The tiny minority of extremists may have found a new South Asia home base: “Bangladesh may be emerging as a haven for Islamic terrorists in South Asia, intelligence reports say.” This from Straits Times, with thanks to nicolei.
“A report by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) expressed concern about serious attacks by radicals on cultural groups in Bangladesh, hints of collusion with Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda and the government’s alleged unwillingness to crack down on terrorism. . . .
“After reading the report, Bangladesh’s High Commissioner in Ottawa steadfastly denied his country had become a terrorist sanctuary. ‘We condemn terrorism in any country, in any form, in any place,’ Mr Mohsin Ali Khan said on Tuesday. ‘Bangladesh is against any terrorist attack and it will not allow its soil to be used by any terrorist group.'”
Oh, good. That means there aren’t any terrorists in Bangladesh.
“But the United States said on Tuesday that it had received information about possible threats against its embassy in Dhaka. It warned Americans in Bangladesh to be vigilant, particularly in places frequented by foreigners. ‘The US government has recently received information regarding several possible threats against the US Embassy in Dhaka and other US interests in Bangladesh,’ said the State Department. ‘American citizens in Bangladesh should remain vigilant, particularly in public places frequented by foreigners, including but not limited to hotels, restaurants, shopping areas and places of worship.'”