"God Willing": The Politics and Ideology of Islamism in Bangladesh

  title={"God Willing": The Politics and Ideology of Islamism in Bangladesh},
  author={Ali Riaz},
  journal={Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and The Middle East},
  • Ali Riaz
  • Published 1 August 2003
  • Sociology
  • Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and The Middle East
“God willing, we shall form the next government,” declared Khaleda Zia, former prime minister and then leader of the opposition at a rally in the port city of Chittagong on April 4, 2000 almost eighteen months ahead of the general elections in Bangladesh. Pointing her finger to the leaders of her four-party alliance sitting on the dais, Khaleda Zia declared firmly that “we have united to protect the nation, our hard earned independence and Islam.” Present on the dais were Golam Azam, the Ameer… Expand
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