For the moth­er­land

Southasia - - EDITOR’S MAIL -

I am afraid that the ar­ti­cle ‘Cri­sis of the Bat­tling Begums’ is go­ing to be an ‘ever­green’ ar­ti­cle. The people of Bangladesh have been watch­ing this fight of the Begums for decades now and there are no signs that any side will give up the fight any time soon – not even for the coun­try’s sake. There is a great need for unity in Bangladesh - now than ever be­fore. I say this in view of the video record­ing of Al-Qaeda leader Ay­men-al-Zawahiri in which he has urged the people of Bangladesh to stand up against the govern­ment. Do Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia re­al­ize the threat loom­ing over their heads?

We cer­tainly don’t want Al-Qaeda and its ex­trem­ist ide­ol­ogy to make in­roads into our so­ci­ety. If the two main lead­ers of Bangladesh do not stop fight­ing with each other, our en­emy will ex­ploit this op­por­tu­nity to spread its mes­sage of hate and vi­o­lence.

Mashiur Rah­man

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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