Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Arab Spring blows into Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of those out-of-the-way out-of-the-news places that you don't really hear a lot about. Hasn't made much news since their war of independence in the 1970's.

That's about to change. There is a struggle unfolding between the ruling secular type Muslims and your more fundamentalist types.

In case you haven't noticed, the "more fundamentalist types" have been carrying the day in every nation touched by "Arab Spring." Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria...

There remains in the west some vague sense that Arab Spring is about a young generation throwing over their autocrats.

Not at all. It's about fundamentalists using the young generation to throw over the corrupt US-friendly dictators and then imposing theocracy.

Coming soon to Bangladesh.

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