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[This introductory chapter offers a general overview of this book. It outlines the problem, aims, rationale, scope, limitations and methodology of the book. The introduction has also addressed the theoretical basis of the book.]
[Historically, the Bengal region of the sub-continent, constituting Bangladesh, had been ruled by followers of almost all major religions of the world—Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity—each of which had a strong influence upon the people of this region. This had played a key role in an...
[The contest within Islam, as shown in the previous chapter, has fostered the Islamization of Bangladeshi society from below. This Islamization from below accelerates Islamization from above, because Islam becomes a tool for the legitimization of the dominant ruling elites. The ruling elites...
[Islamist militancy has been growing in Bangladesh since the 1980s. This growth has been going through different phases and waves of silent and active forms of militancy. With the arrival of IS and AQ in the militant landscape of Bangladesh, the current phase of Islamist militancy is...
[Living in the age of globalization, it cannot be said that local factors constitute the only causes for Islamist militancy. This chapter explores both ideological and global factors for the growth of Islamist militancy in Bangladesh. It is argued in this chapter that the lack of a model Muslim...
[The book sets out to uncover the causes of growing Islamist militancy in Bangladesh, by investigating the vast secondary literature, by collecting data from two leading newspapers as papers of record and finally by interviewing a range of experts and informed observers of radicalization in...
[The conclusion reviews the key proposition of the book and reasserts the validity of the argument that ideology plays a pivotal role in the radicalization process and justifies violence. Most importantly, ideology proffers solutions to the micro and macro causes of commonly identifiable youth...
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