Tens of thousands of radical Muslims marched toward the capital on Saturday to demand laws to target bloggers they said denigrated Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.
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Once again, when the British decolonized South Asia, as with the decolonization of Africa, there were problems with creating new countries in the area. In Bangladesh, there is now violence between religious groups. The radical Muslims want a Muslim government that will have a death sentence for blasphemy and insulting the Islamic religion. However, Islam is not the only religion in Bangladesh, so them stating their own beliefs is the same as insulting Islam and blasphemy. There are riots and people are being arrested and killed for things they say in blogs. People are also calling for punishment for war crimes during a war that occurred 40 years ago.
Bangladesh is in very hard times. People are extremely oppressed and have to fear death for just saying something wrong. However, I believe that this will get worse before it gets better as there are more strikes coming and tolerance is not. Not only that, but Bangladesh is heavily populated so every strike and riot interrupts communication, transportation, and overall efficiency of the working people and the government. Therefore, these strikes affect the economy and politics of the government and of the country as a whole and not only the society. Radicals of different belief systems have been put together in the same country and people are dying as one group tries to gain control over the other, and the entire country is feeling the affects of this violence.