Myanmar’s Suu Kyi slams ‘iceberg of ‘misinformation’ over Rohingya

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi slams ‘iceberg of ‘misinformation’ over Rohingya

Global outrage over Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslims is being fuelled by “a huge iceberg of misinformation”, Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday, after the UN led calls for her government to end violence that has forced 146,000 to flee to Bangladesh. Rohingya refugees have poured into Bangladesh, fleeing a massive security sweep in […]

Bangladesh: Tipping farther toward fundamentalist Islam?

Bangladesh: Tipping farther toward fundamentalist Islam?

By Ruthie Bloom / Gatestone Institute The arrest on May 26 of 140 secular activists in Bangladesh is the latest in a string of incidents indicating a disturbing shift towards Islamic fundamentalism in the East Asian parliamentary democracy. The activists were rounded up by police during a demonstration against the government’s removal of a statue […]

The death of Free Speech: The West veils itself

The death of Free Speech: The West veils itself

By Giulio Meotti / Gatestone Institute Last week, Nazimuddin Samad sat at his computer at home and penned a few critical lines against the Islamist drift of his country, Bangladesh. The day after, Samad was approached by four men shouting “Allahu Akbar!” (“Allah is great!”) and hacked him to death with machetes. These killings have […]