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The Bangladesh government says the jihadist group has no presence in the Muslim-majority country

I wonder if Bangladesh is another breeding ground for Islamic extremists. It's a feudal state that's still a mess even after all of the foreign it's been given. It's ruling factions have skimmed from the aid and live lavish lifestyles while many in the lower classes work in low paying jobs in the garment industries or go off to do low skilled jobs in the Arab Gulf countries, where many become radicalised.

RIP Miyata-san.

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Time to move away from these countries which can not keep their own civilians safe, let alone foreigners.

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@ PTownsend

Lets just throw out the possibility that a nation of 170 million people could be the "breeding ground for Islamic extremists." based on .... nothing! I have spent time in the M.E including syria and lebanon, and can say in my experience every muslim ive met has been kind gentle person who do not deserve your tabloid reading opinion.

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"Bangladesh police have arrested five men over the suspected murder of a Japanese businesswoman"

Well if you can't go to Bella Dolce, I mean Bangladesh, to do business, where can you go?

"A Japanese embassy spokesman declined to comment."

"An Italian priest was shot and seriously injured last week."

I thought past tidings or correlations are not allowed in JT SMH,

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ISIS's hand is apparent in the murder of Japanese business woman Hiroe Miyata. ISIS spleeper cells are active and have spread its network in various countries.Japan should issue an advisory to its citizens in overseas countries to remain alert to activities of ISIS as JAPAN has already on its radar and attack on YASUKUNI shrine is the latest example to be kept in view .

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How comes the government and the police are giving conflicting statements? It seems there is more to this than meets eye.

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@KobeWhite I have spent time in the M.E including syria and lebanon,

I would encourage you to look at a map to see where Bangladesh is located. If you'd said that you'd spent time in India or another part of South Asia instead of Syria and Lebanon you might have some credibility. You should know you cannot say a Muslim is a Muslim without factoring in culture. That's tabloid reading opinion which reduces a person strictly to his religion, which the bigots on this site do daily.

And I am very sure I have spent much more time around Muslims than you or probably most on this site and know full well that Muslims run a range of types no different from any other human population. I am also very sure I have spent more time around Bangladeshis - not UK citizens - than you and know they too comprise a range of types. And I think I've probably read more about South Asia than you and have developed strong opinions based on what I've read and what I have learned from being around Bangladeshi Muslims.

But hey, thanks for sharing your sanctimony.

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Lets just throw out the possibility that a nation of 170 million people could be the "breeding ground for Islamic extremists." based on .... nothing! I have spent time in the M.E including syria and lebanon, and can say in my experience every muslim ive met has been kind gentle person who do not deserve your tabloid reading opinion.

Bangladesh has a serious problem with extremism. Where were you over the last few months when all those secularist Bangladeshi bloggers were hacked to death with machetes in a string of high profile attacks?

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I would encourage you to look at a map to see where Bangladesh is located

@PTownsend

It was you who said they become radicalized in the Middle East. I think Kobe White Bar Owner was responding to that claim. I would encourage you to read your own posts before responding to critics. (For the record, I have never been to Bangladesh, and have spent very little time in the Middle East. I did once spend a pleasant evening in the company of an Iranian engineer and two Saudi women wearing mini skirts in a bar in England. We drank and laughed a lot. My views of Islam may be slanted by that experience.)

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I don't know why reporter didn't mention this points, which are mentioned in local newspaper here in Dhaka.

1.She had been illegally living in Bangladesh for the last nine years, police said. 2.The detainees claimed that she has been living at a hotel but she shifted to a rented house at Residential Area recently as her dues at the hotel were increasing. 3.Police said the detainees, in primary interrogation, claimed that she died after suffering from diarrhoea. As she was living here illegally, the detainees buried her at Uttara graveyard identifying her as a Muslim to avoid any hassle. 4.Dhaka Metropolitan Police was scheduled to hold a press briefing yesterday but it was cancelled due to what DMP said “unavoidable reason”.However, a source at DMP said the press conference was cancelled upon request from the Japanese embassy in Bangladesh.

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@ Albaleo

Thanks explaining my point.

@ PTownsend

I am fully aware where it is geographically, but mate read your own posts as its ironic you are commenting on my sanctimoniousness. I give in you know best.

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@Albaleo & @Whitebar

I care two anythings whether you believe me. Having had lengthy first hand experience living and working in Arab Muslim countries I know very well there is a full range of human types within that population. My opinion is the cultures they come from affect them as individuals more than their religion. A Bangladeshi Muslim is different from a Tunisian Muslim is different from a Saudi Muslim is different from a Persian Muslim for obvious reasons.

Re Bangladeshis being radicalised whilst in the ME, I can list many examples I personally witnessed. Again, two rat's whether you believe me. I do NOT fear Islam. I do NOT fear Muslims. I do, however, have great fear of Islamic extremists. I do NOT fear Arabs or Bangladeshis any more than I fear white Europeans or North Americans or any other group. I do, though, fear extremists of any culture or religion. Cheers.

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I am a Bangladeshi professional in Japan and I would like to make it clear to everybody that as a whole, Bangladesh is a very pro-Japan country(having it's similar flag and single largest ODA donor), and it will never be a hotbed of terrorism in future. Originally Islam there rooted from Sufism or soft version of Islam having deep relation to folk culture has been the mainstream lifestyle for hundreds of years. Those string of recent attacks on foreigners are result of local insurgents supported by rightist political party to create external pressure on the current secular govt.

The common people don't have any sympathy towards the M.E. extremist stuffs and even the local Islamic leaders despise those extremists. There is overwhelming support for Bin Laden and Al-Kaida in Pakistan and emotional prayer was offered over there after Laden's death. But this type of incident is unimaginable in Bangladesh, even if some crook heads would try to organize something sympathizing those terrorists, they would be socially harassed and the current secular govt. agency would arrest immediately. Despite being culturally very different to that of Pakistan, getting the same label of "Extremist" is very deplorable and humiliating for us.

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@bdgjpn Im sorry you felt you had to explain but i understand why, shan ti to you mate.

@PT I care not for this ongoing explaining, oh but you maybe interested to know i grew up in Mile End, go back and read your first post please.

Over.

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@bdgjpn But this type of incident is unimaginable in Bangladesh, even if some crook heads would try to organize something sympathizing those terrorists, they would be socially harassed and the current secular govt. agency would arrest immediately.

Do you share views that are different from K Anis Ahmed, publisher of the Dhaka Tribune and the Bangla Tribune

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/07/bangladesh-ideological-murders-attack-liberal-ideals

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@Kobe White Bar Owner Thank you mate, shanti to you too.

@PTownsend Be cool! That report is quite exaggerated to gain political agenda on behalf of the Dhaka Tribune's publisher and distorted from the fact, I don't buy it as I visit the country regularly and am well aware of situation there.

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