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Bangladesh may abandon Islam as state religion after extremist attacks

(From Daily Mail)

Bangladesh could drop Islam as the country’s official religion following a string of extremist attacks against people of other faiths.

Members of the Gonojagoron Mancha movement protest against attacks on secular bloggers in Bangladesh

The Supreme Court has begun to hear arguments which challenge Islam’s status as the official state religion.

It comes after a spate of attacks against people of other religions such as Hindus, Christians, and minorities Shi’ites, which have been blamed on Islamic extremists.

Meanwhile, the US has warned that Islamic State is stepping up recruitment in Bangladesh, even though the government says the extremist problems are home grown. Read More