Civil Society

Kurlantzick, Joshua
November 2001
New Republic;11/12/2001, Vol. 225 Issue 20, p20
Discusses how Bangladesh is able to control Islamic fundamentalism by keeping it out of the schools and through promotion of tolerance. Comparison to Pakistan and Afghanistan; Economic assistance provided by the state to madrasas that enroll some 1.5 million students and teach both secular studies and nonfundamentalist versions of Islam; Support of Bangladesh to nongovernmental organizations to ward off fundamentalism; Support of the Dhaka government to the U.S. campaign against the Taliban.


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