Bangladesh is home ti 160 million inhabitants and the majority are Muslim, who worship in about 600 thousand mosques nationwide, where imams often incite young people to fight for the imposition of Islamic ideas
The Dhaka Decision attempts to curb "hate speech" disseminated by radical preachers. One of them, Zakir Naik, has had a direct influence on Dhaka bombers. The authorities have decided to block his television channel. About 600 thousand mosques nationwide. The Islamic Foundation will distribute texts for Friday prayers.
Dhaka (AsiaNews) - Bangladesh will screen Friday sermons in mosques, in an effort to control the proliferation of extremist ideas in the country. The decision was taken yesterday by senior government officials, who have also decided to implement stringent action against those preachers who spread hatred among religions.
Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina's aim is to fight against Islamic terrorism that is bloodying Bangladesh. Recent episodes include the deadly attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery Cafe in Dhaka, in which 20 people died.