Quiet resistance in Bangladesh to Sharia provisions discriminating against women, which are akin to those discriminating against dhimmis. From the Washington Times, with thanks to EPG:
Bangladesh has used a “silent social revolution” to boost women’s rights and avoid the religious extremism that has plagued other Muslim countries, Foreign Minister M. Morshed Khan said in an interview yesterday.
On a visit to Washington this week, Mr. Khan said that free and subsidized schooling for girls, expanded job opportunities for young women and political power — the country’s prime minister and opposition-party leader are both women — have been critical to the country’s stability.
“It is our policy to bring women into the mainstream, into the work force,” Mr. Khan said in a luncheon interview with editors and reporters at The Washington Times.
“It amounts to a silent social revolution for us,” he said. “We could not send our women back to the kitchen now if we wanted, because without economic opportunity, they become a target for extremists. Extremism flourishes in poverty.”