For the motherland
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.