insurgency.

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To most of us, Bangladesh seems like a remote mess—poor and devoid of natural resources. The country has been plagued by sectarian violence since its independence, but the nature of that violence is changing, and we ignore the rise of militant Islam there at our own peril. The jihadists will continue to do their best to make our civil intervention look dangerous and impractical. Our disinterest is their most effective weapon.

Eliza Griswold reported from Bangladesh earlier this year.

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