Category Archive: বিদেশ

মার্চ ১৯

Dutch Election and the presumed Muslim Problem

The Dutch had their election last Wednesday in which the anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim extremist party – the Freedom Party (PVV) – came out a distant second winning 20 seats in the 150-seat parliament. Its leader Geert Wilders ran on a "de-Islamification" platform, calling for Islamic schools to be closed and the Qur’an and burqa to be …


মার্চ ০৩

Is America Heading Towards Fascism?

Recently I was shaken to learn that the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida on Feb. 7 after returning from speaking at a Black History Month event in Montego Bay, Jamaica. They were pulled aside while going through customs because of …


ফেব্রু. ১৯

Trump Administration Lies Again

It seems that U.S. President Donald Trump has been misspeaking – to put it mildly – more often than not – since at least the presidential election times. Many political analysts assumed that once elected he would modify his positions and behave more responsibly as a president. But old habits die hard, esp. for someone …


ফেব্রু. ০৯

Trump’s Chaotic First Couple Of Weeks

On Saturday in its front cover page the German weekly magazine Der Spiegel posted an illustration of the U.S. President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty. It depicts a cartoon figure of Trump with a bloodied knife in one hand and the statue’s head, dripping with blood, in the other. It carries the caption: …


নভে. ১৫

Donald Trump’s Win – an analysis

Against all the predictions of the pundits, pollsters and polling groups, Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. Well except one, that is from my alma mater – University of Southern California, Los Angeles. For much of the year, the 2016 USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Presidential Election Poll—designed to track changes …


নভে. ০৭

How about voting for a 3rd party in US elections? Something to consider …

All Muslims are very angry with Donald Trump's caustic and hurtful comments/remarks against their faith. As American citizens, they don't plan on voting for him in the coming presidential election in the USA. Instead, most Muslim Americans would vote for Hillary Clinton who has been articulating their concerns and grievances on such matters of bigotry …


অক্টো. ১০

The GOP Must Dump Trump

Can a video tape deal a death blow to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign? Could the unthinkable really happen? The Republican presidential candidate is in a deep shit – excuse my English here – after the release of a 2005 video tape this Friday in which he bragged about groping and trying to have sex with …


সেপ্টে. ২০

Thoughts on American Presidential Election – 2016

American politics, as expected, has heated up since the Labor Day. In less than two months the American voters will choose between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and casino- and real estate mogul Donald Trump for the highest political post in the land.  After five years of questioning President Barack Obama’s citizenship, Trump said …


সেপ্টে. ০৪

কাশ্মীরে ভারতীয় বাহিনী কর্তৃক সাধারণ মানুষের উপর প্যালট গুলি বর্ষণ

বারেনা, মাত্র চার বছর বয়সী, যে কিনা অন্যান্য শিশুদের মত খেলা করার কথা, সে ব্যথায় কাতরাচ্ছে শ্রীনগরের হাসপাতালের আট-নম্বর ওয়ার্ডে। একই ওয়ার্ডে তাঁর ৮ বছর বয়সী ভাইও প্যালেট গুলির আঘাতে কষ্টে নিস্তব্ধ হয়ে আছে। তারা জানে না, তাদের কি অপরাধ। শুক্রবার বিকেল বেলা তারা বাবার সাথে স্কুটারে করে বেড় হয়েছিল, যখন ভারতীয় বাহিনী নির্মমভাবে প্যালেট …


আগস্ট ২৯

The Annan Commission needs to be successful

On Friday, 19 August 2016, the first World Rohingya Day demonstrations took place around the world. Rallies and demonstrations took place in London, UK; Washington DC, Toronto, Canada, New York, Chicago; Stockholm, Sweden; Boston; Los Angeles; and many other places. The speakers demanded end to the ongoing genocide of Rohingya people who are indigenous people …


জুলাই ১৫

সন্ত্রাস, Terrorism অথবা জংগীবাদের উৎস কোথায়?

বাংলাদেশের বর্তমান সময়ে 'টেররিসম' একটি গুরুত্বপূর্ন বিষয়ে পরিনত হয়েছে। তাই, সন্ত্রাস, টেররিসম অথবা জংগীবাদের উৎস কোথায়? এর খুব সংক্ষিপ্ত উত্তর খোজার চেষ্টা করেছি। সন্ত্রাস বা টেররিসম মোকাবেলায় এর মূল কারণ জানা অত্যান্ত গুরুত্বপূর্ন। টেররিসমের ইতিহাস অনেক পুরোনো। এটা মানবের বিকাশের সাথে সাথে জন্ম হয়েছে।সন্ত্রাস বিষয়ক বিশেষজ্ঞ,  Amy Zalman (2015) বলেন, "The history of terrorism is as old as humans' willingness to …


জুলাই ০৫

Elie – the Weasel

Elie Wiesel has died. I was never a fan of him in spite of his many successes in life, mostly selling the Holocaust industry. I found him fake and considered him a disingenuous person: a hypocrite of our time. He was in the habit of making things up, in a way that his many subsequent detractors could …


এপ্রিল ২৬

Southwest: the official airline for racists and bigots!

As a frequent flyer, I have traveled with the Southwest Airlines a few times. In my operational excellence classes, I have often used it as an example of standardization. But I have stopped flying the airline for quite some time. Its “You Are Now Free To Move About The Country” has become a wildly outdated slogan, …


এপ্রিল ০৫

Whither Suu Kyi’s Government?

The NLD party declared last week that Aung San Suu Kyi will be foreign minister in Myanmar's first civilian government for decades. The constitution, drafted and approved by the powerful military, had blocked her from becoming the presidency. Nonetheless, she vowed to rule above the man picked as president, Htin Kyaw, in the government which …


মার্চ ২০

‘They Hate Us’ – Really?

Part 1: Donald Trump said on March 9, 2016 that he thinks "Islam hates us," drawing little distinction between the religion and radical terrorism by some misguided and angry Muslims. "I think Islam hates us," Trump told CNN's Anderson Cooper, deploring the "tremendous hatred" that he said partly defined the religion. Trump doubled down on …


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