Bangladesh considering abandoning Islam as its official religion after series of gruesome attacks by muslims in the country
- Supreme Court is considering dropping Islam as country’s state religion
- The move is being backed by leaders of minority faiths in the country
- It comes after a string of terror attacks against Hindus and Christians
- But Bangladesh government insist terror attacks are not the work of ISIS
Bangladesh could drop Islam as the country’s official religion following a string of extremist attacks against people of other faiths.
The supreme court in the South Asia nation has began 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.
When Bangladesh was formed in 1971 after the nation split from Pakistan, it was declared a secular state.
However, in 1988 the country’s constitution was amended with Islam declared as the state religion.
But this is now being disputed as illegal in the latest court battle and is being supported by religious minority leaders.
Meanwhile the US has also warned that ISIS is stepping up recruitment in Bangladesh, even though the government says the extremist problems are home grown.
One Bangladesh police official told Breitbart: ‘We have made arrests on each and every so-called ISIS-claimed attack.
‘The attackers have confessed their crimes in court. They have also confessed being a Jamaatul Mujahedin Bangladesh member, and denied
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